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All Messengers met the Same Type of Denial from Their Nations Print E-mail

Allah comforts His Prophet by saying to Him, `just as these idolators denied you, the disbelievers of old used the same words with their Messengers,'

﴿كَذَلِكَ مَآ أَتَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ قَالُواْ سَـحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ ﴾

(Likewise, no Messenger came to those before them but they said: "A sorcerer or a madman!'') Allah the Exalted and Most Honored said,

﴿أَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِهِ﴾

(Have they transmitted this saying to these), meaning, have those of the past taught these words to the people of the present

﴿بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ طَـغُونَ﴾

(Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!) They are tyrannical people whose hearts are the same. Therefore, the latter said the same as those before them have said. Allah the Exalted said,

﴿فَتَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ﴾

(So turn away from them,) meaning, `O Muhammad, turn away from the Quraysh idolators,'

﴿فَمَآ أَنتَ بِمَلُومٍ﴾

(you are not blameworthy.) meaning, `We blame you not if you turn away from them,'

﴿وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَى تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ﴾

(And remind, for verily, the reminding profits the believers.) meaning, for only the believing hearts benefit from being reminded.


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