Jinns are any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil. They are invisible beings endowed with intelligence and possibly with communities. It is claimed that prophets have been raised from among them who have transmitted heavenly revelations. There are among them both believers and unbelievers. Satanic jinns inspire one with suspicions and ungrounded fears. It must be pointed out that man cannot be obsessed by Jinns.

Opportunists have also had recourse to jinns conjuring them to work magic.


And the Jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind. (15/27)

Jinns are creatures endowed wit consciousness and will like human beings but are invisible like microwave, for instance.


I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me (51/56)

Just like men, they are servants of God and are subject to the divine law; the doers of good deeds shall be placed in paradise, the evil doers in hell.


"O ye assembly of Jinns and men! … (6/130)

'True, there were persons among mankind who took shelter with persons among the Jinns, but they increased them in folly. (72/6)

We learn from the Qur'an that jinns, like men, have sex and families both in heaven and upon the earth and have their communities.


"O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you apostles from amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours? (6/130)

Behold, We turned towards thee a company of Jinns (quietly) listening to the Qur'an: when they stood in the presence thereof, they said, "Listen in silence!" When the (reading) was finished, they returned to their people, to warn (them of their sins). They said, "O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Moses, confirming what came before it: it guides (men) to the Truth and to a Straight Path. "O our people, hearken to the one who invites (you) to Allah, and believe in him: He will forgive you your faults, and deliver you from a Penalty Grievous. (46/29-31)

The Prophet did not see them actually but was told by God that they listened to the recitation of the Qur'an.

Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened (to the Qur'an). They said, 'We have really heard a wonderful Recital! (72/1)


'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary: we follow divergent paths. (72/11)

Amongst us are some that submit their wills (to Allah., and some that swerve from justice. Now those who submit their wills - they have sought out (the path) of right conduct: (72/14)

As the Qur'an explains the jinns are of two categories; namely, the good ones and the evil ones. Among them there are those who are believers and disbelievers who are a source of evil acts.


… the Jinns saw plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in the humiliating Penalty (of their Task). (34/14)

The Unseen is that to which not even the Prophet had had access. With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but He…(6/59) One can see that the manipulations of the so-called seers and fortune tellers are but pure swindling acts. Moreover, any help that can be extended to a human being should be free without charge: Those were the (prophets) who received Allah's guidance: Copy the guidance they received; Say: "No reward for this do I ask of you: This is no less than a message for the nations." (6/90)


(The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,- Among Jinns and among men. (114/5-6)

Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend? They descend on every lying, wicked person, (Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars. (26/221-223)

The effects on man exerted by jinn and human devils are anxiety, doubt, suspicion, and scruple. Unbelieving jinns try to distort truth, whispering into the hearts evil things while believing jinns inspire determination and happiness. Man totters between truth and untruth before eventually arriving at a resolution wherein he finds perfection. Devils inspire skepticism about the existence of God, afterlife, prayers, fasting, alms, etc. The person who is a victim to such doubts will be led to the precipice of perdition.


We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,- (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits, (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side, Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty, Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness. (37/6-10)

Heavens are the abode of angels. They discuss among themselves divine messages received. The devilish jinns who would intrude in their space might overhear their dialogues and when they are back to earth they would distort what they had heard and adding lies to their stories communicate them to the sorcerers; who, believing they have received revelations, would be led astray and lead astray other people. Therefore, the heavens are made devil-proof. (See Elmalılı M.Hamdi Yazır, 8/301).

"In view of such and similar occurrences it is believed that human beings telecommunicate by the mediation of the jinns. Despite the fact that he Unseen is inaccessible to them it is believed that they know and are able to observe certain things unknown to human beings. However, they are not to be trusted since they concoct lies while transmitting such knowledge to human beings; just like in the case of seers; just like in mediumistic séances." ( See Divantaş IImihal II p. 156)

Scarcity of knowledge about the jinns in the Qur'an led people to have recourse to such people claiming to have esoteric knowledge. It has become a lucrative profession nowadays.

Jinns who are supernatural beings are believed to have access to knowledge which is not accessible to human beings. Nevertheless, about future neither the jinns nor the prophets can know anything. Such appeals are made only to God. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.(1/5)

Allah forgiveth not (The sin of) joining other gods with Him; but He forgiveth whom He pleaseth other sins than this: one who joins other gods with Allah, Hath strayed far, far away (from the right). (The Pagans), leaving Him, call but upon female deities: They call but upon satan the persistent rebel! (4/116-117)


Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind, The King (or Ruler) of Mankind, The Allah (for judge) of Mankind,- From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper),- (The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,- Among Jinns and among men (114/1-6)

It is known that the Prophet used to recite these verses three times each before going to bed. Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction (13/28)