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The Lawmaker

Who is the Lawmaker, and what does his role in the society entail?

God has never left humanity without a guide. The successorship from one prophet to another has passed on from generation to generation. As such is with the laws that God had provided humanity to live accordingly, God had sent laws from the beginning of time starting with Adam to the time of Mohammed. Laws & limitations have changed during each age & time, but some remained the same, many were removed and many were added depending on the actions of the people for every age requires new laws & a new jurisprudence.

ADAM

In the time of Adam & Eve, there was only one condition, to not eat from the tree and there was only one command, to be fruitful & increase in number. However, there was only one way to reproduce and that was incest.

Ibn Abi Haatim narrated: …The twin brother of the ugly one said to his brother: Give me your twin sister in marriage and I will give you my twin sister in marriage. He said: I have more right to my twin sister. So they offered sacrifices, and the sacrifice of the one who offered a ram was accepted but the sacrifice of the one who offered crops was not accepted, so he killed him.” (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 3/83  )

We can see from this verse that it was allowed in the time of Adam to marry one’s brother or sister. That is something in is not  permissible today, for it is unlawful to do so in many of the world religions.

“Forbidden to you are your mothers and your daughters and your sisters”. [The Holy Quran 4:23]

In Genesis, Chapter 4, we see that the offering of the son of Adam, Abel was accepted whereas Adam’s other son’, Cain’s, was not. As a result, Cain killed Abel. 

“In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favour on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favour. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.” – Genesis 4:3 – 5

“Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.” – Genesis 4:8

The children of Cain had filled the Earth with injustice & tyranny as the increasing amount of crimes, corruption & robbery skyrocketed until the time of Noah. The children of Adam became weak and the descendants of Cain rose to power due to the lack of laws and jurisprudence. As a result, the divine laws and jurisprudence would have to be updated due to the changing circumstances. 

NOAH

In Genesis 9, God lay down new rules. The people of the previous covenant had gotten away with their evil doings. As we know, Cain killed Abel but he was not put to death for his doing. So this time, God put in place a penalty for murder and said:

 

“…I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being. Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.”​ – Genesis 9:5-6

Other new laws during the time of Noah centred around what man could and could not eat. Adam was allowed to eat all plants, but God added meat to the menu for Noah, saying:

“Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.” ​– Genesis 9:3

Prophets from the east and the west such as Confucious, Aristotle, Buddha & Krishna lived upon the Noahic covenant, and therefore they are still under the ruling of Noah as that was what was best for their nations.

ABRAHAM

New laws were then put in place when the people had broken the covenant of Noah, God had then chosen Abraham.

Abraham was married to his own sister, Sarah, who was actually his half sister, marriage between siblings remained lawful in the Noahic Covenant, which Abraham and Sarah were upon, and it remained lawful in the time of Abraham as well. 

“Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.’ Genesis Chapter 20:1-2

In this verse we can clearly see how it states that Abraham and Sarah are both brother and sister as well as husband and wife. 

MOSES

In the time of Moses, the laws had become more detailed with more laws & instructions. The reason being that humanity’s needs had changed, and more complex laws were needed in order for the people to maintain a functioning society, a society of 613,000 Israelites, where personal problems, complaints and issues had to be attended to, this being the main reason for such a numerous amount of complex laws that dealt with marriage, fornication, adultery & homosexuality, which all came into effect in the time of Moses.

One of the most important additions to the law of Moses was the spilling of a disbeliever’s blood that first appeared when God ordered Noah to abandon his son, but this had never come into practice until the time of Moses. God had eliminated the children of Satan who would naturally grow up to spill the blood of Adam and his children and commit evil and sins were the punishment upon the Egyptians in the time of Moses. This is commonly known as “the death of the firstborn”. In the Bible it states,

“This is what the LORD says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well.” – Exodus 11:4-5

The numerous people living closely together would eventually lead to wars with neighbouring peoples and if God is with the people of Israel, then naturally the enemies of the people of Israel are the enemies of God, therefore placing the laws that made it permissible for the sons of Adam to defend themselves from the sons of Cain. In the previous times of the prophets, evil had always outnumbered good and the people were not able to defend themselves and that’s when the law to kill every descendant of Cain became permissible.

Another law that was set was dietary restrictions;

“All food was lawful to the Children of Israel except what Israel had made unlawful to himself before the Torah was revealed. Say, [O Muhammad], “So bring the Torah and recite it, if you should be truthful.”  The Holy Quran 3:93

This verse shows us that everything was permissible for the Israelites before the Torah and that it was these restrictions which Israel placed on himself that later Moses added as a law.

In the time of Prophet David he continued to follow the laws of Moses, however he had broken one of the 10 commandments. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife”, the same sin that Adam had committed, yet both were forgiven although both prophets had broken the laws that were placed in their time. The reason that they had been forgiven was due to the fact that a vicegerent is above the laws of God. 

JESUS

A law that changed during the time period of Jesus, was the law of marriage, he enforced monogamous marriages only and outlawed polygamy. 

6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them gmale and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,1 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. – Mark 10:6–9

In Luke chapter 16 we read:

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” ​Matthew 5:17.​ ​And he also said: ​“It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.” ​

-Luke 16:17​

From this verse, it is clear to us that the people in this time were still under the laws of Moses. So Jesus did come to abolish any of the laws, but rather to fulfil them.

Jesus never explained the terms of a new covenant as he did not want to create a new law. The Israelites were never given a new law nor a new deal with God, as their agreement with God has already ended. Until Jesus Christ, the Hebrews had a consistent line of prophets. Then, for almost 2,000 years, they were never given a new law. Because of their attempt to kill Jesus, God ended his partnership with Israel. He then established a new nation with the ishmaelites, and many prophets were sent there. the arabs, however they had repeated history by breaking the covenant once again.

MUHAMMED

During the time of prophet Muhammed there were significant changes in the laws. New laws were added in order to purify, discipline & correct their ways due to the fact they had deviated far from the laws they were required to follow from the Jesuit covenant. 

Changing the direction of prayer 

One of the significant changes to the law was the direction of Prayer. In the early days of Muhammad’s call, prayers were performed towards Jerusalem which was instated since the time of Moses. However, during the time of Muhammad, the direction of prayer changed to another place. The place, which the Ishmaelites regarded as the house of God, the Kaaba in Mecca.

 

​“…We will surely turn you to a qiblah with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer]…” ​

-Quran 2:144

Alcohol

Excessive indulgence of sex & alcohol was a common occurrence in the arab life. A prohibition on alcohol then followed, and this was the first time it was forbidden throughout all the times of the prophets & messengers as alcohol was once permissible. In the New Testament, Jesus miraculously made an abundant amount of wine at the marriage at Cana. Wine is the most common alcoholic beverage mentioned in biblical literature, where it is a source of symbolism, and was an important part of daily life in biblical times. But in Muhammad’s time, people were drinking to excess and alcohol was banned entirely. 

”O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, – of Satan’s handwork: so avoid it that you may prosper.” ​

-Quran 5:90

Marriage 

In the previous covenant, polygamous relationships were permissible. However, the law changed from allowing monogamous relationships to a restriction of 4 wives.

“You may marry two, three, or four. If you fear lest you become unfair, then you shall be content with only one, or with what you already have. Additionally, you are thus more likely to avoid financial hardship.” – Holy Quran 4:3

Charity

In the time of Prophet Muhammed, it was obligatory that wealth be distributed amongst the people and a certain part was to be taken from the rich and given to the poor and needy, and therefore made charity (zakat) obligatory:

“Take from their wealth a charity that purifies and blesses them.” – Holy Quran 9:103

Prayer   

Prophet Muhammed had also made prayer obligatory, five times a day and this came down in the verse from the Holy Qur’an:

Recite and convey to them what is revealed to you of the Book, and establish the Prayer in conformity with its conditions. Surely, the Prayer restrains from all that is indecent and shameful, and all that is evil. Surely God’s remembrance is the greatest (of all types of worship and not restricted to the Prayer). God knows all that you do.”- Holy Quran 29:45

Hajj
He made pilgrimage (Hajj) to the Kaaba at least once in a lifetime for those with the means obligatory and a pillar of faith:

“And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass.”- Holy Quran 22:27

The reason as to why Prophet Mohammed had introduced multiple practices was to purify the hearts, people’s money, to teach self control, to purify one’s body from the food which had been affected in any way by Cain’s ways. The rituals in Islam were designed to rid the person of the remnants of Satan within him and to bring forth the Adamite within. Every created being, including the descendants of Cain would have an opportunity to cleanse themselves through the love of the Family of Muhammed and become from the descendants of Adam.

Imam AHMED AL HASSAN PBUh is the lawmaker

During the time of prophets & messengers laws were broken leading to the punishment of the people leaving them disconnected from God. but in this day & age Imam Ahmed Al Hassan pbuh has come to unite all of humanity, those from different religious backgrounds, those of different age, creed & colour to the ultimate law of God. He pbuh is the companion of the final & greatest covenant. 

It is established in the scriptures that the ruler appointed by God was identified by the people through the law of identifying the proof of god: 

  1. The will
  2. Knowledge
  3. The Call towards the supremacy of God

Anyone that has read and researched into this call can clearly see that Imam Ahmed Al Hassan pbuh has covered these three main principles of the law of identifying the proof of God.

There has not been a time in history up until now where all world religions will be united under one banner & one truth. In the time of Prophet Muhammed, he attempted to unite the people of the book under the banner of submission to the one god, but the religions which he tried to unite were all Semitic.

Just as the laws changed during the time of Adam up until all the times of the other prophets according to the people and their time, this final covenant has come with laws that are appropriate for this certain evolving time, age, and people. 

 Imam Ali pbuh said:

Do not raise your children the way [your] parents raised you, they were born for a different time.” – Imam Ali PBUH

During each partnership God created with the chosen ones to implement the laws, what was appropriate was kept during that time and what was not necessary was removed. Prophet Muhammed had said that when the Qaim comes, he will change the religion drastically. Imam Al-Baqir (From Him is Peace) said:

“If the Riser/Qaim rises (PBUH) he shall destroy everything that came before him, just as the Prophet of Allah (Peace be upon Him and His Family) did and he shall establish a new Islam.” – Imam Al-Baqir PBUH

There are many more changes to come in the jurisprudence during the reign of Imam Ahmed Al Hassanm, but this will be revealed in due time. 

Imam Ahmed Al Hassan pbuh said:

It is a very easy equation, if you think that I am the lawmaker and in my hands are all things, the permissible, the punishment, and the rewards of all creation, and that I am the Riser that thousands of Prophets and righteous believers have been waiting for, and that I am the one who would fill the Earth with justice and equity after it has been filled with oppression and injustice, then you will do what I command, and with all happiness because you know that I am him. But if you have 1% doubt then you will not, and if you did then you will not find comfort and you will destroy your life and yourself. This is the truth. And if you submit and there is any doubt whatsoever in your heart then it is as if you did not submit at all. – 48. Sayings of Imam Ahmed al Hassan pbuh

The chosen Caliph of God has come to establish the new set of laws and abolish the laws that were manipulated by the limited minds of the corrupted people throughout time, the true laws that we have waited for have finally arrived, be of those that follow the truth and do not be of those that prohibit what God has made permissible. 

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