The Truth About the Jinn – Chapter 2: Definitions of the Qur’anic Word ‘Rajul’ (pl. Rijaal)

In the Name of the Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Allah

Rajulun / Rijāl (رجل / رجال)

In the previous chapter, we went over the Qur’anic definition of a human being (Bashar). Now, we will go over another word, the word which Allah uses in the Qur’an to describe an adult male human; ‘Rajulun’. Never will you find the word ‘Bashar’ in the Qur’an specifically used in reference to the Jinn. This is where pure logic comes in to help us dig deeper and find the clues that Allah has buried in the Qur’an, leaving it only accessible to the people of intellect (‘aql). In the Qur’an, we find a word that is used to describe both Al-Ins and Al-Jinn, thus showing us that they do indeed have some similar traits, and that the Jinn are in fact human.

Allah says:

72:6 And there were men (Rijāl) from Al-Ins (Adamites) who sought refuge in men (Rijāl) from the jinn, so they [only] increased them in burden.

What we can conclude from this ayat:

1). Jinn and Ins have men (Rijāl) among them.

2). The men from amongst the Ins (Adamite) sought refuge in the men from the Jinn (Iblisites) and it only lead them to their downfall.

The next step is to define the word ‘Rajul/Rijāl’ based on its usage in the Qur’an, but first, here is a dictionary definition:

Ra-Jiim-Lam = to go on foot, urge with foot, walk, tie by the feet, let (a female) suckle her young, be curly (hair), set free with his mother. rajjala – to comfort anyone, comb the hair, grant a respite. tarajjala – to go down without rope. rijlatun – vigour in walking. rijlun – foot, soldiers, good walker, tramp. arajil – hunters, pedestrian. rajulun – male human being, man, a person with heir. rajilun – foot, footmen (slow walkers). rijlain – two feet. arjul (pl.) – feet.

Source: Study Qur’an

According to the definition above, the word Rajul is used to refer to the following:

1). Adult male human beings exclusively

2). Stands on two feet, walks on two feet, pedestrian

3). Having hair

4). Having heir (ability to reproduce human beings)

5). Never used for non-human entities, such as angels unless they take on the form of a Bashar.

Qur’anic Usage of the Word ‘Rajul (pl. Rijāl)’

1). Men (rijāl) exist alongside other human beings, such as women, children, parents, and relatives:

4:7 For men (rijāl) is a share of what the parents (Al-Wālidān) and close relatives (Al-Aqrabūn) leave, and for women (Al-Nisā) is a share of what the parents and close relatives leave, be it little or much – an obligatory share.

2). All Prophets / Messengers were men (rijāl):

12:109 And We sent not before you [as messengers] except men (rijāl) to whom We revealed from among the people of cities….

16:43 and 21:7 And We sent not before you except men (rijāl) to whom We revealed …

3). Angels (Malā’ikah) are disguised as men (rijāl) when they descend to earth

6:8-9 And they say, “Why was there not sent down to him an angel?” But if We had sent down an angel, the matter would have been decided; then they would not be reprieved. And if We had made him an angel, We would have made him a man (rajul), and We would have confounded them with that in which they confound themselves.

Adamite and Jinn adult males are Rijāl, Rijāl = Men, Men = Bashar/Human

Those who would have us believe that the Jinns are supernatural beings have much difficulty explaining how they are spirits, aliens, reptilians and such, when Allah clearly uses the word man (rajul) / men (rijāl), the same word used exclusively for human beings, when describing the Jinn. Therefore, we must conclude that since Allah is using this word to describe the Jinn, then the word me be just as applicable to them as with any other humans, along with all of its connotations. In other words, the word ‘rijāl’ when used in reference to the Jinn means that the Jinn are no more than mortal human beings on earth, with the only difference being that they descended though the line of Iblis.


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