What can we learn from these writings? What value can we get from this life and apply it to the Hereafter?

The value that one can get from these writings is that ‘our’ adam has shown the WAY for a very long time! What is that WAY?

The WAY can be expressed as to Jesus the son of Mary (pbh) being a ‘SIGN’ unto mankind in that he, like all humans, was brought into the world in a state of 1. FITRA (Perfection/no stain upon the soul); 2. He then fell from his LORD’s GRACE (as adam in the Garden) and was then 3. Given the opportunity to repent and to seek his LORD’s MERCY and FORGIVENESS.

That is basically ‘the pattern’ set for humanity in their attempt to return back to a state of felicity while being honored by eternal happiness (Heavenly Paradise).

So, the true ‘BELIEVERS’ will follow that ‘pattern’ (as he is the way, the truth and the light) AND that pattern ALSO shows the Christ’s soul surrendering to ALLAH’s WILL to HIS CHOSEN WAY (in this case religion) and that is ISLAM on his second coming.

That is why the superior soul (Christ’s soul) as compared to the soul of the highly honored Madhi will show that ISLAM HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE TRUTH, THE WAY AND THE LIGHT FOR THE EARTHLY PARADISE. Therefore, the Madhi will be the leader of that world order.

Are these things (thoughts) necessary or even mandatory in Islamic beliefs concerning Jesus the son of Mary (pbh) as to his ‘lengthy’ purification development? NO! Because for one thing, the ONLY LORD, THE LORD OF ALL, does not desire to put on mankind complexities beyond his ‘normal’ thinking process.

Islam turns out to be a simple religion to follow in its most basic and pure form. Just like a man doesn’t require a post doctorate degree in experimental physics to be happy, man needs just the basics AND a willing, proactive heart to get closer to his GOD.

We know this because Prophet Muhammad (pbh) several times threw sand in the air as commanded by ALLAH which caused his enemies confusion. But he was reminded that IT WASN’T HE WHO FLUNG THE SAND BUT IT WAS ALLAH!

That means ALLAH opens the best way at the best time under the best circumstances for HIS slave as HE is the CONTROLLER and SHAPER of events – FOR ANY HUMAN.

Man just lives out his destiny and pulled ahead or put under chains (having the light of awareness or understanding cut off from reaching his heart) depending on the conditions decided by the All-Powerful, the ALL-Mighty as to ‘The Light’. That depends upon man’s sincere attempt to move forward in bowing down his will to HIS WILL which equates to acknowledging the REALITY of HIS LORDSHIP and the desire to humbly approach HIS THRONE.

As to Jesus’ soul (pbh), he became one of the many men who obtained perfection (with women being but four in number/hadiths) and then went forward to start again on the road to make his mind/body/soul one in accord to his LORD’S WILL.

That is why he gets a double reward as do those who ‘revert’ to Islam from another religion. Hence, he is that pattern as mentioned above and then being successful (‘This is my beloved Servant in whom I am well pleased’) he becomes the welcomer to that ‘Spirit of truth’ (Muhammad) who came to establish the chosen direction.

Chosen not by man but by ALLAH HIMSELF! And obedience to HIS WILL and acceptance to HIS WILL is the ‘highway’ to Salvation. Not by one’s desires but only through HIS GRACE and MERCY (ALLAH’s GRACE and MERCY).

A’isha, the wife of ALLAH’s Messenger (pbh) said:

Observe moderation (in doing deeds), and if you fail to observe it perfectly, try to do as much as you can do (to live up to this ideal of moderation) and be happy for none would be able to get into Paradise because of his deeds alone. They (the Companions of the Holy Prophet) said: ALLAH’s Messenger, not even you? Thereupon he said: Not even I, but that ALLAH wraps me in His Mercy, and bear this in mind that the deed loved most by ALLAH is one which is done constantly even though it is small.   (Muslim)


So, we are brought to realities both now and in the Hereafter when this occurs in front of the human race:

ALLAH will say (ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION): “O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto mankind, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of ALLAH’?” He will say: “Glory to YOU! Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, YOU would indeed have known it. YOU know what is in my heart though I do not know what is in YOURS; truly, YOU and only YOU are the ALL-Knower of all that is hidden.”  Quran (5:116)

Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. LOOK HOW WE MAKE THE EVIDENCE (SIGNS, REVELATIONS, LESSONS) CLEAR TO THEM; YET LOOK HOW THEY ARE DELUDED AWAY (FROM THE TRUTH).        Quran (5:75)

It might be said that IF ALLAH wanted to raise up a human to be an ‘instant’ success as to being a well-protected, born from birth prophet whose career in teaching became very miniscule compared to other hardworking prophets and still blessed so much as to being in the Company of those specially loved by his CREATOR, then that would be easy for HIM!

Of course that is true!!! And IF HE would decide to throw all the good people into the HELL-FIRE while placing all the evil people into Paradise, it would be easy for HIM. And none can interfere with HIS COMMAND!!!

But when we look deeply into HIS MOST HOLY OF NAMES, we find out that HIS CHARACTERISTICS are of the HIGHEST NATURE and of the PUREST QUALITY even above what we can possibly imagine.

HE is totally above reproach or any perceived weakness and that HE is TOTALLY FAIR AND JUST towards everyone and everything in HIS creation.

So contemplating that the man Jesus (pbh) was only a one and done miracle worker is giving him short shrift indeed! Understanding his total ‘human essence’, for he was never more than a human being, is not within our power but we bow down to ALLAH’s WILL and accept him as ALLAH has declared, for example, in Quran (5:75) found above.

And because humans are brothers in humanity and one should be concerned for one’s brother, it behooves the Believer to warn those who wish to tread their own pathway to a time that will not be so pleasant. That time will come when mankind will be standing in ranks forced to wait for Judgment to come.

And the waiting will be excruciatingly long and painful whereby men and women must stand while the sun is brought so very near and the level of sweat will rise up to even the nose in some cases. And Judgment will begin with the Religious Groups who kept the original day set aside for communal worship.

That day is Friday and so the order of Judgment will be Muslims first then Jews then Christians from the Abrahamic Faiths. Nobody should desire to be standing under those very harsh conditions for longer than necessary and hence those who are to be judged first have the advantage (if they are judged successful) to enjoy the greatness of Paradise first.

Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in ALLAH has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that never breaks. And ALLAH hears and knows all things.  Quran (2:256)

It is NOT required of you (O Muhammad) to set them on the right path, but it is ALLAH WHO sets on the right path whom HE WILLS.   Quran (2:272)

Finally, there is Paul the great enigma to the Judeo-Christian historical religion. Truly this man was a highly trained religious/philosophical (for the times) man who was an equivalent to an extremely knowledgeable Rabbi according to the New Testament anyway.

And there is something of hidden knowledge in the above statement that has been missed. First and foremost when one looks at Paul as a Rabbi, one is looking for an individual who has a profound trust and belief in Prophet David (pbh) and his Book of Psalms.

In knowing that the ‘Messiah’ will not be harmed due to the words found in the Psalms which matches perfectly with the future Revelation to be found in the Quran, we find that Jesus (pbh) COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED!!!:

…And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) you when you did show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: ‘This is nothing but evident magic.’   Quran (5:110)

Because he {the Christ-soul} {MY faithful servant} cleaves to ME in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him {keep him safe}, because he knows MY NAME {he is faithful in bowing down his will to MY WILL}.

When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will RESCUE HIM AND HONOR HIM.     Psalm 91 (14-15)


Some may find it puzzling but when one considers that pounding spikes into one’s wrists and feet, as in crucifying someone, will cause a very high level of pain. Hence, the body on the cross (for indeed there was a real, definite body and not a spiritual body placed on the cross) would definitely be undergoing some excruciating pain.

Taking Psalms as part of the WORD of GOD and being a truthful part of the Bible, the conclusion becomes quite simple! Simply stated, Christ Jesus the son of Mary was NEITHER PUT ON THE CROSS NOR WAS HE KILLED! This is exactly what the Quran has stated so simply and so directly:

That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of ALLAH”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-

Nay, ALLAH raised him up unto HIMSELF; and ALLAH is Exalted in Power, Wise; Quran (4:157-158)

The great Pauline controversy:

If Muslims rightly cross-reference their sources, the Christians can rightfully do the same. This leads to some peculiar results when combined with truthful history.

Furthermore, when one combines/understands the ‘dodge’ Jesus (pbh) gave to some of the Jews at that time concerning the evasive answers he was giving his audience SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH, one thing may become clear concerning the ‘15’ days of Paul’s first visit with the head members of the so called church in Jerusalem at that time.

This conjecture would be best applied to the enigmatic saying of Paul that: WE preach Christ crucified as a STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE JEWS AND FOOLISHNESS (FOLLY TO THE GENTILES) TO THE GREEKS (1 Corinthians 1:23).

And the disciples came and said to him {Jesus}, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

{And Jesus replied} “For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have {true Faith}, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

“Therefore, I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.”                                          Matthew (13:10, 12-13):

Hence, they will NOT understand and they therefore cannot be healed and even if they have some good qualities in them all that goodness will avail them nothing because that goodness shall be taken away from them.

Say shall WE tell you the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds?

“Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds.

“They are those who deny the {true} Revelations/Signs of their LORD and the meeting with HIM (in the Hereafter). So their works are in vain and on the Day of Resurrection, WE shall assign no weight for them.” Quran (18:103-105)

So Paul acts like a lightning rod amongst the people in trying to take a truthful event (a non-occurrence = crucifixion of Jesus) combined with the mysticism of the Christ-soul and for most people down through the centuries it turns out like hash!

The post-Jesus teachings must have been recognized as a poor way to approach the truth based on the writings found in 2Peter and in the Letters of John etc., which admit to the weakness of presenting the Messianic outlook to various peoples. These writings actually show that many falsehoods will, in the future, be spread amongst the ‘flock’ and, as a result, many will be diverted from the truth to their own destruction due to their own false desires!*

*{Little children {innocent worshipers}, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know {we have been warned by the Disciples} that it is the last time.

They {those mischief makers} went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us {in faith}: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.  1John (2:18-19)

And account that the longsuffering of our lord {master} is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the {peculiar} wisdom given unto him has written unto you;

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are UNLEARNED and UNSTABLE wrest, as they do also the OTHER scriptures, unto their own destruction.

You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things beforehand, BEWARE lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.             2Peter (3:15-17)

For I {Paul} know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.   Acts (20:29)

And when there came to them a Messenger from ALLAH confirming what was with them, a party of those who were given the Scripture threw away the Book of ALLAH behind their backs as if {in pretense} they did not know!

They followed what the devils gave out (falsely) in the lifetime of Solomon. Solomon did not disbelieve but the devils disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Harut and Marut but neither of these two angels taught anyone till they had said, “We are for a TRIAL so don’t disbelieve (by learning this magic from us)…”    Quran (2:101-102)


If it had been your LORD’s WILL, they (mankind) would all have believed; all who are on the Earth! Will you then force mankind, against their own will {disposition/desires/lust}, to believe!     Quran (10:99)}

However, if a pattern had been set by the master himself (Jesus), then realizing it would be a lot easier than stopping it. And so it appears that throwing the deck up into the air WITH ADVANCED WARNING GIVEN, was the same as to what one can glean from Quran (2:102) when ALLAH sent down two angels to Babylon but they warned mankind first.

Also, things like the description of the ‘mark’ on the Prophet’s back would not have appeared in the so-called Gospels that we find today. These ‘signs’ would have been found in the Christian-type of hadiths (sayings) which have not been preserved due to the purge instituted by Constantine and his henchmen.

The Jewish/Christian Conundrum:

Why is it that for so many centuries Christianity has found it so difficult to convert the Jews to their beliefs? One would think that through torture, wars, banishment, humiliating degradation and scriptural manipulation that it would be simple to convert the Jew to Christ.

And according to the Jews, Christians bend, twist and mutilate the Old Testament according to their perverted desires. Quite simply by understanding Psalms (91: 5-10) whereby the REAL MESSIAH can’t and won’t be harmed, Jesus (pbh), according to Christian dogma, would have failed the test miserably!

How so? Jesus (pbh) by Christian philosophy was harmed (suffered excruciating pain) and terminated on the cross. Therefore, without a ‘living being’ able to rebuild Judaism and return it to the glory days of perfection, Jesus (pbh) is looked at as a failure at best and a fraudulent criminal (posing as GOD’s spokesman) at worst.

The Jews may have felt confident that they ‘tested’ their GOD (as if HE was an errant pupil) and then followed HIS RULES (crucifying a ‘religious’ criminal trying to deceive the people).

Following HIS RULES is good but creating a falsehood against the truth by challenging GOD as to whether HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH and trying to protect a way of life which is contrary to the LAWS LAID DOWN from MOSES AND THE PROPHETS is NOT GOOD.

It is simply arrogant manipulation and a declaration of war against the TRUE GOD and something that was warned against by the prophets.

But even after seeing these Signs {from of old} your hearts hardened and became as hard as rocks; nay, even harder than rocks. For there are some rocks out of which springs gush forth, and others which split open, and water issues out of them; then there are some which tumble down for fear of ALLAH. And ALLAH is not unaware of what you are doing. Quran (2:74)

Jesus (pbh) continues his ‘spiritual entanglement’ he had with certain of the Jews when, as our adam in the past before his sojourn to Earth, looked at mankind and saw a very bright light emanating from the brow (the soul’s brow) of one of the human creations of ALLAH who was David (pbh) as is found in correct hadith literature.

Jesus (pbh) being the son of David (in Biblical terms found, for example, in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke) and ruling in the future by the throne of David** as is found in the Bible, makes his invocation to ALLAH. ***
** {There will be no end to the increase of his government or of peace. On the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts {GOD} will accomplish this {for HIS ‘Righteous’ servant}.  Isaiah (9:7)}

*** {Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they {those Jews} disobeyed and persisted in excesses.

Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities which they committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did.

You see many of them turning in friendship to the Unbelievers. Evil indeed are (the works) which their souls have sent forward BEFORE them (with the result), that ALLAH’s wrath is on them, and in torment will they abide.

If only they had believed in ALLAH, in the Prophet, and in what has been revealed to him {Quran}, never would they have taken them {the Pagan Unbelievers} for friends and protectors, but most of them are rebellious wrong-doers.                          Quran (5:78-81)}

All prophets are given one very special invocation that they make to the ONE GOD which will be carried out. All the prophets made their invocations but Prophet Muhammad (pbh) was patient enough to save his for his Ummah on the Terrible Day of Retribution when the Hell-Fire will eagerly await its occupants!

And Finally:

It is only ALLAH WHO knows the UNSEEN. Nobody is privileged to that knowledge without ALLAH’s CONSENT. And it is ONLY DETERMINED BY HIM AND HIM ALONE WHEN AND WHERE AND TO WHOM HE GIVES ANY HINT OF IT.

Studying Islamic materials is not getting things from the Unseen. It is getting knowledge already given to mankind by ALLAH.

Life is not a 100 meter dash but is a marathon (except for the true martyrs whose life-cycle has come to a definite end as promised by ALLAH). People need to use their intelligence while being in a state of what we call ‘life’.

In these writings a few hadiths by Aisha, Abu Hurairah and Ubayy bin Ka’b concerning souls as troupes (groups) having a ‘formative’ relationship in the heavens which will be either productive or nonproductive on the Earth were mentioned several times.

For example, a tradition of Ubayy-bin Ka’b – All of mankind was assembled in {to} SEPARATE groups giving them {the separate groups} the understanding that they were to be made vicegerents {lords} on Earth while imparting their wisdom and understanding, i.e. granting them power such that each individual (would be) completely and fully responsible for their actions.

That means that no individual (saint or sinner) can absolve him or herself from the responsibility of deviation from ALLAH’s WAY. Therefore, it became mans duty, if he so chose to make it, to make use of all of his facilities of the gifts given to them to discern truth from error in their respective journeys through life-giving experiences.

It appears from this knowledge that man belongs to a grouping that becomes cyclical in nature having a certain starting point and a certain end to it whereby at the end of this cycle, those of this particular cycle, are locked up and put at rest until called for ‘their’ appearance on the Last Day of Judgment.

In other words, they get a certain starting date and an end date much like one sees on packaged foods sold in a supermarket. Then comes what is called a new batch of souls or the sister peoples to the former group and it is their job to start their cycle as determined by the ONE GOD. As in all things ALLAH KNOWS BEST!

It appears from this knowledge that man uses what he has of his free will to either submit to his ONE LORD or to try and defy HIM by acting contrary to HIS WILL. It also appears that man is given by his Most Gracious LORD a ‘time frame’ (a time appointed known only by HIS LORD as each soul is different) that is set ONLY BY HIM THROUGH HIS KNOWLEDGE to ‘work through’ his true allegiance – either the selfish (egotistical whims) or humbled compliance to HIS WILL and DOMINANCE.

It also appears from this knowledge that this issue is far, far above man’s ability to put it into mere words as each soul is different. Accordingly, Jesus (pbh) tells/warns mankind in this saying:

The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound thereof {living out your life}, but cannot tell from what place it comes, and to which it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.  John (3:8)

Note, however, that by studying the ‘Names of ALLAH’, we find that it is ONLY HE that is in TOTAL CONTROL in planning and supervision and that ALLAH needs no one to ‘organize’ for HIM. NO, none at all!!!

Say: “ALLAH knows best how long they stayed {in that cave (sleepers of the cave)}. With HIM {and ONLY HIM} is (the knowledge of) the unseen of {both} the heavens and the Earth. How clearly HE sees, and hears (everything in totality)! They {the creation} have no Helper, Disposer of affairs, and Protector OTHER THAN HIM and HE makes NONE to share in HIS Decision and HIS RULE.”                          Quran (18:26)

One cannot even figure things out by brain power. Therefore why bother when in simplicity (which is Islam) can be found the WAY TO ETERNAL JOY AND SUCCESS without troubling oneself about details that are impossible to know!!!

So here is a true story reminding man that there is more to actions than meets the eye. So it is wise to be fruitful in not dwelling one’s mind in areas that are vague and unknown but rather to live and walk in the LIGHT through the guidance of the Prophet (pbh) who is the Final Messenger sent to ALL of mankind. As reported by Abu Hurairah:

There was a baby who was being breast fed by his mother when a rider in fine garments passed by on an agile animal.

His mother said: ‘O ALLAH, make my child like him.’

The baby stopped suckling from his mother and looked at the rider and he said: ‘O ALLAH, do NOT make me like him.’ He then continued suckling…”

Abu Hurairah said: ‘It is as if I can see the Messenger of ALLAH (pbh) right now, as he is illustrating the scene of the baby’s suckling with his forefinger in his mouth.’

He continued with this hadith by saying, “The mother and child then passed by a slave girl who was being beaten by people who were accusing her of committing fornication and theft.’ She was saying: `Sufficient is ALLAH for me, and the best of Guardians is HE’ while being beaten.

The mother said: `O ALLAH, do NOT make my child like her.’

Again the baby stopped suckling, looked at her and said: ‘O ALLAH! Make me like her.’

At this point they spoke to each other, the mother said: `A good looking man {of outstanding position} passed by and I asked ALLAH to make my child like him and you asked ALLAH not to make you like him. We passed by this slave girl while she was being beaten and being accused of fornication and theft and I asked ALLAH not to make my child like her, and you asked ALLAH to make you like her.’

The child said: `That man was a tyrant, so I asked ALLAH NOT to make me like him. They were accusing the girl of fornication, while she did NOT commit it, and they were accusing her of theft, while she did NOT steal, so I asked ALLAH to make me like her”      (Bukhari and Muslim)

And on the journey into heaven a man complains that on his silver bowl he sees only hash and not a three course meal. Said the angel guarding him: “You get what you paid for”!

One of the true and beautiful names of Muhammad (pbh) is al-Mahi meaning the one who obliterates unbelief. Let it be so!!!