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Will the Jinnat also enjoy from the bounties of Jannah?

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Saturday, 27 October 2007 12:59

It is explicitly mentioned in the Qur’an that the Jinnat will be punished in Jahannum for their sinning and kufr (disbelief). Allah says in the Qur’an:

يرسل عليكما شواظ من نار و نحاس فلاتنتصران
(On you will be sent a flame of fire and a smoke. Then no defence will you have.) [55: 35]
 
In another verse Allah says:

لاملان جهنم من الجنة و الناس أجمعين
(I will fill Jahannam with Jinn and man.) [11: 119]

As far as their enjoying the bounties of Jannah, then there is no explicit mention of it in the Qur’an or hadith. Therefore, Imam Abu Hanifah رحمة الله عليه remained silent on this issue. The following appears in Al-Ashbah wan Nazaair, Pg 226:

لاخلاف فى أنهم مكلفون مؤمنهم فى الجنة و كافرهم فى النار و انما اختلفوا فى ثواب الطائعين ففى البزازية معزيا الى الاجناس عن الامام ليس للجن ثواب
و فى التفاسير توقف الامام فى ثواب الجن

(Translation: There is no difference of opinion in the jinn’s being responsible to accomplish Shar`ee regulations. The believing Jinn will enter Jannah and kafir Jinn will enter Jahannam. The only difference that arises is with regards to the reward of the obedient Jinn. Bazzaziyyah has adopted a view that is different to others. He says that the Jinn will not receive any reward. In the tafseers it appears that Imam Abu Hanifah has remained silent on this subject.) 

   

A messenger (prophet) among the Jinn

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Saturday, 27 October 2007 12:57

Majority of the ulama are of the opinion that there was no prophet among the jinn. Men were sent as nabis for both man and jinn. Allah Ta`ala mentions in the Qur’an: “O jinn and man! Didn’t messengers come to you from amongst yourselves?” [8: 130] Apparently this verse shows that there were messengers from the jinn as well, but the tafseer (commentary) of this verse is that a messenger will be sent to both man and jinn. It does not mean that each one of them will have their own messenger. The word منكم (from you) is addressed collectively to the jinn and man. (Bayan-ul-Qur’an, Vol 3, Pg 129)

A second tafseer is that منكم is individually addressing the jinn and man, and رسل (messengers) is general. It refers to the messengers and their representatives. Hence, in respect to the jinn rusul (messengers) will refer to the jinns who were sent by the Ambiya. In the like manner, some jinnat had conveyed to their people part of the Qur’an which they heard from Nabiصلى الله عليه و سلم as mentioned in the last ruku of Surah Ahqaaf.

Nevertheless, some ulama like Ibne Hazam etc. are of the opinion that there were messengers from among the jinn. (Al-Ashbah-Wan-Nazair, Pg 330) 
   

Why is there repetition in the Qur’an?

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Saturday, 27 October 2007 12:57

Question: What is the wisdom in the repetition of certain topics in the Qur’an? 

Read more: Why is there repetition in the Qur’an?

   

‘The Independent’ is an incomplete translation of "Al-Samad"

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Saturday, 27 October 2007 12:56

Moulana `Ataullah Shah Bukhari رحمة الله عليه mentioned, “Whilst in prison I studied Moulana Abdul Qadir Sahib’s Urdu translation of the Qur’an. He translated الله الصمد as نرا دار (Nira Dar.) I did not understand its meaning. So I enquired from an old Hindu ascetic as to what is its meaning. He asked me, “Where did you come across this word? This is a Sanskrit word, which is only understood by the learned Hindus.” I replied, “I heard it somewhere. Explain to me its meaning. Does it mean Be Niyaz (not in need of anybody)? He said, “This is not the meaning. It means a being that is not in need of others but others are dependent on him. Be Niyaz is an incomplete translation of the word.”
   

Those males and females who remember Allah Ta`ala in abundance

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Saturday, 27 October 2007 12:55

If any one recites the masnoon (prescribed) duas for the different occasions, which appear in the ahadith, then he will be included among the الذاكرين الله كثيرا والذاكرات (those who remember Allah Ta`ala in abundance)[33: 35].
   

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