#TheKnowers: Nasṭūr (Nestorius)

Nearly all of us know or have heard of the incident that occurred between the Prophet (ﷺ) and the Christian monk Baḥīrā, but this is not an isolated incident, it is something that occurred after as well. One such occasion was when the Prophet (ﷺ) was around 25 years old, when people would refer to him (ﷺ) as al-Amīn, the Trustworthy. Abū Ṭālib explained to his nephew, the Prophet (ﷺ), that due to the hard times they had encountered, their trade had deteriorated drastically, they had little commerce or resources. He advised his nephew to join a caravan that was being prepared by Khadīja daughter of Khuwaylid, so it would be a good idea for him to offer his services to her trade convoy to Syria. Word reached Khadīja, aware that he (ﷺ) was a trustworthy individual she offered to double his wages and asked him to trade on her behalf. He agreed and set out for Syria, he was accompanied by one of her slave called Maysara. This of course happened prior to their marriage. 

When they reached the market town of Buṣrā in Syria they sat in the shade of a tree, the tree was visible from the cell of a monk named Nasṭūr. I am unable to corroborate if it is the blessed tree I mentioned a few days ago, but the Quraysh caravans seemed to take the same route, so it is possible that it is the very same tree. In addition to that it is possible that Nasṭūr may have inherited the cell that was once occupied by Baḥīrā along with all its contents including his precious books. The one conclusion we can draw confidentially is that Nasṭūr had been living in that area for a while, this fact is given considerable weight by him already knowing Maysara potentially from previous trips. He approached Maysara and asked him who was sitting under the tree. Masysara replied, “A man from Quraysh, the people of the Sanctuary.” The monk replied, “None but a Prophet is sitting under the tree. Is there redness in his eyes?” Maysara confirmed this stating it was always present. The monk replied, “It is he, it is he! The last of the Prophets! Would that I be around when he is commanded to appear!”

The coming of a final Prophet, and even a description exists in ancient texts such as the Tawrāh, this is what led many monks to conclude that this final Prophet could be non other than Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh. 

[Source: Ibn Saʻd; al-Ṭabaqāt al-Kubrā] 

gethin looks so sad when jonathan’s completely hammered at the beginning, they’re both in gay lib but jonathan wasn’t marching with him and he’s obviously feeling completely hopeless and that hurts gethin so much oh god


Best Improvement in a Historic Property for 2014

Johnson County Savings and Loan Bank Building, home of MidwestOne Bank shown in 2014 (restoration), between 1970–1976 (with cornice absent), between 1920–1925 (original appearance).

Photographers: Tim Weitzel (2014), Theo Lindley (1970–1976), and Fred Kent (1920–1925).


The Johnson County Savings and Loan building was built in 1913 and designed by Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson, a firm that also designed a number of Beaux-Arts buildings on the University of Iowa Campus as well as commercial and institutional buildings throughout the Midwest. It is designed in a variant of classical revival that was popular for banks at the time and is based on the Chicago School Style. Like nearly all high rise buildings of the time, the building roughly describes a classical column. The tall, first story forms a base on top of which the shaft of the upper stories rise, which are surmounted by the top floor and prominent cornice, which describes the capital of the column. The building however lacks the characteristic bay windows and Chicago windows typical of the style. Prior to this building, the bank occupied a three story building that was designed in the Beaux-Arts variant of Renaissance Revival architecture. In the 1960s, the cornice was removed, most likely in a misguided attempt to provide a more modern, stream-lined appearance. In fact, the removal only lessened the impact of the original design. The restoration of the cornice is a sound investment in good design and helps re-anchor the headquarters building of the the MidwestOne Bank.  MidwestOne was formed from a 2007 merger of the local Iowa State Bank and Trust, a banking firm from Oskaloosa, Iowa and a financial services group from the state of Washington. Bank branches are now located various locations in the U.S. The Johnson County Savings Bank had organized in 1872 with Samuel Kirkwood, his brother-in-law and mill owner Ezekiel Clark, a prominent business man Moses Bloom, among other familiar and unfamiliar local names as the board and Kirkwood served as the first president. The bank suspended operation due to the Great Depression. The building was reused by the newly formed Iowa State Bank and Trust Company, founded in 1934 in Iowa City.

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