Jinns (Al-Jinn)
28 verses, revealed in Mecca after A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf) before Y S (Yaa Seen)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ SAY: "It has been revealed to me that some of the unseen beings gave ear [to this divine writ,] and thereupon said [unto their fellow-beings]: "'Verily, we have heard a wondrous discourse, (1) ‘That guides to the path of goodness, we have therefore accepted faith in it; and we shall never ascribe anyone as a partner to our Lord.’ (2) and exalted is the majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife nor a son. (3) "'And [now we know] that the foolish among us were wont to say outrageous things about God, (4) and that “we had thought that men and jinn would never speak a lie about 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) And we stretched towards heaven, but we found it filled with terrible guards and meteors. (8) And we used to sit on places (high) therein to listen. But he who listeneth now findeth a flame in wait for him; (9) We do not know whether by this arrangement God intends benefit and guidance for the people of the earth or only evil. (10) Some of us are righteous, while others are not; we follow divergent paths. (11) 'But we think that we can by no means frustrate Allah throughout the earth, nor can we frustrate Him by flight. (12) And that when we heard the guidance, we believed in it; so whoever believes in his Lord, he should neither fear loss nor being overtaken (by disgrace): (13) ‘And that some among us are Muslims and some are the unjust; and whoever has accepted Islam it is they who have thought rightly.’ (14) but those who deviated from the Truth, will be the fuel for Hell.” (15) If they (the idolaters) tread the right path, We shall give them to drink of water in abundance (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) The places of worship belong to God; so call not, along with God, upon anyone. (18) When the devotee of God stood up to invoke Him (the jinns) crowded upon him (to listen). (19)