The people of the Scripture differed after knowing
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 19b of 200, Section – 2 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
19b. Those who (formerly) received the Scripture differed only after knowledge came unto them, through transgression among themselves. And whoso disbelieveth the Revelations of Allah (will find that) lo! Allah is Swift at reckoning.
19b. Wa makhtalafal-laziina ‘uutul-Kitaaba ‘illaa mim- ba’-di maa jaaa-‘ahumul-‘ilmu bagyam- baynahum. Wa many-yakfur bi- ‘AayaaTIllaahi fa- ‘in-nAllaaha Sarii- ‘ul-hisaab.
It has been manifested in the previous lesson that Islam is a bright and clear Truth. From which kind of arguments; Messenger-hood of Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them), Torah and Gospel as Heavenly Scripture; can be proved, better than it, strong and live proofs exist regarding Messenger-hood of the last Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) and The Word Of God i.e. Holy Qur’an. But their own Scriptures are giving evidence about the truth of Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him).
Oneness of God Almighty is an obvious and understood subject. Contrary to Oneness, Ideology of Father and Son (God and Jesus) is only a meaningless thing. No scientific principle corroborates it. Now those persons, who believe in any one of the four Inspired Holy Books of God Almighty, falsify these conspicuous facts. If due to enmity of Islam; they disobey the commands of Allah Almighty, then what can we say more about them that they are doing so due to only enmity, envy, obstinacy, greediness of worldly rank and grandeur.
The dissension took place among the Christians and the Jews or many sects raised out of them. Then the adversity put to end on reciprocal terrifying quarrels and wars. The history tells that its purpose was not only misunderstanding or ignorance, but at most times, these sectarian contradictions grew due to love of wealth and property.
Those people who deny the commands of God Almighty, their punishment has also been explained, that is to say; Allah Almighty will reckon these bad acts and mischief. And He will punish them severely. They will have to face the punishment in this world as well as on the Day of Resurrection.
Cause of such severe punishment is their enmity and disobedience. Woe is to me that they differed at that time when the Knowledge came before them and the Reality disclosed. They did not join the truth when the reality was clear. But they opposed also the just due to only mutual opposite and enmity. The verses of God Almighty came before them, but they closed their eyes and went to the path of infidelity and denial. They forgot that, “God is Swift at reckoning”.