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 that the concept of jinn is fundamental to understanding Muslim culture and tradition.
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|Size: ||1.5 MB|
|Publisher: ||Syracuse University Press|
|Date published: || 2009|
|ISBN: ||9780815650706 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|