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For Panic during Sleep

Abu ‘Ubayda b. Muhammad b. ‘Ubayd narrated from Abu Muhammad b. ‘Ubayd from al-Nadr b. Suwayd from Maysar from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace he upon him, that a man said to him: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I have a bondmaid who is often in a panic during sleep. Sometimes the condition becomes more severe so that she does not calm down. An amulet (al-hirz) has been fastened to her arm and someone has seen her to cure her and said that she has been touched by the jinn and it is not possible to treat her.” He [al-Sadiq] said: “Instruct her to open a blood vessel and give her dill (al-shabath) water cooked with honey to drink for three days. Allah, the Exalted, will restore her to health.” He [the man] said: I did that and she was cured, by the will of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.