72:1Say, “It was revealed to me that a band of jinn listened in, and said, ‘We have heard a wondrous Quran.

72:2It guides to rectitude, so we have believed in it; and we will never associate anyone with our Lord.

72:3And Exalted is the Grandeur of our Lord—He never had a mate, nor a child.

72:4But the fools among us used to say nonsense about God.

72:5And we thought that humans and jinn would never utter lies about God.

72:6Some individual humans used to seek power through some individual jinn, but they only increased them in confusion.

72:7They thought, as you thought, that God would never resurrect anyone.

72:8We probed the heaven, and found it filled with stern guards and projectiles.

72:9We used to take up positions to listen in; but whoever listens now finds a projectile in wait for him.

72:10We do not know whether ill is intended for those on earth, or if their Lord intends goodness for them.

72:11Some of us are righteous, but some of us are less than that; we follow divergent paths.

72:12We realized that we cannot defeat God on earth, and that we cannot escape Him by fleeing.

72:13And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it. Whoever believes in his Lord fears neither loss, nor burden.

72:14Among us are those who are submitting, and among us are the compromisers. As for those who have submitted—it is they who pursue rectitude.

72:15But as for the compromisers—they will be firewood for Hell.’”

72:16Had they kept true to the Path, We would have given them plenty water to drink.

72:17To test them with it. Whoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will direct him to torment ever mounting.

72:18The places of worship are for God. So do not call, besides God, upon anyone else.

72:19And when the servant of God got up calling on Him, they almost fell on him in a mass.

72:20Say, “I pray only to my Lord, and I never associate anyone with Him.”

72:21Say, “It is not in my power to harm you, nor to bring you to right conduct.”

72:22Say, “No one can protect me from God, and I will not find any refuge except with Him.

72:23Except for a proclamation from God and His messages. He who defies God and His Messenger—for him is the Fire of Hell, in which they will dwell forever.”

72:24Until, when they see what they were promised, they will know who is weaker in helpers, and fewer in numbers.

72:25Say, “I do not know whether what you are promised is near, or whether my Lord will extend it for a period.”

72:26The Knower of the Invisible; He does not disclose His Invisible to anyone.

72:27Except to a Messenger of His choosing. He then dispatches guards before him and behind him.

72:28That He may know that they have conveyed the messages of their Lord. He encompasses what they have, and has tallied everything by number.