surah al-tariq

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surah al-tariq

Postby Noisiodimelem » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:35 am

when i read this surah in the quran.. it speaks of a star with light
of piercing brightness.. now is this star referred to bahaullah? when i asked a scholar , he said no its allah speaking to prophet muhammed.. it refers to muhammed as the quran was revealed during his time.. the quran does not speak of any other messenger after prophet muhammed.. explain this to me..

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Postby EFIKIfubG » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:16 pm

Hi nilofer

According to Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith (from GPB, p96), these Quranic verses are references to Baha'u'llah or His Revelation:


Yasin
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[36.1] Ya Seen.
[36.2] I swear by the Quran full of wisdom
[36.3] Most surely you are one of the apostles...
[36.13] And set out to them an example of the people of the town, when the messengers came to it.
[36.14] When We sent to them two [Messengers of God], they rejected both of them, then We strengthened (them) with a third [Messenger], so they said: Surely we are messengers to you.

The Cow
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[2.1] Alif Lam Mim.
[2.2] This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil)...
[2.209] But if you slip after clear arguments have come to you, then know that Allah is Mighty, Wise.
[2.210] They do not wait aught but that Allah should come to them in the shadows of the clouds along with the angels, and the matter has (already) been decided; and (all) matters are returned to Allah.
[2.211] Ask the Israelites how many a clear sign have We given them; and whoever changes the favor of Allah after it has come to him, then surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).

The Deceivers in Measuring
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[83.4] Do not these think that they shall be raised again
[83.5] For a mighty day,
[83.6] The day on which men shall stand before the Lord of the worlds?

and one more


The Companions
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[39.1] The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
[39.2] Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the truth, therefore serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience...
[39.67] And they have not honored Allah with the honor that is due to Him; and the whole earth shall be in His grip on the day of resurrection and the heavens rolled up in His right hand; glory be to Him, and may He be exalted above what they associate (with Him).
[39.68] And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except such as Allah please; then it shall be blown again, then lo! they shall stand up awaiting.
[39.69] And the earth shall beam with the light of its Lord, and the Book shall be laid down, and the prophets and the witnesses shall be brought up, and judgment shall be given between them with justice, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
[39.70] And every soul shall be paid back fully what it has done, and He knows best what they do.

The referenced paragraph in full reads:
To Him Muhammad, the Apostle of God, had alluded in His Book as the “Great Announcement,” and declared His Day to be the Day whereon “God” will “come down” “overshadowed with clouds,” the Day whereon “thy Lord shall come and the angels rank on rank,” and “The Spirit shall arise and the angels shall be ranged in order.” His advent He, in that Book, in a súrih said to have been termed by Him “the heart of the Qur’án,” had foreshadowed as that of the “third” Messenger, sent down to “strengthen” the two who preceded Him. To His Day He, in the pages of that same Book, had paid a glowing tribute, glorifying it as the “Great Day,” the “Last Day,” the “Day of God,” the “Day of Judgment,” the “Day of Reckoning,” the “Day of Mutual Deceit,” the “Day of Severing,” the “Day of Sighing,” the “Day of Meeting,” the Day “when the Decree shall be accomplished,” the Day whereon the second “Trumpet blast” will be sounded, the “Day when mankind shall stand before the Lord of the world,” and “all shall come to Him in humble guise,” the Day when “thou shalt see the mountains, which thou thinkest so firm, pass away with the passing of a cloud,” the Day “wherein account shall be taken,” “the approaching Day, when men’s hearts shall rise up, choking them, into their throats,” the Day when “all that are in the heavens and all that are on the earth shall be terror-stricken, save him whom God pleaseth to deliver,” the Day whereon “every suckling woman shall forsake her sucking babe, and every woman that hath a burden in her womb shall cast her burden,” the Day “when 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.”

Happy researching nilofer!

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Re: surah al-tariq

Postby Baha'i Warrior » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:23 pm

Also see my reply to your thread titled "my confusion" http://www.bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=1184, where I show how Baha'u'llah demonstrates that the Qur'an does indeed refer to a coming messenger or Prophet, by directing the reader's attention 3 verses below the famous seal of the Prophets quote.

nilofer wrote:when i read this surah in the quran.. it speaks of a star with light
of piercing brightness.. now is this star referred to bahaullah? when i asked a scholar , he said no its allah speaking to prophet muhammed.. it refers to muhammed as the quran was revealed during his time.. the quran does not speak of any other messenger after prophet muhammed.. explain this to me..

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Postby Noisiodimelem » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:02 am

thank you galdtidings for answering my questions.. i would like to ask who are the twin messengers you referred to in ur reply.. and then a third messenger was sent.. who was tht?

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Postby EFIKIfubG » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:44 am

Good Morning nilofer

According the paragraph I included from Shoghi Effendi, the two Messengers (not 'twin') in the Surah of Yasin that preceeded the third are Mohammad and the Bab. The third Messenger is Baha'u'llah. All the bolded text in my post are referring to Baha'u'llah.

Also, from the other Surahs, 'Allah coming in the clouds' is Baha'u'llah
'The Lord of the Worlds' is Baha'u'llah
'The Second Trumpet' is Baha'u'llah
'The Light of the Lord' is Baha'u'llah



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