How many types of Jins.

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How many types of Jins

 

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Types of jinns

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Your Question: How many types of Jins 

Because the ‘Jinns’ are from amongst the unseen, and because there is no specific information known about the exact physical differences amongst the different types (if any) of Jinns in the Quran and the Sunnah…..it would be no more than an exercise of imagination and an indulgence in guess-work for one to determine and differentiate the different types (if any) amongst the creation of the Jinns.

 

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:

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

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s 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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