[2:272] You are not responsible for guiding them; but God guides whomever He will. And whatever good you expend is for yourselves; for then you are expending, desiring only God's Face, and whatever good you expend, shall be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged.
'Yours is the praiseworthy station (al-maqām al-maḥmūd), the firmly tied banner (al-liwāÌ al-maʿqūd), the noble degrees (al-rutab al-sharīfa), the high waystations (al-manāzil al-ʿaliyya), and the pleasing practices (al-sunan al-mar?iyya). You are the chief of those who come first and those who come last. No one comes close to you, let alone being equal to you. But you are not responsible for their guidance. Guidance is among the special characteristics of Our right and not sliver of it is given to another. O Muḥammad, you call them, but We guide them'.