Those Who Set The Ranks
IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MOST GRACIOUS, THE DISPENSER OF GRACE[37:113]
and We blessed him and Isaac: but among the offspring of these two there were [destined] to be both doers of good and such as would glaringly sin against themselves.
* v.113 : I.e., commit evil. With this prediction the Qur’ān refutes, as in so many other places, the spurious contention of the Jews that they are “the chosen people” by virtue of their descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and therefore a priori “assured,” as it were, of God’s acceptance. In other words, God’s blessing a prophet or a saint does not, by itself, imply the conferment of any special status on his descendants.