Banu Israil

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Phrase that occurs forty times in the Quran, referring to the historical Jewish community as the recipient of God's various favors, including being saved from Pharaoh and being preferred over other nations. Also refers to Jews contemporary to Muhammad, who are accused in the Quran of wrongful behavior, forging scripture, hiding truth, and refusing to accept Islam.

See also Judaism and Islam

Subjects: Islam.

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