Allah is the Only Absolute Being
People who associate His creatures with Allah by attributing power to others apart from Him, unaware that these beings are forms created by Him, will learn in the next world how wrong they have been. Allah tells us in the Qur’an that those who put other things in His place will see these things disappear.
See how they lie against themselves and how what they invented has forsaken them! (Surat al-An‘am: 24)
… “Where are those you called upon besides Allah?” They will say, “They have forsaken us”… (Surat al-A‘raf: 37)
… They have lost their own selves and what they invented has forsaken them. (Surat al-A‘raf: 53)
… They will be returned to Allah, their Master, the Real, and what they invented will abandon them. (Surah Yunus: 30)
Then they will be asked, “Where are those besides Allah you associated with Him?” and they will reply, “They have forsaken us. Or rather we were not calling to anything at all before.” That is how Allah misguides the kafirun. (Surah Ghafir: 74)
As Allah says in the verse from Surah Ghafir, when these people die, they will understand that what they had worshipped in this world was an image. They may then say “we were not calling to anything at all before” but those with intelligence and awareness must consider and understand this truth which everyone will fully understand in the world to come, in this world while there is still time.