Jinn or Djinn are mentioned frequently in the Quraan and other Islamic texts (the 72nd Surah is titled Sūrah al-Jinn).


They inhabit an unseen world in dimensions beyond the visible universe of humans. The Quraan says that the jinn are made of a smokeless and “scorching fire”, but are also physical in nature, having the ablity to interact physically with people.


The jinn, humans and angels are the three well known creations of Allah (Ta’ala). Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans and are unlike angels.


The Quraan also mentions that Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) was sent as a Nabi to both “humanity and the jinn”, and that Ambiyaa and Messengers were sent to both communities.


They are usually invisible to humans, but humans do appear clearly to jinn. Jinn have the power to travel large distances at extreme speeds and are thought to live mainly in remote areas, mountains, seas, trees, and the air, in their own communities. Like humans, jinn will also be judged on the Day of Judgement and will be sent to Paradise or Hell according to their deeds.




Proof from Quraan-

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن صَلْصَالٍ مِّنْ حَمَإٍ مَّسْنُونٍ وَالْجَانَّ خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن قَبْلُ مِن نَّارِ السَّمُومِ

 [ الحجر:26-27]

Almighty Allah (Ta’ala) says: “And verily, We created mankind from the sounding clay of altered mud and the jinn We created before from the smokeless fire”

(Aayah 26 – 27 Surah Al-Hijr 15)


يَابَنِي آدَمَ لَا يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْآتِهِمَاۗ إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا تَرَوْنَهُمْۗ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

[ الأعراف:27-27]


Almighty Allah (Ta’ala) says: “O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, him and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe.”

(Aayah 27 Surah Al-‘A`rāf 7)


Proof from Hadith-


Ya’la Ibn Murah (Radhiallahu Anhu) says: “I saw Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) do three things which no one before or after me saw. I went with him on a trip. On the way, we passed by a woman sitting at the roadside with a young boy. She called out, ‘O Messenger of Allah, this boy is afflicted with a trial, and from him we have also been afflicted with a trial. I don’t know how many times per day he is seized by fits.’ He (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: ‘Give him to me.’ She lifted him up to the Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam).


He (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) then placed the boy between himself and the middle of the saddle, opened the boy’s mouth and blew in it three times, saying, ‘In the name of Allah, I am the slave of Allah, get out, enemy of Allah!’


Then he (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) gave the boy back to her and said: ‘Meet us on our return at this same place and inform us how he has fared.’ We then went. On our return, we found her in the same place with three sheep. When he said to her, ‘How has your son fared?’ She replied: ‘By the one who sent you with the truth, we have not detected anything (unusual) in his behavior up to this time.'”

(Musnad Ahmad and al-Haakim: Sahih)


The authentic narration above describes how Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) commanded the Jinn possessing the boy, to leave.


The Messenger of Allah (Ta’ala) is reported to have said: “Iblees has placed his throne above the water (sea) and then he sends his detachments. The closest of them to him are those who cause the greatest trial. One of them comes back to him and says: I did such and such. Shaytaan replies: You have not done anything. Then another comes to him and says: I did not leave him alone until I caused division between him and his wife.” He (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “So Shaytaan brings him closer to himself and says: You did well”.

(Sahih Muslim)


The Jinn can cause mental disturbance via Waswasaa (whispering). They will continue to speak to you in matters of faith and relationships and this will be targeted to that particular person. They will address their areas of weakness and will target them to fall into sin.


Below are some points about what Jinn can do:


Possess humans.


Have sexual intercourse with humans.


Cause disturbance via. Electronic devices.


Come to you in different shapes and forms.


Influence your relationships.




Bad dreams about aggressive animals such as being chased by snakes, scorpions, dogs, etc.


A feeling of falling when falling asleep.


Feeling lazy for ibadah (worship), you might even probably stop doing ibadah (worship).


Feeling distant from your family.


Being scared for no reason.


Panic attacks.


Burning under the feet.


Feeling a presence with you in the room, or like you are being watched.


See fast moving black shadows from the corner of your eye.


Sleep paralysis.


Person is unable to stand Quraan recitation or feels very anxious when reading Quraan.


Fainting or seizures when Quraan is read.