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Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn

Author: Amira El-Zein
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2009.
Series: Contemporary issues in the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"According to the Qur'an, God created two parallel species, man and the jinn, the former from clay and the latter from fire. Beliefs regarding the jinn are deeply integrated into Muslim culture and religion, and have a constant presence in legends, myths, poetry, and literature. In Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn, Amira El-Zein explores the integral role these mythological figures play, revealing  Read more...
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El-Zein, Amira.
Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009026745
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amira El-Zein
ISBN: 9780815650706 0815650701
OCLC Number: 785782984
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 215 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
The poetics of the invisible : Muslim imagination and the jinn --
Correspondences between jinn and humans --
Beings of light and of fire --
Divination, revelation, and the jinn --
Magic, possession, diseases, and the jinn --
Jinn in animal shapes --
Love between humans and jinn --
Jinn inspiring poets --
Conclusion: The sentience of inside out/outside in --
Appendix: The different classes of the jinn.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in the Middle East.
Responsibility: Amira El-Zein.

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According to the Qur'an, God created two parallel species, man and the jinn, the former from clay and the latter from fire. This title explores the integral role these mythological figures play,  Read more...

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