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Abraham Covenant


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Abraham Covenant

  1. 1. Promised and Covenant of God with Abraham Genealogical Lineage Abraham (Ibrahim) Ishmael Isaac Nebaioth Jacob Esau Qusay Kedar Reuben Adbeel Simeon Abdud-Daar Mibsam Levi-Moses & Aaron Mishma Gad Abdul Munaaf Dumah Zebulon Massa Issachar Hadad Dan Tema Asher Jetur Napthali Naphish Joseph Kedemah Benjamin Judah Jews Jesus-the Christ Al- Muttalib Abdul-Shams the last Prophet to the Israelites Amr Hashim Shayba Abdul Muttalib Abdullah Muhammad-the last Messenger Biblical References The Promised to Ishmael-Genesis 16:10; 17:20; 21:18; 21:13; Rights of the first born – Duet. 21:15-17 Ishmael and Hagar are legal wife and sons-Genesis 16:3 Abraham and Sarah are sister and brother-Genesis 20:12 The inheritance of Abraham -Genesis 15:18; Genesis 17:8 (Canaan for Israel) Burden upon Arabia – Isaiah 21:13 Three Prophet from Sinai, Seir and Paran (Arabia)- Duet. 33:2; Habakkuk 3:3; The Ahmed of all nations will come Haggai 2:7 The rights of the covenant – Genesis 16:9-14 The Coming of Shiloh (Peace) or Islam – Genesis 49:1, 10 The Prophet preaching Peace -Islam (shalom)- Duet. 13:1-5; 18:20-22; Jeremiah 28:9 The Kingdom of God given to a nation- Matthew 21:43 The Baka o Mekka in the Bible- Psalms 84:6; The House of Glory (Mekka) –Isaiah 60:1-7, 11 1
  2. 2. The Mystery Reveals “ Islam is a mystery linked with the blessing obtained by Abraham from God for his son Ishmael and Ishmael’s progeny. This line of thought, derived from the Bible, is the one to take in order to grasp the significance of Islam… Islam might well be the Abrahamic mystery of Ishmael.” (by: Giulio Basetti-Sani, The Koran in the Light of Christ p. 25; Nihil Obstat by Mark Hegener OFM and Imprimatur of Msgr Richard A. Rosemayer; “ According to Scripture the Arabs descended from Abraham through Ishmael. God granted a special blessing to Ishmael because of Abraham.” (Richrad Wolff p. 81, Israel Act III) Qur’anic and Hadith References The Qur’an says: “And who can be better in religion than one who submits himself to Allah; and he is a righteous man, and follows the religion of Abraham in worshipping none but Allah alone. And Allah did take Abraham as an intimate friend.” (4:125). In the Bible Abraham was chosen by God as a father of many nations, the Qur’an clarify this covenant and promise, Allah says: “Verily, I am going to make you Abraham AN IMAM that is a leader for mankind. In addition, Abraham said,‘ and of my offspring. Allah said to Abraham, “COVENANT OF PROPHETHOOD includes not the polytheists and wrong doers… And this religion of Islam was enjoined by Abraham upon his sons and by Jacob, saying” O my sons! Allah has chosen for you the religion, then die not except in the Faith of Islam…and indeed, We sent NOAH AND ABRAHAM, AND PLACED IN THEIR OFFSPRING PROPHETHOOD AND SCRIPTURE. Moreover, among them, there are some who guided; but many of them are rebellious or disobedient to Allah. ” (2:125, 132; 57:26). The Qur’an says: “Say O Muhammad: We believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and Al- Asbat ( 12 tribes of the sons of Jacob) and what was given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between one another among them and to Him we have submitted (in Islam). [3:84] It is clear that Islam has the most continuous and universal message of any religion, because all Prophets and Messengers were Muslim. The Prophet said: " I am the (result of the) invocation made to Allah from my father Ibrahim and the good news Jesus delivered. When my mother was pregnant with me, she had a dream in which she saw a light emanating from her that radiated the places of Busra in Ash-Sham." (Fath Al Bari 8:509) and in another Hadith, he says:" I was written with Allah as the Last and the Final of the Prophet, even when Adam was still clay. I will tell of the first good news announcing my advent, the (result of the) invocation to Allah made from my father Ibrahim, the good news Isa (Jesus) conveyed, and the dream that my mother saw. The mothers of all Prophets see similar dreams." (Ahmad 4:127) 2
  3. 3. The Covenant with Abraham Genesis 17: 19-20 (KJV) “And God said Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and I will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. New Testament Fulfillment Matthew 21:42-44 (RSV) “Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corners: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” 3