Jinns (Al-Jinn)
28 verses, revealed in Mecca after A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf) before Y S (Yaa Seen)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
۞ Say: 'It has been revealed to me that a company of the jinn gave ear, then they said, "We have indeed heard a Koran wonderful, (1) that guides to the Right Path. We believe in it and we will not associate anyone with our Lord. (2) And He - exalted be the majesty of our Lord! hath taken neither a spouse nor a son. (3) Certainly the foolish among us say preposterous things of God. (4) and that [we were mistaken when] we thought that neither man nor [any of] the invisible forces would ever tell a lie about God. (5) But some men used to seek refuge with some jinns, and this increased their waywardness; (6) Those people thought, like you, that God would never send down a Messenger. (7) And we stretched towards heaven, but we found it filled with terrible guards and meteors. (8) And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing, but whoever listens now will find a burning flame lying in wait for him. (9) "'And [now we have become aware] that we [created beings] may not know whether evil fortune is intended for [any of] those who live on earth, or whether it is their Sustainer's will to endow them with consciousness of what is right: (10) 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary: we follow divergent paths. (11) "'And withal, we have come to know that we can never elude God [while we live] on earth, and that we can never elude Him by escaping [from life]. (12) Now that we have listened to the guidance, we believe in it. Whoever believes in his Lord does not need to fear loss or oppression. (13) And of us some are Muslims, and of us some are deviators. Then whosoever hath embraced Islam - such have endeavoured after a path of rectitude. (14) And as for the deviators, for Hell they shall be fuel. (15) If they had followed the Path We would give to them abundant water to drink, (16) so as to test them by this means: for he who shall turn away from the remembrance of his Sustainer, him will He cause to undergo suffering most grievous. (17) All places of worship are for God; so do not invoke any one with God. (18) Yet [thus it is] that whenever a servant of God stands up in prayer to Him, they [who are bent on denying the truth] would gladly overwhelm him with their crowds. (19)