Surah Al-Baqara Verse 133

أَمْ كُنْتُمْ شُهَدَاءَ إِذْ حَضَرَ يَعْقُوبَ الْمَوْتُ إِذْ قَالَ لِبَنِيهِ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِنْ بَعْدِي قَالُوا نَعْبُدُ إِلَٰهَكَ وَإِلَٰهَ آبَائِكَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ إِلَٰهًا وَاحِدًا وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ

Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob, when he said to his sons, "What will you worship after me?" They said, "We will worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac - one God. And we are Muslims [in submission] to Him."

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(Or were ye present when death came to Jacob…) [2:133]. This was revealed about the Jews when theysaid: “Do you not know that when Jacob was about to die he advised his sons to follow Judaism?”

مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن بَعْدِى قَالُواْ نَعْبُدُ إِلَـهَكَ وَإِلَـهَ آبَآئِكَ إِبْرَهِيمَ وَإِسْمَـعِيلَ وَإِسْحَـقَ

n(133. Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya

qub (Jacob) When he said unto his sons, "What will you worship after me'' They said, "We shall worship your AIlah (God

Allah) the Ilah of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma

il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), One Ilah, and to Him we submit (in Islam)).'' (134. That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do.)

This Ayah contains Allah's criticism of the Arab pagans among the offspring of Isma

il as well as the disbelievers among the Children of Israel Jacob the son of Isaac, the son of Ibrahim. When death came to Jacob, he advised his children to worship Allah alone without partners. He said to them,

("What will you worship after me'' They said, "We shall worship your Ilah (God

Allah) the Ilah of your fathers, Ibrahim, Isma

il, Ishaq,'')

Mentioning Isma`il here is a figure of speech, because Isma`il is Jacob's uncle. An-Nahas said that the Arabs call the uncle a father, as Al-Qurtubi mentioned). This Ayah is used as evidence that the grandfather is called a father and inherits, rather than the brothers (i.e. when his son dies), as Abu Bakr asserted, according to Al-Bukhari who narrated Abu Bakr's statement from Ibn `Abbas and Ibn Az-Zubayr. Al-Bukhari then commented that there are no opposing opinions regarding this subject. This is also the opinion of `A'ishah the Mother of the believers, Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Tawus and `Ata', Malik, Ash-Shaf`i and Ahmad said that the inheritance is divided between the grandfather and the brothers. It was reported that this was also the opinion of `Umar, `Uthman, `Ali, bin Mas`ud, Zayd bin Thabit and several scholars among the Salaf and later generations. The statement,

إِلَـهًا وَاحِدًا

(One Ilah (God)) means, "We single Him out in divinity and do not associate anything or anyone with Him.''

وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ

(And to Him we submit), in obedience meaning, obedient and submissiveness. Similarly, Allah said,

وَلَهُ أَسْلَمَ مَن فِى السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضِ طَوْعًا وَكَرْهًا وَإِلَيْهِ يُرْجَعُونَ

(While to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall they all be returned) (3:83). Indeed, Islam is the religion of all the Prophets, even if their reispective laws differed. Allah said,

وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ نُوحِى إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ أَنَاْ فَاعْبُدُونِ

(And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad ) but We revealed to him (saying): La ilaha illa Ana none has the right to be worshipped but I (Allah), so worship Me (alone and none else)) (21:25). There are many other Ayat - and Hadiths - on this subject. For instance, the Prophet said,

«نَحْنُ مَعْشَرَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ أَوْلَادُ عَلَّاتٍ دِينُنا وَاحِد»

(We, the Prophets, are brothers with different mothers, but the same religion.) Allah said,

تِلْكَ أُمَّةٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ

(That was a nation who has passed away) meaning, existed before your time,

لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَلَكُم مَّا كَسَبْتُم

(They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn). This Ayah proclaims, Your relationship to the Prophets or righteous people among your ancestors will not benefit you, unless you perform good deeds that bring about you religious benefit. They have their deeds and you have yours,

وَلاَ تُسْـَلُونَ عَمَّا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

(And you will not be asked of what they used to do).'' This is why a Hadith proclaims,

«مَنْ بَطَّأَ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ لَمْ يُسْرِعْ بِهِ نَسَبُه»

(Whoever was slowed on account of his deeds will not get any faster on account of his family lineage.)'

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Ketika orang-orang Yahudi menyangka bahwa mereka di atas agama Ibrahim dan agama Nabi Ya'qub 'alaihimas salam, maka Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala mengingkari mereka dengan firman-Nya di atas.

Saat telah tiba tanda-tanda akan wafatnya.

Dengan maksud menguji mereka dan agar hatinya tenteram.

Pada kata-kata mereka ini terdapat penggabungan antara tauhid dan amal. Tauhid diambil dari kata-kata mereka "Kami akan menyembah Tuhanmu dan Tuhan nenek moyangmu, yaitu Ibrahim, Ismail dan Ishaq, (yaitu) Tuhan yang Mahaesa", sedangkan amal, diambil dari kata-kata mereka, "Kami hanya tunduk patuh kepada-Nya". Inilah arti Islam secara istilah, yakni menyerahkan diri kepada Allah dengan mentauhidkan-Nya, tunduk patuh kepada-Nya dengan ta'at serta berlepas diri dari syirk dan pelakunya.