Devils assault humans and share women with men
Fatwa No: 15979


A female questioner told me that something strange happens to her three times a week. She feels that there is someone having sexual intercourse with her for a while. When she regains consciousness, she feels as if she has actually had intercourse and feels pain. This started happening to her when she was 16 years old, at the beginning of puberty, and continues until today.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

We advise the woman in question and others to fortify themselves against the devils and their evil through saying the morning and evening Athkaar (mentionings and remembrances of Allaah) regularly, maintaining a state of ritual purification, ignoring the whispers of Satan and knowing that he is an enemy who does his utmost to harm humans in any possible way. It is proven in the Sharee‘ah that the devils assault humans through becoming partners with men in their wives. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them. But Satan does not promise them except delusion.}[Quran 17:64] 

The partnership of the devil with man in his children was interpreted to mean that he wraps himself around the penis of the man who has sexual intercourse without first seeking refuge with Allaah The Almighty from the accursed Satan. Mujaahid  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him mentioned that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered anyone who is about to have sexual intercourse with his wife to say “Bismillaah. Allaahumma jannibna ash-Shaytaan wa jannib Ash-Shaytaan ma razaqtana, (In the name of Allaah. O Allaah protect us from Satan and protect from Satan (our offspring) whom You will grant us.” If Allaah decrees that they will have a child, Satan will never harm him. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Once, a man told Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that his wife woke up and found a flame of fire in her vagina. Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him told him that this happened because of sexual intercourse with a jinni.

And Allaah Knows best.

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