[2:6] As for those who disbelieve, it is the same for them; whether you warn them, or not warn them, they cannot believe.*
*2:6-7 Those who make a decision to reject God are helped in that direction; they are prevented by God from seeing any proof or guidance for as long as they maintain such a decision. The consequences of such a disastrous decision are spelled out in Verse 7. [2:7] GOD seals their minds and their hearing, and their eyes are veiled. They have incurred severe retribution.
[6:110] We control their minds and their hearts. Thus, since their decision is to disbelieve, we leave them in their transgressions, blundering.
God teaches us and sets all kinds of examples for us in His infallible scripture. His words and standards are the ultimate ones for those who wish to advance on His straight path. Believers should utter the correct utterance (33:7) and should stick to God's supreme definitions. Making up our own definitions based on our own understanding means lying about God and losing our souls to our egos. In continuation of last week's reminder, the following is a second set SUPREME definitions but for the disbelievers:
- The disbelievers oppose..:
[2:98] Anyone who opposes GOD, and His angels, and His messengers, and Gabriel and Michael, should know that GOD opposes the disbelievers.
[40:69] Have you noted those who argue against GOD's proofs, and how they have deviated?
[40:70] They are the ones who have disbelieved in the scripture, and in the messages we have sent with our messengers. Therefore, they will surely find out.
- The disbelievers question the Hereafter and reject the Quran, they cannot understand it:
[84:21] And when the Quran is recited to them, they do not fall prostrate.
[84:22] This is because those who disbelieved are rejecting (the Quran).
[84:23] GOD is fully aware of their innermost thoughts.
[84:24] Promise them painful retribution.
Disbelievers Cannot Understand Quran [17:45] When you read the Quran, we place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier.
- They only claim they believe in God and His messengers but they seek to make distinction among God and believing in all His messengers:
You Shall Not Make Any Distinction
Among God's Messengers [4:150] Those who disbelieve in GOD and His messengers, and seek to make distinction among GOD and His messengers, and say, "We believe in some and reject some," and wish to follow a path in between;
[4:151] these are the real disbelievers. We have prepared for the disbelievers a shameful retribution.
- They are incapable of seeing, witnessing or appreciating the proofs:
[6:7] Even if we sent down to them a physical book, written on paper, and they touched it with their hands, those who disbelieved would have said, "This is no more than clever magic."
Keeps the Disbelievers in the Dark [7:146] I will divert from My revelations those who are arrogant on earth, without justification. Consequently, when they see every kind of proof they will not believe. And when they see the path of guidance they will not adopt it as their path, but when they see the path of straying they will adopt it as their path. This is the consequence of their rejecting our proofs, and being totally heedless thereof.
[6:25] Some of them listen to you, but we place veils on their hearts to prevent them from understanding, and deafness in their ears. Thus, no matter what kind of proof they see, they cannot believe. Thus, when they come to argue with you, the disbelievers say, "These are tales from the past."
- They only claim they believe in the Quran, but they pick and choose, obeying it partially. They divide people because they are full of doubts and they spread these doubts:
[22:55] As for those who disbelieve, they will continue to harbor doubts until the Hour comes to them suddenly, or until the retribution of a terrible day comes to them.
[41:54] Indeed, they are doubtful about meeting their Lord. He is fully aware of all things.
[15:90] We will deal with the dividers.
[15:91] They accept the Quran only partially.
[15:92] By your Lord, we will question them all,
[15:93] about everything they have done.
[15:94] Therefore, carry out the orders given to you, and disregard the idol worshipers.
- They only claim they believe in the Quran, but they argue about its completeness:
Disbelievers Refuse to Accept the Completeness of the Quran [18:54] We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature.
-They argue with falsehood, invent lies about God and violate His teachings:
[18:56] We only send the messengers as simply deliverers of good news, as well as warners. Those who disbelieve argue with falsehood to defeat the truth, and they take My proofs and warnings in vain.
[5:103] GOD did not prohibit livestock that begets certain combinations of males and females, nor livestock liberated by an oath, nor the one that begets two males in a row, nor the bull that fathers ten. It is the disbelievers who invented such lies about GOD. Most of them do not understand.
(2) The Disbelievers [13:25] As for those who violate GOD's covenant after pledging to keep it, and sever what GOD has commanded to be joined, and commit evil, they have incurred condemnation; they have incurred the worst destiny.
[23:63] Because their minds are oblivious to this, they commit works that do not conform with this; their works are evil.
- Their hearts harbor sick feelings:
Jealousy Condemned [2:105] Neither the disbelievers among the followers of the scripture, nor the idol worshipers, wish to see any blessings come down to you from your Lord. However, GOD showers His blessings upon whomever He chooses. GOD possesses infinite grace.
[4:89] They wish that you disbelieve as they have disbelieved, then you become equal. Do not consider them friends, unless they mobilize along with you in the cause of GOD. If they turn against you, you shall fight them, and you may kill them when you encounter them in war. You shall not accept them as friends, or allies.*
- They are unjust to their own souls and to others. When they rule, they don't apply God's laws:
No Intercession [2:254] O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes where there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession. The disbelievers are the unjust.
The Disbelievers [16:33] Are they waiting for the angels to come to them, or until your Lord's judgment comes to pass? Those before them did the same thing. GOD is not the One who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls.
Honoring Previous Scripture [5:44] We have sent down the Torah,* containing guidance and light. Ruling in accordance with it were the Jewish prophets, as well as the rabbis and the priests, as dictated to them in GOD's scripture, and as witnessed by them. Therefore, do not reverence human beings; you shall reverence Me instead. And do not trade away My revelations for a cheap price. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD's revelations are the disbelievers.
- They are stingy and they hide God's blessings:
[4:37] The ones who are stingy, exhort the people to be stingy, and conceal what GOD has bestowed upon them from His bounties. We have prepared for the disbelievers a shameful retribution.
[92:8] But he who is stingy, though he is rich.
[92:9] And disbelieves in the scripture.
- They are unappreciative creatures:
The Disbelievers Unappreciative [16:83] They fully recognize GOD's blessings, then deny them; the majority of them are disbelievers.
- They strive in their own evil cause to oppress others and to repel from God's path:
[4:76] Those who believe are fighting for the cause of GOD, while those who disbelieve are fighting for the cause of tyranny. Therefore, you shall fight the devil's allies; the devil's power is nil.
Spending Their Money to Fight God [8:36] Those who disbelieve spend their money to repel others from the way of GOD. They will spend it, then it will turn into sorrow and remorse for them. Ultimately, they will be defeated, and all disbelievers will be summoned to Hell.
- They are violent:
Violence & Belligerence: Signs of Disbelief [22:72] When our revelations are recited to them, clearly, you recognize wickedness on the faces of those who disbelieve. They almost attack those who recite our revelations to them. Say, "Shall I inform you of something much worse? Hell is promised by GOD for those who disbelieve; what a miserable destiny."
- They are allies of the hypocrites and of one another:
[4:140] He has instructed you in the scripture that: if you hear GOD's revelations being mocked and ridiculed, you shall not sit with them, unless they delve into another subject. Otherwise, you will be as guilty as they are. GOD will gather the hypocrites and the disbelievers together in Hell.
[8:73] Those who disbelieved are allies of one another. Unless you keep these commandments, there will be chaos on earth, and terrible corruption.
All the above are God's supreme definitions of who is a disbeliever. They are the confessions of a disbeliever in words, actions and behavior. All the above is a fully detailed manual for those who want to take heed and judge in order to take necessary measures when applicable and based on God's laws.
[60:5] "Our Lord, let us not be oppressed by those who disbelieved, and forgive us. You are the Almighty, Most Wise."
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.