Using the Qur.aan to ward off the jinn

Reference: al-Fataawa adh-Dhahabiyyah fir-Ruqaa ash-Shar’iyyah, Page 77

Question: I am a blind man. Every night a number of jinn come to my house and I am very scared of them. I now use a copy of the Qur.aan to keep them away; if I hold it up in their faces, they leave me. However, some people have told me that it is incorrect to hold the Qur.aan in their faces. I hope you can advise me.

Response: It is befitting that you increase in the remembrance of Allaah when going to sleep and that you read the Aayah al-Kursee, Soorah al-Ikhlaas, Soorah al-Falaq and Soorah an-Naas, and that you seek total refuge in Allaah from all the evil three times in the morning and the evening by saying:

«In the Name of Allaah, by whose Name no harm can be done on earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing and the All-Knowing».

…and in shaa.-Allaah, you shall be safe from the jinn and from others.

You do not need to use a copy of the Qur.aan in the manner you mentioned, since it places Allaah’s book (the Qur.aan) in a degrading situation on the one hand, and pleases the Shaytaan on the other.

We ask Allaah that he grants you good health, and that he protects us all from the Shayaateen, [aameen].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.