The Creator & His Creations
God, The Almighty, is the Creator of the vast universe, the Protector, Preserver and the Master of our life and death. We need to be informed of and understand the mutual relationship between The Creator and His Creation; otherwise the true identity of the Creator can never be realized.
The Almighty is the Creator and the universe is His immensely complete creation. God is Eternal. This truth is universally accepted. However, there is considerable disagreement as to the reality of the universe. The Greek philosophers Aristotle and Plato have stated that: only the Absolute Idea is true, and the universe is an illusion or a mirage; it has no foundation in reality and will disappear like a dream. Only the Absolute Idea and the soul will endure. Needless to say, if the universe is a lie, so is the mankind. According to the doctrine of Platonic philosophy, mankind has no existence in reality and will dissolve into the Absolute Reality. This philosophy fills man’s mind with a sense of despair, doom, and eternal hopelessness. Man can no longer find any desire or attraction for everyday existence, and tends to become apathetic and disinterested in all aspects of life like a saint. If man’s existence, individuality and personal identity completely disappear after death, what need is there for life, family, warfare? The theory of finality of death makes men either disinclined to work and take action or totally materialistic and hedonistic believers in the singular, all‐consuming importance of their present life on earth. Without the possibility of an afterlife, without hope for an eternal life, without fear of the consequences of one’s actions— men’s thoughts become overcast and informed by a strange belief and unsettling sense of life.
Although the Holy words preached by Christ represented true monotheism, later Christianity, influenced by Platonic nihilism, gradually veered to a religion of denouncement and detachment. Consequently, before the arrival of The Promised Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him), such spiritual doctrine of belief prevailed in European and Western Society.
Indian philosophy too contained a similar conception of Maya or Illusion, a form of atheism where God did not exist. Only in Vedic philosophy God or Brahma was delineated, but even there, as in Platonic philosophy, an undercurrent of fear and doom prevailed. That Brahma is the Truth and that the universe is a lie are the fundamental concepts of the Vedas. Thus the Platonic concept of nihilism and the Vedic beliefs of Maya or Illusion differed little, and in each philosophy, absolute reality was considered to be the only truth. Absolute reality can be proven to be the only truth in two different ways: either by assuming that the universe is not true or an illusion, or that it is permeated with the Brahma. Vedic philosophy eschews the later tenet. According to the Vedas, the universe is infused with Brahma and life is Shiva. In other words, everything in the perceptible world is a part of Brahma, and he who contains all and becomes the Ultimate One, is the Brahma. This belief, called Pantheism in English, states that “Aham Brahmi” (“I am Brahma”), “Shoha‐aang” (“He is I”) or “Ayamtma Brahma” (“This Self is Brahma”).
Buddhism too is similar in that Nirvana or Mahaprasthana is the ultimate goal, and human life is replete with sadness and sorrow, conflict and war, disease and death. To act is to encounter and commit sin, and the consequence of man’s actions is to return and be reborn repeatedly, and become part of an eternal cycle of sorrow. Life is then an inescapable curse, and to be released from its binding chains, one has to achieve the Great Death or Nirvana, beyond which there is no return. This is the exegesis or the creed put forward by the Buddhist philosophy of Nirvana. It goes without saying, that this too is a philosophy and religion of nihilism, and in it, one can still hear the strains of death.
It can be seen therefore, that neither Christianity nor Hinduism nor Buddhism has given any palpable value to life, and instead they have given primacy to death. That the universe is a fabrication, and with death human life is either terminated or fused into the Brahma, was the religious beliefs extant in the pre‐Islamic world. Man was not yet informed of his independent, self‐ determining existence or of his right to eternal life.
The Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammed SM’s New Dictum
The Creator’s First Creation: The Light of Mohammad (SM)
First Human Prophet Adam (A) in the Heaven with Eve
Iblish / Satan
The Devil, Iblish or Azazil
In Accordance of Holy Quran, this Satan is created from fire, it can run within the veins of Human Being to misguide and destroy them. When Almighty God ordered him to Salute Adam (PBUH), he refused and therefore, he was cursed /punished by the Almighty God and got the title Iblish/Satan, his real name was Azazil.
And surely, I created Adam (From the light of Prophet Mohammad (SM) (PBUH)) and then gave him the shape of a human being, then Almighty God directed to the faithful angels
“Pay respect to the first man Adam by saluting him” and all the angels saluted Adam, except Azazil, Chief of Angels, Allah got angry and asked: “What prevented you (Azazil) that you did not carry out my order?” Iblish said: “I am superior to Adam. You created me from fire, and created him from clay.” (The Holy Quran, Surah 7:11-12).
Then the Almighty God seized and suspended all of Azazil’s power than he became the King of Devils. Iblish asking O’ my Lord give my remuneration and award for carrying out your order for you millions of years. Almighty God asked him, “What Do you Want?” Iblish/Devil replied, “O, My Lord give me my life till day of judgment so, I can misguide the Children of Adam and sent them to hell.” Almighty God granted his appeal, God says, “I give you the last chance according to you prayer, you may stay with your devil Ideology till the Day of Judgment, but you can’t succeed.” The smart King of Devil now became very jealous and made a plan to misguide the first women in Heaven Mrs. Adam or Eve, and even succeeded because the women are greedy and harmful. Almighty God angry and expelled Adam, Eve and King of Devil to Earth. The Satan was expelled from Heaven to Deoband India, therefore, Satan build up 310 million idols children of Devils which are worshiped by Hindu’s in the Indian Sub-Continent.
Adam’s Peak (Mountain of Adam), in Sri Lanka
Sri Pada, popularly known in English as Adam’s Peak, is a conical mountain 7,360 feet above sea level, soaring clear above the surrounding mountain ranges. However, the altitude is no damper to the thousands of pilgrims who climb the mountain in endless procession during this time of year. It is not only a Buddhist pilgrimage but also considered sacred by the followers of the four major faiths in the world – Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims, descendants of Adam. To Buddhists, the imprint at the summit of the mountain is the hallowed footprint of the Buddha, hence the name “Sri Pada”. To the Hindus, the footprint is that of God Shiva. From the Deoband Madrasa, Which is the Headquarters of Devil, Directly controlling all fanatic Muslim sects, Wahabi, Tabligue, Ahley Hadis and Kadians.
Historic Field of Arafat, Holy Mecca, KSA
Mount Arafat: Jable-E-Rahmat. 5 miles from the Holy City Mecca. Eve was very ambitious and greedy and followed Satan’s advice, accordingly God got angry with them, and expelled all of them from the Heaven. Satan was not granted mercy but First women Eve and Adam had been granted mercy (at Able-E-Rah mat) by the Almighty God, in reference of Prophet Mohammad (SM) (PBUH), after been separated for 360 years,-In accordance of Holy Quran.
The Kingdom of Satan, Deoband, UP, India, with his Billions of Followers
The king of Devil/Satan, In his Kingdom (Satan was expelled from Heaven to Deoband), The Deoband Madrasa, Deoband, UP, India. Because of direct influence of Satan there are millions of fanatic Muslim and Kafer (Hindu, who worship 330 million idols) all over the world.
History of Satan “Iblis” in the Heaven & Earth
Satan is the traditional opponent of God and humanity in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Scripture and literature the role of the opponent is given many names, such as Apolyon, Beelzebub, Semihazah, Azazel, Belial, Iblis and Sammael. Nicknames include the Tempter, Evil One, Father of Lies, and Prince of Darkness. But in the New Testament it is Satan, with its Greek equivalent diabolos (the Devil), which came to dominate, displacing or demoting other names and figures.
In the Hebrew Bible, Satan plays only a minor role as an ambiguous figure in the heavenly court. In Job his function is described as a kind of public prosecutor for God, suggesting his role as adversary may have been in terms of jurisprudence. The transformation of Satan from subordinate official to independent adversary and rebellious angel occurred during the Jewish apocalyptic movement, which came under the influence of the dual cosmologies of the ancient Middle East. The New Testament, grown from the same soil, speaks of Satan as the author of all evil (Luke 10:19), the personal tempter of Jesus (Matt. 4), and the rebel cast to earth together with his angels (Rev. 12:7-9). But these and many other passages in the Bible said to allude to Satan were shaped into coherent theological narratives only over time, often in response to Christian heresies.
In intellectual circles in the West today the tendency is to de-mythologize Satan. Certain scholars argue that by the time the Old Testament book of First Chronicles was completed Satan had been transformed from an angel who questioned God to a being dedicated to subverting God. It has been further argued that this changing concept of Satan paralleled a process of demonizing one’s opponents and attributing evil motives them. The Essence sect in the late centuries BC portrayed other Jewish sects who disagreed with them as allied with the forces of darkness and themselves as “sons of light”. Early Christians adopted this approach and demonized Jews who did not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. In later centuries pagans and fellow Christians who had opposing beliefs were characterized by Christians as evil and to be opposed or eradicated.
In Islam, Satan is also known as Azazil, Iblish or the evil jinn who in refusing to bow to Adam disobeyed God and became “one of the disbelievers.” Azazil prayed so eagerly that he was raised up into the first heaven, or according to one narration, he worshipped so much in the first heaven that he was raised up through all the seven heavens and above them. He worshipped on the earth, he worshipped on the heavens, until Adam (A.S) was brought into existence. Then the Lord ordered all the angels to bow down before Adam (A.S) and all the angels obeyed except Iblish.
From Hassan Al Basri (R.A): Iblis worshiped above the seven heavens for more than 70,000 years, until he was raised to the station of Ridwan which is very high station, Ridwan being the guardian of Paradise. Iblis was the guardian of Paradise for 1000 years. Once he read an inscription on the gates of paradise, and it read: There is a servant among the most highly favored servants of the Almighty Lord and for a long time he will be obedient and serve his Lord well; there will come a day, however, on which he will oppose his Lord and disobey, and he will be driven from His gates and be cursed. Iblis, who was then still called Azazil, read and wondered at this prediction. How can that be. He asked, that one of the closest servants to the Lord should grow disobedient to the Lord of the Worlds and be driven from His Holy Nearness? Oh Lord, he pleaded. Give me permission to curse that rebellious one, whoever he may be. The Lord gave him permission, and Iblis showered curses upon that future sinner for one thousand years, knowing not that it was to be himself. Western Media with the influence of fanatic Jews & Christian worked tirelessly to make propaganda and paralyzing the truth of Islamic Ideology, which establishes Peace & Prosperity towards mankind since 1400 years ago, “Islam does not approve fanaticism or terrorism”.
Subsequently, some sects of Islam in the name so-called “Jihad” encouraged by misguided political groups and patron by USA, Israel, Russia and other powerful nations to carry out terrorism activities to diminish the Islam from its course. There is a conflict of opinion between people as to whether Iblis was of the Angels or of the Jinn, but in accordance of Holy Quran, “It is confirmed, he was one of the Ordinary Jinn, but by the recommendations of the Four crown angels (Jibrael A:, Ajrael A:, Israfil A:, Mikaeel A:), Almighty God allowed and appointed him as the crown and commander of all Angels but he disobeyed the Almighty God’s order to pay respect to the first man Adam (A:) in heaven, So Almighty God threw him out the heavens and he became the great king of Satan (Devil). He was expelled from Heaven and got thrown out to the Earth’s Indian territory Of Uttar Prodesh location “DeoBand Madrasha Compound (So-called fanatic religious Islamic Institute). It should be noted that, Millions of students graduates from this type of so-called Islamic Institute and graduated as fanatic Islamic Community leader around the whole India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and African Region also Especially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with whole Middle Eastern Region. They introduce their group as following sects of Islam: Abdul Wahab Najdi, Abdullah Bin Bazz of Saudi Arabia, Wahabi group of Saudi Arabia, Qadiani, Ahmadia and Jamaete Islami Group of Pakistan, Deobandi & Qawami Madrasha group of India, Pakistan & Bangladesh, Dr. Bari & Dr. Elyias Ali’s Ahle Hadith Group of Bangladesh (Salafe Group), Tabligue Jamat along with Wahabi and so-called Sunni Group of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Hafezzi, Pirzi, Sadar Shab’s followers along with Hat Hajari and Patia Madrasha Group of Bangladesh, so-called intellectual and writer Salman Rushdi Bombay, India, So- called Islamic leader Zakir Naik, (Mollah) Abul Kalam Azad, Principle Kamal Uddin Jaffri, Delowar Hossein Syedi, Ahmed Shafi, Junaid Babu Nogori, Mizanur Rahman Azhari, Tareq Monowar, Prof. Golam Azom, Motiur Rahman Nizami of Jamat E Islam Bangladesh.
In this respect there are two kinds of people in the world, those who follow the commandants of God, and those who are susceptible to the beguilement of Satan. There has always been a mighty struggle between the followers of Satan and the believers of God ever since the creation of Adam in which the latter have always vanquished the former.
Prophets of The Almighty God
1st Civilization Started from Prophet Adam (A):
In The Holy Al‐Quran, once, God The Almighty proclaimed to His angels: “Was Kala Rabbuka lilmala‐ekati, inni jayelun filardy Caliphah”. That is: “Ye angels! I shall create on earth one to represent myself.” The Angels answered: “Kalu ajjalufiha maiufsidu fiha wayasfikuddi ma‐a‐wa nahanu nusabbihu bihamdika ma‐la‐ta‐lamun.” That is: “Oh Lord! Will You be creating a race that will cause problems and complications? What need is there when we are here to sing Your praise?”
Hearing the words of the Angels, God said: “Oh my angels! you do not know what I know. You are not aware of the true reason why I wish to create a new representative of myself.” On hearing His words, the angels fell silent. Of the eighteen thousand creations, man is the best, and that is why the Mankind is called “Ashraful makhlukat” or “the greatest creation”.
God has said in The Holy Al‐Quran: “Lakkad khalaknall in Sana fee ahsaney taqvim”. That is: “When I created man, I endowed him with great beauty.” Once Hazrat Jaber asked The Promised Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him): “Whom did God The Merciful create first?” In answer The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “Aua Lu ma khalakallahu nuri”. That is: “At first He created my light.” Then the moon, the sun, the planets, the stars, the sky the land, the mountains, the oceans, the beasts, the birds, the insects and other creatures all were fashioned from the light of The Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him). It is said in The Holy Al‐Quran: “Wa ma khalaqtul jinnah wal insa illah lia’budun.” That is: “I have created only the jinn‐spirits and men to praise me.” The jinn‐spirits created from the light of The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) are not equal to men. Jinn (Spirits), Fairies, demons, behemoths insects are all beneath man. In his appearance, his nature, his manner and behavior, his demeanor and carriage, his wisdom and intelligence, his education and learning, his food and liberation, his dress and habits and even in his praise for the Almighty.
Man is superior, for this reason, he has been titled “Ashraful Makhlukat” that is “the greatest creation”. Thereafter, on the dictates of God, The Angel of Death Azrail gathered soil from different parts of the earth. Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas pioneer spokesmen of Prophet Mohammad PBUH has said that The Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) avowed that Prophet Adam was created of soil from different nations: his head from the soil of the Holy Kaabah / Mecca, his breast from the soil of Dohana, his back, stomach, and hand parts from the soil of India, and his feet from the soil of the West but the light came from Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). God the Almighty has said in The Holy Al‐Quran: “Wala iannah khalaknahumin kablo mi nares samum.” That is: “I created the race of jinn‐ spirits from fire, and they disobeyed my words, and became engulfed in sin.”
Then He annihilated most them with the force of destruction. Only one jinn‐ spirit, a beautiful young boy, was allowed a place in Heaven with Gods orders. This boy was called Azazil. After he served for a thousand years, Azazil was appointed head of all the angels, and he gave them instructions in appropriate rules in Heaven. At that time he was known as “Moalleymul malaeka” or the leader of the angels. For one thousand years, he was supremely dutiful and worshipful towards God.
God, after creating Prophet Adam as superior to all, announced to the angels: “Prophet Adam is the best of you all, therefore salute him”. After listening to His command, the angels and all of creation, except Azazil, began to salute Prophet Adam. Azazil was consumed with pride and refused to salute Prophet Adam. Then Azazil’s glorious form disappeared and he assumed an extremely ugly and unpleasant appearance.
Then God asked of Azazil: “Azazil why do you not follow my commands and salute Prophet Adam?” In response Azazil said: “You created me from burning fire and Prophet Adam from soil. Therefore he can never be superior to me and that is why I cannot salute and respect him.” Hearing this, The Almighty said: “You are a cursed sinner. Leave the confines of Heaven at once! There is no place for you here. My curse will fall on you till Judgment Day.” From then Azazil’s name became Iblis or Accursed and The King of Devils. In the Holy Al‐ Quran, Azazil is referred to as Iblis or Satan. Azazil, in return for his lifetime of service and devotion, asked and was granted from God, to be able to live till the Day of Judgment and to enter and pass freely within the blood flowing in Prophet Adams and his relatives veins in order to misguide them and take them with him to Hell. Iblis was then banished from Heaven, and Prophet Adam lived there in great happiness.
After creating Prophet Adam, The Almighty situated him in a particular site in Heaven. For some reason, Satan’s influence cast its shadow in a corner of Prophet Adam’s heart; thereafter, following God’s commands, the Angel Jibrail erased this influence from inside Prophet Adam, and buried it underground somewhere in Heaven. Later, a tree grew from this spot and was known as the “Gandham” or the apple tree. Prophet Adam continued to live in bliss in Heaven. Yet even living with such happiness, he was experiencing a loss of something in his being; he could not bear his loneliness. Every day he was feeling increasingly saddened. For this reason God said to Prophet Adam: “Oh Adam! Live in great happiness with your wife Eve in Heaven and partake of all the fruits at will. But beware! Do not touch the fruits of the gandham tree; in fact do not even go near it.”
Azazil was drowning in a sea of plans to have Prophet Adam cast out from Heaven. To further his purpose, he waited a thousand years in front of the gate of Heaven in great sadness, and tried to find any means of entering Heaven. Peacocks and serpent‐snakes were created by The Almighty to be companions of Prophet Adam and his wife Eve in Heaven. One day when he saw a peacock standing near the gate, the sinner Iblis called upon the bird and said: “Take me inside Heaven just once and I will be eternally grateful to you.” Hearing Ibliss words, the peacock said: “I do not have the means to help you enter Heaven but I have a friend, a serpent, whose powers are limitless. I will tell him about you.” In time, the peacock related everything to the serpent (snake). The serpent came near the gate and swallowing Iblis in the caverns of his mouth, took him inside the gates of Heaven.
Thereafter, Satan tried repeatedly to persuade Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit of the apple tree, but they were totally unwilling to disobey the commands of God. At last Iblis said: “Hear me! I truly wish you well. I came here to give you honest advice, and to keep you from suffering any sorrow or pain. But it is regrettable that you cannot perceive my true nature and intentions you are unfortunately doomed to bear much grief.” After a great deal of cajoling, Eve was first lead to eat the fruit of the forbidden apple tree, and then she persuaded Adam to do the same. After eating the fruit of the apple tree, they became naked and urinated blood feeling extreme pain. They lost their happiness and peace in Heaven. The Ud and Ajir trees helped them hide the shame of their nakedness with leaves; Prophet Adam used three and his wife Eve five leaves.
Almighty God became extremely angry and expelled Prophet Adam and his wife Eve from Heaven, removing all their spiritual power and status. Then God said: “Oh Adam! Did I not forbid you to eat the fruit of this tree? I told you that Satan is your great enemy. But you fell into his deceitful trap and disobeyed me. Therefore you are no longer fit to live in Heaven. Go to Earth at once.” Then following Gods command, The Angel Jibrail (Gabriel) ejected Prophet Adam, his wife Eve, Satan, the serpent and the peacock from Heaven and cast them on Earth. Prophet Adam began to live in the Isle of Saran in Sri Lanka; Angel Jibrail abandoned Eve in Khorashan inside Persia, Satan in Deoband inside India, the peacock in Sistan inside Persia, and the serpent in Ispahan in Persia. Prophet Adam and his wife Eve, separated from each other, wept for three hundred and sixty years. When banishing Prophet Adam to Earth, God the Merciful had told him: “Oh Adam, do not be troubled. To help your descendants, I will send many Prophets through the ages who will preach my words and admonitions. Those who will have faith in My Holy Book and My Prophets, and will live according to my commandments, will have nothing to fear from Satan.” Prophet Adam, in one hand living without all the comforts and joys of Heaven, and on the other hand, being overwhelmed by the pain of separation from his wife, roamed and traveled about without any sense of direction for three hundred and sixty years. One day he was standing front of the Jobole Rahmat Stone seven kilometers from the Holy city Mecca, He raised both his hands to God, and taking the Holy Name of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him), which he saw on top of the Gate of heaven during their stay in heaven “La Ela Ha Ellalla hu Mohammadur Rasolullah”, means God is one & Mohammad is his beloved Prophet (SM), (PBUH) in accordance of the Holy Quran, entreated God to forgive his acts. Hearing his cries, God, in His Infinite Mercy granted Prophet Adam his wish. Then Prophet Adam saw his wife Eve coming towards him. He immediately proceeded to go towards her, and when they saw each other they began to weep. The place where they met is called Arafat in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Then, following Gods dictates, Angel Jibrail asked them both to continue to live in India’s Saran Isle, and instructed Prophet Adam, in farming and agriculture. Prophet Adam had three hundred and sixty pairs of children. Of his children, only Prophet Shish was born as an only child, and did not have a twin sibling. The eldest son and daughter were called Kabil and Aklima respectively. Of the second pair, the son was called Habil and the daughter Gaja or Gaj Bibi. Aklima was very beautiful, but Gaja was less attractive. It was customary at that time for the eldest son to marry the second daughter, and the second son to marry the eldest daughter. That is, the son of one birth was to marry the daughter of another birth; siblings of the same birth were forbidden to marry, in accordance of the Prophet Adam’s Civilization, the first men on earth. In time, when Kabil, Habil, Aklima and Gaja came of age, Prophet Adam planned to marry Gaja with Kabil, and Habil with Aklima. But Kabil refused to marry Gaja creating a great deal of dissension and strain within the family. Prophet Adam said “You will each sacrifice a lamb to God; he, whose offering will be accepted, will marry Aklima.” Following Gods and their father Prophet Adam’s instruction, they both did the same, but God accepted Habil’s offering. Kabil, burning with jealousy, murdered Habil secretly at the foot of a mountain and buried him there.
At that time, there were not so many rivers and oceans. All the places from Ceylon in the Indian Sub‐Continent to Arafat in Saudi Arabia where Prophet Adam had set foot became villages; all the places where he had rested became cities. At the age of one thousand he fell ill. He said to Prophet Shish “You too are a Prophet; if you entreat God, He may send fruits from Heaven for me.” After both father and son prayed to God, He sent to Prophet Adam many fruits from Heaven, arranged in a gold plate, and carried by a beautiful fairy name Johara from Heaven. With Gods command, Johora was married to Prophet Shish. This fairy Johara spoke Arabic which is the language of Heaven in accordance to The Holy Al‐Quran, and consequently, their sons and daughter too began to speak Arabic, their mother’s language. Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was born in the family of the descendants of Prophet Shish in Saudi Arabia. Moments before his death, Prophet Adam gathered his sons and said: “Oh my descendants! The time is coming near for me to leave this earth. After my death Prophet Shish will be my representative.” After this, Prophet Adam breathed his last (Inna lillauheh wainna elayheh rajeun). His Holy Sepulcher is situated under the largest Mosque in Meena near Arafat in present day Saudi Arabia. The tomb of his wife Eve is in the Government graveyard in the port city Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Prophet Noah (A), Founder of the 2nd Human Civilization, (After the Biblical flood) which will be completely annihilated any moment from now by the World War-III
According archaeologist this is where Noah’s Ark hit the edge of land
2nd Civilization Started from Noah’s (A) Three Sons:
According to the historian Ibn Khaledun of Egypt, Prophet Noah is the tenth descendant of Prophet Adam. Over four thousand years ago, in the time of Prophet Noah (A), the first civilization was destroyed by biblical floods, giving rise to the second civilization on Earth created by Prophet Noah’s (PBUH) three sons.
Table: Below is the list of the descendants of Prophet Adam (A) to Prophet Noah (A)
Prophet Adam (A.)
Prophet Noah (A:)
At that time, the entire earth was not inhabited by men, but only a limited area near Abyssinia, Mesopotamia and Arabia. For this reason, Almighty God had created a flood in this area and not all over the world. Archaeologists have discovered significant geological strata in these areas. The fact that this was not found anywhere else is proof of the flood. The limiting borders of this flood were from Egypt to Sindh and from the Caucasus to the Arabian Sea. Noah had three sons Yafez, Sam and Ham. Either by mutual consent or because of disagreements, they had gone to three separate regions. Three descendants of Yafez had gone to Middle Eastern Asia and South Eastern Europe; Hams descendants went to Africa; Sam’s descendants remained in their ancestral land Arabia and its neighboring regions.
In summary, the most ancient of human civilizations, the Semitic civilization started its victorious course from Egypt to the Sindh and from the Caucasus to The Arabian Sea. According to the Indian historian Sachin Babu West Bengal, the flower of mankind progress bloomed at the west from the Sahara desert and The Mediterranean Sea, in the east from the Himalayan Mountains to Rajputanas Thar desert, in the north from the European Balkan and Caucasus mountains to the Hindukush ranges.
From Sam came the Semitic civilization that spread from the Blue Nile to the Sindh Rivers, and then to Asia Minor settling permanently in the fertile areas. Some of the inhabitants in the Sinai (Egypt) area of Arabia became nomads, but they were not as fierce and as violent as the nomads in the Gobi, Caucasus area. In time, these settlers had developed the Iranian, Samarian, Pharaoh and the Dravidian civilizations around the Euphrates and Tigris, the Blue Nile, the Sindh and the Ganges rivers, respectively. Sam had five sons named Arfakshaz, Laos, Iram, Dasoj and Gelim.
Many of the Prophets and national leaders were born into Arfakshajs lineage. Salek was Arfakshajs son, and his son was Atbir. Atbir had two sons Falig and Akhtan. Many Prophets and several noted Israeli Prophets were born in Falig’s branch. In time Akhtan or Kahatans son Abufir went to the Sindh and established the Dravidian civilization on the banks of the Ganges. Abufir was the seventh descendant of Prophet Noah; therefore the Dravidian civilization is a principal branch of the Semitic civilization. Abufir’s brother Sabar’s son Emperor Homaer established the civilization known as the Samarian civilization. The conflict and the alliance between Queen Bilkis of the Sabas faction and Prophet Solomon are chronicled in The Holy Al‐Quran. The descendant of Jasim who was the most renowned son of Laos, a son of Sam, was the ancient founder of the Egyptian Pharaoh dynasty. The Berber civilization of Cannan and Syria also originated from them.
The region and the civilization that the descendants of Sam’s son Iram or Irman occupied and developed were called the Iran and Iranian civilization respectively. Modern historians have designated them as the Ilami or the Aadi civilization. Members of the Ilami‐Aad group were the first people to erect the grand Mausoleums in the world. Emperor Saddad was born into the Aad lineage, and he was inspired to build the city of Iram in beauty comparable to Heaven. The Prophet Hud was a Prophet of this dynasty. Irams son Kachhed and his son Chhamud were the ancestors of the Samud dynasty, chronicled in The Holy Al‐Quran. They had established an independent kingdom in a place called Wadiul Kora inside Hejjaj in between modern day Saudi Arabia and Syria. They had built a beautiful palace on the mountains to be used as their winter residence. Their Prophet was the Prophet Saleh. Sam’s grandson Laos’s son Asim had built the first grand mausoleum in the world. He was the ancestor of the Asim dynasty. Abufir’s brother had established a settlement in the “Hejurars” area in Egypt and the Prophet Shoeb, noted in The Holy Al‐Quran, came from amongst them. When Abufir came to the Sindh region of India, he was the first to introduce everything from the tax to all other aspects of Arab civilization; they were the people who had settled in regions flooded by the river Ganges. The language of Abufir’s brother Abir is known as the Iranian language. Kahatans eldest son Abufir’s brother Yarab went to Arabia from Yemen and originated the Arabic race and the Arabic language. Hehad also instituted his brother Jurham as the ruler of that area. At that time the word Dar meant place of domicile. Abufir on returning to India had named that area after his brother Abir’s name Dar Abir. The Dravidian civilization originated from this Dar Abir.
We return now to the initial discussion on the origin of the Aryan civilization. Prophet Noah’s eldest son Yafiz had seven sons: Kaimur, Yunan, Magog, Tubal, Musk, Madrata and Tiras. These descendants of Noah established settlements in the forest and desert areas. Perhaps for this reason, they became fierce and nomadic races. The Turkish race and Turkey originated from Turk, a son of Amur or Kaimur. They were called the Hittites or the Hitti in European languages. Later they conquered the land of Iran, established by Irma, a grandson of Sam, and called themselves Iranians. A branch of this group crossed the Hindukush Mountains into India and called them Khsatryas or Aryan Hindus. Another branch traveled to Europe and their descendants, the Goths, Franks, Vandals, Almands and the Teutons established settlements in various localities. From the Goths came the Portuguese, from the Franks the French, from the Almand the Germans and from the Teutons the English race.
The Tartars originated from Agragar, the most renowned son of Turk, and the Mongols who spread to the vast region inside China and Russia called Mongolia came from Magog. The descendants of Magog’s son, Agog, called Yaguti of Yaguta, settled all over China. A group of these people went to Europe and called themselves Magog or Agog. Because the Arabic alphabet has no g sound, they were called Yajuj or Majus in the language of the Holy Al‐ Quran. According to the Indian scholar Maulana Abul Kalam Azad of India, the Aryans are their descendants. Additionally, according to The Holy Al‐Quran, the Yajuj‐Majus appear in various dynasties as the Aad, the Samud, the Saddad, and the Pharaohs, and even in the not too brief history of the prophets which has been transcribed by historians around the world. By examining various incidences from different times, it has been established that Moscow came from Musk, the noted son of Yafez and the Russian race originated from Rosh, a son of Musk. Similarly Madain or Medea and its inhabitants came from Madratra; this has been described in the Abestha. The Magogs were the people of Syria and Babylon, who were called Majoos or fire worshippers in Arabic. In 600 AD, the Iranian Emperor Khorem or Sahbah conquered Medea and spread the Semitic civilization there. Khorem or Shabah was crowned with the title Emperor Zulkannai for uniting the two parts of Iran. He had transformed these neglected and mistreated people to creations greatest race. Khorej also melded together the Zorastrian religion of truth and the native fire worshiping sects. Ancient Greece and the Greek race originated from Yunan, and Tiraks only son Khorejs descendants came to Khorastan of Persia. Tubal’s descendants settled the Tuli area north of the Black Sea, and from there went to Spain, Morocco and Algeria.
There is no dearth of evidence that ancient India was the land of the Dravidians who are specifically mentioned in the religious texts of the Aryans. There is also no doubt that India was named Bharat by the Aryans. Therefore, this is unquestionably the Dar‐Abir of the Dravidian Kingdom, named by Abufir for his brother Abir. There is still an area called Dravir in India. The Dravidians settled in the fertile land around the edges of rivers and oceans. They chose the fertile land around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and the Arabian Sea. Perhaps for this reason, despite some dissimilarity, there are many for uniting the two parts of Iran. He had transformed these neglected and mistreated people to creations greatest race. Khorej also melded together the Zorastrian religion of truth and the native fire worshiping sects. Ancient Greece and the Greek race originated from Yunan, and Tiraks only son Khorejs descendants came to Khorastan of Persia. Tubal’s descendants settled the Tuli area north of the Black Sea, and from there went to Spain, Morocco and Algeria.
There is no dearth of evidence that ancient India was the land of the Dravidians who are specifically mentioned in the religious texts of the Aryans. There is also no doubt that India was named Bharat by the Aryans. Therefore, this is unquestionably the Dar‐Abir of the Dravidian Kingdom, named by Abufir for his brother Abir. There is still an area called Dravir in India. The Dravidians settled in the fertile land around the edges of rivers and oceans. They chose the fertile land around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and the Arabian Sea. Perhaps for this reason, despite some dissimilarity, there are many physical similarities between the people of Sindh, Madras and Colombo. The Indo and the Kirat races attacked Mongolian the Dravidians and tried to usurp their land. They were, however, unsuccessful and were forced to settle in the uninhabited forest, mountain and desert areas of the vast regions of India. There are also no doubt they were a sub‐branch of the Yajud‐Majus lineage because they came from Mongolia and southeastern Asia. According to the Indian scholar Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Aryans entered India twice, and they came there as Khsatryas and Aryans. It can be gleaned from historical accounts that the Khatryas descended from the Turks, and the Aryans, from the Mongols. These two groups first settled in Iran, and then in India. It was perhaps more adventitious for them to keep secret of their real ancestry and claim to have come from Iran. Lately there are rumors of internal strife between them. Thereafter, the Mongolians, taking the name of Arya or Aryans from Iran, together with the Khastryas, conquered the lands of Sindh and Punjab from the Dravidians although they could not keep it for long.
History is its most evident proof. After researching the origins of various ethnic groups in India, one can safely conclude that the Dravidians were her most ancient and most civilized inhabitants.
According to the Indian historian Ramesh Chandra Majumder, Dravidians— that is the Bengali race—came from the Semitic lineage and spoke the Semitic languages. Additionally, according to him, coinage was used in Bengal four to five thousand years before the birth of Christ. Furthermore, in ancient texts, two coins, the dinar and the rupak are mentioned. Possibly, gold coins were called dinar and silver ones rupak; one dinar was worth ninety six rupaks. Needless to say, interestingly, only Arab currencies are called dinar today. Further proof of the origin of the Bengali script is found in the edicts of Emperor Ashoka which are written from right to left, a distinct characteristic of Semitic script.
History has borne witness that the Bengalis are a religious people. The Bengalis were never able to live without religion in the past and still cannot do so. They have never succumbed to any force imposed on them. Only that which they have accepted willingly has established itself in their being. Not only did they not acquiesce to forced rule, they completely rejected it. Those who have wholeheartedly accepted this characteristic of the Bengalis were the only ones to be able to establish themselves in Bengal. Banga is the Dravidians designated land because it is a gift from the river Ganga (Ganges). Initially the land was called Ganga Desh (country) and then Banga Desh. Because its inhabitants erected large dams called by that name to protect their, fields, farms and homes, they came to be known as Bengals, and later Bengal became Bengali. The present Bangladesh is a part of the undivided Bengal of the Indian‐sub continent. Dr. Malik khan of Pakistan, Secretary General of The World Muslim Congress, has stated that the Bengalis created Pakistan from India, and not the Khans, Punjabis and the Pathans.
In summary, the Bengalis have never cringed from answering the call in defense of truth. For this, even when deceived repeatedly in their search for justice, they have never and they will never waver from their path. They will always fight for truth, God Willing.
Aryans had tried to impose their false religion on the Bengalis, but the Bengalis revolted against this injustice and are still doing so. Bengalis are eternally grateful for their limitless blessings from God, and are always in search for the Infinite. From ancient times, politics, society, literature, and in fact every aspect of their lives has been informed by religious piety. Therefore, injustice and lies have no foothold in the conscience of the truthful and religious Bengalis. Those who were continually driven away by the Aryans, Nushads and the Kurats all over India, have not only found their religious home in Bengal, but have become victorious there. Therefore it will not be unfitting to call Bengal the focal center of India and one of Asia’s great regions. According to the predictions eight hundred years ago, of the Great Sufi Saint, Sheik Nyamatullah of Kashmir, Bengal will be the most influential and historical place at time of the emergence of The Imam Mahdi (Peace Be Upon Him) and Jesus Christ from Heaven. According to the Islamic scholar, Dr. Malik Khan, the leading personage will be a descendant of Gokhran and the last word of his name will have Khan; according to the Great Sufi Nyamatullah’s prophecy, Bengal will be led under him, and untruth and injustice will be replaced by truth and justice in the time of The Imam Mahdi (Peace Be Upon Him) and Jesus Christ. Detailed information about this can be found in Dr. Sufi Alam’s Millennium Prophecy chapter. The above has been a brief summary of the origin of mankind.
Noah’s Ark has been found on the Turkish‐Iranian border, 32 kilometres from Mount Ararat, according to the leader of a team of scientists that has been investigating the site for six years.
The Turkish government is so convinced by the findings that, after years of intransigence, it has designated the site one of special archaeological interest and agreed to its excavation next summer.
The remote site contains a buried, ship‐like object, resting an altitude of 2,300 metres. At 170 metres long and 45 metres wide, it conforms almost exactly to the 300 cubit by 50 cubit boat that God told Noah to build, according to Genesis 6 in the Bible.
On surrounding terrain, the American and Middle Eastern scientists have identified huge stones with holes carved at one end, which they believe are “drogue‐stones,” dragged behind ships in the ancient world to stabilize them. Radar soundings indicate unusual levels of iron‐oxide distribution.
“It is a man‐made structure and for sure it is Noah’s Ark.” The site is directly below the mountain of Al Judi, named in the Koran as the Ark’s resting place.
David Fasold, an American shipwreck specialist with no religious affiliation, has led the investigation. He says subsurface radar
surveys of the site have produced “very good pictures.” “The radar imagery at about 25 meters down from the stern is so clear that you can count the floorboards between the walls.”
He believes the team has found the fossilized remains of the upper deck and that the original reed substructure has disappeared. But the findings have infuriated the scores of Christian Ark‐hunters who travel to Turkey, convinced the Ark will only be found on Mount Ararat.
Fasold, who calls himself an “Arkologist,” also argues that it was not a great flood that pushed the Ark into the mountains. He says it was “an astronomical event causing a tectonic upheaval, a tidal bore causing gravitational pull in the ocean waters that forced the boat into the mountains.”
Prologue: The Quranic verse detailing about the resting place of the Noah’s Ark is found in Chapter Hud, verse 44 (Holy Quran 11:44). The verse says:
When the word went forth: “O earth! swallow up thy water and O sky! Withhold (thy rain)!” and the water abated and the matter was ended. The Ark rested on Mount Judi and the word went forth: “Away with those who do wrong!”
The 49th verse of the same Chapter says:
“Such are some of the stories of the Unseen which I have revealed unto you: before this neither you nor your people knew them. So persevere patiently: for the end is for those who are righteous”.
Prophet Noah (A)Founder of 2nd Civilization
He was Prophet Noah (A) Ibn Lamak, Ibn Mutawamlakh, Ibn Ukhnukh, Ibn Idraba Idris, Ibn Mahaeen, Ibn Canan, Ibn Anuchh, Ibn Shish, Ibn Adam the Father of Mankind (PBUH).
According to the history of the People of the Book, (refers to the Jews, and Christians, because they received Revealed Books, Taurat, Injeel and The old testimony of the Bible in Hebrew Language, based in Jerusalem, Egypt, and Yemen. These names are translated ‘Torah, Psalms, and Gospels’ respectively, but this Glorious books of God are missing the originality which are sent by the God. Similarly, by the fanatic Muslim in the time of Umayya and Abbasia ruler of Mecca by the influence of Jews and Christian misinterpreted the translation of the Glorious Quran. This is the voice of the Almighty by the beloved Prophet Mohammad (SM). In accordance of the 43rd Direct Descendant of Prophet Mohammad, Author of the book “Encyclopedia of Prophets & Rulers of The Islamic World” – His Eminency Dr. Hazrat Sheikh Shah Sufi Dr. M. N. Alam.
Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (SM) (PBUH) said: “The period between Adam and Noah was ten centuries.” Noah was born approximate 1056 years after Adam’s creation (or after he left the Garden of Eden of Heaven). The reader should keep in mind, however that any statement or narratives taken from the People of the Book are not necessarily credible. (Genesis 5) For many generations Noah’s people had been worshiping statues that they believed Gods. They believed that these Gods would bring them prosperity, protection from evil and provide them all their needs. They gave their God’s name as Waddan, Suwa’an, Yaghutha, Ya’auga, and Nasran, (These idols represent themselves with the devil’s power respectively, Devil power, mutability, beauty, brute strength, swiftness, sharp sight & insight), according to their calculation and thought these so‐called Gods possessed.)
Allah the Almighty revealed: “They (idolaters) have said: “You shall not leave your Gods nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwa, nor Yaghuth, nor Ya uq nor Nasr (names of the idols).” (CH 71:23 Holy
Quran). Ibn Abbas and 4th Khalif Hazrat Ali (R) explained: “Following upon the death of those righteous men, Satan inspired their people to erect statues in the places where they used to sit. They did this, but these statues were not worshiped until the coming generations deviated from the righteous way of life. Then they worshiped them as their idols.”
Historian Ibn Jarir narrated: “These were the righteous people who lived in the period between Adam and Noah and who had followers who held them as models. After their death, their friends who used to emulate them said: ‘If we make statues of them, it will be more pleasing to us in our worship and will remind us of them.’ So they built statues of them, and, after they had died and others came after them, Iblis (Satan) crept into their minds saying:’Your forefathers used to worship them, and through that worship they got rain.’ Accordingly, they worshiped them.”
Their children learned about their so‐called God and custom of the worship by the full influence of Satan, the followers of Noah completely demoralized distressed and from the Will of God in the area of Yemen of the planet Earth.
The essence of this point is that every idol from those earlier mentioned was worshiped by a certain group of people. It was mentioned that people made picture sand as the ages passed they made these pictures into statues, so that their forms could be fully recognized; afterwards they were worshiped instead of Allah.
It was narrated that Umme Salmah and Umme Habibah in Medina told that Prophet Muhammad (SM) (PBUH) about the church called “Maria” which they had seen in the land of Abyssinia. They described its beauty and the pictures therein. He said: “Those are the people who build places of worship on the grave of every dead man who was righteous and then make therein those pictures. Those are the worst of creation unto Allah.”
Worshiping anything other than Allah is a tragedy that results not only in the loss of freedom; its serious effect reaches man’s mind and destroys it as well. Almighty Allah created man and his mind with its purpose set on achieving knowledge the most important of which is that Allah alone is the Creator and all the rest are worshipers (slaves). Therefore, disbelief in Allah, or polytheism, results in the loss of freedom, the destruction of the mind, and the absence of a noble target in life. (By worshiping anything other than Allah, the Almighty man becomes enslaved to Satan).
Into this environment Allah sent Noah with His message to his people. Noah was the only intellectual not caught in the whirlpool of man’s destruction which was caused by polytheism.
Allah the Merciful sent His messenger Prophet Noah (A) to guide his people. Noah was an excellent speaker and a very patient man. He pointed out to his people the mysteries of life and the wonders of the universe. He pointed out how the night is regularly followed by the day and that the balance between these opposites was designed by Allah the Almighty for our benefit. The night gives coolness and rest while the day gives warmth and life to the creation. The sun encourages growth, keeping all plants and animals alive, while the moon and stars assist in the reckoning of time, direction and seasons. He pointed out that the ownership of the heavens and the earth belongs only to the Divine Creator.
Therefore, he explained to this people, there cannot have been more than one deity. He clarified to them how the devil had deceived them for so long and that the time had come for this deceit to stop. Noah spoke to them of Allah’s glorification of man, how HE had created him and provided him with sustenance and the blessings of a mind. He told them that idol worshiping was a suffocating injustice to the mind. He warned them not to worship anyone but Allah and described the terrible punishment Allah would inflict on them and nobody listen Prophet Noah (A). They voluntary opposed him and denied to follow his instruction.
Some people listened to him in silence. His words were a shock to their stagnating minds as it is a shock to a person who is asleep under a wall which is about to fall and who is vigorously awakened. This person may be alarmed and may even become angry although the aim was to save him.
Noah’s people were divided into two groups after his warning. His words touched the hearts of the weak, the poor, and the miserable and soothed their wounds with its mercy. As for the rich, the strong, the mighty and the rulers they looked upon the warning with cold distrust. They believed they would be better off if things stayed as they were. Therefore they started their war of words against Noah.
First they accused Noah (A) of being only human like them. The chiefs of the disbelievers among his people said: “We see you but a man like ourselves.” (Chapter 11, Chapter of Noah, Holy Quran) He however, had never said anything other than that. He asserted that, indeed, he was only a human being; Allah had sent a human messenger because the earth inhabited by human. If it had been inhabited by angels Allah would have sent an angelic messenger.
The contest between the polytheists and Noah continued. In the time of Noah the rulers of the Kingdom of Noah in Middle East had thought at first that Noah’s call would soon fade away on its own. When they found that his call attracted the poor, the helpless and common laborers, they started to verbally attack and taunt him: ‘You are only followed by the poor, the meek and the worthless. Allah the Almighty told us: “Indeed We sent Noah to his people (he said): “I have come to you as a plain Warner that you worship none but Allah, surely, I fear for you the torment of a painful Day.” the chiefs of the disbelievers among his people said: “We see you but a man like ourselves, nor do we see any follow you but the meanest among us and they too followed you without thinking. And we do not see in you any merit above us in fact we think you are liars.” (CH 11:25‐27).
Thus the conflict between Noah and the heads of his people intensified. The disbelievers tried to bargain: “Listen Noah, if you want us to believe in you, then dismiss your believers. They are meek and poor, while we are elite and rich; no faith can include us both.” Noah listened to the heathens of his community and realized they were being obstinate. However, he was gentle in his response. He explained to his people that he could not dismiss the believers as they were not his guests but Allah’s.
Noah appealed to them: “O my people! I ask of you no wealth for it, my reward is from none but Allah. I am not going to drive away those who have believed. Surely, they are going to meet their Lord, but I see that you are a people that are ignorant. O my people! Who will help me against Allah, if I drove them away? Will you not then give a thought? And I do not say to you that with me are the Treasures of Allah nor that I know the unseen, nor do I say I am an angel, and I do not say of those whom your eyes look down upon that Allah will not bestow any good on them. Allah knows what is in their inner selves (regards to Belief). In that case, I should, indeed be one of the Zalimeen (wrongdoers, oppressors etc).” (Ch 11:29‐31 Holy Quran)
Noah refuted the arguments of the disbelievers with the noble knowledge of the prophets. It is the logic of intellect that rids itself of personal pride and interests.
The rulers were tired of Noah’s arguments. Allah the Exalted related their attitude: They said: “O Noah! You have disputed with us and much have you prolonged the dispute with us, now bring upon us what you threaten us with, if you are of the truthful.” He said: “Only Allah will bring it (the punishment) on you, if He will, and then you will escape not. And my advice will not profit you, even if I wish to give you counsel, if Allah’s Will is to keep you astray. He is your Lord! And to Him you shall return.” (Ch 11:32‐34 Holy Quran)
The battle continued; the arguments between the disbelievers and Noah became prolonged. When all the refutations of the disbelievers collapsed and they had no more to say, they began to be rude and insulted Allah’s prophet: “The leaders of his people said: “Verily, we see you in plain error.” (Ch 7:60 Quran)
Noah responded in the manner of the prophets: “O my people! There is no error in me, but I am a Messenger from the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)! I convey unto you the Messages of my Lord and give sincere advice to you. And I know from Allah what you know not.” (CH 7:61‐62 Quran)
Noah continued appealing to his people to believe in Allah hour after hour, day after day year after year. He admonished his people and called them to Allah day and night, in secret and openly. HE gave them examples, explained Allah’s signs and illustrated Allah’s ability in the formation of His creatures. But whenever he called them to Allah, they ran away from him. Whenever he urged them to ask Allah to forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears and became too proud to listen to the truth.
Allah the Almighty related what Noah faced: Verily, We sent Noah to his people saying: “Warn your people before there comes to them a painful torment.”
He said: “O my people! Verily, I am a plain Warner to you, that you should worship Allah alone, be dutiful to Him and obey me, He (Allah) will forgive you of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Verily, the term of Allah when it comes, cannot be delayed, if you but knew.”
He said: “O my Lord! Verily, I have called my people night and day (secretly and openly to accept the doctrine of Monotheism), but all my calling added nothing but to their flight from the truth. Verily! Everytime I called unto them that You might forgive them, they thrust their fingers into their ears, covered themselves up with their garments, and persisted (in their refusal), and magnified themselves in pride. Then verily, I called to them openly (aloud); then verily, I proclaimed to them in public, and I have appealed to them in private, I said to them: ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, Verily, He is Oft Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance, and give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.”
What is the matter with you, that you fear not Allah (His Punishment), and you hope not for reward from Allah or you believe not in His Oneness, While He has created you in different stages. (Ch 23:13‐14 Holy Quran)
Noah continued to call his people to believe in Allah for nine hundred fifty years. Allah the Almighty said: “Indeed We sent Noah to his people and he stayed among them a thousand years less fifty years (inviting them to believe in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism) and discard the false gods and other deities)”. (Ch 29:14 Holy Quran)
It happened that every passing generation admonished the succeeding one not to believe Noah and to wage war against him. The father used to teach his child about the matter that was between himself and Noah and counsel him to reject his call when he reached adulthood. Their natural disposition rejected believing and following the truth.
Noah saw that the number of believers was not increasing, while that of the disbelievers was. He was sad for his people, but he never reached the point of despair.
There came a day when Allah revealed to Noah that no others would believe. Allah inspired him not to grieve for them at which point Noah prayed that the disbelievers be destroyed. He said: “My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers on the earth. If you leave them, they will mislead Your slaves and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers.” (Ch 71:27 Holy Quran)
Allah accepted Noah’s prayer. The case was closed, and He passed His judgment on the disbelievers in the form of a Biblical flood. Allah the Exalted ordered His worshipper Noah to build an ark with His knowledge and instructions and with the help of angels. Almighty Allah commanded to Prophet Noah in response to his prayers: “And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Inspiration and address Me not on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned.” (Ch 11:37 Holy Quran)
Noah chose a place outside the city of Sana of Yemen, the highest mountain “Sofinatun NOAH” , far from the sea and completely in the rock of desert. HE collected woods and tools, and began to build the ark day and night. The people’s mockery continued: “O Noah! Does carpentry appeal to you more than prophet hood? Why are you building an ark so far from the sea? Are you going to drag it to the water or is the wind going to carry it for you?” Noah replied: “You will come to know who will be put to shame and suffer.”
Allah the Almighty narrated: As he was constructing the ship, whenever the chiefs of his people passed by him, they made a mockery of him. He said: “If you mock at us, so do we mock at you likewise for your mocking. And you will know who it is on whom will come a torment that will cover him with disgrace and on whom will fall a lasting torment.” (Ch 11:38‐39 Holy Quran)
The ship was constructed, and Noah sat waiting Allah’s command. Allah revealed to him that when water miraculously gushed forth from the oven at Noah’s house that would be the sign of the start of the flood, and the sign for Noah to act.
The terrible day arrived when the oven at Noah’s house overflowed. Noah hurried to open the ark and summon the believers. He also took with him a pair, male and female, of every type of animal, bird and insect. Seeing him taking these creatures to the ark, the people laughed loudly: “Noah must have gone out of his head! What is he going to do with the animals?”
Almighty Allah narrated: So it was till then there came Our Command and the oven gushed forth (water like fountains from the earth). We said: “Embark therein, of each kind two (male and female), and your family, except him against whom the Word has already gone forth, and those who believe.” And none believed him except a few. (Ch 11:40 Holy Quran)
Noah’s wife was not a believer with him so she did not join him; neither did one of Noah’s sons, who was secretly a disbeliever but had pretended faith in front of Noah. Likewise most of the people were disbelievers and did not go on board.
The scholars hold different opinions on the number of those who were with Noah on the ship. Ibn Abbas stated that there were 80 believers while Ka ab al Ahbar held that there were 72 believers. Others claimed that there were 10 believers with Noah.
Water rose from the cracks in the earth; there was not a crack from which water did not rise, rain poured from the sky in quantities never seen before on earth. Water continued pouring from the sky rising from the cracks; hour after hour the level rose. The seas and waves invaded the land. The interior of the earth moved in a strange way, and the ocean floors lifted suddenly, flooding the dry land. The earth, for the first time was submerged.
Allah told the story thus: He (Noah) said: “Embark therein in the Name of Allah will be its moving course and its resting anchorage. Surely, my Lord is Forgiving, most Merciful.” so it (the ship) sailed with them amidst the waves like mountains, and Noah called out to his son, who had separated himself (apart), “O my son! Embark with us and be not with the disbelievers.” The son replied, “I will betake myself to a mountain, it will save me from the water.” Noah said: “This day there is no savior from the Decree of Allah except him on whom He has mercy.” And a wave came in between them so he (the son) was among the drowned.
It was said: “O Earth! Swallow up your water, and O sky! Withhold (your rain).” The water was diminished (made to subside) and the Decree (of Allah) was fulfilled (the destruction of the people of Noah). And it (the ship) rested on Mount Judi, in Turkey and it was said: “Away with the people who are Zalimeen (polytheists, and wrongdoing)!”
Noah called upon his Lord and said, “O my Lord! Verily, my son is of my family! Certainly, Your Promise is true, and You are the Most Just of the judges.” HE said: “O Noah! Surely, he is not of your family; verily, his work is unrighteous, so ask not of Me that of which you have no knowledge! I admonish you, lest you be one of the ignorant.”
Noah said: “O my Lord! I seek refuge with You from asking You that of which I have no knowledge. And unless You forgive me and have Mercy on me, I would indeed be one of the losers.”
It was said: “O Noah! Come down (from the ship) with peace from Us and blessings on you and on the people owho are with you (and on some of their offspring), but (there will be other) people to whom We shall grant their pleasures (for a time), but in the end a painful torment will reach them from Us.” (Ch 11:41‐48, Holy Quran) With the issue of the divine command, calm returned to earth, the water retreated, and the dry land shone once again in the rays of the sun. The flood had cleansed the earth of the disbelievers and polytheists.
Noah released the birds, and the beats which scattered over the earth. After that the believers disembarked. Noah put his forehead to the ground in prostration. The survivors kindled a fire and sat around it. Lighting a fire had been prohibited on board so as not to ignite the ship’s wood and burn it up. None of them had eaten hot food during the entire period (forty days) of the flood. Following the disembarkation there was a day of fasting in thanks to Allah.
Allah’s Apostle said, “Noah will be called on the Day of Resurrection and he will say, ‘Labbaik and Sa’daik, O my Lord!’ Allah will say, ‘Did you convey the Message?’ Noah will say, ‘Yes.’ His nation will then be asked, ‘Did he convey the Message to you?’ They will say, ‘No Warner came to us.’ Then Allah will say (to Noah), ‘Who will bear witness in your favor?’ He will say, ‘Muhammad (SM) (SM) and his followers. So they (i.e. Muslims) will testify that he conveyed the Message. And the Apostle (Muhammad (SM)) will be a witness over you, and that is what is meant by the Statement of Allah.
“Thus we have made of you a just and the best nation that you may be witnesses over mankind and the Apostle (Muhammad (SM) (SM) will be a witness over yourselves. [Holy Qur’aan 2.143]
His Eminency Dr. Alam visited several times, Yemen’s City of Sana and Mountain of Sofinatun Noah to collect the authentic data about the Biblical flood at the time of Prophet Noah (A). Yemen is the land of prophets and peace loving Muslims, those who help and assisted at the time of Proclamation of Prophet Mohammad’s new religion 1400 years ago, Prophet prayed for the people of Yemen from the Rokon e‐ Yemen of Holy Kaabah for their prosperity and peace. Unfortunately, there is so many fanatic Muslim still occupied the territory of Yemen practicing effective rule in the name of so‐ called Jihad against the super power. His Eminency Dr. Alam several times warned them thru Grand Mufti of Yemen Dr. Sheikh Ibrahim to stop the fanaticism and come back to the true Islamic peaceful Umbrella. Ameen, God Bless Yemen.
Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) (A)
Grave of Ibrahim (A.), Located in the city of AL Khalil, Israel
Some of the People of the Book stated that his name was Abraham Ibn Tarikh, Ibn Nahur, Ibn Sarough, Ibn Raghu, Ibn Phaligh, Ibn Aher, Ibn Shalih, Ibn Arfghshand, Ibn Sam, Ibn Noah.
They said that when Tarikh was seventy five years old, he had Abraham, Nahor (Nohour) and Haran. Haran had a son named Lot. They also said that Abraham was the middle child and that Haran died in the lifetime of his father in the land where he was born, the land of the Chaldeans (Al Kaldanieen), also known as Babylonia. At that time some people worshiped idols of stone and wood; others worshiped the planets, stars, sun and moon; still others worshiped their kings and rulers.
Abraham was born into that atmosphere, into a typical family of that ancient time. The head of the family was not even an ordinary idolater, but was one who totally rejected Allah and who used to make the idols with his own hands. Some traditions claimed that Abraham’s father died before his birth and he was raised by an uncle whom Abraham called father. Other traditions said that his father was alive and was named Azer.
Into that family Abraham was born, destined to stand against his own family, against the entire system of his community. In brief, he stood against all kinds of polytheism.
He was endowed with spiritual understanding from an early age. Allah enlightened his heart and mind gave him wisdom from childhood. Allah the Almighty stated: Indeed We bestowed aforetime on Abraham his (portion of) guidance, and We were Well Acquainted with him (as to his Belief in the Oneness of Allah etc). (Ch 21:51, Holy Quran)
During his early childhood Abraham realized that his father made strange statues. One day, he asked him about what it was he made. His father replied that he made statues of gods. Abraham was astonished and he spontaneously rejected the idea. Being a child he played with such statues sitting on their backs as people sit on the backs of donkeys and mules.
One day his father saw him riding the statue of Mardukh and he became furious. He ordered his son not to play with it again.
Abraham asked: “What is this statue, father? It has big ears, bigger than ours.” His father answered: “It is Mardukh, the god of gods, son! These big ears show his deep knowledge.” This made Abraham laugh; he was only seven years old at that time.
Years passed and Abraham grew. Since his childhood his heart had been full of hatred for these idols. He could not understand how a sane person could make a statue and then worship what he had made. He noticed that these idols did not eat, drink or talk and they could not even turn themselves right side up if someone turned them upside down. How, then could people believe that such statues could harm or benefit them?
Abraham‘s people had a big temple full of idols, in the middle of which was a niche accommodating the biggest gods which was of different kinds, qualities and shapes. Abraham, who used to go to the temple with his father when he was a child, greatly despised all that wood and stone. What surprised him was the way his people behaved when they entered the temple; they bowed and started to cry, begging and imploring their gods for help as if the idols could hear or understand these requests!
At first, such a sight seemed funny to Abraham, but later he began to feel angry. Was it not astonishing that all those people could be deceived? What added to the problem was that his father wanted him to be a priest when he was grown. He wanted nothing more from his son that that he revere those statues, yet Abraham never stopped displaying his hatred and disdain of them.
One night Abraham left his house to go to a mountain. He walked alone in the dark until he chose a cave in the mountain where he sat resting his back against its wall. He looked at the sky. He had hardly seen it when he remembered he was looking a planets and stars which were worshiped by some people on earth. His young heart was filled with tremendous pain. He considered what was beyond the moon, the stars and the planets (i.e. Allah) and was astonished that these celestial bodies were worshiped by men when they had been created to worship and obey their Creator, appearing and disappearing at His command.
Therefore Abraham, addressed his people who worshiped celestial bodies as Almighty Allah revealed: Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he be one of those who have Faith and certainty. When the night covered him over with darkness he saw a star. He said: “This is my lord.” But when it set, he said: “I like not that those who set.” When he saw the moon rising up he said: “This is my lord.” but when it set he said: “Unless my Lord guides me, I shall surely be among the erring people.” When he saw the sun rising up he said: “This is my lord, This is greater.” But when it set, he said: “O my people! I am indeed free from all that you join as partners in worship with Allah. Verily, I have turned my face towards Him Who has created the heavens and the earth Hanifan (Islamic Monotheism, i.e. worshiping none but Allah Alone) and I am not of the Al Mushrikeen (those who worship others besides Allah).”
His people disputed with him. He said: “Do you dispute with me concerning Allah while HE has guided me and I fear not those whom you associate with Allah in worship. (Nothing can happen to me) except when my Lord (Allah) wills something. My Lord comprehends in His Knowledge all things. Will you not then remember?
“And how should I fear those whom you associate in worship with Allah (though they can neither benefit nor harm), while you fear not that you have joined in worship with Allah things for which HE has not sent down to you any authority. So which of the two parties has more right to be in security? If you but know;” It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong, i.e. by worshiping others besides Allah), for them only there is security and they are the guided. And that was our proof which we gave Abraham against his people. We rise whom We will in degrees. Certainly your Lord is All Wise and All Knowing. (Ch 6:75‐83 Holy Quran).
In that debate, Abraham clarified to his people that these celestial bodies do not serve as deities and cannot be worshiped as partners with Allah the Almighty. Indeed these bodies are created things, fashioned, controlled, managed and made to serve. They appear sometimes and disappear at others, going out of sight from our world. However, Allah the Almighty does not lose sight of anything, and nothing can be hidden from Him. He is without end, everlasting without disappearance. There is no other deity but Allah.
Abraham made clear to them, first that the celestial bodies are unworthy of worship and second that they are among the signs of Allah. Almighty Allah commanded: And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate neither to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah who created them if you really worship Him. (Ch 41:37, Holy Quran)
Abraham’s reasoning helped to reveal the truth, and then the conflict between him and his people began for the worshipers of the stars and planets did not stand mute. They began arguing and threatening Abraham.
Abraham replied: “Do you dispute with me concerning Allah while HE has guided me, and I fear not those whom you associate with Allah in worship. (Nothing can happen to me except when my Lord (Allah) wills something. My Lord comprehends in His Knowledge all things. Will you not then remember? How should I fear those whom you associate in worship with Allah (though they can neither benefit nor harm), while you fear not that you have joined in worship with Allah things for which He has not sent down to you any authority. SO which of the two parties has more rights to be in security? If you but know! It is those who believe (In the Oneness of Allah and worship none but He Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong by worshiping others besides Allah), for them only there is security and they are the guided.” (Ch 6:80‐82, Holy Quran)
The curtains are drawn on the first category of the people, those who were worshiping celestial bodies. The next situation reveals the second group, those who were practicing idolatry. Allah gave Abraham (PBUH) the reasoning he needed the first time and every time he argued with his people. Almighty Allah declared: And that was Our Proof which We gave Abraham against his people. We raised whom We will in degrees. Certainly your Lord is All Wise, All Knowing. (Ch 6:83, Holy Quran)
Abraham did his best to make his people heedful to the belief in the oneness of Almighty Allah and to the worship of Him alone. He bade them to firmly renounce the worship of idols. HE said to his father and his people: “What are these images, to which you are devoted?” they said: “We found our fathers worshiping them.” He said: “Indeed you and your fathers have been in manifest error.” They said: “Have you brought us the truth, or are you one of those who play about?” He said: “Nay, your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who created them and of that I am of the witnesses.” (Ch 21:52‐56, Holy Quran)
All was finished between Abraham and his people and the struggle began. The most amazed and furious was his father (or his uncle who had raised him), for as it is well known, he not only worshiped idols but sculpted and sold them as well. Abraham felt that it was his duty as a good son to advise his father against this evil so that he could be saved from Allah’s punishment.
Being a wise son he did not make his father feel foolish, nor did he openly laugh at his conduct. He told him that he loved him, thereby hoping to generate fatherly love. Then he gently asked him why he worshiped lifeless idols who could not hear, see or protect him. Before his father could become angry he hastily added: “O my father! Verily! There has come to me of knowledge that which came not unto you. So follow me. I will guide you to a Straight Path. O my father! Worship not Satan. Verily! Satan has been a rebel against the Most Beneficent (Allah). O my father! Verily! I fear lest a torment from the Most Beneficent (Allah) overtake you as that you become a companion of Satan (in the Hellfire).”
He (the father) said: “Do you reject my gods, O Abraham? If you stop not this, I will indeed stone you. So get away from me safely before I punish you.” Abraham said: “Peace be on you! I will ask Forgiveness of my Lord for you. Verily! He is unto me, Ever Most Gracious. And I shall turn away from you and from those whom you invoke besides Allah.” (Ch 19:43‐48, Holy Quran)
His father’s harsh treatment did not stop Abraham from delivering the message of truth. Angry and sad to see people prostate before idols, he was determined to stamp out these practices and went to the town to debate with the people knowing full well that he might suffer harm.
Like a wise doctor searching for the cause of a sickness so as to prescribe the proper cure, or like a judge who questioned the accused sharply so that he mighty detect the truth. Abraham asked them: “Do the idols see you when you prostrate before them? Do they benefit you in any way.” They quickly tried to defend their beliefs. They argued that they knew the idols were lifeless but that their forefathers had worshiped them; to them this was proof enough for their belief.
Abraham explained that their forefathers had been wrong. This angered them and they retorted: “Are you condemning our gods and our forefathers? Or are you just joking?”
Abraham showed no fear as he replied: “I am serious. I come to you with a true religion. I have been sent with guidance from our Lord Who alone is worthy of worship, Who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and Who regulates all affairs of life, unlike the dumb idols which are just stone and wood.”
To convince them that the idols could not harm him, he challenged: “I have already condemned them; of they had any power they would have harmed me by now!”
Almighty Allah recounted: Recite to them the story of Abraham; When he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?” They said: “We worship idols, and to them we are ever devoted.” He said: “Do they hear you when you call on them? OR do they benefit you or do they harm you?” They said: “Nay but we found our father doing so.”
He said: “Do you observe that which you been worshiping, You and your ancient fathers? Verily! They are enemies to me, save the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists); Who has created me and it is HE Who guides me and it is HE Who feeds me and gives me to drink. And when I am ill, it is He who cures me; and Who will cause me to die and then will bring me to life again and Who I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Resurrection.” (Ch 26:69‐82 Holy Quran).
In another surah The Almighty revealed: And remember Abraham when he said to his people: “Worship Allah Alone and fear Him that is better for you if you did but know. You worship besides Allah only idols and you only invent falsehood. Verily, those whom you worship beside Allah have no power to give you provision, so seek your provision from Allah Alone, you will be brought back. And if you deny then nations before you have denied their Messengers. the duty of the Messenger is only to convey the Message plainly.”
See they not how Allah originates creation, and then will repent it. Verily, that is easy for Allah.
Say: “Travel in the land and see how Allah originated creation and then Allah will bring forth (resurrect) the creation of the Hereafter (i.e. resurrection after death) verily, Allah is Able to do all things.”
He punishes whom HE wills and shows mercy to whom He wills, and to Him you will be returned. And you cannot escape in the earth or in the heaven. And besides Allah you have neither any Wali (Protector, or guardian) nor any Helper. And those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, lessons, signs, evidences, verses, revelations etc) of Allah and the Meeting with Him, it is they who have no hope of My Mercy, and it is they who will have a painful torment. (CH22:16‐23 Holy Quran)
He explained to them the beauty of Allah’s creation, His power and wisdom. Idol worship is detested by Allah for Allah is the Lord of the universe Who created mankind, guided him and provided him with food and drink and cured him when he was sick and Who will cause him to die and be raised up again. It was He to Whom Abraham prayed and who would forgive his sins on the Day of Judgment. However, they would not give up but clung fast to idolatry.
Abraham left his father’s house and abandoned his people and what they worshiped. He decide to do something about their state of disbelief, but did not reveal it. He knew that there was going to be a great celebration on the other bank of the river which would be attended by all the people. Abraham waited until the city was empty, then came out cautiously, directing his steps towards the temple. The streets leading to it were empty and the temple itself was deserted for the priests had also gone to the festival outside the city.
Abraham went there carrying a sharp axe. He looked at the stone and wood statues of the gods and at the food laid in front of them as offerings. He approached one of the statues and asked: “The food in front of you is getting cold. Why don’t you eat?” the statue kept silent and rigid. Abraham asked all the other statues around him: “Will you not eat of the offering before you?” (Ch 37:91 Holy Quran)
He was mocking them for he knew they would not eat. He once again asked then: “What is the matter with you that you do not speak?” (Ch 37:92, Holy Quran)
He then raised his axe and started smashing the false gods worshiped by the people. He destroyed them all except one on whose neck he hung the axe. After this his anger subsides and he felt at peace. He left the temple. He had fulfilled his vow to show his people a practical proof of their foolishness in worshiping something other than all.
When the people returned, they were shocked to see their gods smashed to pieces, lying scattered all over the temple. They began to guess who had done that to their idols and Abraham’s name came to their minds.
Allah the Almighty said: they said: “Who has done this to our aliah (gods)? He must indeed be one of the wrongdoers.” They said: “We heard a young man talking against them who is called Abraham.” They said: “Then bring him before the eyes of the people, that they may testify.” they said: “Are you the one who has done this to our gods, O Abraham?” Abraham said: “nay, this one, the biggest of them (idols) did it, Ask them, if they can speak!”
So they turned to themselves and said: “Verily you are the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrongdoers).” Then they turned to themselves (their first thought and said): “Indeed you (Abraham) know well that these idols speak not?” Abraham said: “Do you then worship besides Allah, things that can neither profit you nor harm you? If upon you, and upon that which you worship besides Allah! Have you then no sense?” (Ch 21:59‐67 Holy Quran)
Furious, they demanded that Abraham be arrested and tried. Abraham did not resist. This was precisely what he had been aiming for, so that he could show them up in public for their foolish beliefs.
At the trial they asked him if he was responsible for breaking the idols. Smiling, he told them to ask the biggest idol which was still whole. He told them that he must be the culprit! They replied that he knew well that the idol could not speak or move which gave Abraham the chance to prove the foolishness of worshiping these lifeless objects. They then realized the senselessness of their beliefs; however, their arrogance would not allow them to admit their foolishness. All they could do was to use their power of authority as tyrants usually do to punish Abraham. They kept him in chains and planned their revenge.
Anger was burning in their hearts. They decided to throw Abraham into the biggest fire they could build. All the citizens were ordered to gather wood as a service to their gods. Ignorant, sick women vowed that if they were cured they would donate so much wood to burn Abraham. For several days they collected fuel.
They dug a deep pit, filled it with firewood and ignited it. They brought a catapult with which to cast Abraham into the fire. Abraham was put on the catapult, his hands and feet were tied. The fire was ready with its flame reaching the sky. The people stood away from the pit because of the great heat. Then the chief priest gave his order to cast Abraham into the fire.
The angel Gabriel came near Abraham’s head and asked him: “O Abraham do you wish for anything?” Abraham replied: “Nothing from you.”
The catapult was shot and Abraham was cast into the fire. But his descent into the blaze was as descent on steps in a cool garden. The flames were still there, but they did not burn for Allah the Almighty had issued His command: “O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Abraham.” (Ch 21:69 Holy Quran)
The fire submitted to the will of Allah, becoming cool and safe for Abraham. It only burned his bonds, and he sat in the midst of the fire as if he were sitting in a garden. He glorified and praised Allah the Almighty, with a heart that contained only his love for Allah. There was not any vacant space therein for fear, awe, or worry. IT was filled with love only.
Fear and awe were dead, and the fire was turned into coolness, making the air pleasant. Those who love Allah as Abraham do did not fear. Allah declared: Those (believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said: “Verily! the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them.” but it only increased them in Faith, and they said: Allah Alone is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs for us.”
So they returned with Grace and Bounty from Allah. No harm touched them; and they followed the good Pleasure of Allah. Allah is the Owner of Great bounty. It is only Satan that suggests to you the fear of his Auliya (supporters and friends, polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Mohammad (SM) (PBUH)) so fear them not but fear Me if you are true believers.” (Ch 3:173‐175 Holy Quran)
The throng, the chiefs, and the priests were watching the fire from a distance. It was burning their faces and nearly suffocating them. It kept burning for such a long time that the disbelievers thought it would never be extinguished. When it did burn out, they were greatly amazed to find Abraham coming out of the pit untouched by the fire. Their faces were black from the smoke, but his was bright with the light and grace of Allah. The raging fire had become cool for Abraham and had only charred the ropes which held him. He walked out of the fire as if he were walking out of a garden. Cries of astonishment were heard from the heathens. They wanted to harm him, but We made them the worst losers. (Holy Quran, Ch 21:70)
This miracle shamed the tyrants, but it did not cool the flame of anger in their hearts. However after this event many of the people followed Abraham, although some kept their belief a secret for fear of harm or death at the hands of the rulers.
Abraham had established a definite reasoning against idolaters. Nothing was left for him except to reason against the people who proclaimed themselves gods.
When the king, Namrud, heard of Abraham’s safe exit from the fire he became very angry. He feared that the status of godhead he had proclaimed for himself was not challenged by an ordinary human being. He summoned Abraham to the palace and held a dialogue with him which Almighty Allah recounted: Have you not thought about him who disputed with Abraham about his Lord (Allah) because Allah had given him the kingdom? When Abraham said to him: “My Lord (Allah) is He Who gives life and causes death.” He said: “I give life and cause death.” Abraham said: “Verily, Allah causes the sun to rise from the east; then cause it you to rise from the west.” So the disbeliever was utterly defeated. Allah guides not the people who are Zalimeen (wrongdoers). (Ch 2:258 Holy Quran)
Abraham’s fame spread throughout the entire kingdom. People talked about how he had been saved from the blazing fire and how he had debated with the king and left him speechless. In the meantime, Abraham continued calling people to believe in Allah, exerting a great effort to guide his people to the right path. He tried every means to convince them. However in spite of his love and care for his people, they felt angry and deserted him. Only one woman and one man of his people shared his belief in Allah. The woman’s name was Sarah and she became his wife. The man’s name was Lot and he became a prophet.
When Abraham realized that no one else was going to believe in his call, he decided to emigrate. He left his people and traveled with his wife and Lot to a city called Ur, then another called Haran, and then to Palestine. Allah the Almighty told us: So Lut believed in him (Abraham’s message of Islamic Monotheism). He (Abraham) said: “I will emigrate for the sake of my Lord. Verily, He is the All Mighty, the All Wise.” (Ch 29:26, Holy Quran)
After Palestine, Abraham traveled to Egypt, calling people to believe in Allah wherever he traveled, judging fairly between people, and guiding them to truth and righteousness.
Companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) narrated that Abraham (PBUH) did not tell a lie except on three occasions, twice for the sake of Allah (Exalted and Almighty) when he said: “I am sick,” (when his people were holding a festival in honor of their gods, Abraham excused himself by saying he was sick. (Ch 37:89 Quran) and when he said: “(I have not done this but) the big idol has done it.” The (third was) that while Abraham and Sarah (his wife) were going (on a journey), they passed by (the territory of) a tyrant. Someone said to the tyrant: “This man (Abraham is accompanied by a very charming lady.” SO, he sent for Abraham and asked him about Sarah saying “Who is this lady?” Abraham said: “She is my sister.” Abraham went to Sarah said “O Sarah! There are no believers on the surface of the earth except you and me. This man asked me about you and I have told him that you are my sister do not contradict my statement.” The tyrant then called Sarah, and when she went to him, he tried to take a hold of her with his hand, but his hand got stiff and he was confounded. He asked Sarah: “Pray to Allah for me and I shall not harm you.” So, Sarah asked Allah to cure him and he got cured. He tried to take hold of her for the second time, but his hand got as stiff as or stiffer than before and he was more confounded. He again requested Sarah: “Pray to Allah for me, and I will not harm you.” Sarah asked Allah to again, and he became all right. He then called one of his guards who had brought her and said: “You have not brought me a human being but have brought me a devil.” The tyrant then gave Hajar as a maid servant to Sarah. Abraham, gesturing with his hand, asked: “What has happened?” She replied: “Allah has spoiled the evil plot of the infidel or immoral person and gave me Hajar for service.” Companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) then addressed his listeners saying: “That Hajar was your mother, O Bani Ma is Sama (Arab, the descendants of Ishmael, Hajar’s son).”
Abraham’s wife Sarah was sterile. She had been given an Egyptian woman Hajar, as a servant. Abraham had aged and his hair was gray and after many years spent in calling people to Allah. Sarah thought she and Abraham were lonely because she could not have a child. Therefore, she offered her husband her servant Hajar in marriage. Hajar gave birth to her first son Ishmael (isma’il) when Abraham was an old man.
Abraham lived on earth worshiping Allah and calling people to monotheism, but he was journeying to Allah, knowing that his days on earth were limited and that they would be followed by death and finally resurrection. The knowledge of life after death filled Abraham with peace and love and certitude.
One day he begged Allah to show him how He brought the dead back to life. Allah commanded Abraham to take four birds, cut them up and mingles their body parts, divide them into four portions and place them on top of four different hills, then call back the birds in Allah’s name. Abraham did as he was told. Immediately the mingled parts of the birds separated to join their original bodies in different places and the birds flew back to Abraham.
Almighty Allah revealed: Remember when Abraham said: “My Lord Show me how You give life to the dead.” Allah said: “Do you not believe?” Abraham said: “Yes I believe, but to be stronger in Faith.” HE said: “Take four birds, the cause them to incline towards you (then slaughter them, cut them into pieces) and then put a portion of them on every hill and call them they will come to you in haste. And know that Allah is All Mighty and All Wise.”(Ch 2:260 Holy Quran)
Prophet Lut (A) & Destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah
Prophet Ishmael (Ismail) (A)
Prophet Isaac (Ishaq) (A)
Tomb of Prophet Isaac (Ishaq) (A)
A women’s joy is great and she becomes very happy when she gives birth to her first child especially when she has become old and was complaining of the bitterness of being deprived of children. Sarah, Abraham’s wife welcomed her first child Isaac with big joy and unlimited happiness. Isaac’s birth was not an ordinary event, but it had the mark of an outstanding event especially that the angels predicted it and mentioned at the same time his son Yacoob.
The outstanding feature of such an event lies in the fact that Sarah became pregnant after she reached old age and her hair became white. Between dream and reality, pain and despair, the glad news are achieved and the miracle happens: Isaac is born after several long years from the birth of his step brother Ishmael, son of Hajar who was the slave girl of Sarah, Hajar whom Abraham married in order to comply with his wife’s desire, Sarah.
Isaac (Peace be with him) grows up in the gardens of prophecy under the supervision of his father Abraham. “The faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old time…“
When Isaac reached manhood, so his father got him married to a woman who gave birth to several children, then she died. Isaac married after her a woman who is related to him and gave birth to Yacoob (Peace be with him). Abraham (Peace be with him) and his wife Sarah witness the life of their son in his childhood, his youth and his marriage and they live together in the same home and God confers upon them purity and serenity: “The mercy of Allah and his blessings be upon you, O people of the house.” (Holy Quran)
Years passed over and Isaac (Peace be with him) assumed the responsibility after Abraham’s death and he was entrusted with the continuation of his father’s mission. So Isaac followed the way of his father and was among God’s selected prophets, calling to the reality of faith in God and managing with justice, guiding people to the right course and filling his time with prayer and worship until he become old. And when he felt tired unable to bear the burden of worries, he called his son Yacoob and said to him: “God gave me a big gift when you were born, and he made you a person of good character and conferred upon you good qualities that constitute a strong evidence of his power: Are not cleanliness and purity evidences of the existence of the Creator? Moreover, God granted me a favor: He made you intelligent and sociable”.
Then Isaac kept silent for a while, and he continued: “Such qualities, advantages and virtue were among the reasons of my unhappiness since your youth… do not be astonished my son, I am not like other fathers who are happy when they see their sons enjoy good qualities…Moreover your qualities were the origin of my fear and unhappiness.” (Holy Quran, Sura Ibrahim)
Yacoob could no more bear what he is hearing, so he bowed to kiss his father’s hand and bowed on his father’s chest to fill it with tears saying: “I am ready to sacrifice my life for you o tender father! What sin did I commit so that I made your life uneasy and your mind worrying, Forgive me, oh my father! And tell me about my wrong deed in order to avoid and make you happy.” Isaac was upset to see his son suffer, so he pulled him towards his heart, holding his tears with his lips and tranquilizing him with gentle words saying to him: “You are relieving my distress and discarding my worries when you are near me. You are the tenderness that covers me and the hope that accompanies me…I did not weep for any of your deeds, but the cause lies in your elder brother who has bad intentions towards you and shows hostility to you… He feels secure because he is strong and has parents who support him, but who will help you if he uses violence and treachery against you? This is the reason of my suffering and it is still destroying me.”
“‐But I did nothing to make him hate me.”
“‐Yes, my son but it is covetousness that tempted him and jealousy which is about to kill him.”
“‐In case my brother will do harm to me, I will extend to him the hand of brotherhood, a hand full of tenderness and affection”.
“‐Oh my son! You are a good brother, but your life is in danger and for this reason I called you to come to me so that I will give you my last will in this life”. “‐Oh my father! I am at your order and you shall find me always obedient to you.” “‐Listen well to what I say to you”…
Yacoob listened while looking with sadness to his father who said: ” I have reached my last days and God made you a prophet; so I suggest that after my death, you go to Aramin Iraq; there you will find your uncle Laban, son of Betwil. You can marry one of his daughters and remain at his home for a certain time, then return to this land to continue the mission of your fathers and grandfathers: Guiding people towards agreement, helping the oppressed, punishing the unjust, spreading the flags of justice.”
“I ask the Most High God to safeguard you, I hope that you will lead a good life and have a pure posterity better than that of your brother.”
This was Isaac’s will as entrusted to his son Yacoob so that he will leave this life satisfied. As far as Yacoob is concerned, he was upset to realize the bad intentions of his brother against him and he was sad to learn that his father will leave this life in his last days…
Days passed over while Yacoob was hesitating to remain in his land or to prepare himself for going away. The father felt about the hesitation of his son, so he calls him and said:
“‐Oh my son! It is the will of your father and I am sure you will respect such a will so why are you hesitating? Decide to go with the dawn and God will help you, and the angels will accompany you”
“‐But oh my father!”
“‐I know what you want to say, my son… Do not let me die deploring a hope that helped me to live.” When the sun rose the next day, Yacoob went away. People came to see his father Isaac who was happy, satisfied, as though his soul, clinging to a hidden secret, went to swim in an unknown settlement.
Such is the prophet’s life, it is full with pains and perseverance until it reaches the time when the prophet has to go to heavens, then he disappears from this world and settles in light and radiance.
This above information was extracted from:
Samih Atef El‐Zein. Isaac, Yacob, Yousef, Ayoub, Shouaib. Published by Dar Al‐Kitab Allubnani. Beirut, Lebanon, 1983.
Prophet Musa (A) and Harun (A)
Prophet Moses returned from Mountain Tur with 10
commandments, in Egypt (Imaginaery picture)
Mount Tur / Mount Sinai in Egypt, Prophet Moses (A) talk with Almighty God everyday, in accordance of Holy Quran & Tawrat. His grave near MT. Sinai, Egypt
Grave of Prophet Harun (A) in Egypt
Harun (PBUH) was the son of Imran and the older brother of Prophet Musa (PBUH). He was appointed by Allah to help his brother Musa (PBUH) in the task of freeing the children of Israel from the pharaoh and teaching them the way of Allah. Harun (PBUH) accompanied his brother through the desert journeys till he died atop Mount Hoor. May peace be upon Harun.
The pharaoh who ruled Egypt was a tyrant who oppressed the descendants of Jacob (PBUH), known as the children of Israel (Bani Israel). He used every means to demean and disgrace them. They were kept in bondage and forced to work for him for small wages or nothing. Under this system the people obeyed and worshiped the pharaoh, and the ruling class carried out his orders, thereby authorizing his tyranny and crazy whims.
The pharaoh wanted the people to obey him only, and to believe in the gods of his invention. Perhaps, during that time, there were many classes of people who did not believe in or practice polytheism; however, they kept this to themselves and outwardly did as they were expected to do, without revolting or revealing themselves to anyone.
Thus, successive dynasties came to Egypt and assumed that they were gods or their representative or spokesmen.
Years passed, and a despotic king, who was adored by the Egyptians, ruled Egypt. His king saw the children of Israel multiplying and prospering. He heard them talking about a vague vision that one of Israel’s sons would dethrone the pharaoh of Egypt. Perhaps this vision was only a daydream that persisted within the hearts of the persecuted minority, or perhaps it was a prophecy from their books.
Another tradition states that it was Pharaoh himself who had the vision. Ibn ‘Abbas narrated: “Pharaoh saw in his vision a fire, which came from Jerusalem and burned the houses of the Egyptians, and all Copts, and did not do harm to the children of Israel. When he woke up, he was horrified. He then gathered his priests and magicians and asked them about this vision. They said: “This means a boy will be born of them and the Egyptian people will perish at his hands.’ That is why Pharaoh commanded that all male children of the children of Israel be killed.”
Either way, this vision reached the ears of the Pharaoh. He then issued a decree to slay any male child that would be born to the children of Israel. This was carried out until the experts of economics said to Pharaoh: “The aged of the children of Israel die and the young are slaughtered. This will lead to their annihilation. As a result, Pharaoh will lose the manpower of those who work for him, those whom he enslaves, and their women whom he exploits. It is better to regulate this procedure by initiating the following policy: males should be slaughtered in one year but spared to live the next year.” Pharaoh found that solution to be safer economically.
Moses’s mother was pregnant with Aaron (PBUH) in a year that boys were spared; thus she gave birth to the child publicly and safely. During a year in which boys were to be slain, she gave birth to Moses (PBUH); thus his birth caused her much terror. She was afraid he would be slain, so she nursed him secretly. Allah the Almighty revealed: These are Verses of the manifest Book (that makes clear truth from falsehood, good from evil, etc.). I recite to you some of the news of Moses and Pharaoh in truth, for a people who believe (those who believe in this Holy Quran, and in the Oneness of Allah). Verily, Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsideen (those who commit great sins and crimes, oppressors, tyrants, etc.).
And I wished to do a favor to those who were weak (and oppressed) in the land, and to make them rulers and to make them the inheritors, and to establish them in the land, and I let Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts receive from them that which they feared. And I inspired the mother of Moses, saying: “Suckle him (Moses), but when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve. Verily! I shall bring him back to you, and shall make him one of (My) Messengers.” (Ch 28: 2‐7 Holy Quran).
No sooner had the divine revelation finished that she obeyed the sacred and merciful call. She was commanded to make a basket for Moses. She nursed him, put him into the basket, then went to the shore of the Nile and threw it into the water. Her mother’s heart, the most merciful one in the world, grieved as she threw her son into the Nile. However, she was aware that Allah was much more merciful to Moses than to her, that He loved him more than her. Allah was his Lord and the Lord of the Nile.
Hardly had the basket touched the water of the Nile than Allah issued His command to the waves to be calm and gentle while carrying the child would one day be a prophet. She instructed her daughter to follow the course of the basket and to report back to her. As the daughter followed the floating basket along the riverbank, she found herself right in the palace grounds and saw what was unfolding before her eyes.
The basket came to rest at the riverbank, which skirted the king’s palace. The palace servants found the basket with the baby and took it to the Pharaoh and his queen. When the queen beheld the lovely infant, Allah instilled in her a strong love for this baby. Pharaoh’s wife was very different from Pharaoh. He was a disbeliever; she was a believer. He was cruel; she was merciful. He was a tyrant; she was delicate and goodhearted. She was sad because she was infertile and had hoped to have a son. Hardly had she held the baby than she kissed him.
Pharaoh was much amazed when he saw his wife hugging this baby to her breast. He was much astonished because his wife was weeping with joy, something he had never seen her do before. She requested her husband: “Let me keep the baby and let him be a son to us.”
Almighty Allah said; then the household of Pharaoh picked him up, that he might become for them an enemy and a cause of grief. Verily! Pharaoh, Haman, and their hosts were sinners. And the wife of Pharaoh said; “A comfort of the eye for me and for you. Kill him not, perhaps he maybe of a benefit to us, or we may adopt him as a son.” And they perceived not (the result of that). (Ch 28:9 Holy Quran)
The queen summoned a few wet nurses to suckle the baby Moses, but he would not take any of their breasts. The queen was distressed and sent for more wet nurses. Moses’s sister was also worried, as her baby brother was without milk for a long time. Seeing the queen’s anxiety, she blurted that she knew just the mother who would suckle the child affectionately. They asked her why she was following the floating basket. She said she did so out of curiosity. Her excuse sounded reasonable, so they believed her. They ordered her to rush and fetch the woman she was talking about. Her mother also was waiting with a heavy heart, worried about the fate of her baby. Just then her daughter rushed in with the good news. Her heart lifted and she lost no time in reaching the palace.
Allah the Almighty narrated: And the heart of the mother of Moses became empty (from every thought, except the thought of Moses). She was very near to disclose his (case, the child is her son), had We not strengthened her heart (with Faith), so that she might remain as one of the believers. And she said to his (Moses’s) sister: “Follow him.” So she (his sister) watched him from a far place secretly, while they perceived not.
And I had already forbidden (other) foster suckling mothers for him, until she (his sister came up and) said: “Shall I direct you to a household who will rear him for you, and sincerely they will look after him in a good manner?” So did I restore him to his mother, that she might be delighted, and that she might not grieve, nor that she might know that the promise of Allah is true! But most of them know not. (Ch 28:10‐13, Holy Quran)
As the child was put to her breast, he immediately started suckling. Pharaoh was astonished and asked; “Who are you? This child has refused to take any other breast but yours.” Had she told the truth, Pharaoh would have known that the child was an Israelite and would have killed Moses instantly. However, Allah gave her inner strength and she replied: “I am a woman of sweet milk and sweet smell, and no child refuses me.” This answer satisfied Pharaoh.
Froward, she was appointed as Moses’s wet nurse. She continued to breast‐ feed him for a long time. When he was bigger and was weaned, she was allowed the privilege of visiting him. Moses was raised in the palace as a prince. And when he attained his full strength, and was perfect (in manhood), I bestowed on him Spokesman (Prophet-hood, right judgment of the affairs) and religious knowledge (of the religion of his forefathers, Abrahamic Monotheism). And thus do I reward the Muhsineen (good‐doers).” (Ch 28:14 Holy Quran)
Allah had granted Moses (PBUH) good health, strength, knowledge, and wisdom. The weak and oppressed turned to him for protection and justice. One day in the main city, he saw two men fighting. One was an Israelite, who was being beaten by the other, an Egyptian. On seeing Moses, the Israelite begged him for help. Moses became involved in the dispute and, in a state of anger, struck a heavy blow on the Egyptian, who died on the spot. Upon realizing that he had killed a human being, Moses’s heart was filled with deep sorrow, and immediately he begged Allah for forgiveness.
He had not intended to kill the man. He pleaded with Almighty Allah to forgive him, and he felt a sense of peace filling his whole being. Thereafter Moses began to show more patience and sympathy towards people.
The next day he saw the same Israelite involved in another fight. Moses went to him and said: “You seem to be a quarrelsome fellow. You have a new quarrel with one person or another each day.” Fearing that Moses might strike him, the Israelite warned Moses: “Would you kill me as you killed the wretch yesterday?”
The Egyptian with whom the Israelite was fighting overheard this remark and reported Moses to the authorities. Soon thereafter, as Moses was passing through the city, a man approached and alerted him: “O Moses, the chiefs have taken counsel against you. You are to be tried and killed. I would advise you to escape.”
Moses knew that the penalty for killing an Egyptian was death. Allah the Exalted recounted: And he entered the city at a time of unawareness of its people, and he found there two men fighting, one of his party (his religion, from the children of Israel), and the other of his foes. The man of his own party asked him for help against his foe, so Moses struck him with his fist and killed him. He said, “This is of Satan’s doing, verily, he is a plain misleading enemy.”
He said: “My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, so forgive me.” Then He forgave him. Verily, He is the Oft‐Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
He said: “My Lord! For that with which you have favored me, I will never more be a helper for the Mujrimeen (criminals, disobedient to 81 Allah, polytheists, sinners, etc.)!”
So he became afraid, looking about in the city (waiting as to what will be the result of his crime of killing), when behold, the man who had sought his help the day before, called for his help again. Moses said to him: “Verily, you are a plain misleader!” Then when he decided to seize the man who was an enemy to both of them, the man said: “O Moses! Is it your intention to kill me as you killed a man yesterday? Your aim is nothing but to become a tyrant in the land, and not to be one of those who do right.”
And there came a man running, from the farthest end of the city. He said: “O Moses! Verily, the chiefs are taking counsel together about you, to kill you, so escape. Truly, I am to you of those who give sincere advice.”
So he escaped from there, looking about in a state of fear. He said: “My Lord! Save me from the people who are Zalimeen (polytheists, and wrong‐doers)!” (Ch 28:15‐21 Holy Quran)
Moses left Egypt in a hurry without going to Pharaoh’s palace or changing his clothes. Nor was he prepared for traveling. He did not have a beast of burden upon which to ride, and he was not in a caravan. Instead, he left as soon as the believer came and warned him of Pharaoh’s plans.
He traveled in the direction of the country of (PBUH), which was the nearest inhabited land between Syria and Egypt. His only companion in this hot desert was Allah, and his only provision was piety. There was not a single root to pick to lessen his hunger. The hot sand burned the soles of his feet. However, fearing pursuit by Pharaoh’s men, he forced himself to continue on. He traveled for eight nights, hiding during the day. After crossing the main desert, he reached a watering hole outside Madian where shepherds were watering their flocks.
No sooner had Moses reached the Madian than he threw himself under a tree to rest. He suffered from hunger and fatigue. The soles of his feet felt as if they were worn out from hard walking on sand and rocks and from the dust. He did not have any money to buy a new pair of sandals, nor to buy food or drink. Moses noticed a band of shepherds watering their sheep. He went to the spring, where he saw five young women preventing their sheep from mixing with the others.
Moses sensed that the women were in need of help. Forgetting his thirst, he drew nearer to them and asked if he could help them in any way.
The older sister said: “We are waiting until the shepherds finish watering their sheep, then we will water ours.”
Moses asked again: “Why are you waiting?” The younger one: “We cannot push men.”
Moses was surprised that women were shepherding, as only men were supposed to do it. It is hard and tiresome work, and one needs to be on the alert. Moses asked: “Why are you shepherding?”
The younger sister said: “Our father is an old man; his health is too poor for him to go outdoors for pasturing sheep.”
Moses (PBUH) said: “I will water the sheep for you.”
When Moses approached the water, he saw that the shepherds had put over the mouth of the spring an immense rock that could only be moved by ten men. Moses embraced the rock and lifted it out of the spring’s mouth, the veins of his neck and hands standing out as he did so. Moses was certainly strong. He watered their sheep and put the rock back in its place.
He returned to sit in the shade of the tree. At this moment he realized that he had forgotten to drink. His stomach was sunken because of hunger.
Almighty Allah described this event: And when he arrived at the water of Madian (Midyan) he found there a group of men watering their flocks, and besides them he found two women who were keeping back their flocks. He said: “What is the matter with you?” They said: “We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take their flocks. And our father is a very old man.”
So he watered their flocks for them, then he turned back to shade, and said: “My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!” (Ch 28:22‐24 Holy Quran)
The young ladies returned home earlier than usual, which surprised their father. They related the incident at the spring which was the reason that they were back early. Their father sent one of his daughters to invite the stranger to his home. Bashfully, the woman approached Moses and delivered the message. “My father is grateful for what you have done for us. He invites you to our home so that he may thank you personally.”
Moses welcomed this invitation and accompanied the maiden to her father. Moses could see that they lived comfortably as a happy and peaceful household. He introduced himself and told the old man about the misfortune that he had befallen him and had compelled him to flee from Egypt. The old man comforted him: “Fear not, you have escaped from the wrong‐doers.”
Moses’s gentle behavior was noticed by the father and his daughters. Prophet The king man Prophet Shoib (PBUH) invited him to stay with them. Moses felt at home with this happy household, for they were friendly and feared Allah.
One of the daughters suggested to her father that he employ Moses, as he was strong and trustworthy. They needed someone like him, especially at the water hole, which was visited by ruffians. The father asked her how she could be sure of his trustworthiness in such a short time. She replied: “When I bade him to follow me to our home, he insisted that I walk behind him so he would not observe my form (to avoid sexual attraction).”
Prophet Shoib (PBUH) was pleased to hear this. He approached Moses and offered him to marry his oldest daughter. Accordingly, Prophet Moses got married to the elder daughter and lived happily in the kingdom of Prophet Shoib (PBUH) and later he came back to Egypt. This offer suited Moses well, for being a stranger in this country; he would soon have to search for shelter, and work. Moses married the Madianite’s daughter and looked after the old man’s animals for ten long years.
Time passed, and he lived in seclusion far from his family and his people. This period of ten years was of importance in his life. It was a period of major preparation. Certainly Moses’s mind was absorbed in the stars every night. He followed the sunrise and the sunset every day. He pondered on the plant and how it splits and soil and appears thereafter. He contemplated water and how the earth is revived by it and flourishes after its death.
Moses himself did not know the secret of the quick and sudden decision to return to Egypt. After all, he had fled from their ten years ago with a price on his head. Why should he go back now? Did he look forward to seeing his mother and brother? Did he think of visiting Pharaoh’s wife who had raised him and who loved him as if she were his mother?
No one knows what went through Moses’s mind when he returned to Egypt. All we know is that a mute obedience to Allah’s destinies impelled him to make a decision and he did. These supreme destinies steered his steps towards a matter of great importance.
Moses left Madian with his family and traveled through the desert until he reached Mount Sinai. There Moses discovered that he had lost his way. He sought Allah’s direction and was shown the right course. At nightfall they reached Mount Tur. Moses noticed a fire in the distance. “I shall fetch a firebrand to warm us.”
As he neared the fire, he heard a sonorous voice calling him: “O Moses, I am Allah, the Lord of the Universe.” Moses was bewildered and looked around. He again heard the strange voice. “And what is in you right hand, O Moses?”
Shivering, Moses answered: “This is my staff on which I lean, and with which I beat down branches for my sheep, and for which I find other uses.” (This question was asked so that Moses’ attention would focus on the staff and to prepare him for the miracle which was to happen. This was the beginning of Moses’s mission as a prophet ‐PBUH).
The same voice commanded him: “Throw down your staff!” He did so, and at once the staff became a wriggling snake. Moses turned to run, but the voice again addressed him: “Fear not and grasp it; We shall return it to its former state.” The snake changed back into his staff. Moses’s fear subsided and was replaced by peace, for he realized that he was witnessing the Truth.
Next, Allah commanded him to thrust his hand into his robe at the armpit. When he pulled it out, the hand had a brilliant shine. Allah then commanded Moses; “You have two signs from Your Lord; go to Pharaoh and his chiefs, for they are an evil gang and have transgressed all bounds.”
However, Moses feared that he would be arrested by Pharaoh, so he turned to Allah saying: “My Lord! I have killed a man among them and I fear that they will kill me.”
Allah assured him of his safety and set his heart at rest.
Almighty Allah narrated this event: And has there come to you the story of Moses? When he saw a fire, he said to his family: “Wait! Verily, I have seen a fire, perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire.”
And when he came to it the fire, he was called by name: “O Moses! Verily! I am your Lord! So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa. And I have chosen you. So listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshiped but I), so worship Me, and offer prayers perfectly, for My Remembrance. Verily, the Hour is coming ‐ and My Will is to keep it hidden ‐ that every person may be rewarded for that which he strives. Therefore, let the one who believes not therein (in the Day of Resurrection, Reckoning, Paradise and Hell etc) but follows his own lusts, divert your therefrom lest you perish. And what is that in your right hand, O Moses?”
He said: “This is my stick, whereon I lean, and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep and wherein I find other uses.” Allah said: “Cast it down, O Moses!”
He cast it down, and behold! It was a snake, moving quickly.
Allah said: “Grasp it, and fear not, We shall return it to its former state, and press your right hand to your left side, it will come forth white and shining, and without any disease as another sign, that We may show you some of Our Greater Signs.
“Go To Pharaoh! Verily! He has transgressed (all bounds in disbelief and disobedience, and has behaved as an arrogant, and as a tyrant).”
Moses said: “O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self‐confidence, contentment, and boldness). And ease my task for me; and make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (remove the incorrectness of my speech) that they understand my speech, and appoint for me a helper from my family, Aaron, my brother; increase my strength with him, and let him share my task (of conveying Allah’s Message and Prophet-hood), and we may glorify You much, and remember You much, Verily! You are of us Ever a Well‐Seer.”
Allah said: “You are granted your request, O Moses! And indeed I conferred a favor on you another time before. When I inspired your mother with that which I inspired, saying: “Put him (the child) into the Tabut (a box or a case or a chest) and put him into the river (Nile), and then the river shall cast it up on the bank, and there, an enemy of Mine and an enemy of his shall take him.’ And I endured you with love from Me, in order that you maybe brought up under My Eye, when your sister went and said; “Shall I show you one who will nurse him?’ So I restored you to your mother, that she might cool her eyes and she should not grieve. Then you did kill a man, but I saved you from a great distress and tried you with a heavy trial. Then you stayed a number of years with the people of Madian. Then you came here according to the term which I ordained (for you), O Moses!
“And I have Istana’tuka (chosen you for My Inspiration and My Message) for myself. Go you and your brother with My Ayat (proofs, lessons, verses, evidences, signs, revelations, etc), and do not, you both, slacken and become weak in My Remembrance.
“Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, verily, he has transgressed all bounds in disbelief and disobedience and behaved as an arrogant and as a tyrant. And speak to him mildly; perhaps he may accept admonition or 86 fear Allah.”
They said: “Our Lord! Verily! We fear lest he should hasten to punish us or lest he should transgress all bounds against us.” He (Allah) said: “Fear not, Verily! I am with you both, Hearing and Seeing. So go you both to him, and say: “Verily, we are Messengers of your Lord, so let the children of Israel go with us, and torment them not; indeed, we have come with a sign from your Lord! And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance! Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies (believes not in the Oneness of Allah, and in His Messengers, etc), and turns away’ (from the truth, and obedience of Allah).” (Ch 20:9‐48 Holy Quran).
Moses (PBUH) and Aaron (PBUH) went together to Pharaoh and delivered their message. Moses spoke to him about Allah, His mercy and His Paradise and about the obligations of monotheism and His worship.
Pharaoh listened to Moses’ speech with disdain. He thought that Moses was crazy because he dared to question his supreme position. Then he raised his hand and asked: “What do you want?”
Moses answered: “I want you to send the children of Israel with us.”
Pharaoh asked: “Why should I send them, as they are my slaves?” Moses replied: “They are the slaves of Allah, Lord of the Worlds.”
Pharaoh then inquired sarcastically if his name was Moses. Moses said “Yes.”
“Are you not the Moses whom we picked up from the Nile as a helpless baby? Are you not the Moses whom we reared in this palace, who ate and drank from our provisions and whom our wealth showered with charity? Are you not the Moses who is a fugitive, the killer of an Egyptian man, if my memory does not betray me? It is said that killing is an act of disbelief. Therefore, you were a disbeliever when you killed. You are a fugitive from justice and you come to speak to me! What were you talking about Moses, I forgot?”
Moses knew that Pharaoh’s mentioning his past, his upbringing, and his receiving Pharaoh’s charity was Pharaoh’s way of threatening him. Moses ignored his sarcasm and explained that he was not a disbeliever when he killed the Egyptian, he only went astray and Allah the Almighty had not yet given him the revelation at that time. He made Pharaoh understand that he fled from Egypt because he was afraid of their revenge upon him, even though the killing was an accident. He informed him that Allah had granted him forgiveness and made him one of the messengers.
Allah the Almighty revealed to us part of the dialogue between Moses (PBUH) and Pharaoh: Allah said: “Nay! Go you both with My Signs, Verily! I shall be with you, listening. And when you both come to Pharaoh, say: “We are the Messengers of the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists), and So allow the children of Israel to go with us.”
“Pharaoh said to Moses: “Did we not bring you up among us as a child? And you did dwell many years of your life with us. And you did your deed which you did (the crime of killing a man) and you are one of the ingrates.”
Moses said: “I did it then, (religious knowledge, right judgments of the affairs and Prophet-hood), and appointed me as one of the Messengers. And this is the past favor with which you reproach me, and that you have enslaved the children of Israel.”
Pharaoh said: “And what is the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)?”
Moses replied: “Lord of the heavens, and the earth, and all that is between them, if you seek to be convinced with certainty.”
Pharaoh said to those around: “Do you not hear what he says?” Moses said: “Your Lord and the Lord of your ancient fathers!” Pharaoh said: “Verily, your Messenger who has been sent to you is a madman!”
Moses said: “Lord of the east, and the west, and all that is between them, if you did but understand!”
Pharaoh said: “If you choose an ilah (a god) other than me, I will certainly put you among the prisoners.”
Moses said: “Even if I bring you something manifest (and convincing).” Pharaoh said: “Bring it forth then, if you are of the truthful!” (Ch 26:16‐31 Holy Quran)
The degree of the conflict expressed in this dialogue reached its apex; thus, the tone of dialogue changed. Moses used a convincing intellectual argument against Pharaoh. However, Pharaoh escaped from the circle of dialogue based on the logic and began a dialogue of another type, a type which Moses could not bear to follow; a dialogue of menacing and threatening. Pharaoh deliberately adopted the style of the absolute ruler. He asked Moses how he dared to worship Allah! Did he not know that Pharaoh was a god?
After declaring his divinity, Pharaoh asked Moses how he dared to worship another god. The punishment for this crime was imprisonment. It was not permitted for anyone to worship anyone other than the Pharaoh. Moses understood that the intellectual arguments did not succeed. The calm dialogue was converted from sarcasm to mentioning charity, then to scorn, then to the threat of imprisonment. Moses said: “Even if I bring you something manifest and convincing.” Pharaoh said; “Bring it forth, then, if you are of the truthful!” So Moses threw his stick, and behold, it was a serpent, manifest. And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders! (Ch 26:30‐33 Holy Quran).
Mother Mary – The Spiritual Gift of Almighty God
Flower of Mary (Maryam)‐(Rose De Jericho) Miracle of Almighty
Mary (“Maryam” in Arabic), the mother of Jesus, is considered the most righteous woman in Islam. She is the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran ‐ her name is mentioned more than it is in the New Testament. The New Testament has misguided the people of this planet so many various ways it is untraceable. His Eminency Dr. Alam 43rd Direct descendant of Prophet (PBUH) states that, God does not give birth neither he can be born or be dead. (Surah Ikhlas) Hazrat Isa (PBUH) (Jesus Christ) is another spiritual Gift of Almighty Allah to the mankind of the planet Earth.
According to the Quran, Jesus (called ‘Isa in Arabic) was born miraculously by the will of God without a father. His mother is regarded as a chaste and virtuous woman and is a highly respected figure in Islam. The Quran states that Jesus was the result of a virgin birth, but that neither Mary nor her son was divine.
In the Quran, no other woman is given more attention than Mary (PBUH). The nineteenth Chapter (surah) of the Quran is named after her and is, to some extent, about her life. Of the Holy Quran’s 114 Chapter (surah), she is among only eight people who have a Chapter (surah) named after her (PBUH). In Islam, she is generally referred to as Maryam, Umm Isa (Mary, the mother of Jesus) PBUH. For Muslims she is a symbol of submission to God and piety. Mary is one of the most highly‐regarded women in Islam; there are several verses in the Holy Quran praising her and confirming that she was an extremely chaste and pious woman. Other righteous women in Islam, although not mentioned by name in the Holy Quran, include: Bithiah (Asiyah in Arabic), foster mother of Prophet Musa (Moses); Khadijah (SA) wife of Prophet Mohammad (SM) (PBUH); and Fatima (SA), daughter of Mohammad (SM) (PBUH).
The birth of Mary According to the Holy Quran, Mary’s father was ‘Imran. The name which in Arabic means prosperity, not only links Mary to her direct father but also to her ancestor, Amram the father of Moses and of Aaron, whence the description “sister of Aaron” which the Quran likewise uses, is to show that Mary is of the same race as the two brother prophets, as commentators such as Al‐Ghazzali have stated. Mary’s mother, although unnamed, is identified as Hannah in Arabic or Saint Anne in Judeo‐Christian tradition. The Immaculate Conception is not Islamic doctrine, however, as since Islam lacks the concept of original sin such a reference would be meaningless.
Mary’s story in the Quran, begins while she is still in her mother’s womb. The mother of Mary said, “O my Lord! I do dedicate into Thee what is in my womb for Thy special service: So accept this of me: For Thou hearer and knower all things.” (Holy Quran 3:35). When Mary was delivered, she said, “O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!” (Holy Quran 3:36). She had expected her baby to be a boy who would grow up to be a scholar or religious leader. Holy Quran 3:36 continues “…and God knew best what she brought forth — ‘And no wise is the male like the female. I have named her Maryam, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from Satan, the Rejected.’”
In Holy Quran 3:37, God states that He accepted Mary as her mother had asked. She was assigned into the care of a priest named Zacharias (Zakariya). “Every time that he entered (her) Mihrab to see her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said, ‘O Mary! Whence (comes) this to you?’ She said, ‘From God. For God provides sustenance to whom He pleases without measure.’” (Holy Quran 3:37).
The word Mihrab which first appears in Mary’s story is the reference to a place in the Temple of Jerusalem, which according to the Muslim tradition, was reserved for Mary. The association of ideas between Mary and Mihrab (prayer niche) in mosques in commonly found among Muslims: in many mosques the verse of Zachariah and Mary is inscribed above the Mihrab, notably in Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul, which remained dedicated to Saint Mary even after the Byzantine era and under the Ottoman Empire.
Zacharias in Islam is not only regarded as a priest but as a prophet as well. Although his wife was barren and he was very old, God blesses Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth with John. John is known as “John the Baptist” in the Bible and as Yahya in the Holy Quran.
(Remember) when the angels said: “O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allâh gives you the glad tidings of a Word (“Be!” ‐ and he was! i.e. ‘Isâ (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)) from Him, his name will be the Messiah ‘Isâ (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honor in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allâh.” “He will speak to the people in the cradle and in manhood, and he will be one of the righteous.” She said: “O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me.” He said: “So (it will be) for Allâh creates what He wills. When He has decreed something, He says to it only: “Be!” ‐ and it is. And He (Allâh) will teach him (‘Isâ (Jesus)) the Book and Al‐Hikmah (i.e. the Sunnah, the faultless speech of the Prophets, wisdom), (and) the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). And will make him (‘Isâ (Jesus)) a Messenger to the Children of Israel (saying): “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I design for you out of clay, a figure like that of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allâh’s Mercy; and I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I bring the dead to life by Allâh’s Mercy. And I inform you of what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely, therein is a sign for you, if you believe. And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Taurât (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allâh and obey me. Truly! Allâh is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him (Alone). This is the Straight Path. And mention in the Book (the Qur’ân, O Mohammad (SM) (Peace Be Upon Him) the story of) Maryam (Mary), when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh (angel Jibrîl (Gabriel)) and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects. She said: “Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Gracious (Allâh) from you, if you do fear Allâh.” (The angel) said: “I am only a Messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.” She said: “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I unchaste?” He said: “So (it will be), your Lord said: ‘That is easy for Me (Allâh): And (We wish) to appoint him as a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us (Allâh), and it is a matter (already) decreed, (by Allâh).’ “So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place (i.e. Bethlehem valley about 4–6 miles from Jerusalem). And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a date‐palm. She said: “Would that I had died before this, and had been forgotten and out of sight!” Then (the babe ‘Iesa (Jesus) or Jibrîl (Gabriel)) cried unto her from below her, saying: “Grieve not: your Lord has provided a water stream under you. “And shake the trunk of date‐palm towards you; it will let fall fresh ripe‐dates upon you.” “So eat and drink and be glad. And if you see any human being, say: ‘Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Gracious (Allâh) so I shall not speak to any human being this day.”
The Birth of Jesus (PBUH) from Virgin Mary (PBUH)
The Holy Quran states that Jesus was the result of a virgin birth, but describes Mary and her son not as divine but as “honored servants” (21.26). To deny Jesus divinity, he is compared in Holy Quran (Chapter 3:59) with Adam who was created with neither father nor mother. Both Mary and Jesus are stated to “A proof of their humanity as tafsirs (translations) indicate. The most detailed account of the annunciation and birth of Jesus is provided in Chapter (Surah) 3 and 19 of Holy The Quran wherein it is written that God sent an angel 93 to announce that she could shortly expect to bear a son, despite being a virgin.
The Quran discusses Mary’s miraculous pregnancy as well. “Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her Our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.” (Holy Quran 19:16‐17). After seeing the angel, she said: “I seek refuge from thee to (God) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear God.” (Holy Quran 19:18). The angel Gabriel responded: “Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a pure son.” (Holy Quran 19:19). She asked: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?” (Holy Quran 19:20). The Angel Gabriel said: “So (it will be): thy Lord saith, ‘That is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us.’ It is a matter (so) decreed.” (Holy Quran 19:21). Mary then becomes pregnant.
After conceiving Jesus, Mary went away with the baby to a distant place (Holy Quran 19:22). “And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm‐tree. She cried (in her anguish): ‘Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten!’” (Holy Quran 19:23).
The Miracle of the Palm‐Tree
The miracle of the palm‐tree which is mentioned in the Quran but not in the Bible is an important miracle for Muslims. In this narration, Mary finds herself behind a withered palm‐tree in the wilderness and she wishes if she had died before this. The voice of God cries out to her “shake the trunk of the palm‐tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee” (Holy Quran 19:25) The miracle is counterpart to the miracle of the Mihrab. In both instances, Mary is nourished by Allah, however, in the first case, the fruits come without her having to do anything other than remember God in the prayer‐niche. Where-as, in the second case, she must have participated in the miracle by shaking the tree. Ruzbihan Baqli, a commentator of the Quran has stated the two miracles are miracles of pure grace and active faith. In his commentary, he has also stated that Mary’s substance is the substance of original sanctity. According to some Muslims, Mary personifies clemency and Mercy; therefore, she is the human manifestation of the Basmalah.
Joseph, the magi, and manger are not mentioned in the Quranic narration. In Quran and Hadith, Allah was Mary’s only Provider. Muslims do not accept the virgin birth of Jesus as evidence of Jesus being God. The Quran states: “The similitude of Jesus before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: ‘Be.’ And he was.” (Holy Quran 3:59). (Remember) When the angels said O Mary! God Gives thee Good News of a son through a Word from Him! His name shall be the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and in the next, and of those who Are Granted Nearness to God! (Holy Quran 3.45)
And he shall speak to the people in the cradle, and when of middle age, and he shall be of The Righteous (Holy Quran 3.46)
She said My Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me? He Said, That is as it shall be. God Creates what He Pleases. When He decrees a thing He says to it “Be” and it is! (Holy Quran 3.47) The Quran also declares that one of the reasons (amongst many listed) for the punishments of The‐God upon the People of the Book – “God has sealed their hearts” (Holy Quran 4.155) – is for their “uttering a monstrous lie against Mary” (Holy Quran 4.156).
This is understood by some to refer to the accusations of wanton unchastely which was directed by some against Mary in her lifetime and which (Jewish sources consider to be anti‐Semitic) interpretations recorded in the Talmud. In fact the Quran includes Christians, Jews (including Karaites and Samaritans), and “Sabians” (a Quranic term interpreted to refer to the Mandaeans) among the People of the Book.
Holy Quran Chapter 5 (Al‐Ma’ida) 116‐119 includes the Prophecy of the Judgment Day where “Jesus son of Mary” will be questioned by God as regards those who worship him and Mary, and that Jesus will deny them: And when God will say O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men: Take me and my mother for two gods beside God? He will answer Holy art Thou! I could never say that which I had no right. If I had said it, Thou wouldst have surely known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind. It is Thou alone Who Art the Knower of all hidden things. I said nothing to them except that which Thou didst command me ‐ Worship God (Arabic: Allah), my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I remained among them, but since Thou didst take me up, Thou hast been the Watcher over them, and Thou art Witness over all things. If Thou punish them, they are Thy servants; and if Thou forgive them, Thou surely art the Mighty, the Wise.
God Will Say This is a Day when only The Truthful shall profit by their truthfulness. For them are Gardens beneath which streams flow; therein shall they abide forever. God Is well Pleased with them, and they are well pleased with Him! That indeed is the Supreme Triumph!
Mary’s Names and Titles in Islam According to Holy Quran
- Qānitah: In Surah of the Banning (Holy Quran 66:12), Mary is called of the Qanitin. The Arabic term implies the meaning, not only of constant submission to Allah, but also absorption in prayer and invocation, meanings that coincides with the image of Mary spending her childhood in the Mihrab. In this way, Mary personifies prayer and contemplation in Islam.
- Siddiqah: Mary is called Siddiqah twice in the Quran. (5:73‐75 62:12). The Arabic term means “She who accepts as true” or “She who has faith”. The term has also been translated “She who believes sincerely totally”.
- Sājidah: means “She who prostrates to Allah in worship”. The Quran states: “O Mary! Worship your Lord devoutly: prostrate yourself”(Holy Quran 3:43). While in Sujud, a Muslim is to praise Allah and glorify him. In this motion, which Muslims believe to be derived from Mariam nature, hands, knees and the forehead touch the ground together.
- Rāki’ah: means “She who bows down to Allah in worship”. The Holy Quran states: “O Mary! Bow down in prayer with those men who bow down” The command was repeated by angels only to Mary, according to the Muslim view. Ruku’ in Muslim prayer Salat has been derived from Mary’s practice.
- Tāhirah: means “She who was purified”. (Holy Quran 3:42) According to a Hadith, the devil did not touch Mary when she was born, therefore she did not cry.(Nisai 4:331)
- Mustafia: means “She who was chosen”. The Holy Quran states: “O Mary! Allah has chosen you and purified you and again he has chosen you above all women of all nations of the worlds”(Holy Quran 3:42) According to the interpretations, the first election is intrinsic. Allah has chosen the virgin in herself and for herself, and the second time he has chosen her in regard to the world and for a divine plan.
- Nur: One of the most important passages, both from the generally Islamic as well as from the specifically Maryami point of view, is the Verse of Light along with the tree verses that follow it. Mary has been called Nur (Light) and Umm Nur (the mother of one who was Light). The Verse of Light, also contains the virginal symbols of the crystal, the star, the blessed olive tree, and oil, which according to Muslims, refer to the purity of Mary.
- Waliyah: There is among Muslims a divergence of opinion concerning whether Mary was a Prophetess (Nabiyah) or a Saint (Waliah). Most Muslims believe that prophecy is reserved for men only and that Mary was simply a saint. Even those who believe Mary was a prophetess, agree that she had no law‐giving function.
- Sa’imah: means “She who fasts”. Mary is reported to fast one half of a year in Muslim tradition. The Holy Quran says God told Mary “And if any man sees you, say, I have vowed a fast to the Most Gracious, and this day I will enter into no talk with any human being”.
Ma’suma: means “She who never sinned”. According to the Holy Quran, Allah protected Mary from Satan.(Holy Quran 3:35‐36) Many other names of Mary can be found in various other books and religious collections. In Hadith, she has been referred to by names such as Batul and Adhraa (Ascetic Virgin), Masturah (meaning veiled) and Marhumah (enveloped in Allah’s Mercy).
Prophet Isa (Jesus) (PBUH)
Jesus Christ (Hazrat Isa (A.)) is NOT son of God Nor God has any Siblings. Jesus is another spiritual Gift of Almighty through Mother Mary. YES the Almighty God shows us Miracle!
– His Eminency Hazrat Sheikh Shah Sufi M N Alam, 43rd Direct Descendant from the Prophet Hazrat Mohammed SM, Challenges peoples of this planet if anyone has any regards please do not hesitate to contact him HisEminency@yahoo.com.
Perception Of Hazrat Isa (A) Jesus Christ (PBUH)
In many verses of the Glorious Holy Quran Allah the Exalted denied the claim of the Christians that He has a son. A delegation from Nagran came to the Prophet Mohammad (SM) (PBUH). They began to talk about their claim about the Trinity, which is that Allah is three in one, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, with some disagreement among their sects. That is why Allah affirmed in many verses of the Holy Quran that Jesus is a slave of Allah, whom He molded in the womb of his mother like any other of His creatures, and that He created him without a father, as He created Adam without a father or a mother.
Allah the Almighty said: Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Imran above the Alamin (mankind and jinns)(of their times). Offspring, one of theo other, and Allah is All‐Hearer, All‐Knower.
Remember when the wife of Imran said: “O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your Place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All‐Hearer, the All Knowing.”
Then when she delivered her (child Mary), she said: “O my Lord! I have delivered a female child,” and Allah knew better what she delivered, ‐ “and the male is not like the female, and I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Satan, the outcast.”
So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance. He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zechariah. Every time he entered Al‐Mihrab (a praying place or a private room), he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Mary! From where have you got this?” She said: “From Allah. Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit.” (Ch 3:33‐37 Holy Quran)
Allah declared that He had elected Adam (PBUH) and the elite of his offspring who obey Allah. Then He specified the family of Abraham (PBUH), which includes the sons of Ishmael (PBUH), and the family of Imran, the father of Mary.
Mohammad (SM) (PBUH) Ibn Ishaaq stated that he was Imran Ibn Bashim, Ibn Amun, Ibn Misha, Ibn Hosqia, Ibn Ahriq, Ibn Mutham, Ibn Azazia, Ibn Amisa, Ibn Yamish, Ibn Ahrihu, Ibn Yazem, Ibn Yahfashat, Ibn Eisha, Ibn Iyam, Ibn Rahba am, Ibn David (Dawud).
Prophet Zakariyah’s (PBUH) wife’s sister had a daughter named Hannah. She was married to Imran, a leader of the Israelites. For many years, the couple remained childless. Whenever Hannah saw another woman with a child, her longing for a baby increased. Although years had passed, she never lost hope. She believed that one day Allah would bless her with a child, on whom she would shower all her motherly love.
She turned to the Lord of the heavens and the earth and pleaded with Him for a child. She would offer the child in the service of Allah’s house, in the temple of Jerusalem. Allah granted her request. When she learned that she was pregnant, she was the happiest woman alive, and thanked Allah for His gift. Her overjoyed husband Imran also thanked Allah for His mercy. However, while she was pregnant her husband passed away. Hannah wept bitterly. Alas, Imran did not live to see their child for whom they had so longed. She gave birth to a girl, and again turned to Allah in prayer: “O my Lord, I have delivered a female child,” and the male is not like the female, and I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and her offspring from Satan, the outcast.” (Ch 3:36 Holy Quran)
Hannah had a big problem in reference to her promise to Allah, for females were not accepted into the temple, and she was very worried. Her sister’s husband Zakariyah, comforted her, saying that Allah knew best what she had delivered and appreciated fully what she had offered in His service. She wrapped the baby in a shawl and handed it over to the temple elders. As the baby was a girl, the question of her guardianship posed a problem for the elders. This was a child of their late and beloved leader, and everyone was eager to take care of her. Zakariyah said to the elders: “I am the husband of her maternal aunt and her nearest relation in the temple; therefore, I will be more mindful of her than all of you.”
As it was their custom to draw lots to solve disagreements, they followed this course. Each one was given a reed to throw into the river. They had agreed that whoever’s reed remained afloat would be granted guardianship of the girl. All the reeds sank to the bottom except Zakariyah’s. With this sign, they all surrendered to the will of Allah and made him the guardian.
To ensure that no one had access to Mary, Zakariyah built a separate room for her in the temple. As she grew up, she spent her time in devotion to Allah. Zakariyah visited her daily to see to her needs, and so it continued for many years. One day, he was surprised to find fresh fruit, which was out of season in her room. As he was the only person who could enter her room, he asked her how the fruit got there. She replied that these provisions were from Allah, as He gives to whom He wills. Zakariyah understood by this that Allah had raised Mary’s status above that of other women.
Thereafter, Zakariyah spent more time with her, teaching and guiding her. Mary grew to be a devotee of Allah, glorifying Him day and night.
Ali Ibn Abi Talib narrated that the Prophet Mohammad (SM) (PBUH) said: “The best of the world’s women is Mary (in her lifetime), and the best of the world’s women is Khadija (SA) (in her lifetime).” (Authentic Hadith)
Abu Musa Al‐Ashari also narrated that the Prophet Mohammad (SM) (PBUH) said: “May among men attained perfection but among women none attained perfection except Mary the daughter of Imran, and Asiya the wife of Pharaoh, and the superiority of Khadija (SA) & Fatima (SA) to other women is like the superiority of Tharid (an Arabic dish) to other meals.
“While Mary was praying in her temple, an angel in the form of a man appeared before her. Filled with terror, she tried to flee, praying: “Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Beneficent (Allah) from you, if you do fear Allah.”
The angel said: “I am only a Messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.”
She said: “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I unchaste?”
He said: “So (it will be), your Lord said: “That is easy for me (Allah): And (We wish) to appoint him as a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us (Allah), and it is a matter (already) decreed, (by Allah).’” (Ch 19:18‐21 Holy Quran)
The angel’s visit caused Mary great anxiety, which increased as the months went by. How could she face giving birth to a child without having a husband? Later, she felt life kicking inside her. With a heavy heart, she left the temple and went to Nazareth, the city in which she had been born where she settled in a simple farm house to avoid the public.
But fear and anxiety did not leave her. She was from a noble and pious family. Her father had not been an evil man nor was her mother an impure woman. How could she prevent tongues from wagging about her honor?
After some months, she could not bear the mental strain any longer. Burdened with a heavy womb, she left Nazareth, not knowing where to go to be away from this depressing atmosphere.
She had not gone far, when she was overtaken by the pains of childbirth. She saw down against a dry palm tree, and here she gave birth to a son. Looking at her beautiful baby, she was hurt that she had brought him into the world without a father. She exclaimed: “I wish I had died before this happened and had vanished into nothingness!”
Suddenly, she heard a voice nearby: “Grieve not, your Lord has placed a rivulet below, and shake the trunk of this tree, from which ripe dates will fall. So eat and drink and regain the strength you have lost; and be of good cheer, for what you see is the power of Allah, Who made the dry palm tree regain life, in order to provide food for you.” For a while she was comforted by Allah’s miracle, for it was a sure sign of her innocence and purity.
She decided to return to the city. However, her fears also returned. What was she going to tell the people? The Holy Prophet felt his mother’s worry, So the baby began to speak: “If you meet any person say: ‘I have vowed to fast for The Beneficent and may not speak to any human today.’” With this miracle, Mary felt at ease.
As she had expected, her arrival in the city with a newborn baby in her arms aroused the curiosity of the people. They scolded her: “This is a terrible sin that you have committed.” She put her finger to her lips and pointed to the child. They asked: “How can we speak to a newborn baby?” To their total amazement, the child began to speak clearly: “I am Allah’s servant. Allah has given me the Book, and has made me a prophet, and has blessed me wherever I may be, and has enjoined on me prayers and alms‐giving as long as I live. Allah has made me dutiful towards she who had borne me. He has not made me arrogant nor unblessed. Peace unto me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive.”
Most of the people realized that the baby was unique, for it Allah wills something, He merely says “Be” and it happens. Of course, there were some who regarded the baby’s speech as a strange trick, but at least Mary could now stay in Nazareth without being harassed.
Allah the Exalted revealed: And mention in the Book (the Holy Quran, O Mohammad (SM) (PBUH), the story of) Mary, when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh (angel Gabriel), and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects.
She said: “Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Beneficent (Allah) from you, if you do fear Allah.”
The angel said: “I am only a Messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.” She said: “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I unchaste?” He said: “So (it will be), your Lord said: “That is easy for me (Allah): and (We wish) to appoint him as a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us (Allah), and it is a matter (already) decreed, (by Allah).’”
So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place (Bethlehem valley, about four to six miles from Jerusalem). And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said: “Would that I had died before this, and had been forgotten and out of sight!”
Then (the babe “Jesus” or Gabriel) cried unto her from below her, saying: “Grieve not! Your Lord has provided you a water stream under you; and shake the trunk of palm tree towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon you. So eat and drink and be glad, and if you see any human being, say: ‘Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Beneficent (Allah) so I shall not speak to any human being this day.’”
Then she brought him (the baby) to her people, carrying him. They said: “O Mary! Indeed you have brought a thing Fariyya (an unheard mighty thing). O sister (the like) of Aaron (not the brother of Moses, but he was another pious man at the time of Mary)! Your father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor was your mother an unchaste woman.”
Then she pointed to him. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”
He (Jesus) said: “Verily! I am a slave of Allah. He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet; and He has made me blessed whosesoever I be, and has enjoined me prayer, and Zakat, as long as I live, and dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblessed. And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!”
Such is Jesus, son of Mary. (It is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute). It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son (this refers to the slander of Christians against Allah, by saying that Jesus is the son of Allah). Glorified (and exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” ‐ And it is.
Jesus said: “And verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him (Alone). That is the Straight Path. (Allah’s Religion of Islamic Monotheism which He did ordain for all of His Prophets).” Then the sects differed (the Christians about Jesus), so woe unto the disbelievers (those who gave false witness saying that Jesus is the son of Allah) from the meeting of a great Day (the Day of Resurrection, when they will be thrown in the blazing Fire). How clearly will they (polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) see and hear, the Day when they will appear before Us! But the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong‐doers) today are in plain error. And warn them (O Mohammad (SM) (PBUH)) of the Day of grief and regrets, when the case has been decided, while now they are in a state of carelessness and they believe not. (Ch 19:16‐39 Holy Quran)
It was said that Joseph the Carpenter was greatly surprised when he knew the story, so he asked Mary: “Can a tree come to grow without a seed?” She said: “Yes, the one which Allah created for the first time.” He asked her again: “Is it possible to bear a child without a male partner?” She said: “Yes, Allah, created Adam without male or female!”
It was also said that, while pregnant, Mary went one day to her aunt, who reported that she felt as if she was pregnant. Mary in turn, said that she, too, was feeling as if she was pregnant. Then her aunt said: “I can see what is in my womb prostrating to what is in your womb.”
The Jewish priests felt this child Jesus was dangerous, for they felt that the people would turn their worship to Allah the Almighty Alone, displacing the existing Jewish tenets. Consequently, they would lose their authority over the people. Therefore, they kept the miracle of Jesus’s speech in infancy as a secret and accused Mary of a great misdeed.
As Jesus (PBUH) grew, the signs of prophet-hood began to increase. He could tell his friends what kind of supper waited for them at home and what they had hidden and where. When he was twelve years old, he accompanied his mother to Jerusalem. There he wandered into the temple and joined a crowd listening to the lecture of the Rabbis (Jewish priests). The audiences were all adults, but he was not afraid to sit with them. After listening intently, he asked questions and expressed his opinion. The learned rabbis were disturbed by the boy’s boldness and puzzled by the questions he asked, for they were unable to answer him. They tried to silence him, but he ignored their attempts and continued to express his views. Jesus became so involved in this exchange that he forgot he as expected back home.
In the meantime, his mother went home, thinking that he might have gone back with relatives or friends. When she arrived, she discovered that he was not there, so she returned to the city to look for him. At last she found him in the temple, sitting among the learned, conversing with them. He appeared to be quite at east, as if he had been doing this all his life. Mary got angry with him for causing her worry. He tried to assure her that all the arguing and debating with the learned had made him forgot the time.
Jesus grew up to manhood. It was Sabbath, a day of complete rest: no fire could be lit or extinguished nor could females plait their hair. Moses (PBUH) had commanded that Saturday be dedicated to the worship of Allah. However, the wisdom behind the Sabbath and its spirit had gone, and only the letter remained in the Jews’ hearts. Also, they thought that Sabbath was kept in heaven, and that the People of Israel had been chosen by Allah only to observe the Sabbath.
They made a hundred things unlawful on Saturday even self‐defense or calling a doctor to save a patient who was in bad condition. This is how their life was branded by such hypocrisy. Although the Pharisees were guardians of the law, they were ready to sell it when their interests were involved so as to obtain personal gains. There was, for example, a rule which prohibited a journey of more than one thousand yards on the Sabbath day. What do we expect of the Pharisees in this case? The day before, they transferred their food and drink from their homes two thousand yards away and erected a temporary house so that from they could travel a further thousand yards on the Sabbath day.
Jesus was on his way to the temple. Although it was the Sabbath, he reached out his hand to pick two pieces of fruit to feed a hungry child. This was considered to be a violation of the Sabbath law. He made a fire for the old women to keep themselves warm from the freezing air. Another violation, he went to the temple and looked around. There were twenty thousand Jewish priests registered there who earned their living from the temple. The rooms of the temple were full of them.
Jesus observed that the visitors were much fewer than the priests. Yet the temple was full of sheep and doves which were sold to the people to be offered as sacrifices. Every step in the temple cost the visitor money. They worshiped nothing but money. In the temple, the Pharisees and Sadducees acted as if it were a market place, and these two groups always disagreed on everything. Jesus followed the scene with his eyes and observed that the poor people who could not afford the price of the sheep or dove were swept away like flies by the Pharisees and Sadducees. Jesus was astonished. Why did the priests burn a lot of offerings inside the temple, while thousands of poor people were hungry outside it?
On this blessed night, the two noble prophets John (PBUH) and Zakariyah (PBUH) died, killed by the ruling authority. On the same night, the revelation descended upon Jesus (PBUH). Allah the Exalted commanded him to begin his call to the children of Israel. To Jesus, the life of ease was closed, and the page of worship and struggled was opened.
Like an opposing force, the message of Jesus came to denounce the practices of the Pharisees and to reinforce the Law of Moses. In the face of a materialistic age of luxury and worship of gold, Jesus called his people to a nobler life by word and deed. This exemplary life was the only way out of the wretchedness and diseases of his age. Jesus’s call, from the beginning, was marked by its complete uprightness and piety. It appealed to the soul, the inner being, and not be a closed system of rules laid down by society.
Jesus continued inviting the people to Almighty Allah. His call was based on the principle that there is no mediation between the Creator and His creatures. However, Jesus was in conflict with the Jews’ superficial interpretation of the Torah. He said that he did not come to abrogate the Torah, but to complete it by going to the spirit of its substance to arrive at its essence.
He made the Jews understand that the Ten Commandments have more value than they imagined. For instance, the fifth commandment does not only prohibit physical killing, but all forms of killing; physical, psychological, or spiritual. And the sixth commandment does not prohibit adultery only in the sense of unlawful physical contact between a man and a woman, but also prohibits all forms of unlawful relations or acts that might lead to adultery. The eye commits adultery when it looks at anything with passion.
Jesus was therefore in confrontation with the materialistic people. He told them to desist from hypocrisy, show and false praise. There was no need to hoard wealth in this life. They should not preoccupy themselves with the goods of this passing world; rather they must preoccupy themselves with the affairs of the coming world because it would be everlasting.
Jesus told them that caring for this world is a sin, not fit for pious worshippers. The disbelievers care for it because they do not know a better way. As for the believers, they know that their sustenance is with Allah, so they trust in Him and scorn this world.
Jesus continued to invite more people to worship the One and Only Lord, Who is without partner, just as he invited them to purify the heart and soul.
His teaching annoyed the priests, for every word of Jesus was a threat to them and their position, exposing their misdeeds.
The Roman occupiers had, at first, no intention of being involved in this religious discord of the Jews because it was an internal affair, and they saw that this dispute would distract the Jews from the question of the occupation.
However, the priests started to plot against Jesus. They wanted to embarrass him and to prove that he had come to destroy the Mosaic Law. The Mosaic Law provides that an adulteress be stoned to death. They brought him a Jewish adulteress and asked Jesus: “Does not the law stipulate the stoning of the adulteress?” Jesus answered: “Yes.” They said: “This woman is an adulteress.” Jesus looked at the woman and then at the priests. He knew that they were more sinful than she. They agreed that she should be killed according to Mosaic Law, and they understood that if he was going to apply Mosaic Law, he would be destroying his own rules of forgiveness and mercy.
Jesus understood their plan. He smiled and assented: “Whoever among you is sinless can stone her.” His voice rose in the middle of the Temple, making a new law on adultery, for the sinless to judge sin. There was none eligible; no mortal can judge sin, only Allah the Most Merciful.
As Jesus left the temple, the woman followed him. She took out a bottle of perfume from her garments, knelt before his feet and washed them with perfume and tears, and then dried his feet with her hair. Jesus turned to the woman and told her to stand up, adding: “O Lord, forgive her sins.” He let the priests understand that those who call people to Almighty Allah are not executioners. His call was based on mercy for the people, the aim of all divine calls.
Jesus continued to pray to Allah for mercy on his people and to teach his people to have mercy on one another and to believe in Allah. Jesus continued his mission, aided by divine miracles. Some Quranic commentators said that Jesus brought four people back from the dead: a friend of his named Al‐Azam, an old woman’s son, and a woman’s only daughter. These three had died during his lifetime. When the Jews saw this they said: “You only resurrect those who have died recently; perhaps they only fainted.” They asked him to bring back to life Sam the Ibn Noah.
When he asked them to show him his grave, the people accompanied him there. Jesus invoked Allah the Exalted to bring him back to life and behold, Sam the Ibn Noah came out from the grave gray‐haired. Jesus asked: “how did you get gray hair, when there was no aging in your time?” He answered: “O Spirit of Allah, I thought that the Day of Resurrection had come; from the fear of that day my hair turned gray.”
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