Quran Chapter 4 -154 (Pt-6, Stg-1) (L-623) - درس قرآن
Violations of the Jews
Suratun-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَرَفَعْنَا فَوْقَهُمُ ٱلطُّورَ بِمِيثَٰقِهِمْ وَقُلْنَا لَهُمُ ٱدْخُلُوا۟ ٱلْبَابَ سُجَّدًا وَقُلْنَا لَهُمْ لَا تَعْدُوا۟ فِى ٱلسَّبْتِ وَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُم مِّيثَٰقًا غَلِيظًا (154
154. And We caused the (Mount)Toor to tower above them at (the taking of) their covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate, prostrate! And We bode them: Transgress not the Sabbath! And We took from them a firm covenant.
154. Wa Rafa’-Naa fawqahu-mut-Tuura bi-Miisaaqihim wa qulNaa lahumud-khulul-baaba sujja-danw-wa qulNaa lahum laa ta’-duu fis-Sabti wa ‘a-khaz-Naa minhum-Miisaaqan-galii-zaa.
Sujja-dan – (prostrating), it is plural of saajid, which has come out from Sajdah i.e. to keep the forehead on earth before someone for His respect.
Laa ta’-duu – (Do not transgress), it is from ‘udwaan, which means ‘to cross the limit’.
Galii-zun – this word is used for ‘weighty and corpulent’. Here it aims ‘strong and firm’ which is unbreakable.
Allah Almighty described about the Jews in this verse that they were commanded to act upon the instructions mentioned in Torah. They denied and said, “These orders are very severe. It is impossible for us to act upon them”. Then Allah Almighty towered the
Mount Sinai over their heads. They began to tremble due to its
fear that it was near to fall on their heads. They thought that they would be
dashed to pieces. For this reason they promised to act upon Torah. After this
covenant they were commanded to enter the gate of city in prostrate position
before Allah Almighty.
They disobeyed also this order. In punishment of this disobedience,
pestilential disease (plague) spread between them and thousands were killed.
After that, they broke another order. They were forbidden from preying upon the fish on Saturday. A firm and strong covenant was taken from them for this purpose. See the Omnipotence of God Almighty that the fish used to come in abundance on every Saturday only. They could not wait and made a plan. They dug such ponds, in which the fish might come but could not return on Saturday, so that, they could catch the fish on the next day “Sunday”. It is clear evident that this work was against the Commandment of Allah Almighty. Therefore their faces were shaped as monkeys.
Such people think that everything is only in worldly respect, wealth and property, Army and supremacy. They do not believe in the next world (the Doomsday) and give importance to only outward things. Allah Almighty, His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and Their Commands have no weight near to them. Neither they believe in the Word/Scriptures of Allah Almighty and nor they understand the Truth of His Angels (peace be upon them). They determine that the Time of accounts on the Day of Resurrection is as self-invented. But actually they are disbelievers. According to the fixed Laws of Allah Almighty, they shall be punished in the world as well as on the Doomsday.