BAYAAN REVIEW-LIVES OF THE PROPHETS
By: SHEIKH ANWAR AWLAKI

BAYAAN REVIEW-LIVES OF THE PROPHETS

 

BY SHEIKH ANWAR AWLAKI

 

We as Muslims believe that Allah Ta’ala has provided guidance to humanity over the ages through the institution of prophet hood. In the Islamic context, prophets are not persons who prophesise (fore-tell the future); rather they are seen as righteous and truthful messengers selected by Allah Ta’ala to fulfill the most important mission—calling on people to worship Him alone, and teaching them to live righteously, in accordance with His commandments. We believe that the prophets, and the scriptures given to some of them, are the only sure sources of Allah Ta’ala’s guidance, and that Allah Ta’ala has chosen, throughout history, thousands of prophets from among all peoples of the earth, culminating with the last prophet, Muhammad (S.A.W.).

 

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan:

 

Say: We believe in Allah and that which is

revealed to us, and in what was revealed to

Abraham, Ishma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, to

Moses and Jesus and the other prophets from their

Lord. We make no distinction between any of

them, and to Allah we have surrendered

ourselves.” (Qur’an, 2: 136)

 

Thus, in Islam, the prophets are seen as spiritual brothers one to another. Some commonly known figures who are considered prophets in Islam include Nabi Nuh, Yunus, Ibrahim, Ismail, Ishaaq, Yusuf, Moosa, Dawood, Sulaimaan, and Isa (Jesus) (A.S.). The chain of prophethood ended with Nabi Muhammad (S.A.W.).Essentially, prophets give warnings as well as glad tidings to fellow human beings: warnings of punishment in this world and the next for unjust, immoral people who have turned away from Allah Ta’ala and His natural order, and glad tidings of reward in this world and the next for those who are conscious of Allah Ta’ala and follow His guidance as revealed to the prophets. The Qur’aan mentions twenty-five prophets by name, and tradition indicates that many thousands of prophets were chosen by Allah Ta’ala throughout human history between the time of Adam (A.S.) and that of Muhammad (S.A.W.).

 

So we ask ourselves that after knowing the roles of the Prophets (A.S.) why do we need to know any further. Is this not sufficient?

 

We cannot follow with certainty and totally trust someone who we do not know much of his/her life and times. Thus studying the lives of the Prophets of Allah Ta’ala and knowing as much as possible is crucial when we are expected to take them as our role models. Allah Ta’ala Himself relates stories of His Prophets in the Qur’aan so that we may not only know their roles but also learn and be inspired by how they led their lives as true saviours of mankind.

 

In this two part CD, the illustrious scholar, Imaam Anwar Al- Awlaki embarks on a mission to enlighten us on these most noble and esteemed creations of Allah Ta’ala. He begins naturally with the very first Nabi created i.e. Nabi Adam (A.S.) and delves into

The story of creation first and then moves on to the creation of Adam (A.S.). After the story of Adam (A.S.) he moves onto Nabi Hud (A.S.), then Nabi Ebrahim (A.S.), then Nabi Shuaib (A.S.), then Nabi Yusuf and thereafter Nabi Yunus (A.S.). He continues in this vein discussing the lives of the main Ambiyaa (A.S.) in chronological order until the series ends with Imraan (A.S.).

 

His presentation is nothing but remarkable. With a sea of knowledge on these great lives he leaves the listener captivated, enthralled and inspired right to the end. In addition to this he touches on and explores the salient and most significant events in the lives of the prophets. Nabi Musa and his episodes with the tyrannical Pharoah, Nabi Ibrahim and his building the Ka’baah etc.

 

A set of Two Cd’s in MP 3 format that is a must for the one who has a thirst for learning and knowing more on the lives of Ambiyaa (A.S.) in detail. Sheikh Anwar-Al-Awlaki does just that.

 

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