Quranic Inspiration 498

Quranic Inspiration 498

Say (O Muhammad SAW): “None can protect me from Allah’s punishment (if I were to disobey Him), nor should I find refuge except in Him.498a

“(Mine is) but conveyance (of the truth) from Allah and His Messages (of Islamic Monotheism), and whosoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then verily, for him is the Fire of Hell, he shall dwell therein forever.”

498b

[The disbelievers continue] until, when they see that which they are promised, then they will know who is weaker in helpers and less in number.

Chapter 72 Al-Jinn : Verses 22-24

Explanatory Notes:

It is only obligatory upon the Messenger to convey the Message

Concerning Allah’s statement,

((Mine is) but conveyance from Allah and His Messages,) This is an exception related to the previous statement,

(None can protect me from Allah’s punishment,) meaning, `nothing can save me from Him and rescue me except my conveyance of the Message that He has obligated me to carry out.’ This is as Allah says,

(O Messenger! Proclaim which has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. Allah will protect you from mankind.) (5:67) Then Allah says,

(and whosoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then verily, for him is the fire of Hell, he shall dwell therein forever.) meaning, `I will convey unto you all the Messages of Allah, so whoever disobeys after that, then his reward will be the fire of Hell wherein he will abide forever.’ This means, they will not be able to avoid it nor escape from it. Then Allah says,

(Till, when they see that which they are promised, then they will know who it is that is weaker concerning helpers and less important concerning numbers.) meaning, until these idolators from the Jinns and humans see what has been promised to them on the Day of Judgement. Then on that day, they will know who’s helpers are weaker and fewer in number — them or the believers who worship Allah alone. This means that the idolators have no helper at all and they are fewer in number than the soldiers of Allah.

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