An atheist islamic studies professor, grieving the death of her mother, is visited by a fatally wounded woman who falls into a coma after granting her god-like powers, causing her to be hunted down by jinn
I really like this concept. The mother part is unclear. Maybe something like the below.
An atheist islamic studies professors aids a fatally wounded woman who before falling into a mysterious coma grants her god-like powers. As she comes to terms with her new powers and memories of her devout mother she finds herself hunted by jinn.
That jinn are specifically islamic might not be widely enough known to make it immediately obvious that it would have an impact on the professor’s faith.
My problem with the premise is that it raises more questions in my mind than answers. Like, a wounded woman can bestow ‘god-like’ powers on others — but can’t use them to heal herself? And what must the protagonist do with these powers? What becomes her specific, objective goal? Or else — what are the stakes?