THE EXALTED STATION OF HAGAR (HAJAR MY ALLAH BE WELL PLEASED WITH HER)
In the Name of God Most Merciful Most Beneficent:
Hagar (May Allah be well pleased with her) is a holy lady a Gnostic and saintly woman for her God’s Angels intercede and were aided, as Mary mother of Jesus (Peace be upon them) were aided by Angels and Spirit.
HAGAR AS LEGITIMATE WIFE OF ABRAHAM (ALAIHISSALAM)
Genesis 16:3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.
ISHMAEL AS LEGITIMATE SON:
Below verses refutes christian and Jewish claims against Ishmael and saying that Ishmael was not legitimate son!
1 Chronicle 1:28 The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael.
Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”
THE FAMILY OF ABRAHAM (A.S) AND HIS CHILDREN (ISAAC AND ISHMAEL PEACE BE UPON THEM) LOVED EACH OTHER AND LIVED IN PEACE, ELDEST SON WERE CALLED UPON THE DEATH OF THEIR FATHER:
Genesis 21:9 But Sarah saw Ishmael–the son of Abraham and her Egyptian servant Hagar–making fun of her son, Isaac
Genesis 25:9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite,
Genesis 21:17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
She had gone through severe tests and trials as we see similar incidents in the life of May Mother of Jesus Christ (A.S)
GOD SPEAK TO HER, AS HE ALIMIGHTY SPOKE TO THE PROPHETS, THIS SHOWS HER EXALTED SPIRITUAL RANK IN THE DIVINE PRESENCE:
Genesis 16:13 She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
Genesis:20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.
God was with Ishmael and Hagar (peace be upon them) though they were in hostile situation. Both Ishmael and Jesus Christ (A.S) were saved from all calamities and distress , and their mothers (Hagar and Maryam)went through heavy trials with their sons , as a
blessing God Almighty exalted both women in this world and hereafter.
FURTHER CONFUSION IN BIBLE:
GALATIANS 4:29 But you are now being persecuted by those who want you to keep the law, just as Ishmael, the child born by human effort, persecuted Isaac, the child born by the power of the Spirit.
The authors of Galatians thought that Ishmael persecuted Isaac!, Genesis 5:9 refutes this belief. And Galatians believe Isaac born by Holy Spirit, not by sexual relationship!. So now the question arise:
1- Is the Father in heaven is Isaac?
2- Is Isaac also comes in trinity as father?
3- Is Isaac too God, since he born by Spirit? not by human physical relationship!
4- Did Isaac die? or never die?
This confusions directly challenges the reasons for considering Jesus (A.S) as God! and belief that Sara (may Allah be pleased with her( bore Isaac (A.S) by holy spirit!
ISHMAEL (ALAIHISSALAM) IN THE BIBLE :
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Genesis 22:12&16 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
16: and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
Comments: By quoting Genesis 22:2, Jews and Christians believe that it was Isaac (alaihissalam) whom God ordered Abraham)(alaihiswalathu wa salam) to sacrifice. Isaac In Genesis 22:2 is an alteration. The only son refer to first born son.
See #Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”
Which prove that Abraham (alaihissalam) had a greater love towards Ishmael (a.s) when God Almighty give him glad tidings of another son. and God Almighty accept that.
See Genesis 17;19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
Comments: So God Almighty making a Covenant for Isaac (alaihissalam) which clearly indicate it is for his descendants after him. (The covenants for only children of Israel) and it’s blessings going to be only for Israel, not for all humanity.
But other the covenants which is for everyone is going to be for all humanity. which everyone is going to be a part of that. This is Prophets including Jesus Christ a.s came only to the lost sheep of Israel.
But the covenant by which whole world will be blessed going to be through the line of Ishmael (a.s) at the end of this Prophetic line.
When God said: “O Muhammad(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) , we have not sent you except as a mercy to the whole Creations “.
This is the truth which most Jews and Christians are in confusion and doubts.
It is the Islamic world who only commemorate the event of Abraham’s (alaihiswalathu wa salam) sacrifice as Eid day and celebrate Hajj.
Another evidence Jewish community left the event of sacrifice commemorating is that their earliest priests did.not bring it in their traditions, because they knew it was Ishmael (a.s).
Wa salamun alal mursaleen Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aaalameen.
THE WAY OF NABI IBRAHIM (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM)
بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
وَمَنْ يَرْغَبُ عَنْ مِلَّةِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِلَّا مَنْ سَفِهَ نَفْسَهُ ۚ وَلَقَدِ اصْطَفَيْنَاهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَإِنَّهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ لَمِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
2:130 And who forsakes the religion of Ibrahim but he who makes himself a fool, and most certainly We chose him in this world, and in the hereafter he is most surely among the righteous.
إِذْ قَالَ لَهُ رَبُّهُ أَسْلِمْ ۖ قَالَ أَسْلَمْتُ لِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
2:131 When his Lord said to him, “Submit”, he said “I have submitted [in Islam] to the Lord of the worlds.”
SUBMISSION WAS TO FORSAKE HIS OWN DESIRES:
أَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ أَفَأَنْتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ وَكِيلًا
Quran 25:43 Have you ever seen the one who has taken his own desires as his god? Would you take the responsibility of guiding him?
أَفَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ وَخَتَمَ عَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَجَعَلَ عَلَىٰ بَصَرِهِ غِشَاوَةً فَمَنْ يَهْدِيهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ اللَّهِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
[Quran 45:23] Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
CHRIST (A.S) TEACHING THE WAY OF ABRAHAM (A.S)
Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
Note: the word “Cross” a metaphor in those times signifies the heaviest and hardest life style by denying self and completely submitting to God and Christ (A.S).
It does not mean to carry a wood or metal made cross, everywhere and to believe that Jesus paid everything!, No, everyone has to strictly follow the way taught by Christ (A.S) , however this is misinterpreted to turn people from religious life style to lawless ways!
THE STRAIGHT PATH-THE PATH OF ABRAHAM (ALAIHISSALAM)
اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
1:6 O’Allah! Guide us to The Right Way.
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ
Quran 1:7 The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.
#Genesis 12:2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
مَا كَانَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ يَهُودِيًّا وَلَا نَصْرَانِيًّا وَلَٰكِنْ كَانَ حَنِيفًا مُسْلِمًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
3:67 Ibrahim was neither a Jew nor a Christian but he was a Muslim, true in faith. He was not one of the mushrikin (who set up partners with Allah).
وَقَالُوا كُونُوا هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ تَهْتَدُوا ۗ قُلْ بَلْ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا ۖ وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
2:135 And they say: Be Jews or Christians, then ye will be rightly guided. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Nay, but (we follow) the religion of Abraham, the upright, and he was not of the idolaters.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 18:18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
This words Reminds the faith must be of Abraham’s (peace be upon him) religion, as blessings is in following the way of Abraham (Alaihissalam)
WHEN CHRIST RETURNS THE PATH OF ABRAHAM WILL BE RESTORED EAST TO WEST:
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
See Zechariah 14:9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
See Genesis 17:7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Matthew 22:40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
LOVED NEIGHBORS THE PEOPLE OF THE COVENANTS OF ABRAHAM (ALAIHISSALAM)
Luke 19:9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
See Genesis 17:14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.”
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
Comments: Blessings has nothing to do with a race, it is not even speaking about nation of Israel (A.S). There are numerous verses that how Israelites were cursed and punished by God Almighty, because of their pride ,arrogance and disobedience to the Prophets whom God sent to them, due to their continuous disobedience.
وَقَالُوا لَنْ يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَنْ كَانَ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ ۗ تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ ۗ قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
2:111 And they say: “None shall enter paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.” Those are their (vain) desires. Say: “Produce your proof if ye are truthful.”
PROPHETS DID NOT ESTABLISH DIFFERENT RELIGIONS:
Sahih Muslim Book 030, Number 5834: Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) as saying: I am most akin to the son of Mary among the whole of mankind and the Prophets are of different mothers, but of one religion, and no Prophet was raised between me and him (Jesus Christ).
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace–as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
There is no evidence that prophets established their own religions. Our leader Moses (A.S) did not establish Judaism, our leader Jesus Christ (A.S) did not establish Christianity, so Abraham (A.S) or Noah (A.S) or Dawud (A.S) did not establish their own religions!
وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ ۚ وَحَسُنَ أُولَٰئِكَ رَفِيقًا
Quran 4:69 And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.
Finally, I pray that may Allah bless me with the path of Abraham (alaihissalam), may my exit from this world be in the Love of Ibrahim (A.S), may my last breathe be in the love and path of Ibrahim (alaihissalam).
Oh myself, oh Name sake Sufis, sunnis, salafis, so called Muslims and rest of the world, instead of stuck and imprisoned in your tariqah, seek the Way of Ibrahim (alaihissalam).
Expand your hearts for “Al Jamah”, don’t be a frog in an abandoned well!
Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassani