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

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, 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)

Leadership Training Programme in Lund, Sweden
Leadership Training Programme in Lund, Sweden

PISANG successfully conducted a leadership training programme in Lund, Sweden on 6th May 2012. The event was attended by members of the Malay community from Sweden, Germany and Norway who originally came from Patani (Southern Thailand). PISANG's chairman, Hamidi, presented "Melayu Di Eropah: Sumbangan Menerusi Kepimpinan Berkualiti" (Malays in Europe: Contributions Through Quality Leadership) and the Director of Islamic Support, Ustaz Halim, presented "Corak Kepimpinan Islam di Negara Minoriti Islam" (The Characteristics of Islamic Leadership in Muslim Minority Countries). The event also featured a workshop on "Golongan Muda Pemangkin Pembaharuan" (The Young Generation as a Catalyst for Reform"). A combination of English and Malay languages were used throughout the event.

Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:30

Sponsor a New Muslim

Since PISANG began operation about 4 years ago, we have seen a steady increase in the number of people from all over UK using our services. Among those who have been using our services are new Muslims (also called reverts or Muslim converts). Almost all new Muslims that have contacted us are still relying on romanised transliteration to read the Quran. The desire in learning to read the Quran with proper tajwid is there, but the absence of learning facilities or lack of financial resources are obstacles preventing them from progressing.

PISANG has launched a "Sponsor a New Muslim" initiative to teach new Muslims tajwid from scratch. Anybody who would like to sponsor a new Muslim to read the Quran can make financial contribution on a monthly basis and PISANG will select a new Muslim or you can nominate a new Muslim that you will sponsor. We hope that you will support our initiative in helping to get more new Muslims to be able to read Quran with proper tajwid. Your support will make a significant change to the landscape of Islam in UK.

You can contribute to this initiative either through your personal financial contribution or by paying your zakat to this initiative. Please contact us for more details.

Thursday, 15 September 2011 22:24

PISANG Reaches to Europe

Discussion with Turkish community in Rotterdam

PISANG delegation comprising of all 4 directors and 4 volunteers toured Europe from 6th to 14th Septermber 2011. The tour aimed to extend nextworking with Muslim communities in Europe, promote Quranic Therapy and prepare the groundwork for future events there. We are pleased with the outcome of the tour and had forged valuable links with Muslim communities in Chamonix, Geneva, Berne, Frankfurt and Rotterdam.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 22:28

PISANG Launches PISANG Knowledge Den

PISANG today launched a distance learning tuition service aimed at providing the necessary knowledge about Islam. The service is a response to requests by many of our clients who have , in the past, missed the opportunity in learning many basic but important knowledge about Islam.

Our first product in this service is the "Tajwid From Scratch" distance learning course. This service is based on a methodology for fast learning of Quranic recitation and has been enhanced based from the rich experiences in delivering the "Tajwid From Scratch" course to many groups of adults in Oxford.

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