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Jan 24, 2007

Book title: Gazzali’s Jinn

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Amin Sirias said...

Salaam Maulana,

I really enjoyed your book on the Jinn. I do have a question. You mentioned that the word Jinn comes from a contraction of an Arabic word which is found in 105/4. I have quoted the comment from your article below:

"The word teenin is clay and sijjeelin is baked or heated clay. So the development of Jinn comes by slashing the si and the li with a shortened vowel will form a new unique word as Jinn. When 18/50 translated as ‘ who of the Jinn’ means the heated or baked clay."

This is very fascinating to me especially considering information that the above commentator sent me on the word shaytaan. In another book on Jinn the author says the word shaytaan is a contraction of the Arabic words Shay and tiyn. Shay meaning thing and tiyn meaning clay.

Could you share more information with me on the origins of these two words. Did the words Jinn and Shaytaan exist in Arabic language before Al Quran? Or were these words created by Allah to describe aspects of His creations to us In Al Quran, meaning, did they appear for the first time in Al Quran?

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