Al-Jumu'ah (Friday) (62)-11 M

1>        Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah the Sovereign the Holy One the Exalted in Might the Wise

2        It is He Who has sent amongst the Unlettered [Ummiyeen] an apostle from among themselves to rehearse to them His Signs to sanctify them and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom although they had been before in manifest error

       #5451        The Unlettered: as applied to a people, it refers to the Arabs, in comparison with the People of the Book, who had a longer tradition of learning, but whose failure is referred to in verse 5 below. As applied to individuals, it means that Allah's Revelation is for the benefit of all men, whether they have worldly learning or not. (62.2) 5452        His Signs: Allah's wonderful Signs in His Creation and in His ordering of the world. It may include the Verses of the Qur-an, but they are more specifically referred to as "Book" in the next line but one. (62.2) 5453        Cf. ii. 129, and n. 129. Read again the attributes in the last verse. Allah is full Sovereign, and therefore cares for all His subjects, including the meanest and most ignorant, and sends His prophets or messengers to them. He is the Holy One, and therefore purifies and sanctifies those who were steeped in superstition and wickedness. He is Exalted in Power, and therefore He can confer all these blessings on the most unlikely people (verse 3), and no one can stay His hand. He is wise, and therefore He instructs in wisdom, both through written Scriptures, and in other ways, e.g., by means of a knowledge of life and its laws, and an understanding of His wonderful universe. (62.2) 5454        Previous ignorance or error is no bar to a person or nation receiving the blessings of Allah's revelation, provided such person or nation has the will to come to Allah and the capacity to bear His Message. For an instance of incapacity through arrogance, see verse 6 below#

       *** Yet again the word "Ummiyeen" means UNLEARNED in Scriptures and does not mean illiterate/unable to read and write.

        This is another verse which reaffirms the previous ones that the pagan Arabs and Muhammad had no knowledge of the One and Only God until the 'revelations' of the Quran.        

       This asserts that the pagan Arabs had absolutely no idea or knowledge of the contents of the Bible and Scriptures and had it not been for the Arabian 'Jews', the Quran would not have been 'revealed' to Muhammad the Ummi/Unlearned but definitely not illiterate.

       While the much maligned Jews in the Quran had been carrying forth the light of Monotheism for the 2500 years prior to Muhammad's 'revelations', the alleged descendants of Ishmael, the Arabs and Muhammad were wallowing in the abyss of paganism.

       It was primarily because of the 'Jews' of Arabia, the descendants of the Hebrews and Israelites as well as the Arab converts to their religion, that Muhammad was 'inspired' to create a scripture similar to theirs for his
pagan Arabs ***

3>        As well as (to confer all these benefits upon) others of them who have not already joined them: and He is Exalted in Might Wise.

4>        Such is the Bounty of Allah which He bestows on whom He will: and Allah is the Lord of the highest bounty.

5>        The similitude of those who were charged with the (obligations of the) Mosaic Law but who subsequently failed in those (obligations) is that of a donkey which carries huge tomes [asfara] (but understands them not). Evil is the similitude of people who falsify the Signs of Allah: and Allah guides not people who do wrong.

       #5457        The Children of Israel were chosen as special vehicles for Allah's Message early in history. When their descendants corrupted the Message and became guilty of all the abominations against which prophets like Isaiah inveighed with such zeal and fire, they merely became like beasts of burden that carry learning and wisdom on their backs but do not understand or profit by it.#~

       *** The Mosaic Law was given to the People Israel who carried it forward throughout all the centuries against  incredible odds so that its light would shine upon the only donkeys that can be found in this narrative: the Muhammadan Arabs, who had forgotten Allah - if Allah is the God of Israel - during the centuries that the Jews were obeying the Law.

       Had it not been that the Jews were carrying the light of Monotheism in Arabia, Muhammad would not have been 'inspired' with his 'revelations' since he would not have known anything about the Bible.

        The Quran uses (Asfara =Tomes) which is actually a loan Hebrew word (Sepher=Book) especially since the Arabs of those days did not have a tradition of writing or the paper to write them on nor did they have a single written book of any kind.

       Even today, they still are the same unlearned/ignorant Arabs that they were in the days of Muhammad because they still ignore the fact that it was God Himself as mentioned in His Torah - as relayed to Moses and to the People of Israel - that He, the Almighty, did  Choose them as a People to carry forth to humanity the first ever light of the
One and Only God.

        It was Muhammad and his followers who perverted and still pervert the meaning of that choice by implying that it is a self aggrandizing, self promoting and selfish claim, contrary to the actual meaning, concepts and precepts of the Torah and in spite of the fact that the Quran itself CONFIRMS that CHOICE.

       It was Muhammad, his Quran and later his followers who have proven themselves to be the most


6>        Say: "O ye that stand on Judaism! if ye think that ye are friends to Allah to the  of (other) men then express your desire for Death if ye are truthful!"

       #5458        Of Jewry is a very different thing from following the Law and Will of Allah. An arrogant claim to be a chosen people, to be the exclusive possessors of divine teaching, to be exempt from any punishment for breaches of the divine law, (cf. ii. 88), is presumptuous blasphemy. It may be Judaism, but it is not in the spirit of Moses. (62.6) 5459        Cf. ii. 94-96. If they claimed to be special friends of Allah, why do they not eagerly desire death, which would bring them nearer to Allah? But of all people they are the most tenacious of this life and the good things of this life! And they know that their grasping selfish lives have run up a score of sin against them, which will meet its recompense#~

       *** The Jews NEVER claimed to be the Chosen People. It was God who told them that they were Chosen by Him.

Exodus 3: 7. "And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows"----

Exodus 4: 22. "And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the Lord, Israel is my son, my firstborn; 23. And I say to you, Let my son go, that he may serve me; and if you refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay your son, your firstborn"

Deut 7: 6. "For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a special people to himself, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.7. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples"

Quran 45: 16 "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command and Prophethood; We gave them for Sustenance things good and pure; and We favored them above the nations.

       Since the Torah is the Book of Revelation for Israel, given by God, as CONFIRMED by the Quran, then how can the interpreters of the Quran, in the name of Allah, deny it?

       In his interpretation of the previous verse, the translator did not hesitate for a moment to actually use the expression in its correct manner ***

7>        But never will they express their desire (for Death) because of the (deeds) their hands have sent on before them! And Allah knows well those that do wrong!

8        Say " The Death from which ye flee will truly overtake you: then will ye be sent back to the Knower of things secret and open: and He will tell you (the truth of) the things that ye did!"

9>        O ye who believe! when the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly) hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah and leave off business (and traffic): that is best for you if ye but knew!

       #5461        Friday, is primarily the Day of Assembly, the weekly meeting of the Congregation, when we show our unity by sharing in common public worship, preceded by a Khutba, in which the Imam (or Leader) reviews the week's fife of the Community and offers advice and exhortation on good living. Notice the gradations of social contact for Muslims if they followed the wise ordinances of their Faith. (1) Each individual remembers Allah for himself or herself five or more times every day in the home or place of business, or local mosque, or open air, as the case may be. (2) On Friday in every week there is a local meeting in the central mosque of each local centre,-it may be a village, or town, or ward of a big city. (3) At the two 'Ids every year, there is a large local area meeting in one centre. (4) Once at least in a lifetime, where possible, a Muslim shares in the vast international assemblage of the world, in the centre of Islam, at the Makkan Pilgrimage. A happy combination of decentralisation and centralisation, of individual liberty and collective meeting, and contact at various stages or grades. The mechanical part of this ordinance is easy to carry out. Are we carrying out the more difficult part?-the spirit of unity, brotherhood, mutual consultation, and collective understanding and action? (62.9) 5462        The idea behind the Muslim weekly "Day of Assembly" is different from that behind the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday) or the Christian Sunday. The Jewish Sabbath is primarily a commemoration of Allah's ending His work and resting on the seventh day (Gen. ii. 2; Exod. xx. 11): we are taught that Allah needs no rest, nor does He feel fatigue (ii. 255). The Jewish command forbids work on that day but says nothing about worship or prayer (Exod. xx. 10); our ordinance lays chief stress on the remembrance of Allah. Jewish formalism went so far as to kill the spirit of the sabbath, and call forth the protest of Jesus: "the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath" (Mark. ii. 27). But the Christian Church, although it has changed the day from Saturday to Sunday, has inherited the Jewish spirit: witness the Scottish Sabbath; except in so far as it has been secularised. Ourteaching says: 'When the time for Jumua Prayer comes, close your business and answer the summons loyally and earnestly, meet earnestly, pray, consult and learn by social contact; when the meeting is over, scatter and go about your business'. 5463        The immediate and temporal worldly gain may be the ultimate and spiritual loss, and vice versa. #

       *** As learned as the interpreter is, he none the less follows his base instincts of hatred to the extent that he would overlook reality and facts and continues with his mendacity.

       Just as he is willing to repeat his lies and distortions, I have to counter them with the truth that can be checked and ascertained very easily.

       The Jews do not commemorate the Sabbath because God got tired and was resting on the seventh day as the Muhammadans preposterously, stupidly and maliciously claim.

        The God of the Jews, whom the Muhammadans also claim as their own, did not rest on the Sabbath because He was TIRED but because He ceased the process of creation that was completed on the sixth day.

       Two thousand years before Muhammad and his pagan Arabs started understanding the meaning of Monotheism, the Israelites/Jews already knew the Omnipotence of the Almighty and would never have attributed to Him the infantile and pagan idea of getting tired.

       Moreover, although the Torah does not insist that the Sabbath should be a day of prayers, that is exactly what the Israelites/Jews have turned it into.

        Whilst the Arabs needed a direct instruction, an order to pray on Friday, the love and respect that the Israelites had for God allowed them to do so without any order or instruction.

       Muhammad, his Quran and his followers did not and have not grasped the importance and sublime purpose of the Shabbath for all of God's creatures.

       It is a Day of Rest - cessation of all endeavors and work -  not only for the Israelites but even for their slaves, their animals and their land so that they can enjoy God's bounties, observe His wondrous creation with heads held high instead of them concentrating on their work with heads held low.

       It is a day for the re-energization and re-generation of the people. It is a day that is made completely different from the other six days ***

10>        And when the Prayer is finished then may ye disperse through the land and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that ye may prosper.

11>        But when they see some bargain or some amusement they disperse headlong to it and leave thee standing.  Say: "The (blessing) from the Presence of Allah is better than any amusement or bargain! And Allah is the Best to provide (for all needs)."

       *** This verse is interesting since it reprimands his followers who are shown to have a very superficial understanding of Muhammad's  message since they were easily distracted by amusement or bargains, leaving him high and
dry talking to the wind ***