The djinn have the earliest references in the Quaran, the Muslim holy text. The djinn are described as creatures born from fire and flame, and capable of emerging in a variety of forms. The Quaran states the djinn have existed since the ancient times, including pre-Islamic civilization. Thus, djinn are not necessarily “Islamic” entities but most likely, first utilized and accepted by the first civilizations in the Middle East.
This complies with human history. It is said the oldest civlization in the world is Mesopotamia which is current day Iraq. As the migration of people occurred from the Middle East, towards India, SouthEast Asia and much later towards Europe, the use of the djinn spread to a wider area.
In ancient times, Djinn became most commonly accepted & utilized in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and large portions of SouthEast Asia in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, and even to Africa where slaves called upon the djinn.
In several ancient scriptures from the Middle East and Asia, the djinn are referred to as a spiritual entity. In some instances the djinn is portrayed as an entity which is there to guide, help and teach. In others, a source of torment and pain. Simply put, the djinn have been used for both good and bad and it is man’s choice how to use their power.
In the Bible, King Solomon speaks of using djinn to build a Temple. He wrongfully refers to them as demons but again this shows the prevalence of these spirits throughout history.
Even during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, rebels and soldiers refused to enter Muslim mosques and places of worship, due to fear from facing the wrath of the djinn who protected these places.
The djinns are most commonly referenced in the 72nd sura or chapter of the Quaran. The Quaran speaks of the djinn being invisible, and naked to the eye. It says the angels live in the sky, but their counterpart the djinn, live on earth. In this instance we are shown that the djinn are meant to be assistants to humans, helpers, guides to humans upon earth, while angels are meant to assist from the heavens. The chapter also continues to discuss the djinn and their rejection of “false Gods” and so it is a given these entities believe in a God and a Higher Power.
The chapter also discusses the djinn’s issue with humans, for their lack of belief and neglect. So it is with all seriousness that I say, if you want a djinn, do not ever forget it or leave it aside like some forgotten toy!
Today,the biggest differences in djinn thought or opinion comes from Western & Eastern differences. In the West (North America/Europe), many people see djinn as a wishing tool. Three wishes and I shall have it. Others will tell you that djinn are evil and harmful; this comes from those who are familiar with the power of the djinn and want to preserve it for themselves.
In the East, rather, in locations which are familiar with the djinn, they are used for guidance, assistance, and help. The djinn are to be called upon for teaching, guiding and manifesting what you desire and IF you work with the djinn, IF you do not neglect them, IF you BELIEVE, you will truly see that are one of the most magical creatures upon the earth.