PANJ-TAN AND THE INCIDNET OF MUBAHILA
(Adopted from Allama Abdul Quddus Hashmi)
[Pages 346 thru 351, Religious Tales/ Fact or Fiction, English translation of some topics from Mazhabi Dastanain /Allama Habib Kendhalvi. Translation by Dr.A.Samad Ansari]
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ALLAH has said in SURA NOOH 'Do not leave, WADD, SOVA, YA-GHOOS, YA-OOQ and NASAR'.
Five idols of the people of NOAH have been mentioned in this verse, WADD, SOVA, YAGHOOS, YA-OOQ and NASAR. All the five were The children of HADRAT IDRIS (A.S.). When they died, the Devil, advised their household, that the best way to commemorate them was to raise their tombs and sit on them in meditation. So these five persons became the outstanding personalities of the people of NOAH. These five graves were inherited by the people of NOAH, from his children. How could a people given to imitation, afford to leave its ancestors. So they advised each other, "Do not leave these pious persons, otherwise you will be no-where".
So, according to IBNE ABBAS these were the five notables of the people of NOAH, whom they inherited, through IDRIS (A.S.).
The people of NOAH, allocated to them, the status of Gods. So they became their ILAH (Gods). Among them SUVA was a woman, who was declared a DEVI (GODDESS). Thus the first PANJ-TAN (Five Bodies) of history came into being. All the nations, after NOAH, Set up their PANJ-TAN or PANJNA, by putting together five Gods and Goddesses. They had a big and respected position in the mythological stories. It is however strange that JEWS, despite all modifications and tampering in TORAH, have kept whatever remains of it, divided into five parts. They call this collection as KHUMS. This has been done with reference to their five holy QARAEEM.
The PANJ-JANA-JAP, is a loud recitation, of HINDUS, which includes the names of SEETA-JI and four virtuous persons, and is recited before the GOD-SUN, sitting in a specific posture. In the end in this recitation, a stroke is beaten on the heart, by nodding slightly to the left. It is similar to the practice of our SUFIES and ZAKIREEN when the head strokes on their hearts by sitting in a special manner.
RAM BHAGTI: This recitation is made in two combinations of five persons. it shapes as follows:
1. JAI RAGHU-NANDAN, JAI-SIAH-RAM, LOV, KAISHU, SEETA-RAM,
2. JAI RAGHU-NANDAN, JAI-SIAH-RAM, BHARAT-SEETA, SATRAHUN, SEETA-RAM.
In the first combination, both the children of CHANDRA-LACHMAN, and SEETA, and in the second combination, in place of SEETA's two sons, names of step-brother of RAM namely BHARAT AND SATRA-HUN have been included. In short, in both these combinations, there are five individuals including one lady SEETA-JI.
The same way, in the mythological stories of various ancient nations, we find the traces of five virtuous personalities. It is found that, to indicate, its power, supremacy and grip, somewhere a Claw has been drawn and somewhere five distinct marks have been shown. Even the AASHORIES had kept five feet for their Holy Bull. A monument of their BULL has been recovered from IRAQ. This Bull has two hoods.
May be the inhabitants of NAINWA, would have given birth to this PANJ-TAN, because in view of the SABA-EE Sect their leaders were the inheritors of all the knowledge of NAINWA. So these worshipers of the BULL of five legs, introduced PANJ-JANA in ISLAM also, and so they converted the five legged BULL into PANJ-TAN. If you study SHIA literature, you will find that HUSAIN(Rd) has been named the MARTYR of NAINWA also, although there is a lot of distance between KARBALA and NAINWA. If we accept HUSAIN(Rd) as MARTYR of NAINWA, we shall have to admit that HUSAIN(Rd) was neither, killed in KARBALA nor in the month of MOHARRAM.
Obviously a BULL of five legs and two humps could not be found by AASHORIES that is IRAQIES. This is nothing but incarnation of their infidelity.
Very strange figures of the expression of mythological concepts are found in the mythology of people who worship Gods and Goddesses. Some where we find a swine supporting the Planet of Earth, on his teeth. Some where we find a cow lifting it, on one of its horns. So Hindus worship cow-mother. When the poor cow changes, the horn, having been tired, Earthquakes are produced. And somewhere we find LAXMI DEVI sitting on a lotus flower.
When man, thinks, in isolation of the master guide, the BOOK of ALLAH and teachings of the PROPHET (S.A.), his mind gets freedom for brain waves, and the intelligence of the DEVIL, gets the form of human concepts. So, ALLAH has said, "Human and JINN devils, infuse deceitful concepts , deceiving each other".
One can conceive that the holiness of the (figure) five must have dawned on human mind from his fingers and thumb. When man saw four fingers and one Thumb in his hand and that he holds every thing with them, he regarded these five fingers as the source of power and authority. And the hand with five fingers was identified with grip and power. In our Persian and Urdu languages PANJA is spoken in the same sense. When the idolaters appreciated the qualities of the creator of universe and embodied them, in notable persons they designed five ministers, for running the affairs of the World. They were not Gods, in full, but held his powers to a limited extent. Thus they stood helpers and assistants of God. One controls Rains, the other is responsible for the Administration of the Earth. One is the Goddess of Wealth and the other of Arts and Crafts. Thus, human imagination designed the cabinet of ALLAH, and five members were appointed for it. So the mythology was created. Gradually this figure of five attained such sacredness, the coming idol- worshipers, got entangled in the mythology of their ancestors.
When the human sciences advanced and man started studying the heavenly bodies, he discovered five Planets, other than SUN and MOON. These Planets were named KHAMSA MUTAHAYYARA (the five astonishments) and it was admitted that whatever incidents happen on Earth are due to the influence of these five Planets.
It is a pity that we claim to be Muslims but actually believe in all non-sense except ALLAH. Even today the daily JANG and all other JOURNALS appear to be engaged in teaching this star-worship. Almost none of the papers is free from this idolatry. Ever-since, Rafzies and SHIAS got hold of our papers, they have been projecting this MAJUSI concept. so that the faint relationship the community cherishes with ALLAH should also become extinct.
1. THE PANJ-TAN OF VARIOUS NATIONS:
The five sacred personalities of the people of NOAH are, VADD, SO-VA, YA-GHOOS, YA-OOQ and NASAR, of them SOYA is a Goddess, and the remaining four are Gods. These are the first PANJ-TAN we find in AL-QURAN.
2. PANJ-TAN OF THE COMMUNITY OF SAMREEN:
IN-LEEL, IN-KI, NANAA, OO-TOU, MA-MA, of them MA-MA is a Goddess, and the remaining four are Gods. later on NANAA was also called a Goddess.
3. THE FIVE SACRED PERSON OF AKAVI PEOPLE:
NAN-GAY, MOUL-KE, HIYA, ARO-KI, ODU, of them NAN-GAY is a Goddess and the remaining four are Gods.
4. THE SACRED PANJ-TAN of BABYLONIANS:
SHAMS, SUNNY, NEE-BU, AMAR-TOOK, ANI, of them SHAMS is a Goddess. It is for this reason that even today SHAMS (SUN) is spoken as a feminine, in ARABIC. The rest of four are Gods.
5. THE FIVE SACRED PANJ-TAN of AA-SHU-RIES:
AA-SHUR, ANU, BA-AL, HIYA, WA-DAL. All these fives are Gods. None of them is a Goddess. The Winged Bull of AA-SHU-RTES has five legs, which stands for the strength of five perons.
6. THE PANJ-TAN of the ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY: AA-SE-RAS HOU- RAS, AS-LEES, RA, Al-TAM, of them AS-LEES is a Goddess.
7. THE PANJ-TAN OF CHINESE MYTHOLOGY:
YANG, ASMAN (SKY), SUN, MOON and AIR. Of them YANG, that is DHARTI MATA (Earth), is a Goddess.
8. THE SACRED PANJ-TAN, OF HINDU MYTHOLOGY:
PAARBATI, HARI-HARA, BAREHMA, VISHNU, MAHESH RAISHU, of them, PAARBATI (the mother of the World ), is a DEVI (Goddess).
9. The SACRED PANJ-TAN of PERSIAN MYTHOLOGY:
AMOORA-MASHDA, ANG-RENU, AAG (FIRE), SUN, ZAMEEN (EARTH), of them, ZAMEEN is a DEVI (Goddess)
10. THE SACRED PANJ-TAN OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY: ZAYUS, POZEEDAN, AP-RASH, APOLO, DEMTER.
11. THE SACRED PANJ-TAN OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY:
MERCURY, APOLO, SE-ROO-FA, BAIGI-KASH, SIR-NO-NO, of them SEROOFA is a DEVi.
12. THE SACRED PANJ-TAN OF TEUTANIAN MYTHOLOGY: THOR, VIR-YUNE, FARAD, BALDOR, FRARE, of them FRARE is a DEVI.
13. THE SACRED PANJ-TAN OF SAALVI MYTHOLOGY:
PERCO-MAS, AID-KOST, SWAN, 000-LOOS, DEM1-WOOL, of them SWAN is a DEVI,
14. 7HE SACRED PANJ-TAN, OF NAM BHAGTI MYTHOLOGY:
RAAM, LAXMAN, LOV, KAISHU, SITA, of them SITA, is a lady. LOD- and KAISHU are their sons. One is their real son and the other is an adopted child. RAAM-JI AUTAR, is her husband, and LAXMAN-JI is her faithful younger brother of the husband.
15. THE BABYLONIAN EXPERTS OF ASTROLOGY:
Ranked MOON and SUN, the highest, and regarded them father and son. The remaining five sacred persons are:
ATARAD, ZOHRA, THARSA (BARHASPAT), MUSHTARI, SHAKRAM, ZONAL (SANI-CHAR),
This is a brief sketch that we have presented before you. If further investigation is made, this list can even be longer,
The JEWS, have divided their Sacred BOOK (TAURAT) into five parts. They allotted sacred positions to their five earlier elders. And this accomplished the five members, of their mythology.
The foundation of ISLAM had been established on pure TAUHEED. (ONE-NESS OF ALLAH). There was no scope for any PANJ-NA in it. This established and thoughtful religion was free from the filth of three and five. None except the PROPHET (S.A.). was to be obeyed. Nor did it have any place for a Grand Pope. This religion preached equality. None was superior to others, on the basis of ancestry or birth. Nor could others be regarded weak.
There is no scope in ISLAM for regarding any person superior or inferior on the basis of race. If a sweeper become a Muslim and learns to offer NAMAZ (prayers), can stand before the worshipers and lead NAMAZ. Even the greatest of scholars and pure HASHMIES and JAFRIES have no room for denying to offer prayers in his leadership. Not to say of scholars and PEERS (religious leaders). Even the PROPHET (S.A.) has offered his prayers under the IMAMAT (LEADERSHIP) of ABU-BAKAR SIDDIQ (Rd) and ABDUR REHMAN AUF (Rd). Later on HADRAT ALl (Rd), HASNAIN (Rd) offered prayers behind ABU-BAKAR (Rd), IJMAR (Rd), and OTHMAN (Rd). When HADRAT ALI was appointed a Caliph according to SABAAEES, there were eighty to ninety thousand Companions. But none, except five or six accepted his Caliphate.
After enunciation of these clear principles, it is no room for any one to introduce three or five, but the human ingenuity did its work and a majority were involved in racialism. In the last part of the period of HADRAT OTHMAN (Rd) the problems of racialism started raising their heads.
A Jew, named ABDULLAH BIN SABA, created a variety of concepts among the illiterate bedouins. Beliefs were created about progeny of HADRAT ALI (Rd) that they were sacred and respectable and they were superior by birth, and that they were inheritors of the PROPHET (A.S.). A number of false traditions were fabricated for this purpose. One of them is the tradition of MUBAHILAH. It has been narrated in it, that when a deputation of Christians of NAJRAN, came to MADINA, in the end of 8 A,H. or, beginning of 9-A.H., and were not prepared to accept the truth, in any way, the following verse of AL-QURAN was revealed. 'We call our sons and you call your sons. We call our wives and you call your wives. We call our companions and you call your companions, and we curse the liars".
When this verse was revealed, the PROPHET (S.A.) brought wrapped up in his quilt, or blanket, HADRAT ALI (Rd), HADRAT FATIMA (Rd), HADRAT HASAN and HADRAT HUSAIN (Rd). The christians seeing them ran-away from MUBAHILA and did not agree on it.
This tradition, with slight variation in words and change, has been included in various compilations of HADITH, Our books of TAFASEER (Commentary) are a copy of the TAFASEER of SUDDI, KALBI RAFZIES. So they could not think beyond it. Although, I have proved before, that HADRAT HASAN (Rd) was born in the end of year 8 or beginning of 9 A.H. In short HADRAT HUSAIN, till the death of the PROPHET (S.A.) was not big enough to be taken, wherever the narrators want. So far as the tradition of MUSLIM is concerned. SAEED BIN MUSAYYIB has reported these words from AAMIR BIN SA-AD (Rd) BIN WAQQAS, that he (PROPHET- S.A.) told HADRAT ALI, "0! ALI, you in my place are as good as HAROON in place of MOSES'. This incident has been named from HADRAT SAAD (Rd) by his son MUS-AB as well as AAMIR. Those who have reported it from AAMIR are SAEED-BIN-AL-MUS-AB, and BUKAIR BIN MIS-MAR. SAEED has reported it briefly, but BUKAIR has attributed a number of stories towards HADRAT SAAD(Rd). Whereas SAE ED-BIN-AL-MUSAYYIB, has not narrated any thing except symbolizing HADRAT ALI(Rd) with HADRAT HAROON (A.S). HADRAT SAAD (Rd) has reported this incident from his son MUS-AB, but he even does not mention this incident.
BUKAIR has stated this event like this, that AMIR MOAVIYA (Rd) ordered SAAD (Rd) 'Why you do not abuse ALI(Rd)'. On this SAAD (Rd) presented three excuses. One of them is that when the verse "We call our sons and you call your sons", was revealed the PROPHET (S.A.) called ALI (Rd) and said °They are my household" (MUSLIM P-278, V.2).
Firstly some MOHAD-DISEEN have raised objections against BUKAIR BIN MISMAR. For instance BUKHARI says, "His HADITH is under objection. He narrates from IBNE UMAR (Rd) and AAMIR BIN SAAD (Rd). And HATIM BIN ISMAEEL, and WAQDI narrate from him". (P-358 V.1).
When we consider that SAEED BIN MUSAYYIB and MUS-AB BIN SAAD(Rd) have higher position than BUKAIR BIN MISMAR and HATIM BIN ISMAEEL, and still they narrate a small part of the RIVAYAT (Tradition) relating to leaving for TABOOK, and leave out the rest of the story, this tradition stands in contradiction to the first version. Even if the narrator is trustworthy, but he contradicts a more reliable one, his tradition will not be acceptable.
Thus, BUKAIR BIN MISMAR has contradicted narrators more trustworthy than himself. So the narration of BUKAIR is useless in comparison to the narration of MUS-AB BIN SAAD(Rd) and SAEED-BIN -AL-MUSAYYIB. It transpires from the early words of the tradition that an enemy of HADRAT ALI(Rd) is putting the question. This makes one feel that they are all the machinations of SHIAS which are appearing like it.
According to our view, if HUSAIN (Rd) had taken birth, he must have been two three months old, at most. When this event occurred, HASAN(Rd) would have been a child of two years, at most, who rust have been raised by his father or mother in their laps. Thus both the children would have been carried in laps. Both of them were brought by the PROPHET (S.A.) through HADRAT FA11MA(Rd). But ALI BIN ZAINAB(Rd) BINT RASOOL, ABDUR REHMAN BIN RUQAIYA(Rd) daughter of Prophet (S.A.) and ABDULLAH BIN UMME KULSOOM(Rd) were living at that time. After all, what is the fault of these grandsons of the PROPHET(S.A.) that they have been dismissed from being his grandsons. Perhaps they have been penalized for being UMAVIES.And then, the daughters, namely OMA-MA(Rd) BINT ZAINAB(Rd), ZAINAB(Rd), BINT FATIMA(Rd) and UMME-KULSOOM(Rd) BINT FATIMA(Rd), did not commit any crime except being girls. However, it appears from the History of PANJ-TAN that at least one women could be included in them. For the rest of four persons, there is no room. So it was necessary to exclude the women from it. As for the case of ALI BIN ZAINAB(Rd) and ABBDUR REHMAN BIN RUQAIYA(Rd), their greatest fault was, that they were UMAVIES from their fathers side. And we have been taught that it is an inexcusable crime to be an UMAVI. So, this crime was first committed by the PROPHET (S.A.), that he wedded his three daughters to UMAVIES. Since they were UMAVIES, wedding of his daughter to them, was done by the PROPHET(S.A.) by mistake, which was realised by the following generations. Although the case is just the opposite. Had there been an UMAIVI youth available for HADRAT FATIMA (Rd), she would have perhaps been wedded to him. Apart from these grand children, his son IBRAHIM who was born to MARYA QIBTIA(Rd) was yet alive. The PROPHET(S.A.) included only HASAN and HUSAIN(Rd) in his cloak, leaving all his grandsons and grand daughter aside. He left out even the two daughters of HADRAT FATIMA(Rd) namely UMME KULSOOM (Rd) and ZAINAB (Rd). Thus the PROPHET (S.A.) who has been described in AL-QURAN as blessing for all the Worlds, became as against it, (God forbid) the killer of his children even. This is the formula the SHIATES put into our hands and SUNNIES in general and PEER-PARAST (worshipers of spiritual teachers) continue projecting it, quoting the incident of MUBAHILA in its support. In AL-QURAN, ABNA, NISA and ANFUS are the plural form, for which in ARABIC there should be at least three persons. How could HADRAT ALI (Rd) be included in them, alone. He can neither be counted among ABNA (Sons) nor NISA (Wives). This is also worth consideration, that the wives of the PROPHET (S.A.) were also present, the least number of them is nine. But the PROPHET (S.A.) does not take them along at all. On the basis of these stories, it is proved, that the first person to violate AL-QURAN, was the PROPHET (S, A.) himself.
All the three words of AL-QURAN are in plural numbers, which are used essentially for three or more. So, if he (the PROPHET- S.A.) did go for MUBAHILA, two more persons should have been with him, to speak out. And thus, these three persons, could have brought with them, their sons, and wives. They would have invited some other persons also. So, from the viewpoint of AL- QURAN, this should have been a general proclamation. But, praise to the SABAAEE mind that it tore the story asunder.
In fact this challenge of AL-QURAN, was never accepted by the Christians. It was not possible for them either. The PROPHET (S.A.) did not bring anybody concealed in his cloak or blanket. All this fiction is a game of figure FIVE, for which AL- QURAN is being tarnished. This mythological Five-Person concept, has also come up in ISLAM. When once PANJ-TAN came into existence, it has been repeated so many times, that it could settle in the minds of the common folk, and they cease to be able to think against it. In short the emblem of Five-Fingered hand was created, it was mounted on the horse-back. With the result that, the exponents of ONE NESS of God, started inviting the World to HERO WORSHIP.
When these PANJ-TAN came into existence, the disputes of VILAYAT and IMAMAT were brought up, and ALI(Rd) and his progeny was given preference above others and UMAVIES were debased and disgraced, so that SUNNIES could not mention about these grandsons of the PROPHET (S.A.) whose ancestors were UMAVIES. So, a formula was developed, that the PROPHET (S.A.) had only one daughter. The other three were expelled out of his progeny, having been wedded to UMAVIES.
Although, if the ISLAMIC HISTORY, and those persons who accepted ISLAM early are studied closely, this will transpire clearly that among those who sacrificed their lives for ISLAM, UMAVIES have been more than HASMITES. If it is considered that women of all families were wedded to the PROPHET (S.A.) except HASHMITES, it will transpire, that this happened because of the condition laid in AL-QURAN, that, "They should have migrated with you Thus, according to AL-QURAN, it was necessary for any woman to be migrant, for being wedded to the PROPHET (S.A.). And no HASHMITE, woman or girl was migrant. So none of the HASHMITE women, could be wedded to the PROPHET (S.A.) and become mother of the UMMAH.
Whereas, among the UMAVIES, HADRAT UMME HABEEBA (Rd) had the honour, of being the mother of UMMAH. And this is an honour to last to the DOOMS-DAY. This UMME-HABEEBA (Rd) is the daughter of ABU-SUFYAN (Rd), the sister of AMIR MOAVIYA (Rd) and aunt of YAZEED BIN MOAVIYA (Rd). This may also be kept in mind, that, the children of all other daughters of the PROPHET (S.A.) were all UMAVIES, not HASHMITES. So, discarding BANU-UMAIYA means, delcrting these grand-sons and grand-daughters of the PROPHET (S.A.) who belong to BANU-UMAIYA. And these daughters of the PROPHET (S.A.) were wedded to UMAVIES, and their children became UMAVIES.