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Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
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Subject: Black Magic
Question: Asalamalikum

I would like to know if it is possible to jinn enter into human body and do unexpected things.Does the black magic affects the human being.Until now I am unable to find answer for this.

Jazal Allah
Answer: Salaam alaykum,

Some people's understanding of the jinn is full of hyperbole and fantastic stories, while others reject their existence all togethe4 - repudiating even true accounts of jinn. The Qurann and ahadith describe jinn as powerful creatures.
For example, in Surat al Naml (27), Verse 39, the Quran recounts the story of an 'Ifrit (one kind of jinn) who claimed to be able to bring the throne of Bilqis to Sulayman (as) "quicker than you can stand up." It should be noted that Sulayman (as) did not repudiate this jinn's claim, thus indicating that he truly possessed the power.

However, one must be careful not to exaggerate such information out of proportion, thereby claiming that jinn have infinite power. Such a belief is tantamount to shirk (the attribution of partners to Allah (awj)). No creature, no matter how powerful, can act without Allah's (awj) sanction.

For this reason, Satan has power to misguide only those people who have relinquished their belief in one Allah (awj) and have surrendered to the temptations of Satan. Accordingly, Satan himself admits that he has no power over Allahs (awj) sincere servants when he swears,

"I shall misguide them all except Your sincere servants." (al-Hijr (15), Verse 39-40)

Satan's sole influence over man is by way of whispering temptations. He can never strip man of his free will. The sole respite from his grasp is to turn ones attention to Allah (awj) and seek his protection.
Allah (awj) says, "You (Satan) have no power over my servants." (Ibid, Verse 42)

It is true that both angels and jinn have the power to descend upon people. The descent of angels is not limited to the moment of death. For example, if someone says, "Allah" with full attention, angels descend upon him. Jinn also have certain such powers. For instance, they can perform feats with incredible speed. Though their power of intellect is weak, they are able to move heavy objects with great speed. Some verses of the Quran indicate that jinn, like humans, are physical beings.

It is essential to remember that in the Islamic worldview, all that exists, whether they be angels, jinn, or human beings, and whether they are material or immaterial, are creations of Allah (awj), and can only act according to Allahs (awj) will.
Allah (awj) constantly reminds us in the Quran that no cause, whether material or immaterial, can act independently. Life and death, benefit and loss, are all subservient to His power. Therefore, one must always remember Him and trust in Him and seek sanctuary in Him. It is by establishing such a relationship with Allah (awj) that one can inoculate himself against all harm. As the Quran says,

"Nothing can harm them except by Allahs leave." (Surat al Mujadalah (58), Verse 10).


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