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From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 11:11
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

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Subject: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 07:21
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 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.

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