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1r. White Robed Men



An interpretation: Who were the men in white robes? To Christians they have always remained a mystery and, as a result, have been described as angels. But these men were helpers of Jesus , described in the Holy Qur'an as huwariyyun. The Holy Qur'an is very exact in terminology and it describes the helpers of Jesus by their distinctive dress -- white garments.

"But when Jesus perceived disbelief on their part, he said: Who will be my helpers in Allah's way? The disciples* (Arabic word: Huwariyyun) said: We are Allah's helpers: we believe in Allah, and bear thou witness that we are submitting ones." (Qur'an 3:52)

*Plural of hawari from the root hara , which means 'simple whiteness.' According to E.W. Lane, in his Arabic English lexicon, book 2 p. 666, hawari means "one who whitens his clothes or garments by washing and beating them." For this reason, the term is applied to the companions [Esseens] or helpers of Jesus, but not his disciples.



Mark 16:1-6 "And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.  2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.  3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?  4 And when they looked, they saw that  the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.  5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white {garment;} and they were affrighted.  6 And  he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is {risen;} he is not here: behold the place where they laid him." (KJV) - Matthew refers to them as angels.