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Jinn

 

(Arabic, literally “spirit”), in the Koran a fantastic substance created by Allah from pure, smokeless fire. There are two types of jinns: those converted to Islam that do good deeds and those that are faithless deluders of people and bearers of disease. According to believers, jinns are capable of assuming various forms and living inside of people, animals, and plants. The concept of the jinn existed in pre-Islamic Arabic pagan mythology. With the spread of Islam, belief in jinns became partially incorporated into other peoples’ beliefs (for example, the Persians).

jinn

(genii) class of demon assuming animal/human form. [Arab. Myth.: Benét, 13, 521]
See: Demon
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Channeling the djinn demands acknowledging its existence--allowing for a malleable role which constantly shifts.
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This dreaded and strange apparition, bristling with bayonets, armed with chains, hung over with holy images; that something not of this world, partaking of a ravenous ghoul, of a blind Djinn grown up from a cloud, and of the Old Man of the Sea, still faces us with its old stupidity, with its strange mystical arrogance, stamping its shadowy feet upon the gravestone of autocracy [.
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Compson, recounting Rosa's death and burial, as "the fragile pandora's box of scrawled paper which had filled with violent and unratiocinative djinns and demons this snug monastic coign" (208).
but the people do not follow demons or djinns and will not tolerate such deviance.
Several people believed to be close to the president and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, his chief of staff who is described as 'the actual president of Iran', have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).
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