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Surah al Baqarah -Part 8

97-98 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was commanded to tell the people that anyone who showed animosity towards Jibreel عليه السلام, then, he must known that it was Jibreel عليه السلام who brought this Quran upon the heart of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, with the permission of Allah, and as a confirmation of all the Heavenly scriptures (Torah, Injīl..) that preceded it, and as a guidance to salvation and glad tidings of an everlasting Paradise for the believers.

Thus, whoever is an enemy to Allah, and His angels, and His Messengers -and especially to angels Jibreel and Mika’īl عليهما السلام – then let it be known to those people, that indeed, Allah is an enemy to all the disbelievers.

99 For indeed, what was sent down by Allah upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ are the clear Heavenly verses, and none shall disbelieve in them except for then ungodly.

100-101 Whenever the Bani Israel make a covenant with Allah, a group of them has to cast it away, because, most of them do not truly believe in it.

For whenever a Messenger came to them from Allah, and he fulfilled the signs of his description within Torah, a group of those to whom the Scripture was given cast the Book of Allah behind their backs as thou they did not know it to be true.

102-103 And prior to this, they followed what the devils deceptively recited to their predecessor during the reign of Suleiman عليه السلام. Indeed, Prophet Suleiman عليه السلام neither disbelieved, nor practiced sorcery, as they have alleged, but it was the devils who disbelieved and taught people sorcery.

Moreover, these people followed into unbelief what was sent down to the two angels of Babylon, Harūt and Marūt, yet those two angels did not teach anyone without first informing them that they are but a test of faith sent from Allah to expose the evil of sorcery, so it’d be good for people not to disbelieve by learning it. But even then, they did learn the magic from them by which they could separate a man from his wife. Yet they could not harm anyone with it except by the permission of Allah. And they learned what would harm their own souls rather than benefit them.

Most surely, they knew that whoever acquired this evil knowledge will have no share of Paradise in the Hereafter, so how woeful is the price for which they sold their own souls, if they were to know the gravity of their sin.

And had they believed and been God-fearing, then their reward from Allah would indeed have been far better, if they only they were to know.

104- Allah prohibits the believers from saying to the Prophet ﷺ: “Ra’ina” (pay heed to us), and commanded them to say: “Unzurna” (grant us consideration), and to listen attentively to their Messenger ﷺ.

And as for the disbelievers, there certainly would be a most painful torment.

105- The one’s who have disbelieved from among the People of the Book, along with the polytheist, wish that nothing good would ever be sent down to the believers from Allah. But it is Allāh who singles out whoever He wills for His mercy.

And Allah alone is the Possessor of Magnificent Bounty.

106- Whatever decree or verse Allah abrogates, or causes to be forgotten, is replaced by something better for the welfare of humanity, or something that is similar to it.

Do you not then know that Allah is indeed powerful over all things?

107-108 Do you not know that to Allah alone belongs all the dominion over the heavens and the earth and that you do not have, apart from Allah, any patron or supporter to help you?

Or is it that you believers wish to question your Messenger ﷺ as Musa عليه السلام was questioned before by his people? Yet whoever replaces faith with unbelief has truly strayed far from the even way.

109- Many among the People of the Book would love to turn you back into disbelievers after your coming to faith, purely out of the envy that has grown in their souls, even after the truth became manifest to them.

Pardon and overlook this as believers, until Allah brings about whatever He shall decree regarding them. Indeed, Allah is powerful over all things.

110- Duly establish the Salah, and give Zakah, for whatever good you advance for your souls, you’ll find its reward with Allah. Indeed, Allah is all-seeing of all that you do.

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