I grew up with stories about Jinn Mamu – whom we never addressed without the suffix of ‘uncle’, because they were veryjalali, or easy to anger. But amamuis fond of their nieces and nephews and will try and fulfil their desires, and never harm them. That is the spirit that prevails among the jinn-saints of Firoz Shah Kotla, except here they are father figures.
In theQuran, the Jinns are mentioned as very akin to humans, except where humans were made of clay, the Jinns had been created out of smokeless fire and can take on any form they wanted, animal or other. Just as there were good and bad human beings, there were good and bad jinns.
Review: The Dispossessed and the Possessed -- The Wire
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