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Topic: What does Islam say about ghosts?
Posted By: Mona_1022
Subject: What does Islam say about ghosts?
Date Posted: 18 November 2006 at 10:23pm

I am curious to know what Islam says about ghosts or supernatural phenomena because I recently have been experiencing unexplainable events in my home.  Like just yesterday, my husband and his cousin were sitting in the living room while i was with my daughter and we all heard a plastic cup fall to the floor.  It sounded so close like it was right next to us.  When we looked, there was a plastic cup, but it was sitting atop our 4 foot refrigerator filled with liquid.  So we opened the fridge to see if maybe the sound came from inside, but there was no cup.  We just stood in shock looking at eachother wondering where the sound came from because the sound was clear to all of us.  We looked all around us and could not explain what had caused the sound. 

It is definitely something I cannot deny anymore so I would like to know what Islam says about this. 




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Posted By: amah
Date Posted: 19 November 2006 at 4:43am

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem

Assalaamualaikum

THere are angels, there are humans and there are jinns. Angels were created with light, humans from clay/soil and jinns from fire. We cannot "see" angels and jinns.

There are good jinns and bad jinns. Sometimes the bad ones do trouble humans, either because humans have "hurt" them  or because humans come and start living in a place that was already "occupied" by jinns.

If you are sure that there is "someone" doing something, its the jinn. Normally they live around us without us knowing. Allah knows best.

Peace....

 



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Allah is Sufficient as a Walee (Protector) and Allah is Sufficient as a Naseer (Helper).
(Surah An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #45)


Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 21 November 2006 at 7:51am
What does Islam say about ghosts?

Very little. Thank Goodness.



If your refrigerator has an auto defrost mechanism and is over 5 years old
water may be condensing and freezing in the spaces that appear overtime
between the inner lining of the freezer the insulation and the outer wall.
this will make sudden transient noises that will sound like anything
resembling:

The sound of a loaf of bread sliding off the top of the fridge to the floor;

Crackly ticking sounds like those from the Japanese film "The grudge";

The sound of a snub nose .32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver circa
1943 going off in a bedroom upstairs.

Or you could have a ghost. But if it is a ghost - Most likely your ghost is a
Lutheran from Minnesota who answers to the name "Clarence"

When you leave the house today be sure to wear a helmet.

Fondly yours,
Danny





Posted By: Cassandra
Date Posted: 21 November 2006 at 9:32am
 from Cassi.  Nice one!


Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 21 November 2006 at 1:37pm
Takes my breath away...


Posted By: Mona_1022
Date Posted: 22 November 2006 at 1:16am

lol, very cute.  But actually i've only had my fridge for about 7 months so it couldn't be that.  And i'm sure i can tell the difference b/w a loaf of bread sliding off and hitting the floor and a plastic cup.  I've had other experiences besides that one, by the way.  That was pretty much the one that I couldn't blame on something else. 

I've actually felt something touch my arm a couple times but just ignored it so i wouldn't freak out.  But i mean, there were 3 other people in the room and everyone heard it.  But for some reason, we could never identify the source of the sound.  Wouldn't you find that wierd?



Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 22 November 2006 at 5:13am
I'm sorry. There are so many things miraculous and weird in day to day
life.
All these things fit within the confines of an acceptable reality. You are a
part of that system. Inside the walls of your own house you should enjoy
a predictable and safe environment. You can choose any explaination
you want. Choices to some degree shape your take on reality and
sometimes even the events that occur in it like having a positive attitude
at breakfast and riding it like a happy wave through the rest of your day.
You are like what 23-25 right? This is a transition period as well. Take
possession of your home now. Go pray in your kitchen or that room
central to you. I own a recording studio and it has a mind of it's own
sometimes. Weird overtones, smells, and rattles. Yesterday I rewired a
sound mixer an then lit incense in a glass urn that hangs above the drum
booth where most of the trouble in any studio occurs.

Ghosts are usually a metaphor for the past. Find out what you miss from
the past and: bring in back in to your life; or say good bye to it; or just
acknowledge it so that it doesn't start grabbing your arm or messing with
you in a room that you used to define as a place of safety.

Always examine your waking life as you would a dream. The things that
you remember or even change after the fact reveal important truths.
They are what happened what could have happened or what you fear or
hope may happen.

Then again a CAT scan might be in order

Sorry I can't help it.

If the sensation of being touched continues see a neurologist.

Peace,

Danny


Posted By: abuzaid
Date Posted: 22 November 2006 at 8:46am

Jinn does exists! danny like it or not

However, you should not be scared.



Posted By: ysimjee
Date Posted: 23 November 2006 at 12:54am

Mona, if you are a muslim, seek a very pious Moulana and ask for help. It might be a jinn.  Inshallah it will go away.

 



Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 23 November 2006 at 10:17am
All I'm saying is that the likelyhood of a Jinn causing mischief is considerably
less than that of a physical, biological of psychological explanation for this
haunting. Doctor first than make for a Moulana


Posted By: hat2010
Date Posted: 26 November 2006 at 11:40am
What does Islam say about ghosts?

A great deal. The Quran and the Sunna are so loaded with references to
the unseen inhabitants of the earth that you would need to use the artful
Nazi editors of Nietzsche to fulfill the goal of having a poltergeist-free
Quran.


What's the usual way to deal with a haunting over here?

Although there is no basis for what I am about to tell you in the Quran, it
is certainly an act carried out by Muslims.
Well, people will have a sadaqa - essentially a party where you pray, you
have people reciting quran, and you make food that is given to the poor
and your guests. White Benzoin, jowee, Incense is burned to clear the
house - rock salt is put in the corners of the house. An animal is
sacrificed and it's blood touched your temples and pressure points.


p.s. DannyD, as a fan of your posts, you disappoint here. She asked a
basic question - you answered with an ad hominem attack. Mona may,
after the day ends, be as daft as a brush. But the question wasn't "Am I
fruitcake?"... It was "What does Islam say about ghosts?" to which your
answer, while cute, sensible and even helpful (re: seeing a doctor) - is
also just wrong.    Let's not use our ninja skills for whacking the
questioners...

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Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 27 November 2006 at 2:23pm
Mona I was serious about the serious stuff you sounded like a good sport
and took the silly stuff with a sense of humor. The truth is that I am terribly
"superstitious" by nature. I was spooked so convincingly on one or two
occasions that I actually did have my head examined. When nothing showed
up out of the ordinary on the tests I accepted what I already knew in my
heart that I was just getting some extra help from Well, The twilight zone.
I was about your age then back in 1865...

Jamal Your respect is important to me. Sorry to disappoint


Posted By: Mona_1022
Date Posted: 29 November 2006 at 10:17pm

thanks for the input everyone.  Actually, i just turned 22.   I was not offended in anyway by Daniel's comments.  I did find it kind of sarcastic though.  Well, I have to say that my mom prayed downstairs ( i live in her basement) and i haven't experienced anything as of yet.  She's not muslim but she prayed in her own way.  Seems to have worked.

 



Posted By: Mona_1022
Date Posted: 29 November 2006 at 10:23pm

Originally posted by Daniel Dworsky

Ghosts are usually a metaphor for the past. Find out what you miss from
the past and: bring in back in to your life; or say good bye to it; or just
acknowledge it so that it doesn't start grabbing your arm or messing with
you in a room that you used to define as a place of safety.

Always examine your waking life as you would a dream. The things that
you remember or even change after the fact reveal important truths.
They are what happened what could have happened or what you fear or
hope may happen.


Danny

 

u make a very interesting point here...never thought of it that way.  Wise words  : )



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Date Posted: 12 December 2006 at 5:45am
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Date Posted: 12 December 2006 at 5:51am
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Posted By: niqab_ummi
Date Posted: 12 December 2006 at 2:11pm

Assalamu'Alaikum,

There are no ghosts the dead can't come back to the earth in the Quran it tells us that there is a barrier holding them back until the last day.

There are Jinns and Angels but remember both answer to Allah(swt) and Allah(swt) knows of their every action so you might want to review why your home may or may not be acceptable for the Angels to come in and prepare it for them to enter. Also if you read the Quran every day and Surah Baqarah it will keep the jinn out they will not be able to enter your home by Allahs command.

I don't know what you heard or saw but you need to make sure that your house is a house that Angels will want to come into for example Angels won't come into a house with live animals such as pets occuping it or with any pictures on the walls or visible that are pictures of people or anything with a soul.

MasSalaama,



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Umm Abdelkhalek


Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 12 December 2006 at 5:03pm
uh huh Well, that's it. The cats are outta here!!!

Dear brother ummi
I just knew thats why there hasn't so much as one single angel in this house.
Thank you you so much for clarifying this for me.
Yo Jamal How about them angels?


Posted By: ak_m_f
Date Posted: 12 December 2006 at 6:25pm
no pictures; thats impossible

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Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 13 December 2006 at 1:43am
And mirrors. Don't forget the mirrors. You won't find one conscious ghost in
a polish home. They float in, in see a ghost... faint.


Posted By: niqab_ummi
Date Posted: 13 December 2006 at 6:45am

Assalamu'Alaikum

ak_m_f,

It's not impossible to remove only pictures that are visible....It is perfectly Halal to keep photos' in albums or boxes to look at when the mood strikes you.

Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) when asked concerning pictures stated that if you must decorate your home with pictures they must be only of things without souls or the Angels will not come into your home. So if you want to put pictures in your home make sure they are of the Quran or Sunnah or pictures of Flowers or scenic views such as Waterfalls etc....Really in our home it's only a few pictures of flowers the rest is Quran so it is possible.....

If the Angels won't come in how will they lift your Salat to Jannah to report it to Allah(swt) you don't want it to be automatically wrapped in a white bag with a black spot indicating a less than perfect Salat.

MasSalaama,



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Umm Abdelkhalek


Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 13 December 2006 at 7:05am
oh dear



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