The preservation of the Qur’an

From Tafseer Sayyid Qutb:

It is We Ourselves who have bestowed this Reminder from on high, and it is We who shall preserve it intact. (Qur’an 15:9)

Preservation of the Qur’ān

The sūrah then calls on them to look carefully on God’s guidance and reflect on it. God only sends down the angels with the truth. He commands them to establish and implement it. In the case of persistent unbelievers, the truth is to destroy them. Not only do they deserve this, but it is also inevitable. Such destruction, then, is a truth in itself and the angels carry it out without delay. God chooses for them what is better than the choice they make for themselves. He gives them the Reminder so that they may reflect on it and follow its guidance. This is much better than sending down the angels with the final truth, if only they would reflect: “It is We Ourselves who have bestowed this reminder from on high, and it is We who shall preserve it intact.” (Verse 9)

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