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 band of the jinn listened [to the Quran] and they said, "We have heard a really wonderful recital, (1) “We have indeed heard a wonderful Qur'an which guides to the Right Way; so we have come to believe in it, and we will not associate aught with Our Lord in His Divinity”; (2) and exalted is the majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife nor a 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) And lo! we had supposed that humankind and jinn would not speak a lie concerning Allah - (5) 'True, there were persons among mankind who took shelter with persons among the Jinns, but they increased them in folly. (6) and that “they thought, even as you thought, that Allah would never raise anyone (as a Messenger)”; (7) And (the Jinn who had listened to the Qur'an said): We had sought the heaven but had found it filled with strong warders and meteors. (8) We would sit there on seats to hear; but any listening now finds a meteor 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) and that “some of us are upright and some of us are otherwise for we follow widely divergent paths”; (11) We have realized that we could never thwart God on earth and that we would never be able to thwart Him by flight. (12) ‘And that when we heard the guidance, we accepted faith in it; so whoever accepts faith in his Lord, has no fear neither of any loss nor of any injustice.’ (13) Some of us are obedient while others are wrongdoers; it is the obedient who have found the right path, (14) but as for those who abandon themselves to wrongdoing - they are indeed but fuel for [the fires of] hell!'" (15) And had they kept to the path surely We would have watered them with rain plenteous. (16) That We may test them thereby, and whoso turneth away from the remembrance of his Lord; He will thrust him into ever-growing torment. (17) and that “mosques belong to Allah, so do not invoke anyone with Him”; (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)