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Jinn and Genies

Updated on August 31, 2010

Where do our dreams and/or fantasies originate? We see fantastic beings on television and in the movies and take for granted that they are make-believe, however, as I have mentioned on several occasions, man cannot imagine what he has never experienced. So then, who thought up (experienced) the Jinn or Genie? Who was the first person who found the genie lamp or the Jinn in a bottle that washed up from the ocean, and opened it or rubbed it to then be confronted with the first towering genie? Who was the original man who was granted three wishes? And which came first, the genie or the lamp? [Note: the word “Jinn” is singular and plural]

Here’s an abbreviated history and information regarding Jinn and Genies:

Muslims believe that Jinn (Genies) have the power to fly and shape shift and that is the reason they are able to go from hundreds of feet tall and then shift down into something small enough to fit into a bottle or lamp. They believe Jinn to be just as real as people. Muhammad was said to have been sent as a prophet to “men and Jinn”.

The ancient Semites believed Jinn were spirits of vanished ancient peoples who acted only at night and disappeared with the first light of dawn. Not only were Jinn capable of making themselves into many shapes and forms, but they could also become invisible. Semites also thought Jinns were responsible for both physical and metal diseases.

Ancient Arabs thought Jinns to be spirits of fire. They also associated Jinns with demons (succubi) who took on the form of beautiful women. These creatures would visit men at night and copulate with them until they were exhausted, and this is how the succubi drew their energy.

Thomas Hughes states in his “The Dictionary of Islam” (1895) that Jinns and Genies “become invisible at please (by rapid extension or rarefaction of the particles which compose them), or suddenly disappear in the earth or air, or through a solid wall.”

There is also the idea that Jinn/Genies are made of Plasma—any type of fire with an extremely high temperature can generate plasma. [The term, “Plama” was created by Irving Langmuir around 1929—before the discovery of neon gas, which is, again, composed of plasma.] This theory probably came about because of the fact that particles in plasma, (whether they are magnetic and/or electrical forces) can increase their inter-particle distance to decrease the density of the plasma—in other words, the inner particles can distance themselves from each other inside plasma so that each particle could easily pass through one another. Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed, a Clincial Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, (and probably a Moslem) believes that Jinn are in fact true plasma life forms—taking for granted that Jinn and Genies truly exist!

In the Qur’an (Koran) in Surah 72: Al Jinn it is written: 1 Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened. They said, “We have really heard a wonderful recital!”

Also mentioned in this religious book is Jinn are creatures with free will, made of smokeless fire by God, much in the same way humans were made of earth.

Gordon Creighton and Chris Line reported in the “Flying Saucer Review” in 1989 that they believed UFOs were actually Jinn creatures.

Charles Fort (Paranormal Investigator) and Kenneth Arnold (UFOlogist) believed that instead of UFOs being intergalactic flight machines, that some were living space animals (Jinn or Genies). If that were the case, then space ships would be small enough to be the size of an ancient oil lamp, because that’s where we seem to depict them as coming out of in most stories and legends. I find that theory a bit difficult to swallow myself, but I’m sure it was based on someone’s experience.

Because Jinns exist at a different “vibratory/energy level, (dimension), they are not always seen and/or detectable by those of us in this dimension. This could also mean that Genies exist not only in a different dimension than the living do, but also then the spirit world too. If the Universe is really multi-dimensional (as Quantum Scientists believe), than there could be many other types of creatures in some of the other dimensions, as well.

Now, let’s ponder something else. . . If Jinn and Genies do exist in another dimension from our own, then do you suppose that someone in the Jinn/Genie dimension would be writing articles pondering the possibility that HUMANS really exist?

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    • Christine B. profile imageAUTHOR

      Christine B. 

      6 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Great! I'd love to read your hubs on them. Also, I write a monthly, Paranormal Musings Newsletter. I'd love to add your story to my next issue. If you'd like to you can email me at edparanormal@gmail.com.

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      Irfan 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      i've only bumped into them 2-3 times, haven't talked to any of them though. would love to get to know one. will be writing hubs on my encounters soon in another hub. i'll send you a link.

    • Christine B. profile imageAUTHOR

      Christine B. 

      6 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Thanks, arksys... do you have any personal experience with Jinn? I'd love to hear about it, if you do. :o)

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      Irfan 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      interesting hub Christine... I just wanted to clarify that Jinn can see the humans.

      I guess this is turning out to be a hot topic ... I too i'm writing on the Jinn and will be publishing my hub in a week or so. :)

    • Christine B. profile imageAUTHOR

      Christine B. 

      6 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      thanks, G Miah--I'd love to read your article... you can send it to me at edparanormal@gmail.com.

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      Gous Ahmed 

      6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Very interesting article on Jinns. I am at present completing a much detailed article about Jinn, but only in the Islamic perspective. This topic is very interesting and we should learn and know more about Jinns who live among us, but are invisible.

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