Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Fakis, Jinns, And Numerology

Photo from the Washington Post
Remember the television show I Dream of Jeannie? Remember those 1001 Arabian Nights stories about genies and making wishes? This article describes a Faki, one who combines Islam, numerology, and the practices of African witch doctors. In the Faki session described in the Washington Post, the Faki used the Jinn chapter of the Koran. This search link provides some information about Jinn in the Koran.

Fakis offer everything from cures to predicting the future. Government employees in Chad regularly visit Fakis.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 2/14/2007 11:23:00 AM