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The Superiority of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 09:36

وَإِذْ أَخَذَ اللَّـهُ مِيثَاقَ النَّبِيِّينَ لَمَا آتَيْتُكُم مِّن كِتَابٍ وَحِكْمَةٍ ثُمَّ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مُّصَدِّقٌ لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ لَتُؤْمِنُنَّ بِهِ وَلَتَنصُرُنَّهُ ۚ قَالَ أَأَقْرَرْتُمْ وَأَخَذْتُمْ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكُمْ إِصْرِي ۖ قَالُوا أَقْرَرْنَا ۚ قَالَ فَاشْهَدُوا وَأَنَا مَعَكُم مِّنَ الشَّاهِدِينَ ﴿٨١﴾

When Allah made the Prophets enter into a covenant: (saying) “If I give you a book and wisdom, then comes to you a messenger verifying what is with you, you shall have to believe in him, and you shall have to support him.” He said, “Do you affirm and accept my covenant in this respect?” They said, “We affirm.” He said, “Then, bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.” (Surah Aal ‘Imraan v81)

Allah Ta‘ala addressed all the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) and took a pledge from them that they would believe in and assist Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) if he had to come during their lifetime. Also, they were to teach their followers of his coming and invoke them to follow him if they found themselves in his era.

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Saints, Sages and Scholars

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:15

وَلَا يَأْمُرَكُمْ أَن تَتَّخِذُوا الْمَلَائِكَةَ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ أَرْبَابًا ۗ أَيَأْمُرُكُم بِالْكُفْرِ بَعْدَ إِذْ أَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

Nor is it (possible for him) that he commands you to hold the angels and the prophets as Lords. Shall he command you to disbelieve, after your having become Muslims? (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v80)

All the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) preached tauheed; the belief in the oneness of Allah Ta‘ala. They would have never instructed the people to worship anyone besides Allah Ta‘ala.

Christianity has drifted so far from tauheed that they have ‘sidelined’ Allah Ta‘ala and made their Deen revolve around Jesus whom they worship and to whom they supplicate in du‘aa.

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The Demand of Knowledge

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:51

مَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَن يُؤْتِيَهُ اللَّـهُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحُكْمَ وَالنُّبُوَّةَ ثُمَّ يَقُولَ لِلنَّاسِ كُونُوا عِبَادًا لِّي مِن دُونِ اللَّـهِ وَلَـٰكِن كُونُوا رَبَّانِيِّينَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تُعَلِّمُونَ الْكِتَابَ وَبِمَا كُنتُمْ تَدْرُسُونَ

It is not (possible) for a man that Allah Ta‘ala give him the Book, wisdom and prophethood, and he then begins saying to the people “Become my worshippers, rather than Allah’s”. Rather, (he would say), “Be men of the Rabb; for you have been teaching the Book, and you have been learning it.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v79)

The Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) were blessed to be the special representatives of Allah Ta‘ala on the earth, they were blessed with divine knowledge from Allah Ta‘ala and they were given divine scriptures. The mission of these divinely selected Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) was to invite towards Allah Ta‘ala – not to invite towards themselves. It does not make sense that any man, after enjoying such favours from Allah Ta‘ala and gaining such recognition of Allah Ta‘ala, would invite people to himself instead of Allah Ta‘ala. This verse refutes the belief of the Christians who claim that Nabi ‘Isa (‘alaihis salaam) instructed the people to worship him.

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A ‘Raw’ Deal

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:17

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَشْتَرُونَ بِعَهْدِ اللَّـهِ وَأَيْمَانِهِمْ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا أُولَـٰئِكَ لَا خَلَاقَ لَهُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ وَلَا يُكَلِّمُهُمُ اللَّـهُ وَلَا يَنظُرُ إِلَيْهِمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلَا يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

Surely, those who take a small price in lieu of the covenant of Allah Ta‘ala and their oaths (i.e. they break the covenant of Allah Ta‘ala for paltry worldly gain), for them there is no share in the Hereafter, and Allah Ta‘ala will neither speak to them, nor will He look towards them on the Day of Judgement (with the gaze of mercy), nor will He purify them. For them there is a painful punishment. (Surah Aal ‘Imraan v77)

The Jews had pledged to Allah Ta‘ala to bring imaan in all the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam). Furthermore, their scriptures had mentioned that the final Nabi, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasalllam), would come and even contained his description. However, they did not want the Jewish masses to accept Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and bring imaan in him – even though they knew him to be the true Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala. They thus altered the description of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the Torah and told the people that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not fit the description of the Torah. They did this so that they could maintain their control over the people. In essence, they sold their Deen to secure their material comfort.

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The Reality of Jealousy

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:49

قُلْ إِنَّ الْهُدَىٰ هُدَى اللَّـهِ أَن يُؤْتَىٰ أَحَدٌ مِّثْلَ مَا أُوتِيتُمْ أَوْ يُحَاجُّوكُمْ عِندَ رَبِّكُمْ ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ الْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ اللَّـهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ ﴿٧٣﴾ يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ

“Say, (Real) guidance is the guidance of Allah. (But you fear) that someone is given (revelation) similar to that which you have been given, or that those (who receive the revelation) will argue against you before your Rabb.” Say, “All bounty is in the hands of Allah. He gives it to whom He wills. Allah is all embracing, all knowing. He chooses for His grace (to give Messengerhood, imaan, Islam to) whom He wills. Allah is the Rabb of great bounty.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v73-74)

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