Quran Chapter 2-85a (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-113) - درس قرآن
Disobedience and breach of covenant
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
85a. Yet ye it is who slay each other and drive out a party of your people from their homes, supporting one another against them by sin and transgression -
85a. Summa ‘antum haaa-‘ulaaa-‘i taqtuluuna ‘anfu-sakum wa tukhrijuuna fariiqam-minkum-min-diyaarihim; ta-zaaharuuna ‘alayhim- bil-‘ismi wal-‘udwaan.
It is known from this sentence that as the Children of Israel used to slay and shed the blood among themselves mutually or exile their compatriots and religious-fellows, which was not for any principle but only as a sin, tyranny and transgression. The nation, which behaves like this with their own people, what a better behavior that can do with others?
God Almighty warns the Children of Israel in this verse, “You ratified Our Covenant that you should neither shed the blood of your people; nor turn (a party of) your people out of their dwellings.” But you oppose this covenant. You slay one another and drive out a party of your people from their homes.
During the times of Last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon Him), two tribes from the Children of Israel ‘Banu Nazair’ and ‘Banu Quraizah’ used to live in Madinah and its vicinity. They used to remain busy in civil war/domestic quarrels habitually. Two tribes of the Infidels of Madinah were also populated there. One of the tribes from the Jews used to be friend of the one tribe of Infidels, and the other tribe of the Jews - friend of the other tribe of the infidels. Whenever the war used to begin, it was their routine to slay and exile one another.
It reveals from the history that after the Prophet Solomon (peace be upon Him), cruel contradiction grew among the twelve tribes of the Children of Israel. Many people were slain during their wars. Resultant, their government was ruined. They became slaves of others and were compelled to pass their lives under disgrace, infamy and ignominy condition.