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 (O Muhammad SAW): "It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of jinns listened (to this Quran). They said: 'Verily! We have heard a wonderful Recital (this Quran)! (1) Which guides to the right path; and we have come to believe in it, and will not associate any one with our Lord. (2) And [it teaches] that exalted is the nobleness of our Lord; He has not taken a wife or a son (3) And that our foolish one has been saying about Allah an excessive transgression. (4) We thought that no man or jinn could ever tell lies about God. (5) But some men used to seek refuge with some jinns, and this increased their waywardness; (6) So they began to think, even as you do, that God would not resurrect any one. (7) "'And [so it happened] that we reached out towards heaven: but we found it filled with mighty guards and flames, (8) ‘And that we sometimes used to sit in some places in the sky, to listen; so whoever now listens finds a fiery comet waiting for him.’ (9) 'And we understand not whether ill is intended to those on earth, or whether their Lord (really) intends to guide them to right conduct. (10) And among us there are righteous folk and among us there are far from that. We are sects having different rules. (11) Indeed, we thought that we should never be able to frustrate God in the earth, neither be able to frustrate Him by flight. (12) And when we heard the Message of guidance, we believed therein; and whosoever believeth in his Lord, he shall fear neither diminution nor wrong. (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) But those who are iniquitous will be fuel for Hell. (15) And [Allah revealed] that if they had remained straight on the way, We would have given them abundant provision (16) In order to try them through it. But whoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, will be given increasing torment by Him." (17) All places of worship are for God; so do not invoke any one with God. (18) When the devotee of God stood up to invoke Him (the jinns) crowded upon him (to listen). (19)