Prophetic promise of the Resurrection after Children of
Israel gathered together
From: jagbir singh <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:26 pm
Subject: Prophetic promise of the Resurrection after
Children of Israel gathered together
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> 'Innocent religion is now a message of hate'
> by Abdel Rahman al-Rashed, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Newspaper
> It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists,
but it is
> equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost
> terrorists are Muslims.
> The hostage-takers of children in Beslan, North Ossetia,
> Muslims. The other hostage-takers and subsequent murderers
> Nepalese chefs and workers in Iraq were also Muslims.
> involved in rape and murder in Darfur, Sudan, are Muslims,
> other Muslims chosen to be their victims.
> Those responsible for the attacks on residential towers in
> and Khobar were Muslims. The two women who crashed two
> last week were also Muslims.
> Bin Laden is a Muslim. The majority of those who manned
> suicide bombings against buses, vehicles, schools, houses
> buildings, all over the world, were Muslim.
> What a pathetic record. What an abominable "achievement".
> all this tell us anything about ourselves, our societies
"This gentleman has brought some hope back into my heart.
Actually, he is not the only Arab or Moslem who feels this
way. There are others, but their voices are rarely heard in
public and if they are, they often threatened to such an
extent that they fear for their lives. There are even
Moslems who are Zionists. Yes, they believe that the tiny
sliver of land in the vast Arab-Moslem Middle East called
Israel, was promised by the Almighty to the Jews and that
this is confirmed by certain passages in the Koran itself.
One wonders, therefore, why the vast majority of our
cousins, the Arab-Moslem people, are so determined to
destroy Israel and massacre its Jewish population. Why, in
the vast Arab-Moslem territories, stretching from Morocco to
Iraq, a small portion of land inhabited and governed by Jews
is considered an insult to Islam, although all three Holy
books, the Jewish Bible, the Christian New Testament and the
Moslem Koran confirm it was promised to the Jews by the One
Moreover, why are there scarcely any Jews living any longer
amongst 300,000,000 Arabs today, after nearly 1 million fled
or were forced to leave after Israel became independent?
Most of these Jewish refugees live today within the cramped
borders of Israel together with 1,300,000 Arab citizens -
out of a total population of 6,500,000. It is within the
power of Saudi Arabia, as the principle flagbearer of Islam,
to finally retract its unwarranted, and unnecessary,
antagonism towards Israel and the Jews in general, and
reverse the "jihad" objective of destroying Israel and
exterminating its Jewish population. Then we could all,
Jews, Christians and Moslems, live in peace, security and
mutual honor in a Middle East which could become paradise on
The Lost Tribes
The Lost Tribes Of Israel
We did give Nine Clear Signs:
As the Children of Israel: when he came to them, Pharaoh
said to him:
"O Moses! I consider thee, indeed, to have been worked upon
Moses said, "Thou knowest well that these things have been
sent down by none, But the Lord of the heavens and the earth
as eye-opening evidence: And I consider thee indeed, O
Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction!"
So he resolved to remove them from the face of the earth:
But We did drown him and all who were with him.
And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel,
"Dwell securely in the land (of promise)":
But when the second of the warnings came to pass,
We gather you together in a mingled crowd.
17:101 -104 Al Isra' (The Night Journey)
Some commentators understand the second warning to be the
Day of Judgment, the Promise of the Hereafter."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n
Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an, p. 703.)
shall come to pass on that day, that the Lord will set His
hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His
people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt and
from Pathros and from Kush and from Eklam and from Shinar
and from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. And he
shall set up an ensign for the nations and will assemble the
dispersed of Israel and gather together the scattered of
Judah from the four corners of the Earth."
"THE SAGA OF THE LOST TRIBES
Descendants alive today, filmmaker says ...
Lila Sarick, The Globe and Mail
search for the lost tribes of Israel, dispersed nearly 3,000
years ago, is a romantic quest that has mesmerized explorers
and adventurers for hundreds of years. The stakes are
tantalizing. Not only is there the thrill of finding people
alive today who are the descendants of those who apparently
disappeared without a trace, but according to biblical
prophecy, their reappearance signals the approach of a
latest bid to separate the fact from the myth comes from
award winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici in
Quest for the Lost Tribes of Israel... .
his travels to Tunisia, Afghanistan, Burma and Uzbekistan.
In every place, he found evidence that not only had the Jews
been there thousands of years ago but that people still had
Israelites names, practices and an Israel consciousness.
approach this differently than any other story. I was quite
prepared to report there ain't nothing here," Mr. Jacobovici
said in an interview. "If I land in Afghanistan and the
Pathans say they're Israelites, it's my job to report it
for the lost tribes was one of the three great mysteries
pursued by Western adventurers through the ages, along with
the search for the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant.
three, the story of the tribes is the most clearly detailed
in the historical narratives of the Bible and other texts.
the time of King Solomon, 10 of the 12 tribes of Israel
lived in an area north of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of
Israel, while the tribes of Judah and Benjamin inhabited the
southern Kingdom of Judah.
Assyrian conquest of the Kingdom of Israel in 721 BC, the 10
tribes were captured, enslaved and deported. They vanished.
The tribes of Judah and Benjamin were captured and exiled to
Babylon in 586 BC. They were freed 50 years later and
allowed to return to Israel.
Historians assume the 10 tribes were not truly lost but
assimilated into the larger society...
began inadvertently when he made a film about the Ethiopian
Jews. Before they were airlifted to safety in the mid-1980s,
Israeli chief rabbi declared they were descendants of the
tribe of Dan.
years later, Mr. Jacobovici heard about an Israel rabbi
claiming to have discovered Jews on the Burmese-Indian
border. These people, who called themselves Menmasseh, had
ancient songs about crossing the sea with the water parting
before them and following a pillar of fire by night and a
cloud by day, stories strikingly similar to the biblical
account of the exodus from Egypt... .
chief rabbis are right and the Ethiopians are Dan, and if
this rabbi is right and these people are Menashe, could this
be happening?" Mr. Jacobovici recalled thinking. "If this
prophecy were to unfold, what do you think it would look
like? Would the tribes come on camel back from heaven? ...
Or do they get on boats and airplanes, just regular people
buying tickets going to their travel agent and suddenly
prophecy can unfold on the nightly news and we don't even
quixotic trek took him to Afghanistan, where he found
hill-dwelling people who belonged to the tribes of Shinwari,
Efredi, Reuveni and Gadun, corruptions, he believes, of the
tribal names of Simeon, Ephraim, Reuven and Gad.
call themselves children of Isaac, an odd appellation for
Muslims who would more likely to follow the tradition of
Ishmael, the father of the Arab nation, not his Jewish
half-brother Isaac... .
Central Asia, where Mr. Jacobovici found treasure troves of
objects with Hebrew and Aramaic writing hidden away in
museum basements, there was, he believes a deliberate effort
by the former Soviet Union to suppress the history of the
instances, Western myopia means that dangerous and
inaccessible places have simply fallen off our radar.
Volumes are written about the Jewish communities of Poland,
but next to nothing is documented about the Afghani
communities, which are hundreds, if not thousands, of years
his journalist's objectivity, Mr. Jacobovici declines to
speculate on the biblical prophecy that the discovery of the
tribes is the first step toward the end of days.
know is, I went out to look for a story and I came home with
the goods," he said.
believers, the idea "we may be living in times of ultimate
reunification of families is mind-blowing in a very positive
way," he said. "The idea that biblical prophecy is unfolding
in the nightly news is wow for people." "
The Globe and Mail, Friday,
November 20, 1998
verily We gave unto Moses nine tokens,
Clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty).
Do but ask the Children of Israel how he came unto them,
Then Pharaoh said unto him:
Lo! I deem thee one bewitched, O Moses.
He said: Truly you know that none but the Lord of the
heavens and the earth,
Has sent down these as clear proof and most surely I believe
you, O Firon,
To be given over to perdition.
So he desired to destroy them out of the earth,
But We drowned him and those with him all together;
And We said to the Israelites after him: Dwell in the land:
And when the promise of the next life shall come to
We will bring you both together in judgment.
17:101 -104 Al Isra
(M.H. Shakir, The Holy Qur'n,
University of Virginia.)
And certainly We gave Musa nine
clear signs; so ask the children of Israel.
When he came to them, Firon said to him:
Most surely I deem you, O Musa, to be a man deprived of
He said: In truth thou knowest that none sent down these
Save the Lord of the heavens and the earth as proofs,
And lo! (for my part) I deem thee lost, O Pharaoh.
And he wished to scare them from the land,
But We drowned him and those with him, all together.
And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in
But when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass,
We shall bring you as a crowd gathered out of various
17:101 -104 Al Isra
(M. Pickthall, The Meaning of the
Glorious Quran, U. of Michigan.)