Does Seeing a Jinn Render One’s Testimony (Shahada) Invalid?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


What should one do when someone does something that invalidates their testimony unintentionally or without knowing?

I read that someone’s testimony is invalid if they claim to have seen jinns. But what if they meant it was in another form but didn’t mention or say it precisely? Is the person still a Muslim?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

If a person saw a jinn is not listed with those whose testimony is to be rejected. Also, seeing a jinn will not take one out of the fold of Islam too.

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.