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					WHO IS ALLAH?




       Author

  Fouad H. Ajhory




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                                 In the name of Allah,

                  The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best
      of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                       Companions.


                                       Preface
          Allah acknowledges Islam as the true religion, neither Christianity nor Judaism,
which are names devised by the followers of Moses and Jesus, may Allah bless them.,
People innovated such designations after the death of Moses, peace be upon him, and
the raising up of Jesus, peace be upon him. Neither of them acknowledged these
designations during their lifetimes. Allah, glory to him, called these two nations “Jews
and Christians” as He says in His glorious Book:


― The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion);
and the Christians said that the Jews follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right

religion); though they both recite the Scripture.‖ (Al-Baqarah – 113     )

          Allah acknowledges Islam as the true religion, ever since Adam was first sent to
earth, to the following prophets until the last of them, Prophet Muhammad, peace and
blessings be upon him., Islam was their religion as Allah, glory to Him, states :


“ Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim
Hanifa ( Islamic Monotheism – to worship none but Allah Alone) and he was not of

Al-Mushrikun. ‖ (Al-Imran – 67)



All of them were Muslims. Why? One might ask: why are all of the them were
Muslims? .. The answer is simply that because Allah, All-mighty is one, and He has a
sole religion., no The Lord who created the whole people – past, present and future – is
one. It follows that since He is one, he would not make it many diverse religions and
creeds.




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       Allah acknowledges Islam as the true religion as He declares :

― And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and

in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.‖ ( Al-Imran :85 )


       Concerning Judaism and Christianity, they are no more than divine messages
revealed by Allah, the All-mighty to His messengers to explain to the people see into
the affairs of their religion, the Islam., The Torah it was the message revealed to Prophet
Moses, peace be upon him; the Psalms to Prophet David, peace be upon him; the Bible
to Prophet Jesus, the son of Mary, peace be upon them, and finally the glorious (Qur‟an)
until the Day of Judgment to Prophet Muhammad, peace and Blessing be upon him.

       Allah acknowledges Islam as the true religion. Therefore, when we address the
Jews and the Christians in this volume, we would not be calling them to embrace a new
religion. Besides, we never lay doubts around their divine books, namely the Torah and
the Bible, because all of us share one religion and one Lord as He, to Him is due all
majesty and power, tells us in his glorious book :


      And say(to them): ―We believe in that which has been revealed to us and
revealed to you; our Ilah(God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah), and to Him

we have submitted (as Muslims).‖ (Al-Ankabut : 46 )


He confirms the same meaning in the following two verses mentioned in the surat Al-
Baqarah :


― Say (O Muhammad ‫ صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬to the Jews and Christians ), ― Dispute you
with us about Allah while He is our Lord and your Lord? And we are to be rewarded
for our deeds and you for your deeds. And we are sincere to Him [ in worship and
obedience (i.e. we worship Him Alone and none else, and we obey His Orders)]. * Or
say you that Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Ya‘qub (Jacob) and
Al-Asbat [ the offspring of the twelve sons of Ya‘qub (Jacob) were Jews or
Christians? Say, ―Do you know better or does Allah (know better… that they all were
Muslims)? And who is more unjust than he who conceals the testimony [i.e. to believe
in prophet Muhammad ‫ صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬when he comes, as is written in their Books.


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(See Verse 7:157) he has from Allah? And Allah is not unaware of what you do.‖

(Al-Baqarah 139-140)

      We are only asking them: Where are the Torah and the Bible exactly as came on
to Moses and Jesus on the one hand the old Testament and the New Testament on the
other? : With they multiplicity and diverse authors adopting different, even
contradictory, attitudes and beliefs. These books are no more than the products of their
own pens and they contain stories originally narrated by humans as a piece of their
wrong minds. They do not have any bearing of true reference to the original Torah or
Bible. We also pose this question to them: where have you brought them from?

     Allah, to whom all power and majesty belongs, refers to them in his miraculous
book saying :

― Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, ― This is
from Allah,‖ to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have

written and woe to them for that they earn thereby. ‖( Al-Baqarah : 79 )


      In this context, the authority, Sheikh Ahmad Deedat asserts : “ some of you said
that the Prophet of Islam ordered us to respect the Bible, which is true, but.. Which
Bible? The book our Prophet ordered us to dignify is that the bible of Jesus. So, where
is the Bible of Jesus? The present Bible, or more accurately the present Bibles, is not
one of them of Jesus!.. The Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him,
commanded us to revere what Allah‟s revelation to Jesus, Not the bible of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, or John.

       All the Christians of the world cannot deny the incessant fact that tens of
thousands of them monthly abandon the belief of crucifixion and trinity to adopt Islam
instead, whereas no single Muslim gave up his creed to embrace Christianity.


       I have personally went through hundreds of the stories of Christians men and
women who turned to Islam and confess how and why they have done so. All of them
consensually shared in their various stories on one opinion saying : “ We used to go to
the church for the Sunday prayer, though utterly unconvinced of the unintelligible


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recitation the priest delivers, from the bible. Moreover, they claim that Jesus is the son
of God, and that God is divided into three persons was never palatable to our minds and
concepts. We snubbed such beliefs as a whole. Besides, we were not allowed to forward
any question or inquiry to the bishops and priests about any of such ambiguous
concepts. Thus, if one of us was insolent enough with the minister of the church and
dared to ask him         some of     these banned      questions,   he    would    never
receive a single persuasive answer. Rather, he would be responded with replies that
further render the subject more ambiguous and problematic. Or we frequently had the
following answer: “ Such questions must not be stirred or approached by any believer,
otherwise he would lose the privilege of forgiveness offered by the God the Father to all
sinful human,” thereby they increase our perplexity and doubt and leading us to hate
this creed even more.


      I have also read the declarations of some missionary priests and patrons of
missionary expeditions who converted to Islam asserting : “We were calling people in
Africa and south eastern Asia to embrace Christianity although we were not internally
convinced of what we told them about Jesus Christ as the son of God and the doctrine of
the trinity. We regarded them as superstitions which cannot appeal to a sound common
sense.” ― Say : With Allah is the perfect proof and argument, (i.e. the Oneness of
Allah, the sending of His Messengers and His Holy Books to mankind); had He so

willed, He would indeed have guided you all.‖    (Al-An‘am : 149 )

        Based on that, I ask every Christian to attend to his conscience and sensibility,
and to hold a session of truth-telling with his self sincerely, objectively and away from
sentiments and mindless fanaticism. Ask yourself clandestinely: “ Are you really
positively convinced of the doctrine of crucifixion trinity? And satisfied with the claim
that Jesus Christ is a God who was begotten from Mary‟s womb?.. Or that he is the son
of God, Father?”

      But, I advise each one of them before holding this session to peruse a copy of the
translation of the meanings of the glorious Qur‟an in his mother tongue. This
miraculous book (the glorious Qur‟an) was, and still is, and will permanently continue
forever to be the best leader of mankind guiding them to the path of righteousness,
peace and Islam.


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       The focal points of the Christians‟ criticism and attack against Islam,
particularly at present after the tragic events of September, 11th in New York and
Washington, the Afghanistan war, the escalation of violence in occupied Palestine,
revolve round three axes : Al-Jihad, the allegation of terrorism and the status of women
in Islam. I would like to clarify the answers to these axes briefly.


       First: Al-Jihad in Islam does not mean, as it is errantly conception in the
Christian west, that Muslims are required to leave their homes in order to fight, and kill,
atheists and polytheists wherever they might be if they did not embrace Islam!.. but Al-
Jihad in Islam is based on a fundamental principle : [ no compulsion in religion,] as
Allah All-mighty said :


― There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from
the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has
grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-

Hearer, All-Knower.‖ ( Al-Baqarah : 256 )

He also says :

― And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together.
So, will you ( O Muhammad            ‫) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬then compel mankind, until they
become believers.* It is not for any person to believe, except by the Leave of Allah,

and He will put the wrath on those who are heedless.” ( Yunus: 99-100 )


     In addition, the conception of Al-Jihad is not confined to fighting. It comprises the
exertion of painstaking efforts to keep oneself away from sins; to show patience at the
time of calamities; to perform acts of worship and obedience; to decorously deal
with Allah and the people and to call for the cause of Allah. Allah, to whom
belong all power and majesty, beset the last type in particular with certain conditions
and bases, as He says :


       ― Invite (mankind, O Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬          To the Way of your
Lord(i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur‘an) and
fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows


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best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are

guided.‖ (An-Nahl : 125 )


          Finally comes the last type of Al-Jihad, namely fighting transgressors whether
they be atheists, polytheists, hypocrites or those who are corruptive on the earth. Allah
the All-mighty, clarified to us in detail in his evident verses the axis of Al-Jihad in
fighting in accordance with pillars established to eschew aggression. This is highlighted
in a number of such evident verses that they are in no need for explanation. Let us kick
off with the verse reading: “ And fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, but

transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. " (Al-Baqarah :190

) . Then let us cite His verse : "Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against
you, you transgress likewise against him. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is with

Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2).‖ ( Al-Baqarah :194 ). Allah, to whom belong

all majesty and glory, explains the reasons conducive to Al-Jihad by fighting for His
cause in case atheists drive us of our homes and usurp our land as the Israels do now in
Palestine. Allah, glory to Him. says :

          “ Permission to fight (against disbelievers ) is given to those (believers) who
are fought against, because they have been wronged; and surely, Allah is Able to give
them (believers) victory * Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly

only because they said : ― Our lord is Allah.‖ (Al-Hajj :39-40 )



       After that, he exhaustively tells us how to deal kindly and justly with the Jews
and Christians who not fight us in aggression and not drive us of our homes as He says :

―Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against
you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those

who deal with equity‖. (Al-Mumtahanah : 8 )

He also states :




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―But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and (put your) trust in Allah.

Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. ”( Al-Anfal :61 )


         Then, Allah, glory to Him, specified for us when to fight the unbelievers all
together: this means those who directly fight us, drive us of our homes as well as those
who support them and indirectly help them fight us. This holds true of the way the
United States of America unlimitedly helps Israel against Muslims, as He says: ―And
fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the

Oneness of Allah ) Collectively as they fight against you collectively.”( Al-Taubah 36

)
         At last, our Lord taught us not to fight except when we have to as a defensive
measure. Besides, the call for Al-Jihad and war is not an innate characteristic of the
Islamic nation. We resort to it only when we are obliged to do so as Allah All-mighty
says :


―Jihad (holy fighting in Allah‘s cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you
dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you

like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know ‖. ( Al-Baqarah :

216 )


Secondly: the allegation of terrorism., Islam is not a creed of war or terrorism as the
west falsely claims., It is a religion that incorporates the plea for love, peace and
tolerance on earth. Some have misinterpreted the Qur‟an verse number sixty of Surat
Al-Anfal where Allah says to us :


         ―And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war
(tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy.‖ (

Al-Anfal : 60   )
         This is not an invitation to practice terrorism. It is in fact an appeal for peace and
disentangling clashes that lead to bloody fighting and wars. When Allah, glory to Him,


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order us to be ready, He does not mean the actual preparation for waging wars. He
orders us to prepare our armies, training them, secure the most updated types of military
weapons, and then to hold a military parade to be watched and heard by the enemies
who desire to usurp our land, souls and honor, so that terror would strike their hearts
and makes them reluctant in their aggression, thereby avoiding the initiate of war. Is this
a plea for peace, or a call for terrorism and slaughter, then ? Oh! You who have thinking
minds, contemplate in it.


Thirdly: the status of woman in Islam… We have explained in this book how Islam,
ever since its outset (1400) years ago up till today., dignified woman and raised her
status when she was degraded, even she could bequeath but not inherit, and thy were
kill her in cradle for fear of triggering disgrace. When Islam appeared, it secured All her
rights and guaranteed that she is kept away from deviation and mischievousness., For
several centuries after then, woman has lived in honor and dignity under the protection
of Islam and the laws of the Qur‟an., she lived safely in her home, content with her life,
husband and kids. She used to find pleasure with her husband and children, cleaning
house and preparing food for her family She has been chastely dressed; her honor safely
protected; and her body kept securely away from the snooping of intruders and the
yearning of ill-behaved reckless people. This status of woman in Islam has been
continually until the western civilization of technology replaced it. Moral and ethical
values were eliminated and material life predominated the spiritual aspect., Westerners
called woman to enjoy [ Freedom and equality;] meaning her rebellion against chastity
and honor, and her desire to be equal to a man!? [ This assumption, though, is
impossible because of the different dispositions Allah created between male and female
from the physical and the psychological points of view, so that each of them feels the
top of her happiness can carry out their roles in society as prescribed by the Great
Creator] .

        They deceived the woman saying: “ What is the difference between you and the
man? Come out of your shell. Ask for your freedom and equality with a man. Rebel
against your imprisonment. Leave your home for work. Get rid of this veil.. Let loose
your hair.. Rid yourself of this long gown.. Strip your legs and thighs.. Exhibit the
beauty of your breasts for viewers, and set yourself free of all these outmoded ethical
fetters. “ They also said to her:” Get out; mix with men and learn all branches of science



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to improve the methods of raising your kids and managing the affairs of your home. “
But, she learned everything except the methods of raising her kids, preparing the food
for her husband and managing her nest. As a result, the home collapsed on its occupants
and the family ties vanished into thin air.

Children got lost, and wives treated their husbands priggishly and sometimes even
dispensed with them at all. A wife thinks now that she has a career like her husband,
and that she spends almost the same amount of money on her house as he does. This
was naturally conducive to the antagonism between the two of them, mostly ending in
divorce. Woman have to lead the rest of her live alone without a husband. What, then,
would be the alternative?.. This is generally the case in the western Countries. Where,
then, is a woman‟s dignity to them?

       I ask you to continue reading the chapters of this book as they illustrate to you
the difference between good and evil, between what is and what should be, and between
righteousness and sinfulness reflecting on the divergence between the benign principles
of Islam and the corrupt convictions of the west.

       Since this book has been culled to be calling for the cause of Allah, I allow any
person or institution to publish and distribute it gratis in any language or to republish it
on the Internet provided that it is presented in completion without addition, omission or
alteration. May Allah guide us to success.

       Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to
the best of mankind, Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

                                                                             The Author




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WHO IS ALLAH?




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                                In the name of Allah,

                 The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

                                    Who is Allah?
         Dear brothers and sisters, peace be upon all those whom Allah, glory to Him,
guided to the right path and led from darkness to the light of faith., Come with me let us
gently indulge together in a ray of the divine light of faith which Allah, blessed be He,
refers to in the Glorious Qur'an saying:


           Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is as
   (if there were) a niche and within it a lamp: the lamp is in a glass, as it were a
   brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east(i.e. neither it gets
   sun-rays only in the morning) nor of the west (i.e. nor it gets sun-rays only in the
   afternoon, but it is exposed to the sun all day long,) whose oil would almost glow
   forth (of itself), though no fire touched it. Light upon Light! Upon Light! Allah
   guides to His Light whom He wills. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and

   Allah is All-Knower of everything. ( An-Nur -35)




        Escort me, brothers and sisters, to calmly set off to know Allah: this Ever-Great,
and Ever-Powerful Lord. In our humble attempt to get to know Allah, whatever we say
or describe can never be able to give Him His due. Allah, to whom belong all power
and majesty, says in the Glorious Qur'an:

        They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day
of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens
will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He, and High is He above all that

they associate as partners with Him! ( Al-Zumar 67)


        Come with me let us gently approach a considerable knowledge of our Great
Lord, and let us not argue, because He is mighty in His power as He , glory to Him,
says:



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        "It is He who shows you the lightning, as a fear (for travellers) and as a hope
   (for those who wait for rain). And it is He who brings up (or originates) the
   clouds, heavy (with water). And Ar-Ra‘d (thunder) glorifies and praises Him, and
   so do the angles because of His Awe. He sends the thunderbolts, and therewith He
   strikes whom He wills, yet they (disbelievers) dispute about Allah. And He is

   Mighty in strength and Severe in punishment.      (Ar-Ra‘d : 12-13)

       So as to eschew dispute in our attempt to know Allah, let us commence by
realizing His creation in the heavens, the earth and in ourselves, so as to know who the
Grand Creator is?, as He , glory to Him, says: "Verily! In the creation of the heavens
and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men
of understanding. * Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing,
sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply abut the creation of the

heavens and the earth,   ( Al-Imran - 190-191) He also teaches us to say: "(saying): ―
Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted are
You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the
torment of the Fire." However, some of us neither tries to know Him nor to give Him
His due. Some might dismiss this affair as insignificant, but it is not,. So How great Our
Lord is!.. And how elevated His status is!, Sometimes, when one of us in the presence
of a king or a president, of eny country might show all signs of politeness and serenity,
and sink into awe on facing this king or top official. You see his eyes would be looking
down while he heads to him calmly calculating his footsteps so that he would not
approach him too closely. When he confronts him, his knees would shake out of fear
and apprehension.


       ―See you not that whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and
the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and Ad-
Dawabb [moving (living) creatures, beasts], and many of mankind prostrate
themselves to Allah. But there are many (men) on whom the punishment is justified.
And whomsoever Allah disgraces, none can honour him. Verily, Allah does what He

wills. (Al-Hajj :18)



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                 On the other hand, when this very person prays in the presence of Allah,
he does so awelessly and fearlessly though he faces the Ever-Great Creator, the King of
the universe who owns everything and who created the world. To Him prostrate all
kings of the earth; all angels of the heaven., all creatures of Jinn, mankind, animals,
plants, inanimate beings in submission and humility. Such a person would be
locomotive looking up or a head and moving to the right and to the left fiddling with his
gown at times or snapping his fingers at other time,. If he wanted to yawn, he would
wide open his mouth without covering it decorously with his hand although he stands
before the Great Creator. When prayer is over, he would speedily get out as if he were
relieved to get rid of it. All this occurs because he does not realize the grandeur of his
Creator. How ignorant man is of the majesty, greatness, glory, and power of Allah!
How come that we overlook the greatness of our Lord? Why are we indifferent to his
majesty and apathetic to His glory? Allah, glory to Him , blames us in His dignified
Book saying: "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)."(Nuh: 13)


          We would like to kick off our journey toward a knowledge of Allah by reciting
some faith-wise phenomena that prove his existence and indicate this elevated status
and His unmatched power.




       * Anyone of us who went through experience of raising sheep in his ranch or in
his house's backyard must have viewed a pregnant ewe delivering it baby and seen how
the baby sheep comes to life in a state of blindness. As soon as it stands to its feet, it
begins walking swerving and tottering again. With no stabilizing Where does it head
to?.

       It heads to the breast of its mother, Butting with it mouth searching for it nipple
until it finally seizes it and starts sucking it mother‟s milk gluttonously and rapturely:

       The Questions flow in our minds- for those who want to have an insight:




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   -: Who guided this blind baby to its mother's breast only a few moments after
        birth?

    -: How did it realize that this breast belongs only to it and contains the milk of its
        mother?

   -: Did it learn that and was trained to do so when it was confined to three layers of
        darkness inside its mother's womb?

: Then comes the answer: It is the greatness of the Creator and the nature He disposed
the creatures for.


* Another scene: this is the bee., since it comes out of its larva and since its wings
become strong enough to fly, it hurries to work with the other swarms of bees briskly,
perseverancely, and actively so as build first the honeycomb in pentagonal, symmetrical
shapes that are very well made and extremely accurate. Then, the swarms of bees take -
off to fly for hundreds of miles daily to collect nectar from thousands of flowers. On
their way back to the honeycomb, the chemical factory in their stomach begins to
transform the nectar of flowers into pure honey of different colors. The moment the bee
reaches the honeycomb, the honey production will be at the top of pure honey, then it
begins to unload it into the pentagonal cells. Thus unloaded, it goes on another errand to
fetch more nectar. It does so because it is employed by the All-knowing, All-wise Lord
for it never benefits from the honey it spends all its life to produce it. It comes out of its
larva feeling that it is employed by its Great Creator who disposed it to this work. Thus,
mankind, who even proves to be ungrateful to his Lord's bliss, enjoys eating this
delicious wholesome food as evidenced by the Allah All-Mighty says:


          "And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: ―Take you habitations in the
   mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. * Then, eat of all fruits, and
   follow the ways of your Lord made easy(for you).‖ There comes forth from their
   bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for mean. Verily, in this is

   indeed a sign for people who think. (An-Nahl 68-69)


: How did the bee learn to make the honeycomb in such geometrical, accurate shapes?



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: Who guided it to unload its delicious honey after collecting nectar from flowers, into
the pentagonal cells?

: Such is the greatness of the Creator who taught it and innovated everything and such is
His nature that He disposed His creatures upon.


* Another spectacle: Of all the signs of divine beauty in this universe, which was
created by the beauty-Maker, there is the beauty of forms, beauty of colours as evident
in the gorgeous paintings wonderfully innovated by the hand of the divine art. Look at
the different shapes and colours of flowers and roses and you'll find fantastic paintings
of Allah Glory to Him made and says :


          "Is not He (better than your gods) Who created the heavens and the earth,
and sends down for you water (rain) from the sky, whereby We cause to grow
wonderful gardens full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the
growth of their trees. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but they are a people

who ascribe equals (to Him)! (An-Naml :60)

            Look at the peacock bird when it spreads the feathers of its tail in
flabelliform, and you'll view the most beautiful artistic paintings having the nicest
colours that are majestically coordinated. Such is a painting that you wish the peacock
could present it as much time as possible before you to enjoy looking at its beauty
innovated by the hand of the divine art. Look at the big size butterflies on whose wings
are painted artistic which is rich with the best splendor, beauty colours and forms in
wonderful coordinate., You will see some fantastic artistical paintings that drawn by the
Hand of The Greatest Creator. What is the fomous one of the artists and painters of the
previous and following times could‟nt draw such like., even if they helped one another
.. Since years ago we read through newspapers about an old painting titled (Iris
flowers) .. for the most fomous painter (Van Gogh), that painting it sold-out through
auction in London with sum        of (53) million Sterling Pound, equal (89) million
U.S.Dollars at that time. Such painting (Gogh) drawn it when he sets in a farm
complete planted with these flowers., what is (Gogh) transcribed with his paint brush on
the cloth. So his painting obtained all that reputation,. Thus, howcome the natural
painting which made by the Greatest Creator..? The All-Mighty Allah.


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* Another scene :
And on the earth are signs for those who have Faith with certainty. * And also in

your ownselves. Will you not then see ? (Adh-Dhariyat 20-21). This is another sign

that proves Allah's existence and dominance on the minutest details of this vast universe
that includes the earth and the heavens. This universe which includes many galaxies, for
each of the galaxies has satellites, suns and planets. Similar to our solar system and in
spite of that Allah All-mighty tells us in the Holy Qur'an that the creation of the earth
and the heavens is large more than the creation of ourselves.


        Yet, Allah, Glory be to Him, points out and guides us to the fastest way to
know Him and recognize His Greatness and Creativity is., That is we look at ourselves
creature thoroughly. If we recognize the minutest details of Allah's creation within
ourselves, we would feel humble before the greatness of Allah All-mighty. Allah, the
Powerful, says in the Holy Qur'an:
        "O man! What has made you careless about your Lord, the Most Generous?
* Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion. * In

whatever from He willed, He put you together. (Al-Infitar 6-8)


        As we said should contemplate ourselves creation and discern the importance
and the function of each organ in our bodies that is ourlife continual since birth until
today. If we do this, we will see wonders. What is more strange is how all these organs
were created while we were fetuses in our mothers' wombs- in three dark veils as
described in the Holy Qur'an:


         "He created you(all) from a single person(Adam); then made from him his
wife [ Hawwa‘ (Eve)] . And He has sent down for you of cattle eight pairs (of the
sheep, two, male and female; of the goats, two, male and female; of the oxen, two,
male and female; and of the camels, two , male and female). He creates you in the
wombs of your mothers: creation after creation in three veils of darkness. Such is
Allah your Lord. His is the kingdom. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be

worshipped but He). How then are you turned away? ( Az-Zumar 6)


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          These three veils of darkness, as discovered by the modern science, are: the
first is the darkness of the placenta which contains from the beginning the sperm, then
the clot, then the bones till the fetus is fully developed and up till its birth. The second
veil of darkness is the womb. The third veil of darkness is the belly‟s skin of the mother.


: How were the cells formed out of a sperm? And how did they continued split and
multiply in these three veils of darkness till they end up as a skeleton, a head, ears, eyes,
nose, mouth, tongue, brain, Heart, stomach, lungs, liver, kidneys, hands and legs?


       Let's consider how some of these abovementioned organs are formed and how
they work?. If we look to the eye, for instance, is a very sophisticated organ. It was
formed within the veil of the womb. The fetus in the womb is fed by the blood of its
mother. This blood, then, turns into very tiny optical bundles inside the retina that
consists of millions of optical cones connected to the brain to transmit all that is before
the eye lens to it. The eye sees lights that define the form, dimension and color of a
given thing. Then, the eye translates all this into a clear image in a way that far excels
the greatest TV cameras with no any comparison.


      This means that if the all best opticians of the world concerted their efforts and
used the latest state-of-art optical equipments, they would never be able to invent one
TV camera with a few capabilities of those of the human eye which Allah All-Mighty
created with countless potentials, even if they helped one another What makes one
wonder is that Allah, Glory be to Him, created this human‟s complicated eyes in the
three veils of darkness mentioned above. However, it is created in a way that best suits
the light, and its laws and dimensions. How the pupil of the eye is created so as to
widen automatically on facing a dim light and narrow on facing dazzling light. On
knowing this, we can't help saying, "Glory be to Allah, the Great creator.”.




        Allah, Glory be to Him, also creates lungs and a respiratory system for the fetus
in its mother's womb. This is though it neither needs to breathe then nor is it trained to
do this. However, Allah the Great Creator, knows that the fetus will be in dire need for



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these respiratory system when it comes out to life. For then, it will be surrounded every
side with air and it must breathe or else it will be choked and death will be inevitable,
while that it never breathes or chokes when it is in the womb. This is to name but a few
of Allah's innumerable miracles in His creatures. Also on seeing the light, the sense of
sight is activated and on meeting sound waves and vibrations, the sense of hearing is
activated. And Allah provides the fetus with all the necessary organs while still in the
womb though it does not need them at that time. Yet Allah knows full well that the baby
will need all these sophisticated and precisely-functioning organs as soon as it departs
this womb. Allah All-Mighty says in the Holy Qur'an, "He knows you well when He
created you from the earth (Adam), and when you were fetuses in your mothers‘

wombs. (an-Najm : 32)


       Consider human‟s heart and its non-stop work, how marvelous it is! Yet, Allah
is Powerful. This wonderful pump that pumps blood to all the body parts with a rate of
70 times/ minute continuously without resting or slackening all along one's life. If we
suppose a man is 70 years old. This means that his heart beats (2,475,440,000) two
thousand and four hundred seventy five million and four hundred forty thousand
pulsation all along his life. This has been done continuously. The heart pumps blood
through the veins, arteries and blood capillary tubes thousands of miles in length.. Even
if today‟s scientists could invent an alternative nuclear pump to pulse and pump blood
for seventy years, it would never keep functioning without breaking down and being
repaired. So, Glory be to Allah, the Great Creator, in His precise creativity.

        When we look and consider how the human brain is formed and functions, we
will see a wonder and be amazed and will never awake up from wondering at this great
Divine Sign. That is all-Mighty Allah creates this specific place of the human body,.
The brain consists of several parts: a part for memory-one for thinking and take
decisions-one for controlling and organizing all the functions of the body parts, and a
part for translating all the five senses transmitted to the brain such: audio by ears, vision
by eyes, smell by nose, taste by tongue and touching by the outer skin. The human brain
comprises billions of fixed cells that never die or change like the rest of the cells. In any
other part of the body, which the cells are continuously renewed and replaced if man's
diet is balanced. The brain fixed cells, unlike the other cells, are never damaged and



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never die unless guy dies or is infected with a disease that damages the cells.
Sometimes, these cells are worn when man gets too old. This often happens in the
memory part and that is why in this case man's memory wanes and continues to wane
until it is lost beyond repair. That is what is called now (zahaimer disease). All-mighty
Allah explained us in two Sura in the Holy Quran, Allah mentions about damage of
cells, says: "And Allah has created you and then He will cause you to die; and of you
there are some who are sent back to senility, so that they know nothing after having

known (much). Truly! Allah is All-Knowing, All-Powerful. (An-Nahl :70)


Allah also says:

       "O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then verily We have
created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah (mixed drops of male and
female sexual discharge i.e. the offspring of Adam), then from a clot (a piece of thick
coagulated blood) then from a little lump of flesh __ some formed and some unformed
(as in the case of miscarriage) __ that We may make (it) clear to you(i.e. to show you
Our Power and Ability to do what we will). And We cause whom We will to remain in
the wombs for an appointed term, then We bring you out as infants, then (give you
growth) that you may reach your age of full strength. An among you there is he who
dies (young), and among you there is he who is brought back to the miserable old
age, so that he knows nothing after having known. And you see the earth barren, but
when We send down water (rain) on it , it is stirred (to life), and it swells and puts

forth every lovely kind (of growth). (Al-Hajj : 5)


        Thus, he whose brain cells are damaged loses all the knowledge and memories
he had before. One of the computer designers conducted a thorough study on the
memory of the best and largest computer in the world the Pentagon complex computer
which has the potentials and technology that enables it to do millions of sums in mental
arithmetic in a minute. Then, he found out that its memory does not even equal quarter
what a man of average intelligence. That is you at the age of forty, you can, with
Allah's Power, recall in a moment form your memory the image of an incident that
happened to you in childhood in a moment. Over and above, you remembers it audio-




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visually. you can even remember the persons attend at that time, their clothes colors and
their voices exactly as you saw them 30 years ago.


        For instance let me give you, dear reader, a more detailed example. Now while
writing this letter I am about sixty years old. At this moment I recall an incident from
my memory that occurred to me when I at a twelve-year-old child. Here is the brief
description of the scene as I remember it:


       (That day I was riding a bike and going down speedily a paved slope road. Then
I liked try practice to maintain balance on the bike while keeping my hands of the
driving handle bars and folding my legs on the seat. For, the bike was going fast down
the slope without my help. Moreover, I spread my hand as if I were a bird flying in joy.
But all at once, I lost balance and lost control on the bike. So, I fell on the ground. Yet,
the bike dragged me for some meters. Thus, my face and arms were scratched. They
even bled and my legs were full of bruises. I could not lift a hand till a car came by
chance. There were three men in the car. They stopped to make sure that I am O.K.
They said a few words to comfort me. After that, they carried me into their car and
hurried to the nearest hospital to receive first-aid. I retrieved this incident the moment I
recalled it. It was even as if I saw the incident right now and heard the voices of those
who took part with me in it. I remember the color of my red bike. I also remember the
model and color of the car which stopped to aid me. I remember the faces of the three
young men who saved me. I remember what exactly they said to me (Don't scare or
worry, for you are alright. Thank Allah ) to comfort me. This is as if I hear their voices
right now.


       Is there so far any computer that stores in its memory millions of video recorded
information and events that happened ten years ago. And can you in a moment order the
computer to call and display on its screen an incident that took place 40 years ago,
taking into consideration that hundreds thousands of events were recorded and
accumulated after this specific one? No, so far no computer set can do this in a second.
This is because it needs you to provide it with the sufficient symbols and the keys to
search the memory. The search process takes a few moments to be completed. What is
more important is that any computer cannot make you move to another event that
happened in a different time as quick as the memory of human brain does. Computers


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cannot either think or give you the right decisions in a speedy way like your brain.
Computers cannot invent an electronic or mechanic device. But the human brain did.
Also inventing the computer itself is an evidence that the human brain excels over it.
Computers cannot, feel. All your senses around you. If it gets cold, a computer will
never order you to hurry up and put on heavy and warm clothes before going out. While
the human brain, on the other hand, can do all these functions simultaneously and in a
wonderful speed through its various divisions we figure them before: the memory part,
the thinking part, body‟s organs organizing part and the part of translating what coming
from the five senses. We cannot but surrender to the Power and Greatness of the Great
Creator, Whose miracles are manifested in all His creatures. We say Glory be to You,
Allah. Your Power and Greatness is far from the lies of those who disbelieve. Whole
volumes would not be enough for displaying the miracles, potentials, functions and
benefits of the rest of the human body parts as Allah, Glory be to Him says:


        "And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of
Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily, man is indeed an extreme wrong-
doer, a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate who denies Allah‘s Blessings by disbelief, and
by worshipping others besides Allah, and by disobeying Allah and His Prophet

Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬       ) (Ibrahim :34)


         Here we touch upon another matter that shows how far the challenge in front of
the superiority of all that Allah All-Mighty creates on the inventions of Allah's creatures
whom were taught by Allah All-Mighty. Lately, people made plenty of discoveries and
could travel in the outer space. So, they thought that they attained a great deal of
knowledge. Some even do not attribute these discoveries and this knowledge to Allah,
the All- Knowing and Most Powerful, Who taught man that which he did not ever
know. Man rather attributes all this to his own intelligence and arrogance. although the
Wise and All-Knowing, told man in His Holy Book, (and of knowledge, you
(mankind) have been given only a little).


               Let's review this other issue thoroughly. The most updated devices they
invented and put in the military fighter crafts is a double Radar controlled by the
computer. Thus, it enables the craft, while soaring in the air, to send radar waves that hit


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the waves emitted from the land-based air defense radars. The latter reflect the received
waves and shatter send them somewhere else to mislead the enemy radar waves. When
a pilot sees the guided missile at his craft, he can use the radar to send misleading waves
to change the direction of these missiles and shun them. they could even develop the
fighting crafts to the extent that they can turn plane to go left, right, up and down. They
can even rotate around themselves in a maneuver to evade the enemy shots and rockets
and to escape the enemy crafts tracking them closely in a short time. On achieving all
this progress, people thought that they reached the utmost of technical knowledge. Yet,
let's see what Allah All-Mighty says challenging people for their belief in their scientific
superiority and their pride in and showing off with their modern inventions and
innovations. Allah, Glory be to Him, gave them an example of His meanest and weakest
creatures, the fly.


       Here we will put forward a comparison between the technical potentials and
qualifications Allah All-Mighty created in the fly on the one hand and the potentials and
qualifications of the newest state-of-the-art military airplane they made, on the other
hand., taking into consideration the difference in sizes. For the airplane is too huge if
compared with the fly which is very tiny. But before getting into this comparison, let's
read the words of the Great Creator, Allah, in the Holy Qur'an. Allah says:


       "O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily
those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they
combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them,
they will have no power to release it from the fly, So weak are (both) the seeker and
the sought. They have not estimated Allah His Rightful Estimate. Verily Allah is All-

Strong, All-Mighty. (Al-Hajj 73-74)


       Glory be to our Great Creator for His Superb Eloquence in giving an example to
challenge the arrogant in a few words that have a lot of connotations that can be
explicated in many volumes. Some of us on reading these verses at the end of (Sur‟at-Al
Hajj) wonder, "Why did Allah All-mighty give the example of the fly as a small and
mean creature to challenge people, though there are many insects that are much smaller
than the fly. These insects cannot be seen by the naked eye. Yet, Allah created for them


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souls, body, head, eyes, hands and legs to walk, and some of them even have wings with
which they fly?" The fly, then, must contain a secret from secrets of Allah's creation and
innovation that excel the best of inventor‟s innovations that are similar to the fly but for
the soul. the soul is by the Command of Allah All-Mighty Who says:


       "And they ask you (O Muhammad ‫) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬concerning the Ruh (the
Spirit); Say ―The Ruh (the Spirit) is one of the things, the knowledge, of which is
only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little)

(Al-Isra : 85)

        In the course of this comparison, we should also take into consideration the
difference in size between both of them. We mentioned above that the military airplane
has many potentials. One of them is the radar and the craft's ability to maneuver and
rotate around itself in an acute angle and in a speedy way. Let's consider these two
abilities in the fly, though the fly has many other abilities these modern airplanes lack
with which the All-Knowing endowed it.


        Assume that you are sitting on a chair inside a room (like a glass box). The
walls and the ceiling of this room are made of pure transparent glass, and it happened
that a fly is in this room with you. If the fly stood on your hand or clothes or bothered
you, you would wave with your hand to make it fly away. In a wink of an eye, the fly
would fly away to stand on the nearest solid surface it encounters. It may stand on your
right glass wall, and if you waved to scare it again, it would fly to the opposite wall or
on the glass ceiling. The fly flies in so quickly towards the direction that it has to head
for and it fly soars stabilized exactly Like any mechanic craft, Its legs are always down
like the plane tires and its head forward like the plane nose which contains the pilot's
cabin. The rear of the fly is in the back like the tail of the plane and its wings are on
both sides to maintain its balance, exactly like those of the plane. Taking into
consideration that the walls are made of pure transparent glass, that mean it
transparented the view of sky, sun, Houses and the trees, naturally the fly would head
with very high speed for one of the trees or houses which it sees through the glass. it has
to hit its head against the glass wall and get dizzy and fall down to the ground because
of this hilarious clash- like we see in the cartoon films. But is this what really happens if


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a fly were in a situation like that? Of course not. Because all of a sudden, we find the fly
standing on the glass wall and its head is not hurt. If you wave near it again, it will fly
only to land on the opposite wall as safe as it was before. This happens without any
miscalculations of its balance while flying and take the sensible for all what is around it
solidity.


: One may wonder, "How can this possibly happen?" How come that the fly does not hit
its head against the wall?.. whereas it was heading for it in its utmost speed. Yet, it lands
upon it and sticks its legs to it just like any craft space does when it lands on the moon.


        The only difference between the two is that the space craft heads for the moon
with its nose in the front. But several meters before reaching the moon, it reduces its
speed and turns so that its bottom becomes on the front. Then, it spreads its mechanic
legs and land vertically on the moon surface safely. All these procedures are done
meters before reaching the moon land, so as not to crash with it.


        This is exactly what the fly does on approaching any solid surface while flying.
Instead of hitting its head against it, it lands on it with its legs. But there is a difference
in the speed of each of them. The fly changes its position in a part from 500 of a second.
Glory be to Allah, the great Creator.


         But still there is a second question: it‟s how could the fly realize that there is a
transparent glass barrier between it and the sky, trees and buildings that it sees and thus
avoid hitting the glass? This is the main difference in the comparison between the man-
made Radar device of the fighting plane and the Radar created by Allah All-Mighty in
the fly which enables it while flying at that high speed apart from 500 of a second that
there is a glass barrier in front of it and makes stop flying at once. Then, it changes its
direction to land on it with its legs instead of hitting its head against it. Thus, the Radar
of the fly excel that man-made one by far, taking into consideration the difference in
size.


: who put this miraculous speedy and extraordinary Radar in the head of this tiny mean
insect that people scorn it?.



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       It is Allah, the Creator and Best Innovator Who perfects all that He created and
created mankind out of clay. Far be Allah from all the people polytheist.


       The second point of comparison between the fly and the military craft is the
ability to maneuver and turn speedily. As aforesaid, man could make crafts that can
move up and down, right and left and can even rotate around itself. Crafts can only turn
in an acute angle all this to escape the shots and missiles of the enemy crafts that traces
the craft closely in a short time. The most difficult maneuver a craft can make it to turn
right or left in an acute angel when it is traced by another craft closely behind it.
Turning that way speedily is a risk. The pilot in that case can help turning to take the
opposite direction. If the pilot, for instance, was moving towards the east, he should
head for the west in a few seconds. The most modern crafts can do this in no less than
(7) seconds and cannot turn in an angle less than (30) degree. However, the fly can do
the same maneuver in a part from (250) of a second and can turn in an angle no more
than (7) degrees. With the naked eye, we can see this maneuver for instance,. When we
wave around a fly that stands on the rim of a dish, that contains food, the fly goes away
for two or three maters. But suddenly, it turns and takes the opposite direction to return
swoop down on the dish again. This happens so fast that one may imagine that the fly
has two heads and it flies in two directions at the same time. [Thus, the fly is like the
train carriage that can move in two directions without the need to turn because there is
two driver cabins, one in the forefront and the other in the rear of the carriage].


       Can people given all the scientific advance they achieved and the knowledge
Allah bestowed on them make an aircraft with the potentials that make it compete with
those Allah created in the fly with His Knowledge and Power?


       The answer of course is "No". Let's consider the great difference between their
sizes. The size of the plane is several billion times bigger than the size of the fly. Yet,
Allah, the All-Knowing and Most Powerful has put in it all these secrets and miracles.
Thus, Allah All-Mighty challenges the mankind with this tiny creature of His.
Humanity cannot meet this challenge even if all the scientists and thinkers on earth
concerted their efforts. Even when the fly snatches away a thing from them, they can
never save it from it., so weak are (both) the seeker and the sought., they have not
estimated Allah His Rightful Estimate., Verily Allah is All-Strong All-Mighty.


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        Now: let's continue our humble effort to know Allah All-Mighty, the Great
Creator and Innovator of Whom we never made just estimate and never will.


        Here we come to the biggest and the minutest creations of his miracles All-
Mighty Allah. We will come to the smallest thing in this and how to be, and to the
biggest thing in the whole universe. Yet, it is not to be because what ever big or great
Allah All-Mighty the Greatest and He is the bigger than anything He created,. Allah
All-Mighty says: ( The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than

the creation of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not). ( Ghafir : 57)


        As Allah tells us, we are created of mud which is a mixture of water and dust.
Both of which consist of atoms. Air also consists of atoms. Thus, the whole universe is
made of countless tiny atoms.

       : The question is "What is the atom?".

            Up till now, no one has ever seen the atom with his naked eye. Given its
tininess, man cannot see it even through the biggest microscope ever made. Man
conducted many research on the atom and could define its structure. Moreover America
threw the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan and put an end to World War II.
After all this, man discovered that the atom is not the smallest of Allah's creations in the
universe.


       : What is the form and structure of the atom and how does it function?.. What
are its parts inside it, which are much smaller than it is?


                 The atom is a transparent tiny being, like a small crystal ball that
resembles a soap bubble. And inside it smaller and more tiny bodies rotate in axis and
different orbits around the nucleus which lies in the center of the atom, these revolving
bodies are positive electric charges made from chemical elements. The scientists call
them neutrons and protons: around the nucleus there are others negative electronic
bodies revolving, scientists called them [Electrons], All these bodies when revolve
around the nucleus in many orbits far away from each other, considering it's minute



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size. That way, the atom is like a miniature of the solar system in a wonderful order
characterized with both disciplines and coordination, for no clashes ever happened in
such system. Most of the atom bubble is a vacuum as it is the case with the solar
system.
       This atom and its much smaller nucleus were discovered by American and
German scientists only 50 years ago. This same atom was mentioned by Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH) who could neither read nor write 1400 years ago. At that time,
there were no atomic scientists or atomic measuring equipments. The Prophet (PBUH)
received the Divine Revelation which talked about the atom. Allah says in the Holy
Qur'an:


      "Neither you (O Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬do any deed nor recite any
portion of the Qur‘an - nor you (mankind) do any deed (good or evil) but we are
Witness thereof, when you are doing it. And nothing is hidden from your Lord (so
much as ) the weight of an atom (or small ant ) on the earth or in the heaven. Not
what is less than that or what is greater than that but is (written) in a Clear Record.

(Tafsir At-Tabari). (Yunus : 61 )


       Glory be to Allah, our Lord, Who told us about the atom and what is less than an
atom and we found out later that it is the nucleus and the bodies revolving around it in a
miraculous precise order. Glory be to Allah All-Mighty Who dominates all the minutest
details of that non-ending vast universe, which is at the same time most tiny-
considering its tiny components. If we go to a lab to see what may happen inside a drop
of water taken out of a stagnant swamp under the microscope, we will be stunned. For
there we will see a whole complete world inside that drop of water. There we will see
extremely minute cells and living things moving in thousands and millions feeding and
multiplying with cells division very fast. When we think profoundly of the minute atom
and the orbiting moving within it, in spite of it‟s minute size, then lift our eyes to the
sky that is the bigger and watch that vast universe that includes huge stars, galaxies and
planets navigating in a miraculous and precise way, we will have an overwhelming
sense of the Greatness of Him Who created these universes and dominated them.




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       Now we move from the atom and what is smaller to the earth on which we live.
As we know, the earth is a globe on which billions of people, jinn, animals, fish and
birds live on it Yet, this earth which we see to be unlimited and which contains
mountains, seas, deserts, plains, gardens and rivers is – compared with the seven
heavens- like a drop or maybe less to an endless ocean. To be able to set an other
imagine for proportion between the size of the earth and that of the vast universe which
abounded with billions of galaxies, stars and planets, consider the following example.
We presume that the whole universe is a vast sport stadium then the earth is a small
atom floating in the space of that stadium, as an invisible atom.


       O man, look at the smallness of the earth on which you live in comparison with
the kingdoms of earth and heavens. And you think that it is the abode of your happiness
with all the palaces, gardens and millions of money you have in it, what an irony! Then
Remember the (Hadith) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), says: [Had the earthly life
equaled a mosquito's wing for Allah All-mighty, He would not have granted to
irrigate a disbeliever a sip of water in it.]


         In fact, the earth is a planet floating in the universe space. It revolves in a
certain orbit around the sun like other eight planets do. All the nine planets form what is
called the solar system. The size of the sun is more than a million time that of the earth.
The distance between the earth and the sun is little more than (149) million km. what is
more strange is that this solar system is but one of thousands and millions of other solar
systems. All these solar systems are within a greater entity called the galaxy. But the
more wonder does not stop at that point. Our galaxy is not one of a kind in the universe
system. There are million other galaxies similar to ours and each of them contains
millions of solar systems. However, we know next to nothing about these galaxies and
their inhabitants. For the distance between our galaxy and the other galaxies is long in a
way that the human brain cannot perceive. For it goes beyond the human concepts of
length and distance. When the present scientists tried to calculate these distances, they
agreed on a unit of measure they called (light-year).


       But what do they mean by the term light-year? We know the (Hijri) year,
originally the lunar calendar and we know the year after Christ, originally the solar
calendar. But what is the 'light-year'?


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       Scientists wanted to calculate the number of kilometers that too far distances
separate between the galaxies, stars and planets. But they found that it would be
impossible to read or even write such numbers because they will contain too many
figures. Thus, to tell us about the distance between our solar system and any other solar
system inside our galaxy, which they called the 'milky way' and any other galaxy, star
or planet, they start measured the speed at which a sunray reaches a certain point or any
earth angle.. They found out that the ray covers (300000 km) in one second. They
multiplied the sum by (60) second to know the distance covered in a minute. Then, they
multiplied it once more by (60) minute to know the distance covered in an hour. Then,
they re-multiplied the number to find out the distance the ray covers in a day, a month
and finally in a whole year. This is what is called the light-year. In it the ray covers a
distance of (9331) billion km. As aforementioned, this is impossible to imagine, no
matter how intelligent we are. But what about the distance that separates between our
galaxy and other stars and galaxies? This distance may amount to thousands and
sometimes millions of light-years??? .


       Yet, all this does not pose any difficulty for the Great Creator, the Mighty, Who
created this vast universe with all these distances between the billions of planets, stars
and galaxies. The Wise and All-Knowing says: "With power did We construct the

heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof."              (Adh-
Dhariyat:47) . despite this vastness of the universe and despite all these lengthy

distances whose limits no one knows but Allah All-Mighty, all this will be in the Hands
of Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgement. For Allah says:


       "They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day
of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens
will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified be He, and High be He above all that

they associate as partners with Him!" (Az-Zumar :67)


Allah, Glory be to Him, also says:




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     "And (remember) the Day when We shall roll up the heaven like a scroll rolled
up for books. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is ) a promise

binding upon Us. Truly, We shall do it." (Al-Anbiya : 104 )


     This means that on Doomsday all this huge university will be as a paper folded in
the Hand of Allah, the Merciful. That will in a day that the spirit [Gabriel] and all angels
will stand forth in a row, they will not speak except Him whom the (Allah) The Most
Merciful allows, then he will say what the correct and the right. Also in that day all the
faces shall be humbled before (Allah) The Ever Living, The One Who sustains and
protects all that exists. Also in that day all voices will be humbled before The Most
Merciful (Allah), and nothing shall you hear but voice whispers., and the Question will
be : Whose the Kingdom at that day?. Then, the answer comes from everywhere: It is
Allah‟s The One, The Irresitible .


     Now we move to another issue that puzzles the human mind, namely the endless
vacuum that surrounds that universe with all its earth, skies and whatever is between
them. In this limitless vacuum billions of galaxies, stars and planets floating in a
terrifying speed endlessly. In their movement, the planets and floating bodies resemble
the fragments which converge from the centre of an exploding rock. If the space around
this rock is endless, these fragments will continue floating that way forever. But one
will still wonder, "To where?", "Till when?"          and "When and where will these
fragments and atoms stop spreading and expanding?".


       This is exactly what has been happening ever since Allah All-Mighty created the
earth and the heavens. At that time, the stars, galaxies and the planets were one great
mass. Then, Allah, Glory be to Him, effected a great explosion in this mass. As a result,
billions of planets and stars were scattered and sprinkled in the space. Afterwards, these
floating bodies gathered to form groups, big and small, called galaxies. These groups,
including the planets, the solar systems, and the nebulas are floating in the space and
heading very fast spreading in expanded form for their predominated Fate that Allah,
the All-Knowing and Most Powerful, destined with His encompassing Knowledge. Ever
since the great explosion, that happened in the beginning of the creation of earth and
heavens, these celestial bodies has been and will always be floating in the veils of


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darkness of the universal vacuum. In this vacuum, there is nothing that can limit or
hinder their progress or slow their speed. Specially. Late, when the astronauts
discovered that if any solid body is thrown into the spatial space where there is no
gravity, with the absence of air or wind, this body continues floating in the space away
from the force that threw it into the space in a speed proportional with the momentum
given to it. This moving away continues forever without stopping except when it
collides with another floating body or enters into the scope of another planet gravity.
This is because, unlike what happens inside the earth atmosphere, the universal space is
void of any air, gases or other factors that fragments will continue floating that way
forever. But one will still wonder, "To where?", "Till when?" and "When and where
will these fragments and atoms stop spreading and expanding?".


       This is exactly what has been happening ever since Allah All-Mighty created the
earth and the heavens. At that time, the stars, galaxies and the planets were one great
mass. Then, Allah, Glory be to Him, effected a great explosion in this mass. As a result,
billions of planets and stars were scattered and sprinkled in the space. Afterwards, these
floating bodies gathered to form groups, big and small, called galaxies. These groups,
including the planets, the solar systems, and the nebulas are floating in the space and
heading very fast spreading in expanded form for their predominated Fate that Allah,
the All-Knowing and Most Powerful, destined with His encompassing Knowledge. Ever
since the great explosion, that happened in the beginning of the creation of earth and
heavens, these celestial bodies has been and will always be floating in the veils of
darkness of the universal vacuum. In this vacuum, there is nothing that can limit or
hinder their progress or slow their speed. Specially. Late, when the astronauts
discovered that if any solid body is thrown into the spatial space where there is no
gravity, with the absence of air or wind, this body continues floating in the space away
from the force that threw it into the space in a speed proportional with the momentum
given to it. This moving away continues forever without stopping except when it
collides with another floating body or enters into the scope of another planet gravity.
This is because, unlike what happens inside the earth atmosphere, the universal space is
void of any air, gases or other factors that impede the journey of any floating bodies.
This explanation came in the Holy Qur'an revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
1400 years ago.



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As Allah the All-Mighty says :


       "Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were
joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from

water every living thing. Will they not then believe? " (AlAnbiya:30)



Allah All-Mighty also says in the Holy Qur'an:



      "With the power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the
vastness of space thereof * And We have spread out the earth: how Excellent

Spreader (thereof) are We!" (Adh-Dhariyat: 47–48)


       In the issue explained above, a very big and serious question puzzles both hearts
and minds still existing. No matter how intelligent is human or how far he is educated
one, always cannot realize the Wisdom of the Great Creator to answer that raised
question. I, the writer of this book, am barely sure that if any one, however intelligent
he is, will blow his brain out before solving the question. As we mentioned in the
beginning of this book, we must not argue and dispute about Allah All-Mighty, for
Allah is Most Powerful. For this is impossible to do for Allah has the strength of His
Power. Allah, Glory be to Him, says: "Yet They (disbelievers) dispute about Allah.

And He is Mighty in strength and Severe in Punishment. " (Ar-Ra‘d :13)


         That is why we suffice here with posing the question. We do not Look for its
answer because it is impossible for us to answer it. Yet, we pose the question because it
makes us feel that we are helpless to recognize the Greatness and Wisdom of Allah, the
Creator, of Whom we have never made just estimate. Before raising the question, we
will give some premises to pave the way for the reader to understand its significance.


       As abovementioned, that is the tiniest thing created by Allah All-Mighty is the
atom, then the nucleus and the electrons that revolve around it like the orbit circulation.
then, we moved to talk about the earth on which we live and which we imagine to be


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huge with all its seas, mountains, plains, deserts, buildings, gardens and rivers. Then,
we concluded that the size of the earth with all its contents if compared with that of the
skies is less than the size of the atom which cannot be seen even by a microscope in
proportion to the size of all the planets, stars and galaxies which lengthy distances
separate. Now, let's give another hypothesis, that may sound impossible, but try to come
closely to the grand question‟s conception at hand. Let's imagine that we are traveling
on board of a nuclear-run rocket, which can take us through the seven heavens. Thus,
we can pass by all that is in it, such is galaxies, stars and planets, and to discover the last
borders of the universal space. Space is space. So, if it has an end and a limit, that limit
must be consist of an other element, not the universal space formation. Presume also
that this imaginary rocket traveled for billions of light-years through the space. If so,
we will keep traveling forever without finding an end or a limit, we will not but give up
on the matter. However, we can also imagine that we finally reached the end long
sought for. But this end turned out to be an iron wall that surrounds the whole universe
from all sides. The sooner this discovery had satisfied us, we ask ourselves again, "But
what is beyond that iron wall"?


       : Is it another spatial vacuum?. Or is it full of water that expands distances for
billions of light-years? What is there after this water expansion ends? Is there another
spatial vacuum or another iron wall? And what is after the other iron wall, water
expansion or spatial vacuum? And so on and so forth, we have a free association of
questions that never ends never find an answer. We never know where and with what
the universe ends. Thus, we find no answer to the question raised. Because it goes
without saying that at the end of any thing, there has to be another thing no matter of
what element: space, water, air or iron. This is also true according to the laws of
physics.


      : Can any one, man or jinn, envisage that terrific Divine miracle on knowing that
this universe and the whole kingdom of Allah All-Mighty have neither end and nor
limits?.



       Despite all this, the Archangel [Gabriel] (PBUH) accompanied Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH) upon the order of Allah All-Mighty. [Gabriel] made the Prophet


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(PBUH) ride the [Buraq] (The Horse bird that fly through the heavens) which crossed
all these billions of light-years.

        Then, the Archangel made the Prophet ascend up to the seven heavens and to the
highest Paradise. Then, he had a tour in the seven heavens and returned to the earth
again. All this journey happened in less than one night the night called, (Isra‟a and
Mieraj). Glory be to Allah, the Lord of the great Throne.


        Sometimes, we read that the atheist who wants to rouse doubts in the Muslims'
hearts concerning the Holy Qur'an ask them, "If the width of Paradise, as mentioned in
the Qur'an, as heavens and earth‟s width. Where will the Hellfire be?".


        We retort, "Woe to you, atheists!" Allah's endless and vast universe is not only
wide enough for one paradise the width of which is heavens and earth but is also
enough for billions of such paradise. It is also wide enough to contain as many Hellfire
as your final resting home. But universe endless.


        The honorable Prophet, Muhammad (PBUH), told us in a [Hadith], (By Allah,
Who controls my soul! The seven heavens and seven earths to the Chair are not
but as a ring thrown in a desert and the "size of the" Chair "to that of the
Throne" is as great as that of the desert "to that of the ring"). This [Hadith] points
out that when compared with the Chair, the earths and the heavens, despite their
vastness, are as small as a ring is to a desert. The same applies to the size of the Chair
when compared with the size of the Throne. Glory be to Allah and far be He from the
lies told against Him. At the end of the Verse of the Throne, Allah Almighty says:


"His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in
guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This Verse

2:255 is called " (Ayat-Ul-Kursi).(Al-Baqarah :255)


        Now, we should move to another aspect of the Power and Greatness of Allah
All-Mighty, our Lord and Creator, who is Most Creative " There is nothing like Him.,




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and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer., we talk about the domination. Allah, Glory be to
Him, says:


       "He is Allah beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be
worshipped but He ), the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of
security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller the Supreme.
Glory be to Allah! (High is He ) above all that they associate as partners with Him."

(Al-Hashr:23)

       Dominancy conventionality is more inclusion than control. It means (knowing
and taking over the ins and outs of everything. It also means controlling, monitoring,
activating, formulating and preserving things. And encompassing every sides the things
– in knowledge- all the aspects of the dominated thing completely).


       Allah, Exalted be He, as created countless things in this universe: starting from
atoms, angels, jinn, mankind, animals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, trees, plants, earth,
mountains, seas, rivers, clouds, winds, rains, sands specks, dust, planets, stars and
galaxies. Of each of these, Allah All- Mighty created billions of billions. All the same,
Allah All-Mighty dominates each of them fully. He, Exalted be He, dominates the
movement of every atom floating in His Kingdom. In the meantime, Allah All-Mighty
knows full well the workings, movements ins and outs each soul He created, in the same
time. Glory be to Allah, Whose Knowledge encompasses everything He created. Allah
All-Mighty sees, hears and answers the prayer of those in distress, if they pray Him.
Allah hears and answers or rejects the millions and billions of prayers addressed Him
simultaneously. Allah says in this regard:


      "Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and

Courteous (to His slaves),All-Aware(of everything)."(Al-Mulk:14)



Allah, Exalted be He, also says:




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          "And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows
   them but He. And He knows whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf
   falls, but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor

   anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record." (Al-An‘am: 59)


       Allah, Exalted be He, knows the inner feelings of each of His creatures. He is
even closer to us than ourselves, as Allah says:


       "And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers

to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein( by Our Knowledge)". (Qaf

:16)


       Allah Exalted Be He in the same time sees and hears to the prayers of everyone
of His worships in the sacred Mosque at (Makkah) as He simultaneously sees and hears
the prayers of the billions of His creatures everywhere all over the world, and answers
them in the same minute. Glory Be to Him says :


       "And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬concerning
Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to
the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or
intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright."

(Al-Baqarah :186).    Allah All-Mighty is there wherever we will be, for He says: "And

He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be." (Al-Hadid :4) while

preaching and advising his son, the wise [Luqman] says as reported in the Holy Qur'an:


        "'O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed,
and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth.
Verily, Allah is Subtle (in bringing out that grain), Well-Aware (of its place)."

(Luqman: 16)


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         Then, a question struck our mind to make us see how great is Allah and how
far from simple is His matter: can the most intelligent and witty person of us listen,
think and answer for two persons talking to him at the same time? Of course no one can
do this, as Allah All-Mighty says in His Holy Qur‟an: "Allah has not made for any

man two hearts inside his body." (Al-Ahzab:4). Alllah, the Great Creator, does this

with not only two persons in one time but with billions of His Creatures and
worshippers, from the angels, jinn, human to every thing He created that sings His
Praises, even if we do not understand their praising Allah.


         Allah's domination and His knowledge encompasses even the number of the
sand specks in deserts, water drops in seas, the leaves of all trees and the grains of corns
on ears. Allah All-Mighty also knows the number of all the atoms floating in this
universe or form an element or materials. Allah, Exalted be He, knows full well what is
going on in the minds of jinn and human: their ideas, plans, conspiracies and memories.
Our Lord also knows what happened in the past, what is happening at present and
whatever will happen in the future and till the end of the world time and what after.


         Last but not least, we'd like to say that our belief in the Creator's Greatness and
Power is based on our faith in Allah All-Mighty. By this we mean the true faith. Many
people believed in Allah and when they tasted the sweetness of faith, faith came to
dominate their hearts and minds. They even found the substantiation of their faith in the
surrounding miraculous creatures and universal phenomena, though ordinary human
mind cannot perceive how Wise is Allah All-Mighty! This world that we live in, is full
of wonderfuls and it manifests an incredible degree of precision and balance as well as
sophistication. Whether we accept or not, all that is in this universe is a proof on Allah‟s
existence, Power, Greatness and Dominance. On contemplating the discipline of this
universe, we are but contemplating the imprints of Allah's Greatness hands and Might.
In our present time, the modern discoveries and science in general have helped us
increase our understanding and valuated of some of the phenomenas of this complicated
universe. This understanding is consistent with the Holy Qur'an revealed to the
unlettered Prophet, Muhammad (PBUH), 14 centuries ago. As Allah All-Mighty says to
His Prophet (PBUH):




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        "We will show them Our sings in the universe, and in their own selves, until it
becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur‘an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in

regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?" (Fussilat : 53)


        Yes, Our lord Allah. It is enough that You, witness all things. Glory be to You,
the Inventive Creator. How Great and Lofty You are! Yet many people are too blind to
see all these Greatness of You. Despite all Your Tributes of Might, Power, Greatness
and Pride, You have decreed that You will always be Compassionate. Moreover, You-
our Lord- draw nearer to us- Your servants- to effect our happiness in this life and in the
Hereafter life. Whenever we go astray on this world, You don't like us to be tortured in
the fire of hell in the Hereafter. Thus, You send down Your Messengers to guide us to
the right path that leads to prosperity and success. However, sometimes we disobey You
and show ingratitude for the blessings You endow on us. At that time, Your Forgiveness
and Tenderness shower us that we regret our sins and repent. This is because Your love
for us, our Lord, is too great that You do not want us to be punished or tortured.
Whenever we make mistakes or commit sins and ask You, Allah, for Forgiveness, we
find You Oft-Forgiving and Most Compassionate. This is though You All-Mighty do
not need our money or sustenance, for You are the Generous, Ever-Sustaining. You,
Allah All-Mighty, is the One Who blessed us with sustenance, health. Over and above,
You have subjected everything in the heavens and on the earth and to our service and
convenience. Your Blessings, the appearing and the unseen, which is countless, if we
want to count it, we could‟nt. Yet, man as You Allah describes in Your Holy Book is
ungrateful and unfair. Man is ungrateful, for he is never thankful for Your innumerous
Blessings. Yet, out of Your Compassion and as suits Your Greatness, Pride and Might,
You Allah approach us and awaits our repentance to forgive us instantly however
numerous are our sins. As it is mentioned in the Prophetic [Hadith] (When any of you
repents to Allah, Allah gets happier than him who was traveling in a desert on a
beast “camel” of burden on which he carries his food and drink and it scaped with
his supply, he try hard to find it, but no way, then he gave up on finding it and
went under a tree to rest. While sitting as such, he found his beast standing beside
him. So, he holds its bridle and says “mistakenly” out of extreme joy, 'O Allah!
You are my servant and I am Your Lord). The Prophet (PBUH) also reports in
[Hadith] says that Allah All-Mighty says: (I am up to My servant's expectation and I



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am with him wherever he remembers Me. If he remembers me to himself, I will
remember him in Myself. And if he remembers me in a gathering, I will remember
him in a better gathering of them. If he approaches me an span, I will approach
him an ell. And if he approaches me an ell, I will approach him longer. And if he
came to me walking, I would go to him rushing). Praises be to You, Allah, Who
approaches us with Your tenderness and shower us with Your compassion and
Blessings to love You. Glory be to You! You showed us Signs to know You and
immersed us in Your gifts and endowments. Yet, we are far from being thankful to
You. In return for Your approaching us, we disobey You. So unjust are we for our
selves by not giving You just esteem. So harsh are our hearts that we do not stand
modest in front of Your Greatness and Might. Our hearts may even were hardened and
became as stones or even worse in hardness, and indeed, there are stones out of which
rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them “stones” which split asunder so that
water flows from them and indeed, there are of them “stones” which fall down for fear
of You Allah Be Glory to You. At the end we pray Allah Almighty. O Allah! Please
make our hearts tender to be modest before Your Majesty. Thanks be to Allah, the
Cherisher and sustainer of the worlds. Peace and Blessings of Allah upon him who
guided us to the Right Path, Prophet Muhammad, and upon all his Folks and
Companions.




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"O People of the scripture come to a common word that is Just
                 between us and you"




    A Message to the People of the scripture




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                              In the name of Allah,

                The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate


                   A Message to the People of the scripture



        All praise is due to Allah, Lord of universe and prayers and peace be upon the
Best of Creatures, Muhammad and all his family and Companions.

        [ O People of the scripture ! ( Jews and Christians ) come to a common
word that is Just between us and you.]



        Our and your Lord, the One, the Single, the self-sufficient Master, He begets
not, nor was He begotten, glory to Him, says in His glorious Book:


         [And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians),
unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting
them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong;
and say (to them): ―We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to
you; our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah), and to Him we have

submitted (as Muslims). (Al-Ankabut:46)]



       This is a message of love directed to the Christian People of the Book. I started
it with what Allah, glory to Him, initiates when addressing His Prophet (pbuh) in the
Holy Qur‟an:


       Say (O Muhammad ‫― : ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬O people of the Scripture (Jews and
Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none

but Allah (Alone), and that we associate no partners with Him. (Al-Imran : 64)


………………………………………………………………….


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        Yes, People of the scripture . we have come to tell you the gentle and faithful
advice in a frank, simple, concise and obvious way, far away from complexity and
prejudice. Our advice is given to everyone of you who has a sane mind inside his head
and a tender heart inside his chest that is clear of devilish temptations and scrupulosity.


        We compassionately give this advice: Let‟s refer to a word of right judging
between you and us and come together get mutual understanding without hatred,
grudge, fanaticism or paganism racism. We all belong to Adam who was created by
Allah from clay. So, don‟t be stubborn and proud while defending null as we are all at
the end to return to earth.


           Let‟s approach and discuss it as friends each like too much good wishing to one
another.




The Beginning:


        Initially you and we shared rightfulness since thousands of years ago when we
all believed in Islam and accepted one god who has no partners as mentioned in the
invocation of the father of prophets and messengers, our master Abraham, with his first
son Ismaīl, peace be upon them, they said :


           [―Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation
submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage -
Hajj and Umrah), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts

repentance, The Most Merciful.] (Al-Baqarah :128)


           Then this was asserted through the context and sequence of the Ayãt (verses) in
Surat Al-Baqarah that included Abraham‟s second son, Isaac, then his son, Jacob as
Allah All-Mighty says in His Holy Qur‟an :




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         [And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) (I.e. Islamic
Monotheism) except him who befools himself? Truly, We chose him in this world and
verily, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous. * When his Lord said to him,
―Submit (i.e. be a Muslim)!‖ He said, ―I have submitted myself (as a Muslim) to the
Lord of the ‗Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists). * And this (submission to
Allah, Islam was enjoined by Ibrahim (Abraham) upon his sons and by Ya‘qub
(Jacob) (saying), ―O my sons! Allah has chosen for you the (true) religion, then die
not except in the Faith of Islam (as Muslims - Islamic Monotheism * Or were you
witnesses when death approached Ya‘qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons,
―What will you worship after me?‖ They said, ―We shall worship your Ilah (God-
Allah) the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael),Ishaq

(Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam)]. (Al-Baqarah:130-133)


         And what ultimately caused a rift between our belief and your numerous and
different beliefs was the call of damned Satan that aimed at making some people go
astray, away from the right path of Allah as stated in [Surat Al-A‟raf] :


         [And Surely, We created you (your father Adam) and then gave you shape
(the noble shape of a human being); then We told the angels, ―Prostrate yourselves to
Adam‖ and they prostrated themselves, except Iblis (Satan), he refused to be of those
who prostrated themselves. * (Allah) said: ―What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did
not prostrate yourself, when I commanded you?‖ Iblis said: ―I am better than him
(Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay.‖ * (Allah) said:
―O Iblis ) get down from this (Paradise), it is not for you to be arrogant here. Get
out, for you are of those humiliated and disgraced.‖ * (Iblis) said: ―Allow me respite
till the Day they are raised up (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).‖ * (Allah) said: ―You
are of those respited‖. * (Iblis) said: ―Because You have sent me astray, surely I will
sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. * ―Then I will come
to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left, and




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You will not find most of them as thankful ones (i.e. they will not be dutiful to You].

(Al-A‘raf 11-17)

         Historical events followed to bring to the surface what was affirmed by the
correct and undistorted heavenly messages of the Torah, the Bible and the holy Qur‟an,
as well as the Holy Qur'an that Allah took the pledges to preserve it and protect it from
distortion till the Day of Judgement. Along ages, Jewish, Christian and Muslim
historians recorded and all of them spoke of the offspring of Abraham, who were
prophets and messengers. When Abraham was old and advanced in years, he begot
Ismaīl from his wife [Hajar] whom [Sarah] presented him after she had taken her as a
gift from the king of Egypt. Then Abraham begot [Isaac] from Sarah after she had
become old and barren, being desperate of becoming a mother. But Her Lord sent her
good news that she would give birth to Isaac who would beget His grandson [Jacob]
(Israel), peace be upon them.


         By the order of Allah and owing to Sarah‟s jealousy towards Hajar that before
Sarah was granted Isaac, Abraham took his baby, Ismaīl and his wife Hajar to Makkah
the area of the Kaaba (the House of Allah). It was a deserted valley exposed to harsh
sun heat where there was no water or plants or udder. Abraham left his small family
there and returned to the sacred land in [Ashaam], (the area now called Palestine]. . He
invocated for Allah All-Mighty his famous invocation that mentioned in the Glorious
Qur‟an says:


        [ O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable
valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah) in order, O our Lord, that they
may perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). So fill some hearts among men with love
towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks]

(Ibrahim :37)

        Thus Allah All-Mighty answered Abraham‟s supplication and the water of
[Zamzam] burst forth from beneath the feet of little Ismaīl while he was crying out of
thirst and hunger and striking the ground with his small feet. This spring, Zamzam


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pours forth healthy fresh water that has healed people since thousands of years. The
water of this fountain does not dry or decrease but it increases whenever people drink
and wash their bodies from it to the extent that the number of those drinking and
washing. Today exceeds more than three million person in several days during the
pilgrimage season every year. The water grows incessantly, that is the favours of Allah
and blessing over [Ahl-Albeat], (the prophet Abraham‟s family).. and over to the old
[Kaaba] the muslims‟s [Qeblah], (direction to which Muslims turn in their prayers).


        Thus, a Muslim virtuous community was formed next to the [Kaaba], following
the straight religion of Abraham. Their prophet was his offspring Ismaīl, became so
numerous that they formed the tribe of [Quriesh] thousands of years ago till Muhammad
(pbuh) was born to the noblest branch of Quriesh in Makkah.


        As to Prophet Jacob, the son of Isaac was entitled (Israel) he inhabited the semi-
desert of coastal [Ashaam], (Palestine) and got twelve children, all (sons) the youngest
of whom was Prophet Joseph. (pbuh) Who‟s his eleven brothers conspired to take him
from his father on the pretext of play and get fun with them, but they were planning to
throw him into a well bottom. Then they went back to their father claiming that a wolf
ate Joseph. Then a caravan coming form Yemen and [Hejaz] heading for Egypt stopped
to get some water from the well. The travellers found Joseph, carried him and sold him
to the minister of Egypt. The minister bred Joseph in his palace like his son as he and
his wife were sterile of children. Next, Joseph grew up and reached manhood in the
minister‟s palace. He was so good-looking that he was described by the women invited
by the minister‟s wife to the palace to see Joseph. And seeing him for the first time, they
hurt their fingers while cutting fruit and said, [They said: ―How perfect is Allah (or

Allah forbid)! No man is this! This is none other than a noble angel!”] (Yusuf:31)

The remainder of the story is quite known to Muslims, Jews and Christians with little
difference. When Joseph became Egypt‟s prime minister, his parents and brothers came
and lived with him. Their successors then established the nation the sons of Israel (or
Jacob). They stayed in Egypt as honourable people for long years as long as they were
clinging to the religion of their forefathers: Abraham, Ismaīl, Isaac and Jacob and
worshipped one God, Allah . We are worshipping Him The One.




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          But when they missed the religion of their forefathers and forgot Allah‟s
teachings, He ignored them and left them out of His care and mercy for a while. As a
result, they were humiliated by the Pharaohs and Egyptians who employed them as
servants and exploited them in other low activities. They killed their children and kept
alive their women to work as maids. Allah, glory to Him, spoke to them describes their
tragic situation they were suffering in Egypt before the birth of Moses (pbuh) he said in
holy Qur‟an:


         [ And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir‘aun‘s (Pharaoh) people,
who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your

women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord.] (Al-Baqarah :49)


         While the Israelites were suffering heavily the humiliates at that time, Moses
was born in strange difficult circumstances as stated in the three revealed books: the
Torah, the Bible and the Holy Qur'an, with some marginal differences resulted from
distortions made by Jewish rabbis and Christian bishops in what are called the Old
Testament (the Torah) and the New Testament (the Bible). Moses fled from Egypt to
[Sina] There he married, and when he returns back, Egypt, and under the Mount
[Attoor], he received the Prophetic Message and the word of His Lord. He and his
brother, Aaron, were sent to the Pharaoh of Egypt to call him to embrace Islam but the
tyrant rejected their call and denied the existence of Allah. So, Moses went out with the
Children of Israel from Egypt and headed for [Sina]. They were twelve tribe, each tribe
representing one of Jacob‟s (Israel‟s) [sebt] (grandchild, i.e. Joseph and his brothers).


       In Sina and in the wake of a stage of Diaspora and Wandering due to the
Children‟s of Israel‟s repetition disobedience of their Prophet Moses (pbuh), they
resided in Palestine. Then many prophets were sent to them: some are mentioned in the
Holy Qur'an like David, Solomon, Ayyub, Jacob, Jonah, Zachariya and John and some
are not mentioned, till the birth of Jesus son of Virgin Mary both (pbuh), the last of the
Children of Israel‟s prophets.


               After the death of Moses, the Children of Israel spread over the Arab
Peninsula, especially in [Hejaz] and [Yemen].


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       The errors and problems of the Israelites were represented in the following :


1-   Their recurrent disobedience of Moses, which exposed them to Allah‟s anger and
damnation as explained in many verses of the Glorious Qur‟an such as:


     [ And (remember) when We appointed for Musa (Moses) forty nights, and (in
his absence) you took the calf (for worship), and you were Zalimun (polytheists and

wrongdoers]. (Al-Baqarah : 51)


     [ And (remember) when you said: ―O Musa (Moses)! We shall never believe in
you until we see Allah plainly. ― But you were seized with a thunder-bolt (lightning)

while you were looking]. (Al-Baqarah :55)


     [ And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the
Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to them : ―Be you monkeys, despised and rejected].

(Al-Baqarah : 65)

      [ Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the
tongue of Dawud (David) and Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because
they disobeyed (Allah and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond
bounds.* They used not to forbid one another from Al-Munkar (wrong, evil-doing,
sins, polytheism, disbelief) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to

do.] (Al-Maidah:78-79)



2-     Their distortion of the Torah up to their whims, wishes and enormous
       avaricious on earth. Allah says:

[ Do you (faithful believers) covet that they will believe in your religion inspite of the
fact that a party of them (Jewish rabbis) used to hear the Word of Allah [ the Taurat



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(Torah),] then they used to change it knowingly after they understood it ? ] (Al-

Baqarah :75)


      [ Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, ―
This is from Allah, to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands

have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby]. (Al-Baqarah:79)



3-     Killing their prophets as mentioned by Allah in holy Qur‟an :

        [ And they were covered with humiliation and misery: and they drew on
themselves the Wrath of Allah. That was because they used to disbelieve the Ayat
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations etc.) of Allah and killed the
Prophets wrongfully. That was because they disobeyed and used to transgress the

bounds (in their disobedience to Allah, i.e. commit crimes and sins].                 (Al-
Baqarah:61)


       [ And indeed, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book and followed him up with a
succession of Messengers. And We gave Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), clear
signs and supported him with Ruh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel) ‫ .] ال س الم ع ل يه‬Is it
that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not,
you grew arrogant? Some you disbelieved and some you killed. * And they say, ―Our
hearts are wrapped (i.e. do not hear or understand Allah‘s Word), ―Nay, Allah has

cursed them for their disbelief, so little is that which they believe]   ( Al-Baqarah: 87-
88)


4-     Their claim, that they are Allah‟s preferred, and they are the sons of Allah and
His beloved people. Also in their view, Allah created Paradise for their own sake as
well as for the Christians‟sake after them. Even if they are ordained to be entered into
Hell, they will be staying in it only for few days. They also see non-Jewish and non-



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Christian peoples as lower classes of servants. So, it is permissible for the Jews, in their
opinion, to kill others and take their money by means of plundering or cheating. Allah,
glory to Him, describes their natures and refutes their claims in the Glorious Qur‟an,
says :




         [ And (both) the Jews and the Christians say: ―We are the children of Allah
and His loved ones.‖ Say: ―Why then does He punish you for your sins?‖ Nay, you
are but human beings of those He has created, He forgives whom He wills and He
punishes whom He wills. And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the

earth and all that is between them; and to Him is the return (of all)]. (Al-Maidah:18)

[ Say to (them): ―If the home of the Hereafter with Allah is indeed for you specially
and not for others, of mankind, then long for death if you are truthful. * But they will
never long for it because of what their hands have sent before them (i.e. what they
have done). And Allah is All-Aware of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers].

(A-Baqarah:94-95)

         This is the result of the Children of Israel‟s crimes that brought them Allah‟s
wrath and curse till the Day of Resurrection though they are the offspring of Allah‟s
prophets and their first ancestor is Abraham (pbuh), the father of all prophets. Only
those who repented, maintained faith and did good deeds will be forgiven by Allah, the
Most Forgiving and the Most Merciful. This is manifested in Allah‟s Holy Qur‟an :


         [ Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which
We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are
the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers. * Except those who repent and do
righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will
accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most
Merciful. * Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they
on whom is the Curse of Allah and of the angles and of mankind, combined. * They
will abide therein (under the       curse in Hell), their punishment will neither be
lightened, nor will they be reprieved. * And your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God-Allah),


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La ilaha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the

Most Gracious, the Most Merciful ] (Al-Baqarah: 159-163)




         The basic reason behind the Children of Israel‟s infidelity was their denial of
the Message of Muhammad (pbuh), the prophet of both worlds jinn and mankind as
well as their denial of the Holy Qur'an though there were witnesses belonging to them
certifying that it was revealed from Allah, Lord of Muslims, Jews and Christians and all
both worlds jinn and mankind. The other reason was that they took partners with Allah
when they said as mentioned by Allah in the Glorious Qur‟an, [And the Jews say :
Uzair (Azra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah.
That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the saying of those who disbelieved

aforetime. Allah‘s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!] (Al-

Taubah:30). The Christians went further when they claimed that Allah is the third of
three gods, or that He has a son or that the father and the son share deity with Gabrial,
the Holy Spirit. Or these superstitions that are far away from reason and logic and
others were they invented after Jesus son of Virgin Mary (pbuh) had been raised up to
heaven. Certainly, all of them Jews and Christians will use not of those claims unless
they believe that Allah is One with no partners, and Muhammad (pbuh) is Allah‟s
Messenger and His last prophet and the Holy Qur'an is Allah‟s Book to both of Jinn and
Mankind.


Who is Muhammad? .. And What is the Qur’an? The Glorious book that revealed
by All-Mighty Allah ?


           Muhammad (pbuh) was born in respectable Makkah and his family was the
noblest one in [Quraish] tribe whose roots were attributed to Ismaīl, the son of Abraham
(pbuh). Muhammad (pbuh) was born in the so-called Elephant Year (570 A.D.) The
Elephant story is considered as an authentic historical event written down by historians
everywhere. The story is also asserted through the marks of the roads taken by the
Elephant‟s Companions amongst the Arab tribes that have been quite known up to the
present time, starting from Yemen, passing through Tohama Mounts, arrive Taif and



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reach finally to the highest of Makkah‟s borders. The story has been stated by all
academic and historical encyclopedias for many centuries, and till today. So, there is no
way to non-Muslims to argue or deny the story. As for us, Muslims, we learned about
the story and got assured of it through the Glorious Qur‟an, the most correct book on
this world. We say such words because this incident or historical event shades light,
how the sacredness and greatness of the [Kaaba] and its undoubted existence in the holy
city of Makkah. This distinguished location at the centre of the earth was selected by
All-Mighty Allah to be the [Qeblah of Muslims] (i.e. the direction to which they turn for
prayers). Every year, they go to the Kaaba to perform [hajj] or [umrah] pilgrimage
following the steps of Abraham and Ismaīl, and confirmed to the message and prophecy
of Muhammad (peace and blessings on all of them)


           Following is a simple summary of this story or that wonder event that
considers a sign of Allah‟s power:


Abraha’s Elephant :




         In the midst of the sixth century after Christ, the king of Hbyssinia (now
Ethiopia) sent a huge army to support some Christians in Yemen who were looking for
taking power in that country. He appointed his minister and adviser, (Aryat) as head of
that expedition and chose (Abraha Al-Ashram) to be the army leader. After matters had
been stable for the Hbyssinians in Yemen, Abraha led a coup against the Hbyssinian
prince Aryat, dominated Yemen and rebelled against the Hbyssinian king himself. At
that time, most Hbyssinians and the majority of the Yemeni people were embracing
Christianity, few numbers of them were Jews and the remain were idolaters worshippers
of images, stones and trees. Abraha then started to look forward for developing
Yemen‟s economy through converting it into a destination for the goods-borne caravans
coming from India and heading for the Arab Peninsula and to [Ashaam] as well as the
goods coming from [Ashaam] and reaching Aden and Oman‟s coasts. Abraha also
looked forward to spread Christianity among the urban and bedouin tribes in the Arab
Peninsula. But his Arab Yemeni advisers advised him that it is difficult and far-fetched
target to obtain since all caravans trading goods between India and [Ashaam] were
passing and stopping in Makkah which contain the Ka‟aba that was a sacred place of


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pilgrimage for the Arabs. They called (Sacred House) and went there for blessings in
response of Abraham‟s supplication when he brought our mother [Hajar] and her baby
Ismaīl to that sacred valley. Abraham prayed to Allah saying:


        [O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable
valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah) in order, O our Lord, that they
may perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). So fill some hearts among men with love
towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.]

(Ibrahim:37)

         Hence, Quraish tribe the nobility and the masters of Makkah were the first to
get economic benefits from those caravans due to the existence of the (Sacred House) as
mentioned by the Glorious Qur‟an:


         [ It is a great Grace and Protection from Allah) for the taming of the
Quraish, * (And with all those Allah‘s Grace and Protections for their taming, We
cause) the (Quraish) caravans to set forth safe in winter (to the south) and in
summer (to the north without any fear), * So let them worship (Allah) the Lord of
this House (the Ka‘bah in Makkah), * (He) who has fed them against hunger, and

has made them safe from fear. ] (Surat Quraish : 106)


        Other people suggested Abraha to soon build a huge magnificent church to be
talking about it by both east and the west. This way, the commercial caravans would
convert to Yemen for the purpose of visiting it and to get blessings. So, Abraha started
to build that church that he called (Al-Qulleas). He employed thousands of Yemenians
laborers for this job, whose country was occupied by him, till the church became a
wonder of magnificent building at that time. Then he began to send delegations all over
the Arab Peninsula from Iraq and the (Ashaam) as well as from mid [Najd], [Hejaz] and
[Tohama] to the Gulf coasts to preach Christianity and invite people to visit (Al-
Qulleas) for blessings. But there was no response and the Arabs and the bedouins
continued to pass and stay in Makkah even when they go and back during their
traveling.


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         Seeing that, Abraha got angry and gathered his Yemenian and Hbyssinian
consultants who advised him this time to prepare a huge army to humiliate the Arab
tribes in Tohama and Hejaz and go away to Makkah to destroy the Kaaba and bring its
stones to Yemen so that the people of Quraish could not rebuild it. The consultants also
assured Abraha that the famous biggest Arab tribes in the region were not united on one
word and were suffering disputes. So, he would find no resistance during his expedition
to Makkah to destroy the Kaaba.

         Actually Abraha prepared his army equipped with various weapons that were
common at that time and placed a giant elephant at the front of the army to terrify the
Arab tribes it would meet on its way to Makkah. He further drew a plan which he
carried out at the beginning of his journey for humiliating the Arab tribes principles
who tried to resist him when they learned that he was heading for Makkah to destroy the
Kaaba.


           So when Abraha reached any tribe, and after defeated it he killed its men and
captured its women and children. He let his Hbyssinian soldiers take hold of pastures,
cattles and peasants‟s harvest by force. The news of debasing and scaring the early
tribes and the maltreatment of their people was arrived to hearing to the princes and
[Sheikhs] of the next tribes along the route. As they were frightened and worried about
the destiny of their wives and children, that cause whenever abraha‟s army come close
their villages on his way, and before attack them, they got ready to receive him
obediently and submissively, offering whatever assistance the army would need: food,
provisions and water. They also got prepared to send guides with Abraha to show him
the easy way to Makkah in sake of saving their women and children from his army's
violence. When Abraha reached the plains situated among the valleys of highest east
Makkah from the direction of (Attaif) way, he stayed there and sent his vanguards to
roam around Makkah and get acquainted with the area. But the vanguards returned to
Abraha with a stock of camels, cattle and cows that they seized during their
reconnaissance mission. They captured within what they seized two hundred camels
belonging to [Abdul-Mottalib bin Hashim], the grandfather of Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) and he was master of Quraish, and grand of Makkah.




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         When Abdul-Mottalib knew about the incident, he sent somebody asked for a
permission to meet Abraha. The latter thought that Abdul-Mottalib want to come to
argue and advocate against his wish to demolish the Kaaba. When Abdul-Mottalib was
given permission to meet Abraha, Abraha soon said to him: You‟re the master of
Quraish and the leader of Makkah. I came to your country not to fight or harm you. I
came only to demolish this house where you get consecrated and glorified. If you stand
in my way, I‟ll fight you and you will not find any one who could defense against me.
Then Abdul-Mottalib answered: O King of Yemen. I just wished to meet you to ask to
return my camels. Astonished at the answer, Abraha said: O man. You‟re the master of
your people and their wisest figure. I‟m telling you that I came to destroy the Kaaba that
you call it House of Allah and His place of blessings. Aren‟t you advocating it? Does all
you want are the camels?


        Abdul-Mottalib then said his famous word: (I‟m the owner of the camels. As to
the House, it has its Lord to prevent it). In another narration, historians stated that he
said: (I‟m the owner of the camels. As to the House, it has its Lord to protect it).
Hearing that, Abraha got more amazed and ordered his soldiers to return him his camels
and said to Abdul-Mottalib : No way, I must demolish your Kaaba and I want to see
who will prevent me. After few days, Abraha‟s army got completely ready. One
morning, Abraha ordered his army to march to enter Makkah. He put the elephant at the
front of the army and gave the take-off signal. But the elephant kneeled down and did
not move. The soldiers beat it and raised it once again after strenuous efforts. When
they tried to direct it towards Yemen, it ran fast and same was the case when it was
turned to the north and to the east. But when they directed it again to Makkah, it kneeled
down once again at its place and did not move a step at all. Feeling desperate and
disappointed with the elephant, Abraha decided to leave it and ordered his soldiers to
march on without it. Before he gave the take-off signal, he and his soldiers saw great
dark clouds coming from the sea direction, west Makkah, until became over them so the
whole sky was turned into darkness. At the beginning, the aggressors thought them to
be a good sign of support of them in form of rains sent by their God to bless their
determination to enter Makkah for destroying the Kaaba. But they suddenly
thunderstrucked when, they found the clouds raining little stones of baked clay at them
and discovered that the great darkness in the sky was millions of black birds in huge
flocks: each bird carried three small stones like chick peas into its beak and claws, that


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were described by the Glorious Qur‟an (Ababeil Birds) as successive flights of birds
having no space between them and looking as thick clouds. Such birds dropped their
stones on Abraha‟s army members. When a soldier was hit with one stone, his skin and
flesh were stripped off immediately and fell to the ground before their eyes as if those
skin and flesh like tree leaves chewed by animals, and eject the remains.


          The effect of those small stones was like that of powerful nuclear condensate
radiation as what happened in the case of the two nuclear bombs dropped by America
over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of the Second World War. The
radiation and the heat caused by the explosion burnt the skin of the two cities‟ people
till their bodies were stripped off to the ground in front of their eyes before they die.


         Thus in the same way, Abraha‟s army was destroyed. Few numbers including
Abraha himself fled but they died before they could reach Yemen.


         On that horrible historical event, Allah, Exalted and Glorified, tells us about the
story in His Glorious Book in Surat Al-Feel (The Elephant):


         [ Have you (O Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬not seen how your Lord dealt
with the owners of the Elephant? [ The Elephant army which came from Yemen
under the command of Abrahah Al-Ashram intending to destroy the Ka‘bah at
Makkah]* Did He not make their plot go astray? * And He sent against them birds, in
flocks, * Striking them with stones of sijjil (baked clay). * And He made them like (an

empty field of) stalks ( of which the corn has been eaten up by cattle). (Surat Al-

Feel).



Birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):

          Months after that famous event, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born in the
holy city of Makkah. His father died two months after his mother was pregnant with
him, and he became totally orphan when he lost his mother at the age of six. Then he
was in custody by his grandfather Abdul-Mottalib, master of Quraish and leader of



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Makkah at that time. When Muhammad (pbuh) was eight, his grandfather died and his
uncle Abu-Talib took care of him. Muhammad (pbuh) used to pasturing sheeps when
he was young. Then he got married the believer‟s mother [Khadīja], (may Allah be
pleased with her), when he was twenty five and started his prophecy at the age of forty.


              He was unlettered all his life, knowing not how to read or to write. He
did not listen to orators or poets in his era. He was not known to be a poet at all.
Although he was the best one among his people as far as good manners, politest and
bashfulness. He was called the Faithful also the Honest Man as he did not tell a single
lie along his life and the honest because people used to keep their money and precious
belongings as trust in his house when they travelled for trade and got them all back
when they returned, although without issuing receipts or bringing witnesses. He did not
accompany vulgar people and did not sit at streets even when he was young . These
were his qualities and manners before the Prophetic Message. Then how he be after it.?


       He received the Revelation of Holy Qur'an for the first time at the age of forty
when Gabrial descended from heaven over him at the Cave of [Hiraa] at the top of (An-
Nour) Mount in the holy Makkah. Gabrial recited taught Muhammad (pbuh) the first
ayāt of the Holy Qur'an, from Surat [Al-Alaq) [Read! In the Name of Your Lord Who
has created (all that exists). * He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick

coagulated blood). ] (Al-Alaq :1-2) Muhammad (pbuh) was then ordered to inform

Allah‟s Call Message and rectify his people‟s concepts in the beginning and then, he
was sent by Allah as a guide to His way, propitious and a propagandist of His All-
Mighty Allah of the two kind of creature, mankind and jinn. He was steadied in        his
call and strove for it, bearing harm and persecution exercised by his people in the
beginning. His persecutors of infidels and polytheists in Makkah thought that he was
aspiring to be a leader, to be the king or looking for fortune. So, One of the masters,
Otba bin Rabeea, who was called Aba Al-Waleed, volunteered to go to Muhammad
(pbuh) and speak with him. He said: O my brother‟s son. If you want from your call to
get money, we are ready to collect some of ours till you become the richest among us. If
you want leadership, we will master you and we will consult you before making any
decisions. And if you want to rule us, we will make you the king of our country. But
Muhammad (pbuh) answered the man by reciting some verses of the Glorious Qur‟an


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that amazed Aba Al-Waleed. Then he back his people, whom went to his uncle Aba -
Talib , and said to him: Do you know what your nephew has done? He belittled our
forefathers and cursed our gods whom we are worshiping. We came to you to prevent
him from doing this or we are going to kill him. When Aba-Talib spoke to Muhammad
(pbuh), he replied (O.my uncle. I swear by Allah. Even if they bring the sun down
and put it in my right hand, and the moon in my left and, to make me leave this
matter, I woud’nt till Allah raised it up for all people, or I would perish myself for
it).
              Such situations stated by historians asserted the faithfulness of
Muhammad‟s Prophetic Message: the Holy Qur'an revealed by Allah. It is worth
mentioning that Gabrial, the Holy Spirit, peace be upon him, told the Prophet (pbuh)
that Allah could have made him a king messenger (like David and Solomon) if he had
wished. But he did not want so and said: (I’d like to be a servant (of Allah) and a his
messenger). Gabrial, peace be upon him, also revealed to him that Allah could have
transform all the sands in Makkah to a pure gold for you, but he said: (No, my Lord. I
prefer to be hungry one day and satisfy my appetite another day. Then the day I
am hungry, I pray and supplicate to You and the day I am full, I thank and glorify
You).



Muhammad’s Message (pbuh) :

         The target sought by Muhammad (pbuh) for which he strove all his life was to
inform His Lord‟s Message to the people, get them out of the darkness of polytheism
and worship of idols to the light of monotheism, and to worship Allah: the One and the
Single and to save them from Fire.



         Muhammad‟s Message and Prophecy and his being the last Messenger had
been preached by the Torah and the Bible before they were corrupted by Jewish rabbis
and Christian bishops hundreds of years ago. But In spite of corruption, traces of light
have been remained in the deviated versions that heralded the coming of Muhammad
(pbuh). This drives us to give a concise review of the conditions and changes undergone
by the Bible of Jesus, peace be upon him. It is beyond doubt, according to Christian
scholars themselves that the original Bible of Jesus totally disappeared few years after


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Allah All-Mighty had raised him to heaven. Then some seventy gospels were found;
each one differed in it‟s content than the others. They couldn‟t find even two copies
identical in text and content. Christian scholars also confessed that one of those gospels
was not written in the era of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, but it was composed by
some students of his apostles.

          It was further proved for them that some gospels were written by a number of
the followers of the students of the apostles. Each follower claimed that the material of
his book had been derived from the sayings of their teachers who had been students of
the apostles. They filled these various gospels with imagination, superstitions and
oddity stories scarcely accepted by mind or logic, and all of them were broken predicate
from the sources, also, not a single version was found to be written by a hand or one
student of the apostles since the missing original Bible left by Jesus Christ and written
by the hands of the apostles themselves in their age was written in old Greek language.
Also today there is not even a single old copy anywhere in the world, that was written in
Greek in the era of the Christ. That is the Christian scholars and the grand Christian
bishops and church heads all over the world had to hold the first synod meeting in the
city of Neyqia in (325 A.D.) and called it (Neyqia First Ecumenical Synod). In that
meeting, they briefed that great number of gospels to be only four: John‟s Gospel,
Matthew‟s Gospel, Mark‟s Gospel and Luke‟s Gospel. As denoted by names, each
gospel is attributed to its writer and each differs and obviously contradicts with the
others as regards many essential and secondary topics. And they concealed everything
about Bernaba‟s Gospel. The synod meetings followed after Neyqia (325 A.D.), and the
most famous of them was Constantinople First Synod (381A.D.), Éphèse (431),
Chalcèdoine (451) and Constantinople Second (869). We are going later to discuss the
essential nature of the decisions taken by Christian scholars in those synods each
separately. We are also going to tell about the annunciation of the prophecy of
Muhammad (pbuh) that remained in the Torah in spite of distorted it . But not before
narrating the story of Bernaba‟s Gospel that they (Christian scholars) have attempted to
deny and conceal it to extinguish the light that appeared among its lines, but All-
Mighty Allah manifested it up, as stated in the Glorious Qur‟an:


          [ And (remember) when Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: ―O
Children of Israel I am the Messenger of Allah unto you, confirming the Taurat


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[(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come
after me, whose name shall be Ahmad. But when he (Ahmad i.e. Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل‬
‫ )عليه وسلن‬came to them with clear proofs, they Said: ― This is plain magic.* And who
does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allah, while he is being
invited to Islam? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists,
wrong-doers and disbelievers) folk. * They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e.
the Religion of Islam, this Qur‘an, and the Prophet Muhammad             ‫)صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬
with their mouths. But Allah will bring His Light to perfection even though the

disbelievers hate (it)](As-Saff : 6-8)


              This does not mean that Bernaba‟s Gospel represents the sayings of Jesus,
peace be upon him, and all what was mentioned in the Torah without distortion. This
gospel has also been apt to deviation in the form of additions and omissions during the
process of transferring and copying it for several times. It was hardly saved from
alternation like what they called the other gospels but they were totally different from
the lost single original Bible revealed to Jesus, and disappeared completely.



Who is Bernaba ?

       Bernaba was one of Christ‟s followers or his twelve apostles who were
persevered and desirous on spreading his correct call and preaching the coming of the
resurrection day. He gained the confidence of Christ who entrusted him with preaching
in cities and villages for Islām religion (the same faith of Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob,
Al-Asbat (the offspring of the twelve sons of Jacob), Moses, Jesus and Muhammad,
peace and blessings be on them all.)


       This apostle, Bernaba, found a gospel for him in which he recorded the story of
Christ. Though his gospel has broken predicate from the sources like the other Gospels
of John, Matthew, Mark and Luke, but it is distinguished from them as regards rhetoric
and accurate expressions in addition to having lines about events and information that
completely disappeared and effaced in the other gospels. Some of these events and
informations go in harmony with what is truths mentioned in the Glorious Qur‟an about


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what is permissible and impermissible, and the nature of Jesus as he is a messenger
from Allah and the annunciation of Muhammad (pbuh) overtly, not indirectly. When the
clergymen found that Bernabas Gospel would betray their claims on which they had
corrupted the other contradicting gospels of John, Matthew, Mark and Luke, according
to which they had made the things prohibited by Allah permissible and when they
found that Bernaba mentioned the name of Muhammad (pbuh) many times and
described Jesus as a human being and a messenger sent by Allah, not a god or a gods
son, and he was a messenger as the others messengers revealed by All-Mighty Allah,
they rejected this gospel and hided it for a while. Till Gélasius, Pope of Rome (492
A.D.) Came and took power, he ordered heads of churches in all over the world to
confiscate all copies of this gospel to spoil and burn them.. Yet, the Pope kept a copy
for himself in his private bookcase in Vatican. He also ordered that the name of Bernaba
be omitted as an apostle having a common gospel with the aim of eliminating its effect
from Christian history. Hence, we find today in Matthews Gospel a list of the names of
Christ‟s twelve disciples excluding Bernaba whose gospel‟s list of names lacked Toma
and Peter. But what ever they eliminated or changed the names of Jesuss twelve
apostles, they are known to everyone, including the name of Bernaba who cannot be
denied by historians.


       In the middle of the sixteenth century, Monk (Fram Rhino) found out Pope
Urbanuss letters that talked about Bernabas Gospel, and called to witness with it. Then
the monk searched about that gospel but he failed till he became a very close person to
Pope (Sixte V- 1585 A.D.).


       The copy of Bernabas Gospel which kept by Pope Gélasius in the Vatican
bookcase was still imprisoned among the old books which covered with time dust along
hundreds of years… So, owing to the intimate relationship between Rhino and Sixte, the
latter allowed the former to search freely in the Pope‟s private bookcase in Vatican.




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       During searching, Rhino managed to get that copy of Bernabas Gospel written
in Italian. When he went through it, he found that the book stated that Jesus was not
more than a human being and a messenger from Allah. These words were stated to the
letter in chapter 220: (And this mocking shall continue until the advent of Muhammad;,
the Messenger ;of God, who, when he shall come, shall reveal this deception to those
who believe in God's Law ).


       The gospel also mentioned that All-Mighty Allah is the Lord of the two kind of
creature mankind and Jinn, and the Creator of heavens and earth and that the boy who
was due to be slaughtered and then was freed by a sheep was Ismaīl, son of Abraham
and not Isaac. The gospel further denied the incident of the crucifixion of Christ but
rather asserted that Allah made his disciple Yahuza al-Askharyuti look like him just as
stated by the Glorious Qur‟an:


      [ And because of their saying (in boast), ―we killed Messiah ―Isa (Jesus), son
of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,‖- but they killed him not, nor crucified
him, but the resemblance of ‗Isa (Jesus) was put over another man (And they killed
that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain)
knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e.
Isa (jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) ‫ * ال س الم ع ل يهما‬But Allah raised him
[Isa(Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he ‫ ال س الم ع ل يه‬is in
the heavens). And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise. * And there is none of the
people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) but must believe in him [ Isa (Jesus),
son of Maryam (Mary), as only a Messenger of Allah and a human being] before his
[Isa(Jesus) ‫ ال س الم ع ل يه‬or a Jew‘s or a Christian‘s] death (at the time of the
appearance of the angle of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he [Isa (Jesus)

will be a witness against them ]. (An-Nisa : 157-159)


       As a result of this discovery, Fram Rhino believed in Muhammad (pbuh) and the
Holy Qur'an as a book revealed by All-Mighty Allah. He then sought to spread




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Bernabas Gospel after he had brought it out of its prison made by ex popes behind the
strong walls of Vatican.


       After that, another copy in Spanish that was identical in text to the Italian one
was found early in the eighteenth century.

       Lately, a bishop Dr. Charles Francis, Boto, has declared in his book (The
Missing Years of Jesus Discovered) that the Church in its early age took away a gospel
called Bernaba that matched the manuscripts found out recently in the area of the Dead
Sea and that supported such a gospel. It is to be mentioned that those ancient
manuscripts were discovered inside potteries buried in a hole next to the Dead Sea
coast…The Jordanian government is currently keeping all those manuscripts that were
seen by (Dr. D. F. Olbrite), one of the pillars of gospels archaeology. He said: These
manuscripts are undoubtedly correct…


       Besides, Bishop (A. Powell Davis), head of the Church of All Saints in
Washington, said in his book (Dead Sea Manuscripts): The Dead Sea manuscripts are
the greatest among the most important discoveries along many centuries. Their
information may change the current traditional concept of the Bible as these
manuscripts state that: (Jesus was the messenger of the Christians and there will be
another messenger after him). Thus Allah showed His Light through their tongues and
hands as He, glory to Him, said in His Glorious Qur‟an:


       [ And the Jews say : Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say:
Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the
saying of those who disbelieved aforetime. Allah‘s Curse be on them, how they are
deluded away from the truth!. * They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and
their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they
made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by
Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they
(Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel
(Gospel)] to worship none but One Ilah (God - Allah) La Ilaha Illa Huwa (none has
the right to be worshipped but He) Praise and glory be to Him (far above is He) from


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having the partners they associate (with Him). * They (the disbelievers, the Jews and
the Christians) want to extinguish Allah‘s Light (with which Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل عليه‬
‫ وسلن‬has been sent-Islamic Monotheism) with their mouths, but Allah will not allow
except that His Light should be perfected even though the Kafirun (disbelievers) hate
(it). * It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬with
guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even
though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of

Allah), hate (it), ] ( At-Taubah: 30-33)


        Following is some evidence from the Torah about the annunciation of the
coming of our master Muhammad (pbuh) in spite of corruption, elimination and
alternation crimes committed by the Jews and the Christians in the Old and New
Testaments. Allah, Exalted and Glorious, ordained that some facts and evidence be
saved from omission and deletion to be an evidence against them on the Doomsday.



* In the Torah: Chapter (18) from the Deuteronomy Book, Moses, peace be upon him,
says: (The Lord then said to me, “What they have asked is good. I will raise up a
prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his
mouth and he will speak to them whatever I want. I myself will hold responsible anyone
who then pays no attention to the words that prophet will speak in my name )… This
annunciation as indicated by Boshra Zakhari Mikhaīl in his book (Muhammad, the
Messenger of Allah, As Announced by the Gospels) is not that of Yūsha‟ according to
the claims of Jewish rabbis, nor it is that of Christ according to the explanations of
Christian theologians. The evidence here is the phrase (like you), as Yūsha‟ was not like
Moses since he did not receive a revealed book (from Allah). Meanwhile, Jesus was not
like Moses as he was born without father, and he had no [Sharī‟a] (law) whereas
Moses had. Moreover, the annunciation did not mention from them [i.e. the children of
   Israel (Jacob)] but mentioned from their cousins who were Ismaīl and his offspring.




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* In the Torah: Chapter (32) from the Exception Book (11), Allah, Exalted and
Glorious, said: (They have made me jealous with nondeities, provoking me with their
worthless gods; so I myself will make them jealous with a nonpeople, with a nation
slow to learn I will provoke them). This enthusiasm by Allah over the Jews came true
when He sent Muhammad (pbuh) as indicated in the Glorious Qur‟an:


       [ He it is Who sent among the Unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhmmad ‫صلى‬
‫ )اهلل عليه وسلن‬from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them
(from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur‘an,
Islamic laws and Islamic Jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways,
orders, acts of worship of Prophet Muhammad ‫ .)صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬And verily, they had

been before in manifest error;] (Al-Jumu‘ah : 2)


* In the Torah, Chapter (11) from the Genesis, (13) Allah said to epithet of Prophet
Abraham said: (But I will also make the son of the slave wife into a great nation, for he
is your descendant too.” ). This is shown in Abraham‟s supplication stated in the
Glorious Qur‟an,


        [ Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation
submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage -
Hajj and Umrah), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the one Who accepts
repentance, the Most Merciful. * Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their
own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل عليه‬
‫ ,) وسلن‬who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this
Qur‘an) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence or
wisdom or Prophethood), and purify them Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-

Wise]. (Al-Baqarah :128-129)


        That nation from Abraham‟s offspring was the nation of Muhammad (pbuh). It
was thus the progeny of Ismaīl, the son of the Slave woman, Hajar.


* In the Gospel of John, Jesus Christ said:
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(If you love me, you will obey my commandments. Then I will ask the Lord, and he
will give you another Advocate ) 14,15/16 John.


       He also said: (the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord will send in my name, will teach
you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you. ) 14/26 John


      He also said: ( he will testify about me ) 15/26 John.


      He also said: (, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go
away, the Advocate will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you. And when
he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and
judgment . ) 16,7/8 John.


     And said also: (But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all
truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and
will tell you what is to come. He will glorify me, ) 16,13/14 John.


      We understand from these sayings that Christ Jesus declared that Allah would
send a human being after him to do the role, as John introduce him as, a prophet who
would listen to Allah‟s words then transfer them to the people. All those descriptions
refer most accurately to the last prophet and messenger, Muhammad (pbuh).


       After we reviewed the evidence of the Torah and the Bible on the annunciation
of the coming of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), let‟s resume to complete our talk about
him (pbuh) and about his greater miracle, the Glorious Qur‟an that was revealed to him
as guidance and glad tidings to the believers.


       We have learned from the biographies of the prophets that many of them when
sent by All-Mighty Allah to guide people to the right way, He Glory to Him supported
them with signs of miracles and extraordinary power running in between their hands for
two reasons. First, when people would see those extraordinary actions done by the
messengers, they would rest assured with and believe in their message and get affirmed
that such miracles were made by a Powerful God Who can do anything. Second, those
miracles would strengthen the messengers when facing their infidel enemies. Following


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are examples of some prophets and messengers, peace upon them, backed by Allah‟s
miracles and extraordinary actions, just for the purpose of clarification, not for the
purpose of counting.


        That is Noah‟s miracle was the Ark and the Flood. Abraham was thrown into
the fire that became cool and safe by Allah‟s Will and caused no harm to him. When
Lūt was disobeyed by his people who committed vices and sodomy, Allah plagued
them with a shower of evil, turned their cities upside down and caused the earth to
swallow them up. Thousands of the people of Sãleh, Thamūd, drink from the udder of
the she-camel of Allah. But when they slaughtered her, they were overtaken by the
mighty shout and they became lay prostrate in their homes before the morning. Their
habitations have been reside not except for a little and now they constitute an example
for those      passers-by wishing to get lessons and benefits. Moses was sent with nine
clear signs for Pharaoh and his people. Allah made the wind to obey Solomon's order.
In order to him, the wind moves forward during a month, and backwards during a
month. He All-Mighty made him a font of molten brass liquefy and made subject to
him Jinn that worked in front of him in all crafts and extracted the seas treasures for
him. Solomon was also taught the speech of birds and the tongue of animals. Jesus
spoke in childhood, brought the dead into life and healed those born blind and the lepers
by Allah‟s leave. Also a Table with viands was bring down to him from heaven.




What is the miracle of Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him)?

            As previously mentioned, from the moment of his birth till the age of forty,
Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) had been an illiterate. He had never
learnt to read or write. He had never compose a verse of poetry. He neither joined with
sages, scientists, orators or poets in order to quote from them.. such a matter was known
and discussed by his People in Makkah and it was unarguably mentioned by historians
along the history.




The Holy Qur'an, the Greatest Miracle:



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        Here the question arises in this concern: how can a man with such qualities and
extent of illiteracy come up with this Holy Qur'an in evident classical Arabic? The
Holy Qur'an is a book revealed from Allah. Upon reading it, the person ever finds
knowledge that stunned scholars; rhetoric what surprised orators, from rhyme and
meanings what surprised poets, from literature and prose what stunned the literaries,
from high, language and grandiloquence what surprised           eloquent people, sound
syntactical grammar and morphology what dazed grammarians since that age and up till
now. From the stories of the predecessors what amazed historians, from the future news
what surprised the pursuers, from enacting laws and legislations what perplexed the
famous legislators of our present time, from distinguished and just organization of
social affairs related to all the walks of life on both the individual and societal levels
what dazzled psychologists and sociologists, from a fair and accurate economic system
what flabbergasted all economists in the eastern and western worlds.


        After conducting studies in such diverse sciences, literature, logic, languages,
arts and legislations, all those specialists decided that the Holy Qur'an is neither verse
nor prose. Its eloquence and rhetoric surpassed the rhetorical frontier of all human
poetry and literature so much so that Al-Waleed Ibnul-Mughirah, [Abu-Jahl's uncle],
who was one of the greatest and most eloquent persons in Quraish, after eavesdropping
the Holy Qur'an from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) he said to his folk Bani
Makhzoum: I swear by Allah that I have heard words uttered by Muhammad which
resemble neither the speech of humans nor that of the jinn. It is wonderfully fascinating
form, and fruitful the top, plentiful the bottom. ( It is like a tree whose branches are
generously fruitful and whose roots are graciously fertile). It is mounts, nothing must be
over it. As Allah, glory to Him, says in the Holy Qur'an:



       [ Say : ― If the mankind and the jinn were together to produce the like of this
Qur‘an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another ].

(Al-Isra’:88)

        When the Holy Qur'an was revealed, the Arabs were intuitively inclined to
glorify rhetoric, literature, poetry and orations. They used to hold competitions in an



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annual gathering called [Okaz] where some notable poets, orators used to referee their
poems. The winning poem was to be written in gold and hung on the curtains of Ka'aba
in Makkah. This is why they were called (the seven moallakat) as the seven hung
poems. Therefore, they were surprised and bewildered when they heard such this Holy
Qur'an recited by a man who was known as an illiterate. So that was magnificently
miraculous that they could not contradict it. Then most of them believed it. Allah, praise
be to Him, addressed Prophet Muhammad in the Holy Qur'an saying:


        [ Neither did you ( O Muhammad ‫ )صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬read any book before it
(this Qur‘an), nor did you write any book (whatsoever) with your right hand. In that

case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted ] (Al-Ankabut :48)


         This Qur‟an revealed to the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) before (1400) years
grand miracle not only as an evidence for his prophecy, but also as a great miracle in
It‟s contains and what it included from information and various sciences, as Glory to

Him Allah Says: [ We have neglected nothing in the book ] (Al-Anaam : 38)


         Any body read and ponder it even was a Muslim or non- Muslim, he will say
himself : That‟s impossible this Qur‟an to be a Jinn or Human speech, it is clearly
speech of Great [Ilah], ( The God), falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind
it as All-Mighty Allah Said:


      [ Verily, those who disbelieved in the Reminder (i.e. the Qur‘an) when it came
to them (shall receive the punishment). And verily, it is an honourable well-fortified
respected Book (because it is Allah‘s Speech, and He has protected it from
corruption. (See V.15:9) * Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it :

(it is) sent down by the All-Wise,Worthy of all praise (Allah ‫( ] ) عز وجل‬Fussilat : 41-

42)


        So, I call upon my Christian and Jewish brothers and sisters of the scripture to
read the Glorious Qur‟an for once read it with the aim of reaching the truth, don't read


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as one malevolent who wear very dark black glasses on his eyes, and veil on his heart,
but try to ponder on its meanings then set your minds and feelings as a judge. I direct
such words for those having understanding hearts and distinguished ability of good
listening. In this regard I quote Allah‟s saying:


         [ Such is Allah, your Lord in truth. So after the truth, what else can there be,

save error? How then are you turned away?] (Yunus :32)


          The Glorious Qur‟an is available today in all over the world with its meanings
translated into all live languages.Who cannot find a translated version in his own
language, for English language go to                http://www.qurancomplex.com        or
http://muttaqun.com




Ever Allah will as the success granted by Allah, He Is All-Mighty, the All-Wise.


        In the next lines, we are going to review some of the everlasting miracles of the
Holy Qur'an as that some is very little of the numerous of his miracles, since our
message is very concise and talking about all the miraculous signs contained in Allah‟s
Book demands huge volumes for tens of thousands of pages. If researcher who
interested in studying the Book of Allah in detail can find many publications authored
by the greatest ancient and contemporary Muslim scholars, which deal with these
miracles elaborately, in several languages in many libraries.



These are examples for some miracles of the Glorious Qur’an:

1-    Some of the miracles of universal sciences and creation .

2-    Some of the miracles of metaphysics and futurity.

3-    Some of the miracles of history as manifested in the stories of the Prophets .

4-    Some of the miracles of social planning and legislation of criminal and civil
     laws .



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5-   Some of the miracles of the sound economic system .

First, the Holy Qur'an miracles in the universal sciences (Please refer to my dissertation
in this book, entitled: Who is Allah?) I talked therein about bee, human‟s creation and
formation in his mother‟s womb inside three veils of darkness, the function of each part
and every organ in his body with comparison with scientific modern devices, also
Allah‟s challenged to mankind to create even a fly if they all met together for the
purpose, and about the huge creation of the heavens and the earth as stated by Allah All-
Mighty:




      [The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation

of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not.] (Ghafir : 57)


       I have also talked in this dissertation about atom and what is smaller than it . We
said this atom together with its nucleus that is much smaller, discovered not by German
and American scientists since fifty years ago, was mentioned by the unlettered
Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) who could not read or write (1400) years ago, at that
time when there were no atomics scientists or atom measurement devices. Such
knowledge was revealed to the Prophet (pbuh) from Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, in
the Holy Qur‟an inform us about the atom and what is smaller than it said:


          [Neither you (O Muhammad ‫ )صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬do any deed nor recite any
portion of the Qur‘an, - Nor you (mankind) do any deed (good or evil) but We are
Witness thereof, when you are doing it. And nothing is hidden from your Lord (so
much as) the weight of an atom (or small ant ) on the earth or in the heaven. Not
what is less than that or what is greater than that but is (written) in a Clear Record.

(Tafsir At-Tabari).] (Yunus:61)


      Verily glory to Allah Who told us about the weight of an atom and the weight of
smaller things. We found out that the smaller thing was the nucleus which is inside the




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atom as well as the bodies that revolve around it in a wonderful accurate astronomical
system.



*      Last century, when a research ship sent a probing tube with a metal capsule at

the end into the depths of seas to get samples of water for the sake of studying the micro
aquatic creatures growing inside the tides that run under the sea water at various
depths... The scientists on board were formerly learned that strong water tides rush forth
at an excessive speed under the oceans and high seas depths as if they run inside
tunnels… The scientists came to learn that via radar observation devices known as
(sonar) that work by sound and thermal waves… But the scientists discovered an
unexpected and they couldn‟t believe that after taking a sample from one of those water
tides: some water tides that run under salty seas are in fact fresh water rivers that make
their way under these salty seas for thousands of miles while keeping the sweetness of
the water, without mixing with salty water.

       This recent discovery that had been obscure to scientists for thousands of years
was predicted by our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) within the Qur‟anic Signs revealed to
him more than (1400) years ago. Allah mentioned this issue in three places of the
Glorious Qur‟an. (1)- [And it is He Who has let free the two seas (kinds of water) :
this is palatable and sweet, and that is salt and bitter; and He has set a barrier and a

complete partition between them.] .       (Al-Furqan/53).    (2)- which is clearer and

unconfused said : [ He has let loose the two seas (the salt and fresh water) meeting

together * Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress. ] (Al-

Rahman/19-20) (3)- in the third place said: [ Is not He (better than your gods) Who

has made the earth as a fixed abode, and has placed rivers in its midst, and has placed
firm mountains therein, and has set a barrier between the two seas (of salt and sweet

water)? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but most of them know not! ] (An-

Naml/61) Do we then have to be ashamed and to respond to the truth and believe that

this Holy Qur'an is revealed from Allah, glory be to Him for He is above their lies.




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*      Along thousands of years and up to fifty years ago, physicians knew nothing

about how an embryo is formed and developed in his mother‟s womb except through
conjecture that avails nothing against truth. This was the case till the invented of
radioactive and sonar apparatuses that picture the stages of embryo development
starting from the spermatic cord‟s penetration of the ovum, the latter‟s hanging to the
womb‟s wall the existence of the placenta membrane around it, the division of the cells
around themselves to form the embryo‟s skeleton which is clothed with flesh, the
appearance of the body organs including the head, the arms and the legs and the
embryo‟s conversion into a fully-grown infant. This fifty-year age discovery was stated
by the Glorious Qur‟an in a detailed and brilliant rhetorical form more than (1400) years
ago when Allah, glory to Him, said :


      [ And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and
earth) * Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops
of the male and female sexual discharge and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the
woman) * Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood),
then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump
of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as

another creation. So Blessed is Allah, the Best of creators.] (Al-Mu‘minun : 12-14)


       Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, also said, [ He creates you in the wombs of

your mothers: creation after creation in three veils of darkness.] (Az-Zumar/6) More

than (1400) years after the Great Qur‟an had been revealed, we learned that those three
veils of darkness are: first: the placenta membrane darkness, second: the womb wall
darkness and third: the outer layer of a mother‟s belly (Please refer therein to the
dissertation of Who is Allah?).

*       Astronomy has witnessed a great development in the last fifty years in the wake

of the Second World War due to modern inventions introduced into astronomical
centres that observe the movement of stars and planets as well as due to man‟s success
in going up to space and installing satellites equipped with telescopes operated by
electromagnetic vibrations, radio waves and thermal and light commutative for


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measuring distances among galaxies and stars and to determine how this heavenly
system created by Allah began. Scientists came to the conclusion that the universe
started when all galaxies, stars and planets were a one blazing mass billions of years
ago. Then, that mass exploded and converted into small pieces and vapours that spread
into the universe space. Astronomers and geologists called that event (The Big Bang).
Next, all those pieces started to go far away in an expansive form from the centre of
explosion and formed galaxies, nebulas, planets, stars and solar systems that are seen
today by telescopes. All these bodies have continued moving since that enormous
explosion up to the present time and till the Day of Judgement. These recent discoveries
made by astronomers after periods of confusion that lasted for hundreds of years, were
stated by our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Holy Qur'an more than (1400 years)
ago. Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, says: [ Have not those who disbelieve known
that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We
parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then

believe?] (Al-Anbiya/30) On the issue of the continued movement of all heavenly

bodies into space in expansive way, Allah, Glory to Him, says: [ With power did We
construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof. ].

(Adh-Dhariyat/47).    For further details on this topic, please refer therein to the

dissertation of Who is Allah?



*       More than one hundred years ago, man managed to invent planes and rising to

the sky and penetrating the air layers inside the earth‟s atmosphere. At that time,he
reached an important physical fact namely, the more man rises up into air, the less the
ratio of oxygen is and consequently the less the air-pressure is.In such condition, man
becomes more difficulty in chest and breathes more heavily. But Muhammad (pbuh),
the Unlettered Prophet, declared that fact more than (1400) years ago through the
Qur‟anic Signs revealed to him by Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Wise. Allah, glory to
Him, tells us that He guides those whom He pleases and leads astray whom He pleases
for a purpose of His own Wise about His creatures of Humans. He describes to us the
hardship and embarrassment felt by those going astray when He says:




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       [ And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islam; and
whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed and constricted, as if

he is climbing up to the sky.]   (Al-An’am:125)

*       Many Muslim scholars have wondered for more than one thousand years about

the secret behind Allah‟s banning of eating dead cattle, blood and flesh of pork at
several places of the Glorious Qur‟an, for instance:


        [Say ( O Muhammad ‫ ― )صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬I find not in that which has been
revealed to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be
Maitah (a dead animal) or blood poured forth ( by slaughtering or the like,) or the
flesh of swine (pork); for that surely is impure or impious (unlawful) meat (of an
animal) which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah (or has been
slaughtered for idols or on which Allah‘s Name has not been mentioned while
slaughtering). But whosoever is forced by necessity without willful disobedience, nor
transgressing due limits; (for him) certainly, your Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most

Merciful.] (Al-An‘am :145)


               Research done by nutrition and disease scientists (14) centuries after the
revelation of the Glorious Qur‟an uncovered the following facts:


1-    Dead cattle: It means the dead unslaughtered cattle and birds. It does not include
fish that die soon after it comes out of water. Scientists found out that the body of the
dead animal that is not slaughtered and its blood does not flow constitutes a store for
different germs that originally exist inside the animal‟s bowels. As soon as an animal
dies with its blood remaining inside its body, germs grow in a rapid and multiplied way
through blood and lymphocyte vessels since the immunity system and the white blood
cells stop immediately after the animal‟s death. So, when man eats from the flesh of that
dead animal, many diseases may be communicated to him.




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2-     Poured-forth blood: Scientists also found out that such a kind of blood changes
speedily to a very suitable and fertile environment for the growing of germs and the
interaction of urea with the rotten germs, which is a main cause of having this poured-
forth blood poisoned soon after it comes out of the slaughtered animal‟s body.


3-     Flesh of pork: Scientists also discovered that the body of pork are a natural refuge
for tapeworm due to it dirtiness and the rotten food it favor… So, we find most people
infected with this disease they are the residents of European countries that raise and eat
the flesh of this filthy animal on a large scale. It was also proven that many flesh of pork
eaters are infected with diseases that cause severe pains to mankind and lead to his
death, such as the (Topkyna) and (Trashitor).

            Finally, we are faced with this inevitable question: Were that information
mentioned in the Holy Qur'an the outcome of the mind and thinking of an unlettered
man who lived among people more than (14) centuries ago?!.

Second: As for the Glorious Qur‟an‟s miracles on metaphysics and futurity, following
are some unchangeable incidents that have been affirmed along days and years in
addition to others that are going to come true in the future as said by Allah, glory to
Him: [ We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it
becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur‘an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in

regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? ] (Fussilat/53)


*    In the era of Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) and at the beginning of his [Hijra]

(Immigration) to [Al-Madeena Al-Minawara] , the Christian Romans used to be closer
to the hearts of Muslims than the pagan Persians, as they were People of the Scripture.
Muslims always hoped that they might have embraced Islam one day since many of
them converted into Islam at the start of the [Da‟wa] (Muhammad “pbub”‟s message
call). Besides, Allah recommended Muslims to treat them well as stated in the Glorious
Qur‟an:


          [ Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers
(Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikun, and you will find the nearest in


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love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: ― We are Christians.‖ That is because
amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. * And when they (who
call themselves Christians) listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger (
Muhammad ‫ ,)صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the
truth they have recognised They say: ― Our Lord! We believe; so write us down

among the witnesses.] (Al-Ma‘idah : 82-83)




       Some years before the Messenger (pbuh) immigrated to Al-Madeena Al-
Minawara or to be more exact between (611A.D.) and (628A.D), the pagan Persians
were known as (the Empire of the Sassanidae) they got the victory and beat the
Romans, conquered their homes and occupied Antioch and Jerusalem in (614A.D.),
then occupied Egypt in (619A.D.) All those provinces had been ruled by the Romans
since era of the Great Alexander. One year after the [Hijra] of the Messenger (pbuh) in
(622A.D.), the Muslims got sad because the pagan Persians scored a victory over the
Christian People of the scripture… Then Allah the All-Mighty revealed to our Master
Muhammad (pbuh) Qur‟anic Signs that carried the glad tidings of the imminent victory
of the Romans over the Persians within several years (less than ten years).


      [ The Romans have been defeated * In the nearest land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan,
and Palestine), and they after their defeat, will be victorious. * Within three to nine
years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah,
(before the defeat of the Romans by the Persians, and after the defeat of the Persians
by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the
victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians). * With the help of Allah.

He helps whom He wills, and He is the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. ] (Ar-Rum 2-

5)


        These [Ayāt] (verses) were revealed to the Messenger (pbuh) in the first year of
the [Hijra] or the year (622A.D.). But in the year (629), seven years after the revelation
of the (Ayāt), the promise proved true and Hercules, the Roman King, and his army


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gained a victory over the Empire of the Sassanidae (the Persians) and drove them out of
the countries they had occupied before including Egypt and Jerusalem. So, the believers
were glad at the victory of Allah.



*      Another incident… At the beginning of the [Da‟wa] (Call) of the Messenger of

Allah Muhammad (pbuh) was guarded by some of his Companions for the sake of
protecting his life against treacherous people till Allah, glory to Him, revealed to his
messenger said:


       [ O Messenger (Muhammad ‫ !)صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬Proclaim (the Message) which
has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not, then you have not
conveyed His Message. Allah will protect you from mankind. Verily Allah guides not

the people who disbelieve[. (Al-Ma‘idah/67)


       Assayeda A‟isha, Mother of Believers, may Allah be pleased with her, said: (The
Prophet (pbuh) was safeguarded till this verse revealed to him : [Allah will protect
you from mankind] (who mean mischief)’ was revealed. She added: He brought out
his head from the dome and said: “ O people. Leave me for Allah, glory to Him,
will protect me)… Then, the guardianship lifted and the Messenger (pbuh) died intact
in bed in his home Allah protected him against evil people in spite of the several
assassination attempts made by the infidels and polytheists, which all failed. Even the
attempts made against his life before the revelation of this verse were unsuccessful,
foremost among which that incident when the infidels of Quraish conspired to kill him
on the eve of his immigration with [ Abi-Bakr Asseddeeq Allah pleased upon him ],
from Makkah to Al-Madeena Al-Minawara. Gabrial, peace be upon him, told
Muhammad (pbuh) about the conspiracy… The infidels came early at that night and
surrounded the house, the Messenger (pbuh) was passed the night in it, they came
raising their swords and waiting for him to come out to direct their weapons at him
collectively as one man hit with the aim of making his folks, Bani Hashim, unable to
revenge upon an identified killer... So, the Messenger (pbuh) ordered his cousin, [Ali
Ibn Abi Talib] who was then youngster under twenty ordered him, to lie in his bed and
use his covering. The Messenger (pbuh) went out with Abu Bakr to start the journey of



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[Hijra] to Al-Madeena Al-Minawara, and they, saw the infidels sitting at the house
entrance. Having on their eyes been misted up by Allah, they neither could see the
Prophet (pbuh) nor Aba Bakr. The Messenger (pbuh) took some sand with his blessed
hands and strewed on it heads every one of them and went on with Abu Bakr, heading
their way for Thour Cave down Makkah at the Yemen side … After they had went, a
man from Makkah passed by the infidels while they set at the house door out, and asked
them: What are you waiting for?… They said: We are waiting for Muhammad come out
to kill him. Then he told them that Muhammad and his companion came out and went
for their aim after Muhammad (pbuh) strewed the sand on your heads. Seized with
astonishment, they stood up, shook off sand from their heads and hastened into the
house with their swords still brandished to make sure that the man had been truthful…
They found someone asleep with a covering on his body and thought him to be
Muhammad (pbuh), Seized with further astonishment, after they gitting up his cover,
they found him to be [Ali Ibn Abi Talib]. At that moment, they were certain that
Muhammad and Abu Bakr departed for their target. Due to their infidelity and straying
from the right path, they thought again that Muhammad (pbuh) deceived and bewitched
them through wrapping up their eyes to see him not, moreover putting sand on their
heads by his magic. However, they did not learn a lesson and backtrack, but dashed off
to follow the    tracks of Muhammad (pbuh) and his companion to kill him. They
discovered that the footmarks ended at The entrance of Thour Cave in which the
Messenger (pbuh) and his companion hid inside. Allah the All-Mighty describes that
incident in His Glorious Book, saying :


        [ If you help him (Muhammad                    ) not (it does not matter), for
Allah did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of the two;
when they (Muhammad                       and Abu Bakr‫عنة‬        ) were in the cave, he

(               ) said to his companion (Abu Bakr           ) : ― Be not sad (or afraid),

surely Allah is with us. ― The Allah sent down His Sakinah (calmness, tranquility ,
peace) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angles) which you saw not, and
made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while the Word of Allah that

became the uppermost; and Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. ] (At-Taubah/40)




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          [Thour Cave] has survived to the present time to be seen by anybody who
wishes. Thanks Allah, I managed to reach it I had ascended to the top of the mountain (
Thour Mount) , and then I entered the cave . It is a huge rock, like a mount, on the top
of Thour Mountain,. At the bottom of this rock, there is a space shaped as a rectangular
rift opened outward three meters level long. The hole is thus beneath the rock at the
level of the legs and feet of those standing in front of the rift in a manner that he who
wants to look into the rift must stoop as if he looks under a table… The height of the
rift hole ranges between 60 and 70 centimetres, which means that he who wants to enter
into the gap of cave must lie on his back or his belly to creep inward. Inside, the height
of the cave from the ground to the rock ceiling is about one meter, in a way that he who
is inside it cannot stand up but lie or sit down. The internal space not holds more than
three persons at most… This is the description of the cave to which the Messenger
(pbuh) and his companion, Abu Bakr Asseddeeq may Allah be pleased with him,
resorted to evade the pursuit from the infidels of Quraish and hid in it for three full
days.

          Let‟s resume the story. Abu Bakr used a tree branch to remove the footmarks
at the entrance. There is a narration here that lacks authenticity, but it was repeating
mentioned by some historians and men of exegesis. It goes to this effect: After the
Messenger (pbuh) and his companion entered the cave before the infidels came on their
track at the top of Thour Mountain and stood at the cave entrance, Allah sent an
inspiration to a huge spider to come to the cave hole and spin a web on it till closed.
Also to, a dove was inspired to make a nest just outward the hole and lay its eggs in it.
This was executed in no time with the order by Allah All-Mighty. When the infidels
arrived at the cave hole where the footmarks of the Messenger (pbuh) and his
companion ended, they looked at every direction to discover any traces of Muhammad
(pbuh) and his fellow but in vain. When they looked at the cave hole at their feet, they
saw the spider with its spun web and the dove with its nest and eggs. They logically
believed that those things happened few months or at least weeks ago it is not today or
yesterday for instance.

          Hence, they ruled out that the Messenger (pbuh) and his companion would've
not entered this cave in those conditions. So, they retraced their steps with complete
disappointment. (Though if one of them had stooped and looked through the cave hole,



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he would have seen the two men Clearly)… That was a miracle bestowed by Allah upon
His Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the pursuers desperately and shamefully came back
to Makkah after there had been a short distance between them and the Prophet (pbuh)
that did not exceed two meters. Allah saved His Messenger (pbuh) from the wiliness
and disloyal of the unbelievers as shown in these Qur‟anic verses :


         [And (remember) when the disbelievers plotted against you (O Muhammad
              ) to imprison you, or to kill you, or to get you out (from your home, i.e.

Makkah); they were plotting and Allah too was plotting; and Allah is the Best of

those who plot.] (Al-Anfal : 30)



   Another incident, which followed that foiled attempt, is worth mentioning, though it
occurred before the revelation of the protecting verse…After the infidels of Makkah had
failed to find Muhammad (pbuh) who immigrated secretly to [Yathrib] Al-Madeena Al-
Minawara , they offer a big reward to the one who could follow Muhammad (pbuh) on
his way to Yathrib and kill him or could bring him back to them to be kill by their
hands. Among those who were interested in pursuing and killing Muhammad (pbuh),
was Sūraqa Ibn Malik from Bani Medlej,… a strong horseman who was highly skilled
at throwing arrows and hitting targets from far. Suraqa narrated: I heard about the big
reward set aside by the infidels of Quraish and then I collected information about
Muhammad and his companion till I learned that they had been seen along coasts on
their way to Yathrib. Soon I rode my horse and hastened behind them. When I
approached them and saw them with my own eyes, my horse stumbled and I fell
down… Then I raised the horse, rode it once again and urged on her to run fast towards
them but her legs plunged deeply into sand till it‟s knees. That occurred for me and my
horse several times while Muhammad and his companion were seeing me and paying no
attention... I said to myself: That Muhammad is infallible, his affair is serious and Allah
will grant him victory over his folk. Next I called for him and asked him to forgive me
and he did. Further I requested him a letter that would guarantee my safety when I came
to Yathrib. Muhammad then dictated the letter to Abu Bakr and sealed it by Muhammad
(pbuh)‟s stamping ring... Then I came back to the infidels of Quraish and told them: I
have brought you a true news and I survey that road quite well. Thus, Sūraqa pursued



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Muhammad to kill him at the beginning of the day… while he provided camouflage to
him from his enemies at the end of the day... In another narration, it was said that when
Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) handed Sūraqa the letter of safety and the latter extended
his hand to take it, Muhammad (pbuh) said: to him not in the exact words: How come
one day when the bracelets of Khosrau will be encircle these wrists (he means Sūraqa‟s
wrists). Then days and years passed and Islam spread from Al-Madeena Al-Minawara
through other places in the world. Sūraqa came to Al-Madeena with the safety letter
given to him by the Messenger (pbuh) and embraced Islam. Next, the Messenger (pbuh)
died and Abu Bakr Asseddeeq, may Allah be pleased with him, became [Caliph]. He
had told Omar Ibnul- Khattab about the story of Sūraqa when the Messenger (pbuh)
delivered him the safety letter and gave him good tidings of wearing the bracelets of
Khosrau around his wrists. After Abu Bakr had passed away and Omar had taken office,
Muslims conquered the Levant and Persia and Islamic military returned with huge loots
that included Khosrau‟s crown and his bracelets made of pure gold and inlaid with
precious stones... When Omar Ibnul- Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, saw the
two bracelets, he cried and asked the people around him to summon Sūraqa ibn Malik to
come. When Sūraqa came, Omar took the bracelets of Khosrau and encircled them
around his wrists and said: I did that because I had heard that the Messenger of Allah
(pbuh) gave glad tidings to Sūraqa before Hijra that his wrists will be encircling with
the bracelets of Khosrau. Now the promise of the Messenger of Allah has been fulfilled
and we put Khosrau‟s bracelets around Sūraqa‟s wrists.


         When we ponder on the story of Sūraqa and the promise of the Messenger
(pbuh): These wrists will be encircled with the bracelets of Khosrau, we find that he
(Prophet Muhammad) said that while he was at the most worst conditions at the start of
the [Da‟wa] and he was afraid since his folk were chasing to kill him. He said that at the
time when Sūraqa was one of the infidelity truculent and none was certain whether he
(Sūraqa) would embrace Islam or remain as an unbeliever. These words were thus
voiced when Muhammad (pbuh) was frightened and weak, while Sūraqa was still an
unbeliever. These glad tidings of wearing Khosrau‟s bracelets were a wish that had been
unthinkable even in dreams. It had been impossible to him to think of adorning his
wrists with the bracelets of Khosrau, the Persian King who had ruled and dominated
half the inhabited earth in that era... If anyone infidel of Quraish had heard about
Muhammad‟s promise to Sūraqa, he would have said to himself: Muhammad has gone


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mad. Howcome he could predict that Sūraqa would wear Khosrau‟s bracelets while he
(Muhammad) cannot find a piece of bread to alleviate his hunger... They said
Muhammad (pbuh) is mad, but he was mad not, but he is a Prophet sent by Allah, the
Great Lord and Creator of all universes Who dominates everything and Who granted
Khosrau his kingdom and throne that could have been taken by Him at any time He
wills. Allah, glory to Him, says :



        [ Say (O Muhammad                        ): ―O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom,
You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You
will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will.

In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. ]   (Al-Imran :26)

        Muhammad (pbuh) was not mad but Allah revealed him some incidents and
news of the future as He did with former messengers as indicated by Allah :


         ( He Alone is ) the All-Knower of the Ghaib (Unseen), and He reveals to
none His Ghaib (Unseen)* Except to a Messenger (from mankind) whom He has
chosen (He informs him of unseen as much as He likes), and then He makes a band

of watching guards (angels) to march before him and behind him.(Al-Jinn:26-27)




After the revelation     of the protecting verse from the Lord of the universe, there
were several consequent attempts on the life of the Prophet (pbuh) that all came to
nothing. Cited here is the attempt of the Jews of [Khaibar] (a small town near Al-
Madeena Al-Minawara), when they offered him poisonous food, but he did not touch it
as Gabrial, peace be upon him, told him about the plot... Another attempt goes to this
effect: A man came while the Prophet (pbuh) was reclining under a tree. He withdrew
the Prophet‟s sword that was         hung   on    the tree,   directed to the Prophet
and asked: Who      can protect      you from me O Muhammad?. He answered: Allah.
Then immediately the sword dropped from the man‟s hand.




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          [Anas], may Allah be pleased with him, reported that (a Jewish woman
brought a poisonous sheep to the Messenger of Allah who ate a piece of it. Then he
summoned her and asked her why she did so. She said: I wanted to kill you. He
then said: Allah never helps you to do so)


         Thus Allah‟s promise of safeguarding his Prophet (pbuh) was fulfilled, though
he was the most targeted person in his age, while his houses were made of palm
branches and easy to be penetrated. Also we learned from books of biographies that
three of his wise successors: Omar, Othman and Ali, were died assassinated. Even the
kings and emperors in his time were assassinated while they were inside their castles
and palaces that were filled with iron gates and surrounded by strong armed- to- the
teeth guards.


      Among the signs dealing with future truthful events that are considered
metaphysical revelation from Allah to His prophets and messengers particularly to
Muhammad (pbuh) Allah‟s saying [ Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the

Dhikr (i.e. the Qur‘an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) ] (Al-Hijr/9)

Here the Message means the Glorious Qur‟an that Allah has promised to keep it away
from corruption, alternation, elimination, deletion or addition till the Day of
Judgement... When the Holy Qur'an was revealed             to our master Muhammad
(pbuh), he learned from its verses told by Allah that the Jews and the Christians had
corrupted the Torah and the Bible. He also learned from the statements voiced by the
Jewish and Christians scholars who embraced Islam at his hands and in his age that
distortions had already existed in the Torah and the Bible at a large scale as affirmed by
the Holy Qur'an... Thus Muhammad (pbuh), the Companions and all believers rested
assured that their Qur‟an revealed to them from Allah would be guarded from any
distortions till the Doomsday after Allah the All-Mighty had promised to guard it. Now
more than 1400 years passed after the death of the Messenger (pbuh) and Our Glorious
Qur‟an is identical one all over the world. Neither has it been changed, nor corrupted,
nor altered nor increased, nor deleted, not a single verse,, a word, or even a letter has
been inserted into or omitted from it. It is the same our Holy Qur'an you can find it in all
over the world . If you were in Makkah and phoned any country or a village even in the
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the exact text of a verse number, so and so from [Surat] so and so in the version he has
from the Holy Qur‟an, you would be told the same words without a single word or a
letter being omitted or shifted from it‟s place. Along ages, some malevolent people who
hated Islam and Muslims had attempted several times to distort the Glorious Qur‟an or
efface its contents, but they were exposed and disgraced by Allah at the beginning of the
attempts. Those malicious persons were encountered by not one Muslim scholar, but
thousands of Muslim scholars who set out to expose the attempts at their very start and
warn people against them…

             The latest example of these attempts is what is being               practised
today by     unknown         persons at many sites on the (Internet screen), but also
those are immediately faced by Muslims who do their best to expose them and spoil
their attempts via the same net... Thus Allah‟s saying is forever truthful : [Verily, We, it
is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur‘an) and surely, We will guard it
(from corruption) ]. The Holy Qur'an is not only kept intact in books, but also kept
alive in the hearts of Muslims, Allah made it easy for Muslims everywhere to memorize
the Holy Qur'an even in non-Arabic Speaking nations. So, we find many Muslim
children who are less than ten memorizing all of it by heart.

        On the other face, the Torah and the Bible were corrupted a few years after the
death of Moses, peace be upon him, and the raising of Jesus, peace be upon him… Not
only were the two Books distorted but also they had several versions that contained
conflicting texts in clearly.

         Let‟s pose a logical question that requires a wise answer by our Christian
brothers of the scripture.

         : Where is the Bible of Jesus now?… Is it Matthew‟s?.. Is it John‟s?.. Is it
Mark‟s?.. Is it Luke‟s?.. Or is it Bernaba's?, that you have tried to hide but Allah
brought it to surface in spite of the corruption introduced into it?,.

           There are four bibles common among you today, but each differs and
contradicts with the others in many incidents and notions !?. We need a logical fair
answer for this question.




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        : Where is the correct Bible of Jesus among all these contradicting gospels that
once reached seventy versions?.

Doesn‟t the existence of all these contradictory and conflicting gospels in both notions
and texts constitute a certain and clear-cut proof that none of them is the original Bible
of Jesus?.. The Bible of Jesus, you fell a prey to the pens and views of the corrupters;
each distorted it up to his own interests and those of his era.

       Here is our and your Lord, the One and Only, addressing you in the Glorious
Qur‟an saying:


       [ O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our
Messenger (Muhammad                        ) explaining to you much of that which you

used to hide from the Scripture and pass over (i.e. leaving out without explaining)
much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allah a light (Prophet Muhammad

       ) and a plain Book (this Qur‘an). * Wherewith Allah guides all those who seek
His Good Pleasure to ways of peace, and He brings them out of darkness by His Will

unto light and guides them to the Straight Way (Islamic Monotheism).] (Al-Maidah

:15-16)


       Allah All-Mighty also says :

       [ O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians). : Why do you mix truth with

falsehood and conceal the truth while you know? ]. (Al-Imran : 71)



       The All-Mighty Allah also says about you: [ Do you (faithful believers) covet
that they will believe in your religion inspite of the fact that a party of them (Jewish
rabbis) used to hear the Word of Allah [ the Taurat (Torah)] then they used to

change it knowingly after they understood it?](Al-Baqarah:75) Then where are your

good minds?.. that can distinguish between the right and the wrong, the possibilities and
impossibilities; truthfulness and lying; and rightfulness and falsehood?.



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       : Where is your intelligence, people of good understanding?.


      There is another issue that was mentioned in the Glorious Qur‟an and that has
been proven to be true along days, years and centuries, nothing happened amongst to
affirm the contrary, Allah, the Most Exalted, addressed the Companions of the
Messenger (pbuh) saying: [Muhammad                      is not the father of any of your

men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allah is

Ever All-Aware of everything.].(Al-Ahzab:40)


        Let‟s consider here Allah‟s decision in this verse that Muhammad (pbuh) is (the
last of the Prophets)... As it was stated before, the Torah and the Bible included clear
indications in this regard. As Messengers and    prophets starting since      Abraham,
peace be upon him till Jesus the son of Mary, peace be             upon them, used
to be sent by Allah       at short intervals; and sometimes Allah All-Mighty send
two or more in one age and for a single nation as shown in Allah‟s saying :


       [ And put forward to them a similitude: the (story of the) dwellers of the town,
[ it is said that the town was Antioch (Antakiya) ], when there came Messengers to
them. * When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both; so we
reinforced them with a third, and they said: Verily we have been sent to you as

Messengers,‖](Ya-Sin : 13-14)


        Prophet Lūt, was sent during the lifetime of Prophet Abraham, peace be upon
them... As for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), now more than (1400) years passed after his
death and no prophets came after him. None will come except for swindlers and liars.


     Another sign of prediction of truthful future events is the story of the drowning
Egypt‟s Pharaoh and the remaining of its body in a intact state till today to be as an
example for all people… Allah, All-Mighty, tells us about him when he was about to be
drowned and got assured that he would inevitably die said :



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        [ And we took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir‘aun (Pharaoh)
with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook
him, he said: ―I believe that none has the right to be worshipped but He (Allah)‖ in
Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit
to Allah‘s Will). * Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were
one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, the corrupters). * So this day We shall deliver your
(dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you!
And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses,

lessons, signs, revelations, etc. ] (Yunus : 90-92)


           Historians‟ writings have differed concerning the reality of Egypt‟s Pharaoh
individuality: Who drowned with his soldiers in the sea… Some said that he had been
(Ramsis II).. while others claimed that he had been (Minbitah)... Whether it had been
the former or the latter, it is certainly that none on earth at the time of the revelation of
these verses to our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) more than 1400 ago knew where
Pharaoh‟s non- altered, non-spoiled and non-moldered body into the earth had been in
the light of Allah‟s saying,: [ so this day We shall deliver your (dead) body ( out from
the sea) that you my be a sign to those Who come after you!) ].




           At that time when these verses were revealed, the dead bodies of Ramsis,
Minbitah and other Pharaohs, who most probably were living when Moses and the
Children of Israel went out of Egypt, were kept mummified at [Wadi Al-Milouk] (the
kings valley), in [Thebes], on the other bank of the Nile, opposite to the City of Luxor
now.


          And in order that our Lord‟s saying to be materialize: [that you may be a sign
to those who come after you!] had proven to be true to mankind, those bodies were
discovered in their mummified sound condition at the end of the nineteenth century.
Whether the drowned Pharaoh was Ramsis II or Minbitah, both of them are now laid
out in their boxes in the Hall of Royal Mummies of the Egyptian Museum at [Tahrīr]
Square in Cairo… The body of that Pharaoh is now passed and seen by thousands of


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people who can draw lessons daily from its destiny when they show his dead body
completely in sound condition far from spoil and moldiness as ordained by Allah in the
Glorious Qur‟an,: [ so this day We shall deliver your (dead) body ( out from the sea)
that you my be a sign to those Who come after you!) ]



Third: Historic miracles of the Glorious Qur‟an. These represent the stories of the
Prophets and the former peoples since the creation beginning and Adam and Eve‟s
landing on earth... They also deal with the sending of the Messengers and Prophets
starting from Noah, peace be upon him, and ending in Moses, Solomon, David and
Jesus, Son of Mary, as well as what was done by the Jews and the Christians after them.
All these stories and the authentic historic events that accompanied them were voiced
by Muhammad (pbuh), the Unlettered Prophet, as revealed to him by Allah, in
accordance with much of what was mentioned in the Torah and the Bible and the
history of the Christians and the Jews apart from some slight differences owing to
waves of corruption... Anyhow, the Holy Qur'an continues as the most truthful
Heavenly Book that explains both Christians and Jews, many events and incidents of
their history that had been absolutely obscure to them.


Fourth: Miracles of social organization and criminal and civil legislation. The Holy
Qur‟an is an organization that is characterized by its fair judgements and flexibility in
all conditions and circumstances. It has been suitable to all regions and times till the
Doomsday. Isn‟t the revelation of Allah Who, glory to Him, created the different human
communities and Who knows what is good and what is bad to them? Allah, the Exalted,
says,:


         [Verily your lord is of Vast Forgiveness. He knows you well when He created
you from the earth (Adam), and when you were fetuses in your mothers‘ wombs]

(An-Najm:32)

          Many of the most famous Christian men of law commended the fair social
legislation and regulations of the Holy Qur'an and enough is Allah for a witness. Here
are some of the words and statements voiced by them:


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1-         Experienced lawman (Santilla) says in a book he authored about heavenly
legislation and positive laws: (Islamic [Fiqh] „jurisprudence‟ includes fair legislation on
civil law that satisfies all humanity along ages).


2-       Christian experienced lawman of Lebanese origin (Saleem Al-Baz) says: I am
fully convinced that if      we    search for     solutions      to all people‟s problems
concerning contracts, dealings, judiciary and commitments, we will inevitably find
them in Islamic [Fiqh].


3-          Professor of international law at Harvard University, (Hokting) says in his
book (The Spirit of World Policy) issued in 1932 : I feel comfortable and I am in the
right way when I confess after a deep study that Islamic [Shari‟a] (law) contains all
principles necessary for the rise of a just civil renaissance.


4-         During the conference of lawmen held in Vienna 1927, Mr. (Shira), Dean of
the Faculty of Law, in the University of Austria,… declared: the International humanity
takes pride that a personality like Muhammad (pbuh) belongs to him. In spite of his
known literacy thirteen centuries ago, he could bring juristic legislation and law
enactment that we, the Europeans, would be the happiest ones if we could reach its
perfection after two thousand years. (Here we correct this statement by saying that this
juristic legislation was not invented by Muhammad (pbuh), but it was revealed to him
by Allah in the Glorious Qur‟an. So, you will not be able to reach its perfection till the
Doomsday).


5-        Famous German Lawman (Kihlar) said: We, German lawmen, had considered
ourselves the first who added an article to the German civil law in 1787 that determined
the boundaries of the theory of coercion or the principle of (neither do harm to
yourself nor to others) till I read a [hadīth] (a tradition) in this regard said by
Muhammad (pbuh) Prophet of Islam thirteen centuries ago. I said: It had been better for
German law authorities to stop boasting over establishing the theory of coercion and
attribute its application to Muhammad (pbuh) who put it in force within Islamic
legislation ten centuries earlier than the German could apply it.


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6-         In the comparative international law conference held in the Hague in August
1932, Professor of international laws science (Lambear) expressed his appreciation to
the juristic rules contained in Islamic Shari‟a.


7-          (Having Islamic Shari‟a as an important source of general legislation) was
one of the resolutions issued by the international conference of lawmen and legislation
held in the Hague in 1937 too.

          This is the Glorious Qur‟an, our constitution, that was revealed by Allah who
is perfect in knowledge and wisdom. It is still as described by the Messenger (pbuh) a
Book that has endless wonders and inexhaustible knowledge for scholars. Many ages
have passed, more new secrets of its inimitability are revealed, particularly after science
has achieved great progress in the Universal sciences as in the fields of astronomy,
geology, geography, atomical and electronics. More than 14 centuries elapsed after the
revelation of the Holy Qur'an, whereas its miracles are found everywhere proving that it
is the absolute right: [ We will show them Our signs in the universe, and in their
own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (theQur‘an) is the truth. Is it
not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? ]

(Fussilat:53)


Fifth: Miracles of the Glorious Qur‟an in economy are found in many verses that make
us feel that the Holy Qur‟an and Islam is not mere words, catchwords., or even rites of
worship and prayers... Beside all these things and in the first place, Islam is a system of
rule… a dominating way of life… and a leadership to be obeyed… These pillars are
mentioned in the Book of Allah to be applicable to all the Human society groups, all
ages and places and all circumstances… Here lies the miracle as these pillars were
enacted to deal with the human community as a whole at any of its stages, carrying the
same method that pick up the first group of the Islamic faith from the ignorant foot to
the climax of fair and balanced human life.




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         On the issue of usury, our Lord orders us in His Glorious Book to stop dealing
in it, repent and abandon demanding usury funds. [O you who believe! Eat not Riba

(usury) doubled and multiplied, but fear Allah that you may be successful. ]           (Al-
Imran/130)


Also Allah the All-Mighty says:

           [ O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah and give up what remains (due to
you) from Riba (usury) (from now onward), if you are (really) believers. * And if you
do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allah and His Messenger but if you
repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more
than your capital sums ), and you shall not be dealt with unjustly (by receiving
less than your capital sums).* And if the debtor is in a hard time (has no money),
then grant him time till it is easy for him to repay, but if you remit it by way of charity,
that is better for you if you did but know.* And be afraid of the Day when you shall be
brought back to Allah. Then every person shall be paid what he earned, and they

shall not be dealt with unjustly. ]. (Al-Baqarah :278-281)



Also Allah the All-Mighty says:

          [ Those who eat Riba (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection)
except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan) leading him to
insanity. That is because they say: ―Trading is only like Riba (usury), ― whereas
Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury). So whosoever receives an
admonition from his Lord and stops eating Riba (usury) shall not be punished for the
past; his case is for Allah (to judge); but whoever returns [to Riba (usury), such are

the dwellers of the Fire they will abide therein.] (Al-Baqarah :275)



         Through these verses about usury, Allah alerts us to the most dangerous and
corrupt practices that is like trade to human communities that were liberated



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by Islamic legislation from socialism,      unjust   capitalism   and    monopoly via
strong faith in Allah and        robust    creed.    According    to Islamic legislation, a
believer is demanded to invest and multiply his money provided that he is committed to
methods that do not harm others, obstruct people‟s livings or prevent the circulation of
money among all people on the widest range. Allah, Glory to Him, says: [and the

wayfarer, in order that it may not become a fortune used by the rich among you ] (Al-

Hashr/7) Usury is dealt in by some people according to a wrong and corrupt principle

that views the ultimate goal of human existence is to form wealth on the expense of all
principles together with interests of others. Taking this course, we have a system that
smashes humanity and turns it desperate on the individual, governmental and national
levels for the sake of dozens of usurers. As a result, moral corruption makes grounds,
whereas the meanings of good life, social solidarity, sympathy and mercifulness depart
people‟s hearts and the ties of family and society break up.


          Usury system is a faulty one from the mere economic standpoint. Some
western economy professors paid heed to its drawbacks, foremost among whom was
German professor (Schakht) who was once manager of German Reich Bank. In a lecture
delivered in Damascus in 1953, he said: An endless arithmetic shows that all moneys on
earth ultimately go to a few number of usurers since a usurer creditor always earns in
each loaning, while the debtor is exposed to both gains and losses. This theory has
proven to be true now as most of the earth‟s funds are virtually owned by several
thousands of people, while other proprietors and factory owners who borrow from
banks as well as workers and others are considered hired persons who work for the
account of those thousands of people.


       It is worth mentioning that Islamic legislation laid down the rules that secure
one‟s life and money and meet the community‟s need for [Zakat] (definite amounts of
money given as obligatory alms to those deserving them) that reflects, as a pillar of
Islamic economy, the best forms of social insurance, freedom, dignity and humanity to
all mankind: Muslims and non-Muslims.


        Hence, Zakat, the third pillar in Islam after the Two Testimonies and the prayer,
is imposed to effect fair distribution of wealth as well as living solidarity among people.


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It is just an alternative to levies and exaggerated taxes. Estimated at (2.5%) of one‟s
saved money for at least one full year, it is imposed only on those having extra money
after meeting the needs of food, clothing and housing for themselves and their
subordinates including parents, wife and children. Among the Qur‟anic verses that make
Zakat obligatory on Muslims is:


        [ And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as- Salat), and give Zakat, and whatever of
good (deeds that Allah loves) you send forth for yourselves before you, you shall find

it with Allah. Certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what you do.]   (Al-Baqarah/110)


        Qur‟anic legislation also prohibits possession via gambling like (playing cards),
monopoly, usurpation and theft... Moreover, Islam prohibits possession through fraud,
cheating and lying and lays down terms for contracts, that prevent swindle, trickery and
oppression…Among the verses that make earning through gambling illegal are:


          [ O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and
gambling, and Al-Ansab, and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an
abomination of Shaitan‘s (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that
(abomination) in order that you may be successful * Shaitan (Satan) wants only to
excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and
gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from As-Salat (the

prayer). So, will you not then abstain? ] (Al-Maidah/ 90-91)


             Among the verses that prohibits possession by means of monopoly,
extortion, fraud, swindle and trickery is:



           [ O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly
except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor

kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you. ](Al-Nisa : 29)




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           The Glorious Qur‟an also calls for maintaining justice in transactions and
avoiding oppression to both sellers and buyers as Allah says :
[ And the heaven: He has raised it high, and He has set up the Balance. * In order
that you may not ransgress (due) balance. * And observe the weight with equity and

do not make the balance deficient.].(Ar-Rahman:7-9)




          Allah also says,: [So give full measure and full weight and wrong not men
in their things, and do not do mischief on the earth after it has been set in order, that

will be better for you, if you are believers. ] (Al-A‘raf:85) Besides, the Glorious

Qur‟an warns us against avarice and extravagance when spending money on our souls
and our family. It also orders us not to kill our children for fear of poverty as Allah,
glory to Him, is the One Who provides sustenance for all creatures. He All-Mighty
says:




          [ And give to the kinsman his due and to the Miskin (poor) and to the
wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.
(Tafsir At-Tabari) * Verily, the spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatin (devils), and
the Shaitan (Devil-Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. * And if you (O Muhammad
             ) Turn away from them (kindred, poor, wayfarer whom We have ordered

you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time they ask you for it ) and
you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak unto them
a soft, kind word(i.e. Allah will give me and I shall give you). * And let not your hand
be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a
spendthrift), so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty. * Truly, your
Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills and straitens (for whom He wills).
Verily, He is Ever All-Knower, All-Seer of His slaves. * And kill not your children for
fear of poverty. We shall provide for them as well as for you. Surely, the killing of

them is a great sin. ](Al-Isra‘ : 26-31)



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        The All-Mighty Allah also says: … [ but pay the due thereof (its Zakat,
according to Allah‘s orders 1/10th or 1/20th) on the day of its harvest, and waste not by
extravagance. Verily, He likes not Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance). ]

(Al-An‘am :141)

        Opposing to the fair and infallible economic system of the Islamic legislation,
we find the world today is struggling by systems that have proven to be corrupt, even
through the testimony of their inventors… Communism, for instance, converted the
human as individual salve to the machine for the sake of getting few pennies that hardly
meet his necessary needs of food, clothing and housing, while the little members of
communist parties gained huge amounts of money and led a life of welfare and
luxury… As a result of corruption, the states and governments belonging to the
economic systems of Communism disintegrated and fells down as happened in the
former Soviet Union… We also have Socialist systems today that basically depend on
guaranteeing factors of production and regulating consumption… And these are the
Capitalist systems that follow the method of freedom of possession and gain profit with
no restrictions or boundaries, whether gains are achieved through legal or illegal
means… Such systems are the ones that exuded for all over the world usury, taxation,
levies, insurance and monopoly. Islam is here to liberate man from Socialism,
Communism and oppressive Capitalism and urge Muslim man to deal with the
sustenance provided to him by Allah with contentment and satisfaction after doing his
best to earn his living. Thus, the hearts of true Muslim is filled with faith, as he is
certain that Allah is the One Who grants life and sustenance to people. He fears not
poverty, as he is dead sure of the existence of the hereafter that contains eternal
blessings.


        In spite of all we mentioned about the personality of Muhammad (pbuh) and the
nature of the Glorious Qur‟an, Islam has been a target of some malicious orientalists
who argue without having good knowledge. Who tried to expectorate their poisonous
malice with the aim of defaming the reputation of the Messenger (pbuh) and criticizing
some of contents in the Glorious Qur‟an as stated by Allah :



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        [ And among men is he who disputes about Allah, without knowledge or
guidance, or a Book giving light (from Allah),* Bending his neck in pride (far astray
from the Path of Allah),     and    leading        (others)   too (far) astray from the
Path   of    Allah.   For him there is disgrace in this worldly life, and on the Day

of Resurrection We shall make him taste the torment of burning (Fire). ] (Al-Hajj:8-

9)


            Among the most important issues that have had the greatest share of the
barbaric attack launched by those malevolent Orientalists was the Prophet‟s several
marriages and having nine wives at the same time... Those malicious people talked too
much about this matter, though the nine marriages were concluded when he was over
fifty after the death of his first wife, Assayeda Khadīja, may Allah be pleased with
her… and at the start of his struggle for his (D‟awa), amidst wars, battles and incursions
that threatened his life... Refuting those Orientalists‟ falsehood, allegations, I am going
to state the conditions and reasons of those nine marriages as related by historians and
writers to see, with justice judge and establish the right of this Messenger (pbuh) who
was described by Allah, the Glorious and the Exalted While addressing
Muhammad(Pbuh) says: [ And Verily, you (O Muhammad                            ) are on an

exalted (standard of character). ]. (Al-Qalam : 4)


 1-         The first is Assayeda (Sawda Bint Zuma‟a), may Allah be pleased with her.
When the Messenger married her, she was too old with no beauty, money or high
standing. She had immigrated in the company of her husband, Assakrān ibn Amr Al-
Aamerie with those who immigrated to [Abyssinia] (now Ethiopia) after embracing
Islam... When those Muslims heard about Omar Ibnul-Khattab, he converted to Islam
with many of the powerful and notables of Makkah, they felt assured about their new
religion and returned to their homes. Few days after reaching Makkah, Assakran Ibn
Amr died and left his wife Sawda in a state of weakness and fear of her polytheist
father‟s torture. At that time, the Messenger (pbuh) had not a wife after his loss of
Khadīja may Allah be pleased with her. He thought that the best thing he could do for
that Muslim widow who was threatened to distress in her religion because of her infidel



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father as she was living with him in his house after her husband‟s death, was to marry
her and rescue her from her ordeal. Such thinking was strengthened by the fact that no
one was ready to marry her and rescue her from persecution and torture as she was old
and lacked beauty, money and standing.


2-    The second was Assayeda (A‟isha Bint Abi Bakr Asseddīq) may Allah be pleased
with her and her father. We all learn the status of Abu Bakr for the Messenger of Allah
(pbuh). He supported the Prophet (pbuh) from the very start of the Mission and
promised Allah to stand by him at ups and downs and at times of dangers… Before Abi
Bakr and his family embraced Islam, A‟isha was engaged to Jūbair ibnul-Mot‟am Ibn
Udai, an unbeliever... It was very embarrassing to Asseddiq, the best and closest
Companion of the Prophet (pbuh) to have his daughter engaged to an infidel. So, after
the demise of Assayeda Khadija, May Allah be pleased with her and , the Prophet
(pbuh) married Sawda. As aforementioned, this was to honor Sawda. At that time she
was widow and she was old. The Prophet at that time needed a wife with young virgin
to share life with him. And he was already feeling for Assayeda Aisha. Besides, he
wanted to honor his best friend -Aba Bakr. Prophet Muhammad also wanted to put an
end to an awkward situation Aba Bakr was facing: his daughter is remaining engaged
to one of the disbelievers... Thus, the Prophet (Pbuh) proposed her for him... This
proposal made Aba Bakr very happy... In this respect, Al Tabary wrote in his history
volumes… "When Aba Bakr, May Allah be pleased with him, knew that the Prophet
willed to engage Aisha, he wanted to release himself of the promise he had made to Al
Mot'am bin Udai. Abu Bakr had promised Al- Mot'am to marry Aisha to his son- Jubair.
Therefore, he went to Al Mot'am's house, but he did not find him there but his wife
[Umm Jubair]. So, he asked her: "Does Al-Mot'am still keep the word that it between
us? (concerning the marriage)?" Umm Jubair said: "Your daughter would make our son
a renegade (she meant that by Aisha‟s convert Islam, she stultifys her son in his belief ?)
Thus, Aisha's engagement to Jubair was considered broken off and the Prophet (Pbuh)
married her later two years after [Hijra].

       As to the Prophet (pbuh) consummated the marriage with her when she was only
ten raised a great deal of controversy. However, all of us see many of our girls attain
puberty early before boys. Their bodies grow faster and they demonstrate feminine
characteristics at the age of ten. Assayeda Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, was as



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such. A few years ago, we saw in the papers the photo of a nine-year-old Malaysian girl
holding her own new born… Later, the papers also published the photo of a twenty-
year-old grandmother from Latin America next to her own daughter and carrying her
grandson.

3-      The third wife is [Assayeda Hafsa Bint Omar Ibnul-Khattab , May
Allah be pleased with her and with her              father No one can allege that
the Prophet (pbuh) married Hafsa for her beauty because she was not a beautiful
woman. Hafsa was widowed after the death of her husband, [Khunais ibn Huzafah] after
shared [Badr]‟s encounter. So, her father – ' Omar Ibnul-Khattab - tried to find her a
new husband. Firstly, be opened the matter to Abi Bakr, Asseddiq may Allah be pleased
with him but the latter refused politely. Same was happened with [Uthman ibn Affan]
may Allah be pleased with him.

       Then Umar felt the bitterness of humiliation and he got thrust in his dignity that
he offers his daughter to the best of companions and they rejected… He went to the
prophet (pbuh) to give a vent to his distress. The prophet (pbuh) quite enough
recognized what mean sorrow feeling of Umar after offered his daughter with two
grands of Islam, and they both refuse, how he would be ashamed after that to offer her
for anyone else whose rank is less in the people of Islam. At that point prophet (pbuh)
understood that he himself would be face to face the stance of responsibility to treat the
situation and to console this honour man by giving him back his dignity, that man since
he embracing Islam, Allah All-Mighity gave him dignity and strength to the call
(A‟ddawa) to Islam from the beginning and after…


       The Prophet's proposal to Hafsa, thus, was to relieve 'Umar's sorrow. For the
Prophet (pbuh) is far better than Abu Bakr and 'Uthman. As a result, Hafsa became one
of the Mothers of the Believers honored by Allah All-Mighty through marrying them to
the Prophet (pbuh) and mentioning them in the Holy Qur'an. And she was also the
daughter of Omar Ibnul-Khattab, the second of the Orthodox Caliphs.


4-      The fourth wife of the Prophet (pbuh) is Assayeda [Zainab Bint Jahsh,] May
Allah be pleased with her. This is the marriage in which the enemies of Islam who enter
the discussing war in their fiasco attempts to stain the reputation of the Prophet



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Muhammad (pbuh) to describe him as an animalistic man guided by his sexual desires
in all women actions, even if this would go counter to the lofty and elevated principles,
he asks for in his Call and message for Islam… They built their opinions on the stories
reported by unreliable narrators. This unreliability comes from their narrations that
never match the characteristics of the honored Prophet whom Allah, the Lord of the
seven heavens and the Great Throne, lauds and praises him in the Holy Qur'an, says : [
And Verily, you (O Muhammad                         ) are on an exalted (standard of

character) ]. (Al-Qalam : 4)




       For the true story of his marriage with Assayeda Zaniab Bint Jahsh.. In the
following lines, I will try to give a brief account of the reasons behind this marriage :
First of all, Zainab is the Prophet's cousin. She is the daughter of his paternal aunt-
[Umaima Bint Abdul-Mottablib]. Naturally, Zainab grew up near the Prophet and he
saw her in all her life stages till she had been a mature woman. It goes without saying
that the Prophet (pbuh) knew beforehand her beauty and virtues before proposing to her
on behalf of his [Mawla] ( [Mawla] mean the person free but was slave before) and the
foster son at that time, [Zaid Ibn Haritha]. Thus, if the Prophet had loved Zainab or
wanted to marry her, nothing whatsoever would have stopped him. For she is his cousin
and her family would have definitely felt very happy to accept his proposal. Yet, Allah's
Wisdom stands behind any Law He enacts in His Holy Book or any order He, Glory be
to Him, gave to his Prophet (pbuh).



              At the time of this marriage, the nobles amongst the Arab, especially
those of Quraish tribe, used to set rigid rules that discriminate between them and their
slaves no matter if they were set free or not. (This is what we call today, racial
discrimination).. Thus, the free woman can never marry a slave, however rich he was.
Yet the message of, Islam was sent down to prevail equality amongst all the people and
abolish all discrimination except on the basis of piety and faith. Allah Almighty says in
His Holy Book, [ Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who
has At-Taqwa [i.e.he is one of the Muttaqun (the pious. See V.2:2) Verily, Allah is

All-Knowing, All-Aware. ] (Al-Hujurat :13) Allah, Glory be to Him, wanted to put an


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end to all these pre-Islam traditions and ideas. Islam came to smash all these class
barriers. Thus, the experience began with Zainab Bint Jahsh, the Prophet's own cousin
and from the best noble families in Quraish. The experience also involved Zaid Ibn
Haritha, the Prophet's slave whom the Prophet (pbuh) granted his freedom and adopted
him in his own house as a son. Over and above, the principal role in this experience was
given the Prophet (pbuh) whom Allah inspired him to marry Zainab to his former slave-
Zaid.

            The Prophet went to Zainab's brother, Abdullah Bin Jahsh, and told him
about the proposal of Zaid with Zainab. On hearing that, Zainab and her brother felt
humiliated by this proposal, but at the same time they felt        cornered   by   the
Prophet's mediation they were expected.

           Instead of having one of the nobles of Quraish or from the [Al-Ansar] to
propose to Zainab, Zainab and her brother were surprised to know that the suitor was
Zaid Ibn Haritha. All the same, they were in a very deadlock position, because the
Prophet himself came to mediate in this propose... How could they possibly reject the
proposal without upsetting the Prophet (pbuh)? They could not help hinting that this
marriage lacks equivalence and they gave other excuses. Yet, Allah, Glory be to Him,
revealed the following verse to His Prophet (pbuh) says:



        [ It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have
decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever

disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed into a plain error. ]      (Al-
Ahzab: 36)


        That way, the Divine Order made the argument about this proposal come to an
end. Zainab, thus, could not but comply with the order of Allah All-Mighty and His
Messenger (pbuh). Despite marrying Zaid, Zainab repulsed from him, she remained like
a reluctant and bolt mara. She married him only to win Allah's Pleasure. Thus, all that
she surrendered was her body only. But she could never surrender her soul and body to
Zaid. Her heart stood irresponsive to associate with Zaid as two loving wife and
husband. After a short while, Zaid began to suffer from the negative psychological

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effects of this harsh experience… He was tormented by the way she treated him, that
lacked warm feelings. Consequently, Zaid kept complaining to the Prophet (pbuh) from
his marital life with Zainab .

       Here came the second phase of the predicament with which Allah All-Mighty
inflicted His, prophet (pbuh) to make him one of the principal characters into this
experience… The predicament came from the fact that after Zainab and Zaid's marriage
was consummated, the Archangel Gabriel came with revealing by Allah All-Mighty
say: Muhammad that Zainab would be your own wedded wife to put an end to the
common belief that it is unlawful for one to marry the divorcee of his adopted son. At
that time, the prophet (pbuh) found himself in an awkward position. Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) was a very shy person and he thought that his shyness would
prevent him from telling Zaid, his foster son, that the woman he was married to at the
time would be the Prophet's own wife later. Thus, whenever Zaid came to him
complaining about Zainab's treatment to him and asking for the Prophet's permission to
divorce her, the Prophet used to reply him, hold your wife and fear Allah All-Mighty!"
Yet, Allah, Glory be to Him, revealed the following verses in which He blames the
Prophet (pbuh)and to be like a clear order from Allah to all the people and to get rid of
his Prophet (pbuh) of the embarrassment. These verses read as follows :


          [ And (remember) when you said to him (Zaid bin Harithah                 - The

freed-slave of the Prophet                 ) on whom Allah has bestowed Grace (by

guiding him to Islam) and you ( O Muhammad                            too ) . have done

favour (by manumitting him) : ―Keep your wife to yourself, and fear Allah‖. But
you did hide in yourself (i.e. what Allah has already made known to you that He
will give her to you in marriage) that which Allah will make manifest, you did fear
the people (i.e., their saying that Muhammad                  married the divorced wife

of his manumitted salve) whereas Allah had a better right that you should fear Him.
So when Zaid had accomplished his desire from her (i.e. divorced her), We gave her
to you in marriage, so that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the believers in
respect of (the marriage of) the wives of their adopted sons when the latter have no
desire to keep them (i.e. they have divorced them). And Allah‘s Command must be


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fulfilled. * There is no blame on the Prophet (                   in that which Allah has

made legal for him. That has been Allah‘s Way with those who have passed away of
(the Prophets of) old. And the command of Allah is a decree determined. * Those who
convey the Message of Allah and fear Him, and fear none save Allah. And Sufficient

is Allah as a Reckoner. ] ( Al-Ahzab : 37-39)




          Thus, after these verses had been recited before the Prophet's Companions, and
they knew them well, these verses were as a permission for Zaid and allow him to
divorce Zainab.


           Afterwards, Allah All- Mighty honored her by marrying the gracious
Prophet (pbuh). Zainab used to      take     pride   in   this   before   the other wives
of   prophet saying,    "Your folks married you (to the Prophet),             but   I   was
married     (to him)   by   (the order of)     Allah All- Mighty from the above seven
heavens... In other report by "Muhammad Ibn Abdullah ibn Jahsh, her nephew, said:
"One day, (each one of) Zainab and Aisha, May Allah be pleased with both of them,
tried to prove that one is better than the other. Zainab, May Allah be pleased with her,
said: 'My marriage was ordained from above the heavens.'Aisha, May Allah be pleased
with her, said: 'The evidence of my innocence was revealed from above the heavens.'
Here, Zainab acknowledged (her agree)."


5-     The fifth wife is [Ramlah Bint Abi Sofyan], May Allah be pleased with her,
known as (Umm Habibah). The story of her marriage from the Prophet (pbuh) gives
another image of how he condole and excuse the gracious people their stumbles and
rehabilitate to that woman (Umm Habibah).


       Umm Habibah was the daughter of Abi Sofyan, one of the grand unbeliefers‟s
leaders against Muhammad and his Call to Islam. However, she challenged her father
and declared Islam. Then, she immigrated secretly with her husband Ubaidullah ibn
Jahsh joined the Muslims who immigrated, to Abyssinia… But she suffered very
difficult shock when her husband was the only one among all the Muslims there who


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tempted by the Devil to apostate out of Islam and embraced Christianity. This dealt a
great blow to Umm Habibah, for he was the only one she had after embracing Islam.
Now that he became a Christian, she was all alone. Unable to return home, she stayed in
Abyssinia for fear of her tyrant father and her family's glee over her misfortune. The
Prophet (pbuh) knew about all this. Given his great manners, the Prophet could not
but extend a helping hand to that faithful believer who challenged all her family for the
sake of Islam. He wanted her to regain her dignity. Thus, he sent to [Annagashi], the
King of Abyssinia, proposing to her. The Prophet also gave the King of Abyssinia
proxy to engage and marry Umm Habibah for him.


       Annagashi treated her with honor. He gave her a dowry of [400 dinars] After all
that is said, was that marriage based on the sexual desire or any animalism?… Rather,
through this marriage the Prophet sowed the seeds of love in the heart of her father Abi
Sofyan and his whole family. Perhaps the fruits of these seeds were reaped later, and
that is what exactly happened .


6-     The sixth wife is Assayeda [Umm Salama], May Allah be pleased with her. Her
name is (Hind Bint Zadel-Rakb Abu Umayya Abdullah Al Makhzumy). She was the
first Muslim female immigrate to Abyssinia where she gave birth to her son, Salama
there . She was also the first woman to migrate Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah. Her
husband was [Abdullah ibn Abdul-Asad Ibnul-Mughira], the Prophet's cousin and foster
brother. He has a precedence in Islam for he was one of the first to migrate Abyssinia
and the first companion migrate to Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah before the emigration
of the prophet to it.


       Umm Salama, May Allah be pleased with her, faced many trials in her Islam.
She gave account of these trials herself as mentioned in the book of Ibn Hisham,
biography.


        She said: (When abu Salama made up his mind to migrate to Al-Madinah Al-
Menawwarah, he took me and my son Salama on a camel and began to move. On
seeing this, the men of Bany Al Mughira (her family) came and removed the camel's
noseband from his hand and took me. Thus, Banu Abdul-Asad the family of Abi Salama
were furious and said, 'By Allah, we will not leave our grandson (Salama) with her as


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long as you took her from our son (Abu Salama).' They quarreled over Salama and
pulled him out among them till they plucked his hand, and at last Banu Abdul-Asad
took him away. Moreover, Banu Al Mughira, my family, locked me in. My husband
headed for Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah. That way, I was separated from both my
husband and my son at the same time. Every day in the afternoon, I used to go out to the
[Al-Abtah] (one precinct of Makkah on the way to Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah and sit
there crying. I kept as such for a year or so... Then, one man of my cousins (Banel-
Mughira) passed by me and saw me crying, this moved him. Thus, he said to (Banel-
Mughira): 'Won't you let this miserable woman go? You deprived her of her son.' At
that point, they said to me, 'If you wish, follow your husband. Then ' Banu Abdul-Asad
also gave me back my son and I rode my camel and headed follow my husband to Al-
Madinah Al-Menawwarah. I was all alone. By Allah, I never knew a Muslim family
faced such affliction as aba Salamas.).


      Umm Salama followed her husband and lived with him till he passed on away.
Abu Salama was so dear to the Prophet's heart. He died on the Prophet's chest he (bpuh)
laid him out with his hands and the Prophet was so sad for his death... Abu Salama left
behind a very old woman with no one to take care of, her after what she faced
many trials: she migrated to Abyssinia, was kept away from her son and
husband and then her husband died and she had nobody from her family with.. So
compassionate was the Prophet (pbuh) and so merciful were his Companions, May
Allah be pleased with them. Their gallantry and kind-heartedness was fully manifested
after the death of Abu Salama. Although Umm Salama was so old, Aba Bakr and Umar
ibnul-Khattab, May Allah be pleased with both of them, proposed to her, but she
refused politely on the pretext of her old age. Then, the Prophet went to her to condole
her for her husband's death. There he said to her, "Ask Allah to reward you for your
calamity and grant you a better compensation." Hearing that, she said, 'And who is
better than Abi Salama, O Allah's Messenger?' so, the Prophet (pbuh) proposed to her,
for according to her there was no one better than Abi Salama except the Prophet
(pbuh).


          Can any liar, then, say that the Prophet's marrying that woman was motivated by
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and beloved Prophet who are exemplary in manners, from all their lies and outright
false allegations.


7-      The seventh wife is assayeda [Maymouna Bint Al Harith], May Allah be
pleased with her. The story of her marriage to the Prophet (pbuh) is a very wonderful
one. After the [Hudaybiyya] Reconciliation in 7 A.H., it was agreed that the Prophet
and the Muslims would enter Makkah to perform Minor Pilgrimage for the first time
since their migration to Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah. The Agreement conditions also
stipulated that the men among the disbelievers should leave Makkah for three days till
the Prophet and the Muslims have completed the rituals.


         The Prophet (pbuh) and the Muslims took the opportunity to display their
strength in large number (as it happens today in the military parades). Thus, they were
organized in rows and entered Makkah cheering harmoniously. Their cheering
reverberation shook the mountain passes in Makkah, while the prophet (pbuh) in the
middle of their vanguard. So, the women in Makkah looked out of their windows to
enjoy the sight of the Muslims' organized parade . Some of them went out of their
houses to enjoy looking this great parade close to it. Amongst those women stood
Maymouna bint Al Harith, May Allah be pleased with her. She was the sister of the
wives of the Prophet's two uncles, Al 'Abbas and Hamza the sons of Abdel-Mottalib.
She was on a camel and stopped to watch the impressive rally. There she saw the
Prophet (pbuh) amongst his Companions who guarded him with unprecedented love and
loyalty. She saw his blessed face glimmering with the light of faith. That touched her,
though the prophet (pbuh) was 60 at that time. Thus, she spoke in a way that disclosed
her love to Allah and His Messenger (pbuh) .


       Her words declared her decision to rebel against the Quraish Tribe, its grip and
injustice. She said, "the camel and whatever is on it are for Allah and His
Messenger." She confided to Al Abbas ibn abdel-Mottalib. May Allah be pleased with
him, her brother-in-law that she granted herself to the Prophet (pbuh) and she wondered,
"Would he accept the gift?". The Prophet (pbuh) could not but accept the offer of that
woman who was overwhelmed by her love to Allah and His Messenger.




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 8-       The eighth wife is Assayeda [Safiyya Bint Hayey Bin Akhtab], May Allah be
pleased with her... Her father is Hayey Bin Akhtab, the leader of the Jewish tribe of
Bani Annadeer in Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah. Her husband was Kinanah Ibn Al
Rabee',     the master of Al Qumus fortress, the strongest Jewish fort in Khaibar. Her
father and husband were thus considered to be the kings of the Children of Israel., for
her genealogy goes back to Harun, Prophet Moses' brother, Peace and Blessings of
Allah be upon both of them.

          Her marriage to the Prophet, Peace and blessings be upon him, came after the
Battle of [ Al-Ahzab] (factions), in which the Muslims dug a trench to stand at Quraish
disbelievers and their allies of the Bedouins… However, the Jews of Bani Quraidha
conspired with the disbelievers against the Muslims. They aimed at besieging the
Muslims from both inside and outside Al-Madina like pincer. Yet, Allah All-Mighty
sent down wind and invisible soldiers from the angels to fight with the Muslims' side
and the Muslims came out of a victorious war. Then, the Prophet (pbuh) received a
Revelation ordering him to exterminate completely Bani Quraidah for their betrayal of
Muslims and reneging on the covenant in between them and Muslims. Thus, the Prophet
(pbuh) and his army besieged them in their home for a long time… The Jews were
about to die of famine. Therefore, they asked for [Sa'd ibn Mu'az,] May Allah be
pleased with him, to be their judge and they obeyed his verdict. Sa'd's sentence was to
kill their men, capture their women and children as slaves and divide their money
amongst the Muslim army. Among the Jews killed was Hayey ibn Al Akhtab, the
Leader of Bani Annadeer.

          His daughter Safiyya was taken as a bondwoman included Khaibar‟s captures…
The Prophet (pbuh) at that time was about sixty years old. While bondwomen were
offered in front of the Prophet (pbuh), he was told that Safiyya was the daughter of the
Jews' leader. Thus, he did not like her to be humiliated after the good life she lived
before and after the death of her father together with the men of her family. Thus, the
Prophet (pbuh) set her free from slavery and married her to honor her. Being a former
Jew and bondwoman, Safiyya was slighted by the Prophet's others wives who are from
Arabic origins. On hearing this, the Prophet (pbuh) wanted to teach his wives a lesson
about who is the best among the Muslims. So, when Safiyya came to complain him
about 'Aisha and Hafsa's slighting her around for being a Jew, he advised her to retort:



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"Why you don’t say to Aisha and Hafsa.. how can you be better than me while my
husband is Muhammad, my father is Harun and my uncle is Moses?" ( As all of
them were prophet).

9-   The ninth wife is Assyeda [Juwairiyya Bint El-Harith], her father was a leader of
[Banil-Mustaliq]. May Allah be pleased with her. She married the Prophet (pbuh) in 5
A.H. in that year,the Prophet was informed that the tribe of Banil-Mustaliq, arranged to
attack Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah guided by their emir [ Al-Harith Ibn Abi Dirar],.
Thus, the Prophet (pbuh) decided that it is better to launch a sudden attack against them
in their home before they could go out to attack Al-Madinah Al-Menawwarah. So, the
prophet (pbuh) and his army swoop down upon them and get them defeated. After the
battle, their women were taken as bondwomen Juwairiyya Bint El Harith,. was given as
a bondwoman to [Thabit Ibn Qais] who gave her the contract to buying back her
freedom by money. She tried hard to collect the money, but she could not. Thus, she
headed for the house of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) seeking his help. She stood outside
'Aisha's door and said, "O Allah's Messenger! I am [ Bint (the daughter of ) Al Harith
Ibn Abi Dirar], the Leader of his people. I was plagued by the affliction you know full
well and I was given to Thabit Bin Qais and I agreed with him to buy my freedom and I
came seeking your help for that."



       The Prophet (pbuh) heard her sad voice complaining her fortunes and seeking
his help to stand back on her feet after her calamity and humiliation that put an end to
her previous dignity and power as an emir's daughter. The Prophet (pbuh) wanted to
honor her and draw her people closer to him that they may embrace Islam at last
willingly.


       Seeing that the Prophet (pbuh) released this bondwoman and married her, all the
Companions, May Allah be pleased with them, followed suit. They raced in release
their captures and setting them free from slavery in respect of the new relationship by
prophet (pbuh) marriage from Banil-Mustaliq their daughter juwairiyya. This sowed
the seeds of love and intimacy between the people of Al Mustaliq and the Muslims.
From that time on, Banul- Mustaliq, the previous stronger enmity of Muslims, became
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       Those are the wives of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and their brief of the stories
how he married each of them. As obvious, he married no one for a sexual desire as
some false alleged... On the contrary, the Prophet (pbuh) married them to condole them
after the death of their husbands, to honor them after their humiliation, or to win the
friendship of their people in the course of his Call to Islam. Moreover, marriage was
sometimes to set a legislation for the Muslims as was the case of his marriage to Zainab
Bint Jahsh, May Allah be pleased with her.



       These are the wives of the Prophet (pbuh). They used to complain about the
shortage of their expenditures and the hard life they led though they knew that they
were married to the Most honored Prophet (pbuh) by All-Mighty Allah.


      If Muhammad (pbuh) wanted to enjoy the pleasures and luxuries of life, he would
have accepted the offer made to him by Allah All-Mighty to turn the mountains of
Tohama and the sand of Makkah into gold and silver… Yet, the Prophet (pbuh)
preferred to be just a worshipper and Messenger of Allah and he lived all his life with
his wives content with their rough life, renouncing the pleasures of life. His wives were
equally content with this hard life until the prophet (pbuh) died, they stood long last
contenting with him even when the profits of the battles came once to be devided by the
Prophet (pbuh). The Prophet distributed all the profits amongst the Muslims soldiers
and the needy in Al-Madinah and he left nothing for himself or his wives. So, they tried
thought that they are as entitled as the rest of the Muslims to have a share of these
profits. Thus, the following verses were revealed to the Prophet (pbuh); Allah All-
Mighty says:
       [ O Prophet (Muhammad ‫ !) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬Say to your wives : ― If you desire
the life of this world, and its glitter, then come! I will make a provision for you
and set you free in a handsome manner (divorce). * But if you desire Allah and His
Messenger, and the home of the Hereafter, then verily, Allah has prepared for Al-

Muhsinat (good-doers) amongst you an enormous reward.]         (AlAhzab: 28 – 29)




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           On hearing this, the Prophet's wives preferred Allah, and his Messenger
(pbuh) and the home of the Hereafter. They led this hard life of austerity and poverty
with him, hoping to win the Pleasure of Allah All-Mighty and His Prophet (pbuh)…
Where are the erotic characteristics attributed to the Prophet (pbuh) by anti-Islam liars
and hypocrites. They claimed that the Prophet's actions and his manner were dominated
by his sexual desires and far be him from their lies and allegations! The honored
Prophet was described by Allah, Exalted be to him, that he (pbuh) the owner of the
greatest, manners. The Prophet (pbuh) had the option of living as an emperor or a king,
but he favored poverty and he slept hungry most of nights find not a small piece of
bread at any of his houses to block his hunger and always said: "O Allah! There is no
other life but the Hereafter life." How come that this man was dominated by his
desires and love women?!… However, the Prophet said, "I was made to love (my)
women and perfume and the peace of my eye is the prayers." It is true that the
Prophet (pbuh) loved his wives and treated them equally and fair with them. He never
had an paramour affair all his life except what Allah All-Mighty make lawful to him.


       It should be taken into consideration that Prophet Solomon (pbuh) had 700 free
wives and 300 bondwomen. Prophet David also had 99 free wives.


       Even at the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the Jewish and Christian kings
used to have their palaces stuffed with the beautiful women as beehive, their palaces
clamor with them. They used to have countless lovers and give erotic parties attended
by their retinue and ministers. At these parties, they drank naked and practiced all the
possible fornications in front of each other, without any ashame or bashfulness!!.

       These erotic and obscene practices in the history of all the old Jewish and
Christian‟s Kings and leaders but never criticized by the foes of Islam. How flagrant are
their lies and allegations! They could not direct their exposing lying criticism but to this
most pure and elevated Prophet who was an example of morality and virtue. Moreover,
all the Prophet's attitudes with his companions and people were evidences that he is a
Prophet sent by Allah All-Mighty, a Prophet that sought no kingdom or leadersihp. He
was even reluctant to be distinguished over his Companions. He never sat in the best
place between them. He also disliked that people stand on seeing him coming When
some of his Companions wanted to praise him, he said to them, "Do not praise me as


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the Christians praised Christ, the son of Mary…" On the death of his son, Ibrahim,
the sun was eclipsed. People said that this eclipse was because of Ibrahim's death. On
hearing this, the Prophet (pbuh) said: "The sun and the moon are two of Allah's Signs
and they are never eclipsed for anyone's death or life…"

        over and above, the Prophet (pbuh) used to devote worshiping Allah most of the
nights, fast often the days and pray often to extent till his feet get hurt. He also used to
pay all he got in charity. When he died, his shield was pawned for a Jew in return
against food for his family... Once, 'Umar Ibnul-Khattab saw him lying on a worn straw
mat that left its impression on his body. On seeing this, 'Umar cried. The Prophet asked
him, "Why are you crying?" 'Umar answered him, "How come that Caesar and the king
of Persia sleep on silk and the soft mattress, but you, the Messenger of Allah, sleep on a
straw mat that hurts your side?" the Prophet said: "O 'Umar! Don't you feel content
that they have this world life and we (Muslims) have the Hereafter life?”


       'Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, said, "the Prophet (pbuh) used to repair
his slipper, sew his clothes and do by his hands as every body of you do in his home. He
was like an ordinary man, used to don his dress, milk his ewe and serve himself."


       One day, the Prophet (pbuh) was traveling with his companions and he ordered
to slaughter an ewe to eat. One Companion said: "I am to slaughter it." Another said: "I
am to skin it." Another said: "I am to cook it." At that point the Prophet (pbuh) said:
"And I am to collect the firewood." On hearing this, the Companions, May Allah be
pleased with them, said: "We will do all the work, O, Allah's Messenger!" the Prophet
answered them: "I know that you don't want me to do anything, but I hate to be
distinguished amongst you, for Allah hates to see His servant distinguished
amongst his companions." And he rose and collected the firewood.”


        What do the anti-Islam liars think of such a great Prophet who could build a
great nation that amounts now more than a billion Muslims… was he has time for his
desires?… The Prophet (pbuh) had no spare time to think of sexual desires and such
things, for he had been always engaged in Jihad for the Cause of Islam. He never had a
break ever since he embarked on the Call for Islam and until his demise. He was busy
fighting the disbelievers, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, uniting the


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Muslims, instructing them on the Qur'an and the Islamic teachings. While doing all this,
he was worshipping Allah All-Mighty day and night. He shouldered countless
responsibilities.


       This was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This is his life and manners. To attain
more details, refer to the chapter of asceticism in this book. Woe to the liars!


       Before concluding this part that aims at introducing the character of Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) and to his true message which he brought it by Allah All-Mighty.
Dear readers, I'd like to quote a little about some of the Christian scholars who lauded
the character of the generous Prophet (pbuh) and about Islam religion:

     In his book "Heroes", the British Philosopher, (Thomas Carlyl), says:
"Muhammad (pbuh) was not a slave for his desires as falsely alleged by his enemies.
We would be mistaken to consider him an erotic man whose only concern was to satisfy
his desires. No, how far was he from any pleasures whatsoever.

He was renounce worldly pleasures and austere in his home, food, drink, clothes and all
his affairs. His usual food was bread and water and maybe months would elapse without
making a fire (to cook) in his house"

        He also says, "It is a shame for any civilized body of this generation to listen to
the illusions of those alleging that Islam is a fake religion and that Muhammad (pbuh)
was not on right way. It is high time to fight these silly and shameful allegations… The
Message of this great Prophet called for remained a guiding light for millions of people
for 14 centuries. Is it possible that this Message in which all these millions believe until
their death is lie?.. A liar man can never build a brick house, so how about a man that
built a house (of Islam) propped for all these numerous centuries, with a glorious
civilization and many millions of people".

The British scholar, (Bosworth Smith), the author a book called "Muhammad and
Muhammadism". In it he said: "The only eternal miracle Muhammad alleged he had is
the Qur'an… The truth that it is. If we put into consideration the circumstances of the
age he lived in, and how no limit respected he was amongst his Companions, and if we
compare this with the church popes and the Medieval saints, we will definitely realize


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that the greatest of Muhammad's miracles is that he did not claim the ability of working
miracles and that he always did what he preached and his Companions saw him doing
it. His Companions never attributed false miracles to him.

Is there a better evidence on his truthfulness?… Since the beginning and straight till his
death, Muhammad said that he is Allah's Prophet. And I think that philosophy and true
Christianity will admit this for him someday."

 he German writer, (August Kunt), the first critic and disobey of Islam, once
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somebody asked him: "How can you speak that way of Islam though you know nothing
about it?…" He said: I would try to know everything about Islam… And then he began
to read some books of the German orientalists… After that, he came back and said: "I
do not think that there is a qualified religion whose predictions come true now and I do
not think that there is a religion qualified to be used in secular matters but Islam… For
Islam doesn‟t abolish the power of reason. On the contrary, Islam encourages
knowledge, innovation, arts and science."

     This is the French writer, (Maurice Bucaille), wrote in his book "the Qur'an, the
Torah and the Bible ", : "The mistaken judgements of the west concerning Islam is
sometimes the result of ignorance and other times the result of intended heading an
insolence to the image of Islam… We are stunned when reading about the most serious
western writings flagrant lies about Islam though the authors of these writings are
competent ones. Publishing such lies depicts a false image of Qur'an and Islam.


In 1970 the Vatican secretarial issued a document of the instructions on how to conduct
a dialogue between Muslims and Christians… The document reads as follows:


(1)    Revising the Christian attitudes towards Islam and opening their previous
judgements on Islam to criticism.


(2)   First of all, we have to pay attention to gradually change our Christian brother's
mentality.


(3)   Forgetting about the worn out image of Islam that is distorted with lies and prior
judgements.


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(4)   Admitting the wrongs done by the Christian west against the Muslims.


        On these four principles, the one -hundred and fifty-pages document was issued
to spread and refute the Christian's classical mistaken opinions of Islam and display a
fair image of what Islam really is.


        Bucaille concludes his word about the Vatican document saying: "I am
completely certain that the Vatican's defense of Islam will surprise many of those
contemporary to us, whether Muslims, Jews or Christians. For it is a declaration
distinguished with sincerity and open-mindedness contradictory to the typical old
attitudes… But very few amongst the westerns are those who know about these new
attitudes of the supreme authorities in the Catholic Church" .


 ere is (Roget Garoudi), the former French philosopher and thinker. He was the
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king of the universal pioneer of philosophy when he suddenly realized that he has
nothing of philosophical value... However, after he studied Islam and read the Qur'an,
he had the courage to admit that he was in a thinking impasse he involved till that time.
Thus, he embraced Islam. He called himself [Raja'] (Hope), because he was one of the
zealous defenders of scientific Socialism and Marxism but this ended up in an impasse
and he found no hope or way out but through Islam. Thus, his name became Raja'
Garoudi.


 nother defender of Islam is Muhammad Asad, an Austrian journalist who
   A
converted Islam and became a faithful Muslim. Asad spent his best wonderful days in
his life as Bedouin traveling in the desert of the Arab peninsula with the Bedouins.

           In his book, "The path to Islam", that was translated to many languages such
as, Arabic, English, French, Dutch, Swedish, German and Urdu, he says: "Islam gave a
spur to the cultural activity that resulted in one of the best eras in the human history...
Islam did so by saying "Yes" to the power of intellect…"No" to obscureness, "Yes" to
work…"No" to stagnating…"Yes" to life… "No" to killing the body to savor the
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       It is not a wonder then that once Islam extended beyond the Arab peninsula, it
acquired new followers and people rushed to embrace it in troops… The people of Syria
and North of Africa as well as those of Spain shortly after found themselves in front of a
religion that denies the concept of the (first original sin)… and emphasizes the innate
dignity of the secular and earthly life. Therefore, they embraced this new religion in
troops that states that man is the successor of Allah All-Mighty on this earth... This is
disproof a fable of (the surrendering with sword‟s sharp) and the true interpretation of
the smashing victory of Islam in the dawn of it‟s great history… That is meaning not the
legend of forcing Islam with the power of swords. Muslims are not the reason for the
greatness of Islam; Islam is rather the main reason behind the greatness of Muslims."

     This is from an interview conducted by the correspondent of the [Asharq Al-
Awsat] the Arabic newspaper in Bern, Switzerland issued in (2/4/2001), with Professor
( Dr. Yourg Stausy Lautinburg), head of the military library and archives and professor
at the Swiss Faculty of Staff. During the interview, and replying a question : "Through
your study of Islam, do you think that Islam poses a threat to the west?", the professor
said: "Not at all. Islam calls for tolerance and coexistence. It further acknowledges the
other divine religions,Christianity and Judaism. Moreover, Christ and the Virgin Mary
enjoy a lofty status in the Holy Qur'an and so do Judaism and Prophet Moses (pbuh).
Although the fact that Islam spread so fast, it spread from China to the borders of
Europe in a record time, around one hundred years, it did not spread by intimidation,
destruction or massacres”.

       The history of Islam do not include genocidal wars or massacres for the
downtrodden people as it happened to the Indians in America (for instance). Instead,
Islam treated the downtrodden gently and imposed on them a nominal tax they could
easily afford. Islam was not imposed on people with force. Rather, it spreads by the
power of tolerance, good example, understanding, marriage and dialogue. Islam
established a great civilization in Andalusia. This civilization had a great influence on
the Renaissance and the European civilization in general. The west benefited a lot from
Islam in many fields, including philosophy, medicine, chemistry, mathematics and
particularly experimental sciences. Under the reign of Islam; Muslims, Christians and
Jews coexisted in Spain. Thus, Islam poses no threat to the west. It rather enriches the
west with its values and civilization." (Here Dr. Burg's words came to an end).



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          There is another issue usually tackled by the enemies of Islam, who fail to
understand the wisdom of enacting it by Allah All-Mighty. The issue is (that a Muslim
man can marry up to four wives in one time)… This has been a most controversial issue
they sunk in it for long centuries and up till now without any sign of knowledge or open
mind...

      Then, years elapsed and WWI and WWII broke out. So tens of millions women
were left behind in Germany and Austria without husbands. At that time a statistics
were conducted. It was found that the proportion of men to women is one to ten
respectively in both countries. Afterwards, they discovered that their approach to life is
the wrong one, according to the best of their scholars. Also history recorded the ruined
results and the manner‟s astray in their societies that they suffered up-today… However,
they continued to launch attacks on Islam and its allowance for men to marry four. They
say that Islam treats women as slaves. But consider the matter themselves, who
humiliated women and turn them to the bottom, either she would be a paramour for
non-husband or into prostitutes roaming the streets in search of a satisfaction for the
men desires and selling their naked body and who makes them end up in the arms of
someone other than their husbands? It is their own way of life, and definitely not Islam.


          On the other hand this controversial issue has more than one dimension, which
we will explain in the following:


First: Before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was sent down by Allah All-Mighty and
before the Revelation of the Holy Qur'an, women in the pre-Islamic age had no worth at
all. They had no right in inheritance. People were in the habit of killing their female
babies by burying them alive, for they mistakingly thought that daughters before sons
would bring about shame and bad luck for them.


This was described in the Holy Qur'an. Allah All-Mighty says:
[ And when the news of (the birth of ) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his
face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! * He hides himself from the
people because of the evil of that whereof he has been informed. Shall he keep her




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with dishonour or bury her in the earth? Certainly evil is their decision. ] (An-Nahl:

58 – 59)


       Islam came to give women dignity and elevate her status, on one condition set
by the Great Creator in the holy Qur'an, "Men are in charge of woman" . Allah,
Exalted be Him, bestowed on men some characteristics that make them innately apt to
be the maintainers of women. Women are such fragile creatures; she doesn‟t feel safe
and secure but by the side of her husband... However, Allah All-Mighty orders men to
be just and merciful and to treat woman with respect as their maintainers. They are
further ordered to protect woman against not taking her body or personality seriously.
Islam prohibited burying female babies alive and [Al-Mota‟ah] marriage, (a temporary
marriage that ensures woman nothing of her rights in alimony or inheritance)... Equally,
the Holy Qur'an made adultery unlawful and did not allow marrying more than one
woman unless man can treat them equally. Allah All-Mighty says: [But if you fear that

you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one…] (An-Nisa :3) Since

Islam is originally a humane message of mercy from Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Therefore this multiplicity of wives is not obligatory or even preferred. It is rather
allowed if the Muslim man faces certain specific circumstances. Even divorce is
allowed twice and then man must continue living with his wife in a good way
or let her go in a respectful manner. This is to honor woman in the first place. All the
same, the Prophet (pbuh) declared that it is a dislikable matter, "The most disliked
permissible act for Allah is divorce".


Second: It is true that Islam allows man to marry up to four wives, for Allah All-Mighty

says: [Marry (other) women of your choice, two, or three, or four…] (An-Nisa: 3)

But this is enacted for personal and social necessities that has to do with Allah's all-
encompassing Knowledge of his creatures – man and woman. This will be dealt with in
detail later on… It goes without saying that marrying more than one is better than
hidden adultery. Moreover, it lessens the number of old-maids, woman bachelorhood ( a
phenomenon prevalent in Europe and America these days). This led them to the
deviation, they became prostitutes. Thus, their societies broke up with corruption. Those
who do not deviate live the rest of their life suffer from deprivation, depression and


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psychological ailments. As a result of no husband with the misery of bachelorhood, they
became a heavy burden on their societies and some of them resort to committing suicide
to put an end to their sufferance, not to mention the increase in the number of
illegitimate babies whose fathers are unknown. Their percentage differs from one
country to another and it ranges from 20% to 40%. On the other hand, this percentage is
nearly 0% in the Islamic countries which allow the multiplicity of wives.


          The worst thing in the western world is that people care no more for the value
of certain parentage. Husbands there are often unable to say for sure whether the
children to whom their wives gave birth and they bring them up are their own children
or not.


          Those who criticize Islam are ignorant of the reasons for and benefits of enacting
such legislation in Islam that are briefly as follows:

 (a) Men get killed in wars… and consequently women outnumber men, as happened
          in Germany during the WWII where the proportion of men to women was one to
          ten respectively… The destiny of the nine women who found no husbands is
          known full well. When the number of men decreases in any country by reason of
          wars or other probable reasons, its productive manpower decreases as well..
          Multiplicity of wives will then be the perfect solution. A british sociologist
          called (Herbert Spencer) says in his book "The Fundamentals of Sociology": (If
          a war outbreaks in a given nation and men get killed during that war, given that
          each of the surviving men has but one wife, there will be an inevitable sharp fall
          in the rate of birth. mortality rate will exceed birth rates. Therefore, if two
          nations are equal in all their circumstances except for the fact that one of them
          allows man to marry more than one and the other does not and they engage in
          any war, the former will be due to win. For it maximizes the benefit from all its
          women in giving newborns. The result will be that the nation whose men marry
          but once will be demolished by that allowing multiplicity of wives)… We add
          that the increase in the number of unmarried women will be a reason for
          prevailing lechery and poverty.




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(b) If a wife suffers from a chronic disease, will the husband be obliged to be bound
    to her all his life as it happens in America and Europe or divorces her to marry
    another one?.. The answer to that question shows the Wisdom of the Great Creator
    in allowing the multiplicity of wives… In Islam if a man and a woman live
    together for long years that they had nourished strong feelings towards each other
    and the wife suffers from a chronic disease that prevents her husband from
    enjoying her and he therefore divorces her, this would be far from mercy and
    compassion. After all this love and long life together? Where is the human
    conscience? Such a woman will not be able to work and earn her living after her
    divorce. Moreover, no one else will like to marry her to nurse in her condition…
    Thus, it is not gallant or humane to divorce such a woman, given her illness, to
    marry another as the way is in the west… But it is equally unfair to prevent the
    husband that his wife get a chronic disease from marrying another and deprive
    him of having children and push him to commit adultery as the case is in the
    Europe, America and the other countries‟s societies that have no Islamic Law.

(c) Sometimes after marriage, a man discovers that his wife is sterile or the wife got a
    disease that prevents her from giving birth… This case is more complicated than
    the previous one… (how is the reasons Allah All-Mighty His fullwise to allow
    Muslims the multiplicity of wives)… Often do a man and a woman get married
    and develop tender feelings for each other to the extent that they cannot dispens
    with each other. Then, they discover that the wife is sterile. We should take into
    consideration that no matter how much does man love his wife, he will always
    want to have children of his own… In the west, such couple agree on divorce, the
    man will marry another, and the woman awaits her destiny which will be in
    unknown with the windward of the men those only want to enjoy her body
    unlawful and adultery. In the islam way mostly, the husband retains this wife in
    dignity and honor her inside his house and husband could marry another with her
    consent and satisfaction, and have children that fill the house with joy and
    happiness. Which is better, in your wise?.. The western law or the law enacted by
    Allah All-Mighty for His creatures.

(d) Most of times, it happens that man's health capabilities and biological constitution
    make him of extreme sexual desire. In this case, one wife will not be enough, for



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       she will not be able to satisfy his desires and if she does she can get hurt or go
       through a lot of sufferance and pain. In this case, would it be better for the
       husband to have a lawful woman marry her?.. or have an illegitimate affair, to
       commit adultery with her?… Answer us you who criticize and attack Islam.

                The German Philosopher, (Schaubenhaur), says: "If we go back to the
         origins and realities of matters, we will find no reason to prevent man from
         marrying another woman if his wife has a chronic disease she suffers it or if
         his wife is sterile or if she gets too old”.. He also says: "who amongst us
         really restricted to one wife?".. We cannot deny that all or almost of us most of
         the days. have more than one woman!?.. " Then, he added: "Isn‟t it high time for
         us to look at the multiplicity of wives as a privilege for the whole female
         gender?.. In the city of (London) alone, the honor of 80 thousand prostitutes
         girls sacrifice their honor against one wife principle, and this is the result of the
         European woman when she believe in their lies".

 (e)     It is in man's nature that his sexual ability do not fade with the elapse of years.
         Unlike man, woman lose much of her sexual desires at an early age, between 40
         and 50. To satisfy these desires man has to marry another woman, but at the
         same time he has to retain the first wife with whom he lived most of his life.
         This is better than to have a paramour, seeking whores or abandoning the first
         wife as the rotten west law and leaving her a victim for poverty and loss. Thus,
         the society is spared a great deal of corruption and diseases such as the (AIDS),
         that has no completely cure till now.

 (f)    Sometimes, man's business or his job requires him to travel a lot. The wife, on
         the other hand, cannot follow him everywhere, for she is burdened with children
         and for her fragile nature. Should husband in his traveling seek whores and
         prostitutes and bring himself as well as his wife serious diseases?.. Or should he
         marry another to protect himself from sinning?.




          These were some of the reasons why Islam allows man to marry more than one
woman. There are many other reasons but we cannot go further in this topic because of
the limited space.


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          In this regard, I cannot left saying that the multiplicity of wives was allowed
in the Old and New Testaments which were distorted. However, even the distorted
versions include nothing that prohibits the multiplicity of wives. In the Medieval ages,
the multiplicity of wives was common in Europe. Even today, the multiplicity of wives
is not confined to Muslims alone. It is in this time common also in non-Muslim nations
in Africa, India, China and Japan… the multiplicity of wives was common among
Christian. In the beginning after the Ascension of Jesus, Peace and Blessings be upon
him… We conclude this issue with the testimony of one of the greatest western
sociologist, (Justaf Lobon), who says: "the multiplicity of wives, as allowed in Islam, is
one of the best systems that result in the elevation of the morality of the nation that
adopts it and makes the family more strongly-knitted. This Islamic Law makes the
Muslim woman happier and more deserving of respect by man than her western
counterpart".


       He added, "I do not know on what basis do the European judge that this system
(of the multiplicity of wives) is inferior to that of the monogamy, tinted with hypocrisy
and lies, which is prevalent amongst the westerns?!… Personally, I find reasons that
make me prefer the multiplicity system to any other one. Therefore, it is no wonder
to see the oriental people who come to our resorts and cities feel perplexed in front of
our cruel judgement on their multiplicity system they adopt."

Jesus, the Prophet of Allah:

      Now., and after we recited the brief story of the advent of Islam and the Prophecy
of Messenger Muhammad (pbuh), and the Holy Qur'an , the great miracle sent down by
Allah All-Mighty. We also mentioned the good manners and characteristics of Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) and the positive evidences for everybody that he is the Messenger of
Allah All-Mighty and the Seal of all Prophets. Besides, we mentioned how the Muslim
scholars refuted all the false lies reiterated by the enemies of Islam and how the latter
were shamefully defeated.


       We hark back to the serious and essential point of dispute between us, the
Muslims, and the People of the scripture... it‟s the truth of the entity of Prophet Jesus,
the Son of Mary, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon them. You People of the

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scripture hold the false and corrupt idea that Jesus is god or god's son or one of the
Trinity you believe in. Far be Allah All-Mighty from all these lies!.


       It is better to begin with the words of Allah, Exalted be Him, in this regard. Let's
read and consider the meaning of the following Qur'anic verses. May Allah, Glory be to
Him, guide you People of the scripture to the Right Path! Allah All-Mighty says:


       ―O you who have been given the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Believe in
what We have revealed (to Muhammad                 ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬confirming what is
(already) with you before We efface faces (by making them like he back of necks;
without nose, mouth, eyes) and turn them hindwards, of curse them as We cursed the
Sabbath-breakers. And the Commandment of Allah is always executed * Verily,
Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He
forgives except that (anything else) to whom He will; and whoever sets up partners

with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin‖. (An-Nisâ‘ 47-48)


Allah All-Mighty also says in this regard:

        ―O people of the Scripture! Do not exceed the limits in you religion, nor say
of Allâh aught but the truth. The Messiah ‗Îsâ (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was
(no more than) a Messenger of Allâh and His Word, (―Be!‖ ― and he was) which
He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Rûh) created by Him; so believe in
Allâh and His Messengers. Say not: ―Three (trinity)!‖ Cease! (it is) better for you.
For Allâh is (the only) One Ilâh (God), glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above
having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth.

And Allâh is All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs‖. (An-Nisâ‘ 171)

Allah also says:
           ―Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allâh is the Messiah, son of
Maryam (Mary). Say O Muhammad ( ‫― :) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬Who then has the least
power against Allâh, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), his
mother, and all those who are on the earth together?‖ And to Allâh belongs the




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dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He creates what

He wills. And Allâh is Able to do all things‖. (Al-Mâ‘idah 17)


Allah, Exalted be He, also says in other Qur'anic verse:

            ―Surely, disbelievers are those who said: ―Allâh is the third of the three
(in a Trinity).‖ But there is no Ilâh (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped)
but One Ilâh (God ― Allâh). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a

painful torment will befall on the disbelievers among them‖. (Al-Mâ‘idah 73)


            We would say as we start this message to you with what Allah All-Mighty
say in the Holy Qurân: “Say (O Muhammad             ‫― :) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬O people of the
Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that
we worship none but Allâh (Alone)‖. Some of you say that Allah consists of three
persons within the one Hypostasis (Hypostasis in the old surryalin language mean a
person): the Father, the son and the holy Ghost. This is a false belief that equals holding
partners with Allah All-Mighty.

Thus, you think that the three persons joined have created this great universe and
dominated it together. The Holy Qur'an refutes this idea clearly and positively, for Allah
All-Mighty says:


         ―No son (or offspring) did Allâh beget, nor is there any ilâh (god along with

Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he
had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allâh above

all that they attribute to Him!‖. (Al-Mu‘minûn 9)


Allah, Glory be to Him, also answers them back saying:


         ―Say (O Muhammad          ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬to these polytheists, pagans): ―If
there had been other âlihah (gods along with Him as they assert, then they would
certainly have sought out a way to the Lord of the Throne (seeking His Pleasures and
to be near to Him * Glorified and Exalted be He! High above (the great falsehood)


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that they say! (i.e. forged statements that there are other gods along with Allâh, but
He is Allâh, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need. He begets

not, nor was He begotten, and there is none comparable or coequal unto Him‖. (Al-

Isrâ‘ 42-43)


        It is our duty to consider these verses thoroughly. Since the dawn of history
and up till now, we are looking around us.



        Did any one other than Allah All-Mighty who talk to us in the holy Qur‟an
alleged or pretended that he is a god with Allah?, or that he is Allah's partner in this
kingdom of earth and heavens?… Of course we are not seeing or hearing of so. If there
were partners with Allah All-Mighty, they would have never kept silent after hearing
Allah's challenge for them in the Holy Qur'an… They would have unveiled themselves
and showed their miracles to the people and sent down books to read. Moreover, they
would have sought the way to the Throne and they would have lorded it over others, or
they would have declared war each other and we could looked a universal wars as what
saying through the (Greek Iliad) which is fraught with the superstitions of the (Gods
war) whose raging among them the horrific and destructive universal wars. So, the
kingdom of the heavens and world would have been turned into a battlefield for a great
fight amongst the Gods because everyone of them want to reign supreme. As Allah All-
Mighty says in the Holy Qur'an:


          ―Had there been therein (in the heavens and the earth) âlihah (gods)
besides Allâh, then verily both would have been ruined. Glorified be Allâh, the Lord

of the Throne, (High is He) above all that (evil) they associate with Him!‖. (Al-

Anbiyâ 22)




       Besides we say: all the creativity and precise discipline of this universe is a
sufficient evidence that it has one Creator and One Controller. If there were more than
one Creator and Controller, the universe would have lost its balance and been filled with



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chaos... But Glory be to Allah, the One and Only King in His Kingdom without any
competitor. He is the One Who creates and every one else is created.



       Other side some of you said: that Jesus is the son of Allah. This is more serious
than the previous allegation!!. Why?.. Because if we (for example) go along with this,
your invalid allegation that is Jesus is the Allah‟s son that will make the matter of
divinity a pure family matter. To have a son, the father god must have a wife.. And
when he has a wife and in order to beget her a son, he must practice sexual intercourse
with her step by step such as normal people and animals!!… The god's wife has to be a
goddess, same as the god genus, she could gave birth a baby (son), she also gave birth
(daughter) as well “why not?‟. Moreover, she has to have parents, she has a brother or
sister (in-law) the relatives of the god “why not?”, as long as she has (son)!.. He is the
god‟s son he must get married like his father god?.. To get married to a goddess, for it is
not appropriate for a god to marry a human, he has to marry a cousin or any female
relative. This means as we said previously that is the matter of divinity will be a pure
family matter. Given all that, the son god can also make a coup and dethrone his father
god. (why not?).. Since you O people of Scripture say that Jesus (who we know well as
in the shape of a human being), you says: He is the son of the father god.. that mean all
the remained divinity family‟s persons their shapes and descriptions like ours we the
human‟s children. That is not right Allah All-Mighty deserves like this bad supposition
by your wrong beliefs. He is the Real Great Creator of the earth and heavens, Glory to
Him, The One, the Self-sufficient Master, He begets not. Nor was He begotten and there
is none co-equal or comparable unto Him. Is He High above all these descriptions, you
described Him… "…there is nothing whatever like Him, and He is the all-hearer, the

all-seer". (Al-Shûra 11)


And let's consider the following Qur'anic verses:


         ―Yet, they join the jinn as partners in worship with Allâh, though He has
created them (the jinn); and they attribute falsely without knowledge sons and
daughters to Him. Be He Glorified and Exalted above all that (evil) they attribute to
Him * He is th Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children



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when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything‖.

(Al-An‘âm 100-101)

Let's also consider the words of Allah in the verse No. 75 in the Chapter of "Surrat Al-
Mâ‟idah ":


         ―The Messiah [‗Îsâ (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a
Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother
[Maryam (Mary)] was a Siddiqah [i.e. she believed in the Words of Allâh and His
Books (See Verse 66:12)]. They both used to eat food (as any other human being,
while Allâh does not eat). Look how We make the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them; yet look how they are deluded away

(from the truth‖. (Al-Mâ‘idah 75)

          Many of us still read this verse from the Holy Qur‟an without stopping to
consider the meaning of words ―They both used to eat food‖ though its meaning is
mentioned clearly in the most of the known books of interpretation… In this chapter,
we would like to shed more light on the meaning of these few words so as to show how
eloquent is Allah All-Mighty Who gives a great example in a few words and with a
style that cannot be attributed but to a great (Ilah) God. Praised be Allah All-Mighty for
addressing us, His humble servants, in that lofty style and for teaching us the manners
and (ethics of the Holy Qur'an)... Allah in the previous verse shows beyond doubt that
Jesus and his mother Mary (Peace and Blessing Upon Them) were but human beings
and not gods as some of you allege.


        Allah, Glory be to Him, teaches us through the Holy Qur'an and the Prophetic
Traditions that He created the angels of light, the Jinn from smokeless flame of fire, and
human from clay of mud. Each of Allah's creatures show a behaviour related to the
substance of which they are created, and they will live through for a while… Allah,
Exalted be He, destined all our original father (Adam) and his offspring till the day after
to live on the earth and according to its components and earth nature. For Allah All-




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Mighty says: ―Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you,

and from it We shall bring you out once again‖. (Tâ-Hâ 55)


         For wise reason by Allah All-Mighty to break the son of (Adam) away from
rising, priding and arrogant. That because human has the choice in this world life before
to be driven… He is (FREE) decide to take the goodness path or the Evil way. Then if
he preferred the latter, so whatever he reached the feeling of evil, priding and
arrogant, he came back to get his head turn upside down when he remember or
somebody remind him that no matter how he got arrogance or become proud, but at
the end everyday he forced to go stooling in the bathroom for the food he have had it
always, and because his created nature made of mud and returns to earth. As we have
just formerly in the beginning of our message talking to you the people of scripture
saying: We all belong to (Adam) who was created from earth so, don‟t be stubborn and
proud while defending null, as at the end we all will return to earth. So, there is no need
for arrogance and stubbornness.


About the angels, Allah All-Mighty says:


       ―And to Allâh prostrate all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, of
the moving (living) creatures and the angles, and they are not proud [i.e. they
worship their Lord (Allâh) with humility] * They fear their Lord above them, and

they do what they are commanded‖. (An-Nahl 49-50)


       As for the angels, with their created nature they never disobey Allah, they do as
ordered by Allah All-Mighty. They never feel arrogant. That is why Allah All-Mighty
did not make them eat and excrete as humans. For they do not need anything to remind
them of the fact that they are mere creatures… That is evident in the story of the angels'
visit to Prophet Abraham (pbuh). They visited him disguised as human‟s shape.
Abraham wanted to welcome his guests. So, he ordered for a fatted calf to be
slaughtered. The angels did not say no. But when the food was dished out, they couldn‟t
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        He was not frightened of them. But he knew that they were angels and he was
thinking what important matter brought them to tell him about. This is fully described in
the following Qur'anic verses:


        ―Has the story reached you, of the honoured guests [three angels; Jibril
(Gabriel) along with another two] of Ibrâhim. (Abraham)? * When they came in to
him and said: ― Salâm, (peace be upon you),‖ He answered: Salâm, (peace be upon
you),‖ and said: ―You are a people unknown to me * Then he turned to his
household, and brought out a roasted calf [as the property of Ibrâhim (Abraham) was
mainly cows * And placed it before them, (saying): ― Will you not eat?‖ * Then he
conceived fear of them (when they ate not). They said: ― Fear not.‖ And they gave
him glad tidings of a son having knowledge (about Allâh and His religion of True

Monotheism‖. (Adh-Dhâriyât 24-28)


          That is why Allah, Exalted be He, described Jesus and his mother Mary
saying that: ―They both used to eat food‖ Allah All-Mighty meant to say that if they
were gods as you people of scripture alleged: They would have never eat food and gone
to reply the call of nature, while the angels- the servants of Allah the Merciful- do not
eat food. So, gods must be better characteristics than those of angels. So, you said Jesus
is a God!.. does anybody conceive that the God eat food, then he go bathroom to get rid
of it‟s remains!??. What is this nonsense O you the People of the scripture?.. What are
these absurdities and    fables that even children cannot believe?.. How can such
fabricated tales be believed by the best scientists, past and contemporary thinkers as
well as the wisest amongst them?.. How could you believe in these false corrupt
hypotheses that has no ground and clear evidence and even animals, let alone humans,
cannot accept.


         You, People of the scripture! If your belief in the fables that say of the Trinity
the personality of Jesus (pbuh) is based on the distorted Bible and the Old Testament of
(Torah), we have preceding in this message quoted from some of your various Bibles,
especially that of Barnaba, what refutes all these your allegations, if you say we don't
admit it, in spite of the reliability of the Bible of Barnaba was established when some



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antique manuscripts were found beside the sea shore of the Dead Sea. These
manuscripts were read and approved by the priest Dr. (Charles Francis Potou), (Dr. D.F.
Aulbright), one of the pillars of the bibles antiques. They were also approved by priest
(Paul Davis), the head of All Saints' Church in Washington.. If some People of the
scripture say that they do not acknowledge the Bible of Barnaba, I hereunder refute your
belief through quoting one of the most popular Bible, that you admit of John. I will also
quote the words and opinions of Christian scholars throughout the Christian history...
Let's begin with the Bible of John!.

           P. 1/51: john says quoting Jesus: Truly, I say to you: (you will see
               heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on
               the Son of Man). This is a Jasus- full-admitted that he is the son of man
               and not the son of God or God or part of the Trinity.

            4:6, he says: (… so jesus, since he was tired from the journey…) It is
            In
               impossible for God Who created with His power the heavens and earth
               and whatever is between them to get tired.

            4: 34, (Jesus said to them, 'My food is to do the will of the one who
            In
               sent me, and to complete his work). Hereby Jesus testifies that he is a
               Messenger of Allah All-Mighty and that he complies with His Will and
               his task is to accomplish the message of Allah ordered him to do.

            Quoted (… for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no
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               honor in his own country). This is a positive proof that he is a just
               Prophet of Allah and as all Prophets, they were not honored among their
               own countries in the dawn of their Calls.

           
            4:19     The woman said to him: (Sir, I see that you are a prophet" I know
               that Messiah is coming" (the one called Christ): "whenever he comes,
               he will tell us everything." Jesus said to her, "I, the one speaking to
               you, am he). This means that he is a Prophet and that he is the Messiah
               mentioned in the Old Testament. As aforementioned, Messiah means a
               messenger from the God amongst human‟s children.



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            44 Jesus said: (How can you believe, if you accept praise from one
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                another and don‘t seek the praise that comes from the only God?)
                Here, Jesus (pbuh) declares that there is no god but God the One and
                Only Who has no son or partner in kingdom. Thus, he denies Trinity.

            Jesus also said: (… who sent me is truthful, and the things I have
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                heard from him I speak to the world). Here, Jesus (pbuh) emphasizes
                that he is but Allah's Messenger who came to tell the world whatever
                Allah ordered him to say.

           
            13:16 Jesus said (the slave is not greater than his master, nor is the one
                who is sent as a messenger greater than the one who sent him). There
                is no comment on this crystal clear saying.

In this regard also, (Girgis Zuwain Al-Fetohi), the Labanon says that (Shirintos and
Epison) and their group- while studying Christianity- emphasized that Jesus is not a god
or a god's son and that he was (nonentity) before he was born by Virgin Mary. He
further says that this is why the archbishops of Asia and other archbishops convened in
96A.D. at Saint John's and asked him to write for them an explanation of why Jesus is
not god. And he answered their request... The year in which John compile his Bible was
very controversial. Some say it was written in 65 A.D. Others say 96 A.D. and some say
it is 98 A.D.


Many of the Christian scholars deny that this Bible they have now is written by Saint
John the disciple of Jesus. (Stadlin) was reported by his friend (Catlick Herald) to say in
page 205 of the seventh volume, published in 1884: (All that is in the present Bible of
John is in fact authorship one of the students of Alexandria‟s school).. (Bertschneider)
said: "that John‟s Gospel and all his letters were not written by him but rather by a
person in the early years of the second century A.D. and he attributed them to John to be
acknowledged by people.. (Crutis) said: "This Bible used to consist of 20 chapter. Then,
Afas Church annexed twenty first chapter to it after John's death. The purpose of all
this was to prove that divinity of Jesus and demolishing any idea that says that he is a
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       It was phenomenon tangible that the present versions of four Gospels were
clearly different from each other... Some of them mentioning situations and events that
the others deny or add to them or even subtract from them in the other bible,. The
contradiction between these Bibles was obvious and exposed.. There are many
examples that illustrate this contradiction, but we cannot mention all in this chapter
including this brief.. There are several books written by famous Muslim and Christian
authors tackled these contradictions with expatiation, a top of which is the prominent
scholar (Ahmad Dedat).


       All these distortions and fables that Christians incorporated into their Bibles
about the character of Jesus (pbuh) and whether he is a god, a god's son or
an integral part of the Trinity were fabricated in the ecumenical         councils they
were starting hold, from the council of Nicea in 325 A.D.. In these consultative
councils, they used to declare matters permissible and others impermissible without any
certain reference to the Bible or any sign of knowledge. It was as any one of the
attendants had to come up with a new idea and all others would agree on the spot...
However, what was the result of these councils?.. In the first ecumenical council in
Nicea in 325 A.D. and after sifting the contents of more than 70 different and
contradicting Bibles, circulating in their hands, most of them attributed to the Christ's
Disciples, and each one was different than the other as we aforementioned. They
summarized them into only 4 Bibles. They, further attributed each of them to one of the
Disciples. of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In spite of this, we also find that each one
of the four gospels differs in text and contents from each other, sometimes in a dubious
and ironic way. They also decided in that council meeting on the following three
statements:



    (1)       They said: "We believe in One God (the Father) the All-Mighty,. Who
          created the heavens and the earth and everything‟s we could see that is visible
          or invisible".

     (2)      Then, they began to show flagrant contradiction and hallucinations. They
      said: "We believe in one god, that is Jesus Christ, the only son of God, the born
      and immortal. A god from A god and light from light. The verily god from a true



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      God. begotten not created, being of one substance with the God... Through him
      everything was created... Our Saviour as humans was sent down from heavens by
      the power of the Holy Ghost.

Virgin Mary gave birth to him,then he grew into a man. For our sake, he was crucified
and tortured. Then, he died and had buried. On the third day, he rose up again to achieve
what was mentioned in the Holy Book, then he rose to the heavens and sat on the right
side of God. And he will be back again to rule the living and the dead. And his
Kingdom will be everlasting.


   (3)     Then, they go even far into hallucination, contradiction and whatever the
         Devil insinuated them to say: They said: "We believe in the Holy Ghost, the
         Lord, who donated life, and was emerged from both Father and Son and it is he
         who is worshipped and made holy with the Father and the Son".

           (We do not know where they came up with all these superstitions and
   corrupt theories?.. And what are the sources used to establish them?.. This is
   because all their gospels and holy Books, although they are full of distortions and
   lies, didn‟t even contain any clear context that can confirm these false beliefs).


   ……………………………………………………………

           In the first council of Costantinople, held in 381 A.D., they decided that the
   Holy Ghost Gabriel. (peace be upon him) is also God and a part of the Trinity.


   ……………………………………………………………




           In the first council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., they decided that Jesus Christ
   had two natures: divinity nature and human nature.


   ……………………………………………………………

           And in the council of Chalcedon, that held in the year in 451 A.D. they
   decided that Jesus Christ had two natures as well as two wills.



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   ……………………………………………………………

           And in this way the councils continued one after one until today. They
   continue to innovate and invent exotic ideas, concepts and notions. In this way also
   they are able to forbid and permit matters are not mentioned in the Old or New
   Testaments.. But it is all based on their misconceptions that were imaginated to
   them by the Devil to lead them stray away from the mercy of Allah All-Mighty, and
   make them hold partners with him. We must ask them: Where then do they get these
   ideas from?

It is worth mentioning that through these synods had conflicted of opinions and
decisions of the Christian doctrine owners amongst themselves.. And they had many
disagreements and differences until their churches were divided into Eastern and
Western. This is what resulted during the ecclesiastical council that they held it in
Constantinople at 869 A.D. it became the Eastern Greek churches, from then on, were
headed by the Patriarch of Constantinople and the Western Latin churches were headed
by the then Pope of Rome, who is now Pope of Vatican ..… The reason for
their split were crummy and a most trivial matters as well as they continue ahead to
their erroneous beliefs. Thus, they said: The Eastern church insisted on their belief that
the Holy Ghost emanated from the Father god, while the Western church insisted that
the Holy Ghost emanated from both the Father and the Son together. Some of them say
that it is singularity in Trinity, while others say that it is Trinity in singularity… and the
like of nonsense speech, and non understanding and without meaning matter, which
they had no evidence or substantiation from the heaven‟s Holy Books. This is discussed
in the Holy Qur'an, for Allah All-Mighty says:


       "Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall
thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any

ilâh (god) with Allâh? Say: Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful". (An-Naml:

64)


Also, Allah All-Mighty says:




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       "And they say: ―The Most Gracious (Allâh) has begotten a son (or offspring
or children) [as the Jews say: ‗Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say
that He has begotten a son [‗Isâ (Jesus) ‫ ,]عليه السالم‬and the pagan Arabs say that He
has begotten daughters (angels and others.)] * Indeed you have brought forth (said)
a terrible evil thing. * Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split
asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins, * That they ascribe a son (or offspring or
children) to the Most Gracious (Allâh) * But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the
Most Gracious (Allâh) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children). * There
is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Gracious (Allâh) as a
slave. * Verliy He knows each one of them, and has counted them a full counting. *
And everyone of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without

any helper, or protector or defender)". (Maryam: 88-95)


          Thus, the Christian monks and priests as well as the heads of the Eastern and
Western churches have gone too far into these superstitious and nonsensical ideas that
both logic not and reason refuse. With these ideas, they led all the Christian.. (the
People of the scripture) astray from then till this time, (except whom Allah All-Mighty
granted His Mercy).


          From this difference between the Eastern and Western churches arose several
contemporary between Christian sects they are as the following:



   (1)      The (Orthodox).. who represent the Eastern church. They believe that Jesus
         has one nature and one will and that he is the son of God Who the Lord sent him
         down to the earth to be killed and crucified so as to cleanse the sins of the
         Christian.

   (2)      The (Protestant).. They represent the Anglican church. They deny the
         western churches the right to grant the Indulgences.

   (3)      The (Catholic).. They are affiliate to the church of Rome and the Pope of
         Vatican. They believe that Christ has two natures and two wills.


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   (4)      The (Maronite).. They are affiliate to John the Maron. They say that Jesus
         has two natures and one will. Thus, the two natures are combined into one
         hypostasis.

   (5)      Then the (Jacobean), they believe Jesus has the combination of both the
         theological and human nature in the one hypostasis (one person).

          Thus, of all their ideas, opinions and beliefs contradicted each other. Each
doctrines think that other doctrines are disbelievers. All this resulted in a great deal of
voids and superstitions unaccepted by those of sound minds and the light conscience.
However, many Christian sects appeared in between them to deny the killing and
crucifixion of Jesus (pbuh). from those sects are: Saterynosions, Carboucrations,
Marcunions, Barcekalionions and paulisions.. All this is clearly mentioned in their so-
called history- (Mousyhim) that is still teaching in the Anglican schools of Theology.
They emphasize that the one who was crucified is definitely not Jesus Christ (pbuh).
They further say: "Jesus was not definitely left for the hands of his prosecutors. He was
rather lifted to heavens".. The other sects aforementioned say among their
countless fables in their four Gospels: "after Jesus Christ was arrested and before they
want to crucify him, some of them were passed by him while his hands and legs tied
and spit on his face and slapped him on his cheeks"??!… Can any one believe these
most renounced hallucinations about one of Allah's honord Messengers?.. Even if as
they allege that he is a god's son: would his father god allow his son to be insulted in
that very bad way and to be spit on his face without interfering?.. (How amazing)!?.

         (Peter Quarmag) said in his book: (Moroug Al-Akhbar Fi Tragim Al-Abrar),
"the meadows of news in the biographies of the pious" published in Lebanon in 1810
A.D., said as in brief: "Mark, he was a Leviticus Jew, and a student of Peter. He wrote
his Bible responsed to the request of the people of Romeiia. He denied the Divinity of
Jesus Christ, but he was killed in prison in Alexandria in 68 A.D."??!

          The German writer (Herr Arnst De Bons) said in his book, titled "Islam is the
True Christianity" at page (142), words that meaning is: (the effect that all the matters
of crucifixion and sacrifice are invented and created by Priest Paul and others the like
him that did not live at the time of Jesus and never saw him and they are not of the
Christian original source)... In the first part of his book "the History of Christianity",


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said: "The implementation of the sentence of death and crucifixion was at the time of
dusk. Thus, it was shrouded by darkness and this poses the chance of replacing Christ
with one of a Jerusalem prisoners awaiting their execution- This was the thinking of
some Christian sects and was reconfirmed in the holy Qur'an".


The first chapter in the Bible of Barnaba reads as follows:

          In these last years a virgin called Mary, of the lineage of David, of the tribe of
Judah, was visited by the angel Gabriel from God. This virgin, living in all holiness
without any offense, being blameless, and abiding in prayer with fastings, being one day
alone, there entered into her chamber the angel Gabriel, and he saluted her, saying: 'God
be with thee, O Mary'. The virgin was affrighted at the appearance of the angel; but the
angel comforted her, saying: 'Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God, who
hath chosen thee to be mother of a prophet, whom he will send to the people of Israel in
order that they may walk in his laws with truth of heart.' The virgin answered: 'Now
how shall I bring forth sons, seeing I know not a man?' The angel answered: 'O Mary,
God who made man without a man is able to generate in thee man with- out a man,
because with him nothing is impossible.' … We see this text in the Bible of Barnaba is
identical to the text recalled in the Holy Qur'an in the verses from. 16 to 21 of the Sûrat
Maryam. Allah All-Mighty says:


         "And mention in the Book (the Qur‘ân, O Muhammad ‫ , صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬the
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 Jibril (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)

‘‖.(Sûrat Maryam 16-21)




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        Concerned to what Luke, said in his gospel that is Gabriel said to Mary: 'The
one born from you is called the son of God" this text is written only by Luke. But this is
not mentioned in the gospels of Matthew, John or Mark. This is another evidence that
they do not agree on the nature of Jesus (pbuh) even in their four Bibles. Moreover,
none of them has a definite evidence that substantiates his belief in this regard. On the
other hand, these four gospels are widely different from the Old Testament, distorted by
the Jews. Both the Jews and Christians say the same. That the Christians are in the
wrong and the christians say that Jews are in the wrong. Each of them mocks the
opinions and beliefs of the other. The Holy Qur'an recorded all these disputes, Allah
All-Mighty says:


          "The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right
religion); and the Christians said that the Jews follow nothing (i.e. are not on the
right religion); though they both recite the Scripture. Like unto their word, said (the
pagans) who know not. Allâh will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection

about that wherein they have been differing". (Sûrah Al-Baqarah 113)


            Even when they wondered, "How can a man be born without a father
without being divine?", Allah All-Mighty answered them. The Great Creator says in the
Holy Qur‟an: "Verily, the likeness of ‘Îsâ (Jesus) before Allâh is the likeness of
Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be! ― and he was".

(Sûrah Al-‗Imrân 59)

            In this regard, the prominent (Sheikh, Ahmad Dedat) says: Some of you said
that the Prophet of Islam ordered us to respect the Bible and this is true... But what
Bible?.. The Bible that the Prophet of Islam ordered us to respect is the Bible of Jesus...
Where is the Bible of Jesus?.. The gospels or rather the Bibles existent today, none of
them is the Bible of Jesus.


          Our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ordered us, the Muslims, to respect what
Allah All-Mighty sent down to Jesus (pbuh) and not to Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.




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          If you say and believe that Jesus is a god, show us a single text even in any of
your distorted Bibles in which Jesus (pbuh) says: "I am a god" or "Worship me!" ?!.


         Dedat also said: that in Trinity, some Christians think that God is the Father,
the son and the Holy Ghost. They believe that the Father is a god, the son is a god and
the Holy Ghost is a god, but they think that they are not three gods, but rather three in
one God. But I want the people who know English: Is it right if we could say: "This is a
person, this is another and this is third and then say these three are not three persons,
they are rather one person?".


Is it logic? Can we say: "Three persons are one person."?.

           Really we are regarding three persons are necessarily different and to be
distinguished from one another. Everybody of you had his own mind imagination about
the distinct characteristic of each person of the three. There is a different mental concept
for each of the three: the Father, the son and the Holy Ghost. When you, Christians, say:
"In the name of the Father.", you definitely have a certain mental concept of Him. In
Christmas, you depict him as an old man with a snowy white beard... When you say: "in
the name of the son", you definitely have a certain mental concept of him, you depict
him in your paintings as a handsome young blonde hair with blue eyes. How can three
separate persons with different mental concepts come to be one person?.

           We cannot accept the Trinity, which was not mentioned at all by Prophet
Jesus the son of Mary... We, the Muslims, are no longer the only ones to say so… The
Scholars of Christianity themselves removed the trinity emblem from the seventh
sentence of Chapter 5 in John's first letter, then the mentioned seventh sentence, now in
the revised edition of Bible only contain four English words saying: (There are three
witnesses).. That means the expression (The Father, the word and the Holy Ghost, they
are one), this sentence was contained in the Christian Trinity emblem it said: "that those
who witness in heavens are three: the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost. These three
are One".. The Scholars of Christianity themselves came to said: "that the expression
that the three Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost are One", that is a falsification
incorporated into the Bible and has no origins in any old bible‟s copy, thus, the Scholars
of Christianity themselves decided to omit this sentence from the Bible. Which is



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confirm that The Father, The Word and the Holy Ghost they are one.. was deleted and
considered a mere fabrication.


           The question is; why did the Christians delete the only sentence that
substantiates the Trinity of the Bible?.. The answer is that they did so because it was of
the wording of some of the priests in the sixth century A.D. They used to write it in the
margins as a mere note. But those who printed the Bible incorporated this note into the
Bible text itself on their own.


           The beliefs of Trinity, equality with Allah and the matter of Allah's son is but
a great fake against Allah All-Mighty... Allah is High above any needs, and He needs
not a son to ensure the continuity of His Kingdom or to take care of his affairs. "The
point is Allah All-Mighty needs no son to succeed Him after His death".. Allah Forbid.
Allah is the Creator and no one can imagine that He would create another creator to be
His partner in His Kingdom... Jesus himself says in the Bible of John 5: 30: "I can do
nothing on my own initiative".

            If they wanted to say that Jesus is Allah's son, how can we imagine that
Jesus was there soul and body with Allah as His son before the creation beginning, and
at the same time believe that The god Father said: O, my son go in the start of the first
Christ Birth year, born out of Virgin Mary's womb!!.. This is incredible?.. How did you
imagine that Jesus was exist with Allah before Creation?.. Was he there in his body and
soul?. Or he was there as a suckling?.. Or was he there as a playing child?.. Or as a
young man has his love adventures?.. Or Jesus was a completely man before Allah All-
Mighty sent him down to the earth and made him come out of Mary's womb as a baby?..
Can anybody imagine that the helpless newborn who cries the minute he comes out to
this life, (is a god?).. Then, we wonder: Who was in Mary's womb: was it Prophet Jesus
or Jesus, The God?. If Jesus was Allah's son, Allah, Far be Him from all the lies they
told against Him, could have sent Jesus (pbuh) to the earth in a more honorable and
direct manner as He did with Adam before, and as He sends Gabriel, the Holy Ghost or
even as the angels are sent to the earth.




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        Finally, they still believe that Christ had to die for their redemption as a God not
as a human being. They think that one man can shoulder the burden of all the human‟s
sins… I would ask them: "Do you think that Allah may die?.. Don't you say that Allah
is immortal and never dies?.. Then, you come to say that god died and was crucified!?..
Had Allah died, what would happen to His lived creatures?.. If Allah, in the shape of
Jesus as the holy letters owners allege, died and was buried for three days and three
nights, can you tell us who take care of the world and the creatures during that time?..
Who was controling the world then?.. (Here the words of Sheikh Dedat come to an
end).


         Before concluding this chapter, I'd like to tell you people of the scripture about
that event which recorded by some of the Indian newspapers in the second half of the
nineteenth century. A.D. The hero of this story of that event was his eminence, (Sheikh
Rahamt-Ullah bin Khalil-Ullah Al-Hindi), one of the most                famous     Indian
propagandists    of    Islam    at   that   time when India      was    under the British
occupation and the Christian Protestant Missionaries prevailed in India with
concentrated form activity. They tried hard to convince all the Indian sects, including
Muslims, to embracing Christianity. The head of the Missionary in India was Priest
Pfander who compose a book there in India called "The Truth scale"… in which he
openly calls the Muslims to abandon Islam and embrace Christianity. Muslims in India
did not find any Indian Muslim Scholar to confront these missionaries. So, they were
disappointed and about to give up their religion and become Christian... Sheikh Rahmat-
Ullah was alert to this imminent danger will attack Islam and Muslims in India Thus, he
embarked on studying all the books he had about the Old and New Testaments till he
understood all the gaps and fabrications they incorporated into their Books, Torah and
the Bibles and what they added to them from superstitions... Then, he announced in all
over India that he called Priest Pfander to challenge him in an opening debate... The
latter accepted the challenge. As if he were sure of winning, Pfander demanded that the
debate should be in three sessions attended by the greatest politicians, scientists,
journalists and a large number of people in India as witnesses... Sheikh Rahmat-Ullah
accepted Pfander's condition and, on his part, he made a condition that each of them, the
Sheikh and the priest, must abandon his religion and embrace the other's if the other
could pose questions that the former could not answer. Pfander accepted this condition.



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         Here, it is noteworthy that Sheikh Rahmat-Ullah, May Allah rest his soul,
would have never abandoned his religion of Islam. On his dead body! Yet, he set this
condition because he was very confident that the evidence he had at hand is from the
Book of Allah All-Mighty and the Tradition of His Prophet, Muhammad, Peace and
Blessings of Allah be upon him… On the other hand, the evidence priest Pfander had
was a corrupt and distorted one, and unaccepted by both mind and logic.


        The first session was held on April 10, 1854 in the district of (Akbar Abad) in
the city of (Agra).. Among those who attended to support Sheikh Rahmat-Ullah was Dr.
Muhammad Wazeer Khan and priest Fernische came to support the priest Pfander.
There were a lot of audience, among them was the head of the Divan, the Financial
Ministry consultant, the vice of governor of the city (Nabaras), Sheikh (Qamar Al
Islam), Imam of the Great Mosque in Agra, (Khadem Ali Khan), the editor-in-chief of
the "vanguard news" and some English princes and the ruler of the camp attended the
debate as well.


       After the end of the first debate, Ali Khan wrote in his editorial that the result of
the first debate: Pfander admitted that there was a certain distortion in the Bible in seven
or eight places.


        Pfander could not say in comment but said: "yes, I admitted that. But, such a
slight distortion cannot harm the Divine Books."


        However, Sheikh Rahmat-Ullah retorted in the same newspaper, "If any of the
documents, however unimportant it is, was proved to be distorted, it is considered null
and void. How about the Book of God?., you admit that you distorted it in eight
positions and then you believe in it and even call the rest of the people to do so?!".




      The second session was held on April 11, 1854. it was noticeable that more
priests attended this session a company with priest Pfander that after the word had
spread in all over india that a Muslim scholar put the most famous Christian priest in



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India in an awkward position in the last debate and made him confess freely that there
are distortions in the Bible... Amongst those priests were Priest William Klein, Priest
Harvy and many others... It turned out that they attended the debate to argue for the sake
of argument without any substantiation. However they could‟nt suppress Pfander‟s
confession (that bible‟s distorted).. and they went back defeated from the debate.


         After setting a date for the third and last session, Pfander sent a letter apologizing
for not coming. Thus, Dr. Muhammad Wazeer Khan sent him a letter that reads: "You
should have to come for answer the questions of Sheikh Rahmat-Ullah, and then throw
away your distorted Bible behind your back and stop calling people in India to embrace
your false religion".


         Then, it was written in the newspapers that one of the most important reasons for
Pfander's absence was that he feared to be defeated and obliged by Sheikh Rahmat-
Ullah to honor his promise to quit his religion and embrace Islam. And because he was
not destined by Allah All-Mighty to be guided to the Right Path, for Allah in holy
Qur‟an says: "Verily you (O Muhammad ‫ صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬guide not whom you like,

but Allâh guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided (Sûrah

Al-Qasas 56). This was the story of Sheikh Rahmat-Ullah in India. It lays an emphasis

on the fact that the Christians told lies against Allah, Exalted be He. Far be Allah from
all the lies they tell!. In the context of the series of the scandals of the priests who
Christianity, propagandist, let's read what the American "Time" Magazine wrote in it‟s
edition on March 7, 1988 about some of the famous missionary priests who run media
establishments that broadcast missionary programs to hundreds of millions of viewers
through special TV channels and stations that cover all the area of U.S.A. Each of these
missionary priests has millions of followers that believe in all that he says about the
Bible.


         The "Time" and "The Washington Post" exploded the scandals of a group of
those priests everyone of them got dominating the hearts of tens of millions of the
Christians in America and amassed fortunes as a donations collected from them, the
amounts evaluate to hundreds of millions U.S. Dollars. Those missionary priests used to
spend the donations they received on themselves, their wives and relatives. They also


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owned palaces, private aircrafts and luxurious cars... This was not the end of their
expenses, they further spent the donations on their deviant sexual practices and their
dirty relations with whores and prostitutes.

       Had we imagine if these scandals been published in an Arab magazine or
newspaper, for those great symbols of spiritual Christianity which Christians considered
them as their ideal example, we sure that they would have protested with no end, and
condemned these newspapers as what happened in Egypt lately, in June 2001. However,
here these scandals were exploded by American newspapers by Christian journalists.

       Moreover, they substantiated their articles with positive evidences in the shape
of the former missionary priests' televised confessions.

       Time, magazine says about Jimmy Baker and his wife (Tay May) in a shocking
title: (A World of Fraud, Imposter, Sorcery, Blackmail, Thefts, Lie and Hypocrisy- A
World of Sexual Scandals, Rapes, Prostitution Practiced by Missionary Priests their
names more Famous than Movie, Television and theater‟s Stars in America-Men and
Women dominating the Minds of Tens of Millions of People Who return them with
Great fortunes in a stock Exchange no less than two Billion Dollars annually).


        Jimmy Baker and his wife began to play a missionary Role through the TV after
years of leaving C.B.N. TV network. Timmy, the nick name for Tay May, used to
appear in the program with a sexy swimming costume on beside her husband while he
was preaching millions of audience. She used to justify that saying, "We have to look
attractive. Besides, wearing make-up and swimming suits while preaching is not a sin".


        Then came the role of the missionary priest Jimmy Swaggart in exploding the
scandals of Baker and his wife that they were forced to submit their resignation from the
missionary foundation…. It is worth mentioning that Swaggart previously used to work
with Baker in his missionary program when they disputed over dividing the fortune of
millions U.S. Dollars which they collected from donations. Baker felt that Swaggart,
with his intelligent and attractive style, would steal the camera from him and his wife.
Thus, he dismissed him out of his program.




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        Following that, Swaggart started paying generously to the private detectives
tracing the faults of Baker and his wife. Then, he published all these scandals. This
made Timmy Baker confess on TV that she was tempted by Devil to do what she had
done and that she is drug addict. She stated that the devil began his insinuations when
Baker started an affair with a girl called (Jessica Han), she was a former secretary in the
church. Swaggart instigated her to suit Baker and say that she was a virgin before he
raped her. She said: "that Baker lured me at first, and offered me anesthetic in wine.
Then, I lost my consciousness and when I regained my consciousness I was like a rotten
hamburger sandwich that no one would like.


       When Han decided to prosecute Baker, the latter offered her a great deal of
money to stop and to be silent. But this was in vain for the reverberation of the scandal
was already known for hundreds of thousands of those who expecting that he and his
wife are pure.


       After the scandal known every where, Baker and his wife priestess Tay May
appeared for weeks in Press conferences and the T.V. news programs crying and
shedding tears on the confiscation of their missionary foundation and their T.V. net, as
well as a vast area of land worth several millions of U.S. Dollars... This came after the
press reports that accused them of the extortion and described their life as
spendthrifting, squandering and displayed their life style as people who own luxurious
palaces in both California and Florida which their furniture is gilded with gold.


       In his televised confessions, Baker said: "that Swaggart did it to him and led this
campaign against him to capture (129) million U.S. Dollars- the annual revenues of
their confiscated missionary foundation.


       Swaggart's violent answer to Baker's accusations was: "It is time to clean the
house from inside!!.. What Baker and his wife did is a scandalous farce that dishonors
the missionaries and the Preachers, it should have never continued".. Swaggart
compared his former friend- Baker- to the cancer that should be cut off Christ's body.


       However, the series of the priests' scandals continued. No sooner the legend of
the Baker and his wife‟s scandals ended, Swaggart himself fell in shame and disgrace.


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Swaggart who described Baker and his wife as cancer in Christ's body fell speedily after
them. To the surprise of hundreds thousands of audience to (C.B.N.) the T.V. cables
that covers all over (U.S.A.)… They saw the Priest Swaggart on the screen bursting cry
into tears and confessing his sins inside his church.


        This was after Swaggart was scandalized and his photos were published
everywhere making love with a known whore called Debora Murphy. She appeared in
the photos laying stark naked in front of him. Priest Swaggart used to pay her a great
deal of money to show him abnormal sexy movements.

        What happened from Swaggart to Baker happened to Swaggart. As he before
traced the faults of Baker and his wife by pictures and informations, another priest
called (Marphin Gurman) who was fired by Swaggart from his job in the TV channel,
he runs traced Swaggart‟s faults. So he hired a secret detective to observe him and
substantiate his fall with photos and video tapes. Before disclosing this photos to the
public, he blackmailed Swaggart in a dirty act.

        But Swaggart did not pay him. So, his photos and video tapes were in the
newspapers and on TV screens… Swaggart then could not help confessing his mistakes
and he stood in front of the audience asking for God's Forgiveness. He was so calm and
he wore a torn suit. He chanted some hymns, then he said in a sad dramatic way: "I
don't say that it is a sin and a lie, I call it a guilt. I do not blame any one else, but I blame
myself".. He said so in a rough voice while crying. Then, he added: "My Saviour, I
made many mistakes and ask that your precious blood shed on the cross would clean
any rust in my soul and turn it into the seas of forgiveness".



 Look at the photo published in the "Time" of Swaggart while crying and confessing!




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         After the end of that false romantic melodrama, the missionary priest Swaggart
ran in his luxurious car to hide in his vast 14-gorge farm that is equipped with all the
means of luxury... During his confession, Swaggart never said what are the mistakes he
made... In the meantime, the whole world knew full well about the sexual follies he was
involved in with whores inside cheap hotel rooms. This was the man specialized in
condemning and denouncing others' guilts and sins This is the man who preached
millions of Christians and taught them about good manners and ethics.




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         These were some of the scandals of the missionary priests who described by
Jesus Christ, as alleged in their Holy Bible, say: "Sons of serpents … you seem pious in
front of the people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lechery. How can you talk
about Good deeds, while you are lecherous?".




         Within the context of the Christian priests' series of scandals is what the
newspapers published in the Rome, based newspaper "La-Republica". In it the doctor
nun, (Mora Odonohy), stated that the Vatican admitted of the fact that some missionary
priests forced the nuns to make love with them... Sometimes, they raped them and
forced them to make abortion operations.. The Vatican report said that these practices
are confined to certain geographical areas, in 23 countries, such as U.S.A., Brazil,
Philippine, India, Ireland, and Italy.


         This article written by journalist Marco Polity, the correspondent of the
newspaper La-Republica in the Vaticen said: It showed that the report submitted by
Odonohy to the head of the Vatican Archbishop council, Cardinal Martines Somalo in
Feb. 1995, was signed by several nuns. They referred in it to certain cases like that of
the priest who forced a nun to undergo an abortion operation in which she died through
it. Then, he headed her funeral mass.. There are cases in which the priests urged the
nuns to use contraceptive tablets… Moreover, there was a case in which 20 nuns
became pregnant at the same time inside one religious complex.


          On the other face, let's read these two stories of two Christians who embraced
Islam.




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       First, here is the story of brother, Abdullah Lawrence Marwan. He told his story
in the "AlMadina Alminawwara" newspaper. Heed the lessons in his story.




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American (Abdullah Lawrence) recalls his Islamic story:


       Many of the people who created in Islam countries never estimate my
experiment in this story… Most of my life I was not hearing (Al-Azan) the call to
prayer in Islam or say the Islamic greeting (Assalamu-Alaikum), this precious jewel,
when I hear these words, immediately I remember the grace ot Allah Al-Mighty, He
chosen me for this Right Religion.


       Thus, Dr. Marwan chief of eyes section in Maghraby eyes center in Almadina
Alminawwara, said to the newspaper: "Many of my friends they head a question: How
you embrace Islam?.. Always I reply: There are two answers.. short and long.. the short
answer simplicity is nobody can guide to Islam without Allah‟s Mercy.. Why I saw
various people studied Islam Religion and then refuse it., he added: That takes us for the
long answer.. Before ten years, I got a female babe but she was suffering from
congenital deformation.. She has a little short in the heart's main aorta. The hospital
doctors team decided to put her in the intensive care unit, for making physical
examination which appeared the main Aorta is not large enough to feed her whole body
with blood and Oxygen.. Thus, the lower half of her body was in dark blue colour, and
began to die… When I heard the examination result I felt misery.. Moreover, as a
Doctor, I know well what that means.


        My dear baby only a few days old need for open heart surgery… After, she
must check the soundness of the operation every few years, and the last of all she have
to die automatically.


       When I received the medical analysis I felt something died inside myself, it is
the (Pride), all my thanks for You Allah All-Mighty.. Before I thought, I can alone bear
responsibility everything whatever be.. I got success in all my life expecting that I could
pass lonely strong any obstacle stand in front of me.. But when I saw my baby will die
in front of my eyes, while nobody can do any thing for her, I recognized it for the first
time in my life that I have no any ability to do anything for everything.


        Soon I left to that room in the hospital where Muslims use to specialize it for
perform their prayers.. In that room there are no pictures, statues and crosses, in this


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room I prayed.. truth prayer. Dr. Marwan added: During that prayer I believed in Allah
Existence, before that accident the word of (Allah) was unknown to me, then I promise
Allah to rescue my daughter and to guide me to the Right Path for the true Religion I
follow to take me a hand along Him. I cried and I had no any doubt that Allah is looking
and hearing me, so He All-Mighty will response my prayer.


        The miracle became real when I return to the intensive care unit to find out
Doctors, they surprisingly said to me: Your daughter will be OK, she is in very good
condition, suddenly after a new check we discovered that she does‟nt need for an
operation and even she no need to have medicine.. In the sametime her body regained
it‟s nature colour.. Doctors got photos films her heart before and after the unexpecting
change, they were completely surprised, they didn‟t know about the (Allah‟s Miracle)..
The good health of my daughter continued until today (all my thanks and praise be to
Allah All-Mighty).


        Before this event I was in my antecedent life far of faith deny the God existence,
mostly never visit churchs, but if I want to argue the priests not to fill Christians people
with doubt in the church‟s teaching.


        After my daughter's matter, I have to be faithful toward my promise with Allah..
And I started finding the truth of God, the God Who responded my praise and cured my
daughter.


        I began to study all religions starting from Buddhism and passing to Hinduism,
Judaism and the Christianity. Attended many church meetings. But what I remember
when studied Judaism I couldn‟t understand why they did not accept Jesus as he is a
Prophet sent by Allah… studied Christianity I couldn‟t know who is the last messenger
the Bible mentioned. Also no body can explain how they believe in the trinity?, why
they think that Christ Jesus is crucified and he is the son of God?… Last of all how they
believe in many stranges and false tenets, which is available in the Christianity and in
their bibles.


        I was never be Christian anytime, never believe in their ideologies.



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       Three years after search amongst all religions have much followers at the present
time I got some information about Islam by my brother who embraced it before me
(Thanks For Allah).. When he told me by phone that he joined Islam I thought he could
be mad.


          In spite of that he sent me Holy Qur‟an with English translation and the
meaning words, also      the biography of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), when I
read those books and I got certainty that (Muhammad) was the last messengers, to
whom I am looking for among the whole Religions. Thus I became a Muslim.


       Abdullah Lawrence continued : I observed that in America no mere one
American man leave Christianity and embraced Islam but he must face a great distress,
as soon as I declared my new religion Islam, my wife divorced me.. Moreover in
accordance with Christian law, she seized my house, car, all my belongs, children and
most of my fortune, beside of all she got a court sentence to obligate me pay alimony
five years for her and (15) for the children.. Although, not allow me to see my daughter
but from long distance not less than (100) feet ordered by court.. That is the rule in
America against anybody of U.S.A. joined Islam.


       As far as my parent they offer my former wife all the assistance with the
documents enabling her to obtain the divorce, they paid her more than 35 thousand U.S.
Dollars… At the end they asked me and my brother to visit not them, or call, even send
card postal… Why?.. Because me and my brother became Muslims.

       But never mind!.. I had taught that when a guy leave something to satisfy
Allah, but He all-Mighty compensate him with better… Thus I lost the former unbeliver
wife with my children from her, Allah All-Mighty donated me other pure Muslim wife,
she gave birth a boy baby.. I lost my family my friends, now Allah donated me the
better of them, brothers Muslims here in the best city Almadina Alminawwara (the
Prophet‟s City)..

          nstead of lost my properties, Allah All-Mighty presented me the most great
fortune (Islam Religion). (Al-hamdu-lillah).




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Here we read the other story of the American sister, Hayat Collins as recounted in
the Saudi newspaper of "Al-Nukba"

       "I grew up among a religious Christian family. Americans at that time were
much more religious than they are now. Most of the families, for instance, used to go to
the church every Sunday. My parents were deeply involved in the church community
and we often had priests visit our home. My mother also used to give lessons in Sunday
Schools and I used to assist her… I must have been more religious than the rest of the
children though I don't remember the details. On one of my birthday, my aunt gave me
an gospel as a present and my sister brought me a doll. On another occasion, I asked a
book of prayers from my father and I used read it daily for long years. In prep school, I
joined a course on the Biblical studies for two years. Up till that time, I was reading the
parts of the Bible but I did not understand them well, now it was my chance to learn.


       Unfortunately, in the course we studied several parts of the Old and New
Testaments, but they were difficult to understand, exotic and strange.


       For instance, the Bible teaches us an idea called "the original sin"; it means that
all the children were born sinners. I had a baby brother and I knew full well that babies
are no sinners.


In the Bible, there are very strange and awkward stories about Prophet David.. For
instance, I could not for one understand how the Prophets could behave in that way
mentioned in the Holy Bible?… Many things puzzled me in the Bible, but I was always
afraid to ask, for I liked them to be saying that I‟m a "good girl".


       But there was a boy who raised questions and thank God he kept raising them.
The most critical issue was that of the Trinity. I could never understand it: how can God
be of three parts, one of which is human?.


       But I studied Greek and Roman legends at school and I thought that the idea of
the Trinity and the strong human saints bear much resemblance to many of the Greek
and Roman ideas about the so-called gods. They thought that there are different gods,




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each of which has to shoulder the responsibility of a certain aspect of life, (we ask
Allah‟s forgiveness).


            That boy who raised the questions. He raised many questions about the
(Trinity)!.. At last he received some replies, he was never convinced, as me too. At last,
the professor of theology in Michigan University asked him to pray and seek faith and
so did I.


            At secondary school, Secretly I wanted to be a nun, for I was attracted to
praying at certain times. I liked the life wholly dedicated to the God and I preferred to
wear clothes that reflect my religious way of life.


            One of the barriers that impeded my fulfilling this ambition was my sect. I was
not a Catholic, I lived in a town in the mid-west where Catholice were a disliked
minority. Moreover, my protestant upbringing made me dislike paganism and relly
doubt the idea that the dead saints can help me.


            At college, I continued to think it over and pray. Students often talked and
argued about religion. I heard host of different ideas. As Yusuf Islam, I studied the so-
called oriental religions, like Budhism, Kunfischism and Hinduism but they were of no
help.


        Then, I met a Libyan Muslim who told me a little about Islam and the Holy
Qur'an. He told me that Islam is the new and most modern version of the Divine
religions. Given my opinion of Africa and the Middle East at that time, I could not see
that Islam is new and modern.


        My family took the Libyan to the prayer in church at Christmas. It was really
impressive, but at the end he asked, "who innovated this procedures?.. Who told you
when to stand, bow and kneel?.. Who taught you how to pray like that?".


        I told him about the history of the beginning the first church. But he made me
angry, later this made me think whether the people who innovated this prayer were
qualified to do so?.. How did they know how the prayer should be like?… Did they


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have any divine instructions about it?. I knew that I did not believe in many of the
Christian Teachings. But I kept going to the church.


        Whenever there was recital of parts that involve blasphemy in my opinion like
the Niqian decree, attributed to Niqia Ecomenical Council in Minor Asia in 325 A.D I
did not recite them. Then, I began to feel estranged in the church.


       Then came the terror when a very close friend of mine went to the priest of our
church to consult him about her marriage problems. The priest took advantage of her
pains and unstable psychological condition. He took her to a hotel and seduced her.


       Till then, I never studied enough role of the men of religion in the Christian life.
Now I had to. Most of Christians think that Forgiveness comes through a prayer of (the
Communion) and that should be headed by a priest or a formally appointed man of
religion. If there were absence priest, there would be no Forgiveness.


        I went to the church once more. I sat, I look contemplated the men of religion...
They were not better than their congregations, if not some of them worse.

        How can a man's intercession, no matter who that man is, a requirement for
communicating with God?. Why can't I deal with Allah and have His Forgiveness
directly?.

       After a while, I found the interpretation of the meanings of the Holy Qur'an in a
bookstore. I bought it and began to read it. For eight years I read this book over and
over. During that time, I kept looking into the other religions.


        I also began to realize my sins and nourish an increasing fear of them… How
can I know whether Allah would forgive me?… I believed no more that the Christian
method of seeking forgiveness would be succeed?.. I felt that I was burdened with sins.
Yet, I did not know how to escape them. How long I longed to the Forgiveness!.



Then, I read in the Holy Qur'an the following verses:




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         "Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity ot the believers
(Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikûn, and you will find the nearest in
love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: ―we are Christians.‖ That is because
amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud * And when they (who
call themselves Christians) listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger
(Muhammad ‫ ,)صلى ا هلل عليه وسلن‬you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of
the truth they have recognized. They say: ―Our Lord! We believe; so write us down
among the witnesses * And why should we not believe in Allâh and in that which has
come to us of the truth (Islâmic Monotheism)? And we wish that our Lord will admit
us (in Paradise on the Day of Resurrection) along with the righteous people (Prophet

Muhammad ‫ صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬and his Companions ‫(.") رضي اهلل عنهن‬Al-Mâ‘idah 82-

84)


I saw the Muslims praying in TV news. I wanted to learn how to pray like the Muslims .
I found a book written by a non-Muslim describing the way of prayer. I tried to pray,
(but I knew next to nothing about ablution and I prayed in a wrong way)… For several
years, I had been praying in my exotic miserable way alone… I even memorized parts
of Qur'an in English; I did not know then that Muslims memorize it in Arabic.


After 8 years of reading the Holy Qur'an, I found out this verse:


       "This day, I have perfected your religion; for you, completed My Favour upon
you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion. But as for him who is forced by
sever hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above mentioned meats),

then surely, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". (Al-Mâ‘idah 3)


        I cried out of joy, for I knew then that Allah All-Mighty knew from eternity,
before the creation of earth that Collins in New York, the U.S.A. would read this
Qur'anic verse in May 1986 and it would have save her.




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        Now, I knew that I had to learn many things… Including how to pray. The
problem was that I knew no Muslims. For Muslims in U.S.A. at that time were not
appearing as well-known as they are now. I did not know where to find the Muslims.

       I found the phone number of the Islamic Association in the Phone directory. I
dialed the number, a man answered.

       I panicked and hang up, for I did not know what to say. How would they answer
me? Would they be suspicious? Why would they care to answer me while they have
other Muslims?.


       In the next two months I found the telephone number of the Islamic society, I
kept calling the mosque there and hanging up. Finally, I did the most cowrd act; I wrote
a letter asking for information… Then brother Abdullatif Abdul Sabour called me and
began to send me booklets about Islam… I told him that I wanted to embrace Islam, but
he said to me: "Wait till you become sure..." I was bothered by his request, but I knew
that he was right and that I had to make sure because once I embrace Islam, nothing
before would be the same again.


        I became totally occupied with Islam and I thought of it day and night. On
many occasions, I drive my car to the mosque, (which was in an old house at that time),
and revolve around it many times hoping to see a Muslim and wondering how the
mosque looks like inside?.


       At last one day when I was working in the kitchen early in November 1986 I
realized that now I am a Muslim. Given that I was still a coward, I wrote another letter
to the mosque saying that: (I believe in Allah, the One and the Real. And that I believe
that Muhammad is His Prophet and I want to be written with the believers).

       That Muslim brother from the mosque called me the next day after receiving my
letter and I said my Testimony on the phone a sentence one says on embracing Islam
and reiterates daily afterwards.




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        It is: (Ashhadu-Alla Ilaha Illa‟ Allah Wa - Ashhadu Anna - Muhammadan -
Rasoulu-Llah)… Then, he said to me that Allah has forgiven me all my past sins and
that I am as pure as a newborn.

       I felt that I got rid of the burden of sins I bore for long on my shoulders, so I
cried out of joy. I did not sleep for long at that night. Rather, I kept crying and utter
repeating the name of Allah... Allah granted me His Forgiveness. Thank Allah!.. (Here
ends the story of sister Hayat Collins).


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          This is our Sheikh and Islamic Propagandist in South Africa, Ahmed Dedat.
He is a South African, from Indian roots. He is well known for his standing up for all
the missionary Christian priests in Africa. He held warm debates with the most famous
amongst them and they all ended up with their defeat... Sheikh Dedat published many
books in many languages, including English, about these debates… One of these books
is one entitled, (Is the Holy Book the Word of Allah?).. In it, Dedat says: The Protestant
had the daring to omit seven scriptures of their Lord's Book, which they called (the
King James Version).. Though the Catholics did not believe in that Bible, they forced
the new Christians to buy it because it was the only script translated to (1500) of the
new developing world‟s languages. Thus, they helped the Protestant to disseminate this
text. The result was that most of the Christians – whether Catholic or Protestant- used
and still use the King James Version.


           However, all the Christians united and agreed to revise the texts of the King
James' Version….... Aslo      they        agreed         to     purge        it   of   all   the   mistakes
and    unaccepted information… This King James Version was modified in 1881 A.D.
and it was entitled as the revised script.. In 1952, they revised it once more and entitled
the (R.S.V.) then, they revised it for the third time in 1971... to do this 32 scholars of
theology gathered and were assisted by a consultative board representing 50 cooperative
religious sects... The surprise and shock for all the Christians who read the Introduction
to the revised script is that they read 32 of their greatest theological scholars say: "Yet
the King James version has grave defects ………that these defects are so many and so
serious to call for revision of the English translation".


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Following, is a picture of the Introduction to the revised script for 1971 A.D. of the
King James Version.




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Previously, "AWAKE!" magazine which is owned by the jehovah‟s witnesses group
published in Sept. 8, 1957, page 21 an article entitled "50,000 ERRORS IN THE
BIBLE". As the following picture of the English paper illustrates.




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           Sheikh Dedat says: "While preparing for this booklet, I heard knocks on my
house door on one Sunday morning... I opened and find an European man showing me
"Awake!" and "The Watching Tower", magazines. Yes, he was a member of jehovah‟s
Witnesses!.. If you met one of them before, you would recognize them instantly... For,
they are the most arrogant people on the surface of earth… I invited him in... Then, I
showed him this issue of "Awake", page 21. The article read, "Awake, now it is high
time to Awake". Roman‟s letter, I asked him: Is this your magazine?… He recognized it
at once and I read the title (50,000 Errors in the Bible?)… He was stunned. Then, he
asked me where I got that magazine, adding that it was issued 23 years ago , to wit
when I were a child... Then, he browse through the magazine‟s pages.

         The members of Jehovah‟s Witnesses are well exercised on this. They attend
classes for 5-days a week. They are of the most clever religious groups in the whole
Christian world. In these classes, they teach them to resort to silence whenever they face
an awkward situation and to wait for the Holy Ghost to inspire them what ever they
have to answer… I watched this man while he scrutinizing the page... Suddenly he lifted
up his. Head, seemingly tickled by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, he said: "The
article says that most of these errors were removed.. " Then, I asked him: "If most of
these mistakes were removed, how many are still there of the 50,000?.. 5,000?, 500?, or
50?.. Even if what is left is only fifty, do you leave them to be attributed these mistakes
to Allah?".. He fell silent and could not answer me back. Then, he asked to be excused
to leave, suggesting that he would come back with one of the big priests to continue the
discussion!..

         But of course I never saw him again. Had that booklet been published at that
time, I would have given it to him and took his name and address. If each of you did this
on meeting such people, you would never see them again in the God Willing".


         In the context of giving examplars of the errors in their Holy Book and the
contradiction in their different Bibles texts, Sheikh Dedat says: "I have here examples
that illustrate and prove the points I mentioned before in the contradictions with which
the so-called Holy Book is teem. Here are these examples that even children can see
through… The authors of (I Chronicles) and (Samuel II), tell the story of David while
counted the Children of Israel… They tell us about the source of the idea the



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counting?... In (Samuel 2/ 24-1) reads: "Again the anger of the LORD was intensify
against Israel, so, Israel incited David against them, saying: "Go, count number
Children of Israel and Judah".. On the other hand, while the author of (Samuel 2)
showing the Lord He is the Master of the position (that is mean God He gave the order
to number Children of Israel.. But in (I Chronicle) the Devil is the mastermind of
counting Children of Israel, as in (1/21) the author equals Devil with the Lord said:
"Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to number Children of Israel"… This
schizophrenic attitude reminds me of the story about an old woman who flamed a
candle for St. Michael and another for Satan. Thus, she would have a friend wherever
she goes: Paradise or Hell.

       When we browse the Bible of Luke, we will find him defining the lineage of
Jesus (pbuh) as follows:



       "So Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years old. He was the
son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat the son of Levi …"
(Luke 3: 23-28)


        Here we find ourselves in front of some words and phrases like "about" and "as
was supposed" within the words of Allah, as they allege. As if Allah, Glory Be to Him
according to them, is unable to say for sure how old Jesus was or that Allah All-Mighty
resorts to wild guessing and cannot know for (sure)… that why in the revised script they
deleted the word "about" on purpose after it was there in Luke's Bible since hundreds of
years… How surprising they omitted it from the revised script by very easy way, and
indifference.. For a while they put the word between brackets, and then they removed
the brackets, and at the end of the revise they omitted the word altogether without
heeding the significance of this act. On the other hand, Allah All-Mighty decisively to
prescribe the measure of the credibility for His Qur‟anic words, say in the Holy Qur'an:
"Do they not then consider the Qur‘ân carefully? Had it been from other than Allâh,

they would surely have found therein many a contradiction". (An-Nisâ‘ 82)


        There is another point of contradiction, (these are still the scholar Dedat's
words).. This point concerning to the description of the brass altar in Solomon's


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temple... In the (II Chronicle 4:5) , the description reads as follows: "Its thickness was a
handbreadth; and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily; it
held over three thousand baths", (the bath equal about two liter) while in [the Kings I
(7:6)], it reads rather as follows: "Its thickness was a handbreadth; and its brim was
made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily; it held over two thousand baths"..
Which text should we believe, given that the difference in the two measures are no less
than 50%? Which one half of the two texts is really the word of Allah?… Which of
them is the word of Satan?… These were but a few of the contradictions one can find in
the Old Testament, not all.


        In the New Testament, King James Version, in Matthew (Chapter 21) we read
how Jesus entered Jerusalem: "They brought the ass and the colt, and put their garments
on them, and he sat thereon"… Look the honored Prophet, Jesus (pbuh) is delineated
here like one of the (circus player) that rides two asses. In one time!.. How come?.


        In the previous page of John‟s first letter there was a sentence that reads: (The
witnesses in the heavens are three.. The Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost… Those
all three is one).. This was the only sentence to substantiate what the Christians alleged,
the "Holy Trinity".. As it was one of the Christianity supports… But the revisers of the
revised scripts, they also omitted this sentence without any explanation for their
behavior.. This sentence was for long time ago as ideological falseness, and they deleted
from the English translation of the Revised Scripts… But it is still there in the others
(1499) languages all over the world, the Christians who talking that different languages,
they would never know the truth till Doomsday.


        We as Muslims should again congratulate those revisers of the Revised Scripts
for their admitted the true and for they get rid of another false in their called Holy
Book…


       Thus they making the Bible little closest to the teaching of Islam, as Allah All
Mighty says in the holy Qur‟an:"Say not :‖Three‖ (trinity)!‖ Cease! (it is) better for

you. For Allâh is (the only) One". (An-Nisâ‘ 171)




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        Our distinguished Sheikh Dedat also says: That the ethical laws with which the
government of South Africa govern the people made them forbid the drama of "Lady
Charly's Lover", for there was a single obscene word in it... However, the Christian
scholars show weakness on finding several obscene words in their Holy book.. They
never forbid it, for in their belief it is the only way of redeeming them.


        Listen to what the most famous writer (George Bernard shaw) Said about the
Christian Holy Book. He said: that it is one of the most dangerous book on the surface
of the earth. He said: "Keep it in a locked closet... Keep the Holy Book out of the reach
of the children"… But who listened to his advice?.. As mentioned in the "Naked Truth"
newspaper in October 1977, the following: "Reading the stories of the Holy Book to
children opens the door for discussing the consideration behind the sex …… if the Holy
Book not refining and revising, censorship councils may consider it a book for adults
over-eighteen-year only".

         Sheikh Dedat was too decent to quote the text of chapter nineteenth from the
Genesis, for it is teem with all the possible obscene words. He suffices with saying,
"Let's read Genesis, Chapter 19, and red underline all the obscene words lines. Do not
hesitate to do that. For the Holy Book you own would be a treasure for our children.

         I agree with (Shaw) that the Holy Book should be put in a locked closet, but
we need this weapon to face the Christian challenges, we would use their weapon facing
them. It is not a question of what we like or dislike, but we have to use this weapon
against those who knock our doors and say: "the Holy Book says so and so"… They
want us to replace our Holy Qur'an with their Book, let's show them the gaps which
they do not see in their Holy Book".


          Sheikh Dedat avoided quoting the complete text of chapter nineteenth of
Genesis, for fear that innocent children would read these obscene words in it. However,
I think that I have to quote the whole chapter to show each parent of any nationality or
religion that care for the ethics and morality of their children how easily the man-written
Bible depicts the sin of adultery and prostitution. This would be obvious on reading the
stories teem with adultery and drinking wine, attributed not to ordinary people but to the




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infallible Prophets of Allah All-Mighty… These poisoned words were incorporated in
the Bible by man and are never the words of Allah All-Mighty.

      Is it logical that one of Allah's pure Prophets drink wine and commits adultery
with his own daughters? Given that he is sent by Allah to the people to convey them
included the Message of Allah All-Mighty that forbids drinking wine and adultery and
holds them impermissible… They tell lie against a Prophet of Allah All-Mighty and
dared to say that he committed incest with his own daughters!! What is even worse is
that these daughters became pregnant!!

      If you heard that any ordinary man did these heinous acts, you would have
certainly hated and disgusted him. How about one of Allah's Prophets?… They allege
that this is the word of Allah, but it definitely is not. Allah, Exalted be He, described
them in the Holy Qur'an saying:


      "Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say,
―This is from Allâh,‖ to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their

hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby".(Al-Baqarah 79)


       Now, let's read with shame what is there in the Chapter nineteenth of Genesis in
their Holy Book!.. It reads as follows (As Genesis 19:30-38): “Lot went up from Zoar
with his two daughters and settled in the mountains because he was afraid to live
in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. Later the older daughter said
to the younger, (Our father is old, and there is no man anywhere nearby to have
sexual relations with us, according to the way of all the world. Come, let’s make
our father drunk with wine so we can have sexual relation with him and preserve
our family line through our father”.


       So that night they made their father drunk with wine and the older
daughter came and had sexual relations with her father. But he was not aware that
she had sexual relations with him and then got up. Then in the morning the older
daughter said to the younger, “Since I had sexual relations with my father last
night, let’s make him drunk again tonight. Then       you    go   and   have    sexual
relations with    him so we can preserve our family line through our father”.


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So they made their father drunk that night as well and the younger came and had
sexual relations with him. But he was not aware that she had sexual relations with
him and then got up. In this way both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their
father. The older daughter gave birth to a son and named him Moab. He is the
ancestor of the Moabites of today. The younger daughter also gave birth to a son
and named him Bin-Ammi. He is the ancestor of the Ammonites of today!!”.


      As if this were not enough, they further told lies against Prophet David (pbuh) in
the Old Testament. In it is the story about Prophet David and the wife of Oria. Does
anybody believe that one of Allah‟s honored Messenger, they said he was at the top of
his palace, then he saw the wife of one of his soldiers (Oria), she was bathing naked on
the roof of her house. So, he loved her and wanted her for himself. So, badly he sent
Oria on an duty to a distant place. Next, he ordered his wife to be brought to his palace.
Finally, he raped her and she bore a child by him adultery.. (Oh my Allah far Be You
All-Mighty.. Glory to You… You Are too free from that words and from what they
ascribe to You).

       Can any sane or even insane man believe such bawdy stories that besmear the
reputation of Allah's Messengers and Prophets, Peace be upon all of them?.. These lines
are in their Holy Book (How can it then be Holy…?).. How could they attribute such
deeds to one of Allah's pious Prophets. How could they say that he spies on loinhis
neighbors wives while they naked inside their houses…

       Then he conspires to send distance the husband of the woman                    far
from the city to call her and to rape her… Whereas, in our Holy Qur'an Allah All-
Mighty describes Prophet David (pbuh) as follows, "How excellent a slave! Verily, he

was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!". (Sâd 30)


       They remained nothing for the criminals, sinners and the lecherous, from deeds
like these lechery actions to say to their youth and children into their Holy Book that
one of their most holy Prophets sent down by Allah All-Mighty raped women and did
all these erotic acts??... It is no wonder then when we hear and read the news of the
recurrent accidents of rape that prevailed amongst the youth and children in Europe and
America and the Christian community in particular that after they read in their Holy


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Books, they allege it‟s the Words of Allah said that one of the Children Of Israel‟s
prophets violated the honors and raped women!?….. In the Old Testament also one can
read that Judah had committed adultery with his son's wife and she begot twin sons of
him: (Qaris and Zareh)... And in the new Testament to these twin sons they ascribe
Jesus (pbuh), though it is crystal clear that they were bastard and illegitimate sons!?.


       That is why the Russian Philosopher and man of letters, (Tolistoy), said: "so as
to understand the Teachings of Jesus as he himself wanted, we have to go back to all
these false and detailed interpretations and explanations which distorted the footnotes
and texts of the Holy Christian Books till they managed and succes to hide the truth
under a thick layer of darkness".


       And as the prominent sheikh, Dedat, says: "Here I quote an extract from (PLAIN
TRUTH) magazine in its issue of October 1977, it reads as follows: '"Reading the
stories of the Holy Book to children opens their eyes to the sexual desire and if the
Bible was not revise and refined, censorship councils may consider it a book unreadable
but for over-eighteen-year adults only." What the magazine said is a positive evidence
that the Bible is the most dangerous book in all over the world, and the most harmful
educationally speaking.


       "I will not also disturb you with mentioning other obscene texts of the Holy
Book that tackle the topic of sex", adds Sheikh Dedat: I will suffice with giving one
example as a sample of that Book they allege to be the Book of Allah!!… Here is how
the Torah relates the story of (Samson) and (Dalila).. That is well-known the story to the
whole world... This can be found in the beginnig of chapter 16:1 of the Judges which
recounts that: (Samson went to Gaza. There he saw a prostitute and went in). Then,
the story goes on through their Holy Book to tell us that the people waited outside the
house which Samson entered to practise sex the all along night with one of the
prostitute.. What they were waiting for?.. Are they were waiting all the night to kill him
in the morning?.. Is this logical?.. Were they waiting for him to have sex with a
whore?… This is what their allegedly Holy Book says. It also says that at midnight
Samson escaped with one of the city gates!.. Why did people want to kill him?… That
not for adultery crime, but for other reasons and so on and so forth much longer, but all
that is disgusting and humiliating, without any legislative, moral, or even educational


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grounds taking into consideration that it expresses what happens in a rude way that
hurts the decent ones.


      Sheikh Dedat adds: (that the Muslim own this right and true religion and he has
the proof on its truth... Thus, he has to be attention and cautious for this Islam religion
as he own (BULLDOZER), a gift granted him by Allah All-Mighty, a Bulldozer that
smash all the rocks that obstacle on the way of (The propaganda to Allah)… Dedat also
tackles the issue of Muslim's attraction to the present life, he says: "while the Christian
Missionaries rush in great numbers everywhere to prevail their religion, In the course of
doing this, they sacrifice their comfort and the life of luxury for tough life in the African
jungles and the scorching deserts. This is though their goods are bad, their knowledge is
false and their proof is refutable." (Here Sheikh Dedat's words come to an end).


       I'd like to add that while this is the state of the Christians, one finds the Muslims
abandoning the Call to Allah All-Mighty to spend their time days and nights in the
perverse amusements. It is between more interest watching football games, or the naked
and sexual films on the satellite channels or the "INTERNET" which invaded with it‟s
corruptions our houses and schools of our children, transmitting programs and films that
can easily destroy the morality and ethics of them. If this will continue without any
intervening from our scholars and leaders, the consequences will be worse than all
expectations in terms of the next generation's manners and behaviors. There is no Power
nor Might but with Allah All-Mighty!.


       To lay emphasis on my opinion, I will recount the story of a american women
who converted to Islam called (Mariam Jamila).. She embraced Islam by the help of the
Islamic Propagator [Abu Al A'la Al Mawdudy], (may Allah rest his soul).. and, she
became herself a cultured propagator to Islam that defends Islam and its principles that
nurture the soul…. Mariam says: "Secularism in America and Europe took the modern
science as the most fatal and sharped weapon to conquer the developing Islamic
countries and to subject the souls and minds there to the "materialistic life" as the new
religion they want with it to replaces all the other previous religions and creeds... The
strangely enough, the first victim of this modern materialistic secularism were the
Christian countries, till now man's look to nature changed altogether… It became a look
of sheer manipulation and rush. Man crossed the line of capitalizing on nature to the


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extent of destroying the environment from which we draw life and on which our life
relies... Thus, new dangers emerged like pollution, the population flow to the cities, and
the corruption of the environment... Thus, the world heads for destroying the human
species, if the life remained over surface of the life… The pollution of earth was an
inevitable result of the pollution of the soul that came from the atheistic materialistic
vision and the use of science without resorting to the Great Creator… The final result
will be that we will run out of clean water, healthy air and an energy free from the
substances that may corrupt the environment. The solution: We need a conscious
Islamic science that resists and puts an end to this slavery to the material." (Here the
essay of Mariam Jamila came to an end".

        I want to add to this that the real crisis of the present western world can be
traced back to the fact that they were overwhelmed by the materialistic life and spiritual
emptiness which made the contemporary western man sunk to his ears in the swamps of
confusion, anxiety and fear of the future because he wants to maximize his benefits of
this world from luxury and satisfaction of his desires and hopes: even whether
permissible or not. For this man does not look to the Hereafter or a Day of Reckoning,
or rather believe in them. Thus, there is no incentives to abide by religion. Moreover,
the western man lost confident in his religion which is full of contradictions that gave
rise to doubts within himself… I think that the continuity of the western man's
engagement with this materialistic life would lead at the end to his joining Islam
willingly as the rescue tire that would save him from the inevitable drowning at the
end… We will take an illustration for a western man suffers from spiritual emptiness
though he lives in luxury and all the pleasures of the materialistic life are available to
him… Let's read the following story. It is about "embracing islam" one of the most
famous Pop singers in the whole world. Before joining Islam he was called Cat Stevens.
Then, his name became (Yusuf Islam)... He became one of the most famous propagators
of Islam now… He inaugurated many Islamic schools in Britain to teach the children of
the tens of thousands converts to Islam in Europe, by his guidance… He teaches them
Arabic, the Holy Qur'an, the biography of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), his doctrine and
Tradition… Before that, he was a man immersed in fame and wealth… Let's read how
he tells the story in this brief circulated by the Jeddah D‟awah center in all over, Saudi
Arabia, in English. This brief is concluded with Yusuf's own signature as you will see:-
……….


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       Besides Sheikh Yusuf's trial, I advise you to refer to the diaries of the missionary
priests who were sent by Europe to head missionaries in Africa, Indonesia and the South
East of Asia to call people there for Christianity. However, they returned to Europe
embraced Islam, and wrote in their diaries that were translated into many languages
issued in many booklets, they said: "We were calling people to embrace Christianity. To
do this we used weak words, expressions and proofs. Deep in our conscience we were
not convinced of this. Then, we met Muslim children that answer our words back in a
spontaneous and simple way without knowing that they were retorting with a crystal
clear proof and a strong evidence that show beyond any doubt that Islam is the true
religion"… These diaries are available in various languages in the Islamic centers all
over the European capitals as well as in the America's You can ask for copies from the
propagation centers in the Saudi Arabia in the following addresses:




 1-   The Cooperative Office for Propagation and Guidance

       P.O.Box: 20824- Riyadh: 11465

       Tel. No.: 4030251, 4030142

       Fax: 4059387




 2-    Jeddah D’awah Center

       P.O.Box: 6897- Jeddah: 21452

       Tel. No.: 6829898




       I conclude my letter to you by the words of Allah All-Mighty: "Such is Allâh,
your Lord in truth. So after the truth, what else can there be, save error? How then

are you turned away?". (Yûnus 32)




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       Let‟s go, shaken off yourself what is get stuck in of the void illusions….. And
embrace Islam for this is best for you. This is Islam. This is the truth. So after the truth,
what else can there be, save error?.


       Praised be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds! In Him we seek help! And Peace and
Blessings be upon the best of creatures and the Imam of the guided, Prophet
Muhammad and on all his Folks and Companions.




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THE PRAYER




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                               In the name of Allah,

                The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate




                                  " The Prayer "



Reminder:

       Allah All-Mighty says in the Holy Qur'an, I seek refuge in Allah from the Devil,
in the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful:


"Draws near for mankind their reckoning, while they turn away in heedlessness *
Comes not unto them an admonition (a chapter of the Qur‘ân) from their Lord as a

recent revelation but they listen to it while they play". (Al-Anbiyâ‘ 1-2)


     This is true. The Day of Reckoning is too close. Yet, we are in an inattention and
turn away... What is more is that whenever anyone tries to preach and remind us of
Allah, we pay not him attention as we in jest.. There is no Might or Power but with
Allah the All-Mighty. O Lord, make us of those who listen to the words and follow the
best of it. O Allah, please do not make us of those people about whom You say:


      "And surely, We have created many of the jinn and mankind for Hell. They
have hearts wherewith they understand not, and they have eyes wherewith they see
not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay

even more astray; those! They are the heddless ones". (Al-A‘râf 179)


       Allah, Glory be to Him, always says the Truth… We saw some animals are
much better than jinn and people in terms of aware and understanding. They even
celebrate the praises of Allah All-Mighty. For Allah, Exalted be He, says:




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        "The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and
there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their

glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving" (Al-Isrâ‘ 44)


           Some people, when reminded him of Allah's and the Prophet's words, are
like dumb rocks: they neither listen nor understand what you said… Their hearts are
harsh, as Allah describes them say:

            "Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or
even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth,
and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from
them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allâh. And
Allâh is not unaware of what you do". (Al-Baqarah 74)

       These are the characteristics we see now in many people who are Muslims by
name only, but their hearts are ruthless and cruel like rocks or even more.

       Once you advise them in Allah‟s religion, they turn a deaf ear to all that you say.
Allah All-Mighty says about them:


      "Then what is wrong with them (i.e. the polytheists, the disbelievers) that they
turn away from (receiving) admonition? * As if they were (frightened) wild donkeys *

Fleeing from a hunter, or a lion, or a beast of prey". (Al-Muddaththir 49-51)


       This verse makes a resemblance between those people and the zebras. Whenever
these people hear somebody remind them their religion matters they escape like zebras
do on seeing the lion.

The Prayer:

        Allah, Exalted be He, created us… Then we wonder why Allah created us?…
Before creating us, Allah All-Mighty created Paradise and decorated it with all that was
never seen by an eye, heard with an ear or occurred to any human mind… Thus,
Paradise is like the bride that goes to whoever deserves her and can afford her dowry


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(really that dowry is very cheap)… Allah also created the Hellfire and made it in
perpetuity abode for the disbelievers and atheists and a transient abode to punish the
disobedient among Muslims. Moreover, Allah All-Mighty made this life on the earth as
a test. Whoever passes the test enters the Paradise and whoever fails in it goes to
Hellfire... The most important subject to be examined in that test is worship. This
answers the aforementioned question: "Why did Allah created us?".. Allah All-Mighty
answers this question in the Holy Qur'an, say:


        "And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should
worship Me (Alone) * I seek not any provision from them (i.e provision for
themselves or for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me (i.e. feed
themselves of My creatures) * Verily, Allâh is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the

Most Strong". (Adh-Dhâriyât 56-58)


         The pillar of this worship is prayers. But what is the prayer?… And how can it
be defined?: …………


         In the Arabic language, the word (salat) 'prayer' is derived from the word of
(assila) 'relation', to wit the relation between man and his Lord… This “sila” „relation‟
would drives us again to explain the matter of the (communication)… Let's expatiate
upon this point. Take the following example: If we are on the phone, we will be in
continue communicating with the other part as long as the line is heat .. If the Phone is
dead or there are no heat, then would be break off the communication at all with the
other part who was talking to us… Prayer here is like this heat in the phone line.. So,
observing prayers on time everyday maintains the communication between our Great
Creator and us.


        The absence of prayers is the absence of the holy blessed communication…
With this holy communication maintained in between us and Allah, Allah answers the
prayers of us. On the other face, how He All-Mighty respond our prayers… This is
the   corroboration of the Divine prophetic tradition (Hadith) reported by (Al-
Imam Al-Bukhari). In it Allah All-Mighty says: "My servant never approaches Me



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with anything better than what I enjoined him. My servant continues to draw close
to Me by performing the optional prayers till I like him. Once I liked him, I would
become his hearing which he hears with, his sight which he sees with, his hand with
which he punishes (others) with and his leg with which he walks. If he asks Me for
anything, I give it to him and if he seeks refuge in Me, I protect him".


          It is also corroborated the Prophet (Pbuh) says: "Whoever preserves it (the
prayer), Allah protects him and whoever misses it, Allah destines him to loss"…
Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) also says about prayers: "The convention between them
and us is prayer. So, whoever abandons it becomes a disbeliever"… and also (Pbuh)
said: “amongst the man, polythism and atheism is abandoning prayers".


          Prayers is the convention that knitted tie between Allah All-Mighty and us... If
we abandoned it, neglected it or belittled it, the tie will be split and rended the bond…
We, moreover, will lose the aid and support of heavens. Thus, we will be lost forever in
the labyrinths of this world life till the true Promise is fulfilled and we meet Allah,
Exalted be He. At that time, we will find no excuse or justification for what we had
done.

My dear brothers……….

          Allah, Glory be to Him, sells Paradise with it‟s          endless    happiness
to   us in       return   for   a very cheap price. Everyone can afford       this   price
no      matter    whether he is man or a woman, poor of rich, young or old, healthy or
sick, residing or traveling, warrior or peaceable... But what exactly is the value?… The
value is to dedicate only one hour out of a twenty-four-hour to perform the five prayers
a day Allah All-Mighty enjoined them... This daily one-hour work is a petty cheap price
for the most expensive and precious commodity ever offered us by Allah, our Great
Creator “that is the paradise”… So, where are the buyers?… Where are the
purchasers?… Bravo and good for him who knows the real worth of the commodity and
seizes the opportunity and buys it from Allah for the cheapest of prices!… Bravo and
good for him who observes the ordained prayers and is keen on maintaining the
connection between Allah All-Mighty and him through to keep last prayers all his life
time.



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       Most of those who neglect the five ordained prayers on time, or they ever lazy to
perform or they sleep at the time of prayers mostly suffer from physical and
psychological diseases. Sometimes, they even have fixes of headache, stress and other
bad pathological symptoms… On reaching this bad psychological condition, these
people are surrounded by the Devil and his aides who increase these people's sufferings.
On the other hand, those who believed in Allah All-Mighty, observed prayers, pay the
alms, remembered Allah often and seek refuge in the Holy Qur'an Allah described them
in the Quar‟an as follows:


        "And indeed when we heard the Guidance (this Qur‘ân), we believed therein
(Islâmic Monotheism), and whosoever believes in his Lord shall have no fear,
either of a decrease in      the reward of his good deeds or an increase in the
punishment for his sins". (Al-Jinn 13)


      Therefore, who of us believes in Allah and the Day of Reckoning knows beyond
any doubt that Allah Who created us is the One Who enjoined these five prayers for us.
Moreover, we-the humans- were not created but to pray to Allah, for Allah says:


       "And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should

worship Me (Alone)". (Adh-Dhâriyât 56)


        Allah All-Mighty created us also to know who is the best in deeds in this world
and conduct our Reckoning in the Hereafter, for Allah All-Mighty says: "(And we
said): ―If you do good, you do good for your ownselves, and if you do evil (you do it)

against yourselves". (Al-Isrâ‘ 7)


         On that Day whatever man obtained many good deeds in his world life, they
are nothing if man neglected prayers. Instead, these deeds gone nothing, moreover
returned to their doer and are to be thrown in his face… Thus, his good deeds are not to
be put in his scale of rewards. This is what the Prophet (Pbuh) pointed out when he
says: "On Judgement Day, the first thing man is asked about is prayer. If this is
good, he succeeds and prospers. And if this is bad, he failed and lost"... Another
"Hadith" of the same meaning he (Pbuh) , said: "On Judgement Day, man is first


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asked about prayers. If this is good, so becomes the rest of all his deeds. And if this
is bad, so becomes the rest of all his deeds".


       An important point that should be taken into consideration is that Allah is in no
need of us or even the two creatures jinns and mankind… And he, exalted be He, does
not need our prayers as well. It is us who are in dire need of these prayers to have peace
of our souls and to be assured. We need prayers to invoke Allah's Blessings upon us,
our folks, our children and our property... Prayers is the sole way to Allah's paradise and
more importantly to Allah's satisfaction. For Allah said:


        "Allâh has promised the believers — men and women, — Gardens uneder
which rivers flow to dwell therein forever, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of ‗And
(Eden Paradise). But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of allâh. That is the

supreme success". (At-Taubah 72)


All this depends on our performance of the prayers congregation on time.

       Allah, Glory be to Him, did not ordain these devotion because they will be of
any benefit to Him, Allah Forbid!… He rather ordained prayers to draw us closer to
Him and to be like a regular purgation of the sins we never stop committing.

       Prayer is the content of the eye of the well-knowledge people and the rest of
their hearts. With it they find an incomparable enjoyment as well as the way to
Happiness in this world and in the Hereafter... They feel safe and secure with that
continuous relation with their Lord and Creator...

       Thus, when the prayer was in due time the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) , used to
order [Bilal Ibn Rabah] (May Allah‟s blessing him), to declare the call of prayer saying
to him: "get up Bilal call for prayer to comfort us"… The Prophet (Pbuh) also
compared prayer to a river in which man bathes five times a day… Thus, it cleans him
all his sins… And purifies his heart from all the bad thoughts, confusion and
obsession… Add to this that prayer is the light of his heart in this world life and the
light of his grave through his transitional partition life… Moreover, it is the key to or as
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         Nowadays, we all see a lot of sins around us and disobedience of Allah's orders
concerning worshipping Allah and performing prayers. Some people goes to bed lazily
without performing the given prayer though it is due time… However, if that same
person was called by his family to eat with them before the food gets cold, he would
jump out of the bed quickly and actively... He would not show the same sleepiness he
showed on being called to prayer... After eating, this man may spend all his time in
entertainment like: watching TV, satellite channels and football games… He does so for
many lengthy hours without complaining of being tired or exhausted or anything of the
sort. Yet, when it comes to the prayer which does not take more than a couple of
minutes, he pretends to be ill and incapable of moving. This man does not realize that,
that way Allah All-Mighty inflicts him with real illness, besides his psychological
instability. If that man continues to behave that way, Allah seals his heart- Allah Forbid-
as mentioned in the Holy Qur'an:


         "And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: ―we believe in Allâh
and the Last Day‖ while in fact they believe not * They (think to) deceive Allâh and
those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not! * In their
hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allâh has increased their disease. A

painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies". (Al-Baqarah 8:10)


         The following is dedicated for those who take illness an excuse not to perform
the enjoined prayers which Allah All-Mighty created us but to perform… Here we will
review some bright examples from the pictures of the pious since the period of the
Prophet (Pbuh) and his companions- May Allah be pleased with them, and their
followers, May Allah rest their souls… Through them, we will see how they were on
persist performing prayers... This was out of their knowledge of their importance and of
its being the way to the satisfaction of Allah, All-Mighty……….


         The Prophet (Pbuh) used to spend most of the night praying till his feet shap...
One day, (Assaiyda Aisha )– May Allah be pleased with her- said to him: "Why are
you doing this, Allah's Messenger, while Allah has forgiven you your past faults
and those to come? "… The Prophet (Pbuh) answered saying, "Do not I like
(then) to be a thankful servant (of Allah)?".


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           That is (Al-Farouq), 'Umar Ibnual-Khattab, May Allah be pleased with him,
sets an example for all the Muslims in this regard. The following     touching    story
shows his keenness on observing prayers in a            way that softens hearts and
makes people modest         before   Allah, the Lord of the universe… When 'Umar,
May Allah be pleased with him, was stabbed while he performing the dawn Prayer, he
missed a prostration... He bled a lot and was carried to his house. There he regained his
consciousness and asked those around him whether he completed the prayer or not.
They answered, "You missed a prostration" (Rak'a). With blood gushing, he stood up to
pray, but he fainted. Then, he regained his consciousness. So, he stood again and began
to pray but again he lost his consciousness. Finally, he could pray the remaining Rak'a.
Then, he said, "Praised be Allah Who helped me complete the prayer." Then, he passed
away.


        Here is another picture that emphasizes the same meaning. It is the story of one
of the followers, [Thabit bin 'Amer bin Abdullah ibn Al Zubair]... He was so ill and
when he heard the call for prayer, he asked his sons to carry him to the mosque. But his
sons said to him: "You are extremely ill. Pray here, for Allah will excuse you..."
However, he said to them: "There is no god but Allah. I cannot hear the call to prayer
that invites man to the prayer and success and answer not. By Allah, you will carry me
to the mosque".. So, they carried him to the mosque … So, when he was in the last
prostration of the sunset prayer, Allah made him die… This faithful follower used to
ask prayer every day after the dawn prayer. He prayed Allah saying: "O Allah, I ask
You (to grant me) the good death".. On question him: "What is the good death?", he
said: "To die while I‟m in prostrating". Allah All-Mighty answered his prayers and took
his soul while he was prostrating.


        Another important point is that all the kinds of worships            Allah All-
Mighty enjoined for us have licenses and excuses that can allow man to postpone
them or be exempted completely from performing them. But this does not apply to
prayers.

   1-      The poor is exempted from the obligatory alms.




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     2-     Fasting can be postponed to other days in the cases of illness or traveling. It
          can even be made up for by feeding poor men if man cannot fast at all because
          of the permanent illness or old age.

     3-     Pilgrimage is not obligatory but for those who can afford it.

     Unlike all the other rituals, the prayer is the pillar of religion. As Allah ordered
     emphasizing the importance of prayers, there is no excuse that exempt any one from
     it. Only the incompetent like children, the mad or women in menstruation period or
     in childbed are exempted from prayers.

          Even in the cases of war or extreme fear, man is never exempted from the
obligatory prayers. Allah All-Mighty says:


          [(five obligatory) As-Salawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the
best prayer - Asr). And stand before Allah with obedience [ and do not speak to others
during the Salat (prayers)]. * And if you fear (an enemy), perfrom Salat (pray) on
foot or riding. And      when    you    are      in safety,   offer   the   Salat   (prayer)

in    the      manner     He has       taught you, which you knew not (before). ] (Al-

Baqarah: 238 – 239)


Allah, Exalted be He, also says in the Holy Book:

           [When you (O Messenger Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬are among them, and
lead them in As-Salat (the prayer), let one party of them stand up [ in Salat (prayer) ]
with you taking their arms with them; when they finish their prostrations, let them
take their positions in the rear and let the other party come up which have not yet
prayed, and let them pray with you taking all the precautions and bearing arms.
Those who disbelieve wish, if you were negligent of your arms and your baggage, to
attack you in a single rush, but there is no sin on you if you put away your arms
because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill, but take every precaution
for yourselves. Verily, Allah has prepared a humiliating torment for the disbelievers.

(An-Nisa‘: 102)


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        It is true that Allah, Glory be to Him, did not grant us any excuse to delay the
prayers from their times… However, Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate places no
greater burden on any soul. Thus, Allah says that: He [… And strive hard in Allah‘s
Cause as you ought to strive ( with sincerity and with all your efforts that His Name
should be superior). He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic
Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion of Islam ), and has not laid

upon you in religion any hardship…] (Al-Hajj 78).


        " : Therefore, if a person cannot find water to perform ritual ablution or the
major ritual ablution or water causes damage for cool, he can perform (Tayammum) to
ablution with sand of earth … Tayammum is also allowed to those whom water can
harm and those who are wounded… If one cannot pray standing, he can pray sitting. If
not, he can pray lying on his right side and facing the [Qiblah]… He can bow and
prostrate by simple movements of his head. Even if a person cannot move his head, he
can move his eyes and eyelids to bow or prostrate… The point is that man must perform
prayer no matter how, even if he was suffering from the death pangs, as obvious in the
story of Umar Ibnual- Khattab's death... May Allah be pleased with him, [Ibn Mas'oud]
May Allah be pleased with him, says: "man came (to the mosque) leaning on two men
till he stands in the row of the prayer… Those are the truly successful men and those are
the prosperous… Glory be to Allah! How Merciful He is to us! How Compassionate He
is, for He gives us the chance to repent and rectify ourselves. But till when?… Till you,
unthankful servant to Allah's Blessings, rattles in deathbed. For then, man will never
succeed unless he has believed before.


       O, you man once invited to eat any food that Allah granted you with, you eat it
actively and ravenously without thanking Allah. On the other hand, when you hear the
call to prayer that invites you to prayer and success, become lazy and repulse from both
prayers and success.


       Allah, Glory be to Him, has not created us or made us His successors on earth
just to eat. For then, we would be like the animals which eat, drink and graze without
any obligations ordained by Allah All-Mighty. We would also become like the
Unbelievers, about whom Allah All-Mighty says:


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[… while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire will
be their abode] (Muhammad : 12).


       But Allah All-Mighty has originally created us to worship Him and thus He
made us far better than many of his creatures. Allah All-Mighty granted us food just to
provide us with strength and energy necessary to perform the enjoined rituals- the
purpose of our creation. Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) used to say: "the most difficult
prayers for the hypocrites are the (Al-Isha'a) and the dawn Prayers. Had they
known their value of good, they would have come to pray them even crawling- to
perform them"… O our beloved Prophet, Muhammad! You always say the Truth.
Peace be upon you and all your honored Folk and pious Companions. Allah, Glory be to
Him, says in the [Surat] Chapter "Ya-seen": [ And that you should worship Me [
Allone - Islamic Monotheism, and set up not rivals, associate-gods with Me]. That is

the Straight Path.] (Ya-Seen-61)


       To this we say: "O Allah! Glory be to You. We are Your humble worshippers.
But we worship You and we know deep inside that You are in no need of us, our
prayers and of the all worlds... We rather consider our prayers and our worship of You
to be a Blessing that You granted us and guided us to. This is because You, our Lord,
desires all the best good for us. And the best is no where but with You Who accepted us
to be of Your worshippers. Whoever wins this honor is a great lucky person.

A question about making up for the missed prayers:

       Mentioning that issue, we would like to answer those who say that any person
who did not pray in a certain period in the past and repents now must make up for the
prayers he missed.


      They also claim that he must do this by praying each obligatory prayer twice five
time a day, so as to make up for the missed ones.




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       However, we have a different opinion in this matter. And we seek Allah's help
and Guidance to us in all the religious matters we encounter. It goes without saying that
on facing any religious issue man should refer to the Book of Allah and the Prophetic
Tradition. After these come the sayings and opinions of the Prophet's Companions- May
Allah be pleased with them- and the followers and the early scholars, May Allah rest
their souls… By reviewing all these, it was proved that man is not required to make up
for the missed prayers but in the case of sleeping or forgetting… And the number of the
prayers which man forgets to perform or he sleeps till he misses is a limited number. It
may be one or two prayers or at the most the prayers of a whole day if man oversleeps
and wakes after their due time, and he does not do this on purpose. As the Prophet
(Pbuh) says: "There is no negligence in sleeping, but negligence can be committed
while waking up... If one (of you) forget to perform prayer or was asleep in its due
time, he must perform it once he remembers it."


       As for him who did not perform prayers in a certain period of his life either on
purpose or because he did not know that it is an obligatory act, here is the opinion of the
Companions –May Allah be pleased with them- and some of the early scholars, as [Ibn
Taimiyya], May Allah All-Mighty rest his soul, says: "Making up for prayers is not
ordained to or accepted from him who did not perform prayers on purpose. Instead, he
should perform a lot of optional prayers".


       Regarding the same issue, [Ibn Hazm] says: "He who does not perform a prayer
till its due time has elapsed will never be able to make up for it. So, he has to repent, ask
Allah's Forgiveness, do a lot of charitable deeds and perform a lot of optional prayers".


       Ibn Hazm also says: "Had he who does not perform prayers in their due time
been able to make it up later, Allah All-Mighty would never have menace in the Holy
Qur'an, said: [Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat
(the prayers) [ i.e. made their Salat (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or
by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times ] and

have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell. ] ( Maryam : 59)




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       We agree with Ibn Hazm on his opinion and add that had he who does not
perform prayers in its due time been able to make up for it, it would have been most
easy for this nation to disobey the Divine order, as Allah All-Mighty said: [ Verily, As-

Salat (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. ] (An-Nisa: 103)… and

disobey the (Sunna) tradition of the Prophet (Pbuh) who says about those who stay at
home and do not perform congregational prayers: "How I’m to be about to call for
prayers and order a man to lead people in prayers and then I accompany some
men holding piles of fire wood and go to those who did not join the congregational
prayer and burn their houses down overthrow them…" If not… It would have been
easy for this nation not to perform prayers on time on purpose, and say that they would
make up for them later whenever they wishes-Consequently, this would have made the
Divine rule in the following verse null and void:


       [ Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. ]

(An-Nisa: 103)

       In our opinion, whoever misses prayers on purpose for a given period of his life
must repent to Allah and the repentance will clear all his previous sins. This is
substantiated in the Holy Qu‟ran, for after the Holy verse: [ Then, there has succeeded
them a posterity who have given up As-Salat (the prayers) [ i.e. made their Salat
(prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by
not offering them in their proper fixed times] and have followed lusts. So they will be

thrown in Hell. ]   ( Maryam : 59)Allah All-Mighty says: [Except those who repent
and believe (in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬
), and work righteousness. Such will enter Paradise and they will not be wronged in

aught.] (Maryam : 60) This means that whoever repents, believes and works good

deeds will never be meet a temptation by Allah All-Mighty. But he has to work lots of
good deeds and optional prayers and he should mentioning Allah All-Mighty often. For
good deeds eliminate the bad ones. This is the unanimous opinion of 'Umar ibnual-
Khattab, his son Abdullah, [Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas], 'Abdullah ibn Mas'oud and [Salman



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Al Farisy], May Allah be pleased with all of them. This was also reaffirmed by the
followers like ['Umar bin Abdul-Aziz] and [Muhammad Ibn Sireen]... Also the (imams),
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal], Ibn Taimiyya and many other scholars also confirmed this opinion,
May Allah rest their souls. Those holding the opposite opinion never substantiated it
from the Holy Book, the Prophetic Tradition, the Islamic Law, or deduction by analogy.




A question to refuting the opinion of a scholar who said that fasting without
praying is rewarded:

        Today, some Muslims in many Arab and Muslim countries fast Ramadan as a
mere habit with which he shares the Muslim community. These people fast Ramadan
without praying either enjoining or optional prayers. For long, we wondered the reasons
why this bad phenomenon is increasing in these countries... But we found the answer
when I read a book contained opinions of religious matters written by one of the good-
reputed contemporary Muslim scholars. This scholar died a few years ago, May Allah
forgive him and all of us. The opinion question we will reciting here is a wrong one but
with a very serious effect. For one scholar‟s mistaken religious ruling results in
misguiding millions of Muslims. There is no Power or Might but with Allah All-
Mighty.

The opinion was the answer to a question asked by one of the public said:

: Does Allah accept the fasting of a person who lags on performing prayers or all the
acts of worship are linked to each other and are inseparable?

The aforementioned scholar gave the following answer:

        Man is rewarded for the good deeds he works and is punished for the good deeds
he does not do… So, when we ask that who do not perform prayers to pray, we call him
for one thing .. And what he did it of the obedience is strength to the religion.   To this
deceased scholar we say: "May Allah All-Mighty forgive us and you!… For you have
lie against Allah and His Prophet and thus misled many of the nation of Muhammad
(Pbuh), with whom you are entrusted. With such a wrong opinion, you have misled
them.



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        For you did not estimate how harmful is facilitating the rules of prayers and
stating other than that which Allah has stated and ordained and other than what is in the
Prophetic Tradition. Millions of Muslims have read this opinion and acted upon it.
Glory be to Allah in Whom we seek refuge from our bad deeds, the evils of our souls
and our mistakes in Allah's religion and the Tradition of His Prophet (Pbuh) whom
Allah All-Mighty has sent him to guide people after their aberration and disbelief... The
Islamic Law came in crystal clear by the Holy Book of Allah, about which Allah All-
Mighty says:



        [ Neither did you ( O Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬read any book before it
(this Qur‘an), nor did you write any book (whatsoever) with your right hand. In that
case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted. * Nay, but they, the clear
Ayat(i.e. the description and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad ‫) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬
written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) are preserved in the breasts of
those who have been given knowledge (among the people of the Scriptures). And
none but the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers) deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences,

verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.] (Al-Ankabut : 48-49)


        As for the Prophetic Tradition, the Prophet (Pbuh) says: " I left among you
that which if you adhered to it, you would never go astray: the Book of Allah" In
the Farewell Pilgrimage, the Prophet (Pbuh) said:


        " I left you with a plain - white plan, it’s night like it’s day… who deflects
of it was perishable."


          May Allah forgive us and you, our scholar! How can you encourage the
common individuals of the nation of Muhammad (Pbuh) to sin by saying something
which effect that, "It is alright if you do not perform the ordained prayers. For even
then, all your other good deeds are accepted by Allah. You will be rewarded for them
and thus you can escape Hellfire. Don't you ever be afraid or upset for to not performing
prayers !? "… There is no strength or Might but in Allah! From Allah we begin and to
Him we return…This is a great distress that excels all other afflictions: for one of the


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reputable religious scholars    to give a opinion that advises the nation to abandon
prayers.


      Allah All-Mighty says the Truth and His Justice in the Doomsday that anyone
who has done an atom's weight of good, see it! .


      But 'good' Allah means the good that He accepts, for Allah never accepts good
deeds but from the pious… Can any pious man miss a prayer on purpose?… Then,
somebody said to him that he will be rewarded for all his good deeds… Though as our
Prophet (Pbuh) taught us that he who leaves prayers on purpose has his good deeds
back thrown at his face on Doomsday... As aforementioned, prayer is the pillar of
religion. No true religion without prayer... All the Muslim scholars agree that he who
leaves prayers either on purpose or because he denies them is an infidel...


       Then the infidel, Obligatory Charity, almsgiving and pilgrim, never accepted
from him by Allah All-Mighty says :


       [ Say: ―Spend (in Allah‘s Cuase) willingly or unwillingly, it will not be
accepted from you. Verily, you are ever a people who are Fasiqun (rebellious,
disobedient to Allah). * And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted
from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad
‫ ,) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬and that they came not to As-Salat (the prayer) except in a lazy

state, and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly.] (At-Taubah:53-54).


           If this is Allah's opinion regarding those who perform the prayer lazily, how
come that Allah forgives us and you about who do not perform prayers at all and on
purpose as he who poses the question admitted?.


           How about the Prophet's [Hadith] which reads: "The five (ordained) prayers,
and from Friday to Friday, and from Ramadan to Ramadan clear whatever (sins)
between them as long as man avoids the greater sins."?… The condition for
forgiving sins is to avoid the greater sins. But is there a sin greater than not performing
prayers which leads to unbelief?… In the introduction of this books, we have mentioned


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some of the Prophetic Hadiths that warn those who abandon prayers. Of those Hadith,
one that reads as follows, "The difference between them and us is prayer. So, whoever
abandons it becomes a disbeliever." Another [Hadith] about prayers reads as follows:
"what leads man to disbelief and atheism is abandoning prayers."


       By saying this, I seek but Allah's reward. If I am right, it is due to Allah's
Guidance. And if I am mistaken, May Allah forgive me. We seek Allah's refuge against
the evil of ourselves and the bad deeds of ours. We seek Allah's forgiveness and repent
to Him, for He is the Oft-Forgiving and Most Compassionate.

       Praised be Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and Peace and Blessings of Allah be
upon the Guide, Muhammad, whom Allah All-Mighty sent down with His Guidance
and the True Religion. And Peace be upon all the Prophet's Folks and Companions.




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THE INFLICTION




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                               In the name of Allah,

                    The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best
      of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                     Companions.


                                ( The Infliction )

         Praised be Allah Who has sent the best of His Prophets and Messengers for us
and sent with him the Book to guide people and distinguish between what is right and
what is wrong. Thanks to Allah Who made us of the nation of Muhammad (pbuh), the
best nation ever evolved to mankind; the nation that enjoins what is right and forbids
what is wrong. The nation that believes in Allah All-Mighty. Praised be Allah filling all
the heavens and fill on the earth and what amongst them, and fill of all after that Allah
wishes… Thanked be Allah till He is pleases, and thanked be Him if He was pleased...
We testify that there is no god but Allah, Who has no partners… With this declaration,
we seek rescue on the Dayafter, when neither money nor children will benefit one…
Only faithful hearts will be of benefit then… Peace and Blessings of Allah be on the
best of creatures, our beloved Muhammad and on his honored Folks, faithful
Companions and the followers and whoever follows their example till Religiousday.
Amen!.

       Praised be Allah Who encompasses us with His Compassion and inflicted us.
For inflections are Blessings unknown but to the faithful and the pious who enjoy
them. O my brethren in Allah, be pious and demonstrate patience. For the patient are
rewarded without account.


       One day, somebody said to [Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas]. "Your prayers are always
responsed by Allah All-Mighty and you used to pray for others. Why then don't you
pray Allah to give you back your sight?"… He said: "Allah's fate is better for me than
regaining my sight. For the rank of the satisfaction is better than that of the patient."
satisfy is never attained but by those whom Allah granted a complete faith and great
deal of patience.


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         Once Sa'd asked the Prophet (pbuh): "Who are the most inflicted people?"…
the Prophet (pbuh) answered: "The prophets. Then it goes from the best to the
good. The test man stands depends on the degree of his faith. If man's faith is
weak, his test will be as such and if his faith was strong, his test would be as such.
Tests are to inflict man until he walks on earth without any single sin".

         Good be for those who stand Allah's tests in this life!...The Prophet (pbuh) used
to talk a lot to his Companions about the reward of the inflicted people in this life and
their high ranks from Allah… The Prophet used to tell them: " If Allah All-Mighty
loves people, He tests them with inflicts". After the Prophet's death, the Companions
used to consider the inflictions they faced as a good sign. What is more is that if any of
them was not inflicted with any bad thing, like an illness, a loss in trade or the death
of one of his sons for a whole year, he feels worried and restless. How can a whole
year elapse and he has been alright all along?.

        This is for fear that Allah may not be loving them. For the Prophet (pbuh) told
them that inflictions are signs for Allah's love.

       What are we, in compared with those rightly guided people?… If Allah inflicted
any of us with any harm, he panics and suffers from depression. Moreover, he never
stops complaining from what he is going through and blames those who wronged him.
Thus, he forgets that all that happens to him was destined before his birth. And that
anything that happens to him is by the Will of Allah, Exalted be He, no matter how
diversified are the reasons and tools. This man also forgets Allah's words in His Holy
Qu‟ran, says:


        [No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the
Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that
is easy for Allah. * In order that you may not grieve at the things that you fail to get,
nor rejoice over that which has been given to you. And Allah likes not prideful

boasters.] (Al-Hadid:22 – 23)


         That is because Allah, Glory be to Him, has written in His Record all that is
going to happen till Doomsday 50,000 years before creating the earth and heavens.
When Allah, Exalted be He, created the pen, He ordered it, "WRITE!" The pen said: "O


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Lord, what to write?: Allah said: "WRITE WHAT WILL BE!"… Thus, the pen wrote
with Allah's order and His Knowledge what will be till Doomsday. So, man will never
miss whatever is destined to happen to him and he will never go through what is not
destined to him. ( Pen ever dried, papers folded).

My dear brethren! …


      Anyone of us could facing infliction overwhelms him only to make him distressed
and upset. Then, man thinks that he is on the verge of destruction... Man sees that it is
inevitable for his life to be ruined only to find his distress relieved and his problems
solved out of the blue… Let's consider thoroughly what Allah All-Mighty says to the
believed worshiper immersed in distress: [ Surely, Allah‘s Mercy is (ever) near unto

the good-doers. ] (Al-A‘raf : 56) Consider the tenderness and Mercy that radiate from

these words: [ Surely, Allah‘s Mercy is (ever) near unto the good-doers. ]. Allah's
Mercy and Compassion is always very close to the patient charitable worshiper who is
contented with Allah's Destiny… Whatever happens and however huge was the distress
and however desperate he becomes and all the doors be closed in front of him, then, he
finds the Mercy of Allah so near to him to save from all the ordeals and calamities.

        Or as some poets said: ………..

May an ordeal inflict a young person

till he despairs, but Allah has to solves it.

The darkest hour is that before the dawn,

It only gets better when you give up on it.


         Allah, Exalted be He, says: [and whosoever believes in Allah, He guides his

heart ( to the true Faith with certainty]…" (Al-Taghabun:11) So, man can stand the

ordeals and be patient in the time of calamity, but on one condition that he has faith in
Allah All-Mighty, surrenders to Him, depends on Him and believes in Doomsday and
the fate, whether good or bad. If any man of us that believes in and depends on Allah



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faces an ordeal, Allah will guide his heart and pour reassurance into his chest. Allah
All-Mighty will also make him demonstrate patience, anticipating Allah's reward. Then
on Doomsday when man is resurrected and needs any reward to make his good deeds
weigh heavily in the scale, he will find the doubled reward for having patience when in
ordeal in the world life. This reward is double-folded without measure as Allah All-
Mighty says: [ Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without

reckoning.](Az-Zumar: 10)


       Now, let's move to review pictures of various inflictions, and why Allah All-
Mighty inflicts certain people of His creatures. The first case is when Allah, Exalted be
He, likes one of His servants, and knows that this servant committed many sins in his
world life that may outweigh his good deeds on the Day of Judgement. Yet, Allah likes
to see His servant free from any sins so as not to punish him at all. Thus, Allah All-
Mighty inflicts His beloved servant with ordeals, for demonstrating patience at the time
of ordeals makes man gain rewards more than those of any other ritual. That way, that
beloved servant will have the rewards necessary to outweigh his sins.

       The Prophet (pbuh) says the truth said: "Ordeals are to inflict the Believer,
man or woman, in his self and his children till he meets Allah without a single sin.

       The Prophet stated another reason for the Believer's distress. The Prophet (pbuh)
says: "Allah allocates a certain rank for one of His servants whose his deeds
cannot make him attain this rank. Thus, Allah inflicts him with whatever he
dislikes to enable him to reach it."… This Hadith tackles a different type of inflicted
people. Allah All-Mighty does not inflict this kind of people because they have many
sins in this world life… In this case Allah, Glory be to Him, inflicts those to whom he
allocated high ranks in the paradise, but their deeds do not qualify them for these
ranks… Allah knows full well that this rank cannot be attained by those people unless
they are inflicted with various kinds of calamities. On administering patience in facing
of these calamities, those people get the rewards necessary to attain these ranks in
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       Another reason for Allah's inflicting His servants with ordeals is mentioned in
the Holy Qur'an at the outset of the 'Spider' Chapter [Surrat Al-Ankabut] . In it Allah,
Glory be to Him, says:


       [ Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ―We believe,‖
and will not be tested. * And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah
will certainly make (it) known (the truth of ) those who are true, and will certainly
make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows

all that before putting them to test).(Al-Ankabut : 2- 3)


       This is another category of those inflicted by Allah All-Mighty Who tests them
to know if their faith is true or not. Here is a personal imagination of the meaning of this
Holy verse… If a person alleged that he is believing in Allah…He will be told that it is
not enough to say I am believing by your tongue. If you insist on your allegation you
have to pass a certain test to verify your faith. you ask: "O Lord, what is that test?.." the
reply will be: "ordeals and inflictions…” If you are patience in time of calamity and
thank Allah, You will succeed and be of the faithful Believers. But, if you gave up and
get upset, you are a mere pretender of faith and you will be of the liars".


       The degree of the ordeal depends on the strength of each one's faith. About this
the Prophet (pbuh) says: "The greater the reward, the greater the ordeal."… The
worse an ordeal is, the greater the reward man receives. But on the condition of
demonstrating patience at the time of calamity. Allah, Glory be to Him, says in the Holy
Book: [And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of

wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient).]           (Al-
Baqarah 155) After enumerating the kinds of ordeals, Allah All-Mighty orders the

Holy Prophet (pbuh) to give the glad tidings, but to whom? Allah, Exalted be He, orders
the Prophet (pbuh) to give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, only them…
About those who get angry and upset when Allah All-Mighty tests them, the Prophet
(pbuh) says: "He     who is content, will gain the Pleasure (of Allah). And
he who is upset, will gain the Wrath (of Allah)"… Man should show patience
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money or children. For the Muslim should be Patient in the time of ordeal and thankful
in the time of happiness. This is the best for any Muslim. If a Muslim in the time of
ordeal resorted to praying and patience and awaits Allah's Help, Allah, the Lord of the
Worlds, will help him with His encompassing Mercy.


    This way who can live free of sins, that why ordeals clears his sins. May Allah
forgive us and have Mercy on us. In this regard, Allah All-Mighty says: [ O you who
believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-

Sabirun (the patient). (Al-Baqarah:153)


     This means that patience is not the sole condition for a Muslim to be rewarded for
his ordeals... There is another condition, much more important than patience… Patience
cannot be completed without prayers, for patience without prayer is a patience without
reward.


    As mentioned before, infliction has lightness and forceful…There are different
degrees of ordeals. Allah, Exalted be He, says that the real test of faith is not an easy
one. It is not a mere distress that lasts for a short while. For Allah, Glory be to Him,

says: [ There, the believers were tried and shaken with a mighty shaking. ] (Al-

Ahzab-11) Consider this eloquent deep and strong Qur'anic expression… "They were

tried and shaken with a mighty shaking".. That means the ordeal shook the believers
completely with psychologically and physically…

     This shows beyond doubt whether there is real faith or not… If faith was weak or
false, such as faith will unmasking and fall down during the violent shaking and look
like the tree is affected by strong storm that makes its shriveled leaves fall and left it
naked trunk no green leaves cover it up. On the other hand, strong faith is firm and
steady whatever ordeals it faces and however long they are... Shaking and inflict
question. Are not difficult for the contemporary Muslims alone. Rather, it was even
more difficult for the master of human beings, Prophet Adam (pbuh) and the best of
creatures, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as well as his Companions, May Allah be pleased
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true faithful souls were also shaken with the ordeals they face, then they asked Allah
All-Mighty from the depths of their hearts with all the awe and fear, (When will come
the help of Allah?) . Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, answered them, (yes Certainly, the
help of Allah is near!).


       The details of these hard times in the lives of the Prophets and Messengers are
mentioned in the Holy Qur'an, for Allah All-Mighty says:


        [ Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to
those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and
ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along
with him said, ―When (will come) the Help of Allah?‖ Yes! Certainly, the Help of

Allah is near!] (Al-Baqarah: 214 ).


       It is not right for us to say: "O Lord! If You were pleased with us, You would
relieve our distress as soon as possible, for we show patience, perform prayers and pray
to You day and night"… If this should be the equation between our Lord and us will
continue on this principle and that measure, then Allah would not inflict those with
whom He is pleased with any ordeals in the first place. And Allah All-Mighty would
relieve the faithful as soon as he prays him. But if this is true, how can ordeals be a test
then? What would be the futility of such a test? What would be the test and its results?


       Was Allah All-Mighty not completely pleased with His beloved Prophet and the
best of His creatures, Muhammad (pbuh)? Was Allah, Exalted be He, not pleased with
the Prophet's Companions, May Allah be pleased with all of them? Of course not. Allah,
Glory be to Him, was most pleased with all of them. Allah All-Mighty could grant the
Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions victory in all their battles against the
Unbelievers without having any of them hurt nor killed…However, Allah fulfilled His
Promise, as says: [… That Allah May test those who believe, and that He May take

Martyrs from among you ] (Al-Imran: 140). (This was to test the strength and validity

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       My brethren, all of us are vulnerable to distress and adversity. But how can we
turn this distress that inflicts us into an act of obedience to Allah, the Lord of the
Worlds?… Obedience comes from piety and Allah All-Mighty in His Holy Book
promised us to find a way out to the pious and grant them sustenance from where they
cannot predict…



       Allah All-Mighty says in the holy Qur'an: [ And whosoever fears Allah and
keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). *

And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. ] (At-Talaq :2-3). In

this verse Allah links between the way-out and sustenance on the one hand and man's
piety on the other hand... But a way-out from what? The way-out is always needed by
those in distress. So, Allah tells us here that the pious always face ordeals and promises
them to give them the way-out for these ordeals if they became more pious in the time
of adversity... This is not all... Allah also promised to provide the pious with great
sustenance from sources unpredictable. This is a Divine Promise and a vow from Allah
All-Mighty. And who is better in keeping promises than Allah, Glory be to Him?…
This is the Promise of Allah to us and Allah never reneges on His Promises. So, we
have to be patient, for Allah's Promise is always true. To expatiate more clearly and
precisely on this verse, we say that no one is infallible... We commit some sins may we
thinking them a little before facing a trial. Then, we think of being pious and fearing
Allah, hoping that He will grant us plenty of sustenance and Blessings.


       Allah, glory be to Him, says in the Holy Qur'an: [ And if the people of the towns
had believed and had the Taqwa (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them

blessings from the heaven and the earth ] (Al-Araf: 96) Since Allah All-Mighty

promised us a way-out if we were pious, we should be more pious at the time of
calamity to win Allah's Promise. By 'piety' again we first mean keeping patience…And
secondly observing congregational prayers… Thirdly, performing more acts of
obedience to Allah All-Mighty and shunning any misdeeds. Only then, Allah All-
Mighty will fulfill His Promise, for Allah is Most Truthful.




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       To apply the strict conditions of piety in time of distress, we should raise a
serious question: is smoking an act of obedience?… Allah All-Mighty stated that it is
impermissible. For Allah All-Mighty made good things permissible and bad harmful
things impermissible. This is stated clearly in the Holy Qur'an... We should also ask
ourselves, "Is playing card an act of obedience?" Playing cards distracts man and makes
him miss the prayers on time. It encourages man to stay up late at night and miss the
dawn Prayer. It gradually makes man like gambling. Another question is: is watching
the semi-naked women and watching obscene songs on TV a good deed?… Allah All-
Mighty ordered us to look somewhere else when we see an obscene thing. Allah says: [
And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not ) that of which you have
no knowledge. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those one

will be questioned (by Allah)]. (Al-Isra 36). Is calling others names and using obscene

words, even when a person is kidding, an act of obedience?.. The Prophet (pbuh) said a
Hadith to the effect that: "Of you who utters a word with inattention of it, though it
causes him to fall for 70 autumns in Hellfire." Are backbiting and spying us each
others of the good manners and deeds and obedience?.

       Let's be honest with Allah All-Mighty and then with ourselves. Let's be frank
and say candidly that all the aforementioned deeds are not acts of obedience, Rather,
they are misdeeds and sins.

       How can we do such practices and aspire at being of the pious in the time of
ordeal? How can we do this and look forward to win Allah's Promise of a way-out and
generous sustenance?


       Not a thing on earth or in heavens is hidden from Allah All-Mighty and no
creature can deceive Him, Exalted be He. Allah knows us best since He created us as
fetus in our mothers' wombs. Allah says in this regard: [ They (think to) deceive Allah

and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!] (Al-

Baqarah:9) Allah, Glory be to Him, also says: [ Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive

Allah, but it is He Who deceives them.] (An-Nisa: 142).




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       It may be said that sometimes a person does not perform prayers or fear Allah
and may even commit sins at the time of ordeal, but Allah grants him a way-out very
quickly. So, Why do we not follow in the steps of such persons?.. The answer is that
Allah All-Mighty grants such people an opportunity to repent, but if they do not, Allah
All-Mighty torments them severely. About those people, Allah All-Mighty says:


      [ So let not their wealth nor their children amaze you (O Muhammad ‫صلى اهلل‬
‫ ;) )عليه وسلن‬in reality Allah‘s Plan is to punish them with these things in the life of

this world, and that their souls shall depart (die) while they are disbelievers. ] (At-

Taubah: 55 ).


Allah also says:


     [ And let not the disbelievers think that Our postponing of their punishment is
good for them. We postpone the punishment only so that they may increase in

sinfulness. And for them is a disgracing torment. ] (Al-Imran :178).



    The Prophet (pbuh) also says: "If you see Allah grant a servant of this world,
despite of his disobediences, whatever he likes, it is but to bring him gradually". Then,
the Prophet recited Allah's words:


      [ So, when they forgot (the warning) with which they had been reminded, We
opened for them the gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst for their
enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them (in
punishment), and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and

sorrows.] (Al-An‘am: 44)


     (reported by Ahmad, Al Tabarany & Ibn Aby Addunya)




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        The much of money has nothing to be evidence with whether this money is blessed
or not. Wealth can bring unhappiness to its owner. Many time we hear about people
who own palaces and wealth but their life in misery, depression, illness and distress.

        My brethren, the point is that the ordeals Allah All-Mighty inflicts us with, are not
a sign that Allah is not pleased with us. On the contrary, it is a harbinger of goodness, if
we were patient and pious. For such ordeals shake us to test our faith and forgive our
sins.

        So, we have to rest assured if Allah tries us, out of His love for and Mercy on us.
We should never panic or have depression. For the only purpose of such calamities
however diverse they are is to increase our rewards in the Hereafter for our patience and
perseverance at the time of ordeal. Thus, our good-deed credit increases before Allah,
Who controls the Treasuries of earth and heaven. This credit of good deeds is the most
precious wealth that we should preserve and be keen on increasing it in the Hereafter
through patience, thanking Allah and craving His generous reward.

        O our Lord! With Your help, we are firm and steady. Out of Your strength, we are
patient, thanks to you! So, purge us with the ordeals and cleanse us of our sins like
white clothes are cleansed of black stains. O Lord! Made us amongst those who
persevere at the time of adversity and thank You at the time of prosperity! Make us of
those who seek Your Forgiveness when they err, and forgive us with Your Mercy, for
You are the Most Merciful.




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                                In the name of Allah,

                 The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

   Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the
    best of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                      Companions.


                                     ( Asceticism )

   How the world life equal inside Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself.

         Praised be Allah Who guided us to the righteous path. Our Lord!, let not our
hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us , and grant us mercy from You;
Truly, you are the Bestower. We testify that there is no god but Allah Who has no
partners and Muhammad is His slave and Messenger who was sent to the people to
admonish them. Peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, who brought the good tidings of
Heaven and warned people against Hellfire.


It is of relevance to begin this chapter with recounting the following story:


           [Harun Arrasheed] said once to [Ibn-Essammak] … "Preach me! " while
Arrasheed was have a cup of water in his hand, then Ibn-essammak said to him: You,
Commander of the Faithful!.. What you think if you were about to perish of thirst and
you were denied a sip of this water, would you give all your kingdom in return for that
sip?… Arrasheed answered: Yes!.. Then, Ibn-essammak added: " And what if you
could not urinate this water till you about to die, would you give all what you have own
in this world away to cure that urine of retention?… Arrasheed answered: Yes… At that
point Ibn-essmmak said: " A kingdom that is given away and equal not for a sip of
water or retention of urine is of no avail then…" On hearing this, Arrasheed burst into
tears.


         Thus we begin this chapter with an important question: How the world was
equaled with our beloved prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings be upon Him?…
That Dignified Prophet who said: (Allah offered to turn all the sand of Makkah into


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gold for me. However, I said, No Allah. I’d rather feel hungry one day and full on
the other so that when I am hungry I supplicate you and pray to you and when I
am full I thank you and commend your blessing).


           Allah offered to turn the mountains of Tohama into emerald, ruby, gold and
silver for Prophet Muhammad and to make him both a king and a Prophet. But the
dignified Prophet chose to be slave and Prophet… This is how Prophet Muhammad- the
best of creatures and the best of Adam‟s offspring saw this life. Had Muhammad asked
Allah to make the whole world, from east to west, his kingdom and to turn all the
mountains of earth into gold and make rivers flow everywhere under his command,
Allah - the Lord of the Worlds- would have never denied the best of His creatures any
of this.


           Many time did Muhammad who renounced all this power and kingdom in his
life, suffered from hunger and did not even find the cheapest kind of date to eat.



           This same Muhammad was once sleeping on a straw mat that made his sided
ache… So, the Companions of him: may Allah be pleased with them, said to him: ( O
Allah’s Messenger!… If you only let us bring you a soft mattress to sleep on!) .. The
Prophet said to them: (World life, it is mine not for me, this life is like a tree for a
traveler who came under its shade for a while and then left it) .. [Urwa] reported
that [Aisha] - the Mother of Believers-said to him: ( By Allah, nephew, we (the
Prophet’s family) used to see a crescent after a crescent (two months elapsed), and
no fire was to be set (to cook) in the Prophet’s houses… Urwa said: What did you
live off then, my aunt?.. Aisha said: " Dates and water".

           [ Ibn Abbas] - May Allah be pleased with him and his father-also reported
that the Prophet used to spend many consecutive nights having nothing to dine
with, and his family too).

           [Abu Huraira] - may Allah be pleased with him - also reported: (One day or
night the Prophet went out and found Abu Bakr and Umar Ibnul-Khattab… He
asked them why they went out of their homes at that time. They answered him:



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Out of hunger, Prophet of Allah… He said: (I swear by Allah Who controls my
soul-I went out of my home for the same reason)… In this regard, „Aisha also says:
(Until Muhammad (pbuh) died, his folks never had enough bread and oat for two
consecutive days).



       When Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, passed away;
he did not leave a single, Dinar or Dirham for his family. And neither did he leave a
camel or sheep for them. All he left them was his sword and mule… He gave even his
shield for a Jew as a pawn to buy some oat for his folk. Moreover, the Prophet used to
darn his clothes and repair his shoes himself.

       This is Muhammad (pbuh)‟s school to recognize the value of the world life and
it‟s triviality… That is what the Prophet‟s Folks and Companions, may Allah be pleased
with them educated… The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who said: (If this world life
were as important as a mosquito’s wing for Allah, He would not have granted the
disbelievers as little as a sip of water).


       The Prophet, Peace be upon him, realized the triviality of the enjoyment of this
world if compared with those of the Hereafter. That is why he said: ( The pleasures of
the world life in the hereafter would be (as trivial) as what is left on one’s finger
when one dips it into High open sea. Consider what is left on one’s finger!)…
Pleasures of this World, no matter how great they are, are like a few drops that wet
one‟s finger when dipped in high open sea. But the pleasures of the Hereafter are like
endless enjoyment.

           The Prophet, Peace and Blessings be upon him, realized the reality of this life.
Allah taught him this in the Glorious Qur‟an, for if Allah willed to guide one of his
creatures to the Right Path, he would pour faith in the Glorious Qur‟an into his heart.
The Qur‟an shows beyond doubt that this life is just a mirage and the Hereafter life
is   the     everlasting   reality.   If     a    wise   person   considers   this life   for
a moment, he would discover how short and transient it is. This is frequently reiterated
in the Glorious Qur‟an.

For instance, Allah All-Mighty says:


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       [ O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to
march forth in the Cause of Allah(i.e.Jihad) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you
pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the

enjoyment of the life of this world as compared to the Hereafter. ] (At-Taubah:38)


Allah also says:

       [ And put forward to them the example of the life of this world: it is like the
water (rain) which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth
mingles with it, and becomes fresh and green. But (later) it becomes dry and broken

pieces, which the winds scatter. And Allah is Able to do everything. ] (Al-Kahf:45)


Allah says further emphasis on this point by His words:

        [ Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord
(Allah), and Paradise the width whereof is as the width of the heaven and the earth,
prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers. That is the
Grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He is pleased with. And Allah is the
Owner of Great Bounty.* No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is
inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz) before We bring it into

existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah.(Al-Hadid:21:22)


        This is how the dignified Prophet viewed this life and how he based all his life
on this view. The Prophet‟s Companions were no exception in this regard. They
followed the Prophet‟s example and adopted his view of this life.


         It is of prime importance to shed some light on the asceticism and modesty of
Abu Bakr, the first Caliph after the death of the dignified Prophet, Peace and Blessings
be upon him. Abu Bakr used to spend the whole day checking the Muslims‟ affairs and
preparing the armies to fight the renegades and those refusing to pay [Zakat]… But one
day the [Al-Farouq] (Umar Ibnul-Khattab) heard that Abu Bakr did not take rest at
night. Instead, he used to leave his house and head for on of the poor districts in [Al-
Madeena Al-Minawara] every night and spend there about an hour or so and come back.


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Out of this concern for the safety of the Muslims‟ Caliph, Umar wanted to know where
Abu Bakr went every night and what exactly did he do there… So, one night he waited
near Abu Bakr‟s house. When Abu Bakr got out of the house, Umar tracked him until
Abu Bakr reached a remote area in [Al-Madeena Al-Minawara]. There was an old
woman lived on ruins room near a poor farm… She       was    a   lonely woman     and
she   had    no    body    to serve her or clean her place. Umar saw Abu
Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, sweeps the ground of her place, make her
bed, cook her food, fill her pot with water and put it near to her. Afterwards, Abu Bakr
greeted the woman and went back home. Seeing all this, Umar approached the old
woman and asked her: What about that man who serves you, do you know who he is?..
The woman said: By Allah, I don‟t know who he is!… For he never disclosed that to
me. He just comes every night, as you have just seen. He cleans the place, fixes me
some food and goes away… At that point the [Al-Farouq] left saying: By Allah, you
make it harder for your successor (to be as pious as you are, Abu Bakr!).


        Now we move to the second Caliph; Umar Ibnul-Khattab himself, the second
wises Caliph, may Allah be pleased with him. Look at Umar‟s humbleness though he
ruled the vast Muslim world which spread from easts to wests at that time. And all the
kings and emirs of the Muslim countries paid homage to him. One night, Umar- the
Caliph - roamed the quarters of [Al-Madeena Al-Minawara] to check upon his people.
Umar found a poor woman living in a hut in one of the [Al-Madeena ] stony areas. He
saw a woman putting a pot of water on fire and stirring it. Thuse, her hungry children
would think she was cooking something. That way, the children would be kept busy
until they fall asleep. At such sight, Umar took his domestic servant and headed for the
flour store in the Muslims‟ public treasury. There, he carried a sack of flour and some
fats on his back. Umar‟s boy tried to take the sacks from Umar to carry them himself,
but Umar refused… Then, Umar went back to the poor woman. He put the flour and
fats in that pot and puffed fire himself. During this, the cinders and flying smokes
covered Umar‟s face and his beard, but he continued stirring the mixture until it
was cooked. Then, Umar served the food out for the children to eat.


        Here is another incident that shows Umar‟s asceticism. One day - in Umar‟s
era- the Prophet‟s companions, may Allah be pleased with them, gathered. And they
said: " You [Muhajireen] (Immigrants) and [Ansar] (people of the [Al-Madeena] who


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believed the Prophet and supported him)! What do you think of that man‟s (Umar‟s)
asceticism and his clothes?.. We feel so ashamed when delegates come form foreign and
Arab countries and see him wearing a cloak with twelve patches on it. For he reigns
over a vast kingdom now after Allah has helped him to conquest both Persia and the
Roman empire and the both borders of east and west… Thus, the companions decided
to discuss the matter with „Umar, but they were afraid that he might get furious. So,
they asked Ali Ibn Abi Talib to discuss this matter with him. However, Ali did not
welcome the idea. Therefore, they asked Aisha and Hafsa, may Allah be pleased with
them, to talk to him and they accepted and went to Umar, and he was more honorable
with them. Then, Aisha said to him: "O Commander of the Faithful! May I speak to
you?"… His answer was: " You may speak, Mother of the Faithful" … Then, Aisha
said: " Allah‟s Messenger-Peace and Blessings be upon him-passed away. He preferred
Allah‟s pleasure and paradise to his life. So, he renounced the world life. And so did
Abu Bakr, May Allah be pleased with him, who followed in the Prophet‟s steps. But
under your reign, Allah helped Muslims to conquer Persia and the Roman Empire and
endowed us with their treasures. You now rule a vast kingdom spreading from east to
west. May Allah bless all this through our holding on to Islam.

        In the meantime, many foreign delegates and many representatives of the Arab
Emirs come to meet you . And you don this patched cloak when receiving them. If you
just change this cloak with a luxurious impressive one and make your servants fetch you
food to eat with your Companions, from the Immigrants and the Helpers?!……. At that
point, Umar burst crying, then he said: " By Allah, Mother of the Faithful! Do you know
that once the Prophet was offered food on a high table and he ordered that the dishes be
put on the floor and ordered the table to be brushed aside?".. Aisha said: " By Allah, that
is true"… Umar responded saying: " You both are the wives of the dignified Prophet,
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him, and Mothers of the Faithful. So, you are to
be held accountable for (guiding) the Muslims, including me. But look at yourselves!..
You both came here to arouse me to be immersed in the transient pleasures of this life. I
know, however, that the Prophet, peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him, used to
wear a woolen cloak and he might well have felt itchy his skin because it was so rough.
Do you know that? " Again, they gave him a positive answer… Hearing this, he
continued saying: " Aisha, do you know that the Dignified Prophet used to lie on one-
ply cloak? And in the Prophet‟s house there wasn‟t but one rug that you used as a carpet


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during the day and as a blanket at night for the prophet. And whenever we came to visit
him (pbuh) we saw the impact of the straw mat on his sides. " Then, Umar turned to
Hafsa and asked her: " Don‟t you know that Allah forgave the Prophet the past and
those the follow?… This is though he used to spend all his nights empty-stomached.
And all he cared about is to worship Allah. He kept as such supplicating Allah
day and night till he gave up the holy ghost enjoying Allah‟s Mercy and
 Pleasure.

       By Allah, Umar will never have luxurious food or wear soft clothes. I‟ll follow
the example of my Companions (Prophet Muhammad and Abu Bakr) and I‟ll never dip
my bread but in salt and oil. And I will never eat meat but once a month.


       Allah addresses people saying: [ O mankind! Be afraid of your Lord (by
keeping your duty to Him and avoiding all evil), and fear a Day when no father can
avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the Promise of
Allah is true: let not then this (worldly) present life deceive you, nor let the chief

deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah. ] (Luqman:33) for sure, Allah‟s Promise is

true. If we fully believe in this alongside with everything told us by Allah in the
Glorious Qur‟an and by Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) , this life will never be our
obsession and the Chief Deceiver or rather the power of evil within us will never
dominate. Woe for him who sacrifices the everlasting pleasures of the Hereafter for a
mere hour of transient fake pleasure in this world. Yes, for all the time spent in this
world is envisaged on judgement Day as short as one hour. Allah says:


        [ And on the Day when He shall gather (resurrect) them together, (it will be)
as if they had not stayed (in the life of this world and graves) but an hour of a day.
They will recognize each other. Ruined indeed will be those who denied the Meeting

with Allah and were not guided. ] (Yunys:45) .


        Glory be to Allah Almighty! This life is as short as an hour. In it we get to
introduce each other and then death do us part. By death begins the real life and we
meet again in the presence of Allah Almighty. On that lengthy Day"… every mother
giving suck shall forget her suckling babe, and every pregnant female will drop her load


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(unformed); thou shall see mankind as in a drunken riot, yet not drunk : but dreadful
will be the wrath of Allah. " At that day Allah will ask people: [ He (Allah) will say:
―What number of years did you stay on earth?‖ * They will say: ―We stayed a day or

part of a day. Ask of those who keep account.‖] (Al-Mu‘minun:112-113) Allah will

say to them: [ He (Allah) will say : ―you stayed not but a little, if you had only

known!] (Al-Mu‘minun:114)


        This raises the same question : Is this short hour of pleasure in this world life
worth our disobedience of Allah and falling in Hellfire, May Allah protect us from it?…
Is it reasonable to throw the Hereafter away in return for this present life?… Is it logical
to prefer one-hour pleasure in this world to an eternal and everlasting one in the
Hereafter?!.

        We can Look back at the years of our life that have already elapsed! Do we
experience the same felling as those expressed in the 90-year-old man was on deathbed.
He felt that all the days and months that he lived elapsed before he knew it and though
he lived for so long, he felt that he lived for a short period in this life. Then, he recalled
a simple accident he had as a child while playing with sticks with his peers. In that
accident, one of the sticks happened to hit head. He was wounded and his face was
covered with blood.

         With the elapse of time, the wound was healed. However, when the old man
lifted his hand to his bald head, he found the scar of that wound and felt as if all this
happened only the day before. And he wondered how come that ninety years elapsed as
if they were but a few short days. And he realized that all the pleasures he had in this
life were too transient to be felt. At that point he remembered one of the dignified
Prophet‟s Hadith that says: " On judgement Day, he who enjoyed the pleasures of
this life best is chosen out of those doomed to Hellfire and is dipped into Hellfire
once. Then, he is to be asked, You man, (do you think that) you have ever seen any
goodness in your life?.. Have you ever tasted any pleasure before ?.. The man
answers: I swear by Allah I haven’t… Then, the most miserable man of those to
enter Heavens is taken out and dipped in Heavens once. Then, he is to be asked,
Have you ever suffered any misery? Have you ever seen any calamities?.. He


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answers: I swear by Allah I haven’t. I have never faced any misery or calamities
".
         In this age, in which materialism eclipsed spirituality, those Muslims who seek
happiness and safety in the Hereafter should follow in the school of the holy Prophet,
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him. They should not be slaves for the pleasures
of this life. They should rather seek the richness of their souls. For those rich within
always enjoy peace of mind and tranquility. Moreover, they never ask for what they can
dispense with nor are they keen to accumulate money. The poor and needy are not those
short of money. The poor are those who have oodles of money, but                      run
after   the   glittering   crusts   and   pleasures   of   this life. The Prophet, Peace
be upon him, guided us to the path of content which pours satisfaction into our
hearts however meager it is that we have. The Prophet, Peace and Blessing be upon
him, says: " Richness lies not in abundance of wealth, money or possessions. It
rather lies in the contentment of souls "…The Prophet also says: " Look at those
beneath you and not at those above you (in rank) so as not to belittle Allah’s
blessings on you… " The Prophet‟s words: "Richness lies not in abundance of
wealth, money or possessions"… are most truthful in these days. For now a lot of
people own palaces and wealth and lead a very luxurious life. However, they lead a
miserable life and suffer from depression and frustration. Some of them even put an end
to their life and commit suicide, Allah forbid.


          Nowadays, people are jostling for the pleasures of the world life as butterflies
hover around fire just to get burnt. Many are those who collect money through legal and
illegal means. Yet this money adds to their misery both in this life and in the Hereafter.
Those are gasping in their pursuit of a mirage and fake glitter. Thus, they come back
empty-handed and all they get of this pursuit is psychological ailments and
dissatisfaction with everything in this life. And in the course of this pursuit, they just
forget all about the other life; the everlasting one. On seeing any of the pleasures of this
life or its attractions, the Prophet used to say: " By Allah, there is no living but in the
Hereafter". In this regard, Allah Almighty says:


         [ Nay, you prefer the life of this world, * Although the Hereafter is better and

more lasting.]( Al-Ala:16-17) .



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Allah also says:
         [ Allah increases the provision for whom He wills, and straitens (it for whom
He wills), and they rejoice in the life of the world whereas the life of this world as

compared with the Hereafter is but a brief passing enjoyment.] (Ar-Rad:26)


Allah also says:



          [And this life of the world is only an amusement and a play! Verily, the
home of the Hereafter ― that is the life indeed (i.e. the eternal life that will never

end), if they but knew] (Al-Ankabût 64)


          My beloved brethrens in Allah, is it high time to accept the admonition and
follow the example of Prophet Muhammed, Peace be upon him, and his
Companions?… Would we prefer the Hereafter to all the transient pleasures of this life?
If so, we would not be like those who sacrifice the precious in return for the cheap. The
Hereafter is the Home of eternity and ultimate happiness. It is the Abode of Peace in
which the believers get all their souls or eyes covet. In Paradise, there is no shortage or
calamities, let alone illness or injustice. In it there is no death or misery. Those who see
the truth of it all on judgement day Say: Ah! Would that I had sent forth (Good Deeds)
for (this) my (Future) life… So, think for a second! Did you work in this life as you
should to be prosperous in the Hereafter? Allah All-Mighty says:


          [ And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad                           ) that you

may obtain mercy.* And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from
your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-

Muttaqun ( the pious see V.2:2)](Al-Imran:132-133) .


         The buildings in Paradise are erected with golden and silver bricks. Its floor is
made of musk and its gravel is pearls and ruby and its dust is of saffron. Its rooms are
transparent and each believer has a tent of one hollow pearl, 60-mile long. In it the
believers enjoy all the sorts of fruit. And there is safety. The inhabitants of Heaven are


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safe; they are not vulnerable to death, senility, diseases or fear. Rivers of delicious wine
and pure honey flow in Heaven . There they are served by boys of everlasting youth.. If
you see them, you would think them as scattered pearls. As Allah says:


         [ And when you look there (in Paradise), you will see a delight (that cannot
be imagined), and a great dominion. * Their garments will be of fine green silk, and
gold embroidery. They will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will
give them a pure drink.* (And it will be said to them): ―Verily, this is a reward for

you, and your endeavour has been accepted‖. ] (Al-Insan : 20-22)


         Dear brethrens, who amongst us is keen on increasing his account in this life?..
Who is keen on increasing his cars, lands, premises and other pleasures of life?… Who
does this as if he were to live forever?…

         Even if a person lives in this world for thousands of years, in the Hereafter he‟d
feel that he did not live but a few hours, a day or even a part of a day. Are we as keen on
increasing our account in the other life, the eternal and perpetual one? For Allah All-
Mighty says:


        [ Whosoever desires (by his deeds) the reward of the Hereafter, We give him
increase in his reward, and whosoever desires the reward of this world (by his deeds),
We give him thereof (what is decreed for him), and he has no portion in the

Hereafter.] (Ash-Shura : 20)


       O, Allah! Make us amongst those who fear you, even when unseen, and make us
amongst those who fear Doomsday. Allah, don‟t make us of those who perpetuate
injustice or those deceived by the pleasures of this life. Praises be to Allah, the
Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. And Peace and Blessings be upon His Prophet,
who guided us to the Righteous path, the beloved Muhammad (pbuh) and upon his folks
and Companions.


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                               In the name of Allah,

                 The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best
      of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                      Companions.


                               ( Enjoining to Good )


                   What is Distinguishing Features of this nation.

               Praised be Allah Who honoured us and made us the best nation coming

out for all mankind.. When Allah described us as the best nation, that was obligate
description before to be honorable description as Allah All-Mighty said:


       [ You (true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet
Muhammad                    and his Sunnah) are the best of peoples ever raised up for

mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma‘ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has
ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has

forbidden), and you believe in Allah. ] (Al-Imran:110)


        This honour description, is due to our belief in the most honoured Prophet and
the best of all Allah's creatures and the one who has the best manners; Muhammad Ibn
Abdullah, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him .

        On Doomsday, this Prophet will come to defend his nation... He will fear that
one of his nation slips into Hellfire as a mother would fear for her child. After the
Prophet is singled out to be granted the right of intercession, he would defend and
intercede for his nation saying: "O Lord.. my nation … My nation "


        In concern to the obligate description that because we are a nation carrying out a
mission to enjoin to good, forbid what‟s wrong., believe in Allah., and strive for calling
to Allah, the true strife… We didn‟t do like the nations antecedent whose said to their


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prophets : "[So go you and your Lord and fight you two, we are sitting right here.]

(Al-Maidah:24) Allah described such nations saying :

      [ Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue
of Dawud (David) and Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they
disobeyed (Allah and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds. *
They used not to forbid one another from Al-Munkar (wrong, evil-doing, sins,
polytheism, disbelief) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do. ]

(Al-Maidah:78-79)

      This is an example of one of the nations cursed by Allah Almighty and Allah
shows us the reasons behind this curse that befell the Children of Israel... The reason of
this curse is that they never prohibited each other from doing wrong. Instead of
admonishing one another, they shared the sins of the sinners... Should we the nation of
Islam stand helpless against this plague till destroyed our morals and manners befall us,
and keep silent?… No, that will never be… We will never be cursed like the Israelis
because, as Allah described us, we are the best of peoples raised up for mankind. We
also followed Allah's Prophet and the best of all creatures, Muhammad- Peace be upon
him. When Allah revealed the Holy Qur'an, we said: "We listened and we obeyed.",
unlike the Children of Israel who said after the revelation of Torah and the Bible: "We
listened and we disobeyed." As Allah explained to us in His Holy Book, if Allah wants
to destroy a people, He makes the richest of them to be sinners. Then, Allah destroys
them. But Allah also mentioned the reward of those who abandon sins. He All-Mighty
says: [ And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwa (piety),
certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth. ]

(Al-Araf :96)

Allah also says :


      [ If only there had been among the generations before you persons having
wisdom, prohibiting (others) from Al-Fasad (disbelief, polytheism, and all kinds of
crimes and sins) in the earth, (but there were none) - except a few of those whom We


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saved from among them! Those who did wrong pursued the enjoyment of good things
of (this worldly) life, and were Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers in Allah,
Polytheists,   sinners). * And     your    Lord   would   never   destroy   the   towns

wrongfully, while their people were right-doers.] (Hud:116-117).


          This is Allah's rule amongst His creatures. Whoever spares no effort in
propagating Allah's religion, affecting reform, enjoining what is right and prohibiting
what is wrong is safe from Allah's Wrath or destruction. Add to this that Allah opens to
them the treasures of His Blessings both in earth and heaven. On the other hand, if
people see others sin and say, "Who cares?" and if people consider that other people's
sins are none of their business, if we are to see wrongs done and seal our mouths as if
we saw nothing, this is the indicator of Allah's imminent wrath and the nation's
forthcoming the nation‟s destruction. As Allah says: "[ And never would We destroy
the towns unless the people thereof are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers,

disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, oppressors and tyrants) ] (Al-Qasas:59).



         It is not for us to decide when or when not to enjoin what is right and forbid
what is wrong . It is an obligation by Allah All-Mighty that each and every Muslim,
whether male or female, must abide by all the time as much as he or she can. Whoever
neglects that obligation or disobeys it is disobedient for Allah All-Mighty and His
honoured Prophet, Peace and Blessings be upon him. There are many verses stating that
enjoining what's right and forbidding what is wrong is an obligation for each Muslim,
whatever his or her rank as a believing is. One of these verses reads as follows: [Let
there arise out of you a group of         people inviting to all that is good (Islam),
enjoining Al-Maruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do)
and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has

forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.] (Al-Imran:104). Allah also says:


       [ The believers, men and women, are Auliya (helpers, supporters, friends,
protectors) of one another; they enjoin (on the people) Al-Maruf (i.e. Islamic
Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-


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Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden);
they perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His
Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.]

(At-Taubah :71) .

       The Prophet's [Hadiths] (Traditions) in the corrections warn us everyone of the
Muslims nation against assuming a passive attitude on witnessing others committing
sins. In one of these traditions the Prophet says: "By (Allah) Who controls my soul,
you must enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. You should punish those
who sin and deviate from the right path, or else Allah's Wrath                would be
imminent. Then, the best (in faith) amongst you would pray Allah (to lift His
Wrath) but Allah would not accept their prayers." … The Prophet also says: "You
must enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, or else Allah would make the
evil amongst you prevail. Then, the best (in faith) amongst you would pray Allah,
but to no response " .

       The worst are those who discourage those enjoining right and forbidding wrong.
For instance, sometimes in the mall young men harass girls or say indecent words to
them. Naturally, if a good believer saw this, he would preach those young men and
advise them to stop it. He would do this out of good faith. But then he would find
people retort ordering him to mind his own business and not to interfere in others'
affairs. They may even says: "If you follow (right) guidance, no hurt can come to you
from those who stray."

      Such way, people interpret the Holy verses to serve their own interests. Thus,
they misinterpret Allah's words and argue in religious issues, though their arguments are
not based on Holy Books or Divine Guidance or even knowledge… ( It is reported that
Abi Bakr said in one of his speeches: "You people, you read the following verse and
misinterpret it:


      [ O you who believe! Take care of your ownselves. If you follow the (right)
guidance [and enjoin what is right (Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders
one to do) and forbid what is wrong (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has


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forbidden)] no hurt can come to you from those who are in error. The return of you

all is to Allah, then He will inform you about (all) that which you used to do. ] (Al-

Ma‘idah : 105).


       I heard the prophet (pbuh) says: (stand last people commit sins and there
amongst them who able to deny and do not but Allah punishment would be
imminent them).


So, a whole nations may be doomed because of those sinners in it. For Allah says:


      [ And when We decide to destroy a town (population), We (first) send a definite
order (to obey Allah and be righteous) to those among them [or We (first) increase in
number those of its population] who lead a life of luxury. Then, they transgress
therein, and thus the word (of torment) is justified against it (them). Then We destroy

it with complete destruction.] (Al-Isra :16)


       Allah forbid that we become like those people described in the previous verse...
The remains of many peoples who were destroyed by Allah's wrath are there around us
and are mentioned in Allah's Book. In the Holy Qur'an, we read about the nations that
invoked Allah's Punishment and curse. Thus, Allah tortured them and they left behind
their plants, dry wells and luxurious mansions. The remains of the people of [Thamud,]
[Aad] and [Salih] cities are there for everyone to see what Allah did to the people who
did not enjoin what is right or forbid what is wrong. They transgressed and Allah
plagued them with fear and famine. At first, Allah showed them signs of His Wrath so
that they may return to the right path. However, they persisted in their sins, so Allah
destroyed them. Isn't it high time for us to heed these lessons before it is too late, Allah
forbid?.


       Nowadays some of us, it is common to discourage those who enjoin the right
and forbid the wrong.




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        It goes without saying that this is impermissible in Islam because the Muslims
are honoured and singled out from amongst other nations by Allah to admonish people
and object to what is wrong. This obligation of admonition begins from admonishing
our small families and extends to the whole earth. Muslims should call upon all people
to hold on to the ethics and principles of the Holy Qur'an and the True religion of Islam.
For we are ordered by Allah to cooperate in goodness and piety and not to collaborate in
sins and aggression.



        Those overlooking sins and turning deaf ears to iniquities are not the
characteristics of the real nation of Islam. The Muslims sole objective in this world is
not the satellite channels and cables. The Muslims life is not that of amusement, songs
and magazines. Muslim never prefers this life to the Hereafter. All this has nothing to
do with Islam. This is what the Prophet predicted to be the state of weak Muslims when
he (pbuh) said: ( It is about to happen the nations are to gather come from
everywhere against You (Muslims) like the eaters who gather around their dish of
food.. Then, the Prophet was asked: "Would we (Muslims) be little then, Allah's
Messenger?"… The Prophet said: "No, but you will be (as useless) as flood foam.
Weakness will fill your hearts and fear will be taken out of your enemies' hearts,
because you will love this worldly life and hate death).

       To analysis this [Hadith]… the Prophet (pbuh) warns his nation, the Muslims
people that some day they will be as described in this Hadith (as we are now). The
Prophet (pbuh) said: "what if nations such as the Jews, Christians or Magi surround
you as eaters surround a plate full of food?… What if the Muslim nation becomes like a
plate full of food in front of many hungry people who race to eat it up?… The
Companions, May Allah be pleased with them thought that this will be due to the small
number of Muslims at that time, but the Prophet made it clear that though large in
number (a billion) at that time, the Muslims then will be good-for-nothing like the foam
of torrents... He added that this deterioration will be the result of the weakness of their
hearts… Then, they asked about this weakness and the Prophet explained saying it is;
their love for this worldly life and hate for death.

         By Allah Who controls my soul, as you used to swear O prophet Muhammad
you the lover of Allah, we are now living that time you described in your [Hadith].. You


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are truthful and you never say of your own desire. For today the tyrannous disbelievers
conspire against us.. The Jews defy us though we outnumber them… Moreover, pulled
out our awe from their hearts. So, they occupied our lands and transgressed our sacred
places. They also have the courage to challenge us and threaten us and we do not lift an
arm to defend ourselves. Do you know why?… Because we became weak in our
believes... We did not abide by our religion, instead we became wholeheartedly busy
with this life. The Muslim communities teem with sins to the extent that some people
now cannot differentiate between the permissible and the impermissible. We do not
observe the prayers. We followed our inclinations blindly and we accepted usury in
disobedience to Allah and His Messenger. We do not pay [Zakat] and violate the sacred
limits set by Allah at home, on the streets, on TV and everywhere.

       Ironically, we called all this liberation " freedom" and progress while it is in itself
slavery for the Devil, deterioration of ethics, abandoning the lofty Islamic principles and
harking back to the abyss of disbelief which leads to woe and sorrow in the end.

      Of the most serious ailments befalling the nation is loving world life, comfort and
relaxation. Going to places of entertainment that serve impermissible activities and
running after the luxuries of this life are some of the plagues that befell us nowadays...
What's more dangerous is that we abandoned enjoining what is right and forbidding
what is wrong and we even fight and punish those few- the inheritors of Prophets- who
try to admonish their Muslim brethrens... This will consequently lead the following
generations to humility and weakness. The Muslim men will also lose their dignity and
gallantry. And what a pity! Whoever tries to wake up out of this slumber and beckons at
us to return to Allah and the Prophet and abide by the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's
Traditions in an attempt to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong to guide us to
success and dignity in this world and in the Hereafter, we just humiliate him and ask
him to mind his own business. What good are we to find after doing all this?… We have
forgotten or try to forget that enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong is an
obligatory deed. Allah ordained it to honour us the Muslims. This deed is what makes
us the best nation raised for mankind and qualify it to bear witness to other nations on
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      Dear brethren, here is an honest and loving invitation from me to
you as my brothers or my sister in Islam,. Please shoulder the responsibility
Allah All-Mighty, out of love and mercy, assigned to you. Do this to effect the
desired reform in our Muslim communities and be proud of ourselves amongst the other
nations. This is to be achieved through enjoining what is right and forbidding what is
wrong as much as we can. Thus, we obey our honoured Prophet who says: "He of you
(the Muslims) who sees an iniquity.. He should change it with his hand. If not
possible, with his tongue. If not possible, inside his heart and this is the least in
faith".


          Be always attentive to the fact that the propagators of Allah are the inheritors of
the Prophets. For, the sole reason for sending Prophets to people is to call them towards
Allah. So, each one of us should have a positive part in the process of propagating to
Allah. He All-Mighty says : [ Invite (mankind, O Muhammad                            ) to the

Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the
Qur‘an) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your
Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of

those who are guided.] (An-Nahl :125)


Allah All-Mighty also says :


           [ Verily, those who say: ―Our Lord is Allah (Alone),‖ and then they stand
firm, on them the angels will descend (at the time of their death) (saying): ―Fear not,
nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Paradise which you have been promised! *
We have been your friends in the life of this world and are (so) in the Hereafter.
Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have
(all) for which you ask. * ―An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most
Merciful‖. * And who is better in speech than he who [says: ―My Lord is Allah
(believes in His Oneness),‖ and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and ] invites
(men) to Allah‘s (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: ―I am
one of the Muslims.‖ * The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the
evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah orders the faithful believers to be patient at


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the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly) then verily he, between
whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend. * But
none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient- and none is
granted it except the owner of the great portion (of happiness in the Hereafter i.e.
Paradise and of a high moral character) in this world. * And if an evil whisper from
Shaitan (Satan) tries to turn you away ( O Muhammad                         ) (from doing

good), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.]

(Fussilat : 30-36)

That way we become of those described in the Holy Qur'an :


        [ Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they)
enjoin Iqamat-as-Salat [i.e. to perform the five compulsory congregational Salat
(prayers) (the males in mosques) ], to pay the Zakat and they enjoin Al-Maruf (i.e.
Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid Al- Munkar (i.e.
disbelief, polytheism and all that Islam has forbidden) [ i.e. they make the Qur‘an as
the law of their country in all the spheres of life]. And with Allah rests the end of (all)

matters (of creatures)] (Al-Hajj : 41 ).


         Peace and prayers be upon the best human who has ever trodden this earth,
Muhammad, the dearest man to our hearts, and upon his folks and Companions and we
pray for Allah, the All-Mighty saying: "O! our Lord, we have been unjust to ourselves
and if You do not forgive us, surely we will be among the losers. O! our Lord, grant us
Your forgiveness and mercy and bless the rest of our lives in this worldly life to spent
all that we have of time and money on strive calling for Your cause. O! Allah forgive
our sins and accept our good deeds and have mercy on us as You are the Most
Compassionate and Most Merciful. Praises be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of
the Worlds. And Peace and Blessings be upon His Prophet, who guided us to the
Righteous path, the beloved Muhammad and upon his folks and Companions.



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WHAT IS MAGIC?




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                               In the name of Allah,

                The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best
    of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                     Companions.




                               (What is Magic?)
Allah All-Mighty says in His Holy Book :


         [ They followed what the Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in
the lifetime of Sulaiman (Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin
(devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon
to the two angels, Harut and Marut, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone
(such things) till they had said, ―We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning
this magic from us).‖ And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause
separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by
Allah‘s Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And
indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter.
And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. ]

(Al-Baqarah :102).

         This is "Solomon" the son of David. Allah granted his Prophet Solomon an
unprecedented kingdom which is not granted to anyone after him. Moreover, Allah
distinguished Solomon with some extraordinary abilities. Allah subdued the wind to be
under Solomon's control. He could direct the wind to carry rain wherever he wanted…
Allah also taught Prophet Solomon the language of birds… The Jinn also were under
Solomon's control. He recruited the jinn, with Allah's permission, to get him the
treasures of the seas and work anything for him. As Allah All-Mighty says: "[ So, We
subjected to him the wind; it blew gently by his order whithersoever he willed, * And
also the Shayatin (devils) from the jinn (including) every kind of builder and diver, *



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And also others bound in fetters.]."(Sad: 36-38) Whoever disobeyed Prophet

Solomon, of the jinn, Allah punished him with Hellfire, as Allah All-Mighty says: [
And whosoever of them turned aside from Our Command, We shall cause him to taste

of the torment of the blazing Fire. ]"( Saba : 12) All these extraordinary capabilities

enjoyed by Prophet Solomon, Peace be upon him, were granted him were true
capabilities (Magic not) by Allah Who whenever He wills anything, says 'Be' and it
exists… The abilities of Solomon have nothing to do with magic, sorcery or
superstitions. Solomon, Peace be upon him, was never a sorcerer and never practiced
any magic- Allah forbid. He never wrote talismans or invoked the jinn as the sorcerers
of the disbelievers used to do. All what he had was granted him by Allah All-Mighty...
Solomon used to order the jinn giants and they used to obey him, as Allah subjected
them to serve him... That is why Allah says: ( Solomon did not disbelieve, but the
―Devil‖ disbelieved…) Some explanation books interpreted this verse as follows: the
devils and the disbelievers of Jinn whom Allah subjected to serve Prophet Solomon
were so furious because Solomon used to assign to them many difficult tasks on land
and seas… However, they did not dare disobey him for fear of his severe torment and
punishment. They remained as such for so long. Thus, when Prophet Solomon died, the
jinn devils put some sorcery books and talismans under his marble chair… Then, they
summoned people from everywhere and said to them: "Did you thought that Solomon is
a Prophet and that he came up with miracles as Allah's Prophets do?… But you were
wrong, for he was not but a sorcerer who managed to subject us to his service only
through magic… This can be evidenced by the books of sorcery under his chair that he
used to use. If you do not believe us come to the room where his throne lies and you
will see it your self…" That is why Allah All-Mighty says: [ They followed what the
Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman
(Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved,
teaching men magic… ]


          All this leads us to the definition of sorcery. Magic is an illusion. Lie the
magician who claim that he can, through magic, dig out the treasures that buried
underneath the earth. Lie the sorcerer who claim that his magic turns blank papers into



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real money... Add to them those who allege that they can draw money from banks and
give it your hand...
          He whoever believes the allegations and claims of those sorcerers is a sheer
disbeliever, because he believes on those people, and not Allah, can benefit or harm
people. That is why the angels Allah sent to Babylon said, [but neither of these two
(angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ―We are only for trial, so
disbelieve not…] So, sorcery is true as mentioned in the Holy Qur'an…………


         The question now is how to say that sorcery is an illusion and a truth at the
same time. Sorcery is a reality mentioned many times in the Holy Qur‟an. Sorcery is a
practice known amongst both mankind and Jinn. So, the practice exists and it is a
reality. Yet, the illusion is the effect of sorcery. The story of Prophet Moses with the
Pharaoh's sorcerers can well explain this. While Moses and his family were heading
back for Egypt , Allah All-Mighty talked to him on the Mount of Sinai. Allah said to
Moses: [And what is that in your right hand, O Musa (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 Musa (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 ] (Ta-Ha: 17-21)


        Whenever Allah, Glory be to Him, wills something, He just says: "Be" and it
happens. So Allah's deeds are far from any sorcery, Allah forbid. Thus, when Allah
turned Moses' rod into a snake, it became a real moving snake and not a illusion one...
On the other hand, when the Pharaoh‟s sorcerers threw their ropes and rods, they
made people-including Prophet Moses- think that they are snakes and see them as such.
( This means that the sorcerers saw the ropes and rods on the ground unchanged and
moving not from their places.. But the other people including prophet Moses when they
looked to this magic show their eyes by illusion imagined that is the ropes and rods
changed to snakes)… This is how magic works. Allah describes Moses' feelings on
seeing the sorcerers' impressive show as follows: [ So Musa (Moses) conceived fear in

himself ]."(Ta-Ha:67)… However, when Moses threw his rod, the sorcerers saw it

turn into a huge awesome snake. If Moses' snake was the result of sorcery, the sorcerers



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would see the reality of it. They would see it as a rod. But they were even more
surprised to see that Moses' snake swallow up all the ropes and rods they threw. At that
moment, they came to the conclusion that they are witnessing one of Allah's Signs.
They were deeply touched and words could not express their feelings. Thus, they
prostrated to Allah and, fearless of Pharaoh and his aides, they said loudly, "[ Saying :
―We believe in the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists).* The Lord

of Musa (Moses ) and Harun (Aaron).‖] (Ash-Shuara:47-48) Allah describes this

moment in detail in His Holy Book saying: "[ They said: ―O Musa (Moses)! Either
you throw first or we be the first to throew?‖ * (Musa (Moses) ) said: ―Nay, throw
you (first)!‖ Then behold! Their ropes and their sticks, by their magic, appeared to

him as though they moved fast.](Ta-Ha:65-66) Notice the phrase 'it seemed to him,

i.e. it is just imagination that allures the eyes: [ So Musa (Moses ) conceived fear in
himself.* We (Allah) said: ―Fear not! Surely, you will have the upper hand. * ― And
throw that which is in your right hand! It will swallow up that which they have made.
That which they have made is only a magician‘s trick, and the magician will never be

successful, to whatever amount (of skill) he may attain‖. ](Ta-Ha: 67-69)


         That is all the deeds of the disbelieving magicians are sheer illusion and
imagination... On the other hand, the miracles Allah All-Mighty granted to His
Prophets, Peace and Blessings be upon them, are realistic... These miracles happen
through one of two means. First, it happens by force of a direct order from Allah All-
Mighty, when He decrees a thing, He only says to it: “Be” and it is so… This is exactly
what happened in the case of Prophet Abraham, Peace be upon him, when the fire
became cool as Allah ordered it by saying “Be” and it is so... Allah says: [ We (Allah)

said: ―O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibrahim (Abraham)! ] (Al-Anbiya: 69)

Second, Allah subjects the Jinn for His Prophets to affect these miracles. This is what
happened in the case of Prophet Solomon when: [ He said: ―O chiefs! Which of you
can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering themselves in
obedience?* A Ifrit (strong one) from the jinn said: ―I will bring it to you before you
rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for



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such work‖. ](An-Naml: 38-39)            So, Moses' miracle was a true one, as we

aforementioned… Add to these true miracles those of Jesus, Peace be upon him. Jeasus
could bring the dead back to life and cure the blind by Allah's will.

          All these miracles are happening by Allah's Knowledge; they had nothing to
do with magic or sorcery… Even sorcerers who seek the Jinn's help to foretell the
unknown, like how long someone will live, are surely liars.

          Before the Revelation of Qur'an, the Jinn used to ascend to the sky (this world
sky) and assume certain positions there. There, they could eavesdrop what is going on
in the upper heavens… That way, they could hear about the future. Then, they used to
go to the divines to tell them about what they had heard in the sky and they added to
what they had actually heard. 'Aisha, the Mother of the Believers, reported that one
day the Prophet was asked about the divines. The Prophet answered, "They are
nothing " Then, the people said, "O Allah's Messenger! But sometimes what they
foretell proves to be true!!".. The Prophet said, "This is a piece of true news told
by the Jinn to his masters, but with it, they mix a hundred false items of news."…
That is why it is said, "Liars are the foretellers even if their predictions are true."…
When the Revelation of the Qur'an began, Allah prevented the Jinn from assuming their
positions in the sky and eavesdropping, This is to protect the Holy Qur'an from their
lies. For, they may listen to the Qur'an before it is revealed to the Prophet. Then, they
would tell it to the divines and add to it whatever they like. So, any Jinn that tries to
ascend to the sky to eavesdrop is hurled with a burning comet. In the Holy Qur'an Allah
All-Mighty tells us what the Jinn said in this regard:


          [ And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the
males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and
transgression. * And they thought as you thought, that Allah will not send any
Messenger (to mankind or jinn). * And we have sought to reach the heaven; but
found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires. * And verily, we used to sit there in
stations, to (steal) a hearing, but any who listens now will find a flaming fire
watching him in ambush. * And we know not whether evil is intended for those on

earth, or whether their Lord intends for them a Right Path. ] (Al-Jinn:6-10).



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             What is more important is that the Jinn do not know the unseen. If the Jinn
knew the unseen, they would not stay in their humiliating suffering …This is another
story. Allah All-Mighty recounts it to show the falsity of the Jinn's alleges.. that they
know the Unknown… As aforementioned, the Jinn were subjected to serve Prophet
Solomon. He used to use them in many hard tasks such as cutting the rocks, building,
transferring blocks of rock from mountains to other places, planting, diving into the
seas‟s depths and many other tasks... They were dictated by Allah to serve the Prophet
Solomon as long as he lived... When Prophet Solomon died, he was leaning on his
crutch in front of his great edifice… Solomon remained as such for a whole year. For,
the body of Prophet Solomon, like that of any Prophet, was not to decompose… During
this year, the Jinn never stopped labouring. For whenever they saw him leaning on his
crutch, they thought that he was still alive and that he was watching them. The Jinn did
not know that Prophet Solomon was dead until the earthworm gnawed his crutch and he
fell to the ground. So, if the Jinn really know the Unknown, they would stop working
the moment Prophet Solomon died. Thus, Allah laughs at their claims that they know
the Unseen, in the Qur'an. Allah All-Mighty says:


             [ Then when We decreed death for him [Sulaiman (Solomon)], nothing
informed them (jinn) of his death except a little worm of the earth which kept
(slowly) gnawing away at his stick. So when he fell down, the jinn saw clearly that if
they had known the Unseen, they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment. ]

(Saba‘:14)

             Again, we say, magic is nothing but illusion and imaginative activity. We
would like to explain the other side of magic effects that is based on the delusion,
inspiration and imagination. But in any case it cannot harm or benefit anyone but with
Allah's Will . Allah All-Mighty says: [ And from these (angels) people learn that by
which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm
anyone except by Allah‘s Leave] How can magic separate a man from his wife and
sows discord between them?… As aforementioned, magic is but insinuation and
illusion, And no absolutely material effects for magic on the persons or things as we
said what happened with Pharaoh's magicians deceived the eyes of the people into
seeing their ropes and rods as moving snakes. This is exactly how magic spoils a man's


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marriage. Magic effects makes the husband sees his beautiful wife an ugly one.
Moreover, his cleanliness is turned in his eyes into dirt and her scent will stink for him.
Thus, a man hates his wife and divorces her. The case can be the other way round.
Magic can beautify an ugly old woman in a young man's eye and make him fall in love
with and marry her. This man does not discover the real disaster he faces until the spell
of magic wanes.


        One of the effects of magic is mania. The Prophet (pbuh) says in this regard:
"the Devil runs in the body of human like blood running."… Thus, if a magician
orders a devil to turn a person into a mad one, the devil would infiltrate into this man's
blood and run to his brain. There, he controls man's behaviour and actions. Only then,
man behaves in a weird way and utters nonsense. In science, this is called the negative
insinuated effect. Allah says: [ Those who eat Riba (usury) will not stand (on the Day
of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan)

leading him to insanity. ] (Al-Baqarah:275)



        By all means, those who resort to magicians, divines or fortune tellers are
disbelievers and have nothing to do with Islam… That is because he believe that the
magician can harm or benefit people, while these are capabilities limited to Allah. Over
and above, he who learns magic or sorcery is equally a disbeliever, for Allah All-
Mighty says: [But neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they
had said, ―We are only for trial, so disbelieve not …] Disbelieve not… Disbelieve
not… Disbelieve not… !… This is a word to be heeded by all the magicians and fortune
tellers and those who frequent them. Allah, Glory be to Him, says: [ That which they
have made is only a magician‘s trick, and the magician will never be successful, to

whatever amount (of skill) he may attain‖.] (Ta-Ha:69) And the Prophet (pbuh) who

seeks the benefit and prosperity for his nation also says: "He is not one of us whoever
believes in omens or releases an omen, he who is a divine or frequents them, he
who administers magic or believes in it." In another Hadith, the Prophet (pbuh) says:




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"He whoever goes to a divine and asks him anything is denied repentance for 40
nights. And if he believes in the divines’s words, he is a disbeliever." Another Hadith
states that: "He whoever goes (to a magician) without believing in him, his prayers
are not accepted (by Allah) for forty nights".


           Before concluding this letter, now the ailment is known. So, what about the
treatment?… He who suffers from a spell of magic or wants to be protected from it
should not go to the magicians. Spells and amulets are not the solution. For he who
believes in this is a disbeliever. Thus, man may lose his religion – Allah forbid. The
solution as Allah All-Mighty and His Prophet (pbuh) told us is stated in the following
verse:


           [ Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious -see V.2:2), when an evil
thought comes to them from Shaitan (Satan), they remember (Allah), and (indeed)

they then see (aright).] (Al-Araf : 201)


          Thus, the first treatment conditions lies in our faith in Allah. Muslims have to
abide by the Qur'an and the Prophet's Tradition. We should cleanse our souls from sins.
That way, we shun the Devil. If a Muslim observes Allah's ordinances and reads the
Holy Quran regularly, he would never be affected by magic, envy or any of the Devil's
actions. We should read the Verse of the (Al-Kursi) mornings and evenings and after
each prayer. The Chapters of "The Purity of Faith", [Surat Al-Ikhlas] "The Daybreak"
[Surat Al-Falaq] and "Mankind" [ Surat An-nas] should be read thrice a day as the
Prophet told us to protect us against evil.

          Muslims should refer to the various books dealing with these ways of
protection and follow them and Allah All-Mighty is the Healer Who protects us from all
evils.
           Praised be Allah in Whom we seek help and Peace be upon His Prophet,
Muhammad, and on his Folks and Companions.




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         Smoking
( Is it lawful or unlawful) ?




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                                 In the name of Allah,

                 The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best
      of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                       Companions.


                       Smoking ( Is it lawful or unlawful) ?



        If a company that produces packets of (biscuits) writes on each packet a
sentence that reads: ( Beware, eating this biscuit causes infection with cold).. would
you eat such biscuit and take the risk of being inflicted with acute cold that would make
you suffer for a number of days? .. Absolutely your answer would be (No) .. Of course
people, due to such a warning, would neither buy nor eat such kind of biscuit.

       How about a company that produces cigarettes and the owner of the company is
obligated to write on each packet (smoking is a main cause of cancer diseases,
arteriosclerosis and cirrhosis).. that is such cigarettes are lethal poison that circulates in
the body and then after a period of time leads to sudden death.. Despite all this we find
that the smokers overcrowd to buy and smoke cigarettes like butterflies flocking to fire..
This is but an evident proof that such people are will-less and overwhelmed by Satan
and his aids.. It is also an evidence that smoking is absolutely a Satanic atc.

       Brother, are you really will-less? .. Are you under the control of Satan?!.. You
read the warning on the packet of cigarettes that clearly and frankly warns you about the
tangibly and scientifically realistic results says: that this cigarette will gradually lead
to your death and the bad end of life? Yet, in spite of all this, we see you still smoke!
This is really a sign that you are out of your senses and determination because of the
influence of a stoned Satan who wishes your destruction in this worldly life and your
torture in the hereafter.. This is the job of the cursed Satan who was created by Allah,
All-mighty and he was predestinated to play this role since he was behind the dismissal
of our parents (Adam and eve ) from Paradise.. When Satan asked our Lord, Glory be to
Him, to respite him to the Day of Judgement in order to bring the descendants of Adam
under his sway and thus he will picks them from before them and behind them and that


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Allah will not find in most of them gratitude for his mercies. Allah, Glory be to Him,
says in the Holy Qur‟an :


        [Iblis (Satan)] said: ―See this one whom you have honoured above me, if You
give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and

mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!‖. (Al-Isra - 62).


Allah, Glory be to Him, also says: (Iblis) said : ―Because you have sent me astray,
surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. – Then I
will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their
left, and You will not find most of them as thankful ones (i.e. they will not be dutiful

to You).‖ ( Al-A‘raf 16-17)


         We thank Allah for His blessings and good provision and for the fact that He
made good provision lawful to us and made all what is bad and evil-that harm us
because they are made to seem sweet at the hands of devils whether jinn or humans
unlawful to us. This chapter talks about an obnoxious disease that inflicted a great
number of this nation and flowed in their blood..

          It is the nation of Muhammad, peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, whose
are the best of nation coming up of the people to the path of Allah.. It is a disease that
spread and circulated in their veins so that most of those inflicted with such an
abominable disease could not feel its danger as regards their religion and life.. They
think that it is lawful and they say that is just dislike, matter, but in fact it is definitely
unlawful in accordance with the texts of the Holy Qur‟an.

        We are talking here about the disease of smoking, and whether it is allowed or
forbidden. When we advise one of the powerless smokers, who have been deceived by
Satan‟s tricks, and ask him to give up smoking as it forbidden and represents an act of
disobedience to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Then, you are likely to hear him replying:
“Go away, guy . Mind your own business. Stop this nonsensical talk and don‟t label
things as unlawful with not proof.. Besides, if smoking is unlawful, give me one
evidence from the Qur‟an, and explicit verse to this effect., Thus, he asks you to cite an


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evident verse from the Qur‟an like the one that prohibits drinking, something that reads
like this for example: O ye who believe! Smoking cigarettes, tobacco and hookah is an
abomination of Satan‟s handiwork. Eschew such (abomination)”. To Allah ascribed all
perfection and majesty! How inadequately we grasp the meanings of the verses that
Allah revealed in His Glorious Qur‟an to illustrate what is permissible, forbid what is
unlawful and clarify in detail all kinds of delicacies that we can enjoy and all kinds of
impurities that we have to evade. This shows how Allah, out of His mercy and grace,
wants us to live well. We can simply tell our smoking brother who argues in the fact
that smoking is forbidden, claiming that it is only disliked the following: the fact that
smoking is forbidden is differently and indirectly expressed in the Qur‟an in a manner
that is facile for the human mind to grasp. We can also say to him that Allah, to whom
is ascribed all perfection and majesty, wonders how many of His creatures do not
comprehend it self-evident, explicit verses which are clear enough when they see them,
read them or hear somebody else reciting them. This accounts for the fact that Allah,
glory to Him, ends more than twenty verses in His Glorious Qur‟an with the
expressions: -have you then no sense? - So that you may understand? - and - if you
understand”. When He says in His Glorious Book the following verse: ― Those who
follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad
‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬Whom they find written with them in the Taurat (Torah) (Deut,
xviii 15) and the Injeel (Gospel) John xiv, 16), - he commands them for Al-Ma‘ruf
(i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained); and forbids them from Al-
Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds , and all that Islam has forbidden); he
allows them as lawful At-Tayyibat (i.e. all good and lawful as regards things, deeds,
beliefs, persons, foods), and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khaba‘ith (i.e. all evil and

unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods). (Al-A‘raf –157). Then

this means that all purities are permissible and all kinds of impurities are banned by
virture of the holy Qur‟an‟s rule. The argument then comes to a closure after citing this
evident proof from the Glorious Book of Allah. What other evidence, brother, do you
need?.. Unless you want to make a sick disputation and say that smoking, tobacco and
hookah are delicacies, rather than evils. While Allah, blessed be He, says: (Say O
Muhammad ‫ ― : ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬Not equal are Al-Khabith (all that is evil and bad as
regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods) and Al-Tayyib (all that is good as


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regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods), even though the abundance of Al-
Khabith may please you. ― So fear Allah, O men of understanding in order that you

may be successful. (Al-M a‘idah 100). Truly! Fear Allah, you who have minds so that

you may understand.


        Is there any sane person who doesn't know the graces of Allah: the good food
He offered us such as fruits, cattle meat, birds, fish, vegetables and so forth? We all
know that such things are useful for the body and the brain alike, and render them
healthier and fresher, so how can anyone come to say the smoking is one of them?.. It
has been proved to be extremely detrimental to the body and the brain alike. It also
causes the malignant diseases that often end with sudden death because of angina, or
heart attacks, which does not allow a man even the chance of pronouncing his testimony
of faith of Allah is one before dying.


         So., the Prophet‟s companions, may Allah be pleased upon them all, during the
period of revelation they used to ask him about the prohibited and the permissible kinds
of food and beverage, because they were sharing such kind of food together with Jews.
Thus, Allah, to whom is ascribed all perfection and majesty, revealed to His Prophet
Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, the following verse reading: -They ask
you (O Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلم‬what is lawful for them (as food).Say : ―Lawful
unto you are Al-Tayyibat (all kinds of Halal (lawful-good) foods which Allah has

made lawful . (Al-Ma‘idah 4).


          Then how come, we imagine that Allah, glory to Him, who permitted us to
enjoy His grace, eat pure things and drink pure water and delicious juices of which our
bodies make use and take pleasure in having these things, how come He included to
these purities the permissibility of burning dried leaves so as to inhale the outgoing
smoke? It harms our bodies., it renders rotten the smell of our mouths; it also affects our
minds so that we hang on to it and insist on smoking it so much so that we cannot part
with it anywhere we go. It controls our temper, then. If we smoke, we become
easygoing, and pleasures and if we give it up we become grumpy and bad-tempered. We
in fact addict to it and become unable to give it up. Glory to Allah‟ He is far away from



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permitting His creatures and servants to do so. This is merely the handiwork and the
stray of Satan.

           It is narrated that a number of car drivers on one of the highways stopped to
help another car driver whose car was so fast that one of its tires exploded and it turned
over many times. They tried to get out the driver who was stuck inside the broken car.
He was in a hopeless situation, very near to death. However, he was gesticulating to his
mouth. One of the people thought he was asking for water. So, he hurried to his car and
brought a bottle of water. When he put it near to the dying man‟s mouth, he refused to
drink and continued to make gestures at his mouth. Another one realized what he was
asking for and got a box of cigarettes out of his pocket and showed it to him. As soon as
the dying man saw the cigarettes, his hand pointed at his mouth quickly asking them to
light a cigarette and put it between his lips. Of course the people hesitated to do so as he
was in the throes of death, and before on of them could decide to give him a cigarette,
his life came to an end.

            Fie on Satan‟s sarcasm of the sons of Adam! This stricken man looked
when he was on his death bed as if he was pleading his soul to wait a little until he
smokes one cigarette!.

            I swear by Allah, dear brothers and sisters, that tree of tobacco is the worst
impurity our Lord forbade us to approach. But Satan misguided us toward it so that we
will be disobedient to Allah and might be drawn out of heaven. As he did the same with
our old parents, Adam and Eve, and conducted them to the tree of eternity a monarchy
that never decays. When they ate a fruit of it, their nakedness appeared to them, thus did
Adam disobey His Lord, and fell into error. Allah said to them: "You leave the paradise;
some of you would be antagonistic to others. Allah explicitly and directly warns us in
His Holy Qur‟an against Satan and his temptation and conspiracies saying:
O Children of Adam! Let not Shaitan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents
[Adam and Hawwa‘ (Eve)] out of Paradise, stripping them of their raiments, to show
them their private parts. Verily, he and Qabiluhu (his soldiers from the jinn or his
tribe) see you from where you cannot see them. Verily, We made the shayatin (devils)

Auliya‘ (protectors and helpers) for those who believe not. (Al-Araf – 27) .




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        Some of our smoking brothers might say: "We are completely convinced of all
what you have said about smoking, but this ailment turned for us into an addiction, and
a habit impossible we get to give up. How can we rid ourselves of it?".


       Our reply is that , yes, you are right. It is difficult to give it up as Sheikh Ibn ul-
Qayyem, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "The hardest and most difficult things is
to give up desires that man is used to doing". Also a Muslim brother says in this
concern: "Undoubtedly, man is not under the influence of his instincts only. Something
else predominantly affects him, which is the power of habit! Although smoking before
it‟s effective of the nicotine with which the blood is saturated and which affects the cells
of the brain, it is primarily an acquired habit. When man practices a certain activity and
repeats it several times, it then turns into an acquired habit that is too difficult to give up
or replace".

        Human is created with a sound nature. Then, he start practices a bunch of
acquired habits of everyday living, including his habits of eating and drinking. This is
different from the disposition created by Allah. Such habits are too strong and
influential to be hidden. The behaviors that beset man's actions and are so reiterated
that they become habitual, whether they be positive or negative, useful or harmful, have
been proved to be a stronger influence than that of the instinctual habits. Thus, if a
man has acquire good habits during his life, they make him happy and elevate him
above the low level of animalism to the high level of humanity. But, if they are
unpleasant and detrimental, habits, he will be too despondent and miserable because of
his degrading subjection to their domination. He might then eat what is unwholesome to
his body, and drink what damages his mind and sickens his body, although he knows
positively that they are unfavorable. But he cannot get rid of them because of his feeble
will and ineffectual determination. Of these habits, smoking is prominent. You can find
smoker whose wive are often repulsed of the smell of his mouth. However, he smoke
because he is dominated by the cigarette. You can also see him unable to dissuade his
teenaged son from smoking secretly, if he see him, because he himself is smoker. It is
an oft-quoted saying that: "Like father, like son." Smoker is held responsible for
teaching his children this bad habit even when they still embryos in their mother's
womb. Latest medical researches proved that the child of two smoking parents is born
with blood saturated with nicotine. Thus, he is born with an instinctual ready to smoke


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even though he is still child. Even if the father alone smokes, the result is likely to be
the same, but with a less proportion. This is because the mother who does not smoke
directly inhales involuntarily the smoke coming out of her husband's cigarettes, (inside
house).
           Let alone the sense of degradation and debasement a smoker feels whenever he
wants to enter some public places like restaurants, hotels and shops with no-smoking
signs hung on the walls. They make him feel unwelcome by the members of his
society.

           Therefore, in order to rid ourselves of any bad habit we have to get strongly
ready before we launch our merciless war against it. It must be a real war, in which only
those who have armed themselves with the fact that they have an unshakable faith in
Allah and that they fear Him and seek His help to strengthen their will and consolidate
their determination are triumphant.

             I can see promising signs of sensibility and sound common sense in our dear
brothers and sisters whom Allah have afflicted with this appalling malady to test their
faith. I believe they can differentiate between good and evil and that they realize that
smoking is one of the impurities Allah forbids in His glorious Qur'an as mentioned
hereinabove. I hope they are brilliant enough to figure it out, so that they may prosper.
Now we repeat the verse of Allah, blessed be He, who says : (Say O Muhammad ‫صلى‬
‫ ― : ) اهلل عليه وسلن‬Not equal are Al-Khabith (all that is evil and bad as regards things,
deeds, beliefs, persons and foods) and Al-Tayyib (all that is good as regards things,
deeds, beliefs, persons and foods), even though the abundance of Al-Khabith may
please you. ― So fear Allah, O men of understanding in order that you may be

successful. (Al-M a‘idah 100) After all what we explained, let us ask ourselves this

question: can anyone of us dare to say that smoking is from the goods?: After making
sure that it harms man's body and mind and consumes his fortune. It also causes
dangerous diseases and rotten smell in the smoker's mouth which makes the angels to
bolt from him whether during his prayers or otherwise. Not only do angels get bolt, but
also people. They feel disgust and prefer to avoid coming closer to him when they talk
to him. After all can the smoking, be advantageous!?.. Your conscience tongue says:
"No, by Allah, it is not".. So, as long as you admit, the smoking is not from goods, what



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then?.. Of course it is an impurity. This equation is easily intelligible to each one of us.
So since we concluded that smoking is an impurity, then we understand that it is
forbidden by virtue of a verse in the glorious Qur'an. Let us assert unwaveringly that
smoking is forbidden, forbidden, forbidden. And smokers are sinful because they use
forbidden things. That why they have to speedily give it up and repent to Allah
irrevocably so that He would feel satisfied with us and grant us good ending, rather than
be afflicted with death and the nasty smell of smoke coming out of our mouths with our
souls. O my dear brother! Seize the chance and stop smoking to obey your Lord and
harass Satan and his devils assists, so as to attain Allah's satisfaction and to join
paradise. O my brother! Take the opportunity before it is too late. You do not know
when you will leave this life, and you cannot guarantee that you will get up tomorrow
after you go to sleep tonight. You may be dead by the morning, and inhabit a grave.

         This awful disease is cursed even for those who trade, sell, buy and make profit
from it. Its gains are ill-gotten. The money people gain from purchasing or selling
tobacco is ill-gotten, even if they pay it for charity. Allah will not accept it, because He
is pure and only accepts what is pure. Even if they spend it for their children and family,
they will not benefit from it. This money will trigger disasters and calamities to their
folks and kids. And if they bequeath it to their heirs, that heritage will lead them to
Hellfire, may Allah protect us all out of it. The United Nations' International Health
Organization which is presided and organized by the most reputable physicians and
scientists, former and present, proved that smoking is not merely a bad habit, but rather
a fatal habit. This is why they forced manufacturers of tobacco to write on the back of
every box of cigarettes the following sentence: "Smoking is a central cause of lung
cancer, lung infections, and arteries and heart diseases," and another sentence reading:
"Smoking is harmful to your health". This is due to the fact that the organization cannot
be courteous to the tobacco manufacturing companies and delude people everywhere. It
warns them against the dangers of smoking to their health and their life. This
warning represents the alertness of world conscience. They said that each cigarette
contains an amount of 8% of its weight of the toxic nicotine, and that only ten
milligrams of it has the ability to kill a dog if it is mixed with it‟s food. They also said
the smoking is the principal cause of the following diseases: Lung cancer – cirrhosis
stomach and esophagus cancer - hepatic necrosis - hepatic fibrosis – and hypertrophy
congestion of laryngeal mucosa - trachea, bronchi - malaise, weakness sluggishness -


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weakness of memory - psychological disorder which result in anxiety, allergy and
depression. The hepatic enlargement results in the smoker's affliction with chronic
constipation, which in turn leads to piles. Besides, nicotine helps to form oral moniliasis
in the mouth and on the enamel which leads to tooth decay and pushes the saliva,
contaminated with moniliasis to the stomach which results in gastric upset and anemia.
The last and the most dangerous disease, confirmed by the International Health
Organization is hyper tension which causes atherosclorsis. Thus, smokers often suffer
from angina and heart attacks. Death pops its frightening head up menacingly with each
fit the smoker is subject to until he is finally destroyed by a cardiac arrest without
repentance. I seek refuge in Allah.

        So, we ask Allah, to whom belong all perfection and majesty, to grant us
forgiveness, good health , mental and physical, and to guide us to the path of
righteousness and to bestow us with a good end of our lives.


        Finally, we assert that persistence on smoking represents a continuation of
disobeying Allah, glory to Him, and a victory for cursed Satan. When Satan is
victorious over the sons of Adam, which is merely a transitory triumph, this would lead
him and those who followed suit at last to hellfire. O you my brothers who smoke!
Would your faith and conscience be satisfied to anger Allah, Lord of the worlds, by
committing this sin and follow Satan? Of course not. However successful Satan is in
misleading us, we are Muslims, whatever satan try to misguide us, we remember and
remind each other of Allah by gentle advice and good directives to seen into the truth as
Allah, glory to Him says in the Qur'an: "(Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious
– see V.2:2), when an evil thought comes to them from shaitan (Satan), they

remember (Allah), and (indeed) they then see (aright) (Al-A‘raf – 201 ) .


        My dear brother who has been plagued by this damned disease, give it up
before you struck with an awful end of life, Allah forbid. He wants us to lead good
lives in this worldly life and in the Hereafter. You will be severely punished on the Day
of Judgment for every penny offered to you by Allah and you spend it on this malignant
disease. You will be asked how and for which you spent it. You will be penalized for
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money for long years on buying a rotten product that harms your body and mind and
makes you disobedient to your Lord, thereby becoming one of the spendthrifts whom
Allah describes as the 'brethren of the devils. May Allah protect you and us.


       May Allah help us benefit from what we have said and become ready to follow
good directives. Thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon Prophet
Muhammad and all his family and companions. Amen.




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                              In the name of Allah,

                The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best
    of mankind, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and all his family and
                                     Companions.



               (Heresy in religion and the Sufism stray paths)


       Ahmed recited that [Abi Mosa Al Ash'ary] said that the Prophet, Peace and
Blessings be upon him, gave a speech one day and said: "O People! Beware that kind
of polytheism, for it is unnoticed as the ants crawls."… This means that while
practicing some religious rituals, praying or praising of Allah, we may do some actions
without know or feel that we enter into polytheism. Though, that is why the honoured
Prophet (pbuh) taught us to pray Allah daily saying: "O Allah! I seek refuge in You
that I become a polytheist while I know that, and I ask Your forgiveness for I do
that while I do not know".


       Also the Prophet, Peace and Blessings be upon him, says: "Before you, the
people of the scripture were divided into 72 groups. This nation will be divided into
(73)……… (72) of which are doomed to Hellfire and only one will be in paradise,
that is the gathering"… Another version of that [Hadith] adds the following: "Those
who do as me and my Companions do now"… The Prophet also says in one of his
[Hadiths]: " Hearts are between two fingers of Allah the Merciful, Glory Be to Him,
and He transform them"… That is why the Prophet used to pray often to Allah: "O
Allah! Make my heart firm in Your religion"… We follow in the Prophet's steps and
repeat behind him (pbuh) say: "O Allah, Who changes hearts! fix our hearts firm in
Your religion." [ Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after you have
guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower. ], for You are
the Ever bestowed... O! All-seeing All-Mighty God, have Mercy on us, You Most
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       My brethren in Islam, whenever we listen to these aforementioned traditions, we
feel in them as a warning bell against a serious threat that already befell our Muslim
nation in this age… This warning reverberates and makes the hearts of those keen on
prosperity in the Hereafter ... These traditions make the Muslim these days wonder in
which group his beliefs and the way he performs the rituals and ordinances put him?…
Is he one of those the Prophet promised success in the Hereafter or of those stray
seventy-two groups doomed to Hellfire?


       By Allah this is a highly important issue,… and woe to him who turns deaf ear
to it doesn't care of it… Woe to him who reads these words of Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh), who never speaks of his own desire,… And considers them not. The Muslim
person should stop for a moment to think about his deeds, concerning the religious
rituals and beliefs and all the things pertaining to religion. He should review his beliefs
and deeds to compare them with what is ordained in the Qur'an and the Holy
Tradition… Then, he must wonder whether he will be of the prosperous group or the
doomed one?… If he discovers without feeling that his practices are not consistent with
the Qur'an or the Prophet's Tradition should reset himself on the right track to join the
prosperous in the Hereafter.


       Before rectifying our route, we should read the following Qur'anic verses and
Prophetic traditions and study them thoroughly so as to apply them in our worship.


        First: Allah All-Mighty addresses us in His Holy Book after the Conquest of
Makkah saying: [This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favour

upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.] ( Al-Maidah:3 )


       Second: the Best of Sayers says: [And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad
‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it).]

(Al-Hashr :7)

       Third : the Prophet‟s speech in the Farewell Pilgrimage emphasizes that he never
left us but on the white clear demonstration, it‟s night as it‟s daylight. And whoever



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deviates of it sure will ever destroy… The Prophet (pbuh) says:" He who outlive after
me will see a lot of differences. So, abide by my tradition and that of the orthodox
Caliphs.. Bite firmly on it by your molars … And beware every new matters, for
each new is a heresy and each heresy is an aberration".. In another narration said:
"And each aberration leads to Hill fire".


       That means during the life of the Prophet, May Allah's Peace and Blessings be
upon him, every thing belonging the Islam religion was clarified and completed. So,
there is nothing missing in religion to be completed now and there is no excess to be
omitted. That is most obvious in the Prophet's traditions says: "There are nothing that
can draw you closer to Allah and I ever did order you to do, and there are nothing
that can distance you from Allah and draws you closer to Hellfire but I did
prohibit you not to do".


       This means that whoever comes up with a novelty and wants to propagates it
implicitly accuses Islam of imperfection and wants to completes what Allah and the
Prophet left incomplete, Allah forbid.


       What All of us have to do is to abide by the Tradition of the Prophet (pbuh) and
his Companions, May Allah be pleased with them follow them step by step, for their
actions are the standard against which we measure the correctness of our deeds, sayings
and beliefs... But if we happen to encounter a novelty, we should resort to the sound
Prophetic Tradition. If we find out that the Prophet or his Companions approved of it
and did it, we should do it. And if this novelty cannot be traced back to the Prophet or
his Companions, we must leave it at once... Some of us may say that we are not well-
versed as scholars in religion to discriminate between the right and the wrong. To those
we say that they have to resort to the reliable scholars known for their fear of Allah.
Those scholars will lead you to what is best for you. What we mean is each one Muslim
of us should abide by the Holy Book and the Prophetic Tradition and he should cleanse
his creed from the blemishs and bad novelties as he cleanses his body from dirt.


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       I want to talk about this serious matter with direct and simple way, to say again
that is the best nation raised up for all mankind, to wit the nation of Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh), is in jeopardy now… This can be attributed to an ailment that spread through
the nation penetrating the Muslim's creeds and beliefs. This ailment is neglecting the
Book of Allah and the Tradition of His Prophet and follow the bad religious novelties
propagated by the stray Sufism followers who distorted the image of Islam and
Muslims. The religious novelties and acts of disbelief they propagated led to their split
into disputing groups. Each of these groups claims that the others are disbelievers. The
number of these groups is nearly the same number mentioned by the Prophet in his
[Hadith], "72" groups doomed to Hellfire, Allah forbid.


       The Sufi and the propagators of religious novelties went astray and misguided
others. They have nothing to do with Islam. Over and above, they spoiled the purity and
spirituality of religion. Allah All-Mighty says: [ And verily, this (i.e. Allah‘s
Commandments mentioned in the above two verses 151 and 152) is My Straight Paht,
so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His
Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious-see

V.2:2) ] (Al-An‘am:153) Allah also says: [ then who does more wrong than one who

invents a lie against Allah, to lead mankind astray without knowledge? ]            (Al-
An‘am:144).


Al-Sheikh Addayyaf's Shrine:


Years ago in a newspaper, I read the following wonderful story :


       The story took place in one of the (Arbian Maghreb countries) which was under
the French occupation at that time. A wealthy French man chose a hillock amongst the
hamlets and the green fields of the countryside… On that hillock, he built a house there
and surrounded it with a big garden… This French man had a huge dog living with him
in the house to guard his garden. And the French man liked the dog so much… One day
the dog died and the man was overwhelmed by sadness. And he insisted to bury his dog
near him in the garden, for this might console him. However, the man exaggerated the


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burial ceremony; he built a shrine of expensive alabaster over the dog's grave and
brought a sculptor to engrave an elegy he wrote for his dog on the shrine. Moreover, he
used to put flowers on the shrine every morning.

       Years elapsed on such way till the French occupation of this country came to an
end. Then, the French man thought of returning home to spend the rest of his life there.
So, he sold the house to a citizen of that [Arabian Maghreb country] and entrust him to
take care of the grave of his friend, (the dog)… The French man traveled to his country,
but the new owner of the house did not move to the house and neglected it for years till
the plants of the garden faded and the fence‟s bricks came down, and the old garden
became opened to the road without gates… One day, a villager passed by the house. He
was traveling on foot and hoping to find inhabited place to eat in, for he was very
hungry… The villager noticed that the house is uninhabited and that the debilitated
fence would let him in. So, he thought of entering the garden to rest in it for a while, for
he was so tired of travel and hunger. When he entered the garden, he saw the grave in
the middle of it. He headed for the shrine and sat next to it. There he saw the French
words engraved on the alabaster. Yet, he did not make heads or tails of it, for most of
the villagers at that country could speak French but could not read it... It struck the man
that this shrine might be one of a holy men... After that, the man leant his back against
the shrine and began to remove some stones around him to set the place to sleep in.
while doing this, he suddenly found something in a knotted handkerchief. When he
opened it, he found some bread, cheese and little tomatoes. After eating, he looked at
the shrine and said: "By Allah, this is one of your miracles, our holy man Addayyaf (the
host)" He meant who entertains the travelers. Then, he added: "One of your miracles is
that you sheltered and fed me when you saw that I am hungry and tired from
traveling… " In fact, the food he found might have been left behind by one of the
farmers working in the neighborhood"… The villager ate and slept for a while beside
the so-called his holy man, Addayyaf. Then, he got up and before resuming his journey,
he prayed to his Sheikh the holy man saying: "My master and saint, Addayyaf, you
accepted me as your guest and let me sleep next to your shrine. You knew I was tired
while I pass near your shrine. So, you gave me shelter and knew I was hungry and gave
me food. So, I ask you to be of good intercession with Allah to forgive me, let me into
His paradise and to grant me money in this world and prosperity in the Hereafter."




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The villagers kept praying as such. Thus, he sought the help of someone other than
Allah and this makes him a polytheist.


       When the villager reached his destination, he began to propagate for his Sheikh
Addayyaf as the holy man- and the miracles and blessings he witnessed beside his
shrine. The word spread amongst all the others hamlets, and they began to visit the
shrine and pray Addayyaf to grant them his blessings and their needs. Some frauds saw
this and decided to exploit the opportunity. Thus, they appointed themselves the
guardians of the shrine and began to collect money from the naive villagers in the name
of their master sheikh Addayyaf. They collected revenues of the shrine were so great
that those frauds decided to buy the house and the garden. So, they looked for their
owners. On knowing that the original owner was dead, they bought the house from his
heirs who knew next to nothing about Addayyaf story… Next, those frauds built a dome
over the grave and decorated it. Further, they covered the shrine and the elegy with
colours silk cloth. On top of the shrine they put a round piece of wood and put a fez on
it, and over the fez they wrapped a turban…All this was to impress the coming idiots.

       After a while Addayyaf became well-known not only amongst naïve villagers,
but also amongst the educated in the big cites who can't be easily branded naive. Even
the cultured visit traveling to the shrine and spent their money on revamping and
improving it and to set up the pavilions around. They even sacrificed a lot of sheep and
cows for Addayyaf's sake. In the meantime, the frauds went far in their swindle. So,
they set a date of birth for the alleged holy man and made a birthday celebration on
that day... Thousands of people used to come to that fair to win the satisfaction of
sheikh Addayyaf whose miracles were obvious to everyone. The Devil insinuated to
them that all that was true. Thus, if a sterile woman visited Addayyaf, slaughtered an
animal in sacrifice for him and asked him to grant her children and this woman
happened to give birth, they would attribute this to Addayyaf's powers and miracles.

       For lengthy years, people kept increase believing in the miraculous powers of
that animal the (dog)… Till one day, the French man thought of visiting that Arabic
country where he spent in it a part of his life. And he yearned for visiting the old house
where he spent the sweetest days and where his dear friend the (dog) was buried. At that
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perform this tourist journey. As soon as his flight reached its destination, coming from
Paris to the capital of that Arabic country, the man took a cab and headed for the rural
area where his former old house is located. On his way to the house, the man noticed the
changes that took place throughout the 30 years he was away in France. But when he
got closer to his old house, he could not see the house due to the high buildings and
hotels that were built near that house out of all the other houses. He also noticed that the
previously remote and unfrequented area, now is very crowded. At first, the French man
thought that a monument was found in the neighborhood. Yet, when he got out of the
car and walked towards the house, he found that the house and the garden vanished. In
their place, he found a huge dome and some small buildings. The man was so
astonished and he wondered how and why that happened?...

       Had not he been sure that this is the place of his old house, he thought that he
has lost his way and arrived to a wrong house in another hamlet. The French man could
not but approach one of those sitting near the dome to find an answer to his question.
But one of the fake guardians saw him and asked him what he wanted… The
Frenchman said that he was looking for his old house that was in this place. The
guardian said that is true there was a house before surrounded by big garden, but all that
was tear down to build a shrine and dome for the holy man – Addayyaf- whose grave
was discovered in the garden. They tear down the house to build small houses for the
guardians and the servants of the shrine holy man and their families as you see.

       Since the Frenchman knew full well that this huge dome was built exactly on the
his dog's grave, he did not disclose this matter to the guardian. He rather asked him to
let him into the dome to see the shrine of Addayyaf?.. At first, the guardian refused this
and said that non-Muslims were not allowed in. But when the French man put some
(Franks) in his pocket,… Then the guardian let him in. In the dome the French man saw
an iron cage ornamented with silver. The place was full of scents, and many villagers
were touching the cage to be blessed. The villagers there were praying and weeping
before the shrine. The French man did not understand what they were saying... Inside
the cage there was a tombstone covered with green and black silk. At the top of that
tombstone, there was a thing like a neck wrapped with silk and on it there was a fez and
a big green turban… The French man noticed that the size of the tombstone is exactly
the same as that of the dog's shrine. So, he became sure that this was his



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dog's grave.    At    this   moment,    he    approached    the guardian who let him in
and said: "I am so curious to know what is inside the cage and I wish that you could let
me see what is hidden under this silk. If you do this, I'll give you whatever you ask for."
The guardian muttered a few words which the French couldn‟t understand, then he said
in French language: "This is impossible as if you asked me to show you the sheikh's
genitals. And if I did this, he would be furious and pour his wrath on us. Moreover, the
curse may chase you even to France…" However, the French man did not give up. He
offered the guardian a great deal of money to let him in the cage and uncover the grave.
On seeing that amount of money, the guardian hurried and took the French man out of
the dome, lest anyone should hear them. Then, the guardian said: "I'll accept this money
to put in the sheikh's box of donation that helps the needy and the poor. I'll grant you
your request, but not now. You should come back here on the middle of the night. Then,
every body will be asleep and no visitors will be here. I will let you get into the cage
and see the covered grave…" So, it was a deal. On the middle of the night, the French
man came again and found the guardian waiting for him at the dome's closed gate…
They had candles and oil lamps. The guardian made sure that no one was there to see.
Then, he opened the gate and the French man followed him. The guardian then locked
the door behind and opened the cage... Next, he uncovered the grave for the French man
and let him in. The French man found himself face to face before the same grave he had
made for his dear dog years ago… On the side of the tombstone still was the elegy he
wrote for his dog. Thus, the French man reached his goal of his mission and he did not
speak his mind to the guardian. Instead, he left quietly and headed at once for the
capital, of that Maghrib country.


      A few days later, one day morning one of the newspapers of that Maghreb
country, issued in French the following captions on the first page :


[AFTER THIRTY YEARS, A FRENCH MAN COMES TO VISIT HIS DOG'S
GRAVE ONLY TO FIND IT TURNED INTO THE SHRINE OF THE HOLY
ADDAYYAF].


[THE FRENCH MAN INSISTS ON OPENING THE TOMB AND ASKED FOR
THE ASHES OF HIS DOG TO TAKE WITH HIM TO FRANCE].




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[THE FRENCH MAN SEEKS THE AUTHORITIES TO OPEN THE TOMB
UNDER HIS RESPONSIBILITY, AND HE IS READY TO BE HELD
ACCOUNTABLE IF THERE WERE NO DOG’S ASHES IN IT].


        The scandal became blown-up in that Maghreb country, and several
governmental authorites formed a committee. They went with French man to the shrine
of Addayyaf. And disentomb the shrine, actually, they found the ashes of a dead dog,
and there was no trace of any human being's body… This gave a horrendous shock for
the hundreds of thousands persons who long time believed in the blessings and miracles
of Addayyaf. Suddenly, they discovered that all their prayers and supplications were for
a "dog". Those in authority investigated to know who caused all this trick and who built
the dome on a dog's grave… This psychological shock was a momentum for the people
of that Arabic country to change their concepts about all kind of shrines and all the holy
men.


         But the harm results on the Islam religion, for this incident was not end at this
limit... After the French man went back home, he told the story of his dog to the French
press. Soon, the French newspapers published articles mocking Islam and the Muslims
who supplicated Allah through a dead dog... This incident was a golden opportunity for
them to spit out their venom and their old grudges against Islam and Muslims. Yet, they
are not the ones to blame… For it is us, the Muslims, who caused all these scandals
through the naivety and wrong beliefs of some of us. Allah All-Mighty says in this
regard: [ These are they who have purchased error for guidance, so their commerce

was profitless. And they were not guided.] (Al-Baqarah:16)


(And that was the end of the story of sheikh Addayyaf).


        During writing this story in early Muharram, 1422 A.H. April, 2001. I heard that
abbreviated news in the B.B.C. newscast… The news said.. that: (36 persons were
killed, some injured during jostling and crowd together to one of the shrines in
Pakistan)... There is no comment on this piece of news but to pray Allah, the Most
Powerful, to guide the nation of Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, to the right
path.


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       Such as we will be clarified in the following that Sufism was decayed nascent
came out from the novelty womb…As one of the previous religious scholars said once :
"Bad novelties bring the person commits it gradually from the least to the greatest until
man is taken away from his religion as a hair is taken away from dough (completely)."

       Only the wises can realize the novelty Evils. As for those who follow novelties,
they are but in the darkness blind. Allah All-Mighty describes them saying: [ And he

for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light. ] (Al-Nur:40)


       The beginning of novelty and abandoning the Prophetic Tradition was originated
in the Prophet's era… In a [Hadith], [Anas], May Allah be pleased with him, says:
"Three men came to the Prophet's houses to ask about how he worshipped (Allah).
On knowing this, they thought it was not enough ( it is little ) They said: 'We are
much beneath the Prophet (pbuh), for Allah Forgave him all his faults and the
faults to come… One of them said: "As for me, I spend all nights praying.' The
other said: 'I fast everyday and I never break my fast.' The third said: 'I keep
away from women and never marry.' Then, the Prophet (pbuh) came to them and
said: 'Are you the ones who said so and so?… I swear by Allah that I am the most
fearful of Allah and the most pious amongst you… Yet, I fast sometimes and break
my fast sometimes. I pray night sometimes and go to sleep other times and I get
married women. He whoever refuses my Tradition is not of (those who believed in)
me. ( Muslim narrated).


       This [Hadith stands] was a warning for those who go far to extremes in religion
till they fall in the trap of bad novelties. Those who adopt in their religious rituals some
sayings and acts that go counter to the Tradition of Prophet Muhammad, (pbuh) who
emphasized that he left us on the white clear demonstration, it‟s night as it‟s daylight.
The novelty definition in jurisprudence is that some person brought back defined in the
religion after the death of Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, with a view to
drawing closer to Allah,… But the Prophet never ordered, did or approved of it and
neither did the Companions, May Allah be pleased with them.

       To say that in religion there are good novelty and bad novelty, is sheer wrong.
Any innovation in religion is null, for the Prophet (pbuh) says: "He who innovates in


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this religion of ours a thing that was not in, it was rejected"… I guess those who
think that there is a good novelty and bad novelty might be confused because they do
not understand properly the prophet‟s tradition that he (pbuh) said: "He who introduce
a good deed in Islam is to have a reward for it and the reward of all those who
follow him, without decreasing an iota of their own reward. And he who introduce
a bad deed gets punishment for it and the punishment of all those who follow him,
without mitigating an iota of their own punishment." This Hadith is talking about
good deeds and bad one, not good novelty and bad one… The explaining of this Hadith
was said because a delegation came from [Muddar] " an Arab tribe" to the Al-Madinah
Al-Munawwarah . When the Prophet (pbuh) saw how they were in poverty, his face
become change, and said: "Who would give them charity of his Dinar, Dirham,
clothes, wheat, dates …. Etc., till he said: "or even half a date"… At that moment,
a man from [Al-Ansar] brought a very heavy bundle... After his doing this, many
people raced him to bring charity. At the end there were two heaps of clothes and
food. At that point,: " the Prophet cheered up and said the above mentioned
Hadith" (Muslim narrated).

       This shows the difference between good deed and bad deed on the one hand and
novelty in general even good or bad on the other hand. A good deed is always within
the limits of Allah's ordinances and the Prophet's orders, as explained: "Whoever calls
to Guidance receives a reward similar to those who follow him without decreasing
an iota of their reward and whoever calls for a bad deed is to be accountable for
the sins of all those who follow him without decreasing an iota of their sins (Muslim
narrated). " And as the Prophet also says: "Whoever guides people to Goodness
receives the same reward of him who does it… (Muslim narrated).

       Calling a man for a bad deed is like calling one's pals for drinking intoxicants,
gambling or fornication- Allah forbid... All these sins have no relation with the novelty.
Thus, the novelty in religion is to introduce new religious rituals other than those
ordained by Allah All-Mighty and His Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him. So,
novelty – whether good or bad- go counter to the Islamic Law enacted by Allah All-
Mighty and his Prophet‟s tradition… Novelty is a novelty, no matter how small it is or it
is big. In this regard, Allah All-Mighty says: [ Say (O Muhammad ‫ صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬to
mankind): ―If you (rally) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism,


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follow the Qur‘an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.

And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.] (Al-Imran:31)


         Allah reaffirms His warning against deviating from the Prophetic Tradition, for
Allah says: [ Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬you
have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and

the Last Day, and remembers Allah much)]        (Al-Ahzab :21) Allah also says: [ And
let those who oppose the Messenger‘s (Muhammad ‫ )صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬commandment
(i.e. his Sunnah-legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements) (among the sects)
beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing,
overpowered by a tyrant) should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on

them]   (An-Nur:63)    …Another Qur'anic verse reads: [ And surely many do lead

(mankind) astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge. Certainly your

Lord Knows best the transgressors.] (Al-An‘am:119) This warning is also reiterated in

the following verse:


        [ And among men is he who disputes about Allah, without knowledge or
guidance, or a Book giving light (from Allah), * Bending his neck in pride (far astray
from the Path of Allah), and leading (others) too (far) astray from the Path of Allah.
For him there is disgrace in this worldly life, and on the Day of Resurrection . We
shall make him taste the torment of burning (Fire). * That is because of what your

hands have sent forth, and verily, Allah is not unjust to (His) slaves. ] (Al-Hajj:8-10)


        Running to arousing of good and awing of bad deeds.. Here we will review a
number of the Prophetic Hadiths and Scholars' quotes that tackle the issue of deviating
from the Prophetic Tradition and following novelties. Some of these Hadiths warn the
deviators against Allah's Punishment, others promise those who adhere to the Prophetic
Tradition Allah's Reward:




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*    [Ibn 'Abbas], May Allah be pleased with them both, reported that Prophet

Muhammad (pbuh) said: "He who adheres to my Tradition at the time of my
nation's corruption, gets the reward of a hundred martyrs."



*   [Anas Bin Malik], Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet- Peace be

upon him- said: "Allah refuses the penance of Him who commit a novelty till he
abandons it".



*   The Prophet (pbuh) also said: "Allah does not accept the fasting, prayer,

pilgrimage, minor-pilgrimage, charity or sacrifice from him. For he is away from
Islam as a hair is taken away from dough."



* Another Hadith for the Prophet Peace be upon him, reads: "Those (nations) before
you were doomed to ruin because they asked their Prophets too many questions
and did not follow in their steps. Thus, avoid whatever I warn you against and
follow whatever I order you as much as you can." (Agreed by all) .



*   [Abi Wa'el] reported that Abdullah Bin Mas'ud, May Allah be pleased with him,

said : (that one day the Prophet- Peace be upon him- drew a line and told us, 'This
is Allah's Path.' Then, he drew other lines right and left sides of the first line. And
said: 'On each of these branches paths there is a Devil inviting (people) to it. Then,
the Prophet recited the verse: [ And verily, this (i.e. Allah‘s commandments
mentioned in the above two Verses 151 and 152) is My Straight Paht, so follow it, and
follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has

ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious-see V.2:2) ] (Al-

An‘am :153)




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*   Some of the Prophet's Companions, may Allah be Pleased with them, said: "We

were sitting beside the door of Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud waiting for him before the noon
Prayer, to walk together with him to the mosque… During that time, Abu Musa Al
Ash'ary came and asked: "Have Abu Abdul-Rahman come out yet?…" We said: "No."
So, he sat with us till Abdullah went out of the house and we all approached him. Then,
Abu Musa said to him: "O Abu Abdul -Rahman! I saw in the mosque some thing I did
not approve of. Though what I saw was not but a good thing, thank Allah. Abdullah
asked: "What is that? (you are talking about)?…" Abu Musa answered: "You'll see it
your self. I saw some people sitting in the mosque waiting for the call to prayer in
circles and holding pebbles in their hands…

      Inside each circlethere is a man who orders them to say: 'Allahu-Akbar' a hundred
times, and they do as ordered. Then, he says to them: (Hallelu a hundred times) and they
again do as ordered. Then, he says to them: praise Allah a hundred times and they obey
him. Abdullah asked: "And what did you say to them?" Abu Musa said: "I did no say
anything till I know your opinion or orders in this regard." At that point Abdullah said:
"Would you ask them to count their sins instead and they will not lose any of their
rewards." Then, Abdullah headed for the mosque with his companions. There he
approached one of the circles and asked them: "What is this you are doing?" They
answered: "O Abu Abdul-Rahman! These are some pebbles to help us count how many
times we say: [Attakbeer, Attahleel and Attasbeeh]… Abdullah answered them: "You'd
better count your sins, for I assure you, you are not to be denied any of your rewards (by
Allah)... Woe to you, the nation of Muhammad. What fast you headed for your
destruction. You still have the Prophet's Companions amongst you. The Prophet's
clothes are not worn out yet and his pots are not broken. Either that you found a creed
better than that of Prophet Muhammad or that you are opening a door to innovate
misguidance." On hearing this, they said: "By Allah, Aba Abdul-Rahman we did not
mean but Goodness." He said to them: "Not all that desire Goodness obtain it. The
Prophet, Peace be upon him, said to us once: 'some people read the Qur'an but it
never goes beyond their throats.' I swear by Allah that most of those are amongst
you."… Then, Abdullah left them and went away.




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'Amr Ibn Salama says: "Most of those people (who sat in circles) were fighting with the
[Khawarij] (the dissenters) against us in the Battle of [A nnahrawan day]."



*   [Ashatby] in his book "Al-Eattesam" mentions what [Ibn Habeeb] reports from Ibn

[Al-Magshoon] who said: "I heard [Malik] once say: 'Whoever introduces an innovation
in Islam and claims that it is a good one, accuses Muhammad (pbuh) of betraying his
message, for Allah All-Mighty says: [This day I have perfected your religion for
you…] So, what was not part of Islam at that time will never be part of Islam today."



*   [Ibn Taymiyya], Allah rest his soul, also said: "Religious rituals are based on

[Sharia] (Islamic law) and the following (the Prophet and the Companions) and not on
desire and invention, for Islam itself is based on these two principles.

       After all that is said about novelties, it is a pity that throughout the previous
centuries many novelties were introduced into religion. This was to mislead the naïve
and ignorant. Those who propagate such novelties aim at corrupting and harming Islam.
Those who read the history of Islam can see that by time these novelties go from bad to
the worse and pose a threat to the Islamic creed. Moreover, those who follow these
novelties are carried away to the abyss of disbelief, Allah forbid. Such novelties resulted
in the evince of many destructive sects start from Khawarij, the Shites, Al Sabaeyya, Al
Mutakallema and Al Ismailiyya…

       So many sub sects like Al Qaramita, Al Hashashon, Al Fatimiyya, Al Bahara, Al
Aghakhaniyya, Al Nusairiyya and Al Durziyya all of them comes from under the cloak
of (Al Ismailiyya). This is apart from many other contemporary sects such like Al
Qadyaniyya, Al Babiyya, Al Baha'eia, Al Kamiliyya, Al Rifa'iyya, Al Khattabiyya, Al
Qadiriyya, Al Jilaniyya, Al Tiganiyya, Al Shazliyya and Al Disouqiyya.


       Those who follow the development of these sects and their widespread in the
Islamic world in general and among the Muslim minorities in the west and south east
Asia in particular, got assured that these sects are adopted and encouraged by the
crusade, the Zionism and the international Masonry... In Europe, for instance, if an



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Islamic association that follows the sound religion asks for a permission to build a
mosque in a city, all the impediments and hindrances are put before it. On the other
hand, if this permission required by one of the stray sects, like Al- Baha'eia, Al-Babiyya
or Al Qadyaniyya, they are not only granted the permission but they get all the possible
grants to build the mosque. Moreover, the European country may protect them against
the fanatic Muslims and the anti-Muslims Zionists. I saw such incidents myself when I
were in Europe… Further, if a deviant Muslim writer insults Islam and Muslims in one
of his books and commits blasphemy or disrespects the Holy Prophet (pbuh), these
European countries publish his books in all languages and distribute it all over the
world. This writer may well be celebrated in these countries and granted the highest of
decorations and the best of rewards. Unfortunately, this like what happened in the case
of the heretic pig, Salman Rushdi, and some other Arab writers, (no mentioned their
names).


      All this poses a very important question: why do the crusade, the Masonry and
the Zionism support all these astray and deviant sects?.




       After the Islamic conquests that began at the era of the Prophet, (pbuh). And then
continued with Abi Bakr and 'Umar Ibnul-Khattab, May Allah be pleased with them it is
to continued and expanded during the Umayyad and Abbasyde Caliphates till the
Islamic Empire spread to the coasts of north Europe, Russia and China in the east, the
Indian sub-continent and Indonesia in the south and several countries in north, south
and the middle of Africa. These conquests put an end to the glory of the Persian and
Roman empires- they were the Super powers, ruling the world.


      The crusaders realized that the power of Muslims lies not in their number, for
they were far outnumbered by their defeated foes. The reason behind the Muslims'
power and glory is their strong faith in Islam and their adherence to the Holy Qur'an and
the Prophetic Tradition… Therefore, the crusaders did not think of defeating the
Muslims through normal war. Instead, they thought of other hidden and indirect ways of
distancing Muslims from their religion- the source of their power and strength. And
their plans were a success. These anti-Islamic efforts began in the early centuries of


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Islam, as reported in the books of Islamic history… Firstly the crusaders succeeded in
sowing the seeds of dissention among the Muslims (divide and rule) to put an end to the
Muslims rule in Andalusia (southwest of Spain now)... The Muslims at that time was
best described by the Qur'anic verse state in Andalusia: [ And obey Allah and His
Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your
strength departs, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirun (the

patient) ] (49 Al-Anfal ). This is exactly what happened to Andalusia, where Muslims

reigned Spain and Portugal for about 800 years. When the crusaders sowed the seeds of
dissention among Muslims there, each Emir took some cities under his control and
claimed independence. Further, the crusaders spurred some disputes among these Emirs.
Thus, they fought one another till each of them became less in number and weapons.
Only then, the crusaders gathered and attacked these isolated and fighting emirates and
kingdoms. They slaved men, women and children… And the survivors fled to the
African coast – known today as the Maghreb countries.


      Afterwards, the Arab regretted their disputes and hostilities against each other and
they called the Andalusia which was described as Allah's Gardens on earth "Paradise
lost". Unfortunately, this paradise is still lost up till now. Yet, we did not learn the
lesson. Nowadays, disputes and differences are widespread among the Arab and Muslim
countries. This leads to the humiliation of the Muslims and their contempt by the
meanest nations. Now, the Prophet's Hadith has come true: ( It is about to happen the
nations are to gather come from everywhere against You (Muslims) like the eaters
who gather around their dish of food.. Then, the Prophet was asked: "Would we
(Muslims) be little then, Allah's Messenger?"… The Prophet said: "No, but you
will be (as useless) as flood foam. Weakness will fill your hearts and fear will be
taken out of your enemies' hearts, because you will love this worldly life and hate
death).


          Unfortunately, this is our reality today which we created through our love of
world life and our disputes and slackness. The tyrannous and disbelieving nations are
gathering against us, and so do the Jews though we outnumber them and we are much
numerous, Allah has taken away fear from us out of their hearts. So, they transgressed
our sanctuaries and occupied our lands. They dared to threaten us and we are standing


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helpless and never left a hand to defend ourselves. Why?… This is because of the
weakness of our faith and our anxious love for this worldly life. Thus, our communities
became rive with so various kinds of sins that most of Muslims cannot differentiate
between what is right and what is wrong, what is permissible or impermissible, what
pertains to faith and the Prophetic Tradition and what pertains to disbelief and bad
novelties. We, Muslims, no longer observe the prayers. Further, we are the slaves of our
own desires and inclinations. Nowadays, Muslims dealing usury, without knowing it is
usury. Some Muslims do not pay the obligatory charity (Zakat) and transgress the
inviolable at home, on the streets, on TV, on the (satellite channels and the
INTERNET)... Ironically, we called all this 'liberation', progress and development,
whereas it is slavery for the Devil. In fact, all this is deterioration of ethics and lofty
Islamic principles. By doing all this, Muslims head for the abyss of disbelief and woe.


       Now if we look after reasons of our torn apart by our religious deterioration and
disputes after we were one nation at the era of the Umayyad and Abbaside. We were
one nation until before the Ottoman empire collapsed (the way the Andalusia did before
it) … and we are divided into many states or petty states,. If we consider all this, we'll
find that the reason behind it is the traditional arch foes of Islam: the crusaders, the
Masonic and the Zionists. These are the hidden hands behind the conspiracy of
destroying the Ottoman Empire and sowing the seeds of dispute and dissention amongst
Muslims, till splitting the Islamic world into small states breeding hostility against one
another. Further, some Muslims even abandoned the Qur'anic law and adopted the
positive laws, the French or the English ones.


        Is it high time for Muslims to learn the lessons of the past and wake up from
their slumber before it is too late? Is it not time to abide by Allah's rules and obey the
Divine order as Allah All-Mighty says : [And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope

of Allah (i.e. this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves …]              (103   Al-

'Imran)? Should we not adhere to the Holy Book and the Prophetic Tradition? The

Imam, [Ashafi'I,] May Allah rest his soul, said: "The last of this nation is not to be
rectified but with that which rectified the beginning of this nation."




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        After this brief summary of the reasons of the Muslims' disputes, weakness and
humiliation, let's go back to our main topic: novelties, Sufism and polytheism with
Allah… In their attempt to weaken the Muslim nation, the crusades developed many
plots and conspiracies to spoil Islam... During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,
the crusaders sent the so-called orientalists one after one to the Arab countries,
especially the Arab peninsula. Through studied and organized plan put for these
orientalists was to wear the dress of      Islam cloak and get deep into the Muslim
communities and classes in all the countries they spread through… They were also
ordered to study Islam thoroughly and measure to what extent the Muslims adhere to
and apply their religion. Their task was also to detect anything that can be manipulated
by their bad imagination to look contradictory to man's natural disposition (with their ill
intellect) or to the other Heavenly messages that they had corrupted. They also tried to
prove that the Qur'an is self-contradictory. To prove this, they tried to find evidence in
the abrogated and the analogous Qur'anic verses. But Allah All-Mighty described such
efforts in the Qur'an in the Chapter of "Al Imran". Allah said: [It is He Who has sent
down to you (Muhammad                     ) the Book (this Qur'an). In it are Verses that
are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of
Al-Ahkam (commandments), Al-Fara'id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal
laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers)]; and others not entirely clear. So as
for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which
is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials), and seeking

for its hidden meanings,]" (7 Al-Imran)


        These orientalists tried also to arouse doubt amongst Muslims, concerning the
Prophet's traditions [Hadith]. In this regard they tried to make use of the weak the
lonely, the frequently Hadiths and to spread the differences between the Islamic
scholars.
Unfortunately, some of these orientalists did succeed in achieving their goals to a great
extent. Some of them managed to mingle among the urban Arabs and the Bedouins.
Some of them pretended that they embraced Islam so as to win the Arab's trust. That
way, the Arabs would accept their destructive criticism, thinking that they want the best




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for Islam. And after achieving their targets, these orientalists went back to their home
and religion.


       This is not to deny that some of those orientalists became faithful Muslims. For
they studied Islam and Arabic full well and read the Qur'an thoroughly. And Allah
willed to guide them to the rightway, and they became of the best Muslims. So instead
of attempting to destroy Islam as planned, by Allah's Will these orientalists did just the
opposite. They turned into zealous propagators and defenders of Islam, the true religion,
about which Allah says: ( Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam).


       The names list of these orientalists are long. But we mentioning the most famous
two of them down below:


1-    Saint John Philipi was an British orientalist who faithfully embraced Islam and
called himself Abdullah Phillipi. He explored the Arab peninsula and went beyond the
[Arrub Al-Khali] (Desert). He was the first to discover the inscriptions of [Thamud]
stony in the [cities of saleh], Peace be upon him. He wrote good books about the
literature of traveling. In them, he described all that he saw in the Arab Peninsula.


2-   The second is Thomas Lawrence was an officer in the British army. The British
Intelligence Agency sent him to the Arab Peninsula as an English orientalist. There,
Lawrence pretended to be a Muslim and he wore the national uniform of Arabian (Head
cord and Kaffieh). He played a major role in supporting [Al Ashraf] who ruled
[Assham] and [AlHijaz] encourage them to rebel against the Turks in [Asitanah] (now
Istanbul) the symbol of the collapsed Ottoman empire. He was even known as
"Lawrence of the Arabs".


       As one can see, the various crusade and Zionist attempts to destroy Islam since
the early days of Islam produced deviant Muslims characters that adopted the corrupt
beliefs of the misled Sufis. As aforementioned, all this corruption came from under the
cloak of novelty they practiced through it. The Devil beautified disbeliefs and sins for
Muslims. The most dangerous novelties ever innovated were the beliefs of the saying:




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   (1) The Union, and                (2) the unity of the existence :

(1) By the Union they mean that Allah, Glory be to Him, unifies with a creature He
chooses and resides in his body, they called: (Creator and creature mixing) or called
pantheism… Thus, these human bodies turn into gods walking on earth and living
among people. (By this disbelieving corrupt belief, they mean that creature in whom
Allah resides in his body go bath to urinate and excrete!?… How horrible what they are
describing! Praised be Allah and far be Him from all that they attribute to Him. O
Allah!: [They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the
Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the
heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified Glorified be He, and High be

he above all that they associate as partners with him! (67 Az-Zumar).


       The first and most famous innovator of the saying of "Union and immanentism"
from the Sufis is [Al Hallag], may Allah damn him, for he who said: "Whoever refines
his soul by obeying Allah and curbs his desires and pleasures, will be elevated to the
rank of those close to Allah. He will continue to elevate till he goes beyond (the limits
of) human beings. For Allah's soul will enter his body as it did with Jesus and Mary.
Then, whatever he wills will come true and all his deeds will be those of Allah All-
Mighty." Far be Allah from all the lies and allegations they say about Him.


       The messages of Al Hallag's followers they report that Al Hallag said: "O you
who has desires and is the utmost desire!.. We testify that You have a different image in
each and every age... In our age, You are in the image of [Al Hussein Ibn Mansour]…
We seek Your protection and Mercy, the Knower of the Unseen."


       These people went far in their disbelief, even further than the existentialists, the
communists, Magi heretics or the worshippers of cows. This will be most evident on
reading the following poem, they alleged their sheikh [Abdul Qader Al Jilany] had
written it. The poem reads as follows:




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My shrine is Allah's House, whoever visits it

                                      Rushes to it in pride and dignity.



My order is Allah's order when I say "Be" it is

                                      All is by Allah's Will and submit to my ability.



I saw all that there are above all the heavens

                                      And the Throne which is in my grip



The rise and set of the sun and all the countries of Allah



Are at the tips of my toes I turn them over like a toy,

                                    I can travel round them in a blink of an eye.



If you supplicate us in any calamity,

                                    I will save you with my will



My follower, east or west,

                                    Whatever country you are in,

If I put my secret in a mountain,

                                    It will collapse to the ground

My follower, get up, play and sing

                                    Do whatever you wish, for high is always the name

And if I throw my secret on a fire,

                                    It will be put out by the Greatness of my power.




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(2) By the unity of the existence they mean:


       What has to do with the questions that Allah warned of it, as reported by the
Holy Prophet, Muhammad(pbuh), ordered us not to ask such questions such as: Where
is Allah?…How is He like?… Though these disbelievers claim that they believe in the
Qur'an, they interpret its verses in their own way… Allah All-Mighty put in the holy
Qur'an an end to imagination and controversy concerning how He looks like. Allah

says: [There is nothing like Him; and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.]…(Ash-

Shura: 11) " Yet, the Sufi heretic leaders who aim at destroying religion, such as Al

Hallag, Ibnul-Farid, Ibn Sab'een, Ibnul-Arabi and others who took their knowledge
ways from the source of Shiites focus, were not to be satisfied unless they innovate a
theory to match "existentialism", the doctrine of atheists like Sartre and Freud… They
propagated "the Unity of the existence". By this they meant that Allah All-Mighty exists
in all that is in the universe: solid things, water, air and all the creatures like mankind,
the Jinn, animals, birds, fish, seas, rivers, mountains, trees and sand. They seek evidence
in Allah's words: "And He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be."
And in Allah's verse:

       [ And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows them
but He. And He knows whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf falls,
but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh

or dry, but is written in a Clear Record.] (59 Al-Anam)


       Thus, they explained Allah's Knowledge of everything about His creatures to the
claim that He is unified with all His creatures and exists in every atom of them. This is a
sheer lie and can be easily refused. May Allah curse them, for their theory means that
Allah exists in everything even dirt and impure!!!.. Yet, the abovementioned verses
shows beyond doubt that Allah All-Mighty Is with us through His Knowledge, Hearing
and Sight. For Allah can be with us, even as He Is on His Throne over seven heavens.
Far be Allah from all their mean claims and fake allegations… For Allah is the Owner
of the Great Throne and some of His Tributes and Abilities were mentioned in this book
chapters entitled "Who is Allah?"



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       One of the followers of this sect, Abdul Kareem Ibrahim Al-Jilani known as Al
Jeely died in 830 A.H. wrote a poem to describe their belief in "the unity of
existence"… The poetry reads as follows:

    The creatures are like an ice.

                                     And You in them like a water as accompanying water.




As this atheist believed in "Unity of the existence", he also believed in the "Unity of
Religions". This is most evident in his poem that reads as follows:



   I let myself go wherever my desire guides me

                                     And I am not to disagree with my lover's judgement.

   So, once you see me bowing in a mosques

                                     And once you see me in frequent churches.

   And if the Islamic law holds me sinner

                                     In terms of facts I am obedient.




         May Allah curses them and their sects that excelled the disbelief of the
Disbelievers'… May Allah curse those who follow them till Judgement Day … Amen!.


        The time's wheel whirled fast to find the successors and the followers of those
Atheists (the coeval Sufis).. Who plagued this nation… They developed their thoughts
and fake ways… Thus, they no longer propagate for (The Union) or (The Incarnation)…
Also they abandoned the saying of (Unity of Existence)… All that after people
discovered their false… In this age these sayings and ideas were easily refuted by the
Islamic scholars who answered these disbelievers back and substantiated their refutation
with strong evidences and they unveiled their false allegations through the developed
modern press and the mass media.


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       Instead, those heretics convert their naïve ignorant followers to make birthday
celebrations and supplicate the dead shrines at their graves, claiming that they are
shrines of holy men. This way they could disseminate their novelties and false beliefs in
a fearful shape among the Muslim world... Their ideas had a devastating and immediate
effect on the minds of millions of people.


       In fact, the leaders of these modern Sufism and the bad groups who propagated
such stray and misleading ideas among the naïve and ignorant of Muslims had hidden
objectives… These undeclared objectives are to racketeer and to take advantage of these
millions of naïve as a sheer materially benefit... Another chapter of this book we will
mention some examples of their means for fraud and swindle people.


       In one of the Prophet's Hadiths, he (pbuh) said: "Islam began strange, and it
will be back strange once more as began. So, good is for those strangers!" Then,
the Prophet was asked: "And who are the strangers?" the Prophet answered:
"those who revive that of my Tradition which people spoiled ".


       In another Hadith reported by [Al Bukhari], the Prophet, Peace be upon him,
says: "He who innovates in it or harbors an innovator (in Islam) is cursed by Allah,
the angels and all mankind."


       This is very clear and needs no explication whatsoever. On its arise, Islam never
knew the word "Sufism" or "Sufi". It did not know even through the Qur'an and
Prophetic Tradition as its two authentic sources. Even before Islam, Arab never knew
the trend of "Sufism" the way it is today. The word "Tasawwuf" (Sufism) in old Arabic
literature did not imply any of the connotations it has with distinguished Arab Sufis
since they began and till today.


       In the middle of the second century A.H., "Sufism" made its appearance among
the Arab surrounding with its present philosophical and ideological dimensions. Those
well-versed in foreign cultures could trace "Sufism" back to some countries known for
their pagan religions such as, Budhism and the Brahmas. It could also be traced back to
the Greek thought such as "Modern Platonism". Then, this "Sufism" appeared in the
Muslim communities in the era of Abbasids. Then, it was well-established in the


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Fatimide era in Egypt and it lasted up till now. Unfortunately, none of the well-versed
Islamic scholars in Egypt could put an end to this ailment, though its rituals are
practiced under their noses and in front of their eyes in the birthday celebrations and
before the shrines.


         Recently and after the widespread of the printing press houses, the heads of the
bad "Sufi" groups published many books in Egypt and Lebanon. These books instigate
the public to neglect the religious ordinances and spur them to adhere to the novelties
and prayers of polytheist. Thus, they invite people for committing sins and they meet
Allah's description,: [Or have they partners with Allah (false gods) who have
instituted for them a religion which Allah has not ordained? And had it not been for
a decisive Word (gone forth already), the           matter would have been judged
between them. And verily, for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) there is a

painful torment] (21 Ash-Shura). In their books, found some of the weak [Hadiths]

and the false ones. Moreover, these books include many silly and sinful sayings. Yet,
the wise and alert can never be deceived by their flagrant lies.


         These people did not consider the consequences of the lies they wrote in their
books as well as the novelties and polytheist they propagated in them. They did not
either think of the harm and misguidance they spread amongst the nation of Prophet
Muhammad, Peace and Blessings be upon him. If they had thought of all that, their
harm would not have exceeded that of the arch foes of Islam: the Jews and Christians.
But as Allah All-Mighty said about such people: [ They may bear their won burdens in
full on the day of Resurrection, and also of the burdens of those whom they misled

without knowledge. Evil indeed is that which they shall bear!.] (25 An-Nahl)


         Here is a story to emphasize that these corrupt beliefs are firm in the minds of
many of the green grass in Egypt. This story happened to me in personal when I was
there:
         In the seventieths of the century twentieth A.D., I used to travel form holy
Makkah to Egypt several times a year for business reasons. At those days, I used to
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International Airport and to continue your travel to Alexandria, there are three ways…
One can take the train from its terminal in Ramsis square, take a cab that travels through
green fields path or a cab to travel through the           desert way. But the desert
way    is   very   boring      and sometimes this makes the driver fall asleep… For
throughout the way you see the same view; endless sand. There are no various scenes to
look at and enjoy yourself.


       But for the fields paths, it is totally different. Along the path from Cairo to
Alexandria you can see the green fields and the Nile water canals on both sides. And all
along the way the passenger can see the different Egyptian villages and cities and he
never gets bored. The most important site the passengers pass by, in the opinion of most
of the Egyptians, is the shrine of the so-they-called [Al Sayyid Ahmad Al Badawi] in
Tanta City. For, it is considered to be the grave of the most important Sufi holy men.
And there they supplicate and pray him. Further, they believe that the dust of his grave
is blessed. At that shrine, people slaughter animals in the way of sacrifice. They also
hold the birthday celebration attended by thousands of naïve people from all villages
and cities, so as to win his blessings and satisfaction. Such people think that Allah will
never respond to their prayers but through his corpse buried under his mosque's dome.


       As for me I always preferred to travel from Cairo to Alex by train to enjoy the
scenes of the green fields and the beautiful Nile banks as well as that of the farmers
working in their fields. Furthermore, I think that train is a safer means of traveling than
cars whose drivers are rash.


       One day of the times on reaching Cairo International Airport at 10 a.m., I took a
cab as usual to drive me to the railway terminal. I was holding two big suitcases
when I ride the cab and driver ran by his car during the long road that starts from
airport and ends at [Mesrul-jadyda] section. It was a long road and there were no
buildings around us but the Sheraton Hotel in the leftside. During our journey to the
railway, the driver tried to chat with me as most taxi drivers usually do. So, he asked me
why do I want to go to the railway. I told him that I wanted to go to Alexandria by train.
He asked me if I am sure to find a seat in the 12 o'clock or one o'clock train?… He
added : (that there was jamming on trains at that time and that he feared I would stay in
the station buffet waiting for a seat with no avail because I have no prior reservation?)...


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To this I answered that I always manage myself to get a ticket once I reach the station.
And it always works. So don't be worried about me… But he hurry said to me: "Sir! let's
head immediately for Alexandria to spare you the trouble of booking a ticket."… I felt
that the driver hoped to get a good fare for driving me to Alex directly...So, I did not
want to disappoint him. Thus, I agreed to his proposal, though I prefer to travel by train
as I previously mentioned.

       On my approval, he asked whether I prefer the desert road or the fields path?… I
said that I prefer the latter so as to enjoy the sceneries of fields and trees. I was
overtaken when he said: "Good for your brefer for ! we'll pass by [Al Sayyid Al
Badawi's shrine] and be blessed from him on our travel way ." On hearing this, I felt so
awkward because if I said yes, this would mean that I approve of his corrupt belief in Al
Badawy's blessings… This would lead me into the abyss of polytheist. Thus, I turned to
him, for I was sitting beside him. And I said to him in a sharp tone: "By Allah if we are
heading for the fields path to be blessed by the shrine, of your master (Al-Badawi).. let's
go through the desert road. For we don't need this blessing."…

       As soon as I finished my sentence, I found my head hitting the front
windshield... Hearing my words that stupid driver pressed the brakes suddenly as strong
as possible. For my words gave him a great shock, as if I were a disbeliever. I thanked
Allah that there were no cars close behind, or else we would hit. After stopping so
abruptly, he pulled over and got out of the car in a nervous way. Then, he took my bags
out of the car trunk and put them on the sidewalk. In the course of all this, I was so
frightened that he might pull me out of the car, batter me and scandalize us. But thank
Allah, all my expectations were wrong. All he did was open the car door and ask me to
get out of the car so as not to cause a calamity to befall him that day by my talking in a
bad way about Al Sayyid Al Badawi. Of course at that moment I realized that it would
only make things worse if I discussed the issue with that man and tried to take him out
of his beliefs… All I said was: "How can you ask me to get out of the car with my bags
in this unfrequented area?… At least drive me to a populated place, [Roxi square] for
instance, where I can get a cab… But he retorted that he was not ready to drive me even
one meter after what he had heard from me about Al Sayyid Al Badawi. I offered to pay
double the fare of driving me to the train terminals if he drives me to any populated
area. He answered immediately: "By Allah I will not drive you even a meter, even if



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you paid me one thousand pounds… The last thing I need is a crisis. For I may have an
accident in which I lose my car and life." He added: "Get off my car or else…" I could
not help obeying him. I thought it was enough to have my head hit and thank Allah I
was not hurted much. So I got out of the car and he sat behind the wheel.
Though    he was     far from being fair with me, I wanted to be more fair and
thoughtful than he was. So, I took ten-pound notes out of my pocket and gave it to him
saying: "May Allah forgive you! Take this for losing your turn before the airport and
driving me to this remote area. Thanks!" He did not take the money. So, I threw it on
the seat beside him. Then, he snatched it and threw it in my face. He ran his car and
moved away calling me names and cursing his bad luck.


       This story shows how deep dangerous is the effect of these corrupt Sufi beliefs
on a big section of the Egyptians. May Allah guide them to the Righteous Path of His
Holy Qur'an and the Prophetic Tradition… For the Egyptians are our kindred since
Prophet Abraham, till Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them, and up
till now. And the Egyptian themselves saying goes as follows: "Blood is thicker than
water". In fact, we wish the Egyptians all goodness, for they are the most kind-hearted
people in the whole world.

       The story of birthday celebrations and supplicating the dead at their shrines
which is widespread in the Islamic world in general and in Egypt and the Sudan in
particular. Yet, some countries are free from this corrupt phenomenon by Allah's Mercy,
atop of which is (Saudi Arabia)... But this story needs to be capacity not less than huge
volumes... But I will just try to shed light on its characteristics briefly to show how
misled are those naïve who adopt these corrupted beliefs and practice these sins.
Ironically, they think that it is the beat way to the Pleasure and paradise of Allah, All-
Mighty. Though it is but the worst and shortest way to Hellfire and the Wrath of Allah
All-Mighty.

      Yet, those who repent and follow the Righteous path is forgiven by Allah, the
Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful.

       Looking at the Sufi's and Shiites' acts which they claim to be out of their love for
the Prophet (pbuh) and his Folks! Looking at their frequenting graves they claim to be
for the Prophet's Folks! And behold these domes and mosques they established atop of


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these graves (Beware Muslims should not pray in such mosques as long as there is a
grave in each of them)! They supplicate and pray these ashes and dead rank corpses and
it is not even known whether they are for animals or humans. These mosques were built
by the Fatimide state on graves in Egypt to distract the attention from pilgrimage to
Makkah… Then, they named these mosques were after the names of the Prophet's
Folks. According to the books of Islamic history, though, none of these graves are for
the Prophet's Folks: neither Al Hussein, Zeinab or even Nafisa... Thus, they misled the
Egyptians and spoilt their beliefs, for they led them to visit these shrines and to
supplicate these idols, kiss the tombstones and curtains of their graves, supplicate the
corpses lying down there and ask them and not Allah, Glory Be to Him, whatever they
need. They also made them hope that these corpses, and not Allah, will respond to their
prayers. People also beseech these shrines in a way they do not beseech Allah and they
offer them sacrifices. They even immerse their hands in these sacrifices' blood and print
their imprints on the walls of the mosque as an evidence on their obedience for the dead
guy of the shrine to gain his satisfaction. These    wrong       practices   take place in
Egypt with the so-called shrines of Al-Hussein, Al Badawy, Al Shaf'I, Al-Refa'e,
Al Disouqy, Al Jilany, Al 'Afifi, Al Zaila'I, Al 'Aidrous, Ashazly, Al Moursy Abul-
Abbas and what they so-called the shrine of (their Sayed) Bishr in Alexandria city.


       They even create fancy false celebrations… As dates of birth for these fake holy
men of theirs and visit their shrines annually as pilgrimages visit to their birthday
celebrations… Don't ask me about the sins and acts of perversion that take place in
these occasions and the mingling of men and women who dance to the rhythm of
tambourines and pipes... These men and women thus touch bodies each other, which is
impermissible. After all this, they chant the oratorios of love for the Prophet and his
Folks, as they allege. While in fact these oratorios talk about flattering eyes, lips and
lashes… Afterwards, the visitors engage in smoking opium and [Hashish] in their dens,
small tents, adjacent to the mosques and shrines. In these dens, men and women commit
all the possible sins. (I witnessed myself some of these shameful acts beside the mosque
of Al-Hussein that is adjacent to [Al-Azhar] headquarters and the house of religious
ruling in Egypt... This means that this happens right under the nose of the eminent
scholars of Al-Azhar and they do not lift a hand to stop it) .




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          In the book of Al-Gabarty's history (page 225, the first volume) that the
Egyptian historian, a description of some of these acts in the birthday celebrations of Al
'Afifi. About this Al-Gabarty says: "they establish many tents, kitchens and corners and
a lot of different people gather there. Amongst those people are the elites, the green
grass, the villagers, the fun, play and amusement goers, belly dancers, whores,
magicians and pimps…

         These people tread the graves and urinate on them. They commit adultery and
beat the drums and tambourines day and night. Even the scholars frequent these
occasions and naturally all the merchants, emirs and the rank and file follow in their
steps without questioning or deny it. They even think that this will draw them nearer to
Allah.

         In his book "The Prophetic Tradition and Novelties", Mr. Muhammad Bin
Abdel-Salam Al Shukairy, may Allah rest his soul, wrote the following about
celebrating the Prophet's birthday said: "As for [the Hijry] month of [Rabi'Al-Awal] and
the novelty of celebrating the Prophet's birthday in it, people do not dedicate this month
for prayers, remembrance of Allah, worshipping Allah or almsgiving. It is not even set
by the Prophet as an Islamic feast like Fridays or Lesser and Greater holydays... It is
true that in this month the Prophet was born, but it is equally true that he died in it. So,
why do they celebrate the Prophet's birth and forget all about his death… Celebrating
the Prophet's birth is a sinful novelty not mentioned in the Islamic Law and does not
follow from sound logic either. If this celebration is right, how come that Abu Bakr,
'Umar, Othman, Ali and all the other Companions, followers and Imams overlooked
it… No doubt that this celebrations is another novelty innovated by the misleading
Sufis… Then, it became a common practice amongst people except those whom Allah
protected and guided to the truth of Islam… What possibly can be the benefit of the
money spent on all these decorations and other manifestations of celebrations like
fireworks and etc. Does the gathering of dancers, whores, pipers, thieves, pickpockets
and magicians invoke Allah's Pleasure?.. What is so            pious in the gathering of
those in red, green, yellow and black turbans who have corrupt understanding of the
attributes of Allah, those who whistle and beat drums in inns and pubs. Then, Al
Shukairy describes the participation of the eminent scholars and Sheikhs in these fairs
and celebrations. He says: "The participation of these eminent contemporary scholars in



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these celebrations establishes this novelty in the Public's mind. So, they think it as a
Prophetic Tradition that leads to the Pleasure of Allah and the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
Though Allah All-Mighty and His Prophet have clear of these people".



                  (Here the opinion of Al Shukairy, came to an end)



        Let's also consider the scope of harm that inflicts the nation of Muhammad
(pbuh) as a result of these wrong practices…(for instance): These practices give the
foreigners a pretext to poke irony at our religion… When they come to Egypt and see
these insane acts and record or take photos for them. And on returning home in Europe
or America, they broadcast these films on TV, and in the press. They air these things to
say to the non-Muslims, "Look! This is Islam and these are the Muslims and their
rituals" .


        In this regard, I'd like to recount an incident that happened to me when I was in a
Spanish resort 20 years ago… I was in Spain on a business trip. One day, a German
businessman who owns a Contractions' company in Spain invited me to have lunch in
his vast villa. He also invited an English architect and a Spanish contractor… The point
is this was a business lunch. Before lunchtime, we talked about a various of things. We
spoke in English. And I found this a golden opportunity to speak to them about
Islam and refute the Christian accusations against Islam. I thought myself, May Allah
make me the reason for their Guidance or the Guidance for one of them.


        As soon as I had started touching upon this issue, the German said: "Let's cut the
long story short. If you would allow me to spare you the lengthy explanation of Islam! I
have a video tape, the duration of which is an hour. This tape is in English and tackles
Islam with expatiation. I had recorded it from "a Mont Carlo – based Missionary T.V.
Channel"… Would you allow me to show it to our companions here?"… I could not
but accept this to see what kind of films was that film which speaks about Islam.


        The German man took out a Video tape from one of the shelves and put it in the
Video set. We all were anxious to know what that Video film talked about to introduce



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Islam to non-Muslims, especially that this film was recorded from a Christian
missionary channel?..



       The first thing that appeared on the screen was some English words in bold
saying: "This Is Islam". Then came a sequence of Panoramic shots for the minarets
and domes of Muhammad Ali's Citadel in Cairo. Then, there was a zoom-in and a
zoom-out on the scenes of Al Azhar and Al Hussein Mosques in Cairo as the places of
Muslims' worship in Egypt. An announcer's voice commented all along to tell the
audience about these places on the screen. Then, he said: "Now we are to see how
Muslims perform their prayers in these mosques." Then, simples of idiots men appear
on the screen standing in two rows in front of each other into the portico Al Hussein
mosque…

       From the side faced to [Khan Alkhalili] markets… Between the two rows stood a
man wearing a green turban and many rosaries round his neck. All these people kept
swinging in a hysterical way saying: "Allah … Haiy … Allah … Haiy". They kept
doing this and their speed accelerated and their voice got louder with the passage of
time. Once these people get tired and exhausted, the man in the middle shouts in a very
loud voice, "Haiy-y-y" to encourage them and sparks enthusiasm within them. Then,
those lined in the rows got zealous once more and repeated what they did before. The
best performer amongst those is he who swings fastest and speaks loudest till his mouth
foamed and he falls to the ground out of exhaustion. The audience may even think that
he is dead.


       The film disclosed all these shameful practices that take place inside the
mosques and the adjacent streets and those scandals that happen during birthday
celebrations... All these things make the Europeans mock us and our religion. I tried
hard to set this wrong notion of Islam correct and to tell them that what is on the tape
has nothing from the real Islam. But all my tries was to no avail after they watched the
hysterical movements and deviant practices that happen in the more famous Egyptian
mosques.

       Again we reiterate, consider how harmful are these Sufi practices and novelties
to Islam and Muslims?… What Al Gabarty said since (220) years ago and follow him,


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Al Shukairy who attacked Sufism and surprised the participation of the religious
scholars in these wrong practices and wondered how they did not condemn them and
rectify their wrong celebrations though they still see them close enough. When this was
written, it was said that this is the time of waking up. But we are no longer sure whether
we are in the age of waking up or deep slumber. There is no Power or Might but
through Allah the Great.

       Again we hark back to the celebration of the Prophet's birth. If this celebration
had been of the Prophetic Tradition, it would have been mentioned in the Hadiths or the
acts of the Prophet's Companions, May Allah be pleased with them, after his death. For
the Prophet's Companions were more keen on any good deeds than any one that
succeeded them. But the Prophet's Companions, the best of people and ancestors, did
not celebrate the Prophet's birthday. Even their followers and the followers of the
followers did not celebrate it. This was true till the sixth century A.H. when Sultan
Arpel innovated this celebration.

       In his book "Al-Eattesam", Al Shatby said: The Islamic Law is a perfect one and
is not liable to be added not to omitted from. For Allah All-Mighty says about it: "This
day I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favour upon you, and have

chosen for you Islam as your religion."(3: Al-Ma'idah) Those who incline towards

the novelty of celebrating the Prophet's birthday is implying that Islam is imperfect and
this celebration is to treat the imperfect of the religion that came by prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) who said: "I don't left you (Muslims) but on the clear-cut right path…".

       Those who traced back the beginning of the birthday novelty that who created it,
thay evince of this novelty proved that the innovators propagated it through some
fabricated traditions claimed to be of the Prophet (pbuh).

       One of the evidences of the invalidity of this novelty is that during the
celebration people stand up on hearing about the Prophet's birth... They believe that at
that moment the Prophet's soul comes to them. So, they stand out of respect to the
Prophet. This contradicts what [Abu Umama Al Bahily] May Allah be pleased with
him, reported. For he said that: "one day the Prophet (pbuh) came to us leaning on a




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crutch. And we stood up on seeing him. But he said: "Don't stand up in respect as
foreigners do to become great each others".


      Another sound Hadith, reported by Muslim reads that Anas, May Allah be pleased
with him, said: "There was no one dearer to them (the Prophet's Companions) than
the Prophet (pbuh). And on seeing him, they never stood up. For they knew he
hated their doing this".


       And in the books of [Al Bukhari] and [Muslim], the Prophet (pbuh) said: "He
who likes to see men stand for him (in the way of respect) will resume his position
in Hellfire".


       It is not a good manner to disobey the orders of the Prophet (pbuh). And from the
previous Hadiths, we can see that the Prophet ordered the Muslims not to stand up in
respect for him in person. So, how those people could stand up in respect for hearing
about his birth after his death?!.When the well-versed scholars order those people to
stop conducting these practices and the kinds of worships that were not ordained by
Allah All-Mighty, they retort that these are good novelties like celebrating the Prophet's
birthday.

      These practices also involve their loud invocation of Peace and Blessings on the
Prophet (pbuh) before and after each call to prayer. These novelties also include the
loud prayers and religious poems they say to praise the Prophet and his Folks. They see
all this permissible for it expresses their love for the Prophet (pbuh). However, we
would say to them the only way to express your love for the Prophet (pbuh) is to follow
his Tradition. To those who hold a different opinion from the Islamic schools, we read
Allah's words: "And in whatsoever you differ, the decision thereof is with Allah (He is

the ruling judge),"…(10: Ash-Shura).         Allah also says: "(and) if you differ in

anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger , if you believe
inAllah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final

determination"(59: An-Nisa).




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      No one can have a word to say after that of Allah All-Mighty and the Prophet
(pbuh) saying... When some followers contradicted one of the Prophet's decisions
making use of the opinions of Abu Bakr and 'Umar, May Allh be pleased with them, Ibn
'Abbas, May Allah be pleased with both of them, said to them: "You are about to be
tortured with stones fall down on your heads from heavens. I tell you what the Prophet
(pbuh) said and you say, '(But) Abu Bakr and 'Umar said (so and so)!'" Now, what
about those who said that celebrating the Prophet's birthday is permissible relying on the
opinions of this or that?.

       In spite of all these irrefutable evidences, to refute their mistakes, some of them
insist on recoursing to the Four Islamic doctrines Imams, especially some of differences
between them. These innovators do not accept but the opinion of the Islamic doctrine
they follow. They refuse any different opinion even if it is substantiated by a Prophetic
Tradition or a Qur'anic verse... Many of the Hanafi fanatics know next to nothing about
the provisions of the Prophetic Tradition and the sound traditions… Out of ignorance
they even claimed that their prayer would not be valid if the Imam was not a Hanafian.
Further, they deny those who lift their hands before and after bowing in prayers and
those who lift their forefinger on saying "I testify that there is no god but Allah"… in
[Al Tashahud]. This fanaticism is common among the hard-line followers of the other
three Islamic doctrines. Each of them sees that his doctrine is the correct one and the
others are wrong, as if his doctrine were a Qur'an revealed by Archangel Gabriel. Some
of them went so far to the extent to prevent marry his daughter to him who follows a
different doctrine.


       What is more surprising is that these fanatic beliefs are held by some of the
Islamic scholars. These scholars pretend that they follow the Prophetic Tradition and the
Islamic community. However, their deeds and words have nothing to do with the four
Islamic doctrines…. Because some of the Imams of these doctrines said that if there is
a sound Prophetic Tradition, their opinions are of no avail. These Imams, May Allah
rest their souls, never ordered people to follow them. They rather asked people to follow
the Holy Qur'an and the Prophetic Tradition.


Let's review some of the sayings of the four Imams, May Allah rest their souls:




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»       Imam Al Shafi'I said: "If there is a sound Hadiths (concerning the issue at hand),

it will be my opinion. Then, don't pay heed to what I say (otherwise)."


»       Imam Malik said: "The sayings of any man can be either obeyed or disobeyed

except the owner of that grave. (He pointed to the grave of the Prophet (pbuh)".


»       Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said: "Don't ape me, Malik or Al Awza'i. Instead,

follow whatever we followed. For we never follow but the Qur'an and sound prophetic
tradition".


»       Imam Abu Hanifa said: "If the opinion was for Allah All-Mighty, the Prophet

(pbuh) or his Companions, May Allah be pleased with them, then it goes without any
saying else. But if it is come by the followers, then it is the opinion of fallible men like
us".

       Thus, if the innovators are of good intentions, their fault will be that they do not
know the sound Prophetic Tradition and did not study the science of tradition full well.
Thus, they could not discriminate between sound, good, weak and fabricated Hadiths.
So, they took all that is attributed to the Prophet (pbuh) for granted, adhered to it and
made others follow it. But it is agreed upon that the weak Hadith should not be
considered or followed when it comes to Islamic provisions. Even if it invites to a good
deed and is so weak, it should never be followed.

       The week Hadith is that reported by a man accused of lying. In short, the
ignorance of these people of the science of weak       Hadith    brought     about    many
inflictions on the nation of Islam and misled them. For they add to the religion what has
nothing to do with Islam religion.


       If these people said that it cannot be said for sure that a Hadith is weak or
fabricated. To them we say that it is crystal clear that as Allah vowed to protect the Holy
Qur'an, he guided reliable scholars to dedicate their lives to scrutinizing the Prophet's
Hadiths to decide whether they are authentic, good, weak or fabricated. They also



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explain the reasons for this classification. Further they classified the reporters, the
honest and the liar. They defined who are the reporters that memorized the Hadiths by
heart and who did not. They also specified the alert reporters and the inattentive ones.
Many books, authentic ones, were written in this. These books were meticulously edited
and reviewed until they became fully reliable.

         So, how come that some of the innovators say that the Prophetic Hadiths are
teem with lies and it is better not to follow them. This is though Allah says: "And
whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad           ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬gives you, take it; and
whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it). And fear Allah; verily, Allah is Sever in
punishment". ( Al-Hashr : 7 )


         In one of the Hadiths mentioned in [Abu Dawoud's Traditions] which was
approved by both the [Dhahaby] and [Al Tirmidhy], that [Abi Rafi'] reported that the
Prophet (pbuh) said while people were around him: "Of you will be him who hears
my order to do or leave a thing, but he says while leaning on his sofa, 'We will not
obey but whatever we find in Allah's Book".


         Allah supports the Prophetic Tradition in the Holy Qur'an. He All-Mighty says:

"Nor does he speak of (his own) desire * It is only a Revelation revealed". (An-Najm

: 3-4)


          Allah also warns Muslims against disobeying the Prophet: "And let those who
oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad ‫وسلن‬            ‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه‬commandment (i.e. his
Sunnah-legal ways, order, acts of worship, statements) (among the sects) beware, lest
some fitnah (disbelief, trials afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowerd by a tyrant)

should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them. (An-Nur :63)


         In this regard, sheikh [Abul A'la Al Mawdoudi] May Allah rest his soul, said in
"Al Balagh newspaper" issue No. (609-) Dhu Al-Qa'dah 1401 A.H. early as the
thirteenth century A.H., this affliction of "denying the authenticity of the Prophetic
Tradition" was brought back to life. This affliction originated in Iraq and flourished in
India. it was propagated by [Ahmad Khan Mulowy] and [Assheikh Garagh Ali]. Then,


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[Mulowy Abdullah Jakar Alouwy], [Mulowy Ahmad Al Deen Al Amertsury] and
[Aslam Gragboury] nourished it. Now, it is under the auspices of [Ghulam Ahmad
Birweez] who led it to the abyss of stray.

       This is ghulam Ahmad Birweez in Pakistan and he has hyper-active in
disseminating his delusion and aberrance.

       His speeches were broadcasting everywhere. He wrote many books and
interpreted the Holy Qur'an on the basis of his disbelief and ignorance… Yet, this man
has a lot of followers. Many are misguided by him. It is true that the Hadith scholars
and some of the Hanafi followers stand up to him. But it seems that he is financed and
supported by some countries hostile to Islam... They help him to disseminate his poison
everywhere. In the meanwhile, those facing up to him do not have the same resources.
So, their articles and books are not read but by those who attend their lessons. Those
who deny the liability of the Prophetic Tradition jeopardize Islam more than Judaism or
Christianity. For they propagate their deviant ideas in the name of Islam. In Islamic law
and Quran by common sense, he who denies the Prophetic Tradition disbelieves in
Allah All-Mighty. Further, he adopts a different creed, other than that agreed upon
unanimously by Muslims concerning the main principles of Islam and its subsidiary
ones. They even differ in their worship. For, as I heard, they do not pray but three times
a day, (I'm not see myself).

       It is incumbent on the Muslim scholars and rulers to fight these sect. This can be
done through publishing books on the Prophetic Tradition and refuting their opinions.
They should also send some scholars to these groups to stand up for their lies.
Combating these groups is as vital as combating disbelievers. No one can be deceived
by disbelievers. But these groups deceive many people because they wear the cloak of
Islam, especially by those who know little about the Holy Qur'an and the Prophetic
Tradition. Muslim Scholars have been doing their best to disclose the truth of these
groups for a long time.


       Many people also call for overlooking the [aahaad] traditions. But this will lead
to neglecting many important Islamic main and subsidiary principles. This opinion is
but a prelude for overlooking the whole Prophetic Tradition, for most of it is based on
aahaad Hadiths. This reminds me of a book entitled [Taiseer Al wahyyn Fi Al-Ektifa'a


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Bessahyhain] This book is the first step towards a bottomless abyss. For this will finally
lead to denying the whole Prophetic Tradition".



                     (Here Al Mawdoudy's opinion came to an end)

       Let's back to review some of the various Sufi ways of manipulating their simple
and ignorant followers to profiteer. Those Sufi blackmail the poor and rob them of their
nourishments. The poor never hesitate to give banquets and money to the Sufi and
prefer them to themselves. They do all this as long as the Sufi guarantee that they will
enter Allah's Gardens and escape His Punishment. This is always the case. The so-called
Sufis or mystics suck the blood of their destitute and needy followers to accumulate
fortunes.


»      One of these Sufis is [Al Disouky] who was reported in the book [Tabakat

Assha'rany] to have said: the doors of Hellfire is in my hand, I can close them any time
and open the gates of Paradise. I will make Paradises the Abode of him whoever visits
me". And we say him O Disouky! If you have the key of the paradise open it as you
will, why don't you go reside in it and enjoy its blessings and let people alone their
business?.


»      While writing this chapter of my book about the Sufi's manipulation and

extortion of their followers, the strangest things happened to me. It was Saturday
evening, the twenty fifth of August 2001, the sixth of Jumay Ath-thaniyyah. After the
Evening prayer, I was writing while listening by the Radio to a program called "Light
on the path". It was broadcast by the Holy Qur'an Channel from the Riyadh. In this
program, one of the reliable Saudian Islamic scholars answers the listeners' questions.
That night the guest was his eminence, sheikh Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Al
Ghadyan. A listener from the Sudan asked him saying: that he is a follower of one of
the Sudanese Sufi groups. But his co-followers told him that the sheikh presides the
group stipulates that any pilgrim must give him fifth of his possessions before going to
Makkah and a sheep before entering his own house after his return... Sheikh Ghadyan
answered him fully and ably, showing him that following such groups is not right. He
further told him that the sheikh of this group does not adhere to the Islamic Law or the



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Prophetic Tradition. And that he tries to blackmail them and share their fortunes with
them though this is not his right.

        These Sufis groups well deserve all the accusations pressed against them. May
Allah guide them and us to the Right Path… Some of them went to the extent of
claiming that they are Prophets and that they do not receive the Revelation through
Archangel Gabriel, they rather receive it directly from Allah All-Mighty. This is
because they are too close to Allah to have any mediators between them...

        They also claim that because of this elevated rank they are exempted of all the
forms of worshipping Allah. So, they do not pray, fast or perform any kind of
ordinance. Though Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) , the best of all Allah's creatures who
was honored with Prophecy and good manners never attributed to any other Prophet, he
never said that he received Revelation directly from Allah. And he never spared an
effort to worship Allah. Instead, he used to worship Allah all night long till his feet hurt.
And when [Assayyeda Aisha], May Allah be pleased with her, said to him, "O Prophet
of Allah, why do you do all this while Allah forgave you your faults and the faults to
come?", the Prophet answered her: "Don't I like to be a thankful worshipper?"…
The Prophet (pbuh) never said that he was exempted from any religious obligation like
prayers or fasting and etc.

       Other Sufis leaders claim that they have abilities like those attributed to Allah,
Glory be to Him. They say so out of disbelief and atheism. Thus, they gave the
opportunity to each liar to allege that he is Allah's Prophet or that he knows the Unseen.
And this is exactly what happened in the last century. Many Sufis leaders alleged that a
'Qur'an' was revealed to them. Some of these leaders are [Mirza Gholam Ahmad Al
Qadiany], [Muhammad Ali Albab], [Mirza Hassan Ali] who is famous as [Al Baha'a]
and finally the Sudanese imposter [Muhammad Mahmoud].

Let's mention some of their famous tyrants' allegations and flights of fantasy as follow:


»      In the book "Tabakat Assha'rany", he says about the blessings of his master,

[Assharif Al Magzoub], "When the Nubian stabbed my master [Ali Al Khawwas],
Assharif Al Magzoub came out of his tomb and stab".



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»      In the same book, it is written about Ahmad Al Badawy, (who is decay ashes

now) he said: That is Al Badawy enjoy the prosperous worldly life and that he can
bring life whoever he wills back to life after death. He further meets the needs of people
and give them promises. This is despite that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was never said
to give anybody anything after his death… If Allah All-Mighty were to grant any of his
dead creatures the ability to extend a helping hand to his beloved and relatives, He
would give this ability to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). But here is Al Badawy,
despite his death, alive and prospering. Moreover, he grants life to whoever he wills
amongst the dead. Al Sha'rany in his book relates the biography of his master Al
Badawy saying: "My sheikh make me take the oath under the dome before the face of
master Ahmad Al Badawy and took my hand towards him. At that moment, the honored
hand got out of the tomb and shook my hand and Asshinnawy said: "Take care of him
and keep an eye on him" Then, I heard master Al Badawy saying: "Yes".

        Al Sha'rany also said in his book that once he lagged behind and did not attend
the Birthday celebration of Ahmad Al Badawy. But some of them who attended the fair
told me that on that day Albadawy unveiled his shrine and said: "Abdul Wahab Al-
Sha'rany ran late. Why has not come yet".


         Al Sha'rany also said that he saw many sheikhs, dead and alive, walk or crawl
into the Badawy's fair with their shrouds.


         He also said about Al-Harthy, "I supplicated him to fulfill a need of mine and I
was on the roof of [Umm Khoand] school in Egypt. Then, I saw him come out from his
tomb and walk from [Domietta] towards me till we were 5 feet far. Then, he said: "You
have to be patient." After that he disappeared.


»      As for [Ahmad Bin Muhammad Abul 'Abbas Attigany], born in 1150 A.H., he

said about himself, "My soul is the soul of Muhammad (pbuh). It guides the Prophets
and Messengers, while my soul everlastingly guides the knowing. On Doomsday, Allah
will summon His creatures and a caller will call them out loud saying: "0. You people of
the Resurrection! This is your Imam who supported you".




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»          In the book called [Aja'eb Al-Athar] for Al Gabarty, Volume (1), Page: (320), he
wrote about the wonders he saw. He wrote the following:


"The so-called Sufi, [Ali Bin Hijazy Bin Muhammad Al Bayyumi], who died in 1183
A.H.,claimed that he saw Sheikh [Al Dimirdash] in the heaven and the latter said to
him: 'Don't have fear neither in this worldly life nor in the Hereafter' Al Bayyumi said
that he used to see the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and that when Al Bayyumi went to Al
Sayyid Al Badawy, he saw the Prophet (pbuh) there. On seeing him, Al Bayyumi was
afraid that this might be an illusion. But he saw Al Dimirdash at his tomb saying to him:
'extend your hand to greet the Prophet, for he is now at my shrine"?!!.


»           [Ali Harazem] in his book, [ Jawaher Alma'ani Fi Faid Al-Tijany] Volume (1)

page: (97), wrote, "the greatest idol of Tijanian said that the Master of the existence "by
this he means the Prophet (pbuh)(*) told me, he saw him in reality and not in dreams:
'Whoever renders you any service or feed you will enter paradise without Reckoning or
Punishment' So, I asked him: 'All this for him who renders me an iota of goodness? And
all those who feed me will enter paradise without Reckoning or Punishment?…


Then Al Tijany describes a lengthy dialogue between him and the Prophet (pbuh).
Finally, he recounted that The Prophet (pbuh) said: 'I guarantee all this for them, they
will be never denied it till you all accompany me and enter the highest ranks in
paradise."




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    (*)   Text came as above-mentioned (Master Of The Existence) in spite of this title incorrect for the
           Prophet (pbuh), for he is the Master Of The Creatures,. So Allah All-Mighty He Is The Master
           Of The Existence.




»          For [Abi Talib Al Makky]'s book "Qaot Al Quluob" (Page: 103), it is reported

that a Sufi addressed Allah saying: "Some people asked You and You gave them on


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earth. You make them walk fly like birds, and granted them the treasures under the
earth… Thus, the powerful beseeched them"… Then, he describes the blessings
bestowed on him by Allah All-Mighty and says: "Allah put me in the lower orbit and
made me orbit the lower kingdom and showed me the earth and the sand beneath it.
Then, He put me in the upper orbit and made me orbit the heavens and showed me the
Paradises and the Throne therein. Then, Allah brought me to His presence and said to
me: 'Ask me whatever you saw and you'll be granted it.' But I said: ( O my Master! I
saw nothing that appealed to me to ask you)…… Praised be to Allah and far be Him
from these lies they told against Him... Did you see how this grandest idol have the
cheek to claim having such relation with Allah All-Mighty?… Such a relationship was
not enjoyed by any other creature, even Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the best of
creatures… It is a wonder that after seeing the Throne, according to his flagrant lie, he
rudely said to Allah that nothing appealed to him of what he saw and thus he asked
nothing from Allah. This dissolute adds at the end of his saying in his book "Quot Al
Quluob" after that he says as, Allah All-Mighty said to him: (That way you are truly my
servant). Far be Allah, Glory be to Him, from all this fakes.


»      Another flight of imagination was reported by [Al Sawy]… He said in his

footnote for the book of (Sharh Alkhareeda )written by [addardeer] that Al Rifa'I stood
opposite the Prophet's tomb and addressed him by reciting these two verses:




       When far from you, I send my soul

                                       As my deputy to kiss the earth of you.



       And here is the ghosts nation came to attend your tomb

                                       So, stretch your hand out to honor my lips.



They said that the hand of the prophet (pbuh) came out of the tomb for him to kiss.




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»      Addabbagh wrote a book to propagate all these lies and fabrications. In it he

said: "I saw one of the Sufis. He was of a very high (spiritual) rank. He could see all the
animate and dumb creatures- the beasts, insects, the skies, the stars, the earth and the
whole universe. And he could hear all their voices and talks simultaneously. Then, he
gives each of them whatever it needs without any confusion..." O Allah! We seek Your
Forgiveness and repent to You for the lies of some of Your creatures tell against You.
Those who went astray and misled Your servants. What are the abilities that this atheist
did not attribute to himself because they are exclusive to Allah?.. Far be Allah from all
their lies and aberrance. We seek protection in Allah from any creature that believes this
nonsense and invokes Allah's Curse on him till Doomsday. There is no Power or Might
but through Allah, the All-Mighty.


»       [Rabe'a Al 'Adawiyya] was one of the Sufi. She enchanted her contemporary

Sufis by her unique Sufism. In her poems, she even projected into the Divine
Magnitude. The Sufis always cheer on hearing her name in their session. They even
called her "The Martyr of Divine Love". She is the one who said: "I do not worship You
for fear of Your Hellfire or hope in Your Gardens. I did not worship You but for
Yourself "… By saying this, Rabe'a adopted a trend and an approach far better than that
of the Prophets and Messengers, Peace be upon all of them. By saying this she declared
that she is free from any feelings of desire or awe concerning Allah All-Mighty. This is
though Allah mentioned that of the Prophets' good qualities is that they pray him out
of fear, desire and awe. For Allah All-Mighty says: [ Verily, they used to
hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used

to humble themselves before Us ] (Al-Anbiya':90) Allah also says: [… and invoke

Him with fear and hope. Surely, Allah's Mercy is (ever) near unto the good-doers. ]

(Al-A'raf:56)   Another Qur'anic verse reads: " [ Their sides forsake their beds, to

invoke their Lord in fear and hope, and they spend (in charity in Allah's Cause) out

of what We have bestowed on them. ] (As-Sajdah: 16) …The flights of fantasy made

Rabe'a go far to the extent of describing the [Ka'ba], Allah's sacred House, said as: "that
is the image worshipped on earth".




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         Now, it has been made obvious that the Sufis contradict both logic and Islamic
Law. Whole volumes would not be enough to contain their shameful acts of disbelief
and lies against Allah All-Mighty. To name but a few, they propagate to the prayer of
need for a thousand need. They also say about [Abul Hassan Asshazly] saying: "May
Allah be pleased with him". They also seek help in Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by
saying: "Help us, Allah's Prophet!", "Save us, Allah's Prophet!" and etc. They also
perform a prayer called "the lights prayer" for their great idol (Abi Farag): Ahmad Al
Badawy… They also succeed his name with "May Allah be pleased with him". The so-
called "the lights prayer" is the prayer of self-light and the ongoing secret. It is
originated by Asshazly. According to them they alleged that , this prayer equals a
hundred thousands of prayer… They further say that the Prophet (pbuh) is never absent
from the universe even a second , for he is the origin and axis of it...

          They say also that he (pbuh) is the reason for the existence of everything, for
he is the first to be created and out of his light Allah created the heavens, the earth, the
Throne and all creatures. So, how come that he be absent from this universe for even
one moment?… They also talk a lot about seeing the Prophet (pbuh) in dreams. What is
more is that they allege that the Prophet (pbuh) visited some of them in reality. Thus,
they became his Companions and thus they say about them " May Allah be pleased with
them"… They allege that if one reads one of the prayers written by their master [Al
Moursy Abul- Abbas ] five hundred times, he will never die till he meets the Prophet
(pbuh) in reality. They even fabricated some Hadiths and claimed that they were
reported by [Abu Hurairah]... These Hadiths are to the effect that whoever says: "Peace
and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet" one thousand times and reads some
specific prayers, will see the Prophet (pbuh) in his dream. And he who reads them more
than that will see him in reality and becomes of his Companions. And he who actually
sees the Prophet (pbuh) in reality, the Prophet guarantees for him Allah's paradise, his
intercession, and Allah's Forgiveness for him and his parents as well. Moreover, he will
not suffer the agonies of death, (though it is well known that the Prophet (pbuh) himself
was not spared them on death)... They even went to the extent that they alleged that he
who saw the Prophet (pbuh) in reality will be exempted from the grave torment and the
terrors of Doomsday. And all his needs in this worldly life and the Hereafter are to be
met… Then, they emphasized in their idol's book - and liars are they- that if you want to
see the Prophet, pray two kneels in the night before Friday.


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              In each kneel, he should read [Al Fatiha] "The Opening Chapter" and the
'verse of the (Al-Kursi) five times and say "Peace be upon the Prophet" a thousand
time... They even fabricated that a Prophetic Hadith to support their lie. Their Hadith
reads a follows: "Whoever desires to meet me in reality should pray at Thursday night
four kneels. In each kneel, he should read the following Qur'anic Chapters: [Al Fatiha]
(The Opening Chapter), [Al Douha], [Al Sharh], [Al Quadr] and [Al Zalzalah]. After
praying, he should say: "Peace be upon the Prophet" 70 times and invoke Allah's
Forgiveness 70 times. Then, he sleeps and he will sure see me in reality." Some naïve
people tried this several times and they never saw the Prophet, not even in their
dreams… They report in the book " called [Khazinat Al-Asrar]: "Some scholars said
that he who reads the (Suret Al-Qudr) a thousand time on Friday will not die till he sees
the Prophet (pbuh)… They went too far to the extent about (Alfateh prayer) for their
master [Muhammad Albakry]who he said: whoever prays four kneels at Thursday night
and recite:

              "O Allah, peace and blessings of You be on our master Muhammad Al Fateh
who opened everything which was closed, the seal of all the predecessors, the supporter
of right through right and the guide and peace be upon him and his folk as befits his
great rank", would see the Prophet, Peace be upon him, while awake face to face. (How
hideous are their lies, fabrications and playing wit the public's heads to extort money
from them).


          They interpret the following Qur'anic verse as they wish: [ O you who
believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. And seek the means of approach to him

] (Al-Maidah:35) They know full well that the means of approaching Allah is through
prayers, His Attributes and the good deeds that aim but at gaining Allah's Pleasure like
those of the three men who were locked in a cave by a rock…Despite their knowledge,
they mislead people and teach them to pray the dead Prophets, Messengers and virtuous
people as well as the dead of the Prophet's Folks… They claimed that approaching their
tombs when dead is as permissible as approaching them when alive. For their tombs,
according to their allegations, are parts of Allah's paradise. This is exactly what [Abu
Hamid Al Ghazaly] said in his book, (Aadab Assafar)… Their greatest idol, Abu Al
Hassan Asshazly said: "Whoever wants to ask Allah something should beseech Allah



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All-Mighty through the Imam Abu Hamed Al Ghazaly…in the book called (Almafakher
Al-Alia), Asshazly says about his master, Al Ghazaly, that he said to him: "If you need
anything, swear to Allah by my name." Then Al Asshazly swears that whenever he
mentioned Al Ghazaly's name, Allah would answer his prayers and ease his hardships…
But we say to Asshazly: "You are a liar, you Allah's enemy!… Each one of you, the
Sufis leaders, beat the drum each other's backs. But you will be brought by Allah All-
Mighty to reckoning on a Day in which no one is saved by money or children. He only
succeeds that comes to Allah with a good faithful heart.


        Beseeching and praying the Prophets and the virtuous people is not
permissible, whether they are dead or alive. For Allah, Glory be to Him, said to
the Prophet (pbuh) in the Holy Qur'an: [ And when My slaves ask you (Omuhammad
‫ ) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by
My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me
(without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that

they may be led aright.] (Al-Baqarah:186)… Attabarany, recited that Ibnul-ssamit

May Allah be pleased with him, said: That at the age of the Prophet (pbuh) there
was a hypocrite that used to harm Muslims... So, some Muslims said: "Let's go
appeal the Prophet's (pbuh) protection against that hypocrite… "However, the
Prophet (pbuh) said to them: "It is not me to appeal but rather Allah All-Mighty
Who Protects you)… This was during the life of the Prophet (pbuh) he answered… So,
how come to appeal his protection after his death?… What is more important is how
come to appeal the protection of the virtuous people who never reach up to the rank of
the Prophet (pbuh)?… Let alone the quackers and imposters who dared over on Allah's
messenger and say: "The virtuous people cross the sea that Prophets did not but stand on
its shore"… Those dissolute people mean that they can cross the sea by walking on it, a
miracle of theirs, while Allah's Prophets (peace and blessings be upon them) cannot do
this"… Can they go any further than that in sin and disbelief ?.

        Some of these imposters fabricate some effect dreams's stories that they saw
the Prophets, Peace be upon them, and they entrusted them (the imposters) to rectify
some of the wrong notions about the Prophetic Tradition for people. They spread these
lies, with which they aim at changing the authentic Prophetic Tradition.


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      They even wrote these fabricated fakes in some books that are distributed among
people and the cover has no name on it.

       Dear brethren, we have to be guided in our way of religion by Allah's Light, in
the Holy Qur'an, and the authentic Prophetic Tradition… These amongst us who, out of
ignorance, was manipulated by those imposters sofis, should repent and go back to
Allah All-Mighty. May Allah make our end a good one and make us of those who
survive with the honored saved sect to the Prophet (pbuh) and his honored
companions… Let's heed what is happening now to the nation of Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh). Allah made the reasons of our torment from amongst us and split us into sects
and different doctrines. Allah All-Mighty destined us to live fettered for ages and
centuries. And we deserve all this. But for we abandoned Allah's Qur'an and the
Tradition of our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). We allowed the evil to be deep-rooted in
our Islamic heritage and the religious's irregular prosper amongst us. If it weren't for
Allah's Mercy and Grace, He would turn us into monkeys and pigs. And if Allah's fate
had not been anteceded, we would have been tortured by hurling stones on us from the
sky… We should remember the Qur'anic verse:


         [ And (remember) the Day when the Zalim (wrong-doer, oppressor,
polytheist) will bite at his hands, he will say: "Oh! Would that I had taken a path with
the Messenger (Muhammad ‫" * .) صلى اهلل عليه وسلن‬Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had
never taken so-and-so as a Khalil (an intimate friend)! * "He indeed led me astray
from the Reminder (this Qur'an) after it had come to me. And Shaitan (Satan) is

to man ever a deserter in the hour of need." [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi] ] (Al-Furqan :27-

29)


We should also read what Ibn Abbas's interpretation of the following verse:

(1)          [ And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after
the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is an awful torment. *
On the Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) when some faces will become white and

some faces will become black ] (Al-Imran :105-106)




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Ibn 'Abbas interpreted it as follows: "The faces of those who follow the Prophetic
Tradition get white and the faces of novelty innovators and those who sow the seeds of
dissention amongst Muslims grow black." Then, Allah describes the state of the two
parties in the Holy Qur'an said:


(2)             [As for those whose faces will become black (to them will be said): "Did
you reject Faith after accepting it ? Then taste the torment ( in Hell ) for rejecting
Fairth." * And for those whose faces will become white, they will be in Allah's Mercy

(Paradise), therein they shall dwell forever. ] (Al-Imran:106-107).



                                      In Conclusion

          I'd like to say that all the bad practices and wrong convictions explained before-
mentioned and here have been practiced by millions of Muslims for centuries and still
are up till today. May Allah All-Mighty guide them and us. We hope that they can go
back to Allah to repent and cleanse their faith from all this dirt. We pray Allah that they
and we can be of the survivors who follow the Tradition of Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh).

          Some of these practices left by those misleading Sofis are conducted today by
most of the Muslims, thinking that they are part of the Prophetic Tradition but it's
innovation. Small as these practices seem, they may lead people to the polytheism,
Allah forbid... As the Prophet (pbuh) says: "The polytheism (stealth) lighter than the
crawls of ants on a black smoother rock in a darkness night."… Here are some of
these bad and condemnable practices and the evidence that they are void, and Allah
knows the best:




(1)       The Shiites' and Sunnites' celebration of prophet Muhammad (pbuh)'s the Night
Journey and ascension to the seven heavens the night of middle [Sha'ban] as well as the
tenth of [Muharram] called [A'shoura'a] for the Shiites… All this is a novelty that was
not mentioned in the Holy Qur'an, the Prophetic Tradition or the record of the
Companions' actions… The Prophet was never said to celebrate the middle of Sha'ban


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and nor did any of the Orthodox Caliphs whom the Prophet (pbuh) ordered us to follow
them… None of them celebrated this night… However, Sha'ban is a blessed month. The
Prophet (pbuh) used to do lots of fasting, praying Allah and goodness in this month.
Fasting in that month was to train and prepare his soul for receiving the blessed month
[Ramadan]... Therefore, there are plenty of authentic Hadiths about the tributes of that
month. Among these Hadiths is that reported by Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her,
and reads as follows: "the Prophet never fast in any other month except Ramadan
as often as he did in Sha'ban. He used to fast nearly all Sha'ban". (Reported by
Muslim)

          Thus, gathering after the sunset in the mosques on the night of the middle of
Sha'ban and praying "the middle-of-Sha'ban prayer" as well as reading special prayers is
but a novelty came to existence recently and was not there in the age of the
Companions, or the followers.


(2)       It is also from the polytheism to swear by anyone other than Allah All-Mighty,
as some say: "By the Prophet, do so and so or say: " I seek you by your life, your sons
life or to the dear of some person at you, to do so and so for me…" The Prophet (pbuh)
says: "Who is to swear, swear by Allah or fall silent"… But it is allowed to swear by
saying: "By the Owner of Kaa'ba", "By the Holder of the heavens and earth" or "By him
Who hold my soul" as the Prophet (pbuh) used to swear.


(3)       It is also polytheism to say: "If Allah and (a person) will or Allah and (a
person) say so and so or this is favor of to Allah and you or this is out of Allah's and
your bounty but it is allow to say : ( If Allah will, then a person, and this is favor of
Allah, then a person). [Abu Dawoud] reported an authentic Hadith in this regard that
[Abu Hudhaifa], May Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet (pbuh) said: "Do
not say: 'If Allah and (a person) will. Instead say: 'If Allah All-Mighty and then if
(a person) will." Allah also says: [ But you cannot will, unless Allah wills. Verily,

Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise. ] (Al-Insan :30)


(4)         It is not also allowed to say: "If there was no guard on the door, burglars
would have robbed us", "If the house ceiling weren't strong, we would be soaking in



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the rain", "If it weren't for you, we would be ruined now", or "If it weren't for that clever
driver our car, we would have an accident. And such sentences. "Instead, we can say:
"If it weren't for Allah's Mercy in providing us with this guard, burglars would rob us",
"If it weren't for the Mercy of Allah Who put you in our way, we would be ruined
now.", or "If it weren't for the blessings of Allah Who gave us this clever driver, we
would have an accident. So, thank Allah." For the former expressions are hidden signs
of polytheism, Allah forbid, but we never pay attention to this. Thus, we should train
ourselves on uttering the correct forms when necessary. We should be thankful to Allah.
We should know that good things happen thanks to Allah, though most people do not
thank Allah. O Allah! Praise and Good countless thanks be to Thee!.


(5)       Giving birthday parties is an impermissible novelty. For it is an aping of a
Christian practice and it wastes time and money, though it is not enacted by Allah All-
Mighty or His Prophet (pbuh). I know a man of fifty-year old who is so keen on
celebrating his birthday. He feels so happy when he hears people cheer for him and say:
"Happy birthday to you"… This is although all of his friends know that his mother died
on delivering him. So, that day was once a day of funeral and sadness in the family…
Yet, the fool continues to celebrate his happy, I mean miserable, birthday. Praised be the
Guider Who guides whoever He wills to the Right Path. He whoever Allah grants no
light will never have the Light (of Guidance).


(6)       Weeping, crying and women tear their dresses the praises of the dead person
and counting his virtues is also impermissible . All this causes the dead person to be
tortured in his grave.


(7)        From the lefts of the novelties and spread by the corrupt Sufis's amongst
people (this nation) is the illusion that if one needs anything he should read for instance
the (Surat Al-Ikhlas) fifteen hundred times (and Allah will answer his prayer). "Praised
be Allah", "Thanks be to Allah" or he should say: "Allahu-Akbar" a hundred thousand
times or recite (Surat Ya-Sin) hundred or thousand times and etc… This is completely
wrong, for the Prophet (pbuh) never taught his Companions to do something more than
a hundred time. We praise Allah and thank Him and say: "Allahu--Akbar" after each
prayer 33 times only. We say, "there is no god but Allah Who has no partners and has



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all the thanks and kingdoms, the Most Powerful." A hundred time. If a Muslim wants
to say more than that, he is not to be limited to a certain number. The Prophet (pbuh)
used to invoke Allah's Forgiveness 70 times during the day and night… Maybe the
novelty of defining such number aims at keeping one busy counting what he says and
thus distracting him from the Fear of Allah and concentration on what he says. It is
preferable to remember Allah and praise Him often but there is no definite number for
this. Allah says in His Holy Quran: [ O you who believe! Remember Allah with much
remembrance.* And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon [the early morning

(Fajr) and Asr prayers] ] (Al-Ahzab: 41-42)


(8)         Finally some people abandon the Islamic greeting and say, like non-Muslims:
"Good Morning" and "Good Evening". But how can the day be good without linking
this good to Allah All-Mighty?.. I call upon these people to use the Islamic greeting,
and start say: "Peace be upon you." As Allah ordered and taught us in the Holy Qur'an.
For Allah said: [ But when you enter the houses, greet on another with a greeting
from Allah (i.e. say:‫ السالم عليكن‬As-Salamu Alaikum- peace be on you), blessed and

good.]   (An-Nur   :61) Allah also said: [ Their way or request therein will be

Subhanaka Allahumma (Glory to You, O Allah!) and Salam (peace, safety from evil)
will be their greetings therein( Paradise)! And the close of their request will be : Al-
HamaduLillahi Rabb-il-Alamin [All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of

Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists) ](Yunus:10) Another verse reads: [

When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or
(at least) return in equally. Certainly, Allah is Ever a Careful Account Taker of all

things. ]   (An-Nisa:86)   The Prophet (pbuh) advised us to disseminate peace and

greetings everywhere except the toilet… Then after exchanging the Islamic greeting
with your Muslim brethren, you may say: "May Allah make your day a good one" or
"May Allah make your night a good one" or "May Allah make your days full of
happiness.". Thus, you link all goodness with Allah, Glory be to Him, and your greeting
turns into a good prayer for your brother. Thanks be to Allah, All the praises and thanks
be to Allah, the Lord of the Alamin.



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                                My last word…


          We, as Muslims, should know from this message what is the
right path that we should take to feel safe, concerning our religion, in this
age that teems with novelties, acts of polytheisticals and wrong
convictions. These novelties plagued the nation of Muhammad (pbuh),
the best nation ever came out to mankind. This nation is honored because
its people enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. Yet, the enemies
of this nation, the Fanatics of the Jews or Christians, are lurking there
waiting for the golden opportunity to sow the seeds of dispute amongst
Muslim nation...




They try to prevent Muslims from being united under one banner. For
this would jeopardize their hegemony on the whole world. This way,
they can control the keys of the world economy. These enemies found
out that the most destructive weapon that they can use against Muslims
nation is arousing the Muslims' doubt in their Holy Qur'an and the
Prophetic Tradition. This theory of theirs was substantiated by the
history of Islam ever since dawn, and till today.

       Therefore, Muslims have to be most alert and they have to rectify
their course, or else we will be best described by the previously
mentioned Hadith in which the Prophet (pbuh) says: "The nations are
to gather against You (Muslims) like the eaters who gather around
their food" Then, the Prophet was asked, "Would we (Muslims) be
small in number, Allah's Messenger?" The Prophet said: "No, but
you will be (as useless) as the deluge foam. Weakness will fill your
hearts and fear will be taken out of your enemies' hearts because you
will love this life and hate death." (and to the end of Hadith).




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         Muslims should abide again by the Holy Qur'an, the Prophetic
 Tradition and the Companion's acts follow them step by step… This
 should be the standard against which we measure our words and deeds. If
 we come upon something different that pertains to religion, we have to
 resort to these standards. If this thing was mentioned in the Prophetic
 Tradition, we should adopt it.

         If not, it should be abandoned. Over and above, we pray Allah
 All-Mighty to make us amongst the surviving group that follows Prophet
 Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions, May Allah be pleased with
 them.

         I also hope to be excused by number of our scholars, whether dead
or alive, who wrote detailed books about novelties and Sufism. I benefited a
lot from those books in writing this paper and made use of extracts from
their books after editing them or summarizing them. So, I pray Allah to
reward them fully for this. Finally, I pray Allah to accept these messages
from me. I aim not seeking but His Pleasure by writing it. I aim not at
prestige or wealth by writing this book, for I am burdened with countless
sins. But I hope that Allah All-Mighty will grant me His Forgiveness and
accept me. I wish when I meet Allah, Glory be to Him, can be pleased with
me and with all those who helped me to publish this book. I hope that Allah
will help me to have it translated to all the live languages to benefit each
Muslim on the earth. Thanks be to Allah All-Mighty Who by His Bounty
guided me to write this book. Peace and Blessings of Allah be on the best of
creatures, Muhammad, his Folks and Companions. And peace be upon you
all . (Assalamu Alaikum Wa.Rahmatu-Allah Wa Barakatuh).




                                            Fouad H. Ajhory




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                            (Chosen Extracts )




*     Hadith: The Prophet (pbuh) said to Abdullah Ibn'Abbas, May Allah

be pleased with both of them, "I teach you some words. Obey AIlah,and
He will protect you.Obey Allah,and you will find him help you
everywhere.If you are to ask, ask Allah and if you are ask support, seek
support by AIlah.You have to Know that if the whole nation gathered to
benefít you with anything,they would not benefít you but with whatever
Allah destined to you... And if they gathered to inflict any harm on you,
they would not inflict any but the harm Allah destined to you. All what
happens to all people has been decreed before the creation of people
along time ago and it has been written in a preserved book by Allah.
(Pens gave up and the written ink dried ).

*     Hadith: One day, the Prophet stood on one of the [Al-Madinah]'s hills

and said: "Do you see what I see?" People answered: "No." He said: "I
see distresses fílls on your houses (as many) as raining drops."...You
always says the Truth. Allah's Messenger!... It is true that your Companions
did not see as many distresses drops. But nowadays we see them on TV
screens inside our houses, distresses fall on our heads from sky through the
cables (the SATELLITE channels) and the(INTERNET), to devastate
effect on our children's ethics and manners. Is any of us heedful of this?.

*     A wise man once said: "In this life, try as much as you can to set your

neck free of the yoke (you wiil be subject to) in the Hereafter. For he who a
capture in the Hereafter as there no way-out".

*    Exhortatíon: [Sulaiman Ibn Abdel Malik] said to [Hameed Al

Taweel]: " advise me?!" Al Taweel said: "O Commander of the Faithfuls!
On you disobeying Allah All-Mighty, if you knew that He sees you, then
you were cheeky with the Great Lord. If you thought he did not see you. then
you disbelieved in the Generous Lord".


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*    A warning: O you who believe only by tongue and faith never entered

your hearts! Don't backbile your Muslim brethren and do not follow their
fault. For he who traces a Muslim's fault, Allah. traces his fault. And he
whose fault are traced by Allah will expose him even in the middle of his
house... Also Allah, Glory be to Him, leave the unjust person for a long time
as an opportunity to repent. But once AIlah's Wrath befalls him, he will have
no way-out.




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                              In the name of Allah,

                 The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the Alamin, and peace
and blessings are due to the best of mankind, Prophet Mohammad, may
Allah bless him and all his family and Companions.

To all my fellow-brothers and sisters who got acquainted with the content of my
book that is presented in this site under the title: Who is Allah?

With the support of Allah, the production of this book has been the fruit of the
modest efforts I, together with some loyal brothers, exerted, although I admit my
weakness in the depths of its contents concerning the scientific material, the rules
of Arabic grammar, Fiqh rulings or even the historical narration of events.

Therefore, I need and welcome objective criticism and messages of correction for
any paragraphs that contain unintentional defects. Allah is away from all
imperfections, errors and sleep.

I also hope Allah All-Mighty to help me not only in producing this book on the
(INTERNET), but also in accomplishing any main goal by printing it on paper as
books in many living languages, thus I can publish and distribute it gratis all over
the world for the sake of Allah… This is intended to reach everyone who does
not own a computer or have access to the (INTERNET) whether they are
Muslims or People of the scripture . We will set out to distribute it for free via
the mail to all Islamic and Da'wah Centres all over the world… If we offer copies
to be sold in the markets available, we will make sure that the price is extremely
cheap and does not exceed the cost price of printing each copy.

I testify to Allah that we will not gain any financial profits from publishing and
producing this book.




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We only look forward to have the reward and the blessings from Allah All-
Mighty Who is All-Bountiful… We seek the help of those who are willing to
share us this reward in only one side, it is the translation of this book into all the
languages included in the following list… We address this request to all the
brothers and sisters all over the world who can read Arabic good and master any
other language included in the enclosed list and are willing to take part with us in
the call for the cause of Allah. By doing so, as Allah All-Mighty said in the Holy
Quran .. [ And who is better in speech than he who [says: "My Lord is Allah
(believes in His Oneness)," and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and]
invites (men) to Allah's (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and
says: "I am one of the Muslims."] (Fussilat :33) Indeed, the callers for the
cause of Allah are the inheritors of Prophets.

This is my call upon every brother and sister who has the faculty to participate in
translating this book in a good manner into any language. This effort will be
exerted for the sake of Allah's satisfaction and forgiveness, and we wait for your
replies addressed to the following E-Mail address on the net:

Noor@ islam-message.com

We intend to indicate and write his/her name on the translation of the book into
any language used on the net, or on any cover published in any language. I ask
Allah All-Mighty to accept this work from you and me, to be satisfied with our
efforts, and to grant us His forgiveness as He Is the All-Merciful, the All-
Forgiving… All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the Alamin, and
peace and blessings be upon His Prophet Muhammad, and his family and his
companions. Assalamu-Alaikum-Wa.Rahmatu-Allah Wa-Barakatuh.




                               Brother Yours in Islam

                                    Fouad H. Ajhory



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