Still the pagans have made some of His creation out to be a part of Him.1 Indeed, humankind is clearly ungrateful.
Has He taken ˹angels as His˺ daughters from what He created, and favoured you ˹O pagans˺ with sons?
Whenever one of them is given the good news of what they attribute to the Most Compassionate,1 his face grows gloomy, as he suppresses his rage.
˹Do they attribute to Him˺ those who are brought up in fineries and are not commanding in disputes?
Still they have labelled the angels, who are servants of the Most Compassionate, as female. Did they witness their creation? Their statement will be recorded, and they will be questioned!
And they argue, “Had the Most Compassionate willed, we would have never worshipped them.” They have no knowledge ˹in support˺ of this ˹claim˺. They do nothing but lie.
Or have We given them a Book ˹for proof˺, before this ˹Quran˺, to which they are holding firm?
In fact, they say, “We found our forefathers following a ˹particular˺ way, and we are following in their footsteps.”
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