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jinni (genie)

A jinni (pl. jinn) is a spirit in Arabic and Muslim demonology that is capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people for good or for ill. The jinn were popular in Middle Eastern literature, as in the stories of the Thousand and One Nights.

The jinn make many appearances in the Koran.

further reading

The Qur'an (Koran), chapter 72, the Jinn

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