A party of them knowingly conceals the Truth
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –146 & 147 of 286, Section –17 of 40 (Part - 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
146. Those unto whom We gave the Scripture recognize (this Revelation) as they recognize their sons. And lo! A party of them knowingly conceals the truth.
147. It is the Truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those waver.
146. ‘Allaziina ‘aatayNaa-humul-Kitaaba ya’-rifuunahuu kamaa ya’-rifuuna ‘abnaaa-‘ahum. Wa ‘inna fariiqam-minhum la-yak-tumuunal-Haqqa wa hum ya’-lamuun.
147. ‘Al-Haqqu mir-Rabbika falaa takuunanna minal-mum-tariin.
It has been described in this verse that the Children of Israel and the Christians had known very well by means of their religious books that a Prophet (peace be upon Him) will come at the last of all. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) will not say anything at His own. Moreover, He will teach likeness of the Revelation of God Almighty. When the Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was sent, they found the tokens and signs into Him, which had been mentioned in their Scripture. They distinguished very well that He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) is the last of all Holy Prophet and His teachings are True and Correct. But they denied believing in Him (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) due to only enmity, opposite and malice, and tried to hide the entire foretelling, which held in their Heavenly Books, and exposed as that they have not recited these foretelling.
God Almighty is causing to produce certainty and confidence to His Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that the People of the Scriptures; whether believe or do not believe in You, whether they hide the foretelling about your Prophet-hood or disclose, whether they deem Your Qiblah as right or wrong, the Right is in all conditions Right and You are the True Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him). The entire Commands are sent by Us (Allah Almighty) towards the Prophet (peace be upon Him). Permanent Qiblah of the Muslims will remain Ka’-bah (the Square Building at Makkah). So You should not remain in any doubt or hesitation.
It has been known also from this verse that the foretelling was held in the former Heavenly Scriptures about coming of the last Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him). The People of the Scriptures knew Him already and recognized Him just like a father can recognize his children from many children and he does not feel any difficulty in recognizing his own child.
Sorrow on the People of the Scriptures that they found all tokens of Messenger-hood in the Last Messenger, Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) , their hearts provided them evidence but till today, they did not embrace Islam being apart entirely from the religious persecution.