Verse. 5453

٧٢ - ٱلْجِنّ

72 - Al-Jinn

وَّاَنَّہٗ كَانَ رِجَالٌ مِّنَ الْاِنْسِ يَعُوْذُوْنَ بِرِجَالٍ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَزَادُوْہُمْ رَہَقًا۝۶ۙ
Waannahu kana rijalun mina alinsi yaAAoothoona birijalin mina aljinni fazadoohum rahaqan


Ahmed Ali

But some men used to seek refuge with some jinns, and this increased their waywardness;



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : allah then said: (and indeed (o muhammad) individuals of humankind used to invoke the protection of individuals of the jinn so that they increased them) because of that (in revolt (against allah)) in pride, arrogance, sedition, and corruption. this is because they were afraid of them whenever they travelled, caught a game or camped in a valley. and to avoid their harm they used to say: “we seek refuge in the master of this valley from the foolish ones of his folk” after which they felt safe. as a result, the masters of these places increased in nothing but pride and arrogance towards the communality among their folk. there are three kinds of jinn: one kind flies in the air; another kind ascends and descends wherever they wish; and a third kind resembles dogs and snakes;

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and that certain individuals of mankind used to seek the protection of certain individuals of the jinn, when they stopped over in dangerous places during their journeys — whereat every man would say, ‘i seek the protection of the lord of this place against the evil of the insolent ones in it’ — so that they increased them, by their seeking their protection, in oppressiveness, such that they would say, ‘we are now lords of jinn and humans!’.