The Holy Qur'an Translation



In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Say `It has been revealed to me that a company of the jinn listened to the Qur'an and they said: `Truly, we have heard a wonderful Qur'an, (1) `It guides to the right way; so we have believed in it, and we will not associate anyone with our Lord. (2) `The truth is that - exalted be the Majesty of our Lord - HE has taken unto Himself neither wife nor son, (3) `And that the foolish amongst us used to utter extravagant lies concerning ALLAH, (4) `And we thought that men and jinn would never utter a lie concerning ALLAH, (5) `And, indeed, some men from among the common folk used to seek the protection of some men from among the jinn, and thus they increased the jinn in arrogance, (6) `And, indeed, they thought, even as you think that ALLAH would never raise any Messenger, (7) `And we sought to reach heaven, but we found it filled with strong guards and shooting stars, (8) `And we used to sit in some of its seats to listen. But whoso listens now finds a shooting star in ambush for him, (9) `And we know not whether evil is intended for those who are in the earth, or whether their Lord intends to bestow guidance upon them, (10) `And some of us are righteous and some of us are otherwise - we are sects following different paths, (11) `And we know that we cannot frustrate the plan of ALLAH in the earth, nor can we escape HIM by flight, (12) `So when we heard the call to guidance, we believed in it'. And he, who believes in his Lord, has no fear of loss or of injustice, (13) `And some of us submit to God and some of us have deviated from the right course.' And those who submit to God - it is they who seek the right course, (14) And those who deviate from the right course, they are the fuel of Hell. (15) And if the Meccan disbelievers keep to the right path, WE shall, certainly, provide them with abundant water to drink, (16) That WE may try them thereby. And whoso turns away from the remembrance of his Lord - HE will drive him into an over-whelmingly severe punishment. (17) And all places of worship belong to ALLAH; so call not on anyone beside ALLAH. (18) And when the servant of ALLAH stands up praying to HIM, they crowd upon him, well-nigh stifling him to death. (19) Say, `I pray to my Lord only, and I associate no one with HIM. (20) Say, I have no power to do you either harm or good.' (21) Say, `Surely, none can protect me against the punishment of ALLAH, nor can I find any place of refuge beside HIM.' (22) `My responsibility is only to convey what is revealed to me from ALLAH and HIS Messages.' And those who disobey ALLAH and HIS Messenger, surely, for them is the Fire of Hell, wherein they will abide for a long period. (23) They will continue to disbelieve until they see that which they are promised, but soon they will know who is weaker in helpers and fewer in numbers. (24) Say, `I know not whether that which you are promised is nigh, or whether my Lord has fixed for it a distant term.' (25) HE is the Knower of the unseen; and HE reveals not HIS secrets to anyone, (26) Except to a Messenger of HIS whom HE chooses. And then HE causes an escort of guarding angels to go before him and behind him, (27) That HE may know that HIS Messengers have delivered the Messages of their Lord. And HE encompasses all that is with them and HE keeps count of all things. (28)