﴿13﴾ فَبِأيِّ آلَآء رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
13. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both [jinn and men] deny?
Reiteration of issues constitutes significant requirements for creating culture. It is used at times for reminding different Blessings, like the blessed Verse in question "Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both deny?" Repetition may also be used to warn sinners, like "Woe unto the liars at that time." It is worthy of note that following an enumeration of different material and immaterial Blessings, the blessed Verse in question thus addresses jinn and men: "Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both deny?" Such Blessings are most precious, Blessings encompassing all your lives, each of which serves as a telling token of Divine Omnipotence, Graciousness, and Love. How may one deny them? The rhetorical question is employed herein to bid the addressee to make affirmations as to Divine Blessings bestowed upon jinn and men. Thus, according to the tradition narrated in the beginning of the exegesis of the Chapter bids us to reply by saying: "We do not deny any of your Blessings. Although the preceding blessed Verses solely make mention of mankind without making the slightest reference to jinn, but the following blessed Verses reflect that the antecedent of the dual pronoun kumā ("both of you") are jinn and men.
It is worthy of note that by mentioning such rhetorical question, God Almighty makes jinn and men encounter the reality to reflect upon such issues and without recourse to any other injunction ask themselves: "Could any of these Divine Blessings be denied?" If the answer is negative, why do
they not recognize their Lord? Why do they not make use of showing gratitude toward their Lord as a means of recognizing His Lordship? Why do they not prostrate themselves at His Divine Threshold? The phrase "which of" (bi-ayya, lit. "to which") indicates that each of these Blessings is a telling token of His Lordship, Graciousness, and Beneficence, let alone all His Blessings. The least reflection upon the aforementioned twelve Blessings (the Holy Qur’an, creation of man, teaching speech, well measured calculation of time, creation of plants and all kinds of trees, creation of the heaven, predominance of rules, creation of the earth with its characteristics, creation of kinds of fruit, creation of date palm, creation of crops, creation of flowers and sweet scented plants) along with the details, delicacies, and secrets concealed in each of them will suffice to make man show his gratitude toward God Almighty and cause him to search for obtaining knowledge as to the source of all these Blessings. It is for the same reason that God Almighty asks the rhetorical question following an enumeration of His Blessings. The rhetorical question will be asked thirty one times in the following blessed Verses after enumerating further Blessings.