By the Scripture which maketh plain,
Lo! We have appointed it a Lecture, in Arabic that haply ye may understand.
And Lo! in the Source of Decrees, which We possess, it is indeed sublime, decisive.
Shall We utterly ignore you because ye are a wanton folk?
How many a prophet did We send among the men of old!
And never came there unto them a prophet but they used to mock him.
Then We destroyed men mightier than these in prowess; and the example of the men of old hath gone (before them).
And if thou (Muhammad) ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, they will surely answer: The Mighty, the Knower created them;
Who made the earth a resting-place for you, and placed roads for you therein, that haply ye may find your way;
And Who sendeth down water from the sky in (due) measure, and We revive a dead land therewith. Even so will ye be brought forth;
He Who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon ye ride.
That ye may mount upon their backs, and may remember your Lord´s favour when ye mount thereon, and may say: Glorified be He Who hath subdued these unto us, and we were not capable (of subduing them);
And lo! unto our Lord we surely are returning.
And they allot to Him a portion of His bondmen! Lo! man is verily a mere ingrate.
Or chooseth He daughters of all that He hath created, and honoureth He you with sons?
And if one of them hath tidings of that which he likeneth to the Beneficent One, his countenance becometh black and he is full of inward rage.
(Liken they then to Allah) that which is bred up in outward show, and in dispute cannot make itself plain?
And they make the angels, who are the slaves of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned.
And they say: If the Beneficent One had (so) willed, we should not have worshipped them. They have no knowledge whatsoever of that. They do but guess.