Bismi-Allah ar-Rahmaan ar-Rahim(In naam van Allah, de Barmhartige, de Genadevolle)
Dit stukje gaat over alle volkeren die ooit geleefd hebben, en die na een machtige rijk te hebben opgebouwd…….spoorloos verdwenen zijn. Onze profeet Mohamed(vzmh) heeft ons geleerd dat er ongeveer 124000 profeten door Allah gestuurd zijn om Zijn boodschap te verkondigen. Na het lezen van dit stukje, wordt duidelijk waar al die 124000 profeten zoal zijn geweest. Volkeren als de Maya’s, Inca’s naties uit heel zuid Amerika, Azie uit Australië en Afrika zijn allemaal door een profeet bezocht. Binnenkort plaats ik hier Insha Allah een Nederlandse samenvatting uit een Nederlandse site.
The History of Islam Past Civilizations
By Harun Yahya
Site : http://www.islamic-paths.org/Home/En...ilizations.htm
But how many (countless) generations before them have We destroyed? Can you find a single one of them (now) or hear (so much as) a whisper of them? (Surat, Maryam 98)
Man exists on earth because he is being tested. Throughout history, the immaculate messages and the revelations of Allah communicated to people through His messengers provided guidance for mankind. These messengers and books always summoned man to the righteous path, the path of Allah. Today, the last book of Allah, His only unaltered revelation to mankind is available: the Qur’an.
In the Qur’an, Allah informs that He showed the righteous path to all people throughout the world history and warned them against the Day of Judgment and Hell through His messengers. However, a majority of these people renounced the prophets sent to them and moreover displayed animosity towards them. Because of their impetuosity, they brought down Allah’s wrath and were suddenly wiped off the face of the earth. The related verse follows:
As also 'Ad and Thamud, and the Companions of the Rass, and many a generation between them. To each one We set forth Parables and examples; and each one We broke to utter annihilation (for their sins). And the (Unbelievers) must indeed have passed by the town on which was rained a shower of evil: did they not then see it (with their own eyes)? But they fear not the Resurrection. (Surah Furqan, 38-40)
The news of previous peoples, which constitutes a great part of the Qur’an, is certainly one of the issues of the revelation to be contemplated. The lessons that are to be drawn from their experience is stated as follows in the Qur’an:
See they not how many of those before them We did destroy? Generations We had established on the earth, in strength such as We have not given to you, for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them). (Surat Al-Anaam, 6)
Another verse addressed to men of understanding who can take warning and take heed is the following:
But how many generations before them did We destroy (for their sins), stronger in power than they? Then did they wander through the land: was there any place of escape (for them)?Verily in this is a Message for any that has a heart and understanding or who gives ear and earnestly witnesses (the truth). (Surah Qaf, 36-37)
The Qur’an informs us that these cases of destruction should be a warning for succeeding generations. Nearly all the incidences of destructive events related in the Qur’an have become “observable” and “identifiable” thanks to current archive studies and archaeological finds. Yet it would be a sheer mistake to develop a historical or scientific approach while examining traces of these destruction cases in the Qur’an. As stated in the following verse, each of these incidents is warning to draw lessons from:
So We made it an example to their own time and to their posterity, and a lesson to those who fear Allah. (Surat Al-Baqara, 66)
Yet we should consider one significant fact: those communities who resisted obeying the commandments of Allah did not suffer from Allah’s wrath suddenly. Allah, sent them messengers to warn them with the hope that they would regret their behavior and submit to Allah:
And verily We make them taste the lower punishment before the greater, that happily they may return. (Surat As-Sajda, 21)
Destruction often followed when these warnings evoked no response in the communities. All these communities were punished by the wrath of Allah. They perished from history and were replaced with new generations. These communities actually took benefit from the favors of Allah, led their lives in prosperity, indulged in the enjoyment of all sorts of pleasures and while doing all these things, they never occupied themselves with the remembrance of Allah. They never reflected on the fact that everything in this world is doomed to extinction. They savored the moment and never thought about death and beyond. To them, anything and everything to do with the worldly life seemed eternal. Yet the real eternal life actually laid beyond death. They had no gain whatsoever from this perception of life, however: history provides sufficient evidence of their bitter destruction. Despite the passage of thousands of years, their memories remain as a warning, reminding current generations of the ends of those who go astray against their Creator.