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Rebuttal to Craig Winn "Prophet of Doom: Chapter 5" article:

This article is a rebuttal to Craig Winn's article that is located at:   http://www../chapter5.html.

 

 

Important Note to the Reader:

Craig Winn purposely twisted and modified the English translations that he used!  He changes words in translations and uses non-Muslim ones.  I've noticed this a lot through his translations of the Noble Verses that he used from the Noble Quran.


Please visit:

List of Craig Winn's fabricated lies and deliberate alteration of quotes, WITH CLEAR-CUT PROOFS!

 

Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

Here are some of my favorite Stunning Numerical and Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran that are listed in the main sections, below:

1-  The root for message and all of its derivatives, such as messenger and others occurs 513 times throughout the Glorious Quran.  The Prophets' and Messengers', peace be upon them, actual names (Muhammad, Moses, Noah, Abraham, Lot etc....) were also all combined mentioned 513 times in the Glorious Quran.  The detailed breakdown of all of this is thoroughly listed here.

Coincidence?  See 1,000s of examples! [1] (zip file).
  

2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article.

  
3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article.
  

4-  The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, if you add each Chapter's number with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8.  Do this for all Chapters.

1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.  Also, see the ample STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran, with 1,000s of examples! [1] (zip file).

  

5-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (1,000s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

  

Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

Click on the following numbers:

1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
7-    Psychology.
8-    Archeology and History.
9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

10-   Rebuttals.
11-   General articles.

12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
13-   Audios and Videos.
14-   Other.

  
For example:

1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
  
"When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
  

  

The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
  
Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

       -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
       -  Is rotating around itself.
       -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
       -  Is in constant motion.
       -  Is suspended in space.
       -  Is swimming in space.
       -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
       -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    6-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
  •  

     

    Before we get into the detailed rebuttal of this article, let's look at the following from his Bible:

     

    Terrorism in Islam?! (click here)
    Let's look at the real terrorism in the Bible:

    Pedophilia with
    3-year old slave girls in the Bible!
    Forcing 3-year old slave girls into sex during the Mosaic Law in the Bible! (click here)

    Terror in the Bible by a number of Prophets! (click here)

    Pregnant women will be ripped open! (click here)

    The NT punishes children with death! (click here)

    Terrorism:
    "kill all the boys and non-virgin women"!
    Also under the Mosaic Law! (click here)

    Another killing all men, women, children and animals by Moses! (click here)

    Another taking all women and children as spoils of war by Moses!
    (click here)

    Moses was a murderer before he became a Prophet! (click here)

    Killing all of the "suckling infants" by the thousands by Saul! (click here)

    Dashing little children against rocks in the book of Psalm!
    Praising the dashing of little children against rocks as a form of revenge! (click here)

    42 innocent children were killed using Wild Bears by Prophet Elisha!
    Prophet Muhammad on the other hand loved children even those who threw stones at him in the city of Al-Ta'if. (click here)

    Both equal: "Kill Righteous and the wicked"! (click here)

    Maiming of the enemies' bodies under Moses' and David's Laws:
    Cutting the hands and feet of the enemies in the Bible, and hanging their alive bodies on trees until they DIE.
    (click here)

    David's Selective Murders!
    David so carelessly killed an innocent man for only telling him news.
    (click here)

    X-Rated Pornography in the Bible, by King Solomon!
    Literally, women's vaginas and breasts taste like "wine", and brothers can "suck" their sisters' and lovers' privates!
    (click here)

    Fathers' fingers into their daughters' vaginas!
    Under the Mosaic Law, fathers were allowed to do "Digital Defloration" to their daughters.
    (click here)

    Shutting the loud mouths of those who unjustly attack Islam, with Truth.

    Aisha in Islam:

    Let's discuss the age of Aisha being 9 when she married our Prophet (CLICK HERE):

    1-  See proofs, in the "Aisha being 9" article, from the Bible about little girls as young as 9 were married off and even sold off by their fathers as slave girls to men who were even older than their fathers.

    2-  See also irrefutable proofs that pedophilia and terrorism exist in the Bible.  During the Mosaic times in the Bible's Old Testament, 3-year old slave girls were literally forced into sex under Moses' Orders and Command.  You sometimes have to read things twice to believe them!

    See also: Maiming of the enemies' bodies in the Bible.   Cutting the hands and feet of the enemies in the Bible, and hanging their live bodies on trees until they DIE.

    *** Killing of innocent children in the Bible.

    *** X-Rated Pornography in the Bible.

    *** Fathers sticking their fingers into their daughters' vaginas before marriage in the Bible.


    3-
      See also proofs how Aisha's parents were the ones who married her to our Prophet, and that no Muslim or even pagan objected to the marriage because it was widely practiced.  The reason no one objected was:

    1. People used to have very short life-spans in Arabia.   They used to live between 40 to 60 years maximum.  So it was only normal and natural for girls to be married off at ages 9 or 10 or similar.

    2. Marriage for young girls was widely practiced among Arabs back then, and even today in many third-world non-Muslim and Muslim countries.

    Please visit: The age of Aisha, girls similar to her in the Bible, and unbelievable pedophilia against 3-year old slave babies in the pedophilic Bible.

    Also visit: Why Muta (temporary) Marriage was allowed and why it was discontinued.

     

    Having said all of that, let us now proceed:

     


    He wrote:

    CHAPTER 5

    CAN QUSAYY SCAM?

    “Qusayy purchased the custodianship of the Ka’aba
    for a skin full of wine and a lute.”

         Desolate is the best word to describe Arabia in the years before the prophet’s birth. Although civilization made its début along the only portion of Arabia that doesn’t touch the sea, for thirty-five centuries it failed to take root in the desert sands. In the east lay Mesopotamia, the fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates. Its legendary cities invented the tool that binds you and me, reader and writer: man’s greatest invention, written language. Nearly five thousand years ago the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians used cuneiform to proclaim their achievements in science, math, astronomy, law, medicine, agriculture, architecture, the arts, and religion.
        Yet while these advances were occurring, Arabia remained isolated and stagnant—providing the culture necessary to propagate Islam. Poverty in proximity to greatness makes a people vulnerable to deceit.
        While we stand upon the shoulders of the Babylonian, Assyrian, and Sumerian scholars, we are haunted by their faith. Two politically-minded doctrines grew out of its schemes—Medieval Catholicism and fundamental Islam. For a thousand years the most powerful forces were not nations but religions. Both deployed rites first practiced in Babylonians temples. Many Catholic symbols, festivals, and doctrines are rooted in the practices of these distant peoples. Christmas, Easter, Lent, the priesthood, confession, and the worship of the Virgin Mary are examples of present rites borrowed from a pagan past. Islam was not immune. Allah was Sin, the moon god of Ur. The Qur’anic Paradise and Hell were imported from the same realm.
        The cuneiform indentations in clay that confirmed these startling realities became hieroglyphics along the Nile and an alphabet on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. We know from the temple writings in Karnak that pagan gods like those of the Fertile Crescent flourished in Egypt. We saw them emerge again in Greece, then Rome. Yet in Canaan it was a different story. A god appeared unlike any other. In a world of idols, he was spirit. In a world of plenty, he was one. In a world of distant deities symbolized by astronomical bodies he was personal, approachable, knowable. His name was Yahweh. His people were Jews. Together they documented their history and their relationship. In so doing these peoples at the western doorstep of Arabia played a central role in the most telling of all modern tales.
        Their intersection begins when a young man named Abram left Sin. In a perilous journey he, his stunning wife Sarai, his father Terah, and his nephew Lot, left Ur of the Chaldeans, and headed northwest. Crossing along the roof of the Arabian Peninsula, their route carried them along the Euphrates to an outpost town called Haran. There, Abram’s father died, but not his father’s god. Sin, the moon god of Ur, reigned supreme. Called by a higher source than even the moon and its god, Abram, Sarai, and Lot left the safety of the mighty river and headed to the land of Canaan—the Promised Land.
        In the greatest story ever told, Abram became Abraham, father of nations. He sired Ishmael at ninety by way of his wife’s Egyptian maid and in so doing Abraham gave birth to the seed of Islam. A decade later, the centenarian witnessed the promised miracle birth of Isaac to Sarai, now Sarah. Isaac became the child of destiny, for through him would come all of the prophets and patriarchs: Jacob, Joshua, Moses, David, Solomon, Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, and two millennia later, Yahshua, known to Westerners as Jesus of Nazareth. This Biblical story was destined to play out in the crossroads of history, in the most contested land on earth, at the very intersection of continents.
        Yet these great dramas depicting the rise of civilizations and faiths simply teased the Arabians. The footprints of culture, science, language, religion, law, and the arts were blown away by the searing winds. The Chaldeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all intertwined their histories with Abraham’s descendants through Isaac, but not Ishmael. It was as if the Arabs were on a deserted island, marooned in time. Such was the milieu for Islam, a religion so sterile it could only have taken root in a like mind and place.
        Arabs remained illiterate throughout the millennia, which is why we know so little about them. And it is why they knew so little about the world that engulfed them. Their language was derived from Aramaic, the dominant tongue of history’s initial millennia. But Arabic found neither stylus nor pen for one hundred generations. By Muhammad’s time, less than one in a hundred Arabians could write. Classical Arabic, the language in which the Qur’an would come to be written, was just beginning to evolve in Syria.
        The Bedouins of the Syrian steppe were nomadic by necessity. Their land was too poor to support towns of substance. Arabs, (a name derived from the word arid) were tribal peoples; there was never a dominant civilization over them. Most attempts to conquer their Peninsula were foiled by the harsh environmental conditions, further exacerbating the challenge of knowing these people. For three thousand years they were neither conquered nor conquerors, for subduing Bedouins was like herding cats. The Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans all failed. But it was not because Arabs were savage. They coveted freedom and valued nonviolence. For the first three millennia of recorded history, Arabs were among the world’s most peaceful and self-reliant people. It is only during the last 1400 years that they have been terrorists. The dividing line was Islam. Muhammad corrupted them.
        Islamic scholars try valiantly to paint the pre-Islamic period, called Jahiliyyah, or Period of Ignorance, in the worst possible light. They demonize Arabs to make the resulting Islamic society, arguably the most ignorant and brutal in history, look good by comparison. But what little evidence we have of these people, their lives, and customs, indicates that they didn’t act foolishly. Unlike their descendants in the twenty-first century, seventh-century Arabs were a free, peace-loving people who cherished family values and honored tribal commitments.
        Reliant on springs, most nomadic Bedouins provided sustenance by cultivating date palms, herding sheep, working leather, or running caravans. Their parched land was known for scrub, the hearty camel, and wide-open spaces. With the rain clouds blocked by the ragged mountains of Syria, Israel, Jordan, and western Arabia, more often than not the harbingers of life merely teased the land that became Muhammad’s.
        It was these very conditions that made it impregnable. The roads that enabled the armies of Babylon, Assyria, Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome to conquer and control much of the world were difficult to build and impossible to maintain. And there was no incentive. Virtually nothing of value originated from this barren realm. It only served as a dry ocean to be crossed when carrying goods from producer to consumer. But since the Arabian Peninsula was surrounded by seas and the most vital of rivers, circumnavigating it was always easier than passing through. The land Muhammad coveted was a foreboding wasteland, a place that time had forgotten.
        Whispers and faint echoes were all Arabs knew of the world surrounding them. Over time they came to hear of the gods of Nimrod and Babylon. Similar gods rose in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They blended man, beast, and sky into palpable superstitions that elevated rulers to deity. The inventors and keepers of divine trust—god’s coconspirators and messengers—crafted schemes designed to make their subjects submit, pay, and obey.
        By the seventh century, Arabs had also heard of the two great monotheistic religions. Stories of the Jews, their patriarch Abraham, and his God Yahweh, were commonplace. Moses was known as the great liberator, David and Solomon as kings. Following their captivity in Babylon, many Jews settled in Arabia, especially in the oasis town of Yathrib. They told the Bedouins that they were kindred spirits of sorts. The Torah claimed both peoples, Arabs and Jews, were descendants of Abraham. The Arabs traced their lineage through Ishmael, embarrassing in that he was the bastard son of a slave girl. The real heir to Yahweh’s covenant was Isaac, born to Abraham’s wife Sarah. Innocent enough, such notice would loom large.
        The nomads of Arabia also knew something of Christianity, which by the sixth century was the most pervasive force, albeit peaceful, in the civilized world. While Christian ideals were winning converts in the literate realms of Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Persia, such was not the case in Arabia. There, Christians were being persecuted with a vengeance—not by Arabs, but by a Jew named Dhu Nuwas, who had risen to power in Yemen. This, too, would have haunting echoes, for the Christian faith was reduced to a faint whisper compared to that of the Jews. Moreover, the “turn the other cheek” message of Christ didn’t play well in a society reliant on revenge to maintain order. So the Arabs lived suspended between the monotheism of the west and the swirling superstitions of the east.
        Allegiance to tribe and family kept these people grounded. The nomads lived without police, laws, or judges, as there were too few to govern. Clashes between tribes occurred, but were usually settled by one raiding the other’s flock—a goat for a goat. It was often a game played for bragging rights. They despised treachery and deceit. In skirmishes, honor was more important than victory. The subjugation of another tribe was never contemplated. Early Arabs were neither passive nor aggressive. Surviving was battle enough.
        They practiced a crude form of Hammurabi’s Laws 2,500 years after they had been written. Murder was avenged by murder, theft by theft, insult by insult. To facilitate commerce, tribal alliances were formed by politically minded princes. More militant than the local tribal chiefs, they occasionally waged skirmishes in pursuit of plunder and power. Like Islam’s prophet, their sphere of influence grew at the point of a sword. Sir John Glubb, a student of Islam and life-long resident of Arabia, explains, “These peculiarities are important to the career of Muhammad. The Prophet became a man of political and military authority, so the Bedouins saw him not so much as the Messenger of Allah, but as a new prince.” Entertained lavishly in his company, tribal chiefs were often enticed to align their clans with his movement.
        From what we can tell, Arabs were prone to superstition and addicted to poetry—factors that would loom large in the formation of Islam. Poetry conceived by Hanifs became the initial ingredient in Muhammad’s religion. The Hanifs were monotheists, believing that they shared the legacy of Abraham. Early on, Muhammad aligned himself with them, calling his religion Hanifism. Later, in a struggle for power, he renamed his crusade “Submission” and waged a war of words, then swords, against those who had inspired him.
        It is interesting that all of the positive values extolled by Muhammad’s Lord Ar-Rahman in the first forty Qur’anic surahs were a subset of Bedouin values and Hanif beliefs. They promoted the protection of the weak, charity, and good deeds. Sadly, much of this would be abrogated, as would the nature of Muhammad’s god. He became Allah, vengeful, paranoid, deceitful, dreadfully nasty, and violent. Allah became Muhammad’s alter ego—indistinguishable and inseparable.
        While Arabs were principally pagan, thus polytheistic, there was no religious prejudice or persecution in the land, and monotheism was spreading rapidly. A large concentration of Jews, a remnant of the Babylonian captivity twelve centuries prior, lived unmolested in a town they had helped build, the thriving agricultural community of Yathrib, today’s Medina. Their number was thought to be around thirty thousand—a tremendous concentration of people considering the nature of the land they occupied.
        Two hundred miles south of Yathrib lay Mecca. It was nestled in a narrow, dry, and stony valley a quarter of a mile wide and a mile and a half long. The mountains on either side were rugged and devoid of vegetation, naked. Unlike Yathrib, Mecca was sterile. There was too little water for agriculture. There were no trees and far too little grass for productive grazing. The village was comprised of mud huts. Neither hewn stones nor bricks, even hand-formed and sun-dried, were to be found anywhere. In this regard, Mecca lagged behind the developed world by three millennia.
        There were no roofs in Mecca, as there was no timber. With no timber, there were no carpenters. Blistering winds and encroaching sands were the lot of rich and poor. No one escaped the elements. Every hut was open to the scorching heat of the day and chill of the desert night. And exposure was not without pain. There are few places as unappealing. If Jerusalem and Israel are the world’s heart and aorta, Mecca and Arabia are the dust between her toes. I do not say this to be disparaging, but to provide a point of reference, a necessary contrast, between the places and the claims made about them.
        The stateliest “structure” in Mecca was the Ka’aba, a shrine of sorts that Allah, the moon god, shared with idols like Hubal. Their “House” consisted of four walls. It was an open, crude, and roofless cube in the sixth century, having nearly succumbed to gravity and flash floods. Constructed of local rock, totally un-hewn and un-mortared, it was as ignoble as the idols it housed—mostly stones. Hubal was the only graven image. Lord only knows how they distinguished between the gods and the “building.”
        Glubb tells us, “It is interesting that most Arabian idols do not seem to have been modeled after human beings, as were those of Greece and Rome.... Idolaters in all ages have denied that they worshipped an image made by hands, but have claimed that they prayed to the spirit which dwelt in it. The Arabic language has a word for a stone believed to be the abode of a deity. Many Arabs believed that a blessing could be obtained by kissing or rubbing such a stone.” As we shall discover, kissing and fondling Allah’s Black Stone was something Muhammad did with reverence and regularity.
        Apart from the Ka’aba, Mecca was nothing. Isolated, the little burg of perhaps five thousand inhabitants made nothing, grew nothing. It was a long, hard ride to the civilizations of the Mediterranean. Ships passed to the west, caravans to the east. Mecca was controlled by a conniving lot, a tribe called the Quraysh, the clan of Muhammad. What we know about them is derived exclusively from Islamic Traditions, Muslim oral reports.
        The Quraysh history, as best we can piece it together from the Islamic scripture, goes something like this: The Khuza’a tribe from the south ousted the Jurhum clan from a tent encampment called Mecca around 400 A.D. Tabari explains: “The Jurhum acted badly, stealing sacrifices that had been presented to the Ka’aba.” They were “oppressive.” Ishaq agrees: “The Jurhum were heavy-handed, guilty of taboos, and treated the Ka’aba gifts as their own. A battle ensued and the Khuza’a expelled the Jurhum from Mecca.” The Jurhum’s legacy was: “the two gazelles of the Ka’aba and the cornerstone which they buried in the well of Zamzam. They retreated to Yemen bitterly grieved at losing control of the Ka’aba.”
        Why would losing control of a dilapidated rock shrine dedicated to rock gods grieve the dearly departed? The answer has far-reaching implications, implications that would ultimately topple a pair of towers on the other side of the world. The plot, as they say, is about to thicken.
        On their own merits, the Ka’aba, Mecca, and Quraysh would be among the least important places and people on earth, for the world is awash in illiterate pagans, mud huts, and rock shrines. But as a result of Qusayy’s ingenuity and Muhammad’s bravado, they would become the raison d’etre of Islam. Mecca, the Ka’aba, and its Black Stone, would ultimately become freedom’s most fierce adversaries.
        If the Islamic scripture is even partially accurate, Allah and the Ka’aba predated Muhammad by five generations. He didn’t invent them. Nor did he conceive the pagan rituals, fairs, holy months, fasts, prostrations, taxes, and pilgrimages that made these things worth owning. In the preceding chapters we studied how the Bible was corrupted to give Allah, the Ka’aba, Mecca, and Islam’s pagan rites a religious veneer. But why is considerably more important, considerably more revealing. To appreciate Islam for what it really is, we must first come to understand Muhammad’s motivation for deriving a new monotheistic doctrine from an old assemblage of pagan idols. We must come to know why Islam’s prophet incorporated his people’s crude rites into his new religion. In that his revelations were less than inspired, there must have been something that inspired him to promote a stone.
        Yes, Muhammad and his fellow Meccans worshiped rocks. Lacking craftsmanship, artistry, and tools, they were unable to make the elegant statuary synonymous with other religious idols. The most interesting stones became gods. Most had personal names. The biggest rock, thereby the biggest god of the Ka’aba, was Allah. His oval stone was a dark reddish-brown. But Allah was a fractured deity. With time and abuse he had been splintered into seven chips, all banded together. Compared to the devotion his fragments enjoy, the pieces are rather small; combined they are only eleven by fifteen inches. Today, the chips are imbedded in the southeastern corner of the Ka’aba, four feet above the ground. But Allah is no ordinary assemblage of minerals. He, like fellow Islamic god, Ar-Rahman, had a pre-Islamic past. And, as we have seen, Muslims have a variety of entertaining accounts of how they were graced by such an auspicious token of the universe’s creator. But before we entertain the justifications for promoting a pair of pagan stones, lets look at Allah and Ar-Rahman through the eyes of a historian.
        Stone cults were neither uncommon nor uncivilized. Even the Greeks were wont to worship stones. Apollo was once believed to be a meteorite in Delphi. His sanctuary was thought to be the center of the earth. Robert Charroux, in Masters of the World, explained, “Helenius, the son of Priam and a famous Greek soothsayer, could foretell the future by means of a stone that had been given to him by Apollo. To obtain the oracle of the gods, he shook the stone above his head and recited the incantations. The stone then spoke in a strange, faint voice and announced the future.” And so it would be; a millennia later Muhammad would heed the summons of another talking stone.
        But the Black Stone and its House were hardly unique. There were many such temples, called tawaghits, scattered across Arabia. Patrons made sacrifices and left gifts to their stone of choice, prostrated themselves in prayer, and circumambulated the shrines. Most commanded hajj and umrah pilgrimages during holy months. Those seeking the rock’s blessing would commonly rub themselves against the stone and kiss it reverently.
        The Islamic scripture agrees: Ishaq:38 “Every house had an idol which they worshiped. They would rub the stone for good luck. When Allah sent Muhammad with the message of monotheism, the Quraysh said: ‘Would he make many gods into one god? This is a strange thing.” Unfortunately for Islam, many false gods do not one true god make.
       Ishaq:38 “Now along with the Ka’aba, the Arabs had adopted Tawaghits, temples they venerated like the Ka’aba. They, too, had their custodians. They used to circumambulate them.” According to the Islamic scriptures, Allah was one of many pagan rock idols, the Ka’aba was one of many pagan rock shrines. Islamic circumambulation was one of many pagan rites. Ishaq:38 “Al-Lat was in a Tawaghit Temple in Fa’if which was venerated like the Ka’aba.” Ishaq:38 “Luhayy put Al-Uzza in a Nakhla Tawaghit. When they had finished their Ka’aba Hajj they circumambulated Al-Uzza. The Quraysh worshiped her. Manat was worshiped by the Aus and Khazraj in Yathrib.” Those who prayed to Al-Uzza and Manat, Ishaq:39 “shaved their heads and completed all of the rites associated with the Hajj.” Yet these men were pagans. How did their rituals become part of Islam and why?
        Muslims are compelled to observe the same rituals today. The Black Stone, its House, the prostration, kissing, circumambulation, shaving, the hajj, umrah, and holy months somehow migrated from a pagan past to orthodox Islam by way of corrupted Jewish scriptures. The most telling of these tales is the one in which Muhammad and Allah claimed that Abraham smashed lesser idols so that his people might turn to the largest one.
        A quartz god was worshiped in Tabhalah, an oasis town seven days journey from Mecca. Sad was the rock deity in the region of Juddah along the Red Sea, west of Mecca. Ishaq:39 “Many Arabs served an idol named Dhu’l-Khalasa. Himyar had a temple called Ri’am. Ruda was the temple of the Banu Rabi’a. Dhu’l-Ka’abat belonged to the Banu Bakr. Bahira was the filly of the Sa’iba. Hami was their stallion. Wasila was a ewe. Muhammad said, ‘Allah has not made Bahira, Wasila, or Hami. And those who do not agree invent lies.’”
        We are told that the Azds and Nabateans bowed to “Dhu’l-al-Shara in his shrine in Petra.” He was a proud god with a large rectangular stone and elegant temple to match. Like Allah, Dhu’l-al-Shara was a reddish brown rock. Fellow moon gods could be found in Marib, Hureidha, and Tayma. Il Umquh was the Sabean moon god in Marib. In Hureidha, the god was Sin, named after the famous moon god of the Chaldeans in Ur. The last Babylonian king, Nabonidus, built an elaborate tawaghit in Tayma to his moon god while in exile. The moon god of Mecca, Allah, lived, if we may be so bold, in the heart of moon god country.
       Bukhari:V6B60N374 “We were in the Prophet’s company in the middle of the lunar month. He looked at the moon and said, ‘You will see your Lord as you see this moon.’” This reverence to the moon was hardly a flight of fancy. In the 8th chapter of Judges, there’s a three thousand-year-old Bible reference: “The Ishmaelites hung crescent moon ornaments from their camel’s necks.” So today, when you look up and see crescent moons decorating Muslim mosques and flags, you’ll know that the Arabian love affair with the moon has survived thirty centuries.
        Yet this affair was no more monogamous than Islam. Even in his neighborhood, Allah had competition. The sun god Manaf was worshiped by the Quraysh, as was Hubal, a handsome idol carved into the shape of a man.
        Allah’s daughters, Al-Uzza, Al-Lat, and Manat, being chips off the old block, were stones. Manat was symbolized by a darkened moon, eerily reminiscent of Islam today. She was the goddess of fate and commanded her subjects to shave their heads when approaching her. Being a good pagan, when Muhammad fulfilled his umrah pilgrimage in Mecca, he shaved his head in Manat’s presence. This pagan practice was invested with godly overtones when Muhammad insisted that Abraham had done likewise. Later, Muhammad honored the pagan goddess Manat by incorporating predestination into Islam and by using her insignia as the logo of his “new” religion.
        Not to be outdone, Al-Lat had her own shrine in Ta’if, near Mecca. A cubic rock, she lived on barley porridge. While her diet was humble, her veneration was not. Her temple lies under the left minaret of the early Islamic mosque of Ta’if. Al-Lat’s sister, the goddess Al-Uzza, was considerably younger and lived in the Hurad valley. A Quraysh favorite, she received the most lavish gifts and sacrifices. Muhammad saw her as a nude black woman.
        Interestingly enough, Islam itself was nearly sacrificed at the altar of Allah’s three little girls. In a weaker moment the prophet said that the goddesses Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat were conduits to Allah, intermediaries. But then when the monotheistic wing of his religion objected to four pagan gods being three too many, the prophet confessed that he had been inspired by Satan. Islam as a religion died that day in Mecca, only to be reborn as a political doctrine in Yathrib the following year. But we’re getting ahead of our story.

     

     

    My response:

    You have mentioned several points:

    1-  Arabs before Islam were "desolate".

    2-  The great civilizations of the Assyrians, Babylonians and Sumerians played an effect with their pagan theology on Islam and Catholicism.  Easter, Christmas, Lent, Worship of Mary and other religious practices and celebrations done by the Catholics all originate from these pagan civilizations.  Islam's "pagan god", Allah, was also originated from these pagan civilizations.

    3-  Isaac is the promise and miraculous baby.  From him, GOD Almighty's chosen people, came.  Ishmael was only the son of a maid and help no value other than being a son to Abraham.

    4-  "The Chaldeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all intertwined their histories with Abraham’s descendants through Isaac, but not Ishmael. It was as if the Arabs were on a deserted island, marooned in time. Such was the milieu for Islam, a religion so sterile it could only have taken root in a like mind and place."

    5-  "For the first three millennia of recorded history, Arabs were among the world’s most peaceful and self-reliant people. It is only during the last 1400 years that they have been terrorists. The dividing line was Islam. Muhammad corrupted them."

    6-  "Islamic scholars try valiantly to paint the pre-Islamic period, called Jahiliyyah, or Period of Ignorance, in the worst possible light. They demonize Arabs to make the resulting Islamic society, arguably the most ignorant and brutal in history, look good by comparison. But what little evidence we have of these people, their lives, and customs, indicates that they didn’t act foolishly. Unlike their descendants in the twenty-first century, seventh-century Arabs were a free, peace-loving people who cherished family values and honored tribal commitments."

    7-  "The Torah claimed both peoples, Arabs and Jews, were descendants of Abraham. The Arabs traced their lineage through Ishmael, embarrassing in that he was the bastard son of a slave girl. The real heir to Yahweh’s covenant was Isaac, born to Abraham’s wife Sarah. Innocent enough, such notice would loom large."

    8-  "Sir John Glubb, a student of Islam and life-long resident of Arabia, explains, “These peculiarities are important to the career of Muhammad. The Prophet became a man of political and military authority, so the Bedouins saw him not so much as the Messenger of Allah, but as a new prince.” Entertained lavishly in his company, tribal chiefs were often enticed to align their clans with his movement."

    9-  "From what we can tell, Arabs were prone to superstition and addicted to poetry—factors that would loom large in the formation of Islam. Poetry conceived by Hanifs became the initial ingredient in Muhammad’s religion. The Hanifs were monotheists, believing that they shared the legacy of Abraham. Early on, Muhammad aligned himself with them, calling his religion Hanifism. Later, in a struggle for power, he renamed his crusade “Submission” and waged a war of words, then swords, against those who had inspired him."

    10- "If Jerusalem and Israel are the world’s heart and aorta, Mecca and Arabia are the dust between her toes. I do not say this to be disparaging, but to provide a point of reference, a necessary contrast, between the places and the claims made about them."

    11- "Glubb tells us, “It is interesting that most Arabian idols do not seem to have been modeled after human beings, as were those of Greece and Rome.... Idolaters in all ages have denied that they worshipped an image made by hands, but have claimed that they prayed to the spirit which dwelt in it. The Arabic language has a word for a stone believed to be the abode of a deity. Many Arabs believed that a blessing could be obtained by kissing or rubbing such a stone.” As we shall discover, kissing and fondling Allah’s Black Stone was something Muhammad did with reverence and regularity."

    12- "Yes, Muhammad and his fellow Meccans worshiped rocks. Lacking craftsmanship, artistry, and tools, they were unable to make the elegant statuary synonymous with other religious idols. The most interesting stones became gods. Most had personal names. The biggest rock, thereby the biggest god of the Ka’aba, was Allah."  My quick comment:  JEWS DO PROSTRATE TO GOD ALMIGHTY ALMOST IN THE SAME EXACT WAY THE MUSLIMS DO!  ARE THEY TOO IDOL WORSHIPERS?  See the details and proofs below....

    13- "Muslims are compelled to observe the same rituals today. The Black Stone, its House, the prostration, kissing, circumambulation, shaving, the hajj, umrah, and holy months somehow migrated from a pagan past to orthodox Islam by way of corrupted Jewish scriptures. The most telling of these tales is the one in which Muhammad and Allah claimed that Abraham smashed lesser idols so that his people might turn to the largest one."

    14- " Bukhari:V6B60N374 “We were in the Prophet’s company in the middle of the lunar month. He looked at the moon and said, ‘You will see your Lord as you see this moon.’” This reverence to the moon was hardly a flight of fancy. In the 8th chapter of Judges, there’s a three thousand-year-old Bible reference: “The Ishmaelites hung crescent moon ornaments from their camel’s necks.” So today, when you look up and see crescent moons decorating Muslim mosques and flags, you’ll know that the Arabian love affair with the moon has survived thirty centuries."

    15- "Allah’s daughters, Al-Uzza, Al-Lat, and Manat, being chips off the old block, were stones. Manat was symbolized by a darkened moon, eerily reminiscent of Islam today. She was the goddess of fate and commanded her subjects to shave their heads when approaching her."

     

    Here is my response to all of your points:

    1-  In regards to the Arabs before Islam being "desolate", it is true.  Arabs were lost and had no civilizations as you said.  They also used to kill their daughters at the age of 4 by burying them alive in the desert's sand for two reasons:

    (a)  The mother "defied" the father and bore a daughter instead of a son for him.  Your pornful bible; the book of women's vaginas and breasts taste like "wine", also supports this paganistic belief:

    Leviticus 12:2-5 "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a MALE child: then she shall be unclean SEVEN DAYS; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying THIRTY THREE days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. But if she bear a FEMALE child, then she shall be unclean TWO WEEKS, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying SIXTY SIX days."

    Ecclesiasticus 22:3 "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss" (From the New Jerusalem Bible.  It's a Roman Catholics Bible).

    Revelation 14:4 "Those are those (men) who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure.  They follow the Lamb wherever he goes.  They were purchased from among men and offered as first fruits to God and the Lamb."  Even your New Testament considers women as dirt and defiling to men.

    "If a man dies and leaves no son, turn his inheritance over to his daughter. (Numbers 27:8)"   If sons exist, then daughters inherit nothing!

    Exodus 21:7-8 "And in case a man should sell his daughter as a slave girl, she will not go out in the way that the slave men go out.  If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master so that he doesn't designate her as a concubine but causes her to be redeemed, he will not be entitled to sell her to a foreign people in his treacherously dealing with her."   Craig Winn can sell his daughter as a slave girl, and her owner can rape her any day he pleases.  Not only that, but the owner can also turn around and sell her.


    (b)  The tribe is weak, and the father is poor, and out of fear he would kill her becasue he fears that someday she will either starve to death or get confiscated as a war booty (as a slave girl) after a battle with another stronger and more dominant tribe.

    Here is what Allah Almighty Said regarding this in the Noble Quran:

    Allah Almighty give brief details on the type of darkness the pagan Arabs were in before Islam:  "Say: "Come, I will rehearse what God hath (really) prohibited you from": Join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds. Whether open or secret; take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 6:151)"

    "Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin.  (The Noble Quran, 17:31)"

    The birth of a female is not a biggest tragedy and the end of the world as it is in the Bible:  "When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!  With shame does he hide himself from his people, Because of the bad news He has had!  Shall he retain it On (sufferance and) contempt, Or bury it in the dust?  Ah! what an evil (choice) They decide on?  (The Noble Quran, 16:58-59)"   So considering the birth of females as a bad thing is evil by itself in the Noble Quran.

    Also, the Prophet peace be upon him said:  Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri: "The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone cares for three daughters, disciplines them, marries them, and does good to them, he will go to Paradise.  (Translation of Sunan abu Dawud, Book 41, General Behavior (Kitab Al-Adab), Number 5128)"

    "God is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the evil ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (For ever).   (The Noble Quran, 2:257)"

    "Say: "Who is the Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) God." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Are the blind equal with those who see? Or the depths of darkness equal with light?" Or do they assign to God partners who have created (anything) as He has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar? Say: "God is the Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible."  (The Noble Quran, 13:16)"

    "Or (the Unbelievers' state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it! for any to whom God giveth not light, there is no light!   (The Noble Quran, 24:40)"

    "He it is Who sends blessings on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He is Full of Mercy to the Believers.  (The Noble Quran, 33:43)"

    "An Apostle, who rehearses to you the Signs of God containing clear explanations, that he may lead forth those who believe and do righteous deeds from the depths of Darkness into Light. And those who believe in God and work righteousness, He will admit to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: God has indeed granted for them a most excellent Provision.  (The Noble Quran, 65:11)"

     

    Even gentle treatment to captives was created by Islam:

    "They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day Whose evil flies far and wide.  And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive -- (Saying), 'We feed you For the sake of Allah alone:  No reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.'  (The Noble Quran, 76:7-9)"

    "O Prophet! say to those who are captives in your hands: 'If Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will Give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will Forgive you: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.   But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messenger!), they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He given (thee) power over them.  And Allah is He who hath (Full) knowledge and wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 8:70-71)"

    For more elaboration and proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/captives.htm

     

    Did your pornful bible; the book of women's breasts and vaginas taste like "wine", end slavery, or even pushed for ending it?

     

    Islam certainly gradually ended slavery and pushed for ending it completely:

    In the Noble Quran, on the other hand, Allah Almighty ordered the Muslim masters to free their slaves if the slaves demand it:

    "Let those who find not the wherewithal for marriage keep themselves chaste, until God gives them means out of His grace. And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which God has given to you. But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is God, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them),  (The Noble Quran, 24:33)"

    In Islam, your slaves are your brothers and you can't "beat the living crap out of them" as the pornful bible commands:

    Narrated Al-Ma'rur: At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, "I abused a person by calling his mother with bad names."  The Prophet said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Your slaves are your brothers and Allah has put them under your command. So whoever has a brother under his command should feed him of what he eats and dress him of what he wears. Do not ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you do so, then help them.'  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Belief, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 29)"

    Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: "When the slave of anyone amongst you prepares food for him and he serves him after having sat close to (and undergoing the hardship of) heat and smoke, he should make him (the slave) sit along with him and make him eat (along with him), and if the food seems to run short, then he should spare some portion for him (from his own share) - (another narrator) Dawud said:" i. e. a morsel or two". 4097.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4096)" 

    You can't also oppress your slave or slap him:

    "Zadhan reported that Ibn Umar called his slave and he found the marks (of beating) upon his back. He said to him: I have caused you pain. He said: No. But he (Ibn Umar) said: You are free. He then took hold of something from the earth and said: There is no reward for me even to the weight equal to it. I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who beats a slave without cognizable offence of his or slaps him, then expiation for it is that he should set him free.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4079)"

    Abu Mas'ud reported that he had been beating his slave and he had been saying: "I seek refuge with Allah, but he continued beating him, whereupon he said: I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger, and he spared him. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: By Allah, God has more dominance over you than you have over him (the slave). He said that he set him free. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters, but made no mention of (these words) of his: I seek refuge with Allah, I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him).  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4089)"

    Islam came to EVENTUALLY AND ULTIMATELY end slavery gradually and successfully:

    "It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness to believe in God and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing.  (The Noble Quran, 2:177)"

    "Never should a believer kill a believer; but (If it so happens) by mistake, (Compensation is due): If one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased's family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (Is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom ye have treaty of Mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of repentance to God: for God hath all knowledge and all wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 4:92)"

    "God will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth God make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful.  (The Noble Quran, 5:89)"

    "But those who divorce their wives by Zihar, then wish to go back on the words they uttered, (It is ordained that such a one) should free a slave before they touch each other: Thus are ye admonished to perform: and God is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 58:3)"

    Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari:  "The Prophet said, "Give food to the hungry, pay a visit to the sick and release (set free) the one in captivity (by paying his ransom).(Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Food, Meals, Volume 7, Book 65, Number 286)"

    Narrated Asma: "No doubt the Prophet ordered people to manumit slaves during the solar eclipse.  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Eclipses, Volume 2, Book 18, Number 163)"

    "'Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that 'Umar b. Khattab asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as he was at ji'rana (a town near Mecca) on his way back from Ta'if: Messenger of Allah, I had taken a vow during the days of Ignorance that I would observe I'tikaf for one day in the Sacred Mosque. So what is your opinion? He said: Go and observe I'tikaf for a day. And Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) gave him a slave girl out of the one-fifth (of the spoils of war meant for the Holy Prophet). And when Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) set the war prisoners free. 'Umar b. Khattab heard their voice as they were saying: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has set us free. He (Hadrat 'Umar) said: What is this? They said: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has set free the prisoners of war (which had fallen to the lot of people). Thereupon he (Hadrat 'Umar) said: Abdullah, go to that slave-girl and set her free.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4074)"

    For more details and proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/slaves.htm.

    Also visit: www.answering-christianity.com/human.htm

    www.answering-christianity.com/equality.htm

     


    To the reader, please also visit:

    The liberation of slaves in Islam.   The ending of the Judeo-Christian and pagan slavery.

    Why did slavery exist during Islam? And how did Islam deal with it?

    "Your Slaves are your brothers" in Islam

    The Prophet divided the food between the slaves and the free.

    Treatment of Slaves in Islam.  If you beat your slave, then you will go to hell.

    Can a slave request his freedom from his Muslim Master and be granted his freedom in Islam?  Yes.  The Muslim Master must pay him/her money too to get a nice jump start in life too according to the Noble Quran.

     

    2-  As to the great civilizations of the Assyrians, Babylonians and Sumerians played an effect with their pagan theology on Islam and Catholicism.  Easter, Christmas, Lent, Worship of Mary and other religious practices and celebrations done by the Catholics all originate from these pagan civilizations, and Islam's "pagan god", Allah, was also originated from these pagan civilizations, is all a bunch of gibberish nonsense!

    While it is true that much of Christianity today from trinity paganism to pagan holidays were all influenced by these pagan civilizations [1] [2] [3] [4], but Islam is quite different.  We don't worship idols, nor glorify humans.  We only worship Allah Almighty, the Absolute One and True Living GOD Almighty:

    "Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.  (The Noble Quran, 112:1-4)"

    "Then Praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth- Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds!  To Him be Glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!.  (The Noble Quran, 45:36-37)

    "Say: 'O People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians)!   Come to common terms as between us and you:  That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.'  If then they turn back, say ye: 'Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will).'  (The Noble Quran, 3:64)"

    To the reader, please visit:  What is the Wisdom of Islam?

    What is the place of Jews, Christians and non-Muslims in Islam.

    The word "Allah" does exist in the original Bible.   "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

     

    3-  Craig Winn claims: Isaac is the promise and miraculous baby.  From him, GOD Almighty's chosen people, came.  Ishmael was only the son of a maid and help no value other than being a son to Abraham.

    It is true that GOD Almighty for a great while put His Covenant with the Jews, or the People of Israel.  But this all ended, and the People of Ishmael or the Arabs which are mostly Muslims today are the blessed ones:


    From www.answering-christianity.com/god_kingdom.htm:

    Introduction:  Jesus said to the Jews: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 21:43)"

    What other nation beside the modern Muslims of today bow down to GOD Almighty in the most proper way?  What other nation beside the modern Muslims Glorify GOD Almighty in their 5-daily Prayers, and fast the Month of Ramadan for Him?

    Let's look at what GOD Almighty said about Ishmael, the father of the Muslims: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

    The Jews were GOD Almighty's chosen people:  "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

    But after they utterly failed with GOD Almighty and His Messengers (Not Moses ever liked their actions, nor Jesus ever liked them and their killings of the Prophets):

    "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"

    "You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.'   You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.   For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 48:6-9)"

    "So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 43:28)"

    "But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 50:11)"

    They became cursed, and GOD Almighty removed His Kingdom from them and gave it to another nation.  That nation is non other than the "blessed" Muslims who came from the "blessed" Ishmael.

    The liars of the NIV Bible had inserted a forgery into their English translation.  In Genesis 16:11-12, they inserted a cheap name-calling "wild ass" for Ishmael, while the original scripts in the King James Version Bible called him "wild man":

    "And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 16:11-12)"

    Ishmael was a wild man, and a "blessed" one by GOD Almighty (Gen. 17:19-21).  He fought the pagan Arabs who practiced brutal slavery and degradation of women.  It was part of the pagan Arabs' custom to bury daughters alive at the age of 4, because a birth of a female brought shame to the family.  Many pagan Arabs used to practice it.

    Ironically, the New Jerusalem Bible also agrees with this ridiculous pagan practice: "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss.  (From the New Jerusalem Bible, Ecclesiasticus 22:3)"

    The "blessed" Ishmael peace be upon him was Allah Almighty's Apostle: "And Isma'il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:   (The Noble Quran, 6:86)"

    "Also mention in the Book (the story of) Isma'il: He was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was an apostle (and) a prophet.  (The Noble Quran, 19:54)"

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has a direct blood relationship with Prophet Ishmael peace be upon him.  Before Prophet Muhammad became a Prophet at the age of 40, he was a well-respected and honored person among his people.  The pagans used him to judge between their affairs.  They also used to trust him with their wealth.  He was called "Al-Sadiq, Al-Ameen", which means "The Honest, the Trust Worthy".

    When Prophet Muhammad became the Messenger of Allah Almighty, he brought the Divine Religion of Islam that ended the Judeo-Christian and pagan brutal slavery, lifted the status of women and gave them their rights, and brought Justice, Light and Mercy to the Arabs and to the Muslims world-wide.

     

    GOD in the Bible will take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to another Nation:

    The following is an email that sent to me by brother Silent Wisdom; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.  I did, however, add points to the article/email.

    From:    silentwisdom_2002@yahoo.com (Silent Wisdom)
    To:    Osama Abdallah
    Subj:    Muhammad in the Bible!
    Date:    6/28/02 2:08:27 PM Central Daylight Time

    As'Salamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wa'Barakatu brother,

    Here is some Further proofs about Prophecies of the Bible about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)..

    Habakkuk
    3:3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
    3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
    3:5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

    In fact This is a Clear Prophecy about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as he was the Only Prophet coming from "Mount of Paran" in Mecca..This is a Clear Verse.

    Psalms
    118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
    118:23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
    118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

    Matthew
    21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
    21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    What other nation beside the modern Muslims of today bow down to GOD Almighty in the most proper way?  What other nation beside the modern Muslims Glorify GOD Almighty in their 5-daily Prayers, and fast the Month of Ramadan for Him?

    Let's look at what GOD Almighty said about Ishmael, the father of the Muslims: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

    The Jews were GOD Almighty's chosen people:  "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

    But after they utterly failed with GOD Almighty and His Messengers (Not Moses ever liked their actions, nor Jesus ever liked them and their killings of the Prophets):

    "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"

    "You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.'  You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.  For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 48:6-9)"

    "So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 43:28)"

    "But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 50:11)"

    They became cursed, and GOD Almighty removed His Kingdom from them and gave it to another nation.  That nation is non other than the "blessed" Muslims who came from the "blessed" Ishmael.

    The liars of the NIV Bible had inserted a forgery into their English translation.  In Genesis 16:11-12, they inserted a cheap name-calling "wild ass" for Ishmael, while the original scripts in the King James Version Bible called him "wild man":

    "And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 16:11-12)"

    Ishmael was a wild man, and a "blessed" one by GOD Almighty (Gen. 17:19-21).  He fought the pagan Arabs who practiced brutal slavery and degradation of women.  It was part of the pagan Arabs' custom to bury daughters alive at the age of 4, because a birth of a female brought shame to the family.  Many pagan Arabs used to practice it.

    Ironically, the New Jerusalem Bible also agrees with this ridiculous pagan practice: "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss.  (From the New Jerusalem Bible, Ecclesiasticus 22:3)"

    The "blessed" Ishmael peace be upon him was Allah Almighty's Apostle: "And Isma'il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:   (The Noble Quran, 6:86)"

    "Also mention in the Book (the story of) Isma'il: He was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was an apostle (and) a prophet.  (The Noble Quran, 19:54)"

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has a direct blood relationship with Prophet Ishmael peace be upon him.  Before Prophet Muhammad became a Prophet at the age of 40, he was a well-respected and honored person among his people.  The pagans used him to judge between their affairs.  They also used to trust him with their wealth.  He was called "Al-Sadiq Al-Ameen", which means "The Honest the Trust Worthy".

    When Prophet Muhammad became the Messenger of Allah Almighty, he brought the Divine Religion of Islam that ended the Judeo-Christian and pagan brutal slavery, lifted the status of women and gave them their rights, and brought Justice, Light and Mercy to the Arabs and to the Muslims world-wide.

    In Psalms 118:22 and Matthew 21:44, Both are Talking about a Stone, in Fact a Corner Stone that completes the Building of Prophets and God's Kingdom.

    In Matthew 21:43, It's a Clear Warning from Jesus (peace be upon him) to Jews that the kingdom of God shall be taken away from them and will be given to another nation can serve it, This nation must be the Great nation of Ishmael mentioned in Bible..and definitely the nation of Islam ,followers of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

    The word Stone (Corner Stone) in both verses was used by prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself referring to his similitude with other prophets:

    Sahih Al Bukhari:
    Volume 4, Book 56, Number 735:

    Narrated Abu Huraira:
    Allah's Apostle said, "My similitude in comparison with the other prophets before me, is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, but say: 'Would that this brick be put in its place!' So I am that brick, and I am the last of the Prophets."

    For further understanding to the Corner Stone mentioned in Psalms 118, Here is the earlier Verses of the Chapter:

    118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
    118:11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
    118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
    118:13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
    118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
    118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
    118:16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
    118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
    118:18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
    118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
    118:20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
    118:21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

    Regards,
    Salaam (peace)

     

    To the reader, please also visit:

    Back to Muhammad peace be upon him in the Bible.

    What is the place of Jesus, Jews and Christians in Islam?

    Isaiah 42-54 seem to predict Islam and the removal of GOD Almighty's Covenant from the people of Israel.

    In the Book of Isaiah: Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of "Al-alak" that is in the Noble Quran about Muhammad.   Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of "Al-alak" in the Noble Quran which happened to Muhammad and never happened to any other Prophet.  It is the story where the Angel Gabriel repeatedly commands the Prophet to read, and the Prophet (i.e. Muhammad) repeatedly replies "I can't read".

    Isaiah's Vision: He saw Jesus riding a donkey and Muhammad riding a camel.  He also saw the destruction of Babylon (i.e. Iraq today) and its idol gods, and replacing them with a Divine Religion (i.e. Islam today).

    Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42.

    Muhammad in the Bible, (Isaiah 60), Pilgrimage to Mecca..!

    Islamic Fasting was predicted by Isaiah in the Bible.

    The "great nation" of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.

     

    4-  Craig Winn said: "The Chaldeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all intertwined their histories with Abraham’s descendants through Isaac, but not Ishmael. It was as if the Arabs were on a deserted island, marooned in time. Such was the milieu for Islam, a religion so sterile it could only have taken root in a like mind and place."

    My response:

    This is all fruitless and irrelevant because all of these civilizations were pagans and did not worship Allah Almighty in the proper way.  Thus, they are all doomed to Hell.   Not only that, but they have also contributed greatly to your pornful bible; the book of women's breasts and vaginas taste like "wine", and turned much of its theology and religious practices into polytheist paganism: [1] [2] [3] [4].  So I don't understand, what is it exactly that you are so proud of??!!


    On the contrary, the book of Isaiah predicted that the PROPHET OF ARABIA from the People of Kedar will crush the idols and end idol worship and evil in Arabia.  I have written a detailed article that is too long to paste here.  To the reader, please visit:  Isaiah 42 predicts the coming of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad peace be upon him.

     

    5-  Craig Winn said: "For the first three millennia of recorded history, Arabs were among the world’s most peaceful and self-reliant people. It is only during the last 1400 years that they have been terrorists. The dividing line was Islam. Muhammad corrupted them."

    My response:

    The pagan Arabs were evil and very despising to women and slaves.   Islam came and ended all of that:

    Here is what Allah Almighty Said regarding this in the Noble Quran:

    Allah Almighty give brief details on the type of darkness the pagan Arabs were in before Islam:  "Say: "Come, I will rehearse what God hath (really) prohibited you from": Join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds. Whether open or secret; take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 6:151)"

    "Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin.  (The Noble Quran, 17:31)"

    The birth of a female is not a biggest tragedy and the end of the world as it is in the Bible:  "When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!  With shame does he hide himself from his people, Because of the bad news He has had!  Shall he retain it On (sufferance and) contempt, Or bury it in the dust?  Ah! what an evil (choice) They decide on?  (The Noble Quran, 16:58-59)"   So considering the birth of females as a bad thing is evil by itself in the Noble Quran.

    Also, the Prophet peace be upon him said:  Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri: "The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone cares for three daughters, disciplines them, marries them, and does good to them, he will go to Paradise.  (Translation of Sunan abu Dawud, Book 41, General Behavior (Kitab Al-Adab), Number 5128)"

    "God is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the evil ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (For ever).   (The Noble Quran, 2:257)"

    "Say: "Who is the Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) God." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Are the blind equal with those who see? Or the depths of darkness equal with light?" Or do they assign to God partners who have created (anything) as He has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar? Say: "God is the Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible."  (The Noble Quran, 13:16)"

    "Or (the Unbelievers' state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it! for any to whom God giveth not light, there is no light!   (The Noble Quran, 24:40)"

    "He it is Who sends blessings on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He is Full of Mercy to the Believers.  (The Noble Quran, 33:43)"

    "An Apostle, who rehearses to you the Signs of God containing clear explanations, that he may lead forth those who believe and do righteous deeds from the depths of Darkness into Light. And those who believe in God and work righteousness, He will admit to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: God has indeed granted for them a most excellent Provision.  (The Noble Quran, 65:11)"

     

    Even gentle treatment to captives was created by Islam:

    "They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day Whose evil flies far and wide.  And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive -- (Saying), 'We feed you For the sake of Allah alone:  No reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.'  (The Noble Quran, 76:7-9)"

    "O Prophet! say to those who are captives in your hands: 'If Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will Give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will Forgive you: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.   But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messenger!), they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He given (thee) power over them.  And Allah is He who hath (Full) knowledge and wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 8:70-71)"

    For more elaboration and proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/captives.htm

     

    Did your pornful bible; the book of women's breasts and vaginas taste like "wine", end slavery, or even pushed for ending it?

     

    Islam certainly gradually ended slavery and pushed for ending it completely:

    In the Noble Quran, on the other hand, Allah Almighty ordered the Muslim masters to free their slaves if the slaves demand it:

    "Let those who find not the wherewithal for marriage keep themselves chaste, until God gives them means out of His grace. And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which God has given to you. But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is God, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them),  (The Noble Quran, 24:33)"

    In Islam, your slaves are your brothers and you can't "beat the living crap out of them" as the pornful bible commands:

    Narrated Al-Ma'rur: At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, "I abused a person by calling his mother with bad names."  The Prophet said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Your slaves are your brothers and Allah has put them under your command. So whoever has a brother under his command should feed him of what he eats and dress him of what he wears. Do not ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you do so, then help them.'  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Belief, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 29)"

    Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: "When the slave of anyone amongst you prepares food for him and he serves him after having sat close to (and undergoing the hardship of) heat and smoke, he should make him (the slave) sit along with him and make him eat (along with him), and if the food seems to run short, then he should spare some portion for him (from his own share) - (another narrator) Dawud said:" i. e. a morsel or two". 4097.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4096)" 

    You can't also oppress your slave or slap him:

    "Zadhan reported that Ibn Umar called his slave and he found the marks (of beating) upon his back. He said to him: I have caused you pain. He said: No. But he (Ibn Umar) said: You are free. He then took hold of something from the earth and said: There is no reward for me even to the weight equal to it. I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who beats a slave without cognizable offence of his or slaps him, then expiation for it is that he should set him free.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4079)"

    Abu Mas'ud reported that he had been beating his slave and he had been saying: "I seek refuge with Allah, but he continued beating him, whereupon he said: I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger, and he spared him. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: By Allah, God has more dominance over you than you have over him (the slave). He said that he set him free. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters, but made no mention of (these words) of his: I seek refuge with Allah, I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him).  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4089)"

    Islam came to EVENTUALLY AND ULTIMATELY end slavery gradually and successfully:

    "It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness to believe in God and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing.  (The Noble Quran, 2:177)"

    "Never should a believer kill a believer; but (If it so happens) by mistake, (Compensation is due): If one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased's family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (Is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom ye have treaty of Mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of repentance to God: for God hath all knowledge and all wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 4:92)"

    "God will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth God make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful.  (The Noble Quran, 5:89)"

    "But those who divorce their wives by Zihar, then wish to go back on the words they uttered, (It is ordained that such a one) should free a slave before they touch each other: Thus are ye admonished to perform: and God is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 58:3)"

    Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari:  "The Prophet said, "Give food to the hungry, pay a visit to the sick and release (set free) the one in captivity (by paying his ransom).(Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Food, Meals, Volume 7, Book 65, Number 286)"

    Narrated Asma: "No doubt the Prophet ordered people to manumit slaves during the solar eclipse.  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Eclipses, Volume 2, Book 18, Number 163)"

    "'Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that 'Umar b. Khattab asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as he was at ji'rana (a town near Mecca) on his way back from Ta'if: Messenger of Allah, I had taken a vow during the days of Ignorance that I would observe I'tikaf for one day in the Sacred Mosque. So what is your opinion? He said: Go and observe I'tikaf for a day. And Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) gave him a slave girl out of the one-fifth (of the spoils of war meant for the Holy Prophet). And when Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) set the war prisoners free. 'Umar b. Khattab heard their voice as they were saying: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has set us free. He (Hadrat 'Umar) said: What is this? They said: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has set free the prisoners of war (which had fallen to the lot of people). Thereupon he (Hadrat 'Umar) said: Abdullah, go to that slave-girl and set her free.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4074)"

    For more details and proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/slaves.htm.

    Also visit: www.answering-christianity.com/human.htm

    www.answering-christianity.com/equality.htm

     


    To the reader, please also visit:

    The liberation of slaves in Islam.   The ending of the Judeo-Christian and pagan slavery.

    Why did slavery exist during Islam? And how did Islam deal with it?

    "Your Slaves are your brothers" in Islam

    The Prophet divided the food between the slaves and the free.

    Treatment of Slaves in Islam.  If you beat your slave, then you will go to hell.

    Can a slave request his freedom from his Muslim Master and be granted his freedom in Islam?  Yes.  The Muslim Master must pay him/her money too to get a nice jump start in life too according to the Noble Quran.


    6-  Craig Winn said: "Islamic scholars try valiantly to paint the pre-Islamic period, called Jahiliyyah, or Period of Ignorance, in the worst possible light. They demonize Arabs to make the resulting Islamic society, arguably the most ignorant and brutal in history, look good by comparison. But what little evidence we have of these people, their lives, and customs, indicates that they didn’t act foolishly. Unlike their descendants in the twenty-first century, seventh-century Arabs were a free, peace-loving people who cherished family values and honored tribal commitments."

    My response:

    This point is clearly refuted in the responses 1 through 5 above.

     

    7-  Craig Winn said: "The Torah claimed both peoples, Arabs and Jews, were descendants of Abraham. The Arabs traced their lineage through Ishmael, embarrassing in that he was the bastard son of a slave girl. The real heir to Yahweh’s covenant was Isaac, born to Abraham’s wife Sarah. Innocent enough, such notice would loom large."

    My response:

    A bastard is one who is born from an illegal sexual intercourse such as through a "boyfriend-girlfriend" relationship, which I am certain your mother, sisters and the rest of the females in your sexually-horny and sexually-open American family practice openly and heavily.  You yourself could be a bastard too. 

    But aside from all of that, Ishmael, peace be upon him was born from a slave woman, who was legal for his father Abraham to sleep with.  Isaac on the contrary, was born from a brother and sister:\

    Genesis 20:12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.  (KJV)

    Deuteronomy 27:22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.  (KJV) 

    Thus according to this standard Moses conceived of Abraham as accursed.  What does "cursed" signify?  The answer comes from "Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary" which states:

    "1 : to use profanely insolent language against : BLASPHEME
    2 a : to call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon b : to execrate in fervent and often profane terms
    3 : to bring great evil upon : AFFLICT
    intransitive senses : to utter imprecations : SWEAR"

    Thus the Father of the Prophets and the Friend of God is deemed accursed by the same God who blessed him a few centuries back. 

     

    How do you respond to this?

     

    To the reader, please visit: The Bible claims that Sarah (Isaac's mother) was Abraham's biological sister.


    Now, in regards to Ishmael peace be upon him, GOD Almighty said that He will Bless him and make out of him a "great nation":

    "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

     

    So much for your "bastard" nonsense that only fires back at Isaac and the Jews!

    The only bastard here according to the Bible is Isaac for being born from a brother and sister!  His dady and momy were biological siblings, yuck!!  How disgusting indeed!

     

    8-  Craig Winn said: "Sir John Glubb, a student of Islam and life-long resident of Arabia, explains, “These peculiarities are important to the career of Muhammad. The Prophet became a man of political and military authority, so the Bedouins saw him not so much as the Messenger of Allah, but as a new prince.” Entertained lavishly in his company, tribal chiefs were often enticed to align their clans with his movement."


    I don't care how the disbelievers saw our beloved Prophet.  But the believers saw him as a Light came from GOD Almighty that took them, through the Divine and Holy Message of the Noble Quran, from the darkness of evil that they were living in, to the Light of GOD Almighty where Justice, and Equality for all prevailed.  Not to mention the freeing of ALL SLAVES and the ending of the Judeo-Christian and Pagan slavery.  Even gentle treatment to captives was created by Islam:

    "They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day Whose evil flies far and wide.  And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive -- (Saying), 'We feed you For the sake of Allah alone:  No reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.'  (The Noble Quran, 76:7-9)"

    "O Prophet! say to those who are captives in your hands: 'If Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will Give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will Forgive you: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.   But if they have treacherous designs against thee, (O Messenger!), they have already been in treason against Allah, and so hath He given (thee) power over them.  And Allah is He who hath (Full) knowledge and wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 8:70-71)"

    For more elaboration and proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/captives.htm

     

    Did your pornful bible; the book of women's breasts and vaginas taste like "wine", end slavery, or even pushed for ending it?

     

    Islam certainly gradually ended slavery and pushed for ending it completely:

    In the Noble Quran, on the other hand, Allah Almighty ordered the Muslim masters to free their slaves if the slaves demand it:

    "Let those who find not the wherewithal for marriage keep themselves chaste, until God gives them means out of His grace. And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which God has given to you. But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is God, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them),  (The Noble Quran, 24:33)"

    In Islam, your slaves are your brothers and you can't "beat the living crap out of them" as the pornful bible commands:

    Narrated Al-Ma'rur: At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, "I abused a person by calling his mother with bad names."  The Prophet said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Your slaves are your brothers and Allah has put them under your command. So whoever has a brother under his command should feed him of what he eats and dress him of what he wears. Do not ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you do so, then help them.'  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Belief, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 29)"

    Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: "When the slave of anyone amongst you prepares food for him and he serves him after having sat close to (and undergoing the hardship of) heat and smoke, he should make him (the slave) sit along with him and make him eat (along with him), and if the food seems to run short, then he should spare some portion for him (from his own share) - (another narrator) Dawud said:" i. e. a morsel or two". 4097.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4096)" 

    You can't also oppress your slave or slap him:

    "Zadhan reported that Ibn Umar called his slave and he found the marks (of beating) upon his back. He said to him: I have caused you pain. He said: No. But he (Ibn Umar) said: You are free. He then took hold of something from the earth and said: There is no reward for me even to the weight equal to it. I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who beats a slave without cognizable offence of his or slaps him, then expiation for it is that he should set him free.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4079)"

    Abu Mas'ud reported that he had been beating his slave and he had been saying: "I seek refuge with Allah, but he continued beating him, whereupon he said: I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger, and he spared him. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: By Allah, God has more dominance over you than you have over him (the slave). He said that he set him free. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters, but made no mention of (these words) of his: I seek refuge with Allah, I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him).  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4089)"

    Islam came to EVENTUALLY AND ULTIMATELY end slavery gradually and successfully:

    "It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness to believe in God and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing.  (The Noble Quran, 2:177)"

    "Never should a believer kill a believer; but (If it so happens) by mistake, (Compensation is due): If one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased's family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (Is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom ye have treaty of Mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of repentance to God: for God hath all knowledge and all wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 4:92)"

    "God will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth God make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful.  (The Noble Quran, 5:89)"

    "But those who divorce their wives by Zihar, then wish to go back on the words they uttered, (It is ordained that such a one) should free a slave before they touch each other: Thus are ye admonished to perform: and God is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 58:3)"

    Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari:  "The Prophet said, "Give food to the hungry, pay a visit to the sick and release (set free) the one in captivity (by paying his ransom).(Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Food, Meals, Volume 7, Book 65, Number 286)"

    Narrated Asma: "No doubt the Prophet ordered people to manumit slaves during the solar eclipse.  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Eclipses, Volume 2, Book 18, Number 163)"

    "'Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that 'Umar b. Khattab asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as he was at ji'rana (a town near Mecca) on his way back from Ta'if: Messenger of Allah, I had taken a vow during the days of Ignorance that I would observe I'tikaf for one day in the Sacred Mosque. So what is your opinion? He said: Go and observe I'tikaf for a day. And Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) gave him a slave girl out of the one-fifth (of the spoils of war meant for the Holy Prophet). And when Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) set the war prisoners free. 'Umar b. Khattab heard their voice as they were saying: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has set us free. He (Hadrat 'Umar) said: What is this? They said: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has set free the prisoners of war (which had fallen to the lot of people). Thereupon he (Hadrat 'Umar) said: Abdullah, go to that slave-girl and set her free.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4074)"

    For more details and proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/slaves.htm.

    Also visit: www.answering-christianity.com/human.htm

    www.answering-christianity.com/equality.htm

     

    To the reader, please also visit:

    The liberation of slaves in Islam.   The ending of the Judeo-Christian and pagan slavery.

    Why did slavery exist during Islam? And how did Islam deal with it?

    "Your Slaves are your brothers" in Islam

    The Prophet divided the food between the slaves and the free.

    Treatment of Slaves in Islam.  If you beat your slave, then you will go to hell.

    Can a slave request his freedom from his Muslim Master and be granted his freedom in Islam?  Yes.  The Muslim Master must pay him/her money too to get a nice jump start in life too according to the Noble Quran.

     

    9-  Craig Winn said:  "From what we can tell, Arabs were prone to superstition and addicted to poetry—factors that would loom large in the formation of Islam. Poetry conceived by Hanifs became the initial ingredient in Muhammad’s religion. The Hanifs were monotheists, believing that they shared the legacy of Abraham. Early on, Muhammad aligned himself with them, calling his religion Hanifism. Later, in a struggle for power, he renamed his crusade “Submission” and waged a war of words, then swords, against those who had inspired him."

    My response:

    As to poetry, since you don't speak Arabic, it is almost impossible for me to explain how Miraculous the Noble Quran is in Arabic to you.  But I usually show The Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran to non-Muslims who don't speak Arabic to help them realize that the Noble Quran is indeed and without doubt a Divine Holy Book.


    As to killing Hanafis, where is your proof to any of the nonsense about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him declaring war on the Hanifis?  Allah Almighty clearly honored the Hanifis (Unitarians) in the Noble Quran:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/blessed_jesus.htm:

    What is the place of the Jews and Christians in Islam?

    According to Islam, the righteous people from the Jews and Christians will have their Great Reward from Allah Almighty and will enter Paradise.  Let us look at the following Noble Verses:

    "And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book [Jews and Christians], those who believe in God, in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them, bowing in humility to God: They will not sell the Signs of God for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and God is swift in account.   (The Noble Quran, 3:199)"

    "Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] are a portion that stand (For the right): They rehearse the Signs of God all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration.  They believe in God and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous.  (The Noble Quran, 3:113-114)"

    "Those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.  (The Noble Quran, 2:62)"

    "Nay,-whoever submits His whole self to God and is a doer of good,- He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.  (The Noble Quran, 2:112)"

    "Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.  (The Noble Quran, 2:277)"

    The above Noble Verses clearly speak about the righteous Jews and Christians who believe in Allah Almighty and do righteousness and will have their Great Reward and enter Paradise.

    However, according to Allah Almighty, from among the people of the Book, most of the ones who will gain Paradise are Christians; few of them are Jews.   Let us look at the following Noble Verses:

    "Strongest among men in enmity to the believers [Muslims] wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, 'We are Christians': because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. (The Noble Quran, 5:82)" 

    "The Jews say: 'God's hand is tied up.' Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter. Nay, both His hands are widely outstretched: He giveth and spendeth (of His bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that cometh to thee from God increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every time they kindle the fire of war, God doth extinguish it; but they strive to do mischief on earth. And God loveth not those who do mischief. (The Noble Quran, 5:64)"

    "But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few - ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for God loveth those who are kind. (The Noble Quran, 5:13)"

    We must also know that according to Islam most of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) are perverted transgressors, deceiving, in some cases are hypocrites, and most of them are considered Truth rejecters!  Let us look at the following Noble Verses:

    "Ye [Muslims] are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in God. If only the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (The Noble Quran 3:110)"   

    "And they say: 'None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.' Those are their (vain) desires. Say: 'Produce your proof if ye are truthful.'  (The Noble Quran, 2:111)"

    "A section of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians during Prophet Muhammad's time] say: Believe in the morning what is revealed to the believers [Muslims], but reject it at the end of the day; perchance they may (themselves) turn back (from Islam).  (The Noble Quran, 3:72)

    "Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: 'The Guidance of God,-that is the (only) Guidance.' Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against God.  (The Noble Quran, 2:120)"

    "They say: 'Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).' Say thou: 'Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with God.'  (The Noble Quran, 2:135)"

    "They do blaspheme who say:  'Allah is Christ the son of Mary.'  But said Christ: 'O Children of Israel!  Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.'   Whoever joins other gods with Allah - Allah will forbid him the Garden, and the Fire will be his abode.  There will for the wrongdoers be no one to help.  (The Holy Quran, 5:72)"

     

     

    10- "If Jerusalem and Israel are the world’s heart and aorta, Mecca and Arabia are the dust between her toes. I do not say this to be disparaging, but to provide a point of reference, a necessary contrast, between the places and the claims made about them."

    My response:

    Jerusalem and the Jews used to be holy in the Sight of GOD Almighty, but not any more.   The Jews today, except for few of them, are not worth the "dust between a Muslim's toes":

    "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"

    "You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.'   You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.   For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 48:6-9)"

    "So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 43:28)"

    "But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 50:11)"


    Jesus said to the Jews: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 21:43)"

    What other nation beside the modern Muslims of today bow down to GOD Almighty in the most proper way?  What other nation beside the modern Muslims Glorify GOD Almighty in their 5-daily Prayers, and fast the Month of Ramadan for Him?

    Let's look at what GOD Almighty said about Ishmael, the father of the Muslims: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

    "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

    So much for your arrogant nonsense that had been SOUNDLY refuted even in your own Bible.

     

    11- Craig Winn said: "Glubb tells us, “It is interesting that most Arabian idols do not seem to have been modeled after human beings, as were those of Greece and Rome.... Idolaters in all ages have denied that they worshipped an image made by hands, but have claimed that they prayed to the spirit which dwelt in it. The Arabic language has a word for a stone believed to be the abode of a deity. Many Arabs believed that a blessing could be obtained by kissing or rubbing such a stone.” As we shall discover, kissing and fondling Allah’s Black Stone was something Muhammad did with reverence and regularity."

    My response:

    The kissing of the stone was not done to bring blessings.  It is believed in Islam that the stone was sent by Allah Almighty from Heavens.  Thus, it is a heavenly stone, and not earthly.  It was a Sign from Allah Almighty, and because of that, the Prophet peace be upon him kissed it.

    We don't believe in any idol or object to bring blessings what so ever!  This would be idol worship and associating partners with Allah Almighty, which is clearly and irrefutably prohibited in Islam:

    "God forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. (The Noble Quran, 4:48)"

    "And the places of worship are for God (alone): So invoke not any one along with God;  (The Noble Quran, 72:18)"

    "There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people: "We are clear of you and of whatever ye worship besides God: we have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever,- unless ye believe in God and Him alone": But not when Abraham said to his father: "I will pray for forgiveness for thee, though I have no power (to get) aught on thy behalf from God." (They prayed): "Our Lord! in Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal.  (The Noble Quran, 60:4)"

    Idol worship and associating partners with Allah Almighty is an unforgivable sin in Islam.

    To the reader, please visit: Do Muslims really worship the cube building in Mecca?  Do Muslims really believe that Allah Almighty lives in the Kaaba?

    Do Muslims really worship the black stone in Mecca?

     

    12- Craig Winn said: "Yes, Muhammad and his fellow Meccans worshiped rocks. Lacking craftsmanship, artistry, and tools, they were unable to make the elegant statuary synonymous with other religious idols. The most interesting stones became gods. Most had personal names. The biggest rock, thereby the biggest god of the Ka’aba, was Allah."

    My response:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/que11.htm:

    Q11-  If Islam is so against any form of idol worship, why do they bow to the kaaba? Why do they call it God's House? Do they believe He lives there?

    A11-  Islam does not allow bowing down to idols in worship.  One of the forms of worshiping Allah Almighty in Islam is to bow down to Him.  Since Allah Almighty ordered Abraham the father of Ishmael and Isaac peace be upon them to build the Kaaba (the cubic black building in the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia today), people called it the house of GOD Almighty, and it became the direction for us to bow down to Allah Almighty in worship.  So in other words, we Muslims worship Allah Almighty in the direction of the location of the Kaaba (The House of Allah Almighty in Islam), but not through the image of the Kaaba.  It is also believed that the location of the Kaaba is the closest physical point on earth to Allah Almighty, especially during the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca.  So when Muslims prostrate to Allah Almighty, they prostrate in the direction that is as close as possible to Him.  It was also prophesied in the Noble Quran that people from all over the world would come to the city of Mecca (where the Kaaba is located) for pilgrimage.

    During the first days of Islam, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him commanded his followers to bow down to Allah Almighty in the direction of the Farthest Mosque (Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa) in Jerusalem, because it was the Holiest Mosque/Temple to worship Allah Almighty back then because it was free from idols.  Allah Almighty then commanded Prophet Muhammad to order the Muslims to prostrate to Allah Almighty in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, because it was the House of GOD Almighty which was built by Prophet Abraham peace be upon him (mentioned also in the Bible), and because after the Muslims liberated Mecca in a 10,000 men army (this event was prophesied in the Bible), they cleaned the Kaaba from all idols.

    Isaiah 29:12 mentions the first Quran-Revelation upon Prophet Muhammad in Cave Hira by the name.  The Quran's first revelation upon Prophet Muhammad inside cave Hira.
      
      
    Isaiah 29: Mentions Mecca's precise cave Hira (χιρα), Jireh, Quran & Muhammad.

      

      
    When Muslims bow down to Allah Almighty in worship at their homes, they do not bow down to the sofa, or to the pair of shoes, or to the table, or to the wall, or to the door, or to the TV, or to any object that is in front of them in their homes.  No, they bow down to Allah Almighty only.  The Kaaba is the same thing.  We do not bow down to it in worship in any shape or form!   We bow down to Allah Almighty in its direction.

    Otherwise, if everyone were to pick their own directions and their own methods in bowing down to Allah Almighty, then we would end up having Muslims bowing down to idols such as stones, and gods made from wood in their worships. 

    We do not believe that Allah Almighty lives there.  Allah Almighty is unlimited and is every where.  Even in the Bible, Jesus peace be upon him bowed down to Allah Almighty the Islamic way; "Going a little farther, he [Jesus] fell with his face to the ground and prayed, 'My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.  Yet not as I will, but as you will.'  (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 26:39)" 

    Although I can't prove this theory, but I personally believe that when Jesus bowed down to GOD Almighty, he was bowing down in the direction of Kaaba, since it was called GOD's house and was built by Abraham peace be upon him.  Is there a single Christian out there that bows down to GOD Almighty in worship?

    Jews too bow down to GOD Almighty in worship.  Below is a picture of how Jews worship Allah Almighty:

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    To the reader, please visit: Do Muslims really worship the cube building in Mecca?  Do Muslims really believe that Allah Almighty lives in the Kaaba?

    Do Muslims really worship the black stone in Mecca?

     

     

    13- Craig Winn said: "Muslims are compelled to observe the same rituals today. The Black Stone, its House, the prostration, kissing, circumambulation, shaving, the hajj, umrah, and holy months somehow migrated from a pagan past to orthodox Islam by way of corrupted Jewish scriptures. The most telling of these tales is the one in which Muhammad and Allah claimed that Abraham smashed lesser idols so that his people might turn to the largest one."

    My response:

    The reason why Abraham peace be upon him smashed the idols and kept the biggest one was not because idol worship of a bigger idol is ok!  This only shows and proves how ignorant and ridiculous you are when it comes to learning the Truth, especially about Islam!  He did it and told the pagans that it was the bigger idol that broke the smaller ones, to let the morons realize that they are extremely foolish for worshipping idols, since the bigger idol was not capable of smashing the smaller ones.

    In other words, Abraham peace be upon him wanted to be sarcastic but for a good cause.   He wanted to demonstrate to them that even the biggest and *baldest* of all idols in their town was not capable of doing anything!

     

    14- "Bukhari:V6B60N374 “We were in the Prophet’s company in the middle of the lunar month. He looked at the moon and said, ‘You will see your Lord as you see this moon.’” This reverence to the moon was hardly a flight of fancy. In the 8th chapter of Judges, there’s a three thousand-year-old Bible reference: “The Ishmaelites hung crescent moon ornaments from their camel’s necks.” So today, when you look up and see crescent moons decorating Muslim mosques and flags, you’ll know that the Arabian love affair with the moon has survived thirty centuries."

    My response:

    The pagans worshiped the sun, moon, idols and even birds!  Those pagan "Ishmaelites" (Arabs) are long gone through Islam:

    To the reader, please visit:  Is Allah really a "moon god"?   It's funny how some anti-Islamics claim this, while the Noble Quran directly refutes this: "Among His Sings are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve.  (The Noble Quran, 41:37)"

     

    To the reader, please also visit:

    Isaiah 42-54 predicts Islam, and the removal of GOD Almighty's Covenant from the people of Israel.

    In the Book of Isaiah: Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of "Al-alak" that is in the Noble Quran about Muhammad.   Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of "Al-alak" in the Noble Quran which happened to Muhammad and never happened to any other Prophet.  It is the story where the Angel Gabriel repeatedly commands the Prophet to read, and the Prophet (i.e. Muhammad) repeatedly replies "I can't read".

    Isaiah's Vision: He saw Jesus riding a donkey and Muhammad riding a camel.  He also saw the destruction of Babylon (i.e. Iraq today) and its idol gods, and replacing them with a Divine Religion (i.e. Islam today).

    Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42.

    Muhammad in the Bible, (Isaiah 60), Pilgrimage to Mecca..!

    Islamic Fasting was predicted by Isaiah in the Bible.

    Deuteronomy 18:18's Prophet is non other than Prophet Muhammad.

    The "great nation" of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.

    The fall of pagan Babylon to pagan Persia in the Bible, and then the fall of pagan Persia (Iran + Iraq) to Islam.

    The story of King Heraclius of the Byzantine and the foretold Prophet (Muhammad) in the Bible.  See how he was convinced that Prophet Muhammad of Arabia was indeed the foretold Prophet that Jesus predicted to come.

    The emigration of the Muslims to Madina was foretold in the Bible.

    The story of the 10,000 Muslims who liberated Mecca (Paran) in the Bible.

    Isaiah 29:12 mentions the first Quran-Revelation upon Prophet Muhammad in Cave Hira by the name.  The Quran's first revelation upon Prophet Muhammad inside cave Hira.
      
      
    Isaiah 29: Mentions Mecca's precise cave Hira (χιρα), Jireh, Quran & Muhammad.

      

    Pilgrimage of Ezekiel to Mecca.

    See the Proof that "Paran" in the Bible is "Mecca".  Paran in the Bible is Mecca today - See the Archeological discoveries that prove Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia.

    Muhammad in the Bible; Standing upon Mount Arafat.

    A great site that also shows Muhammad being foretold in the Bible.

    Prophecy about Muhammad in Song of Songs 5:16.   Exposes the deliberate mistranslation of the Verse to disprove the coming of Muhammad peace be upon him.

    Muhammad in the Old and New Testaments.

    Muhammad in the Bible, by Sheikh (Minister) Ahmed Deedat.

    Jesus' Sacred place among Muslims.  By the Christian Scholar Michael Wolfe.

    Prophecies from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

    Also please visit Muhammad's (peace be upon him) life, prophecies and responses to all of the false charges against him.

    In the Gospel of John: Muhammad is mentioned by the name and was foretold in the Gospel of John. This is a must read article!  It proves that Jesus peace be upon him predicted for the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to come after him.

    The Aramaic Bible predicts the coming of Muhammad by the exact word.

    Further proofs from the Aramaic Bible Society.   A very good proof from the Aramaic Bible Society web site regarding Muhammad's name mentioned in the Greek Bible.  This is a must visit link!!.

    Jesus told the Jews that GOD Almighty will take His Kingdom from them and give it to the Muslims.

    My detailed rebuttal to a Christian rebuttal about Muhammad was foretold by Jesus.  I addressed all of their rebuttal points and refuted them.  The article also talks about the 24,000 books that the current Bible's 66 books came from, and how that makes the current 66 chosen books extremely unreliable and doubtful.

     


    15- Craig Winn said: "Allah’s daughters, Al-Uzza, Al-Lat, and Manat, being chips off the old block, were stones. Manat was symbolized by a darkened moon, eerily reminiscent of Islam today. She was the goddess of fate and commanded her subjects to shave their heads when approaching her."

    Allah Almighty has daughters?  I hope the reader will now realize that Craig Winn and his book are nothing but a big fake bubble.  Craig silly remarks and ignorance about Islam had been already clearly demonstrated several times.  He is full of nonsense.  His book is hardly has any serious substance in it!  He is also a hypocrite for ignoring his pornful, corrupt, terrorist and scientifically false bible and all of the evil in it.


    Here is what Allah Almighty Said in the Noble Quran about having daughters:

    "And they assign daughters for God! - Glory be to Him! - and for themselves (sons,- the issue) they desire!  (The Noble Quran, 16:57)"

    "Yet they make the Jinns equals with God, though God did create the Jinns; and they falsely, having no knowledge, attribute to Him sons and daughters. Praise and glory be to Him! (for He is) above what they attribute to Him!   (The Noble Quran, 6:100)"

    "Has then your Lord (O Pagans!) preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself daughters among the angels? Truly ye utter a most dreadful saying!   (The Noble Quran, 17:40)"

    "What! has He taken daughters out of what He himself creates, and granted to you sons for choice?  (The Noble Quran, 43:16)"


    Even the "Son of God" nonsense that exists in the Bible's translations today is all bogus, because in Hebrew, "son of God" literally means "Servant of God".  To the reader, please visit:  "Son of God" means "Servant of God" in Hebrew. Bible agrees with Islam, not with pagan trinity.

     

    Need we say more to the ignorant, Craig Winn and his phony polytheists trinitarian pagan cult?  No!

     

     


    He wrote:

        Although Muhammad is credited with bringing monotheism to Arabs, the Qur’an venerates three distinctly different gods. In the first Meccan period, god was nameless. He was referenced solely by the title “Lord.” This deity was modeled after Zayd’s god, which is not surprising since the Meccan Hanif’s poems formed the basis Muhammad’s early surahs. The Hanifs derived the title “Lord” and their faith from the Jews—a people who called their God “Lord” for fear of saying his name. If they used Yahweh’s name incorrectly, they were accused of blasphemy, and risked being stoned. While their scriptures contained 7,000 repetitions of His name, Rabbis always read and said “Lord” in its place. Being illiterate, the Meccans wouldn’t have known the difference.
        But a title was insufficient. The creator of the universe needed a name. All gods had names. So in the second Meccan period Muhammad called his Lord “Ar-Rahman.” Inscriptions from the fifth century reveal that Ar-Rahman was worshiped in Yemen by another group of Hanifs. We know about them because Dhu Nuwas, the Jewish Yemeni king, may have been one. His exploits were chronicled in Greek, Syriac, and Aramaic. When he attacked the Abyssinian Christians in Southern Arabia in the early sixth century, he swore by Ar-Rahman, “The Merciful,” and Ar-Rahim, “The Benevolent.” An invocation including these god’s names now precedes all but the 9th surah.
        Muhammad transitioned from Lord to Ar-Rahman in surahs 56, 68, 78, 89, and the last half of surah 93. While none of these mention Allah, Ar-Rahman and Lord are used interchangeably, often side-by-side.
        The names Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim are used fifty-one times in the Meccan period and twice in the first Medina surah. Then they disappear, replaced by Allah, never to be mentioned again. This is important because surrounded by a veritable sea of pagan idols, all Muhammad did was whittle down the number. An interesting insight in this regard can be found in Surah 21:36: “When the unbelievers see you they make fun of you, mocking you, ridiculing you. They say, ‘Is this the one who mentions your gods?’ They would deny all mention of Ar-Rahman!” This is a problem on a number of levels. The Qur’an is saying that Muhammad is being teased because he “mentions the Meccan gods.” Why? Allah was a Meccan god. And if Islam began monotheistic, why was “gods” plural? Moreover, by having the Meccans “deny all mention of Ar-Rahman,” two things became apparent: Muhammad’s god was Ar-Rahman and the Meccans’ was not.
        It is interesting that while the Islamic god doesn’t seem to know his name or if he is one (I, Me, and My in verse 37) or many (We and Us in verse 35), he is the same old guy, showing signs that men don’t heed and making threats. 021.037 “Man is made of haste. I [Ar-Rahman] shall show you My Signs; then you will not ask Me to hasten the punishment! If only the unbelievers could apprehend the moment when they would not be able to ward off the fire from their faces and their backs.’”
        The “What’s My Name” game continued with this Qur’an passage: 021.041 “Many apostles have been scoffed before you, but they were caught by what they ridiculed. Say (Muhammad): ‘Who guards you from Ar-Rahman?’ But at the mention of their Lord they turn away. Or do they have lords of their own besides Us who can defend them?’” They turned away because the Meccans knew Allah, not Ar-Rahman.
        Surah 25 speaks to the confusion over who the Islamic deity really was. The 59th verse ends with these words: “He is the Benevolent.” Left untranslated, that says: “He is Ar-Rahim.” Verse 60 begins with this: “When you say to them: ‘Bow before Ar-Rahman,’ they say: ‘What is Ar-Rahman?’ Should we adore whomever you ask us to? And their aversion increases further.” Muhammad was asking the Meccans to prostrate themselves to a god named Ar-Rahman. They, however, rebelled, asking, “What is Ar-Rahman?” They knew Allah, the top dog of the Ka’aba, but not everyone knew the other fellow as he wasn’t a local rock idol.
        This debate over god’s name was hardly academic. Since several gods are named, Islam can’t be monotheistic. And since none of the names are Yahweh, they aren’t the God of the Bible. Therefore, the Biblical prophets and patriarchs should not have been used to justify Islamic rites and rituals.
        Verse 25:63 reconfirms that the first Muslims were: “Slaves of Ar-Rahman who walked in submission [Islam].”   (The end of this verse is foreboding. It says, “When Muslims are addressed by the ignorant they should reply, ‘Peace.’” They get away with telling us they’re “peaceful” because we are “ignorant” of Islam.)
        Qur’an 13:30 says: “We revealed it to you, but they do not believe in Ar-Rahman. Tell them: ‘He is my Lord. There is no other god but He. In Him have I placed my trust.’” There isn’t any wiggle room here. Ar-Rahman is not only synonymous with Muhammad’s Lord, Ar-Rahman is his god’s name. Allah was a nobody.
        But it wouldn’t remain that way. The reconciliation between the Islamic gods Ar-Rahman and Allah occurred at the end of the 17th surah. It was a concession on Muhammad’s part. So that we don’t take the great event out of context, let’s sneak up on it. The surah attempts to explain why the Qur’an was being doled out in increments: 017:106 “We have divided the Qur’an into parts that you may recite it to men slowly, with deliberation. That is why We sent it down by degrees.” Actually, specific verses were “revealed” in direct response to issues in Muhammad’s life. When he wanted to steal, booty was approved. When he wanted to kill, his god approved killing. When he craved incest, his lust was conveniently satisfied. When he wanted more wives than Islam allowed, the Qur'an provided a special dispensation from the Big Guy. And when he wanted to cleanse the world of Jews, his god was accommodating.
        017.107 “Say: ‘Believe in it or do not believe: Those who were given knowledge before it bow in adoration when it is read out to them.’  And [they] say: ‘Glory be to our Lord. The promise of our Lord has indeed been fulfilled. And weeping they kneel down and this increases their submission.’” Not that it’s out of character, but the beginning of this verse is a lie. Those who were given the knowledge before the Qur’an refers to the Torah and Gospels and thus to Christians and Jews. They never “bowed in adoration” when the Qur’an was “read out to them.” It couldn’t have been read since it hadn’t been written, and they laughed themselves silly when they heard it, as we do today.
        017.110 Say: ‘Call Him Allah or call Him Ar-Rahman; whatever the name you call Him, all His names are beautiful.” “The name.” “His names.” Thank you Allah or Ar-Rahman, or whatever your name might be, for confirming the obvious. Neither Allah nor Ar-Rahman are words that mean “god;” they are names of gods. The Arabic word for “God” is “Ilah” and it’s used throughout the Qur’an.
        We can only assume Muhammad learned about the Hanifs and their god, Ar-Rahman, while he was a caravan merchant frequenting Yemen. Maslamah and Zayd, both contemporaries of Muhammad, proclaimed the Hanif doctrine. Maslamah could have been Muhammad’s twin. He taught a strict moral code that prohibited drinking and fornication. He required fasting and formal ritualistic prayers three times a day. Maslamah believed in the Day of Resurrection and encouraged a hajj. He preached in the same rhymed prose of Muhammad’s Qur’an and even called himself the “Messenger of God,” saying his revelations came from Ar-Rahman. And whatever Maslamah missed, Zayd covered. His poetic lines made their way into the Qur’an verbatim.
        While Muslims disparaged Maslamah, calling him the “arch liar” and “false prophet” his style and substance was indistinguishable from Muhammad’s. The foremost American Islamic academician, F.E. Peters, said, “It is difficult to imagine that Maslamah ‘borrowed’ Ar-Rahman from Muhammad… It is easier to assume that Ar-Rahman had a genuine and long-standing cult in Yemen, a cult to which Muhammad may have been drawn.”
        A war was ultimately waged over who was the better prophet. During the War of Compulsion, the battle of Aqrabah was fought between Muslims and Maslamah’s forces. Ar-Rahman’s troops won the first encounter but in the second attack Muslims divided their army to see who could die the most valiantly. Seven hundred of Muhammad’s companions died that day, as did much of the Qur’an. The surahs were stored only in the memories of warriors. The most faithful were now dead and dying in a grove of old trees that became known as the “Garden of Death.” While the Qur’an suffered a serious blow, Allah’s army carried the day, slaughtering 7,000 Arabs. With their deaths, all opposition to Islam was suppressed in Arabia. Ar-Rahman was forgotten. And so it would be, forevermore.

     

     

    My response:

    All of the nonsense above about GOD Almighty's Holy Name being corrupt and false in the Noble Quran are ridiculous speculations that have no grounds to the Truth!  Not only did the Holy Name "Allah" exist during Prophet Muhammad's time, but it also existed before Islam as GOD Almighty's Holy Name among Jews and Christians:

    Jewish and Christian Arabs used the word "Allah" for GOD before Islam.  See historical evidence and most recent discoveries in the Middle East.

    The word "Allah" in the Arabic Bible.   See captured images from the Arabic Bible.

    Arab Christian Theologians believe that "Allah" is GOD Almighty.


    From www.answering-christianity.com/allah.htm:

    The word "Allah" does exist in the original Bible:

    "Allah" is GOD's Name, "Elaw" means "GOD" in Aramaic: How can they be the same?  I clearly proved from the Noble Quran that "Allah" means the Supreme GOD Almighty in Arabic.

    The original name in the Bible for GOD is not "Yahweh".   It is "Allah".  See the proofs from Jewish and Christian sources.  I also proved that "Yahweh" wasn't even the first thing GOD Almighty was called in the Bible.  I also addressed the Arabic Bible's self-contradiction for using both "Allah" and "Yahweh" for GOD Almighty.

    This excellent article shows from Hebrew sources that Genesis 1:1 used "Allah".   If the site is down, you can view the article from my site.

    "GOD" in Arabic and Aramaic sound the same, and it is "Allah".

    The name of GOD Almighty: Allah or Yahweh?

    The word "Allah" as the name of GOD in the Book of Ezra in the Aramaic Bible.

    GOD:  What is His name?  Written by Sheikh Ahmed Deedat with great references from Arabic and Hebrew sources.

    The word "Allah" in the Arabic Bible.   See captured images from the Arabic Bible.

    Jewish and Christian Arabs used the word "Allah" for GOD before Islam.  See historical evidence and most recent discoveries in the Middle East.

    Arab Christian Theologians believe that "Allah" is GOD Almighty.

    Is Allah really a "moon god"?   It's funny how some anti-Islamics claim this, while the Noble Quran directly refutes this: "Among His Sings are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve.  (The Noble Quran, 41:37)"

     

    Rebuttals and Further Sites to Research:

    Rebuttal to the "Allah originated from pagan gods" lie article.

    http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/lordexarkun/Islam/a-word.html   The word Allah comes from the original Bible.

    http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/lordexarkun/Islam/moongod.html   Refutes the "Allah is a Moon god" lie.

    Rebuttal to the lie about the Arabic name "Eesa (Jesus)" originating from Hindu and Pagan gods.

    Jesus preached in Aramaic during his ministry.

    http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Sources/Allah/moongod.html (Allah Almighty is not a moon god).

    The moon god lie against Islam.

    Yahweh is a pagan god.  The title for the pagan god was originally "Yahweh" or "Jehovah".

    The GOD of the corrupted Bible gets drunk?!

     

     

    He wrote:

        Returning to Mecca during the late fifth century we discover that the Khuza’a tribe had ousted the Jurhum clan. As a result, Luhayy came to establish the rites and privileges of the Ka’aba. But he became ill, we are told by Muslim scholar Ibn al-Kalbi, in his Book of Idols. “Luhayy went to a hot spring in Syria to be cured. During his stay he noticed that the locals worshipped idols. ‘What are these things?’ he asked. To which they replied, ‘We pray to them for rain and for victory over enemies.’ Luhayy asked the Syrians for some of their stones. They agreed and he took them back to Mecca where he erected them around the Ka’aba.”
        Luhayy’s fellow tribesmen played along. Everyone got into the mode of worshiping stones, enshrining them, prostrating themselves in prayer, and circumambulating them. Ibn al-Kalbi tells us, “The Arabs were accustomed to offering sacrifices before these idols and stones. Nevertheless they were aware of the excellence and superiority of the Ka’aba to which they went on pilgrimage.”
        Muhammad, however, did not speak so kindly of Luhayy, the first Arab associated with the Ka’aba. He said: Ishaq:35 “I saw Luhayy dragging his intestines in Hell. I asked him about those who lived between his time and my time and he said that they had all perished.” Muhammad went on to say, “This led the Meccans to worship stones. Thus generations passed and they forgot their primitive faith and adopted another religion, replacing that of Abraham and Ishmael. They prayed to idols and adopted the same errors as the peoples before them. Yet they held fast to the Ka’aba and circumambulated it, the greater and lesser pilgrimage, the standing place, and the cry: ‘At Your service, O Allah, at Your service.”
        We have arrived at the crux of the matter. Muslims reading these words will recognize that the rituals just depicted form the very heart of Islam. Yet Muhammad, Islam’s founder, conceived none of these religious rites. Every Islamic doctrine and ritual existed before the Qur’an, Muhammad, or even the first Muslim graced our world. As Ishaq has correctly explained, Islam was practiced in all of its glory before the Islamic prophet was born. And while that’s a problem, it gets worse in context. The practitioners were all pagans and the rites were all directly related to a religious scam—a money making scheme. That’s why, according to Muhammad, they were all damned to drag their intestines through hell.
        Over these next pages you are going to discover how Muhammad’s great, great, great, grandfather Qusayy, capitalized on the work Luhayy had done when he carried “idols and stones” back to the Meccan shrine. Qusayy, a pagan, an opportunist, and a very creative, albeit twisted fellow, invented every important Islamic ritual and doctrine to gain power and money. Qusayy invented the religious scam Muhammad dusted off and called Islam.
        How do I know this? Simple. All we know about Qusayy and the early Meccans comes from the Hadith and that’s what it says. So that begs another question: why would Islam tell us something so damaging to Islam? I believe they had to. The Qur’an and Hadith make it clear that every Islamic rite was already being practiced by the pagans of Muhammad’s day so they were compelled to provide a reason. The Qur’an makes no effort to explain the nature of prostration or the hajj so the Hadith had to. Moreover, for Muhammad to be a Biblical prophet he had to be connected to Abraham. How is that possible if Muslims don’t first connect him to the most important Meccan? And finally, the whole story of Islam is about Muhammad coveting the Ka’aba Inc. Unless we know who founded it and nurtured the scheme during its entrepreneurial phase, we’ll never understand who is doing what to whom, or why. But as with all things Islam, it’s a two-edged sword. One side cuts through the fog of ignorance; the other kills the ignorant.
        Ishaq:38 “The Quraysh had a well in the Ka’aba and an idol called Hubal. They adopted Asaf and Na’ila by Zamzam, sacrificing beside them. They were a man and woman of the Jurhum tribe—Asaf ibn Baghy and Na’ila bint Dik—who were guilty of sexual relations in the Ka’aba and so Allah transformed them into two stones. Aisha said, ‘We always heard that Asaf and Na’ila copulated in the Ka’aba so Allah transformed them into stones.’”
        Ishaq says that Luhayy’s Khuzas eventually permitted Kinana’s Quraysh to return to the Ka’aba. The Quraysh, Muslims would have us believe, are direct descendants of Abraham through Ishmael. F.E. Peters in his book, Muhammad and the Origins of Islam, explains, “The tribal eponym ‘Kinana’ stands for fifteen generations after Ishmael, in the line of direct descent, and Qusayy, the chief actor in what follows, is eight generations after Kinana. Thus, according to Islamic reckoning, Ishmael’s descendants returned to their father’s town some seven centuries after he and Abraham built the Ka’aba in Mecca. In the meantime the Ishmaelites, now called the Quraysh, had generally lived dispersed in scattered settlements throughout the neighborhood.”
        Peters is brilliant, and his research is impeccable, but this is nonsense. It’s not his fault, mind you, but the Muslim sources themselves. They had no idea who the Quraysh were or from whence they had come. But in a desperate grope for legitimacy, they were ever prone to make-believe. Abraham lived around 2000 B.C. Seven centuries would place us in the fourteenth century B.C., not fifth century A.D. The Ishmaelites are traced to the Sinai, not Arabia, but that is the least of their problems. Islam’s justification for promoting Allah and his Ka’aba is all derived from having had it built by Abraham, the great Jewish patriarch, and then having Muhammad being a direct descendant of his son Ishmael. Neither are true. For according to Islam’s own Traditions, the Ka’aba was first ennobled by some stones Luhayy hauled from a Syrian hot spring. The lure of a miracle cure begat a religion.
        Ibn Ishaq’s Sira opens with a section entitled: “Muhammad’s Pure Descent from Adam.” Ishaq:3 “This is the book of the Biography of the Apostle of Allah. Muhammad was the son of Abdallah, bin Abdul Muttalib, bin Hashim, bin Abd Manaf, bin Qusayy,” and so on a total of thirteen generations to Kinana. Ishaq lists another fifteen generations back to Abraham and Ishmael. The accounting from Abraham to Noah and ultimately to Adam came directly out of Genesis and is of little value in that we are all descendants of Adam and Noah. However, I’d like to apply some simple math to the more recent genealogy to show that the first Muslims were clueless. Qusayy (the founder of the scam that became Islam) preceded Muhammad by approximately eighty years. And Luhayy (the founder of the Ka’aba) preceded Qusayy by the same length of time. Similarly, Kinana could not have been more than one hundred years removed from Luhayy which puts us in the early part of the fourth century A.D. To make Muhammad’s genealogy “pure,” fifteen generations would have to span over 2300 years. Put another way, the Jews who maintained precise written records in their Temple in anticipation of the Messiah, listed forty-one generations from Abraham to Christ. Another fifteen would be required to arrive at Kinana’s time for a total of fifty-six—nearly four times the Islamic number.
        While this may seem trivial in comparison to sun setting in a muddy spring surrounded by extraterrestrials, it’s not. Islam is completely dependent upon establishing a link between Abraham and the pagan rites practiced around the Ka’aba. If their chronologies are errant by a factor of four hundred percent, it does not bode well for the rest of their theory.
        The earliest Islamic record of Mecca with even a modicum of veracity pertains to the Jurhum. They were alleged to have camped periodically in the valley that later became Mecca. Tabari, the earliest Muslim historian, would have us believe that the Jurhum practiced pagan rites identical to current Islamic rituals in the fifth and sixth centuries A.D.
        In that this is the first “historical” indication of Mecca, its people, and shrine, the Muslims are out on a 2500 year old limb. Ishmael was born around 2000 B.C. And there is no tangible evidence to connect the dots between the Biblical character and Mecca, much less with Muhammad, Allah, and the Ka’aba. Twenty-five centuries of historical silence is a very long time—especially for an illiterate people.
        It was in this muddle of ignorance that Qusayy was about to found a family business and establish himself as Muhammad’s mentor. Islam’s unofficial patriarch was born at the end of the fifth century A.D.: Tabari VI:20 “Qusayy asked his mother which tribe he came from. She answered, ‘You are the son of Kilab ibn Murra ibn Ka’b ibn Luhayy ibn Ghalib ibn Fihr ibn Malik ibn al-Nadr ibn Kinana al-Qurashi.’” To which he said, ‘Good grief. I think I’ll change my name.’ Just kidding. Actually, Tabari reports: “Your tribe lives in Mecca by the Ka’aba. …This revelation awoke in Qusayy a strong desire to return to Mecca and join his people, the Quraysh.” Mecca was hardly a prize, though. There were no permanent homes, only tents. Flash floods were a menace and the summer heat was unbearable, as there was no shade. People passed through, but no one lived in Mecca.
        Mom told her son: “‘Wait for a sacred month and go with the pilgrimage.’ Qusayy waited until the sacred month arrived and the pilgrims set out. When he reached Mecca and had completed the pilgrimage, he remained there.” One of the five pillars of Islam is to complete: the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in the sacred month. This Hadith proves that the rite was idolatrous five generations before Muhammad said it was Islamic. Even Muhammad’s names for the pilgrimages, “hajj and umrah,” were borrowed from his pagan past.
        The pagan Qusayy, arriving at the tent village, established the model Muhammad would ultimately require Muslims to follow. But that’s not all he did to inspire Islam’s future prophet. Tabari quotes: Ishaq:48 “At the time Hulayl was in charge of the Ka’aba and ruled in Mecca. Qusayy asked him for the hand of his daughter Hubba in marriage.” She was the wealthiest and best-connected woman in town. Five generations later, Muhammad, abandoned and penniless, would marry Khadija —the wealthiest woman in Mecca. Family tradition.
        Settling in, the newlyweds made four babies, two of which were named after the local rock gods, underscoring the fraudulent nature of Muhammad’s religious invention. “Hubba bore him Abd al-Dar, Abd Manaf, Abd al-Uzza and Abd. His progeny increased, his wealth multiplied and he became greatly honored.” Qusayy showed he was a heathen idolater when he named his kids after rock idols. Yet he performed a pilgrimage to Mecca in a holy month. He moved in with the king, the custodian of the Ka’aba, and married his daughter. They named their first kid Slave-to-the-House—the most important thing in their lives, their source of wealth and power. Then they honored their gods by naming their next two children after them. And while it’s interesting that Allah didn’t even get an honorable mention, that’s not the biggest problem. These passages confirm that the Ka’aba was a pagan shrine and that at best, Allah was just one of many gods. The veneration of the “House” of idols shows that it was unconnected to any monotheistic religion—Islam included.
        A Hadith gives us a glimpse of what was to come: Ishaq:49 “Qusayy thought he had a better right to the Ka’aba and to rule over Mecca than the Khuza’a since the Quraysh were the most noble and pure descendants of Ishmael.” The motivation for Islam can be condensed into a similar sentence. Muhammad thought he had a better right to the Ka’aba and to rule over Mecca than his family. If you keep this in mind, everything associated with Islam’s formation will make sense.
        The sages who crafted this Tradition in Baghdad a dozen generations after Qusayy’s death must have thought their audience would remain as ignorant as their religious teachings were preposterous. First, in an illiterate society, how would Qusayy know that he was a more direct descendant of Ishmael than any other Arab? Ishmael had been sandals up for 2500 years. Without copious and exacting written records, genealogies are impossible to establish after a handful of generations. Arabic as a written language had yet to be invented, and there were nearly sixty generations separating these men. Second, how could they purport to know what Qusayy thought? There were no written accounts to connect him and his thoughts to the day these Hadith were written—four centuries later. Since this scenario is impossible, the only reason Muslim scholars felt compelled to legitimize Qusayy’s “right to the Ka’aba and rule over Mecca,” was to justify his great, great, great grandson’s claim.
        Tabari VI:20 “He called upon his fellow tribesmen, the Quraysh, to expel the Khuza’a and seize Mecca for themselves. They accepted his proposal and swore an oath of allegiance to him.” While I’m stunned the world hasn’t exposed the scam that became Islam, I am grateful that the Islamic scripture makes it so easy. Muhammad would do precisely the same thing. He called upon his raiders to conquer the Quraysh and seized control of the town. They accepted his proposal and swore oaths of allegiance to him. While we will cover these pledges later, suffice it to say for now, like Qusayy’s oath, it was a call to arms. And as with Muhammad, the Meccans were the enemy, and the target was the Ka’aba.
        Tabari, relying on Traditions collected by Ishaq, reports: “The Arabs, recognizing their religious duty, accompanied Qusayy. Marching to the Ka’aba they said, ‘We have better right to this than you.’ At that they opposed one another and began to fight. A fierce battle broke out, as a result of which…Qusayy wrested from them the privileges which had been in their hands, thus denying them.” Little did they know how fraught with portent these words would be—they haunt us to this day.
        Before we leave the skirmish, I feel obliged to share the alternate “peaceful” version: Tabari VI:21 “Qusayy purchased the custodianship of the Ka’aba for a skin full of wine and a lute.” While this variant earns kudos for nonviolence, it’s hardly religious. Purchasing the shrine that stands at the center of Islamic life, their god’s house, for things their religion outlaws—music and booze—is laughably ironic. It’s also an example of conflicting “truths.”
        Proving that Islam has something for everybody, Ishaq serves up alternative three. This one foreshadows Islamic terrorists today and their willingness to use biological agents. “I have heard, and Allah knows best, that the Khuza’a were seized by an outbreak of pustules which nearly wiped them out. They abandoned Mecca.”
        Making sure he had all his bases covered, Ishaq provided a fourth alternative. This one was for the doves, those who would use the “peace process” to steal that which they covet. Ishaq:52 “Both sides called for peace and for the appointment of one of the Arabs to arbitrate between them on their differences.” This was evidently the model Jimmy Carter used to win the Nobel Peace Prize. All the spoils went to the Muslims. The infidels traded their land and money and got nothing in return. “The verdict was that Qusayy [read “Arabs or Muslims”] had a better claim to the Ka’aba [read “Temple Mount”] and to rule Mecca [read “Jerusalem”] than the Khuza’a [read “the Jews”]. All the injuries inflicted and blood shed by Qusayy [read “suicide bombers” or “Arab armies”] upon the Khuza’a [read “the Jews”] were cancelled and disregarded [read “forgotten, excused, or justified”], while all injuries inflicted by the Khuza’a [“the Jews”] upon the Quraysh [read “Muslims or Arabs”] should be compensated for by blood money [read “Carter committed the United States to paying the Arabs who lost the Six Day War $2 billion a year in perpetuity”]. He added that Qusayy should be given a free hand to control the Ka’aba and Mecca.” Nothing has changed. Diplomacy with Islamic tyrants remains equally unbalanced and equally futile.
        Whether Qusayy prevailed by force, bribe, the peace process, or pestilence, he gained control of the tent village and rock shrine that had been populated by the patriarch’s great, great, grandfather, Luhayy. Ibn Ishaq chronicled the momentous event as only a Muslim could. Ishaq:52 “Thus Qusayy gained authority over the Ka’aba and the lordship over the people of Mecca. He behaved like a king over his tribe so they made him a king.” Qusayy, having established the model for Muhammad, went on to build the family business. Let’s listen to how it was done: Ishaq:53 “Qusayy assumed control and kingship. He was obeyed. He held the keys to the shrine, being the doorkeeper of the Ka’aba. He held the right to water the pilgrims from the well of Zamzam and to feed them.  He presided at the assemblies and held the right to hand out the war banners. In his hands lay all the dignities of Mecca, all of which he took for himself.” This is the essence of Islam. Muhammad would speak these same words upon his conquest of Mecca.
        Then Qusayy established the model Muhammad would follow in Yathrib when he expelled the Jews from their homes by force, and he rewarded his fellow Muslims by dividing their property between them. “He also divided the property in Mecca among his followers, settling every clan of the Quraysh in the dwelling places assigned to them. No issue regarding public affairs was decided nor was any banner of war entrusted without Qusayy’s permission.” Scores of years later, Muhammad would use force to gain control over Medina, Mecca, the Ka’aba, its god, its dwellings, its well, pilgrims, assemblies, and even the disposition of war banners. He behaved like a king, forcing his will on his tribe, killing anyone who got in his way. While these Hadiths prove that Muhammad wasn’t the least bit inventive, he has to be given credit for recognizing a workable plan and executing it. The pagan Qusayy, a charlatan, nourished every important aspect of Islam generations before Muhammad was born. Moreover, he, like the prophet, did it in pursuit of sex, power, and money.
        The Tradition concludes with these haunting words, words that became prophetic. Tabari VI:24/Ishaq:53 “Qusayy’s authority among the Quraysh during his lifetime and after his death was like a religion which the people followed and which could not be infringed; they always acted in accordance with its laws. They regarded it as filled with good omens and recognized his superiority and nobility…. He took for himself the assembly house which led from it to the mosque (place of prostration) of the Ka’aba.”
        Muhammad would do the same in Medina. He took for himself an assembly house which led to the mosque where all Islamic affairs were decided. And like Qusayy, Muhammad took upon himself the honor of handing out war banners before each of the seventy-five terrorist raids he orchestrated. “When they were about to fight another tribe, banners were tied only in his house, where one of his own sons would hand them out.”
        Ishaq knew the troubling ramifications of what he had just revealed. If this were true it meant that a heathen had founded the religious scam Muhammad shaped into Islam. He recognized, as you and I do, that Muhammad’s reliance on Biblical characters to legitimize Islamic rituals and pillars was as feeble as it was preposterous. The ten tests of Abraham were perverse philosophically, the fables of Nimrod were lunacy historically, and the pure descent from Ishmael was grossly improbable genealogically. With the Jewish connection in rubble, the Hadith portrayal of Qusayy obliterated Arab and Meccan credibility. As such, Ishaq sought out an ally to corroborate his account, choosing the second Caliph. Ishaq:53 “Umar confirmed the story of Qusayy and how he gained control of the Ka’aba and the affairs of Mecca.”
        The Hadith is incriminating, unraveling the fabric of Islam. More than a hundred years before the first Qur’anic revelation fell from Muhammad’s lips, the pillars of Islam had been established by a pagan entrepreneur. The Ka’aba was the center of a new idolatrous religion; a scam designed to enrich its lone, undisputed, and unchallenged king—a man who used religion for political and personal gain. With methods identical to Muhammad’s, Qusayy took control through jihad and political covenants. He was purported to have nobility and superiority as he established religious doctrine; he was a messenger to be obeyed. The prostration had been established, as had the place of worship—the mosque. The hajj, down to the most minute rites, had been enshrined in the religious lore. There was even a holy month. All that was needed now was for a religious tax to be implemented and for Allah to be promoted from among the quarry of rock idols for the pillars to be complete. If these final ingredients manifest themselves before we leave the fifth century, Islam will be laid bare-naked to the world of reason—exposed as the scam of Qusayy, not the religion of Abraham, and most certainly not the “revelation” of Allah.
        Before we search the annals of Islamic history for the final two pillars, let’s ponder the perplexing place their scriptures have taken us. There is no chance these pagan doctrines could have been derived from Abraham. There is no way to pass such rites across the two-dozen centuries that separate the real Islamic patriarch, Qusayy, from the patriarch of the Jews. There are no writings, no carvings, no scrolls, no scriptures, no recorded histories, and no archeology. There isn’t even a hint of Mecca existing during this awesome void of time. And thus there aren’t any people through whom these religious duties could have been conveyed. As such, the pillars were established upon the rocky ground of a pagan religious scam. You are witnessing the birth of Islam.
        Muslims say it isn’t so—that it can’t be so—because if it were, their religion would be nothing more than regurgitated paganism—a twisted plot. They claim Abraham came to Mecca to build the Ka’aba and establish Islamic rites, but they omit how he could have survived the desert crossing with a maid and an infant. They don’t say why he would have left the Promised Land for a deserted valley in the middle of nowhere. Islam isn’t the religion of Abraham or the doctrine of the prophet Muhammad. It is the religion of Qusayy.

     

     

    My response:

    First of all, about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him now showing ANY SIGNS of compromise to the Kaaba, clearly shows that he truly believed in the Holy Message that he brought and he was willing to die for it.

    As to Muhammad creating for himself rights to the Kaaba over his pagan family and tribe, this is only normal and natural for a Truthful and sincere Prophet of GOD Almighty.   You asked for archeological evidence for the Kaaba from the times of Abraham and Ishmael peace be upon them.  While there are not Hebrew references in the Holy Land of Mecca, but new archeological evidence was just recently introduced that proves that the Jews migrated from Egypt to a desert in Arabia and not to Sinai.   The archeological evidence clearly proves this, and this explains why Jews existed in Medina (Yathrib) during Prophet Muhammad's times:


    From www.answering-christianity.com/paran.htm:

    Why isn't there any record of millions of Jews wandering in the desert?

     

         There has been a lot of speculation on the route of the Exodus and why the traditional site hasn't yielded any archaeological evidence.  After all, if two million people wander in a desert for forty years, you'd think that at least something would be found to support it.  But, nothing at all has been unearthed in the Sinai Peninsula supporting the biblical account of the Exodus.  Various explanations for this range from the idea that it is naturally difficult to find any archeological evidence in a desert of sand to the explanation that the traditional site is the wrong one.
         First of all, no archaeological find has ever contradicted the Bible.  Archaeology has only confirmed what the Bible says.  As has been the case with so many other things in the Bible, as archaeology progresses, they will most certainly uncover evidence in the future.  The Bible has yet to be proven wrong by archaeology. 
         Second, lack of evidence doesn't mean there wasn't an Exodus.   However, this is a slippery slope since having a lack of evidence for an ice cream factory on Jupiter doesn't mean that there is one.  What we need is evidence and it is fair to say that there should be some evidence for the wanderings of two million people for forty years in a desert.
         Third, it may be that the traditional site of Mt. Sinai is incorrect.  Gal. Gal. 4:25 says "Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children." Present theories dealing with Mt. Sinai's location have it in the Sinai Peninsula, yet the Bible says it was in Arabia.  The map to the right shows the traditionally accepted route (in black) and the currently accepted location of Mt. Sinai.  The problem is that there has been absolutely no archaeological evidence unearthed at that site to verify the Exodus.   The route in red shows an alternate path that is consistent with Paul's description in Gal. 4:25.  This would have Mt. Sinai be in Arabia, which is now Saudi Arabia, instead of the traditionally accepted Sinai peninsula.
         In a recent book titled "In search of the Mountain of God," by Bob Cornuke and David Halbrook (Broadman and Holman, 2000), Bob Cornuke (a Christian) recounts his story of going into Saudi Arabia with his friend Larry Williams (a non-Christian commodities trader).  They uncovered evidence of an alternate site where the real Mt. Sinai might be.  Bob Cornuke was a police officer, swat team member, and crime scene investigator in Southern California and is the President of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (BASE) Institute BaseInstitute.org.  He and Mr. Williams have produced a video and book (available on that site) where they claim to have found evidence in Saudi Arabia to support that Mt. Sinai is located within its borders.  Now, I must admit that this has not been verified by any "official" archaeologists, but the video, which I have seen, does raise some interesting possibilities.
         Mr. Cornuke and Williams claim to have simply let the Bible guide them as they attempted to locate the actual route of the Jews of the Exodus.  Through trial and error over several weeks, they followed what they believed was the route as is laid out by the Bible and they found the items described in Exodus 13 - 19 including, springs, a split rock, an altar, an underwater land bridge at the end of the Sinai Peninsula where the people of Israel could have crossed, and much more.  The present location of Mt. Sinai, according to the locals in their account, is known as Jabal Al Laws as is traditionally known by them as the mount of Moses.  The Saudis have the area fenced off with warning signs in Arabic and English telling people not to enter.  If this is so, why would the Saudis not want anyone to know about the place?   It might be because if Mt. Sinai is located in Muslim territory then one of the most holy places of the Jewish and Christian religions it could pose serious political problems.
         I must admit that this is speculative at present and it has not been verified.  But the video was compelling.  Whether or not this is a valid option is yet to be determined and it is supportive of the idea that the traditional location of Exodus route might indeed be incorrect, as Gal. 4:25 seems to suggest.

     

    The reason why I mentioned this was because it is always possible to find new evidence that points to Islam.  While today there exists no archeological evidence that points to Abraham and Ishmael peace be upon them in Mecca, but the Prophecies about bringing the desert land to life and to bring pilgrims to it from all over the world in the Noble Quran do get fulfilled every single year in the Muslims' yearly pilgrimage season:


    From www.answering-christianity.com/yearly_pilgrimage.htm:

    The Prophecy of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca in the Noble Quran:

    I learned about this topic and the two Noble Verses below from my mother while I was discussing Islam with her; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with her.

    Let us look at what Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran:

    "Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House [That is the Kaaba that he built], (Saying):  'Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;  (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)"

    As we clearly see in the Noble Verses, Allah Almighty promised Abraham peace be upon him that He will cause for people from all around the world to come and proclaim the pilgrimage to the House (Kaaba) that he built.

    The story began, when Abraham took Hagar and Ishmael to the city of Paran (Mecca), based on Allah Almighty's commands.   There was literally no life there; not even water.  Allah Almighty then ordered Abraham to build the House of GOD (Kaaba) and leave Hagar and his son Ishmael there.  When later Hagar and Ishmael became very thirsty after they ran out of the water they brought with them in the journey, Hagar prayed to Allah Almighty to provide water for them.  Hagar then started to desperately run to search for water seven times (I believe) back and forth between the Safa and Marwa hills.  Allah Almighty then caused Ishmael to rub his feet against the sand and a pool of water, the water of Zumzum came out.

    This Prophecy of Allah Almighty sending people from all over the world to Mecca is fulfilled every single year in Saudi Arabia through the Muslims' yearly pilgrimage, where one to three million Muslims come to perform the Hajj (pilgrimage).

    "When the Pilgrimage was proclaimed, people came to it from every quarter, near and far, on foot and mounted.  The 'lean camel' coming after the fatiguing journey through distant mountain roads typifies the difficulties of travel." [2]

     

    Bibliography:

    1- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an.
    Author:  Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
    Published by:  Amana Publications, 10710 Tucker Street, Suite B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2223 USA.
    Telephone:  (301) 595-5777.
    Fax:  (301) 595-5888.
    ISBN:  0-91597-59-0 (HC).

    2- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an [1], foot note #2799, page 828.

     

     

    He wrote:

        The rites and rituals, regulations and taxes described in the rest of this chapter will be familiar to Muslims reading these words. They practice all of them today. So that they might know how they came to be hoodwinked into performing such mindless rites, and to parting with their wealth and lives, I want to share how the pagan Qusayy developed his religion—the scam that became Islam.
        Having taken what didn’t belong to him, Islam’s founder, the patriarch Qusayy, was now in business, the only viable business in the fledgling burg of Mecca. A man of politics, he became the prototype for what was to come. The largest structure in town, the meeting hall, served as his home and seat of power as it would for Muhammad. Qusayy connected it to the source of wealth, the Ka’aba. He established regular prostration prayer services at the mosque and a plethora of religious rituals. The most disturbing, and enduring, was a butt up sort of thing whereby the moon god was mooned.
        Tabari, like Ishaq, wanted his readers to know that he was not responsible for making up a story so damning to Islam. In the midst of his commentary he inserted a Hadith similar to Ishaq’s. It’s attributed to “Khabbab, the author of al Maqsurah” He said, “I heard a man telling Umar bin al-Khatab, when he was Caliph, this story of Qusayy and how he gathered his own tribe together, expelled tribes from Mecca, and gained control of the Ka’aba. Umar did not reject it or disavow it.”
        That said, the Hadith explains how Islamic ritual was actually established five generations before the Qur’an or Muhammad: Ishaq:49 “The pilgrims gathered in Mecca, went out to the mawqif, completed the hajj and went to Mina…. Nothing now remained of the ritual of the pilgrimage but the ceremony of dispersal from Mina.” The mawqif is the plain of Arafat, about ten miles east of Mecca. Standing there between midday and sunset is an important part of the Islamic hajj. This is followed by the ifadah, or dispersal.
        “On the day of the dispersal they went to stone the jimar, and a man of the Sufah used to throw pebbles for the pilgrims, none throwing until he had thrown.” This idolatrous rite would also have Islamic overtones. Muhammad, borrowing from his pagan past, instructed Muslims to observe the jimar. Pebbles are thrown at three erections or heaps of stones. They are held to represent the Devil.
        Soon we find another Qusayy invention that Muhammad copied. Tabari VI:31 “Qusayy instituted the lighting of the fire at al-Muzdalifah when the wuquf took place so that those being driven away from Arafat could see it. This fire continued to be lit in this place throughout the Jahiliyyah. This fire was also lit in the time of the Messenger, and of Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman.” Al-Muzdalifah is between Arafat and Mina. Standing there is one of the Islamic hajj rites, as is the fire. Bakr, Umar, and Uthman are the first three Islamic Caliphs after Muhammad.
        Qusayy’s ability to get the Meccans to perform these pagan rites served Muhammad magnificently. By the prophet’s day they were all so ingrained among the Quraysh that the Qur’an simply assumed the continuance of the idolatrous ways without ever mentioning them. They became part of Islamic dogma by way of Hadith such as these.
        This next Tradition demonstrates how dependent Muhammad was on Qusayy for the development of “Allah’s” religious doctrine: Tabari VI:25 “Qusayy’s tribe held him in honor and high esteem. No one opposed his rule in any way.” “His commands were never disobeyed and nothing he did was opposed.” “As regards the hajj, he confirmed the right of the Arabs to continue their previous customs. This is because he considered these to be a religious duty which he should not change.” Qusayy established the cornerstone of Islamic rule: “submit and obey.” We will hear these words reverberate throughout the Qur’an. Devotion is a duty, prayer is an obligation, and rituals are compulsory. Islam is devoid of choice.
        The Hadith goes on to report: “Qusayy had a house built in Mecca which was the house of assembly in which the Quraysh used to decide their affairs.” Within days of Muhammad’s arrival in Medina, we will see him order the construction of his house and assembly area. Then he will craft an “agreement” making him the sole decision maker over all affairs. All of this serves to prove that Islam was not the revelation of Allah to Muhammad but instead the verbatim implementation of the religion of Qusayy.
        Moving from entrepreneur to capitalist, our model opportunist soon found himself promoting a series of economic fairs around the holy months. As godfather, he took a cut on each deal. Ishaq:55 “The rifada was a tax which the Quraysh paid from their property to Qusayy at every festival.” It, like the Ka’aba concession, was an exclusive franchise, a cartel of sorts. Muhammad would rename the tax the zakat, but it was no different. Islam had its fourth pillar.
        Being the top dog in Ka’abaVille, however, was hardly worth bragging about. While Mecca’s claim to fame was the rock shrine for rock gods, it was insignificant compared to Karnak, Athens, Delphi, Rome, or Ephesus. While Qusayy’s scheme was inventive, it was a small-time affair. If it weren’t for what Muhammad did with it, the religious scam of Qusayy wouldn’t be worth the ink on this page.
        Acting as patriarch of his own con, Qusayy made certain that only his direct descendants were eligible to participate in the family business. Even then, his relatives were forbidden until they were forty. This is why it’s assumed Muhammad was a direct descendant and that he was forty when he claimed the Ka’aba for himself.
        While the geographic and meteorological conditions were deplorable in Mecca, the con was better than working, which is why Qusayy conceived it and why Muhammad coveted it. Profits accrued from providing hospitality to pilgrims, on fees, and from taxes. The family took a cut on merchandise sold during the “truce of the gods” fairs of Ramadhan. And they charged pilgrims fees to feed and dust the idols they placed in the Ka’aba. It was a scam worth coveting. With enough money Qusayy could hire someone to fan away the flies.
        Dividing the spoils inequitably between his sons, Qusayy said: Ishaq:55 “Abd al-Dar, by Allah, I shall make you the equal of the others, even though they have been raised in dignity over you. No man of them shall enter the Ka’aba until you have opened it, no [war] banner shall be tied for the Quraysh to go to battle except by your hand, no man shall drink water in Mecca [from the well of Zamzam] except that which you have provided, no man shall eat food in the pilgrimage season other than your food, and the Quraysh shall not decide their affairs anywhere but in your house.” In other words, he gave him the family business—Islam. And he swore by the ultimate Islamic god. Allah has emerged and the Five Pillars are now complete. Muhammad would later come to call himself the Messenger of Allah, and he would usurp his authority to resolve a similar family dispute. Initially, these rights and privileges passed him by, going instead to another heir. Jealous, Muhammad said that Allah told him that they were really his.
        This incriminating Hadith continues to expose Islam’s pagan roots. Every last detail was incorporated into Islam. Tabari VI:25 “Then he gave Abd al-Dar the house in which the Quraysh always made their decisions, and gave him the office of being Ka’aba’s custodian, declaring war, presiding over the assembly, and collecting the rifadah, a tax levied in every pilgrimage season by the Quraysh according to their wealth and handed over to Qusayy. It was imposed on the Quraysh by Qusayy, who said to them when he commanded them to pay it, ‘Quraysh, you are neighbors of Allah, people of his Ka’aba and people of the sacred precincts of the Haram. The pilgrims are guests of Allah and visitors to His House. They did so, and every year they levied a tax on their property and paid it to Qusayy and he would use it for the pilgrims during the days of Mina. This institution of his became the state of affairs among the Quraysh during the whole of the Jahiliyyah [pre-Islamic period of Ignorance] up to the time Allah brought Islam, and then became a part of Islam, continuing to this day.” Ishaq:57 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Whatever deal there was in the days of ignorance Islam strengthens it.’”
        Put a fork in this thing and turn off the barbeque. Islam has cooked its own goose. The last of the Islamic pillars has been established and we are still scores of years from the first Qur’anic revelation. The religious scam has been established right down to the smallest detail, and they even admit it. All Muhammad had to do was steal it.
        The Qusayy model had a single prophet. His god was now Allah. This was a match for Islam’s first pillar. The prostration prayer was an obligatory duty and it was performed facing his Ka’aba—the second pillar. The religious tax, or zakat, was instituted and collected in Allah’s name—the third pillar. The hajj pilgrimage was laid out and observed in all its ritualistic detail—the fourth pillar. And en route to Mecca, Qusayy observed the holy month of Ramadhan and Tahannuth fasting—the fifth pillar.
        But, as you shall see, the pillars of Islam were merely window dressing. The real foundation of the doctrine was submission—absolute obedience. Tabari VI:25 “Qusayy’s tribe held him in honor and high esteem. No one opposed his rule in any way.” “His commands were never disobeyed and nothing he did was ever opposed.” Ishaq:56 “Qusayy was never contradicted nor was any measure of his overthrown.” Religion was a veil. Tabari VI:24 “His authority among the Quraysh during his lifetime and after his death was like a religion which the people followed; they always acted in accordance with it.”
        That said, the means to submission was the sword. It established Islam. Muhammad would use Qusayy’s war banners to initiate scores of terrorist raids. The resulting booty financed his “religion” and “inspired” his initial adherents. And as with Qusayy, the real motive was money. But theirs was not an honest endeavor. Their wealth was not created from the sweat of their brow; it was booty, looted from others. In fact, Muhammad’s first rendition of Islam’s Pillars included a share of stolen property. Bukhari:V1B2N50 “‘Apostle, order us to do some religious deeds that we may enter Paradise.’ The Prophet asked them, ‘Do you know what it means to believe in Allah Alone?’ They replied, ‘Allah and His Apostle know better.’ The Prophet said, ‘It means: 1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle. 2. To perform prayers perfectly. 3. To pay the Zakat obligatory tax. 4. To observe the Ramadhan fast. 5. And to pay one fifth of the booty taken in Allah’s Cause.’”
        Following Qusayy’s lead, submission to Allah, or Islam, was defined as: acknowledging Muhammad as the sole authority, bowing down, paying a tax, observing a pagan practice, and sharing the booty collected from terrorist raids.
        Under the tutelage of Islam’s patriarch, Mecca made a transition from an ignoble and ignominious pagan sand pit to a religious scam extraordinaire. The Ka’aba Inc. became a family business awaiting the polishing touches of one of the great promoters of all time—Qusayy’s great, great, great grandson, Muhammad. Within a hundred years a collection of mud huts, a dilapidated rock pile, and a silly religious scam would emerge as a tour de force. Within two hundred years, and with a little tweaking and plagiarism, the scam’s adherents would conquer much of the civilized world.
        I’d like to pause for a moment and reflect upon the place to which the Qur’an and Hadith have brought us. In the creation accounts we learned that Muhammad and Allah could not be trusted, that they were too dishonest and foolish to be prophet and god. They buried themselves when they presented hell so graphically and revealed that their heaven was a brothel. Their plagiarized and twisted stories recasting Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Lot as Muslim prophets tore asunder Islam’s credibility—its very reason for being. The stories were contradictory, transparent, and irrational. The claims that the Qur’an confirmed the Bible and that Allah was Yahweh were preposterous—further indicting the doctrine. And now, we have a deathblow. We have discovered that Islam’s five pillars were conceived by Qusayy not Muhammad (a pagan, not a Muslim). As a result, Islam is dead. And the post mortem is clear. Death was self-inflicted—it was suicide.
        While the case may not yet be the lay-down hand I promised in the Prologue, the story of Islam’s formation is still young. In the next hundred pages I will reveal a mountain of corroborating evidence—all from their scriptures.

     

     

    My response:

    Before I respond to your points, it is important for the reader to first know that the narrations above from Al-Tabari came from a book that contains historical accounts that were documented 100s of years after the Prophet's, peace be upon him, death.   Not everything you read is accurate and was necessarily told by the Prophet word for word, or even if at all!  It is important, if you wish to be objective and honest, to put the Noble Quran as the center for any Islamic argument.  If the Noble Quran makes a claim, then it is definitely agreed upon by all Muslims, and it is perfectly authentic.  Otherwise, GOD Almighty only Knows about what is true and what is false regarding the narrations that you use in Hadiths and Sunnah books.

    In fact, the Al-Tabari volume is not very authentic and very doubtful when compared to the Hadiths' volumes and collections.  But even the Hadiths contain much corruptions in them, because they were documented 100s of years after the Prophet's death.   The "Sahih Bukhari" or "Authentic Bukhari" in English was the first volume to be compiled.  Bukhari is not an Arabic name!  Bukhari is derived from the word "Bukhara", which is a city in Afghanistan:

    "We now come to the Iron Gate which corresponds exactly to the Quranic description, and has the best claim to be connected with Alexander's story.  It is near another Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara......."  (www.answering-christianity.com/iron_gates.htm)  

    For anyone who knows the Islamic history, this means that the Muslims spread Islam to the pagan Arabs, established the Islamic State in Arabia, then fought the Persians (Iranians) and the Romans; invaded the Persians and crushed the Romans, then fought the Hindus in Hindustan, invaded much of their lands such as "Pakistan", "Afghanistan", and much of the Indian territories, convert people there to Islam, and then Brother Bukhari appeared from his home town, Bukhara and decided to compile the Hadiths of "Sahih Bukhari".

    Are these narrations all 100% perfect and reliable?  Any person with the least atom of a brain would say no.  I am not saying that all of the Hadiths must be rejected.  But for us to day to have close to 2,000,000 of them is quite ridiculous, because they can't all have been written down during our Prophet's times in Arabia.  Most of the Hadiths' chains of narrations today have 10s of narrators in them.  In the Hadith books, you would see something like the following:

    "About such and such, that he heard his father say that such and such said, that he heard such and such say, that he heard such and such say, etc...."  Most of the narrations' links have tons of narrators in them, many times more than 10, and these people would be generations after each others!  In other words, they're not people at the same age or the same group.  And the worst dilemma of all, is that many of these chain of narrations have broken links in them, meaning, that two or three generations are missing in the chain!

    Most of the hadiths are corrupt and are not recognized as authentic.  Most certainly the books of Al-Tabari and Ishaq are among the weakest and most doubtful sources, because they are more like history books that were written 300 years after the Prophet's death.  Their narrations were orally transmitted by others.   Many people took hadiths out of context, and many others added or took from them, and many others even fabricated lies, as Allah Almighty Warned us in the Noble Quran:

    "A section of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) say:  Believe in the morning what is revealed to the believers (Muslims), but reject it at the end of the day; perchance they may (themselves) turn back (from Islam).  (The Noble Quran, 3:72)"

    Also, it is almost impossible to narrate a narration/saying accurately after 300 years in Arabic, because the language is very complex, poetical and artistic:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm:

    Problems with the proper Arabic language and the large quantity of narrations:

    In Arabic, only original Arabs and those who speak proper (not slang) Arabic fluently, understand and appreciate the fact that the words are very minimum and their meanings are very maximum.  It is true and not a deception or innovation by translators to English that a single Arabic word can and would be translated to 3-5 English words!  The reason for this is because in Arabic (and this is part of the complexity in grammar, art and poetry of the Arabic language) meanings and not necessarily actual words can be all put together in one word.  In Arabic, a word is not original.  There are of course "root" words, but in most proper Arabic words, the actual word is not original; meaning that depending on the grammar, letters (of meaning) can be added to or taken from it to add or take from its meaning and intention.  This can change the entire meaning of the whole word  and sentence.

    That is why Arabic poetry is historically known to be a very complex and advanced one.

    Having said all of this, in the case of the hadiths, given the fact that there exists "weak/doubtful ones", and what is considered as "strong and reliable ones", it is difficult to know for sure if a single hadith was told as is 100% unchanged (intentionally or not intentionally) by the Prophet peace be upon him. One word taken off from the hadith and the whole meaning can and would be changed to something else.

    For those "reliable or strong" hadiths, their sources are doubtful.  I have no doubt that the companions of the Prophet may Allah Almighty bless their souls did not intentionally commit forgery or lies.  But for one such as Abu Huraira to narrate thousands upon thousands of hadiths is preposterous!  Given the complexity and sensitivity of the Arabic language, it is extremely vital that every word be included in the narration.  I find it impossible to believe that Abu Huraira and many others like him were able to narrate everything perfectly in its original text.

    That is why I accept the hadiths that are linked to the Noble Quran as the Truth and reject the others.

    Also, there is no proof what so ever that all of the accepted hadiths of today were all written during the Prophet's time.  Some or even many of them were probably written down from individuals for personal use, but the thousands of hadiths (I was told close to 2 million hadiths!!) that exist today were not possibly all written during the Prophet's time. 

    I only accept the hadiths that have a direct relationship to the Noble Quran, such as explaining how to Pray, fast, etc....

    Example about my own name to simplify things:

    Take "Osama" for example.  First of all, Osama in Arabic is written as "Osamat" with the "t" silent.  The "t" however is not always silent, and it can be used to give meanings and intentions to the name "Osama".  Osama can be written as "Osamatun", "Osamatan", "Osamatin", "Osamata", "Osamati", "Osamato".  The punctuations added to the "t" cause for any of these names to be pronounced.

    When writing positively about "Osama", such as "Osama bin Zaid", the leader who defeated the Romans in one of the battles, these punctuations are added to his name for praising.  Unfortunately, I am not an expert in Arabic, nor can I explain in deep details about proper Arabic, but I know that use of punctuations IMPROPERLY can result in insulting the individual.  I can write negatively about a name using punctuations in their proper places.

    THE REASON WHY THE NOBLE QURAN IS SO PERFECT IS BECAUSE its grammar was constructed in a very complex way, and the Arabic words were not only original words, but were put together uniquely in an excellent artistic fashion that no Arabic poet could match up to back then when Allah Almighty challenged the Arabs to come up with a "SURAH LIKE IT".


    To the reader, please visit: 
    What parts of the Bible and Hadiths do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth, and Why?


    Having said all of that, let me respond to the points that you mentioned:

    Assuming that all of the narrations above were indeed true, and were spoken by the Prophet, then the answer is quite simple!  Not everything the pagans did was wrong.   They definitely evil, and their way of life and theology were all wrong, but you can still find right in some of the practices they did, such as fasting, and paying charity.

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him adopting some of the practices that did make pilgrimage easier and convenient for the Muslims is not a sin nor wrong.  Allah Almighty clearly Commanded the Muslims:

    "O ye who believe! Obey God, and obey the Apostle, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to God and His Apostle, if ye do believe in God and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination.  (The Noble Quran, 4:59)"

    "When there comes to them some matter touching (Public) safety or fear, they divulge it. If they had only referred it to the Apostle, or to those charged with authority among them, the proper investigators would have Tested it from them (direct). Were it not for the Grace and Mercy of God unto you, all but a few of you would have fallen into the clutches of Satan.  (The Noble Quran, 4:83)"


    Using Craig Winn's logic, Jesus too was a pagan, since he fasted and paid charity!

    Not only that, but Jews too are idol worshipers since they prostrate to GOD Almighty like Muslims do!

    Not only that, but Jesus too is a pagan for prostrating to GOD Almighty, by himself.

    To the reader, please visit: Jesus is a hypocrite for compromising his own commands and bowing down to GOD Almighty only once.


    For you to sit here and tell us that Muhammad is a pagan and Islam is a pagan religion because Muslims fast, pay charity and do pilgrimage to the Holy House of GOD Almighty in Mecca is quite ridiculous, becasue none of these practices is evil.  Not only that, but two of them were practiced by Jesus himself.


    Also, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca was foretold in the Bible:

    Muhammad in the Bible, (Isaiah 60), Pilgrimage to Mecca..!

    Islamic Fasting was predicted by Isaiah in the Bible.

     

     

    He wrote:

        As is the case with all humankind, Qusayy’s wealth didn’t buy him a reprieve from family squabbles or the grim reaper. Abd al-Dar failed to serve in the capacity for which he had been named. Abd al-Uzza and Abd grabbed the keys to the kingdom. They became the beneficiaries of the religious tax. No one, we are told, would be able to eat, drink, fight, worship, or decide any matter without their express written permission. Okay, verbal permission. They were illiterate.
        Each of Qusayy’s sons considered himself more worthy than the others. Civil strife broke out between the Scented Ones and the Confederates. In a move that would have made Neville Chamberlain proud, peace was achieved by cutting the baby in half. Watering pilgrims and collecting taxes were controlled by Abd Manaf’s clan. Ka’aba access and waging war went to the family Abd al-Dar. This continued to be the state of affairs in Mecca until an orphan boy with royal heritage coveted it all.
        The most interesting historical artifact from sixth century Arabia leads us directly to that orphan. It was the Year of the Elephant, which according to Muslim scholars was 570 A.D. It is blazoned into the annals of Islamic history. Not correctly, mind you. It was actually 552, according to archeologists.
        The momentous event began with considerable fanfare. Ishaq:4 “Rabi’a of Yemen saw a terrifying vision. So he summoned every soothsayer, sorcerer, omenmonger, and astrologer in his kingdom.” These occult types said his dream predicted a Satanic invasion from Africa, one ultimately thwarted by the arrival of a “pure prophet” (guess who?): “By the Serpent of the lava plains, I swear the Ethiopians shall attack.... A pure Prophet to whom revelation will come from on high will bring it to an end.” The Devil worshippers professed: “An Apostle will bring truth and justice among men of religion and virtue.” You just can’t beat a good Satanic endorsement.
        The soothsayers went on to claim prophetically: Ishaq:5 “It will be his intention to destroy the Jews living among him. In poetic verse they warned: ‘In rage against two Jewish tribes who live in Yathrib who richly deserve the punishment of a fateful day.’”
        The Satanic crowd who predicted Jews would be victimized by their prophet, allegedly acquired these quotes from some rabbis: “The approaching army will seek to destroy the temple in Mecca, for we know of no other temple in the land which Allah has chosen for himself. The rabbis told Rabi’a to do what the people of Mecca did: ‘Circumambulate the Ka’aba, to venerate and honor it, to shave his head, and to bow down in humility in its sacred precincts.’ Recognizing the soundness of this advice, the king cut off their hands and feet, and continued on to Mecca.”
        The stubby rabbis are said to have narrated a rather long poem from “their sacred books, reciting from the Torah.” A few of its lines are intriguing. They correctly defined the Ka’aba for what it really was and for what Muhammad would ultimately do with it: Ishaq:12 “A House of ancient wealth in Mecca. Treasures I wanted to seize.” Then they are said to have authored one of the Qur’an’s most embarrassing lines: “Dhu’l-Qarnain [Alexander the Great] before me was a Muslim...with knowledge true. He saw where the sun sinks from view in a pool of mud and fetid slime.’”
        While there is considerable evidence Islam is Satanic, having “every soothsayer, sorcerer, omenmonger, and astrologer” predict the arrival of “a pure Prophet to whom revelation will come," is more blatant a connection than you’d think their scriptures would admit. They even suggest that the Devil worshippers were right because, as predicted, an African army did invade Yemen. Here’s what Ibn Ishaq has to say about them: “After building a church, Abrahah, an Abyssinian viceroy, led his army north.” While the non-Islamic records don’t mention a place as insignificant as Mecca, the Muslim sages allege that Abrahah wanted to conquer their booming metropolis with the express intent of destroying the Ka’aba. They say that the viceroy was bent on luring pre-Islamic Arabs away from idolatry and toward a new Christian cathedral. The very thought of it must have made the rocks of the Ka’aba tremble.
        Abrahah is said to have arrived on the outskirts of town with an army of sorts. But what made him formidable was his ride. The viceroy was mounted on a mighty elephant. And thus far, although grossly misdated, the story is almost plausible. Abyssinia is today’s Ethiopia, so its viceroy could well have been mounted upon the mightiest of land mammals. What’s not reasonable is that there isn’t enough food or water to sustain an elephant in the Arabian Desert, at least for the beast to be more of an asset than liability.
        Details aside, the story gets good at this point. Ishaq:26 “Mahmud [the elephant] bowed down whenever it was asked to face Mecca. Then Allah rallied a flock of birds, each carrying a pea-like stone in its beak and in each claw. Everyone who was hit died.” They were instantly dissolved, their flesh falling from their bones. “Abrahah’s fingers fell off one by one.” Naturally proud of his achievement, Allah, with some help from his pal Muhammad, recounted his stirring victory in the Qur’an. 105.001 “Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant? Did He not make their treacherous plan go wrong, ending in confusion? He sent against them hordes of flying creatures, pelting them with stones of baked clay. He turned them into stalks of straw devoured.” A Hadith describes the nature of the disease: “Whoever was struck by a pebble started scratching his body, tearing his flesh.”
        History suggests that the Abyssinian brigade was actually done in by smallpox. Even Islam agrees, in effect calling their god a braggadocios liar: Ishaq:27 “Utba told me that he was informed that this year was the first time that measles and small pox had been seen in Arabia.” And while that’s hardly miraculous, the Islamic Tradition affirms a shocking reality. Sixty years before the first Muslim tread the planet, Allah was a pagan god, and the Ka’aba, the center of Islamic worship, was a pagan shrine, giving Allah and his House a history that isn’t the least bit flattering. Desperate to prove Allah was real, Muslims attributed this bizarre tale to their anemic deity. Good thing they did. As it turned out, this peculiar story became Allah’s only miracle.
        When Abdul Muttalib, Muhammad’s grandfather, Meccan king and Ka’aba custodian, heard of the approaching men, he told Allah and his pantheon that they were on their own. Ishaq:24 “Allah, you know that we do not wish to fight, for we do not have the ability.... A man protects his house, so You protect Your House. Don’t let their craft overcome Your craft tomorrow.... Deliver up the black barbarians.” Tabari adds: “But if You want to leave and change our qiblah [the direction the Meccan idolaters faced in prayer seventy-five years before Muhammad insisted it was an Islamic requirement], You may do as You please.” On his exodus, Muttalib may have said something like, “As for me, I’m out of here. I know that the family business is a scam. It’s been nice, but we can always stack a new pile of rocks when the invaders are gone.”
        Contrary to the Muslim revisionists, pre-Islamic Arabs were lovers, not fighters. Muttalib is alleged to have told the Quraysh, “If we offer no resistance, there will be no cause for bloodshed.” Knowing that they were out muscled, and being merchants, not militants, the Meccans, at Muttalib’s suggestion, scampered out of town and headed for the hills, letting their gods fend for themselves. This should give us pause because it means that it must have been Islam that turned these pacifists into warriors.
        Early Muslims, in an effort to commemorate Allah’s magnificent achievement, tell us that Muhammad was born in the Year of the Elephant. They say it is proof he was a prophet. But that’s a problem. If Muhammad was born in 552, the year history says Abrahah moved north, he would have been seventy years old when he married his favorite wife, the six-year-old Aisha. And if Muslims need to falsify an event to make Muhammad appear prophetic, what does it say about the veracity of their religion?
        However, there was a ray of hope in Mecca. Four Arabs had come to recognize that it was high time to stop worshiping stones. The rest of the world had long since gone monotheistic, thanks to the Jews and Christians. These religious leaders, called Hanifs, were natural monotheists. Ishaq:99 “Waraqa Naufal, Ubaydullah Jahsh, Uthman Huwayrith, and Zayd Amr were of the opinion that their people had corrupted the religion of Abraham, and that the Stone they went around was of no account. ‘It could not hear, nor see, nor hurt, nor help.’ They told their people, ‘Find yourselves a religion, for by God, you have none.’”
        While much of this was encouraging, one line completely destroys Muhammad’s credibility and murders Allah. These Hanifs not only inspired the first score of Qur’anic surahs, they served as Muhammad’s link to the notion that Islam was the religion of Abraham. Yet these men said, “the Stone they went around was of no account. It could not hear, see, hurt, or help.” That Stone was Allah’s. A generation before Allah’s Messenger stole Islam from Qusayy’s heirs, Arabs in his hometown had figured it out. Their moon rock was no better than moonshine—a source of money and false hope, nothing more.
        According to Ishaq, Waraqa became a Christian. His credibility will soon be usurped to advance Muhammad’s agenda. Ubaydullah became a Muslim, rejected Islam the following year, and also became a Christian. Uthman became a Christian as well, holding a high office in the Byzantine empire. But...“Zayd stayed where he was; he accepted neither Judaism nor Christianity. He abandoned the religion of his people.” As we shall learn, Zayd recited poems that formed the basis of the early Qur’anic surahs. Yet on this day: Ishaq:99 “Abu Bakr said that he saw Zayd as a very old man leaning his back on the Ka’aba saying, ‘O Quraysh, by Him in whose hand is the soul of Zayd, not one of you follows the religion of Abraham but I. O God, if I only knew how you wished to be worshipped I would so worship you; but I do not know.’ Then he prostrated himself on the palms of his hands.” The implications of this Hadith are devastating to Islam—especially when we witness the similarity and superiority of Zayd’s poetry to that contained in the Qur’an. Although this Hanif’s poems predate the Qur’an, you’ll appreciate them more when they are set in the context of “Muhammad’s” first revelations.
        Some say that material stolen from several sources ceases to be plagiarism and becomes research. If that is true, Islam was Muhammad’s research project as he stole it from Qusayy, Zayd, and the Jews.

     

     

    My response:

    Again, all of the narrations above come from a history book, Al-Tabari, that was, like the rest of the Hadiths volumes, documented 100s of years after the Prophet's, peace be upon him, death.   Not everything you read is accurate and was necessarily told by the Prophet word for word, or even if at all!  It is important, if you wish to be objective and honest, to put the Noble Quran as the center for any Islamic argument.  If the Noble Quran makes a claim, then it is definitely agreed upon by all Muslims, and it is perfectly authentic.  Otherwise, GOD Almighty only Knows about what is true and what is false regarding the narrations that you use in Hadiths and Sunnah books.

    In fact, the Al-Tabari volume is not very authentic and very doubtful when compared to the Hadiths' volumes and collections.  But even the Hadiths contain much corruptions in them, because they were documented 100s of years after the Prophet's death.   The "Sahih Bukhari" or "Authentic Bukhari" in English was the first volume to be compiled.  Bukhari is not an Arabic name!  Bukhari is derived from the word "Bukhara", which is a city in Afghanistan:

    "We now come to the Iron Gate which corresponds exactly to the Quranic description, and has the best claim to be connected with Alexander's story.  It is near another Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara......."  (www.answering-christianity.com/iron_gates.htm)  

    For anyone who knows the Islamic history, this means that the Muslims spread Islam to the pagan Arabs, established the Islamic State in Arabia, then fought the Persians (Iranians) and the Romans; invaded the Persians and crushed the Romans, then fought the Hindus in Hindustan, invaded much of their lands such as "Pakistan", "Afghanistan", and much of the Indian territories, convert people there to Islam, and then Brother Bukhari appeared from his home town, Bukhara and decided to compile the Hadiths of "Sahih Bukhari".

    Are these narrations all 100% perfect and reliable?  Any person with the least atom of a brain would say no.  I am not saying that all of the Hadiths must be rejected.  But for us to day to have close to 2,000,000 of them is quite ridiculous, because they can't all have been written down during our Prophet's times in Arabia.  Most of the Hadiths' chains of narrations today have 10s of narrators in them.  In the Hadith books, you would see something like the following:

    "About such and such, that he heard his father say that such and such said, that he heard such and such say, that he heard such and such say, etc...."  Most of the narrations' links have tons of narrators in them, many times more than 10, and these people would be generations after each others!  In other words, they're not people at the same age or the same group.  And the worst dilemma of all, is that many of these chain of narrations have broken links in them, meaning, that two or three generations are missing in the chain!

    Most of the hadiths are corrupt and are not recognized as authentic.  Most certainly the books of Al-Tabari and Ishaq are among the weakest and most doubtful sources, because they are more like history books that were written 300 years after the Prophet's death.  Their narrations were orally transmitted by others.   Many people took hadiths out of context, and many others added or took from them, and many others even fabricated lies, as Allah Almighty Warned us in the Noble Quran:

    "A section of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) say:  Believe in the morning what is revealed to the believers (Muslims), but reject it at the end of the day; perchance they may (themselves) turn back (from Islam).  (The Noble Quran, 3:72)"

    Also, it is almost impossible to narrate a narration/saying accurately after 300 years in Arabic, because the language is very complex, poetical and artistic:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm:

    Problems with the proper Arabic language and the large quantity of narrations:

    In Arabic, only original Arabs and those who speak proper (not slang) Arabic fluently, understand and appreciate the fact that the words are very minimum and their meanings are very maximum.  It is true and not a deception or innovation by translators to English that a single Arabic word can and would be translated to 3-5 English words!  The reason for this is because in Arabic (and this is part of the complexity in grammar, art and poetry of the Arabic language) meanings and not necessarily actual words can be all put together in one word.  In Arabic, a word is not original.  There are of course "root" words, but in most proper Arabic words, the actual word is not original; meaning that depending on the grammar, letters (of meaning) can be added to or taken from it to add or take from its meaning and intention.  This can change the entire meaning of the whole word  and sentence.

    That is why Arabic poetry is historically known to be a very complex and advanced one.

    Having said all of this, in the case of the hadiths, given the fact that there exists "weak/doubtful ones", and what is considered as "strong and reliable ones", it is difficult to know for sure if a single hadith was told as is 100% unchanged (intentionally or not intentionally) by the Prophet peace be upon him. One word taken off from the hadith and the whole meaning can and would be changed to something else.

    For those "reliable or strong" hadiths, their sources are doubtful.  I have no doubt that the companions of the Prophet may Allah Almighty bless their souls did not intentionally commit forgery or lies.  But for one such as Abu Huraira to narrate thousands upon thousands of hadiths is preposterous!  Given the complexity and sensitivity of the Arabic language, it is extremely vital that every word be included in the narration.  I find it impossible to believe that Abu Huraira and many others like him were able to narrate everything perfectly in its original text.

    That is why I accept the hadiths that are linked to the Noble Quran as the Truth and reject the others.

    Also, there is no proof what so ever that all of the accepted hadiths of today were all written during the Prophet's time.  Some or even many of them were probably written down from individuals for personal use, but the thousands of hadiths (I was told close to 2 million hadiths!!) that exist today were not possibly all written during the Prophet's time. 

    I only accept the hadiths that have a direct relationship to the Noble Quran, such as explaining how to Pray, fast, etc....

    Example about my own name to simplify things:

    Take "Osama" for example.  First of all, Osama in Arabic is written as "Osamat" with the "t" silent.  The "t" however is not always silent, and it can be used to give meanings and intentions to the name "Osama".  Osama can be written as "Osamatun", "Osamatan", "Osamatin", "Osamata", "Osamati", "Osamato".  The punctuations added to the "t" cause for any of these names to be pronounced.

    When writing positively about "Osama", such as "Osama bin Zaid", the leader who defeated the Romans in one of the battles, these punctuations are added to his name for praising.  Unfortunately, I am not an expert in Arabic, nor can I explain in deep details about proper Arabic, but I know that use of punctuations IMPROPERLY can result in insulting the individual.  I can write negatively about a name using punctuations in their proper places.

    THE REASON WHY THE NOBLE QURAN IS SO PERFECT IS BECAUSE its grammar was constructed in a very complex way, and the Arabic words were not only original words, but were put together uniquely in an excellent artistic fashion that no Arabic poet could match up to back then when Allah Almighty challenged the Arabs to come up with a "SURAH LIKE IT".


    To the reader, please visit: 
    What parts of the Bible and Hadiths do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth, and Why?


    Having said all of that, let me respond to the points that you mentioned:

    All of the points you mentioned above are ridiculous speculations from doubtful sources!  The Prophet peace be upon him stole nothing from no one.   Islam is a Miracle.  It started with one individual in a middle of no where, and became the world's most famous and most straight forward faith, since Islam's simple Divine Message is the belief in the Absolute One and True Living GOD Almighty and associating no partners (gods, idols or humans) with Him.

    This is Islam, and this the Miracle of Islam.  Many Islam-haters like yourself use ridiculous sources filled with lies and make up all kinds of lies against Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.  If you want to refute Islam, then you better refute the Noble Quran only!  The Noble Quran is the Center of Islam and is THE ONLY SOURCE THAT IS AUTHENTIC AND AGREED UPON BY ALL MUSLIMS!


    I challenge you to refute the Noble Quran.  I can't challenge you to study the Noble Quran in Arabic, because you don't speak the language, but I do have another alternative that I'd like for you to study and try to respond to or refute:

     

    Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

    Here are some of my favorite Stunning Numerical and Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran that are listed in the main sections, below:

    1-  The root for message and all of its derivatives, such as messenger and others occurs 513 times throughout the Glorious Quran.  The Prophets' and Messengers', peace be upon them, actual names (Muhammad, Moses, Noah, Abraham, Lot etc....) were also all combined mentioned 513 times in the Glorious Quran.  The detailed breakdown of all of this is thoroughly listed here.

    Coincidence?  See 1,000s of examples! [1] (zip file).
      

    2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

    Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article.

      
    3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article.
      

    4-  The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, if you add each Chapter's number with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8.  Do this for all Chapters.

    1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
    2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

    See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.  Also, see the ample STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran, with 1,000s of examples! [1] (zip file).

      

    5-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (1,000s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

      

    Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

    Click on the following numbers:

    1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
    2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
    3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

    4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

    5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
    6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
    7-    Psychology.
    8-    Archeology and History.
    9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

    10-   Rebuttals.
    11-   General articles.

    12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
    13-   Audios and Videos.
    14-   Other.

      
    For example:

    1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
      
    "When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
    وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
      

      

    The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
      
    Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

           -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
           -  Is rotating around itself.
           -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
           -  Is in constant motion.
           -  Is suspended in space.
           -  Is swimming in space.
           -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
           -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    6-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
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    Back to Rebuttals, and exposing the lies of the Answering Islam team section.

    Rebuttals to Craig Winn - "The Prophet of Doom" book.
      

    Dhul Qarnayn's story.  Sunrise and sunset.  Also Why حمئة and not حاميةٍ.  Dhil Qarnayn's journey is detailed with scientific and geographical maps that are more 1000 years old.

  • The sunsetless North Pole Miracle in the Glorious Quran [1].
  • Sunrise and sunset in the Hadiths.
  • The iron gates of Dhul Qarnayn were found.
  • The overwhelming Scientific and Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
  • The North and South Poles, and Prayer and Fasting Times.
  •   

    Answering Trinity.

    Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.

    Questions about Jesus that trinitarian Christians don't have logical answers for.

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

    Scientific Miracles in Islam and the Noble Quran.

    Most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people!

    Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.

    Did Isaiah 53 really prophesies about the crucifixion of Jesus? It supports Islam's claims about Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross.  I also addressed John 19:36-37 from the Bible and proved that Jesus never got crucified, since GOD Almighty promised that he will protect Jesus' body and not let even a single bone be broken.  My question to all Christians is: How in the world is it possible for the feet to get nailed on the cross without any penetration to the bones by the nails, hence breaking part of the feet's bones?! I also added refutations to Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Zechariah 12:10 and Psalm 34:20, which supposedly prove the Christians' belief about Jesus crucifixion.  I proved that this dogma has no truth what so ever and exposed the wrong Trinitarian English translation of Zechariah 12:10.


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