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I remember an old person from my mother's hometown. He was some Peer or Murid, I guess. He always wore Black Kurta with a white Izaar and a green turban. He was close to my maternal relatives. Whenever he visited us, if I happened to be around, he used to call me by his side and pass his hand through beard and miraculously get me some peanuts or peppermints with a friendly smile. When I asked "how did you do that?", he never said anything. When I asked my mother about it, she told me that he possessed (Has control over) some Jinns and by running hand through his beard, he makes some gestures to the Jinns and they obey it. I was less than 8 then.

Slowly, after years went by, I started thinking that he had tricked me by hiding substances in his long beard and tricks all the people in this way and has no control over Jinns. I strongly believed that he was a trickster until I was around 15 when I happened to be around him once again. He had grown weak. As I was not a little boy, meeting him was just a matter of Salaam and no peanuts or peppermints. This time he was thirsty, and asked my cousin for a glass of water. She (my cousin) said to him: "Why don't you get a lemon? I'll prepare some sweet lemon water for you.". Nodding his head in agreement he again ran both his hands through his beard and believe me, there was a lemon in his hand. I was watching this and am sure that before running his hand through his beard, he had nothing in his hand. Also, if he was a trickster how could he get nothing other than lemon? I mean, To test him, people may ask him to get anything at anytime just like my cousin did. It is impossible to carry everything in a beard.

Though I can remember only these two instances, many people in the town (Tiptur in Karnataka state of India) have similar stories to say. Unfortunately, Khaleel Hazrath(The old man) met with a train accident a few years back and is no more.

In the long story, one thing might be clear to you: I cannot disbelieve what I have seen with my eyes. But, In no way I am forcing anyone to believe. So maybe Allah has proved to me that this kind of magical stuff can happen. But is this stuff usual?, In the history (other than that of Prophets) and scriptures of Islam, has such a thing ever been witnessed? and most importantly, Can Jinn be possessed (If possessed is not the right word, Controlled) by a human?

We have heard of stories like Messengers of Allah (especially Sulaiman [pbuh]) could order Jinns. But Khaleel Hazrath was a common but a pious man, maybe he was a Hafiz (not necessarily) because I have seen him teaching Qur'an to children.

Jazaakallah...

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Where did the quoted story come from? –  Flimzy Jun 27 '12 at 15:32
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In the story, 'I' means its me. It has happened in my life. And Its true. –  Tabrez Ahmed Jun 27 '12 at 15:40
    
Ah, very good. Thanks for the clarification. –  Flimzy Jun 27 '12 at 15:42
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I do not want to judge your story was real or not but Yes it can be and already some people do it.

some control them for evil reasons like magic and some use it for good reasons.

and the proof is this verse of Quran:

[27:17]

وَحُشِرَ لِسُلَيْمَانَ جُنُودُهُ مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ وَالطَّيْرِ فَهُمْ يُوزَعُونَ

And gathered for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were [marching] in rows.

the large castle of prophet Solomon was made by working of many Jinns for him.

please note controlling Jinns is Haram in Islam unless for few Awlia (close friends of God) who are allowed to use Jinns as servants to do orders of God.

also in Shia Hadith Books there are many Hadith saying prophet and Ahl Bayt have servants from Jinn and used them when needed for example delivering a letter to some one in a far city quickly in one moment.

more info:

Power of Satan and Jinn

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We believe that Humans cannot control the Jinns.

The power to control Jinn was only granted to Prophet Sulaymaan (alayhi salam) as a gift by Allaah. No other Prophet after him was granted such dominion.

“(Sulaymaan) said: “My Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me. Verily, You are the Bestower.” So, We subjected to him the wind; it blew gently by his order whithersoever he willed, and also the Shayâtîn (devils) from the jinn (including) every kind of builder and diver, and also others bound in fetters. [Allâh said to Sulaimân:] “This is Our Gift, so spend you or withhold, no account will be asked of you.” [Surah Saad (38): 35-39]

So, Sulaymaan (alayhi salam) was given a kingdom where he could control wind, devils and jinns.

Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet(salallahu alayhi wassalam) said:

“Last night a demon from the Jinns came to me to disturb my prayer, but Allah gave me the power to overcome him. I intended to tie him to one of the pillars of the mosque till the morning so that all of you could see him, but then I remembered the Statement of my brother Solomon: ‘My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me.’” (Surah Saad 38.35) *(Bukhari & Muslim)*

The brother solomon referred to here is Sulaymaan (alayhi salam). This shows that none of us can control the Jinns after Sulaymaan (alayhi salam).

Narrated Abu Darda:

Allah’s Messenger (salallahu alayhi wassalam) stood up (to pray) and we heard him say: “I seek refuge in Allah.” Then he said: “I curse thee with Allah’s curse” three times, then he stretched out his hand as though he were taking hold of something. When he finished the prayer, we said: Messenger of Allah, we heard you say something during the prayer, which we have not heard you say before, and we saw you stretch out your hand. He replied:

“Allah’s enemy, Iblis, came with a flame of fire to put it in my face, so I said three times: “I seek refuge in Allah from thee.” Then I said three times: “I curse thee with Allah’s full curse.” But he did not retreat on (any one of these) three occasions. Thereafter I meant to seize him. I swear by Allah that had it not been for the supplication of my brother, Sulayman, he would have been bound and made an object of sport for the children of Medina.(Sahih Muslim)

If you read the bolded part, the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) says about the supplication of Sulaymaan (alayhi salam). The supplication that he be bestowed a kingdom that will no belong to any other after him. Hence, no one can control the Jinn. The jinn which help the black magicians only deceive them into believing that they (the jinn) are under their (magician’s) control.

Source: Jinns

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A kindom that not belong to any other after him does not mean no one else can control (or order) a jinn. It only means that no one can do it in a magnitude of a kingdom, it does not directly say that no individual can have some jinns as servants (like one or two to work for him at his home or something). –  user2350 Jul 17 '13 at 2:06
    
@mezhang Do you have source for that interpretation of yours? –  Abdullah Jul 29 '13 at 3:44
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