son of Abd Allah, son of Abdu-l-Mottaleb, son of
Hashim, son of Abd Menaf, son of Kussei, son of Kilab,
son of Murra, son of Kaab, son of Luei, son of Ghalib,
son of Fihr, son of Malik, son of Nadhr, son of Kinana,
son of Khuzeima, son of Mudrika, son of Alya, son of
Mudhar, son of Nizar, son of Maad, son of Adrian, son
of Udd, son of Mukawwam, son of Nahor, son of Teira,
son of Yarub, son of Yashyub, son of Nabit, son of Ishmael,
son of Abraham, the Friend of God,1 son of Tara, son
of Nahor, son of Sarukh, son of Rau, son of Falih, son
of Eiber, son of Shalih, son of Arphakhsad, son of Shem,
son of Noah, son of Lamek, son of Metushalakh, son of
Khanukh, — who, as is believed, was the prophet Idris,
the first prophet, and the first who wrote with the
reed, — son of Yared, son of Mahaleel, son of Kainanan,
son of Yanish, son of Sheth, son of Adam, to whom may
God be Gracious!'
(3.) As the angel Gabriel announced
the Conception of Jesus by the Virgin Mary, so he also
announced that of Mohammed, and the latter to 'everyplace
on the face of the earth.'
a. 'The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a
virgin, . . . and said unto her, Fear not, Mary; for
thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt
conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son,' etc. (Luke
b. In the Rawzat we read: 'The biographers
have recorded that the Light of Mohammed was transferred
from Abd Allah to Amina in the days of the pilgrimage,
in the middle of the three days following the feast
of sacrifices, which by one account was a Friday night.
In that night God commanded the treasurer of Paradise
to open the gates of Paradise, in honour of the Light
of Mohammed, which then took its abode in Amina's body.
The angels of heaven also rejoiced and were glad; and
the angel Gabriel descended to the earth, bringing Mohammed's
green standard with him,
1 It will be observed that the genealogy from Abraham,
Ishmael's father, up to Adam is identical with Luke
iii. 34-38, with the only exception that the Cainan
of ver. 36 is omitted, evidently from the reason that
there is another Cainan in ver. 37.