THE WORD: Ha Shem

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From Bani Ha-Shim

The author of «Uqdud-Durar» in the first chapter of his book, narrates from Imam Abul-Hussein Ahmad-ibn-Jafar Manawi and Imam Abu Abdulla Na'eem-ibn-Hamad and these two from Qatada who said:

I asked Sa'eed-ibn-Maseeb: 'Is Mahdi the truth?'
He replied: 'Yes.'

I asked: 'To which tribe does he belong?'
He replied: 'To the Quraish.'

I asked: 'To which clan does he belong?'
He replied: 'To the clan of Bani-Hashim.'

I asked: 'From which of its families?'
He replied: 'From the offspring of Abdul-Muttalib.'

I asked: 'From which one of them?'
He replied: 'From the offspring of Fatemah.'

I asked: 'From which one of her offspring?'
He replied: 'That is enough now.'

The author says: Hashim was the same son of Abd-Munaf who was the son of Qusi, son of Kalab, son of Marra, son of Ka'ab, son of Lui, son of Ghalib, son of Fehr, son of Malik, son of Nazr, son of Kanane.

In Ja'ame-ul-Latif it has come as such: Hashim's name was Amrol Ala and the reason he was called by this name was that during the period of famine he used to provide food and water for his tribe.

Baruch Ha-Shim

Tehillim (Psalms) 31:1-3 {For the director of music. A psalms of David.} In you, HaShem, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

The term"Messiah ben whoever" was used when referring to any chosen from the hebrew clans. For example hear of "Messiah Ben Joseph" in addition to the "Messiah". Whoever they are is not the point here, rather the point is to note the phrasing of the way in which people referred to them; Similar to how people say the "Qaem of Aal Muhammad" instead of "messiah ben hashem".

From Wikipedia:

HaShem

"HaShem" redirects here. For other people with similar names, see Hashem.

It is common Jewish practice to restrict the use of the names of God to a liturgical context. In casual conversation some Jews, even when not speaking Hebrew, will call God HaShem (השם‎), which is Hebrew for "the Name" (cf. Leviticus 24:11 and Deuteronomy 28:58). Likewise, when quoting from the Tanakh or prayers, some pious Jews will replace Adonai with HaShem. For example, when making audio recordings of prayer services, HaShem[68] will generally be substituted for Adonai.

A popular expression containing this phrase is Baruch HaShem, meaning "Thank God" (literally, "Blessed be 'the Name'").[69]

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We can see the literal meaning of the word Ha Shem is not accurate and hints to an assumption that the name is blessed because it is one of God's names. However there seems to be already be enough names for God and The Messiah's Clan could very well be the original intention of the "Blessed Name". It is hard to be certain when discussing these matters, regardless of the degree of preservation of these works, we are still talking about milleniums here and these things have trickled down through many different cultures,environments, and languages before they reached us. So to be sure, let us check some other words associated with "Ha Shem" and see if we can get some more clues.  And when we do that we can see that the context in which "Baruch" used, in other places, is consistent with the Arabic word "Banuh" which means the "Son of" or more accurately: "from the clan of..."

From Abarim Publications:

The name Baruch in the Bible (old testament)

There are three men named Baruch in the Bible, but the best known is the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, and faithful friend and amanuensis of the prophet Jeremiah. This Baruch's brother Seraiah also worked for Jeremiah. He delivered a message to unspecified recipients in Babylon (Jeremiah 51:59).

 

The other two Baruchs are:

  • A son of Zabbai who worked on the wall after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 3:30). Nehemiah also mentions a Baruch among the singers of the sealed document (10:6) but most sources equate him with the son of Zabbai.
  • A son of Col-hozeh, who took up residence in Jerusalem after the repairs (Nehemiah 11:5).
 http://www.betemunah.org/hashem.html

Abd Menaf, Beit Munaf

 

Banū Hāshim (Arabicبنو هاشم‎‎) is a clan in the Quraysh tribe with a unique maternal bloodline of Israelite ancestry through Salma bint Amr of Banu Najjar. This makes Banu Hashim both an Ishmaelite and Israelite tribe. The Islamic prophetMuhammad was a member of this Arab tribe; his great-grandfather was Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, for whom the tribe is named. Members of this clan are referred to as Hashemites. Descendants of Muhammed usually carry the titles SayyidSyedHashmiSayed and Sharif, or the Ashraf clan (synonymous to Ahl al-Bayt).

Today, two sovereign monarchs - Abdullah II of Jordan and Muhammad VI of Morocco and erstwhile royal family of Libya are considered to be a part of Banu Hashim.

History[edit]

Amongst pre-Islamic Arabs, people classified themselves according to their tribe, their clan, and then their house/family. There were two major tribal kinds: the Adnanites(descended from Adnan, traditional ancestor of the Arabs of northern, central and western Arabia) and the Qahtanites (originating from Qahtan, the traditional ancestor of the Arabs of southern and south eastern Arabia).[1][2] Banu Hashim is one of the clans of the Quraysh tribe,[3] and is an Adnanite tribe. It derives its name from Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, the great-grandfather of Muhammad, and along with the Banu Abd Shams, Banu Al-Muttalib, and Banu Nawfal clans comprises the Banu Abd al-Manaf section of the Quraysh.

The House of Abdul-Muttalib of Banu Hashim comprised nobility in pre-Islamic Mecca. This was based on their hereditary duty to act as stewards and caretakers of the pilgrims coming to Mecca to worship at the Kaaba, the sacred shrine that in Islamic tradition was built by Ibrahim (Abraham) and his first-born son and heir Ismail (Ishmael) was a Monotheist site of worship.

With time, the Kaaba had come to be occupied by some hundreds of idols. Visiting of these idols by the different tribes caused traffic which added considerably to the wealth of the merchants of Mecca, which also benefited from its position astride the caravan routes from Yemen (Arabia Felix) up to the Mediterranean markets.

It was into the House 'Abd al-Muttalib of Banu Hashim of Quraysh that Muhammad was born. At the age of 40, his establishment of Islam set him at odds with the established powers in Mecca. His membership of the 'top house, of the top clan' (in terms of prestige and power) was a factor through which God kept him safe from assassination during the early years of his mission, as a number of his uncles would not countenance any such insult to their so-called clan honour. After 13 years, the Muslim community of Mecca migrated (made Hijrah) to the city of Yathrib (which subsequently became known as Medina) to avoid their often murderous persecution by the non-believers of Mecca. With the conquest of Mecca, the city was captured by the army of Islam. The Kaabah was cleansed of idols and became the centre of pilgrimage for Muslims, once again the centre of pure Abrahamic monotheism. (It is illegal for non-Muslims to enter an area designated surrounding the city of Mecca).

The two major lines of descent of Muhammad are those of his two grandsons, Al-Hasan and Al-Husain, born of the union of his daughter Fatimah and his cousin and son-in-law Ali. Muhammad besought the love of the Muslims on his grandsons, thus their descendants have become spiritual aristocracy among the Muslims. The descendants of Muhammad's grandsons are known by the titles of sayed,sayyid,syed and sharif.

In the 19th Century CE, to try to resolve the confusion surrounding the descendants of Muhammad, the Ottoman Caliphs attempted to replicate the Almanach de Gotha (the tome listing the noble houses of Europe) to show known and verifiable lines of descent. Although not 100% complete in its scope (some lines might have been excluded due to lack of proof, although no false lines are included) the resulting Kitab al-Ashraf (Book of the Sharifs), kept at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is one of the best sources of evidence of descent from Muhammad.[4] The Alids (the term given to the descendants of Muhammad via his daughter Fatima and Ali) lines of descent produced many once, current (and future) reigning dynasties across the Islamic imperium, amongst these stand:

  • The Sharif of Baghdad and Cairo Sharif are currently found in many countries of the world
  • the Hashemites; former Sharifs of Mecca, who now rule Jordan (and used to rule the Hejaz, Syria and Iraq also);

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