Ihsaan - The Spiritual Essence Of Islam
Allah , Most High, says in the Holy Qur'aan in the 16th Sura, al-Nahl (The Bee), in verse 89:
And We have sent down to thee a Book explaining all things, a Guide, a Mercy, and Glad Tidings to Muslims.
Introduction and Greeting
Sura, al-Nahl, Sura 16 entitled, 'The Bee' and Allah , Most High, declares, 'And we sent down the book, the Qur'aan, which came down after the Torah, after the Gospel, on thee, O Muhammad ( s.a.w ), that this Qur'aan might explain all things; that this Qur'aan therefore might explain the Last Age, and that with this Qur'aan we may be able to understand the Signs Of Allah , Most High, big as billboards; which will appear in the Last Age. In this Qur'aan there is guidance, how to live at all times, but in particular, in the Last Age. That explanation and guidance constitute rahmah (mercy) from your Lord. For those who have the good sense and wisdom to accept it, embrace it and apply it- bushra la hum (good news, glad tidings) for such people. They will understand what others cannot. They will succeed when others will not.
Brother Chairman, brothers and sisters in Islam; and friends I greet you with as-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu. We thank Allah , Most High, who has brought us together again in my first public lecture after 1998, three years ago. We pray to Allah, Most Kind, for His guidance, for His blessings, for His protection, as we embark upon an effort to address the subject of al-Ihsaan, the spiritual essence of Islam. Before we tell this story, and it is a story, which Insha Allah you will enjoy, we must make some preliminary observations.
The companions were sitting talking amongst themselves, when he, the Messenger of Allah ( s.a.w ), came and he asked, 'What are you talking about'? They said, 'We are talking about the signs of the Last Day'. He replied, 'The last day will not come until....'- and he mentioned ten signs that you should have at the tips of your fingers:
-Dajjal, 'the false messia'h. The Christians refer to him as the anti-Christ.
-Gog and Magog -- Yajooj and Majooj.
-The Return of the Son of Mary, Isa , a.s - Jesus, will come back!
-Daabatul Ard -- More often than not when the term Ard, or 'earth', or 'land' is mentioned in the context in which this is mentioned it refers not to any land, but to the Holy Land. So, a beast or a creature coming out of the Holy Land.
-The sun would rise from the West.
-The three landslides or movements of the earth! The earth opening and swallowing what it swallows.
One in the East
One in the West
One in Arabia
-A fire will come out of Yemen and will drive mankind to their place of assembly.
Of these ten signs the one that is, far and away, the most important, is the one the Holy Qur'aan itself refers to is the return of Hazrath Isa, a.s
Allah , Most High, says in the Holy Qur'aan in the 31st Sura, Luqmaan, verse 34:
The knowledge of the Hour is with Allah , Most High,
When Jesus ( a.s ) comes back he comes back in fulfillment of a promise that Allah , Most High, made. This is the most important event that remains to occur in history. Allah, Most High, promised to send to Bani Israeel after they had been thrown out of the Holy Land, that Allah , Most High, had given to them. Allah, Most High, promised to send a Prophet, known as the Messiah, who would deliver the return of the Golden Age of Solomon (Sulaiman ( a.s )). Sulaiman ( a.s ), was the head of state of, The State of Israel. It was the ruling state in the world. He ruled the world from Jerusalem. That was the Golden Age; and the messiah will bring back the Golden Age. When Allah, Most High, sent the Messiah, they rejected him. They said he was a bastard and later boasted as to how they killed him.
Ihsaan - The Spiritual Essence Of Islam:
written by Islamic Scholar Imran N. Hosein Radi´Allah´u anhu
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