Invisible Creatures: Angels and Jinn
Both Jinn and angels exist in the same way as humans, and there is a connection between them and humanity, yet we cannot see them, thus the word “invisible.” Here is another common knowledge we have about angels and animals, which we can find two main sources of Islam, the Qur’an and Hadith (recorded works of the Prophet Muhammad SAW).
Angels can have different sizes, shapes or fit. They cannot be described as male or female, for that attribute is not given. The number of Angels is unknown to anyone but Allah Almighty. Some people often believe that Shaytan (Satan / Iblis) is a fallen angel; this belief is false, as the angels are creatures who can disobey the command of Allah (Shaytan is a Jinn, which will be explained below).
The angels are also responsible for the varied roles assigned to them by the Creator. Some of the activities we know that angels lead are: asking people in the grave, delivering messages, beating the fetus, recording the good and bad deeds of people, guarding paradise, holding the throne of Allah SWT, worshiping Allah, blowing the horn on Judgment Day, seeking monuments (dhikr) such as halakah and salah, etc. guarding the Prophet Muhammad saw. These are just a few of the angelic responsibilities we know about.
The angels can have great power given to them by Allah SWT. For example, they can take different forms. In the Qur’an, Allah describes how He sent the angel Jibril (Gabriel, AS) in the form of a man at the time of Isa (Jesus) ‘s pregnancy: ”.
The angels also do not tire of serving Allah Almighty: “They celebrate His praise day and night, and they never cease,”.
Angels are not visible to humanity, but Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was able to see the angel Jibril (AS). The Qur’an says we should not worry about how angels appear, but in another hadith the Prophet SAW said, “I have been given permission to speak of one of the angels of God carrying the throne. The distance between his ears and shoulders is equal to a journey of seven hundred years, ”(Abu Dawud).
Muslims should be careful not to attribute the attributes of angels which have not been revealed from the Qur’an and sunnah. For example, in western cultures there is a sense in which angels are like cherubs, with feathers, blossoms, and so on. It is better to stop the display of angels so that you do not do something blasphemous.
There is no English equivalent to the word jinn, so we will look at its Arabic. The Jinn (الجن al-jinn, alone; الجني al-jinnī) are creatures created by Allah, who created them with fire and free will, unlike the angels. The Jinn live in the world of the human race but are not visible to us. The word jinn is an Arabic word derived from the word ‘janna’, which means to hide or conceal. It is widely believed that most jinn are found among culturally polluted areas such as baths, garbage dumps, and zoos. (See Du’aa by going to the toilet) The 72nd surah of the Qur’an is named after the title. In it there are accounts with details of some of Jinn’s activities.
In the Qur’an, Allah says: “Verily We created man from dry mud and smooth black mud. And We created the Jinn before that in the flame of a smoke-free fire,” 15: 26-27.
Just like humans, Jinn are required to worship Allah and follow Islam. In the Qur’an, Surah Ad-Dhariyat says, “I did not create Jinn and mankind without worshiping Me.” In many ways, jinn like humans because they have the freedom to choose, eat and drink, marry, have children, die, and be judged on the Last Day of Reckoning by Allah the Almighty. They will be with mankind on that Day and will go to Jannah (Paradise) or Hell (Hell). Jinn have free will, so they can be Muslim or non-Muslim, most of them non-Muslims because of their nature by fire.
All non-Muslim races are part of the most famous gene army, Iblis – Shaytan (Satan). As a result, unbelieving genes are also called Shaytans.
As for the Muslim geniuses: the first of them did so during the time of the Prophet (SAW) when their party was surprised by the recitation of the Qur’an. Allah has revealed to the Prophet (SAW) the details of this event in the following verses: “Say (O ‘Muhammed): It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened to us;” We have indeed heard a wonderful Qur’an. It leads to righteousness so believe in it, and we will never cooperate with our lord, ‘”.