Friday, December 25, 2009

the day sanctified when Christ was born

Wa as-salamu AAalayya yawma wulidtu,
wa yawma amootu,
wa yawma obAAathu hayyan.

"So peace is on me the day I was born,
the day that I die,
and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!

- from the blessed sayings of Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, son of Mary)

from The Holy Quran,
Chapter of Mary, 19:33

Despite the fact that no one really know the exact calendar date of Christ's coming to the world, the day is sanctified by the very coming of Christ, the Word and Spirit of God (Ruhu'Llah). From the holy lips of Christ, Quran - the Last Testament testifies that the particular day of his birth, on his day of departure and his resurrection on the Day of Final Judgment in all occasions, special peace descends upon him. The nature of this pure peace Christ himself calls, as we find in New Testament, 'peace not as the world gives but as Beloved Himself gives to the world' and he leaves that peace for his lovers.

Christmas marks the remembrance of the birth of Christ as well an occasion to remember mother Mary, who was among those 'who are drawn near' and special friend of God. Blessings of the day be with you. Wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

"As the Heavenly Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in His love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that yours joy may be complete.

May command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant knows not his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you .. This is my command: Love each other."

- Teaching of Christ to his intimate disciples, from John 15

Ten Gnostic Commands of the Way of Christ

Be calm,
be loving unto others,
be gentle,
be peaceful,
be merciful,
give tithes (zakat),
help the poor and sick and distressed,
be devoted to God,
be righteous,
be good -

- that ye may receive the Mysteries of the Light
and go on high into the Land of Light.

- Pistis Sophia, 102

La ilaha illa'Llah,
Isa Ayatu'Llah

There is but One God,
Jesus is Sign of God.

La ilaha illa'Llah,
Isa Ruhu'Llah

There is but One God,
Jesus is Spirit of God.

Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Isa ibn Maryam.

O Allah! May Your grace, peace and blessings rest on our Master Jesus, son of Mary.

Allahumma salli wa sallim wa baarik ala ruhi sayyidina Isa fi arwaahi, wa salli wa sallim ala qalbi sayyidinia Isa fi qulbi, wa salli wa sallim ala jasadi Isa fil ajsaadi.

O Allah! Shower Your grace and blessings on the soul of Jesus, our master, among all souls, on the heart of Jesus, among all hearts, and on the body of Jesus, among all bodies.


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