Seeking the help of righteous Jinn

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad ,  is His slave and Messenger.

jinnThere is a difference of opinion among the scholars regarding the issue of seeking the help of jinn in what is Islamically permissible and it is reported that Ibn Taymiyyah (may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them)   permitted it in one opinion and forbade it in another.

However, the view that we consider to be the preponderant opinion is that it is forbidden (haram), even if the help is sought from righteous jinn; this is for many reasons, among them are the following:

  • Jinn belong to the realm of the unseen, so it is difficult to make sure whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims, or whether they are truth-tellers or liars, righteous or wicked. In general, the jinn are liars. Allaah Says (what means): {They pass on what is heard, and most of them are liars.} [Quran 26:223]
  • Due to the spread of ignorance and the lack of religious knowledge, a Muslim may practice divination on the pretext of seeking help from the jinn in doing righteous deeds, and he may fall into their plot and deceit unknowingly (waseela-ti-i’la-shirk). So, he will make mischief while intending to reform; indeed, it is an obligation to block the means to evil.

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem ‘Aal Ash-Shaykh and Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them   are among the scholars who issued Fataawa stating that it is not permissible to seek help from the jinn in what is permissible.

And Allah knows best.

Posted on January 29, 2013, in Aqeedah and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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