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In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Say, I seek refuge with Allah, the Lord of mankind,
the king of mankind,
the God of mankind,
from the evil of the whisper, who withdraws
who whispers in the breasts of mankind,
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as brother semir has introduced the topic this evening, in keeping with the series of topics that we have taken so far, basically following the pillars of Eman the pillars of faith
will be covering the world of the angels and the jinn.
As this is a topic which is often neglected, when Islam is being presented, its system of beliefs are being presented, it tends to be glossed over. And such people tend to rely on folklore, myths and misunderstandings to as their source of knowledge in this area.
First, the world of the angels.
And it is a part of Islamic faith, as we said to believe in the angels and what this means fundamentally, is belief in their existence.
And whatever Allah has revealed in the Quran, the Scripture and the prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon him has clarified to us about them with regard to their names, their attributes and their roles. This is the basic belief that Muslims are obliged
And for those who would question because as we go into look at the world of the angels and we see that they have such an intricate role within our own world.
Why did Allah need
to have angels
do the things that they have been assigned to do?
We may as well as Why did a law have the force of gravity governing certain bodies in this life or other forces or laws of
thermodynamics or by, you know, biochemical principles? Why did the law have these things, because surely a law could have others, there could be other principles or other laws governing different aspects of nature. Similarly, if a law had wished he could have had other creatures or other principles governing the things that we now know, as those governed by angels, however, Allah chose to have the force of gravity, and he chose to have angels, and that's the bottom line, he knows what is best. And what he has created, is the best that could be created.
He informed us about the world of the angels, though we would not be able to discover this world through our own scientific means etc, he informed us about this world for a particular reason.
And when we look at the the relationship between the world of the angels and the human world, we can see what is the wisdom behind us knowing about the world of the angels.
First and foremost,
we should understand that the angels are created from light.
This is not stated in the Quran, this is stated in the sunlight Sahih Muslim, Ayesha, the daughter of Abu Bakar, and the third wife of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said, the prophet Mohammed Salah had said the angels were created from light, the jinn from fire and Adam from what has already been described to us.
So the angels and the jinn represent two separate
beings from the spiritual world. From the Islamic perspective, there are three different species of intelligent beings,
the mankind, the angels, and the jinn. All of these having essentially a spiritual base, that is human beings, though they may be
visible, and they function in the visible world. Their souls inhabit the world of invisible, invisible and rational beings.
the angels, though invisible to us.
Normally, we did mention in the previous session with regards to Prophet Mohammed, may God's peace be upon him and the prophets, that the revelation which was brought by Angel Gabriel, sometime was brought when Angel Gabriel was in the form of a man.
On occasion, that man was visible to the companions themselves on other occasions. He wasn't.
However, there are amongst a lot of creatures, those who are able to see the angels even when they're invisible, Abu huraira reported in a narration collected by a Buddha and also found in saya Bukhari and Muslim
that if you hear a rooster crow, ask a law for his grace for to see in an angel.
Now, the general
form of the angels
is not as is portrayed in the Greco Roman legends, where the angels like Cupid is a little baby with wings on his back flying around with a bow and arrow, or, you know, as a man walking around with a pair of wings on his back, you know, pair of bird like wings on his back.
When the angel appeared in the form of a man he was a man, not with any wings, but Allah has described the angels as having wings, but the wings, we should not think of in terms of human terms or in terms of the the wings of birds etc. Because a lie is described
in the Quran, in chapter 14, verse one Alhamdulillah 42, semi watchable out of Jilin, melodica, Tierra Sula, only a jihad in methanol with lava, jazzy to feel healthy Maya in no mohalla condition.
All praise is due to Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth
who made the end
messengers with wings two, three and four. And he increases in the creation as He wills
alive in my sorrowed Companion of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam reported that Allah's Messenger had seen Angel Gabriel in his natural state, in which he had 600 wings, each of which filled the horizon.
And they were like multicolored drops of pearls and Carl followed falling from the wings.
So the angels in their natural state are quite huge, so much so that in another narration related by Jabir ibn Abdullah
with regards to the angels that carry the throne of Allah,
Salam said, allow me to speak about one of the throne bearers. The distance between his earlobe and shoulder is what a bird would fly in 700 years. So we're talking about a huge aspect of a lot of creation.
though they appeared, when they appeared in human form, they appeared as males. Because one of the appearances, the companions described that he looked like one of the companions whose name was Dahlia, and can be that he looks similar to him, and another time he appeared like an unknown Bedouin.
Though he has been described, they've been described as in male forms, they are not considered to be either male or female.
Nor is there any evidence in Islamic texts to indicate that they reproduce.
We have in Surah sofit verse 150, a law saying I'm Halak am Hakuna Matata ekata inasa, for whom shall he do? This was rebuking the pagan Arabs of for claiming that the angels were feminine, or female.
Now, with regards to the names of the angels, there are only eight names which have been authentically recorded in Islamic texts. There are many in folklore,
there are only eight jabril, the Angel of revelation McHale or Macau, the angel responsible for him is Raphael the angel will blow the horn signaling the end of the world. Malik the name of the guardian of the hell
Moncure and nicaea two angels will question people in the grave and Harold and marut two angels were sent to the people of Babylon to test their faith. These are the authentic names of angels all the other names that we hear of Israel and etc. These names are either based on
Israeli traditions, you know, traditions taken out of the Bible biblical sources, or they're based on weak narrations fabricated narrations, or they're simply common folklore names which have been chosen.
Now, with regard to the abilities of the angels, we have been informed that they are able to read human intent. They're able to understand what is going on in the human mind.
Prophet Muhammad wa sallam was quoted by Abu huraira as saying, and this isn't Sahil Buhari, the angels say to a law that man intends to do evil. Although he is more vigilant than them, he replies watch him, if he commits evil recorded in kind, but if he abandons it record for him one good deed, for surely he gave it up for my sake.
So they have the ability to read human mind. And virtually all of the movement and activities which take place in the world are under their
command or under their control or under their influence. And this is deduced from the verb from the verse
in which Allah said, foul mocha sumati Umrah and other verses were a loss command throughout the creation because everything is by its command, you know, is
assigned to the angels.
They are also assigned to every human being,
from the time that they are formed in the womb to the time of birth.
Prophet Mohammed Al Salam was quoted by Anna Sydney Malika, saying, Allah, the Exalted and glorious has appointed an angel as the caretaker of the womb that says, My Lord, it is like an oily drop. My Lord, it is now like a leech. My Lord it has become like a clump of chewed flesh. Then if Allah wishes to complete its creation, the angel will ask my Lord, will it be male or female.
we have another narration from the library was rude,
that when the
the fetus reaches the beginning of the fifth month,
the angel breathes the soul into him.
At that same time,
four things are recorded, his livelihood, his lifespan, his deeds, whether he'll be wretched, or happy.
Besides that, each person has to has an angel assigned to him, or
who may vary not necessarily the same Angel all the time, but an angel is with him throughout his life,
encouraging him to good and guiding him from evil. This is part of that consciousness, that we spoke of earlier, in terms of the human being, having a consciousness of good and evil.
And we will look at the evil side when we come to the world of the jinn.
paramahansa Sallam said, Every one of you has been assigned a companion from the among the jinn and one from the angels.
So these, these angels were with us, encourage us to good, put good suggestions in our minds, you know, and counteract evil suggestions which would come from the evil source of the jinn.
There are also two angels who are assigned to recording
deeds, these are the ones most people know about. We can find in surah and Fatah, verses 10 and 11, or in La kumala, half even kahraman katene that verily there is assigned to you, protectors
guiders guardians, who are noble and who record
Outside of this, we have angels in throughout our life span what takes place in our life, these angels who are with us recording are constantly with us, the angels, which are assigned as a support to us, which are giving us good thoughts at sometimes this this angel may leave us. And this is what is referred to when problems are solved and said that angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or pictures or statues of living beings.
Because the angels that are recording angels will not leave you at any time. So we shouldn't think some people might ignorantly feel that they can avoid their record being taking place, you know, being things deeds being recorded, if they keep a dog with them all the time. You know,
with regards to a person dying,
an angel is also assigned to take the soul at the time of death. And when the person dies, that soul is passed over to angels in the next life. And the angels who receive that soul, take the soul on a particular journey which we will look at when we come to the series of lecture the lecture on the Judgment Day.
But it's enough to know that the angel takes our soul in the next life takes it through a journey, then two other angels will come back to it while it's in the grave in that state of the grave and question it concerning. Its Lord, the prophet was sent to it and it's religion
that basically summarizes the information basic information that has been revealed to us concerning the angels. And the significance of knowledge of the world of the angels is basically for human beings to know that all of their deeds are being recorded. their thoughts are being monitored. This would help them to reflect before acting, because it is
It is through acting hastily that we fall into sin.
Prophet Mohammed Solomon said that and even a law when a gentleman is shaped on that deliberate, careful action is from a law and haste is from Satan. So by reflecting on the relationship that the angels have with us, this would help us to be conscious of the fact that our deeds are constantly being recorded. And as such we would think twice, or think more than twice before doing some actions that we may consider.
Now, regarding the other world, which is the world of the jinn,
and this world, we said that the jinn were created from fire. And as we said previously, though, the jinn are created from fire, we should not think of the jinn as being little wisps of fire that are puffing around, you know, the place. No, they were created from fire, and of course, people because we know that among the jinn, there are some that are good and some that are evil, you know, if there is the Hellfire than how are the jinn going to be punished? How are they going to if they're ready to fire? This is why we have to realize that though they were created originally from fire, as we human beings were originally created from clay and we said, we don't think of ourselves as being
clumps of clay walking around. We don't think of the jinn in terms of the origin from which they were created. Though they were originally created from fire, they're no longer fire. And as we can be harmed by the earth, but the earth from which we are created, you can take a piece of clay, you know, harden it, make a brick out of it and kill somebody with it. Though people are made from clay. Similarly, the fire can still be a source of punishment and is a source of punishment for the jinn who are evil
even though they were originally created from fire, now the jinn were created on the earth before human beings a lot I mentioned this well Jan Hala, Punahou Minh cobble menari, Simone. And I created the jinn before that from a fiery wind in reference to the creation of man and the jinn.
And from the narrations from problems and solve them, we know that they had populated the earth and corruption had begun amongst them. And this is why when a lot inform the angels that he would create men and put him on the earth man who had a freewill as the jinn had the angels question, would you put someone on the earth who would spread corruption and murder etc, etc. This was based on what they had observed of the jinn. Whereas the Lord told them that he knew what they didn't know.
The Djinn are divided into three basic types with regards to their modes of existence. Prophet Mohammed Solomon said there are three types of jinn, one type which flies around in the air all the time, which can move within an within our world and outside of our world. Another type which exists as snakes and dogs, and an Earthbound type which resides in one place or wonders about when it attaches itself to people or objects.
With regards to faith, as we mentioned, the jinn come in two categories as human beings, either believers or disbelievers.
The monaci upon the hypocrites are considered to be a class of disbelievers. So people are either believers or disbelievers. Believers may be disobedient, committing acts which are displeasing to God, but the faith is still there. They're still in the class of believers. One who goes out of that faith is believing in God rejecting God's message, Revelation rejecting the prophets, rejecting other deeds which God has prescribed for his creatures, such are classified as disbelievers, and the punishment for them is hell whether they are among the jinn or among mankind
with regards to control of the jinn, because this is an area which people tend to get off into Earth where the mythology and and a lot of folklore etc, where people tell stories about having these jeans doing this and that for them, you know, and
it's quite common and in any part of the world you go, you'll hear all these types of stories. The fact is that no human being can gain control over the jinn. This was something specially given to prophets with a man. He made a draw, which is mentioned in the Quran, and so on.
sod, verse 35 rub a fairly well happily Mulliken, Lion bahini. I had him embody Oh my Lord, forgive me and bestow on me a kingdom not allowed to anyone after me.
Control dominion over the gym this was given as a miracle to Prophet Solomon, and to none after him. So much. So the Prophet Mohammed Al Salam
informed this companions one occasion, saying, verily any fruit is a more powerful among the jinn spat on me last night trying to break my prayer. However, a lot, let me overpower him and I wanted to tie him to one of the columns in the masjid. So you all could see him in the morning, that I remembered my brother's Solomon's prayer, oh, my Lord, forgive me and bestow on me it Kingdom not allowed to anyone after me. So Prophet Mohammed Al Salam was able to keep the gin off him, to restrain it, but not to control it.
So anyone who tells you that they have this Genie that is under their control, etc, you know, right away that this is not true. What can happen instead, is that a contract can be made, the relationship with the evil world of the jinn is through contract. And there are no good genes coming into our worlds and doing favors for us. Because they are banned from our world as we are not allowed to, to interfere in their world, they're not allowed to interfere in our world.
So it is only the evil among them that cross the barrier and interfere in our world. So we don't have even though somebody will tell you this, I have this good Genie prepares food for me every day and cleans my house. You know, if that is the case, the Djinn evil among them may try to gain control over a human being, by appearing to them to be in their favorite to be doing things for them initially, until they get their guard down and then eventually they work them over into the area of shirk. Because the main goal and effort on the part of the gin is to draw human beings into disobedience of Allah and ultimately into shift.
Now, the area in which the jinn play the biggest havoc, in human life, and human the human world is in the area of fortune telling is one of the biggest areas because human beings
have a natural desire to want to know the future. Everybody wants to assure for himself or herself a good life. So knowing what is in the future would then give one an opportunity to ensure for oneself good.
So there have been people from the most ancient of times till today who sell information about good
there they come under the general heading of fortune tellers. Now, some of them are stressed guesswork.
In fact, probably most of them are just guesswork, games tricks, etc. But there is a body among them that have given solid and reliable information, pieces of information, which have made people believe in them as having these powers and those among them that have this type of information, we can understand how they can get this type of information by understanding the world of the jinn and its relationship to us.
We have a verse in the Quran, in which are a number of verses in which Allah speaks about the fact that the jinn,
the class of them, who are in the atmosphere, and who move can move in our world outside of our world, who grew up to the lowest heavens and there they feel a listening they listen in on what is discussed amongst the angels when Allah commands angels, the commands go down through the heavens to the lowest heaven and as they discuss it amongst themselves, some among the jinn managed to reach up to the level of the lower heavens not entering it, but up to that level and hear some of that information.
they are driven away from that by meteors, comets, etc. And this is recorded in the Quran in surah, Jin scribed. And Prophet Mohammed Al Salam had mentioned that the jinn pass information back down until it reaches the lips of the magician, unfortunately
Sometimes a meteor may overtake them before they could pass it on. But if they pass it on before being struck, they add to it 100 lies. So the reality is that the information that these people convey will be a mixture of lies, and a few truths. What happens with people in general is that when they hear the predictions of a fortune teller,
all of the information goes into their subconscious. And the false information, which is not confirmed by having taken place is forgotten. Whereas the one thing which they tell them which is true, which takes place, the person remembers that this is reinforced by the information which was initially given, and then the person will swear by that person, this is a fortune teller of the first class, this is a true fortune teller. So you have somebody like Jean Dickson, digest the end of last year, who was, you know, a favorite fortune teller amongst the presidents of the United States, and others every year, she would give her predictions for the year it would be in the
national newspapers etc. And people depended on her books, you know, they study them, etc.
But the fact is, they said, For her, as well as for people like Nostradamus and others, you'll find that when you look at the totality of what they say, the vast majority of what they mentioned is false. And there are only a few pieces of information, which is actually true. But human beings with that tendency to want to latch on to anything, which would indicate knowledge of the future, grab on to that small piece of information, and
they end up depending on these people.
And in doing so, they end up falling into an area of partial disbelief or complete disbelief.
The jinn can also help fortune tellers with immediate information like somebody is coming to them, and they may get information about that person before the person reaches there. So you may go to see a fortune teller and he will tell you or she will tell you, you know, what your name is, what the name of your parents are, how old you are, what country you came from, etc, etc. That type of information is quite easy and quite accurate for them to get.
Also, they can give information about things which are over distances because we know they are able to travel over the earth, over huge distances in short spaces of time. We know in the Quran in surah number with regards to the Queen of Sheba, when she was coming Prophet Solomon as one of the jinn to go and get her throne. And he said that he would get it for him before he even got up from his place where he was sitting.
Because of the sacrilege and the heresy that is involved in dealing with the jinn, those involved in fortune telling, etc.
Islam has taken a very strong stance against it.
Prophet Mohammed Al Salam was reported by his wife have said to have said this, a lot of whoever approaches a fortune teller and ask him anything, will not be accepted for 40 days and nights.
This is a question out of curiosity is not necessarily believing in what they're saying, the Salah will not be accepted for 40 days and nights.
This includes all of the different forms of fortune telling that are available in our society today. One of the major ways is through the astrological science. In almost every newspaper in the world today, you will find a page which gives the zodiac signs zodiac signs of the zodiac, your astrological predictions for the day, if you're a cancer, a Taurus or whatever, you know, this is a good day to do this or bad they shouldn't do this delayed until tomorrow or whatever, all of that.
If one turns to that page, what if you open the newspaper and you just happened to see it then you keep reading no problem. You don't read the page, you just pass over it, no problem. But now if you're flipping open that newspaper looking for it.
And you're saying people say don't read this, you said I don't believe it. And I was just for fun.
This is no fun here. This is something very serious. As long as you're opening it and looking to see what your you know what your sign is, and you're looking to see what it has to say. Then you fall under this statement of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam your Salah is not accepted for 40 days and nights. Now this doesn't mean you got to vacation for 40 days and nights from prayer. Some people say okay, no. Okay, no point if it's not accepted by a law for 40 days and nights, no point to be praying
No, because when a person prays two things takes place. One, they remove from themselves the obligation of prayer.
And two, depending on the level of concentration in their prayer, they earn a reward. Right as Salim said, some people pray and only a 10th of the prayer is rewarded others only a fifth, etc, etc.
So though this is the case, if you read your your page, your astrological page today, you still have to continue to pray for the next 40 days, but the value the reward for the prayer has been lost.
Now whoever goes looking for that page believing in what it says our goal is to a fortune teller, palm reader or whatever getting their tea leaves read, believing in what the person is saying problems are seldom said as reported by Abu huraira. And
his grandson, whoever approaches a fortune teller and believes what he says, has this believed in what was revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
This is an act of disbelief.
This is how serious Islam regarded.
Now, there is another aspect of the world of the jinn,
which has significance to us.
Beyond the world of magic, because this is also become a popular area. In Western society today, people like Daniels and David Copperfield and others were dazzling people with feats of magic. And we know this is also a forbidden area. Those that are seriously involved in it are involved in using the gin the gin help them
Islam is strictly against them. In fact, the instruction that the companions followed when they went into the lands of Islam spread out of Arabia was to execute magicians. And the use of magicians is something forbidden. Even in the Old Testament, you can find still in what may be what they call the Torah.
Deuteronomy 18, verse nine to 12, we find what is attributed to Goddess saying, when you come into a land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among any among you, those who burns his son or daughter as an offering anyone who practices divination, that is fortune telling a soothsayer is another term for fortune teller and auger, another term for Fortune Teller, a sorcerer or charmer, these are magicians or medium one who acts as a tool for the the jinn to communicate with this world, or a wizard. That's a form of magician or necromancer, other forms of magicians, for whoever does these
things, is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominable practices, the Lord your God is driving them out before you. So, it is something forbidden
in the religion, revealed to the prophets, and revealed to mankind
though it has become very popular today.
But the area which is probably the most
critical to note, besides this area, fortune telling,
is that of demonic possession.
Wherein, the jinns because some among them are able to take different forms
are able to appear as apparitions and visions to people. Every year people will see the visions of of Mary or the Christ child or whatever, you know, in different parts of the world. And this place becomes an area of pilgrimage, or the statue like in Ireland, some years back in the statue of Mary started to rock back and forth, you know, and they thought maybe there was some seismic activity there, they brought geologists to check it out no seismic activity, but the statue was rocking, and they couldn't find any explanation but to analyze it as being a miracle, you know, these people are worshipping Mary anyway as the mother of God. And this became a place of pilgrimage a small little
village in Ireland, they made a big you know, International Airport there for 747 to come in, you know, business. At any rate, it became an area of fitna or trial for those people, because of course, this confirms their belief in Mary being the Mother of God.
You also find
You know, other instances, I know in Israel, I think, last year, now there was one picture of Jesus where the eyes were supposed to have closed or tears came from the eyes is happening all around the world, you know, which all of this tends to confirm in people's minds that Jesus was God, Mary was the mother of God.
But we understand that the jinn are able to possess objects, they're able to enter into objects and to cause movement in them or to cause sound from them. This is already recorded in Surah Taha, for example, and, and other chapters of the Quran with regards to Musa
Prophet, Prophet Moses, when he left his people and went to receive the commandments from God. And
in his absence,
an individual amongst them who is referred to as Assam II, he asked the people to gather their gold jewelry.
And he took up some dust which he claimed to have been the dust, remaining from the footprint of an angel sprinkled it along with it, you know, mix it up, and from it, he created the shape of a calf.
And as Allah says, In the four iron with regards to him for rajala, whom agilon just said en la, Who who are
you to come out for them a calf, in bodily form, which mood
because the people are not going to take this as a God, if it was just a statue.
So what happened is that after creating the statue, the statue said, move, as cows do.
And of course, this is what this is what shocked them, and made them accepted. This was in fact, God. So they bow down they took it as a god besides a lot. Now, we know it wasn't the statue which was moving. It was the jinn that had entered the statue and gave that sound.
Similarly, we have events like that of halogens head, you know, according to the legends, the Sufi legends that when a large, this was the individual who claimed that he was a law, I spoke about him earlier.
And when he was asked to recant to give up the statement, he insisted standing up and opening his garments saying there's nothing inside of this garment except the law. So the Muslim judges had nothing else to do, but to order his execution. So they took him and they cut off his head. And according to Sufi legends, if it's true, when he cut off his head, as his head hit the ground and rolled, it continued to say analog, analog analog,
right, according to their legends, right? It may be true Allah knows. The point is that for them, this is confirmation that whatever he said, when he claimed that he was a hawk, he was a law this was true, but the fact of the matter is that it could very well have been the jinn,
saying this out of his mouth, and convincing the ignorant among them, that in fact, this man was speaking the truth.
By understanding that the jinn can possess objects and even human beings, we can understand also many of the things which are taking place in the world today we spoke about flying saucers before that this what is true amongst it may be from the world of the gin, the gin taking different forms, little green men or whatever, you know, are things which appeared to fly at amazing speeds wherever,
as well as the things of what they call haunted houses, ghosts, etc. All these experiences that people experience around the world which they have no explanation for, that easily we can understand the role of the jinn in this matter, even in the cases of apparent reincarnation. Like they have a case which took place. And they have an every so often you'll find cases similar to this. There was a girl in India back in the 70s. My name was Shanti Devi, and she was seven years old. And she described a place where she had lived previously
in a previous life in a town called mudra. In a province far away from where she lived, and the people, the house, etc. When people went there, they found in fact, there was somebody who lived there and the House did look like that and all this type of information. Now for these people, this became a confirmation for them, of reincarnation being in fact, the same thing.
happens amongst the Jews in Lebanon. From time to time, you will find some young Jewish kid who claims to describe a previous life. And the details may be very accurate when you go back and check the places where there what he described, whatever he or she describes will be very true. And for them it confirms for them reincarnation because the belief in reincarnation, of course, is false belief. It's a false belief. It's based on the concept that the human soul is divine, that the human soul is a part of God which has come into this world, which continues to go through different cycles until eventually it rejoins with God, this is false human beings are not God in any way, shape or
What happens how this takes place is that as problems are seldom explained,
the jinn as we talked about dreams before the jinn are able to come into our dreams, they're able to give us bad dreams, etc, and to implant ideas and thoughts, which we might think are our own. So they may put this information about this previous child or person in that mind of the child and the child thinks it's relating what is from its mind, you know, as its own, and people assume that it's his own memories, when in fact that is not similarly when people do this with regressions, therapy, where people go into a hypnotic state, and they go back to previous lives, you know, they used to be in the Roman Empire, they were Centurion or whatever, you know, back to the cave days, they were on
the phone, and you know, people describe all these previous lives, right? And, you know, it's a big, big fat in America today and in the West in general,
very easily these are these could easily be thoughts which are being fed by the jinn, where we have to assume that all of these people are doing it or not faking, because of course, there are some people who no doubt are involved in quackery and just tricks and people. But so many people have been put through these hypnotic states and have recounted these that these types of information, information about things that they didn't know, you know, they didn't study, they didn't have that kind of background. So, the only way to really understand it is to understand it through the agency of the jinn. And what is related to this, of course, is the actual possession of human beings. Now,
this is something which is well known in the Christian tradition, people have been exercised over the times from the time of Prophet Jesus till now, exorcisms have taken place. And in other religious systems, exorcism also takes place. And from an Islamic perspective, it is recognized as being valid, that people may be possessed, in fact, in the prophet SAW some time,
a child was given to him who was possessed and he blew in the child's mouth and told the, the being that within the child to get out, get out enemy of Allah, you know and later the child was cured. And this is a clear evidence of of exorcism. It exists also in the time of Prophet Jesus, the records remaining in the gospels of Jesus exercising people who are possessed.
when we look at the process of exorcism, the exorcism may take place basically in three ways. One, those who are involved in this calling on the gin etc, they may call on another gym to drive out that gym. And of course, this is forbidden, because it involves also sacrilege or the jinn may leave by choice, when idolatry is confirmed in its presence, that is, the priest waves the cross, you know, are the Buddhist priests recite their scriptures, and the gin leaves confirming in the mind of that priest, or the people around that the scriptures or their practices are true.
The third and only acceptable way, of course, and this includes that way includes people who may call on the gym to leave in the name of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or the name of saints and people are cured. This is because shirak has taken place in their presence. But the only acceptable way is according to the Islamic way, which is the recitation of course the Quran, or different prayers seeking refuge in Allah which have been taught to us by Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
if we look at knowledge about the world of the jinn Prophet Mohammed Salah Salaam, explained to us so much information, Allah has revealed so much in the Quran about it. Even a chapter of the Quran is referred to as the chapter of the jinn.
If it wasn't important, all of this effort would not have been made. It is important for us to understand that world because of its influence over our world.
The evil from that world comes into our world and draws people into disbelief and to shirk into idolatry.
And we are informed about that world to be prepared to be aware when we hear you know information, when we have personal experiences, etc, that these experiences or the information will not drive us into seeking a legitimate means of protecting ourselves. The legitimate legitimate means is through using fortune tellers or magicians are those involved in other forms of, of exorcism, which are pagan in origin, you'll find Muslims I've heard of Muslims in the Philippines going to Catholic priests to be exercised and in other parts going to Buddhists, etc, for exorcisms. And, you know, this is a form of shirk, and it destroys the human belief. So Allah Subhana, Allah has informed us
about the world of the angels and the world of the jinn, in order for us to be conscious of that world and its relationship to us, in order for us to improve the quality of our deeds, realize, the source of good that is around us.
Realize that our deeds are being recorded and be more deliberate in our actions, know about the evil from that spiritual world, the world of the jinn that can affect our lives, and can delude us through apparitions, visions, etc, etc. and draw us into these different forms of shirk.
That is basically what I would like to share with you this evening with regards to the world of the angel and the jinn.
Hopefully, if there are any other areas that with regards to that you'd like to get clarification, you can present it in the form of questions. And we'll include those along with the questions from yesterday's session, Santa Monica Morocco to LA
hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Okay, we have quite a stack of questions.
I'll try to go through them as quickly as possible, try to keep the answer short, so that we can get through them. Can the jinn physically cause us harm? If so, can we physically protect ourselves? Yeah, it is possible the Djinn make causes physical harm. We protect ourselves by
living Islamic lives by doing what God has commanded us by using the various prayers which the Prophet had taught us to lose a limb to protect ourselves. And these things may go away. And if they don't, one, if one is patient with whatever harm that may come to one physical harm that may come to one by way of the jinn, then a law rewards that person, we have the case of a woman who is to clean the masjid, or the province or Salam. And she used to become, she used to be overcome from time to time by the the jinn. And she asked about Moses Salaam to pray to Allah to remove it from her.
And he said, I can pray to Allah and remove it from you. Or you can be patient with it, and your reward will be paradise. So she chose to be patient with it and she but she asked my mom is a solemn that whenever she's overcome, that she wouldn't
you know, she used to tear out her clothes and exposure herself. So he she asked that that not take place so he prayed to protect her from that.
Can I have a good friend who is a fortune teller? the jinn or something else? It might very well have been.
When me and my mother get together with friends and drink Turkish coffee, coffee.
We turn the cups upside down. And one of our one of us reads the cups for fun, but we don't believe it. Is this wrong? Yes, it is wrong.
Does magic have something to do with the jinn? Yes, the effects of magic are through the agency of the jinn.
do humans become angels when they die? No.
Can we can we keep a dog in the house for the purpose of protection?
If a dog enters the house, do we need to wash it for the acceptance of prayers?
the dog which is kept just for a friend, you know, as is common in some societies where the dog became
Comes man's best friend.
People make clothing for the dogs, even shoes.
People die and they leave all their inheritance to dogs. And they have children and they don't even leave anything for them. I mean this kind of approach to the dogs is prohibited in Islam. A dog may be kept for protection purposes a guard dog or a dog which is used for herding sheep or a hunting dog. These are the basic types of dogs which may be kept. But the dog is kept in its place. I mean, you don't take the dog to bed with you. You know he sleeps in the bed along with you kissing you in the morning when you get up and this is this whole type of approach to the dog is not acceptable. islamically as long as he's kept in his place, he has a kennel a little spot where he stays, then
it's not necessary
to clean the home.