Not every harm is caused by one's Jinn companion
Fatwa No: 32505

Question

A Muslim woman, who abides by Islamic teachings, claimed that her companion strangled her baby in her womb. How correct is this claim?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Undoubtedly every person has their own Jinn companion, as stated in authentic Hadeeth. In a Hadeeth on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) , mentioned that every person has a devil - even the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) himself - but Allaah supported him over his devil until he subjugated him. [Muslim]

Realizing this fact, there is no impediment for the companion to behave in a way that harms man, although we cannot generalize, that is, say that every harm a person faces is caused by his companion, because it is Allaah alone who is well aware of the reality.

Therefore, for a person to protect himself from the evil of this companion, they must resort to their Lord, Allaah The Almighty, by supplicating to Him for protection from the evil of all creatures, both Jinn and humans, and regularly observe the morning and evening 'Athkaar (mentionings and remembrances of Allaah).

Allaah Knows best.

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