Symptoms of inflicted homes:

  1. Mysterious incidents inside homes causing distress like unexplained fires, tamperings, and the sudden disappearance of belongings. 
  2. Hearing strange sounds like hearing someone calling your name, crying, knocking etc. Doors opening and closing on their own.
  3. Family conflicts over trivial matters almost exclusively in the house.
  4. Feeling of discomfort and unease upon entering the house.
  5. Despite the diligent and persistent efforts to maintain cleanliness and organizational order, the house continues to be chaotic and disorganized, reverting to its previous state.
  6. Disturbing dreams and nightmares, insomnia.
  7. Difficulty recovering from afflictions like evil eye or witchcraft.Interestingly, inflicted patients may manifest symptoms intensely when moving into a new house like when you buy or rent a different house or when relocating to a different city.

How can I expel Shaitan or Jinn out of my home?

Answer by Scholar Badr Al-Filkawy

To safeguard your home from Jinn, it’s vital to understand that a single Ruqyah session should not be expected to cover the entire house. We will have to work on fortifying every single room in the house against Shaitan. So if you have a house of 4 rooms plus a living room, you must apply this method to each single room. If you apply this treatment program in the living room, for example, it will not fortify the bedrooms until you apply this treatment in each bedroom.

  1. Permanently remove any statues or photos of humans or animals in this room.
  2. Be in a state of Wudua.
  3. Select a time with absolutely no interruptions. For example, if you start recitation right before Maghrib, you must stop for Maghrib, so that time would not be ideal—no cell phones, guests, etc.
  4. Recite once Surat Al-Baqarah in full in one single session in a loud and clear voice. If you do not speak Arabic, listen to the entire surah while reading every single subtitled translated verse word by word on your electronic device, like a laptop.
    If you can’t recite Surat Al-Baqarah recite the following 7 times twice a day:

    Al-Fatiha (Chapter 1)
    The last two verses of Surat Al-Baqarah (Chapter 2: verses 285-286)
    Ayat Al-Kursi (Surat Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2: verse 255)
    Surat Al-Ikhlas (Chapter 112)
    Surat Al-Falaq (Chapter 113)
    Surat Al-Nas (Chapter 114).

  5. Repeat this program in each room for 3 subsequent days uninterruptedly.
  6. Moving forward, to prevent Shaytan from entering your place, say “Bismillah” (In the name of Allah) before opening or closing any door or window.

Therapies for expelling jinn out of the House

  1. Ruqiah water Spray:
    Add salt or salt and vinegar to Ruqiah Water. Pour this water into a water spray bottle then spray each room in the house. Focus on the doors, door frames, windows, corners, above and underneath any structure like under the bed, stairs, AC vents and even chandeliers. This is very effective in clearing the house of Jinn and Shaitan. While you are spraying, recite aloud Surat Al-Falaq, Surat Al-Nass, and Ayah Al-Korsi.
  2. Mop the floors of the house with Ruqyah water mixed with salt, and wipe the walls of the house with the same mixture.

    This link explains how to prepare Ruqiah water:

  3. Ruqiah Incense:
    To prepare Ruqiah Incense, follow these steps:

    1. Mix any loose incense of your choice with black seed, black seed oil, or sidr leaves.
    2. Recite the following list of verses seven times while letting your breath blow onto the mixture:
    – Al-Fatihah (The Opening), Chapter 1, Verses 1-7
    – Al-Baqarah (The Cow), Chapter 2, Verses 1-5
    – Al-Baqarah (The Cow), Chapter 2, Verses 255-257 (Ayat al-Kursi)
    – Al-Baqarah (The Cow), Chapter 2, Verses 285-286
    – Al-Imran (The Family of Imran), Chapter 3, Verses 17-19
    – Al-A’raf (The Heights), Chapter 7, Verses 54-56
    – Al-A’raf (The Heights), Chapter 7, Verses 117-122
    3. Burn the incense and let the intense smoke fill the house.

    By following these steps, you can prepare Ruqiah Incense to fill your home with its protective smoke.

  4. Islamic lectures:
    It’s important to engage with more than just the Quran; consider listening to Islamic lectures and classes in your native language, either on TV or through speakers at home. This approach can be highly effective in dealing with the jinn residing in your house, as many of them may react positively to Islamic teachings, reducing their harmful actions or prompting them to leave your home. Make sure to be physically present during these sessions because the jinn associated with you, whether inside you or on you, also need to hear these teachings.


  5. Purify and clean your house:
    To create a spiritually clean environment in your home, remove statues, photos, and pictures depicting humans or animals. Refrain from playing music, including the sound from your doorbell. When watching TV, choose content that does not feature music or individuals dressed inappropriately. Additionally, be mindful of the guests you allow into your home; avoid inviting those who engage in sinful behaviors or publicly dress in tight pants, high heels, makeup, and perfumes, as they attract demons where they go.

  6. One method for clearing houses of Jinn and Shaitan, reportedly utilized by some, involves inviting Muslims from the neighborhood for free Quran or Islamic studies classes at home on a consistent basis. An Imam is hired to conduct these sessions, with incentives like healthy treats and prizes offered to the children for attending regularly. This practice creates a spiritually positive environment, warding off negative entities like Jinn and Shaitan, provided certain conditions, like avoiding music and immodest attire, are observed.
  7. When a household member becomes angry or confrontational, play the Quran on a loudspeaker or TV. Wait for 5 minutes, then resume the conversation. You’ll notice they are much calmer and quieter than before.
  8. Look around and even dig the soil or check surveillance cameras to find out if someone left a suspicious Sihr item, buried it around the house, or even sprayed the house with it. If you suspect this, visit the Sihr section of this website to learn how to deal with such situations.

Businesses, stores, and offices can also benefit from the above points. Businesses often fall into habits like playing music, displaying photos and statues, and hiring seductive female employees to boost interactions and sales. However, these practices can impact the overall profitability and sustainability of the business. It’s crucial to recognize that sustenance comes from Allah, not solely from customers or our own efforts.

Probationary period post treatment

Once Jinn and Shaytan leave the house, they spend some probationary time monitoring the house and roaming around, looking for a gap in the house’s fortifications, such as forgetting to recite the Athkar, playing music, etc. Then they enter the house again and resume their attacks.

Why didn’t the above therapy work?

One could clean the house using the above methods but still experience demonic attacks. This suggests that the person has “Mas” (Demonic Possession), where the Shaitan resides within them. In such cases, cleaning the room does not eliminate the Shaitan inside. The individual will need to clear the house of Shaitan and simultaneously undergo Ruqyah therapy to expel the Shaitan from their body.

How to stop Jinn intrusions into the house?

There are 2 types of intrusions:

The First type comprises animals and birds, identified as Jinn. This reference excludes household pets or familiar street animals, such as the cats you might encounter in Turkey or the squirrels common in Canada. The focus here is on animals or birds that appear unexpectedly, which could signify the presence of Jinn manifesting in various forms, including but not limited to snakes, birds, cats, frogs, scorpions, and roaches. For instance, there was a case where an elderly woman discovered a large cat perched atop her dresser, despite not owning any pets and having no conceivable way for the cat to have entered her apartment.

The second type includes insects like ants and roaches. Beyond environmental reasons, their sudden appearance might be linked to external influences such as the evil eye (Ayn), envy (Hasad), or sorcery (Sihr). Although insects themselves are typically not Jinn, they can be dispatched by Jinn. People may first notice an unusual sensation within themselves, a precursor to finding their living spaces suddenly infested with pests such as roaches.

Tahrij (giving warning)

Scholars recommend addressing these unwelcome visitors by issuing a stern warning, saying something like “I warn you by Allah and the day of judgment to not appear for us and to not harm us.” or “I adjure you by the covenant that Suleiman bin Dawood made upon you, that you do not harm us and do not appear to us.

Do Tahrij (give warning) to ants and roaches. Tahrij does not prevent the revenge of Jinn but can mitigate the severity of the revenge. But if you must kill them, then say “Bismillah” (in the name of Allah) before killing any intruding animal or insect. If you can’t kill this intruding animal or insect, then call the Athan (call of prayers), recite Surat Al-Falaq, Al-Nas, and Ayah Al-Korsi, or spray Ruqia water. However, do not start by killing this intruding animal immediately before warning them unless it is a matter of safety. If you kill a Jinn in the form of an animal, then revenge is expected from Jinn which could make the patient’s life difficult.

There are cases where jinn already reside in a particular area and are not specifically targeting a certain individual but will cause harm on humans who come over to reside or disturb their territory.

Newly constructed homes may exhibit a higher frequency of jinn presence compared to existing ones. Moving out of the house to a new house could help only if the Jinn is not after this specific person due to Ayn (Nazar), Hasad, Sihr, or revenge. However, it is better to seek treatment than to move. Some patients moved out of beautiful houses to get rid of Jinn’s harm only to find the same problem in the new place.

♦ Prophet Muhammad said: “There are snakes that can inhibit houses (referring to Jinn). If you see one of them, warn it for three days, if it leaves then well. If it does not, then kill it because it is an infidel (Shaitan).” Authentic in the Book of Muslim

♦ Prophet Muhammed said: “Indeed there are others inhabiting your homes. So, warn them three times (to leave). If you see any of them after that, then kill them.” Authentic in Al-Tirmithy

♦ Prophet Muhammed said, “When you hear a dog barking or a donkey braying in the night, seek refuge with Allah. They see what you do not see. Shut the doors and mention the Name of Allah over them (say in the name of Allah “Bismillah”). Shaytan will not open a door which has been shut and had the name of Allah mentioned over it. Then cover the pots, tie the water-skins (containers of water like cups and water bottles), and cover the vessels (dishes or bowls).” Authenticated by Al-Bani

Negativity at Home

If you feel increased Negativity at Home like feeling depressed, the kids fighting with each other, you and your spouse keep arguing… etc., or if you hear loud banging noise and you know it is not coming from your neighbor…

Consider doing the following:

1- Play the Athan in a loud enough voice.

2- Open all the internal room’s doors, closets, and cabinets inside the house.

3- Open one of the external windows or doors that lead to the outside of the house.

4- Keep the Athan playing for about five minutes.

5- Close all doors and windows while the Athan is running in the house.

6- Now play Surat Al-Baqarah in full.

Enjoy the peace inside your house. We know from the Hadith of Prophet Muhammed that Sheitan runs away from the Athan and that Sheitan can not open closed doors.

Deserted Houses

Have you ever wondered why do empty houses deteriorate? It is not always because of vandalism, water leak, pests, change in temperature etc. It is because they become rather inhibited by Jinn and Shaitan (demons). This is why our scholars discouraged walking into these houses unnecessarily and for a single person to inhibit them.

♦ Abu Huraira (the companion of Prophet Muhammed) narrated, “A house would become spacious for its residents, the angels attend it, the devils desert it, and its goodness increases when the Qur’an is recited in it, and the house would become narrow for its residents, the angels desert it and the devils attend it, and it is goodness decreases if the Qur’an is not recited therein.”

Can Jinn steal my money and belongings?

Yes, Jinn can misplace or steal money and belongings if they are not secured. “Secured” means that they are covered or placed in some type of closed compartment, like a drawer or a closet. Even if the drawer or closet does not have a lock on it, the Jinn will not steal them unless they are left uncovered in open air.

♦ Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported:
Allah’s Messenger ﷺ ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramaḍān. Then somebody came to me and started stealing from the food. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah’s Messenger!” Then Abu Hurayrah described the whole incident and said: That person said (to me), “Please don’t take me to Allah’s Messenger and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you. When you go to your bed, recite Āyat al-Kursī, for then there will be (with you) a guardian from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” When the Prophet ﷺ heard about the incident he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; it was a devil.” Reference:Sahih al-Bukhari 5010
In other cases where we can’t find our belongings, Shaitan typically makes us lose things in one of two ways: forgetting where we placed them and looking right at them but not noticing their presence.

Please review the Required Lifestyle Changes section of this website to understand more about Home Fortification measures like entering with your right foot first, what to say when you enter, removing all pictures and statues of people and animals, locking doors and windows at night, no music, no dogs, no nakedness, etc.