The jinnat can do physical work just like us. On the spiritual front they are capable of creating satanic thoughts in our minds to entice us. Such thoughts are known as shatani waswasaas. The jinnat differ from human beings on some grounds such as they are not visible to us. This fact has been mentioned in the Quran.
The word jin is derived from an Arabic root meaning, ‘hidden from sight’. Allah says in the Holy Quran:
“… Verily he (Shaitaan) and his qabeeluhu i.e. his soldiers from the jin or his tribe see you from where you cannot see them…” (al -A’raaf 7:27).
The jinnat are quite powerful and can do tough manual tasks such as bringing heavy objects from distant lands. There is a mention about their physical strength in the Quran.
surah saba verse no 12 , 13
وَلِسُلَيْمَانَ الرِّيحَ غُدُوُّهَا شَهْرٌ وَرَوَاحُهَا شَهْرٌ ۖ وَأَسَلْنَا لَهُ عَيْنَ الْقِطْرِ ۖ وَمِنَ الْجِنِّ مَن يَعْمَلُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِ ۖ وَمَن يَزِغْ مِنْهُمْ عَنْ أَمْرِنَا نُذِقْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ السَّعِيرِ ﴿١٢﴾ (12) And to Solomon (We made) the Wind (obedient): Its early morning (stride) was a month's (journey), and its evening (stride) was a month's (journey); and We made a Font of molten brass to flow for him; and there were Jinns that worked in front of him, by the leave of his Lord, and if any of them turned aside from our command, We made him taste of the Penalty of the Blazing Fire
. يَعْمَلُونَ لَهُ مَا يَشَاءُ مِن مَّحَارِيبَ وَتَمَاثِيلَ وَجِفَانٍ كَالْجَوَابِ وَقُدُورٍ رَّاسِيَاتٍ ۚ اعْمَلُوا آلَ دَاوُودَ شُكْرًا ۚ وَقَلِيلٌ مِّنْ عِبَادِيَ الشَّكُورُ ﴿١٣﴾ (13)
They worked for him as he desired, (making) arches, images, basons as large as reservoirs, and (cooking) cauldrons fixed (in their places): "Work ye, sons of David, with thanks! but few of My servants are grateful!"
Allah has created different kinds of jinnat. Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani narrated: “The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: ‘The jinnat are of three types, firstly those who have wings and they can fly through the air; secondly those who resembles snakes and dogs and thirdly those who stop for rest and then resume their journey.”
Quran proves that the jinnat can fly
surah jinn verse no 8,9:
وَأَنَّا لَمَسْنَا السَّمَاءَ فَوَجَدْنَاهَا مُلِئَتْ حَرَسًا شَدِيدًا وَشُهُبًا ﴿٨﴾ (8)
'And we pried into the secrets of heaven; but we found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires
. وَأَنَّا كُنَّا نَقْعُدُ مِنْهَا مَقَاعِدَ لِلسَّمْعِ ۖ فَمَن يَسْتَمِعِ الْآنَ يَجِدْ لَهُ شِهَابًا رَّصَدًا ﴿٩﴾ (9) '
We used, indeed, to sit there in (hidden) stations, to (steal) a hearing; but any who listen now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.
The jinns are capable of transcending great heights and covering great distances to bring what they are ordered to.
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