Swimming for females

Question:

Assalaamu Alaikum wrwb,

Respected scholars, I’m living in Europe and there is little opportunity for females to swim in a pool without males and male staff in the pool. When there are such opportunities, they mostly are in the nighttime round 9pm. I would like to know if it is allowed swim at these late hours in the pool for females. I’m a bit concerned about jinn that may be disturbed by water at night, therefore I’m asking. Thank you.

Answer:

Wa `alaykum salam,

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim has advised us not to be out after dark unless it is truly necessary. Please have a look at the following suhbat that was given by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani:

What Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam Taught us on How to Live with Jinn

Biggest weapon against them is water and most people use water. Most people these days.

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem

That is why Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem they leave us alone.

The most thing that harms them is water. And all of us today don’t use water as we use it at night. Because during the day, either the wife is working or the husband is working. So water isn’t being used in day.

During night is jinn life that is why awliyaullah don’t like people out after `Isha. After `Isha to Fajr time is time of life for jinn; they are active at that time. That is why sahaar al-layaali – making the nighttime alive, to make your night like daytime – people today don’t like to live except a that time…

So the most thing that harms them is water. And not only water, jinn like to live in places that are not clean, bathroom you must say as the Prophet taught us, اعود بالله من الخبث و الخبائث – Audhu billah min al-khubthi wal-khabaa’ith.”

So when a child will go to bathroom passing urine immediately they posses him. Why? Because by mistake a jinn is passing, and then if that urine will drop on him, he is dead completely. On that jinn it will die immediately. And then the family of that jinn as a group they don’t leave that person alone, they will all come together to attach that person.

So all of us must give thanks to Allah day and night that you have not been attacked by jinn. Many people come to see me or my brother or Grandshaykh and Mawlana Shaykh who have really been attacked. You become like that on floor and they speak through you. You are not yourself anymore. Your eyes become big, your ears grow up, your mouth opens and you [a woman] shout like the voice of man or a lady shouts like the voice of a man. And then they fill all the crawling spaces, [i.e. fill all space with crawling thing]s. They fill all the crawling spaces and come to you making you to feel afraid, scaring you, all kinds of ways of scaring you. Every type of things that makes you scared they throw it there.

And if you go to and that person especially, it might be the whole family is not attacked, only one person attacked or two, [but] then the whole family is disturbed. They become affected, they cannot sleep.

After coming from Cyprus, a family came to see me. I didn’t know what is the problem. They came to see me, and brought someone like that. Usually I am not doing that anymore. After that day: one time I was in Canada and they brought one time and after that I said “I am not going to do that anymore.” Because they attack you.

They brought that boy with them who looks very strange. His eyes look like cat’s eyes. When jinns comes they turn the eyes into cat’s eyes. They make the iris straight, not round. Not everyone can see that. So they said, “Our son is mentally sick, he has a problem – they diagnosed him as bipolar.”

What is bipolar? He is possessed! They don’t understand. They say that person is bipolar, because he hears voices coming. This doctor here approves that theory.  He doesn’t understand that. But this [other] doctor he understands. They call it bipolar: two personalities. It is not split personality. What do you call it? Split personality.  It is not split personality, that is what the Prophet said about jinn.

It is a jinn personality and a human [one]. When the jinn personality wants to show itself up, it becomes different than the human. They begin sending different information, “Do this, do that, throw yourself from the window.” That is what happened. They say, “His mind doesn’t function well – he gets these voices ordering him to do this, hallucinations.” That is not [the case], that is what jinn are ordering him to do.

That boy came, and as soon as I was looking at his eyes, and it was Jumu`ah prayer, and I have to give the Jumu`ah, and immediately when he looked at me and I looked at him, immediately [when] he turned his eyes I knew, and he pulled all my energy. It was so heavy that I was walking very slowly, slowly to the Jumu`ah. I wasn’t telling people. Then I went and gave the khutba, and you can see it in the internet, it is very slow. You have them on Sufilive.com. Then coming to pray, the Jumu`ah, I said, “I cannot be imam. I cannot stand.” I asked one, Sahib who is a hafiz of Qur’an, “you stand imam.”

First rakaat I was praying but I was falling down. Second rakaat we prayed the first; the second I sat down, I prayed it sitting. Then I left to the office, the room where we sit in the masjid.

Then it slowly, slowly it came back. Because I was not ready for him – for that jinn that is inside that boy. So then they [the family] stayed and I read and read and read, and he was better and better, better. But at that time my energy was going so they left – they have to go.

But I usually don’t like to do it, when I can say [to the family] “you do this, you do that,” [i.e. different recitations or actions to do over time to help the jinn-afflicted person] but to take them out, it is big, it is a battle zone.

That lady that they brought to me [in Montreal], was a normal lady. She speaks English, speaks French, speaks Swahili. You were there. She was from not from your country. You were there at that time? No you were not yet coming. In Montreal? To Mohammad Mousa’s house from Djibouti. You remember it.

And she was normal, then suddenly jumped on me, and as if I was seeing her nails coming out. No one can control her, like ten of them jumped to put her down and she was stronger than these ten. Because she knew I have to take that one out.

What to do first? It is to bring her down, the one that is in her, and he is speaking fluent Arabic. She doesn’t know Arabic. She doesn’t know one word in Arabic. You didn’t see jinn really [yet]. Alhamdulillah you are “smelling the smell” but with Mawlana’s protection you didn’t experience that.

So with all her force in Arabic language and she was opening her mouth and her mouth become like that, and saying in Arabic, “ureed an ahraqak. I want to burn you.” I am feeling it up to today. I want to burn you! You read Qur’an, whatever you read. I am burning you. No I am burning you. She is burning me, I am burning her. She begins to make kufr in Qur’an and in Prophet. She…

It really became so that I would not touch someone possessed by jinn. We used to do it a lot. So they brought that child.

Now that lady when she begins to speak like that you see fire coming from her. She wants to attack you and burn you. And everything in perfect Arabic and in male voice.

So then I told here you have 3 choices. Up to today they speak about that in Montreal. I told the jinn, “Either you go peacefully from her mouth and we have nothing to do with you. Or you go from the belly. Or you go from the big toe.”

They don’t like to go from big toe. That is humiliation. They consider it humiliation. As when Iblees was ordered to make sajda to Adam.

There are 3 kinds: normal jinn, mu’min (believer) jinn and ifreet. Mu’min jinn are easy to work out. But ifreet – she harmed it because she was using water at night and she was washing the floor and the window with a hose and not saying:

اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اعود بالله من الخبث و الخبائث

Audhu billah min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem Audhu billah min al-khubthi wal-khabaa’ith.” So she killed [one of its family] and it came and possessed her.

So I said, “I am giving you three choices.” She said, “No I am not choosing. … I will burn you.” Then I begin to recite Naqshbandi silsila. As I am reciting that jinn was becoming more and more wild, attacking, and more aggressive. And I was shaking, really I was shaking. Because I am not able to control him – if he comes out he will enter in me. If you don’t have enough power to stop it. So it came to my heart, from Mawlana Shaykh “recite the silsila quickly.” And so I began to recite the silsila and as I finished it I said “You have to come out!” and he said, “I will not come out and you can read whatever you want to read.”

Then I read something special that Grandshaykh gave us, as soon as I began reading these verses and du`a that lady was calming down. So when I began reciting like that the jinn must go from the toe. Then the lady was opening her eyes. Everyone left and ran away. And only Hajjah Naziha was sitting beside me. I told her go behind the wall, because I didn’t want it to attack her.

So that is why I said I won’t do it anymore. I normally don’t speak about it anymore because I know the consequences.

So to give a recitation [for the family to recite on the afflicted person] is ok.

They live in groups. So let us conclude. After that the lady didn’t know one word of Arabic. She was speaking Swahili, English, French, [not] Arabic. She was from country, lot of jinn there.

Then a lot of people coming to me, telling me…

There was one Pakistani there. He said, “come, come…”

In any case they live in stations, like police stations. In groups or communities, kampongs, villages; all in one house together. If you harm by mistake one, all of them come, send signals and they come and attack. So that is why after Isha, it is recommended you do what ever you want before Isha. Then after Isha, you use some recitation. If you want to clean dishes [or use water].

Mawlana Grandshaykh and Mawlana Shaykh they cannot put a light after `Isha. Wake up early. Why do you want to be up late at night? It is only allowed [to use water] for wudu and when you go to the bathroom or when you need to shower at night. Those three things are allowed to use water. Not [other things], because you can do that during the day. Else someone will be harmed if it by chance it hits one of them. Too many people they get it when they are in a forest or in a jungle, especially men, children, boys, they pass urine standing. That might spray them. That is why a boy or girl, if they need to, they must do it sitting; they cannot do it standing. Now we have problems now with boys more than girls because of that problem.

So now you see that people’s children at certain age they become bi-polar, they say split personality. It isn’t split personality. What do they do [to solve this]? They give them tablets to keep them half-sleeping. They don’t treat them Islamically. They don’t know. They are hearing voices. Where are voices coming from? Really it is very difficult when jinn possess someone, it is not simple that is why we ask Allah swt to protect us. We must know we cannot harm them. If you harm one, they come in hundreds. They are like tribes. You go have a fight with one of them, the whole tribe come against you, against your whole tribe. They come all of them. So doctors what they say? Bi-polar. Why did he became bipolar at the age of 30 suddenly? Why [suddenly] if someone is not bipolar? Because [they say] there is a certain gene activated when he is older.

Jinn turned it into “gene”!

Now they suck your blood – they put you in the hospital, and take your money. No he is not bipolar, he is affected by jinn. Now they give him medicine. They make him a vegetable. His body is sleeping. So the jinn cannot bring the body up. When the body is alert they make the body stronger. But when they are sleeping they cannot bring it up.

So that is problem today they think bipolar and in fact it is not – it is jinn.

So jinn travel in groups and they live in stations. They will not disturb you, you will not see them. You can live with them. As long as you give them an alert they don’t bother. That is why the Prophet taught us to say:

اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

بسم الله الذي لا يضر مع اسمه شيء في الأرض ولا في السماء وهو السميع العليم

Audhu billah min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem bismillahi alladhee la yadurru ma` ismuhu shayun fi ’l-ard wa la fi ’s-sama wa huwa as–samee` ul-`aleem.

So whenever we come home we read it, whenever we go out we read it. At night, before we sleep we recite 3 Qul huw Allahu ahad, 3 Qul Audhu  bi rabbil falaq, 3 Qul Audhu bi rabbin-naas,  Ayat al-Kursee, one Fatihah blow on yourself on the children and on the
whole house then sleep.

Islam gave us prescription we forget it, so that is the problem. And as long as people recite these their places are safe, their homes safe. In these countries lot of jinn. Africa and here. West less. Europe less; very less.  Because they like more equatorial areas, more jungle or desert.

[some say they are from generations from grand parents and] they keep coming. [this is especially happening, especially Malays] no, in Indonesia a lot, Thailand a lot, they like equatorial places, Somalia is equatorial, they are there. That is why you see where the equator has split the earth in half they mostly live there.

May Allah protect us. And we don’t want anyone to harm us and we don’t want to harm anyone, we say always Fatiha, for sake of Your Prophet, for the sake of Your awliyaullah, for the sake of our shaykh, Sultan al-Awliya, that Allah keep us protected dunya and akhira.

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