If I seek treatment with a man who has with him Muslim doctors from among the jinn, will that invalidate my fast?.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is not
permissible to seek the help of the jinn for medical treatment or anything
else, and it is not permissible to go to one who claims to do that.
should not be deceived by the success of anyone’s treatment or seeing the
effects of that, for the Dajjaal will tell the sky to rain and it will rain,
and he will tell the earth to bring forth its treasure and it will do so.
Should the Muslim be deceived by him and believe his claims? It may be a
test or a gradual punishment from Allaah. “We shall gradually seize them
with punishment in ways they perceive not” [al-A’raaf 7:182].
al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked
about the ruling on using the services of Muslim jinn to treat disease if
that is needed. He replied:
person should not use the services of the jinn for treatment or ask them for
anything, rather he should ask well known doctors, but he should not turn to
the jinn, because that is a means that leads to worshipping them and
believing them. Among the jinn are some who are kaafirs and some who are
Muslims, and some who are innovators, and you do not know about them. So you
should not rely on them or ask them for anything, even if they appear to
you. Rather you should ask the people of knowledge and human doctors. Allaah
condemned the mushrikeen as He said (interpretation of the meaning):
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”
And it is a
means that leads to dependence upon them and shirk, and it leads to seeking
benefit from them and seeking their help, and all of that is shirk. End
al-Da’wah (no. 1602, Rabee’ al-Awwal 1418AH, p.
Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:
The help of
the jinn should not be sought, whether from the Muslims among them or those
who say that they are Muslim, because he may say that he is Muslim but he is
lying in order to interfere with people. This should be prevented from the
outset. It is not permissible to seek the help of the jinn even if they say
that they are Muslims, because this opens the door to trouble.
It is not
permissible to seek the help of one who is absent whether he is a jinni or
otherwise, and whether he is a Muslim or not. Rather we should seek the help
of one who is present and is able to help, as Allaah said of Moosa
(interpretation of the meaning):
of his (own) party asked him for help against his foe”
present and able to help, and it was possible for him to help as this was an
ordinary situation. End quote
wa’l-Sha’wadhah, p. 86, 87
to fasting, it is valid in sha Allaah and is not invalidated by that,
although the reward for fasting may be reduced and may be erased altogether
by the commission of sin. See the answer to question no.