Surah al-Anbiya' (The Prophets ) 21 : 43
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(to) defend them
they are able
can be protected
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The same question is put to them again in a different form: “Do they have gods other than Us to protect them?” Could these gods be the ones who watch over, and protect, them? This cannot be, because such alleged deities “are not even able to succour themselves,” let alone support and protect anyone else. “Nor can they be given company by Us,” to derive strength from being on God Almighty’s side. This is the sort of strength Moses and Aaron derived when their Lord said to them: “Have no fear. I shall be with you: I hear all and see all.” (20: 46) Such false deities do not have power of their own. They do not have access to God’s power. As such, they are utterly helpless.