waging jihad. “Qadib min hadid (literally, staff of iron)” means sword. And so will be his community. In agreement with the Biblical verse mentioned above, and referring to it as well as some other verses, the following Qur’anic verse at the end of Sura al-Fath also states that his community, like him, will be commanded to wage jihad:
And their similitude in the Gospel is like a seed that sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, filling the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the unbelievers with rage at them.(48:29)
In the thirty-third chapter of the fifth book of the Torah,1 there is the following verse:
The Lord came from Sinai, rose up unto us from Sa‘ir, and shined forth from Mount Paran.2
In this verse, with the phrase “the Lord came from Sinai,” the prophethood of Moses is mentioned; with the phrase “rose up unto us from Sa‘ir” (Sa‘ir being a mountain near Damascus), the prophethood of Jesus is indicated. And the phrase “He shined forth from Mount Paran” (the Paran Mountains being the mountains of Hijaz), gives tidings of the prophethood of Muhammad (UWBP), as all will agree. Moreover, confirming the sentence, “This is their similitude in the Torah,”(48:29) is the following verse of the Torah concerning the Prophet’s (UWBP) Companions, who would shine forth from the Paran Mountains:
The flags of the blessed ones will be with him, and they will be on his right.3
In this verse, the Companions are described as “the blessed ones,” that is, his Companions are blessed, righteous men, the beloved ones of God.
In the forty-second chapter of the Book of Isaiah, there are the following verses:
See My servant, whom I uphold; My Chosen One, in whom I delight. He will reveal justice to the nations of the world… He will encourage the fainthearted, those tempted to despair. He will see full justice given to all who have been wronged. He will not be satisfied until truth and righteousness prevail throughout the earth, nor until even
Halabi, al-Sirat al-Halabiya, i, 348; Yusuf Nabhani, Hujjat Allah ‘ala’l-‘Alamin, 90, 102-6; Qastalani, al-Mawahib al-Ladunniya, vi, 198.
Halabi, al-Sirat al-Halabiya, i, 348; Yusuf Nabhani, Hujjat Allah ‘ala’l-‘Alamin, 113; Deuteronomy, 33:2.