Readings (The Koran), contains many essays on many verses of the
"readings." These essays clarify many points in the
The Revelation, the word of
God came to
Muhammad. As it is described in The Revelation, both
the seven churches and seven seals are descriptions of the seven
truths which will be revealed to humanity through
of the churches).
Therefore, the next Scripture after the
Bible was revealed to
Moslems. In fact,
the complete Scripture for humanity is one that covers the
description of all the seven symbols in
Sign. The fourth sign ()
and its Scripture will be considered in this small book of
covered a great part of the world for some centuries, the
became lost. Instead of following the example of
started to follow dogmas about the religion. Therefore,
expectations of the coming of another great Prophet increased in
this later period.
was the one all were expecting. His mission was to bring the
highest spiritual realization (submission)
and to establish the Kingdom Of
Heaven in a small
part of the world for a short period of time. We must remember
that the Arab civilization then was so primitive that the people
used to kill their female children or sell them in childhood. However, after
was established, in a short period of time that same society
became the center of the world civilization. That shows how the
proper environment makes a difference for the progress of man.
The explanation of the advent of
Islam given above is historical, but the spiritual
explanation is that the coming of this new teaching for
furthering the course of human
evolution had been predicted in
The Revelation when
the fourth seal is opened (pale horseman). By adding this
teaching to the Bible,
the Scripture for humanity will become more complete.
Also, as it has been described in the book
Children of Abram
Prophecies Are Fulfilled, the promise of a
Messiah coming from
the seed of Ishmael (the son of
Abram, the father of
the Arabs) was also given to
So with the coming of
Muhammad, this promise was also fulfilled.
Before starting the commentary on the
are two points which should be mentioned:
Allah was the name of
God which was known by
most of the religions of the world where
Islam was revealed.
As "God" is a very
universal name for the Lord, and is used for
God in all religions, "Allah"
was the name used at that time. However, after
used this name in his religion, other religions stopped using it
in order to differentiate
Islam from themselves.
In fact the name
Allah is closely related
to many original sacred names found in the original Bible.1
Some of these sacred names for
God show their closeness to the name "Allah."
The name "Eloah" means "God"
in the singular form. It comes from "Ahlah," which means "to
worship, to adore, (and) presents
God as the one supreme object of worship, the Adorable One."2
In fact, that is exactly the meaning of
Islam. He is the only
object of worship, the Adorable One.
"Eloah" which is a Hebrew word,
corresponds with the "Elah" or "Elahah" in the Chaldean
These names are very similar to the Arabic words "Ellah" and "Allaho,"
which mean the same as Allah. Also "Elohim" is the plural form of "Eloam."4
Allah is related to
the sacred names of the Lord as used in the Bible. In
fact, they are sacred names because they are vibrational sounds
(mantras) and are
empowered to affect and awaken different spiritual forces in the
himself declared that he did not consider the name of
God to be
Allah, but that all
the beautiful names belong to Him.
"Say: Call Him
Allah [Adorable One]
or call Him Rahman [Compassionate], by whichsoever name you call
Him (is the same). His are the most beautiful attributes
[related to Him through all His beautiful names]" (Surah5
Therefore, in this book the name
Allah in the
substituted for the name "God,"
a derivative of "Generator, Operator, and Destroyer," which are
His attributes. This makes the
universal and the reader can relate to the truth underlying the
verses more easily.
These commentaries cover a variety of topics and are a
revelation to enforce the truth behind the teachings and
Sign. They include a very small portion of the
because this Scripture is a repetition of the same truths again
and again, and a large part of it consists of different stories
of past events, understanding these verses as described will
greatly help in understanding the rest of the
However, the aspirant should remember clearly the truth behind
the fourth symbol in
The Greatest Sign
which is being submissive (the highest spiritual realization) to
The Plan (Will) of the Lord (to establish the Kingdom Of Heaven
within and without).
Therefore, in studying the
Islam we should
always have in mind where its symbol is located in
Sign, and how
established the Kingdom Of
Heaven in the Arab nations for a short period of time. Only
then will these commentaries, the
Koran itself, and
Islam (Is Lamb), make
more sense in relation to the other signs and history.
book is also a source of different essays about various aspects
of life. It is set up in the following manner:
Under each topic heading, there is a
short essay about its meaning and how it relates to the
Koran. Then the name of the Surah (both in English and
Arabic) is given. Often a subtitle follows for the individual
verses. Then the verse (or the relevant part of the verse) and
its number is printed. Those words in parenthesis are part of
the translation; the parts in brackets were added in this
commentary to aid in the understanding of the verses, or to give
the symbolic meaning of the words. Occasionally bolding was also
added to bring attention to certain phrases in the verses. After
the verse, there might also be another short explanation of that
- Restoration of Original Sacred Name
Bible, Missionary Dispensary Bible Research
(P.O. Box 1260, Briston, Okla.
- Ibid., p. XIII.
- Ibid., p. XIII.
- Ibid., p. XIV.
5 - "Surah" refers to individual revelations,
equivalent to a chapter.