|Subject: A Reminder for the Children of Israel of Allah's Favors upon Them ( Surah Ta Ha 20: 80) Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:55 pm|| |
A Reminder for the Children of Israel of Allah's Favors upon ThemA Reminder for the Children of Israel of Allah's Favors upon Them
Surah Ta Ha 20: 80
Allah reminds of His tremendous favors upon the Children of Israel and His numerous blessings. He saved them from their enemy, Fir`awn, and He relieved their eyes by drowning him and his hosts all at one time while they watched. Allah said, And We drowned Fir`awn people while you were looking. [2:50]
Al-Bukhari recorded that Ibn `Abbas said, (Radhi Allahu Anhu) "When the Messenger of Allah came to Al-Madinah, he found the Jews fasting the day of `Ashura'. Therefore he asked them about it and they said, `This is the day that Allah gave Musa victory over Fir`awn.' Then, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, We have more right to Musa (than them), so fast it.
Muslim also recorded this narration in his Sahih. Then, Allah made a covenant with Musa and the Children of Israel on the right side of the Mountain, after the destruction of Fir`awn. This is the Mountain upon which Allah spoke to Musa and He told Musa's people to look at it when they requested to see Allah. It is also the same Mountain upon which Musa was given the Tawrah, while at the same time the Children of Israel began worshipping the (statue of a) calf, as Allah relates in the forth coming Ayat. The manna and quails have previously been discussed in Surah Al-Baqarah and other Surahs. Manna was a sweet substance that descended upon them from the sky and the quail [Salwa] was a type of bird that would fall down to them. They would fill every pot with them as ample provisions until the following day. This was a kindness and a mercy from Allah upon them. It was a manifestation of Allah's good treatment of them.
Source: Tafsir ibn Kathir (Abridged)