Only those who hear respond (to the invitation). And Allah raises the dead (the hearing named Sem’i that is dead, the understanding named Fu’âd that is dead, the sight named Basar that is dead). Then to Him they are returned (the spirit is made to return to Allah by the help of the religious guide).
And they said: “Why has not a sign been sent down to him from his Lord”? Say: “Surely Allah is Omnipotent to send down a miracle (verse)”. And yet most of them do not know.
There is not a moving creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book. Then to their Lord they will be gathered.
Those who deny Our Verses are deaf and dumb in the darkness. Whom Allah wills He leaves in Misguidance. And whom He wills He puts them on the Sıratı Mustakîm (the Path that delivers to Allah).
(O Muhammad!) Say (to the associators): “Did you see yourselves (your state, your powerlessness as deaf and dumb denying the verses of Allah in darkness)? If the torment of Allah should overtake you or the Hour (Doomsday) should come upon you, will you call on others besides Allah, if you are truthful”?
Nay! Him you call upon (and beg). So He clears away that for which you pray if He wills and you forget what you associate.
And certainly We sent (Messengers) to nations (communities) before you. Then We seized them with distress and affliction in order that they might implore.
Yet would it not be better if they implored with humility when Our affliction came to them? But their hearts hardened. Satan embellished to them that which they used to do.
Then, when they forgot that with which they had been reminded (admonished), We opened for them the gates of all things, until, when they rejoiced in what they were given. When We seized them suddenly, then lo! They were in utter despair.