The Children of Israel were specifically a people, a race now known to inhabit the state of Israel. Even though the descendants of the Children of Israel / Jews have actually spread throughout the world.
Why is the term about the children of Israel so widely expressed by the Qur’an? Are there any lessons we can take?
The Quran does not use the words of the Children of Jacob to match the Jews and Christians. However, the Qur’an uses the term Children of Israel.
The word Israil itself means “servant of God” or “man of choice”. As if Allah were to call them by the words “Bani Abdullah” or “Bani Shafwatullah”, both of which contained a warning that they would imitate their righteous ancestors
Even in reality, the Children of Israel were a people who often broke the commandments and promises and dizzy their leader, Moses as. The terminology of the Children of Israel is very much expressed in the Qur’an. Linguistically, isra’, beautiful’ as stated in sura al-Isra verse 1:
Glory be to Him Who made His servant go on a night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa which We had blessed around him, that We may show him some of Our signs. Surely He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Q.S. 17:1)
From the verse above, the term isra’ means to travel at night. So linguistically, the children of Israel are a group of people, a nation (bani) who are being “traveled” at night.
The Children of Israel in its history were the people of Moses as. Who were in order by the power of Pharaoh. As evidenced by pharaoh’s declaration of power to the people of Egypt: ‘I am your Lord ( Q.S. 79:24).
History of Bani Israil
Let’s take a moment to see the journey of the Children of Israel through some of the reformation of the times.
- First, the exodus, which was the pursuit and oppression of Pharaoh.
- Second, the time of the mesada, namely the oppression and slaughter on the Roman hill by the Roman Empire.
- Third, the diaspora era, which is the overseas period to the land of Kan’an and spread throughout the world.
- Fourth, the holocaust, the days of fascists and Hitler-ism.
Until finally came the idea of a Jewish sovereignty (conference in Basel, 1897) in the form of the State of Israel. The ideals of the establishment of this Country was based on the zionist spirit to rule the world or even more precisely use with all its engineering.
The Jews/Children of Israel only because of their worldly purpose were able to build a terrible conspiracy. They are able to engineer and direct the fear that exists in humans so that it is far from the concept of Tawhid.
The orientation of human life became a world (material) through the Jewish system that had been designed almost a century ago. Whereas in its history, the children of Israel were a nation that was always driven away.
But now it seems that their idea is so powerful stuck in the heart of the Islamic world.