Say: O Mohammad (SAWS) 2-91


And when it is said to them, “Believe in that which Allah has sent down,” they say, “We believe in that which was sent down upon us.” And they do not believe in that which comes after it, though it is the truth, confirming that which is with them. Say: O Mohammad (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

Then why did you kill the prophets of Allah earlier, if you were believers?

(Al Quran, Surah Al Baqarah, Chapter 2: Verse 91)

Summarized Commentary:
This verse should be read in context of Verses 89 – 91: Bani Israel used to caution the infidels that the last messenger of Allah, Muhammed (PBH) is to come. But when he actually came and they even recognised him they rebelled against him because he was not from the Israel lineage as they had expected and was from the Ismaeli lineage, though the Quran revealed to him confirmed the Divine origin of the book sent to them i.e. the Torah, the Zuboor and the Injeel. Selecting a human being for conveying the message of Allah (SWT) to mankind is His choice and no one has any say in it. They were oppressed that Muhammed (PBH) was not of their choice and their rejection of the message and messenger of Allah was a bad deal. On being invited to believe in the Quran they claimed that they believed in their books i.e. they need not believe in any new Divine book. They are therefore questioned as to why they had killed the prophets earlier if they had really believed in the Divine books with them. On account of these faults of theirs, they became deserving of the curse, anger and the consequent punishment from Allah (SWT).

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