Palestine does not belong to the Jews or the Arabs it belongs to the Muslims
Tafseer Shaykh Uthaymeen
Children of Israel, remember My favor that I have bestowed upon you and that I preferred you over the worlds. (Soorah Al Baqarah 2:47)
Shaykh Uthaymeen: From the benefits of this verse:
- It is obligatory upon the children of Israel to remember Allah’s favor upon them and to show gratitude for it. And from showing gratitude is for them to follow Muhammad peace be upon him.
Clarifying that this favor was not earned by them, or due to their hard work, nor was it inherited from their fathers; rather it was only a favor from Allah upon them. Thus Allah said: ‘I have bestowed upon you.’
The children of Israel were the best of mankind during their era, based upon the statement of the Exalted: ‘I preferred you over the worlds.’ This is because during that time they were people of faith. As a result victory was decreed for them over their enormous enemies.