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20 November 2017 CE | 01 Rabbi al-Awwal 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Jinn become Muslims


“The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) set out with a group of his Companions, heading for the marketplace of Ukaaz. The devils had been prevented from hearing the news of heaven, and the flaming fire had been sent against them, so the devils came back to their people, who asked them, ‘What is the matter with you?’ They said, ‘We have been prevented from hearing the news of heaven, and flaming fire has been sent against us.’ They said, ‘It can only be something new that is preventing you from hearing the news of heaven.’ So they searched throughout the earth, east and west, looking for what it was that had prevented them from hearing the news of heaven.

“That group which had headed for Tihaamah came across the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) in Nakhlah, heading for the marketplace of Ukaaz, leading his Companions in praying Fajr. When they heard the Quran they said: ‘Listen! This, by Allah, is what is preventing you from hearing the news of heaven.’ That was when they went back to their people and said:

“‘O our people! Verily, we have heard a Book (the Quran) sent down after Musa, confirming what came before it, it guides to the truth and to the Straight Path (i.e. Islam). O our people! Respond (with obedience) to Allah’s Caller (i.e. Allah’s Messenger Muhammad), and believe in him (i.e. believe in that which Muhammad has brought from Allah and follow him). He (Allah) will forgive you your sins, and will save you from a painful torment (i.e. Hell-fire). And whosoever does not respond to Allah’s Caller, he cannot escape on earth, and there will be no Awliyaa (lords, helpers, supporters, protectors) for him besides Allah (from Allah’s punishment). Those are in manifest error.’ [Quran: Surah Ahqaaf, Ayaat 30-32]” [Bukhaari]

This is a story of a group of Jinn, between three and ten in number, who came upon the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) reciting the Quran. They listened in silence with awe. They believed in it and went back to their people as Daaiyahs (missionaries) calling their people to Tawheed and faith, bringing them glad tidings and warnings. This incident is mentioned in Surah al-Ahqaaf as well as in Surah al-Jinn.

Our Messenger Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was sent to both Jinn and mankind. This is indicated by the fact that the Quran challenges both the Jinn and mankind. [Quran: Surah al-Isra, Ayat 88] Ibn Taymiyah said: “This is agreed upon by the Sahaabah and those who followed them in truth, by the Imaams of the Muslims and by all the groups of Muslims, Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah and others.” [Majmoo al-Fataawa]

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