The Ruling on “Fearing The Jinn”

The Ruling of Fearing The Jinn

Ash-Shaykh Muqbil, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked regarding the ruling on having fear from the Jinn and if it is considered to be shirk?

A: Having fear from the Jinn does not reach level of being shirk unless the person believes that they have control of the creation besides Allah or that they are partners with Allah; The Most High, then this reaches the level of shirk or else it is considered to be a natural form of fear which a person does not get a sin for however it is a form of cowardice, while the Prophet, , said: “The worse trait in a man is having severe level of ungenerosity and cowardice” , Therefore it is appropriate that he strengthens his eeman and that he depends upon Allah, The Most High.

Ref: Gaaratul Ashritah Alaa Ahlil Jahl was Safsatah page: 263, print: al-Athariyyah.