What should we understand from the verse, "We have indeed sent down Signs: and Allah guides whom He wills to a way that is straight" (an-Nur, 24/46)?

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What should we understand from the verse, "We have indeed sent down Signs: and Allah guides whom He wills to a way that is straight" (an-Nur, 24/46)?
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"We have indeed sent down Signs that make things manifest: and Allah guides whom He wills to a way that is straight." (an-Nur, 24/46)

Allah sent down verses in order to inform people about belief and unbelief, the truth and the wrong, the good and the bad, and haram and halal. They were sent down so that people would believe and find guidance. Thus, some people believed and attained guidance but others turned away from belief and fell into heresy. Those who turn away from belief say they believe in Allah and the Prophet but after that, they turn away from the order of Allah and His Messenger. They are not real believers.

Those who use their minds in order to find the truth increase their chance of finding the true path. Allah Almighty opens the door of guidance to them if He wishes. Those who do not use their minds properly hesitate in heresy and remain there as a natural result of their deeds. For, Allah Almighty does not wrong anybody but people wrong themselves. He guides those who approach the line of guidance and leaves those who do not approach where they are. Yes, the following sentence indicates the wisdom we have mentioned above: Yes, He «guides whom He wills to a way that is straight».

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