Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

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

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

       

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

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Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

           

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

         

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

        

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

             

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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

Now, we do not really know whether evil is intended for those on earth, or their Lord intends for them what is right.