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Ouija board

Fatwaa ID: 2025

Question:
Asalamualaykum wrwb
Someone asked me these questions:

  1. Are ouiji boards okay to have in the house, as a game? Do they have the possibility to call jinn and shayateen?
  2. What if someone has it in the house? Does it effect everyone, even those who don’t believe in them?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is not permissible to play with an Ouija board due to the haraam elements attached with it as well as its harms. It is possible to use it to communicate with some of the other creations. However, doing so is placing oneself in the path of unnecessary harm.
  2. It should be discarded. One should not have it in the house even if they do not believe in it. If one does keep it, then he should not blame anyone but himself should anything happen.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/21/1445 AH – 01/04/2024 CE | AML1-8693

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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