The Gnostic, Part IX

Published on August 10th, 2009 — 12:00am

So, by thy Lord, without doubt, We shall gather them together, and (also) the Evil Ones (with them); then shall We bring them forth on their knees round about Hell.[58]

Many are the Jinns and men We have made for Hell: they have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle, nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning).[59]

And the Word of thy Lord shall be fulfilled: “I will fill Hell with jinns and men all together.”[60]

But the Word from Me will come true, “I will fill Hell with Jinns and men all together.”[61]

In them will be (Maidens), chaste, restraining their glances, whom no man or Jinn before them has touched[62]

And He taught Adam the names of all things; then He placed them before the angels, and said: “Tell Me the names of these if ye are right.” They said: “Glory to Thee: of knowledge we have none, save what Thou hast taught us: in truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” He said: “O Adam! Tell them their names.” When he had told them, Allah said: “Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heavens and earth, and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?”[63]

11. Persevere with patience the trial and tribulation because God only tries us in accordance with our capability.

But give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.[64]

But if ye persevere patiently, and guard against evil, then that will be a determining factor in all affairs.[65]

On no soul do We place a burden greater than it can bear: before Us is a record which clearly shows the Truth: They will never be wronged.[66]

Allah will test us through our closed ones, wealth, health, status, misfortunes and others. Allah has commanded to the effect:

Ye shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves[67]

And know ye that your possessions and your progeny are but a trial[68]

O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! [69]

The Prophets of Allah were the hardest tested by Allah in their personal capacity as well as a Prophet. Allah has commanded to the effect:

Ah! alas for (My) servants! there comes not a Messenger to them but they mock him![70]

We shall certainly record their word and (their act) of slaying the Prophets in defiance of right[71]

Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] suffered hard time with his own uncle (Abu Lahab) and from his own tribe (Quraisy), suffered injuries at Taif and during the Battle of Uhud and even had to migrate from Mekah to Medina to escape persecution from his own tribe.[72]

Allah had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear Allah; thus may ye show your gratitude. [73]

As for the other Prophets, their trail and tribulation were told in the Quran. Allah has commanded to the effect:

O Nuh! he (Nuh’s son) is not of thy family: for his conduct is unrighteous. So ask not of Me that of which thou hast no knowledge! I give thee counsel, lest thou act like the ignorant!” [74]

Allah sets forth, for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut: they were (respectively) under two of our righteous servants, but they were false to their (husbands), and they profited nothing before Allah on their account, but were told: “Enter ye the Fire along with (others) that enter!” [75]

But We saved him (Lut) and his family, except his wife: her We destined to be of those who lagged behind. [76]

They said, “Burn him and protect your gods, if ye do (anything at all)!” We said, “O Fire! be thou cool. and (a means of) safety for Ibrahim!”[77]

And (remember) Ayyub, when he cried to his Lord, “Truly distress has seized me, But Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are Merciful.” [78]

Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame. Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah, He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection. [79]

So they did take him (Joseph) away, and they all agreed to throw him down to the bottom of the well.[80]

And (with passion) did she desire him (Joseph), and he would have desired her, but that he saw the evidence of his Lord: thus (did We order) that We might turn away from him (all) evil and shameful deeds: for he was one of Our servants, sincere and purified.[81]

Then it occurred to the men after they had seen the Signs, (that it was best) to imprison him for a time.[82]

And he (Jacob) turned away from them, and said: “How great is my grief for Yusuf!” and his eyes became white with sorrow, and he fell into silent melancholy. [83]

So We sent this inspiration to the mother of Musa: “Suckle (thy child), but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve: for We shall restore him to thee, and We shall make him one of Our Messengers.”[84]

Behold, thy Lord called Musa: “Go to the people of iniquity, “The people of Fir’aun: will they not fear Allah?” He said: “O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood: “My breast will be straitened. And my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Harun. “And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me.” Allah said: “By no means! Proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call). “So go forth, both of you, to Fir’aun, and say: ‘We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds”.[85]

That they said (in boast), “We killed Al-Masih ‘Isa the son of Maryam, the Messenger of Allah”; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. [86]

The Bibliography

[58] Maryam (19):67 (This verse confirmed that the Evil Ones too will be resurrected for Judgment Day)

[59] Al Araaf (7):179 (This verse confirmed that the Evil Ones will be in Hell)

[60] Hud (11):119

[61] As Sajdah (32):13

[62] Ar Rahman (55):56

[63] Al Baqarah (2):31-33 (God has given Mankind’s knowledge surpasses the Angels as well as the Evil

ones who were at that point of time part of the Angels’ team)

[64] Al Baqarah (2):155

[65] Ali Imran (3):186

[66] Al Mukminin (23):62

[67] Ali Imran (3):186

[68] Al Anfaal (8):28.

[69] At Taghabun (64):14.

[70] Yasin (36):30.

[71] Ali Imran (3):181.

[72] E.Dinet and Sliman Ben Ibrahim, The Life of Mohammad, The Prophet of Allah (?); Haji Dasuki Bin

Haji Ahmad, Ikhtisar Perkembangan Islam (1978); Akram Diya, Madinan Society At The Time Of  The

Prophet Vol.1-2(1991)

[73] Ali Imran (3):123.

[74] Hud (11):46.

[75] At Tahriim (66):10.

[76] An Naml (27): 57.

[77] Al Anbiya (21):68-69

[78] Al Anbiya (21):83-84

[79] As Shafaat (37):142-144.

[80] Yusuf (12):15

[81] Yusuf (12):24

[82] Yusuf (12):35

[83] Yusuf (12):84

[84] Al Qasas (28):7

[85] Asy Syuaraa (26):10

[86] An Nisa (4):157.

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