Hûd: One and the Same Message
[11:50] To ‘Ãd we sent their brother Hûd. He said, “O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god besides Him. You are inventing.
[11:51] “O my people, I do not ask you for any wage. My wage comes only from the One who initiated me. Do you not understand?
[11:52] “O my people, seek forgiveness from your Lord, then repent to Him. He will then shower you with provisions from the sky, and augment your strength. Do not turn back into transgressors.”
[11:53] They said, “O Hûd, you did not show us any proof, and we are not abandoning our gods on account of what you say. We will never be believers with you.
[11:54] “We believe that some of our gods have afflicted you with a curse.” He said, “I bear witness before GOD, and you bear witness as well, that I disown the idols you have set up—
[11:55] “—beside Him. So, give me your collective decision, without delay.
[11:56] “I have put my trust in GOD, my Lord and your Lord. There is not a creature that He does not control. My Lord is on the right path.
[11:57] “If you turn away, I have delivered to you what I was sent with. My Lord will substitute other people in your place; you cannot harm Him in the least. My Lord is in control of all things.”
[11:58] When our judgment came, we saved Hûd and those who believed with him, by mercy from us. We saved them from a terrible retribution.
[11:59] Such was ‘Ãd—they disregarded the revelations of their Lord, disobeyed His messengers, and followed the ways of every stubborn tyrant.
[11:60] Consequently, they incurred condemnation in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, ‘Ãd rejected their Lord. Indeed, ‘Ãd, the people of Hûd, have perished.
In 11:58 why does it say “by mercy from us”?
[16:61] If GOD punished the people for their transgressions, He would have annihilated every creature on earth. But He respites them for a specific, predetermined time. Once their interim ends, they cannot delay it by one hour, nor advance it.
Requirements For Attaining God’s Mercy: The Importance of Zakat
[7:156] “And decree for us righteousness in this world, and in the Hereafter. We have repented to You.” He said, “My retribution befalls whomever I will. But My mercy encompasses all things. However, I will specify it for those who (1) lead a righteous life, (2) give the obligatory charity (Zakat),* (3) believe in our revelations, and [7:157] “(4) follow the messenger, the gentile prophet (Muhammad), whom they find written in their Torah and Gospel.* He exhorts them to be righteous, enjoins them from evil, allows for them all good food, and prohibits that which is bad, and unloads the burdens and the shackles imposed upon them. Those who believe in him, respect him, support him, and follow the light that came with him are the successful ones.”
If worshiping God is instinctive from 30:30 and 7:172 then why is it that so few people believe in God?
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