PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to: 🤍to.pbs.org/DonateStoried ↓ More info below ↓ Crafted from smokeless fire, the shapeshifting jinni (known as ‘genie’ in the Western world) are far more important, and frightening, than pop culture would have us believe. Jinn are powerful, emotional beings capable of living for thousands of years. Usually invisible to the human eye, they can take any form to appear to humans. Once worshipped in ancient Arabic cultures, the jinni is now known for it’s wish-granting capabilities. This episode explains how jinn became a popular character in fiction, while looking at how their origins continue to influence Islamic cultures today. From the Qur’an to The Thousand and One Nights, the story of Aladdin to I Dream of Jeannie and everything in between—the jinn are more than just a being trapped in a lamp who grants wishes. They’re powerful, intellectual entities whose stories are woven into ancient Islamic culture. #jinn #genie #aladdin #MonstrumPBS Written and Hosted by: Emily Zarka Director: David Schulte Executive Producer: Amanda Fox Producer: Stephanie Noone Illustrator: Samuel Allen Editor: Derek Borsheim Produced by Spotzen for PBS Digital Studios. The world is full of monsters, myths, and legends and Monstrum isn’t afraid to take a closer look. The show, hosted by Emily Zarka, Ph.D., takes us on a journey to discover a new monster in each new episode. Monstrum looks at humans unique drive to create and shape monster mythology through oral storytelling, literature, and film and digs deep into the history of those mythologies. Follow us on Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/monstrumpbs/ - BIBLIOGRAPHY: al-Musawi, Mushin J. The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nights. Columbia University Press, 2009. Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Trans. Reverend Edward Forster. London: Willoughby and Co. Printers, 1840 (?). Chraibi, Aboubakr. “Texts of the Arabian Nights and Ideological Variations.” Trans. Natasha Romanova. New Perspectives on Arabian Nights: Ideological Variations and Narrative Horizons. Ed. Wen-Chin Ouyang & Geert Jan van Gelder. London and New York: Routledge, 2005, pp. 17-25. El-Zein, Amira. Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn. Syracuse University Press, 2009. Galland, M., translator. Arabian nights entertainments: consisting of one thousand and one stories, related by the Sultanees of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from the execution of a vow he had made to marry a lady every day and have her destroyed [sic]: morning to [r]evenge himself for the disloyalty of his [sic], &c.: containing an account of the customs, manners and religion of the [sic] nations, viz., Tartars, Persians and Indians: translated from the Arabian manuscript into French by M. Galland. Vol. 1, Printed for C. Cooke, c1800. Horta, Paulo Lemos. Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights. Harvard University Press, 2017. Irwin, Robert. “A Thousand and One Nights at the Movies.” New Perspectives on Arabian Nights: Ideological Variations and Narrative Horizons. Ed. Wen-Chin Ouyang & Geert Jan van Gelder. London and New York: Routledge, 2005: pp. 91-101. Lane, Edward William. The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, in England, The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Vol. 1, Illus. William Harvey. London: Charles Knight and Co. 1941. Lim, Anastasia, et. al. “The Attribution of Mental Health Problems to Jinn: An Explorative Study in a Transcultural Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic.” Frontiers in Psychiatry, Vol. 9, Article 89 (March 2018): pp. 2-7. Maarouf, Mohammed. Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Power: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Moroccan Magical Beliefs and Practices. Brill, 2007. Ouyang, Wen-Chin. “Foreword: Genres, Ideologies, Genre Ideologies and Narrative Transformation.” New Perspectives on Arabian Nights: Ideological Variations and Narrative Horizons. Ed. Wen-Chin Ouyang & Geert Jan van Gelder. London and New York: Routledge, 2005, pp. ix-xv. Thompson, Jason. Edward William Lane: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist, American University in Cairo Press, 2000.
Great work as always but would’ve loved to hear y’all’s take on the way they were represented on Supernatural back in season 3 and season 6. 🏽
White people never respected any culture, did you hear what she said, she said the stories are exaggerated.
It was all pre-Islamic Arabic folklore ,and then Muhamad enclosed it in his Qur'an . Actually a massive part of Qur'an is going on about Jins over and over again
so basically Sauron is a jin
I'm geting war flashbacks from when my dad read me asops fables and Arabia nights are bed time storys
U can read books about jinns written by islamic scholers its gets intresting and everything from islamic pov
Jinns can also pretend to be the spirits of deceased people or what you call as ghosts.
Wrong information dear... start your research again.. cuz you are not even close to what an actual jinn is.. so best of luck.. start again
Jinn communication has nothing to do with Islamic culture, in facts it’s strictly forbidden to communicate with Jins 😐, you can say Arabic or Middle East culture yea. And jinn are basically just spirits or you can say devils
I had a dream of Enoch & Elijah returning. My initial impression of them was that they reminded me somewhat of Aladdin and the Genie, with Elijah being likened to Aladdin and Enoch akin to the Djinn. This would have been like the Disney cartoon Aladdin (1992). The story of Aladdin is one of the most familiar narratives in all of literature, a classic ‘rags to riches’ tale featuring a young hero who has to learn an important lesson; an exotic setting; a good healthy dose of magic; a beautiful heroine; and an evil villain (or two, depending on which version of the story you follow). But as the dream unfolded it felt more like I was looking upon Klaatu and Gort from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
My favorite Jim story was from the X Files. It was the three wishes type but all the wishes had their consequences.
Jinns are NOT more powerful than humans. Stop manipulating peoples!
its not legends or stories like you say its truth god created jins before humans and jins live in earth in other dimension humans can't see but jins can see humans there are good jins and bad jins they have tribes and rank system the powerful jins rule they have mysterious powers for exemple soem jins can travel the entire planet in one second satan for exemple is a jin whgo became a bad jin and most of the evil happening in humans life is because of bad jins witches,sorcerers...etc
now they become soul snatcher .. I really wanted have a personal cutee pie jinn.but they become evil.😴
I wish all will change to Light from their own ego made insanity
Bruh, this on point, beautiful woman stating facts.
I think that the Nephilim (spirits of the offspring of the fallen angels and humans/animals), demons, aliens and the jinn are the same entities.
🤾♀⛹♂🚴♀8 👁🚴♀ 🕸 simple concept basic logic if life is not free why the hell would death be any cheaper it's not. So the question one may wonder is the spiritual cost to one's own soul and spirit for having lived and died to the lowest standards of quality for so many years now global pollution has diminished the quality of life to the point where today's people are living, dying and yielding the worst spiritual kickback that has ever been manifested since the beginning of life only getting worse. The polar opposite extreme to that is today's people should be living and dying to the highest standards of quality which would make each and every moment physically, mentally, financially and spiritually beneficial. S.R.F.
One fundamental question is what is the genies reward for granting a wish? What is the best way to keep a eternal spiritual connection with the genie. By making a wish that results in constant consistent physical mental financial spiritual progress beneficial rewards occurring within each and every moment of life. May be making a wish that goes beyond the common basic average normal mass majorities conscious awareness physical participation and being able to live in accordance to validate such a request in the way of the wish. One thing is for sure understanding the polar opposite extreme points in between these aspects. At the same time understanding the necessity common denominators that are in between these polar opposite extreme points. Is crucial to making the best personal professional choice.