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  • [Saudi Religious 'Healer'] Raqi rapes girl to 'exorcise' jinn from her womb

    09/29/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | 9/29/2014
    A Saudi Raqi (religious healer) raped a girl who visited him for treatment of a psychological illness after misleading her into believing her womb was haunted by the jinn (spirits), a newspaper reported on Monday. The Raqi in the capital Riyadh told the girl he has the powers to exorcise jinns in one session if she accepts his recipe at his home. Once the girl, whose age was not specified, surrendered to the man, he raped her, causing her to lose virginity, 'Arar' Arabic language daily said. Police arrested the Raqi after the girl realised her mistake and reported him...
  • Supernatural 'Jinn' Seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims

    09/07/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Bahar Gholipour
    It may be common for psychiatric patients who are Muslim to attribute their hallucinations or other symptoms to "jinn," the invisible, devilish creatures in Islamic mythology, researchers in the Netherlands have found. The findings demonstrate one way in which culture may influence how people perceive their psychotic symptoms, and could help Western psychiatrists better understand patients who have an Islamic background. Moreover, in today's connected world, patients may fuse the symbols from their own backgrounds with those of other cultures to explain their symptoms, study leader Dr. Jan Dirk Blom, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Groningen,...
  • Highly Charged Jinni Judge Trial Opens (Lois Lerner Defense)

    06/27/2014 3:57:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Habib Toumi
    Corruption case brings under focus role of magic in crimesThe highly charged trial of a judge, who claimed that he was possessed by a jinni to explain cases of financial irregularities and corruption against him, has begun in Saudi Arabia. The judge and 36 accomplices who appeared in a court in Madina in western Saudi Arabia on Wednesday face charges of financial and administrative corruption, fraud, abusing people’s rights and possessions, abuse of power and bribery. Three judges are looking into the case, and the trial is expected to last at least one year with a high number of people...
  • 'Sorceress' Extorts Dh4m From Emirati Mom Over 'Jinn' Claim

    05/04/2014 1:48:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 04, 2014
    Emirati woman told to pay to expel jinn gripping her daughter so she can marryA woman claiming to be an exorcist embezzled more than Dh4 million from an Emirati woman telling her that her daughter would not be able to marry because she was gripped by jinn (spirits), a newspaper reported on Sunday. Worried for her daughter for not getting married despite her growing age, the Emirati woman was told by one of her daughter’s acquaintances that she could take the girl to a friend who can identify her problem and solve it. A few days later, that woman told...
  • Saudi Accuses Ghost of Trying to Burn His House

    01/21/2014 12:33:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Man says jinn started 21 fires at his house and heard incomprehensible voicesA Saudi man accused jinn (ghosts) of starting 21 fires at his house over a period of three years and that he often hears incomprehensible voices during the blazes. Ibrahim Al Asiri said 10 of the incidents involved major fires which were extinguished by the civil defence and that he managed to put out the rest. “The problem is that when I poured water on the fire, it gets bigger….while I extinguished some of those fires, I was hearing incomprehensible voices behind doors at my home,” he told...
  • Even a Sceptic Can Enjoy a Good Scary Story About a Jinn

    10/25/2013 3:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The National ^ | October 23, 2013
    ThereÂ’s a story about a man who boarded a bus somewhere in Saudi Arabia. It was packed with men and women who said they were on their way to a wedding. Related â–  Djinn making an appearance at ADFF 2013 Photos In pictures: Emirati folklore stories back for bedtime As the bus left the road to drive along desert plains, the women began chanting and singing a haunting melody. As the sun started to set, the man noticed a transformation. The other passengersÂ’ feet suddenly all became hooves, like those of goats ... This tale was told to me at...
  • 'Jinn' Caught on Camera in Makkah Ahead of Hajj

    10/11/2013 8:37:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, October 11, 2013
    Security cameras planted in the Western Saudi town of Makkah appears to have caught what could be a jinn (ghost), clad in white but without a face. A Saudi newspaper said the creature was filmed by all security cameras planted inside the secretariat building in Islam’s holiest shrine. “The person was totally clad in white and was standing near one of the building’s doors but his face did not appear…it was round 3am,” Almadina Arabic language daily said, quoting sources at Makkah secretariat. The paper, which published the picture, said the creature could be a jinn but did not make...
  • Jinns – Invisible Creatures Among Us

    09/11/2013 2:46:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    ground report ^ | 09/10/2013 | Robert Tilford
    According to the Quran, there are two creations that have free will 1) humans and 2) Jinn. Like human beings, the Jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolentÂ… Who exactly these creatures are remains for the most part a complete mystery. Apart from the information we know about these unseen creatures found in the Quran, we know next to nothing. And what the Quran says about them is very interesting. The Jinn are mentioned frequently in the QurÂ’an, and there is an entire sura entitled SĹ«rat al-Jinn in the QurÂ’an. The purpose of the Jinn, are the same...
  • Saudi Arabia's War on Witchcraft

    08/25/2013 3:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Atlantic ^ | AUG 19 2013 | RYAN JACOBS
    A special unit of the religious police pursues magical crime aggressively, and the convicted face death sentences.The sorceress was naked. The sight of her bare flesh startled the prudish officers of Saudi Arabia's infamous religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), which had barged into her room in what was supposed to be a routine raid of a magical hideout in the western desert city of Madinah's Al-Seeh neighborhood. They paused in shock, and to let her dress. The woman -- still unclothed -- managed to slip out of the window of...
  • Jinn's Saudi Twitter account gets 100,000 followers: Pictures of 100-year old farm uploaded

    06/09/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 08, 2013
    Account says he is real but peaceful and likes to know humansA Twitter account created by a ‘Jinn’ has sparked an online frenzy, with the account now boasting over 100,000 followers. Many people believe in 'Jinn' (spirits), but one of those spirits claims to have set up an account on Twitter and says he is a “real and peaceful Jinn” who lives in Saudi Arabia and want to know humans. The Jinn’s account has pictures of family and places from what the account claims is 100 years ago. Some photos uploaded show an old farm in Yemen which the account...
  • Saudi Ghost-Hunters Raid "Haunted" Hospital

    06/14/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 30, 2012
    The dingy corridors and gloomy wards of a long-abandoned Saudi Arabian hospital have drawn hundreds of amateur ghost hunters who believe it to be haunted by jinn, the malevolent spirits of the Koran and Arabian mythology. The macabre fascination with Riyadh's Irqa Hospital, which treated Gulf War combatants in 1991, began with tweeted rumours and escalated to the point where hundreds of youths broke into the grounds, smashing windows and starting fires. "Teenagers sent text messages calling for an operation against some of the jinn who live in the hospital, and they broke into the hospital and smashed its facilities...
  • Egypt Man Sends Jinn to Cure Saudis for a Price

    05/02/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Bikya Masr ^ | 2 May 2012 | Pete Willows
    A number of Saudi nationals suffering from physical and mental problems have fallen victim to an unknown man whom lives in Egypt and claims he can cure them by sending over a ‘Muslim jinn’ [genie] to address their health issues. The Egyptian’s agent in Saudi Arabia arranges a phone call, understandably, to identify the exact nature of their medical emergency, and too, establish which jinn to dispatch in order to properly address the problem. “People who spoke to the man in that country were asked to transfer a specific sum of money to his account so he can send them...
  • Egypt Teen Cries Tears of Blood, Says Touched by Jinn

    04/24/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Bikya Masr ^ | 13 April 2012 | Pete Willows
    An 18-year-old Egyptian girl who shed ‘blood tears’ claimed she had been touched by jinn, which are ghosts and spirits popular in Upper Egyptian folklore. According to a report in the Arabic language quotidian, Sabea’a, a girl named Dawa’a appeared on Al Nahar Television, to share her experience. She said she had been touched by tribe of about one-thousand jinn. Amr Al-Laithi, a Muslim scholar, recited verses from Qur’an as the teenager fell unconscious. When she woke up after about 20 minutes, she claimed she could not remember anything but was suffering an intense headache. The Muslim scholar explained that...
  • "The King of Jinn Is Calling Me”…Sorcerer

    03/20/2012 3:41:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    A sorcerer who was arrested in Saudi Arabia told police to immediately set him free on orders from the “King of Jinn (spirits).” The Gulf kingdom’s religious police seized the 54-year-old man from the Kazakhstan city of Turkestan while making magic work for a woman in the western town of Makkah, Sabq newspaper said. “When they caught the sorcerer, his mobile phone began ringing,” the Arabic language daily said, quoting an official from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. “He told them he was receiving a call from the King of jinn in Nigeria ordering...
  • Lawyer Wants Jinn to Testify in Court

    10/25/2010 10:52:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, October 23, 2010
    Says court should summon genie in corrupt judge case A Saudi defence lawyer has asked court to summon a jinn (genie) claimed to have possessed a judge who has been arrested on corruption charges, the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz reported on Saturday. The lawyer, Salim bin Atteyya, told court that the jinn must be present in court to testify in the case of the corrupt judge in Madina, Islam’s second holiest shrine after Makkah, the newspaper said. “The case of the corrupt judge in Madina has taken a new turn and witnessed new developments as the lawyer of an...
  • (Saudi Arabia) EP Clinic Offers to Treat Man ‘Possessed’ by Jinn (Genie)

    07/28/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 2+ views
    ARAB NEWS ^ | Jul 26, 2010 | BADEA ABU AL-NAJA
    MAKKAH: A clinic in the Eastern Province that provides treatment to people possessed by jinns has volunteered to help Turki, a 29-year-old Saudi from Makkah who according to his father is possessed by a female jinn and has, as a result, been chained to a bed for more than six years. “I’ve spoken to the center and they’ve offered to help my son. They will provide accommodation, food and air tickets for him, his wife, me and his mother who is my ex-wife,” said Turki’s father. He, however, added that traveling to the Eastern Province is going to be difficult....
  • Saudi man chains his son in the basement for six years ... 'possessed by an evil female genie'

    07/23/2010 8:20:58 AM PDT · by null and void · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:27 AM on 23rd July 2010 | Michael Theodoulou
    'When he has fits he has convulsions and his entire body twists and his eyes become completely white,' said the father of the 29-year-old man Evil spirits: Turki, 29, lies chained on the bed in the basement apartment where he has been for six years after being 'possessed by a genie' When Turki first began behaving bizarrely, his father took him to local Muslim clerics to recite the Koran over him. 'But most of them became scared when they heard the female voice telling them that she was a royal jinn (genie) and that no-one can exorcise her unless Turki...
  • Jinn| Born of fire

    12/31/2006 1:32:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 940+ views
    Garow/ The Economist ^ | 20 December 2006
    Our correspondent travels to Somalia and Afghanistan in search of jinn ___ THERE is a cleft in a stone hill outside Qardho, in northern Somalia, which even the hardest gunmen and frankincense merchants avoid. In the cool dark, out of the bleached sunshine, there is a pit, a kind of Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole, which is said to swirl down into the world of jinn. Locals say jinn—genies, that is—fade in and out above the pit. Sometimes they shift into forms of ostriches and run out over the desert scrub. The Bible holds that God created angels and then...
  • How can a person conceal himself from the jinn (genie)when in the toilet?

    08/25/2002 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 49 replies · 1,103+ views
    Islam Q & A ^ | 25 Aug, 2002 | Answer Supervised by Shaikh: M. S. Al-Munajjid
    Question: Are we alone when in the bathroom? Can there be Jinn in with us? If so, what steps do we need to take to protect our modesty?. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. It is known that the jinn can see people, but people cannot see the jinn. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, he [Shaytaan] and Qabeeluhu (his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them” [al-A’raaf 7:27] Because the shayaateen (devils) are evil, they like to frequent dirty places. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Bad statements are for bad...