JINNS IN ISLAM:
Jinn are a spiritual species separate from Angels and Humans. Jinn are made from fire, angels from light and humans from clay.Belief in jinn is not included among the six articles of Islamic faith, as belief in angels is, however at least some Muslims believe it essential to the Islamic faith. Jinns are mentioned approximately 29 times in the Quran often together with humans, and surah 72 (Surah al-Jinn) of the Holy Quran is named after them .
Although they are as spirits invisible to human eyes, the jinn can see humans.Just like humans, the Jinn was created to uphold God’s commands and to serve Him alone.
The Jinn are beings created with free will, living on earth in a world parallel to mankind and are mostly found in ruins and unclean places like bathrooms, garbage dumps graveyards and dirty places. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us to take precautions when entering such places, by reciting the adhkaar (prayers) prescribed by Islam.
In many aspects of their world, the Jinns are very similar to humans, they eat, drink, marry, have children, die and also can choose to obey Allah (God) or to rebel. Their life span however, is far greater then humans and they can assume various forms. Because they have free will, some might turn out to be good and some might be evil. Their glance can adversely affect a person and they can also possess human beings. Such evil effects of the jinn can be undone by adhering to Al-Qur’an and the authentic statements of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The recitation of Surahs Al-Falaq, An-Naas, Al-Baqarah, and Ayat al-Kursi are some of the solutions prescribed by the Prophet and recorded in the authentic books of Hadith.
Like humankind, The Jinns will also be subject to a final reckoning by Allah (God) the Most High. They will be present with mankind on the Day of Judgment and will either go to Paradise or Hell.
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