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قُلْ مَن رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ قُلِ ٱللَّهُ قُلْ أَفَٱتَّخَذْتُمْ مِّن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَآءَ لاَ يَمْلِكُونَ لأَنْفُسِهِمْ نَفْعاً وَلاَ ضَرّاً قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي ٱلأَعْمَىٰ وَٱلْبَصِيرُ أَمْ هَلْ تَسْتَوِي ٱلظُّلُمَاتُ وَٱلنُّورُ أَمْ جَعَلُواْ للَّهِ شُرَكَآءَ خَلَقُواْ كَخَلْقِهِ فَتَشَابَهَ ٱلْخَلْقُ عَلَيْهِمْ قُلِ ٱللَّهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ ٱلْوَاحِدُ ٱلْقَهَّارُ
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Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Say, O Muhammad (s), to your people: ‘Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?’ Say: ‘God’ — and even if they do not say it, there can be no other response. Say, to them: ‘Then have you taken beside Him, other than Him, protectors, idols, to worship, who have no power to benefit or harm themselves?’, and you abandon the One Who is their Possessor? (an interrogative meant as a rebuke). Say: ‘Are the blind one and the seer, [respectively], the disbeliever and the believer, equal? Or are darkness, disbelief, and the light, faith, equal? No! Or have they set up for God associates who have created the like of His creation, so that creation seems alike, that is, [is] what the associates create and the creation of God [alike], to them?’, so that they believe them worthy of being worshipped on account of what these [associates] have created? (an interrogative of disavowal); in other words, not so! None save the Creator is worthy of being worshipped. Say: ‘God is the Creator of all things, having no associate therein, and so He cannot have an associate in terms of worship; and He is the One, the Subjugator’, of His servants.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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