Stories from Stories of Prophets

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The history of the Ismaili Arabs show that these Arabs for a considerable time remained on the religion of Nabi Ibraheem (A), but gradually as the years passed and through their contact with nations from the...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-4)

 To read the previous part of this story, click herThus did we make their case known to the people.That they might know the promise of Allah is true And that there can be no doubt about the our of JudgementBehold they dispute among themselves to...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.You would have seen the sun when it rose declaring to the right from their cave And when it set, turning away from them to the left while they lay in the midst of the Cave...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Allah says: "Do you aflect that the companions of the cave and the Inscription were among our signs?Behold the youths betook themselves to the caveThey said: "Our Lord, bestow on us mercy from yourselfAnd dispose of...

The Story of the As-Haabil Kahf (Part-1)

Kahf means a cave in a mountain but as for the meaning of the word "Raqeem" about it the Mufassireen have a difference of opinion. But about something there is a strong opinion viz., that it is a name of a town which used to...

Jhul Karnain (Part-23)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Lessons and Warnings1. Allah does not grant sovereignty and wealth to any one so that he may use it for his own comfort and benefit. but granted it to man that he may use these things...

Jhul Karnain (Part-22)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Hadith of Bukhari and MuslimSome Mufassireen have taken the verses from Surah Ambiyaa to be prophecy of the coming of the trials and tribulations which came over the Muslim world during the invasion by the...

Jhul Karnain (Part-21)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Tafseer of Atlanta KashmiriAnd says that because in this tory there is mention of putting a stop to the destructive activities of Yajooj and Majooj, therefor Allah after mentioning the words of Zul Qarnain from...

Jhul Karnain (Part-20)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Because the Jews only asked about Zul Qarnain, that is why some details have been given about him. Yajooj and Majooj are only mentioned by the way. In Surah Ambiyaa Allah is rejecting the claims of...

Jhul Karnain (Part-19)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.But when one looks at these verses, its sequence of events and consider the meaning of the verses, this interpretation does not give the complete meaning due to the verses.The detail of this statement is this:...

Jhul Karnain (Part-18)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Exit of Yajooj and MajoojAfter the discussion on Zul Qarnain, the wall and Yajooj and Majooj, the most important question remaining is the exit of Yajooj and Majooj about which the Qur'an gave the prophecy....

Jhul Karnain (Part-17)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.They said: O Zul Qarnain the Yajooj and Majooj people do great mischief on earth.The second point is that the wall was not constructed from bricks, mortar or lime but rom iron blocks which was mixed...

Jhul Karnain (Part-16)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.4. When one proceeds from this Babul Abwaab towards the west towards the Interior of Caucasia one comes across a pass which is known as Daiyal Pass which is situated in the highest parts of Caucesia....

Jhul Karnain (Part-15)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Barrier Wall of Zul QarnainAfter having ascertained who Yajooj and Majooj were the next question to ascertain is the whereabouts of the Barrier built by Zul Qarnain before proceeding with the task of fixing the...

Jhul Karnain (Part-14)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Yajooj and MajoojNow comes the question as to who Yajooj and Majooj are? The Mufassireen and historians of Islam have quoted many types of reports in this regard they also state that most o these reports...

Jhul Karnain (Part-13)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.6. The Qur'an quotes the saying of Zul Qamain from which we can deduce that he was a believer and a just and pious ruler. He said: "We shall not be unjust. But whosoever commits a...

Jhul Karnain (Part-12)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.According to the Torah as well as ancient and present day historical references it has been established that he gathered and united all the Iranian tribes into a kingdom and Empire and even conquered the great...

Jhul Karnain (Part-11)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Bring me blocks of iron. Al length when he had filled up the space between the two mountain sides, he said:"Blow (with your bellows) Then when We had made it red as fire, he said: "Bring...

Jhul Karnain (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Thul Qarnairt and the Holy Qur'anRegarding Thul Qamain we have dealt with two major points viz., the prophecies in the Torah and the historical evidence. Now there remains the question: The person about whom those prophecies...

Jhul Karnain (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Religious Beliefs of KhorusAs regards the religious beliefs of Khorus both the Torah and the historians are agreed that just as he united the small states of Iran into a large and powerful empire and...