Friday, 26 December 2014
The Claim That Jesus (a.s.) is God
The following are two swuhbat by Shaykh Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the claim that Jesus is the Son of God from the 22nd December 2009 and the 02nd January 2010.
A person is important only if Allah (s.w.t.) Considers him important. If we consider ourselves important, or our peers consider us important, that is irrelevant if we are unimportant in the Sight of Allah (s.w.t.), so we should seek to please Allah (s.w.t.), not our peers. Christians claim that Jesus (a.s.) is the Son of God. Allah (s.w.t.) Hears these strange utterances from them, and He has Refuted these claims in the Qur’an. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah (s.w.t.) Showed that both Jesus (a.s.) and his mother ate and drank earthly food. In Surah Maryam, an angel spoke to Maryam (a.s.) as follows:
But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree), “Grieve not! For thy Lord hath Provided a rivulet beneath thee; and shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee. So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye …” (Surah Maryam:24-26)
And in Surah al-Ma’idah, Allah (s.w.t.) Said:
Christ, the son of Mary, was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth Make His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (Surah al-Ma’idah:75)
So it is clear that they both ate and drank. As such, they would certainly have had to use the toilet to relieve themselves. Hence, how can Jesus (a.s.) be considered part of the godhead, when they were subjected to the human indignity of having to defecate and urinate, having eaten and drunk, from this earthly realm? Even the angels do not eat. How is it that someone who is hailed as the Son of God, must eat and drink?
The Day of Judgement draws closer, day by day. We must purify ourselves for this journey to the Divine Presence. To be granted an audience with the Lord is an unmatched honour, reserved only for the pure. Allah (s.w.t.) Says in a hadits qudsi, “I was a Hidden Treasure, and I Desired to be known so I Created Creation.” We are that pinnacle of Creation Created to know Him. One who believes in more than One God, who has an inadequate understanding of His Unity, is like a person who has fallen into filth. Do we think the King will Grant an audience to one who comes to His gate covered in filth? Only the chosen few, the purified ones, will be Granted a Divine audience.
All of us shudder at the thought of being Judged by Allah (s.w.t.), but Shaykh Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bistami (q.s.), a great saint and the 6th Grand Shaykh of our Naqshbandi Golden Chain, said that he yearns for that Day, for he yearns to hear Allah (s.w.t.) Call out his name; that he had been waiting for that moment ever since he was Created. Shaykh Abu Yazid (q.s.) said that even if Allah (s.w.t.) were to send him to Hell after that, the joy of experiencing Allah (s.w.t.) Calling his name would extinguish the flames of Hell for him.
In the second swuhbah, Shaykh Nazhim (q.s.) said that we are all not real servants of Allah (s.w.t.), that we are servants of our egos. None of us can consider ourselves as being a dutiful servants of Allah (s.w.t.). Therefore, we must always ask for Forgiveness daily. The Prophet (s.a.w.) he said asked for Forgiveness 70 times daily. Why did the Prophet (s.a.w.) say 70 times? Why not 60, or 80, or 100 or a 1,000? There is a secret in each number that Allah (s.w.t.) Created, and the secret of each number is known only to itself, and not to other numbers. Every atom has a number; no atom can exist without that number. There are secrets within secrets that we may discover if only we looked beyond the external, and dived into the Oceans of Realities.
Shaykh Nazhim (q.s.) then spoke about the beliefs of the Christians. Have they compared the contents of their Scripture with that of the Holy Qur'an? If they find similarities in the descriptions of the seven heavens and the prophets and their missions, why have they chosen not to accept the Qur’an as Scripture? If they reject the Qur’an, what is their proof that it is not Scripture? We accept their books as Scripture, but they reject our Qur’an, without studying it. Both their books and the Qur’an speak about the same ancient prophets. The same Lord that Sent those prophets, also Sent Jesus (a.s.), and Muhammad (s.a.w.). We believe in all the prophets in their Scriptures, but they reject our Prophet (s.a.w.). Their rejection of Rasulullah (s.a.w.) is like a person staring at the night sky, noticing the Pole Star, but pretending not to see the Moon. The nearest prophet is Rasulullah (s.a.w.); all the others existed so long before him. It is impossible for someone to see the Pole Star, and yet not see the full moon beside it in the sky.
The Christians hail Jesus (a.s.) as the Son of God, because he was born without a father. It was a miraculous birth. But have they never remembered of how Adam (a.s.) was Created without a father or a mother, but by the Command of Allah (s.w.t.): “Be!” And he became. And what about Eve? Also without a father or mother? Are these two not Created in a more miraculous way than Jesus (a.s.) was? And yet they were not the son and daughter of God.
In the entire Old Testament, no prophet announced the coming of God’s Son or enjoined the worship of him. All the people who lived before Jesus’ (a.s.) birth had never known of the existence, or worshipped God’s Son. Why would God keep this a secret from all those who existed before the birth of Jesus (a.s.)? Was this not a very important fact? Why were all the prophets and their nations not told about God having a Son, and not told to worship him? Would God allow His Son to be killed? Would His Son be so powerless as to be left to the unbelievers to crucify him? Christians must ponder these arguments carefully. Their Salvation in the Hereafter depends on them using their minds to think deeply about their belief, that God has a Son.