Does Reciting Sura al-Baqara Cause the Jinn to Leave a House?

Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum. Is there any validity to the idea of not only recite Surah al-Baqarah to remove jinn from the home but to also open a window slightly so they leave my house? Is it okay to use incense as an extra incentive to get anything evil to leave my house? 


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.


The Virtue of Sura al Baqara

Yes, reciting Sura al Baqara is proven to protect one’s home from the Shayatin – rebellious devils. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Everything has a pinnacle, and the pinnacle of the Qur’an is Sura al Baqara. Whoever recites it at night the devils will not enter his house for three nights, and whoever recites it in the day, the rebellious devils will not enter his house for three days. [Ibn Hibban]

I have not seen any texts on incense having this effect, however, some people claim that it can have this effect. Perhaps it is something they realized through personal experience.


Turn to Allah

Ask Allah for protection, and recite the Qur’an and the daily du’as of protection taught to us by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). There is no better alternative.

May Allah protect our din, dunya, and Akhira.

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.