that they can make lots of money by using the jinn
with the jinn, and that he is prepared to pay huge profits to anyone who deals with him.
For example, if I give him one million, he will use mercury to deal with the jinn, and
then he will give me a profit of approximately five million riyaals. What is your opinion
of this man's claims? Is it true that the jinn can bring money to a person who – as
he claims – uses them?
Praise be to Allaah.
In my opinion this is not permissible, because dealing
with them usually only comes after getting close to them by means of things that they
like. This is the action of the practitioner of witchcraft who gets close to the Shaytaan
by doing things that he likes, which cancels out all his good deeds. When he mentioned
that he uses mercury, this is deceit and taking people’s money under false pretences,
and it may come under the heading of gambling and stealing. The shayaateen work by
illusions and magic, and it is known that they do not possess any kind of money or
currency or goods. If they give anything of that sort to a person, either it is an
illusion that is not real, or else it is something that has been stolen from other people.
It is not right to deal with them at all.
In fact, many of these fraudsters who claim that they can make money
are cheats and liars who deceive the people and destroy their wealth and efforts; it is no
more than theft. The newspapers are full of stories like this. We ask Allaah to keep us
safe and sound.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid