Islam

Jinn

In Islam, there are jinn instead of demons. Look here:

“He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels, and He created the jinn of a flame of fire.” – Quran 55:14-15

“And thus did We make for every probet an enemy, the Shaitans (demons) from among men and jinn, some of them suggesting to others vanished falsehood to deceive (them), and had your Lord pleased they would not have done it, therefore leave them and that which they forge." – Quran 6:112

“Some people asked Allah’s Apostle about the fore-tellers He said. They are nothing. They said, O Allah Apostle! Sometimes they tell us of a thing which turns out to be true. Allah’s Apostle said, A Jinn snatches that true word and pours it into the ear of his friend (the fore-teller) (as one puts something into a bottle) The foreteller then mixes with the word one hundred lies.” – Sahih Bukhari, Book 71, Number 657

According to the Quran and Hadith, jinn are created beings that have free will. They can be either good or bad. The Hadith says they are like fortunetellers in a bottle. This lead to the story of Aladdin in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. In this story, a jinn is a genie who lives in a lamp and can grant its user wishes.

Also in Islam, Satan is known as Iblis, who was a fallen jinn.

“And certainly We created you, then We fashioned you, then We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam. So they did obeisance except Iblis; he was not of those who did obeisance. He said: What hindered you so that you did not make obeisance when I commanded you? He said: I am better than he: Thou hast created me of fire, while him Thou didst create of dust.” Quran 7:11-12

There is no mention of jinn in the Bible. In Christianity, demons who follow Satan are only evil. They try to prevent people from following God.

Paradise

Instead of heaven, Islam belives in a paradise. What does this paradise contain?

“Truly the martyr is given by Allah Almight six things: (i) forgiveness of sins from the first drop of his blood to be shed; (ii) protection from the torment of the grave; (iii) safety from the Greatest Fear; (iv) receiving the crown of veneration, a single sapphire of which is worth more than the whole world and its contents; (v) marriage to seventy-two of the wide-eyed virgins; (vi) intercession on behalf of seventy of his relatives.” - Jami al-Tirmidhi

This quote is taken from one of the less known Hadith books. Some Muslims disagree with this book, but what makes this book invalid, and the Quran correct? The stand out reward here is the 72 virigins. This just sounds ridiculous, no matter what your beliefs are. Also, the passage mentions that this is is for a “martyr,” which is a person who dies for their belief or religious cause. This is why some Muslims have decided that suicide bombing is a righteous act.

Another questionable reward is the promise of servant boys:

“And there will go round boy-servants of theirs, to serve them as if they were perserved pearls.” – Quran 52:24

This passage is found in the Quran, so Muslims can’t deny its validity. Islam seems to believe that homosexuality is wrong in this world, but is fine in paradise; another contradiction.

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