[book-publication announcement by ‘Abd al-‘Abru — ed]
The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
by Philip J Imbrogno
Release Date: March 8, 2011
(With A Tip Of The “Pioneer Seedcorn” Turban To Navarth, The Mad Poet!)
If you fear one thing in life, fear the djinn! This is the popular stance among many Muslims. This groundbreaking book presents the findings of Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip J. Imbrogno’s investigation into the powerful and mysterious interdimensional beings known as djinn or “genies.” It reveals in a manner more palatable than the currently “fundamentalist” Islamic, at least to postmodern, postreligious and postmoral non-muslim westerners, what the djinn are, where they can be found—and their reputedly hidden agenda against the human race.
Working with material compiled from a variety of sources—including their own case files, Middle Eastern lore, the Qur’an, teachings of Islamic scholars, and the latest theories in quantum physics—the authors explore the relationship between these interdimensional beings and humankind.
So why do Muslims (“us Mazlooms”) accept the reality of djinn (“them genies”)?
Well, I am a “Mazloom,” as we say here in southern Minnesota in our rather nasal Greater Iowa-dialect, so naturally I can answer this one like falling downstairs and plus “as easy as wiping my ass!” as we also say around here, or anyway in Eagle Lake, MN., fifty years ago, or so!
The jinn, or “genies,” are the People of Fire in the same way as angels are the People of Air, men the People of Clay.
On our molecular scale, the other more imaginal figure cannot easily be seen. There are in the exoteric teachings of the Koran good djinn and bad. Good djinn are genies. But the bad are demons. They are similar to being BSed around by Democrats and Republicans to choose one side or the other. Both want to tell you what to do. But they’re also a bit like ghosts. The individual djinn are also like one of your souls, your genie! Or, from Latin, your genius.
On judgement day, on the exoteric side of the religion which like all human social systems necessarily is a reward-punishment one, your bad jinn will go to Hell, either if you’re good or, anyway, manage to horn in on the fundamental acceptingness of the Universe, the so-called “mercy” in it all, of Allah.
Research this yourself! In fact, go to any Quranic website provided by Muslims (“Mazlooms”)and do a word search with “jinn”. You will see hundreds of hits! The Quran is absolutely chocked full of genie-mythologems.
“Genie” is the English term for the Arabic jinni | جن. In pre-Islamic Arabian mythology and in Islam, a jinni (also “djinni” or “djini”) is a member of the jinn (or “djinn”), a race of creatures, the People of Fire.
Generally speaking, the hostility of djinn to men is on account of the greedy and utilitarian attitude as shown in the cartoon overhead; human beings regardless of religion or science have the common problems of greed, especially for power, whether over each other — or, the rest of Nature. In most of the stories it is a matter of catching a genie in a bottle. Then he or she “has to” do what you say. This turns the whole affair into something too much like marriage or having a job…anybody would be sore! In my work, I have found that to politely ask the djinn, please & thank you, always has good results and that they are very forthcoming.
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[25 Rabi al-Awaal 1432 AH/28 February 2011 OS]