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37:102 Was this VISION a WAHI?
By:*Dr. Shabbir, Florida
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2012, 8:53 pm
In Response To: 37:102 Was this VISION a WAHI? (Abu Abdullah - Karachi, Pakistan)

Dear brother,

The exact nature of WAHI is beyond the understanding of common people like us.

It says in 37:102 .... YA BUNAYYA, INNI ARAA FIL MANAAMI .... [Literally, "O My Son! I have seen in my dream (or I have had a vision) ...."

37:102 And when he was old enough to strive along with him, Abraham said, “O My dear son! I have had a vision that I must give you to a life of test and tribulation for a Noble cause (37:107). So look, what do you think?” He said, “O My father! Do what you are commanded. God willing, you will find me of the steadfast.”

[Zibh and Zabh = Sacrifice = Disregard comfort for a Noble cause. Just as Qatl = To subdue, kill, fight, humiliate, bring low]

37:103 As both of them had surrendered themselves (to God), he made Ishmael further submit in gratitude. [Contrary to popular tradition, Abraham never envisioned or intended to slaughter his son. God does not play games with His servants. Literal ‘forehead to ground’ = complete submission in gratitude]

37:104 We called unto him, “O Abraham!

37:105 You have already affirmed the vision. We – This is so - We must reward the doers of good.”

37:106 This was a trial, clear in itself. [Leaving the prestigious office of Chief Priesthood in Babylon and now the comfort of Syria for the wilderness of Makkah]

37:107 We exchanged his life for a Momentous Sacrifice. [Please notice here the absence of the Biblical and the traditional myth of a 'ram' sent from the heavens. Also, note that slaughtering of a sheep or goat, by no means, can be considered a Momentous Sacrifice. 14:37, 37:102]

Messages In This Thread

37:102 Was this VISION a WAHI?
Abu Abdullah - Karachi, Pakistan -- Sunday, 6 May 2012, 6:15 pm
37:102 Was this VISION a WAHI?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 6 May 2012, 8:53 pm
Re: 37:102 VISION or REASONING?
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 7:37 am
37:102 VISION or REASONING?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 10:21 am
Re: 37:102 VISION or REASONING - BOTH
Helen, UK -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 10:10 am
37:102 VISION or REASONING - BOTH
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 10:31 am
Re: 37:102 VISION or REASONING - BOTH
Helen, UK -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 11:41 am
Re: 37:102 VISION or REASONING - BOTH
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 2:51 pm
Re: 37:102 VISION or REASONING - BOTH
Helen, UK -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 7:39 pm
Re: 37:102 VISION or REASONING?
irfan rahmat, singapore -- Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 4:39 pm