Did the companions have Qareen appointed with them?
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
Saaiduna Abdullah Ibn Masuud Radiallhu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said; “There is no one among you but a companion from among the jinn has been assigned to him, and a companion among the angels.’ They said; ‘Even you, O Messenger of Allah?’ He said; ‘Even me but Allah helped me with him and he became Muslim and (or and I am safe from him), so he only enjoins me to do that which is good.” (Mishkatul Masaabeeh p.18 v.1)
There are some scholarly disputes as to the form of the word. Allamah Khattaabi has said that the word is “Fa Aslamu” (and I am safe from him) whilst Qadi Iyaad said that the word is “Fa Aslama” (and he became Muslim).
(Iman Nawawi Sharh Muslim p.157 v.17)
From the above we can deduce that besides the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam whose qareen became Muslim, the companions did have a qareen from the jinn appointed with them.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham.