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9 Questions about the Jinn



9 Questions about the Jinn





Speaker: Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan


Length: 1:45


Language: Arabic/English


Translator: Salah al-Iranee
http://www.dusunnah.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=423:9-questions-about-the-jinn-video&catid=140:others&Itemid=160




Question 1:


“Has it been authentically reported regarding the Jinn, that they see us (humans) from where we cannot see them in this world; however in the hereafter we would see them from where they cannot see us?”


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


“They see us from where we cannot see them has been mentioned in the Quran. (Allah said)


“Verily, he – meaning Shaytan, and Qabîluhu – meaning the Jinn, see you from where you cannot see them.”[1]


As for the hereafter then Allah knows best, I do not know anything that suggests such a thing - that the opposite will occur (meaning) we will see them from where they cannot see us. I don’t know regarding this.”




Question 2:


“Is it correct that the Jinn may be populated in one country more than another, as we hear that they are spread in some Arab lands more than others? And is there a specific reason for this population?”


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


“Yes, the Jinn have (specific) places without a doubt. They have places where they meet just like human beings, they have places where they meet and reside in. They are like human beings in this regard.”


Question 3:


“Can it be understood from the story of the Jinn who listened to the recitation of the Quran by the Prophet that the Muslim Jinn attend the Masaajid when the Quran is being recited or in some of the various gatherings of remembrance?”


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


“Yes, the Muslim Jinn attend lessons, attend (the gatherings of) Quraic recitation with their brothers from the humans. Even thought we do not see them, they attend.”




Question 4:


“That which is referred to as “ghosts” Is this from the names of Jinn?”


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


“I don’t know what “ghost” are. I don’t know about them.”




Question 5:


“Do the Jinn have different religions just as humans have Christianity, Judaism and other (religions)?”




Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


Just as you have heard in the Quran;


“We are groups each having a different way (religious sect, etc.).”[2]


So from them are Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, Polytheists, Atheists and from them are Muslims, disobedient and sinful ones, they have groups. Nothing unites the Jinn and Humans expect adhering to the Quran and Sunnah. This is what unites the humans and Jinn, adhering to the Quran and Sunnah.”




Question 6:


“We are humans and our father is Aadam, so can it also said that the father of the Jinn is Iblis?


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


“This is what they say and Allah knows best. However Iblis is from them (Allah said)


“He was one of the Jinn.”[3]


So he was from their race even if he is not their father. The knowledge (of this matter) is with Allah.




Question 7:


What is the meaning that every human has a qareen (a companion) from the Jinn, and is it correct this qareen can inform the people regarding what had happened in the past and what is to happen (in the future)?


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:


“As for informing of what is to happen in the future then none has knowledge (of the future) expect Allah. No one can provide information regarding this neither a Jinn nor a Human, indeed (knowledge of) the unseen belongs to Allah.


"(He Alone) the All-Knower of the Ghâ'ib (unseen), and He reveals to none His Ghâ'ib (unseen)."[4]


Just as it has been revealed in this chapter, As for a person having a qareen (a companion) from the Jinn and a qareen from the Angels, then yes. A person has a qareen from the Angels calling him to do good and a qareen from the Jinn and Shayaateen calling him to do evil. So whichever one of them prevails over him then he would be with him, whichever one of them prevails over him then he would be with him. It is a test from Allah.”




Question 8:


“The statement of Allah,


“If they (non-Muslims) had believed in Allâh, and went on the Right Way (i.e. Islâm) we should surely have bestowed on them water (rain) in abundance.”[5]


Does this mean the Jinn are in need of water?


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan – Without a doubt the Jinn just like the human is in need of water, food and drinks. Just like humans, all of them have provisions from Allah.


“And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allâh.”[6]


meaning the Jinn, humans, cattle, animals, insects and for all of the creatures.”




Question 9:


“Is it reported that the lifespan of the jinn is very long and it is estimated to be hundreds of years? Is this reported in the religion?”


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:




“I don’t know anything regarding this, I don’t know anything regarding this. This should not be said except with authentic proof.”




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[1] Al-A'raf 7:27


[2] Al-Jinn 72:11


[3] Al-Kahf 18:50


[4] Al-Jinn 72:26


[5] Al-Jinn 72:16


[6] Hud 11:6





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