Sunday, April 22, 2018

Reemergence of Romans as Predicted in Quran

Quran, the book of Allah reveled onto Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) not only relates past history and events as also contained in the three earlier books rev lead on Prophets Dawood, Musa and Isa (peace be upon them all), but has also at place predicted events that became true with the passage of time. The predictions are a clear sign of the fact that the Quran is a book from Allah as no man could predict future events with conviction.

One of the best predicted prediction that came true with three to nine years of its revelation is the conquest of the lost lands to Persian by the Romans. During the Quaric revelations, Romans and the Persians were two superpowers of the time but fiercely belligerent to each other.  Romans were led by Heraclius (610–641 CE), a Christian Emperor, whereas the Persians were Zoroastrians led by Khosro Parvez (reigned 590–628 CE). Under Khosro, the Persians expanded their territories up to Syria and Palestine. The also captured Jerusalem and destroyed the Holy Sepulcher and took away the ‘True Cross’ to Ctesiphon.  Then, in 619, they occupied Egypt and Libya.  In an encounter with the Romans at Thracian Heraclea (617 or 619), Persian almost captured Heraclius but he narrowly escaped to Constantinople.

Since Muslims had been told through Quranic revelations that Jews and Christians were also people of the holy books, they were more sentimentally attached to them rather than the non believer Persians. On the other hand, the non believers of Arabia rejoiced the achievements of their Persian brethren and mocked Muslims, which visibly and emotionally hurt the Muslims. At that time, the following verses of "Surah Rome" were revealed that brought good tidings fro the Muslims of a reversal of power game and rise of the Romans:
1. Alif-Lam-Mim.[These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].
2. The Romans have been defeated.
3. In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious.
4. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians),
5. With the help of Allah, He helps whom He wills, and He is the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.
6. (It is) a Promise of Allah (i.e. Allah will give victory to the Romans against the Persians), and Allah fails not in His Promise, but most of men know not.
And soon the prediction of Quran came true as Heraclius recaptured Jerusalem in 622.  He continued to recapture the lost territories and in the final blow on the Persian, Khosro was overthrown by his son, who made peace with Heraclius.  Thus Heraclius returned to Constantinople as a hero who had avenged his defeat at the hands of the Persians.

And following this victory, in 624 AD, a small army of 313 Muslims defeated the powerful army of the Meccans at the first inter Muslim-Non Believers battle at Badar. This was a great victory for the Muslims to beat the dominating non believers' army and show their strength.  Thus within a span a of two years two achievements of the believers, Christians and Muslims, over the two strong non believers of Persia and Makkah showed the protection given to believers by Allah Almighty.

There are many more predictions which shall be shared in one of our next posts.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Prophet Lut (Lot) and Allah's Wrath on his People

Quran has many anecdotes and events described in detail which serve as eye opener for people who have wisdom and intellect to ponder upon circumstance which compelled Allah to teach lesson to miscreants and those digressing from the enlightened path shown by Him.

One of the detailed account in Quran is about Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) and his people. This account is also available in the Biblical books and validates Islam's belief and acceptance of all holy books revealed on chosen messengers of Allah before Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Prophet Lut is said to be nephew of Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham, peace be upon him) and both had gone to Egypt. There they were gifted with vast herds of sheep and while returning a rift between the shepherds of two herds arose due to which both prophets parted ways and Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) went to the city of Sodom located west shore of present day Dead sea between the states of Jordan and Israel.

The people of the city were extremely misdirected, mislead beside being robbers and murderers. Though this was not enough of their bad deeds, they are reported be the first people in the history to have indulged in homosexuality. Since men did not have any interest in women, their women too had liking within their own kind. Even travelers coming to Sodom were picked up for their lust and many later killed.

The Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) tried his best to persuade his people to come back to the righteous path and leave all their bad deeds and life of lust. But they never listened to him and instead asked him to leave them to themselves and go somewhere else. And when Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) would try to frighten them with a possible wrath of Allah, they would mock him and tell him to ask his God to send whatever he intended to sent upon them: “Bring God’s torment upon us if you are one of the truthful.” (Quran 29:29)

The Quran explains this in its Surah 26, verses 160-171:
"The people of Lot (those dwelt in the towns of Sodom in Palestine) belied the Messengers when their brother Lut said to them, 'Will you not fear Allah and obey Him? Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you. So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism) my reward is only from the Lord of the 'alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists). Go you in unto the males of the 'alamin (mankind), and leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your wives? Nay, you are a trespassing people!'
"They said, 'If you cease not, O Lut! Verily, you will be one of those who are driven out!'
"He said, 'I am indeed, of those who disapprove with severe anger and fury your (this evil) action (of sodomy). My Lord! Save me and my family from what they do.'
"So We saved him and his family, all except an old woman (this wife) among those who remained behind."
The Prophet Lut (may peace be upon him) was certainly disheartened but still continued his efforts to bring people of Sodom to the righteous path, though his efforts yielded no result. Even his own wife was with her community and did not follow her pious husband. 

Thus one day Prophet Lut (may peace be upon him) prayed to Allah to teach lesson to the disbelievers and the lustful people of Sodom. Allah thus sent two angels in the disguise of young beautiful boys. When they reached the walls of the city, Prophet Lut's daughter spotted them who was filling water from a stream. One of the angels came to her and asked for a place for rest. Being a dutiful daughter of his father and knowing the character of people of the city, she ran to her father and told him the arrival of strangers. Prophet Lut accompanied her daughter to the place and was himself stunned to see the beautiful people and asked who they were. But the angels refused to answer any question and asked him to be their host.

Fearful of them being spotted by the people of the city, Prophet Lut let the darkness fell and then brought them to his house unnoticed. But unknown to him, he had an informer right in his house - his wife, who instantly went out and spread the word in the town of the presence of two beautiful strangers in their house. And it did not take long for people of the town surround his house and asked Prophet Lut to surrender his guests to them. Prophet Lut was amazed as to how they came to know his guests but when he did not find his wife in the house, he got the clue.

Prophet Lut locked his house and pleaded them to go back to their wives rather than lustfully eying his guests and fear wrath of Allah. But they kept pushing and banging on his door but Prophet Lut did not allow them enter his house. When his guests saw the plight of their host, they then told him that they were God sent angels and the city people will not be able to harm them. When the mob heard the angels speaking, they fell back abusing and reiterated to come back in the morning.

The angels then asked Prophet Lut to leave his house along with his family, less his disobedient wife, immediately for Allah's wrath and fury was on its way. While leaving his house, the angels warned that no one should look back when the wrath of Allah descended upon the people of Sodom. And sure enough, as they left the town they felt a huge tremor and volleys of fire filled stones falling on the city. In fact the city had been lifted up and then struck back on earth with a mighty force. Prophet Lut's wife who had followed his family had her heart still attracted to her people and turned back to see what was happening to them. In that very instant shoe too was burnt alive and turned into ashes.

This is how, the entire episode is narrated in the 15th chapter of Quran:
"Then when the Messengers (the angels) came unto the family of Lot, he said, 'Verily! You are people unknown to me.' They said, 'Nay! we have come to you with that (torment) which they have been doubting. And we have brought to you the truth (the news of the destruction of your nation) and certainly, we tell the truth. Then travel in a part of the night with your family, and you go behind them in the rear, and let no one amongst you look back, but go on to where you are ordered.'
"And We made known this decree to him, that the root of those (sinners) was to be cut off in the early morning.
"The inhabitants of the city came rejoicing (at the news of the young men's arrival). Lot said, 'Verily! These are my guests, so shame me not. And fear Allah and disgrace me not.' They (people of the city) said, 'Did we not forbid you to entertain (or protect) any of the 'alamin (people, foreigners strangers etc) from us?' Lot said, 'These (the girls of the nation) are my daughters to marry lawfully if you must act so.'
"Verily, by your life (O Muhammad), in their wild intoxication they were wandering blindly. So as-salihah (torment, awful cry, etc.) overtook them at the time of sunrise; and We turned (the towns of Sodom in Palestine) upside down and rained down on them stones of baked clay. Surely! In this are signs for those who see (or understand or learn the lessons from the Signs of Allah). And verily! They (the cities) are right on the highroad (from Makkah to Syria, i.e. the place where the Dead Sea is now). Surely! Therein is indeed a sign for the believers."
"So we saved him and his family, all, except an old woman (his wife) among those who remained behind. Then afterward We destroyed the others. We rained on them a rain of torment. How evil was the rain of those who had been warned. Verily, in this is indeed a sign yet most of them are not believers. Verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful."
Thus thereafter, people forgot who people of Sodom were but only what happened to them. The towns are no more - many believe these to be under water of the Dead Sea and attribute its highly alkaline water because it has under its fold a cursed city and bodies of cursed people who instead of living a clean life with their wives, chose to be homosexual - something abhorred by the Allah Almighty.

Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) then went to Prophet Ibraheem (may peace be upon him) and told him what happened to his people and how they remained unhurt. But to his surprise Prophet  Ibraheem (may peace be upon him) already knew what he wanted to tell. In fact the two angels sent by Allah had first visited Ibraheem (may peace be upon him)  and had already told him of their mission beside giving him the tiding of a son being born to him.
"And tell them about the guests (angels) of Abraham. When they entered unto him, and said, 'Salaam (peace)!' Abraham said, 'Indeed! We are afraid of you.'
"They (the angels) said, 'Do not be afraid! We give you glad tidings of a boy (son) possessing much knowledge and wisdom.' (Abraham) said, 'Do you give me glad tidings (of a son) when old age has overtaken me? Of what then is your news?' They (the angels) said, 'We give you glad tidings in truth. So be not of the despairing.'
"Abraham said, 'And who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord except those who are astray?' (Abraham again) said, 'What then is the business on which you have come, O Messengers?'
"They (the angels) said, 'We have been sent to a people who are sinners. (All) except the family of Lut. Them all we are surely going to save (from destruction).'
"Except his wife, of whom We have decreed that she shall be of the those who remain behind (she will be destroyed).
Thereafter Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) continued to spread the word of Allah to his new found people till his very last. But the episode of Prophet Lut (may peace be upon him) leaves a clear message to those digressing from enlightened path of Allah and indulging in activities (like homosexuality and belittling chose ones of Allah when they call them to purity) to beware of Allah's wrath, agony and torment for Allah does not like transgressors.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What is Holy Quran - The Book of Allah

Allah Almighty has sent three holy books for the guidance of the mankind through his chosen messengers before Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him). Prophet Dawood (David, peace be upon him) was the first to receive a holy book from Allah we know as "Zaboor". The second holy book Tawrau (Torah) was sent through Prophet Musa (Moses, may peace be upon him) and  the Injeel (Gospel) of Isa (Jesus, may peace be upon him).

After about six hundred years of revelation of Injeel, the fourth and final holy book "Quran" was revealed on Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) which not only encompasses the acknowledgement of earlier three holy books, but also contains references contained in the earlier books. Therefore it is incumbent upon all Muslims to believe in all previous prophets and the three holy books sent on to mankind.

Thus one finds details on Prophets Dawood, Musa and Isa (may peace be upon them all) along with many other prophets, mention of which is also made in the earlier three holy books. 

Thereafter, not only the linegae of prophethood stopped as well as the revelation of holy books, for Quran is the final word of Allah and is all encompassing for the enlightment of the humanity till the day of atonement.

The literal meaning of the word Quran is Arabic is 'That which is often recited.' The Quran is a collection of 114 chapters, called surahs in Arabic, divided into 30 parts called siparahs in Arabic. The Quran was revealed on the Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) by Allah through angel Jibraeel (Gabriel) spanned over a period of 23 years. The first of the verses of Quran were revealed on Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) when he was 40 years old and the last at the age of 63.

Allah in the very beginning of the first chapter of Quran specially makes a mention that undoubtedly Quran is a word from Him alone (Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 2):
This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are the pious and righteous, fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained).
When Quran was revealed, many non believers mocked Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) for making the verses from his own and trying to mislead them. Upon which Allah says in Surah Al Asar verse 88: 
Say: “If the mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.”
Many non Muslim often ask why Quran was not raveled in one go. For them Allah revealed an exclusive verse in Surah Al-Furqan Verse 32:
“And those who disbelieve say: Why is not the Quran revealed to him all at once? Thus (it is sent down in parts), that We may strengthen your heart thereby. And We have revealed it to you gradually, in stages”
Allah Almighty has taken upon Himself for the protection Quran for this being the last of his testaments, which is why why even after more than fourteen centuries after its revelation not a single word has either been added or subtracted from it, unlike all other earlier scriptures, which might not be accessible to us, in the form they were originally revealed. 

In short, Quran shows that enlightened path to the humanity which if adhered to as per commands of Allah Almighty, one's life in this world and that in the hereafter becomes a blessing, gifted and giving. That is why more and more people around the world are converting to Islam despite a wave of negativity being projected about Islam.

In the same discussion, we will deliberate the essence of 114 surahs of Quran in posts to follow. May Allah guide us to remain steadfast despite pollution of our knowledge and negativity prevailing around us and trying to belittle the word of Allah as revealed on Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him).


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Women in Islam

The West mocks Islam for cloaking their women from head to toe and restricting them to mere household chores and giving birth to and raising children. In fact a very bleak picture is painted of the plight of women in Islam and her wearing a hijab has become a matter of severe criticism. Some even pity the state and 'plight' of women in Islam.

This is one view. The other view is that of non Muslim women, living in a state of openness, individual freedom and free from any bonds to choose the living they wanted, still converting to Islam. This is the answer to those who pity women in Islam as women who were apparent free still chose to be women of Islam. Thus therefore, there must be something that still attracts women to Islam, beside men, and live a life altogether different of their forefathers, families and friends.

This subject will be not restricted to just one post, but many other to follow to explain the privilege and special position and status Islam reserves for the women.

The status of women in great Empires like the Roman Empire and other has been rather derogatory, unequal and for lustful needs of the men with no independent and individual status. For example in the Roman Civilization, If married she and her property passed into the power of her husband... the wife was the purchased property of her husband, and like a slave acquired only for his benefit. A woman could not exercise any civil or public office, could not be a witness, surety, tutor, or curator; she could not adopt or be adopted, or make will or contract. Among the Scandinavian races women were: under perpetual tutelage, whether married or unmarried. As late as the Code of Christian V, at the end of the 17th Century, it was enacted that if a woman married without the consent of her tutor he might have, if he wished, administration and usufruct of her goods during her life.

As per the Common English Law: ...all real property which a wife held at the time of a marriage became a possession of her husband. He was entitled to the rent from the land and to any profit which might be made from operating the estate during the joint life of the spouses. As time passed, the English courts devised means to forbid a husband's transferring real property without the consent of his wife, but he still retained the right to manage it and to receive the money which it produced. As to a wife's personal property, the husband's power was complete. He had the right to spend it as he saw fit.

But Islam right from the outset set clear instructions as regard to status of woen when revelaed in the 7th century AD. It was only by late 19th century did the Church and Christian world started to relaise the status of women and granted them a semblance of equalness.

Before the reveleation of Islam, the Arabs in Arabia would bury the newly born baby girls as it was a matter of shame for a MAN to bear a girl. Quran makes a special mention of this ritual:
"When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens and he is filled with inward grief! With shame does he hide himself from his people because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain her on (sufferance) and contempt, or bury her in the dust? Ah! What an evil (choice) they decide on?" [Quran 16:58-59]
And it was one of the very commandments from Allah to stop this inhuman treatment meted out to women and spelt to some rejoicing status and role for women under the fold of Islam. In fact one complete chapter in Quran, Surah Al Nisah' is reserved for the affairs related to women in Islam.

Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) thus says: "Whosoever has a daughter and he does not bury her alive, does not insult her, and does not favor his son over her, Allah will enter him into Paradise. "

At another place the Prophet is quoted as saying: "Whosoever supports two daughters till they mature, he and I will come in the Day of Judgment as this (and he pointed with his two fingers held together). " As against many misconceptions about imparting of education, the Prophet categorically asserted, "The right of females to seek knowledge is not different from that of males as seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim."

We will continue to be more specific as to the status and rights of women in Islam to quell many a misnomer about life of women in Islam.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Prophet Muhammad's Guidelines on How to Attend to One's Daily Chores

Islam is not only a religion but it also is a complete code of conduct of one's life. It not only tells its followers how to pray to Allah and ask forgiveness from Him alone for one's sins, but also tells the Muslims how to live a life and attend to their daily chores.

Thus beside conveying the Godly commands to the fellow Muslims, the life of Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) and His simple advices as to one has to attend to one's life individually and as a group so that peace and love oozes out all around and the world becomes a peaceful place to live. The Prophet not only advised to others to live a life in accordance with the instructions from Allah, but also lived a life a Himself which thus became a model for other Muslims to emulate and follow.

Herein under is a list of some Dos and Dont's the Prophet wanted Muslims to follow and adhere to. 
  • Refrain from sleeping in between the dawn and after sunrise voluntary prayers, afternoon and sunset prayers and sunset and late night prayers.
  • Don’t sleep too much - it causes forgetfulness.
  • Don’t look at the sky while offering prayers.
  • Don’t be proud of yourself for pride and vanity leads to the downfall of a man.
  • Don’t boast of your knowledge or wealth and health - for Allah does not like those who are boastful.
  • Don’t look behind frequently while walking.
  • Don’t spit in the toilet.
  • Don’t clean your teeth with charcoal.
  • Don’t break tough things with your teeth.
  • Don’t look for faults of others.
  • Don’t speak in the toilet.
  • Don’t chase the beggars.
  • Don’t speak tales about your friends.
  • Don’t antagonize your friends.
  • Don’t be suspicious about your friends.
  • Don’t stamp your feet while walking.
  • Don’t break your knuckles.
  • Don’t speak lies.
  • Don’t decide on your own but do consult others who know.
Food is a blessing from Allah. Therefore one should be very thankful and be mindful of the following:
  • Don’t be show distaste of food or dislike a particular food.
  • Don’t smell the food while you eat.
  • Don’t blow on your food when it’s hot - however you may fan it.
  • Don’t eat and drink with your left hand.
  • Don’t eat the food that is taken out from your teeth.
  • Don’t eat in darkness.
  • Don’t eat mouth-full.
  • Don't eat to your full, leave one third of your hunger unsatisfied as a full stomach leads to many diseases and ills.
Here are some more guidelines for Muslims:
  • Avoid traveling alone.
  • Check your shoes before wearing it.
  • Treat your guests well with good heart.
  • Be patient when in poverty.
  • Assist a good cause.
  • Do good to those who do bad to you.
  • Be satisfied with what you have.
  • Speak clearly so others can understand.
  • Think of your faults and repent - in fact repent at least 100 times a day so that you may be forgiven.
Each one of the above advises are points to ponder upon - the wisdom behind each would automatically be raveled. Some are even self explanatory as checking one's shoes before wearing for some deadly insect or even a scorpion may have slipped inside and may harm you when you put your foot inside.

We will talk of some of the above in detail and the philosophy behind such guidelines in posts to follow.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Why People of Other Religions Become Muslims

Generally talking, non-Muslims around the world have very vague and misinformation about Islam. Whenever the word Islam or Muslim is sounded or heard, eyebrows are raised in skepticism with a negative mindset. But despite this, we note that the rate of people of other religions converting to Islam is rising and even in countries like America and United Kingdom where hate game or the Islamophobia is at its best, other religion people are happily converting to Islam and clinging to it despite a negative mindset about Muslims and Islam.

Question thus arises what is so special about the religion of Islam that attracts non Muslims to leave their ancestral religion and convert to Islam? This is exactly the same stage of someone's life as was some 1400 years ago when Allah chose Muhammad (may peace be upon him) to be His messenger and to unfold a new code and way of life that would enlighten them and their future generations and put them on the righteous path - the path Allah had chosen to change their destiny forever.

I have read many accounts of non Muslims as to why and how they converted to Islam and some of the major reasons I found were:
  • The Oneness of Allah: In Christianity, the concept of Trinity and revering Prophet Isa (may peace be upon him) or Jesus as so called negates oneness of Allah. We know there is no god but Allah and none can be equated with Him. Muslims believe absolute oneness of Allah and always pray and seek help from Him alone. We in Islam believe that Isa (may peace be upon him) is a prophet of Allah and revere him for that, but not as God or equal to God. The Chapter ‘Al Ahad’ describes in detail the ultimate understanding of the concept of monotheism (we will deliberate on this in our subsequent posts).
  • The Concept of Original Sin: This concept of original sin of the newly borns is rather vague and thus the concept of Baptism to rid the newly borns of the sins they are born with. In Islam, Allah says in Quran, "Undoubtedly We have made man in the fairest stature." He has created man in fairest form and stature. Thus his being born with sins cannot be justified.
  • The Search for Ultimate Truth: People around the word are always seeking and searching the truth. And this is when they turn to Islam for the answers of many unanswered questions. And when truth is found, there is no turning back as there are very rare cases where converted Muslims reverted to their original religions.
  • Acceptance of all Prophets: While other holy religions, like Judaism and Christianity, only revere their prophets, Moses and Issac (may peace be upon them), Muslims accept all prophets and messengers sent by Allah before the prophet and messenger Muhammad (may peace be upon him) and take the Holy Books of Psalms, Torah and Bible as books of God. However, these books have been altered so much that these no more remain the original text which was Godly sent. On the other hand, Quran, the fourth and last Holy Book by Allah, remains unpolluted and despite a passage of more than 1400 years time period, not a full stop or comma has been changed.
These are some major reasons why non Muslims seek refuge in the folds of Islam as it provides them answers to their hitherto fore unanswered questions and provide guidance as to how to live a balanced life as enunciated in the Deen (way of life) of Islam.

We will continue to share more personal experiences and views of those who converted to Islam along with their reason to do so.


Prophets and Messengers of Allah

Almighty Allah has from time to time asked some of chosen pious men to guide the humanity lest they fall in the trap of the evil and Satan. It is believed that in all Allah sent some 1,24,000 prophets to different people to guide them and keep them on the path as desired by Him alone for Allah is the One who commands this universe and it would be on His final command that the day of judgment will come with the destruction of the entire universe.

Here a question arises as to what is the difference between a prophet and a messengers. Well in a simple layman's language as I have understood over the period of time is that each messenger is a prophet but each prophet is not a messenger.

The word prophet in Arabic is known as a Nabi. These were the chosen people of Allah who were tasked to guide people who had gone astray from the chosen path of Allah and help them to follow the righteous path prescribed to them by the earlier messengers of Allah.

Messenger of Allah are some of the many prophets specially chosen by Allah who were blessed with a code of conduct/law by Allah to their people. These special prophets are called Rasul in Arabic. For instance Prophets Dawood (David) Musa (Moses), Isa (Isac) and Muhammad, may peace be upon them all, were specially chosen to be the messenger of Allah and were blessed with the Hoy Books for the guidance of mankind which had gone astray since the last prophets came upon them and asked them to follow the righteous path of Allah.

While Nuh (Noah) may peace be upon him was not blessed with a Holy Book, he is considered to be the first Messenger of Allah after the people of Adam had forgotten the very purpose of their existence and started to worship idols. The story of Nuh (may peace be upon him) is very interesting from his motivation to his people till the great flood in which the entire humanity drowned except for those who sought refuge on Nuh's boat. 

We will discuss the peculiar circumstances under which the messengers of Allah were sent to their people and what specific task given to some of the prophets of Allah in separate posts later.

Also read: Lineage of Prophets

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