The Ungrateful Children of Israel

Abdessalam Yassine

November 20, 2023

The Ungrateful Children of Israel

Let us read the Qur’an to enlighten ourselves regarding the rule which directs the “rotation of the days” by lingering over the example of the ungrateful children of Israel, rebelling against God in modern times, and afloat in illusion. Let us read the Qur’an to find God’s testimony concerning His Jewish creatures. It is a reading that will lift a corner of the veil that envelops the divine Plan.

Verses 78-82 of Sûrah Al-Mâ’idah describe the children of Israel in vigorous terms. The renegades among the children of Israel (which allows us to understand that some were not) are reproached.

Nine times in the Qur’an the Jews are mentioned by the generic noun yahud. Forty-three times, the “children of Israel” are cited or summoned as such. Christians are on the agenda a mere fifteen times. The historical circumstances of the era of the Prophet during lawsuits and battles between Jews and Muslims, you say? It is, rather, a history in which Jews participated significantly.

The numerous Prophets sent by God to the Jews are cited by name, as well as the treason of the renegades among the children of Israel, whence the summoning of the children of the Prophet Jacob, the Israel of the Bible and the Qur’an. The first betrayal by the renegades is their invention of blasphemous and stupid farce: God (exalted be His Name!) is measured against Jacob and the latter bests Him in single-handed combat. Playing on the sense of the two Hebrew words (close to the Arabic), “isr” and “El,” they interpreted them as “conqueror of God” in stead of “servant of God.” The renegades do not intend it as a blasphemy, but they come to the very edge!