Al-Quran’s promise and Balfour’s promise

The Balfour Declaration (11/2/1917) was a promise of settlement for the Jews in the region called Palestine. Foreign Secretary of Britain (United Kingdom) Arthur Balfour promised Lord Walter Rothschild, a tycoon and leader of the Jewish community in Europe. The text of the declaration was published in the media a week later.

The declaration consisted of 119 words, composed by 25 Zionist Jewish experts from various countries. Chaim Weismann – a prominent Jew, one of Zionism’s fanatical initiates – to intervene with 17 times across the Atlantic Ocean.

Balfour Declaration did not come suddenly. Since the war in 1914 the Jewish lobby in Europe, represented by Rothschild, has conditioned the future of Palestine, which later became the mandatory territory of Britain (at that time Britain did not own it, nor was their colonies). Palestine, a map with a special name as it is today, was not so well known while still in Ottoman territory. Because it was integrated into a region known as Sham. The Jewish lobby penetrated the British Cabinet in February 1917 through high-level negotiations, involving important people and policy holders in the British cabinet and Zionist figures. Then on 19/6 Rothschild and Weismann, representing the Zionist figures put forward a detailed framework of the public declaration.

Balfour signed the final declaration draft on 10/29. Thus, the British cabinet meeting of on 10/31 became a formality to make it official as the state’s position represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs two days later.

Foreign Office,

November 2nd, 1917.

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet:

‘His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country’.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely

Arthur James Balfour

This declaration was only a day away from the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution (October Revolution) perpetrated by the Russian-led communist party Lenin. After seizing power in Petrograd, the then Russian capital, they ousted the nationalist government under the leadership of Alexander Kerensky who ruled since February 1917. This government was appointed after Tsar Nikolas II from Russia descended the throne for being incompetent.

This series of revolutions in Russia was the revenge of the Jewish diaspora in Russia because of discriminatory action against them before. The Zionist Hibbat activists were behind it.

That is a piece of Balfour promise held by Zionist Jews.


While Al-Quran gives promise of victory and tamkin (existence of leadership) to Muslims in various places. This time, we try to learn from surah al-Isra’. Interestingly, in this surah the word of the Quran is repeated eight times, or the most in one surah among the total repetitions 50 times in the Qur’an. That is in the verses (9, 41, 45, 46, 60, 82, 88, and 89).

Al-Quran is a guide, reminder, barrier and medicine. Al-Quran is also an unequaled miracle power. At first glance those are the themes of repetition of Al-Quran in surah al-Isra’.

Therefore, if this ummah made Al-Quran as solution to end the wickedness that took place in the Bayt al-Maqdis, then it became a powerful approach. Back to the Quran. Learning and teaching Quran massively. Popularize its understanding. Motivate the sons and daughters of this ummah to become scholars of the Quran.

Surah al-Isra’ represents Allah’s message to these people (ummah) to solve their problems. Back to the Quran. Make the Quran a truly unequaled power (miracle). Therefore, there is no more division and negligence.

After this we will not compare the power of Balfour’s promise and the promise of the Quran. Because both are very different. WalLâhu al-Musta’ân.

Blessing Note #76

London, 11.03. 2017



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