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Waking up with fear during the night

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Q: I would like to know what to do in the case of waking up in the middle of the night and seeing shadowy figures all the time. If this used to happen and was at a worse state but then stopped and now is back again. I know that the wearing of amulets and such is not right, so what is the ruling on these occurrences. What is permissible- I firmly believe only Allah has the power to protect and recite all the necessary adkhar before going to bed, but as I scream out loud every night and get really scared, my parents are worried and would like to take me to a moulana. Could this just very well be a psychological effect and not anything to do with the jinn kind or such, as I want to do things the right way and only put my trust in Allah. I also came across a hadith about the use of ruqyah and about the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) mentioning such people who seek this out in a negative way, so what constitutes ruqyah? Jazakallah and may Allah bless all those who make it their intention to help the ummah in whichever way.


A: Don’t pay attention to this. Just read “Allahu Akbar” and imagine that azaan is being called by a pious person.

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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