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Sura 17
Aya 89
وَلَقَد صَرَّفنا لِلنّاسِ في هٰذَا القُرآنِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ فَأَبىٰ أَكثَرُ النّاسِ إِلّا كُفورًا

Yusuf Ali

And We have explained to man, in this Qur-ān, every kind of similitude:1 yet the greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!2
  • In the Qur-ān everything is explained in detail from various points of view, by commands, similitudes, examples, stories, parables, etc. It does not merely narrate stories or lay down vague abstract propositions. It gives very detailed help in outward and inner life.
  • One form in which it can be received with ingratitude is to pay verbal tribute to it but not study it as it ought to be studied (2:121 haqqah tilawatihi), or to disobey its precepts or standards.