وَلَئِن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ ۚ قُلِ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ ۚ بَلۡ أَكۡثَرُهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ
If thou ask them, who it is that created the heavens and the earth. They will certainly say, "Allah". Say: "Praise be to Allah!" But most of them understand not.<br/>
And if (wa-la-in, the laam is for oaths) you were to ask them, 'Who created the skies and the earth?', they will surely say, 'God' (la-yaqoolunna, 'they will surely say', the indicative noon has been omitted because of the like [sc. the noon] coming after it, and likewise the waaw of the [plural] person, because of two unvocalised consonants coming together). Say: 'Praise be to God', for the manifestation of the definitive argument against them by the affirmation of the Oneness [of God]. Nay, but most of them do not realise, that this [affirmation] is an obligation upon them.