Mallam Luthfi Jamal-Baba, an Imam and exorcist from Ghana, has warned that beautiful women are more likely to be possessed by evil “jinns” or spirits or genies. It appears that beauty is a jinn magnet.
Jamal-Baba described how Jinn-controlled people must sometimes be tied with ropes or chains. Another exorcist, Mallam Mohammad, believes strongly in caning victims because “[t]he victims, at that moment, do not feel the pain. The jinns are the ones who feel the pain and it is at this moment, together with the Quranic recitation, that they flee.”
The men describe conditions are that easily recognized as classic forms of mental illness but these men beat people to make their inner “jinn” uncomfortable. Getting the “jinn” kicked out of you is hardly a recognized treatment for mental illness, but it all makes sense to Imam Jamal-Baba as the Islamically correct way to deal with such illness.