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Nov 24, 2011

People of The Book

Posted By Snow at 11/24/2011

Oh Allah SWT... it's so beautiful. ماشاء الله

By destiny, some VCDs came to my house. I think it's for christians, with a message "God is Love". So, may I say.. As a muslim, it is not foreign to me. We too believe in Allah the Most Merciful. The One God who has no equal. سبحان الله

And we believe Jesus is a servant of Allah SWT and a prophet. Actually we believe in all the prophets, from Adam to Muhammad - without any distinctions between them. [QA, Q3:81-86] We also believe in the 4 Holy Books - the Taurat, Zabur, Injeel & Quran. [QA] Believing all these are the pillars of faith.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
إن مثلي ومثل الأنبياء من قبلي
كمثل رجل بنى بيتا فأحسنه وأجمله إلا موضع لبنة من زاوية
فجعل الناس يطوفون به ويعجبون له ويقولون هلا وضعت هذه اللبنة
قال فأنا اللبنة وأنا خاتم النبيين
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger said, "My similitude in comparison with the other prophets before me, is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, but say: 'Would that this brick be put in its place!' So I am that brick, and I am the last of the Prophets." [Sahih Bukhari 4.56.735]
ماشاء الله yes, the religion is one. أمة واحدة [Q23:50-54, SB4.55.651]

The believers who "surrendered in peace to Allah" (muslim) from even before the Quran, is regarded as People of the Book. الذين آتيناهم الكتاب من قبله هم به يؤمنون [Q28:52-53] Even in the time of Prophet Muhammad, there were christians & jew who believed and supported him. Some of the christians were:
  • Bahira, the priest who saw signs of prophethood in him
  • Waraqa Nawfal, who first counseled him [SB6.60.478]
  • King Negus, who sheltered them in Abysinnia [SM4.2078]
  • Addas, who offered him grapes & kissed him after Taif's rejection
  • His wife, Mariya al-Qibtiyyah, who bored him a son, Ibrahim
People of the Book can recognize him from their own Scriptures: "..the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel.." النبي الأمي الذي يجدونه مكتوبا عندهم في التوراة والإنجيل [Q7:157] Jesus himself had described him: "..a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.." برسول يأتي من بعدي اسمه أحمد [Q61:6]

His coming was known and expected by People of the Book. يعرفونه كما يعرفون أبناءهم [Q6:20]

He was the seal of the prophets. He was the last. خاتم النبيين [Q33:40]

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BTW the Jerusalem Temple at the time of Jesus is fascinating! There were Zachariah , Yahya (John) , Maryam (Mary)... & oh they're so pure... With Maryam, the daughter of 'Imran, being among the best woman! [SB4.55.642] ماشاء الله

The grand extension of the Jerusalem Temple was also a marvel; a feat of ancient engineering, only to be destroyed by the Romans. Since then, Beit YHWH, hasn't been rebuilt again. [QA Isra]

But friends, there is Baitullah to turn to. ماشاء الله
وإن الذين أوتوا الكتاب ليعلمون أنه الحق [Q2:144 | QA Qibla]

I seek refuge to Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT knows best. والله أعلم

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3 comments on "People of The Book"

nisa on Dec 25, 2011, 12:55:00 PM said...

اعوذب لله من الشيطان الرجيم
Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah ." But if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims (submitting to Him)." [Quran 3:64]

Snow on Aug 28, 2013, 4:31:00 PM said...

اعوذب لله من الشيطان الرجيم
And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims (in submission) to Him."
[Quran 29:46]

و إلهنا و إلهكم واحد
If I'm not mistaken, the christians use Alaha (ܐܠܗܐ) for Allah.
It's aramaic, said to be the language of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). والله أعلم

Snow on Aug 5, 2017, 1:39:00 PM said...

With hijab & no make up but still gorgeous! | photo #nativity


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