The Jewish religion is the religion of people who believed in Hadrat Moses (Musa), and people who have survived up to today from the descendants of these believers. Hadrat Ibrahim ('alaihi's-salam) was the father of Hadrat Ishaq ('alaihi's-salam), who was the father of Hadrat Ya'qub ('alaihi 's-salam). Hadrat Ya'qub's ('alaihi 's-salam) alternate name was Israil (Israel). Israil means Abdullah and Abdullah means "Allah's slave." Therefore, descendants of Hadrat Ya'qub's ('alaihi 's-salam) twelve sons are called Bent Israil (Sons of Israel). Hadrat Musa ('alaihi 's-salam) was a great prophet. He was assigned to the
BenT IsraTl. Their population increased in Egypt. They worshipped devotedly. But, they were subjected to oppression and degrading treatment. According to some sources, he was born in Egypt 1705 years before 'isa ('alaihi 's-salam). He lived in Pharaoh's palace until he was forty. After becoming acquainted with his relatives, he moved to the city of Madyan. There he married the daughter of Shu'ayb ('alaihi 's-salam). Later on, he set off back to Egypt. On his way, he spoke with Allahu ta'ala on the Mount of Tur (Sina). He is estimated to have died some time around the year 1625 B.C. Hadrat Musa ('alaihi 's-salam) took the BenT IsraTl out of Egypt. He spoke with Allahu ta'ala again on Mount Tur. He was granted "the ten commandments" by Allahu ta'ala. He communicated to the BenT IsraTl the Awamir Ashara (the ten commandments.) He also tried to instill in them the belief that there is only one Allah. He conveyed to them the Tawrat (Torah) revealed by Allahu ta'ala. But he could not take them to the places promised to them. The BenT IsraTl were never able to understand his divine injunctions. The state of Assyria (AsurT) invaded Jerusalem twice before the advent of 'isa ('alaihi 's-salam), and Andrian, a Roman Emperor, in 135 A.D. massacred most of the Jews in Jerusalem. They burned their copies of the Torah; as a result, the Torah was lost. As time passed, the Jews became more corrupt. They divided into seventy-one sects. They altered and defiled the Torah. They wrote a book of religion entitled the Talmud which has two parts: Mishna and Gamara. The book Mizan-ul Mevazin proves, beyond a doubt, that the books in the hands of today's Jews and Christians that are declared to be the Torah and the Bible are not Allahu ta'ala's word (kalam). The book Mizan-ul Mevazin is in Persian. On its 257th page, the book says: According to Jewish beliefs, Allahu ta'ala inspired Moses (Musa ['alaihi 's-salam]) with some sciences on Mount Tur (Sina), along with the Torah. Hadrat Moses conveyed those teachings to Harun, Yusha and al-Ye'azar. These people communicated these teachings to the succeeding Prophets, and finally to Saint Yahuda. During the second century of the Christian era these teachings were written into a book by Saint Yahuda over a forty - year period. This book was given the name Mishna. Two annotations were written for Mishna during the third and sixth centuries of the Christian era, in Jerusalem and in Babel (Babylon), respectively. The name Gamara was given to those commentaries. Each one of the two Gamara books was put into a single book with the Mishna and given the name Talmud. The book containing the Gamara written in Jerusalem and the Mishna is called the Talmud of Jerusalem. The other book containing the Gamara written in Babel and the Mishna is called the Talmud of Babel. Christians show bitter hostility to these three books. One of the reasons for their hostility is that they believe that one of the men who communicated the Mishna was Sham'un, a bearer of the cross which was used to crucify Jesus Christ. In the book Talmud, there are some things which are held as true by Muslims. For this reason. Christians deny Islam as well." Jewish people call their men of religion "Haham." Al-Ye'azar is the son of Shuaib ('alaihi 's-salam). The Jews attach as much importance to the Talmud as they do to the Torah.
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