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 Most Merciful
۞ Say: It has been revealed to me that a party of the jinn listened, and they said: Surely we have heard a wonderful Quran, (1) guiding towards consciousness of what is right; and so we have come to believe in it. And we shall never ascribe divinity to anyone beside our Sustainer, (2) He -- exalted be our Lord's majesty! has not taken to Himself either consort or a son. (3) ‘And that the fool among us used to utter false exaggerations against Allah.’ (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) and that “some from among the humans used to seek protection of some among the jinn, and thus they increased the arrogance of the jinn”; (6) Like you, they thought that Allah would never raise the dead. (7) (The jinn continued saying): "We made our way towards heaven, but we found it filled with stern guards and a flame. (8) And we were wont to sit on seats therein to listen; but whosoever listeneth now findeth for him a dartin meteor in wait. (9) We do not know if this means ill for the dwellers of the earth, or their Lord wishes guidance for them. (10) 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups each having a different way (religious sect, etc.). (11) and that “we thought that we will neither be able to frustrate Allah on earth, nor frustrate Him by flight”; (12) 'And indeed when we heard the Guidance (this Quran), we believed therein (Islamic Monotheism), and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in punishment for his sins. (13) And that some of us are those who submit, and some of us are the deviators; so whoever submits, these aim at the right way: (14) but those who deviated from the Truth, will be the fuel for Hell.” (15) (Say): "If they keep to the right path We shall give them water in abundance to drink (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 [He revealed] that the masjids are for Allah, so do not invoke with Allah anyone. (18) when God's servant stood up to pray to Him, they pressed close to him in great numbers, almost stifling him. (19)