The people of Babylon learned only evil from these two Israeli princes
(And they learned from these [two men] that by which they may separate man from his wife;
The [people of Babylon] harmed thereby no-one [of Jews] save only by God's leave
The [people of Babylon] learned that which harmed their [people and the people of their city] and profited them not
and [actually] the [people of Babylon] knew that whoever purchased it, [for him there will be punishment, and] no portion [in Paradise] will be for him in the Next Life
The meaning: The people of Babylon, could not harm anyone of Jews unless by God's will; but because Jews were idolaters and wrong-doers, God set the king of Babylon on them
and He conquered them and took them captives to Babylon in Iraq.
i.e. that which harm the learners; because the learners will do the witchcraft for their people, and its harm is so obvious: for they separate between the husband and his wife.
Because the two magicians imposed an obligation on people
, saying: "Whoever learns this knowledge from us, and practices it, he will have punishment on Doomsday and no portion he will have in Paradise in heaven.”
So some of people accepted this condition and learnt witchcraft from them, while some others did not accept that.
Last edited by Torch light; Apr 17th, 2020 at 05:09 AM..