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  • 1. Out of Sight - II BRIEF DISCUSSION ON JINN1|Page
  • 2. 1 COMPONENTS OF DEEN .......................................................................................................................................... 32 BELIEF IN THE JINN .................................................................................................................................................. 4 2.1 OBLIGATORY .................................................................................................................................................................. 4 2.2 LINGUISTIC DEFINITION OF JINN ......................................................................................................................................... 4 2.3 TECHNICAL DEFINITION .................................................................................................................................................... 4 2.4 ARE JINNS VISIBLE TO HUMAN ? ........................................................................................................................................ 4 2.5 POSITION OF OTHER FAITHS .............................................................................................................................................. 5 2.6 PAGAN ARABS ................................................................................................................................................................ 5 2.7 JUDAISM ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5 2.8 CHRISTIANITY ................................................................................................................................................................. 5 2.9 WISDOM OF CREATING JINNS ............................................................................................................................................ 6 2.10 ASH-SHAYTAN (SATAN) ............................................................................................................................................... 73 WISDOM BEHIND CREATING ASH-SHAYTAN ............................................................................................................ 8 3.1 QAREEN ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8 3.2 ASH-SHAYTAN :: THE ENEMY OF MAN ................................................................................................................................ 9 3.3 SHAYTAN’S INTEREST ..................................................................................................................................................... 104 CHARACTERISTICS OF JINN .................................................................................................................................... 11 4.1.1 Jinn :: Good & Evil ........................................................................................................................................... 11 4.1.2 Life of the Jin ................................................................................................................................................... 11 4.1.3 Jinn & Marriage .............................................................................................................................................. 11 4.1.3.1 Can Humans & Jinn Inter-Marry ? .......................................................................................................................... 12 4.1.3.1.1 Contradictory Opinions ..................................................................................................................................... 12 4.1.3.1.2 Clear Proof ........................................................................................................................................................ 12 4.1.4 Dwelling places of Jinn ................................................................................................................................... 13 4.1.4.1 Jinns Die ................................................................................................................................................................. 14 4.1.4.2 Food of Jinn ............................................................................................................................................................ 14 4.1.5 Weakness of Jinn ............................................................................................................................................ 14 4.1.5.1 No power over Righteous Muslim .......................................................................................................................... 14 4.1.5.2 Limited Power ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 4.1.5.3 Limited to this Universe ......................................................................................................................................... 15 4.1.6 Abilities of Jinn ................................................................................................................................................ 16 4.1.6.1 Whispers ................................................................................................................................................................ 16 4.1.6.2 Speed...................................................................................................................................................................... 16 4.1.6.3 Transformation....................................................................................................................................................... 16 4.1.7 Possession ....................................................................................................................................................... 17 4.1.7.1 Can Jinn possess Humans ? .................................................................................................................................... 17 4.1.7.2 Why do Jinn possess Humans ? .............................................................................................................................. 17 4.1.7.3 How to Avoid Possessions ? ................................................................................................................................... 18 4.1.7.4 Signs of Possessions ............................................................................................................................................... 18 4.1.7.5 How to cure Possession ? ....................................................................................................................................... 19 4.1.8 Can Jinn help believers ? ................................................................................................................................. 192|Page
  • 3. 1 Components of DeenThere are three components of the DeenSahih Muslim Book 001, Number 0001:One day we were sitting in the company of Allahs Apostle (peace beupon him) when there appeared before us a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black.There were no signs of travel on him. None amongst us recognized him.At last he sat with the Apostle (peace be upon him) He knelt before him placed his palms on his thighs andsaid: Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam.The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Al-Islam implies that you testify that there is no god butAllah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast ofRamadan, and perform pilgrimage to the (House) if you are solvent enough (to bear the expense of) thejourney.He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.He (Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: It amazed us that he would put the question and then he would himself verifythe truth.He (the inquirer) said: Inform me about Iman (faith).He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, in His angels, in His Books, in His Apostles, inthe Day of Judgment, and you affirm your faith in the Divine Decree about good and evil.He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.He (the inquirer) again said: Inform me about al-Ihsan (performance of good deeds).He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, for though you dont see Him, He,verily, sees you.He (the enquirer) again said: Inform me about the hour (of the Doom).He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: One who is asked knows no more than the one who is inquiring (about it).He (the inquirer) said: Tell me some of its indications.He (the Holy Prophet) said: That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and master, that you will findbarefooted, destitute goat-herds vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings.He (the narrator, Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: Then he (the inquirer) went on his way but I stayed with him (theHoly Prophet) for a long while.He then, said to me: Umar, do you know who this inquirer was? I replied: Allah and His Apostle knows best. He(the Holy Prophet) remarked: He was Gabriel (the angel). He came to you in order to instruct you in matters ofreligion.3|Page
  • 4. 2 Belief in the Jinn2.1 ObligatoryDenying is considered Kufr by consensus of the scholars.Sahih International: Say, [O Muhammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinnlistened and said, Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’an. [ Surah al-Jin 72, Ayat 1 ]2.2 Linguistic Definition of JinnSahih International: O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents fromParadise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, heand his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those whodo not believe. [ Surah al-A’raf 7, Ayat 27 ]2.3 Technical DefinitionThey are accountable beings with free will. Allah created them from fire and they are invisible tohumans. They have special abilities, unlike those of humans.Muhsin Khan: And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire. [ Surah al-Hijr15, Ayat 27 ]Sahih International: And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. [ Surahar-Rahman 55,Ayat 15 ]2.4 Are Jinns Visible to Human ?Muhsin Khan: O Children of Adam! Let not Shaitan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents [Adamand Hawwa (Eve)] out of Paradise, stripping them of their raiments, to show them their private parts.Verily, he and Qabiluhu (his soldiers from the jinns or his tribe) see you from where you cannot seethem. Verily, We made the Shayatin (devils) Auliya (protectors and helpers) for those who believenot.[ Surah al-A’raf 7, Ayat 27 ]4|Page
  • 5. 2.5 Position of Other Faiths2.6 Pagan ArabsSahih International: And they have claimed between Him and the jinn a lineage, but the jinn havealready known that they [who made such claims] will be brought to [punishment]. [ Surah as-Saffat37, Ayat 158 ]Sahih International: But they have attributed to Allah partners - the jinn, while He has created them -and have fabricated for Him sons and daughters without knowledge. Exalted is He and high abovewhat they describe. [ Surah al-An’am 6, Ayat 100 ]2.7 Judaism o Some modern sects deny the existence of jinn. o Most sources say that they exist and created from fire.2.8 Christianity oIblees has a personal army of demons to assist him in attacking humans. o Consider Iblees to be a fallen angel. o Generally jinn were also fallen angels. o Modern Christianity doesn’t believe in jinn, but they believe in demons as bad angels.5|Page
  • 6. 2.9 Wisdom of Creating JinnsSahih International: And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. [ Surah ad-Dhariyat 51, Ayat 56 ]Sahih International: "O company of jinn and mankind, did there not come to you messengers fromamong you, relating to you My verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They willsay, "We bear witness against ourselves"; and the worldly life had deluded them, and they will bearwitness against themselves that they were disbelievers. [ Surah al-An’am 6, Ayat 130 ]6|Page
  • 7. 2.10 Ash-Shaytan (Satan)  He is Ibless, the Great Taaghoot, and the Enemy of Mankind  He is one of the Jinn o Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50  Muhsin Khan: And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong- doers, etc).  Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.  Is Iblees “the father” of all Jinn ? o This is more so the opinion of the scholars but not defined / mentioned / clarified by the Prophet (saw). o Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50  Muhsin Khan: And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong- doers, etc).  Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. o Sheikh IbnTaymiah mentions that Iblees is the father of all jinn. o He was given the shape of an angel due to his excellent worship to Allah SWT. When he disbelieved he was changed back to his original or worsened shape, no more like an angel. o He has horns, and his face looks like an ugly fruit from the bottom of the hellfire. Describing the tree in hellfire, Allah SWT says  Verily, it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire, The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shayatin (devils) [ Surah As-Saffat 37, Ayat 64-65 ]7|Page
  • 8. 3 Wisdom behind creating ash-Shaytan 1) Struggling with ash-Shaytan and his allies is a manifestation of completing one’s servitude to Allah 2) Fearing sin 3) A lesson 4) A test 5) A manifestation of Allah’s complete power 6) Approaching the opposite 7) Trial is a path to gratitude 8) Many more acts of worship made possible 9) The appearance of many of Allah’s signs and miracles 10) Creation from fire is a sign in itself 11) Manifestation of Allah’s Names & Attributes 12) Demonstrating Allah’s Complete Control & Ownership 13) Manifestation of Allah’s complete Wisdom 14) Praising Allah for suppressing the Shaytan 15) Showing His Patience & Mercy3.1 Qareen‘Abd-AllaahibnMas’ood narrated: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “There is no one among youbut a companion from among the jinn has been assigned to him.” They said, “Even you, O Messengerof Allaah?’ He said, “Even me, but Allaah helped me with him and he became Muslim (or: and I amsafe from him), so he only enjoins me to do that which is good.” [ Muslim ]According to another report, “… There is assigned to him a companion from among the jinn and acompanion from among the angels.” [SaheehMuslim ]And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah)(i.e. this Quran and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan devil) to be a Qarin (anintimate companion) to him. [ SurahAz-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 36]Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in hiswakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape." Abu Abdullah said, "IbnSirin said, Only if hesees the Prophet in his (real) shape." [ Saheeh al-Bukhari ]8|Page
  • 9. 3.2 Ash-Shaytan :: The Enemy of ManSahih International: Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites hisparty to be among the companions of the Blaze. [ SurahFatir 35, Ayat 6 ]Sahih International: [Iblees] said, "Do You see this one whom You have honored above me? If Youdelay me until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy his descendants, except for a few." [Allah]said, "Go, for whoever of them follows you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of you – an amplerecompense. And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assaultthem with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children andpromise them." But Satan does not promise them except delusion. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 62 - 64 ]Sahih International: [Satan] said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for themon Your straight path. Then I will come to them from before them and from behind them and on theirright and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]." [ Surah al-Araf 7, Ayat 16 -17 ]9|Page
  • 10. 3.3 Shaytan’s Interest 1) Husband & Wife 2) Parents & Children 3) Hoax :: Actions that are worthless and yet appears fantastic 4) False promise 5) Makes wrong look right 6) Create interesting arguments 7) Haram seen as Halal 8) Sibling rivalry 9) Anger 10) Constant seeking of pleasure a. Prophet (saw) said that it will to the extent that we will forget to cry 11) Secrecy 12) SuspicionNOTE :: Shaytan nourishes the weakness in us to the point it overwhelms our common sense.10 | P a g e
  • 11. 4 Characteristics of Jinn4.1.1 Jinn :: Good & EvilSahih International: And among us are the righteous, and among us are [others] not so; we were [of]divided ways. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 11 ]Sahih International: And among us are Muslims [in submission to Allah], and among us are theunjust. And whoever has become Muslim – those have sought out the right course. But as for theunjust, they will be, for Hell, firewood. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 14 - 15 ]4.1.2 Life of the JinNarrated: Abdullah bin Umar :: Yahya related to me from Malik from IbnShihab from AbuBakribnUbaydullahibn Abdullah ibn Umar from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, mayAllah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When you eat, eat with your right hand and drink withyour right hand. shaytan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand." [ Imam Maliks Muwatta ]IbnMas`ud reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says: “There came to me aninviter on behalf of the Jinn and I went along with him and recited to them the Qur’an.” He (thenarrator) said: The Prophet then went along with us and showed us their traces and traces of theirembers. The Jinn asked the Prophet about their provision and he said: “Every bone on which thename of Allah is recited is your provision. The time it will fall in your hand it would be covered withflesh, and (you can have) all the droppings as food for your animals.” The Prophet (peace andblessings of Allah be upon him) said, “So do not use (these things) for cleaning yourselves (afterrelieving oneself), for they are the food and provision of your brothers (Jinn).” [ Muslim ]4.1.3 Jinn & MarriageSahih International: – [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 56 ]Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and theyprostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Thenwill you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you?Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. [ Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50 ]11 | P a g e
  • 12. 4.1.3.1 Can Humans & Jinn Inter-Marry ? 4.1.3.1.1Contradictory Opinions  IbnTaymiyyah says that it is well know that men and Jinn can intermarry and have children. Al-Imam as-Suyootee also mentions many stories.  Al-Imam Malik and other Muslim jurists accepted the possibility of a human make marrying a female of the Jin, but rejected the opposite. Other jurists rejected the possibility of either. 4.1.3.1.2Clear ProofSahih International: And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you fromyour mates sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehooddo they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve? [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 72 ]Sahih International: And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you mayfind tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs fora people who give thought.[ Surahar-Rum 30, Ayat 21 ]12 | P a g e
  • 13. 4.1.4 Dwelling places of Jinn  Jinn share the earth with us  Throne of Iblees is at sea o It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “The throne of Iblees is on the sea and he sends out his troops to spread mischief (fitnah) among the people. The greatest of them in his sight is the one who causes the most fitnah.” [ Saheeh Muslim, Ahmad ]  They mostly live in impure places such as :: o Dumpsters o Bathrooms o Abandoned places i.e. graveyards  The Shayateen mostly gather in markets and trail of camels o If you can, do not be the first one to enter the marketplace. And do not be the last to leave it. For they are the places of Satan and therein he raises his banner.” [ Sahih Muslim ]  They spread at the time of sunset and often sit between shade & light o Hadith - SahihBukhari 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).  The Shayateen will not enter a house where the name of Allah was mentioned upon entering. o If the man enters his house and mentions the name of Allah upon entering it and upon eating therein, Satan says, ‘There is no lodging for you here and no meal here.’ But if the man enters his house and neglects to mention the name of Allah upon entering it, Satan says, ‘I have found lodging for you.’ And if he does not mention Allah’s name upon eating his meal, Satan says, ‘I have found lodging and a meal.’ [ Saheeh Muslim, Musnad Imam ahmad ]  They run away from homes where Surah al-Baqarah is recited, where Allah’s Name is often mentioned o Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahualayhiwasalam) said, “Do not turn your houses into graves. Shaitan is barred from any house in which Surat al- Baqarah (2) is recited.” [ Muslim ]  When they hear the adhan they run away o Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Adhan is pronounced Satan takes to his heels and passes wind with noise during his flight in order not to hear the Adhan. When the Adhan is completed he comes back and again takes to his heels when the Iqama is pronounced and after its completion he returns again till he whispers into the heart of the person (to divert his attention from his prayer) and makes him remember things which he does not recall to his mind before the prayer and that causes him to forget how much he has prayed.” [ Bukhari ]13 | P a g e
  • 14.  In Ramadan, the Shayateen are chained o The Prophet (salAllahualaihiwasallam) said, “When the first night of the month of Ramadan comes, the devils and rebellious jinn are chained up and the gates of Hell are closed, and not one gate of it is opened. The gates of Paradise are opened and not one gate of it is closed. And a caller cries out: ‘O seeker of good, proceed; O seeker of evil, desist. And Allah has those whom He frees from the Fire, and that happens every night.” [ at-Tirmidhi, IbnMaajah and IbnKhuzaymah - Classed as Hasan by Sh al-Albaani in Sahih al- Jaami’, 759 ]4.1.4.1 Jinns DieSahih International: Everyone upon the earth will perish, [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 26 ]Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet used to say, “I seek refuge (with YOU) by Your ‘Izzat, None has theright to be worshipped but You Who does not die while the jinns and the human beings die.” [ Bukhari]4.1.4.2 Food of Jinn o Sahih International: And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them." But Satan does not promise them except delusion. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 64 ] o It is recorded from IbnMasud that a messenger from the jinn came to the Prophet (SAW) and he went with them. The Prophet (SAW) read to them some verses. The Prophet (SAW) showed the people the remains of their embers. They asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about their provisions and he told them, .Every bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned will have meat on it for you. And the dung are fodder for your animals.. [ Saheeh al- Muslim ] o Camels are made of Shaytan / Jinn :: Sahih Muslim 3/332 #450 o 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 saheehisnaad ]4.1.5 Weakness of Jinn4.1.5.1 No power over Righteous MuslimSahih International: Indeed, over My [believing] servants there is for you no authority. And sufficientis your Lord as Disposer of affairs. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 65 ]14 | P a g e
  • 15. Sahih International: And he had over them no authority except [it was decreed] that We might makeevident who believes in the Hereafter from who is thereof in doubt. And your Lord, over all things, isGuardian. [ Surah Saba 34, Ayat 21 ]4.1.5.2 Limited PowerSahih International: And the devils have not brought the revelation down. It is not allowable forthem, nor would they be able. Indeed they, from [its] hearing, are removed. [ Surah Ash-Shuara 26, Ayat210 - 212 ]Sahih International: Say, "If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of thisQur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants." [ Surah al-Isra17, Ayat 88 ]Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in hiswakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape." Abu Abdullah said, "IbnSirin said, Only if hesees the Prophet in his (real) shape." [ Saheeh al-Bukhari ]4.1.5.3 Limited to this UniverseSahih International: So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? We will attend to you, Oprominent beings. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? O company of jinn andmankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass. You willnot pass except by authority [from Allah]. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? Therewill be sent upon you a flame of fire and smoke, and you will not defend yourselves. [ Surahar-Rahman55, Ayat 33 - 35 ]Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, andclose your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the jinns spread out at such timeand 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). [ Bukhari ]Hadith - Muwatta, 49.21 :: ...Shaytan does not open a locked door or untie a tied knot, or uncover avessel.15 | P a g e
  • 16. 4.1.6 Abilities of Jinn4.1.6.1 WhispersBukhari and Muslim report that once when the Prophet was in seclusion (Itikaf) in the mosque, hiswife Safiyyah went to see him. When she left, the Prophet accompanied her to his house. On the wayhe met two Companions from Ansar who were passing by. They sped up their pace when they sawhim. He called them and said, "This is my wife SafiyyahbintHuyai. They said, "Subhan Allah! OMessenger of Allah, why are you saying this?" The Prophet said, "Satan flows inside man like blood. Ifeared, may be he put bad thoughts about me in your minds."4.1.6.2 SpeedSahih International: A powerful one from among the jinn said, “I will bring it to you before you risefrom your place, and indeed, I am for this *task+ strong and trustworthy.” Said one who hadknowledge from the Scripture, “I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.” And when*Solomon+ saw it placed before him, he said, “This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether Iwill be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful – his gratitude is only for [the benefit of]himself. And whoever is ungrateful – then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous.” [ Surah an-Naml 27, Ayat 39 - 40 ]Sahih International: And we have sought [to reach] the heaven but found it filled with powerfulguards and burning flames. And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing, but whoever listensnow will find a burning flame lying in wait for him. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 8 - 9 ]4.1.6.3 Transformation  They cannot transform in front of us  Jinn can transform into the shape of humans and animals, especially those which are black o 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 saheehisnaad ]  Jinn often enter houses in the shape of snakes. o Three types of snakes that the jinn won’t take form are rattle snake, cobra, and a bald snake.  Prophet (saw) made an exception regarding the bald snake with two spots above its eyes. This type of snake should be killed immediately. [ Bukhari ] o A Muslim should follow the following etiquettes ::  Do not rush to kill a snake that is found in your home  Command the snake to leave the house  After three, it can be killed16 | P a g e
  • 17. Hadith - Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Abu Said al-Khudri :: Muhammad ibnAbuYahya said that his father told that he and his companion went to AbuSaid 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 AbuSaid 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.4.1.7 Possession4.1.7.1 Can Jinn possess Humans ?IbnTaymiyyahsaid , “ The entering of Jinn into the body of humans is a well-established fact by theagreement of the Imams of Ahl As-Sunnahwal- Jama’ah.Sahih International: Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the Day of Resurrection] exceptas one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity. That is because they say, "Trade is [just] likeinterest." But Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest. So whoever has received anadmonition from his Lord and desists may have what is past, and his affair rests with Allah. Butwhoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the companions of the Fire; they willabide eternally therein. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 275 ]Bukhari and Muslim report that once when the Prophet was in seclusion (Itikaf) in the mosque, hiswife Safiyyah went to see him. When she left, the Prophet accompanied her to his house. On the wayhe met two Companions from Ansar who were passing by. They sped up their pace when they sawhim. He called them and said, "This is my wife SafiyyahbintHuyai. They said, "Subhan Allah! OMessenger of Allah, why are you saying this?" The Prophet said, "Satan flows inside man like blood. Ifeared, may be he put bad thoughts about me in your minds."4.1.7.2 Why do Jinn possess Humans ?  Enmity  Magic o Sahih International: And when a messenger from Allah came to them confirming that which was with them, a party of those who had been given the Scripture threw the Scripture of Allah behind their backs as if they did not know [what it contained]. And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, . But the two17 | P a g e
  • 18. angels do not teach anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 101 - 102 ] o This is the most common type of possession. A possessed man was brought to the prophet (SAW) and he said: “’Aduw Allah ukhruj (O enemy of Allah, exit the body of the possessed).  Revenge o If a person hurts an animal that were jinn, the jinn will take revenge for it. o If man disturbs the jinn they would take revenge. o Simple hatred for the human being.  Adoration or lust o Jinn might have lust for female among human o Homosexuality is more widespread among the Jinn than human4.1.7.3 How to Avoid Possessions ?  Fear of Jinn is the invitation  Fear Allah  Seek Allah’s Help  Be clothed properly  Cover your food  Well smelled housed  Organized house  Make Du’a before entering/exiting washrooms  Make Du’a before entering/exiting home  Recite Allah’s name before doing anything. i.e. dressing, eating, etc4.1.7.4 Signs of Possessions o hate to hear the Quran. o hate to pray. o find it very hard to fast. o react in a very weird way. They will go from one extreme stage (e.g. extreme laughter, anger etc) to another. o have extremely bad nightmares constantly. o feel as if ants are crawling all over his/her body. o feel numbness in their hands and feet. o will speak weird languages. Languages that the person was never exposed to.18 | P a g e
  • 19. 4.1.7.5 How to cure Possession ?  Read Quran &Dhikr o With wudu do the following  AyatulQursi, (the most effective).  Surah FatiHa,  Surah Ikhlaas  al-Mi’wadhatayn: Surah al-Falaq, and surah an-Naas  Verses from surah as-Saffat.  Surah al-Baqarah, specially the last two verses o Once above is done, do the following  Blow on to the water mixed with the following mixture. Before water finishes add some more it as the barakah will pass on to the new content  Break and/or grind Lote Tree leaves [Southern Nettle Tree, Lote Tree, Honeyberry, Celtisaustralis] and mix them in water. Use it to drink, bath &wudu.  Eat Ajwa dates. Has Baraka as mentioned by Prophet (saw) Narrated Saud: I heard Allahs Apostle saying, "If Somebody takes seven Ajwa dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day." [ Bukhari ]  7 dates and nothing else in each meal and water. Preferably the above mixture water.  Some scholars mention any dates are fine  Fasting  Destroying the magical charm  It is not permissible to seek help from magicians4.1.8 Can Jinn help believers ?Sahih International: And to Solomon [We subjected] the wind – its morning [journey was that of] amonth – and its afternoon [journey was that of] a month, and We made flow for him a spring of[liquid] copper. And among the jinn were those who worked for him by the permission of his Lord.And whoever deviated among them from Our command – We will make him taste of the punishmentof the Blaze. They made for him what he willed of elevated chambers, statues, bowls like reservoirs,and stationary kettles. [We said], "Work, O family of David, in gratitude." And few of My servants aregrateful. [ Surah Saba 34, Ayat 12 - 13 ]Sahih International: And We certainly tried Solomon and placed on his throne a body; then hereturned. He said, "My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyoneafter me. Indeed, You are the Bestower." So We subjected to him the wind blowing by his command,gently, wherever he directed, And [also] the devils [of jinn] – every builder and diver And othersbound together in shackles. [ Surah Sad 38, Ayat 34 - 38 ]19 | P a g e