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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 that the concept of jinn is fundamental to understanding Muslim culture and tradition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, List of other titles in series, Dedication, About the Author
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xxiii
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  1. 1. The Poetics of the Invisible: Muslim Imagination and the Jinn
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Correspondences Between Jinn and Humans
  2. pp. 13-31
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  1. 3. Beings of Light and of Fire
  2. pp. 32-52
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  1. 4. Divination, Revelation, and the Jinn
  2. pp. 53-69
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  1. 5. Magic, Possession, Diseases, and the Jinn
  2. pp. 70-88
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  1. 6. Jinn in Animal Shapes
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. 7. Love Between Humans and Jinn
  2. pp. 103-120
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  1. 8. Jinn Inspiring Poets
  2. pp. 121-133
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  1. Conclusion: The Sentience of Inside Out/Outside In
  2. pp. 134-135
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  1. Appendix: The Different Classes of the Jinn
  2. pp. 139-147
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 149-178
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  1. Glossary of Arabic Words and Names
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. References
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815650706
Related ISBN
9780815632009
MARC Record
OCLC
785782984
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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