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The three types of Jinn

What is the authenticity if this narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Tha’labah Al Khushani (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The Jinn are of three types: a type that has wings and fly through the air; a type that look like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.”


Imam Tahawi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. Imam Ibn Hibban, Imam Hakim and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahumullah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sharhu Mushkilil Athar, Hadith: 2941, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6156, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 456)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

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