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The discussion about Dzulqarnain has to start with determining his real identity.

1st Viewpoint:

  • He lived in the same age with Prophet Ibrahim a.s.
  • It is thought that he met Prophet Ibrahim a.s. in Palestine
  • Professor Muhammad Khayr Ramadhan Yusuf agrees with this view based on similar views by tsiqah Islamic Historians: Abu Hayyan (author of al-Bahr al-Muhith), al-Qurtubi (author al-Jami’ li Ahkaam al-Quran), Sheikh Ege (author Tafsir Jami’ al-Bayaan), az-Zamakhsyari (author Tafsir al-Kasyaf), an-Nasafi (Tafsir Madarik at-Tanzil), al-Alusi (author Ruh al-Ma’aani), al-Azraqi, Ibnu Iyas (penulis Bada’ie az-Zuhoor fi Waqa’ie ad-Duhoor) and Ali Duka (author Muhadharah al-Awa’il).

However, there were no conclusive evidence by all mentioned above.

2nd Viewpoint:

  • Dzulqarnain is Alexander the Macedon, born in Macedonia 356BC
  • His father is King Philip of Macedonia
  • King Philip put Alexander under the tutor of Aristotle
  • King Philip died when Alexander was 20 years old and took the throne in 336BC
  • 2 years later he launched a campaign against the Persian Empire and defeated it on 333BC and subsequently conquered Syam and Iraq, eventually India
  • In his brief reign over 10 years, he has conquered almost every known empires that existed at that time.
  • Returned to Greece, on the way stopped over in Babylon, Iraq to rest.
  • Fell into high fever for 11 days and died on 323BC at the age of 33.
  • Known as Dzulqarnain (Having two horns) for his victories over the 2 major empires at the time, Persia and Greece.
  • Those who believed that Alexander is Dzulqarnain mentioned in the al-Quran include many well known Mufassirin and Historians such as:  Al-Mas’udi, al-Maqrizi, ats-Tsa’labi, al-Idrisi, ar-Razi, Abu Hayyan, an-Nasafi, Abu al-Mas’ud, al-Alusi, al-Qasimi and Muhammad Farid Wajdi

However, this view is incorrect because the al-Quran explicitly mentioned characteristics of Dzulqarnain as someone who is a god fearing believer, fair, pious and just ruler.

  • However this contradicts with characteristics of Alexander the Macedon who is a known Musyrik, idol worshiper, adulturous, and consumes liquor.

3rd Viewpoint:

  • Dzulqarnain is King Kaurush / Cyrus the Great from Persia
  • He united the kingdoms of Lydia and Media
  • Reigned for 30 years 559BC – 539BC
  • Scholars who hold this view include: Abu al-Kalam Aazad in his book Yas’aloonaka ‘an Dzil Qarnain and Dr. Abdul ‘Aleem Abdul Rahman Khadar author of Qissah Dzil Qarnain.

CYRUS / KAURUSH

  • Kaurush ruled Persia during the early periods of Persian Iranian history before the conquest of Alexander the Macedon
  • Persia was divided in two at the time: Faris at the South and Media at the North
  • When Kaurush took the throne in 559BC, he united the two kingdoms.
  • He expanded his empire with the intention of freeing oppressed people

Famous wars fought:

  1. Rome in the west
  2. Eastern campaigns
  3. Northern Campaigns

WAR AGAINST GREECE IN THE WEST

  • Greece at the time was a neighbor with Lydia situated in Northern Asia Minor that stretched all the way to the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea
  • There were constant wars between the two powers Lydia (Greece) dan Media (Persia)
  • Lydia at the time was ruled by King Croesus
  • When Kaurush took the throne, Croesus announced war with Kaurush
  • Kaurush prepared an army and mobilized to the West towards Lydia until two major battles ensued at Patria dan Sardis.
  • Croesus was defeated and Lydia Kingdom became a vassal of Kaurush.
  • Kaurush treated the Lydians fairly and justly
  • This war is the first campaign waged by Kaurush as stated in the al-Quran. The capital city of Lydia is Sardis located at Aegean sea near Izmir in present day Turkey.
  • Dr Abdul Aleem Abdul Rahman Khadar describes the Aegean sea near Izmir as having the similar description of the sun setting in black muddy waters by al-Quran surah al-Kahf verse 86.

EASTERN CAMPAIGN

  • At the Eastern borders there were nomadic people who were conducting acts of fasad (wickedness) at the edge of King Kaurush empire
  • After defeating Croesus, Kaurush heads East to crush the nomadic uprising
  • His conquests in the East reached the Sind River, Isfahan, Khurasan, Qum and others.
  • The nomadic nature of these tribes saw little needed for permanent residences. Due to this they did have permanent shelter to weather the heat as mentioned in surah al-Kahf verse 90.

CAMPAIGN IN THE NORTH AGAINST GOG AND MAGOG

After securing his position in the West by defeating Lydian Kingdom and the East and also the Southern borders after conqueirng Babylon, Kaurush mobilized to the North to strengthen his positions there

  • The Northern regions include Georgia, Adzerbaijan and Armenia located South of the Caucasus Mountains
  • The Caucasus Mountains is a continoues mountanous range and there are no roads through it except for one solitary pass called the Daryal Pass
  • South of the Caucasus is inhabited by Kochian tribes while North of the mountains is inhabited by Turkic tribes known as Scythians or Gog & Magog who lived very barbaric livestyle as described by al-Quran.
  • The Kochia tribe as mentioned by surah al-Kahf verse 93 were speaking in tongue not known elsewhere in the world.
  • The requested that Kaurush help them to fight the Scythians to the North.
  • Kaurush stayed with the Kochia tribes for 9 years and built the barrier to cover the Daryal Pass from the attacks of Gog & Magog.

DZULQARNAIN’S WALL AT DARYAL PASS

  • Al-Qasimi described “This barrier existed in Dagestan which is now part of Russia between the towns of Darband dan Khuzar. Between these towns lies a mountanous pass which is known for so long as “The Barrier”. Here there is one wall known as the “The Iron Gate”, a very old gate in between the mountain pass. These mountains is very well known to Arabs as the Qaf Mountains.
  • The Caucasus mountain peaks are extremely high that ranges continously from the East and West. The only passable trail is the Daryal Pass located right in the middle of the mountain range. The mountain range spans 1200km and is only passable through the Daryal Pass.

END OF CYRUS AND HIS EMPIRE

  • Cyrus took the throne in 559BC and ruled for 30 years.
  • His empire covered vast swathes of land, Palestin, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turki, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, North Pakistan, Afghanistan dan Turkistan.
  • He died in the year 529BC.
  • He is succeeded by his son Cambyses.
  • Cambyses conquered Eqypt 525BC.
  • Medians under leadership of Gaumata revolted.
  • Cambyses went Egypt to quell the revolt but died along the way in Syam.
  • Cyrus had no other heir, so his nephew Darius succeeded the throne.
  • After Darius, the throne went to Ardashir (Artaxerxes) and he is the one attacked by Alexander the Macedon until his death, with the Empire established by Cyrus (Kaurush) came to an abrupt end.

CHARACTER OF CYRUS AND CHARACTER OF DZULQARNAIN

  • Dzulqarnain as portrayed by the Al-Quran is a just and kind king.
  • Cyrus is known to be just, kind, and merciful as shown during the conquest of Lydia and his hospitality towards King Croesus.
  • Father of Greek Classical History, Herodotus had this to say: “Cyrus was a great and merciful king. He was not preoccupied with amassing great wealth and booty as other Kings would. On the other hand he was a very charitable and liked to help the oppressed and needy, always looked out for the best in humanity.”
  • Xenophon, another Greek historian, concurred with Herodotus regarding Cyrus as a just ruler.

CYRUS FAITHFUL TO ALLAH

  • Al-Quran explicitly mentioned that Dzulqarnain was a God fearing ruler, always in remembrance of Allah, always thankful for all the bounties and power granted by Allah swt.
  • Abu al-Kalam Aazar said that Cyrus’s akidah was based on Tauhid to Allah, he worships Allah and remain sincere to his religion.
  • Cyrus was a follower of Zoroaster (Zoroastrian) which initially was based on Tauhid.
  • He abandoned the old religion of Medes which is the Majusi religion.
  • After the death of Cyrus, Majusi followers revolted and attacked Zoroaster religion.
  • Zoroastrian during Cyrus’s time is based on Tauhid which believed in Allah. However that religion was infiltrated and corrupted by the Majusi community.
  • The Muslim Ummah has never forgotten the basis of Tauhid in Zoroastrian. Rasulullah SAW himself said, “Do what you may unto them like what you do with Ahlul Kitab among the Yahudi dan Nasrani”. It is for this reason that the Muslims collected Jizyah from them.
  • In other words, Zoroastrian was a Samawi religion suffered through the same fate of Judaism dan Christianity, which were corrupted by man.
  • Abu al-Kalam Aazad concludes that Zoroaster was a Prophet sent to the Persians and Cyrus who were followers of this religion and which was eventually corrupted.

BIOGRAPHY OF IBN KATHEER
(700 -774 A.H.)
(May Allah bless his soul)

`Imad Ad-Deen Isma`il Ibn `Umar IbnKatheer Al-Basri Ad-Dimashqi was born in 700 A.H., or shortly afterwards. After the decease of his father, Ibn Katheer, aged seven then, headed for Damascus, accompanied by his elder brother. He owed much of his learning to Ibn Ashginah, Al-Amadi, Ibn `Asakir and others, may Allah be pleased with them all. He immensely revered Ibn Taimiyah, may Allah bless his soul, whose views he believed, defended and mostly abided by, particularly as regards divorce. It was on account of this that he went through an ordeal and was made to suffer a lot.

Ibn Katheer was widely acclaimed for the sublime degree of learning that he so admirably attained. Scholars have unanimously attested to his well- versedness, particularly in the fields of the exegesis of the Glorious Qur’an, Hadith and history. Ibn Habeeb describes him as “the leader of all men engaged in the exegesis (of the Qur’an). He amassed and categorized all (the knowledge) he heard. People marveled at his fatwas and benefited from his teachings. His fatwas grew widely popular all across the country. He was renowned for his precision and was proclaimed as the beacon of history, Hadith and exegesis (of the Qur’an).” Ibn Hijji, one of his students, owed: “Of all our contemporaries, he (Ibn Katheer) was the best at memorizing authentic Hadiths and the most knowledgeable as to assessing the degree of reliability and honesty of Hadith- narrators as well as authentic and non-authentic Hadiths. His comrades and mentors acknowledge every word of the above. I would frequently visit him, and every time I was in is his company I benefited from him.”

Ibn Katheer lost his eyesight shortly before he died in 774 A. H. He was buried at the Sufis cemetery along with his mentor Ibn Taimiyah. Among his best-known works is his masterpiece in history Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah (The Beginning and the End) .He also interpreted part of Al Bukhari’s Sahih (book of authentic Hadiths). By and large, Ibn Katheer’s admirable knowledge and well-versedness are best manifested to whoever reads his two best celebrated masterpieces; his interpretation and his book of history.

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I began my study of Gog and Magog more than fifteen years ago in the early 90’s while resident in New York. My subsequent public lectures on the subject never failed to provoke keen interest from my Muslim audiences in several parts of the world. The evidence and arguments presented in the chapter on Gog and Magog in my book, ‘Jerusalem in  the Qur’an’, succeeded in convincing many who read the book that we now live in a world dominated by Gog and Magog. They were easily convinced that the ‘town’ mentioned in the Qur’an in Surah al-Anbiyah’ (21:95-6) was Jerusalem and hence, that Gog and Magog (and Dajjal) explained the ominously unfolding ‘war on Islam’ with slaughter and destruction of Muslims in so many parts of the world. As a consequence, such readers also understood Israel’s mysterious imperial agenda, and many have been making efforts to extricate themselves and their families from the embrace of Gog and Magog – an embrace that will take 999 out of every 1000 of mankind into the hellfire.

Despite my best efforts, however, I failed miserably, again and again, to convince my learned peers, the scholars of Islam, that Gog and Magog were even released into the world. I earnestly hope and pray that this book might make a difference Insha’ Allah.

Praise and thanks are due to Allah Most High on the successful completion of this humble pioneering book entitled ‘An Islamic View of Gog and Magog in the Modern World’, the third in our quartet of books on Surah al-Kahf of the Qur’an. The previous two books were entitled: ‘Surah al-Kahf: Text Translation and Modern Commentary’ and ‘Surah al-Kahf and the Modern Age’. The fourth and last book would be devoted, Insha’ Allah, to the subject of Dajjal the false Messiah or Antichrist. It is part of the miracle of Islam that these books should be written in a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela in South America by someone whose ancestors were brought from India generations ago to work as indentured laborers in the Britsh-owned sugarcane plantations.

I am profoundly grateful to Dr Tammam Adi, the Qur’an Semanticist who has been resident in USA since 1986, for his valuable advice, guidance and assistance during the writing of this book. I also thank him for kindly consenting to write an Introduction in which he has expressed views which largely coincide with mine. I recognize his expertise in Qur’an Semantics, of which we have more than a glimpse in this brilliantly-written Introduction, to be a precious asset of the contemporary world of Islam. He was born in Damascus in a family which traces its origins to the clan of Umar (radiallahu ‘anhu). A computational linguist with a Ph.D in computer science, he inherited a keen interest in Arabic and linguistics and his research of the use of Arabic in the Holy Qur’an has led him to discover a theory of language. He has agreed to soon begin work on an essay on ‘The Qur’an and the Return of Jesus (‘alahi al-Salam.).’

Muhammad Alamgir, Dr Imran Chaudhry and Dr Hatim Zaghloul were all kind enough to go through the manuscript correcting mistakes and offering valuable suggestions. Tarek Jammal and his team of independent film-makers (wakeupproject.com; hashemsfilms.com) in the Arab world also went through the manuscript and responded with valuable suggestions, as did Salman al-Haq and his team of university students in Islamabad. My dear wife Aisha who has shown infinite patience with me, also assisted. May Allah Most Kind bless them all. Amin!

The writing of this book was kindly sponsored in the names of Rabia Aboobakar Hussein Jakhura and Aboobakar Hussein Jakhura of Malawi in Africa. May Allah Most Kind have mercy on them both. Amin!

Imran N. Hosein
Safar 1430
In the Caribbean island of Trinidad

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An Islamic View of Gog and Magog in the Modern Age

Allah the Almighty says:

{Or like the one who passed by a town and it had tumbled over its roofs. He said: “Oh! How will Allah ever bring it to life after its death?” So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years, then raised him up (again). He said: “How long did you remain (dead)?” He (the man) said: “(Perhaps) I remained (dead) a day or part of a day”. He said: “Nay, you have remained (dead) for a hundred years, look at your food and your drink, they show no change and look at your donkey! And thus We have made of you a sign for the people. Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh “. When this was clearly shown to him, he said, I know (now) that Allah is Able to do all things”}. (Al-Baqarah, 259)

And, {And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the saying of those who disbelieved aforetime. Allah’s Curse be on them how they are deluded away from the truth!}. (At-Taubah, 30)

Al-Hafiz Abu Al-Qasim Ibn ‘Asakir said: He is ‘Uzair Ibn Jarwah, or Ibn Suraiq Ibn ‘Adiya Ibn Ayyub Ibn Darzna Ibn ‘Ura Ibn Taqyi Ibn Usbu’ Ibn Finhas Ibn EI-‘Azir Ibn Hamn Ibn ‘Imran. Also, he is said to be ‘Uzair Ibn Smkha. Some narrations state that his grave is located in Damascus. Then, Al-HafizIbn ‘Asakir narrated on the authority of Abu Al-Qasim AI-Baghawi after Dawud Ibn `Amr after Hibban Ibn `Ali after Muhammad Ibn Kuraib after his father after `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas as saying: I do not know whether Tubba` was a cursed one or not? And, I do not know whether `Uzair was a Prophet or not? Then, he narrated the like from the Hadith of Mu’amil Ibn Al-Hasan on the authority of Muhammad Ibn Ishaq As-Sajizi after `Abder Razzaq after Mu`amir after Ibn Abu Dhu’aib after Sa`id Al- Maqbaari on the authority of Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him).

Then, he narrated from Ishaq Ibn Bishr -whom is rejected -after Jubair and Muqatil after Ad Dahha, on the authority of `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) as saying: `Uzair was -while a young boy -among those captivated by Bikhtinassar. When he was forty, Allah the Almighty granted him wisdom. And, none was more knowledgeable than he, pertaining to the Torah, and he was mentioned with the train of Messengers and Prophets till his name was erased by Allah the Almighty when he asked about the Divine Decree. (This Hadith is Weak and Rejected) and Allah knows best!

Ishaq Ibn Bishr narrated after Sa`id after Abu `Urubah after Qatadah after Al-Hasan after `Abdullah Ibn Salam that `Uzair was the man whom Allah caused to die for a hundred years, then raised him up again.

Ibn Ishaq Ibn Bishr said: I was told by Sa`id Ibn Bashir after Wahb Ibn Munabih: `Uzair was a wise, pious worshipper. One day, he went out to look after some of his properties, when he finished he passed by a ruined place where he was scorched by the blazing sun. So, he entered that ruined place riding on his donkey. He got off the donkey holding two baskets, one full of figs and the other full of grapes. He sat down and brought out a bowl in which he squeezed the grapes and soaked the dried bread he had therein. He ate thereof and then slept on his back, relying his two legs against a wall and started to gaze at the ceiling of the house. He saw some decomposed bones and said: {Oh! How will Allah ever bring it to life after its death?} He did not doubt Allah’s Omnipotence to do this, but he said it in exclamation. Upon this, Allah the Almighty sent the Angel of Death who seized his soul, and thus Allah caused him to die for a hundred years. And, after one hundred years, Allah the Almighty sent to him an Angel who first created his heart to make him heedful, then, he created his two eyes to enable him to see and realize how Allah the Almighty revive the death. Then, the Angel continued to complete his creation once more while he was looking. The, he clothed his bones with flesh, skin and hair. Then, he breathed the soul into him. All this while he is looking and perfectly heedful. The Angel asked him saying: {How long did you remain (dead)? He (the man) said: (Perhaps) I remained (dead) a day or part of a day} that he was caused to die in the afternoon and then was given life again by the end of day while the sun was still in the sky; that’s why he said: {or part of a day} i.e. not even a whole day. The Angel said: {Nay, you have remained (dead) for a hundred years, look at your food and your drink} i.e. the dried bread and the squeezed grapes that did not alter or turn bad, {they show no change} , and the grapes and the figs did not change as well. As if he began to deny the matter by his heart, the Angel said: do you deny what I have said? {and look at your donkey!} he looked at his donkey and found his bones to be decomposed and became totally ruined. The Angel called upon the donkey’s bones and they answered his call and gathered together from all directions till he was made one whole again –while ‘Uzair was looking and he clothed them with flesh, skin and hair. Then, the Angel breathed life into it and it roused erecting his ears and head towards the sky thinking the Last Hour had come. That was stated in His Saying: {and look at your donkey! And thus We have made of you a sign for the people. Look at the bones, how We bring them together and clothe them with flesh}. And {When this was clearly shown to him, he said, I know (now) that Allah is Able to do all things} .Then, he rode on his donkey back to his village where he seemed unfamiliar to the people and the people looked unfamiliar to him. Even, he did not find his own house easily. When he reached the house, he found a crippled blind old woman at the age of one hundred twenty years old. She was a maid owned by him in the past and he left her while she was only twenty years old. He asked her saying: is this the house of ‘Uzair? She said: Yes, it is. She wept and said: Today, no one ever remembers `Uzair. He told her that he was ‘Uzair and Allah the Almighty caused me to die for one hundred years then He gave me life again. She said: Glory is to be to Allah! We lost ‘Uzair one hundred years ago and never heard anything about him. He said: Verily, I am ‘Uzair. She said: ‘Uzair was a man whose supplications were acceptable by Allah the Almighty, so invoke Allah to return my sight to me to look at you, so if you were ‘Uzair, I would certainly know you. Consequently, he invoked Allah the Almighty, then, he wiped over her eyes and they were recovered and took her by the hand and said: Stand up by the Leave of Allah! She stood up by the Leave of Allah. She looked at him and said: I bear witness that you are ‘Uzair. Then, she set out for the Children of Israel in their meetings and gatherings and ‘Uzair’s son who was about one hundred and eighteen years old and his grandsons, and she called them saying: This is ‘Uzair who came back to you. They belied her, but she said: I am so and so, your maid. He invoked Allah for me and He recovered my eyesight and legs. She added: he claims that Allah caused him to die for one hundred years and then He gave him life again. The people rose up and went to look at him. His son said: my father had a black mole between his shoulders. He disclosed his shoulders and they realized that he was ‘Uzair. The Children of Israel said: ‘Uzair was the only one who committed the whole Torah to his heart and Bikhtinassar burnt it and nothing is left thereof but. what the men can remember, so (if you are the true ‘Uzair) write it down for us. His father, Surukha buried the Torah during that era of Bikhrinassar in a place known to nobody but ‘Uzair. Thus, he took them to that place and brought it out, but unfortunately, the papers were rotten and ruined. Consequently, he sat under the shade of a tree circulated by the Children of Israel and he renovated the Torah for them. At that time, two stars descended from the sky and entered into his mouth whereby he remembered the whole text of the Torah and thus renovated it to the Children of Israel. Thus, {The Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah}. (At-Taubah, 30) for the matter of the two stars, renovating the Torah and charging the affairs of the Children of Israel. He renovated the Torah for them in the land of As-Sawad. The town in which he died is said to be called “Sairabadh.”

‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Thus he was as said by Allah the Almighty: {And thus We have made of you a sign for the people} i.e. for the Children of Israel. That he was with his sons a young man among old people for he died when he was only forty and was revived on the same age and status. ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas said: he was resurrected after the time of Bikhtinassar. The same was related by Al-Hasan.

Was He a Prophet?

It is well known that ‘Uzair was one of the Prophets sent to the Children of Israel; he came during the interval between Dawud and Sulaiman, and Zakariya and Yahya. At his time, none from among the Children of Israel happened to memorize the Torah, Allah the Almighty inspired him to commit it to his heart and then he recited it to the Children of Israel. Wahb Ibn Munabih said: Allah the Almighty ordered an Angel to descend with light to throw on ‘Uzair .In doing this, he copied the Torah letter by letter till he was finished.

Ibn ‘Asakir narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) that he asked’ Abdullah Ibn Salam about Allah’s Statement: {The Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah}. (At-Taubah, 30) why did they say so? Ibn Salam mentioned his (‘Uzair’s) writing down of the Torah out of his memory, and the saying of the Jews that Musa (Moses) could not get them the Torah but in a book, and that ‘Uzair got it without a book. Thereupon, some of them said: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah. For this reason, many scholars say: there was a discontinuation pertaining to the transmission of the Torah at the time of ‘Uzair. This is very likely if ‘Uzair was not a Prophet which is adopted by ‘Ata ‘Ibn Abu Rabah and Al-Hasan Al-Basri, and that was narrated by Ishaq Ibn Bishr after Muqatil Ibn Sulaiman after ‘Ata ‘Ibn Abu Rabah as saying: that period witnessed nine things: Bikhtinassar, Sanaa garden, Saba’ garden, Owners of the Ditch, Gasura, Owners of the Cave, Owners of the Elephant, Antioch, and Tubba’.

Ishaq Ibn Bishr said: I was told by Sa’id after Qatadah after Al-Hasan as saying: That period witnessed the issues of ‘Uzair and Bikhtinassar. Moreover, it is transmitted in the Sahih Muslim that Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said: “l am most akin to the son of Mary among the whole of mankind and the Prophets are of different mothers, but of one religion, and no Prophet was raised between me and him (Jesus Christ). ”

Wahb Ibn Munabih said: He was raised between Sulaiman and ‘Isa (Jesus) (Peace be upon them). Ibn ‘Asakir narrated after Anas Ibn Malik and’ Ata ‘Ibn As-Sa’ib as saying: ‘Uzair was raised during the time of Musa Ibn ‘Imran, and that he asked for permission to meet with Musa (Peace be upon him), but he refused because of his asking about the Divine Decree. He left while saying: to die a hundred times, is easier than tasting the humiliation for an hour.

As for what was narrated by Ibn ‘Asakir and others on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas, Nuf AIBakali, Sufyan Ath-Thawri and others that he asked about the Divine Decree and consequently his name was erased from among the names of the Prophets. It is a rejected and unauthentic Hadith that it is likely to be copied from the tales and stories that were invented by the Israelites.

Narrated ‘Abdul Razzaq and Qutaibah Ibn Sa’ id after Ja’far Ibn Sulaiman after Abu ‘Imran Al-Juni after Nuf Al-Bakali as saying: ‘Uzair said to his Lord: 0 Lord! You fashioned the creation, and You mislead whom You will and guide whom You will. It was thus said to him: Turn away from this! But, he returned back. It was again said to him: Turn away from this or your name as a Prophet would be wiped out; I am not to be questioned about My Doing, while they (all creatures) are brought into account pertaining to what they do.

The Group, all but At-Tirmidhi, narrated from the Hadith of Yunus Ibn Yazid after Az-Zuhri after Sa’id and Abu Salamah after Abu Hurairah; also it was narrated by Shu’ aib after Abu Az- Zinad after Al-A’raj after Abu Hurairah as saying: Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said: “An ant had bitten a Prophet (one amongst the earlier Prophets) and he ordered that the colony of the ants should be burnt. And Allah revealed to him: Because of an ant’s bite you have burnt a community from amongst the communities which sings My glory “. This Prophet was narrated to be ‘Uzair by Ishaq Ibn Bishr after Ibn Juraij afterMuhammad Ibn ‘Abdel Wahhab Ibn Mujahid after his father; also this was narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) and Al-Hasan AIBasri. Allah knows best!


 

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