مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ ۖ قَالُواْ ضَلُّواْ عَنَّا بَل لَّمۡ نَكُن نَّدۡعُواْ مِن قَبۡلُ شَيۡـًٔا ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ يُضِلُّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ
"In derogation of Allah?" They will reply: "They have left us in the lurch: Nay, we invoked not, of old, anything (that had real existence)." Thus does Allah leave the Unbelievers to stray.<br/>
besides God?', alongside Him, and these are the idols. They will say, 'They have forsaken, abandoned, us, and so we cannot see them. Nay, but [actually] we were not invoking anything before'. They deny that they used to worship these [idols]; but then these [idols] are brought [before them] - [which is where] God, exalted be He, says: 'Truly you and what you worship besides God shall be fuel for Hell' [Q. 21:98]). So, in the same way that these disbelievers have been led astray, God leads astray the disbelievers.