[Aa`raf 7:188] Say, "I have no autonomy to benefit or hurt myself, except what Allah wills; and were I to procure knowledge of the hidden on my own, it would be that I had accumulated a lot of good; and no misfortune would touch me; I am purely a Herald of Warning and Glad Tidings to the people who believe."


Section 24


[Aa`raf 7:189] It is He Who created you from a single soul, and from him made its mate for him to gain comfort with her; so when the male covered her, she was burdened lightly in her womb, and she therefore moved easily carrying it; and when she felt the burden heavy, they both cried to their Lord Allah, "Indeed You may give to us a child as You will, so we will surely be thankful."

[Aa`raf 7:190] So when He bestowed them a normal child, they ascribed partners (to Him) in respect of what He had bestowed upon them; therefore Supreme is Allah, above all that they ascribe as partners.

[Aa`raf 7:191] Do they (the disbelievers) ascribe (false deities) that which do not create anything, but are themselves created?

[Aa`raf 7:192] And cannot provide any help to them, nor do they help themselves?

[Aa`raf 7:193] 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.

[Aa`raf 7:194] Indeed those whom you (the disbelievers) worship besides Allah are slaves like you - so call them and they may answer you, if you are truthful!

[Aa`raf 7:195] Do they have feet to walk with? Or have they hands to hold with? Or have they eyes to see with? Or have they ears to hear with? Say, "Call upon your ascribed partners and conspire against me, and do not give me respite."