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In Islam and pre-Islamic Arabian folklore, a genie (also jinn, djinn, from Arabic جني jinnī) is a supernatural fiery creature which possesses free will. Jinn are mentioned in the Qur'an, wherein a whole Sura is named after them (Al-Jinn). They can be both good and evil and tend to live in isolated areas. In some cases, Evil jinn are said to lead humans astray. In Islam, Satan, known in Arabic as Iblees, is the infamous jinn that refused to bow down to Adam when ordered to by Allah.

Genie is a French word used in translations to replace djinni or jinni.

Some jinn are described as traveling instantaneously or as flying swiftly from place to place. In The Fisherman and the Jinni, one considers granting wishes as a reward, and in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, enslaved genies will follow any command.

List of jinn in the Arabian Nights Edit

Other Stories Featuring Jinn Edit