A Trance Case Report with Ruqya (Exorcism) Approach in Aceh


  • Erlina Yulia Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Sumatera Utara University, Medan, North Sumatera
  • Elmeida Effendy Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Sumatera Utara University, Medan, North Sumatera
  • Mustafa M. Amin Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Sumatera Utara University, Medan, North Sumatera




Ruqya, Islam, Dissociative identity disorder, Qur’an, Hadith, Mind


Trance disorders or possessed spirit is a form of invisible control over human beings and they also have an influence on the mind, five sense organs, and body functions, which have similar symptoms to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). However, Ruqya, also known as Islamic exorcism, is a practice of exorcism in the form of incantations or spell recitation from the Qur’an and hadith. It is a great hope in Islamic society used as a form of treatment according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed. A 53-year-old businessman suffering from psychological problems brought by his 48-year-old wife to a raqi (ruqya practitioner) after being treated by a general medical practitioner for several months was presented. The ruqya procedure was conducted several times which shows an improvement in his mental state. 


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How to Cite

Yulia E, Effendy E, Amin MM. A Trance Case Report with Ruqya (Exorcism) Approach in Aceh. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 27 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];10(T7):45-7. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/9234

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