2. They did not accept Jesus (peace be upon him) as the Prophet of Allah.
3. They did not
accept Muhammad (pbuh) as the Prophet of Allah.
(Although some faithful Jews in Medina accepted Islam and became Muslims during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammd (pbuh)).
4. They believe that Palestine is given to them by God. Therefore, it belongs to them and they are trying to form Greater Israel by might and by using false religious pretext.
5. They do not consider that the religious leadership has been given to the Arabs from Israelites as they broke the Covenant with God.
6. They are still
waiting for their leader (messiah or moshiach).
(Who will their leader be? Their leader will be killed by Jesus (pbuh). Jesus is going to come again to eastablish Islam, and the Kingdom of Allah, the One and Unique True God on Earth.)
1. The existing Bibles contain the words of God. However, the Bibles have undergone careless copying, human interference and many mistakes. It also contains many books written by human beings. Therefore, it contains many mistakes and contradictions. In course of time, many non-biblical items have also been incorporated in it.
An Example of Human Interference in the Bible
The Jews have always been jealous of Ishmael because they know very well that in him the Covenant was made and with his circumcision it was concluded and sealed, and it is out of this rancour that their scribes or doctors of law have corrupted and interpolated many passages in their Scriptures.
To efface the name "Ishmael" from the 2nd, 6th, and 7th verses of the XXII (22nd) chapter of the book of Genesis and to insert in its place "Isaac", and to leave the descriptive epithet "thy only begotten son" is to deny the existence of the former (i.e. Ishmael) and to violate the Covenant made between God and Ishmael.
It is expressly said in this chapter (XXII) by God, "Because thou didst not spare thy only begotten son, I will increase and multiply thy posterity like the stars, and the sands on the sea-shore". Again, the word "multiply" was used by the Angel to Hagar (Hajera) in the wilderness: "I will multiply thy offspring to an innumberable multitude, and that Ishmael shall become a fruitful man" (Gen: XVI-12).
Let us see what the Christians have done to it !!
Now, the Christians have translated the same Hebrew word, which means "fruitful" or "plentiful" from the verb para- identical with the arabic wefera- in their versions "a wild ass"! Is it not a shame and impiety to call Ishmael "a wild ass"whom God styles"fruitful" or "plentiful"?
Are there contradictions in the Bible?Yes,
there are many. To know where
please follow the link: Contradictions in the Bible!
Is the Bible God's word? Not
100%. To know why
please follow the link: All the words are not the words of God in the Bible!!
2. The Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah or Moshiach as he did not satisfy their supposed criteria of the Moshiach.
According to the Jewish beliefs, the moshiach will be a great political leader descended from King David (Jeremiah 23:5). The moshiach is often referred to as "moshiach ben David" (moshiach, son of David). He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments. (Isaiah 11:2-5) He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military leader, who will win battles for Israel. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33:15). But above all, he will be a human being, not a god, demi-god or other supernatural being. Also, it has been said that in every generation, a person is born with the potential to be the moshiach. If the time is right for the messianic age within that person's lifetime, then that person will be the moshiach. But if that person dies before he completes the mission of the moshiach, then that person is not the moshiach.
Jews do not believe that Jesus was the moshiach. Assuming that he existed, and assuming that the Christian scriptures are accurate in describing him (both matters that are debatable), he simply did not fulfill the mission of the moshiach as Jews have always understood it and as it is described in scripture, cited above. Jesus did not do any of the things described above, and he did not bring about the anticipated messianic age.
Thus, the Jews consider him to be an imposter, not a prophet of God. Also, their priests and rabbis did not like the criticisms and strong message of Jesus. Therefore, they were after him and wanted to persecute him. And they think that they have crucified Jesus, the imposter and that they have done the right thing. Whereas, he was the prophet of God. He came to rescue the lost sheep of Israel, and asked them to practice the true teachings of Moses and the Torah.
On the contrary, another Jew born about a century later came far closer to fulfilling the messianic ideal than Jesus did. His name was Shimeon ben Kosiba, known as Bar Kochba (son of a star), and he was a charismatic, brilliant, but brutal warlord. Rabbi Akiba, one of the greatest scholars in Jewish history, believed that Bar Kochba was the moshiach. Bar Kochba fought a war against the Roman Empire, catching the Tenth Legion by surprise and retaking Jerusalem. He resumed sacrifices at the site of the Temple and made plans to rebuild the Temple. He established a provisional government and began to issue coins in its name. This is what the Jewish people were looking for in a moshiach; Jesus clearly does not fit into this mold. Ultimately, however, the Roman Empire crushed his revolt and killed Bar Kochba. After his death, all acknowledged that he was not the moshiach.
Throughout Jewish history, there have been many people who have claimed to be the moshiach, or whose followers have claimed that they were the moshiach: Shimeon Bar Kochba, Shabbatai Tzvi, Jesus, and many others too numerous to name. Leo Rosten reports some very entertaining accounts under the heading False Messiahs in his book, The Joys of Yiddish. But all of these people died without fulfilling the mission of the moshiach; therefore, none of them were the moshiach. The moshiach and the Olam Ha-Ba lie in the future, not in the past.
3. They did not accept Muhammad as their Messiah as he does not satisfy the criteria of their supposed Moshiach, although some of the Jews in Medina accepted Islam and believed in Muhammd (Like Bahira-the Christian Monk. He was the first to identify Muhammad as the promised Biblical Messiah for the world).
4. Palestine has not been promised to the Jews. It was not promised by God. The so called promise has proven and would prove false.
The Jews think that Palestine was promised to them by God. And they provide testimony of the following Biblical Verses:
The jews think that Palestine belongs to them as God had promised it to them. Therefore, the jews have usurped Palestanian lands.
Let us discuss the issue.
God has given a test in the Torah, a test with which we can ascertain whether a prophecy attributed to Him is actually His Word or not. He says:
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we
know the word which the Lord hath not spoken?
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing the Lord hath not spoken, but the Prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Holy Bible (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)
Then let us apply it to the prophecy!
The Torah says that on the death of Abraham-
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in
the cave ... ...
The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
Holy Bible (Genesis 25:9-10)
And further, the Bible testfies about God's unfulfilled "Promises to the patriarch Abraham and the elders of Israel in these words
These all died in faith, not having received
the promises, but having seen them afar off... ...
Holy Bible (Hebrews 11:13)
And can anything be more explicit than these statements from the Holy Writ?
And God said unto him (Abraham), get thee out of the country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall show thee.
Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Haran; and from there, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land (Palestine) in which ye now dwell.
And he (God) gave him (Abraham) no inheritance
in it, no not so much as to set his foot upon; yet he promised that he
would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him.....
Holy Bible (Acts 7:3-5)
If the latter verses are correct, that imply that the first promise (Genesis 17:8) was unfulfilled. In that case God Almighty could never have made such promises. God also confirms in the Holy Qur'an that if He makes a promise, His promise MUST 'come to pass' as in Deuteronomy 18:22.
((The Biggest Joke in Israel: If you ask any Jew in Israel, "Who gave you Palestine?". Without the slightest hesitation every Jew will reply 'GOD!'. (They have all programmed themselves with the idea of Genesis 17:8 above). That it was God Almighty who had given Palestine to the Jews. But over 75% of the Israeli Jews if questioned, "Do you believe in God?" They immediately respond with "No!" Yet these atheist and agnostic Jews falsely use God's name for their usurpation of the land of Palestanians!))
However, for the sake of making peace with the Jews, let us suppose
that the promise was true. Conceding the point that the prophecy in question
was authoritative, we may ask who is the seed of Abraham? The Jews will
answer without any hesitation, "We, the Jews!". There is no doubt that
the Jews are the sons and seeds of Abrahma, but are they the only seed?
No less than in twelve places, in the first Book of the Bible, Ishmael
the progenitor of the Arabs is spoken of as the son and seed of Abraham:
6. They are still waiting for their promised messiah or moshiach. However, both the messiahs one was Jesus and the other Muhammad had come and gone, without their acceptance. And they are still waiting for their dream come true. According to the Muslim perspective, the Jews had in mid about three prophets,
(i) Elijah (who was actually John the Baptist)
(ii) Jesus (who was the herald of the Good News of Coming of the Royal Messiah)
(iii) Muhammad- The Royal Messiah.
The moshiach will be a great political leader descended from King David (Jeremiah 23:5). The moshiach is often referred to as "moshiach ben David" (moshiach, son of David). He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments. (Isaiah 11:2-5) He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military leader, who will win battles for Israel. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33:15). But above all, he will be a human being, not a god, demi-god or other supernatural being.
It has been said that in every generation, a person is born with the potential to be the moshiach. If the time is right for the messianic age within that person's lifetime, then that person will be the moshiach. But if that person dies before he completes the mission of the moshiach, then that person is not the moshiach.
Follow the link to know more about the expected Jewish Messiah: Jewish Expected Messiah!!