Quran speaks in the light of the existence of Jinn and Signs of jinn/spirits possession. While this subject is deemed as a controversial one due to the different School of Thoughts, the existence and the possession of Jinn has been quoted in Quran and Sunnah on various occasions.
Jinn possession can be due to multiple reasons, but how can one be sure that they are possessed by a supernatural? Following is what you need to know:
JINN POSSESSION CAN BE IN TWO DIFFERENT STATES:
1. While an individual is awake
2. While an individual is asleep
1. WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL IS AWAKE
Following are the signs of jinn possession while one is awake:
Turning their face away from the acts of obedience and worship, in particular, those acts that show the remembrance towards Allah.
Allah (swt) says: “And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allah (swt) (i.e. this Qur’an and worship of Allah (swt), we appoint for him Shaytaan to be a Qarin (a companion) to him. And verily, they (Shayateen) hinder them from the path (of Allah (swt) but they think that they are guided aright” – (Al-Zukhruf 43:36-37)
According to Surah Baqarah (2:275), they show erratic movements and behavior. “Those who eat Riba will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan leading him to insanity.”
VARIOUS PHYSICAL ISSUES WITHOUT ANY MEDICAL CAUSES
These include the following:
- Paralysis of limb
- A constant headache for months
- Unable to sleep for months
- Irregular menstruation
- Inability to reproduce children
- Depression – Secret counsels (conspiracies) are only from Shaytaan, in order that he may cause grief to the believers. – (Al-Mujaddilah 58:10)
These issues, despite being medically checked, still continue to prevail and thus, indicating that a supernatural being has taken over the well-being of an individual.
2. WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL IS ASLEEP
When someone is unable to sleep for a continuous period of time, it is one of the symptoms that they are possessed. This isn’t for a few days or weeks – it is when an individual is unable to sleep for months. If by chance they do sleep, they wake up the very next minute.
Another symptom of jinn possession during asleep is getting nightmares that revolves around animals such as snakes, dogs, and black cats.
Yelling during sleep or moaning is also a prominent sign of jinn possession, especially if this has been happening over a course of time.