Why Islam Forbid Hypnosis
According to D Elma 1964, hypnosis is a state of mind in which the critical ability of a human being is circumvented and selective thinking is established. Islam views hypnosis as evil as it is associated with magic. Bin fatwa, a great Muslim scholar defined hypnosis as, “magnetic sleep”. Islam is against hypnosis practice such as homeopathy as it is considered evil.
Hypnotherapy is used in treating conditions such as neurotic disorders. The Fatwas of the Permanent Committee argued that this practice consists of a calming practice, in which a hypnotic requests the help of djinn. The jinn overpowers hypnotized people and talks through them. Muslims argue that it allows subjects to do certain actions if they agree to obey the hypnotist in exchange for mutual benefit. Jinn controls subjects to obey the hypnotist and to give him any information requested from them. Therefore, Islam forbids the use of hypnosis to cure disease or to find stolen goods. Muslims believe there is no disease that Allah created without creating its cure.
Islam argues hypnosis may involve the practice of using substances such as alcohol. Homeopathy, which combines the use of natural medicine and orthodox science is not accepted in slam. Muslims argue that it involves the use of substances that stimulate the immune system to heal itself. Many Islamic scholars argue that medicine used in homeopathy are preserved using alcohol. The use of alcohol is banned in Islam because it stimulates subconscious action.