Human often fail to overcome the fear of ghosts. There are many cause of it, such as paranoia or watching horror movies often. Here are the tips to overcome fear of ghosts in Islam.
- Ask for Protection from Allah SWT
“If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust.” (3:160)
Truly, there is no protection is better than the one comes from Allah SWT. Whenever you feel the fear of anything, ask for protection from Allah SWT. Be assured that Allah SWT is watching over you and you’re not alone. No power is bigger than Allah’s and you have to keep it in mind. Also read How to Make My Faith in Islam Stronger
- Improve Your Faith to Allah SWT
“Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (2:277)
Those whose faith in Allah is great will not feel any fear of anything inside their heart. Improve your faith in Allah SWT by worshiping Him with a sincere heart and purity. Without you asking, Allah SWT will give you shelter and protection from Shaytan, including the fear they plant on your heart.
- Read More About the Spiritual World
“On the day that every soul shall find present what it has done of good and what it has done of evil, it shall wish that between it and that (evil) there were a long duration of time; and Allah makes you to be cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and Allah is Compassionate to the servants.” (3:30)
Ghosts are often associated with deceased persons. However, death is just another phase in life that all of us will be going through someday. And ghosts are not the spirit of the dead but Shaytan who takes their form. Be careful not to fall inside their trap. Also read Tips to Boost Islam Spirituality in Daily Life
- Learn About the Creation of Jinn
“Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.” (15:26-27)
Jinn had been the biggest enemy of mankind ever since the day when Prophet Adam (AS) was created. Jinn and Shaytan had promised to lure the children of Adam into their trap and make them far away from Allah SWT. Fear of ghost is something that Jinn and Shaytan created to gain their purpose.
- Rely Everything to Allah SWT
“If you had all relied on Allah (SWT) as you should rely on Him, then He would have provided for you as He provides for the birds, who wake up hungry in the morning and return with full stomachs at dusk.”
One more good tips to overcome fear of ghost in Islam: rely only to Allah SWT. Ghosts, along with Jinn and Shaytan will not exist unless Allah SWT allowed them to. As everything happen under the consent of Allah, it’s only right to rely only in him and nothing else. Also read Reasons Your Duas Are not Answered
- Don’t Let Your Prayers be Shaken
As narrated by Ibn Umar (RA), the Prophet has stated the following: “The place of prayer (Salah) in religion is like the place of the head in the body.” (Imam Tabarani)
To overcome fear, not only of Ghosts, but to any supernatural being is by holding onto your Salah. It’s the pillar of Islam and if it stand strong, you’ll realize that ghosts is nothing more than the doing of Shaytan to lure you into disbelieving of Allah SWT.
- Recite Quran Daily
“This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon [the pious]” (2:2)
Seek for guidance and shelter from Allah SWT through the verses of Quran. Insya Allah Quran can be the best remedy to overcome your fear. Recite Quran daily, even it’s only one or two pages. Reciting Quran improves your faith, which resulted in no fear of Ghosts. Also read Etiquette of Reading The Holy Quran
- Surround Yourself with Good Companions
Make friend with people whose faith is better than you. Share your ideas, opinions, and worries regarding the fear of ghosts and you will find out that it’s not necessary at all. You can discover more about Islam through this and gain even more benefits.
- Seek for Islamic Knowledge
As said above, seeking for Islamic knowledge is important since we can never know enough of it. There is always more and more to discover. The more we know Islam, the stronger our shield to get rid of Shaytan and all their evil whisper. Also read How to Gain Spiritual Knowledge in Islam
- Keep Allah SWT in Remembrance
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah says, “I treat My servant as he hopes that I would treat him. I am with him whenever he remembers Me: if he thinks of Me, I think of him; if he mentions Me in company, I mention him in an even better company. If he draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; and if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw closer by a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Remembrance of Allah can be done in many way, and the most convenient one is dhikr. You can do dhikr everywhere and every time.
- Remember That Human is the Most Perfect of Allah’s Creation
Why should you have to fear of ghosts, while you are the most perfect of Allah’s creation? Allah created human with brain and mind so that they can overcome their fear of ghosts. You are already strong yourself, even stronger than the ghosts you fear of. Also read Tips for Muslim to Get Socialize in Non-Muslim Environment
- Protect Yourself from the Evil Deed of Shaytan
Protect yourself by doing good deeds and worshiping Allah SWT. Truly, ghosts are among the evil deed of Shaytan and only Allah’s protection can get rid of it.
May all those tips to overcome fear of ghost in Islam be useful to all of us. Amiin.