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Q: I have converted into Islam last Ramadhaan and I came into the fold of Islam possessesed by a jinn. I am recovering from the after effects of it and I have a hard time doing many things. Some symptoms are moving uncontrollably, seeing hallucinations, seeing images and movies in my
mind, uncontrollable thoughts, and acting as if I am still possesed by a jinn. I want to become normal/healthy again but I have 2 questions regarding

  1. I used to study and practice different healing modalities in the broad spectrum of holistic medicine and Chinese medicine. I used to study/practice (not professionally) Chinese medicine, toaist energy arts, and shaminism. I’m clear on the fact shamanism is haraam but on the subject of toaist energy arts I’m not sure. I know how to do something called dragon and tiger qigong which is classified as a  medicial qigong set, but I also know that budhist high priests used to practice it. It is a means of being healthy but I don’t want to do it if it is harram. A short summary of it, is that you move and and circulate energy though out your body with your mind, body, and with a specific breathing practice. It’s manipulating the same human energetic system being used in acupuncture but in deeper levels and with a different medium. Are practices like this, and taichi harram?
  2. What halaal means can I do to become normal and healthy again?


A: When you are not in a good state of mind and health we will discourage you from doing these practices. Rather conduct ta`leem of Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat, Fazaa’il-e-A`maal and Bahishti Zewar in the mornings and evenings for at least fifteen minutes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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