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Dwelling places of Jinn

The jinn live upon the same earth as humans do. Most of them can be found among the ruins and dilapidated areas, as well as the places where there are many impure things, such as, bathrooms, hashish dens, the places of the camels, cemeteries. For that reason, as Ibn Taimiya said, those people who are close to Satan usually inhibit such areas. We often notice Magicians visiting such places at night times.

There are hadith that say that one should not pray in bathrooms due to the impurities present and because it is the abode of Satan, or in cemeteries as this leads to polytheism and it is also a home for the devils. They often avoid human civilization and live far away in the deserts. Matter of fact, most of the people who have encountered jinn are Travelers. Travels in the old days through the deserts of Egypt were more likely to be haunted and distracted by jinn.

Zayd ibn Arqam reported: The Apostle of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“These privies [public bathrooms] are frequented by the jinns and devils [i.e. any jinn in general]. So when anyone amongst you goes there, he should say: ‘I seek refuge in Allah from male and female shaitaan.’” [Dawud: Book 1: Hadith 6]

Narrated by Jabir: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“When night falls, then keep your children close to you, for the devils spread out then. An hour later you can let them free; and close the gates (i.e. doors) of your house (at night), and mention Allah’s Name thereupon (i.e. Bismillah), and cover your utensils (i.e. foods), and mention Allah’s Name thereupon, (and if you don’t have something to cover your utensil) you may put across it something (e.g. a piece of wood, etc.).” [Bukhari: Book 4: Volume 54: Hadith 500]

Another hadith:

“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.”

This hadith was recorded in Sahih Muslim. The devils love to sit between the shade and the sunlight; mostly in alleys. For this reason the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade the Muslims to sit in such places. This hadith was recorded in the books of Sunan and other works and it is sahih.

Besides these dwellings, the jinns are also known to live underground and within water. Because of their dwellings most jinn carry a foul stench. Many of them avoid the daylight and usually come out during the night. The fact that jinn hide in the shade of the sunlight outdoors & in the shadows of water streams, has been confirmed by many researchers.

And Allah knows Best.

5 Responses to “Dwelling places of Jinn”

  1. laila says:

    thank you!

  2. Tasneef says:

    Can good jinn give money to us

  3. imtiyaz says:

    Whoever gets married, has safeguarded half of his religion. – The Prophet of Islam (saw)

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