ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَهِدَ إِلَيۡنَآ أَلَّا نُؤۡمِنَ لِرَسُولٍ حَتَّىٰ يَأۡتِيَنَا بِقُرۡبَانٍ تَأۡكُلُهُ ٱلنَّارُ ۗ قُلۡ قَدۡ جَآءَكُمۡ رُسُلٌ مِّن قَبۡلِى بِٱلۡبَيِّنَٰتِ وَبِٱلَّذِى قُلۡتُمۡ فَلِمَ قَتَلۡتُمُوهُمۡ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَٰدِقِينَ
They (also) said: "Allah took our promise not to believe in an messenger unless He showed us a sacrifice consumed by Fire (From heaven)." Say: "There came to you messengers before me, with clear Signs and even with what ye ask for: why then did ye slay them, if ye speak the truth?"<br/>
Those (alladheena, an adjectival qualification of the previous alladheena, 'those who' [Q. 3:181]) same who said, to Muhammad may peace and salutation be upon him, 'God has already made covenant with us, in the Torah, that we should not believe in any messenger, accepting his truthfulness, until he bring us an offering to be devoured by fire', and so we will not believe in you until you bring us this [offering], namely, of grazing livestock or other [kind of animal] one offers [in sacrifice] to God. If it is accepted, a white fire will come down from the sky and consume it, otherwise it will remain as it is. Such a covenant was made with the Israelites, but not in the case of Jesus and Muhammad. God, exalted be He, says, Say, to them in rebuke: 'messengers have come to you before me with clear proofs, with miracles, and with that which you said, [messengers] such as Zachariah and John, but you slew them: the address here is for those living at the time of our Prophet Muhammad may peace and salutation be upon him, even though the deed was their forefathers', for they [their descendants] are content with it. Why did you slay them, then, if you are truthful?', about [the fact] that you would believe if it [the offering] were brought [to you].