How did the incident of a group of jinn becoming Muslims take place when the Prophet (pbuh) returned from Taif?

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How did the incident of a group of jinn becoming Muslims take place when the Prophet (pbuh) returned from Taif?
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Before returning to Mecca, our Holy Prophet (PBUH) rested in a place called Nahla for some time. When he started to perform a prayer, a group of Nusaybin jinn became Muslims upon hearing our Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) recital of the Quran. Afterwards, they returned to their tribe and invited their kin to testify to faith. (1)

The Quran informs us of this incident:

“And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Qur'an and, when they were in its presence, said: 'Give ear!..' and, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning. They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a scripture which hath been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and a right road. O our people! respond to Allah's summoner and believe in Him. He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom.” (2)

Footnotes:

1. Ibn Hisham, ibid, V. 2, p. 60-63; Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqat, V. 1, p. 122.
2. al-Ahqaf, 29-31; see al-Jinn, 1-15.

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