TO SEEK INFORMATION FROM JINNS ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNSEEN
In the era the Soothsaying and magic, Jinns used to go up into the skies and secretly listen to the discussion of the Angels, add lies to it and inform the Soothsayers and Magicians. They in turn used to predict according to the information received from the Jinns. This partly used to place and caused a great deal of influence upon the public.
This was put to an end from the sacred era of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The Angels thereafter patrolled the skies. If any Jinn or Shaitaan tried to go up and gather information he was struck down by lightning bolts which struck him back to earth with great speed. Sometimes this lightning bolt can be seen in the form of a falling star.
Sheikh-e-Akbar Al-Arabi (radi Allahu anhu) states in “Futuhat”: “Association with Jinns makes a man proud (Mutakabbir) and the abode of a Mutakabbir is Jahannum (Hell). To inquire from Jinns about facts concerning themselves; or facts of the present moment, after which they can make inquiry and inform you; or to enquire about facts which is not Ghayb (Unseen) from them, like those people who summon the Jinn and enquire about what the consequences of a certain case or what would be the outcome of a certain transaction; this is all Haraam”.
It is an established fact that Jinss are absolutely ignorant of Ghayb. Therefore, to ask them about it is idiotic and Haraam. If one believes that they do possess the Knowledge of the Unseen (Ghaib), this is indeed Kufr.
The words of Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) are recorded in “Musnad-e-Ahmad” and “Sunane Arbaah”. He narrates: “A person who goes to Soothsayers and regards their words as truth has indeed expressed his displeasure in whatever was revealed unto the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)”.
It is recorded in “Musnad-e-Ahmed” and “Sahih Muslim” from Sayyidah Hafsa (radi Allahu anhu) that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) states: “One who goes to a Soothsayer and inquires about Gayb (Unseen), for 40 days his Salaah is not accepted”.
It is recorded in “Musnad-e-Bazzaar” from Sayyiduna Imran bin Haseen (radi Allahu anhu) that: “Any person who goes to a Soothsayer or Magician and believes in whatever he says as truth, has indeed committed Kufr on whatever has been revealed on the Holy Prophet of Islam (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).”
It is recorded in “Mohjam-e-Kabeer Tibraani” from Sayyiduna Wasala bin Asqaah (radi Allahu anhu) that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “If any person goes to a Soothsayer or Magician and asks about Ghayb, for 40 days he is not piviledged to make Tauba, and if he has trust (Yakeen) in the words of the Magician, he becomes a Kaafir.”
The very same laws are applied when Jinns are asked about Ghayb.