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An Invocation for Someone Afflicted With the Falling Sickness

Ibrahim b. al-Mundhir al-Khuza’i narrated from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abu Bishr from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Invoke protection for the individual afflicted with the falling sickness (al-masru’) and say: “I call on you, O possessing one, with an invocation with which ‘Ali b. Abu Talib, peace be upon him, and the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him, called on the jinn of the valley of al-Sabra, and they answered and obeyed, that you answer and obey and get out of so-and-so, son of so-and-so, at once.”’

Al-Husayn b. Mukhtar al-Hanzali narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Abu Hashim from Abu al-Jarud from Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. ‘Ali, peace be upon him, that he recited this invocation for every pain: ‘Place your hand on your mouth once and say: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate” three times; “By the Majesty of Allah”, three times; “By the Perfect Words of Allah”, three times. Then place your hand on the painful area and say three times: “I take refuge in the Might of Allah and His Power over what He wills, from the evil that is under my hand.” It will subside, Allah, the Exalted, willing.’

Ibrahim b. al-Hasan narrated from Ibn Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah b. Sinan from Abu Hamza from Abu Ja’far al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: “Oil [applied] at night passes into the blood vessels and nourishes the skin.”