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Are the Jinn Real? How I Was Attacked by a Jinn

Gous Ahmed is a passionate writer especially in subjects concerning the religion of Islam. Working as an advisor and writing part-time.

The Jinn are made of fire and some can harm and some can do good for human beings.

The Jinn are made of fire and some can harm and some can do good for human beings.

Important Note

Jinns truly exist, which you will find proof of in the Holy Quran. There is a full chapter in the Holy Quran on Jinns. We all have Jinns attached to us all!

Jinn and Angels are supernatural creations of Allah. angels are made of light and jinns are made of scorching fire.

Please note: Iblis shaytaan who disobeyed Allah is a Jinn. There is further information below after after my experience. Please make sure you read this article thoroughly to understand the Jinn and their existence among human beings on Earth.

Proof of the Jinn in Quran

In the Hadith (Sahih Muslim, 6757), narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (similar narration 6759 by 'Aisha, r.a.), Allah's Apostle said, "There is none amongst you with whom is not an attached from amongst the jinn (devil)." Then, they (the Companions) said, "Allah's Apostle with you too?" Thereupon he said, "Yes, but Allah helps me against him and so I am safe from his hand and he does not command me but for good."

In the Quran:

“Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire” (Quran 15:26-27)

“I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” (Quran 51:56)

Do Jinns Exist?

'Do Jinns exist' I hear you ask? Yes, Jinns are real. They are living beings just like among us. They can see us but we cannot see them unless they take the form of a human being, a black dog, or other forms.

Short Story Involving the Unseen Jinns

This is a true short story which I experienced when I was asleep one night and I thought that I would die in my sleep.

Before this experience, I only heard other people's experiences and did not really believe in what some Jinns can really do to harm human beings, but I know what good some Jinns can do to help human beings.

Like human beings, Jinns are good and bad. Jinns are made of smokeless fire while humans are made of clay according to Islam.

This short story is based on an Islamic experience but I think non Muslims may experience it too. I have been advised that it is sleep paralysis, but I don't believe in sleep paralysis. I believe that Jinns live among us and mess around with us, to make fun of us humans and have a laugh. These Jinns I am talking about are the easy going ones, whereas you have the terrible Jinns who go to the extremes of killing human beings if they really get angry at them for something that human may have done to them. I have heard stories of Jinns attacking 'innocent' people and killing them for whatever reason, we will never know.

Attack of the Jinn

In deep sleep, I could feel my breathing becoming slow and prolonged under the thick duvet on a cold winters night. I felt very comfortable and not disturbed in my peaceful sleep, which does not happen regularly.

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Falling into deeper sleep, I started to dream, or I thought I was starting to dream.

With my eyes suddenly opening and looking at the bedroom ceiling, I could see myself on the ceiling like a mirror reflection. All of a sudden my view changed to seeing myself in bed sleeping. At that point my view did not change, but i was floating from the ceiling down to the floor and standing against the bedroom wall opposite to my bed.

Pointing towards my conscious body in bed, I started laughing and at the same time I could feel myself in bed and leaning against the bedroom wall. I thought to myself that this i a very odd dream never ever experienced before.

The weirdest thing was I was not able to move, speak or even try to wake up, or I thought i was asleep when in fact I was probably awake!

Strangled to Death

All this was happening so smoothly there was no opportunity for me to think what is actually happening to me!

The visions ended and I was back in bed asleep thinking it's all over, but to my surprise I could feel pressure on my chest. Pressure that was becoming unbearable slowly, finding it difficult to breath. Feeling my heartbeat slow down, I tried to move the duvet off my chest to allow me to take a breath and wake up, but to no avail.

Concentrating on my breathing, I could not carry out the simple task and could feel being strangled around the neck. My consciousness fading away, I thought I would be strangled to death and it was becoming inevitable that i would die. I thought to myself that I am dying and starting shouting and screaming so that my uncle and aunty would wake up and come running into my room to help me fight off what I knew now was a Jinn attacking me.

Usually when I cough or talk in a normal tone they can hear me, or I can hear them coughing and talking from their room. I could not understand why they weren't acknowledging my screaming and shouting for help. I tried to concentrate on the next room and could hear my uncle and aunt snoring, and thought that this is a genuine attack of the Jinn and I have to do something to fight it off by myself, or else I will be strangled to death.

Dying in my sleep didn't seem too bad at that point because I have lived a life I was happy with and achieved some things of what I wanted. If I die now, I will die with a smile on my face. But why should I give up and lose this fight with the Jinn?


Last Words Before Death

My mind is still slightly conscious, but I cannot open my mouth and even if I thought I could and shouted and screamed, there is no one in the world who could help me right now. Not even my uncle and aunt who were sleeping peacefully in the next room.

If it is my time now to die, I may as well die as a Muslim and the last words before death as a Muslim should be said. The Kalima.

There is no chance left for me to live or fight off the Jinn which was winning it's battle to kill me by sitting on my chest and strangling me to death. My breathing stops but I can still think.

This is the end of me, I am dying so there is nothing else to do. It is my time to die and either go to heaven or hell and meet Allah, the Lord of the universe.

I can only do one last thing, which is to say the last words before death,

La ilaaha illallahu Muhammadur rasul ullah, I thought once.

La ilaaha illallahu Muhammadur rasul ullah, I thought twice.

Slowly I could feel my chest becoming lighter and the strangle easing off. This is working! Even if I die now I know, God willing, I will go to heaven.

La ilaaha illallah... And this time I did not have to finish off saying the kalima, and the Jinn completely let go of my neck and the pressure was totally off my chest.

I breathed out and took a very deep breath in, opened my eyes, started to move and felt very wet. My whole body was sweaty and my breathing restored back to normal. Alhamdulillah, I thought to myself. I am still alive! It has worked! Allah has saved me!

Looking around the room, things were normal, nothing was out of place and my duvet was still on top of me. My uncle and aunt was still asleep, snoring.

Thank Allah I am still alive. I was still tired and it was nearly time for sunrise. I thought, I will get out of bed and pray to Allah for saving me from the Jinn.

I prayed until sunrise, then prayed the compulsory morning prayer and then went back to sleep.

Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful

Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful

What to Do if You Have a Similar Experience

After publishing the above story about an attack from a Jinn, i have had some really good feedback and also noticed that there are many other people who have experienced Jinns attacking them in their sleep.

I would like to advise anyone who has had a similar experience to seek the protection from Allah from such evil things. There are many prayers that can be recited from the Quran before going to sleep and after waking up.

One of the best things to do if you do experience anything like this is to seek advise from an Imam from your local Masjid (Mosque). An Imam will inshallah be able to help you and give you an understanding of what Jinns are and how to protect yourself from all evil creations.

Below is a link to a website which will help you which include Duas from the Quran.

The best advice i can give you is to offer your salah five times a day, on time and in congregation if possible. There is no better protection from evil than by offering salah five times a day as you will remember Allah and Allah will remember you. Allah will protect us if we seek his protection from evil beings who roam the Earth.

Inshallah, this advice will be useful to anyone looking to protect themselves from evil.

Don't forget, Iblis is a Jinn who disobeyed Allah and they can take whatever form they wish to promote evil deeds—supplications (Duas)

Video About Angels And Jinns By Dr. Bilal Philips

Jinn According to Quran and Sunnah

  • The Noble Qur'an—Ar-Rahmaan 55:15, 15

    He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery. And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire."
  • Hadith—Sahih Muslim 6757, Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, similar narration 6759 by 'Aisha, r.a.

    "Allah's Apostle (pbuh) said, 'there is none amongst you with whom is not an attache from amongst the jinn (devil).' They (the Companions) said, 'Allah's Apostle (pbuh) with you too? Thereupon he said, 'Yes, but Allah helps me against him and so I am safe from his hand and he does not command me but for good.'
  • Hadith—Sahih Bukhari 4:533, Narrated Jabi bin 'Abdullah

    "The Prophet (pbuh) said, 'Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the Jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house.' Ata said, 'The devils.' (instead of the Jinns)."
  • The Noble Qur'an—Al-A'raaf 7:179

    "And, surely, we have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones."


Parveen on February 18, 2020:

Assalamu alaikum... I have read so many comments related to this ...even i too feel the same thing...usually i feel like someone is pushing me while whole body is pushed by someone...i cant able to speak or move...this is happening daily for me...really dont know what to do..and this is happening only when i sleep alone...

Abdul majeed Amadu on December 02, 2019:

Please help a brother am 37 yrs and i keep loosing my jobs before a year and any relationship i go into which is leading to marriage breaks up for some yrs now.

Lost in translation on November 05, 2019:

In my dream i was visiting a old friend.

Looked out her door because kids were yelling and running from some type of paw winged creature. It was chasing them and then turned into a black and white gray huskie dog, it was big. I saw it running trying to sneak up on them. They went the opposite way and my friend came out to see what i saw.

The dog tried to get her and she tried to hollar at it to get away, it went for her and i had went inside. She called out for me to help her as nd i grsbbed the head and was beating it on the ground and it turned into a young man.

He wS disoriented and we let him go.

He jumped up and walk away, then turned and said i better not walk up on ya'll agai and was leaving . We then saw a bluish green sky coming.

It became a man with blue skin, walking on air dressed in white pants and white turban. The boy saw him and said oh shit , and turned. The blue man grabbed him turned him around and asked him what was he doing. The boy said father i was bringing your medicine. He asked again what are you doing? The boy said i almost had one for you. My friend and i left hoping the blue man would not see us. Ended up walking into a small house with clutter and saw a woman and a man. Another woman outside of their window told me i needed to stop the bleeding on my face. I asked where and she pointed to the side of my face. My friend showed me a picture of the woman with pursed lips and wrinkle lines leading to her mouth and it was the lady in front of me.

billwillie12545 on August 05, 2019:

Interesting postings. I have been searching everything I can about these beings for the last month.

When I was dragged on a tour through 4 jinn realms. Then tortured at the end almost to death.

No sleep paralysis involved at all.

I was fully awake in the dream and being guided by one through its realms. i broke away and fought many times with them during the 4 hours this happened. Several have been harassing me via dreams since this experience a month ago.

I have concluded these are jinn not demons. Had experiences with fallen angels long ago. So can tell the difference.

I am not Muslim so was a bit surprised I would find myself in a lucid dream talking with and fighting various jinn for hours on end. They were not invisible...except the one that kept holding my left bicep and leading me on this hellish tour. I saw all their various forms none of which were pretty. Although I can not remember any of their faces, only bodies, what they were wearing...etc

Ahmad on May 28, 2019:

For sleep paralysis caused by jinn you wont be able to recite the name of Allah SWT with your even tounge because whole body is under control of jinn(Shaytaan). Only your mind and heart still awake. The solution is to try to develop a spiritual skill named remembrance of Allah at every moment, each second. With this habit during day, your brain will instantly give a signal to recall your memory with Allah's name. The moment you remember Allah SWT , you gain control over your jinn. Remember, shaytan even try to hijack the minds and plays with the softwares of human emotions. The advance tip is to be fear free from the jinn. You fear him, you lose. You fear Allah and you win the battle.

Sadiq on May 21, 2019:

I had 3 back to back dreams of the same dream inside a Mosque. In the first 2 dreams the jin was attacking people inside the Mosque and I would run to them and hold them down and try to fight it off over and over yelling at it to stop. In the final dream the Jin got a hold of me and I was fighting it to the best of my ability and it was tossing me around I could speak but I couldn't move and I was yelling help and my wife woke me up as soon as she heard me yelling. Normally when I have a dream regarding the Jin I am not able to speak or move, so I'm thinking Alhamdulillah I'm getting better in my deen that now I'm able to speak and actually fight it to the best of my ability.

allah hu akbar on May 11, 2019:

Hey, i have something to say to all of u people who feel this way,think of this 'problem' in this manner ALLAH SWT has chosen you ,he has picked you to be the best he has given you the chance to become the best so that you don't get spoon fed in life and keep on bettering your self like a master teaching his student a lesson. thanks and peace love to all


jasna on April 25, 2019:

dear brother,

Iam so glad that I found this most precious article of yours..ive once had a double bite mark and bruise on neck and i was sleeping alone in a room in ma moms house as it was a special day other rooms were available ...

the room was ma uncles and he had severe experiences of jinns and i vaguely remember all the events and some people coming to our hime to get rid of the was panicking upon seeing the mark and friends were making fun of me syaing its a was hard explaining the very visible bleeding bruises on ma neck to the teachers morning i had this clear dream where demon is entering ma grandma and forced me to enter a damaged car..the car started on its own..i remember saying ma grandma why are we doing this and she doesnt care..i realize tht its not her doing this...immediately i held her hand and recite surah fathihah in the best tone and glory i can....her face gets twisted and hands get disformed.,and the next thing is with a loud noice am in bed...I say that I felt the prescence of jinn behind me100% and the whisper in ma ear iam hoing to kill u in ma was forcing and hugging me from behind...i tried to calmm ma mother in the bed next to me.....nooooo sound came ....i tried to reach out to ma sister ma hands couldnt reach even if she is so near as i could feel the laugh and pull from behind....after a long struggle,,,ma voicce brokeout and I mom ran and rush to me..asking whats wrong...