Friday, December 11, 2009

The Truth in the Matter of the Father of Jinn By Mawlana ‘Abd al-Rahman Jami an-Naqshbandi

The author of Rashahat writes, “One day, the subject of the jinn was being discussed. The venerable Mawlana [Jami] quoted a saying of the venerable Shaykh Muhyi-d-Din ‘Arabi: “Is Satan the father of the jinn, or is he not? There is disagreement on this question.” Mawlana [Jami] also said:

“The truth of the matter is that the father of the jinn is other than Satan, although Satan does belong to the species of the jinn. The father of the jinn is a hermaphrodite [khuntha]…There is no benefit in spending time with them, and their company is positively harmful. Since they are created of fire and air, their principal attributes are pride and rebelliousness. Those who frequent them are thereby infected with arrogance and conceit…Warfare amongst them is not rare, since their essential attributes are boastfulness, asserting superiority over one another, arrogance and overbearing tyranny…On the Day of resurrection, those of them who deserve punishment are thrown in to the cold hell, since they are not affected by fire.”

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