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Some Jews were righteous too
Lesson # 942 from the Noble Quran
Some Jews were righteous too
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 168 of 206, Section – 21 of
24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
And We have sundered them in the earth as (separate)
nations. Some of them are righteous, and some far from that. And We have
tried them with good things and evil things that haply they might return.
Wa qatta’-Naahum fil-‘arzi
Minhu-mus-saali-huuna wa min-hum
duuna zaalik. Wa
balaw-Naahum bil-hasanaati was-sayyi-‘aati la-‘allahum
Qatta’-Naa – (We have
sundered), it is past tense, origin of it is taqtiii’, which has been derived from qata’. Qata’ means “to cut”. Taqtiii’
means “to cut into little pieces”. Here it aims “they were divided in little tribes
being dispersed due to the reason of their wicked deeds”.
The Children of
Israel were descendants of twelve brothers and they had twelve big lineages, to
whom, Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) desired to accommodate in Palestine
after getting them liberated from Egypt, where Pharaoh and his nation had made
them target for tyranny and torment.
These people entered
in the Peninsula of Sinai after crossing the Red Sea. But it was not possible for
them to enter Palestine without fighting. Complete detail about this story has
been described in Surah ‘Al-Maaa-‘idah
that they denied from fighting and wandered in the dreary fields of Sinai
Valley for forty years.
At last they conquered
Palestine during the times of Prophet Yusha’
(peace be upon Him) and entered in the Holy Land. Then a very powerful
sovereignty of the Children of Israel was established. That sovereignty remained
established until they remained in the terms of intimacy mutually. The power
and sovereignty was lost from them when their organizers departed. At last, due
to quarrels with one another, they were dispersed hither and thither.
It has been
commanded in this verse: Due to infighting between themselves and mutual rancor,
We separated them in little tribes and shed abroad in different countries. Some
of them were righteous and maximum people were disobedient and vicious. There was
a time when they ruled prosperity as well as were entangled with calamities. They
were required to learn and get warning from every kind of circumstances, and
acquire collective power again; being unanimous in opinion among themselves,
but they continued quarreling with one another, and their condition had gone
from bad to worse.
The aim from
describing about the circumstances of the Children of Israel is that the
Muslims should learn and take a warning from them. And they should never let to
lose their mutual alliance and amity. Alas! We did not take warning from their
circumstances and could not be united, unanimous in our opinions. Holy Qur’an has been challenging us
continuously, but we are those who don’t feel. (God forbid).
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to
English by Muhammad Sharif)