the Holy Qur'an

Have ye seen Lat. and 'Uzza, (53:19)

And another, the third (goddess), Manat? (53:20)

What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female? (53:21)

Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair! (53:22)

These are nothing but names which ye have devised,- ye and your fathers,- for which God has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire!- Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord! (53:23)

Nay, shall man have (just) anything he hankers after? (53:24)

But it is to God that the End and the Beginning (of all things) belong. (53:25)

How many-so-ever be the angels in the heavens, their intercession will avail nothing except after God has given leave for whom He pleases and that he is acceptable to Him. (53:26)

Those who believe not in the Hereafter, name the angels with female names. (53:27)

But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails nothing against Truth. (53:28)

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