My history is pretty weak, I wanted to understand the difference between these two groups; are bani israel same as the jews currently living in Israel(Palestine)? Are they descendants of bani israel? Anyway related to bani israel, other than being jews?

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The Bani Israel, or simply Children of Israel, are called by this name because Israel was another name for Prophet Yaqub, and from his 12 children came the 12 tribes that constituted "The Children of Israel". After Yusuf became the minister of Egypt, his whole family migrated there, hence, the origin of Bani Israel starts from Egypt.

The people who are oppressing Palestinian Muslims aren't specifically all Jews around the world, only those who call themselves “Zionists” (which is their movement for independence other military rules, similar to Sharia Law). NOTE that Before these Jews came over to occupy Palestine, there has never once been a battle between the Bani Israel and Muslims in the entirety of Islam. In fact, these Zionists were actually opposed by Jews who didn’t want to create problems with Muslims.

Did you know that the Bani Israel are actually they are the closest in resemblance to the Muslims? They are our biological, geographical, and spiritual cousins. A lot of their mistakes are highlighted in the Quran.
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So in essence, Children of Israel ≠ Israeli Jews.

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    "there has never once been a battle between the Bani Israel and Muslims in the entirety of Islam." - What about the Battle of Khaybar?
    – UmH
    Apr 14, 2021 at 12:01
  • @UmH yes, that is correct. Apr 14, 2021 at 12:03
  • What is correct?
    – UmH
    Apr 14, 2021 at 12:07
  • @UmH They are. I just put it in my own words since I didn't want to copy everything they had written. Apr 14, 2021 at 12:14

The Arabic word “إِسْرَائِيلَ” is a combination of two-word Isra and El. Isra has root word “ا س ر” and from this root word it means prisoner and El is God so we can translate Israel as Prisoner of God or Prisoned for God. If we change this word in Arabic it will become “Isra Ul Llah” meaning “Prisoner of Allah”.

We know that Allah SWT in His divine wisdom made his prophet Yusuf PBUH to be prisoned several years in Egypt. So, in my humble opinion the “Israel” in Quran is referred to Prophet Yusuf PBUH and Bani Israel is a reference to children of Yusuf PBUH not children of Yaqoob PBUH.

There are some mind-boggling similarities and connections in the Quran in reference of Prophet Yusuf PBUH and Israel. There is only one Surah in Quran named Surah Yusuf and there is only one Surah by the name Surah Bani Israel. The individual person “Israel” named twice in Quran Surah Al Imran Ayat 93, Surah Maryam Ayat 58 and Prophet Yusuf PBUH name is also occurred twice in the Quran Surah Al Anam Ayat 84 and and Surah Ghafir (Momin) Ayat 34 besides Sura Yusuf and Aal e Yaqub is also appeared twice in glorious Quran Surah Yusuf Ayat 6 and Surah Maryam Ayat 6. And the most important fact is that Surah Bani Israel has 111 Ayat and Surah Yusuf has 111 Ayat as well. So, Bani Israel means “Children of Yusuf”.

Today when we say “JEWS” or “YAHUD” it is understood as a group of people who are mainly from the progeny of Prophet Yaqub PBUH. But is it true or correct? Allah SWT has used a few different words to describe people in the Story of Prophet Musa PBUH. Allah SWT used QOM E MUSA, ASBAAT, AAL E YAQUB, BANI ISRAEL and CHOSEN PEOPLE for these people. Do you think they all are the same and we can easily translate them as “JEWS” or “YAHUD”? I have a detailed essay where I can prove from the glorious Quran that Allah SWT divided QOM E MUSA into 12 tribes (ASBAT) not Bani Israel. And AAl E YAQUB, BANI ISRAEL and CHOSEN PEOPLE are referred to as the Progeny of Prophet YUSUF PBUH which was one tribe among 12.

If you read the story of Prophet Musa PBUH which is in great detail in the Quran you won’t find the word YAHUD even a single time in this story. What does it mean? It means YAHUD were not part of that struggle and journey and they mixed up later with Bani Israel and other tribes.

I can prove from the Quran that YAHUD are progeny of Qom E Hud and they mixed up with Bani Israel when Talut was appointed as a king. Talut and his followers belonged to YAHUD meaning Qom e Hud. You will find all references of Yahud in the Quran after the timeline of Prophet Dawood PBUH and Prophet Sulaiman PBUH.

We know that Khazars or “ASHKANZI” converted to Judaism after almost 2 centuries of Prophet Muhammad PBUH and after revelation of Quran. So how can we say Yahud of Quran apply on Ashkanazi jews as well? We know they have nothing to do with Qom e Musa, Bani Israel or Yahud. They are progeny of Gog and Magog.

So today when we say “JEWS” it means a group of people who are comprises of or mix of mainly from the progeny of 11 sons of prophet Yaqub PBUH and Prophet Yusuf, Progeny of Qom e Hud and progeny of Gog and Magog and few others who converted to Judaism and they claim that they follow Prophet Musa PBUH. Today JEWS population in the world is around 15 million and I believe that the majority of them are from the progeny of Aad and from the progeny of Khazars, Gog and Magog. A very minor percentage among them belong to the progeny of 11 sons of prophet Yaqub PBUH and Prophet Yusuf PBUH.

They are classified as ASHKANZIE JEWS, SEPHARDIC JEWS, MIZRAHI JEWS and EITHOHOPIAN JEWS. They can further be divided according to the country they belong to and sect the following.

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Bani Israel are basically Arabs people belonging to region of modern day Palestine, Jordan, Lebonon and Syria. That includes Arab jews and Arab Christians. It no to do with religion but more to do with people of the region.

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    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:55

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