afreet

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afreet

or afrit gigantic jinn, powerful and malicious. [Muslim Myth.: Benét, 13]
See: Demon
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The jinn and two of their sub-species, namely marid and ifrit, are the only kinds of spiritual entities mentioned in the Qur'an.
The Muslim versions begin with the twenty-seventh Sura of the Qur an, "The Ant," which is, in itself, longer than the biblical tale and contains elements not found in the Bible: the hosts of Solomon consisting of jinn, humans, and birds; the speech of the ant to Solomon; the story of the hoopoe; the reactions of the queen and of her male advisors to Solomon's letter to her; the transport of her throne by an ifrit, one of the jinn, to Solomon's palace; and the tale of the floor of glass in Solomon's palace which the queen thought to be a pool of water.