Thoughts? It'd be nice to hear from people who have experience with this...
This was from interviewing a jinn that was exorcised and converted to Islam, by a Mohamed Isa Dawud and a shaykh Kishk (sp?) in Egypt I think. This book is available in Indonesian and Arabic online.
Most of it is not like...special knowledge. If you think about what you know about jinns...what he explains only really fills in the blanks and elaborates on the hadith and Quran which shows that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam told us everything we needed to know in terms of protection. Like most of this stuff is true, because we know they have a civilization like ours, so it only makes sense...
-lifespan of jinns, live upto 7000 years or 9000 years, shaytan is still alive and so are his children
-jinns inhabit the holes, toilets, surface and depths of the seas, deserts (they have cities in the depths of seas which has some corroboration from story of suliman alayhi salam making them dive) and just about any space.
-muslim jinns are persecuted just like muslim humans are persecuted...
-jinns inhabit the homes of people of similar faith, jewish jinns love israel and muslim jinns love to live in the houses of pious muslims and worship with them. they love tahajjud and will even sometimes help you wake up for fajr/isha. good comes to a house because of the dua of the jinns living in it for the inhabitants.
-how jinns like statues and are attracted to photographs of people, and shaytan smells it like a cloud or a beam or ray of light, and shaytan comes running. its good to cover up the statue or photograph with a cloth or hide it in a book or just somewhere where the shayateen won't see it.
-evil jinns love najasa...
-jinns are not attracted to children toys which are like statues, even though they should be, and it was not prohibited for muslims to have toys, jinn kids play with toys too- perhaps because Allah made this happen because of the joy and love of the children?
-don't keep a room locked or abandon a place for too long, and not remembering Allah in it, then the devil likes that place and sleeps in abandoned empty beds. hadith is to wipe your bed quickly before you sleep on it.
-al-mutasaki'un of the jinn--are like gangs for shaytan, some stay in the streets for women to beautify them in the eyes of males even if shes ugly, to weaken a brother and that the faajir will increase his glances...some of these devils specialize in the lower part of the female and whisper to her to shake or show. they work to beautify these women 24/7 non-stop and takes breaks once in a while because he is addicted to that woman.
-jinns are very active in night.
-some devils specialize in hurting kids or pushing to them in playing in dangerous places to fall and die, or to make them wound each other and get the parents involved and make them angry. a wise person remembers Allah but for others these shayateen human beings are play-things.
-their heads are bigger in comparison to the size of their bodies than our heads are in comparison to our bodies, their mouths are like a fishes mouth, they have liver, heart and similar organs, their ears and noses are tiny more like south asians, their women get pregnant for 15 months, most males are bald and females are dragging their hair on the ground.
-you guys think of us jinns as horrible shaped peoples, but the beauty of the jinns are more beautiful than humans but the shayateen, evil jinns have horns and are horrible
-jinns cannot stand the quran and some of them have half their body burned from the recitation of the quran
-very few jinns can paralyze the tongue a person before they recite the quran so some for some reason aren't always affected and they asked the jinn and it doesn't know why the Quran doesn't destroy him
-Some things are mentioned about the Bermuda triangle and UFOs are done by special types of jinns and shayateen to scare people, but even the jinns can't confirm nor deny that there are other creatures in existence (aliens?) besides jinns and humans.
-they feel proud because they were created before human beings and he told the muslim jinn to not have kibr
-jinns like sharp edges, like the edges of the door (i.e. don't slam a door you might kill a baby jinn) and shaytan likes to sit between sun and shade, which is mentioned in the hadith- devils and shayateen relax in half sun/half shade
-apparently the qareen of nabi salallahu alayhi wasalam (which I guess you could classify as a Sahaba) is still alive today and teaches Islam near Baqi to the jinns
-jinns when exorcised come out through vomit or through feces/stool
-the muslim jinns helped the muslims fighting the russians in afghanistan and the muslim jinn interviewed want to help the muslims in palestine and die a jinn shahid
-some verses for protection: ayatul kursi, last 3 surahs of the Quran, first 10 verses of surah as-saffat is really hard on them.