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Niqaabi
06-11-05, 06:11 PM
:salams

Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:

:jkk:

SoulAsylum
06-11-05, 06:15 PM
:salams

Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:

:jkk:

Lool........how can u be sure that you got a jinn in your room?

Have you seen it?

abdusamad
06-11-05, 06:21 PM
Lool........how can u be sure that you got a jinn in your room?

Have you seen it?


Well obviously she didnt see it, and as far as we know humans are not invisible, and there are other creatures, the unseen, the jinn.... Allahu Alim






Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:




I dont know.... man you have a strong iman, i would of gone nuts....

K@M
06-11-05, 06:47 PM
Wow, mashaAllah, you're brave, I would havce LEEEFT that house months ago.

Anyways I found this:


Do not make your home a graveyard, the Shaitan runs from the home in which Surah Baqrah is recited. (Sahih Muslim)

SoulAsylum
06-11-05, 06:50 PM
Well obviously she didnt see it, and as far as we know humans are not invisible, and there are other creatures, the unseen, the jinn.... Allahu Alim










I dont know.... man you have a strong iman, i would of gone nuts....

Yeh i know that jinns can see humans, but all im saying it could be something else. Not necessiraily a jinn!

Ar-Raya
06-11-05, 07:01 PM
sounds like a jinn...I've heard of lots of accounts of this happening to people...

It's even happened to me...
That's why you should always do wudu before you go to sleep...Read the Quls etc...Follow the sunnah of going to bed cos it's definately better

dagoth
06-11-05, 07:05 PM
everyone in the world has a jinn companion tat follows them around..ever where...

and possession is not an impossiablity

abdusamad
06-11-05, 07:07 PM
Yeh i know that jinns can see humans, but all im saying it could be something else. Not necessiraily a jinn!



how many invisible beings are there in this dunya?

dagoth
06-11-05, 07:09 PM
how many invisible beings are there in this dunya?

i have heard there are hundreds of diffrent types of jinn

it is said there are jinn that can ltieraly lift mountains with one hand and crush them

abdusamad
06-11-05, 07:10 PM
i have heard there are hundreds of diffrent types of jinn

it is said there are jinn that can ltieraly lift mountains with one hand and crush them


a jin is a jin,


there are many different kind of races of men, but still we are all humans "innit" ?

SoulAsylum
06-11-05, 07:12 PM
how many invisible beings are there in this dunya?

Too many for us to know.......allah knows best!

dagoth
06-11-05, 07:15 PM
a jin is a jin,


there are many different kind of races of men, but still we are all humans "innit" ?

jinn are not like humans obviously, there are diffrent types..ie species

i hear from my sheikh whom says that soem fo them are huge, soem small, they coem in all shades of color, soem powerful, some weak

and that the diffrences are so drastic that they are in types..not jsut races

he called this the bataan knowlage

SoulAsylum
06-11-05, 07:15 PM
a jin is a jin,


there are many different kind of races of men, but still we are all humans "innit" ?

Yeh but thyere are different types of jinn some fly in the air some live in graveyards and so on.

abdusamad
06-11-05, 07:18 PM
Yeh but thyere are different types of jinn some fly in the air some live in graveyards and so on.




Fact remains, they all are jinns right?

abdusamad
06-11-05, 07:19 PM
jinn are not like humans obviously, there are diffrent types..ie species

i hear from my sheikh whom says that soem fo them are huge, soem small, they coem in all shades of color, soem powerful, some weak

and that the diffrences are so drastic that they are in types..not jsut races

he called this the bataan knowlage



But they all jinns right, us humans come in different shapes, sizes, color, and strength, but were all part of mankind.

Ummati Al Islam
06-11-05, 07:19 PM
everyone in the world has a jinn companion tat follows them around..ever where...

and possession is not an impossiablity

That's our Karin (our shaytan if you like; it's the only thing not locked up during Ramadan which accounts for some of our bad actions.)

Sister Niqaabi, I think that you Karin is doing all that to you. The same used to happen to someone I know and she would wake up at night being strangled by her Karin. Before you go to sleep, do your wudhu, recite the three Quls into your hands then blow on them and move your hands over your entire body. You can also recite Ayat Kursi. If this doesn't work, recite Ayat Bakarah for three days consecutively and InshAllah you'll be fine.

mohakem
06-11-05, 08:01 PM
As salamu alikum

Something very similar happend to me recently. I was just falling off to sleep (but i wasn't yet sleeping) , remebered i had to put the alarm on and could not move! It was the first and only time it has happend so i wasn't quite sure what had happend. (i assumed its because i was on the verge of sleeping) Anyway i recently found out about something called "sleep paralysis".

... "Sleep paralysis is something many people experience once or twice in a lifetime but it is a frequent occurrence of those suffering from narcolepsy.."

It could be another explanation for your situation (im pretty sure thats what happend to myself, anyway). Whatever it is, InshAllah it clears up!

Wa alikum salam

Ummati Al Islam
06-11-05, 08:09 PM
As salamu alikum

Something very similar happend to me recently. I was just falling off to sleep (but i wasn't yet sleeping) , remebered i had to put the alarm on and could not move! It was the first and only time it has happend so i wasn't quite sure what had happend. (i assumed its because i was on the verge of sleeping) Anyway i recently found out about something called "sleep paralysis".

... "Sleep paralysis is something many people experience once or twice in a lifetime but it is a frequent occurrence of those suffering from narcolepsy.."

It could be another explanation for your situation (im pretty sure thats what happend to myself, anyway). Whatever it is, InshAllah it clears up!

Wa alikum salam

This is very interesting, yet again Islam came 1426 years ago and modern science is just figuring many scientific facts that Islam has already touched upon! We are told that our Karin will visit many of us during our life-time and will do something - often this takes the form of strangulation or 'paralysis.' At times, this may happen because your Karin wants to scare you - perhaps to stop you from getting up for Fajr!

Whatever it is, fear none but Allah, for all decrees are in His hands.

SoulAsylum
06-11-05, 08:13 PM
Ive known people who have said to me that they have experienced similar things........just before they fall asleep, they are suddenly overwhelmed and feel paralysed. This is an attack from the shaytaan.

Mujaheedah
06-11-05, 08:14 PM
subhanallah, i've heard of so many stories of these kind of stuff happening to people, i'm sorta fascinated by scary stories but anyways mashaalah i envy your strength and patience in this matter, i don't even know what i'd do if i ever ran into a jinn , alhamdulillah never hapened and i pray that it never will, but from all the stories that i've heard from close freind's, the major one thing to do is recite surat baqarah in youre house not only the room but the entire house and you don't even have to recite it you can let it be played loudly on a casette player or something, and of course the ayat ul qursi when you go to sleep and before maghrib, and the 3 quls 3 times and after each 3 qul you spittle on your hand and wipe down your body till where u can reach, there are also many dua's for example, :start: rabbi aouthoubika min hamazatish shayateen wa aouthoubika rabi ain yahdouroun. this one is an ayat in the quran, and if you wake up at night for no apparent reason there is this one, aouthou bikalimatillahi attamati min ghadhabi was shari ibadihi was min hamazatish shayateeni wa ain yahdourroon. and you say aouthoubillahiminshaytan nirajeem and spittle three times over your left shoulder. May Allah strengthen your Iman Sis and protect you from the shaytan.

SoulAsylum
06-11-05, 08:18 PM
subhanallah, i've heard of so many stories of these kind of stuff happening to people, i'm sorta fascinated by scary stories but anyways mashaalah i envy your strength and patience in this matter, i don't even know what i'd do if i ever ran into a jinn , alhamdulillah never hapened and i pray that it never will, but from all the stories that i've heard from close freind's, the major one thing to do is recite surat baqarah in youre house not only the room but the entire house and you don't even have to recite it you can let it be played loudly on a casette player or something, and of course the ayat ul qursi when you go to sleep and before maghrib, and the 3 quls 3 times and after each 3 qul you spittle on your hand and wipe down your body till where u can reach, there are also many dua's for example, :start: rabbi aouthoubika min hamazatish shayateen wa aouthoubika rabi ain yahdouroun. this one is an ayat in the quran, and if you wake up at night for no apparent reason there is this one, aouthou bikalimatillahi attamati min ghadhabi was shari ibadihi was min hamazatish shayateeni wa ain yahdourroon. and you say aouthoubillahiminshaytan nirajeem and spittle three times over your left shoulder. May Allah strengthen your Iman Sis and protect you from the shaytan.

I think its best if you recite it yourself instead of playing a tape recording of it.

Ummati Al Islam
06-11-05, 08:20 PM
Stuff like this have happened to me before; really scary things like actually seeing the Jinns, actually having a Jinn on my bed...
So much has happened but there's too much to talk about! Once I was sleeping downstairs. Within the living room door there's a window, once a Jinn went past the living room window at night and up the stairs....

spes
06-11-05, 08:25 PM
I would say it is "sleep paralysis".


Don't sleep on your back, sleep on your side.

.

Mujaheedah
06-11-05, 08:29 PM
I think its best if you recite it yourself instead of playing a tape recording of it.


oo im sorry i should have explained myslef what i meant was that if you are unable to read the whole of surat baqarah maybe because you cannot read arabic too good or something then you play the tape

Aisha Aini
06-11-05, 09:21 PM
:salams

Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:

:jkk:

to seek protection from the "evďl" beeings : make the dhikrs in the mourning and the eavening , play the adhan in your room every time for prayer, recite or play the Quran in your room, maybe , if it is a jinn, it can belive in the Quran , if it hears it. And , every mourning and eavening , you shall repeat 100 times: "la illaha illa Allahu , wahdahu , lasharica llahu , llahu mulku ua llahu hamd ua hua ála kuli shain qadr "
and never forget to perform ablution before sleep , and make the dhikr befora sleep , and also you should recite the surat al cahf every friday ,
DHIKRA `LLAHU ALL THE TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
good look , sister, if you need , you can move to my house !!!!!!!!!!!!
oh , don`t forget the dhikr before entering the bathroon and when going out, jinns love bathrooms !

Aisha Aini
06-11-05, 09:25 PM
subhanallah, i've heard of so many stories of these kind of stuff happening to people, i'm sorta fascinated by scary stories but anyways mashaalah i envy your strength and patience in this matter, i don't even know what i'd do if i ever ran into a jinn , alhamdulillah never hapened and i pray that it never will, but from all the stories that i've heard from close freind's, the major one thing to do is recite surat baqarah in youre house not only the room but the entire house and you don't even have to recite it you can let it be played loudly on a casette player or something, and of course the ayat ul qursi when you go to sleep and before maghrib, and the 3 quls 3 times and after each 3 qul you spittle on your hand and wipe down your body till where u can reach, there are also many dua's for example, :start: rabbi aouthoubika min hamazatish shayateen wa aouthoubika rabi ain yahdouroun. this one is an ayat in the quran, and if you wake up at night for no apparent reason there is this one, aouthou bikalimatillahi attamati min ghadhabi was shari ibadihi was min hamazatish shayateeni wa ain yahdourroon. and you say aouthoubillahiminshaytan nirajeem and spittle three times over your left shoulder. May Allah strengthen your Iman Sis and protect you from the shaytan.


very , very good council, sis! very good dhikr ! I think it should solve the problem

.: Rashid :.
06-11-05, 10:05 PM
Wow...you seem to be taking it "calmly", like Abdusamad and K@M I woulda been terrified.

Masha'Allah, may Allah keep your iman this strong, and make it stronger.

*looks over his shoulders*

Man...I'm scared just reading about it :nervous: May we never have to face any tests which we can not pass... :nervous:

-Rashid

Bubblegoose
06-11-05, 10:11 PM
Stuff like this have happened to me before; really scary things like actually seeing the Jinns, actually having a Jinn on my bed...
So much has happened but there's too much to talk about! Once I was sleeping downstairs. Within the living room door there's a window, once a Jinn went past the living room window at night and up the stairs....

I went one better and actually scored with a jinn, the biyatch actually hopped in to my bed and gave me a little lovage, naturally, I had to boot that biyatch outta my sleeping pad via thw recital of relevant quranic ayahs.

Niqaabi
06-11-05, 11:18 PM
lol its not about strength really, its happened a lot, and Adam Abu Haneefa on Islamiqa already explained that the sleeping jinn isnt harmful, its just an annoying prat if you like.

Yeh :insha: everytime i go to bed i recite the three quls in my hands blow on them and then wipe over my body as well as reciting ayatul qursi.
My dad said to do wudhu before i sleep as well so :insha: i'll do that tonight and play barakah 2mrw.

One time i was lying flat (weird cos i normally sleep on my side) and it held me down for a LOONNNGGGG time, and i recited the three quls, and half of ayatul qursi, then for some reason i started reciting surah ghashiya and half way through it let me go and i shouted out "tusk ka min 'aynin aniyah" my mum was in the bathroom as well cos i heard her go in. :rolleyes:

.: Rashid :.
06-11-05, 11:20 PM
tusk ka min 'aynin aniyah

:scratch:

What does that mean? :embar:

I've stayed up too late... im gonna sleep now :nervous:

-Rashid

Katmandu
06-11-05, 11:25 PM
:salams

Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:

:jkk:

Are you certain this is a jinn? I am not doubting your claim I just want to know what they are and what they look like to protect myself. Because I believe there are jinns in my house.

Niqaabi
06-11-05, 11:38 PM
:scratch:

What does that mean? :embar:

-Rashid
They will be given to drink from a boiling spring,

humans can not see jinns so i dont know what it looks like. i dont think it is anything else as it only happens on the nights i dont wipe my bed, this can even happen if you have read surahs.
jinns are everywhere, but this isnt the type of jinn that possess you and makes you do weird things, :insha: i wont run into those kind cos then id really be scared :nervous:

Mujaheedah
07-11-05, 12:05 AM
i've heard that humans cant see jinn in their true forms, but shataans can change into the forms of dogs, snakes, and humans, when they are in the forms of humans they usually have a defect like for example the women are amazingly beautiful but one of their legs would be that of a goat or cow. and from what i've heard in the forms of humans shaytaan don't blink.

Irfan GBH
07-11-05, 01:06 AM
They don't blink? Or you mean they don't blink when you pretend your gonna punch them? (you know swing your fist at their face but stop an inch from their eyes).

Thats usefull to know, insha'Allah next time I suspect i'm talking to a jinn in disguise i'll punch it in the nose to see if it blinks:)

abdusamad
07-11-05, 01:51 AM
There are ones with a lizard like bodies in somalia... and ones wth a lower buddy that of a horse and upper body that of a humman... :s

sisterKhadija
07-11-05, 02:18 AM
Peace be with you,

The Qur’aan and Sunnah indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their existence in this life, which is to worship Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate. Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):

“And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans, except they should worship Me (Alone).” [al-Dhaariyaat 51:56].

“O assembly of jinns and mankind! Did there not come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses…?” [al-An’aam 6:130]

The world of the jinn is an independent and separate world, with its own distinct nature and features that are hidden from the world of humans. Jinns and humans have some things in common, such as the possession of understanding and the choice between the way of good and the way of evil. The word jinn comes from an Arabic root meaning “hidden from sight”. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“… Verily he [Shaytaan] and his qabeeluhu [his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe] see you from where you cannot see them…” [al-A’raaf 7:27]

Allaah has told us in His Book the essence from which the jinn were created. He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame o fire.” [al-Hijr 15:27]

“And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire.” [al-Rahmaan 55:15].

According to a hadeeth narrated by ‘Aa’ishah, the Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from fire, and Aadam was created from that which has been described to you.” (Reported by Muslim, 5314).

Types of jinn

Allaah has created different types of jinn. Among them are some who can take on different forms, such as dogs and snakes; some who are like flying winds with wings; and some who can travel and rest. Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani said: “The Messenger of Allaah http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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.” (Reported by al-Tahhaawi in Mushkil al-Athaar, 4/95, and by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer, 22/214. Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu’l-Shaykh reported it with a saheeh isnaad).

The jinn and the sons of Aadam

Every individual among the sons of Aadam has a jinn who has been appointed to be his constant companion (qareen). Ibn Mas’ood said: “The Messenger of Allaah http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘There is not one of you who does not have a jinn appointed to be his constant companion.’ They said, ‘And you too, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Me too, but Allaah has helped me and he has submitted, so that he only helps me to do good.’” (Reported by Muslim, 2814). Al-Nawawi said in his commentary on Muslim (17/175): “‘He has submitted’ … he became a believing Muslim. This is the apparent meaning. Al-Qaadi said: Know that the ummah is agreed upon the fact that the Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was protected from Shaytaan, physically and mentally, and with regard to his speech. This hadeeth contains a reference to the warning against the fitnah (temptation, trial) and whispers of the qareen (constant companion from among the jinn). We know that he is with us so we should beware of him as much as possible.”

Their powers

Allaah has given the jinn powers that he has not given to humans. Allaah has told us about some of their powers, such as the ability to move and travel quickly. An ‘ifreet from among the jinn guaranteed to the Prophet Sulaymaan (peace be upon him) that he would bring the throne of the Queen of Yemen to Jerusalem in a moment faster than that needed for a man to get up from where he was sitting. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“An ‘ifreet (strong one) from the jinns said: ‘I will bring it [her throne] to you before you rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.’ One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: ‘I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!’ – then when Sulaymaan saw it placed before him, he said, ‘This is by the Grace of my Lord…’” [al-Naml 27:39-40].

The food and drink of the jinn

The jinn eat and drink. Ibn Mas’ood said: “The Messenger of Allaah http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Someone from among the jinn called me, and I went with him and recited Qur’aan for them.’ He took us and showed us the traces of where they had been and the traces of their fires. They asked him for food and he said, ‘You can have every bone on which the name of Allaah has been mentioned that comes into your possession, as meat, and all the droppings as food for your animals.’ The Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘So do not use [these things] for cleaning yourselves [after relieving oneself], for they are the food and provision of your brothers.’” (Reported by Muslim, 450). According to another report: “A delegation of jinn from Naseebeen came to me, and what good jinn they are! They asked me for food and I prayed to Allaah for them, so that they would not pass by bones or droppings, but they would find food on them.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3571). The believing jinn may eat any bone on which the name of Allaah has been mentioned, because the Messenger http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not permit them to have anything on which Allaah’s name has not been mentioned – those are for the kuffaar among the jinn.

The beasts of the jinn

According to the hadeeth narrated by Ibn Mas’ood, that we have quoted above, the jinn asked the Messenger http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for provision, and he said to them: “…and [you can have] all the droppings as food for your animals.”

The dwelling-places of the jinn

The jinn live on this earth where we do. They are mostly to be found in ruins and unclean places like bathrooms, dunghills, garbage dumps and graveyards. Hence the Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us to take precautions when entering such places, by reciting the adhkaar (prayers) prescribed by Islam. One of these was reported by Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said: “When the Messenger of Allaah http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) entered the toilet, he would say, ‘Allaahumma innee a’oodhu bika min al-khubuthi wa’l-khabaa’ith (O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from the evil ones, male and female).’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 142; and Muslim, 375). Al-Khattaabi explained that khubuth is the plural of khabeeth (evil or dirty – masculine form), and khabaa’ith is the plural of khabeethah (evil or dirty – feminine form), and that what is meant is male and female shayaateen.

Some jinns are Muslims and some are kaafirs

Allaah tells us that some of the jinn said (interpretation of the meaning):

“ ‘And some of us are Muslims, and of us some are al-qaasitoon (disbelievers – those who have deviated from the Right Path). And whosoever has embraced Islam, then such have sought the Right Path. And as for the qaasitoon, they shall be firewood for Hell.’” [al-Jinn 72:14-15]

The Muslims among the jinn are of different levels as regards righteousness and taqwa. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“[Some jinn said:] ‘There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups, each having a different way (religious sects, etc.)’” [al-Jinn 72:11]

The story of how the first jinn of this ummah became Muslim was narrated by ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas, who said: “The Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went out with a group of his Companions heading for the marketplace of ‘Ukaaz. This was when the shayaateen were prevented from getting any news from heaven, and shooting stars had been sent against them. The shayaateen went back to their people, who said, ‘What is the matter with you?’ They said, ‘We cannot get news from heaven, and shooting stars were sent against us.’ Their people said, ‘Nothing is stopping you from hearing news from heaven except some new event that must have happened. Go and look in the east and the west of the earth, and see if you can find out what it is that is stopping you from hearing news from heaven.’ Those who went out in the direction of Tihaamah came upon the Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in Nakhlah, when he was on his way to ‘Ukaaz, and found him leading his Companions in Fajr prayer. When they heard the Qur’aan, they listened to it and said, ‘By Allaah, this is what is stopping us from hearing news from heaven.’ When they went back to their people, they said, ‘O our people, we have heard a wonderful Recital (the Qur’aan). It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allaah). [al-Jinn 72:2 – interpretation of the meaning]. Then Allaah revealed to His Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) the words (interpretation of the meaning): “Say (O Muhammad): ‘It has been revealed to me that a group of jinns listened (to this Qur’aan)…’ [al-Jinn 72:1], and Allaah revealed to him what the jinn had said.” (reported by al-Bukhaari, 731).

Their reckoning on the Day of Resurrection

The jinn will be called to account on the day of Resurrection. Mujaahid (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, concerning the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “… but the jinns know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e., they will be brought to account)” [al-Saffaat 37:158]: “They will be brought to judgement.” Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Baab Dhikr al-Jinn wa Thawaabihim wa ‘Iqaabihim.

Protection from the harm of the jinn

Because the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan), and reciting the words taught by Allaah in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayaateen (devils). And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.’” [al-Mu’minoon 23:97-98]

Saying Bismillaah (in the Name of Allaah) before entering one’s home, before eating or drinking, and before having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allaah before entering the toilet or taking off one’s clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person’s ‘awrah or harming him, as the Prophet http://muslimconverts.com/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the ‘awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillaah’ when entering the toilet.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3611).

Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, ‘You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?’ He said, ‘No, by Allaah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.’ The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘Recite, ‘Allaah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…’ [Aayat al-Kursi – al-Baqarah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning]. The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytaan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.’” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 3247).

This is a brief summary about the jinn, and their nature and characteristics. Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.


Peace,


sisterKhadija

musalimah
07-11-05, 02:47 AM
SubhanAllah....I m sooo scared like cuz i myself have heard lots of stories may Allah(SWT) protect us all. Ameen.

Lock ur doors at the time of magrib as the devils dpread out but they cannot enter locked doors. ( Authenticated source InshaAllah).

Plus its very benefitial for u to recite soorah faathiha at nite that helps a lot too InshaAllah.

Bizza
07-11-05, 03:54 AM
I have also had many experiences with them! Unfortunately.
They mainly come and hold me down during sleep.
I too thought this was "sleep paralysis" as suggested.
I also thought that this was because I may have been cutting my circulation off by wrapping myself up with the blanket! Which does suffocate you sometimes! (Innow it's dumb!).

But after much research (and believe me I have read and seen doctors about this), I have come to the conclusion that this is a "force" created by an unseen entity. Obviously the Jin, since humans can't leave their graves and this leaves the "human" spirit out! Unless a prophet comes to you, that's different! You WILL know then!

I also found that the recitals mentioned WORK!
I even communıcated wıth Jınns many many years ago and was told that I had alot of power!

Someone Else
07-11-05, 05:01 AM
While believing that this condition is caused by a Jinn might give you a bit of a supernatural thrill, I think it's much more likely to be a form of sleep disorder known as sleep paralysis. That it occurs on days when your sleep routine is disturbed (by being hot enough to necessitate getting up to open the window, for example) would further support this theory.

See http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/paralysis.html for more information. Also, a quick google of "sleep paralysis" would give you a multitude of links to help you on your way.

Salahudin
07-11-05, 05:05 AM
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My dad said to do wudhu before i sleep as well so :insha: i'll do that tonight and play barakah 2mrw.

Sis insha'Allah that is a good advice.

I've been hearing stories like this recently, may Allah(swt) protect us always!

I pray that this doesn't happen to you again, Insha'Allah! amiin

Jael
07-11-05, 08:32 AM
Matthew 28:17

And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.



Acts 16:30

And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.



Philippians 2:9

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;



Jude 1:9

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.



The verses I quoted above are just an example of what is taught in the Bible about evil. I remember once ( years ago ) I laid in bed and seen images of three beings of some sort and it was as if I was paralyzed, I just couldn’t move at all. But because I had had a Christian upbringing as a child, I remembered what I had been taught about Jesus having all power and that everything was under his command and had to obey him. So I prayed, In the name of Jesus, I rebuke you evil demons and commanded them to leave, They obeyed and never returned.



I know that all of you here are Muslims, well at least I believe you are; and I also know that most dislike Christians, but if your really scared of those Jinn’s or demons as we call them, you might want to do the same as I did, as it is a sure thing. Now I know one has to believe in Jesus, or at least I believe they do; then this could work for you.

The reason I said; or at least I believe they do is because of one verse that is in the Bible that Jesus said. Here it is;



John 14:11

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.



Now some of the works that Jesus did was to cast out demons and I believe that if you would believe that he can do that for you, it would be done.



Jael

.: Anna :.
07-11-05, 02:39 PM
salams

I think this happened to me only once ever when I was about 8
yeah sis insha allah do the bakarah and keep doing ur maoodhatayn & everything b4 u sleep
sounds reli bad and annoying
i wd b scared :(
insha allah u will be ok!!
Jins shud know not 2 mess wiv u!! :mujahida:

Griffith
07-11-05, 02:49 PM
Even science does'nt know the true origins of sleep paralysis. Is it me, or is there alot of members on this forum who have experienced being held down by a....Jinn?

Niqaabi
07-11-05, 08:48 PM
salams

I think this happened to me only once ever when I was about 8
yeah sis insha allah do the bakarah and keep doing ur maoodhatayn & everything b4 u sleep
sounds reli bad and annoying
i wd b scared :(
insha allah u will be ok!!
Jins shud know not 2 mess wiv u!! :mujahida:
of course they shudnt mess with me :badguy:

Niqaabi
17-04-06, 12:35 AM
~BUMP~ for bro Sajid, my jinn-annoyed mate ;)

Big_H99369
22-04-06, 04:40 AM
Asalamo Aleikum Wr Wb,

You know what really intrests me ... JINN stories :D , there very interesting, so why not make a thread, sharing them, im sure there already has been one, but what the heck,

mine:

first time i began to pray fajr, alarm rings, im too lazy to get up, rings again, i shrug it off theeeen, something drops water or trickes water on my face, wasnt real water, but felt sooooooo much like so, i began to wipe my face and got annoyed, finally it trinkled more, so i jumped outta bed in fright ... nothing there, so i prayed fajr :)

John The Revelator
22-04-06, 04:59 AM
Asalamo Aleikum Wr Wb,

You know what really intrests me ... JINN stories :D , there very interesting, so why not make a thread, sharing them, im sure there already has been one, but what the heck,

mine:

first time i began to pray fajr, alarm rings, im too lazy to get up, rings again, i shrug it off theeeen, something drops water or trickes water on my face, wasnt real water, but felt sooooooo much like so, i began to wipe my face and got annoyed, finally it trinkled more, so i jumped outta bed in fright ... nothing there, so i prayed fajr :)

That sounds like the Jinn actually helped you in that case. Maybe it were angels doing that to you.

MangoChutney
22-04-06, 05:26 AM
i think there was a thread posted by sajid a while back....it was something to do with jinns choking them in their sleep....

Alhamdulillah i have never encountered a jinn. :hidban:

Akib
22-04-06, 03:44 PM
i really wanna know how they live... even though they sometimes scare me...

Qa'Qa bin Amr
22-04-06, 04:02 PM
If u want some Jinn experiences..go out into deserted places..ie Mountains, deserts, jungles..im sure theyll be more than happy to welcome ya :D :D

RaNdOm
22-04-06, 05:16 PM
lol it really scares and interests me at the same time too....:rolleyes:

before i couldnt even stand the word 'jinn' being uttered without me going into a state of fear and panic....i couldnt even ever use the character jin in tekken cos i were so scared....but lol alhumdulillah am better now...cos when u start learning more about them it doesnt seem so scary :)

i still have my weak days though, and abu sulaiman takes advantage of it and starts walking around and suddenly start saying JINN JINN JINN...im like ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO STAY AWAY FROM MEEEEE :55: but noooo that'd never happen

we used to live right next to woods, they were our neighbours...:rubeyes: ...dont know how i survived it there....if anything ever got misplaced, my immediate thoughts would be of 'them' ...once there was sumt really freaky that happened there though, it was like 4am and we're all asleep...then half way through ma sleep i hear like banging...im like huh? and then it gets louder and louder....someone or something was knocking on our front door....after a while it went quiet and i went and asked my mum, my dad wasnt home so everyone was like :rubeyes: ....then my mum was like i dont know who or what it was everyone read their surahs and go to sleep....but then this time it was scratching on the front door...everyone was too scared to look outside but everyone was panicked (this is where an older brother would have REALLY come in useful)....the noise stopped and no1 knew what to do...then its like BANG! on the back window this time....and someones like knocking really hard on the back window...like almost so hard that it smash the glass....then my lil bro started crying...then more scratching....then my mum turned on the light...and the second she did that....everything stopped....no more sounds, the silence made it even more eery though....and from that day we've never found out what happened....

lol but all my friends like scarin me, cos i always feel like im bein watched...hmm anyway we were on the train once around midnight and everyone was talking about epping forest and how its menta be proper haunted ...i was like SHUT UP!....then while i was freakin out the train stopped and we were gonna get off....then my friend stopped suddenly and was like :shock: ....i go WHAT WHAT?!?!...proper scared... and then she goes the...the ..the DOORS JUST OPENED BY THEMSELVES....i swear i felt like killin her lol n everyone on the train burst out laffin i was like :embar: :spunch: ...

lol pagal ladoos friends try and scare her too, when shes home alone and they ring...theyre like PL...theres a jinn behind u and shes like :rubeyes: ...and stuff like my mums just putting JINN-ger in the salan:rotfl: lol actually watching her get scared is proper funny sometimes

i think fear stems from the sense of the unknown....if like we could see them it wouldnt be as scary i reckon, but cos u never know whats going on...its not only unpredictable...but it makes them harder to understand...i think that some muslims today like to brush away topics on magick and jinns though...but they dont think that the only way we'll become less fearful and know what to do to protect ourselves is if we learn...

i've watched videos of exorcisms and people doing magick and admittedly getting sleep after them was a little difficult...lol still sometimes the magicians face appears infronta my eyes when im drifting off :zzz: @) but learning from em has made my fear less.....if ya think im bad now u shuda seen me a year ago...

lol but alhumdulillah nothing like major has ever happened to me and inshAllah wont....although...right now..... the books on this bed just fell off magically....:rubeyes: ....hmmm are u thinking what im thinking? :bang: :badguy: :boom: :bangbang: :mujahida: :torture:

PaGaL~LaDo0
22-04-06, 07:12 PM
hu in da v0rld iz g0nna b b0rdard 2 rd ur rbzh p0zt rnd0m jee :D @)

hahahah i red it lo0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0l :rofl1::rubeyes:

innit man memba ven d@ appnd dwn r 0ld 0uze d@ v0z 1 scry tng n ezpcly c0z 0f v0t v0z appnin @ d@ tym innit :rubeyes:

shurrruppp maaan d@ v0oz vel scry ven dey scrd me n kpt syin JINN-ger :crying: bt dnt v0ri man i iz brave nw!!! i ad ma vegtblez ;) :nuts:

sajid
22-04-06, 07:14 PM
talking bout jinn experiences now on NOOR RADIO www.noorradio.com

ur_yusra
22-04-06, 07:26 PM
talking bout jinn experiences now on NOOR RADIO www.noorradio.com (http://www.noorradio.com)

Now is when exactly..??

Also are jinns really something we should dwell so much upon..

just out of interest.. I mean I find it interesting too...

but should we really be so concerned about them or are we just paranoid?

LiveIslam
22-04-06, 07:36 PM
i went back home to bangladesh i think i was in yr 7. anyways i was sleeping with my antie and my mum and my grand ma was sleeping in the same room but in a different bed, it was abt 2-3am and i heard this person peeling sumthing, i dnt knw what it was but it was so scary. i thought it was my grand ma, but i was thinking why wud she be peeling at the middle of the night for. it was more scary as it was near our bed so i put my feet up in case some1 pulled me by my feet. after the noise just stop


Then ...........................

there was a lady outside the gate screaming and banging on the gate i was so scared that i was sweating and crying she wouldnt stop banging and it was getting louder, she was banging the gate like she wanted to break it and get in the house. then all of a sudden everything went quite.

A cat started to scream, when i heard that i had a heart attack i idnt know what this thing was a lady or a cat. i was pinching my auntie but she wouldnt wake up. that proberly was the worst night of my life i thought i was going to die.:(

Abu' Maryam
22-04-06, 07:41 PM
lol it really scares and interests me at the same time too....:rolleyes:

before i couldnt even stand the word 'jinn' being uttered without me going into a state of fear and panic....i couldnt even ever use the character jin in tekken cos i were so scared....but lol alhumdulillah am better now...cos when u start learning more about them it doesnt seem so scary :)
True indeed, the more we learn- the more we understand and things start to make sense. :)

lol but all my friends like scarin me, cos i always feel like im bein watched...hmm anyway we were on the train once around midnight and everyone was talking about epping forest and how its menta be proper haunted ...i was like SHUT UP!....then while i was freakin out the train stopped and we were gonna get off....then my friend stopped suddenly and was like :shock: ....i go WHAT WHAT?!?!...proper scared... and then she goes the...the ..[B]the DOORS JUST OPENED BY THEMSELVES....i swear i felt like killin her lol n everyone on the train burst out laffin i was like :embar: :spunch: ...
:D :rotfl:

lol pagal ladoos friends try and scare her too, when shes home alone and they ring...theyre like PL...theres a jinn behind u and shes like :rubeyes: ...and stuff like my mums just putting JINN-ger in the salan:rotfl: lol actually watching her get scared is proper funny sometimes
:D


hu in da v0rld iz g0nna b b0rdard 2 rd ur rbzh p0zt rnd0m jee :D @)
Me, I was bothered to read the post- and it wasn't rubbish, far from it :masha: . :)

PaGaL~LaDo0
22-04-06, 07:46 PM
True indeed, the more we learn- the more we understand and things start to make sense. :)

:D :rotfl:

:D


Me, I was bothered to read the post- and it wasn't rubbish, far from it :masha: . :)

:crying: twaz a j0k :(

Salman Al-Farsi
22-04-06, 07:48 PM
a jinn came to visit me one night, sat in front of me with his legs crossed while i was in bed.

we stared at each other for a while and basically i ve never been mentally stable since.

Salman Al-Farsi
22-04-06, 07:50 PM
btw i dont believe anyone can see a jinn without a miraclous action or paranormal activity.

Qa'Qa bin Amr
22-04-06, 07:52 PM
btw i dont believe anyone can see a jinn without a miraclous action or paranormal activity.
Whyyyy?

Medinahgirl
22-04-06, 07:53 PM
:salams

oooohhh...gots lots of them but alhumdulillah alhumdulilah alhumdulilah never happened to me...thatz why i m thanking Allah so much!

Well....one of my friend...her dad passed away...and it was only after few days her sis was cleaning the garden......with her two lil kids....!

All of a sudden a leaf falls down...and she looks up....she sees her father.....in the form a very scary old man with long white beard and long nails......walking down from the stairs....and it even signed her to come.....she was so scared that she took her kids.....didnt even wear the Abaya and ran off....!

It happened in Taif....and Taif has a lot of Jinns as i have heard!

well...another one was....when a lady called one of my friends....and asked her if she can come....my friend agreed....when she entered the house...she wanted to give her salaam the first time..but she cudnt...she tried to give her salaam three times but she failed....then when she left the room to inform her mom the lady has arrived....and came back to the lady in the guest room....she saw a black fat jinn sitting instead of the lady.....!!!!

Her voice didnt come out.....and she ran away to her mom....!!!

It seemed that the lady was occupied by a bad jinn who was diverting her to become a kafir...my friend found out that later......! the lady's own son was scared of her.....May Allah cure her inshAllah!!!

My friend was on bed for days...and even her lil bro who saw it with her.....!!!

Salaam

Salman Al-Farsi
22-04-06, 07:57 PM
Whyyyy?

because we cannot establish truth of a matter beyond our senses. If poeple have seen a jinn, it is most likely figment of their imagination or 'block' of fear.

Salman Al-Farsi
22-04-06, 08:10 PM
Fear is a serious problem from which weak and under-developed people suffer.

When fear haunt a person, it paralyses his memory, and his faculty of distinction, then his noblest qualities disappear and he would b somehow mentally deranged to the extent that he will unable to judge things.

The most dangerous kind is the fear from delusions or Jinns as if when seeing a tree, man imagines it to a scary beast, or, if he sees a column, he takes it to be a Jinn of which he should run away. Such kind of fear is restricted to those whose brains are weak either because of incomplete development of the brain, because of not having adequate information for linking it with the facts. This is remedied by thorough discussion and explanation in order to enable them to comprehend the true nature of things or by conveying to them ideas related to objects they fear, provided that such ideas produce them a sensory effect. Through this treatment they either get cured by get rid of the fear altogether or gradually reducing it until the person is recovered.

Our belief in the existence of Jinnat is based on certainty which comes from the definitive knowledge via the Quran, just like the knowledge of existence of Angels. The knowledge we have of Jinnat or Angels is purely what Allah Azz wa jal has informed us thru the Kitaab and the Nabi (saw). Our limited minds are simply not able to percieve what is beyond us, we only know the attributes of Jinnat from the decisive knowledge of Islam.

So when someone claims they have seen a Jinn (without paranormal or thru karamat) it cannot be established if its a Jinn or just figment of imagination due to under developed or weak mind or the person is suffering from fear.

aamilah
22-04-06, 08:13 PM
btw i dont believe anyone can see a jinn.

Not in orginal form...

Im sure there has been a thread about this already coz i remember posting in it but what the heck.. I'll say it again...

I believe I have "encountered" (hehe sounds so freaky that word :D) jinns many a times.

Once, I must have been about 7 or 8 years old, it was in the Summer holidays and usually, our families would visit relatives each weekend, spend it with a different relative. ANYWAY, one day during the holidays, we were at my phuppy's (aunt's) house and the oldies were getting bored so they thought lets go visit someone.

Just down the rd from my phuppy's house there was another relative and that time, all we knew was that there was one weird cousin of ours living in that house. We used to be frightened to death of actually going anywhere near that place and naturally felt unrest just walking past the house.

We got to the house and her mother opened the door so myself and cousins like good little kiddies gave salaams to everyone and sat down. We thought PHEW she aint here.

BUT THEN

"Beti (daughter) would you come down... look who has come to meet you?" shouted her mother from the staircase.

Me and my cousins froze. We never knew exactly what was wrong with her, we just heard she was very ill but from other kids we heard she had a habit of acting quite weirdly!

We cud here her coming down the stairs and as we heard each step, our heart beats were becoming faster and faster.

"Assalaamu 'alaykum everyone!" she said walking through

Me and my cousins looked at eachother.. she doesnt seem so bad.. silly friends were just saying stuff to get us scared, I thought.... well so I thought.

She must have been about 15 yrs old max. There is a custom where anyone who comes into the room must shake the hands of all present in that room and give them individual salaams. So my cousin started on her rounds... we noticed her smiley face suddenly turn upside down while she was syain salaam but didnt think too much of it.

When she came to shake my mums hands, we heard the most terrifying deep voice "assalaamu 'alaykum!" it said... and it was coming from my cousin.

All of us at that point just froze and mum quickly let go of her hand from her!! My eyes just popped out thinking WAT THE :rubeyes:

It started saying "Get out just get out!" My cousin's eyes turned bloodshot red n she started crawling like a dog on the floor n making howling noises.

My mum and aunt grabbed me and my cousins and ran straight out the door. We could still hear the scary voice from way away from the house!

That was freaky!!

My aunty once saw her arm stretch to the other side of the room just to switch the lights off!! :rubeyes: :rubeyes: :rubeyes:

She's better now tho alhamdulillah and married and has two beautiful girls. But stil whenever I meet her, despite us being close now, I still feel somewhat cautious n still feel I would probably have a heart attack if I was alone in a room with her....

Arifa
22-04-06, 08:14 PM
Okay here's a TRUE EVENT from me.

There was this one girl in my school, and she claimed she had a jinn with her.

She TOLD me how her dad had lived in a grave (i.e.Inside the Earth) for 40 days so he could get to know all the types of Jinnaat (Good and Bad) and he made one of them his companions (Good one) and brought Good ones back for his wife and each member of his family (which included my friend aswell)...

Oh yeah he had only 5 pieces of bread and 5 bottles of water which he had to savour throughout the entire period of time. (i.e. One piece of bread+one bottle of water every 8 days).

SHE CLAIMS (emphasis added) that her Jinn is a female and she even attended her Jinns wedding in her house. Also SHE CLAIMED that her Jinn goes everywhere with her and tells her secrets about people etc.

My reaction: :zzz:

But then...ONCE...I caught her in the dark; talking to no one.

ur_yusra
22-04-06, 08:15 PM
because we cannot establish truth of a matter beyond our senses. If poeple have seen a jinn, it is most likely figment of their imagination or 'block' of fear.

hmmm its a difficult one.. my personal opinion based on my own experiences is jinns live in another dimension to us.. we cannot see them in THIS dimension.. but sometimes we can switch zones and we can see them.. except the sound frequency etc is all different.. in this 'other' dimension there is a continuous buzzing noise..

subhanAllah..

:up:

Qa'Qa bin Amr
22-04-06, 08:17 PM
because we cannot establish truth of a matter beyond our senses. If poeple have seen a jinn, it is most likely figment of their imagination or 'block' of fear.
How about this Hadith then..Satan are Jinn no?

Al Bukhari(R.A.) recorded the following hadith in his Sahih from Abu Huraira(R.A.), in the chapter on the virtues of the Quraan:
Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A.): Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) deputed me to keep Sadaqat (Al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A someone came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) stealthily. I took hold of him and said, "By Allah, I will take you to Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) ." He said, "I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need." I released him.

In the morning Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked me, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle ! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go."

Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, "Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again."

I believed that he would show up again as Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, "I will definitely take you to Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) . He said, "Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again." I pitied him and let him go.

In the morning Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked me, "What did your prisoner do." I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free."

Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, "Verily, he told you a lie and he will return."

I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, "I will surely take you to Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come." He said, "(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you." I asked, "What are they?" He replied, "Whenever you go to bed, recite "Ayat-al-Kursi" 'Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum'(Allah, there is none worthy of worship but He, the Ever Living the One Who sustains and protects all that exists.) [Surah Al Baqarah Ayah 255 (Ayat-ul-Kursi) ] till you finish the whole verse. If you do so Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. " So, I released him.

In the morning, Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I replied, "He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go."

Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked, "What are they?" I replied, "He said to me, 'Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end "Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum".' He further said to me, 'If you do so, Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.'

(Abu Huraira(R.A.) or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds.

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, "He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?" Abu Huraira(R.A.) said, "No." He said, "It was Satan." [Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 3, Book 38, Number 505]

1muslimah
22-04-06, 08:22 PM
Salamu Alaykum!

This topic is so interesting, but, alhamdulilah!- I've never encountered a jinn before. I've heard many stories, dunno whether they're false or true. I know of a shaikh who has a lot of experience with jinns, Shaikh Tauheed, from Vancouver Canada. He's usually called over when someone's possessed by a jinn, he says a few du'as and the jinn usually immediatley departs! I've heard of some place here in Canada, it's sort of like a deserted road, people claim that jinns roam the area, some family friends thought it'd be fun to drive up there, when they told us the story of wht happened..it sounded like a terrifying place,,nothing actually happned to them- which was good,,they just sat in their car and heard strange sounds..well i'm out!

M'Salam- Aysha:)

Salman Al-Farsi
22-04-06, 08:31 PM
How about this Hadith then..Satan are Jinn no?

Al Bukhari(R.A.) recorded the following hadith in his Sahih from Abu Huraira(R.A.), in the chapter on the virtues of the Quraan:
Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A.): Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) deputed me to keep Sadaqat (Al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A someone came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) stealthily. I took hold of him and said, "By Allah, I will take you to Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) ." He said, "I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need." I released him.

In the morning Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked me, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle ! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go."

Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, "Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again."

I believed that he would show up again as Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, "I will definitely take you to Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) . He said, "Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again." I pitied him and let him go.

In the morning Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked me, "What did your prisoner do." I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free."

Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, "Verily, he told you a lie and he will return."

I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, "I will surely take you to Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come." He said, "(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you." I asked, "What are they?" He replied, "Whenever you go to bed, recite "Ayat-al-Kursi" 'Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum'(Allah, there is none worthy of worship but He, the Ever Living the One Who sustains and protects all that exists.) [Surah Al Baqarah Ayah 255 (Ayat-ul-Kursi) ] till you finish the whole verse. If you do so Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. " So, I released him.

In the morning, Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I replied, "He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go."

Allah's Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked, "What are they?" I replied, "He said to me, 'Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end "Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum".' He further said to me, 'If you do so, Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.'

(Abu Huraira(R.A.) or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds.

The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, "He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?" Abu Huraira(R.A.) said, "No." He said, "It was Satan." [Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 3, Book 38, Number 505]

Absolutely correct bro.

However Abu Hurrairah (ra) could never have known it was the Shaytan until the Prophet of Allah (Swt) told him.

As I said previously there are some attributes of Shaytan or possibly Jinnat that we know of thru the Quran and Nabi (saw), such as their ability to misguide people thru the Waswasa or whispers. Therfore we should always seek refuge from the whispers of Shaytaan.

cheeky
22-04-06, 11:08 PM
Oh boy :smack:

Abu' Maryam
22-04-06, 11:15 PM
:crying: twaz a j0k :(
I know little one, I know- now lets have less of the glumness please. :)

Qa'Qa bin Amr
23-04-06, 02:44 AM
Absolutely correct bro.

However Abu Hurrairah (ra) could never have known it was the Shaytan until the Prophet of Allah (Swt) told him.

As I said previously there are some attributes of Shaytan or possibly Jinnat that we know of thru the Quran and Nabi (saw), such as their ability to misguide people thru the Waswasa or whispers. Therfore we should always seek refuge from the whispers of Shaytaan.
Aye, but we also therefore learn from this hadith that Shaytaan, which are jinn...made of fire..can take up other forms..ie even Human. So wudnt u say its possible they can take up forms which aye maybe not beyond our senses and mind to comprehend?

PaGaL~LaDo0
23-04-06, 11:49 AM
I know little one, I know- now lets have less of the glumness please. :)

lo00ol

:hidban: :hidban: :D twaz a j0k @) :hidban: :hidban: beta??? :D

Abdul-Curim
23-04-06, 01:02 PM
Question :
I have read your explanation on Jinn (Reference No: 2340 ).
Can you please explain further, such as Jinn’s Life style, Housing, Children, Family life, Prayers (i. e. is it like ours), Burial after death, is normal Haram and Halal things applicable?, Do they fight each other like human, Categories (i. e. like ours blacks, Europeans, this country that country etc), do they effected by natural things like Rain, Winds, Earthquakes etc... Answer :
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly:
The jinn are part of the creation of Allaah, and they are His slaves who are accountable and subject to commands and prohibitions, just like human beings. There are believers, disbelievers and evildoers among them. Those of them who do good will enter Paradise and those who do evil will deserve to be punished. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And I (Allaah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)”
[al-Dhaariyaat 51:56]
And Allaah says concerning the jinn (interpretation of the meaning):

“‘There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups having different ways (religious sects).’”

[al-Jinn 72:11]

“And of us some are Muslims (who have submitted to Allaah, after listening to this Qur’aan), and of us some are Al‑Qaasitoon (disbelievers those who have deviated from the Right Path). And whosoever has embraced Islam (i.e. has become a Muslim by submitting to Allaah), then such have sought the Right Path.

15. And as for the Qaasitoon (disbelievers who deviated from the Right Path), they shall be firewood for Hell”

[al-Jinn 72:14, 15]
With regard to their being accountable and subject to commands and prohibitions, the scholars are unanimously agreed that they are accountable. Some of the scholars suggested that the accountability to which they are subject is exactly the same as that to which human beings are subject, whilst others suggested that their accountability is in accordance with their abilities and capabilities. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
They are enjoined concerning basic matters and minor issues according to their nature; they are not like human beings in essence and reality, so the commands and prohibitions to which they are subject are not like those to which humans are subject, but they have in common with humans, the fact that they are subject commands and prohibitions, and rulings on what is permitted and what is forbidden. Concerning this I know of no dispute among the Muslims. End quote.
Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 4/233.

With regard to their lives and dwelling places, they are like all other creatures, they have their own lives, they get married and produce offspring. Allaah says of Iblees (Interpretation of the meaning):

“Will you then take him (Iblees) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you?”
[al-Kahf 15:50]
With regard to their dwellings, they often gather in ruins and unclean places like toilets and garbage dumps. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “These toilets are haunted (inhabited by devils), so when anyone of you goes to the toilet let him say, ‘A’oodhu Billaahi min al-khubthi wa’l-khabaa’ith (I seek refuge Allaah from the male and female devils).” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 6; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah, 1070.
With regard to the phrase al-khubthi wa’l-kabaa’ith (translated above as “male and female devils”), it has been suggested that al-khubth may mean evil and al-khabaa’ith may mean evil spirits, which includes both male and female devils.
There is no doubt that the jinn die, for they are included in the words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning):
“Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish”
[al-Rahmaan 55:26]
It should be noted that the world of the jinn is the world of the unseen, and we do not know anything about it except that which Allaah has told us in His Book or on the lips of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
Based on this, we cannot say anything about them except that which has been narrated in the texts of Islam; anything other than that is hidden from us. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And follow not (O man, i.e., say not, or do not, or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily, the hearing, and the sight, and the heart of each of those ones will be questioned (by Allaah)”
[al-Isra’ 17:36]
For more information on this topic, see the book ‘Aalim al-Jinn wa’l-Shayateen by Dr ‘Umar Sulaymaan al-Ashqar.
[Translator’s note: this book is available in English under the title The World of the Jinn and Devils in the Light of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, published as Vol. 3 of the Islamic Creed Series by the International Islamic Publishing House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.]
It should be noted that Allaah has given us information about the jinn and other creatures for our benefit, and what He has concealed from us we do not need to know. If knowing that was essential for us, Allaah would have told us. Hence we should not concern ourselves with such matters or look into the mysteries of the jinn which can only be known through revelation.
What a person should ask about is his religion, its acts of worship and beliefs, what he should do, and other important matters which have been enjoined or forbidden, so that he can be a true slave of Allaah.
In the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) we have a good example. They did not ask the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about such matters in which there is no benefit in knowing and no harm in not knowing.
I ask Allaah to bless us with beneficial knowledge and enable us to do righteous deeds.
And Allaah knows best.


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Abdul-Curim
23-04-06, 01:07 PM
Question :


Can the jinn appear in human form? Do the jinn have a real form?.
Answer :

Praise be to Allaah. The question is composed of two parts.
1 – Do the jinn appear in human form?
2 – Do the jinn have a real form?
With regard to the first question, it may be said:
Firstly: it should be noted that the basic principle concerning the jinn is that they are concealed from mankind, hence they are called jinn, because the Arabic root janna refers to a single original meaning which is to cover and conceal, as Ibn Faaris said in Maqaayees al-Lughah. The jinn are so called because they are concealed from mankind, and the foetus is called janeen in Arabic because he is concealed in his mother’s womb, and a garden is called jannah because it is concealed by trees, and an insane person is called majnoon because his mind is covered, and so on in all derivations from this root.
Allaah has told us of this when He said (interpretation of the meaning):
“O Children of Adam! Let not Shaytaan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents [Adam and Hawwaa’ (Eve)] out of Paradise, stripping them of their raiments, to show them their private parts. Verily, he and Qabeeluhu (his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them”
[al-A’raaf 7:27]
Secondly: can they appear in human form?

The answer to that is that it is proven in the Sunnah and from real life that the jinn appear in different forms, such as the forms of people and animals, etc. Among the clearest evidence of that from the Sunnah is the story narrated by al-Bukhaari (3275) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) put me in charge of guarding the zakaah of Ramadaan. Someone came to me and started scooping up some of the food, and I said, “By Allaah, I will take you to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” He complained of being in need and having dependents, so Abu Hurayrah took pity on him and let him go. This happened three times, and on the third occasion, Abu Hurayrah said: “I will take you to the Messenger of Allaah. This is the third time and each time you say that you will not come back, then you come back.” He said, “Let me go and I will teach you something by means of which Allaah will benefit you.” I said: “What is it?” he said: “When you go to bed, recite Aayat al-Kursi, ‘Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyoom (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists)…’ [al-Baqarah 2:255] until you complete the verse, then you will always have a protector from Allaah, and no devil will come near you until morning comes. So I let him go, and the next morning I told the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) what had happened. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He told you the truth, although he is a liar. Do you know who you have been speaking to for three nights, O Abu Hurayrah?” He said: “No.” He said: “That was a devil (a shaytaan).”
Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in al-Fath: This hadeeth teaches us a number of things… that one of the characteristics of the Shaytaan is lying, and that he may appear in various forms that may be seen, and that the words of Allaah, “Verily, he and Qabeeluhu (his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them” [al-A’raaf 7:27], apply to when he is in the form with which he was created.

It was narrated that the Shaytaan appeared to Quraysh in the form of Suraaqah ibn Maalik ibn Ju’sham and encouraged them to fight the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). That happened during the battle of Badr. Ibn Jareer al-Tabari narrated in his Tafseer (12564) that ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr said:
When Quraysh decided to march, mention was made of what was between them and Bani Bakr – i.e., war – and that almost made them change their minds. Then Iblees appeared to them in the form of Suraaqah ibn Ju’sham al-Madlaji, who was one of the nobles of Banu Kinaanah, and said: “I will protect you against Kinaanah so that Kinaanah will not be able to do you any harm.” So they went ahead with their plan. This was also quoted by Ibn Katheer in al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah, 5/62.
In Saheeh Muslim (2236) it is narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “In Madeenah there is a group of the jinn who have become Muslim, so whoever sees any of these creatures let him give it a warning three times, then if it appears after that he may kill it, for it is a devil.”
The word translated as “creatures” here refers to kinds of snakes that appear in houses; they are not to be killed until they have been given a warning three times, because they may be jinn. See Ghareeb al-Hadeeth by Ibn al-Atheer.
Al-Nawawi said: What this means is that if they do not disappear after being warned, then they are not the kind of creatures that inhabit houses and they are not among the jinn who have become Muslim, rather that is a devil so there is no sin on you if you kill it and Allaah will never give the Shaytaan a way to prevail over you by taking revenge, unlike the creatures (snakes) and jinn who have become Muslim. And Allaah knows best. Sharh Muslim, 14/236.
There have been many such incidents. Shaykh al-Islam (Ibn Taymiyah) said: The jinn may appear in human and animal form, so they may appear as snakes and scorpions etc, or in the form of camels, cattle, sheep, horses, mules and donkeys, or in the form of birds, or in the form of humans, as the Shaytaan came to Quraysh in the form of Suraaqah ibn Maalik ibn Ju’sham when they wanted to set out for Badr. Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19/44.
Thirdly: The jinn have led many people astray by appearing in the forms of awliya’ (“saints”) and righteous people etc. Shaykh al-Islam said: The Shaytaan often appears in the form of the person who is being called upon and asked for help, if he is dead or sometimes if he is alive, without the person who called upon him realizing it. Indeed the Shaytaan may appear in his form and the misguided mushrik who is seeking that person’s help may think that the person himself has responded to him when in fact it is the Shaytaan. This also happens to the kuffaar who seek the help of those of whom they think well, whether they are dead or alive, such as the Christians who seek the help of George or others of their saints, and it happens to those so-called Muslims who commit shirk and follow misguidance by seeking the help of those who are dead or absent. The Shaytaan appears to them in the form of the one upon whom they call, without him realizing that… More than one person has told me that they sought my help, and each of them told me a different story. I told each one of them that I did not answer any one of them and I did not know that they were seeking my help. It was said that this was an angel, but I said: Angels do not help mushriks, rather that was a devil who wanted to misguide him.
Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19/47-48.
One of the greatest ways in which a Muslim may seek help against the devils is to “fortify” himself with adhkaar and reciting Aayat al-Kursiy, as stated in the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah quoted above.
See also questions no. 22816 (http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&QR=22816). 12715 (http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&QR=12715) and 42073 (http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&QR=42073).

With regard to the second part of the question, which is whether the jinn have a true form:
With regard to this matter of photographs of the jinn, which have fascinated many people and become widespread on some websites, it is not possible to verify the authenticity of what is in these websites, especially nowadays when people are highly skilled in producing in all kinds of deceptive pictures. Moreover researching such matters brings no spiritual or worldly benefit and serves no purpose. It is better to occupy oneself with things that will bring spiritual or worldly benefit such as reading and understanding what is in the Qur’aan and the saheeh Sunnah, and what a person needs to know and do of correct belief and worship, and the proper attitude and etiquette which the Muslim should develop, and so on. It should also be noted that publishing pictures of animate beings is haraam according to sharee’ah as is stated in the texts. See questions no. 13633 (http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&QR=13633), 10668 (http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&QR=10668) and 7918 (http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&QR=7918).
We ask Allaah to protect you and raise you in status and forgive your sins and bless you with knowledge and good deeds, for He is the Best One to be asked.
May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.


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Abdul-Curim
23-04-06, 01:10 PM
Question :


I have read in the Holy Qur'an what a jinn is, but I really don't understand what they really are. Can you please send me more information on them.
Peace be unto you!
Answer :


Praise be to Allaah.
The Qur’aan and Sunnah indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their existence in this life, which is to worship Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate. Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):
“And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans, except they should worship Me (Alone).” [al-Dhaariyaat 51:56].
“O assembly of jinns and mankind! Did there not come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses…?” [al-An’aam 6:130]
The world of the jinn is an independent and separate world, with its own distinct nature and features that are hidden from the world of humans. Jinns and humans have some things in common, such as the possession of understanding and the choice between the way of good and the way of evil. The word jinn comes from an Arabic root meaning “hidden from sight”. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“… Verily he [Shaytaan] and his qabeeluhu [his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe] see you from where you cannot see them…” [al-A’raaf 7:27]
Allaah has told us in His Book the essence from which the jinn were created. He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame o fire.” [al-Hijr 15:27]
“And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire.” [al-Rahmaan 55:15].
According to a hadeeth narrated by ‘Aa’ishah, the Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from fire, and Aadam was created from that which has been described to you.” (Reported by Muslim, 5314).
Types of jinn
Allaah has created different types of jinn. Among them are some who can take on different forms, such as dogs and snakes; some who are like flying winds with wings; and some who can travel and rest. Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani said: “The Messenger of Allaah http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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.” (Reported by al-Tahhaawi in Mushkil al-Athaar, 4/95, and by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer, 22/214. Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu’l-Shaykh reported it with a saheeh isnaad).
The jinn and the sons of Aadam
Every individual among the sons of Aadam has a jinn who has been appointed to be his constant companion (qareen). Ibn Mas’ood said: “The Messenger of Allaah http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘There is not one of you who does not have a jinn appointed to be his constant companion.’ They said, ‘And you too, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Me too, but Allaah has helped me and he has submitted, so that he only helps me to do good.’” (Reported by Muslim, 2814). Al-Nawawi said in his commentary on Muslim (17/175): “‘He has submitted’ … he became a believing Muslim. This is the apparent meaning. Al-Qaadi said: Know that the ummah is agreed upon the fact that the Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was protected from Shaytaan, physically and mentally, and with regard to his speech. This hadeeth contains a reference to the warning against the fitnah (temptation, trial) and whispers of the qareen (constant companion from among the jinn). We know that he is with us so we should beware of him as much as possible.”
Their powers
Allaah has given the jinn powers that he has not given to humans. Allaah has told us about some of their powers, such as the ability to move and travel quickly. An ‘ifreet from among the jinn guaranteed to the Prophet Sulaymaan (peace be upon him) that he would bring the throne of the Queen of Yemen to Jerusalem in a moment faster than that needed for a man to get up from where he was sitting. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“An ‘ifreet (strong one) from the jinns said: ‘I will bring it [her throne] to you before you rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.’ One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: ‘I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!’ – then when Sulaymaan saw it placed before him, he said, ‘This is by the Grace of my Lord…’” [al-Naml 27:39-40].
The food and drink of the jinn
The jinn eat and drink. Ibn Mas’ood said: “The Messenger of Allaah http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Someone from among the jinn called me, and I went with him and recited Qur’aan for them.’ He took us and showed us the traces of where they had been and the traces of their fires. They asked him for food and he said, ‘You can have every bone on which the name of Allaah has been mentioned that comes into your possession, as meat, and all the droppings as food for your animals.’ The Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘So do not use [these things] for cleaning yourselves [after relieving oneself], for they are the food and provision of your brothers.’” (Reported by Muslim, 450). According to another report: “A delegation of jinn from Naseebeen came to me, and what good jinn they are! They asked me for food and I prayed to Allaah for them, so that they would not pass by bones or droppings, but they would find food on them.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3571). The believing jinn may eat any bone on which the name of Allaah has been mentioned, because the Messenger http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not permit them to have anything on which Allaah’s name has not been mentioned – those are for the kuffaar among the jinn.
The beasts of the jinn
According to the hadeeth narrated by Ibn Mas’ood, that we have quoted above, the jinn asked the Messenger http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for provision, and he said to them: “…and [you can have] all the droppings as food for your animals.”
The dwelling-places of the jinn
The jinn live on this earth where we do. They are mostly to be found in ruins and unclean places like bathrooms, dunghills, garbage dumps and graveyards. Hence the Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us to take precautions when entering such places, by reciting the adhkaar (prayers) prescribed by Islam. One of these was reported by Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said: “When the Messenger of Allaah http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) entered the toilet, he would say, ‘Allaahumma innee a’oodhu bika min al-khubuthi wa’l-khabaa’ith (O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from the evil ones, male and female).’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 142; and Muslim, 375). Al-Khattaabi explained that khubuth is the plural of khabeeth (evil or dirty – masculine form), and khabaa’ith is the plural of khabeethah (evil or dirty – feminine form), and that what is meant is male and female shayaateen.
Some jinns are Muslims and some are kaafirs
Allaah tells us that some of the jinn said (interpretation of the meaning):
“ ‘And some of us are Muslims, and of us some are al-qaasitoon (disbelievers – those who have deviated from the Right Path). And whosoever has embraced Islam, then such have sought the Right Path. And as for the qaasitoon, they shall be firewood for Hell.’” [al-Jinn 72:14-15]
The Muslims among the jinn are of different levels as regards righteousness and taqwa. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“[Some jinn said:] ‘There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups, each having a different way (religious sects, etc.)’” [al-Jinn 72:11]
The story of how the first jinn of this ummah became Muslim was narrated by ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas, who said: “The Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went out with a group of his Companions heading for the marketplace of ‘Ukaaz. This was when the shayaateen were prevented from getting any news from heaven, and shooting stars had been sent against them. The shayaateen went back to their people, who said, ‘What is the matter with you?’ They said, ‘We cannot get news from heaven, and shooting stars were sent against us.’ Their people said, ‘Nothing is stopping you from hearing news from heaven except some new event that must have happened. Go and look in the east and the west of the earth, and see if you can find out what it is that is stopping you from hearing news from heaven.’ Those who went out in the direction of Tihaamah came upon the Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in Nakhlah, when he was on his way to ‘Ukaaz, and found him leading his Companions in Fajr prayer. When they heard the Qur’aan, they listened to it and said, ‘By Allaah, this is what is stopping us from hearing news from heaven.’ When they went back to their people, they said, ‘O our people, we have heard a wonderful Recital (the Qur’aan). It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allaah). [al-Jinn 72:2 – interpretation of the meaning]. Then Allaah revealed to His Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) the words (interpretation of the meaning): “Say (O Muhammad): ‘It has been revealed to me that a group of jinns listened (to this Qur’aan)…’ [al-Jinn 72:1], and Allaah revealed to him what the jinn had said.” (reported by al-Bukhaari, 731).
Their reckoning on the Day of Resurrection
The jinn will be called to account on the day of Resurrection. Mujaahid (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, concerning the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “… but the jinns know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e., they will be brought to account)” [al-Saffaat 37:158]: “They will be brought to judgement.” Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Baab Dhikr al-Jinn wa Thawaabihim wa ‘Iqaabihim.
Protection from the harm of the jinn
Because the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan), and reciting the words taught by Allaah in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayaateen (devils). And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.’” [al-Mu’minoon 23:97-98]
Saying Bismillaah (in the Name of Allaah) before entering one’s home, before eating or drinking, and before having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allaah before entering the toilet or taking off one’s clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person’s ‘awrah or harming him, as the Prophet http://63.175.194.25/images/saws.gif (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the ‘awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillaah’ when entering the toilet.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3611).
Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, ‘You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?’ He said, ‘No, by Allaah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.’ The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘Recite, ‘Allaah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…’ [Aayat al-Kursi – al-Baqarah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning]. The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytaan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.’” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 3247).
This is a brief summary about the jinn, and their nature and characteristics. Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.


For more information see ‘Aalam al-Jinn wa’l-Shayaateen by ‘Umar Sulaymaan al-Ashqar. (www.islam-qa.com)

Abdul-Curim
23-04-06, 01:12 PM
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Na'eemah
23-04-06, 01:46 PM
Isnt it better to keep it (jinn encounters)to yourself and forget about it? :confused:

Nexus
23-04-06, 01:50 PM
Isnt it better to keep it (jinn encounters)to yourself and forget about it? :confused:

To a certain extent yes, but one should have sufficient knowledge on how to protect themselfs and save the philosophical mind from gaining fear from such storys. In general if you show fear or consistently talk about them then there is a fair chance of attracting their attention.

Na'eemah
23-04-06, 01:56 PM
To a certain extent yes, but one should have sufficient knowledge on how to protect themselfs and save the philosophical mind from gaining fear from such storys. In general if you show fear or consistently talk about them then there is a fair chance of attracting their attention.

Yes like reading certain surahs etc (falaq and nas)

M.K.I
24-04-06, 05:57 AM
THE REAL GHOSTS: JINN

This incident took place in United Arab Emirates. One night some men were camping and they heard noises. They went to investigate and the noises led them to a cave. At the mouth of the cave they saw an old man. They asked him who he was and asked about the noises, etc. He told them that he lived in the cave and not to enter. The men didn't believe him, they thought he was just being senile. When they entered the cave it was pitch dark inside. One of the men had a camera with him and took a picture in order to light up the inside of the cave. He died instantly. The old man was nowhere to be seen. The men called the police and told them what happened. The police took the camera to get the film developed. Meanwhile it was learned that the man had died of a massive heart attack. When the police got the pictures back, the picture revealed a jinnee on the wall of the cave.

TYPES OF JINN (Taken from the 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."

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]

CREATION OF JINN

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 15:26-27 " 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.

JINN CAN BE MUSLIMS TOO

The Noble Qur'an - Al-Jinn 72:1-2 "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).

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AL-JINN

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The Qur’aanic View about the Jinn

Allah has enlightened us on the subject of Jinn through the seventy second (72nd) Surah Surah Al-Jinn, revealed late in Makkah and various other aayaat in the Holy Qur’aan. The Holy Qur’aan reveals that Jinn are created from fire whereas the human beings are created from clay. Although they are invisible to human eyes, the jinn can see us. Like human beings they are also entrusted with responsibilities (careers, family life, etc.). They too will be rewarded for their righteousness and will receive punishment for their wickedness.

“I created jinn and mankind only that they may worship me.” (Al Zariyat:56)

“Whosoever fears the standing before his Lord, for him there are two paradises.” (Rahman:46)

“And among us ( the Jinns ) there are the righteous folk and among us there are far from that; we are sects having different rules.” (Jinn:11)

Views from Ahadith

Ahadith enlighten us further and some of these are quoted below:

1. Jinn have been given power to change their form and appear in front of human beings in various forms; such as an animal, a reptile, or even a human being. In a hadith from Abu Saeed Khudri , it is believed that a jinn came in the form of a gigantic serpent. It is narrated that: “A sahabi , returning from the battle of Khandaq saw his newly wed wife stood outside their house. He could not bear this sight and got extremely angry . He pointed the spear (at her), which he had in his hand , and asked her for an explanation. She asked him to go inside the house and see what was there before taking any further action against her. She was obviously scared by what she had seen. He entered the house and saw a huge python. He killed the python but as he was returning, it suddenly attacked him and it was not known which of the two had died first.

Upon learning about the above incident, the Holy Prophet remarked, “Indeed you will find some inhabitants within your household, so whenever you come across any of these warn them three times, if they go away it is alright otherwise you may kill them.” The serpent, it seems, was a jinn.

Shaytaan, who is also from the family of Jinn, came in the form of an old man on the day of Badr (the famous battle in the year 2 A.H.). He tried to uplift the morals of the kafir fighters but when he saw the army of the angels descending to aid the Muslims, he could not bear the sight of them and ran away.

2. It was the custom of Jahiliyyah to fear the Jinn. Throughout their journey whenever the mushrikeen would break the journey in a desert or in a jungle, They would seek the refuge of the Jinns in that area. This would encourage the Jinn to cause a lot of disturbance and also increase their revolt.

3. Upon the advent of the Holy Prophet , many jinns accepted the mission and message of the Holy Prophet. They heard the Qur’aan read by the Noble Prophet while performing Fajr salaah in Ukaz and they also began to believe in the Prophet. As such, amongst the Jinns, there too are different religions, groups, sects and cults such as Christians, Jews, etc,. Among those who call themselves Muslims there are sects like Ahle Sunnah, Qadiani, Shiahs, etc.

Human beings are superior to Jinns. The Jinns can never harm human beings if tackled in the right manner. When a jinn starts to like someone he follows him or her around. If he does something extraordinary and that person gets frightened, the Jinn will tease him more but if he reacts in a brave manner, the Jinn will disappear.

Mujahid, a student of Ibn Abbas says: “After Ibn Abbas’s death a shaytaan would constantly appear before me in the form of Ibn Abbas whenever I started salaah. This got so worse that at times I was forced to break my salaah. So I decided to confront him next time he appeared and so I hid a dagger in my pocket and started salaah. When he came in front of me, I took out the dagger and jumped on him. He disappeared instantly and therafter he never came back.”

4.2 Similarly, Hazrat Thanwi rahmatullahi alaihe has narrated that: “Once in the city of Kufa, in Iraq, a merchant arrived and was searching for a rented accommodation. All the properties were full and someone directed him to a house which was empty and believed to be haunted. He was so tired that he did not care and decided to rent the property. When he was retiring to bed a huge black jinn came in front of him. He immediately started to recite the ‘Ayatul Kursi’. The jinn also followed his recitation and when he read the words, ‘Wala ya’uduhu hifzuhuma’ (‘And their ( the sky and the earth) safeguarding does not burden him’) the Jinn could not follow and stopped. The person understood the consequences of the words and recited the same words again and again until the jinn faded away. The merchant went to sleep and in the morning when he got up he saw the burnt ashes in the place where the jinn appeared. He was burnt by the power of Allah.”

Actions & Precautionary Measures

5. As mentioned above human beings are superior to Jinns and as such can eliminate contact and any harm caused by them, if we adopt the ways taught to us by our Holy Prophet. These are:


Do not stay in the state of impurity for a prolonged period.
Perform salaah five times daily;
Constant rememberance of Allah through zikr (the heart of a zakir is alive whereas a non -zakir’s heart is dead);
If confronted by a Jinn then recite Auzu billah ......; Lahawla wa la quwwata..... and the last two chapters of Qur'aan, Qul auzu birrabinas and Qul auzu birabil falaq;
Recite daily a few pages of Surah Baqara as shaytaan does not have the ability to enter a room in which Surah Baqara is read.
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EXCERPT FROM THE WORLD OF JINNS AND DEVILS

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.

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BLACK MAGIC AND SATANIC POSSESSION

Question: My brother after returning from a trip starting acting very strange. He would say weird things and now doesn't talk to anyone at all. He has been sitting outside for 2 months now. He has even spit on our mother. At first we thought there was something psychologically wrong with him. However when we took him to a mental doctor he talks as if he is fine. We think he is either possessed by a Jinn or some magic was done to him. How can you tell if someone is possessed or if magic was done to them? How do you remove it? My mother is getting very sick over this.

Answer: Praise be to Allaah

People who have had experience with such situations have related that the following are among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan):


Strong repulsion when hearing Quraan or Aathaan (call forprayers).
Episodes of losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks,especially when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.
Frequent nightmares during sleep.
Tendency to avoid people accompanied by out-of-the-norm behavior.
The jinn who possesses him might speak when Quraan isrecited for the possessed person.
Madness, as stated in the Quraan (interpretation of themeaning): "Those who devour usury will not stand except as standsone whom Satan by his touch hath driven to [epileptic]madness (2:275)
As for a person struck by magic he might experience the following:


Dislike of ones spouse, as indicated in the Quraan by the following verse (interpretation of the meaning): "And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife..." (Al-Baqarah, 2:102).
Different attitude in the house from that which is outside the house. For example, a person will feel that he is missing his family when is outside the house but when he goes home, love changes quickly to extreme hatred.
Inability to have sexual intercourse with ones spouse.
Frequent miscarriage for pregnant women.
Sudden change in behavior without obvious reason.
Complete loss of appetite for food.
Thinking or imagining one has done something when in reality one has not.
Sudden obedience and/or love for a particular person.
It should be noted that if a person experiences some of the above symptoms this does not necessarily mean that he is either possessed by a jinn or struck by black magic. It might be due to physiological or psychological reasons.

As for curing this condition the following steps are recommended:


Putting ones trust in Allah with sincere belief that He is the only cure for everything.
Reading Quraan and known supplications expressing seeking refuge, the most important and effective of which is sura 113 and 114, Al-Falaq and Al-Naas, which were used to cure the Prophet himself. Surah 112, Al-Ikhlaas, is recommended along with them, as well as the opening chapter of the Quraan, Al-Fatihah. To cure black magic some have successfully used seven lotus-tree leaves. The leaves should be crushed, then mixed them with water enough for taking a bath. The following verses from the Quraan are then recited: verse Al-Kursi (2:255), surah Al-Kafiroon (109), surah 112, 113, 114; the verses which mention magic, which are: in surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Al-Araaf (3:117-119), Yunus (10:79-82), and Taha (20:65-69). The possessed person drinks some of the water, and the rest is used to give him a bath.
Removing the elements of magic as was done by the Prophet when he was struck by black magic by a Jewish man called Lubaid Ben Al-Aasim.
Eating seven Aaliya Al-Barniy dates (among the dates of Al-Madinah) first thing in the morning; if not possible, any dates will suffice, by the will of Allaah.
Cupping--removing excess blood.
Supplications.
And we ask Allaah to cure your brother and ease your hardship and his, as He is the One who cures and there is no one else who can cure.

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BELIEF IN THE JINN

By Abu'l-Hasan

(c) "Al-Jumu`ah" magazine

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Last time, we talked about the unseen world of angels, and mentioned that having the correct belief in the angels is a requirement of faith. This time, we are going to discuss another unseen world; that of the jinn. 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]

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JINN ACCORDING TO THE QURAN AND SUNNAH

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 (Mushrikűn 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.

Fortune-tellers/Soothsayers

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-Qâsitűn (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."

Shaytaan

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 Mushrikűn - 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 Zâliműn (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 Zâliműn (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-Muttaqűn (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.

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M.K.I
24-04-06, 06:05 AM
THE WORLD OF THE JINN

Invitation to Islam, Issue 4, January 1998

Throughout history man has always had a deep attraction for the supernatural and the unseen. The existence of a world parallel to our own has always fascinated people. This world is commonly referred to as the spirit world, and almost every set of people have some concept of one. With some people, these spirits are no more then the souls of dead people- or ghosts. With others, spirits are either the forces of good or the forces of evil - both battling against one another to gain influence over humanity. However, both of these explanations are more in tune with folk tales and fantasy. The true explanation of such a world comes from Islam. Like every other way, Islam also claims to explain this realm of the unseen. It is from this realm that Islam explains to us about the world of the Jinn. The Islamic explanation of the Jinn provides us with so many answers to modem day mysteries. Without the knowledge of this world, the Muslims would become like the non-Muslims and be running around looking for any old answer to come their way. So, who or what are the Jinn?

Existence

The Jinn are beings created with free will, living on earth in a world parallel to mankind. The Arabic word Jinn is from the verb 'Janna' which means to hide or conceal. Thus, they are physically invisible from man as their description suggests. This invisibility is one of the reasons why some people have denied their existence. However, (as will be seen) the affect which the world of the Jinn has upon our world, is enough to refute this modern denial of one of Allah's creation. The origins of the Jinn can be traced from the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Allah says: "Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire" (Surah Al-Hijr 15:26-27)

Thus the Jinn were created before man. As for their physical origin, then the Prophet (saws) has confirmed the above verse when he said: "The Angels were created from light and the Jinn from smokeless fire" [1]. It is this description of the Jinn which tells us so much about them. Because they were created from fire, their nature has generally been fiery and thus their relationship with man has been built upon this. Like humans, they too are required to worship Allah and follow Islam. Their purpose in life is exactly the same as ours, as Allah says: "I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me" (Surah Ad-Dhariyat 51:56)

Jinns can thus be Muslims or non-Muslims. However, due to their fiery nature the majority of them are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Jinns form a part of the army of the most famous Jinn, Iblis- the Shaytan[2]. Consequently, these disbelieving Jinns are also called Shaytans (devils). As for the Jinns who become Muslims, then the first of them did so in the time of the Prophet (saws) when a group of them were amazed by the recitation of the Qur'an. Allah orders the Prophet to tell the people of this event: "Say (O' Muhammed): It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened and said; 'Indeed we have heard a marvellous Qur'an. It guides unto righteousness so we have believed in it, and we will never make partners with our lord'" (Surah Al-Jinn 72:1-2)

In many aspects of their world, the Jinn are very similar to us. They eat and drink, they marry, have children and they die. The life span however, is far greater then ours. Like us, they will also be subject to a Final Reckoning by Allah the Most High. They will be present with mankind on the Day of Judgement and will either go to Paradise or Hell.

Abilities

That which clearly distinguishes the Jinn from mankind, are their powers and abilities. Allah has given them these powers as a test for them. If they oppress others with them, then they will be held accountable. By knowing of their powers, we can often make sense of much of the mysteries which go on around us. One of the powers of the Jinn, is that they are able to take on any physical form they like. Thus, they can appear as humans, animals trees and anything else. Over the last few years the interest in the subject of aliens and UFO's has become heightened. Programs such as the X-files and the Outer limits have increased the popularity of the theory that aliens exist. Thousands of people have sighted strange looking creatures all over the world. These sightings however, have still not proven substantially that aliens exist. Rather - and it seems more plausible all the sightings of such creatures were just Jinns parading in different forms. So the next time you see something that looks like E.T, its most probably just a wicked Jinn trying to scare and confuse you!

The ability to possess and take over the minds and bodies of other creatures is also a power which the Jinn have utilized greatly over the centuries. This however, is something which has been prohibited to them as it is a great oppression to possess another being. Human possession is something which has always brought about great attention. But the true knowledge of this subject is rare amongst the people. Over the last 3 decades the subject of possession has become very commercialised. During the 70's films such as The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby were used to educate people about possession. However, because such institutions (the film industry) were heavily influenced by Christianity, knowledge of the subject was non-existent. Rather then educate people about Jinn possession, films such as The Exorcist just tended to scare the living daylights out of us![3] Only through Islam can we understand such a phenomena. We know as Muslims, that Jinns possess people for many reasons. Sometimes it is because the Jinn or its family has been hurt accidentally. It could be because the Jinn has fallen in love with the person. However, most of the time possession occurs because the Jinn is simply malicious and wicked. For this reason we have been told by the Prophet (saws) not to loiter in those places where the Jinns reside, e.g. graveyards, ruins, deserts, market places etc. We have also been commanded to recite the Qur'an frequently in our houses as the Prophet (saws) said: "Indeed, the shaytan flees from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah (the 2nd chapter of the Qur'an) is recited" [4].

If a person does become possessed, then the name of Allah has to be used in expelling the Jinn. If we look at the practice of the Prophet and his companions, we find many duas (supplications) to exorcise the Jinn. All these duas invoke Allah to help the possessed person. How contrary this is to many modern-day exorcists. Many exorcists, Muslim and non-Muslim, often invoke the names of others besides Allah to exorcise the Jinn[5]. When the Jinn does leave, these people believe that their way was successful. However, this is a ploy of the Jinn, as it knows that if it obeys the exorcist, then it has succeeded in making him worship others besides Allah i.e. commit shirk. The Jinn often returns when the exorcist leaves, as it knows that nothing except the words of Allah can stop it from oppressing others.

It is not only humans which are possessed, but also animals, trees and other objects. By doing this, the evil Jinn hope to make people worship others besides Allah. The possession of idols is one way to do this. Not so long ago the world-wide phenomenon of Hindu idols drinking milk, shocked the world. From Bombay to London, Delhi to California, countless idols were lapping up milk. Ganesh[6] the elephant god, Hanuman the monkey god and even Shiva lingam, the male private organ(!), all seemed to guzzle down the milk as if there was no tomorrow! Unfortunately people were taken in by this (including Muslims) and many flocked to feed (?) the Hindu gods. Anyone who knows about Jinn possession, will undoubtedly know that this is a classic attempt to make people commit shirk. And it worked, as many people started to worship these lifeless pieces of wood and marble. Anyone with half a brain would say to themselves, 'why on earth does a god need to be fed?!! Surely if Ganesh, Hanuman or Shiva were divine then they wouldn't need feeding?' However, such common sense seemed to be lacking as the Jinns played havoc with these gullible people.

The Occult

Through their powers of flying and invisibility, the Jinn are the chief component in occult activities. Voodoo, Black magic, Poltergeists, Witchcraft and Mediums can all be explained through the world of the Jinn. Likewise, so can the illusions and feats of magicians. Because the Jinn can traverse huge distances over a matter of seconds, their value to magicians is great. In return for helping them in their magic, the Jinns often ask for the magicians to sell their souls to them and even to Iblis. Thus the magicians take the Jinn and Iblis as lords besides Allah. In our day, some of the feats performed by magicians and entertainers are without doubt from the assistance of the Jinn. Making the Statue of Liberty disappear, flying across the Grand Canyon and retrieving a ship from the Bermuda Triangle[7], have all been done by the Jewish magician David Copperfield. There is NO way that a man could do such things without the assistance of the Jinn. It would not be surprising therefore, if David Copperfield had sold his soul to Iblis himself. Because of their involvement with the Jinn, and its result in shirk, the Prophet (saws) said: "The prescribed punishment for the magician is that he be executed by the sword" [8]. Some may argue that this is barbaric, but if, the likes of David Copperfield truly had powers, then they could just put their heads back on again!!

One of the most frequent activities associated with the Jinn, is fortune telling. Before the advent of the Prophet (saws) fortune-tellers and soothsayers were wide spread. These people would use their associates from the Jinn to find out about the future. The Jinns would go to the lowest heaven and listen to the Angels conversing amongst themselves about events of the Future which they heard from Allah. The Jinns would then inform the fortune-tellers. This is why before the time of the Prophet (saws) many fortune-tellers were very accurate in their predictions. However, upon the Prophet's arrival the heavens were guarded intensely by the Angels, and any Jinn who tried to listen was attacked by meteors (shooting stars): "And We have guarded it (the heavens) from every accursed devil, except one who is able to snatch a hearing and he is pursued by a brightly burning flame" (Surah Al-Hijr 15:18)

The Prophet (saws) also said: "They (the Jinn) would pass the information back down until it reaches the lips of a magician or fortune-teller Sometimes a meteor would overtake them before they could pass it on. If they passed it on before being struck, they would add to it a hundred lies" [9]. Thus, it is clear from this as to how fortune-tellers get predictions of the future right. It is also evident as to why they get so many wrong. Men like Nostradamus [10] are an example, as some of his predictions of the future were correct whilst many were completely wrong. Unfortunately, the amount of fortune telling which occurs amongst the Muslims is also increasing. By visiting Muslim lands such as Morocco, one is able to see as to how much inter Jinn-fortune-teller activity there really is. If you look up at the sky on a clear night in Morocco, you will see the heavens ablaze with shooting stars! A clear display of the devils being chased away from the heavens.

Fortune-tellers also operate through the Qareen. The Qareen is the Jinn companion which is assigned to every human being. It is this Jinn which whispers to our base desires and constantly tries to divert us from righteousness. The Prophet (saws) said: "Everyone of you has been assigned a companion from the Jinn. The companions asked: Even you O' Messenger of Allah? And the Prophet replied: Even me, except that Allah has helped me against him and he has submitted. Now he only tells me to do good" [11]. Because the Qareen is with a person all his life, it knows all that has happened to the person from the cradle to the grave. By making contact with the Qareen, the fortune-teller is thus able to make out that it is he who knows about the person. He looks in his crystal ball or the palm of a person and proceeds to amaze him with knowledge which no one else knows [12]. The severity of going to a fortune-teller is such that the Prophet (saws) said: "The prayer of one who approaches a fortune-teller and asks him about anything, will not be accepted for forty days or nights" [13] and: "Whosoever approaches a fortune-teller and believes in what he says, has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammed" [14]

The effects of the Jinn are not just limited to fortune-tellers. Other activities such as oujia boards and seances, which are used to contact the dead, are manipulated by the Jinn. 'Are you there Charlie? Speak to us Charlie!!' are the sort of words spoken by anxious relatives (names are obviously different!) seeking to make contact with their loved ones. And it is when the Jinn starts to talk and communicate as 'Charlie', that the people are truly fooled[15].

One of the biggest manipulations of the Jinn is through visions. Through these visions the Jinns are more likely to lead people away from the worship of Allah then any other way. When a person sees a vision in front of his eyes it is something which is very hard to explain away. Only by having knowledge of the world of the Jinn and conviction in Allah, can a person fight such a trial. The countless numbers of visions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary over the centuries has been a popular choice for the devils. It almost seems as if leading Christians astray is the most easiest trick for the Jinns! Not only are Christians fooled by these visions, but often the Jinns possess and begin to talk from their voices. To the Christians this is known as the tongues of the Angels and thus a proof for their faith. However, the amount of unintelligible nonsense and rubbish which is heard is a clear proof that this is in fact the tongues of the devils! For other people, visions of their parents or relatives are commonplace. By taking on the form of peoples parents, the Jinns can convince people that the souls of dead people still mix with the people of the earth. This is why so many people believe in ghosts.

The onslaught of satanic visions has also hit the Muslims. Many Muslims claim to have seen visions of the Prophet Muhammed (saws) and even Allah! By doing this, Shaytan is able to lead astray the weak Muslims. Through such visions, Muslims are often told that the commands of Islam are not applicable to them. The Jinns tell them that Prayer, Fasting, Hajj etc. are not obligatory for them. It is a great deception and unfortunately one which has been very effective. The extent of satanic visions still continues to this day. The recent death of Diana Princess of Wales sparked off great love and adoration for this woman. In fact the grief of the British people was such, that it was as if Diana was something divine. No sooner had the mourning of Diana reached its peak, that visions of her were already being seen at Hampton Court Palace! If these visions did occur, the desire of Iblis and his army of Jinn to capitalise on this event, was evident. Such visions are clear attempts by Iblis to lead mankind away from the path of Allah [16].

The world of the Jinn is one which is both sinister and intriguing. By knowing of this world we can explain many of the mysteries and issues which bother us. By doing this we can avoid the extremes which the people have gone to; nothing being more extreme then worshipping others besides Allah. By learning the Tawheed of Allah, we defend ourselves from these hidden allies of Iblis: "Indeed he (Iblis) and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot see them"(Surah Al-A'raf 7:27)

Maybe there is a Jinn sitting in the corner of your room right now, or even one behind you. If so, then how will you deal with this creation of Allah? Learn Islam properly and you will be able to deal with all of Allah's creation - and not just the Jinn. By becoming true Muslims and followers of Islam, the fear of Iblis, Jinns and anything else will leave us - nothing will touch the Believer unless Allah wills.

Footnotes

1 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol. 4, p.1540, No.7134

2 It must be remembered that Iblis is a Jinn and not an Angel. The concept of the Devil being a fallen Angel is from Christianity and not Islam.

3 In fact when The Exorcist was first shown on cinema, it was so scary that many people fainted and one even died!

4 Authentic - Reported by Tirmidhee

5 Whilst Christians invoke the name of Jesus, many Muslims invoke the name of pious Muslim saints! The rituals which are conducted by many Muslims are more akin to voodoo then the exorcism practised by the Prophet and his companions!!

6 Ganesh, the elephant headed deity, seemed to be the biggest drinker! In fact it didn't just stop at milk. At the time of these occurrences, a woman in India decided to see if Ganesh would drink anything else - so she offered him whiskey!! And Lo and behold Ganesh drank the Whiskey!!! Suffice to say, the woman was kicked out of India.

7 The ship which was recovered was more then 50 years old. It subsequently caught alight and was conveniently destroyed.

8 Authentic - Reported by Tirmidhee

9 Reported by Bukhari - Eng. Trans. Vol.7, p.439, No.657

10 Michel de Nostradamus was a famous French soothsayer of the 16th century.

11 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1472, No.6757

12 The classic example of how fortune tellers can be wrong is the case of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. Both went to see a fortune teller who told Diana that she would live a long and happy life. A few weeks later, on August 31st 1997, Diana and Dodi Fayed were dead. After this the fortune tellers flew for cover, as their evil art showed its decadence.

13 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1211, No.5540

14 Authentic - Reported by Ahmed

15 Ouija boards are so misleading, that people have even managed to get in touch with the spirit of Jack the Ripper!!

16 An informative book on the world of the Jinn is Ibn Taymeeyah's Essay on the Jinn translated by Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips.

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CLOSING THE BATHROOM DOOR KEEPS JINN INSIDE?

Al-Manhaj

Question: What is the Daleel on the bathroom door being shut? Every time I go to the bathroom. Before I can get out good, My husband tells me to close the door real tight as if the Shaytaan is going to get out and tempt us all day. Does it really matter if the door is cracked or left open for a long period of time.

Answer: There is no proof for this claim. The Shaytaan (Devil) dwells in the bathrooms and restrooms but this does not mean that they are confined to them or that they enter through them. So even if you close the bathroom door, they still come in, from another door and that is such as if in the house, the name of Allaah is not mentioned or there are pictures or statuettes in it or there is no remembrance of Allaah or prayer in it - then the Devil lives in this kind of house. The Prophet SAWS said: 'Verily the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited, the Devil does not come near it.' So he SAWS said the 'house' and he did not say the 'bathroom'. The Devil is always in the bathroom, no doubt, but if the houses are void of the remembrance of Allaah, then the Devil resides there and eats with the person when he eats and sleeps when he sleeps and so on.

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RULING ON MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT, AND JINN PART 1

By The Islamic Email Circle

Praise be to Allaah.

Witchcraft or magic is knowledge that comes from the shayateen and is something that they do. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They followed what the Shayaateen (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaymaan. Sulaymaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic [al-Baqarah 2:102]

“And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter” [al-Baqarah 2:102]

“and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount (of skill) he may attain” [Ta-Ha 20:69]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Avoid the seven sins which doom a person to Hell.” They asked, “What are they?” He said, “Associating anything in worship with Allaah (shirk); witchcraft;…”

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He is not one of us who practices witchcraft or has it done for him.”

No doubt the Shaytaan appears to fortune-tellers and describes the thieves to them, and tells them where stolen goods are, whether this is seen in the dish of water or in some other way. It is not permissible to ask these people anything or to believe them. “Whoever comes to a fortune-teller and believes him, has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him”. (Saheeh – narrated by Ahmad, 2/408; Abu Dawood, 3904; al-Tirmidhi, 135; Ibn Maajah, 639; al-Haakim, 1/8).

On this basis it is not permissible to appoint him to lead you in prayer, or to pray behind him, or to keep in touch with him in good times and in bad, or to give him anything even if he is in need, until and unless he repents. From al-Lu’lu’ al-Makeen min Fataawaa Ibn Jibreen, p. 19

It is not permissible to use witchcraft for any purpose whatsoever. Witchcraft or magic is falsehood, and all kinds of falsehood are kufr and evil doing. Sin cannot be a means of achieving something good. Beneficial things have to be sought through the prescribed means which involve no sin and whose consequences are safe. Allaah has given His slaves sufficient means in the things that He has permitted them, so they have no need for the things that He has forbidden. To Him be praise and thanks for His blessings. Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Barraak

The fact that jinn can enter human bodies is proven in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, and by real-life events. No one disputes this apart from the Mu’tazilah who give priority to their own rational analysis over the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. We will mention a little about this below:

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: ‘Trading is only like Ribaa’…” [al-Baqarah 2:275]

Al-Qurtubi said in his Tafseer (part 3, p. 355): “This aayah is proof that those people are wrong who deny that epilepsy is caused by the jinn and claim that its causes are only physical, and that the Shaytaan does not enter people or cause madness.”

Ibn Katheer said in his Tafseer (part 1, p. 32), after mentioning the aayah quoted above: “They will not rise from their graves on the Day of Resurrection except like the way in which the epileptic rises during his seizure, when he is beaten by the Shaytaan. This is because they will rise in a very bad state. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: the one who consumes ribaa will rise on the Day of Resurrection crazy and choking.”

According to a saheeh hadeeth narrated by al-Nasaa’i from Abu’l-Yusr, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray: “Allaahumma innee a’oodhu bika min al-taraddi wa’l-haram wa’l-gharaq wa’l-harq, wa a’oodhu bika an yatakhabatani al-shaytaan ‘ind al-mawt

( O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from being thrown from a high place, old age, drowning and burning; and I seek refuge with You from being beaten by the Shaytaan at the time of death).” Commenting on this hadeeth in Al-Fayd (part 2, p.148), al-Manaawi said: “[The phrase] ‘and I seek refuge with You from being beaten by the Shaytaan at the time of death’ means, lest he should wrestle with me and play with me, and damage my religious commitment or mental state (at the time of death) by means of his insinuating whispers which cause people to slip or lose their minds. The Shaytaan could take control of a person when he is about to depart this world, and misguide him or stop him from repenting…”

Ibn Taymiyah (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 42/276) said: “The fact that jinn can enter human bodies is proven by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: ‘Trading is only like Ribaa’…’ [al-Baqarah 2:275].

And in as-Saheeh it is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The Shaytaan flows through the son of Adam as the blood flows through his veins.’”

‘Abd-Allaah ibn al-Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said; “I said to my father, ‘There are some people who say that the jinn do not enter the body of the epileptic.’ He said: ‘O my son, they are lying; the jinn could speak through this person.’”

Commenting on this, Ibn Qudaamah said: “What he said is well known, because a person may suffer an epileptic seizure and speak in a language that no one understands, and his body may be beaten with blows that would fell a camel, but the epileptic does not feel them at all, and he is also unaware of the words he is saying. The epileptic and others may be dragged about, or the carpet on which he is sitting may be pulled, and utensils may be moved about from place to place, and other things may happen. Anyone who witnesses such a thing will know for sure that the one who is speaking through the person and moving these things is not human.” And he said, may Allaah have mercy on him: “There is no one among the imaams of the Muslims who denies that jinn may enter the body of the epileptic and others. Anyone who denies that and claims that Islam denies it is lying about Islam. There is nothing in the proofs of sharee’ah to show that it does not happen.”

So the fact that jinn may enter human bodies is proven in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, some of whose comments we have quoted above.

As regards the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allaah’s Leave” [al-Baqarah 2:102], this is undoubtedly a clear indication that the jinn cannot harm anyone through witchcraft or epilepsy or through any other kind of disturbance or misguidance, except with the permission of Allaah.

As al-Hasan al-Basri said: “Whomever Allaah wills, He gives them power over him, and whomever He does not will, He does not give them power over him, and they cannot do anything to anyone except with the permission of Allaah.” The Shaytaan (who is the disbelieving jinn) may gain power over the believers by making them sin and by making them neglect the remembrance and Tawheed of Allaah and sincerity in worshipping Him. But he has no power over the righteous slaves of Allaah, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) — you have no authority over them. And All-Sufficient is your Lord as a Guardian” [al-Israa’ 17:65]

During the Jaahiliyyah the Arabs were well aware of this and mentioned it in their poetry. For example, the poet al-A’shaa likened his she-camel’s energy to that of one who was touched by the jinn, and said that it was the jinn who was giving her, her energy.

As regards the causes of epilepsy, Ibn Taymiyah explained (in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19/39) the causes. He said: “When the jinn touch a person with epilepsy, it may be because of desire or love, just as happens between one human and another… or it may – as is usually the case – be because of hatred and punishment, such as when a person has harmed them or they think that he has harmed them deliberately, either by urinating on them or pouring hot water on them or killing them, even if the person did that unknowingly. There are ignorant and wrongdoing ones among the jinn who may punish a person more than he deserves, or they may be playing with him and mistreating him, like foolish people among mankind.”

It is well known that Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah was killed by the jinn when he urinated in a hole in which was their dwelling place, and they said, “We have killed the leader of Khazraj Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah; we struck him with an arrow and we did not miss his heart.”

At the time of ‘Umar, a man was kidnapped by the jinn and stayed with them for four years, then he came back and told the people that some mushrik jinn had kidnapped him, and he stayed with them as a prisoner, then some Muslim jinn launched a campaign against them and defeated them, and brought him back to his family. This was mentioned in Manaar al-Sabeel and elsewhere. (See Manaar al-Sabeel, 2/88. The story of the kidnapped man was reported by al-Bayhaqi (7/445-446) and its isnaad was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Irwaa’, 6/150, no. 1709).

The way to save oneself from this is to remember Allaah and speak His Name at the beginning of all things, as it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to mention Allaah in many cases, such as when eating, drinking, mounting his riding-beast, taking off his clothes for any reason, having intercourse and so on…

As regards treatment (of one whose body has been entered by the jinn), Ibn Taymiyah said (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19/42): “When the jinn attack a person, they should be told of the rulings of Allaah and His Messenger, proof should be established against them, and they should be commanded to do what is good and told not to do what is evil, just as should be done in the case of people, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): ‘And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)’ [al-Israa’ 17:15].”

Then he said: “If the jinn does not leave after being addressed in this manner, then it is permissible to rebuke him, tell him off, threaten him and curse him, as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did with the Shaytaan when he came with a falling star to throw it in his face, and the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I seek refuge with Allaah from you and I curse you with the curse of Allaah” – three times. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari).We may also seek help against the jinn by remembering Allaah (dhikr) and reciting Qur’aan, especially Aayat al-Kursi.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites it will remain under the protection of Allaah and no shaytaan (devil) will be able to approach him until the morning.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari). And al-Mi’wadhatayn (the last two soorahs of the Qur’aan) may also be recited.

As for psychiatrists who do not treat the epileptic in the manner described, they cannot do him any good at all. Reference: Masaa’il wa rasaa’il, Muhammad Mahmoud al-Najdi, p.23

It is not permissible to seek the help of the jinn in finding about what the problem is and how to treat it, because seeking the help of the jinn is shirk. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression” [al-Jinn 72:6]

“And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): ‘O you assembly of jinn! Many did you mislead of men,’ and their Awliyaa’ (friends and helpers) 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 dwelling place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allaah may will. Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing’” [al-An’aam 6:128]

The meaning of the phrase ‘We benefited one from the other’ is that the men venerated the jinn and submitted to them and sought help from them, and the jinn served them by doing what they wanted and bringing them what they asked for. That includes informing them of the type of sickness and its causes, because the jinn can come to know of things that humans cannot; but they may tell lies, because they cannot be trusted, and it is not permissible to believe them. And Allaah knows best. Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’

Protection from the harm of the jinn:

Because the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan), and reciting the words taught by Allaah in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayaateen (devils). And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.’” [al-Mu’minoon 23:97-98]

Saying Bismillaah (in the Name of Allaah) before entering one’s home, before eating or drinking, and before having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allaah before entering the toilet or taking off one’s clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person’s ‘awrah or harming him, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the ‘awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillaah’ when entering the toilet.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3611).

Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, ‘You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?’ He said, ‘No, by Allaah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.’ The human said, ‘Fine.’

He said, ‘Recite, ‘Allaah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…’ [Aayat al-Kursi – al-Baqarah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning].

The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytaan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.’” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 3247).

This is a brief summary about the jinn, and their nature and characteristics. Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. For more information see ‘Aalam al-Jinn wa’l-Shayaateen by ‘Umar Sulaymaan al-Ashqar.

The practitioner of magic is the person who uses the shayaateen (devils) and gets close to the jinn by doing the things they like – such as sacrificing to them instead of to Allaah, calling upon them alongside Allaah, obeying them by disobeying Allaah by committing zinaa, drinking wine, eating haraam things, neglecting prayer, covering himself with najaasaat (impure things) and staying in dirty places – until the shayaateen respond to what he asks them, with a gentle and kind approach, to do, such as harming the people against whom he uses his magic, causing division between a man and his wife, telling him some unseen things, and telling him about stolen items and where lost things are. Such a person is a mushrik and a kaafir, because he worships both Allaah and the Shaytaan, which is major shirk (al-shirk al-akbar). So he is a kaafir, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning); “Sulaymaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic” [al-Baqarah 2:102]

“but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ‘We are for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).’” [al-Baqarah 2:102]

There are many ahaadeeth which state that this is haraam, such as the hadeeth narrated from Safiyah bint Abi ‘Ubayd from one of the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who narrated that he said: “Whoever goes to a soothsayer and asks him about something and believes him, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days.” (Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh).

Qusaybah ibn al-Mukhaariq said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘Al-‘ayaafah, al-tiyarah and al-turuq [kinds of augury] are all part of al-jabt [witchcraft or idolatry].’” This was narrated by Abu Dawood with a saheeh isnaad.

Abu Dawood said: Al-‘ayaafah, al-khatt and al-turuq are all kinds of augury, whereby a bird is released and is watched to see whether it flies to the right or to the left. If it flies to the right it is taken as a good omen and if it flies to the left it is taken as a bad omen. Al-Jawhari said: al-jabt is a word which may be applied to idols, soothsayers, magicians, astrologers etc.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever seeks knowledge from the stars is seeking one of the branches of witchcraft…” Narrated by Abu Dawood with a saheeh isnaad.

It was narrated that Mu’aawiyah ibn al-Hakam said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I am still close to the time of Jaahiliyyah [i.e., I am new in Islam]. Allaah has brought Islam to us, but there are among us men who go to soothsayers (fortune tellers).’ He said, ‘Do not go to them.’ I said, ‘And there are men among us who practise augury [watch birds for omens].’ He said, ‘That is something which they make up. Do not believe them.’” (Narrated by Muslim).

It was narrated from Abu Mas’ood al-Badri that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade the price of a dog, the fee of a prostitute and the payment of a soothsayer. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

It was reported that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “Some people asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about soothsayers. He said, ‘They are nothing.’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, sometimes they say something and it comes true.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘That is a word of truth that the jinn snatches and whispers into the ear of his familiar, but they mix a hundred lies with it.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever comes to a soothsayer and believes what he says, or has intercourse with a woman in her back passage, has nothing to do with that which has been revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” (Narrated by Abu Dawood).

… The scholars have stated that it is haraam to deal with such matters or to go to find out about them or to believe in them. It is haraam to pay them money, and anyone who is suffering from any of these things must hasten to repent from it. And Allaah knows best. Fataawa al-Imaam al-Nawawi, 230.

It was also commanded that the practitioner of magic should be executed, because of the hadeeth: “The hadd (prescribed punishment) for the practitioner of magic is a blow with the sword (i.e., execution).” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1460; al-Daaraqutni, 3/114; al-Haakim, 4/360; al-Bayhaqi, 8/136; see al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah, 3/641, no. 1446)

On this basis, he is a kaafir even if he prays, fasts, reads Qur’aan and makes du’aa’, because shirk cancels out all good deeds. And Allaah knows best. Al-Lu’lu al-Makeen min Fataawa Ibn Jibreen, p. 11.

Black Magic and Satanic Possession

People who have had experience with such situations have related that the following are among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan):

Strong repulsion when hearing Qur’aan or Aathaan (call for prayers).

Episodes of losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks, especially when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person. Frequent nightmares during sleep.

Tendency to avoid people accompanied by out-of-the-norm behavior.

The jinn who possesses him might speak when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.

Madness, as stated in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): "Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom Satan by his touch hath driven to [epileptic] madness…"2:275

As for a person struck by magic he might experience the following:

Dislike of one’s spouse, as indicated in the Qur’aan by the following verse (interpretation of the meaning): "And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife..." (Al-Baqarah, 2:102).

Different attitude in the house from that which is outside the house. For example, a person will feel that he is missing his family when is outside the house but when he goes home, love changes quickly to extreme hatred.

Inability to have sexual intercourse with one’s spouse.

Frequent miscarriage for pregnant women.

Sudden change in behavior without obvious reason.

Complete loss of appetite for food.

Thinking or imagining one has done something when in reality one has not.

Sudden obedience and/or love for a particular person.

It should be noted that if a person experiences some of the above symptoms this does not necessarily mean that he is either possessed by a jinn or struck by black magic. It might be due to physiological or psychological reasons.

As for curing this condition the following steps are recommended:

Putting one’s trust in Allah with sincere belief that He is the only cure for everything.

Reading Qur’aan and known supplications expressing seeking refuge, the most important and effective of which is sura 113 and 114, Al-Falaq and Al-Naas, which were used to cure the Prophet himself. Surah 112, Al-Ikhlaas, is recommended along with them, as well as the opening chapter of the Qur’aan, Al-Fatihah.

To cure black magic some have successfully used seven lotus-tree leaves or (Beri leaves). The leaves should be crushed, then mixed them with water enough for taking a bath. The following verses from the Qur’aan are then recited: verse Al-Kursi (2:255), Surah Al-Kafiroon (109), Surah 112 Al Ikhlaas, Surah 113 Al Falaq, Surah 114 Al Nass; the verses which mention magic recite three times each, which are: in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Al-A’raaf (3:117-119), Yunus (10:79-82), and Taha (20:65-69). The possessed person drinks some of the water, and the rest is used to give him a bath.

Removing the elements of magic as was done by the Prophet when he was struck by black magic by a Jewish man called Lubaid Ben Al-‘Aasim.

Eating seven Aa’liya Al-Barniy dates popularly known as Ajwa (among the dates of Al-Madinah) first thing in the morning; if not possible, any dates will suffice, by the will of Allaah.

Cupping--removing excess blood.

Supplications.

Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. He is the One who cures and there is no one else who can cure.

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JINN: BRIEF FACTS

By Brother Farrukh

* The Arabic word 'jinn' ceoms from the verb 'janna' which means 'to hide or conceal'

* Allah says that He created jinn from a 'flame of fire' (maarij min naar) [Surah 55: 15]. However the relationship of a 'jinn to fire' is the same as the relationship of a 'man to earth'.

* As Adam is the father of 'mankind', Jaann is the father of 'jinns' [Mukhtaar as Sihaah, p 14]

* There are three types of jinn: one which flies in the air all of the time, another which exists as snakes and dogs, and an earthbound type which resides in one place or wanders about. [Tabari and Hakim in Mishkaak al Masaabeeh vol 2 p 883]

* Among the jinn which fly are some who eavesdrop on the angels in the lowest heaven. The jinn then convey the information they hear to fortunetellers. If they narrated only what they heard it would be correct, but they add to it and mix it with lies. [Sahih Muslim vol 4 no 5538]

* Allah says, 'Verily, We created man from dried clay, from black putrid mud. And We created the jinn before that from the fire of a scorching wind' [Surah 15: 26-27]. Ibn Kathir cites a hadith where the Prophet said that jinn, the descendants of jaann, were on earth two thousand years before the creation of Adam. [Tafseer al Quraan al Atheem, vol 1 p 108]

* Al Aaloosse said that Allah's statement, '...among the previous generation of jinn and men that have passed away...' [Surah 46: 18] isused to prove that jinn die, generation after generation, like humans. [Rooh al Maanee vol 26 p 21]

* The word 'shaytaan' comes from the root 'shatana' signifying 'he was, or became distant or remote from the truth and the mercy of Allah'. Iblees (the personal name of satan), is derived from 'ablasa' which means 'he despaired or gave up hope of the Mercy of Allah'

* Allah says, '...And we told the Angels, prostrate yourselves to Adam and they prostrated except Iblees, he refused to be of thosewho prostrated.' [Surah 7: 11]. This verse taken alone suggests that Iblees may have been an angel, but as explained by Az Zamakhsharee,the Quranic exegesist, 'When Allah commanded the angels to prostrate to Adam, Iblees was included in the address, even though he was not from the same origin as them, because he resembled them and had becomecharacterised by theirdeeds. Consequently, he was included inthe address to them and cursed fordisobeying the command'. [Tafseer al Quran al Atheem vol 1 p 117]

* Az Zamakhsharee continues, 'The command included Iblees, even though it was specifically for the angels, because Iblees was in theircompany andhe used to worshipAllah, the way they (angels) worshipped Him. So when they were commanded to prostrate to Adam and humble themselves in his honor, it was even moreappropriate for Iblees, who was with them, to humble himself'. [Al Kashaaf an Haqaa at Tanzeel vol 2 p 555]

* The jinns possess free will like human beings; as such they may be divided into two main groups according to theirfaith, 'Muslims' (i.e. believers) and kuffar (disbelievers). The disbelieving jinn are referred to as Shaytan. The Quran also refers to human beings who become enemies of righteousness as shaytan.

* Allah says, '...will you take him (Iblees) andhis children as protestors besides me? And they are enemies to you!..' [Surah 18: 50]. This verse refers to Satan's 'children' - showing that jinns can procreate - but angels, being without gender, do not procreate. [Ahkaam al Jaan pp 199-202]

* Allah says, '...True, there were men among humans who sought refuge from men among the jinn, but they only increased them in folly' [Surah 72: 6]. The usages of 'men' in reference to jinn implies that there must also be women amongst them. [Al Aqwwdah alIslaamiyyah wa Ussuhaa vol 2 p 27].

* Allah says, '...he (Iblees) was one of the jinn..' [Surah 18: 50]. While Hasan al Basri says 'He (Iblees) was the origin of the jinn as Adam was the origin of mankind' [Jaami al Bayaan vol 1 p 226], a view favoured by Ibn Taymeeyah [Majmoo al Fataawaa vol 4 p 235]; whether or not Iblees was the forefather of all the jinn, as Adam was the forefather of man, has been a subject of debate amongst the Muslim scholars as the meaning of [18:50] implies that Iblees was oneamongst them, and not the first amongst them [Aakan ak Jinn wa ash Shayateen p 18]

* Rida writes 'If angels or jinn take a dense form, like a human or other animals, it becomes possible to see them. However, under normal conditions they cannot be seen in their natural state' [Tafseer al Manaar vol 7 p 525]

* Allah says, 'Satan and his tribe watch you from a position which you cannot see them' [Surah 7: 27]. Shafi said, 'We willinvalidate the witness of anyone who claims to have seen the jinn unless he is a Prophet' [Manaaqib ash Shafi]. Ibn Hajar commented on this statement saying that it refers to anyone who claims to have seen them (jinn) in theiroriginal form in which they were created. One who sees them in theiradopted animalforms should not be discredited. [Fath al Baree vol 6 p 344]

* In the context of a black dog passing in front of a person who is praying without a sutra, Abu Thaar's student asked, 'What is the difference between a black dog, a red dog and a tan-coloured dog?' He replied, 'I also asked the Prophet as youare asking meand he said the black dog is a devil' [Muslim vol 1 no 1032]

* A type of the earthbound jinn is called 'qareen' (companion). One of these accompanies each human being from his birth until his death. This jinn encourages a man's lower desires and constantly tries to divert him from righteousness. [Muslim vol 4 no 6757]

* The lowest category of jinn is called 'hinn'. This includes the weakest jinn and also those who appear as all black dogs. [Lisaan al Arab vol 13 p 132]

* The jinn that appear in horrible, rapidly changing forms in the presence of human beings are called 'ghool' (plural gheelan). The Prophet said, 'If the gheelan appear and transform themselves beforeyou, call the athaan' [Al Musnad vol 3 p 305]

* Jinns eat and drink [Muslim vol 3 no 5008] Some scholars debated how jinns would 'eat' . One group said that jinns were 'invisible' as they are incorporeal, and that the processes of chewing and swallowing could only be done by corporeal beings. There isnt however sufficient evidence to determine the manner in which they eat.[Alam al Jinn fee Daw al Kitaab wa as Sunnah [p 49]

* Jinn can affect the subconcious mind of a human being i.e. dreams [Muslim vol 4 no 1224]

* Jinn can affect the concious mind / thoughts [Bukhari vol 4 no 496]

* Prophet Muhammad said, 'Satan pricks with his finger every newborn child of Adam's descendants. They all begin screaming from Satan'sjab, except Mary and her son (i.e. Jesus). [Bukhari vol 4p 641]

* Jinn can also cause sickness in a person. In the case of a woman who has vaginal bleedings at times other than menstrual period, the Prophet referred to this as the kick of shaytan. [Abu Dawood vol 1 no 267]

* At the time of death a jinn may try to cause the believer to go astray. The Prophet said, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with you from shaytan causing me to fumble at the timeof death'. [Nasai and Hakim in Mishkaak al Masaabeeh vol 1 p 256]

* Jinn can have sexual relations with women if their husbands do not mention the name of Allah before engaging in sex. [Rooh al Maanee vol 27 p 119] Ibn al Jawsee says that a jinn canhave sex with women inthe same way that men do. [Zaad al Maseer fee Ilm at Tafseer vol 8 p 122] As Suyootee was of the same opinion.[Al Alaam vol 3 p 301]. Ibn Taymeeyah said that jinn and humans can have sex with one another and beget children, this is a frequent occurance that is wellknown to many. [Majmoo al Fatawaa vol 19 p 39]

* A minority opinion is that of Al Maawardee who said, 'the intellectual rejects the possibility of sex between human and jinn due to their differences in species, nature and senses. Man is corporeal, jinn is incorporeal. Thus mixing, would not be possible with such difference and offspring would be inconceivable'. [Al Jaami li Ahkaam al Quran vol 13 p 211]

* There is no evidence to show that marriage to a jinn is haraam (forbidden). Some scholars rule it to be makrooh (disliked). Saad ibn Dawood reported that some people wrote a letter to Imam Malik ibn Abbas asking about marriage to the jinn. He responded saying, 'I do not see in it any religious objection, but I considerit detestable. For if a woman found pregnant is asked, Who is your husband? and she replies that he is from the jinnee, this will lead to much corruption of the principles of Islam. [al Ilhaam wa al Waswasah by ar-Razee] Other scholars such as Sijistaanee (Hanfi) said, 'Marriage between humans and jinns isprohibited sue to the differences in species'. [Munyah al Muftee]

May Allah the Almighty have mercy and guide us all, ameen.

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THE UNSEEN AND THE SEEN WORLDS: JINN AMONG MANKIND

By Amira El-Zein, Georgetown University

Fons Vitae (Forthcoming Spring 2002)

ISBN 1-887752-08-0 paperback TBA


This is the first comprehensive book published in the West on the topic of jinn, whose influence and furtive presence among mankind in various incarnations has fascinated writers and poets throughout the centuries. This book tells the hitherto unknown story of the constant and living interaction between two races of intelligent beings at the heart of Islam, that of the jinn and that of mankind, an intersection that continues to work throughout the world, often to the mystification of mankind. This timely and much needed book provides an explanation of the phenomena of unseen entities whose influence is often felt and whose wisdom is appealed to by the Qur’an.A landmark work, El-Zein’s book relies on an extraordinary number of primary and secondary sources, drawing from the Qur’an, the hadith of the Prophet, various tafasir, the tales of the prophets, traditional and modern Middle Eastern poetry, Modern Arabic fiction, folk literature and a wealth of Sufi texts. The author demonstrates how the concept of jinn pervades all branches of specifically Muslim culture, and parallels the Muslim view of the jinn with other concepts of spiritual entities in other cultures and traditional religions across the world. Interestingly, the Muslim concept of the jinn is unique, for Islam is the only monotheistic revelation to address its message to both human beings and the jinn who share this universe and interact with humans in all its dimensions.Amira El-Zein teaches Modern Arabic and Medieval Literature at Georgetown University. She is a well-known poet, with two published books of poetry.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT JINN

By Hussein Sakr

Question 1: Who are the jinn?

The jinn are among the creatures that Allah (swt) created. Allah (swt) created angels, jinn, mankind, animals, plants and others. Jinn have some qualities like human beings. These qualities are intellect, discrimination, freedom, and the power to choose between right and wrong, between true and false, as well as between good and bad.

Question 2: When did Allah (swt) create the jinn?

Allah (swt) created the jinn before Adam (pbuh) was created. Both were created in heaven and lived in paradise. One may read in Surah Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract) [Qur'an, 15:26-27]. However, nothing was mentioned about the duration of time of the jinn's creation before Adam (pbuh).

Question 3: What are jinn created from?

Jinn are created from fire of hot wind [Qur'an, 15:27]; and from smokeless fire [Qur'an, 55:15]. They were originally made from fire and then molded and shaped in the form and shape that Allah (swt) wanted them to be. This means that they do not anymore possess their fiery nature. It is not known therefore, their final shape, form, and chemical composition. Since we cannot see them, therefore, it is not easy to do any analysis of their chemical nature. In contrast, mankind was created from soil, mud, and clay. They were molded as human beings. Our final form is no more mud or clay.

Question 4: Do jinn have bodies?

Yes and no! It depends upon the information that one has. One group of scholars believe that jinn do not have bodies of their own. They also do not inhabit bodies of other creatures. However, they do exist independently by themselves. Therefore, they do not know how they exist without bodies: smoke, flame, fire or what?

The other group of scholars do believe that jinn do have bodies either definite or subtle. If their bodies are definite then they have some density; otherwise, if they are subtle, then they are so fine that our weak eyes cannot see them. One may read Surah Al-A'raf (The Heights) [Qur'an, 7:27]. Even if they are subtle they should have weight and density similar to that of the air itself.

Question 5: Do jinn die?

Yes. Jinn do die. As long as they are creatures created by Allah (swt), they should die. They are creatures that marry, produce children, eat, drink, and die like all other creatures in the universe. One may read Qur'an Surah Al-Rahman (The Most Merciful) [Qur'an, 55:26-28].

Question 6: Do the jinn feel envy of us?

Yes. There are two types of evil eye: human and the jinn. One has to read regularly 'A'oozu Billahi Minash-shaitanir Rajeem. Also, by reading Ayah Al-Kursi and Al-Mu'awwazatain, one will be protected from the evil eyes of both the jinn and mankind.

Question 7: Are there messengers and prophets from within the community of jinn?

Yes. Allah (swt) has sent prophets and messengers to jinn from within the jinn community. Also, Allah (swt) sent Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to mankind, to jinn, and to other creatures. In Surah Al-An'am (The Cattle), Allah (swt) explains that He sent messengers to men and to jinn. See Qur'an [6:130].

Question 8: Do jinn have different religions, sects and denominations?

In Surah Al-Jinn (Ch. 72), Allah (swt) informs us that some jinn accepted Islam, while others refused. Those who refused have deviated, and developed for themselves different methods, different ways of life, and different religions, sects and denominations.

Question 9: Do jinn marry and have children?

Yes. Jinn do marry and they do have children. The way they marry is not known to us yet. We may be able to know the future if Allah (swt) wants us to know. People never knew about microbes, viruses, and the unseen micro creatures. Now we are able to know many things about their life cycles, their life duration, their methods of duplication or reproduction: sexually and asexually. The mere fact that we do not know how the jinn marry and reproduce does not negate their being married and reproduced. The Qur'an stipulates in Surah Al-Kahf (18:50) that they have offsprings. Similarly, the Qur'an states in Surah Al-Rahman (55:56) that jinn and human beings never touched (married) the ladies of paradise.

Question 10: Can human beings and jinn inter-marry?

Yes and no. It depends upon how one looks at it. It is a known fact in the Qur'an in Surah Al-Israa' (17:64) that jinn may share with us our wealth and our children. The Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) reconfirms this concept when he says that when a man has marital relationship with his wife, he should mention the name of Allah (swt). He should seek refuge in Allah (swt) from the outcast shaitan. Otherwise, shaitan folds himself up in the man's urethra and shall have sexual relations along with him.

Moreover, when a man goes to his wife while she is in her menses, shaitan precedes him. She shall conceive and will bring forth a sterile person (Mukhannath). Such a sterile person is considered to be child of the jinn.

Question 11: Do jinn have animals as pets?

Yes. Jinn do have animals or beasts of their own. The Prophet (pbuh) mentioned that every piece of dung is fodder for the beasts of the jinn. However, we do not know what type of beasts the jinn have. The same thing is to be said as to the varieties of beasts, their number, their shape, their size, their weight and so on.

Question 12: Do jinn have homes of their own?

Yes. The jinn do have homes. They live all over the planet earth. However, there are special places that one may find them in abundance and on a regular basis. These are deserts, ruins, places of impurities such as dunghills, bathrooms and graveyards. They live in houses of human beings too. For those who enter their houses mentioning the name of Allah (swt), the jinn cannot have a place to stay overnight in that house. If the people of the house mention the name of Allah (swt) before eating, then the shaitan will not be able to eat with them.

Question 13: Is it true that animals see jinn and angels?

Yes. Animals do see angels and shaitan. When a rooster sees an angel, it starts crowing. However, when a donkey starts braying it is seeing a jinn.

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INVISIBLE DIMENSION OF EXISTENCE: JINN

Taken from The Way To Truth

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 Lord. And (we believe) that He-exalted be the glory of our Lord-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 God 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 God 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 God 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 God 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 God 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 God’s permission, by relying on their own abilities, they are torn into pieces and perish.

We read in Qur’an 19:17 that the spirit God 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 God’s 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 God, you have taken off your armor but we, the angels, have not yet done so. God 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 God’s 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, God’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 God’s 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 God’s 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 God’s Messenger promised him: “If your community recites the basmala (In the Name of God, 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 God.

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 God 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: God 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.

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M.K.I
24-04-06, 06:10 AM
VISIONS OF THE JINN

By Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Ibn Taymeeyah's Essay on the Jinn (Demons)

CHAPTER THREE: DEMONIC VISIONS

Those involved in incantations and oaths often swear by some devils to help them against others. Sometimes the evil JINN fulfil their request but frequently they do not, especially when the JINN against whom help is sought is honored among them. Neither the one chanting incantations nor his incantations have any power to force the devils to help them. The reciter of incantations earnestly entreats a being whom he considered great - which may or may not be the case - to harm others who may conceivably be greater. In the case where someone entreats the JINN to harm someone whom the JINN hold in high esteem, they will ignore him. In fact, it may prevent them from even responding at all. Their situations is quite similar to that of humans except that human beings are generally more intelligent, truthful, just and trustworthy while the JINN tend to be ignorant, untruthful, oppressive and treacherous.

The point is that though the oaths and incantations of devil-worshippers may contain statements of idolatry and disbelief, they are frequently ineffective against the JINN. When requested to kill or apprehend another JINN who has possessed a human, the JINN will often mock those who make the request by falsely giving them the impression that they killed or detained the offending JINN. This is especially so in cases where humans believe in the illusions created by the JINN. The JINN usually communicate by either visions or voices ["The gleaning of hidden information by way of visions and voices has been well documented among clairvoyants and mediums. 'A medium' may be defined as a person through whose agency or through whose orgainsm there are received communications ostensibly from deceased human beings or other discarnate or remote entities. In what is called 'clairvoyant mediumship' -now popularly known as channelling- the meduim 'sees' or 'hears' the deceased friends and relatives of persons persent and relays messages from them. Generally speaking, the experiences concerned seem not to have the distinctness of ordinary perception but are rather a seeing or hearing 'in the mind's eye' or ear. Sometimes, however, the figures seen or voices heard may attain as hallucinatory vividness; the medium's experience then resembles that of one who witnesses an apparition." (Benjamin B. Wolman. ed., Handbook of Parapsychology, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1977, pp, 579-580)] with those seeking information among the idol-worshippers, Christians, Jews, and heretical Muslims driven astray by the devils. JINNS may take the form of a live picture portraying whatever the sorcerers and fortunetellers wish to know about. When these deviants see the image of what they sought, they then inform other humans about it. Some of them may know that the image is actually an illusion, while others may be deluded into believing that they are actually wintessing the real scene. JINNS may also make humans hear the voice of those whom they call upon who are far away. Such cases are frequent among idolaters, Christians, Jews and ignorant Muslims who seek refuge in those whom they consider holy. When some devotees call on their spiritual masters for help saying, "Oh my Lord so and so!" the JINN will address them in the voice of their masters. When the masters answer their request, the JINN, in turn, answer the devotees in the masters' voice. This has happened to many people some of whom are known to me. The devils will often respond while talking the form of the one besought, whether dead or alive, even if he is unaware of those who call on him. Those committing Shirk in this fashion believe that the person beseeched has actually replied when in fact it is the JINN replying. This frequently happens to Christians who call on those whom they edify, whether dead or alive, like George or other holy figures [ROME, Feb 24 1989 (AFP) - A retired Italian roadman Renato Baron claims that he has been seeing and talking to the Virgin Mary for nearly three years now. Visions by Baron and about THIRTY others have attracted tens of thousands of people from Italy, France, Belgium, and West Germany to a hill near Venice, causing huge traffic jams.

Ambridge, Pennsylvania - A small Roman Catholic Church in a western Pennsylvania mill town is preparing for a deluge of pilgrims after a reported Good Friday miracle in which the eyes of a statue of Christ suddenly closed. The Rev. Vincent Cvitkovic, a Franciscan friar, and many of his parishoners reported that the eyes of a life-size statue which depicts the crucified Christ, which have been open for 60 years, closed during a prayer meeting. (The Times, Monday, April 10th 1989, no. 63, 364, p.8)

In 1981 a group of five children were playing on a hill just outside of a village in the Yugoslavian Republic of Bosnia - Herzegovina called Medugorje when a vision of a beautiful woman claiming to be the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared before them. Since 1981 some seven to eight million pilgrims from different countries, cultures and Christian traditions have climbed up the holy hill of Medugorje. At 7:30 every evening pilgrims and tourists anxiously crowd around the dark rectory of a nearby church staring at the stream of light which will signify that once more the children, who still gather there daily, are having their private audience with the Blessed Mother. (IRF, Newsletter of the International Religious Foundation, Inc., Vol II, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1987, pp 1-2).

Divine grace (salvation) is felt to be especially potent in places visited by Jesus Christ or Saints or by Mary; where they have appeared in visions. Major pilgrimage centers include Lourdes where visions of the Virgin Mary were first seen in 1858 and where healing has been occuring since that time. (John R. Hinnells, ed., Dictionary of Religions, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 1984, p. 284)]. It also occurs to heretical Muslims who call on the dead or those not present, and the devils take the form of the one called upon even without him realizing it. I know of many cases where this has occurred and the people called upon have told me that they did not know that they were called upon, though those beseeching them for help saw their images and were convinced that it was the actual person. More than one person has mentioned that they called on me in times of distress, each telling a different story about how I have responded. When I told them that I never answered any of them nor did I know that they were calling on me, some said that it must have been an angel. I told them that angels do not benefit those committing SHIRK and that it was actually a devil trying to further misguide them.

Sometimes the Jinn will take the form of those admired and stand at 'Arafat, and those who believe well of him will think that he actually stood in 'Arafat. Many others have also been actually carried by the devils to 'Arafat and other sacred places. In such cases they pass the Meeqaat (boundaries that may not be crossed while on Hajj, around Makkah) without formally entering the state of Ihraam, or performing many of the obligatory rites of Hajj like making the Talbeeyah (chant of response to God's call) or circulating the Ka'bah, and walking between the mounts of Safaa and Marwah. Among them are some who do not even pass through Makkah, others who stand at 'Arafat without performing the pre-requisite rite of casting stones at the Jamaraat etc. It is by these and other similar feats that Satan leads seemingly pious people in misguidance. Sincere devotees among heretics are in this way enticed to do acts wich are prohibited (Haraam) or despised (Makrooh) in the religion. Satan is able to make such misdeeds appealing to them by convincing them that they are among the Karaamaat (supernatural or quasi-miraculous feats) of the righteous. However they are, without a doubt, Satanic deceptions because Allaah cannot be worshipped by any religious injunction which is neither compulsory (Waajib) nor recommended (Mustahabb). Whoever performs an act of worship which is neither Waajib nor Mustahabb believing that it is so, has been deceived by Satan. Even if it is decreed that such a person will be forgiven due to his good intention and striving, the act itself is still unacceptable to Allaah [An example may be seen in the mistaken belief held by some that a man's head must be covered while he is in formal prayer - Salaah - as is the case among Jews or that a woman's hair to be covered while reading the Qur'aan. However, the Prophet saws did not order that it be done nor recommended it but merely followed the customs of his people during that time.]. Such acts are not among the things with which Allaah honors His pious servants who are close to Him, as there is no honor in performing prohibited (Haraam) or despised (Makrooh) acts [Such is the case of the celebration of the Prophet's saws birthday - 'Eed Meelaad an-Nabee - which probably began among ignorant Muslims trying to outdo or at least compete with the Christians's celebrations of Christmas. Meelaad celebrations are a form of innovation - Bid'ah - in religion which has been forbidden by the Prophet saws who said: "Whoever innnovates in this affair ouf ours - i.e. Islaam - something which does not belong to it will be rejected. - Reported by 'Aa'eshah and collected by Al-Bukaaree and Muslim]. Divine honor lies in protecting one whom Allaah loves from such acts and preventing him from doing them. For, committing misdeeds debases one who does them and does not in any way favor him, even if he is not punished for doing them. Doing despised or Haraam acts MUST decrease the spiritual level of both the one who does them as well as his followers who praise such acts and glorify him. For, heaping praise on prohibited and despised acts, and honoring the one who does them is definitely a form of deviation from the path of Allaah. The more and more a man innovates in the religion as a result of independent judgement (Ijtihaad), the further he becomes from Allaah, because innovation (Bid'ah) removes him from Allaah's path; the divine path of "those who Allah has blessed from among the prophets, the sincerely truthful, martyrs and righteous" [An-Nisaa 4:69] unto the path of "those with whom Allaah is angry and those who have gone astray" [Al-Faatihah 1:7]. Ibn Taymeeyah mentioned the following [This begins a segment from vol.35 of Ibn Taymeeyah's compendium, Majmoo' al-Fataawaa.] historical incident concerning al-Hallaaj [Al-Husain ibn Mansoor al-Hallaj (858-922 CE) studied under the eminent Sufi teachers of his time (Tustaree, 'Amr Makee and Junaid) then broke with them and went out into this world to preach asceticism and mysticism in Khurasan, Ahwaz, Fars, India and Turkistan. On his return to Baghdad from Makkah in 908, many were attracted by his teachings, and disciples rapidly gathered around him. He taught that the five pillars of Islaam may be replaced by other works. He also taught about the existence of an uncreated Divine spirit (Rooh Naatiqah) which becomes united with the created spirit of the ascetic through desire of and submission to suffering. In his teachings the Saint (Walee) became the living and personal witness of God (H.A.R. Gibb and J.H. Kramers, Encyclopedia of Islam, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1st ed., 1953, pp 127-80). Consequently he stated in his book: "If you do not recognize God, at least recognise His sign, I am the creative truth -Ana al-Haqq-, because through the truth, I am eternal truth. My friends and teachers are Iblees (Satan) and Pharaoh. Iblees was threatened with Hellfire, yet, he did not recant. Pharaoh was drowned in the sea, yet he did not recant, for he would not acknowledge anything between him and God (i.e. Hallaaj felt that Iblees' refusal to prostrate to Aadam and Pharaoh's statement "I am your Lord, most High" were correct!). And, I, though, I am killed and crucified and though my hands and feet are cut off; I do not recant." - Kitaab al-Tawaaseen, Massignon Press, Paris, 1913, vi, 32. The leading scholars from all orthodox schools of Islamic law as well as the leading Shi'ite scholars and some of his former Sufi teachers declared him a heretic and he was subsequently executed due to his refusal to retract his claim to be the personification of God on earth.] and a group of his followers, "Some of them requested some sweets from al-Hallaaj, so he got up and went to a spot a short distance away, then returned with a plateful of sweets. It was later discovered that it had been stolen from a candy shop in Yemen and carried by a devil to that area." Ibn Taymeeyah went on to say, "Incidents similar to this have happened to others who, like al-Hallaaj, also achieved the pinnacle of satanic states, and we know of quite a few such people in our time as well as other times. For instance, there is a person presently residing in Damascus whom the devil used to carry from the Saaliheeyah mountain to villages around Damascus. He would appear out of the air and enter the windows of houses in which people were gathered to witness his 'miraculous entrance.'" Ibn Taymeeyah also quoted another mystic master who admitted that he used to fornicate with women and sodomise young boys. The former mystic master said, "A black dog ["Abu Dharr reported: The Messanger of Allaah said: 'When any one of you stands for prayer it should be towards something that shields him equivalent (in height) to the back of a saddle, otherwise his prayer will be broken by passing of a donkey, a woman or a black dog.' I asked 'O Abu Dharr, what is the difference between a black dog, a red dog and tan-colored dog?' He replied, 'O son of my brother, I also asked Allaah's Messanger as you are asking me, and he said: 'The black dog is a devil.'" (Saheeh Muslim and all other in the six Saheeh books with the exception of Saheeh al-Bukhaaree)] with two white spots between his eyes would come to me and say, 'Verily such and such a person has made an oath by you and he will come to you tomorrow to inform you about it. I have already fulfilled his need for your sake.' [When questioned during his trial, the infamous New York City mass murderer of the seventies, "Son of Sam", claimed that a dog used to come in backyard of his house and tell him to kill his victims. It was assumed by the court and his psychiatrists that he was mentally deranged and the dog a figment of his imagination.] The person would then come to him the next day and the Sufi master would reveal the details of his oath to him and how it was fulfilled. The Sufi master went on to say, 'I used to walk about the city and a black pole with a light on top of it would lead the way.' " Ibn Taymeeyah said, "When the Sufi master repented and began to pray, fast, and avoid the forbidden, the black dog went away." He also narrated the following about another mystic master who had the aid of devils whom he would despatch to possess people: "When the family of the possessed would come to him seeking a cure, he would send a message to his demon companion and they would leave the possessed persons, as a result, the Shaykh would be given many dirhams for his services. Sometimes the Jinn would bring him dirhams and food which they stole from people, so much so that the Shaykh would request dates from his devils and they would take them from beehives in which some poeple had hidden their dates. When the beehive owners would look for their dates they would find them gone." About yet another mystic, Ibn Taymeeyah relates, "There was a Shaykh knowledgeable in the religious sciences and Qur'anic recitation to whom the devils came and eventually managed to seduce. They told him that Salaah was no longer required of him and that they would bring him whatever he wished. As soon as he complied with their wishes, they began to bring him a variety of sweets and fruit. This continued until he was advised to repent by some scholars that he visited who were firmly following the Sunnah. He subsequently repented and repaid the owners of the sweets for what he ate while under the influence of the JINN." He then went on to say, "Many of those who call on Shaykhs in time of need saying, 'O master so and so, or Shaykh so and so, fulfill my need' have seen an image of the Shaykh saying, 'I will fulfill your need and put your heart at ease,' then it fulfills their needs or repels their enemies. In such cases it is a devil taking the Shaykh's form when they committed Shirk by associating partners with Allaah and calling on others beside Him." Ibn Taymeeyah then went on to enumerate similar instances involving himself saying, "I know of many such incidences even among a group of my companions who called on me in times when they were struck by calamities. One was afraid of the Romans and another of the Tatars. Both of them mentioned that they called out to me, they saw me in the air and I repelled their enemies for them. I informed them that I did not hear their cries no did I repel their enemies. It was a devil taking my appearance to seduce them when they associated partners with Allaah the Almighty. Similar incidents have also happened to the students of my contemporaries among the scholars, whereby some of their students have sought refuge in them and have seen them fulfill their needs. The scholars have also denied doing so and indicated that it was in fact the work of devils." [Majmoo' Al-Fataawaa, Vol. 35, pp. 112-116]

In another book, Ibn Taymeeyah said, "I know people whom the plants greet and inform them of their beneficial ingredients, however it is, in fact, Satan who has entered the plants and spoken to them. I also know of others to whom stones and trees speak saying, "Congratulations, Oh friend of Allaah" and when the people recite Aayatul-Kursee it stops. I am acquainted with yet others who have gone bird-hunting and the sparrows addressed them saying, "Take me so that the poor may eat me." Such are cases of the evil JINN possessing the birds in the same way that others who, while in their house with the doors and vice versa [Many of those in our times who have claimed what is known as 'out-of-body experiences' or 'astral-travel' have recorded in vivid detail incidences simialr to those mentioned by Ibn Taymeeyah. Others have met beings which claimed to be guides, guardian spirits or their higher selves. However, the common thought which links most of these experiences is the ultimate expression of idolatry: that man is God, as was expressed by Al-Hallaaj and countless others before and after him.] He may even be taken through the closed city gates and back again swiftly by the JINN. Lights may shine on him or someone looking like his friend may call on him but, if he recites Aayatul-Kursee continually, it will all dissappear." He also said, "Some mystics have also said that the JINN showed them something shiny like water and glass in which images or pictures of whatever they sought information would appear and they in turn wold inform people." Ibn Taymeeyah me tioned other instances and then concluded by saying, "This is a so vast a topic that if I were to mention all that I knew, it would fill a very large volume." [Ibn Taymeeyah, Al-Furqaan Bayna Awliyaa ar-Rahmaan wa Awliyaa ash-Shaytaan, pp. 87-92]

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THE WORLD OF THE JINN

By Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

Question: I have read in the Holy Qur'an what a jinn is, but I really don't understand what they really are. Can you please send me more information on them. Peace be unto you!

Answer: Praise be to Allaah.

The Quran and Sunnah indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their existence in this life, which is to worship Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate. Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings): "And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans, except they should worship Me (Alone)." [al-Dhaariyaat 51:56]

"O assembly of jinns and mankind! Did there not come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses." [al-An'aam 6:130]

The world of the jinn is an independent and separate world, with its own distinct nature and features that are hidden from the world of humans. Jinns and humans have some things in common, such as the possession of understanding and the choice between the way of good and the way of evil. The word jinn comes from an Arabic root meaning "hidden from sight." Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Verily he [Shaytaan] and his qabeeluhu [his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe] see you from where you cannot see them." [Al-A'raaf 7:27]

Allaah has told us in His Book the essence from which the jinn were created. He says (interpretation of the meaning): "And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame o fire." [al-Hijr 15:27] "And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire." [al-Rahmaan 55:15].

According to a hadeeth narrated by A'ishah, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from fire, and Aadam was created from that which has been described to you." (Reported by Muslim, 5314).

Types of jinn

Allaah has created different types of jinn. Among them are some who can take on different forms, such as dogs and snakes; some who are like flying winds with wings; and some who can travel and rest. Abu Tha'labah al-Khushani said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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." (Reported by al-Tahhaawi in Mushkil al-Athaar, 4/95, and by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer, 22/214. Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu'l-Shaykh reported it with a saheeh isnaad).

The jinn and the sons of Aadam

Every individual among the sons of Aadam has a jinn who has been appointed to be his constant companion (qareen). Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, "There is not one of you who does not have a jinn appointed to be his constant companion." They said, "And you too, O Messenger of Allaah?" He said, "Me too, but Allaah has helped me and he has submitted, so that he only helps me to do good." (Reported by Muslim, 2814). Al-Nawawi said in his commentary on Muslim (17/175): "He has submitted; he became a believing Muslim. This is the apparent meaning. Al-Qaadi said: Know that the ummah is agreed upon the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was protected from Shaytaan, physically and mentally, and with regard to his speech. This hadeeth contains a reference to the warning against the fitnah (temptation, trial) and whispers of the qareen (constant companion from among the jinn). We know that he is with us so we should beware of him as much as possible.

Their powers

Allaah has given the jinn powers that he has not given to humans. Allaah has told us about some of their powers, such as the ability to move and travel quickly. An ifreet from among the jinn guaranteed to the Prophet Sulaymaan (peace be upon him) that he would bring the throne of the Queen of Yemen to Jerusalem in a moment faster than that needed for a man to get up from where he was sitting. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "An ifreet (strong one) from the jinns said: "I will bring it [her throne] to you before you rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work." One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: "I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!" then when Sulaymaan saw it placed before him, he said, "This is by the Grace of my Lord." [al-Naml 27:39-40]

The food and drink of the jinn

The jinn eat and drink. Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Someone from among the jinn called me, and I went with him and recited Quran for them." He took us and showed us the traces of where they had been and the traces of their fires. They asked him for food and he said, "You can have every bone on which the name of Allaah has been mentioned that comes into your possession, as meat, and all the droppings as food for your animals." The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, "So do not use [these things] for cleaning yourselves [after relieving oneself], for they are the food and provision of your brothers." (Reported by Muslim, 450). According to another report: "A delegation of jinn from Naseebeen came to me, and what good jinn they are! They asked me for food and I prayed to Allaah for them, so that they would not pass by bones or droppings, but they would find food on them." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3571). The believing jinn may eat any bone on which the name of Allaah has been mentioned, because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not permit them to have anything on which Allaah's name has not been mentioned those are for the kuffaar among the jinn.

The beasts of the jinn

According to the hadeeth narrated by Ibn Mas'ood, that we have quoted above, the jinn asked the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for provision, and he said to them: "and [you can have] all the droppings as food for your animals."

The dwelling-places of the jinn

The jinn live on this earth where we do. They are mostly to be found in ruins and unclean places like bathrooms, dunghills, garbage dumps and graveyards. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us to take precautions when entering such places, by reciting the adhkaar (prayers) prescribed by Islam. One of these was reported by Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said: "When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) entered the toilet, he would say, "Allaahumma innee aâ'oodhu bika min al-khubuthi waâ'l-khaba'ith (O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from the evil ones, male and female)." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 142; and Muslim, 375). Al-Khattaabi explained that khubuth is the plural of khabeeth (evil or dirty; masculine form), and khabaa'ith is the plural of khabeethah (evil or dirty; feminine form), and that what is meant is male and female shayaateen.

Some jinns are Muslims and some are kaafirs

Allaah tells us that some of the jinn said (interpretation of the meaning): "And some of us are Muslims, and of us some are al-qaasitoon (disbelievers "those who have deviated from the Right Path). And whosoever has embraced Islam, then such have sought the Right Path. And as for the qaasitoon, they shall be firewood for Hell." [al-Jinn 72:14-15]

The Muslims among the jinn are of different levels as regards righteousness and taqwa. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "[Some jinn said:] "There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups, each having a different way (religious sects, etc.)" [al-Jinn 72:11]

The story of how the first jinn of this ummah became Muslim was narrated by 'Abd-Allaah ibn 'Abbaas, who said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went out with a group of his Companions heading for the marketplace of 'Ukaaz. This was when the shayaateen were prevented from getting any news from heaven, and shooting stars had been sent against them. The shayaateen went back to their people, who said, "What is the matter with you?" They said, "We cannot get news from heaven, and shooting stars were sent against us." Their people said, "Nothing is stopping you from hearing news from heaven except some new event that must have happened. Go and look in the east and the west of the earth, and see if you can find out what it is that is stopping you from hearing news from heaven." Those who went out in the direction of Tihaamah came upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in Nakhlah, when he was on his way to 'Ukaaz, and found him leading his Companions in Fajr prayer. When they heard the Qur'aan, they listened to it and said, "By Allaah, this is what is stopping us from hearing news from heaven." When they went back to their people, they said, "O our people, we have heard a wonderful Recital (the Qur'aan).. It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allaah). [al-Jinn 72:2 interpretation of the meaning]. Then Allaah revealed to His Prophet peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) the words (interpretation of the meaning): "Say (O Muhammad): "It has been revealed to me that a group of jinns listened (to this Qur'aan)" [al-Jinn 72:1], and Allaah revealed to him what the jinn had said." (reported by al-Bukhaari, 731)

Their reckoning on the Day of Resurrection

The jinn will be called to account on the day of Resurrection. Mujaahid (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, concerning the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): "but the jinns know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e., they will be brought to account)" [al-Saffaat 37:158]: "They will be brought to judgement." Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Baab Dhikr al-Jinn wa Thawaabihim wa 'Iqaabihim.

Protection from the harm of the jinn

Because the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur'aan), and reciting the words taught by Allaah in the Qur'aan (interpretation of the meaning): "Say: "My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayaateen (devils). And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me." [al-Mu'minoon 23:97-98]

Saying Bismillaah (in the Name of Allaah) before entering one's home, before eating or drinking, and before having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allaah before entering the toilet or taking off one's clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person's 'awrah or harming him, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, "To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the 'awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say "Bismillaah" when entering the toilet." (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami', 3611).

Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. 'Abd-Allaah ibn Mas'ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: "A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, "You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?" He said, "No, by Allaah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good." The human said, "Fine." He said, "Recite, "Allaah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists." [Aayat al-Kursi al-Baqarah 2:255 interpretation of the meaning]. The human said, "Fine." He said, "You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytaan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning." (Reported by al-Daarimi, 3247)

This is a brief summary about the jinn, and their nature and characteristics. Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.

For more information see "Aalam al-Jinn wa'l-Shayaateen by 'Umar Sulaymaan al-Ashqar.

Te'oma
24-04-06, 06:31 AM
If u want some Jinn experiences..go out into deserted places..ie Mountains, deserts, jungles..im sure theyll be more than happy to welcome ya :D :D

Funny you should say that because I love deserted places like you described. I would rather be there then in the middle of a big city.
My grandfather used to tell me that when I walked through the forest and came on a cold spot, to close all my pockets, button up my shirt to make sure that the spirit could not hitch a ride home and say "go away". But if you came on a warm spot open your shirt and pockets and stop and say hello because it was a good spirit. I always thought it was a silly superstition

Al-ghurabah
18-05-06, 09:23 AM
this was your qareen.. the jinn that stays with every person. even the poprhet had one. but he made his one a muslim by the will of allah..

sleep on your right and say the 3 quls also read last 2 verses of surah al-baqarah..
the qareen holds you down. and breathes inside your mouth so you are not able to speak or shout nothing comes out..
do wudu before you go to sleep.

codemanzs
12-06-08, 12:33 PM
Year 2006 in a hotel in Bangladesh, I had a close encounter with a jinn. Time was around 22:00 approximately it a very well lit area of the hotel bedroom. I was tidying the bed when suddenly I noticed a mini tornado spun around 5ft height.
Then shreds of black material spun round until it manifested in to a black shape, it looked like a hijab but ripped up. There was no face or expression. all this took a matter of 3 to 4 seconds to manifest.

How did I feel, Not scared but my wife was around me standing behind who did not notice nor did I let her know of the presence behind me. I took my body in to a defensive stance ready to attack. I expressed no anger but my whole body was ready to attack it whatever it wanted to do to me. I looked at the jinn in the corner of my eye but not making direct eye contact. In said in my mind, you who enter my dwelling uninvited nor alert of your presences. Who am I to fear you. You can not harm me but I will defend even if you take my life. I was ready to die if it was going to kill me.
To me it was no different to a street thug with a gun.

It then spun round and disappeared. A stench of rotten meat was still lingering in the corner where the jinn has been. I then calmly returned to tidy the bed with out mentioning it to my wife. Two min later my wife then shouted a jinn behind you look please look. I refused to look and said its nothing to fear what do you fear its nothing ok. Later that night, I somehow slept with one eye opened. Later on I found out the jinn was summed by my wife.

Why did my wife wanted for me to look in to the jinn Did my understanding of jinn’s according to the Islam or my non fear repelled it can someone please explain, thank you. I was well aware that if you fear them they can not attack you. yet the reasons for my wife to summon a jinn was to control me. I am divorced now

truemuslima
12-06-08, 02:48 PM
i wanna jin to bother me...


mayb

Ebony
12-06-08, 03:05 PM
:nervous:

truemuslima
12-06-08, 05:19 PM
:nervous:

Loool wuts wrong sis?
wouldnt it be cool whoopin a jinni's ...something?

codemanzs
13-06-08, 12:37 PM
Year 2006 in a hotel in Bangladesh, I had a close encounter with a jinn. Time was around 22:00 approximately it a very well lit area of the hotel bedroom. I was tidying the bed when suddenly I noticed a mini tornado spun around 5ft height.
Then shreds of black material spun round until it manifested in to a black shape, it looked like a hijab but ripped up. There was no face or expression. all this took a matter of 3 to 4 seconds to manifest.

How did I feel, Not scared but my wife was around me standing behind who did not notice nor did I let her know of the presence behind me. I took my body in to a defensive stance ready to attack. I expressed no anger but my whole body was ready to attack it whatever it wanted to do to me. I looked at the jinn in the corner of my eye but not making direct eye contact. In said in my mind, you who enter my dwelling uninvited nor alert of your presences. Who am I to fear you. You can not harm me but I will defend even if you take my life. I was ready to die if it was going to kill me.
To me it was no different to a street thug with a gun.

It then spun round and disappeared. A stench of rotten meat was still lingering in the corner where the jinn has been. I then calmly returned to tidy the bed with out mentioning it to my wife. Two min later my wife then shouted a jinn behind you look please look. I refused to look and said its nothing to fear what do you fear its nothing ok. Later that night, I somehow slept with one eye opened constantly repeting sura's from the quran. Later on I found out the jinn was summed by my wife.

Why did my wife wanted me to look in to the jinn, Did my understanding of jinn’s according to the Islam or my non fear repelled it can someone please explain, thank you.

I was well aware that if you fear them they can attack you. yet the reasons for my wife to summon a jinn was to control me, black magic. It seem in bangladesh if you want somthing done call a jiin. its so common and easy as going to the shop. magic is truly a poor mans wepon but the sad fact is many of the british bangladeshi that go to bangladesh seem to often return under a spell or else.

Ebony
13-06-08, 01:10 PM
You've already told us this story codemanz :nervous:

Stylish-Girly
13-06-08, 01:38 PM
im really scared of jinn

umm uthman
13-06-08, 02:05 PM
I was well aware that if you fear them they can attack you. yet the reasons for my wife to summon a jinn was to control me, black magic. It seem in bangladesh if you want somthing done call a jiin. its so common and easy as going to the shop. magic is truly a poor mans wepon but the sad fact is many of the british bangladeshi that go to bangladesh seem to often return under a spell or else.

So, your wife summoned the jinn ie she was doing black magic? La howla wa la quwwata illa billah

Are you still married to her?

codemanzs
15-06-08, 03:18 PM
salaam, we are devorced now but I cant seem to understand why did not the jinn attack me or if it feared me, but still by allah (swt) grace I am much happy now,

codemanzs
15-06-08, 03:33 PM
it seems that way in order to allow the jinn to help with the black magic and use it on me so I could bring the rest of my ex-wife's family to the uk.

but I thak allah (swt) for giving me the strengh to fight my fear of jinn. plase remember if you fear them they have power on you. you have to lern to fight the battle from with in your hearts. knowlege is the key. remember a good jinn will never appear in front of you. but if I had a glass of water at the time in the hotel I could have killed a jinn but the aftermath could be much worse for me. its like if you kill a street gangster word would get to his crew and more will come to attack. I think of jinns like a non biological non carbon formed lifeform

DALEHYR
15-06-08, 03:39 PM
Always remember to recite the Ayat AL Qursi in the morning and in the night Insha'ALLAH. Also i think you can recite any 3 of Surat's 'An naas' + 'AL falaq' + 'AL Ikhlaas' + AL Kafiroon' four times each for complete protection Insha'ALLAH... :)

*Immortal Logic
15-06-08, 04:31 PM
:salams

Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:

:jkk:

Salaam'

Its not a jinn, its rem or lucid dreaming. Happens to many people. Sometimes you can do astral projection.

Ref:
Lucid dream (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream)


Psychophysiology of Lucid Dreaming (http://www.lucidity.com/SleepAndCognition.html)


Astral projection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_projection)

Highly likely this is what happened to you:
Sleep paralysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis)

codemanzs
16-06-08, 07:40 AM
Salaam,

Regards to the above message, personally I had experiences where my body has become lifeless except for my eyes that is open aware of the surroundings during nights that I feel total loss of limb functions. There are psychological factors that need to be established before state of deep sleep is induced. My theory is a number of reasons, firstly before sleep the state of mind can be impaired due to the body being naturally tired before sleep allowing the subconscious mine to takeover.

There is a distinctive possibility that if the lights are off in the room the mind can conjure up images that could cause hallucinations also a factor to remember depending on certain food that has been consumed during the evening this could cause the effect. But if you think of something scary or watch a horror movie you know the feeling. The mind replaying the movie events over and over this also could contribute to the fear factor thus the psychological state of mind being impaired.

If a window that has been opened this also contributes to the state of mind when you go in to sleep paralyses as once you are awake you feel you can not move your body it is to easy to assume a jinn is sitting on you, because you left a window open, but in reality if a jinn was sitting, you should be at some point pushed in to the mattress basically imbedded, the should be a feeling of a presences in the room even dark shadows are an indication or at the same time as if being pushed from the inside of your body in to the mattress. I’m not an expert on the issue but a similar thing happened to me once when when I woke up early hours of the morning many years ago.

Umm_Adam_
16-06-08, 12:24 PM
:salams

Yeh so i thought id just tell you about this jinn in my room, and maybe you could help me to get rid of it.

The prophet :saw: said to wipe the bed 3 times saying bismillah before you get in, and the days i forget this stupid idiot jinn comes and holds me down so i cant move :( so i say a few surahs like the 3 Quls, and as soon as i say ayatul qursi it lets me go.
This has happened a few times and it happened last night around 3 when i went to open my window and when i got into bed 10mins later it did the same thing.

anyways i was told to play surah bakarah in my room, is that right? or is there something else i have to do as well cos i wana get rid of it, i dont like having a jinn in my room :mad:

:jkk:

Really ...... :rubeyes: Well i have learned to live with the presence in my room :S

codemanzs
16-06-08, 02:20 PM
salaam,

Some people can put up having a presence in there room. But most importantly the home in a private dwelling and the bedroom too. The jinn will probably be having fun jumping on your chest each night staying rent free in your imitate space eating food from the leftover bones or inviting other jinns:hidban:. You do not need to suffer. Repel your fear through prayers, inshallah expel it out of your home asap. remember if the jinn was humen surely you would call the police for tresspass

Muqtabis-unNoor
16-06-08, 05:31 PM
Back in 2006 i was sleeping downstairs. i had a dream that I was lying on my bed and I was fighting myself. it just seemed like the whateveritwas was me, except that it was silvery and had pits instead of eyes. i was pushing it back but it was too strong for me and I was trying to say ta'awwudh. At first I couldn't finish saying it but then when I finally said it it pushed me down and my dream was over. I woke up and was staring at a shadow that looked like a cat. I couldn't move anything except my eyes. when I could finally speak I called for my mother and she took me upstairs. It was a hard experience for me and I wept. I was reciting the parts of ayatul kursi that I knew and I learned the whole verse the next day...I never slept downstairs again. I started praying from that moment on.

Sultan
16-06-08, 10:01 PM
Talking about the paranormal, something came to my mind the other. Having read a lot of stuff about UFOs in my time, I realised one thing: how come ufos have been always been witnessed to land in places where there are plenty of bushes?

mgilani
16-06-08, 10:48 PM
i wanna jin to bother me...


mayb

Now , Why am I not surprised?????


Sometimes its the humans that bother Jinns..............so it can be other way around.

codemanzs
17-06-08, 03:29 PM
salaam,

trust me, you dont want to meet a jinn, for he who meets you has broken the first rule. imagin your darkest fear now can you face it, what if your life was taken from you in the encounter, are you prepared to die or what good would you contribute to a jinn to bother you. the term bother would have extreme circumstances.

remember this if your heart is strong, your deen is strong and you are prepared to die anytime for allah (swt) then its possible under the right circumstances

Phoenix CG
17-06-08, 03:58 PM
some dillusional people in here :o

mgilani
17-06-08, 09:36 PM
some dillusional people in here :o

delusional about belief in jinns & their existence??

Salman Al-Farsi
17-06-08, 09:46 PM
Talking about the paranormal, something came to my mind the other. Having read a lot of stuff about UFOs in my time, I realised one thing: how come ufos have been always been witnessed to land in places where there are plenty of bushes?

so they can easily hide in the bushes i guess.

seven
17-06-08, 10:47 PM
bushes? maybe they needed oil? :D

... sorry, couldn't resist :o

Phoenix CG
17-06-08, 10:49 PM
delusional about belief in jinns & their existence??

They exist but half the people here probably only had something with a scientific/medical explanation, and are just paranoid...

Daaal
17-06-08, 11:38 PM
My mate always keeps telling me of the Jinn he had an encounter with at one of his cousin's house. It always said the athaan for Fajr, he told me how another one of his cousins didn't used to wake up for Fajr slept and was round that particular house. Next minute the Jinn would shake the bed and throw him off, he got bare shook and from there on started practising.


:rubeyes:

mgilani
18-06-08, 01:19 AM
They exist but half the people here probably only had something with a scientific/medical explanation, and are just paranoid...

So how do you differentiate science from religion????

codemanzs
18-06-08, 07:44 AM
Science vs. religion

Science in today’s world is heavily dependent on man made facts that would contribute to the capitalist ethos. Without scientific proof then it is deemed fantasy. I use the word capitalism because in my view if there was scientific proof established from the scientific community of preset that jinn’s did exist and ufo were the makings of the jinn’s then there would world wide catastrophic implication on world wide stock markets. The fabric of society as we know could become disillusioned as the science books of today only mentions man is the only domineering species and there are no other beings. Yet NASA and British astronomers still looking for extra terrestrial life on far away planets.

If you refer to the Quran on reference that the world was created from dust then check out the latest NASA theory of Black Holes in the universe they have now discovered that the world was created from dust from the very first black hole formation, hence he big bang theory. Yet the scientific community still disillusioned regards to the Quran. The truth is there. Still I noticed people who never encountered a jinn still want to see for it with there own eyes, like asking for proof. Surely what you don’t see is seeing you right now can you face jinn, or most importantly can you handle the proof. I think personally that we still in battle with our hearts and minds :rubeyes:

Science is based upon man made fact, religion is the opposite and science will always try to challenge religion, let me explain the man made laws of gravity, light can not be bent or shaped yet in the solar system black holes bend light by the will of Allah (swt

Marwan
23-06-08, 01:45 PM
Science vs. religion

Science in today’s world is heavily dependent on man made facts that would contribute to the capitalist ethos. Without scientific proof then it is deemed fantasy. I use the word capitalism because in my view if there was scientific proof established from the scientific community of preset that jinn’s did exist and ufo were the makings of the jinn’s then there would world wide catastrophic implication on world wide stock markets. The fabric of society as we know could become disillusioned as the science books of today only mentions man is the only domineering species and there are no other beings. Yet NASA and British astronomers still looking for extra terrestrial life on far away planets.

If you refer to the Quran on reference that the world was created from dust then check out the latest NASA theory of Black Holes in the universe they have now discovered that the world was created from dust from the very first black hole formation, hence he big bang theory. Yet the scientific community still disillusioned regards to the Quran. The truth is there. Still I noticed people who never encountered a jinn still want to see for it with there own eyes, like asking for proof. Surely what you don’t see is seeing you right now can you face jinn, or most importantly can you handle the proof. I think personally that we still in battle with our hearts and minds :rubeyes:

Science is based upon man made fact, religion is the opposite and science will always try to challenge religion, let me explain the man made laws of gravity, light can not be bent or shaped yet in the solar system black holes bend light by the will of Allah (swt

lol, I didn't see this post before. Science is trying to challenge religion? I think I just got my answer right there.

codemanzs
24-06-08, 09:49 AM
lol, I didn't see this post before. Science is trying to challenge religion? I think I just got my answer right there.

here we go again, back off I don't want your radical views pushed in my face, merwan this post is about man's proof to accept if jinns are real and the science that is based of fact who are trying to dismiss the fact, I am trying to establish the link, science vrs religion, hence my post,

Ebony
24-06-08, 09:51 AM
jinns :nervous:

Yokel
24-06-08, 10:34 AM
i have had som experiences myself in a dream and by sight. there is 1 strange thing that happened to me tho which i dont understand. i was staying at a place far away from my family and was alone. i stayed in 1 room and didnt go much into the others. i was on the bed reading the quran and was falling asleep and placed it on my chest and fell half asleep as it was late. suddenly i thro the book on the floor. i jumped up and picked the holy quran and said astaqfurullah and kissed it. after placing it on the top of the shelf i read my salah of tahajat. i spoke to somone about it and he said it was most likely a reflex because of the way i was resting? allah knows best!

Ebony
24-06-08, 11:02 AM
jinnat :nervous:

$HugoBoss$
05-02-09, 11:00 AM
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Joha
05-02-09, 11:56 AM
Science is based upon man made fact, religion is the opposite and science will always try to challenge religion, let me explain the man made laws of gravity, light can not be bent or shaped yet in the solar system black holes bend light by the will of Allah (swt

I'm dumbstruck, the characters we get on here.

'Man made law of Gravity'? Surely that's blasphemous...is Man superior to God?

Eshal
03-04-09, 08:49 AM
Before, I used to be scared about even listening to the word Jinn, but somehow I’m ok now. I have had an encounter with a jinn personally, only once.

I was lying down on my bed on my right hand side, and all of a sudden my body felt paralysed – I couldn’t move anything except my tongue (this is night time), and from the left corner of my left eye, I could see a red light, and it was (somehow) speaking to me, and saying “What are you going to do now? I’ve got complete control of you, you can’t do anything,” etc. etc. like it was taunting me. As I couldn’t move anything except my tongue, without moving my mouth I tried to recite ‘La ilaaha illallah’ as much as I could, and slowly the red light began to fade and I could move again.

Another experience was when I was at a relatives house, and my aunty got possessed by a Jinn, and I heard her speak in a man’s voice, it was harsh (the voice I mean). When my uncle started reciting Surah An-Naas and Surah Falaq, the voice started saying “Don’t read, Don’t read”, and then my aunty started to calm down (because the jinn was making her fluster about because he was in pain). But they didn’t manage to get the jinn out, so they had to call a higher authority person (peer, etc.) who dealt with jinns and he got it out. And he actually spoke to the jinn and asked his name, where he came from, why he’s here, etc.

I actually find this topic to be truly fascinating now, weirdly enough!

May Allah protect us from satanic Jinns, Ameen.

Eshal
25-06-12, 07:40 AM
No one has had anymore encounters?

pureity
12-08-12, 03:27 PM
ASA

Just read your post, ive had on & off experiences and its not nice, no matter what age you are it scares you. It would always happpen when your mostly in your half sleeping mode. I would get strong sexual dreams and it scares you.Ive seen it lying ontop of me and ive spoken to it....it really really is not nice. The Jinn changes into someone you like or know in your dream. Ive seen it its just a dark,grey shadow , like a old cartoon figure, and can look like anyone you know. I went to a sheikh who gave me something to read for 40days , also remember Allah Tallah has said "whoever closes their doors by saying the full bismillah irahman niraheem a saiytan cannot open it". Before Magrib any open windows i close by saying bsimillah and open and shut the front door saying the full bismillah. You have to read the 3 quls, aytal qursi, surah fatiha & and the small dua before u sleep (its in prayers of the prophets books). The days when i dont feel too good i read the few small duos before sleeping from the fortress of the muslim book, prob takes 5 to 7 mins to read. I read Yasin surah at least once a week and ive just found out that if you read the last 2 verses of surah Bakrah for three days continuoulsy (3mins reading) nothing can enter your house ever. Allahamdullilah its worked, you must believe and read it . Ive seen the angel that comes and stands by you and protects you all night. (ive stared to see spirits for the past year that happened but am ignoring it all as dont want to be part of it). Other precautions you can take but make sure you dont think as them as protection only a deterence (as if you have an headache you would take paracetomal and would also read to Allah, you have to do a little yourself also) I burn frankinscense oils in my house , (the best burner is the burners and the actual drops from the sak of the trees that arabs burn and you can get that from syria etc countries), i have recently been told to hold a green jade stone in my hand, which is my birth stone which will get rid of any negativity. Remember you must not think that these things will protect you as only Allah can do that, its just like taking medicine, but Allah Tallah is the only one that can help you. Im making a tasbee of the green jade stone which will be magnetic energy plus enable me pray my protection from Allah. I also have the quran cd playing in my room on some nights and try and play surah Bakrah a few times on low volume on days i feel anxious (but that does not help you have to be brave). Also after reading any farz prayer have an intention of doing Ruqyah and read Surah fatiyah 3, 5 or seven times and blow on yourself. Allahmdallilah ive been protected by Allah Tallah and its all TRUE as ive seen it and seen the angel that stands by your bed to protect you once you read your aytul kursi every night. Also before you step out of your house read "Bismillahhi Tawakaltu illahi wallah Howlah Wallah Quwatah Illah Billah Hiyal Hayal Azeem" No saitann can come near you. Get a little duo book these are for your protection and mashallah THEY DO WORK. Soon as you open your front door and enter say "Aslamalakum" and read the Aytul Kursil and close the door by saying Bismillah Irahman Niraheem!Blow around you!!These are really simple duos to remember and THEY DO WORK!!!! I am a single female separated and the days the kids are not around me, i hardly sleep. This all started to intense this year in February. But Allahmdullilah i wake up now if im not at home before anything happens and have the Aytul Kursi on my lips at all times. Inshallah this will work for you. Or get some friends family come round and read yasin Surah in your house. I also play the Azaan from the islamic channels when ever i can, and leave them on whenever i go out as the quran and azaan will be playing in the house while your out. If your tellys like mine it switches off after about 2hours itself so electricty gets wasted on many other things and your not wasting it here. Good Luck inshallah!!!!please remember the reason for the burining of frankiscense holding a green jade stone are all to repel the jinn as they donot like the smell or the mayb colour of the stone etc its like vampires don't like garlic (so they say) etc. I also read somewhere they don't like the smell of musk and I hated that smell but now I spray it on in body spray.so please do not do shirk with these things its your belief and faith in Allah that will help you. I've done all of these small changes in my daily routine and alahmdallilah I'm 99 % protected (as I said b4 when I've had a snooze in my car I felt something and I suddenly woke up as part of my protection and saw a very light black shadow around me, I read my aytul kursi and it flew off. When I started reading these duos I was asleep and left my curtains open, I suddenly woke up and saw it flying towards my bedroom window. So alahamdallilah I was proteted before it could even come near me. I read my atul kursi again and blew it and went to sleep. They know what your thinking as in the first few days it aLl started I could not understand what I was seeing in a half sleep like dream and started googling what it was, a balck spirit what could it be. I got scared and went to bed. Then the next day about 11am (its not always night time you know, its whenever you sleep) it came ontop of me and I was frozen so I could not read, hesaid to me “ask me“[in the exact deep satanic voice u hear on tv”subcounciously I asked what are u?, I had a flash of white light and was taken on a lawn somewhere and asked this man standing in front of me ”what are you” he replied ”jinn”. I ran back all the way into a glass house and closed the doors. There was a man in the house who said to me shut the doors. That was what knocked me for 6. The next day when I woke up I found out all the duos that I should read and realised if been forgetting to read the aytul kursi but was reading the 3 quls. I stopped going out, every1 I saw I thought that was him in disguise (I'd even seen him get into my bed next to me and pretend to be my sister, that was 11am in the morning after I dropped the kids to school and wanted to catch up on a quik nap”. I was half asleep thinking what's my sister doing here then relised it was not her and quickly started reading lailla,h, it quickly got out shaking and changed into him again[grey form of a man dressed in balck jeans and a jacket I know) and ran out of my room. That was back in february 2012. As I've written before I saybismillah when I open the car door, when I open a window close them. Just simple items. Photographed a uo from utube to read incase I'm not home. U can record quik duos you cannot remember on your mobile, so its so easy, After reading this forum I've now believe that their a species like cats and dogs that live among us, that many can't see. Its a case of locking your doors withthe right duos to make sure its locked securely and you have the right body creams as duos on you before you go to sleep! Protect youself gus, and please don't make fun of my events as it really really scared me and I read every night to protecy myself. Its not nice to see anything that your mum used to tal about and say don't wear perfme, come in at magrib time its all true guys!! It just shows all those people who have other faiths ours is all true as its told us about them in the Quran and how to protect ourselves from them and I've seen the angle mashallah thatis sent to stand over us all night!! Islam is 500% the truest religion for any non believers!!