It is the Truth confirming that which they possess
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 91 to 93 of 286, Section – 11 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
And when it is said unto them: Believe in that which Allah hath revealed, they say: We believe in that which was revealed unto us. And they disbelieve in that which cometh after it, though it is the truth confirming that which they possess. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Why then slew ye the Prophets of Allah aforetime, if ye are (indeed) believers?
Wa ‘izaa qiila lahum ‘aa-minuu bimaaa ‘anza-LAllaahu qaaluu nu’-minu bimaaa ‘un-zila ‘alaynaa wa yakfuruuna bimaa waraaa-‘ahuu wa huwal-Haqqu musaddiqal-limaa ma-‘ahum. Qul falima taqtuluuna ‘ambiyaaa-‘Allaahi min- qablu ‘in- kuntum-mu’-miniin.
As it has been explained previously that when the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace, glory and blessings on Him) invited the Children of Israel to embrace Islam, they replied that their hearts have already been filled with these Commands of God Almighty, which exist in their Heavenly Scripture Torah, so, they have no need of any new teachings and Revelations.
Allah Almighty has disclosed in this verse that this claim of theirs’ is false also because they do not believe in even their Heavenly Books entirely and do not follow their Commands. It is its proof that they have used to falsify their Prophets (peace be upon Them), moreover they have slain some of Them. If they had faith completely in that Scripture and its Commands, they might not be so disobedient.
After providing this proof, God Almighty warns them that they have gone astray totally from the Straight Path and have left the true religion, so, it is better for them to adopt the Religion Islam and admit the Holy Qur’an. It is the Last Heavenly Book. This Book verifies their Books itself and presents them in duly corrected form. Without believing in the Last Scripture of Allah Almighty, their claim of believing in their own Scriptures is totally wrong.
92. And Moses came unto you with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), yet while he was away, ye chose the calf (for worship) and ye were wrongdoers.
93. And when We made with you a covenant and caused the (Mount) Toor to tower above you, (saying): Hold fast that which We have given you, and hear (Our Word), they said: We hear and disobey. And (worship of) the calf was made to sink into their hearts because of their rejection (of the covenant). Say (unto them): Evil is that which your belief enjoineth on you, if ye are believers.
92. Wa laqad jaaa-‘akum-Muu-saa bil-Bayyinaati summat-takhaz-tumul-‘ijla mim- ba’-dihii wa ‘antum zaalimuun.
93. Wa ‘iz ‘akhazNaa Miisaa-qakum wa rafa’-Naa fawqa-kumut-Tuur. Khuzuu maaa ‘aatayNaakum- bi-quwwa-tinw-wasma-‘uu. Qaaluu sami’-naa wa ‘asaynaa; wa ‘ush-ribuu fii quluubihimul-‘ijla bi-kufrihim. Qul bi’-samaa ya’-murukum- bihiii ‘iimaanukum ‘in-kuntum-mu’-miniin.
In the previous verse Allah Almighty has proved that the claim of Jews was wrong that they were following entirely the Divine Law of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and now they do not need any new Religion or Divine. God Almighty commanded against it that they had falsified their many Prophets and some of Them were even slain by them.
Now in this verse God Almighty commands that He sent the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and bestowed Him also a lot of miracles but knowing all this, even then, the Children of Israel began worship of the calf. They gave up Oneness of God and overtook infidelity and ascribed plurality with God Almighty.
Then God Almighty made covenant with them in the base of Mount Sinai on some Orders to be obeyed. At that time, due to fear of God Almighty, they promised but later on, they refused to admit it. So at last, Allah, the Most High says, “If your faith, of which you claim, teaches you to slay the Prophets (peace be upon Them), worship the calf instead of God Almighty and break the covenant, then your this faith teaches you wrong-doings. How can it be a true Belief?