73. Why is it that those who commit sin do not benefit from the Qur’an?

If a corpse is thrown in to a pool of water, any water that enters the pool or rain falls in to it will increase the stench that emanates from the corpse.

The Qur’an brings mercy to an individual, however, in the heart of an impure disbeliever, it brings to them a loss. The Qur’an states:

وَ نُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَ رَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ لاَ يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلاَّ خَسَاراً

We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur`an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss. 1

For each miracle or sign revealed, those individuals will insist on confronting it and will further deviate from the path of Truth. That is the greatest loss for mankind.