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Surah Jinn Ayat 2 in Arabic Text

يَهْدِىٓ إِلَى ٱلرُّشْدِ فَـَٔامَنَّا بِهِۦ ۖ وَلَن نُّشْرِكَ بِرَبِّنَآ أَحَدًۭا
Yahdeee ilar rushdi fa aamannaa bihee wa lan nushrika bi rabbinaaa ‘ahada

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 2

Sahih International
It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone.

Yusuf Ali
‘It gives guidance to the Right, and we have believed therein: we shall not join (in worship) any (gods) with our Lord.

Abul Ala Maududi
“We have indeed heard a wonderful Qur’an which guides to the Right Way; so we have come to believe in it, and we will not associate aught with Our Lord in His Divinity”;

Muhsin Khan
‘It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allah).

Pickthall
Which guideth unto righteousness, so we believe in it and we ascribe no partner unto our Lord.

Dr. Ghali
Guiding to right-mindedness; so we believe in it, and we will never associate with our Lord anyone.

Abdel Haleem
that gives guidance to the right path, and we have come to believe it––We shall never set up partners with our Lord––

Quran 72 Verse 2 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 2, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(72:2) “We have indeed heard a wonderful Qur’an[2] which guides to the Right Way; so we have come to believe in it, and we will not associate aught with Our Lord in His Divinity”;[3]


2. The words in the original are: Quran-un-ajaba, which means “something which is read again and again”, and the jinn probably used this word in this very meaning, for they were introduced to this divine revelation for the first time, and they did not perhaps know then that what they were hearing, was the Quran itself. Ajab is a superlative, which is used in Arabic for a wonderful thing. So, what the jinn said means: We have heard such a wonderful recital which is unique both in its language and in its subject-matter.

This also shows that the jinn not only hear what human beings say but also understand their language, although it is not necessary that all the jinn might know all the human languages. It is possible that those of them who live in a particular region of the earth might know the language of the people of that region. But in any case this statement of the Quran clearly shows that the jinn who listened to the Quran at that time were so conversant with the Arabic language that they not only appreciated the matchless eloquence of the divine word but also understood its sublime subject-matter.

3. This throws light on several things:

(1) That the jinn do not deny Allah’s existence and His being Lord and Sustainer.

(2) That among them there are polytheists also, who like polytheistic human beings ascribe divinity to others than Allah: thus, the community of the jinn whose members heard the Quran was polytheistic.

(3) That the Prophethood and revelation of divine scriptures does not exist among the jinn, but whoever of them believe, they believe in the Prophets raised among human beings and in the Books brought by them. This same thing is confirmed by( Surah Al-Ahqaf, Ayats 29-30), where it has been stated that the jinn who had then heard the Quran, were from among the followers of the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), and they after having heard the Quran, had invited their people to believe in the revelation that had been sent down by God confirming the previous scriptures. Surah Ar-Rahman also points to the same, for its whole subject-matter shows that the audience of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) invitation are both the men and the jinn.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 2 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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