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I have a feeling that i brother may be possessed by a jinn and becasue i am not 100% sure about this and don`t falsley want to accuse

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I have a feeling that i brother may be possessed by a jinn and becasue i am not 100% sure about this and don`t falsley want to accuse, i was wondering if you would possibly be able to provide me with some sign/ symptoms of being possesed...jazak allah khairun for you time...may allah(swt) reward you for your efforts, inshallah!


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Possessed by jinn

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


The Jinns are a distinct creation of Allah who have their own test of life ordained for them by Allah Subhanah, and they too will have a full accounting of their deeds on the Day of Judgment like the humans.


The system or nature of this life created by the Lord Most High is that every person is responsible for the deeds he does with his own will. If the ‘jinns’ had the power or could possess someone, then whatever that person does or says, he does not do or say with his own will but rather it would be the will of the Jinn! If a jinn could posses a human being, he could murder someone, rape someone, steal something, etc. and make the human being he has possessed do many an evil deed….and the innocent person could be held guilty in a court of law and punished for something he did not will to do!!!! The whole system of life and the test that the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord has bestowed would be in total disarray…and no ones’ life or property would be safe on this earth!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 114 Surah An-Naas verses 4-6:

4 (Say: I seek refuge in Allah ) from the mischief of the whisperer (of evil) who withdraws (after his whisper)

5 (The same) who whispers into the hearts of mankind

6 Among Jinns, and among men.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 22: And the Shaytaan (on the Day of Judgment) will say when the matter is decided: "It was Allah Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no authority over you except to call you, but ye listened to me: then reproach not me but reproach your own souls. I cannot listen to your cries nor can ye listen to mine. I reject your former act in associating me with Allah. For wrongdoers there must be a Grievous Penalty."


In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Quran, the absolute maximum the Jinn has the power to do is to whisper some evil into the hearts of men, and inspire man to commit some evil! They have absolutely no power to help or hurt any human being, and they absolutely do not possess the power to possess a human being.


Thus not only is the guidance of the Holy Quran against the very concept of a jinn possessing a human being, but even logically it is absolutely impossible for a jinn to possess a human being and make him do his will! The ‘feeling’ that you mentioned regarding being possessed by a jinn is no more than a ‘feeling’ and an absolute and utter ‘falsehood’ that the Shaytaan might have whispered in your heart; for without an iota of a doubt, rest absolutely assured that the jinns just do not possess the power to possess a human being!


The absolute best way to keep the evil Shayateen from whispering their evil into our hearts is to apply the remedy that our Lord Most Merciful has made available to the believers, and that is to constantly seek the refuge in Allah from the evil of the Shaytaan by reciting the 113th Surah Al-Falaq and the 114th Surah An-Naas as often as one can. Allah is our witness, once you recite these Surahs and seek refuge in your Lord Most High, and keep your absolute trust and belief in the Lord, even if all the Jinns in creation were to combine their efforts together and try to harm you, they will not be able to do so in the least!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verses 5-6:

5 O mankind! Certainly the Promise of Allah is True. Let not then this present life deceive, you nor let the Chief Deceiver (the Shaytaan) deceive you about Allah.

6 Verily, the Shaytaan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy!


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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