He it is Who has made you vicegerents in the earth. Therefore whoever disbelieves, his disbelief is against him. Their disbelief does not increase the disbelievers with their Lord in anything except abhorrence and their disbelief does not increase the disbelievers in anything except loss.
Say: “Have you seen your associates which you worshipped besides Allah? Show me! What did they create from the earth? Or have they any partners in the heavens? Or have We given them a Book so that they are on a clear proof thereof? Nay, the wrongdoers do not hold out promises one to another but only to deceive”.
Verily Allah upholds the heavens and the earth lest they come to nothing. If they were both to disappear from their places, there is none who could uphold them (the heavens and the earth) after Him. Surely He is Ever Most Gentle, Oft-Forgiving.
And they swore by Allah with the strongest of their oaths that, if a Warner came to them, they would be in Hidayet more than any of the nations. But when a Warner came to them, it increased in nothing but hatred.
They behaved arrogantly in the land and plotted evil. Yet the evil plot besets (reaches) none but only him who makes it. Then, are they waiting for anything except the Sunnah (Way of Dealing, Practice, Rule, Law) of the former people? Yet you cannot find any alteration in the Sunnah of Allah and you cannot find any change in the Sunnah of Allah.
Have they not travelled in the land and seen how was the end of those before them? And they were stronger than these in power? There is nothing in the heavens or in the earth that can render Allah incapable. Surely He is All-Knowing, All-Omnipotent.