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


Origin of Jinn


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was created from that which has been described to you.” [Muslim]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) tells us that jinn were created from fire, as He says: “And the jinn He created from a smokeless flame of fire.” [Quran: Surah Rahmaan, Ayat 15]

Ibn Abbaas, Ikrimah, Mujaahid, Al-Hasan and others said concerning the phrase “a smokeless flame of fire” – this means the edge of the flame. According to another report, it means the purest and best part of it. [Al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah]

An-Nawawi said: “The smokeless flame means the flame which is mixed with the blackness of the fire.” [Sharh an-Nawawi ala Muslim]

“And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.” [Quran: Surah Hijr, Ayat 27]

This Ayat also tells us that the creation of jinn came before the creation of man.

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