Arrogance of the Children of Israel (L – 493),
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses – 181 & 182 of 200, Section 19 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
181. Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said, (when asked for contributions to the war): “Allah, forsooth, is poor, and we are rich!” We shall record their saying and their slaying of the Prophets unjustly and We shall say: Taste ye the punishment of burning!
182. this is on account of that which your own hands have sent before (you to the judgment) and Allah is no Oppress or of (His) bondmen.
181. Laqad sami-‘Allaahu qaw-lallaziina qaaluuu ‘innAllaaha faqii-runw-wa nahnu ‘agni-yaaa’. Sanak-tubu maa qaa-luu wa qat-lahumul-‘Ambi-yaaa-‘a bi-gayri haqqinw-wa naquulu zuuquu ‘azaabal-hariiq.
182. Zaalika bimaa qaddamat ‘ay-diikum wa ‘annAllaaha laysa bi-zallaamil-lil-‘abiid.
Another shameless villainy of the Children of Israel has been described in this verse. Firstly, they do not expend in the Way of Allah Almighty due to hoarding up. Secondly, whenever they hear the order to expend for the Cause of Allah Almighty, they joke on it and become arrogant of Allah Almighty. When the verse “Man zallazii yuq-ri-zUllaaha qar-zan hasanaaa” (Who is he, who will lend money to Allah without interest, which will be repaid at the pleasure of the borrower) revealed, they said, “Does Allah borrow loan from us? If it is so, then Allah is beggar and poor (Let us flee to God), and we are rich and free.
It needs some close attention here that Allah Almighty named the money as a loan to which will be expended in the good works. Doing so, He proved His perfect Mercy and Kindness. He causes to bear the spending money (which has already been bestowed by Him to us) for our own welfare. He will not get any profit or gain while we shall be spending, then how can it be called “Loan”? It is only His Beneficence that He promises to pay us best retaliation/ remuneration against our expending money for our own welfare and He names it as a loan. But the Jews began to get it as a joke due to their wickedness instead of accepting it as Allah’s Kindness and prated such foolish talk in the Dignity of Allah Almighty. He commands that He has heard their sayings and He shall punish them on their arrogance.
They had been slaying the innocent and sinless Prophets (peace be upon them). As they have spoken rude words on the Superiority of Allah Almighty, likewise they were arrogant in the dignity of the Prophets (peace be upon them) also. Due to this reason, they deserved punishment of burning in the Fire of the Hell.