They have no knowledge of it (that Allah would not have begotten a child), nor had their fathers (ancestors). Too great is the word that comes out of their mouths! They utter nothing but a lie.
You will almost ruin yourself with grief, sorrowing after them, if they do not believe in this announcement (in the Qur’ân).
Surely We have made whatever is on the earth an embellishment for it, so that We may try them as to which of them is best in deeds.
And most surely We are the One who will make what is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil.
Or, did you consider that Ashabel Kehf and Rakim (the Companions of the Cave and the Inscription) were one of Our strange Verses?
When the youths sought refuge in the Cave, they said: “Our Lord! Grant us a mercy from Your Presence and appoint for us a Murshid (saint guide) in our affair (from among us, the one who will deliver us the mercy and the benediction that belong to us from your Command).”
So We caused them to lie down (to go in to a deep sleep) on their ears (so that they might hear the Dhikr of their hearts) in the Cave for a number of years.
Then We raised them up (from their sleep) that We might know (and let know) which of the two parties was best able to calculate the time for which they remained.
We relate to you their news with the truth. Surely they were youths who believed in their Lord and We increased Hidayet for them.
We established a nexus with their hearts (We connected their hearts to us). When they stood up they said: “Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We shall never call upon any god besides Him. For then indeed we should have said an extravagant thing as doing wrong”.
This is our nation. They have taken gods besides Him even though a clear proof (Sultan) was not sent to them. And who does more wrong than he who forges a lie against Allah?