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29:64 "And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter - that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew."


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The Prophets Anonymous 05/19/2021 (Wed) 12:54:28 ID: 41e6ae No.216
The Prophets In this thread we shall, in sha Allah, learn about the stories of the prophets and messengers of Allah, from Adam to Muhammad - peace be upon them all. All of them were sent to their people by Allah to remind them of His Oneness and to call them to righteousness. All of them brought the same message of Islam, the way of life that God intended for humanity.
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Adam - peace be upon him The first man ever created It was the decree of Allah that He would create man as a viceregent on Earth. Allah sent the Angel of Death down upon the earth to collect from it soil from different lands. Allah molded it and shaped it into a human form, but it remained a human form for forty years until Allah breathed life into it. Allah breathed his spirit into Adam: When the spirit reached his nose, he sneezed; when it reached his eyes, he saw the fruits of paradise; when it reached his abdomen, he felt an appetite; he hurried towards the fruit before the spirit reached his legs. This shows us man's quality of haste. Allah the Almighty created Adam from clay, and taught him the names of many things, which the angels did not know. When He told the angels to prostrate themselves to him, all of them obeyed except for Iblis who thought he was better than Adam because he was made from fire and Adam was made from clay. As a result, he was banished from Paradise and became the enemy of mankind (Satan - see >>211). Adam was instructed to approach a group of angels with the greeting of Assalamu Alaikum, and they responded with Assalamu Alaika wa Rahmatullah. Since then, this has been the greeting of the Muslims. Allah let Adam and his wife Hawa live in Paradise, but told them not to come near a certain tree. The Satan whispered to them, making them think Allah only forbade them the tree because it would turn them into angels or immortal. They were deceived, ate from the tree and thus began to cover their private parts. Thus Adam and Hawa were sent out of Paradise and down to Earth. However, this had in fact been predestined by Allah all along, as He created Adam and his progeny to be viceregents on Earth. Once on Earth, Adam now had to toil and labour to survive and to protect his wife and his children. This is when the battle between good and evil begins. Hawa gave birth twenty times, and Adam and Hawa became parents to forty children. Each time she begot twins, who all looked different - some light, some dark, etc. At that time, Allah allowed the children of Adam and Hawa to marry each other, as long as they were not twins. Most notable are the first two sets of twins they had - Qabil and his sister, and Habil and his sister. Qabil and Habil grew up and came to the age of marriage, and so the solution that Allah decreed was that they would marry each other's twin sister: Qabil would marry the twin sister of Habil, and Habil would marry the twin sister of Qabil. The twin sister of Qabil was prettier than the twin sister of Habil, and so Qabil became jealous from having to take the less attractive one. Habil was the one to tend to livestock, while Qabil used to grow crops. Habil was the more righteous of the two. He used to perform good acts and be charitable and merciful. Qabil however didn't do so well. Adam noticed the good deeds of Habil and the bad deeds of Qabil. So Iblis whispered to Qabil and increased his jealousy. Qabil started believing that his father preferred his brother. When the time came that Allah commanded each of the sons of Adam to offer a sacrifice, Habil offered his best camel while Qabil offered from his worst crop. So Habil's sacrifice was accepted while that of Qabil was rejected. This only increased the jealousy of Qabil, and in the end his jealousy became so great that the nafs of Qabil caused him to kill his brother - the first murder ever committed. After Qabil killed his brother, he regretted what he did, but he did not repent. Qabil did not know what to do with the body of his brother, and he carried it throughout the land, until Allah sent him two crows, and he saw one crow burying the other. Qabil imitated the crows, and this is how the practice of burial began. After 960 years, Adam passed away. Originally, he was meant for a thousand years. But when Allah showed him his offspring, one from among them amazed him more than the others - this was Dawud (peace be upon him). When Adam asked his Lord, "O Lord! How long did you make his lifespan?" Allah replied: "Sixty." Adam asked for forty of his years to be added to the life of Dawud. When after 960 years of his life, the Angel of Death came to Adam, he asked: "Do I not have forty years remaining?" - he had forgotten that he gave forty years of his life to his son. This shows us man's quality of forgetfulness.
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Sheth - peace be upon him The beginning of adultery and music Sheth was one of the sons of Adam, a brother of Qabil and Habil. From the children of Adam, he was chosen to be a prophet and a messenger of Allah. The name Sheth means gift, because he was truly a gift from Allah. Sheth was born five years after the death of his brother Habil. Sheth resembled his father Adam greatly. Adam loved Sheth very much; he was righteous and used to remind his siblings of Allah. He used to remind them of God, of Shaytaan and of the beginning of humanity. After the death of Adam (peace be upon him), Sheth became the ruler of the children of Adam. He ruled according to the law of Allah and he was a just ruler. Sheth was among the prophets who received revelation from Allah - he was a Messenger of Allah. In this time, Qabil and his descendants grew in numbers - they became corrupted and disobedient to Allah, while still being Muslims. Qabil decided to depart from the main community of humans and he moved somewhere far away with his family. So in this time, the people of Qabil and the people of Sheth were separated and did not mix. They were prohibited to mix with each other; one side had nothing to do with the other. This was the law of Allah at that time. This is when Iblis came to the people of Qabil, in the form of a handsome man, in order to mislead them and distract them from Allah. He came among them, he was welcomed among them as one of them because they thought he was one of the people of Sheth who had come to them. Iblis was the one to introduce musical instruments for the first time: He made a little drum and a little trumpet and began playing them, and the people came to listen to these sounds they had never heard before. This is how he showed the people how to sin and how he distracted them from the religion: They became preoccupied with music and singing and dancing and partying. One thing to note is that the men of the people of Qabil were not very handsome, while their women were pretty. And the men of the people of Sheth were very handsome, but their women not very pretty. So after Iblis had been among the people of Qabil, he then came to the people of Sheth: he made them question the law that prohibited the people of Sheth from mixing with the people of Qabil. And some from among the people of Sheth went to the people of Qabil just to look at what they were doing - without intending to do anything bad - and saw them having fun, dancing and partying. Remember that the men of Sheth were very good looking and the women of Qabil were very good looking. They ended up mixing with each other; the women began beautifying themselves for the men, and this is how adultery began. It was taught to them by Shaytan. Notice how Iblis always takes the believers toward sin step by step. Sheth was still advising and leading his people until his death; then he entrusted it to his son Enos, and Enos entrusted it to his son Qinan, and Qinan entrusted it to his son Mahlabil, and Mahlabil entrusted it to his son Yard, and Yard entrusted it to his son, the Prophet Idris (peace be upon him).
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Idris - peace be upon him The inventor of writing The prophet Idris was born during the time of Adam (peace be upon him), while Adam still had 120 years left in his life. The name Idris means "one who studies/teaches", because he was a great teacher and very knowledgeable about many subjects. Idris was a very tall, good looking man who spoke clearly and he was always calm and collected. He used to be one who only spoke when it was necessary. He was born and raised in Babylon and he was the third Prophet of Allah after Adam and Sheth (peace be upon him). He was a Messenger of Allah who received revelation, and he was the first human to begin reading and writing with a pen. Prior to receiving Revelation, he ruled and advised according to the law given to Sheth. This still was the time in which the people of Qabil increased in sin and corruption, and few heeded the command of Allah prohibiting the people of Sheth from mixing with the people of Qabil, and so the corruption spread also among the people of Sheth. Only few heeded the advice and reminders of Idris, who called his people toward the religion of Adam and Sheth, toward piety, monotheism and righteousness. Prophet Idris lived in Babylon, where he delivered his message. Most turned away from his teachings, and so he took his followers and departed from the city of Babylon and moved to Egypt, where he continued his mission. The first Mujahid As the corruption among the people spread, Allah commanded his prophet Idris to call for holy war, and Idris followed the command. Jihad began with Idris: He declared Jihad against the corruption and sin which was spreading among the people of Qabil, he raised an army of cavalry and infantry, he battled against the transgressors in the name of Allah and he was victorious. The ascent It's mentioned in the Book of Allah, in Surah Maryam Verse 56 and 57: وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ إِدْرِيسَ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ صِدِّيقًا نَّبِيًّا وَرَفَعْنَاهُ مَكَانًا عَلِيًّا "And make mention in the Scripture of Idris. Lo! he was a saint, a prophet; And We raised him to high station." Only Allah knows precisely what is meant by Idris being raised to a high station. According to some of the commentators this means Idris ascended to Paradise without dying, and according to others it refers to his rising to the fourth heaven. It was revealed to Idris that for all the good deeds of his followers, he would be rewarded. As he knew that his death was approaching, Idris spoke to one of his friends among the angels, and he asked him to take him to the Angel of Death so that he may plead for his life to be prolonged. He went upon the back of this angel and they ascended through the heavens. When they reached the fourth heaven, there they met the Angel of Death; the Angel of Death asked this angel who carried Idris, "Where is Idris?" and he replied "Upon my back". The Angel of Death was astonished that he had been commanded to take the soul of Idris in the fourth heaven, and Idris passed away while he was in the fourth heaven. When our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) ascended during the blessed Miraj, he encountered Idris in the fourth heaven. After the death of Idris, corruption increased again. Many generations without prophetic guidance later, Shaytaan finally managed to influence humanity to commit their first acts of shirk.
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Nuh - peace be upon him The beginning of Shirk Nuh (peace be upon him) was the first of the blessed Ulul Azm, the five arch-prophets of Islam. After the death of Prophet Idris (peace be upon him), the Muslims were left without prophetic guidance for a long time. So they began to look at the pious companions of Idris for leadership. The Qur'an mentions the names of these pious and righteous people from the time of Idris in the chapter of Nuh (Surah 71): Wadd, Suwa, Yaghuth, Yauq and Nasr. They consulted the people, advised them and judged between them. So far, so good: But the Shaytan was plotting and planning. He came to the people in the generations after Idris, and he whispered to them: Let's make statues of these pious people so that we remember them. Perceiving no harm in it, the people did it. After a long time, after many generations had passed, Shaytan returned to the people and whispered again: Look at these statues! Your ancestors used to worship them, and they brought them goodness. Thus, humans committed their first ever act of shirk. For the first time, they began worshipping idols instead of worshipping Allah the Almighty. By the time Nuh was sent to his people, not one single Muslim had been left on the face of the Earth. Everybody on Earth was a Mushrik, except for Nuh. Nuh was sent by Allah to guide his people back toward Islam. Allah gave him evidence, eloquence in speech and clear wisdom and proof. For 950 years he called his people towards Tawheed, and he was an example of patience. Few accepted his message. When Nuh came and began his Dawah, he pointed out the signs of Allah: The day and the night, the moon and the stars, the plants and the animals, the heavens and the earth. He told them of the Supreme Creator that all of these things point to, and he told them of the deception of Shaytan. He warned them of the severe punishment that would fall upon them if they turned away. Nuh wanted to save these people and help them. But most of them were arrogant, they disbelieved and refused to take heed of Nuh's message. It was only the poor and needy among them who accepted his call. The misguidance of the wealthy The rich elites saw themselves as better than these poor believers while they were in fact much worse in the sight of Allah. Their own status and wealth deceived them. They accused Nuh of being only a man like themselves, they accused his followers of following him thoughtlessly, and they accused him of being a liar. And they came to Nuh and told him that they would not become Muslims as long as these poor people were among his community. Nuh responded to them and said; وَيَا قَوْمِ لَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مَالًا ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ وَمَا أَنَا بِطَارِدِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ۚ إِنَّهُم مُّلَاقُو رَبِّهِمْ وَلَٰكِنِّي أَرَاكُمْ قَوْمًا تَجْهَلُونَ "And O my people! I ask of you no wealth therefor. My reward is the concern only of Allah, and I am not going to thrust away those who believe - Lo! they have to meet their Lord! - but I see you a folk that are ignorant. وَيَا قَوْمِ مَن يَنصُرُنِي مِنَ اللَّهِ إِن طَرَدتُّهُمْ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ And, O my people! who would deliver me from Allah if I thrust them away? Will ye not then reflect? وَلَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ عِندِي خَزَائِنُ اللَّهِ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ وَلَا أَقُولُ إِنِّي مَلَكٌ وَلَا أَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ تَزْدَرِي أَعْيُنُكُمْ لَن يُؤْتِيَهُمُ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا ۖ اللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ ۖ إِنِّي إِذًا لَّمِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ I say not unto you: "I have the treasures of Allah" nor "I have knowledge of the Unseen," nor say I: "Lo! I am an angel!" Nor say I unto those whom your eyes scorn that Allah will not give them good - Allah knoweth best what is in their hearts - Lo! then indeed I should be of the wrong-doers." (Surat Hud 29-31) For 950 years, he delivered his Dawah. Day after day, year after year, in the day and the night, openly and secretly, he called the people toward Al Islam. But whenever he called to the people, he only made them run away further. They put their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their garments, and persisted in their arrogance. They mocked, they rejected, even threatened and became angry.
The Dua of Nuh and the Great Flood The day came that Allah revealed to Nuh that there would be no more guidance and none of his people would become believers anymore. Whoever was a disbeliever would remain a disbeliever. This is when Nuh made his famous supplication: وَقَالَ نُوحٌ رَّبِّ لَا تَذَرْ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ دَيَّارًا "And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land. إِنَّكَ إِن تَذَرْهُمْ يُضِلُّوا عِبَادَكَ وَلَا يَلِدُوا إِلَّا فَاجِرًا كَفَّارًا "If Thou shouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy slaves and will beget none save lewd ingrates." (Surat Nuh 26-27) And Allah accepted the Dua of Nuh. He revealed to him to construct the Ark. Up on a mountain, away from the sea, Nuh began to construct the Ark under the guidance of Angel Jibreel (peace be upon him). As he constructed the Ark still he was the subject of the mockery of his people, who came and derided him for building a ship far from the sea. When the ship was construced, Nuh awaited the command of Allah. Allah revealed to him the sign of the beginning of the flood: That water would begin gusing out of the oven at his house. The terrible day came that this sign came about, and Nuh boarded the Ark with those few who believed and with a pair of each animal. The wife of Nuh was not a believer, nor was one of his four sons named Yam. They were among the drowned. The command of Allah came to pass. The tremendous, terrible flood, the punishment of Allah, began. The water gushed down from the heavens and rose from the cracks in the Earth. The water level rose and rose, and the land was submerged. Nobody was safe from the flood except for those who had boarded the Ark. The Ark sailed among the waves as high as mountains. Six months passed, and after this time, Allah commanded the earth to swallow up the water and for the sky to stop pouring it down. Periodically he would send a bird to check whether dry land had appeared; at first the bird returned with nothing, then one day it returned with an olive branch, and then it returned with mud on its feet. Eventually the Ark landed upon Mount Judi. Nuh, the believers, and the animals disembarked and returned to life on Earth which has been rid of the disbelieving people. Nuh put his forehead on the ground in prostration and thanked Allah for His mercy and blessings. After disembarking from the Ark, none of the believers had children except for Nuh. This is why Nuh is referred to as the second Adam; he was an ancestor to all of the humans after him. We are all children of Nuh. When the time of death for Nuh came, on his deathbed, he instructed his sons to worship none beside Allah.
>>217 This fiction is insolent. Mankind was before Adam. Adam sinned against heaven by trying to use his misunderstood power of god against heaven. The soul of Adam is dead because of the judgement of the lord to bring death to his people in vengeance and justice. Yet there is still rebellion among the vestiges of the descendents of Adam. Satan is a not a noun.
>>230 Still, historical content is correct which I appreciate. Except the reason Adam was chosen to be the recorded canon is misunderstood, it was his failure used to make example of. The first pure example historically recorded in literature.
>>230 >fiction This is from Quran and Sunnah Are you muslim?
>>235 "First man ever created" This is difficult to interpret as absolute fact.
>>240 No it isn't.
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Hud - peace be upon him The people of 'Ad After the Great Flood, the children of Nuh (peace be upon him) spread and populated the earth. At this time the whole world was upon Tawheed. Some generations after Nuh, Shaytan was once again successful in deceiving the people and making them worship idols instead of Allah. The people of 'Ad lived in the region between Yemen and Oman, known as Hadhramaut. These people began associating partners in worship with Allah. They did not deny the existence of Allah, but they did not worship Him exclusively. were very large in stature. They were very large in stature, very powerful and they built mighty structures and invented many things. Allah blessed them with these abilities. They built great splendid palaces in the mountains; not in order to live in them, but just for fun and as adornment. Such great palaces have never been built before or since, and such a people had never been created on the Earth. So Allah sent to them a Prophet from amongst them in order to remind them to be thankful for the blessings Allah gave them and to serve none but Him alone. This was the Prophet Hud (peace be upon him). Hud was the first Arabian prophet. Prophet Hud began by calling his people back toward Tawheed. This is the first call of all the Prophets and Messengers and of all those who invite others to Islam. He called them and reminded them of how Allah had made them successors to the people of Nuh, of how Allah punished the people of Nuh. He reminded them of the favours Allah had bestowed upon them, as He made them a very strong, smart and powerful people. He advised them to thank Allah and to seek the forgiveness of Allah. He used to remind them of their return to Allah, of the resurrection and of the Day of Judgement. How did the people of Hud respond to his call? They refused to believe his warnings. The elites from among them accused him of being a fool and they accused him of lying. His people were arrogant and they resisted him. They were blinded and misled by their own power and believed they would never be overcome; they saw themselves as more powerful than Allah! "Who is more powerful than us?" they said. Yes indeed, 'Ad were the largest and most powerful nation at that time. But they forgot that there was somebody more powerful than them: The one who created them. Despite possessing all these blessings, these lofty buildings and mighty palaces and all this strength and power, they were unjust and violent and they transgressed against the poor and weak; we can say that they were bullies. Hud came to them to give them good advice, to remind them and bring them the message of truth. But the people mocked him and did not want to leave their false gods. They even accused him of being crazy. And yet Hud did not fear them because he knew that Allah was on his side. He said: إِنِّي أُشْهِدُ اللَّهَ وَاشْهَدُوا أَنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّمَّا تُشْرِكُونَ مِن دُونِهِ ۖ فَكِيدُونِي جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ لَا تُنظِرُونِ "I call Allah to witness, and do ye (too) bear witness, that I am innocent of (all) that ye ascribe as partners (to Allah) beside Him. So (try to) circumvent me, all of you, give me no respite." (Surat Hud 54-55) He told them to gather all their weapons and their armies and everything they had against him. Why? Because he had a weapon that they did not have: He trusted and was reliant upon Allah. The people challenged him and told him: If you are truthful, bring about this punishment you are warning us about. That's when Hud raised his hands to the sky and supplicated: قَالَ رَبِّ انصُرْنِي بِمَا كَذَّبُونِ "He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me." Hud called upon Allah to stand by him. And Allah responded to his Dua: قَالَ عَمَّا قَلِيلٍ لَّيُصْبِحُنَّ نَادِمِينَ "He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant." (Surah al Mu'minun 39-40)
The punishment of Allah began with a drought. For three years, Allah the Almighty withheld the rain from them. Not a drop of water fell from the sky. Their plants and their crops started dying, and they became thirsty. This nation that was reliant upon their agriculture now had no more water to cultivate their crops. They went to their gods and asked them for rain, they prayed to their stones for rain, but it was to no avail. Hud said to them, that if they want rain they needed to turn to Allah and seek forgivness. But once again they ignored him. Hud and the ones who believed his message departed and left for safety. Then one day, far away on the horizon, they saw a huge dark cloud coming toward them. They were happy when they saw it; they thought that finally, the rain would come. But it was in fact what they were asking for: The punishment of Allah. When the cloud arrived, there was no rain but instead a powerful wind started blowing. It was a freezing howling wind that grew stronger and stronger. For eight days and seven nights the storm raged and destroyed everything and all of the disbelievers perished. So today, can we see any remnants of this great powerful nation? Is anything left of their statues and palaces? Not one single trace remains of 'Ad except for what is revealed in Allah's Book about them. If it had not been revealed in the Qur'an then we would have never known that this nation existed.
>>235 It appears there is a Gnostic in our midst.
>>241 Then it is fiction formula. The first man labeled himself the name man first, therefore that makes him the first man, despite having hominid ancestors of previous origins? This is a typical literature become religion problem.
>>249 Adam عليه السلام had no ancestors.
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Saleh - peace be upon him Thamud and the Camel of God It was some generations after Allah had destroyed the nation of 'Ad. The people of Thamud lived in the valley of al-Hajr in the north of the Arabian peninsula and were quite similar to 'Ad: They were also large and strong, and they built mighty houses in the rocks. They became heedless of God and were ungrateful for the blessings He had bestowed on them. Therefore God sent to them a prophet to remind them and warn them. This was the Prophet Saleh, the second of the Arabian prophets. Saleh was a righteous man who was a leader in his community. He was chosen by Allah to become a prophet to his people, to remind his people of God, to call them to turn to Him and away from the false idols they were worshipping. He called them to righteousness and to leave their bad ways. But most of the people once again refused to listen to their prophet; only some accepted his message, and the rest turned away. One day, the people came to Saleh and told him that if you can give us a sign that you are indeed sent by Allah, then we will believe. Saleh agreed, and the people challenged him: They told him to perform a miracle before their eyes. As they gathered they pointed to a mountain and told Saleh to make a she-camel come out of it. They were making up how the she-camel should be: It should be gigantic, they said, and pregnant, and with long red wool, and this and that... They were mocking Saleh, believing what they requested to be impossible. How was their amazement when the boulder split open and this exact camel came out of it! But this is easy for Allah to do. Upon seeing this miracle that Saleh had given his people just as they had asked, some of them accepted Islam while others remained stubborn disbelievers. This she-camel, the Camel of God, was so big that where the people used to have enough to drink every day, they could now only drink one day and the camel would drink the other day. The camel could drink the entire water supply of the town every two days, and it would produce enough milk for the whole town to drink. That's how enormous it was. This camel now lived among the people of Thamud and every day that people saw it, more of them accepted Islam as they couldn't deny the great sign which was among them. However, some of the disbelievers now became angry at the camel despite them benefitting from it. They complained that it drank too much, and that it frightened the other animals. Prophet Saleh sternly warned his people not to harm the camel and not to do anything bad to it, or else Allah would bring down a terrible punishment. It was a group of men who plotted to kill the camel, led by a man named Qadar bin Salif, may Allah curse him. They shot the camel with arrows and attacked it with swords, while others looked on with approval. The camel cried out in pain and to warn its child, and the child, witnessing what was happening, cried out for its mother. After they killed the camel, they slaughtered it and fed the whole town with its meat. Prophet Saleh was saddened by what his people had done and he told them that the punishment of Allah would come over them in three days, but the people mocked his words. In fact, this group who killed the camel even plotted to kill Saleh and his family, and then act as if they didn't know! Such was their wickedness. They plotted, but God was planning, and God is the best of planners. He saved Saleh and his righteous followers, and they departed to safety. After three days, that which Saleh warned his people about came to pass. The sky filled with lightning and thunder and the earth shook violently. Then Allah sent them a single saihah (shout) which caused them to be utterly destroyed.

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