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al-Jinn (The Jinn)
as rendered by Talal A Itani
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Talal A. Itani (new translation) rendition of Surah The Jinn(al-Jinn)
72:1 Say, 'It was revealed to me that a band of jinn listened in, and said, 'We have heard a wondrous Quran.
72:2 It guides to rectitude, so we have believed in it; and we will never associate anyone with our Lord.
72:3 And Exalted is the Grandeur of our Lord—He never had a mate, nor a child.
72:4 But the fools among us used to say nonsense about God.
72:5 And we thought that humans and jinn would never utter lies about God.
72:6 Some individual humans used to seek power through some individual jinn, but they only increased them in confusion.
72:7 They thought, as you thought, that God would never resurrect anyone.
72:8 We probed the heaven, and found it filled with stern guards and projectiles.
72:9 We used to take up positions to listen in; but whoever listens now finds a projectile in wait for him.
72:10 We do not know whether ill is intended for those on earth, or if their Lord intends goodness for them.
72:11 Some of us are righteous, but some of us are less than that; we follow divergent paths.
72:12 We realized that we cannot defeat God on earth, and that we cannot escape Him by fleeing.
72:13 And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it. Whoever believes in his Lord fears neither loss, nor burden.
72:14 Among us are those who are submitting, and among us are the compromisers. As for those who have submitted—it is they who pursue rectitude.
72:15 But as for the compromisers—they will be firewood for Hell.''
72:16 Had they kept true to the Path, We would have given them plenty water to drink.
72:17 To test them with it. Whoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will direct him to torment ever mounting.
72:18 The places of worship are for God. So do not call, besides God, upon anyone else.
72:19 And when the servant of God got up calling on Him, they almost fell on him in a mass.
72:20 Say, 'I pray only to my Lord, and I never associate anyone with Him.'
72:21 Say, 'It is not in my power to harm you, nor to bring you to right conduct.'
72:22 Say, 'No one can protect me from God, and I will not find any refuge except with Him.
72:23 Except for a proclamation from God and His messages. He who defies God and His Messenger—for him is the Fire of Hell, in which they will dwell forever.'
72:24 Until, when they see what they were promised, they will know who is weaker in helpers, and fewer in numbers.
72:25 Say, 'I do not know whether what you are promised is near, or whether my Lord will extend it for a period.'
72:26 The Knower of the Invisible; He does not disclose His Invisible to anyone.
72:27 Except to a Messenger of His choosing. He then dispatches guards before him and behind him.
72:28 That He may know that they have conveyed the messages of their Lord. He encompasses what they have, and has tallied everything by number.


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