In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.[72.1] Say: It has been revealed to me that a party of the jinn listened, and they said: Surely we have heard a wonderful Quran,
[72.2] Guiding to the right way, so we believe in it, and we will not set up any one with our Lord:
[72.3] And that He-- exalted be the majesty of our Lord-- has not taken a consort, nor a son:
[72.4] And that the foolish amongst us used to forge extravagant things against Allah:
[72.5] And that we thought that men and jinn did not utter a lie against Allah:
[72.6] And that persons from among men used to seek refuge with persons from among jinn, so they increased them in wrongdoing:
[72.7] And that they thought as you think, that Allah would not raise anyone:
[72.8] And that we sought to reach heaven, but we found it filled with strong guards and flaming stars.
[72.9] And that we used to sit in some of the sitting-places thereof to steal a hearing, but he who would (try to) listen now would find a flame lying in wait for him:
[72.10] And that we know not whether evil is meant for those who are on earth or whether their Lord means to bring them good:
[72.11] And that some of us are good and others of us are below that: we are sects following different ways:
[72.12] And that we know that we cannot escape Allah in the earth, nor can we escape Him by flight:
[72.13] And that when we heard the guidance, we believed in it; so whoever believes in his Lord, he should neither fear loss nor being overtaken (by disgrace):
[72.14] And that some of us are those who submit, and some of us are the deviators; so whoever submits, these aim at the right way:
[72.15] And as to the deviators, they are fuel of hell:
[72.16] And that if they should keep to the (right) way, We would certainly give them to drink of abundant water,
[72.17] So that We might try them with respect to it; and whoever turns aside from the reminder of his Lord, He will make him enter into an afflicting chastisement:
[72.18] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah:
[72.19] And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh crowded him (to death).
[72.20] Say: I only call upon my Lord, and I do not associate any one with Him.
[72.21] Say: I do not control for you evil or good.
[72.22] Say: Surely no one can protect me against Allah, nor can I find besides Him any place of refuge:
[72.23] (It is) only a delivering (of communications) from Allah and His messages; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Apostle surely he shall have the fire of hell to abide therein for a long time.
[72.24] Until when they see what they are threatened with, then shall they know who is weaker in helpers and fewer in number.
[72.25] Say: I do not know whether that with which you are threatened be nigh or whether my Lord will appoint for it a term:
[72.26] The Knower of the unseen! so He does not reveal His secrets to any,
[72.27] Except to him whom He chooses as an apostle; for surely He makes a guard to march before him and after him,
[72.28] So that He may know that they have truly delivered the messages of their Lord, and He encompasses what is with them and He records the number of all things.