9 Characters of the Jews that We Should Know

At the time the conflict between the Jews (not Israel) with our muslim brothers of Palestine emerged, we found our courage to launch this article to our readers. Look at the hundreds of victims that became the target of their viciousness, and know that this victims are still going to increase in numbers every day. Remember brother, this incident has shown to us that they, the Jews, will never be pleased with us until we muslim change our religion.

This is the first of several of their bad characters.

Please notice the decree of Allah the Exalted below:

وَلَنْ تَرْضَى عَنْكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلَا النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَى وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ

“Never will the Jews be pleased with you, (O Prophet), nor the Christians until you follow their way. Say: “Surely Allah’s guidance, is the true guidance.” Should you follow their desires disregarding the knowledge which has come to you, you shall have no protector or helper against Allah.” (QS. Al Baqarah/The Cow: 120)

Look brother! Don’t let yourself being influenced by the seculars who misunderstood in comprehending this verse. The seculars believe that this verse was addressed to Prophet Muhammad -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- only when he was alive. and the Jews and Christians today are different with their ancestors. But is it true?

This view is indeed a big mistake coming from people who want to obscure the real teaching of Islam. Know that the context of this verse was originally addressing the messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him-, but it also can be directed to his followers, because what becomes a law is the general content of it, and not merely to whom it was addressed. This is the comprehension of the sunni scholars (for example, Sheikh As Sa’dy in his tafseer), different to their understanding which is already-poisoned by the western infidels.

Based on the above verse, it is evident to us that the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with us, forever. This is their true character that will still exist in them until the Last Day. Now let us see their other bad characters.

The second character: Jews always hide the truth

The Jews actually knew that our Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- was sent as the closing of the messengers in last centuries, but they keep on hiding this truth. Allah the Exalted decreed:

الَّذِينَ آَتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْرِفُونَهُ كَمَا يَعْرِفُونَ أَبْنَاءَهُمْ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقًا مِنْهُمْ لَيَكْتُمُونَ الْحَقَّ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

“Those to whom We have given the Scripture recognize the place (towards which one must turn in Prayer) as fully as they recognize their own sons, this even though a group of them knowingly conceals the Truth.” (QS. Al Baqarah/ The Cow: 146)

Al Qurthubi said: It is narrated that Umar said to Abdullah Ibn Salam, “Did you (before he embraced Islam) recognize Muhammad -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- as you recognize your own child?” Abdullah replied, ” Yes, even more than that.”

Ibn Kathir said that sometimes the meaning of ‘as fully as they recognize their own sons,’ is that they recognize a group of men, then, they had no doubt to recognize their own sons if they saw them among that group.

Even though they had certainly recognized the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- , but Allah said about them, “a group of them knowingly conceals the Truth.” It means that they hid the qualities of the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- that were written in their book, from mankind, while they knew.

(See: Tafseer Al Qur’anil Azhim, on tafseer of chapter Al Baqarah/The Cow:146).

The third character: Leaders of the Jews are very difficult to accept the truth of Islam

In the book of “Sahih Muslim”, from Abu Huraira, The messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

لَوْ تَابَعَنِى عَشْرَةٌ مِنَ الْيَهُودِ لَمْ يَبْقَ عَلَى ظَهْرِهَا يَهُودِىٌّ إِلاَّ أَسْلَمَ

“If only ten (leaders of) Jews want to follow my religion, indeed there will be none of the Jews left on the this earth but embracing Islam.” (Narrated by Muslim, in hadith no. 2793)

From Abu Huraira, the Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him – said,

لَوْ آمَنَ بِى عَشْرَةٌ مِنْ أَحْبَارِ الْيَهُودِ لآمَنَ بِى كُلُّ يَهُودِىٍّ عَلَى وَجْهِ الأَرْضِ

“If only ten leaders of the Jews believe in me, indeed every Jews on this earth will believe in me too.” (Narrated by Ahmad. Sheikh Shuhaib Al Arnauth commented that the status of this hadith is sahih lighoirihi, that is sahih viewed from it’s other narrational chains).

The fourth character: The Jews worship their religious leader

Take a look at the verse of Allah the Exalted below:

اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَهًا وَاحِدًا لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

They take their rabbis and their monks for their lords apart from Allah, and also the Messiah, son of Mary, whereas they were commanded to worship none but the One True God. There is no god but He. Exalted be He above those whom they associate with Him in His Divinity.” (QS. At Taubah/the Repentance: 31)

Hudzaifa Ibn Al Yemen, Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas, and others commented in their interpretation about this verse ‘They take their rabbis and their monks for their lords apart from Allah,’ it means that they followed their religious leaders in legalizing the unlawful and make illegal a lawful thing. That is what we called ‘worship their religious leaders’, as explained in a hadith from ‘Adi Ibn Hatim. (See: Tafseer Al Qur’an Al ‘Azhim, on tafseer of chapter At Taubah/The Repentance: 31)

The fifth character: The Jews had bewitched our Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- .

In “Sahih Muslim”, in a chapter explaining about magic, ‘Aisha said:

سَحَرَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يَهُودِىٌّ مِنْ يَهُودِ بَنِى زُرَيْقٍ يُقَالُ لَهُ لَبِيدُ بْنُ الأَعْصَمِ

“The messenger of Allah was once bewitched by a Jew from the tribe of Zuraiq, named Lubaid Ibn Al A’shom. “ (Narrated by Muslim in hadith no. 2189)

The sixth character: A Jewish woman ever poisoned our Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him-.

From Anas Ibn Malik -may Allah be pleased with him, he said:

أَنَّ امْرَأَةً يَهُودِيَّةً أَتَتْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- بِشَاةٍ مَسْمُومَةٍ فَأَكَلَ مِنْهَا فَجِىءَ بِهَا إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فَسَأَلَهَا عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَتْ أَرَدْتُ لأَقْتُلَكَ. قَالَ « مَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُسَلِّطَكِ عَلَى ذَاكِ ». قَالَ أَوْ قَالَ « عَلَىَّ ». قَالَ قَالُوا أَلاَ نَقْتُلُهَا قَالَ « لاَ ». قَالَ فَمَا زِلْتُ أَعْرِفُهَا فِى لَهَوَاتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم-.

“Indeed A Jewess ever came to the messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- bringing a roasted poisoned sheep. The Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- ate the meat. After that the Jewess was called to be brought to him -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him-, and he -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- asked her about her deed. She said, “I wanted to kill you.” The Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said, “Allah will not give you power to realize your intention.” (other narrator of this hadith said), “(Allah will not give you power) to harm me. ” The companions said, “Shall we kill her? ” (Narrated by Bukhari in hadith no, 2617, and Muslim in hadith no. 2190)

The seventh character: The Jews are trying to make the muslims to convert their religion

Allah the Exalted decreed,

وَدَّ كَثِيرٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ لَوْ يَرُدُّونَكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ إِيمَانِكُمْ كُفَّارًا حَسَدًا مِنْ عِنْدِ أَنْفُسِهِمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الْحَقُّ فَاعْفُوا وَاصْفَحُوا حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ اللَّهُ بِأَمْرِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“Out of sheer envy many People of the Book would be glad to turn you back into unbelievers after you have become believers even though the Truth has become clear to them. Nevertheless, forgive and be indulgent towards them until Allah brings forth His decision. Surely Allah is All-Powerful.” (QS. Al Baqarah/The Cow: 109)

The eighth character: The Jews are attempting to mislead the muslims.

Allah the Exalted decreed:

وَدَّتْ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ لَوْ يُضِلُّونَكُمْ وَمَا يُضِلُّونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ

“A party of the People of the Book would fain lead you astray, whereas in truth they lead none astray except themselves, but that they do not realize it.” (QS. Ali Imran/The Family of Imran: 69)

The ninth character: The Jews pray for muslims to be afflicted with calamity or death, whenever they meet them

From Abdullah Ibn Umar; the messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

إِذَا سَلَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَهُودُ فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ أَحَدُهُمُ السَّامُ عَلَيْكَ . فَقُلْ وَعَلَيْكَ

“If a Jew greet you, saying, “Assamu ‘alaikum” (may you be dead), answer it by saying, ‘wa ‘alaika’ (hopefully the prayer come back to you). (Narrated by Bukhari in hadith no. 6257)

That we know some of the evil characteristics of the Jews, is it possible for us to still feel any sympathy to their attitudes and deeds? Their wickedness are evidently seen; not only that they envied and hid the truth, but also they tried to harm and kill our Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- . Are we, muslims, who have long been left by the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- still hoping for their kindness? What is happening in Palestine now is a part of Allah’s ordain. They bombarded our muslim brothers endlessly. They shall wait for our vengeance.

O Allah, help us muslims to defeat our enemies. Strengthen our faith and our creed, hence we’ll be truly strong in facing them.


Finished in afternoon time, in Sleman, 4th of Muharram 1430 H

Author: Muhammad Abduh Tuasikal

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