Thursday, October 07, 2010


The Koran Says to the Jews

by Reb Gutman Locks

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These verses are taken from Suras 5:20-21, 7:136-137, and 17:103-104.

[5:21]  "O my people [Children of Israel], enter the holy land that GOD has decreed for you, and do not rebel, lest you become losers."

[7:137]   “We let the oppressed people inherit the land, east and west, and we blessed it. The blessed commands of your Lord were thus fulfilled for the Children of Israel, to reward them for their steadfastness, and we annihilated the works of Pharaoh and his people and everything they harvested.”

[17:104]   “And we said to the Children of Israel afterwards, "Go live into this land. When the final prophecy comes to pass, we will summon you all in one group."

Even they recognize us and G-d’s gift of the Holy Land.


  1. It is all well and good quoting verses from the koran, but what does it say before / after the verses in question?

    Also, while it is easy to say that they recognize our right to the land, one should bear in mind that just as the xians consider themselves the "true israel", so the muslims consider the children of Israel as muslims not Jews, down to even Adam Harishon in spite of the fact that there was no concept of religion in Adam's time until after the flood (aka B'nei Noah).

    Here is the commentary from Jihad Watch on the verses. that makes use of an online koran straight from the horses mouth (

    5: 20-21 - "Verses 12-26 return to castigating the Jews and Christians. Allah, we’re told, “did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel” (v. 12), but the Jews broke it. And so they are now cursed by Allah, for they have altered the divine revelations they received, and also because they are deceitful; nonetheless, the Muslims are told here to “forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind” (v. 13). According to Allusi in his Ruhul Ma’ani, this forgiveness should be extended only to those Jews who become Muslims or agree to pay the jizya and accept subservient dhimmi status in accord with 9:29. Tabari, on the other hand, suggests that v. 13 was abrogated by the commands to wage jihad against the unbelievers that came later in Muhammad’s career."

    7: 136-137 - "As Pharaoh threatens Moses and his people, Moses tells them that “It may be that your Lord is going to destroy your adversary and make you viceroys in the earth, that He may see how ye behave” (v. 129) – and of course, the Jews fail the test. Allah does indeed destroy their adversary: he sends plagues upon the Egyptians, again enumerated as if the hearers are already familiar with the story: “wholesale death, locusts, lice, frogs, and blood” (v. 133), drowns Pharaoh’s men in the sea (v. 136), and makes the Jews, “the folk who were despised,” the inheritors of “the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof which We had blessed” (v. 137). But the Jews, encountering idolaters in their new land, immediately turn to idolatry themselves (v. 138). Moses goes up on Mount Tur (28:46) to converse with Allah and receive laws, which the Qur’an does not enumerate, on stone tablets (v. 145). Moses’ people, meanwhile, are worshipping the “image of calf” (v. 148).
    Moses prays for Allah’s forgiveness (v. 155), and Allah promises mercy to “for those who do right, and practise regular charity, and those who believe in Our signs” (v. 156). Charity is zakat (زكاة), Islamic charity, and signs ayat (آيات), the word used for verses of the Qur’an – again indicting that Allah shows mercy to those who are Muslims. Underscoring this is the further elaboration that Allah shows mercy to “those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them” (v. 157). This is, of course, Muhammad, whom Muslims contend was prophesied and described in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures before they were corrupted."

  2. Here is the last verse

    17: 103-104 - "Verses 101-111 begin by returning to the story of Moses with Pharaoh, recounting that Allah gave Moses “nine clear signs,” but Pharaoh remained obstinate and denied Moses’ claims in language reminiscent of the Quraysh’s dismissal of Muhammad in v. 47 (v. 101). Allah gives the children of Israel the land (v. 104) – that is, Jordan and Palestine, according to the Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs. There are several prominent “moderate” Muslims who have made much of this, telling Jewish groups that the Qur’an guarantees Jews the land of Israel without getting around to telling them also that the Qur’an also says Jews are accursed for rejecting Muhammad (2:89) and that the Muslims are the true children of Abraham (3:67-68) and thus the true inheritors of this promise."

  3. Gutman, why do you quote a book designed to replace the Torah. Please then quote the highly redacted and corrupted book what we would know as the New Testament of which too is designed to replace the Torah/Tanach.

    Of course they all know. It's just that we don't believe it as a nation yet.

    Shabbat Shalom


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