Djinn & Muslim Mental Illness

I made the above poster after being inspired by this short, interesting post in entitled Supernatural ‘Jinn’ seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims which begins:

It may be common for psychiatric patients who are Muslim to attribute their hallucinations or other symptoms to “jinn,” the invisible, devilish creatures in Islamic mythology, researchers in the Netherlands have found.



Filed under Philosophy & Religion

2 responses to “Djinn & Muslim Mental Illness

  1. Christian equivalent would be demons?
    Funny that we humans attribute good or evil to selected mental states, sights, or sounds we experience. Even neutral “sounds” or “lights” in our heads can be labelled divine or satanic, depending on our training. So, why not label seizures or scary mental states we don’t understand “evil” or “jinn”? Much human misery and harm probably results from these ignorant superstitious labels.

  2. @ Scott,
    Yep, “demons” or “the devil” for Christians.

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