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Friday, January 1, 2010

Good Deed #85- Believe in the Messengers/Prophets

1. 2:177 (Y. Ali) It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers;
2. 2:136 (Y. Ali) Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).”
3. 3:84 (Y. Ali) Say: “We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).”
4. 3:146 (Y. Ali) How many of the prophets fought (in Allah’s way), and with them (fought) large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah’s way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast.
5. 4:69 (Y. Ali) All who obey Allah and the apostle are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!
6. 6:85-87 (Y. Ali) And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous: And Isma’il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favor above the nations: (To them) and to their fathers, and progeny and brethren: We chose them, and we guided them to a straight way.
7. 6:89-90 (Y. Ali) These were the men to whom We gave the Book, and authority, and prophethood: if these (their descendants) reject them, Behold! We shall entrust their charge to a new people who reject them not. Those were the (prophets) who received Allah’s guidance: Copy the guidance they received; Say: “No reward for this do I ask of you: This is no less than a message for the nations.”
8. 19:51 (Y. Ali) Also mention in the Book (the story of) Moses: for he was specially chosen, and he was an apostle (and) a prophet.
9. 19:58 (Y. Ali) Those were some of the prophets on whom Allah did bestow His Grace,- of the posterity of Adam, and of those who We carried (in the Ark) with Noah, and of the posterity of Abraham and Israel of those whom We guided and chose. Whenever the Signs of (Allah) Most Gracious were rehearsed to them, they would fall down in prostrate adoration and in tears.
10. 22:42-44(Y. Ali) If they treat thy (mission) as false, so did the peoples before them (with their prophets),- the people of Noah, and ‘Ad and Thamud; Those of Abraham and Lut; and the Companions of the Madyan people; and Moses was rejected (in the same way). But I granted respite to the Unbelievers, and (only) after that did I punish them: but how (terrible) was my rejection (of them)!
11. 9:69 (Y. Ali) And the Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: the record (of deeds) will be placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be wronged (in the least)
12. Narrated Abu Said: Allah’s Apostle said, “Noah and his nation will come (on the Day of Resurrection and Allah will ask (Noah), “Did you convey (the Message)?’ He will reply, ‘Yes, O my Lord!’ Then Allah will ask Noah’s nation, ‘Did Noah convey My Message to you?’ They will reply, ‘No, no prophet came to us.’ Then Allah will ask Noah, ‘Who will stand a witness for you?’ He will reply, ‘Muhammad and his followers (will stand witness for me).’ So, I and my followers will stand as witnesses for him (that he conveyed Allah’s Message).” Bukhari 4:55:555
13. Narrated Abu Huraira: The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Who is the most honorable amongst the people (in Allah’s sight)?” He said, “The most righteous amongst them.” They said, “We do not ask you, about this.” He said, “Then Joseph, Allah’s prophet, the son of Allah’s prophet, the son of Allah’s prophet the son of Allah’s Khalil (i.e. Abraham).” They said, “We do not want to ask about this,” He said’ “Then you want to ask about the descent of the Arabs. Those who were the best in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance will be the best in Islam provided they comprehend the religious knowledge.” Bukhari 4:55:572
14. Narrated Abu Huraira: One day some meat was given to the Prophet and he said, “On the Day of Resurrection Allah will gather all the first and the last (people) in one plain, and the voice of the announcer will reach all of them, and one will be able to see them all, and the sun will come closer to them.” (The narrator then mentioned the narration of intercession): “The people will go to Abraham and say: ‘You are Allah’s Prophet and His Khalil on the earth. Will you intercede for us with your Lord?’ Abraham will then remember his lies and say: ‘Myself! Myself! Go to Moses.” (Bukhari- 4:55:581)
15. Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the prophets are paternal brothers, and there has been no prophet between me and him (i.e. Jesus).” Bukhari 4:55:651

Action Plan

1. That Allah’s Messengers (Rasuls) are human beings, and Allah’s servants.
2. Allah appointed them to convey His messages to other human beings.
3. They were truthful; never lied, and did not commit sin.
4. They showed miracles on Allah’s commands; conveyed His messages in full, without adding, or leaving out anything from the orders of Allah. Nor did they withhold any of His messages.
5. The Prophets (Nabi) were also human beings, and Allah’s servants.
6. They conveyed the commands of Allah to His beings; were truthful and never told a lie, nor committed any sins.
7. They did not subtract or add anything in the commands of Allah, nor did they hide any Divine orders.
8. There is a minor difference between a Messenger (Rasul), and a Prophet (Nabi). A Rasul is that Messenger, who is given a new Shariat (Divine Law) and a new Book.
9. All Messengers are also known as Prophets, whether or not they are given a new Shariat (Divine Law).
10. Thus, a Nabi may followed the previous Shariat and the Book.
11. The prophets were appointed only by Allah’s choice; meaning that there were no role for human effort, or intentions in this regard. This bestow, solely, depends on Allah’s will.
12. Many Messengers and Prophets came to this world and only Allah knows their exact number.
13. A Muslim should believe and testify that all of them were true and right Messengers of Allah.
14. The first Prophet was Prophet Adam (peace be on him). The last Prophet was the holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him).
15. The Muslims believe that the appointment of the Prophets and Messengers ended with the holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him).
16. No new Prophet will come until the Day of Judgment.
17. After Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him), whosoever claims to be a prophet, is a liar.
18. Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) is the most exalted and glorious of all the Messengers and Prophets. He, too, is Allah’s servant and obedient to Him. He is the most exalted after Allah, the Almighty.

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