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al-Jinn (The Jinn)
as rendered by Rashad Khalifa
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Rashad Khalifa rendition of Surah The Jinn(al-Jinn)
72:1 Say, "I was inspired that a group of jinns listened, then said, `We have heard a wonderful Quran.
72:2 " `It guides to righteousness, and we have believed in it; we will never set up any idols beside our Lord.
72:3 " `The Most High is our only Lord. He never had a mate, nor a so
72:4 " `It is the foolish among us who used to utter such nonsense about GOD.
72:5 " `We thought that neither the humans, nor the jinns, could possibly utter lies about GOD.
72:6 " `Human beings used to seek power through jinn beings, but they only afflicted them with a lot of adversity.
72:7 " `They thought, just like you thought, that GOD would not send another (messenger).
72:8 " `We touched the heaven and found it filled with formidable guards and projectiles.
72:9 " `We used to sit there in order to spy. Anyone who listens is pursued by a powerful projectile.
72:10 " `We have no idea if something bad is intended for the inhabitants of Earth, or if their Lord wills to redeem them.
72:11 " `Some of us are righteous, and some are less than righteous; we follow various paths.
72:12 " `We knew full well that we can never run away from GOD on Earth; we can never run away and escape.
72:13 " `When we heard the guidance, we believed therein. Anyone who believes in his Lord will never fear any injustice, nor any affliction.
72:14 " `Among us are the submitters, and among us are the compromisers.' " As for those who submitted, they are on the right path.
72:15 As for the compromisers, they will be fuel for Gehenna.
72:16 If they remain on the right path, we will bless them with abundant wate
72:17 We will surely test them all. As for him who disregards the message of his Lord, He will direct him to ever increasing retribution.
72:18 The places of worship belong to GOD; do not call on anyone else beside GOD.
72:19 When GOD's servant advocated Him alone, almost all of them banded together to oppose him.
72:20 Say, "I worship only my Lord; I never set up any idols beside Him."
72:21 Say, "I possess no power to harm you, nor to guide you."
72:22 Say, "No one can protect me from GOD, nor can I find any other refuge beside Him.
72:23 "I deliver GOD's proclamations and messages." Those who disobey GOD and His messenger incur the fire of Hell, wherein they abide forever.
72:24 Once they see what is awaiting them, they will find out who is really weaker in power, and fewer in number.
72:25 Say, "I do not know if what is promised to you will happen soon, or if my Lord will delay it for awhile."
72:26 He is the Knower of the future; He does not reveal the future to anyon
72:27 Only to a messenger that He chooses, does He reveal from the past and the future, specific news.
72:28 This is to ascertain that they have delivered their Lord's messages. He is fully aware of what they have. He has counted the numbers of all things.


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