The ruling on one Who sacrifices to Jinn


Question :
What is the ruling on one who grew up in country without knowing anything except prayer and the five pillars of Islam and who implements them but who sacrifices to the Jinn and calls upon them of need without knowing that the Islamic law forbids it. Is he excused because of his ignorance or not? And may it be said to him: "You are a Mushrik" (One who commits Shirk or acts of polytheism.) before the matter is made clear to him?

Answer :
It is an obligation upon those who are familiar with the knowledge of Tawhid to make clear to him that sacrificing to other than Allah such as Jinn is major Shirk and takes him out of the fold of Islam. Likewise supplicating to them fulfill his needs is an act of major Shirk which also takes out of the fold of Islam. This is because both of these are acts of worship which should be performed purely for Allah Alone and directing them to other than Allah is an act of major Shirk. Allah the Most High says:
Say (O Muhammad) : "Verify my prayer my sacrifice my living and dying are for Allah the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). He has no partner and of this I have been commanded and I am the first of the Muslims." Say : "Shall I seek a Lord other than Allah while He is the Lord of all things?
"Say (O Muhammad) : "Verify my prayer my sacrifice my living and dying are for Allah the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). He has no partner and of this I have been commanded and I am the first of the Muslims." Say : "Shall I seek a Lord other than Allah while He is the Lord of all things?"
Al-An'am 6 :162-164.
And He says:
And invoke not besides Allah any that will neither profit you nor hurt you for if you did so you would surely be one of the Zalimum (polytheism and wrongdoers). And if Allah touches you with hurt there is none who can remove it but He : and if He intends any good for you there is none who can repel His favor.
"And invoke not besides Allah any that will neither profit you nor hurt you for if you did so you would surely be one of the Zalimum (polytheism and wrongdoers). And if Allah touches you with hurt there is none who can remove it but He : and if He intends any good for you there is none who can repel His favor."
Yunus 10 : 106-107.
And He says:
Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).
"Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only)."
Al-Kawthar 108 : 2.
And the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
Allah's curse is upon the one who sacrifices to other than Allah.
"Allah's curse is upon the one who sacrifices to other than Allah."

Muslim no. 1978.
If he should insist upon sacrificing to the Jinn and supplicating them in times of need he will be a Mushrik guilty of a major Shirk and there will be no excuse for him because the proof from the book (of Allah) and the Sunnah has been established against him. It will be said to him: " You are a disbeliever Mushrik guilty of major Shirk."
The Permanent Committee



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