Now, verily, it is We who have created man,
and we know what his innermost self whispers within him:
for We are closer to him than his neck-vein.
And so, whenever the two demands of his nature come face to face,
contending from the right and from the left,
not even a word can he utter but there is a watcher with him, ever present.
Qaf 50:16-18, tr. Asad