Pisangtherapy Retreat

Through our scientific research we are able to pioneer innovative therapy for jinn possession disorder. This has enabled Pisangtherapy retreat to excel over other psychotherapy or ruqyah-based therapies. We have organised over 170 retreats since December 2013.

Massage & Cupping Therapy

Therapeutic massage decreases muscular tension and speeds up the removal of waste. Cupping detoxify the body and will enhance the homeostatic balance to achieve better health.

Online Tajwid Resource

Learn at your own pace by subscribing to our online resource and you will soon be reading the Quran with proper tajwid, God willing. The investment will give you a life-long return and may help to increase your spirituality.

Counselling services

Our counselling services is provided by qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and we provide these services from the Islamic perspective.


PISANG (Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group) is a not-for-profit organisation registered in England. PISANG is a service-oriented organisation and provides services to everyone regardless of religion, sex, age or race. Although we follow Islamic guidelines in providing our services, you do not have to embrace the Islamic faith to benefit from our services.

Friday, 09 December 2016 00:15

Next Phase for PISANG

The idea of forming PISANG to promote Islamic Medical Treatment using ruqyah as a core treatment was floated back in late 2007. The idea was the result of brainstorming by 5 people in Malaysia. Several objectives were set in order to promote Islamic Medical Treatment as a respected mainstream medical discipline. Since then almost all of the objectives have progressed significantly. PISANG was promptly registered in the UK in April 2008. Soon after registration, PISANG organised ruqyah mobile clinics in various cities in the UK and promoted the notion that jinn can cause diseases and disorders. In those days, the awareness of jinn as a contributor to diseases and disorders were met with skepticism by many people. There were voices raised in the media and internet of disbelief that we were talking about jinn in the new millennium. To them jinn only existed in medieval times. Now those skeptics have been silenced. PISANG also trained hundreds of people in UK, Egypt, Yemen, Australia and South Korea in the field of ruqyah.

PISANG have made many other contributions since then even though PISANG is run by a very small committee. We have collaborated with Jabatan Mufti Selangor Malaysia to organise two experts seminars on sihr law. PISANG was a key founder of Gabungan Persatuan Pengubatan Islam Malaysia (GAPPIMA), a national umbrella organisation for ruqyah practitioners in Malaysia. We have also worked hard to ensure that Islamic Medical Practice was accepted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia when the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act was tabled in Malaysian parliament. Our involvement in academic research is ongoing and our own internal research has produced Pisangtherapy Retreat, a therapeutic intervention for jinn possession that excels over other interventions. Recently we are also a key founder of Persatuan Terapi Holistic Islam Malaysia (THIS), a national organisation in Malaysia to research and promote an Islamic-inspired holistic approach in health care.

These contributions and successes were the results of our dedication to work in a professional manner despite under the constraint of scarce financial resources. The bulk of the financial resources were from contributions of the committee members. Our small team of committee members have delivered amazing results over a relatively short period.

Even though we have achieved a lot, we are still dedicated to do a lot more. Our next phase is to set up Yayasan PISANG (PISANG Foundation) in Malaysia. This will enable us to contribute more effectively in promoting a holistic approach of Islamic Medical Practice with ruqyah as a core treatment. Yayasan PISANG will start to provide treatment and therapy, engaged in academic research and provide quality training for those who want to be professional Islamic Medical Practitioners. We will also be more engaged in academic research in order to make our Pisangtherapy Retreat an evidence-based intervention for jinn possession.

May Allah make it easy for us to achieve this noble aim. Amin.

Paper: Al-BayĀn – Journal of QurʾĀn and ḤadĪth Studies 14 (2016) 168-205


Understanding the Use of Ruqyah (Healing Method Based on The Quran and Hadith) in the Treatment of Disease: Analysis based on Fiqh al-Hadith Al-Imam Al-Bukhari

Pemahaman Terhadap Aspek Penggunaan Ruqyah Dalam Rawatan Penyakit: Analisis Berasaskan Fiqh al-Hadith Imam Al-Bukhari



Khadher Ahmad
Pensyarah Kanan di Jabatan al-Quran dan al-Hadith, Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya
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Mohd Anuar Ramli
Jabatan Fiqh dan Usul, Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya
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Nor Azian Ab Rahman
Gabungan Pengamal Pengubatan Islam Malaysia (GAPPIMA) dan calon Ijazah Doktor Falsafah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Ruqyah refers to the healing method based on the Quran and hadith through the recitation of the Quran, seeking of refuge, remembrance and supplication that is used as a means of treating sickness and other problems, by reading verses of the Quran, the names and attributes of Allah, or by using the prayers in Arabic or in a language the meaning of which is understood. The use of ruqyah as a method of treatment is popular among the Islamic alternative healing practitioners. This method of ruqyah is based on the recommendations and practices carried out by the Prophet (pbuh) for self-treatment or to help his Sahabah and others. Through analysis of the inductive, deductive and historical approaches, this article aims to explain the views of Imam al-Bukhari in relation to aspects of ruqyah and its use in the treatment of disease by analysing some chapters translated (tarjamah al-bab) by Imam al-Bukhari in the Kitab al-Tibb. The results show that the use of ruqyah in the treatment of diseases refers to the discussion of the seven chapters translated (tarjamah al-bab) on three main issues:

[1] The use of ruqyah from the Quran, [2] Conditions in using a ruqyah, and [3] The types of ruqyah recommended by the Prophet.

Friday, 28 October 2016 20:27

Reciting Quran and Listening to Quran

Allah has revealed the Quran as shifa' (remedy) and mercy to believers. Ruqyah syar'iyyah is a shari'ah-compliant incantation which uses Quranic verses, salawat, do'a etc which are permissible in Islam. Some people found out that they have jinn possession disorder after getting negative reactions as a result of listening to ruqyah or after listening to surah al-Baqarah for example. This may prompt them to seek ruqyah therapy to get rid of the jinn within them. Ruqyah therapy on its own may not be enough to solve the problem and the therapists would normally advise the person to embark of various other amals e.g. zikr and the recitation of Quran. This will not be a problem for those who know how to read the Quran. May Allah give them shifa' through the recitation. Amin. But what about those who do not know how to read the Quran? Would listening have the same effect as recitation?

Hamidi and Dato' Nordin Ibrahim (Deputy Head Director (Policy) of JAKIM
Hamidi and Dato' Nordin Ibrahim, Deputy Head Director (Policy) of JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) at the symposium

The research group LRGS/TD/2012/USM-UKM/KT/03 of National University of Malaysia in collaboration with GAPPIMA (Federation of Islamic Medical Treatment Practitioners Malaysia) organised the "Simposium Perubatan Islam 2016" (Symposium on Islamic Medicine 2016) on 26th-27th April 2016. The symposium was attended by academicians, medical professionals and Islamic medical treatment practitioners. The theme of the symposium was "Towards a professional and contemporary Islamic Medicine", aiming at defining and modernising Islamic medicine.

Poster Presentation at 8th Muslim Mental Health Conference
Hamidi and Azian at 8th Muslim Mental Health Conference, Dearborn, USA.

The Secretary and Director of Research of PISANG, Ms Nor Azian Ab. Rahman, presented a poster presentation at the 8th Muslim Mental Health Conference in Dearborn, USA from 17th to 20th March 2016. The conference was attended by academicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals in the mental health sector. There was great interest in the poster presentation and a full paper is planned in the near future. The paper will be written by Dr Zul Azlin Razali (Psychiatrist and Senior Medical Lecture, Islamic Science University of Malaysia), Nor Azian Ab Rahman (Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Malay World and Civilization, National University of Malaysia) and Prof. Dr Supyan Hussin (Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, National University of Malaysia).

Saturday, 12 March 2016 10:02

Paper: Patient with 2000 Nails

A Case Study of Modern Medical Practice and Islamic Complementary Therapy on a Patient with Over 2000 Embedded Nails

International Journal of Public Health Science (IJPHS) Vol.4, No.4, December 2015, pp. 310~314


In South East Asia, patients often resort to various forms of complementary therapy apart from utilizing mainstream modern medicine in Hospitals. Islamic-based complementary therapy employs various forms of biophysical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual interventional methods based on the prevailing belief and cultural system to provide a holistic Syariah compliant approach in patient management. The concept of diseases caused by sorcery and paranormal means using intermediaries like Jinn and evil spirits that have been in existence since time immemorial across religions, cultures and societies around the world. Currently, the practice of black magic and the belief in the paranormal still widely exist in the midst of modern civilization in this region. Modern medical practice has no definitive answer for a person with an unusual medical illness who is believed to have been afflicted by black magic because of its non-specific clinical presentation and non-response to conventional management paradigm which defies medical logic. In this paper, we describe a true case of a lady, who suffered from more than 2000 nails embedded inside her body for one and a half years. Upon admission to a hospital in Indonesia, she underwent a surgical procedure to remove all of the nails but to no avail; the nails re-appeared at other parts of her body. The surgical team later decided to conduct an Islamic complementary therapy on the patient, and subsequently, managed to extract all of the remaining nails without further bleeding. In conclusion, unusual or mysterious medical illness, sometimes referred to as idiopathic in etiology, not responding to conventional medical or surgical intervention, may potentially benefit from the use of Islamic complementary therapy.

Corresponding Author:
Nor Azian Ab Rahman,
Institute of Malay World And Civilization,
National University of Malaysia
Nor Azian is also the Secretary and Director of Research of PISANG.

The paper "Jinn Possession in Mental Health Disorder" was presented by Hamidi Abdul Rahman at the Regional Forum (ASEAN) on "Jinn and Sihr in Medicine" at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29-30 November 2014.

The video is available below (Please use another browser if it doesn't work on your Google Chrome).

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:01

Ceramah Perubatan Islam di Belfast

Ceramah Perubatan Islam
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 11:15

Jinn Possession in Mental Health Disorder

The paper Jinn Possession in Mental Health Disorder was presented by Hamidi Abdul Rahman at the Regional Forum (ASEAN) on Jinn and Sihr in Medicine at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29-30 November 2014.


This paper discusses the diversity in the understanding of mental health disorders, Muslims perception of jinn as a contributing factor affecting mental health, a new Pisang Jinn Possession Model, diagnosis of jinn possession and the therapy for jinn possession.

The understanding of mental health disorder varies across cultures (Somer, 2006). The differences can arise from the difference in understanding or modelling of the human e.g. the concept of psyche, body, soul etc. It can be explained, for example, from a Biblical and Hebrew perspective (Kaplan & Schwartz,1997). Rather than dying out, the belief in supernatural entities is widespread today even amongst the well-educated population in Western countries (Thomason, 2008). The belief is also prevalent in other cultures and religion, including Christianity (Leavey, 2010).

The term mental health disorder is subjective and can differ according to cultures. The symptoms of the problems may be similar but the classification may differ according to the understanding of the person. The perceived cause of mental illnesses can be biological (brain abnormality, genes, or chemical imbalance) or non-biological (stress, relationship, childhood experience etc) (Sears, Pomerantz, Segrist, & Rose, 2011). Epilepsy, for example, can be perceived as medical or punishment by God or expiation of sins, etc. (Small et al., 2005).

The difference in the understanding of mental health disorder is not limited to the general public but also extends into the scientific community. A set of symptoms classified as “Trance and possession disorders” under ICD-10 is classified as “Dissociative Identity Disorder” under DSM-5. Differences or controversies on the classification can be attributed by the different understanding of mental health disorder or can be caused by unhealthy influence of pharmaceutical companies in the classification revision process (“Controversy over DSM-5: new mental health guide”, 2013).

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 12:33

Regional Forum: Jinn and Sihr In Medicine

Jinn and Sihr in Medicine

The forum was successfully held and 75% of the participants were medical doctors and psychiatrists. The rest are made up of academicians and researchers.

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