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And further Abraham lifted upon eyes and look behold behind a ram caught in the thicket
by his thorns and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him for the burnt instead
of his son. Instead of his son, he slaughtered the goat. And he thought now I am redeemed.
Abraham was redeemed by slaughtering the goat. This is the concept. Allah is asking your
life, you are slaughtering the goat, you mean the Jews. You means the Jews and the Christians,
because this text I am reading from the Bible and this is the belief of a Christian. According
to the Christians this is a belief of a Jew and a Christian which is very easy to slaughter
the goat and you are redeemed. But in the Quran we are analyzing how he sacrificed.
What is the process of sacrifice in the Quran. So when Ibraheem A.S. and Ismail A.S. agreed
in the Quran for submitting and giving their wills, so how Ismail A.S. was elevated. Quran
So when Ibraheem A.S. and Ismail A.S. had agreed that they will give their lives for
the cause of Allah, Ismail A.S. especially because Ibraheem A.S. as already mentioned
as the leader, it is his son’s elevation. So when they both agree for the cause, so
Allah tells them that he takes a promise. In the first ayah he said my promise will
not reach the wrong doers. Now the promise is that both of you will purify my house.
Purify my house for those who compass round, for those who stand, for those who bow and
prostrate themselves. So now this is the covenant which Allah has mentioned for Ibraheem A.S.
and Ismail A.S. as the Imam and the leaders, what and how they are going to purify the
house for those who compass those who stand and bow and prostrate themselves. So Allah
knows that there are people who have got the love for Allah are performing this act. They
are standing, they are bowing and prostrating themselves, but their minds are not having
the purification of the house. The house of Allah, a mental house and as well as a physical
house of Allah in Makkah. You see when we say this is a house of Muslim sitting in the
audience or a house of Allah. The same is the house of Allah or enters in the house
of Allah that is a physical house in Makkah and at the same time, mental understanding
when you come in the understanding in the Islam when you become a Muslim you enter into
house of Allah or house of Islam. In this connection, the purification is for those
who are going round or bowing and prostrating themselves, Ibrahim A.S. and Ismail A.S. are
commanded or covenanted that you have to purify them. They still do not have the concept.
But there is a covenant in the Bible as well and that covenant is only to be found in the
bible. I will only read once and you should follow it very easily. According to the Bible
Jews and Christian faith,
So ladies and gentleman that is the Jews and Christian practices in the world. The Jews
are being following that covenant and the covenant in the Quran is to purify the house.
The covenant in the Quran is to purify the house for those compass round for those who
stand or intent upon who bow and prostrate themselves, that is the covenant which the
Muslim are performing today and they will keep on performing. Again and again in the
history of mankind that action is being performed in Makkah and in mentally. And you have to
take the standing position of Ibraheem, the salah performed. The standing position of
Ibraheem is the Imam, the leader where in Muslim community where the Muslim have prayer
time, the imam who leads the prayer recites the ayaats of Allah is the standing position
of Ibraheem p.b.u.h. So that you have to take the standing position. That you have to take
the standing position and you have to purify the house for those who going round compassing
round or going round or putting and intenting and who bow and prostrate themselves. This
is the system what Ibraheem and Ismail A.S. were covenanted by Allah to do so. The covenant
is known, the position of salah is known, but now how Ibraheem and Ismail A.S. has to
fulfill the dream. Up till now first it was a dream. Then Allah says this is the covenant
you have to do to become the Imam, the leader. But that was a dream. So now we will see how
Allah interprets or confirms the dream. How Allah confirms the dream according to the
Quranic ayaats. Allah is confirming the dream.
So for that dream Allah is making this dream the truth. How you will perform that ritual
that you will enter into the sacred mosque, you will enter into the sacred mosque. Allah
has fulfilled the vision of his messenger, what Ibraheem A.S. saw, how he is interpreting,
with truth. If Allah wills you will enter into the sacred mosque in security without
fear. Your heads and haircut shaved off or shortened. Your salah or prayer curtailed.
For he knows what you know not and he made besides this a clear opening. This is the
vision being confirmed by Allah for the messenger. The covenant was you have to purify the house.
Now Allah says that you will enter that house the sacred mosque. This is being explained.
And now Ibraheem A.S. and Ismail A.S. how they enter the sacred mosque, how they purify
the house for those who are going round, standing, bowing and prostrating themselves, how they
do it. This is very important ayat I am going to read. In surah baqarah 2 ayah 128, how
they perform that ritual
Ladies and gentleman you see Allah has asked Ibrahim A.S. and Ismail A.S. to purify the
house for those who are standing, bowing and prostrating themselves that means purify the
house for them. So Ibrahim A.S. is raising the foundation or purifying the house by asking
back to Allah, O our Lord, make both of us Muslim in your sight. Make both of us Muslim
in your sight How to purify them that you have make Muslims, you have to make Muslim
these people Muslim in your side not Muslim to shiaism, not Muslim to sunniism, not Muslim
to qadianism, not Muslim to Hinduism, not Muslim to all kinds of Muslims. You must know
ladies and gentleman, Muslim means to submit, you are submitting to schools of thoughts,
are you Muslim in the sight of Allah? I am asking. Are you accepted by Allah as a Muslim.
So Ibrahim A.S. said O our Lord, make us Muslims in your sight, for you. not a nationality
card that you are a Muslim, we have to be Muslims in the sight of Allah, that is the
prayer that is the purification of the house. That is how he purified. We submit, Muslim
means submission. If I submit to my leader and that leader is a Christian I am a Muslim
to Christian, if I submit to Hinduism, I am a Muslim to Hinduism, I am submitting to Hinduism,
if I submit to Judaism, I am submitting Muslim to Judaism, Muslim means submission, you agree,
you are submitting to his will. You are not submitting to the will of Allah, the submission
according to the will of Allah is mentioned in the Quran, you have to be Muslim in the
sight of Allah. And Ibrahim A.S. is asking that he should be a Muslim in the sight of
Allah, for Allah, for Allah, O our Lord, make us Muslims in your sight, in your sight, for
you, and a Muslim nation in the sight for you not for other people. You are making a
mockery to the name of Islam and Muslim by making yourself as Gods on this planet earth,
you are not a God. You are nothing, you have to be Muslim in the sight of Allah and Ibrahim
A.S. and Ismail A.S. said the very same thing, in spite of the fact he was a leader, in spite
of the fact he was the father, in spite of the fact he was the greatest prophet one of
the greatest. He said not that he is taking for granted he is a Muslim, I have come here
to make other people Muslims, no himself said that, that in spite of all the greatest attributes
I recited in the beginning, he still said O our Lord, make us Muslims in your sight.
O our Lord make us Muslims for you and ways of nation Muslims in sight of you and show
us the places of solitude. You are most of returning, most merciful. Same. He is purifying
the house for the people. These duas or the call of Ibrahim is how he is purifying the
house for the people. Further he says in …
That is the call of Ibrahim A.S. he cannot make Muslims, he cannot make Muslims to people,
of course he cannot, he is asking Allah to raise a messenger among them who shall recite
the ayaats of Allah, who will teach them the knowledge of the book, and … them and purify
them and teach him wisdom that is the call the prayer. He is asking Allah again and again.
He is not saying that I will make you a Muslim. You are all kafirs? I am the only Muslim person
on the planet earth I am going to make you Muslim, no, no, he is asking Allah. O Allah
O our Lord raise among them a messenger of their own, who shall recite your ayaats, your
ayaats, and purify them and give the knowledge of the book and wisdom, surely you are exalted
and wise. This is the basic, the principles or the foundations by virtue Ibrahim A.S.
and Ismail A.S. raised the foundations, the basic one foundation is to raise this foundation
and purify the house for those who are standing, who are bowing, who are prostrating themselves
but their mind is not pure, so read these ayaats. In
This was the process by virtue he was purifying the house. This is the sacrifice, which Ibrahim
and Ismail A.S. gave. Both them that they are on the front with the house of Allah.
This is the sunnat and a practice how you become in the sight of Allah. In
He was being elevated for the front meaning he was made the Imam, the same status hold
by Ibrahim A.S. which he has asked that imamat should be among my children. when Ibrahim
A.S. and ismail A.S. agreed that he will offer Ismail A.S. to sacrifice his life for the
cause of Allah and when he agreed, so both of them submitted to the will of Allah, so
Allah says and Ismail A.S. was elevated for the front.
That means he was put in front of all the Muslim world as a leader like Ibrahim A.S.
Bible says he is a wild man, further Allah says remember in the book that Ismail was
truthful to what he promised and he was a messenger and a prophet. So these are the
status given to Ismail A.S. in the Quran. In
so Ibrahim A.S. by raising these foundations, Allah says that O Ibrahim p.b.u.h. you have
made the vision true. The sacrifice has been made true by Allah for Ibrahim A.S. and Ismail
A.S. in the Quran. Allah says that we redeemed you, we ransom
you with great sacrifice this act performed by Ibrahim A.S. was redeemed by Allah with
a great sacrifice that a physical he saw in the dream was a physical slaughter taking
about life of Ismail physically but it was redeemed instead of taking physical he gave
his spiritual life for the cause of Allah. This is how he was redeemed with a great sacrifice
instead of physical slaughter, he has to sacrifice his life for the cause of Allah and Islam.
According to the Bible, Jews and Christian faith when Abraham took the knife to slaughter
the son, Isaac, in the Bible in
According to the Christian interpretation from the words that Abraham was to slaughter
the son and God will provide a lamb, so what happened, the Christian scholars are interpreting
verse Bible verse as what. They say that people sins can be forgiven by Jesus Christ going
up on a cross and giving his physical life on the cross. Why? For the sins of mankind,
this is known as redemption. Jesus Christ is supposed to be on the cross, supposed by
the Christian theologist, supposed to be on the cross and gave his life for the sins of
mankind, for the redemption of mankind, so you Christian people don’t have to do anything
their works are no more required the price has been paid by Jesus Christ a God-Son-God
type of business. This is one theology of how to save from the fire. Redemption. The
Jews said no, no, no, you don’t have to sacrifice the son of God, or God or son what
we have done it to the goat. We have done to the goat, we slaughter the goat, we are
redeemed. So in
Now Allah says if you reject the system, if you reject Allah has told us in the Quran,
how to get redeemed, how to be Muslim in the sight of Allah, how to be performing salaah
in the system. If you don’t do that so Allah says: If you had whatever is in the earth,
all the earth you possess, whatever the earth possesses if you have got that and you want
to offer as a ransom or redeem yourselves from the punishment of fire, Allah said he
will not accept it. This is very clear. The redemption is only going to take place by
what Ibraheem A.S. did it. You have to follow that example and all the prophets follow that
example. If you have otherwise the killing and the slaughtering of the children has been
done in all times by their own concepts and ideologies. In surah
Meaning similar Allah is mentioning that the idolators or the mushriks have slaughtered
their children by their own ideologies, different different concepts, they are not practicing,
they are not giving their lives to Allah. They are being killed physically and mentally
by practicing of the mushriks religion and cause confusion in the religion. Allah has
made attraction a killing of their children, they are adulators, they are idolaters so
that they will cause confusion and destroy them and cover them over them with their religion,
cover their own religion over children because the child does not know anything, he is a
simple person. You give your concepts whatever your school of thought you belong. You force
the child to believe in those ideas and you make sure that you do it. You have been associating
with Allah other scholar, you listen to them and then you force your children to listen
to that. This is known as the killing of their children. In
Now Allah says in this ayah that Allah has made this vision a fascination and a captivation
for all mankind, meaning we Muslims have to take the head by the vision of Ibrahim A.S.
and Ismail A.S. how they sacrificed their lives, we have to follow exactly what they
did, but with the spirit we should do it, the spirit we should do it. So Allah says
we have made the vision that we showed you, a captivation and fascination for all mankind.
So it is a captivation that how to sacrifice your life we have to offer our lives for Allah.
This is a sacrifice which Ibrahim A.S. and Ismail A.S. did it then Allah will raise you
on his standards as a leader or the imam as mentioned in the Quran. It is the process
has to be continued but it has to be done by Allah. So this is a captivation for mankind and in
These ayaats Allah says to Ibrahim A.S. that when he left, he left for us to follow that
system, the same system, the same vision we have to follow, as a father you have to follow
Ibrahim A.S. as a son you have to follow Ismail A.S. sunnat by submitting to the will of Allah.
Till now we have understood that Ibrahim A.S. and the sacrifice for his son and the dream
and how it was fulfilled by him and by Allah. Now I am trying to
you few verses related to the family, I mentioned in the beginning, the family, Ibrahim A.S. wife and the second
son, what is the status given in the Quran for them. So in
who Ishaaq, that is the status in the Quran for Ishaaq and in so what is your good news. Ibrahim A.S. second
son, the good news is being to him as a righteous prophet in old age. So he said what you are giving me good news, I am old. So okay
the good news. So
his wife is there. Ibrahim A.S. wife is there. In
She was surprised because of her old age. Because every man and woman both of us know
there is a period of time when woman goes old she cannot have children. So she said
she is amazed that I will have a son, when I am old and my husband is