Surah al-Anbiya' (The Prophets ) 21 : 66

قَالَ أَفَتَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُكُمْ شَيْـًٔا وَلَا يَضُرُّكُمْ

Translations

 
 Muhsin Khan
 Pickthall
 Yusuf Ali
Quran Project
He said, "Then do you worship instead of Allāh that which does not benefit you at all or harm you?

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Explanatory Note

Abraham confronts them with impatience, which incidentally was very uncharacteristic of him. Basically, their absurdity was intolerable even for the most forbearing person. Here we see Abraham’s patience exhausted, as he expresses his amazement at their absurdity.

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According to  Ibn Attiyah and Qurtubi there is consensus on this Surah being a Makki Surah -

"Both the subject matter and the style of the Surah indicate that it was sent down in the third stage of the life of the Prophet at Makkah" [Ref: Mawdudi]

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