posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 09:16 AM
I am going to just give a brief idea of Jinns/genie in islam and how they explain some phenomenons as past life memories, paranormal experiences etc.
Feel free to ask and i will answer to the best of my knowledge.
God made three creations, i am putting aside animals/plants etc
1) Angels-made of light, have no free will and so obey God perfectly.they are the ones who execute commands from God, make the universe operate
smoothly, also guardian angels for each human and angels with each human to write his/her account.
2) Jinns- second came jinns, made from 'smokeless fire' and also 1st to have FREE WILL. Devil is among these. Who was raised to a higher honour
among angels for his piety but later fell due to arrogance at the creation of humans. I'l write more later.
3)Humans- made of earth/dust/elements, have free will.
Now back to jinns, the arabic word comes from the root word meaning "hidden" the same word also gives Jannah(Heaven)
obviously they are invisible normally.
They are of few types, some just live at abandoned houses, uninhabitated areas, woods etc, some can change form and look like animals/humans, some can
Normally they avoid humans but then they have free will.
They have a longer life span than humans and can possess humans, that can explain past life memories, a jinn passing memory of a dead host to another
child host just for the fun of it and later even leave.
There's a lot more but maybe it would get included in my replies.