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    Re: What am I?

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    ^ Yes, well done ! I hope my description wasn't too far off the mark.
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    Re: What am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    We were sent as a sign/punishment for a people.

    We were also sent as a healing/blessing.

    What are we?


    Note: only the first example is mentioned in the Qur'an.
    Angels?
    What am I?

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    Re: What am I?

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    Angels?
    No, not that either, although it could generally fit.
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    Re: What am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    No, not that either, although it could generally fit.
    Hmm… rainclouds?
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    Re: What am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    We were sent as a sign/punishment for a people.

    We were also sent as a healing/blessing.

    What are we?


    Note: only the first example is mentioned in the Qur'an.
    The answer I had in mind was... locusts:


    So We sent on them: the flood, the locusts, the lice, the frogs, and the blood (as a succession of) manifest signs, yet they remained arrogant, and they were of those people who were Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners). [Al-A'raf: 133]

    Narrated Abu Huraira:

    The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When the Prophet Job (Aiyub) was taking a bath naked, golden locusts began to fall on him. Job started collecting them in his clothes. His Lord addressed him, 'O Job! Haven't I given you enough so that you are not in need of them.' Job replied, 'Yes!' By Your Honor (power)! But I cannot dispense with Your Blessings.' "
    Sahih al-Bukhari Book 5, Hadith 31


    Apologies if that was a little bit stretched!
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    ^ I had been thinking winds, though I got them to be a blessing but not a healing... I didn't know the hadeeth about the locusts

    Next question:

    I am mentioned in the Qur'an.

    I was eaten.
    I was an indication of death.

    What am I?
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    Re: What am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    The answer I had in mind was... locusts:

    Apologies if that was a little bit stretched!
    No, it was fun! And I don't know about other people, but I didn't know about the golden locusts… so it was a learning experience. (smile) actually, I had to think and research a bit to find possible solutions, so the whole exercise was a form of worship, I think. Thank you!

    May Allah Reward all those who help others to think and learn.
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    Re: What am I?

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    ^ I had been thinking winds, though I got them to be a blessing but not a healing...
    Oh, what would you use as a reference for the wind being blessing?
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    Re: What am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
    Oh, what would you use as a reference for the wind being blessing?
    I was using the following:

    Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
    I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, "The wind is the Blessing of Allah. Sometimes it brings His Mercy and sometimes it brings His Chastisement. When you experience it, do not revile it but beg of Allah its good; and seek Allah's Refuge against its evil."

    [Abu Dawud with good Isnad].
    وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول‏:‏ ‏ "‏الريح من روح الله، تأتي بالرحمة، وتأتي بالعذاب، فإذا رأيتموها فلا تسبوها، وسلوا الله خيرها، واستعيذوا بالله من شرها‏"‏‏.‏‏(‏‏(‏رواه أبو داود بإسناد حسن‏)‏‏)‏
    Sunnah.com reference : Book 18, Hadith 218
    Arabic/English book reference : Book 18, Hadith 1728

    http://www.sunnah.com/riyadussaliheen/18/218

    Narrated AbuHurayrah:

    I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: The wind comes from Allah's mercy.

    Salamah's version has: It is Allah's mercy; it (sometimes) brings blessing and (sometimes) brings punishment. So when you see it, do not revile it, but ask Allah for some of its good, and seek refuge in Allah from its evil.
    حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْمَرْوَزِيُّ، وَسَلَمَةُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ شَبِيبٍ - قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي ثَابِتُ بْنُ قَيْسٍ، أَنَّ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏"‏ الرِّيحُ مِنْ رَوْحِ اللَّهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ سَلَمَةُ فَرَوْحُ اللَّهِ تَأْتِي بِالرَّحْمَةِ وَتَأْتِي بِالْعَذَابِ فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوهَا فَلاَ تَسُبُّوهَا وَسَلُوا اللَّهَ خَيْرَهَا وَاسْتَعِيذُوا بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شَرِّهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏
    Grade : Sahih (Al-Albani) صحيح (الألباني) حكم :
    Reference : Sunan Abi Dawud 5097
    In-book reference : Book 43, Hadith 325
    English translation : Book 42, Hadith 5078

    http://www.sunnah.com/abudawud/43/325
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    Re: What am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Insaanah View Post
    Next question:

    I am mentioned in the Qur'an.

    I was eaten.
    I was an indication of death.

    What am I?
    Is it the staff of Prophet Sulaymaan ?

    Then when We decreed death for him [Sulaiman], nothing informed them (jinn) of his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his stick. So when he fell down, the jinn saw clearly that if they had known the Unseen, they would not have stayed in the humiliating torment. [Saba: 14]

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    Re: What am I?

    ^ Yes, correct
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    Re: What am I?

    Next question:

    What am I?

    عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه : ـ
    مَن كانَ مُسْتَنًّا ، فَلْيَسْتَنَّ بمن قد ماتَ ، فإنَّ الحيَّ لا تُؤمَنُ عليه الفِتْنَةُ ، أولئك أصحابُ محمد - صلى الله عليه وسلم - ، كانوا أفضلَ هذه الأمة : أبرَّها قلوبًا ، وأعمقَها علمًا ، وأقلَّها تكلُّفًا ، اختارهم الله لصحبة نبيِّه ، ولإقامة دِينه ، فاعرِفوا لهم فضلَهم ، واتبعُوهم على أثرهم ، وتمسَّكوا بما استَطَعْتُم من أخلاقِهم وسيَرِهم ، فإنهم كانوا على الهُدَى المستقيم
    رواه ابن عبد البر في "جامع بيان العلم وفضله" (2/947ـ رقم 1810) ـ
    ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: “Whoever wants to follow a path, let him follow the path of one who has died, for the living are not safe from fitnah. I mean the Companions of Muhammad . They were the best of this ummah: the purest in heart, the deepest in knowledge and the most straightforward. Allah chose them to accompany His Prophet and establish His religion, so recognise their status and follow in their footsteps and adhere as much as you can to their example of conduct and attitude, for they followed true guidance.” [Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr in Jaami‘ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadluhu, 2/947, no. 1810]

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    Re: What am I?

    Is it the Holy Qur'an?


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    Re: What am I?

    ^ No, it is something else. Concentrate on the first two lines, because the last two lines are more generalized.
    What am I?

    عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه : ـ
    مَن كانَ مُسْتَنًّا ، فَلْيَسْتَنَّ بمن قد ماتَ ، فإنَّ الحيَّ لا تُؤمَنُ عليه الفِتْنَةُ ، أولئك أصحابُ محمد - صلى الله عليه وسلم - ، كانوا أفضلَ هذه الأمة : أبرَّها قلوبًا ، وأعمقَها علمًا ، وأقلَّها تكلُّفًا ، اختارهم الله لصحبة نبيِّه ، ولإقامة دِينه ، فاعرِفوا لهم فضلَهم ، واتبعُوهم على أثرهم ، وتمسَّكوا بما استَطَعْتُم من أخلاقِهم وسيَرِهم ، فإنهم كانوا على الهُدَى المستقيم
    رواه ابن عبد البر في "جامع بيان العلم وفضله" (2/947ـ رقم 1810) ـ
    ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: “Whoever wants to follow a path, let him follow the path of one who has died, for the living are not safe from fitnah. I mean the Companions of Muhammad . They were the best of this ummah: the purest in heart, the deepest in knowledge and the most straightforward. Allah chose them to accompany His Prophet and establish His religion, so recognise their status and follow in their footsteps and adhere as much as you can to their example of conduct and attitude, for they followed true guidance.” [Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr in Jaami‘ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadluhu, 2/947, no. 1810]

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    Re: What am I?

    The kaabah?

    Being the best of houses of worship, and it was hidden for a long time..
    What am I?

    As long as my heart does beat, I shall live, not lie
    For when my heart does stop its beat, with truth, I die.

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    Re: What am I?

    The well of Zamzam/Zamzam water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insaanah View Post
    The well of Zamzam/Zamzam water?
    I was also thinking so .
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    Christ will never be proud to reject to be a slave to God .....holy Quran, chapter Women , 4: 172

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insaanah View Post
    The well of Zamzam/Zamzam water?
    Yes, you are right .

    It is reported in a Hadith that Rasulullah said:
    خير ماء على وجه الأرض ماء زمزم، فيه طعام طعم، وشفاء سقم
    The best water on the face of the earth is the water of Zamzam; it is a kind of food and a healing from sickness. (Narrated by Tabrani in Mu'jamul Kabeer)

    It was hidden for a long time after the death of Isma'il until Allah guided 'AbdulMuttalib (the Prophet's grandfather) to the location of the well through dreams. He dug the well once again and Zamzam continues to flow since then by the permission of Allah .
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    عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه : ـ
    مَن كانَ مُسْتَنًّا ، فَلْيَسْتَنَّ بمن قد ماتَ ، فإنَّ الحيَّ لا تُؤمَنُ عليه الفِتْنَةُ ، أولئك أصحابُ محمد - صلى الله عليه وسلم - ، كانوا أفضلَ هذه الأمة : أبرَّها قلوبًا ، وأعمقَها علمًا ، وأقلَّها تكلُّفًا ، اختارهم الله لصحبة نبيِّه ، ولإقامة دِينه ، فاعرِفوا لهم فضلَهم ، واتبعُوهم على أثرهم ، وتمسَّكوا بما استَطَعْتُم من أخلاقِهم وسيَرِهم ، فإنهم كانوا على الهُدَى المستقيم
    رواه ابن عبد البر في "جامع بيان العلم وفضله" (2/947ـ رقم 1810) ـ
    ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: “Whoever wants to follow a path, let him follow the path of one who has died, for the living are not safe from fitnah. I mean the Companions of Muhammad . They were the best of this ummah: the purest in heart, the deepest in knowledge and the most straightforward. Allah chose them to accompany His Prophet and establish His religion, so recognise their status and follow in their footsteps and adhere as much as you can to their example of conduct and attitude, for they followed true guidance.” [Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr in Jaami‘ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadluhu, 2/947, no. 1810]

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    Re: What am I?

    Jazaakumullah khayr: for all the good questions and the beneficial information.

    Also to add, with regards to zamzam being a blessing/blessed:

    It was reported in Saheeh Muslim that the Prophet said to Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him), who had stayed near the Ka’bah and its coverings for forty days and nights with no food or drink other than (Zamzam): “How long have you been here?” Abu Dharr said: “I have been here for thirty days and nights.” The Prophet said, “Who has been feeding you?” He said, “I have had nothing but Zamzam water, and I have gotten so fat that I have folds of fat on my stomach. I do not feel any of the tiredness or weakness of hunger and I have not become thin.” The Prophet said: “Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes.” (Narrated by Imaam Muslim, 2473).

    http://islamqa.info/en/6383

    According to the hadeeth of Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet said concerning the water of Zamzam, “It is a blessing, and it is food that satisfies.” (Reported by Muslim, 4/1922). Al-Tayaalisi (61) added, in a version that he narrated: “and a cure for the sick.” i.e., drinking the water of Zamzam means that a person does not need to eat, and it will cure his sickness – but this is when he drinks it with faith and sincerity, as proven in the hadeeth of Abu Dharr al-Ghifaari who stayed in Makkah for a month without any nourishment except Zamzam water.

    http://islamqa.info/en/1698

    Original hadeeth (v. long) here: http://www.sunnah.com/muslim/44/189
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    Re: What am I?

    Can I push in before I forget my question...


    I am called by different names in the Qur'an

    I am mentioned as an example in a verse mentioning Jannah
    I am mentioned as an example in a passage mentioning the Hellfire
    I am a sign of Allaah's creation

    What am I?
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