Throughout history, humans have been fascinated with the supernatural world, and one of the most intriguing creatures that have captured our imagination is the djinn. Known for their magical abilities and mysterious nature, djinns have been a topic of debate and discussion for centuries. In this article, we will delve deep into the world of djinns and uncover the shocking truth about why they are among us.
What are Djinns?
Djinns are supernatural beings that are often depicted as being invisible to humans. They are believed to be made of smokeless flame or, in some traditions, a mixture of fire and air. According to Islamic theology, djinns were created by Allah from smokeless flames before humans, and are considered to be sentient beings with free will, capable of both good and evil deeds.
In Islamic mythology, djinns are often depicted as powerful and dangerous creatures that can possess humans and manipulate their thoughts and emotions. They are said to be able to shapeshift and move at incredible speeds, making them difficult to see and catch.
Why are Djinns Among Us?
There are many different beliefs and theories about why djinns are among us. Some people believe that they are here to test us, while others think that they are here to help us. Here are some of the most common reasons why djinns are believed to be among us:
1. To Test Us
In Islamic theology, djinns are believed to be created to test humans. They are said to have the ability to influence our thoughts and actions, tempting us towards sin and leading us astray. This is why it is important to remain vigilant and seek protection from Allah to avoid being led down the wrong path.
1. To Assist Us
Djinns are believed to be benevolent creatures that can help us in times of need. They are said to have healing powers and can provide guidance and protection to those who seek their help.
There are many stories from different cultures that feature djinns helping people. Here are a few examples:
1. It is said that the Prophet Muhammad had a djinn named Sakhr as a companion who helped him in his daily tasks.It is also known as the djinn of King Solomon.
2. In Pakistan, there is a famous story of the Shamhurish djinn who helped a poor farmer by giving him gold and helping him become wealthy.
3. In the Balkans, djinns help people find hidden treasure or solve complex problems.
4. In Iran, there is a story of a djinn who helps a prince defeat a powerful sorcerer and win the heart of a princess.
5. In Morocco, the old people are telling the story of a djinn who helps a woman by giving her a special herb that cures her sick son. The djinn asks for nothing in return and only asks that the woman keep the secret of his assistance.Well, that obviously didn`t happen.
6. In India, the people still telling the story of a djinn who gives a man the power to understand and speak all languages and after that he travelled the world and become a famous scholar.
7. In the folklore of Egypt, a djinn helps a poor fisherman by giving him a magical net that catches an abundance of fish. The djinn asks for nothing in return and only asks that the fisherman use his newfound wealth to help others in need.
8. In Turkey, there is a story of a djinn who helps a poor farmer by giving him some seeds that grows into a tree that bears golden fruit. The farmer becomes wealthy and helps the people in his village by giving them food and shelter.
9. In the folklore of Iraq, there is a tale of a djinn who helps a brave soldier by giving him a sword that can defeat any enemy. The soldier uses the sword to protect his kingdom and becomes a great hero.
These stories show that while djinns are often portrayed as malevolent beings, they can also be depicted as helpful and benevolent towards humans. And here are some of the personal names of the djinns for which we know that helped people:
1. Djinn Malik is the king of the djinns, and is often depicted as a powerful and benevolent being who helps humans in times of need.
Djinn Malik Taresh
2. Sakhr: as we already wrote – this is the djinn who helped the Prophet Solomon by moving massive stones to build the Temple of Jerusalem. Sakhr is often depicted as a loyal and helpful djinn who is willing to use his strength to assist humans.
3. Abu Mihriz ( also klnown as the red king Al-Ahmar) is believed to be a djinn who helped a group of Muslims during the Battle of Badr. According to the story,
appeared to the Muslims and advised them on battle tactics, ultimately leading them to victory.
4. Umm al-Dunya is a djinn who is believed to have helped a number of people throughout history. According to the stories, Umm al-Dunya often appears to those in need and offers them assistance or advice.
5. Al-Fakik is believed to be a djinn who helped a group of travelers who were lost in the desert. According to the story, Al-Fakik appeared to the travelers and led them to water, saving their lives.
Djinn Abu Mihriz - Ahmar
3. To Live Among Us
Djinns are believed to be living among us as part of their natural existence. They are said to occupy a parallel world that is invisible to humans, and can move between our world and theirs at will.
4. To Punish Us
Djinns are seen as vengeful creatures that can punish humans for their sins. They are said to be able to inflict disease, illness, and misfortune on those who have angered them.
1. In Iraq, there is a story of a djinn who punishes a greedy merchant by tricking him into buying a worthless magic lamp. The djinn then reveals himself and teaches the merchant a lesson about greed.
2. In Iran, a djinn punish a cruel king by transforming him into a monster. The king is then forced to live in the wilderness and learn to be humble and kind to others.
3. In Pakistan, there is a well known story about the greed - a djinn put a dishonest man in a cave full of treasure. The man is then unable to escape and is forced to live in the cave for the rest of his life.
4. In Turkey one of the good folklore tales is about a djinn who punishes a selfish man by making him invisible. The man is then unable to interact with others and learns the importance of community and kindness.
5. In Egypt, there is a story of a djinn who punishes a boastful warrior by defeating him in a battle of strength. The djinn then teaches the warrior a lesson about humility and respect.
These stories show that djinns can also be depicted as punishers or enforcers of justice in folklore from various cultures. While they may be powerful and mysterious, they can also be portrayed as holding humans accountable for their actions and teaching them important lessons about morality and ethics.
Main types of djinns
And here are the main types of djinns, that we know from the ancient knowledge:
1. Iblis is a djinn who refused to bow to Adam and was cast out of heaven. He is often depicted as a symbol of rebellion and temptation, and is believed to punish those who are disobedient to God.
2. Marid is a type of powerful and stubborn djinn and are capable of causing great harm to humans. In Islamic folklore, Marids are often depicted as unpredictable and vengeful creatures who punish those who offend them.
3. Ifrits are capable of causing great chaos and destruction. In Islamic folklore, Ifrits are often depicted as dangerous and cunning creatures who punish humans who do not respect their power.
4. Ghuls are a type of malevolent djinn who are believed to prey on humans, especially children. Ghuls are often depicted as shape-shifting creatures who lure humans into traps and then punish them for their greed or naivety.
5. Qarin is a djinn who is believed to be attached to every human being, acting as a sort of personal demon. Qarins are said to encourage humans to commit sins and disobey God, and are believed to punish those who do not follow their lead.
The Shocking Truth About Djinns:
While djinns are often portrayed as malevolent creatures that are out to harm humans, the truth is much more complex. Djinns are not inherently evil or malicious, but like humans, they are capable of both good and evil deeds. In fact, there are many stories of djinns helping humans in times of need, and some people even form close bonds with these supernatural beings.
Furthermore, the belief that djinns are always invisible and impossible to see is also a myth. In some cultures, djinns are said to take on physical form, often as animals or humans.
Djinn Shamhurish tomb in Toubkal, Morocco
This means that they can be seen and interacted with just like any other creature.
However, it is important to note that while djinns may not be inherently evil, they are still capable of causing harm. In some cases, they may become jealous or angry and seek revenge on humans who have wronged them. Therefore, it is important to treat djinns with respect and seek protection from Allah to avoid any negative interactions.
Stoned djinn egg found by S.Burdu in Turkey - 2017
One thing that is clear is that the concept of djinns is deeply rooted in religious and cultural beliefs. In Islamic theology, djinns are believed to be one of the creations of Allah, while in other cultures, they are seen as powerful spirits or even gods. These beliefs have been passed down through generations, shaping our understanding of the supernatural world and the role that djinns play within it.
Author: Salam Burdu
Salam Burdu is an Islamic scholar and lecturer from Pakistan who is known for his expertise in the field of Islamic spiritual healing and protection. He is particularly known for his research and writings on kala jadoo and its effects, as well as for his advice on how to protect oneself from it.