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Where Do Islamic Rituals Come From?

Where Do Islamic Rituals Come From?

God never gave any command to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist or any of the prophets to PRAY 5 TIMES A DAY.

God never gave any command to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist or any of the prophets to PEFORM WUDHU.

God never gave any command to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist or any of the prophets to RECITE SHAADAH.

God never gave any command to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist or any of the prophets to FAST FOR 30 DAYS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

God never gave any command to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist or any of the prophets to WEAR A WHITE CLOTH AND CIRCUMAMBULATE A BLACK STONE.

I could go on and on but it is obvious that Jesus, whom muslims say is one of the greatest prophet and whom they claim to love and obey, never said to do any of these things either.

The question is where did these Islamic rituals originate from and when did it come into Islam?

The answer: from the Sabians.

WHO ARE THE SABIANS?

The Sabians were a pagan cult group from the 2nd century AD that worshipped the moon god. Muhammad was greatly influenced by the Sabians that he even names them in the quran as being acceptable by Allah! (2:62)

According to Dr Rafat Amari, in “Occultism in the Family of Muhammad”, Waraqa was an important leader for the Sabians.

Yes, THAT Waraqa! Khatijah’s cousin, who convinced Muhammad that he was a prophet! Now we understand how Muhammad was influenced in the early days!

Ibn al-Nadim wrote in his book, “al-Fahrisit”, about various religious sects in the Middle East. He says in the month in which the [Sabians] fasted for thirty days, they honored the god Sin, which is the moon.

They observed the festivals of Fitr (breaking the fast at the end of the month) and Hilal (new moon), in such a way that the festival of Fitr occurred when the sun entered Aries. And they used to honour the House of Mecca (Kaabah).

According to Dr Rafat Amari, the Sabians look toward Yemen and pray 5 times a day.

Muhammad simply picked up these pagan rituals and adapted them to his new religion while claiming they were instructions from Allah.

Even the shaadah was plagiarized from the Sabians.

Islamic scholar Abd al-Rahman Ibn Zayd wrote in the 8th century AD:  The polytheists used to say of the prophet and his companions, “These are the Sabians,” comparing them to them, because the Sabians who live in Jaziartal-Mawsil (i.e., Iraq) would say “La ilaha ila Allah.”

Other sources for Islam:
The wudu, miswak and ghusl ritual cleansing were copied from Zoroastrianism.

Read more:
Original Sources Of the Quran

What Came First – Christianity or Islam?

What Came First – Christianity or Islam?

 In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a powerful parable.

A man sows good seeds in a field.
An enemy comes and sows bad seeds among the good seeds.
While the good seeds grow into wheat, the bad seeds become weeds and grows among the wheat.

What does this parable mean? Jesus explains it in Matthew 13:36-43

The field is the WORLD.
The man sowing the good seeds is Jesus Himself.
The enemy who comes later to sow the bad seeds is satan.

The good seeds, sown by Jesus, grow to become wheat, representing the followers of Jesus and His kingdom.
The bad seeds that come later (600 years later?) represent the followers of satan.

The weeds will even claim to love the Sower of the good seeds more than the wheat themselves and seek to associate themselves with Him.
Weeds grow fast, so it is no surprise that they will claim they are the fastest growing.

What happens in the end?

“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. (Matt 13:40-43)

 

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Who was Allah before Muhammad declared him to be God?

“Allah was known to the pre-Islamic Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities”
(Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. Gibb, I:406)

“The Arabs, before the time of Mohammed, accepted and worshipped, after a fashion, a supreme god (over other gods in the kaba) called allah.”
(Encyclopedia of Islam, eds. Houtsma, Arnold, Basset, Hartman; Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1913, I:302)

“In ancient Arabia, the sun-god was viewed as a female goddess and the moon as the male god. As has been pointed out by many scholars as Alfred Guilluame, the moon god was called by various names, one of which was Allah.
(A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran, Osnabrück: Otto Zeller Verlag, 1973, p.36).
The Encyclopedia of Religion says: “‘Allah’ is a pre-Islamic name … corresponding to the Baylonian Bel (or Baal)” (ed. James Hastings, Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1908, I:326).

According to the Encyclopedia of Religion, Allah corresponded to the Babylonian god Baal, and Arabs knew of him long before Mohammed worshipped him as the supreme God. Before Islam the Arabs recognized many gods and goddesses, each tribe had their own deity. There were also nature deities.

Allah was the god of the local Quraish tribe, which was Mohammed’s tribe before he brought Islam to lead his people out of their polytheism. Allah was then known as the Moon God, who had 3 daughters who were viewed as intercessors for the people into Allah. Their names were Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Al-Manat, which were three goddesses; the first two daughters of Allah had names which were feminine forms of Allah.

Hubal was the chief God of the Kaaba among the other 360 deities. Hubal was a statue likeness of a man whose body was made of red precious stones whose arms were made of gold. (Reference Islam George Braswell Jr.).

 

Muhammad said “I have fabricated things against God and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.” (Al-Tabari 6:111).
It was Satan putting words in Mohammad’s mouth. Did Satan put Quran in his mouth?
Reference: Sura 22:52; 53:19,20

 

 

 

 

Can Someone Else Take Your Punishment?

Can Someone Else Take Your Punishment?

Muslims tells us that no one can be punished for another’s sins.

Yet, this is not what Islam teaches.

Allah will place the sins of the Muslims on the Christians and Jews.

Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: No Muslim would die but Allah would admit IN HIS STEAD a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire. ‘Umar b. Abd al-‘Aziz took an oath: By One besides Whom there is no god but He, thrice that his father had narrated that to him from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6666)

 Abu Burda reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with AS HEAVY SINS AS A MOUNTAIN, and Allah would FORGIVE THEM and He would PLACE IN THEIR STEAD the Jews and the Christians. (As far as I think), Abu Raub said: I do not know as to who is in doubt. Abu Burda said: I narrated it to ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, whereupon he said: Was it your father who narrated it to you from Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him)? I said: Yes. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6668)
On one hand, Sura 2:62 says the Jews and Christians will have their place with their Lord, but contradicts it when it says that, o the other hand, the sins of the Muslims are placed on Jews and Christians.

[Also, since Allah leads astray who he wills, there is nothing that dawah (islamic preaching) can do to change what Allah has already done. There is also nowhere in the Kuran directing Muslims to dawah in fact, it says not to dispute with Christians but to say that they believe in what (the revelation) was sent down to them.

The Kuran tells them repeatedly to believe in the books, angels, prophets and the last day. I have yet to have a Muslim that can follow these commands without saying, either the books are lost or corrupted. Yet its a command till the day of resurrection.

 (guest writer)
Who’s First?

Who’s First?

In the 19th century, a man by the name of Joseph Smith saw a vision.  An angel appeared to him and gave him instructions to start a new religion because all the previous religions were corrupted.

He received revelation for a new book, Book of Mormon, to replace all previous revelations.

Joseph Smith declared himself to be the last prophet in the line of Moses and Elijah.

Today, the religion he started, Mormonism, is the fastest growing religion in America with close to 16,000,000 followers (2014) and expected to rise to 250,000,000 by 2080.

But wait a minute….

Muslims all over the world will laugh at Joseph Smith and his so-called religion!

Why?

Because Islam came earlier and already made all these claims.  Joseph Smith is just an impostor and a liar.

According to Muslim beliefs, Muhammad is the seal and the last prophet. The Quran is the final revelation for all man since the earlier revelations were corrupt and Islam is the true religion.  And just because Mormonism is the fastest growing religion in America, does not mean that it is true.  Joseph Smith is just an impostor and a liar.

 

But wait a minute….

Using a parable Jesus said that he was the last.

“LAST OF ALL, he (God) sent his son (Jesus) to them.” Matthew 21:37

– words in parentheses mine –

God the Father set his seal on Jesus. (John 6:27)

John the Baptist closed the prophethood as according to Torah. (Matthew 11:13)

John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for the coming of God. (Malachi 3:1, Mark 1:12)

Jesus came to bring the good news of a new era for man through the Kingdom of God. (John 5:39-40, 10:10)

 

But is there anyone to come after Jesus? Someone asked Him this very question.

“And said to him (Jesus), “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3)

Jesus gives the answer by offering evidence of what He was doing and speaking, confirming that there was no other prophet coming after Him.

 

What about the Muslims claim that the Bible is corrupt?  What about the claim by Joseph Smith that Quran and earlier books were corrupt? Well, Muslims argue that Quran is not corrupt because it says so. No one can change the words of Allah (6:115)

 

Well, the Bible says that the message revealed in it is forever. Isaiah 40:8 The Word of our God endures forever.

And Jesus Himself said, “My words will never pass away.” (Mark 13:31)

 

Does the Bible claim that Christianity is the true religion?

In Matthew 13:24-29 & 36-43: Jesus tells us a parable and explains that The People of The Kingdom (true Christians) have been sowed like good seeds into the world by Him .

AFTER THAT, satan comes and sows bad seeds that grow like weeds among the good seeds. The bad seeds are the people of other religions like Mormonism,  and like weeds, they can grow very fast! 🙂

But at the end of the age….when Jesus comes back…..the “weeds” will be plucked out and thrown into fire!

“The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. (Matthew 13:41-43)

 

So what does the Bible say about religions, prophets, books that come after Christianity?

“Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse! (Galatians 1:7-9)

Jesus answered, “I am The Way and The Truth and The Life. NO ONE comes to the FATHER except through ME. (John 14:6)

Why Do You Fast?

Why Do You Fast?

It’s Ramadhan. Muslims all over the world fast.  Some muslims will say that even Jesus fasted, so they are better followers of Jesus than Christians. Really?

Jesus said: “When you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do; for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. Fast so that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

You muslims announce to the whole world that you are fasting and you are proud of it. Jesus calls such people hypocrites. Your fasting brings you no reward.

Most muslims do not even know that Christians also fast because Christians do not shout it out to world. It is between God and the individual. You dont even know when and why Christians fast, do you?

Why do muslims fast? Because you MUST. It’s a command. In some muslim countries, if you don’t fast you will be punished, so you do it out of FEAR.

Why do Christians fast? Not because they have to. Christians fast because they want to. They do it, not out of fear, but out of love and devotion to God and to draw near to Him.

Think about why you are fasting. Are you sure you’re doing it for God or are you doing it so that others will see you fasting and you’d feel proud when they congratulate you for being a good muslim.

Happy Ramadhan.

Was King Solomon a Muslim?

Was King Solomon a Muslim?

I was reading today about King Solomon in 2 Chronicles 2.  Yes, Nabi Sulaiman, whom our friends say was a Muslim prophet.

In this passage, Solomon is preparing to build a Temple to honor the Name of the Lord (Yahweh). (2 Chr 2:1).  Since you say Sulaiman was a muslim, this temple was for Allah, correct?

Here’s how Solomon described the Temple for God would be:

“It will be a place set apart to burn fragrant incense before Him, to display the special sacrificial bread, and to sacrifice burnt offerings each morning and evening, on the Sabbaths….He has commanded Israel to do these things forever.” (2 Chr 2:4)

Does this describe Islam? Was this how Sulaiman, the Muslim prophet, practised Islam? What is the significance of the sacrificial bread or the daily burnt offerings or Sabbath in Islam?  Was all this done for Allah?  That does not sound like Islam to me.  If it was, when did Allah decide to change the requirements of your religion?  Not only that. He commanded Israel to do this forever.

To answer this, Muslims claim that the Jews have been abandoned in favor of Arabs.

In 1 Kings 6:11-13, The LORD Yahweh speaks directly to Solomon (not though an intermediary or angel) and He says to Solomon, “I will never abandon My people Israel.”  Why would Allah speak such a message to a Muslim prophet directly? And then 1600 years later, speak indirectly to another Muslim prophet that all Jews are pigs. God said He would NEVER abandon Israel. But He changed His mind?

Let’s look further…

Here is how Solomon prayed.

“Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire community of Israel. He LIFTED his hands toward heaven, and he prayed, (1 Kings 8:22-23). Also, in verse 54, it says Solomon…KNEELED with his hands RAISED toward heaven.

Is this how Muslims pray? Sulaiman apparently kneeled down and lifted his hands toward heaven when he prayed.  Did Allah change the way Muslims pray today?  When? Can you show in the Quran where He gave Muslims a new way to pray from the time of Sulaiman?

 

And finally, this is the scenario of the worship that took place in Temple of Solomon.

“And the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and all their sons and brothers—were dressed in fine linen robes and stood at the east side of the altar playing cymbals, lyres, and harps. They were joined by 120 priests who were playing trumpets. The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the Lord with these words: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” (2 Chr 5:12-13)

Are these “Muslims” worshipping Allah? Musicians, musical instruments, singers?  Is this how you worship Allah today in your mosques?  By singing and by using musical instruments? When did Allah give new instructions to abandon singing and music during worship?

The WAY To Heaven

The WAY To Heaven

Here’s a big difference between Islam & Christianity.

Muslims say, “I will perform all the rituals perfectly, do all the good deeds I can, so that I can get into heaven.”

Christians say, “All my best deeds cannot earn me heaven because even my best deeds are not good enough. Only God’s deed can give me heaven.”

The Bible says no one can get to heaven by their own deeds. Only God can save us and give us heaven. All so-called human good deeds are like filthy rags to a holy and perfect God. God has already revealed to us THE WAY to Him. Anyone who accepts THE WAY, has accepted the promise of a home in heaven.

Muslims, you have a big problem. You will never know how many good deeds is enough. You will never know if your good deeds are accepted by your god or will he throw you into hell at the last minute? Actually, do you realize, you are doing all your good deeds for YOURSELF? You are doing it only to get the reward of heaven. Don’t you see that even your good deeds are done out of selfishness, which is a sin! How can a good and holy and just God accept such corrupted and tainted good deeds?

Christians who have accepted THE WAY have the promised inheritance of heaven. True followers of THE WAY do not need to bribe or buy their way into heaven by good deeds.

On the other hand, as heirs of heaven, true Christians are now free to do good deeds, not out of selfish motives to gain a place in heaven like muslims but out of gratitude to God, who loves us and has given us a place in heaven with Him. And Christians are able to do good deeds in sincerity and in love to reflect God’s love for the world.

What is THE WAY that God has prepared?

Jesus said: “I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life. No one comes to the Father except though Me.” John 14:6

Jesus said: “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.” John 10:9

How To Invent A New Religion

How To Invent A New Religion

How To Invent A New Religion (and get 1.5 billion likes!)

First thing I need to do is to create a god.

He cannot be too complex to understand or explain. He should be reasonably simple within what a human mind can grasp. Otherwise, no one would believe what I say!

To avoid complications, I will just say that god cannot be known. I will use vague terms like merciful and compassionate to describe him, like the other religions.

I need to come up with some kind of encounter where god chooses me as his messenger.  It has to be an ancounter that is impossible to have any witnesses. HAs to be some where remote. I know! I will say that I was in a cave…No. I need to make it appear more spiritual….I was MEDITATING in a cave and then god appeared to me. No,No, I cant say that. People will then ask me how did god look like and I would not be able to answer. Ah! I’ll just say an ANGEL appeared to me.

I need to add some drama to make it seem like I was the reluctant one, lest people say I made all this up since there are no witnesses. I’ll say the angel strangled me, forcing me to submit as the chosen one of god. I had no choice but to be the ultimate messenger of this god.

So far so good.

Then, I need to think about my target audience. Simple-minded, uneducated, poor, hungry, sex-starved peasants. I can easily make them my followers by promising them what they dont have.

For starters, as many wives as they want to have sex with! No, wait…there might not be enough women to go around , especially for me. I will limit them to, say, 4 wives. No limit for me though. I can have as many as I want. If anyone asks, I’ll just say god permits me but not you. I’m feeling generous though, so I’ll give them all the sex slaves their hand can possess.

If there is any discontent, I’ll tell them not to worry because in paradise they will have plenty more virgins waiting for them to enjoy. Here’s a nice random number, 72. They also get to eat all the food they want there. What the heck, I’ll even throw in a river of wine for their pleasure!

Now I have to keep them dumbed down. I cannot have intelligent or educated folks starting to ask questions which I cannot answer. I will employ a two-prong strategy. One to say, that “Sorry, the verse you question has been abrogated.” If they persist, I’ll throw this at them, “O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you.”
That should shut them up. Or else it is hell fire for the lot of them!

Next, I need to get some kind of a book written and say it is the word of god. I’m not creative enough to write stories so I’ll just borrow whatever I can recall from the Bible. In case the Christians and Jews get offended, I will placate them by saying, “Your books were sent as a revelation and as a light and my book only confirms your books.”

I may not remember all the history or chronology or names or events like in the Bible. So I’ll just mix them up in whatever random disjointed disconnected order and throw in some legends and myths. I guess none of my stories would be complete but that won’t matter. They’ll be too confused anyway. I’ll tell them, just recite it. You don’t have to read and study or understand it. Just memorize and recite it over and over and over.

I must keep it in one language though so that only my own uneducated people will recite it. If others seek to try and understand it, we will say, “No, you should only read it in my language. And you cannot understand or interpret it on your own. You need an imam or mullah to do that for you.”

Finally I will need to get some kind of slogan going. Again, I’m not smart enough to create one so I’ll just plagiarize the old saying of the Sabians, “there is no god but him.” Except that I’ll also add my own name into it! Genius!

Finally, I need a name for my new religion.
Since, my goal is to get everyone to submit to this “god”, and by that, of course, I mean I want them all to submit to me and everything I say.

So I’ll just name my new religion, SUBMIT.

What If Allah Could…

What If Allah Could…

Does Allah have the power to come to earth in the form of a human being?
Of course! He can do anything, can’t he?

I know Allah is too lofty for this and will not associate himself with weak human beings.
But I’m sure Allah has the capability to turn the invisible (himself) into visible and step into his own creation as a man. (just like the Christian’s God can.)
I wonder what Allah would say or do if he comes as a man to earth?

I’m sure all muslims will agree that the first thing he MUST do is go around telling everyone, “I am Allah swt. Worship me!. Worship me!” Isn’t that right, muslims?

Since this is an unequivocal statement, all muslims will believe and accept his words.
There is no need for any miracles or signs or any other kind of evidence, because these signs mean nothing after all, since most of the prophets have already done miracles before.

Next, I think Allah would kill all the Jews in the world.
Oh, and he will also destroy all the pigs in the world.

Then, he will give Israel to the Palestinians.
And since America was an ally of Israel and the exporter of everything filthy (hollywood), he will wipe out America from the face of the earth.

What else do you think he would do?
Will he forgive sins on earth? Will he heal people who are sick and the demon-possessed? Will he speak about love?

Well, I know he will be merciful and compassionate to believers, the muslims, but he will strike terror in the hearts of unbelievers.

The first to experience this will probably be the atheists because they refused to believe in him; then the polytheists, like the Hindus and other religions. They will all be killed.

As for the Christians, since the quran says they are the closest to the believers but that they have gone astray, I guess Allah will require that all Christians submit to him. Those who refuse will become slaves or be beheaded or crucified.

What else do you think Allah would do on earth?

Yes, that’s right. He will not beget. To beget, Allah would need a consort. Since Allah does not have a consort, he cannot beget. If he had a consort, he can beget.

When he speaks, his words will be incoherent, disconnected, disjointed and every fifth or sixth sentence will not make sense. He will start to tell a story but will not finish it. Or he will describe the ending of a story but leave out the beginning. He will also have a tendency to keep repeating the things he has said over and over again.