The Genie... Or Jinn. What You Really Need To Know About This Being. Because you hear all these stories about this spirit being, and you also see in the movies and animated cartoons all the acts of the Genie or Jinn. And so at some point, you have to ask yourself, is The Genie really like that, or really like this? Because you know that as Humans, we tend to always revert back to our childhood ways and live in make-belief-fantasies, no matter how old we are.
Also as Humans, our mind does not like anything that is painful, anything that is ugly, anything or any being who may harm us, and so we turn all these situations and all the beings from their real selves, into something or someone very pleasant and likable. And then we build on this Fallacy, by creating new fake stories, with fake characters, and we then pass it down to our children, and to their children. Then before you know it, the real truth about any Thing and Being, has been completely forgotten about. And the make-belief is now the only accepted version. Kind of like the Christ Story, the Santa Claus Story, the Devil Story, the Diva Story... So because of this grave lifestyle error, again I ask You Beloved: The Genie... Or Jinn, What Do You Know About These Malevolent Beings?
HOW THE GENIE OR JINN, STARTED TO INTERACT WITH HUMANS
In Islam, the Devil is known as Iblīs (Arabic: إبليس, plural: ابالسة ʾAbālisa) or Shayṭān (Arabic: شيطان, plural: شياطين Shayāṭīn). According to the Quran, God created Iblis out of "smokeless fire or from the pure flame of fire" (along with all of the other jinn) and created man out of clay. The primary characteristic of the Devil, is that he has the power to cast evil suggestions into the heart of men, women. And Jinn, Iblis was proud and arrogant and considered himself superior to Adam, since Adam was made from clay and Iblis from smokeless fire. For this act of disobedience, God cursed him to Hell for eternity, but gave him respite until the Day of Judgment (Qiyāmah), after Iblis requested it. Iblis obtained permission from God and vowed that he would use this time to lead all human men and women astray to Hell, as a way of revenge against them. By refusing to obey God's order he was thrown out of Paradise and thereafter he was called "Shaytan".
And so from what you have just read above, you have deducted that The Genie or Jinn were created thousands of years before Adam, and were the only creation besides man which was given free will. Because they were created from fire, jinn are normally invisible to human eyes. Despite this, jinn have the ability to take the shape of nearly any creature, including humans, allowing them to be seen by the human world. Socially, the jinn are no different than humans – they work, eat, marry, and raise children. Probably due to their fiery nature, jinn have an advantage over humans in that many laws of nature have no hold on them. As a result, they are able to travel quickly from place to place and wield a form of magic.
And the Genie is also a spirit of Arabian folklore, as traditionally depicted imprisoned within a bottle or oil lamp, and capable of granting wishes when summoned. King Solomon was also rumored to posses a magic ring which allowed him to control and enslave jinn within vessels of brass, hence the tales of the Genie of the Lamp. And the Jinn is figuratively, an agent of power and of change, which is or may be released from containment. Let the genie out of the bottle is a figurative term, and it means to let loose or lose control of an unpredictable force, start an uncontrollable chain of events. Sometimes in the form, you can't put the genie back in the bottle. Belief in jinn was common in early Arabia, where they were thought to inspire poets and soothsayers. Even Muḥammad originally feared that his revelations might be the work of jinn. Their existence was further acknowledged in official Islām, which indicated that they, like human beings, would have to face eventual salvation or damnation.
Recorded from the mid 17th century (denoting a guardian or protective spirit), the word Genie comes via French from Latin base of Genius. Génie was adopted in the current sense by the 18th-century French translators of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, because of its resemblance in form and sense to Arabic jinnī or Jinn And it meant a sort of tutelary or guardian spirit thought to be assigned to each person at their birth. Then in English, it was borrowed from the French descendant of this word, génie; its earliest written attestation in English, in 1655, is a plural spelled "genyes." The French translators of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights used génie as a translation of jinnī because it was similar to the Arabic word in sound and in meaning. This use was also adopted in English and has since become dominant.
Jinnin Arabian and Muslim mythology, an intelligent spirit of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans, and having supernatural powers. Many cultural interpretations noted the jinn as having distinct male and female features, they would often appear wearing vests and sashes, various interpretations note that they tied their hair long vertically. According to various stories, jinn could exist independently or bound to any particular object.
And since The djinn or Genie were a variety of spiritual species, somewhere in between Angels and mankind, capable of great acts, both good and evil, then some of the greatest magicians in Arabic lore were able to capture djinn to their service, and tied them to items such as lamps or rings. A Benevolent Genie will attempt to fulfill the spirit of the Master's wish. A malevolent genie will be a Literal Genie or worse, and will fulfill the worst possible interpretation. And evil female spirits called jaini were thought to cause disease and misfortune.
Jinn are divided into five classes... Based on the strength of their ability to use this magic.
1. The lowest and first class are the Jann. They have very little ability beyond transforming themselves into animals, and are known as transformed jinn.
2. The second class are the jinn, which also lend their name to the species.
3. The third class of jinn are Sheytans or demons, which are evil jinn.
4. The fourth class are the Efrits, who are powerful evil jinn and prefer to live in abandoned buildings.
5. The fifth and most powerful class of Jinn are Marids and Iblis. Marids are also evil and have an affinity with water, often dwelling in lakes or wells.
According to Persian mythology some of them live in a place called Jinnistan. Others say jinns live with other supernatural beings in the Kaf, mystical emerald mountains surrounding the earth. And are said to dwell in all conceivable inanimate objects—stones, trees, ruins—underneath the earth, in the air, and in fire.
The Genie or Jinn is a great and powerful being, and Humans wanting Powers that they already have from God, are fascinated with Jinn or Genies, ever since Magicians learned of their world. But we tend to forget, that we were given the power of life and death within our tongues, therefore whatsoever we speak, it will come forth. Thereby granting us whatever wish we desire, and being our own Genie or Jinn, and it's all Thanks To God. Your Spiritual Advocate... James Dazouloute