God’s praises he would surely have tarried in the belly thereof to the day when men shall be raised.
145 But we cast him on to the barren shore ; and he was sick; and we made to grow over him a gourd tree ; and we sent him to a hundred thousand or more, and they believed ; and we gave them enjoyment for a season.
Ask them, ‘ Has thy Lord daughters while they have sons? 150 or have we created the angels females while they were witnesses ?’ is it not of their lie that they say, ‘ God has begotten ?’ verily, they are liars.
Has he preferred daughters to sons ? what ails you? how ye judge! 155 will ye not be mindful, or have ye obvious authority ? then bring your Book if ye do speak the truth.
And they made him to be related to the ginns, while the ginns know that they shall be arraigned ; celebrated be God’s praises from what they attribute ! — 160 save God’s sincere servants.
‘ Verily, ye and what ye worship shall not try any one concerning him, save him who shall broil in hell; there is none amongst us but has his appointed place, and, 165 verily, we are ranged, and, verily, we celebrate His praises.’
And yet they say, ‘ Had we a reminder from those of yore we should surely have been of God’s sincere servants.’
170 But they misbelieved in it; but soon shall they know.
- The Meccans.
- See Part Ⅰ, p. 256, note 2.
- This speech is supposed to be the words of the angel Gabriel.
- I. e. in the Qurʼân.