Thursday, 6 October 2011

Iblis, Djin and Shaitan - Tahayul dan Khurafat

Assallamualaikum w.r.t & Greetings ..

This is a story i want to share especially with my dear fellow moslems brothers and sisters, and to my non-moslems readers as well. I want you to think carefully, and ponder and evaluate this story and hope it will bring you some benefits.

The story is about two friends, A and B. A is sick with misterious illness, A performed medical check-up and is pronounced physically fit. But A is sick and visit an alternative healers who pronounced that somebody had performed black magic on A called Santau and that A family has a Saka. Btw .. Saka is a Djinn kept by the ancestors to protect the families. FYI .. A do not have a Saka, the parent do.

One day, B accompany A to see the alternative healers who read verses from the Quran to heal A from the Santau. Seems harmless enough to B, who just sit around aimlessly. And B decide to perform scanning with this alternative healer out of curiosity. Afterall the alternative healer seems Ok. Scan is a treatment with Quran verses where the presence of Djinn can be detected. The healers usually read the Quran verses from 1 meter away from the patient.

After the scan, the healer ask for B birthdate and start calculating. Then, the healer informed B that there is chicken in the right side in front of B and a lady with a hair bun in the left side behind B. B was dumbfounded, and informed the healer that when B was small, a ritual with chicken was performed on B to ward off evil and it is rumoured that B grandmother has a supernatural pet. The healer give B treated water and salt to bath for 3 days and to make another appointment and bring limau purut dan bidara leaves to chase away the chicken and the lady. The healer implies that the lady and the chicken is a saka and if not chase away will cause mental illness such as depression etc in the future. The healer also informed B that from the birthdate calculation B has a very bad Qadak and Qadar. By now, B has severe migraine already. FYI - Qadak and Qadar is something like written destiny ?? .. please re-check that.

B informed person C who happened to be an ordinary but very faithful moslem about the scan, the diagnose and the treatment such as the bath etc that needed to be done. All C answer is, a person or Uztaz can see Djinn? weird .. C suggested that instead of performing the treatment suggested by healers, B only need to increase B prayers by performing the additional prayers in addition to the compulsory prayers and also to read the Quran daily. C response to the bad Qadak and Qadar pronouncement is like .. Is the healer God ? how he know about a person Qadak and Qadar. Only Allah (God) knows about a person Qadak and Qadar.

Then B consult person D who happened to be not religious in the normal sense but very inquisitive, studious and critical person. D informed B that the calculating of birthdate is some form of knowledge called numerologi and originate from another form of knowledge -star gazing in order to predict destiny which is widely practice during prophet Solomon time. As for the treated water, it does not bring any benefits nor does it bring any harm as only Allah can bring benefits or harm to anyone. In response to the lady with a bun and the chicken, D said it is the trick of Iblis to deceive and cause disharmony among humans. The Iblis performed trickery to both the healer and the patient.


1. Stop believing/practising/divulging or has anything to do with all this alternative teaching such as numerologi, star gazing to predict destiny, dreams prediction what so ever. It is full of Iblis trickery and holding humans from achieving their true potential.
2. Most importantly for Moslems, Allah forbid such activities. Please recall the Quran verse regarding forbidding the activities of gambling (berjudi) and destiny predictions (bertilik nasib).
3. The healer probably see the images But the healer and the patient has no way of knowing who/what the images is. But, one thing for sure it is Iblis deceiving both the healer and the patient.
4. Only prophets for example prophet Yusoff (Joseph) has the ability to predict the meaning of dreams. It is prophet Yusoff miracle. The prophets is protected by Allah (God). Refer Quran Surah Al-Jin 72:26-27
5. We humans do not have miracle and do not perform miracle no matter how religious or pious we are. we are susceptible to Iblis trickery.
6. Believing in numbers, dreams, signs whatsoever is called perkara-perkara tahyul dan khurafat and forbidden in Islam. It can bring to Syirik which is the only sin Allah will not forgive.
7. The verses in the Quran contain prayers which Allah teaches humans to use when asking for forgiveness, good health, guidance etc from Allah. For example Allah teach prophet Adam the verse to use when asking forgiveness from Allah. The verse does not hold any power whatsoever, it is just expressing total submission to Allah and requesting Allah to grant all the wishes. Please look into the meaning all the prayers in the Quran.

8. Reference:

(1) Quran Surah al-Maidah: ayat 90:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡخَمۡرُ وَٱلۡمَيۡسِرُ وَٱلۡأَنصَابُ وَٱلۡأَزۡلَـٰمُ رِجۡسٌ۬ مِّنۡ عَمَلِ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ فَٱجۡتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ 
Hai orang-orang yang beriman, sesungguhnya arak, berjudi, berhala, mengundi nasib adalah perbuatan
keji dari amalan Syaitan. Maka jauhilah perbuatan-perbuatan itu agar kamu beroleh kejayaan.

(2)Quran Surah [al-Jin 72:26-27]

Tuhanlah sahaja yang mengetahui segala yang ghaib,

maka Dia tidak memberitahu perkara ghaib yang diketahui-Nya itu kepada sesiapapun,

melainkan kepada mana-mana Rasul yang diredhai-Nya

(untuk mengetahui sebahagian dari perkara ghaib yang berkaitan dengan tugasnya.

Apabila Tuhan hendak melakukan yang demikian)

maka Dia mengadakan di hadapan dan di belakang Rasul itu malaikat-malaikat

yang menjaga dan mengawasnya (sehingga perkara ghaib itu selamat sampai kepada yang berkenaan).