Nick Redfern recently posted this story about a possible connection between abductions and the Jinn, supernatural creatures known from the Quran. There are a number of things said about the Jinn in the Quran that fit abductee narratives. That said, the article Nick points to isn’t that useful for learning about the Jinn. Here is an excerpt from an online Encyclopedia of Islam that breaks down the Quranic material about the Jinn, complete with Quran citations:
- are created, adh-Dhariyat 51:56; ar-Rahman 55:15,33,39
- created of fire al-Hijr 15:27; ar-Rahman 55:15
- created to worship God adh-Dhariyat 51:56
- driven away with stones, al-Hijr 15:18,26-27; as-Saffat 37:77; al-Mulk 67:5; al-Jinn 72:8-9; at-Takwir 81:25.
Compare with Jewish Talmud’s Chagiga 6:1
The ritual of pelting stones into caves during the Hajj is a dramatisation of this.
- eat dung and bones, Sahih Bukhari 5.200
- have three properties of angels and three of humans.
- hear the Qur’an, at-Tahrim 66:29; al-Jinn 72:1
- help Solomon build temple, Saba’ 34:12. Compare with Gittin 68.
- Iblis (Satan), one of, al-Kahf 18:51
- in Hell, as-Sajdah 32:13
- man command to seek refuge in Allah from jinn, an-Nas 114:6
- Muhammad helped by Jinn,
“From Abdu-Allah Ibn Massoud; Mohammed the messenger of God said “everyone one of you has a companion from Angels and Jinn.” Even you the Messenger of God? “Even me, but Allah has helped me and my Jinn companion became Muslim, therefore he only advises me to do good” (Ahmed Bahgat, “The Prophets of God” or “Anbi’a Allah”, p.386. Ahmed is an Egyptian)
QN: If his jinn became Muslim, did Mohammed carry out evil orders before his jinn became Muslim? What about ordinary Muslims? See Muhammand and Idolatry.
- revelation of Chapter on Jinn, Sahih Bukhari 1.740
- some sins will be forgiven by Muhammad, al-Ahqaf 46:31.QN: Can Muhammad forgive sins beside Allah?
- used to listen in high places, but now flames await them, al-Jinn 72:9
- worshipped by man, Saba’ 34:41; as-Saffat 37:158