Islam shall unite ye all

By brother Nadeem Uz Zaman

Working on computers day and night, not to forget mentioning about my breaks in between which would involve lectures of Shaykh Ahmed Deedat raheemUllah, made me think and reflect about the current situations of our brethren and our relationships with our neighbors. In fact I’m inspired. There are a number of activities and legal efforts made to design a resolution for the Arab and Israel conflict. However, there is no effort, no activity made to establish or at least to initiate social, cultural, and human progress of our relations with Israel. We are in minority there, and our Muslim brethren are currently experiencing injustice, torture, discrimination stemming from different sources of the same land  (Israel) or the other.

A) Israel was the “chosen one” of God:

But hey, this is to be brought to your attention. The same land, where people with power and might are carrying these atrocities were once “the chosen people” of God:

Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all people; for all the earth is Mine (Exodus, Chapter 19)

O Children of Israel, remember My favor that I have bestowed upon you and that I preferred you over the nations

(Qur’an, chapter 2, verse 47)

O Children of Israel, remember My favor which I have bestowed upon you and fulfill My covenant [upon you] that I will fulfill your covenant [from Me] and be afraid of [only] Me. (Al Qur’an, chapter 2, verse 40)

“O Children of Israel”. Sounds good? Yes it does. Respectful, humble words from the Book of Arabs,  (as they say) yeah? This explains and stands as a testimony about a beautiful and good relationship of Muslims and the Jews. Just go to the other side of the fence and see Jews are being addressed as:

For the LORD had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people‘. (Exodus, Chapter 33)

“You brood of snakes!”   (Luke, Chapter 3)

Israel is said again and again, NOT to forget these favors unto them:

…….Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.(Exodus, Chapter 18)

And remember, We delivered you from the people of Pharaoh: They set you hard tasks and punishments, slaughtered your sons and let your women-folk live; therein was a tremendous trial from your Lord. (Al Qur’an, chapter 2, verse 49)

But why those favors upon Israel – because it was to be made the Kingdom of Priests and a Holy nation:

and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. (Exodus, Chapter 19)

Israel was supposed to be a Kingdom of Priests, guiding us to the knowledge of God. This was the job given to the people of Israel and they are done with that job. Because, they say to be a Jew, you get to born as a Jew. So you Jews, the People of Moses, Children of Israel, were God’s “chosen ones”.

B) The same God, warns Israel:

Now, the same God of Israel, who preferred them to be above all nations, set the rules. For this is what He says if they did not follow Him:

And if ye will not yet for these things hearken unto Me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins (Leviticus Chapter 26)

And the LORD shall bring thee back into Egypt in ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee: ‘Thou shalt see it no more again’; and there ye shall sell yourselves unto your enemiesfor bondmen and for bondwoman, and no man shall buy you. (Deuteronomy, Chapter 28)

This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment(Isaiah 50)

God gave Jews, power and might, a blessed land, made it a nation people will be afraid of, a nation with over-abundant for good, for body and for their cattle and in the fruit of their land when He released them from the Egyptians. But if they go against what He taught them (God does not teach you killing and bombing) He will bring them back into Egypt and make them slaves and the slaves no man shall buy. He would rather bring some other nation over them:

The LORD will bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as the vulture swoopeth down; a nation whose tongue thou shall not understand. (Deuteronomy, Chapter 28)

C) Some of these Jews – Learned, Faithful, Sincere people:

As in Christianity, you’re given “salvation” on wholesale by just believing in crucifixion. Paul did not stop here. If you do not believe in Resurrection, your faith is in vain – says he. On a contrary, you are loved by God for your sincerity – and so you get salvation.

Words of praise for Jews did not stop there. God says in Holy Qur’an:

among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (Al Qur’an)

Of the People of the Book  [Jews and Christians] are a portion that stand (For the right): (Al Qur’an)

“Of the people of Moses (i.e., the Jews) there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth.  (Al Qur’an)

Do you have any clue why is this generation of Jews (few of them) are humble and knowledgable? Where did they get this from? Qur’an answers:

They said: “Fear not! We give thee glad tidings of a son (Isaac) endowed with wisdom.” (Al Qur’an, Chapter 15)

and concerning the glad tidings of Ismael, God says:

So We gave him the good news of a boy (Ismael) ready to suffer and forbear  (Al Qur’an, Chapter 37)

The eldest son of respected Abraham peace be upon him, respected Ismael peace be upon him whose descendant are the Arabs, is being prophesied in the Word of God, Qur’an as gentle, forbearing, humble and submissive. When it comes to Isaac (Ishaq) peace be upon him, the progenitor of the Jewish race, as a person endowed with wisdom, knowledge and intelligence.

D) Now, the “chosen people” are blamed by their own community:

These sincere people and truth about them is brought to us here by looking at the following examples, coming from the tongues of the Jews, themselves.

In the year 1989, on the 1st of January, Danny Ben-Tal, described as “a reservist in the Israeli Army,” during his latest tour of duty in Gaza where he thinks: “the battle (against the Palestinians) is already lost.” Reports the ‘Sunday Star, Johannesburg, on New-Year’s day, the following:

  • THE PALESTINIAN STATE ALREADY EXISTS, LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THAT. IT EXISTS IN JABALIYA AND SHATI, IN THE MOSQUES AND IN THE MIND.
  • AT FIRST, THE INTIFADAH OPENED OUR EYES, SHOCKED SOME OF US INTO REALISATION BUT WHEN SO MANY ISRAELIS REFUSE TO RECOGNISE WHAT IS HAPPENING, WHAT GOOD WILL THAT DO
  • THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR INDEPENDENCE, THEIR NATIONAL IDENTITY, THEIR PRIDE
  •  “WE CATCH A ROCK-THROWING CHILD, PROBABLY NO MORE THAN 12 YEARS OLD, IN HIS EYES I DETECT A CERTAIN PRIDE BEHIND THE FEAR OF WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO HIM SOLDIERS START SHOUTING: “HIT HIM, SMASH HIS HEAD IN, BREAK HIS ARMS SO HE WON’T THROW STONES AGAIN, TEACH HIM A LESSON.” THIS, FROM SOLDIERS WHO ONLY DAYS BEFORE HAD BEEN LAW-ABIDING AND GOD-FEARING CITIZENS OF THE STATE THAT WAS CREATED IN ORDER TO SHELTER JEWS FROM EXACTLY THOSE SENTIMENTS
  • WE, MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH, SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT WHENEVER A YOUTH HURLS A ROCK AT ME, I CANNOT BUT FEEL GUILTY, IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WERE I IN HIS SITUATION I WOULD ALSO BE THROWING ROCKS. BUT HOW CAN I, A SOLDIER, TURN TO HIM AND SAY, ‘AS A JEW WHOSE PEOPLE HAVE KNOWN SO MUCH SUFFERING AT THE HANDS OF OTHERS, I SYMPATHISE WITH YOU’?”
  • WE ALL KNOW WHAT TO DO, BEHAVING FIRMLY, YET POLITELY, AS THE SITUATION DEMANDS. AND THE SITUATION SOMETIMES DEMANDS US TO BE SONS-OF-BITCHES.”

(As said by Danny Ben-Tal, Jew serving in the Israeli army)

God’s chosen people, who were released from the bondage of Egyptians, a nation which was chosen to be the Nation of Priests, a nation which was saved from the rule of the Pharoah, law-abiding and God-fearing people were chosen to shelter one another are now doing the same with which they have gone through. God-fearing became fearless eh?

E) The Prophecy: Islam will unite you all

Not to forget, how Egypt was once cursed by the same God of Israel:

The fish in the Nile will die, and the river will stink and thus the Egyptians will not be able to drink its water. (Exodus)

There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt—worse than there has ever been or ever will be again (Exodus)

Now the same God of Israel is blessing Egypt. The ones who were freed from Egypt (Jews, Children of Israel), will be brought back to Egypt and will be one-third with Egypt and Assyrians (Lebanon, part of Jordan, and Syria)

“And the LORD will smite Egypt, smiting and healing; and they shall return unto the LORD, and He will be entreated of them, and will heal them.

In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians* will worship together.

In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;

For that the LORD of hosts hath blessed him, saying: ‘Blessed be Egypt My people andAssyria the work of My hands, and Israel Mine inheritance.” ( Isaiah, Chapter 19)

In that day shall Israel be the third – That is, the three shall be united as one people. Instead of being rival, hostile, and contending kingdoms, they shall be united and friendly; and instead of having different and jarring religions, they shall all worship the same God. The prophecy rather refers to the spread of the true religion, and the worship of the true God, than to a political or civil alliance. Now if they are to worship the same God, which God will that be? (as Christians, few Jews and Muslims differ on this) Let us study these cases:

CASE STUDY: “They shall worship together”

Case 1: If Jews are going to rule as per Judaism

  • They will reject Jesus, peace be upon him
  • They will reject respected Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

Case 2: If Christians are going to rule as per Christianity

  • They will reject respected Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him
  • They will accept all those Prophets mentioned in the Old Testament (Book of Jews)

Case 3: If Muslims are going to rule as per Islam

  • They accept Jesus peace be upon him as “Christ”, the virgin birth and the miracles performed by him
  • They accept Moses peace be upon him and all the prophets named in the Old Testament

In the words of Leopold Weiss: “IT BELONGS TO ALL WHO MENTALLY APPROACH IT WITH A HUMILITY BORN OF FAITH IN THE ONE GOD, AND PARTICULARLY TO THOSE WHO IN THE WORDS OF THE QUR’AN: “BELIEVE IN ALL HIS MESSENGERS MAKING NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN ANY OF THEM”.

Thus it is they who will inherit the Earth and achieve felicitation and success in this world and the hereafter, as quoted by Shaykh Ahmed Deedat raheemullah.

We can only worship together as “Muslims”.

This article is slightly abridged 

Nadeem Uz Zaman is an Islamic artist and writer who is currently working on  ‘on being a Muslim’ website project. He can be contacted as lmd.e.library@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/LMDpage is where he is mostly seen.

13 responses to “Islam shall unite ye all

  1. GOD LOVES ALL AS ONE AS ALL CREATED BY GOD FOR PURPOSE AS SUCH WE SHOULD NOT TALK ABOUT RELIGIONS.
    WE SHOULD PRAY FOR ENLIGHTENMENT FROM GOD SO THAT ALL LIVE AS ONE RACE IN PEACE AND HARMONY WITH FULL OF DIVINE LOVE AS LOVE HAS NO COLOR, RACE, CREED, LANGAUGE, BARRIERS.
    HATE NON LOVE ALL THAN ONLY HUMAN RACE CAN LIVE WITH FULL OF DIVINE LOVE.

    RAM

  2. ALL HOLY BOOKS SAY SAME AS REGARDS TO LOVE AND NEIGBOUR.
    YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF. THERE IS NO OTHER COMMNDMENT GREATER THAN THIS. GOSPEL OF MARK 12:28-34
    IT MAY BE THAT GOD WILL ORDAIN LOVE BETWEEN YOU AND THOSE WHOM YOU HOLD AS ENEMIES. FOR GOD HAS PASS OVER ALL THINGS; AND GOD IS OFT-FORGIVING AND MERCIFUL. ISLAM QUR’AN 60.7
    TAKE NO REVENGE AND CHERISH NO GRUDGE AGAINST YOUR OWN PEOPLE. YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF. JUDAISM-LEVITIUS 19;18
    WHATEVER IS DISAGREEIBLE TO YOURSELF DO NOT DO ONTO OTHERS. ZOROOASTRIASIM STRAYAST-NA-SHAPAST 13;29
    ONE SHOULD TREAT ALL BEINGS AS HE HIMSELF WOULD BE TREATED. AGAMAS SUTRAKRITANGA 1.10;13
    REGARD YOUR NEIGHBOUR’S GAIN AS YOUR OWN GAIN AND YOUR LOSS AS YOUR OWN LOSS. TAOSIM
    DO NOT DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE YOURSELF. THEN THERE WILL BE NO RESENTMENT AGAINST YOU, EITHER IN THE FAMILY WIN THE STATE. CONFUCIANISM-ANALEKTS 12.2
    TREAT OTHERS AS THOU WOULDST BE TREATED BY THYSELF. ADI GRANDH SIKHISM
    HATERED NEVER CEASE THROUGH HATERED IN THIS WORLD; THROUGH LOVE ALONE THEY CEASE. THIS IS ETERNAL LAW. BUDDHISM DHARMMAPADA 3-5
    THIS IS THE SUM OF DUTY; DO NAUGHT ON TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THEM ONTO YOU.
    MAHABHARATA
    LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. VEDA

  3. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE AS WE ARE WONDERFUL WONDEROUS OF DIVINE CREATION AS THE CREATOR CREATED ALL THE DIVINE DEVOTIONAL SPIRITUAL VALUES, KNOWELDGE AND VIRTUES TO KNOW THE CREATOR TO THE ZENITH AS WELL AS SHARE HIS CREATIVE CREATION WITH ALL AS ALL ARE ONE WITH ONENESS OF ONE ALMIGHTY WITH ALL AS ONE RACE AND LIVE WITH FULL DIVINE PEACE AND HARMONY.

  4. WHEN WE BECOME WITH ONENESS OF ONE CREATOR THERE WILL BE NO IDENTIFICATION BETWEEN ONE ANOTHER AS WE ARE EMANATED FROM ONE CREATOR AND THERE IS NO SECOND AS SUCH THE CREATOR BLESSED US WITH HIS SPIRITUAL POWERS TO LIVE AS ONE RACE WITH FULL OF HIS DIVINE LOVE IN HARMONY IN PEACE WITH FULL OF HUMALITY AND HUMANITY.

  5. LOVE ALL AND HATE NONE AS THAT IS THE BEST WAY OF LIFE THAT ATTRACT ALL AS LOVERS OF SPIRITUALISM AS SUCH MAN KIND CAN LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY AS ONE RACE WITH ONENESS OF ONE CREATOR WITH FULL OF CREATOR’S BLESSED LOVE.

  6. ALL ARE CREATOR’S CREATION FOR MAN KIND TO LIVE IN EQUALITY AND EQUANIMITY AS BELOVED BROTHERS AND WE SHOULD PRAY TO THE CREATOR FOR HIS BLESSINGS FOR SPIRITUAL POWERS SO THAT OUR HEARTS ARE FILLED WITH HAPPINESS.

  7. WHY SHOULD WE ARGUE ABOUT THE CRAETION OF THE CREATOR! HE CREATED ALL SOULS EQUALLY IN EVERY ASPECT AND WE SHOULD LIVE WITH ONENESS OF ONE OF HIS DIVINE LOVE IN HARMONY AND PEACE WITH HUMALITY AND HUMANITY. THER IS NONE SUPERIOR NOR INFIRIOR AS THE CREATOR ALL AS HIS DIVINE SOULS EQUALLY AND WE SHOULD PRAY AND MEDITATE EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIVES FOR HIS ENLIGHTENMENT SO THAT WE SHOULD ENLIGHTENED OUR SOULS WITH HIS DIVINE LIGHT GLOWING BRIGHTLY IN OUR HEARTS..

  8. LOVE IS THE UNITY OF HUMAN RACE TO LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY AS ONE RACE AS LOVE IS THE ONENESS OF ONE SUPREME ALMIGHTY CREATOR AS SUCH WE SHOULD NOT HATE ANY OF HIS CREATION AS ALL CREATIONS ARE CREATED FOR THE PURPOSE. WHEN WE HATE ANY WE ARE HATING THE DIVINE CREATION OF THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR. LOVE IS THE UNITY AND HATRED IS THE SEPERATION AS SUCH WE LOVE ALL AS OUR OWN.

  9. WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE WITHIN MANKIND HOW COULD WE SAY WE ARE ALL WITH THE ONENESS OF ONE ALMIGHTY WHEN WE ARE NOT RESPECTING THE DIVINE CREATION OF ALMIGHTY WHEN MAN KIND KILLING ONE ANOTHER IN THE NAME OF RELIGIONS AS ALL RELIGIONS ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE CREATOR AS ALL RELIGIONS ARE WAY OF LIFE TOWARDS THE DIVINE PATH OF ETERNAL BLISS IN SEARCH OF DIVINE LIGHT TO BE ENLIGHTENED SOULS AS SUCH DIVINE SOULS SHARE THE DIVINE LOVE OF THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR AND LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY AND LOVING DIVINE RACE OF THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR.

  10. WHEN WE LOVE ALL AS OUR OWN WE ARE DIVINE SOULS BLESSED WITH SPIRITUAL ENERGY AND POWERS TO RECEIVE THE DIVINE LIGHT AS DIVINE ENLIGHTENED SOULS AS WE SEE ALL AS OUR OWN AS WE ARE EMANATED FROM ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY CREATOR AS HIS PRESENCE IN US ONLY ONE.

  11. THE SIMPLE TRUTH IN LIFE IS TO LIVE SIMPLE LIFE AND LOVE ALL EQUALLY AS ARE OWN FLESH AND BLOOD AS ALL HAVE ONLY ONE AIM IN LIFE TO REACH AND RECEIVE THE DIVINE SPIRITUAL LIGHT,ENERGY AND POWERS TO SHARE WITH ALL AS ALL ARE BELONG TO ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY CREATOR WHO PREVAILS IN ALL SOULS AS ONE.

  12. SPIRITUALISM IS THE TRUE WAY OF LIVE THAT UNIT MAN KIND AS ONE LOVING RACE OF ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY AND THERE IS NO SECOND AS ALL SOULS EMANATED FROM ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY AND ALMIGHTY PREVAILS IN ALL BEINGS AS ONE AS SUCH WE SHALL SIT DOWN AT ANY PLACE OF WORSHIP OR SHRINE MEDIATE WITH SIMPLE PRAYER TOWARDS THE PATH OF ETERNAL BLISS OF ETERNITY IN SEARCH OF DIVINE GUIDANCE OF FORMLESS NAMELESS ALMIGHTY FOR SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT AS ENLIGHTENED SOULS WITH NO HATRED AND LOVE OURSELVES AS BROTHERS OF ONE FLESH AND BLOOD WITH NO BLOOD SHED AND LOVE OURSELVES AS ONE MIGHTY RACE OF ALMIGHTY.

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