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The hidden treasure

 

THE HIDDEN TREASURE

By Nataša Jevtović and Naveed Yar Khan

Shakespir Edition

Copyright 2017 Nataša Jevtović

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROLOGUE

In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful!

“World is a stage. Life is a drama. The God is the Writer, Producer and Director of the play. Original theme of the play is love, peace and happiness. Original scripts of the play are the Books of God and the part every character is supposed to play is that of a prophet or saint. Materialistic wishes, selfish desires and unholy thoughts are those devils that want to flop the play. Prophets and friends of God are those assistants of Director that make their contributions towards making the play a success. Directions of the Director are the advice of His assistants and the voice of conscience. There is so much chaos on the stage of the world because original theme of the play is not being followed. And characters, the people, though they do accept God as the Producer or Creator of the play in one way or the other, they do not want to accept His directions. Instead, people have made desires their director. That is why life on earth has become a tragedy drama of hatred, war, misery, sickness and sadness… Life would become a song of love if all the characters, the people, could discover this Ultimate Reality of life and finally God, back-stage with love for the Greatest Producer Who staged this drama of life so that each character could have a share of his or her happiness by utilizing the treasures of cosmos…”

Every religion is giving us a check that we can cash on the next world. Can your religion give you something that you can cash on this world? What can it offer? In Islam, we can get the reward in this world, and that is, to see the reflection of God.

The greatest truth about life, may it be in any form, is that we needed the Creator, we need the Creator, and we will need the Creator, to be and to live, because we are the extension of His knowledge, His imagination, His intention, His command, the command Be!, His voice and His soul.

Naveed Yar Khan

FOREWORD

Bismillahir-rahmaanir-raheem, all praise belongs to Allah, the Master of all the worlds. May His peace and blessing be upon our noble Prophet Mohammed, upon his family and companions!

When the last Prophet of God, Mohammed (ﺺ), was forty years old, Allah started revealing to him the Noble Koran, His last message to the mankind. He sent His angel of revelation, Gabriel, to recite His words in pure, miraculous and perfect Arabic language which would not be modified until the end of time. Before receiving the Revelation of God, Mohammed (ﺺ) had lived an honest and noble life, he had been known by the name Al-Amîn, the Trustworthy, he had been married to his beloved wife Khadija and had been earning his living as a merchant. To the ordinary man, the things that he had would be more than enough to feel the heights of happiness and unspeakable satisfaction in this world, but not to Mohammed (ﺺ). He needed more.

In pre-Islamic Mecca, the people had been worshiping idols, bowing down before statues of three hundred and sixty useless idols placed in Kaabah, the house of Allah built by the prophets Abraham and Ishmael (ﻉ) so long ago. Mohammed’s (ﺺ) heart was breaking as he watched the moral degradation of his people and their cult of wooden or stone deities. Sometimes, the Bedouins would even make their idols out of fruits, never hesitating to eat them in case of food or water shortages during their long journeys through the desert sand. He had to watch injustice, slave abuse, barbaric killings of female infants due to the proverbial Arab preference for the males, and other heathen practices that occur in every society that turns its back on God.

There had been a small number of people in Makkah of that time, known by the name of al-hanîf (i.e. the Pure ones), who had a monotheist concept of God. Nevertheless, most people had been blind when faith was concerned, and they had forgotten all about Allah. Mohammed (ﺺ) therefore liked to dwell alone in the cave called Hira and devote himself to meditations. It was exactly in this way that his soul became permissive to revelation of the Glorious Koran.

For the Muslims, the Koran is the most perfect Book of all the times because it comes from the Master of all the worlds Himself. There is absolutely no proof that it had ever been changed or rewritten during all those fourteen hundred years that we have the honour to read it. The Koran had been kept in three ways:

1. By being written down during the time of revelation; Mohammed (ﺺ) would recite its verses to people who would write them down, as he himself was illiterate; conversely, the New Testament or the Bible had been written by the people who never met Jesus (ﻉ) and it happened almost one hundred years after he had left this world;

2. The Muslims have always been learning the whole text of the Koran by heart, from cover to cover. He who learns it by heart earns the honor of carrying a special title, “hâfiz”, i.e. the Keeper of the Koran;

3. Allah Himself is keeping the Koran from modifications, as He said in it (15:9), “It is We who have sent down the Remembrance (the Koran), and We watch over it.”

On top of all that, there are numerous scientific facts, well known to the modern man, that are mentioned in the Koran, which could not have been possibly known by Mohammed (ﺺ) fourteen centuries ago:

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Koran says that the Earth is moving, which is something that was unthinkable to utter out loud in medieval Europe, even one thousand years after the Koran had been revealed. Pretending that the Earth moved would mean a terrible death, such as the one that suffered Galileo Galilei in 1642 AD. The Catholic Church burned him at the stake together with thousands of other scientists, because the Bible says that the Earth does not move at all: “He (God) set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved” (Psalm 104:5). Conversely, the Koran says exactly what the scientists know in our age, that the Earth moves. “And thou shallt see the mountains, that thou supposest fixed, passing by like clouds – God’s handiwork, Who has created everything very well” (27:88).

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Koran says that the Earth has an elliptic shape, “And then He gave the earth an oval form (the shape of an ostrich egg)” (79:30).

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p<>{color:#000;}. The universe was created by a big bang, and it expands, which has been discovered by the astronomers only recently, and all living creatures have been created out of water: “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were “ratq” (united) before We “fatq” (rent them asunder), and of water fashioned every living thing? Shall they still not believe?” (21:30).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Man shall be able to come to the Moon in future. “O tribe of jinn and men, if you are able to pass through the confines of heaven and earth, pass through them! You shall not pass through them except with an authority” (55:33). According to some rumours, Neil Armstrong accepted Islam when he came back from the Moon because he swore that he had heard out there the Muslim call to prayer, “adhân”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The development of human embryo in mother’s womb and all the phases through which it goes are described in detail in the Koran: “He creates you in your mother’s wombs, creation after creation, in threefold shadows. Such is God, your Lord; to Him belongs the Kingdom…” (39:6). Also, “Surely We created you of dust, then of a sperm-drop, then of a blood-clot, then of a lump of flesh, formed and unformed that We may make clear to you. And We establish in the wombs what We will, till a stated term, then We deliver you as infants…” (22:5).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Even some very little well-known scientific details are to be found in the Koran, such as the fact that the spider’s cobweb is always made by the female, never by the male spider; the Koran uses the verb ittakhadhat in female gender. Mohammed (ﺺ) really had to have a microscope to notice such “minor” details, “The likeness of those who have taken to them protectors, apart from God, is as the likeness of the spider that takes (ittakhadhat) to herself a house; and surely the frailest of houses is the house of the spider, did they but know” (29:41).

The only thing that we can say after these examples is that the Koran has indeed been revealed by God and not written by the hands of an illiterate man such was the prophet Mohammed (ﺺ). As the French archaeologist Maurice Bucaille once wrote, “there is no human explanation for the Koran.” But, we shall not dwell on this subject more than it is necessary, because there are numerous books that prove the divine origin of the Koran.

Only a perfect man such as the prophet Mohammed (ﺺ) could receive the perfection such as the Holy Koran. Although we are just the ordinary people, we can try to attain the perfection by practicing prayers and meditations such as our beloved prophet Mohammed (ﺺ) did in the cave of Hira.

In the chapter al-Muzzammil (The Enwrapped) from the Holy Koran, that got its name because the Prophet (ﺺ), after receiving the first revelation, became terrified and run back home to his wife, shouting, “Zammilûnî! Cover me!”, Allah revealed what was the best way for a true believer to submit to Him. The eighth verse of this chapter says, “Wadhkuri-sma rabbika wa tabattal ilayhi tabtîlan – and remember the Name of thy Lord, and devote thyself unto Him.” The Arabic verb “tabattala” means to live a pure life submitting to God and to withdraw from the world, to be god-fearing, humble and chaste. This verb belongs to the fifth category of the Arabic verbs, whose main characteristic is intensity. If we add that the imperative form “tabattal!” is followed by the absolute object, al-maf’ûlu-l-mutlaq, which intensifies it even more, we understand that Allah demands in this verse that we do a lot. “Tabteelan” means withdrawing yourself from the world; what is required is absolute devotedness to Allah without any reservation and leaving behind any sentimental attachment to this life.

Some Islamic scholars would say that there is no monasticism in Islam and they quote the tradition “la rahbâniyyata fi-l-islâm”, but the spiritualists or “the Sufis” say that the ideal is somewhere between the two. A Muslim should lead a normal life, study and work, get married and have children, but at the same time, his mind should be spiritually divided from this sinful and cruel world and his thoughts should be dedicated only to Allah. Islam did not reject life on this world like some other religions. The beauty of it all is in the fact that it offers a perfect balance in all things. As Imam Ali (ﻉ) said, “The profound devotedness to Allah is not when you refuse to own material things, but when you refuse to be ruled by the material things.” Naveed Khan says that, “if someone abandons a house in Hollywood in order to get a palace in paradise, he is a materialist. One should not live for reward, one should live for God.”

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The hidden treasure

  • ISBN: 9781370440818
  • Author: Natasa Jevtovic
  • Published: 2017-08-13 22:20:15
  • Words: 24586
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