Oni uctívají místo Boha něco, co jim nemůže ani škodit, ani prospívat; a říkají: „Toto jsou přímluvci naši u Boha!“ Rci: „Chcete poučovat Boha o něčem, co by neznal na nebesích a na zemi? Sláva Mu, oč vznešenější je On než to, co k Němu přidružujete!“
And they worship, besides God, that is, other than Him, that which can neither hurt them, should they not worship it, nor profit them, if they do worship it — and these are the idols; and they say, of them: ‘These are our intercessors with God’. Say, to them: ‘Would you tell, would you inform, God of what He does not know in the heavens or in the earth?’ (the interrogative is meant as a disavowal), for if He had a partner, He [Himself] would know it, since nothing can be hidden from Him. Glory be to Him!, in [affirmation of] His transcendence, and High be He exalted above what they associate! with Him.