Djinns (Jinn) or genies are supernatural creatures in Arab folklore and Islamic teachings which occupy
a parallel world to that of mankind.
Together, jinn, humans and angels make up the three sentient creations of Allah. According
to the Qur’an, there are two creations that have
free will: humans and jinn. The
Qur’an mentions that jinn are made of smokeless flame or "scorching
fire". Like human beings, the jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolen.
The genie has become more analogous
to a demon, with the Devil as
the most powerful of the genies.
The first recorded jinn to be disobedient is Iblis.
Disbelieving, disobedient jinn and humans are known as shayateen (satans).
In Moroccan mythology, the Jnun (plural, meaning “spirits/ghosts”; singular- Jenn) are invisible spirit-beings, some of which (particularly ‘Aisha Qandisha) can take the form of attractive women or monstrous hags. If this type is encountered by a person and a knife isn’t plunged into the ground, the Jenn will possess the person. This possession causes several negative physical and psychological affects and results in impotence as well. The Jenn cannot be exorcised, it can only be placated. The usual means of placation are a trance-inducing ritual, music, or animal sacrifice (music creates a state known as hal which can grant baraka to spirits which accept the music). Their etymology is related to the Jinn.
Some of the most famous figures in Moroccan
legends and literature are Aisha Qandisha
and the Djinns (genies).
The legend of Aisha Qandisha
is that of a beautiful seductive woman with the legs of a goat,
who lives in riverbeds and flames. Aisha often appears to men
in dreams and may leave them impotent for life. Moroccan children
fear her presence. According to genie legends, these spirits
frequent places associated with water to create mischief in
"She is both a hunter and a healer, sometimes
appearing as a beautiful (irresistibly seductive) woman and
sometimes as a Hag. When she possesses a man, she does not take
over the new host but she opens the man to the storm of incoming
Jnun and Jinns, demons, and
sorcerous particles of all kind; making the man a traffic zone
of cosmodromic data. This is why she is feared. And she never
leaves, she always resides in the man to guarantee his total
openness which is not always pleasant. According to Moroccans,
the only way to feel comfortable with Aisha (the new partner
/ lover) is participating with her especially through passionate
and wild music rites."
Source: Tales of Taromet http://aichaqandisha.blogspot.com/2007/11/who-is-aicha-qandisha.html
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Ibn Abdul Barr said, "The jinn, according to the scholars of the language,
are of different types: