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Ninth Characteristic

Among the characteristics of Jahillyyah is the deterrence of the Holy Qur'an and the using of various ways to take people away from it. In the past, al-Nadr ibn al-harith, who had listened to the history of the ancient kings during his stay in Persia, used to go after the Holy Prophet. Whenever the Holy Prophet finished delivering a sermon, al-Nadr would take his place and narrate the stories of the ancient kings. He then would ask people whether his narrations or the Holy Prophet's words were better. The people of the ancient Jahillyyah used to describe the Holy Qur'an as "Tales of the ancients, which he has caused to be written: and they are dictated before him morning and evening, 25/5" and "a tale invented" or they used to clap loudly whenever the Holy Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur'an so as to prevent others from listening to him. Describing this situation, the Holy Qur'an says: "The Unbelievers say, 'Listen not to this Qur'an, but talk at random in the midst of its reading, that ye may gain the upper hand!' 41/26"

"But if they see a Sign, they turn away and say, 'This is but transient magic.' 54/2"

Following the ancient ones, the modern ignorant people are ascribing the same descriptions to the Holy Qur'an. They have claimed the Holy Qur'an's being the words of 'Muhammad' that stand for a human genius rather than divine revelation. They have also attempted to write down books on the contradiction in the Holy Qur'an; and when they failed and were wiped out by the Holy Qur'an that has imposed its safety from any contradiction upon them, they have used the utmost level of their malignancy and cunning in order to empty the Holy Qur'an from its contents and isolate it practically from the reality through changing it into mere chants that are intoned by singers before the audience who express their hilarity by shouting 'Allah ya Shaykh' or into amulets that people hang to their chests or on the walls of their houses. In fact, this style is more dangerous and more influential than al-Nadr ibn al-Harith's.



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