In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
1- Jinn is a kind of Allah’s creatures. They cannot harm man except by Allah’s will.
2- Therefore, a good Muslim should not fear jinn or any other creature, and ask Allah to protect him from all evils.
3- There is no room in Islam for the claim that some people can protect others from jinn in the name of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him).
Answering your question, Dr. Wael Shehab, PhD in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University and currently the Imam of the Downtown Toronto Masjid in Canada, states:
As for the issue of jinn, a Muslim should believe that no one, whether a jinni or a human, could harm him or her without Allah’s will.
So, a Muslim should seek Allah’s protection against all evils and harmful beings. There are many du`aa’s in the Qur’an and the Sunnah that a Muslim is highly recommended to recite to protect himself or herself against evils of jinn and humans.
A Muslim, for instance, is recommended to read the last two chapters of the Qur’an (surat al-Falaq and surat an-Nas) three times every day and night. In addition, one may frequently recite ayat al-Kursi (verse no. 255 of surat al-Baqarah).
There is no room in Islam for the claim that some people can protect others from jinn in the name of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him).
Satanic whispering could be encountered by dhikr, du`aa’, reading Qur’an, doing good deeds, and steering clear of the prohibitions.
In addition, a Muslim has to seek a medical treatment at the hands of medical experts or physicians when he or she falls ill.
Almighty Allah knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.