Believing Nations Prosper
[10:98] Any community that believes will surely be rewarded for believing. For example, the people of Jonah: when they believed, we relieved the humiliating retribution they had been suffering in this world, and we made them prosperous.
[10:99] Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed.* Do you want to force the people to become believers?
[10:100] No soul can believe except in accordance with GOD’s will. For He places a curse upon those who refuse to understand.
*10:99-101 The test demands that we denounce idolatry on our own, without divine intervention in our initial decision. God blocks out those who choose to disbelieve.
[10:101] Say, “Look at all the signs in the heavens and the earth.” All the proofs and all the warnings can never help people who decided to disbelieve.
[10:102] Can they expect other than the fate of their counterparts in the past? Say, “Just wait, and, along with you, I am also waiting.”
Can humiliation be some sort of retribution accordingly to 10:98?
[2:90] Miserable indeed is what they sold their souls for—rejecting these revelations of GOD out of sheer resentment that GOD should bestow His grace upon whomever He chooses from among His servants. Consequently, they incurred wrath upon wrath. The disbelievers have incurred a humiliating retribution.
What is an example of a humiliating retribution?
- Saddam Hussein
Believing Nations Prosper – Unbelieving Nations Fall