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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an explicit understanding of a brief account of the history of the Jews from the 5th passage of this magnificent Surah and also the Ustadh highlights one of these stories at length in Surah Al Baqarah.

Allah SWT had chosen one day of the week for the Children of Israel to do nothing other than worshiping Him. The Children of Israel, who were after the paltry riches of this world, breached the sanctity of this day (Sabbath). The Sabbath day was a test for them. As a punishment for what they had done, Allah SWT changed them from humans into monkeys.

Allah SWT says, “So We made this punishment an example…” meaning for the people of the village who violated the sanctity of the Sabbath and for the other villages. They were an example for those who lived during their time as well as a reminder for those to come, by preserving their story. “And a lesson for the Muttaqeen (the pious/Allah-conscious).” It means the torture, torment, and punishment that this village suffered as a result of indulging in Allah’s prohibitions and the deceitful ways that were adopted by them.

Hence, those who have Taqwa should be aware of their evil behavior, so that what occurred to this village does not befall them as well.

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Nouman Ali Khan

Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah and serves as a lead instructor for several programs including Dream, traveling seminars and Bayyinah TV. His serious Arabic training began in the U.S. in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and former principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006 when he decided to take Bayyinah on as a full-time project. Since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars and programs. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is focusing on teaching his students, developing Arabic curricula and filming material for Bayyinah TV.

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