By Aboo Tasneem Daawood Adeeb
A khutbah explaining the oft overlooked topic of ‘The Jinn, Magic and The Evil Eye’. Created Beings, forbidden knowledge, jealousy and envy that can harm, corrupt or even kill. In this modern-day society of supposed ‘intellectual awakening’, a society that believes in oxygen, when we can’t see it, a mere false-theory of homosexuality being ‘scientifically’ natural and many other affairs of the unseen, however many of the Muslim and non-Muslim society reject the reality of the Jinn, Magic and The Evil Eye despite its revelation in Qur’aan and explanation in the Sunnah.
The Jinn – A being that Allaah created, one which can harm
In regards to the Jinn, Aboo Tasneem notes, ‘...And if the Muslim doesn’t believe in the Jinn or they change the meaning of the Jinn to something other than what Allaah intended, and his Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) intended, then they might be setting themselves up for that creature that can’t be seen and is hidden from our view, they might be setting themselves up to be possessed or be touched from that creature, the evil form those creatures…’
Magic – A weapon that was used against the Messenger of Allaah
On the topic of Magic, Aboo Tasneem states, ‘…Even the Messenger of Allaah, al-Mustaafa, (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) was touched by, for those people who have a denial and a rejection, and a repudiation of this existence of Jinn and Magic. The Messenger of Allaah himself (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) was touched by it, when the man, the Jew, ‘Ubaydullaah Ibnul-‘Aasim, he got the Messenger of Allaah’s servant, or someone who was able to go in the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) house, to take the comb of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) and remove some of the hair from the comb and to make incantations on the hair of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), by tying eleven knots, intertwining that hair into eleven knots in a rope and throwing it in to a well, as if Allaah couldn’t see it? As if Allaah didn’t know it...
It caused the Messenger of Allaah not to be able to go to his wives they way he normally did in the past, and it caused the Messenger of Allaah’s (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) vision to be blurry, and it caused his stomach to be a little upset and queasy. And Allaah, for those Muslims, may Allaah guide you and all of us, who deny the existence of these realities, these things that are hidden from our view. Allaah revealed those two soorahs, in the Qur’aan, at the end of the Qur’aan, the 113th soorah and the 114th soorah, al-Falaaqu wan-Nas. On that occasion according to many of the muffaasiroon, the scholars of tafseer of the Qur’aan, and according to one narration collected by Imaam Ibn Jareer at-Tabaree, that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) sent ‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (radiyallaahu anhu) to that well of which the Prophet was apprised of (alayhis-salaam), by way of revelation and no one would have known that that rope was in that well unless Allaah revealed to them and Allaah only reveals to Prophets and Messengers. So he sent ‘Alee (radiyallaahu anhu) to that well on the outskirts of al-Madeenah and he retrieved that rope and when he brought the rope to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), that rope that had eleven knots in it, with the hair of the Messenger of Allaah from that comb, that that Jew, may Allaah curse them, put on the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), blowing in the knots on each time that he tied it with the Prophet’s hair, so when the Prophets companion, ‘Alee, was told what to do, Allaah had him (the Messenger of Allaah) recite:
Say: "I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of the daybreak,
"From the evil of what He has created;
"And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away).
"And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots,
"And from the evil of the envier when he envies." [Sooratul-Falaaq: 113]
Say: "I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind,
"The King of mankind,
"The Ilah (God) of mankind,
"From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one's heart after one remembers Allah),
"Who whispers in the breasts of mankind,
"Of jinns and men." [Sooratun-Naas: 114]
and then ‘Alee (radiyallaahu anhu) said, ‘when the Messenger of Allaah finished recited those ayaat and I blew on each knot with each ayaah, the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) looked as if he was tied up and let loose, and he was well.’ This hadeeth has been authentically recorded by al-Bukhaaree and others.
Brother and Sisters in Islaam, as a part of our eemaan, we have to believe in those things that are hidden. And it is amazing, it is utterly amazing, that a Muslim in the so-called ‘new millennium’ that the kuffar have us believe has some sort of significance, that some Muslims could believe and understand and accept the fact that a person is Asbury Park, New Jersey, can go to a machine and send a letter, encrypted or otherwise, to a person on the other side of the planet and have it be there in less than minutes, and not believe that a Jinn can reach a person in less that time from another place. It is amazing that people that Muslim can still believe that a person another person’s voice on that thing called a telephone and now wireless, things that you can’t see with the naked eye and disbelieve in the Jinn and Magic…’
Evil-Eye – A product of envy, something which can be cast upon oneself or others
Aboo Tasneem continues, ‘…Jealousy and envy and the Evil-Eye. Allaah has informed us to seek refuge in Him from envy and jealousy. Envy and jealousy is something that will have not only a spiritual affect on you, if it is cast upon you by the unknowing or knowing individual, it is something that can have a physiological affect upon you. And this is why, the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) has said: Speak the success of all of your needs by being silent. Meaning don’t tell anybody that you are about to get $400,000, don’t tell anybody or don’t tell everybody that you are going to marry so and so, don’t tell anybody or anyone that you are getting ready to receive such and such or you have such and such. Because surely everything that has a blessing in it is envied by the people. The first sin that was created in the Heavens, the first disobedience in the Heavens was jealousy.’
From the effects of the Jinn, Magic and the Evil-Eye:
3. Blurred Vision
4. Loss of consciousness
5. Recurring Nightmares
6. Aversion to the Qur’aan/Adhaan
7. A man acting one way outside of his house, acting another way with his wife
8. A woman who has many miscarriages
10. A man being separated from his wife (discontent/divorce)
From the Protection against the evil of the Jinn, Magic and the Evil-Eye:
1. Reading Ayaatul-Kursee before sleeping
2. Reading the three Qul (last three suwar of the Qur’aan).
3. Wiping (dusting) one’s bed sheets.
4. Making du’aa to Allaah against being possessed
5. Reciting the Qur’aan, the medicine of the heart