Described in Islamic texts as made of ‘smokeless fire’, capable of both good and evil and as powerful as angels, many Muslims believe djinn to be real creatures, causing real harm to human beings.

Led by esteemed Islamic psychologist Professor Rasjid Skinner, this crucial event aims to dispel these myths and sift the facts from fiction by looking at the danger of attributing mental health issues to djinn possession, addressing how backstreet exorcisms and traumatic religious treatments can cause even more harm to those already suffering, and exploring alternative, faith-driven psychotherapies.

About The Speaker

Rasjid Skinner

Professor Rasjid Skinner, Clinical Director of Ihsaan Therapeutic Services, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychotherapist with over 40 years’ experience of in dealing with a variety of psychological problems. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has worked with others over many years developing the clinical application of an Islamic understanding of the Self. He is a Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Karachi. He teaches at the Cambridge Muslim College and is a visiting lecturer on the Clinical Psychology course at the University of Sheffield. He has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally on Islamic Psychology.