I appreciate your words here, MHz.
Some points here are worth mentioning:
1- Iran (and me also) does not like or wish for any conflict.
2- I hope for the peace and prosperity of Iran and all other countries of the world.
3- Such words that I said in this thread are only intended to show the way that Iran (and every other country in the world) will gain the dignity and prosperity if they follow the 'devotion to God alone'
4- If individuals and states follow the commandments of God (in the heavenly books), they will be at excellent condition, and if they oppose such commandments, they will be corrupt and will lose.
This can be seen in the Book of Levites or Leviticus, chapter 26
: that is to be with God, or to be against God.
Quran 14: 7
, which means:
([O Jews], remember when your Lord was requested
[by your enemies to fight you but He did not permit them to do that; and He said to you]:
"If you are thankful, I will surely increase you[r blessing]; but if you are ungrateful, My punishment is terrible indeed [to the disbeliever and denier of My bounties.]"
The meaning: Mohammed, mention to the [Jews]
the story of the Sidonians
, when you came to them and to their country; they asked God’s permission to fight you, but He did not permit them, then they asked His permission to welcome you and give you food and drink, and He permitted them to do so. This was some of His bounties to you; so you should thank Him for it.
: When the Israelite set forth in their exodus out of Egypt, and they approached the city of the Sidonians, their king gathered the chiefs and ministers and said to them: “The Children of Israel has approached us, and they are so many, and we cannot fight them, so what shall we do?”
After discussion, they said to him: “Consult God.”
So he wrote two signboards and hung them on the wall: on the first, he wrote: “I should fight them”, and he wrote on the other one: “I should welcome them with food and drink and hospitability.”
Then he threw an arrow towards them, and the arrow fell on the second; therefore, they took food and drink and went out to welcome them. Their story is mentioned in the Bible, the Book of Exodus
This (event of the Sidonian) happened when the Israelite (together with Moses) were devoted to God alone, while the same event (of Nabuchodonosor) happened when the Israelite fell in the idolatry and were against God.
Quran 7: 167
, which means:
([Remember, O Mohammed] that your Lord did [many times] give permission
[requested by the enemies of Jews] that ..
[Here God – be glorified – swore and said:]
He would send against [Jews]
till the Doomsday
, those who should visit them with evil chastisement;
[O Mohammed] your Lord surely is Swift at punishment [for wrong-doers], Most Forgiving [to those who repent], and Most Merciful [to those who regret.]
i.e. the enemies of Jews asked God for permission to fight the Jews, and He permitted them that.
Ancient people had a custom that they consulted God by lots of arrows
: so they wrote "Do" on a piece of parchment or a board, and on another one they wrote "Don't do", then they threw it with an arrow, so if the arrow hits the first, they say: "Our Lord permits us to do that!" But if it hits the second, they say: "He does not permit us that!"
So Nabuchodonosor took an arrow and asked God's permission to fight the Children of Israel, and he threw the arrow which fell on the first one on which was written "Do"; therefore, he marched with his army, fought and overcame them.
And this in fact is the meaning of ([Remember, O Mohammed] that your Lord did [many times] give permission
); i.e. they asked Him to permit them to fight the Jews and He permitted them to do so.
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