Has it been authentically reported regarding the jinn, that they see us (humans) from where we cannot see them in this world; however in the hereafter we would see them from where they cannot see us?”
Them seeing us from where we cannot see them has been mentioned in the Qur’ān. (Allāh ﷻ said)
۞ إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا تَرَوْنَهُمْ ۗ
“Verily, he – [meaning shayṭān], and Qabīluhu –[meaning the jinn], see you from where you cannot see them.” (Q 7:27)
As for the hereafter then Allāh ﷻ knows best, I do not know anything that suggests such a thing – that the opposite will occur, (meaning) we will see them from where they cannot see us. I don’t know regarding this.
Is it correct that the jinn may be populated in one country more than another, as we hear that they are spread in some Arab lands more than others? And is there a specific reason for this population?
Yes, the jinn have (specific) places without a doubt. They have places where they meet just like human beings, they have places where they meet and reside in. They are like human beings in this regard.
Can it be understood from the story of the jinn who listened to the recitation of the Qur’ān by the Prophet that the Muslim jinn attend mosques when the Qur’ān is being recited or in some of the various gatherings of remembrance?
Yes, the Muslim jinn attend lessons, attend (the gatherings of) Qur’ānic recitation with their brothers from the humans. Even thought we do not see them, they attend.
That which is referred to as “ghosts”, is this from the names of jinn?
I don’t know what “ghosts” are. I don’t know about them.
Do the jinn have different religions just as humans have Christianity, Judaism and other (religions)?
Just as you have heard in the Qur’ān;
۞ كُنَّا طَرَائِقَ قِدَدًا
“We are groups each having a different way (religious sect, etc.).” (Q 72:11)
So from them are Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, Polytheists, Atheists and from them are Muslims, disobedient and sinful ones, they have groups. Nothing unites the jinn and humans expect adhering to the Qur’ān and Sunnah. This is what unites the humans and Jinn, adhering to the Qur’ān and Sunnah.
We are humans and our father is Adam, so can it also be said that the father of the jinn is Iblīs?
This is what they say and Allāh ﷻ knows best. However Iblīs is from them (Allāh said),
۞ كَانَ مِنَ الْجِنِّ
“He was one of the Jinn.” (Q 18:50)
So he was from their race even if he is not their father. The knowledge (of this matter) is with Allāh.
What is the meaning that every human has a qarīn (a companion) from the jinn, and is it correct this qarīn can inform the people regarding what has happened in the past and what is to happen (in the future)?
As for informing of what is to happen in the future then none has knowledge (of the future) except Allāh. No one can provide information regarding this, neither a jinn nor a human, indeed (knowledge of) the unseen belongs to Allāh ﷻ.
۞ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلَا يُظْهِرُ عَلَىٰ غَيْبِهِ أَحَدًا
“(He Alone) the All-Knower of the unseen, and He reveals to none His unseen.” (Q 72:26)
Just as it has been revealed in this chapter. As for a person having a qarīn (a companion) from the jinn and a qarīn from the Angels, then yes. A person has a qarīn from the Angels calling him to do good and a qarīn from the Jinn and devils calling him to do evil. So whichever one of them prevails over him then he would be with him, whichever one of them prevails over him then he would be with him. It is a test from Allāh ﷻ.
The statement of Allāh ﷻ,
۞ وَأَن لَّوِ اسْتَقَامُوا عَلَى الطَّرِيقَةِ لَأَسْقَيْنَاهُم مَّاءً غَدَقًا
“If they (non-Muslims) had believed in Allāh, and went on the Right Way (i.e. Islam) we should surely have bestowed on them water (rain) in abundance.” (Q 72:16)
Does this mean the jinn are in need of water?
Without a doubt the jinn, just like the human, is in need of water, food and drinks. Just like humans, all of them have provisions from Allāh ﷻ.
۞ وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا
“And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allāh.” (Q 11:6)
meaning the jinn, humans, cattle, animals, insects and for all of the creatures.
Is it reported that the lifespan of the jinn is very long and it is estimated to be hundreds of years? Is this reported in the religion?
I don’t know anything regarding this; I don’t know anything regarding this. This should not be said except with authentic proof.