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Ruling on seeking help from the Qareen Jinn Companion

Question

There is a person who appears outwardly to be righteous, but he says that he treats people by means of the qareen (i.e., his qareen asks the sick person’s qareen, and he tells him about the sickness). Please note that he does not ask the sick person about his mother’s name. What is the ruling on this action? And what is the ruling on going to these people?

Answer

There are many actions contrary to sharee’ah that are done by some of those who treat sickness with ruqyah, even if they are righteous people. The shaytaan finds a way to confuse them and make them do and say things that are haraam.

One of these things that are contrary to sharee’ah is seeking the help of the jinn, whether that is seeking the help of the qareen or anything else. All of that is tricks of the Shaytaan and ways in which he deceives those people.

The scholars of the Standing Committee in KSA were asked:

In some cases of sickness which the doctors are unable to treat, we recite over them verses of ruqyah a certain number of times, without it appearing to have any effect on them. But we have discovered a way to make our qareen speak to the qareen of the sick person! By means of which we are able to find out the nature of the sickness, and many cases have been treated in this manner, whereby we ask the sick person to repeat the phrase Bismillaahi awwalahu wa aakhirahu whilst breathing in, then after a while we speak to the qareen.

Islamically prescribed ruqyah is reciting Soorat al-Faatihah, Aayat al-Kursiy, Soorat al-Ikhlaas,, al-Mi’wadhatyan, verses of Qur’aan, and Prophetic du’aa’s that are proven to be narrated from the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him). It is not permissible to seek the help of the jinn which you call the qareen to ask him about the type of disease suffered by the sick person, because seeking the help of the jinn is ascribing partners to Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted. What you have to do is repent to Allaah from that and give up this method, and limit it to the ruqyahs that are prescribed in sharee’ah. May Allaah help us all to do that which pleases Him. And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (24/287-289)

They were also asked about seeking the help of the jinn to find out about the evil eye or witchcraft, and also about believing the jinni who is possessing the sick person because of witchcraft and the evil eye, and relying on what he says.

They replied: It is not permissible to seek the help of the jinn to find out about the nature of the problem and the type of remedy with which to treat it, because seeking the help of the jinn is shirk. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression

[al-Jinn 72:6]

And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): ‘O you assembly of jinn! Many did you mislead of men,’ and their Awliyaa’ (friends and helpers) amongst men will say: ‘Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us.’ He will say: ‘The Fire be your dwelling place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allaah may will. Certainly your Lord is All‑Wise, All‑Knowing’”

[al-An’aam 6:128]

What is meant by benefiting from one another is that the humans venerated the jinn, submitted to them and sought refuge with them, and the jinn served them by doing what they wanted and bringing to them what they demanded, which included telling them about the type of disease and its causes, things that the jinn can see but not humans. But they may be lying, because they are not trustworthy and it is not permissible to believe them.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (1/92-93)

And Allaah knows Best.

5 Responses to “Ruling on seeking help from the Qareen Jinn Companion”

  1. Ashique says:

    My mother has been witch crafted 15 years back. The outcome of this is that she has got a flesh like thing grown on her stomach area that gets her pain, really unbearable pain. So we consulted all the doctors for the past 10 years and all the doctors could not see the problem with her as this flesh was unseen and not known to us that this was a witch craft recently. So after visiting a guy who has got good Muslim jinns he said about my mum being witch crafted and needs to be taken out. He did not ask the name or anything but during the procedure to cure her the jinn went inside her body and got rid of it.

    My question now is. We tried all the doctors n we also found this is not curable with western medicine and we do not know of any means on how to get rid of this witch crafted flash that is been growing on her increasing her pain and spoiling her intestines. So we finally decided as a doctor for remedy to consult wit this guy. So it bad we got his help to cure? But all his jinns are very religious and conducted its operation upon asking mother to take ablution 1st and lots of things on islam.

    Plz advice. Was what we did bad

    My dd

    • Nuflan says:

      Of Course not.Some people have good Muslim jinns in their service and they use them for many good purposes. Sheikhul Islam Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said in his book “Furqan Bainal Auliyau Shaitan Wa Auliya Urrahman” That it is permissible to use the jinn in a permissible way and he also say that it is a good deed(amal). poor english-soory.

  2. Imtiaz says:

    AOA,

    I do not agree at all with the fatwa or the logic that you have provided with the question asked. The problem with wahabi school of thought is their “theory of convinience”, whatever suits their philosphy is not shirk while the rest is shirk.

    If asking for help from Jin is shirk, what do you have to say about asking for help from a human being.. With the same convoluted logic that this fatwa provides, it becomes shirk too.

    please stop taking Quranic verses out of context for justifying your own ends. Both the ayats were revealed in an entirely different aspect and talk to very different situations than the one discussed here.If we study the whole situation it is evident that these Ayats do not talk about the question asked.

    May ALLAH guide all of us on the right path.

    • thowfeeq ahmed says:

      I go with imtiyaz,wahabism is baseless
      If I say certain versus heals me than
      It become shirk, if I say the x doctor
      Save Mi life with good treatment means
      It is not shirk….

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