Hence there is no need for arguments and disputations on rulings that have been passed and the affair has ended.
﴾خَلَتْ﴿“passed on”: the time for it has ended, and its affair is for Allah.
We will not be questioned on things that have happened, nor is it becoming of us to differ over matters that have happened thousands of years ago. These upcoming verses are in rebuttal of the Jews of Madinah who lived in the time of Rasulullahr.
These are nations whose time have passed and you are not responsible over what they used to do:
﴾وَلا تَزِرُ وازِرَةٌ وِزرَ أُخرىٰ﴿
“and you will not be burdened by the burdens of others”
[Surah Al-An’aam: 164], and
﴾كُلُّ نَفسٍ بِما كَسَبَت رَهينَةٌ﴿
“every soul will be held responsible for what it has earned” [Surah Al-Muddaththir: 38].
It is not appropriate for us to spend our lives speaking about what had passed while we are seated on the platform of the past. The future is not built upon the illness of the past. We simply just have to take from our generation, and the way of our Prophet r, that is, whatever Allah U and His Prophet have commanded us to do and we leave what Allah and His Prophet r have forbidden us from.