Hamid S. Aziz - Sura: 72. Al-Jinn - The Jinn

  1. Say, "It has been revealed to me that a company of the jinn listened, and they said, "Surely we have heard a wonderful Recital (Quran),

  2. "Guiding to the right way. So we believe in it, and we will not join any one with our Lord (in worship):

  3. "And that He, exalted be the majesty of our Lord, has not taken a consort, nor a son:

  4. "The foolish amongst us used to invent extravagant things against Allah:

  5. "And lo! We thought (or think) that men and jinn did not (or ought not to) utter a lie against Allah:

  6. "And, indeed, persons from among men used to seek refuge with persons from among jinn, so they increased them in wrongdoing (or folly or revolt):

  7. "And they thought as you think, that Allah would not raise anyone (to be judged):

  8. "And we sought to reach heaven, but we found it filled with strong guards and flaming fires (or meteors).

  9. "And we used to sit in some high hidden places therein to steal a hearing, but he who would try to listen now would find a flame lying in wait for him:

  10. "We know not whether evil is meant for those who are on earth or whether their Lord means to bring them good:

  11. "And some of us are righteous and others of us are far from that: we are sects following different ways:

  12. "But we know that we cannot escape (or frustrate) Allah in the earth, nor can we escape (or frustrate) Him by flight:

  13. "And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it (or accepted it); whoever believes in his Lord, he neither fears loss nor oppression (injustice or disgrace):

  14. "Some of us are those who have Surrendered (to Allah), and some of us are deviators. Those who have Surrender have surely taken the right path purposefully.

  15. "As for the deviators, they are the fuel of Hell:"

  16. If they should keep to the right way, We would certainly give them to drink of abundant water,

  17. "So that We might test them therewith. And whoever turns aside from the remembrance of his Lord, He will afflict him with a severe penalty.

  18. The places of worship are only Allah´s, therefore call not upon any one along with Allah:

  19. And yet when the servant of Allah stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded almost stifling him.

  20. Say, "I only call upon my Lord, and I do not associate any one with Him."

  21. Say, "I do not control for you evil or good."

  22. Say, "Surely no one can protect me against Allah, nor can I find besides Him any place of refuge

  23. 72:23."Unless I proclaim what I receive from Allah and His messages; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger surely he shall have the fire of Hell to abide therein for ever.

  24. Until when they see what they are promised, then shall they know who it is that is weaker in helpers and fewer in number.

  25. Say, "I do not know whether that which you are promised be nigh or whether my Lord will appoint for it a distant term:

  26. He is the Knower of the unseen! And He reveals unto none His secrets,

  27. Except messengers whom He has chosen; and then He makes a guard to go before him and after him,

  28. So that He may know that they have truly delivered the messages of their Lord. He encompasses what is with them and He keeps count of all things.


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