SHOULD WE SURRENDER BEFORE THE EVIL SPIRITS?
So far I have discussed about the phenomenon of demonic possession- its causes and its symptoms. Now a big question which arises is that how should the person who is possessed, react to all this? Should he let the intruding spirit completely destroy him by surrendering before it or should he fight back? First of all we need to understand that Satan is not invincible. Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran: “Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak’ (TMQ-4:76) “Certainly, you shall have no authority over My slaves, except those who follow you of the Ghawin (Muskrikun and those who go astray, criminals, polytheists and evil-doers’. (TMQ-15:42) “Verily! He has no power over those who believe and put their trust only in their Lord (Allah) His power is only on those who obey and follow him (Satan) and those who join partners with Him (Allah). (TMQ 69:99-100) These verses bring out the weakness in Satan’s schemes and tricks and also depict his helplessness when it comes to misguiding the pious people. Those who fear Allah (swt) obey only Him and they know that Satan is their biggest enemy who wants to spoil their Akhrah. Unfortunately, those who have given in to the temptations of this fleeting world and who suffer from impulse control disorders such as drug-addicts; compulsive gamblers etc- become easy targets for demonic possession. Such people can be compared to people who sleep with their doors open, thereby, making it easy for the burglars to break into their house. A strong, closed door can prove to be a resistance for the thieves, who may not be able to break it open. Likewise, those who are pious and have a strong will-power to resist evil cannot be assaulted by demons. By maintaining Wudhoo 24/7 a Muslim can resist the Satanic entities because the latter cannot assault a person who is hygienic. They are mostly attracted towards filthy people. There are various levels of demonic possession depending on its severity. If a target’s problem is diagnosed in the initial stage then cure becomes easy, like it happens in the case of medical ailments. Even if the problem has increased and become moderate, even then surrendering before the evil forces would not be the right thing to do. After all such evil entities feed on the fear of their targets. Fear provides them with energy, so not reacting to the tactics of the devil and learning how to ignore their whispers is a sure-shot way of thwarting the devil. In a nutshell, we should remember that Allah (swt) is All-powerful and Satan is the deadliest enemy of mankind. If we abstain from evil and understand the cunning schemes of Satan then it will be next to impossible for Satan or his ilk to control our minds and lead us to insanity.