Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into the Tafseer of Ayat 107-110 of Surah Al Baqarah that deals with several aspects such as the reason behind the prohibition of unnecessary questions, the prohibition of following the Ways of the People of the Book and the encouragement to perform good deeds.
Allah SWT forbade the believers from asking the Prophet ﷺ numerous questions about matters that did not occur yet. The hidden motive of their asking was not to seek guidance, to satisfy their doubts or to strengthen their faith. Rather, they only asked to cast aspersions on a Prophet or to question the wisdom of Allah SWT.
Allah SWT said that even after He enlightened them (Jews and Christians) with the truth, their envy made them deny the Prophet ﷺ. Thus Allah SWT criticized, chastised and denounced them. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ and his Companions RA, however, used to forgive and be patient with the disbelievers as Allah SWT had ordered.
By saying, “And perform the Salah and give the Zakah, and whatever of good you send forth for yourselves before you, you shall find it with Allah,” Allah SWT encouraged the believers to busy themselves in performing deeds that would bring them to benefit and reward on the Day of Resurrection, such as Salah and Zakah. This way, Allah will help in this life and on the Day of Judgment.