The idea behind this blog is not to discuss the two comprehensive topics of psychological disorders and black magic in a separate fashion. Rather, it aims to highlight the strong, underlying connection between the two.
This would seem to be a little improbable to some skeptics out there. After all psychological disorders or mental illnesses are synonymous with western psychiatry whereas black magic is a paranormal phenomenon. Even if black magic is considered to be a science then it happens to fall under the category of occult sciences. So according to rational and logical thinkers, these two topics may be poles apart with nothing common in between them. Psychological disorders are related to the world of western medicine and psychiatry whereas black magic has been simply written off as a mere superstition and a gimmick to take gullible people for a ride.
However, this blog intends to present the Islamic view on this subject, which is not a narrow one but holistic, instead. Science, as we know, plays an essential yet limited role of seeking to explain the phenomena of the material world. However, there are plenty of occurrences in the world which fall outside the realm of science. It is beyond the capacity of science to explain or measure the paranormal phenomenon such as angels, souls etc so it has written them off as blind beliefs.
Allah (swt)- The All-Knowing says in the Holy Quran, ‘Those who devour usury will not stand, except as one whom Satan by his touch hath driven to madness’. (2:275).
Though this verse primarily deals with the topic of Riba or usury yet it also shows us that Satan can make a person a psycho through his cunning ploys. This simply means that the ones who surrender before Satan or those who fail to deal with Satan prudently, ultimately get overpowered by Satan and turn into psychopaths.
Now the million dollar question which arises at this point is that how does Satan manage to make a person deranged?
If we look at the definition of a psychological/mental disorder then we find that it has been described as a condition which affects a person’s emotional, social and cognitive functions. Such disorders can adversely affect multiple areas of a person’s life. So according to the Holy Quran Satan can drive a person mad or in other words he can affect a person’s social, emotional and cognitive functions on the daily basis-but how??
If we look at the number of psychological disorders prevalent in today’s society then we will find that the list is quite extensive. So how do you suppose that Satan, whether single-handedly or with the help of his aides, manages to create so many different types of psychological disorders in the society?
The answer is very easy- to -understand for those who have a strong faith in Allah (swt) and His Word and very hard-to-believe for those who have been blinded and hypnotized by Satan.
The way in which Satan performs this feat is through his whispers… which he pours into the ears of mankind…every now and then.., with evil intentions.
In case of a believer, these Satanic whispers end up like a pesky mosquito, that is flicked away every time it turns up. The Satanic whispers cannot harm or drive a believer mad because a believer knows how to handle them efficiently. Firstly, he learns to differentiate them from his own original thoughts. Secondly, he disbelieves them and does not entertain them- he simply ignores them! Lastly, he does not act upon them. So armed with this anti-Satanic strategy the believer renders the Satanic whispers useless.
For the ignorant ones, on the other hand, these Satanic whispers are as painful as molten lava being poured into their ears. This is because they start believing in whatever make-believe stories Satan pours into their ears. They start pondering over it again and again. They are fooled into believing that they are thinking about all those evil ideas themselves. This kind of reckless and immature handling of Satanic whispers leads to a plethora of phobias, manias, anxiety disorders, OCD or obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, suicidal tendencies etc.
As far as black magic is concerned, most of us are aware that it involves the use of negative energies (evil jinnat, silfi Moakkils etc) to harm the victim or to influence them to do something negative. Now again the question arises that how can a jinn influence the victim to do something specific or harmful, which the enemy wants the victim to do? This time too the answer is the same. The jinnat implants evil thoughts or Satanic whispers into the mind of the victim and pressurizes him into doing something evil. In some cases, the victim manages to get away from the ill-effects by not responding to such intrusive thoughts. However, in most of the cases, the victim falls prey to the constant negative emotions, nagging fear and petrifying thoughts, which are cunningly whispered into the ears of the victim.
So the victims who suffer from the various so-called mental illnesses are simply the ones who, according to the Holy Quran (2:275) have been maddened by the touch of Satan.
Keep Me In Your Prayers,