AMMANISM VERSUS ISLAM
بِسم الله الرحمنِ الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين
Amman Message was initiated in 2005 by King Abdullah II of Jordan. For this purpose, a Conference was convened by him in Amman, Jordan, in July 2005 in which 200 scholars, mostly from 72 misguided sects, were invited. It was reported that the Conference attendees endorsed King's initiated Message Document, in which, 8 Schools of thought of all Sects, like Salafis, Deobandis, Ikhwan, Shias, Ibadis, and hundreds of their sub groups, were declared as Islamic. In other words, the scholars agreed that the followers of all 73 sects and their hundreds of sub groups are Muslims. Read more.Later, the King issued another declaration 'Amman Interfaith Message' the same year 2005, in which Christians and Jews were declared 'believers' (Momineen) on par with Muslims'. Read more.Prince Ghazi bin Mohammad, the special envoy of King Abdullah II of Jordan, and his Team are working on a Project titled "Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism", launched on May 12, 2010. This Project is based on a book written by a Shia author Reza Shah Kazemi, Research Fellow at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and introduced by contributions from Dalai Lama, Prince Ghazi and Dr. Hashim Kamali.The project is based on the following important review points which have been placed as link on the official 'A Common Word' Website. Read more.(a) After a number of meetings in Jordan between HH the 14th Dalai Lama and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, a true and profound “Common Ground” between Islam and Buddhism has been formally recognized.(b) Although Buddhism is clearly non-theistic, the ultimate Reality affirmed by Buddhist thought, and the supreme goal sought by it, is proposed to correspond closely with the Essence (al-Dhāt) (Unity) of God in Islam. (Astaghfirullah).A closer look of the above, will lead anyone to conclude that, soon a document will be issued by King Abdullah II, declaring Buddhists also as "Believers" on par with Christians, Jews and Muslims. And for this purpose, some Quranic verses and Ahadith will be misinterpreted to convince innocent Muslims.The King may apply the same 'Common Ground' logic for Hindus as well, since Hindus also believe in a Supreme Formless Consciousness which simultaneously exists as the Absolute Transcendent and Omniscient Power (Shakti). Meaning, Hinduism has one supreme God, but it also has an extensive hierarchy of limitless number of Gods. Thus Hindus, may also be declared "believers" by another Amman document and Muslims will be compelled to believe in Hinduism as a true religion. Allahu Akbar.HINDUS ALSO DECLARED AS BELIEVERS
A Hindu-Jewish Religious Leadership Summit was held in Israel during February 17-20, 2008 in which it was declared that Hindus are covered in the people who believe in one God. There is a commonality between Judaism and Hinduism since both believe in one Supreme God.
The Summit declared that Hindus' worship of their innumerable Devataas by making their idols, is not idol worship.
Following was the declaration of the Summit.
"It is recognized that One Supreme Being in its formless and manifest aspects has been worshiped by Hindus over millennia. The Hindus relate to only One Supreme Being when they pray to a particular Devataa. This does not mean that Hindus worship ‘idols’. They worship devataas who are manifestation of the One Supreme Being." Read more.There is no doubt that Amman Message is part of the new world order being imposed on the world by Zionists.(6) The 'Common Ground' logic can also be applied for the Makkan Pagans of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) time, to declare them "believers" (Momineen) by another Amman Message since they also believed in "Allah".
It is in Quran - وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّنْ خَلَقَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۖ [Meaning - If you ask them who created them, they (the Pagans) would surely say Allah]. (Az-Zukhruf - 87)
It is Quran - قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَمَن يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَمَن يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۚ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ ۚ فَقُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ [Meaning - "Say, Who is it that gives you all sustenance from the sky and earth, governs sight and hearing, brings forth life from the dead and death from the living and plans the affairs of man? ' They (the Pagans) will all say Allah"] (Younus - 31)AMMAN MESSAGE CONFUSION AT A GLANCE(i) First Amman Message claimed all Muslim sects are "believers", irrespective of their conflicting un-Islamic beliefs. Branding Amman Message as Ijma (consensus) of 72 deviated sects, they are compelling innocent Muslims to believe in schools of thoughts of all Sects as real Islam. Read more...(ii) The Second Amman Message titled "Amman Interfaith Message" claimed Christians and Jews as "believers" in spite of their polytheistic beliefs.It is in Quran - وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ النَّصَارَى الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ قَوْلُهُم بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۖ يُضَاهِئُونَ قَوْلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن قَبْلُ ۚ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ [ Meaning - The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ] (At-Taubah - 30)(iii) The third Amman Message came in shape of a document titled "A Common Word", in which they initiated a dialogue with Christians and Jews to unite them with Muslims as "Believers".(iv) The fourth Amman Message is being developed under a Project titled "Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism" in which Buddhists are expected to be declared as "Believers" on par with Christians, Jews and Muslims, even though Buddha explicitly rejected the concept of a Creator (Almighty God) and denied endorsing any views on creation of this Cosmos. Buddhists believe in the existence of Devas (Gods) (Super Beings in Higher Realms) but they (the gods), like humans, are said to be suffering in Samsara (life), and Buddha is portrayed as a teacher of gods and superior to them.Why Buddhism is being included in Amman Message? One answer to this could be, the Amman Message is the Zionists concept of Unity of Religions; and it is reported that a large number of Jews currently practice Buddhism. Rodger Kamenetz, the author of "The Jew in the Lotus", says, 'a third of all Western Buddhist leaders come from Jewish roots'. More than half of the participants in the Vipassana Meditation Retreat near Dharamsala, India are Israelis. According to one estimate, three out of four Western visitors to the Spiritual Center of Tibetan Buddhism and the Seat of the Dalai Lama are Jewish. Most of the signs in Dharamsala sport Hebrew letters.The Islamic Message of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) never changed from Adam ( علیھ السلا م ) till Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
It is in Quran - قُولُوا آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْأَسْبَاطِ وَمَا أُوتِيَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَمَا أُوتِيَ النَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ [Meaning - Say (O’ Muslims), We believe in Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Abraham (Ibrahim – علیھ السلا م), Ishmael (Ismael - علیھ السلا م), Isaac (Is-haq - علیھ السلا م), Jacob (Ya'qub – علیھ السلا م), and to Al-Asbât (the twelve sons of Jacob - Ya'qub – علیھ السلا م), and that which has been given to Moses (Musa - علیھ السلا م) and Jesus ( Isa - علیھ السلا م), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We (the Muslims) make no distinction between any of them, and to Him (Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی) we have submitted (in Islam)].’ (Al-Baqara – 136).(v) After Buddhists, they may claim a 'Common Ground' between Hindus and Muslims to declare Hinduism as truthful religion and their followers as "Believers" on par with Muslims, Christians, Jews and Buddhists, because they also believe in a Supreme Cosmic Spirit in Hindu Vedānta philosophy known as Brahman, which is invisible, formless and supreme.
Darul Uloom Deoband most respected Professor of Hadith Maulana Arshad Madani, who is also President of Jamiatul Ulema-e-Hind (Salafi Group) has declared that "Hindus are not Unbelievers". Read details in the Hindi Newspaper clip dated February 26, 2009.The same logic may apply for other religions, like Sikhism and others to declare their followers as "Believers". WHAT A COCKTAIL OF RELIGIONS !!!
Obviously, the actions of the King are politically motivated. He is using like-minded-scholars to support his political Agenda.
The King seems to be in a declaration spree, and in the process, has virtually assumed the powers of Almighty God. He is misinterpreting Quranic verses and Ahadith for his ill conceived political objectives.
However, the whole world knows, the King is merely a puppet of NATO and Zionists; like President Karzai of Afghanistan. Therefore, it is anybody's guess, as to who is behind Amman Messages.
SAUDI SUPPORT TO AMMAN MESSAGES
An extra-ordinary session of OIC was conducted on 7-8 December, 2005, in Makka, Saudi Arabia and the 3 Points of Amman Message were formally adopted by the OIC.
The Producer (King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia) and the Director (King Abdullah II of Jordan) of Amman Message.
Later, a signature campaign was carried out to encourage more scholars to sign the document. In total, over 500 signatures were taken on the document. Read More...
Amman Message is being promoted in Muslim countries through: (i) Inter-Islamic treaties; (ii) National and international legislation using the three Points of Amman Message; (iii) Publicity through advertisements, publications and multimedia; (iv) Teaching of Amman Message in school curricula and university courses worldwide; (v) Training of Mosque Imams and propagating Amman Message via sermons in mosques and Islamic gatherings.
Utilizing the huge funding and support from Saudi Arabia, Muslims around the Globe are being brainwashed to believe in a cocktail religion 'Ammanism' in which everyone is regarded as true believer irrespective of his faith.
A question arises here, why Saudis are spending huge sums to brainwash Muslims around the Globe?
The answer is simple. They want to rule the world in cooperation with Jews by a proxy Khalifa-e-Islam. Some people say that since Najdi ancestors of Sauds, the ruling clan of Saudi Arabia were Jews, they have a natural inclination to be close to Jews than Muslims. Be that as it may, but the majority view of the people is that Saudis have no choice but to cooperate with Zionists to realize their own dream of ruling the Islamic world.
The Saudis are in a deep delusion. They should know that once King Abdullah II of Jordan becomes the Khalifa, the entire 56 Muslim countries will come under the direct control of NATO, which is controlled by Zionists. Saudis are a puppet now, and will remain a puppet then. They will be used until their wells are pumping the crude. Once these dry up, the Saudis will be thrown into the garbage bin.
THE ZIONISTS' PLANMaking a cocktail of all religions, is essentially a Zionists' idea. The Zionists want to rule the world by bringing all people into one combo religion under their influence. They are using King Abdullah II of Jordan for this purpose.
Spiritual Judaism - One People World UnitedWatch this Video Clip about the teachings ofGlobal Religious Leaders of all faiths, including Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Brahma Kumaris, Jew and others are seen in the picture at Elijah Jewish Retreat, Oxford, UK - March 2012.The participants came from all over the world under an sponsorship program funded by Jewish Missionaries. Watch this Video Clip presented by Elijah Jewish Retreat, UK.Thus, it is needless to say that the Amman Message, initiated by King Abdullah II, and attested by Ammani Scholars, Politicians and Dictators, is a consensus (Ijma) of 72 Misguided sects and Hypocrites who are working to sell Muslim Ummah into hands of Zionists.It is in Hadith - The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said " (In the end times) A man would be a Muslim in the morning and unbeliever in the evening or a believer in the evening and unbeliever in the morning and would sell his faith for worldly gains (Muslim, Book of faith, # 118, Tirmidhi # 2195, Ahmed Vol 2, p 390).
In this book we have provided some disturbing facts about Amman Interfaith Message and have provided detailed information about our Global Interfaith Message.
We are positive that all books in this series will be very useful for Muslims.
AMMAN INTERFAITH MESSAGE
Parallel to the Amman Message, King Abdullah II also launched Amman Interfaith Message in 2005. Read more...
Under Amman Interfaith Message, the King has declared Christians and Jews as believers on par with Muslims.
According to Amman Interfaith Message, there are three Central Ideas which are common to Islam, Christianity and Judaism, as follows.
(i) Belief in the Unity of God
(ii) Worship and devotion to God(iii) Love and Justice towards Human BeingsMeaning, the Amman Interfaith Message claims that Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in the Unity of God (or one common God). This is a blatant lie and misrepresentation of facts. Look at what Muslims believe.
It is in Quran - Say (O’Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is one. Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is independent. He does not have children. Nobody has given birth to him. Nobody can match Him or equal Him”. (Al-Ikhlas - 1- 4).
As against the above Islamic belief, the Christians believe in 3 Gods; the Father God, the Son of God [Prophet Jesus (Isa. - علیھ السلا م) and the Holy Ghost. Similarly, the Jews believe that Prophet Ezra (Uzair - علیھ السلا م) is the son of God. (Astaghfirullah)
MISINTERPRETATION OF QURANIC VERSES
The following two Quranic verses have been quoted on the official Website of Amman Interfaith Message in support of their claim that Jews and Christians are believers on par with Muslims.
(i) Say: O ye people of the Scripture, come to a common word between us: that we will not worship other than God and not associate anything with Him, and that none of us shall take others for Lords besides God (Aal-e-Imran - 64).
(ii) Truly the believers are brothers. Therefore make peace between your brothers and observe your duty to God that perhaps ye may obtain mercy (Al-Hujurat - 10).
Readers will notice that only part of the verse # 64 of Surah Al-e-Imran is mentioned.
Then verse # 10 of Surah Al-Hujurat is mentioned to mislead people that Christians, Jews and Muslims are brothers in faith. This kind of interpretations are political ploy to fool innocent Muslims.
We have explained below the correct understanding of the above verses.
(i) It is in Quran - قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَىٰ كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلَّا نَعْبُدَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَلَا نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُولُوا اشْهَدُوا بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ [Meaning - Say: "O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's - سبحانہ و تعا لی Will)] (Aal-e-Imran - 64).
The entire verse is asking Christians and Jews to come back to the right belief, from their current belief of Trinity. Muslims are commanded to ask Christians to refrain from their belief in 3 Gods; the Father God, the son of God and the Holy Ghost. The verse specifically describes this fact and clarifies "that we (Muslims) worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves Lords and patrons (like their belief in three Gods) other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)".
The verse further states that "If then they turn back, (then you O'Muslims) say you bear witness that we are Muslims (and they are not believers)".
It is abundantly clear that the above verse does not call Christians as believers. As a matter of fact, it is demanding Christians and Jews to become believers like Muslims by renouncing their self concocted Trinity theory.
(ii) It is in Quran - إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ [Meaning - The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.] (Al-Hujraat - 10).
The above verse is from Sura al-Hujraat. Right from the start, this Sura deals with Muslims. There is no mention of Christians and Jews here. The word "Mominoon" has been used in this verse for Muslims. The verse explains that if two Muslims (Momineen) have a conflict of any kind, it is important that we make peace and reconciliations between them. Here Muslims are declared as brothers in faith.
The Amman Interfaith Message misinterprets the above verse to claim that Christians and Jews as "Momineen" just like Muslims. (Astaghfirullah).
It looks, the King and the Ammani scholars have become absolutely fearless from Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). We fail to understand how could they mislead people in this fashion? They should think that there is a long life after death in which they have to reply for their deeds. What will happen to them in Hereafter, if they mislead innocent Muslims in this fashion, is anybody's guess.
Some Ammanis present the following verses to claim Christians and Jews as 'believers on par with Muslims'. They claim that on the basis of these Quranic verses, they cannot do 'takfeer' of Christians and Jews (declare them as unbelievers).
(1) It is in Quran - إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَىٰ وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ [Meaning - Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed to you O' Muhammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and work righteous - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.] (Al-Baqara - 62)
(2) It is in Quran - كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ ۗ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم ۚ مِّنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ ( Meaning - You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are perverted transgressors.) (Aal e Imran - 110)
They also claim that since they do not know who, among the Christians and Jews are 'Momineen', therefore, they do not want to do 'Takfeer' of anyone among them. Meaning, they are preaching that Christians and Jews of the present day should not be regarded as unbelievers. In other words, they should be treated as "believers" on par with Muslims.
Look at them, how they are fooling around by misinterpreting the Quranic verses. Read the following Hadith.
It is in Hadith - It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) observed: By Him in whose hand is the life of Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), he who amongst the community of Jews or Christians hears about me, but does not affirm his belief in that which I have been sent and dies in this state (of disbelief), he shall be but one of the denizens of Hell Fire. (Muslim Book 1, Hadith # 284)
Therefore, the correct understanding of the Quranic verses (al-Baqra 62, and Aal e Imran 110) mentioned above is; the people who had Sahih Iman during the life times of their Prophets and beyond until the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) will be rewarded as per their good deeds. Like the Jews who really believed in their Prophets' teachings, as it was taught to them by their prophets during their life times and later, before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), will get reward for their righteous deeds. Similar is the case with Christians. However, after the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), they are required to believe in the Sharia brought by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). If they reject, they will be treated as Kafirs/Mushrikeen.
Read following Quranic verses to understand this issue in its right perspective.
(1) It is in Quran - لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ ثَالِثُ ثَلَاثَةٍ ۘ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَـٰهٍ إِلَّا إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۚ وَإِن لَّمْ يَنتَهُوا عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَيَمَسَّنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ [Meaning Indeed those who say: 'Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is the third of the Trinity' became unbelievers. There is but One God. If they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve.] (Al-Ma'eda - 73)
In the above verse, Christians are clearly regarded as Unbelievers (Mushrikeen) who will enter Hell for painful punishment. There is Ijma (consensus) of all Muslim scholars on this for the past 1400 years. Meaning, for all practical purposes, Christians are treated on par with other non-believers (like Hindus) in the Court of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) because of their polytheist trinity beliefs.
If Christians and Jews change their faith and believe in the existence of one God (not in Trinity), as described in Quran, and also believe in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as the seal-of-Prophets and obey the Islamic commandments, then they can be treated as "Believers".
(2) It is in Quran - وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ النَّصَارَى الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ قَوْلُهُم بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۖ يُضَاهِئُونَ قَوْلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن قَبْلُ ۚ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ [ Meaning - The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ] (At-Taubah - 30)
The above Quranic verse says "Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) curse be on Christians and Jews", then how come King Abdullah II of Jordan calls them "Believers on par with Muslims"? Definitely this is against the commandments of Quran and Ahadith.
(3) It is in Quran - اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ [ Meaning - Keep us on the right path. The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down (Jews), nor of those who go astray (Christians).] (Fatiha - 6-7)
It is consensus (Ijma) of all Mufassireen of Quran that Jews and Christians have been referred in the above verses.
MISINTERPRETATION OF AHADITH
Ammani Scholars have allowed Christians and Jews to come to Muslim mosques for worship as per their religious beliefs. Meaning, they want to convert all Muslim mosques into Churches / temples to facilitate worship by the followers of other religions. To justify their stand, they misinterpret a Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Hadith in which some Christians were allowed to pray in Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) mosque in Madina. Let us briefly discuss this Hadith to know facts.
It is in Hadith - A Christian Najran delegation came to Medina at the time of the afternoon prayer and entered the Masjid-e-Nabawai, when Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and sahabah were still busy in the afternoon prayer, the Christians turned to the East and prepared to worship. Some companions, (after the Salah) wished to prevent them worshiping, (but) the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) commanded that they be left alone and permitted to worship.
[Tabarî, Ibn Kathir, Razî, Qurtubî; Surah Al‘Imran, 3/1-61; Part of these commentaries dealt with the beginning of the Surah, and some with the 61st verse, known as the mubahala verse). (Hamidullah, The Prophet of Islâm, trans: Salih Tug, Ankara 2003, I, 920; Saricam, The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and His Universal Message, 278.]
Important points related with this Hadith
(a) Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was busy in Asr prayers, when the delegation arrived.
(b) The Christians entered Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) mosque without taking any prior permission, turned to the East and prepared to worship. Some companions, after the completion of Asr prayers, wished to stop Christians from prayers. But the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) commanded “they be left alone and allowed them to finish their prayers.
(c) It is obvious that the Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) primary aim was to invite these Christians to Islam.
(d) For this purpose, negotiations were continued for three days, while the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) gave them time to know the facts of Islam by their own eyes by remaining in the mosque and observing Muslim prayers.
We will discuss briefly, what happened between the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and this delegation during their 3-days stay.
Najran was a big area of land at a distance of seven trip stages southwards of Makkah towards Yemen. It included seventy three villages. It took a fast-rider, one day ride, to get there. (Fath Al-Bari 8 / 94). Its military forces consisted of a hundred thousand fighters.
The delegation's arrival was in the year 9 Hijri. It was comprised of sixty men. Twenty-four of them were from noble families.
The following three, out of twenty-four, were at one time, leaders of Najran.
(i) Al-‘Aqib, who was in charge of prince-hood and government affairs. His name was ‘Abdul Maseeh.
(ii) As-Saiyid (the Master) under whose supervision were the educational and political affairs; his name was Al-Aiham or Sharhabeel.
(iii) Abu Haritha bin ‘Alqamah was the third. He was bishop to whom all religious presidency and spiritual leadership belonged and were in his charge.
The delegates met the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and exchanged inquiries with him; but when he invited them to Islam and recited the Quran to them, they refused.
(Look here, the primary purpose of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was to invite them to Islam. He never declared that the mosque is a common place where Muslims and Christians can pray on a permanent bases - as has been interpreted by Ammani scholars. Also Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم is not treating them as believers on par with Muslims. He is emphasizing them to accept Islam.
The Christian delegation asked the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) what he thought about ‘Isa (Jesus), (علیھ السلا م ). The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) delayed the answer the whole day till the following Quranic verses were revealed to him.
It is in Quran - إِنَّ مَثَلَ عِيسَىٰ عِندَ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ آدَمَ ۖ خَلَقَهُ مِن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ [ Verily, the likeness of Jesus (علیھ السلا م ) before Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is the likeness of Adam (علیھ السلا م). He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: ‘Be!’ — and he was.]
الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ فَلَا تَكُن مِّنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ [ (This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of those who doubt.]
فَمَنْ حَاجَّكَ فِيهِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْا نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءَنَا وَأَبْنَاءَكُمْ وَنِسَاءَنَا وَنِسَاءَكُمْ وَأَنفُسَنَا وَأَنفُسَكُمْ ثُمَّ نَبْتَهِلْ فَنَجْعَل لَّعْنَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْكَاذِبِينَ [ Then whoever disputes with you concerning him (Isa - علیھ السلا م) after (all this) knowledge that has come to you, (ie. Isa - علیھ السلا م) being a slave of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), and having no share in Divinity) say: (O'Muhammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) ‘Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves — then we pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) upon those who lie.] (Aal-e-Imran - 59 - 61).
When it was morning, the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) told them what ‘Isa (علیھ السلا م ) was in the light of the above revealed verses.
He left them a whole day to consult and think it over. So when it was next morning and they still showed disapproval to admit Allah’s (سبحانہ و تعا لی) Words about ‘Isa (علیھ السلا م ) or to embrace Islam, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) suggested Al-Mubahala, that is, each party should supplicate and implore Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) to send His Curse upon him or them if they were telling lies.
After that, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came forward wrapping Al-Hasan (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and Al-Husain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) under his garment whereas Fatimah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) was walking at his back. Seeing that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was serious and prepared to face them firmly, they went aside and started consulting.
Al-‘Aqib and As-Saiyid (the Master) said to each other: "We shall not supplicate. For, I swear by Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), if he is really a Prophet and exchanges curses with us, we will never prosper nor will the descendants of ours. Consequently neither us nor our animals will survive it."
Finally they made their mind to resort to the Messenger of Allah’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) judgement about their cause. They came to him and said: "We agree with you what you have demanded." The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) then formalized the agreement and ordered them to pay Al-Jizya (tribute) and he made peace with them for the provision of two thousand garments, one thousand of them to be delivered in Rajab, the other thousand ones in Safar. With every garment they had to pay an ounce (of gold). In return they will have the covenant of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). He gave them freedom to live peacefully in their land.
They asked the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to appoint a trustworthy person to receive the money agreed upon for peace, so he sent them the trustworthy man of the nation Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) to receive the amounts of money agreed on in the peace treaty.
The above details clearly show that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) did not approve Christians as believers on par with Muslims (as Taher Ul Qadri and other Ammanis are claiming).
Also it is most likely that the delegation was allowed to stay in the mosque as, till then, there was no provision made, no special building was constructed, to house large delegations.
In addition, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) insisted them to accept Islam as per the commandments of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). This is different from what the propagators of Amman Message are doing. They are mixing up religions by misinterpreting this Hadith.
Also, there is no single occasion during or after Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) when Muslims were allowed to participate in Non-Muslims' religious festivals and their worship, as Minhaji Ammanis and some other sects are doing in the name of Interfaith.
When Najran delegation refused to accept Islam, Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) invited them for Mubahala. They were scared to enter into Mubahala, therefore they conceded for an agreement with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to remain as Islam's protectorate on payment of a nominal amount.
Soon Islam started spreading in Najran, and those who accepted Islam, did not have to pay Al-Jizya that usually non-Muslims paid. It was reported that Al-Aqib and As-Saiyid embraced Islam as soon as they reached Najran on their journey back home. It is also said that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) sent to them ‘Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) too, for the collection of charities and tribute. (Fath Al-Bari 8 / 94, 95; Za'd Al-Ma'ad 3 / 38 - 40)
The story of Najran people is not complete unless a later episode is mentioned here; when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) sent Khalid ibn al-Walid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), to the tribe of Al-Harith ibn Ka’b, of Najran. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) ordered Khalid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) to call on those people to accept Islam and to give them a period of three days to make up their minds. If they accepted Islam, Khalid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was to accept that from them. If they refused, he would fight them. When Khalid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) arrived there, he sent his emissaries all over the place, calling on the people to accept Islam. They accepted Islam without any hesitation and it looked they were waiting for someone to encourage them, as by then, they were convinced about the truth of Islam.
Khalid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) stayed there for some time to teach the people Islamic faith and deeds. He wrote to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) about the results of his mission, and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) wrote back asking him to return to Madinah bringing a delegation from that tribe. When they arrived in Madinah and spoke to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), he asked them: “How did you achieve your victories in pre-Islamic days?” They said: “We used to stick together and allow nothing to divide us into groups. We also never started any injustice.” Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: “You are telling the truth.”
It is abundantly clear that the above Hadith is misquoted and misinterpreted by Taher Ul Qadri and other Ammani scholars to fool innocent Muslims.
In view of this overwhelming evidence in Quran and Ahadith, we fail to understand how come the King and his so called scholars claim that Christians and Jews are believers (Momineen).
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF
ABDULLAH II BIN HUSSAIN ( عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين)
King Abdulla II of Jordan. For more pictures of the King and his family Click Here
He attended St Edmund's School, Hindhead, Surrey, before moving to Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1980, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, and served as a troop commander in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars. In 1982 he completed a one-year Special Training Course in Middle Eastern Affairs at Pembroke College, Oxford University.
King Abdullah II married Rania al-Yasin in 1993.
Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents from Tulkarm. She attended the New English School in Jabriya, Kuwait, then received a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. She worked in Citibank US, and Apple Inc. Amman. Known as a sharp dresser with expensive tastes for designer goods, she is a fixture in London society pages. She was ranked as the third most beautiful woman in the world by Harpers and Queen magazine in 2005. Read more...
King Abdullah II, with Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein (b 28 June 1994) and Princess Iman (b 27 Sept 1996).
Toni Gardiner, mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, met late King Hussein when she was working as Secretary on the sets of the famous film "Lawrence of Arabia" during its shooting in Jordan. Hussein provided Jordanian Army to work in the film because he had high respect for the notorious British Agent T.E. Lawrence.
On 25 May 1961, King Hussein married Toni Gardiner as his second wife and gave her the title of HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein. However, after 10 years of marriage, she divorced King Hussein on December 21, 1971. She is staying in Jordan after the divorce.
The ruling clan in Jordan claims that they are the descendants of Hashimites. Based on this claim, some people say that we should not disrespect the King and his family.
Abu Lahab and Abu Jahl were also closely related to Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). But we do not respect them as Sahabah or close relatives of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Why? Because of their actions of Kufr. Similar is the case with the Jordanian Royal Family who call themselves Hashimites. Look at the King's background, life style and his actions which reflect their deep rooted evil villainous nature. The King is literally going against the commandments of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). As a matter of fact he is attempting to eliminate Islam from this Planet. This is the reason, Muslims consider him as Sufyani and relate the present situation in Syria and Nazim Haqqani's announcement of declaring him as Khalifa-e-Islam, as emergence of Sufyani. How far their opinions are true, only the time will tell.
Sufyani (السفياني), is mentioned in Ahadith as an evil King in the world before the advent of Imam Mahdi (علیھ السلا م ).
It is in Hadith - Abu Hurayrah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) has narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said - A man will emerge from the depths of Damascus. He will be called Sufyani. Most of those who follow him will be from the tribe of Kalb. He will kill by ripping the stomachs of women and even kill the children. A man from my family will appear in the Haram, the news of his advent will reach the Sufyani and he will send to him one of his armies. He (referring to the Mahdi - علیھ السلا م ) will defeat them. They will then travel with whoever remains until they come to a desert and they will be swallowed. None will be saved except the one who had informed the others about them. [Mustadrak Al-Hakim (4 : 468 - 469 = 1990 Ed. 4 : 515) declared it sahih].
Since Jordan and Syria were one country a few years back, therefore, may be Amman is the place which is referred in the Hadith as the depth of Damascus. Allahu A'alamu.
DEVASTATING EFFECTS OFAMMAN INTERFAITH MESSAGE
Taher Ul Qadri is a signatory to the Amman Message. He openly says that his Minhaji followers have been instructed to visit temples, Churches, Gurduwaras to participate in religious Ceremonies there. And people from all religions, Christians, Hindus, etc., are allowed, in the Central mosque and all other mosques belonging to Minhaj, to worship as per their religious customs.
THREE POINTS OFGLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGEGLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGE - POINT # 1As far as the concept of peaceful and progressive co-existence in the world is concerned, it is mandatory on all of us to live in peace and harmony. We should never wish bad for others, we should never try to hurt others, physically or mentally and we should spread the message of love, not only among Muslim sects, but among people of other faiths.
We can always say to our brothers and sisters who are Jews, Christians or from any religious group in the world, in a mild way, that even though we disagree with them in basic faith, we definitely would like to live in peace and harmony with them. There is nothing wrong in it. Islam is the only religion which has taught the world what is religious tolerance and how it is practiced. If it was not like that, probably 90% of the world population would have been Muslim today.
Muslims never did ethnic cleansing as others did in Spain (Millions of Muslims); Bosnia (Millions of Muslims); Iraq & Afghanistan (Millions of Muslims); Hiroshima & Nagasaki (millions of Buddhists); Australia (20 million aborigines); North America (100 million Indians); South America (50 million Indians); Africa (180 million African slaves) - The list is very long.
GLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGE - POINT # 2
It is dangerous to establish truthfulness of all faiths in the world by misinterpreting Quranic verses and Ahadith. Faith is related to heart. Let everyone have the faith of his/her choice.
Also remember, we cannot invite Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wrath in order to improve our relations with the people of different faiths. We should not claim that all 73 sects of Muslims, including Christians, Jews and Buddhists are true believers. This is Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) prerogative. He will decide on the day of Judgment as to who was on the right path and who had gone astray.
GLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGE - POINT # 3
During our Interfaith dialogue with other religious groups, there is no harm in reminding them about moral values mentioned in their scriptures. We can also mention corresponding moral values described in Quran and Sunnah. However, let us not forget that people feel bored listening to moral sermons. Therefore, we should emphasize the material benefits of peaceful co-existence and community welfare that can be achieved by mutual cooperation.
Hatred divides people and no one benefits from hating each other. In this context, we should be aware of the political ploys of our rulers, and vote bank politics of our politicians, who often promote hatred among Groups of people to create pockets of influence and vote banks to remain in power eternally.
Evil Strategies of our Politicians
In order to draw people's attention away from rampant corruption and governance failures, our politicians often create an emergency situation in the country and blame it on a particular group of people by branding it an act of terrorism. This evil act is clandestinely repeated at different intervals, in selected high profile parts of the country, to create a dramatic effect and fear psycho among people to keep them engaged, while they (the politicians) plunder the country's wealth.
People say that George Bush was the legendary founder of this practice and many politicians around the Globe have learnt these skills from him and are successfully keeping their people engaged while they are eating their countries' resources like termite.
The economic melt down of so many countries show how our politicians kept their people engaged in terrorism and hate talk, while they swallowed their countries resources unnoticed. We consider this unchecked behavior of our politicians is the main cause of hate in our society and economic woes of our people. We should understand these things and keep a watch on these selfish politicians who divide human society and bring doom to their countries.
THE FINAL WORD
Let us not mix all religions to develop a new Cocktail Religion - Ammanism. If you do that, you are sure to loose in this world and will be thrown in Hell Fire in Hereafter.
The problem of hate and division among our people is artificially created by vested interest. We need to develop a mechanism to check evil behavior of our politicians, rulers and their controlled mafia in civil society.
Remember the majority of our people belonging to all religions and groups, are peace loving. They are busy in arranging food, shelter and education to their children/families. They do not have time to hate others. The hate frenzy and state/group sponsored terrorism in the world is the result of vote bank politics and our politicians' unending greed for more power and money.The real problem lies there and we should attempt to address it to achieve our objectives of peaceful co-existence and economic prosperity in the world.