Allah Ta'ala says:
"And We had made known to the children of Israel in the Book: Most certainly you will make mischief in the land twice, and most certainly you will behave insolently with great insolence." (Al-Isra: 4).
The Jews are full of envy:
"Quite a number of the People of the Book wish they could Turn you (people) back to infidelity after you have believed, from selfish envy, after the Truth hath become Manifest unto them: But forgive and overlook, till Allah accomplish His purpose; for Allah Hath power over all things." ( Al-Baqarah: 109)
Their wicked plans first happened during the time of Prophet Ya’qub, the Jews' progenitor. They were wishful to killed their own brother, Yusuf who had noble characters so that they would be loved by their the father. (Yusuf: 7-18). They liked to kill Prophets and other Apostles such as Prophet Yahya whom they killed savagely by cutting off his neck and head, then placed it on a golded tray. They had also killed Prophet Zakaria, and swanned his body. Both of the assassinations happened during the period of king Herodes rule. They also love to kill any pious people.
"Surely (as for) those who disbelieve in the communications of Allah and slay the Prophets unjustly and slay those among men who enjoin justice, announce to them a painful chastisement." (Ali Imran: 21)
Prophet Jesus had also become a victim of their ruthless plan, but Allah SWT rescued him.
"That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not." (An-Nisa’: 157).
Zu Nuwas a Najrat Hebrew king in Yaman was so fanatic, he did not want other religions to hold power in his region. It was told that there was a loyal group of Prophet Jesus's followers (the rightful Christians), found out by the kingdom spy. Then they were forced to become murtad and become Jews, if they refuse it, they would be burned alive. King Zu Nuwas commanded his troops to dig canals and prepare firewood. This incident is narrated in the Qur'an:
"Cursed be the Fellows of the Trench, The fire fed with fuel, As they sat by it, And they witnessed what they did to the believers. And they hated them not but because they believed in Allah, the Almighty, the Praiseworthy" (Al Buruj: 5-9)
The Jewish crimes also happened during the period of Rasululllah SAW. The Jews of Bani Qainuqa, was the first Jews who negated their promises to Rasulullah. They dared to humiliate a Muslim woman who came to their markets. She sat in front of a jewelry worker, they flattered her into taking off her veil, but she refused. Then the worker pulled off her cloth and fastened it behind her. When she stood, her awrah was exposed, then they laughed at it. The woman shouted for help. A Muslim man heard it and killed that worker. After seeing that incident, the rest of Jews drew forward and killed that Muslim man. After hearing the news, the Muslims man's family demanded the Jews for responsibility. So Rasulullah SAW together with his companions besieged them for 15 days. Then Prophet Muhammad commanded them to leave Madinah
The Jews of Bani Nadhir committed the second betrayal. When Rasulullah SAW went to village of the Bani Nadhir Jews to ask for Diyat (fine) for the two murdered Muslims from the Bani Amir, the one who committed the murder was Amr bin Uumayyah ad-Dhimari, a Jew. That request had been submitted because of the existence of a friendship agreement between Rasulullah and them. When he came and presented the purpose of his arrival, they said: “O Abu Qasim! We will help you for what you wish”
At that time Rasulullah SAW was sitting and reclining againts the wall of a Jew's house, then they whispered to each other: “We will have no other chances to kill him, this is our only chance. Therefore, one of us should climb the roof and drop a stone right on him,” and Amr bin Jahsh bin Ka’ab was ordered to do that duty. Then he climbed onto the roof of that house to carry out that murder plan, but Allah protected Rasullulah from the Jewish wicked plan by sending a message through Gabriel. Then, Rasulullah SAW hurried to go home to Madinah, and told his companions about that murder plan. He commanded them to fight against the Jews. When Bani Nadhir detected the arrival of Rasulullah's troops, they were quick to take shelter inside the opposite fortress. The Muslim troops surrounded their settlements for 6 days. The Prophet commanded to cut down their date trees and burn it. Then Allah SAW put feelings of fear in the Jews' hearts, that they asked for permission from Rasulullah to allow them to leave Madinah and forgive their souls. They also asked for permission to bring their wealth as heavy as their camels could carry except for any weapons, and finally Rasulullah allowed it.
This event is recorded in the Qur'an:
The Jews of Bani Quraizhah did the third betrayal. They formed a coalition forces (Al-Ahzab), made up of the polytheist troops and Jewish troops. The Quraish tribes were led by Abu sufyan ibnu Harb, the tribe of Gathafan was led by Uyainah ibnu Hushn, the Bani Murrah tribe was commanded by Harits ibnu Auf, the temporary Jewish troop of Bani Quraizhah would attack from the back side. The Al-Ahzab battle was really sorrowful for all the Muslims who were surrounded, not to mention the acts of the hypocrite group which had made the condition of the Muslim troops even worse. Because of their patient, Allah STW finally sent troops of angels which attacked the enemies with hurricane and thunder. Those coalition troops were in chaos and at a loss. And it was only the Jews of Bani Quraizhah which remained, then Rasulullah SAW announced to the Muslim troops: “For those who want to hear and obedient, don't prayer 'Asr except at the settlement of the Bani Quraizhah.”
All the Muslim straight away moved to the Bani Quraizah Jewish settlement, and surrounded them for 25 days. Those Jewsish people were genuinely grasped by fear, then they asked Rasululllah SAW for permission to leave, as he had done to the Bani Nadhir. He was disinclined to their requests, except they were out and obedient to his decision. Then Rasulullah SAW gave the decision to Sa’ad ibnu Mu’adz as the Aus tribe leader. The decision was: adult man were to be executed, their treasures seized, children and woman imprisoned. The punishment on the Bani Quraizhah was heavier than the Bani Qainuqa and Bani Nadhir, because the impact of their betrayals was almost cutting the Muslim morals, endangering all their lives, thus almost wiping off their existence.
"O you who believe! call to mind the favor of Allah to you when there came down upon you hosts, so We sent against them a strong wind and hosts, that you saw not, and Allah is Seeing what you do. Behold! they came on you from above you and from below you, and behold, the eyes became dim and the hearts gaped up to the throats, and ye imagined various (vain) thoughts about Allah! In that situation were the Believers tried: they were shaken as by a tremendous shaking." (Al-Ahzab: 9-11)
The Jewish Destruction
The Qur'an has informed us about the Jewish upcoming destruction, as follows:
"If you do good, you will do good for your own souls, and if you do evil, [you do it] to them [i.e. yourselves]. So when the second promise came (We raised another people) that they may bring you to grief and that they may enter the masjid [i.e. the temple in Jerusalem], as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with [utter] destruction." (Al-Isra’: 7)
Since 1948 the Jews have seized the Palestinian territory. And since 2006, up to now, they have been blockading Gaza. So that around 1.5 million Muslims are cut off from outside world. Various humanitarian efforts to help them have always been disrupted by Israel, including the humanitarian mission which was attacked by the Israeli commando troops in the Mediterranean sea. There is no power in this world that can stop the Israeli rudeness. Blockades and mass incarceration carried out by the Israeli invaders, by building separation walls, began on 16th June 2002, in the West Bank, under the excuse of pacification. It is 721 km long, 8 meters tall, so that it can isolate the Palestinian citizens' agricultural properties which had been used to plant various fruits, such as grapes and olives. This has brought the economy of Palestine into the worst. This blockade had been mentioned by Rasulullah SAW:
"The time of embargo for the Iraqi citizens, has nearly arrived, even just for a qafiz of food and a dirham" We asked: “From whom does that inhibition come?” He answered: "From the foreign people who forbid it." Then he said once again: "The time of embargo for the people of Sham (Syria/Palestine) has nearly arrived, even just for a qafiz of food and a dirham." We asked: “From whom does that inhibition come?” He answered: “From the Roman people" (Muslim)
What kind of strength can destroy Israel? Islam's troops from Khurasan (Afghanistan) with black flags, there is no one that can stop them, so that those flags would be implanted at Eliya (al-Quds)“. (Ahmad, Tirmidzi and Nu’aim bin Hammad). This means Israel's destruction or downfall is close, that is why many superpowers are defending Israel's existence, but Allah SWT and Rasulullah's promise will come true:
"The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: 'Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him'; but the Gharqad tree would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews." (Ahmad)
Al-Hafizh Ibnu Hajar said, “It is found in the hadith, the signs of Doomsday, that all objects are able to speak such as the trees and stones. Physically, this hadith shows that those things will be able to speak”. [fathul bari (6/610.] Wallahu a’lam.
(the chairman of Anshorulloh school of Qur'anic studies at Ciamis)