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We said: "O John! receive the Book with purpose of
heart" and We bestowed on him wisdom while
yet a child;
And mercifulness from Ourself, and purity; and pious
was he, and duteous to his parents; and not proud,
And peace was on him on the day he was born, and the
day of his death, and shall be on the day when he
shall be raised to life!
In the same surih, verses 31-35 recount the
first words of Jesus, as an infant:3
... Verily, I am the servant of God; He hath given me the
book, and He hath made me a prophet,
And He hath made me blessed wherever I may be, and
hath enjoined me prayer and almsgiving so long
as I shall live;
And to be duteous to her that bare me: and he hath not
made me proud, depraved
And the peace of God was on me the day I was born,
and will be the day I shall die, and the day I shall
be raised to life.
This is Jesus, the son of Mary; this is a statement of the
truth concerning which they doubt.
The verses clearly indicate that both John, son
of Zachariah, and Jesus, son of Mary, shall be raised to
life on a certain day.
One day, the disturbing trumpet-blast shall disturb it,
Which the second blast shall follow:
Men's hearts on that day shall be downcast.
The infidels will say, "Shall we indeed be restored as at
What! when we have become rotten bones?"
"This then," say they, "will be a return to loss.
Verily, it will be but a single blast,
And lo! they are on the surface of the earth.
(Surih LXXIX, "Those Who Drag Forth", vv. 6-14) [79:6-14]
And there shall be a blast on the trumpet, and all who
are in the Heavens and all who are in the Earth
shall expire, save those whom God shall vouchsafe
to live. Then shall there be another blast on it, and
lo! arising they shall gaze around them:
And the earth shall shine with the light of her Lord, and
the Book shall be set, and the prophets shall be
brought up, and the witnesses; and judgment
shall be given between them with equity; and none
shall be wronged
(Surih XXXIX, "The Troops", vv. 68-9) [39:68-69]
And the trumpet shall be blown, and, lo! they shall
speed out of their sepulchres to their Lord:
They shall say, "Oh! woe to us! who hath roused us
from our sleeping place? 'Tis what the God of
Mercy promised; and the Apostles spake the
But one blast shall there be, and, lo! they shall be
assembled before us, all together.
(Surih XXXVI, "Ya. Sin", vv. 51-3) [36:51-53]
By God Who sent me as a Prophet in truth, were it that only one day remained for the world, God would prolong that day until my son the Mahdi would have come forth and the Spirit of God would have come down and perform prayers behind him (i.e. the Mahdi), and His Sovereignty would have enveloped the East and the West.
Verily 'Isa (Jesus), the Spirit of God, shall come down to you .... He will destroy the cross; slay the swine; and release from capitation tax and call the people to Islam. On that day the false Messiah shall perish and tranquillity shall prevail on earth, so that the lion shall dwell with the camel; and the leopard shall lie down with the calf; and the wolf shall dwell with the lamb. And the children shall play with the asps that shall harm them not.
By Him in whose Hands is my soul, soon shall the Son of Mary come down amongst you a just judge. He shall destroy the cross, slay the swine and abolish war, and bestow riches plenty to the extent that all shall refuse any more of it; so that a single prostration (to God) then will be worth more than all the earth and what is therein.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of
Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of His roots:
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit
of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel
and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear
of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight
of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and
reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and
he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the
leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf
and the young lion and the fatling together; and a
little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones
shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat
straw like the ox.
And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy
mountain: for the earth shall be full of knowledge
of the Lord, as the water covers the sea.
Say: O people of the Book! do ye not disavow us only because we believe in God, and in what He hath sent down to us, and in what He hath sent down aforetime, and because most of you are doers of ill?
Say: Can I announce to you any retribution worse than that which awaiteth them from God? They whom God hath cursed and with whom He hath been angry some of them hath He changed into apes and swine; and they who worship Thagout are in evil plight, and have gone far astray from the right path!
(Surih V, "The Table", vv. 64-5) [5:64-65]
And the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come
out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold,
the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep
place into the sea, and perished in the waters.9
"Peace!" shall be the word on the part of a merciful Lord.
(Surih XXXVI, "Ya. Sin", v. 58) [36:58]
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