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    The World of the JINN

    The World of the Jinn

    Throughout history man has always had a deep attraction for the supernatural and
    the unseen. The existence of a world parallel to our own has always fascinated
    people. This world is commonly referred to as the spirit world, and almost every
    Sets of people have some concept of one. With some people, these spirits are no
    more then the souls of dead people- or ghosts. With others, spirits are either
    the forces of good or the forces of evil - both battling against one another to
    gain influence over humanity. However, both of these explanations are more in
    tune with folk tales and fantasy. The true explanation of such a world comes
    from Islam. Like every other way, Islam also claims to explain this realm of the
    unseen. It is from this realm that Islam explains to us about the world of the
    Jinn. The Islamic explanation of the Jinn provides us with so many answers to
    modem day mysteries. Without the knowledge of this world, the Muslims would
    become like the non-Muslims and be running around looking for any old answer to
    come their way. So, who or what are the Jinn?
    The Jinn are beings created with free will, living on earth in a world parallel
    to mankind. The Arabic word Jinn is from the verb 'Janna' which means to hide or
    conceal. Thus, they are physically invisible from man as their description
    suggests. This invisibility is one of the reasons why some people have denied
    their existence. However, (as will be seen) the affect which the world of the
    Jinn has upon our world, is enough to refute this modern denial of one of
    Allah's creation. The origins of the Jinn can be traced from the Qur'an and the
    Sunnah. Allah says:
    "Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the
    Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire"
    (Surah Al-Hijr 15:26-27)
    Thus the Jinn were created before man. As for their physical origin, then the
    Prophet (saws) has confirmed the above verse when he said: "The Angels were
    created from light and the Jinn from smokeless fire" [1]. It is this description
    of the Jinn which tells us so much about them. Because they were created from
    fire, their nature has generally been fiery and thus their relationship with man
    has been built upon this. Like humans, they too are required to worship Allah
    and follow Islam. Their purpose in life is exactly the same as ours, as Allah
    "I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me"
    (Surah Ad-Dairyman 51:56)
    Jinns can thus be Muslims or non-Muslims. However, due to their fiery nature the
    majority of them are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Jinns form a part of the
    army of the most famous Jinn, Iblis- the Shaytan[2]. Consequently, these
    disbelieving Jinns are also called Shaytans (devils). As for the Jinns who
    become Muslims, then the first of them did so in the time of the Prophet (saws)
    when a group of them were amazed by the recitation of the Qur'an. Allah orders
    the Prophet to tell the people of this event:
    "Say (O' Muhammed): It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened
    and said; 'Indeed we have heard a marvellous Qur'an. It guides unto
    righteousness so we have believed in it, and we will never make partners with
    our lord'"
    (Surah Al-Jinn 72:1-2)
    In many aspects of their world, the Jinn are very similar to us. They eat and
    drink, they marry, have children and they die. The life span however, is far
    greater then ours. Like us, they will also be subject to a Final Reckoning by
    Allah the Most High. They will be present with mankind on the Day of Judgement
    and will either go to Paradise or Hell.
    That which clearly distinguishes the Jinn from mankind, are their powers and
    abilities. Allah has given them these powers as a test for them. If they oppress
    others with them, then they will be held accountable. By knowing of their
    powers, we can often make sense of much of the mysteries which go on around us.
    One of the powers of the Jinn, is that they are able to take on any physical
    form they like. Thus, they can appear as humans, animals trees and anything
    else. Over the last few years the interest in the subject of aliens and UFO's
    has become heightened. Programmes such as the X-files and the Outer limits have
    increased the popularity of the theory that aliens exist. Thousands of people
    have sighted strange looking creatures all over the world. These sightings
    however, have still not proven substantially that aliens exist. Rather - and it
    seems more plausible all the sightings of such creatures were just Jinns
    parading in different forms. So the next time you see something that looks like
    E.T, its most probably just a wicked Jinn trying to scare and confuse you!
    The ability to possess and take over the minds and bodies of other creatures is
    also a power which the Jinn have utilised greatly over the centuries. This
    however, is something which has been prohibited to them as it is a great
    oppression to possess another being. Human possession is something which has
    always brought about great attention. But the true knowledge of this subject is
    rare amongst the people. Over the last 3 decades the subject of possession has
    become very commercialised. During the 70's films such as The Exorcist and
    Rosemary's Baby were used to educate people about possession. However, because
    such institutions (the film industry) were heavily influenced by Christianity,
    knowledge of the subject was non-existent. Rather then educate people about Jinn
    possession, films such as The Exorcist just tended to scare the living daylights
    out of us![3] Only through Islam can we understand such a phenomena. We know as
    Muslims, that Jinns possess people for many reasons. Sometimes it is because the
    Jinn or its family has been hurt accidentally. It could be because the Jinn has
    fallen in love with the person. However, most of the time possession occurs
    because the Jinn is simply malicious and wicked. For this reason we have been
    told by the Prophet (saws) not to loiter in those places where the Jinns reside,
    e.g. graveyards, ruins, deserts, market places etc. We have also been commanded
    to recite the Qur'an frequently in our houses as the Prophet (saws) said:
    "Indeed, the shaytan flees from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah (the 2nd
    chapter of the Qur'an) is recited" [4].
    If a person does become possessed, then the name of Allah has to be used in
    expelling the Jinn. If we look at the practice of the Prophet and his
    companions, we find many duas (supplications) to exorcise the Jinn. All these
    duas invoke Allah to help the possessed person. How contrary this is to many
    modern-day exorcists. Many exorcists, Muslim and non-Muslim, often invoke the
    names of others besides Allah to exorcise the Jinn[5]. When the Jinn does leave,
    these people believe that their way was successful. However, this is a ploy of
    the Jinn, as it knows that if it obeys the exorcist, then it has succeeded in
    making him worship others besides Allah i.e. commit shirk. The Jinn often
    returns when the exorcist leaves, as it knows that nothing except the words of
    Allah can stop it from oppressing others.
    It is not only humans which are possessed, but also animals, trees and other
    objects. By doing this, the evil Jinn hope to make people worship others besides
    Allah. The possession of idols is one way to do this. Not so long ago the
    world-wide phenomenon of Hindu idols drinking milk, shocked the world. From
    Bombay to London, Delhi to California, countless idols were lapping up milk.
    Ganesh[6] the elephant god, Hanuman the monkey god and even Shiva lingam, the
    male private organ(!), all seemed to guzzle down the milk as if there was no
    tomorrow! Unfortunately people were taken in by this (including Muslims) and
    many flocked to feed (?) the Hindu gods. Anyone who knows about Jinn possession,
    will undoubtedly know that this is a classic attempt to make people commit
    shirk. And it worked, as many people started to worship these lifeless pieces of
    wood and marble. Anyone with half a brain would say to themselves, 'why on earth
    does a god need to be fed?!! Surely if Ganesh, Hanuman or Shiva were divine then
    they wouldn't need feeding?' However, such common sense seemed to be lacking as
    the Jinns played havoc with these gullible people.
    The Occult
    Through their powers of flying and invisibility, the Jinn are the chief
    component in occult activities. Voodoo, Black magic, Poltergeists, Witchcraft
    and Mediums can all be explained through the world of the Jinn. Likewise, so can
    the illusions and feats of magicians. Because the Jinn can traverse huge
    distances over a matter of seconds, their value to magicians is great. In return
    for helping them in their magic, the Jinns often ask for the magicians to sell
    their souls to them and even to Iblis. Thus the magicians take the Jinn and
    Iblis as lords besides Allah. In our day, some of the feats performed by
    magicians and entertainers are without doubt from the assistance of the Jinn.
    Making the Statue of Liberty disappear, flying across the Grand Canyon and
    retrieving a ship from the Bermuda Triangle[7], have all been done by the Jewish
    magician David Copperfield. There is NO way that a man could do such things
    without the assistance of the Jinn. It would not be surprising therefore, if
    David Copperfield had sold his soul to Iblis himself. Because of their
    involvement with the Jinn, and its result in shirk, the Prophet (saws) said:
    "The prescribed punishment for the magician is that he be executed by the sword"
    [8]. Some may argue that this is barbaric, but if, the likes of David
    Copperfield truly had powers, then they could just put their heads back on
    One of the most frequent activities associated with the Jinn, is fortune
    telling. Before the advent of the Prophet (saws) fortune-tellers and soothsayers
    were wide spread. These people would use their associates from the Jinn to find
    out about the future. The Jinns would go to the lowest heaven and listen to the
    Angels conversing amongst themselves about events of the Future which they heard
    from Allah. The Jinns would then inform the fortune-tellers. This is why before
    the time of the Prophet (saws) many fortune-tellers were very accurate in their
    predictions. However, upon the Prophet's arrival the heavens were guarded
    intensely by the Angels, and any Jinn who tried to listen was attacked by
    meteors (shooting stars):
    "And We have guarded it (the heavens) from every accursed devil, except one
    who is able to snatch a hearing and he is pursued by a brightly burning flame"
    (Surah Al-Hijr 15:18)
    The Prophet (saws) also said: "They (the Jinn) would pass the information back
    down until it reaches the lips of a magician or forrtune-teller Sometimes a
    meteor would overtake them before they could pass it on. If they passed it on
    before being struck, they would add to it a hundred lies" [9]. Thus, it is clear
    from this as to how fortune-tellers get predictions of the future right. It is
    also evident as to why they get so many wrong. Men like Nostradamus[10] are an
    example, as some of his predictions of the future were correct whilst many were
    completely wrong. Unfortunately, the amount of fortune telling which occurs
    amongst the Muslims is also increasing. By visiting Muslim lands such as
    Morocco, one is able to see as to how much inter Jinn-fortune-teller activity
    there really is. If you look up at the sky on a clear night in Morocco, you will
    see the heavens ablaze with shooting stars! A clear display of the devils being
    chased away from the heavens.
    Fortune-tellers also operate through the Qareen. The Qareen is the Jinn
    companion which is assigned to every human being. It is this Jinn which whispers
    to our base desires and constantly tries to divert us from righteousness. The
    Prophet (saws) said: "Everyone of you has been assigned a companion from the
    Jinn. The companions asked: Even you O' Messenger of Allah? And the Prophet
    replied: Even me, except that Allah has helped me against him and he has
    submitted. Now he only tells me to do good" [11]. Because the Qareen is with a
    person all his life, it knows all that has happened to the person from the
    cradle to the grave. By making contact with the Qareen, the fortune-teller is
    thus able to make out that it is he who knows about the person. He looks in his
    crystal ball or the palm of a person and proceeds to amaze him with knowledge
    which no one else knows[12]. The severity of going to a fortune-teller is such
    that the Prophet (saws) said: "The prayer of one who approaches a fortune-teller
    and asks him about anything, will not be accepted for forty days or nights" [13]
    and: "Whosoever approaches a fortune-teller and believes in what he says, has
    disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammed" [14]
    The effects of the Jinn are not just limited to fortune-tellers. Other
    activities such as oujia boards and seances, which are used to contact the dead,
    are manipulated by the Jinn. 'Are you there Charlie? Speak to us Charlie!!' are
    the sort of words spoken by anxious relatives (names are obviously different!)
    seeking to make contact with their loved ones. And it is when the Jinn starts to
    talk and communicate as 'Charlie', that the people are truly fooled[15].
    One of the biggest manipulations of the Jinn is through visions. Through these
    visions the Jinns are more likely to lead people away from the worship of Allah
    then any other way. When a person sees a vision in front of his eyes it is
    something which is very hard to explain away. Only by having knowledge of the
    world of the Jinn and conviction in Allah, can a person fight such a trial. The
    countless numbers of visions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary over the
    centuries has been a popular choice for the devils. It almost seems as if
    leading Christians astray is the most easiest trick for the Jinns! Not only are
    Christians fooled by these visions, but often the Jinns possess and begin to
    talk from their voices. To the Christians this is known as the tongues of the
    Angels and thus a proof for their faith. However, the amount of unintelligible
    nonsense and rubbish which is heard is a clear proof that this is in fact the
    tongues of the devils! For other people, visions of their parents or relatives
    are commonplace. By taking on the form of peoples parents, the Jinns can
    convince people that the souls of dead people still mix with the people of the
    earth. This is why so many people believe in ghosts.
    The onslaught of satanic visions has also hit the Muslims. Many Muslims claim to
    have seen visions of the Prophet Muhammed (saws) and even Allah! By doing this,
    Shaytan is able to lead astray the weak Muslims. Through such visions, Muslims
    are often told that the commands of Islam are not applicable to them. The Jinns
    tell them that Prayer, Fasting, Hajj etc. are not obligatory for them. It is a
    great deception and unfortunately one which has been very effective. The extent
    of satanic visions still continues to this day. The recent death of Diana
    Princess of Wales sparked off great love and adoration for this woman. In fact
    the grief of the British people was such, that it was as if Diana was something
    divine. No sooner had the mourning of Diana reached its peak, that visions of
    her were already being seen at Hampton Court Palace! If these visions did occur,
    the desire of Iblis and his army of Jinn to capitalise on this event, was
    evident. Such visions are clear attempts by Iblis to lead mankind away from the
    path of Allah [16].
    The world of the Jinn is one which is both sinister and intriguing. By knowing
    of this world we can explain many of the mysteries and issues which bother us.
    By doing this we can avoid the extremes which the people have gone to; nothing
    being more extreme then worshipping others besides Allah. By learning the
    Tawheed of Allah, we defend ourselves from these hidden allies of Iblis:
    "Indeed he (Iblis) and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot
    see them"
    (Surah Al-A'raf 7:27)
    Maybe there is a Jinn sitting in the corner of your room right now, or even one
    behind you. If so, then how will you deal with this creation of Allah? Learn
    Islam properly and you will be able to deal with all of Allah's creation - and
    not just the Jinn. By becoming true Muslims and followers of Islam, the fear of
    Iblis, Jinns and anything else will leave us - nothing will touch the Believer
    unless Allah wills.

    1 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol. 4, p.1540, No.7134
    2 It must be remembered that Iblis is a Jinn and not an Angel. The concept of
    the Devil being a fallen Angel is from Christianity and not Islam.
    3 In fact when The Exorcist was first shown on cinema, it was so scary that many
    people fainted and one even died!
    4 Authentic - Reported by Tirmidhee
    5 Whilst Christians invoke the name of Jesus, many Muslims invoke the name of
    pious Muslim saints! The rituals which are conducted by many Muslims are more
    akin to voodoo then the exorcism practised by the Prophet and his companions!!
    6 Ganesh, the elephant headed deity, seemed to be the biggest drinker! In fact
    it didn't just stop at milk. At the time of these occurrences, a woman in India
    decided to see if Ganesh would drink anything else - so she offered him
    whiskey!! And Lo and behold Ganesh drank the Whiskey!!! Suffice to say, the
    woman was kicked out of India.
    7 The ship which was recovered was more then 50 years old. It subsequently
    caught alight and was conveniently destroyed.
    8 Authentic - Reported by Tirmidhee
    9 Reported by Bukhari - Eng. Trans. Vol.7, p.439, No.657
    10 Michel de Nostradamus was a famous French soothsayer of the 16th century.
    11 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1472, No.6757
    12 The classic example of how fortune tellers can be wrong is the case of Diana,
    Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. Both went to see a fortune teller who told
    Diana that she would live a long and happy life. A few weeks later, on August
    31st 1997, Diana and Dodi Fayed were dead. After this the fortune tellers flew
    for cover, as their evil art showed its decadence.
    13 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1211, No.5540
    14 Authentic - Reported by Ahmed
    15 Ouija boards are so misleading, that people have even managed to get in touch
    with the spirit of Jack the Ripper!!
    16 An informative book on the world of the Jinn is Ibn Taymeeyah's Essay on the
    Jinn translated by Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips.



      is this from the book "the world of the jinns and the devils"

      or could you provide a link to where you got this from.. thanks