Zakat, for Whom, for What, How Much

I wish to give Zakat to some poor relatives, beggars, homeless, orphans, madrassahs and masjids. But wait a minute, have I really considered the priorities of collecting and distribution of Zakat?, am I doing the right thing by following my Zakat wishes? I think many Muslims simply hope to feel satisfied that they did their duty to Islam whilst giving zakat to their chosen charities or individuals. Somehow, this method of collecting and giving Zakat clashes with the Zakat system painted in Islamic History Books.

First of all, zakat is not a matter of choice. Its a mandatory obligation upon every Muslim who earns above the bare minimum, or basically, every non-exempt adult Muslim is bound to pay Zakat. The giver is not being personally kind or generous by giving, it is among his compulsory duties to do so and its non-compliance also comes with consequences. What kind of consequences? The first caliph of Islam Khalifah Abu Bakr RA declared war on a tribe which refused to pay Zakat. Its importance to the Caliph was like Salah (prayer) and the fact that Salah and Zakah are mentioned together in the Majestic Quran at several places..

Next, I want to highlight that Sadaqah and Fitra don’t carry the same obligation as that of Zakat. Individuals are free to give Sadaqah and Fitra as much as they would like to for the benefit of the society. Donations are absolutely at the discretion of the giver. Whereas Zakat is fixed, mandatory and obligatory upon every non-exempt Muslim.

It seems that in many Muslim societies Zakat and Sadaqah have become somewhat confusing to distinguish. Zakah, like income tax, has to be assessed by a Zakat collector. How much Zakat should I pay is not something that I should calculate. Imagine if I were free to assess my own income taxes for the year! I would love to do that BTW but it doesn’t work that way. Its called Conflict of Interest. A zakat official assesses income and charges the assesse for a certain amount to be paid to state treasury.

Individuals don’t decide what to do with the Zakat money, the Chief of that locality will do that. Why? Because he knows more, he sees more and has more knowledge about the economic condition of his city and its surrounding areas. It may be the case, that his city is quite wealthy already and needs no Zakat but another city struggles for food and water. In other words, as an individual I will never have the complete picture of the greater community and therefore it makes a lot of sense for me to give zakat to an authority with broader and wider view of things. Obviously, this authority should be a public entity so as to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

One of the 8 recipients of zakat is “way of God” (Fi Sabilillah). Some people suggest it means to build a masjid. I disagree. I understand that it means that Zakat can be used for the struggle, to fight for the victory of Deen over the evil forces of Shaitan. Lets say there is an evil king who has engaged in genocide and civil war against his people. I believe Zakat fund can be utilized more efficiently by giving to those people who strive to replace the evil king. This would be better than setting yet another orphanage or another madrassah while the evil king continues to spill blood in the land. The ideological struggle is what I understand by “Fi Sabilillah”, and this is a great and epic battle between the forces of good against the forces of evil.

As you may appreciate, we have a problem now. See, in most countries the Zakat system is just a personal thing. Governments take income tax (which is far higher than Zakat), leaving Zakat in the same rank as any other acts of worship but at the discretion of individuals as if it was sadaqah. Although some Muslims came up with really innovative ideas to collect and channel zakat through charitable institutions, it still remains very much a personal decision to decide on how much and to whom to give zakat. The result of this is that every year funds get poured into masjids, madrassahs and orphanages, which is not a bad thing at all, but the far greater issues of Muslim societies either get worse or at best remain as bad as they are already.

So much talk of Zakat on TV makes me wonder, isn’t there one scholar who could stand up and ask for zakat to help the Yemenis, the Syrians, the Kashmiris, the Arakenese or the Palestinians? Obviously a celebrity scholar will not say such un-polite things on TV! I already knew that. But I just had to throw that in there…

At the moment, Zakat fund would be best utilized for rescuing Muslim countries from the grips of evil forces. Majority Muslim states are either colonized by their own elites or indirectly controlled by a superpower. If you agree with me, then would you agree that Muslims are only living in an imaginary “Free” world, whereas  in reality are chained to the commands of the dark forces as if they were modern day slaves (of policies and strategies of superpowers). The most urgent demand on zakat in this decade would be to free the necks from the chains that bind them together in humiliation and indignation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connection Between Muslim Prayers and Olympic Gold

Let me restate my thoughts. Imagine you are Michael Phelps, the Olympian. You know your schedule, up at 6am everyday, hit the gym, do some hellish workout, and then in the pool, you must stretch the human limits of speed and endurance while in water. Now, you keep doing this day in day out. That’s all you’re doing , yeah, getting up early, exercising, pumping weights, swimming and eating well. After a while you might begin to think that this what it is, exercising and swimming, that is the purpose of your life, the reason for your existence and maybe at some point in time after doing this routine for months or even years, you begin to think that this is what Olympians do. They wake up early, exercise and swim or sprint or whatever, every single day. The objective you may begin to think for an Olympian Swimmer is to “Workout and practice” swimming.

You should be smiling at yourself if you really think that swimming practice is the objective. No. The Objective is to prepare for a day of competition against the world’s best swimmers. You need to think about this. Whenever you want to understand why Muslims pray, think about Michael Phelps and his training routines. He needs to be ready, mentally and physically, for that Big Day, and all his workouts, practices and trainings were designed to make him WIN.

What, prayers are exercises? No. They are part of the big training package which pushes the Believers to gear up for their Big Day. Every Muslim in this sense is an Olympian. He must get himself ready to compete and Win. It all boils down to preparation and training without which probability of winning diminishes pretty fast. 90% training and 10% performance.

You must be asking, what is the Big Day and what sort of competition is this? Let me tell you in a simple way. Every Believer should know that he is capable of doing great things and that is what his life is all about, doing great things. There is no in-significant life at all. Every life is as important as any other. Our work, money, car and other worldly materials are the insignificant things, but our LIVES are SUPREMELY IMPORTANT. Its like the life of a gold medalist Olympian. Imagine that, you are just as important and significant as Michael Phelps or the late Muhammad Ali!

Phelps trains to win gold at the pool. what are you training for? Your goal is to win the gold in the arena where the great battle between good and evil is taking place. To defeat the evil forces must be a darn hard job. That’s because Satan has at its disposal numerous men and women capable of destroying  countries if needed with the help of weapons manufactured for mass destruction of human civilization. Satan has worked hard to raise his army of monsters. It wont be easy to defeat them, no not at all. At least not without the proper strategy for winning.

Sounds difficult doesn’t it. But I have news for Muslim readers. This “job” of defeating Satan happens to rest upon the shoulders of all the Believers. Sorry, there is no way to avoid draft in this case. You Muslims have only one job, on target, and that is to defeat the army of Satan. Any Muslim who thinks otherwise, unfortunately, ends in the boiling pot.

So, you want to be ready for the Big Day. When will that be? I’m afraid that Day can be any day, it can even be today. Satan and his soldiers are waiting to ambush you any moment you let your guard down. They have their eyes on you like a CCTV. One opening and wham! they will get to you. If they can throw their curse at you when you have nothing to defend yourself with, the results will not be hard to guess.

That means you need to make yourself strong and able and alert at all times. You need practice. Training and hard work. You can only choose to avoid between the pain of training or the pain of loosing. Cant have both. To avoid the pain of loosing, you also need to be before sunrise, preferably by 5am and start your rigorous training routine. Tahajjud, Fajr, break, work, eat, Dhuhr, break, rest, work, Asr, Break, Magrib, break, dinner, Isha, sleep. This routine of Salah is the Training, the Exercise the Workout  designed to make you successful in defeating the Satan and his followers.

Muslim prayers basically intend to churn out soldiers of Faith whose sole duty rests on liberating mankind from the grip of the Dark Lord. Prayer is the secret weapon with which Goodness shall prevail over Evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Love My Honor Prophet Muhammad SWM

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammad wa Aale Muhammad Sallillahu alihi wa aalihi wa sallam.

The Magnicificent AL-QURAAN AL KAREEM is the last and final gospel of ALLAH SWT. In this heavenly Kitaab, ALLAH SWT has confirmed the position of HIS last Messenger sallillahu alihi wa sallam. Nabi Muhammad SWM is the final leader of all mankind, he is the leader of the caravan of the entire civilization, he is the last Ambassador of God on earth, all other kings and emperors should submit to the great ruler and Messenger Muhammad SWM.

Prophets are ranked above kings, governors and emperors. Nabi Musa AS was in higher status than Firaoun, Nabi Isa AS was of higher ranking than Pilate or the Jewish high priest Khephias. All Nabis should be considered on equal plane where that plane itself is positioned in a higher degree than those of all other leaders. For Nabis were the messengers and prophets of God with special powers and privileges not available with any other human being. We will not get into the evidences for the reality of prophets in this post, we will assume that prophets and messengers make up for the most significant aspect of our history.

Last Messenger SWM was chosen by the Creator to be the Mercy for ALL Mankind. This is an important message. How is the Prophet of Islam a mercy for the disbelieving pagans and idol worshippers? Is´nt it true that Muslims like to behead disbelievers as we see ISIS and other militants perform such feats in Iraq and Syria? Does´nt Islamic history prove that Muslims engage in Jihad against the disbelievers, so how can Islam and its prophet SWM be a mercy??

Pagans and idol worshippers did not submit to the authority of Nabi swm until they were over powered militarily in the conquest of Makkah. It would have been keeping with the custom for the victors in the 7th century to sack the conquered city. Old scores could be easily settled. Nabi Kareem swm changed the old tradition. He swm gave the Makkans general amnesty after having won it by his swm sword. Makkans saw the beauty of Islam and the truth in the Mercy of Nabi KAreem swm. En masse, the Makkans began to submit to Islam by submitting to the authority of Nabi Kareem swm. Religious persecution, freedom of belief and freedom to practice ones´ faith is the right of Bani Adam (mankind) and the natural thing to do for a leader is to ensure that right continues. In the end mass people will gaze at the beauty of mercy, forgiveness and compassion in the hearts of those who wish to propagate the faith.

ISIS has killed mostly Muslims for holding alternative viewpoints. This is indeed very sad. This is not the kind of Caliphate Muslims have in mind. Muslims want to see the Caliphate of love and mercy, of equality, justice and freedom, not of the mindless sectarianism that ISIS has unleashed.

the ideal caliphate was the Khulafae Rashideen who were the first to believe in Nabi Kareeem Swm. First four Caliphs spread the message of Islam from the farthest corner in western Africa to the southern coasts to Sind, from the gulf of Aden to the mountains of Central Asia. They could do this by crushing the walls of imperialism on one hand and by advancing the cause of truth, justice and love on the other. Respect for cultures and appreciation for local customs followed the Mujahideen legions like a shadow.

Nabi Kareem SWM is a Mercy for those who will accept him as their leader and guide for this duniya and the akhirah. Those who wish to continue to be his opponent will miss the chance to get close to G-D´s love, forgiveness and mercy. ALLAH SWT loves to forgive, He swt wants us to repent, He SWT wants us to enjoy the rewards of Jannah, and HE swt provided us with the path to achieve all these. The path is the love of the Messenger SWM, to follow him swm and to obey his swm commands as if they were the commands of Rabbil Alamin SWT. Obey His Rasool swm and ALLAH SWT wil forgive you your sins and love you and make you enter Jannah. Its that simple. It all revolves around the love for the Messenger SWM.

Want to know little bit more the last noble Messenger SWM? below is a collection f his sayings (from authentic sources). Read them, memorize them, follow them, ask others to learn them also. For those with kids, this is your golden opportunity to spread the Deen and act like a noble companion, teach at least 40 hadith to yourself and to your family. Let your children memorize them, repeat them back to you, and then try to follow them. Little good work done regularly is better than a big plan which is irregular or never gets done. So, don’t wait , start today, start with some charitable work if that is the easiest way to begin. It will insha Allah build the concept of Mercy, forgiveness, love and kindness in little hearts. Now, let study the 40 Hadith…

Character

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “One who covers up the failings of someone in this world will have his shortcomings covered up by God on the Day of Judgment.” – Riyadh us-Saleheen, 240

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “By his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.” – Abu Dawood, Hadith 2233

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Being rich does not mean having a great amount of property, but [it] is being content [with what one has].” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Hadith 453

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “(God) has revealed to me that you should adopt humility so that no one oppresses another.” – Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 1589

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “No one has swallowed anything more excellent in the sight of God…than the anger he restrains, seeking to please God most high.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1324

A person once asked the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “What is faith?” The Prophet replied: “When a good deed becomes a source of pleasure for you and an evil deed becomes a source of disgust, then you are a believer.” He was then asked: “What is a sin?” The Prophet said: “When something pricks your conscience, give it up.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 8

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Envy is not permitted except in two cases: (Envy) of a person who God has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and (envy of) a person who God has given wisdom and he gives his decisions accordingly and teaches it to others.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 490

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Wealth consists of various kinds of treasures, and those treasures (all) have keys. Blessed is the man whom God has made a key for good and a lock for evil.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1366

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever suffers an injury and forgives (the person responsible), God will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 998

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Shall I tell you who are the best among you?…The best of you are those who when seen are a means of God Being brought to mind.” AL-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1302

Narrated Masruq: “I asked (the Prophet Muhammad’s wife) Aisha which (good) deed was most loved by the Prophet. She said: ‘A deed done continuously.'” Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 232

Charity

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Charity does not diminish wealth.” – Riyadh-us-Saleheen, Volume 1, Hadith 556

Equality

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.”

Family

A man once told the Prophet that he had many children but did not kiss any of them. The Prophet (pbuh) replied: “Verily, God will only show mercy to those of His servants who do good to others.” Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

“Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worhsip none save Him, and show kindness to your parents. If one or both of them attain old age with thee, say not “Fie” unto them or repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word.” Holy Quran, Surah 17, Verses 23-24

Forgiveness

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever suffers an injury and forgives (the person responsible), God will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 998

Honesty

The Prophet (peace be upon him) quoted a person who will face severe punishment on Judgment day as saying: “I enjoined others to do good, but did not do it myself, and I forbade them to do evil, but did it myself.” – Riyadh-us-Saleheen, Hadith 198

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “If you guarantee me six things on your part I shall guarantee you Paradise : Speak the truth when you talk, keep a promise when you make it, when you are trusted with something fulfill your trust, avoid sexual immorality, lower your gaze (in modesty), and restrain your hands from injustice.” – Al Tirmidhi, Hadith 1260

Justice

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is oppressed.” People asked, “…It is right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.” Sahih Al-Bukhari, 3:624

The Prophet also stated that God said: “O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.” – Hadith Qudsi, 17

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “To administer justice between two people is charity.” – Fiqh-us-Sunnah, 3:98

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The just and fair will be seated on chairs of light before God. Such people are those who decide with justice and deal justly in matters relating to their families and other affairs entrusted to them.” – Riyadh-us-Saleheen, Hadith 650

“God does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear. Each will enjoy the good it earns, as indeed each will suffer for the wrong.” – The Holy Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 286

Kindness

A man once told the Prophet that he had many children but did not kiss any of them. The Prophet (pbuh) replied: “Verily, God will only show mercy to those of His servants who do good to others.” Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “If one of you loves his brother, he should tell him that he loves him.” – Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.” He also said: “Make things simple and do not complicate them. Calm people and do not drive them away.” – Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would hear the crying of a child in the company of his mother during payer, and he would then recite only a short portion of the Quran (to end the prayer and let the mother comfort her child).” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 220

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God did not send me to be harsh, or cause harm, but He sent me to teach and make things easy.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 707

Life & Human Nature

“God does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear. Each will enjoy the good it earns, as indeed each will suffer for the wrong.” – The Holy Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 286

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “There is no disease that God has created, except that He has also created its treatment.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume, Hadith 582

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “If anyone would like to receive an answer from God in times of difficulty, he should make many supplications when times are easy.”

A person once asked the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “What is faith?” The Prophet replied: “When a good deed becomes a source of pleasure for you and an evil deed becomes a source of disgust, then you are a believer.” He was then asked: “What is a sin?” The Prophet said: “When something pricks your conscience, give it up.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 8

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Wealth consists of various kinds of treasures, and those treasures (all) have keys. Blessed is the man whom God has made a key for good and a lock for evil.” Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1366

Manners

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “One who covers up the failings of someone in this world will have his shortcomings covered up by God on the Day of Judgment.” – Riyadh us-Saleheen, 240

Mercy

A man once told the Prophet that he had many children but did not kiss any of them. The Prophet (pbuh) replied: “Verily, God will only show mercy to those of His servants who do good to others.” Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

Moderation

The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) said, “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.” – Sahih Al Bukhari – Volumn I, Hadith 8

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God did not send me to be harsh, or cause harm, but He sent me to teach and make things easy.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 707

Time

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “A time will come when the murderer will not know why he has committed the murder, and the victim will not know why he has been killed.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1356

War

“During [a military expedition], a woman was found killed, so [the Prophet Muhammad] forbade the killing of women and children.” Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Hadith 258

Witnessing

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Should I not tell you of the best witness? He is the one who produces his evidence before he is asked for it.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 799

Women

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to his wife.”

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “The best thing in this world is a virtuous woman (wife).” – Riyadh us-Salaheen, 1:280

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Whoever has three daughters, cares and provides for them, and shows them mercy, will enter Paradise .” Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

A man once told the Prophet that he had many children but did not kiss any of them. The Prophet (pbuh) replied: “Verily, God will only show mercy to those of His servants who do good to others.” Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners

As he carried his grandson on his shoulders, the Prophet was heard to say: “O God! I love him, so You love him too.” Imam Bukhari’s Book of Muslim Morals and Manners.

Surah Al Fajr Attacks Materialistic Societies

I am not a native Arab. I learned to read the Noble Quraan from an early age. I still do not understand why the meaning of the Noble Quran was not a part of my regular syllabus. Sometimes I feel embarrassed to tell people that I can read the most important Book of Islam but I don’t understand what I read. I know it does not make sense but unfortunately that is the reality in many non Arab Muslim countries.

When I read the Sacred Book I keep a translation copy to quickly check for understanding. I did this for about 12 years. I can now understand the frequently used words to some extent. This led me to start a memorization project, many times. I achieve some results and then I stop. Then I start all over again. About 10 years ago I started with Juzz Amma. I was quite happy with my progress initially but then after a while I stopped. Slowly I forgot many of the long surahs. 3 years ago I started to memorize again. But this time I started with Juzz ALM. I memorized page 1 and then stopped.

Few weeks back I started the memorization project again. This time I did some research. I now know which reciter I like most, Salman Al Utaybi, and I also know which Mushaf to use everyday (Medina Mushaf). Equally importantly, I know that I can give about 15 minutes a day after Fajr salah with both revision of old and new surahs. It is a 10 year program and I am so far doing good, Alhamdulillah.

IU am currently on Surah Fajr. The beauty of this Surah is in its rhythm, the words and the noble concept that shakes man by his collar. The Surah starts out by making a man come to his senses. ALLAH SWT tells man to think about history of mankind, to reflect on what happened to the people of Ad, Thamud, Firaoun for their unrelenting rebellion against G-d. Around the middle this magnificent Surah talks about our deepest desires.

When a man gets what he wants he thanks G-d for it. He thinks he has been honored with privileges in the pursuit of happiness. He says My Lord has honored me. The same man when he is tested with diffciulties he changes his tone to an ungrateful person. He says, my Lord has disgraced me. What is happening here?
I am happy and thankful to G-d when I get what I want. My piety and outward show of gratitude happens to be due to the good things in life I got from the Lord. Like an exchange, when the index goes up market is bullish, when the index is down the market had a bad day. My relationship with my Creator according to this materialistic theory is connected by the exchange of benefits. I get wealth, my Lord gets my gratitude. No wealth, no gratitude.

It is the trading mentality of Wall Street brokers employed in mostly Jewish owned houses. Its what the Jews used to do outside the Masjid Al Aqsa when Jesus AS broke their usurious banks at the gates. It is what the pagan Arabs used to do in Makkah. The Jews and the Mushrikeen pagans were pure materialists, they had no worry about the after life, this world was all there was to it, and therefore they tried to make the maximum profit in the Duniya.

The Majestic Quraan tells us to open our hearts, to see the tears of the orphan child, to feel the hunger
of poor men and women, to see the world as a normal human being, not as an elite. The Surah is telling us to stop thinking about material benefits all the time. We must put a stop to this insanity of collecting wealth for the sake of purchasing happiness. It does not work like that and we need to make our minds understand all this by opening the inner visions waiting to be opened in our hearts.

al-Battar: The Sword of the Prophets

al-Battar

image The al-Battar sword was taken by the prophet Muhammad as booty from the Banu Qaynaqa. It is called the “sword of the prophets” and is inscribed in Arabic with the names of David, Solomon, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Zechariah, John, Jesus, and Muhammad. It also has a drawing of King David when cut off the head of Goliath to whom this sword had belonged originally. The sword also features an inscription which has been identified as Nabataean writing.

The blade of the sword is 101 cm in length. It is preserved in the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul. Some report that it is this sword that Jesus will use when he returns to Earth to defeat the anti-Christ Dajjal. Photograph taken from Muhammad Hasan Muhammad al-Tihami, Suyuf al-Rasul wa ‘uddah harbi-hi (Cairo: Hijr, 1312/1992).

The Inscription:

Inscribed on the blade in Arabic are the names of the following prophets: David, Sulaiman, Musa, Harun, Joshua, Zakaria, Yahya, Isa, and Muhammad (Peace Upon All of Them).

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The Picture of Dawud AS cutting off the head of Goliath:

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Other Inscription on the blade of the al-Battar sword, identified as Nabataean.

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