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Interpretation of Sura Hud - Verses 24-26

24. " The similitude the two parties is like the blind and the deaf, and the seeing(ones)and the hearing(ones). Are they equal in likeness ?Will you not then admonish ?"

Commentary

As one's body has eyes and ears, one's heart also has eyes and ears and as the blind and the deaf do not perceive the sensations of the world and do not enjoy them, obstinate individuals also stop enjoying the Divine acquaintance and do not enjoy it. Therefore, the Qur'an inquires whether the deaf and the blind are equal to the hearing and the seeing in the eyes of a wise man. And as they are not equal, the faithful and the unbeliever are not identical either. Do you not meditate in this matter so as to attain to the truth ?The verse says:

" The similitude the two parties is like the blind and the deaf, and the seeing(ones)and the hearing(ones). Are they equal in likeness ?Will you not then admonish ?"

Noah exhorts the people believe in and worship only the One Ture God - Noah is rejected and charged the people and as imposter - Noah warns the people of the punishment from Allah

25. " And verily, We sent Noah to his people,(saying:)'I am a plain warner for you'. "

26. " That you serve none but Allah; verily, I do fear for you the penalty of a painful day. "

Commentary

Had rat Noah is the first prophet among those possessors of determination/ 'ulul 'azm/ i. e., among the major prophets, who stood up against polytheism and idol worship, and as the human generation traces its genealogy back to him after the drowning of the unbelievers, he is addressed as the second Adam and, since his life- time was longest comparing that of other prophets, he is called Master of the Prophets. Allah, the Gracious, has told the story of the prophets of the past to warn the unbelievers and to soothe the Prophet(p. b. u. h). Taking up the story of Noah, the Qur'an says that he was sent to his people so as to warn them against worshipping other than Allah. The verse says:

" And verily, We sent Noah to his people,(saying:)'I am a plain warner for you'. "

He started His call in a sincere manner inviting them to accept monotheism because it was the most supreme ideal, for no other act of worship would be accepted before the All- knowing Allah, the sole and only Creator of the world. The verse says:

" That you serve none but Allah; verily, I do fear for you the penalty of a painful day. "

Adopted from the book : "The Light of the Holy Qur'an; Interpretation of Surah Hud" by : "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and a Group of Muslim Scholars"

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