The return of Isa ( peace be upon him ) is an event all three Abrahamic faiths are waiting for.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad ( peace and blessings be upon him ) met Isa ( peace be upon him ) during his Night Journey when he was brought to Jerusalem and to the Heavens afterwards.
Those that had an important role in society and considered themselves superior wanted to get rid of the pure, weak worshippers that were following Isa’s ( peace be upon him ) path . Naturally, they wanted to defend themselves . This is when Isa ( peace be upon him ) gave them the most beautiful advice that soon enough was going to become the most famous saying of his. He advised them that if one was slapped on the left cheek, then to offer the offender the right as well. He assured them that Allah is the One and Only who grants victory and success.
(The infant) said: “Surely I am ‘abdulLāh (a servant of God). He (has already decreed that He) will give me the Book (the Gospel) and make me a Prophet.
( Holy Quran , Maryam 30 )
The next book of this Islamic Bookclub is:
In the Footsteps of the Prophet by Tariq Ramadan
This book is all about lessons from the life of the Prophet.
Through the birth stories of Isa and John ( peace be upon them ) Allah teaches the upcoming generations of muslims that His powers have no limit and He is the Supreme Master of everything.
And (in due time came the moment) when the angels said: “Mary, God has chosen you and made you pure, and exalted you above all the women in the world.
(Holy Quran ,Al-‘Imran 42)
The story of Maryam ( peace be upon her ) continues in the surah named after her.
There are 4 main ways I, myself, like to study outside the mosque. Hopefully, these will be helpful to those of you who have trouble making it to the mosque, are missing the mosque because of your menstrual cycle, or any other reason!
Due to their pure devotion to Allah, the family of Imran, [linked back to Prophet Dawud (David) peace be upon him], was granted a special status on earth. His daughter, Maryam (Mary) peace be upon her had been mentioned 31 times in the Noble Quran , and has even an entire surah (chapter) named after her, as well as her parents, the best of people of their time.
Back again with the Islamic bookclub! I’ll post a summary of each chapter of an Islamic book I’m reading, so you get the rundown without ever picking it up!
This is all about the common phrases in the Muslim community…