Do Not Fear The Jinn But Fear Allah

Posted by on 26 Feb, 2013



Allah سبحانه و تعالى‎  is the Creater of all that exists. We should fear the One who created the Jinn, the One who deserves to be feared. How can we fear the Jinn when we have Almighty Allah watching over us. Alhamdulillah, Allah taught us through His Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم what to do and say if we do feel scared.


اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِيهِمْ بِمَا شِئْتَ

Allaahumma ik fi nee him bi maa shi’ta.

O Allah, suffice (i.e. protect) me against them however You wish.



Allah says: “It is but Shaytan who instills [into you] fear of his allies: so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [truly] believers!” [Qur'an 3: 175]


The Jinn know if you are scared of them and some of them try to pathetically scare the ones that feel scared.

It helps when we ignore the Jinn and replace our focus with the remembrance of Allah (dhikr) instead of the Jinn.

The Jinn like our attention. We are giving them our attention if we are constantly thinking about them and fearing them. Ask yourself? Are you focusing on the Jinn more than Allah سبحانه و تعالى‎?

Allah created us to worship Him. Our main intention for doing ruqya is so we can return to worshipping Allah properly.


Dear brothers and sisters, keep telling yourself Allah is the Supporter and Protector of the true believers. These shayateen they don’t have Allah to support them…but you do! You have Almighty Allah, He سبحانه و تعالى‎ is the owner of these Jinn. The Lord and Master of everything. Allah is the most Powerful, the Strong. Nothing can happen without Allah’s will.

Whatever will happen is already pre-ordained by Allah,  so keep striving to please Allah. The companions of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم believed firmly in Qadr (destiny). Muslims must believe in Qadr as part of their iman. This firm belief in Qadr made the Companions courageous and they fought in so many battles for the truth and for justice to please Allah alone. Even some female companions fought beside the men against those who oppressed the Muslims. They knew and understood everything that will happen to them in the future is already pre-ordained by Allah. So why worry, why feel fear and why hesitate. This belief of qadr should make us strong and courageous.

We need to psychologically embed this knowledge in our minds.

These Jinn, they don’t control us, we control them with our iman and yaqeen (certainty & conviction) in Allah.

Always remember, Allah Almighty is greater…Allahu Akbar.


Be Mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you

Abdullah bin Abbas رضي الله عنه‎ reports that ‘One day I was behind the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سل and he said to me’,

“O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]:  Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him before you. If you ask, then ask only from Allah; and if you seek help, then seek help only from Allah. Know that if the whole of mankind were to come together to benefit you in anything, they would not be able to benefit you, except with that which Allah has already decreed for you and know that if the whole of mankind were to come together to harm you in anything, they would not be able to harm you, except with that which Allah has already decreed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” [Tirmidhi]


Being Mindful of Allah means to obey the commands of Allah, as revealed in the Qur’an, and to follow the authentic guidance given by the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم in the Ahadeeth.


This will help you, bi’ithnillah:



Make sincere du’a to Allah to remove the fear.  Ask Allah سبحانه و تعالى‎ to give you strong iman and the strength to overcome your weakness and the fear you have of them.

We must turn to Allah alone. Any problems, difficulties or weaknesses we have, we turn to Allah. We must have complete trust and reliance in Allah.




Understand Tawheed and live by it.

Adhere to the authentic Sunnah of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه و سلم.

Remain steadfast upon the 5 daily Salah.

Everyday say the morning and evening protection adhkaar & du’as and the adhkaar before you sleep.