Today my Uncle, Abdul Kareem Parappurath, died of a severe stroke. May Allah forgive him and bestow His mercy on him.
In the evening I was double minded to attend the weekly Quran Learning Class. Final decision was to attend the class with my wife.
The extended reading of Today's Quran class is as follows:
And We sent Noah and Abraham, and established in their line Prophethood and Revelation: and some of them were on right guidance. But many of them became rebellious transgressors. Quran 57:26 (From Yusuf Ali Translation)
We can make the following extended reading from this verse:
The history of Mankind can be classified to the following periods:
From Adam (A.S) to Noah (A.S)
The generations enlightened by the Prophets in the line of Noah (A.S) till Abraham (A.S)
The generations enlightened by the Prophets in the line of Abraham (A.S) till Jesus (A.S). This genealogy of these Prophets reach to Ishaq (A.S), the son of Abraham (A.S).
The generation enlightened by the Prophet Mohammed (S.A). This genealogy of Prophet Mohammed reach ti Ismail (A.S), the son of Abraham (A.S).
To different degrees of perfection, the teachings of these various periods do exist in different parts of the world. This verse calls for an in depth historical study to trace back these references.
The later part of the verse says that some of them were on right guidance. But many of them became rebellious transgressors!
In short each one of us can make a serious study the following for themselves:
1. To which period in the history my value system is referring to?
2. Am I part of a group who got the right guidance or not?