Throughout history man has always had a deep attraction for the supernatural and the unseen. The existence of a world parallel to our own has always fascinated people. This world is commonly referred to as the spirit world, and almost every set of people have some concept of one. With some people,these spirits are no more then the souls of dead people or ghosts. With others, spirits are either the forces of good or the forces of evil; both battling against one another to gain influence over humanity. However, both of these explanations are more in tune with folk tales and fantasy. The true explanation of such a world comes from Islam. Like every other way, Islam also claims to explain this realm of the unseen.
The JINN are beings living on earth in a world parallel to mankind. The Arabic word Jinn is derived from the verb 'JANNA', which means to hide or conceal. Thus, they are physically invisible from man as their description suggests. This invisibility is one of the reasons why some people have denied their existence. The origins of the JINN can be traced from the Koran as well as from the teachings and practices of Prophet Mohammad (Peace and blessings be upon him).