Who are jinn?
In an Islamic context, the term jinn is used for both a collective designation for any supernatural creature and also to refer to a specific type of supernatural creature. Therefore, jinn are often mentioned together with devils ( shayāṭīn ).
What is a jinni?
Jinn are assumed to be able to appear in shapes of various animals such as cats, owls and onagers (wild ass). Serpents are the animals most associated with jinn; in Islamic tradition, many narratives concern a serpent who was actually a jinni. The term jann refers to both a snake and jinn.
What is the history of jinn in Sindh culture?
In Sindh, the concept of the jinni was introduced when Islam became acceptable. Since then, jinn have become a common part of local folklore, also including stories of both male jinn called jinn and female jinn called Jiniri.
Who are the jinn and the shedim?
The description of jinn is almost identical with that of the shedim from Jewish mythology. As with the jinn, some of whom follow the law brought by Muhammad, some of the shedim are believed to be followers of the law of Moses and consequently good.