The Resource Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn, Amira El-Zein, (ebook)

Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn, Amira El-Zein, (ebook)

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Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn
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Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn
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Amira El-Zein
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Language
eng
Summary
According to the Qur'an, God created two parallel species, man and the jinn, the former from clay and the latter from fire. Beliefs regarding the jinn are deeply integrated into Muslim culture and religion, and have a constant presence in legends, myths, poetry, and literature. In Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn, Amira El-Zein explores the integral role these mythological figures play, revealing that the concept of jinn is fundamental to understanding Muslim culture and tradition. Examining closely a wide range of sources, from the fields of law, theology, and folklore, El-Zein clearly places the status of the jinn in the metaphysical and cosmological economy of Islam. The author also illuminates the Islamic concept of the jinn by comparing it to other similar concepts in different religions and mythologies. She probes the complex relationships between the jinn and humans, as well as the jinn and animals, providing critical insights into the function of the jinn in the process of poetic and cultural creation. The author's access to Arabic sources and her ability to contextualize them make this a compelling and thorough account, enriching our knowledge of Islamic religion and tradition
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El-Zein, Amira
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297.2/17
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Contemporary issues in the Middle East
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  • Islamic demonology
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adult
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Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn, Amira El-Zein, (ebook)
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9780815650706
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11723525
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11723525
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MWT11723525
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn, Amira El-Zein, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815650706
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11723525
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11723525
System control number
MWT11723525
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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