Charlatanry and using Jinn

Q: I am an Egyptian citizen residing in Jeddah. I saw an educated person in Egypt, who maintains recitation of the Qur'an. I saw him bringing the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur'an) after performing Wudu' (ablution) and reciting the Ayat-ul-Kursy (the Qur’anic Verse of Allah’s Chair, Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:255), then commanding those who were sitting with him to do the same. After doing this, he brings a pair of scissors or a ring and puts it at the middle of the Mus-haf, takes one end of the scissors with his fingers, asks another one to grab the other end, and begins to ask the Mus-haf some questions. The Mus-haf then keeps turning right and left between his hands. He asks it, for instance, whether someone is in Cairo now. If the answer is in the affirmative, the Mus-haf turns right and if not, it turns left. This is how he commands the Mus-haf, which actually turns right or left according to the answer. I hope Your Eminence will clarify the legal ruling on this method, for I am worried about it. It should be mentioned that in most cases the answer is correct.

A: The method that is mentioned in the question is not permissible, for it includes charlatanry and the use of Jinn, and all this is prohibited. (Part No. 1; Page No. 246) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.