My Commentaries On Verses: entry003

“Recite unto them the tale of the one to whom We have sent Our signs, but he sloughed them off, so Evil overtook him and he became one of those who went astray.
And had We willed We could have raised him by their means, but he clung to the earth and followed his own lust. Therefor his likeness is as the likeness of a dog: if thou attackest him he gasps, and if thou leavest him he gasps. Such is the likeness of the people who deny Our revelations. Narrate unto them the history that perhaps they may take thought.
Wrong is the example of the folk who denied Our revelations, and misguide their own selves.
Whom Allah doth guide,- is on the right path: whom He rejects from His guidance,- such are the persons who perish.
Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle – nay, but they are worse! These are the neglectful.”


[My thoughts]

Our journey on planet Earth is full of signs. Divine signs. Would it be signs of nature, signs of social happenings, or just inner revelations. Those signs if reflected upon enough and with the help of the divine may shine within and thus shine upon the path that is in front. Just for a while you can follow the light within the darkness of existence and get closer one step ahead to the truth. Denial of the signs is what led the human to be an easy prey for Evil. God in the verse states that his will is related to what came of the human in denial. What most people ignore is that the will of God is related to his divine wisdom and kindness. Herein is an example. God is able to summon the divine within the human being in order to follow his path, but only if the human makes an effort into following the encountered signs. One might wonder why would the human being deny the word or spirit of God under the form of signs, it is mentioned in the verse that the reason is clinging to earthly matters, but if we think more deeply we would understand that the ego of the human is what led him into following his own pleasure and philosophy instead of submitting to the truth shown in the signs. For recognition of the divine in the signs and denial that comes after is only the proof for the will of man or woman to not follow the divine. Thus God will not summon fully the divine within man nor woman because they have proved their allegiance to their own ego for the sake of earthly matters. Still the kindness of God wont gave up and will ask his messenger, Mohammad PBUH to tell and remind his people these stories in the hope of change. May be one day man or woman will acknowledge their denial and then seek the truth again after repentance. The last verses give us an image of the walls that are built against one’s true perception. These walls are the result and also the manifestation of neglect in the face of the divine encounter. Encounter of the signs that is indeed man, woman, or Jinn’s duty to perceive, think through, and by then follow. If not Hell will be their everlasting dwelling.