Jinn Possession

Signs and Symptoms

The following information gives insight into the different signs of jinn possession that can be found in a person.


Attitude towards the religion, Physical & Mental Health, Behavior and Personality and signs found in the home

* Note – A person who is possessed by Jinn does not necessarily have to experience every single sign listed below. It is only a guideline of things that occurs with jinn possession that one can look out for.


  • The possessed person can be seen turning away from the religion, in particularly from acts of worship, obedience and the remembrance of Allah. Notice if they suddenly have an aversion to Islam, Qur’an and other religious items.
  • They may be a person who normally goes to the masjid but suddenly despises the thought.
  • Look for destructiveness on the part of the person, especially if that destruction is of the Qur’an and other religious items etc.


  • Seizures (with no medical cause).
  • Paralysis of a limb (with no medical cause).
  • Constant headache with no medical cause, which is not eased by painkillers.
  • Irregular menstruation in women.
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • The person may suddenly become cold while the temperature remains constant. A thermometer may record a one to two degree drop in that person.
  • Changes in sleep patterns.
  • The person may experience severe nightmares or night terrors.
  • They may seem to have blackouts in their memory.The person may start to self-harm/mutilate or have a desire to do so.
  • Depression – the symptoms of depression that the possessed person may experience includes: feeling distressed and sad, loss of appetite, lack of focus, forgetfulness, Sleep disturbances, weight loss and lack of sexual desire.
  • It is also important to note here, that the Jinn can attack a person psychologically, physically and sexually.
  • Psychological attacks. The Jinn know your weaknesses and will try to exploit them. Someone who feels ashamed about something will have an increase in that emotion. The same is true for depression, anxiety and anything else you can think of.]
  • Physical attacks. It might be in the form of punching, scratching, biting, hair pulling, etc.
  • Sexual assaults. This can run the extent from fondling to actual penetration and can occur in males as well as females.


  • Changes in behaviour and personality. This is usually seen when the person is sociable and suddenly becomes extremely quiet.
  • Someone who is normally very active suddenly becomes isolative.
  • Being quick to get angry or weep with no apparent cause.
  • Erratic behaviour in one’s words, deeds and movements.
  • Someone who begins cursing a lot when that is out of character for them.
  • They may become hostile, violent and threatening for no reason.
  • They often attempt to hurt animals.
  • They may seem to have multiple personalities.
  • Sudden interest in occult materials.
  • Look for changes in the way the person dresses.
  • Sitting in the toilet for a long time, and talking to oneself.
  • They may perform acts of humiliation, such as urinating on themselves etc.
  • They may be sexually pre-occupied.
  • Excessive masturbation or doing it in front of others.
  • Observe their personal hygiene and look for changes.
  • Look for unusual changes in diet. Foods that were once favourites may now be repulsive to the person. They may eat foods that they once detested.

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