Najma uses the word Djinn, which comes up in previous episodes and which Kamala knows well. The Djinn are ghosts, ghouls, or other spirits in Arabic culture. They aren’t necessarily evil, but Bruno (Matt Lintz) takes this link and runs with it, learning more later in the episode. Yusuf (Mohan Kapur) translates old Urdu text which reads as follows:
Legend tells of a group of hidden Djinn, exiled from their home world and damned to live out their days trapped in our own. They move in shadows, searching for the key that will help them get home, but to unlock such an ancient barrier will require a primordial power.
The wording is notably more sinister than anything Najma told Kamala (the word “demon” makes an appearance), and that’s because the Clandestine is manipulating her. She asked for Kamala’s help, making her feel comforted and protected. (The Clandestines also clarify that