Are There Any Prayers For Driving Away Jinn?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril F Haddad

Question: Are there any prayers for driving away Jinn?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Wa `alaykum as-Salam,

Imam al-Nawawi in al-Adhkar mentioned that Ibn al-Sunni narrated that a man came to the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace and said that his brother suffered from a kind of jinn possession. The Prophet told him to bring him to him then recited upon him the following:

– Sura al-Fatiha

– The first four verses of al-Baqara

– two verses from the middle (163-64)

– Ayat al-Kursi

– the last three verses of al-Baqara

– The first verse of Al `Imran

– Verse 18 of Al `Imran

– Verse 54 of al-A`raf

– Verse 116 of al-Mu’minun

– Verse 3 of al-Jinn

– The first 10 verses of al-Saaffaat

– The last 3 verses of al-Hashr

– The last three Suras of the Qur’an.

As for the letter supposedly dictated by the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, to our liege-lord `Ali for the protection of Abu Dujana, known as the hirz of Abu Dujana: it is a forgery according to Ibn al-Jawzi in the Mawdu`at, al-Dhahabi in Mizan al-I`tidal, Ibn Hajar in the Isaba, and al-Suyuti in al-La’ali’ al-Masnu`a, and Allah knows best.

Hajj Gibril