Sura Al-Jinn (The Jinn)
Sheikh / Mohammad Ayyoob

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    72:1-5 Say (O Muhammad): It is revealed to me that a company of the jinn gave ear, and they said: Lo! It is a marvelous Quran, which guides to righteousness, so we believe in it and we ascribe no partner to our Lord. And (we believe) that He. exalted be the glory of our Lord! – has taken neither wife nor son, and that the foolish one among us used to speak concerning God an atrocious lie. And lo! We had supposed that humankind and jinn would not speak a lie concerning God.

    72:6-7 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 God); and indeed they supposed, even as you suppose, that God would not raise anyone (from the dead).

    72:8-15 And (the jinn who had listened to the Quran said): We had sought the heaven but had found it filled with strong warders and meteors. And we used to sit on places (high) therein to listen. But he who listened now finds a flame in wait for him; and we know not whether harm is boded to all who are in the earth, or whether their Lord intends guidance for them. And among us there are righteous folk and among us there are far from that. We are sects having different rules. And we know that we cannot escape from God in the earth, nor can we escape by flight. And when we heard the guidance, we believed therein, and whoever believes in his Lord, he fears neither loss nor oppression. And there are among us are some Muslims (who have surrendered to God) and there are among us some who are unjust. And whoever has embraced Islam (surrendered to God), such have taken the right path purposefully. And as for those who are unjust, they are firewood for Hell.

    72:16-17 If they (the idolaters) tread the right path, We shall give them to drink of water in abundance that We may test them thereby, and whoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord; He will thrust him into ever growing torment.

    72:18 And the places of worship are only for God, so pray not to anyone along with God.

    72:19 And when the slave of God stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded on him, almost stifling.

    72:20-24 Say (to them, O Muhammad): I pray to God only, and ascribe to Him no partner. Say: Lo! I control not hurt nor benefit for you. Say: Lo! None can protect me from God, nor can I find any refuge beside Him. (Mine is) but conveyance (of the truth) from God, and His messages; and whoever disobeys God and His Messenger, lo! His is the fire of Hell, wherein such dwell for ever. Till (the Day) when they shall behold that which they are promised (they may doubt); but then they will know for certain) who is weaker in allies and less in multitude.

    72:25-28 Say (O Muhammad to the disbelievers): I know not whether that which you are promised is near, or if my Lord has set a distant term for it. (He is) the Knower of the Unseen, and He reveals to none His secret, except to a Messenger whom he has chosen, and then He makes a guard to go before him and a guard behind him that He may know that they have indeed Conveyed the messages of their Lord. He surrounds all their doings, and He keeps count of all things.