Sura Al-Imran (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-44



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From the time when Allah Almighty made this promise right upto now, it has always been the case that the Christians and Muslims have dominated the Jews. The world has seen the establishment of their empires. The existence of the present state of Israel cannot make the truth of this position doubtful for several reasons. To begin with, and in reality, this state is no more than a manifestation of the military might of Russia and the Christians of Euro-American origin which they have established and maintained against Muslims. As soon as Russia, America and countries of Europe withdraw their patronage, the world will itself witness the instant collapse of this state and its disappearance from the map of the world. Therefore, people who can see the reality do realise the actual position of Israel or the Government of the Jews. It is by no means a manifestation of the domination of Jews. If, just for the sake of argument, it is taken to be their own state, even then, who would : in his right frame of mind deny that, given the totality of Christians and Muslims, they are wielders of lesser influence and are much subjugated with fear. Even if we were to leave this aspect aside, we know that a temporary domination by the Jews close to the Day of Judgement has been reported in the authentic reports of the Holy Prophet (SM). Now if this world is destined to exist for any considerable period of time and if the Day of Judgement is close, that domination too is not contrary to the reports which Muslims consider authentic. Moreover, such short-lived occupation cannot be given the name of a state or government especially when it is based on a conspiracy hatched by the Christians and the communists.

5. The fifth promise, that of giving a decision in respect of such conflicts in faith on the Day of Judgement will certainly be fulfilled on its appointed time as it has been indicated in the verse: ثُمَّ إِلَيَّ مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأَحْكُمُ بَيْنَكُمْ Then, to Me is your return, whereupon I shall judge between you. (3:55)

JESUS: The question of his life and second coming: The Jews are the only people in the world who say that Sayyidna 'Isa (A) was crucified, killed and buried following which he never returned to life. What happened really and truly has been ciarified in verse 158 of Surah al-Nisa' in the Holy Qur'an. Then, in وَمَكَرُوا وَمَكَرَ اللَّهُ (And they made a move, and Allah made a move.) of the present verse, it has been pointed out that Allah Almighty made the sinister move of the enemies of 'Isa recoil upon those who had gone into the house to kill Sayyidna 'Isa (A). It was one of them that Allah Almighty changed to look exactly like Sayyidna 'Isa (A) and then He raised Sayyidna 'Isa (A) alive onto the heavens. The words of the verse are as follows: وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَـٰكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ And they did not kill him and they did not crucify him. but they were deluded by resemblance (4:157).

Details regarding this will appear under the commentary on Surah al-Nisa'.

The Christians said that Jesus was, no doubt, killed on the cross but was brought back to life once again and raised onto the heavens. The verse under reference has refuted this false notion as well. It is stressed here that similar to the Jews who were rejoicing after killing their own man, the Christians fell a victim to the same mistaken identity by believing that it was Jesus who got killed on the Cross, and as such, the Christians too became the victims of mistaken identity. This is obvious from the Qur'anic statement شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ (They were deluded by resemblance) just like the Jews were deceived by mistaken identity.

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