043 - Soorah az-Zukhruf - (The Gold Adornments) - [Makkee]
[043:011] And Who sends down water (rain) from the sky in due measure, then We revive a dead land therewith, and even so you will be brought forth (from the graves).
[043:012] And Who has created all the pairs and has appointed for you ships and cattle on which you ride,
[043:013] In order that you may mount on their backs, and then may remember the Favour of your Lord when you mount thereon, and say: "Glorified is He Who has subjected this to us, and we could have never had it (by our efforts).
[043:014] And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return!"
[043:015] Yet, they assign to some of His slaves a share with Him (by pretending that He has children, and considering them as equals or co-partners in worship with Him). Verily, man is indeed a manifest ingrate!
[043:016] Or has He taken daughters out of what He has created, and He has selected for you sons?
[043:017] And if one of them is informed of the news of (the birth of a girl) that which he sets forth as a parable to the Most Gracious (Allâh), his face becomes dark, and he is filled with grief!
[043:018] (Like they then for Allâh) a creature who is brought up in adornments (wearing silk and gold ornaments, i.e. women), and who in dispute cannot make herself clear?
[043:019] And they make the angels who themselves are slaves of the Most Gracious (Allâh) females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded, and they will be questioned!
[043:020] And they said: "If it had been the Will of the Most Gracious (Allâh), we should not have worshipped them (false deities)." They have no knowledge whatsoever of that. They do nothing but lie!
[043:021] Or have We given them any Book before this (the Qur'ân) to which they are holding fast?
[043:022] Nay! They say: "We found our fathers following a certain way and religion, and we guide ourselves by their footsteps."