Children of Israel

by jawaid ahmed,uk @, Monday, September 17, 2012, 07:40 (2441 days ago) @ Denis Sadykov

Bible, Isaiah 17:9
In that day his strong cities will be as a forsaken bough And an uppermost branch, Which they left because of the children of Israel; And there will be desolation.

The Quran uses the term “children of Israel” that was/is familiar to those who knew it, namely those people who had been sent previous Messengers like Moses, David, Solomon, etc. It is a term used for the people of that area as a whole who were ‘given’ distinction when they followed Divine Law. When they abused this, losing their way, they brought punishment upon themselves.

The Quran affirms that only those who follow the right path will be maintain their prosperity, which was true for many a time for the ‘Jews’:-

2:124 And remember when his Lord had Abraham go through trying circumstances with His commands, and he fulfilled them. Then He said, “I have appointed you an exemplary leader for all mankind.” He asked, “And of my offspring (will there be exemplary leaders as well)?” He replied, “My Covenant does not include the wrongdoers.”
[Being the offspring of a great man avails none. Trying circumstances: Abraham stood up to the formidable challenge of a mighty priesthood, rampant idolatry and the tyrannical autocracy of King Nimrod Shaddad in Ur, Mesopotamia. Imam = Plumb line that ensures the verticality of a wall = An outstanding leader]

2:126 And Abraham prayed, “My Lord! Make this land a haven of peace and security, and provide its residents with plentiful sustenance; those who believe in God and the Last Day.” He answered, “I will also provide for those who disbelieve and let them enjoy for a short while, then I will commit them to the suffering of the fire, a miserable destiny!” [14:37, 17:18-20, 22:25, 95:3]

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