وَقَالُواْ لَوۡ شَآءَ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنُ مَا عَبَدۡنَٰهُم ۗ مَّا لَهُم بِذَٰلِكَ مِنۡ عِلۡمٍ ۖ إِنۡ هُمۡ إِلَّا يَخۡرُصُونَ
("Ah!") they say, "If it had been the will of (Allah) Most Gracious, we should not have worshipped such (deities)!" Of that they have no knowledge! they do nothing but lie!<br/>
And they say, 'Had the Compassionate One [so] willed, we would not have worshipped them', the angels: therefore our worship of them happens by His will and so He must be satisfied with it. God, exalted be He, says: They do not have any knowledge of that, which is said of His being satisfied with the worship of these [angels]; and they are only surmising, inventing lies in this [respect] and so punishment will befall them as a result thereof.