أَلَا لِلَّهِ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلۡخَالِصُ ۚ وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِهِۦٓ أَوۡلِيَآءَ مَا نَعۡبُدُهُمۡ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَآ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ زُلۡفَىٰٓ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَحۡكُمُ بَيۡنَهُمۡ فِى مَا هُمۡ فِيهِ يَخۡتَلِفُونَ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَهۡدِى مَنۡ هُوَ كَٰذِبٌ كَفَّارٌ
Is it not to Allah that sincere devotion is due? But those who take for protectors other than Allah (say): "We only serve them in order that they may bring us nearer to Allah." Truly Allah will judge between them in that wherein they differ. But Allah guides not such as are false and ungrateful.<br/>
Surely to God belongs pure religion, none other than Him being deserving of it. And those who take besides Him, the idols [as], patrons: and they are the disbelievers of Mecca - they say: 'We only worship them so that they may bring us near to God' (zulfaa, a verbal noun, with the sense of taqreeban, 'for the sake of nearness'). God will indeed judge between them, and the Muslims, concerning that about which they differ, of religion, and so admit the believers into the Paradise, and the disbelievers into the Hellfire. Truly God does not guide one who is a liar, attributing a child to Him, a disbeliever, worshipping other than God.