30 Preface يا حَسرَةً عَلَى العِبادِ ۚ ما يَأتيهِم مِن رَسولٍ إِلّا كانوا بِهِ يَستَهزِئونَYusuf AliAh! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not a messenger to them but they mock him!1Cf. 6:10 and many other passages of similar import. Ignorant men mock at God’s prophets, or anyone who takes Religion seriously. But they do not reflect that such levity reacts on themselves. Their own lives are ruined and they cease to count. If they study history, they will see that countless generations were destroyed before them because they did not take Truth seriously and undermined the very basis of their individual and collective existence. My servants is here equivalent to “men”. God regrets the folly of men, especially as He cherishes them as His own servants.