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1 . Say thou: it hath been revealed Unto me that a company of the Jinn listened, and said, verily we have listened to a Recitation wondrous.

2 . Guiding Unto rectitude; wherefore we have believed therein, and we shall by no means associate with our Lord anyone.

3 . And He - exalted be the majesty of our Lord!-hath taken neither a spouse nor a son.

4 . And the foolish among us were wont to forge lie against Allah exceedingly.

5 . And verily we! we had imagined that humankind and Jinn would never forge against Allah a lie.

6 . And persons among humankind have been seeking refuge with persons of the Jinn, so that they increased them in evil disposition.

7 . And indeed they imagined, even as ye imagined, that Allah will not raise any one.

8 . And we sought to reach the heaven; then we found it filled with a strong guard and darting meteors.

9 . And we were wont to sit on seats therein to listen; but whosoever listeneth now findeth for him a dartin meteor in wait.

10 . And we know not whether evil is boded for those who are on the earth, or whether their Lord intendeth for them a right direction.

11 . And of us there are some righteous, and of us are some otherwise; we have been following very diverse.

12 . And we known that we cannot frustrate Allah in the earth, nor can we frustrate Him by flight.

13 . And when we heard the Message of guidance, we believed therein; and whosoever believeth in his Lord, he shall fear neither diminution nor wrong.

14 . And of us some are Muslims, and of us some are deviators. Then whosoever hath embraced Islam - such have endeavoured after a Path of rectitude.

15 . And as for the deviators, for Hell they shall be fuel.

16 . And had they kept to the path surely We would have watered them with rain plenteous.

17 . That We might try them there by. And whosoever turneth aside from the remembrance of his Lord, him He shall thrust into a torment vehement.

18 . And the prostrations are for Allah; wherefore call not along with Allah anyone.

19 . And when the bondman of Allah stood calling upon Him, they well nigh pressed on him stifling.

20 . Say thou: I simply call upon Allah, and I associate not with Him any-one.

21 . Say thou: ´verily own not for you power of hurt nor of benefit

22 . Say thou: ´verily none can protect me from Allah, nor can I find beside Him any refuge.

23 . Mine is but the publishing from Allah and His messages; and whosoever disobeyeth Allah and His apostle, his portion verily is the Hell-Fire as abiders therein for evermore.

24 . They shall go on denying until they; behold that which they are promised wherefore then they shall know who were weaker in protectors and fewer in number.

25 . Say thou: know not whather that which ye are promised is nigh, or whether my Lord hath appointed for it a distant term.

26 . He is the Knower of the unseen, and He discloseth not His unseen Unto anyone.

27 . Save Unto an apostle chosen. And then He causeth to go before him and behind him a guard.

28 . That He may know that they have preached the message of their Lord. And He comprehendeth whatever is with them, and He keepeth count of everything numbered.