Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Does the scripture say why the Ishmaelites (Muslims) would be so hard to Conquer ?

The Romans and Greeks could never conquer or Hellenize the children of Ishmael.

1-----After Abraham had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as HIS WIFE. -- GENESIS 16:3

2------So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of HIS SON, whom Hagar bore, ISHMAEL. - GENESIS 16:15

Rabbi Frand points out additionally that the Ishmaelite are armed with a potent weapon, a supreme weapon --the power of prayer. After all, Ishmael is born as a result of the power of prayer. The angels tell Hagar (Genesis 16:11) --- "Hee'nach harah v'ya'ladet ben," behold you are going to bear a child, "Kee sha'ma Hashem et ahn'yaich," for G-d has heard the cry of your travail. In the wilderness of Paran (Arabia), Ishmael himself is saved by the power of prayer and granted a miraculous spring of water. Genesis 21:17, "Kee sha'ma Elokim et kol ha'na'ar," G-d heard the cries of the infant (Ishmael), the angel tells Hagar.

Muslims have a great love for prayer and they pray with zeal--five times a day. They are willing to march for thousands of miles to visit Mecca and Medina in order to show their commitment to prayer.

Jewish texts about the first son of Abraham, state from the veses in Genesis (which were revealed hundreds of years before the Quran) that the Ishmaelite will be a “perah adam, a wild man, a free man”.

Modern commentators now interpret the above as : They will constantly raise their hand against all other men who have authority. As if freedom is the only honor. They will forever be “men who kick like wild donkeys against those who come to shackle them”. They will be the most difficult people on earth to conquer and oppress, but the perfect people to entrust with a divine message.


6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    THEY ARE WITHOUT CHRIST.......I SAY WIPE EM OUT!!!!!!!!! God gave us the ability to make NUKES for a reason!!!!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, Ishmael's mother was promised by G-d that he would be unconquerable like a wild donkey and capable of fighting everyone at once.

    Also the Ramban says that Arabs will remain forever in the Holy Land because Ishmael was willingly circumcised at 13 to honor G-d's word, when at 13, he could have easily resisted.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ishmael was given a covenant, to become a great nation (look how his spiritual decedents have spread; how he controlls the world's fuel source).

    Ishmael's problem is that he wants it ALL - he wants the whole world, including what Esau has built (the West); and especially the inheritance of Jacob (the covenant the Jews have and the land of Israel). Islam demands that it covers the whole world; whereas the other groups are content with their portion.

  • 4 years ago

    Islam will by no skill fail, because of the fact that's the fact, undeniable and easy. human beings can say and do regardless of they want, yet interior the tip that's the fact from God, and God will defend. Plus, why do human beings want to create this divide between Ishmael and Isaac. they're the two brothers in faith. Muslims do not create this divide, yet others do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Should you have something in the scriptures about us Muslims, don't believe in it. Islam has it name during prophet's Muhammad time and the scriptures exist long before that. Furthermore, should the scriptures mention anything about Muslim, it is a good proof for us Muslim that we are true.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    abram got the birth rite,not ishmael.christians are the ones that cant be conqered.

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