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 100 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.

Tajwid From Scratch

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

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.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:00

Talk in Gothenburg, Sweden

Video of talk held in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2014. We would like to thank the Muslim community in Gothenburg who organised the talk, produced and uploaded the video on YouTube.

 

Ruqyah means incantation and any therapy that uses ruqyah as a main component can be termed as ruqyah therapy. Ruqyah can be divided into 2 categories. Ruqyah that complies with shariah are termed ruqyah shariyyah (shariah-compliant ruqyah) and ruqyah which contains shirk (polytheistic practices) are termed ruqyah shirkiyyah (polytheistic ruqyah). Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) approved the use of a particular ruqyah that was practised during pre-Islamic period because it did not have any polytheistic elements in it. Shirk (polytheism) is the boundary that separates lawful (halal) and unlawful (haram) ruqyah.

Ruqyah was used as treatment during the time of the prophet. In one incident, a companion recited surah al-Fatihah (the Opening Chapter) to treat a tribal leader from snake bite even though the prophet had never taught anyone to recite al-Fatihah for treatment of snake bites.

Unlike snake bites, jinn-related disorder can affect a person both physically and psychologically. If a person has just been affected by jinn, the damage might just be confined to psychological. However, if one or more jinn has been living in a person for a long period, the effect can both be physical as well as psychological. Jinn is a living organism and is a parasite that consumes food to survive and secretes excretion into the human body. The excretion (i.e. toxins) will cause imbalance i.e. disrupts the homeostasis of the body, which in turn will affect the health of the person.

Jinn-related disorder therefore not only affects the mental health of a person but may also affect the physical health. These may cause additional psychosomatic problems. When a person thinks about his physical health, he or she will feel depressed. If a person is depressed, his or her physical health may deteriorate.

The therapy for jinn-related disorder should therefore not rely on ruqyah (incantation) alone. The therapy should be holistic in manner and must include ruqyah and psychotherapy at the very minimum. As in any psychotherapy session, the therapist should show empathy and must never blame the client for his or her predicament. The aim of any therapy is to help the client to move forward with his or her life. Blaming the client can be considered as a sign of failure to provide an effective therapy. An angry therapist will cause more harm than good.

Sunday, 24 August 2014 16:36

Empowering Patani Malay Youth in Europe

Patani Youth gathering in Hamburg

The president of PISANG, Hamidi Abdul Rahman, was given the honour of delivering a speech to the Patani Malay Youth Association in Europe event on 23rd August 2014. Patani youths from The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden gathered in Hamburg, Germany for a 2-day event. This was the first gathering organised by the Patani Malay youth in Europe. The population of Patani Malay youths in Europe is increasing and they plan to organise further gatherings in other cities in Europe.

Patani is a region of predominantly Muslim population in the south of Thailand. Hamidi emphasised on the need of developing quality leadership amongst the youths. Most of the youths were born outside the homeland. They will have to develop new leadership skills so that they can contribute towards the development of their people in Patani in particular and the global Muslim population in general.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 16:42

PISANG Trip to Scandinavia

Gothenburg

A delegation comprising of directors and volunteers from PISANG (2 from UK, 5 from Malaysia and 1 from The Netherlands) toured several cities in Sweden, Norway and The Netherlands from 1st to 14th April 2014. At the request of the Muslim community in Gothenburg (Sweden), we conducted 3 days of Quranic Therapy for those who have pre-booked appointments. A talk on Quranic Therapy was also delivered by PISANG's Chairman. The lively session had to be cut short due to time constraint. We were very pleased with the hospitality of the Muslim community over there. The event had opened a new chapter in forging brotherhood between PISANG and the Muslim community in Gothenburg and also in promoting Quranic Therapy in the West. We were also impressed with the attendance that comprise of people from various ethnic background e.g. Somalis, Arabs, North Africans, Pakistanis, Malays and Swedish Muslim converts.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:47

Therapists for jinn possession

The belief that spirits can possess a person is not something new. It is also believed in various cultures, religious or atheistic. Different cultures have different ways of expelling the spirits from the possessed person. Ancient practices include trephining (drilling a hole in the skull) to release the spirit.

In Islam, the different species of spirits are collectively referred to as jinn in the Arabic language. The terminology "jinn" in Islam has a different concept from the terminology "spirits" as believed in many other cultures. Many would attach the word "evil" to "spirits" but not all jinn are evil. There are also civilised jinn who have their own system of governance and believe in religion.

Although the word "jinn" is used in Islam, it does not mean that jinn have never entered the human body before Islam. Semitic religions before Islam have their own ways of dealing with jinn. The Quran was not revealed then, so it is obvious that they did not use any Quranic verses. One of the methods in Islam that is used for the exorcism is ruqyah. Ruqyah means incantation. With the arrival of Islam, guidelines were put in place forbidding all polytheistic practices including prohibition of having polytheistic contents in incantations. In one instance, from an authentic narration, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) even approved an incantation from pre-Islamic period (meaning non-Quranic incantation) that did not have any polytheistic content. In other words, Islam defined polytheism as a boundary that must never be crossed.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 16:55

The Need for a Paradigm Shift

When it comes to seeking treatment for perceived jinn-related disorder, many studies have found out that Muslims will prefer to resort to religious leaders for advise or treatment. If the person perceives that his or her jinn-related disorder is a "punishment from God", religious leaders will then become a natural source of guidance for advise on the expiation of sins in order to remove the "punishment from God". Doctors will be the last resort as they are perceived as unable to deal with metaphysical jinn issues. Mental Health professionals e.g. psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists are also ranked low compared to religious leaders or those who are directly involved in treating jinn-related disorders.

Religious leaders are equipped with knowledge to empower a person to increase their spirituality. Many studies have also found out that spirituality helps in increasing the well-being of a person and enables one to come to terms with their predicament. However, jinn-related disorders are not just a simplistic spiritual issue and religious leaders are not equipped with the knowledge to deal with the impact of the disorders, nor are they equipped with solutions that deliver therapeutic benefit.

Jinn-related disorders can be psychological, psycho-somatic or even somatic in nature. Somatic illnesses caused by jinn can go unnoticed for years and may only be realised after all modern medical treatment has failed and the person starts to make recovery after undergoing jinn-related therapy.

When Freud knew about hypnosis from Breur, he was very excited indeed. In a matter of seconds, hypnosis can change a person's personality and one could converse with this "other personality". Freud later abandoned hypnosis because it doesn't work all the time. However the experience he had by using hypnosis on his clients led him to develop the theory of the unconscious mind.

Today, we have various videos on YouTube where a different personality emerges not under hypnotism but after the recitation of ruqyah (Quranic incantation). The main difference is the interpretation of this "other personality". Freud would consider it as the unconscious mind but those doing ruqyah will consider it to be the jinn. One thing in common in the excitement when the "other personality" takes control of the body. For the sake of argument, I will refer to this "other personality" as the jinn.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 17:03

The GP or the exorcist?

Training

When PISANG was formed 5 years ago, the Muslims in UK refrained from talking openly about jinn possession problems, fearing that they might be ridiculed for believing a medieval concept. Things have now changed and the awareness of jinn related disorder has risen amongst them. As a result, Muslims are more open to discuss their jinn-related disorders and also recommending friends or relatives to seek therapy for suspected jinn-related disorders.

The awareness of jinn-related disorders has brought both relief and discomfort. Many are relieved to find out that there is another explanation to the predicaments they have been suffering in the past. They now believe that they have been suffering from jinn possession and started to look at other forms of therapy. Ruqyah (Quranic incantation) is one form of therapy for jinn-possession. The rush to find the "cure" to jinn-possession has caused an increase in the number of people learning and offering ruqyah.

Training

There has been an increase in awareness of jinn-related mental health problems amongst the Muslims. A recent exploratory quantitative study conducted on Muslims in the UK (H. Rahman, Muslim belief in jinn-related mental health disorder and seeking input from psychotherapy services, Nov 2012, MSc Psychotherapy Studies dissertation, University of Sheffield) found out that Muslims who believe that they have jinn-related health problems will avoid going to the doctor and instead will seek treatment from someone who knows about jinn-related problems.

Professionals in the Mental Health sector need to understand the issues faced by Muslims on jinn-related mental health problems. This will give confidence to Muslims to seek proper help from reliable professional Mental Health services rather than seeking help from individuals who know very little about Mental Health. Whilst there are individuals who have good track record in dealing with jinn-related problems, there are also those who may endanger the clients through misdiagnosis, giving wrong advice or even using dangerous exorcism methods.

Update 3rd August 2013: Tajwid from Scratch is now available as an online resource at "Knowledge Den" website. The class in Oxford has also been replaced with private tuitions.

A "Tajwid from Scratch" classes for children will start on Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in Oxford. This new service is aimed at teaching tajwid to Muslim children in Oxford.

Organisers: PISANG (Professional Islamic Support And Nurture Group) and Oxford Charity Fun Days.

Venue: Restore, Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1YH

Time: Tuesdays (5.00pm - 6.00pm) and Thursdays (5.00pm - 6.00pm)

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