Chosen or Cursed: What does the Quran say about the Jews?

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Chosen or Cursed: What does the Quran say about the Jews?

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Re: Chosen or Cursed: What does the Quran say about the Jews?

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"....The following article will attempt to impart clear directives from the Quran with regards the People of the Book (Arabic: Ahl-e-Kitab). Some verses may prove to be a surprise for many Muslims that have mainly relied on a theology absorbed from Islamic secondary sources. For all intent and purposes, nothing can change God's words and a true believer would be expected to submit to God's commands...." ... %20FM3.htm



"Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book are a portion that stand: They rehearse the verses of God all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration. They believe in God and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten in good deeds: They are in the ranks of the righteous"


"Strongest among men in enmity to the believers you will find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers you will find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, you will see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! we believe; write us down among the witnesses."

It is incorrect to apply this verse to all Jews and Christians for all times. A particular context has been emphasized and addressed around the Prophet and with regards those amongst him. In this verse, Jews have been mentioned generally as showing enmity to the Prophet (This is no different from many Jews around the time of Prophet Jesus (pbuh) that portrayed similar sentiments). However, this does not imply that all Jews practice falsehood or are unrighteous as the next verse clearly asserts.


"Of the people of Moses there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth."


"If only they had stood firmly by the Torah, the Gospel, and all the revelations that were sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow a course that is evil."


"Among the People of the Book are some who, if entrusted with a hoard of gold, will (readily) pay it back; others, who, if entrusted with a single silver coin, will not repay it unless you constantly stand demanding, because, they say, "there is no call on us (to keep faith) with these ignorant (Pagans)." but they tell a lie against God, and (well) they know it."


"If you were in doubt as to what We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before you: the Truth has indeed come to you from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt."

Note this is being revealed to the prophet after the scribes and law bearers of the previous scriptures have allowed some textual accretions to be absorbed as part of the text. So therefore, it is clear from this statement that the truth still existed amongst them and there were knowledgeable folk amongst the people of the book.
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