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djin·ni | \ ˈjē-nē , ˈji-, jə-ˈnē\. variants: or djinn. 1 : one of a class of spirits that according to Muslim demonology inhabit the earth, assume various forms, and exercise supernatural power. 2 : genie sense 2.What is a jinn in Islam?
A Djinn (genii, ginn, jann, jinn, shayatin, shaytan) is in Arabic lore, a type of interfering spirit, often demonlike, but not equivalent to a Demon. As are the Greek Daimones, Djinn are self-propagating and can be either good or evil.Are djinn good or evil?
As are the Greek Daimones, Djinn are self-propagating and can be either good or evil. They possess supernatural powers and can be conjured in magical rites to perform various tasks and services.What is the difference between a jinn and a devil?
It seems the devils are primarily associated with their role within Islamic scriptures, as abstract forces tempting Muslims into everything disapproved by society, while jinn can be encountered by humans in lonely places. This fits the general notion that the devils whisper into the heart ( qalb) of humans, but do not possess them physically.