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 Jinns listened (to the Qur'an). They said, 'We have really heard a wonderful Recital! (1) It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone. (2) And (we believe) that He - exalted be the glory of our Lord! - hath taken neither wife nor son, (3) 'And that the foolish among us [i.e. Iblis (Satan) or the polytheists amongst the jinns] used to utter against Allah that which was wrong and not right. (4) ‘Whereas we thought that men and jinns would never fabricate a lie against Allah!’ (5) And there were men from mankind who sought refuge in men from the jinn, so they [only] increased them in burden. (6) So they began to think, even as you do, that God would not resurrect any one. (7) "We went near the heavens but found it to be full of strong guards and shooting flames. (8) And that we used to sit in some of the sitting-places thereof to steal a hearing, but he who would (try to) listen now would find a flame lying in wait for him: (9) We do not know if this means ill for the dwellers of the earth, or their Lord wishes guidance for them. (10) Some of us are righteous, while others are not; we follow divergent paths. (11) And we have become certain that we will never cause failure to Allah upon earth, nor can we escape Him by flight. (12) And when we heard the guidance, we believed therein, and whoso believeth in his Lord, he feareth neither loss nor oppression. (13) Some of us have come to submission, and some of us are iniquitous.'" Those who have submitted have taken the right course; (14) And as to the deviators, they are fuel of hell: (15) Would they but go straight on the way, We would give them to drink of water copious, (16) so that We might try them through this bounty. Whoso turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will cause him to suffer a grievous chastisement; (17) And the places of worship are only for Allah, so pray not unto anyone along with Allah. (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)