149 Preface قُل فَلِلَّهِ الحُجَّةُ البالِغَةُ ۖ فَلَو شاءَ لَهَداكُم أَجمَعينَYusuf AliSay: “With God is the argument1 that reaches home: if it had been His will, He could indeed have guided you all.”On the other hand, the argument cuts true and deep, as from God to His creatures. God is Omnipotent, and can do all that we can conceive. But He, in His Plan, has given man some responsibility, and some choice in order to train man’s will. If man fails, he is helped in various ways by God’s mercy and grace. But man cannot go on sinning, and in a state of sin, expect God to be pleased with him (6:147).