Exorcism in Islam

Philips, Abu Ameenah Bilal (1993) Exorcism in Islam. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

This work is an investigation of the orthodox concept of exorcism in Islam. The main purpose of this study is to identify the orthodox Islamic viewpoint of spirit-possession of humans and its treatment (i.e., exorcism) based upon evidence from the Qur'An, the Sunnah, views of the sahabah (companions of Prophet Muhammad [4]) and the opinions of the early Sunnite scholars. This dissertation is comprised of an introduction, four chapters, a conclusion and two appendixes. The first chapter establishes the Islamic parameters of the spiritual world of created beings. The second chapter consists of a discussion of the orthodox understanding of spirit-possession and a delineation of the prophetic methodology of exorcism. The third chapter is devoted to a study of tabulated data from interviews with a sampling of modem-day, orthodox exorcists from various parts of the Muslim world and a brief presentation of exorcism according to Roman Catholicism. The fourth chapter consists of a comparative discussion of the second and third chapters, and it includes a conclusion in which the views of modem medicine are compared to exorcist tradition. Additionally, some questions concerning exorcism in Islam and other religions are answered.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exorcism, Islam, spirit-possession
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: EThOS Web Service
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 10:00
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1059

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