Imam Ali and the Jinn

Image depicting Imam Ali conquering the Jinn

Surat Al-Jinn () (The Jinn or The Sprites) is the 72nd sura of the Qur'an with 28 Ayat. In the second ayat the Jinn recant their belief in false gods and venerate Muhammad for his monotheism. The Jinn apologize for their past blasphemy and criticize mankind for either neglecting them or encouraging their disbelief. Ayats 20-22 are especially important as Tawheed among the Jinn is reaffirmed, violence as a means of conversion is rejected, and the inescapable wrath of Allah is emphasized. The Judgement in ayat 7, and the Punishment in ayat 25, are both references to the Islamic Judgement Day, Yaum al Qiyamah. Ayat 25-28 establish that Qiyamah is known only to Allah and that Allah takes into account all the deeds of a man when judging him.

"I know not whether the (Punishment) which we are promised is near, or whether my Lord will appoint for it a distant term."

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