Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 190-200) The Family of Iram

190. In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, are signs for people of understanding.

191. Those who remember God while standing, and sitting, and on their sides; and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, You did not create this in vain, glory to You, so protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”

192. “Our Lord, whomever You commit to the Fire, You have disgraced. The wrongdoers will have no helpers.”

193. “Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to the faith: `Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, and remit our misdeeds, and make us die in the company of the virtuous.”

194. “Our Lord, and give us what You have promised us through Your messengers, and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Surely You never break a promise.”

195. And so their Lord answered them: “I will not waste the work of any worker among you, whether male or female. You are one of another. For those who emigrated, and were expelled from their homes, and were persecuted because of Me, and fought and were killed-I will remit for them their sins, and will admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow-a reward from God. With God is the ultimate reward.”

196. Do not be impressed by the disbelievers’ movements in the land.

197. A brief enjoyment, then their abode is Hell. What a miserable resort.

198. As for those who feared their Lord: for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever-hospitality from God. What God possesses is best for the just.

199. Among the People of the Scripture are those who believe in God, and in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed to them. They are humble before God, and they do not sell God’s revelations for a cheap price. These will have their reward with their Lord. God is swift in reckoning.

200. O you who believe! Be patient, and advocate patience, and be united, and revere God, so that you may thrive.

My interpretation: 

The ending to this chapter that has been given to Muhammad to say as a prayer to the people for the people. Muhammad is told here to call on God and ask for Mercy and Forgiveness, and to keep leading them on the straight path. Those that have been humble and faithful in the past, have been noted by God, Gabriel is telling Muhammad.

And now it is time for the new muslims to help spread the message of unity and ways to peace between themselves and with God. They are being called to not be impressed by the wealth or power of the disbelievers…it is only temporary and nothing to strive for that takes precedence over faith.

This is a call to all people of all faiths that believe in God and pray in appreciation of what has been given to them. They have not been part of the religious leaders’ schemes to sell the words of God and alter the meanings. They will be united with the muslims as their brothers and sisters in Heaven. Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and other faiths we do not strongly define like Hinduism when practiced as monotheism, Muhammad is told they will be the righteous and will be welcomed to the Gardens just the same.

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Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

All the good people of the world, together as shining souls entering the gates of Heaven.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 180-190) The Family of Iram

180. Those who withhold what God has given them of his bounty should not assume that is good for them. In fact, it is bad for them. They will be encircled by their hoardings on the Day of Resurrection. To God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth, and God is well acquainted with what you do.

181. God has heard the statement of those who said, “God is poor, and we are rich.” We will write down what they said, and their wrongful killing of the prophets; and We will say, “Taste the torment of the burning.”

182. “This is on account of what your hands have forwarded, and because God is not unjust towards the creatures.”

183. Those who said, “God has made a covenant with us, that we shall not believe in any messenger unless he brings us an offering to be consumed by fire.” Say, “Messengers have come to you before me with proofs, and with what you asked for; so why did you assassinate them, if you are truthful?”

184. If they accuse you of lying, messengers before you were accused of lying. They came with the proofs, and the Psalms, and the Illuminating Scripture.

185. Every soul will have a taste of death, and you will receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is swayed from the Fire, and admitted to Paradise, has won. The life of this world is merely enjoyment of delusion.

186. You will be tested through your possessions and your persons; and you will hear from those who received the Scripture before you, and from the idol worshipers, much abuse. But if you persevere and lead a righteous life-that indeed is a mark of great determination.

187. God received a pledge from those who were given the Scripture: “You shall proclaim it to the people, and not conceal it.” But they disregarded it behind their backs, and exchanged it for a small price. What a miserable exchange they made.

188. Do not think that those who rejoice in what they have done, and love to be praised for what they have not done-do not think they can evade the punishment. They will have a painful punishment.

189. To God belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. God has power over all things.

190. In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, are signs for people of understanding.

My Interpretation:

This is Gabriel giving knowledge to Muhammad that he will need to sustain him. The Angel is explaining how even though men in charge mock God and his prophets on earth, and say terrible things about the Giver of Life instead of appreciate Him, these men will not go unpunished for what they have done to others.

Each evil deed done is tallied up and kept in a record of their life, and they will be shown what they have done to others in the End. Never worry, the evil will always get their just reward and punishment. It’s karma and how the universe works.

Another proof in the idea Muhammad did not write this himself, is the explanation given to Muhammad that he will be mocked, ridiculed, and even threatened against just as the other messengers of God in the past have been. Gabriel is warning Muhammad it will be a tough journey, but he has been appointed to this duty for a reason.

Just the existence of the perfect way the universe works, by having the sun shine for our days, and the moon glow for our dark nights as the earth rotates, is proof to those who believe that there is a system or purpose for everything. Signs are everywhere and those who do not recognize them, don’t believe in the system of perfect justice that lies beyond this earth that will account for all that they have done-good and bad.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 170-180) The Family of Iram

170. Delighting in what God has given them out of His grace, and happy for those who have not yet joined them; that they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

171. They rejoice in grace from God, and bounty, and that God will not waste the reward of the faithful.

172. Those who responded to God and the Messenger, despite the persecution they had suffered. For the virtuous and the pious among them is a great reward.

173. Those to whom the people have said, “The people have mobilized against you, so fear them.” But this only increased them in faith, and they said, “God is enough for us; He is the Excellent Protector.”

174. So they came back with grace from God, and bounty, and no harm having touched them. They pursued what pleases God. God possesses immense grace.

175. That is only Satan frightening his partisans; so do not fear them, but fear Me, if you are believers.

176. And do not be saddened by those who rush into disbelief. They will not harm God in the least. God desires to give them no share in the Hereafter. A terrible torment awaits them.

177. Those who exchange blasphemy for faith will not harm God in the least. A painful torment awaits them.

178. Those who disbelieve should not assume that We respite them for their own good. In fact, We only respite them so that they may increase in sinfulness. A humiliating torment awaits them.

179. God will not leave the believers as you are, without distinguishing the wicked from the sincere. Nor will God inform you of the future, but God elects from among His messengers whom He wills. So believe in God and His messengers. If you believe and practice piety, you will have a splendid reward.

180. Those who withhold what God has given them of his bounty should not assume that is good for them. In fact, it is bad for them. They will be encircled by their hoardings on the Day of Resurrection. To God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth, and God is well acquainted with what you do.

My Interpretation: 

Things are getting deep. Muhammad is explained how God works in this world, and it is shown to him in a way that he may teach others so that they may then teach the next generations.

The message is very clear to me. Those that remain steadfast in faith through the good and bad times of this world, are of the true believers and God recognizes this. It flows in accordance to His Will. Humility, but bravery. Bravery, yet kindness. Modesty, yet strength. These virtues are a delicate blend of both goodness and strength, and represents what God wills for us to become as humans. When a soldier truly embodies these ideals, they are rewarded by God in this world and the next.

I have a story to share that connects to this. A Christian woman I work with just yesterday whispered to me that God is good to her, because when she was younger she was kidnapped and beaten left for dead. But she survived and she became a good person knowing the value of life after almost loosing it. She teaches her kids the same and she keeps feeling blessed by God and what has been given to her. I have always felt a strong spirit in her, and she is an example of a true believer. She is my Christian sister. Mashallah.

When a person is weak at heart, and unkind, God can see this. Their cruelty and lust for things material may seem to go unpunished to others.  For awhile they feel they are blessed by their deities or Satan, but it is only to keep testing them and see how much further they dig themselves a hole into their own dark abyss. This can be attributed to some of the evil leaders of today even. Remember God is Just and Merciful, so if one should repent and want to make up for their mistakes as an evil person in the past, then God sees this and rewards a person accordingly. There is always a chance to turn things around, but it is about the intentions of a person. You have to prove to God that you wish to truly change.

If a person keeps on sinning, and doing themselves and others wrong..then God allows for this to happen until their deaths when all things are revealed to them, on the Last Days. And for them is a horrible punishment when their sins are revealed.

Instead of fearing this world, we are always reminded to fear for our souls instead. It brings in a new perspective of how temporary our lives really are. With this knowledge, your best dreams can always be accomplished.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 160-170) The Family of Iram

160. If God supports you, there is none who can overcome you. But if He fails you, who is there to help you after Him? So in God let the believers put their trust.

161. It is not for a prophet to act dishonestly. Whoever acts dishonestly will bring his dishonesty on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full for what it has earned, and they will not be wronged.

162. Is someone who pursues God’s approval the same as someone who incurs God’s wrath and his refuge is Hell-the miserable destination?

163. They have different ranks with God, and God is Seeing of what they do.

164. God has blessed the believers, as He raised up among them a messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His revelations, and purifies them, and teaches them the Scripture and wisdom; although before that they were in evident error.

165. And when a calamity befell you, even after you had inflicted twice as much, you said, “How is this?” Say, “It is from your own selves.” God is Able to do all things.

166. What befell you on the day the two armies clashed was with God’s permission; that He may know the believers.

167. And that He may know the hypocrites. And it was said to them, “Come, fight in the cause of God, or contribute.” They said, “If we knew how to fight, we would have followed you.” On that day they were closer to infidelity than they were to faith. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts; but God knows what they hide.

168. Those who said of their brethren, as they stayed behind, “Had they obeyed us, they would not have been killed.” Say, “Then avert death from yourselves, if you are truthful.”

169. Do not consider those killed in the cause of God as dead. In fact, they are alive, at their Lord, well provided for.

170. Delighting in what God has given them out of His grace, and happy for those who have not yet joined them; that they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

My Interpretation: 

Muhammad has been given specific instructions on what to say to his people regarding the war that is brewing to a climax between the Mecca leaders and his followers of One God. Unfortunately, they are in the midst of a war whether the people like it or not, so they must fight. Muhammad is told that there are those in his group in Medinah that have lied to him when he asked them to fight for God. They have said they didn’t know how to fight when the Angels and God know better.

Muhammad is told to tell the people that ultimately you can not hide from God, and neither can he as a messenger. If war is coming to you, it is best to be brave and hold strong to your faith while your lives are being disrupted by the aggressors.

When you die as a faithful believer in battle or not, there is the idea that you are really not dead. Your soul lives on in the spiritual dimension and there is nothing to grieve for that person except for your own loss of their lives. This is what Gabriel is trying to explain about the beauty of death. To a believer, death holds no sadness or end. You move forwards with life even in the next realm in a way we can only imagine while living.

A scene from one of my favorite movies, What Dreams May Come

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 150-160) The Family of Iram

150. God is your Master, and He is the Best of Helpers.

151. We will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they attribute to God partners for which He revealed no sanction. Their lodging is the Fire. Miserable is the lodging of the evildoers.

152. God has fulfilled His promise to you, and you defeated them by His leave; until when you faltered, and disputed the command, and disobeyed after He had shown you what you like. Some of you want this world, and some of you want the next. Then He turned you away from them, to test you; but He pardoned you. God is Gracious towards the believers.

153. Remember when you fled, not caring for anyone, even though the Messenger was calling you from your rear. Then He repaid you with sorrow upon sorrow, so that you would not grieve over what you missed, or for what afflicted you. God is Informed of what you do.

154. Then after the setback, He sent down security upon you. Slumber overcame some of you, while others cared only for themselves, thinking of God thoughts that were untrue-thoughts of ignorance-saying, “Is anything up to us?” Say, “Everything is up to God.” They conceal within themselves what they do not reveal to you. And they say, “If it was up to us, none of us would have been killed here.” Say, “Even if you Had stayed in your homes, those destined to be killed would have marched into their death beds.” God thus tests what is in your minds, and purifies what is in your hearts. God knows what the hearts contain.

155. Those of you who turned back on the day when the two armies clashed-it was Satan who caused them to backslide, on account of some of what they have earned. But God has forgiven them. God is Forgiving and Prudent.

156. O you who believe! Do not be like those who disbelieved, and said of their brethren who marched in the land, or went on the offensive, “Had they stayed with us, they would not have died or been killed.” So that God may make it a cause of regret in their hearts. God gives life and causes death. God is Seeing of what you do.

157. If you are killed in the cause of God, or die-forgiveness and mercy from God are better than what they hoard.

158. If you die, or are killed-to God you will be gathered up.

159. It is by of grace from God that you were gentle with them. Had you been harsh, hardhearted, they would have dispersed from around you. So pardon them, and ask forgiveness for them, and consult them in the conduct of affairs. And when you make a decision, put your trust in God; God loves the trusting.

160. If God supports you, there is none who can overcome you. But if He fails you, who is there to help you after Him? So in God let the believers put their trust.

My Interpretation: 

Gabriel is saying that through these victories in battle that God will give Muhammad, terror will be thrown in their hearts. The pagan Mecca leaders who are killing innocent people because they do not want to give up their wealth will soon see that Muhammad’s army and followers are strong and not easily defeated. They have the strength from God and the Angels that back them, that are invisible, but are always there.

I sat back and tried to imagine the voice this is written in. This is Gabriel giving exact instructions on what has happened during the battles with the Mecca leaders and what needs to be said to the people. Muhammad was the battle cry of God. Whether people want to like that fact or not, in today’s world, sometimes in order to bring peace, there needs to be a war against those who can not see peace nor want it.

It was probably hard for this middle aged man to become a military leader during this time, but with Gabriel supporting Muhammad in wisdom and fulfilling him with this knowledge that his armies will be safe and protected, he had extra strength given to him. Faith also provides a courageousness to sacrifice your life for the good of the many, because you KNOW in your heart that you will be rewarded in Heaven and have fulfilled some sort of spiritual duty given to you. It is a difficult time in today’s world…suicide bombers are sometimes transgressors and they are sometimes women and children who may have reached the end of hope. They become martyrs to save others they love against soldiers that threaten their lives. Each individual case is judged and weighed in morality to see if these sacrifices were true sacrifices to help others, or were they evil aggressions. Only God can judge and know for sure.

Fleeing from a war that is inevitable because evil people want to take your land, home, rights, and lives away does more harm than good for your soul.  God does not like the proud cowards on earth. War is used as a measure at times to see the amount of faith believers may have in God in the first place. In war, there is an aggressive side or a side that started the war first. Then there is the defensive side that is trying to end the war while protecting themselves. God knows the difference between the two and will judge accordingly. God is merciful and understands who truly repents and asks for forgiveness as well. This all seeing consciousness knows what is each in our hearts and minds, we can not escape the True Reality of God.

The Plan of the world exists already, what matters is the choices we make.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 140-150) The Family of Iram

140. If a wound afflicts you, a similar wound has afflicted the others. Such days We alternate between the people, that God may know those who believe, and take martyrs from among you. God does not love the evildoers.

141. So that God may prove those who believe, and eliminate the disbelievers.

142. Or do you expect to enter Paradise, before God has distinguished those among you who strive, and before He has distinguished the steadfast?

143. You used to wish for death before you have faced it. Now you have seen it before your own eyes.

144. Muhammad is no more than a messenger. Messengers have passed on before him. If he dies or gets killed, will you turn on your heels? He who turns on his heels will not harm God in any way. And God will reward the appreciative.

145. No soul can die except by God’s leave, at a predetermined time. Whoever desires the reward of the world, We will give him some of it; and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter, We will give him some of it; and We will reward the appreciative.

146. How many a prophet fought alongside him numerous godly people? They did not waver for what afflicted them in the cause of God, nor did they weaken, nor did they give in. God loves those who endure.

147. Their only words were, “Our Lord, forgive us our offenses, and our excesses in our conduct, and strengthen our foothold, and help us against the disbelieving people.”

148. So God gave them the reward of this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. God loves the doers of good.

149. O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels, and you end up losers.

150. God is your Master, and He is the Best of Helpers

My Interpretation:

Gabriel is explaining to Muhammad at this point, many days from the beginning of opening communication, that they are in another time in human history where war against the evil doers of the world is prescribed. What this tells me is that all around the world, there is an imbalance of evil now during this time. It seems that God sends a messenger every time there becomes such an imbalance of evil and good, that the evil threatens to destroy life. Having a new messenger would probably happen again today, but Muhammad was the seal of prophecy since the Quran explains exactly how things will end in the world, and perhaps universe.

Here Muhammad is being coached what to say to others,  as he is just a vehicle for these messages to reach the people. He could die, or not die in battle, but he is being called by God to speak out against the oppression of the people by evil kings and religious leaders. So far it has been a few weeks to months of receiving these revelations. So by now, battles may have already happened in order to protect themselves and the messages of God, against the pagan Mecca leaders.

Gabriel tells Muhammad, that If you only seek for the rewards of this world, then that is what you shall get. If you seek for spiritual fulfillment or attainment to be honest, genuine and humble…then the rewards are greater. I do not believe they are physical awards. Money and gold are of this earth. But spiritual awards are the highest attainment and fulfilling to the soul.

Can you imagine a beautiful space with earthly trappings, where you reside in complete bliss with your spiritual family for all eternity? Anything can happen here because it is your consciousness unburdened by the material pull of this earth. Perhaps this is why the Angels can fly who live in this realm of God. Time, gravity and physics don’t limit them and they won’t limit us, either.

Wars in this world have been won by a certain side for a reason. Moses won the battle against the Egyptians with God’s help.The Civil War was won by the North, to free the slaves and start the process of equality. Human Rights movements are won by the side that is the most just and righteous. Not all battles have been won by the righteous, but that may also be a lesson in itself. The Hiroshima bomb dropped on Japan on the second stage of WW2 won for America, but today we are very aware of the dangers of the nuclear wars and the effects it has on the next generations. God always has a Plan, that we can not see, but everything happens in accordance to the Highest Good. Only we individually have a choice to go agains this flow, or flow with it in faith.

Those who repent, seek forgiveness, and humble themselves in this world will learn that the Angels are always on their side. God will protect and will help those who are true in their faith and are good in their souls, even through the hardships of life.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 130-140) The Family of Iram

130. O you who believe! Do not feed on usury, compounded over and over, and fear God, so that you may prosper.

131. And guard yourselves against the Fire that is prepared for the disbelievers.

132. And obey God and the Messenger, that you may obtain mercy.

133. And race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for the righteous.

134. Those who give in prosperity and adversity, and those who restrain anger, and those who forgive people. God loves the doers of good.

135. And those who, when they commit an indecency or wrong themselves, remember God and ask forgiveness for their sins-and who forgives sins except God? And they do not persist in their wrongdoing while they know.

136. Those-their reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein forever. How excellent is the reward of the workers.

137. Many societies have passed away before you. So travel the earth and note the fate of the deniers.

138. This is a proclamation to humanity, and guidance, and advice for the righteous.

139. And do not waver, nor feel remorse. You are the superior ones, if you are believers.

140. If a wound afflicts you, a similar wound has afflicted the others. Such days We alternate between the people, that God may know those who believe, and take martyrs from among you. God does not love the evildoers.

My Interpretation:

There is a sense of urgency in these words not from Muhammad. The idea that you can be a religious person, and buy forgiveness or not be kind to others is fallacy, and God calls upon it through his messengers.

The Angel is telling Muhammad to let the people know that IF they remain good, give to others, and believe in the messages, they will be rewarded with a life in the hereafter beyond our imagination. It is interesting that it is a garden promised to us to dwell inside of, when the garden of Eden was the one we fell out of at first. I have always believed we are just trying to get back to where we originally came from.

There is an equality and a justness described in these verses that could only come from a divine source. Societies that have not kept up with the righteous way of living now are nowhere to be found. Their civilizations don’t exist any longer of the ones who used to blood sacrifice to their deities and evoke strange spirits. They are a thing of the past as new creation is given a chance to thrive in their place.

Line 140 is a bit hard to understand, but what I believe Gabriel is trying to say is that both patience and victory will come to the believers in order to see if they remain faithful throughout their lives, or only through victories. The example is of someone ONLY believes to be blessed when the good things happen to him, and cursed when the bad things happen. A wise person who has pure faith will see that the good things are a blessing, and the bad things are a lesson, or a blessing in disguise. All come from God, and it all has it’s higher purpose. Your faith is weak if you only believe in God when things are going your way. It is the believers that still come to know and love God, even though tragedy befalls them that shows God the strength of your heart.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 120-130) The Family of Iram

120. If something good happens to you, it upsets them; but if something bad befalls you, they rejoice at it. But if you persevere and maintain righteousness, their schemes will not harm you at all. God comprehends what they do.

121. Remember when you left your home in the morning, to assign battle-positions for the believers. God is Hearing and Knowing.

122. When two groups among you almost faltered, but God was their Protector. So in God let the believers put their trust.

123. God had given you victory at Badr, when you were weak. So fear God, that you may be thankful.

124. When you said to the believers, “Is it not enough for you that your Lord has reinforced you with three thousand angels, sent down?”

125. It is; but if you persevere and remain cautious, and they attack you suddenly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels, well trained.

126. God made it but a message of hope for you, and to reassure your hearts thereby. Victory comes only from God the Almighty, the Wise.

127. He thus cuts off a section of those who disbelieved, or subdues them, so they retreat disappointed.

128. It is no concern of yours whether He redeems them or punishes them. They are wrongdoers.

129. To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. God is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

130. O you who believe! Do not feed on usury, compounded over and over, and fear God, so that you may prosper.

My Interpretation: 

Gabriel is explaining how lip service to God, does not work. You can not be a good person who believes in God, if you rejoice at the misery of others of different faith than you. The battles that have been going on between these muslims, with Christians, Jews, or pagans of Mecca have been given to the muslims in victory because of the Angels being on their sides, in the past battles. Not all of them, but to the battles that belonged to Muhammad as a true messenger of Islam.

I can not speak about other battles people have done in the name of Islam, or what they believed Islam to be about.

ISISL or Boko Haram, may wonder why they have not been able to spread THEIR form of religion, and it probably is because the Angels are simply not on their side. They will have a painful retribution of what they have done to others. Just as the Christian Templar Knights, and Jewish armies have done to others.

Do you SEE? It is not about what you believe in, it is about what you do with those beliefs that matter. God will bring victory always to the people in the right who are defending themselves against evil oppressors. It’s just how the universe works.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 110-120) The Family of Iram

110. You are the best community that ever emerged for humanity: you advocate what is moral, and forbid what is immoral, and believe in God. Had the People of the Scripture believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are the believers, but most of them are sinners.

111. They will do you no harm, beyond insulting you. And if they fight you, they will turn around and flee, then they will not be helped.

112. They shall be humiliated wherever they are encountered, except through a rope from God, and a rope from the people; and they incurred wrath from God, and were stricken with misery. That is because they rejected God’s revelations, and killed the prophets unjustly. That is because they rebelled and committed aggression.

113. They are not alike. Among the People of the Scripture is a community that is upright; they recite God’s revelations throughout the night, and they prostrate themselves.

114. They believe in God and the Last Day, and advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and are quick to do good deeds. These are among the righteous.

115. Whatever good they do, they will not be denied it. God knows the righteous.

116. As for those who disbelieve, neither their possessions nor their children will avail them anything against God. These are the inhabitants of the Fire, abiding therein forever.

117. The parable of what they spend in this worldly life is that of a frosty wind that strikes the harvest of a people who have wronged their souls, and destroys it. God did not wrong them, but they wronged their own selves.

118. O you who believe! Do not befriend outsiders who never cease to wish you harm. They love to see you suffer. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their hearts conceal is worse. We have made the messages clear for you, if you understand.

119. There you are, you love them, but they do not love you, and you believe in the entire scripture. And when they meet you, they say, “We believe;” but when they are alone, they bite their fingers in rage at you. Say, “Die in your rage; God knows what is within the hearts.”

120. If something good happens to you, it upsets them; but if something bad befalls you, they rejoice at it. But if you persevere and maintain righteousness, their schemes will not harm you at all. God comprehends what they do.

My interpretation: 

God and the Angels are NOT PLAYING any longer with humanity. This constant bickering and warring going one between people of different religions, needs to stop. Gabriel is telling Muhammad that these leaders of religious systems are going to want to fight you. They can not detach from their stubbornness and ego, and so they will wish to kill the muslims that will be spreading unity without force.

There is no getting around this idea. The evil people within ALL religions and not part of religions, will experience the suffering they caused others. As the verses say there are good people from Christianity, and Judaism, and other religions. They do good on earth, and don’t hate or try to divide people different from them embracing the true teachings of the messengers and prophets.

Islam will be calling people to love and unity, but those who hate these ideas as followers of Satan will feel an envy and a hatred in their hearts. God and the Angels will know them and they will be reflected upon.

Good begets good-regardless of the path you take to God.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 90-100) The Family of Iram

90. As for those who disbelieve after having believed, then plunge deeper into disbelief, their repentance will not be accepted; these are the lost.

91. As for those who disbelieve and die disbelievers, even the earth full of gold would not be accepted from any of them, were he to offer it for ransom. These will have a painful torment, and will have no saviors.

92. You will not attain virtuous conduct until you give of what you cherish. Whatever you give away, God is aware of it.

93. All food was permissible to the Children of Israel, except what Israel forbade for itself before the Torah was revealed. Say, “Bring the Torah, and read it, if you are truthful.”

94. Whoever forges lies about God after that-these are the unjust.

95. Say, “God has spoken the truth, so follow the religion of Abraham the Monotheist; he was not a Pagan.”

96. The first house established for mankind is the one at Bekka; blessed, and guidance for all people.

97. In it are evident signs; the Station of Abraham. Whoever enters it attains security. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty to God for all who can make the journey. But as for those who refuse-God is Independent of the worlds.

98. Say, “O People of the Scripture, why do you reject the Revelations of God, when God witnesses what you do?”

99. Say, “O People of the Scripture, why do you hinder from God’s path those who believe, seeking to distort it, even though you are witnesses? God is not unaware of what you do.”

100. O you who believe! If you obey a party of those who were given the Scripture, they will turn you, after your belief, into disbelievers.

My Interpretation:

Muhammad is being given the truth about the manipulation of religion that happened and is causing problems between nations. Abraham was a “muslim” in the adjective to being a servant to God. The first place of worship and reflection created was Bekka, which I looked up and holds several different pronouncing which in the ancient name is Mecca. Which makes very much sense since Abraham was said to reestablish the Kabbah as a place of monotheistic worship when it used be a place of polytheistic worship that housed many idols of gods and goddesses in ancient times. Abraham was the one who smashed these idols trying to get his civilization back on track to One God.

Today Muslims walk around and pray in the direction of the Kabbah, in Mecca. Not to worship or idolize it, but to commemorate God’s commands to honor One God and to commit themselves to unity. According to these verses, people use to be able to enter it as a reflection space to pray to God. But unfortunately it is not open to the public to keep it preserved. So now it is locked to Muslims, who simply pray in the direction of it and walk around it several times during their pilgrimage.

Muhammad is being coached to tell the people who will become his followers to not listen to Christian or Jewish leaders who will claim ONLY their religion is the way, and to instead embrace Islam, which shows that all righteous people regardless of labels, will find their way back to God. Those who push division on others, will have their punishment in the end. It is evil to claim yourself as spiritually superior to others, and God and the Angels see this.

There was an enemy of mankind that also claimed to be superior spiritually than Adam, and his name was Iblis, who then became Satan in his role on earth.

The Kabbah in Mecca (Bekka)

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