Explanation of 26:197

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English Translation of Al-Quran [26].Surah Ash-Shuara [ The Poets] Ayat 197. Is it not a sign to them that the learned scholars (like Hazrat Abdullah bin Salam (RA) who embraced Islam) of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)? Ayat 198. And if We had revealed it (this Qur’an) unto any of the non-Arabs, Ayat 199. And he had recited it unto them, they would not have believed in it. Tafseer of Ayat 197 to 199. Is it not a Sign to them that the Learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)? Many of the Jewish learned scholars recognized the Prophet’s SAWW PBUH Message as a Message from Allah, e.g., Hazrat Abdullah ibn Salam (RA) and Mukhayriq. The latter was a man of property, which he left for Islam. (There were also Christian monks and learned men who recognized the Prophet’s PBUH mission.) Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs, And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it. The turn of Arabia having come for receiving Allah’s Revelation, as was foretold in previous Revelations, it was inevitable that it should be in the Arab tongue through the mouth of an Arab. Otherwise it would have been unintelligible, and the Arabs could not have received the Faith and become the vehicles for its promulgation as actually happened in history.