Hadith on Soothsayers: They contact the jinn, mix truth with lies

Aisha reported: Some people asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about soothsayers. The Prophet said, “They are upon nothing.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, sometimes they speak about things that come true.” The Prophet said, “Those are the words snatched by the jinn, who whisper it into the ears of their friends and it is mixed with more than one hundred lies.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5859, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2228

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَة قَالَتْ سَأَلَ أُنَاسٌ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ الْكُهَّانِ فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَيْسُوا بِشَيْءٍ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهُمْ يُحَدِّثُونَ أَحْيَانًا الشَّيْءَ يَكُونُ حَقًّا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تِلْكَ الْكَلِمَةُ مِنْ الْجِنِّ يَخْطَفُهَا الْجِنِّيُّ فَيَقُرُّهَا فِي أُذُنِ وَلِيِّهِ قَرَّ الدَّجَاجَةِ فَيَخْلِطُونَ فِيهَا أَكْثَرَ مِنْ مِائَةِ كَذْبَةٍ

5859 صحيح البخاري كتاب الأدب باب قول الرجل للشيء ليس بشيء وهو ينوي أنه ليس بحق

2228 صحيح مسلم كتاب السلام باب تحريم الكهانة وإتيان الكهان