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Was the Noble Quran sent for Arabs only? Or was it sent to Mankind?

The Noble Quran was sent to both the Arabs and to Mankind.  There are Verses in the Noble Quran where Allah Almighty explicitly talks to the Arabs and for the Arabs, and there are Noble Verses in the Noble Quran where Allah Almighty talks to Mankind and for Mankind.

 

What did Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him say?

Before I present the Noble Verses that prove the Noble Quran was sent to all of Mankind and not just to the Arabs, I would like to present the following Saying (Hadith) from our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him:

The following in this section was sent to me by brother Waseem Sakka; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: "The Prophet said, 'I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me. 

1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month's journey. 

2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due. 

3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me. 

4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection). 

5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.(Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Rubbing hands and feet with dust (Tayammum), Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331)"

 

Let's compare the Saying of our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to what our beloved Prophet of GOD Almighty to the People of Israel, Jesus peace be upon him said:

"These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: 'Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.'  (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 10:5-6)"

"He (Jesus) answered, 'I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.'  (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 15:24)" 

Jesus peace be upon him was only sent to the Jews.  Muhammad peace be upon him was sent to all mankind, as a mercy and to close off all Divine Revelations.  

 

Noble Verses for Mankind:

"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other.  Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.  And Allah has full knowledge and is well-acquainted.  (The Noble Quran, 49:13)"

"Those who reject Faith, and die rejecting,- on them is God's curse,and the curse of angels, and of all mankind;  (The Noble Quran, 2:161)"

"It is He Who has Created you [humans]; and of you [humans] are some that are unbelievers, and some that are believers: And Allah sees well all that ye do.  He has created the heavens and the earth in just portions, and has given you [humans] shape, and made your shapes beautiful: and to Him is the final Goal.  He knows what is in the heavens and on earth; and He knows what ye conceal and what ye reveal: Allah Knows well the (secrets) of (all) hearts.  (The Noble Quran, 64:2-4)

"Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which God Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.  (The Noble Quran, 2:164)"

"Mankind was one single nation, and God sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them He sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed; but the People of the Book, after the clear Signs came to them, did not differ among themselves, except through selfish contumacy. God by His Grace Guided the believers to the Truth, concerning that wherein they differed. For God guided whom He will to a path that is straight.  (The Noble Quran, 2:213)"

"Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But God beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise.  (The Noble Quran, 2:221)"

"If God were to punish men according to what they deserve. He would not leave on the back of the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them respite for a stated Term: when their Term expires, verily God has in His sight all His Servants.  (The Noble Quran, 35:45)"

"O mankind! verily there hath come to you a convincing proof from your Lord: For We have sent unto you a light (that is) manifest.   (The Noble Quran, 4:174)"

"O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness,- that is the best. Such are among the Signs of God, that they may receive admonition!  (The Noble Quran, 7:26)"

"O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.  (The Noble Quran, 7:27)"

"O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for God loveth not the wasters.  (The Noble Quran, 7:31)"

"O ye Children of Adam! whenever there come to you apostles from amongst you, rehearsing My signs unto you,- those who are righteous and mend (their lives),- on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.  (The Noble Quran, 7:35)"

"Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?  (The Noble Quran, 36:60)"

There are many other Noble Verses that show how Allah Almighty talks to Mankind and about Mankind in the Noble Quran.

 

Noble Verses for Arabs:

"We know indeed that they say, 'It is a man that teaches him.'  The tougue of him they wickedly point to is notably foreign, while this is Arabic, pure and clear.  (The Noble Quran, 16:103)"

"Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur'an: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her,- and warn (them) of the Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt: (when) some will be in the Garden, and some in the Blazing Fire.  (The Noble Quran, 42:7)"

"And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou mayest warn the mother of cities [Mecca] and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book), and they are constant in guarding their prayers.  (The Noble Quran, 6:92)"

The reason why Allah Almighty mentioned that the Noble Quran is an "Arabic Quran", is because some of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) and Pagans charged Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him for using "non-Arabic" words in the Noble Quran.  The reason they thought that is because Allah Almighty used very old Arabic language and literature in His Noble Revelations.  So as a response to this false charge, Allah Almighty told them that the Noble Quran is 100% revealed in Arabic.

A paragraph from the commentary of Sheikh (Minister) Abdullah Yusuf Ali; may Allah Almighty rest his soul and make Paradise his ultimate destiny: "The wicked attribute to Prophets of Allah just such motives and springs of action as they themselves would be guilty of in such circumstances.  The Pagans and those who were hostile to the revelation of Allah in Islam could not and can not understand how such wonderful words could flow from the tongue of the Prophet.  They must postulate some human teacher.  Unfortunately for their postulate, any possible human teacher they could think of would be poor in Arabic speech if he had all the knowledge that the Qur'an reveals of previous revelations.  Apart from that, even that some eloquent Arab could not, and can not, produce anything of the eloquence, width, and depth of Quranic teaching, as is evident from every verse of the Book."

Also, another reason why Allah Almighty sent down the Noble Quran in Arabic is that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was an Arab and lived among Arabs.  The Noble Revelations had to be sent down in a human language.  The Arabic language was chosen because of the Arabic speaking pagans needed help to be brought from darkness into light.  It was not revealed to make the Noble Quran only for Arabs. 

As for the Noble Quran warning the People of Mecca, it was obviously because Muhammad peace be upon him was born in Mecca, and his mission as Allah Almighty's Messenger started there.  So obviously, his first warning would be for Mecca.  Notice that the Noble Verse clearly says "...the moth of cities and ALL AROUND HER..." which means that Mecca was obviously not the only city that Islam needed to spread to.  But Mecca was the starting point.

As we clearly see from the Noble Verses above and below in this article, the Noble Quran was sent for ALL MANKIND, and not just for the Arabs.

"We have made it a Qur'an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand (and learn wisdom).  (The Noble Quran, 43:3)"  

This Noble Verse clearly proves my point above.  It proves that the Arabic Noble Quran was revealed in Arabic to help the Arabs "learn wisdom" and to be brought from the darkness of idol worshiping into the light of Islam.

 

Allah Almighty revealed His Noble Revelations to all nations other than the Arabs so they too would get the same Message of Islam:

"And the Unbelievers say: "Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?" But thou art truly a warner, and to every people a guide.   (The Noble Quran, 13:7)"

"We sent not an apostle except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them. Now God leaves straying those whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases: and He is Exalted in power, full of Wisdom.   (The Noble Quran, 14:4)"

"It is He Who has sent amongst the Unlettered an apostle from among themselves, to rehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom,- although they had been, before, in manifest error;-  (The Noble Quran, 62:2)"

There are other Noble Verses that prove that Allah Almighty's Revelations came upon many tribes and nations other than the Arabs.  The Message of Allah Almighty is very simple: Believing in One Almighty GOD.  Non of Allah Almighty's Revelations taught Idol worshiping or Trinity.

Idol worshiping and Trinity and all other methods of using GOD's creations as mediators between man and GOD are against the principles of GOD Almighty's teachings about His Oneness.

Since the Noble Quran was Allah Almighty's Revelation, and since it talks to all of Mankind, and since it teaches the Oneness of GOD Almighty, then it is quite clear that the Noble Quran is for all places, all times, and all of Mankind.

 

The Noble Quran is for all Mankind:

"Verily this Qur'an doth guide to that which is most right (or stable), and giveth the Glad Tidings to the Believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a magnificent reward;  (The Noble Quran, 17:9)"  The believers in this Noble Verse could be from any nationality.

"We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.  (The Noble Quran, 17:82)"  The Noble Quran in this Verse is a heal to those who believe.  It is not limited to Arabs only.

"Say: "If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.  (The Noble Quran, 17:88)"  Why would Allah Almighty challenge Mankind to produce a Quran like it if the Noble Quran wasn't meant to be for all of Mankind and all of the Jinns too.  Jinns have Prophets too; see Noble Verse 6:130.

"And We have explained to man, in this Qur'an, every kind of similitude: yet the greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!   (The Noble Quran, 17:89)"   Allah Almighty in this Noble Verse is referring to man or mankind.  Not mention of just Arabic people.

"We have explained in detail in this Qur'an, for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious.  (The Noble Quran, 18:54)"

"Verily in this (Qur'an) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship God.  (The Noble Quran, 21:106)Here Allah Almighty is sending a Message to all of mankind.

"Verily this Qur'an doth explain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disagree.  (The Noble Quran, 27:76)"  Here we see the People of Israel are welcomed to praise the Noble Quran and use it to resolve their disagreements.

"And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: 'O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of God (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.' But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, 'this is evident sorcery!'  (The Noble Quran, 61:6)"  In this Noble Verse we see Prophet Jesus peace be upon him giving glad tidings for Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) coming. 

If the Noble Quran is irrelevant for the People of Israel, then what purpose did this Noble Verse (61:6) serve?  And why is the Noble Verse above (27:76) inviting the People of Israel to resolve their difference through the Noble Quran, by embracing the Noble Quran?  It is quite clear that the Noble Quran is for all People.

"Blessed is He who sent down the criterion [the Noble Quran] to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures [Mankind];-   (The Noble Quran, 25:1)"

"We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures.   (The Noble Quran, 21:107)"

"This is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds.   (The Noble Quran, 38:87)"

"And no reward dost thou ask of them for this: it is no less than a message for all creatures.  (The Noble Quran, 12:104)"

"Those were the (prophets) who received God's guidance: Copy the guidance they received; Say: 'No reward for this do I ask of you: This is no less than a message for the nations.(The Noble Quran, 6:90)"

"Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:  (The Noble Quran, 81:27)"

"Ye [Muslims] are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in God. If only the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (The Noble Quran 3:110)" 

Here we clearly see Allah Almighty is praising the "Muslims" and not the "Arabs" for being the "best of the peoples evolved for mankind".  The Muslims are not just Arabs.  Muslims are those who follow the Revelations of Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran.  And since this Noble Verse came to all Muslims of all races (since Arabs alone are not the best of all peoples), then it is quite clear that the Noble Quran came for all Mankind and not just the Arabs alone.

"O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness,- that is the best. Such are among the Signs of God, that they may receive admonition!  (The Noble Quran, 7:26)"

"O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.  (The Noble Quran, 7:27)"

"O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for God loveth not the wasters.  (The Noble Quran, 7:31)" 

"O ye Children of Adam! whenever there come to you apostles from amongst you, rehearsing My signs unto you,- those who are righteous and mend (their lives),- on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.  (The Noble Quran, 7:35)"

"Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?  (The Noble Quran, 36:60)"

Here we see Allah Almighty talking to all Muslims since Adam was the first human being and we are all his sons.

 

Questions to those who think that Noble Quran was only revealed for Arabs:

If the Noble Quran is indeed only for Arabs and not for Mankind, then why did Allah Almighty talk to Mankind in the Noble Verses under the "Noble Verses for Mankind" section above?

If the Noble Quran is only for Arabs as the Torah (The Law of GOD to the Jews) for instance is strictly for the Jews (as we see GOD Almighty only conversing strictly with the Jews and not with any other nation or tribe), then why did He the Almighty talk with Mankind in the Noble Quran?  What purpose did it serve if Mankind would never have to hear the Message?

 

Further sites to research:

What is the Wisdom of Islam? And how will Allah Almighty Judge non-Muslims?

The Blessed Jesus in Islam who was the only Prophet enforced by the Holy Spirit.  Also What is the place of the Jews and Christians in Islam?

 

 

 

 

 

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