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Originally posted by geek101
I was browsing through some islamic site the other day, its a progressive site, and has some great articles. One however, i thought warranted mention on here.
Now, alot of muslims take jinn to mean ghosts, spirits. They believe that they live among us but are not seen (this point might be important when you read the article).
Personally, i have never given much thought to what they are, apart from the fact that i know they are not ghosts. For one thing, they are mentioned in the Quran, and as muslims, we dont believe in the concept of ghosts.
I had also heard alot of stories regarding people who had seen jinn....in as much that they had seen things like peoples eyes changing to cat type eyes, and changing into different beings before their eyes.
My favourite was the story of the children who were always curious as to how their mother made dinner so quickly every night. They were never allowed to look into the kitchen while she was preparing dinner.
One evening, curiousity got the better of them, and they peeked. Only to find their mother had 4 arms which were frantically making chippattis and cooking dinner...lol
Again, stories....but again, might be important in light of the article.
Before you read the article itself, i would like to point out that elsewhere in the Quran, it says that there was a long period of time when man was not even thought of.
That always, always, brought to my mind, that there was an ancient race.
It also says that if we can go to the heavens (which in the Quran, appears to mean space.....Heaven itself (paradise) is mostly always called Paradise, then we will go, but only if God allows it.
Anyway, heres the article. I wonder how many people guess where the author is going before they reach the end :-)
Who are Jinn?
Originally posted by pretty_vacant
I always thought Djinn were fire spirits or genies..
Djinn are referred to as any spirit that is "beneath" an angel.
And because they await they're Judgement day from God and also have free will to follow a path of righteousness or evil, i would say from the off-set that they're not an entirely evil race - much alike humans in this way. We are not an entirely evil race and we also can choose to live with love and compassion or hate and misery..
The djinn are probably most definitely shape-shifters as, from what i've read about them, they can appear in physical form but i wouldn't go so far as to say that they ARE in fact reptiod..
I think they're two entirely different species..
Originally posted by Jeremy_Vaeni
According to Farah Yurdozu, Turkish psychic/ufologist, the Jinn are reptilians. (Followed by the requisite, "and they control everything.")
Originally posted by tankthinker
my muslim friend told me about jinn
we came to the conclusion that they are the watchers