Origins Of The Jinn •Thread•
▪︎Existence Of The Jinn:

•The Qur'an & The Sunnah indicate that the jinn exist, and there is a purpose for their existence in this life,

•Allah says: "And I did not create the jinn and humans except they worship me." [51:56]
▪︎Essence Of The Jinn:

•Allah has told us in His Book the essence from which the jinn were created. He says: "And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire." [15:27]

•"And the jinn did He create from a smokeless flame of fire." [55:15]
▪︎Types Of The Jinn:

•Allah has created different types of jinn. Among them are those who can take on different forms such as dogs & snakes; some who are like flying winds with wings; and some who can travel and rest.
•Shaykh Ibn Taymīyyah رحمه الله said:

"....They may also appear in human form, as the Shaytaan came to Quraysh in the form of Suraaqah ibn Maalik ibn Ja‘sham, when they wanted to go out to Badr."

[Majmoo' al-Fatawaa [19/44, 45]
•It is important to note that from amongst the jinn, there are Muslims and then there are the shayateen and the kuffar [disbelievers]
▪︎Possession & Power Of The Jinn:

•Jinns have the capability of possessing humans. Allah says in His Book: "Those who eat riba [usury] will not stand (on the day of resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by shaytan leading him astray." [2:275]

•The jinn may speak from inside of a person who has been possessed and address the one who is reading verses of the Qur'an over him

▪︎Protection From The Jinn:

1• Seeking refuge in Allah from the jinn
2• Reciting al-Mu'awwidhatayn
[last 2 chapters, al-Falaq & al-Nas]
3• Reciting Aayat al-Kursi
4• Reciting Surah al-Baqarah & the last verses of it
5• Remembering Allah often [dhikr]
▪︎Places Where The Jinn Reside:


May Allah protect us from the evils of the jinn,

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