Chapter Five (Spiritual Ailments )

Jinn Affliction of Man

Linguistically, Ibn Manthour states that affliction is used to refer to madness caused by the jinn’s affliction; one is said to be afflicted with madness.
Traditionally, it means that man is being hurt by the jinn, either by harming the body from the outside or the inside or both. This would lead to strange actions where the patient loses discipline, precision, and deliberation in his actions which puts him in a state of instability and confusion. The author of the book Fath Al-Haq Al-Mobein, defines it as the hurt with which the jinn afflicts the human body, either from the outside or the inside or both, which is much broader than epilepsy.