3:55 when God said, “O Isa, indeed I will Cause you to die (mutawaffeeka) and raise/exalt you (rafiAAuka) to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to God alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.
FIRST PROMISE: When God said, “O Isa, indeed I will Cause you to die (mutawaffeeka)
The Jews wanted to kill Isa and tried to even crucify him and take his life away because Deuteronomy 21:22,23 states that one who dies on the cross is an accursed. God replies to the plan of the Jews by saying they will not be able to kill Isa, God will cause him to die (meaning a natural death) quickly by natural causes not by the cause of crucifixion.
SECOND PROMISE: And raise/exalt you (rafiAAuka) to Myself
Meaning Isa will be raise/exalt in status towards God just like other believers and things raised/exalted in status towards God in the Quran. 43:32, 94:4, 6:83, 19:57, 6:165, 7:176, 56:3, 35:10, 24:36.
THIRD PROMISE: Purify you from those who disbelieve
This means that God will clear him of the false charges from the enemies such as legitimacy of birth and accursed death and would show that he was indeed a true Prophet of God.
FOURTH PROMISE: And Make those who follow you [in submission to God alone] above to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection
This basically means that precedence would be given to the followers of Isa those believers who followed him when he was alive and those who will follow his message of submission to God alone over the disbelievers till the Day of Judgment. (Muslims are of course included in the believers because they follow submission to God alone and believe in Isa as a Prophet/Messenger of God).
The man made title of Khayru-l-Khalq (Best of Creation) for Prophet Muhammad was invented through the Hadiths in order to worship him and get his intercession on the Day of Judgment.
THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED FOR PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SALAFI AQEEDAH)
Narrated by Umar bin al-Khattab Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
When Adam committed the error, he submitted (to Allah): O Lord, I beg You to forgive me through the mediation of Muhammad. Then Allah said: O Adam! How did you recognize Muhammad as I have not created him yet? He replied: O Lord, when You created me with Your divine hand and breathed Your soul into me, I raised my head and saw ‘la ilaha illallahu Muhammad-ur-rasulullah (“There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger”)’ inscribed on each pillar of the Throne. I discovered that with Your name, the name of only such a person can be associated who is YOUR MOST BELOVED OF ALL THE CREATURES. At this Allah said: O Adam, you have said it correctly. Of all the creatures I love him the most. Now when you offered your prayer through his mediation, I forgave you. And if Muhammad were not there, I would not have created even you.
Tabarani Mu’jam Al-Ausat Volume 006, Page No. 313-314, Hadith Number 6502
HAQOOQ ALLAH (RIGHTS OF GOD)
Believe in God alone.
Believe in God without associating partners with him.
Believe in God’s Angels, his Prophets/Messengers and his Books.
Ask God alone for help.
Ask God alone for guidance.
Follow the system (Deen) of submission (Islam) to God alone.
Establish following closely (Salat) for God alone.
HAQOOQ UL IBAD (RIGHTS OWED TO FELLOW MEN OR HUMANITY)
We have to live our life in accordance to the guidelines of Islam. Being a Muslim we have a responsibility towards our Parents, our parents, our brothers, our sisters, our relatives, our Neighbors. Right of fellow men also includes the rights of Orphans, the rights of poor and needy from the beggars, the travelers, the strangers and every other person; they have to be treated fairly and in the best manner.
HAQOOQ UL KHALQ (RIGHTS OWED TO THE CREATION)
Being a Muslim we will be accounted for our behavior towards the creations of God. The rights owed to the creation of God may include rights/behavior towards the earth, the mountains, the sky, the air and the water. We have to manipulate these creations of God for the betterment of the humanity without polluting them for our selfishness.
Other creation of God may include the creation on the land, in the sea and the rivers such as the trees, the animals, the birds, the insects etc.
Therefore a Muslim will treat the creation of God wisely and will not be part of the destruction of this beautiful creation.
SHAB E BARAT ANOTHER FALSEHOOD FROM THE HADITHS
Sunnis observe Mid-Sha’ban as a night of worship and salvation. Various hadiths have been in this regard, some weak and others graded hassan or sahih.
Some of the hadiths related to Shaban month & Night:
1-It was narrated that Aishah said:
“The Prophet used to fast Shaban.” ‘
Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i 2181
Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2183
3- It was narrated from Umm Salamah:
That the Messenger of Allah would not fast any two consecutive months except Shaban and Ramadan.
Sunan an-Nasa’i 2352
Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2354
3- It was narrated from Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Allah looks down on the night of the middle of Sha’ban and forgives all His creation, apart from the idolater and the Mushahin.”
Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1390
Book 5, Hadith 1453
4- It was narrated that ‘Aishah said:
“I missed the Prophet one night, so I went out looking for him. I found him at Al-Baqi’, raising his head towards the sky. He said: ‘O ‘Aishah, were you afraid that Allah and His Messenger would wrong you?’” She said: “I said: ‘No, it is not that, but I thought that you had gone to one of your other wives.’ He said: ‘Allah descends on the night of the middle of Sha’ban to the lowest heaven, and He forgives more than the numbers of hairs on the sheep of Banu Kalb.’”
Sunan Ibn Majah
Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1389
Book 5, Hadith 1452
THE BELIEVES ABOUT THIS DAY:
1. Some people believe that in Surah al-Dukhan (44:3-4) there is a reference to this night as Allah says, “We sent it (the Qur’an) down during a blessed night. We are truly warners. In that night is made distinct every affair of wisdom”
-But the night referred to here cannot be a Sha’ban night, because it is said here clearly that the Quran was revealed in this night. We know from the Surah al-Qadr (97) that the Quran was revealed in the night of Qadr and we also know from the Quran (Al-Baqarah 2:185) that the Qur’an was revealed in the Ramadan, so it is obvious that the night of the revelation of the Quran was in Ramadan, not Sha’ban, and that it was Laylatul Qadr not Shab-e-barat (or the Sha’ban night).
2. Some people also say that in the 2nd year of Hijrah, the direction of Qiblah was changed from Jerusalem to Ka’bah (Makkah) on the 15th day of Sha’ban.
-This report is also not confirmed by so called authentic hadiths.
According to most of the scholars of Tafsir, the Qur’an has not mentioned anything about the Sha’ban night. There are some Ahadith that speak about the Middle of Sha’ban and its night. However, the scholars of Hadiths say that most of the hadiths concerning this night are not sound. They are weak (da’if) according to the criteria of the Muhaddithin.
THE SUPERSTTIONS ABOUT THIS DAY:
1. some people believe that the spirits (arwah) of the deceased visit their relatives during this night.
2. Some believe that there is a special Tree in the heaven upon whose leaves are the names of all human beings, and whatever leaves drop during this night, those people are destined to die in this year.
3. Some think that the decisions about the life and death of people are made during this night.
All these beliefs and superstitions do not belong to the authentic teachings of the Quran.
There is no proof of Shab-e-Barat Night from the Quran.
Nowhere in the Quran it is mentioned to fast on this day.
Nowhere in the Quran Allah said a person will get salvation from the hell-fire on this night.
Nowhere in the Quran that fate of people decide for one year on this night.
Nowhere in the Quran it is mentioned that Shab-e-Barat is a special night.