Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Hebrews’ Contempt


The Hebrews’ Contempt

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verses –181 & 182 of 200, Section –19 (Part – 4)


181.  Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said, (when asked for contributions to the war): “Allah, forsooth, is poor, and we are rich!” We shall record their saying and their slaying of the Prophets unjustly and We shall say: Taste ye the punishment of burning!

 182.  this is on account of that which your own hands have sent before (you to the judgment) and Allah is no Oppress or of (His) bondmen.         

181.   Laqad sami-‘allaahu  qaw-lallaziina  qaaluuu  ‘innallaaha  faqii-runw-wa  nahnu  ‘agni-yaaa’.  Sanak-tubu  maa  qaa-luu  wa  qat-lahumul-‘Ambi-yaaa-‘a  bi-gayri  haqqinw-wa  naquulu  zuuquu  ‘azaabal-hariiq. 

182.  Zaalika bimaa  qaddamat  ‘ay-diikum  wa  ‘annallaaha  laysa  bi-zallaamil-lil-‘aiid.   




Another shameless villainy of the Jews has been described in this verse. Firstly, they did not use to spend in the Way of Allah Almighty due to hoarding. Secondly, whenever they heard the order to spend for the cause of Allah Almighty, they rallied upon it and became arrogant of Allah Almighty. When the verse “Man  zallazii  yuq-ri-zul-laaha qar-zan  hasanaaa” (Who is he, who will lend money to Allah without interest, which will be repaid at the pleasure of the borrower) revealed, they said, “Does Allah borrow loan from us? If it is so, then Allah is beggar and poor (May Allah forbid), and we are rich and independent.


It needs some close attention here that Allah Almighty named as loan to the money, which will be spent in the good works. Doing so, He proved His perfect Mercy and Kindness. He causes to bear the spending money (which has already been bestowed by Him to us) for our own welfare. He will not get any profit or gain while we shall be spending, then how can it be called “Loan”? It is only His Beneficence that He promises to pay us best retaliation/remuneration against our spending money for our own welfare and names this thing as loan. But the Jews began to get it as a joke due to their wickedness instead of accepting it as Allah’s Kindness and prated such foolish talk in the Dignity of Allah Almighty. He commands that He has heard these saying and He shall punish them on their arrogance.


They had been slaying the innocent and sinless Prophets. As they have spoken rude words on the Superiority of Allah Almighty, likewise they presumed in the dignity of Prophets also. Due to this reason, they deserved punishment of burning Fire of the Hell.     



Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.

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