Sihr Al-Junun (The Magic of Lunacy)

Kharija Ibn salat reported that his paternal uncle went to the Prophet (PBUH) and declared his conversion to Islam. On his way back, his uncle passed by a people who had fettered a lunatic in chains. They said:

We were told that your companion (the Prophet PBUH) has brought good with him, Do you have anything with which to cure our lunatic?

I recited al-Faatiha and he was cured. They gave me one hundred sheep and then approached the Prophet to inform him of it. He asked:

"Did you say anything other than this?"
I replied: "No."
He said: "Take it, for by my life, some would accept in return for a false ruqya, but you have done this with a genuine one,"

According to another narration,

the man cured him by reciting al-Faatiha for three days, day and night; whenever he finished reciting it, he would gather his saliva and spit.



  1. Severe absentmindedness and forgetfulness
  2. Confused speech
  3. Bulging eyes and deviation of sight
  4. Restlessness
  5. Inability to do a task regularl
  6. Disinterest in one's appearance
  7. In severe cases, one can tell from a lunatic's face that he does know where he is going, and he would probably sleep in derelict places.