Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of haqila, muzabana, ‘araya, mukhabarat, mukhadhara, munabadha, mulamasa, the selling of pebble and other things that were declared forbidden
Hadith #19

ونهى صلى الله عليه وآله عن ذبائح الجن وذبائح الجن أن يشتري الدار أو يستخرج العين أو ما أشبه ذلك فيذبح له ذبيحة للطيرة. قال أبو عبيد: معناه أنهم كانوا يتطيرون إلى هذا الفعل مخافة إن لم يذبحوا أو يطعموا أن يصيبهم فيها شئ من الجن فأبطل النبي صلى الله عليه وآله هذا نهى عنه.

He, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, also forbade that which is slaughtered for the jinns. (The meaning of) That which is slaughtered for the jinns, is that one buys a house, extracts a core and the likes of that, and that one slaughters an (animal of) offering due to that in haste. Abu Ubaida said: Its meaning is that they used to haste to (perform) this act out of fear that if they do not slaughter or feed (from it), something would afflict them from the jinns. Hence, the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family.