Quran Chptr 4-53&54 (Pt-5, Stg-1)(L-554) -درس قرآن
Deprivation of the Jews
Surah ‘An-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
53. Or have they even a share in the Sovereignty? Then in that case, they would not give mankind even the speck on a date-stone.
54. Or are they jealous of mankind because of that which Allah of His Bounty hath bestowed upon them? “So We bestowed upon the house of Abraham (of old) the Scripture and Wisdom, and We bestowed on them a mighty kingdom.
53. ‘Am lahum nasiibum-minal-mulki fa-‘izal-laa yu’-tuu-nannaasa naqiiraa.
54. ‘Am yahsuduu-nan-naasa ‘alaa maaa ‘aataahu-mUllaahu min-fazliH. Fa-qad ‘aatayNaaa ‘Aala-‘Ibraahiimal-Kitaaba wal-Hikmata wa ‘aatayNaahum-mul-kan ‘aziimaa.
Occasion of this verse’s revelation has been described that the Children of Israel used to consider that prophet-hood and lord-ship of the religion was their hereditary and right. Moreover, it should remain only in the dynasty of the children of
in every reign. Therefore, they used
to take it as their disgrace in obeying the last Messenger of Allah Almighty,
Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), and say that
ultimately they would succeed in getting sovereignty and kingdom. Due to saying
the above-mentioned words by the Jews, this verse was revealed, “Have the Jews any share in the Sovereignty and
kingdom?” It means that certainly they have no share. These people are so much
stingy that if they become ruler or king, they will never give alms even equal
to a seed of the sesame. That is to say; whenever they will get empire
anywhere, they will not bestow on any beggar even equal to an atom. Israel
Then Allah Almighty inquires, “Are the Jews grievous due to Bounty and the Liberality, which Allah Almighty has bestowed upon Muhammad, His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and His companions (sahaabah) (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them)? It is entirely their absurdity to envy for this purpose because We have bestowed upon the house of Abraham (peace be upon him) the Scripture and Wisdom, and We bestowed on them a mighty kingdom. Even now; these all are held in His (Abraham - peace be upon him) house as the last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is from the descendants of Ishmael, who was too the son of Abraham (peace be upon them). Then it is not lawful for the Jews to envy and deny due to this reason.
When it was manifested upon the Jews that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was a True Prophet of Allah Almighty and Holy Qur’an is His Real Word, then it was better for them to believe in Allah Almighty, to embrace Islam and to become brothers of the Muslims instead of maintaining malice and jealousy in their hearts. But they were misled as much in the greed and avarice of worldly respect and honor, wealth and property that they did not care for the Commands of Allah Almighty. They used to burn in the fire of jealousy and avarice, to stand opposite upon the infidelity and denial, and to be exhausted of the friendship with the enemies of Islam. They also used to remain misers and do stinginess. How can prophet-hood and sovereignty be given to the people like These?