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THE THIRTEENTH DISCIPLE 1st Edition by Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh The successor and messenger of Imam al-Mahdi pbuh

Certified accurate by the English Translation Committee of Ansar Imam al-Mahdi pbuh For more information and works by Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh please visit either www.saviorofmankind.com (English) or www.almahdyoon.org (Arabic) Copyright © 2012 by Ahmad al-Hassan ISBN 978-1-61061-825-0

‫:‪Translated from the original Arabic Al-Hawwari al-Thalith Ashar‬‬ ‫إصدارات أنصار اإلمام املهدي ‪ / ‬العدد (٤٥١)‬

‫احلواري الثالث عرش‬ ‫َ ّ ُّ‬
‫السيد أمحد احلسن ‪‬‬ ‫تعليق‬ ‫عالء السامل‬

Contents
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi Commentator’s Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii The Lion and Lamb in the Vision of John, who is he? . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Branch from the Stump of Jesse: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Moon: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 How the Glad Tidings of Jesus pbuh and Muhammad pbuhap: . . . 13 The Number of the Antichrist or the Beast: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Islam, Violence and Women’s Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 An Advice to every Christian who wants to know the Truth: . . . . . 37 The Matter of Crucifixion and the Gospel of Judah: . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Who is the Crucified Lookalike? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Appendix 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Appendix 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 The Word: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Emmanuel or God with us: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 God Manifested in the Flesh: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 The Son: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Appendix 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Appendix 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Appendix 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Appendix 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Appendix 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Abbreviations
pbuh pbut pbuhap swt (m) ﴾ ﴿ [ ] ﴾﴿ «» —Trans . .lit Peace be upon him/her (‫ ~ هيلع/علهيا السالم‬alaihi/alaiha assalam) Peace be upon them (‫ ~ علهيم السالم‬alaihom assalam) Peace upon him and progeny (‫ ~ ىلص اهلل هيلع وآله ملسو‬salla Allahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) Praise Him and Exalt Him (‫ ~ سبحانه وتعاىل‬sobhanahu wa ta’ala) The Mighty and the Majestic (‫ ~ عز وجل‬azza wa jal) Indicate narrations from Ahlulbayt pbut Indicate passages from the Bible Indicate verses from the Quran Indicate explanations by Sayeed Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh within narrations, Bible passages or Quran verses not in the original arabic but added by the translators literal translation note added by the translators

In the Name of Allah the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful Praise be to Allah (God), Lord of the worlds, and may the prayers and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his progeny, the Imams and the Mahdis .

Commentator’s Forward
An introduction to the writer of the book and his divine call: Imam Ahmad al-Hassan is Ahmad son of Ismail son of Salih son of Hussain son of Salman son of Muhammad son of al-Hassan son of Ali son of Muhammad son of Ali son of Musa son of Jafar son of Muhammad son of Ali son of al-Hussain son of Ali son of Abi Talib, peace be upon them all . He is the successor (wasi) and messenger of Imam al-Mahdi Muhammad bin al-Hassan pbuh to all people, the promised Yamani to the Shia Muslims, and the Mahdi [lit . rightly-guided] whose birth at the end times was promised by the Messenger of Allah pbuhap to the Sunni Muslims, the Comforter to the prophets of Allah and His messengers promised by the prophet of Allah Jesus pbuh as mentioned in the Gospel, the Savior whom the prophet of Allah Elijah pbuh promised to send to the Jews . He set out with his great divine call in 1999 in Iraq (the East), the capital of the State of Divine Justice, and from there it spread to the world . He came to the people using the proofs which the prophets of Allah and His messengers used for their people: the text (which he has made clear to the followers of religions according to the books in which they believe) and the knowledge with which he challenged the major clerics of all religions, and the call to the supremacy of Allah, in addition to Allah swt supporting him in the Kingdom of Heaven by thousands of honest visions of the prophets and the messengers that testify for him . And he has written a collection of books containing great aspects of the divine knowledge which he has started to transmit to the people, including: The Book of Monotheism, The Allegories, Enlightenments from the Calls of the Messengers, The Journey of Moses to the Junction of the Two

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Seas, The Sealing Prophethood, The Calf, Jihad the Doorway to Heaven, The Supremacy of Allah not the Supremacy of People and many others . As for the purpose of his call, it is the same as the purpose of the call of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, may the prayers of Allah be upon them all . The purpose of the prophets and the messengers is for monotheism to spread on every spot of this earth, and it is his purpose, as is the clarification of the Torah, the Gospel, the Quran and that upon which was disagreed, and for the earth to be filled with justice and fairness, just as it has been filled with tyranny and oppression; for the hungry to be fed and for the poor to not remain without shelter; for the orphans to find joy after their prolonged sadness, for the widows to find what fulfills their financial need with dignity and integrity; for … for … and for the most important matter in the jurisprudence to be applied: justice, mercy and honesty . And this blessed call was believed in by people from all over the world, and for more details you can refer to the official website of the supporters of Imam al-Mahdi pbuh . Ahmad is the thirteenth from among the twenty-four elders in the texts of the religions: [1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this .” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne . 3 And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald . 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads . 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God .] Revelation Chapter 4 . As for the one sitting on the throne, the texts of the Shia Muslims confirm that the Messenger of Allah Muhammad pbuhap is the one sitting on the throne . As for the twenty-four elders, they are his pure vicegerents (twelve Imams + twelve Mahdis) just as his sacred will stated: ﴾ … the Messenger of Allah pbuhap said to Ali bin Abi Talib on the

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night of his death, “O father of al-Hassan, bring me a leaf and a paper,” and he dictated his will until he came to a position where he said, “O Ali, there will be twelve Imams after me and after them there will be twelve Mahdis . You, O Ali, are the first of the twelve Imams, Allah has named you in his heavens “Ali al-Mortatha”, “the Prince of the Believers”, “the Grand Truthful”, “the Bright Differentiator between Truth and Falsehood”, “the Trusted”, and “the Mahdi” . These names may not to be truly attributed to other than you . O Ali, you are my successor over my family (Ahlulbayt), their living and their deceased, and over my women . Whomever you affirm shall find me tomorrow, and whomever you reject I am innocent of her . I will not see her and she will not see me on the Day of Resurrection . And you are the vicegerent (khalifa) upon my nation after me . If death approaches you, hand it over to my son al-Hassan “the Very Beneficial” . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to my son al-Hussain “the Martyr”, “the Pure”, “the Assassinated” . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son “the Master of the Worshippers” Ali . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son, Muhammad al-Baqir . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son, Jafar al-Sadiq . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son, Musa al-Kathum . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son, Ali al-Retha . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son Muhammad, “the Trustworthy”, “the Pious” . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son Ali “the Advisor” . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son al-Hassan “the Virtuous” . Then if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son Muhammad “the Entrusted of the Holy Family of Muhammad”, peace be upon them . So these are the twelve Imams . Then after him, there will be twelve Mahdis . So if death approaches him, let him hand it over to his son, the first of the close ones, he has three names, one like mine and my father’s: Abdullah (servant of Allah), Ahmad, and the third name is al-Mahdi . He is the first of the believers .”﴿* And these twenty-four Imams were mentioned by the Sunni Muslims as well: Kab al-Ahbar said, “They are twelve, so at the time they * . Al-Ghayba by Sheikh al-Tousi, narration 111 .

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pass away, in the place of the twelve there will be twelve like them, and that is what Allah promised for this nation, ﴾Allah has promised those who have believed among you and have done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them vicegerency in the earth just as He granted it to those before them .﴿ Surat an-Noor (The Light) 24:55 . And likewise He has done with the Children of Israel .”* The Book of The Thirteenth Disciple: The writer of this book is the thirteenth successor just as the Messenger of Allah Muhammad stated in his sacred will, and he is the Thirteenth Disciple† whose return was promised by Jesus at the time when the minor resurrection is near as is mentioned in the Gospel, and he is the one who returns again and raises the banner for the nations like the Torah states . Therefore, he is the Comforter and the promised Savior whom all the followers of religions are waiting for . And given that the plan of Allah swt for the Man of Salvation of His promised day is very discreet, as Father Paul Feghali says concerning the seals in the Book of Revelation, “And the seven seals are the number of perfection, they indicate that the plan of God is very discreet and that nothing replaces it,”‡ and given that the Muslims, or at least their Shia, are in agreement that the plan of Allah is discreet, just like the Imams of guidance clarified, Malik al-Jahni said, ﴾“I said to Imam Abu Jafar pbuh that we recognize the man of this matter by the attribute which none of the people possess, so he said, ‘No, I swear by Allah that never occurs until he is the one who presents it as a proof for you and calls you to it .’”﴿ .§ I say, if this is the case, then the revealing of the secret by this man (the Savior) will certainly be a sign that leads and guides us to him, and thus our salvation and our survival are by believing in him and joining his ark before the calamity of the second flood, which is drawn near if Allah wills to implement his command . The statements of the knowledgeable one and the virtuous servant as the Quran described him, and the entrusted and wise servant as the * . Tafseer Ibn Abu Hatam, Vol . 8 page 2628, narration 14769 . † . Al-Hawwari translated as disciple means one who is spoken to in particular . ‡ . Studies in the Holy Book, the Revelation of St. John . § . Al-Ghayba by al-Numani page 220 .

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Gospel described him, Imam Ahmad al-Hassan, which this book contains from revealing the sealed secrets which none would have reached if not for the relation with Allah, are a clear proof for his righteousness and the honesty of his blessed call . And although his words pbuh are clear and his proof in this book is evident, for further clarification there are some brief and necessary comments throughout the book . Some of them mention the sayings of the clerics of both the Catholic and the Orthodox Church because these sayings oblige their owners and their followers . Moreover, presenting and comparing these sayings with what Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh has clarified demonstrates their falsehood and invalidity and that their owners attempted to interpret these secrets with ignorance . And in commenting on this book, I benefited greatly from the comments of brother Tawfiq Muhammad al-Maghribi which he made on the same answers that I compiled in this book, so may Allah reward him with good and seal our lives and his with good . Lastly, we ask Allah to empower the Riser (al-Qaim) of the progeny of Muhammad and grant him a great victory, and that He by His favor guides to him whoever of His creation that He wishes, and that He forgives our shortcomings toward him . And praise is to Allah Lord of the worlds . Alaa al-Salim 15th of April 2012 23rd Jamadi al-Awwal 1433 a .h

The Lion and Lamb in the Vision of John, who is he?
Question 1: In some of his books, Imam Ahmad al-Hassan interprets the twenty-four elders in the vision of John to be the twelve Imams and the twelve Mahdis pbut, mentioned in the Will of the Messenger of Allah Muhammad pbuhap . And the question is, who is the crucified lamb who was centered among them and whom they addressed? Answer: Book of Revelation, Chapter 4: [2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne . 3 And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald . 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads . 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder … ] And in Chapter 5: [1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals . 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it . 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals .” 6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth . 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne . 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints . 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God

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from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth .” 11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped .] In Chapter 14: [1 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads … ]* From these passages, it is made clear to you that the one who was once symbolized as a lion and once as a slaughtered lamb is one of the twenty-four elders, as the one sitting on the throne is the one dominating the vision, and it is clear in the vision that he is the best of everyone in rank and superiority . And the twenty-four elders sitting on the thrones are the closest ones in rank to the one sitting on the throne, from among those present in the vision, as it is clear in the vision . Therefore, the slaughtered lamb is not better than the one sitting on the throne, nor is he better than the twenty-four, although we see in the vision that he earned taking the scroll and opening the seals; so how did he earn taking the scroll without them, while they are closer than him and better than him?! Therefore, the slaughtered lamb must be a symbol of one of the twenty-four elders . As for the fact that they submitted to him and spoke to him … etc, they submitted in the meaning that they prepared and paved the way, * . Concerning the mentioned number of 144,000, whose foreheads are sealed by the name of the lamb and his Father’s name, some of the clerics of the Church have said, “We, before the Church, are the people of God . It includes a very large number . It also includes a great audience from every nation and every tribe and every people and every tongue . They are four words, and this is what is meant by the world with its four ends .” And when the number mentioned in the vision was too little to be concerning their interpretation, they said, “The number is a symbolic number” only and it is not really intended . They said that with all coldness, as the interpretation with no proof is easily provided by them . Refer to Studies in The Holy Book, the Revelation of St.John by Paul Feghali

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and they are believers in the result, which is applying the supremacy of Allah on His earth . As for your saying that there is a problem with the fact that one of the twenty-four elders is the same one symbolized by the lamb and the lion, thus how would he address himself; and, in reality, this is hardly a problem, because we are talking about a vision; so, there is no problem that one of the twenty-four elders would address a side of his symbolized by the lamb, and another side symbolized by the lion, etc . And if this problem was valid, it would have been valid to negate the vision, because it symbolized he who has overcome and earned opening the scroll by the lion, and then clarified that the one who took the scroll is the slaughtered lamb . [5 behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals .” 6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth . 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne .] Therefore, the slaughtered lamb and the lion are symbols of who has overcome and earned taking the scroll and opening its seals, and he is one of the twenty-four elders . So in the rank of overcoming, which requires strength, bravery and dedication, he was symbolized by the lion .And in the rank of taking the seals, which requires sacrifice, he was symbolized by a lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered . And both sides belong to the same person .* And there is no inconsistency

* . The fact that the different symbols of the vision indicate the same person from different sides is a matter also believed in by the Christian clerics, and as an example, I mention two texts . One of them is by Father Antonios Fekry, saying, “He is a lion in his strength and his sovereignty is over us and over all the creation, but he is a lamb in how he presented himself for slaughter on the cross and his bearing of our sins .” The Explanation of the Holy Book, the New Testament, the Interpretation of Revelation 5 . And the other text is by Dr . William MacDonald, he says, “In the Book of Revelation, our Lord is represented as a lamb and a lion together . So from one side, the fact that he is the lamb of God thus he is the slaughtered lamb that lifts the sins of the world, and as the lion as he is the judge punishing his enemies . At his first coming he was the lamb (the sheep), and at his second coming he will be the lion .” Emmaus Bible College . And Father Paul Feghali says, “We waited for a lion so here we are before a lamb, why was Jesus called a lamb? There are three reasons … ” Studies in The Holy Book, the Revelation of St. John .

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between them, as the strength of the spirit is a result of the sacrifice, sincerity and patience upon receiving injustice . As for their interpretation of the slaughtered lamb in the vision to be Jesus pbuh, it is negated by the fact that according to them the one sitting on the throne is Allah, He is far above that .* And it is not hidden that this interpretation of theirs restricts Allah swt and negates His absolute divinity . And for further details, you can read The Book of Monotheism .† While to us the one sitting on the throne is Muhammad pbuhap, and around him are twenty-four elders also on thrones, and they are the vicegerents of Allah on His earth, the Imams and the Mahdis mentioned by the Messenger of Allah pbuhap in his sacred will .‡ •

* . Concerning the one sitting on the throne, Dr . William MacDonald says, “God is seen holding a scroll with seven seals that protect it .” Emmaus Bible College . Likewise, Father Paul Feghali says, “And there was a throne established in the sky, this entire book is overseen by the word ‘throne’ . It is mentioned fourteen times, twice of which are in plural form as we see other thrones (the twelve) surrounding the first throne, the throne of God .” Studies in The Holy Book, the Revelation of St. John † . The Book of Monotheism by Imam Ahmad al-Hassan, in which he clarified the true belief in the divinity and he debated the false ideologies which many people believe in today, whether Muslims, Christians or otherwise . ‡ . The sacred will that mentioned the twelve Imams and twelve Mahdis has been mentioned earlier in this book .

The Branch from the Stump of Jesse:
Question 2: Priests and the Church interpret the branch which grows from the stump of Jesse to be Christ pbuh, is this correct? Answer: Your question about the branch mentioned in Isaiah: Isaiah Chapter 11: [1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit . 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord . 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord . He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, 4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked . 5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins . 6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them . 7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox . 8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den . 9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea . 10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peo-

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ples — of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious . 11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea . 12 He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth .] Their interpretation of the branch to be Jesus pbuh is incorrect, and the text rejects their interpretation and conflicts with their ideology .* As Jesus pbuh, according to their belief, is the absolute Lord himself, so how does he fear the Lord, and have his pleasure be the fear of the Lord?!! And they might explain this by resorting to the false and contradictory belief of the three hypostases, and I clarified its falsehood with proof in The Book of Monotheism .† And Jesus pbuh did not rule and was not a judge among the people, * . The clerics of the Church interpret the verse, [There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit] to be Jesus pbuh, and they see that the shoot and branch mean the same thing, and it is certainly unreasonable . And as an example of their interpretation, I mention what Fr . Tadros Yacoub said concerning how the text applies to Jesus: “He did not say the son of David although it is lawfully the son of David, but he wanted to present him in a very humble manner, like a stump and branch of Jesse who lived and died having little regard .” The interpretation of the Book of Isaiah . And they refuse to accept that the Jews apply the text to Hezekiah without proof because he was born before Isaiah’s speech about him, yet we see that they apply the text to Jesus pbuh without proof as well, and it is clear that this verse and that which follows it are far from their interpretation for the reasons which Imam Ahmad al-Hassan clarified, and he gave the meaning of the text in another book saying, “As for Jesse, he is known in the Torah as the father of David pbuh, the prophet of Allah . And the mother of Imam al-Mahdi pbuh is from the lineage of David pbuh . Therefore, Imam al-Mahdi Muhammad bin Hassan al-Askari pbuh is from the lineage of Israel (Jacob pbuh) on the mother’s side, and from the lineage of Muhammad pbuhap on the father’s side . Thus he confirms that he is a shoot from the stump of Jesse, just as the first Mahdi from the twelve Mahdis confirms that he is a branch that comes from that shoot from the stump of Jesse, because he is from the lineage of Imam al-Mahdi .” The Successor and Messenger of Imam al-Mahdi in the Torah, the Gospel and the Quran . † . As for their justification concerning the pleasure of Jesus that overwhelms him when fearing the Lord, Fr . Tadros Yacoub says in his interpretation, “The settling of the Holy Spirit over Jesus is different from its settling over us . To him, it is a hypostatic settling; one with him in the essence . With the Father, it is a limitless settling .” And he says, “Thus the settling of the Spirit is not a timely settling, it is rather an eternal union between the three hypostases .” As

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so he was not able to establish justice or fairness to the oppressed ones, so how can the text above apply to him?!* And what the text portrayed was not achieved in the time of Jesus pbuh, that the earth would fill with the knowledge of the Lord like water covers the sea, and this knowledge would have an impact that the rich would comfort the poor and that the strong would support the weak and that the earth would be almost free of injustice, etc . By all means, almost the entire text is far from Jesus pbuh and his call; so for example, did Jesus assemble the banished of Israel (Jacob to them)?? And did he gather the dispersed ones of Judah (son of Jacob to them) from the ends of the earth?? And if they say that he assembled and gathered them by their faith in him, it is also incorrect, because the call of Jesus pbuh, until his ascension, did not go past the boundaries of a few cities . Whereas, we find the text saying that this person gathers the dispersed ones of Judah from the ends of the earth, and the meaning of the text is that in this person’s time of dispatch people from almost all the countries of the world believe in him; rather, from countries far from his place of dispatch in particular (the ends of the earth) .† [12 He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth .] And the word Judah means “praise” or Ahmad [in Arabic] . According to the Torah in Genesis Chapter Twenty-nine: [35 And for concerning refuting the ideology of the three hypostases, read the words of Imam Ahmad al-Hassan in Appendix 1 . * . Fr . Tadros Yacoub comments about the verse saying, “Jesus Christ takes a stance opposing that which happened in the days of Isaiah, when the judges would rule according to the faces . This very biased strike usually afflicts those committed to responsibilities of leadership . And the Lord stood firm against this plague, so he would scold the religious leaderships which were inflicted with bias and hypocrisy like the Pharisees and the writers, whereas he would call the children to him with kindness and be gentle to the sinners and the tax collectors .” And it is clear that this twisting of passages is far from the scientific approach, as the passage speaks of a man who rules and is a judge and fills the earth with knowledge and justice and not one who scolds and is gentle . † . The clerics of the Church acknowledge that what was mentioned in the text did not occur at the time of Jesus pbuh, but they claim that it occurred later at the hands of the Church . They easily made that claim with no proof . Fr . Antonios Fekry says, “And in that day, meaning the Biblical age … and this occurred on the day of the Pentecost and then by the preaching of the messengers and then through the Church, It will also happen through the believing of the

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she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord .” Therefore she called his name Judah . Then she ceased bearing .]* And the word Israel means Abdullah [servant of Allah in Arabic] .† So the passage would be: (He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel (Abdullah) and gather the dispersed of Judah (Ahmad) from the four corners of the earth) . And the dispersed ones who gather like the cumulus of autumn from the corners of the earth to support the Riser (the first Mahdi Ahmad) are the supporters of Imam al-Mahdi pbuh at the end times; and this is known from the narrations of Muhammad and his progeny pbut .‡ • Jews at the end of days . [He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth .] Isaiah 11:12 . The Church will include all the nations along with the Jews who are dispersed .” The Interpretation of the Old Testament, Isaiah 11 . And maybe he means the Church of the Orthodox, about which Pope Shenouda III said, “The Coptic Orthodox is the only Church of Christ,” whereas the Pope of the Vatican, Benedict XVI, sees that according to the Dominus Iesus Declaration, “This [the Catholic Church] is the single Church of Christ,” and that it alone owns all paths of salvation . And this aroused responses, including that of Fr . Marcos Aziz the priest of the Orthodox Church, where he recommended the Pope of the Vatican to stop the mockery and wake from the coma and not be a toy in the hand of Satan . And surely, the Church which gathers diaspora, in the eyes of Martin Luther (who is dissenting from the Catholic Church) is a Church of benefit, and so on . * . The explanation of the words (Judah son of Jacob) in The Dictionary of the Holy Book: “It is a Hebrew name meaning ‘praise’ [Hamad in Arabic —Trans .] and he is the fourth of the children of Jacob from Leah, and he was born between the two rivers (Genesis 29:35) and he was given this name because of his mother’s thankfulness at his birth .” † . And that is a clear issue, and the narrations clarified it as well, such as the narration from al-Ayashi, ﴾“Abu Dawood narrated from those who heard the Messenger of Allah pbuhap say, ‘I am Abdullah, my name is Ahmad, and I am Abdullah, my name is Israel . What He [Allah] has commanded him then He has commanded me, and what is intended for him is intended for me .’”﴿ Tafsir al-Ayashi Vol . 1 page 44 . ‡ . The narrations concerning this issue are many, such as: Abu Khalid narrated that Imam al-Baqir pbuh said concerning this saying of Allah (m), ﴾So race to good . Wherever you may be, Allah will bring you forth all together .﴿ Surat al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:148 . ﴾“The good is the allegiance, and His saying swt, ﴾Allah will bring you forth all together﴿, means the companions of the Riser, the three hundred and few more men, and by Allah, they are the counted nation . By Allah, they gather in one hour, cumulus like the cumulus of the fall .”﴿ Al-Kafi by al-Kulaini Vol . 8 page 313 . And this is what is happening today, as different types of people from different countries have believed in Imam Ahmad al-Hassan, and his supporters are in many regions of the world such as the middle east, East Asia, Russia and many European and non-European countries such as the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Spain, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and others .

The Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Moon:
Question 3: Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh clarified that the woman clothed with the Sun and the Moon in the vision of John is the mother of Imam al-Mahdi pbuh, and the priests and the Church say otherwise, so how does he prove the authenticity of his words against theirs? Answer: As for your question concerning the woman in the vision of John: In the Book of Revelation Chapter 12: [1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars . 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth … 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne … 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death . 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child … 17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God … ] First: Interpreting the woman to be the Church, as the Christians usually do, is clearly false; it is enough for it that they interpret the son of the Church to be Jesus pbuh, whereas the reality is that Jesus had been born, dispatched, and raised before the Church was born and before it existed!!* Also attempting to interpret it as Mary pbuh is incorrect . And whoever requests the truth, let him note that: If the woman was Mary pbuh, then who is her son? And who are * . In his explanation, the interpretor Fr . Antonios Fekry says, “And the woman is the Church, and there are those who say it is the Virgin … [She was pregnant] = the Church is a bearing mother, but her bearing of her children is difficult = [was crying out in birth pains and

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the twelve planets, the Sun and the Moon? So if they said that the woman in the vision was Mary pbuh, they would need fifteen other characters to interpret the vision correctly .* And did Jesus pbuh shepherd, or will he shepherd, all the nations by a staff of iron?!!!† And does Mary have a lineage besides Jesus pbuh known to be assigned from Allah to protect the commandments of Allah, meaning that they are messengers or vicegerents of Allah on His earth and leaders to good and the path of Allah, so much so that the preoccupation of the leaders of evil from the satans of mankind and jinn, is only to confront them like they do in the vision?‡ Moreover, when the vision clarifies events, it is clarifying matters of the unseen which usually happen in the future; otherwise, what the agony of giving birth] …  . [She gave birth to a male child] = Christ and he was mentioned because he is the groom of the Church .” Father Paul Feghali sees the same thing and says, “The woman is the Church who is rooted in the history of Israel, the Church that in its heavenly dimension is coated with glory and it wears the crown as a sign of overcoming .” Studies in the Holy Book, the Revelation of St.John . But according to the common belief in Christianity, the birth of the Church was on the fiftieth day . In The Journal of the History of the Church by Fr . Michael Grace, “And on the fiftieth day of the resurrection of Christ, and on the third hour by Hebrew timing (9 in the morning by our timing) and during the celebrations of the Jews in Jerusalem of one of their major festivals which is the festival of the fifty … The Lord has chosen this occasion of the Jews to be a time for the birth of His Church .” * . Whoever revises the words of the interpreters notices the confusion and the great embarrassment in clarifying it, Father Paul Feghali says, “The woman who gave birth to the child is the people that radiates in the glory of the divine blessing (the Sun) and the covenant (twelve) . And at the same time, the writer considers the people of the Old Testament and the people of the New Testament .” Studies in The Holy Book, the Revelation of St.John . As for Fr . Tadros Yacoub, he says, “And Father Hippolytus says, ‘It is very clear that by the woman covered in the Sun, he meant the Church which God bestowed with the Word of the Father, as its glow is greater than the Sun .’ And by his saying, [The Moon under her feet], he is referring to that it has manifested with divine glory that exceeds the Moon . Moreover, the phrase, [And on her head a crown of twelve stars], refers to the twelve messengers who established the Church . † . It is quite obvious that Jesus pbuh did not shepherd all the nations by a staff of iron in the past . Also, many of them deny his second return, so when will he shepherd them?! In his explanation, Antonios Fekry says, “There is no meaning behind what is said by those who believe that Christ will come again to the earth to rule for a period of a thousand years, in which he will chain Satan and peace will prevail so that the wolf lives with the sheep, etc . These similitudes are symbolic and they indicate the peace that will prevail over the hearts of the believers, which Christ, the King of Peace has brought .” ‡ . And some of them even said, “The remaining of the lineage of the woman are the Christians who engaged with the crucified one, so this engagement caused them to announce their belief .” Studies in The Holy Book, the Revelation of St.John by Paul Feghali . And the refutation of this is clear, which is that the lineage of the woman who are mentioned are assigned by Allah to protect His commandments meaning that they are the vicegerents of Allah and messengers from Him and commanders of good, and not believers in general .

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would it mean if we would see in a vision what happened yesterday for example, so that we would tell people about it although we already know it? And what benefit would come from telling people about it? And the vision of John happened long after Mary pbuh gave birth to Jesus, rather even after Jesus was dispatched, and after he completed his message and was raised . Therefore, the vision of John talks about an unseen matter which will occur, and not about a historical matter which occurred and ended, as interpreted by whoever says the woman is Mary pbuh .* What was stated previously are clear matters that refute the issue of the woman being Mary pbuh . Second: the clarification of the correct meaning: And before clarifying the meaning of the text in the vision, it must be noted that visions are the words of Allah; therefore they, like the Quran, the Torah and the Gospel, take their course in different situations, just like the Sun and the Moon in terms of renewal and applying to more than one representation at different times, and in terms of being symbols which have numerous meanings, as the Sun and the Moon in the vision can be the messenger and the successor, or the physical mother and father, or the spiritual mother and father, and also at times you can see a person in a vision and what is intended is not he himself, rather only his name, and perhaps you see a city and it is not the one intended, rather what is intended is a city which is similar to it in some of its attributes, or perhaps its name . So visions are the words of Allah, and perhaps they come with symbols, indications, and divine wisdom

* . Fr . Paul Feghali says about the passages of the vision, “ … So they let us experience the things that occurred or they announce things that will occur . They direct our sights forward and not backward .” He adds, “There is no doubt that there is a historical order (before and after) but the ending lies within the beginning and what is told in the past shall come in the future . We are at an ‘eternity’ where everything is modernized .” Studies in The Holy Book, the Revelation of St.John by Paul Feghali . And by this, the invalidity of the sayings of some of the interpreters of the Holy Book is made clear, those who interpreted the twelve planets to be the tribes of the Old Testament and the messengers of the New Testament . Moreover, many verses from the Book of Revelation are clear in indicating that they talk about an unseen matter of the future . In Chapter 1, [19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this .] And in Chapter 4, [1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this .”]

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exactly as is the inspiration, the words of the prophets and the words of Allah in His descended books . If this is made clear, I say: The woman in the vision of John symbolizes the mother of Imam al-Mahdi at a certain time, as she is clothed with and surrounded by the Sun and the Moon and the twelve, meaning Muhammad, Ali, Fatima and the Imams from the children of Fatima pbuh until Imam alMahdi, meaning fourteen . And the son to whom she gives birth in the vision is the first Mahdi, mentioned in the Will of the Messenger of Allah Muhammad pbuhap, so the number becomes fifteen as is in the vision, and the satans of mankind and jinn fight her lineage, because they are the vicegerents of Allah on His earth . As for the son not being directly from her, what does it mean that she was in labor and gave birth to him?! So the answer is that she gave birth to his father or the origin from which he came . It must be noted that there is nothing preventing that there will be another personification of the woman at a different time* considering that she gave birth to the same son, the axis of the vision, so the woman will be Fatima pbuh and the fifteen are her father, her mother, her husband and the eleven Imams from her children, and the secret entrusted within her, or the twelfth son from her children, the axis of the vision . •

* . The matter of the multiplicity of personification of prophecy is a matter acknowledged by the Church as well . And here is an example concerning the personification of “The son called Emmanuel and his mother the Virgin” in the Old Testament, The Dictionary of the Holy Book states, “The prophecy has a dual goal, like many of the prophecies of the Old Testament, thus Emmanuel and the Virgin are symbols . The Virgin, in the near goal, symbolizes the woman of Isaiah or the woman of Ahaz . And in the distant goal, it symbolizes the Virgin Mary . And Emmanuel, in the near goal, symbolizes ‘Maher-shalal-hash-baz’ or Hezekiah . As for the distant goal, it symbolizes the Lord Jesus . And in the distant goal, there is no doubt that the prophecy concerns the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ from the Virgin Mary .”

How the Glad Tidings of Jesus pbuh and Muhammad pbuhap were: Question 4: The prophets of the Old Testament promised the coming of Jesus pbuh, so where is the promise concerning Muhammad pbuhap in it, if he is the possessor of the eternal religion? Answer: Is it required that there be a promise with the direct name or the symbol?! I believe that the issue of the absence of Jesus or Yeshua’s name in the Old Testament, as a promised one, is a concluded matter . Thus nothing remains but the symbol . And we have clarified symbolic passages from the Old Testament whose interpretation refers to the Messenger Muhammad pbuhap, just as they have interpreted symbolic passages as referring to Jesus pbuh .* And before showing some of these passages, I say: We clarified the evidence for the Proof or Vicegerent of Allah on His earth or the sent prophet and we proved it through (or with if through is incorrect) reasoning, wisdom, and the passages from the Torah, Gospel and Quran .† So whoever requests the truth from among the People of the Book, * . For instance, one of the main passages mentioned by the Christians that promises Jesus pbuh in the Old Testament is Isaiah 7:14, but it is eventually a symbol and does not include the pronouncement of a name . Concerning the pronouncement of Jesus’ name, interpreter Dr . William MacDonald said, “At that time, the angel announced the sex of the child who will be born, his name and his mission, and that is that Mary was to give birth to a son and she will name him Jesus (Yeshua) which means ‘Yahweh (the Lord) is the salvation’ or ‘Yahweh (the Lord) is the Savior’, as he will save his people from their sins just like his name will be announced .” And concerning the prophecy of Isaiah, he says, “The prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 included the prophecy of a unique birth: ﴾The virgin shall conceive﴿ and the sex of the child: ﴾and bear a son﴿, and the name of the child: ﴾and shall call his name Emmanuel﴿ . And Matthew added and said, ﴾Emmanuel (which means ‘God with us’)﴿ . And there is no proof that indicates that the Lord Jesus was called Emmanuel during his time on the earth, as he was always called Jesus .” Emmaus Bible College . Thus it is made clear that “Emmanuel” is a symbol interpreted to be “Jesus” . However, his name was not directly pronounced in the Old Testament . † . Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh clarified the Law of recognizing the vicegerents of Allah on His earth in many of his published books, and in this book he indicated some of the passages from the Torah and the Gospel as well . And concerning the Quran he pbuh said, “The requisite of divine wisdom is to place a law to recognize the vicegerent of Allah on His earth in every time . And it must be that this law was made from the first day on which Allah swt placed a vicegerent for Him on His earth . So it cannot be that this law came in one of the messages of the sky that came after the first day, because there were people tested on the first day . And I do not mention that the fact certain to everyone is the existence of Iblis as a tested one since

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like the Jews and the Christians, should observe the law of recognizing the vicegerent which we clarified, and its three clauses: the will or text, knowledge and wisdom, and the banner or the supremacy of Allah; and let him observe whether reasoning or wisdom say otherwise .* Also, let him turn the pages of the Torah and see, have the messengers left wills mentioning those who succeed them or have they not? And these are some passages as an example of the wills of the prophets mentioning the one who succeeds them:† Deuteronomy Chapter 31: [14 And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, the days approach when you must die . Call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may commission him .” And Moses and Joshua went and the first day . And the tested one needs this law to recognize the carrier of the divine truth, otherwise, and as an excuse for why he did not follow the carrier of the divine truth, he would say that he could not recognize and that he does not have a divine law to recognize this vicgerent appointed by Allah swt . And the fact certain for everyone concerning the history of the first day on which Allah made a vicegerent for Him on His earth is: 1 . Allah pronounced Adam and that he is His vicegerent on His earth in the presence of the angels and Iblis . 2 . After Allah created Adam, he taught him all the names . 3 . Allah then commanded those who worshipped him at the time, the angels and Iblis, to prostrate to Adam .” He pbuh then mentioned the verses from Surat al-Baqara (verse 30 and onwards) which clarify this . Refer to Enlightenments from the Calls of the Messengers, Vol . 3 by Imam Ahmad al-Hassan . * . Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh says concerning the law of recognizing the vicegerent, from the perspective of reasoning and wisdom, “Moreover, simply, any human being who owns a factory or a farm or a ship or anything with workers who work in it for him, he must appoint for them a person from among them who leads them, and he must declare him by name otherwise chaos would spread . And he must be their most knowledgeable and best one, and he must command them to obey him in order to achieve what he hopes for . Otherwise, if this person falls short on any of these three matters he would be siding wisdom with foolishness, so how do the people make it acceptable that Allah would disregard any of these three matters, while He is the Absolute Wise?” Ibid . † . One would notice that the mentioned texts are of two types: The first type is the direct statement from the vicegerent of Allah directly mentioning the one who succeeds him, such as the first, third and fourth example in the statement of Moses mentioning his successor Joshua, and the statement of David mentioning his vicegerent Solomon . And the second type is the indirect statement, meaning the statement from the divine vicegerent mentioning the one who comes after him even if after a period of time, such as the second example . And it is obvious that either of the two types is sufficient in proving the righteousness of the vicegernt of Allah when the vicegerent clarifies his righteousness to the people, and we saw the statements of the clerics of the Church concerning how the text of Isaiah and his glad tidings of the child of Mary are sufficient in proving the righteousness of Jesus pbuh . And the Quran confirms this is well, the Almighty said, ﴾And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing glad tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad .”﴿ Surat as-Saff (The Ranks) 61:6, although Ahmad pbuhap is not the direct vicegerent of Jesus pbuh .

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presented themselves in the tent of meeting . 15 And the Lord appeared in the tent in a pillar of cloud . And the pillar of cloud stood over the entrance of the tent . Deuteronomy Chapter 33: [1 This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the Children of Israel before his death . 2 He said, “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran (Faran); he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand . 3 Yes, he loved his people, all his holy ones were in his hand; so they followed in your steps, receiving direction from you”]* And 1 Kings Chapter 1: [32 King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada .” So they came before the king . 33 And the king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon . 34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet there anoint him king over Israel . Then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 You shall then come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, for he shall be king in my place . And * . The text mentioned the Lord’s coming, dawning and shining in specific places (Sinai, Seir and Paran) and the Absolute God is far above the acts of coming and going which obligate being created, so it can only be said that this is through His manifestation and appearance through particular ones from His creation . And now, if we move past Sinai which was the place of appearance of the glory of the Lord to Moses pbuh, let us learn about His dawning and appearance in Seir (which is Jerusalem and its surroundings), so the truth is that this never happened at the time of Moses pbuh, and the clerics of the Church consider the prophecy which mentions Seir to be a matter of the future and a symbolic text of Jesus pbuh . As for Paran (which is Mecca and its surroundings), Ishmael pbuh grew up there and built the Holy Kaaba with his father, which was where he and his children lived . And from Paran was the appearance of the Messenger of Allah Muhammad pbuhap, and this will be clarified further once the latter text is clarified . Imam Ahmad al-Hassan pbuh said, “In the ‘Dua of Semat’ narrated from the Imams pbut, ‘ … And I ask you my Lord … by Your glory that appeared on Mount Sinai, that You spoke through to Your servant and messenger Moses son of Imran pbuh, by the rise of You in Mount Seir, and the appearance of You in the Mount of Faran .” The rise of Allah in Mount Seir is through Jesus pbuh, and the appearance of Allah in Mount Paran is through Muhammad pbuhap . It is essential to notice that the phrases of the dua are ranked in an ascending order, from a prophet whom Allah spoke to that is Moses pbuh, to a prophet exemplifying the rise of Allah that is Jesus pbuh, to a prophet exemplifying the appearance of Allah that is Muhammad pbuhap .” The Sealing Prophethood, Imam Ahmad al-Hassan .

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I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah .” 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, “Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say so . 37 As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David .”] And 1 Kings Chapter 2: [1 When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth . Be strong, and show yourself a man, 3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, 4 that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel .’”]* And let them also consider: Have the sent prophets used their knowledge as proof, and the fact that they speak with wisdom, or have they not?† * . This divine way (the wills of the vicegerents of Allah pronouncing those who come after them) is clear in the mentioned passages which the Jews and Christians believe in; it has indeed been confirmed by the Quran as well . The Almighty said, ﴾And Abraham instructed his sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], “O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen this religion for you, so do not die except while you are Muslims .”﴿ Surat al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:132 . And He swt said, ﴾Prescribed upon you when death approaches one of you that he leaves a will, a bequest for the parents and near relatives according to what is acceptable — a duty upon the pious .﴿ Surat al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:180 . And Muhammad pbuhap practiced it; at the time of his death, he made clear in his will who the vicegerents of Allah after him are, and he mentioned all of them by name . † . Here, we mention some passages from the Holy Quran and the Bible as proof, Joseph pbuh using knowledge and wisdom as proof in interpreting the vision of the Pharaoh of Egypt, [And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it . I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it .” Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer .”] Genesis 41:15-16 . He then said, [Now therefore let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt .] Genesis 41:33 . And likewise was the vision of Nebuchadnezzar which the claimants of knowledge were incapable of interpreting, so he became very upset and angry . And after Daniel pbuh interpreted it for him, he said to him, [The Great God has made known to the king what shall be after this . The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure .” Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face and paid homage to Daniel, and commanded that an offering and incense be offered up to him .] Daniel 2:45-46 . The knowledge and wisdom of Jesus pbuh, [and coming to his hometown he taught them

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And have the prophets demanded the supremacy of Allah in the Torah or have they not?* And let them look at what Moses did with those who believed in him and accepted him, it was only to have them migrate from the land of the tyrant in order to apply the supremacy of Allah upon them in another land .† Therefore, the issue is settled for every intellectual one who seeks in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary?”] Matthew 13:54-55 . And the passages in the Bible are numerous . As for in the Quran, there are numerous verses as well, as Abraham pbuh was recognized due to his knowledge and wisdom, ﴾“O my father, indeed there has come to me of knowledge which has not come to you, so follow me; I will guide you to an even path .”﴿ Surat Maryam (Mary) 19:43 . And Moses pbuh, ﴾And when he attained his full strength and was mature, We bestowed upon him judgement and knowledge . And thus do We reward the doers of good .﴿ Surat al-Qasas (The Story) 28:14 . And Jesus pbuh, ﴾And when Jesus brought clear proofs, he said, “I have come to you with wisdom and to make clear to you some of that over which you differ, so fear Allah and obey me .﴿ Surat az-Zukhruf (Ornaments of Gold) 43:63 . And Muhammad pbuhap, ﴾It is He who has sent among the Ummiyeen [i .e people of Umm al-Qura] a Messenger from themselves reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and Wisdom, although they were before in clear misguidance .﴿ Surat al-Jumua (Friday) 62:2 . * . A brief definition of the supremacy of Allah is: that legislation is in the hands of Allah swt and also assigning the one who implements it, and for this reason, the vicegerents of Allah were all assigned from Allah and the people were never allowed to interfere, and the obligation of the people toward these vicegerents is obedience and submission, and the following are examples from the Old Testament to indicate this, Moses pbuh said, [14 “When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15 you may indeed ...

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