There are many people both here in Malaysia and the rest of the world, who can’t figure out the difference between the real Children of Israel and the brutal Zionist Israeli Jews currently occupying Palestine. It’s a very confusing, thin line separating those who believe in the teachings of the Torah and those whose only aim in life is to steal Palestine from its people.
When I was young, even I, didn’t know the difference. All I knew was that the Quran says not to trust the Jews and the Christians. There is even a Surah that is titled ‘Al-Kafirun’@ ‘The Disbelievers‘. As a Muslim, I am bound to have faith in Allah, our Supreme Creator and God Almighty. Surely, He Knows the dispositions of a people whom he Created. I do not doubt Allah’s Wisdom for even a jot.
What could be the reasons for such a Surah? To blindly accuse and say that all Jews are incorrigible and not to be trusted would be so biased and unIslamic. I believe and know that many of Allah’s Prophets and Messengers descending from Nabi Ishak [Isaac] Alaihis Salam are Jews. The Bani Israel. Children of Israel. Watch and listen to what this Jewish Professor says:
Allah reveals in Surah As Shuraa Chapter 42 Verse 13:
‘He has ordained for you ˹Believers˺ the Way which He decreed for Noah, and what We have revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ [Muhammad] and what We decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus,1 ˹commanding: ˺ “Uphold the faith [Al-Islam], and make no divisions in it.” What you call the polytheists to is unbearable for them. Allah chooses for Himself whoever He wills, and guides to Himself whoever turns ˹to Him˺.
You see, Islam as the world now knows it, is but the very same faith that Allah taught to our Father, Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam, from the very moment that Nabi Adam was created up there in the highest Heaven, Jannatul Firdaus. From what I have learned from my studies of my faith of Al Islam, the core of the Faith of Allah, was Tauheed. Believing in the Oneness of Allah.
If you study the early days of the Prophethood of Muhammad, the Seal of Allah’s, 124,000 prophets and messengers, Prophet Muhammad spent thirteen long years, after being appointed by Allah as His Greatest Messenger to ALL of Allah’s Creations, only to call Mankind to Testify that there is no [other] God but Allah!
That was it. Just testifying that there is but only One God, Allah.
13 years in Makkah. Just one Message. La ila ha ill Allah. There is no god but Allah.
Allah commands,’ Do not argue with the People of the Book unless gracefully, except with those of them who act wrongfully. And say, “We believe in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to you. Our God and your God is ˹only˺ One. And to Him we ˹fully˺ submit.”
What do we understand from Allah’s Commandment here? Allah tells us not to argue with People of the Book, except gracefully. Who are being referred to as ‘People of the Book’ here?
Now, comes the tricky part. As one who studies about Islam and Comparative Religion continuously to this very second, I, understand that it refers to the true Children of Israel, the Jewish people who believe in Allah’s Taurat [Torah], which was revealed to Nabi Musa [Prophet Moses] Alahis Salam.
Here is the part where most people, start scratching their heads. Especially the average Muslims. Those who have no idea as to which Jew, we are talking about here? If I am to ask, any Ahmad, Salim, or Abdul [figuratively speaking] to describe a Jew for me, most probably, he would be dumbfounded.
You have this mental picture of Jews being depicted as hook-nosed, shifty looking individuals, who can’t be trusted. Hollywood and Western Media are responsible for portraying Jews as such to suit their agenda. Here is an example:
You see, we, humans are very visual. We tend to remember images and representations very vividly. We already have certain mental pictures ingrained into our mindsets. If you say, North America Red Indian, you tend to picture the image that the Western media and Hollywood moviemakers have depicted the Native Americans in their films and documentaries.
Let’s now take a look at how Western media and filmmakers stereotype others:
The Chinese are depicted as slant-eyed and very deceptive. It’s derogatory, insulting, and racist. The Chinese are just like us. There are the good, the bad and the uglies amongst them, just like in every other ethnic group, out there. Let’s learn to appreciate people. Not just blindly discriminate against anyone, without getting to know them first.
Arabs with their robes and turbans. Mannerisms. Culture. Unique personalities from differing countries in the Middle East.
Indians with their distinct headgear and clothing. They vary according to their faith and culture. Each has distinct features yet are all Indians.
Malays with their Songkok and traditional attire. This was taken on Hari Raya. The festive celebration day of 1st Syawal after Ramadhan.
Each ethnicity has their own identity. Yet when it comes to Jews, the stereotype created by the world’s media is so strong. So effective in branding them as deceitful and treacherous. Shysters.
I don’t know why Adolf Hitler, the Nazi German Fuhrer, hated them so much to the extent that he ordered over 6 million of the European Jews to be exterminated by killing them in his gas chambers. We will never know his reasons. Yet the damage has been done. Jews can’t escape the stigma attached to their kind. Not all Jews are as what William Shakespeare depicts Shylock, the Jew as an unscrupulous scoundrel in his play,’ The Merchant of Venice’ demanding a pound of flesh from the poor creditor.
This is how media plays its divisive part in forming human impressions of each other. We can’t deny this. It’s ingrained in our psyche. We’d be lying if we deny this fact.
But to me, now, as a Blogger and Caller to Islam, I have learned to be more careful, not to judge others just based on their ethnicity, religious background, or appearance alone. I have come to learn that each individual, no matter who he or she is, do not represent their race or religion by the way that they behave.
Hence, we must be careful, not to lump everybody into just one category. I have now learned that even amongst those who are called as Jews, to be from various origins. Even their form of religion differs. Look at the following:
- Orthodox Judaism,
- Conservative Judaism,
- Reform Judaism,
- Reconstructionist Judaism,
- Liberal Judaism.
The Orthodox Jewish religion can be traced back to the early 1800s. They seek to transform the world to a better human society. Orthodox Jewish are taught by their Rabbis who abide by what is in the Torah that was revealed to Prophet Moses. Both that is written or passed on orally. They are the most traditional and authentic practitioners of Judaism. Here are some Orthodox Jews who are also known as Haredim. They only fear God. These are a group of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis who form the Neturei Karta. They oppose the Zionist illegal State of Israel and call for it to be peacefully dismantled and returned to the Palestinians. These unarmed Rabbis are the bravest people out there since the illegal Occupation of Palestine and the setting up of Zionist Israel. Their only weapons are their placards, banners and voice.
Amazing! These Ultra-Orthodox Jews are truly committed to their religion and peaceful co-existence between all people living in now Zionist Israeli Occupied Palestine. Listen to what they are saying:
Even the women from all three faiths in Jerusalem are slowly but surely returning to veiling themselves. Jewish, Christians and Muslims. Different religions but all quite modest. Watch this video:
Watch the video and try to understand what these Conservative Judaism is all about?
From prezi.com: ‘Conservative Judaism is a modern stream of Judaism that arose out of the intellectual currents of the Jewish reform movement in Germany in the mid-19th century and took institutional form in the U.S. in the early 1900s. They seek to avoid the extremes of both Orthodox and Reform Jewish peoples.’
From Reform Judaism.org:
‘Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time cannot coexist effectively, with those who live in modern times. In this way, Reform Judaism has enabled the Jewish people to introduce innovation while preserving tradition; to embrace diversity while asserting commonality; to affirm beliefs without rejecting those who doubt; and to bring faith to sacred texts without sacrificing critical scholarship.’
From what I read in their website; these Reform Judaism practitioners aren’t strict, about who comes into their fold.
‘We embrace the concept of “audacious hospitality,” a focused effort to embrace Jewish diversity and reach out to those currently not engaged in Jewish life. This includes but is not limited to: Jews-by-choice and those exploring Judaism; Jews of color; LGBTQ+ Jews; Jews with physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities; interfaith and intermarried couples and families; multiracial families; and families with young children – as well as the intersection of many identities.’
Quite mind boggling. I can understand about their inclusiveness and wanting to welcome just anyone under the sun to their Reform Judaism family but why mention ‘families with young children‘? Really hope that someone from this Reform Judaism group would care to explain if by chance they come across this article of mine and would email me an answer. My email address is up there in my site header.
The following video has a Reform Judaism ‘ Rabbi’ explaining their form of Judaism:
Reconstructionist Judaism[a] is a modern Jewish movement that views Judaism as a progressively evolving civilization and is based on the conceptions developed by Mordecai Kaplan (1881–1983). The movement originated as a semi-organized stream within Conservative Judaism and developed from the late 1920s to 1940s, before it seceded in 1955 and established a rabbinical college in 1967. (The central organization of the movement renamed itself to Reconstructing Judaism in 2018, but the ideology’s name remains unchanged.) Reconstructionist Judaism is recognized by some scholars as the fourth major stream of Judaism, after Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform.
There is substantial theological diversity within the movement. Halakha, the collective body of Jewish law, is not considered as normative and binding, as it was in pre-modern Jewish communities that legislated for their members, but as the basis for the ongoing evolution of meaningful Jewish practice. In contrast with the Reform movement’s stance during the time he was writing, Kaplan believed that “Jewish life [is] meaningless without Jewish law”, and one of the planks he wrote for The proto-Reconstructionist Society for the Jewish Renascence stated: “We accept the halakha, which is rooted in the Talmud, as the norm of Jewish life, availing ourselves, at the same time, of the method implicit therein to interpret and develop the body of Jewish Law in accordance with the actual conditions and spiritual needs of modern life.” The movement also emphasizes positive views toward modernity, and has an approach to Jewish custom which aims toward communal decision-making through a process of education and distillation of values from traditional Jewish sources.
Reform Judaism is a major Jewish denomination that emphasizes the evolving nature of the faith, the superiority of its ethical aspects to the ceremonial ones, and belief in a continuous revelation, closely intertwined with human reason and intellect, and not centered on the theophany at Mount Sinai. A liberal strand of Judaism, it is characterized by lessened stress on ritual and personal observance, regarding Jewish Law as non-binding and the individual Jew as autonomous, and great openness to external influences and progressive values. The origins of Reform Judaism lie in 19th-century Germany, where Rabbi Abraham Geiger and his associates formulated its early principles. Since the 1970s, the movement has adopted a policy of inclusiveness and acceptance, inviting as many as possible to partake in its communities, rather than strict theoretical clarity.
Source: Liberal Judaism
From my initial studies of the various forms of Judaism that has come into being today, it clearly shows that the American Jews are mostly responsible for such innovations. They are a discontented lot. The Haredim Jews, are the only one’s worthy of being regarded as the true followers of Judaism as they hold fast onto the Teachings of the Torah @ Taurat, revealed by Allah to Prophet Musa Alaihis Salam.
As Muslims, it is one of the Principles of our Faith in Islam to believe in the 4 Holy Scriptures revealed by Allah, Almighty God.
The Four Scriptures of Allah:
Allah the Almighty, sent many books to different messengers but below we will discuss the four major divine books of Almighty Allah. Most of Allah’s earlier revelations have been lost or altered. They have been combined with legends, folklore, and personal desires to create something very much unlike what Allah originally revealed. The only book which is still in its original form till this second and will be so till the Day of Judgment is the Holy Quran. Below we will discuss the four revealed holy books in Islam.
1) The TAWRAT [TORAH]
This is the revelation sent down by Almighty Allah to Prophet Musa (Alaihi Salam). The Tawrat usually indicates the “Law” in the Quran. Specifically, the Law of Moses. Many people associate the Tawrat with the Torah of the Jewish faith, or the Old Testament of the Christian faith. The actual text of this holy book has been lost. Muslims believe that the Tawrat is the holy book in which true commands were revealed to Prophet Musa (Alaihis Salam) by Allah the Almighty.
In the Holy Quran, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says: “Verily, We did send down the Torah [to Musa], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allah’s Will, judged the Jews. And the rabbis and the priests [too judged the Jews by the Torah after those Prophets] for to them, was entrusted the protection of Allah’s Book, and they were witnesses thereto. Therefore, fear not men but fear Me (O Jews) and sell not My Verses for a miserable price. And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the disbelievers.” (Al Quran, Surah Al Ma’idah Chapter 5 Verse 44)
2) The ZABUR [PSALMS]
The Zabur is the book of Allah that was revealed to Prophet Dawud @ David (Alaihi Salam). It means “songs” in Arabic, as this revelation came to Prophet Dawud (Alaihi Salam) in the form of a series of songs or chants. The original text of this holy book, just like Tawrat is no longer with us. The original message of the holy book Zabur is still preserved in the Holy Quran because the Prophet Dawud (Alaihi Salam) preached Tawheed [Oneness of God].
In the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says: “Indeed, We have sent revelation to you ˹O Prophet˺ as We sent revelation to Noah and the prophets after him. We also sent revelation to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and his descendants, ˹as well as˺ Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon. And to Daud @ David We gave the Zabur [Psalms].” (Al Quran, Surah An-Nisa, Chapter 4 Verse163)
3) The INJEEL [GOSPEL]
The Injeel is the holy book of Allah Almighty that was revealed to Prophet Isa Alaihis Salam (Jesus, Peace be upon him). Injeel means the Gospel Book or it is often just translated as The Gospel. Like the Tawrat, many people make the mistake of stating that the Injeel is the New Testament of the Bible. But that is far from the truth.
Like many other Books of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), the actual text of Injeel is no longer available. That’s why Muslims are not allowed to read the holy books that have been altered. Just like the other holy books of Allah, the message of the Injeel is also preserved in the message of the Holy Quran.
In the Al Quran, Allah the Almighty says: “…and My mercy encompasses all things; so, I will ordain it (specially) for those who are pious and give Zakah (Obligatory Charity), and those who believe in Our Ayahs. Those who follow the unlettered Prophet [Muhammad], whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Injeel (who) enjoins them to do good and forbids them from evil, and makes lawful to them the good things and makes unlawful to them impure things, and removes from them their burden and the shackles which were upon them; so (as for) those who believe in him and honor him and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him, these it is that are the successful.” (Al Quran, Surah Al A’raf, Chapter 7 Verse 156)
4) The HOLY QUR’AN
The Holy Quran is the fourth and last sacred book of Allah Almighty. It was revealed to the Final and Greatest Messenger of Allah, the blessed Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam). Its primary message is the message of Tawheed, or Islamic monotheism. The Noble Quran is the only book of Allah that is still available in its original text.
Allah the Almighty, promised in the Holy Quran, that His Message will be preserved forever, and 1495 years later , it is still true. The Quran that we use to study today, is the same as the one used over a thousand four hundred ninety-five years ago. And since the Quran is in Arabic, we always have one, standardized version of it.
The Holy Quran is the final book of Allah (SWT), and its core message cover the message of all the holy books of Allah Almighty. Allah Almighty says in the Quran: “[It is] He Who has sent down the Book (the Quran) to you (Muhammad (PBUH)) with truth, confirming what came before it. And he sent down the Torah and the Injeel. Aforetime, as a guidance to mankind, And He sent down the Furqan (The Criterion) [of judgment between right and wrong (this Quran)].” (Al Quran, Surah Ali Imran, Chapter 3 Verses 3-4)
Being a Muslim, we must believe in all the heavenly books and believe that they are from Allah the Almighty. Yet, we must understand that the authentic texts of those earlier scriptures no longer exist. What is being presented today as those scriptures are the works of those whose aim is but to affirm their positions over their people. Be it the scriptures of what is said to be the Torah, the Psalms or the Gospel of today.
We should remember one thing, that the belief of the Muslims in the “Sacred Books of Allah” refers solely to the ‘original guidance’ received by their respective Prophets, and not to the present-day versions of these Holy Books, except the Holy Quran. Reason being, there has been many alterations to the actual revelations which were sent by Allah to those people at those times. It renders those laws as void and abrogated.
In Surah Al Hadid, Chapter 57 Verse 25, Holy Quran, Allah reveals: ‘Indeed, We sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and with them We sent down the Scripture and the balance ˹of justice˺ so that people may administer justice. And We sent down iron with its great might, benefits for humanity, and means for Allah to prove who ˹is willing to˺ stand up for Him and His messengers without seeing Him. Surely Allah is All-Powerful, Almighty.’
So, what have you understood by now, after reading all the above information? Do you now, have a clearer picture of who are those, worthy to be accepted, as the true Jewish people and deserve to be called as the Children of Israel?
The ones who adhere to what Prophet Musa Alaihis Salam brought down to them as the Laws of Allah’s Ten Commandments:
Most of the Zionist Israelis have broken the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Commandments. Thus, they are definitely not amongst the Children of Israel, and ought to be held accountable for the genocide and massacre of the Palestinians.
Here is a video uploaded to YouTube recently where a Jewish man is assaulting his fellow congregants at a synagogue. He is shouting, “Get out of Palestine, for the time for the curse on the Jews has come, and there is no escaping it.” Get out of the land of Palestine and spread across the land before you are eliminated at once!”
The Jews know that their occupation of Palestine, the Holy Lands, is wrong. They have the Armageddon coming soon. They too know about the authentic Hadith from Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him] concerning their fate.
In Sahih Muslim (2922), it is narrated from the hadith of Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The Hour will not begin until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims will kill them, until a Jew hides behind a rock or a tree, and the rock or tree will say: O Muslim, O slave of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Except the gharqad (a thorny tree), for it is one of the trees of the Jews.”
The Jews are hell bent on planting millions of this tree with the hope that it will give them shelter when Armageddon arrives.
If you are still unclear as to who the good Jews are, here’s a tip. They wear fur hats on their heads and hold placards like these:
Now, you know. May Allah bless the true Jewish Rabbis of Neturei Karta. They fight for the Freedom of Palestine.