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11:12 The Message is delivered as needed

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Perchance thou mayest (feel the inclination) to give up a part of what is revealed unto thee, and thy heart feeleth straitened lest they say, “Why is not a treasure sent down unto him, or why does not an angel come down with him?” But thou art there only to warn! It is Allah that arrangeth all affairs!

Every Prophet of Allah, when he not only
encounters opposition, but is actually accused of
falsehood and those very evils which he is protesting
against, may feel inclined, in his human weakness, to
ask himself the question.
“Supposing I omit this little point, will Allah’s Truth then
be accepted more readily?
Or he may think to himself,
“If I had only more money to organize my campaign, or
something which will draw people’s attention, like the
company of an angel, how much better can I push my
He is told that truth must be delivered as it is revealed,
even though portions of it may be unpalatable, and that
resources and other means to draw people to him are
beside the point. He must use just such resources and
opportunities as he has, and leave the rest to Allah.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 11 verse 12)Microsoft Word – 011 Hud.doc (

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