What are the verses about Angels, Jinn, and Devils?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

It is difficult to give all the verses on the issue because there are also verses that indicate them, though not directly. Let us quote some verses about the issue:


"And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah . And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2/102)

"Also (forbidden are) married women—except (female) captives in your possession. This is Allah’s commandment to you. Lawful to you are all beyond these—as long as you seek them with your wealth in a legal marriage, not in fornication. Give those you have consummated marriage with their due dowries. It is permissible to be mutually gracious regarding the set dowry. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise." (Surah an-Nisa, 4/24)

"And they said, ´(If the Prophet is true and sincere in his claim) Why has not an angel been sent down to (help) him?´ But if We had sent down an angel the matter would have been decided, then they would not have been respited." (Surah al-An’am, 6/8, 9)

"Say, `I do not say to you that with me are the treasures of Allâh, nor do I know the unseen; and I do not say to you (that) I am an angel. I indeed follow only what is revealed to me.´ Say, `Can a blind person and one gifted with sight be alike?´ Will you not even then give thought?" (Surah al-An’am, 6/50)

"Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he might be of those possessing certainty." (Surah al-An’am, 6/75)

"Then Satan tempted them in order to expose what was hidden of their nakedness. He said, “Your Lord has forbidden this tree to you only to prevent you from becoming angels or immortals." (Surah al-Araf, 7/20)

"Have they ever reflected on the wonders of the heavens and the earth, and everything Allah has created, and that perhaps their end is near? So what message after this (Quran) would they believe in?" (Surah al-Araf, 7/185)

"They will excuse themselves to you when you go back to them. Say: Urge no excuse, by no means will we believe you; indeed Allah has informed us of matters relating to you; and now Allah and His Messenger will see your doings, then you shall be brought back to the Knower of the unseen and the seen, then He will inform you of what you did." (Surah at-Tawbah, 9/94)

"And say (unto them): Act! Allah will behold your actions, and (so will) His messenger and the believers, and you will be brought back to the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, and He will tell you what you used to do." (Surah at- Tawbah, 9/105)

"Perhaps you (O Prophet) may wish to give up some of what is revealed to you and may be distressed by it because they say, “If only a treasure had been sent down to him, or an angel had come with him!” You are only a warner, and Allah is the Trustee of All Affairs." (Surah Hud, 11/12)

"I do not say to you that I possess Allah’s treasuries or know the unseen, nor do I claim to be an angel, nor do I say that Allah will never grant goodness to those you look down upon. Allah knows best what is hidden within them. (If I did) then I would truly be one of the wrongdoers." (Surah Hud, 11/31)

“When she heard about their gossip, she invited them and set a banquet for them. She gave each one a knife, then said (to Joseph), “Come out before them.” When they saw him, they were so stunned (by his beauty) that they cut their hands, and exclaimed, “Good God! This cannot be human; this must be a noble angel!" (Surah Yusuf, 12/31)

"Say, `Had there been angels on the earth (in place of human beings) walking about secure and sound We (too) would have invariably sent down an angel from heaven as a Messenger to them.´" (Surah al-Isra, 17/95)

"And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam; they made obeisance but Iblis (did it not). He was of the jinn, so he transgressed the commandment of his Lord. What! would you then take him and his offspring for friends rather than Me, and they are your enemies? Evil is (this) change for the unjust." (Surah al-Kahf, 18/50)

"And they say: "What sort of a messenger is this, who eats food, and walks through the streets? Why has not an angel been sent down to him to give admonition with him? " (Surah al-Furqan, 25/7)

"Say, `The angel of death who has been put in charge of you will carry your soul off, then to your Lord you will be made to return.´” (Surah as-Sajdah, 32/11)

"(Imagine) how many (noble) angels are in the heavens! (Even) their intercession would be of no benefit whatsoever, until Allah gives permission to whoever He wills and (only for the people He) approves." (Surah an-Najm, 53/26)

“And the angels will be (standing) on all sides (of the heaven) and eight (divine powers) will on that day be above them bearing the Throne of Power of your Lord.” (Surah Al-Haqqah, 69/17)

“…and your Lord comes ˹to judge˺ with angels, rank upon rank” (Surah al-Fajr, 89/22)


“Yet they ascribe to Allâh as (His) associates the jinns, although He has created them also. And they falsely ascribe to Him sons and daughters without any knowledge. Glory be to Him. And He is far beyond and above all the things that they attribute (to Him).” (Surah al-An’am, 6/100)

"And so We have made for every prophet enemies—devilish humans and jinn—whispering to one another with elegant words of deception. Had it been your Lord’s Will, they would not have done such a thing. So leave them and their deceit.” (Surah al-An’am, 6/112)

"And on the day when He shall gather them all together: O assembly of jinn! you took away a great part of mankind. And their friends from among the men shall say: Our Lord! some of us profited by others and we have reached our appointed term which You appointed for us. He shall say: The fire is your abode, to abide in it, except as Allah is pleased; surely your Lord is Wise, Knowing." (Surah al-An’am, 6/128)

“O assembly of jinn and men! did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My communications and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours? They shall say: We bear witness against ourselves; and this world´s life deceived them, and they shall bear witness against their own souls that they were unbelievers.” (Surah al-An’am, 6/130)

“Allah will say: Enter into fire among the nations that have passed away before you from among jinn and men; whenever a nation shall enter, it shall curse its sister (evil-doing community), until when they have all come up with one another into it; the last of them shall say with regard to the foremost of them: Our Lord! these led us astray therefore give them a double chastisement of the fire. He will say: Every one shall have double but you do not know. “ (Surah al-Araf, 7/38)

"And certainly We have created for hell many of the jinn and the men; they have hearts with which they do not understand, and they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear; they are as cattle, nay, they are in worse errors; these are the heedless ones." (Surah al-Araf, 7/179)

"Except those on whom your Lord has mercy; and for this did He create them; and the word of your Lord is fulfilled: Certainly I will fill hell with the jinn and the men, all together." (Surah Hud, 11/119)

" Say: "If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur´an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support." (Surah al-Isra, 17/88)

"And there were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were formed into groups." (Surah an-Naml, 27/17)

"One audacious among the jinn said: I will bring it to you before you rise up from your place; and most surely I am strong (and) trusty for it." (Surah an-Naml, 27/39)

"If We had so willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance: but the Word from Me will come true, "I will fill Hell with Jinns and men all together." (Surah as-Sajdah, 32/13)

“And (We made) the wind (subservient) to Sulaiman, which made a month´s journey in the morning and a month´s journey in the evening, and We made a fountain of molten copper to flow out for him, and of the jinn there were those who worked before him by the command of his Lord; and whoever turned aside from Our command from among them, We made him taste of the punishment of burning.” (Surah Saba, 34/12)

"Then, when We decreed (Solomon´s) death, nothing showed them his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his staff: so when he fell down, the Jinns saw plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in the humiliating Penalty (of their Task)." (Surah Saba, 32/14)

"They will say, `Holy is Your name. It is You Who are our Protector against them, not they. It was not us but the jinns that they worshipped. It was in them that most of them believed." (Surah Saba, 34/41)

"And they assert a relationship between Him (Allah) and the jinn; and certainly the jinn do know that they shall surely be brought up." (Surah as-Saffat, 37/158)

"And We have appointed for them comrades so they have made fair-seeming to them what is before them and what is behind them, and the word proved true against them-- among the nations of the jinn and the men that have passed away before them-- that they shall surely be losers." (Surah Fussilat, 41/25)

"And the Unbelievers will say: "Our Lord! Show us those, among Jinns and men, who misled us: We shall crush them beneath our feet, so that they become the vilest (before all)." (Surah Fussilat, 41/29)

"These are they against whom the word has proved true among nations of the jinn and the men that have already passed away before them; surely they are losers." (Surah al-Ahqaf, 46/18)

"And when We turned towards you a party of the jinn who listened to the Quran; so when they came to it, they said: Be silent; then when it was finished, they turned back to their people warning (them)." (Surah al-Ahqaf, 46/29)

"I created the jinn and humankind only that they worship Me." (Surah adh-Dhariyat, 51/56)

"And the jinn did He create of smokeless fire..." (Surah ar-Rahman, 55/15)

"O assembly of the jinn and the men! If you are able to pass through the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass through; you cannot pass through but with authority." (Surah ar-Rahman, 55/33)

"Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened (to the Qur´an). They said, ´We have really heard a wonderful Recital!" (Surah al-Jinn, 72/1)

"And that we (jinns) thought that men and jinn did not utter a lie against Allah." (Surah al-Jinn, 72/5)

"And that persons from among men used to seek refuge with persons from among jinn, so they increased them in wrongdoing." (Surah al-Jinn, 72/6)

"From among the jinn and the men." (Surah an-Nas, 114/6)


"But the Devil made them slip from it, and caused them to depart from the state in which they were. And We said: Go forth, some of you are the enemies of others and there is for you in the earth an abode and a provision for a time." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2/36)

"O mankind! Eat the lawful and good things out of what is in the earth, and do not follow the footsteps of the Shaitan (devil); surely he is your open enemy." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2/168)

“O you who believe, enter into complete peace and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Surely he is your open enemy." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2/208)

"Satan threatens you with poverty and incites you to niggardliness. But Allâh promises you forgiveness from Himself and affluence. And Allâh is Bountiful, All-Knowing." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2/268)

"Those who practice usury and interest, (their condition is such as) they will not be able to stand except like the standing of one who has lost his reason under the influence of satan. That is so because they say, `Trade is just like usury and interest.´ Whereas Allah has made trade lawful and made interest unlawful. Then whosoever has received (this) admonition from his Lord and keeps away (from usury and interest) he may keep whatever (interest) he has taken in the past." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2/275)

"But when she gave birth to it she said, `My Lord! I have given birth to a female.´ Allâh knew best what she had given birth to, and the male (she was thinking of) was not like this female (she had brought forth). `I have named her Mary and I do commend her to Your protection and (also) her offspring (to be saved) from satan, the accursed.´" (Surah Aal-i Imran, 3/36)

"(As for) those of you who turned back on the day when the two armies met, only the Shaitan sought to cause them to make a slip on account of some (evil) deeds they had done, and certainly Allah has pardoned them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing." (Surah Aal-i Imran, 3/155)

"It is only the Shaitan that causes you to fear from his friends, but do not fear them, and fear Me if you are believers." (Surah Aal-i Imran, 3/175)

"And those who spend their property (in alms) to be seen of the people and do not believe in Allah nor in the last day; and as for him whose associate is the Shaitan, an evil associate is he!" (Surah an-Nisa, 4/38)

"Have you not seen those who assert that they believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They desire to summon one another to the judgment of the Shaitan, though they were commanded to deny him, and the Shaitan desires to lead them astray into a remote error." (Surah an-Nisa, 4/60)

"Believers fight for the cause of Allah, whereas disbelievers fight for the cause of the Devil. So fight against Satan’s ˹evil˺ forces. Indeed, Satan’s schemes are ever weak." (Surah an-Nisa, 4/76)

"O you who believe! intoxicants and games of chance, and alters set up for false deities and divining arrows are only abominations, some of satan´s handiworks, Leave them aside in order that you may succeed. Satan only intends to precipitate enmity and hatred between you by means of intoxicants and games of chance and to stop you from the remembrance of Allâh and from (observing your) Prayer. Will you not then be the abstainer (therefrom)?" (Surah al-Maidah, 5/90, 91)

"And when you see those who engage in vain discourse about Our Messages, turn away from them, until they engage in a topic other than that. And if satan should make you forget this (advice of Ours), then sit no more, after (its) recollection, with such wrong-doers." (Surah al-An’am, 6/68)

"And of cattle (He created) beasts of burden and those which are fit for slaughter only; eat of what Allah has given you and do not follow the footsteps of the Shaitan; surely he is your open enemy. " (Surah al-An’am, 6/142)

"Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden from them of their shame, and he said: Your Lord forbade you from this tree only lest you should become angels or become of the immortals." (Surah al-Araf, 7/20)

"Then he caused them to fall by deceit; so when they tasted of the tree, their evil inclinations became manifest to them, and they both began to cover themselves with the leaves of the garden; and their Lord called out to them: Did I not forbid you both from that tree and say to you that the Shaitan is your open enemy?" (Surah al-Araf, 7/22)

"Indeed, when Satan whispers to those mindful of Allah, they remember their Lord then they start to see things clearly." (Surah al-Araf, 7/201)

"And when the Shaitan made their works fair seeming to them, and said: No one can overcome you this day, and surely I am your protector: but when the two parties came in sight of each other he turned upon his heels, and said: Surely I am clear of you, surely I see what you do not see, surely I fear Allah; and Allah is severe in requiting (evil)." (Surah al-Anfal, 8/48)

"He said: O my son! do not relate your vision to your brothers, lest they devise a plan against you; surely the Shaitan is an open enemy to man." (Surah Yusuf, 12/5)

"And of the two, he knew to be the one who would be released, he said, `Mention me to your lord.´ But satan made him (-the released person) forget to mention (Joseph) to his lord so that he (Joseph) remained confined in the prison for a few years.” (Surah  Yusuf, 12/42)

"And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is decided: Surely Allah promised you the promise of truth, and I gave you promises, then failed to keep them to you, and I had no authority over you, except that I called you and you obeyed me, therefore do not blame me but blame yourselves: I cannot be your aider (now) nor can you be my aiders; surely I disbelieved in your associating me with Allah before; surely it is the unjust that shall have the painful punishment." (Surah Ibrahim, 14/22)

"And (moreover) We have guarded them from every cursed devil.” (Surah al-Hijr, 15/17)

"By Allah, We (also) sent (Our messengers) to Peoples before thee; but Satan made, (to the wicked), their own acts seem alluring: He is also their patron today, but they shall have a most grievous penalty.” (Surah an-Nahl, 16/63)

"Certainly, the squanderers are like satans and satan is always ungrateful to his Lord." (Surah al-Isra, 17/27)

"He said: Did you see when we took refuge on the rock then I forgot the fish, and nothing made me forget to speak of it but the Shaitan, and it took its way into the river; what a wonder!" (Surah al-Kahf, 18/63)

"O my father! serve not the Shaitan, surely the Shaitan is disobedient to the Beneficent Allah." (Surah Maryam, 19/44)

"But satan made an evil suggestion to him. He said, `Adam! Shall I direct you to the tree which leads to eternal life and a kingdom which never decays?" (Surah Ta ha, 20/120)

"So that He may make what the Shaitan casts a trial for those in whose hearts is disease and those whose hearts are hard; and most surely the unjust are in a great opposition." (Surah al-Hajj, 22/53)

"O you who believe! do not follow the footsteps of the Shaitan, and whoever follows the footsteps of the Shaitan, then surely he bids the doing of indecency and evil; and were it not for Allah´s grace upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have ever been pure, but Allah purifies whom He pleases; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing." (Surah an-Nur, 24/21)

"He verily led me astray from the Reminder (Qur´ân) after it had reached me. Satan was ever man´s deserter in the hour of need." (Surah al-Furqan , 25/29)

"I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the Shaitan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and thus turned them from the way, so they do not go aright.“ (Surah an-Naml, 27/24)

"And he entered the city at a time when its people were not watching: and he found there two men fighting,- one of his own religion, and the other, of his foes. He who was of his religion cried out to him for help against him who was of his foes, and Moses struck him with his fist and made an end of him. He said: "This is a work of Evil (Satan): for he is an enemy that manifestly misleads!" (Surah al-Qasas, 28/15)

" And (We destroyed) Ad and Samood, and from their dwellings (this) is apparent to you indeed; and the Shaitan made their deeds fair-seeming to them, so he kept them back from the path, though they were endowed with intelligence and skill.” ( Surah  al-Ankabut, 29/38)

"And when it is said to them: Follow what Allah has revealed, they say: Nay, we follow that on which we found our fathers. What! though the Shaitan calls them to the chastisement of the burning fire!" (Surah Luqman, 31/21)

"Surely the Shaitan is your enemy, so take him for an enemy; he only invites his party that they may be inmates of the burning." (Surah Fatir, 35/6)

"Did I not enjoin on you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?” (Surah Ya Sin, 36/60)

"And remember Our servant Ayyub (Job), when he called upon his Lord: The Shaitan has afflicted me with toil and torment.” (Surah Sad, 38/41)

"Should some sort of trouble from satan whisper to you, seek refuge in Allah. For surely He, only He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing." (Surah Fussilat, 41/36)

"Those who turn back as apostates after Guidance was clearly shown to them,- the Evil One has instigated them and busied them up with false hopes.” (Surah Muhammad (pbuh), 47/25)

"The Shaitan has gained the mastery over them, so he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah; they are the Shaitan´s party; now surely the Shaitan´s party are the losers. " (Surah al-Mujadila, 58/19)

"Like the Shaitan when he says to man: Disbelieve, but when he disbelieves, he says: I am surely clear of you; surely I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds." (Surah al-Hashr, 59/16)

"Nor is it the word of the cursed Shaitan." (Surah at-Takwir, 81/25)

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