If they do not respond to you, then know that they only follow their desires

Allah says in surah al-Qasas:

فَإِن لَّمْ يَسْتَجِيبُوا لَكَ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّمَا يَتَّبِعُونَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ ۚ وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ اتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ بِغَيْرِ‌ هُدًى مِّنَ اللَّـهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

But if they do not respond to you – then know that they only follow their desires. And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. [28:50]

Imam al-Sa’di, in his book of tafsir, writes:

وفي قوله‏:‏ ‏{‏فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَجِيبُوا لَكَ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّمَا يَتَّبِعُونَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ‏}‏ دليل على أن كل من لم يستجب للرسول، وذهب إلى قول مخالف لقول الرسول، فإنه لم يذهب إلى هدى، وإنما ذهب إلى هوى‏.‏

And in His statement, “But if they do not respond to you – then know that they only follow their desires” there is proof that every one who does not respond to the Messenger, and goes with a speech which contradicts the speech of the Messenger, then certainly he has not gone with guidance, and certainly he has only gone with desire.

[Taysir al-Kareem al-Rahman]

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