The Quran about the truth. Part 3
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful
Opponents of Islam express reproach regarding private dialogues and descriptions in the Quran that do not cover global topics. For example, this refers to the mentions of Zeid, Abu Lahab, etc. Such a prejudiced attitude is not based on objectivity, but on the aspiration to catch at least some reason for criticism. However, if you cover the general picture of the Prescription, you can observe a holistic description in which seemingly insignificant information is woven harmoniously into the harmonious structure of the entire revelation. For such a short-sighted attitude in the Quran, the following is said:
Indeed, God is not timid to present an example – that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it. And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their Lord.
But as for those who closed themselves, they say, “What did God intend by this as an example?” He misleads many thereby and guides many thereby. And He misleads not except the apostates. (2:26)
The reason for the obscurantism of the rejecting signs of God is the deification of tradition. Blind faith in the infallibility of “righteous ancestors” did not allow seeing the truth in the Quran.
And when Our signs are recited to them as clear evidences, they say, “This is not but a man who wishes to avert you from that which your fathers were worshipping!”
And they say, “This is not except a libel invented.”
And those who closed themselves say of the truth when it has come to them, “This is not but obvious magic!”
And We had not given them any Prescriptions which they could study, and We had not sent to them before you any warner! (34:43-44)
Feeling the inferiority of their position, deniers, except for accusations of witchcraft, could not counter anything intelligible.
However, I gave enjoyment to them and their fathers until there came to them the truth and a clear messenger! But when the truth came to them, they said, “This is magic, and indeed we are, concerning it, closed themselves!” (43:29-30)
And when Our signs are recited to them as clear evidences, those who closed themselves say of the truth when it has come to them, “This is obvious magic!” (46:7)
It could not be otherwise, because the weakness of everything that was holy to them was impossible to protect in any other way. Therefore, weakness against the truth gave birth to hatred to it.
We had certainly brought you the truth, but most of you, to the truth, were averse! (43:78)
The hatred of the truth did not let the essence of the revelation to be understood and as a result of this – the opponents were deprived of knowledge about it. At the same time, they did not have an opportunity to oppose it at the level of arguments due to the absence of specific fixed sources.
Or have they taken gods besides Him?
Say, “Produce your proof! This is the reminder for those with me and those before me.” But most of them do not know the truth, so they are turning away. (21:24)
This state of affairs led to confrontation even in the families of believers, in which children rejected the Prescription.
But one who says to his parents, “Uff to you! Do you promise me that I will be brought forth when generations before me have already passed on?” while they call to God for help and say, “Woe to you! Believe! Indeed, the promise of God is truth.” But he says, “This is not but ancient legends!” (46:17)
Being people, some believers showed weakness in relation to the people they care about. Sensual attitude sometimes prevented to see the essence of what is happening.
O you who have believed! Do not take My enemies and your enemies as patrons! Extending to them affection while they have closed themselves in what came to you of the truth. They expel the prophet and you because you believe God, your Lord.
If you have come out for striving in My way and seeking means to My approval, confiding affection to them, but I am most knowing of what you have concealed and what you have declared. And whoever does it among you has certainly strayed from the straight way. (60:1)
Such people, in their desire to reject the Quran by any means, even tried to use the previous Prescription, although they did not accept it either.
But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, “Why was he not given like that which was given to Musa (Moses)?”
Did they not close themselves from that which was given to Musa (Moses) before? They said, “Two works of magic supporting each other!”
They said, “Indeed we are, from both, closed themselves!” (28:48)
However, some of the holders of the Prescription also were not in a hurry to recognize the Quran as a divine Prescription.
And when it is said to them, “Believe in what God has revealed,” they say, “We believe in what was revealed to us.” And they close themselves from what came after it, while it is the truth confirming that which is with them.
Say, “Then why did you kill the prophets of God before, if you are believers?” (2:91)
The reason for such an attitude was the banal envy to a more successful doctrine.
Many of the people of the Prescription wish they could turn you back to closed nature after you have believed, out of envy from themselves after the truth has become clear to them. So pardon and overlook until God delivers His command. Indeed, God is over all things competent! (2:109)
Most of the holders of the Prescription, in their sincerity, unconditionally believed in the Quran, and the obscurantists still remained in their delusion.
So who has clear evidence from his Lord? A witness from Him recites it! And before it was the Prescription of Musa (Moses) as a guide and as a mercy. Those believe in it. But whoever is closed from it from the various parties – the fire is their promised destination! So be not in doubt about it! Indeed, it is the truth from your Lord, but most of the people do not believe! (11:17)
Recognition of the Quran by the part of the holders of the Prescription is not surprising, because many were aware of the truth, the signs of which they clearly saw in the last revelation.
We have certainly seen the turning of your face toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a direction with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward forbidden for battles place for earthly worship. And wherever you are, turn your faces toward it.
Indeed, those who have been given the Prescription well know that it is the truth from their Lord. And God is not unaware of what they do. (2:144)
Those to whom We gave the Prescription know him as they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while they know [it]. The truth is from your Lord, so never be among the doubters. (2:146-147)
“Then is it other than God I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Prescription explained in detail?” And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters!” (6:114)
The part holders of the Prescription, who did not accept the Quran, have been devoted comments on their delusions that arose because of their human interference in the understanding of the Prescriptions sent to them.
O holders of the Prescription! Do not commit excess in your duty or say about God except the truth. Indeed, an anointed Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), was but a messenger of God! From Him is given His word to Maryam (Mary) and His Spirit. So believe God and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; to desist – it is better for you. Indeed, God is but One God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is God as trusted! (4:171)
The desire to interpret already clear truth led to excesses and distortions in the essence of revelations.
Say, “O holders of the Prescription! Do not exceed limits in your duty beyond the truth and do not follow the passions of a people who had gone astray before and misled many and have strayed from the soundness of the way!” (5:77)
Truth of reproaches to them can be considered in the previous to Quran Prescriptions, while the “priests” are still stubbornly resisting the truth.
O holders of the Prescription! Why do you confuse the truth with vainness and conceal the truth while you know [it]? (3:71)
Providing a chance for salvation, the Creator offered to the holders of the Prescription to be truthful.
And do not mix the truth with vainness or conceal the truth while you know [it]. (2:42)
But the weakness of all those who reject the Prescription determined the direction of their activities in the direction of defamation of the Quran and its content.
Say, “Indeed, I am on clear evidence from my Lord, and you have denied it. I do not have that for which you are impatient. The judgement is only for God. He relates the truth, and He is the best of deciders!” (6:57)
But your nation have denied it while it is the truth.
Say, “I am not over you a trustee!” (6:66)
Rather, We have brought them the truth, and indeed they are liars! (23:90)
Or do they say, “He has invented about God a lie”?
But if God willed, He could seal over your heart. And God eliminates vainness and establishes the truth by His words. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within thoughts! (42:24)
The unchallenged Quranic truth obstinately testified to the erroneous interpretations of the holders of the Prescription, as a result of which they collided.
But they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition! (50:5)
The denial of the truth was accompanied by mockery and ridicule, which also meant the weakness of their position.
For they had denied the truth when it came to them, but there is going to reach them the message of what they used to ridicule. (6:5)
And We send not the messengers except as bringers of good tidings and warners! And those who closed themselves dispute by [using] vainness to invalidate thereby the truth and have taken My signs, and that of which they are warned, in ridicule! (18:56)
Obscurantism lies in resisting the divine Light of truth, which leaves a person in the darkness of ignorance.
And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about God or denies the truth when it has come to him? Is there not in Hell a residence for the closed ones? (29:68)
Lying can manifest itself in the form of an alternative or similarity to the Prescription, which was announced on behalf of the Lord.
And who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about God or says, “It has been suggested to me,” while nothing has been suggested to him, and one who says, “I will reveal [something] like what God revealed.” And if you could but see when the obscurantists are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the maintainers extend their hands, discharging your personalities! Today you will be awarded the punishment of humiliation for what you used to say against God other than the truth and [that] you were, toward His signs, being arrogant.” (6:93)
However, all attempts to discredit the Quran and resist the truth are in vain.
And say, “Truth has come, and vainness has departed. Indeed is vainness, ever bound to depart!” (17:81)
Rather, We dash the truth upon vainness! And He destroys it, and thereupon it departs! And for you is destruction from that which you prescribe! (21:18)
Confirmation of which were precedents in the history of mankind.
The nation of Nuh (Noah) denied before them and the factions after them, and every headship intended for their messenger to seize him, and they disputed by vainness to invalidate thereby the truth. So I seized them, and how was My penalty! (40:5)
Today, the main problem for believers is their attitude to the Quran. A non-serious attitude towards the Prescription led the Muslims to degradation, although they were charged with intellectual and analytical activities.
And there followed them successors who inherited the Prescription, [while] taking the commodities of this lower life and saying, “It will be forgiven for us.” And if an offer like it comes to them, they will [again] take it. Was not the covenant of the Prescription taken from them that they would not say about God except the truth, and they studied what was in it? And the home of the hereafter is better for those who circumspect. So will you not use reason? (7:169)
O you who have believed, when will we finally reason?