Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah intends good for His servant, He hastens the punishment for him in this world; and when Allah intends evil for His servant, He withholds punishment for his sins until he appears on the Day of Resurrection.”
In another narration, the Messenger of Allah said, “Verily, with greater rewards come greater trials; and verily, when Allah loves a people He will test them; so whoever is pleased, for him is satisfaction; and whoever is angry, then for him is wrath.”
PAGAN INNOVATIONS ACCEPTED & PRACTICED BY CHRISTIANITY -2(B)::
WE TALKED B4 ABOUT PAGAN SYMBOL CROSS (1) & THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS PBUH, I.E ACCORDING TO BIBLE AT SEPTEMBER 2(A).
SO, LET US SEE, WHOSE BIRTHDAY WAS AT DECEMBER 25TH? ALL THE CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD CELEBRATES WHICH GOD'S BIRTHDAY?
. . . Emperor Aurelian picked December 25 for this holiday in 274 to worship the sun god.
. . . pagan sun worshippers had a great festival to the sun at the winter solstice before Jesus.
. . . it would be wrong to have a golden calf with candles to worship the Lord our Strength.
. . . the public schools in Boston were still open for classes on December 25 as late as 1870.
. . . the "birthday of the invincible sun" (dies natalis Solis invicti) was this date in Rome.
. . . December 25 was chosen by being the date of the winter solstice in the Julian calendar.
. . . Satan uses this pagan feast to steal glory from the Son of God for ignorant sun worship.
. . . Christmas American-style is oppression of parents by greedy children (Isaiah 3:1-5, 12).
. . . Jesus promised that the majority are on the wrong road leading to death (Matt 7:13-14).
. . . Charles Spurgeon, the most popular Baptist minister, preached against it as late as 1871.
. . . all the unique customs of Christmas may be traced individually to pagan religious rites.
. . . Hindus, Jews, Mormons, Pagans, and other cults celebrate it while despising Jesus.
. . . using Scripture's silence to justify anything not expressly forbidden will lead to Coke and chips for the Lord's supper and ouija boards for difficult decisions.
. . . it creates the most foolish, hectic, stressful, guilt-ridden, and unproductive time of year.
. . . the LORD is a jealous God and will judge any playing with other gods (Ex 34:12-16).
THEY DONT KNOW WHOM THEY FOLLOW, THEY DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY DO, THEY DONT RELY ON THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH, ONLY CIRCULATES AROUD MIRAGE.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning us against following their ways and traditions: “You would follow the ways of those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.
We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?
“The best water on the surface of the earth is that of Zamzam. In it there is a food for the hungry and a cure for the ill”.
He (pbuh) also said:
“The water of Zamzam is for the purpose for which it is drunk”.
Explanation of the Hadith
Jibril (peace be upon him) made Zamzam flow by the Command of Allah , the Almighty as an honor to Isma'il and his mother after Prophet Ibrahim had left them in a deserted valley near the present day site of the Holy Ka'ba . She panicked because of the desolation of the place and asked her husband: "To whom are you going to leave us?" He said: "To Allah, the Almighty." She said: "In Him I trust. Did He order you to do that? " . He replied:" Yes".
As he left, he prayed to Allah, the Almighty to provide them with company and means of subsistence. The mother of Isma'il said: "Then, Allah would never desert us."
In return for her deep faith, Allah caused the Well of Zamzam to flow.
It is remarkable that Zamzam flows amidst such solid, igneous crystallized , nonporous rocks and that the flow has continued for more than 3000 years , in spite of all the digging and burying that has taken place in and around it on several occasions . The daily flow is between 11 and 18.5 liters per second. The source of water was not known until tunnels were dug around Makkah. Workers noticed that water gushed through fine cracks that extended for long distances in all directions around Makkah. This verifies the hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) that states, "Zamzam is the strong strike of Jibril and the water from Allah to Isma'il."
Thus, Zamzam is a tangible miracle that highlights the dignified status of Prophet Ibrahim, who is the father of the Prophets, and Isma'il who helped him build the Ka'ba, as well as his truthful mother Hajar.
It is narrated that 'A'ishah , the mother of the believers (A.S.), used to bring Zamzam water with her to Madinah whenever she visited Makkah and so did the Prophet (PBUH) to give it to the ill so as to pour it over their bodies and thus become cured by Allah's Will.
Ibn al-Qayyim said in his book "Zad Alma'ad", that he, along with others, "had amazing experiences with the water of Zamzam. We drank it to be cured from several illnesses and we were cured. I also saw people surviving by only drinking Zamzam for 15 days and more and they did not feel hunger." All of this verifies the hadith of the Prophet (PBUH).
In his book "Nayl al-Awtar" ash-Shawkani says that the hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) indicates that the water of Zamzam will be of benefit in both this world and the Hereafter.
Scientific research has proven that Zamzam is unique in its natural characteristics as it is hard carbonated water , which is rich in beneficial natural elements that range are around 2000 mg. per liter , while the same percentage in other kinds of well water does not exceed 260 mg per liter .
The chemical elements in Zamzam can be divided into firstly, positive ions like that of sodium (250 mg per liter), calcium (200 mg per liter), potassium (20 mg per liter), and magnesium (50 mg per liter). Secondly, negative ions like sulphur (372 mg per liter), bicarbonates (366 mg per liter) nitrates (273 mg per liter), phosphates (0.25 mg per liter) and ammonia (6 mg. per liter).
Each of these ingredients plays a major role in the vital functions of the cells of the human body. It is a well-known fact that there is a direct relationship between the imbalance of the chemicals in the human body and various illnesses. Mineral drinkable and undrinkable water has been used for many centuries to cure many diseases like rheumatism, to activate blood circulation, and is used to replace some elements that may be lacking in the body. Mineral drinkable water plays a role in curing many diseases like acidity of the stomach, indigestion, heart disease and others. On the other hand, mineral undrinkable water is beneficial in curing other diseases like rheumatism, arthritis and dermatological ailments.
Moreover, it has been proven that there are no microbes whatsoever in the water of Zamzam and the surrounding rocks. Even those microbes present in all kinds of soils are absent in the case of Zamzam.
All Praise be to Allah, the Almighty who ordered Jibril (peace be upon him) to made Zamzam flow and made the water flow to Zamzam from very fine cracks far away from the well, thus granting us the blessed water of Zamzam that has been mentioned in several Ahadith of the Prophet (pbuh).
● A common misconception is that Muslim women are the only ones who cover their hair. It may be true that Islam is the only religion in which most women follow its directives to cover the hair, but it is not the only religion to have such directives.
● Is covering hair a religious obligatory commandment for the Christian Women? Answer is simply Yes!
Paul has this to say in his letter in [1 Corinthians 11:3-10]
"But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered, disgraces his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is the same as if she were shaven. For if a woman is not covered, let her be shaven. But if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, ⇨ let her cover her head. A man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man. For man was not created for woman, but woman for man. This is why the woman ought to have ⇨ a sign of authority over her head, because of the angels."
● The most clear example to Christians is Mary mother of Jesus we see her picture in the Christian churches and everywhere. How is she dressed? she was fully covered from head to toe except for the face and hands!
● The famous early Christian theologian, St. Tertullian, in his famous treatise, ‘On The Veiling of Virgins’ wrote, “Young women, you wear your veils out on the streets, so you should wear them in the church; you wear them when you are among strangers, then wear them among your brothers…”
● Biblical teachings: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jeweleries and fine clothes. Instead it should be that of your inner self , the unfading beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way, the holy women of the past, who put their hope in God, used to make themselves beautiful”. [1Peter 3 v 3-5]
● Hijab and Niqab (Veil) was a biblical custom of all pious women to represent modesty, bashfulness and good manners
[Genesis 24:64-65] ‘And Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel, and said to the servant, “Who is the man yonder, coming to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my Master”. So she took her veil and covered herself’.
[Isaiah 3:18-19] "In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces,the earrings and bracelets and veils..."
[Isaiah 47:2] Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams.
[Ezekiel 13:18] and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own?
● According to Rabbi Dr. Menachem M. Brayer, “…it was customary that Jewish women went out in public covering their heads. Some even covered the whole face, leaving only one eye free. He further stated that, “During the Tannaitic period, the Jewish women’s failure to cover her head was considered an affront to her modesty. When her head was uncovered she might be fined four hundred zuzim for this offence.”
The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, "Allah has divided mercy into 100 parts, and He retained with Him 99 parts, and sent down to earth 1 part. Through this one part creatures deal with one another with compassion, so much so that an animal lifts its hoof over its young lest it should hurt it." (Bukhari)
● The mission of Jesus was confined to the Israelites alone. It is not true that he was sent for all mankind. Jesus expressly stated:
"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel". [Matthew 15:24]
● It may be said that he asked his disciples to teach all nations:
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost". (Matthew 28:19)
In the light of Jesus teachings anyone may safely assert that the words "teach all nations" mostly mean that the disciples of Jesus should go to all the tribes of Israelites. The word "nation" may readily be taken as an equivalent of "tribe" in view of the testimony which the Bible itself provides.
● For example, the following verses shows that the mission of Jesus and his disciples was restricted to the tribes of Israelites:
"Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel". (Matthew 19:28)
Jesus also said, while clarifying his mission to the Israelites:
"It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to dogs". (Matthew 15:26)
At another place Jesus instructed his disciples to avoid the Gentiles:
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, 'Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel' ". (Matthew 10:5-6)
● The apostles by their actions, showed that the message of Jesus was meant for and confined to the Jews only.
"Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen, travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only". (Acts 11:19)
The apostles were disturbed and annoyed when they learned that Peter, on one occasion, had preached to non-Israelites. "And when Peter was come to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, saying, Thou wentest into men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them". (Acts 11:2-3)
Thus,it is obvious that Jesus message was not a universal message, it was concerned only with Israelites just as the prophets who came before him starting with Israel (Jacob) himself ending with Jesus.
● Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was sent for whole mankind unlike all other Prophets who were sent to their respective nations,clans and tribes.Their prophethood was limited to certain places/areas but the final prophethood is unlimited ,extending beyond all boundaries.
God Almighty says in the holy Quran: "We have not sent you (O Muhammad) but as a universal (Messenger) to men giving them glad tidings and warning them but most men understand not." (Quran: 34:28)
"Say (O Muhammad to mankind): ‘If you (really) love God then follow me (i.e. accept Islam), God will love you and forgive you your sins. And God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful..." (Quran: 3:31)