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The Unseen and the Mysterious: The Jinn

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I'm here to share some of my research and thoughts on subjects that interest me, especially religion, Islam, and the paranormal.

After countless hours of watching clips on YouTube, reading articles on the Internet, studying the Quran and Hadīth (teachings of the Prophet Muhammad), and going through non-Muslim forums, I've finally gathered my thoughts about the jinn (djinn).

In order for you to get the whole picture about this mysterious entity, I will have to first take you through some history and characteristics of the jinn. I will then explain several phenomena around the world to which this being has been linked.

The evil jinn

The evil jinn

The Jinn

The word jinn (djinn) is an Arabic word meaning “to hide” or “hidden." The jinn are hidden from our sight and are considered to be spiritual beings similar to angels.

These beings are mentioned mainly in Islam but also have some links to Christianity and the prophet Solomon.

Jinnī (Genie), is the singular form of jinn. According to a translation of the Quran by Mufti Taqi Usmani, the father of the jinn is called Jānn, just as the father of mankind is Adam. Jānn was said to be created from a substance that was as blazing as fire, but subtle as wind.

from a fire of scorching wind”

— [Quran 15:27]

The earliest book that talks about the jinn is the Quran (1400 years old), and they are mentioned approximately 28 times. Jinn stories can be found in the book called One Thousand and One Nights, which is a collection of folk tales compiled in Arabic. The English version is known as Arabian Nights.

from a smokeless flame of fire”

— [Quran 55:15]

Some History

Suleimān (King Solomon—son of David) was a prophet of ancient Israel. He was bestowed with special powers or gifts by God, including wisdom in his youth, talking to birds, and having control over the jinn. He was also known to be a great preacher.

In the Quran, Prophet Suleiman talks to the jinn and people, telling them to bring the throne of the Queen of Saba' (Sheba—some say Sheba is Yemen).

Chapter 27 Verses 38-40 Translation: Yusuf Ali

Said an Ifrit of the Jinns: "I will bring it to thee before thou rise from thy Council: indeed I have full strength for the purpose, and may be trusted." (39)

The main thing to be noted here is the travelling speed of the jinni.

According to the Quran, humans and jinn will both face the day of Judgement and be punished or rewarded according to their deeds (i.e. both have free will).

A jinnī called Iblis used his free will and refused to bow to Adam. He was therefore expelled from the heavens and declared Saytān (Satan), meaning “the opposer." In the Quran, Allah says "He is of the Jinn." The throne of Iblis is said to be over water.

It is still not clearly understood whether jinn are angels, a tribe of angels, or a separate entity altogether; I will leave that for the scholars to decide.

Fortune Telling

Fortune telling was a common practice before, during, and after the time of the prophet Muhammad. The fortune tellers before the time of the Prophet Muhammad were very accurate. The reason for the fortune teller’s great accuracy was that the gates to the heavens were open to the jinn. The jinn used to listen to the commands of the Almighty and relay the message to the fortune teller. During the time of the Prophet Muhammad, new barriers established to distance the jinn from the truth. Therefore, the accuracy in fortune telling went downhill.

Every human is believed to have one angel and one jinni with them at all times. The angel is there to note everything you do and to write down all your deeds in a book attached to your neck. They also report your daily and nightly deeds to God. The jinni is there to lead you astray. When a person dies, the jinni is relieved of its duty and is free until it dies to roam the earth and cause more mischief.

The lifespan of the jinni is not known clearly. Some say they live for 1000 years, others say up to 8000 years.

Types of Jinn

Some people believe there are tribes, and not types, of jinn. I found more logical sense in the types rather than tribes during my research, therefore will stick to the types of jinn in this article.

There are four types of jinn:

  1. Sílā
  2. Ghūl
  3. Ifrīt
  4. Mārid

Note: If there had to be only one type of jinn out of these four, then it would be the Ifrīt. There could also be Ranks among the jinn instead of types. The Ifrīt are mentioned in some Quran translations and the Hadīth.

The Sílā

The sílā are believed to be female. They are a rare, and it is not known where they reside. They are reserved, secretive, independent, and are excellent shapeshifters. Sílā can manipulate circumstances around you, but this is only an illusion you are seeing. This ability makes them great in the art of manipulating others for a short time. They are believed to be the most intelligent of the jinn, and they can also become a human’s companion. Some people confuse the sílā with the Ghūl because it is difficult to differentiate between them (Non-Muslim Forum).

The Ghūl (English Ghoul)

The Ghūl are believed to be female, and they inhabit burial grounds and other deserted places. They are evil jinn and are said to be the offspring of Iblīs (Saytān). They are also shapeshifters but can be recognized by their unchangeable sign—the ass’s hooves.

“A ghūl stalked the desert, often in the guise of an attractive woman, trying to distract travellers, and, when successful, killed and ate them. The sole defence that one had against a ghūl was to strike it dead in one blow; a second blow would only bring it back to life again” (Britannica Encyclopaedia Online).

One thing to note here is that the throne of Iblis is in the waters, yet the offspring (Ghūl) inhabit burial grounds and deserted places. The throne part is from the Hadīth which are more reliable sources than the internet. So, if any of the two statements are wrong, it would be the ghūl inhabiting burial grounds and deserted places.

The Ifrīt (Afreet)

Ifrīt means “rebellious." They can be male (Ifrīt) or female (Ifrītah). Like humans, they have good and bad ones between them but are depicted as being wicked and ruthless. They inhabit the underground and ruins. Ifrīts have a structured society complete with kings, tribes, and clans. They are known to have enormous wings and look like they are made out of smoke. They are susceptible to magic, which humans can use to kill, capture, and enslave them.

An Ifrīt can be a believer or unbeliever, and have the same belief system as humans (i.e. Jews, Christians, Muslim, Atheist, Sikh, Hindu, and Buddhist). It is difficult to differentiate between an Ifrīt and a Mārid as they have very similar characteristics (Britannica Encyclopaedia Online).

The Mārid

Mārid are described as the most powerful type of jinn; they have great powers and inhabit the oceans, seas, and open waters. They are the most arrogant and proud of all the jinn types. They do grant wishes to humans, but it requires some kind of battle, ritual, imprisonment, or flattery (Britannica Encyclopaedia Online).

Note: I would have assumed the Mārid to be the offsprings of Iblis (Saytan), since they inhabit similar regions and are the most powerful.


The term Hadīth (plural: hadīth, or ahadīth) in Islām is a body of Authentic literature that comprises the sayings, teachings, behaviours, and characteristics of the last messenger of God—Prophet Muhammad.

The Hadīth is a key source of information for Muslims who try to emulate the character and apply the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad in their everyday lives.

There are over 50 Hadīth that talk about the jinn, and I would like to share three with you.

Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 8 :: Hadīth 450

Narrated by Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Last night a big demon (afreet) from the jinns came to me and wanted to interrupt my prayers (or said something similar) but Allah enabled me to overpower him. I wanted to fasten him to one of the pillars of the mosque so that all of you could See him in the morning but I remembered the statement of my brother Solomon (as stated in Quran): My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to anybody after me (38.35)." The sub-narrator Rauh said, "He (the demon) was dismissed humiliated."

Notes Regarding the Passage Above

  • Afreet is a different spelling of Ifrīt.
  • Aisha was the wife of Prophet Muhammad.
  • Abu Huraira and Jabir bin 'Abdullah were companions of Prophet Muhammad.

Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 54 :: Hadīth 533

Narrated by Jabir bin 'Abdullah:

The Prophet said, "Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house." Ata said, "The devils." (Instead of the jinns).

Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 71 :: Hadīth 657

Narrated by Aisha:

Some people asked Allah's Apostle about the foretellers. He said, "They are nothing" They said, "O Allah's Apostle! Sometimes they tell us of a thing which turns out to be true." Allah's Apostle said, "A jinn snatches that true word and pours it into the ear of his friend (the foreteller) as one puts something into a bottle. The foreteller then mixes with that word one hundred lies."

Can They Be Enslaved or Captured?

The straightforward answer is yes, they can.

On some non-Muslims forums, I’ve read about people even creating a family of jinn and spirits for themselves and being light, dark, and grey. One important aspect to remember is that, if the jinn have free will like humans, then they will not always be telling the truth. If they are evil jinn, they will become whatever you want them to be to drive you astray.

The Islamic scholars say they are the unseen and cannot be seen yet many non-Muslims claim they have seen them. One possibility could be that they cannot be seen in their actual state but can be seen if they modify their state.

In order to capture them, you need to have a vessel of some kind with a precious stone in it that is liked by the jinn. There is some kind of welcoming ritual involved where you raise the vessel in a tea light and introduce yourself to them and welcome them. You then also ask them to protect and guide you and to stay with you in the vessel until you die. Some other wordings are involved to start creating a bond between the human and the jinn.

In other cases, you do not welcome them but you must have an article that belongs to that particular jinni. If the jinni is unwilling to be bound, then the person and the jinn engage in a battle of mind games/riddles in order to obtain the other's true name. The games are said to be long and dangerous and the winner can choose to enslave or kill the other.

For Believers in God

It is not advisable to take this route as in some cases you have to start calling them your Protector and are asking them for guidance. Only God is the Protector and the one who provides Guidance. I believe this is a trap for the believer as they start associating something else with God.


Phenomena Associated With the Jinn

Visions of the Dead

Everyone has a jinni attached to them in this world, and when the person dies their jinni is released. This jinni knows the shape of your close relative who has passed away. The jinni can come in the shape of your family member and talk to you. There could be good intentions of the jinni as well as bad. For some people, it helps get over the sorrow of losing a loved one, knowing they are well and safe. Since the jinni has lived with the relative all their lives the jinni will know everything about the person and can speak about memories and everything.

Shadow People

A jinni can form the shape of a shadow and stand on top of you or on the side of your bed. It just stands and watches people. I have no idea why it stares at the person and even lets them see that someone is watching them, but I will assume that they might want their presence to be recognized by the specific person who sees the jinni. The reason I say a specific person is because it has happened to a friend of mine. He saw the shadow standing on top of him, but when he woke his family member up to show her, she could not see anything.

Sleep Paralysis

I’ve been through sleep paralysis, and it feels like someone is grabbing hold of you and you cannot move at all. I believe it’s caused by a jinni who is either giving you a hug because it is obsessed with you or by a jinni who is angry with you and is giving you a warning. Your bed could be in the jinni's everyday path and since you’re blocking the route the jinni gets frustrated and makes sure you know something you’ve done is wrong. Some might just do it for the fun of scaring the daylights out of the person.

Appear in the Form of Saints

There are a number of stories where people see a pious person or a saint who says to the person in their dream that all your sins are forgiven and you no longer need to pray. People fall for these kinds of dreams or visions and quit their prayers. This is obviously a bad jinni doing a good job in the eyes of Satan.

Fortune Tellers

They will look at you for a second or two and then tell you something correct and secretive about your past. How does that work? The fortune teller has an enslaved jinni. He then makes the jinni ask your jinni about your life, and the information is relayed to the fortune teller. This is how they know things about you. Once they have built your trust that they know what no one knows, then they start telling you false information about your future.

Black Magic

Powerful jinn are used in black magic, probably the Mārid. It is believed that there is some sort of contract between the jinn and the practitioner of black magic. Contracts could include sacrifice of animals or even a disrespectful act such as urinating on religious scriptures. These jinn are sent by the practitioner to possess you. They cause aches and pains as well as diseases that cannot be diagnosed by doctors. If the black magic is strong enough, it can even take your life.

Black magic also causes stoppages in an individual's daily errands and makes the affected person’s life really difficult. Some people would not be able to get married no matter how hard they try because, at the end of the day, something goes wrong. Some people might suffer financially. Some people would have to try a couple of times to get a single task completed. All these are variations in black magic.

In black magic (as far as I’ve heard), people are used as vessels for travel. I have no idea how it works and why a black magician would need a vessel, but the person performing black magic would be using the jinn. I also know that some UFO aircraft sightings have been military undercover projects; for some reason, if there is a large object in the sky, the governments never attack it for being in their air space.

Aliens and Abductions

Once again—the jinn. I recently saw a movie called The Fourth Kind, where people were being abducted in Nome, Alaska. The lady in the movie saw black shadows that dragged her out of bed while she was asleep. They may have done experiments on her, but she never remembered anything until she heard a recording. The beings were possessing people in Nome and also claimed that it was God. The possessed people were either severely injured or killed after the message of the being had been relayed. The original footage is also shown in the movie, but whenever the jinn arrived or wanted to show themselves the visual recording and audio became scrambled.


Similar to black magic, we have magicians who use the jinn to entertain people. I know most magicians are actually very good illusionists, but some who do great stunts in front of a 3D crowd have some jinn under their sleeves.


I’ve only seen psychics in the West. There is nothing like psychic practice in the East, or I have not personally come across them in the East. I do not know how much in-depth information a psychic can reveal about a dead person, but if they are only able to discern things that match the person they are working for, then they are not in touch with the dead—instead, they are in touch with the jinni of the person sitting in front of them. A psychic can get all the information from the jinni inside you. They may not know whose jinni is talking to them, but I believe they have the ability to communicate to the jinn.

Ghosts and Hauntings

Spirits of dead people do not leave their graves. The people in the grave are asleep and will wake up on the day of judgement feeling like they have slept for something like 10 days. As we know, the jinn occupy empty places. This tells me there could be a family of jinn living in a haunted house who do not want people to move in because the house is occupied. The easiest way to keep people out is to frighten those who visit.

Ouija Board

Almost all the people interested in the paranormal have tried the ouija board. In my view, you are not talking to a dead person when you use a ouija board—you are talking to any jinn that is present in your house at the time. Yes, they do have names. These boards cannot tell you the correct future, but they might be able to tell you about your past while talking to the jinn attached to you.

Spontaneous Combustion

I might be stretching it out a little, but it's a thought that came across my mind. It could be possible that this phenomena can be related to the jinn as well. As discussed earlier, the human has to battle with the jinn in order to capture it. If the human loses the battle, maybe the jinn burns him with the fire he/she was created with. Maybe the human was mistreating the jinn and the jinn wanted revenge and killed him/her. Could be a possibility. I have never come across anyone who knew a person who passed away this way, therefore I cannot verify if they were in any contact with beings before their death.

Bermuda Triangle

We know the throne of Iblis (Saytan) is over water. It could be possible that the Bermuda triangle is where the throne of Iblis is situated. People who make it out alive see all kinds of illusions in the Bermuda Triangle, and it could be the jinn creating the illusions. We also know electronic devices fail in the Bermuda Triangle, and we also know that when the jinn want their presence known, electronic devices do not function well. There could be a link, but once again, only a guess.

Pyramids of Egypt

This is also another possibility not a fact. We know the pyramids have a link to astrology, where the tunnels point towards a specific point in the sky. We also know people worshipped the jinn in the past and that the jinn have great strengths. Jinn also have a link to teaching magic and fortune telling, therefore I think it is quite safe to assume that there is a possibility that the jinn were the gods of the people of the time and they constructed the pyramids.

Protection From Jinn and Black Magic

There are many ways to protect yourself from a jinn, but most of them are Islamic methods that I will write about in a different article.

One thing I can share here for readers of all faiths is to dispose of your nails and hair properly. Also, guard your mother's name, meaning do not tell people your mother's name. If someone wants magic done on you, they will need one or all of these items.

Most spiritual healing type people I have personally visited have asked for the following:

  1. A picture of the person.
  2. The address of the person.
  3. The name of the person's mother.

If the healers can use this information to get to a person who lives over 7,000 miles away within seconds, then this information can be equally dangerous if it falls in the wrong hands. One possibility could be that the healer is an expert astral traveller and is using their power of travel to misguide you.

Another thing we know is that the devil or jinns spread out just after sunset. To make sure they do not stay over in an abandonded room in your house, you should switch on a light in every room when the sun is about to set and leave the light on for 30 mins or so.

A strong warning for my brothers and sisters in Islam. If you go to a spiritual healing person and they ask for names and pictures, then please do not supply the information. Leave immediately. Moving forward with this kind of healing is not the right way in Islam, and many scholars have declared that as soon as you provide that information to the healer you have stepped out of the boundaries of Islam.

The correct way is to perform Ruqya. You can do it yourself or get a knowledgeable person to perform Ruqya on the possessed or affected person. If you would like more information on Rugya, I suggest performing a Google search—you will get many results.

Muslim :: Book 1 : Hadīth 343

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was standing amongst us and he told us five things. He said: Verily the Exalted and Mighty God does not sleep, and it does not befit Him to sleep. He lowers the scale and lifts it. The deeds in the night are taken up to Him before the deeds of the day, and the deeds of the day before the deeds of the night. His veil is the light.

In the Hadīth, narrated by Abu Bakr, the word "fire" replaces "light." If he withdraws it (the veil), the splendour of His countenance would consume His creation so far as His sight reaches.

And there we have it. From ghosts, shapeshifters, man eaters, and illusionists, to flying around the world and even up to the heavens and back within seconds, the jinn are truly powerful beings that live parallel to us in this world.

I would like to leave you with a closing thought: if we have such enormous beings that are capable of so much in this world, then how Great, Powerful, and Enormous would the Creator, the Almighty, be?

References Quran and Hadīth explorer. Non-Muslim forums with an explanation of jinn. Quran Explorer Interview with the jinn. Video talking about Jinn.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: How do non-Muslims deal with Jinn?

Answer: Every religion has access to the Jinn using their own system. If they are bothering you then you can follow some of the Wiccan techniques to cleanse the household and yourself. If you need more information then send me an email.

Question: What are the ruqyas for man?

Answer: Ruqya is the Islamic way of getting rid of Jinn related troubles as well as evil eye. As far as I can remember it took about 53 years of research by various people to collect all the ayah from the Quran which helped.

Question: I read that ghul was originally a death demon (gallu) which was later changed into a jinn by Islamic belief. How would your belief explain if someone with Western (agnostic) background is fascinated by ghouls for no reason, no benefit, and no association with life background/incidents? I read tons of literature and practically got no answer.

Answer: Depends on exactly what you want to know about them. There is a video of a dash cam on YouTube somewhere. In the video you see the car driving at night in the mountains so there are lots of curves. As the car moves you see a fully clothed lady walking on the side of the road. The car passes her and curves around a bend and the lady is still walking on the side. The same happens about 3 more times and the fourth time on the fourth curve she is seen walking in the middle of the road very slowly. The driver panics a little and starts to turn back. That’s where the video ends. You may be able to find it.

I will need more information on the exact kind of information you are looking for on the Ghoul to be able to answer properly.

Question: How to get rid of the jinn?

Answer: Listen/Read Ruqya. you can also do the same with Surah Baqara for 10 days.


Riffat Junaid from Pakistan on July 14, 2020:

Very informative article about jinn, before reading it I didn't know about the types of jinn.

SeekerOfKnowledge on July 02, 2020:

Very interesting article, I myself have been searching for paranormal and related subjects just because i find it so interesting, unfortunately there is so many different views on the subjects of Jinns, I found this websites quite interesting with some spooky stories With all honesty one can find so much on the topics of Jinns on-line, either way its all just so interesting to me!

Jinn lover on May 13, 2020:

Do you have other sources that jinns are loves gems?

Jinn bach on March 18, 2020:

if you people want to meet with jinn you must be first A True beliver by heart.thanks

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on January 31, 2020:

@John ; yes they are with us all the time. To compare Prophets or big figures in the bible with normal people such as Solomon with Abraham Lincoln is not suitable in my opinion because there is no match in their abilities. Like the saying we used to say in school to our friends “where your abilities finish is where mine starts”. This would be case if you are comparing someone like Solomon and Abraham Lincoln.

The Bible and Quran tell us stories of the past and guide us so that we do not repeat history yet we don’t learn. This is probably why you see similarities because we have not yet evolved into something better.

I could agree that it may be a part of your ego which you have to overcome. I’m glad you are working on yours as I am also working on mine. Sometimes it’s easy and other times very hard. All the best to you.

John Connor(pseudonym) on January 31, 2020:

Some of your description of jinn is similar to shades. Shades are said to be the Ego part of ourselves, that causes us to be negative, and leaves us when we die. It is said to live on negative emotions and negativity and that if it can't feed on such, it will dissolve back into the ethers. I imagine that what has also been referred to as reactive mind, antichrist, legion, the cloud, A.I., etc., has the same source. That would be a universal consciousness, that split off from infinite living space, the Egyptian Nuit(from which our word night is derived), also referred to as chitta-kash, in yoga. The part that split off from infinite living space has the quality of female judgement, gone bad. On a particular paranormal website, I myself was accused of being one of the jinn, by an Arab individual, which of course is untrue. But since I have an Ego, that I'm working hard to get rid of and develop higher consciousness, closer to God, perhaps I do have one of those jinn, that you're writing about. Solomon, to have such ability, had to be of higher consciousness. I compare Solomon, to such as, Muhammed, Moses, Abel, Abraham Lincoln, etc., and wonder how much of that could be of the same consciousness, for I am aware that we are eternal and live numerous lifetimes. I even found on the Internet that Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were half brothers with the same father, which seems to correspond karmically and reincarnationally with a certain version of Adam and Eve, in which Cain an Abel were half brothers with the same mother, possibly connected to Mary, reincarnationally. Oddly, I later found a picture on the Internet of Jefferson Davis, in his coffin, looking just like Abraham Lincoln. I'm not willing to communicate, how I might be connected to all this, except to say that I have a lot of really strange synchronicity about the American Civil War and Biblical history, amongst other things.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on May 27, 2019:

@junglec : thanks for clarifying the questions I had. It is the same in Islam; your previous sins are gone when you become a believer, but we don’t have to baptise or anything. The main thing is to truly believe.

I see what you mean about the return of Christ. It is Interesting to see the way you have interpreted it and it does make sense. There are a lot more verses which are parallel with the bible and quite a few more clarifications about Jesus in the Quran. To talk further on the matter I will have to go through them again. You seem to be able to see things from an angle I cannot see, if you have time please send me an email through the contact form if you would like to discuss things further.

I’m not sure how to kill them in one blow. We have certain ways to deal with the Jinn if they bother us. Every faith has a way of dealing with them and they all work. It is best that you follow your methods as you will have more conviction in your practice.

Thanks for your constructive inputs. I really appreciate it.

Junglec on May 26, 2019:


Thank you for your insightful and thourough explaination of jinn. I'm still unclear on how someone is meant to kill one in one blow. Are there any more details on that?

For what it's worth, the Christian Bible also does not state that Christ died on a cross. It uses the word "stake" or "tree", because at the time, people were just nailed to a single stake. Crosses didn't become widley used for another 400 years. It's possible that the Koran was just correcting a common misconception that persists today and would be just semantic if the cross was not the enduring icon of the faith.

The idea that Christ died for our sins is that his sacrifice washes away our sins from before we accepted Christ/ baptism. There are many passeges that state that one must be a believer. There is no freedom to continue sinning, hence the jugement. There are many passeges in our Bible that parallel those that you point out from the Koran, apart from 157 and 158. I suspect the former could be a reference to his rising from the dead (or maybe some didn't believe that when seeing him post death.) Anyway, that is a discussion for another post. :)

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on May 22, 2019:

@Rich: according to Islam; Jesus did not die on the cross. Neither did he die for the sins of his followers because there is a day of judgement when each individual is judged. Why would there be a day of judgement if 1 person takes the blame for everyone else. Then you can sin all you like because you’re already saved right?

There are many verses which speak about Jesus in the Quran... below is one of them. Let me know if you are open to reading more.

156That they rejected Faith; that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge;

157 That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-

158 Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-

159And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;-

Quran 4:156-158

Rich on May 22, 2019:

The only name under heaven that has the power to drive out Jinns (devils) is the name of Jesus Christ. Cry out to him and command the devil to leave you in Jesus name. Then turn to Jesus and ask him to be your Lord and Savior. He died for our sins and rose again 3 days later. All this other advice is nonsense, the blind leading the blind and Satan trying to confuse you. Read the Gospels. Jinns were terrified of Jesus. And he would drive them from people with a word. Later his disciples drove them from people using the name of Jesus.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on May 14, 2019:

@sanai; The reason I mentioned it as unverified because I could not find any answers from the Quran and it would require someone with greater knowledge to come to a conclusion about the matter.

The rest of the items where the Quran is not involved are my own thoughts on the matter from my own research in the decade I was troubled by the Jinn. This is not a definitive guide and you don’t have to agree with anything.

PS: I do think of myself as a Muslim, however many Muslims like yourself differ from my views and end up calling me a kafir because I ask stupid questions or speak to non Muslims as well before making up my mind about something. If Islām was made only for a specific breed of humans and not for humanity as a whole which includes non Muslims and their experiences then we have a problem. I am in the process of re-evaluation and may just give up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sanai on May 14, 2019:

I am unsure if you are of the Muslim faith. I wish to remind you that angels (no free will) and djinn (free will) according to the Quran are different beings, creations of Allah. I am unsure why you would state trivially that this matter is unverified and requires a scholar’s statement while all other information you provide remains largely correct.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on April 28, 2019:

@Liza45; thank you for sharing the info. If you ever write about your experiences then paste a link here.

Note: there are good and bad Jinn. The good ones help you in ways you have described... I know a few cases where Jinn live in the house and do the dishes and help tidy up. The Jinn who fall in love with humans help those humans along the way. For example a friends grandma had a Jinn with her all the time and could communicate easily. The grandma was moving from one house to another so my friend dumped everything in the new house in one day and said he would go back the next day to put everything in its place. The grandma was about 80 years old so could not do much. The next day my friend goes to finish the job only to find that the whole place was already set. All the heavy furniture and all the small items; everything was in its place. She told him her friend did it for her. That Just an example of a good Jinn.

Anyways thanks for stopping by.

Liza45 on April 28, 2019:

@shantel. I have many friends and family who had an experience just like yours also with a flat tire in the night a very dark road with nobody in sight to be able to help them. One of my friends went on vacation for her wedding preparation to the island of Puerto Rico. Known for many dark roads. She was driving in the zigzag roads when she hit a hole and blew her tire the car shifted to the side and got stuck in the mud. She couldn't get out. A stranger came out of nowhere and she was frightened to death knock on her driver side window and told her not to worry that he was going to help her. He pushes the car out of the mud and fixes the tire and when she got out of the car to thank him. He was gone just like. No car was seen drive by her and no houses where he could off come from. Up to this day, she believes that it was an Angel since she pray to God to help her that day.

Liza45 on April 28, 2019:

I am frozen cold. The description from the author of this page seriously describes my previous experiences with the dark one. He does disguise himself as an angel of light and many people fall under his deception. He gives people an easy way out of any situation as long people give him something in return and make himself look like a friend. He is unseen and can manifest also as a shapeshifter animal, shadow or anything even Jesus. He plays with your thoughts and plants seeds of doubt, putting you down, anger or lies about someone in your mind so you seek vengeance against them that little voice that tells you to do wrong and trying to tempt you. Sometimes you can't control it. But if you are not familiar with his ways and don't know the true God you will get trick to believe that all your actions have no consequences there for you are not at fault. Very tricky he is and good at what he does. The best way to know the enemy is to seek guidance from the bible or your religion of choice. Like another commenter mentions here good and evil exist in this world. The world needs balance to be able to learn from sins and mistakes if your mind is not strong and you are not familiar on how to defeat him he will tempt you to do horrible things. His intentions are always evil never for good.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on January 19, 2019:

@shantel: there are a lot of things we don’t and cannot understand completely due to lack of knowledge. I would advise to focus on the message rather than the messenger.

shantel on January 19, 2019:

Hi... I had a flat tire today and on the highway this man stopped... helping us at the end by borrowing me and my friend hes jack.... few minutes later he tells me by my Name: Shantel you know God really loves you.. my friend confusely ask if i knew the man and i said no!..... He kept on telling us we only have 15 minutes then he must go. Was he an Angel?

adeyanju on January 09, 2019:

i saw one recently. this stuff is true guys, after waking up from a sleep paralysis, i saw something in a shadowy shape moving as it vanished through the wall. its helpful to pray before u sleep guys ! THERE IS GOD AND THERE IS EVIL, don t be ignorant guys.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on January 04, 2019:

Hi Andre,

Thanks for your comment. I can relate to some of the things you mentioned about sleep paralysis and it’s very interesting as I had not heard about it before.

I have also heard of certain chemicals used in operating theatres that induce outer body experiences.

You argument about “facts first” are understandable; but in some cases we have not understood things well enough to match our experiences and there are no explanations available anywhere. We have basically been thrown into the deep end and sometimes have to reverse engineer that whole sequence of things and see how they unfold. We have to fill in the gaps of our understanding with something socially accepted as well otherwise we would end up in the psycho ward. My explanations could be a long stretch in some cases but it fills the gap in my mind until I find something better. Nothing is written in stone here; I was going through a lot of Jinn related issues for a decade or so and then decided to figure them out.

Half the things I have seen people do using the Jinn is very far out for science even today. It’s hard to believe some of the things that can be done. Accepting it is possible can lead to an explanation of exactly how and why it happens.

Mini example: i managed to get rid of my sleep paralysis which occurred almost three to four times a week and sometimes seeing a shadow man in the room by talking to thin air. That was 3-4 years ago and since that night I have never had it again. No medication of any kind. Just a different state of mind;

Sorry it’s getting too long for a comment.

Andre Michael Pietroschek on January 03, 2019:

Nice article, and including some mature clarifications on the viewpoint (from Islamic sources).

On sleep paralysis & I could add the warning that after childhood, and outside of trauma, as defined by scientific psychology or psychiatry, there is drug abuse & poisoning among explanations of it 'returning' to haunt us. Sometimes bad food alone, especially with all the chemical ingredients we Western democracies consider 'harmless', can already result in such.

On mindset & paradigm I have always argued & voted for 'facts first', as neither reality nor consequence give a damn about good intentions, but such does not belong here.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on December 08, 2018:

@willcat : lol.. better not to do it yourself. Go to Africa and find a good witch doctor.

Willcat on December 08, 2018:

How do you summon a Jinn. I want help to get a famous actress Emma Watson to go out with me and be my girlfriend?

Rustam on October 31, 2018:


Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on September 24, 2018:

@syed Yahiya : I understand it’s not easy going through it. For some time after the incident you still think it’s affecting you in one way or another. It becomes a psychological problem. Make sure you deal with it and get over it. Don’t let it consume you. If you need some support/advice then send me a mail through this site. All the best.

Syed Yahiya on September 24, 2018:

Thank you Irfan. This article is very useful to me because I had encountered Jinn 2 years ago and it was very difficult to come out of it. I had to visit numerous healers.

Some says its hallucination and I still remember every event that has happened during those days.

Eventually, I had a near death experience and recovered after hospitalized. It's horrible story..... Ha ha... Don't really know how to write it....

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on September 15, 2018:

@cheyenne : I’m a Muslim and I’m skeptical too... I ask stupid questions even about my own religion to a point where many Muslims I have talked to about Islam consider me as either a useless Muslim or have labelled me a non-Muslim. As you mention it’s hard to believe when you have not have had any experience/interaction with unseen beings; be it the Jinn or God. I would consider myself Lucky in the sense that I have had a little experience with both (only touched the surface). I used to think the same (would be nice to have one around and be able to communicate and learn from them) but sometimes it doesn’t turn out how you pictured it in your head. We have a saying in our culture on the lines of “if you look hard enough you can even find God”. Give it a go, keep the option of them existing open and you may just bump into a Jinn. Oh and it’s also well known in our culture that if they fall in love with you then they will be by your side until the day you die. A bit like a fairy tale I know... but sometimes it’s good to let your imagination add some spice to the mix. Thanks for stopping by. All the best.

Cheyenne on September 15, 2018:

Thanks for providing what you know about Jinn. I'm an atheist and sceptical, but I believe there is so much we don't know and it would be supremely arrogant to say that because I haven't seen any Jinn then they don't exist (I also haven't seen the wind but we know it exists). I wonder if there are Jinn in New Zealand? Would be really good to sit down and talk with one.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on September 07, 2018:

@sandy : depends on the overall situation. It is possible but also can be a psychological blockage. There are many ways to curb the issues. But more detail would be required. Maybe if you can send an email through contact the author option we can discuss it. Take care.

Sandy on September 07, 2018:

Do you have any information on djinn or those possessed by djinn not able to eat blessed food?

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on August 26, 2018:

@selene; in islam it is believed that there have been a total of 124,000 prophets in the past who have guided people toward the creator. I read the translation of the tablet off Toth and to me it appears to be speaking of the creator; God. The Jinn are are creation of God. So the Toth is definitely not talking about the Jinn.

I do think the characteristics of the shining ones matches the one of the Jinn more.

Note: these are purely my thoughts. Nothing is written in stone.

Selene on August 24, 2018:

Can the jinn be the same beings talked about in the emerald tablets of Toth? Or are they the shining ones?

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on August 13, 2018:

@bolivar. No brother it is not shirk. When people were in trouble in life they turn to someone for advice and something to do. Many people went to the Prophet Muhammad and hazrat Umar for similar. They did not commit shirk by asking for advice or help.

Magic/scorcery is haraam in Islam. Therefore going to a magician to cure yourself is not allowed. Therefore staying away from them is the recommended method. Please read about “Ruqya” and listen to it on YouTube. The main concern is that you do not go to someone who will not use magical methods to help you as it will take you further away from Allah.

You go through problems with work etc in your life to break your bad characteristics and attributes in your personality. The problem only exists when you make it a problem. If you take it as the will of Allah and work with it then your life becomes easier to handle. Think about what you need to learn from this experience. Why have you been put in that situation by Allah? For example if you remove expectations from other people you become less annoyed. I.e. you help someone; then expect a thank you. If you don’t get that thank you then you complain about how ungrateful the person is etc... just do your thing and move on with our expectations and you will be more at peace within yourself. Similarly you will find many other attributes which will lead you to understand yourself better. As you learn more and more of which attributes to keep and which to release you will not need anyone’s help because you will understand the problem only existed because of the way you think, and you automatically become closer to Allah in this world and the next.

Sorry I wrote a bit too much. Hope it helps you and forgive me if I said anything wrong.

Bolivar on August 13, 2018:

Thank you for sharing this. So based on what you shared, if a so called "healer" comes to a person in trouble (marriage problems, work problems or any other problem etc) and the healer asks for the person's birth date, mother name and photo, the person should run as far away from that "healer" as it is a form of shirk?

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on September 10, 2017:


I'm interested in your findings and experiences. Need a way to talk or something.

Ali on September 09, 2017:


Oye irfan Paa ji!!

Hummm I myself studying and researching on jinns and I so far have about three years of a knowledge gathered. Alhamdulillah..

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on September 07, 2016:

@Ali... Thanks for stopping by. I understand this hub is a little lengthy but I wanted to fit everything in one place so you can have a good read with a cup of tea or coffee. Anyways, I look forward to your opinion once you have read it all.

Ali on September 07, 2016:

Exceptionally well written Hub .......... I did read a few paragraphs ..... will return and read the whole one sometime later.

Well Done!

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on March 29, 2015:

@Justin. It's a reference to alien abductions which people do claim. I gave the example of a movie I had seen at the time. My main concern was to research the djinn, not the second half of which explains the phenomenon experienced by people. I only have a vague understanding of the phenomena because I've only experienced a few of what I've mentioned. Thanks for stopping by anyway. :)

Justin on March 29, 2015:

this guy can be trusted to give reliable information about djinn when he cant even do enough research to know the movie he references "the Fourth Kind" was totally fictional. this kind of calls this whole article into question in my opinion.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on March 09, 2015:

Sorry, i thought you meant i needed to change the dissimilarity in my document ... i totally misunderstood. i'm sorry once again.

safi on March 08, 2015:

Once again i say, i never asked for you to change your document. i don't have enough knowledge about the topic to doubt you. i just wanted your opinion and i got it.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on March 08, 2015:

If you're only interested in the Quran and Hadith then i have given references to where you can find them in the Quran and Hadith.

The link you posted did not give a reference therefore could have been invented, even though it could actually be true. It is a weak document therefore i cannot modify my document according to a weak reference. In some places i found people saying there are 6 types of jinn and they claim to "own" a jinn. who do i believe? If i do find the hadith then i will adjust accordingly, but until then it remains as it is. I hope you understand what i'm trying to say.

The rest of your comment is too deep to talk about in a comments section. maybe you can post something on the forum then it can be discussed.

Safi on March 08, 2015:

When 'Jinn' means 'unseen' or 'hidden', i don't think we ordinary people are meant to know very much or details about their hidden world. Why are they hidden? do we know? no. we only know the purpose of our creation, we know only what Allah told us “And I created not the jinns and humans, except they should worship Me.” (Adh-Dhariyat: 56)

A quote from Thomas Edison: "We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything." - Thomas Edison. Profound indeed!

Safi on March 08, 2015:

arksys, i'm not claiming that you are wrong, because simply i do not know. i haven't asked any islamic scholars about this yet, though i will. i think i already gave you the link of the site which differs from you about the types of jinn. i'm only interested about facts that are mentioned in Qur'an and hadith.


Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on March 08, 2015:

thanks safi ... It is difficult too base your work on something without proper referencing, which leads to mis-information. I searched extensively through the hadith to find information which talk about the jinn. I can only put in what i believe to be true, therefore if you have proper references then let me know and i will make the changes.

I came across many teachings by some very holy people and found they were using the scaring tactics to fulfill their own motives ... they mentioned things like don't hang pictures because the jinn sees a picture and goes to it... things like this which do not make logical sense... i'm sure many stopped hanging pictures because of these kind of lies but its not the correct teachings... my advice to you is question everything... it says that in the Quran too... don't just follow blindly.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on November 13, 2014:

Thanks G Miah... Will check it out soon.

Gous Ahmed from Muslim Nation on November 13, 2014:

Great hub. Well written with concise information. I have also written an article on Jinns so please feel free to read.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on September 17, 2014:

Thanks Farkhanda. :)

Farkhanda on September 17, 2014:

A good article in understanding the phenomena of jinn related to our life.

its a good effort in writing a good article with references.

Good Luck!!!

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on August 25, 2014:

thank you Leilani ... appreciate your comment ... and i'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Leilani Allmon on August 24, 2014:

Your hub is epic. Very awesome stuff. It has been a while since I have really sat down and thought about those fire creatures called jinn. Liked how you formatted this. Very nice work.

Annonymous on September 01, 2013:

Dear I am very much pleased that you wrote very useful information which cleared my some ambiguities and answered my some of the questions. Well some useful information about Djinn:-

The Djinn which is born with every human being is called "Hamzaad". I believe it is the most powerful kind of Djinn. Hamzaad of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) accepted Islam. So it is obvious that your Hamzaad cannot be of the same religion you belong to. But Not all Djinns are bad. Even the most famous Muslim Scholar Djinn who owes a huge Army of Muslim Djinna and always fought so many battles in the history of Islam is the one who had been Companion "Sahabi" of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). His name is Hazrat Shah Baktianoosh who is very old and Kings of the Kings of Muslim Djinns. Very lucky and pious muslims have the honour to meet or see him. People asked about Grey Aliens. And some captured them in Brazil. What are they. In fact there is a physical disorder in some Djinns. Once they change their shape or become visible from invisible state they sometimes get stuck in the same shape and cannot revert back to their original form or invisible form. And one such form is grey aliens. the UFOs are their vessels in which they travel. They use our Sun "Solaris" as the first gate to enter the second sky.. The gates are randomly appeared and vanished on the surface of sun as sunspots and even they open and close near Electron diffusion layer close to earth orbit where Sun's and Earth's magnetic fields meet each other. There are so many footages of ISS (NASA) from the earths orbit where these UFOs and bright lights are appearinf from no where and then entering into earths atmosphere. In fact majority of them live in sea beds and one proof is the Baltic Sean Anomaly which jams every electronic instrument which has been taken in the sea bed to capture its close footage or study any em signature. They have the advanced technology and there is an organization a community in mankind which has unfortunately made a contract with the Satanic Community of Djinns and have transferred technologies to and from each other. And we know those governments. Their projects everything.

FZ on August 25, 2013:

I have been searching for explanations about the Jinn, after my little run in with them. Although I'm not part of the Naqshbandi Sufi path , they were the only source of information that explained a lot of things I had experienced. I would say they are closer to the truth on the understanding of Jinns than most. Jinn are not made of light and are definitely not fallen angels.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on May 14, 2013:

Wsalaam Saleem,

Thanks for sharing your experience Saleem. Surah Al-Fatiha and Ayat-ul-Kursi and the 4 Qul work well.

It is good to know that your faith has increased... May Allah guide you and keep you on the right path.

Saleem on May 14, 2013:

Salaam Wailaikum,

Last night while laying in bed I saw these shadow jinns all around me, black shadowy figures moving fast and waving and coming right in my face and moving back very quickly. I closed my eyes and still saw everything as if my eyes were open, Allah wanted me to see these jinn for a reason, it has increased my faith, as I prayed and spoke Al Fatiha aloud my eyes closed normally and the jinn went away.

Shane Schuller on March 10, 2013:

Jinn human beings like us and experience much challenges like we do. Physical and spiritual challenges. They're not better than us - we all equal except evolving at difference educational and observational experiences, that's all. There are both benevolent and malevolent Jinn. But who are Jinn? They described as UNSEEN which basically points out one thing...not seen, not seen yet or until seen. Unseen does not assert some extra-dimensional being that is unable to be seen with the human eye. In fact Jinn were angels. And given much research we can learn that angels are in fact humans, like us, except! From other worlds - heavenly worlds. Heaven is space, the galaxy, the universe - nothing more.

Angels are alien visitors each having their own intent and agendas when they come to earth. Our ancient past are full of these boons sharing angelic visitations. Some were benevolent and sort to assist mankinds development, while other groups had malevolent intent and sort to enslave man for mineral gain. They're also had carnal intent and bore off spring with women on earth.

Comparative study to older religious texts, other than quran is imperative to learn who Jinn really are and how they earned their title - THE SATAN. In Genesis they're are Nephilim - the fallen ones, the fallen angels. They're also the described as "sons of gods" and giants, and perhaps as men of renown. Solomon story shows Jinn interacted with him and assisted building weapons of war. They are humans and they were referred to as Satan for their actions and ill intent. In fact satan is mistakably perceived as an individual, but when investigated we learn it is actually an appelation for a group of people or beings. It is Ha-Satan, the same as saying - The Satan.

Also be aware that the satan were referred to as a serpent being, race or class. We know no such beings exist. However I can be certain, given much research which I won't get into here, that they were referred to this way because of their place of origin. Like one is referred to as Indian, Chinese and so forth, their reptilian reference comes from the fact that they came from a Serpent star systems. Also more importantly due to their Nordic appearance and eye Colour and bloodshot skin, which was associciated with the closest known reference. Adam man skin tone was very different vs these people. Since we mention Adam here, we can learn another interesting fact. Cain and Abel were bi-paternal twins. Yes 2 different fathers and therefore Seth was revered through mankinds genetic linages and not Cains off spring. Why?

We can argue since he killed his brother he was a sinner in gods eyes, right? No because is it fair that off spring are held accountable for their parents sins? Obviously not. The reasons are evident and the story of gods favoritism over Abel is more than enough to establish this theory.

Jinn are humans from other planets and star sytems and referred to as such ONLY if their intent apposes univeral law and that is - Do not intervene in an evolving race IF met with deception, enslavement - very much as seen in our past prior to the deluge. So there is a distinct difference between angels and jinn.

As in our past, Jinn had off spring with humans on earth and claimed land, traded intergalactically with gold etc. Their children were royalty and ruled nefariously and 'slaughtered' any who would act against their plans. These were large corporations and allowed nothing and no one to stand in their way. Thus we will find stories in scriptures about Gods and angels and wars and nuclear type attacks and so forth. Besides, there is ample evidence of these wars and large empires that once existed, as well as gold mines. Not only will we find these accounts in genesis, but well articulated in the book of Enoch - also know as Idris in Quran. Enoch speaks of Semjaza who was the high ranking leader of angels and trangressed with his group against man on earth. Angels were actually named in his book and he speaks of them as having first hand relationship with them.

Layla on February 23, 2013:

For some people, if they are very sincere then they are gifted by Allah (swt) with deep insight. These are very few..And they are people that never make claims of such knowledge, they are completely humbled by this experience.

They say that the believer is confounded by the Creator, the unbeliever is confounded by creation. One needs to ask oneself, are we truly praising God in all that we do? Or are we simply praising ourselves? The undeveloped nafs (soul) always makes claims of sincerity and purity of intention. The true know-er (Gnostic) is humble and claims nothing because they realize their insignificance and the more they learn, the more they see only the Glory of God.

Mathew James on February 23, 2013:

When a person drinks from the fountain of the Water of Life it quenches the thirst of only the person that drinks it. When a person seeks they find. The path for every person is walked by themselves. If there is a chain of teachers that holds the wisdom of the Message, the chain becomes more important than the Message.

What we learn from our teachers and forefathers is their understanding. And what we seek from the heart is our own understanding and that becomes knowledge.

Layla on February 22, 2013:

We are all mad in some way... we live in a world of propaganda and delusion - it is very hard to see through this matrix. Would you give a mentalyl ill person a self-help book and expect them to cure themselves - they do after all have the most insight into their own condition. Wouldn't they then be better placed to figure it out for themselves? Why wouldn't this work? human souls need other human souls. Our own insight is limited when it comes to ourselves and we are all in need of teachers (Shaykh). From the beginning of revelation, all religions have taught through a teacher (Prophet) and they have always had disciples for their message. In Islam we still have unbroken chains of teachers going back to the Prophet (phuh).

This concept of teaching oneself religion is a new world philosophy and it is the reason for much of the wrongs within society today. To be a true Shaykh one has to have had Ijazza- (approval to teach others by their Shaykh) and this Shaykh has had his Ijazza from his Shaykh which goes back in a long chain of teachers to the Prophet (pbuh) and his Companions. They should be able to give you all the authentic names in their chain of teachers for verification purposes, if not they are not a true Shaykh..

The shadow - a reflection on psychology.

Layla on February 22, 2013:

The First Station of the soul (nafs) character traits: narcissistic, mechanical, conditioned, non-reflective, impulsive.

Habits: pride, enmity, cruelty, lust, stinginess

In this state one can teach themselves nothing: be it religion or anything else for that matter. You will go through life confirming your in built beliefs filled with hatred. The truth rattles those who disbelieve.

Mathew James on February 21, 2013:

The Qur'an can be read by anyone anytime. It does not need a human teacher !

When Wisdom reproduced by itself, without Insight, it produced the error, which people call Satan. That is how this underworld was formed.

Layla on February 20, 2013:

there is always a lot of confusion about whether the Quran speaks of Iblis as a Jinn or Angel. One has to remember that to be in Allah's presence (the highest heaven), one must be of the most purified of creation. Iblis was a devoted servant of Allah (swt) and because he is mentioned as being amongst the angels when Allah (swt) asked him to bow to Adam then one might assume he had the light (noor)of faith. We know that noor (light) envelopes a person when they pray and the believers will have the mark of noor on their foreheads/hands and feet to mark them out from the unbelievers. The more you purify the nafs (soul) the more noor shines through. We know that the angels are made of light (they have no free will, they are devoted in worship to Allah (swt)), so the more purified one becomes the more we develop angelic traits.- (read Alchemy of Happiness Imam Alghazali)..

I'm not so sure whether the Jinn develop light too when they become devoted believers, i've not heard any scholar mention this. We know that Adam and his descents are the vicegerents of Allah (swt) and can attain a very high rank with Allah and this is what Iblis rejected out of pride. The knowledge of whether Iblis is a Jinn or Angel is with Allah (swt) and we have but little knowledge of the unseen.

I am highlighting this point because I think it is important to non-Muslims to understand that Muslims are taught the Quran through a learned Scholar, this knowledge is not gain by just reading the Quran by yourself. The Quran requires a true scholar to teach one of the inner meanings - and there are many. It can not be read without guidance because for the unpurified nafs (soul) - you will be confounded by some of the stories and saytan often whispers into your heart and causes you to become arrogant and headstrong in your opinions - one can become very hardline and read everything in the literal sense (hence rise of extremism today - to be a Muslim means to submit to a middle way of peace). The Shaytan is always present and is relentless in his attack of the human soul.

"God created Angels with reasoning power but with neither desire nor

anger, created Animals with desire and anger but without reasoning

power, and created Man with all three. So if Man allows desire or anger to control his reasoning power he becomes worse than an animal, and if he controls his desire and anger with reasoning power he becomes better than an angel." Ali ibn Abi Talib

peace90 on February 16, 2013:

thanks arksys :)

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on February 16, 2013:

I'll try getting you references. but we know that satan's throne is on water (reference in this article) therefore we can only assume at the moment that the bermuda triangle can be one place where satan (shaytan) resides. i'll look into it further and will let you know.

secondly we know from the following hadith about what the Jinn eat...

Bukhari :: Book 5 :: Volume 58 :: Hadith 200

Narrated Abu Huraira:

That once he was in the, company of the Prophet carrying a water pot for his ablution and for cleaning his private parts. While he was following him carrying it(i.e. the pot), the Prophet said, "Who is this?" He said, "I am Abu Huraira." The Prophet said, "Bring me stones in order to clean my private parts, and do not bring any bones or animal dung." Abu Huraira went on narrating: So I brought some stones, carrying them in the corner of my robe till I put them by his side and went away. When he finished, I walked with him and asked, "What about the bone and the animal dung?" He said, "They are of the food of Jinns. The delegate of Jinns of (the city of) Nasibin came to me--and how nice those Jinns were--and asked me for the remains of the human food. I invoked Allah for them that they would never pass by a bone or animal dung but find food on them."

Dawud :: Book 1 : Hadith 39

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

A deputation of the jinn came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: O Muhammad, forbid your community to cleans themselves with a bone or dung or charcoal, for in them Allah has provided sustenance for us. So the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade them to do so.

Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 903

Dawud reported from 'Amir who said: I asked 'Alqama if Ibn Mas'ud was present with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) on the night of the Jinn (the night when the Holy Prophet met them). He (Ibn Mas'uad) said: No, but we were in the company of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) one night and we missed him. We searched for him in the valleys and the hills and said. He has either been taken away (by jinn) or has been secretly killed. He (the narrator) said. We spent the worst night which people could ever spend. When it was dawn we saw him coming from the side of Hiri'. He (the narrator) reported. We said: Messenger of Allah, we missed you and searched for you, but we could not find you and we spent the worst night which people could ever spend. He (the Holy Prophet) said: There came to me an inviter on behalf of the Jinn and I went along with him and recited to them the Qur'an. He (the narrator) said: He then went along with us and showed us their traces and traces of their embers. They (the Jinn) asked him (the Holy Prophet) about their provision and he said: Every bone on which the name of Allah is recited is your provision. The time it will fall in your hand it would be covered with flesh, and the dung of (the camels) is fodder for your animals. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Don't perform istinja with these (things) for these are the food of your brothers (Jinn).

therefore i think its safe to assume that Jinns have the power to kill humans but they do not eat the flesh but may eat from us when the bones appear (i.e. explaining their presence in graveyards)

peace90 on February 15, 2013:

very amazing job.....i like your writing style.everything is with references.its really fascinating.

i would like to ask that do you know why most of the things get vanished around barmuda triangle?i searched it but didn't get the perfect answer.

And secondly can jinn have the power to eat humans?

(It would be great if you give me the answer with reference).

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on January 29, 2013:

Wsalaam Akram,

you need to search about Ruqyah and keep reading/listening to the verses of Ruqia ... Also try to read or play surah Baqarah in your house and try to make sure the voice or volume is enough to reach all the rooms in the house.

ruqyah short version -

to listen to ruqyah - long version -

to listen to surah Bakara goto -

if you need any more help then let me know and i'll guide you further. or send me an email through my profile on hubpages.

all the best.

Akram on January 29, 2013:

Assalamu'alaik, it's really useful.. i would like to say something well it's about me, i cannot sleep at all and by chance if i got slept i dreamed of my grave, the punishments, the darkness, the loneliness i often get scared and i wake up in the midnight and stay awake till the day come.. and i get failure in life often, i cannot make any progress.. please i need an advise according to Islam.. Assalamu'alaik.

Beth PDereli on January 22, 2013:

I have a very cool link for everyone to check out. The author has some very insightful and well put theories. Also, is anyone on this thread in the Chicago area USA?

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on January 06, 2013:

thanks for clarifying mathew... i guess i misunderstood your comment above.

thanks again for all your input... appreciate it. :)

Mathew James on January 05, 2013:

Got it from the Qur'an.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on January 04, 2013:

@Mathew ... thanks for that ... the words you mentioned "Light upon Light though fire touch it not" sounded very familiar.

In the Quran there is a verse that i would like to share with you which describes Allah...

Sura 24- Al-Noor : Verse 35

"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is that of a niche, in which there is a lamp; the lamp is in a glass - the glass looks like a brilliant star - it is lit by (the oil of) a blessed tree, the olive, which is neither eastern, nor western. Its oil is about to emit light even though the fire has not touched it - (it is) light upon light. Allah guides to His light whomsoever He wills; Allah describes examples for the people, and Allah knows everything well (35)"

Translation : Mufti Taqi Usmani.

an extract of the verse above which rings a bell. "Its oil is about to emit light even though the fire has not touched it - (it is) light upon light"

did you get your description from the Book of Enoch? also was it clearly describing angels?

Mathew James on January 04, 2013:

I also agree that the Jinn are made from fire and the angels are made from light. My post above that referenced angels being made from fire was how the Book of Enoch somewhat descibes them and it was not stated correctly.

Light upon Light though fire touch it not. There is a big difference between fire and Light.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on December 29, 2012:

Muto ... thank you for you comment... I don't know if they know about long term and short term futures and i am not sure how it is possible ... i know they can create illusions and are good liars therefore they can easily fool humans into believing things therefore if you have had personal experiences with them then they will definitely lead you into thinking what they want you to think...

you also mentioned that Jinn are from light and not fire, but the references i've been through mention fire for the Jinn and light for the angels and i cannot change the words of the Quran or the Hadith, therefore I will stand firmly by my statement that the Jinn is made from fire and angels are made from light.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on December 29, 2012:

thanks shiraz ... i clearly understand the point you are making but i cannot find any confirmed source of information (i.e. from the Quran and the Hadith) which says what you have said. If you have any such references then please let me know. I will be grateful and will amend this hub accordingly. thanks for your input, i really appreciate it. :)

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on December 29, 2012:

Got it ... thanks Mathew. :)

Mathew James on December 29, 2012:

hi arksys, my comment about the watchers/jinn being angels in training, was meant more in the concept of, that the jinn will be judged on the last day, just like humans will be judged. However, what a jinn receives for a reward is unknown to humans. Their reward may be like them receiving wings like those the angels have. And having "wings" for a "watcher/jinn" portrays them being able to enter heaven.

Shiraz on December 29, 2012:

Thanks for the great information, as sarfaraz said it is true that iblis is not an angel, but a jinn who was so learned and pious that he went along with the angels and used to reside with them in the heavens. As he has been granted with enormous knowledge, he used to preach angels at one particular time before the creation of Adam(as), so he was hardly distinguishable between the angels. When Allah swt created Adam (as) and asked angels to bow down, iblis was present among angels but in actual sense was a jinn. Allah swt knows best.

muto on December 06, 2012:

Every thinks are true , but half and only to be imagination or thought what has been told or written about that. The reality about that is different than people just talk about that. Jinn are from light as well as like angels. they have got unbelievable power and ability that you cant imagination. They know the short and long future in exact form, how is possible?

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 15, 2012:

:) i'm afraid not Galactus... to me that is true fiction.

GALACTUS on October 15, 2012:

So you don't believe in Aliens? Its a pretty big universe out there

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 01, 2012:

Sarfaraz ... thank you very much for your input. I understand that jinn are made out of smokeless fire and angels are made out of light (nour) ... but when i was doing my research i came across the part in the Quran which says something like "and God ordered the angels to bow in front of Adam". Iblis refused because of his free will. the reason why i said type of angel was because the "angels" were told to bow but iblis was also present. And then Allah said "He is of the Jinn." I did not quite manage to grasp that whole scenario therefore said "type of angel".

the rest is very useful informaiton but not related to this hub so i'll leave it here for now.

thank you again for your valuable input.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 01, 2012:

Thanks for your input Degeneratedvampire.

I was wondering how you know so much about Ghouls?

Degeneratedvampire on September 29, 2012:

Ghouls are a type of undead creature nowadays that plunder graves and feast on rotting corpses, murders children, and can also lure the unwary people and feast on them.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on May 31, 2012:

thanks Mathew,

we know from the Quran that the jinn are made out of fire. but angels are made out of light or "nour".

Most muslims do think similarly though when you say the jinn are angels in training. Iblis was said to be a very faithful follower of God until he refused to prostrate in front of man (he was a jinn). you also mention that watchers are not complete angels ... which is consistent with both angels and watchers/jinns being created with separated sources. i.e. light and fire.

in the days before our prophet, the gates of heaven were open to both Jinn and angels. the doors closed at the time of the prophet Muhammad and some jinn still try to hear God's orders from the gates. if they are seen lurking around, they flee and a "ball of fire" is thrown after them... which we can see at night; the shooting star.

i have Noah's story mixed up in my head at the moment ... i will read it again and will keep your explanation of the watchers in mind while i read it and will comment later.

thank you for your valuable input. :)

Mathew James on March 10, 2012:

very good hub Arksys, the jinn are the watchers in the Book of Enoch that were appointed to the earth to watch over humaity. The watchers are born from fire just like angels but the watchers/jinn can not transpose between heaven and earth the way the angels do. They are sort of like angels in training. The watchers/jinn are tested and put thru trials before they ascend to an actual angel. God can give the watchers access to heaven, as God did with Satan/Iblis but the watchers are not complete angels.

Iblis got 6 of the 12 lead watchers to make a bond to posses human men and create offspring with human women. The 7 lead watchers (Iblis and the other 6) and all their assistants (each lead watcher has at least 200 assistant watchers that must follow them) did the unthinkable. Their offspring became evil giants that did not have enough food to eat, so they started eaten humans. The angels reported this to God and God flooded the earth to destroy the evil giants. God brought forth humanity into the fourth world by bringing Noah's family through the flood.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on February 21, 2012:

thanks seanorjohn :)

seanorjohn on February 21, 2012:

Absolutely fascinating. I had a vague idea about the jinn but your researched hub is a definitive guide.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on February 12, 2012:

thanks Al hare - i am researching some more and will be polishing this hub and writing another soon.

al hare on February 12, 2012:

very interesting - relating to the discription of one form of jinn, ties to the bermuda triangle collates.

look forward to the next - relates.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on November 10, 2011:

:) thanks Nexis ... i'm glad you enjoyed it, comments like yours and knight6 made sharing this hub all worth it for me. thanks again.

Nexis19 on November 10, 2011:

arksys this is a simply fantastic hub. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and i probably will read it again & again & again.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 17, 2011:

@knight6 - i'm happy to know you enjoyed it. This is all i could find so far about the Jinn ... i will be doing some more reading on them and will either expand on this or create other hubs in the future, once i get to know more.. thanks again for going through it. :)

Knight6 on October 17, 2011:

arksys that is one hell of a hub i enjoyed reading and will do again and again have come across the jinn only once before and was keen to learn more so thank you and if there are any up dates i will look forward to reading them thank you again for a beautifully crafted hub

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 14, 2011:

Kitty - you are right ... there are many similarities between christianity and islam ... Satan is Saytan ... Iblis is Lucifer ... Musa is Moses ... Isa is Jesus ... Ibrahim is Abraham ... Nooh is Noah ... Jibra'il is Gabriel, Adam is Adam, Eve is Hawwa ... Solomon is Suleiman, David is Dawud ... and so on ... everything is the same but the muslims believe that Jesus was a messenger and not a God ...and muslims believe in One God and not anything like the Trinity. Gabriel is the Holy Ghost. Thats where the main differences are. It is sad that there is hate everywhere. It shouldn't be like that at all.

Interesting that you actually saw a creature ... normally i've heard shadow people being seen with the sleep paralysis but never a creature. I did read your account of sleep paralysis, definitely spooky. I'm glad your smudge system worked.

Kitty Fields from Summerland on October 14, 2011:

arksys - I would have to say that the jinn sound equivalent to the Christian "demons". And I'm assuming the Muslim or Islam version of the Christian Satan is what you refer to as "Saytan". Is that correct? Funny that the Bible and the Quran share similarities and yet some of them battle each other outright. Sad really. Very interesting hub, though. The more I learn about the Jinn, the more interested I am in their existence. The sleep paralysis that I've experienced lately...well, the creature that I saw looked almost exactly like the picture your friend drew...except the one I saw was could see through him. Thanks for sharing.

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 11, 2011:

will have to do some research on the least populated islands ... will let you know soon. ;)

David Stillwell from Sacramento, California on October 11, 2011:

so what island?

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 11, 2011:

yep i agree...

David Stillwell from Sacramento, California on October 11, 2011:

I would like to be left to my own desires... other people around would be okay... at least one...

Irfan (author) from Adelaide, Australia on October 11, 2011:

oh yeah i remember. sorry skipped my mind... would you still want to be there alone most of the time? :)