One gem story of these verses is the story of an incident between ‘Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu and Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
During the Jahiliyyah days of 'Umar Radiyallahu Anhu, he loved to go out in the night and somehow party and socialize with people, one late night, as he was out and the places were closed he went around and passed by the Ka'abah and there he found Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam, praying.
He was like playing hide and seek and was trying to trip on Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam, he went so close that He was infront of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam and Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was reciting ayats, and that was the first time 'Umar Radiyallahu Anhu heard those words closely, coz the Quraysh covered their ears whenever they heard these words, as they did not like it, but at that time 'Umar was clearly hearing it so he said to himself;
'These words are so wonderful they must be words of a poet, by then Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was reciting Verse 41 of Sura 69: 'And it is not the word of a poet; little do you believe.’
And 'Umar got shocked and he said how can he know what i have in my heart, then he said these words must be of a foreteller, and then Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam recited after that Verse 42 of Sura 69: 'Nor the word of a soothsayer; little do you remember.’
Subhan'Allaah! by that time 'Umar Radiyallahu Anhu contemplated (and Umar was known for his wise mind too) then said, these are the words of Allaah.
It might not have been the turning point that he went into and entered the fold of Islam, but it was an incident that opened his thoughts to it, as we know Umar Ibn Al Khattab was a very compassionate person, even during his jahiliyyah days.
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