Sacred Code of Christ

Its way past bed time. I needed some rest. Normally I try to hit the bed by 11pm, up by 6am, but tonight only 4 hours sleep would have to do. Thanks to Netflix entertaining my subconscious. I saw this movie before, I read the book also, but I just had to see the movie, again. Its about a topic that touched “a lot” of peoples’ lives around the world. The topic can be narrated from a religious point of view, as it generally is, or one could make an effort to understand it from a general perspective. The story is about Jesus Christ (peace be upon him).

2.5 billion people, almost half the world population, believe in the Christ, the Messiah. That’s a good start don’t you think? Before getting into details and those points of departure, lets at least accept the fact that Jesus Christ is a World figure loved by billions. Its even more fascinating to note that the Messiah touches hearts and minds with the warmth of mercy and compassion for people who know and those who don’t know about his mission. Simply mentioning his name causes a slight tender hand to touch your heart. It awakens you but never disturbs you. Softness comparable to falling snow on your face.

For 2000 years the legacy of Christ’s story endured. It is one filled with awe, mystery and tragedy. The “code” is as elusive as it ever was. The “story” of Christ continues and it is up to us to connect with him in the way that agrees with the heart and mind. To consider Monopolizing his story would be an act of selfishness characteristic of those who conspired against him. On the other hand, there is no such road block to let our free minds search for the Messiah within the rational storages of our hearts and the logical databases of our minds. The attitude if summarized could be something like this – “I want to know Jesus Christ, and I’m going to open the eyes of my heart to find him”.

Let start with the Passion. Crucifixion used to take “days” not “hours” for life to end on the cross. Roman soldiers broke legs to quicken the process. For Christ, an exception was made, he was pierced in the chest, and amazingly, blood “gushed forth”, meaning, he was alive at that time on the cross! This is proven from circumstantial evidence in the Gospels. .

Christ was alive when the Roman soldier struck him leads me also to believe that Christ was alive when herbal medication was applied to his body at the foot of the Cross which helped him to recover and regain strength after recuperation and rest at the Sepulchre.

His disciples had to write down the great story of the Master, just like they wrote the drafts for the Gospels. For matter of safety for the Believers such evidences and Documents regarding his survival had to be tucked away. The documents changed hands and went places but their idea remained alive and passed on from one generation to the next. Over time, Christ’s mission witnessed explosive growth and the pagan Roman imperialists decides to incorporate “religion” into their ruling system.

Rise of the “established” and “controlled” and “managed” belief system happened soon after. The high priest and the Holy Emperor shake hands, people are happy and ‘religion’ thrives bringing in followers and converts to the cause. For the Holy Emperor’s own survival strategy, all notions of any alternate story about Crucifixion had to be ruthlessly eliminated from all records, forever.

Those evidences had to be destroyed completely by any means and any “heretic” who entertained the idea of any other story of Christ would be very sorry for his beliefs, up to the pain of burning on the stake. We know this as the Inquisition. Lets move on.

But, some people did believe in another story and somehow they managed to survive the inquisition. Their story found pathway through the “bloodlines” of those people who chose to protect that narrative. You may call it whatever you want, Priory of Sion, Templars, Guardians, Holy Grail, but the point is not in the name, not at all. What is the point then?

The most fundamental point about the Ministry of Christ is his “Message” and his Struggles, his Wars, mainly against the established clergy in Jerusalem, who had monopolized spirituality, changed the concept of Justice and reduced the importance of the After life. Christ fought hard to reform this priestly, legalistic, traditional, dogmatic religiosity of “holy men”. The Messiah, the Master was a Jewish Rabbi, a reformer of Bani Israel and a revolutionary of the highest order.

Lets turn towards Arabia for a change. Abraham’s son Ishmael through Hajira brought about the Arab nation and its them mainly who believe Jesus Christ never died on the cross.

The Jewish priests who conspired against him under the cover of darkness the night before only ‘thought’ that he died and evidently none from the Temple came forward to verify the status of the holy body when it was brought down from the Cross.

There is also evidence that suggests that Pontius Pilate was surprised to hear a Roman guard claim that Christ had died. We know Pilate did not want the blood of an innocent man on his hands. Governor’s wife had warned him not to harm the Christ based on a dream she had seen.

Ideas about the escape of Christ from crucifixion, hiding of documentary evidences, knowledge of unpublished Gospels, jointly portray a version of the Passion that would definitely not be tolerated in the least by the defenders of Tradition, whose entire survival depends on a completely different narrative.

It doesn’t matter what the establishment thinks about it. The fact is that billions of people love Christ. No establishment or Tradition on Earth can take that away.

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Jesus Enters Jerusalem

“My house will be a house of prayer……You have made it a “den of robbers”. Luke Ch 19 v 45-47.

The Mighty Prophet of God, the Spirit of God, the Word of God, Jesus Alihi salatu wa salam, or Nabi Isa Alihi wa Salam rises above the boundaries and borders of humans. Jesus (Alihi Salam, Upon Him be Peace or AS) belongs to all humanity. Muslims have been commanded by God, in the Holy Quran, never to make any distinction between any of the Prophets (alihi Salatu wa salam, Peace Be Upon Them). Prophets were sent with a high Mission to establish the Justice of God on Earth and to correct our thoughts, concepts and morals.

I read the Gospel of Luke last night for the very first time. Movies I saw. Books I read, but reading the Bible was a first. How did I feel? Overwhelmed. I am truly amazed at how much Muslims and Christians have in common with respect to their Scriptures. In my simplistic understanding, Christians are followers of Jesus Christ (AS), and Muslims are followers of Prophet Muhammad (Sallillahu alihi wa alihi wa sallam or Peace Be Upon Him and His Family). It is my firm conviction that all the Prophets of God taught mankind to believe in only ONE GOD and to worship none other than the ONE GOD the Sovereign the Owner of the Universe. In Islam, this concept is known as Tawheed and it is the most important concept in Islam.

I chose to study the Gospel of Luke for a purpose. It seems to me quite strange that the followers of two Mighty Prophets (AS) should be fighting each other in so many different corners of the world. It would have been more justifiable if the Believers had teamed up to defend their communities from the attacks of disbelievers.

I would expect the followers of Muhammad (PBUH) to defend their Christian brothers, also known as the Nasarah or the Helpers in Islamic terminology, wherever they make up a minority position in any Muslim country. Similarly, I would expect the Nasarah to defend their Muslim brothers in Palestine, Yemen, Bangladesh and Kashmir. Unrealistic expectations I suppose. This got me reading up and slowly brought me to Luke.

Luke, chapter 19, verse 45-47, when Jesus (AS) enters the Temple, he does something quite remarkable. He drives the “sellers” out of the temple. Was this a spontaneous act or was it planned? Could it be that Jesus (AS) had identified the “sellers” as corrupt, impure, disbelieving, hypocritical pretenders who had effectively commercialized the faith of Jews and therefore these “robbers” had to be thrown out first.

So he organized his disciples and developed a strategy to rid the temple of the impure “robbers”. The plan worked perfectly. The “sellers” were driven out, the Messiah began his sermons, crowds came to listen to him. He did it, he got the attention of the common people. Jesus (AS) was a fine strategist. Wouldn’t you agree?

Coming back to the 21st century, we have a similar situation, where the wealthy elite “robbers” have commercialized the religious industry, just as they had done 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. They control prices, the production, demand, supply and movement of goods (including currencies) and are able to purchase priestly blessings for their “services” from their Chief Priests.

Common people mostly end up as hostages to the “robbers” also referred to as Capitalists and Monopolists in modern times. A case in point is the forbidden usage of Interest (also called Usury or Riba in Arabic). Why are Christian and Muslim priests silent on the topic of “interest” and money lending business model of Banks? Should they (the priests) not be educating the masses about the evil inherent in the principle of interest on money? Interest is the foundational pillar on which the monopolistic capitalist system stands. Are the Chief Priests in Manhattan and London protecting the “robbers”?

In Islam, it is even more explicitly forbidden in the clear verses of the Holy Quran. Yet we rarely hear the Muslim priests wanting to remove the curse of “riba” (interest) from the banking industry. Is the power of the “robbers’ too great to overcome or is there another transaction “behind the veil’ which we poor people have been blinded from?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Why do they convert to Islam

My mother comes from a Hindu Brahmin family. She changed her religion when she married my father. Why did it not happen the other way round? Although dad died 18 years ago mother did not switch back to Brahminism. I could think of few friends who had converted to Islam in the US and the UK. I find it quite strange that at a time when Muslims are on the receiving end in just about every corner of the world, citizens of the most advanced nations on this planet are getting attracted to switch over to Islam. What is the secret behind this attraction? How would I view Islam if I were a non Muslim?

If I were a non Muslim, my first impression of Muslims would be a critical assessment and here is why. A lot of Muslim immigrants find shelter in the west away from the murderous dictators back in their police states. Unfortunately, immigrant Muslims look at the land of refuge with hate. Contradictions in personality are difficult to hide, no matter how hard one tries to fake it, it simply shows up in minor details in body language, behaviors and overall attitude towards others. For instance, Jews like Muslims also harbor some attitude towards their host communities. Migrant jews may be credited for this phenomenon which does not earn much praise. Here is small comparison between these two communities from the eyes of a non Muslim non Jew observer:

Jewish community is probably more rigid in segregation than Muslims. For instance, the idea of sticking close to ones own religious community is more serious amongst Jews than in Muslims. Isolating children from the greater society also is stronger in Jewsih residential areas, with special emphasis on their particular community style education. Add to that the ideological training given to kids to dominate society by the accumulation of wealth, education and power, as a regular curriculum. It should be no surprise that the most influential persons in the west are of jewish origin. Their most preferred trade is ofcourse interest based banking. Jews over thousands of years mastered the art of interest-usury game more than any other community in the world. Its the signature profession of the jewish community.

Jewish schools do not teach Christianity. They say that an imposter by the name of Saul of Tarsus made up the doctrines of Christianity by giving divine attributes to Jesus Christ, therefore they see no reason to learn a religion based on fake premises. It seems that Jews do not have respect (let alone acceptance) for Jesus Christ, Yahya, and the disciples and helpers of Christ.

On the other hand, I see that the Christian community looks at Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) somewhat detached from the continuity of the Abrahamic faith. I don’t understand why they do this or more importantly how they manage to get away with this. Revelation, Prophethood, Day of Judgement, Resurrection, Heaven, Hell, Forgiveness, Mercy, Love, Compassion, Struggle, Kingdom of G-d, they are all rooted in the Abrahamic monotheistic religion. Islam just happens to be the last in this line and Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the last of the long line of prophets.

From the family of Abraham comes the family of Ismael and Isac, from Isac comes Jacob and from Jacob (also known as Israil) comes the twelve tribes of Israil. Prophets Joseph, Moses, John, Jesus, and Mu
hammad (Peace Be Upon All of Them) are part of the same line of prophethood, revelation, and divine help. To reject the revelation given to Christ is same as rejecting the revelation given to Moses or Muhammad (PeaceBeUponThemAll). To reject the sacred Injeel (Bible) would be the same as rejecting the Holy Torah or the Majestic Quraan. To reject one is like rejecting all others as well, similarly, accepting one is like accepting all others as well.

However, established religious institutions don’t want to think like that. As a result of this, Judaism ends with Moses, Christianity ends with Jesus Christ, whereas Islam seems to say something completely different than the first two.

Muslims say that firstly Islam is not the name of a religion as understood in the west. Islam is a way of life which has in it spirituality, economics, politics, law, society, education, healthcare and all other branches of human life that together make us civilized. It wants its followers to make rational understanding of religion, G-d and Prophethood in such a way that human life gets directed to the natural path which satisfies both the heart and the mind so that life of human beings can be regulated in the material as well as the spiritual world. The result of this simplistic concept is that it appeals to the poor farmer in a rice field in Bangladesh just as it makes an impact on the Chairman of a corporation in USA. There is no complicated concept of one in three or three in one, divinity versus human form, or original sin versus redemption of man. Islam is all about simplicity. This is where it seems to differ most with all other world faiths.

In Islam, a Muslim does not need to please any priest to enter Jannah (heaven). One does not have to be a millionaire to be worthy to his family´s love. A medical doctor or a school teacher or a street cleaner, all are equal in honor and dignity. Muslims pray shoulder to shoulder with other Muslims regardless of their social and racial diversities five times a day, bowing and prostrating before G-D as a mark of their submission to the Most Powerful.

Anybody can become a Muslim. Rich, poor, white, black, tall, short, whatever the mix may be, it doesn’t matter in Islam because the best of man is the one who has the awareness of G-d in him. Muslims call it TAQWA. Man with TAQWA is the successful man. His reward will be decided by the Most Merciful. Such a man will place his hope for the permanent good life in the Hereafter over the temporary good life of this world. This simplicity based worldview is an anti-depressant for many people whose lives have become victims of a materialistic greed filled rat race in the world of corporate shareholder value creation mania. its the type of world that turns a spiritual being into a simple material being which exists only for the pursuit of happiness, forgetting such concepts as morality, ethics, righteousness, God-consciousness and spiritual piety. Islam´s concept of Taqwa provides a meaningful solution out of this dark side.

For someone who comes from Christian or Jewish background Islamic belief system should be no surprise. The Majestic Quraan is the word of G-d just like Torah and the Injeel (Bible). prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a prophet, so were prophets Noah, Abraham, Isac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, John, and others, peace be upon them all. Its the same family tree having one simple mission, to guide mankind towards goodness.

For Hindus, Budhists and other faiths, Islam offers a way out of their complicated race driven in-human caste and class system. For those millions of Hindus who are considered low caste, untouchable, meant to perform only menial garbage cleaning jobs, Islam is their solution to live a life of honor for themselves and for their future generations. A Dalit untouchable Hindu will no longer continue to be a Dalit under Islam. His children will not be allowed to become victims of racial discrimination by the upper caste. Every human being was created by ALLAH SWT and to HIM we return, no human has the authority to degrade and dehumanize another human. This is a principle faith of Islam and it will not accept any compromise from Hinduism regarding this issue. Brahmins and Budhists also find this quality of Islam as truth from the Divine Creator. Submission to such doctrine is naturally easier than submission to racism.

The secret to Islam I think lies here. It is multi ethnic, multi racial, multi lingual and it appeals to rational thinking. It is simple in its creed, it has its original source safely secured in documentary evidence, and it has its spiritual and material appeals for just about every type of person. My friends who converted to Islam were impressed by its non racial doctrines the most. my mother was most likely convinced by its concepts of equality. For many others there might have been different reasons, which means there exists not one but many secrets in Islam which act as keys to our hearts.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Chosen One

The Majestic Quran tells us something spectacular about the identity of the Last Messenger of God (Peace Be Upon Him). Those to whom We gave the Scripture know him as they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while they know (it), TMQ 2:146. Torah and the Injeel foretold believers of older generatio0ns about the coming of the mighty prophet of God. This last Prophet (PBUH) would be like Nabi Musa (AS). As Musa (AS) was victorious over pharaoh, so would the last Messenger (PBUH) be victorious over his enemies. Nabi Musa (AS) had the Holy Law (Shareeah) and so would the last Messenger (PBUH). Nabi Musa (AS) judged between people (crime and punishment matters), so would the last Nabi (PBUH).

The descriptions about the last Messenger are indeed mind boggling. Basically, the Torah is telling the believers that there will be Light after Darkness, there will be victory of justice over the forces of tyranny, there will be peace, real peace, empires and dictators will crumble, it will be the coming of a universal super hero who will fill the world with Justice, Truth, Mercy and Compassion. This chosen one is he who will be spiritual like Nabi Isa (AS), tough like Nabi Musa (AS), Godfearing like Ibraheem (AS), hard working like Nabi Nuh (AS), obedient like Ismail (AS), patient like Ayub (AS), beautiful like Yusuf (AS), persevering like Yunus (AS), courageous like David (AS), strong like Sulaiman (AS) and wise like Luqman (AS).

Those who read and understood the Torah figured it out. Whoever would be in the group of this Nabi will become the ruler of the world, undoubtedly. Bani Isareel´s triibes thus moved to the Arab deserts waiting for the arrival of this last Nabi. Obviously, the Jews were absolutely convinced beyond an iota of any doubt, that the last Chosen One must be from the family of Israeel, as had been the case for thousands of years. Allah SWT had always sent prophet after prophet to the family of Ibraheem, Ishaq and Yaqub. Why would it be any different this time? The Jews forgot something about this whole episode. ALLAH SWT does whatever HE SWT wants, HE SWT does not consult us for His (SWT) actions. We depend on HIM (SWT), HE (SWT) does not depend on us. HE SWT chooses whomever HE SWT wants to be HIS Rasool. Who are we to question God? But the Jews are notorious for questioning everything where the Divine is no exception. Refer to the case of Nabi Musa (AS) and the cow. They questioned the Nabi until they were very close to disobedience and disbelief.

Never the less, Jews knew the return of the mighty prophet-warrior-king was imminent and so they made plans to welcome him to strengthen himself for world domination. Look at what the Torah says about the personality, character and the might of The Chosen One (prophet Muhammad PBUH):

Isaiah 42:1-13 – The chosen one Behold My servant, I will support him, My chosen one, whom My soul desires; I have placed My spirit upon him, he shall promulgate justice to the nations. He shall neither cry nor shall he raise [his voice]; and he shall not make his voice heard outside. A breaking reed he shall not break; and a flickering flaxen wick he shall not quench; with truth shall he execute justice. Neither shall he weaken nor shall he be broken, until he establishes justice in the land, and for his instruction, islands shall long. So said God the Lord, the Creator of the heavens and the One Who stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and what springs forth from it, Who gave a soul to the people upon it and a spirit to those who walk thereon. I am the Lord; I called you with righteousness and I will strengthen your hand; and I formed you, and I made you for a people’s covenant, for a light to nations. To open blind eyes, to bring prisoners out of a dungeon, those who sit in darkness out of a prison. I am the Lord, that is My Name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to the graven images. The former things, behold they have come to pass, and the new things I tell; before they sprout I will let you hear. Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise from the end of the earth, those who go down to the sea and those therein, the islands and their inhabitants. The desert and its cities shall raise [their voice]; Kedar shall be inhabited with villages; the rock dwellers shall exult, from the mountain peaks they shall shout. They shall give glory to the Lord, and they shall recite His praise on the islands. The Lord shall go out like a hero; like a warrior shall He arouse zeal; He shall shout, He shall even cry, He shall overpower His foes. – Yeshayahu 42:1-13 –

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Pophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the ocean and we Muslims are in comparison drops of water in it. We are floating superficially on the surface while the depth and vastness  of the ocean remains only a great picture for us. Let us study this magnificent ocean from the lens of one who wants justice in the world, who wants to see the end of poverty, who wants peace and happiness for all. Then we will begin to see the illuminating Noor around our dark world.