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On the Meanings of the Terms 'Angels' and 'Jinn'

Author Abdu'l-Bahá
Title of item
On the Meanings of the Terms 'Angels' and 'Jinn'
Subtitle of item
Provisional translation
Editor, translator, etc.  
Adib Masumian, trans
Editor, translator, etc.
Peyman Sazedj, trans
Date of this edition 2019
Permission translator
Posted 2022-01-24 by Arjen Bolhuis
Classified in Provisional translations
Abstract Translation of passages from Tablets of ʻAbduʼl-Bahá on the symbolism of jinn and angels in the Qur'an.
Notes Mirrored with permission from and

For some background information on the concept of Jinn, see The Message of the Qur’ān, Appendix III: On the Term and Concept of Jinn (Muhammad Asad) and Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn (

Tags Allegories and metaphors; Angels; Cosmology; Gabriel (angel); God, Throne of; Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Jinn (genie); Quran; Speculation; Spirits; Superstition; Symbolism; Throne (symbol); Wings (symbol)
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