KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
QARAY - KARAITES قريظة
THE ISRAELITES, THE RAMADAN AND ASHURA
(DEPARTING FROM THE EGYPT OF HAGAR AND ENTERING THE WILDERNESS OF ISHMAEL)
ISHMAEL REPRESENTS BOTH EGYPT AND THE WILDERNESS:
Through Hagar the Ishmaelites became an Egyptian Nation. By his destiny as one who survives in the Wilderness Ishmael was known as a Wild Man. Therefore Ishmael represents both Egypt and the Wilderness:
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an EGYPTIAN slave named Hagar; (Hagar became the mother of Ishmael)
And God was with the lad(Ishmael); and he grew, and dwelt in the WILDERNESS, and became an archer.
HAGAR REPRESENTS EGYPTIAN ENSLAVEMENT
Hagar was not only an Egyptian Servant or Slave of Sarah but there is a Midrash which states that she was the Daughter of a Pharaoh:
According to the Midrash, Hagar was the daughter of King Pharaoh of Egypt. When she saw the miracle which G‑d performed for the sake of Sarah, to save her from the hands of the Egyptian king during Abraham's visit there, she said: "It is better to be a slave in Sarah's house than a princess in my own."
Hagar also gave her son Ishmael an Egyptian Wife who in turn bore to Ishmael 12 Egyptian Princes. These were the progenitors of the Egyptian Nation of Ishmael.
HIS EGYPTIAN MOTHER GAVE HIM AN EGYPTIAN WIFE
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
12 EGYPTIAN PRINCES OF ISHMAEL:
Since Ishmael's mother was a daughter of the Pharaoh and his own wife was Egyptian, Ishmael's sons would be given the status of Egyptian Princes.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; TWELVE PRINCES SHALL HE BEGET.
THE HIJRA TO MEDINA. TRANSITIONING EGYPTIAN AUTHORITY FROM JOSEPH TO MUHAMMAD:
The First Israelite to accept the Prophet Muhammad upon his glorious entry into Medina was a descendant of the Prophet Joseph named Hossein Ibn Salaam. He was the wisest teacher of the Torah in all of Medina Hossein Ibn Salaam not only paved the way for the Israelites to accept Islam but he fulfilled the long awaited role of Moshiach Ben Yosef.
The coming together of Hossein Ibn Salaam and the Prophet Muhammad marked the transition of Egyptian authority from Joseph to Muhammad and therefore the Prophet Muhammad became as Joseph in Egypt. In this regard the Israelites of Medina were now placed under the protective authority of the Prophet Muhammad and the Egyptian Ishmaelite Nation. This was the beginning of the New Israelite journey in Egypt.
THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S DREAMS OF RULING OVER ISRAEL.
Just as the Prophet Joseph had a dream that he would rule over the Israelites, the Prophet Muhammad experienced a vision in which he ascended to heaven from the holiest site of the Israelites in Jerusalem being the site of the former Solomoic Temple and the precise location where the Holy of Holies was once stored.
The Mosque which was built in honor of the Prophet Muhammad's heavenly ascension has been seated perfectly on the Temple Mount for approximately 1,500 years a time span longer than both previous Israelite temples combined. This.is a clear sign that the Israelites have been placed under the Prophetic authority of the Prophet Muhammad and the revelation of the Holy Koran.
THE PASSOVER LAMB BEING RELEASED FROM EGYPT AND SENT INTO THE WILDERNESS OF ISHMAEL
The Ishmaelite Muslim Nation(Ummah) represented Egypt and therefore the death of Ali being the last hereditary Caliph marked the end of National Ishmael and Egyptian rule. Hossein the son of Ali and grandson of the Prophet Muhammad was killed on Ashura which was honored as the day in which the Passover Lamb was selected. As the Passover Lamb, Hossein releases the Israelites from Egypt and causes them to enter the Wilderness of Ishmael or what the Rabbis refer to as the Ishmaelite Exile.
HOSSEIN AND ASHURA: THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD ENCOUNTERS TWO SIGNS OF ISRAELITE REDEMPTION
When the Prophet Muhammad arrived in Medina in what is known as the Hijra he received two signs concerning the Israelite redemption. These two signs were Hossein and Ashura.
THE SIGN OF HOSSEIN
The first Israelite to accept the Prophet Muhammad upon his glorious entry into Medina was a descendant of the Prophet Joseph named HOSSEIN IBN SALAAM.
THE SIGN OF ASHURA
Upon arriving in Medina, The Prophet Muhammad noticed the Israelites observing a sacred fast known as Ashura. When he asked them as to why they were fasting they responded by stating that they were fasting in commemoration of the Prophet Moses delivering the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. The Prophet Muhammad not only approved of the Israelites fasting on Ashura but he declared the fast to be a mandatory obligation incumbent upon all Muslims. In this regard Ashura became the second sign for Israelite restoration.
THE COVERING PLACED UPON THE SIGNS OF HOSSEIN AND ASHURA
In accordance with divine decree, the Prophet Muhammad would place sacred coverings over the signs of Hossein and Ashura until the appointed time of redemption when the two signs would reemerge to prominence.
COVERING THE SIGN OF HOSSEIN
The Prophet Muhammad would change the name of Hossein Ibn Salaam to that of Abdallah Ibn Salaam and thus the sign of Hossein now had a sacred covering or seal.
COVERING THE SIGN OF ASHURA
When the Prophet Muhammad introduced the obligation of the month long Ramadan Fast he declared that Ashura was no longer mandatory. With this understanding the obligation of Ramadan now placed a covering or sacred seal over the sign of Ashura.
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Allah's Apostle ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of 'Ashura', and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day ('Ashura') or not.
THE COVERINGS PLACED OVER HOSSEIN AND ASHURA ARE REMOVED
When the Prophet Muhammad's Grandson Imam Hossein was killed on Ashura it marked the beginning of Israelite restoration as the signs of HOSSEIN and ASHURA now returned to prominence. This was the removing of the 2 Coverings that were replaced over HOSSEIN and ASHURA.
REMOVING THE COVERING OF ABDALLAH AND RETURNING TO HOSSEIN
The name Hossein derives from the Hebrew Hoshen which is the Priestly Breastplate worn by the High Priest Aaron. As the Passover Lamb, Hossein brings the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Wilderness of Ishmael. Therefore the Israelites are now transitioning from Abdallah the Servant of God in Egypt to Hossein( Hoshen) meaning that which is in the Wilderness preparing for the restoration of the Priesthood.
REMOVING THE COVERING OF THE RAMADAN AND RETURNING TO ASHURA.
In removing the covering of the Ramadan the Israelites are removed from the Burden of the Mandatory month long Fast and are restored to the mandatory status of Ashura. The dating of Ashura transitions back to the original calendar at Hijra when it was observed on the 10th of Rabi Al-Awwal which at the time consistently coincided with the First Spring Month of March. Therefore the Israelites observe Ashura every March 10th. Although the Israelites are released from the burden of the month long fast they still honor the first revelation of the Koran on the 17th of Ramadan in an observance called Nazul Al-Koran.
Just as the mandatory implementation and obligation of the Ramadan Fast released Muslims from the mandatory obligation of Ashura, the restoration of the Sign of Ashura returned Ashura to its former mandatory status. As a result of the polarizing nature of this process the month long Ramadan Fast now became optional for the Israelites thereby removing them from this burden. This was not the first time that a burden had been removed in relation to the Ramadan.
The first factor or variable that caused a shift in the practice of how Ramadan was observed was in relation or response to the original ruling which declared sexual contact between husband and wife as forbidden throughout the entire month.
However many were unfaithful to this command and out of mercy Allah removed that restricting burden from the requirements of Ramadan.
It is made lawful to you to go into your wives on the night of the fast; they are an apparel for you and you are an apparel for them; ALLAH KNEW THAT YOU ACTED UNFAITHFULLY TO YOURSELVES, SO HE HAS TURNED TO YOU(MERCIFULLY) AND REMOVED FROM YOU (THIS BURDEN)SO NOW BE IN CONTACT WITH THEM AND SEEK WHAT ALLAH HAS ORDAINED FOR YOU.
TAFSIR IBN KATHIR PART 2 OF 30 - AL-BAQARAH 142 - AL BAQARAH 152
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" When Fasting on Ramadan was ordained Muslims used to refrain from sleeping with their wives the entire month.but some men used to deceive themselves...
HOWEVER THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD DID PROVE TO THEM THAT REFRAINING FROM SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH ONE'S WIFE OR WIVES COULD BE DONE FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH
Volume 3, Book 31, Number 134:
Narrated Um Salama:
The Prophet vowed to keep aloof from his wives for a period of one month, and after the completion of 29 days he went either in the morning or in the afternoon to his wives. Someone said to him "You vowed that you would not go to your wives for one month." He replied, "The month is of 29 days."
THE RAMADAN FAST WAS IMPLEMENTED IN RELATION TO THE FACT THAT THE KORAN WAS REVEALED IN THAT MONTH .
O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil).FOR A CERTAIN NUMBER OF DAYS; .....THE MONTH OF RAMADAN IS THAT IN WHICH THE KORAN WAS REVEALED a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction; therefore whoever of you is present in the month, he shall fast therein,
HOWEVER THE KORAN WAS REVEALED IN ITS ENTIRETY ON THE NIGHT OF POWER
THE NIGHT OF POWER IS BETTER THAN A THOUSAND MONTHS:
SURAH 97: 1-4 -
AL-QADR(THE NIGHT OF POWER)
Verily! We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr And what will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.The angels and Gibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair,..
The Koran identifies the Night of Power as being Better than a Thousand Months. The Koran further states that if one understands this then they will understand what the Night of Power truly is. If the Night of Power is better than a thousand months then surely it is better than one whole month!!!
THE FOLLOWING HADITH INFORMS US THAT BOTH THE NIGHT OF POWER AND THE MONTH LONG RAMADAN FAST ARE EQUAL IN REMOVING SIN:
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The Prophet said, "Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."
Therefore it can be concluded that the NIGHT OF POWER is the essence or climax of both KORANIC revelation and the removal of sins which are both at the root of the Ramadan Fast. The fact that the Night of Power is decreed as being better than a Thousand Months clearly allow it to act as a sufficient replacement for the month long Ramadan Fast at a time when the obligation of this burden has been removed.
The Night of Power was originally implemented before the Hijra Calendar Shift which transitioned observance from a seasonal Solar based Calendar to that of a Pure Lunar Calendar. The Calendar shift not only detached the months from their seasonal alignment but likewise shifted the numerical alignment by two months. Therefore the original 1st Month was that of Rabi-Al-Awwal which was aligned to the 1st Spring Month of March. In the original alignment the Ramadan was numerically the 7th Month which was aligned to the Fall Month of September. Within this transitional shift to what became known as the Hijra Calendar the 11th Month of Muharram became the 1st Month, while the 1st Month of Rabi-Al-Awwal became the 3rd Month. Rajab which was the 5th Month became the 7th Month ,while Ramadan which was the 7th Month became the 9th Month.
As a result of this change Holy Day observances shifted to the new month that was now consistent with the assigned numerical alignment. Ashura which was originally observed on the 10th day of the 1st Month of Rabi-Al-Awwal was now observed on the 10th day of the Ist Month of Muharram. The Original Night of Power which was observed on the 27th day of the 7th month of Ramadan now transitioned to the 27th day of the 7th Month of Rajab where it is referred to as the Journey to Ascension which is Al-Isra.
The Ascending House of Israel now observes both Ashura and the Night of Power in their original numeric and seasonal alignments. Therefore Ashura is observed on March 10th and The Night of Power (Layal Al-Qadr) which is also known as Layal Al-Isra is observed on September 27th.
1. Ashura has removed the Israelites from the obligatory status of the Ramadan Fast.
2. The Night of Power has by virtue of its qualities has sufficiently replaced the necessity or burden of the Ramadan Fast.
3. Nazul Al-Koran is observed in respect of the very first Koranic revelation which was received in Mecca at the Cave of Hira. This observance maintains the bond between the Ascending House of House of Israel(Al-Isra) and the Ishmaelite House of Jannah.
Although the obligatory burden of a month long Ramadan Fast has been removed in relation to the renewed mandatory status of Ashura and has been sufficiently replaced by the Night of Power it is still can be observed by Israelite Muslims if they so desire to keep the Fast. The Prophet Muhammad continued to respect and observe Ashura even at the time when Ashura lost its obligatory(Fard) status.
Volume 3, Book 31, Number 224:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
I never saw the Prophet seeking to fast on a day more (preferable to him) than this day, the day of 'Ashura', or this month, i.e. the month of Ramadan.