Devil

What Is Devil or Shaitan? Shayāṭīn (شياطين), singular: Shayṭān (شيطان‎) are evil spirits, comparable to demons or devils, in Islamic theology and mythology. Usually, the shayatin are regarded as the offspring of Iblis, but other beings, such as evil jinn, idols[1] and fallen angels [2][3] are also referred to as shayatin. From an ontological perspective, the shayatin are all beings, which became a manifestation of evil and ugliness.[4] Surah 6:112 collectively refers to the...

Turkish Siyah Qalam depiction of Iblis, appearing as a black man wearing a headcover.

Iblis

What Is Iblis? Iblīs (or Eblis)[1] is a figure frequently occurring in the Quran, commonly in relation to the creation of Adam and the command to prostrate himself before him. After he refused, he was cast out of heaven. For many classical scholars, he was an angel,[2][3] but regarded as a jinn in most contemporary scholarship.[4] Due to his fall from God’s...

Zulqarnayn with the help of some jinn, building the Iron Wall to keep the barbarian Gog and Magog from civilized peoples (16th century Persian miniature)

What Is Jinn?

Jinn Djinn (الجن‎, al-jinn), also Romanized as djinn or Anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of spirits or demons, depending on source)[1][2] are supernatural creatures in Islam. Besides the jinn, Islam acknowledges the existence of demons (Shayāṭīn). The lines between demons and jinn are blurred, since malevolent jinn are also called shayāṭīn.[3][4] However both Islam and Western scholarship generally distinguishes between angels, jinn and demons (shayāṭīn) as three...

What Is Jinni?

Jinni Jinni, plural jinn, also called genie, Arabic jinnī, in Arabic mythology, a supernatural spirit below the level of angels and devils. Ghūl (treacherous spirits of changing shape), ʿifrīt (diabolic, evil spirits), and siʿlā (treacherous spirits of invariable form) constitute classes of jinn. Jinn are beings of flame or air who are capable of assuming human or animal form and are...

Jinn And Their Functions

Jinn And Their Functions The literal meaning of jinn is “something hidden or veiled from sight.” As mentioned earlier, jinn are a species of invisible beings. A short Qur’anic chapter is named for them, and in it we learn that a band of jinn listened to Prophet Muhammad, upon him...

Jinn And Human Beings

Jinn And Human Beings Contact With Jinn And Their Influence On Human Beings Some people can go into a trance and contact beings from the invisible realms. However, we should remember that whether these are angels or jinn, invisible beings have their own conditions of life and are bound to...

Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession

Demonic Possession Demonic possession is believed by some to be the process by which individuals are possessed by malevolent preternatural beings, commonly referred  to as demons or devils. Symptoms of demonic possessions often include erased memories or personalities, convulsions (i.e. epileptic seizures or “fits”) and fainting as if one were dying.[1] Cultural origins Many cultures and religions contain some concept of demonic possession, but the...

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Exorcism

What Is Exorcism? Exorcism (εξορκισμός, exorkismós “binding by oath”) is the religious or spiritual practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person, or an area, that are believed to be possessed.[1] Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by...

Demon

What Is A Demon? A demon is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore. The original Greek word daimon does not carry negative connotations.[1] The Ancient Greek word δαίμων daimōn denotes a spirit or divine power, much like the Latin genius or numen.[2] The Greek conception of a daimōn notably appears in the works of Plato, where it...

Classification of Demons

Classification of Demons There have been various attempts throughout history by theologian scholars in the classification of demons for the purpose of understanding the biblical and mythological context of adversarial spirits. Theologians have written dissertations in Christian demonology, classical occultism, classical mythology and Renaissance magic to clarify the connections between these spirits and their influence in various cultures. The study of demonology was historically...

Demonology

Demonology Demons, when regarded as spirits, may belong to either of the classes of spirits recognized by primitive animism.[3] That is to say, they may be human, or non-human, separable souls, or discarnate spirits which have never inhabited a body. A sharp distinction is often drawn between these two classes, notably by the Melanesians,...

How Should We React To Evil Thoughts And Desires?

Evil Thoughts And Desires Whispered by Satan? Involuntary evil thoughts, fancies, or associations of ideas usually are the result of Satan’s interference. Just as a battery has two poles, there are two central points to our hearts. These two poles work like the two poles of a battery; one receives angelic...

How Does God Permit Infinite Ugliness and Awesome Calamity?

How Does God Permit Infinite Ugliness and Awesome Calamity? Question: The creation of devils, who are pure evil, and their harassing the people of belief, and many people not believing and going to Hell because of them, appears to be terrible and ugly. How does the mercy and beauty of...

Why Does Satan Insist On His Unbelief?

Why Does Satan Insist On His Unbelief? Satan, the Arabic word for Satan, means “being cast down from the Divine Presence, driven away in disgrace from God’s mercy.” Satan is like one who had all the trump cards but played them against himself, or like one who lost everything while...

Satan and Humanity

Satan and Humanity The Jinn we know as Satan was created from fire. Before his obedience and sincerity were tested through Adam, he had been in the company of angels, acting and worshipping as they did. Unlike angels, however, who cannot rebel against God (66:6), Satan (called Iblis prior to...

How to Keep Free of Satanic Suggestions?

How to Keep Free of Satanic Suggestions? In fact, the guile of Satan is ever feeble (4:76). It is like a cobweb appearing before you—it cannot prevent you from going forward, and you do not have to attach any great importance to it. Satan only suggests or whispers, gilds sinful...

Angels And Jinn In This World

Angels And Jinn In This World Angels and jinn can assume any form or shape and appear in this world. Here, we observe movement from the visible to the invisible: water evaporates and disappears into the atmosphere, solid matter becomes a liquid or a gas (steam), and matter becomes energy...

What Is The Reason For Creation Of The People Of Misguidance?

What is the reason for creation of the people of misguidance and the wisdom in it? Question: The very great complaints and massing of forces against the people of misguidance in the All Wise Book does not appear to the reason to be conformable with its equitable and apt eloquence...

Satan’s Wound To A Heart And Its Cures

Satan’s Wound To A Heart And Its Cures Satan first casts a doubt into the heart. If the heart does not accept it, it turns from a doubt into abuse. It depicts before the imagination some unclean memories and unmannerly, ugly states, which resemble abuse, and causes the heart to...

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