In Allah's Great Love and Compassion
Lovers of Love, Peace to your hearts. Presented here are a few ayats chosen from today’s section of Koran, section 3 which is in the Surah 3, Al-i-Imran. May you enjoy them. What strikes me in these first few days of reading and listening to the Koran again is how the revelations given to the Prophet Muhammad, may he be showered in holy peace, were confirming the precious previous revelations. Allah is not just addressing the Prophet Muhammad and his community and their immediate affairs. Allah is revealing Himself as the God of all humanity and is drawing in the sacred lineages of previous Prophets as part of the whole landscape of faith of the one who consciously submits, the muslim, to their Creator and Rabb. One of the signs of complete submission, and therefore one of the earmarks of a muslim, is the acceptance of the authenticity of all the revealed Traditions and their Prophets. The Way of islam is by necessity a way of universal faith. If it becomes sectarian in any way it is no longer truly islam. Islam is not a culture, or a separate religion. It is simply and purely complete acquiescence and submission to the Truth, to Love, without hesitation, without reservation.
Behold! The angels said: O Mary, your Cherisher gives you wonderful news of a Word from Him. His name will be the Messiah Jesus, the son of Mary, honored in this world and in the Hereafter. And he is one of those nearest….
And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel.
And appoint him as an apostle to the Children of Israel to whom he will speak, “I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord, in that I fashion out of clay the figure of a bird and breathe into it and it becomes a living bird, by Allah’s power and permission. And I heal the blind and the lepers, and I waken the dead, by Allah’s power and permission. And I declare to you what you consume and what you store away in your houses. Truly in this is a Sign to awaken your hearts if you have faith.
I have come to confirm what was revealed before me in the Torah and also to make permissible part of what was forbidden to you.
I have come with a Sign from your Lord and Cherisher so be in awe of Allah and heed my guidance.
Know that Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So turn to Him in devotion. This is the direct path of truth.
(The submitted ones will) say, “We believe in Allah and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes. And what was given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no difference among them and to Allah we offer ourselves in complete submission.”
Surah Al-i-Imran 3 Verses 45, 48-50, 84