Prostrate before our gods to prostrate before your God!
He said, “Behind me is that I heard a saying which, I swear by Allah, the like of it I have never heard. By Allah it is not poetry, or magic, or soothsaying. O people of Quraish, obey me and lay it on me. Do not come between this man and what he is in. Withdraw from him. By Allah, the saying I heard from him will be a great event. Should the Arabs defeat him, others than you will rid you of him. Should he triumph over the Arabs, his supremacy will be yours, his glory will be yours, and you will be the most fortunate of all people by him.”
The followers of Muhammad (pbuh), mostly the poor and slaves, were a subject of ridicule and laughter for the strong, wealthy chiefs of Quraish. They arrogantly said, “Had it been good that to which Muhammad is calling us, such people as Bilal, Suhaib, and ‘Ammar would not have preceded us to it.”
The Mushrikin of Makkh considered it beneath them to declare belief in Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and submit like the rest of the people. They placed themselves in the position of gods and gave their followers laws to follow and obey. Arrogance and authority inhibited them from accepting Islam for fear of becoming servants of Allah like the rest of ordinary people.
A sorcerer! A madman! A liar! Rather, he is a poet!
The disbelievers regarded it as incredible that Allah would send a human messenger. This delusion originated from their inability to appreciate their worth as human beings, and the honor that Allah has conferred upon humankind over His other creatures.
The shallow criteria, such as power and wealth, by which the Quraish judged people barred them from the truth. Had the Qur’an been sent down to one of the chiefs of Quraish, perhaps they might have believed in it.
The disbelievers of Quraish tried to implant doubt in the heart of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and his followers by denying his prophethood altogether. They claimed that he (pbuh) was neither a prophet nor a messenger.
The Mushrikin, with vague and vain arguments designed to overthrow the truth and a stubborn refusal to see it, claimed: (Nothing did Allah send down to any human being.) Although close to them in the Arabian Peninsula lived People of Scripture, the Jews, whom they acknowledged to be followers of a Divine Book, the Torah.
After dying and becoming dust, shall we then be resurrected?
The disbelievers shut their ears against all guidance and hinged their belief in the Prophet (pbuh) on a material miracle.
The disbelievers tried to bargain with the Prophet (pbuh), saying: “O Muhammad! Come, let us worship what you worship and you worship what we worship so that you and we share the matter. If what you worship is better than what we worship, we will take a share of it. And if what we worship is better than what you worship, you will take a share of it.”