Thank you for adding this, so my understanding is the Jinn are external or at least they originate externally and influence. I suppose that even whether viewed as mischievous or mutual/benefical that they are a necessary spoke in the wheel of the Divine.
Yes I do not know much about the progression of souls I only have feelings for whom can know?
I think this life is an illusion also perhaps not in the same sense as the word illusion implies.. this world is real yet people not having grasped direct knowledge seek to hold on to that which they can until the time that the divine chooses fot the veil to be lifted. The earth is nothing less than magic by the great magician. I like your words..I take them in a most excellent way!