Assalamualaikum,, Why Quraan

(69:48, And Indeed, The Quraan is reminder for righteous)

is giving reminder to righteous, what does it mean, why a righteous need a reminder? Similarly,

(51:55 And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers)

, why reminder to believers? It can benefit non-believers, What these two verses of Quraan saying, by reminding righteous/believers. Kindly explain.

Thanks & Regards Mohammad Azharuddin

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Peace and blessings upon you brother. I trust that you are in good health. I am going to attempt to answer in my own understanding may God be be my guidance. 69:48 I will start by referencing Adam and Eve - Adam (AS) and Hawa(AS) the first Human creation with ‘Free Will’ They were righteous however was led astray by shaytan (devil) They were warned against a thing, however succumbed to the wrong. We were given the Quran as a constant reminder, full of warning to the believing men an and woman to guide them as a daily reminder, it’s a book that shows you the way of life, oonstant warnings make you more God fearing than the day before if you are righteous in your beliefs.

Free will given to the human race is like a rollercoaster, I don’t think anyone in this living world could hold up to the Prophets character, however we can aspire to be as truthful and genuine as him to have been given such a task by the Almighty. We let emotions get in the way, jealousy, greed, gossip etc, let me give you an example, if a friend all of a sudden bought a Ferrari, which has been your dream to have, you would 1 become jeoulous, 2) speculate where he got it from and already assume the worst way, 3 you would be jeolous - that is human nature, we forget at that moment that what’s not meant for you won’t be and accept it. It’s like saying no no I’m not like that, I’m not jeoulous I’m happy for him, but inside you know you are. It’s like saying you believe in the Almighty and the last day when you around believers but when you go home, your belief strays. God knows all and sees all. Hence this is a constant warning to the believers.

And this ties in to the constant reminder benefitting the believers . I hope I made some sense in attempting to articulate

Peace and blessings upon you, May the Almighty guide us all.


These two verses you have posted are not linked. They are talking about two different things. The first is in surah Al Haqqah:

And lo! it is a warrant unto those who ward off (evil).(69:48)

This actually better links with the verse from surah Baqarah:

This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). (2:2)

The word used in the two verses is Muttaqeen, sometime translated as righteous/god-fearing/those who ward off evil.

And the Quran is a book for the righteous, in it commands many righteous acts, for example it tell use to fight against oppressors, to command justice etc...

Your second verse from surah Adh-Dhariyat:

51:55 And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers.

We are insaan/human. The root word for insaan has the meaning the forgetful one. It is in our nature to forget. Sometime we forget our purpose of life and chase after dunya/worldly things. The Quran help us to remind us our true purpose. You will notice the next verse after this one you have posted is:

I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me. (51:56)

This one verse sums up the purpose of existence.

But I do not say by this answers that a Mumineen/believer cannot be righteous/mutaqeen.

The reason this verse does not mention the unbelieves/kafir, is because the previous verse Allah is telling Muhammad (pbuh) to momentarily withdraw from the unbelievers:

So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), for thou art in no wise blameworthy, (51:54)

Hence don't preach the unbelievers now (at this moment) but still remind the believers. If you read it in context it makes sense.


إِنَّمَا تُنذِرُ مَنِ اتَّبَعَ الذِّكْرَ وَخَشِيَ الرَّحْمَٰنَ بِالْغَيْبِ ۖ فَبَشِّرْهُ بِمَغْفِرَةٍ وَأَجْرٍ كَرِيمٍ - 36:11

You can only warn one who follows the message and fears the Most Merciful unseen. So give him good tidings of forgiveness and noble reward.

Also when it is said that for sure the reminder benefits the believers the remark does not exclude other parties. It only established that for sure it is beneficial for the believers

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