Al Qur’aan wa Sunnah. Group Presentation. Who are the Jinn?. " And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)." (Surah Adh-Dhariyat, 51:56). . . . By Sisters Fatima , Jamila & Sister Qamar. The jinns are part of the unseen world
And verily, We created mankind from sounding clay of altered smooth mud and the jinn We created from smokeless fire. (Surah Al-Hijr, 15:26-27)
Two thousand years before (mankind) was created, there were Jinn on (the Earth), and they caused corruption on it and shed blood. Then Allah sent against them a troop of Angels who beat them and cast them away to islands in the seas. So, when Allah said: I am placing (mankind) generations after generations on Earth, They (the Angels) said, Will You place therein one who will cause corruption and shed blood Just as those Jinn did? Then Allah said: I know that which you do not know. (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:30)
“The Messenger of Allaah said: The jinn are of three types: a type that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that travels stops for rest then resumes its journey.”
(Hadith reported by al-Tahhaawi and al-Tabaraani.
Albaani reported it with a saheeh isnaad).
Iblis was one of the jinn’s and he broke the command of his lord, do you take him and his offspring to be your friends, apart from me. (Surah Al-Kahf, 18:50)
But the jinn’s know quite well that they have indeed to appear before his judgement seat.
(Surah As-Saaffat, 37:158)
Even though the jinns and humans are in two separate worlds, they have the same purpose of life.
Even though the jinns are part of the unseen world and we can not see them, they can still however effect us in our every day lives.
From the age of puberty we all get assigned our own personal jinn, whose mission in life is to tempt you to do evil till the day you die
On the authority of Ibn Mas`ud (may allah be pleased with him) who said, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said:
"There is not any one of you except that he has been assigned his companion from among the jinn and his companion from among the angels." They said, "Even you, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "Even me, except that Allah has helped me against him and he has submitted, so that I am unharmed and so he orders me to do nothing but good."
[Hadith reported by Muslim.]
"Verily, We made the devils helpers and protectors for those who disbelieve"
(Surah Al-Araf, 7:27)
Communicating, calling out, praying, supplicating, seeking help and assistance from the jinns is associating partners with Allah
'And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (the jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief.’
(Surah Al-Jinn, 72:6-7)
'...will you take him (Iblees) and his children as protectors besides me? And they are enemies to you!..'
(Surah Al-Kahf, 18: 50)
The jinns will never help or protect us. They will only bring destruction to us, and lead us to the hellfire.
“And We have guarded it (the heavens) from every accursed devil, except one who is able to snatch a hearing and he is pursued by a brightly burning flame" (Surah Al-Hijr, 15:18)
Our Prophet Muhammad (sa) said: "They (the Jinns) would pass the information back down until it reaches the lips of a magician or fortune-teller. Sometimes a meteor would overtake them before they could pass it on. If they passed it on before being struck, they would add to it a hundred lies" [Hadith reported by Bukhari]
“They followed what the Shayaateen (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaymaan. Sulaymaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic”
(Surah Baqarah 2:102)
“Then when we decreed death for him (Sulaymaan), nothing informed them (the jinns) of his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept slowly chewing away at his stick, so when he fell down, the jinns saw clearly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment.”
(Surah Saba, 34:12-14).
“Except him on whom your Lord has bestowed His Mercy and for that did He create them. And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled saying: Surly, I shall fill Hell with Jinns and men all together”.
(Surah Hud, 11:119)
Simply seeking refuge in Allah from the jinn is a means of protection for us
"And if an evil whisper from Shaytaan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allaah. Verily, He is the All Hearer, the All Knower" (Surah Fussilat, 41:36)
"Whoever withdraws himself from the remembrance of [Allah] Most Gracious, We assign to him a Shaytaan, to be his comrade." (Surah Az-Zukhruf, 43:36)
Say: Laillaha illalla, Subhanallah, Alhamdulilla, Allahu Akbar, “Aoothubillahi minashitani rajeem”
Say: 'My Lord! I seek refuge with you from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayaateen (devils). And I seek refuge with you, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.'" (Surah Al-Mumenoon, 23:97-98)
Seeking Knowledge of Islaam
“[Satan] has no authority over those who believe and place trust in their Lord." (Surah An-Nahl, 16: 99)
“When the Shaytaan hears the call to prayer, he runs away fast.”’
(Hadith reported by Muslim).
Mentioning the name of Allah, making Dua
The Messenger of Allah (sa) said “Whoever of you desires the heart of the Garden should cling to the community. Shaytan is with the solitary person and further off from a couple.” (Hadith reported by At – Tirmidh)
“And Shaitân will say when the matter has been decided: "Verily, Allâh promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allâh (by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)."
(Surah Ibrahim, 14:22)
May Allah have mercy on us all and grant us into his Jannah. Ameen