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Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This
Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 1
A Special Topic Course
Presented by:
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Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This
Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba
Lesson 2 Review
• God’s word and the Qur’an
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Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This
Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba
Lesson 2 Review: The Quran and Jesus
• Jesus ...
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Lesson 2 Review: The Layers of Islam
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Jihadi...
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Father Abraham – In the Bible
• Genesis 11:...
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Abraham Follows God’s Call
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Abraham’s Journey
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God’s Covenant with Abraham
• Genesis 15
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Hagar and Ishmael
• Genesis 16
– “Go, slee...
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Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
• Genesis 21
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God’s Promise to Hagar
• Genesis 21:15-21
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Abraham Sacrifices Isaac
• Genesis 22
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The Rest of the Story…
• Ishmael had 12 so...
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Islamic Tradition
• Ibrahim born in the ho...
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Zamzam
• Ibrahim asked Hajar to prepare fo...
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Ibrahim Returns to Makkah
• Many years lat...
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The Kaaba
• Allah ordered Muhammad to rebu...
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The Black Stone of the Kaaba
The angel Jib...
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The Center of Worship
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The Kaaba is the foc...
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History of the Kaaba
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  1. 1. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 1 A Special Topic Course Presented by: www.IslamicStateOfAmerica.com Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Lesson 3: Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba
  2. 2. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba Lesson 2 Review • God’s word and the Qur’an – False angels will proclaim a gospel that is not God’s. – Condemnation for those who follow the false gospel • What are we called to do? – Witness about Jesus. Watch for God at work in Muslim’s lives • The spectrum of Islam… not all Muslims are the same – Secularist – Modernist – Traditionalist – Fundamentalist – Jihadist 2 >50% are Islamists who seek Sharia law for all people
  3. 3. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba Lesson 2 Review: The Quran and Jesus • Jesus is referred to 97 times in the Qur'an – Jesus is: Messiah, word of God, spirit of God, speech of truth – He performed miracles, healed the sick, raised the dead • The Qur'an teaches that Jesus was born of virgin Mary (Surah 3:42-49) – She was pure and chosen above all women – Jesus was Allah’s messenger to the children of Israel • The Qur'an teaches that those who follow Jesus will be made dominant over those who reject Him, until the day of Judgment. (Surah 3:55-57) – Jesus has been given a special place with Allah in heaven – Those who disbelieve in Jesus will be chastised severely in eternal torment. • The Qur'an teaches that everyone will one day stand before God in judgment. (Surah 17:13-14) • Islam teaches that Jesus will return during a period of global upheaval to conquer the anti-Christ, then rule the world (Hadith: Sahih Muslim 2/58) 3
  4. 4. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba Lesson 2 Review: The Layers of Islam 4 Jihadist Islamist Secularist Islamist: Emphasize the implementation of Sharia (Islamic law); of pan- Islamic political unity, including an Islamic state; and of the selective removal of non-Muslim, particularly Western military, economic, political, social, or cultural influences in the Muslim world that they believe to be incompatible with Islam. Source: Wikipedia > 50%
  5. 5. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 5 Father Abraham – In the Bible • Genesis 11:31 – Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran they settled there. Terah lived 205 years and he died in Haran. • Genesis 12:1-5, also Chapters 12-14 – The Lord said to Abram “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation…” (Circa 2085 BC) • From Haran, to Canaan. Built altar at Bethel. To Negev, then to Egypt during famine. Wife = sister, then expelled by Pharaoh. • Back to Negev, then to Bethel. Lot and Abram split. Abram to Hebron, Lot takes Jordan valley and area of Sodom. Rescues Lot.
  6. 6. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 6
  7. 7. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba Abraham Follows God’s Call 7
  8. 8. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba Abraham’s Journey 8
  9. 9. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 9 God’s Covenant with Abraham • Genesis 15 – ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield and your very great reward.’ But Abram said, “O Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?’ And Abram said ‘You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.’ – ‘I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldean to give you this land to take possession of it.’ – ‘Your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.’ – ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the rivers of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates.’
  10. 10. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 10 Hagar and Ishmael • Genesis 16 – “Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her.’ – ‘Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.’ – ‘Then the angel of the Lord told her ‘Go back to your mistress and submit to her.’ The angel added ‘I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count.’ The angel of the lord also said to her; ‘You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone, and everyone’s hand will be against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.’
  11. 11. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 11 Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away • Genesis 21 – ‘Sarah became pregnant and bore a son.’ – ‘Sarah saw that (Hagar) was mocking, and she said to Abraham ‘Get rid of that slave woman and her son.’ – ‘Abraham was distressed… but God said to him… ‘I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring.’ – ‘She went her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba.’
  12. 12. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 12 God’s Promise to Hagar • Genesis 21:15-21 – Out of water, Hagar starts to cry. God hears her cry and visits her with an angel. – ‘Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.’ – ‘God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. While he was living in the desert of Paran, his mother got him a wife from Egypt.’
  13. 13. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 13 Abraham Sacrifices Isaac • Genesis 22 – ‘The God said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.’ – ‘Do not lay a hand on the boy’… and he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.’ – ‘I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.’ – Note: Mt. Moriah = Temple Mount in Jerusalem
  14. 14. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 14 The Rest of the Story… • Ishmael had 12 sons… including one named Kedar – Became 12 tribal chiefs (Genesis 25:13, I Chronicles 1:28-31) – Settled everywhere from Havilah to Shur (Assyria to Egypt) • The tribe of Kedar was a nomadic tribe that lived in a place called Meshech (east end Black Sea? Arabia?) – Psalm 120:5-6 “Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of the Kedar. Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war.” – Isaiah 21:16-17 “… all the glory of the Kedar shall fail: And the residue of the number of archers… shall be diminished.” • Ishmael had a daughter Mahalath who married Esau – Esau’s grandson = Amalek (father of Amalekites, battle of Exodus) • Ishmael was with Isaac at the burial of Abraham
  15. 15. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 15 Islamic Tradition • Ibrahim born in the house of an idolater, in the kingdom of Babylon. He was repulsed by his father’s work with idols. • Mountaintop experience “Submit! Be a Muslim!” • Attempted to convert his father, then left him. Destroyed idols. Sentenced to death by fire. Walked out unscathed, not a trace of smoke. Debated Nimrod, king of Babylon. • Sarah and Lot believed in Allah and followed him, beginnng long travel and calling people to Allah. • No children for Sarah. Moved to Egypt, given servant Hajar, who gave birth to Ismail. Later, Sarah bore Ishaq (Isaac).
  16. 16. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 16 Zamzam • Ibrahim asked Hajar to prepare for a long travel with her baby • She and Abraham departed on a long walk through the Arabian desert, to a high hill named al-Marwa (near modern Meccca) • Abraham left her with a bag of water and a supply of dried fruit (dates) • Hajar nursed the baby until all her food was used up. Desperately thirsty, infant crying, she ran to the nearest hill (al-Safa) • Ran between hills 7 times until she again reached al-Marwa, exhausted. • Saw angel Jibreel digging in the earth until water flowed. The holy water of Zamzam sprang forth, near the old foundations of Adam’s shrine.
  17. 17. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 17 Ibrahim Returns to Makkah • Many years later, Abraham returned to see his son. Hajar had died. He found Ismail sitting under a tree near the spring of Zamzam, sharpening his arrows. • Ismail recognized his father and hugged him. • Ibrahim had a dream of sacrificing his son and shared it with Ismail. They departed for Mt. Arafat (12 miles southeast of Mecca) – Surah 37:99-113 – At Mina, the devil tried to talk Ibrahim out of the sacrifice. He turned his back on devil. – At Mt. Arafat, a sheep was sent to him as an alternate sacrifice • Ibrahim/Ismail called others to Allah
  18. 18. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 18 The Kaaba • Allah ordered Muhammad to rebuild a house of worship originally established by Adam, but destroyed in the flood – Ismail helped his father rebuild the “Kaaba” on Adam’s foundations • When completed, the angel Jibreel descended from heaven and gave Ibrahim instructions for the “Hajj” • Ibrahim stepped on a stone (Makam Ibrahim) and called his people to worship • Islamic scholars date construction circa 2130 BC, about 1000 yrs before Solomon’s temple
  19. 19. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba 19 The Black Stone of the Kaaba The angel Jibreel led Ibrahim to the black stone on nearby mountain. A meteorite-like stone worshipped by early tribes Today this is believed to be the only remaining stone fragment from the Kaaba raised by Ibrahim. Now in 7 fragments. Broken in 930 AD. Revered during pilgrimage to the Kaaba
  20. 20. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba The Center of Worship 20 The Kaaba is the focal point of Islamic worship, central to the Hajj and the direction toward which all Muslims face during their daily prayers. The Kaaba is the most sacred point within the most sacred mosque, located in Mecca. The well of Zamzam is within the mosque. Mina (where Ibrahim turned his back on devil), the twin hills, and Mt. Arafat are nearby The Well at ZamZam
  21. 21. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba History of the Kaaba 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACuB35PR40 Video: Constructing the Kaaba
  22. 22. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Abraham, Ishmael, and the Kaaba In the Next Lesson • Lesson 4 – The origins of Muhammad • Who was the man they call “The “Prophet?” – Revelations in the cave of Hira near Mecca – Establishment of early Islam – Peace in Medina, war in Mecca – Origins of the Qur’an and the Hadith • Watch the news – Articles that relate back to The Prophet and Islamic reverence for Muhammad • Pray for wisdom and insight 22

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