All Messengers Must Be Ridiculed
[13:32] Messengers before you have been ridiculed; I permitted the disbelievers to carry on, then I punished them. How terrible was My retribution!
[13:33] Is there any equal to the One who controls every single soul? Yet, they set up idols to rival GOD. Say, “Name them. Are you informing Him of something on earth that He does not know? Or, are you fabricating empty statements?” Indeed, the schemes of those who disbelieve have been adorned in their eyes. They are thus diverted from the right path. Whomever GOD sends astray can never find a guiding teacher.
[13:34] They have incurred retribution in this life, and the retribution in the Hereafter is far worse. Nothing can protect them against GOD.
Victory for the Righteous
[3:137] Precedents have been set for you in the past; roam the earth and note the consequences for the unbelievers. [3:138] This is a proclamation for the people, and a guidance and enlightenment for the righteous. [3:139] You shall not waver, nor shall you grieve, for you are the ultimate victors, if you are believers. [3:140] If you suffer hardship, the enemy also suffers the same hardship. We alternate the days of victory and defeat among the people. GOD thus distinguishes the true believers, and blesses some of you with martyrdom. GOD dislikes injustice. [3:141] GOD thus toughens those who believe and humiliates the disbelievers.
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