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يَـٰأَيُّهَا ٱلرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَٱللَّهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ
-Al-Mâ’idah ( المائدة )

Tafsir al-Tustari

…God will protect you from people…[Sahl] was asked, ‘What is this protection (ʿiṣma)?’ He replied:God, Exalted is He, promised him [the Prophet] that He would not put him through trials, as He had the rest of the prophets Â, such as Abraham with the fire, Ishmael with the sacrifice, and others as well. Since he [Muḥammad] was not aware of what would happen to him — as He has related, Nor do I know what will be done with me or with you [46:9] — God, Exalted is He, informed him that He would protect him from people.His words:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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