Free Quran Chapter 47: Muhammad (Muhammad)
Learn from GOD that you should study the Quran carefully, and to never give up in making the world peaceful. It is quite repulsive how evil people are, they vilify a prophet who dedicated his life to GOD, and who had to endure years of persecution and conflict. This has been true for all of GOD’s prophets. However, in this case I want to specify prophet Muhammad. He lived peacefully until his mid-age, where he began to question the practices of the community he was living in. He used to worship idols like everybody else, this is a fact. However, it is also a fact that he destroyed all idols after GOD guided him to the truth. Yet I see that those who hate prophet Muhammad always only talk about his earlier life, before he received guidance. They never mention that he did repent and that GOD did guide him. Then, these very same people who hate prophet Muhammad, they fast forward to the years that were full of conflict and war. BUT THEY NEVER share why those conflicts or wars occurred in the first place. They don’t tell you that prophet Muhammad and the believers back then, were all persecuted, they were thrown out from their homes, their property was taken away from them and they were banished from the land.
What would you do if the government came tomorrow to your house and threw you out of the country. They also keep all of your property and even take all the money in your bank account. You could just accept this injustice and start a new life elsewhere. Sure. But you see, believers are not cowards like that. Believers always stand up for justice. Weakness is not a legitimate reason to judge those who are stronger and dare to stand up for what is right. Only hypocrites and cowards will judge someone who stands up against injustice and oppression.
We can learn a lot from prophet Muhammad’s example, he did all he could to help those in need, and with time, the result was a peaceful and united region. However, don’t get tricked here, it wasn’t a unity under ONE RELIGION, it was unity under peaceful treaties and agreements. This is the part of the story that enemies of prophet Muhammad always seem to ignore and refuse to mention. They will say “Oh, everyone was forced to convert by the sword”, nope, that is just propaganda. It was through treaties that peace was established. And yes, the Quran does mention wars during this period, and guess what else the Quran mentions? Treaties! It talks about people who betrayed their treaties and promises during this very same period! Why don’t all those hateful websites and preachers ever mention this? Why do they take things out of context and purposely ignore to mention all the details? Oh yea, because their religion is dying and they are desperately trying to vilify the Quran from taking over. Ouch! That have got to sting!
Another misconception is the idea that everyone in the Arabic peninsula during prophet Muhammad’s time – were Muslims. WRONG. There were Jews, Christians, pagans and many other ideologies. Islam at this time, didn’t force anyone to convert. But then after prophet Muhammad’s death, a lot of people wanted to be the next ruler. This then led to assassinations, betrayals and much more. And it was then that Islam began to turn more into a political tool. Which then lead to the spreading of Islam through the Sword. Which was prohibited when prophet Muhammad was alive, and is still prohibited in the Quran. We can’t deny that Islam was gone of-course since then. However, it is important that we DIFFERENTIATE between the era while prophet Muhammad was alive from the post era after prophet Muhammad died. Those are two completely different eras. The example here is comparable to Moses splitting the sea and leading the Hebrews through the ocean, surrounded by walls of water. Then once Moses left for days to receive the tablets and came back, the Hebrews had built a golden statue of a cow which they worshiped in Moses’ absence. The same happened with Islam after prophet Muhammad’s death. The old Arab tribal ways took over. But can you blame them? Democracy was something new, and it was still the first and second generation that had to establish this new thing called democracy. But, it was hard, because the first and second generations were born and raised during the Tribal era. So they could only use what they already knew. For example, the third “president” would favor his own family, so he chose his own family and relatives to fill various positions in the government. That’s not democracy! And it lead other families to worry that one family would have all the power, when government is supposed to serve all people, not ONE FAMILY. So that basically ended democracy and everything went back to square one.
So again, don’t blame prophet Muhammad for what happened after his death.
Quran Chapter 47: Muhammad (Muhammad)
[47:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
[47:1] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of God, He nullifies their works.
[47:2] Those who believe and work righteousness, and believe in what was sent down to Muhammad – which is the truth from their Lord – He remits their sins, and blesses them with contentment.
[47:3] This is because those who disbelieve are following falsehood, while those who believe are following the truth from their Lord. God thus cites for the people their examples.
[47:4] If you encounter (in war) those who disbelieve, you may strike the necks. If you take them as captives you may set them free or ransom them, until the war ends. Had God willed, He could have granted you victory, without war. But He thus tests you by one another. As for those who get killed in the cause of God, He will never put their sacrifice to waste.
[47:5] He will guide them, and bless them with contentment.
[47:6] He will admit them into Paradise, that He described to them.
[47:7] O you who believe, if you support God, He will support you, and strengthen your foothold.
[47:8] Those who disbelieve incur misery; He causes their works to be utterly in vain.
[47:9] That is because they hated what God revealed and consequently, He nullifies their works.
[47:10] Did they not roam the earth and see the consequences for those before them? God destroyed their works; all disbelievers will suffer the same fate.
[47:11] This is because God is the Lord of those who believe, while the disbelievers have no lord.
[47:12] God admits those who believe and lead a righteous life into gardens with flowing streams. As for those who disbelieve, they live and eat like the animals eat, then end up in the hellfire.
[47:13] Many a community was much stronger than the community that evicted you from your town; when we annihilated them, no one could help them.
[47:14] Are those enlightened by their Lord the same as those whose evil works are adorned in their eyes, and they follow their own opinions?
[47:15] The allegory of Paradise that is promised for the righteous is this: it has rivers of unpolluted water, and rivers of fresh milk, and rivers of wine – delicious for the drinkers – and rivers of strained honey. They have all kinds of fruits therein, and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are they better) or those who abide forever in the hellfire, and drink hellish water that tears up their intestines?
[47:16] Some of them listen to you, then as soon as they leave they ask those who were enlightened, “What did he just say?” God thus seals their hearts and, consequently, they follow only their opinions.
[47:17] As for those who are guided, He augments their guidance, and grants them their righteousness.
End of the World*
[47:18] Are they waiting until the Hour comes to them suddenly? All the signs thereof have already come.* Once the Hour comes to them, how will they benefit from their message?
*47:18 The Quran, being the Final Testament, provides all the signs needed to pinpoint the end of the world; AD 2280. See Appendix 25 for the details.
Laa Elaaha Ellaa Allah: First Commandment
[47:19] You shall know that: “There is no other god beside God,”* and ask forgiveness of your sins and the sins of all believing men and women. God is fully aware of your decisions and your ultimate destiny.
*47:19 Significantly, the “First Pillar” of religion is stated in the sura entitled Muhammad, and is utterly devoted to God alone. Muhammad’s name was added by his idolizers, against his will.
Exposing the Hypocrites
[47:20] Those who believed said: “When will a new sura be revealed?” But when a straightforward sura was revealed, wherein fighting was mentioned, you would see those who harbored doubts in their hearts looking at you, as if death had already come to them. They were thus exposed.
Proof of Faith During Muhammad’s Era
[47:21] Obedience and righteous utterances are expected of them. If only they showed confidence in God, when mobilization was called for, it would have been better for them.
[47:22] Is it also your intention that as soon as you leave you will commit evil and mistreat your relatives?
[47:23] It is those who incurred a curse from God, whereby He rendered them deaf and blind.
Study the Quran
[47:24] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?
[47:25] Surely, those who slide back, after the guidance has been manifested to them, the devil has enticed them and led them on.
[47:26] This is because they said to those who hated what God has sent down, “We will obey you in certain matters.” God fully knows their secret conspiracies.
[47:27] How will it be for them when the angels put them to death? They will beat them on their faces and their rear ends.
[47:28] This is because they followed what angered God and hated the things that please Him. Consequently, He has nullified their works.
[47:29] Did those who harbor doubts in their hearts think that God will not bring out their evil thoughts?
[47:30] If we will, we can expose them for you, so that you can recognize them just by looking at them. However, you can recognize them by the way they talk. God is fully aware of all your works.
[47:31] We will certainly put you to the test, in order to distinguish those among you who strive, and steadfastly persevere. We must expose your true qualities.
[47:32] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of God, and oppose the messenger after the guidance has been manifested for them, will never hurt God in the least. Instead, He nullifies their works.
[47:33] O you who believe, you shall obey God, and obey the messenger. Otherwise, all your works will be in vain.
The Great Disaster
[47:34] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of God, then die as disbelievers, God will never forgive them.
[47:35] Therefore, you shall not waver and surrender in pursuit of peace, for you are guaranteed victory, and God is with you. He will never waste your efforts.
[47:36] This worldly life is no more than play and vanity. But if you believe and lead a righteous life, He will reward you, without asking you for any money.
[47:37] If He asked you for money, to the extent of creating a hardship for you, you might have become stingy, and your hidden evil might be exposed.
Warning to the Arabs*
[47:38] You are invited to spend in the cause of God, but some of you turn stingy. The stingy are stingy towards their own souls. God is Rich, while you are poor. If you turn away, He will substitute other people in your place, and they will not be like you.
*47:38 The Quran was given to the Arabs, in their language, for 1400 years, but they clearly rejected it and refused to believe that it is complete; they fabricated Hadith and Sunna.
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