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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

Yusuf Ali

If ye invoke them, they will not listen to your call, and if1 they were to listen, they cannot answer your (prayer). On the Day of Judgment they will reject2 your “Partnership”. and none, (O man!) can tell thee3 (the Truth) like the One Who is acquainted with all things.
  • False or imaginary objects of worship serve no purpose whatever. They cannot hear; if they could hear, they could not grant prayers or petitions. In fact, if they are real creatures, such as angels or deified human beings, they will very rightly repudiate any such worship as brings them into competition or “partnership” with God. See next note.
  • Cf. 10:28 and n. 1418; also 34:40-41. No false ideas or false impressions will remain when true values are restored. Why not then accept the Truth now in this life, and get on to the true path of Grace?
  • None can tell you the Truth better than He Who is All-Wise and All-Knowing. Why not accept His Message and receive His guidance?