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There are many Hadith and verses from the Holy Quran regarding the existence of Jinns along with instructions on how human beings should treat the supernatural creature of Allah ﷻ. Here are some facts about Jinns.
How are Jinns created?
The Holy Quran clearly writes the fact about the creation of Jinns that they are created with a smokeless flame of Fire. “And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire.” – Ar-Rahman 55:15
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said “Angels were created from light, Jinns were created from a smokeless flame of fire” – Sahih Muslim Book 19, Hadith 1846
What do Jinns eat?
It is mentioned in several hadith that Jinns eat the following 3 things;
- Animal Dung.
- Reference: What do Jinns eat and drink?
Jinns are Muslims and Jews
“And call to mind when We sent to you a party of the jinn that they may listen to the Qur’an. When they reached the place (where you were reciting the Qur’an), they said to one another: “Be silent (and listen).”
And when the recitation ended, they went back to their people as Warners. They said: “Our people, we have heard a Scripture revealed after Moses, verifying the Scriptures revealed before it; it guides to the Truth and to the Straight Way” – Quran 46:29-30
Keep your children close to you at night
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Gather your children when darkness spreads, or in the evening (according to Musaddad), for the jinn are abroad and seize them. – Sunan Abi Dawud 3733
Where do jinns live?
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prohibited urinating in a hole. Qatadah (a narrator) was asked about the reason for the disapproval of urinating in a hole. He replied: It is said that these (holes) are the habitats of the jinn. – Sunan Abi Dawud 29
Jinns live all over the planet earth. They have houses of their own and can inhabit human houses as well. It is likely that jinn would inhabit an impure place such as washrooms and ruins. Some jinns live in graveyards and deserts.
Jinns are attached to everyone
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: There is none amongst you with whom is not an attached from amongst the jinn (devil).
- Sahaba رضي الله عنهم said: Allah’s Messenger, with you too?
- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Yes, but Allah helps me against him and so I am safe from his hand and he does not command me but for good.
- Sahih Muslim 2814a
Some Snakes are Jinns
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: some snakes are jinn; so when anyone sees one of them in his house, he should give it a warning three times. If it returns (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil. – Sunan Abi Dawud 5256
When were Jinns created?
Prophet Adam عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was the first human created by Allah Almighty. However, Jinns were created before Allah created humans.
Indeed, I created man from sounding clay molded from black mud. As for the jinn, I created them earlier from smokeless fire. – Al-Hijr 15:26-27
Do jinns die?
Jinn is a creature of Allah ﷻ and like all creatures, they are bound to die. It is a well-known fact that Jinns like humans, marry. They can also have kids and they do die.
Can animals see jinn?
Yes. It is said that when a donkey is braying it has seen a Jinn. Animals have the ability to see angels and jinns.
People who reside in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or have visited it might have heard about the famous Wadi-e-Jinn or also known as Wadi Al-Jinn.