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General Knowledge From The Qur'an
   


THE STORY OF THE PROPHET YUNUS (AS)

And Isma'il, al-Yasa', Yunus and Lut. All of them We favoured over all beings. And some of their forebears, descendants and brothers; We chose them and guided them to a straight path. (Surat al-An'am, 86-87)

Yunus too was one of the Messengers. (Surat as-Saffat, 139)

We sent him to a hundred thousand or even more. (Surat as-Saffat, 147)

 

The Departure of the Prophet Yunus (as) from His People

And the Man in the Whale (Yunus) when he left in anger and thought We would not punish him... (Surat al-Anbiya', 87)

When he ran away to the fully laden ship and cast lots and lost. Then the fish devoured him and he was to blame. (Surat as-Saffat, 140-142)

 

The Prayer of the Prophet Yunus (as) inside the Fish

... He called out in the pitch darkness: 'There is no god but You! Glory be to You! Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers.' We responded to him and rescued him from his grief. That is how We rescue the believers. (Surat al-Anbiya', 87-88)

Had it not been that he was a man who glorified Allah, he would have remained inside its belly until the Day they are raised again. So We cast him up onto the beach and he was sick; and We caused a gourd tree to grow over him. (Surat as-Saffat, 143-146)

 

The People of the Prophet Yunus (as)

How is it that there has never been a city that believed, whose faith then brought it benefit, except the people of Yunus? When they believed We removed from them the punishment of disgrace in the life of this world and We let them have enjoyment for a time. (Surah Yunus, 98)

They believed and so We gave them enjoyment for a time. (Surat as-Saffat, 148)

 

STORIES OF THE PROPHET ZAKARIYYA (AS), MARYAM (AS),
THE PROPHET YAHYA (AS) AND THE PROPHET 'ISA (AS)

This is news from the Unseen which We reveal to you. You were not with them when they cast their reeds to see which of them would be the guardian of Maryam. You were not with them when they quarrelled. (Surah Al 'Imran: 44)

 

Maryam's (as) Family and Nobility

Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the family of Ibrahim and the family of 'Imran over all other beings -descendants one of the other. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Surah Al 'Imran: 33-34)

 

Maryam's (as) Birth

Remember when the wife of 'Imran said, 'My Lord, I have pledged to You what is in my womb, devoting it to Your service. Please accept my prayer. You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.' When she gave birth, she said, 'My Lord! I have given birth to a girl' - and Allah knew very well what she had given birth to, male and female are not the same - 'and I have named her Maryam and placed her and her children in Your safekeeping from the accursed Satan.' (Surah Al 'Imran: 35-36)

 

Maryam (as) and the Prophet Zakariyya (as)

Her Lord accepted her with approval and made her grow in health and beauty. And Zakariyya became her guardian. Every time Zakariyya visited her in the Upper Room, he found food with her. He said, 'Maryam, how did you come by this?' She said, 'It is from Allah. Allah provides for whoever He wills without any reckoning.' (Surah Al 'Imran: 37)

And when the angels said, 'Maryam, Allah has chosen you and purified you. He has chosen you over all other women. Maryam, obey your Lord and prostrate and bow with those who bow.' (Surah Al 'Imran: 42-43)

 

The Prophet Yahya's (as) Birth

Then and there Zakariyya called on his Lord and said, 'O Lord, grant me by Your favour an upright child. You are the Hearer of Prayer.' (Surah Al 'Imran: 38)

When he called on his Lord in secret and said, 'My Lord, my bones have lost their strength and my head is crowned with white, but in calling on You, My Lord, I have never been disappointed. I fear my relatives when I am gone and my wife is barren, so give me an heir from You to be my inheritor and the inheritor of the family of Ya'qub, and make him, my Lord, pleasing to You.' (Surah Maryam, 3-6)

 

Good News of Yahya is Given to the Prophet Zakariyya (as)

The angels called out to him while he was standing in prayer in the Upper Room: 'Allah gives you the good news of Yahya, who will come to confirm a Word from Allah, and will be a leader and a celibate, a Prophet and one of the righteous.' (Surah Al 'Imran, 39)

'Zakariyya! We give you the good news of a boy named Yahya, a name we have given to no one else before.' He said, 'My Lord! How can I have a boy when my wife is barren and I have reached advanced old age?' He said, 'It will be so! Your Lord says, "That is easy for me to do. I created you before, when you were not anything."' He said, 'My Lord, give me a Sign.' He said, 'Your Sign is not to speak to people for three nights despite the fact that you are perfectly able to.' He came out to his people from the Upper Room and gestured to them to glorify Allah in the morning and the evening. 'Yahya, take hold of the Book with vigour.' We gave him judgement while still a child, and tenderness and purity from Us - he was conscientious -and devotion to his parents - he was not insolent or disobedient. Peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day he dies, and the day he is raised up again alive. (Surah Maryam, 7-15)

He said, 'My Lord, appoint a Sign for me.' He said, 'Your Sign is that you will not speak to people for three days, except by gesture. Remember your Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and after dawn.' (Surah Al 'Imran, 41)

 

Jibril Sent to Maryam (as) and Good News
of the Prophet 'Isa's (as) Birth

Mention Maryam in the Book, how she withdrew from her people to an eastern place, and veiled herself from them. Then We sent Our Spirit to her and it took on for her the form of a handsome, well-built man. She said, 'I seek refuge from you with the All-Merciful if you guard against evil.' He said, 'I am only your Lord's messenger so that He can give you a pure boy.' (Surah Maryam, 16-19)

When the angels said, 'Maryam, your Lord gives you good news of a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah, 'Isa, son of Maryam, of high esteem in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought near. He will speak to people in the cradle, and also when fully grown, and will be one of the righteous,' (Surah Al 'Imran, 45-46)

She said, 'How can I have a boy when no man has touched me and I am not an unchaste woman?' He said, 'It will be so! Your Lord says, "That is easy for Me. It is so that We can make him a Sign for mankind and a mercy from Us." It is a matter already decreed.' So she conceived him and withdrew with him to a distant place. (Surah Maryam, 20-22)

She said, 'My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has ever touched me?' He said, 'It will be so.' Allah creates whatever He wills. When He decides on something, He just says to it, 'Be!' and it is. He will teach him the Book and Wisdom, and the Torah and the Injil, as a Messenger to the tribe of Israel, saying: 'I have brought you a Sign from your Lord. I will create the shape of a bird out of clay for you and then breathe into it and it will be a bird by Allah's permission. I will heal the blind and the leper, and bring the dead to life, by Allah's permission. I will tell you what you eat and what you store up in your homes. There is a Sign for you in that if you are believers. (Surah Al 'Imran, 47-49)

 

Maryam's (as) Withdrawal to an Eastern Place

The pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said, 'Oh if only I had died before this time and was something discarded and forgotten!' A voice called out to her from under her, 'Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you. Eat and drink and delight your eyes. If you should see anyone at all, just say, "I have made a vow of abstinence to the All-Merciful and today I will not speak to any human being."' (Surah Maryam, 23-26)

Mention Maryam in the Book, how she withdrew from her people to an eastern place. (Surah Maryam, 16)

 

Aspersions Cast on Maryam (as) When She Returned
to Her People with Prophet 'Isa (as)

She brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, 'Maryam! You have done an unthinkable thing! Sister of Harun, your father was not an evil man nor was your mother an unchaste woman!' (Surah Maryam, 27-28)

 

The Prophet 'Isa's (as) Ability to Speak in the Cradle

She pointed towards him. They said, 'How can a baby in the cradle speak?' He said, 'I am the servant of Allah, He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet. He has made me blessed wherever I am and directed me to perform prayer and give the welfare tax as long as I live, and to show devotion to my mother. He has not made me insolent or arrogant. Peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die and the day I am raised up again alive.' That is 'Isa, son of Maryam, the word of truth about which they are in doubt. (Surah Maryam, 29-34)

 

The Prophecy of the Prophet 'Isa (as)

And We sent 'Isa son of Maryam following in their footsteps, confirming the Torah that came before him. We gave him the Injil containing guidance and light, confirming the Torah that came before it, and as guidance and admonition for those who guard against evil. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 46)

We gave Musa the Book and sent a succession of Messengers after him. We gave 'Isa, son of Maryam, the Clear Signs and reinforced him with the Purest Spirit. Why then, whenever a Messenger came to you with something your lower selves did not desire, did you grow arrogant, and deny some of them and murder others? (Surat al-Baqara, 87)

 

The Prophet 'Isa's (as) Call to Religion

And when 'Isa came with the Clear Signs, he said, 'I have come to you with Wisdom and to clarify for you some of the things about which you have differed. Therefore have fear of Allah and obey me. Allah is my Lord and your Lord so worship Him. This is a straight path.' (Surat az-Zukhruf, 63-64)

And when 'Isa son of Maryam said, 'Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Torah which came before me and giving you the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is Ahmad.'When he brought them the Clear Signs, they said, 'This is downright magic.' (Surat as-Saff, 6)

 

The Prophet 'Isa's (as) Miracles

He will teach him the Book and Wisdom, and the Torah and the Gospel, as a Messenger to the tribe of Israel, saying: 'I have brought you a Sign from your Lord. I will create the shape of a bird out of clay for you and then breathe into it and it will be a bird by Allah's permission. I will heal the blind and the leper, and bring the dead to life, by Allah's permission. I will tell you what you eat and what you store up in your homes. There is a Sign for you in that if you are believers. I come confirming the Torah I find already there, and to make lawful for you some of what was previously forbidden to you. I have brought you a Sign from your Lord. So have fear of Allah and obey me. Allah is my Lord and your Lord so worship Him. That is a straight path.' (Surah Al 'Imran, 48-51)

And when 'Isa son of Maryam said, 'Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Torah which came before me and giving you the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is Ahmad.'When he brought them the Clear Signs, they said, 'This is downright magic.' (Surat as-Saff, 6)

 

The Disciples and the Prophet 'Isa (as)

When 'Isa sensed disbelief on their part, he said, 'Who will be my helpers to Allah?' The disciples said, 'We are Allah's helpers. We believe in Allah. Bear witness that we are Muslims. Our Lord, we believe in what You have sent down and have followed the Messenger, so write us down among the witnesses.' (Surah Al 'Imran, 52-53)

And when I inspired the Disciples to believe in Me and in My Messenger, they said, "We believe. Bear witness that we are Muslims."' And when the Disciples said, ''Isa son of Maryam! Can your Lord send down a table to us out of heaven?' He said, 'Have fear of Allah if you are believers!' They said, 'We want to eat from it and for our hearts to be at peace and to know that you have told us the truth and to be among those who witness it.' 'Isa son of Maryam said, 'Allah, our Lord, send down a table to us out of heaven to be a feast for us, for the first and last of us, and as a Sign from You. Provide for us! You are the Best of Providers!' Allah said, 'I will send it down to you but if anyone among you is disbeliever after that, I will punish him with a punishment the like of which I will not inflict on anyone else in all the worlds!' (Surat al-Ma'ida, 111-115)

 

Conjecture of the Tribe of Israel That
They Killed the Prophet 'Isa (as)

They plotted and Allah plotted. But Allah is the best of plotters. When Allah said, ''Isa, I will take you back and raise you up to Me and purify you of those who are disbelievers. And I will place the people who follow you above those who are disbelievers until the Day of Rising. Then you will all return to Me, and I will judge between you regarding the things about which you differed. (Surah Al 'Imran, 54-55)

and their saying, 'We killed the Messiah, 'Isa son of Maryam, Messenger of Allah.' They did not kill him and they did not crucify him but it was made to seem so to them. Those who argue about him are in doubt about it. They have no real knowledge of it, just conjecture. But they certainly did not kill him. Allah raised him up to Himself. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat an-Nisa', 157-158)

 

Perverted Beliefs Introduced After the Prophet 'Isa (as)

The Jews say, ''Uzayr is the son of Allah,' and the Christians say, 'The Messiah is the son of Allah.' That is what they say with their mouths, copying the words of those who were disbelievers before. May Allah destroy them! How perverted they are! (Surat at-Tawba, 30)

People of the Book! Do not go to excess in your religion. Say nothing but the truth about Allah. The Messiah, 'Isa son of Maryam, was only the Messenger of Allah and His Word, which He cast into Maryam, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His Messengers. Do not say, 'Three.' It is better that you stop. Allah is only One God. He is too Glorious to have a son! Everything in the heavens and in the earth belongs to Him. Allah suffices as a Guardian. The Messiah would never disdain to be a servant to Allah nor would the angels near to Him. If any do disdain to worship Him, and grow arrogant, He will in any case gather them all to Him. (Surat an-Nisa', 171-172)

The Messiah, the son of Maryam, was only a Messenger, before whom other Messengers came and went. His mother was a woman of truth. Both of them ate food. See how We make the Signs clear to them! Then see how they are perverted! (Surat al-Ma'ida, 75)

They have taken their rabbis and monks as lords besides Allah, and also the Messiah, son of Maryam. Yet they were commanded to worship only one God. There is no god but Him! Glory be to Him above anything they associate with Him! (Surat at-Tawba, 31)

Those who say that the Messiah, son of Maryam, is Allah are disbelievers. The Messiah said, 'Tribe of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. If anyone associates anything with Allah, Allah has forbidden him the Garden and his refuge will be the Fire.' The wrongdoers will have no helpers. Those who say that Allah is the third of three are disbelievers. There is no god but One God. If they do not stop saying what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those among them who are disbelievers. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 72-73)

Then We sent Our Messengers following in their footsteps and sent 'Isa son of Maryam after them, giving him the Injil.We put compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him.They invented monasticism - We did not prescribe it for them - purely out of desire to gain the pleasure of Allah, but even so they did not observe it as it should have been observed. To those of them who believed We gave their reward but many of them are deviators. (Surat al-Hadid, 27)

When an example is made of the son of Maryam your people laugh uproariously. They retort, 'Who is better then, our gods or him?' They only say this to you for argument's sake. They are indeed a disputatious people. He is only a servant on whom We bestowed Our blessing and whom We made an example for the tribe of Israel. (Surat az-Zukhruf, 57-59)

 

THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAAS)

The Revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad (saas)
and His Ruling with the Qur'an

We have given you the Seven Oft-repeated and the Magnificent Qur'an. (Surat al-Hijr, 87)

We have only ever sent before you men who were given Revelation - ask the People of the Reminder if you do not know - who brought Clear Signs and Revealed Books. And We have sent down the Reminder to you so that you can make clear to mankind what has been sent down to them so that hopefully they will reflect. (Surat an-Nahl, 43-44)

And We have sent down the Book to you with truth, confirming and conserving the previous Books. So judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires deviating from the Truth that has come to you. We have appointed a law and a practice for every one of you. Had Allah willed, He would have made you a single community, but He wanted to test you regarding what has come to you. So compete with each other in doing good. Every one of you will return to Allah and He will inform you regarding the things about which you differed. Judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires. And beware of them lest they lure you away from some of what Allah has sent down to you. If they turn their backs, then know that Allah wants to afflict them with some of their wrong actions. Many of mankind are deviators. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 48-49)

But as for those who believe and do right actions and believe in what has been sent down to Muhammad -and it is the truth from their Lord -He will erase their bad actions from them and better their condition. (Surah Muhammad, 2)

Your companion is not misguided or misled; nor does he speak from whim. It is nothing but Revelation revealed, taught him by one immensely strong. (Surat an-Najm, 2-5)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is the Messenger
of Allah and the Last of the Prophets

Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but the Messenger of Allah and the Final Seal of the Prophets. Allah has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Ahzab, 40)

Any good thing that happens to you comes from Allah. Any bad thing that happens to you comes from yourself. We have sent you to mankind as a Messenger. Allah suffices as a Witness. (Surat an-Nisa', 79)

By the Wise Qur'an. Truly you are one of the Messengers. (Surah Ya Sin, 2-3)

Say: 'Mankind! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and earth belongs. There is no god but Him. He gives life and causes to die.' So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him so that hopefully you will be guided.' (Surat al-A'raf, 158)

In the same way We have sent you among a nation before which other nations passed away, to recite to them what We have revealed to you. Yet they still reject the All-Merciful. Say: 'He is my Lord; there is no god but Him. I put my trust in Him and I turn to Him.' (Surat ar-Ra'd, 30)

Those are Allah's Signs which We recite to you with truth. You are indeed one of the Messengers. (Surat al-Baqara, 252)

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are fierce to the disbelievers, merciful to one another. You see them bowing and prostrating, seeking Allah's good favour and His pleasure. Their mark is on their faces, the traces of prostration. That is their likeness in the Torah. And their likeness in the Injil is that of a seed which puts up a shoot and makes it strong so that it thickens and grows up straight upon its stalk, filling the sowers with delight - so that by them He may infuriate the disbelievers. Allah has promised those of them who believe and do right actions forgiveness and an immense reward. (Surat al-Fath, 29)

O Messenger! Transmit what has been sent down to you from your Lord. If you do not do it you will not have transmitted His Message. Allah will protect you from people. Allah does not guide the people of the disbelievers. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 67)

Muhammad is only a Messenger and he has been preceded by other Messengers. If he were to die or be killed, would you turn on your heels? Those who turn on their heels do not harm Allah in any way. Allah will recompense the thankful. (Surah Al 'Imran, 144)

I swear both by what you see and what you do not see, that this is the word of a noble Messenger. It is not the word of a poet -how little faith you have! Nor the word of a fortune-teller -how little heed you pay! It is a revelation from the Lord of all the worlds. (Surat al-Haqqa, 38-43)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is a Human Being

Say: 'I am only a human being like yourselves. It is revealed to me that your god is One God. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord act rightly and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.' (Surat al-Kahf, 110)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is on a Straight Path

Truly you are one of the Messengers on a Straight Path. (Surah Ya Sin, 3-4)

Accordingly We have revealed to you a Spirit by Our command. You had no idea of what the Book was, nor faith. Nonetheless We have made it a Light by which We guide those of Our servants We will. Truly you are guiding to a Straight Path. (Surat ash-Shura, 52)

So hold fast to what has been revealed to you. You are on a straight path. (Surat az-Zukhruf, 43)

Truly We have granted you a clear victory, so that Allah may forgive you your earlier errors and any later ones and complete His blessing upon you, and guide you on a Straight Path. (Surat al-Fath, 1-2)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is Under the Protection of Allah

By the morning brightness and the night when it is still, your Lord has not abandoned you nor does He hate you. The Last will be better for you than the First. Your Lord will soon give to you and you will be satisfied. Did He not find you orphaned and shelter you? Did He not find you wandering and guide you? Did He not find you impoverished and enrich you? (Surat ad-Duha, 1-8)

 

Allah Enriches the Prophet Muhammad (saas)

Did He not find you impoverished and enrich you? (Surat ad-Duha, 8)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is Preferable
to Believers Over Their Own Selves

It was not for people of Madina, and the desert arabs around them, to remain behind the Messenger of Allah nor to prefer themselves to him. That is because no thirst or weariness or hunger will afflict them in the Way of Allah, nor will they take a single step to infuriate the disbelievers, nor secure any gain from the enemy, without a right action being written down for them because of it. Allah does not let the wage of the good-doers go to waste. (Surat at-Tawba, 120)

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. But blood-relations have closer ties to one another in the Book of Allah than the believers and emigrants. All the same you should act correctly by your friends; that is inscribed in the Book. (Surat al-Ahzab, 6)

 

He is a Witness, a Bearer of Good News and a Warner

O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a bringer of good news and a warner. (Surat al-Ahzab, 45)

Give the good news to those who believe and do right actions that they will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them. When they are given fruit there as provision, they will say, 'This is what we were given before.' And it is given to them in resemblance. They will have there spouses of perfect purity and will remain there timelessly, for ever. (Surat al-Baqara, 25)

In this way We have made you a middlemost community, so that you may act as witnesses against mankind and the Messenger as a witness against you. We only appointed the direction you used to face in order to know those who follow the Messenger from those who turn round on their heels. Though in truth it is a very hard thing - except for those Allah has guided. Allah would never let your faith go to waste. Allah is All-Gentle, Most Merciful to mankind. (Surat al-Baqara, 143)

 

The Good News of the Prophet Muhammad (saas)
Given in the Torah and the Gospels

And when 'Isa son of Maryam said, 'Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Torah which came before me and giving you the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is Ahmad.' When he brought them the Clear Signs, they said, 'This is downright magic.' (Surat as-Saff, 6)

Those who follow the Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things unlawful for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains which were around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.' Say: 'Mankind! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and earth belongs. There is no god but Him. He gives life and causes to die.' So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him so that hopefully you will be guided.' (Surat al-A'raf, 157-158)

Those We have given the Book recognise it as they recognise their own sons. Yet a group of them knowingly conceal the truth. (Surat al-Baqara, 146)

 

He is a Mercy For Believers

A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers. (Surat at-Tawba, 128)

We have only sent you as a mercy to all the worlds. (Surat al-Anbiya', 107)

Nor were you on the side of the Mount when We called, yet it is a mercy from your Lord so that you can warn a people to whom no warner came before, so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Surat al-Qasas, 46)

Among them are some who insult the Prophet, saying he is only an ear. Say, 'An ear of good for you, believing in Allah and believing in the believers, and a mercy for those among you who believe.' As for those who insult the Messenger of Allah, they will have a painful punishment. (Surat at-Tawba, 61)

 

The Prophet Muhammad's (saas) Communication
and Reminder With the Qur'an

Say: 'I exhort you to do one thing alone: to stand before Allah in pairs and on your own and then reflect. Your companion is not possessed. He is only a warner come to you ahead of a terrible punishment.' Say: 'I have not asked you for any wage - it is all for you. My wage is the responsibility of Allah alone. He is witness of everything.' Say: 'My Lord hurls forth the Truth - the Knower of all unseen things.' Say: 'The Truth has come. Falsehood cannot originate or regenerate.' Say: 'If I am misguided, it is only to my detriment. But if I am guided, it is by what my Lord reveals to me. He is All-Hearing, Close-at-hand.' (Surah Saba', 46-50)

Your companion is not misguided or misled; nor does he speak from whim. It is nothing but Revelation revealed, taught him by one immensely strong. (Surat an-Najm, 2-5)

 

Aspersions Cast Upon the Prophet Muhammad (saas)

They say, 'You, to whom the Reminder has been sent down, are clearly mad. Why do you not bring angels to us if you are telling the truth?' The angels only descend with the truth and then they would be granted no reprieve. It is We Who have sent down the Reminder and We Who will preserve it. (Surat al-Hijr, 6-9)

Or is it that they do not recognise their Messenger and therefore do not acknowledge him? Or do they say, 'He is a man possessed,' when he has brought the truth to them? But most of them hate the truth. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 69-70)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is Driven out from Mecca

If you do not help him, Allah did help him when the disbelievers drove him out and there were two of them in the Cave. He said to his companion, 'Do not be despondent, Allah is with us.' Then Allah sent down His serenity upon him and reinforced him with troops you could not see. He made the word of the disbelievers undermost. It is the word of Allah which is uppermost. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 40)

 

The Prophet Muhammad's (saas) Spur to Believers
and Allah's Help for Them

O Prophet! Allah is enough for you, and for the believers who follow you. O Prophet! Spur on the believers to fight. If there are twenty of you who are steadfast, they will overcome two hundred; and if there are a hundred of you, they will overcome a thousand of those who are disbelievers, because they are people who do not understand. (Surat al-Anfal, 64-65)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) and His Wars

O Prophet, strive against the disbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh with them. Their shelter will be Hell. What an evil destination! (Surat at-Tawba, 73)

Know that whatever thing you gain a fifth of it belongs to Allah, and to the Messenger, and to close relatives, orphans, the very poor and travellers, if you believe in Allah and in what We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Discrimination, the day the two groups met - Allah has power over all things -when you were on the nearer slope, and they were on the further slope and the caravan was lower down than you. If you had made an appointment with them you would have broken the appointment. However, it happened so that Allah could settle a matter whose result was preordained: so that those who died would die with clear proof, and those who lived would live with clear proof. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. Remember when Allah showed them to you in your dream as only a few. If He had shown you them as many, you would have lost heart and quarrelled about the matter; but Allah saved you. He knows what your hearts contain. Remember when Allah made you see them as few when you met them, and also made you seem few in their eyes. This was so that Allah could settle a matter whose result was preordained. All matters return to Allah. (Surat al-Anfal, 41-44)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) and the Jews

O Messenger! Do not be grieved by those who rush headlong into disbelief among those who say 'We believe' with their tongues when their hearts contain no faith. And among the Jews are those who listen to lies, listening to other people who have not come to you, distorting words from their proper meanings, saying, 'If you are given this, then take it. If you are not given it, then beware!' If Allah desires misguidance for someone, you cannot help him against Allah in any way. Those are the people whose hearts Allah does not want to purify. They will have disgrace in this world and in the hereafter they will have a terrible punishment. They are people who listen to lies and consume ill-gotten gains. If they come to you, you can either judge between them or turn away from them. If you turn away from them, they cannot harm you in any way. But if you do judge, judge between them justly. Allah loves the just. How can they make you their judge when they have the Torah with them which contains the judgement of Allah? Then even after that they turn their backs! Such people are certainly not believers. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 41-43)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) and the People
of the Book

A group of the People of the Book would love to misguide you. They only misguide themselves but they are not aware of it. People of the Book! Why do you reject Allah's Signs when you yourselves are there as witnesses? People of the Book! Why do you mix truth with falsehood and knowingly conceal the truth? A group of the People of the Book say, 'At the beginning of the day, you should claim to believe in what was sent down to those who believe, and then at the end of the day, you should reject it, so that hopefully they will revert. Do not trust anyone except for those who follow your religion.' Say, 'Allah's guidance is true guidance. But you think it is impossible for anyone to be given the same as you were given, or to argue with you before your Lord.' Say, 'All favour is in Allah's Hand and He gives it to whoever He wills. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. He picks out for His mercy whoever He wills. Allah's favour is indeed immense.' (Surah Al 'Imran, 69-74)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) and Jinns

When the servant of Allah stands calling on Him, they almost swarm all over him. Say: 'I call only upon my Lord and do not associate anyone else with Him.' Say: 'I possess no power to do you harm or to guide you right.' Say: 'No one can protect me from Allah and I will never find any refuge apart from Him -only in transmitting from Allah and His Messages. As for him who disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he will have the Fire of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, for ever and ever.' So that when they see what they were promised, they will know who has less support and smaller numbers. Say: 'I do not know whether what you are promised is close or whether my Lord will appoint a longer time before it.' (Surat al-Jinn, 19-25)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) and His Wives

O Prophet, tell your wives: 'If you desire the life of this world and its finery, come and I will give you all you need and release you with kindness. But if you desire Allah and His Messenger and the abode of the hereafter, Allah has prepared an immense reward for those among you who are good-doers.' Wives of the Prophet! If any of you commits an obvious act of indecency she will receive double the punishment. That is an easy matter for Allah. But those of you who are obedient to Allah and His Messenger and act rightly will be given their reward twice over; and We have prepared generous provision for them. Wives of the Prophet, you are not like other women! If you guard against evil and do not be too soft-spoken in your speech lest someone with sickness in his heart becomes desirous. Speak correct and courteous words. Remain in your houses and do not display your beauty as it was previously displayed in the Time of Ignorance. Perform prayer and pay the welfare tax and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah desires to remove all impurity from you, People of the House, and to purify you completely. And remember the Signs of Allah and the wise words which are recited in your rooms. Allah is All-Pervading, All-Aware. (Surat al-Ahzab, 28-34)

The Prophet confided a certain matter to one of his wives, then when she divulged it Allah disclosed that to him, and he communicated part of it and withheld part of it. When he told her of it, she said, 'Who told you of this?' He said, 'The All-Knowing and All-Aware informed me of it.' If the two of you would only turn to Allah, for your hearts clearly deviated... But if you support one another against him, Allah is his Protector and so are Jibril and every right-acting man of the believers and, furthermore, the angels too will come to his support. (Surat at-Tahrim, 3-4)

 

The Prophet Muhammad (saas) and Zayd

When you said to him whom Allah has blessed and you yourself have greatly favoured, 'Keep your wife to yourself and have fear of Allah,' while concealing something in yourself which Allah wished to bring to light, you were fearing people when Allah has more right to your fear. Then when Zayd divorced her We married her to you so that there should be no restriction for the believers regarding the wives of their adopted sons when they have divorced them. Allah's command is always carried out. There is no restriction on the Prophet regarding anything Allah allots to him. This was Allah's pattern with those who passed away before - and Allah's command is a pre-ordained decree. (Surat al-Ahzab, 37-38)

 

Revelation of the News of the Unseen to
the Prophet Muhammad (saas)

This is news of the Unseen which We reveal to you. You were not with them when they decided what to do and devised their scheme. (Surah Yusuf, 102)

 

Information about the Kibla Given to
the Prophet Muhammad (saas)

We have seen you looking up into heaven, turning this way and that, so We will turn you towards a direction which will please you. Turn your face, therefore, towards the Masjid al-Haram. Wherever you all are, turn your faces towards it. Those given the Book know it is the truth from their Lord. Allah is not unaware of what they do. (Surat al-Baqara, 144)

 

STORY OF THE PROPHET ILYAS (AS)

Prophecy of the Prophet Ilyas (as)

And Zakariyya, Yahya, 'Isa and Ilyas. All of them were among the righteous. (Surat al-An'am, 85)

Ilyas was one of the Messengers. (Surat as-Saffat, 123)

He truly was one of Our servants who are believers. (Surat as-Saffat, 132)

 

Communication of the Prophet Ilyas (as)

When he said to his people, 'Will you not guard against evil? Do you call on Baal and abandon the Best of Creators? Allah is your Lord and Lord of your forefathers, the previous peoples,' they denied him and so they will be among those arraigned -except for Allah's chosen servants. We left the later people saying of him, 'Peace be upon the family of Yasin!' That is how We recompense good-doers. (Surat as-Saffat, 124-131)

 

THE PROPHET AL-YASA'(as)

And Isma'il, al-Yasa', Yunus and Lut. All of them We favoured over all beings. (Surat al-An'am, 86)

Remember Our servants Isma'il, Al-Yasa' and Dhu'l-Kifl; each of them was among the best of men. (Surah Sād, 48)

 

THE PROPHET IDRIS (as)

Mention Idris in the Book. He was a true man and a Prophet. We raised him up to a high place. (Surah Maryam, 56-57)

And Isma'il and Idris and Dhu'l-Kifl - each one was among the steadfast. We admitted them into Our mercy. They were among the righteous. (Surat al-Anbiya', 85-86)

 

THE PROPHET ISHAQ (AS)

When he had separated himself from them, and what they worshipped besides Allah, We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub, making each of them a Prophet. (Surah Maryam, 49)

We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub, each of whom We guided. And before him We had guided Nuh. And among his descendants were Dawud and Sulayman, and Ayyub, Yusuf, Musa and Harun. That is how We recompense the good-doers. (Surat al-An'am, 84)

 

THE PROPHET YA'QUB (AS)

Ibrahim directed his sons to this, as did Ya'qub: 'My sons! Allah has chosen this religion for you, so do not die except as Muslims.' Or were you present when death came to Ya'qub and he said to his sons, 'What will you worship when I have gone?' They said, 'We will worship your God, the God of your forefathers, Ibrahim, Isma'il and Ishaq - one God. We are Muslims submitted to Him.' (Surat al-Baqara, 132-133)

Say, 'We believe in Allah and what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to Ibrahim and Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes, and what Musa and 'Isa were given, and what all the Prophets were given by their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them. We are Muslims submitted to Him.' (Surat al-Baqara, 136)

Or do they say that Ibrahim and Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? Say, 'Do you know better or does Allah?' Who could do greater wrong than someone who hides the evidence he has been given by Allah? Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Surat al-Baqara, 140)

 

THE STORY OF THE PROPHET AYYUB (AS)

Remember Our servant Ayyub when he called on his Lord: 'Satan has afflicted me with exhaustion and suffering.' (Surah Sād, 41)

And Ayyub when he called out to his Lord, 'Great harm has afflicted me and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful,' We responded to him and removed from him the harm which was afflicting him and restored his family to him, and the same again with them, as a mercy direct from Us and a Reminder to all worshippers. (Surat al-Anbiya', 83-84)

'Stamp your foot! Here is a cool bath and water to drink.' We gave him back his family and the same again with them as a mercy from Us and a reminder for people of intellect. 'Take a bundle of rushes in your hand and strike with that but do not break your oath.' We found him steadfast. What an excellent servant! He truly turned to his Lord. (Surah Sād, 42-44)

 

THE PROPHET DHU'L-KIFL (AS)

And Isma'il and Idris and Dhu'l-Kifl - each one was among the steadfast. (Surat al-Anbiya', 85)

Remember Our servants Isma'il, Al-Yasa' and Dhu'l-Kifl; each of them was among the best of men. (Surah Sād, 48)