17. Law aradna an nattakhitha lahwan la
ttakhathnahu min ladunna in kunna faAAileen
17. If it had been Our wish to take (just) a pastime, We should surely have taken it from
the things nearest to Us, if We would do (such a thing)!
18. Bal naqthifu bi
lhaqqi AAala albatili fayadmaghuhu fa-itha huwa zahiqun walakumu
alwaylu mimma tasifoon
18. Nay, We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold,
falsehood doth perish! Ah! woe be to you for the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us).
19. Walahu man fee a
l-ardi waman AAindahu la yastakbiroona AAan
AAibadatihi wala yastahsiroon
19. To Him belong all (creatures) in the heavens and on earth: Even those who are in His
(very) Presence are not too proud to serve Him, nor are they (ever) weary (of His