For most of us, we tend to hyper focus on beings such as Angels, demons and spirits of the dead etc. But, as you probably know, there is a lot more out there than that. There is a class of spiritual being that is neither angel nor spirit of the dead. But not exactly demons either. They are a kind of parallel entity to humans. The Islamic Satan is one of these beings; which is a departure from the west where the devil is an angel gone rouge. These entities have many facets similar to humans which we will discuss later. They are so intertwined with us that it is impossible to go about our days without having some interaction with them. When things go bump in the night we assume it is one of the 3 classes of spiritual entities we are most familiar with, demons, angels and spirits of the dead etc. However, more often than not, they are neither of these 3. They are unto a class of their own. In folklore they are known as Jinn also known as Djinn.
Jinn were brought to light via the religion of Islam, although texts do mention them before Islam. It is from Islamic stories however where we get a clearer picture of what the Jinn are. In fact, modern ideas of the Genie in the bottle is directly from stories about the Jinn. The word genie is derived from the word Jinn. Aladdin when he rubbed his lamp was speaking to a Jinn.
In the west, Jinn are very much misunderstood. Often we associate them with demons or devils. Yes, some do have malevolent intent, and as I mentioned the “devil” in Islam is a Jinn, but there are many Jinn who are “good”. They are more like humans than you can imagine, yet they have abilities we do not have, but can harness.
In this book, we will discuss not only the nature of and type of Jinn, but also how to bind them to work for you. Before I continue however I’d like to give a warning. Jinn, like other spiritual entities need to be communicated with care. They can grant you what you want, but be careful what you ask for. Jinn are notorious pranksters, you might get what you want, but in a way you really would rather not have it…You have been warned.
With that said, let us go deeper into the world of the Jinn.