In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms
ISHMAEL–WILD ASS OF A MAN OR FRUITFUL?
Christians are of the belief that Muslims are fighting with everyone because the Bible says Ishmael (the father of Mohammad/Arabs and by extension, Muslims) will be “a wild man,” or the more doozy description as noted in the Jewish rendering1 “a wild ass of a man.”
(If Muslims are “wild ass[es] of a man, Christian Arabs, also descendants of Ishmael, are “wild ass[es] of a man”).
Genesis 16:12, which follows Sarah casting out Hajra/Hagar, who was pregnant with Abraham’s child, Ishmael, says:
“Then the Angel of the Lord said to her (Hajra/Hagar), “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.
And the Angel of the Lord said to her: “Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the Lord has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren”–(Genesis 16:10-12).
However, that Ishmael shall be a “wild ass” or “wild ass of a man” is an incorrect translation of the Hebrew.
Commenting on the words that God will “multiply your (Ishmael’s) descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude,” Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– explains that “the Christians have translated the same Hebrew word, which means “fruitful” or “plentiful” from the verb para –identical with the Arabic wefera– in their versions “a wild ass”! Is it not a shame and impiety to call Ishmael “a wild ass” whom God styles “Fruitful” or “Plentiful”?” (Full text on this quote will be given later).
That Ishmael’s “hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him,” is no reference to warfare by Arabs/Muslims against others. (The prophet Mohammad/s mission was only to preach the Divine message, not to enforce it2 The Prophet was forced to fight a defensive war).
Allah God revealed in the Qur’an that He sent messengers/prophets to all nations–(Qur’an 10:47; 16:36), and appointed acts of devotion for them–(Qur’an 22:67); and that He revealed to all His messengers that “there is no God but Me, so serve Me”–(Qur’an 21:25).
However, through the passage of Time the Divine Message fell into corruption. Allāh informs us: “By Allah! We certainly sent (messengers) to nations before thee (Mohammad), but the devil made their deeds fair-seeming to them”–(Qur’an 16:63).
Khwaja Kamal-Ud-Din points out in his Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury And London: “The whole world was a world of fetish worshippers at the appearance of Islam. From an eggshell to the man-worship of Christianity and Hinduism, the adoration that should go to God went to His creatures.” (p. 17).
And in his book Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1. Abdul Haque Vidyarthi states:
“The condition in which the sacred scriptures of the world are found today, is really a harried one. These are, no doubt, the relics of those great Books that were given to the prophets of yore. No scripture of any religion was to be found in its original form and pristine purity at the time of the Holy Prophet’s (Mohammad) advent, nor is one found today. Such books, therefore, cannot prove the truth of religion, nay, their own prophets stand in need of vindication. A number of suspicions and misgivings have sprung up about the prophets, Zoroaster, Abraham, Krishna and Christ so much so that they are being looked upon as mere fictitious persons.” (p. 6)
- Hindus have several Gods; Gods with wives and children, and even “grand-children,” and Goddesses; and Hinduism teaches Karma & Reincarnation and that the soul is eternal. (And also has sign from God that is different from Christians3)
- Christians say that Jesus is God, Son of God, Trinity and vicarious atoner for inherited sin.
- Parsis –followers of Zoroastrianism– say that there are two Creators, Ormazd/Ahura Mazda (God of light), and Ahriman (God of darkness).
- Buddhism teaches that Buddha is God or atheist; was born of a virgin, was transfigured; ascended; and would return to “restore order and happiness.”
- Muslims have One God Who created all things; have no God of the womb, or son of God; teach that man is born sinless, have no vicarious atoner; and that there is Resurrection and Judgment.
One of the functions of the Qur’an is that it is the Criterion/Discrimination between religious truth and falsehood: “Blessed is He (Allāh) who sent down the Discrimination upon His servant (Mohammad) that he might be a warner to the nations”–(Qur’an 3:3; 25:1).
- the Prophet Mohammad preached against the irrationality of polytheism, the futility and degradation of idolatry, the humiliation of superstition, the phantasm of paganism, the depravity of wine and profligacy and the injustice against daughters, wives, orphans and slaves, and brought against him the “hand” of the idolatrous Arabs in poetry, and war.
- the Prophet Mohammad preached against the falsehood of Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement and brought against him the “hand” of the Christians.
(Even during the time of the Caliphs Christians “hands” were literally against Ishmael/Muslims, making war to crush the fledgling Islamic State).
And even in our time, unable to advance their beliefs through intelligent discourse –and there is nothing intelligent about God being in the belly of a woman, growing from a sperm(?) into a fetus, coming out her vagina and having his foreskin circumcised (God forbid); and God shifting Adam’s sin onto innocent, helpless, and morally and mentally non-competent babies and then loading this sin onto Jesus to be scapegoat for sinners– Christians resorted to their disgraceful practice of yesteryear: wrapping Mohammad in the cloak of terrorist and hedonist.
Muhammad Ali wrote in late 19th century India:
“The preaching of the Christian missionary until a short time ago was of quite a different character from what it is today. In those days, the Christian missionary was under the impression that the darker the picture he drew of the Prophet of Islam, the greater would be his success in winning over converts from among the Muslims (and some ignorant ones were snared)…Some of the Christian controversial books of those days must indeed be ranked as the filthiest literature that has ever been produced, apart from the fact that the founder of the Arya Samaj and some of his blind votaries imitated the Christian missionary, and, later on, the Arya Samajist preacher even surpassed the Christian missionary in the art of vituperation.
…To call the Holy Prophet an impostor, Dajjal or Anti-Christ, a deceiver, a dacoit, the slave of his sensual passions whose lust knew no bounds, and to attribute every conceivable crime to him became a habit with these Christian controversialists.”4 (In fact, as MA notes further, some of the materials were so “scurrilous” “even Christians began to complain of them”).
(The Internet is pregnant with Christians denigrating Mohammad in order to snare uneducated Muslims into apostatizing from Islam. It was said to me that there is an Arab TV channel that features Christians posing as Muslim-converts to Christianity to entice Muslims to convert to Christianity).5Regarding the harsh rule of Harun al-Rashid, Thomas W. Arnold notes in his The Preaching of Islam what may very well be a timeless observation:
“these decrees were the outcome, not so much of any purely religious feeling, as of the political circumstances of the time. The Christians under Muhammadan rule have often had to suffer for the BAD FAITH KEPT BY FOREIGN CHRISTIAN POWERS in their relations with Muhammadan princes, and on this occasion it was the TREACHERY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPEROR, NICEPHORUS, that caused the CHRISTIAN NAME TO STINK in the nostrils of Harun. Many of the persecutions of the Christians in Muslim countries can be traced either to DISTRUST OF THEIR LOYALTY, EXCITED BY THE INTRIGUES AND INTERFERENCE OF CHRISTIAN FOREIGNERS AND THE ENEMIES OF ISLAM, OR TO THE BAD FEELING STIRRED UP BY THE TREACHEROUS OR BRUTAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE LATTER TOWARDS THE MUSALMANS”–(pp. 76-77. This is perhaps true today also).
- the Prophet Mohammad preached against karma and reincarnation which have no Divine foundation and are not conducive to reason and brought against him the “hand” of the Hindus. (See quote above from Muhammad Ali).
- the Prophet Mohammad preached against Jews violating their covenant with God and brought against him the “hand” of the Jews.6
From the advent of Islam Jews have been inimical towards Mohammad/Islam. In order to dissuade Muslims from following Islam, Jews feigned acceptance of Islam then apostatized, expecting Muslims to follow their lead and abandon Islam,7
M.H. Haykal notes, “The Jews sent some of their rabbis to feign conversion to Islam in order to enter Muslim ranks and councils. While showing all piety, these rabbis were commissioned to disseminate doubt and suspicion of Muhammad among his own people. They asked Muhammad questions which they thought might shake the Muslims’ conviction and arouse doubt in the Message Muhammad was teaching. A number of hypocrites from al Aws and al Khazraj tribes joined Islam for the same purpose …The Muslims soon detected their purpose and uncovered their attempts.”8
Upon Mohammad’s arrival at Madinah, Jews, “after befriending him and pledging to honor his freedom to practice and preach the new religion, they had begun to oppose and plot against him. In fact, no sooner had Muhammad settled down and the prospects of Islam had begun to improve, than the Jews, for their part, began their undeclared war against him. Their opposition and hostility were never open;”9 (perhaps this is so even today).
Jews were so hostile to Islam/Mohammad they even denied God. When asked by the pagan Arabs whether Islam was better than paganism:
“The Jews answered by giving preference to Makkan religion over Islam….This attitude of the Jews toward Quraysh and the favouring of the latter’s paganism over the monotheism of Muhammad was the subject of a severe rebuke by Dr. Israel Wolfenson, who wrote in his The Jews in Arabia:
“It was the duty of the Jews not to allow themselves to get involved in such a scandalous mistake. They should have never declared to the leaders of Quraysh that the worship of idols was better than Islamic monotheism even if this were to imply frustration of their requests. The Jews, who have for centuries raised the banner of monotheism in the world among the pagan nations, who have remained true to the monotheistic traditions of the fathers, and who have suffered throughout history the greatest misfortunes, murders, and persecutions for the sake of their faith in the One God should, in loyalty to this tradition, have sacrificed every interest –nay their very lives– to bring about the downfall of paganism. Furthermore, by allying themselves with the pagans they were in fact fighting themselves and contradicting the teachings of the Torah which commands them to avoid, repudiate –indeed to fight– the pagans.”10
Thus, contrary to Christian (and Jewish) perception, the statement that Ishmael’s hands will be against every man is not a derogatory expression, but one of honor, calling on man to return to Divine Guidance.
Even if we take Ishmael’s “hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him” to be literal fighting. It would be a statement of honor.
As stated, Prophet Mohammad’s duty (and Muslims) was/is only to deliver the Divine Message of the Qur’an, not enforce it. And the Prophet’s and early Caliphs wars were only defensive. (Muhammad Ali has dealt at length on this in his book Early Caliphate, obtainable from www.muslim.org. Also Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad).
And in modern times, rather than Ishmael’s hands being against others first, it is the hands of others that were/are first against Ishmael.11
- After promising Arabs/Muslims independence to join them in defeating the Ottomans, Britain, France and Russia turned treacherous and in their Sykes-Picot document divvied up the Middle-east to suit their interests
- Britain sliced Jordan out of Syria and carved Kuwait out of Iraq;
- France carved Lebanon out of Syria and placed it under Maronite Christian domination;
- Britain held Egypt, Sudan, Aden, Iraq and Nigeria;
- France mastered over Algeria (killing one million), Tunisia, Morocco and Sudan;
- Italy held Libya;
- British instigation and American diplomatic thuggery at the then League of Nations stole Palestine and gave it to Jews; and for more than six torturous decades have supported this grotesque obscenity, while Jews not only commit atrocities against Palestinians but continue to steal more Palestinian’s lands.
Since its illegal creation12 so-called “Israel” has been gobbling up Palestinians lands left, right, and centre like a bottomless belly. As Ismail Zayid notes in his Palestine–A Stolen Heritage:
“Not only did the Israelis refuse to allow the return of the (Palestinian) refugees to their homes, but they consummated the tragedy by seizing all their property in one of the greatest acts of plunder in modern history. The confiscation of Arab land was not confined to the holdings of the refugees but extended to the 200,000 Palestinians, who remained in their homes in 1948, by a series of extraordinary laws and regulations of legalized robbery. These included “The Land Acquisition Law,” “The abandoned Areas Ordinance, 1949,” (“Abandoned” or kicked out?) “The Absentee Property Regulations, 1948” (Isn’t this a doozy–you are refused entry into your country then you are called an “Absentee”) and others.” (p. 15).And Professor Edward Said gives a chilling account of this Jewish barbarity in his scholarly presentation The Question of Palestine (pp. 105-106):
“Until 1966, the Arab citizens of Israel were ruled by a military government exclusively in existence to control, bend, manipulate, terrorize, tamper with every facet of Arab life from birth virtually to death. After 1966, the situation is scarcely better, as an unstoppable series of popular riots and demonstrations testify; the Emergency Defense Regulations were used to expropriate thousands of acres of Arab lands, either by declaring Arab property to be in security zone or by ruling lands to be absentee property (even if, in many cases, the absentees were present–a legal fiction of Kafkaesque subtlety). Any Palestinian can tell you the meaning of the Absentee’s Property Law of 1950, the Land Acquisition Law of 1953, the Law for the Requisitioning of Property in Time of Emergency (1949), the Prescription Law of 1958. Moreover, Arabs were and are forbidden to travel freely, or to lease land from Jews, or even to speak, agitate, be educated freely. There were instances when curfews were suddenly imposed on villages and then, when it was manifestly impossible for the working people to know of the curfew, the “guilty” peasants were summarily shot; the most wantonly brutal episode took place at Kafr Kassim in October 1956, in which 49 unarmed peasants were shot by the frontier guard, a particularly efficient of the Israeli army. After a certain amount of scandal the officer in charge of the operation was brought to trial, found guilty, and then punished with a fine of one piaster (less than one cent).”Edward Said also notes from Moshe Dayan a so-called “Israeli” army general as stating:
“We came to this country which was already populated by Arabs, and we are establishing a Hebrew, that is a Jewish state here. In considerable areas of the country [the total area was about 6 percent] we bought the lands from the Arabs. Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you, because these geography books no longer exist; not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahalal [Dayan’s own village] arose in the place of Mahalul, Gevat–in the place of Jibta, [Kibbutz] Sarid –in the place of Haneifs, and Kefar Yehoshua–in the place of Tell Shaman. There is not one place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population. [Ha-Aretz, April 4, 1969.” (p. 14. Highlight added).Edward Said also notes: “One outraged Israeli, Professor Israel Shahak, who reckons almost four hundred villages were thus eliminated, has said that these villages were “destroyed completely, with their houses, garden-walls, and even cemeteries and tombstones, so that literally a stone does not remain standing, and visitors are passing and being told that ‘it was all desert.’” (p. 14. Color added).A while back some so-called “Israeli” soldiers were honest and courageous enough to expose the treatment meted out to Palestinians –that they can do anything; anything they want to the Palestinians. (Imagine yourself and children living in such a hopeless, vulnerable, and defenseless situation).
The Toronto Star, Friday, March 20, 2009, Israeli soldiers ran wild in Gaza, by Oakland Ross, p. A19, notes: “One mother and her two children mistakenly turned to the left (after they were instructed to turn tight) and were promptly shot dead by the rooftop sniper. “He shot them right away,” the squad leader said during the college discussion. “I don’t think he felt too bad about it, because, after all, as far as he was concerned, he did his job according to the orders he was given.”” (Hitler’s officers also were doing their job “according to the orders” they were “given”).
The article also notes:
“In another incident, a company commander is said to have ordered his troops to shoot and kill an elderly woman walking past them at a distance of about 100 metres.” (Where is the Nuremberg Court?) “Other soldiers described widespread abuse of property. “We throw everything out the windows to make room and order,” said one soldier. “Everything in the house was tossed out the windows – refrigerators, plates, furniture. The order was to throw all of the house’s contents outside.”” (And people wonder why, and even condemn, Palestinians for fighting by whatever means and methods available).
And in his book Pirates and Emperors, Old And New, International Terrorism in the Real World (p. 9) Prof. Noam Chomsky notes the loathsome, disgusting, sickening, stomach-churning treatment meted out to Arab prisoners:
“These included regular exercises of humiliation, such as forcing Araboushim to urinate and excrete on one another and crawl on the ground while they call out “Long Live the State of Israel” or lick the earth; or on Holocaust day, to write numbers on their own hands “in memory of Jews in the extermination camps.”” (And Arabs/Muslims are said to be backward and barbaric! Color added).
“as General Gur put it in May 1978, official Israeli military policy has been to attack Arab civilians en masse?”13 And “Our strategy was always to provoke the Arabs and get an appropriate response so we could attack and smash them.”–Israeli General, Moshe Dayan”14 (Color added).
- in 1956 the Jewish State in “collusion” with France and Britain attacked Egypt, so Britain could have control of Egypt’s Suez Canal, nationalized by President Nasser;
- Russia is still coloring Chechnya red (obliterating half-a- million in Grozny alone)
- Bosnians are still trying to recover from Serbia’s onslaught (genociding males and raping thousands of women and young girls and even infants”
- Iraq is yet to rise from the rubble of American aggression (twice) (for oil and/or hegemony?).
- Sudan was “pressured” into dissecting herself;
- America and Britain overthrew Iran’s Mohammad Mosaddegh government to control its oil (https://www.the guardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/cia-admits-role-1953-iranian-coup).
- China has not only invaded Muslim “Uighuristan” (shown on China’s map as Xinjiang) and banned the Muslim Hijab, burqa, and long beard, it has placed a Chinese flag on a Masjid in “Uighuristan” for Muslims to use as Qiblah (this must the ultimate in China’s arrogance and audacity!)
- “Israel” in its “Operation Trojan” stole into Libya and planted a transmitting device, through which it fed information that made it appear that Libya was giving terrorist instructions to its members abroad. Whereas French intelligence was skeptical about the broadcast, America was seemingly suckered into the ploy. Resulting in the 1986 US bombing of Libya; dropping “over sixty tons of bombs on Libya. The attackers bombed Tripoli international airport, Bab al Azizia barracks, Sidi Bilal naval base, the city of Benghazi, and the Benine airfield outside Benghazi. And killing “approximately forty” civilians, “including Qadhafi’s adopted daughter.” http://freemasonry watch.org/libya.html15 (Isn’t this “Israeli” act a war crime?)
Clearly, no one would accept such transgression against himself/herself.
Clearly, to raise your “hands” against such violations can hardly be deemed “derogatory.”
Moreover, in addition to His promise to Hagar to give her a son with a multitude of offspring, God restated this promise to Abraham:
“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”–(Genesis 17:20).
It would be poor cerebration to entertain that God would give Ishmael as a promise to Hagar/Hajra and Abraham, bless him, make him fruitful, give him twelve princes and make him a great nation and decree him to do evil in the world (or if Ishmael would do evil in the world).
It would be doubly infantile to cerebrate that God would give all these lofty blessings to Ishmael if “His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him,” was not an honorable crown.
Ishmael’s “hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him,” could not be a “great” thing if this statement was one of derogation. Derogation is not a “great” honor.
Arguably. In the crude sense of the expression “He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him.”
As evidenced above, not only are the non-Muslims “hand” against Ishmael/Muslims, but it is the Christians/non-Muslims who are behaving like a “wild ass of a man.”
Regarding the Christian mistranslation of the Hebrew word from “plentiful” to “wild ass” Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– notes that while Sarah was yet barren, God promised Abraham a son. With Sarah’s consent, Abraham married Sarah’s maid, Hagar/Hajra. When Abraham was 86 years old, Ishmael was born to him and Hagar/Hajra.
“Abraham, at his ninetieth year of age, Ishmael, and all the male servants, are circumcised; and the “Covenant” between God and Abraham with his only begotten son is made and sealed, as if it were with the blood of circumcision. It is kind of treaty concluded between Heaven and the Promised Land in the person of Ishmael as the only offspring of the nonagenarian Patriarch. ”
When Abraham was 99 years old and Sarah, 90, Isaac was born to them through Divine promise also.
“The next important event in the history of Abraham as recorded in Genesis (xxii.) is the offering of “his only son” a sacrifice to God, but he was ransomed with a ram whish was presented by an angel. As the Qur-’an says, “this was a manifest trial” for Abraham (Qur-‘an, xxxvii.), but his love for God surpassed every other affection; and for this reason he is surnamed “the Friend of Allāh” (Qur-’an, iv).
Thus runs the brief account of Abraham in connection with our subject of the Birthright and the Covenant.
There are three distinct points which every true believer in God must accept as truths. The first point is that Ishmael is the legitimate son of Abraham, his firstborn, and therefore his claim to birthright is quite just and legal.
The second point is that the Covenant was made between God and Abraham as well as his only son Ishmael before Isaac was born. The Covenant and the institution of the Circumcision would have no value or signification unless the repeated promise contained in the divine words, “Throughout thee all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,” and especially the expression, the Seed “that shall come out from the bowels, he will inherit thee” (Gen. xv. 4). This promise was fulfilled when Ishmael was born (Gen. xvi.), and Abraham had the consolation that his chief servant Eliezer would no longer be his heir. Consequently we must admit that Ishmael was the real and legitimate heir of Abraham’s spiritual dignity and privileges. The prerogative that “by Abraham all the generations of the earth shall be blessed,” so often repeated –though in different forms– was the heritage by birthright, and was the patrimony of Ishmael. The inheritance to which Ishmael was entitled by birth-right was not the tent in which Abraham lived or a certain camel upon which he used to ride, but to subjugate and occupy forever all the territories extending from the Nile to the Euphrates, which were inhabited by some ten different nations (Gen. xvii. 18-21). These lands have never been subdued by the descendants of Isaac, but by those of Ishmael. This is an actual and literal fulfilment of one of the conditions contained in the Covenant.
The third point is that Isaac was also born miraculously and specially blessed by the Almighty, that for his people the land of Canaan was promised and actually occupied under Joshua. ….
….The Jews have always been jealous of Ishmael because they know very well that in him the Covenant was made and with his circumcision it was concluded and sealed, and it is out of this rancour that their scribes or doctors of law have corrupted and interpolated many passages in their Scriptures. To efface the name “Ishmael” from the second, sixth, and seventh verses of the twenty-second chapter of the Book of Genesis and to insert in its place “Isaac,” and to leave the descriptive epithet “thy only begotten son” is to deny the existence of the former and to violate the Covenant made between God and Ishmael. It is expressly said in this chapter by God: “Because thou didst not spare thy only begotten son, I will increase and multiply thy posterity like the stars and the sands on the seashore,” which word “multiply” was used by the Angel to Hagar in the wilderness: I will multiply thy offspring to an innumerable multitude, and that Ishmael “shall become a fruitful man” (Gen. xvi. 12. It is Muslims whose numbers are “like the stars and the sands on the seashore”–Gen. 22:17). Now the Christians have translated the same Hebrew word, which means “fruitful” or “plentiful” from the verb para–identical with the Arabic wefera–in their versions “a wild ass”! Is it not a shame and impiety to call Ishmael “a wild ass” whom God styles “Fruitful” or “Plentiful”?” (Muhammad in the Bible, pp. 30-32. Emphasis/color added).
Man can alter Scripture(s), man cannot alter decree of God.
(That Ishmael, and not Isaac, was the son Abraham offered in his intended sacrifice is also borne out by Allāh God in His Qur’an: Abraham prayed for an heir and is given a son; then he had a vision about him sacrificing this son–(Qur’an 37:100-111), and AFTERWARDS Abraham was promised Isaac as stated in verses 112-113: “And We gave him the good news of ISAAC, a prophet, a righteous one. And We blessed him (Abraham) and Isaac.”
Allāh blessing Abraham as Muhammad Ali explains: “Abraham and Isaac are spoken of distinctly to show that by blessing Abraham is here meant blessing his descendants through Ishmael.”
Muslims who say that the Qur’an is not clear about which son was the intended sacrifice are to study the Qur’an carefully).
WE -MUSLIMS- BELONG!
- The Torah –The Five Books of Moses. The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1962.
- That Prophet Mohammad’s duty was only to deliver the Message of the Qur’an and NOT enforce it is cemented in the following verses from Allāh:
- “thou art not one to compel them. So remind by means of the Qur’an him who fears My warning”–(Qur’an 50:45).
- “And if thy Lord had pleased, all those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them. Wilt thou then force men till they are believers?”–(Qur’an 10:99);
- “And say: Truth is from your Lord; so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve”–(Qur’an 18:29);
- “There is no compulsion in religion”–(Qur’an 2:256);
- And obey Allāh and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away. the duty of Our Messenger is only to DELIVER (the message) clearly”–(Qur’an 64:12; also 3:19; 5:92, 99; 13:7, 40; 16:82; 24:54; 29:18; 46:35).
- “Tell those who believe to forgive those who fear not the days of Allåh that He may reward a people for what they earn. Whoever does good it is for himself, and whoever does evil, it is against himself; then to your Lord you will be brought back”–(Qur’an 45:14-15).
- “Hindu gods ‘drink’ sacred milk offerings” Toronto Star, Friday, September 22, 1995, p. A2. “Milk-lapping Hindu statue draws crowds,” Toronto Star, Saturday, September 23, 1995, p. A25.
“Believers have flocked to the temples since word came from India early Thursday that Ganesh statues were “drinking” milk offerings;” “Spoonfuls of milk –homogenized, 2 percent, even skim– are slurped up when placed against Ganesh’s stubby, milky-white tusks.”?
In contrast, God[?] gives Christians signs of the non-existent Virgin floating about [to strengthen their faiths?].
- The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, pp. 78-81.
- I have also heard of Christians giving money to a poor Muslim [improving his condition] to convert, so as to influence other Muslims in his area to convert to Christianity. And aforetime there was what was known as “rice” Christians –using food as weapon to convert the hungry to Christianity.
And many years ago, during an in-house presentation, it was stated that in India Christians are giving apples to poor children and telling them that Jesus sent it. What a maroon! Jesus could not find figs for himself on earth to eat and he is sending apples from heaven to others –this Christian’s God/son of God was not only ignorant of the season for figs; he was so disappointed and despondent at his lack of fore-knowledge that fig was not in season and so frustrated at his powerlessness to produce fruit he cursed the helpless and blameless fig tree to death–(Mark 11:11-14, 20-21. Please note: this is the Christians’ Jesus; for the Muslims’ Jesus read the Qur’an).
And Ahmed Deedat has shown in his booklet Is the Bible God’s Word? that:
whereas the word “VIRGIN” in Isaiah 7:14 has been replaced with the phrase “a young woman” in the RSV Bible;
the word “BEGOTTEN” of “begotten son” of John 3:16, has been “excised;”
the verse of 1-John 5:7 which speaks of the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost [the Trinity] “has also been scrapped from the RSV” Bible;
and the verses of Mark 16:19 and Luke 24:51 which refer to the Ascension of Jesus were “expunged” but later “restored to the text,”
Deedat notes that while these terms have been “unceremoniously excised” from English Bibles, they are retained in the Bible’s nearly 1500 other non-English languages.
Such is Christian’s desperation and deception to snare the innocent natives into eating the “body” and drinking the mythical “blood” of Jesus Christ (spiritual cannibalism). This must be the lowest depths of spiritual depravity.
But this is hardly surprising. People who would adulterate their Bible, their Book of God, –the very God from Whom they seek their daily bread, and on Whose “right hand” they want to sit– would probably do anything else.
And considering that Paul, who was not only a self-admitted liar and who forged his own “gospel” but as he confessed caught people through “crafty”ness, and “guile,” Christians seem to be imitating Paul in their mission of propagating lies, falsehood and blasphemy.
- This is not to say that all members of these various communities are against Ishmael/Muslims.
- Qur’an 3:72: “And a party of the People of the Book say: Avow belief in that which has been revealed to those who believe, in the first part of the day, and disbelieve in the latter part of it, perhaps they may turn back.”
Malik Ghulam Farid comments:
“The Jews were held in high esteem by the pagan Arabs for their religious learning. They took undue advantage of this and thought of a device to turn Muslims away from their faith by outwardly embracing Islam in the early part of the day and giving it up in the latter part, seeking in this way to make the unlettered Arabs believe that something must have been seriously wrong with Islam, otherwise these learned men would not have so hurriedly given it up. But these foolish people made a completely wrong estimate of the invincible faith of the Companions of the holy Prophet.” (Comm. #428).
- Haykal, M. H., The Life of Muhammad, p. 191.
- Ibid. pp. 206-207.
- Ibid; p. 301-302.
- While Muslims commit Atrocities against non-Muslims (and even against each other) they have no assent from Islam. Muslims who commit terrorism invariably give their reason for doing so to be in retaliation for non-Muslims transgression against Muslims.
- After the British gave up its mandate over Palestine. Shortly “after 1945” the American Government, under President Harry Truman, took the lead in the creation of a Jewish State in Palestine. To acquire the two-thirds majority of votes in the UN needed to partition Palestine, Ismail Zayid notes in his booklet, Palestine, A Stolen Heritage (pp. 10, 11):
“Sumner Welles affirmed: “By direct order of the White House, every form of pressure, direct or indirect, was brought to bear by American officials upon those countries outside the Moslem world, that were known to be either uncertain or opposed to Partition.”” And “James Forrestal, then U.S. Secretary of Defense, wrote: “The methods that had been used to bring coercion and duress on other nations in the General Assembly bordered closely on scandal.””
No Court of Justice would view as one’s legal property an item acquired through “pressure” and/or “coercion and duress.” (Where are the Muslim, and other just individuals, legal brains to challenge this illegally created Zionist entity in the World Court?)
- Edward Said The Question of Palestine, p. 224.
- The Islamic Post, International Edition, January 2007; article Zionism, The Media, and World Control (pp. A3, 7).
- See the Internet: Freemasonry Watch. Victor Ostrovsky: How Mossad got America to bomb Libya and fight Iraq http://freemasonrywatch.org/libya.html