10 types of Jinn according to Islam

Jinn is a spiritual creature that is created by the Almighty Allah. It is briefly described in the Holy Quran that they are made from fire. They can easily see us, but humans cannot see them in their real form and they usually emerge in different forms depending upon the type of Jinn.

They reproduce, they have kids and they are present everywhere around us. Jinn also have a religion like some are Muslims and some are non-Muslim. Besides this, Jinn also has some types. Here we have listed a few types of Jinns

  1. Hinn

Hinn is the type of jinn that is close to animals and they appear in the form of dogs.  Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwani claimed in “The Book of Jinn” that he sighted Hinn in Saudi Arabia, Persia, and India.

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  1. Ghoul

Ghoul is a type of Jinn known as shape-shifting, cannibalistic and blood-drinking Jinn. It is said that Ghoul feeds on the blood and flesh of human beings especially travelers, or children or corpse that are stolen out of the graves.

According to the information from different books, it is said that Ghoul are also of different types and the most feared Ghoul is the female Ghoula who can appear in a normal mortal woman form.

She marries an unsuspecting man who becomes her prey. In Persian books, Ghoul is defined to have the legs of the donkey and horns of a goat.

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  1. Jann

This type of Jinn is the shape-shifters jinn that lives in deserts and usually appears in the form of the whirlwind or white camels.

They are the enemies of the Ghoul, they are open-minded about humans and were the first jinn encountered by the humans, and they also can hide or reveal oases in the desert.

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  1. Marid

Marid is a type of jinn that is large and powerful: they are also mentioned in pre-Islamic Arabian Mythology. In Arabic, Marid is used to refer to Giants.

According to the information in some pre-Islamic Mythology, Marid is described as the most powerful Jinn with great powers. They have free will, but they could be compelled to perform chores.

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  1. Ifrit

Ifrit is the type of infernal Jinn that is powerful and cunning. They are also known as the enormous winged creature of fire. They live underground and lived in a society structured along ancient Arab tribal lines.

They generally marry other Jinns, but they can also marry a human being. They are susceptible to magic. The ordinary weapons have no power over them and human use magic force to enslave them or even kill them. They are often described as ruthless a wicked creature.

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  1. Shiqq

It is the lower form of the Jinn known as half-formed creature looks like a monster.

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  1. Nasnas

Nasnas is another weak type of Jinn, usually known as the offspring of Shiqq and human being. They are the hybrids of human-like and animals like forms. In the book of 1001 nights, nasnas is described as a half-human being with half head, one arm and one leg that hops on its single leg.

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  1. Palis

Palis lives in deserts and is known as a foot licker that attacks the sleeping people and drains the blood from their body by licking the soles of their feet. It has low intelligence and it can be fooled easily.  Recommended: Jinn Al Kaboos, a Jinn that attacks you while asleep

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  1. Si’lat

Silat is the smartest shape-shifters creature that can mimic human appearance very easily. They are also the part of Persian folklore and are also described as the misinterpretation of a Mongolian warrior.

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  1. Shaitaan

Shaitaan is the devil and the mischievous Jinn. He is well-known in Islam because he refused to bow to Adam. He only has the power to cast evil suggestion in the mind of human beings. He is rebellious and wicked related to demonic forces.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.