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They to whom we gave the Scriptures before It, do in It believe.
And when it is recited to them they say, "We believe in it, for it is the truth from our Lord. We were Muslims before it came. "
(Surih XXVIII, "The Story", vv. 52-3) [28:52-53]
...Hearts have they with which they understand not, and eyes have they with which they see not, and ears have they with which they hearken not. They are like the brutes: Yea, they go more astray: these are the heedless,
(Surih VII, "Al Araf", v. 178) [7:178]
What can convince such people and open their eyes to the Light of Truth, clear their ears to the chanting of the Nightingale of Truth or expose their hearts to the Dripping Rain of Truth?
And though we had sent down the angels to them, and the dead had spoken to them, and we had gathered all things about them in tribes, they had not believed, unless God had willed it! but most of them do not know it.
(Surih VI, "Cattle", v. 111) [6:111]
And they say, "By no means will we believe on thee till thou cause forth-gushing rivers to gush forth in its midst;
Or thou make the heaven to fall on us, as thou hast given out, in pieces; or thou bring God and the angels to vouch for thee;
Or thou have a house of gold; or thou mount up into Heaven; nor will we believe in thy mounting up, till thou send down to us a book which we may read. " Say: Praise be to my Lord! Am I more than a man, an apostle?"1
(Surih XVII, "The Night Journey", vv. 92-5)
Nothing hindered us from sending thee with the power of working miracles, except that the peoples of old treated them as lies. We gave to Themoud the she- camel before their very eyes, yet they maltreated her!2 We send not a prophet with miracles but to strike terror.
(Surih XVII, "The Night Journey", v. 61) [17:61]
And when our signs were wrought in their very sight, they said, "This is plain magic."4
(Surih XXVII, "The Ant", v. 13) [27:13]
And when Moses came to him with our demonstrative signs they said, "This is naught but magical device. We never heard the like among our sires of old."
(Surih XXVIII, "The Story", v. 36) [28:36]
Yet when the truth came to them from our very presence, they said, "Unless the like powers be given to him that were given to Moses.... " But did they not disbelieve in what of old was given to Moses? They said, "Two works of sorcery have helped each other;" and they said, "We disbelieve them both. "
(Surih XXVIII, "The Story", v. 48) [28:48]
Say: Bring them a Book from before God which shall be a better guide than these, that I may follow it; if ye speak the truth.5
(Surih XXVIII, "The Story", v. 49) [28:49]
But they say, "If he come not to us with a sign from his Lord...!"6
But have not clear proofs for the Koran come to them, in what is in the Books of old?
... What is right will he enjoin them, and forbid them what is wrong, and will allow them healthful viands and prohibit the impure, and will ease them of their burden, and of the yokes which were upon them; ...
(Surih VII, "Al-Araf", v. 156) [7:156]
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