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A very strange and scary feeling….


Assalamu Alaykum

Yesterday when i was sleeping during maghrib time I experienced something very different . In my dream i saw a child ghost looking straight to my eyes with a distance of 5 meters i got very scared my legs were shivering because of fear till i woke up and i screamed loudly. I thought it must be my imagination so i didn’t take it seriously. The next day i was sleeping i have felt that something was in my room as i was sleeping the ghost locked my skull .he put his hand in my mouth and i feel like my rooh was coming out and i was reciting bismillah very hardly as my mouth was locked and when i read the 1st kalma then i saw my skull was free from the ghost and i slightly opened my eyes and still i felt that this isn’t any ordinary dream as when i woke up i can feel that jaw was still locked like the ghost in real put his hand on my mouth and and i was still reading kalma when i was waking up


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

Prophet Muhammad saww said:

الرؤیا ثلاثة: بشرى من الله، و تحزین من الشیطان، والذین یحدث به الانسان نفسه فیراه فى منامه

Dreams are of 3 types. (Mizanul Hikmah,vol4,pg16)

  1. Sometimes it’s from Allah swt
  2. Sometimes sadness and devil from Satan
  3. Sometimes it’s the thoughts that a person thinks and sees in his dream.

We can conclude from this that dream is either spiritual or evil. The spiritual dream is from Allah swt and the evil dream is from the devil(Satan). And the third type of dream mentioned in the Hadith is human being’s thoughts. Sometimes if a person thinks a lot regarding a particular thing, he sees in his dreams.

It might be your thoughts. But if a person still thinks it was due to the Jinns then those who due to bad acts became very weak in front of Jinns, can easily go out of their control by reciting Quran and Duas. I will mention some of the acts below to protect oneself from the bad effect of Jinns and driving them away and stay safe:

  1. Reciting Ayatul Kursi especially before sleep or anytime of the day such as after every Salat.
  2. Reciting 4 Qul (Surah Naas, Surah Falaq, Surah Tawhid & Surah kafiroon) especially before sleep, out of which Surah Naas and Surah Falaq has great benefits in protection, prevention and cure.
  3. Reciting Verse 33 of Sura Rahman 70 times on water and splashing on all corners of your house.
  4. Repeating the names of Allah swt and Salawaat and Istighfaar are always best protection from any harm.
  5. Dua from Prophet Muhammad saww to protect oneself from Jinns

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ، لَاإِلٰهَ إِلّا اللّٰهُ، عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلتُ، وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، مَا شاءَ اللّٰهُ كانَ، وَمَا لَمْ يَشَأْ لَمْ يَكُنْ، أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ اللّٰهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، وَأَنَّ اللّٰهَ قَدْ أَحاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْماً . اللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ دابَّةٍ أَنْتَ آخِذٌ بِناصِيَتِها، إِنَّ رَبِّي عَلَىٰ صِراطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ.

  1. Dua from Imam Sajjad to protect oneself from Jinns

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ وَبِاللّٰهِ، وَمِنَ اللّٰهِ، وَ إِلَى اللّٰهِ، وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ، وَعَلَىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ . اللّٰهُمَّ إِلَيْكَ أَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِي، وَ إِلَيْكَ وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِي، وَ إِلَيْكَ أَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي، وَ إِلَيْكَ فَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي، اللّٰهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي بِحِفْظِ الْإِيمانِ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ وَمِنْ خَلْفِي، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي وَعَنْ شِمالِي، وَمِنْ فَوْقِي وَمِنْ تَحْتِي، وَما قِبَلِي، وَادْفَعْ عَنِّي بِحَوْ لِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ، فَإِنَّهُ لَاحَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلّا بِكَ.

Keep yourself busy in good thoughts and Quran/Duas. Always recite the above mentioned Surahs which are recommended to recite before sleeping to protect yourself. Perform ablution(Wudhu) before you sleep to drive away Satan.

May Allah swt protect all momineen from the evil of Satan and human beings.


Syed Haider