When Rolu was taught how God is different from Allah and how Allah is an idol in Mecca, one tempts to ask why the Egyptian Coptic Christians use “Allah” in their Arabic Bible? Why is it that the Arab Christians in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria use the word “Allah” in their Bible and not “God”. In Israel today, the official languages are both Hebrew and Arabic since, according to Wikipedia, Jews account for more than 75% of the population, Arab Muslims 16% and Christians account for the minority 4%. Jews do not hold any belief, in the least, about Jesus and reject the argument that Jesus is a Messiah. Yet, they are conversant with “Elah/Elohim/Allah” instead of “God”. Probably, the teaching that “Allah is an idol in Mecca” is part of medieval clergymen “dark pictures of Islam” that were transferred to Nigeria via colonial imperialists’ mission. In debunking this false claim, Thomas Carlyle in his book “Heroes and Hero Worship”, stated: “How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades…..The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammed) are disgraceful to ourselves only”
In the meantime, after the completion of embryonic stages and the passing of 9 lunar months, the foetus completes growth in the uterus. Why 9 lunar months is the benchmark for delivery while before this time is considered pre-mature and after is post-datum? Who instructs the foetus to prepare for another stage of coming to this world? Almighty Allah says “And We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term” – Q22:5. So the term is divinely ordained as appointed and determined. The Supreme Being also asserts authoritatively that “The foetus We placed in a place of rest, firmly fixed, for a period (of gestation) determined. For We do determine, for We are the best to determine things” – Q77:21-23.
The Glorious Quran elaborates the stages of labour as a “divine plan” of the Almighty Allah while making reference to women in labour, in which the status of Mary, who is a pious believer in monotheism and the mother of Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ, peace be upon him) as described in the following verse when she was in labour of delivering Jesus Christ:
“And the birth pains surprised her by the trunk of the palm tree: she said; ‘Ah! Would I had died before this! And become a thing forgotten.’ But (a voice) cried to her from beneath: ‘Grieve not! Your Lord has set below you a rivulet. Shake to you the palm-trunk , and there shall come falling upon you dates fresh and ripe. So eat, and drink, and be comforted …” (Q19: 23-26). She made this confession after delivering Prophet Isa (Jesus, pbuh) and recounted her experience of labour pain. As a pious woman who submitted to the will of her Lord, a voice came upon her (from Angel Gabriel) who directed her to eat dates to comfort her.
It has been scientifically proved that dates have several benefits for woman in labour which include: Dates are rich in fibers which help avoid constipation, as it is a natural laxative, and helps a smooth delivery. Dates contain more than 70% glucose which is easily absorbed and assimilated, thus ensuring the provision of necessary energy during labour. Dates is rich in minerals, particularly magnesium which is necessary for cells physiology, potassium which is necessary for the muscles and irons which is necessary to treat anaemia; Dates contain a substance that helps alert the muscles of uterus to contract and increase contraction during delivery etc. Scientists describe labour, which ends with delivery, as comprised of 4 stages: (1) Stage of dilatation of cervix and contraction of uterus muscle. (2) Stage of delivering of the foetus. (3) Stage of placenta emergence and the formation of blood clot behind the placenta. (4) Stage of uterus contraction. This is to alleviate the bleeding after delivery process, and continues for about two hours. So, Almighty Allah designs these stages from Eve (Hawau) through Hannah (Hannat) and Mary (Mariam), mother of Jesus (ASW) till date and not through “PLACING CURSE ON EVE” as recorded in the Glorious Quran. (TGIF…..end of PART 3)