[Al-Quran 50:6-8] Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and how it has no rifts? And the earth - We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind, Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah].

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Guarding the Womb

No change should there be in the creation of Allah [Quran 30:30] 
Mission of the Messengers - XI

Abstract 
The Womb plays a central role in creation. The most effective way to corrupt and destroy is from within. Believers must guard against corruption of creation through the womb.



Full Text

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ

الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا

وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ 

إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا


[Al-Quran 4:1] O mankind! Be conscious your Rab (Lord/Sustainer), the One Who created you from a single nafs, and created from her her mate, and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And be conscious of Allah Whom you ask, with it, and the wombs. Indeed, Allah is over you Ever-Watchful.  

The Quran repeatedly draws attention towards the wonders of creation! The uterus or womb is the specially designed organ in the female human and mammalian body capable of conceiving, developing and carrying a baby till birth.  

Surah an-Nisaa begins with a warning to be fearful and keep our duty towards Allah, with special emphasis on the womb. The surah goes on to mention unusual cases, detailing the guidance for each such situation. Then the Surah informs us that the rebellious Satan, when cursed by God, swore to take a portion of humans and said that:

[Al-Quran 4:116-121] ‘… And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah." And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss. …’ 

The most effective way to corrupt and destroy is from within. Satan aims to cause us to corrupt our very genome. To protect the Believers from being misled by the deception of Satan, great emphasis is thus placed on guarding the womb: 


يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا جَاءَكَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتُ يُبَايِعْنَكَ عَلَىٰ

أَن لَّا يُشْرِكْنَ بِاللَّهِ شَيْئًا

وَلَا يَسْرِقْنَ

وَلَا يَزْنِينَ

وَلَا يَقْتُلْنَ أَوْلَادَهُنَّ

وَلَا يَأْتِينَ بِبُهْتَانٍ يَفْتَرِينَهُ بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِنَّ وَأَرْجُلِهِنَّ

وَلَا يَعْصِينَكَ فِي مَعْرُوفٍ

فَبَايِعْهُنَّ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُنَّ اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

[Al-Quran 60:12] O Prophet! When come to you the believing women pledging to you [on] that not they will associate with Allah anything, and not they will steal, and not they will commit adultery, and not they will kill their children, and not they bring slander, they invent it between their hands and their feet, and not they will disobey you in (the) right, then accept their pledge and ask forgiveness for them (from) Allah. Indeed, Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.



Examples of Believers and Non-Believers
The Quran presents the example of four women: two distinguished Believers and two non-Believers: 
[Al-Quran 66:10-12] God sets forth, for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lut: they were (respectively) under two of our righteous servants, but they were false to their (husbands), and they profited nothing before God on their account, but were told: "Enter ye the Fire along with (others) that enter!"
And God sets forth, as an example to those who believe the wife of Pharaoh: Behold she said: "O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong" ;
And Mary the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout (servants).  

For the possible sin(s) of the wife of Noah and wife of Lut, please read World History and Future Implications
As regards Pharaoh's doings, the Quran 89:11-12 informs us that he was transgressing and spread much corruption. Mythological hybrids appear in ancient drawings and most probably were actual creatures as a result of crossbreeding. 
For an explanation of  'We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit', please read Virgin Birth.


Tinkering with Creation: Guidance & Warnings

We have been duly warned to not to tinker with Creation: 
[Al-Quran 30:30] So set your face to the religion upright. Nature (made by) Allah (upon) which He has created mankind [on it]. No change (should there be) in the creation (of) Allah. That (is) the religion the correct, but most men (do) not know.
[Al-Quran 30:41-43] Has appeared the corruption in the land and the sea for what have earned (the) hands (of) people, so that He may let them taste a part (of) that which they have done so that they may return. Say, "Travel in the earth and see how was (the) end (of) those who (were) before. Most of them were polytheists." So set your face to the religion right, before [that] comes a Day not (can be) averted [it] from Allah. That Day, they will be divided. 



Warning the Unbelievers: 

فَهَلْ عَسَيْتُمْ إِن تَوَلَّيْتُمْ

أَن تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَتُقَطِّعُوا أَرْحَامَكُمْ

أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ لَعَنَهُمُ اللَّهُ فَأَصَمَّهُمْ وَأَعْمَىٰ أَبْصَارَهُمْ

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا

[Al-Quran 47:22-24] Then would you perhaps, if you are given* that you cause corruption in the earth and cut off your wombs. Those, (are) the ones Allah has cursed them, so He made them deaf and blinded their vision. Then do not they ponder (over) the Quran or upon (their) hearts (are) locks?

* variously translated as given a chance, command, knowledge, authority, turned away ...

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Mission of the Messengers


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