Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Do the Jinn know the Ghayb (unseen)?

The knowledge of Ghayb is one of the attributes of Lordship, thus no one knows the Ghayb of Heaven and Earth except Allah; Allah (may He be Exalted) says,

Surah Al-An`am, 6: 59 And with Him are the keys of the Ghayb (all that is hidden), none knows them but He.

He (Great is His Majesty) also says,

Surah Al-Naml, 27: 65 Say: “None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghayb (Unseen) except Allâh”

The Jinn do not know the Ghayb, and this is proven in His Saying (may He be Exalted),

Surah Saba', 34: 14 Then when We decreed death for him [Sulaimân (Solomon)], nothing informed them (jinn) of his death except a little worm of the earth which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his stick. So when he fell down, the jinn saw clearly that if they had known the Unseen, they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment.

Therefore, anyone who claims to know the Ghayb will be a Kafir (disbeliever) and anyone who believes in this claim will be a Kafir as well, for they will be denying the Qur'an.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

Source: http://www.alifta.com/


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