002 - Soorah al-Baqarah - (The Cow) - [Makkee]

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[002.246] Have you not thought about the group of the Children of Israel after (the time of) Mūsā (Moses)? When they said to a Prophet of theirs, "Appoint for us a king and we will fight in Allāh's way." He said, "Would you then refrain from fighting, if fighting was prescribed for you?" They said, "Why should we not fight in Allāh's way while we have been driven out of our homes and our children (families have been taken as captives)?" But when fighting was ordered for them, they turned away, all except a few of them. And Allāh is All-Knower of the Zālimūn (polytheists and wrong doers).

 

[002.247] And their Prophet (Samuel ['alayhis-salām]) said to them, "Indeed Allāh has appointed Tālūt (Saul) as a king over you." They said, "How can he be a king over us when we are fitter than him for the kingdom, and he has not been given enough wealth." He said: "Verily, Allāh has chosen him above you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allāh grants His kingdom to whom He wills. And Allāh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower."

 

[002.248] And their Prophet (Samuel ['alayhis-salām]) said to them: "Verily, the sign of His kingdom is that there shall come to you At-Tābūt (a wooden box), wherein is Sakīnah (peace and reassurance) from your Lord and a remnant of that which the household of Mūsā (Moses) and the household of Hārūn (Aaron) left behind, carried by the angels. Verily, in this is a sign for you if you are indeed believers."

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