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Jinn and mental Illness among Muslims -a commentary

Md Rosli, Ahmad Nabil and Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi and Razali, Zul Azlin (2020) Jinn and mental Illness among Muslims -a commentary. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 19 (1). pp. 125-128. ISSN 1823-4631 E-ISSN 2735-2285

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It is common for Muslims to associate mental illness with the work of jinn. Typically, an initial consultation with folk-healer is made within the local community by those who experience deviant symptoms. This behaviour results in several serious negative health implications. Misconception about the meaning of Islamic medicine, the use of ruqyah among the public, and the lack of culturally competent approach in handling mental illnesses are thought to perpetuate the problem. Despite the lack of evidence in the Qur'an and Sunnah to support jinn possession, the belief persists in the community. Thus, a multidisciplinary approach through engagement, advocacy, and research are much needed to manage the issue at hand

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6878/85985
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality, Mental Illness, Culture,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Nabil Md Rosli
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2020 15:37
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2020 15:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85985

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