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1-) What should be done in order to be able to see jinn?

To those who have thoughts like, “I want to see jinn”, “I want to talk to jinn”, “Is it possible to see and talk to jinn?” “I want to have jinn, too”, etc!!!

If your nature is suitable, you can contact jinn in accordance with your ability. However, it is not a virtue to be able to see jinn. That is, a person must not regard himself different and fortunate because he can see jinn. Unfortunately, many people use those abilities in order to deceive people. If man wants virtues and merits, he must show it in serving Allah and worshipping.

Abdullah Qadir says the following about the issue:

Having contact with jinn has some ways and requires a guide and being an expert. If ways, principles and guides are not used, there will be risks of getting into trouble. If those people are unaware about the spiritual world and do not know where to stand, they may be attacked by wicked souls; they can get under the control of them and turn out to be toys in their hands. The jinn sometimes lead those people into pride and arrogance and sometimes try to scare and threaten them and make them talk on their behalf and make them serve for themselves. In the 20th century, Gulam Ahmad Qadiyani became a victim of those wicked jinn. He wanted to struggle for Islam in the way of Fakirism against Yogizm but was attacked by wicked souls and became one of their toys. Wicked souls, at first, made him accept that he is a mujaddid and then Mahdi and later made him believe that he was Jesus. In the end, he said “God got into my body, was seen in my body”. Wicked souls can easily have contact with wicked people and can cause them to go crazy. (1)

So, we can understand that such events can happen and jinn can be contacted by experts and they can be made do something, but it is extremely dangerous to regard it as fun and become busy with it without having enough knowledge.

(1) S. Nur, p. 152


2-) Is it possible to marry jinn? If it is, is it permissible?

Marriages between jinn and men based on the consent and acceptance of the both parties and a contract do not take place. The rumors about marriages between them are not marriages that are based on consent and contracts but in the form of molestation and rape.

To accept that there exist rape and sexual closeness between them cannot prove that marriage between them is legitimate. Otherwise, a woman who gives birth to an illegitimate child may say, “I am married to a jinni; the child’s father is a jinni”, and try to get away with it. Islamic law does not accept a claim like that as acceptable and does not regard the owner of that claim excusable. (Mehmed Emre, Cinlerle İnsanlar Arasında Evlilik)

Another issue that causes hesitation and misunderstanding in the society is marriage with jinn. In terms of creed, there is nothing like that in the Quran or in hadiths.

It is not permissible for man to marry an animal because they are of different species; it is not permissible to marry a jinni, either. (al-Fatawa'l-Hadisiyya. 167; Halil GÜNENÇ, Günümüz Meselelerine Fetvalar II. 111)

Man consists of the condensation of cells and molecules; a jinni consists of a current of energy in the form of ray. It is impossible for men and jinn that are in different dimensions and have different nature to come together physiologically and biologically and to get married. Jinn can give men only feelings and desires; they can arouse the sexual feelings of men; they can activate the centers of lust in the human brain through magnetic currents.

It is not permissible to kiss jinn since they are conscious beings.

No marriage takes place between men and jinn because one of the necessities of marriage is being together. However, it is not possible for men and jinn to be together. There are no common points between them in terms of eating, drinking and housing; so, they cannot be in harmony. Then, since there cannot be harmony and living together, there is no use in their marriage. Therefore, there is no marriage contract between them. If their marriage were deemed legitimate, the women who became pregnant due to fornication would claim that male jinn made them pregnant, causing the spread of mischief in the world. In order to eliminate that mischief, it is necessary that marriage with jinn be illegitimate.  (M. Vehbi, 15, 6176)

The issue of marriage between jinn and men are reported from Israelite traditions, wrong religions and superstitions. When stories are transmitted from generation to generation and ear to ear, they undergo changes and become superstitions.

Schizophrenia, which is an illness related to the brain, has many forms. Hallucination is often observed in schizophrenia. A jinni that makes itself visible to a schizophrenic person in the form of hallucination can convince that person that they are married. It may seem in the form of a naked person and increase man’s lust, making him/her see an imagination of marriage. A person can be junub as if he is having a wet dream. The jinni warns the brain of the person magnetically and sends currents to the center of lust in the brain. The person who is ill in brain thinks that it is true and says, “I am married to a jinni” everywhere. Truth and imagination become intermingled.

If the jinni that molests a person and shows him/her imagination convinces that person that his/her children belong to it, that person will claim that the children are from the jinni. However, there is nothing like that in the material world; it is only a vision. The person who says he contacts a jinni cannot realize that it is a vision. That person may ejaculate just like the people who have wet dreams. When he/she tells others about it, he/she is either sent to a psychiatry clinic because he/she is mad or people who think that it is true believes him/her.

Jinn are creatures with mind and consciousness like human beings. However, we do not know how they are; there is no doubt about their existence because the Quran informs us about their existence, belief and unbelief using an expression that cannot be interpreted differently. It is a reality; it is regarded unbelief to deny their existence.


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4-) What is the use of jinn? Why did Allah create jinn?

 “I have only created jinn and men, that they may serve Me.”(az-Zariyat, 51/56)

56. As for what the essence of the duty that needs to be remembered, I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve. This is the duty that needs to be remembered. The wisdom behind the creation of jinn and man is to know Allah, to serve and to worship Him. The time and deeds spent in order to do other things will be lost and the person who does so will deserve Hell torture. Some scholars interpreted the expression, "that they serve me..." as "that they know me…". Its meaning is: "They must know me as the Lord." Worshipping and serving are deeds that are done willingly; so, the fact that some people avoid it does not refute the fact that it is the perfect aim for man and jinn. It does not mean that what Allah wants does not happen, either, because regarding cases like that "wisdom is not considered in terms of individuals one by one but in terms of the species" as fiqh scholars put it. In short, its meaning is: "We created them so that they would be obliged to worship.” It does not mean: "We decreed that everybody be righteous slaves."

(Elmalılı Muhammed Hamdi YAZIR, Kuran'ı Kerim Tefsiri)


5-) How can we protect the house from the jinns or satan?

6-) Does Jinn have spirits just like us?

Jinn have spirits just like us. They remain alive thanks to their spirits. The difference between them and us is that our spirit is related to a mass of molecules, a material body and their spirit is related an energy, a current. When man dies, the spirit leaves the body and is sent to the realm of barzakh. The body that consists of flesh and bones is put into the ground. After a while, the body decays, turning to soil. It goes from one state into another by changing its form and nature. However, the number of atoms in the universe does not change; and the balance of constant mass is not disturbed. When a jinni dies, its spirit goes to the realm of barzakh; its spiritless body, that is, its energy remains in the world as energy in some other nature.  


7-) What are the jinn? What is their form, shape? What do they do?

The most noticeable meaning of the word jinn is covered or hidden. It indicates that the jinn cannot be perceived through sense organs.

Terminologically it means that they are a type of spirit beings unperceivable to our five senses, having freewill and reasoning, being held responsible for complying with the Divine Orders; there are believers and unbelievers among them. ( TDV. İslam Ansiklopedisi, VIII, Cin Maddesi, s. 5.) At the same time, they can be defined as conscious energy.

The word Jinn is used as a basis for other words originating from this word. It is known that in pre-Islamic years Arabic people used to call the angels as jinn.

THE TRUE NATURE OF JINN

Though their true nature is still mysterious to us, it is stated, according to our sources, that they are made out of smokeless, scorching fire (the Quran 15:27 and 55:15). Regarding the issue, our prophet says the angels are created out of light, and the jinn out of scorching fire. (2)

Abdullah draws our attention to the phrase from the fire of scorching wind for jinn in the verse in Chapter al- Hijr.

Jinn means covered or veiled. The phrases such as rays from fire, fire burning brightly, or scorching fire are not enough to reveal their true nature. The morphological structure of human being is collected from the surface of the earth in the form of a protein mixture; similarly, the jinn share the common features of the fire on the grounds that they are created from the essence of fire. We still do not know whether it is a material like flame which is a composition of air-fire or air and fire, a particle or light of sun. It might be a mixture of all of those materials. Maybe they are particles of atom, or waves, or an ionic alloy coming from the subatomic realm; ether or anti-material beings. What forms the visible material beings are atoms also called as quanta, which are energy particles; and yet they are dissolved at 5000 centigrade degrees and become separate atoms. However, there are millions of heavenly bodies living at millions of centigrade degrees in the cosmos. That is to say, there exist beings like energy that are resistant to high fire in the heavens but they are different in that they have conscious and free will.
Yes, indeed, the jinn may have been created out of the ether. They may the creatures hidden inside the light waves displaying the things in various dimensions. We do not know what the terms the fire free of smoke and fire and white heat are. Man who was created out of clay assumes the present shape; then who knows out of what sort of a fire the jinn were created?

(1) Rahman, 55/15; Araf, 7/11-12; Hijr, 15/27; Sad, 38/75-76.
(2) Muslim, Zuhd, 60.

Does Jinn have spirits just like us?

Jinn have spirits just like us. They remain alive thanks to their spirits. The difference between them and us is that our spirit is related to a mass of molecules, a material body and their spirit is related an energy, a current. When man dies, the spirit leaves the body and is sent to the realm of barzakh. The body that consists of flesh and bones is put into the ground. After a while, the body decays, turning to soil. It goes from one state into another by changing its form and nature. However, the number of atoms in the universe does not change; and the balance of constant mass is not disturbed. When a jinni dies, its spirit goes to the realm of barzakh; its spiritless body, that is, its energy remains in the world as energy in some other nature.

Can you inform us about the attributes of jinns?

According to Islam, jinn are beings with consciousness, reasoning and free will. Therefore, they are responsible to believe in Allah, adhere to His commands and worship Him. It is made clear in Chapter al-Jinn and other verses in the holy Quran.

The jinn were addressed by both our holy Prophet and Hazrat Moses and other prophets, listened to their messages, and some of them believed in Allah and some negated Him.

The following is stated in a hadith in Muslim : "The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, `There is not one of you who does not have a jinn or angel appointed to be his constant companion. According to another hadith related by Jabir, our Prophet said: Do not pay a visit to the women whose husbands are not with them because the devil moves inside your veins just as your blood does.

Thereupon, the companions asked him you too, O Messenger of Allah?. He said, Me too, but Allah has helped me and the devil has submitted to me (became a Muslim). The phrase became a Muslim given in brackets in the hadith is another meaning that is preferred. However hadith scholars say that it is out of the question for the devil to become a Muslim and add that it is better to use the phrase submit. The problem will be settled if we think that the jinn mentioned here is an unbeliever one. As a matter of fact, the unbeliever jinn are called devils.

How they reproduce and their life span?

There are male and female jinn, they get married and reproduce as we do; they eat, drink and die. Their life span however, is far greater than ours. They are said to live between 1000 and 1500 years. It is because they live in a different dimension. The flow of time is different there. Therefore, it is quite obvious that the news received by means of jinn are not unseen knowledge but based on their age and experience.

Their state in terms of faith and unbelief

There are unbelievers, believers and hypocrites (munafiqs) among jinn; the unbeliever jinn are called Satan. The jinn are also subject to trial and testing in this world and will be held responsible for their acts in the hereafter; they will go either to Hell or to Paradise. Those having faith in Allah and doing good deeds will be rewarded with Paradise, and those negating Him, and not seeking repentance from Him will be punished with hell just like us. After all, in the Quran the following is stated:

Many are the Jinn and men we have made for Hell: They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning). (7:179; 72:5)

The decree of denying the jinn

As their existences are made clear through the Quran and the practices of our Prophet, not affirming their existence is regarded as negation.

Today, plenty of things not discovered in the past have been proven through science. The fact that people are unable to see them cannot be evidence for their non-existence because people are incapable of seeing not only the jinn but also many other things. Man is rather limited in seeing, hearing, and understanding. Moreover, considering that we can see merely five out of million things, that we cannot see pain, suffering, love, hatred, fear, mind, electricity, wind and so forth and that we believe in most of them, the invisibility of the jinn does not mean that they do not exist.

Their dwellings

It is understood that jinn are mostly found in ruins, and unclean places. As a matter of fact, our Prophet (pbuh) informed us that the garbage left at home is the place where they come together. Based on this statement, some scholars hold the opinion that our Prophet called our attention to the cleanness in Islam by the fact that, like invisible jinn, the unseen microbes which are fast to reproduce can cause some ailments. They say that some hadiths point out to some microbes by the use of the term jinn. Additionally, it is observed that there used to be a common opinion amongst our Prophets companions and their followers that the jinn would live inside the holes. A hadith relevant to this subject is as follows:

Abdullah b. Sarjis (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates: the Messenger of Allah enjoined us from pissing into holes of insects. The commentators of the Quran asked Qatada why it was rendered reprehensible. Those places are said to be the homes of the jinn he replied. (5)

(1) Muslim, Munafiqin, 69.
(2) Tirmizi, Rada, 17/1172; A. H. Musnad, III, 309; Darimi, Sunan, II, 320, Riqaq, 66.
(3) Tirmizi, Rada, 17/1172; İ. Jawzi, Talbisu Iblis, p. 34.
(4) Abdurrazzaq, Musannaf, XI, 32.
(5) Abu Dawud, Taharah, 16, (29)

What should be done in order to be able to see jinn?

To those who have thoughts like, “I want to see jinn”, “I want to talk to jinn”, “Is it possible to see and talk to jinn?” “I want to have jinn, too”, etc!!!

If your nature is suitable, you can contact jinn in accordance with your ability. However, it is not a virtue to be able to see jinn. That is, a person must not regard himself different and fortunate because he can see jinn. Unfortunately, many people use those abilities in order to deceive people. If man wants virtues and merits, he must show it in serving Allah and worshipping.

Abdullah says the following about the issue:

Having contact with jinn has some ways and requires a guide and being an expert. If ways, principles and guides are not used, there will be risks of getting into trouble. If those people are unaware about the spiritual world and do not know where to stand, they may be attacked by wicked souls; they can get under the control of them and turn out to be toys in their hands. The jinn sometimes lead those people into pride and arrogance and sometimes try to scare and threaten them and make them talk on their behalf and make them serve for themselves. In the 20th century, Gulam Ahmad Qadiyani became a victim of those wicked jinn. He wanted to struggle for Islam in the way of Fakirism against Yogizm but was attacked by wicked souls and became one of their toys. Wicked souls, at first, made him accept that he is a mujaddid and then Mahdi and later made him believe that he was Jesus. In the end, he said “God got into my body, was seen in my body”. Wicked souls can easily have contact with wicked people and can cause them to go crazy. (1)

So, we can understand that such events can happen and jinn can be contacted by experts and they can be made do something, but it is extremely dangerous to regard it as fun and become busy with it without having enough knowledge.

(1) Abdullah Qadir, S. Nur, p. 152


8-) Will you give information about the death of jinn? Where do jinn bury the dead bodies of jinn?

We hear that there is an incident called “the burning of jinn, making jinn burn”. When some people visit some spirituals, exorcists, etc, they hear some statements like the following: “I made ……..(so many) jinn burn. So many jinn were burnt."

How can jinn who were created out of smokeless fire burn? Is this burning normal burning that we know; or is a physical and chemical operation in question?

What is obtained through experience and research is as follows:

Jinn are conscious and clever living beings like humans. However, man is superior to jinn in terms of mind and reasoning. Jinn have some superior aspects to man like speed, appearance and going to the past and returning. They also have spirits like us. They remain alive thanks to their spirits. The difference between them and us is the fact that our spirit is related to a mass of molecules and a material body; and jinn's spirit is related to energy and a current.

When man dies, the spirit leaves the body and goes to the realm of barzakh. The body consisting of flesh and bones is put into the ground. After a while, the body decays and becomes part of the ground. It changes form and is transformed into another state. However, the number of atoms and the balance of constant mass in the universe do not change. When a jinni dies, its spirit goes to the realm of barzakh; its spiritless body, that is, its energy, remains in the world as energy.  

When the people who naturally have magnetic current and energy in their bodies and whom we call "medium" encounter jinn, they can neutralize jinn based on the amount of the current and energy in their body. The neutralization of a jinni means its death.  

Jinn die either normally or through outside intervention by being neutralized. It is necessary to determine well whether this death originates from the prayers that are said or due to a law of physics.

Yes, the magnetic power in man sometimes kills and sometimes injures jinn. It depends on the state of the positive or negative current of that person at that time and the form and state of a jinni when it passes into the material realm from its own realm.


9-) Can jinn know what we have in our mind and what we are thinking about?

Man, who was sent to the world as superior to all beings and as a vicegerent, is superior to jinn in terms of his nature, intelligence, mind, memory, reasoning and worshipping. Some jinn who do not learn from the heavenly religions but learn from Satan do not accept this superiority and are jealous of man.

Allah Almighty states the following regarding the issue in the Quran:

“We have indeed created man in the best of moulds.”(at-Tin, 95/4)

Thus, He states that man is superior to not only jinn but also all of the beings.

Jinn do not accept the superiority of man; they put man in difficulty and do their best so that man will be in need of them. Those who do not know about the nature and structure of jinn hope for their help. Spirituals and healers benefit from these gullible people and their ignorance. 

The people who do not know about the nature and structure of jinn sometimes overestimate jinn. That is, they see jinn as creatures that know everything, that have power over everything and that have great talents and as superior to man. This is sheer delusion.


10-) Can you give some information about UFOs (aliens)?

People are interested in topics that they cannot understand. We wondered how big the earth we live on was and what would happen if we went to the end of it. Those days, the fastest vehicle that we could invent was the sailing boat. Without rising and taking photographs, humanity could find out that the world was round by pushing the limits of these sailing boats all the way through, with the reinforcement of courage.

The aliens of those days on the land that had just been discovered were natives and animals. Although we lived in the same world, every new culture and tribe developed different tools and languages. For instance, Australians had invented a tool called boomerang for hunting while Asian people used bow and arrow in the world in which aerodynamic properties and gravitation were the same. Lots of different lifestyles in different places of the world show that there is no limit for human mind and imagination.

Those unlimited dreams of us arouse curiosity in us. Nowadays, dreams of science world are focused on searching for extraterrestrial smart life. It will be really the most important news the world has experienced so far if some people say someday that they communicate with living creatures from other planets.

People are divided into two parts on that matter. Some say that it will be possible to communicate with extraterrestrial smart creatures while others say that even if there are extraterrestrial smart creatures, communication with them is not possible because of the distance. Moreover, there is a matter of debate about those kinds of creatures’ visiting the world on and on. The issue of UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) have been preoccupying people for years. To figure out what extent it is possible, let us see the walls separating us from possible aliens and let us investigate the data together.

This issue, that is, the issue UFO and extraterrestrial smart life, is quite large but it needs investigating in terms of limiting factors. For example, the issue can be reduced to the level that almost everybody can understand when investigated in social and physical aspects. First of all, I would say that UFO means “Unidentified Flying Object” contrary to the thought that it means a spaceship. For, that word is the acronym of the phrase (Unidentified Flying Object) in English. So, that definition includes all the things that are flying and unclear because of appearing a very short time and probably because of being seen from a distance. Even a balloon a kid has slipped through his fingers falls into the category of UFO if people that have seen it from a distance cannot get what it is because people that have seen it in the act of flying cannot determine what it is.

If we have a look at the physical size of claimed visits, we will be confronted by a number of formidable obstacles. Under normal conditions, we have to think that our alien friends that are able to visit us are from our galaxy and are relatively close to us. Since there is no other planet in our solar system containing smart life apart from the world we live in, it will be reasonable to start with one of the closest stars.

Up to now, we have not identified visually even another planet that is orbiting around a star other than the sun. We just doubt whether there is a planet around it, based on the little vibrations on the star due to some pull factors. It is not possible now to see a planet surrounding another star with a telescope or any other instrument because it is like the example I will give below:

We cannot see the firefly around the headlights of a car which is far away even if we can see the bright headlights when they are turned to us. The light of the firefly is not strong enough to reach a long distance; and headlights are too bright to make it invisible. The light of a planet is less than the light of a firefly near the headlight in the example when compared to a star. In other words, it is impossible now to identify neither whether the planet orbiting another star has appropriate conditions to live nor whether there is a planet over there.

If we suppose that those aliens have technology to overcome it, they need some other data to visit the inhabitants of a planet they saw – for example, whether there is intelligent life there or not. In order to identify it, the only data that indicate our presence are telecasts and radio broadcasts. The invention of the radio is still so recent. The first broadcast in the world has reached a maximum 80 light-year distance now. That is, a person living further away cannot notice our presence here.

All science world agree unanimously that there is no other way to understand our existence here other than by means of radio signals reaching space. In that case, we cannot expect probable visitors from a distance further than 80 light years. Moreover, that distance is valid providing that once they get the first pulse, they set off, come here in one second and arrive in the world nowadays. Even if it is regarded that the spaceships that we think they have travel at speed of light, we have to reduce the actual distance to 40 light years because it lasts about 80 light years to arrive here. (We need to regard that those visitors are in a 40 light-year distance, hear us in the 40th year and travel for 40 years!) Furthermore, the distance will decrease more by reason of the fact that the first radio signals were only 30 years old in 1950s if it is considered the first and the most widespread UFO observations were in those years. So, it will be adequate to do some research on stars that are 15 light years away in order to search the claims about our alien visitors in those years when radio waves had just reached a 30 light-year distance, not 40.

The claims that magnificent monuments in ancient civilizations, for example, Ancient Egypt, Kampuchea-Anchor and Mexico, and sky-maps were taught or made by aliens are impossible because there was no broadcasting out in those years. For, there was no signal to attract these aliens that came to teach us in those days.

If we go back to the case of about 15 light-year distance, there are 50 stars in the global distances of the world’s 15 light-year radius. Proxima Centauri, the closest one of them, is at a distance of approximately 4,3 light years. Concorde, the current fastest airliner of the world, can cover that distance in 2.454.337 (two million four hundred fifty four thousand three hundred thirty seven) years. A space shuttle has to travel at very high speed, for at least 175.000 (one hundred seventy five thousand) years to arrive here. Let us set aside this hardness supposing that aliens have high-speed (about speed of light) space shifts and look at the other aspects of the topic. There are lots of drawbacks that reduce the possibility of having systems of planets containing life conditions of about 50 stars in light-year distance. A star needs some features to provide life conditions. It will be useful to have a look at the system of star classification.

Stars are examined in 7 categories. Every star is included in a category of, from bigger to smaller, (O, B, A, F, G, K, M) based on their size and brightness. For example, the sun is a star of category G. That is to say, it is a small yellow-white star below the average. Furthermore, every category is separated into 10 subcategories and 8 brightness categories. For example, the sun is classified as G2V, in other words, it is a yellow dwarf star, included in category G.

Since very big stars (especially O, B, A and to a large extent F categories) run out of their fuels too fast, they are in short supply and are not appropriate for life with their short life and unsteady state. The smallest and pallid stars (category M and smaller ones of category K) are again inadequate for containing life and system of planets. In that case, we need to have a look at category G stars, which are close to us, and partly category K stars. There are 3 stars which are included in that category and are 15 light years away and closer. These stars are two stars in Centauri system, which is 4,3 light years away and the star called Epsilon Eridani, which is 10 light years away. It is reckoned that the two stars in Alpha Centauri system form a three-star system that orbit around one another and share the systems, they cannot have a stable planet system as we have by reason of their gravity disequilibrium. Therefore, we have to eliminate the star called Alpha Centauri A, which is almost the same as the sun, and its neighbor. There remains only Epsilon Eridani. That star is quite a young star with its age of about 500 million years and it still needs a lot of time for comprise a stable planet system to form around it.

As is seen, there is no planet system containing life conditions around us -at least so close to us as to be able to be informed about us- even if they get to the top of their technological capabilities. There is no need to search further because it is too hard to believe in the existence of the creatures that will find us by chance thought they do not know we are here, among the stars and planets that are more than the sands in the seas.

Now, let us talk about the issue whether aliens visit our world or not socially and suppose that it really happened in spite of all physical obstacles, including the light-year walls that separate us, by accepting the existence of aliens. Almost 50 years passed after the first UFOs were seen. When we think that at least one of these thousands of observations was a real alien visit, a question comes to mind:

- If we had the spaceships and similar technology that aliens had and went to their planet covering tens of light year distance, would we communicate with these creatures officially with our wonderful equipment and knowledge

At least, would we not say “We have come and we live in such and such place”? I do not suppose that there is a person who will say, “No, we would stay for a couple of seconds in a city’s sky after covering such a big distance.” It is so interesting that people who take alien visits seriously believe that aliens build spaceships to visit other planets and cover such a big distance and turn back after coming here even without saying hello.

Personally, I find the claims that they do not want to frighten us or they want to wait for us to develop surprising. I respect claims about aliens regarding them as an opinion and an idea in spite of its apparent impossibility as long as they are not associated with materialistic and coincidental philosophy.

Personally, if the things that we seek are different lifestyles and different creatures, we should seek at dimensions that we could not pass into, not far away, maybe closer than our heart. All explanations about displays and stories that seem unbelievable are in our Book, in which all the secrets of the universe are written. If we seek all the truths about them or other intelligent creatures, this is the address: Verses 8-9, the chapter of Jinn.

“And we have sought (to reach) the heaven but found it filled with powerful guards and burning flames. And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing, but whoever listens now will find a burning flame lying in wait for him.”

(se Mehmet AKYÜREK, Duvarları Aş da Gel, Zafer Magazine, 2001/297)


11-) For how many centuries have jinn been living in the world? Did jinn exist before Hz. Adam?

We do not know for how many centuries jinn have been living.

However, we know that they existed years before Hz. Adam/human beings were created.

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Were jinn created before human beings?


12-) Were jinn created before human beings? Are jinn superior to human beings? Will the realm of jinn be different in the hereafter?

Allah states the following about the creation of these two species in a verse regarding the issue:

“We created man from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape; And the Jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind.” (al-Hijr, 15/26-27)

As it is understood from the verse, Jaann (jinn, the ancestor of jinn) were created beforehuman beings. If it is considered that the creation ofhuman beings is the last ring of the creation of the universe, jinn were created as the second last ring. 

Man, who was sent as the vicegerent above all jinn and beings, is superior to jinn in terms of his nature, creation as well as his intelligence, intellect, memory, reasoning and worshipping. Some jinn who have not learned any lessons from a heavenly religion do not accept this superiority of man due to the lessons they have received from Satan and are jealous of man. 

Allah states the following in the Quran regarding the issue:

“We have indeed created man in the best of molds.” (at-Tin, 95/4)

Thus, He states that man is superior to not only jinn but also all beings.  

Jinn do not accept the superiority of human beings; in addition, they put human beings in difficult positions and do their best in order to make them need them. Those who do not know the nature and structure of jinn expect help from them. Spiritualists and healers make use of these gullible and ignorant people.

Those who do not know the nature, essence and structure of jinn sometimes overestimate them. They regard them and show them as beings that know everything, that can do everything, that are talented and that are superior to human beings. This is sheer delirium.

Who lived in the world before human beings?

It is understood from some expressions in the Quran that some beings that were held responsible like human beings were lived in the world before human beings. However, it is not possible to say something definite about what kind of beings they were. Badiuzzaman Said Nursi sates the following regarding the issue:

“I will create a vicegerent on earth.” (al-Baqara, 2/30) The word ‘vicegerent (khalifa)’ in the verse suggests that before conditions on the earth were readied for human life, there were intelligent creatures for whose lives, conditions during the earth’s early epochs were suitable. This view is in conformity with wisdom. The most widely held view is that these creatures were a species of jinn, but they spread corruption on the earth so were succeeded by mankind." (1)

Abdullah Aydemir, who gathered the views of hadith and fiqh scholars, states in his book called “Tefsirde İsrailiyyat” the following verse, which forms the basis for evidence about the views put forward regarding the issue, that tafsir scholars mention many things while interpreting this verse and that one of them is the information about the inhabitants of the earth before Hz. Adam:

“Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not.".” 

Abdullah Ibn Umar states the following: 

“Jinn, who were called Sons of Jaann, were in the world two thousand years before the creation of Hz. Adam. Allah sent an army consisting of angels against them because they caused mischief and chaos in the world, shed blood and committed murders. These mischief-makers, who were punished by angels, saved their lives by taking refuge on the islands in the sea. Thereupon, God Almighty said to angels, “I will create a vicegerent on earth …” 

Ibn Abbas states the following: 

"Man was created out of mud. Jinn used to live in the world first. They shed blood on the earth and killed one another. Allah sent an army consisting of angels under the command of Iblis against them. Iblis and the angels under his command fought those jinn and drove them away to the islands in the sea and on mountains. After gaining this victory, Iblis felt conceited and boasted: “I have done something that nobody else has done.” Allah knew this conceit in the heart of Iblis. The angels that were with Iblis did not know about it. God Almighty said to the angels that were with Iblis, “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” Thereupon, the angels said, “Will You place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood like the jinn You ordered us to drive away?” (2)

Footnotes:

(1) İşaratü’l-İ'caz, p. 201.
(2) Tabari, Tafsir, I/195-214;Tarikh, I/1,107-112.

 

JINNI, JINN

To hide, to remain hidden, invisible secret (hidden) forces.

An individual of jinn is called a jinni. The word "jaann" is synonymous with jinn. Ghoul and ifrit are other types of jinn.

Before Islam, jinn were the "satyrs" and "nymphs" of the desert in Arabia. They represented the part of the natural life that were not dominated by human beings and that remained as enemies. However, during the allegiance of the Prophet (pbuh), jinn were among the important and unknown deities. Makkan Arabs say that there is a close kinship between jinn and Allah (as-Saffat, 37/158); they even elevated jinn to the level of Allah's partners (al-An'am, 6/128) and they asked help from them. (al-Jumua, 62/6)

The existence of jinn is definite by the Quran and the Sunnah. Living creatures do not consist of the human beings in this material world only and the animals whose varieties we do not know. There are also some beings that can be seen only by prophets and pure slaves of Allah; they are angels and jinn. They are created in a form that can take various shapes. Angels never disobey Allah. They live in the sky but descend to the earth upon the order of Allah and ascend to the sky again. Jinn live on the earth like human beings. There are believers and unbelievers among them. Since the existence of angels and jinn is definite by the Quran and the Sunnah, denying them will damage the Islamic creed.

Jinn are held responsible like human beings; prophets were sent to jinn too: "O ye assembly of Jinn and men! Came there not unto you apostles from amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" (al-An'am, 6/130)

"And as for us, since we have listened to the Guidance, we have accepted it: and any who believes in his Lord has no fear, either of a short (account) or of any injustice." (al-Jinn, 72/13)

"Behold, We turned towards thee a company of Jinns (quietly) listening to the Qur'an: when they stood in the presence thereof, they said, "Listen in silence!" When the (reading) was finished, they returned to their people, to warn (them of their sins). They said, "O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Moses, confirming what came before it: it guides (men) to the Truth and to a Straight Path. "O our people, hearken to the one who invites (you) to Allah, and believe in him: He will forgive you your faults, and deliver you from a Penalty Grievous. "If any does not hearken to the one who invites (us) to Allah, he cannot frustrate ((Allah)'s Plan) on earth, and no protectors can he have besides Allah. such men (wander) in manifest error." (al-Ahqaf, 46/29-32)

Hadith narrators hold different views whether the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) saw jinn or not. According to the narration from Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud included in Muslim, the Prophet accepted the invitation of the jinn, saw them and guided them. According to the narration from Ibn Abbas included in Bukhari and Muslim, Hz. Prophet led the morning prayer in "Nahla" on the way to Uqaz Fair with his Companions; a group of jinn came and listened to the Quran; they became Muslims. God Almighty informed us about it in the first verses of the chapter of al-Jinn. (al-Jinn, 72/1-3)

Tafsir scholar Imam Qurtubi interprets these two narrations as follows: According to the narration of Ibn Abbas, Hz. Prophet did not see jinn in that incident; God Almighty informed him later that they listened to the Quran and became Muslims. However, the incident that Ibn Mas'ud narrates is different. As a matter of fact, Ibn Mas'ud said, "One night, we were with the Messenger of Allah. He suddenly disappeared. We looked for him in the valleys and on the mountains but we could not find him. We were very worried that night. In the morning, we saw him coming from the direction of Hira. We said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! We lost you. We looked for you but we could not find you. Therefore, we spent the whole night anxiously’ He said, ‘A jinni came to invite me. I went with him. I read the Quran to them.‘" (Qurtubi, al-Jami' li-Ahkamil-Qur'an, Beirut 1967, XIX, 2 ff.)

The jinn did not know the unseen. (Saba, 34/14) They cannot find out what Allah informed His prophets about: "Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it." (ash-Shuara, 26/212)

Jinn were created before human beings. It is stated in the Quran that they were created from a poisonous fire:

"And the Jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind." (al-Hijr, 15/27)

There are male and female jinn. They get married, reproduce, eat and drink. There are old ones and young ones. They are also held responsible like human beings; they have to obey Allah's orders and prohibitions: "I have only created Jinn and men, that they may serve Me." (adh-Dhariyat, 51/56)

The nature of Jinn is suitable for taking different shapes and doing hard work. As a matter of fact, as it is stated in the Quran (an-Naml, 27/39), when Hz. Sulayman (Solomon) wanted the throne of Balqis to be brought from Yemen, a jinni said he would bring it before Hz. Sulayman got up from his throne and that he had the power to do it. Hz. Sulayman was in Jerusalem and the throne was in Yemen. To bring it in a second meant to have a big speed and power. Hz. Sulayman made the jinn do hard jobs: Which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?" Said an 'Ifrit, of the Jinn: "I will bring it to thee before thou rise from thy council: indeed I have full strength for the purpose, and may be trusted."  Said one who had knowledge of the Book: "I will bring it to thee within the twinkling of an eye!" Then when (Solomon) saw it placed firmly before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord."

"…And there were Jinn that worked in front of him, by the leave of his Lord, and if any of them turned aside from our command, We made him taste of the Penalty of the Blazing Fire." (Saba, 34/12)

Satan is also from jinn. Allah ordered him to prostrate before Hz. Adam but Satan did not prostrate stating that he was created out of fire and that Adam was created out of dust. Thereupon, Allah dismissed him from His mercy and Satan became an unbeliever. (al-Baqara, 2/24) The leader of Satan is called Iblis. Satan resorts to various ways in order to deceive human beings. It is necessary to avoid him:

"And to Solomon (We made) the Wind (obedient): Its early morning (stride) was a month's (journey), and its evening (stride) was a month's (journey); and We made a Font of molten brass to flow for him; and there were Jinn that worked in front of him, by the leave of his Lord, and if any of them turned aside from our command, We made him taste of the Penalty of the Blazing Fire?" (Yasin, 36/60)

"Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy." (Fatir, 35/6).

Hz. Prophet (pbuh) said,

"Allah made a jinni a friend for you each.” The Companions asked, "O Messenger of Allah! You too?" The Messenger of Allah said, "Yes. However, Allah helped me against him and he became a Muslim. He orders me only good deeds now." (at-Taj, V, 233)

It is understood from this hadith that Satan makes man go astray. According to Ahl as-Sunnah belief, Satan harms man’s body and mind.

Most philosophers, especially Ibn Sina and Farabi do not accept the existence of jinn but some of them do. They call jinn low souls. They claim that jinn respond faster than the heavenly spirits but that they are weaker.

On the other hand, the nations who believe in prophets and have certain shari'ahs accepted the existence of jinn without hesitation but they put forward different opinions about their nature. Some say they are aerial beings; that is, they were created from the wind and that they could take various forms. Some of them say they are essence and that they are not properties or matter. They divide these essences into some parts with various natures. Some of them are good, righteous and charitable. Others are bad, vile and evil. Only Allah knows their number.

Some madhhabs say jinn are material but that their nature are different and that their attributes are the same. Their attributes are as follows: they take up space, they are three dimensional, such as having length, width and depth. Jinn are divided into parts like subtle, lofty and low. It is not impossible for aerial, subtle things not to resemble other objects in terms of nature. Therefore, they have their own knowledge, they can do hard jobs that people cannot do and they can take various forms and shapes. This is because God Almighty gave them this power. Some madhhabs say that things are equal in terms of their nature and that body was not necessary for being alive. Imam Abul-Hasan al-Ash'ari and his followers hold this view.

On the other hand, Mu'tazila does not accept this view and the existence of jinn. They claim that body is necessary for being alive and that the body must be solid in order to able to do difficult things. This view has been rejected by the majority. For, those who hold this view deny extraordinary things and reject the things whose existence is definite by the Book and the Sunnah.

Jinn are also dealt with in two parts in terms of the religion of Islam: believers and unbelievers. Jinn are to believe in the Prophet (pbuh) like human beings. For, the Prophet was sent also to them. Therefore, the jinn who believe in him are included in the group of believers and enter Paradise with believers. Those who do not believe in him will be with devils and go to Hell.

Since jinn are held responsible for Islam, they must be informed about it and the religion of Islam must be conveyed to them. At this point, the contact of jinn with the Prophet is in question.

When jinn were not yet aware of the prophethood of Hz. Muhammad (pbuh), they used to ascend to the sky and listen secretly to what was spoken there. They used to add many things to what they heard and convey them to people. They had not known about the prophethood of Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) yet when they tried to hear things in the sky as they usually did on one occasion. However, this time, they encountered burning fires and violent guardians. They started to investigate the reason for this. They flocked to the earth. A group among them found the Prophet while praying in Nahla. They listened to the Quran; they were astonished by its beauty and perfection. It is stated that there were three to ten of them or nine of them.

Our Prophet (pbuh) taught them Islam (Muslim, 1, 332, Kitabus-Salat, hadith no: 150-153, Abu Dawud, 1, 10, hadith no: 39). It should be reminded immediately that jinn re creatures that are totally opposite to us. Only Allah and His Messenger know how they are held responsible for Islam. We only need to believe it.

Şâmil İA