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 Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ SAY: "I HAVE been informed that a number of jinns had listened; then said: 'We have heard the wondrous Qur'an, (1) Guiding to the right way, so we believe in it, and we will not set up any one with our Lord: (2) 'And exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife, nor a son (or offspring or children). (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 verily, we thought that men and jinns would not utter a lie against Allah. (5) And that persons from among men used to seek refuge with persons from among jinn, so they increased them in wrongdoing: (6) so much so that they came to think, as you [once] thought, that God would never [again] send forth anyone [as His apostle]. (7) ‘And we reached the sky, so we found it strongly guarded and filled with comets.’ (8) We sat in observatories to listen; but any one who listened found a shooting star in wait for him. (9) And we know not whether evil is boded for those who are on the earth, or whether their Lord intendeth for them a right direction. (10) Some of us are righteous, but some are otherwise, we are sects that differ. (11) Indeed, we thought that we should never be able to frustrate God in the earth, neither be able to frustrate Him by flight. (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) '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) And as for those who are unjust, they are firewood for hell. (15) [KNOW,] THEN, that if they [who have heard Our call] keep firmly to the [right] path, We shall certainly shower them with blessings abundant, (16) so as to test them by this means: for he who shall turn away from the remembrance of his Sustainer, him will He cause to undergo suffering most grievous. (17) And the mosques are for Allah (Alone), so invoke not anyone along with Allah. (18) And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh crowded him (to death). (19)