Jinns (Al-Jinn)
28 verses, revealed in Mecca after A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf) before Y S (Yaa Seen)
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
۞ Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened (to the Qur'an). They said, 'We have really heard a wonderful Recital! (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) He exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, who has neither taken to Himself a wife, nor a son! (3) And that the foolish one among us used to speak concerning Allah an atrocious lie. (4) and we had thought that men and jinn would never speak against God a lie. (5) And indeed (O Muhammad) individuals of humankind used to invoke the protection of individuals of the jinn, so that they increased them in revolt against Allah); (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) we used to take up a position to listen, but whoever listens now finds a flaming fire lying in wait for him -- (9) And that we know not whether evil is meant for those who are on earth or whether their Lord means to bring them good: (10) And some of us are the righteous, and some of us are otherwise; we are sects differing. (11) 'And we think that we cannot escape (from the punishment of) Allah in the earth, nor can we escape (from the punishment) 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) 'Amongst us are some that submit their wills (to Allah), and some that swerve from justice. Now those who submit their wills - they have sought out (the path) of right conduct: (14) 'But those who swerve,- they are (but) fuel for Hell-fire'- (15) (And Allah's Message is): "If they (the Pagans) had (only) remained on the (right) Way, We should certainly have bestowed on them Rain in abundance. (16) "That We might try them by that (means). But if any turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will cause him to undergo a severe Penalty. (17) And the mosques are for Allah (Alone), so invoke not anyone along with Allah. (18) and when Allah's servant stood up to call on Him, they well-nigh swarmed him. (19)