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The Jinn and Knowledge of the Unseen

“He (Allah) is the Knower of the Unseen, and He reveals unto none His secret, Save unto every messenger who He has chosen, and then He makes a guard to go before him and a guard behind him that He may know that they have indeed conveyed the messages of their Lord. He surrounds all their doings, and He keeps count of all things.” (al-Jinn 26-28)

It is spread among many people that the jinn know the unseen. And the jinn do their best to spread this wrong notion among humans. But Allah has shown the falsity of their claim in the story of the Prophet Solomon (Sulayman AS). Solomon was given power over the jinn who worked on his behalf. After his death, his body stayed erect, leaning on a staff, and the jinn continued to work. They were not aware that he had died until some crawling creatures ate away the staff he was resting on. Then Solomon fell and it was made clear to the people that the jinn are liars when they claim to know the unseen. Surah Saba in Quran,

“And when We decreed death for him [Solomon], nothing showed his death to them save a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff. And when he fell the jinn saw clearly how, if they had known the unseen, they would have not continued in despised toil” (Saba: 14)

Surah al-Jinn mentions how they stole messages from the heavens before, and how the number of guards in heaven were increased after Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was sent. After that the jinn were confounded.

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3 Responses to “The Jinn and Knowledge of the Unseen”

  1. ibnTariq says:

    As-Salaamu ‘alaykum,

    JazakaAllahu khairan for this website brother.

    I have one question, back in Jahilliyya My uncle lost some important papers and he went to one to one of the sorcerer to find him and this guy told my uncle where were his papers, how do the jinn know that? they don’t go to heavens to steal this little information or do they? Because the angels have more imp things to discuss

    • Wamiq says:

      Walikumassalam. the case of your uncle. Its the information of the past, which the jinn provided to your uncle. Jinns or human can predict future by looking at your past. but its only prediction. Like we predict weather by watching clouds. Hope u understood. Jazakallahu khair

  2. Maryum says:

    I have an very need for answer, and what to do, my son has been under influence of an evil spell, which I was told, those who did this to him, went out to a cemetary sacrificed an animal, did chats, over the grave of an very evil person, a person, who was a bad person, who never had good, and don’t want any good, for anyone, this evil spirit grave was surrounded by these people, and burning, they used the ash to feed to him, making him a body of the evil one. I don’t what to do, to help him out of this horrible condition, he’s very mean, evil, and doing things, which I don’t know who he has become. Each day, it’s gets worse, he can’t hold onto a job, car, a good woman, seems all he tries to do, goes to nothing, I’ve suggested he pray more, he doesn’t this evil force seems to be eating him up. Any advice. thank you…Please respond soon..thank you.

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