The Quran about those who closed themselves. Part 5
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful
The Prescription of God is universal and is designed for all types of psyche and perceptual ability. Along with warnings, the Creator simply appeals with certain information.
- to people:
O mankind! The messenger has come to you with the truth from your Lord! So believe, it is better for you! But if you close yourself – then indeed, to God belongs whatever is in the heavens and earth. And ever is God Knowing and Wise. (4:170)
2. to believers:
Or do you intend to ask your messenger as Musa (Moses) was asked before? And whoever exchanges faith for closed nature has certainly strayed from the soundness of the way. Many of the holders of the Prescription wish they could turn you back to closed nature after you have believed, out of envy from themselves [even] after the truth has become clear to them. So pardon and overlook until God delivers His command. Indeed, God is over all things competent. (2:108-109)
O you who have believed! If you obey those who closed themselves, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will become losers! (3:149)
O you who have believed! Do not be like those who closed themselves and said about their brothers when they traveled through the land or went out to fight, “If they had been with us, they would not have died or have been killed,” so god makes that opinion a regret within their hearts. And it is God who gives life and causes death, and God is Seeing of what you do. (3:156)
O you who have believed! Do not take those who closed themselves as patrons instead of the believers. Do you wish to give God against yourselves a clear case? (4:144)
O you who have believed! Do not take your fathers or your brothers as patrons if they have preferred closed nature over faith. And whoever does so among you – then it is those who are the obscurantists. (9:23)
O you who have believed! Fight those adjacent to you of the closed ones and let them find in you harshness! And know that God is with the circumspect! (9:123)
So invoke God, being sincere to Him in duty, although the closed ones dislike it! (40:14)
3. to the sent prophet:
O Messenger, let them not grieve you who hasten to close themselves of those who say, “We believe” with their mouths, but their hearts believe not.
From among the Jews, there are listeners to lies. They are, the ones listening to another people who have not come to you. They change the order of the words, saying “If you are given this, take it; but if you are not given it, then beware.”
Indeed, he whom God intends to confuse – never will you possess for him a thing against God. Those are the ones for whom God does not intend to purify their hearts. For them in this world is disgrace, and for them in the hereafter is a great punishment. (5:41)
O prophet! Urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have closed themselves because they are a people who do not understand! (8:65)
O prophet, beware of God and do not obey the closed and the venal ones. Indeed, God is ever Knowing and Wise. (33:1)
Appeals of the Creator are designed for reasonable people, who can draw rational conclusions, which once again confirms the importance of independent thinking for each person.