Jinn Possession

Jinn possession is defined as jinn possessing a human body. There are 2 types of jinn possession:

  • Voluntary (magicians allow jinns to possess their body)
  • Involuntary (the jinns enter the human body either on their own or through spiritual afflictions)

Involuntary possession is oppression and is totally prohibited. The jinns cause harm to their victims through different means such as giving them ailments which doctors cannot explain. Some might just stay in the body without causing any harm.

If a jinn possesses a body, s/he should be told to leave the body as it is not allowed. A jinn can occupy the body fully and take full control also known as full possession. Some patients are aware of what is going on when ruqyah is done on them while some are not aware and are unconscious.

The jinn occupies different parts of the body. Some might stay in the hand, while some in the head, legs and so on. It is important to know the reason behind the presence of the jinn. Profiling is important for a raqi.

Some reasons why jinns might possess the body:

  • Magic
  • Envy
  • Ayn
  • Love from the jinn
  • Revenge


The jinn sent through magic will enter the body to accomplish its mission. If it was sent to destroy the person it will try its best in doing so.

Envy & Ayn

Some jinns might enter the body out of envy because they envy that specific person for some attributes which they possess. I attended to a ruqyah session where the jinn told me that she hates a sister because she is very nice. The sister’s behavior was erratic and was causing problems among family members. After advising the jinn and telling her that envy is prohibited and Allah gives whatever he wills to anyone he wills and explaining different verses of the Quran, by the will of Allah, the jinn left and the sister’s behavior returned back to normal

Love from the Jinn (Jinn Al Aashiq – Lustful demon)

Some jinns fall in love with human beings and will possess the body due to this reason. The victim usually experience wet dreams or dreams consisting of intercourse. Some brothers and sisters cannot get married due to this reason. When a proposal comes, they might:

  • Feel angry, sick
  • Start having skin problems/blemishes/acne
  • The suitable partner cancels the proposal on his/her own
  • Nobody likes the one who is possessed and will get into conflicts for minor reasons

Some jinns might notice their victims over social media and some upon hearing a conversion that for e.g. Fulaan (fictitious name) is handsome and has an amazing body with beautiful eyes, the jinn might go look for that person and then possess the body


Some jinns will enter the body through revenge mainly because they or their family members have been harmed. For e.g. there are many cases where sisters have poured hot water in the sink and this act has harmed the jinn and the jinn retaliated by harming that person.

Another case which a raqi has treated was when a brother accidentally killed a jinn while he cut a tree and a family member from the jinn possessed the brother and caused hypoglycemia. Sadly the family members thought that self ruqyah is best and asked the raqi for verses and proceeded with treating the brother on their own and the situation worsened with time till they called the raqi.

Doctors said that the brother would not live. There was a jubilee anniversary of the hospital and the raqi went to the hospital and recited upon the patient based on his understanding of the affliction. The patient started recovering and doctors/nurses were surprised.

Due to lack of blood flow to the patient’s body, the doctors said that his legs and arms had to be amputated.

Evidence of Jinn possession from the Quran

Allah says in surah Baqarah, verse 275:

[Those who eat Ribâ 1 (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitân (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: “Trading is only like Ribâ (usury),” whereas Allâh has permitted trading and forbidden Ribâ (usury). So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating Ribâ (usury) shall not be punished for the past; his case is for Allâh (to judge); but whoever returns [to Ribâ (usury)], such are the dwellers of the Fire – they will abide therein.]

Signs & Symptoms of Jinn Possession

  • Staying away from religion
  • Unable to get married or not wanting to get married at all
  • Unable to pray no matter how hard you try
  • Unable to understand what is happening to you
  • You used to be happy before and now you cannot find inner peace
  • Irregular menses pattern for sisters which happens frequently
  • Unable to conceive due to irregular menses pattern for sisters
  • Feeling the presence of something
  • Feeling the presence of a shadow behind you
  • Scratch marks on the back when you wake up
  • Constantly falling sick
  • Terminal diseases like cancer
  • Always having bad dreams
    • Snakes
    • Falling from a high place
    • Someone chasing you
  • Dreams of intercourse
  • Frequent dreams of seeking naked people
  • Unstable sleep pattern
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Feeling of fear at night or when the sun is about to set
  • Delusion/Nervousness/Schizophrenia/Bipolar Disorder
  • Always feeling angry
  • Rare diseases
  • Recurrent neck, shoulder pain especially pain between shoulder blades