Quranic Inspiration 421

Quranic Inspiration 421

These are the verses of Allah which We recite to you in truth. Then in what statement after Allah and His verses will they believe?


Woe to every sinful liar


Who hears the verses of Allah recited to him, then persists arrogantly as if he had not heard them. So give him tidings of a painful punishment.


And when he knows anything of Our verses, he takes them in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment.

Chapter 45 Al-Jâthiyah : Verses 6-9

Explanatory Notes:

The Description of the Sinful Liar and His Requital

Allah the Exalted says,

(These are the Ayat of Allah) — in reference to the Qur’an with the proofs and evidences that it contains,

(which We recite to you with truth.) for they contain the truth from the Truth (i.e., Allah). Therefore, if they do not believe in Allah’s Ayat nor abide by them, what speech after Allah and His Ayat will they then believe in Allah said next,

(Woe to every sinful liar.) who lies in his speech, often swears, who is worthless, commits and utters sinful acts and statements, and disbelieves in Allah’s Ayat,

(Who hears the Ayat of Allah Tutla (recited) to him,) meaning, being recited to him,

(yet persists) in his disbelief, denial, pride and rebellion,

(as if he heard them not. ) as if he did not hear them being recited to him,

(So announce to him a painful torment!) convey the news to him that on the Day of Resurrection, he will have a painful, severe torment from Allah. Allah said,

(And when he learns something of Our Ayat, he makes them a jest.) if he learns anything from the Qur’an, he disbelieves in it and takes it as the subject of jest and ridicule,

(For such there will be a humiliating torment.) as recompense for ridiculing the Qur’an and jesting about it. In the Sahih, Muslim recorded from `Abdullah bin `Umar that the Messenger of Allah prohibited traveling with the Qur’an to enemy lands for fear that the Qur’an might be desecrated by the enemy. Allah explained the type of torment that these people earn on the Day of Return.

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