Everything on earth will perish

Q 5: Students ask embarrassing questions to which I cannot give convincing answers. One of these questions was: "Do the Jinn (creatures created from fire) die and get buried like humans?" another was "Are they included in the Hadith in which the Messenger (peace be upon him) said, The ages of my Ummah (nation) are between sixty and seventy. "?


A: Indeed, the Jinn die in the same way as humans do, due to the general meaning of these Words of Allah (Exalted be He): Everyone shall taste death. As for assessing the ages of the Jinn, it appears that they are included in the Hadith mentioned above, because they are part of the Ummah to which the message of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is sent, according to the general meaning of these Words of Allah: And (remember) when We sent towards you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) a group (three to ten persons) of the jinn, (quietly) listening to the Qur’ân. When they stood in the presence thereof, they said: "Listen in silence!" And when it was finished, they returned to their people, as warners. They said: "O our people! Verily, we have heard a Book (this Qur’ân) sent down after Mûsâ (Moses), confirming what came before it: it guides to the truth and to the Straight Path (i.e. Islâm). O our people! Respond (with obedience) to Allâh’s Caller (i.e. Allâh’s Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), and believe in him (i.e. believe in that which Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم has brought from Allâh and follow him). He (Allâh) will forgive you of your sins, and will save you from a painful torment (i.e. Hell-fire) And whosoever does not respond to Allâh’s Caller, he cannot escape on earth, and there will be no Auliyâ’ (lords, helpers, supporters, protectors) for him besides Allâh (from Allâh’s punishment). Those are in manifest error. (Part No. 2; Page No. 185) Allah (Exalted be He) also says: Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of jinn listened (to this Qur’ân). They said: ‘Verily, we have heard a wonderful Recitation (this Qur’ân)! ‘It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allâh). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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