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72) Sūrat Al-Jinn

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THIS GRAPHIC chapter was revealed after The Heights 7 and following the Prophet's apparently unsuccessful mission to the mountain town of Taif (OR Tayif) 50 miles to the southeast of Mecca. This event took place in 620 A.D., or two years before the Hijra or his Transfer to Madina. It, like the previous chapter, contains 28 Meccan verses arranged in two sections. Its style resembles that of Chapter 18 on The Cave, for it relates similar allegories. The terms jinn or 'genie' (which forms the usual rendering for the title) are confusing, and when employed they tend to give an undesirable "Arabian Nights" atmosphere to this sacred text. The jinn (which is a plural in Arabic) are intelligent yet immaterial beings created from fire. If the cognate word 'spirits' is used in English, it can be confused with the Holy Spirit (or Ruh-who in Islamic theology is the archangel Gabriel); thus I prefer the more popular term 'sprites', which somewhat makes them resemble the gremlins, elves or the so-called 'little people' in Western folklore, especially in Celtic areas. Professor Faruqi calls them: 'spiritual beings between man and angels" (in referring to 51:iii). We can also remember the evil spirits which Jesus cast out in Matthew 8:16 and Mark 5. Some commentators consider these sprites to be opponents of the Prophet's mission, because of those associated with Solomon. In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful! (i)
Qul 'Ūĥiya 'Ilayya 'Annahu Astama`a Nafarun Mina Al-Jinni Faqālū 'Innā Sami`nā Qur'ānāan `Ajabāan    072-001* SAY: "It has been revealed to me that a band of sprites sat listening, and then said: 'We have heard a wonderful Reading ‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‌
Yahdī 'Ilá Ar-Rushdi Fa'āmannā Bihi ۖ Wa Lan Nushrika Birabbinā 'Aĥadāan    072-002* guiding [people] to normal behavior, so we have believed in it. Not one of us will ever associate anyone else with our Lord. ‌‌ ‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ۖ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‌‌
Wa 'Annahu Ta`ālá Jaddu Rabbinā Mā Attakhadha Şāĥibatan Wa Lā Waladāan    072-003* Our Lord's excellence must be exalted! He has taken no consort nor any son. ‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‌
Wa 'Annahu Kāna Yaqūlu Safīhunā `Alá Al-Lahi Shaţaţāan    072-004* Some fool among us has been saying outrageous things about God. ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Wa 'Annā Žanannā 'An Lan Taqūla Al-'Insu Wa Al-Jinnu `Alá Al-Lahi Kadhibāan    072-005* We thought that no human being nor any sprite would ever tell a lie about God!' ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‍ ‌
Wa 'Annahu Kāna Rijālun Mina Al-'Insi Ya`ūdhūna Birijālin Mina Al-Jinni Fazādūhum Rahaqāan    072-006* "Once human men used to take refuge with men from the sprites and it made them even more pretentious. ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍
Wa 'Annahum Žannū Kamā Žanantum 'An Lan Yab`atha Al-Lahu 'Aĥadāan    072-007* They thought, just as you have supposed, that God will never send anyone up again. ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‌
Wa 'Annā Lamasnā As-Samā'a Fawajadnāhā Muli'at Ĥarasāan Shadīdāan Wa Shuhubāan    072-008* "We reached out for Heaven and found it staffed with stern guards and shooting stars. ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Wa 'Annā Kunnā Naq`udu Minhā Maqā`ida Lilssam`i ۖ Faman Yastami`i Al-'Āna Yajid Lahu Shihābāan Raşadāan    072-009* We used to squat in some of its seats to listen, though anyone who eavesdrops now finds a shooting star lurking there for him. ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ۖ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌‌
Wa 'Annā Lā Nadrī 'Asharrun 'Urīda Biman Al-'Arđi 'Am 'Arāda Bihim Rabbuhum Rashadāan    072-010* We do not know whether evil is intended for anyone on earth, or their Lord wants integrity for them. ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‍ ‌ ‌‌‍‍‌‌‌ ‌‍ ‌‍
Wa 'Annā Minnā Aş-Şāliĥūna Wa Minnā Dūna Dhālika ۖ Kunnā Ţarā'iqa Qidadāan    072-011* Some of us are honorable while others of us are quite the opposite of that: we [travel] along such diverse routes. ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‌ۖ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‌‌‌
Wa 'Annā Žanannā 'An Lan Nu`jiza Al-Laha Fī Al-'Arđi Wa Lan Nu`jizahu Haraan    072-012* "We supposed we would never escape God on earth, and we shall never escape Him by fleeing. ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‌‍ ‌ ‍
Wa 'Annā Lammā Sami`nā Al-Hudá 'Āmannā Bihi ۖ Faman Yu'umin Birabbihi Falā Yakhāfu Bakhsāan Wa Lā Rahaqāan    072-013* When we heard about guidance, we trusted it. Anyone who trusts in his Lord needs not fear about being undersold nor caught short. ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ۖ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌
Wa 'Annā Minnā Al-Muslimūna Wa Minnā Al-Qāsiţūna ۖ Faman 'Aslama Fa'ūlā'ika Taĥarraw Rashadāan    072-014* Some of us are Muslims while others of us are [still] holding back. Those who have committed themselves to (live in) peace are dedicated to integrity; ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۖ‍‍‌‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‌‌
Wa 'Ammā Al-Qāsiţūna Fakānū Lijahannama Ĥaţabāan    072-015* while those who hold back will become kindling for Hell."
Association Forbidden
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Wa 'Allawi Astaqāmū `Alá Aţ-Ţarīqati L'asqaynāhum Mā'an Ghadaqāan    072-016* If they would only keep straight along the highway, We will let them drink plenty of water ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍
Linaftinahum Fīhi ۚ Wa Man Yu`riđ `An Dhikri Rabbihi Yasluk/hu `Adhābāan Şa`adāan    072-017* so We may test them by means of it; while it will lead anyone away to mounting torment who avoids mentioning his Lord. ‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ۚ ‌‍ ‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‌‌
Wa 'Anna Al-Masājida Lillahi Falā Tad`ū Ma`a Al-Lahi 'Aĥadāan    072-018* Mosques belong to God, so do not appeal to anyone besides God (in them). ‌ ‌ ‍‍ ‌‌
Wa 'Annahu Lammā Qāma `Abdu Al-Lahi Yad`ūhu Kādū Yakūnūna `Alayhi Libadāan    072-019* Yet whenever God's servant stood up to appeal to Him, they almost crowded in upon him! (II) ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‌‌‌ ‍‍‍
Qul 'Innamā 'AdRabbī Wa Lā 'Ushriku Bihi 'Aĥadāan    072-020* SAY: "I appeal only to my Lord and never associate anyone else [in my worship of] Him." ‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‌‌
Qul 'Innī Lā 'Amliku Lakum Đaran Wa Lā Rashadāan    072-021* SAY: "I do not control any harm for you nor any integrity." ‍ ‌‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‍
Qul 'Innī Lan Yujīranī Mina Al-Lahi 'Aĥadun Wa Lan 'Ajida Min Dūnihi Multaĥadāan    072-022* SAY: "No one grants protection from God nor will I ever find any sanctuary besides that in Him ‍ ‌‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‌‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌
'Illā Balāghāan Mina Al-Lahi Wa Risālātihi ۚ Wa Man Ya`şi Al-Laha Wa Rasūlahu Fa'inna Lahu Nāra Jahannama Khālidīna Fīhā 'Abadāan    072-023* except through a decree from God, and in His message. Anyone who defies God and His messenger will have Hell fire to live in for ever ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‌ ۚ ‌‍ ‍ ‌‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‌‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‌‌
Ĥattá 'Idhā Ra'aw Mā Yū`adūna Fasaya`lamūna Man 'Ađ`afu Nāşian Wa 'Aqallu `Adadāan    072-024* until once they see what they have been promised, they will realize who has the weakest supporter and are fewest in numbers." ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‍‌‌‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‌‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‌
Qul 'In 'Adrī 'Aqarībun Mā Tū`adūna 'Am Yaj`alu Lahu Rabbī 'Amadāan    072-025* SAY: "If I only knew whether what you are promised is near, or whether my Lord has set a grace period for it; ‍ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‌‌
`Ālimu Al-Ghaybi Falā Yužhiru `Alá Ghaybihi 'Aĥadāan    072-026* Knowing the Unseen, He never discloses his Unseen [secrets] to anyone ‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍ ‌‌
'Illā Mani Artađá Min Rasūlin Fa'innahu Yasluku Min Bayni Yadayhi Wa Min Khalfihi Raşadāan    072-027* except for some messenger whom He approves of. He leads him off with an escort both before him and behind him ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌
Liya`lama 'An Qad 'Ablaghū Risālāti Rabbihim Wa 'Aĥāţa Bimā Ladayhim Wa 'Aĥşá Kulla Shay'in `Adadāan    072-028* so He may know that they have delivered their Lord's messages. He embraces anything that lies in their prescnce, and calculates everything by means of numbers." ‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‌‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌
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