211 – IARLG – HUMAN BEINGS HAVE BEEN DECREASING IN …. SINCE WE ARRIVED ON EARTH; Date 9th March 2018; 22nd or 23rd Jumada ath-Thaniya 1439

Date: 9th March 2018; 22nd or 23rd Jumada ath-Thaniya 1439;  

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A preview of our lifespan from Adam’s and Nuh’s time to our time:

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “When Allah created Adam, He breathed the soul into him, then he sneezed and said: ‘All praise is due to Allah.’ So he praised Allah by His permission. Then His Lord said to him: ‘May Allah have mercy upon you O Adam. Go to those angels – to that gathering of them sitting – so say: “As-Salamu Alaikas-Salamu, Wa Rahmatullah’ Then he returned to his Lord, He said: ‘This is your greeting and the greeting of your children among each other.’ Then Allah said to him – while His Two Hands were closed – ‘Choose which of them you wish.’ He said: ‘I chose the right My Lord and both of the Hands of my Lord are right, blessed.’ Then He extended it, and there was Adam and his offspring in it.’ So he said: ‘What are these O my Lord?’ He said: ‘These are your offspring?’ Each one of them had his age written between his eyes. But among them there was a man who was the most illuminating of them – or among the most illuminated of them. He said: ‘O Lord! Who is this?’ He said: ‘This is your son Dawud, I wrote forty years for him.’ He said: ‘O Lord! Add to his age.’ He said: ‘That is what I have written for him.’ He said: ‘O Lord! Give him sixty of my years.’ He said: ‘So you shall have it.’” He said: “Then, he resided in Paradise as long as Allah willed, then he was cast from it, so Adam was counting for himself.” He said: “So the Angel of death came to him, and Adam said to him: ‘You are hasty, one-thousand years were written for me. He said: ‘Of course! But you gave sixty years to your son Dawud.’ So he rejected, and his offspring rejected, and he forgot, and his offspring forgot.” He said: “So ever since that day, what is written and witnessed has been decreed.” [Jami at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3367][Hasan (Darussalam)]

And indeed We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he stayed among them a thousand years less fifty years, and the Deluge overtook them while they were Zalimun (wrong-doers, polytheists, disbelievers, etc.). (Qur’an 29:14)

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah will not accept the excuse of any person whose instant of death is delayed till he is sixty years of age.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6419]

IARLG’s comment: It is obvious that our lifespan is quite low compared to Adam’s and Nuh’s lifetime. But we can at least be sure that the average lifespan from Prophet Muhammad’s () time to the Last day will be 60 lunar years through the hadith above. Since the hadith above applies to his whole Ummah. It just makes one wonder, right? After how many years did the average life span of Adam and Nuh which was 1000 lunar years drop to 60 lunar years? Considering the average lifespan didn’t drop from the gap between Adam and Nuh.


A preview of our height from Adam’s time to now:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, “Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting and the greeting of your offspring.” So, Adam said, As-Salamu Alaikum. The angels said, “As-salamu Alaika wa Rahmatu-l-lahi”. Thus the angels added to Adam’s salutation the expression, ‘Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,’ Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble Adam (in appearance and figure). The creation  have not stopped decreasing in stature (since Adam’s creation) till today. [Sahih al-Bukhari 3326]

Narrated Samura: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Two persons came to me at night (and took me). We passed by a tall man who was so tall that I was not able to see his head and that person was Ibrahim.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 3354]

IARLG’s comment: It is obvious that our height is quite low compared to Adam’s height. It is also quite obvious that our height is quite low compared to Ibrahim’s height. From the maximum height of our father Adam, 60 cubits (around 27.432 metres, 90 foot), we sure have come a very long way.


How and why we are being diminished:

And Allah created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop; then He made you mates. And no female conceives nor does she give birth except with His knowledge. And no aged person is granted [additional] life nor is his lifespan lessened but that it is in a register. Indeed, that for Allah is easy. (Qur’an 35:11)

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “At every womb Allah appoints an angel who says, ‘O Lord! A drop of semen, O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little lump of flesh.” Then if Allah wishes (for) its creation, the angel asks, Will it be a male or female, a wretched or a blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age be?’ So all that is written while the child is still in the mother’s womb.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 318]

We know that which the earth takes of them, and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e. the Book of Decrees). (Qur’an 50:4)

IARLG’s comment: No matter how we look at it, it is without a doubt obvious that Allah is the one who through his Divine Wisdom planned that we would be diminished in lifespan, height and power. Check out the definition of the root word {Nun-Qaf-Swad } found in (Qur’an 35:11) and (Qur’an 50:4). (Qur’an 50:4) is deep; {{{Nun-Qaf-Swad – It lost somewhat, decreased, diminished, lessened, wasted, waned, or became defective or deficient or incomplete or imperfect, after having been whole or complete or pefecr: or he or it lost, or suffered loss or diminution, with respect to lot or portion. It lost somewhat, decreased, &c. gradually [From Lane’s Lexicon dictionary]}}}

It may seem it is just talking about us being diminished when we are dead but it is much deeper than that. If you look at the context of the whole Surah we see that many previous nations have been mentioned. Also scientists can come up with a number of reasons to explain why we diminished in size, power and height via using the earth as the answer; but can they see through that and see that it is actually Allah’s plan?


More in power, wealth and children than us:

Like those before you, they were mightier than you in power, and more abundant in wealth and children. They had enjoyed their portion awhile, so enjoy your portion awhile as those before you enjoyed their portion awhile; and you indulged in play and pastime as they indulged in play and pastime. Such are they whose deeds are in vain in this world and in the Hereafter. Such are they who are the losers. Has not the story reached them of those before them? – The people of Nuh (Noah), ‘Ad, and Thamud, the people of Ibrahim, the dwellers of Madyan and the cities overthrown, to them came their Messengers with clear proofs. So it was not Allah Who wronged them, but they used to wrong themselves. (Qur’an 9:69-70)

Do they not travel in the land, and see what was the end of those before them? They were superior to them in strength, and they tilled the earth and populated it in greater numbers than these have done, and there came to them their Messengers with clear proofs. Surely, Allah wronged them not, but they used to wrong themselves.  (Qur’an 30:9)

And those before them belied; these have not received one tenth (1/10th) of what We had granted to those (of old), yet they belied My Messengers, then how (terrible) was My denial (punishment)! (Qur’an 34:45)

Have they not travelled in the land, and seen what was the end of those before them, and they were superior to them in power? Allah is not such that anything in the heavens or in the earth escapes Him. Verily, He is All-Knowing, All-Omnipotent. (Qur’an 35:44)

Have they not travelled in the land and seen what was the end of those who were before them? They were superior to them in strength, and in the traces (which they left) in the land. But Allah seized them with punishment for their sins. And none had they to protect them from Allah. (Qur’an 40:21)

Have they not travelled through the earth and seen what was the end of those before them? They were more numerous than them and mightier in strength, and in the traces (they have left behind them) in the land, yet all that they used to earn availed them not. (Qur’an 40:82)

Then We destroyed men stronger (in power) than these, and the example of the ancients has passed away (before them). (Qur’an 43:8)

And how many a generation We have destroyed before them, who were stronger in power than them, and (when Our Torment came) they ran for a refuge in the land! Could they find any place of refuge (for them to save themselves from destruction)? (Qur’an 50:36)


Limit of the previous generations’ power, height etc:

And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height. (Qur’an 17:37)

We feel that (Qur’an 17:37) may sort of indicate the limit of the strongest human and the limit of the tallest man. The strength of most powerful human ever created to walk on the face of the earth can’t tear away the earth (as a whole) and the height of the tallest man ever created can’t reach the mountains in height. As we have seen that the maximum height of a human is 60 cubits. And hence because of such limits we can see how they were easily destroyed by Allah. See just one example of a powerful nation being destroyed in (Qur’an 46:21-28)


Is someone or are some people hiding and distorting the truth:

The people of Noah and the confederates after them denied (their Messengers) before these, and every nation plotted against their Messenger to seize him, and disputed by means of falsehood to refute therewith the truth. So I seized them (with punishment), and how (terrible) was My punishment! (Qur’an 40:5)

It seems that there are some people who are going to great lengths to hide the evidences that point out that the previous generations were more powerful than us and greater in height etc because they want us to believe that we (the current generation) are better than the previous generations. Who are the previous generations according to them? It is monkeys. Yes they want us to believe that we evolved from monkeys as the Darwinism theory suggests. But they go to great lengths to re-write history to their benefit just like how Fir’aun did by claiming that there is nothing similar about Musa’s Message in (Qur’an 28:36) while the believing man in (Qur’an 40:34) exposes Fir’aun of his lies. It seems there are quite a lot of old newspapers from different parts of the world that at different times published that giant skeleton bones have been found. But a certain group of people are trying real hard to cover up these evidences which are able to crush the evolution theory. Of course there are multiple ways to crush this evolution theory but one can’t stop but to wonder how they are trying real hard to cover up the evidences. It should be noted that there are also a lot of videos and pictures of such huge skeletons; but we know that some/most may be fake because of editing.  From the evidences from the Qur’an and Sunnah we can surely say that it proves these huge skeleton bones written about in the different newspapers from different parts of the world from different times.


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