Quran Chapter 2-85b (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-114) - درس قرآن
Obedience of only some commands
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
85b. and if they came to you as captives ye would ransom them, whereas their expulsion was itself unlawful for you. Believe ye in part of the Scripture and disbelieve ye in part thereof? And what is the reward of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom. And Allah is not Unaware of what ye do.
85b. Wa ‘iny-ya’-tuu-kum ‘usaaraa tufaaduuhum wa huwa muharramun ‘alaykum ‘ikhraajuhum. ‘Afa-tu’-minuu-na bi-ba’-zil-kitaabi wa takfu-ruuna bi-ba’z. Famaa ja-zaaa-‘u many-yaf-‘alu zaalika minkum ‘illaa khiz-yun- fil-hayaatid-dunyaa. Wa Yaw-mal-Qiyaamati yuradduuna ‘ilaaa ashaddil-‘azaab. Wa mallaahu bi-gaafilin ‘ammaa ta’-maluun.
‘Al-kitaabu – (the Book)), it aims Torah; the Heavenly Scripture of the Jews. This argument is being fixed upon them that besides following the commands of Holy Qur’an, even they do not obey commands of their own Holy Scripture fully. They obey only those some commands, in which they consider their own benefit. Which commands demand sacrifice, they put them behind themselves.
In this verse, wicked deeds of the Children of Israel and breach of covenant by them have been explained. They used to exile their colleagues first of all, by fighting them. Whenever they used to become prisoners of other nations, then the Jews set them free quickly paying compensation to show their sincerity, still it is fact that it was unlawful for them to exile their religious brothers. So, it is found that they obey the Command of Torah that the prisoners should be set free, but they do not obey this order that they should not be exiled.
Allah Almighty commands along with it, “And what is the reward of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom. And Allah is not Unaware of what ye do”.