Surah jinn is the 72nd chapter of the Quran. As depicted by the name, Jinn represents the creature, created by Allah. This represents the historical incident of Jinn when they could not become successful in bringing news related to Allah from the sky. They were told that a significant event happened in the world.
When did Surah jinn reveal?
There are different facts narrated by different notable people regarding the revelation of this Surah.
According to Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah be pleased upon him), this was revealed when the Prophet Muhammad SAW visited the fair of Ukaz. Upon returning when he was offering the prayer of Fajar with his companions, then, Allah revealed this Surah on him.
Some notable scholars argue that when the Prophet Muhammad SAW was going to visit the city of Taif, which is some kilometers away from Makkah. This incident took place three years before Hijrah, but several reasons confirmed that this fact was not right. Moreover,there is no credible proof of this fact.
Proof of the creature of Jinn by the verses of the Quran
We cannot see and hear Jinn. That is why most of us have mental confusion that either Jinn is present in the world or not. Some people understand that this is a result of myths and superstitions. Even some modern Muslims do so, but they have no explicit knowledge or guidance.
There are different verses of the Quran, which make our confusion clear about the existence of the Jinn.
Surah Al-Hijr 26-27, Al-Araf 12, and Al-Rahman 14-19
Some people say that Jinn is the other type of human. It is not any other thing than a man. In the above verses, this statement has been nullified by Allah. Allah said the material of creation of man was clay, and Jinn was a fire. This is the visible evidence given by Allah.
Surah Al-Hijr verse no 27
Allah gives additional proof regarding the story of Adam and Iblis. This story is narrated in several different places in the Holy Quran. It has been confirmed by the Quran that Iblis was there on earth before man.
Surah Al-Hijr verse no 16-18, Surah Al-Malik verse no five, and Surah Safat verse no 6-10
These surahs also reflect the presence of the jinn in this universe
it has been described that Jinn can gain access to the sky but not beyond certain limits. If Jinn tries to go beyond these limits, they are prohibited from doing so. Fire and flames are used to keep them away from the heavens.
Surah Al-Araf verse no 27
Allah has described that Jinn can see human beings while human beings cannot see Jinn.
What Subjects have been discussed in Surah Jinn?
These have been discussed several things inside this Surah. These are the following.
An Assembly of Jinn Heard The Quran, and the impact of recitation of Quran on them
In Verse 1-15, the first things are the description of the impact on the group of Jinn when they heard the recitation of the Quran by Prophet Muhammad SAW. Allah wants to make prominent the effect that was on the group of Jinn so that the purpose can be gained. By making noticeable the effect, Allah makes us learn what the importance of faith is. That is why Allah has described the whole conversation of them.
Advise of ALLAH to believers
In verses 16-18, Allah advised the believers that if you choose the way of Mushrakeen, you will meet with severe results, if you follow the order sent by Allah, you will be blessed
(Muhammad P.B.U.H Don’t Know Ghaib/ Unseen, God May Tell Unseen To His Messengers
In verse no 19-23, Mushrakeen of Makkah reproached, when the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW calls you, you encircle him and mob him, whereas the responsibility of the messenger is to make the order of Allah to reach them, he does not have the strength to take any benefit or bring any harm on people.
Warning to Mushrikeen
In verses 24-25, Allah is giving a warning to Mushrakken that you are trying to overcome our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW due to his helplessness, but you will become helpless after someday. Indeed, Allah warns them that what he sees is unknown about you, you cannot see.
The Knower of the unseen is Allah Alone
In 26-28, in these verses, Allah tells the disbeliever that Allah knows your secret. He is deliberately keeping them away from you. Then Allah talks about the messages which the Prophet of Allah is trying to convey to us.
LESSONS OF SURAH JINN:
- After hearing the Qur’an, the Jinn were surprised as well and decided to accept Islam.
- Speaking about Allah calls for the greatest respect and care.
- Allah would bestow blessings on the people in this life if they remained faithful on the straight path.
- Whoever forgets to remember ALLAH, will suffer great suffering from ALLAH.
- No one else should be worshiped in the Masjid; it is just for the worship of Allah.
- Even the Prophet, was powerless to hurt anybody or provide them with wisdom apart from ALLAH’s Will.
- Anyone who disobeys Allah and His Messenger (PBUH) shall spend all of eternity in the Fire of Jahannam.
- Since Allah is the All-Knower of the Unseen, only those of the Messengers whom He chooses may have permission to have access to His knowledge, protecting the revelation from manipulation.
- ALLAH is fully aware of everything, including precise quantities
We have seen that Surah Jinn has a lot of importance, particularly, from a historical and protection point of view.
Benefits of reciting Surah Jinn
There are many benefits to reciting Surah Jin, both spiritual and practical, some are as follows
It protects us from the evils and Jinns
In a Hadith, Ibn Abbas (“Radhi Allahu ‘anhu”) narrated that,
‘Prophet Muhammad SAW went to the Ukaz, which was ground with his companions. After some time, the devil interrupted the communication by reaching the sky, Prophet Muhammad SAW, and his companion saw the flames sent by Allah. The devil returned. The Jinn that was with the devil said why did you come back? The devil said something like fire, and flames intervened in our approach towards the sky, which is why we could not bring the news.
He also clarified that fire interrupted us to reach the sky. One of the devils, which were there, told them that nothing happened between you and the news, but a significant event has occurred. He orders him to set out on the journey and try to find what an important event happened between you and the news.
They came near and listened to the recitation of the Quran by the Prophet Muhammad SAW. After listening, they came to a result of the important event for which they were trying to discover ways that the Surah jinn happened between the news and us. They concluded that is why our fellow jins were not successful in bringing the news.
IT PROTECTS US FROM KUFUR ( DENY FROM ONENESS OF ALLAH)
Allah descend upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW in Surah jinn,
The present Hadith tells us two things the Quran is the fountainhead of guidance and success. We should not associate anyone in our worship with Allah. Further, it tells us about the historical importance of the Surah Jinn.
IT HELPS US TO RECOVER FROM ILLNESS
In another Hadith, narrated by Abdur-Rahman Ibn Laila (“Radhi Allahu ‘anhu”), ‘once upon a time, an Arab came to Prophet Muhammad SAW said to the Prophet SAW that my brother is suffering from an illness. Prophet Muhammad inquired about his disease and visited prophet Muhammad PBUH on his instruction.
Prophet Muhammad SAW started recitation Surah jinn, ‘and he made high from the majesty after recitation Surah Fatihah, four verses from the beginning of Surah Al-Barqrah, two verses from the middle of Surah Al-Baqrah, Ayatul-Kursi, some verses of surah Al-Imran, and Surah Al-Araf. After reciting the verse from surah jinn, he recited some verses from Surah Al-Safat, and Surah Al-Hashar, and recited Al-Muawwidhatain.
Finally, the Bedouin stood up and felt him well. There was nothing wrong with them.
The reciter of Surah Jinn will be with Prophet Muhammad SAW on the Day of Judgment
In a Hadith, Imam Jaffar Sadiq (“Radhi Allahu ‘anhu”) narrated that, ( Sunan Ibn Majah)
FAQs related to Surah Jinn
how long is Surah Jinn, and what are the subjects of this Surah?
Surah Jinn is 28 verses long. Allah describes the incident of Jinn. Indeed, he wants to tell us what faith is. In other verses, he describes his principles that if one will do good work, he will meet with a good result, and one who will do evil deeds; will meet with good results.
What happens when you recite Surah Jinn 41 times
Some people believe that reciting Surah jinn helps in possession of jinn, but there is not any proof from the hadith or Quran about this myth.
What is the main difference between Satan and Jins?
There is a main difference existing between Satan and Jinns. Jins includes believers and non-believers. Moreover, they are also as noble as humans. They may be non-believers, which often involve themselves in mischievous activities while Satan has promised Allah, that he must distract the attention of the believers from Allah. He always will be involved in bad activities.
We hope that after reading this blog post, you will start to incorporate Surah Jinn into your daily routine. Remember, the more you recite it, the more rewards you will receive! What are you waiting for? Start reaping the benefits today!