|Subject: The People of the Book are Enraged (Surah Al-Ma’idah 5: 59) Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:26 pm|| |
The People of the Book are Enraged at the Believers Because of their Faith in AllahThe People of the Book are Enraged at the Believers Because of their Faith in Allah
Surah Al-Ma’idah 5: 59
Allah commands: Say, O Muhammad, to those who mock and jest about your religion from among the People of the Scriptures, Do you criticize us for no other reason than that we believe in Allah, and in what has been sent down to us and in that which has been sent down before (us)
Do you have any criticism or cause of blame for us, other than this. This, by no means, is cause of blame or criticism. Allah said in other Ayat, And they had no fault except that they believed in Allah, the Almighty, Worthy of all praise! [s85]
and, and they could not find any cause to do so except that Allah and His Messenger had enriched them of His bounty. [9:74]
In an agreed upon Hadith, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, What caused Ibn Jamil to Yanqim (refuse to give Zakah), although he was poor and Allah made him rich
Allah's statement, and that most of you are rebellious. ..
is connected to that we believe in Allah, and in that which has been sent down to us and in that which has been sent down before (us).
Therefore, the meaning of this part of the Ayah is: we also believe that most of you are rebellious and deviated from the straight path.Source: Tafsir ibn Kathir (Abridged)