Muslims burn down 23 houses of Coptic Christians near Luxor, Egypt


(Posted by The Right Scoop) Muslims have burned down 23 houses belonging to Coptic Christians near Luxor, Egypt, after a fight today between a Muslim man and three of his Christian friends. According to residents, the fight that left the Muslim man dead and one of the Copts hospitalized was not religious or political.

But that didn’t stop Muslim youth from initially setting three Copt houses ablaze and now that number has increased to 23 houses as security troops try and stop the violence:

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EGYPT INDEPENDENT – The situation has heated up in Naga Hassan village, west of Luxor, after the killing of a Muslim man and the injury of a Copt on Friday.

The number of houses belonging to Copts that have been burned is now 23. Police fired teargas bombs to stop the clashes.

Police are protecting dozens of Copts at the police station near the area where the clashes are taking place. Security has been enhanced around Dabe’iya church, for fear of an attack. The police and military troops have exerted a huge effort to end the clashes.

An earlier article described how the violence began:

EGYPT INDEPENDENT – A Muslim man was killed, a Coptic man was injured, and three houses were burned early Friday as sectarian clashes erupted in Naga Hassan, near al-Dabe’iy, west of Luxor.

Luxor security chief Major General Khaled Mamdouh has been notified of Hassan Sayyed Sedqy’s death and Magdy Iskandar Farid’s injury. The latter was transferred to Luxor International Hospital in critical condition. The fight erupted between Sedqy, a Muslim, and three Copts. The Copts killed Sedqy and ran away.

Muslim youth in the village then attacked Farid and burned three houses belonging to Copts.

Residents said that the incident was sparked by a conflict between Sedqy and his Coptic friends, and that it did not have any religious or political dimension.

Security troops were deployed to the area. Firefighters and civil protectionforces were also present, fearing a relapse of violence.

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  1. IF YOU HAVE A HAIRY CYST ON YOUR BACK, THEN YOU HAVE THE SEAL OF THE PROPHETS!

    START LOOKING!

    Seal of the Prophets:-

    The Quran says that Muhammad is the seal of the prophets:

    Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of God, and the Seal of the Prophets: and God has full knowledge of all things. (33:40)

    Now at first glance this text seems to imply nothing more than that Muhammad was the culmination of Prophethood, that he was the last in a series of spokespersons that Allah had sent. Reading the hadith literature, however, it is obvious that according to Muslim sources this seal was more than a statement regarding Muhammad’s status in relation to the previous prophets.

    Sahih al-Bukhari

    Narrated As Saib bin Yazid:

    My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs.” So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah’s blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the “Zir-al-Hijla” (means the button of a small tent, but some said ‘egg of a partridge.’ etc.) (Volume 1, Book 4, Number 189)

    Narrated As Saib:

    My aunt took me to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! My nephew is ill.” The Prophet touched my head with his hand and invoked Allah to bless me. He then performed ablution and I drank of the remaining water of his ablution and then stood behind his back and saw “Khatam An-Nubuwwa” (The Seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders like a button of a tent. (Volume 7, Book 70, Number 574)

    Sahih Muslim

    Jabir b. Samura reported:

    I saw the seal on his back as if it were a pigeon’s egg. (Book 030, Number 5790)

    Abdullah b. Sarjis reported:

    I saw Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and ate with him bread and meat, or he said Tharid (bread soaked in soup). I said to him: Did Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) seek forgiveness for you? He said: Yes, and for you, and he then recited this verse: “Ask forgiveness for thy sin and for the believing men and believing women” (xlvii. 19). I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of his shoulder having spots on it like moles. (Book 030, Number 5793)

    Sunan of Abu Dawud

    Narrated Qurrah ibn Iyas al-Muzani:

    I came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) with a company of Muzaynah and we swore allegiance to him. The buttons of his shirt were open. I swore allegiance to him and I put my hand inside the collar of his shirt and felt the seal… (Book 32, Number 4071)

    Jami (Sunan) of at-Tirmidhi

    Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:

    When Ali described the Prophet (peace be upon him) he said: He was neither very tall nor excessively short, but was a man of medium size. He had neither very curly nor flowing hair but a mixture of both. He was not obese, he did not have a very round face, but it was so to some extent. He was reddish-white, he had wide black eyes and long eyelashes. He had protruding joints and shoulder-blades, he was not hairy but had some hair on his chest, and the palms of his hands and his feet were calloused. When he walked he raised his feet as though he were walking on a slope; when he turned round he turned completely. Between his shoulders was the seal of prophecy and he was the seal of the prophets. He had a finer chest than anyone else, was truer in utterance than anyone else, had the gentlest nature and the noblest tribe. Those who saw him suddenly stood in awe of him and those who shared his acquaintanceship loved him. Those who described him said they had never seen anyone like him before or since. Tirmidhi transmitted it. (Hadith 1524; ALIM CD-ROM Version)

    Narrated Abu Musa:

    Abu Talib went to ash-Sham (Syria) accompanied by the Prophet (may Allah bless him) along with some Shaykhs of Quraish. When they came near where the monk was they alighted and loosened their baggage, and the monk came out to them although when they had passed that way previously he had not done so. While they were loosening their baggage the monk began to go about among them till he came and, taking Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) by the hand, said, “This is the chief of the universe; this is the messenger of the Lord of the universe whom Allah is commissioning as a mercy to the universe.” Some Shaykhs of Quraish asked him how he knew, and he replied, “When you came over the hill not a tree or a stone failed to bow in prostration, and they prostrate themselves only before a prophet. I recognize him by the seal of prophecy, like an apple, below the end of his shoulder-blade.” He then went and prepared food for them, and when he brought it to them the Prophet (peace be upon him) was looking after the camels, so he told them to send for him. He came with a cloud above him shading him and when he approached the people he found they had gone before him into the shade of a tree. Then when he sat down the shade of the tree inclined over him, and the monk said, “Look how the shade of the tree has inclined over him. I adjure you by Allah to tell me which of you is his guardian.” On being told that it was Abu Talib he kept adjuring him to send him back until he did so. Abu Bakr sent Bilal along with him and the monk gave him provisions of a bread and olive-oil. (Hadith 1534; ALIM CD-ROM Version)

    Selected Hadith : Shamaa-il Tirmidhi.
    Chapter : 2. Seal Of Nubuwwah (Prophethood) Of Rasulullah.

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    Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu) said: “My (maternal) aunt took to me to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) and said to him, this nephew of mine is ill. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) wiped his holy hand over my head and made for barakah for me. (According to some Ulama, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) wiped his hand over his head, meant that he Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu) had a pain in the head. The opinion of this weak and humble servant is that it is better if this is taken to mean that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) wiped his hands in kindness on the head of Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu). Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu) was born in the second year Hijri, and at the time of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam)’s death, his age was not more than 8 or 9 years. That is why the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) wiped his Holy hand in kindness, as is the customs of the great personalities. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) also gave him the water of wudu to drink as a cure, as will be stated further, or he may have prescribed another remedy, especially when we learn also in a narration in Bukhari thay he Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu)was suffering from pain in his leg). When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) performed Wudu, I drank the water of that wudu. (The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) may have performed wudu for some reason, but here it is clear that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) performed wudu so that the water could be used as a remedy and medicine). I saw the seal of Prophethood, which was like the knot on a mosquito net or bedstead.” (Which is the size of a pigeon’s egg in roundness). The Ulama differ in the translation of this word. Some have translated it in another manner. Imam Nawawi, the famous commentator of Sahih Muslim, preferred the translation I have chosen).
    Commentary.
    If in this Hadith the left over water of wudu is meant, then there is no difficulty or difference of opinion. If that water is meant which falls after washing the limbs etc., which in Arabic is known as ‘Mae Musta’amal’, then too there is no complication or difficulty, because even the excrements of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) is paak. So how can there be a complaint regarding the ‘Mae Musta’amal'(Used water).

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    Jaabir bin Samurah (Radhiallahu Anhu reports that: “I saw the Seal of Prophethood of Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) between his two shoulders, which was like a red tumor (protruding flesh), the size of which was like that of a pigeon’s egg”.
    Commentary.
    There are various and different narrations regarding the size and colour of the Seal of Prophethood of Sayyidina Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Qurtubi has reconciled these by saying that the size changed from time to time, as did the colour. According to this humble servant, this reconciliation may also be possible, that in reality all these are similarities, and every similarity is according to a person’s understanding, which is an approximate state. There is no disagreement in explaining approximates. This is a more appropriate explanation.

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    002 : 017 : Hadith 003

    Rumaythah (Radhiallahu Anha) said: “I heard this subject from Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and at that time I was so near him, that if I wanted to, I could have kissed the Seal of Prophethood. That subject is: `Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was talking about Sa’s bin Mu’aadh (Radhiallahu anhu), that because of Sa’d’s death, the `Arsh (Throne) of Allah also started to sway in happiness'”.

    Commentary.

    There is a disagreement regarding the swinging of the Arsh. What is the reason and what does it mean? The above translation is in accordance with well-known sayings. Some are of the opinion that this refers to the People of the Arsh. Some are of the opinion that it is the Takht (Throne) of Sayyidina Sa’d (Radhiallahu Anhu), etc. Sayyidina Sa’d bin Mu’aadh is from among the great Sahabah. In the books of hadith many of the merits have been mentioned. Before the Hijra Sayyidina Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) sent Sayyidina Mu’aadh bin Umayr (Radhiallahu Anhu) to Madina to teach and propagate Islaam. Sayyidina Sa’d (Radhiallahu anhu) accepted Islaam at his hands. He was leader of his community and as a result, his whole family accepted Islaam on the same day. This was the first family in Madinah accepted Islaam. He passed away at the age of 37 in the fifth year Hijri. 70,000 malaa’ikha (angels) attended his jnaazah salaah. With all this, it appears from hadith that he also went through hardship for a while in the grave. We should all take heed. A person should not be lax in this matter, and should always remember Allah, repent and fear the punishment of the grave. Whenever Sayyidina Uthmaan (Radhiallahu anhu) passed a grave, he used to weep till his beard became wet. Someone asked him, `Jannah and Jahanam are also discussed, but at that time you do not weep?’ He replied: `I heard Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) say: “The grave is the first stage of the aakhirah (hereafter); whoever goes through this easily, all the other stages become easy. And for whom this stage is difficult, all the other stages become more difficult'”. He says I also heard Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) say: “Of all the scenes of the aakhirah that I have seen, the one of Qabr (grave) is the most difficult”.-Mishkaat. May Allah Ta’aala save us all from it. Imaam Tirmidhi did not intend to relate this incident here, but because the Seal of Prophethood is mentioned, therefore it is included here. Also Rumaythah (Radhiallahu Anha) by mentioning her experience of being near Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and seeing the Seal of Prophethood, and by hearing this subject conclusively proves that there remains no place for errors.

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    002 : 018 : Hadith 004

    Ebrahim bin Muhammad (Radhiallahu Anhu), who is the grandson of Ali (Radhiallahu anhu said: “Whenever Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) used to describe the noble attributes of Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam), he used to mentioned the complete hadith. He also used to say that the Seal of Prophethood was between his shoulders, and Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was the seal of all prophets”.

    Commentary.

    This hadith has been explained in the first chapter (hadith number eight). Here it is referred to briefly. Because of the Seal of Prophethood, this hadith is mentioned specially here.

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    002 : 019 : Hadith 005

    `Ilbaa bin Ahmar Al-yashkari says that the Sahaabi, Abu Zayd `Amr bin Akhtab Al-Ansaari Radhiallahu Anhu said to me: “Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once asked me to massage his waist. When I began massaging the back, accidentally (by chance) my fingers touched the Seal of Prophethood. `Ilbaa (Radhiallahu anhu) says: `I asked Amr (Radhiallahu anhu), what is the Seal of Prophethood?’ He replied: `It was a collection of few hair'”.

    Commentary.
    This is not contrary to the first hadith, because there was hair around the Seal of Prophethood. He only mentioned the hair.

    002 : 020 : Hadith 006

    Buraydah bin Radiyallahu ‘Anhu reports: “when Rasulalullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam came to Medinah, Salmaan Faarisi Radiyallahu ‘Anhu brought a tray which had fresh dates on it, and presented it to Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, who asked:
    “O Salmaan, what dates are these?”

    He replied:

    “This is sadaqah for you and your companions”

    Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam replied:

    “We do not eat Sadaqah. Remove it from me.”

    (The ‘ulama differ in their opinions as to the meaning of the word “we”. Some say it is Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam himself, and the plural is used as a mark of respect. Others explain that it is the ambiyaa (prophets). According to some it is Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and his relatives, for whom it is not permissible to accept zakaah. According to this humble servant the third ihtimaal (supposition) is superior and more acceptable. Allaamah Munaawi’s criticism of the third explanation is not forceful and weighty). On the next day this happened again. Salmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu brought a tray of fresh dates, and in reply to the question of Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, he replied: “O messenger of Allah, it is a present for you”.

    Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said to the Sahaabah Radiyallahu ‘Anhum “Help yourselves”. (Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam himself ate from it. Bayjuri explains this thus: Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu bringing the dates on both days in this manner was to investigate, and to make Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam his master. Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu was an ‘Aalim (learned) of the old days. He lived for a hundred and fifty years and according to some, he lived three hundred years. He had seen the signs of Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam in the kitaabs of previous prophets, that he will not accept sadaqah, but shall accept presents and gifts, and the seal of Prophethood will be between his two shoulders after witnessing the first two signs).

    He then saw the seal of Prophethood on the back of Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and embraced Islam. (At that time Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu was a slave of a Jew from the tribe of Banu Qurayzah.

    Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam purchased him(this is figuratively speaking. The fact is that Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam made him a Mukaatab – One who buys One’s freedom for any agreed sum.) and paid Dirhams for him to become a Mukaatab, and also agreed that he(Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu should plant for the Jew date palms,(the amount of three hundred palms) and until these bore fruit to tend them. Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam planted the palms with his mubaarak hands and it was his mu’jizah(miracle) that all the palms bore fruit in the same year. One tree among these did not bear fruit. Upon investigating it was found that Umar Radiyallahu ‘Anhu had planted this tree, and that it was not planted by Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam removed this palm and replanted it. Another mu’jizah Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam is that he planted the palms out of season and they bore fruit the same year.

    Commentary.
    The Ulama have made thorough research on this Hadith. For example Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu was a slave, was his sadaqah and hadiyyah(gift) permissible or not? Also what was the difference between Hadiyyah and Sadaqah etcetera? Due to the discussion being lengthy, it has been omitted to keep the subject short.

    From this hadith we learn some of the special habits Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, that he included the servants and those present, in the gifts he received. This was one of the special habits of Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. There are thousands of similar instances mentioned in the ahadith. In this hadith Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam also enjoined us to share presents. Those who are present should also be included. According to the Muhadditheen there is a variation in the words of this hadith and that this hadith is weak, but according to the subject matter, the incidence strengthen it. What type of presents are meant and what is meant by those that are sitting together? (near).

    These need an explanation. Mullah Ali Qaari writes that person brought a present to a pious Shaykh of that time. A person sitting in his assembly said: “Presents are shared”. The Shaykh replied :”We do not make shirk(ascribe partners onto Allah) and believe in one creator. All these(presents) are for you”. The presents were so many that that person could not carry all of them. The Shaykh instructed his servant to deliver it to that persons home. In the same manner, this happened in the assembly of Imam Abu Yusuf Rahmatullahi alayih. A person presented him a monetary gift. One from among those present said “Presents are shared”. The Imam replied that those are special types of presents and instructed his servant to put away the present. The Ulama say that both instances are correct and well balanced. What the pious Suffi did was proper and befitting, and what the Fakih(Jurist) did was also proper and befitting, and this is true.

    Imam Abu Yusuf Rahmatullahi alayih was a celebrated and famous Imam. If he did not do as he had done, it might have become Shar’Ee Mas-alah that presents should be shared, and this would have made it difficult for the Umma. Shah Waliyullah Dehlawy wrote in one of his kitabs “Dreams and Glad Tiding”. Many admirable incidence, one of which is his Father. He wrote :”In my young days I loved to fast. After seeing all the different opinions of the Ulama, I began hesitating to fast. I saw Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam in my dream in which he gave me a loaf of bread. Sayyidina Abubaker Siddique Radiyallahu ‘Anhu was also sitting there and said “Presents are shared”. I presented thje bread to him and he ate a piece from it. There after Sayyidina Umar Radiyallahu ‘Anhu said “Presents are shared” I presented the bread to him also, and he took a piece from it. Sayyidina Uthmaan Radiyallahu ‘Anhu then also said : “Presents are shared”.

    I then said “If all of you will devide this bread amongst yourselves only, what will be left for me?”. Sayyidina Salman Faarisi Radiyallahu ‘Anhu is from among the great Sahaabah. It is stated in the Hadith that when this Aayah was revealed :”If you turn away, He will substitute another people instead of you.”

    “O Messenger of Allah, who are those people who will take our place ?” Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallhu alaihe wasallam) then patted Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) on his back and said: “I swear by the Name of the Being in Whose Hands lie my life, if Imaan was suspended on Thurayya (Pleiades),the people of Faaris would have taken it from there also.”

    The ulama have written that this was a glad tiding in favour of Imaam Abu Hanifa (rahmatullahi alaihe). Sayyidina Salaam (radiallahu anhu) stated in detail how he had accepted Islam (Imaan). This detail is given in the books of hadith. Therein are mentioned the signs which prompted Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) to investigate Islam. Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) says that he was a resident in the province of Asbahaan, at a place called Jay. Sayyidina Salmaan narrates: “My father was a headman and a leader of the locality. He loved me very much. I tried very hard to become a success in my old religion of Zorastrianism (fire worship), and thus became a caretaker of the temple. Once my father sent me on an errand for him. On the way I passed a Christian church. I went inside, and saw the Christians praying there. I liked what I saw there. I was attracted to this religion and remained in the Church till the evening. I enquired from Christians them where their headquarters were? They replied that it was in Shaam (Syria).

    When I returned home in the evening, my family asked where I had been the whole day. I related to them what had happened. My father said: “That religion is not good. Your religion and the religion of your forefathers is the best.” I replied : “Never, that religion (Christianity) is the best.” My father, fearing that I would leave home, fastened a chain to my leg and locked me up in the house. I sent a message to the Christians that when the merchants from Shaam, who often came to trade, arrived, I should be informed. When the merchants arrived, they sent a message to me. At the time of their departure I cut loose the chains, ran away and joined the caravan to Shaam.

    When I reached Shaam I enquired who was the best and most learned in this religion of Christianity. The people directed me to bishop. I went to him and informed him that I would like to become a Christian and stay in his company. He agreed. I began living with him but found him to be dishonest. He persuaded the people to give charity (tithe) and whatever he collected, he put into his personal treasure. He did not give the poor anything. After his death, another bishop was appointed in his place. He was a pious man, and did not care for material things. I began living with him and started to love him. When his end came near I asked him, who should I go to after his death. He replied that there was only one person in this world following the same path, and there was no one else besides him. He said: He lives in Mosul and you must go to him. After the bishop’s death I went to the person in Mosul and related my story to him. He allowed me to stay in his service. He was a very good person. When his end came near I asked him that after his death, who should I go to? He replied that I should go to a person in Naseebayn.

    After his death I went to Naseebayn. Where I related my story to the resident bishop who agreed to keep me in his service. He was a good man. Again, when his end came near, I asked him the same question. He replied that I should go to a certain place in Ghamurya. I went to Ghamurya and began living with the bishop there. Here I worked and learned too. As a result I owned some cattle and sheep. When the Bishop of Ghamurya’s end came near, I asked: “Now what should I do?” He took an oath and said: “There is no learned person anymore who follows our path”. The time has come near when the last of all Prophets will appear, who will follow the religion of Ibrahim (Alaihis salaam). He will be born in `Arabia’. He will migrate to such a place where many dates grow and on both sides of this place the soil is stony. The Prophet will accept gifts, but will not eat from Sadaqah. The Seal of Prophethood will be between his two shoulders. (This is the sign of Prophethood and for this reason Sayyidina Salmaan radiallahu anhu looked for the seal). If you can go to this place, try to do so.”

    After the bishop’s death a few traders from the tribe of Banu Kalb passed Ghamurya. I said to them:”If you take me with you to Arabia, I will give you in return these cattle and sheep”. They accepted and brought me to Wadi al Qura (Mecca Mukarramah). I gave them the cattle and sheep but they oppressed me. They said I was a slave and sold me. A jew from the tribe of Banu Qurayzah bought me and took me to Madinah. I recognized the signs that the bishop of Ghamurya had explained to me. I said to myself, ` This is that place’. I lived there till Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) migrated from Mecca Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was in Quba at that time. When I heard of of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam, whatever I owned I took with and presented it to him and said: “This is from Sadaqah.” Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) did not partake any of it. I said to myself that one sign has been fulfilled and I returned to Madinah and collected a few things. In the meantime Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) came to live in Madinah. I presented something’s (dates, food etc) and said: “This a gift.” Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) accepted the gift, I said to myself that the second sign has also been fulfilled. Thereafter I attended his noble assembly. Sayyidina Rasulallah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was at the Baqi (attending a Sahabi’s funeral). I greeted him and made an attempt to look at his back. Sayyidina Rasulallah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) understood what I was doing and lifted his sheet. I saw the Seal of the Prophet and in zeal bowed towards it. I kissed it and cried. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: “Come in front of me.” I came before him and related the whole story. After that I continued serving my Jewish master in slavery. Once Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: “Make an agreement with your master to make you a mukaatab (one who purchases his own freedom).” I made an agreement with my master he made two conditions. The first was that I should pay forty uqqiyyah cash in gold. (One uqqiyyah is forty dirhams and a dirham is 3 to 4 maashaa, 3g to 4g). The second condition was that I should plant 300 date palms and tend them till they bear fruit. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) planted the date palms with his own hands (as is mentioned above). It happened that some gold arrived from somewhere for Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam). He gave this to Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) and told him to go and pay it his master. Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) asked : “Will this gold be enough as the amount is much more. “Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) replied: “It will not be surprising if Allah Ta’aala fulfils the need with this gold.” I took the gold and weighing it paid the amount of forty uqqiyyah. (Jamul Fawaaid)

    From this incident it is evident that Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) buying Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) over from slavery meant he had paid the money so that Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) could a makaatab. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallhu alaihe wasallam) planted the palms with his own hands and gave the gold that was stipulated in the agreement. Sayyidina Salmaan (radiallahu anhu) says: “I was a slave of ten different people.” In the Battle of Khandaq, a trench was dug according to his advice, otherwise there was no knowledge of digging trenches.

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    002 : 021 : Hadith 007

    Abi Nadrah AI-‘Awfee RA. reports: “I asked Abu Sa’eed Khudari Radiyallahu ‘Anhu about the Seal of Prophethood of Rasulullah sallailahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. He said: ‘It was a piece of raised flesh that was on Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam’s back”.

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    002 : 022 : Hadith 008

    Abdullah bin Sarjas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says: “I came to Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam while there were people sitting in his company. I went around to the back of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam (The narrator may have done this physically). Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam understood what I was trying to do. He removed the sheet (body wrap) from his back. I saw the place of the Seal of Prophethood between his two shoulders. It was like a cluster surrounded by til (moles) which appeared to be like a wart. I came before Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and said to him. May Allah forgive you (or Allah has forgiven you, as is mentioned in Surah Fath, ‘That Allah may forgive you, your former and your latter sins’). Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam replied: ‘May Allah forgive you too’. The people said to me that Rasulullah Sallallahu’Alayhi Wasallam has made du’aa for your maghfirah (forgiveness). I replied: ‘Yes, and for you too, because Allah Ta’aala has said: ‘O Muhammad, seek forgiveness for yourself and the Mu’min males and females also”‘. (That is why Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam asked for the forgiveness of Muslims).

    33:40 “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men but (he is) the Apostle of Allah and the
    Seal [Khatim] of the Prophets [al Nabiyyna]: and Allah has full knowledge of all things”

    In Arabic this is read as ” Khatim al Nabiyyna”, allegedly meaning the

    “the Last of the Prophets”.

    When this verse and the Ahadith stories are scrutinised, this interpretation is shown to have been purposely falsified to fit the agenda of Muhammad’s followers.

    From the theological point of view alone, the reader must understand that the concept of the ‘last prophet’ resides in the arrival of the Messiah, which is after all, a Jewish concept.

    Muhammad, not only did he not fit this concept, but the whole of the Quran has no record of a single prophesy. Even those that were mentioned in the Ahadith, turned out to be untrue.

    The title PROPHET must fit the deeds, if not, then Muhammad could not have been one.

    In the Arabic language there is an extremely important difference between Rassool/ Messenger and Nabi/Prophet because a Prophet can also a Messenger but a Messenger can not also be a Prophet.

    Based upon all the references shown below, it is clear that had Muhammad wanted to assert that he was the last of the prophets, he would have had to use the following Arabic expression:
    “.. AKHER [LAST] al Nabiyyoun /Anbiyaa…” , neither of which are of course used.

    Muhammad’s actual intent, was to demonstrate that he was so much greater than ALL the previous prophets, to such an extent, that he was in a position to AUTHENTICATE all their (previous) revelations.

    In similitude of a TEACHER AUTHENTICATING or GRADING the level or degree of aptitude of a studen’s exam paper.

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.189 Narrated byAnas
    When the Prophet intended to write a letter to the ruler of the Byzantines, he was told that those people did not read any letter unless it was stamped with a SEAL [Khatim]. So, the Prophet got a silver ring-as if I were just looking at its white glitter on his hand-and stamped on it the expression

    “Muhammad, Apostle of Allah” —— ” Muhammad Rasool’Allah”

    The Hadith above produces two conclusions:

    1 Muhammad did not know about the term and/or the meaning of KHATIM which is a SEAL of a letter to AUTHENTICATE its origin and to render it protected from tampering. It was after this explanation that he used it in the verse above as the authenticator of previous revelations and NOT as the LAST of the prophets.

    God never put a limit to His prophets since they are always required to bring back the people to the path of righteousness after having strayed

    The Arabic word (Khatim), is derived from the original Hebrew (Khatima) meaning (Signiature/Inscription/Seal Ring).

    2 Most important of all, even Muhammad’s insignia was ‘Apostle/Messenger’ and NOT ‘Prophet of Allah’.

    Since according to the exegetical understanding of these terms shows, that an apostle/messenger cannot also be a prophet but that a prophet can and also be a messenger, then Muhammad did NOT claim outright PROPHETHOOD.

    Furthermore, the Ahadith are replete with the expression

    “Allah and his MESSENGER know best”

    the word prophet is never used.

    The term KHATIM also appears in different forms:

    2:7 [Khatama Allah ala qulubihim] which is -for a change- correctly translated to “…Allah set a seal upon their hearts…”.

    6:46 [Khatama ala qulubikum] which should have been translated to “..Put a seal on your hearts..” but was translated to “…Seal up your hearts…”

    36:65 [Al-yawm nakhtimu ala afwahihim] is “…Today we put a seal on their mouth…”.

    42:24 [Allahu yakhtimu ala qalbika] which should be translated to (…Allah puts a seal on your heart…) but is translated to “…Allah could seal up thy heart…”.

    45:23 [Wa khatama ala sam’ihi wa qalbihi] which should have been translated to “..and He put a seal on his hearing and his heart..” is translated to “…and sealed his heart and hearing…”.

    83:25 Their thirst will be slaked with Pure Wine sealed [Rahiqi Makhtoomin]:

    26 The seal [khatamuhoo] thereof will be Musk: and for this let those aspire who have aspirations”
    *** The translation of RAHIQ to WINE is in error since Rahiq means NECTAR or a DRINK but NOT Wine***

    Out of about 19 articles in the Quran, only in the five mentioned above is the Arabic term Khatim or its derivatives used.

    In all the remaining articles the term Yatba’a meaning Print/Imprint is used
    {4:155; 7:100/101; 9:87,93; 10:74; 16:108; 30:59; 40:35; 47:16; 63:3}.

    4: 155 (They have incurred divine displeasure): in that they broke their Covenant: that they rejected the Signs of Allah; that they slew the Messengers in defiance of right; that they said “Our hearts are the wrappings (which preserve Allah’s Word; we need no more)”; nay Allah hath set the seal [taba’] on their hearts for their blasphemy and little is it they believe.

    7: 100 To those who inherit the earth in succession to its (previous) possessors is it not a guiding (lesson) that if We so willed We could punish them (too) for their sins and seal up [natba’ou] their hearts so that they could not hear?

    7: 101 Such were the towns whose story We (thus) relate unto thee: there came indeed to them their apostles with clear (signs): but they would not believe what they had rejected before. Thus doth Allah seal up [yatba’ou] the heart of those who reject faith

    9:87 They prefer to be with (the women) who remain behind (at home): their hearts are sealed [tubi’a] and so they understand not

    9: 93 The ground (of complaint) is against such as claim exemption while they are rich. They prefer to stay with the (women) who remain behind: Allah hath sealed [taba’a] their hearts; so they know not (what they miss).

    10: 74 Then after him We sent (many) apostles to their Peoples: they brought them Clear Signs but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand. Thus do We seal [natba’ou] the hearts of the transgressors.

    16: 108 Those are they whose hearts ears and eyes Allah has sealed up [taba’a] and they take no heed.

    30: 59 Thus does Allah seal up [yatba’ou] the hearts of those who understand not.

    40: 35 “(Such) as dispute about the Signs of Allah without any authority that hath reached them. Grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of Allah and of the Believers. Thus doth Allah seal up [yatba’ou] every heart of arrogant and obstinate transgressors.”

    47: 16 And among them are men who listen to thee but in the end when they go out from thee they say to those who have received Knowledge: “What is it he said just then?” Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed [taba’a] and who follow their own lusts.

    63: 3 That is because they believed then they rejected Faith: so a seal [tubi’a] was set on their hearts: therefore they understand not

    The term SEAL has had its actual meaning deliberately perverted by the Muhammadans to mean LAST for obvious theological and sectarian reasons; the fact is that the word Khatim means a seal – usually a signiature ring – which authenticates a document to prove its originality.

    It does not mean, at all, that Muhammad is the LAST of the prophets since if that were what the Quran wanted to impart, it would have said

    “..there will be no other prophets after me..”

    The true meaning of the Quranic verse is that Muhammad was only Confirming/Authenticating that the previous revelations were divine and true; that is, that he agrees with and accepts the originality of the previous revelations to the People of the Book as authentic in the same manner as his Quran.

    Also, seals are used to prevent tampering with an enclosed document, a box, a bottle, a container, etc. When the letter or document or container arrives at its proper destination, it can and will be opened by the addressee to reveal its contents. It definitely does not mean that upon receipt it would remain closed forever.

    The Almighty has put no limits to the number of Prophets that He wishes to send and no Muhammad, Quran or any of their false interpreters can change or argue this point.

    Moreover, the Quran does not preclude the arrival or appearance of more Messengers of Allah, but only allegedly another Prophet.

    83:25 Their thirst will be slaked with Pure Wine sealed [makhtoomin] : 26 The seal [khitamuhu] thereof will be Musk: and for this let those aspire who have aspirations:

    ***It is obvious that the word Khatim in this case means a seal of authentication -as the true and unperverted meaning of the word shoud be- and does not mean last since this very ‘sealed’ wine has to be opened to serve the lucky believers in Paradise ***

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.189 Narrated byAs Saib bin Yazid
    My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs.” So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah’s blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the “Zir-al-Hijla” (means the button of a small tent, but some said ‘egg of a partridge.’ etc.)

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.189 Narrated byAnas
    When the Prophet intended to write a letter to the ruler of the Byzantines, he was told that those people did not read any letter unless it was stamped with a seal. So, the Prophet got a silver ring-as if I were just looking at its white glitter on his hand-and stamped on it the expression “Muhammad, Apostle of Allah”.

    *** It is so obvious from this hadith that Muhammad had no idea what a khatim was until others pointed it out to him. Moreover, he later had his own seal stamped with the words

    ” Muhammad the messenger of Allah” and not with the more honourific and prestigious title of “Muhammad the prophet of Allah”.

    It is a fact that the Ahadith are replete with references of
    “Muhammad Rassoul’Allah” and never as “Muhammad Nabii’Allah”.

    It is clear that Muhammad was deliberate in his choice of words because the latter version is also much heavier in speech and recitation than the more fluid former pronouncement ***

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.305 Narrated byUm Khalid
    (the daughter of Khalid bin Said) I went to Allah’s Apostle with my father and I was wearing a yellow shirt. Allah’s Apostle said, “Sanah, Sanah!” (‘Abdullah, the narrator, said that ‘Sanah’ meant “good” in the Ethiopian language). I then started playing with the seal of Prophethood (in between the Prophet’s shoulders) and my father rebuked me harshly for that. Allah’s Apostle said. “Leave her,” and then Allah’s Apostle (invoked Allah to grant me a long life) by saying (thrice), “Wear this dress till it is worn out and then wear it till it is worn out, and then wear it till it is worn out.” (The narrator adds, “It is said that she lived for a long period, wearing that (yellow) dress till its color became dark because of long wear.”)

    ***Please note that not a single prophet in the whole of the Bible was reported to have had a mark (Seal of Prophethood).

    The fact that in this case also the term ‘seal’ is used to carry another completely different meaning (mark/mole) shows that its original meaning has been deliberately perverted by the Muhammadans to suit their theological
    purposes ***

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.741 Narrated byAs Scab bin Yazid
    My aunt took me to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! My nephew is sick”‘ The Prophet passed his hands over my head and blessed me. Then he performed ablution and I drank the remaining water, and standing behind him. A saw the seal in between his shoulders.”

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.574 Narrated byAs Saib
    My aunt took me to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! My nephew is ill.” The Prophet touched my head with his hand and invoked Allah to bless me. He then performed ablution and I drank of the remaining water of his ablution and then stood behind his back and saw “Khatam An-Nubuwwa” (The Seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders like a button of a tent.

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.363 Narrated byAs Saib bin Yazid
    My aunt took me to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! My sister’s son is sick.” So he passed his hand over my head and invoked for Allah’s blessing upon me and then performed the ablution. I drank from the water of his ablution and I stood behind him and looked at his Khatam (the seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders (and its size was) like the button of a tent.

    Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.276 Narrated byAnas bin Malik
    When the Prophet intended to write to the Byzantines, the people said, “They do not read a letter unless it is sealed (stamped).” Therefore the Prophet took a silver ring-as if I am looking at its glitter now-and its engraving was: “Muhammad, Apostle of Allah.”

    Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5764 Narrated byJabir ibn Abdullah
    The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I am the leader (qa’id) of the messengers, and this is no boast;
    I am the seal of the prophets, and this is no boast; and I shall be the first to make intercession and the first whose intercession is accepted, and this is no boast.” Darimi transmitted it.

    *** Muhammad is not boasting of course. He is a very humble person. All he is saying is that he is the confirmer/authenticator of the previous prophets/revelations.

    Had he intended to convey another meaning, he would otherwise have said plainly, that he was ‘the last of the prophets’ ***

    Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5791 Narrated byAli ibn AbuTalib
    When Ali described the Prophet (peace be upon him) he said: He was neither very tall nor excessively short, but was a man of medium size. He had neither very curly nor flowing hair but a mixture of both. He was not obese, he did not have a very round face, but it was so to some extent. He was reddish-white, he had wide black eyes and long eyelashes. He had protruding joints and shoulder-blades, he was not hairy but had some hair on his chest, and the palms of his hands and his feet were calloused. When he walked he raised his feet as though he were walking on a slope; when he turned round he turned completely. Between his shoulders was the seal of prophecy and he was the seal of the prophets. He had a finer chest than anyone else, was truer in utterance than anyone else, had the gentlest nature and the noblest tribe. Those who saw him suddenly stood in awe of him and those who shared his acquaintanceship loved him. Those who described him said they had never seen anyone like him before or since. Tirmidhi transmitted it.

    Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5918 Narrated byAbuMusa
    AbuTalib went to ash-Sham (Syria) accompanied by the Prophet (may Allah bless him) along with some shaykhs of Quraysh. When they came near where the monk was they alighted and loosened their baggage, and the monk came out to them although when they had passed that way previously he had not done so. While they were loosening their baggage the monk began to go about among them till he came and, taking Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) by the hand, said, “This is the chief of the universe; this is the messenger of the the Lord of the universe whom Allah is commissioning as a mercy to the universe.” Some shaykhs of Quraysh asked him how he knew, and he replied, “When you came over the hill not a tree or a stone failed to bow in prostration, and they prostrate themselves only before a prophet. I recognize him by the seal of prophecy, like an apple, below the end of his shoulder-blade.” He then went and prepared food for them, and when he brought it to them the Prophet (peace be upon him) was looking after the camels, so he told them to send for him. He came with a cloud above him shading him and when he approached the people he found they had gone before him into the shade of a tree. Then when he sat down the shade of the tree inclined over him, and the monk said, “Look how the shade of the tree has inclined over him. I adjure you by Allah to tell me which of you is his guardian.” On being told that it was AbuTalib he kept adjuring him to send him back until he did so. AbuBakr sent Bilal along with him and the monk gave him provisions of a bread and olive-oil.
    Tirmidhi transmitted it.

    *** The falsity of this story is so utterly contemptible, that words fail to describe it.

    First and foremost, no Christian monk would have considered Muhammad as a prophet since they were and are still expecting the Second Coming of the Messiah, and Muhammad was not the one.

    Secondly, there is no mention of Muhammad anywhere in the New Testament upon which the monk would have considered Muhammad as the one.

    Thirdly, no where in the whole of the Bible is there any mention of a ‘Seal of Prophethood’. This idea was the invention of the Muhammadan exegetes to give Muhammad a very important staure comparable with, and even exceeding that, of the previous prophets.

    Fourthly, no where in the Bible can anyone find that inanimate objects as well as trees and animals were able to prostrate themselves in the presence of any prophet, let alone Muhammad, or were also able to speak even if they had no vocal cords.

    What is important to point out is, that while all these INANIMATE and UNTHINKING objects were able to recognise the importance of Muhammad, sadly, his own kith and kin, mere HUMAN BEINGS, with all their intelligence, could not.

    This can only be explained if Allah had predestined and predisposed them to do so. They would have had, afterall, no free will to express their thoughts ***

    Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 1678 Narrated byAbuSa’id (al-Khudri)
    The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If any Muslim clothes a Muslim when he is naked, Allah will clothe him with some green garments of Paradise; if any Muslim feeds a Muslim when he is hungry, Allah will feed him with some of the fruits of Paradise; and if any Muslim gives a Muslim drink when he is thirsty, Allah will give him some of the pure wine which is sealed to drink.

    *** Yet once more, a bottle is sealed to prove that it has not been tampered with or opened and closed.

    It certainly does not mean, that it is either the last of its kind nor that it shall not be opened***

    Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 4071 Narrated byQurrah ibn Iyas al-Muzan
    I came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) with a company of Muzaynah and we swore allegiance to him. The buttons of his shirt were open. I swore allegiance to him and I put my hand inside the collar of his shirt and felt the seal. Urwah said: I always saw Mu’awiyah and his son opening their buttons of the collar during winter and summer. They never closed their buttons.

    Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 5793 Narrated byAbdullah ibn Sarjis
    I saw Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) and ate with him bread and meat, or he said Tharid (bread soaked in soup). I said to him: Did Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) seek forgiveness for you? He said: Yes, and for you, and he then recited this verse: “Ask forgiveness for thy sin and for the believing men and believing women” (xivii.19) I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of his shoulder having spots on it like moles.

    Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 7079 Narrated byAnas ibn Malik
    We were in the company of Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) when he smiled and said: Do you know why I laughed? We said: Allah and His Apostle (peace be upon him) know best. Thereupon he said: It was because of the (fact that there came to my mind the) conversation which the servant will have with his Lord (on the Day of Judgment). He will say: My Lord, have you not guaranteed me protection against injustice? He will say: Yes. Then the servant will say: I do not deem valid any witness against me but my own self. He will say: Well, it is sufficient to have the witness of your self against you, and that of the two angels who were appointed to record your deeds. Then the seal will be set upon his mouth and his hands and feet will be asked to speak and they speak of his deeds. Then the mouth will be set free to talk. He will say (to the hands and feet): Away with you! May the curse of Allah be upon you. It was for your safety that I contended.

    *** Although the mouth was sealed, it was for a temporary period after which it was freed. It was not sealed permanently.

    Muhammad was not and could never be the LAST of anything but himself ***

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