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Jinn Possession

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Jinn possession of a human is proven in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah and by the eyewitness. 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.

“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 ayah 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 ayah 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 riba will rise on the Day of Resurrection crazy and choking.”

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 Riba 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 imams 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.”

Reason for demonic Jinn Possession

1. Revenge

When a jinn possesses a human being for revenge, it is usually because the human has caused harm to it, or the jinn thinks the person has intentionally caused it harm.

The ways in which a human can cause harm to the jinn

When the jinn possesses a human for revenge it usually due to one of the following reasons:

i) Pouring boiling water: Boiling water can cause harm to the jinn or even kill them. If a person, for example, pours boiling water in the bathroom or in the lavatory while cleaning and does not say bismillah before they pour water, a jinn could be sleeping there, perhaps a baby, or a young jinn and they will be killed or harmed, and the family or tribe of the jinn will want to take revenge.

ii) Urinating in places where jinn resides: The jinn resides in places where human beings do not frequently visit and tend to take control of these areas and make them their homes. For example, insect holes, caves or woodlands.
If a jinn is sleeping or sitting with his family by a bush for example, and a human comes and urinates there, where the jinn resides, and he doesn’t say bismillah beforehand, the jinn can take control of him, since they feel that he has caused them harm, so the effect will be that they will cause him to harm in return. I have personally seen this happen where a brother came to me, I read ruqya for him, and the jinn had explained that he had taken control of this person because of his actions in a park.

iii) Harming animals that have jinn in them: Jinn can take the form of animals/Jinn can live in animals, particularly black animals, and so if a person harms an animal, particularly at night, these can be jinn and they can harm you back. Shaykh al-Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah, 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.)

According to the Prophet ﷺ, if a snake enters your home, it may be a jinn, and so you must give it the time and option to leave, for 3 days and if it still refuses then kill it as it is Shaytaan.

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