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Allah tells how His Messenger and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Quran.” The full verse of Surah Furqan is as follows:

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 ’And the Messenger will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur’an.”’  Surah Furqan (Verse 30)

The Arabic word ‘mahjur’ is capable of several meanings. As such, the sentence may mean:” “these people did not regard the Quran as worthy of their consideration: they neither accepted it nor followed it”; or “They considered it to be a nonsense or the delirium of insanity: or “They made it the target of their ridicule and mockery.” (Sheikh Modudi – Tafheem ul Quran).

The idolaters would not listen to the Quran, as Allah says in Surah Fussilat:

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 (And those who disbelieve say: “Listen not to this Qur’an, and make noise in the midst of it.”) (41:26).

Sheikh Modudi explains this verse by stating that ‘this was one of those plans of the disbelievers of Makkah with which they wanted to frustrate the Holy Prophet’s mission of preaching his message. They knew fully well how impressive was the Quran, how high was the character of the man presenting it, and how effective and inspiring the style of his preaching. They knew that anyone who heard such matchless discourses in such an attractive style from such a noble person could not help being hued and charmed. Therefore, they planned that they should neither hear it themselves nor Iet anyone else hear it; whenever Muhammad (upon whom be Allah’s peace) should start reciting it, they should create noise, clap hands, pass taunting remarks and raise All sorts of objections and such a hue and cry as to drown his voice. By this plan they hoped they would be able to defeat the Prophet of Allah.’

Ibn Kathir also states that when the prophet (s) would recite Quran to the non-believers, they would talk nonsense or speak about something else, so that they would not hear it. This is a form of forsaking it and rejecting it, and not believing in it is the same as forsaking it, and not pondering its meanings and trying to understand it is the same as forsaking it, and not acting upon it and following its commandments and heeding its prohibitions is the same as forsaking it, and turning away from it in favor of poetry or other words or songs or idle talk or some other way is the same as forsaking it.

We ask Allah, the Most Generous, the Bestower of bounty, the One Who is able to do what He wills, to keep us safe from doing that which earns His wrath and to use us to do that which will earn His pleasure of preserving and understanding His Book, following its commandments night and day in the manner which He loves and which pleases Him, for He is Generous and Kind. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir).

We believe that Allah provides guidance to those to whom He wills. He says in the Quran:(Translation of meaning:)

 

We have indeed sent down (in this Quran) manifest Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, lawful and unlawful things, and the set boundaries of Islamic religion, etc. that make things clear showing the Right Path of Allah). And Allah guides whom He wills to the Straight Path (i.e. to Allah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism).

 

Quran (Surah Al-Noor, Verse 46)

 

 

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