Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Story of the Supernatural Kind; Bergaduh dengan Jin, Fighting with Djinn II

A Story of the Supernatural Kind; Bergaduh dengan Jin, Fighting with Djinn II

May Allah give us all His hidayah, and keep us in the straight path of Islam. This story I have written is 20 years old. ‘A lot of water had passed under the bridge’ since then. A few years after that incident in 1988, Arqam was disbanded by Malaysian Govt and their members had been put into reeducation camp to correct their belief. So Arqam and Aurad Muhammadiah no more. May Allah keep us all in the right path.
links that maybe of interest:
Manakib Muhammad bin Abdullah AsSuhaimi
Ustadz Ashaari Muhammad
Definition: this definition is my understanding.. Please correct me, or add any terms.
Yakazah – soul purification ceremony, whereby the participants (usually a few people sitting in a circle in a room or hall, cried and asked forgiveness from Allah for his/her past misdeed. As per definition, yaqazah is the meeting of a Muslim with Rasullullah while the person is awake, not in a dream.
Kashaf – Whereby a man/woman reached a stage where he/she can see the unseen in his/her surrounding and happenings in faraway places.
Suluk – A tasauf method of knowing yourself and knowing Allah, separating ourselves and our nafsu. I don’t know anything about tasauf, sorry cant explain. BUT suluk is normally done over 40 days, with guidance of a teacher/guru normally the month before fasting month, eg Rajab, Syaaban.

I went home for good (well that was the intention) back in July 1990. After a couple of weeks, or was it a month, my father and my younger brother asked,
“What was that about?”
I knew straightaway what they were referring. That incident in 1988, which had wide coverage in Malaysian newspapers, whereby a group of Malaysian students in Auckland stayed in a house for almost a month, without ever going out to get food, with dire consequences.
“They were given ijazah, wirid and zikr by their guru, so they amalkan, practice, but their guru left them after that, not staying on to bimbing, teach and show them” I explained.
“They started seeing things that were normally unseen, men without head, men with pig head and other scary creatures” I continued.
“Oh macam tu, memanglah itu salah guru yg bagi ijazah wirid tu. Guru memang sepatutnya kena bimbing supaya muridnya boleh menghadapi dugaan macam tu” My father understood straightaway. It’s the duty of the teacher to guide the disciples. He was disappointed.
How did my father understand these things? Only much later that I figure out that he had previous experience of the same magnitude.

Really, the part above should be the end of the story, not the beginning.

Long before then, there was a halal slaughterman, who used to stay at the mosque whenever he was in Christchurch. He was active in PAS and had many friends who were active in PAS. One day he told me not to join Arqam, because Ustadz Ashaari have a djinn. He told me that one of his PAS friend could see the unseen, and this friend went to a ceramah of Ustadz Ashaari, and saw the djinn beside Ustadz Ashaari.
I was bemused, and didn’t say anything.
Then he told me another story. There was an Arqam man who lived at Sg Penchala. One maghrib, he went to the surau to perform maghrib prayer. He wasn’t gone long, and his wife noticed that he came back in a hurry and as soon as he was inside his house, he asked for sex. As a dutiful wife, she complied, even so close to maghrib time. But she noticed that her ‘husband’ behaved differently, he was in a hurry and his eyes look red. As soon as it was over, the ‘husband’ got out of the house, presumably to go for shower.
(In those days, the male communal bathroom was by the river, about 20 metres away from the surau)
So when the husband came back from maghrib prayer, the wife asked if the husband came back just before maghrib.
No he didn’t. So who did she had sex with? He look like her husband, sound like her husband but behaved a bit different. So they left Arqam permanently.

Did I believe this story? Yes I trusted my friend the PAS man, but I didn’t care too much.

A month or two before the incident (I don’t remember whether it was one, two or three month) there was a flurry of mission activity. First there was a break up in Arqam leadership, with the co-leader and also co-founder of Arqam leaving the group. Then there was a flurry of activity, whereby the leadership of Arqam visited every far flung branch.
There was a Southern Filipino man, by the name of Suhaimi (birth name or given name I do not know for sure). He couldn’t speak nor understand Malay, but at certain times, as if some other being take possession of his being, he spoke fluently but with different voice. The purpose of the leadership visit to every branch was to conduct ‘yakazah’ ceremonies for every Arqam member. ‘Yakazah’ is basically soul or heart purification ceremony. Worthy Arqam members who are good well behaving Muslims, with undivided commitment towards the movement would sit in a circle, and cry asking forgiveness from Allah for past mistakes and misdeeds. The master of ceremony is Suhaimi, who would say that such and such person in the group look like a big snake, and another person had a head resembling a pig because of past misdeed or bad habits etc. Indeed this man could see that the snake head or pig head, and after much crying and asking forgiveness from Allah, the snake head or the pig head would turn to normal, presumably their sins had been forgiven, and they have remove the bad habits from their hearts. Then after this purification, the members will be given ijazah, wirid to recite after every obligatory prayer. The master will unroll his turban (or using a long piece of cloth) and asked the disciples/members to hold on to the turban. Then he will teach them the wirid which they shall recite after every prayer/sholat.
My friend’s comment:
Have you seen ‘orang menurun’? Nope I said. ‘Orang menurun’ is djinn entering that person’s body and speak and act on behalf of djinn. So that was djinn who was speaking. Another thing, it was djinn that sit in front of the ‘yaqazah’ participants and make his head look like pig’s head or snake head. The fact that this person ‘Suhaimi’ who cannot speak Malay but suddenly can is sure sign that he ‘menurun jin’. It was djinn who was speaking and not him. A guru tasauf cannot divulge what he seen or say about his disciple/student to another person, only to that student alone, because that Allah’s secret. In the practice of suluk, as in Tariqat Naqsyabandiah Kadiriah (follower of Shekh Abd Kadir Jailani) at the beginning of the night the teacher will chalk on the student’s fingers, and then the student was left to do zikr, Lailahaillallah and Allah. In the morning the teacher would ask the student, “What did you see last night?” The student might say that he saw a beautiful maiden, she kissed him all over. He didn’t do anything. So the teacher would bring a mirror and showed the student chalk marks all over his body. So it was not a pretty maiden after all, but the student himself and his nafsu.

What is the wirid? Basically Kalimah Shahadah, with the addition of reciting the names of the first 4 Caliphs and Muhammad bin Abdullah asSuhaimi as Khulafa ur Rasidin.
“Asha du alla Ilaha Illallah wa ashadu anna Muhammadar Rasulullah, Abu Bakar as Siddiq, Umar alKhattab, Uthman ibn Affan, Ali ibn Abi Talib, Muhammad bin Abdullah as Suhaimi”
My friend’s comment:
So instead of 2 Kalimah Shahadah, they have FOUR. Then there are more wirids that include Lailahaillallah depending on the level, which also recite the words to the effect that Imam Mahdi as the Caliph. There is only 2 Kalimah Shahadah, you cannot add more.

When asked, they were saying that they were merely acknowledging Khulafa ur Rasidin as the rightful leaders of the Muslims. But they were reciting this wirid to the point of obsession, reciting and counting using counter machine until the machine broke down. I was told that this was the wirid as given by Rasullullah to Sheikh Suhaimi inside the Kaabah, thus this is called Aurad Muhammadiah. ‘Yaqazah’ as per definition is the meeting of a Muslim with Rasullullah while the person is awake, not in a dream.

Later, things started to get a bit weird and scary. One of the female member of the group claims that she started seeing the unseen and seeing events at other places, and other cities. She described seeing a group of followers of Dajjal (anti-Christ) gathering at the Octagon in Dunedin ready to start a fight with her. On another occasion, she described what was happening in Auckland, where a group of Arqam members holed up in a house and didn’t get out for a month. She said that the house was surrounded by scary creatures, headless human etc. This condition is called ‘kasyaf’, whereby Allah has removed the hijab, the sight barrier that we can only see what is near us. Of course ‘kasyaf’ has many stages, and this is kasyaf of the eye.
My friend’s comment:
No this is not that stage kasyaf yet. Djinn has removed the hijab so that that person can see djinn. At that time she is not fully convinced so the djinn asked Allah to remove hijab to the djinn world. The djinn prayed to Allah thus, “Ya Allah, your servant is on the way towards kufr, please remove the hijab so that we can push him/her towards kufr completely” So the djinn will show itself and fight etc to convince the person towards kufr.

One night we were invited to a ‘nikah’ marriage ceremony, the woman was the bride and the groom was one of my flatmate. The men were in the main hall, while the ladies at the kitchen. There were nasyid, Asmaul Husna etc being recited before the nikah ceremony. The kadi, and witnesses are amongst the Arqam men. When the ceremony just finished, we were told that Abu Bakr, Omar alKhattab, Ali bin Abu Talib and Uthman ibn Affan were there, giving their blessings. And then, Rasullullah came. She could not see Nabi’s face clearly because Nabi’s face was so bright. I do admit that that particular time I felt happy and contented, well it was difficult to describe the feeling. We did sing nasyid as the people of Yathrib welcomed the Prophet of Islam.
My friend’s comment:
Is it true that was Rasullullah? See that she cannot see Nabi’s face? That’s because Iblis, syaitan and djinn cannot imitate Rasulullah. As for the other’s is it true it was Abu Bakar et al?

One particular night, she asked help from other Arqam members to recite zikr at her place to assist her fighting this one follower of Dajjal. I had the opportunity to come along. She was in her room, while we were at the main hall. Her husband was the go between who instructed us what to recite, Ayat Kursi, Asmaul Husna or LailahaIllallah. Sometimes one of us was asked to Azan. The fight started with a bang in the next room, we heard sound of fight, with sounds of the walls and the ceiling being hit. As the fight goes on, we were reciting with one voice and one heart, and apparently if we were reciting with one heart, that would help in the fight against the djinn, or whatever it was. In the end the djinn lost the fight, but our friend was so tired she couldn’t speak, as we were told by her husband.
My friend’s comment:
Notice afterward that these things died down, no more fight with followers of Dajjal. Since they have followed the way of the djinn, the djinn now will help in whatever he/she does. The pact with the djinn varies, what you ask and the price that you have to pay depends…

At one time, long after the fight with the djinn incident, probably not that long, a month or so, my Arqam friend told me of his dream one night training horse riding with Ustadz Ashaari and his son. The horse was big..

May Allah give us all His hidayah, and keep us in the straight path of Islam. This story I have written is 20 years old. ‘A lot of water had passed under the bridge’ since then. A few years after that incident in 1988, Arqam was disbanded by Malaysian Govt and their members had been put into reeducation camp to correct their belief. So Arqam and Aurad Muhammadiah no more. May Allah keep us all in the right path.

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