Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Last Prophet 3rd. continue

Haroon Mosque
Brothers and Sisters,                         Friday December 7th. 2012
            As a lot of people are aware of the coming of the last Buddha.  Ariya Metteyya will be his name.  He will be sent to his own tribe and speak the same language with his people.  Thus people want to be awaken, they built their own replica of the last Buddha in their own town and community everywhere in Asia.  In Thailand, the last Buddha is believed to be fat with smiling face. This is from the prediction of Gotama Buddha that during the time of the last Buddha, there will be enough food for people and they will live in peace.  Anyhow the last Buddha must have the following characteristics.  First, he must be human not a deity.  This is also shown in Al-Quran.
Surah Al-Kahf 18: 110 Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord."
     Nabi is also human being who received divine revelations from Allah (Sub).  When Ananda asked Gotama Buddha, 'Who shall teach us when thou art gone?' Buddha replied, 'I am not the first Buddha that came upon the earth, nor shall I be the last.  ‘His disciples will number many thousands while mine number many hundreds' (Buddha).  At the time of Prophet Muhammad's death there were over 110,000 companions.  Ananda asked, 'And how will we come to know him?' Buddha answered, 'He will be known as MAITREYA'. Muhammad or 'Mahamet': is comprised of MAHA and METTA. The word MAHA in Pali and Sanskrit means 'Great, illustrious'. Therefore the word 'Mahamet' or 'Mahomet' means 'a great mercy'. The Quran refers to Muhammad as 'a great mercy'. And another sign is Buddha must be a male only.  This is also true in Al-Quran.

Surah An-Nahl 16:43 And We sent not (as Our Messengers) before you (O Muhammad SAW) any but men, whom We inspired, (to preach and invite mankind to believe in the Oneness of Allah). So ask of those who know the Scripture [learned men of the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], if you know not.
          All the prophets that Allah sent down to earth are male.  Allah also Advice us to ask anyone who know about anything we want to know.  Consider the voice, ‘the exquisite voice of the MAITREYA is soft and pure and refined; those who hear it can never tire, those who listen are never satiated'.  Bara (ra) relates: 'I heard the Apostle of Allah reciting the chapter, The Fig and Olive, during the night prayer, and I never saw a man more sweet-voiced than he' [Sahih of Bukhari] Zemad (ra) said: 'The Prophet has reached the bottom of the ocean of eloquence'  [Sahih of Muslim]
Surah An-Nahl 16: 125 Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Quran) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.
          The more we learn about the teachings of Nabi Muhammad (Sal), the more we understand why Nabi Muhammad always advice us to do what he advice us to do.  Because Rasulullah (Sal) wants to prevent us from any innovations or Bidah in religion.  Or otherwise, we may become like those from people of the Books who took their preachers as gods because they simply believe and follow what was taught to them even though they were against the Command of Allah. And Allah will Revert anyone whom He Please back to the straight path.  Again our duty is to convey not to convert.  

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