- Status : FABRICATED
Here is the report copy-pasted :
Abu Dujana said, “I was lying down, when I heard a noise like the noise of a mill or that of the leaves of a tree and saw a flash like lightning. I raised my head to see something black that was rising in the middle of the room. I felt it with my hand. It was like a porcupine’s skin. It began to throw things like sparks at my face. At once I went to Rasulullah and told him what had happened. He said, ‘O Aba Dujana! May Allah give your home goodness and abundance!’ He asked for a pen and a piece of paper. He had Ali ‘radiAllahu anh’ write a letter. I took the letter to my home. I put it under my head and went to sleep. A yelling voice woke me up. It said, ‘O Aba Dujana! You have burned me with that letter. Your owner is certainly much higher than we are. There is no way of escape for us, except that you remove that letter. We shall no longer come to your home or your neighbors.’ We cannot go to places where the letter is.’ I told him that I could not remove the letter without getting my owner’s permission. The night seemed very long to me because of the crying and wailing of genies. After performing the morning prayer in the mosque, I told Rasulullah what the genie had said. Rasulullah ‘sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam’ said, ‘Remove the letter. Or else they will suffer the letter’s pain till the Resurrection.'”
It is a forgery according to :
Al-Dhahabî who said “The amulet of Abu Dujanah is not authentic and I do not know who fabricated it.” (see Mîzân al-I’tidâl) and (Al-Siyar, 1/245)
Ibn al-Jawzi ““Without doubt, this is a fabrication and its chain of transmitters is broken… there is no biographical information available with regards to many of its narrators”” (Al-Mawdu’ât, 3/169)
Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalânî (Al-Isâba)
Al-Suyuti who said “It is a fabrication and its chain of transmission is broken and most of its transmitters are unknown.” (al-La’âlî al-Masnû’ah, 2/292)
Its Sanad (chain of narrators) is disconnected and most of the narrators are unknown. It was reported by Musa Al-Ansary, and there is no Sahaby that carries this name.
Some may say this letter 100% works so how dare you say it is fabricated ? First of all the aforementioned scholars know more on the science of hadith than you, me or any excorcists whose speciality is not hadith.
Moreover this letter ‘working’ is in no way a proof to establish the authenticity of the report; going by this logic invoking sayyiduna ‘Isa (AS) or sayyiduna ‘Ali (RA) also ‘works’ according to the christians or the shi’as, whereas we know invoking other than Allah is haram and tantamount to shirk akbar.
Lastly, there are effective ways to be protected and be cured from the effect of evil jinns, first and foremost abide by the laws of shari’ah you may be violating (search a little bit within your self and you’ll find out), read Qur’an excessively (particularly some specific verses, look for “ruqyah verses” on Google), read masnoon invocations (Hisn-ul-muslim for example) and do loads of dhikr with devotion. Bi idhnillah nothing can stand to the power of The Creator.
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