Surah Az-Zumur, n.39

لَوْ أَرَادَ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَتَّخِذَ وَلَدًا لَاصْطَفَىٰ مِمَّا يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ ۖ هُوَ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ

If Allah desire to take a son to Himself, He1 will surely choose those He pleases from what He has created. Glory be to Him: He is Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all). (39:4)

قُلِ اللَّهَ أَعْبُدُ مُخْلِصًا لَهُ دِينِي

Say: Allah (it is Whom) I serve, being sincere to Him in my obedience: (39:14)

فَاعْبُدُوا مَا شِئْتُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ الْخَاسِرِينَ الَّذِينَ خَسِرُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَأَهْلِيهِمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ أَلَا ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْخُسْرَانُ الْمُبِينُ

Serve then what you like besides Him. Say: The losers surely are those who shall have lost themselves and their families on the day of resurrection; now surely that is the clear loss. (39:15)

  • 1. God would adopt one of His servants by his independent choice