Surah Al-Saffat, n. 37

إِنَّ إِلَٰهَكُمْ لَوَاحِدٌ

Most surely your Allah is One (37:4)

رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَرَبُّ الْمَشَارِقِ

The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and Lord of the easts1 (37:5)

فَاسْتَفْتِهِمْ أَلِرَبِّكَ الْبَنَاتُ وَلَهُمُ الْبَنُونَ

Then ask them whether your Lord has daughters2 and they have sons (37:149)

أَمْ خَلَقْنَا الْمَلَائِكَةَ إِنَاثًا وَهُمْ شَاهِدُونَ

Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses? (37:150)

أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ مِنْ إِفْكِهِمْ لَيَقُولُونَ

Now surely it is of their own lie that they say (37:151)

وَلَدَ اللَّهُ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ

Allah has begotten; and most surely they are liars (37:152)

أَصْطَفَى الْبَنَاتِ عَلَى الْبَنِين

Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons? (37:153)

مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ

What is the matter with you, how is it that you judge? (37:154)

أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ

Will you not then reflect? (37:155)

أَمْ لَكُمْ سُلْطَانٌ مُبِينٌ

Or have you a clear authority? (37:156)

فَأْتُوا بِكِتَابِكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

Then bring your book, if you are truthful (37:157)

وَجَعَلُوا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْجِنَّةِ نَسَبًا ۚ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمَتِ الْجِنَّةُ إِنَّهُمْ لَمُحْضَرُونَ

And they assert a relationship between Him and the jinn; and certainly the jinn do know that they shall surely be brought up (37:158)

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ

Glory be to Allah (for freedom) from what they3 describe (37:159)

إِلَّا عِبَادَ اللَّهِ الْمُخْلَصِينَ

But not so the servants of Allah, the purified ones (37:160)

فَإِنَّكُمْ وَمَا تَعْبُدُونَ

So surely you and what you worship (37:161)

مَا أَنْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ بِفَاتِنِينَ

Not against Him can you cause (any) to fall into trial (37:162)

إِلَّا مَنْ هُوَ صَالِ الْجَحِيمِ

Save him who will go to hell (37:163)

  • 1. Imagined as gods or equal to God or imagined to exist
  • 2. The angels worshipped by the heathens as the daughters of God
  • 3. People in general