Jinns According to Islam

Shortened Question:

What does Islam says about Jinns?


What does Islam says about Jinns?

Are they in our surroundings? Do they interact with humans? Do they create problems for humans? Do they attack humans? Is it correct to say that if something bad happens for example the breaking of a glass, that Jinns are responsible? Can they be controlled by humans?  Some people say that they communicate with Jinns and that Jinns bring news to them is this possible?

Is it correct to give salam when entering a room because of fear that jinns might be in the room and will become angry if you do not greet them?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Almighty Allah refers to Jinnats in various places in the Quran.

Allah says:

{وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ} [الذاريات: 56]

Allah created men and Jinns to worship Him (Allah). (Surah Al-Dhariyah : 56)

Men are created from sand and Jinns are created from a smokeless fire. When man was created the Jinns were already in existence.[1]

Jinns are invisible and have their own system of living.

Some Jinns are Muslims some are non-Muslims like Muslims and some are non-Muslims human beings.

Some Jinns are mischievous and can cause harm to human beings.

It is a superstitious belief that the breaking of a glass, etc. is done by Jinns.

To save yourself from evil you should recite Surah Yaseen in the mornings. After every Fard Salat recite Ayatul Kursi (Surah Bakarah 2:255). Before going to sleep at nights recite the last three Surahs of the Quran – Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas three times each then blow on yourself. Try to recite the Quran a lot and make a lot Zikrullah.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions



[1]{ وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ صَلْصَالٍ مِنْ حَمَإٍ مَسْنُونٍ (26) وَالْجَانَّ خَلَقْنَاهُ مِنْ قَبْلُ مِنْ نَارِ السَّمُومِ} [الحجر: 26، 27]


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