Fruits for the Week

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The jinn form a world other than that of the world of mankind and the world of angels. They have some things in common with mankind in the sense that they are described as possessing reason and understanding, and therefore the ability to choose between good and evil. They are unlike mankind in some other ways, the most important of which is that the origin of the jinn is different from that of man.  

Allah (swt) said in the Qur’an: “O ye, who believe, fear Allah as He deserves to be feared and die not save as those who have surrendered unto Him.” (Al-Imran: 102).

Abu Bakr (ra) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (saw) asked: “Shall I not tell you about the biggest of the major sins?” They said: “Of course, O Messenger of Allah!” He said: “To join partners with Allah and to disobey one’s parents.” Abu Bakr (ra) said: “He (the Prophet) sat up, and he had been reclining. He said: “And false testimony, or false speech. And the Messenger of Allah (saw) would not stop saying it until we said to ourselves: We wish that he would stop.” (Tirmidhi).