[Al-Quran 50:6-8] Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and how it has no rifts? And the earth - We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind, Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah].

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Prophesy

No change should there be in the creation of Allah [Quran 30:30] 
Mission of the Messengers-IX

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Mission of the Messengers



Abstract
According to the verses of the Qur’an: the Arab Prophet-Messenger Muhammad, born and raised in the Arab major city of Makkah, speaking the native Arab language, and warning with a scripture revealed in Arabic, all together seem to be pointing to a major prophecy for the Middle East: the battle between the believers in the one true God and the followers of Satan, and the eventual triumph of Truth. 


Full Text
For every news (is) a fixed time, and soon you will know.
[Al Qur’an 6:67, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)]

Muhammad was the Messenger of Allah and the seal of the Prophets. He has conveyed the Great News 'naba-e-azeem'. No other prophet is expected after him. His message of Islam is for all humanity (Q6:19, Q25:1, Q34:28, Q48:28). 


Not is said to you except what was said to the Messengers before you. 
Indeed, your Lord (is) Possessor (of) forgiveness, and Possessor (of) penalty painful. 
And if We (had) made it a Quran (in) a foreign (language), they (would have) said, "Why not are explained in detail its verses? (Is it) a foreign (language) and an Arab?" Say, "It (is) for those who believe, a guidance and a healing." And those who (do) not believe, in their ears (is) deafness, and it (is) for them blindness. Those are being called from a place far." 
And certainly, We gave Musa the Book, but disputes arose therein. And had it not been (for) a word (that) preceded from your Lord, surely, would have been settled between them. 
But indeed, they surely (are) in doubt about it disquieting. 
[Al Qur’an 41:43,44,45, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)]

A Messenger (Rasool) of Allah comes with the decision of Allah and then the decision is executed. Muhammad warned for two decades, treaty was declared annulled and a notice of war was given four months in advance (Q9:1-3), and eventually Makkah was secured without any major resistance or bloodshed.

As I continue to study the mission of the messengers mentioned in the Quran, World History according to the Quran and its Future Implications, I'm getting more and more convinced that the Quran is pointing to a major battle in the Middle East between the believers in the one true God and the followers of Satan, after the appearance of the Creature from the Earth.  

Jesus (Masih Isa, the Rasool Allah) is expected to return and implement Allah's decision that the Quran is warning us about. If and when the battle between Truth (haqq) and Falsehood (baatil) is fought, it will be critical to have the ability to recognise and side with the Truth (haqq).

According to the Qur’an 4:159, all People of the Book will believe in Jesus before Jesus’ death. I take People of the Book in that future context to include all those who have a revealed scripture, including the ummat of Prophet Mohammad. I think there are Believers (momins), Hypocrites (munafiqs) and Non-Believers/Those who Reject (kaafirs) in all sects and religions. Irrespective of what religion or sectarian group we are part of, what will matter is our faith, our truthfulness and our submission to guidance when we are put to the test. 

First House of Worship
[Al Qur’an 3:96-97, Translation: Pickthall] Indeed, (the) First House set up for the mankind (is) the one which (is) at Bakkah, blessed and a guidance for the worlds. Wherein are plain memorials (of Allah's guidance); the place where Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it is safe. And pilgrimage to the House is a duty unto Allah for mankind, for him who can find a way thither. As for him who disbelieveth, (let him know that) lo! Allah is Independent of (all) creatures.

The Qur’an 2:124-132 recounts the building of the House by Abraham and Ishmael, and their prayer to raise a Messenger (Rasool) from amongst the people of the city. The chapter goes on to mention the Qibla as a symbol of unity, and Safa and Marwa as among the symbols of Allah.

Messenger of their Own
[Al Qur’an 2:151, Translation: Shakir] Even as We have sent among you a Messenger from among you who recites to you Our communications and purifies you and teaches you the Book and the wisdom and teaches you that which you did not know.

[Al Qur’an 62:2, Translation: Shakir] He it is Who raised among the inhabitants of Mecca an Messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His communications and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom, although they were before certainly in clear error,

*The Arabic word al-ommiyyeena is variously translated as unlettered or inhabitants of the Mother of Cities/Makkah. I think the latter translation is more correct, as Makkah (former name Bakkah) is where the First House of Worship was established; and also because the Arabs were noted for their literary excellence at the time of the revelation of the Qur’an, and therefore they were not unlettered. However, it can be argued that they were still unlettered in the sense that they did not have a revealed scripture to guide them. And Allah knows best.   

Warnings for Middle East (Mother of the Cities & the Region)
[Al Qur’an 6:91-92, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And (did) not they appraise Allah (with) His true appraisal, when they said, "Allah did not reveal on a human being [of] anything." Say, "Who revealed the Book which brought [it] Musa (as) a light and guidance for the people? You make it (into) parchments, you disclose (some of) it and you conceal much (of it). And you were taught what not you knew and not your forefathers." Say, "Allah (revealed it)." Then leave them in their discourse - playing. And this (is) a Book, We have revealed it, blessed, confirming which (came) before it, so that you may warn (the) mother (of) the cities and who (are) around it. And those who believe in the Hereafter, they believe in it, and they, over their prayers (are) guarding
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[Al-Qur'an 6:157-158 Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] or you say, "If [that] was revealed to us the Book surely we (would) have been better guided than them. So verily has come to you clear proofs from your Lord and a Guidance and a Mercy. Then who (is) more unjust than (he) who denies [with] (the) Verses (of) Allah, and turns away from them? We will recompense those who turn away from Our Signs (with) an evil punishment because they used to turn away. Are they waiting except that comes to them the Angels or comes your Lord or comes some (of) (the) Signs (of) your Lord? (The) Day (when) comes some (of) (the) Signs (of) your Lord, not will benefit a soul its faith, (if) it had not believed before or earned through its faith any good. Say, "Wait. Indeed, we (are) those who wait."

[Al Qur’an 19:97, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] So, only We (have) made it easy in your tongue, that you may give glad tidings with it (to) the righteous and warn with it a people hostile.

[Al Qur’an 28:57-59, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And they say, "If we follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land." Have not We established for them a sanctuary secure, are brought to it fruits (of) all things, a provision from Us? But most of them (do) not know. And how many We have destroyed of a town which exulted, (in) its means of livelihood. And these (are) their dwellings not have been inhabited after them except a little. And indeed, [We] We (are) the inheritors. And not was your Lord (the) one to destroy the towns until He (had) sent in their mother (town) a Messenger reciting to them Our Verses. And not We would be (the) one to destroy the towns except while their people (were) wrongdoers.

[Al Qur’an 29:67, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune (from violence), while mankind are ravaged all around them? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of Allah?

[Al Qur’an 42:7, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And thus We have revealed to you a Quran (in) Arabic, that you may warn (the) mother (of) the towns, and whoever (is) around it, and warn (of the) Day (of) Assembly, (there is) no doubt in it. A party (will be) in Paradise and a party in the Blazing Fire.



Map of the Middle East
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Creature of the Earth
Among the events yet to happen is:
[Al Qur’an 27:82, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And when (is) fulfilled the word against them, We will bring forth for them a creature from the earth speaking to them, that the people were, of Our Signs, not certain

As discussed in the first post of the series Mission of the Messengers: World History & Future Implications, in Quran 71:27, Noah worries that if God spares any one of the corrupters, they will beget a disbelieving, wicked child

Muslims await the coming of Dajjal, and Christians await the coming of the Anti-Christ. Will the  ‘beast/creature from the earth’ mentioned in Quran 27:82 be a hybrid creature who is the result of cross-breeding?  Does the ‘beast’ refer to Dajjal, who is mentioned in non-Quranic sources?  

The Battle
[Al Qur’an 48:16, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] Say to those who remained of the Bedouins, "You will be called to a people, possessors of military might great; you will fight them, or they will submit. Then if you obey, Allah will give you a reward good; but if you turn away as you turned away before, He will punish you (with) a punishment painful." 

The Warning
[Al Qur’an 41:13, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] But if they turn away, then say, "I have warned you (of) a thunderbolt like (the) thunderbolt (of) Aad and Thamud." 

Allah’s Help & Victory
[Al Qur’an 30:47, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And verily, We sent before you Messengers to their people, and they came to them with clear proofs; then We took retribution from those who committed crimes. And it was incumbent upon Us (to) help the believers

[Al Qur’an 54:43-45, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] Are your disbelievers, better than those, or for you (is) an exemption in the Scriptures? Or (do) they say, "We (are) an assembly helping (each other)?" Soon will be defeated (their) assembly, and they will turn (their) backs.   

[Al Qur’an 110:1-3, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] When comes (the) Help (of) Allah and the Victory, And you see the people entering into (the) religion (of) Allah (in) multitudes. Then glorify with (the) praises (of) your Lord and ask His forgiveness. Indeed, He is Oft-Returning. 

Fixed Time
[Al Qur’an 15:4-5, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And not We destroyed any town but (there was) for it a decree known. Not (can) advance any nation its term and not (can) delay it. 

[Al Qur’an 54:46, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] Nay, the Hour (is) their promised time, and the Hour (will be) more grievous and more bitter.

[Al Qur’an 32:28-29, Translation: Literal (word-by-word)] And they say, "When (will be) this decision, if you are truthful?" Say, "(On the) Day (of) the Decision, not will benefit those who disbelieve their belief and not they will be granted respite."

Note: In Q110:1 and Q32:28-29, the Arabic word used is الْفَتْحُ translated as victory in Q110 and decision in Q32. 

Days of Allah
The Quran and Bible also speak of the Days of Allah:
[Al Qur’an 14:5] And verily We sent Musa with Our Signs, that "Bring out your people from the darkness[es] to the light. And remind them of the days (of) Allah." Indeed, in that surely (are) the signs for everyone patient and thankful

The Hour and The Day of Resurrection
The Quran mentions the Hour [السَّاعَةَ ] and it mentions the Day of Resurrection [الْقِيَامَةِ ], which will occur after the Hour. Jesus is the knowledge of the Hour. Among the signs of the Day is when the Sun and Moon will be joined together.

And Allah knows best. رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا [Rabbi zidni ilma] 

PS: The Quran 13:13 states: 'And glorifies the thunder [with] and the Angels for fear of Him. And He sends the thunderbolts and strikes with it whom He wills, yet they dispute about Allah. And He (is) Mighty (in) Strength.' 
On 9/11 2015, just a few days before Hajj, a lightning struck while pilgrims were circumambulating the Kaaba in Makkah, the mother of cities. Was this another warning? 
Related post: Thunderbolts 




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