Rain Al-Alim is the nom de plume of the author of Jinn Sorcery; he has chosen to remain anonymous to avoid the stigmatisation that practitioners of magic and sorcery can experience in his country. He holds a degree in journalism and is currently studying Arabic philology; and he has studied and practised the occult arts for approximately 17 years. His general interest and field of research are the magical traditions of the Middle East or Arabic magic known as rohaniya. He also practices sihr soufli (from the Arabic 'underworld magic,' or 'black magic') which is related to the shayteen and underworld jinn. Rain started on his path as a student of a local Turkish magician, or hodja, and then continued with other teachers and practitioners from Arabic countries. Throughout his years of study and research he has collected many manuscripts, printed editions and handwritten records of local magicians and sheikhs in Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

His first title, Jinn Sorcery, is a translation into English of numerous rituals and operations selected from manuscripts, primarily Egyptian and Moroccan, from his collection.