﴿52﴾ كَذَلِكَ مَا أتَی الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلاّ قَالُوا
believers so as to impede the false conception that disbelievers are solely in need of being reminded (“then turn away” and “remind”). Hearing entails benefits which may not be found in knowing. The sincerity and the manner of expression of the speaker may better impress the audience. Thus, the Noble Prophet (SAW) was commanded to remind the believers at all times.
The blessed Verse 52 is saying that thus were the people as mentioned in the
preceding Verses who called all Prophets sent to guide their peoples as
sorcerers or madmen. It becomes evident that Prophets were sent to guide peoples
at different times in different regions since God Almighty gives ultimatum to
all peoples. According to tradition sources, the number of Prophets stands at
one hundred and twenty four thousand. The false attributions to the Noble
Prophet of Islam (SAW) were not unprecedented since all Prophets were called
sorcerers and madmen by disbelievers.
The blessed Verse 55 is suggesting the Noble Prophet (SAW) to turn away from disbelievers’ unfounded attributions springing from their obstinacy and arrogance and remind the believers since they may benefit from reminder and admonition and their faith will be further consolidated, since warning them against Divine Omnipotence and Grandeur at times and talk about His Mercy, Forgiving, and Graciousness in order to encourage them to set their hopes on him entails profits for them.