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Sura 35
Aya 14
إِن تَدعوهُم لا يَسمَعوا دُعاءَكُم وَلَو سَمِعوا مَا استَجابوا لَكُم ۖ وَيَومَ القِيامَةِ يَكفُرونَ بِشِركِكُم ۚ وَلا يُنَبِّئُكَ مِثلُ خَبيرٍ

Muhammad Asad

If you invoke them, they do not hear your call; and even if they could hear, they would not [be able to] respond to you. And [withal,] on the Day of Resurrection they will utterly disown your having associated them with God.1 And none can make thee understand [the truth] like the One who is all-aware.
  • The Qur'an states in many places that all false objects of worship - whether saints, angels, relics, fetishes, or deified forces of nature will 'bear witness" against their one-time worshippers on Resurrection Day, and will "disown" them: a symbolic allusion to man's perception, at the end of time, of the ultimate reality.