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How often does the Quran mention jinns?

The Quran mentions jinns (the words jinn) 32 times in 31 verses. The Quran, as the divine scripture of Islam, holds profound wisdom and guidance. In this exploration, you will know how often does the Quran mention jinns? Discovering their significance, interactions, and insights provided by Allah. Satan is not a separate creature from jinn, but those who are unbelievers among the jinn are called Satan. We will focus on the word “jinn” only.

So here are 31 Quranic verses with English translations in which jinns have mentioned:

Four times in Surah An’am:

  1. But they have attributed to Allah partners – the jinn, while He has created them – and have fabricated for Him sons and daughters. Exalted is He and high above what they describe (An’am:100)
  2. And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy – devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion….(An’am:112)
  3. And [mention, O Muhammad], the Day when He will gather them together [and say], “O company of jinn, you have [misled] many of mankind.” And their allies among mankind will say, “Our Lord, some of us made use of others, and we have [now] reached our term, which you appointed for us.” He will say, “The Fire is your residence, wherein you will abide eternally, except for what Allah wills. Indeed, your Lord is Wise and Knowing.” (An’am:128)
  4. O company of jinn and mankind, did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say, “We bear witness against ourselves”; and the worldly life had deluded them, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. (An’am:130)

Two times in Surah Al-A’raf:

  1. [Allah] will say, “Enter among nations which had passed on before you of jinn and mankind into the Fire.” Every time a nation enters, it will curse its sister until, when they have all overtaken one another therein, the last of them will say about the first of them “Our Lord, these had misled us, so give them a double punishment of the Fire. He will say, “For each is double, but you do not know.” (Al-A’raf:38)
  2. And We have certainly created for Hell many of the jinn and mankind. They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear. Those are like livestock; rather, they are more astray. It is they who are the heedless. (Al-A’raf:179)

Once in Surah Hud:

  1. Except whom your Lord has given mercy, and for that He created them. But the word of your Lord is to be fulfilled that, “I will surely fill Hell with jinn and men all together.” (Hud:119)

Once in Surah Al-Hijr:

  1. And the jinn We created before from scorching fire. (Al-Hijr:27)

Once in Surah Al-Isra:

  1. Say, “If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants.” (Al-Isra:88)

Once in Surah Al-Kahf:

  1. And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. (Al-Kahf:50)

Two times in Surah Al-Naml:

  1. And gathered for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were [marching] in rows. (An-Naml:17)
  2. A powerful one from among the jinn said, “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place, and indeed, I am for this [task] strong and trustworthy.” (An-Naml:39)

Once in Surah As-Sajda:

  1. And if We had willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me will come into effect [that] “I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all together. (As-Sajda:13)

Three times in Surah Saba:

  1. And to Solomon [We subjected] the wind – its morning [journey was that of] a month – and its afternoon [journey was that of] a month, and We made flow for him a spring of [liquid] copper. And among the jinn were those who worked for him by the permission of his Lord. And whoever deviated among them from Our command – We will make him taste of the punishment of the Blaze. (Saba:12)
  2. And when We decreed for Solomon death, nothing indicated to the jinn his death except a creature of the earth eating his staff. But when he fell, it became clear to the jinn that if they had known the unseen, they would not have remained in humiliating punishment. (Saba:14)
  3. They will say, “Exalted are You! You, [O Allah], are our benefactor not them. Rather, they used to worship the jinn; most of them were believers in them.” (Saba:41)

Once in Surah Saffat:

  1. And they have claimed between Him and the jinn a lineage, but the jinn have already known that they [who made such claims] will be brought to [punishment]. (As-Saffat:158)

Two times in Surah Fussilat:

  1. And We appointed for them companions who made attractive to them what was before them and what was behind them [of sin], and the word has come into effect upon them among nations which had passed on before them of jinn and men. Indeed, they [all] were losers. (Fussilat:25)
  2. And those who disbelieved will [then] say, “Our Lord, show us those who misled us of the jinn and men [so] we may put them under our feet that they will be among the lowest.” (Fussilat:29)

Two times in Surah Ahqaf:

  1. Those are the ones upon whom the word has come into effect, [who will be] among nations which had passed on before them of jinn and men. Indeed, they [all] were losers. (Ahqaf:18)
  2. And [mention, O Muhammad], when We directed to you a few of the jinn, listening to the Qur’an. (Ahqaf:29)

Onec in Surah Adh-Dhariyat:

  1. And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. (Adh-Dhariyat:56)

Five times in Surah Ar-Rahman:

  1. And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. (Ar-Rahman:15)
  2. O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass. You will not pass except by authority [from Allah]. (Ar-Rahman:33)
  3. Then on that Day none will be asked about his sin among men or jinn. (Ar-Rahman:39)
  4. In them are women limiting [their] glances, untouched before them by man or jinni (Ar-Rahman:56)
  5. Untouched before them by man or jinni – (74)

Three times Quran mentions jinns in Surah Al-Jinn:

  1. 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. (Al-Jinn:1)
  2. And we had thought that mankind and the jinn would never speak about Allah a lie. (Al-Jinn:5)
  3. And there were men from mankind who sought refuge in men from the jinn, so they [only] increased them in burden. (Al-Jinn:6)

Once in Surah Naas:

  1. From among the jinn and mankind.” (Al-Naas:6)


  • Islam acknowledges the existence of jinn, created by Allah from fire.
  • Jinns are capable of good and evil actions.
  • Jinns are instructed to worship Allah just like humans. Their purpose in life is similar to humans, they eat, they drink, they marry, they have their children, and even they are instructed and guided the same way as humans.
  • Allah commands them to engage in good deeds and to obey and worship Him alone as the one true God.
  • Jinn are accountable for their actions and will be judged on the Day of Judgment.
  • Prophets and Messengers were not only sent down to guide the humans but they were sent down to guide both the humans and jinn.
  • Some jinn may choose to believe in and submit to Allah, while others may become enemies of both humans and the Prophets.
  • Islam warns against seeking bad assistance or bad guidance from jinns.
  • Jinns can whisper into people’s hearts.
  • They cannot lend an ear to the esteemed assembly of angels. If they try to plant their ears, they are constantly pelted with embers. However, there may be an exception where a devil stealthily manages to listen to some words, but they are relentlessly pursued by a burning flame, radiant and piercing.
  • You should rely on Allah, and perform prayers and seek His refuge to protect you from harmful jinn, This helps you keep safe from the negative effects of malevolent jinn.

I hope this post helped you discover how often does the Quran mention jinns?

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