Imam quran evidence Olil Amr Wasi Ali
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Thanks for you previuos answers ! ... you r doing the great job ...
Brother i want to ask about the ayaats which is
And We made them Imams who guided (people) by Our command, and We revealed to
them the doing of good and the keeping up of prayer and the giving of the alms,
and Us (alone) did they serve;
Shakir`s Quran Translation))
2-(ATA`AT KERO ALAH KI USKE RASOOL KI AUR OLILAMR KI.) ....... i dont know which surah is this ..
In the above ayaats ... are these ayaats for the appointed wasi by Allah like Hazrat ali (AS) ?
who are OLILAMR?
and one more ayat but i dont know the surah and ayat number ... in that ayat hazrat ibrahim (AS) suplicated for their childrens for the imaamat ... Can u tell me brother about that ayat ...
Is there any ayat which go for imamat or is there any ayat in which it is
mention that there will be 12 imams? ..
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Imam quran evidence Olil Amr Wasi Ali
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question-1: Brother i want to ask about the ayaats which is
1-(21:73. And We made them Imams who guided (people) by Our command, and We revealed to them the doing of good and the keeping up of prayer and the giving of the alms, and Us (alone) did they serve;
Shakir`s Quran Translation))
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 71-73:
71 But We delivered him (Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.)) and (his nephew, Prophet) Lut; (and directed them) to the land which We have blessed for the nations.
72 And We bestowed on him (Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.)) Isaac and as an additional gift (a grandson) Jacob, and We made righteous men of every one (of them).
73 And We made them Imams, guiding (men) by Our Command and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds to establish regular prayers and to practice regular charity; and they constantly served Us (and Us only).
Beloved Brother in Islam, if one reads the above verse of the Holy Quran in context, it is absolutely clear that the Imams referred to in the Aayah by Allah Subhanah are the Noble Prophets of Allah Subhanah.
In no way whatsoever does the Aayah imply anyone else other than the Noble Prophets of Allah as Imams.
Your Question-2: (ATA`AT KERO ALAH KI USKE RASOOL KI AUR OLILAMR KI.) ....... i dont know which surah is this ..
Allah Says in the Holy Quran iChapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 59:
O you who believe, obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those entrusted with authority amongst you. Then if there arises any dispute about anything, refer the dispute to Allah and the Messenger, if you truly believe in Allah and the Last Day. That would be the best way and most suitable for final determination.
Your Question-3: In the above ayaats ... are these ayaats for the appointed wasi by Allah like Hazrat ali (AS) ? who are OLILAMR?
Indeed, anyone who has been chosen by consensus of the believers to be their Imam or leader would be included in the Olil-Amr. When Hadrat Ali (r.a.) was chosen as the Khalifah by the believers after the murder of Hadrat Uthman (r.a.), indeed he would be the Olil-Amr or the one who has been entrusted with the authority to be the leader of the believers.
But to unilaterally declare that the Olil-Amr refers to Hadrat Ali (r.a.) or any other person exclusively would be an incorrect interpretation of the command of Allah Subhanah. The command of Allah Subhanah regarding the obedience of the Olil-Amr is general and conditional. General in the sense that anyone who is entrusted to lead the believers will be included in the Olil-Amr; and conditional in the sense that the chosen Ameer will only be obeyed when he obeys Allah and His Messenger (saws).
The people who have tried to use this Aayah as evidence to proclaim Hadrat Ali (r.a.) or the noble Ahle-Bayt of the Prophet (saws) as the exclusive Olil-Amr have tried to make the Quran follow their beliefs, rather than align their beliefs in accordance with the guidance of the Quran.
Your Question-4: and one more ayat but i dont know the surah and ayat number ... in that ayat hazrat ibrahim (AS) suplicated for their childrens for the imaamat ... Can u tell me brother about that ayat ...
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 124:
124 And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands which he fulfilled; He said: "I will make thee an Imam to the nations." He (Ibraheem (a.s.) pleaded: "And also (Imams) from my offspring!" He (Allah Subhanah) answered: "But My promise is not within the reach of evil-doers."
Allah Subhanah promised and fulfilled His Promise to make Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) and the righteous amongst his descendants as Imams; and thus the major monoeisthic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam take root from the righteous offspring of the Noble Messenger and Choicest Friend of Allah, Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.).
Your Question-5: Is there any ayat which go for imamat
There are several verses in the Glorious Quran, where Allah Subhanah has used the term imam. The word imam in the Arabic language can be used to mean several things, depending on the context of the verse. It may mean a leader in religion, the leader of congregational prayer, a model, a pattern or example, a book of guidance and instructions, a book of evidence or records, or even a highway! It all depends on how the term has been used.
Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 124:
124 And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands which he fulfilled; He said: "I will make thee an Imam (leader) to the nations." He pleaded: "And also (Imams) from my offspring!" He answered: "But my promise is not within the reach of evil-doers."
Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verse 17:
17 Can they be (like) those who accept a Clear (Sign) from their Lord, and whom a witness from Himself doth teach as did the Book of Moses before it, an Imam (Book of guidance) and a mercy? They believe therein; but those of the Sects that reject it, the Fire will be their promised meeting place. Be not then in doubt thereon: for it is the Truth from thy Lord: yet many among men do not believe!
Holy Quran Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verse 79:
78 And the Companions of the Wood were also wrongdoers;
79 So We exacted retribution from them. They were both on an open Imam (highway) plain to see.
Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 17:
71 One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams (leaders): those who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with pleasure) and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.
Holy Quran Chapter 36 Surah Ya Seen verse 12:
12 Verily We shall give life to the dead, and We record that which they sent before and that which they leave behind; and of all things have We taken account in a clear Imam (Book of Records or evidence).
Thus, the term imam has been used several times in the Holy Quran, and the meaning of the word can easily be understood clearly in the context in which it has been used.
Some people today have taken a specific meaning of the term Imam or Imamat completely out of context with the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah, and try to apply it exclusive to a specific chosen family or people as their God-given right! That is an absolutely incorrect interpretation of the clear guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
Your Question-6: or is there any ayat in which it is mention that there will be 12 imams? ..
There is absolutely no mention in the Glorious Quran that there will be twelve Imams in the future; but there is a mention in the past-tense where Allah Subhanah declares that He did aforetime appoint twelve Naqeebs or Captains from amongst the descendants of Prophet Yaqoob (a.s.) or Bani Israel.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 12:
12 Allah did aforetime take a Covenant from the Children of Israel and We appointed twelve Naqeebs (Captains) among them and Allah said: "I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers practice regular charity believe in My apostles honor and assist them and loan to Allah a beautiful loan verily I will wipe out from you your evils and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you after this resisteth faith he hath truly wandered from the path of rectitude."
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother and sincere well wisher in Islam,