Can the Devil or Jinn Interfere with My Dua to Allah?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I have been making dua to Allah to show me signs about my future that are really important to me, and I have gotten some. My mom, on the other hand, says that jinns and perhaps the Shaytan are interfering in my duas to Allah and giving me signs that are not true so that I get false hope. What makes me sure that they are signs is that they came in the way I wanted.

Also, when I made dua, I couldn’t control my finger when it happened. So, my final question is can jinns interfere with your duas even if you pray tahajjuud and ask for signs? And can jinns or the Shaytan control your body right after making dua?


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for placing your trust and reliance on Him and none other.

The Devil

Allah Most High says in the Quran, “So when you recite the Quran, seek refuge with Allah against Satan, the accursed. He certainly has no authority over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.” [Quran, 16:99]

A jinn cannot interfere in your dua to Allah. The Shaytan cannot interfere in your dua, either. Your duas are a direct link between you and your Lord. Additionally, a jinn or devil cannot control your physical actions.

Please see more details here:
I Am Being Menaced By A Jinn, What Do I Do?
Are There Any Prayers For Driving Away Jinn?
The Jinn: The Reality of Their Existence and How to Protect Ourselves From Them


As for your duas, you should submit to Allah’s will and ask Him to put into play that which is best for you. Be patient with how your supplication is answered, make sure to apply its etiquettes and accept what your Lord sends you.

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “There is not a man who calls upon Allah with a supplication, except that he is answered. Either it shall be granted to him in the world, or reserved for him in the Hereafter, or his sins shall be expiated for it according to the extent that he supplicated – as long as he does not supplicate for some sin, or for the severing of the ties of kinship, and he does not become hasty.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah, and how would he be hasty?” He, (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “He says: ‘I called upon my Lord, but He did not answer me.’” [Tirmidhi]

Please see these links as well:
The Reality and Etiquettes of Supplication: A Reader

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.