96 Preface إِنَّ الَّذينَ حَقَّت عَلَيهِم كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ لا يُؤمِنونَYusuf AliThose against whom the word of thy Lord hath been verified1 would not believe-God has given frequent warnings against Evil and want of Faith in all ages, through Signs and through inspiration-the latter (“the Word”) being even more direct and personal than the former. Those who did not heed the warning found to their cost that it was true, and they perished. Such contumacy in the rejection of Truth only yields when the actual penalty is in sight. Belief then is induced by irresistible facts: it is not efficacious as Faith, as was proved against Pharaoh. See 10:90 and n. 1473.