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Surah Jinn Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّا ظَنَنَّآ أَن لَّن تَقُولَ ٱلْإِنسُ وَٱلْجِنُّ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ كَذِبًۭا
Wa annaa zanannaaa al lan taqoolal insu wal jinnu ‘al allahi kaziba

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
And we had thought that mankind and the jinn would never speak about Allah a lie.

Yusuf Ali
‘But we do think that no man or spirit should say aught that untrue against Allah.

Abul Ala Maududi
and that “we had thought that men and jinn would never speak a lie about Allah”,

Muhsin Khan
‘And verily, we thought that men and jinns would not utter a lie against Allah.

Pickthall
And lo! we had supposed that humankind and jinn would not speak a lie concerning Allah –

Dr. Ghali
And that we surmised that humankind and the jinn would never speak against Allah a lie.

Abdel Haleem
although we had thought that no man or jinn would [dare to] tell a lie about Him.

Quran 72 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(72:5) and that “we had thought that men and jinn would never speak a lie about Allah”,[6]


6. That is, we were misled by those falsehoods because we could never think that the men or the jinn could ever dare forge a lie about Allah, but having heard this Quran we now know that they were, in fact, liars.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 5 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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