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Did the Banu Israil kill many Ambiya?

Question

Is it proven in any narration that the Banu Israil killed many of their prophets?

Answer

1) Sayyiduna Abu ‘Ubaidah ibnul Jarrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘…. O Abu Ubaidah, The Banu Israil murdered forty three Prophets in a short space of time, one hundred and seventy men (one narration mentions one hundred and twelve men) from among the Banu Israil tried to enjoin good and forbid evil, but they too were murdered on the same day.

( Tafsir Ibn Abi Hatim, Qurtubi, and Tafsir ibn Kathir, Surah: 3 Verse: 21)

2) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is reported to have said: ‘The Banu Israil murdered three hundred messengers on one morning.

(Qurtubi, and Tafsir ibn Kathir, Surah: 3 Verse: 21)

 

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

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