The Inevitable Retribution (7:136 – 7:137)

The Inevitable Retribution

[7:136] Consequently, we avenged their actions, and drowned them in the sea. That is because they rejected our signs, and were totally heedless thereof.
[7:137] We let the oppressed people inherit the land, east and west, and we blessed it. The blessed commands of your Lord were thus fulfilled for the Children of Israel, to reward them for their steadfastness, and we annihilated the works of Pharaoh and his people and everything they harvested.

God Compensates the Oppressed

[28:5] We willed to compensate those who were oppressed on earth, and to turn them into leaders, and make them the inheritors.

When were the Children of Israel steadfast?

The Children of Israel were steadfast when they were being oppressed. Once they were freed from Pharaoh then they waivered.

In 7:137 God is using the word harvest to define anything they had earned or gained.

Zakat Must Be Given “On The Day Of Harvest”*

[6:141] He is the One who established gardens, trellised and untrellised, and palm trees, and crops with different tastes, and olives, and pomegranate —fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Eat from their fruits, and give the due alms on the day of harvest,* and do not waste anything. He does not love the wasters.

What does it mean that Pharaoh’s works were annihilated?

What happened to the Egyptian people after Pharaoh was annihilated?  

The worst enemy for any person is their sleeping ego that wakes up when the conditions change.  

[47:37] If He asked you for money, to the extent of creating a hardship for you, you might have become stingy, and your hidden evil might be exposed.

 

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