2nd Course of Restoration (Continuation
of Clan Level)
|Foundation of Substance
The foundation of substance is established by the person or
people in the Cain position uniting with the leadership of
the Abel position, and by the Abel position taking responsibility
to help and protect the Cain position, at the sacrifice of
their life. The Banu Hashim (Mecca) Tribe was in the position
of Abel, while the various different Medinan tribes were in
the position of Cain. Each of these tribes overcame their
fallen natures (feelings of jealousy, pride, etc.) and embraced
each other with love and
service. Each Ansar or Medinan Moslem took a brother emigrant(who
had sacrificed his home, happiness and wealth for the sake
of Islam) and placed half of his house, goods, and business
concerns at the Meccan Moslems' disposal.The emigrant Moslems
in turn did not take undue advantage of such offers, but continued
to follow Mohammad's example of sacrifice. In this manner
the followers of Mohammad successfully established the Clan
Level Foundation of Substance.
|The successful union of the
various tribes now following Mohammad in Medina, made a condition
that allowed Mohammad to flee his would-be assassins and transfer
the center of God's restoration work from Mecca to Medina.
Therefore, Mohammad after receiving divine revelation to migrate,
left Mecca in the 13th year of his public mission.
period restored earlier prophets' 3-day courses (Moses'
3-day course of excaping from the Pharaoh before crossing
the Red Sea and Jesus 3-days in the tomb or cave).
the particular night he was to be assassinated, he had Ali
sleep in his bed, while he and Abu Bakr slipped away unnoticed.
His tricking the Quraish assassins restored Satan's tricking
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The first 3 days of Mohammad's
escaping Mecca, found him hiding in a cave.
| Once in Medina, Mohammad
proceeded to unite and strengthen the various tribes into
one strong clan. This Mohammad did by teaching them the deeper
aspects of Islam, by establishing civic laws and by building
a mosque; tghe first place where the people could unite around
the Prophet physically in prayer centered on God. The building
of the mosque and it's sincere use, restored the invasion
of the Jewish temple and Christian church and brought to a
close the second 7-year course of Alternative Restoration
(with clan level success).
Third Course of Restoration (national
level) (624-631 AD)
Foundation of Faith
Medina proved to be a very
fertile soil for Islam. The city was inhabited mostly by the
tribes of Aus and hzraj. oth tribes rapidly entered the fold
of Islam. Some Jewish tribes also lived in the city. The oly
Prophet made a treaty of mutual help with them. There followed
a short era of peace and prosperity for the Muslims in Medina.
Mosques were erected, the call to prayer was regulated, and
all had the freedom to follow the faith unmolested. Islam
grew in power and influence day by day.
ecause of the open hearted acceptance
of Islam by the Medinan tribes, what we shall call the Medinan
Clan assumed the position of Abel on the clan level,
after Mecca's rejection of Islam. As such, it was their responsibility
to carry out a mission of love and peace by spreading Islam
across the whole Arab world, under the guidance of Prophet
Mohammad. The rest of the Arabian Clans existed in the Cain
Position, which meant they were susposed to submit themselves
to the leadership of the Medinan Clan (the purpose beihng
spiritual purification through embracing Islam).
begin the 3rd course of Mohammad's restoration work (the national
level, centering on the Medinan Clan) the Medinan Clan had
to establish a foundation of faith. This came in the form
of a difficult test of faith; a Moslem army of only 313 (poorly
equipped and ill prepared) men to fight against a Quraish
army of 1,000 men (who were well armed and were riding on
300 horses and 700 camels). To the mighty Quraish, the Muslim
army looked like a flock of sheep waiting to be butchered.
|Inspite of overwhelming odds
of defeat, the Medinan Clan kept faith in God and followed Mohammad
to face a formidable oppressor. This constant faith and support
of Mohammad allowed the Medinan Clan to restore the failure
of the Jewish people to support Moses and later Prophet Jesus,
when they were faced with a similar situation. Upon this condition
of faith, God gave Divine Support and converted all the physical
weakness into unconquerable strength. Thus, the small Moslem
army managed to overpower and defeat the overwhelmingly mighty
Quraish army and firmly establsih themselves in the Abel position.
|Here in Al-i-Imran,
we find God confirming His choice and support of the Median
Clan in the Abel position. Further proof of the worthiness of
Mohammad and his followers to be in the position closer to God
is the fact that while the battle was at it's height, the Holy
Prophet (with tears streaming down his eyes) was praying to
God to help the helpless and wounded among the Muslims, as
well as the enemy.
|"Indeed there was a sign
for you in the two hosts which met together in encounter;
one party fighting in the way of Allah, and the other
unbelieving...and Allah strengthens with His aid whom
He pleases: most surely there is a lesson in this for
those who have eyes to see." (Al-i-Imran 13