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Q: I am a drug addict. I have been taking pain killers (12-14 capsules) everyday for the past 3 years regularly and am fed up with it. I want to quit it but am not able to do so. Whenever I make up my mind to quit it my body starts aching, my heads starts exploding, my whole body starts aching uncontrollably and I go into severe depression due to which I have to take those capsules again so that I can get up on my feet and work. I am not able to get up from the bed in the morning if I don’t take them.I just want to know if somebody has done black magic on me or what?

A: This is not the effect of black magic but the effect of the Nafs. You need to do two things to rectify the situation:

(1) Take admission at a rehab centre near you. At the rehab centre you will be weaned of the drugs that you are consuming. If there is no rehab available nearby then go to any hospital and find out of they have a detox department. There they will give you medicine and treatment to detoxify your system and remove the effect of the drugs. You must do this urgently.
(2) Establish a spiritual contact with a Shaykh (Murshid). Explain to him your condition. Through his guidance, Du’aas and Zikr it will become much easier upon you to leave this habit. By doing this you will secure the help of Allah Ta’aala.
Be regular on Salaah, recitation of the Qur’aan Shareef, etc. Frequent the talks of the Ulama. Build up your Taqwa and Inshaa Allah Ta’aala you will eventually be cured from this malady.
May Allah Ta’aala make it easy upon you. Aameen.
Moulana Yusuf Laher
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