003 - Soorah Aal-'Imraan - (The Family of 'Imraan) - [Madanee]
[003:071] "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Why do you mix truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know?"
[003:072] And a party of the people of the Scripture say: "Believe in the morning in that which is revealed to the believers (Muslims), and reject it at the end of the day, so that they may turn back,
[003:073] And believe no one except the one who follows your religion. Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Verily, right guidance is the Guidance of Allâh" and do not believe that anyone can receive like that which you have received, otherwise they would engage you in argument before your Lord." Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "All the bounty is in the Hand of Allâh; He grants to whom He wills. And Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower."
[003:074] He selects for His Mercy (Islâm and the Qur'ân with Prophethood) whom He wills and Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.
[003:075] Among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is he who, if entrusted with a Qintâr (a great amount of wealth), will readily pay it back to you; and among them there is he who, if entrusted with a single Dinar (a golden coin), will not repay it to you unless you constantly stand demanding, because they say: "There is no blame on us to betray and take the properties of the illiterates (Arabs)." But they tell a lie against Allâh while they know it.
[003:076] Yes, whoever fulfils his pledge and fears Allâh much; then verily Allâh loves those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious. See V.2:2).
[003:077] Verily, those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allâh's Covenant and their oaths, they shall have no portion in the Hereafter (Paradise). Neither will Allâh speak to them nor look at them on the Day of Resurrection nor will He purify them, and they shall have a painful torment.
(V.3:71) a) See the (V.7:157).
b) Narrated Anas [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: There was a Christian who embraced Islâm and read Sûrat Al-Baqarah and Al 'Imrân, and he used to write (the Revelations) for the Prophet . Later on he reverted to Christianity again, and he used to say: "Muhammad knows nothing but what I have written for him." Then Allâh caused him to die, and the people buried him, but in the morning they saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, "This is the act of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and took his body out of it because he had run away from them." They again dug the grave deeply for him (and buried him), but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, "This is an act of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and threw his body outside it, for he had run away from them." They dug the grave for him as deep as they could (and buried him), but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. So they believed that what had befallen him was not done by human beings and had to leave him thrown (on the ground).
[Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 4/3617 (O.P.814)].
(V.3:73) The Qualities of Allâh:
All that has been revealed in Allâh's Book (the Qur'ân) as regards the (Sifât) Qualities of Allâh [Subhânahu wa Ta'âla] the Most High, like His Face, Eyes, Hands, Shins (Legs), His Coming, His rising over His Throne (Istawa) and others, or all that Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] qualified Him in the true authentic Prophet's Ahâdith (narrations) as regards His Qualities like (Nuzûl) His Descent or His laughing and others, the religious scholars of the Qur'ân and the Sunnah believe in these Qualities of Allâh and they confirm that these are really His Qualities, without Ta'wîl (interpreting their meanings into different things) or Tashbîh (giving resemblance or similarity to any of the creatures) or Ta'tîl (i.e. completely ignoring or denying them, i.e., there is no Face, or Eyes or Hands, or Shins for Allâh). These Qualities befit only for Allâh Alone, and He does not resemble any of (His) creatures. As Allâh's Statement (in the Qur'an): (1) "There is nothing like Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer." (V.42:11) (2) "There is none coequal or comparable to Him." (V.112:4)