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Religious Healing in Islam

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on religious healing in Islam by frequently citing several Qur'anic injunctions pertaining to spirits, the jinn and Satan. The fact that Prophet Muhammad is not depicted as an ... More


Keeping the peace

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter addresses the muhtasib’s actions in the area of general public order. In the first case, the muhtasib investigated a mysterious talking wall and identified the perpetrators of the hoax ... More


The Dogri: Evil beings of the Nile1

Armgard Grauer and John G. Kennedy

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The intention of this chapter is to present an ethnographic account of the Nubian subset of river-related beliefs and rituals. It describes the supernatural beings in the Nile, the dangerous and ugly ... More


Nubian Zār Ceremonies as Psychotherapy

John G. Kennedy

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the form and content of the Nubian zār ceremony and attempts to account for this therapeutic effectiveness. The Nubian zār ceremony is essentially a means of dealing with the ... More


The Jinn and the Pictogram: “The Story of My Life”

Stefania Pandolfo

in Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on another patient, Hind, and the figure of the "jinn" as a personification of her illness.


The Jouissance of the Jinn

Stefania Pandolfo

in Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter returns to the figure of the "jinn" and its role in demonic illness.


The Psychiatrist and the Imam

Stefania Pandolfo

in Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter compares modern Islamic psychology with the Quranic cure. and explores three configurations of the jinn and the self, as well as consciousness and unconsciousness.


Introduction

Hager El Hadidi

in Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book examines how different people in metropolitan Cairo experience zar as spirits, as rituals, and as a spiritual and initiatory path. Zar is a healing ritual complex practiced in societies ... More


Introduction

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines metaphysical experimentation that lies at the center of some of the most influential intellectual and religious movements in modern Iran. In particular, it investigates encounters ... More


Crossing the Line

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates a woman's encounter with the rammal, an occult specialist, that took her into the world of the metaphysical. The woman, Nafiseh, was a twenty-nine-year-old divorcée and an avid ... More


Do Jinn Exist?

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the question of whether jinn and sorcery exist. A number of invisible entities and realms beyond the sensible material world are featured in Islamic cosmology, as rooted in the ... More


A Scholar-Rammal

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces a Shiʻi scholar-rammal who helps shed light on the ambiguity of the occult sciences and the cautious sensibility that has been adopted by some Shiʻi jurists in relation to ... More


Superstitions

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter opens with a statement that Egyptians hold the most superstitions of all Arabs, with much of it stemming from religious belief, claiming the most prominent example to be that of the ... More


SUPERSTITIONS—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapters looks at the various written charms—such as certain passages from the Quran or the names of God—that were worn, engraved, or hung up, as well as the rituals to protect against disease, ... More


Staging the Colonial Encounter

Tarek El-Ariss

in Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines questions of experience and trauma in Tayeb Salih's Mawsim al-Hijra ila al-Shamal (Season of Migration to the North) (1966). Fictionalizing the Arab-African encounter with ... More


Marginality and Allegories of Gendered Resistance: Experiences from Southern Yemen

Huda Seif

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that the deployment and circulation of narratives of (dis)possession by the devil, particularly among women, represent a gendered form of understanding marginality and of ... More


Crossovers and Conversions

Angie Heo

in Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297975
eISBN:
9780520970120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297975.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

“Crossovers and Conversions” directs attention from collective apparitions to a collection of individual encounters with otherworldly presences, such as saints, angels, demons, and jinn, as well as ... More


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