With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 46 (Ahqaf)
Making use of our God given faculties
“And We had firmly established them in a (prosperity and) power which We have not given to you (ye Quraysh!) And We had endowed them with (faculties of) hearing, seeing, heart and intellect: but of no profit to them were their (faculties of) hearing, sight, and heart and intellect, when they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah; and they were (completely) encircled by that which they used to mock at!”
The Ad used their faculties of hearing seeing and feeling superficially because their attention was fixed on the particulars of this world. The punishment which they suffered was therefore as a result of their blindness and unawareness of the truth which was also the cause of their wrongdoing and unbelief. It is a lesson for us not to repeat their mistakes.
Cross reference Surah 67 verses 23
“Say: It is He Who has created you (and made you grow), and made for you the faculties of hearing, seeing, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give.”
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…