What Measures Should Women Take Upon Sunset to Protect Them From the Jinnbeings?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


1) Are the jinn attracted to female hair, and is it safe for a woman to walk alone after maghrib in a generally safe area?
2) The hadith that teaches us to keep our children indoors after maghrib depends on the environment we live in, i.e., some people live in metropolitan cities that tend to be busy after maghrib. Some live in rural areas that tend to be less populated and covered in acres of jungle. I was taught that the jinn prefers areas with little to no human inhabitants, so I assume the villages are less secure at night than the busy city from jinni threats.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

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

In general, it is recommended for women (and this applies to all of us) to take necessary precautions when leaving their homes for any reason, wherever we reside, such as visiting family, shopping, or walking. This includes ensuring that one is accompanied by others and reciting the appropriate duas before leaving. It is also recommended to remain in some form of remembrance of Allah throughout their outing and until they return home.

The jinnbeings can be attracted to and annoy any type of human. It is not necessary if one is only uncovered with hair showing. Allah (Most High) protect us all, Amin.

Supplication for Leaving Home, Protection from Satan

Anas ibn Malik (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever says when he leaves his house,
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ  (In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah for there is no movement or might but in Allah) then it will be said to him that you have been sufficed and protected, and the shaytan will be far from him.” [Tirmidhi]

The reason why Shaytan is more active at night is due to the darkness that allows for the satanic faculties to be more prevalent.

[Ibn Hajar, Fath al-Bari; Zugdan, Mawsu‘a Alam al-Jinn Wal-Malaika]

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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 for 12 years in the UK, 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.