Sahih Muslim Book 043, Hadith Number 7183.

Chapter : Pertaining to the Words of Allah: "Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of access to their Lord" (xvii. 57).

Abdullah b. Mas'ud reported in connection with the verse: "Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of access to their Lord," that it related to a group of people who worshipped a party amongst the Jinn. The group from amongst the Jinn embraced Islam, but the people kept worshipping them as they did before, and it was (on this occasion) that the verse was revealed: "Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of access to their Lord." This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Sulaimin with the same chain of transmitters.

 

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