Imam Karim AbuZaid is a senior Imam and respected Muslim scholar. January 2014 Imam Zaid gave a lecture series on the world of the unseen. The following is a transcript of a segment from part 3 of the lecture series.
The first thing I tell those who get possessed by jinn or those who are suffering from spells – you know the first thing I tell them? I tell them what? Allah loves you. You know why? Because he inflicted them with an affliction, the only one who can cure them is Allah. And the only way to be cured is to turn back to Allah. This subject, no one else can help you.
Imagine bringing a throne in a blink of an eye from Yemen. That tells you what? They are very speedy when it comes to movements.
I’m sorry, I have to share this with NASA that they reached the space before the human race. You guys are laughing, but it’s true. The jinn reached the space before Nassau and before the human race. They always… Hear this: before the sending of the Prophet PBUH, they used to go up and they would have seats to the heaven.
Now, what is the distance between earth and the heaven? Heaven means the layer of the sky, not paradise. 500 years travel. So imagine some of these angels… Because there is a type of them called the Tyab, the flying jinn… Remember when we talked about the categories, their types. There is one type – that is what? On earth, this is the lower class… They go and sit out there. And what they do? They spy. Where is the evidence for all of this?… They used to go and sit. What were they doing there?… Just to explain to you what they are doing. This is what the Prophet said explaining that verse… When Allah decrees a matter in the heaven, look, when Allah commands the angels to execute, out of the submission and the reaction to what Allah said, the angels beat their wings like a chain – you hit a chain with a rock – makes a sound. They do the wings like this.
Now, the one who is sitting up there, he waits until the commands comes from the 7th heaven to the lower one and he hears it… He said like this, and they do a chain like this. This is the one in the heaven, he tells him, tells, tells, tells, until the last one receives it. Why? Because after the sending of the Prophet PBUH, what happened? There is a shooting star. There is a star that strikes them. So they want what? To get the information, what? Down. They take that information to who? The fortune teller.
You see the Jews accused Prophet Suleiman that he ran his kingdom through sorcery. Allah subdued the jinn to him without him compromising, like the other people would do.
So we said, we talked about the camels of the angel. Number one is what? They move so quickly. Number two? They went to the space before the human race. Number three? Their knowledge of construction and manufacturing.
Satan came to them in a form of who? Of a noble chief, and he told them this is a good opinion.
Can they take other forms beside the human form? Yes. The most famous, the following: camels, donkeys, cows, dogs, cats. But once it comes to dogs and cats, the black of them. Why the black from the cats and dogs? Because the black colour concentrates most devilish in it.
Listen carefully to this. This is going to be a little bit sci-fi, but is so true. There are snakes which live inside the homes are jinn. Some of them could be Muslim.
He seeks permission from the messenger to go see his wife. He told him, please take your… arrow with you. So he arrived at his house. He found his wife wearing like her indoor clothes, like bed clothes. And she’s standing by the door. Right away he doubted and he’s about to kill her. He doubted that she’s doing something that is what?
There are some rulings this applies only to snakes that insist on staying where? Because other snakes would run away, but the snake that doesn’t leave the house, inside the house, what should you do? The Prophet Muhammad told them you say to that snake “I swear using the name of Allah upon you, that you leave this house and you stay away. Otherwise we’re going to kill you”. After 3 days, if you see that, you can kill them again. 3 days to make sure this is not jinn Muslim.
By the way, there is an exception. One type of snakes don’t kill snakes except for the short-tailed or mutilated tail snake. The tail is messed up -ended up to be split. Why? Because they cause miscarriages to the pregnant women and they can take your sight away if they spit on you. So you need to kill those right away.