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Sunday, July 30, 2006

The evidence and importance of da'wah to muslims.....CONTINUED


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who were the Bani Israa'eel?

Hadhrat Shaikh Manzoor Nomani mentions in one of his lectures:

Who were the bani israa’eel? Look at it this way… they were the Muslims of their time. They believed in the prophets, moreover they were the children of the prophets. They were just like us Muslims living in this day and age, just as we believe the quran to be the book of Allah, and Muhammad (saw) to be his Nabi and Rasul, similarly the Bani Israa’eel Believed in the Prophets of their time, and they also believed in the books that were sent down to them via these very noble prophets. They were in a poorly state just as we are in a poorly state today. At a glance this was the condition of the masses. However it was not as though there were not any god-fearing people our prophet’s (saw) prophet hood likewise it is mentioned clearly in many verses of the holy Quran that the people of the book, i.e. Jews and Christians also had many devout and virtuous individuals. It is mentioned in the holy Quran:

لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُمْ مَّوَدَّةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ

الَّذِينَ قَالُوَاْ إِنَّا نَصَارَى ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

[Surah Maaida 5:82]

'Certainly you will find the most violent of people in enmity for those who believe (to be) the Jews and those who are polytheists, and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly'.

(Quoted from the published lecture of Shaikh Manzoor Nomani under the topic: The Bani Israa’eel and the ummah of today)

Oh friends! By studying and looking into the history of the Bani Isra’eel, it is as though we are seeing a mirror image of ourselves. They were the Muslims of that time and we being the Muslims of this time are committing the same act of evil that was carried out long ago. Gradually the tables turned and the majority began to distant themselves from the commands of Allah. Due to these immoral acts there blessings and bounties were taken away from them and they became downtrodden and disgraced. Take heed when the state of this ummah becomes just as the Bani Israa’eel then we will be disgraced as individuals.


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