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Experience with Djinn?


Steriki
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Good evening. So I haven't been around on TW for a while and during this time I became more acquainted with Islamic folklore since there are many Muslims in my community.

They for the most part believe in the Djinn although it is haram (forbidden) to have any contact with them. My friend however doesn't care much for restrictions and "has" a djinni as servant.

From what I have been able to find out the Djinn are actually potentially quite dangerous, they don't become trapped by accident and their service always costs something.

I know that this doesn't exactly fall within the framework of traditional witchcraft, but I would like to know if anybody here has had experiences with working with or keeping of the Djinn.

My friend is big enough to make her own decisions but I would like to know what risks could potentially be involved and whether I should rather back off.

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Ive filmed several djinn exorcisms... until they found out I'm a witch... then it was either sit through hours of attempts to comvert me.. or gtfo... while most of the encounters i witnessed could be explained by mental illness... only one stood out as CREEPY AS FUCK... and it fucking knew me... and ratted me out.. i know, from what I was told by the exorcist, that there are some djinn That aren't necessarily evil out there.. they're like people... some good, most bad... which is why they try to convert them during the exorcism (~\_(0.0)_/~)

The one I encountered... was kind of a dick.. so if I based a decision off of that one.. I would say.. avoid them at all costs... but... if what I was told at my first exorcism filming was correct.. there are a few out there who aren't as malevolent...

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Oh I'm quite convinced that they are real. And like you said they come with different personalities, both good and bad (and some of them are supposedly Muslim!). My friend's djinni was a gift from a family member. Now I'm just not sure whether any sentient being, good or bad, would be OK with the idea of being passed on as a gift and expected to serve. I've never seen her myself, but I have felt her presence. It is as if there are shadows in the house where there shouldn't be. Maybe I'm just scared of creatures I can't see, but even though she hasn't done anything wrong yet, her presence freaks me out. Thanks for your input, I figure I'll be staying away.

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Oh, i have something like that... it wasn't handed down to me.. just kind of... arrived...

My family, who are christian, say its demonic... because according to them... nobody in their right mind would want to spend the afterlife to serve me XD

Its never showed any signs of.. evil.. i guess... just.. helps out... finds things i lost.. have my car stall to prevent a car slamming where i would have been... stuff like that...

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Yes the Djinn, I have read lots about them and the Mullah at my local Masjid has been kind enough to indulge me. Some Djinn are Muslim, some are not, Shaitan is a type of Djinn if I'm not mistaking and Djinn have been servants since the way back days. The idea of Djinn being a servant reminds me of dobby from Harry Potter, don't ask me why. Has your friend ever asked the Djinn if the Djinn would rather be free? 

 

There are always risks in dealing with the unseen

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I know someone who believes in the djinn. They say they have some living in their house. These djinn are very mischievous and play little tricks on them, hide stuff, etc. They say they are "children djinn" and that is why these djinn are so playful and get into some trouble.  

 They say they don't mind them living in the house with them and they are not scared of them.

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They sound like our House Fairies - aways up to mischief!! I was once told that the Djinn live in the fire and you stop them from crossing over by using iron fireplace items. Sounds similar too the fairy folk lore except the idea of a fairy being a servant is never going to happen.

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The idea of a Djinn being a servant is very tricky because many times the person who thinks they control the Djinn are the ones being controlled by the Djinn. Many similarities with a wide range of traditions, sometimes they remind me of the Laru, italian elfish people. Of course as all family trees have the same roots but spread out and take on slight different personalities due to the area they inhabit. Much like we people. 

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While cruising the internet, a while ago. I found an auction selling a collection of Kriss. A Kriss is a type of sword or dagger that is wavey. These Kriss were supposed to be inhabited by Djinn.

I found it fasinating. I thought they only were trapped in bottles .

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I had talked with a Muslim and magician about this before and he assured me Djinn was just their word for spirit... So in that thought it would make sense that some would be bad and some good. Just thought I'd share that perspective.

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Pretty sure that the djinn are basically the same as the fairy folk, though seen through a different cultural lens. Beings capable of "moral choice" like humans ....but their moral parameters may be different to ours, Their world intersects with ours but they are made of "fire", a more refined form of matter. Since they are mentioned in the Koran they are part of Islamic belief. I've often thought this is one reason science had a head start in Islamic culture.  Christian texts don't mention a class of supernatural beings who are neither necessarily "good" or "evil" so contact with non angelic beings has tended to always be seen as contact with demons. (Although Emma Wilby records a case of a cunning man in the 17th century being acquitted of commerce with demons on the grounds that his commerce was with fairy folk, this acquittal aroused indignation among divines at the time) As best I understand it Islam forbids contact with djinn aa dangerous, rather than because they are necessarily evil.....apparently the ban is lifted for those who know what they are doing as in the stories about Solomon. I know that Islamic mystics, some at least, take the presence of djinn as a matter of course. Some of thoughts are really their voices, and I've seen what was thought to be film of djinn appearing as orbs of light.

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