14 Facts About Jinn


Jinn is an Arabic collective noun deriving from the Semitic root, whose primary meaning is 'to hide' or 'to adapt'.

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Jinn were thought to shift into different shapes, but were feared especially in their invisible form, since then they could attack without being seen.

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Jinn were feared because they had been thought to be responsible for various diseases and mental illnesses.

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Jinn held that the jinn account for much of the "magic" that is perceived by humans, cooperating with magicians to lift items in the air, delivering hidden truths to fortune tellers, and mimicking the voices of deceased humans during seances.

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Jinn further asserted that jinn might be an ancient description of germs, since both are associated with diseases and cannot be perceived by the human eye alone, an idea adapted by the Ahmadi sect.

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Jinn are believed to live in societies resembling those of humans, practicing religion, having emotions, needing to eat and drink, and can procreate and raise families.

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Jinn are often believed to be able to take control over a human's body.

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Jinn can be found in various stories of the One Thousand and One Nights, including in:.

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Jinn are still accepted as real by Muslims in the novel's urban setting, but play no part in modern life.

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Jinn are further known as gifted shapeshifters, often assuming the form of an animal.

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In general, each 'King of the Jinn' was represented alongside his helpers and alongside the corresponding talismanic symbols.

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Jinn had an indirect impact on Islamic art through the creation of talismans that were alleged to guard the bearer from the jinn and were enclosed in leather and included Qur'anic verses.

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Jinn would have appeared to him as "a shadow on the wall.

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Seven kings of the Jinn are traditionally associated with days of the week.

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