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: "It has been revealed to me that some of the unseen beings gave ear [to this divine writ,] and thereupon said [unto their fellow-beings]: "'Verily, we have heard a wondrous discourse, (1) which guides people to the right path and we believe in it. We shall never consider anyone equal to our Lord; (2) ‘And that our Lord’s Majesty is Supreme He has neither chosen a wife nor a child.’ (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 that “we had thought that men and jinn would never speak a lie about Allah”, (5) Some men used to seek refuge with the jinn in the past, but that only increased their insolence. (6) They thought, as you did, that God would never raise up anyone from 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) ‘And we do not know whether harm is intended for those on the earth, or whether their Lord intends goodness for them.’ (10) 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary: we follow divergent paths. (11) "'And withal, we have come to know that we can never elude God [while we live] on earth, and that we can never elude Him by escaping [from life]. (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 among us are Muslims and some are the unjust; and whoever has accepted Islam it is they who have thought rightly.’ (14) And as for those who are unjust, they are firewood for hell. (15) (Say): "If they keep to the right path We shall give them water in abundance 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 the places of worship are only for Allah, so pray not unto anyone along with Allah. (18) "Yet when the Devotee of Allah stands forth to invoke Him, they just make round him a dense crowd." (19)