is introduction to the Jinn ?
I have conducted a detailed study
on this subject by reviewing various items of work
and have also provided my own personal views alongside
them, where necessary. I am sure this work will
be of immense benefit to all our readers.
Quraanic View about the Jinn
has enlightened us on the subject of Jinn through
the seventy second (72nd) Surah Surah Al-Jinn, revealed
late in Makkah and various other aayaat in the Holy
Holy Quraan reveals that Jinn are created from
fire whereas the human beings are created from clay.
Although they are invisible to human eyes, the jinn
can see us. Like human beings they are also entrusted
with responsibilities (careers, family life, etc.).
They too will be rewarded for their righteousness
and will receive punishment for their wickedness.
created jinn and mankind only that they may worship
fears the standing before his Lord, for him there
are two paradises.
among us ( the Jinns ) there are the righteous folk
and among us there are far from that; we are sects
having different rules.
enlighten us further and some of these are quoted
Jinn have been given power to change their form and
appear in front of human beings in various forms;
such as an animal, a reptile, or even a human being.
In a hadith from Abu Saeed Khudri , it is believed
that a jinn came in the form of a gigantic serpent.
It is narrated that : -
sahabi , returning from the battle of Khandaq saw
his newly wed wife stood outside their house. He could
not bear this sight and got extremely angry . He pointed
the spear (at her), which he had in his hand , and
asked her for an explanation. She asked him to go
inside the house and see what was there before taking
any further action against her. She was obviously
scared by what she had seen. He entered the house
and saw a huge python. He (thought he) killed the
python but as he was returning, it suddenly attacked
him and it was not known which of the two had died
learning about the above incident, the Holy Prophet
remarked, Indeed you will find some inhabitants
within your household, so whenever you come across
any of these warn them three times, if they go away
it is alright otherwise you may kill them. The
serpent, it seems, was a jinn.
who is also from the family of Jinn, came in the form
of an old man on the day of Badr (the famous battle
in the year 2 A.H.). He tried to uplift the morals
of the kafir fighters but when he saw the army of
the angels descending to aid the Muslims, he could
not bear the sight of them and ran away.
It was the custom of Jahiliyyah to fear the Jinn.
Throughout their journey whenever the mushrikeen would
break the journey in a desert or in a jungle, They
would seek the refuge of the Jinns in that area. This
would encourage the Jinn to cause a lot of disturbance
and also increase their revolt.
Upon the advent of the Holy Prophet , many jinns accepted
the mission and message of the Holy Prophet . They
heard the Quraan read by the Noble Prophet while
performing Fajr salaah in Ukaz and they also began
to believe in the Prophet . As such, amongst the Jinns,
there too are different religions, groups, sects and
cults such as Christians, Jews, etc,. Among those
who call themselves Muslims there are sects like Ahle
Sunnah, Qadiani, Shiahs, etc,.
Human beings are superior to Jinns. The Jinns can
never harm human beings if tackled in the right manner.
When a jinn starts to like someone he follows him
or her around. If he does something extraordinary
and that person gets frightened, the Jinn will tease
him more but if he reacts in a brave manner, the Jinn
Mujahid, a student of Ibn Abbas says : -
Ibn Abbass death a shaytaan would constantly
appear before me in the form of Ibn Abbas whenever
I started salaah. This got so worse that at times
I was forced to break my salaah. So I decided to confront
him next time he appeared and so I hid a dagger in
my pocket and started salaah. When he came in front
of me, I took out the dagger and jumped on him. He
disappeared instantly and therafter he never came
Similarly, Hazrat Thanwi rahmatullahi alaihe has narrated
in the city of Kufa, in Iraq, a merchant arrived and
was searching for a rented accommodation. All the
properties were full and someone directed him to a
house which was empty and believed to be haunted.
He was so tired that he did not care and decided to
rent the property. When he was retiring to bed a huge
black jinn came in front of him. He immediately started
to recite the Ayatul Kursi. The jinn also
followed his recitation and when he read the words,
Wala yauduhu hifzuhuma (And
their ( the sky and the earth) safeguarding does not
burden him) the Jinn could not follow and stopped.
The person understood the consequences of the words
and recited the same words again and again until the
jinn faded away. The merchant went to sleep and in
the morning when he got up he saw the burnt ashes
in the place where the jinn appeared. He was burnt
by the power of Allah.
& Precautionary Measures
As mentioned above human beings are superior to Jinns
and as such can eliminate contact and any harm caused
by them, if we adopt the ways taught to us by our
Holy Prophet . These arse:-
Try not to stay Naa paak (in the state
of impurity) for a prolonged period.
Perform salaah five times daily;
Constant rememberance of Allah through zikr (the heart
of a zakir is alive whereas a non -zakirs heart
If confronted by a Jinn then recite Auzu billah ......;
Lahawla wa la quwwata..... and the last two chapters
of Qur'aan, Qul auzu birrabinas and Qul auzu birabil
Recite daily a few pages of Surah Baqara as shaytaan
does not have the ability to enter a room in which
Surah Baqara is read.