Beating a person who suffers from a demonic possession

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Beating a person who suffers from a demonic possession▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

He says, is it okay to beat a person who suffers from a demonic possession?

📝 Answer:

He shouldn’t be beaten, but if it is a light beating while the demon is present inside the body, and it doesn’t cause harm to the person himself or leave any marks on his body, then it’s okay, i.e. It’s okay so long as it’s not a severe beating.

And once, a person suffering from a demonic possession was being beaten with power cords, meanwhile the Jinn inside him would scream out as though he was suffering, whereas in actual fact he was just fooling them. Afterwards, the person’s legs were left swollen from the beating, until he was unable to walk. So he remained in that state for days; he had to be carried around because he couldn’t walk. When the people saw him, they said: ‘You should have just left him with his Jinn.’

Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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