After discussions of how the Prophet (sawa) was rejected in various ways by various sectors of society, one can picture a situation wherein the Prophet (sawa) must have been exhausted
And if We had pleased certainly We would have raised up a warner in every town.”
“So do not follow the infidels, and strive against them with it (the Qur’an) a strenuous strife”
The Quran says people who worship their desire are worse than cattle. In the absence of “intellect” in cattle, they do not have the capacity to grow and progress.
They do not overtly worship idols, but actually worship their desires and place idols in front of them as a smoke screen so that it appears that they worshiping the idols.
The next verses give real examples from history of how previous nations also abandoned Allah’s Message.
The scenarios on the day of Judgement continue to be described relating to various groups of people. We have already discussed the situation of the following groups:
The background to these verses were that there were 2 friends called Uqbah and Ubay who lived at the time of the Prophet (sawa) but they were not Muslim.
In the previous lectures we discussed that the opponents of Prophet Muhammad (sawa)’s primary reason for opposing him was that they denied the Reality of the Hereafter
In continuation of the root cause of the bad attitude of the non believers and mushrikeen, we saw that the main problem is that these people don’t like the concept of accountability.
And they say: ‘What sort of a Messenger is this that he eats food and he walks about in the markets? Why has not an angel been sent down to him, to be a warner with him