Islamic Stories: Attack of the Jinn
Please note: Iblis shaytaan who disobeyed Allah is a Jinn. There is further information below after the true story. Please make sure you read this article thoroughly to understand the Jinn and their existence among human beings on Earth.
Jinns truly exist which you will find proof from the Holy Quran. There is a full chapter in the Holy Quran on Jinns. We all have Jinns attached to us all!
Hadith - Sahih Muslim 6757, Narrated 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). 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.
Do Jinns Exist?
'Do Jinns exist' I hear you ask? Yes, Jinns are real. They are living with us, alongside us, seeing everything we do. They can see us but we cannot see them unless they take the form of a human being, a black dog, or other forms.
Have I seen a Jinn? No, I haven't and I expect and hope not to see one in my lifetime!
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.
To find out more on Jinns, please follow THIS LINK and you understand more about the 3 different types of Jinns and what they are capable of.
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.
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 concious 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 concious, 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 in my mind once.
"La ilaaha illallahu Muhammadur rasul ullah" i thought in my mind 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.
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.
More information on Jinns (This website is brilliant with lots and lots of information on Jinns)
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.