5 Things You Didn’t Know about Jinn*
From Alexandra Bruce
When most Westerners hear about the Jinn, Gjinn and Genies, they might think of the 1960s sitcom, ‘I Dream of Jeannie,’ starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, which ran in syndication for more than a decade after its original 5-year run in the U.S. and was definitely a fixture of my childhood.
Others may think of the Disney animated feature film, ‘Aladdin’ voiced by the late Robin Williams but Ben and Matt at How Stuff Works get us up to speed about the many different varieties of Jinn, belief in which predate Islam and which certainly have their counterparts
in the ancient pagan beliefs throughout the world. What is less well-known in the West is that belief in Jinn is very much alive in Islamic cultures and this acceptable because they are mentioned more than once in the Qur’an.