Verse. 2858

٢٥ - ٱلْفُرْقَان

25 - Al-Furqan

وَاتَّخَذُوْا مِنْ دُوْنِہٖۗ اٰلِہَۃً لَّا يَخْلُقُوْنَ شَـيْـــــًٔا وَّہُمْ يُخْلَقُوْنَ وَلَا يَمْلِكُوْنَ لِاَنْفُسِہِمْ ضَرًّا وَّلَا نَفْعًا وَّلَا يَمْلِكُوْنَ مَوْتًا وَّلَا حَيٰوۃً وَّلَا نُشُوْرًا۝۳
Waittakhathoo min doonihi alihatan la yakhluqoona shayan wahum yukhlaqoona wala yamlikoona lianfusihim darran wala nafAAan wala yamlikoona mawtan wala hayatan wala nushooran


Ahmed Ali

Yet they choose apart from Him gods who have not created any thing and have themselves been created, who possess no power over their loss or gain, or their death or life or being raised to life again.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (yet they) the disbelievers of mecca: abu jahl and his host (choose) to worship (beside him) beside allah (other gods who create naught) who are unable to create anything (but are themselves created) while their deities, i.e. idols, are created and carved, (and possess) the idols (not hurt) driving away harm (nor profit) nor obtaining profit (for themselves) or for anyone else, (and possess not death) they have no ability to diminish one's life (nor life) nor to increase one's life; it is also said that this means: they are unable to create a sperm drop nor to place therein the spirit, (nor power to raise the dead) after they die.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : yet they, the disbelievers, have taken besides him, that is, [besides] god, in other words, other than him, gods, from among the idols, who create nothing but have themselves been created, and who possess no harm for themselves, that is, [the power] to repel it, nor any benefit, that is, [the power] to attract it, nor do they possess [any power over] death or life, that is, [nor do they have the power] to make a person die or to give him life, or resurrection, that is, [nor do they have power] to raise the dead.