003 - Soorah Aal-'Imraan - (The Family of 'Imraan) - [Madanee]

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[003:053] "Our Lord! We believe in what You have sent down, and we follow the Messenger ['Îsâ (Jesus)]; so write us down among those who bear witness (to the truth, i.e. Lâ ilâha illallâh – none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh)."

 

[003:054] And they (disbelievers) plotted [to kill 'Îsâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm]], and Allâh planned too. And Allâh is the Best of those who plan.

 

[003:055] And (remember) when Allâh said: "O 'Îsâ (Jesus)! I will make you sleep and raise you to Myself and clear you [of the forged statement that 'Îsâ (Jesus) is Allâh's son] of those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you (monotheists, who worship none but Allâh) superior to those who disbelieve [in the Oneness of Allâh, or disbelieve in some of His Messengers, e.g. Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam], 'Îsâ (Jesus), Műsâ (Moses), or in His Holy Books, e.g. the Taurât (Torah), the Injîl (Gospel), the Qur'ân] till the Day of Resurrection. Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute."

 

[003:056] "As to those who disbelieve, I will punish them with a severe torment in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers."

 

[003:057] And as for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh) and do righteous good deeds, Allâh will pay them their reward in full. And Allâh does not like the Zaliműn (polytheists and wrong doers).

 

[003:058] This is what We recite to you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) of the Verses and the Wise Reminder (i.e. the Qur'ân).

 

[003:059] Verily, the likeness of 'Îsâ (Jesus) before Allâh is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" – and he was.

 

[003:060] (This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of those who doubt.

 

[003:061] Then whoever disputes with you concerning him ['Îsâ (Jesus)] after (all this) knowledge that has come to you [i.e. 'Îsâ (Jesus) being a slave of Allâh, and having no share in Divinity], say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves – then we pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allâh upon those who lie."

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(V.3:55) The advent (descent) of 'Isâ (Jesus), [son of Maryam (Mary)] ['alayhis-salâm].

a) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, surely ['Isâ (Jesus)], the son of Maryam (Mary) will shortly descend amongst you (Muslims), and will judge mankind justly by the law of the Qur'ân (as a just ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jîzyah* (i.e. taxation taken from non-Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allâh (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it." Abu Hurairah added: "If you wish, you can recite (this Verse of the Qur'ân): "And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) but must believe in him [i.e. 'Isâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm] as a Messenger of Allâh and a human being] before his ['Isâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm] or a Jew's or a Christian's] death, and on the Day of Resurrection, he ['Isâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm]] will be a witness against them." (V.4:159).

(See Fath Al-Bari.) According to the quotation of Kushmaihani there is the word Al-Jizyah instead of Al-Harb. [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 4/3448 (O.P.657)].

b) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said: "How will you be when the son of Maryam (Mary) [i.e. 'Isâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm]] descends amongst you, and he will judge people by the law of the Qur'ân and not by the law of the Injîl (Gospel)." (Fath Al-Bari) [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 4/3449 (O.P.658)]

* The Jîzyah: a tax imposed on non-Muslims (who would keep their own religion, rather than embrace Islâm) will not be accepted by 'Isâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm] , but all people will be required to embrace Islâm and there will be no other alternative.

 

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