In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.
1Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of jinns listened
to the Qur’an. They say `We have really heard a wonderful recital!1
2It gives guidance to the right and we have believed therein: We
shall not join any gods with our Lord.
3And exalted is the majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither a
wife nor a son.2
4And there were some foolish ones among us who used to utter
extravagant lies against Allah;
5And we do think that no man or spirit should say anything that
is untrue against Allah.3
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
1Quluhiya ilaya an nahustamaa nafarum minal jinni faqalu inna
samina quranan ajaba
2Yahdi ilarrusdi fa aman nabih wa lan nusrika birabbina ahada
3Wa annahu taala jadu rabbina matakhaza sahibata wa la walada
4Wa annahu kana yaqulu safihuna alallahi satata
5Wa anna zanan na allan taqulal insu waljin nu alallah kaziba
1. The identity
of the Jinn is as confusing as a number of things dealt with in the Qur’an.
Farid says that the Jinn may be a reference to a party of the Jews of
Nasibin and may refer been referred to as Jinn because of their foreign
nature. Maulana Ali believes that the Jinn mentioned here may be a reference
to Christians, although he also believes that Jinn ethereal beings, like
angels or spirits. The Editors of the “Noble Qur’an” support the view that
the Jinn were created by God from fire. Yusuf Ali does not quite say what he
believes the Jinn to be in this verse, but concedes to the fact they were
aware of the revelation to Moses and that to Jesus.
George Sale puts a clincher on the matter by
revealing how they were perceived by the Arabs. He said that when the Arabs
found themselves in a desert in the evening, because they believed that the
deserts were haunted by the Jinn, they would pray this prayer; “I fly for
refuge unto the Lord of this valley, that he may defend me from the foolish
among his people.
So you ask, “Who are the Jinn?” Well, they
are not human beings, because according to the Qur’an they were created from
fire (Qur’an 55:15).
Man on the other hand was created from water (21:30,
24:45), dust (3:59,
35:11); earth (11:61);
a drop of thickened fluid (16:4,
75:37); a clot of
Although this creates a contradictory state of affairs, yet the point is
clear, that the Jinn are not human beings.
Marmaduke Pickthall believes that they are
elemental spirits, as such they the fallen angels who are cast into utter
darkness and are in charge of the spirit world. The Bible refers to them as
principalities and powers of darkness (Ephesians 6). Now if they are
elemental spirits and therefore fallen angels, they have no chance of
repentance, let alone conversion. In 2 Peter 2:4-7,12-13 we read:
For if God did not
spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to
chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare
the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven
others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning
the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction,
making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he
rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the
wicked… But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to
be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are
ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, suffering wrong as
the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the
daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while
they feast with you.
The Jinn are evil spirits, whose fate is
sealed awaiting the final judgment, according to the verse, they applauded
the recital of the Qur’an. The question is why would they applaud the
reading of the Qur’an? It is like this, when one engineers a masterpiece,
one applauds the finished product as an original masterpiece. The Qur’an is
a masterpiece in deception, and the authors who attended the “inauguration”
or launching of their work would have to confirm that it is indeed a
masterpiece. Because the Qur’an is not the work of one person, you often
read of speakers and not a speaker. Note how these sentences flow;
Qur’an 72:16 (And
Allah’s Message is): “If they (the pagans) had (only) remained on the
(right) Way, We should certainly have bestowed on them rain in abundance.
Qur’an 71:1 reads “We
sent Noah to his People (with the Command): ‛Do
thou warn thy people before there comes to them a grievous Penalty.’”
Qur’an 63:10 reads,
“And spend something (in charity) out of
the substance which We have bestowed on you before death should come to any
of you and he should say ‛O my Lord! why
didst thou not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given
(largely) in charity and I should have been one of the doers of good.’
Qur’an 75:17 reads,
“It is for Us to collect it and to
Now, all this makes sense if one understands
the nature of the Jinn. According to
Qur’an 46:29, a group of Jinn is from 3 to
10, that would definitely explain why the speak in the plural sense and not
in the singular sense. If they authored the Qur’an, it would also explain
why there are so many conflicting views on subjects such as the creation of
man, as mentioned above. Thus it explains why they attack orthodox Christian
tenets including the whole Christological issues. Denying His deity, His
sacrificial death on the cross or even His death (Qur’an
4:156-158, 171). Because the Devil and all his agents know how
efficacious the death of Christ is, and by denying it to the world of the
disbelievers, it confirms them in their disbelieve and guarantee them an
entrance into hell. That has been the hope of Satan, the Devil, who roams
about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. As you read this
Qur’an and other religious literature, you will understand why Christianity
is so hated, it takes a bite at Satan and his kingdom, his counter attack is
using religious leaders to deceive the world.
Another sign that Satan the Devil influenced
Islam is the fact He hated anything about Christ and that is also the case
with Muhammad. Sunan of Abu-Dawood’s Hadith 902 narrated by Abdullah ibn
Umar; Sa’id ibn Ziyad ibn Subayh al-Hanafi said: I prayed by the side of Ibn
Umar and I put my hands on my waist. When he finished his prayer, He said:
This is a cross in prayer; the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to
forbid it. In fact, Muhammad forbade the use of anything which had the
Christian symbol on it. Sahih Al-Bukhari’s Hadith 7.836 narrated by Aisha; I
never used to leave in the Prophet’s house anything carrying images or
crosses but he obliterated it. Al-Tirmidhi’s Hadith 3654 narrated by
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah
has sent me as a mercy to the universe and as a guidance to the universe,
and my Lord, Who is Great and Glorious, has commanded me to annihilate
stringed instruments, wind instruments, idols, crosses and pre-Islamic
customs. My Lord, Who is Great and Glorious has sworn, ‘By My might, none of
My servants will drink a mouthful of wine without My giving him a similar
amount of pus to drink, but he will not abandon it through fear of Me
without My giving him drink from the holy tanks.’“
Ahmad transmitted it. Since he believes that
Jesus was a Muslim, he further teaches that He will come and break crosses.
Sahih Al-Bukhari’s Hadith 4.657 narrated by Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands
my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you
and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross.
So it is clear that the authors of Islam
knowing the power of God Almighty and Jesus Christ, sought to belittle it
and to make Islam and the Qur’an the only acceptable religion and Book.
Having known who the Jinn are, you are in a better position not to be fooled
by the wiles of the devil again in matters relevant to your salvation.
2. Another sign
the Qur’an did not come from God Almighty is the assumption in the meaning
of the term, Son of God, in reference to Christ. It is Allah’s opinion that
to refer to Jesus as the Son of God Almighty is to say that God Almighty had
a wife by the name of Mary with He Fathered Jesus. This is blasphemous based
on sheer ignorance.
3. Allah and the
Qur’an are guilty of this. They utter untruths about God Almighty.
6True, there were persons among mankind who took shelter with
persons among the jinns, but they increased them in folly.4
7And they think as you thought, that Allah would not raise up
anyone to judgment.
8And we pried into the secrets of heaven; but we found it filled
with stern guards and flaming fires.5
9We used indeed to sit there in stations to steal a hearing; but
any who listens now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.
10And we understand not whether ill is intended to those on earth
or whether their Lord intends to guide them to right conduct.
11And there are among us some that are righteous and some the
contrary: we follow divergent paths.
6Wa annahu kana rijalu minal insi yauzuna birijali minal
7Wa annahum zannu kama zanantum al layabasal lahu ahada
8Wa anna lamasna samaa fawajadnaha muliat harasan sadidaw wa
9Wa anna kunna naqudu minha maqaida li sami fama yastami ilana
yajid lahu sihaba rasa da
10Wa annala nadri asyarun urida biman filardi am arada bihim
11Wa anna min nasalihuna waminna duna zalik kunna taraiqa qidada
association with the Jinn is the way to hell.
5. The Jinn,
created from fire, are afraid of fiery guards in heaven. What an irony!
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12But we think that we can by no means frustrate Allah throughout
the earth, nor can we frustrate Him by flight.
13And as for us since we have listened to the guidance, we have
accepted it: and any who believes in his Lord has no fear either of a short
account or of any injustice.
14Among us are some that submit their wills to Allah and some
that swerve from justice. Now those who submit their wills they have sought
out the path of right conduct:
15But those who swerve they are fuel for hell fire.
16If they had remained on the way, We should certainly have
bestowed on them rain in abundance.
17That We might try them by that means but if any turns away from
the remembrance of his Lord, He will cause him to undergo a severe penalty.
12Wa anna zanan na alan nuji zallaha filardi wa lanujizahu haraba
13Wa anna lamma saminal huda amanna bih fama yumin birabihi fala
yakafu baksaw wa la rahaqa
14Wa anna minal muslimuna wa minnal qasitun faman aslama fa
ulaika taharau hataba
15Wa ammal qasituna fakanu lijahan nama hataba
16Wa allawistaqamu alat tariqatila asqainahum ma an gadaqa
17Linsftinahum fih wa ma yuridh an zikri rabbihi yasluk hu azaban
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18And the places of worship are for Allah: so invoke not anyone
along with Allah;
19Yet when the devotee of Allah stands forth to invoke Him, they
just make round him a dense crowd.”
20Say: “I do no more than invoke my Lord and I join not with Him
any false god.”
21Say: “It is not in my power to cause you harm or to bring you
to right conduct.”
22Say: “No one can deliver me from Allah nor should I find refuge
except in Him.
23Unless I proclaim what I receive from Allah and His messages:
for any that disobey Allah and His apostle, for them is hell: they shall
dwell therein forever.”
18Wa annal masajida lillahi fala tadu malahi ahada
19Wa annahu lamma qama abdul lahi yaduhu kadu yakununa alaihi
20Qul innama adu rabbi wa la usyriku bihi ahada
21Qul inni la amliku lakum dhar ra wa la raswyada
22Qul inni layujirani minal lahi aha duwa lan ajida min dunihi
23Illa balagham minal lahi wa risa latih, wa may yashil laha wa
rasu lahu fa inna lahu nara jahan nama khalidina fiha adada
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24At length when they see what they are promised then will they
know who it is that is weakest in his helper and least important in point of
25Say: “I know not whether the punishment which you are promised
is near or whether my Lord will appoint for it a distant term.
26He knows the unseen, nor does He make any one acquainted with
27Except an apostle whom He has chosen: and then He makes a band
of watchers march before him and behind him
28That he may know that they have) brought and delivered the
messages of their Lord: and He surrounds all the mysteries that are with
them and takes account of every single thing.”
24Hata iza ra au ma yu aduna fayalamuna man adhafu nashiraw wa
25Qul in adri aqaribum ma tuaduna am yajalu lahu rabbi amada
26Alimul ghaibi fala yuzhhiru ala ghaibihi ahada
27Illa manirtadha mirasulin fa innahu yasluku minbaini yadaihi wa
min khalfihi rashada
28Liyalama an qad ablaqhu risalati rabbihim wa ahatha bima
ladaihim wa ahshakulla syai inadada
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6. The contents
of the Qur’an has to be a mystery because Muhammad claims that he was
unlettered (Qur’an 7:158)
and could not have known these things otherwise, had Allah not revealed them
him. So this statement is in contradiction of the claim for the Qur’an. In
the Bible we read that hidden things belong to but He demystifies them in
order to make them accessible to us. This way some, not all of his mystery
is made available to us. This is the first time in which this is qualified
in the next verse.