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al-Jinn: Back to the simply and easy suras

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Jinn (which became the West's genies) are spirits akin to angels, except that their realm is the earth, rather than the heavens.

Anyway, in this sura, the Jinns (or a group of them) hear the Qur'an and return to their worship of God. Interestingly, the Jinns were led astray by men, not by themselves:

05: We [the Jinns] had in fact thought that men and jinns would never speak a lie about God,
06: But some men used to seek refuge with some jinns, and this increased [the Jinns'] waywardness;
07: So they began to think, even as you [humans] do, that God would not resurrect any one.

This sura also includes a forceful reiteration of tawheed, or the oneness of God:

20: Say: "I call on my Lord alone and I don not associate any one with Him."
21: Say: "Neither is your loss within my power nor bringing you to guidance."
[it is God's power alone]

22: Say: "No one [not even another deity] can save me from God, nor can I find a place of refuge apart from Him."

Interestingly, this sura also talked specifically about the timing of the Day of Resurrection:

25: Say: "I do not know if what is promised you is near, or if my Lord prolongs its term."

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