Using Jinn

Q 1: Some people employ the help of Jinn (creatures created from fire) to cure diseases claiming that their patients are possessed, and they earn money from this occupation. What is the Islamic ruling on this? Is it Halal (lawful) or Haram (prohibited)?

A: It is not permissible for Muslims to employ the help of Jinn for any reason, because the Jinn will never serve humans unless the latter obey them by committing acts in disobedience of Allah, Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), and Kufr (disbelief). Allah (Exalted be He) states, ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression. He (Exalted be He) also states, And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): "O you assembly of jinn! Many did you mislead of men," and their Auliyâ’ (friends and helpers) amongst men will say: "Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us." He will say: "The Fire be your dwelling-place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allâh may will. Earnings from this work are Haram. Being possessed by Jinn or afflicted with other diseases can be treated by the Qur'an, prescribed Du`a' (supplications), and medication administered by reliable specialists of sound Iman (faith).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.