For those who are interested in religious matters, Prophet Muhammad (pbh) was a man, who rightfully can be called The Prophet! By that I mean that every prophet including Jesus (pbh) came to one nation or listed group of peoples within that nation or of the same type of worshiper found in other nations due to travel or migration wherever that group found itself but Prophet Muhammad (pbh) came to the Arabs and for ALL OF the various Believers (both men and Jinn) to establish the ‘FINALIZED WAY’ in an earthly paradise as a unifying force.

For WE assuredly sent amongst every People a messenger, (with the Command), “Serve ALLAH, and eschew Evil”: of the people were some whom ALLAH guided, and some on whom error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth, and see what the end was of those who denied (the Truth).  Quran (16:36)

WE did not send you {Muhammad}, but as a Mercy for all creatures.                       Quran (21:107)

Those who believe (in the Qur’an), and those who follow {in truth} the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, {or the Monotheistic Way as resulting in} any who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day {of accountability}, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their LORD; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.  Quran (2:62)

If anyone desires a religion other than Islam {which is} (submission to ALLAH), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter {when Judgment Day arrives} he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).                   Quran (3:85)

Verily WE have revealed the Book to you in Truth, for (instructing) mankind {wherever they may be}. He, then, that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor are you set over them to dispose of their affairs.  Quran (39:41)

It is HE Who has sent HIS Messenger {Muhammad} with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).  Quran (9:33)

Logically we know this due to the fact that the Believers are ‘in’ while the disbelievers will be ‘out’ and that is guaranteed in every Holy Book or every one of the Monotheistic Scriptures even though their own, perhaps peculiar definitions, might somewhat differ.

Whether one calls oneself a Jew, Christian or Muslim and these are only names but ALLAH knows the Reality behind the reality, can understand that there will be a ‘kingdom’ set up for the Believers who will for a space of time worship in a unified oneness, concept, and a belief system called religion. And that religion is Islam as is guaranteed by GOD, all of the Scriptures and by linguistics for those who know.

So, in the Quran we find the concept in that all must believe in him (the real Jesus) BEFORE he actually dies – for he hasn’t as Jesus of Nazareth died yet. And so these ‘all’ must be in accordance with what he, the leader or Christ-soul follows/ believes in on his return and that is Islam.

And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his {final} death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them {those opposed to Islam}  Quran (4:159)

Narrated Abu Huraira: ALLAH’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the {practice of taking the} Jizya tax {money taken from those who are not Muslims while living under Muslim protection – for Jesus is strictly following Islam to the letter as all will believe in him and hence, all will be Muslim!}. {At this time} money {itself} will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).  (Bukhari)

A hadith has been narrated on the authority of Jabir Ibn Abdillah al-Ansari that I heard the Messenger of ALLAH saying: “A group of my Ummah will fight for the truth until near the Day of Judgment when Jesus, the son of Mary, will descend, and the leader of them {the Mahdi} will ask him to lead the prayer, but Jesus declines, saying: “No, Verily, among you ALLAH has made leaders for others and HE has bestowed HIS bounty upon them” {meaning that this religion is the Chosen Way of approach to ALLAH and therefore to the Heavenly Paradise and that by his remaining in the prayer line instead of leading the prayer Jesus (pbh) gives visual truth to him being upon and following the Islamic Faith}.  (Muslim)

Otherwise, chaos would ensue and people would be divided as ever. And we find conformation of this in the Old Testament, what the Christians call their New Testament, the Quran and hadith materials. For example, those who call themselves Christians can go to the Gospel of John (16:13) and find out about this ‘Spirit of truth who will bring ALL of the truth concerning religious matters and life itself (because it is a complete religion dealing with a vast multitude of contingencies) as Jesus (pbh) himself proclaimed!

All of my writings point in one way or another to this concept which is backed up by all of the records, if they are read correctly. Does this concept mirror the makeup of the squabbling countries called hypothetically Islamic countries featured in our modern day world? Definitely not!

That is why there is the breakdown in my works of the paradise on Earth as to its levels which is different from the Paradise in the Heavens as to its levels. One will have an ending to it and the other will continue or be perpetual. The belief system in this ‘paradise on Earth’ is Islam or the original wave or concept as was basically taught by the first prophet to mankind who is Adam and renewed ever so often due to man’s proclivity to invent falsehoods.

And so there is a ‘return’ to that purity just like the direction of prayer was returned to that original direction under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (pbh) which was a momentous change since the vast majority of the prophets came from the Holy Land – Palestine.

WE see the turning of your face (for guidance to the heavens: now shall WE turn you to a Qibla {direction of prayer} that shall please you. Turn then your face in the direction of the sacred Mosque: Wherever you are, turn your faces in that direction. The people of the Book know well that that is the truth from their LORD {as mankind’s original birthplace is in the Arafat region – While Adam’s Ruh was given in Paradise, mankind’s Ruh was taken from Adam’s back at Arafat}. Nor is ALLAH unmindful of what they do.  Quran (2:144)

Every Christian or Jew knows full well that the Original Qibla or direction of prayer is in Makkah. This may sound totally unbelievable at first but when one considers that each individual was created in a state of ‘Fitra’ having Full Knowledge of who their CREATOR LORD is; it starts to make sense. Even the most hardened criminal rapist or sadistic person who does not give GOD even a passing thought has deep within his heart that knowledge of him being a slave of GOD and a created being who owes his very existence to HIM.

Therefore, with his heart laid bare and his ‘spiritual sight’ fully opened, even that hardened criminal or atheist’s soul will testify to its ‘now new found real reality’ and acknowledge itself, its full and total self, to its CREATOR LORD.

It is like taking a fully lit lamp and placing it in an enclosed steel safe. Do you see the light beaming forth from its confines? No, because it is completely covered up. But when laid bare, the light does fully shine forth!

So, when the layers of ‘darkness’ are pealed back like the pealing of a potato or an artichoke on the Last Day of Judgment, then will the soul either be in joy or in remorse. So now verse 2:144 in the Quran does make total sense even as the disbelievers may dispute it. For how can one covered in layers of darkness see the LIGHT that exists within one’s soul?

Or (the Unbelievers’ state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it! For any to whom ALLAH gives no Light, there is no Light! Or (the Unbelievers’ state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it! For any to whom ALLAH does not give Light, there is no Light!

Do you not see that it is ALLAH WHOSE praises all beings in the heavens and on earth {willingly or unwillingly} do celebrate {as they are put in modes of rewards or punishments proving ALLAH’s DICTATES or COMMANDS must be followed}, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise. And ALLAH knows well all that they do.  Quran (24:40-41)

Hence, the inner spiritual awareness of every human being, whether they can reach it or not, does know very well the truth concerning the FIRST QIBLA for mankind as it is hardwired into every soul whether it is understood or not.

By virtue of the saying: ALLAH is the GIVER (AL-Mu’tee) and I (Muhammad) am a distributer (al-Qaasim) (Bukhari) we can understand some things about The Prophet (pbh). He being the leader of the prophets and the one who carries the flag of Praise for ALLAH in front of all the prophets including Adam himself who was the ‘model’ for human development and general physical looks, and also the one who is the bringer of the ‘true faith or the return to the right path’ and the one who is first to open the gates of Paradise and the one who is tasked to bow down before the THRONE OF ALLAH and plead for the souls of mankind who are being stressed by the nearness of the FIRES OF HELL or who are actually being tormented in the FIRES of HELL and the one who was granted the Magnificent FOUNT of ABUNDANCE by ALLAH, one can sense without going overboard concerning this human’s lofty station and why the true Believers including Jesus the son of Mary (pbh) love him so much and will say in their prayers of devotion to give Muhammad (pbh) that most lofty station that only one of ALLAH’s creations can obtain to!

We can also understand that this quality is not unique because all humans that are capable act as distributers as to the level of their own GOD given capacity! So, this is a human trait AND NOT JUST A ONE MAN SHOW! So, therefore the difference is in degree or quality of what can be credited to the human species. In this way, one is reminded NOT to make the thumb the size of a full grown man and not to make the man the size of a thumb as some corrupt mystics have done!

Hence, we have differences in life itself between the grass plant which is a plant and the giant sequoia tree which is a plant also.

Muawiyah narrated that I heard ALLAH’s Prophet (pbh) saying, “If ALLAH wants to do good to a person, HE makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor but the grant is from ALLAH. (And remember that this nation (of true Muslims) will keep on following ALLAH’s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by anyone going on a different path till ALLAH’s order (Day of Judgment) is established.”  (Bukhari)

What that adds up to is that Muhammad (pbh) is a very distinguished creation of the ONE GOD just like Adam is the very model of human existence with the caveat that he is one of those who, deep in his soul, desired to follow the dictates of his CREATOR!* So, in a sense we have the Adam and the Anti-Adam or good versus evil or the Christ versus the Anti-christ.

*Who, in the days of his flesh {as our adam representative not Jesus}, when he had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to HIM {the ONE GOD} who was able to save him from {spiritual} death, and was heard because of his godly fear – Hebrews (5:7) – Jesus (pbh) the one of no sin would not have behaved in such a manner either cowardly afraid of crucifixion or any other death because he lived and was raised up sinless which is to say guiltless and was glorified in overcoming the world!

Besides this, in the Christian Holy Book (Gospel of Luke), Jesus (pbh) on the way to Jerusalem calmly explains to his Disciples that he will be taken ‘to be crucified’ – and he was taken but in reality not crucified! – causing them to fear but not Jesus because he knew already that the ONE GOD had sworn to protect him!

The Christian definition of events has Jesus (pbh) appear as a mealy-mouthed individual who trembles at his own shadow if the quote of Hebrews above is to be believed to be him! Because Jesus (pbh) was not a mealy-mouthed individual and that quote was about ‘our adam’ after the ‘wrong’ he committed, the Christian concept is just plain wrong when they attribute that quote to a ‘trembling Jesus’ praying in the Garden to be relieved of ‘being taken’ to be executed!

For he knew beforehand that he was going to be taken as can be seen in the Gospel of Mark and other places:

Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed {by what they were hearing from the Master’s mouth}. And as they followed they were afraid. Then he took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to him:

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death {by crucifixion} and deliver him to the Gentiles – {any non-Jew is a Gentile};                           Mark (10:32-33)

And so in a sense, we return to the WAY {of goodness or State of Fitra as it was in the beginning even before entering into the flesh*, one way or another, either eventually opposing it or being agreeable to it and hopefully to the WAY of MONOTHEISTIC worship as it was supposed to be in the beginning.

*Mankind was one single nation {in the beginning being ‘built on a State of FITRA’}, and ALLAH sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them HE sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed; but the People of the Book, after the clear Signs came to them, did not differ among themselves, except through selfish contumacy. ALLAH by HIS Grace guided the believers to the Truth, concerning that wherein they differed. For ALLAH guided whom HE will to a path that is straight.  Quran (2:213).

And this has been a recurring THEME since the beginning of which we have basically no knowledge of that forgotten time whatsoever. The only possible hint we have of this is from ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas which is rightfully vague and should therefore not be pursued.

So, we shouldn’t overly concern ourselves over that knowledge which cannot be reached until the openings up of the BOOK on the Last Day. Suffice it to say that we were created in the Beginning on a state of FITRA:

In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of GOD {RUH of ALLAH – for all things belong to ALLAH but are NOT ALLAH} was hovering over the face of the waters.  Genesis (1:1-2)

Therefore, one can hopefully sense the tension or the earliest struggle beyond the human knowledge of the forgotten time which saw the Angels in a sense of stupefaction when they saw that part of creation behaving in a lustful and raucous behavior contrary to a balanced and normal way of logical, harmonious life according to the concepts given to them upon their own creation.

The reply to this angelic confusion proves that ALLAH had a Plan and a Well-crafted Design in place which the Angels were not readily aware of:

Behold, your LORD said to the angels: “I will create a Vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Will YOU place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood while we do celebrate YOUR praises and glorify YOUR HOLY (name)?” HE said: “I know what you know not.”  Quran (2:30): therefore, ALLAH will never be taken unawares for HE is THE AWARE!

Angels cannot predict or plan anything. So, they actually saw a form of chaos taking place amongst ‘free spirits’ who before ADAM had no real form that they would be saddled with simply because ALLAH did not create man in ‘his image’ (Adam’s image) before Adam walked in the flesh! Basically the spirit or soul has no well-defined form as we can imagine.

People of various cultures and times are often fooled into thinking that GOD created man in HIS IMAGE and so they can depict GOD as man-like in appearance. That is most definitely wrong!

This proves that ALLAH is in charge and knew all things past, present and future as to HIS PERFECT DESIGN as is stated in the Ayat (verse) of the THRONE while at the same time giving a somewhat freehand to the men and jinn to opt for what would cultivate their desires gained from their incomplete and partially faulty observations of the creation. So, ALLAH didn’t force disobedience; HE allowed it to take place and therefore the paradigm of good versus evil began.

Since HE guides the good and lets evil roll in upon itself, we have the all too real concept of Paradise and Hell-Fire as well as prophethood acting as a magnet for souls who feel a certain ‘tug’ one way or the other. That is religion in a nutshell!

So, who saw ALLAH back then if even Archangel Gabriel can’t get passed the sixth level of Heaven (as we learn from hadith)? The answer is no one – no Angel, human, Jinn or anything else had the capacity to see THE ONE GOD directly! HE is much too HOLY and EXHALTED for that!

The Angels have no need to see ALLAH. ALLAH is what Paul in the Acts calls the ‘Unknown GOD’ and one either falls (eventually) on the side of Belief or Disbelief and it is just that simple:

For as I (Paul) was passing through and considering the {pagan} objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the ONE whom you worship without knowing, HIM I proclaim to you:

GOD, who made the world and everything in it, since HE is LORD of Heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands {as your idols do}.                       Acts (17:23-24)

As in the pagan Arab days of Jahiliyah where the pagan Arabs did acknowledge ALLAH as being the ONE and ONLY Creator but also attributed minor gods to be helpers and intermediaries, so also did those people whom Paul was speaking to.

In this case, history does tend to repeat itself. Today we have statues or images whom some pray to in order to appeal to their ‘Great GOD’ but that is just history repeating itself and it is nothing but pure unadulterated fiction besides being a great destructive evil of the soul.

Truly, it is to man’s benefit to worship but ONE GOD WHO has no partners (sons, daughters or mothers):

It is not befitting to (the Majesty of) ALLAH that HE should beget a son. Glory be to HIM! When HE determines a matter, HE only says to it, “Be”, and it is.                  Quran (19:35)

They say: “(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!”

Indeed you have put forth a thing most monstrous!

At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin,

That they should invoke a son for (ALLAH) Most Gracious.

For it is not appropriate with the Majesty of (ALLAH) Most Gracious that HE should beget a son.

Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to (ALLAH) Most Gracious as a servant.  Quran (19:88-93)

And that foreshadows Judgment Day!

And So It Goes!