God Almighty Is Not Father of Any Person
Let us recite the Holy Qur’an –Surah Maryam (Mary)-19, Section -2 Verses – 16 to 40
- 16. And make mention of Mary in the Scripture. When she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East-
- 17. So she had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man.
- 18. She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if thou art God-fearing.
- 19. He said: I am only a messenger of the Lord that I may bestow on thee a pure son.
- 20. She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste?
- 21. He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me. And (it will be) that We may make of him a portent for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained.
- 22. Then she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.
- 23. And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught, forgotten!
- 24. Then (one) called her from below her, saying: Grieve not! Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee.
- 25. And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee.
- 26. So eat and drink and be consoled. And if thou meetest any mortal, say: Lo! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.
- 27. Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.
- 28. O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother an unchaste woman.
- 29. Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, an infant?
- 30. He spoke: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet-
- 31. And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive-
- 32. And (hath made me) dutiful toward my mother, and hath not made me arrogant, unblest.
- 33. Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the Day I shall be raised alive!
- 34. Such is Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.
- 35. It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! And it is.
- 36. And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him. That is the right path.
- 37. The sects among them differ, but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.
- 38. How well will they hear and see on the Day they come unto Us! Yet the evil-doers are today in error manifest.
- 39. And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case shall be decided once for all. Now they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not.
- 40. Lo! We, only We, inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and unto Us they will be brought back.
Below is the story of first migration of Muslims from Makkah to Ethiopia
Jafar left his uncle Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib’s house when he became a young man and got married to Asma bint Umays. They were among the very first persons to embrace Islam, and as a result suffered greatly at the hands of the Quraish. The Quraish restricted their movements and freedom until they could not bear it anymore. That is why Jafar went to Muhammad and took his permission to immigrate to Ethiopia along with a small group of Sahabas.
They settled down in this new land under the protection of Negus Ashama ibn Abjar, and for the first time since they had become Muslims they knew what freedom was, and could worship God without any hindrances. However, Quraish would not let them enjoy freedom and peace for long; soon they sent Abdullah ibn Abu Rabiah and another man from Quraish in order to negotiate with Negus and get all the Muslims back to Mecca.
They took a lot of presents to the Negus, which pleased him a lot, and then told him that there is a group of wicked men moving about freely in his country and asked him to capture them before they cause any harm to his kingship as they did in Quraish. But the Negus refused to do that until he calls them and questions them regarding Quraish’s allegations. So he asked the group Muslims, among which was Jafar ibn Abu Talib, to come and meet him and the Muslims chose Jafar to be their spokesman.
The Negus asked them “what is this religion that has cut you off from your people, and made you in no need of our religion..?”
Jafar answered him saying “we were living in darkness and this religion came and commanded us to speak the truth, to honor our promises, to be kind to our relations, to cease all forbidden acts, to abstain from bloodshed. To avoid obstinacies and false witness, nor to appropriate an orphan’s property or slander chaste women, Muhammed ordered us to worship Allah only and not to associate any god with Him, to uphold Salat, to give Zakat and fast in the month of Ramadan, so we believed in him and what he brought to us from Allah and we follow him in what he has asked us to do and we keep away from what he forbade us from doing.”
The Negus was eager to know more about what Jafar said, and so he asked Jafar to read him a part from what Muhammad brought concerning God. Jafar recited for him the first portion of Surah Maryam, which narrates the story of Jesus and his mother Mary. On hearing the words of the Qur’an, the Negus was moved and the bishops around him began to weep. The Negus said that he will never harm them.
However the two Quraish emissaries did not stop at that, they went to the Negus again and told him that the Muslims say that Jesus is a slave, and asked him to call them and ask them what they think of Jesus.
The Negus called the Muslims and asked them, so Jafar answered him saying, “Our Prophet says that Jesus is Allah’s prophet.” The Negus gave back the gifts to Amr so he and his companion left broken and frustrated.
(Surah # 112 of Holly Qur’an)
I seek shelter of God Almighty against the Devil, the Disgraced.
In the name of God Almighty, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
1. Say: He is Allah (God Almighty), the One!
2. Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
3. He begetteth not nor was begotten,
4. And there is none comparable unto Him.
Quran 2:255- 7
Allah is He besides Whom there is no god, the Ever living, the Self-subsisting by Whom all subsist; slumber does not overtake Him nor sleep; whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His; who is he that can intercede with Him but by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot comprehend anything out of His knowledge except what He pleases, His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them both tires Him not, and He is the Most High, the Great.
Muhammad Sharif (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com)(firstname.lastname@example.org)