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Syria is a land of believers

#Syria is a land of believers that refuse to bow down to anyone other than ALLAH. Here is a child crying while reading chapter 'Yaseen' from The Holy Quran - his body is covered in blood and his head is injured, but that doesn't stop him from reading the words of ALLAH swt.

May ALLAH swt make the Quran dear to our hearts and help all the Muslims worldwide who are being oppressed. Ameen.
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allah alone

Luke 18:19 - Aramaic
ܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܢܐ ܩܪܐ ܐܢܬ ܠܝ ܛܒܐ ܠܝܬ ܛܒܐ ܐܠܐ ܐܢ ܚܕ ܐܠܗܐ ܀

āmar leh yešūa mānā qārē ant lī ṭāḇā?
layt ṭāḇā ellā en ḥaḏ ălāhā

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good?
no one is good except Alaha (God) alone

Aramaic translation
http://www.dukhrana.com/peshitta/index.php

when

When you stand up for prayer .... Don't forget to remind your heart to join you

Prohibited Abortion & Killing Life in Qur'an

‏‎Final Testament‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎My Lord, guide me.‎‏‏.
Prohibited Abortion & Killing Life in Qur'an


****** Prohibited Abortion & Killing life in Qur'an *******

"And do not kill your children.... surely to kill them is a great wrong." (Holy Quran 17:31)


"...And do not slay your children..." (Holy Quran 6:151)


"(The day) When the female (infant) buried alive is asked - for what crime was she killed?.... Then every person will know what he has brought (of good and evil). ” (Holy Quran 81:8-14)


“When any of them is given the good tidings of a girl, his face is darkened and he chokes inwardly. With shame does he hide himself from his people, because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and) contempt, or bury it in the dust? Ah! what an evil (choice) they decide on?" (Holy Quran 16:58-59)


Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.(Holy Quran 5:32)

IF JUST BECOZ OF 1 PASSAGE FROM QURAN MAKES TERRORIST THEN I WONDER WHAT IT WILL MAKE CHRISTIANS ?

 ‏‎Answering Christanity‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎My Lord, guide me.‎‏‏.
Elizabeth shared this pic with cmnt :

Elizabeth Gallegos Islam are the real Terrorist. They are propably fed up with the violence of muslims on them. They have the right to defend themselves.
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IF JUST BECOZ OF 1 PASSAGE FROM QURAN MAKES TERRORIST THEN I WONDER WHAT IT WILL MAKE CHRISTIANS ?



Exodus 23:27
“I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.

Isaiah 13:8
Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.

Deuteronomy 2:25
This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.”

2 Samuel 17:2
I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would strike down only the king


Psalm 9:20
Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortal.
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Infact Terror of death and killing was the first act,when church was not ready for reformation...


S.A

Imagine If Jesus Christ is God & the only worthy of worship.

 ‏‎Udontno Iroyo‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎My Lord, guide me.‎‏‏.
Imagine If Jesus Christ is God & the only worthy of worship.

God made Himself conceived in the womb of a Woman & He say in the Bible ...

Matthew 11:11 "Verily I (Jesus) say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist."

Is John the Baptist greater than God....?????

Must Read this !!

‏‎Sheikh Khalid Yasin‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎My Lord, guide me.‎‏‏.
Must Read this !!

Allah says : " There is indeed the best model for you in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remember Allah much. ( Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21)

Ibn 'Umar related that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Differ from the polytheists: let your beards (grow), and trim your moustache."
Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Lastly, Allah Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an: "And when the true believers are called to Allah and His Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) [to accept and practice the law and commands of Allah and His Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)] that he may pass judgement upon them, their ONLY reply is 'We hear and obey.' Such men shall surely prosper." (Quran : 24:51)

Who is ready to let it grow for the sake of Allah ? Comment below.

death

صورة: ‏‎Because death is a journey without return ,so start preparing your luggage of good deeds.‎‏Because death is a journey without return ,so start preparing your luggage of good deeds.

Muslim Women have more rights than Christian women.

‏‎Final Testament‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎Koki Noor‎‏‏.
Muslim Women have more rights than Christian women.

(Please Check the Authentic Evidence from the Scripture)

In a truly Islamic society women have the following rights in Islam:

1. The right and duty to obtain education.

2. The right to have their own independent property.

3. The right to work to earn money if they need it or want it.

4. Equality of reward for equal deeds.

5. The right to express their opinion and be heard.

6. The right to provisions from the husband for all her needs and more.

7. The right to negotiate marriage terms of her choice.

8. The right to obtain divorce from her husband, even on the grounds that she simply can't stand him. (pls note that God deeply frowns upon divorce as a solution unless there is hardly any other alternative but it does not mean that men have more right to divorce their wives than women do.)

9. The right to keep all her own money (she is not responsible to maintain any relations).

10. The right to get sexual satisfaction from her husband.

11. custody of their children after divorce.

12. to refuse any marriage that does not please them

Comparing the Bible and Quran:

1. The Bible Convicts Women as the original Sinners (ie. Eve picking from the forbidden tree){Genesis 2:4-3:24}.

The Quran Clarifies it was Adam Not Eve {Quran 7:19-25}

2. The Bible says "The Birth of a Daughter is a loss" {Ecclesiasticus 22:3}.

The Quran says both are an Equal Blessing { Quran 42:49}

3. The Bible forbids women from speaking in church {I Corinthians 14:34-35}.

The Quran says women can argue with the Prophet {58:1}

4. In the Bible, divorced Women are Labeled as an Adulteress, not men {Matthew 5:31-32}

The Quran does Not have Biblical double standards{ Quran 30:21}

5. In The Bible, widows and sisters do not inherit Any property or wealth, only men do {Numbers 27:1-11}

The Koran abolished this male greed { Quran 4:22} and God protects all.

6. The Bible Allows Multiple Wives {I Kings 11:3}

In The Quran , God limits the number to 4 only under certain situations (with the wife's permission)and prefers you marry only one wife { Quran 4:3} The Koran gives the woman the right to choose who to marry.

7. "If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives" {Deuteronomy 22:28-30}

One must ask a simple question here, who is really punished, the man who raped the woman or the woman who was raped? According to the Bible, you have to spend the rest of your life with the man who raped you.

The Prophet Muhammad Says {Volume 9, Book 86, Number 101} Narrated by Aisha:"It is essential to have the consent of a virgin (for the marriage)".

Would the Non-Muslim men reading this prefer the Women they know to be Christian or Muslim?

8. The Bible also asks women to wear veils as in Islam {I Corinthians 11:3-10}

9. Women were given rights to Vote less than a 100 years ago in the (US), while the Qur'an gave women voting rights almost 1,500 years ago.

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Never put a question mark where Allah has placed a full stop.
صورة: ‏‎Never put a question mark where Allah has placed a full stop.‎‏

How to Become a Muslim ?

‏‎Final Testament‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎Koki Noor‎‏‏.
How to Become a Muslim ?
Muslim mean "One who submits to One & Only God"

Muslim is an Arabic word that means one who submits to Allah (God in English and same God worshiped by Jews and Christians) and worship Allah as the one and only one God with no partner, no son, no companion, no associate, and no equivalence. The Arabic root of the word is 'Salem' that means being in peace. So, Muslim lives in peace within him/her self and also within the society he/she lives in.

Islam is the Way of Natural Disposition. Islam is not a new religion, instead it is the recovery and preservation of the original system of belief revealed to Abraham, Moses, David, Soloman, Jesus (peace be on them all!). Islam is all about believing that Allah is the one God, and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final messenger of God.

Have a good mindset of Islam. Rest assured that the path to Islam is indeed very simple. Understand that in Islam one doesn't convert rather one reverts back to an "original" natural belief.

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In Islamic understanding every child is born innocent and stays so until puberty, thus all children that die young are taken directly to heaven. So when one "converts" to Islam he/she is actually reverting to their own original nature: Are you willing to commit yourself to Islam? You need to know that there is only one Allah and also that all prophets including Muhammad (peace be upon him) were directed by that one God - Allah.

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Read the words of Allah, Al Quran and Hadith of his messenger and follow them with best of your ability.

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Testify your faith by reciting:


أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمد رسول الله
Ash-hadu anna la ilaha illallah-wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan rasulu allah
"I bear witness that there is no God except Allah and Muhammad (SAW) is His messenger".

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By reciting this statement (and believing in it), you become a Muslim.

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Purify yourself. Immediately upon becoming a Muslim, you should take a shower, to purify yourself. This is both a symbolic act of washing away the past and being purified, of emerging from darkness to light, created afresh and also signifies the importance of purity in Islam.
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Once you have entered into Islam and made sincere repentance to Allah, you should consider your past minor sins forgiven and strive to improve your spiritual state by doing good deeds.
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Repentance can be considered accepted if you have sincerely prayed to Allah, turned away from the sin and never return to it. In some cases where 3rd parties are affected, you should also restore their rights or get their forgiveness to be absolved.
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Know the truth of Islam. You can learn a lot from translations of the Qur'an. Some of these translations may be harder to understand than others, however Abdullah Yusuf Ali and Pickthall are the two most common. However, it's much better to seek guidance from learned people if you can rather than simply relying on reading the Qur'an yourself. Your local mosque will likely have people who will be more than willing to guide and assist you in learning more about Islam and many have "New Muslim" study circles which are often a good place to start. Be careful, but relaxed, about finding someone who you feel comfortable with and who you are convinced has enough knowledge in order to teach well.

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Offer your first prayer to God. If you're not sure how the prayer is performed, again it's best to learn from somebody you trust rather than go it alone. The easiest way to learn is to attend a Mosque for the 5 daily prayers. Just follow along initially but also seek knowledge as to the requirements of the prayer. Prayer should be a relaxing, enjoyable activity and is best when taken time over. Rushing the prayer should be avoided in order to gain maximum benefit. Remember, prayer is a direct spiritual connection between you and the one who keeps your heart beating right now and who created the universe. It should bring serenity, happiness and peace. This will come with and improve with time. Avoid being excessive with the prayer and simply do your best. The goal initially is to establish a habit and make it an enjoyable experience.

Pray to Allah for success in every affairs of your life. Minimum two things should be kept in mind before doing that. First of all, do your duty what Allah has made obligatory on you. And finally have faith on him in every matter of yours. However, do not pray for forbidden things.

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Understand the five pillars of Islam. They are the Testimony of Faith (as mentioned in Step 3) and the method of belief (emaan), the five daily Prayers (Salat) (as mentioned in Step 5), Fasting (in the month of Ramadan), Compulsory Poor Due (Zakat), and Pilgrimage (Hajj) (once in your lifetime for those who have the means).
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Believe in the six articles of Faith: Believe in God, his angels, his revealed books, his messengers (from Adam to Mohammad), the Last Day,and the fate (good and bad).
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Be the best person you can be: No matter what may anger, sadden or upset you, you must be the best person you can be. Allah created us to have a good life, and to be happy. Being respectful towards others is a big part of being a good Muslim, so make sure to remember that often.

The Qur'an is still in its Original state after 1430 years

 ‏‎Final Testament‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎Koki Noor‎‏‏.
The Qur'an is still in its Original state after 1430 years

There are a few different ways to prove that the Qur'an is the word of God, which has always been true and has never been subjected to change or distortion.


These proofs can be classified into three types:

1) The way the Qur'an was transmitted throughout the centuries,

2) Some challenging verses within the Qur'an itself, and the periodic,

3) Modern-day discoveries in the universe that were first mentioned in the Qur'an more than fourteen centuries ago.


Unlike the Bible and Old Testament that have been subject to innumerable translations, doubtful and spurious transmissions, and corruptions at the hands of clerics up till now (with the “gender sensitive” versions coming out these days), the Qur'an was transmitted to us in an unprecedented and unique manner according to rigorous rules of transmission. The Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) via the angel Gabriel, and the Prophet subsequently memorized the whole scripture.


Thousands of the Companions of the Prophet learned the Qur'an directly from the Prophet (pbuh). They memorized it and were known in Islamic history as huffaadh (the memorizers and preservers of the Qur'an). Moreover, a number of Companions wrote it down during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and it was compiled in its entirety immediately after his death.


The following generation of Muslims learned the Qur’an directly from the Companions. Thus the chain of teaching and learning through direct contact continued systematically, methodically, and meticulously until the present age.


Additionally, several of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) were appointed as scribes to record the words of the revelation directly from the Prophet himself on parchment, leather, or whatever else was available. The most famous of these scribes was Zayd ibn Thabit, who also memorized the entire Qur’an, and he formed with the others a community of huffaadh that can be compared to academic societies of our present time.


We know the Qur’an was recorded in totality during the lifetime of the Prophet (pbuh) and the different surahs (chapters) personally arranged by him. Many copies of the text were used for study and teaching, even in Mecca before the Hijrah, the migration to Medina.



The entire Qur’an was written down during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, and trusting the fact that many scholars knew it by heart, it was not collected in one volume. It was personally arranged by him, and the Muslims memorized it in the same order. The companion Uthman reported that whenever a new verse was revealed, the Prophet would immediately call a scribe to record it. He would instruct the person to put the specific verse or verses in a particular chapter.



Furthermore, every year during the month of Ramadan, the Prophet would recite the whole Qur’an from beginning to end in its present-day arrangement, and everyday people could hear it from his own lips in the mosque. Its sequence is no mystery. Many of the Companions not only memorized it completely, they also wrote it down and even added commentary (tafseer) on their own personal copies. When the Prophet passed away, the whole Qur’an was already written down, but it was not yet compiled in book form.



During the rule of the first Caliph Abu Bakr, there was a rebellion among some distant Arab tribes that resulted in a series of fierce battles. In one particular battle, a number Companions who had memorized the Qur’an were killed. The Companion Omar worried that the knowledge of the Qur’an was in danger, thus he convinced Abu Bakr that the Qur’an should be compiled into book form as a means of preserving it once and for all.



Zayd bin Thabit was entrusted with this important task. Zayd followed strict methods in his compilation and had dozens of other huffaadh recheck his work to ensure its accuracy. Abu Bakr, who had also committed the entire Qur’an to memory, approved of the final product. After Abu Bakr passed away, the copy was passed to the Caliph ‘Omar, and then Uthman.



However as the Muslim world expanded into lands where the people spoke Arabic as a second language, the new Muslims had a difficult time learning the correct pronunciation of the text. The Caliph Uthman consulted other Companions, and they agreed that official copies of the Qur’an should be inscribed using only the pronunciation of the Quraysh tribe, the Arabic dialect that the Prophet spoke.



Zayd bin Thabit was again given this assignment, and three other huffaadh were assigned to help him in the task. Together, the four scribes borrowed the original, complete copy of the Qur’an, duplicated it manually many times over, and then distributed them to all of the major Muslim cities within the empire. Two of these copies still exist today: one is in Istanbul and the other in Tashkent.



One must keep in mind that in traditional learning in the Arab world, transmission was based upon an oral tradition as well as a written one; the Arabs (and later all Muslims) excelled in accurately reporting scripture, poetry, aphorisms, etc. through the generations without change. Similarly, the chain of huffaadh was never broken, and thus the Qur'an today has reached us in two forms: the memorized version transmitted through the scholarly chain, and the written version based upon the Companions’ initial recording.



If the Qur’an had been changed, there would be huge discrepancies between these two today, as the Qur’an has reached isolated (and sometimes illiterate) communities through the memorized form of transmission without the written form to correct it. No such discrepancies have ever been recorded or reported. In other words, isolated village A in African Mali and isolated village B in Afghanistan will both produce contemporary huffaadh reciting the same words of the Qur’an, though they did not learn from a similar printing of the scripture nor has there ever been a concerted international effort to rectify would-be discrepancies.



Allah has said in the Qur’an that He alone will protect His book, and indeed He has kept His promise. The Qur’an that we read today contains the same exact words that were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) over 1430 years ago. This is quite a miracle, especially when you consider that NO other group of people can say that their book has not been subject to change by the time it reached the present generation.



Only the Qur’an has survived through the centuries unchanged, and the language in which it was revealed, classical Arabic, still enjoys practical usage around the world. While classic English of the 14th century can be understood by only a very few native English speakers, the Qur’an can be understood by the vast majority of Arabic-speaking Muslims. When compared to other scriptures, the Qur’an is unique in these two respects.



Furthermore, from the prolific arts that have accompanied Qur’anic learning and transmission, we can learn of the auspiciousness and honor with which the Muslims have traditionally held the Qur’an. The visual arts of calligraphy and binding, and the vocal art of recitation represent examples of such arts, and from them we can see that veracity of transmission would be understood as a fundamental aspect of Qur’anic reverence.



As regards the proofs within the Qur'an itself, they can be found in the following Qur’anic challenges:



Surah 17, verse 88:

*{Say: If men and jinn should combine together to bring the like of this Quran, they could not bring the like of it, though some of them were aiders of others.}*



And Surah 2, verse 23:

*{And if you are in doubt as to that which We have revealed to Our servant, then produce a chapter like it and call on your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful.}*



Unanimity of Muslim Scholars



The unanimity of Muslim scholars throughout the ages has also proved that the Quran we have is the same which the Prophet had. The same holds true for some unbiased Orientalist scholars who studied the Quran and found the style and the wording exactly the same as that which was common during the time of the Prophet himself.



Another point that needs reflection is that the Quran contains many scientific miracles that were proven to be correct only recently; it therefore stands to reason that had there been any change in the Quran, such verses or many of them, would have disappeared and even changed, and thus proven wrong.



Oral Transmission



Moreover, the Quran has been handed down through generations and centuries by means of oral transmission alongside the written text and that one of the unique merits of Muslims is their ability of maintaining an unbroken chain proving the authenticity of their texts throughout all these centuries.



Many people memorize the Quran in various parts of the world. All of them meet in one place at one time and recite the same Quran. This leaves no doubt that the Quran we have today is the exact one that was recited 1430 ago when the Prophet was alive.



Language of the Quran



Another logical proof is the decline in the level of the Arabic language and the spoken dialects which we find everywhere in the Arab world.



The deterioration in the level of the spoken Arabic, although affecting the tongues of people, did not in fact come close to the Quranic text. It is because of this that we find the Quranic text being unique in the way it is recited and the way it is written.



It is different in the written form as well as the oral form from the other written or oral texts.



Why? Because it was protected against the factors of time and space.



And for this job to be completed, Allah has enabled many scholars who specialized in the Quranic text whether in the written or the oral form and made their vocation in life to transmit it as exactly as it existed in the Prophet's life.



Quranic Manuscripts



Another physical proof showing the authenticity of the Quran is the large number of Quranic manuscripts dating back to the early times of Islam. One of the manuscripts existing today is the personal copy of the mus-haf (physical copy of the Quran) that belonged to Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan.



This copy still carries the traces of the blood of Uthman who was killed when he was reciting the Quran not long ago after the death of the Prophet. The manuscript has been examined not only by Muslims but also by non-Muslims, and it exists till today as standing evidence of the authenticity of the Quran.



By bringing this manuscript and comparing it with all other manuscripts that have been written through different generations in different parts of the Muslim world, we can see how exactly the same they are.



We can also notice the difference between the text written there and the normal way of writing Arabic words and the question will rise: why did not the normal way of writing affect the way of writing the Quranic text? The simple answer to this is that the uniqueness of the Quran made it very special and as a way of keeping this specialty is keeping it in the same formula it was firstly written.



Challenging the Quran



A long time ago, the Quran challenged people to produce something similar to one verse or ten verses or one surah of it. The challenge was not met and people are still unable to meet the challenge which means the text is still the same miraculous one that was recited during the Prophet's lifetime.



Of course, some biased non-Muslim Orientalists have tried their best to raise misconceptions regarding the authenticity of the Quranic text we have today.



These attempts have been very old indeed and all of them have failed to prove anything.

PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES

Final Testament‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎Koki Noor‎‏‏.
PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES

1. Buddha prophesied the advent of a Maitreya:


A) Almost all Buddhist books contain this prophecy. It is in Chakkavatti Sinhnad Suttanta D. III, 76: "There will arise in the world a Buddha named Maitreya (the benevolent one) a holy one, a supreme one, an enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe:



"What he has realized by his own supernatural knowledge he will publish to this universe. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at its climax, glorious at the goal, in the spirit and the letter. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and thoroughly pure; even as I now preach my religion and a like life do proclaim. He will keep up the society of monks numbering many thousands, even as now I keep up a society of monks numbering many hundreds".



According to Sacred Books of the East volume 35 pg. 225: "It is said that I am not an only Buddha upon whom the leadership and order is dependent. After me another Buddha maitreya of such and such virtues will come. I am now the leader of hundreds, he will be the leader of thousands."



C) According to the Gospel of Buddha by Carus pg. 217 and 218 (From Ceylon sources): "Ananda said to the Blessed One, ‘Who shall teach us when thou art gone?' And the Blessed one replied, 'I am not the first Buddha who came upon the earth nor shall I be the last. In due time another Buddha will arise in the world, a holy one, a supremely enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. He will reveal to you the same eternal truths, which I have taught you. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax and glorious at the goal. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and pure such as I now proclaim. His disciples will number many thousands while mine number many hundreds.'



Ananda said, 'How shall we know him?'



The Blessed one replied, 'He will be known as Maitreya'."



(i) The Sanskrit word ‘Maitreya’ or its equivalent in Pali ‘Metteyya’ means loving, compassionate, merciful and benevolent. It also means kindness and friendliness, sympathy, etc. One Arabic word which is equivalent to all these words is ‘Rahmat’. In Surah Al-Anbiya: "We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures." [Al-Qur’an 21:107]



Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was called the merciful, which is ‘Maitri’.



(ii) The words Mercy and Merciful are mentioned in the Holy Qur'ân no less than 409 times.



(iii) Every chapter of the Glorious Qur'ân, except Chapter 9, i.e. Surah Taubah begins with the beautiful formula, 'Bismillah Hir-Rahman Nir-Rahim', which means 'In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful'.



(iv) The Word Muhammad is also spelt as ‘Mahamet’ or ‘Mahomet’ and in various other ways in different languages. The word ‘Maho’ or ‘Maha’ in Pali and Sanskrit mean Great and Illustrious and ‘Metta’ means mercy. Therefore ‘Mahomet’ means ‘Great Mercy’.



2. Buddha’s doctrine was Esoteric and Exoteric:



According to Sacred Books of the East, volume 11, pg. 36 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta chapter 2 verse 32:



"I have preached the truth without making any distinction between exoteric and esoteric doctrine, for in respect of truths, Ananda, the Tathagata has no such thing as the closed fist of a teacher, who keeps something back".



Muhammad (pbuh) on the commandment of Almighty God delivered the message and doctrine without making any distinction between esoteric and exoteric. The Qur'ân was recited in public in the days of the Prophet and is being done so till date. The Prophet had strictly forbidden the Muslims from hiding the doctrine



3. Devoted Servitors of the Buddhas:



According to Sacred Books of the East volume 11 pg. 97 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta Chapter 5 verse 36: "Then the Blessed one addressed the brethren, and said, ‘Whosoever, brethren have been Arahat-Buddhas through the long ages of the past, they were servitors just as devoted to those Blessed ones as Ananda has been to me. And whosoever brethren shall be the Arahat-Buddhas of the future, there shall be servitors as devoted to those Blessed ones as Ananda has been to me’."



The Servitor of Buddha was Ananda. Muhammad (pbuh) also had a servitor by the name Anas (r.a.) who was the son of Malik. Anas (r.a...) was presented to the Prophet by his parents. Anas (r.a...) relates: "My mother said to him, 'Oh Messenger of God, here is your little servant'." Further Anas relates, "I served him from the time I was 8 years old and the Prophet called me his son and his little beloved". Anas (r.a...) stayed by the Prophet in peace and in war, in safety as well as in danger till the end of his life.



i) Anas (r.a.), even though he was only 11 years old stayed beside the Prophet during the battle of Uhud where the Prophet’s life was in great danger.



ii) Even during the battle of Hunain when the Prophet was surrounded by the enemies who were archers, Anas (r.a...) who was only 16 years old stood by the Prophet.



Anas (R) can surely be compared with Ananda who stood by Gautam Buddha when the mad elephant approached him.



4. Six Criteria for Identifying Buddha:



According to the Gospel of Buddha by Carus pg. 214:



"The Blessed one said, ‘There are two occasions on which a Tathagata’s appearance becomes clear and exceedingly bright. In the night Ananda, in which a Tathagata attains to the supreme and perfect insight, and in the night in which he passes finally away in that ultra passing which leaves nothing whatever of his earthly existence to remain.’ "



According to Gautam Buddha, following are the six criteria for identifying a Buddha.



i) A Buddha attains supreme and perfect insight at night-time.



ii) On the occasion of his complete enlightenment he looks exceedingly bright



iii) A Buddha dies a natural death.



iv) He dies at night-time.



v) He looks exceedingly bright before his death.



vi) After his death a Buddha ceases to exist on earth.



i) Muhammad (pbuh) attained supreme insight and Prophethood at night-time.



According to Surah Dukhan: "By the books that makes thing clear – We sent it down during a blessed night." [Al-Qur'ân 44:2-3]



According to Surah Al-Qadar: "We have indeed revealed this (message) in the night of power." [Al-Qur'ân 97:1]



ii) Muhammad (pbuh) instantly felt his understanding illumined with celestial light.



iii) Muhammad (pbuh) died a natural death.



iv) According to Ayesha (r.a.), Muhammad (pbuh) expired at night-time. When he was dying there was no oil in the lamp and his wife Ayesha (r.a.) had to borrow oil for the lamp.



v) According to Anas (r.a.), Muhammad (pbuh) looked exceedingly bright in the night of his death.



vi) After the burial of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) he was never seen again in his bodily form on this earth.



5. Buddhas are only Preachers:



According to Dhammapada, Sacred Books of East volume 10 pg., 67:



"The Jathagatas (Buddhas) are only Preachers."



The Qur'ân says in Surah Ghashiya: "Therefore do thou give admonition, for thou art one to admonish. Thou art not one to manage (men's) affairs." [Al-Qur'ân 88:21-22]



6. Identification of Maitreya by Buddha:



According to Dhammapada, Mattaya Sutta, 151:



"The promised one will be:



i) Compassionate for the whole creation



ii) A messenger of peace, a peace-maker



iii) The most successful in the world.



The Maitreya as a Preacher of morals will be:



i) Truthful



ii) Self-respecting



iii) Gentle and noble



iv) Not proud



v) As a king to creatures



vi) An example to others in deeds and in words".
أعجبني ·  · اصورة: ‏‎PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES

1. Buddha prophesied the advent of a Maitreya:


A) Almost all Buddhist books contain this prophecy. It is in Chakkavatti Sinhnad Suttanta D. III, 76: "There will arise in the world a Buddha named Maitreya (the benevolent one) a holy one, a supreme one, an enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe:



"What he has realized by his own supernatural knowledge he will publish to this universe. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at its climax, glorious at the goal, in the spirit and the letter. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and thoroughly pure; even as I now preach my religion and a like life do proclaim. He will keep up the society of monks numbering many thousands, even as now I keep up a society of monks numbering many hundreds".



According to Sacred Books of the East volume 35 pg. 225: "It is said that I am not an only Buddha upon whom the leadership and order is dependent. After me another Buddha maitreya of such and such virtues will come. I am now the leader of hundreds, he will be the leader of thousands."



C) According to the Gospel of Buddha by Carus pg. 217 and 218 (From Ceylon sources): "Ananda said to the Blessed One, ‘Who shall teach us when thou art gone?' And the Blessed one replied, 'I am not the first Buddha who came upon the earth nor shall I be the last. In due time another Buddha will arise in the world, a holy one, a supremely enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. He will reveal to you the same eternal truths, which I have taught you. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax and glorious at the goal. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and pure such as I now proclaim. His disciples will number many thousands while mine number many hundreds.'



Ananda said, 'How shall we know him?'



The Blessed one replied, 'He will be known as Maitreya'."



(i) The Sanskrit word ‘Maitreya’ or its equivalent in Pali ‘Metteyya’ means loving, compassionate, merciful and benevolent. It also means kindness and friendliness, sympathy, etc. One Arabic word which is equivalent to all these words is ‘Rahmat’. In Surah Al-Anbiya: "We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures." [Al-Qur’an 21:107]



Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was called the merciful, which is ‘Maitri’.



(ii) The words Mercy and Merciful are mentioned in the Holy Qur'ân no less than 409 times.



(iii) Every chapter of the Glorious Qur'ân, except Chapter 9, i.e. Surah Taubah begins with the beautiful formula, 'Bismillah Hir-Rahman Nir-Rahim', which means 'In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful'.



(iv) The Word Muhammad is also spelt as ‘Mahamet’ or ‘Mahomet’ and in various other ways in different languages. The word ‘Maho’ or ‘Maha’ in Pali and Sanskrit mean Great and Illustrious and ‘Metta’ means mercy. Therefore ‘Mahomet’ means ‘Great Mercy’.



2. Buddha’s doctrine was Esoteric and Exoteric:



According to Sacred Books of the East, volume 11, pg. 36 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta chapter 2 verse 32:



"I have preached the truth without making any distinction between exoteric and esoteric doctrine, for in respect of truths, Ananda, the Tathagata has no such thing as the closed fist of a teacher, who keeps something back".



Muhammad (pbuh) on the commandment of Almighty God delivered the message and doctrine without making any distinction between esoteric and exoteric. The Qur'ân was recited in public in the days of the Prophet and is being done so till date. The Prophet had strictly forbidden the Muslims from hiding the doctrine



3. Devoted Servitors of the Buddhas:



According to Sacred Books of the East volume 11 pg. 97 Maha-Parinibbana Sutta Chapter 5 verse 36: "Then the Blessed one addressed the brethren, and said, ‘Whosoever, brethren have been Arahat-Buddhas through the long ages of the past, they were servitors just as devoted to those Blessed ones as Ananda has been to me. And whosoever brethren shall be the Arahat-Buddhas of the future, there shall be servitors as devoted to those Blessed ones as Ananda has been to me’."



The Servitor of Buddha was Ananda. Muhammad (pbuh) also had a servitor by the name Anas (r.a.) who was the son of Malik. Anas (r.a...) was presented to the Prophet by his parents. Anas (r.a...) relates: "My mother said to him, 'Oh Messenger of God, here is your little servant'." Further Anas relates, "I served him from the time I was 8 years old and the Prophet called me his son and his little beloved". Anas (r.a...) stayed by the Prophet in peace and in war, in safety as well as in danger till the end of his life.



i) Anas (r.a.), even though he was only 11 years old stayed beside the Prophet during the battle of Uhud where the Prophet’s life was in great danger.



ii) Even during the battle of Hunain when the Prophet was surrounded by the enemies who were archers, Anas (r.a...) who was only 16 years old stood by the Prophet.



Anas (R) can surely be compared with Ananda who stood by Gautam Buddha when the mad elephant approached him.



4. Six Criteria for Identifying Buddha:



According to the Gospel of Buddha by Carus pg. 214:



"The Blessed one said, ‘There are two occasions on which a Tathagata’s appearance becomes clear and exceedingly bright. In the night Ananda, in which a Tathagata attains to the supreme and perfect insight, and in the night in which he passes finally away in that ultra passing which leaves nothing whatever of his earthly existence to remain.’ "



According to Gautam Buddha, following are the six criteria for identifying a Buddha.



i) A Buddha attains supreme and perfect insight at night-time.



ii) On the occasion of his complete enlightenment he looks exceedingly bright



iii) A Buddha dies a natural death.



iv) He dies at night-time.



v) He looks exceedingly bright before his death.



vi) After his death a Buddha ceases to exist on earth.



i) Muhammad (pbuh) attained supreme insight and Prophethood at night-time.



According to Surah Dukhan: "By the books that makes thing clear – We sent it down during a blessed night." [Al-Qur'ân 44:2-3]



According to Surah Al-Qadar: "We have indeed revealed this (message) in the night of power." [Al-Qur'ân 97:1]



ii) Muhammad (pbuh) instantly felt his understanding illumined with celestial light.



iii) Muhammad (pbuh) died a natural death.



iv) According to Ayesha (r.a.), Muhammad (pbuh) expired at night-time. When he was dying there was no oil in the lamp and his wife Ayesha (r.a.) had to borrow oil for the lamp.



v) According to Anas (r.a.), Muhammad (pbuh) looked exceedingly bright in the night of his death.



vi) After the burial of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) he was never seen again in his bodily form on this earth.



5. Buddhas are only Preachers:



According to Dhammapada, Sacred Books of East volume 10 pg., 67:



"The Jathagatas (Buddhas) are only Preachers."



The Qur'ân says in Surah Ghashiya: "Therefore do thou give admonition, for thou art one to admonish. Thou art not one to manage (men's) affairs." [Al-Qur'ân 88:21-22]



6. Identification of Maitreya by Buddha:



According to Dhammapada, Mattaya Sutta, 151:



"The promised one will be:



i) Compassionate for the whole creation



ii) A messenger of peace, a peace-maker



iii) The most successful in the world.



The Maitreya as a Preacher of morals will be:



i) Truthful



ii) Self-respecting



iii) Gentle and noble



iv) Not proud



v) As a king to creatures



vi) An example to others in deeds and in words".‎‏