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Jinns marrying humans

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question

Can jinns get married to humans? What is the relation between shaitan and the jinns?


Answer

No, Jinns cannot get married to humans.

Shaitan is that type of jinn that are totally disobedient to Allah. They are from the children of Iblees. (Luqtul Marjaan Fi Ahkaamil Jaan – by Allama Jalaludeen Suyootee)

In Sura Al Kahf (18) verse 50, Allah says about Iblees (satan): ‘He was from the jinns’.

Jinns is a species which Allah created 2000 years before Adam and they were made to live on the earth. Abdullah bin Abbas (R.A) states, ‘The jinns used to live on the earth and the angels resided in the heavens’. (Luqtul Marjaan – Suyootee)

The Jinns were created long before Adam (A.S) from fire. Allah says, ‘And the Jinns, we created them from before from fire’. (Sura Al Hijr (15) verse 27)

So, Shaitaan and Jinns are all from the same species, however, Shaitaan is one type of jinn that are extremely wicked and disobedient to Allah.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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