Lesson # 394
The People of the Scripture disbelieve in the Revelations of God
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses –98 & 99 of 200, Section – 10 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
98. Say: O people of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the Revelations of Allah, when Allah (Himself) is Witness of what ye do?
99. Say: O people of the Scripture! Why drive ye back believers from the Way of Allah, seeking to make it crooked, when ye are witnesses (to Allah’s Guidance)? And Allah is not Unaware of what ye do.
98. ‘Qul yaaa-‘Ahlal-Kitaabi lima takfuruuna bi-‘Aayaa-TIllaahi wAllaahu Shahiidun ‘alaa maa ta’-maluun.
99. Qul yaaa-‘Ahlal-Kitaabi lima tasudduuna ‘an- Sabii-LIllaahi man ‘aamana tab-guuna-haa ‘iwajanw-wa ‘antum shuha-daaa’. Wa mAllaahu bi-gaafi-lin ‘ammaa ta’-maluun.
At first, the Jews and the Christians were being addressed. In the midst, their objections were answered and doubts were cleared. Now they are being admonished again, “While the paths of good and evil have been described you openly, the proofs of just and truth have been manifested, true and valid verses of Holy Qur-’aan have been caused to hear you, then now what is the problem with you that you have fixed yourselves to disbelieve in Holy Qur-’aan and the Holder of this Word of Allah Almighty i.e. His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), whereas you are so called the people of the Scripture”. “Remember it that your entire deeds are being noted by God Almighty. He knows very well also your intentions and schemes. When He will seize you, then He will leave you not before finalizing a complete account of your deeds”.
Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is being commanded in the second verse of this lesson that He should ask from the People of the Scripture: Not only you are deprived of getting the wealth of Belief yourselves, but you wish to drive back the believers from the Way of God too. Why is it so, that you try to find false and untrue faults in Islam seeking to make it crooked (to turn the Muslims away from Islam), when you know that God’s Guidance is the Truth. You commit these bad acts intentionally and try to falsify the truth after recognition. Allah Almighty is not Unaware of these wickedness. When the time of reprisal will come, He will punish you severely.
We have come to know from these verses that the children of Israel have, willing or unwilling, enmity, malice and obstinacy against Islam. Holy Qur-’aan has described them entire facts openly and they have understood it also very well, that the Holy Qur-’aan is really the Word of God Almighty. But even then, they do not adopt the Straight Path