There are people who claim that they cure people from psychological illnesses, magic, possession and the evil eye. For that, they claim they seek the help of Muslim jinns, while claiming that they do not perform acts of shirk before them, but rather it is a form of cooperating in good. They argue by quoting Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, and they say that this is a matter of disagreement among Muslim scholars and that everyone has their opinion and freedom in choosing which fatwa they want.
What is the ruling on using the jinn like this? Is it a matter of disagreement as they claim, even though they are unable to bring a single fatwa to support their claim, except for words of Shaykh al-Islam, which are an excerpt taken from words that came before it and after it, and not in the form of a question and answer as you know – such that we can feel reassured with it. Moreover, based on our little knowledge, the Shaykh (may Allah have mercy on him) used to cure the possessed, and there is not a single situation that has been reported where he would seek their help, rather his methodology was clear; he would follow what was known of the guidance of our Prophet (peace be upon him).
Also, how would we respond to those who say that there is no evidence in the Qur’an and Sunnah to prevent the use of the jinn?
Finally, is there a mechanism that can reassure our hearts for knowing the jinn and distinguishing the good from bad, due to what is known about them of frequent lying?
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