Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me

Submission to His Will. Allah says, “The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account.”  [Ali-Imran 3:19]

Who have lost. Allah says, “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; & in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).” [Ali-Imran 3:85]

We believe in Allah. Allah says, “When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: “Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?” Said the disciples: “We are Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah, & do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.”  [Ali-Imran 3:52]

We make no distinction. Allah says, “Say: “We believe in Allah, & in what has been revealed to us & what was revealed to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, & the Tribes, & in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, & the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one & another among them, & to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).”” [Ali-Imran 3:84]

“Be”. And he was.” Allah says , “The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: “Be”. And he was.” [Ali-Imran 3:59]

Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah.  Allah says , “O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, & His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, & a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah & His messengers. Say not “Trinity” : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens & on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.”  [An-Nisa 4:171]

A prophet. Allah says , “He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation & made me a prophet;”  [Maryam 19:30]

Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me. Allah says , And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, & giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “this is evident sorcery!””  [Ash-Shaf 61:6]

Religion of Abraham. Allah says , “They say: “Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).” Say thou: “Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, & he joined not gods with Allah.””  [Al-Baqarah 2:135]

Follow the ways of my fathers. Allah says , “And I follow the ways of my fathers,- Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob; & never could we attribute any partners whatever to Allah: that (comes) of the grace of Allah to us & to mankind: yet most men are not grateful.”  [Yusuf 12:38]

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True Guidance From Their Lord

Allah says,“In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

A.L.M. This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah; Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, & spend out of what We have provided for them;

& who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, & sent before thy time, & (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, & it is these who will prosper.

As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. Allah hath set a seal on their hearts & on their hearing, & on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur). Of the people there are some who say: “We believe in Allah & the Last Day;” but they do not (really) believe.“  [HQ Al-Baqarah 2:1-8]

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(Other) faces that Day will be joyful, In a Garden on high

Allah says, “Has the story reached thee of the overwhelming (Event)? Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated, Labouring (hard), weary,- The while they enter the Blazing Fire,- The while they are given, to drink, of a boiling hot spring, No food will there be for them but a bitter Dhari’ Which will neither nourish nor satisfy hunger.

(Other) faces that Day will be joyful, Pleased with their striving,- In a Garden on high, Where they shall hear no (word) of vanity: Therein will be a bubbling spring: Therein will be Thrones (of dignity), raised on high, Goblets placed (ready), And cushions set in rows, And rich carpets (all) spread out.” [Al-Ghasyiyah :1-16]

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Opening Chapter

Allah says, “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher & Sustainer of the worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, & Thine aid we seek. 

Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, & who go not astray.” [Al-Fatihah 1:1-7]

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He gave u hearing & sight & feeling. Little thanks do ye give!

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Allah says, “Alif Laam Miim. (This is) the Revelation of the Book in which there is no doubt,- from the Lord of the Worlds. Or do they say, “He has forged it”? Nay, it is the Truth from thy Lord, that thou mayest admonish a people to whom no warner has come before thee: in order that they may receive guidance.

It is Allah Who has created the heavens & the earth, & all between them, in six Days, & is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority): ye have none, besides Him, to protect or intercede (for you): will ye not then receive admonition?

He rules (all) affairs from the heavens to the earth: in the end will (all affairs) go up to Him, on a Day, the space whereof will be (as) a thousand years of your reckoning.

Such is He, the Knower of all things, hidden & open, the Exalted (in power), the Merciful;-He Who has made everything which He has created most good: He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay,And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised:

But He fashioned him in due proportion, & breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing & sight & feeling (& understanding): little thanks do ye give! And they say: “What! when we lie, hidden & lost, in the earth, shall we indeed be in a Creation renewed? Nay, they deny the Meeting with their Lord.”  [As-Sajdah 32:10-16]

If only the People of the Book had believed & been righteous, We should ….

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Allah says, “If only the People of the Book had believed & been righteous, We should indeed have blotted out their iniquities & admitted them to gardens of bliss.

If only they had stood fast by the Law, the Gospel, & all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow a course that is evil. Continue reading