In order to comprehend this
verse, its contextual background needs to be understood: The Jews would implant
certain objections in the minds of the idolaters against the Muslims. One among
them pertained to the language of the Qur’ān: they objected that since until
then the language of Divine scriptures had never been Arabic, so what was the
reason for revealing the Qur’ān in Arabic. The answer given to them is that
since the addressees are Arabs so it is revealed in Arabic. Had it been revealed
in a language other than Arabic, they would have raised the objection that why a
Book in a non-Arabic tongue was revealed to the Arabs.
The Qur’ān goes on to assert that it is
a guidance and a healing for those who have made themselves worthy of it by
accepting faith. People who are not professing faith in it are a victim of their
own evil nature. It is not that the Book has some deficiency that they are not
believing in it. It is their own addiction to evil that has made them blind and
deaf to its message.