Surah Jinn Ayat 5 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 5
And we had thought that mankind and the jinn would never speak about Allah a lie.
‘But we do think that no man or spirit should say aught that untrue against Allah.
and that “we had thought that men and jinn would never speak a lie about Allah”,
‘And verily, we thought that men and jinns would not utter a lie against Allah.
And lo! we had supposed that humankind and jinn would not speak a lie concerning Allah –
And that we surmised that humankind and the jinn would never speak against Allah a lie.
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.
(72:5) and that “we had thought that men and jinn would never speak a lie about Allah”,
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.
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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