i have been said tht.. god sents a new messenger after every 1000 years!! is this statement true? i also have been told tht the very quran speaks of the coming of a new messenger (bahaullah ).. it is mentioned in the quran tht this wld happen after 1000 yrs after the prohesy of muhammed.. so these are the proofs from the quran bout the manifestation thru bahaullah.. now could you tell me where do i find verses in the quran which ascertains this.. it would be of great help..thanks
There are a few verses in the Qur’an in which mentions, “THE DAY OF GOD IS A THOUSAND YEARS” as the following:
“And they ask thee to hasten on punishment, but Allah will never break His promise. And verily, A DAY WITH THY LORD IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS OF YOUR RECKONING”. (Qur’an, 22:48). (1)
Before referring to the subject of your quest, let me tell you why the Day of God is a hundred years.
I this world, the ordinary day of twenty four hours is when our SUN rises in THE MORNING and sets IN THE EVENING which follows by the darksome night.
In the spiritual world, THE SUN OF TRUTH namely the Divine Manifestation appears each THOUSAND YEAR, and near the end of this period, the night of negligence spreads its DARKNESS over the believers of that Faith and then THE SAME SUN OF TRUTH with another name (RETURN) appears in the horizon of religion.
Referring to Adam and those Prophets Who followed Him, namely, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus (2) and Muhammad, we see that the religious period of each and every one of Them was about A THOUSAND YEARS; altogether SIX THOUSAND YEARS. (3):
For any nation "UMMAT" there is A FIXED PERIOD OF TIME (The Qur'án, 7:34). (4)
“To every people (Ummat) is an appointed term: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor an hour can they advance. (The Qur'an, 7:34).
If someone says, Ummat means a person, the following verse is indicates that the company of the Muslims is called Ummat:
“YE are the best community (Ummat) that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah ….”. (The Qur'an, 3:110).
Now the following verse, reveals the quantity of the ABOVE MENTIONED PERIOD, which is the quest of your search, and indicates that God ordains THE CAUSE OF GOD descend from heaven of Divine Will to the earth and then returns back to Him in a period of a thousand years:
“He will plan the Divine Ordinance from the heaven unto the earth, then shall it go up to Him in a day the duration of which is A THOUSAND YEARS according to what you reckon”. (Qur’an, 32:6).
The Baha’i Faith came six thousand years after Adam (Adam about 1000, Noah about 1000, Abraham about 1000, Moses plus Jesus about 2000, Muhammad about 1250 years; (5) altogether about 6000 years. I have to add that Adam was not the first human created by God, but the first Prophet in the Adamic Cycle.
(1). In Christianity the DAY OF GOD is a thousand years too: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that ONE DAY IS WITH THE LORD AS A THOUSAND YEARS, and a thousand years as one day". (2 Peter, 3:8).
(2). The exception is with Moses and Jesus who completed each other, the cycle were 1300 and 700, altogether endured two thousand years, each shares a thousand.
(3). The Adamic Cycle.
(4). Ummat which has translated to “NATION”, “PEOPLE”, or “COMMUNITY” is a plural word in Arabic and means “the collective followers of a religion”.
(5). The period between the Revelation of the Qur’an (Wahy) and its interpretation (Tafsir), was 260 years, which by adding to a thousand, sums up to 1260.