The paranormal world in the Middle East
Before I tell you the story of a man from Yemen who used to be a famous sorcerer I must explain the dynamic of the paranormal believes in the Middle East, especially when it comes to witchcraft, which by the way is forbidden in Islam and is one of the great seven sins. We Muslims believe in the existence of another world that is parallel to us humans, and that is the world of the Jiin. But everyone from the Middle East, whether they are Muslims or Christians do believe in their existence. As you may know, Jiin are not falling angels, like most non-Muslims think, but rather beings that are slightly similar to us. You see, we Muslims believe that angels have no free will, they only serve God and never disobey Him. But Jiin, like humans, can go either way, they can be believers or non-believers, some of them are, Muslims, Christians, Jews or other religion. Jiin are granted supernatural power, shapeshifting, flying from one continent to other, and also can possess humans. Sometimes they show themselves to humans, not in their original form, but rather as animals, humans, or humanoid creatures.
With that in mind, some people, communicate with these creatures, thinking that they can control or even manipulate them into doing whatever they want. You may call them witches, sorcerer, healers or priestess. The name doesn’t really matter, what’s matter is the fact that no one can control Jiin. They may give you false indication that you are in control, but the truth of the matter is, a human can never control a Jiin. That power or miracle was only limited to Prophet Suleiman (Solomon). Here’s the interesting part. We Muslims believe that every prophet had a miracle granted by Allah (God) as a proof that they are the messengers from Allah (God) Jesus resurrected the dead, Moses crossing the red sea, and Solomon, or King Solomon. He was both a king and a prophet, who was given by Allah (God) the ability to understanding animals and control the wind to his favour, and also, he was given the ability to control Jiin and make them work for him, and if any one of them try to disobey him, he could punish them. After him, no human was given that ability because it was only for Solomon.
Back to the people that summons Jiin. They call themselves healers, but they are point blank witches and sorcerers, and I’m not talking about some bullshit psychic that uses cold reading to tell you that your grandmother is disappointed in your life choices and wants you to be a good person. But rather those who are from the Middle East, or uses Arabic, Aramaic or Hebrew words to contact Jiin. These people are often, not always, from Muslim families. Only naive or uneducated people who believe that these are great Imam (priest) granted the blessing from Allah (God). As a Muslim myself, and an educated woman in Islam and the Quran, it is easy for me to see these people for what they are. But with a high number of people who are uneducated in Islam, especially in North Africa, it is easy for a naïve person to fall victim for these people. And the way they pray on these people is by taking the victim’s money and make them do things that are not only not Islamic, but absolutely forbidden in Islam, like unknowingly desecrating the Quran, sacrificing animals and bathing in their blood.