Quran Chapter 2-99 & 100 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-126) - درس قرآن
Breach of covenant by the Jews
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
99. And verily We have revealed unto thee clear verses, and only miscreants will disbelieve in them.
100. Is it ever so that when they make a covenant a party of them set it aside? The truth is, most of them believe not.
99. Wa laqad ‘anzalNaaa ‘ilay-ka ‘Aayaatim- bayyinaat. Wa maa yakfuru bihaaa ‘illal-faasi-quun.
100. ‘Awa- kullamaa ‘aahaduu ‘ahdan-nabazahuu fariiqum-minhum. Bal ‘aksaruhum laa yu’-minuun.
‘Aayaatim- bayyinaat – (clear verses), ‘Aayaat means verses, literally it means ‘tokens’, ‘signs’. The word ‘Aayaat is used for many purposes i.e. punctuation in the Holy Qur’an, Orders, Instructions, and Commands of God Almighty are also called ‘Aayaat, and all those speeches and things which are signs of the Omnipotence of God Almighty, will be included in its meanings.
Bayyinaat – singular of this word is Bayyinah, which means clear, bright. The meanings of this entire sentence may be the Holy Qur’an too, as well as the Miracles and Commands of God Almighty.
The Children of Israel were materialists, so God Almighty bestowed upon their Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) Miracles outward and relating to matter. Near them, proof of the truth of any Prophet (peace be upon Him) was that He (peace be upon Him) would have the Miracles. When the Last Prophet and Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) was sent, the Children of Israel said surprisingly, “of what sort is this Prophet? He has no sign or token of prophet-hood. Replying to them, Allah Almighty commanded, “You demand one sign of Prophet-hood, We have bestowed many signs and tokens upon Our Messenger (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) and those signs & tokens are neither hidden, nor dim. Moreover, these are clear and bright verses, which may be seen by everyone. After reflecting into them, any individual, who has true nature, cannot deny from them. Only those people will disbelieve, who has become habitual of breaking the Laws of God Almighty and violating His Commandments.
History of the Children of Israel has been filled with the happenings of treachery, breaking the covenants, disobeying and violence. Whenever, any Messenger of Allah Almighty brought the Clear Verses unto them, they falsified Him. Moreover, after making the covenant to obey God Almighty and His Prophet (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him), they did not remain firm on it. This habit of refusal and disobeying of the Jews stopped them from accepting the prophet-hood of the Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him).