Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar

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According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have over the ages been given many names - demon, spirit, ghoul, genie, ifrit and shaitan. Neither human nor immortal, they roam the earth inhabiting dark and empty places, luring humans to their deaths or demonically possessing them if harmed or offended. Despite the fact they ...

Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar 2014, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781780769042

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Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar 2011, Counterpoint LLC, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781582436326

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