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Surah Al-An’am Ayat 128 in Arabic Text

وَيَوْمَ يَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعًۭا يَـٰمَعْشَرَ ٱلْجِنِّ قَدِ ٱسْتَكْثَرْتُم مِّنَ ٱلْإِنسِ ۖ وَقَالَ أَوْلِيَآؤُهُم مِّنَ ٱلْإِنسِ رَبَّنَا ٱسْتَمْتَعَ بَعْضُنَا بِبَعْضٍۢ وَبَلَغْنَآ أَجَلَنَا ٱلَّذِىٓ أَجَّلْتَ لَنَا ۚ قَالَ ٱلنَّارُ مَثْوَىٰكُمْ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيهَآ إِلَّا مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ حَكِيمٌ عَلِيمٌۭ
Wa yawma yahshuruhum jamee’ai yaa ma’sharal jinni qadistaksartum minal insi wa qaala awliyaa’uhum minal insi Rabbanas tamta’a ba’dunaa biba’dinw wa balaghnaaa ajalannal lazeee ajjalta lanaa; qaalan Naaru maswaakum khaalideena feehaaa illaa maa shaaa’allaah; inna Rabbaka Hakeemun ‘Aleem

English Translation

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Sahih International
And [mention, O Muhammad], the Day when He will gather them together [and say], “O company of jinn, you have [misled] many of mankind.” And their allies among mankind will say, “Our Lord, some of us made use of others, and we have [now] reached our term, which you appointed for us.” He will say, “The Fire is your residence, wherein you will abide eternally, except for what Allah wills. Indeed, your Lord is Wise and Knowing.”

Yusuf Ali
One day will He gather them all together, (and say): “O ye assembly of Jinns! Much (toll) did ye take of men.” Their friends amongst men will say: “Our Lord! we made profit from each other: but (alas!) we reached our term – which thou didst appoint for us.” He will say: “The Fire be your dwelling-place: you will dwell therein for ever, except as Allah willeth.” for thy Lord is full of wisdom and knowledge.

Abul Ala Maududi
And on the Day when He shall muster them all together, He will say (to the jinn): ‘O assembly of the jinn, you have seduced a good many of mankind.’ And their companions from among the humans will say: ‘Our Lord! We did indeed benefit from one another and now have reached the term which You had set for us.’ Thereupon Allah will say: ‘The Fire is now your abode, and therein you shall abide.’ Only those whom Allah wills shall escape the Fire. Surely your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.

Muhsin Khan
And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): “O you assembly of jinns! Many did you mislead of men,” and their Auliya’ (friends and helpers, etc.) amongst men will say: “Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us.” He will say: “The Fire be your dwelling-place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allah may will. Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.”

Pickthall
In the day when He will gather them together (He will say): O ye assembly of the jinn! Many of humankind did ye seduce. And their adherents among humankind will say: Our Lord! We enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at the appointed term which Thou appointedst for us. He will say: Fire is your home. Abide therein for ever, save him whom Allah willeth (to deliver). Lo! thy Lord is Wise, Aware.

Dr. Ghali
And the Day (when) He will muster them altogether (and say), “O company of jinn, you have already made much of humankind.” And their patrons among humankind will say, “Our Lord; we have enjoyed (privileges) with one another, (Literally: some of them with some “others”) and we have reached the term You have appointed for us.” He will say, “The Fire is your lodging, eternally (abiding) therein, except as Allah decides.” Surely your Lord is Ever-Wise, Ever-Knowing.

Abdel Haleem
On the day He gathers everyone together [saying], ‘Company of jinn! You have seduced a great many humans,’ their adherents among mankind will say, ‘Lord, we have profited from one another, but now we have reached the appointed time You decreed for us.’ He will say, ‘Your home is the Fire, and there you shall remain’- unless God wills otherwise: [Prophet], your Lord is all wise, all knowing.

Quran 6 Verse 128 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-An’am ayat 128, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(6:128) And on the Day when He shall muster them all together, He will say (to the jinn):[94] ‘O assembly of the jinn, you have seduced a good many of mankind.’ And their companions from among the humans will say: ‘Our Lord! We did indeed benefit from one another[95] and now have reached the term which You had set for us.’ Thereupon Allah will say: ‘The Fire is now your abode, and therein you shall abide.’ Only those whom Allah wills shall escape the Fire. Surely your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.[96]


94. The term finn here refers to the evil ones among the jinn.

95. This means that they had derived unfair benefit from one another and had served their selfish ends by mutual deception.

96. Even though God has the right to punish whoever He wishes and to forgive whoever He wishes, His punishing and forgiving will be neither arbitrary nor whimsical. It will rather be founded on absolute knowledge and wisdom. God will forgive those whom He knows not to be responsible for their guilt, and thus not liable to punishment according to His wisdom and justice.

Ibn-Kathir

128. And on the Day when He will gather them together (and say): “O you assembly of Jinn! Many did you mislead of men,” and their friends among the people will say: “Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us. ” He will say: “The Fire be your dwelling place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allah may will. Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing.”) Allah says, `Mention, O Muhammad, in what you convey and warn,’ that,


﴿وَيَوْمَ يَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعاً﴾

(on the Day when He will gather them (all) together.) gather the Jinns and their loyal supporters from mankind who used to worship them in this life, seek refuge with them, obey them and inspire each other with adorned, deceitful speech. Allah will proclaim then,

﴿يَـمَعْشَرَ الْجِنِّ قَدِ اسْتَكْثَرْتُم مِّنَ الإِنْسِ﴾

(O you assembly of Jinn! Many did you mislead of men,) So the Ayah;

﴿قَدِ اسْتَكْثَرْتُم مِّنَ الإِنْسِ﴾

(Many did you mislead of men) refers to their misguiding and leading them astray. Allah also said;

﴿أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يبَنِى ءَادَمَ أَن لاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ الشَّيطَـنَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ – وَأَنِ اعْبُدُونِى هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ – وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ مِنْكُمْ جِبِلاًّ كَثِيراً أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْقِلُونَ ﴾

(Did I not command you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship Shaytan. Verily, he is a plain enemy to you. And that you should worship Me. That is the straight path. And indeed he (Shaytan) did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did you not, then, understand) ﴿36:60-62﴾, and

﴿وَقَالَ أَوْلِيَآؤُهُم مِّنَ الإِنْسِ رَبَّنَا اسْتَمْتَعَ بَعْضُنَا بِبَعْضٍ﴾

(and their friends among the people will say: “Our Lord! We benefited one from the other…”) The friends of the Jinns among humanity will give this answer to Allah, after Allah chastises them for being misguided by the Jinns. Al-Hasan commented, “They benefited from each other when the Jinns merely commanded and mankind obeyed.” Ibn Jurayj said, “During the time of Jahiliyyah, a man would reach a land and proclaim, `I seek refuge with the master (Jinn) of this valley,’ and this is how they benefited from each other. They used this as an excuse for them on the Day of Resurrection.” Therefore, the Jinns benefit from humans since humans revere the Jinns by invoking them for help. The Jinns would then proclaim, “We became the masters of both mankind and the Jinns.”

﴿وَبَلَغْنَآ أَجَلَنَا الَّذِى أَجَّلْتَ لَنَا﴾

(but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us.) meaning, death, according to As-Suddi.

﴿قَالَ النَّارُ مَثْوَاكُمْ﴾

(He (Allah) will say: “The Fire be your dwelling place…”) where you will reside and live, you and your friends,

﴿خَـلِدِينَ فِيهَآ﴾

(you will dwell therein forever. ) and will never depart except what Allah may will.

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