Question: According to the 64th verse of chapter Al-Maida, Jews have been cursed by Allah. But today, Jews had been able to establish a state as a super power, in the territory of our Prophet, right in the middle of the Arab World. As we believe, the promise of Allah is valid till to Doomsday. So how should we understand the related verse?
The term “curse” means; exclusion, damn, punishment, being away from the mercy of Allah and wrath. Those who become concealers from Israel were cursed by the prophets like David and Jesus, and this indicates that they are far from the mercy of Allah. Although they see the impact of being away from the mercy of Allah in this world, the real impact of this will occur in the hereafter. This is because of the rules of Allah. The Glorified Allah rewards people with success who work according to the His rules in this world. If they just desire the wealth of the world, Allah will give them what they want, but He will leave them deprived in the hereafter.
The Glorified Allah commands:
“Whoever desires the immediate, We hasten it by our measures for whom We will. But thereafter We decree for him Hell wherein he shall burn, condemned and banished. But whoever desires the after and exerts his effort due to it with faith, it is those whose effort is ever appreciated. To each, We extend to these and to those, from the gift of your Lord. And never has the gift of your Lord been restricted.” (Al-Isra/The Night Journey 17:18-20)
There are also verses that indicate the Jews will have a dominant power all over the world today, but it is also mentioned that they will feel a great pain because of their wrong behaviors sooner.
The related verses are as follows:
“And We clearly declared to the Children of Israel in the book: ‘You will surely cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach [a degree of] great haughtiness.’ So when the [time of] promise came for the first of them, We sent against you servants of Ours, those of great military might, and they probed [even] into the homes, and it was a promise fulfilled. Then We gave back to you a return victory over them. And We reinforced you with wealth and sons and made you more numerous in manpower [And said], ‘If you behave well, you behave well for yourselves; and if you misbehave, [you do it] to yourselves.’ Then when the final promise came, [We sent your enemies] to sadden your faces and to enter the temple as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with total destruction.” (Al-Isra/The Night Journey 17:4-7)
The first event mentioned in the verse was performed by the army under the command of the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II in 587 BC, and the second was carried out in 70 AD by Titus who was the commander of the Byzantine.
The following verse summarizes the aftermath:
“Maybe your Lord will have mercy upon you. But if you return, We will return. And We have made Hell, for the concealers, a place to be stuck in.” (Al-Isra/The Night Journey 17:8)