061 - Soorah as-Saff - (The Row or the Rank) - [Madanee]

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[061:006] And (remember) when 'ős‚ (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of All‚h to you, confirming the Taur‚t [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he (Ahmad, i.e. Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) came to them with clear proofs, they said: "This is plain magic."


[061:007] And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against All‚h, while he is being invited to Isl‚m? And All‚h guides not the people who are Z‚limŻn (polytheists, wrong doers and disbelievers).


[061:008] They intend to put out the Light of All‚h (i.e. the religion of Isl‚m, this Qur'‚n, and Prophet Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) with their mouths. But All‚h will bring His Light to perfection even though the disbelievers hate (it).


[061:009] He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) with guidance and the religion of truth (Isl‚mic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the MushrikŻn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of All‚h and in His Messenger Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) hate (it).


[061:010] O you who believe! Shall I guide you to a trade that will save you from a painful torment?


[061:011] That you believe in All‚h and His Messenger (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of All‚h with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!


[061:012] (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwellings in 'Adn (Eden) Paradise; that is indeed the great success.


[061:013] And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, Ė help from All‚h (against your enemies) and a near victory. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) to the believers.


[061:014] O you who believe! Be you helpers (in the Cause) of All‚h as said 'ős‚ (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), to the Haw‚rÓyyŻn (the disciples): "Who are my helpers (in the Cause) of All‚h?" The Haw‚rÓyyŻn (the disciples) said: "We are All‚h's helpers" (i.e. we will strive in His Cause!). Then a group of the Children of Israel believed and a group disbelieved. So, We gave power to those who believed against their enemies, and they became the victorious (uppermost).




(V.61:6) i.e. the second name of Prophet Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] and it (Ahmad) literally means: "One who praises All‚h more than others."



A) Narrated Jubair bin Mut'im [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-MahÓ through whom All‚h will eliminate Al-Kufr (infidelity); I am Al-H‚shir who will be the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected thereafter; and I am also Al-'AqÓb (i.e. there will be no Prophet after me)." -- [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 4/3532 (O.P.732)]

B) Narrated AbŻ Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "By Him (All‚h) in Whose Hand my soul is, surely, the son of Mary ['Is‚ (Jesus)] * will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims), and will judge mankind justly by the Law of the Qur'‚n (as a just ruler), and will break the Cross and kill the pigs and abolish the JÓzyah [a tax taken from the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians), who are under the protection of a Muslim government. This JÓzyah tax will not be accepted by 'Is‚ (Jesus) ['alayhis-sal‚m] and all mankind will be required to embrace Islam with no other alternative]. Then there will be abundance of money and nobody will accept charitable gifts." (See Fath Al-Bari) [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 3/2222 (O.P.425)]


* 'Is‚ (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary) will descend as a leader of the Muslims and it is a severe warning to the Christians who claim to be the followers of 'Is‚ (Jesus) and he will break the Cross and kill the pigs, and he will abolish the JÓzyah (tax); and all mankind will be required to embrace Islam with no other alternative.


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