There is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an (72: 1-2)

Say, [O Muhammad], "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, 'Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur'an. It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone.

The incident of a group of Jinns being amazed by the recitation of the Qur'an. But does this mean that the Holy Qur'an was revealed for them too? If so how is it guaranteed that they come to know of it? And what about the Angels? Do they need the Holy Qur'an?


Verily, this (the Quran) is no less than a Reminder to (all) the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns). (Qur'an 81:27)

So, for sure, it is a guidance for humans, and it is for Jinn too.

And when we(Jinn) heard the guidance, we believed in it. And whoever believes in his Lord will not fear deprivation or burden. (Qur'an 72:13)

And (remember) when We sent towards you (Muhammad SAW) Nafran (three to ten persons) of the jinns, (quietly) listening to the Quran, when they stood in the presence thereof, they said: "Listen in silence!" And when it was finished, they returned to their people, as warners. (Qur'an 46:29)

(It has been revealed to me that) When the slave of Allah (Muhammad SAW) stood up invoking (his Lord Allah) in prayer to Him they (the jinns) just made round him a dense crowd as if sticking one over the other (in order to listen to the Prophet's recitation) (Qur'an 72:19)

If so how is it guaranteed that they come to know of it?

We don't know. It is a matter of the unseen. But, to guess, as the above two verses say, when someone recites Qur'an, the jinn might listen to the reciter. We're unsure because, the verse describes about an event which happened, but does not say that it will always happen that way. So, beyond our scope.

And what about the Angels?

Indeed, We have made it an Arabic Qur'an that you might understand. And indeed it is, in the Mother of the Book with Us, exalted and full of wisdom. (Qur'an 43:3-4)

Again these are the verses which just give a clue, but are not clear. The same Qur'an which we have might be of guidance to the angels too(i.e. they may consider the verses useful for them out of that Qur'an) or may be the rules pertaining to them are inscribed in the "Mother of The Book" which we have no knowledge of.

May the creator guide us all.

  • More over the entire Surah Ar-Rahman(55) addresses the readers as "Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you both(Jinn and men) deny?", indicating, the verses are clearly talking to the Jinn and men both. Mar 16 '15 at 20:35

Yes,Quran is For humans and Jinns Only,and that because Allah leave us the freedom of choice, while the Angels have no this freedom ..

Allah said in Quraan :

"سنفرغ لكم ايها الثقلان "(Surat Ar-Raĥmān,verse 31)

"We will attend to you, O prominent beings"

and prominent mean humans and Jinns.

  • I have had a similar question at the back of my head for a long time. Do Jinns have different prophets? Oct 20 '14 at 6:43
  • do you want to say : if there were some jinn prophets ? Oct 20 '14 at 14:33
  • Maybe before prophet Mohammad .. The quraan and hadithes did not say anything about it.
    – A.khalaf
    Oct 21 '14 at 15:49

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