These awful punishments are threatened not only against the rejecters of the
Corân, but against the rejecters of that which God sent His previous
Messengers with, i.e. the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. Both revelations
are placed on the same footing; the danger of their rejection is the same.
When Mussulmans of the present day are tempted to speak despitefully of the
Jewish and Christian Scriptures, and of their divine contents, let them weigh
well such passages of the Corân as the above, lest they incur the peril of the
punishment here indicated.