The Jinn are spirits that were created by God out of fire, and are roughly equivalent to the daimones or daimonia of Greco-Roman mythology. The jinn spirits were said to inhabit caves, graveyards, darkness, and the underground, and could consort with deities in pre-Islamic traditions. In Islamic traditions, the jinn are lower beings than humans and angels, and were made to … [Read more...]
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In the Qur'an, the Devil has 2 names. Iblis, probably derived from the Greek diabolos and used always in the singular and as a personal name, usually in the context of his fall from grace. Some scholars have argued that Shaytan, his other name which is Arabic and possibly derived from the roots 'to be far from' or 'born with anger,' may have been acquired as a result of his … [Read more...]