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Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in many Languages.


ترجمات معاني القرآن لـ29 لغة:
Translations of the meanings of Quran for 29 languages:
www.quranhome.com
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Plus:
A post by brother Salman Saeed, May Allah reward him:
Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in many Languages.

Alhamdulillah. InshaAllah now you can download the Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in pdf format in different languages from the links provided below. Share with your family and friends and with all the people around you.

Arabic
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English
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Urdu
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Chinese
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Greek
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Spanish
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Persian
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Fula
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French
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Romani
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Hausa
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Russian
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Sindhi
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Sinhalese
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Somali
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Albanian
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Swedish
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Tamil
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Thai
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Turkish
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Photo: ‎ترجمات معاني القرآن لـ29 لغة:
Translations of the meanings of Quran for 29 languages:
www.quranhome.com
.
.
.
Plus:
A post by brother Salman Saeed, May Allah reward him:
Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in many Languages.

Alhamdulillah. InshaAllah now you can download the Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in pdf format in different languages from the links provided below. Share with your family and friends and with all the people around you.

Arabic
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/371251

English
http://www.islamhouse.com/p/1237

Urdu
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/27221

Chinese
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/73256

Azerbaijani
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/24312

Bulgarian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/371258 

Brahui
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28807

Bosnian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/74992

Bengali
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/371260

German
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/371357

Greek
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/30468

Spanish
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28789

Persian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/371362

Fula
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29039

French
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/39785

Romani
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29028

Hausa
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/30463

Indonesian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/41483

Chichewa
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29017

Kazakh
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/31804

Korean
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29049

Kashmiri
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29046

Macedonian
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Malayalam
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Burmese
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28832

Pashto
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/385325

Portuguese
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/24222

Romanian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/385327

Russian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/385328

Sindhi
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28975

Sinhalese 
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/45798

Somali
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29020

Albanian
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28753

Swedish
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29013

Tamil
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28962

Telugu
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/72941

Thai
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28967

Turkish
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/33756

Tagalog
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/45804

Tamazight
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/39731

Uyghur
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/39743

Vietnamese
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/29040

Yoruba
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/30467

Zulu
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/28973
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The Solution to all our Problems.


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Feeling Depressed? Angry? Sad? Hopeless? Oppressed? Lonely? Lost?
The Solution to all our Problems.

and also satan whispering in ur mind and soul that will cause more stress so please listen to quran with headphones with loud voice in ur mobiles or ipad or computer or mp3 anytime all the time that will give kick and give earthquake to satan
the special surahs are surah baqraa; surah al imran ; last three quls 112;113; and 114 and also suranh ya seen; surah al-saffaaat; surah rahman ; surah mulk and surah jinn
FIRST U DO WADHU AND LSTEN TO THE SURAH A NOTED ABOVE U WILL FEEL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH REFRESHED AND PEACEFUL U CANT EVEN IMAGINE IT WILL OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE

listen to quran frequently with the surah noted above tell how u feel later

VERY IMPORTANT WHILE LISTENING TO QURAN WITH HEADPHONES WITH FULL VOLUME AS SURAHS NOTED U DO DEEP MASSAGE OR SLIGHTLY SLAP YOURSELF THE WHOLE BODY BECAUSE SATANS ARE MADE OF HOT AIR THEY ARE JINNS THEY CAN ENTER OUR BODY LIKE AIR (OXYGEN) THEY USUALLY STAYS WITHIN SKIN AND MUSCLE LAYER SO WHILE DOING DEEP MASSAGE OR SLAPPING THEY WILL EXCRUCIATING PAIN FROM QURAN RECITATION AND PHYSICAL INJURY SO PLEASE TRUST ME IAM DOCTOR BY PROFESSION WHILE HELPING MY DEAREST MUSLIMS ON FACEBOOK OUR CREATOR ALLAH SUB HANU WA THALLAH GAVE ME THESE KNOWLEDGE IAM NOT LYING DONT TELL ANYBODY UNTIL U TRY IT FIRST ON UR SELF FOR ON ONE WEEK BECAUSE IT IS A UNSEEN KNOWLEDGE IN THESE THINGS U HAVE TO BE TRUE BELIEVER IN THE REAL FAITH (TRUE ISLAM) (QURAN AND SUNNAH) PLEASE SHARE UR EXPERIENCES HOW U FEEL AFTER THESE PROCEDURES

MAY ALLAH SUB HANU WA THALLAH SAVE US OUR WORST ENEMIES satans and make our lives peaceful and happy AMEEEEEEEEEN

IMPORTANT NOTE STOP LISTENING TO ANY KIND OF MUSIC THEN SATANS WILL ENER UR BODY AND TAKE CONTROL OF UR SOUL AND BODY AND ALSO WHEN U GET ANGRY; OR START CURSING(BAD WORDS); OR GET SCARED FROM HORROR MOVIES OR IF DO NOT PRAY 5 TIMES ON TIME OR DONT READ QURAN DAILY OR DO NOT DO DHIKR OF ALLAH SUB HANU WA THALLAH

THE REASON WHY IAM SHARING THIS INFORMATION IS BECAUSE IF U WANT JANNATHUL FIRDAUS HIGHEST LEVEL OF PARADISE THEN U HAVE TO FIGHT WITH SATAN AND NAFZ (EGO) AND DESIRES ALL THE TIME

SO PLEASE Pray 5 TIMES ON TIME EVERYDAY AND DO LOTS OF DHIKR REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH SUB HANU WA THALLAH AND ALSO READ QURAN DAILY FINISH AS MANY U WANT IN UR WHOLE LIFE AND TRY TO MEMORIZE ALSO IN SHA ALLAHAND ALSO READ QURAN EVERYDAY AND COMPLETE QURAN AS MANY TIMES AS U CAN IN UR LIFE U WILL HIGHER STATUS IN TNE NEXT LIFE IN SHAA ALLAH

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Universe will not continue forever


Universe will not continue forever

Recent scientists are asking about the future of our universe, is there an end or it is endless? They use their machines and technology but they got no answer for their question. But Allah Almighty told and taught us that He is the creator of everything so that He started the creation and He Almighty alone will end that creation. He Almighty says: (And (remember) the Day when We shall roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books, as We began the first creation, We shall repeat it, (it is) a promise binding upon Us. Truly, we shall do it.){Sûrat 
Photo: Universe will not continue forever

Recent scientists are asking about the future of our universe, is there an end or it is endless? They use their machines and technology but they got no answer for their question. But Allah Almighty told and taught us that He is the creator of everything so that He started the creation and He Almighty alone will end that creation. He Almighty says: (And (remember) the Day when We shall roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books, as We began the first creation, We shall repeat it, (it is) a promise binding upon Us. Truly, we shall do it.){Sûrat Al-Anbiyâ- The Prophets-verse 104}Al-Anbiyâ- The Prophets-verse 104}

Is reciting surah alfatiha is compulsory in any salaah?

Photo: Assalm alikum
Is reciting surah alfatiha is compulsory in any salaah?
I think your answer will 'Yes' and reasons..............................
But problem is that I heared that Quran says 'Listen with attention wnen Quran recited(I don't know properly,something like that)
Please clarify the answers

Praise be to Allaah.

Reciting al-Faatihah is one of the essential parts of the prayer, and is to be recited in each rak’ah both by the imaam and by those who are being led by him, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book [i.e., al-Faatihah].” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 714). With regard to one who is following an imaam reciting al-Faatihah behind the imaam in a prayer where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, there are two scholarly opinions.

The first opinion is that it is obligatory, the evidence for that being the general meaning of the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book [i.e., al-Faatihah].” And because when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught the one who had not prayed properly, he told him to recite al-Faatihah.

It was narrated in a saheeh report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite it in every rak’ah. Al-HaafizibnHajar said in Fath al-Baari: “It was proven that permission was given to the one who is praying behind an imaam to recite al-Faatihah in prayers in which Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, without any exceptions. That is what was narrated by al-Bukhaari in Juz’ al-Qiraa’ah, and by al-Tirmidhi, IbnHibbaan and others, from Makhool from Mahmoodibn al-Rabee’ from ‘Ubaadah, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stumbled in his recitation in Fajr, and when he finished he said, “Perhaps you recite behind your imaam?” They said, “Yes,” He said, “Do not do that, except for the Opening of the Book (al-Faaithah), for there is no prayer for the one who does not recite it.”

The second opinion is that the recitation of the imaam is also the recitation of the one who is praying behind him. The evidence for that is the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy” [al-A’raaf 7:204]

IbnHajar said: “Those who say that (the one who is praying behind an imaam) does not have to recite it in prayers where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, such as the Maalikis, quote as evidence the hadeeth, ‘When he recites then listen attentively.’ This is a saheehhadeeth which was narrated by Muslim from Abu Moosa al-‘Ash’ari.”

Those who say that it is obligatory say that it should be recited after the imaam has finished reciting al-Faatihah and before he starts to recite another soorah, or that it should be recited when the imam pauses. IbnHajar said: “He should listen when the imam is reciting, and recite it when he is silent.”

ShaykhIbnBaaz said, “What is meant by when the imam pauses is when he pauses during al-Faatihah or after reciting it, or in the soorah that he recites after it. If the imam does not pause, then the one who is praying behind him has to recite al-Faatihah even if the imam is reciting, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions.” (See Fataawa al-ShaykhIbnBaaz, vol. 11, p. 221)

The Standing Committee was asked a similar question and replied as follows:

The correct scholarly opinion is that it is obligatory to recite al-Faatihah when praying alone and it is obligatory upon the imam and those whom he is leading both in prayers where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud and when it is to be recited silently, because of the soundness and specific nature of the texts which indicate that. The aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy”

[al-A’raaf 7:204] is general in meaning. The hadeeth, “When the Qur’aan is recited then listen attentively” is general and applies both to al-Faatihah and other soorahs. These two texts are general in meaning, and the following hadeeth refer to an exception to that rule:

“There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book.” Thus we may reconcile all the proven evidence. The hadeeth “The recitation of the imaam is the recitation of the one who is praying behind him” is da’eef (weak). It is not correct to say that the Ameen of the congregation to the imaam’s recitation of al-Faatihah takes the place of their own recitation. The differences of opinion among the scholars concerning this matter should not be taken as a means to hate one another, and to divide and turn our backs on one another. Rather you have to study the matter in more detail and find out more. If one of you is following a scholar who says that the one who is praying behind an imam has to recite al-Faatihah during prayers in which Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, and others are following a scholar who says that they must be silent and listen to the imam in prayers where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, and that the imam’s recitation of al-Faatihah is sufficient, there is nothing wrong with that. There is no need for one group to denounce the other, or to hate one another because of that.

CONCLUSION:

It’s very clear in the Hadith prophet Mohammed(pbuh) said "“There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book"

Its compulsory to recite the First opening chapter in Every Rakh behind the Imam, Whether Imam Reciting loudly or silently.
They have to be open-minded about differences of opinion among the scholars, and about the reasons for that, and ask Allaah to guide them in matters concerning which there are differences of opinion as to what is correct, for He is the All-Hearing, Ever-Responsive. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

Allah knows the best
Assalm alikum
Is reciting surah alfatiha is compulsory in any salaah?
I think your answer will 'Yes' and reasons..............................
But problem is that I heared that Quran says 'Listen with attention wnen Quran recited(I don't know properly,something like that)
Please clarify the answers

Praise be to Allaah.

Reciting al-Faatihah is one of the essential parts of the prayer, and is to be recited in each rak’ah both by the imaam and by those who are being led by him, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book [i.e., al-Faatihah].” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 714). With regard to one who is following an imaam reciting al-Faatihah behind the imaam in a prayer where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, there are two scholarly opinions.

The first opinion is that it is obligatory, the evidence for that being the general meaning of the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book [i.e., al-Faatihah].” And because when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught the one who had not prayed properly, he told him to recite al-Faatihah.

It was narrated in a saheeh report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite it in every rak’ah. Al-HaafizibnHajar said in Fath al-Baari: “It was proven that permission was given to the one who is praying behind an imaam to recite al-Faatihah in prayers in which Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, without any exceptions. That is what was narrated by al-Bukhaari in Juz’ al-Qiraa’ah, and by al-Tirmidhi, IbnHibbaan and others, from Makhool from Mahmoodibn al-Rabee’ from ‘Ubaadah, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stumbled in his recitation in Fajr, and when he finished he said, “Perhaps you recite behind your imaam?” They said, “Yes,” He said, “Do not do that, except for the Opening of the Book (al-Faaithah), for there is no prayer for the one who does not recite it.”

The second opinion is that the recitation of the imaam is also the recitation of the one who is praying behind him. The evidence for that is the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy” [al-A’raaf 7:204]

IbnHajar said: “Those who say that (the one who is praying behind an imaam) does not have to recite it in prayers where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, such as the Maalikis, quote as evidence the hadeeth, ‘When he recites then listen attentively.’ This is a saheehhadeeth which was narrated by Muslim from Abu Moosa al-‘Ash’ari.”

Those who say that it is obligatory say that it should be recited after the imaam has finished reciting al-Faatihah and before he starts to recite another soorah, or that it should be recited when the imam pauses. IbnHajar said: “He should listen when the imam is reciting, and recite it when he is silent.”

ShaykhIbnBaaz said, “What is meant by when the imam pauses is when he pauses during al-Faatihah or after reciting it, or in the soorah that he recites after it. If the imam does not pause, then the one who is praying behind him has to recite al-Faatihah even if the imam is reciting, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions.” (See Fataawa al-ShaykhIbnBaaz, vol. 11, p. 221)

The Standing Committee was asked a similar question and replied as follows:

The correct scholarly opinion is that it is obligatory to recite al-Faatihah when praying alone and it is obligatory upon the imam and those whom he is leading both in prayers where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud and when it is to be recited silently, because of the soundness and specific nature of the texts which indicate that. The aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy”

[al-A’raaf 7:204] is general in meaning. The hadeeth, “When the Qur’aan is recited then listen attentively” is general and applies both to al-Faatihah and other soorahs. These two texts are general in meaning, and the following hadeeth refer to an exception to that rule:

“There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book.” Thus we may reconcile all the proven evidence. The hadeeth “The recitation of the imaam is the recitation of the one who is praying behind him” is da’eef (weak). It is not correct to say that the Ameen of the congregation to the imaam’s recitation of al-Faatihah takes the place of their own recitation. The differences of opinion among the scholars concerning this matter should not be taken as a means to hate one another, and to divide and turn our backs on one another. Rather you have to study the matter in more detail and find out more. If one of you is following a scholar who says that the one who is praying behind an imam has to recite al-Faatihah during prayers in which Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, and others are following a scholar who says that they must be silent and listen to the imam in prayers where Qur’aan is to be recited out loud, and that the imam’s recitation of al-Faatihah is sufficient, there is nothing wrong with that. There is no need for one group to denounce the other, or to hate one another because of that.

CONCLUSION:

It’s very clear in the Hadith prophet Mohammed(pbuh) said "“There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book"

Its compulsory to recite the First opening chapter in Every Rakh behind the Imam, Whether Imam Reciting loudly or silently.
They have to be open-minded about differences of opinion among the scholars, and about the reasons for that, and ask Allaah to guide them in matters concerning which there are differences of opinion as to what is correct, for He is the All-Hearing, Ever-Responsive. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

Allah knows the best

only prayer


No friend, No family, No wealth..
Just me, my deeds and
My Salah will save me..
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mother

It was told that a muslim from salaf was sitting with his old mom , she slept in his knees so he did not sleep and he did not change his position until the dawn time because he did not want to wake her up !

Ibn masud (ra) brought water to his mom but he found her sleeping , he stay awake the whole night waiting for her to wake up to give her water because he have feared that if he go to sleep , his mom will wake up and will not find water

hasan albasri used to eat not with his mom from the same dish because he have always feared that he might eat something that his mom wanted to eat it

A man from tabiin was being called by his mother, he said (yes) but he felt that his voice was louder than his mother's voice which is disrespectful , he repented from this act and freed two slaves..

`Abdullah bin dinar reported: `Abdullah bin `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) met a bedouin on his way to Makkah, he greeted him, offered him to mount the donkey he was riding and gave him the turban he was wearing on his head. Ibn Dinar said to him: "May Allah make you pious! Bedouins can be satisfied with anything you give them (i.e., what you have given the bedouin is too much). Upon this, `Abdullah bin `Umar said, the father of this man was one of my father's friends whom he loved best, and I heard Messenger of Allah saying, "The finest act of goodness is the good treatment of someone whom one's father loves".

Allah the almighty say : "And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word(23)And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small."(24)"

(Quran : Surat Al-'Isrā' 24/25 )


==> My brother/Sister ! Wen will you be nice to your parents ?! we , as muslims , dont have a mother's day or a father's day ,
but everyday is a parents day ...treating them nice is a daily great chance to be in a high rank in paradise so 
Photo: It was told that a muslim from salaf was sitting with his old mom , she slept in his knees so he did not sleep and he did not change his position until the dawn time because he did not want to wake her up ! 

Ibn masud (ra) brought water to his mom but he found her sleeping , he stay awake the whole night waiting for her to wake up to give her water because he have feared that if he go to sleep , his mom will wake up and will not find water 

hasan albasri used to eat not with his mom from the same dish because he have always feared that he might eat something that his mom wanted to eat it 

A man from tabiin was being called by his mother, he said (yes) but he felt that his voice was louder than his mother's voice which is disrespectful , he repented from this act and freed two slaves..

`Abdullah bin dinar reported: `Abdullah bin `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) met a bedouin on his way to Makkah, he greeted him, offered him to mount the donkey he was riding and gave him the turban he was wearing on his head. Ibn Dinar said to him: "May Allah make you pious! Bedouins can be satisfied with anything you give them (i.e., what you have given the bedouin is too much). Upon this, `Abdullah bin `Umar said, the father of this man was one of my father's friends whom he loved best, and I heard Messenger of Allah saying, "The finest act of goodness is the good treatment of someone whom one's father loves".

Allah the almighty say : "And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word(23)And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small."(24)"

(Quran : Surat Al-'Isrā' 24/25 )


==> My brother/Sister ! Wen will you be nice to your parents ?! we , as muslims , dont have a mother's day or a father's day , 
but everyday is a parents day ...treating them nice is a daily great chance to be in a high rank in paradise so dont miss this chance .. dont miss this chance ..

THE CONCEPT OF WORSHIP IN HINDUISM AND IN ISLAM


THE CONCEPT OF WORSHIP IN HINDUISM AND IN ISLAM

PILLARS OF ISLAM



1. ISLAMIC CREED:


a. It is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari


“Narrated Ibn Umar (r.a.) That Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):
1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad (pbuh) is the slave and messenger of Allah.
2. Iqamat-as-salaah (to perform prayers)
3. To pay Zakaat
4. To perform Hajj (i.e. Pilgrimage to Makkah)
5. To Observe Saum (i.e. fast) during the month of Ramadhaan
(Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, Book of Imaan, Chapter 1, Hadith 8)


b. TESTIMONY OF FAITH:

The First Pillar of Islam i.e. to declare, proclaim, testify and to bear witness that no entity or deity is worthy of worship, devotion, obedience and submission except Allah (swt) and to bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final Messenger of Allah. This pillar of faith has already been discussed in the Pillar of Imaan.




2. SALAAH:


a. The second Pillar of Islam is Salaah.


Salaah is usually translated in English as prayer. To pray means to beseech or to ask for help. In Salaah we Muslims do not merely ask for help from Almighty Allah but we also praise Him and receive guidance from Him. I personally prefer describing it as programming towards righteousness. To elaborate, consider that during salaah, after Surah Fatiha, an Imaam may recite:



O ye who believe!
Intoxicants and gambling,
(Dedication of) Stones,
And (divination by) arrows,
Are an abomination
Of Satan’s handiwork;
Eschew such (abomination),
That you may prosper.
(Al Qur’an 5:90)

Allah (swt) guides us, through this verse of the Qur’an, which is recited by the Imaam during salaah, that we should not imbibe intoxicants, we should not indulge in gambling, idol worship or fortune telling. All these are Satan’s handiwork and we should abstain from these if we wish to prosper.

The English word ‘prayer’ does not denote the complete meaning of Salaah in its full and true sense.





b. Prayer restrains you from shameful and unjust deeds.

It is mentioned in the Qur’an:

Recite what is sent
Of the book by inspiration
To thee, and establish
Regular Prayer: for prayer
Restrains from shameful
And unjust deeds;
And remembrance of Allah
Is the greatest (thing of life)
Without doubt. And Allah knows
The (deeds) that ye do.
(Al Qur’an 29:45)

c. Five times Salaah for healthy souls.

For a healthy body, human require about three meals. In a similar manner for a healthy soul, it is required that we offer Salaah a minimum of five times every day.

Our Creator Allah (swt) has prescribed salaah for human beings for a minimum of five times a day in Surah Isra Chapter 17 Verse 78 and in Surah Taha Chapter 20 Verse 130.

d. The Prostration is the most important part of Salaah:
The most important part of Salaah is the ‘Sujud’ i.e. Prostration.





i. It is mentioned in the Qur’an:
“O Mary! Worship thy lord devoutly,
Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayers)
With those who bow down.”
(Al Qur’an 3:43)

ii. O ye who believe:
Bow down, prostrate yourselves,
And adore your Lord; and do good;
That ye may prosper.
(Al Qur’an 22:77)





Similarities:


One of the types of Prayers in Hinduism is 'Shashtang'

There are various different types of prayers and modes of worship in Hinduism. One of the types is ‘shashtang’. The word ‘shashtang’ is made up of ‘Sa’ and ‘Asht’ which means eight and ‘Ang’ which means ‘parts of the body’. Thus, shastang is a mode of worship touching eight parts of the body. The best way a person can do this is like Muslims who prostrate in their Salaah touching their forehead, nose, two hands, two knees, and two feet.






Idol Worship is prohibited in Hinduism:




i. Idol worship, which is very common amongst the Hindus, is prohibited in Hinduism. It is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita
“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires they worship demigods i.e. idols. (Bhagavad Gita 7:20)




It is mentioned in:
ii. Svetashvatara Upanishad chapter 4 verse 19

As well as in:
iii. Yajurved Chapter 32 Verse 3
“There is no image of Him”
(Svetashvatara Upanishad 4:19, Yajurved 32:3)

iv. It is also mentioned in

“They enter darkness those who worship natural things (for e.g. air, water, fire, etc.). They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e. created things (for e.g. table, chair, car, idol etc.)
(Yajurved 40:9)






3. ZAKAT:

a. ZAKAAT MEANS PURIFICATION AND GROWTH
Zakaat is the third pillar of Islam, which means purification and growth.

b. 2.5% IN CHARITY

Every rich Muslim who has a saving which is more than the minimum level called ‘Nisaab’ which is 85 gms of gold, should give 2.5% of his excess wealth in charity every lunar year.






c. IF ALL RICH GIVE ZAKAT NO ONE WILL DIE OF HUNGER

If every rich human being gives Zakaat, then poverty will be eradicated from this world. There will not be a single human being who will die of hunger.

d. ZAKAT ENSURES THAT WEALTH DOES NOT CIRCULATE ONLY AMONGST THE RICH
One of the reasons for Zakaat is mentioned in Surah Al-Hashr

“In order that the wealth may not (merely)
circulate amongst the wealthy ….”
(Al Qur’an 59:7)



e. CHARITY IN HINDUISM:

Charity is also prescribed in Hinduism.

i. In Rigved Bk. 10 hymn 117 verse 5

“Let the rich satisfy the poor implorer, and bend his eyes upon a longer pathway. Richest come now to one, now to another, and like the wheels of cars are ever rolling.”
(Translation by Ralph Griffith)

“If it is expected of every rich man to satisfy the poor implorer; let the rich person have a distant vision (for a rich of today may not remain rich tomorrow). Remember that riches revolve from one man to another, as revolve the wheels of a chariot.”
(Translation by Satyaprakash Sarasvati & Satyakam Vidhya Lankar) (Rigved 10:117:5)

ii. Charity has been prescribed in Bhagvad Gita in several places including:
Chapter 17 verse 20 and
Chapter 16 verse 3



4. SAUM – FASTING:

a. DESCRIPTION

‘Saum’ or fasting, is the fourth pillar of Islam. Every healthy adult Muslim is supposed to abstain from eating and drinking, from dawn to sunset, in the complete lunar month of Ramadhaan.

b. FASTING PRESCRIBED FOR SELF-RESTRAINT:

The reason for fasting has been mentioned in the Qur’an:
O ye who believe!
Fasting is prescribed to you
As it was prescribed
To those before you,
That ye may (learn) self-restraint.
(Al Qur’an 2:183)

Today the psychologists inform us that if a person can control his hunger, it is very likely that he will be able to control most of his desires.


A. c. FASTING DISCOURAGES ALCOHOLISM, SMOKING AND OTHER ADDICTIONS

Fasting for one complete month is a good opportunity for giving up one’s wrong habits. If a person can abstain from drinking alcohol, from dawn to sunset, he can very well abstain from alcohol from the cradle to the grave. If a person can abstain from smoking, from dawn to sunset, he can very well abstain from smoking from the cradle to the grave.




B. d. MEDICAL BENEFITS

There are various medical benefits of fasting. Fasting increases the absorption of the intestine; it also decreases the cholesterol level.

C. e. FASTING IN HINDUISM

There are different types and methods of fasting in Hinduism. According to
Manusmriti Chapter 6 verse 24
Fasting has been prescribed for a month for purification.
(Manusmriti edited by Dr. R. N. Sharma)

Fasting has also been prescribed in
Manusmriti chapter 4 verse 222
Manusmriti chapter 11 verse 204

5. HAJJ – PILGRIMAGE:

a. Description

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Every adult Muslim who has the means to perform Hajj i.e. pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah should at least perform Hajj once in his life time.

b. Universal Brotherhood:

Hajj is a practical example and demonstration of universal brotherhood. The Hajj is the largest annual gathering in the world where about 2.5 million people from different parts of the world gather, from U.S.A., from U.K. from Malaysia, from Indonesia, from India and other parts of the world. All pilgrims wear two pieces of unsown cloth, preferably white, such that you cannot differentiate whether a person is rich or poor, king or pauper. People of all races and of all colours gather together in unity to worship the One Creator.



c. Pilgrimage in Hinduism

There are various places of pilgrimage in Hinduism. One of the sacred places mentioned in
i. Rigved, Bk. 3 hymn 29 verse 4 is “Ilayspad, which is situated at Nabha prathvi.”
‘Ila’ means God or Allah, and ‘spad’ means place, therefore Ilaspad means place of God. Nabha means center and prathvi mean earth. Thus this verse of the Veda prescribes pilgrimage to a place of God situated at the center of the earth.

Sanskrit-English dictionary by M. Monier Williams (Edition 2002) states that Ilaspad is “Name of a Tirtha” i.e. place of Pilgrimage – however its location is not known.



According to the Qur’an:

ii. The first House (of worship)
Appointed for men
Was that at Bakka
Full of blessing and of guidance
For all kinds of beings.
(Al Quran 3:96)

‘Bacca’ is another name for Makkah and we know today that Makkah is situated at the center of the earth.

Later after seven verses i.e.
iii. Rigved Bk. 3 hymn 29 verse 11
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned as ‘Narashansa’.
Thus we can conclude that this Ilayspad, place of pilgrimage mentioned in Rigved is Makkah.

iv. Makkah is also mentioned as Ilaspad i.e. Allah’s holy place in
[Rigved Book 1 hymn 128 verse 1]
Photo: THE CONCEPT OF WORSHIP IN HINDUISM AND IN ISLAM
 
PILLARS OF ISLAM
 

 
1. ISLAMIC CREED:


a. It is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari 
 

“Narrated Ibn Umar (r.a.) That Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):
1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad (pbuh) is the slave and messenger of Allah.
2. Iqamat-as-salaah (to perform prayers) 
3. To pay Zakaat
4. To perform Hajj (i.e. Pilgrimage to Makkah)
5. To Observe Saum (i.e. fast) during the month of Ramadhaan
(Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, Book of Imaan, Chapter 1, Hadith 8)  


b.   TESTIMONY OF FAITH: 

The First Pillar of Islam i.e. to declare, proclaim, testify and to bear witness that no entity or deity is worthy of worship, devotion, obedience and submission except Allah (swt) and to bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final Messenger of Allah. This pillar of faith has already been discussed in the Pillar of Imaan.



 
2. SALAAH: 
                                     

a. The second Pillar of Islam is Salaah.


Salaah is usually translated in English as prayer. To pray means to beseech or to ask for help. In Salaah we Muslims do not merely ask for help from Almighty Allah but we also praise Him and receive guidance from Him. I personally prefer describing it as programming towards righteousness. To elaborate, consider that during salaah, after Surah Fatiha, an Imaam may recite:


 
      O ye who believe! 
      Intoxicants and gambling,
      (Dedication of) Stones, 
      And (divination by) arrows, 
      Are an abomination 
      Of Satan’s handiwork;
      Eschew such (abomination), 
      That you may prosper.
      (Al Qur’an 5:90)
 
Allah (swt) guides us, through this verse of the Qur’an, which is recited by the Imaam during salaah, that we should not imbibe intoxicants, we should not indulge in gambling, idol worship or fortune telling. All these are Satan’s handiwork and we should abstain from these if we wish to prosper.
 
The English word ‘prayer’ does not denote the complete meaning of Salaah in its full and true sense.




 
b.   Prayer restrains you from shameful and unjust deeds.
 
It is mentioned in the Qur’an: 
 
Recite what is sent 
Of the book by inspiration
To thee, and establish 
Regular Prayer: for prayer 
Restrains from shameful 
And unjust deeds; 
And remembrance of Allah 
Is the greatest (thing of life) 
Without doubt. And Allah knows 
The (deeds) that ye do.
(Al Qur’an 29:45)
 
c.   Five times Salaah for healthy souls. 
 
For a healthy body, human require about three meals. In a similar manner for a healthy soul, it is required that we offer Salaah a minimum of five times every day. 
 
Our Creator Allah (swt) has prescribed salaah for human beings for a minimum of five times a day in Surah Isra Chapter 17 Verse 78 and in Surah Taha Chapter 20 Verse 130.
 
d.   The Prostration is the most important part of Salaah:
The most important part of Salaah is the ‘Sujud’ i.e. Prostration.




 
i.    It is mentioned in the Qur’an: 
      “O Mary! Worship thy lord devoutly, 
      Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayers) 
      With those who bow down.”
      (Al Qur’an 3:43)
 
ii.   O ye who believe:
      Bow down, prostrate yourselves,
      And adore your Lord; and do good;
      That ye may prosper.
      (Al Qur’an 22:77)




 
Similarities: 


One of the types of Prayers in Hinduism is 'Shashtang'
 
There are various different types of prayers and modes of worship in Hinduism. One of the types is ‘shashtang’. The word ‘shashtang’ is made up of ‘Sa’ and ‘Asht’ which means eight and ‘Ang’ which means ‘parts of the body’. Thus, shastang is a mode of worship touching eight parts of the body. The best way a person can do this is like Muslims who prostrate in their Salaah touching their forehead, nose, two hands, two knees, and two feet.





 
Idol Worship is prohibited in Hinduism:



 
i.    Idol worship, which is very common amongst the Hindus, is prohibited in Hinduism. It is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita 
“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires they worship demigods i.e. idols. (Bhagavad Gita 7:20)



 
It is mentioned in:
ii.      Svetashvatara Upanishad chapter 4 verse 19 
 
As well as in: 
iii. Yajurved Chapter 32 Verse 3     
“There is no image of Him”
(Svetashvatara Upanishad 4:19, Yajurved 32:3)
            
iv.     It is also mentioned in 

 “They enter darkness those who worship natural things (for e.g. air, water, fire, etc.). They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e. created things (for e.g. table, chair, car, idol etc.) 
(Yajurved 40:9)





 
3.   ZAKAT:
 
a. ZAKAAT MEANS PURIFICATION AND GROWTH
Zakaat is the third pillar of Islam, which means purification and growth.
 
b.  2.5% IN CHARITY 

Every rich Muslim who has a saving which is more than the minimum level called ‘Nisaab’ which is 85 gms of gold, should give 2.5% of his excess wealth in charity  every lunar year. 





 
c. IF ALL RICH GIVE ZAKAT NO ONE WILL DIE OF HUNGER

If every rich human being gives Zakaat, then poverty will be eradicated from this world. There will not be a single human being who will die of hunger.
 
d. ZAKAT ENSURES THAT WEALTH DOES NOT CIRCULATE ONLY AMONGST THE RICH
One of the reasons for Zakaat is mentioned in Surah Al-Hashr 
 
“In order that the wealth may not (merely)
circulate amongst the wealthy ….”
(Al Qur’an 59:7)


 
e.      CHARITY IN HINDUISM:

Charity is also prescribed in Hinduism.
 
i. In Rigved Bk. 10 hymn 117 verse 5 
 
“Let the rich satisfy the poor implorer, and bend his eyes upon a longer pathway. Richest come now to one, now to another, and like the wheels of cars are ever rolling.” 
(Translation by Ralph Griffith)
 
“If it is expected of every rich man to satisfy the poor implorer; let the rich person have a distant vision (for a rich of today may not remain rich tomorrow). Remember that riches revolve from one man to another, as revolve the wheels of a chariot.”
(Translation by Satyaprakash Sarasvati & Satyakam Vidhya Lankar)  (Rigved 10:117:5)
 
ii. Charity has been prescribed in Bhagvad Gita in several places including:
Chapter 17 verse 20 and  
Chapter 16 verse 3 


 
4.   SAUM – FASTING:
 
a.   DESCRIPTION

‘Saum’ or fasting, is the fourth pillar of Islam. Every healthy adult Muslim is supposed to abstain from eating and drinking, from dawn to sunset, in the complete lunar month of Ramadhaan.

b. FASTING PRESCRIBED FOR SELF-RESTRAINT:
 
The reason for fasting has been mentioned in the Qur’an:
O ye who believe!
Fasting is prescribed to you
As it was prescribed
To those before you,
That ye may (learn) self-restraint.
(Al Qur’an 2:183)
 
Today the psychologists inform us that if a person can control his hunger, it is very likely that he will be able to control most of his desires.

 
A. c.   FASTING DISCOURAGES ALCOHOLISM, SMOKING AND OTHER              ADDICTIONS
 
Fasting for one complete month is a good opportunity for giving up one’s wrong habits. If a person can abstain from drinking alcohol, from dawn to sunset, he can very well abstain from alcohol from the cradle to the grave. If a person can abstain from smoking, from dawn to sunset, he can very well abstain from smoking from the cradle to the grave. 



 
B. d.   MEDICAL BENEFITS
 
There are various medical benefits of fasting. Fasting increases the absorption of the intestine; it also decreases the cholesterol level.
 
C. e.   FASTING IN HINDUISM 
 
There are different types and methods of fasting in Hinduism. According to 
Manusmriti Chapter 6 verse 24
Fasting has been prescribed for a month for purification.
(Manusmriti edited by Dr. R. N. Sharma)
 
Fasting has also been prescribed in 
Manusmriti chapter 4 verse 222 
Manusmriti chapter 11 verse 204 
 
5.   HAJJ – PILGRIMAGE: 
            
a.      Description
 
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Every adult Muslim who has the means to perform Hajj i.e. pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah should at least perform Hajj once in his life time. 
 
b.      Universal Brotherhood:
 
Hajj is a practical example and demonstration of universal brotherhood. The Hajj is the largest annual gathering in the world where about 2.5 million people from different parts of the world gather, from U.S.A., from U.K. from Malaysia, from Indonesia, from India and other parts of the world. All pilgrims wear two pieces of unsown cloth, preferably white, such that you cannot differentiate whether a person is rich or poor, king or pauper. People of all races and of all colours gather together in unity to worship the One Creator.   


 
c.      Pilgrimage in Hinduism 
 
There are various places of pilgrimage in Hinduism. One of the sacred places mentioned in 
i.        Rigved, Bk. 3 hymn 29 verse 4 is “Ilayspad, which is situated at Nabha prathvi.” 
‘Ila’ means God or Allah, and ‘spad’ means place, therefore Ilaspad means place of God. Nabha means center and prathvi mean earth. Thus this verse of the Veda prescribes pilgrimage to a place of God situated at the center of the earth. 
 
Sanskrit-English dictionary by M. Monier Williams (Edition 2002) states that Ilaspad is “Name of a Tirtha” i.e. place of Pilgrimage – however its location is not known. 


 
According to the Qur’an:
 
ii.   The first House (of worship) 
      Appointed for men 
      Was that at Bakka 
      Full of blessing and of guidance 
      For all kinds of beings.
      (Al Quran 3:96)
 
‘Bacca’ is another name for Makkah and we know today that Makkah is situated at the center of the earth.
 
Later after seven verses i.e.
iii.    Rigved Bk. 3 hymn 29 verse 11  
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned as ‘Narashansa’.
Thus we can conclude that this Ilayspad, place of pilgrimage mentioned in Rigved is Makkah.
 
iv.    Makkah is also mentioned as Ilaspad i.e. Allah’s holy place in
[Rigved Book 1 hymn 128 verse 1]
Cupping: Effective Medical Treatment


By: Dr. / Zaghloul El-Naggar

Jabir Ibn 'Abdullah (A.S.) narrated "the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:


"If there is any effective remedy amongst your medical treatments, they are in cupping, drinking honey, and cauterization with the help of fire, but I do not like cauterization (in another narration, "and I prohibit my nation from cauterization.)."


Explanation of the Hadith


Cupping is a form of medical treatment that depends on creating a vacuum on the sick parts, or on certain predetermined zones of the body. Special suction cups, with two openings are used, as air is sucked from one opening, and the other is placed on the determined zone. The skin surface, to which the cup is attached, gets congested with blood through the negative pressure. Very small and superficial incisions are made in this congested skin, the length of which should not exceed 3 centimeters and no more than 1.5 mm in depth and blood is sucked through these incisions.


Cupping was used in many ancient civilizations, including Arabs before Islam. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) approved such use, and later it was transferred to Europe through Muslims in Andalusia, and still used up till today. The Prophet (PBUH) recommended the use of cupping in cases of a severe headache, which leads to an increase in blood pressure. It is also useful in cases of unilateral and migraine, severely twisted joints and generally speaking in cases of severe pain, all of which have been proved through medical research.


Cupping is similar in a way to acupuncture or certain massage techniques, as it stimulates the part suffering from pain to send pulses to the sensory and involuntary control centers in the brain, calling out for help. Immediately as the pulses or signals reach these centers, large amounts of chemicals and hormones are released from the affected part, and are sent to central areas in the brain. The brain sends its orders to various systems, which are responsible for the biological operations in the body, giving them orders to save the affected part. Medical research proved that the best treatment is that which the body performs by itself.


That is why the Prophet (PBUH) said:


"The cupper is a good servant (of Allah), as cupping release blood, relieves the spinal cord and enhances vision."


The fact that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) recommended cupping as an effective way of treatment means the necessity of treating all diseases with all available scientific procedures. The Prophet (PBUH) said:


"There is healing for every illness, so if the right treatment is used, the patient is cured by the Will of Allah,"


And said:


"Take medicine (or treatment) O slaves of Allah! Allah the Almighty has made a cure for every disease, except for death."


Jabir Ibn 'Abdullah narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped on his thigh because of a severe twisting in his joint.


Anas Ibn Malik narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped on the back of his foot, while in a state of Ihram, because of a pain he was suffering in his foot. Ibn 'Abbas, moreover, narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped on his head while, in a state of Ihram, when he suffered from migraine.


Cupping was scientifically proved to be very effective in all the cases described by the Prophet (PBUH).
Photo: Cupping: Effective Medical Treatment


By: Dr. / Zaghloul El-Naggar 

Jabir Ibn 'Abdullah (A.S.) narrated "the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:


"If there is any effective remedy amongst your medical treatments, they are in cupping, drinking honey, and cauterization with the help of fire, but I do not like cauterization (in another narration, "and I prohibit my nation from cauterization.)."


Explanation of the Hadith


Cupping is a form of medical treatment that depends on creating a vacuum on the sick parts, or on certain predetermined zones of the body. Special suction cups, with two openings are used, as air is sucked from one opening, and the other is placed on the determined zone. The skin surface, to which the cup is attached, gets congested with blood through the negative pressure. Very small and superficial incisions are made in this congested skin, the length of which should not exceed 3 centimeters and no more than 1.5 mm in depth and blood is sucked through these incisions.


Cupping was used in many ancient civilizations, including Arabs before Islam. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) approved such use, and later it was transferred to Europe through Muslims in Andalusia, and still used up till today. The Prophet (PBUH) recommended the use of cupping in cases of a severe headache, which leads to an increase in blood pressure. It is also useful in cases of unilateral and migraine, severely twisted joints and generally speaking in cases of severe pain, all of which have been proved through medical research.


Cupping is similar in a way to acupuncture or certain massage techniques, as it stimulates the part suffering from pain to send pulses to the sensory and involuntary control centers in the brain, calling out for help. Immediately as the pulses or signals reach these centers, large amounts of chemicals and hormones are released from the affected part, and are sent to central areas in the brain. The brain sends its orders to various systems, which are responsible for the biological operations in the body, giving them orders to save the affected part. Medical research proved that the best treatment is that which the body performs by itself.


That is why the Prophet (PBUH) said:


"The cupper is a good servant (of Allah), as cupping release blood, relieves the spinal cord and enhances vision."


The fact that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) recommended cupping as an effective way of treatment means the necessity of treating all diseases with all available scientific procedures. The Prophet (PBUH) said:


"There is healing for every illness, so if the right treatment is used, the patient is cured by the Will of Allah,"


And said:


"Take medicine (or treatment) O slaves of Allah! Allah the Almighty has made a cure for every disease, except for death."


Jabir Ibn 'Abdullah narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped on his thigh because of a severe twisting in his joint.


Anas Ibn Malik narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped on the back of his foot, while in a state of Ihram, because of a pain he was suffering in his foot. Ibn 'Abbas, moreover, narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped on his head while, in a state of Ihram, when he suffered from migraine.


Cupping was scientifically proved to be very effective in all the cases described by the Prophet (PBUH).

WHAT HOLY SPIRIT MEANS IN THE BIBLE?


WHAT HOLY SPIRIT MEANS IN THE BIBLE?

With the new change in spirit, the verse under scrutiny will read:

But the Comforter, Which is The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (Emphasis added).

(HOLY BIBLE) John 14: 26


You do not have to be a Bible scholar of any calibre to sense that the expression "which is the Holy Spirit" is actually an interpolation. It ought to be in parenthesis, in brackets, like my words which have been interpolated in the quotation, i.e. "(emphasis added)." Although the editors of the RSV have expunged dozens of interpolations from their boasted Revised Standard Version, they have retained this jarring phrase which contradicts other explicit predictions of Jesus (pbuh) on the subject of the Comforter itself.


"HOLY SPIRIT" IS HOLY PROPHET

(i) It may be noted that no Biblical scholar of any standing has ever equated the "paracletos" of John in the original Greek with the Holy Ghost. Now we can say with one breath that if the Comforter is the "Holy Spirit" then that Holy Spirit is the Holy Prophet!

As Muslims we acknowledge that every true prophet of God is Holy and without sin. But whenever the expression "The Holy Prophet" is used among Muslims it is universally accepted as referring to the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh). So even if we accept the above incongruous saying — "the Comforter which is the Holy Spirit," as Gospel truth, even then this prophecy will fit Muhummed (pbuh) like a glove, without any stretching of its meaning.


The same John, who is supposed to have authored the Gospel bearing his name, also penned three more Epistles which are also part of the Christian Bible. Amazingly he has used the same terminology of "Holy Spirit" for "Holy Prophet."
Beloved, believe not every Spirit, but try the Spirits whether they
are of God; because many false Prophets are gone out into the World.
(HOLY BIBLE) 1 John 4: 1

You can observe that the word spirit is used here synonymously with a prophet. A true spirit is a true prophet, and a false spirit is a false prophet But for the so-called "born-again" Christians who see only with eyes of emotion, I recommend that they lay their hands on C.I. Scofield's Authorized King lames Version of the Bible who with an Editorial Committee of 9 D.D.’s adding their notes and comments. When they come to the First word "spirit" in the above verse they should give a notation to compare it with Matthew 7: 15 which confirms that false prophets are false spirits. So according to St. John the Holy Spirit is the Holy Prophet, and the Holy Prophet is Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God.


A VALID TEST
But St. John does not leave us in the air, guessing the true from the false. He gives us an acid test for recognising the true Prophet, he says —

Hereby know ye the Spirit 1 of God: Every Spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.
(HOLY BIBLE) 1 John 4: 2

According to John's own interpretation in verse one above the word "spirit" is synonymous with the word prophet So verse two "Spirit of God" would mean Prophet of God and "Every spirit" would stand for every Prophet You have a right to know as to what the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh) says about "Jesus Christ." 2

1. For SPIRIT, read PROPHET


Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) is spoken by name no less than 25 times in the Holy Qur'an. He is honoured as —
Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, the son of Mary)
An-nabi (The Prophet)
As-saaliheen (The Righteous)
Kalimatu'Llah (Word of God)
Ruhu-Llah (Spirit of God)
Masih-uLlah (Christ of God)

Behold the angels said: "O Mary! God giveth thee Glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held In honour in this world and The Hereafter and of (the Company of) those nearest to God- (surah al-i-'imran) Holy Qur’ân 3:45
MUHUMMED (PBUH) IS THE "OTHER"


(ii) The Comforter in John 14: 26 can never be the "Holy Ghost" because Jesus (pbuh) had already explained— And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you Another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 14: 16

The emphasis here is on the word "ANOTHER," an other, a different one, an additional one, but of the same kind, yet distinctly different from the first. Who is then the first Comforter? The Christian world is unanimous that in this case the speaker himself — Jesus Christ (pbuh) is the first Comforter; then the other, the one to follow must be of like nature, subject to the same conditions of hunger, thirst, fatigue, sorrow and death.
But this promised Comforter was to "abide with you for EVER!" No one lives for even Jesus (pbuh) was mortal so must the coming Comforter also be mortal. No son of man can ever be immortal!
Every soul shall have a taste of death.
(SURAAL-I-IMRAN) Holy Qur’ân 3:185


ALIVE IN THEIR TEACHINGS

The soul does not really die, but when it separates from the body at the time of the death of the body, the soul will get a taste of death. But our Comforter was to "ABIDE" continue, endure for ever. All Comforters abide with us for ever. Moses is here with us today in his teachings. Jesus is here with us today in his teachings and Muhummed also is here with us in his teachings today. (May the peace and blessings of God be upon them all). This is not my novel idea trying to justify the preposterous. I say this with conviction and on the authority of Jesus Christ (pbuh) himself.
In Luke, chapter sixteen, Jesus (pbuh) tells us the story of the "Rich Man, Poor Man.' At death both find themselves at opposite ends — one in Heaven and the other in Hell. The rich man (Dives) simmering in Hell cries to Father Abraham to send the beggar (Lazarus) to assuage his thirst. But when every plea fails, he, as a last favour, requests that Father Abraham send the beggar back to earth to warn his living brothers against their impending doom if they heeded not the warnings of God.
But Abraham said, "If they (those still alive on earth) won't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't listen even though someone rises from the dead. " (to warn them) (HOLY BIBLE) Luke 16: 31
Jesus (pbuh) uttered the above fact centuries after the demise of the prophets of Israel like Jeremiah, Hosea, Zechariah, etc and over thirteen hundred years after Moses (pbuh). The Pharisees at the time of Jesus (pbuh) and we today can still listen to "MOSES AND THE PROPHETS," for they are still alive, and with us here today in their teachings.


'YOU' OF THE TIME

If it is said that the Comforter was promised to the immediate disciples of Jesus (pbuh) and not to a people six hundred years later:

and he (God) shall give You another Comforter, that he may abide with You for ever.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 14:16


Surprisingly, the Christian sees no difficulty in justifying the fulfillment of prophecies "since the world began," 1 and after over a millennium2 when Peter in his second sermon to the Jews, reminds them:

For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord Your God raise up unto You of Your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear In all things what-so ever he shall say unto You.
(HOLY BIBLE) Acts 3: 22

All these "YE, YOU and YOURS" are from the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter 18, 3 when Moses (pbuh) addressed his people and not the Jews at the time of Peter, thirteen hundred years later. The Gospel writers have put the same compromising words in the mouth of their Master which are begging for fulfillment for two thousand years. I think just one example will suffice:

But when they persecute You in this city, flee Ye into another: for verily (most assuredly) I (Jesus) say unto You, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the son of man (Jesus) be come.
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 10: 25

1. Acts 3:21

2. Millennium: A thousand years

3. For an elaboration on this prophecy, see "WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHUMMED (PBUH)"

SCANNING THE CLOUDS
These early followers of the Messiah, forever ran, forlornly fleeing persecution. They ran from one city to another in Israel, scanning every dark cloud for the descent of Jesus (pbuh) in his second coming. The missionaries see no anomaly in their millennium of unfulfilled prophecies. God Almighty did not keep them waiting for even a quarter of the time for the advent of the "paracletos," — the Comforter or Ahmed which is another name for the Praised One. Let them show gratitude to God by accepting this Last and Final Messenger of God — Muhummed (pbuh)!

ADVENT OF COMFORTER CONDITIONAL

(iii) The Comforter is definitely not the "Holy Ghost" because the coming of the Comforter was conditional whereas that of the Holy Ghost was not as we observe in the prophecy —

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go for If I Go Not Away, The Comforter Will Not Come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 7


"lf I don't go he won't come, but if I go, I will send him." There are numerous instances in the Holy Bible about the coming andgoing of the HOLY GHOST, before the birth and departure of the Messiah. Do yourself a favour, please verify these references in your Bible -

B.C. BEFORE CHRIST'S BIRTH:

1. ... and he (John the Baptist) shall be
filled with the Holy Ghost,
even from his mother's womb.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1: 15

2. ... and Elizabeth was filled
with the Holy Ghost.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1: 41

3. And his father Zacharias was
filled with the Holy Ghost.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1:67

A.C. AFTER CHRIST'S BIRTH:

4. ... and the Holy Ghost was upon him (Simeon).
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 2:26

5. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily
shape like a dove upon him (Jesus).
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 3:22

From the above quotations, before and after the birth of Jesus (pbuh), one cannot help admiring St. Luke who appears to be a specialist on the Holy Ghost We may well ask the Christians, after the descent of the "dove", with whose help did Jesus (pbuh) perform his many miracles if not with the help of the Holy Ghost? Let the Master himself tell us. When accused by his own people, the Jews, that he was working in league with Beelzebub (the chief of the devils) to work his miracles, Jesus (pbuh) rhetorically questions them, "How can Satan cast out Satan?" The Jews imputed that this spirit of holiness - the Spirit of God - which was helping him, was devilish. This was treason of the highest order. So he gives them a dire warning:

... but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, it shall never be forgiven
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 12:31

This "Holy Ghost" is non other than what Matthew himself has described in three verses before quoting the Master:

But if I (Jesus) cast out devils by the Spirit OF God, then the kingdom of God is come upon you.
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 12:28

Compare the same statement by another Gospel writer1

But if I (Jesus) by the Finger Of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 3:22

1. Give a second glance at the two verses, top and bottom, and you cannot help concluding that they are almost indentical. Why? The answer is in "Is the Bible God’s Word?".


You do not have to be a Bible scholar to understand that the expressions (a) "Finger of God" (b) "Spirit of God" and (c) "Holy Ghost" are all synonymous phrases. So the Holy Ghost was helping Jesus (pbuh) in his ministry. The Holy Ghost was also helping his disciples on their missions of preaching and healing. If there is still any doubt in your minds about the workings of the Holy Ghost then please read:


EMPTY PROMISE

...as my Father hath sent me, even so I send you (the disciples of Jesus), And when he had said this, be breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive Ye The Holy Ghost
(HOLY BIBLE) John 20: 21 –22


This was surely no empty promise. The disciples must have received the gift of the Holy Ghost. So if the "Holy Ghost" was with (1) John the Baptist, (2) Elizabeth. (3) Zacharias. (4) Simeon. (5) Jesus and (6) the Disciples of Jesus; then all this makes nonsense of the saying that "if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you." Therefore the Comforter is not the Holy Ghost?. And that Mohammed(pbuh) , the last and final messenger of Allah.
Photo: WHAT HOLY SPIRIT MEANS IN THE BIBLE?

With the new change in spirit, the verse under scrutiny will read:

But the Comforter, Which is The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (Emphasis added).

(HOLY BIBLE) John 14: 26 


You do not have to be a Bible scholar of any calibre to sense that the expression "which is the Holy Spirit" is actually an interpolation. It ought to be in parenthesis, in brackets, like my words which have been interpolated in the quotation, i.e. "(emphasis added)." Although the editors of the RSV have expunged dozens of interpolations from their boasted Revised Standard Version, they have retained this jarring phrase which contradicts other explicit predictions of Jesus (pbuh) on the subject of the Comforter itself.


"HOLY SPIRIT" IS HOLY PROPHET

(i) It may be noted that no Biblical scholar of any standing has ever equated the "paracletos" of John in the original Greek with the Holy Ghost. Now we can say with one breath that if the Comforter is the "Holy Spirit" then that Holy Spirit is the Holy Prophet!

As Muslims we acknowledge that every true prophet of God is Holy and without sin. But whenever the expression "The Holy Prophet" is used among Muslims it is universally accepted as referring to the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh). So even if we accept the above incongruous saying — "the Comforter which is the Holy Spirit," as Gospel truth, even then this prophecy will fit Muhummed (pbuh) like a glove, without any stretching of its meaning.


The same John, who is supposed to have authored the Gospel bearing his name, also penned three more Epistles which are also part of the Christian Bible. Amazingly he has used the same terminology of "Holy Spirit" for "Holy Prophet."
Beloved, believe not every Spirit, but try the Spirits whether they
are of God; because many false Prophets are gone out into the World.
(HOLY BIBLE) 1 John 4: 1

You can observe that the word spirit is used here synonymously with a prophet. A true spirit is a true prophet, and a false spirit is a false prophet But for the so-called "born-again" Christians who see only with eyes of emotion, I recommend that they lay their hands on C.I. Scofield's Authorized King lames Version of the Bible who with an Editorial Committee of 9 D.D.’s adding their notes and comments. When they come to the First word "spirit" in the above verse they should give a notation to compare it with Matthew 7: 15 which confirms that false prophets are false spirits. So according to St. John the Holy Spirit is the Holy Prophet, and the Holy Prophet is Muhummed (pbuh) the Messenger of God.


A VALID TEST
But St. John does not leave us in the air, guessing the true from the false. He gives us an acid test for recognising the true Prophet, he says —

Hereby know ye the Spirit 1 of God: Every Spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. 
(HOLY BIBLE) 1 John 4: 2 

According to John's own interpretation in verse one above the word "spirit" is synonymous with the word prophet So verse two "Spirit of God" would mean Prophet of God and "Every spirit" would stand for every Prophet You have a right to know as to what the Holy Prophet Muhummed (pbuh) says about "Jesus Christ." 2

1. For SPIRIT, read PROPHET


Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) is spoken by name no less than 25 times in the Holy Qur'an. He is honoured as —
Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, the son of Mary)
An-nabi (The Prophet)
As-saaliheen (The Righteous)
Kalimatu'Llah (Word of God)
Ruhu-Llah (Spirit of God)
Masih-uLlah (Christ of God)

Behold the angels said: "O Mary! God giveth thee Glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held In honour in this world and The Hereafter and of (the Company of) those nearest to God- (surah al-i-'imran) Holy Qur’ân 3:45 
MUHUMMED (PBUH) IS THE "OTHER" 


(ii) The Comforter in John 14: 26 can never be the "Holy Ghost" because Jesus (pbuh) had already explained— And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you Another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 14: 16

The emphasis here is on the word "ANOTHER," an other, a different one, an additional one, but of the same kind, yet distinctly different from the first. Who is then the first Comforter? The Christian world is unanimous that in this case the speaker himself — Jesus Christ (pbuh) is the first Comforter; then the other, the one to follow must be of like nature, subject to the same conditions of hunger, thirst, fatigue, sorrow and death.
But this promised Comforter was to "abide with you for EVER!" No one lives for even Jesus (pbuh) was mortal so must the coming Comforter also be mortal. No son of man can ever be immortal!
Every soul shall have a taste of death.
(SURAAL-I-IMRAN) Holy Qur’ân 3:185


ALIVE IN THEIR TEACHINGS

The soul does not really die, but when it separates from the body at the time of the death of the body, the soul will get a taste of death. But our Comforter was to "ABIDE" continue, endure for ever. All Comforters abide with us for ever. Moses is here with us today in his teachings. Jesus is here with us today in his teachings and Muhummed also is here with us in his teachings today. (May the peace and blessings of God be upon them all). This is not my novel idea trying to justify the preposterous. I say this with conviction and on the authority of Jesus Christ (pbuh) himself.
In Luke, chapter sixteen, Jesus (pbuh) tells us the story of the "Rich Man, Poor Man.' At death both find themselves at opposite ends — one in Heaven and the other in Hell. The rich man (Dives) simmering in Hell cries to Father Abraham to send the beggar (Lazarus) to assuage his thirst. But when every plea fails, he, as a last favour, requests that Father Abraham send the beggar back to earth to warn his living brothers against their impending doom if they heeded not the warnings of God.
But Abraham said, "If they (those still alive on earth) won't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't listen even though someone rises from the dead. " (to warn them) (HOLY BIBLE) Luke 16: 31 
Jesus (pbuh) uttered the above fact centuries after the demise of the prophets of Israel like Jeremiah, Hosea, Zechariah, etc and over thirteen hundred years after Moses (pbuh). The Pharisees at the time of Jesus (pbuh) and we today can still listen to "MOSES AND THE PROPHETS," for they are still alive, and with us here today in their teachings.


'YOU' OF THE TIME

If it is said that the Comforter was promised to the immediate disciples of Jesus (pbuh) and not to a people six hundred years later:

and he (God) shall give You another Comforter, that he may abide with You for ever.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 14:16


Surprisingly, the Christian sees no difficulty in justifying the fulfillment of prophecies "since the world began," 1 and after over a millennium2 when Peter in his second sermon to the Jews, reminds them:

For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord Your God raise up unto You of Your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear In all things what-so ever he shall say unto You.
(HOLY BIBLE) Acts 3: 22

All these "YE, YOU and YOURS" are from the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter 18, 3 when Moses (pbuh) addressed his people and not the Jews at the time of Peter, thirteen hundred years later. The Gospel writers have put the same compromising words in the mouth of their Master which are begging for fulfillment for two thousand years. I think just one example will suffice:

But when they persecute You in this city, flee Ye into another: for verily (most assuredly) I (Jesus) say unto You, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the son of man (Jesus) be come. 
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 10: 25

1. Acts 3:21

2. Millennium: A thousand years

3. For an elaboration on this prophecy, see "WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHUMMED (PBUH)"

SCANNING THE CLOUDS
These early followers of the Messiah, forever ran, forlornly fleeing persecution. They ran from one city to another in Israel, scanning every dark cloud for the descent of Jesus (pbuh) in his second coming. The missionaries see no anomaly in their millennium of unfulfilled prophecies. God Almighty did not keep them waiting for even a quarter of the time for the advent of the "paracletos," — the Comforter or Ahmed which is another name for the Praised One. Let them show gratitude to God by accepting this Last and Final Messenger of God — Muhummed (pbuh)!

ADVENT OF COMFORTER CONDITIONAL

(iii) The Comforter is definitely not the "Holy Ghost" because the coming of the Comforter was conditional whereas that of the Holy Ghost was not as we observe in the prophecy —

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go for If I Go Not Away, The Comforter Will Not Come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
(HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 7


"lf I don't go he won't come, but if I go, I will send him." There are numerous instances in the Holy Bible about the coming andgoing of the HOLY GHOST, before the birth and departure of the Messiah. Do yourself a favour, please verify these references in your Bible - 

B.C. BEFORE CHRIST'S BIRTH:

1. ... and he (John the Baptist) shall be
filled with the Holy Ghost,
even from his mother's womb.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1: 15 

2. ... and Elizabeth was filled
with the Holy Ghost. 
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1: 41

3. And his father Zacharias was
filled with the Holy Ghost.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 1:67

A.C. AFTER CHRIST'S BIRTH:

4. ... and the Holy Ghost was upon him (Simeon).
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 2:26

5. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily 
shape like a dove upon him (Jesus). 
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 3:22

From the above quotations, before and after the birth of Jesus (pbuh), one cannot help admiring St. Luke who appears to be a specialist on the Holy Ghost We may well ask the Christians, after the descent of the "dove", with whose help did Jesus (pbuh) perform his many miracles if not with the help of the Holy Ghost? Let the Master himself tell us. When accused by his own people, the Jews, that he was working in league with Beelzebub (the chief of the devils) to work his miracles, Jesus (pbuh) rhetorically questions them, "How can Satan cast out Satan?" The Jews imputed that this spirit of holiness - the Spirit of God - which was helping him, was devilish. This was treason of the highest order. So he gives them a dire warning:

... but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, it shall never be forgiven 
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 12:31

This "Holy Ghost" is non other than what Matthew himself has described in three verses before quoting the Master: 

But if I (Jesus) cast out devils by the Spirit OF God, then the kingdom of God is come upon you. 
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 12:28

Compare the same statement by another Gospel writer1 

But if I (Jesus) by the Finger Of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 3:22

1. Give a second glance at the two verses, top and bottom, and you cannot help concluding that they are almost indentical. Why? The answer is in "Is the Bible God’s Word?".


You do not have to be a Bible scholar to understand that the expressions (a) "Finger of God" (b) "Spirit of God" and (c) "Holy Ghost" are all synonymous phrases. So the Holy Ghost was helping Jesus (pbuh) in his ministry. The Holy Ghost was also helping his disciples on their missions of preaching and healing. If there is still any doubt in your minds about the workings of the Holy Ghost then please read: 


EMPTY PROMISE

...as my Father hath sent me, even so I send you (the disciples of Jesus), And when he had said this, be breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive Ye The Holy Ghost
(HOLY BIBLE) John 20: 21 –22 


This was surely no empty promise. The disciples must have received the gift of the Holy Ghost. So if the "Holy Ghost" was with (1) John the Baptist, (2) Elizabeth. (3) Zacharias. (4) Simeon. (5) Jesus and (6) the Disciples of Jesus; then all this makes nonsense of the saying that "if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you." Therefore the Comforter is not the Holy Ghost?. And that Mohammed(pbuh) , the last and final messenger of Allah.