Surah 72 - Al Jinn THE SPIRITS
072.001 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!
072.002 'It gives guidance to the Right, and we have believed therein: we shall not
join (in worship) any (gods) with our Lord.
072.003 'And Exalted is the Majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither a wife nor a
072.004 'There were some foolish ones among us, who used to utter extravagant
072.005 'But we do think that no man or spirit should say aught that is untrue against
072.006 'True, there were persons among mankind who took shelter with persons
among the Jinns, but they increased them in folly.
072.007 'And they (came to) think as ye thought, that God would not raise up any
one (to Judgment).
072.008 'And we pried into the secrets of heaven; but we found it filled with
guards and flaming fires.
072.009 'We used, indeed, to sit there in (hidden) stations, to (steal) a hearing; but
any who listen now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.
072.010 'And we understand not whether ill is intended to those on earth, or whether
their Lord (really) intends to guide them to right conduct.
072.011 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary: we
follow divergent paths.
072.012 'But we think that we can by no means frustrate God throughout the earth,
nor can we frustrate Him by flight.
072.013 'And as for us, since we have listened to the Guidance, we have accepted it:
and any who believes in his Lord has no fear, either of a short (account) or of
072.014 'Amongst us are some that submit their wills (to God), and some that swerve
from justice. Now those who submit their wills - they have sought out (the path) of
072.015 'But those who swerve,- they are (but) fuel for Hell-fire'-
072.016 (And God's Message is): "If they (the Pagans) had (only) remained on the
(right) Way, We should certainly have bestowed on them Rain in abundance.
072.017 "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.
072.018 "And the places of worship are for God (alone): So invoke not any one
072.019 "Yet when the Devotee of God stands forth to invoke Him, they just make
round him a dense crowd."
072.020 Say: "I do no more than invoke my Lord, and I join not with Him any (false god)."
072.021 Say: "It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to right
072.022 Say: "No one can deliver me from God (If I were to disobey Him), nor
should I find refuge except in Him,
072.023 "Unless I proclaim what I receive from God and His Messages: for any that
disobey God and His Messenger,- for them is Hell: they shall dwell therein for ever."
072.024 At length, when they see (with their own eyes) that which they are
promised,- then will they know who it is that is weakest in (his) helper and least
important in point of numbers.
072.025 Say: "I know not whether the (Punishment) which ye are promised is near,
or whether my Lord will appoint for it a distant term.
072.026 "He (alone) knows the Unseen, nor does He make any one acquainted with
072.027 "Except a messenger whom He has chosen: and then He makes a band of
watchers march before him and behind him,
072.028 "That He may know that they have (truly) brought and delivered the
Messages of their Lord: and He surrounds (all the mysteries) that are with them, and
takes account of every single thing."