The Jinn
Surah
Al-Jinn
72
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Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “It has been revealed to me that a group of jinn listened ˹to the Quran,˺ and said ˹to their fellow jinn˺: ‘Indeed, we have heard a wondrous recitation.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Say, [O Muḥammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, 'Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’ān [i.e., recitation].

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It leads to Right Guidance so we believed in it, and we will never associate anyone with our Lord ˹in worship˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone.

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˹Now, we believe that˺ our Lord—Exalted is His Majesty—has neither taken a mate nor offspring,

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And [it teaches] that exalted is the nobleness of our Lord; He has not taken a wife or a son

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and that the foolish of us used to utter ˹outrageous˺ falsehoods about Allah.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And that our foolish one [i.e., Iblees]1 has been saying about Allah an excessive transgression.

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We certainly thought that humans and jinn would never speak lies about Allah.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And we had thought that mankind and the jinn would never speak about Allah a lie.

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And some men used to seek refuge with some jinn—so they increased each other in wickedness.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And there were men from mankind who sought refuge in men from the jinn, so they [only] increased them in burden [i.e., sin].

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And those ˹humans˺ thought, just like you ˹jinn˺, that Allah would not resurrect anyone ˹for judgment˺.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And they had thought, as you thought, that Allah would never send anyone [as a messenger].

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˹Earlier˺ we tried to reach heaven ˹for news˺, only to find it filled with stern guards and shooting stars.1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And we have sought [to reach] the heaven but found it filled with powerful guards and burning flames.

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We used to take up positions there for eavesdropping, but whoever dares eavesdrop now will find a flare lying in wait for them.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing,1 but whoever listens now will find a burning flame lying in wait for him.

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Now, we have no clue whether evil is intended for those on earth, or their Lord intends for them what is right.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And we do not know [therefore] whether evil is intended for those on earth or whether their Lord intends for them a right course.

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