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Horror legend Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) has a new, politically charged shocker on the way called Djinn. It was filmed in the United Arab Emirates last year and the first trailer has landed. It's alittle drawn out, but interesting nonetheless.

An Emirati couple (played by Khalid Laith and Razane Jammal) return from a trip to the United States only to discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.

Don't know what a Djinn is? Well, according to Supernatural Wiki, they are "creatures who lived on earth before man; they were made up of 'smokeless fire' whereas men were made from earth. Djinn are often disruptive, but can sometimes be of service to mankind. The Djinn shunned daylight and were responsible for disease and insanity. Unlike other devilish creatures, however, the Djinn are creatures of free will, even having a chance at redemption through Islam."

Check out the trailer.

via: MovieSushi

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coelacanth1938 (10 years ago) Reply

I would not recommend using the Supernatural Wiki under any circumstances as a source for matters extraordinary.

The Jinn are beings created with free will, living on earth in a world parallel to mankind. The Arabic word Jinn is from the verb ‘Janna’ which means to hide or conceal. Thus, they are physically invisible from man as their description suggests. This invisibility is one of the reasons why some people have denied their existence. However, (as will be seen) the effect which the world of the Jinn has upon our world, is enough to refute this modem denial of one of Allah’s creation. The origins of the Jinn can be traced from the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Allah says:
“Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire” (Surah Al-Hijr 15:26-27)
Thus the Jinn were created before man. As for their physical origin, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) has confirmed the above verse when he said: “The Angels were created from light and the Jinn from smokeless fire”. It is this description of the Jinn which tells us so much about them. Because they were created from fire, their nature has generally been fiery and thus their relationship with man has been built upon this. Like humans, they too are required to worship Allah and follow Islam. Their purpose in life is exactly the same as ours, as Allah says:
“I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me” (Surah Ad-Dhariyat 51:56)
Jinns can thus be Muslims or non-Muslims. However, due to their fiery nature the majority of them are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Jinns form a part of the army of the most famous Jinn, Iblis – the Shaytan. Consequently, these disbelieving Jinns are also called Shaytans (devils). As for the Jinns who become Muslims, then the first of them did so in the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) when a group of them were amazed by the recitation of the Qur’an. Allah orders the Prophet to tell the people of this event:
“Say (O’ Muhammad): It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened and said; ‘Indeed we have heard a marvellous Qur’an. It guides unto righteousness so we have believed in it, and we will never make partners with our Lord’” (Surah Al-Jinn 72:1-2)
In many aspects of their world, the Jinn are very similar to us. They eat and drink, they marry, have children and they die. The life span however, is far greater than ours. Like us, they will also be subject to a Final Reckoning by Allah the Most High. They will be present with mankind on the Day of Judgment and will either go to Paradise or Hell.


Spartan (10 years ago) Reply

Intresting..would have loved to see the trailer tough..

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