Flinging the Scripture of God behind their backs
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse –101 of 286, Section –12 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
And when there cometh unto them a Messenger from Allah, confirming that which they possess, a party of those who have received the scripture fling the scripture of Allah behind their backs as if they knew not.
Wa lammaa jaaa-‘a hum Rasuulum-min ‘inDIllaahi mu-saddiqul-limaa ma-‘ahum nabaza fariiqum-minal-lazii-na ‘uutul-kitaaba, kitaa-bAllaahi waraaa-‘a zuhuuri-him ka-‘an-nahum laa ya’-lamuun.
Rasuulun – (Messenger), the person carrying message. This word is used for all the Prophets (peace be upon Them). It is revealed from the way of narration of this verse that it signifies towards the last Messenger of Allah Almighty (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him). Religious commentators, research scholars and philosophers have taken these meanings of the verse also.
Ma-‘ahum – (they possess), it aims the Holy Scripture, Torah, which was heavenly Book of the Children of Israel and the last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) confirmed it.
KitaabAllaahi – (the Book of Allah), here it aims Torah too, guidance of which was not admitted by the Children of Israel. These people did not believe also in the last Messenger and Prophet Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him), though, open signs and foretelling had been mentioned in their Holy Book (Torah). The Jewish Scholars tried their best to hide these foretelling and the common Jewish people opposed Islam and the Muslims limitless, whereas their deliverance was connected with the Belief in Islam.
Waraaa-‘a zuhuurihim – (behind their backs), it is a proverb, which means, “They took it carelessly and opposed it practically”.
In this verse, it is being described to the Children of Israel that the Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) has not come for the purpose that He should remove their religion, but He (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) has come to refresh it and provide it a new life. Therefore, not obeying Him (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) is just like ruining entirely their religion by undermining its foundations themselves.
Besides all these Revelations, the Children of Israel began to oppose the religion Islam publicly, and which glad tidings had been mentioned in Torah about the coming of the Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him), and which signs and tokens were described, they changed Torah to hide them and became quite apparently unknown, as though, they didn’t know that corroborative evidence and confirmation regarding the last Prophet (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) exists in it.