Quran Chptr 4-47 (Pt-5, Stg-1)(L-550) -درس قرآن
Invitation of Belief to the Jews
Surah ‘An-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
47. O ye unto whom the Scripture hath been given! Believe in what We have revealed confirming that which ye possess, before We destroy countenances so as to confound them, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers (of old time). And the Commandment of Allah is always executed.
47. Yaaa- ‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘uu-tul- Kitaaba ‘aaminuu bimaa nazzalNaa musaddiqal-limaa ma-‘akum-min qabli ‘an-nat-misa wujuuhan fa-naruddahaa ‘alaaa ‘adbaarihaaa ‘aw nal-‘anahum kamaa la-‘annaaa ‘As-haabas-Sabt. Wa kaana ‘am-rUllaahi maf-‘uulaa.
In this verse, the People of the Scripture are being invited: Corroborate the Holy Qur’an. This Word of Allah Almighty confirms your old Scriptures, and the basic principles of those Scriptures are united with It (Holy Qur’an). You should be saved from that punishment of Allah Almighty by embracing Islam, which was given to the past nations due to declining the Truth”.
Allah Almighty commanded the children of
, “Believe in Holy Qur’an before the time, when We shall
destroy your countenances so as to either confound them or metamorphose your
faces and make them like animals, as We destroyed and changed the countenances
of the Sabbath-breakers, and made them apes”. Israel
‘As-haabas-Sabt - (Sabbath-breakers, the people of the day of Saturday). The story of the Sabbath-breakers has been mentioned in Surah ‘A’-raaf , which is briefly as under, “The children of
are permitted to hunt
the fish during entire days of the week except Saturday. Allah Almighty wished
to test them. Therefore, it was God’s such Will that the fish used to appear
very less in quantity on all other days, but on Saturday, it used to be seen in
very much numbers. The Children of Israel used to be affected that the fish was
in abundant quantity but they were not permitted to hunt it. They could not
have patience and tried to get unlawful advantage from this command of Allah
Almighty through stratagem. They dug many abysses along with the bank of river
and connected those pits to the river. On Saturday, the fish used to come in
pits besides the water from the river and assemble here. Next day, they used to
catch the fish from there. Due to this stratagem and wickedness, the curse of
Allah Almighty descended upon them and they were made apes by destroying their
The Jews are being frightened from this curse of Allah Almighty also in the above-mentioned verse and they have been warned that ‘the Commandment of Allah Almighty is always executed. So, they should not disobey Him, otherwise they will deserve the torment of God Almighty’.