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 Gracious, Most Merciful
۞ Say, (O Prophet), it was revealed to me that a band of jinn attentively listened to (the recitation of the Qur'an) and then (went back to their people) and said: (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) our Lord is too exalted to have either a wife or son. (3) And that our foolish one has been saying about Allah an excessive transgression. (4) 'And verily, we thought that men and jinns would not utter a lie against Allah. (5) ‘And indeed some men among humans used to take the protection of some men among jinns, so it further increased their haughtiness.’ (6) Like you, they thought that Allah would never raise the dead. (7) We sought to reach heaven, but found it filled with strong guards and 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) And so we do not know whether evil is intended for those on earth, or whether their Lord intends to guide them. (10) ‘And among us some are virtuous and some are the other type; we are split into several branches.’ (11) We knew that we could never challenge God whether we stayed on earth or fled elsewhere. (12) and that “when we heard the teaching of the Right Way we came to believe in it; he who believes in His Lord shall have no fear of suffering loss or being subjected to any injustice”; (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 swerve,- they are (but) fuel for Hell-fire'- (15) Had they (jinn and mankind) remained steadfast in their religion (Islam), We would certainly have given them abundant water to drink (16) so that We may test them by it -- whoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord shall be sternly punished. (17) And [He revealed] that the masjids are for Allah, so do not invoke with Allah anyone. (18) "Yet when the Devotee of Allah stands forth to invoke Him, they just make round him a dense crowd." (19)