70 Preface لِيُنذِرَ مَن كانَ حَيًّا وَيَحِقَّ القَولُ عَلَى الكافِرينَYusuf AliThat it may give admonition to any (who are) alive,1 and that the charge2 may be proved against those who reject (Truth). “Alive”, both in English and Arabic, means not only “having physical life”, but having all the active qualities which we associate with life. In religious language, those who are not responsive to the realities of the spiritual world are no better than those who are dead. The Message of God penetrates the hearts of those who are alive in the spiritual sense.Cf. 28:63. If people reject Truth and Faith after they have been admonished and warned, the charge against them, of willful rebellion, is proved. They cannot then plead either ignorance or inadvertence.