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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The Holy Qur'an, in the 105th verse of the chapter "Hood", divides people into two categories of blessed and unblessed. "Unblessedness denotes deprivation and lack of goodness". 'Oswah' (exemplar) is another term meaning a role model or a leader. However, 'ta'assī' (imitation) refers to the act of following the behaviors and actions of others. Take note that one of the educating methods used in the Qur'an is providing a role model and since role models are easily accessible for people, it is proper to attach prime importance to introducing unblessed figures. One of the aims of the Qur'an in relating the life stories of people is to describe their inappropriate behaviors so that they serve as examples to avoid and other people take a lesson from them. In the present study, we discuss the causes of unblessedness such as counting Quranic verses false, sensualism, greed, avarice, etc. We then deal with different types of unblessed people and their examples including Satan, Cain, son of Noah, the People of the Elephant, the People of 'Ād, etc.