How Jews Incurred the Wrath of Allah, His Messenger, and Believers! Featured

By Sheikh Abdul Haq Al Hashimi February 06, 2024 1377

 

All praise is to Allah alone, and may peace and blessings be upon His Prophet Muhammad, the Chosen One, his wives, offspring, companions, and those who follow his guidance.

In this message, we mention the characteristics of the Jews that brought upon them the wrath of Allah, His Messenger, and the believers. We say that Allah, the Exalted, has decreed nine things upon the Jews as mentioned in the Holy Quran: humiliation, poverty, transformation (into apes and pigs), curse, wrath, imposition of burdens and chains, the inability to have a sovereign state but will be under the rule of Islam, and mutual hatred among themselves.

Allah, the Exalted, has stated: “And they were covered with humiliation and poverty and returned with anger from Allah [upon them]. That was because they [repeatedly] disbelieved in the signs of Allah and killed the prophets without right. That was because they disobeyed and were [habitually] transgressing.” (Al-Baqarah: 61).

In this context, Allah mentions four reasons why the Jews incurred His wrath: their disbelief in the signs of Allah, their killing of prophets, their disobedience, and their transgression. As a result, they deserved the humiliation, poverty, and anger of Allah, three of the nine decreed punishments upon the Jews.

Allah, the Exalted, states: “Say, 'Shall I inform you of [what is] worse than that as penalty from Allah? [It is that of] those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way.'” (Al-Ma'idah: 60). In this ayah, Allah mentions cursing the Jews, transforming some of them into apes and pigs. These constitute two of the nine decreed punishments due to their disobedience and worship of false deities.

The concept of transformation (into apes and pigs) is also referred to in another ayah: “So when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, 'Be apes, despised.'” (Al-A'raf: 166). Additionally, in another ayah, Allah mentions: “And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the sabbath, and We said to them, 'Be apes, despised.' And We made it a deterrent punishment for those who were present and those who succeeded [them] and a lesson for those who fear Allah.” (Al-Baqarah: 65 - 66). The reason for this transformation was their aggression and disobedience.

Allah has mentioned His curse and anger upon the Jews due to their disbelief and transgression. He says, “And when there came to them a Book from Allah confirming that which was with them - although before they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieved - but [then] when there came to them that which they recognized, they disbelieved in it; so the curse of Allah will be upon the disbelievers. How wretched is that for which they sold themselves - that they would disbelieve in what Allah has revealed through [their] outrage that Allah would send down His favor upon whom He wills from among His servants. So they returned having [earned] wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers is a humiliating punishment.” (Al-Baqarah: 89 - 90).

As for imposing burdens and chains decreed upon them by Allah, the Quran refers to this in the ayah: “Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us.” (Al-Baqarah: 286), and those before us refer to the Jews.

Furthermore, Allah says, “And Moses chose from his people seventy men for Our appointment. And when the earthquake seized them, he said, 'My Lord, if You had willed, You could have destroyed them before and me [as well]. Would You destroy us for what the foolish among us have done? This is not but Your trial by which You send astray whom You will and guide whom You will. You are our Protector, so forgive us and have mercy upon us; and You are the best of forgivers. And decree for us in this world [that which is] good and [also] in the Hereafter; indeed, we have turned back to You.' [Allah] said, 'My punishment – I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things. So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses – Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him - it is those who will be the successful.” (Al-A'raf: 155-157).

As regarding the enmity cast among them, Allah says, “And We have cast among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-Ma'idah: 64).

These are eight things: humiliation, poverty, transformation, curse, wrath, enmity, imposition of burdens, and chains mentioned in these ayahs of the Holy Quran.

As for their inability to establish a sovereign state, which is the ninth characteristic, Allah Almighty stated: “[Mention] when Allah said, 'O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.'” (Aal-Imran: 55). This is why Christians have historically prevailed over them in every battle.

Allah also says: “They have been put under humiliation [by Allah] wherever they are overtaken, except for a covenant from Allah and a rope from the Muslims. And they have drawn upon themselves anger from Allah and have been put under destitution. That is because they disbelieved in the verses of Allah and killed the prophets without right. That is because they disobeyed and [habitually] transgressed.” (Aal-Imran: 112). This means that they will have no honor except by returning to the truth and paying the Jizyah (tax for non-Muslims living under Islamic rule). This is what is meant by “a covenant from Allah and a rope from the Muslims.” The reason for this is their disbelief in the signs of Allah and their killing of the prophets. It is narrated that they killed three hundred prophets one day and then established a vegetable market at the end of the same day.

Furthermore, Allah the Almighty states: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.” (Surah At-Tawbah: 29). This is evident in their complete inability to establish their own sovereign state.

These are the reasons that led the Jews to this disgrace, knowing that they disbelieved in the signs of Allah, killed the prophets, worshipped false deities, transgressed committing what they were prohibited from, rebelled, disobeyed, lied about Allah, exceeded limits, and spread corruption. Allah imposed humiliation upon them for these reasons, did not grant them authority, and prepared for them in the Hereafter severe punishment and suffering.

 

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Taken from the book: “Messages of the Muhaddith Sheikh Abu Muhammad Abdul Haq Al Hashimii,” Part Two: “Abominations of the Jews.” Pages 63-65.

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