The prisoners listened silently to the words of the minister. Some of them became angry and stared at him with hatred. Others were interested and amazed. A few of them rejoiced silently as they heard this clear answer. They found new hope in this message.
The speaker for the prisoners answered the minister: “We acknowledge that you have spoken clearly with us. You have boldly told us what you really believe. We will think about your words and discuss the points you have raised, comparing them carefully with the Qur'anic verses and the Traditions. Some of us do not agree with you right now, but we have promised to let you go in peace. We will continue to study this subject diligently.”