Thread: Jews in the Quran
03-29-2005, 02:19 PM #1
Jews in the Quran
Jews in the Quran
Why does the Quran deal with Jews and at such great length? Let us now reflect upon this important question.
Is it because of the Jewish presence in Madinah? No doubt there were Jews in Madinah, they had to be invited to Islam, and the Quran had to deal with the state they were in and with their behaviour towards the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his message. So this certainly was one of the 'occasions' or reasons for these revelations. But this is not sufficient to explain the length, content and context of this discourse.
Is it because of the Prophet's disappointment and anger at the Jews' stubborn refusal to accept him, and their vehement opposition to him, as many Orientalists often contend? There is no textual or historical evidence to support this contention. The Quran is not the type of discourse whose objective would be to vent anger against its enemies, and then put it at its very beginning for all of its readers to observe for all times to come. There is no anger or condemnation such as we find in the Old and New Testaments. The Prophet went to great lengths to accommodate the Jews, and they were very well treated by Muslims throughout history.
The primary purpose does not seem to be to condemn the Jews of the Prophet's time. Rather it is to provide a 'mirror' for the Muslims of all times, to hold up to themselves, to see a faithful reflection of their own conditions and destiny. The discourses also deliver judgement upon the Bani Israel because of their failure to discharge their mission, and thus provide the basis to replace them with the new Ummah, the Muslim Ummah, raised under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad, to continue Allah's mission.
For, in the Quran, history is not for history's sake. Though particular nations have been named, names are mere labels. Their accounts are in fact case studies of communities to show what goes wrong with them and why. From these examples other people should learn lessons.
"Key to Al-Baqarah" - Khurram Murad, pp. 16-17
03-29-2005, 02:21 PM #2
making this post to actually give an answer to a very old question that was asked around here about jews and muslims not getting along , the point this guy si making is fair since , there are learned muslims and then retard muslims , the learned ones think this way as mentioned above !
03-29-2005, 02:23 PM #3
03-29-2005, 02:46 PM #4
The Quran talks positively about Jews, but it does say they strayed from GOD's path at the beginning. Just like the Old Testament scolds Jews for straying from GOD's path.
I like Jews, when I go to foriegn countries and they dont have halaal foods, I eat Kosher foods. Because they cut the animal with the belief in the one GOD.
03-29-2005, 03:22 PM #5Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
and the christian pagans cut the animals in trinity eh
03-29-2005, 03:29 PM #6Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
03-29-2005, 03:36 PM #7Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
good porkie pork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-29-2005, 03:46 PM #8
yesssssssssssssss pork ribs! In fact i will have to say I do eat just about anything, you should see some of the women I've had..........
03-29-2005, 04:20 PM #9Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
Christianity isnt legalistic.
03-29-2005, 04:21 PM #10
My salvation isnt dependent on how much pork I eat.
03-29-2005, 04:57 PM #11Originally Posted by books555
03-29-2005, 05:14 PM #12
Actually christianity prohibits to eat pork too
If I would follow the bible by the code I would not be allowed to breath
03-29-2005, 05:33 PM #13Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
Not christianity, we are no longer under the law, but have liberty.
03-29-2005, 11:43 PM #14Originally Posted by books555
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