|Posted on September 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM|
Yesterday I had an interesting discussion on the paranormal and spirits with a person who is of the Muslim faith. That led me to do some research on what we discussed. Thought you might find that information interesting. I was very intrigued by this dialogue and felt very honored to learn what I could.
You see I classify myself as a spiritual person, but not religous. I believe in a higher power and that karma will bite you in the ass. I have spent a lot of time researching and learning about all religions to that I'm more educated on the topics. So having this discussion was a great treat for me.
What I learned:
1) Muslims believe that Angels have no free will, therefore can NOT disobey God (Allah) under any circumstance.
2) They also believe that humans and supernational creatures called Jinns (or Genies) do have free will. Therefore, they believe that Satan was a Jinn and not a fallen angel.
3) Also paranormal activity would fall into the Jinns category.
The following is an exerpt I copied from Wikipedia:
Genie (Arabic: جني jinnī; variant spelling djinni) is a supernatural creature in Islamic teachings which (according to both mythology) occupies a parallel world to that of mankind, and together with humans and angels makes up the three sentient creations of Allah. According to the Qur’ān, there are two creations that have free will: humans and jinn. Religious sources say little about them; however, the Qur’an mentions that Jinn are made of smokeless flame, with their form similar to humans if they choose to spiritually possess a human body. The jinn also can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent.
The Jinn are mentioned frequently in the Qur’an, and there is a surah entitled Sūrat al-Jinn in the Quran. Some Islamic scholars[who?] have ruled that it is apostasy to disbelieve in one of Allah's creations. Some research by the American Jewish Committee has shown that the belief in jinn has fallen compared to the belief in angels in other Abrahamic traditions.
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