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Many articles i come across, writers are talking about and trying to prove that Iblis was not from the Jinns, so some of them tries to claim he was from Angels some says some others.

Anyway as a Muslim we believe on Quran and Sunnah only, when in Quran ALLAH swt clearly says that Iblis was from the  Jinns. Then why there is a discussion or questions that Was he from the jinns?



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And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.

The Existence of Spirits Created from Smokeless Fire (jinn)

He mixed fire and plants, so the form of the jinn was set up as an interspace between two things

It is between a bodily spirit with a place in depth and a spirit without “where”.

That which accepts embodiment seeks for food for nourishment without falsehood, And that which accepts the angels, accepts the heart in taking shape in the source.

For this reason, it obeys one moment and rebels the next. He will repay those of them who disobey with two fires.

Creation of the Jinn, angels and man

Allah says,

“He created jinn from a fusion of smokeless fire.” (55:14)

It is reported in sound hadith [saying of the Prophet],

“Allah created the angels from light and Allah created the jinn from fire and He created man from what you were told.”

As for what the Prophet said about the creation of man “from what you were told”, he was concise and did not specify it as he did in the case of the creation of the angels and the jinn. The Prophet “was given all the words”. This is part of them. The basic creation of angels and jinn did not vary.

The creation of man is varied as there are four categories of man’s creation.

  • The creation of Adam does not resemble the creation of Eve.
  • The creation of Eve does not resemble the creation of the rest of the children of Adam.
  • The creation of Jesus does not resemble the creation of the others.
  • Here the Messenger of Allah was concise. He has transmitted to us the details of the creation of man.

1-Adam was created from clay, 2-Eve from a rib, 3-‘Isa is from the blowing of a spirit, and the 4-children of Adam from “a contemptible water“. (77:20)

The conceptual cohesion of heaven and earth

When Allah set up the four basic elements and smoke rose to the bottom of the Sphere of Fixed Stars, the seven heavens unwound themselves in that smoke, each separate from each other. He “revealed, in every heaven, its ordinance” after “He established in it its nourishment” and all that was “in four days”. Then he said to the heavens and the earth

“Come willingly or unwillingly.” (41:9-11)

i.e. they answer when they are called to produce what He wants them to produce. They said, “we come willingly.”

Then Allah established a conceptual cohesion between heaven and earth and a direction by which He desires to bring into existence products in this earth in the form of minerals, plants and animals. He made the earth like the wife and the heaven like the husband.

  • The heaven casts to earth the command of Allah in it as a man casts water into a woman in intercourse.
  • In that casting, the earth brings forth the types of formations which Allah has hidden in its.

The four elements and the formation of man and jinn

When air is ignited and heated, it burns like the lamp. The burning of that fire is the flame which is the burning of the air and this is smokeless (marj, jumbled) because it is mixed with the air and is the burning air. Marj is mixture and from this the smokeless is marj since the plants are mixed in it.

The jinn are composed of the two elements of fire and air,

  • as man is composed of the two elements of water and earth kneaded together which produced the name mud.
  • Similarly the mixture of air and fire has the name ‘smokeless fire’. Allah created the form of jinn in that smokeless fire.
  • Because of the air which is in the jinn, they can assume whatever form they wish. Because of the fire which is in them, they are
    insubstantial and very subtle, and they seek dominance, pride and might since fire has the highest position of the elements and it has great power to change things as nature demands.
  • That is reason why he [the jinn Iblis] was too proud to prostrate to Adam when Allah commanded him to do so, because of his own estimation of himself. He said,

    “I am better than Him” (7:12)

    , i.e. meaning according to the basis by which Allah preferred fire among the four elements.

The jinn did not know that the power of water from which Adam was created was stronger than fire for it extinguishes it and earth is firmer than fire by cold and dryness.

Adam has strength and constancy by the dominance of the two elements from which Allah derived him. Even though he also possesses the rest of the elements – air and fire, they do not have the authority in him. The jinn also have the rest of the elements…

Adam was given humility on account of the clayness of his nature.

  • When he is proud, that is incidental (and not intrinsic to his nature).
  • He accepts that because of the element of fire in him as his imagination and states accept different forms because of the element of air in him.
  • The jinn are given pride by the nature of fire in them. If they are humble, that is something incidental which they accept because of the element of earth in them. They also accept fixation in enticement if they are devils and fixation in acts of obedience if they are not devils.

The jinn when Surat ar-Rahman (Chapter 55 of the Qur’an) was recited

When the Prophet recited Surat ar-Rahman to his Companions, he said,

“I was reciting it for the jinn. They listened to it better than you. When I said, ‘So which of your Lord’s blessings will you deny?’ they stated, ‘We do not deny any of the blessings of our Lord’. They affirmed them and did not quake when they were told, “So which of your Lord’s blessings will you deny?”

in his recitation. That is by is in the nature of the jinn of earth and of water which remove the fieriness of fire. Some of them are obedient to Allah and some are rebellious, like us; but they can take on forms as can the angels.

Their basic form is spiritual

Allah has made them invisible to us so we do not see them except when Allah wishes to lift the veil for certain individuals who then see them.

  • Since the jinn are insubstantial and subtle, they can take form in whatever sensory form they wish.
  • Their basic form is the spiritual one which was the first form the first jinn accepted when Allah brought him into existence.
  • Then he took on various forms according to what Allah willed. If Allah had opened our eyes so that we could see what the forms conceived by the conceptual faculty through the imagination (khayal), then at different times you would have seen man in various forms which are unlike one another.

Procreation in jinn and men

Then Allah breathed the spirit into the flame which was full of turbulence because of its insubstantiality. The blowing increased the turbulence and air dominated it and it did not remain in the same condition.

  • The world of the jinn appeared in that form.
  • As intercourse occurred in mankind by the casting of water in the womb and progeny and birth occurs in this mortal Adamic species,
  • So procreation occurs in the jinn by casting air into the womb of their female, and progeny and birth occurs in the jinn.
  • They exist by Sagittarius and it is fiery. That was mentioned by the one who
    arrived – may Allah preserve him!

The years between the creation of jinn and men

There were 60,000 years between the creation of Jann (the first jinn) and the creation of Adam. This is necessary according to the claim of some people that birth will cease among the jinn after 4000 years and that birth will end with man after 7000 years.

  • However, things do not occur on that basis. Things will occur occurring to what Allah wills. The jinn still procreate and we still procreate. So when did man begin, how many years of progeny does he have left and how much time remains until the end of this world and the annihilation of mankind on the face of the earth and their transfer to the Next World? This is not the stance taken by those who are firmly rooted in knowledge. It is stated by a small group of people and will not be repeated.

The Jinn are an interspace between angels and men

The angels are spirits breathed into lights.

  • The jinn are spirits breathed into winds.
  • Men are spirits breathed into shapes.
  • It is said that a female was not separated from the first existing jinn as Eve was separated from Adam.
  • One of them said Allah created a vulva in the first existent jinn, so part of him mated with the other part and offspring like those of Adam were born to him: a male and female who married each other.
  • So the jinn’s nature was hermaphrodite. For that reason the jinn are part of the world of the interspace: they resemble men and resemble angels as the hermaphrodite resembles both the male and female

The food and marriage of the jinn

The elements of air and fire dominate the jinn.

  • For that reason, their food is what the air carried by of fat in bones.
  • Allah made their provision in them.
  • So we see that the bone and its flesh is not decreased at all and we know that Allah gave them their sustenance in the bones.
  • This is why the Prophet said about bones,

    “They are sustenance for your brothers among the jinn.”

    In a hadith,

    “Allah appoints their sustenance in them.”

    Someone to whom this was unveiled reported to us that he saw the jinn come to some bones and sniff them like beasts of pray sniff. Then they went back having taken their sustenance. Their food was taken in that sniffing. Glory be to the Subtle, the All-Aware!

As their union with each other in marriage, it is in the form of twisting – like what you see of smoke issuing from a kiln or a pottery oven. The smoke intermingles and each of the two individuals enjoys that mutual entry. Their ejaculation resembles like the seed of the palm and is in the form of pure scent, just as is the case with their food.

The tribes and clans of the jinn

They have tribes and clans. It is said that they are contained in twelve tribes and then they branch into subtribes.

  • There are great wars between them, and some whirlwinds are, in fact, the centre of their battles.
  • The whirlwind is the mutual opposition of two opposing winds, each preventing its companion from passing through.
  • So that barrier leads to the circle witnessed visually in the physical dust which is the effect of the mutual opposition of the two winds.
  • Their battles are like that, but not every whirlwind is on of their battles.
  • The story of ‘Amr the jinn is famous. He was killed in a whirlwind which was seen. It dispersed from him while he was dying. It did not take long for him to die. He was a pious jinn. If the basis of this book had been to present traditions and tales, we would have mentioned some of them, but this is a book about the science of meanings. You can look for their stories
    elsewhere in book of history and poems.

The manner in which the spiritual world appears in forms

When this spiritual world takes on shape and appears in a sensory form, the eyes confine it since it cannot abandon that form as long as the eye continues to look at it although that it is the human being which is looking.

  • When human eye defines it and continues to look at it, the spiritual (ruhani) being does not have a place into which it can disappear, so this spiritual being manifests a form which it puts on itself like a veil.
  • Then the spiritual being makes the person imagine that that form has left him in a particular direction, so his eye follows it.
  • When his eye follows it, the spiritual being leaves its confinement and vanishes.
  • When it disappears, that form vanishes from the sight of the one who is looking at it and following it with his eye.
  • In relation to the spiritual being, that form is like light is in the case of a lamp whose light is diffused in the corners.
  • When the body of the lamp is absent, the light is lost. It is thus with this form. If someone knows this and wants to confine that spiritual being, he should not follow the form with his eye.
  • This is one of the divine secrets which are only known by the instruction of Allah. The form is not other than
    spiritual being. Indeed it is the same, even if it is in a thousand places, or in every place, with different shapes.

If it happens that one of those forms is slain and apparently dies, that spiritual being moves from the life of this world to the interspace just as we move when we die.

No information about it remains in this world, just as is the case with us.

  • Those sensory forms in which the spiritual beings appear are called ‘bodies’.
  • It is the words of Allah,

    “We cast a mere body on his throne” (38:34)


    “We did not give them bodies which did not eat food.” (21:8)

  • The difference between jinn and angels, even though they share in spirituality, is that the food of the jinn consists of foods found in natural bodies.
  • The angels are not like that. That is why Allah mentioned in the story of the guests of Abraham,

    “When he saw that their hands were not reaching for it, he was suspicious of them” (11:70)

    i.e. the angels did not reach for the roasted calf and they did not eat it which made him afraid.

The formation of the world of the jinn

When the time for the formation of the world of the jinn came, He directed three of the trusty angels in the first sphere who took their deputies which they needed for this formation from the second heaven.

  • Then they descended to the heavens and took two deputies from the second and the sixth there.
  • They descended to the elements and prepared the place. Three other guardians followed them, and they took whatever deputies they needed from the second heaven, and then descended to the third heaven, and to the fifth from there.
  • They took two angels. They passed by the sixth heaven and took another deputy from the angels. Then they descended to the elements in order to complete the formation. The remaining six descended and took the remaining deputies in the second heaven and the heavens. All were gathered for the ordering of this formation by the permission of the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

When the formation of the world of the jinn was complete, Allah directed the spirit from the World of Command and breathed a spirit into that form by which life flowed into it.

  • It stood uttering the praise and glorification of the One Who brought it into existence: this is the natural disposition on which He fashioned it.
  • Within it there was might and immensity whose cause is not recognized nor discovered since at that time there was no another creature in existence in the world of nature other than it. It remained worshipping its Lord, proclaiming His power, humble to the lordship of the One who brought it into existence by what was in its being until Adam was created.
  • When the jinn saw his form, one of them, whose name was Harith, was overcome with hatred for that organism and he glowered at the sight of the form of Adam.
  • The rest of his species saw that and they censured him for that since they saw that he had grief and sorrow because of it.
  • When Adam’s business was complete, al-Harith displayed what he felt in himself and refused to obey the command of his Creator to prostrate to Adam and became arrogant towards Adam because of his own constitution and he boasted of his origin [from fire which he said was better than earth].
  • He failed to see the secret of the power of that water from which Allah created every living thing, and from which comes the life of the jinn although they are not aware of it.

The creation of Adam and the formation of man

If you are among the people of unveiling, reflect on the words of Allah,

“and His throne was upon the waters.” (11:7)

  • So the throne and the creatures around it were brought to life by water.

    “There is nothing which does not glorify His praise.” (17:44)


  • He used the negative. Only the living glorifies. In an excellent hadith from the Messenger of Allah said,

    “The angels said, ‘O Lord (in a long hadith)! have You created anything stronger than fire?’ He replied, ‘Yes, water.'”

  • So He made water stronger than fire. If the element of air in the structure of the jinn had not been ignited by fire, the jinn would have been stronger than the children of Adam, for air is stronger than water. In this hadith, the angels asked,

    “O Lord, have You created anything stronger than air?” He replied, “Yes, the children of Adam.”

    Allah made the human organism stronger than air.

  • Water is stronger than fire, and it is the main element in man as fire is the main element in the jinn. This why Allah said about Shaytan (Satan),

    “Surely the guile of Shaytan is ever feeble.” (4:76)

    He did not ascribe any strength to him at all. He did not deny it to the Governor (of Egypt) when he said,

    “surely your guile is great” (12:27)

The reason for that is that the human organism accords deliberateness in matters, perseverance, meditation and reflection due to the predominance of the elements of earth and water in the human temperament. Thus the human being has ample intellect because earth holds him back and restrains him while water makes him supple and easy. The jinn are not like that. The jinn’s intellect does not possess that which will enable him to hold to something as the human being does. This is why we say, “So-and-so is ‘light’ of intellect and dim-witted” when he is frivolous and foolish! This is the attribute of the jinn, and by it the jinn strays from the path of guidance due to the frivolous nature of his intellect and his lack of firmness in his thought. So he said,

“I am better than him,” (7:12)

and combined ignorance and bad manners because of his frivolous nature.

The first shaytan of the jinn

So any jinn who rebels is shaytan,

  • i.e. one who is far from the mercy of Allah. Al-Harith was the first jinn to be called shaytan.
  • Allah drove him to despair, i.e. drove him out of His mercy and repelled mercy from him. From him all the shaytans branch out.
  • Any jinn who believe, like Hama ibn Alham ibn Laqis ibn Iblis, join the believing jinn. Any who remains an unbeliever is a shaytan.
  • It is a matter of some dispute among the scholars of the Shari’a). Some of them say that the shaytan never submits, deriving this from what the Prophet said about his shaytan who was the companion entrusted to him,

    “Allah gave me power over him and he submitted (aslama).”

    The one who interprets what he said as “aslamu” takes it to mean: “I am safe from him” and he has no way against me. Thus the interpretation varies. If it is interpreted as “aslama” is it submission. It means that he submitted although he was an enemy and so he only commands me to good, compelled to do so by Allah and as a protection for the Messenger of Allah. The opponent says that “aslama” means that he believed in Allah as the unbeliever becomes Muslim and thus becomes a believer. This is more appropriate and acceptable.

Iblis was the first of the wretched jinn

Most people claim that al-Harith was the first of the jinn, and that he was in the same position to the rest of the jinn as Adam is to mankind.

We do not think that that is the case. Al-Harith was one of the jinn, but the first among them who is in the same position as Adam is to mankind was someone else. That is why Allah says,

“Iblis was one of the jinn” (18:50)

i.e. he was from this category of creation.

Similarly Qabil (Cain) was one of mankind, but Allah wrote him down among the wretched. He was the first of the wretched among mankind, and Iblis was the first of the wretched among the jinn. The majority of the punishment of the shaytans of the jinn in Hellfire is by severe cold, not by heat, although they may be punished with fire. Most of the punishment of the descendants of Adam is through fire.

One day I came upon one of the saints whose intellect was deranged. He was weeping and saying to the people, “Do not stop with His words, ‘I shall assuredly fill Hellfire with you’ (38:85) and apply them to Iblis alone. Look how He alluded to you when He said, ‘…Hellfire with you‘. Iblis was created from fire, so he returns to his source – may Allah curse him! If Iblis is punished with it, the punishment of pottery by fire is greater, so take heed!”

When Hellfire (Jahannam) was mentioned, this saint only thought of fire in particular, and was heedless of the fact that Jahannam is a name for both its intense heat and its intense cold. It is called Jahannam by its frowning (jahama. Jahuma means “to have an ugly face“) because its appearance is hateful.

  • Jaham is the word for clouds which have already poured out their water.
  • Abundant rain is the mercy of Allah. When Allah has removed the rain from the clouds, then the name jaham is applied to them. since the mercy, which was abundant rain, has vanished. Similarly, Allah has removed mercy from Jahannam which is hateful in appearance and report. It is also called Jahannam because of its great depth. One says, “the depths of Jahannam” when something is very deep. We ask Allah Almighty, to give us and the believers security from it!
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By Abu’l-Hasan

(c) “Al-Jumu`ah” magazine

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Some people are skeptical of the existence of the jinn, while others resort to far-fetched, distorted interpretations of these creatures in order to suit their whims and personal fancies, such as claiming that the jinn are microbes. In this country, a certain heretical group teaches that the white man is the devil (evil jinn). This preposterous idea would imply either that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam was black, or that he was a devil (Allah forbid!). Both of these conclusions are clear blasphemy, for they contradict conclusive historical facts and common sense.

What are the jinn?

The reality, which it is obligatory to affirm, is that the jinn are an established world, unseen to us. They eat, drink and procreate, and among them are both righteous and wicked individuals. The word jinn itself comes the Arabic root meaning “something hidden which cannot be seen.”

The existence of the jinn is firmly corroborated by the Qur’an, authentic sunnah and consensus of scholars (Ijma`), and thus one who denies their existence is outside the pale of Islam. Suffice it to say that the word jinn and its derivatives occur at least 29 times in the Qur’an, and the word shaytaan and its plural shayaateen together occur more than 80 times. In fact, there is an entire surah called Surat al-Jinn (72), which speaks in clear, explicit terms about the jinn.

Their Creation

Ibn `Abbas radiallahu `anhu said, “Two thousand years before [mankind] was created, there were jinn on [the earth], and they caused corruption on the earth and shed blood. Then, Allah sent against them a troop of angels who beat them and then cast them away to the islands in the seas. So, when Allah said, (translated),

“‘I am placing a viceregent upon the earth,’ they said, ‘Will You place therein one who will cause corruption therein and shed blood,’” [2 (Al-Baqarah), 30]

i.e. just as those jinn did? Then, Allah said, (translated), “I know that which you do not know.” (Related by Al-Hakim.) Thus, jinn were created before mankind, as attested to clearly by the Qur’an also. Their origin is from fire.

“And verily, We created mankind . . . and the jinn We had created before from smokeless fire.” [15 (Al- Hijr), 26-27]

They are the descendants of Iblees, who disobeyed Allah’s command to prostrate to Adam, and became known as the Satan (Shaytaan).

We cannot ordinarily see them, unless they materialize. When they materialize, it is usually in an unpleasant or ugly form, such as a snake or a black dog, as opposed to angels (who materialize into pleasant and handsome forms). In the battle of Badr, Iblees materialized into the form of a man named Suraqah ibn Malik, and urged on the disbelievers, saying,

“There is none who can overcome you today,” [8 (Al-Anfaal), 48]

Then, Allah sent the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) against him, and when Iblees saw him he cried out to the disbelievers, “I have nothing to do with you! I see that which you do not see! I fear Allah, and Allah is severe in retribution,” and then he fled.

Their Lifestyle

They are accountable, just as human beings are.

“I created jinn and mankind only in order that they might worship Me.” [51 (Adh-Dhaariyaat), 56]

There are believers amongst them, who will be rewarded, and disbelievers, who will be punished.

“And indeed, there are amongst us Muslims and amongst us wrongdoers. As for those who accept Islam, they have sought out the right path. And, as for the wrongdoers, they will be firewood for Jahannam.” [72 (Al-Jinn), 14-15]

Whenever Allah sent a prophet to mankind, the jinn of that time could also receive his message. Thus, some of them received the message of Prophet Moses `alayhis-salam. Some jinn came to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam one night, and he went with them, recited Qur’an to them, and taught them about Islam. (Related by Muslim.)

They eat and drink, and have fiqh regulations similar to ours. Just as we eat meat of animals over whose slaughter the name of Allah was recited, the jinn are allowed to eat bones of such animals, and therefore the Prophet sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam has instructed us not use these for istinjaa’. On the authority of `Abdullah ibn `Umar : the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam said, “When one of you eats, he should eat with his right hand, and when one of you drinks, he should drink with his right hand, for Satan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand.” (Related by Muslim.) Satan also partakes of our food if we neglect to mention the name of Allah before eating.

A verse of the Qur’an indicates that they have conjugal relations.

“Therein [in Heaven] are [women] of modest gaze, whom neither human being nor jinn have touched before.” [55 (Al- Rahman), 56]

Another verse establishes that they beget children.

“Will you then take [Iblees] and his offspring as protectors in preference to Me, although they are an enemy to you?” [18 (Al- Kahf), 50]

Although the jinn tend to have longer lifespans than ours, they also die and pass away, as evidenced by the Qur’an [7 (Al- A`raaf), 38] Iblees, however, has been given respite upto the Day of Arising.

“[Allah] said, You are, then, among those given respite, upto the day of the time known [and appointed]” [38 (Saad), 81-82]

The shayaateen (devils)

The shayaateen (devils; the singular is shaytaan) are the disbelieving jinn, but the word shaytaan is also used for those disbelieving human beings who are active in corruption and fighting Islam.

“Thus have We made, for every Prophet, an enemy, the shayaateen of mankind and jinn, inspiring one another with flowery discourses by way of deception.” [6 (Al-An`aam), 112]

As for those jinn who are prominent in mischief-making, they are referred to as mareed (plural: maradah), meaning froward or rebellious.

“Among mankind is he who disputes about Allah&127; without knowledge, and follows every froward shaytaan.” [22 (Al- Hajj),3]

Iblees has his throne in the sea, and he sends out his dispatchments who aggravate people. The greatest of them before him is the one who has caused the most fitnah. One of his workers comes and tells him, “I did not leave [my victim] until I brought about separation between him and his wife.” Iblees draws him near, and says to him, “Yes! You (are the best!)” (Related by Muslim.)

Eavesdropping on the heavens

The shayaateen go up into the heavens, trying to eavesdrop on the angels. `A’ishah radiallahu `anha said that she asked the Prophet sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam about how it is that the fortune-tellers sometimes foretell something which turns out true. He replied that that is the word of truth which the jinn manages to catch, and so he comes and whispers it in the ear of the fortune-teller, and to one truth he adds a hundred lies. (Related by Bukhari and Muslim.) Allah sends meteorites against these eavesdropping shayaateen, but sometimes one of them might pass on what he has heard to another jinn.

Their effect on humans

Every human being is always accompanied by a jinn, who tries to incite him to evil, but the Prophet sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam ‘s jinn was unable to harm him. On the authority of Ibn Mas`ud : The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “there is not any one of you except that he has been assigned his companion from among the jinn and his companion from among the angels.” They said, “Even you, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied, “Even me, except that Allah has helped me against him, so that I am unharmed (or, so that he has accepted Islam), and so he orders me to do nothing but good.” (Related by Muslim.) Thus, terrible thoughts may sometimes occur to us, but we are not responsible for these promptings provided we neither allow them to take root within us, nor act upon them. The fact that we recognize them as evil is itself a sign of our faith.

Satan runs through the children of Adam with the running of blood. It is possible for jinn to enter human beings and possess them.

“Those who consume interest (ribaa) do not arise except as he arises whom Satan has driven to madness by his touch.” [2 (Al- Baqarah), 275]

Protection from the shayaateen

In the authentic hadith related by Bukhari and Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu `alayhe wa-sallam has instructed us to recite the following supplication before having intercourse with our wives. “Bismillaah. Allaahumma jannibnash-shaytaana wa-jannibish- shaytaana maa razaqtanaa.” (In the name of Allah. O Allah! Spare us from Satan, and repel Satan from that wherewith You have provided us.) Then, if a child is conceived, Satan will never&127; harm him.

The shayaateen like to frequent filthy areas such as restrooms. Thus, we should ensure that we recite the sunnah supplication (narrated by Bukhari and Muslim) before entering the restroom, “Allaahumma innee a`oodhu bika minal-khubuthi wal-khabaa’ith.” (O Allah! I seek refuge with You from male and female devils.)

Reciting Ayat al-kursiyy [2 (Al-Baqarah), 255] at bedtime ensures that no devil will come close to you until the morning. (Related by Bukhari.) Saying “Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahoo laa shareeka lahoo lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa-huwa `alaa kulli shay’in qadeer” (There is no god but Allah, alone, without any partner, His is the kingdom, and His is praise, and He has power over all things) 100 times in the morning provides protection from Satan till the evening. (Related by Bukhari and Muslim)

In general, frequent remebrance of Allah and obedience to Him provides immunity from the shayaateen.

“Whoever withdraws himself from the rembrance of [Allah] Most Gracious, We assign to him a shaytaan, to be his comrade.” [43 (Az-Zukhruf), 36]

“[Satan] has no authority over those who believe and place trust in their Lord.” [16 (An-Nahl), 99]

By Dr. Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar

The causes of being possessed

Ibn Taimiya explained, possession of the human by the jinn can occur from desires, lusts, passions, zealousness in the same way that a human is in accord with another human…And it also occurs, and this is the majority of the case, due to hatred and revenge. For example one of the humans harms a jinn or the jinn thinks the human was trying to harm them by urinating on some jinn or throwing some hot water on them, or a human might kill a jinn, even though a human might not have realized that.

Our obligation towards them

We mentioned that the jinn have been ordered to worship according to the prescribed law. If a Muslim is able to contact a jinn, in the same way that a human speaks to a jinn that has taken over a human body, the Muslim must seek to enforce the Islamic law upon the jinn, that is encourage the jinn to do good and so on.

If the possessed is from the first type above, due to desires, lust or passion, then it is a great lewd act that has been prohibited by Allah for humans and jinn. This is true even if it is with the approval of the other party – therefore, what must obviously be the ruling if the other party does not like it? It is a lewd and oppressive act. One must tell the jinn that and inform him that it is a prohibited act and provide evidence against such an act such that the ruling is clear to him. And inform him that is the rule of Allah and His Messenger that was sent to all the beings: human or jinn.

If it is from the 2nd type, where some human had harmed them, if the human was not aware of that, then inform the jinn that the human was acting in ignorance and that he did not intend to harm the jinn. Therefore he does not deserve the punishment that is being given to him. If the action occurred in the person’s house or on his property, then inform the jinn that the person was just acting in a manner that was permissible to him. And the jinn need not live in a place that belongs to a human without the human’s permission for they are allowed the dilapidated and abandoned buildings.

Ibn Taimiya said, If the jinn is wronging the human, then inform the jinn of the rule of Allah and His Messenger and provide evidences for him to establish proof against him. And order him to do good and forbid him from doing evil, in the same manner that one treats another human. As Allah says,

“We never punish until We have sent a messenger” (al-Israa 15).

And He says,

“O you assembly of the jinn and humankind. Came there not unto you messengers of your own who recounted unto you of My tokens and warned you of the meeting of this your Day?” (al-Anaam 130).

Abusing the jinn and striking them

Ibn Taimiya mentions that it is obligatory to aid one’s brother who is being wronged. The one who is a victim of possession is being wronged. But aid is also only done with justice, as Allah has ordered. If one does not drive away the jinn with exhortation, proof and consultation, then it is allowed to abuse, strike or curse the jinn in order to drive it away. This is what the Prophet (pbuh) did with the devil who put a flame of fire in his face, he said ” I seek refuge in Allah from you, and I curse you with the curse of Allah.” He said that three times.

Ibn Taimiya also mentioned that one may be forced to strike the jinn in order to drive it away. One may strike the possessed numerous times as the strikes will harm the jinn and not the human who is being harmed, until the person comes to and he will not have felt a thing. There will be no mark left on the person himself. It has been the case that some have been struck 300 to 400 times on the leg, such that had it been a human he would have been killed. But it is the jinn that is being hit and screams. Ibn Taimiya has related that he himself has done and witnessed such an act on many occasions.

Using dhikr and Quranic reciting as help against the jinn

The best thing that can be used against the jinn in the case of possession is the mentioning of Allah and reciting the Quran, especially the verse of the throne (al-Baqara 255),

“For whoever reads it, Allah will not stop to have a protector for him and Satan will not come close to him until morning.”

This is in a hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari that was presented earlier.

Ibn Taimiya wrote, The numerous people who have experienced these events all confirm amazing effectiveness of this verse and warding off devils and breaking their spells. It has a great effect in repelling devils and breaking their spells. It has a great effect in repelling devils from humans, from the possessed and from those picked out by devils, such as wrongdoers, people with bad tempers, those who follow their desires and lusts, musicians and those who become ecstatic through whistling and clapping. If these verses are read over them with sincerity to Allah, the devils will leave. It will put an end to the mirages created by the devils. It will also disclose the falseness of those, the brothers of the devils, who perform miraculous acts. The devils inspire their devotees with some knowledge that the ignorant think are miracles that Allah grants His pious servants. In fact, they are simply satan’s acts of deception over his devotees, of those whom have earned Allah’s wrath and those who have gone astray.

What the healer must be like

It is necessary that the one who is trying to cure the possessed be of strong faith and full of conviction that the remembrance of Allah and Quranic recitation will have an effect on the person and the jinn. The stronger the faith, the stronger the effect on the jinn. Perhaps the person is stronger than the jinn in faith and, therefore he drives the jinn out. Perhaps the jinn is stronger and, therefore, he does not leave. Perhaps the person is weak in faith and the jinn has intended him harm. So the person must continue to make supplications and invoke the aid of remembrance of Allah and Quranic recitation, in particular the verse of the Throne.

Incantations and Invocations

Ibn Taimiya stated, Concerning curing the possessed by means of incantations and invocations, there are two types: One type is where the meaning of the incantation is clear. It is within what Islam allows to be said by a person, such as prayers to Allah and mentioning His name and His speech to His creation and so on. This type is allowed to be used as an incantation in the case of possession as is confirmed in the Sahih that the Prophet pbuh said, “What is permissible in incantations is what does not contain any polytheism.” And he also said, “If one of you is able to aid his brother, then he should do so.”

If the incantation contains statements that are forbidden, such as elements of some type of polytheism, or they have no understandable meaning to them, which might imply some words of disbelief, then it is not allowed for anyone to use such an incantation. This is the ruling even if the jinn should leave after its use because Allah and His Messenger have prohibited it due to its harm being greater than its benefit.

He also mentioned at another place that many of those people who use polytheistic incantations are unable to repel the jinn. Many times they are not able to over power the jinn when they ask them to kill or capture a jinn that has possessed a human. The jinn deceives them and makes it seem like they killed or captured that jinn.


The Characteristics of Jinn

Jinn are conscious beings charged with Divine obligations. The word jinn literally means something hidden or veiled from sight. As mentioned earlier, jinns are a species of invisible beings. A short Qur’anic chapter is named for them, and in it we learn that a band of jinn listened to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, and some became believers: Say:

“It has been revealed to me that a company of the jinn gave ear, and they said: ‘We have heard a wonderful Qur’an, which guides to righteousness, so we believe in it and we shall not join (in belief and worship) any (Gods) with our Allah. And (we believe) that He-exalted be the glory of our Allah-has taken neither wife nor son …. Among us there are righteous folk and among us there are far from that. We are sects having different rules.,” (72:1-2, 11)

From this, we understand that jinn are conscious beings charged with Divine obligations.

Recent discoveries in biology make it clear that Allah  created beings particular to each realm in the universe. Jinn might have been created while the Earth was still a body of some sort of fire. They were created before Adam and Eve, and were responsible for cultivating and improving the world. Although Allah later superseded them with us, He did not exempt them from religious obligations.

Jinn are created from smokeless fire

The Qur’an states that jinn are created from smokeless fire (55:15). In another verse, it clarifies that this fire is scorching and penetrates as deep as the inner part of the body (15:27).

Jinn, like angels, are not bound by the constraints of time and space within which we move

Like angels, jinn move extremely fast and are not bound by the time and space constraints within which we normally move. However, since the spirit is more active and faster than jinn, a person who lives at the level of the spirit’s life and who can transcend what we know as limits of matter and the confines of time and space, can be quicker and more active than them. For example, the Qur’an relates that when Prophet Solomon asked those around him who could bring the throne of the Queen of Saba’ (Yemen), one jinn answered that he could bring it before the meeting ended and Prophet Solomon stood up. However, a man with a special knowledge from Allah replied: “I can bring it to you quicker than the blink of an eye,” and he did so (27:38-40).

Jinn can do more difficult things than human beings

Nothing is difficult for Allah Almighty. It is as easy for Him to create the universe as it is for Him to create a tiny particle. He has provided human beings, jinn, and angels with the power and strength appropriate for their functions or duties. As He uses angels to supervise the movements of celestial bodies, He allows humanity to rule the Earth, dominate matter, build civilizations, and produce technology.

Power and strength are not limited to the physical world, nor are they proportional to bodily size. We see that immaterial things are far more powerful than huge physical entities. For example, our memory is far more spacious and comprehensive than a large room. Our hands can touch a very near object, but our eyes can travel long distances in an instant, and our imagination can transcend time and space all at once. Winds can uproot trees and demolish large buildings. A young, thin plant shoot can split rocks and reach the sunlight. The power of energy, whose existence is known through its effect, is apparent to everybody. All of this shows that something’s power is not proportional to its physical size; rather the immaterial world dominates the physical world, and immaterial entities are far more powerful than material ones.

Appearance Of Angels And Jinn In This World

Angels and jinn can assume a form and appear in this world in the shape of any being. Here, we observe movement from the visible to the invisible: water evaporates disappears into the atmosphere, solid matter becomes a liquid or a gas (steam), and matter becomes energy (nuclear fission). Likewise, we observe movement from the invisible to the visible: gases become fluids, evaporated water becomes rain (as well as snow or hail), and energy becomes matter. Similarly, intangible thoughts and meanings in our minds can appear in the tangible form of letters and words in essays and books.

In an analogous way, such invisible beings as angels, jinn, and other spirit entities are clothed in some material substance, such as air or ether, and then become visible. According to Imam Shibli, if Allah wills, He allows them to assume a form when they utter any of His Names, for this functions like a key or a visa enabling them to assume a form and become visible in this world. If they try to do so without Allah permission, by relying on their own abilities, they are torn into pieces and perish.

We read in Qur’an 19:17 that the spirit Allah sent to Mary (the mother of Jesus), and whom Muslim scholars say is the Archangel Gabriel, appeared before her as a man. When Gabriel came to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, with Revelation or Allah Messages, he rarely appeared in his original form. Rather, he usually came as a warrior, a traveler, or a Companion named Dihya. For example, he came as a warrior on horseback following the end of the Battle of the Trench and told the Prophet, upon him be peace: “O Messenger of Allah, you have taken off your armor but we, the angels, have not yet done so. Allah orders you to march upon the Banu Qurayza.” Once he came as a traveler dressed in white and, in order to instruct the Companions in religion, asked the Prophet such questions as: What is belief? What is Islam? What is ihsan (excellence or perfection of virtue)? When is the Day of Judgment?

Like angels and jinn, Satan (who belongs to the jinn) also can appear in different forms. It is narrated that before the Battle of Badr, he appeared to the leaders of the Quraysh as an old man from Najd and gave them some advice. Likewise, a Companion guarding the spoils of war caught a disguised Satan trying to steal some of the booty (most probably to lead other Companions to suspect that Companion). He entreated the Companion to release him, which he did-twice. On the third time, the Companion tried to take him to Allah Messenger. But Satan appealed: “Release me, and I will tell you how you can secure yourself against me.” The Companion asked what that was, and Satan replied that it was the Verse of the Throne (2:255). When informed of the event, Allah
’s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, commented: “That wicked one is a liar, but on that occasion he told the truth.”

The Qur’an relates that a group of jinn listened to Allah Messenger reciting the Qur’an and, when they returned to their people, said: “O people! Surely we listened to a Book that has been revealed after Moses, affirms what precedes it, and guides to right and the Straight Path” (46:30). The sura continues with what they thought about what they had heard. There are also Traditions that tell us that the Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, recited parts of the Qur’an and preached his Message to the jinn.

Jinn can also appear as snakes, scorpions, cattle, donkeys, birds, and other animals. When our Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, took the oath of allegiance from them in the valley of Batn al-Nakhla, he wanted them to appear to his community either in their own form or in other agreeable forms, not in the forms of such harmful animals as dogs and scorpions. He warned his community: When you see any vermin in your house, tell it three times: “For Allah sake, leave this place,” for it may be a friendly jinn. If it does not leave, it is not a jinn. If it is harmful, you may kill it.

The jinn who gave allegiance to Allah Messenger promised him: “If your community recites the basmala (In the Name of Allah
, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate) before anything they do and cover their dishes, we will not touch their food or their drink.” Another Tradition says: [When you have relieved yourselves] do not clean yourselves with bones and dried pieces of dung, for they are among the foods of your jinn brothers.

Contact With Jinn And Their Influence On Human Beings

Some people have an innate ability to go into trance and contact beings from the invisible realms of existence. However, it should not be forgotten that whether these are angels or jinn, invisible beings have their own conditions of life and are bound to certain limits and principles. For this reason, one who gets in touch with jinn should be careful, for one may easily fall under their influence and become their plaything.

Some assert that the Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1839-1908) of Qadiyan (India), fell victim to such tricks of jinn. He attempted to serve Islam by struggling against Hindu Yogism through the way of Fakirism, but evil spirits got control of him. First they whispered to him that he was a reviver (of religion), then that he was the Mahdi (Messiah), and when he was finally under their influence and control, told him to proclaim that he was an incarnation of Allah.

Sins and uncleanliness invite the influence of evil spirits and unbelieving jinns. People of a susceptible nature, those who tend to be melancholy, and those who lead a dissipated and undisciplined life are their primary targets. Evil spirits usually reside in places for dumping garbage or other dirty places, public baths, and bathrooms.

Do jinn cause certain illnesses?

Jinn can penetrate a body even deeper than X-rays. They can reach into a being’s veins and the central points of the brain. They seem to be like lasers, which are used in everything from computers to nuclear weaponry, from medicine to communication and police investigations, and to removing obstructions in our veins and arteries. So, when we consider that Satan and all jinn are created from smokeless fire that penetrates deep into the body, like radiation or radioactive energy, we can understand the meaning of the Prophetic Tradition: Satan moves where the blood moves.

Jinn can harm the body and cause physical and psychological illnesses. It might be a good idea for medical authorities to consider whether jinn cause certain types of cancer, since cancer is an unordered and diseased growth in the body that we describe as a kind of cellular anarchy. Maybe some jinn have settled in that part of the body and are destroying its cellular structure.

Although science does not yet accept the existence of invisible beings and restricts itself to the material world, we think it is worth considering the possibility that evil spirits play some part in such mental illnesses as schizophrenia. We constantly hear of cases that those who suffer from mental illness, epilepsy, or even cancer recover by reciting certain prayers. Such cases are serious and significant, and should not be denied or dismissed by attributing them to “suggestion” or “auto-suggestion.” When science breaks the thick shell in which it has confined itself and accepts the existence of the metaphysical realm and the influence of metaphysical forces, it practitioners will be able to remove many obstructions, make far greater advances, and make fewer mistakes.

The Employment Of Jinn In Different Tasks

Today, the doors to the metaphysical worlds are only slightly ajar. We are barely at the beginning of contact with jinn and devils. However, one day we will feel constrained to enter these worlds to solve many of their problems pertaining to this world.

The Qur’an states that Allah bestowed upon the House of Abraham the Scripture, Wisdom, and a mighty kingdom (4:54). This mighty kingdom manifested itself most brilliantly through the Prophets David and Solomon, upon them be peace. Prophet Solomon ruled not only a part of humanity, but also jinn and devils, birds and winds: Allah subdued unto him devils, some of whom dove for pearls and did other work (21:82). Solomon had armies of jinn and birds, and he employed jinn in many jobs: They made for him what he willed: synagogues, fortresses, basins like wells and boilers built into the ground (34:13); and Wind was also subdued to him; its morning course was a month’s journey and the evening course also a month’s journey (34:12). As pointed out earlier, the throne of the Queen of Saba’ was carried from Yemen to Jerusalem in the twinkling of an eye (27:40).

The verses relating to Solomon’s kingdom point to the final limit of humanity’s use of jinn and devils. These also suggest that a day will come when we can use them in many jobs, especially in communication. It is quite probable that they also will be employed in security affairs, mining and metal-work, even in space studies and historical research. Since jinn can live about 1,000 years, they may be useful in establishing historical facts.

Taken from

…So from them (the jinn) are evil corrupt kafirs and with them is the ignorant, and with them is the Sunni, and with them is the shiite, and with them is the soofe. And it has been narrated that a jinn came to Al A’mash (ÇáÃÚãÔ) So Al A’mash gave him permission to eat some food. Then Al A’mash asked him, “Do you have with you something from An Nahl? Meaning the people of desires. The Jinn replied yes. And we find the most evil of them are the raafida.

…so this affair is important; that the Jinn from Ahlus Sunna obtain knowledge in the deen of ALLAH. And the Lord of Might says in His glorious book,

“And say, Oh my Lord increase me in knowledge.”(Chapter TAHA verse 114)

And He says,

“Is he then who knows that what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth like him who is blind? (Chapter Raad verse 19)

So how will the Jinn be able to distinguish between the truth and falsehood if they don’t obtain knowledge in the deen of ALLAH? especially while we are in this dark time period. So acquiring knowledge in the deen of ALLAH is a must.

And surely many from amongst mankind have been deceived by some of the “callers” to ALLAH. So they see a beard dyed with henna, and the thoub is half way up the shin, and the turban is rounded, so they say, “This one is the caller to ALLAH”. And surely you will find from amongst the Jinn these types also.

And I will give you an example from the hizbis from amongst mankind that we have with us and those that change the words from their proper places.

I and Abdul Majid Az Zindani were with the President, (The Sheik means the president of Yemen, Abdullah Salih, may ALLAH preserve him) so I said to the two of them, “I ask you two together to establish a proof that we are too stern”. Because they say that Ahlus Sunna are too stern. So the President was quiet, and that was appreciated from him. So Abdul Majid Az Zindani said, “As for me I have with me (as a proof) your speech (criticizing) the people.” So I said to him, verily the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, said to Mu’adh, “Are you a trouble maker oh Mu’adh”. And he said to Abi Dhar, “Verily you are a person with some traits of ignorance in you”. So the President looked at Abdul Majid Az Zindani, meaning (by his look) “well, what is your response?” And Abdul Majid Az Zindani didn’t have anything else to say except, “Verily that proof has been abrogated.” (Abolished)

And I want these words to be recorded here so that the Scholars of the Muslims, those that defend the hizbis will know how they (the hizbis) rule upon the proofs. Who preceded you oh Abdul Majid and said that this proof has been abrogated?

…And if the Jinn from Ahlus Sunna wish for ALLAH to raise them, then it is upon them to hold firm to the book of ALLAH and to the sunna of the Messenger of ALLAH, peace and blessing be upon him. For verily the Messenger of ALLAH said, “Whoever turns away from my sunna is not from me.” And I am impressed by the words of Sheik Al Islam Ibn Tamiya, may ALLAH have mercy upon him, he said, ALLAH only raises a person according to his level of holding firm to the sunna of the Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him.

…And returning to our advice to our brothers from amongst the Jinn, we advise them to attend the classes of knowledge; and perhaps some people think that they (the Jinn) don’t attend the classes of knowledge. And there was a man there from Sa’da, and a jinn used to come to him to study the Koran; but the jinn was ignorant; and perhaps even a devil. So the jinn used to deceive our companion from Sa’da, so if anyone became sick the jinn would say to him, “You must slaughter a black rooster”. So he would say to the jinn, “That is not permissible.” So the jinn would say, “This sickness is not cured except by slaughtering a black rooster.”

Another person used to study in Riyadh, and a young jinni girl used to come to him to memorize Koran. So she used to sit behind him, and he would give her coffee, so she would take the coffee from him and drink it.

And another person used to study in the circles of knowledge, this particular day before he even realized it there was a voice saying, “Oh Sheik, Oh Sheik”, and those present did not know who was speaking. So the Sheik said, “Yes, what do you want.” So the jinn said, “These companions of yours, who are arriving, are throwing a stick, and it is not hitting anyone except us.”

So the Jinn are not prevented from attending the circles of knowledge. And a brother informed me that he was curing a person who had become possessed, so he (the jinn) said to him, “You are reading upon me, and I am a student of Abi Abdur Rahman Muqbil ibn Haadi Al Waadi. And this brother, the one who was doing the curing is the brother Naasir Al Kareemi; then the jinn said to him, “You used to have a house beneath the mountain”. And this was correct; the brother Naasir used to live beneath the mountain was he was here in Damaj. …

So there is nothing that prevents some of them from being present during the classes, and we say to them welcome. But as for those that cause harm and the devils, “And say “O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones.

“And I seek refuge with Thee O my Lord! Lest they should come near me.” (Chapter 23 verse 98)

But as for the one that is present from the jinn and is well behaved, and benefits and returns and relays (the knowledge) to his people and does not harm his brothers; then it is no problem. (If he attends the lessons) And he studies the knowledge, and works by it, and calls to ALLAH. Because the deen is complete, comprehensive. ALLAH says,

“O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly” (Chapter 2 verse 208)

The Different Types

Book – “The World of the Jinn and Devils”, p. 7

Ibn Abdul Barr said, “The jinn, according to the scholars of the language, are of different types:

If one is mentioning the jinn purely of themselves, the are called jinni.*

If one is mentioning the jinn that live among mankind, they are called aamar whose plural is amaar.

If one is mentioning the ones that antagonize the young, they are called arwaah.

If one is mentioning the evil ones that antagonize humans they are called shaitan for the singular [and shayateen for plural].

If they cause even more harm and become strong, they are called afreet.”**

*Notice the similar sound between jinni and english’s “genie”. TV and other media have twisted the concept of jinn; however, it is interesting to note its origin is from Islam. “I Dream of Jeannie” is a TV show based around a Genie (jinni, plural of jinn). In this show, Jeannie, the genie, frequently was given a request and the requestor never quite got what was requested as she was always creating unintentional mischief. However we understand that the shaitan among the jinn antagonize humans, not that they are kind beings who accidentally mess up on occasion. Those who seek aid (such as asking for favors or making request) from the jinni will find deception and a twisted type of aid that doesn’t really meet the requestor’s original request, but that satisfies the shaytaanic jinn’s desire for evil.

**An Ifrît (strong) from the jinns said: “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.” [The Noble Qur’an 27:39]

Narration – Reported by al-Tahhaawi in Mushkil al-Athaar, 4/95, and by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer, 22/214

Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani said: “The Messenger of Allaah said: ‘The jinn are of three types: a types that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.” [Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu’l-Shaykh reported it with a saheeh isnaad]

The Origin of the Jinn

The jinn are NOT fallen angels. They were created from a smokeless flame of fire. The first recorded jinn to be disobedient is Iblis. Disbelieving, disobedient jinn and humans are known as shayateen (satans).

The Noble Qur’an – Ar-Rahmaan 55.15: He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery. And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire.

The Noble Qur’an – Al-Hijr 15.26-42: And indeed, We created man from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud. And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “I am going to create a man (Adam) from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud. “So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) the soul which I created for him, then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him.” So, the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together. Except Iblîs (Satan), – he refused to be among the prostrators. (Allâh) said: “O Iblîs (Satan)! What is your reason for not being among the prostrators?” [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.” (Allâh) said: “Then, get out from here, for verily, you are Rajîm (an outcast or a cursed one).” [Tafsîr At-Tabarî] “And verily, the curse shall be upon you till the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).” [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected.” Allâh said: “Then, verily, you are of those reprieved, “Till the Day of the time appointed.” [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “O my Lord! Because you misled me, I shall indeed adorn the path of error for them (mankind) on the earth, and I shall mislead them all. “Except Your chosen, (guided) slaves among them.” (Allâh) said: “This is the Way which will lead straight to Me.” “Certainly, you shall have no authority over My slaves, except those who follow you of the Ghâwîn (Mushrikûn and those who go astray, criminals, polytheists, and evil-doers, etc.).

Solomon’s Experience with the Jinn

Allah made all the jinn subservient to the Prophet Sulaimaan (Solomon), a gift from Allah, swt, that will never be granted to another after him.

The Noble Qur’an – Saad 38.35-39: He said: “My Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me: Verily, You are the Bestower.” So, We subjected to him the wind, it blew gently to his order whithersoever he willed, And also the Shayâtin (devils) from the jinns (including) every kind of builder and diver, And also others bound in fetters. [Saying of Allâh to Sulaimân (Solomon)]: “This is Our gift, so spend you or withhold, no account will be asked.”

The Noble Qur’an – Saba’ 34.12-14: And to Solomon (We subjected) the wind, its morning (stride from sunrise till midnoon) was a month’s (journey), and its afternoon (stride from the midday decline of the sun to sunset) was a month’s (journey i.e. in one day he could travel two months’ journey). And We caused a fount of (molten) brass to flow for him, and there were jinns that worked in front of him, by the Leave of his Lord, and whosoever of them turned aside from Our Command, We shall cause him to taste of the torment of the blazing Fire. They worked for him what he desired, (making) high rooms, images, basins as large as reservoirs, and (cooking) cauldrons fixed (in their places). “Work you, O family of Dâwud (David), with thanks!” But few of My slaves are grateful. Then when We decreed death for him [Sulaimân (Solomon)], nothing informed them (jinns) of his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his stick, so when he fell down, the jinns saw clearly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment.

The Noble Qur’an – An-Naml 27.17-19: And there were gathered before Sulaimân (Solomon) his hosts of jinns and men, and birds, and they all were set in battle order (marching forwards). Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: “O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaimân (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not.” So he [Sulaimân (Solomon)] smiled, amused at her speech[] and said: “My Lord! Inspire and bestow upon me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favours which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You, and admit me by Your Mercy among Your righteous slaves.”

Every human has a partner Jinn

Hadith – Sahih Muslim 6757, Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, similar narration 6759 by ‘Aisha, r.a. Allah’s Apostle said: There is none amongst you with whom is not an attache from amongst the jinn (devil). They (the Companions) said: Allah’s Apostle with you too? Thereupon he said: Yes, but Allah helps me against him and so I am safe from his hand and he does not command me but for good.

Distancing Oneself

Fiqh 4.124: Anas reported that the Prophet said, “The barrier between the eyes of the Jinn and the nakedness of the Children of Adam is [created] when a Muslim discards a garment and says, ‘In the name of Allah besides Whom there is no other god’.” (Ibn As-Sinni)

Hadith – Ahmad, an-Nasa’i, Dawud, al-Hakim and al-Baihaqi Qatadah related from ‘Abdullah ibn Sarjas who said, “The Messenger of Allah forbade urination into a hole.” Said Qatadah, “What is disliked about urinating into a hole?” Said he, “It is the residence of the jinn.” [Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn as-Sakin classified it as sahih]

More About the Jinn

Hadith – Sahih Bukhari 4:533, Narrated Jabi bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the Jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house.” Ata said, “The devils.” (instead of the Jinns).

Hadith – Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri : Muhammad ibn AbuYahya said that his father told that he and his companion went to AbuSa’id al-Khudri to pay a sick visit to him. He said: Then we came out from him and met a companion of ours who wanted to go to him. We went ahead and sat in the mosque. He then came back and told us that he heard AbuSa’id al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah said: Some snakes are jinn; so when anyone sees one of them in his house, he should give it a warning three times. If it return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.

Hadith – Al-Muwatta 54.33:…The snake stirred on the end of the spear and the youth fell dead. No one knew which of them died first, the snake or the youth. That was mentioned to the Messenger of Allah said, “There are jinn in Madina who have become muslim. When you see one of them, call out to it for three days. If it appears after that, then kill it, for it is a shaytan.” “‘

Hadith – Muwatta, 49.21:…Shaytan does not open a locked door or untie a tied knot, or uncover a vessel.

Hadith – Tirmidhi #350: Allah’s Messenger said: Don’t cleanse yourself with dung or with bones for that is the food of your brothers from amongst the Jinn. [Transmitted by Tirmidhi, Nasa’i with this exception that he did not make mention of: The Food of your brothers from amongst the jinn.]

The Noble Qur’an – Ar-Rahmaan 55.56: Wherein both will be those (maidens) restraining their glances upon their husbands, whom no man or jinn yatmithhunna (has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse) before them.

Hadith – Abu Dawood 1046, Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib: Ali said on the pulpit in the mosque of Kufah: When Friday comes, the devils go to the markets with their flags, and involve people in their needs and prevent them from the Friday prayer. …

Allah will fill Hell with jinns and men all together

The Noble Qur’an – As-Saaffaat 37.158: And they have invented a kinship between Him and the jinns, but the jinns know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e. they will be brought for accounts).

The Noble Qur’an – Huud 11.119: Except him on whom your Lord has bestowed His Mercy (the follower of truth – Islâmic Monotheism) and for that did He create them. And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled (i.e. His Saying): “Surely, I shall fill Hell with jinns and men all together.”

The Noble Qur’an – Al-An’aam 6.130-131: O you assembly of jinns and mankind! “Did not there come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say: “We bear witness against ourselves.” It was the life of this world that deceived them. And they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. This is because your Lord would not destroy the (populations of) towns for their wrongdoing (i.e. associating others in worship along with Allâh) while their people were unaware (so the Messengers were sent).

The Noble Qur’an – Al-A’raaf 7.179: And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones.


Hadith – Al-Bukhari 7.657, Narrated ‘Aisha, r.a: Some people asked Allah’s Apostle about the foretellers. He said. -They are nothing.” They said, -O Allah’s Apostle! Sometimes they tell us of a thing which turns out to be true.” Allah’s Apostle said, “A Jinn snatches that true word and pours it into the ear of his friend (the foreteller) (as one puts something into a bottle). The foreteller then mixes with that word one hundred lies.”

Muslim Jinn

The Noble Qur’an – Az-Zaariyaat 51.56: And I (Allâh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).

Hadith – Tirmidhi #861, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah, Tirmidhi reported and said: This is a gharib hadith. Allah’s Messenger came out to his companions and recited Surah ar-Rahman (55) from the beginning to the end, but they remained silent. Thereupon he said: I recited this before the Jinn on the night of Jinn, and their response was better than that of yours. When I came to these words: `Then which of the favours of your Lord do you deny?’ They said: Our Lord, there is nothing that we deny of Thy favour; to Thee is praise due.

The Noble Qur’an – Al-Jinn 72.1-14: Say (O Muhammad): “It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of jinns listened (to this Qur’ân). They said: ‘Verily! We have heard a wonderful Recital (this Qur’ân)! ‘It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allâh). ‘And exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife, nor a son (or offspring or children). ‘And that the foolish among us [i.e. Iblîs (Satan) or the polytheists amongst the jinns] used to utter against Allâh that which was wrong and not right. ‘And verily, we thought that men and jinns would not utter a lie against Allâh. ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief. ‘And they thought as you thought, that Allâh will not send any Messenger (to mankind or jinns). ‘And we have sought to reach the heaven; but found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires. ‘And verily, we used to sit there in stations, to (steal) a hearing, but any who listens now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush. ‘And we know not whether evil is intended for those on earth, or whether their Lord intends for them a Right Path. ‘There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups each having a different way (religious sect, etc.). ‘And we think that we cannot escape (from the punishment of) Allâh in the earth, nor can we escape (from the punishment) by flight. ‘And indeed when we heard the Guidance (this Qur’ân), we believed therein (Islâmic Monotheism), and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in punishment for his sins. ‘And of us some are Muslims (who have submitted to Allâh, after listening to this Qur’ân), and of us some are Al-Qâsitûn (disbelievers those who have deviated from the Right Path)’. And whosoever has embraced Islâm (i.e. has become a Muslim by submitting to Allâh), then such have sought the Right Path.”


The shaytaan can be human or jinn…

The Noble Qur’an – Al-An’aam 6.112: And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayâtin (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications.

Know your enemy…

The Noble Qur’an – Faatir 35.6: Surely, Shaitân (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy. He only invites his Hizb (followers) that they may become the dwellers of the blazing Fire.

The Noble Qur’an – Az-Zukhruf 43.62: And let not Shaitân (Satan) hinder you (from the right religion, i.e. Islâmic Monotheism), Verily, he (Satan) to you is a plain enemy.

Shaitaan tells you to fear people instead of Allah, swt…

The Noble Qur’an – Az-Zukhruf 43.62: It is only Shaitân (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliyâ’ [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger, Muhammad)], so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.

The jinn’s power is to Whisper/Deceive

The Noble Qur’an – An-Naas 114.1-6: Say: “I seek refuge with (Allâh) the Lord of mankind, “The King of mankind, “The Ilâh (God) of mankind, “From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one’s heart after one remembers Allâh), “Who whispers in the breasts of mankind, “Of jinns and men.”

The Noble Qur’an – Al-An’aam 6.128: And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): “O you assembly of jinns! Many did you mislead of men,” …

The Noble Qur’an – Al-’Anaam 6.112: And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayâtin (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception)….

The Noble Qur’an – An-Nahl 16.99-100: Verily! He has no power over those who believe and put their trust only in their Lord (Allâh).

His power is only over those who obey and follow him (Satan), and those who join partners with Him (Allâh) [i.e. those who are Mushrikûn – polytheists – see Verse 6:121].

The Noble Qur’an – Ibrahiim 14.22: And Shaitân (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: “Verily, Allâh promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allâh (by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).”

Supplication for one afflicted by whisperings in prayer or recitation…

Hadith – Sahih Muslim 5463, Narrated Uthman ibn Abul’As, r.a. Uthman came to Allah’s Messenger and said: Allah’s Messenger, the Satan intervenes between me and my prayer and my reciting of the Qur’an and he confounds me. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger said: That is (the doing of the Satan) who is known as Khinzab, and when you perceive its effect, seek refuge with Allah from it and spit* three times to your left. I did that and Allah dispelled that from me.

* this is a dry spit in the air

Seeking refuge IN the Jinn

The Noble Qur’an – Al-Jinn 72.6-7: ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief. ‘And they thought as you thought, that Allâh will not send any Messenger (to mankind or jinns).

The Noble Qur’an – Ibrahiim 14.22: And Shaitân (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: “Verily, Allâh promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allâh (by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).”

The Noble Qur’an – Al-An’aam 6.100-102: Yet, they join the jinns as partners in worship with Allâh, though He has created them (the jinns), and they attribute falsely without knowledge sons and daughters to Him. Be He Glorified and Exalted above (all) that they attribute to Him. 01. He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. . Such is Allâh, your Lord! Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakîl (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.

The Noble Qur’an – Al-An’aam 6.128: And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): “O you assembly of jinns! Many did you mislead of men,” and their Auliyâ’ (friends and helpers, etc.) amongst men will say: “Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us.” He will say: “The Fire be your dwellingplace, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allâh may will. Certainly your Lord is AllWise, AllKnowing.”

Seeking refuge FROM the Evil Jinn

Say ” ‘audhu billah” (I seek refuge in Allah) and other dhikr (remembrance of Allah, swt) when the evil whisper of Shaitaan comes upon you, such as:

When becoming angry,

Having confusing or disobedient thoughts,

When approached by arrogants who dispute the Truth of the ayats of Allah, swt,

When about to recite Qur’an,

Or when in any situation that Quran and Sunnah teaches you is a result of the shaitaan.

The Noble Qur’an – Fussilat 41.36: And if an evil whisper from Shaitân (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad SAW) (from doing good, etc.), then seek refuge in Allâh. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.

The Noble Qur’an – Al-A’raaf 7.200-201: And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaitân (Satan) then seek refuge with Allâh. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower. Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2), when an evil thought comes to them from Shaitân (Satan), they remember (Allâh), and (indeed) they then see (aright).

The Noble Qur’an – Ghaafir 40.56: Verily, those who dispute about the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, without any authority having come to them, there is nothing else in their breasts except pride [to accept you (Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger of Allâh and to obey you]. They will never have it (i.e. Prophethood which Allâh has bestowed upon you). So seek refuge in Allâh (O Muhammad SAW from the arrogants). Verily, it is He Who is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.

The Noble Qur’an – An-Nahl 16.98: So when you want to recite the Qur’ân, seek refuge with Allâh from Shaitân (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one).

Hadith – Al-Muwatta 51.10: Yahya related to me from Malik that Yahya ibn Said said, “When the Messenger of Allah was taken on the Night Journey, he saw an evil jinn seeking him with a torch of fire. Whenever the Messenger of Allah turned, he saw him. Jibril said to him, ‘Shall I teach you some words to say? When you say them, his torch will be put out and will fall from him.’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Yes, indeed.’ Jibril said, ‘Say, ‘I seek refuge with the Noble Face of Allah and with the complete words of Allah which neither the good person nor the corrupt can exceed, from the evil of what descends from the sky and the evil of what ascends in it, and from the evil of what is created in the earth and the evil of what comes out of it, and from the trials of the night and day, and from the visitations of the night and day, except for one that knocks with good, O Merciful!” “‘

Audhu bi wajhi’llahi’ l-karim wa bi kalimati’llahi’t-tammati. Allati la yujawazu hunna barra wa la fajir, min sharri ma yanzil min as-sama, wa sharri ma yaruju fiha, wa sham ma dhara’ fi’l-ard, wa sharri ma yakhruju minha, wa min fitani’l-layli wa’n-nahar, wa min tawariqi’l-layli wa’n-nahar illa tariqan yatruq bikhayr ya Rahman!

Say Bismillah and then the du’a below before entering the toilet area…

Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi 358, Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib: Allah’s Messenger said: The screen between the eyes of Jinn and the private parts of the sons of Adam as one of them enters the privy is that he should say: In the name of Allah. [This hadith has been transmitted by Tirmidhi and he said: It is a gharib hadith and its isnad is not sound.]

[Bismillahi] Allahumma inna ‘audhu bika minal khubthi wal khabaa’ith.

[By the Name of Allah]. Oh Allah, I seek protection in You from unclean spirits, male and female. [Abu Dawud 4/264, Ahmad 2/389]

The ayat “Al-Kursi” (2:255) is well-known as a means for repelling mischievious jinn…

The Noble Qur’an – Al-Baqara 2.255: Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever, Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great (Ayat-ul-Kursi).

Hadith – Tirmidhi #2173, Narrated Jubayr ibn Nufayr [Darimi transmitted it in mursal form]. Allah’s Messenger said, “Allah finished Surat al-Baqarah with two verses which I have been given from His treasure which is under the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your womenfolk, for they are a blessing, a means of a approach (to Allah) and a supplication.”

Ibn Taimiya, Majmu, vol. 19, p. 55: “The numerous people who have experienced these events all confirm the amazing effectiveness of this verse in warding off jinn and breaking their spells. It [editor’s note: ayat al-Kursi] has a great effect in repelling devils from humans, from the possessed and from those picked out by jinn, such as wrongdoers, people with bad tempers, those who follow their desires and lusts, musicians and those who become ecstatic through whistling and clapping. If these verses are read over them with sincerity to Allah, the jinn will leave. It will put an end to the mirages created by the jinn. It will also disclose the falseness of those, the brothers of the jinn, who perform miraculous acts. The jinn inspire their devotees with some knowledge that the ignorant think are miracles that Allah grants His pious servants. In fact, they are simply Shaytaan’s acts of deception over his devotees, of those whom have earned Allah’s wrath and those who have gone astray.”

Hadith – Tirmidhi #2145, Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir: Allah’s Messenger said, “Two thousand years before creating the heavens and the Earth, Allah inscribed a book of which He sent down two verses with which He concluded surat al-Baqarah. The Devil will not come near a house in which they are recited three nights.” [Tirmidhi and Darimi transmitted it, Tirmidhi saying this is a gharib tradition.]

Make du’a (supplication) such as the following:

The Noble Qur’an – Al-Baqarah 2.286: Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

Recite Surahs Al-Falaq (Chapter 113) and An-Nas (Chapter 114)..

Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi 1019, Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: The Prophet used to seek protection against the Jinn and the evil eye till surahs al-Falaq and an-Nas were revealed. After they were revealed he stuck to them and discarded everything beside them. [Transmitted by Tirmidhi]

Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi 4563, Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: Allah’s Messenger used to seek refuge in Allah from jinn and the evil eye in men till the Mu’awwidhatan came down, after which he made use of them and abandoned everything else. [Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it, Tirmidhi saying this is a hasan gharib tradition]

Action Items for the Muttaqun:

Recite the complete surah of al-Baqarah in your house.

Learn ayat-Al-Kursi and recite it frequently.

Learn the du’a in Qur’an 2:286.

Do not urinate in a hole.

Say Bismillah when changing clothes.

Seek refuge in Allah, swt, when approached by the evil whispers of Shaitaan.

Leave alone the shaitaan with their fabrications.

Do not fear the jinn, only Allah, swt. Know that jinn can be Muslim or shaitaan and male or female. Know that the shaitaan can come to you as human or jinn.


Shaykh Fawzee Al Atharee

Translated By Aboo Hakeem – Spubs

Because the shuyookh (scholars) see this as being an issue that is widespread amongst the Muslims, they’ve decided to have this session solely for the discussion of this topic. So, for that purpose, In Shaa Allaah this session will be concerning the Jinn, Jinn Possession, Ar Ruqyah, and affairs related to that.

Shaykh Fawzee said, “This sickness is like other than it from the sicknesses amongst you. It is an affair that’s a must to be cured. It is a must that a person afflicted by it be cured, just as a person who had a physical sickness, a normal sickness, he’d go to the doctor. He’d have himself examined. He’d fine out what the best cure for himself would be. Likewise, in regards to this type of sickness, it too requires that a person be examined and given the correct cure.”

“It is possible, just as the sickness affected the body, it may weaken the body so much so that the person is not able to perform acts of worship. Likewise, this sickness of the person afflicted by the Jinn, it’s a sickness that is harmful to the body. It is possible that that sickness, just like a normal sickness, may affect and be of the sicknesses which are widespread, contaminant, and can spread to other than the person initially afflicted by it. He ends up afflicting the rest of his family because of the fact that he doesn’t receive that cure of that thing, and it spreads in and amongst his family. In that way, no doubt harm is obtained, or will come from that sickness, therefore it is a must that the sickness is cured.”

“We’ve found some people not liking that we discuss and deal with this issue, or not like that the person afflicted by that – that he is cured. It’s possible that the person may remain silent about this affair, knowing that it’s present for whatever reason. In actuality, he should deal with that affliction and get it cured as Allah said, “Ask the people of the reminder if you do not know.”

“So, the origin is that a person should go to a doctor and seek for himself to be examined. If there’s nothing that can be found by way of general medicine, and a general doctor, and there’s nothing after that that can be found then, indeed the affair should be returned back to the people of knowledge. As the Messenger (peace be upon him) has informed us, “There’s no sickness, except that sickness has with it a cure.”

“Indeed, this was an illness that was present amongst the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them all). From them were those who were affected, and cured by way of the Qur-aan. This is referring to the narration: A woman came to the Messenger (peace be upon him) and she had her son with her. She sought from the Messenger that he should read upon her son because the Jinn afflicted him. So we see that this was something found present in and amongst some of the Sahaabah, and they used to seek a cure from this affair. Likewise, in this time, this is something widespread, and it has a cure and In Shaa Allaah we’re going to speak concerning that cure.”

The Shaykh said, “This issue of a person being affected by the Jinn is a natural affair. So, why should a person be shy in dealing with this affair, or shy away from it in regards to dealing with it, mentioning it to his relatives, and other than them who are near to him? Just like any other sickness, like the sickness of a fever, or other than that from the sicknesses, a person would mention that he had such and such sickness and he would deal with that sickness. We find that many of the people leave this affair and they do not mention this sickness and this affair even though they know that it is present.”

“From the cures in that regard, first and foremost, he clings to the Kitaab (Al Qur-aan) and the Sunnah. It is upon him to study At Tawheed. Indeed, the issue of studying Tawheed, we’ve found that it is something that affects the Jinn. It harms the Jinn. Indeed the Jinn are affected by the study of Tawheed, and we’ve seen this in actuality. A person who’s affected by the Jinn, he’s not able to be tranquil in the lessons of Tawheed. He’s not able to be serene in those lessons. Likewise, we’ve found this in some of the women. In the lessons of Tawheed, the women who were affected, they’re unable to be tranquil and serene.

It is possible that the Jinn will leave a person just by him studying Tawheed. Therefore, it is upon the individuals affected by this, that they cling to the study of Tawheed. Indeed the Jinn are individuals who do not like ‘ilm. They do not like knowledge because knowledge is something which is light! The Jinn are not settled in the body of the individual who seeks ‘ilm. He’s not settled. Rather he’s in a state of i’tiraab (being unsettled) in the night and day (their night).”

“For the person who’s affected by the Jinn, that which is upon him is the study of Tawheed, and that he studies the other sciences. It is upon him that he cures himself first, before other people cure him, and this is by him making a lot of adhkaar (dhikr pl.), and the different forms of dhikr that have occurred in the Book and Sunnah, especially those adhkaar that come at the end of each Salaat. So, a person fortifies himself, for instance, reciting Sooratul Falaq, and Naas, and those du’aa that have occurred in the Sunnah, and the statements of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him), “I seek refuge in the complete perfect Words of Allaah, from the evil that HE has created,” three times in the morning and three in the evening.”

“Likewise, the recitation of Aayaatul Kursee (2/255): The Messenger (peace be upon him) used to constantly recite Aayaatul Kursee. If this was the case with the Messenger (peace be upon him), than what is the case with other than him? It is upon you to protect yourself and your family with the likes of this recitation. Likewise, with the recitation of the Qur-aan, and that a person listens to the Qur-aan in his house, and car. A person does not go to those individual who utilizes the Jinn to cure the Jinn. He does not go to the magician. He goes to the individual who cures the Jinn upon the way of the Sunnah, and that they recite upon the way of the Sunnah. They do not cure the Jinn by way of utilizing the Jinn. It’s possible that a person may have a Jinn with him, and he’s not affected by the one’s who use magic to cure the Jinn. So it’s upon that person to seek the cure from one who cures by way of the Kitaab and Sunnah.”

“The Shaykh went on the mention that this affair of the Jinn, it is possible that he may leave the body of that individual by way of qiraa-a (recitation of the Qur-aan). It may leave by way of a person being constant in reciting the different adhkaar, different forms of remembrance upon himself. It is possible just by way of him doing that the Jinn may leave him without anybody reciting over him. Therefore a person afflicted by it should understand that he has to be patient, and know that his reward is with Allaah, just like the woman who was afflicted with epilepsy at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and she used to have fits, as it occurred in the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him). She used to have those fits and she remained in that state until she died. So, it is possible that Allaah may test a servant with that, and it doesn’t leave him, it remains with him by way of a test for him. His reward will be with Allaah. Allaah may test a servant for more than one reason. Allaah may test a servant with the Jinn, for instance, for him being distant from Allaah. So, Allaah tests him by allowing him to be afflicted by way of the Jinn.”

“With the exiting of the Jinn, we have found that many individuals who once had a Jinn with them, after the recitation and the like, after being cured and the Jinn leaving them, they’ve became from amongst the strongest of the tulaabul ‘ilm (students of knowledge). Therefore a person needs to be strong upon making the qiraa-a, and know that the ajar (reward) for reciting the Qur-aan is with Allah.”

The Shaykh continued by saying, “The philosophers reject this affair, and its something which is a trial, a test for a person. It’s possible that it may be by way of a punishment for a person, just as Allaah has said, “And whoever stays away from the remembrance of Ar Rahmaan, then HE will make for him a shaytaan (devil), and he will be a partner for him.”

“So know, that this issue of the Jinn entering mankind, it is possible that the Jinn may enter a person at a time when he is heedless of Allaah. The majority of the time that a Jinn enters a person is when a person experiences extreme fear, or is extremely heedless, or sometimes from extreme joy. It is possible that Jinn may enter out of Ishq (extreme love) that it has for an individual. So it is possible that a male Jinn has seen someone from the females of the human beings and liked something from that individual so entered. And vice versa, a woman from the Jinn may have seen a human being and entered because of something that it loved from that individual.”

Some people – the Jinn enter into them because of that fact that the person constantly frightens himself concerning them. Or, he convinces himself that he has a Jinn and he doesn’t have anything. It is possible for instance, when a person is in a dark room, and he imagines that he saw something move and he believes it to be a Jinn. Or, he sees something fall upon the floor, something that is regular, but he believes it to be something from the Jinn. This may occur as the Shaykh mentioned because of the people imagining that they’ve seen something that is not in actuality. It is a must that a person is certain that that which they’ve seen, and that which they’re fearing is most definitely something from the Jinn so that the person doesn’t address himself with something that doesn’t really exist.”

There’s something that is known as a sickness connected to the blood of a person that has an affect on his brain. A person may believe he has Jinn, when actuality he has a sickness that connected to his blood. Or, there’s a possibility that that sickness may lead to the brain and make him speak strangely, or do strange things making the people or himself believe that he has a jinn, when in actuality it is a physical sickness that leads him to acting that way. Therefore it is a must that a person is certain that a Jinn is present, and not some sort of sickness that is a physical sickness.”

So, if it a person is certain that he’s sick, then it is upon him to recite upon himself with firm will and firm intent when he does so, so that he may remove that sickness. If after doing so, he finds that there’s nothing wrong with him, he should go and have himself examined at the hospital by way of the doctor.”

There are some people whom the Shaykh wanted to draw our intention to that utilizes the issue of Ar Ruqyah for the purpose of making money. It’s possible that these people are happy, or happier when a person is afflicted, and affected by this sickness than when the people are free of it, and the people are in good body, mind, and health. It is possible that we’ll find from the people who utilize Ar Ruqyah and make trade, and money from it – we find them holding tight to the arteries of a person until that person possibly passes away, passes out and becomes unconscious because of the manner in which he’s holding on to the arteries of that person (the jugular vein). So, the person believes that he has a Jinn, – in actuality it happens because of the fact that the person held on tightly to the jugular vein.”

The person who does this and removes the jinn, he knows and has it firm in his heart, that this Ruqyah is an ebaadah from the Ebaadaat (a worship from the acts of worship) and it’s something that he’s using it to draw closer to Allaah and not that he utilizes it to earn money. It’s possible that he may utilize it likewise, or they may be in that something from da’wah for the people who’s receiving that recitation. So, maybe he can advise them against listening to music, singing, and different types of evil deeds that a person may be upon.”

You’ll find that the people who are receiving that recitation, they’ll accept that statements of the person. And likewise, he (the Shaykh) mentioned that there are people from the Christians, the Jews and from amongst the Soofiyyah who are themselves magicians and claim to cure from the Jinn. So, they themselves possibly send out Jinns in order to afflict, and affect the people, so that the people would come to them. They’d cure those people of the Jinns that they themselves sent out. Therefore, it is something that a person should understand is another form from the forms of the conflict between the Awliyaa of Ar Rahmaan (the allies of Allaah) and the Awliyaa of Ash Shaytaan.”

Shaykh Fawzee continued by saying, “The sins, generally by committing them it is possible that they make it easy for the Jinn to enter the body of mankind. So, it comes to the stage of the individual that he’s so immersed in sin that he forgets the remembrance of Allaah, and he doesn’t remember HIM except a little. It is possible that he leaves the recitation of the Qur-aan, and it is possible that some of them leave the Salaat. For that reason we’ve found that the vast majority of those people who are affected by the Jinn they’re sinful individuals, they’re ‘usaat (sinners). Certainly it has occurred that some people who’re upon their religion, and practicing it, are affected by the Jinn but we’ve found that to be little.”

So, indeed the Messenger (peace be upon him) someone worked magic upon him. But, those who’re affected by the Jinn and are firm upon their religion are very, very few. The vast majority who’re affected are those who are sinful individuals.

So, the person who is affected, as we’ve mentioned it is for him to turn to the Ebaadah in its different forms, and to return to the qiraa-a of the Qur-aan, the performance of Salaat, return to ‘ilm, return to Tawheed as was mentioned, and that the person leaves alone the sins.

The Categories Of Jinn Are 3

As relates to a question, Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) mentions that Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (rahimahullah) said, “From the Jinn are those Jinn who enter mankind just because they (the Jinn) are mischievous. They like to play around. He has free time, so he decides that he’s going to be mischievous with someone from amongst mankind, thus he enters him.”

From the Jinn are those who enter mankind because of ‘Ishq, or passionate love that they have for the human being. As for the one who enters because he’s playing, it is easy to remove him. As for the second type, it is certainly harder to remove it although Allaah has ability over everything.

As for the third type, it is the type of Jinn that enters because of adaawah (animosity). The human being did something unknowingly to that Jinn, so out of adaawah he enters him.

Q. Many of the brothers like to train and do physical exercise, and martial arts of the Orients. Is it permissible to study the philosophy of these people, like the Buddhists, the Taoists and their like if it is known that these people claim to do amazing things with the mind, body and strength? Is it a physical reality or do the Jinn aid them? Jazaakumullaahu khairaan.

A. Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) replied by saying, “As for referring to it as philosophy, it is something that is new to me. The origin is that these types of sports, exercises and such things in regards to their origin and ruling are permissible, like weight training and other than that. If a person intended by way of that the disobedience to Allaah, then obviously this is not permissible. As for the fact that these sports came from the Kuffaar, then this is not something that is a major concern to us, the main thing is that there is no opposition in that to the Sharee’ah, or in it is the wasting of time. We find, for instance a person spends the whole of his life just servicing his body, just like the person who has a sword, he spends his life servicing his sword, shining and polishing it, but he doesn’t fight with his sword.”

“Likewise, it doesn’t have anything in it that oppose the Sharee’ah like exposing his ‘awrah (private parts), or that he lives and dies for his club. As long as none of those affairs are present, then the performance of these arts are permissible, especially if a person wanted to perform them with the purpose of that which draws him closer to Allaah, and strengthens himself for Allaah, then this is something which is permissible.”

“As for it being connected to the Jinn, this is not something that is correct, in fact it is something that is incorrect, and Allaah has taught mankind that which they did not know. This is something that returns back to experience of those individuals, their own training and it doesn’t have a connection with the Jinn.”

“Generally, the issue of utilizing the Jinn in regards to these arts are something that returns back to the individual himself. It is possible that a person may involve himself in those arts and may utilize something from the Jinn, but that doesn’t necessitate that the art itself has its basis in the Jinn; just as we find some people are able to perform certain feats, jumps and the like but it returns back to the physical ability of that person.”

“If it is established that a person actually uses the Jinn in those arts, this is not permissible. Just as we find that some of the people are able to move objects with the mind, or for instance; carry themselves from one place to another like Baitul Maqdi by way of the Jinn. If a person uses that, then it would return back to the art, Wallaahu A’lam.”

Shaykh Fawzee (hafidhahullah) said, “Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (rahimahullah) there are examples of people who’re carried by the Jinn and use them for their own purpose. Some of them were carried by the Jinn and passed by the Miqaat in Hajj and allowed them to land in front of the Kaâ’bah. This is something that Ibn Taymeeyah said the Jinns are able to do with the human beings.”

Q. Is it permissible for a Muslim to cure a non-Muslim affected by the Jinn? What are the circumstances? Jazaakumullaahu khairaan.

A. This is something that is permissible if the person is a male or female from amongst the disbelievers. What is the upon the person who’s doing that cure to call him to Islaam, perhaps Allaah will make him a Muslim by way of that person. So, it is possible that he may cure him. We’ve found that this happened to some of our brothers back home. They gave cure to some people from amongst the Kuffaar and those individuals became Muslim after receiving that cure. It is permissible, but call that person to Islaam.

Q. Are there any texts describing what the Jinn actually look like?

A. Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) said concerning the question, “As for right now I don’t know of any clear proof that explains that concerning their characteristics and what they look like exactly. But, we find that the Qur-aan has described to us something to make us understand what they look like, and they are ugly beings. When Allaah said concerning the Tree of Zaqqum, HE said that its fruits are as though they are the heads of shayaateen (devils), which indicates that they have ugly faces, and are ugly beings. Anything other than that by way of text, then nothing else comes to me concerning that and if Shaykh Fawzee knows anything, then perhaps he could benefit us by way of it.”

Shaykh Fawzee (hafidhahullah) said, “Concerning their form, then indeed as Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez mentioned, their forms are ugly forms just as was mentioned in the Qur-aan. So, we’ve found that we’ve read on some people that have with them this matter and their faces have come out of those people, and they have ugly faces. We’ve seen the change in their eyes and the change in their faces, which indicates that they’re very ugly, and that is as it relates to the shayaateen, the evil Jinn. As for a proof concerning the normal Jinn, then I don’t know of a proof describing their natural form. There are some people that we’ve seen from those whom we’ve recited upon; they have the form of mankind. Its possible that they have a beautiful form of an individual from amongst the humans.”

“On one occasion, we recited Ar Ruqyah on someone that had a female Jinn in him. When she came out, we found that her face was very beautiful. The person performing the cure said that we have not seen the like of her in beauty. It is possible that a person recites over someone and sees something very ugly. Some of the people, we’ve recited over them and their face changed from a normal face, to the face of a Jinn, but the face of the Jinn was a normal face like someone from amongst mankind “not an ugly face, neither was it a beautiful face, it was a normal face from amongst mankind. So, the face of that person changed from his normal face and became the face of someone else, but it was a regular face, not an ugly face, nor a very beautiful face.”

“Sometimes that Jinn take on the form of a scorpion, or snakes. From them are Jinn that remain present all the time in one place, and from them are those Jinns who travel from place to place, so indeed the Jinns take on different shapes and forms.”

Q. What they the characteristics of the one who performs the exorcism?

A. Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez said, “The Raaqee (person who performs the Ruqyah), it is a must that he is not a person who has made Ar Ruqyah a means of obtaining wealth, rather he does it seeking the Face of Allaah. Na’am, it is possible that some of the people have with them the ability to cure. Sick people are constantly brought to them, so they’re performing Ruqyah, being busy away from everything else. For this type of person, it is permissible for him to take something to make living easy for him, but not more than that which allows him to live, as it has occurred in the hadeeth of Abee Saâ’eed (rahimahullah), he performed Ar Ruqyah and was given something for it. We have seen some of the people perform Ar Ruqyah and take by way of it take a great amount of wealth and become very rich.”

It is upon the person who performs Ar Ruqyah to be strong in his Tawheed and ‘Aqeedah, not afraid and they must be firm. It is possible that if he performs Ar Ruqyah and the Jinn appears, that it may see something from weakness in him, thus enters him. Just like the person who stands to fight with a sword, he is not a fighter. So, a person therefore is strong in his ‘Aqeedah and Tawheed and he doesn’t fear the presence of the Jinn and he’s firm upon his religion.”

“Likewise, from his characteristics is that he doesn’t speak a lot to the Jinn if it begins to speak to him because the Jinn knows that that speech is easier upon him than the recitation of the Qur-aan. So, when the Jinn speaks, the best thing for that person to do is to busy himself by reciting the Qur-aan in order to weaken the Jinn by it. This is because we find some people speaking to the Jinn as though he is a journalist interviewing the Jinn. This is something that should be stayed away from. Rather, the person should busy himself with reciting the Qur-aan upon the individual, and do not be fooled by the Jinn who wants the person to speak so that he may stop reciting the Qur-aan.” “If a person is making Ruqyah upon a woman, the woman observes her full hijaab, and she has with her a mahram from those who are related to her from her mahareem. The person doesn’t hold on to her, he doesn’t hold on to her neck, or parts of her body. The person should fear Allaah with his gaze and he should not look at the woman or the sister who’s being exorcised. This is because, it may occur something from zinaa of the qalb (heart), and the person may be swayed in his performance of the Ruqyah.”


The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab [1]:يا عمر بن الخطاب ما سلكت طريقاً ولا دخلتفجاً شعبا إلا سلك شيطان طريقاً وشعبا غير الذي سلكت So the shayateen – the jinn, they are scared of the Believers, but they have a sense, they can feel the fear and fright of mankind. So if you become scared of jinns, they become brave and they start scaring you.So what you need to do is what Allaah تعالى says – I am not bringing this from my mind but from what Allaah تعالى says and from my experience Allaah تعالى says:

ذَلِكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوْلِيَاءهُ فَلاَ تَخَافُوهُمْ وَخَافُونِ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ {It is only Shaitân (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliyâ’ [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger, Muhammad)]; so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.} [Aal-‘Imraan 3:175]

So if you are a real Believer do not get scared of the Shayateen.

Regarding incense this is not true – this is commonly known by the Sufis. The Sufis say that the shayateen run away from the bukhoor, the incense, but it’s not true. The angels like any good smell whereas the shayateen doesn’t like good smells, rather they like bad smells. That’s why they whisper for one not to take a shower and they whisper for one not to clean up and that’s why when the kuffar go to the toilet – when they urinate or pass stool, they clean with paper only and they don’t clean well that’s why the shayateen control them.

Allaah تعالى says to the Prophet

صلى الله عليه وسلم: أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ تَؤُزُّهُمْ أَزًّا{See you not that We have sent the Shayâtîn (devils) against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.} [Maryam 19:83]

And that’s why Yaa Ikhwaan we need to always be clean and that’s why the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم encouraged us always have wudū’ and to use perfume.The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: حبب لي من دنياكم النساءوالطيب It was made more beloved to me from your life the woman (the wife) and perfume. [2]

So it is good use perfume and incense, but don’t think that the shayateen will run away and the angels will come.

It’s true that the shayateen do not like good smells and the angels like the good smells; but at the same time don’t let this idea captivate your mind.

I say this because some people will be captivated by this idea, then one day they will forget to perfume and then they will then thinking “O Shaytaan is here, Shaytaan is there, jinn is here and jinn is there” and if anyone whistles or anyone says something, (they say) “O that’s Shaytaan” – this is bad.But what can turn Shayateen away? Akhi, remembrance of Allaah, remembrance of Allaah can turn Shaytaan away.

Allaah تعالى says:

الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُم إِيمَانًا {… when Allâh is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur’ân) are recited unto them, they (i.e.the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone) …} [Al-Anfal 8:2]

And the other ayah:

ألا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ {Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest.} [Ar-Ra’d 13:28]

So do a lot of remembrance (adhkaar), the remembrance of the morning and evening, for entering the house, exiting the house, entering the toilet, exiting the toilet, entering the mosque, exiting the mosque, going into your car etc. You take all the remembrances that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم taught us.

So Inshaa Allaah you will be protected.

And when you get to the house, it’s not true that a house that is abandoned for a while is captured (occupied) by the shayateen.

No, the shayateen are everywhere – they are in every house, they are with everyone.

Allaah تعالى says that everyone has a Qareen as in Surah Qaaf:

قَالَ قَرِينُهُ {His companion (Satan/devil) will say…} [Qaaf 50:27]

So everyone has a qareen accompanying him from the jinn. So, how can you be protected from that?

You can be protected by continuous remembrance – by continuously being with Allaah (having Him in your thoughts) all the time.

قُلْ إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ{Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Verily, my Salât (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allâh, the Lord of the ‘Âlamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).} [Al-An’aam 6:162]

So you live for Allaah and Allaah will protect you.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُدَافِعُ عَنِ الَّذِينَآمَنُوا{Truly, Allâh defends those who believe.} [Al-Hajj 22:38]

And in the hadeeth Qudsi: [3]ولا يزال عبدي يتقرب إلي بالنوافل حتى أحبهفإذا أحببته كنت سمعه الذي يسمع به وبصره الذي يبصر به ويده التي يبطش بها ورجلهالتي يمشي بهاولئن سألني لأعطينه وإن استعاذنيلأعيذنهHere Allaah تعالى is telling you that as much remembrance, worship and optional worship you do for Him, He will protect your eyes, your ears, your hands and your legs.

That means you are surrounded by protection from Allaah تعالى and Allaah تعالى will send the angels around you.

But when you go to a house whether it is an abandoned house or it is your house or it is someone’s house – even if it is your house whether empty or occupied, what you should do is say as-Salaam:

لا تَدْخُلُوا بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّىتَسْتَأْنِسُوا وَتُسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَهْلِهَا{O you who believe! Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them.}[An-Nur 24:27]

And in the other ayah:

فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُمْ بُيُوتًا فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أنْفُسِكُمْتَحِيَّةً مِنْ عِنْدِ اللهِ{But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allâh (i.e.say: السلام عليكم) As-Salâmu ‘Alaikum – peace be on you)}[An-Nur 24:61]

So even if it is unoccupied you say Assalaamu ‘Alaikum yourself as Allaah تعالى guides you.

By doing that, there will be no shayateen because as in the hadith the shayateen will stand by the door, when the person comes they listen, if he says Assalaamu ‘Alaikum – if he remembers Allaah the head Shaytaan will say ‘go back, go back you have no place here.’ But when you come into the house silent or saying any words other than the remembrance, He says ‘Ok come here you have a place to sleep you have food come, come’ and they come into your house. [4] This is the way you protect yourself from the shayateen, it is not related to the bukhoor or this or that – that is from Sufism. Wallaahu A’lam.


[1] Reference Pending

[2] Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله says Saheeh in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (#3124) with the following wording:

[حبب إلي من دنياكم النساء والطيبوجعلت قرة عيني فيالصلاة[3] Reported as part of a longer hadith in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-Riqaaq (#6137) with the following wording:وما يزال عبدي يتقرب إلي بالنوافل حتى أحبه، فإذا أحببته: كنتسمعه الذي يسمع به، وبصره الذي يبصر به، ويده التي يبطش بها، ورجله التي يمشي بها،وإن سألني لأعطينَّه، ولئن استعاذني لأعيذنَّه

[4]Reported with the following wording in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab Salaahtit-Taraaweeh (#1906) as part of a longer hadeeth.نعم البدعة هذه، والتي ينامون عنها أفضل من التي يقومونImaam Ahmad Bin Hanbal [Rahmahullah] Said: “Allah showers His Mercy upon the worshipper who approaches prayer in a state of humility and meekness towards Allah, in fear and supplicating Him with desire (for His Pleasure), and in hope (of His Mercy), making Salah to his Rabb, his most important consideration, dedicating his whispered utterances to Him and his back straight in his qiyam and his ruku.. and his sujud, poring out his heart and his feelings and struggling to perfect his acts of worship, for he knows not whether he will perform another prayer after it, or whether he will be overtaken (by death) before he can perform Salah again.”

  1. Many poor and violent dreams.
  2. The person feels like someone in his bed but he sees nothing.
  3. The person feels that his desire something larger.
  4. The person feels as if his dream was real community and wake up very tired.
  5. The person just smells perfume.
  6. Panting in your ear when you hear in bed when no one is.
  7. Often feel that someone on your genitals while sitting in one around.
  8. This person has no desire to marry, and has many excuses sure.
  9. If a married person, then he has no sense of intercourse (which may also in other types of al-Mass and Sihr) with his partner, but to zinaa to commit or to.
  10. If a married person, it feels like a stuffy with partner intercourse.
  11. If intercourse between the partners then this is only but the other happy, the person with the Jinn “ASEQ wants to not really.
  12. If sexual intercourse between partners, and one of them Jinn “has ASEQ does the partner along with the community, after the act this person feels bad and very tired and hate the act and sommmigen even find it as bad as they have done and continue zinnaa
  13. After dreaming of sexual intercourse is the person very tired.
  14. Dreams about having intercourse with familiar faces like their own father, children, brothers, etc.
  15. The person who has been affected by the ‘ASEQ can sometimes just a hair found in his underwear that is not his.
  16. The ‘ASEQ is unfortunately common in young children, will be For example, wake up naked while she dressed, also complain kids always pain in genitals without medical cause, kids get often shapes the ‘ASEQ to see, so take your children seriously if they arrive with such things.

Dreams of community can be divided into two:

1: A person dreams of intercourse is, this is a normal dream and has three conditions:

– This occurs after puberty (Baligh), and this happens so that a person are fluid (semen, etc.) can be lost, this is made so by Allah.

– The person dreams about having intercourse, but no real contact with the genitals, just looking at or touching each other doordit and the person receives an * (al-Many) and the dream stops and Taken all together it takes a few seconds.

– There is no fatigue when the person is awake and this kind dreams happen occasionally not so often a time in 3 months approx.

2: A person dreams of intercourse, and this is due to the influence of the Djinn.

– This person thinks about sex at all times.

– This dream is really sex, so the genitals touching each other.

– This dream takes a long time depending on the strength of the person.

– If the person awakens after the dream, he is very tired, just if he actually had intercourse sometimes sweat This person also.

– This dream often occurs, sometimes three times a week, sometimes every day and Sometimes he sleeps every time he does all this 3 times a day.

– This dream is often the person gets to see his community with people who should never, like his mother, father, sisters etc.

Having intercourse between jinn and humans consists of four cat:

1. Al-Ihtilaam,

Everything happens only in a dream, and it is necessary that this person the ghusl for any *.

2. Al-Istimtaa ‘,

It enjoys the Jinn from mankind without having it by not, in a way that only Allah knows, this person does not have to do ghusl

3. Al-Al-Mu’asarat Gafeejat,

Here, the Jinn (inside) community with man, and man knows this but can not stop.

4. Al-Taskeel,

It takes the shape of a Jinn and a human community to go with a man, this is a very advanced and very dangerous stage.

The purpose of the Jinn “ASEQ is to have intercourse with a Man, here are some things that man can do and where to the will of Allah the man can prevent.

1. The rub genitals with black or red musk and if not with rose water or olive oil.

2. The body rub with olive oil and mixolie habat Sawda roqya which verses are recited daily and thus to spread before bed.

3. The bedding and sleeping clothes or nice rub musk scents.

4. Naked sleeping or transparent clothes, sleep well dressed.

5. Saying Bismillah when putting on clothes, according to hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

6. Adherence to keep the pleas of the morning and evening and especially the pleas before bedtime.

7. Stay away from sins and comply with all obligations.

8. Not only sleep if possible.

9. Dua do to Allah that He protects you and your Shayateen repellent.

The treatment of a Djinn ‘ASEQ is done through the Roqyah permitted, one uses the verses of Al-Dham Fahisat and further the cause of the verses of “ASEQ, or so Sihr or Al-Mass of the Evil Eye and Al-Hasad.

At first it intends to use the jinn from the body get it frequently invites the Jinn in Islam to even talk

The Djinn is not, he still hears you, sees that three days after the jinn there ever, it changes one’s intention in asking Allah for This Djinn to kill and burn.

How a Djinn ‘ASEQ to kill the will of Allah:

1. The recitation of Surah Al-Baqarah from accessing answer daily, and self-recitation is better.

2. Ayat Al-Kursi to CD for an hour and while sleeping next to you bed play.

3. Take a bucket of water and put your fingers in it, it should prefer a large bucket of water so the water will last several days, and each time you see that the water is create new.

You do your fingers in your mouth and close to the water and recite the following verses over it. Get your hands just like you are ready ‘re recite and hold while reciting the intention that you want Allah the Djinn burned.

– 3 x bismillahi Alladhi La Yadhurru Ma’a ismihi shaj un-fil-wala ardhi fis-sama-wa huwa he assamie’ul Aleem

– 3 x A’oedoe billahi Samee’ul Al ‘Aleem minna shaytaani raziem min hamzihi wa wa nafgihi naftih, wa min hamazati Shaytaan, wa a’odoedoe Bika-Rabi other jahduroen.

– 3 x A’oedoe billahi’Adeem wa al-Kareem wa biwazhihil Sultaanihil Kadeem minna Shaytaani Raziem Mared Al-Al-Al-La’een’Aaneed Al-Tareed.

– 3 x A’oedoe bi-kalimaatillaahi taammaati min sharri Mon khalaq

– 3 x A’oedoe bi-kalimaatillaahi taammaa min koellie shaytaanien wa haammaa wa mien koellie “aajnien laamma.

– 7 x A’oedoe bi-kalimaatillaahi taammaa min ghadabihi wa ‘wa ikaabihi Sarri “ibadihi.

– 3 x Tahsinat bi dwil ‘izza djabroet shore wa bi i’tisamoenna Rabil malakoet tawakalat wa ‘alal al-hay baaki alladi yaamut laa.

– 1 x ‘A’oedoe bikalimaatil-laahi taammaatil-laa-latee yujaawizuhunna barrun wa laa faajimn min sharri khalaqa Mon, wa wa bara’a thara’a, wa min sharri Mon yanzilu Minas samaa’i, wa maa min sharri ya’ruju feehaa, wa maa min sharri thara’a filter’ardhi, wa min sharri Mon yakhruju minhaa, wa min-sharri fitanil layli wannahaari, wa min sharri kulli taariqin ‘illaa taariqan yatruqu bikhayrin yaa Rahman.

– Surah Al-Kahf verse 29

– Surah Al-Maidah verse 33

– Surah Al-Anfal verse 50 and 51

– Surah Al-A’raaf verse 18

– Surah Hud verse 117, 118 and 119

– Surah Al-Sajdat verse 11 t / m 14 and 18 t / m 22

– Saad Surah verse 76 t / m 854. Drink this water every time you’re thirsty and you were one once a day with this water, preferably just before bedtime.

5. Lubricate all openings of your body with musk, preferably black Musk (mouth, nose, ears, genitals front and back, navel, toe and
fingernails, nipples, above the eyebrows, the eyelids)

6. Listening or reciting the following Suwar 1x in the morning and 1x in the evening with the intent to burn the Jinn. You do not have everything  simultaneously, but this is the best, with time constraints should be to divide In three days, and in these three days should be listened to them all have, so we will then continue for the next three days.

– Al-Nur, Al-Saffat, Al-Dukhan, Yosof, Al-Rahman, Al-last part Hashr, Mulk, Djinn, Burooj, Tarik Al-A’la Al-Ghasiyat, Al-Zalzalah, Al-Qari’at, Al-Humazah, Kafiroon Al, Al-Ikhlaas, Al-Falaq, Al-Annas.

7. Spread your bedding daily with musk, and if you can pajamas.

8. Recite a minimum of once a day the following verses or listen to at least 2 hours a day number 6 of the link.

– Surah Al-Baqarah 30:
– Surah Al-Baqarah 168-169:
– Surah Al-Baqarah 205:
– Surah Al-Baqarah 219-222:
– Surah Al-Baqarah 268:
– Surah Al-Baqarah 275:
– Surah Ali-‘Imraan 14:
– Surah Ali-‘Imraan 119:
– Surah Ali-‘Imraan 135:
– Surah Ali-‘Imraan 197:
– Surah Al-Nisaa 16:
– Surah Al-Nisaa 22:
– Surah Al-Nisaa 25:
– Surah Al-Nisaa 77:
– Surah Al-Nisaa 95:
– Surah Al-Maidah 33:
– Surah Al-Maidah 41:
– Surah Al-An’am 151:
– Surah Al-A’raaf 27-28:
– Surah Al-A’raaf 33:
– Surah Al-A’raaf 46:
– Surah Al-A’raaf 102:
– Surah Yunus 70:
– Surah Hud 43:
– Surah Hud 64:
– Surah Hud 78:
– Surah Yusuf 23-34:
– Surah Yusus 50-53:
– Surah Al-Nahl 90:

Please note, when it has become clear that the jinn may have gone out or been slain, must immediately begin to close the body, allowing re-entry by the same Jinn (who is out passed) or species (the jinn that has died) from happening again.

This course is suitable for all, clear that a Djinn in the body is gone or has died, so even people with Sihr, Evil Eye Possession and other species, the plan to stuff the body can

Tafsir of Ibn Kathir

Allah says that the Jinns said about themselves,

[وَأَنَّا مِنَّا الصَّـلِحُونَ وَمِنَّا دُونَ ذَلِكَ] (There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary;) meaning, other than that.

.(We are groups having different ways.) meaning, on numerous differing paths and having different thoughts and opinions. Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid and others have said,

[كُنَّا طَرَآئِقَ قِدَداً](We are groups having different ways.) “This means among us are believers and among us are disbelievers.” Ahmad bin Sulayman An-Najjad reported in his (book of) Amali that he heard Al-A`mash saying, “A Jinn came to us, so I said to him, `What is the most beloved food to your kind’ He replied, `Rice.’ So we brought them some rice and I saw the morsels being lifted but I did not see a hand lifting it. So I asked him, `Do you have these desires (religious innovations) among your kind as we have among ours’ He replied, `Yes.’ Then I said, `Who are the Rafidah among you’ He said, `They are the worst of us.”’ I presented this chain of narration to our Shaykh, Al-Hafiz Abi Al-Hajjaj Al-Mizzi and he said its chain is authentic to Al-A`mash.

The Jinns stealing Information from the Sky before the the Messenger was sent and striking Them with flaming Fire after His Coming

Allah informs about the Jinns when He sent His Messenger Muhammad and revealed the Qur’an to him. Among the ways He protected it (the Qur’an) was by filling sky with stern guards guarding it from all of its sides. The devils were then expelled from the places where they used to sit prior to that. This was so that they could not steal anything from the Qur’an and tell it to the soothsayers, thereby causing matters to be confused and mixed up. If this happened it would not be known who was being truthful. Allah did this out of His kindness to His creation, His mercy upon His servants and His protection of His Mighty Book (the Qur’an). This is why the Jinns said, [وَأَنَّا لَمَسْنَا السَّمَآءَ فَوَجَدْنَـهَا مُلِئَتْ حَرَساً شَدِيداً وَشُهُباً – وَأَنَّا كُنَّا نَقْعُدُ مِنْهَا مَقَـعِدَ لِلسَّمْعِ فَمَن يَسْتَمِعِ الاٌّنَ يَجِدْ لَهُ شِهَاباً رَّصَداً ](And we have sought to reach the heaven; but found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires. And verily, we used to sit there in stations, to (steal) a hearing, but any who listens now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.) meaning, whoever would like to steal some information by listening, he will find a flaming fire waiting in ambush for him. It will not pass him or miss him, but it will wipe him out and destroy him completely.

[وَأَنَّا لاَ نَدْرِى أَشَرٌّ أُرِيدَ بِمَن فِى الاٌّرْضِ أَمْ أَرَادَ بِهِمْ رَبُّهُمْ رَشَداً ] (And we know not whether evil is intended for those on earth, or whether their Lord intends for them guidance.) meaning, `we do not know if this — the matter which has occurred in the sky — is intended for those who are in the earth or if their Lord intends some guidance for them.’ They stated this in such a manner out of their etiquette in phrasing their speech, because they did not attribute the doing of evil to anyone and they attributed the good to Allah. Verily, it has been recorded in the Sahih,

«وَالشَّرُّ لَيْسَ إِلَيْك»(And evil is not attributed to You (Allah).) It used to be that shooting stars (meteors) occurred before this, however it did not happen much, rather only occasionally. As was reported in the Hadith of Ibn `Abbas when he said, “While we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah a shooting star flashed in the sky. So the Prophet said,

«مَا كُنْتُمْ تَقُولُونَ فِي هَذَا؟»(What did you all used to say about this) We replied, “We used to say that a great person has been born and a great person has died.” The Prophet said,

«لَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ، وَلَكِنَّ اللهَ إِذَا قَضَى الْأَمْرَ فِي السَّمَاء» (This is not so, rather whenever Allah decrees a matter in the heaven…)” and then he went on to narrate the rest of the Hadith which we have already mentioned in its entirety in Surah Saba’. This is what caused them to seek the reason for this occurrence. So they set out searching in the east and the west. Then they found the Messenger of Allah reciting (the Qur’an) while leading his Companions in prayer. Thus, they knew that this Qur’an was the reason for the sky being guarded. Therefore, some among them believed in it and the others became more rebellious in their transgression. A discussion of this has preceded in a Hadith of Ibn `Abbas concerning Allah’s statement in Surat Al-Ahqaf,

[وَإِذْ صَرَفْنَآ إِلَيْكَ نَفَراً مِّنَ الْجِنِّ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقُرْءَانَ] (And (remember) when We sent towards you (Muhammad) a group of the Jinn (quietly) listening to the Qur’an.) (46:29) There is no doubt that when so many shooting stars began appearing in the sky, it horrified humans and Jinns alike. They were very disturbed and alarmed by it. They thought that it was the destruction of the world. As-Suddi said, “The sky was never guarded except if there was a Prophet in the earth or the religion of Allah was victorious and dominant in the earth.” So the devils before the time of Muhammad had taken sitting stations for themselves in the heaven of this world and they would listen to the matters that occurred in the heaven. But when Allah sent Muhammad as a Prophet and Messenger, they were suddenly pelted one night (with the flaming, shooting stars). So the people of Ta’if were frightened because of this and they began to say, `The dwellers of the sky have been destroyed.’ This was because they saw the severe fires in the sky and the shooting flames. They began freeing their servants and abandoning their luxuries. So `Abd Yalayl bin `Amr bin `Umayr said to them and he was referred to for judgement among them “Woe to you O people of Ta’if! Hold on to your wealth and look at these guiding stars in the sky.If you see them remaining in their place, then the dwellers of the sky have not been destroyed, rather this has happened because of Ibn Abi Kabshah (– meaning Muhammad ). And if you look and see that you can no longer see these stars, then verily the dwellers of the sky have been destroyed.” So, they looked and saw that the stars still remained, and thus, they kept their wealth. The devils also were frightened during that night. They went to Iblis and informed him of what happened to them. So he (Iblis) said, “Bring me a handful of dirt from every land so that I may smell it.” So they brought it and he smelled it and said, “It is your friend in Makkah.” Then he sent a group of seven Jinns to Makkah, and they found the Prophet of Allah standing in prayer in Al-Masjid Al-Haram while reciting the Qur’an. They drew near to him eager to hear the Qur’an, until their chests almost pressed against him. Then they accepted Islam and Allah revealed their matter to His Messenger . We have mentioned this chapter in its entirety in the first section of the Kitab As-Sirah with lengthy discussion. Allah knows best and unto Him is all praise and blessings.

[وَأَنَّا مِنَّا الصَّـلِحُونَ وَمِنَّا دُونَ ذَلِكَ كُنَّا طَرَآئِقَ قِدَداً – وَأَنَّا ظَنَنَّآ أَن لَّن نُّعْجِزَ اللَّهَ فِى الاٌّرْضِ وَلَن نُّعْجِزَهُ هَرَباً – وَأَنَّا لَمَّا سَمِعْنَا الْهُدَى ءَامَنَّا بِهِ فَمَن يُؤْمِن بِرَبِّهِ فَلاَ يَخَافُ بَخْساً وَلاَ رَهَقاً – وَأَنَّا مِنَّا الْمُسْلِمُونَ وَمِنَّا الْقَـسِطُونَ فَمَنْ أَسْلَمَ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ تَحَرَّوْاْ رَشَداً – وَأَمَّا الْقَـسِطُونَ فَكَانُواْ لِجَهَنَّمَ حَطَباً – وَأَلَّوِ اسْتَقَـمُواْ عَلَى الطَّرِيقَةِ لاّسْقَيْنَـهُم مَّآءً غَدَقاً – لِّنَفْتِنَهُمْ فِيهِ وَمَن يُعْرِضْ عَن ذِكْرِ رَبِّهِ يَسْلُكْهُ عَذَاباً صَعَداً ] (11. `There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups having different ways.’) (12.`And we think that we cannot escape Allah in the earth, nor can we escape Him by flight.’) (13. `And indeed when we heard the Guidance, we believed therein, and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in the punishment for his sins.’) (14. `And of us some are Muslims, and of us some are Al-Qasitun. And whosoever has embraced Islam, then such have sought the right path.’ ”) (15. And as for the Qasitun, they shall be firewood for Hell.) (16. If they had believed in Allah, and went on the way, We would surely have bestowed on them water in abundance.) (17. That We might try them thereby. And whosoever turns away from the Reminder of his Lord, He will cause him to enter in a Sa`ad torment.)

By Shaykh Bin Baz (rahimahullah)

From `Abdul `Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz to those Muslims – may Allah bless them and me – who adhere to the religion of Allah and remain committed to it. Amin.

May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all.

Some friends sought to know from me about the actions of some uninformed brethren of our religion. They stated that these people, at times of calamities, invoke certain forces and seek their help; they invoke for instance, the jinns and give offerings and sacrifices of animals to them; some of them cry out saying, “O you Seven take him!”, meaning thereby seven chiefs of the jinns. They might also say, “O you Seven inflict on him such and such things … break his bones, drink his blood, mutilate his body.” Some of them may say, “O the jinn of noon time, O the jinn of Asr (evening) time, take him”. Such practices are prevalent in some of the southern areas. In addition to those, there is also the invoking of the dead, including the Prophets, the noble souls and angels and others. They are invoked and their help is sought, unfortunately, by many who profess the Faith of Islâm. They do so due to ignorance and due to the desire to imitate and follow what was practised by their forefathers; some of them may justify their actions by saying, “This is something in vogue, we do not mean anything by it nor do we have any faith in it.” Some friends also sought my opinion on having relationships of marriage with people known for such actions and on accepting their offerings; offering prayers for them, praying behind them and about belief in magicians and soothsayers who, I was told, claim knowledge of the sickness of a person and the reasons of the sickness by merely casting a look at anything on the body of the patient such as a turban, pyjamas, veil, etc.

In answer to the above, I wish to state the following:- Praise is to Allah, the One and Only Allah and blessings and peace upon the Prophet of Allah, who was the last of all Prophets; peace and blessings also upon his Family, his Companions and on all those who will abide by the path of right guidance until the Day of Judgement. Verily Allah the All-Mighty has created the human beings and the jinns in order to worship Him Alone and to abstain from worshipping, invoking, seeking the help and giving offerings and sacrifices and to offer all other worships to none other than Him. Allah has sent the Messengers to guide the people to this task and He revealed the Heavenly Books, the greatest of which is the Noble Qur’ân. It was revealed in order to convey this Message and to preach and to work for it besides cautioning the people against Shirk (polytheism) with Allah and against the worshipping of anyone other than Him. This is the purport of the Statement of Faith: “There is no god except Allah”; it clearly sets out the principle that there is no one else to be worshipped except Allah; thus it negates the concept of Godliness to anyone other than Allah; it affirms that Allah Alone and none other than Allah is to be worshipped. There are ample evidences on this in the Noble Qur’ân and in the Ahâdith (traditions) of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Allah says in the Noble Qur’ân:

“And I (Allah) created not the jinns and men except they should worship Me (Alone).” (V.51: 56)

“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him…” (V.17: 23)

“And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him)…” (V.98: 5)

“And your Lord said: Invoke Me, [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism)] (and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, (Islamic Monotheism)] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!” (V.40: 60)

“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad peace be upon him) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor)…” (V.2: 186)

It is clear from the above verses that the human beings and jinns have been created by Allah in order to worship Him and He has ordained that none other than He be worshipped. The Divine Commandment has been conveyed in the Noble Qur’ân and through the Prophet (peace be upon them all) that people should worship the One and Only Allah and that invocation to Allah is an important form of worship; whoever is too arrogant to offer this worship shall be doomed to the Fire of Hell. Allah also says in the Noble Qur’ân that:

“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad, peace be upon him) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor)…” (V.2: 186)

Hence, it is a duty on all the worshippers to invoke Allah, the One and Only God because such invocation is a form of worship for which they have been created and commanded to act upon. The Noble Qur’ân says:

“Say (O Muhammad, peace be upon him) Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the `Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims.” (V.6: 162, 163).

Allah has ordered His Prophet (peace be upon him) to inform the people that his prayer and service of sacrifice and life and death are all for Allah, the Lord of all creations, Who has no partner. The word `sacrifice’ here refers to the offering of animal as sacrifice; so if anyone offers a sacrifice to other than Allah, he then commits an act of Shirk, that is associating someone else with Allah.

It would be like praying to someone else other than Allah because prayer and sacrifice have equal importance in the Divine estimation and they are to be for Allah, the One and Only God. If anyone offers a sacrifice to other than Allah such as the jinns, the angels, and the dead and others in an attempt to seek nearness to them, then he is like a person who prays to other than Allah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has, as per an authentic Hadith (tradition) said: “Curse of Allah be upon those who offer sacrifice to other than Allah.”

Imâm Ahmad has, on the authority of Tariq bin Shihab, narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) had said: “Two men passed by a people who had an idol to which an offering had to be made by whoever passed by that idol. The people asked one of the two persons to give some offering, he said, that he had nothing to offer; they told him that he may offer anything, even a small fly; so the man gave a fly as an offering and he was allowed to pass. But his doom was the Fire of Hell. The second person was also asked to do accordingly but that person refused by affirming that he will not give as offering to anyone other than Allah. On his refusal, those people beheaded and killed him, but his ultimate abode was Paradise.” It can be noted from this narration that whoever gives an offering to an idol, though it might be only a fly, will be associating someone else as partner to Allah and therefore deserves punishment in Hell. So what to say of those who invoke the jinns, the angels and the pious people, seeking their help, offering vows to them and trying to gain proximity with them by giving sacrifices of animals to them. The purpose for which one does this is to protect his wealth or cure his illness or the safety of his cattle and his fields; he may also do that out of fear of the jinns. Such people become more deserving of torture in the Hell than that person who killed a fly as an offering to the idol. The Noble Qur’ân says:

“Verily, We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad, peace be upon him) in truth: So worship Allah (Alone) by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allah’s sake only, and not to show off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship. Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allah only. And those who take `Auliyâ’ (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say): `We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah.’ Verily, Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.” (V.39: 2, 3).

And they worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: `These are our intercessors with Allah.’ Say: `Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?’ Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!” (V.10: 18).

We learn from the above two verses that the polytheists had taken in lieu of Allah, some creations as their friends and protectors; they worshipped them and invoked them in awe and reverence and offered sacrifice and vows under the assumption that those friends and protectors act as intercessors and take them nearer to Allah. Allah the All-Mighty has proved their falsehood and has described them as liars, infidels, and polytheists; and Allah has pre-eminently transcended above the cult of polytheism. The Noble Qur’ân states:

“…Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!” (V.10: 18).

It is thus clear that whoever takes a king or a Prophet or a jinn or a stone or a tree for the purpose of invocation along with Allah and seeks their help or tries to gain nearness to them by offering vows and sacrifices in the hope that they may intercede with Allah on his behalf, or in the hope of getting cured from some illness, or of safeguarding of wealth or safety for a person who is away or for any other purpose, commits the major crime of Shirk (polytheism) regarding which Allah states:

“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.” (V.4: 48)

“Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers.” (V.5: 72)

On the Day of Judgement intercession will be granted only to the people who believe in the Oneness of Allah and abide by it sincerely; it will not be granted to the polytheists as stated by the Prophet (peace be upon him) when he was asked about the people who will be fortunate to enjoy his intercession, he said: “Whoever says with all sincerity of his heart that there is no god but Allah only.”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: “Every Prophet has an invocation that will be answered; and every Prophet hastened in his invocation, but I withheld my invocation so that I may intercede for my people on the Day of Judgement. Allah willing, my invocation will also include those of my nation who died without setting up partners to Allah.”

The polytheists of the early period believed in Allah as their Lord, Creator, and Sustainer but they relied on Prophets and friends and protectors, angels, trees and stones, etc. in the hope of gaining their intercession with Allah and nearness to Him as Allah said in the verses quoted above. Allah did not pardon them nor the Prophet (peace be upon him), “Indeed Allah has renounced them and has described them as infidels and polytheists. Allah has also disproved their claim that those gods will intercede for them with Allah and take them nearer to Him, the Prophet (peace be upon him) has fought battles against them in order to make them worship Allah, the One and Only Allah. In doing so, the Prophet (peace be upon him) acted according to the Divine Wish stated in the Noble Qur’ân:

“And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone (in the whole of the world). (V. 8: 39).

And the Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “I have been ordered to fight people until they witness that there is no god except Allah and that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah and perform the prayers, and give the Zakât (poor tax); if they do so, they shall enjoy safety from me in their lives and wealth except in what is due to Islâm and they shall be answerable to Allah.” The meaning of the phrase `until they witness that there is no god except Allah’ in this saying of the Prophet is that they should worship Allah Only and exclusively. The polytheists were afraid of the jinns and took refuge in them. In this context, Allah says in the Noble Qur’ân:

“True, there were people among mankind who took shelter with the persons among the jinns, but they increased them in folly.” (V.72: 6).

The commentators of the Noble Qur’ân have interpreted the words `increased them in folly’ as their being struck with fear and panic because the jinns feel high and mighty when they see human beings seeking refuge in them and so they make themselves (that is the jinns) a greater source of fear and panic so that these human beings may increasingly worship them and seek refuge in them. But Allah has guided the Muslims to seek refuge in Him and in His Complete Words. Allah says:

“And if an evil whisper comes to you from Satan then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” (V.7: 200).

“Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the day-break.” (V.113: 1)

“Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind.” (V.114: 1)

It is narrated in an authentic Hadîth that the Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “Whoever alights at a place and says, `I seek refuge in the Complete Words of Allah from the evil that He has created’ will not be affected by any harm until his departure from that place.”

The person seeking safety and protection of his religion and who wishes to be away from Shirk (polytheism) in its major and minor forms will understand from the above quoted verses from the Noble Qur’ân and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that devotion to the dead and angels, jinns, etc. and invocation to them is an act of imitation of the pagans and polytheists and it is the worst form of Shirk. It is therefore a bounden duty that they keep away from such actions and also advise their brethren regarding it. Relationships of marriage are not admissible with those people who are known to indulge in polytheistic actions; it is also not permissible to eat from their offerings nor to pray for them or behind them until they repent to Allah the All-Mighty and invoke and worship Allah only. Invocation (Du’â) is worship; it is indeed the essence of worship. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “Du’â is worship” and according to another version, “Du’â is the core and essence of worship.”

Allah the All-Mighty says:

“And do not marry Al-Mushrikât (idolatresses etc.) till they believe (worship Allah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress etc.), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikûn till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater etc.), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikân) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.” (V.2: 221).

Allah has forbidden Muslims from marrying disbelieving women; such women who worship idols, jinns and angels etc.; marriage is permissible with them only if they sincerely believe in and worship Allah, the One and Only Allah and accept the Message conveyed by the Prophet (peace be upon him) and proceed on the path shown by him. Allah has also forbidden the marriage of Muslim women to disbelievers until they sincerely believe in Allah and worship Him only and accept the Message conveyed by the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Noble Qur’ân states that:

“A slave woman who believes is better than a disbelieving woman, even though she allures you. (V.2: 221)

and that a man slave who believes is better than a disbeliever, even though he allures you, with his eloquence of speech, courage and chivalry, etc. Allah has then explained the causes for this preference over them by saying that they beckon you to the Fire because they belong to the Fire through their words, actions, manners, conduct and character. As regards the believers – men and women – they are the ones who beckon you to the Paradise through their character, conduct, words and deeds. So, how could the former be equal to the latter? And with regard to the hypocrites Allah the All-Mighty says:

“And never (O Muhammad, peace be upon him) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fâsiqûn (rebellious – disobedient to Allah and His Messenger).” (V.9: 84)

In the above verse, Allah the All-Mighty has stated that one should not offer prayers to the hypocrite and the disbeliever because of their disbelief in Allah and in His Prophet. One should also not pray behind them nor make them as the Imâm of Muslims due to their disbelief and untrustworthiness and also due to the great animosity between them and the Muslims; yet another reason is that they are not from the people who pray and worship Allah; heresy and polytheism obliterate all actions. May Allah guard us from such actions. Allah the All-Mighty says in the context of forbidding Muslims from eating the offerings of the disbelievers and dead animals: “Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah’s Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the devils do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al-Maytata (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikûn (polytheists):

[because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism].” (V.6: 121).

Allah the All-Mighty has forbidden the Muslims from eating dead animals and the animals sacrificed by the disbelievers because the sacrifices given by them are in the category of dead animals, although the Name of Allah may be mentioned; but such mentioning will have no effect for the reason that it is an invocation marred by belief in polytheism; so it cannot be accepted until the polytheist repents to Allah. Allah has permitted the consumption of food offered by the people of the Book (Scripture):

“The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them.” (V.5: 5).

It is lawful because the people of the Book (Scripture) belong to a heavenly religion and claim to be the followers of Moses and Jesus, although this is a false claim. Allah has abrogated their religion and annulled by sending Muhammad (peace be upon them) as Messenger to all the peoples. However, Allah the All-Mighty has permitted us to accept the food of the people of the Book and to marry their women. The Divine sanction in this regard is due to certain considerations that have been explained by the Scholars. But such a sanction has not been granted with regard to the disbelievers and the polytheists who worship idos, dead people, Prophets, friends and protectors and others because whatever faith they profess is not based on any principle. In fact, all their professions of faith are total falsehoods; therefore, the animals slaughtered by them are dead animals and eating of it is not permissible.

As regards phrases used by people at times of anger such as `May the jinn strike you’; `May the jinn take you’; and `May the jinn fly away with you’ are phrases of abuse that are not permissible for the Muslims like all other phrases of abuse and curse, etc. This is not connected with polytheism. However, if the person uttering such words believes that the jinns have a sway over the affairs of the people without the permission of Allah and His will, he will be a disbeliever because Allah the All-Mighty is the Supreme Possessor and Disposer of everything; it is He Who bestows good or causes harm; nothing exists without His permission, His will and His pre-destined plan; Allah has ordered His Prophet to convey to the people:

“Say (O Muhammad, peace be upon him): I possess no power of benefit or hurt to myself except as Allah wills. If I had the knowledge of the Ghaib (unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance of wealth, and no evil should have touched me. I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe.” (V.7: 188).

If the leader of all mankind and the best of them, our Prophet (peace be upon him) does not possess any good nor any harm for himself except what is willed by Allah, how could any other human being do so? There are numerous verses in the Noble Qur’ân in this context.

As regards consulting the soothsayers, magicians, astrologers and others of their tribe who try to predict the unknown, it is a reprehensible act; to believe in them is more reprehensible and objectionable and it is a form of blasphemy because the Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “The prayers of a person who consults a soothsayer about anything, will not be accepted for forty days”. (Narrated in the Sahih of Muslim).

It is also narrated on the authority of Mu’awiyah bin Al-Hakam As-Salami that the Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited consultation with soothsayers. It is narrated as transmitted by the compilers of As-Sunan – that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “He who believes in what a soothsayer says becomes a disbeliever in what has been revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him).

There are several sayings of the Prophet in this context. Muslims therefore, should be on their guard against soothsayers, sorcerers and witchdoctors who claim knowledge of the unseen and deceive Muslims on the pretext of medical treatment or any other excuse. Muslims should beware of such people as forbidden and cautioned by the Prophet Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã. In this category, is also included the claims of some people of knowledge of the unseen in the name of medicine; they claim knowledge of the condition of a sick person by smelling his turban or the veil in case of a woman and so on. In fact, such people seek only to deceive and confuse the minds of the innocent people so that they describe him as a person well-informed in medicine and in treating of illnesses; such a person may dispense some medicine which may perhaps cure the sick person; the cure is by the Will of Allah – but the sick person believes that he was cured because of that medicine. It is quite possible that the illness is caused by some of the jinns and evil spirits which are in the employ of that person who claims himself the knowledge of medicine, and they provide him with knowledge of the unseen which they are able to perceive. On the basis of that knowledge the impostor performs certain worships in order to please the jinns and the evil spirits so that they may withdraw from the sick persons. But they invariably leave behind certain harmful effects. This is something well-known about the jinns and evil spirits and those who employ them.

It is therefore, the duty of the Muslims to be on their guard against the above and they should advise each other to abstain from such beliefs and practices and to rely and depend on Allah only on all matters. However, it is not objectionable to use Ruqya (recitation of some Divine verses as a treatment for a disease) and the permissible medicines and treatment given by doctors on the basis of physical examination and ascertainment of the physical and mental causes of the illness. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “Allah has created no disease for which there is no treatment; those who have studied it, know it and those who have ignored it do not know it.”

He has also said: “Every disease has a medicine and if the right medicine is chosen for the disease, the sick person will be cured, Allah willing.” and, “O servants of Allah, take medicines but do not take medicines that are forbidden.”

There are many such sayings of the Prophet on this subject. We pray to Allah the All-Mighty to reform all of us Muslims and to cure our minds and bodies from all evils.

May He guide us all to the right path and protect us from evil temptations and from obedience to the Satan and its friends and protectors. Verily, Allah has supreme power over everything; there is no power nor any strength except with Allah, the All-Knowing; and peace and blessings be upon the Prophet of Allah and his Family members and Companions.

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Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated; “Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) assigned me to guard the Ramadhaan zakaah . Someone came and tried to take some of the food, so I grabbed him and said, “By Allaah! I will bring you befo

re Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam)!’. He said, “I am poor, I have a family, and I am in dire need!’ Then I let him go.

In the morning, the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said to me, O Abu Hurayrah! What did your prisoner do yesterday? I said, “O Messenger of Allaah! He complained that he was poor, that he had a family, and that he was in dire need, so I had mercy on him and let him go.’ He said, But he lied to you and he will come back.

Since I Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) had told me so, I knew that he would come back again so I waited for him. When he began to take the food I grabbed him and said, “I am taking you to Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) !’ He said, “Leave me, for I am poor and have a family. I will not return.’ So I had mercy on him and let him go.

In the morning, Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said to me, O Abu Hurayrah! What did your captive do? I said, “O Messenger of Allaah! He complained that he was poor, that he had a family, and that he was in dire need, so I had mercy on him and let him go.’ He (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, But he lied to you and he will come back. So I waited for him a third time.

When he began taking the food I grabbed him and said, I am taking you to Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam)! This is the third time! And you promised not to come back, but you came anyway!’ He said, ‘Let me go, I will teach you some words by which Allaah will give you some benefit.’ I asked, “What are they?’ He said, “Whenever you go to bed, recite aayat al-kursee- Allaahu laa ilaha illaa huwa al-hayyul-qayyum – until the end of the aayah . Then Allaah will appoint a guard to remain with you, and no shaytaan will come near you until the morning.’ So I let him go about his way.

Then in the morning, Allaah’s Messenger (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said to me, What did your captive do yesterday? I said, O Messenger of Allaah! He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allaah would give me some benefit, so I released him.’ He said, And what was that? I said, He said, When you go to bed recite aayat al-kursee from the beginning until the end – Allaahu laa ilaha illaa huwa al-hayyul-qayyum , then Allaah will appoint a guard to remain with you, and no shaytaan will come near you until the morning.

One of the narrators added, nd they (the companions) were always trying to find something good. Then the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, He told you the truth, but he lies. Do you know who it was that spoke to you these past three nights Abu Hurayrah? He (Abu Hurayrah) said, That was a shaytaan.

This is a well known hadeeth recorded by al-Bukhaaree in mu’allaq in his Saheeh , as well as at-Taareekh al-Kabeer . His version is also cited by al-Baghawee. Additionally, Ibn Hajar has shown that the hadeeth ‘s chain of narrators is connected by a variety of routes.

In Fath ul-Baaree , Ibn Hajar mentioned a number of things that we can learn from this hadeeth besides some of the virtues of aayat ul-kursee , below are some of them; That the shayateen are aware of what benefits a believer. That wisdom may be taken from an evil person by which, although he did not benefit from it, one may benefit from it. That a person can know something and not act upon it. That a kaafir may believe some of what the believer believes, but that does not make him a believer. That a liar may tell the truth. That the shayateen usually lie. That they can appear in a form that can be seen by us, and that the aayah (as translated) below refers specifically to when they are in their natural form; «…And he and his kind can see you from a place that you cannot see them…» [Al-A ‘ raaf 7:27] That the jinn eat the food of humans. That they may appear to humans, with the exceptions mentioned above. That they speak the language of humans. That they are thieves and tricksters. That the jinn eat from food that Allaah’s name has not been mentioned over. That the thief’s hand is not cut off in the case of starvation. To accept one’s excuse and forgiving him when you think he is telling the truth. It demonstrates the Prophets’ awareness (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) of matters unseen. The permissibility of collecting zakaat ul-fitr before the night of fitr , and entrusting someone to guard it.

There are many hadeeth’s like that of Abu Hurayrah’s, mentioning the virtue of aayat al-kursee , and the strange visitor offering to inform the companion about it. The following is an example, and this time the visitor is called a ghoul; Abdurrahmaan Bin Abu Laylaa reported Once a ghoul came into Abu Ayyub’s shed and he caught her. He told the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) about the incident, so he said; When you see her, then say, “In the name of Allaah, come and answer to Allaah’s Messenger. So she came back, and he said that to her and grabbed her, then she said to him, I will not return.’ So he released her. He came back and the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said to him, What did your captive do? He said, I grabbed her, but she said she would not return, so I released her.’ He (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, She will return. I caught her a second time and a third, each time she said she would not return. So I went to the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) and He said, What did your captive do? ‘ He said, I caught her, but she said she would not return.’ He (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, She will return. So he caught her again, and she said, Release me and I will teach you something to say and nothing will come near you. It is aayat al-kurs ee.’ So he came to the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) to tell him. He said, She told the truth, and she is a liar. This hadeeth is recorded by Ahmad, at-Tirmi th ee and others.

Abdullaah Bin Ubayy narrated that his father had a storage space that contained some dates. He went into it and found that some were missing. So he kept watch over it. Later he found a beast that resembled an adolescent boy in it. He said, So I gave him salaam s, and he return salaam s. So I said, What are you, a jinn or a human?’ He said, Jinn .’ I said, Show me your hand.’ He showed me his hand, it was the hand of a dog with hair like a dog’s. I said, Is this the way that jinn s are?’ He said, I know of the jinn what is worse than me.’ Ubayy said to him, What made you do as you have?’ He said, We have learned that you are a man who likes to give sadaqah , so we like to get some of your food.’ Ubayy said, s there something that will protect us from you?’ He said, This aayah , aayat al-kursee . [Whoever says it in the evening, he will be protected from us until the morning, and whoever says it in the morning, he will be protected from us until the evening.]‘ The next day Ubayy went to the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) and informed him about what happened. He (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, The evil one told the truth. This hadeeth is recorded by an-Nasaa’ee in Aml al-Yawm wal-Laylah , al-Baghawee in Sharh as-Sunnah , al-Bukhaaree in at-Taareekh al-Kabeer , and Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh as well as others.

There are other similar hadeeth s, with varyng degrees of authenticity, and in some of them the narrators call the creature a ghoul, sometimes the creature is a male, sometimes a female. Among the other similar narrations are the narrations of Mu’aa th, Buraydah, and Abu Usayd, the last two of which mention the ghoul. All of these hadeeth s support the existence of the ghoul due to their multiple routes of transmission – this is the saying of Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Baaree , al-Bayhaqee in Dalaa’il an-Nubuwah , Ibn Katheer in his Tafseer , and al-Mubaarakpooree in Tuhfat al-Ahwa th ee . After the narration of Abu Ayyub, al-Haakim said, These chains of narration, when combined together, make the hadeeth s’ level mashhoor (well known), and Allaah knows best.

What is a Ghoul?

The most popular name for evil jinn s would be shayateen , and the ghoul falls under this category. However, a variety of opinions have been mentioned about the exact nature and characteristics of the ghoul. Some have even claimed that the ghoul is a kind of monkey!

As for the word ghoul (pl.; ghilaan ), it comes from one of the words meaning to murder or assasinate; ightiyaal for example. The more popular Arabic dictionaries define ghoul as the sorcerer or magician among the jinn , some have said that ghoul is the word for the jinn s that are seen at night, and that si’ laah is word for the jinn s that are seen during the day. Even in his Tafseer, Ibn Katheer said that ghoul is used for the jinn when it appears at night. Al-Jaahiz said, It is the name for every jinn that the traveler comes across, appearing in different forms and shapes, both male and female. Ibn Hajar endorsed the view that the ghoul can change its appearance due to magic, and this is supported by the hadeeth of Ubayy above, the hadeeth of Mu’ath, as well as a narration from Abu Ayyub that mentions the ghoul first appearing as a cat, then changing. Additionally this view is supported by the report recorded by Abdurrazzaaq in his Musanaf that the ghoul was mentioned to Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said; Nothing can change from the form it was created in except by some kind of magic, so say the a th aan when you see them doing this kind of thing.

Reports Denying the Ghoul

The Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said, No adwaa , no tiyarah , and no ghoul. (Muslim)

There are a number of hadeeth s like this that mention the statement, Laa (no) ghoul . , such are found with al-Bukhaaree and Muslim as well as others. In light of the discussion above confirming the ghoul, the following is the explanation of the scholars rectifying the appearent contradiction between these two types of texts.

The statement No ghoul does not negate the actual existence of the ghoul, but it negates the superstitions commonly held in jahiliyyah about ghouls, i.e, that they are assasins, that they hijack travelers from the road, and that they eat people, etc. Additionally, when the Prophet said, Laa (no) ghoul he said the same about other things, like adwaa for example, yet he commanded a form of adwaa on other occassions, like fleeing from the area of plague if you hear about it before you reach it. And in one variation of the hadeeth mentioning adwaa , he (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said; But stay away from the leper like you would stay away from a lion.

This is all related to the Qadr of Allaah, i.e., that the believers should not believe that fleeing the disease is the only way to save oneself from it. This is the interpretation of scholars like al-Bayhaqee, Ibn as-Salaah, Ibn Rajab and others. So the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) did not negate the existence of adwaa , he only negated the pre- Islaam ic belief about it. Ibn Jareer at-Tabaree said, By his (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) saying, Laa (no) ghoul he negated what the people of jahliyyah were saying about it, that is about its abilities to harm and cause benefit, and to control humans in that way…and this is the same with the rest of what he mentioned that the Arab believed would harm him or benefit him, like adwaa , safr , and tiayrah (bad omens).”

Imaam an-Nawawee said, …And the meaning of Laa (no) ghoul is they are not able to mislead anyone…

Tools to Fight the Ghouls

The following are some of the things that are mentioned by the scholars for warding off ghouls;

The Name of Allaah

This was mentioned in the hadeeth of Abu Ayyub above.

Reciting Aayaat al-Kursee

In the previous hadeeth s, the ghouls themselves noted that this would protect against them, and the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) stated that this was true.

Staying Inside During the Dead of Night:

The Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam) said; Beware of socializing after the night settles, for you do not know what creatures Allaah lets out then. (Al-Haakim, graded hasan by al-Albaanee in as-Saheehah 4:346)

The Athaan:

The scholars agree that the shayaateen leave when the a thaan is called. There are many hadeeth s stating this, and some of them mention calling it in case of the ghouls too. This position is supported by the combination of the hadeeth s mentioning the ghoul particularly in this regard, with their varying degrees of authenticity, when taken with the authentic report from Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, mentioned earlier which holds the status of hukm marfu – or a ruling raised to the Prophet (sall Allahu `alaihi wa sallam).

In Conclusion

Finally, the most important lesson from the narrations about the ghoul, is that a shaytaan may know some of the Qur’aan – he may even reach the level of hafiz of the Qur’aan – and he may have a great deal of knowledge about its virtues as well as other benefits related to the religion, but that doesn’t mean that everything he says is worth listening too.


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