What is a Jinn?
Jinn (often al-jinn or djinn) are shape-shifting spirits made of fire and air with origins in pre-Islamic Arabia. According to Islamic belief, jinn are real creatures that form a world other than that of mankind, capable of causing physical and mental harm to human beings.
They possess the bodily needs of human beings and can even be killed, but they are free from all physical restraints. Jinn delight in punishing humans for any harm done them, intentionally or unintentionally, and are said to be responsible for many diseases and all kinds of accidents; however, those human beings knowing the proper magical procedure can exploit the jinn to their advantage.
How Jinns appear in dreams?
- they are known to talk to the dreamer
- fighting jinn in dreams
- dreaming of a female jinn
- jinns inside your house
- chased by jinn
Can jinns enter our dreams?
So can jinns really enter into our dreams? It’s possible, but hardly likely and here is why. In order to truly understand the meaning of the jinn in your dream, first you would need to understand the language your dreams speaks to you in.
Similar to the extensive use of parables in the Quran, in our dreams the unconscious disguise the hidden message in metaphors and symbols. For example, when a snake bites you in your dream does it really mean a snake will bite you? It’s possible but hardly likely. Usually you would approach the meaning of the snake related to enemies, or unconscious fears, behaviours or traits that attack us.
Jinn or sleep paralysis?
Once you have understood that dream are coded metaphorically, the next step would be to rule if you experienced the dreadful sleep paralysis.
Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these states, you feel paralyzed and are unable to speak or sometimes see things in your room trying to hurt you. While others experience pressure or a sense of choking by a witch or shadow person.
The majority of Middle Eastern and north African countries associated sleep paralysis being caused by a jinn (“genie”)—a supernatural entity that terrorizes and sometimes harms their victims. Perhaps why the evil eye is so prevalent seen inside houses in order to ward off negative energies.
What is the meaning of the jinn in your dream
If we go by the fact that dreams communicate with us using metaphoric images in metaphors it might suggest the jinn is you. Well what is unconscious to you that “metaphorically” possess you.
Because you are unable to see jinns around you doesn’t mean they don’t exist. This is the same way you might want to approach the things in your life you have absolutely no control over, often times which is hidden from your conscious awareness. In essence, in dream terminology the jinn belongs to your shadow that needs to be made conscious.
Possession dreams & the human shadow
According to analytical psychologist Carl Jung believed that everybody has a shadow that has either been repressed or ignored. The possession in your dream might bring your attention to the dark parts of your personality that has control over you.
The shadow is a manifestation of all the repressed or unconscious urges, behaviors and emotions trapped inside wanting to be noticed. If you are fighting a jinn in your dream it might imply the jihad; the internal struggle that you are faced with in your daily lives.
- aggressive impulses
- taboo mental images
- shameful experiences
- immoral urges, alcohol
- irrational wishes
- unacceptable sexual desires
The same goes as if you are running away or being chased by the jinn in your dreams; a representation of your inability to confront what possesses you. The jinns main purpose in your dream would be for you to confront and challenge the unknown parts about you.
Are you dreaming of a jinn inside your house?
Houses in dreams are one of the most common themes that connect the person to the psyche/mind or inner architecture. Depending the floor that you see the jinn in your house will alter the meaning; see house dreams.
If houses belong to the mind of the dreamer than the jinn manifests itself as the unknown behaviours, urges, feelings and traits that possesses you. The only way to get the jinn out of your house would be to recognize what this hidden element is in your life that is haunting you. By killing the jinn in your dream suggests you have overcome this unseen power that was influencing you to do wrong in life.
Female jinn dream meaning
A female jinn might emerge differently depending if the dreamer is male or female. Males who dream of a female jinn might be related to the feminine energy or what Jung would called the anima. This could be related to the feminine within the masculine that is throwing you off balance; a connection that ties back to the mother. See anima dreams in search bar.
For women a female jinn in your dream might be connected to your shadow side of your personality.
Seeing jinn and reciting ayatul kursi in dream
When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” If you are reciting ayatul kursi in a dream it suggests you are asking for help and guidance from Allah to help guide you towards salvation.