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- Brief review of Tawheed & brief discussion about Angels & Jinns in Islam. ...

- Brief review of Tawheed & brief discussion about Angels & Jinns in Islam.

- As this discussion will cover intangible things which are solely dependent on the belief of Tawheed, it is prudent that we prepare ourselves to accept this information, specially how to deal with these abstract matters, matters which are out of our sight. If one does not believe in Allah then belief in these are solely disputable concepts, not facts. Lets us clear our doubt in light of what Allah & His Prophet (saw) has to say about them and what are the prescribed actions for us to address them.

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  • F O U N D A T I O N Of Today’s SessionBefore proceeding it is important we have proper mind setAs this discussion will cover intangible things which are solely dependent on the belief of Tawheed, it is prudent that we prepare ourselves to accept this information, specially how to deal with these abstract matters, matters which are out of our sight. If one does not believe in Allah then belief in these are solely disputable concepts, not facts. Lets us clear our doubt in light of what Allah & His Prophet (saw) has to say about them and what are the prescribed actions for us to address them.
  • Discussion today;s on the elements of EemanBefore proceeding it is important we have proper mind setAs this discussion will cover intangible things which are solely dependent on the belief of Tawheed, it is prudent that we prepare ourselves to accept this information, specially how to deal with these abstract matters, matters which are out of our sight. If one does not believe in Allah then belief in these are solely disputable concepts, not facts. Lets us clear our doubt in light of what Allah & His Prophet (saw) has to say about them and what are the prescribed actions for us to address them.
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 177Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous.
  • Surah Al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 1 – 6This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah – Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith]. Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful. Indeed, those who disbelieve – it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them – they will not believe.
  • Surah Al-Imran 3, Ayat 7It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah. But those firm in knowledge say, "We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord." And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.
  • On the authority of Al-Numan bin Basheer, who said : I heard the messenger of Allah say :: "That which is lawful is plain and that which is unlawful is plain and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which not many people know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah's sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh which, if it be whole, all the body is whole and which, if it be diseased, all of it is diseased. Truly it is the heart." [Bukhari & Muslim]On the authority of Al-Hasan bin Ali, the grandson of the messenger of Allah, who said :: I memorized from the messenger of Allah his saying : "Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt." [Tirmidhi & Nasaee]On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said : The messenger of Allah said :: "Part of someone's being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him." [Tirmidhi]On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said :: I heard the messenger of Allah say :: "What I have forbidden to you, avoid; what I have ordered you [to do], do as much of it as you can. It was only their excessive questioning and their disagreeing with their prophets that destroyed those who were before you." [Bukhari & Muslim]
  • Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):The Prophet (Sallallahu 'AlaihiWaSallam) said, "Allah has forbidden for you, (1) to be undutiful to your mothers, (2) to bury your daughters alive,(3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and (4) to beg of men (begging). And Allah has hated for you (1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and (3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance).SahihBukhari Vol. 3 : No. 591
  • Strengthen our Emman Understand correlation between action and faith Defend faith Soften tongue and heart
  • A general ruling can be passed for the general majority but a specific ruling cannot be passed Knowledge is to judge yourself, do not rush to judge others Have mercy in your heart and soften your behavior
  • RuhSurah Al-Isra, Verse 85 :: And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, "The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little."AqlThis is the intellect & rationaleBadanSurah al-Araf, Verse 12 :: [Allah] said, "What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?" [Satan] said, "I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay."
  • Sahih Muslim Book 001, Number 0001: One day we were sitting in the company of Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) when there appeared before us a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black. There were no signs of travel on him. None amongst us recognized him. At last he sat with the Apostle (peace be upon him) He knelt before him placed his palms on his thighs and said: Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Al-Islam implies that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan, and perform pilgrimage to the (House) if you are solvent enough (to bear the expense of) the journey.  He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth. He (Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: It amazed us that he would put the question and then he would himself verify the truth.  He (the inquirer) said: Inform me about Iman (faith). He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, in His angels, in His Books, in His Apostles, in the Day of Judgment, and you affirm your faith in the Divine Decree about good and evil. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.  He (the inquirer) again said: Inform me about al-Ihsan (performance of good deeds). He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, for though you don't see Him, He, verily, sees you. He (the enquirer) again said: Inform me about the hour (of the Doom). He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: One who is asked knows no more than the one who is inquiring (about it). He (the inquirer) said: Tell me some of its indications. He (the Holy Prophet) said: That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and master, that you will find barefooted, destitute goat-herds vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings.  He (the narrator, Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: Then he (the inquirer) went on his way but I stayed with him (the Holy Prophet) for a long while. He then, said to me: Umar, do you know who this inquirer was? I replied: Allah and His Apostle knows best. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: He was Gabriel (the angel). He came to you in order to instruct you in matters of religion.
  • It implies that Allah is One and Unique inHis LordshipHis Names and AttributesHis Right to be worshipped
  • Bipartite :: PrimaryTawheed of Affirmation & RecognitionTawheed of Actions & DeedsTripartite :: Done Later for better Understanding & TeachingTawheedar-RuboobiyahTawheed al-UloohiyaTawheed al-Asma’wasSeefat
  • Tripartite ::Tawheedar-RuboobiyahMatter of the HeartLordshipaObedienceSustenanceTawheed al-UloohiyaLimbs :: All action of the BodyTawheed al-Asma’wasSeefatAttributes of Allah :: Asma-ul-Husna
  • Two Types of Rubuubiyyah General Rubuubiyyah :: This is to all creation. No object exists without Allah being its Rabb. This the case even if they deny it. For example, even if the Athiest deny, Allah is his/her Creator. Specific Rubuubiyyah :: When you acknowledge Allah, then Allah has a special relationship with you. This is Rubuubiyyah that Allah shows to His servants. For example, as parent you are more concerned about your own child than a general concern about your neighbors child as a human being.
  • ParableThe droppings and footprints of the camel points to where the camel went. Similarly, the sings of the creation points to the Creator.Signs of Creations areThe order of the creationThe complexity of the creation  SahihInternational: Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason.( al Baqarah :: 002.164 )There are around 30,000 genes in the human body, incorrect sequences of nucleotides making up a gene would render that gene completely useless. Frank B. Salisbury writes in “Doubts about the Modern Synthetic Theory of Evolution”, American Biology Teacher, September 1971, p. 336:“A medium protein might include about 300 amino acids. The DNAgene controlling this would have about 1,000 nucleotides in its chain. Since there are four kinds of nucleotides in a DNA chain, one consisting of 1,000 links could exist in 41,000 forms. Using a little algebra (logarithms) we can see that 4^1000=10^600. Ten multiplied by itself 600 times gives the figure 1 followed by 600 zeros! This number is completely beyond our comprehension.”
  • Innate nature of man to identify the oneness of Allah. SahihInternational: So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know. ( ar-Ruum 30.30 )   If the child were left alone, he would worship Allah in his own way, but all children are affected by those things around them, seen or unseen.The Prophet (PBUH) reported that Allah said, "I created my servants in the right religion but devils made them go astray". The Prophet (PBUH) also said, "Each child is born in a state of "Fitrah", then his parents make him a Jew, Christian or a Zoroastrian, the way an animal gives birth to a normal offspring. Have you noticed any that were born mutilated?" (Collected by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim). SahihInternational: And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] – lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware.“ (al-A’raf 7.172 )  
  • Uloohiyyah Rubuubiyah alone is not sufficientIf a Muslim says I believe in Allah and that’s it, then that person is as equal to Shaytan (Iblis)Shaytan, even after believing Allah, He called him Kafer.To be a Muslim, he/she must also believe in Allah’s Uloohiyyah   Al-Hashr059.016 - 17 SahihInternational: [The hypocrites are] like the example of Satan when he says to man, "Disbelieve." But when he disbelieves, he says, "Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.So the outcome for both of them is that they will be in the Fire, abiding eternally therein. And that is the recompense of the wrong-doers.  Similarly, Prostration is only one act of Tawheed, which is Uloohiyyah. It is only with Doa that it becomes complete.More than 500 verses in Quran, speaking against doing Doa to other than Allah.
  •  Al-Hashr 059.016 SahihInternational: [The hypocrites are] like the example of Satan when he says to man, "Disbelieve." But when he disbelieves, he says, "Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds." Al-Hashr 059.017SahihInternational: So the outcome for both of them is that they will be in the Fire, abiding eternally therein. And that is the recompense of the wrong-doers.
  • LoveLove of the DevineLove for the sake of the DevineNatural LoveFearFear of DevineNatural fearHopeHope that good deeds will be acceptedHope that sins will be forgivenHope of worldly good
  • Surah Nuh :: 071.023 Sahih International: And said, 'Never leave your gods and never leave Wadd or Suwa‘ or Yaghūth and Ya‘ūq and Nasr.
  • Destroyer of good deedsShirk destroys all of a person’s good deeds.Takes out the person from the fold of IslamNullifies marriageStrips off the right of inheritanceStrips off all Islamic rightsEven a prophet would have suffered the same consequence Az-Zumar 039.065 Muhsin Khan: And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), as it was to those (Allah's Messengers) before you: "If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers."SahihInternational: And it was already revealed to you and to those before you that if you should associate [anything] with Allah, your work would surely become worthless, and you would surely be among the losers." 
  • Prevents others from seeking forgiveness for the personIf a person dies in a state shirk, it is prohibited for Muslims not to seek forgiveness for himProphet (saw) said to his uncle at the time of his passing away, “ O my Uncle! Say one phrase by which I will argue your case in front of Allah”  At-Taubah009.113 - 114 Sahih International: It is not for the Prophet and those who have believed to ask forgiveness for the polytheists, even if they were relatives, after it has become clear to them that they are companions of Hellfire.And the request of forgiveness of Abraham for his father was only because of a promise he had made to him. But when it became apparent to Abraham that his father was an enemy to Allah, he disassociated himself from him. Indeed was Abraham compassionate and patient.And Allah would not let a people stray after He has guided them until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of all things. 
  • Ruboobiyyah :: Major ShirkWuloohiyyah :: Major + Minor Shirk Minor Shirk in Worship :: Riya :: Show off in prayerMinor Shirk in Tongue :: Only can swear by Allah but not extremeMinor Shirk of Limbs :: Amulets, charms.
  • SahihBukhari :: Volume 1, Book 8, Number 419: Narrated 'Aisha: Um Habiba and Um Salama mentioned about a church they had seen in Ethiopia in which there were pictures. They told the Prophet about it, on which he said, "If any religious man dies amongst those people they would build a place of worship at his grave and make these pictures in it. They will be the worst creature in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection."SahihBukhari :: Volume 1, Book 8, Number 428: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.“[Sahih Muslim 2:2115] :: "Abu'l-Hayyaj al-Asadi told that 'Ali (b. Abu Talib) said to him: Should I not send you on the same mission as Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent me? Do not leave an image without obliterating it, or a high grave without levelling It.  
  • Q & A
  • Angels in Islam
  • It is the second pillar of Eeman.Sahih International: The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination." [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 285 ] Sahih International: Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 177 ] Sahih International: Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael – then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 98 ]
  • Sahih International: [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. [ Surah Fatir 35, Ayat 1 ] Sahih International: And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allah or says, "It has been inspired to me," while nothing has been inspired to him, and one who says, "I will reveal [something] like what Allah revealed." And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], "Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allah other than the truth and [that] you were, toward His verses, being arrogant." [ Surah al-An’am 6, Ayat 93 ]Sahih International: Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter name the angels female names, And they have thereof no knowledge. They follow not except assumption, and indeed, assumption avails not against the truth at all. [ Surah an-Najm 53, Ayat 27 - 28 ]Aysha (R) narrated that the Prophet (saw) said, "The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from fire. Man was created from what has been described to you." [ Muslim ]According to IbnHajar, Sa'id bin al-Musayyab, "The angels are neither male nor female. They neither eat nor drink. They do not marry nor have children."- Discuss “Position of Other Faiths” from the note, no slides
  • GeneralSahih International:Indeed, those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, and they exalt Him, and to Him they prostrate. [ Surah Al-A'raf 7, Ayat 206 ]Sahih International:They exalt [Him] night and day [and] do not slacken. [ Surah al-Anbiya 21, Ayat 206 ]Sahih International:And indeed, we are those who line up [for prayer]. [ Surah As-Saffat 37 , Ayat 165 ]
  • SpecificJibreelwas the archangel who revealed the message of Allah to all the Prophets and MessengersMeekaeel, who discharges control of vegetation and rainIsraafeelwho will blow the trumpet on the Day of ResurrectionMalik the chief of the angels guarding the hellfire.The angels who guard the hellfire.The angels who guard the Paradise Jannah.The two angels who question the dead in their grave.The two angels who are on the right and the left of every human to write our deeds.The guardian angels
  • SpecificJibreel :: Archangel & MessengerSahih International: [He is] the Exalted above [all] degrees, Owner of the Throne; He places the inspiration of His command upon whom He wills of His servants to warn of the Day of Meeting. [ Surah Ghafir 40, Ayat 15 ]Sahih International: He sends down the angels, with the inspiration of His command, upon whom He wills of His servants, [telling them], "Warn that there is no deity except Me; so fear Me." [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 2 ]Sahih International:The Trustworthy Spirit has brought it down Upon your heart, [O Muhammad] – that you may be of the warners – [ Surah ash-Shu'ara 26, Ayat 193 - 194 ]Prophet (saw) saw Jibreel in his original form ::Narrated by Abdullah ibn Masood, Prophet (saw) said that Jibreel has 600 wings. Each of which covers the horizon. From his wings fell jewels, pearls & Rubys, only Allah knows of them. [Reported by Ahmad in Al-Musnad]
  • Meeka’eel :: Vegetation & RainSahih International: Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael – then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 98 ]According to commentary, this refers to some disbelievers during the time of the Prophet (PBUH) who ridiculed Muslim belief. According to hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) asked Jibril, "What is Mika'il in charge of?" He replied, "The plants and the rain." (At-Tabarani)Mika'il has assistants who follow his orders and make the clouds and winds move according to Allah's will. In another hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) asked Jibril, "Why do I never see Mika'il laugh?" He replied, "Mika'il has not laughed since the Fire was created." (Ahmad)Israfeel :: Trumpet of The Judgment Day"How can I enjoy myself when the one with the Trumpet has raised the Trumpet to his mouth, knitted his brow and is waiting to blow?" They said, "What should we say, Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "Say: Allah is enough for us, and the best Guardian. We have put our trust in Allah." (At-Tirmidhi)
  • Angels who guard Hellfire Sahih International: And they will call, "O Malik, let your Lord put an end to us!" He will say, "Indeed, you will remain." [ Surah az-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 77 ]Sahih International: And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups until, when they reach it, its gates are opened and its keepers will say, “Did there not come to you messengers from yourselves, reciting to you the verses of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say, "Yes, but the word of punishment has come into effect upon the disbelievers. [ Surah az-Zumar 39, Ayat 71 ]Sahih International:It lets nothing remain and leaves nothing [unburned], Blackening the skins. Over it are nineteen [angels]. And We have not made the keepers of the Fire except angels. And We have not made their number except as a trial for those who disbelieve – that those who were given the Scripture will be convinced and those who have believed will increase in faith and those who were given the Scripture and the believers will not doubt and that those in whose hearts is hypocrisy and the disbelievers will say, "What does Allah intend by this as an example?" Thus does Allah leave astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none knows the soldiers of your Lord except Him. And mention of the Fire is not but a reminder to humanity. [ Surah al-Mudaththir 74, Ayat 28 - 31 ]
  • Angels who guard the ParadiseSahih International: But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its keepers say, "Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to abide eternally therein," [they will enter]. [ Surah az-Zumar 39, Ayat 71 ]Two Angels in the graveSahih International: Allah keeps firm those who believe, with the firm word, in worldly life and in the Hereafter. And Allah sends astray the wrongdoers. And Allah does what He wills. [ Surah Ibrahim 14, Ayat 27 ]
  • Angel of deathHe and his associate angels take the souls of living beings during their death. Usually called Azraeel. But there is NO proof for this name.Sahih International: Say, "The angel of death will take you who has been entrusted with you. Then to your Lord you will be returned." [ Surah as-Sajdah 32, Ayat 11 ]Angels who are the recorders of deedsSahih International: And indeed, [appointed] over you are keepers, Noble and recording; They know whatever you do. [ Surah al-Infitar 82, Ayat 10 -12 ]Two Angels :: Left & Right ShoulderOne Angel :: Records Everything
  • The guardian angelsSahih International:For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron. [ Surah Ra'd 13, Ayat 11 ]Angels carrying Allah’s ThroneSahih International: And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them]. [ Surah Al- Haqqah 69, Ayat 17 ]THEY ARE HUGE :: Prophet (saw) said “…. Bird flying 700 years, distance between earlobes & shoulder …” [ Abu Dawood, At-Tabarani]
  • SpecificJibreelwas the archangel who revealed the message of Allah to all the Prophets and MessengersMeekaeel, who discharges control of vegetation and rainIsraafeelwho will blow the trumpet on the Day of ResurrectionMalik the chief of the angels guarding the hellfire.The angels who guard the hellfire.The angels who guard the Paradise Jannah.The two angels who question the dead in their grave.The two angels who are on the right and the left of every human to write our deeds.The guardian angelsSOME MORE ANGLESAngels of Mountain :: Story of TaifAngels of the Womb :: During birth stagesAngels of the Ranks :: Isra al MirajAngels of DhikrAngels of VisionsAngel of Inspiration :: Sole purpose to inspire believers with good inspirationGuardian Angel :: If believer does wudu, recites AyatulKursi and goes to sleep, an angel will protect him during the sleep- How can Angels help us in the presence of Jinns’ Waswasa ? Example of Advil in cold while having cold drinks
  • They neither eat nor drink Angels are of an enormous number They have Hayaa They fear Allah The things that harm people harm them They love the righteous and pray for them They pray against the wrongdoers
  • Created to Worship AllahSahih International:And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant. [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 49 ]Commits no Sin & no Free WillSahih International:O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded. [ Surah at-Tahrim 66, Ayat 6 ]Are of various levelsSahih International:And by the dawn when it breathes [That] indeed, the Qur’an is a word [conveyed by] a noble messenger [Who is] possessed of power and with the Owner of the Throne, secure [in position], Obeyed there [in the heavens] and trustworthy. And your companion is not [at all] mad. [ Surah at-Takwir 81, Ayat 18 - 22 ]
  • Do not have genderSahih International: Or has He taken, out of what He has created, daughters and chosen you for [having] sons? And when one of them is given good tidings of that which he attributes to the Most Merciful in comparison, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief. So is one brought up in ornaments while being during conflict unevident [attributed to Allah]? And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Most Merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned. [ Surah az-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 16 - 19 ]They have wingsSahih International: [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. [ Surah Fatir 35, Ayat 1 ]They have the ability to changeSahih International: And she took, in seclusion from them, a screen. Then We sent to her Our Angel, and he represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man. She said, "Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of Allah." He said, "I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy." [ Surah Maryam 19, Ayat 17 - 19 ]
  • Never tire of Worshipping AllahSahih International: They exalt [Him] night and day [and] do not slacken. [ Surah al-Anbiya' 21, Ayat 20 ]Neither eat nor drinkSahih International: And certainly did Our messengers come to Abraham with good tidings; they said, "Peace." He said, "Peace," and did not delay in bringing [them] a roasted calf. But when he saw their hands not reaching for it, he distrusted them and felt from them apprehension. They said, "Fear not. We have been sent to the people of Lot." [ Surah Hud 11, Ayat 69 - 70 ]Enormous in numbersSahih International: And We have not made the keepers of the Fire except angels. And We have not made their number except as a trial for those who disbelieve – that those who were given the Scripture will be convinced and those who have believed will increase in faith and those who were given the Scripture and the believers will not doubt and that those in whose hearts is hypocrisy and the disbelievers will say, "What does Allah intend by this as an example?" Thus does Allah leave astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none knows the soldiers of your Lord except Him. And mention of the Fire is not but a reminder to humanity. [ Surah al-Muddaththir 74, Ayat 31 ]
  • Have HayaAisha (Ra) reports: The Prophet (saw) was lying down in his house with his thighs or his calves exposes. Abu Bakr asked permission to enter and was permitted while the Prophet (saw) was in that position and he came in and spoke with him (saw). Then, Umar asked permission to enter. He was granted permission and came in and spoke with him (saw) while in that position. Then, Uthman asked permission and the Prophet (saw) sat up and straightened his clothing. He was then permitted and came in and spoke with the Prophet (sas). After he had gone, Aisha said: Abu Bakr entered and you did not get up for him or worry about him and Umar came in and you did not get up for him nor worry about him but when Uthman came in, you straigtened out your clothing! The Prophet (saw) said: "Should I not be shy of a man around whom the angels are shy?" [ Muslim ]
  • Fears AllahSahih International:And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], "What has your Lord said?" They will say, "The truth." And He is the Most High, the Grand. [ Surah Saba' 34, Ayat 23 ]Things that harm people harm AngelsNarrated By Jabir bin 'Abdullah :The Prophet said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion should k eep away from our mosque or should remain in his house." (Jabir bin 'Abdullah, in another narration said, "Once a big pot containing c ooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the Prophet asked, 'What is in it?' He was told all the names of the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who were with him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said, 'Eat. (I don't eat) for I converse with those whom you don't converse with (i.e. the angels)." [ Bukhari ]Al-Bukhaari and Muslimfrom Jabir and other Sahaabah, Prophet (saw) said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion, let him avoid us and our masjid, and stay in his home. The angels are surely hurt by things that hurt the human beings.
  • Loves the righteous & pray for themSahih International: It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful. [ Surah al-Ahzab 33, Ayat 43 ]Sahih International: The heavens almost break from above them, and the angels exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Unquestionably, it is Allah who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. [ Surah ash-Shura 42, Ayat 5 ]Sahih International: Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, [saying], "Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire. [ Surah Ghafir 40, Ayat 7 ]
  • Pray against wrong doersSahih International:Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers – upon them will be the curse of Allah and of the angels and the people, all together, [ Surah al-Baqarah, Ayat 161 ] Sahih International:How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and had witnessed that the Messenger is true and clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. Those – their recompense will be that upon them is the curse of Allah and the angels and the people, all together, [ Surah ali-Imran 3, Ayat 86 - 87 ] Sahih International:Indeed, those who conceal what We sent down of clear proofs and guidance after We made it clear for the people in the Scripture – those are cursed by Allah and cursed by those who curse, [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 159 ]
  • They neither eat nor drink Angels are of an enormous number They have Hayaa They fear Allah The things that harm people harm them They love the righteous and pray for them They pray against the wrongdoers
  • Protects from the false belief and heresy:Correct belief in all pillars of Eemaan helps us from falling in the trap of false belief.Aids the believers in remaining steadfast in their religion:It reminds the believer that he is not alone in worshipping Allah SWT.Helps the Believers to be patient:When we know that angels are praying for us, it encourages us to be steadfast in our religion.Shows the honor of the believing human :: Even though the angels are so righteous, noble and special, Allah SWT had told them to prostrate before Adam and serve people.Allah SWT says that He has honored human kind.And indeed We have honored the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with lawful good things, and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preference. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 70]Demonstrates the Greatness of our Lord: When we learn about the might and power of some of the angels we appreciate the greatness of our Creator.
  • Al-Mu'tazila are the group who first raised the issue that the angels are better than the human. Shia' say: Their imams are better than angels. who in turn are better than human. (Imam > angels > human)IbnAbee Al-'Izz Al-Hanafee mentioned that the opinion of Ahl As-Sunnah is that the Prophets and righteous humans are better than the Angels, even though he himself refrained from giving an opinion on the issue.Imam Ibn-Taymiah clarified this issue by stating that:"Angels are better in this worldly life, but in the hereafter as the human being enter the paradise, they are better than the angels."No action is based on this issue, so it is not of practical importance
  • Q & A
  • Jinns in Islam
  • ObligatoryDenying is considered Kufr by consensus of the scholars.Sahih International: Say, [O Muhammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, 'Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’an. [ Surah al-Jin 72, Ayat 1 ]Linguistic Definition of JinnSahih International: O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe. [ Surah al-A’raf 7, Ayat 27 ]
  • Technical DefinitionThey are accountable beings with free will. Allah created them from fire and they are invisible to humans. They have special abilities, unlike those of humans.Muhsin Khan: And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire. [ Surah al-Hijr 15, Ayat 27 ]Sahih International: And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 15 ]Are Jinns Visible to Human ?Muhsin Khan: O Children of Adam! Let not Shaitan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents [Adam and Hawwa (Eve)] out of Paradise, stripping them of their raiments, to show them their private parts. Verily, he and Qabiluhu (his soldiers from the jinns or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them. Verily, We made the Shayatin (devils) Auliya' (protectors and helpers) for those who believe not. [ Surah al-A’raf 7, Ayat 27 ]
  • Sahih International: And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. [ Surah ad-Dhariyat 51, Ayat 56 ]Sahih International: "O company of jinn and mankind, did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say, "We bear witness against ourselves"; and the worldly life had deluded them, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. [ Surah al-An’am 6, Ayat 130 ] 
  • He is Iblees, the Great Taaghoot, and the Enemy of MankindHe is one of the JinnSurah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50Muhsin Khan:And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). Sahih International:And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.
  • Is Iblees “the father” of all Jinn ?This is more so the opinion of the scholars but not defined / mentioned / clarified by the Prophet (saw).Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50Muhsin Khan:And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). Sahih International:And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.
  • Sheikh IbnTaymiah mentions that Iblees is the father of all jinn.He was given the shape of an angel due to his excellent worship to Allah SWT. When he disbelieved he was changed back to his original or worsened shape, no more like an angel.He has horns, and his face looks like an ugly fruit from the bottom of the hellfire. Describing the tree in hellfire, Allah SWT saysVerily, it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire, The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shayatin (devils) [ Surah As-Saffat 37, Ayat 64-65 ]
  • Struggling with ash-Shaytan and his allies is a manifestation of completing one’s servitude to AllahFearing sinA lessonA testA manifestation of Allah’s complete powerApproaching the oppositeTrial is a path to gratitudeMany more acts of worship made possibleThe appearance of many of Allah’s signs and miraclesCreation from fire is a sign in itselfManifestation of Allah’s Names & AttributesDemonstrating Allah’s Complete Control & OwnershipManifestation of Allah’s complete WisdomPraising Allah for suppressing the ShaytanShowing His Patience & Mercy
  • ‘Abd-AllaahibnMas’ood narrated: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “There is no one among you but a companion from among the jinn has been assigned to him.” They said, “Even you, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, “Even me, but Allaah helped me with him and he became Muslim (or: and I am safe from him), so he only enjoins me to do that which is good.” [ Muslim ]According to another report,“… There is assigned to him a companion from among the jinn and a companion from among the angels.” [Saheeh Muslim ]And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Quran and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him. [ Surah Az-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 36]Narrated Abu Huraira:I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape." Abu 'Abdullah said, "IbnSirin said, 'Only if he sees the Prophet in his (real) shape.'" [ Saheeh al-Bukhari ]
  • Sahih International: Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze. [ Surah Fatir 35, Ayat 6 ]Sahih International:[Iblees] said, "Do You see this one whom You have honored above me? If You delay me until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy his descendants, except for a few." [Allah] said, "Go, for whoever of them follows you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of you – an ample recompense. And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them." But Satan does not promise them except delusion. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 62 - 64 ]Sahih International:[Satan] said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on Your straight path. Then I will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]." [ Surah al-A'raf 7, Ayat 16 - 17 ]
  • Husband & WifeParents & ChildrenHoax :: Actions that are worthless and yet appears fantasticFalse promiseMakes wrong look rightCreate interesting argumentsHaram seen as HalalSibling rivalryAngerConstant seeking of pleasureProphet (saw) said that it will to the extent that we will forget to crySecrecySuspicion  NOTE :: Shaytan nourishes the weakness in us to the point it overwhelms our common sense.
  • Jinn :: Good & EvilSahih International: And among us are the righteous, and among us are [others] not so; we were [of] divided ways. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 11 ]Sahih International:And among us are Muslims [in submission to Allah], and among us are the unjust. And whoever has become Muslim – those have sought out the right course. But as for the unjust, they will be, for Hell, firewood.' [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 14 - 15 ]Life of the JinNarrated: Abdullah bin Umar :: Yahya related to me from Malik from IbnShihab from Abu BakribnUbaydullahibn Abdullah ibn Umar from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When you eat, eat with your right hand and drink with your right hand. shaytan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand." [ Imam Malik's Muwatta ]IbnMas`ud reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says: “There came to me an inviter on behalf of the Jinn and I went along with him and recited to them the Qur’an.” He (the narrator) said: The Prophet then went along with us and showed us their traces and traces of their embers. The Jinn asked the Prophet about their provision and he said: “Every bone on which the name of Allah is recited is your provision. The time it will fall in your hand it would be covered with flesh, and (you can have) all the droppings as food for your animals.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “So do not use (these things) for cleaning yourselves (after relieving oneself), for they are the food and provision of your brothers (Jinn).” [ Muslim ]
  • Jinn & MarriageSahih International: In them are women limiting [their] glances, untouched before them by man or jinnī – [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 56 ]Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. [ Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50 ]
  • Jinn & MarriageCan Humans & Jinn Inter-Marry ?Contradictory OpinionsIbnTaymiyyahsays that it is well know that men and Jinn can intermarry and have children. Al-Imam as-Suyootee also mentions many stories.Al-Imam Malikand other Muslim jurists accepted the possibility of a human make marrying a female of the Jin, but rejected the opposite. Other jurists rejected the possibility of either.Clear ProofSahih International: And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you from your mates sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve? [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 72 ]Sahih International: And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought. [ Surah ar-Rum 30, Ayat 21 ]
  • Dwelling Places of JinnJinn share the earth with usThrone of Iblees is at seaThey mostly live in impure placesThe Shayateen mostly gather in markets and trail of camelsThey spread at the time of sunset and often sit between shade & lightThe Shayateen will not enter a house where the name of Allah was mentioned upon entering.They run away from homes where Surah al-Baqarah is recited, where Allah’s Name is often mentionedWhen they hear the adhan they run awayIn Ramadan, the Shayateen are chainedDu’a to enter Market :: Narrated by Omar in IbnMaja, Tirmidhi::Laa'ilaaha 'illallaahuwahdahulaashareekalahu, lahul-mulkuwalahul-hamdu, yuhyeewayumeetu, waHuwahayyunlaayamootu, biyadihil-khayru, waHuwa 'alaakullishay'inQadeer"There is none worthy of worship besides Allah. He is all by Himself. He has no partner. His is the Kingdom, to Him is all praise. He gives and takes life. He is all by Himself. He will not die. In His hands is all good and He has control (power) over all things"
  • Jinns DieSahih International:Everyone upon the earth will perish, [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 26 ]Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:The Prophet used to say, “I seek refuge (with YOU) by Your ‘Izzat, None has the right to be worshipped but You Who does not die while the jinns and the human beings die.” [ Bukhari ]Food of JinnSahih International: And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them." But Satan does not promise them except delusion. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 64 ]It is recorded from IbnMasudthat a messenger from the jinn came to the Prophet (SAW) and he went with them. The Prophet (SAW) read to them some verses. The Prophet (SAW) showed the people the remains of their embers. They asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about their provisions and he told them, .Every bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned will have meat on it for you. And the dung are fodder for your animals.. [ Saheeh al-Muslim ]
  • Weakness of JinnNo power over Righteous MuslimSahih International:Indeed, over My [believing] servants there is for you no authority. And sufficient is your Lord as Disposer of affairs. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 65 ]Sahih International:And he had over them no authority except [it was decreed] that We might make evident who believes in the Hereafter from who is thereof in doubt. And your Lord, over all things, is Guardian. [ Surah Saba' 34, Ayat 21 ]Limited PowerSahih International:And the devils have not brought the revelation down. It is not allowable for them, nor would they be able. Indeed they, from [its] hearing, are removed. [ Surah Ash-Shu'ara 26, Ayat 210 - 212 ]Sahih International:Say, "If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants." [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 88 ]Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape." Abu 'Abdullah said, "IbnSirin said, 'Only if he sees the Prophet in his (real) shape.'" [ Saheeh al-Bukhari ]
  • Weakness of JinnLimited to this UniverseSahih International:So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? We will attend to you, O prominent beings. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass. You will not pass except by authority [from Allah]. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? There will be sent upon you a flame of fire and smoke, and you will not defend yourselves. [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 33 - 35 ]Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house.” Ata said, “The devils.” (instead of the jinns). [ Bukhari ]Hadith - Muwatta, 49.21 ::...Shaytan does not open a locked door or untie a tied knot, or uncover a vessel.
  • WhispersBukhari and Muslim reportthat once when the Prophet was in seclusion (I'tikaf) in the mosque, his wife Safiyyah went to see him. When she left, the Prophet accompanied her to his house. On the way he met two Companions from Ansar who were passing by. They sped up their pace when they saw him. He called them and said, "This is my wife SafiyyahbintHuyai. They said, "Subhan Allah! O Messenger of Allah, why are you saying this?" The Prophet said, "Satan flows inside man like blood. I feared, may be he put bad thoughts about me in your minds.“SpeedSahih International:A powerful one from among the jinn said, “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place, and indeed, I am for this [task] strong and trustworthy.” Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, “I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.” And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, “This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful – his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful – then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous.” [ Surah an-Naml 27, Ayat 39 - 40 ]Sahih International: And we have sought [to reach] the heaven but found it filled with powerful guards and burning flames. And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing, but whoever listens now will find a burning flame lying in wait for him. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 8 - 9 ]
  • TransformationThey cannot transform in front of usJinn can transform into the shape of humans and animals, especially those which are blackAbu Tha’labah al-Khushani said: “The Messenger of Allaah said: ‘The jinn are of three types: a types that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.” [ Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu’l-Shaykh reported it with a saheehisnaad ]Jinn often enter houses in the shape of snakes. Three types of snakes that the jinn won’t take form are rattle snake, cobra, and a bald snake.Prophet (saw) made an exception regarding the bald snake with two spots above its eyes. This type of snake should be killed immediately. [ Bukhari ]A Muslim should follow the following etiquettes ::Do not rush to kill a snake that is found in your homeCommand the snake to leave the house After three, it can be killedHadith - Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri :: Muhammad ibnAbuYahya said that his father told that he and his companion went to AbuSa'id al-Khudri to pay a sick visit to him. He said: Then we came out from him and met a companion of ours who wanted to go to him. We went ahead and sat in the mosque. He then came back and told us that he heard AbuSa'id al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah 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 return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.
  • - Story of Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim about his journey to Canada for this class “Out of Sight” that I attended in Toronto.. I saw his Facebook note which he updated just before his plane taking off.Can Jinn possess Humans ?IbnTaymiyyah said , “ The entering of Jinn into the body of humans is a well-established fact by the agreement of the Imams of Ahl As-Sunnahwal- Jama’ah.Sahih International: Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the Day of Resurrection] except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity. That is because they say, "Trade is [just] like interest." But Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest. So whoever has received an admonition from his Lord and desists may have what is past, and his affair rests with Allah. But whoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 275 ]Bukhari and Muslim report that once when the Prophet was in seclusion (I'tikaf) in the mosque, his wife Safiyyah went to see him. When she left, the Prophet accompanied her to his house. On the way he met two Companions from Ansar who were passing by. They sped up their pace when they saw him. He called them and said, "This is my wife SafiyyahbintHuyai. They said, "Subhan Allah! O Messenger of Allah, why are you saying this?" The Prophet said, "Satan flows inside man like blood. I feared, may be he put bad thoughts about me in your minds."
  • Why do Jinns Possess Humans ?EnmityMagicSahih International:And when a messenger from Allah came to them confirming that which was with them, a party of those who had been given the Scripture threw the Scripture of Allah behind their backs as if they did not know [what it contained]. And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harūt and Marūt. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 101 - 102 ]This is the most common type of possession. A possessed man was brought to the prophet (SAW) and he said: “’Aduw Allah ukhruj (O enemy of Allah, exit the body of the possessed).
  • Why do Jinns Possess Humans ?RevengeIf a person hurts an animal that were jinn, the jinn will take revenge for it.If man disturbs the jinn they would take revenge. Sheikh Musleh Khan Ruqiyah on a young kidSimple hatred for the human being.Adoration or lustJinn might have lust for female among humanHomosexuality is more widespread among the Jinn than human
  • How to Avoid Possessions ? Fear of Jinn is the invitationFear AllahSeek Allah’s HelpBe clothed properlyCover your foodWell smelled housedOrganized houseMake Du’a before entering/exiting washroomsMake Du’a before entering/exiting homeRecite Allah’s name before doing anything. i.e. dressing, eating, etc
  • Signs of Poessessions ? hate to hear the Quran.hate to pray.find it very hard to fast.react in a very weird way. They will go from one extreme stage (e.g. extreme laughter, anger etc) to another.have extremely bad nightmares constantly.feel as if ants are crawling all over his/her body.feel numbness in their hands and feet.will speak weird languages. Languages that the person was never exposed to.
  • How to cure Poessession ? Read Quran & DhikrWith wudu do the followingAyatulQursi, (the most effective).Surah FatiHa,Surah Ikhlaasal-Mi’wadhatayn: Surah al-Falaq, and surah an-NaasVerses from surah as-Saffat.Surah al-Baqarah, specially the last two versesOnce above is done, do the followingBlow on to the water mixed with the following mixture. Before water finishes add some more it as the barakah will pass on to the new contentBreak and/or grind Lote Tree leaves [Southern Nettle Tree, Lote Tree, Honeyberry, Celtisaustralis] and mix them in water. Use it to drink, bath & wudu.Eat Ajwa dates. Has Baraka as mentioned by Prophet (saw)Narrated Saud: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If Somebody takes seven 'Ajwa dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day." [ Bukhari ]7 dates and nothing else in each meal and water. Preferably the above mixture water.Some scholars mention any dates are fineFastingDestroying the magical charmIt is not permissible to seek help from magicians
  • Sahih International:And to Solomon [We subjected] the wind – its morning [journey was that of] a month – and its afternoon [journey was that of] a month, and We made flow for him a spring of [liquid] copper. And among the jinn were those who worked for him by the permission of his Lord. And whoever deviated among them from Our command – We will make him taste of the punishment of the Blaze. They made for him what he willed of elevated chambers, statues, bowls like reservoirs, and stationary kettles. [We said], "Work, O family of David, in gratitude." And few of My servants are grateful. [ Surah Saba 34, Ayat 12 - 13 ] Sahih International:And We certainly tried Solomon and placed on his throne a body; then he returned. He said, "My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower." So We subjected to him the wind blowing by his command, gently, wherever he directed, And [also] the devils [of jinn] – every builder and diver And others bound together in shackles. [ Surah Sad 38, Ayat 34 - 38 ]
  • Review / Repeat FollowingAngels :: Slide 47 / Note Page26Jinns :: Slide 73 / Note Page 43- Do a good deed for every bad deedQ & A

Tawheed, Angels & Jinns Tawheed, Angels & Jinns Presentation Transcript

  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Unnecessary matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Discussion today;s on the elements of EemanBefore proceeding it is important we have propermind setAs this discussion will cover intangible thingswhich are solely dependent on the belief ofTawheed, it is prudent that we prepare ourselvesto accept this information, specially how to dealwith these abstract matters, matters which are outof our sight. If one does not believe in Allah thenbelief in these are solely disputable concepts, notfacts. Lets us clear our doubt in light of what Allah& His Prophet (saw) has to say about them andwhat are the prescribed actions for us to addressthem.
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Unnecessary matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 177Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or thewest, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, theLast Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth,in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler,those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who]establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promisewhen they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty andhardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true,and it is those who are the righteous.
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Surah Al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 1 – 6This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for thoseconscious of Allah – Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, andspend out of what We have provided for them, And who believe inwhat has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what wasrevealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those whoare the successful. Indeed, those who disbelieve – it is all the samefor them whether you warn them or do not warn them – they will notbelieve.
  • Surah Al-Imran 3, Ayat 7It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in itare verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of theBook – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts isdeviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which isunspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable tothem]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah. Butthose firm in knowledge say, "We believe in it. All [of it] is from ourLord." And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.
  • On the authority of Al-Numan bin Basheer, who said : I heard the messenger ofAllah say :: "That which is lawful is plain and that which is unlawful is plain andbetween the two of them are doubtful matters about which not many peopleknow. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to hisreligion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters falls into thatwhich is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all butgrazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allahs sanctuary isHis prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh which, if it bewhole, all the body is whole and which, if it be diseased, all of it is diseased.Truly it is the heart." [Bukhari & Muslim]On the authority of Al-Hasan bin Ali, the grandson of the messenger of Allah,who said :: I memorized from the messenger of Allah his saying : "Leave thatwhich makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt." [Tirmidhi& Nasaee]On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said : The messenger of Allah said ::"Part of someones being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does notconcern him." [Tirmidhi]On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said :: I heard the messenger of Allahsay :: "What I have forbidden to you, avoid; what I have ordered you [to do],do as much of it as you can. It was only their excessive questioning and theirdisagreeing with their prophets that destroyed those who were before you."[Bukhari & Muslim]
  • Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shuba (Radi-Allahu anhu):The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "Allah hasforbidden for you, (1) to be undutiful to your mothers, (2) to bury your daughters alive, (3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and (4) to beg of men (begging).And Allah has hated for you (1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and (3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance). Sahih Bukhari Vol. 3 : No. 591
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Strengthen our EmmanUnderstand correlation between action and faithDefend faithSoften tongue and heart
  • A general ruling can be passed for the generalmajority but a specific ruling cannot be passedKnowledge is to judge yourself, do not rush tojudge othersHave mercy in your heart and soften yourbehavior
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • • RuhSurah Al-Isra, Verse 85 :: And they ask you, [OMuhammad], about the soul. Say, "The soul is of the affair of myLord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except alittle."• AqlThis is the intellect & rationale• BadanSurah al-Araf, Verse 12 :: [Allah] said, "What prevented you fromprostrating when I commanded you?" [Satan] said, "I am better thanhim. You created me from fire and created him from clay."
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Sahih Muslim Book 001, Number 0001:One day we were sitting in the company of Allahs Apostle (peace be upon him) when there appeared beforeus a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black. There were no signs of travelon him. None amongst us recognized him.At last he sat with the Apostle (peace be upon him) He knelt before him placed his palms on his thighsand said: Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam.The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Al-Islam implies that you testifythat there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and youestablish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan, and perform pilgrimage tothe (House) if you are solvent enough (to bear the expense of) the journey.He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.He (Umar ibn al-Khattab) said: It amazed us that he would put the question and thenhe would himself verify the truth.He (the inquirer) said: Inform me about Iman (faith).He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, in His angels, in HisBooks, in His Apostles, in the Day of Judgment, and you affirm your faith in the DivineDecree about good and evil.He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.He (the inquirer) again said: Inform me about al-Ihsan (performance of gooddeeds).He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, forthough you dont see Him, He, verily, sees you.
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • It implies that Allah is One and Unique in His Lordship His Names and Attributes His Right to be worshipped
  • Bipartite :: Primary Tawheed of Affirmation & Recognition Tawheed of Actions & DeedsTripartite :: Done Later for better Understanding & Teaching Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyah Tawheed al-Uloohiya Tawheed al-Asma’was Seefat
  • Tripartite :: Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyah Matter of the Heart Lordship Obedience Sustenance Tawheed al-Uloohiya Limbs :: All action of the Body Tawheed al-Asma’was Seefat Attributes of Allah :: Asma-ul-Husna
  • Two Types of Rubuubiyyah General Rubuubiyyah :: This is to all creation. No object exists without Allah being its Rabb. This the case even if they deny it. For example, even if the Athiest deny, Allah is his/her Creator Specific Rubuubiyyah :: When you acknowledge Allah, then Allah has a special relationship with you. This is Rubuubiyyah that Allah shows to His servants. For example, as parent you are more concerned about your own child than a general concern about your neighbors child as a human being
  • Sahih International: Indeed, in the creation of the heavens andearth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great]ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, andwhat Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving lifethereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing thereinevery [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds andthe clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs fora people who use reason. [al Baqarah :: 002.164 ]
  • Sahih International: And [mention] when your Lord took from thechildren of Adam – from their loins – their descendants and madethem testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?"They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] – lest you should say onthe day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware."[ al-A’raf 7.172 ]
  • Rubuubiyah alone is not sufficientIf a Muslim says I believe in Allah and that’sit, then that person is as equal to Shaytan(Iblis) in the belief and it is incompleteShaytan, even after believing Allah, Hecalled him Kafer.To be a Muslim, he/she must also believe inAllah’s Uloohiyyah
  • Sahih International: [The hypocrites are] like the example ofSatan when he says to man, "Disbelieve." But when he disbelieves,he says, "Indeed, I am disassociated from you. Indeed, I fear Allah,Lord of the worlds.“ [ Al-Hashr 059.016 ]Sahih International: So the outcome for both of them is that theywill be in the Fire, abiding eternally therein. And that is therecompense of the wrong-doers. [ Al-Hashr 059.017 ]
  • Love Love of the Devine Love for the sake of the Devine Natural LoveFear Fear of Devine Natural fearHope Hope that good deeds will be accepted Hope that sins will be forgiven Hope of worldly good
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Sahih International: And said, Never leave your gods and neverleave Wadd or Suwa‘ or Yaghūth and Ya‘ūq and Nasr.[ Nuh :: 071.023 ]
  • Sahih International :: And it was already revealed to you and tothose before you that if you should associate [anything] withAllah, your work would surely become worthless, and you wouldsurely be among the losers.“ [ az Zumar :: 039.065 ]
  • Sahih International :: It is not for the Prophet and those who havebelieved to ask forgiveness for the polytheists, even if they wererelatives, after it has become clear to them that they are companions ofHellfire. And the request of forgiveness of Abraham for his father wasonly because of a promise he had made to him. But when it becameapparent to Abraham that his father was an enemy to Allah, hedisassociated himself from him. Indeed was Abraham compassionateand patient. And Allah would not let a people stray after He has guidedthem until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. Indeed,Allah is Knowing of all things. [ at Taubah :: 009.113 - 115 ]
  • Ruboobiyyah  Major ShirkUloohiyyah  Major + Minor ShirkMinor Shirk in Worship  RiyaMinor Shirk in TongueMinor Shirk of Limbs  Amulets, charms
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • Origins of Shirk Surah Nuh 71, Ayat 23Status of Prophet Muhammad Sahih International: They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival? Say, "Its knowledge is only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except Him. It lays heavily upon the heavens and the earth. It will not come upon you except unexpectedly." They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say, "Its knowledge is only with Allah, but most of the people do not know. "I hold not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allah has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe." [ alAraf :: 007.187 - 188 ] Sahih International: Not for you, [O Muhammad, but for Allah], is the decision whether He should [cut them down] or forgive them or punish them, for indeed, they are wrongdoers. [ AlImran :: 003.128 ]Grave Worship & Mausoleums Sahih Bukhari :: Volume 1, Book 8, Number 419: Sahih Bukhari :: Volume 1, Book 8, Number 426: Sahih Bukhari :: Volume 1, Book 8, Number 427: Sahih Bukhari :: Volume 1, Book 8, Number 428:
  • Foundation of Today’s Session What is Righteousness in Islam Doubtful & Irrelevant matters as per IslamObjective & TakfeerA Human as per IslamOur Religion or Deen as defined by the DevineBrief Review about TawheedBrief Review about ShirkExalting the Saints
  • It is the second pillar of Eeman.Sahih International: The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from hisLord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels andHis books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of Hismessengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, ourLord, and to You is the [final] destination." [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 285 ]Sahih International: Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east orthe west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, theangels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, torelatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeingslaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promisewhen they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and duringbattle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous. [Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 177 ]Sahih International: Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengersand Gabriel and Michael – then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. [ Surahal-Baqarah 2, Ayat 98 ]
  • Sahih International: [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth,[who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases increation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. [ Surah Fatir 35, Ayat1] Sahih International: And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allah orsays, "It has been inspired to me," while nothing has been inspired to him, and one whosays, "I will reveal [something] like what Allah revealed." And if you could but see whenthe wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend theirhands, [saying], "Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of[extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allah other than the truth and[that] you were, toward His verses, being arrogant." [ Surah al-An’am 6, Ayat 93 ]Sahih International: Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter name the angelsfemale names, And they have thereof no knowledge. They follow not exceptassumption, and indeed, assumption avails not against the truth at all. [ Surah an-Najm53, Ayat 27 - 28 ]Aysha (R) narrated that the Prophet (saw) said, "The angels were created from light, thejinn were created from fire. Man was created from what has been described to you." [Muslim ]According to Ibn Hajar, Said bin al-Musayyab, "The angels are neither male nor female.They neither eat nor drink. They do not marry nor have children."
  • General Sahih International: Indeed, those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, and they exalt Him, and to Him they prostrate. [ Surah Al-Araf 7, Ayat 206 ] Sahih International: They exalt [Him] night and day [and] do not slacken. [ Surah al-Anbiya 21, Ayat 206 ] Sahih International: And indeed, we are those who line up [for prayer]. [ Surah As-Saffat 37 , Ayat 165 ]
  • Specific Jibreel was the archangel who revealed the message of Allah to all the Prophets and Messengers Meekaeel, who discharges control of vegetation and rain Israafeel who will blow the trumpet on the Day of Resurrection Malik the chief of the angels guarding the hellfire. The angels who guard the hellfire. The angels who guard the Paradise Jannah. The two angels who question the dead in their grave. The two angels who are on the right and the left of every human to write our deeds. The guardian angels
  • Specific Jibreel :: Archangel & Messenger  Sahih International: [He is] the Exalted above [all] degrees, Owner of the Throne; He places the inspiration of His command upon whom He wills of His servants to warn of the Day of Meeting. [ Surah Ghafir 40, Ayat 15 ]  Sahih International: He sends down the angels, with the inspiration of His command, upon whom He wills of His servants, [telling them], "Warn that there is no deity except Me; so fear Me." [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 2 ]  Sahih International: The Trustworthy Spirit has brought it down Upon your heart, [O Muhammad] – that you may be of the warners – [ Surah ash-Shuara 26, Ayat 193 - 194 ]
  •  Meeka’eel :: Vegetation & Rain  Sahih International: Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael – then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 98 ]  According to commentary, this refers to some disbelievers during the time of the Prophet (PBUH) who ridiculed Muslim belief. According to hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) asked Jibril, "What is Mikail in charge of?" He replied, "The plants and the rain." (At-Tabarani)  Mikail has assistants who follow his orders and make the clouds and winds move according to Allahs will. In another hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) asked Jibril, "Why do I never see Mikail laugh?" He replied, "Mikail has not laughed since the Fire was created." (Ahmad) Israfeel :: Trumpet of The Judgment Day  "How can I enjoy myself when the one with the Trumpet has raised the Trumpet to his mouth, knitted his brow and is waiting to blow?" They said, "What should we say, Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "Say: Allah is enough for us, and the best Guardian. We have put our trust in Allah." (At-Tirmidhi)
  •  Angels who guard Hellfire  Sahih International: And they will call, "O Malik, let your Lord put an end to us!" He will say, "Indeed, you will remain." [ Surah az-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 77 ]  Sahih International: And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups until, when they reach it, its gates are opened and its keepers will say, “Did there not come to you messengers from yourselves, reciting to you the verses of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say, "Yes, but the word of punishment has come into effect upon the disbelievers. [ Surah az- Zumar 39, Ayat 71 ]  Sahih International: It lets nothing remain and leaves nothing [unburned], Blackening the skins. Over it are nineteen [angels]. And We have not made the keepers of the Fire except angels. And We have not made their number except as a trial for those who disbelieve – that those who were given the Scripture will be convinced and those who have believed will increase in faith and those who were given the Scripture and the believers will not doubt and that those in whose hearts is hypocrisy and the disbelievers will say, "What does Allah intend by this as an example?" Thus does Allah leave astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none knows the soldiers of your Lord except Him. And mention of the Fire is not but a reminder to humanity. [ Surah al-Mudaththir
  •  Angels who guard the Paradise  Sahih International: But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its keepers say, "Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to abide eternally therein," [they will enter]. [ Surah az-Zumar 39, Ayat 71 ] Two Angels in the grave  Sahih International: Allah keeps firm those who believe, with the firm word, in worldly life and in the Hereafter. And Allah sends astray the wrongdoers. And Allah does what He wills. [ Surah Ibrahim 14, Ayat 27 ]
  •  Angel of death  He and his associate angels take the souls of living beings during their death. Usually called Azraeel. But there is NO proof for this name.  Sahih International: Say, "The angel of death will take you who has been entrusted with you. Then to your Lord you will be returned." [ Surah as- Sajdah 32, Ayat 11 ] Angels who are the recorders of deeds  Sahih International: And indeed, [appointed] over you are keepers, Noble and recording; They know whatever you do. [ Surah al-Infitar 82, Ayat 10 -12 ]  Two Angels :: Left & Right Shoulder  One Angel :: Records Everything
  •  The guardian angels  Sahih International: For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron. [ Surah Rad 13, Ayat 11 ] Angels carrying Allah’s Throne  Sahih International: And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them]. [ Surah Al- Haqqah 69, Ayat 17 ]
  • Specific Jibreel was the archangel who revealed the message of Allah to all the Prophets and Messengers Meekaeel, who discharges control of vegetation and rain Israafeel who will blow the trumpet on the Day of Resurrection Malik the chief of the angels guarding the hellfire. The angels who guard the hellfire. The angels who guard the Paradise Jannah. The two angels who question the dead in their grave. The two angels who are on the right and the left of every human to write our deeds. The guardian angels
  •  They neither eat nor drink Angels are of an enormous number They have Hayaa They fear Allah The things that harm people harm them They love the righteous and pray for them They pray against the wrongdoers
  •  Created to Worship Allah  Sahih International: And to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant. [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 49 ] Commits no Sin & no Free Will  Sahih International: O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded. [ Surah at-Tahrim 66, Ayat 6 ] Are of various levels  Sahih International: And by the dawn when it breathes [That] indeed, the Qur’an is a word *conveyed by+ a noble messenger *Who is+ possessed of power and with the Owner of the Throne, secure [in position], Obeyed there [in the heavens] and trustworthy. And your companion is not [at all] mad. [ Surah at-Takwir 81, Ayat 18 - 22 ]
  •  Do not have gender  Sahih International: Or has He taken, out of what He has created, daughters and chosen you for [having] sons? And when one of them is given good tidings of that which he attributes to the Most Merciful in comparison, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief. So is one brought up in ornaments while being during conflict unevident [attributed to Allah]? And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Most Merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned. [ Surah az-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 16 - 19 ] They have wings  Sahih International: [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. [ Surah Fatir 35, Ayat 1 ] They have the ability to change  Sahih International: And she took, in seclusion from them, a screen. Then We sent to her Our Angel, and he represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man. She said, "Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of Allah." He said, "I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy." [ Surah Maryam 19, Ayat 17 - 19 ]
  •  Never tire of Worshipping Allah  Sahih International: They exalt [Him] night and day [and] do not slacken. [ Surah al-Anbiya 21, Ayat 20 ] Neither eat nor drink  Sahih International: And certainly did Our messengers come to Abraham with good tidings; they said, "Peace." He said, "Peace," and did not delay in bringing [them] a roasted calf. But when he saw their hands not reaching for it, he distrusted them and felt from them apprehension. They said, "Fear not. We have been sent to the people of Lot." [ Surah Hud 11, Ayat 69 - 70 ] Enormous in numbers  Sahih International: And We have not made the keepers of the Fire except angels. And We have not made their number except as a trial for those who disbelieve – that those who were given the Scripture will be convinced and those who have believed will increase in faith and those who were given the Scripture and the believers will not doubt and that those in whose hearts is hypocrisy and the disbelievers will say, "What does Allah intend by this as an example?" Thus does Allah leave astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none knows the soldiers of your Lord except Him. And mention of the Fire is not but a reminder to humanity. [ Surah al-Muddaththir 74, Ayat 31 ]
  •  Have Haya  Aisha (Ra) reports: The Prophet (saw) was lying down in his house with his thighs or his calves exposes. Abu Bakr asked permission to enter and was permitted while the Prophet (saw) was in that position and he came in and spoke with him (saw). Then, Umar asked permission to enter. He was granted permission and came in and spoke with him (saw) while in that position. Then, Uthman asked permission and the Prophet (saw) sat up and straightened his clothing. He was then permitted and came in and spoke with the Prophet (sas). After he had gone, Aisha said: Abu Bakr entered and you did not get up for him or worry about him and Umar came in and you did not get up for him nor worry about him but when Uthman came in, you straigtened out your clothing! The Prophet (saw) said: "Should I not be shy of a man around whom the angels are shy?" [ Muslim ]
  •  Fears Allah  Sahih International: And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], "What has your Lord said?" They will say, "The truth." And He is the Most High, the Grand. [ Surah Saba 34, Ayat 23 ] Things that harm people harm Angels  Narrated By Jabir bin Abdullah : The Prophet said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion should k eep away from our mosque or should remain in his house." (Jabir bin Abdullah, in another narration said, "Once a big pot containing c ooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the Prophet asked, What is in it? He was told all the names of the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who were with him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said, Eat. (I dont eat) for I converse with those whom you dont converse with (i.e. the angels)." [ Bukhari ]  Al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Jabir and other Sahaabah, Prophet (saw) said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion, let him avoid us and our masjid, and stay in his home. The angels are surely hurt by things that hurt the human beings.
  •  Loves the righteous & pray for them  Sahih International: It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful. [ Surah al-Ahzab 33, Ayat 43 ]  Sahih International: The heavens almost break from above them, and the angels exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Unquestionably, it is Allah who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. [ Surah ash-Shura 42, Ayat 5 ]  Sahih International: Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, [saying], "Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire. [ Surah Ghafir 40, Ayat 7 ]
  • Pray against wrong doers  Sahih International: Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers – upon them will be the curse of Allah and of the angels and the people, all together, [ Surah al-Baqarah, Ayat 161 ]  Sahih International: How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and had witnessed that the Messenger is true and clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. Those – their recompense will be that upon them is the curse of Allah and the angels and the people, all together, [ Surah ali-Imran 3, Ayat 86 - 87 ]  Sahih International: Indeed, those who conceal what We sent down of clear proofs and guidance after We made it clear for the people in the Scripture – those are cursed by Allah and cursed by those who curse, [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 159 ]
  •  They neither eat nor drink Angels are of an enormous number They have Hayaa They fear Allah The things that harm people harm them They love the righteous and pray for them They pray against the wrongdoers
  •  Protects from the false belief and heresy: Correct belief in all pillars of Eemaan helps us from falling in the trap of false belief. Aids the believers in remaining steadfast in their religion: It reminds the believer that he is not alone in worshipping Allah SWT. Helps the Believers to be patient: When we know that angels are praying for us, it encourages us to be steadfast in our religion. Shows the honor of the believing human ::  Even though the angels are so righteous, noble and special, Allah SWT had told them to prostrate before Adam and serve people.  Allah SWT says that He has honored human kind. o And indeed We have honored the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with lawful good things, and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preference. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 70] Demonstrates the Greatness of our Lord: When we learn about the might and power of some of the angels we appreciate the greatness of our Creator.
  •  Al-Mutazila are the group who first raised the issue that the angels are better than the human. Shia say: Their imams are better than angels. who in turn are better than human. (Imam > angels > human) Ibn Abee Al-Izz Al-Hanafee mentioned that the opinion of Ahl As- Sunnah is that the Prophets and righteous humans are better than the Angels, even though he himself refrained from giving an opinion on the issue. Imam Ibn-Taymiah clarified this issue by stating that:  "Angels are better in this worldly life, but in the hereafter as the human being enter the paradise, they are better than the angels." No action is based on this issue, so it is not of practical importance
  •  Obligatory  Denying is considered Kufr by consensus of the scholars. o Sahih International: Say, [O Muhammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’an. [ Surah al-Jin 72, Ayat 1 ] Linguistic Definition of Jinn  Sahih International: O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe. [ Surah al-A’raf 7, Ayat 27 ]
  •  Technical Definition  They are accountable beings with free will. Allah created them from fire and they are invisible to humans. They have special abilities, unlike those of humans. o Muhsin Khan: And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire. [ Surah al-Hijr 15, Ayat 27 ] o Sahih International: And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 15 ] Are Jinns Visible to Human ?  Muhsin Khan: O Children of Adam! Let not Shaitan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents [Adam and Hawwa (Eve)] out of Paradise, stripping them of their raiments, to show them their private parts. Verily, he and Qabiluhu (his soldiers from the jinns or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them. Verily, We made the Shayatin (devils) Auliya (protectors and helpers) for those who believe not. [ Surah al-A’raf 7, Ayat 27 ]
  •  Sahih International: And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. [ Surah ad-Dhariyat 51, Ayat 56 ] Sahih International: "O company of jinn and mankind, did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say, "We bear witness against ourselves"; and the worldly life had deluded them, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. [ Surah al-An’am 6, Ayat 130 ]
  • He is Iblees, the Great Taaghoot, and the Enemy of MankindHe is one of the Jinn  Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50 o Muhsin Khan: And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). o Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.
  • Is Iblees “the father” of all Jinn ?  This is more so the opinion of the scholars but not defined / mentioned / clarified by the Prophet (saw).  Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50 o Muhsin Khan: And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). o Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.
  • Sheikh Ibn Taymiah mentions that Iblees is the father of all jinn.He was given the shape of an angel due to his excellent worship to Allah SWT. When he disbelieved he was changed back to his original or worsened shape, no more like an angel.He has horns, and his face looks like an ugly fruit from the bottom of the hellfire. Describing the tree in hellfire, Allah SWT says  Verily, it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire, The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shayatin (devils) [ Surah As-Saffat 37, Ayat 64-65 ]
  •  Struggling with ash-Shaytan and his allies is a manifestation of completing one’s servitude to Allah Fearing sin A lesson A test A manifestation of Allah’s complete power Approaching the opposite Trial is a path to gratitude Many more acts of worship made possible The appearance of many of Allah’s signs and miracles Creation from fire is a sign in itself Manifestation of Allah’s Names & Attributes Demonstrating Allah’s Complete Control & Ownership Manifestation of Allah’s complete Wisdom Praising Allah for suppressing the Shaytan Showing His Patience & Mercy
  •  ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood narrated: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “There is no one among you but a companion from among the jinn has been assigned to him.” They said, “Even you, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, “Even me, but Allaah helped me with him and he became Muslim (or: and I am safe from him), so he only enjoins me to do that which is good.” [ Muslim ] According to another report, “… There is assigned to him a companion from among the jinn and a companion from among the angels.” [Saheeh Muslim ] And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Quran and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him. [ Surah Az-Zukhruf 43, Ayat 36] Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape." Abu Abdullah said, "Ibn Sirin said, Only if he sees the Prophet in his (real) shape." [ Saheeh al-Bukhari ]
  •  Sahih International: Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze. [ Surah Fatir 35, Ayat 6 ] Sahih International: [Iblees] said, "Do You see this one whom You have honored above me? If You delay me until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy his descendants, except for a few." [Allah] said, "Go, for whoever of them follows you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of you – an ample recompense. And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them." But Satan does not promise them except delusion. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 62 - 64 ] Sahih International: [Satan] said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on Your straight path. Then I will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]." [ Surah al-Araf 7, Ayat 16 - 17 ]
  •  Husband & Wife Parents & Children Hoax :: Actions that are worthless and yet appears fantastic False promise Makes wrong look right Create interesting arguments Haram seen as Halal Sibling rivalry Anger Constant seeking of pleasure  Prophet (saw) said that it will to the extent that we will forget to cry Secrecy SuspicionNOTE :: Shaytan nourishes the weakness in us to the point it overwhelms our common sense.
  •  Jinn :: Good & Evil  Sahih International: And among us are the righteous, and among us are [others] not so; we were [of] divided ways. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 11 ]  Sahih International: And among us are Muslims [in submission to Allah], and among us are the unjust. And whoever has become Muslim – those have sought out the right course. But as for the unjust, they will be, for Hell, firewood. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 14 - 15 ] Life of the Jin  Narrated: Abdullah bin Umar :: Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Abu Bakr ibn Ubaydullah ibn Abdullah ibn Umar from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When you eat, eat with your right hand and drink with your right hand. shaytan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand." [ Imam Maliks Muwatta ]  Ibn Mas`ud reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says: “There came to me an inviter on behalf of the Jinn and I went along with him and recited to them the Qur’an.” He (the narrator) said: The Prophet then went along with us and showed us their traces and traces of their embers. The Jinn asked the Prophet about their provision and he said: “Every bone on which the name of Allah is recited is your provision. The time it will fall in your hand it would be covered with flesh, and (you can have) all the droppings as food for your animals.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “So do not use (these things) for cleaning yourselves (after relieving oneself), for they are the food and provision of your brothers (Jinn).” [ Muslim ]
  •  Jinn & Marriage  Sahih International: In them are women limiting [their] glances, untouched before them by man or jinnī – [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 56 ]  Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. [ Surah al-Kahf 18, Ayat 50 ]
  •  Jinn & Marriage  Can Humans & Jinn Inter-Marry ? o Contradictory Opinions  Ibn Taymiyyah says that it is well know that men and Jinn can intermarry and have children. Al-Imam as-Suyootee also mentions many stories.  Al-Imam Malik and other Muslim jurists accepted the possibility of a human make marrying a female of the Jin, but rejected the opposite. Other jurists rejected the possibility of either. o Clear Proof  Sahih International: And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you from your mates sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve? [ Surah an-Nahl 16, Ayat 72 ]  Sahih International: And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought. [ Surah ar-Rum 30, Ayat 21 ]
  •  Dwelling Places of Jinn  Jinn share the earth with us  Throne of Iblees is at sea  They mostly live in impure places  The Shayateen mostly gather in markets and trail of camels  They spread at the time of sunset and often sit between shade & light  The Shayateen will not enter a house where the name of Allah was mentioned upon entering.  They run away from homes where Surah al-Baqarah is recited, where Allah’s Name is often mentioned  When they hear the adhan they run away  In Ramadan, the Shayateen are chained
  •  Jinns Die  Sahih International: Everyone upon the earth will perish, [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 26 ]  Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet used to say, “I seek refuge (with YOU) by Your ‘Izzat, None has the right to be worshipped but You Who does not die while the jinns and the human beings die.” [ Bukhari ] Food of Jinn  Sahih International: And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them." But Satan does not promise them except delusion. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 64 ]  It is recorded from Ibn Masud that a messenger from the jinn came to the Prophet (SAW) and he went with them. The Prophet (SAW) read to them some verses. The Prophet (SAW) showed the people the remains of their embers. They asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about their provisions and he told them, .Every bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned will have meat on it for you. And the dung are fodder for your animals.. [ Saheeh al-Muslim ]
  •  Weakness of Jinn  No power over Righteous Muslim o Sahih International: Indeed, over My [believing] servants there is for you no authority. And sufficient is your Lord as Disposer of affairs. [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 65 ] o Sahih International: And he had over them no authority except [it was decreed] that We might make evident who believes in the Hereafter from who is thereof in doubt. And your Lord, over all things, is Guardian. [ Surah Saba 34, Ayat 21 ]  Limited Power o Sahih International: And the devils have not brought the revelation down. It is not allowable for them, nor would they be able. Indeed they, from [its] hearing, are removed. [ Surah Ash-Shuara 26, Ayat 210 - 212 ] o Sahih International: Say, "If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants." [ Surah al-Isra 17, Ayat 88 ] o Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape." Abu Abdullah said, "Ibn Sirin said, Only if he sees the Prophet in his (real) shape." [ Saheeh al-Bukhari ]
  •  Weakness of Jinn  Limited to this Universe o Sahih International: So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? We will attend to you, O prominent beings. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass. You will not pass except by authority [from Allah]. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny ? There will be sent upon you a flame of fire and smoke, and you will not defend yourselves. [ Surah ar-Rahman 55, Ayat 33 - 35 ] o Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house.” Ata said, “The devils.” (instead of the jinns). [ Bukhari ] o Hadith - Muwatta, 49.21 :: ...Shaytan does not open a locked door or untie a tied knot, or uncover a vessel.
  •  Whispers  Bukhari and Muslim report that once when the Prophet was in seclusion (Itikaf) in the mosque, his wife Safiyyah went to see him. When she left, the Prophet accompanied her to his house. On the way he met two Companions from Ansar who were passing by. They sped up their pace when they saw him. He called them and said, "This is my wife Safiyyah bint Huyai. They said, "Subhan Allah! O Messenger of Allah, why are you saying this?" The Prophet said, "Satan flows inside man like blood. I feared, may be he put bad thoughts about me in your minds.“ Speed  Sahih International: A powerful one from among the jinn said, “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place, and indeed, I am for this *task+ strong and trustworthy.” Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, “I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.” And when *Solomon+ saw it placed before him, he said, “This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful – his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful – then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous.” [ Surah an-Naml 27, Ayat 39 - 40 ]  Sahih International: And we have sought [to reach] the heaven but found it filled with powerful guards and burning flames. And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing, but whoever listens now will find a burning flame lying in wait for him. [ Surah al-Jinn 72, Ayat 8 - 9 ]
  •  Transformation They cannot transform in front of us Jinn can transform into the shape of humans and animals, especially those which are black o Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani said: “The Messenger of Allaah said: ‘The jinn are of three types: a types that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.” [ Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu’l-Shaykh reported it with a saheeh isnaad ] Jinn often enter houses in the shape of snakes. o Three types of snakes that the jinn won’t take form are rattle snake, cobra, and a bald snake.  Prophet (saw) made an exception regarding the bald snake with two spots above its eyes. This type of snake should be killed immediately. [ Bukhari ] o A Muslim should follow the following etiquettes ::  Do not rush to kill a snake that is found in your home  Command the snake to leave the house  After three, it can be killed  Hadith - Sunan of Abu Dawood, Narrated Abu Said al-Khudri :: Muhammad ibn AbuYahya said that his father told that he and his companion went to AbuSaid al- Khudri to pay a sick visit to him. He said: Then we came out from him and met a companion of ours who wanted to go to him. We went ahead and sat in the mosque. He then came back and told us that he heard AbuSaid al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah 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 return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.
  •  Can Jinn possess Humans ?  Ibn Taymiyyah said , “ The entering of Jinn into the body of humans is a well- established fact by the agreement of the Imams of Ahl As-Sunnah wal- Jama’ah.  Sahih International: Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the Day of Resurrection] except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity. That is because they say, "Trade is [just] like interest." But Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest. So whoever has received an admonition from his Lord and desists may have what is past, and his affair rests with Allah. But whoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 275 ]  Bukhari and Muslim report that once when the Prophet was in seclusion (Itikaf) in the mosque, his wife Safiyyah went to see him. When she left, the Prophet accompanied her to his house. On the way he met two Companions from Ansar who were passing by. They sped up their pace when they saw him. He called them and said, "This is my wife Safiyyah bint Huyai. They said, "Subhan Allah! O Messenger of Allah, why are you saying this?" The Prophet said, "Satan flows inside man like blood. I feared, may be he put bad thoughts about me in your minds."
  •  Why do Jinns Possess Humans ?  Enmity  Magic o Sahih International: And when a messenger from Allah came to them confirming that which was with them, a party of those who had been given the Scripture threw the Scripture of Allah behind their backs as if they did not know [what it contained]. And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harūt and Marūt. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew. [ Surah al-Baqarah 2, Ayat 101 - 102 ] o This is the most common type of possession. A possessed man was brought to the prophet (SAW) and he said: “’Aduw Allah ukhruj (O enemy of Allah, exit the body of the possessed).
  •  Why do Jinns Possess Humans ?  Revenge o If a person hurts an animal that were jinn, the jinn will take revenge for it. o If man disturbs the jinn they would take revenge. o Simple hatred for the human being.  Adoration or lust o Jinn might have lust for female among human o Homosexuality is more widespread among the Jinn than human
  •  How to Avoid Possessions ?  Fear of Jinn is the invitation  Fear Allah  Seek Allah’s Help  Be clothed properly  Cover your food  Well smelled housed  Organized house  Make Du’a before entering/exiting washrooms  Make Du’a before entering/exiting home  Recite Allah’s name before doing anything. i.e. dressing, eating, etc
  •  Signs of Poessessions ?  hate to hear the Quran.  hate to pray.  find it very hard to fast.  react in a very weird way. They will go from one extreme stage (e.g. extreme laughter, anger etc) to another.  have extremely bad nightmares constantly.  feel as if ants are crawling all over his/her body.  feel numbness in their hands and feet.  will speak weird languages. Languages that the person was never exposed to.
  •  How to cure Poessession ?  Read Quran & Dhikr o With wudu do the following  Ayatul Qursi, (the most effective).  Surah FatiHa,  Surah Ikhlaas  al-Mi’wadhatayn: Surah al-Falaq, and surah an-Naas  Verses from surah as-Saffat.  Surah al-Baqarah, specially the last two verses o Once above is done, do the following  Blow on to the water mixed with the following mixture. Before water finishes add some more it as the barakah will pass on to the new content  Break and/or grind Lote Tree leaves [Southern Nettle Tree, Lote Tree, Honeyberry, Celtis australis] and mix them in water. Use it to drink, bath & wudu.  Eat Ajwa dates. Has Baraka as mentioned by Prophet (saw)  Narrated Saud: I heard Allahs Apostle saying, "If Somebody takes seven Ajwa dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day." [ Bukhari ]  7 dates and nothing else in each meal and water. Preferably the above mixture water.  Some scholars mention any dates are fine  Fasting  Destroying the magical charm  It is not permissible to seek help from magicians
  •  Sahih International: And to Solomon [We subjected] the wind – its morning [journey was that of] a month – and its afternoon [journey was that of] a month, and We made flow for him a spring of [liquid] copper. And among the jinn were those who worked for him by the permission of his Lord. And whoever deviated among them from Our command – We will make him taste of the punishment of the Blaze. They made for him what he willed of elevated chambers, statues, bowls like reservoirs, and stationary kettles. [We said], "Work, O family of David, in gratitude." And few of My servants are grateful. [ Surah Saba 34, Ayat 12 - 13 ] Sahih International: And We certainly tried Solomon and placed on his throne a body; then he returned. He said, "My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower." So We subjected to him the wind blowing by his command, gently, wherever he directed, And [also] the devils [of jinn] – every builder and diver And others bound together in shackles. [ Surah Sad 38, Ayat 34 - 38 ]