Jinn are conscious beings charged with Divine obligations

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 Although God later superseded them with mankind for ruling the world.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.

Jinn are created from smokeless fire

As we mentioned before the Holy Book states that jinn are created from smokeless fire (55:15). In another verse it clarifies that the fire from which jinn are created is scorching and penetrating as deep as the inner part of the body (15:27). We are not certain whether the Holy Book means energy or something like X-rays by smokeless penetrating and scorching fire.

Jinn like angels are not bound the constraints of time and space within which we move

Like angels jinn move extremely fast; they are not bound by the constraints of time and space within which we normally move. However since the spirit is more active and faster than jinn a man who lives at the level of the spirit's life who can go beyond the limits of matter and the confines of time and space within which normal people live can excel jinn in speed and activity. For example as we read in the Holy Book when the Prophet Solomon asked those around him who could bring the throne of the Queen of the Yemen a member of jinn answers that he could bring it before he finished the meeting and stood up from his seat. However a man who had special knowledge from God replied; 'I can bring it to you in a time shorter than the twinkling of an eye.' and he did so (27:38-40).

Compared to men jinn like angels can do more difficult things

Nothing is difficult for God Almighty; it is equally easy for Him to create the whole of the universe and a tiny particle. He has provided men; jinn and angels with power and strength appropriate for the function or duties of each. As He uses angels in the supervision of the movements of celestial bodies. He has allowed man to rule on the earth dominate over matter and build civilizations and produce technology.

Power and strength are not limited to the physical world nor are they proportional to bodily size. We observe that immaterial things are much more powerful than huge physical bodies. For example memory is much more spacious and comprehensive than a large room. We can touch with our hands a very near object but our eyes can travel long distances in an instant while our imagination can go beyond time and space all at once. Winds can pull out trees and demolish huge buildings. A young thin shoot of a plant can split rocks and appear in sunlight. Everybody knows the power of energy whose existence we can know through the effect it produces. All this shows that the power of something is not proportional to its physical structure rather the immaterial world is dominant over the physical world and immaterial entities are much more powerful than material ones .