Al-Quran Surah 39. Az-Zumar, Ayah 43

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أَمِ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ شُفَعَاءَ ۚ قُلْ أَوَلَوْ كَانُوا لَا يَمْلِكُونَ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَعْقِلُونَ


Asad : And yet,45 they choose [to worship], side by side with God, [imaginary] intercessors!46 Say: "Why - even though they have no power over anything, and no understanding?"47
Khattab :

Or have they taken others besides Allah as intercessors? Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “˹Would they do so,˺ even though those ˹idols˺ have neither authority nor intelligence?”

Malik : Have they taken others besides Allah to intercede for them? Ask them: "How can they intercede, if they have neither control over anything nor do they understand?"
Pickthall : Or choose they intercessors other than Allah? Say: What! Even though they have power over nothing and have no intelligence?
Yusuf Ali : What! Do they take for intercessors others besides Allah? Say: "Even if they have no power whatever and no intelligence?" 4310
Transliteration : Ami ittakhathoo min dooni Allahi shufaAAaa qul awalaw kanoo la yamlikoona shayan wala yaAAqiloona
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Asad   
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Asad 45 This is the meaning of the particle am in this context (Zamakhshari), implying that despite all the evidence of God's almightiness, many people tend to disregard it.
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Asad 46 I.e., intercessors who could act as such independently of God's permission - an assumption which the Qur'an categorically denies (see surah {10}, note [7]).
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Asad 47 A reference to the adoration of dead saints or their tombs or relics, as well as of inanimate representations of saints, of imaginary deities, etc.

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Yusuf Ali 4310 Let alone worship, men should not rely upon any power or person other than Allah to help them out or intercede for them. When it is idols, they are poor lifeless things which have obviously neither power nor intelligence. But even prophets or saints or heroes have no power to intercede except as Allah wills and permits. See next note.

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