How Do Jinns React to Technology? Is Technology a Blessing or a Curse?
Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
How would jinns react if they saw our immense power in terms of nuclear sophisticated technology? Would they be amazed? Or Would it be something else?
I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.
Jinns are from the Unseen (ghayb). We only know of them through Revelation. We believe in them with conviction. And we have been commanded to have no dealings with them. [Laqqani, Awn al-Murid Sharh Jawharat al-Tawhid; Qari, Mirqat al-Mafatih Sharh Mishkat al-Masabih]
As such, speculation about how jinn would view humans with technology is outside the scope of our moral responsibility–and has no benefit for us.
The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “From the excellence of a person’s Islam is leaving all that is not of clear benefit to them.” [Tirmidhi]
Technology as a Test
All blessings are tests from Allah Most High. The test is to direct them towards the good of this life and the next and to be careful about avoiding their harm–or their resulting in harm, worldly or next-worldly.
When we use technology, we should do so with intention, purpose, consideration of benefit, caution of direct and indirect harms, and gratitude for Allah’s blessings.
And Allah alone gives success.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.