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Discussion in 'Tafsir' started by naqshbandijamaati, Mar 12, 2007.
i once heard shaykh hamza yusuf say that only one jew said something but the qur'an says the jews
(The Jews say, "'Uzayr is the son of God") Ibn 'Abbas said that this is what four Jews said: Sallam ibn Mushkam, Nu'man ibn Awfa, Shas ibn Qays and Malik ibn as-Sayf. It is said that only Finhas said it. It is ascribed to all of them because they followed those who said it. It is apparent that all of them said it since they did not deny it when it was attributed to them. The reason it they said that was that they had lost Torah and only 'Uzayr knew it by heart and he taught it to them, and so they said, "Allah only taught 'Uzayr the Torah because he was His son."
There is one verse of the Koran which I am having trouble understanding. It is this one:
And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they! (9:30)
The bit I need explaining is in bold. As far as I know Jews do not believe/did not believe in Uzair being the son of God so how have our traditional mufassir explained this?
Please can you post the tafsirs?