God Strengthens the Messenger (17:73 – 17:77)

God Strengthens the Messenger

[17:73] They almost diverted you from the revelations we have given you. They wanted you to fabricate something else, in order to consider you a friend.
[17:74] If it were not that we strengthened you, you almost leaned towards them just a little bit.
[17:75] Had you done that, we would have doubled the retribution for you in this life, and after death, and you would have found no one to help you against us.
[17:76] They almost banished you from the land to get rid of you, so they could revert as soon as you left.
[17:77] This has been consistently the case with all the messengers that we sent before you, and you will find that our system never changes. 

According to 17:73 it shows that peer pressure is something that even the messengers of God had to experience and were tempted by.  

Muhammad Forbidden from Issuing Any Religious Teachings

[69:44] Had he uttered any other teachings. [69:45] We would have punished him. [69:46] We would have stopped the revelations to him. [69:47] None of you could have helped him. [69:48] This is a reminder for the righteous. [69:49] We know; some of you are rejectors. [69:50] It is but sorrow for the disbelievers. [69:51] It is the absolute truth. [69:52] Therefore, you shall glorify the name of your Lord, Most Great.

Muhammad Forbidden From Explaining the Quran

[75:16] Do not move your tongue to hasten it. [75:17] It is we who will collect it into Quran. [75:18] Once we recite it, you shall follow such a Quran. [75:19] Then it is we who will explain it.

[68:9] They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise. [68:10] Do not obey every lowly swearer. [68:11] A slanderer, a backbiter. [68:12] Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner. [68:13] Unappreciative, and greedy. [68:14] Even though he possessed enough money and children. [68:15] When our revelations are recited to him, he says, “Tales from the past!” 

[11:113] Do not lean towards those who have transgressed, lest you incur Hell, and find no allies to help you against GOD, then end up losers. 

[25:69] Retribution is doubled for them on the Day of Resurrection, and they abide therein humiliated.

Special Responsibility

[33:30] O wives of the prophet, if any of you commits a gross sin, the retribution will be doubled for her. This is easy for GOD to do. [33:31] Any one of you who obeys GOD and His messenger, and leads a righteous life, we will grant her double the recompense, and we have prepared for her a generous provision. 

Social Pressure: A Profound Disaster

[29:25] He said, “You worship beside GOD powerless idols due to peer pressure, just to preserve some friendship among you in this worldly life. But then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will disown one another, and curse one another. Your destiny is Hell, wherein you cannot help one another.” [29:26] Lot believed with him and said, “I am emigrating to my Lord. He is the Almighty, the Most Wise.”

Jonah

[37:139] Jonah was one of the messengers. [37:140] He escaped to the loaded ship. [37:141] He rebelled and thus, he joined the losers. [37:142] Consequently, the fish swallowed him, and he was the one to blame. [37:143] If it were not that he resorted to meditation (on God), [37:144] he would have stayed in its belly until the Day of Resurrection. [37:145] We had him thrown up into the desert, exhausted. [37:146] We had a tree of edible fruit grown for him. [37:147] Then we sent him to a hundred thousand,* or more. 

[20:41] “I have made you just for Me. [20:42] “Go with your brother, supported by My signs, and do not waver in remembering Me. [20:43] “Go to Pharaoh, for he transgressed. [20:44] “Speak to him nicely; he may take heed, or become reverent.”

Abraham

[21:51] Before that, we granted Abraham his guidance and understanding, for we were fully aware of him.*
*21:51 Was Abraham so smart as to discover God, or, did God grant him the intelligence because He knew that he deserved to be saved? As it turns out, this whole world was created to redeem those among us who deserve redemption. When the angels suggested that all the rebels, humans and jinns, must be banished out of God’s kingdom, ‘I know what you do not know’ (2:30). At the same time, this world proves Satan’s incompetence as a god (App. 7).

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