Alhamdulillahi rabbil- 'alamin was salatu was salamu 'ala ashrifil anbiya wal-mursalin nabiyina Muhammad wa 'ala alihi wa sahbihi ajma 'in
Jinn from an Islamic perspective
In Islam the jinns are living creatures with free will and created from smokeless fire. They are sharing this world with us like the other creations of Allah. The word jinni in Arabic is to hide or conceal they can be good or evil like us. They are invisible from human as the name suggested and this is the reason that some people denied their existents. (www.islamreligion.com). The Jinns were created earlier than humans and Allah says “Indeed we created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And we created the jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire” (Surah Al-hij Verses 27).
The jinns are required like us to worship Allah alone and to be Muslims. The reason Allah create them is exactly same as the reasons he creates for humans as Allah says “I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship me”. ( Surah I-dhariyat- Verse 56). In the day of judgement they will be accountable for their deeds like Humans and will either go to hell or heaven. (Surah Al-Rahman - Verse 31)
Therefore, jinns have different believes like humans some are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist atheist and some other believes that are direct link devil worshiping which are some humans practice too. The majority of jinns are not Muslims and those jinns who are not Muslim are the soldiers of the most well-known jinn Iblees, or Satan. The Satan’s soldiers are called Shayadiin (devils). (Surah Al-araf -Verse7) In the time of prophet Muhammed may the mercy and blessing of Allah be upon him there were group of jinn who became Muslims after they ...
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...5) And there are many reasons why jinns will posses people Ibnu timiyyah catagarised jinn possession into three, first jinns have free will like us and they may not like the person or may just do it. Secondly, the jinn may love the person and possess him or her. Thirdly, one may inflict harm on the jinn and in form of revenge jinn may possess the person. In addition other human may used the jinn to possess a person in the form of magic. However, possession of jinns happened in four conditions. First condition, in extreme anger, there are many hadiths about anger, most of hadith inform us anger is from devils. (http://myhadithoftheday.co) Second condition, excessive fear this is make us weak. Third condition, not remembering Allah such neglecting the deen and not using the adkar . Four conditions, is in when one is extremely in his or he desire, or doing sin.
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