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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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In Islam and pre-Islamic Arabian folklore, a genie (also jinn, djinn) is a supernatural fiery creature which possesses free will. Genies are mentioned in the Qur'an, wherein a whole Sura is named after them (Al-Jinn). They can be both good and evil. In some cases, Evil genies are said to lead humans astray. In Islam, Satan, known in Arabic as Iblis, is the iconic genie that refused to bow down to Adam when ordered to by Allah.



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