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Human being are called to be ashraful makhlookat  ( superior Makhlook) . Altogether how many makhlooks are there in these universe or universes. What are jinnats . can they have direct effect on our lives. Shaitan is one or many. Iblees was Allahs dearest malaika ( angel) but he refused to obey Allah  & he was thrown away from Jannat & he became iblis ( Shaitan ) . at that time he was alone . Now are they growing in population like human being . How he works on human mind & heart. What ever evil deeds we do its all because we fall pray to shaitans evil plots. please reply at the earliest . normally in india many people say that this or this person is affected by evil spirit . isnt it just schcological. i am sorry that it is not a good question but this is quit common in villages around me , Inshaallah with your knowledge & help i want to put some light on their dark beliefs.

 

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Who is shaytaan

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: .Altogether how many makhlooks are there in these universe or universes.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 16:

16 Say: "Who is the Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "It is Allah." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Are the blind equal with those who see? Or the depths of darkness equal with Light?" Or do they assign to Allah partners who have created (anything) as He has created so that the creation seemed to them similar? Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things: He is the One the Supreme and Irresistible."

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 1:

1 Praise be to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Yet those who reject faith hold (others) as equal with their Guardian-Lord.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 102:

102 That is Allah your Lord! There is no god but He! The Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 62:

62 Allah is the Creator of all things and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 38 Surah Saad verses 65-66:

65 Say: "Truly am I a Warner: no god is there but the One Allah Supreme and Irresistible

66 The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all in between Exalted in Might Able to enforce His Will, forgiving again and again."

 

Everything, absolutely everything that exists in the heavens and on the earth is the creation (makhlook) of the One and Only Al-Khaaliq (The Creator), Allah Subhanah wa Taala. The Creator (Al-Khaaliq) is but One, Only, and Unique.His creation (makhlooq) is quite frankly, innumerable! None save The Al-Khaaliq Alone Knows the exact number or types of His created makhlooq in this universe!!!

 

Your Question: What are jinnats.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 55 Surah Rahmaan verses 14-15:

14 He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery.

15 And He created Jinns from fire free of smoke.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 51 Surah Dhariyat verse 56:

I have not created the Jinn and men except for this that they should worship Me alone.

 

It is evident from the above quotation of the Glorious Quran that the Jinns are a separate and a distinct creation from the human beings; and the literal meaning of the Arabic term Jinn means something which is hidden or unseen.

 

Dear and Beloved Brother, the Jinns are amongst the unseen, and whatever is amongst the unseen, its exact nature is known to none save Allah Subhanah, the Creator of everything in existence. The only knowledge one has of the unseen in Truth can only be what has been made known to man by their Lord through His Message and His Messenger (saws); and everything other than these two Divine Sources of Knowledge has to be nothing but guess-works and conjecture.

 

Allah and His Messenger (saws) have made it known that the Jinns, like everything else in creation, are a creation of Allah Subhanah, they were created from a flame of smokeless fire, and like the human beings are bestowed with limited intelligence and a free will and thus involved in a test of one short life to choose between obedience or disobedience, righteousness or evil, belief or disbelief. They too, like the humans, will be resurrected again after their death and called to account in the Presence of the Majestic Creator on the Inevitable Day of Judgment, and the righteous amongst them will be rewarded with Eternal Mercy and Paradise and the evil amongst them will earn the Everlasting Wrath and Anger of the Lord and thus the Fire of Hell. These are amongst the things our Lord and His Messenger (saws) have made it known to the believers of the creation of the Jinns, and in Allah and His Messenger (saws) the believers do believe.

 

The information regarding where exactly the Jinns live and reside, what is the exact nature of their life, what exactly is permissible and impermissible for them to eat or drink, what is their exact system of family and governance, what is the exact nature of their appearance, etc. has not been provided or made known to the humans, nor did the All-Wise, All-Knowing Lord Determine such information was necessary for the guidance of mankind. For had this information been necessary for the guidance of mankind, the Lord would definitely have made it known to us! When the The All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord did not Will to make any information of the unseen known to man, it is safe to assume that this information was neither beneficial nor useful for the guidance of mankind.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 72 Surah Jinn verses 11-15:

11 (The Jinns said):`There are among us (the Jinns) some that are righteous and some the contrary: we follow divergent paths.

12 But we think that we can by no means frustrate Allah throughout the earth nor can we frustrate Him by flight.

13 And as for us since we have listened to the Guidance we have accepted it: and any who believes in his Lord has no fear either of a short (account) or of any injustice.


14 Amongst us (Jinns) are some that are muslims (submitting their wills to Allah) and some that are fasiqoon (swerve from The Truth). Now those who submit their wills they have sought out (the path) of right conduct:

15 But those who swerve they are (but) fuel for Hell Fire '

 

In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Glorious Quran, it is absolutely certain that there are two types or categories amongst the race of the Jinns:

  • One category is that of the believing Jinns
  • The other category is that of the disbelieving Jinns.

 

Your Statement: Iblees was Allahs dearest malaika ( angel) but he refused to obey Allah  & he was thrown away from Jannat & he became iblis ( Shaitan )

Allah Subhanah created absolutely everything in existence, including the Angelsand it is He Who bestowed the Angels their inherent nature of total and absolute purity, and unconditional obedience to His each and every Command.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 66 Surah Tahreem verse 6:

6 O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones over which are (appointed) Angels, stern and severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah; but they do (precisely and exactly) what they are Commanded.

 

Unlike men and Jinns, the Angels are neither bestowed with a free will by their Lord to choose between obedience and disobedience, nor are they involved in a test, nor will they be held accountable for their deeds on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment!

 

Contrary to popular (and obviously absolutely erroneous) belief, Iblees was NOT an Angel.but rather one amongst the Jinns who have been bestowed by their Lord with a free will to choose between obedience and disobedience as a test for a limited period..and the evil and accursed Iblees chose to disobey his Lord and Creator.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 50:

50 Behold! We said to the Angels "Bow down to Adam": they bowed down except Iblis. He (Iblees) was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrongdoers!

 

Respected brother, as quoted in the above Aayah of Surah Kahf, Allah Subhanah confirms in His Glorious Quran that Iblees was not an Angel, but rather one amongst the Jinns, who chose to disobey his Lord and Creator.

 

It seems that the whole misunderstanding that Iblees was one of the Angels and not from the Jinn race originates from the misinterpretation of the current Bible, where some amongst the Christian commentators have taken Lucifer to be the fallen angel!!!

 

12"How you are fallen from heaven,
   O Day Star (Latin: Lucifer), son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
   you who laid the nations low!
13You said in your heart,
   'I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
  I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
   in the far reaches of the north;
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
   I will make myself like the Most High.'

Bible, Book of Isiah 14:12-14

 

There is absolutely no doubt from the Truth of the Glorious Quran that Iblees was not one amongst the Angels, but was rather one from amongst the Jinn race.

 

Your Question: .Shaitan is one or many.

Ref: Iblees: the literal meaning of the term Iblees is one who constantly doubts and despairs. The name Iblees is given to that one particular and specific Jinn who chose to disobey and challenge Allah Subhanah during the episode that occurred as related by Allah Subhanah in His Quran during the creation of Hadrat Adam (a.s.).

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 50:

50 Behold! We said to the Angels "Bow down to Adam": they bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrongdoers!

 

Ref: Shaytaan or (plural Shayateen): The literal meaning of the Arabic term Shaytaan is one who transgresses the boundaries of Allah, or is a consistent disobedient or denier of the Truth.

 

A Shaytaan can be one amongst the human beings or amongst the Jinns, for these two races alone have been bestowed a free will to choose between obedience and disobedience of their Lord amongst all His creation. All those amongst the Jinns and the human beings who follow the mission of disobedience of Iblees are all termed Shaytaans by Allah Subhanah.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 112:

And so have We (Allah) always set against every Prophet enemies from among Shaitaans of men and Shaitaans of jinns, who inspire one another with flowery discourses by way of deception.

 

Whenever Allah Subhanah refers to As-Shaytaan (The Shaytaan) in the Glorious Quran, it refers to the accursed leader of the Shayateen, Iblees; and whenever the general term shaytaan or plural shayateen is used, it refers to all those amongst the men and the jinn race who follow the mission of disobedience of the accursed Iblees.

 

Thus in simple layman terms the Jinn like the human race are a creation of Allah Subhanah whom He has bestowed with a free will for a limited period of one life time as a test to choose between obedience and disobedience of their Lord.

 

The Iblees is one amongst the Jinn who chose to disobey and challenge the Lord; and all amongst the Jinns and the human race who choose to follow the mission of disobedience of the Lord are all termed and known as the shayateen.

 

Your Question: ..How he works on human mind & heart. What ever evil deeds we do its all because we fall pray to shaitans evil plots. please reply at the earliest.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verses 39-43:

39 (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth and I will (strive to) put them all in the wrong,

40 Except Thy servants among them sincere and purified (by Thy Grace)."

41 (Allah) said: "This (Way of My sincere servants) is indeed a Way that leads straight to Me.

42 For over My servants no authority shalt thou have except such as put themselves in the wrong and follow thee."

43 And verily Hell is the promised abode for them all!

 

In light of the Guidance of the Glorious Quran, the classic (and probably only) ploy of the Shaytaan is to employ every available machinery at his disposal to whisper evil in mens hearts and minds in such a way that he presents everything that is wrong and sinful as good and fair-seeming; and everything that is good and lawful as evil, burdensome, difficult, and unnecessary!

 

The absolute maximum the Shayateen (Iblees and his party) from amongst the Jinn and/or mankind may ever do is to invite or call one to disobey their Lord and do their evil biddingand not even an iota more! If one amongst man is beguiled by their evil invitation and call, and corrupts his own soul by listening to their call, then he alone is responsible for his response to the evil invitation of the Shaytaan.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 22:

22 And the Shaytaan will say when the matter (on the Day) is decided : "It was Allah Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no authority over you except to call you, but ye listened to me: then reproach not me but reproach your own souls! I cannot listen to your cries nor can ye listen to mine. I reject your former act in associating me with Allah. For wrongdoers there must be a Grievous Penalty."

 

The evil and accursed enemy of man, the Iblees, will himself declare his absolute and total lack of power and authority over anyone on the Day of Judgment! All he could ever do and did was to invite and call people towards falsehood, and the deniers and weak of faith fell for his false promises! In the Court of Allah on the Day of Judgment, this evil and accursed Iblees will try to absolve himself of any wrongdoing and tell those who followed his evil bidding to reproach their own souls in disgust, dismay, regret and sorrow and put no blame on him whatsoever, for he had absolutely no power or authority over any one in the least!

 

Your Question: .normally in india many people say that this or this person is affected by evil spirit . isnt it just schcological. i am sorry that it is not a good question but this is quit common in villages around me , Inshaallah with your knowledge & help i want to put some light on their dark beliefs.

The Jinns are a distinct creation of Allah who have their own test of life ordained for them by Allah Subhanah, and they too will have a full accounting of their deeds on the Day of Judgment like the humans.

 

The system or nature of this life created by the Lord Most High is that every person is responsible for the deeds he does with his own will. If the jinns had the power or could possess someone, then whatever that person does or says, he does not do or say with his own will but rather it would be the will of the Jinn! If a jinn could posses a human being, he could murder someone, rape someone, steal something, etc. and make the human being he has possessed do many an evil deed.and the innocent person could be held guilty in a court of law and punished for something he did not will to do!!!! The whole system of life and the test that the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord has bestowed would be in total disarrayand no ones life or property would be safe on this earth!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 114 Surah An-Naas verses 4-6:

4 (Say: I seek refuge in Allah ) from the mischief of the whisperer (of evil) who withdraws (after his whisper)

5 (The same) who whispers into the hearts of mankind

6 Among Jinns, and among men.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 22:

22 And the Shaytaan (on the Day of Judgment) will say when the matter is decided: "It was Allah Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no authority over you except to call you, but ye listened to me: then reproach not me but reproach your own souls. I cannot listen to your cries nor can ye listen to mine. I reject your former act in associating me with Allah. For wrongdoers there must be a Grievous Penalty."

 

In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Quran, the absolute maximum the Jinn has the power to do is to whisper some evil into the hearts of men, and inspire man to commit some evil! They have absolutely no power to help or hurt any human being, and they absolutely do not possess the power to possess a human being.

 

Thus not only is the guidance of the Holy Quran against the very concept of a jinn possessing a human being, but even logically it is absolutely impossible for a jinn to possess a human being and make him do his will!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verse 27:

27 O ye children of Adam! Let not the Shaytaan seduce you in the same manner as he got your parents (Adam and Hawwa) out of the Garden stripping them of their raiment to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the shayateen friends (only) to those without faith.

 

My beloved brother in Islam, even if all amongst mankind were to stand together and claim that the Jinn can be seen, or a Jinn can posses a human being and make him say and do his will; and they were all to claim they themselves have witnessed this supposed phenomena of the unseen .... and The Lord Most High Declares in His Quran that the Jinn cannot be seen by humans, nor can they possess and make humans do their will.then if you have to, stand alone on the side of Words and Guidance of Truth of Allah Subhanah; for none can be truer in His Word than Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 4:

4 But Allah tells (you) the Truth and He shows the (Right) Way.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 87:

87 And whose Word can be truer than Allah's?

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:

The promise of Allah is true, and who can be truer in his Word than Allah?

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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