O Noble Shaikh, a questioner asks; do Jinns have the ability to open doors?
In general Allah has saved the righteous believers from the likes of this type of mischief. This is due to the fact that the Jinn are unseen and thus can do great harm if this protection was not there. However, this is not necessarily the case with regards to those sinning people who have pictures and dogs in their houses or for the Kuffaar (disbelievers). With this having been said, it is important to note, that more importantly, one should be worried about the whispers of the shaiyaateen (devils); and not so much whether or not they can open doors. The shaiyaateen will not cease in trying to influence the Human Being by way of the whisper. They are always trying. Every time a servant seeks refuge with Allah they (the shaiyaateen) are repelled. They are repelled but they do not leave. The more a servant seeks refuge with Allah the more distance is placed between him and the shaiyaateen; whenever his is neglectful of seeking refuge in Allah, (and from making the prescribed thikr), the shaiyaateen draw closer and closer. This back and forth will be the case for the duration of an individual’s life. Due to this the whisper from the shaiyaateen should be worried about and not whether or not the can open doors. So what if you buy some bread, bring it home, put it on the table, and then one of the shaiyaateen takes and steals it from you. I mean, have you really been harmed? This is nothing; rather one should be on his guard about the whisper, the whisper!!
- Fiqh and Fataawa
- Aqeedah and Minhaj