Since jinn have the ability of shape-shifting, they can take on various forms. Animals, mythical creatures, human beings, and what ever you can imagine- are all forms they can take. Sounds like a movie? Seriously there is proof in the time of Rasoolullaah (Sallalaahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam) that this is true. Jinn can take the forms of snakes and appear in front of humans. It is for this reason that the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam) has … [Read more...]
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What is the definition of sihr or black magic (dark arts)? Literally sihr, according to al-Layth (rahimahullah), is an act which brings one closer to, with the help of Shaytaan (the devil). According to al-Azhari, the basic meaning of sihr is to make something appear in a form other than it's real form. Technically sihr is anything, the cause of which is hidden and which appears in a form other than it's real one with the intention to … [Read more...]
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I have heard many stories of Jinn marrying humans or falling in love with humans. Is it true and is marriage allowed to jinn? As-Suyooti (rahimahullah) mentioned many such reports from the early generations and scholars pointing to the existence of marriages between humans and jinn. Ibn Taimiyah (rahimahullah) said: “Humans and jinn have married and have had children, this has happened often and is well-known.” Assuming it is possible, many … [Read more...]
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Magic or Sihr is mentioned in the Qur-aan and therefore we know that it is without doubt an existent reality. We should discuss it because it is one of the things which Allah Subhaana wa Ta'aala saw fit to mention in His Immense Book. Magic is one of the hidden forces of existence and we should see what the Creator of the universe has told us about it. The Arabic word for magic, "sihr", is derived from the word "sahar" سحر which is from … [Read more...]
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The jinn and shaytaan amongst them eat and drink. In Sahih-al-Bukhari it is recorded on the authority of Abu Hurairah (radiyAllahu 'anhu) that the Rasoolullah (Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam) told him to get some stones in order for Rasoolullah (Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam) to clean himself after defecation. Rasoolullah (Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam) told Abu Hurairah (radiyAllahu 'anhu), “Do not bring me bones or dung.” Abu Hurairah … [Read more...]
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Whenever the word jinn is mentioned, there are two reactions received from people... "Don't tell me, I won't be able to sleep at night", or "It's so cool, another world, tell me more". It is part of our faith for Muslims to believe in the unseen. We believe in angels, Jannah (garden of Paradise), Jahannam (Hellfire), jinn and of course beyond any human perception- Allah. Only Allah has complete knowledge of the unseen ('ilm ul ghaib). What are … [Read more...]