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Re: prostration of nature to Allah
By:Yusuf, Texas
Date: Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 5:52 am
In Response To: Re: prostration of nature to Allah (Dawood, USA)

Dear brother,

Unfortunately, the great Allama also seems to have succumbed to the Biblical influence of Ibrahim (AS) preparing to slaughtering his son, Ismayeel (AS). It is Ishaaq (AS) in the bible, by the way.

From Exposition of Holy Quran, By Ghulam Ahmed Parwez, partially rendered in English after his death, by Haji Habib-ur- Rahman Khan, Surah 18 Al-Kahf onwards.

37:102 When the son grew up he was able to render help to his father. One the father told him, “O my son, I saw in my dream that I am sacrificing you. Think about it seriously and let me know your views.

37:103 (Abraham taking the dream to be Almighty’s command, prepared to slaughter his son.) Both the father and the son submitted and Abraham laid his son down, prostrate, on his temple.

37: 104-105 We immediately removed this thought from Abraham’s mind and called out to him, “O Abraham. You considered your dream as Allah’s command and laid your son for the purpose of slaughtering him! This was not Our command, but merely a dream of yours. Therefore, We have saved you and your son from this. We keep those who lead their lives according to divine guidance safe from such mishaps”.

37:106 This indeed was a clear and distinctive reward which was given to Abraham.

37:107 As far as the son is concerned, We saved him for a far greater sacrifice. (This sacrifice refers to the fact that instead of keeping leadership confined to Syria, We wanted him to become the custodian or Our house Ka’bah, which was located in the far off barren land of Arabia and which had to be made the centre and gathering place for all those the world over, who in the unity of God- 14:37)

Now compare how Dr Shabbir has rendered the same verses:

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.' [Have had a dream = Have had a vision. 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. [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. Leaving the prestigious office of Chief Priesthood in Babylon and now the comfort of Syria for the wilderness of the Valley of Makkah was the Momentous Sacrifice].

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prostration of nature to Allah
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:49 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Monday, 22 May 2017, 6:06 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:00 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:44 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
JAwaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:26 am
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:40 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Yusuf, TX -- Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:25 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 8:16 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Yusuf, Texas -- Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 5:52 am
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Yusuf, Texas -- Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:44 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 8:23 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Monday, 22 May 2017, 9:43 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:39 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:52 pm
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:33 am
Re: prostration of nature to Allah
Dawood, USA -- Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:47 pm