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72:1  Say, “It has been revealed to me that a company of jinn listened and they said, “ ‘We have indeed heard a wonderful recital
72:2  “ ‘It gives guidance to the right way, and we believe in it. We will not join any with our Lord
72:3  “ ‘And Exalted is the Majesty of our Lord. He has neither wife nor child
72:4  “ ‘There were some foolish ones among us who used to speak elaborate lies against God
72:5  “ ‘But we think that no human nor jinn should say anything that is untrue about God
72:6  “ ‘True, there were men among the humans who sought refuge with men among the jinn, and they increased them in being unwise
72:7  “ ‘They think, as you thought, that God would not raise up anyone
72:8  “ ‘And we pried into the secrets of heaven, but we found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires
72:9  “ ‘We used to sit there in position to listen, but any who listen now will find a flaming fire watching them in ambush
72:10  “ ‘And we do not understand whether harm is intended to those on earth, or whether their Lord intends to guide them to right conduct
72:11  “ ‘There are among us some who are righteous, and some who are not. We follow different paths
72:12  “ ‘But we know that by no means can we stop God throughout the earth, nor can we stop Him by flight
72:13  “ ‘And as for us, since we have listened to the guidance, we have accepted it, and any who believes in his Lord has no fear, loss, nor burden
72:14  “ ‘Among us are some who submit their will, and some that stray from justice. Now those who submit their will, they have found the right path
72:15  “But those who stray, they are fuel for hellfire.
72:16  If they had remained on the path, We should certainly have bestowed on them rain in abundance
72:17  That We might try them. But if any turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will cause him to undergo a severe penalty
72:18  “And the places of worship are for God. So do not invoke any one along with God
72:19  “Yet when the devotee of God stands forth to invoke Him, they make around him a dense crowd.
72:20  Say, “I do no more than invoke my Lord, and I do not join any with Him.
72:21  Say, “It is not in my power to cause you harm, nor to bring you to right conduct.
72:22  Say, “No one can save me from God, nor would I find refuge except with Him
72:23  “Unless I proclaim what I receive from God and His messages. For any who goes against God and His messenger, for them is hell. They will dwell therein forever.
72:24  Then, when they see that which they are promised, then will they know who it is that is weakest in support and least in numbers
72:25  Say, “I do not know whether that which you are promised is near, nor whether my Lord will appoint for it a distant term
72:26  “He knows the unknown, and He does not show anyone His unknown
72:27  “Except a messenger whom He has chosen, and then He makes a group of watchers march before him and behind him
72:28  “That He may know that they have brought and delivered the Messages of their Lord, and He surrounds all that are with them, and takes account of every single thing.