Skip to comments.A Critical History of Islam
Posted on 02/24/2003 4:25:46 PM PST by xzins
by Mark Hines, M.A.
Muhammad's Allah religion was a counterfeit reaction to Christianity. As Christianity was sweeping across distant lands and was becoming dominate, Satan took elements from the Torah and from Christianity, and he corrupted them. As a younger generation of Muslims, most likely being born into Islam and having little choice, earn college degrees, they see Islam as a violent and backward seventh-century religion. Many of their ancestors were forced into Islam at the point of a sword. Islam is both a culture and a religion, as it tries to deify seventh-century Arabia. Freedoms that U.S. citizens take for granted (speech, religion, press, etc.), are not tolerated by ruling Islamic governance.
Islam tolerates no other religions. Muslims are to regard only Islam as acceptable (Qur'an 3: 85). Reflecting Muhammad's murderous life, Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are to kill all who reject Muhammad and the Qur'an (Qur'an 2:191; 9:5, 12, 29, 123; 47: 4; 48:16; 66:9). Muslims are to fight until all other religions are destroyed (Qur'an 2: 193; 8:37-41; 8: 65). Islam teaches that all who reject the Qur'an will be regulated to hell (Qur'an 5:10).
As people become better educated, and as they long for a God of love, they become ashamed of the invented religion of a lust driven Arab highwayman who attacked camel caravans, murdered innocent merchants and thieved their property after getting revelations from Allah. Of the ninety-nine names Islam has for Allah, not even one of them is "love." The true nature of Islam is often reflected in the loveless eyes of Muslims.
"Allah" is a pre-Islamic name (Encyclopedia Britannica, I:643; Encyclopedia of Religion, I:117). The moon god Allah was already being worshipped even before Muhammad was born (Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, I:41, Anthony Mercatante, New York, The Facts on File, 1983). Muslim scholars admit that Muhammad's family tribe was devoted to the moon god. Islamic apologists admit that worship of the moon god was prevalent in Muhammad's seventh-century Arabia. Even the islam.org Website admits that worship of the moon god was dominant in Muhammad's day and locale.
The symbol of this moon god was the crescent moon. Archaeologists have found this crescent moon symbol on ancient artifacts of Arabic worship. Islam adopted the crescent moon as its religious symbol. Allah, was represented by a black stone in the Kaaba and was already being worshipped before Muhammad was born. Allah is the moon god. That is why at mosques around the world, one will see a crescent moon on the top spire. That is why Shriners, who take an oath to Allah, have the crescent moon on their fez hats. That is why the crescent moon is on the flags of various Islamic nations (Tunisa, Algeria, East Turkestan, Turkey, Pakistan, etc). That is why the Muslim Ramadan fast is regulated by the appearance of the crescent moon. Some Muslims have pondered why the crescent moon symbol adorns the top of mosques, Islamic flags, etc., but because of Satanic blindness, they cannot see the obvious. They cannot see what is before their eyes.
Even before Muhammad was born, the title of the moon god, the chief god of Muhammad's tribe, was "al-ilah," or "the deity." The term "al-ilah" was shortened to "Allah," and Arabs used "Allah" in the names of their children. Muhammad's own father and uncle had "Allah" as part of their names. For instance, Muhammad's father's name was Abdullah. The name "Abdullah" means "slave of Allah." Muhammad's father died before Muhammad was born.
"The Arabs, before the time of Mohammed, accepted and worshipped, after a fashion, a supreme god called Allah" (Encyclopedia of Islam, I:302, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1913, Houtsma). Even Muslims admit that Arabs before Muhammad were pagans, and that Muhammad's father was a pagan.
"Allah was known to the pre-Islamic . . . Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities" (Encyclopedia of Islam, I:406, ed. Gibb). Since all of these Meccan deities were pagan idols, Allah had to be as well. Of the 360 different pagan deities being worshipped at the Kaaba, Muhammad discarded all but his own family's tribal deity, the moon god Allah.
Yusuf Ali's translation of the Qur'an is well known and is accepted around the world. In his comments, he traces the stories of the Qur'an back to the original Arab, Jewish, Persian or Christian legends.
Because the word "Allah" was derived from "al-ilah," and because, as Yusuf Ali notes, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat were called "the daughters of Allah," one can easily see the idolatrous, pagan roots of Muhammad's "Allah" moon-god religion.
Yusuf Ali tells us (in fn. 5096, p. 1445) that Lat, Uzza and Manat were known as "the daughters of God [Allah]."
We know from authoritative sources that the daughters of Allah--al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat--were daughters of the moon god. Modern encyclopedias, such as the on-line Columbia Encyclopedia corroborate this fact.
At one time, the Qur'an did tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat (Surah 53:19-20). These verses have been expunged out of the present Qur'an, although one can find them in earlier editions. God's word, the Bible, is the only written word of God. Those who follow a false prophet, a false moon god, and a false Qur'an book, even though they know better in their hearts, will burn in hell forever.
After his marriage to a wealthy, middle-aged woman, Muhammad began going to a cave about three miles from Mecca to pray and meditate. While he was in the cave, he had "revelations" in which he foamed at the mouth like a rabid dog and flopped on the ground like a fish. Both the Bukhari and Muslim Hadiths confirm that Muhammad foamed at the mouth and flopped on the ground (1:1-4; 3:17 p. 829; 4:95 p. 438, 458, 461; 5:170 p. 462, 618, 659). Not knowing any better, Arabs described his fits as "epileptic." However, a more reasonable explanation is in the Bible. Demon possessed people foamed at the mouth and flopped on the ground. According to even Muslim sources, Muhammad told his wife that he was visited by jinns (demons) in the cave. His wife assured him that they were not jinns. Muhammad's own original perception was accurate; he was visited by demons. Muhammad claimed to be visited by an "angel of light," yet the only angel of light mentioned in the Bible is Satan (II Cor. 11:14).
In Medina, Muhammad told Jews that he was a "prophet," and he told Christians that he was an "apostle." As he was doing this, he had his followers pray towards Jerusalem. When both Christians and Jews rejected Muhammad, his false book and his false moon god, he had his followers pray towards Mecca, the home of his tribal deity. He then had his followers urinate towards Jerusalem as a sign of disrespect.
According to the Muslim Hadith, Muhammad told lies while he was under magical spells and while he was bewitched (Bukhari vol. IV, nos. 400, 490; VII, no. 658, 660; Muslim vol. III, no. 5428). Because he admitted telling lies under Satanic influence, should not common sense tell one that the entire Qur'an could be Satanic? Muslim authorities even removed verses from the Qur'an because the verses were Satanic (Surah 53:19,20).
According to the Hadith, the seal of a prophet was on Muhammad. We are informed that this "seal" was a large hairy mole on his back (vol. I, no. 189; vol. IV, no. 741) and Muslim (vol. IV, no. 5790, 5793). According to Tabari and other later Muslim authorities, this mole proved that Muhammad was a true prophet. An educated and rational person cannot accept this kind of "proof."
Even the Qur'an acknowledges that Muhammad performed no miracles (Sura 29:50; 17:93). Miracles and other traditional signs of a true prophet are completely absent with Muhammad. Neither does the Old Testament foretell Muhammad. One can easily find over seventy fulfilled Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, yet one cannot find a single prophecy about Muhammad. Why is this? If Muhammad were more important than Jesus, as Muslims claim, would not he have the seventy plus prophecies?
Muhammad gave examples of his prophetic "wisdom." He taught that black dogs were devils (Bukhari vol. IV, nos. 539, 540; Muslim vol. I, nos. 551, 552; vol. II, nos. 3803, 3829). After gaining power, Muhammad had his forces go house to house, not only killing the owners' pet dogs, but forcing the owners to watch as their pets were killed. The reason for Muhammad's intense dislike of dogs came about, most likely, because dogs, having some innate sense of evil presence, sensed Muhammad's being demon possessed, and they growled at both him and the demons in him.
Muhammad also believed that Satan lives in peoples' noses at night. Muhammad claimed that Satan can be flushed out if one inhales water up one nostril and blows it out the other (Bukhari vol. IV, no. 516; Muslim vol. I, no. 462). This is why five times a day many Muslims snort water up their noses.
Muhammad taught that yawning is from Satan (Hadith 4:509), that Satan urinates into the ears of those who fall asleep while praying (Bukhari 2:245), and that hell is populated mostly by "ungrateful" women (Bukhari 1:28, 301; 2:161).
Muhammad taught that Muslims have one intestine, but non-Muslims have seven (Muslim vol. III, no. 5113-5115). This alone should cause educated people to reject his wives' tales.
Muhammad also taught that houseflies have poison on one wing and the antidote for the poison on the other wing (Bukhari vol. IV, no. 537). If a housefly landed in their soup or drink, Muhammad's followers were to dip the entire housefly into the food to get the benefit of the "antidote" wing. We know from science that Muhammad's instructions actually spread more germs.
In his wisdom, Muhammad believed that one should drink camel urine as a medicine (Bukhari vol. 1, no. 234). Ah, Muhammad, thou prophet with a foamy yellow mustache!
Muhammad's Qur'an also teaches us where the sun goes when it sets. This is a question that the ancients pondered. Here is the Qur'an's explanation:
He [i.e. Zul-qarnain] followed,
According to Muslim scholars, Zul-qarnain refers to Alexander the Great (see Yusuf Alis appendix on this subject in his translation of the Quran). This is not poetry, but ignorant, pagan, superstitious belief. The sun sets in a pond of water every night? Again, as people become better educated, they become ashamed of Islam, and they reject it as a patently false religion.
Should not the violent, ignorant, seventh-century religion of Islam have ended long ago? As people become better educated, they become more and more ashamed of such a transparently false religion, a religion that was produced by a demon possessed, lust filled thief who robbed caravans (Ali Dashti, 23 Years, p. 86-87; Encyclopedia Britannica, 15:648).
When Muhammad was asked to explain why a child resembles one parent rather than the other, he said that the angel Gabriel appeared to him and provided the answer from Allah. Because Muhammad said that Gabriel gave the answer, we are not dealing with only Muhammad's personal opinion. According to Muhammad, Gabriel's explanation was that a child resembles the parent who has a sexual orgasm first (see Bukhari vol. IV: no. 546). We know from the study of DNA and genetics that Muhammad's explanation from "Gabriel" is ignorant superstition and embarrassing nonsense. When people end up burning in hell forever for following a patently false prophet and an obviously false Islam religion, they will eternally regret their ignorance. Christianity is the only true religion.
Those deluded, hypocritical Muslims who reject the Hadith but accept the Qur'an would not go into a large mosque and call the Hadith trash. About 90% of Muslims accept the Hadith, and they hold it second only to the Qur'an.
Honest Muslims must admit that the Hadith is silly and is certainly not of any divine inspiration, with stories of Adam being 90 feet tall, of Jews turning into monkeys, of how Satan crawls into peoples' noses at night, and must be flushed out by snorting water up one nostril and by blowing it out the other. The crude individuals who made up Islam were given over to ignorant myth and superstition. They were not Bible scholars. They further embarrassed themselves by mixing up Haman (in Bible's book of Esther) with Pharaoh (28:6ff.; 40:37ff.), by confusing Saul with Gideon (2:249), and by other such blunders.
Because God will hold us to a high and fair standard, one's beliefs should be based on reality and logic, and one should be able to defend one's faith. One's beliefs should pass careful scrutiny.
If Muslims say, "I don't care what evidence you show me, I will always believe in Islam," then their faith is not rooted in reality, logic and sanity. Christianity is a religion of evidence. The supernatural death and resurrection of Messiah on a cross is rooted in reality, and by witnesses, and is corroborated even by secular history.
According to Muhammad, the angel Gabriel said that Jesus is not the Son of God. In the Bible, though, Gabriel tells Mary that Jesus is the Son of God (Luke 1:26-35). The holy angel Gabriel would not lie, contradicting what he told Mary. Islam contradicts itself, too. For instance, the Qur'an corroborates Jesus' virgin birth (3:47), yet Islam does not believe that Jesus is the Son of God (4:171, 9:30, 19:88-93). This is crazy. The 3:47 Qur'an verse clearly says that Jesus was born of God and without a human father. How can someone be born of only God and a virgin, something that had never been done in the history of the world, and not be God's Son? A lion sires a lion cub. A man fathers a human baby. A child whose Father is God is obviously also God.
Muhammad's Qur'an denies the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus (4:157ff.). The Qur'an also denies the atonement or vicarious sacrifice of Christ for our sins (6:164; 35:18; 53:41; 22:37; 39:7). Several times the Qur'an says that no soul shall bear another's burden. When a Muslim says that he believes in Jesus, he is really saying that he believes in a different Jesus. He does not believe in the Jesus of the Bible, the Jesus who died on the cross and atoned for sins. When Muslims die, they do not hope for Salvation in Jesus. Islam is a crude, ignorant religion whose followers hope for sex and wine after death. In a "prayer" to "Allah," USA President Bill Clinton, just before leaving office, prayed to the false Allah deity. Clinton, who is a national embarrassment, did not pray to the God of the Bible. After September 11, 2001, a totally corrupt President Bush read the Qur'an to Muslim children, as though Allah were God.
Heaven for Muslims is described as a place of wine and beautiful women (44:50-54; 78:31-33). The Qur'an's heaven is Muhammad's idea of heaven, the ideal paradise of a vulgar highwayman who never had the Holy Spirit in him and somebody whom lust conquered. Islam, the religion of "submission," is submission to the flesh and to self deception. Its heaven promises marriage to many virgins (52:20; 78:33ff). Islam's heaven is hog heaven for somebody whose ideal is to wallow in the flesh, and to indulge in orgies of sex and wine. The Qur'an promises a heaven full of wine and free sex (Suras 2:25; 4:57; 11:23; 37:40-56; 44:54; 47:15; 52:17-24). Muhammad's idea of heaven was to have free flowing wine and drunken sensuality with women. This is not the Godly paradise of the Bible. It is the paradise of a crude, carnal seventh-century Arab. One should compare the fleshly heaven of Surat Al-Tur 52:17-24 with the heaven of II Peter 3:13, a heaven where righteousness dwells.
A slave to sexual lust, Muhammad had fourteen wives and many concubines. He married his own daughter-in-law (Sura 33:37; Wives of the Prophet pp. 127-140). He even had sex with a nine-year-old girl named Aisha (Bukhari 5:236).
Those Muslims who deceive themselves into anticipating Muhammad's "heaven" will find God's hell, eternal burn pain and blackness.
Islam claims that the Bible has been corrupted significantly (2:80, 3:79). Islam is, of course, is mistaken. God promised to preserve His word (Matt. 5:18, Luke 16:17, 1 Peter 1:24-25), but somehow Muslims don't believe that God is capable of keeping His word. They don't quite believe that God preserved His word as He promised. God has kept His word, and He has preserved His Bible. Dr. Hort, an editor of the Wescott and Hort Greek New Testament, observed that material differences affect only .001% of the New Testament (Introduction to The New Testament in the Original Greek, p.2). Another way of looking at it is that, on average, one would have to read 1,000 words before running into one word in dispute.
The Old Testament was translated accurately, too. We know from the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, dating to about the time of Christ, that, say, the Isaiah one can buy in a modern Hebrew edition today is virtually identical to the Hebrew in the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is virtually no difference between the texts.
"The manuscripts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, generally dated from about 200 to 50 B.C., include portions of every Old Testament book except Esther; studies have revealed that these documents--older by a thousand years than previously discovered Old Testament manuscripts--are substantially identical to the text of the Old Testament which had been previously handed down. As far as New Testament manuscripts are concerned, the oldest of which go back to the second century A.D., the situation is substantially the same. The variations that are found in these manuscripts . . . are of a relatively minor nature. There is no indication whatever that any large sections of material found in the originals have been lost. Most of the manuscript variations concern matters of spelling, word order, tense, and the like; no single doctrine is affected by them in any way" (The Four Major Cults, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 19631, pp. 30-31).
All reputable translators use the most respected and oldest sources, such as the Masoretic Hebrew text for Old Testament translations. If a translator uses the Masoretic Hebrew as a source, he simply can't go wrong.
I sincerely believe that if Muslims did honest research and realized that Islam has lied about the Bible's being corrupted during the course of translations, and if they were to actually read the Bible, they would reject Islam and would accept Christ and God's word, the Bible. I urge Muslims to take my challenge and read the Bible with an honest heart.
Just read them the "Four Spiritual Laws" and see if they respond.
If that doesn't work then try contributing a boatload of money to:
They are one of the few Charities that spread the Gospel along with a lot of needed food and supplies to Muslim nations.
Since the original "ai ilah" was a moon god and his worship was toward a "black stone," when the moslems worship allah at the black stone in mecca and use the moon crescent, is this also participation in worship of an old demon?
Seems that JR and FR have become so "politically correct" that anything that presents an opposing position to any religion(except Christianity) is considered "bashing".
One question I pose to my Moslem friends concerning the Quran, is that since it is supposedly a "perfect book", dictated to Mohammed by the Archangel Gabriel, who in turn got his info from Allah, which one was confused when the Quran says the earth is flat?
Was it Mohammed, Gabriel or Allah?
Nope! Most gloss right over it, however, it has had the effect of having some look for an answer, and continue dialogue, which was the intent of the question.
Just a thought.
In my opinion, false religions and false beliefs such as this seem to be spawned when one goes outside the Bible as the only true, inspired Word of God and begins to "add to" what God has said in His Word. If one adds to or goes outside what God has said in His Word, all of a sudden there is no standard and everything is subject to interpretation based on what someone claims was "revealed" to them. People turn to them and what they say as authoritative instead of God and what He says. Maybe that's why God cautioned against adding to what He said in His Word?
God is explicit that there is only one true God (Isaiah 43:10). He is explicit that His Word is inspired by God Himself (2 Timothy 3:16). Belief in anything else and anyone else is a false belief.
Not the only. BTW Samaritan's Purse is a Franklin Graham ministry. He is bold enough to stand on American soil and expose Islam for what it is and then is brave enough, after doing that, to go to Islamic Nations to bring healing and the Gospel message.
Don't you watch the news? Do you know anything of what is going on in Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Malaysia, or the Sudan, for example? One only needs to look at the news for any of these countries to observe the daily atrocities and obscene destruction Muslims regularly engage in.
There are no Muslim contributions to civilization, unless you think murder, rape, no music, no art, no alcohol, no pork, mutilating girls and repressing women are contributions. Muslims have never created anything of value. Everything Muslims have of value was stolen, including so-called contributions to science (which all came from India, mostly from Hindu scholars, before the Muslims slaughtered them), as well as the oil stolen from American companies which got it out of the ground for them.
Islam is the stupidist most repressive retrograde ideology on the planet. It is unkind to pretend it is anything else, and if people really cared about Arabs, and all others (most of whom are not Arabs) who have been deceived by this horrid life-destroying religion, they would be doing everything they could to see it wiped off the earth. To wish anything less for the world, and all those millions enslaved by Islam, is a hatred for humanity.
Some links to learn from:
Of course, the great majority of Muslims are peaceful -- so what?
Behind the Veil: A Muslim Woman Speaks Out
Killing Christians: The underreported story of Islamist violence around the world
JIHAD IN AMERICA FR Up-to-date List of links.
Fatwa: Coming to a Country Near You
Preliminary Overview. - Saudi Arabia's Education System
Jews and Christians Are Apes and Pigs, Saudi Textbooks Say
PBS Shame On You: A former Muslim speaks.
The Daughter of an Arab Warrior Against Israel Tells Her Tale
The Stupidity of Dialogue With Islam This is Excellent!
Will The Real Islam Please Stand Up?
The Social and Economic Implications of Sharia Law
Music and Singing in the Light of the Quran and Sunnah by Abu Bilal Mustafa Al-Kanadi
Mark Steyn's article, Goodbye Europe, describes what is going on in Europe right now.
Muslim Disinformation Campaign
Twenty-Year Plan for USA: Islam Targets America
The Golden Age of Islam is a Myth Excellent!!
ISLAM AS SEDITION More great links from FR.
(If anyone is interested, I'll add all the Orieana Fallaci links. Some don't like her because she's an athiest, but Jesus said, the children of this world are wiser than the children of light. [Luke 16:8])
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