Ruqyah (exorcism) has to be one of the lamest ways Islam addresses behavioral, physical, and mental health challenges. And, Islam uses ruqyah as a fear tactic to control people who simply ask questions, want to leave Islam or, just live their life on their own terms. How is this still a thing in Islam in 2022? 😞
Mental health and access to mental health care are next to nonexistent in Muslim families, communities and countries. Nor does anyone advocate for it. Instead, anything out of the norm can be chocked up to Jinns taking over you, your body or even your home, and making you do things against your will. 🙄
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@arabic_translatedmemes and @mulhideen post some excellent analysis about Islam from the ExMuslim Atheist perspective, jinns included.
Learn more about Islam’s jinns, beings made of “smokeless” fire who can fly, shapeshift and travel between worlds, and can be Muslims or non-Muslims.
Quran | Surah 72 Al-Jinn
Surah 6 Al-An’Am A130
"O company of jinn and mankind, did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say, "We bear witness against ourselves"; and the worldly life had deluded them, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers.
Hadith: The Prophet said, "Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house."(Book #54, Hadith #533)
Allah's Apostle said, "A jinn snatches that true word and pours it Into the ear of his friend (the fore-teller) (as one puts something into a bottle) The foreteller then mixes with that word one hundred lies." (Book #71, Hadith #657)