Is having fear of the Jinn considered from natural fear or not?

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Bestower of Mercy. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

Question: Is having fear of the Jinn considered from natural fear or not?

Sheikh Rabee’ ibn Haadi al-Madkhali, may Allaah preserve him, says: “Fearing the jinn; if it is the fear of the heart where he believes that the jinns can benefit or harm him then this is shirk.

“And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief.” [72:6]

The majority of time fearing from the jinn is the fear of the heart where he believes that they can benefit or harm when in fact no one possesses this ability except Allaah, not jinn nor man. And know that if the entire world was to gather together to benefit you, they wouldn’t be able to do so at all unless Allaah wrote it for you. And if they gathered to harm you, they wouldn’t be able to except if Allaah wrote it upon you as the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, said.The true believer doesn’t fear anything except Allaah.

“So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.” [3:175]

Meaning the fear of worship, the fear of the heart. As for being afraid of a snake, lion, criminal who might attack you for instance, then this is the natural fear that doesn’t harm the person by the permissoin of Allaah nor effects one’s creed. However, most of the time, fearing the jinn is based upon evil and false beliefs! The Messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him, gave you weaponry, read aayah al-kursi[1], read the mu’awwidhaat[2], protect yourself! The rememberance of Allaah protects and safeguards you from them and other than them.

Utilize the means that protect you from the jinn and every type of harm from snakes, serpents, scorpions, etc.

“I seek refuge in Allaah’s perfect words from the evil which He created”,

if you say this nothing will be able to harm you not a jinn, snake, or anything else. This of course is by having sincerity and truthfulness. May Allaah bless you.”

Footnotes:

[1] 2:255

[2] Surah Ikhlaas, Falaq and Naas

http://www.rabee.net/show_book.aspx?pid=5&bid=194&gid=

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About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

One Response to Is having fear of the Jinn considered from natural fear or not?

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