Djinn

I’ve never heard the word Djinn before, not even sure how to pronounce it. A Djinn is the Islamic equivalent to a demon (or spirit) but unique in that it can procreate (this is probably not the right word) and have offspring.

A Missionary writes here about an encounter with a Muslim boy who has trouble with a Djinn. The interesting part of the story is not that this boy has trouble with a Djinn, but the interaction this missionary has with the family. I think that if you want to be a missionary – don’t pick some easy place, pick a hard place and go to a Muslim country.

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  1. Nancy
    July 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

    It is pronounced like “gin”. I’m not sure if all djinns are considered evil but you usually hear those two words together.

  2. Andrew Ford
    July 3, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Thanks Nancy. Do you have a background that gives you exposure to Muslim culture?

  3. July 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Andrew, thank you for the thought-provoking blogging you and the others are doing. I always look forward to reading what you have to say. The term “djinn” is strange to most Westerners; if I am not mistaken, we get our term “genie” from it. In any case, you’re doing great stuff. Keep it up.

  4. August 9, 2010 at 1:55 am

    djinn and jinn is also Pre- Islam mythology.. and about your last sentence mmmmm we are happy to be Muslim ^_^

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