Surah al jinn is the 72nd chapter of the Quran and has 28 verses. The name as well as the topic of this chapter is jinn. Similar to angels, the jinn are beings invisible to the naked human eye. In the Quran, it is stated in that humans are created from the earth and jinn from smokeless fire.
Summary Of Surah Al Jinn
|Number of verses||28|
|Surah Before||Surah Nuh|
|Surah after||Surah Muzamil|
|Name||Jinns, The Unseen Beings|
Al Jinn Surah In Arabic
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
- قُلْ أُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ أَنَّهُ اسْتَمَعَ نَفَرٌ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَقَالُوا إِنَّا سَمِعْنَا قُرْآنًا عَجَبًا (١)
- يَهْدِي إِلَى الرُّشْدِ فَآمَنَّا بِهِ وَلَن نُّشْرِكَ بِرَبِّنَا أَحَدًا (٢)
- وَأَنَّهُ تَعَالَى جَدُّ رَبِّنَا مَا اتَّخَذَ صَاحِبَةً وَلا وَلَدًا (٣)
- وَأَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ سَفِيهُنَا عَلَى اللَّهِ شَطَطًا (٤)
- وَأَنَّا ظَنَنَّا أَن لَّن تَقُولَ الإِنسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا (٥)
- وَأَنَّهُ كَانَ رِجَالٌ مِّنَ الإِنسِ يَعُوذُونَ بِرِجَالٍ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَزَادُوهُمْ رَهَقًا (٦)
- وَأَنَّهُمْ ظَنُّوا كَمَا ظَنَنتُمْ أَن لَّن يَبْعَثَ اللَّهُ أَحَدًا (٧)
- وَأَنَّا لَمَسْنَا السَّمَاء فَوَجَدْنَاهَا مُلِئَتْ حَرَسًا شَدِيدًا وَشُهُبًا (٨)
- وَأَنَّا كُنَّا نَقْعُدُ مِنْهَا مَقَاعِدَ لِلسَّمْعِ فَمَن يَسْتَمِعِ الآنَ يَجِدْ لَهُ شِهَابًا رَّصَدًا (٩)
- وَأَنَّا لا نَدْرِي أَشَرٌّ أُرِيدَ بِمَن فِي الأَرْضِ أَمْ أَرَادَ بِهِمْ رَبُّهُمْ رَشَدًا (١٠)
- وَأَنَّا مِنَّا الصَّالِحُونَ وَمِنَّا دُونَ ذَلِكَ كُنَّا طَرَائِقَ قِدَدًا (١١)
- وَأَنَّا ظَنَنَّا أَن لَّن نُّعْجِزَ اللَّهَ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلَن نُّعْجِزَهُ هَرَبًا (١٢)
- وَأَنَّا لَمَّا سَمِعْنَا الْهُدَى آمَنَّا بِهِ فَمَن يُؤْمِن بِرَبِّهِ فَلا يَخَافُ بَخْسًا وَلا رَهَقًا (١٣)
- وَأَنَّا مِنَّا الْمُسْلِمُونَ وَمِنَّا الْقَاسِطُونَ فَمَنْ أَسْلَمَ فَأُولَئِكَ تَحَرَّوْا رَشَدًا (١٤)
- وَأَمَّا الْقَاسِطُونَ فَكَانُوا لِجَهَنَّمَ حَطَبًا (١٥)
- وَأَلَّوِ اسْتَقَامُوا عَلَى الطَّرِيقَةِ لَأَسْقَيْنَاهُم مَّاء غَدَقًا (١٦)
- لِنَفْتِنَهُمْ فِيهِ وَمَن يُعْرِضْ عَن ذِكْرِ رَبِّهِ يَسْلُكْهُ عَذَابًا صَعَدًا (١٧)
- وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلا تَدْعُوا مَعَ اللَّهِ أَحَدًا (١٨)
- وَأَنَّهُ لَمَّا قَامَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ يَدْعُوهُ كَادُوا يَكُونُونَ عَلَيْهِ لِبَدًا (١٩)
- قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَدْعُو رَبِّي وَلا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ أَحَدًا (٢٠)
- قُلْ إِنِّي لا أَمْلِكُ لَكُمْ ضَرًّا وَلا رَشَدًا (٢١)
- قُلْ إِنِّي لَن يُجِيرَنِي مِنَ اللَّهِ أَحَدٌ وَلَنْ أَجِدَ مِن دُونِهِ مُلْتَحَدًا (٢٢)
- إِلاَّ بَلاغًا مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرِسَالاتِهِ وَمَن يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَإِنَّ لَهُ نَارَ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا (٢٣)
- حَتَّى إِذَا رَأَوْا مَا يُوعَدُونَ فَسَيَعْلَمُونَ مَنْ أَضْعَفُ نَاصِرًا وَأَقَلُّ عَدَدًا (٢٤)
- قُلْ إِنْ أَدْرِي أَقَرِيبٌ مَّا تُوعَدُونَ أَمْ يَجْعَلُ لَهُ رَبِّي أَمَدًا (٢٥)
- عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلا يُظْهِرُ عَلَى غَيْبِهِ أَحَدًا (٢٦)
- إِلاَّ مَنِ ارْتَضَى مِن رَّسُولٍ فَإِنَّهُ يَسْلُكُ مِن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ رَصَدًا (٢٧)
- لِيَعْلَمَ أَن قَدْ أَبْلَغُوا رِسَالاتِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَحَاطَ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ وَأَحْصَى كُلَّ شَيْءٍ عَدَدًا (٢٨).
Surah Al-Jinn Transliteration
- Qul oohiya ilaiya annna hustama’a nafarum minal jinni faqaalooo innaa sami’naa quraanan ajaba.
- Yahdeee ilar rushdi fa aamannaa bihee wa lan nushrika bi rabbinaaa ‘ahada.
- Wa annahoo Ta’aalaa jaddu Rabbinaa mat’takhaza saahibatanw wa laa walada.
- Wa annahoo kaana yaqoolu safeehunaa ‘al allahi shatata.
- Wa annaa zanannaaa al lan taqoolal insu wal jinnu ‘al allahi kaziba.
- Wa annahoo kaana rijaalun minal insi ya’oozoona bi rijaalin minal jinni fa zaadoohum rahaqa.
- Wa annahum zannoo kamaa zanantum al lany yab’asal laahu ‘ahada.
- Wa annaa lamasnas samaaa’a fa wajadnaahaa muli’at harasan shadeedanw wa shuhuba.
- Wa annaa kunnaa naq’udu minhaa maqaa’ida lis’sam’i famany yastami’il ‘aana yajid lahoo shihaabar rasada.
- Wa annaa laa nadreee asharrun ureeda biman fil ardi ‘am ‘araada bihim rabbuhum rashada.
- Wa annaa minnas saalihoona wa minnaa doona zaalika kunnaa taraaa’iqa qidada.
- Wa annaa zanan naaa al lan nu’jizal laaha fil ardi wa lan nu’jizahoo haraba.
- Wa annaa lammaa sami’nal hudaaa aamannaa bihee famany yu’min bi rabbihee falaa yakhaafu bakhsanw wa laa rahaqa.
- Wa annaa minnal muslimoona wa minnal qaasitoona faman aslama fa ulaaa’ika taharraw rashada.
- Wa ammal qaasitoona fa kaanoo li jahannama hataba.
- Wa alla wis taqaamoo ‘alat tareeqati la asqaynaahum maa’an ghadaqa.
- Linaftinahum feeh; wa many yu’rid ‘an zikri rabbihee yasluk hu ‘azaaban sa’ada.
- Wa annal masaajida lil laahi falaa tad’oo ma’al laahi ‘ahada.
- Wa annahoo lammaa qaama ‘abdul laahi yad’oohu kaadoo yakoonoona ‘alaihi libada.
- Qul innamaaa ad’oo rabbee wa laaa ushriku biheee ‘ahada.
- Qul innee laaa amliku lakum darranw wa laa rashada.
- Qul innee lany yujeeranee minal laahi ‘ahadunw, wa lan ajida min doonihee multahada.
- Illaa balaagham minal laahi wa risaalaatih; wa many ya’sil laaha wa rasoolahoo fa inna lahoo naara jahannama khaalideena feehaaa ‘abada.
- Hattaaa izaa ra aw maa yoo’adoona fasaya’lamoona man ad’afu naasiranw wa aqallu ‘adada.
- Qul in adreee a qareebum maa too’adoona am yaj’alu lahoo rabbeee ‘amada.
- Aalimul ghaibi falaa yuzhiru alaa ghaibiheee ‘ahada.
- Illaa manir tadaa mir rasoolin fa innahoo yasluku min baini yadaihi wa min khalfihee rasada.
- Liya’lama an qad ablaghoo risaalaati rabbihim wa ahaata bi maa ladaihim wa ahsaa kulla shai’in ‘adada.
Surah Al Jinn Translation In English
- 1) Say: It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened [to the Qur’an] and they said: Indeed we have heard a wondrous recitation.
- 2) Which guides to the right path, so we have believed in it, and we will never associate anyone with our Lord.
- 3) He, exalted be the majesty of our Lord! has neither wife nor child.
- 4) The fool among us [Iblees] has been uttering extravagant lies about Allah
- 5) Although we thought that no human or jinn would ever tell lies about Allah.
- 6) Some individuals among humankind used to seek refuge with some individuals among the jinn, and they only increased them in tyranny.
- 7) They thought, as you did, that Allah would never send anyone as a Messenger.
- 8) We sought news of heaven, and we found it filled with formidable guards and flaming fire.
- 9) We used to take up positions therein to eavesdrop, but now whoever eavesdrops will find a flaming fire waiting for him.
- 10) We do not know whether ill is intended for those on earth, or their Lord intends good for them.
- 11) Among us were some who were righteous and some who were otherwise; we followed different paths.
- 12) We have realised that we can never escape Allah’s [punishment] on earth, nor can we escape Him by fleeing.
- 13) When we heard the guidance [of the Qur’an], we believed in it; whoever believes in his Lord will have no fear of detraction [from his reward] or injustice.
- 14) Among us are some who have submitted [in Islam] and some who are wrongdoers; whoever submits [in Islam], it is they who have sincerely sought the right path
- 15) As for the wrongdoers, they will be fuel for hell.
- 16) If they had steadfastly followed the right way, We would have bestowed upon them abundant water [and provision].
- 17) So as to test them thereby. But whoever turns away from the Reminder of his Lord [the Qur’an], He will subject him to an overwhelming punishment.
- 18) Verily the mosques are for Allah alone, so do not call upon anyone along with Allah.
- 19) When the slave of Allah stood up to call upon Him alone, they swarmed around him.
- 20) Say [O Muhammad]: I call on my Lord alone and I do not associate anyone with Him.
- 21) Say: I have no power either to harm or benefit you.
- 22) Say: Verily no one can protect me from [the punishment of] Allah, and I will never find any refuge other than Him.
- 23) [But I can] convey that which receive from Allah, and His messages. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, for him is the fire of hell, to abide therein forever.
- 24) When they see what they were promised, then they will realise who is weaker in support and fewer in numbers.
- 25) Say: I do not know whether what you are promised is near or my Lord has set for it a far-off day.
- 26) Knower of the unseen. He does not disclose His unseen to anyone
- 27) Except a Messenger whom He has chosen; then He sends [angels as] guards to go before him and behind him
- 28) So as to ascertain that they [the Messengers] have indeed conveyed the messages of their Lord. He encompasses in His knowledge all their affairs and He keeps count of all things.
Meaning Of Surah Jinn
Allah directed them (jinn) to His Messenger so that they might hear His revelations, and so that proof might be established against them and the blessing be perfected for them, and so that they might be wamers to their people.
Allah instructed His Messenger to tell people about them.
When they came to him, they said to one another: Listen attentively.
And when they listened attentively, they understood the meanings and the truth reached their hearts.
This beneficial faith, that leads to all that is good and is based on the guidance of the Qur’an, is different from faith based on customs or upbringing and what one is used to, and the like, for that is faith that is based on traditions, which is at risk of being shaken when exposed to specious arguments and doubts, and many other things that could undermine it.
Although we thought that no human or jinn would ever tell lies about Allah that is, we were deceived before that by the leaders of the jinn and humans, so we thought well of them, and we thought that they would not dare to tell lies against Allah; therefore we followed their path before this.
But today the truth has become clear to us, so we have turned back to Him and submitted to Him, and we do not care what anyone says that is contrary to true guidance.
Some individuals among humankind used to seek refuge with some individuals among the jinn, and they only increased them in tyranny.
That is, those humans used to worship the jinn and seek refuge with them at times of fear and panic, so the humans increased the jinn in tyranny, that is, transgression and arrogance, when they saw the humans worshipping them and seeking refuge with them.
In other words, the jinn increased the humans in panic and fear, trying to scare them more, when they saw them seeking refuge in them, so that they would turn to them and seek refuge with them.
When a human halted in a scary valley, he would say: I seek refuge with the master of this valley from the foolish among its inhabitants.
They thought, as you did, that Allah would never send anyone as a Messenger that is, when they denied the resurrection, they fell into polytheism and transgression.
Among us were some who were righteous and some who were otherwise that is, evildoers, wicked people and disbelievers.
We followed different paths that is, various sects and groups with different whims and desires, each rejoicing in what they had.
We have realised that we can never escape Allah’s [punishment] on earth, nor can we escape Him by fleeing that is, now the perfect nature of Allah’s might has become clear to us, and we see how completely helpless we are, for our forelocks are in the Hand of Allah, and we can never outwit Him on earth; we can never escape Him if we flee and strive to find means of escape beyond His power.
There is no refuge from Him except with Him.
When we heard the guidance [of the Qur’an]), which guides to the straight path, and we learned its guidance and teachings, it had an impact on our hearts, so f(we believed in it.
Then they mentioned something that would encourage the believer: [whoever believes in his Lord) with sincere faith will have no fear of detraction [from his reward] or injustice) that is, he will not fear loss of reward or unfairness, and no harm will reach him.
If he is safe from evil, then he will attain what is good, for faith is a cause that leads to all good things and offers protection against all that is evil.
Among us are some who have submitted [in Islam] and some who are wrongdoers^ that is, transgressors who turn away from the straight path.
Whoever submits [in Islam], it is they who have sincerely sought the right path) that is, they have found the right path that will lead them to paradise and its delights.
As for the wrongdoers, they will be fuel for hell and that will be the requital for their deeds, not injustice on Allah’s part towards them.
If they had steadfastly followed the right way, We would have bestowed upon them abundant water [and provision]) that is, palatable water.
Nothing prevented that from reaching them except their wrongdoing and transgression.
So as to test them thereby that is, so as to test them and see who was sincere and who was lying.
But whoever turns away from the Reminder of his Lord [the Qur’an], He will subject him to an overwhelming punishment that is, whoever turns away from the reminder of Allah, which is His Book, and does not follow it and submit to it rather he is distracted from it and pays no heed to it.
He will subject him to an overwhelming punishment, one that is far-reaching and severe.
And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, for him is the fire of hell, to abide therein forever; what is meant here is disobedience or sin that is so great that it constitutes disbelief, as is clarified by other, clear Qur’anic texts.
As for mere sin, it does not lead to eternity in hell, as is indicated by the verses of the Qur’an, the hadiths of the Prophet and the consensus of the early generations and leading scholars of this Ummah.
We learn many things from this soorah, including the following:
- That the jinn exist, and that they are accountable, subject to divine commands and prohibitions, and will be requited for their deeds, as is clearly stated in this soorah.
- That the Messenger of Allah was a Messenger to the jinn, as he was a Messenger to humankind, therefore Allah sent a group of the jinn to listen to what was revealed to him and to convey it to their people.
- The jinn are intelligent and able to learn about the truth.
- What made them believe was what they understood of the guidance of the Qur’an, because of their good manners in discussing the issue of the Qur’an among themselves.
- Allah cared for His Messenger and preserved what the Messenger brought.
- When the signs of his impending prophet hood began to appear, that was when the heaven began to be guarded by shooting stars, and the devils fled from it and were sent away from their listening posts, for Allah showed inestimable mercy towards the earth and its inhabitants, and their Lord wanted to guide them, so He wanted His religion and law to prevail and wanted the people of the earth to know Him, so that their hearts might be filled with joy, people of understanding might rejoice at that, the rituals of Islam might begin to prevail and the worshippers of idols might begin to be suppressed.
- The jinn were very keen to listen to the Messenger, and they crowded around him.
- This soorah contains the command to affirm Allah’s oneness and the prohibition on ascribing partners to Him.
- It explains the condition of creation and that none of creation deserves even an atom’s weight of worship, because if it is the case that the Messenger Muhammad had no power to bring benefits or cause harm, even for himself, then it is known that all of creation is also like that.
- Therefore it is wrong to take such a creature as a god alongside Allah. Allah alone has knowledge of the unseen, so no one among creation has any knowledge of it except one with whom Allah is pleased and whom He has singled out for something of that knowledge. This is the end of the commentary on Soorat al-Jinn.
All praise and thanks are for Allah, and may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions abundantly until the Day of Judgement.