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“We are Yaqub’s Modern-Day Descendants” – [Aggressive Zionist Misinformation, Hysteria, and Arrogance demands a brief scrutiny of this claim]

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Contemporary Yahood propagate and disseminate that they are the descendants of the first Israelites who lived in Palestine, and claim that they are the inheritors of those first Israelites who were in Palestine. [Footnote a]

They strive to disseminate the claim of the purity of the Yahood race that it is not mixed with other nations- a race that has maintained, in their claim, its purity. This claim portrays them, in the eyes of Christians, as the children of Yaqub [peace be upon him] and his descendants, and thus they are the ones intended for the promises found in the Old Testament to the children of Israel. So, through this, they win the sympathy, kindness, and support of the Christians, especially with knowledge of the fact that the Christians sanctify the Torah and believe that what is in it is a revelation from Allah [The Mighty and Majestic]. However, the reality belies the Yahood in their claim of the purity of their race, and that is because a general observation of their appearance and features shows the difference in their origins. Some of them have European features, some have Arab features, and some have African features. With this difference, it cannot be claimed that their origin is the same, as they must have mixed with other nations from whom they inherited this difference in physical characteristics. [Footnote b]

Furthermore, the Yahood mentioned in their books that many of them married foreign women and that their women folk were also taken by foreign men, to the point that they attributed this to Prophet Sulayman – peace be upon him – (i.e. that he married women outside his race). It has also been proven historically that a big nation, the people of the Khazar state, converted to Judaism in the eighth century CE. This nation had previously been pagans, a Turkic Aryan people who inhabited the Central Asian region, and their state, named after themselves as the Khazar state, was located in the region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It occupies the northern Azerbaijani, Armenian, and Ukrainian regions and the entire South Asian region, up to the borders of Moscow, the capital of Russia. The Caspian Sea was called the Khazar Sea. It is stated in the Jewish Encyclopedia about the Khazars as follows:

“The Khazars are a people of Turkish origin, whose life and history are mixed with the beginning of the history of the Jews of Russia. The nomadic tribes of the steppes, on the other hand, forced them to consolidate the foundations of the Khazar kingdom in most parts of southern Russia before the Franks established the Russian monarchy in 855 CE. At this time (855 CE), the Khazar Kingdom was at the height of its power, engaged in constant wars, and at the end of the eighth century, the Khazar king, his nobles, and a large number of his pagan people converted to the Judaism. The Jewish population was large throughout the Khazar province during the period between the 7th and 10th centuries CE, (and) it appears that around the 9th century, all the Khazars had become Jews and that they had converted to Judaism only a short time earlier. Then this country subsequently fell into the hands of the Russians, who occupied it and completely destroyed it, and seized all of its lands. It disappeared from the map of Europe in the thirteenth century CE, and its people were dispersed among the countries of Eastern and Western Europe, and their largest existence in Eastern Europe were Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Russia”. [Footnote c]

This clearly shows that the Jews who are called Ashkenazi, who are European Jews, have no connection to Yaqub [peace be upon him] (by lineage). We Muslims believe that their affiliation to Yaqub [peace be upon him] or anyone else does not change our position towards them as long as they are Jews fighting against us and transgressing against our (Palestinian) brothers, since lineages carry no weight when accompanied by disbelief. [Footnote d] [1]


Footnote a:

[2] Evaluating the Zionists’ Claimed Right of Ownership of the Sacred Land


Footnote b: Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَمِنۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ خَلۡقُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَٱخۡتِلَـٰفُ أَلۡسِنَتِڪُمۡ وَأَلۡوَٲنِكُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلِمِينَ

And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge.[Surah Ar-Rum. Aayah 22]


Footnote c: Today’s Jews are not Jews (i.e. similar to the descendants of Yaqub in origin) p. 19- By Benjamin Friedman


Footnote d: First, it is recommended to know one’s lineage, as the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “Learn your lineages so that you can maintain ties of kinship”. [2] “The companions of the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] used to ascribe themselves to their tribes and their people in the presence of the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], and he never disapproved of that”. [3] Therefore, if any contemporary Jew can prove that he is a descendant of Yaqub [peace be upon him], then indeed there is no harm, rather, it helps him to keep the ties of kinship, otherwise, a false claim of one’s lineage is a major sin, as the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever claims to belong to anyone other than his father on him will be the curse of Allaah and the angels and all the people”. [4]

Second, the nobility of lineage carries no weight if a person is a disbeliever in the final revelation. The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Indeed, Allaah [The Most High] has removed from you the pride of the pre-Islamic period and its boasting about ancestors. One is only a pious believer or a wretched sinner. You are sons of Adam and Adam (was created from) dust. Let the people abandon boasting about their ancestors, for they are merely fuel in Jahannam; or they will become more insignificant in (the sight of) Allah than the beetle which rolls dung with its nose”. [5]

The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever is held back by his deeds, his (nobility) of lineage will not push him forward”. [6] Imaam Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Its meaning is that the one whose deeds are deficient and he does not catch up with the performers of (good) deeds, then it is obligatory upon him not to crown himself with the nobility of lineage and the virtues of his forefathers, whilst he is lagging behind in (performing good) deeds”. [7]

The Danger of Mocking Other People’s Lineages: Two men (mentioned their) lineages during the lifetime of Moosaa [peace be upon him]; one of them said, “I am such and such, the son of such and such person” until he counted nine people; (then he said), “So who are you without a mother?” He (the other person) said, “I am such and such, the son of Islaam”. So Allaah revealed to Moosaa [peace be upon him], “Say to those two who (mentioned their) lineages, ‘As for you ascribed or attributed to nine people, (they) are in the hellfire and you are the tenth amongst them. And as for you ascribed or attributed to two, (they) are in paradise and you are the third of them”. [8]

Finally, it should be noted that even though whoever disbelieves in the final Messenger Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] will dwell in the fire forever, as he stated, “By the One in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, none from this nation of Jews and Christians hears of me, and then dies without having faith in my message, but that he will be an inhabitant of Hellfire” [9] However, we are commanded to live peacefully with non-Muslims. Read:–for-muslims-and-non-muslims-and-those-who-violate-it-are-kh257rijites-who-are-to-be-fought-and-severely-punished.cfm

It must be noted that there are Jews who openly distance themselves from the deeds of Zionists. Quote: “….it is important to note that not all Jews are involved in these intrigues and the Jews as a population have, throughout history, been subject to the whims and desires of their religious and political leaders, and have been made to undergo much persecution as a result”. Must read:

As for the murderous, callous, inhumane, and oppressive Far-right Yahood and the Zionists in Palestine, we return their affair to the upright Salafi Scholars, such as the likes of Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz, Imaam Al-Albaani, Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen, Al-Allaamah Saalih Al-Fawzaan, Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali, Al-Allaamah Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad, and Al-Allaamah Abdul Azeez Aala Ash-Shaikh]. May Allah grant our Palestinian brothers and sisters patience and endurance during these painful events Aameen. However, we do not condone or endorse Hamas’s methodology in seeking to repel the aggression of the murderous Zionists and Far-right Yahood. Read here: A Muslim Ruler Gives a Summary of The Well-known Brutality of a Government In Which Far-right Yahood Have Been Given Positions of Authority: 

A Muslim Ruler Gives a Summary of The Well-known Brutality of a Government In Which Far-right Yahood Have Been Given Positions of Authority

Read “Principles of Justice and Mercy in War: The Advice of Abū Bakr to Usāmah Bin Zayd [Compared with Bloodthirsty Revenge]: In the ḥadīth of ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿUmar (رضي الله عنه) there occurs that a woman was found killed in the one of the battles of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and he censured the killing of women and children and prohibited that”.

[1] An Excerpt from “Diraasaat Al-Adyaan Al-Yahoodiyyah Wan Nasraaniyyah”. Pages 67-70. 6th Edition 1439AH (2018)

[2] Saheeh Sunan Al-Tirmidhee. Number 1979

[3] An Excerpt from ‘Silsilah Ar-Rasaa’il Al-Manhajiyyah Fin-Nus’hi Wal Irshaad Wat-Taw’iyah’ pages 47

[4] Saheeh Al-Jaami 6104. Maktabah Al-Islaamee 3rd Edition 1408AH (1988)

[5]: Saheeh Abu Dawud. Number 5116. Pages 766-767. Publisher: Maktabah Al-Ma’aarif’ 1st edition.

[6] & [7]: Saheeh Muslim…part of hadeeth in ‘The Book Pertaining to the Remembrance of Allah, Supplication, Repentance and Seeking Forgiveness. Sharh Saheeh Muslim: HadeethNumber 2699; Vol 17, page 18

[8]: Silsilah as-Saheehah. Hadeeth Number 1270. Vol 3. page 265. Publisher: Maktabah Al-Ma’aarif 1415AH (1995)

[9] Ṣaḥeeh Muslim 153

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