He alone knows that which is beyond the reach
of a created being’s perception,
and to none does He disclose aught of the mysteries
of His Own unfathomable knowledge,
unless it be to an apostle whom He has been pleased to elect therefor:
and then He sends forth the forces of heaven to watch over him in whatever lies open before him and in what is beyond his ken —
so as to make manifest that it is indeed but their Sustainer’s messages that these apostles deliver:
for it is He who encompasses with His knowledge all that they have to say,
just as He takes count, one by one, of everything that exists.
Al-Jinn 72:26-28, tr. Asad
Said He (to Moses): We shall strengthen thine arm through thy brother,
and endow both of you with power,
so that they will not be able to touch you:
by virtue of Our messages shall you two, and all who follow you, prevail!
Al-Qasas 28:35, tr. Asad
Many prayers are destructive,
which God in kindness ignores.
Mathnawi II:140, tr. Helminski