Question 353: Most people think that terebinth and lotus trees are haunted by Jinn. They say that as soon as a person cuts any of these trees, he gets possessed by Jinn or suffers a physical injury. Is it permissible to believe in this? Does this belief lead to Shirk (Associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)? How could we interpret the case of those people who suffered this?
Answer: The Jinn have no specific trees or place to inhabit. A Muslim should remember Allaah (Exalted be He) frequently and seek refuge with the most perfect words of Allaah (Exalted be He) against the evil of the wicked creatures to protect himself from Jinn and other things... read more here.