(singular, jinni) are invisible spirits neither human nor angelic credited with the ability to inform soothsayers and inspire poets. The jinn were called to serve God. The English word genie is derived from the Arabic word jinni. Mentioned many times throughout the Qur'an.
"I created jinn and humanity only to serve Me" (51:56)
by D-Dogg May 03, 2006
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television. When you switch on the tv, you let this spirit into your home. Mostly negative connotation, since most of the stuff on tv is garbage you don't want in your home. Like the devil, though, it is seductive.
Yo, somebody turn on the jinn, we're missing Curb Your Enthusiasm.
by El Oaxuco August 08, 2007