Jinn – Mythology or Fact??
Existence of Jinn is no mythology in Islam. There are clear proof of Jinn from Qur’an, Hadith of our Prophet and from science. It is unacceptable to defy the existence of Jinn after all these proofs.
Jinn are mentioned in Qur’an
Jinn are mentioned frequently in the Qur’an (the 72nd is titled Surat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts, they inhabit in an unseen world, another universe beyond the known universe. The Qur’an says that the Jinn are made of a smokeless and “scorching fire”, but they are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects. The Jinn, humans and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the Jinn can be good, evil or neutrally benevolent and hence have free-will like humans and unlike angels. The shaytan Jinns are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the Jinn are not angels and the Qur’an draws a clear distinctions between the two creations. The Qur’an states in Surat al-Kahf (The Cave), Ayah 50, that Iblis (Azazeel) is one of the Jinn.
ﺧَﻠَﻖَ ﺍﻟْﺈِﻧْﺴَﺎﻥَ ﻣِﻦْ ﺻَﻠْﺼَﺎﻝٍ ﻛَﺎﻟْﻔَﺨَّﺎﺭِ
He created man from clay like [that of] pottery.
ﻭَﺧَﻠَﻖَ ﺍﻟْﺠَﺎﻥَّ ﻣِﻦْ ﻣَﺎﺭِﺝٍ ﻣِﻦْ ﻧَﺎﺭٍ
And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire.
ﻓَﺒِﺄَﻱِّ ﺁﻟَﺎﺀِ ﺭَﺑِّﻜُﻤَﺎ ﺗُﻜَﺬِّﺑَﺎﻥِ
So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?
Proof of the existence of jinn from hadith:
Dawud reported from Amir who said: I asked Alqamah if Ibn Mas’ud (radhiyallahu anhu) were present with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) on the night of the Jinn (the night when the Holy Prophet met them). He (Ibn Mas’ud) said: No, but we were in the company of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) one night and we missed him. We searched for him in the valleys and the hills and said: He has either been taken away (by Jinn) or has been secretly killed. He (the narrator) said: We spent the worst night that people could ever spend. When it was dawn we saw him coming from the side of Hira’. He (the narrator) reported: We said: Messenger of Allah, we missed you and searched for you, but we could not find you and we spent the worst night that people could ever spend. He (the Holy Prophet) said: There came to me petitioner on behalf of the Jinn and I went with him and recited the Qur’an to them. He (the narrator) said: He then went with him and showed us their tracks and the traces of their embers. They (the Jinn) asked him (the Holy Prophet) about their provision and he said: Every bone on which the name of Allah is recited is your provision. The time it falls in your hand it shall be covered with flesh, and the dung of (the camels) is fodder for your animals. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Don’t perform istinja with these (things) for these are the food of your brothers (Jinn). [Sahih Muslim Hadith 903 Narrated by Ibn Mas’ud (radhiyallahu anhu)].
ANOTHER HADITH ON JINN:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.443 Narrated by Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu):
Allah’s Apostle went out along with a group of his companions towards ‘Ukaz Market. At that time something intervened between the devils and the news of the Heaven, and flames were sent down upon them, so the devils returned. Their fellow-devils said, “What is wrong with you?” They said, “Something has intervened between us and the news of the Heaven, and fires (flames) have been shot at us.” Their fellow-devils said, “Nothing has intervened between you and the news of the Heaven, but an important event has happened. Therefore, travel all over the world, east and west, and try to find out what has happened.” And so they set out and travelled all over the world, east and west, looking for that thing which intervened between them and the news of the Heaven. Those of the devils who had set out towards Tihama, went to Allah’s Apostle at Nakhla (a place between Mecca and Taif) while he was on his way to Ukaz Market. (They met him) while he was offering the Fajr prayer with his companions. When they heard the Holy Qur’an being recited (by Allah’s Apostle), they listened to it and said (to each other). This is the thing which has intervened between you and the news of the Heavens.” Then they returned to their people and said, “O our people! We have really heard a wonderful recital (Qur’an). It gives guidance to the right, and we have believed therein. We shall not join in worship, anybody with our Lord.” (See Qur’an 72.1-2) Then Allah revealed to His Prophet (Surat al-Jinn):
Note: The devils are the bad jinns and there are good jinns as well.
A SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON JINN
No other religion in the world except Islam has the concept of Jinn. Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, another translator of the Qur’an from England, gives an another meaning of Jinns. He says another meaning of Jinns is foreigners (Aliens) which means they are extraterrestrial (from outside the earth).
I Researched on this matter and found this fact backed by the following evidence
The famous Islamic cosmographer and Persian physician who lived in the thirteenth century, Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud Abu Yahya al-Qazwini, states that jinns “are aerial animals, with transparent bodies which can assume various forms.” This is recognized as one category of jinns which permeate the atmosphere and is reminiscent of Trevor Constable’s plasma-based “sky creatures”.
Gordon Creighton and Chris Line, as far back as 1989, have argued that UFOs are in reality jinns in different issues of the “ Flying Saucer Review”. The idea that Earth’s atmosphere could be the habitat of living aerial creatures which manifested as UFOs is not a new one.
Based on the laws of Physics and Chemistry scientists argue the existence of creatures in the sun. The outermost part of the sun is called the Chromosphere and Corona. The temperature here is 4000 degrees centigrade. Underneath the corona lies the Photosphere where the temperature is 5700 degrees centigrade which is the temperature on the surface of the sun. Inside the Photosphere lies the Plasma Interior. Here the temperature is 30,000 degrees centigrade. At this temperature the atoms lose their electrons which wander freely. The density of the hot gases is equal to that of air at the surface of Earth. Halfway towards the center of the sun the temperature rises to several million degrees centigrade. Here the electrons are completely removed from their atoms and move freely, leaving the atomic nuclei behind as positively charged Ions. These separated positive and negative (ions) move independently of each other and this state of matter is called Plasma. Plasma could be interpreted as the smokeless Fire described in the Qur’an. At the center of the sun is the core where the temperature reaches ten million degrees and the density is five times greater than that of solid gold. That is the density of the core, which is greater than any material found on Earth.
And He created Jinns from fire free of smoke. [Surah LV: 15]
The possible inhabitants of Plasmaland (place of inhabitants) or Jinns have a more complex basis for their life involving charges as well as magnetic forces. The positive and negative ions interact and respond to the presence of magnetic forces. The stable structure and movement of the Jinns is influenced by the magnetic forces. In Physics we know that the moving charges influence the motion of these electrical charges or ions. This situation is similar to the influence of proteins and nucleic acids in Earth life. Finally these processes result in a favored form.
David Brin’s Sundiver also speculated on plasma life forms. This science fiction proposed a form of life existing within the plasma atmosphere of a star using complex self-sustaining magnetic fields. Similar types of plasmoid life have been proposed to exist in other places, such as planetary ionospheres or interstellar space. Gregory Benford had a form of plasma-based life exist in the accretion disk of a primordial black hole in his novel Eater.
The Dictionary of Islam by Thomas Patrick Hughes states: “They become invisible at please (by a rapid extension or rarefaction of the particles which compose them), or suddenly disappear in the earth or air, or through a solid wall.” Particles in plasma, through magnetic and electric forces, can increase their inter-particle distance to decrease the density of the plasma. The inter-particle distance in collisionless plasma is so large that objects of collisionless plasma can easily pass through each other.
All of these characteristics are consistent with plasma life forms as described by this author. Some writers have already argued that jinns are in fact plasma life forms, for example, Dr Ibrahim B Syed, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.
We should note that the concept of plasma is a relatively modern one. The term “plasma” was coined by Irving Langmuir around 1929 and modern plasma physics only began in the twentieth century. A thousand years ago the concept of plasma did not exist. But the term “smokeless fire” captures rather nicely the image of a plasma. If we had fluorescent lamps and neon signs (which are composed of plasma) a thousand years ago, they would probably be described as “smokeless fire” or “fire without smoke”.
The fifty-fifth chapter “Ar-Rahman” of the Qur’an states that jinns are made of “smokeless fire” and humans are made of clay (like that used in pottery). In modern terms, we may say that humans are carbon-based or water-based, jinns are plasma-based and angels are photonic life forms.
Angels, aliens, ghosts, jinns and other exotic life forms also have subtle bioplasma bodies that are often recorded or illustrated in the metaphysical and religious literature (and even the UFO literature), to confirm that these exotic life forms indeed have bodies composed of plasmas of dark matter particles.
It is not surprising that angels & jinns also have features associated with the Sun. The Sun is, after all, a big ball of magnetic plasma. Coronal auras and discharges, granulation and spicules are all features associated with the Sun and seen in numerous illustrations of the bioplasma bodies of angels,jinns and other exotic life forms throughout the centuries.
We as a Muslim believe in the world of Unseen, we can only move around the world and glorify Allah by observing His Signs and His Miracles.