Demons vs Jinn
No the Jinn, also known as Djinn, or Genies, are not Demons. They are distinctly different beings from Demons. Ancient texts often mix up Demons, and Jinn since both powerful beings can seem similar to humans who are locked into this limited reality. Jinn were created by God as the first sentient beings before there was a physical Universe, and after his core group of non-human based Angels were created. When humans die they become special Angels with the knowledge of all their parallel lives they’ve lived in the multitude of parallel Universes. The Jinn were ultimately a failed experiment as most turned out to be quite unruly in nature due to their amazing power which includes the ability to alter reality. Eventually they needed to be locked away in another dimension of reality to make way for humans. They are a threat to humans physically, and mentally along with possessing them like demons can. Additionally the Jinn have disdain for demons, and the two factions war with each other. Despite being locked away some Jinn always manage to escape into our reality along with the ones who still exist here who escaped banishment. Jinnologists, and others specialists in the world of the supernatural who fight against evil work to capture these rogue Jinn within magical lamps, bottles, and sometimes amulets, or talismans. Once within these confines they no longer have free will, and are bound to grant wishes to their master, aka the person who opens the bottle, or rubs the lamp.
Demons were not created by God but are self created by their choice to turn to the dark side, and pledge allegiance to the Devil rather than God. The Devil, and all demons are fallen Angels. Mostly non-human based in nature. Their fall from Gods grace causes them to decay into hideous, and dangerous demons. In some cases there may be independent Dark Angels who walk the thin line between Heavenly Angelhood, and Demonhood. Some non-human based Angels leave Heaven on good terms, and become Gods, or the supernatural beings known as Travelers. Most human based Angels do in fact eventually become their own Gods, or in some cases Travelers.
Unlike Demons some Jinn are good but this is rare. In addition humans can be tricked by bottled, or lamped Jinn, aka Genies, to wish themselves into the bottle thereby freeing the Genie. Once inside the magical confines they are transformed into a Jinn. These scenarios are rare but it’s suggested that it may happen to everyone eventually over the great near infinite expanse of the near parallel Universes. It’s just another experience that must be played out. This means that there are human based Jinn that will ascend to Angelhood someday. However there’s probably not more than a handful in any given Universe.
The Jinn are just one of the factions fighting for Universal supremacy in the great future battle of Armageddon. They have already tried to take Hell for themselves, and enslave Demons in the past. Jinn are actually stronger than most demons. It’s said that at least two demons are needed to subdue one average Jinn. Jinn are thought to be more numerous than Demons so it’s to their benefit that they remain locked up in an alternate reality. If the Jinn are unleashed it could change the whole concept of Demons vs Angels in the apocalypse. Certainly there are other factions not mentioned in the Bible such as the Earthly Gods.
When Priests, and other paranormal experts deal with demonic possessions, or hauntings there are times when it’s a Jinn. These are the cases that seem unsolvable since Jinn are not usually effected by religious symbols, artifacts, and words like demons are. Demons are vulnerable to such things, Christian in particular, due to their status as outcasts from the holy Heavens of the Lord. Jinn on the other hand have no connection to Heaven, and unique countermeasures must be used to battle them. These tend to be Islamic based since there was a major Jinn incursion in the ancient Arab world. Even when dealing with trapped Genies one should take great care in the wording of wishes because they will deviously twist them into something quite nefarious if they can. That is there last gasps of free will yearning to burst free, and wreak havoc on the world!