[Nahl 16:35] And the polytheists said, "Had Allah willed,
we would not have worshipped anything besides Him - neither we nor our
forefathers - and nor would we have forbidden anything, whilst being disassociated
with Him"; those before them did exactly this; so what is (incumbent)
upon the Noble Messengers, except to plainly convey (the message)?
[Nahl 16:36] And indeed We sent to every nation a Noble Messenger (proclaiming) that "Worship Allah and beware of the devil"; therefore Allah guided some of them, and error proved true upon some of them; therefore travel in the land and see what sort of fate befell the deniers!
[Nahl 16:37] If you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) desire for their guidance, then indeed Allah does not guide one whom He misleads, and they do not have any aides.
[Nahl 16:38] And they swore by Allah most vehemently in their oaths that, "Allah will not raise up the dead"; yes He will, why not? A true promise obligatory upon Him, but most men do not know.
[Nahl 16:39] In order that He may make clear to them the matter in which they differed, and the disbelievers may realise that they were liars.
[Nahl 16:40] And Our command for anything to occur, when We will it, is that We only say to it, "Be" - and it thereupon happens.
[Nahl 16:41] And to those who migrated in Allah's cause after being oppressed, We shall indeed give them a good place in the world, and indeed the reward of the Hereafter is extremely great; if only the people knew!
[Nahl 16:42] Those who patiently endured and who rely
only upon Allah.