Wednesday, September 16, 2015
An Islamic faith healer was stabbed to death at a black magic treatment center
Father-of-three Zakariyya Islam, 46, who specialised in expelling demons, was stabbed at the Ruqya Centre in east London. The Muslim healer had worked as an exorcist for around 20 years and co-founded the Islamic therapy business which offers advice on sorcery, witchcraft and “evil eye”. He treated people who believed that they were were possessed by evil spirits, also known as jinns. Police and paramedics rushed to the center where he was found with critical injuries to his torso. Despite desperate attempts to save his life he was pronounced dead at the scene. Zakariyya Islam was born in Bangladesh but grew up in Britain. In 2014, he hosted a conference on "The World of Jinns" at the East London Mosque which he visited regularly. The former caretaker at Stepney Green Secondary School and former cab driver was also a member of the Islamic Forum of Europe.