۞ He it is who created you from a single soul, and He created therefrom his spouse that he might find repose in her. Then when he covereth her she beareth a light burthen and fareth about therewith; then when she groweth heavy the twain call upon Allah their Lord: if Thou vouchsafest us a goodly child, we shall surely be of the thankful. (189) Yet when He gave both of them (the parents) a goodly child, they set up associates with Him, in return for what He had given them. Exalted be Allah above that they associate with Him. (190) Do they indeed ascribe to Him as partners things that can create nothing, but are themselves created? (191) And who cannot succour them, nor can succour themselves. (192) And if you call the disbelievers to guidance, they do not follow you; it is the same for you, whether you invite them or remain silent. (193) Those whom you invoke, other than Allah, are worshipers like yourselves. Call them, and let them answer you, if what you say is true! (194) Have these [images,] perchance, feet on which they could walk? Or have they hands with which they could grasp? Or have they eyes with which they could see? Or have they ears with which they could hear? Say [O Prophet]: "Summon to your aid all those to whom you ascribe a share in God's divinity, and thereupon contrive [anything you may wish] against me, and give me no respite! (195) My saviour is God who has revealed this Book; and He protects those who are upright; (196) Those whom you invoke, other than Him, cannot help you, nor can they help themselves' (197) and if you pray unto them for guidance, they do not hear; and though thou mayest imagine that they behold thee, they do not see." (198) Take the abundance, and bid to what is honourable, and turn away from the ignorant. (199) And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaitan (Satan) then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (200) Verily those who fear God think of Him when assailed by the instigations of Satan, and lo! they begin to understand, (201) But (as for) their brothers (the devils) they (i.e. the devils) plunge them deeper into error, and they never stop short. (202) And when you bring them not a revelation they say: Why do you not forge it? Say: I only follow what is revealed to me from my Lord; these are clear proofs from your Lord and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe. (203) When the Koran is recited, listen to it in silence in order that Allah has mercy upon you. (204) And remember [O Prophet] your Lord in your mind, with humility and fear, and without raising your voice; remember Him in the morning and evening, and do not become of those who are negligent. (205) Those who are near to thy Lord, disdain not to do Him worship: They celebrate His praises, and prostrate before Him. ۩ (206)
Almighty Allah's Truth.
End of Surah: A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf). Sent down in Mecca after S (Saad)
before Jinns (Al-Jinn)