The word Jinn literally means something hidden or veiled from sight. As mentioned earlier jinn are the species or kinds of beings that cannot be seen with the naked eye nor we can see them with telescopes or microscopes. In the Holy Book there is a short chapter called jinn which tells us that a band of jinn listened to the Messenger Muhammad and some of them believed in his message and some did not:

"Say: . It has been revealed to me that a company of the jinn gave ear and they said: "We have heard a wonderful Holy Book which guides to righteousness so we believe in it and we shall not join (in belief and worship) any (gods) with our Lord. And (we believe) that He exalted be the glory of our Lord has taken neither wife nor son... Among us there are righteous folk and among us there are far from that. We are sects having different rules (72:1-2. 11) . "

From this we understand that like mankind jinn are also conscious beings charged with Divine obligations. Recent discoveries in biology made it clear that God created beings particular to each realm in the universe. Jinn might have been created while the earth was a body of some sort of fire. They preceded mankind in creation and were responsible for cultivating and improving the world. Although God later superseded them with mankind for ruling the world. He did not exempt the jinn from religious obligations.