Reading chapter Al-Jinn forty times in a dark room
Fatwa No: 90816


I would like to know about Jinns. How to remove jinn if it has come in someone of us or how to take it in if we want to. Or how can we remove jinn from any house or any tree, etc. Is it true that if we recite Surah jinn some 40 times in one dark room we get a jinn in our control? Please explain me briefly.


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 is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


We have already answered some parts of this question in Fatwa 84002 which is about the definition of Jinn, and Fatwa 83882 on the characteristics of Jinn, and Fatwa 88660 on how to seek treatment from Jinn possession, and Fatwa 86197 on how to drive them out of a house or any other places, and Fatwa 85875 on the ruling of seeking the help of Jinn and using them in achieving one's needs or objectives.

As regards deliberately making Jinn possess someone, this is not permissible as this is seeking the help and assistance of the Jinn; this is something forbidden as already mentioned in the above referred Fataawa. The same thing applies to seeking the presence of a Jinn; this is not permissible regardless of the method by which it is done.

With regard to reading chapter 72 'The Jinn' 40 times in a dark room, there is no evidence on this neither in the Book of Allaah nor the Sunnah of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ); so this is among the innovations and forbidden misguidance.

Allaah Knows best.

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