BY NABEEL ALKHALIDY. THIS HAS BEEN REPRODUCED FROM THE SIBAWAY INSTITUTE.
This tafseer shows how the Qur’an prophesies the establishment of the Zionist state of Israel and its future destruction at the hands of the believers. Israel will never be challenged or removed by the current regimes in the Muslim world who are its biggest protectors. Rather only with their removal and replacement with a Khilafah will the Muslims of Palestine finally find the justice they have been waiting decades for.
Allah Most High says:
فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ وَرِثُوا الْكِتَابَ يَأْخُذُونَ عَرَضَ هَٰذَا الْأَدْنَىٰ وَيَقُولُونَ سَيُغْفَرُ لَنَا وَإِن يَأْتِهِمْ عَرَضٌ مِّثْلُهُ يَأْخُذُوهُ ۚ أَلَمْ يُؤْخَذْ عَلَيْهِم مِّيثَاقُ الْكِتَابِ أَن لَّا يَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْحَقَّ وَدَرَسُوا مَا فِيهِ ۗ وَالدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ ۗ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ
And there followed them successors who inherited the Scripture while taking the commodities of this lower life and saying, “It will be forgiven for us.” And if an offer like it comes to them, they will take it. Was not the covenant of the Scripture taken from them that they would not say about Allah except the truth, and they studied what was in it? And the home of the Hereafter is better for those who fear Allah, so will you not use reason? (Surat Al-A’raf 7:169)
This Ayah speaks about a generation from Bani Israeel to come after who will inherit the scripture. Yet, all they would be interested in would be the lowly matters (related to desires and worldly benefit) and knowing full well of their sins saying:
“It will be forgiven for us.” (us- as the chosen people).
The next part is interesting:
وَإِن يَأْتِهِمْ عَرَضٌ مِّثْلُهُ يَأْخُذُوهُ
And if an offer like it comes to them, they will take it.
This is a conditional sentence which indicates when an offer is made that they will accept it. However, the acceptance of this goes completely against the scriptures. On top of this they attribute the lie (of its legitimacy) to Allah Most High.
Acceptance and legitimization of that which was forbidden was one of the main reasons for Allah Most High sending Isa (peace be upon him). Their Rabbis had permitted Usury and other evils and their people followed them contravening the commands of Allah and making their Rabbis as their Lords.
Another lie that was spread was that the Holy land was Jewish land and they had a God given right to it. Zionism as a movement started in the late 1800’s and began to take hold until the offer and of the British to establish a Jewish Zionist state in Palestine. Once again, those who legitimized it went against the teachings of their scripture and lied against Allah!
The Zionist state of Israel as many orthodox Jews believe is an illegitimate state and goes against their own scripture. This is a short presentation by a Jewish Rabbi speak about the truth regarding Zionism.
The second promise
Allah Most High says
فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ لِيَسُوءُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَلِيَدْخُلُوا الْمَسْجِدَ كَمَا دَخَلُوهُ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَلِيُتَبِّرُوا مَا عَلَوْا تَتْبِيرً
Then when the final promise comes, [We will cause our slaves – i.e. the Muslims] to uncover the evil of your faces and they will enter the masjid, as they had entered the first time, and to destroy what had been elevated/constructed with total destruction.” (Surat Al Isra, 17:7)
As I explained earlier, the Classical Mufasireen did not have the knowledge of the future events in the Holy land. Many of the modern day scholars of Tafsir, such as the famous Azahari Sheikh Muhammad Mutwaly Al Sha’rawy, have stated that the second of the promises has yet to appear and will in fact take place in the future with the destruction of Israeel.
Israel has spent billions of dollars trying to portray itself as a democracy that is simply defending themselves from the aggression of the Muslims. Zionist own a large amount of media stations and outlets and are spreading their propaganda night and day. This can only go so far and they are losing supporters and sympathizers day by day. There will be a time soon when their evil will be made evident to the world.
to uncover the evil of your faces
Before re-entering the Masjid the ayah mentions the first step in the liberation of Masjid Al Aqsa and the Holy land which is a political step that involves exposing the evil of Banu Israeel (and their supporters from within the Muslim Ummah – the Qaruns of the Ummah). This would likely result in countries cutting ties with them, embargoes and/or stopping financial and military support for them. This would bring about an economic and military stagnation.
The Qaruns of the Ummah
The ayah continues:
وَلِيَدْخُلُوا الْمَسْجِدَ كَمَا دَخَلُوهُ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ
and they will enter the masjid, as they had entered the first time.
Here there is emphasis on Masjid Al-Aqsa as opposed to the first promise which was an utter destruction of the Holy land by non-believing armies. The ayah speaks about the Muslims being able to enter the masjid as they were previously able to do so. This would indicate a period of time of the Muslims being barred from entering the Masjid (and likely expelled).
When was the first time?
It is unclear but history mentions numerous times in History when Muslims entered the Masjid. The first time occurred during the reign of Khaleefa Umar ibn Al Khataab. The Muslims through history did lose the holy land but this was only temporarily and not at the hands of the Children of Israel, but rather the Christians. For the majority of the Islamic Khalifat the Muslims had full control over the holy land.
A point to note is the ayah speaks about re-entering the masjid. We know the “slaves” sent in the first promise utterly destroyed the temple. Entering on the other hand denotes a sense of achievement and honouring from Allah most High.
There is another opinion which indicates that the same people/generation to be expelled will also return as liberators. This could indicate that the destruction of Israel could take place very soon and begin with the expulsion of the Palestinians from the Holy land.
Wa Allahu A’lam