Intro of Concept of Jinn in Islam
The word Jinn means something concealed or hidden. The world of unseen is important for us to know because many incidents in our lives can be correlated with that creature. Man has always been keen to know about these unseen creatures. This world is mysterious and urges man to explore it. However, the concept of jinn is well understood by Islam and the Holy Quran. The unseen creatures are created by Allah Almighty and to believe in them is the fundamental characteristic of Muslims.
At the beginning of Surah Baqarah.
“This is the book about there is no doubt. Guidance for those conscious of Allah who believe in unseen, establish prayer and spend out of what we have provided for them.”
As a Muslim we believe in unseen, the angles that cannot be seen .we have strong conviction in angles and the world of unseen. We also believe in Jinn. No doubt they are wicked and malicious. They exist all around us. You may say they have a lifestyle just like us. They can see us but we cannot see them.
Creation of Jinn
The jinn is created from the fire. They are fiery in nature. The Holy Prophet PBUH said,
The angels were created from light and the Jinn from smokeless fire. (Saheeh Muslim)
It means fire without smoke. Muhammad saw told us that the jinn is created before humans. As our essence comes from clay, water, and other elements, they are created from the smokeless fire means they have no ashes or something like that comes out of the fire.
Ibn Abbas commented that “The corner of flame that you have all the different red, green, blue all Bizarre colors very ending of fire the jinn are created from that.”
Types of the Jinn
There are two types of Jinn the Muslim jinn and the non-Muslim jinn. The non-Muslim jinn is also called as devils, the army of large jinn Satan. As they are followers of Satan. These non-Muslim jinns have nothing to do but leading astray the man from righteousness. They make people worship others besides Allah the most merciful. Those who have weak and fluctuating faith and don’t follow the right path may dig a pit for themselves.
Of course, a group of jinn became Muslim on listening to the recitation of the Holy Quran. They believe in one lord
As it is explained in the Holy Quran:
“Say o Muhammad saw it has been revealed to me that a group of jinn listened and said indeed we have heard a marvelous Quran. It guides us to righteousness so we have believed in it and we will never make partners with our lord”.(72;1-2)
They believe in one lord and like us they would be called at the day judgment and depending on their deeds they would be sent to heaven or hell. They worship Allah as in Quran:
“I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me”.
Abilities of the Jinn
The Jinn can fly and move around much more easily than ourselves. Allah Almighty has given them the powers and abilities for the reason. They eat, drink, marry and of course, they have children of them. They can take over the physical appearance of man, animals, trees, etc. But they can cover a large distance in a small-time because they can fly. They have more life span than the man. They also have the right to choose good or bad.
Occult activities of the jinn
The magicians, witchcraft and other pathetic evil-doers seek assistance from the jinn. They do so because they want to gain fame, worldly limelight and in return the jinn asks them to worship Satan and sell his soul to Satan that’s the plot that traps the prestidigitation and they turn their back to righteousness. It is also said that this is a kind of plan to make the army of dajjal as it is clear that what the organizations like Freemasons and Illuminati are doing.
Before the arrival of Hazrat Muhammad peace is upon Him there was a very common practice of fortune-telling. There were many fortune-tellers whose predictions were also true about the future. And of course, they did so with the aid of the jinn. But the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) outlaw that activity. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated that terrific bustle,
They the jinn would pass information back down until it reaches the lips of a magician or fortune teller. Sometimes a meteor overtakes them before they could pass it on if they pass it on before being struck they would add it a hundred lies.
Actually a companion jinn is always hanging around a man. And it is present with a man from cradle to grave and he knows everything about a man’s future. Actually that companion jinn Qareen is assigned to every human being. This is a jinn that whispers to our base desires and constantly tries to divert us from righteousness. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
“Every one of you has been assigned a companion from jinn. The companions asked even You O’ Messenger of Allah. And the Holy Prophet PBUH replied ;Even me except that God has helped me against him and he has become a Muslim now he only tells me to do good”.(Saheeh Muslim)
The fortune-tellers and magicians who tell everything true about a man seek help from that jinn. And the jinn goes to the lowest heaven and listens to the angles conversing about a person’s future that they hear from Allah almighty. Then he comes down the earth and tells the fortune-tellers about a person’s future. And in return fortune-tellers worship them. The purpose of the devil is to make man worship others than the Allah Almighty.
The example of it is present in Islamic articles where it is told that in previous days the drinking of milk by gods of Hindus was a matter to believe in for Hindus, of course, that was also a plot to lead astray the mankind from decency. Similarly men like Nostradamus were famous for their prediction They had claimed to have retrieved the ship on the Bermuda triangle and make the statue of liberty disappeared. These kinds of activities can be done unlawfully and hideously. They sold their souls to Satan.
Unfortunately these kinds of activities are also being done in Muslim countries. If we visit Morocco then at night the sky appears to be full of meteor shooting there from heavens that also reveals the truth that Muslim communities are also going to be part of that rubbish.
The Holy Prophet said about Muslim fortune tellers that:
“The prayer of one who approaches a fortune-teller and asks him about anything will not be accepted for forty days and nights .and whoever approaches a fortune-teller and believes in what he says has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad saw.”
The reason why the jinn enter into a human body
There are three reasons why the jinn enters into a human body.
- Inflicting harm upon the jinn
The first reason love as humans love each other some other creatures can also love them as it can be seen in some dramas jinn falls in love with a woman you may say. And mostly they love women so they should be properly dressed so that they may not become the prey of the jinn. Our sisters are also facing that problem these days. The jinn is desperate, he is stubborn in that case. When a person wakes up in the morning the jinn is watching him. So he must be vigilant. He must say Bismillah before taking to anybody so that he may connect himself with Allah Almighty.
Some jinn can also dislike a man for no reason.
Third, for some reason the jinn gets harm it may be due to pouring some hot water on the ground or something else like this that can be detrimental for the jinn and in this case it can harm his family. And he gets angry and tries to take the revenge on that person and enters into that person, urging him to kill himself as there are many true examples of the jinn possession like this.
Conditions for the entrance of the jinn
There are four conditions for jinn to enter into a man to possess him
- Extreme fear
- Extreme anger
- Excessive heedlessness
- A time when you are so much in your desire
The first one in excessive fear the jinn can enter into a human body when you are afraid of something it is the condition when a jinn can enter to possess a body.
The second one extreme anger is the condition when a person is more vulnerable to be possessed by the jinn.
The Holy Prophet PBUH also ordered us to avoid the anger and to control our rage to shun the possession of the devil. Muhammad PBUH said that in rage if you are sitting, stand up if you are standing, sit down to relocate the spot of the Satan in you. So that he may not possess you .is the way that Islam offers the remedy to our illness. The sweet and easy way to get rid of the evil eye. As in our wrath sometimes we go beyond our limits. And do what is considered a curse in our religion and we do something that is against the teachings of our Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
When a person is so much in a scene then that is the time when he may be possessed by the jinn.
Protection from the jinn
Prophet Muhammad saw said:
“Indeed Satan flees from the house in which Surah Al Baqarah is recited”.
Saying Bismillah in the name of Allah can also cause satan to run away. Before the beginning of a task a person should say Bismillah. So that he may not get involve the satan into that work. There are many Surah in the Holy Quran that can prevent a Muslim from the harm of satan.
“Say my Lord I seek refuge with you from whisperings suggestion s of satan devils And I seek refuge with you, my lord, lest they may attend come near me”.(Quran 23;97-98)
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