Monday, 28 May 2012
The Final Warning of Jesus (a.s.)
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 19th January 2010.
All of us are weak. We must not be deceived by our worldly gifts into believing that we are powerful. We should never feel strong because we have a healthy body, or because we have worldly riches, or because we have a kingdom. Even if we were a king, a sultan or an emperor; those are names given to us, worldly titles that mean nothing in reality. But many are deceived into believing that they have actual power. In reality, we live between two breaths. We may die after inhaling or after exhaling according to Allah's (s.w.t.) Will. Each breath could be our last. We have absolutely no power to take even one more breath when our time is up. A person held underwater or hung from a noose will die within minutes. We are weak before Allah (s.w.t.) so we must be humble before Him, admit our utter helplessness and acknowledge that only Allah (s.w.t.), the Creator, is strong. The definition of a servant is one who is weak. A servant is not powerful. The Creator of that servant is the Powerful One.
Allah (s.w.t.) Teaches His servants to call upon Him always for help, to realise their utter helplessness, to realise their complete dependence on Him and to run from Shaythan's dogs. Unfortunately, today, people feel powerful and self-sufficient. They do not run to Allah (s.w.t.) and instead of running with the dogs of Shaythan. They are friendly with these dogs, thinking them loyal, not realising how dangerous these dogs are. Every known crisis and suffering, that has befallen us is because we had fallen into Shaythan's traps. And Shaythan is so happy to see suffering. Each time a person is at a crossroad, Shaythan tells him to follow him. He then leads the ignoramus down the path of disaster. Shaythan portrays himself as our saviour.
Allah (s.w.t.) Created the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ (a.s.). Him speaking, from the day he was in the cradle is a miracle. These miraculous events have been interpreted in different ways by the Jews, Christians and Muslims. Even a normal birth is a miracle. Two cells join, and from those two cells, Allah (s.w.t.) Creates new life. A new being grows in the mother's womb to become a full-grown person, made up of trillions of cells. It is Allah (s.w.t.) Who Willed it so. It was Allah's (s.w.t.) Will to Create Jesus (a.s.) from one cell, the mother's egg, instead of two. Nothing prevents Allah (s.w.t.) from Doing what He Pleases. He is Allah (s.w.t.). He may Bring any creature into existence as He Wills.
Verily, when He Intends a thing, His Command is “Be” and it is! (Surah YaSin:82)
Allah (s.w.t.) Says ‘Be’ to that one cell, and it becomes Jesus (a.s.). No one questions Allah (s.w.t.). He is the Absolute Power. He Created Adam (a.s.) from zero cells. From Jesus' (a.s.) miraculous birth, Allah (s.w.t.) Showed the Jews, Christians and Muslims that His Will Prevails. None can stand in comparison to Him or question Him or stop Him. If it be His Will to Create a man from just one cell, it is done just as He Wills.
Despite the fact that no male had touched Maryam (a.s.), she bore from a female egg only, a male child. And this child was able to sit up in its cradle at birth, and advise his people about religion. This is another powerful message from Allah (s.w.t.) to us; that He Gives Knowledge to whom He Pleases. Jesus (a.s.) did not go to school, or attend lessons. He was Given knowledge by He Who is Most Knowledgeable so that he could speak even as an infant. Allah (s.w.t.) Sent a baby to warn mankind. Jesus (a.s.) spoke to the people of his time but his message is being heard even today. We must never think that knowledge comes just because one went to a prestigious school. It is Poured into the hearts of whom Allah (s.w.t.) Wills.
"He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity and he shall be (of the company) of the righteous." (Surah Ali ‘Imran:46)
Jesus (a.s.) spoke in his cradle but he was taken away before he reached full manhood. That is why he will return again to preach the truth to humanity until he reaches the age of 40, to fulfill and complete this ayat of the Qur'an. The ayah of the Qur'an are miraculous. So many read them but do not realise the message and secrets within them. Despite the miraculous birth and speech of Jesus (a.s.), Shaythan ignited great controversy and debates concerning it, throwing much doubt and confusion into the minds of people for almost 2,000 years now. Hence Jesus (a.s.) will return and he will preach to humanity. That is the final warning for humanity. Those who still defy will be Sent to Hell. Jesus (a.s.) will bring good tidings for the believers.