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Synonyms for genie

(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

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Mr Al-Khatib, 33, of Knustford Road, Gorton, denies murder in a Manchester Crown Court trial on mental health grounds, saying that he "pushed" her because he believed she was a djinn - an evil spirit from Islamic folklore.
Investigations show that the man beat the woman using a 'special' stick as part of his treatment for healing djinns," prosecutors said.
Actor Saoud Al Kbi, whose credit includes City Of Life, said director Hooper had witnessed strange things on the sets that compelled him to believe in djinns.
The story begins with traditional tales of djinns, demons and child-stealing monsters narrated by poverty-stricken father Saboor, who has to make the difficult choice of whether to give away his 3-year-old daughter Pari to a wealthy family.
Comparison of the two texts reveals that despite a separation of eighty years and very different circumstances of production, both Sabzwari's and Rabi's accounts relied on a common stock of folklore and oral accounts resulting in similar "xenologies" of Southeast Asia predicated on a shared set of exotic topoi including elephants, incest, and djinns.
The Prague Symphony Orchestra's performance is laudable, and despite slight nuances and minor deficiencies (sonic homogeneity, occasional tuning) it is an equal competitor to the Czech Philharmonic, which recorded with Fournet the remaining three Franck poems and the symphonic interlude from the oratorio Redemption (the solo piano part in the poem Les Djinns was performed by Frantisek Maxian, Sr.
When I wrote City of Djinns I was interested in Delhi, not in following some tradition of English travel writing that may or may not be Orientalist.
They also tell me the forest is full of djinns, invisible spirits mentioned in the Koran that are said to inhabit the earth and appear as humans or animals to intercede in human affairs.
In the main, the Nights have been used to explore postcolonial travel sentiments such as in Salih's novel examined above and Jamal Mahjoub's Travelling with Djinns (2003).
The best-selling classic, In Xanadu, was followed by an intimate investigation of Delhi in the City of Djinns.
These same supporters are finding no trouble justifying Al-Muallem's behavior during the meetings of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah, saying it was prompted by diplomatic and protocol requirements and did not point to any retreat at the level of Damascus' positions toward the "foreign conspiracy" being implemented by an alliance of ingenious humans and djinns to topple the national rejectionist regime in Damascus.
Compson, recounting Rosa's death and burial, as "the fragile pandora's box of scrawled paper which had filled with violent and unratiocinative djinns and demons this snug monastic coign" (208).
but the people do not follow demons or djinns and will not tolerate such deviance.
Several people believed to be close to the president and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, his chief of staff who is described as 'the actual president of Iran', have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).
Baijal joined the Hyatt brand in 2003 when he was appointed assistant manager of Djinns Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi, before becoming banquet and conference manager and then assistant director of food and beverage at the same hotel.