The Jinn

The Jinn

What Are The Jinn?

Allah has created at least two beings that have the freedom of choice: Mankind and Jinn.

Animals, birds, and other organisms do not have this freedom. They can only do what they were created to do. They can only obey Allah.

The angels do not have this freedom either. They were created to obey Allah also and cannot choose to disobey Him at all.

But the Jinn can choose to worship Allah or worship Iblis (Satan).

Perhaps I should give a brief explanation of what the Jinn are.

The word Jinn comes from the the Arabic word meaning hidden. This is because typically, the Jinn are invisible to human eyes.

The Jinn are a separate creation apart from mankind. They have their own world, with their own animals. They sort of live in a parallel universe from humans.

However, whereas humans cannot “cross over” or enter the world of the Jinn, the Jinn can, and often do, come into our world. In fact, the Jinn have heavy influence over human events.

Here are some things the Jinn can do that affect humans:

  • The most important thing they do is whisper to humans and influence us to do evil deeds. These Jinn are Shayateen (devils) and work for and with Iblis (Lucifer).
  • Consult with sorcerers to make black magic. Usually, the sorcerer will give something to the Jinn in return for the Jinn harming another individual.
  • Advise fortune tellers with secrets stolen from the heavens.

Before the prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh), the Jinn used to steal secrets from the heavens. They would then pass this information on to human fortune tellers who would then use this knowledge to gain power and influence over other humans.

However, after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came with the message of Islam, the angels now protect the heavens from the Jinn by hurling meteorites at them.

And we have sought to reach the heaven; but found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires.

And verily, we used to sit there in stations, to (steal) a hearing, but any who listens now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.

Chapter 72; verse 8-9

However, many Jinn still have the secrets they stole before Islam. They give this information to fortune tellers who then mix it with lies and tricks to fool gullible humans.

Now, let’s take a look at some basic, yet important, facts about the Jinn.

Some Jinn Are Muslim

And among us are Muslims, and among us are the unjust. And whoever has become Muslim – those have sought out the right course.

Chapter 72; Verse 14

As mentiond earlier, the jinn have free will like humans. Therefore, they have the option to choose any religion or faith they want. Just like humans.

So, some Jinn are Muslim, some are Christian, and some are Jewish.

Just like humans.

And there are some Jinn that work for, and worship, Iblis (Lucifer).

Just like humans.

They Were Created From Smokeless Fire

And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.

Chapter 15; verse 27

Allah mentions three intelligent creations in His book. He also tells us what they were created from.

  • Angels – Created from light.
  • Mankind – Created from clay.
  • Jinn – Created from fire.

Aisha reported that Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: The Angels were born our of light, and the Jinn were born out of the spark of fire, and Adam was born as he has been defined for you (i.e. out of clay).

Sahih Muslim

The fact that they are created from fire is well established in the Quran.

And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.

Chapter 15; verse 27.

This verse also proves that Iblis, also known as Satan or Lucifer, is also a jinni. He is not a “fallen angel” as other faiths assert. Remember, the Angels cannot disobey Allah so there is no way any of them would have refused to bow down to Prophet Adam (AS).

(Allah) said, “O Iblis, what prevented you from prostrating to that which I created with My hands? Were you arrogant, or were you among the haughty?”

He said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.”

Chapter 38; Verses 75-76.

Even more direct proof that Iblis was a jinni is in the following verse:

And when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblis. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord.

Chapter 18; verse 50.

The Jinn Have Amazing Powers

The jinn are not like us humans. They have abilities and powers well beyond anything a man can do. For instance, when Prophet Sulayman (Solomon, pbuh) wanted to bring Queen Bilquis’ throne to his palace as proof of the authority and power that Allah had given him:

A powerful one from among the jinn said, “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place, and indeed, I am for this strong and trustworthy.”

Chapter 27; verse 39.

This powerful jinni (known as an ifreet) was going to bring the Queen’s throne all the way from Yemen to Jerusalem in an instant. some Jinn can fly and others can take the form of certain animals.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The jinn are of three types: a types that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.


The Jinn Are Used In Sorcery

There are many people who practice sorcery and use the Jinn in this endeavor. They may get the Jinn to hurt others or they may use the Jinn for protection.

And there were men from mankind who sought refuge in men from the jinn, so they increased them in burden.

Chapter 72; verse 6.

You must understand that the Jinn can harm you. They have been known to cause serious harm to people. However, they can only harm by the leave of Allah, so it is imperative that we seek His help and put our trust in Him.

Lo! Conspiracy is only of the devil, that he may vex those who believe; but he can harm them not at all unless by Allah’s leave. In Allah let believers put their trust.

Chapter 58; verse 10.

There are some forms of black magic practiced by the People of the Book. They say this magic (Kabalah) was taught by Prophet Sulayman (pbuh). However, Allah confirms that this was actually taught to them by devils.

It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut.

Chapter 2; verse 102.

To protect yourself from sorcery or black magic, recite Surah Al-Falaq.

To protect yourself from the whispers of the devils (jinn), recite Surah Al-Naas.

The most important thing is to put your trust in Allah.

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22 Responses to The Jinn

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    • This is Shirk (associating partners with Allah). Zubair is a Muslim name so I assume you are Muslim or come from an Islamic background.

      I encourage you to repent and ask Allah for forgiveness. No one has the power to heal or protect or reward and benefit except Allah. What you’re saying is that you have powers that only Allah has. You don’t even attribute your gifts to Allah like the Prophets did (and you’re definitely not a prophet).

      You just say “I can do this..” and “I can do that…”

      I removed your email address because I don’t want anyone from my blog to contact you. But I allowed your comment so others would have the chance to learn from this.

      For anyone reading this comment, there are authentic duas from the Quran and Sunnah for just about any problem you may have. Don’t believe in people like Zubair here who say they can do such and such for you. Believing in them may put you in transgression of Allah’s laws and might doom you in the next life.

      If you need help with anything, may dua to Allah, improve your worship and your behavior, and increase your devotion to Allah. You can even ask others to make dua for you.

      But don’t go to anyone like this expecting them to benefit you.

      May Allah forgive us all.

  2. Assalaamoe alaykoem wa raghmah toellaa hie wa barakatoe I agree with Abu Ibrahim. Well said if I may say so. We should actually make duah for our brother Zubair if that is his name or if he is a Muslim. Allah guide those who want to be guided. Just want to say, When you are tired and discouraged
    From fruitless effort اللَّهُ knows how hard you have tried.

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    Are confused or frustrated, اللَّهُ has the answer.

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  3. Salam walikum, I am a convert to Islsm for 4 yrs now. My question is: they are many people christian, includeding my family who say that they seen they dead father, uncle, mother ect… they even said they saw them and told them to do some business they didn’t finish when they were alive. I just want to know if jinn can do such things??? thank u.
    Salam walikum.

  4. Assalamu Alaikum Wa’Rahmatulla
    well am so happy to found this wonderful page talking about what is bordering us in this days may Allah reward these who put there effort to help with Al’janna

  5. Assalamu alaikum please i have problem in getting marriage am 30years now. Have been going for ruqya for almost 5years now but still nothing changes. All the imams told me i am possessed i have been praying day in day out but still. Am very confused and am missing my faith please help me.

    • Salwa,

      I am not a scholar, but I do know that loud recitation of Surah baqarah in your house can be useful. Also recite the azan in your house frequently. Remove pictures of living things/humans/dolls etc. The jinni are attracted to such objects. Pray 5 times and day and also try to recite Surah Safaat.

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  6. Asalam oulium,
    brother Abu Ibrahim you delete my topic, i m sorry if i i did anything again your blog policy allah yaghfir lana jamian. my topic was for seeking hepls from any brother , my whole family is suffering from sihr …..have a mercy .. allah yahdina ila tariq almustakim.
    Aslam oulaium

  7. Can a Jinn help a Islamic religious person in a good, religious but with some powerful way – so as not to do harm to anyone or to our religious mentality? I wish Zubair had said that he gained some special power to help others trying to solve their problems, albeit, with the grace and kindness of Almighty Allah … is this even a fair statement? Am I just being an idiot from Islamic religious perspective?

    • It is possible, but unlikely. Generally speaking (and Allah knows best) it is forbidden for human and jinn to interact, and that may be because of the potential danger to human society.

      But just to answer your question, it seems possible to receive some good from jinn interaction, but the potential harm outweighs the good.

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