What was the reason for Allah(swt) to choose the Jews as the preferred community(chosen people) first?
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Why Allah chose jews first
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 144:
144 (Allah) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other)
men by the
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 47:
47 O Children of
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 32:
32 Then We have given the Book for inheritance to such of Our servants as We have chosen.
Whom The Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme chooses and appoints for His Mission is entirely upto His Will, His Determination, and His Decree. No Prophet or no people are chosen by the Lord Most High because that individual or that nation deserves or merits the favor; such choice is dependant entirely upon the Will and Plan of the Lord, All Knowing, All Wise Alone.
To ask why Allah chose a particular individual as His
Prophet, or why Allah chose or preferred a particular nation above another for
His Mission is to ask or try to determine why Allah Subhanah chose to create
Hadrat Adam (a.s.) as the first human being and not you or me???? Or why Allah
Subhanah chose the location of the barren
The Lord Most High Creates and Does whatsoever He Wills and Plans.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verses 124-126:
124 When there comes to them a Sign (from Allah) they say: "We
shall not believe until we receive one (exactly) like those received by Allah's
Messengers." Allah Knoweth
best where (and how) to carry out His
125 Those whom Allah Wills to guide He opens their breast to Islam; those whom He Wills to leave straying He makes their breast close and constricted as if they had to climb up to the skies: thus doth Allah (heap) the penalty on those who refuse to believe.
126 This is the way of thy Lord leading straight: We have detailed the Signs for those who receive admonition.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 57 Surah Hadid verse 29:
29 That the People of the Book may know that they have no power whatsoever over the Grace of Allah; that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His Hands to bestow it on whomsoever He Wills. For Allah is the Lord of Grace Abounding.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,