03 Nov Sūratu’l-Baqarah [The Cow] : (2:90)
فَبَاءُوا بِغَضَبٍ عَلَىٰ غَضَب
So they (disobedient Jews) have earned wrath upon wrath. (Al-Baqarah 2:90)
This verse reads that the Jews earned a second wrath of God as they missed the opportunity to be forgiven.
The Arabic word “bā’a” meaning “earn” in this verse denotes both “deserving” and “constancy.”
▪It was not only their rejection of the Gospel and the Qur’ān that caused them to earn God’s wrath upon wrath—which is mentioned in this and preceding verses—but also their slaying of many Prophets such as Zachariah and John, upon them be peace.
Whoever kills a Prophet, they will abide in Hell eternally.
▪Thus, when—in addition to their continuous opposition to their own Prophets and Book, their rejection of the Gospel and Prophet Jesus, and their killing of the Prophets Zachariah and John—they rejected the Qur’ān and the Last Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, this was unforgivable and caused them to be visited by God’s wrath upon wrath.
▪Those Jews were subjected to a severe wrath and even wrath after wrath because they denied their Prophets, who saved them from the persecutions of the Pharaoh and led them in wastelands, guiding them to human values. They not only denied and opposed them but also killed many among them.
▪After the tribulations and persecutions they suffered and especially after they were scattered all over the world by the Romans, they began to wait for the Last Prophet, who was promised in all the Divine Scriptures. Nevertheless, when the time came and the Last Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, appeared, most of them could not take the advantage of living in the same time and place with him and were visited by new instances of wrath as if they had been loaded with new burdens upon those already on their backs.