Friday Prayer

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ بِجَمِیعِ مَحَامِدِه کُلِّهَا عَلَی جَمِیعِ نِعَمِهِ کُلِّهَا… اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ مالِکِ الْمُلْکِ مُجْرِی الْفُلْکِ مُسَخِّرِ الرِّیاحِ فالِقِ الاْصْباحِ دَیّانِ الدّینِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمینَ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ عَلی حِلْمِهِ بَعْدَ عِلمِهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ عَلی عَفْوِهِ بَعْدَ قُدْرَتِهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ عَلی طُولِ اَناتِهِ فی غَضَبِهِ وَهُوَ قادِرٌ عَلی ما یُریدُ
All praise be to Allah with full gratitude for all His bounties. … All praise be to Allah: the master of the sovereignty, Who allows arks to flow [on seas], Who controls the winds, Who causes the day to break, Who administers the authority, and Who is the Lord of the worlds. All praise be to Allah for His forbearance despite His full knowledge. All praise be to Allah for His amnesty despite His full power. All praise be to Allah for the length of His respite during His wrath, while He is able to do whatever He wills.
و نشهد أن لا اله الا الله وحده لا شریک له، و أَنَّ محمداً عبده و رسوله ارسله بالهدی و دین الحق لیظهره علی الدین کله و لو کره المشرکون
We bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is one and has no partners. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, whom He sent with guidance and the religion of truth that He may make it prevail over all religions, though the polytheists should be averse.
اوصیکم عبادالله و نفسی بتقوی الله و اتباع امره و نهیه، و اخوفکم من عقابه
I enjoin you, servants of Allah and myself, to have fear of God and comply with His commands and forbiddances, and warn you against His retribution.

The Beginning of Jesus’s Prophetic Mission
According to the noble Quran, Jesus (peace be upon him) commenced his divine mission by exhibiting a series of miracles. These extraordinary acts, akin to those performed by other prophets, served to authenticate their divine appointment as messengers of God, particularly for those who found it difficult to have faith in them.
It is important to note that the life of Jesus, peace be upon him, was abound with divine miracles. These miracles encompassed various stages, including events prior to his birth, during his birth, and subsequent to it. Furthermore, throughout his prophetic mission, Jesus continued to manifest an increasing number of extraordinary miracles.
Jesus’s Miracles Prior to His Prophetic Mission
Prior to embarking on his prophetic mission, Jesus (peace be upon him) performed several remarkable miracles, as detailed in various verses of the noble Quran. These miracles include:
1. Mary’s miraculous conception as a virgin.
2. Jesus’s extraordinary birth, which occurred in a non-ordinary manner.
3. The remarkable ability of Jesus to speak as an infant.
We have previously explored these miracles extensively, as they are explicitly mentioned in multiple verses of the noble Quran.
وَالَّتِي أَحْصَنَتْ فَرْجَهَا، فَنَفَخْنَا فِيهَا مِنْ رُوحِنَا وَجَعَلْنَاهَا وَابْنَهَا آيَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ
And [remember] her who guarded her chastity, so We breathed into her Our spirit, and made her and her son a sign for all the nations. (Al-Anbiya, 91)
وَيُكَلِّمُ النَّاسَ فِي الْمَهْدِ وَكَهْلًا، وَمِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
He will speak to the people in the cradle and in adulthood, and will be one of the righteous. (Al ʿImran, 46)
Miracles after Jesus’s Prophetic Mission
Following the start of his prophetic mission, Jesus Christ addressed the Children of Israel to substantiate the authenticity of his claim to prophethood. He unequivocally stated, “I have certainly brought you a sign from your Lord” (Al ʿImran, 49). This signifies that Jesus did not assert his prophethood without providing evidence in the form of miracles. Rather, he presented these miracles as undeniable proof of his veracity.
Here are the miracles exhibited by Jesus, the son of Mary, subsequent to the onset of his prophetic mission, as elucidated in the noble Quran.
1. Giving Life to a Figurine
While individuals have the ability to create clay figurines and sculptures, the transformation of a clay figurine of a bird into a living, breathing bird is a feat exclusive to God the Exalted.
…أنّی أَخْلُقُ لَکمْ مِنَ الطِّینِ کهَیْئَةِ الطَّیْرِ فَأَنْفُخُ فِیهِ فَیَکونُ طَیْراً بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ…
… I will create for you the form of a bird out of clay, then I will breathe into it, and it will become a bird by Allah’s leave. … (Al ʿImran, 49)
The context of the verse suggests that during the time of Jesus, peace be upon him, there were numerous artisans skilled in sculpting and crafting figurines. Even among the Jewish community, various figurines and sculptures depicting prophets, angels, and more were made from clay or stone. One of the miracles performed by Jesus Christ was the act of fashioning a clay figurine and, through the permission of God, bringing it to life. This extraordinary event served as compelling evidence to support his claim as a prophet.
2. Healing Patients with Recalcitrant and Incurable Diseases
Another miracle attributed to Jesus, the son of Mary, as mentioned in the noble Quran, is his ability to heal individuals who were born blind or afflicted with leprosy.
…وَ أُبْرِئُ الْأَکمَهَ وَ الْأَبْرَصَ…
… I heal the blind and the leper… (Al ʿImran, 49)
The Arabic word “akmah,” as used in this verse, specifically denotes an individual who was born blind. Similarly, the term “abraṣ” refers to someone afflicted with an incurable skin disease characterized by the appearance of white spots on the skin. Furthermore, the term “ibrāʾ” used in this context signifies the complete eradication of a flaw or imperfection, leading to a state of full recovery and improvement.
The mention of these two diseases, congenital blindness and leprosy, in the Quran may be attributed to the fact that skilled physicians of that era were able to cure certain illnesses, but were unable to provide remedies for these specific conditions. Additionally, these diseases were visibly apparent, making it evident to all observers when healing occurred. This ensured that the healing of such ailments could not be denied or doubted.
3. Reviving the Dead
Another remarkable miracle performed by Jesus Christ subsequent to the beginning of his prophetic mission was the ability to revive the dead.
… وَ أُحْیِ الْمَوْتی‏ بِإِذْنِ اللَّه‏…
… and I revive the dead by Allah’s leave. … (Al ʿImran, 49)
The phrase “revive the dead,” which is plural in its original Arabic, implies that Jesus Christ brought the deceased back to life on multiple occasions.
4. Revealing the Hidden
Another miracle attributed to Jesus Christ, as mentioned in the noble Quran, is his ability to reveal the hidden or secrets.
…وَ أُنَبِّئُکمْ بِما تَأْکلُونَ وَ ما تَدَّخِرُونَ فِی بُیُوتِکم‏…
… I will tell you what you have eaten and what you have stored in your houses. … (Al ʿImran, 49)
The revelation of the hidden is an exclusive attribute of God, who bestows this power upon the prophets to whom He reveals. The miraculous nature of this ability leaves no room for doubt or skepticism.
In Surah Maʾida, God lists all of Jesus’s miracles both before and after his prophetic mission:
إِذْ قَالَ اللَّهُ يَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ اذْكُرْ نِعْمَتِي عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَى وَالِدَتِكَ، إِذْ أَيَّدْتُكَ بِرُوحِ الْقُدُسِ تُكَلِّمُ النَّاسَ فِي الْمَهْدِ وَكَهْلًا، وَإِذْ عَلَّمْتُكَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَالتَّوْرَاةَ وَالْإِنْجِيلَ، وَإِذْ تَخْلُقُ مِنَ الطِّينِ كَهَيْئَةِ الطَّيْرِ بِإِذْنِي فَتَنْفُخُ فِيهَا فَتَكُونُ طَيْرًا بِإِذْنِي، وَتُبْرِئُ الْأَكْمَهَ وَالْأَبْرَصَ بِإِذْنِي، وَإِذْ تُخْرِجُ الْمَوْتَى بِإِذْنِي…
When Allah will say, O Jesus son of Mary, remember My blessing upon you and upon your mother, when I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit, so you would speak to the people in the cradle and in adulthood, and when I taught you the Book and wisdom, the Torah and the Evangel, and when you would create from clay the form of a bird, with My leave, and you would breathe into it and it would become a bird, with My leave; and you would heal the blind and the leper, with My leave, and you would raise the dead, with My leave… (Maʾida, 110)

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