It’s been a while since our last Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The heat of the holiday have subside and people are now busy doing their daily routine, except this time they can do it while eating and not feeling guilty about it 😛
I’ve been browsing through the Youtube and I came across the film Fitna by Geert Wilder. Man, I thought they have already removed that vids? What caught my eyes were not those out-of-context verses and speeches done by God-knows-who, but an ‘interview’ with a little girl. The interviewer asked the little girl about the Jews, and she said..
Little girl : They (the Jews) are apes and pigs
Interviewer : Who said that?
Little girl : Allah
Interviewer : Where did Allah said that?
Little girl : In the Quran
After some time, I got up from my lazy-ass and open up the Quran (which I had with an index) and searched for the verse that the girl was talking about. Seriously, the only verses that talks about pig (or swine) in the Quran are the prohibition of eating it. The ape case, however, is different. There are certain verses that talks about the Jews turned into ape by Allah’s will. Here is the most nearest verse :
And well you knew those among you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath. We said to them “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.” (Noble Qur’an;2:65)
Somehow, the verse stated that “among you who transgressed”, meaning not all of the Jews were despised and doomed as to become an ape.
Another verse which I came across is :
And ask them about that town which stood by the sea: how its people would profane the Sabbath whenever their fish came to them, breaking the water’s surface, on a day on which they ought to have kept Sabbath – because they would not come to them on other than Sabbath-days!…And then, when they disdainfully persisted in doing what they had been forbidden to do, We said unto them: “Be as apes despicable!”(Noble Qur’an;7:163-166)
Didn’t it occur to these people that the people that was cursed in that verse was the ones in that particular town and broke the Sabbath Law? Hey, Sabbath Law is the laws of the Jews, and up until now they are holding strong to it! On top of that, only the people in that particular town was cursed to be as apes, NOT THE WHOLE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL…
There are certain people believed that by turning these people into apes doesn’t mean Allah turned them physically into apes (although that would be a problem for Allah now, does it? 😛 ), but a more metaphorically approach. Allah turned their hearts into those of apes, and they think and behave like animals.
Whatever the story is, THERE IS NO VERSE IN THE QURAN SAYING THAT THE JEWS ARE APES AND PIG (SWINE). The only people despised are those who opposed the then prophet sent down upon them. Heck, they rejected Isa a.s and I’ve heard that they even claimed Isa a.s. to be the illegitimate son of Mary (or Mariam) and a Roman soldier. Some even claimed that Mary was raped by a Roman soldier and begets Isa a.s. Subhanallah! Allah protects these two pious people (both Isa a.s. and his mother Mariam) by sending Muhammad s.a.w. and with the final revelation, the Glorious Qur’an.
I hope that whoever read this article may corrected me if I am wrong, and, if you think that my postings here are true, please spread these words to our friends/family/siblings/whoever we love so that they can answer the false allegations threw by the Jews unto Islam.
THERE IS NO VERSE IN THE QURAN STATING THAT THE JEWS WERE PIGS AND APES. WE DO NOT HATE THE JEWS. We just hate their mentality and their teachings that shows Allah is unfair, that’s all.
p/s Leviathan, the title of this thread, is just another creature from the Bible, something like the dark Serpent of the sea.. 😛