The Jinn – A Scientific Outlook

The Qur’an mentions about Jinns in several places. The Qur’an specifically says that human beings are made of clay and made of water. These statements are scientifically correct. About the Jinns, the Qur’an also says they are made from a flame of fire. The reason for refering to only one divine book, the Quran, is not a 0.01% of this book has been proven defected. A well-known English Translator of the Qur’an, Yousaf Ali, says jinn is simply “a spirit” or “an invisible or hidden force”. It is also mentioned in the book ARABIAN NIGHTS that they become personified into fantastic forms. The Qur’an says:

“And the jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a Scorching wind.” (15:27)

Yusuf Ali says, “Hidden or Invisible forces are aptly typified as arising ‘from the fire of scorching winds‘.

The scientific definition of the Jinns is given in the Qur’an as:

And He created Jinns from fire free of smoke.(55:15)

There is a whole Surah called Jinn or the Spirits in the Qur’an.
Muhammad Pickthall, another translator of the Qur’an, gives another meaning of Jinns. He says meaning of Jinns is foreigners (Aliens) which means they are extraterrestrial (from outside the earth). The reader must keep in mind these definitions of the Jinns to understand their scientific nature given below:
Currently held view is that in the whole universe only planet Earth harbors intelligent beings like humans who are made of clay and water. In 1927, Sir Francis wrote a book titled Life in the Stars. In this book he describes the inhabitants in the stars as beings with angelic qualities. Our Sun is also a star.
No religion in the world except Islam has the concept of Jinn. On Earth all life is made of Carbon and water. Living things on Earth need energy for their activities. Some of these activities are chemical reactions, which need a supply of energy. This supply of energy comes from the foods we eat, particularly the sugars. Fat is also a source of (stored) energy. When sugars (glucose) are oxidized with oxygen they are converted into water, carbon dioxide and energy. This is a process called cellular respiration. Similarly, creatures elsewhere in the universe like the sun or stars need energy. For those in the sun, the sun itself supplies the energy.
From the laws of Physics and Chemistry, scientists argue the existence of creatures in the sun. The outermost part of the sun is called the Chromosphere and Corona. The temperature here is 4000 degrees centigrade. Underneath the corona lies the Photosphere where the temperature is 5700 degrees centigrade, the temperature on the surface of the sun. Inside the Photosphere lies the Plasma Interior. Here the temperature is 30,000 degrees centigrade. At this temperature the atoms lose their electrons which wander freely. Halfway towards the center of the sun the temperature rises to several million degrees centigrade. Here the electrons are completely removed from their atoms and move freely, leaving the atomic nuclei behind as positively charged Ions. These separated positive and negative (ions) move independently and this state of matter is called Plasma. Plasma could be interpreted as the ‘Smokeless Fire’ described in the Qur’an. At the center of the sun is the core where the temperature reaches ten million degrees and the density is five times greater than that of solid gold. That is, the density of the core is greater than any material found on Earth. In the core the nuclear fusion reactions occur resulting in the fusion of hydrogen nuclei into Helium nuclei plus liberation of energy which we receive as the sunlight. The Hydrogen Bomb works based on nuclear fusion whereas the Atomic Bomb works based on nuclear fission (splitting of the atomic nucleus).
Scientists (G. Feinberg and R. Shapiro, LIFE BEYOND EARTH Published by William Morrow and Co., Inc., New York, 1980) predict there is the highest probability of finding life in the Plasma of our Sun or any star. They call these creatures as Plasma-beasts. Plasma-beasts can be construed as nothing but the Jinns. Life on Earth is called Chemical life, whereas the life in the Plasma of the Sun is based on Physical life. In the Plasma, the positively charged ions and the freely floating electrons (negative ions) are both acted on by intense magnetic forces present in the sun (star).

-The Jinns are interpreted to be composed of patterns of magnetic force, together with groups of moving charges in a type of symbiosis. The possible inhabitants of Plasma land (place of inhabitants) or Jinns have a more complex basis for their life involving electrical charges as well as magnetic forces. The positive and negative ions interact and respond to magnetic forces which in turn affect the stable structure and movement of the Jinns.
‘Jinns are made of Smokeless fire’ may be referred to invisible light spectrum (electromagnetic radiations) which are undetectable and unknown so far.-

As proteins and nucleic acids influence the Earth life and energy is obtained chemically, similarly for their existence supply of free energy is required which is obtained from the flow of radiation within or from the sun.

Currently Jinn can be construed as ‘Plasma-Beasts or Electromagnetic radiations’ of unknown characteristics.

Now answer to the question how Jinn can control (by Waswasa/temptations) a mind of an individual. We know that electromagnetic radiations have effects over the functioning of brain-cells by interfering the electromagnetic activity of brain. By this interference (resonance) brain-cells are affected, thus, affect the mentality of that individual. In common language, people say: “This person is possessed by a Jinn.”.

This column just explains the scientific prospective about Jinn and Allah (the Creator) knows the best...

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