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An Invocation For Mental Disorder

‘Uthman b. Sa’id al-Qattan narrated from Sa'dan b. Muslim related from Muhammad b. Ibrahim, who said: A man came to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, and a mental disorder had afflicted him. Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: ‘Recite this prayer when you go to bed: “In the Name of Allah, and by Allah. I believe in Allah, and disbelieve in the idols. O Allah, protect me in my sleep and my wakening. I take refuge in the Might of Allah and His Magnificence from that which I suffer and fear.”’

The man said: “I did it and was cured, by the will of Allah, the Exalted.”

From him, peace be upon him, that he said: “Whoever is afflicted with a mental disorder, let him seek protection on Thursday night with this healing, beneficial invocation.” Then he mentioned the like of the previous hadith and said: “It will not recur. Recite that at dawn after seeking forgiveness from Allah, and after completing the night prayer.”