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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 10:15
This is one of the weirdest chainmails I've ever seen.

Question: From the Islamic POV, what difference does it make if a Jew (or
Christian or Zoroastrian for that matter) sells his soul to Ibliss? Isn't
he/she damned anyway?


Quoting Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>:

> Some world-building possibilities here? If you doubt the attraction of the > idea, goto > > I think Tolkien may have had the same idea for the Quendi. > > And that was _well_ before I received this email. > > Wesley Parish > > ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- > > Subject: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN > Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 07:21 > From: > To: > [[from] and [to] removed for a number of purposes - privacy being the > primary > motive] > > The World of the Jinn > > 1. The World of the Jinn > 2. Existence > 3. Abilities > 4. The Occult > 5. Footnotes > > Throughout history man has always had a deep attraction for the > supernatural > and the unseen. The existence of a world parallel to our own has always > fascinated people. This world is commonly referred to as the spirit world, > and almost every set of people have some concept of one. With some people, > these spirits are no more then the souls of dead people- or ghosts. With > others, spirits are either the forces of good or the forces of evil - both > battling against one another to gain influence over humanity. However, both > of these explanations are more in tune with folk tales and fantasy. The > true > explanation of such a world comes from Islam. Like every other way, Islam > also claims to explain this realm of the unseen. It is from this realm that > Islam explains to us about the world of the Jinn. The Islamic explanation > of > the Jinn provides us with so many answers to modem day mysteries. Without > the knowledge of this world, the Muslims would become like the non-Muslims > and be running around looking for any old answer to come their way. So, who > or what are the Jinn? Existence > The Jinn are beings created with free will, living on earth in a world > parallel to mankind. The Arabic word Jinn is from the verb 'Janna' which > means to hide or conceal. Thus, they are physically invisible from man as > their description suggests. This invisibility is one of the reasons why > some > people have denied their existence. However, (as will be seen) the affect > which the world of the Jinn has upon our world, is enough to refute this > modem denial of one of Allah's creation. The origins of the Jinn can be > traced from the Qur'an and the Sunnah. 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-Hijr 15:26-27) > Thus the Jinn were created before man. As for their physical origin, then > the > Prophet (saws) has confirmed the above verse when he said: "The Angels were > created from light and the Jinn from smokeless fire"[1]. It is this > description of the Jinn which tells us so much about them. Because they > were > created from fire, their nature has generally been fiery and thus their > relationship with man has been built upon this. Like humans, they too are > required to worship Allah and follow Islam. Their purpose in life is > exactly > the same as ours, as Allah says: "I did not create the Jinn and mankind > except to worship Me" > (Surah Ad-Dhariyat 51:56) > Jinns can thus be Muslims or non-Muslims. However, due to their fiery nature > the majority of them are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Jinns form a > part > of the army of the most famous Jinn, Iblis- the Shaytan[2]. Consequently, > these disbelieving Jinns are also called Shaytans (devils). As for the > Jinns > who become Muslims, then the first of them did so in the time of the > Prophet > (saws) when a group of them were amazed by the recitation of the Qur'an. > Allah orders the Prophet to tell the people of this event: "Say (O' > Muhammed): It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened and > said; 'Indeed we have heard a marvellous Qur'an. It guides unto > righteousness so we have believed in it, and we will never make partners > with our lord'" (Surah Al-Jinn 72:1-2) > In many aspects of their world, the Jinn are very similar to us. They eat > and > drink, they marry, have children and they die. The life span however, is > far > greater then ours. Like us, they will also be subject to a Final Reckoning > by Allah the Most High. They will be present with mankind on the Day of > Judgement and will either go to Paradise or Hell. Abilities > That which clearly distinguishes the Jinn from mankind, are their powers and > abilities. Allah has given them these powers as a test for them. If they > oppress others with them, then they will be held accountable. By knowing of > their powers, we can often make sense of much of the mysteries which go on > around us. One of the powers of the Jinn, is that they are able to take on > any physical form they like. Thus, they can appear as humans, animals trees > and anything else. Over the last few years the interest in the subject of > aliens and UFO's has become heightened. Programmes such as the X-files and > the Outer limits have increased the popularity of the theory that aliens > exist. Thousands of people have sighted strange looking creatures all over > the world. These sightings however, have still not proven substantially > that > aliens exist. Rather - and it seems more plausible all the sightings of > such > creatures were just Jinns parading in different forms. So the next time you > see something that looks like E.T, its most probably just a wicked Jinn > trying to scare and confuse you! The ability to possess and take over the > minds and bodies of other creatures is also a power which the Jinn have > utilised greatly over the centuries. This however, is something which has > been prohibited to them as it is a great oppression to possess another > being. Human possession is something which has always brought about great > attention. But the true knowledge of this subject is rare amongst the > people. Over the last 3 decades the subject of possession has become very > commercialised. During the 70's films such as The Exorcist and Rosemary's > Baby were used to educate people about possession. However, because such > institutions (the film industry) were heavily influenced by Christianity, > knowledge of the subject was non-existent. Rather then educate people about > Jinn possession, films such as The Exorcist just tended to scare the living > daylights out of us![3] Only through Islam can we understand such a > phenomena. We know as Muslims, that Jinns possess people for many reasons. > Sometimes it is because the Jinn or its family has been hurt accidentally. > It could be because the Jinn has fallen in love with the person. However, > most of the time possession occurs because the Jinn is simply malicious and > wicked. For this reason we have been told by the Prophet (saws) not to > loiter in those places where the Jinns reside, e.g. graveyards, ruins, > deserts, market places etc. We have also been commanded to recite the > Qur'an > frequently in our houses as the Prophet (saws) said: 'Indeed, the shaytan > flees from the house in which Surah AI-Baqarah (the 2nd chapter of the > Qur'an) is recited"[4]. If a person does become possessed, then the name of > Allah has to be used in expelling the Jinn. If we look at the practice of > the Prophet and his companions, we find many duas (supplications) to > exorcise the Jinn. All these duas invoke Allah to help the possessed > person. > How contrary this is to many modern-day exorcists. Many exorcists, Muslim > and non-Muslim, often invoke the names of others besides Allah to exorcise > the Jinn[5]. When the Jinn does leave, these people believe that their way > was successful. However, this is a ploy of the Jinn, as it knows that if it > obeys the exorcist, then it has succeeded in making him worship others > besides Allah i.e. commit shirk. The Jinn often returns when the exorcist > leaves, as it knows that nothing except the words of Allah can stop it from > oppressing others. It is not only humans which are possessed, but also > animals, trees and other objects. By doing this, the evil Jinn hope to make > people worship others besides Allah. The possession of idols is one way to > do this. Not so long ago the world-wide phenomenon of Hindu idols drinking > milk, shocked the world. From Bombay to London, Delhi to California, > countless idols were lapping up milk. Ganesh[6] the elephant god, Hanuman > the monkey god and even Shiva lingam, the male private organ(!), all seemed > to guzzle down the milk as if there was no tomorrow! Unfortunately people > were taken in by this (including Muslims) and many flocked to feed (?) the > Hindu gods. Anyone who knows about Jinn possession, will undoubtedly know > that this is a classic attempt to make people commit shirk. And it worked, > as many people started to worship these lifeless pieces of wood and marble. > Anyone with half a brain would say to themselves, 'why on earth does a god > need to be fed?!! Surely if Ganesh, Hanuman or Shiva were divine then they > wouldn't need feeding?' However, such common sense seemed to be lacking as > the Jinns played havoc with these gullible people. The Occult > Through their powers of flying and invisibility, the Jinn are the chief > component in occult activities. Voodoo, Black magic, Poltergeists, > Witchcraft and Mediums can all be explained through the world of the Jinn. > Likewise, so can the illusions and feats of magicians. Because the Jinn can > traverse huge distances over a matter of seconds, their value to magicians > is great. In return for helping them in their magic, the Jinns often ask > for > the magicians to sell their souls to them and even to Iblis. Thus the > magicians take the Jinn and Iblis as lords besides Allah. In our day, some > of the feats performed by magicians and entertainers are without doubt from > the assistance of the Jinn. Making the Statue of Liberty disappear, flying > across the Grand Canyon and retrieving a ship from the Bermuda Triangle[7], > have all been done by the Jewish magician David Copperfield. There is NO > way > that a man could do such things without the assistance of the Jinn. It > would > not be surprising therefore, if David Copperfield had sold his soul to > Iblis > himself. Because of their involvement with the Jinn, and its result in > shirk, the Prophet (saws) said: "The prescribed punishment for the magician > is that he be executed by the sword"[8]. Some may argue that this is > barbaric, but if, the likes of David Copperfield truly had powers, then > they > could just put theirheads back on again!! One of the most frequent > activities associated with the Jinn, is fortune telling. Before the advent > of the Prophet (saws) fortune-tellers and soothsayers were wide spread. > These people would use their associates from the Jinn to find out about the > future. The Jinns would go to the lowest heaven and listen to the Angels > conversing amongst themselves about events of the Future which they heard > from Allah. The Jinns would then inform the fortune-tellers. This is why > before the time of the Prophet (saws) many fortune-tellers were very > accurate in their predictions. However, upon the Prophet's arrival the > heavens were guarded intensely by the Angels, and any Jinn who tried to > listen was attacked by meteors (shooting stars): "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) > The Prophet (saws) also said: "They (the Jinn) would pass the information > back down until it reaches the lips of a magician or forrtune-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"[9]. > Thus, it is clear from this as to how fortune-tellers get predictions of > the > future right. It is also evident as to why they get so many wrong. Men like > Nostradamus[10] are an example, as some of his predictions of the future > were correct whilst many were completely wrong. Unfortunately, the amount > of > fortune telling which occurs amongst the Muslims is also increasing. By > visiting Muslim lands such as Morocco, one is able to see as to how much > inter Jinn-fortune-teller activity there really is. If you look up at the > sky on a clear night in Morocco, you will see the heavens ablaze with > shooting stars! A clear display of the devils being chased away from the > heavens. Fortune-tellers also operate through the Qareen. The Qareen is the > Jinn companion which is assigned to every human being. It is this Jinn > which > whispers to our base desires and constantly tries to divert us from > righteousness. The Prophet (saws) said: "Everyone of you has been assigned > a > companion from the Jinn. The companions asked: Even you O' Messenger of > Allah? And the Prophet replied: Even me, except that Allah has helped me > against him and he has submitted. Now he only tells me to do good"'[11]. > Because the Qareen is with a person all his life, it knows all that has > happened to the person from the cradle to the grave. By making contact with > the Qareen, the fortune-teller is thus able to make out that it is he who > knows about the person. He looks in his crystal ball or the palm of a > person > and proceeds to amaze him with knowledge which no one else knows[12]. The > severity of going to a fortune-teller is such that the Prophet (saws) said: > "The prayer of one who approaches a fortune-teller and asks him about > anything, will not be accepted for forty days or nights"[13] and: > "Whosoever > approaches a fortune-teller and believes in what he says, has disbelieved > in > what was revealed to Muhammed"[14] The effects of the Jinn are not just > limited to fortune-tellers. Other activities such as oujia boards and > seances, which are used to contact the dead, are manipulated by the Jinn. > 'Are you there Charlie? Speak to us Charlie!!' are the sort of words spoken > by anxious relatives (names are obviously different!) seeking to make > contact with their loved ones. And it is when the Jinn starts to talk and > communicate as 'Charlie', that the people are truly fooled[15]. One of the > biggest manipulations of the Jinn is through visions. Through these visions > the Jinns are more likely to lead people away from the worship of Allah > then > any other way. When a person sees a vision in front of his eyes it is > something which is very hard to explain away. Only by having knowledge of > the world of the Jinn and conviction in Allah, can a person fight such a > trial. The countless numbers of visions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary > over the centuries has been a popular choice for the devils. It almost > seems > as if leading Christians astray is the most easiest trick for the Jinns! > Not > only are Christians fooled by these visions, but often the Jinns possess > and > begin to talk from their voices. To the Christians this is known as the > tongues of the Angels and thus a proof for their faith. However, the amount > of unintelligible nonsense and rubbish which is heard is a clear proof that > this is in fact the tongues of the devils! For other people, visions of > their parents or relatives are commonplace. By taking on the form of > peoples > parents, the Jinns can convince people that the souls of dead people still > mix with the people of the earth. This is why so many people believe in > ghosts. The onslaught of satanic visions has also hit the Muslims. Many > Muslims claim to have seen visions of the Prophet Muhammed (saws) and even > Allah! By doing this, Shaytan is able to lead astray the weak Muslims. > Through such visions, Muslims are often told that the commands of Islam are > not applicable to them. The Jinns tell them that Prayer, Fasting, Hajj etc. > are not obligatory for them. It is a great deception and unfortunately one > which has been very effective. The extent of satanic visions still > continues > to this day. The recent death of Diana Princess of Wales sparked off great > love and adoration for this woman. In fact the grief of the British people > was such, that it was as if Diana was something divine. No sooner had the > mourning of Diana reached its peak, that visions of her were already being > seen at Hampton Court Palace! If these visions did occur, the desire of > Iblis and his army of Jinn to capitalise on this event, was evident. Such > visions are clear attempts by Iblis to lead mankind away from the path of > Allah [16]. > The world of the Jinn is one which is both sinister and intriguing. By > knowing of this world we can explain many of the mysteries and issues which > bother us. By doing this we can avoid the extremes which the people have > gone to; nothing being more extreme then worshipping others besides Allah. > By learning the Tawheed of Allah, we defend ourselves from these hidden > allies of Iblis: "Indeed he (Iblis) and his tribe watch you from a position > where you cannot see them" (Surah Al-A'raf 7:27) > Maybe there is a Jinn sitting in the corner of your room right now, or even > one behind you. If so, then how will you deal with this creation of Allah? > Learn Islam properly and you will be able to deal with all of Allah's > creation - and not just the Jinn. By becoming true Muslims and followers of > Islam, the fear of Iblis, Jinns and anything else will leave us - nothing > will touch the Believer unless Allah wills. Footnotes > 1 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol. 4, p.1540, No.7134 > 2 It must be remembered that Iblis is a Jinn and not an Angel. The concept > of > the Devil being a fallen Angel is from Christianity and not Islam. 3 In > fact > when The Exorcist was first shown on cinema, it was so scary that many > people fainted and one even died! 4 Authentic - Reported by Tirmidhee > 5 Whilst Christians invoke the name of Jesus, many Muslims invoke the name > of > pious Muslim saints! The rituals which are conducted by many Muslims are > more akin to voodoo then the exorcism practised by the Prophet and his > companions!! 6 Ganesh, the elephant headed deity, seemed to be the biggest > drinker! In fact it didn't just stop at milk. At the time of these > occurrences, a woman in India decided to see if Ganesh would drink anything > else - so she offered him whiskey!! And Lo and behold Ganesh drank the > Whiskey!!! Suffice to say, the woman was kicked out of India. 7 The ship > which was recovered was more then 50 years old. It subsequently caught > alight and was conveniently destroyed. 8 Authentic - Reported by Tirmidhee > 9 Reported by Bukhari - Eng. Trans. Vol.7, p.439, No.657 > 10 Michel de Nostradamus was a famous French soothsayer of the 16th century. > 11 Reported by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1472, No.6757 > 12 The classic example of how fortune tellers can be wrong is the case of > Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. Both went to see a fortune teller > who told Diana that she would live a long and happy life. A few weeks > later, > on August 31st 1997, Diana and Dodi Fayed were dead. After this the fortune > tellers flew for cover, as their evil art showed its decadence. 13 Reported > by Muslim - Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1211, No.5540 > 14 Authentic - Reported by Ahmed > 15 Ouija boards are so misleading, that people have even managed to get in > touch with the spirit of Jack the Ripper!! 16 An informative book on the > world of the Jinn is 'Ibn Taymeeyah's Essay on the Jinn' translated by Abu > Ameenah Bilal Phillips. > > NOTE :- PLS. READ IT AND SEND TO OTHERS. > jazakallah khairan wa ahsanul jaza > yours brother in islam > saadabuzaid@[see above] > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! India Matrimony: Find your partner online.Post your profile. > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > -- > Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" > You ask, "What is the most important thing?" > Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." > I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people." >


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