04Apr/22

Case Study of Repeat Offender with Jinn Possession

Abstract:

A case study on a male British Muslim repeat offender was presented. He had been involved in violent crimes since he was a teenager and had served several prison sentences. He had no recollection of committing the crimes and only knew of his
violent actions from others. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was under medication. His condition improved briefly but relapsed soon after. His parents brought him to a jinn possession expert, where he was diagnosed with jinn possession using a newly developed jinn possession scale. The subject agreed to engage in therapy for jinn possession. He became aggressive with threatening behaviour during the third therapy session, confirming the case for jinn possession. A multi-psyche model explains how jinn possession can affect behavioural changes and the connection between jinn possession and mental disorders. Modern medication can be complemented with therapy for jinn possession to bring better therapeutic benefits.

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30Nov/21

Diagnosis of Jinn Possession Amongst Patients with Mental Disorders using Thermal Imaging

Abstract:

The belief in jinn possession is embedded in the Muslim faith. A previous quantitative
study had identified symptoms of jinn possession. It shows that there are overlapping symptoms between jinn possession and mental disorders, leading to different diagnoses. An exploratory study was done to investigate the possibility of jinn possession amongst patients who have already been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and epilepsy using four case studies. All the patients have at least five significant symptoms of jinn possession and were on medication for their  respective mental disorders. Thermal images of the patients were recorded using a
thermal imaging camera to monitor temperature change before and after ruqyah. The thermal images before and after ruqyah were compared, and it was observed that parts of the body temperature for all four patients became hotter after ruqyah, indicating that all of them have jinn possession. This reaction to ruqyah is considered as a sign of jinn possession by ruqyah practitioners. It is possible that some of those who have been diagnosed with mental disorders may also have an underlying jinn possession issue. Using ruqyah as a complementary therapy on this category of patients may bring better therapeutic benefits. Further studies need to be conducted to identify the extent of jinn possession amongst those with mental disorders. The
symptoms of jinn possession can be used as a guide for identifying possible cases of jinn possession amongst those with mental disorders.

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30Nov/21

Scale for Positive Identification of Jinn Possession

Abstract:

The belief in jinn possession is deeply rooted amongst Muslims. A previous quantitative research has identified 23 significant symptoms of jinn possession. The loadings of the symptoms were used to create a scale for positive identification of jinn possession. The scale aims to provide the easy identification of jinn possession without knowing the complexity of jinn possession. The scale can be used for early identification of jinn possession or identification of jinn possession cases amongst mental health patients. 1088 data samples from the previous research, comprising of 530 cases of jinn possession and 588 cases of non-possession, were used to create the scale. The score of every sample were calculated, and the computed data were analysed using Receiver Operations Characteristics. A cut-off score of 1.9 was obtained to indicate those considered to have jinn possession. A new set of 188 participants were recruited to validate the scale by comparing the diagnosis according to the scale with that of ruqyah. 109 participants were diagnosed as having jinn possession by the scale, with 108 of them confirmed by ruqyah giving a success rate of 99.1%. The scale is a useful instrument that health professionals can use for positive identification of jinn possession without the need for learning ruqyah. Suspected cases of jinn possession can then be referred for complementary treatment with confidence.

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29Jan/21

Case Study of Ruqyah Therapy On Muslim Patient with Eczema

Abstract:

A case study on a female Malay living in the UK with serious eczema was
presented. Her parents believed that it was a condition called santau, a
common cultural belief in South East Asian countries. Santau is believed as
the insertion of poisonous materials into the victim’s body with the help of
jinn. Santau is normally differentiated from other medical skin conditions
by the rapid deterioration of the condition and rapid improvement after
successful treatment. Her skin condition was intolerable after a trip to
Malaysia. Unable to be admitted to hospital because of the pressure on
hospital beds during the Covid-19 pandemic, she resorted to intensive
multiple-day ruqyah therapy, a therapy based on the incantation of verses
from the Quran. Remarkable improvement was observed after three days.
Apart from delivering therapeutic outcome, ruqyah therapy as a
Traditional and Complementary Medicine has its role in relieving the
pressure on the mainstream health system especially in time of pandemic.

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08Jan/21

Case Study of Using Ruqyah Complementary Therapy on a British Muslim Patient with Cluster Headache

Abstract:

A case study of a male British Muslim of Pakistani descend with severe
cluster headache was presented. The patient only responded to morphine
treatment but his condition continued to deteriorate. He resorted to ruqyah
complementary therapy, which is based on incantations of the Quran, after
seeking advice with a local imam (Islamic cleric). His condition improved
significantly and continued to have weekly preventative ruqyah therapy.
Since resorting to ruqyah, he has not any morphine treatment and the level
and duration of pain have reduced significantly. Ruqyah is popular for the
treatment of jinn possession but has also been found to have therapeutic
effect on non-mental health problems. The case illustrates that
complementing mainstream medicine with ruqyah can bring many benefits
especially within the Muslim community. Cooperation between mainstream
health service and faith healers is needed.

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14May/19

Congratulations to Dr Azian

Dr Azian

Alhamdulillah and congratulations to Nor Azian, our Director of Research, who has successfully completed her PhD. Her thesis was “Pembangunan kaedah ANNUR bagi diagnosis sindrom berhubungan jin dalam konteks perubatan komplementari Islam” (The development of ANNUR methodology for the diagnosis of jinn-related syndrome in the context of Islamic Complementary Medicine”. InshaAllah her thesis will be published as a book.

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