Fatwa: # 17755
Category: Beliefs
Country: United States
Date: 24th March 2009

Title

1. I always feel scared at nighttime, especially because of all the scary movies I have seen in the past. I have stopped watching movies a long time ago, and just to mention I...

Question

Dear Mufti Sahb,

1. I always feel scared at nighttime, especially because of all the scary movies I have seen in the past. I have stopped watching movies a long time ago, and just to mention I have, Alhamdulillah, memorized the Holy Quran. I have scary thoughts about Jinns, ghosts, murderers, etc. Is it permissible to have these fears because I am sure that the only one to fear is Allah SWT. I try to get rid of these thoughts but to no avail. I get scared to sleep by myself and go to the bathroom just because of these fears, and at my age of 16 I should not be having all this fright. Is there any way to stop this nonsense in my mind?
2. There is a new type of music on the market called iMusic. I understand and believe in your position on music, however this type of music refrains from any human voices. Also, the special thing about it is that it is supposed to boost brain power. Would this attribute make it permissible?
JazaakAllah Khair

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

Alhamdulillah, it is good to hear that you stopped watching movies and you have memorized the Noble Quran. May Allah Ta’ala keep you steadfast. Ameen.

 

  1. Below are some sunnah acts which will help you:

 

  1.  
    1. You should try to make a complete wudhu before going to bed.
    2. Recite the following dua:

 

اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ

 

اللَّهُمَّ أَسْلَمْتُ وَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ وَفَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي إِلَيْكَ وَأَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي إِلَيْكَ رَهْبَةً وَرَغْبَةً إِلَيْكَ لَا مَلْجَأَ وَلَا مَنْجَى مِنْكَ إِلَّا إِلَيْكَ آمَنْتُ بِكِتَابِكَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْتَ وَنَبِيِّكَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلْتَ

 

اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَحْيَا وَأَمُوتُ

 

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ إِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ

 

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبَّ الْأَرْضِ وَرَبَّ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَالِقَ الْحَبِّ وَالنَّوَى مُنَزِّلَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنْجِيلِ وَالْقُرْآنِ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ ذِي شَرٍّ أَنْتَ آخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهِ أَنْتَ الْأَوَّلُ فَلَيْسَ قَبْلَكَ شَيْءٌ وَأَنْتَ الْآخِرُ فَلَيْسَ بَعْدَكَ شَيْءٌ وَأَنْتَ الظَّاهِرُ فَلَيْسَ فَوْقَكَ شَيْءٌ وَأَنْتَ الْبَاطِنُ فَلَيْسَ دُونَكَ شَيْءٌ )زَادَ وَهْبٌ فِي حَدِيثِهِ( اقْضِ عَنِّي الدَّيْنَ وَأَغْنِنِي مِنْ الْفَقْرِ

 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِوَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيمِ وَكَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَنْتَ آخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهِ اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ تَكْشِفُ الْمَغْرَمَ وَالْمَأْثَمَ اللَّهُمَّ لَا يُهْزَمُ جُنْدُكَ وَلَا يُخْلَفُ وَعْدُكَ وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ

 

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَكَفَانَا وَآوَانَا فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لَا كَافِيَ لَهُ وَلَا مُؤْوِيَ

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي وَأَخْسِئْ شَيْطَانِي وَفُكَّ رِهَانِي وَاجْعَلْنِي فِي النَّدِيِّ الْأَعْلَى

 

  1.  
    1. Read Ayah al-Kursi (Surah al-Baqarah 255).
    2. Four Quls (Surah al-Kafiroon (Surah 109), Surah al-Ahad (Surah112), Surah al-Ikhlas (Surah 113) and Surah al-Nas (Surah 114)).
    3. Recite Tasbeeh Fatimi (33 time’s سُبْحَانَ الله 33timesاَلْحَمْدُ لِله34 times اللهُ اَكْبَر).
    4. Remove pictures of animate objects from your room, if any.
    5. Dust your bed before sleeping.
    6. Try to face towards the Qibla whilst sleeping.
    7. Sleep on your right side.
    8. Most important, stay away from all sins.

 

 

  1. We are unaware of what is iMusic. However, from the information provided it does not seem to be permissible. The attribute of boosting brain power does not make it permissible. Even though outwardly there might seem to be benefit in it, but there is much more harm in it. Whatever is prohibited in the Shariah is always full of good and wisdom. Take for example, interest. It is prohibited by Shariah even though there seems to be some benefit in it. The harms of it are evident in the global finance crisis.

 

And Allah knows best

Wassalamu Alaikum

Ml. Ishaq E. Moosa,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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