072 - Soorah al-Jinn - (The Jinn) - [Makkee]
In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[072:001] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of jinn listened (to this Qur'ān). They said: 'Verily, we have heard a wonderful Recitation (this Qur'ān)!
[072:002] 'It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allāh).
[072:003] 'And He, exalted is the Majesty of our Lord, has taken neither a wife nor a son (or offspring or children).
[072:004] 'And that the foolish among us [i.e. Iblīs (Satan) or the polytheists amongst the jinn] used to utter against Allāh that which was an enormity in falsehood.
[072:005] 'And verily, we thought that men and jinn would not utter a lie against Allāh.
[072:006] 'And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression.
[072:007] 'And they thought as you thought, that Allāh will not send any Messenger (to mankind or jinn).
[072:008] 'And we have sought to reach the heaven; but found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires.
[072:009] 'And verily, we used to sit there in stations, to (steal) hearing, but any who listens now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.
[072:010] 'And we know not whether evil is intended for those on earth, or whether their Lord intends for them a Right Path.
[072:011] 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups having different ways (religious sects).
[072:012] 'And we think that we cannot escape (the punishment of) Allāh in the earth, nor can we escape Him by flight.
[072:013] 'And indeed when we heard the Guidance (this Qur'ān), we believed therein (Islāmic Monotheism), and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear, either of a decrease in the reward of his good deeds or an increase in the punishment for his sins.
(V.72:1) Jinn: Allāh created jinn from fire, human beings from mud, and angels from light.
A) See the footnotes of (V.2:116) and (V.6:101).
B) See the footnote c) of (V.68:42).