Creation Myths – or the definition of Shirk

It doesn’t seem as though Europagans made a big deal of focusing on a specific creation tale as core to their orthodoxy. Egyptians had five or six different creation myths, you can easily identify three or four different creation myths for the Greeks, poetic tellings of Greek lore. In every one of those cases of pagan creation myths, there is no one creator god. I don’t think that traditional pagandom has a notion of an individual being that created the world. It does seem as though pagan religions had no creator god, even if they did have a „first god“. [Also: Greek myths online]

Everybody understands the idea of a first cause. Monotheism assumes that the first cause goes on to becomes the all creator owner-operator, omnipotent. For pagans, the logical first causes are usually long gone. This makes the current gods of mortals well removed from the first cause, even though the stories are full of individual gods creating individual parts of the world, right down to stories described as happening to humans just like us. For example, there is Athena creating spiders by shriveling Arachne into the first spider. So the creation story in pagan lore is, in a sense, always ongoing.

One of the common first cause stories is the sacrifice of the first being. That’s well reviewed in Norse lore, where the first being, the giant Ymir is formed from frost. The first cause in Norse lore appears to be a cow (Audhumla); fire and ice come together and create rime, and then a cow (also uncreated) comes along and licks the salty rime and so the first being emerges. In time, Odin and his two brothers come along, slay Ymir, and make the world out of his body. The ancient Indo-Europeans generally thought of the sky as a hard bowl of stone which was pierced to allow the light of the upper heavens through it. This is directly reflected in Vedic lore. In one of the Hindu creation stories—and again there are several, in any pagan system you’ll find a number of creation stories—has an overt sacrifice, where the first being is sacrificed, and from his parts are made the world. [Also: Norse lore online]

So the first cause is always long gone, long buried, way in the distant past. The first cause in pagan lore is almost never part of the current management of the cosmos. And I think that leads to the whole notion in paganism of a kind of devolvement of power. Since power isn’t centralized in any one being in pagan lore, there’s not a kind of dependence that monotheism teaches. We don’t find ourselves forced to submit our will to the All-Will in order to be doing what the Divine wants us to be doing. The gods are the biggest, brightest, smartest, oldest beings that are willing to talk to us, and most of the lore makes it clear that there are plenty of other big beings that don’t really talk to us or want anything to do with us, maybe don’t even like us. And then you’ve got the long list of beings that

http://www.adf.org/articles/cosmology/discussing-pagan-theology.html

Norse creation story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_OBq865VjI&feature=related

Hinduism creation story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTy49JlgJZE

Ancient Egyptian creation story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNxZqINCyj4

Ancient Greek creation story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75kDb2OqBWI&feature=related

The Incas creation story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayR4zAV43qk&feature=related

What says Sunni and Shia

 

Just because Sunni and Shia authority CLAIM that the Quran is the first source and primary source in islam, it does not mean in actual REALITY this is true . In fact we know this is not the case at all. Hindus will tell you that Hindusim is monotheism and that these gods are mere representation of the one God who takes many forms depending on function. But the creation stories tell us something very different.

A misinterpreted Verse:


29.63. And if indeed thou ask them who it is that sends down rain from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death, they will certainly reply, „(Allah)!“ Say, „Praise be to Allah.“ But most of them understand not.

This verse seems to have confused
Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab and many Wahhabi authorities. They thought that the pagans acknowledged the oneness of God but fell into shirk because of tawassul to the angels and the dead etc. 

 

Ibn Abdul Wahhab claimed this:

The Arab Pagans believed in Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah  

The belief in Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah was never denied by any of the previous nations, except few who denied the existence of Allah, like Fir’awn (Pharaoh), the atheists and communists of this age. The Arab Pagans amongst whom the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) was sent believed in Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah. They believed in Allah to the extent that they declared Allah as the Supreme Lord. They acknowledged Him as the Creator of the Universe and considered Him to be the Sovereign and the Provider of sustenance,   as is clear from the verses of Soorah al-Muminoon, Allah says: “Say (to the disbelievers): “Whose is the earth and whosoever is therein? If you know!” They will say: “It is Allah” … Say: “Who is the Lord of the seven Heavens and the Lord of the Great Throne?” They will say: “Allah” … Say: “In whose Hands is the sovereignty of everything? And He protects all, while against whom there is no protector, if you know?” They will say: “(All this belongs) to Allah.”[4]

However, the belief in Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah did not make them Muslims, because they lacked Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah (Oneness of Allah’s Worship). Even though, the Arab Pagans believed that Allah was their Lord, they did not direct all forms of worship to Him alone. They believed that Angles and pious people had special status with Allah, and thus could intercede with Allah for them. They would say: “We only worship them so that they may bring us closer to Allah.”[5] Calling upon Allah for one’s needs is a great act of worship, and if it is directed towards other than Allah, it leads to Shirk in the worship. Allah revealed: “They worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are only our intercessors with Allah.”[6]

Thus, Allah declared their act of seeking intercession with Allah as Shirk and termed them as Kafirun and Mushrikeen. He ordered His Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) to proclaim, “I worship not that, which you worship, nor will you worship that which I worship, and I shall not worship that you are worshiping, nor will you worship that which I worship.”[7] These verses of the Noble Qur’aan establish the importance of the Tawheed of worship along with the Tawheed of Lordship. 

Essential Points: From the above, we understand that the Arab Pagans, despite their ignorance and arrogance, completely understood the meaning of Ibaadah (worship). They believed that intercession is a form of worship, and did not deny that calling upon pious people amounted to worshiping them. They would call their idols, ‘Aaliha[8]‘(pl. of Ilah lit. meaning, One, who is worshiped). This is in sharp contrast of the belief of the grave-worshipers of today, who make the engraved as intercessors with Allah, and yet do not consider it to be Shirk!!

http://www.ahya.org/tjonline/eng/02/1tawheed.html

The Belief in Tawhid al Rububiyyah must be accompanies by Tawhid al Uluhiyya- a Claim from Wahabi teachers

 

Following quote are taken from :

http://www.wahhabis.com/articles/asnof-ahmad-bin-ali-al-maqrizi-al-shafii-d-845h-on-tawhid-shirk-rubiyyah-uluhiyyah-shafaaah.cfm


[Tawhid al-Rububiyyah Must Be Accompanied by Tawhid al-Uluhiyyah]. 
And there is no doubt that the Mushriks did not reject Tawhid al-Rububiyyah. Rather they affirmed that He alone, the Sublime, is their creator, and the creator of the heavens and earth, and the one who looks after the affairs of all of the universe. But they rejected Tawhid al-Ilaahiyyah wal-Mahabbah, just as Allaah, the Exalted, stated about them, „And amongst mankind are those who take rivals (in worship) besides Allaah, loving them with the love only due to Allaah. But those who believe are most severe in their love of Allaah“ (2:165). So when they equated others besides Him in this Tawhid, they became Mushriks, justs as Allaah, the Exalted said, „All praise is due to Allaah who created the heavens and earth and made the darknesses and the light. But then those who disbelieve, turn away from their Lord (to other deities).“ (6:1)

The polytheism of the various nations is of two types: Shirk in Ilaahiyyah and Shirk in Rububiyyah.

The Shirk in Ilaahiyyah and Ibaadah (worship) is the predominant one amongst the people of polytheism. This is the shirk of the worshippers of the idols, and worshippers of the Angels, and worshippers of the Jinn, and the worshippers of the Shaykhs and the righteous, both the living and the dead. These are the ones who said, „We do not worship them except that they may bring us closer to Allaah“ (39:3), and that they may intercede for us with Allaah, and that due to their nearness to Allaah and His honouring of them, we may receive nearness and honour, just as it takes place in the [life of the] world, when nearnness and nobility is attained by the one who serves the helpers of the king, and his relatives and his special associates.

All of the Divine Books, from their very first to their last, came to invalidate this madhhab (doctrine), to refute it, and to revile it’s people and to textually state that they are the enemies of Allaah, the Exalted. And all of the Messengers (prayers of Allaah be upon them all) are united upon that, the first of them to the last of them. And Allaah, the Exalted, never destroyed any of the nations except due to this Shirk, and because of it.

What is the conclusion from this claim?

This led some to believe that a mushrik can actually be a believer in one God but is mushrik because he perform tawassul or venerates or elevates something beyond the norm. Its interesting how the Wahhabis kept a blind eye on the Ka’ba . Surely that fits their definition of shirk. Some Quranist actually claimed this. But their definition of shirk was taken from the Wahhabis as they also believed that a monotheist can be mushrik if he prays to something or calls upon something. However, even a casual glance at the creation stories of these pagans tells us a completely different thing. If anything, these people did not even acknowledge God at all in creation and dominion. We have to seperate between what people claim and what they believe in reality. Shirk we can see is in the end a mockery of God. Shirk is a theology as we can clearly see. The creation stories tells us many aspects of their theology. You can not compare sufism or Christianity with any of this. Pagan theology is just radically different than anything in the Abrahamic traditions. They are opposite extremes

 

A Monotheist is never a Polytheist

 

A good way to look at this is picturing a person praying.

Now at first glance it may appear that these people are worshiping the Earth. In fact I pray this way. Not exactly like how a Sunni prays but I do make sujood to the ground and touch my head to the ground. Its just another form of this picture

Here it may also appear that these people are praying to the Ka’ba. But we know that doing sujood to the ground is not worshiping the Earth. But this is the problem when shirk is understood as an act and not a faith.Nobody believes the Ka’ba is a god, just like nobody believes the Earth is a god. But they really are the same form of worship. When you raise your hand to the sky to make dua you are not worshiping the sky.

Its what a person believes that seperates shirk from monotheism. A mushrik prays to what he actually believes is a god.

A deeper look in various creation stories


These creation stories tells us that no matter what justification pagans try to give regarding their faith in God, its all lies. Just like the Quran says.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4-hnhqVPmw&feature=related

Shinto creation story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koxp_q46z0Q

Aboriginal creation story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3XoYZgvEH8


This story is taken from the Book of Creation, the Bundahishn, which dates from the 6th century AD.

In the beginning, there was nothing in the world except Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord, who lived in the Endless Light. And the Evil Spirit, Ahriman, who lived in the Absolute Darkness. Between them lay only emptiness.

One day, Ahura Mazda decided to make different creations. First He shaped the sky made of metal, shinning and bright. Second, He made the pure water. Third, the Wise Lord created the Earth, flat and round with no mountains and valleys. Fourth, He made the plants, moist and sweet with no bark or thorn. Fifth, he created the animals, big and small. Then he created the First Man, Gayomard, bright, tall, and handsome. And lastly, he created Fire and distributed it within the whole creation. The Wise Lord ordered Fire to serve the mankind in preparing food and overcoming cold.

The Evil Spirit peeked out of his dark world to see the Wise Lord’s beautiful creations. The Wise Lord called him and said, „Evil Spirit! Aid my creatures and give them praise so that you will be immortal.“

The Evil Spirit snarled, „Why should I aid your creatures? Why should I praise them? I am more powerful! I will destroy you and your creatures for ever and ever.“ Then he crawled back to his dark side to shape demons, witches, and monsters to attack the Endless Light.

The Wise Lord was All-knowing. He knew the Evil Spirit was making demons to destroy His good creations, and He also knew there would be a great battle with the Dark. So the Wise Lord fashioned six Spirits-the Holy Immortals- to guard His creations against the Endless Dark. The Wise Lord shaped the Holy Immortals from His own soul, each having His own nature.

The first Holy Spirit was Khashathra, the Righteous Power, who became the guardian of the sky. Then the Wise Lord created Haurvatat, the Peace and Perfection. She became the protector of waters. Next was Spenta Armaiti, the Holy Devotion. She guarded the Earth. The other Holy Spirit, Ameretat, the Immortality, became the protector of plants. Vohu Manah, the Good Mind, was the fifth Holy Spirit. He chose to protect the animals. And Asha Vahishta, the Justice, became the guardian of Fire. Lastly, the Wise Lord made His own Holy Spirit the protector of the mankind.

Ahriman saw the Wise Lord’s Holy Immortals and was enraged. He cried, „Ahura Mazda! I will destroy you and all your creations. You will never be victorious!“

So, he and his demons attacked the God’s creations one by one.

They tried to destroy the water but they could only bring bitterness to it. They tried to destroy the Earth but they could only put mountains and valleys. They tried to wither the plants but the plants only grew horns.

The Evil Spirit and his demons brought sadness against happiness, pain against pleasure, pollution against purification and death against life. They attacked Gayomard, the First man, and gave him sickness and death.

The Evil Spirit thought he had destroyed the mankind and became victorious against the Light! But he was ignorant and foolish.

When Gayomard, the First Man, died from his bones grew a rhubarb plant. After forty years, a man and a woman, Mashya and Mashyana, grew out of the rhubarb plant. Mashya and Mashyana promised the Wise Lord that their children would help Him in His battle with Ahriman. Mashyana then gave birth to fifteen twins and every pair scattered around the world and became a race.

Then each person followed the good thoughts, good deeds, and good words. Each became the follower of the Wise Lord in His battle with the Evil Spirit.

http://www.zoroastriankids.com/creation.html

The Babylonian Creation Story (Enuma elish)

Like the Greek Theogony, the creation of the world in the Enuma elish begins with the universe in a formless state, from which emerge two primary gods, male and female:

When the skies above were not yet named
Nor earth below pronounced by name,
Apsu, the first one, their begetter,
And maker Tiamat, who bore them all,
Had mixed their waters together,
But had not formed pastures, nor discovered reed-beds;
When yet no gods were manifest,
Nor names pronounced, nor destinies decreed,
Then gods were born within them. (Dalley 233)

Apsu, the male „begetter,“ is the sweet waters, while Tiamat, the female „maker,“ is the bitter, salt waters. Sweet and salt water mingle together at the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, site of the origins of Mesopotamian civilization. Some translators see the word „maker“ in line 4 not as an adjective describing Tiamat but as another god, named Mummu, who emerges at the same time. As you might expect, Mummu means „maker,“ „form,“ „mold,“ or „matrix.“ Besides being Apsu’s vizier, Mummu is the mold or the undifferentiated substance from which things are made. Like Eros at the beginning of the Theogony, this Mummu-power is necessary to get the job of birth-creation going. Stephanie Dalley notes that „the bit-mummu was the term for a workshop that produced statues of deities“ (274). N. K. Sandars, however, sees mummu as potential, or entropy (27). In this early period, nothing is named yet because nothing has appeared or been created yet. Notice that pasture-land must be formed–wrested from the desert by the hard work of digging and irrigation. The reed-beds mentioned in line 6 are handier than one might think: in southern Iraq today, the marsh dwellers live and work in floating houses and boats made from the reeds in the reed-beds. The „destinies“ mentioned in line 8 are somewhat like the Sumerian me–cultural patterns and ways of living.

After the waters of Apsu and Tiamat mix, the gods Lahmu and Lahamu („slime, mud“) emerge. And from this pair come Anshar („whole sky“) and Kishar („whole earth“), meaning perhaps „the horizon, the circular rim of heaven and the corresponding circular rim of earth“ (Jacobsen 168). Anshar and Kishar give birth to Anu, the sky god, who in turn begets what one translation calls „his likeness“ (Heidel 18) Ea, the trickster god of the flowing waters, who is familiar to us as Enki.

The young Ea was stronger than his father, and like any youngster he was fond of running around, playing with some other new gods (his brothers). All this noise and commotion disturbed Tiamat, „roiled Tiamat’s belly“ (Jacobsen 179). Apsu grew angry, but Tiamat, like many moms, put up with the noise much better than dad.

http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/Enuma_Elish.html

Mayan Creation Myth

The myth of Maya creation as recorded in the Popul Vuh starts with One Ahuapu (the first father) walking past the mouth of a cave. The gods of the underworld call out to him and invite him to come down and play a ball game. He takes the bait and descends into the darkness, where the gods immediately behead him. They hang his severed head in a Calabash tree.

Shortly thereafter, the daughter of one of the gods walks by and stops and speaks to the hanging head. The head spits into her hand. Naturally she becomes pregnant, and is banished from the underworld. In due course she gives birth to twin boys (the Hero Twins). They grow into strong young lads.

After hearing the story about their father, the Hero Twins decide to go in search of him. They find the mouth of the cave (Xibalba), challenge the gods to a ball game, and win. Then thru a series of tricks in which one brother kills the other and then brings him back to life, followed by the second brother repeating the performance, the gods are dumbfounded.

Finally, one said „Can you do that for me?“. „Sure“ said the twins, at which point they dutifully stepped forward to fulfill the god’s request, and slayed him. Then, instead of bringing him back to life, they resurrect their long dead father and head for the surface. The father, following the twins, sees corn along the trail, and takes an ear.

As they reach the surface, the Hero Twins pass thru Xibalba and rise into the sky to become the Sun and Moon. The father emerges from the cave as the God of Maize, and is greeted by the first sunrise of the Maya world.

All Maya everywhere believe that they are the descendants of that one ear of corn. That is the definition of who is a Maya and who is not.

Somewhere in the Maya world tonight an old man will gather young children around a fire and tell them this story, as it has been told for over 5000 years. Scenes from it are found in Maya art from the very earliest examples. It is a fundamental piece of the Maya culture, mythology, and religion. It is the most important piece of literature ever produced in the western hemisphere, and is generally unknown.

http://www.atitlan.net/maya/mayan-creation-myth.htm

Vikings Creation Story

The Vikings believed that, once, there was no planet Earth. That there was only an empty space where we are now, in the universe. To the North of that empty space was a world called Nifliem, dark and misty, where there was a well from which eleven rivers ran, and some giants lived.

To the South of that empty space was another world, Muspell. This was fiery and hot, and was where the giant Surt lived.

A time came, when the rivers from the frozen North reached the fiery South, and from the joining together of hot and cold, sprang a new giant called Ymir, and it was from Ymir that the new Earth world first came. Created with a giant, by the giants of the North and South.

The earth was made from Ymir’s flesh, the mountains from his bones, the rocks from his teeth and jaws. The seas and lochs were made from his icy blood and the clouds were made from his brain. In the sky, these giants from North and South set sparks as stars, creating night and day, sun and moon, and so the world was born.

Now this Earth had a vast ocean and on its farthest shore lay Jotunheim, the home of the frost giants, and on the nearest shores and islands lived the new people. The first man and woman were created from a tree and a creeper, the Ash tree, which were found a sea shore, and these people were given spirits, understanding, movement and the five senses.

The growing people looked upon the beings North and South of the now filled empty space, as gods, and in the middle of their world they built Asgard, and here stood Valhalla. Valhalla was the home to their greatest god, Odin and a hall of fame where all the great Viking warriors went after death. Odin lived there with his wolves and two ravens. The ravens were called Thought and Memory, who flew all over the world then returned to whisper to Odin what was happening in the world.

http://tribes.tribe.net/b9b544af-89e5-4aa7-8dec-c917f83c3bd7/thread/6d6408ca-f851-4d58-bfa1-1aca7c7a0c4c

An African creation story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdrvoXIH-uc

Some various African creation stories. The first one (Bantu tribe) is presented in the video I posted.

Boshongo(Bantu Tribe):

In the beginning there was only darkness, water, and the great god Bumba. One day Bumba, in pain from a stomach ache, vomited up the sun. The sun dried up some of the water, leaving land. Still in pain, Bumba vomited up the moon, the stars, and then some animals: the leopard, the crocodile, the turtle, and, finally, some men, one of whom, Yoko Lima was white like Bumba.
Dogon:

At the beginning of time, Amma (a supreme god who lived in the celestial regions and was the origin of all creation) created the Earth and immediately joined with it. But the Earth’s clitoris opposed the male penis. Amma destroyed it, circumcising his wife, and they had a child, Ogo, and the twins, the Nommo.  Ogo had no partner and was barren, so he introduced disorder into the world by committing incest with his mother, Earth. The first menstrual blood came from this union, as well as Yeban and Andumbulu, the spirits of the underworld.
Amma created the stars by throwing pellets of earth into space. He created the sun and moon by modelling two white earthenware bowls, one encircled with red copper, the other with white copper. Black people were born under the sun and white people under the moon. (The latter paragraph is quoted in L.V.Thomas, Les Religions de L’Afrique noire, Paris, 1969)

Efik(Central Nigeria):

The creator, Abassi, created two humans and then decided to not allow them to live on earth. His wife, Atai, persuaded him to let them do so. In order to control the humans, Abassi insisted that they eat all their meals with him, thereby keeping them from growing or hunting food. He also forbade them to procreate. Soon, though, the woman began growing food in the earth, and they stopped showing up to eat with Abassi. Then the man joined his wife in the fields, and before long there were children also. Abassi blamed his wife for the way things had turned out, but she told him she would handle it. She sent to earth death and discord to keep the people in their place.

Ekoi(South Nigeria):


In the beginning there were two gods, Obassi Osaw and Obassi Nsi. The two gods created everything together. Then Obassi Osaw decided to live in the sky and Obassi Nsi decided to live on the earth. The god in the sky gives light and moisture, but also brings drought and storms. The god of the earth nurtures, and takes the people back to him when they die. One day long ago Obassi Osaw made a man and a woman, and placed them upon the earth. They knew nothing so Obassi Nsi taught them about planting and hunting to get food.

Ethiopia:


Wak was the creator god who lived in the clouds. He kept the vault of the heavens at a distance from the earth and covered it with stars. He was a benefactor and did not punish. When the earth was flat Wak asked man to make his own coffin, and when man did this Wak shut him up in it and pushed it into the ground. For seven years he made fire rain down and the mountains were formed. Then Wak unearthed the coffin and man sprang forth, alive. Man tired of living alone, so Wak took some of his blood, and after four days, the blood became a woman whom the man married. They had 30 children, but the man was ashamed of having so many so he hid 15 of them. Wak then made those hidden children into animals and demons.

Fans(Bantu):


In the beginning there was nothing but Nzame. This god is really three: Nzame, Mebere, and Nkwa. It was the Nzame part of the god that created the universe and the earth, and brought life to it. Whle the three parts of Nzame were admiring this creation, it was decided to create a ruler for the earth. So was created the elephant, the leopard, and the monkey, but it was decided that something better had to be created. Between the three of them they made a new creature in their image, and called him Fam (power), and told him to rule the earth. Before long, Fam grew arrogant, he mistreated the animals and stopped worshipping Nzame. Nzame, angered, brought forth thunder and lightning and destroyed everything that was, except Fam, who had been promised immortality. Nzame, in his three aspects, decided to renew the earth and try again. He applied a new layer of earth to the planet, and a tree grew upon it. The tree dropped seeds which grew into more trees. Leaves that dropped from them into the water became fish, those that dropped on land became animals. The old parched earth still lies below this new one, and if one digs deep enough it can be found in the form of coal. Nzame made a new man, one who would know death, and called him Sekume. Sekume fashioned a woman, Mbongwe, from a tree. These people were made with both Gnoul (body) and Nissim (soul). Nissim gives life to Gnoul. When Gnoul dies, Nissim lives on. They produced many children and prospered.

Wahungwe(Zimbabwe):


Maori created the first man, Mwuetsi, who became the moon. Maori gave him a ngona horn filled with ngona oil and told him he would live at the bottom of the waters. Mwuetsi objected and said he wished to live on the land. Maori reluctantly agreed, but said Mwuetsi would give up immortality if he did. After a while Mwuetsi complained of loneliness, so Maori sent him a woman, Massassi (the morning star), to keep him company for two years. Each night they slept on opposite sides of a campfire, until one night Mwuetsi jumped over the flame and touched Massassi with a finger he had moistened with the ngona oil. In the moning Massassi was huge, and soon gave birth to plants and trees until the whole earth was covered by them. At the end of two years Maori took Massassi away. Mwuetsi wept for eight years, at which time Maori sent him another woman, Morongo (the evening star), saying that she could stay for two years. On the first night Mwuetsi touched her with his oiled finger, but she said she was different than Massassi, and that they would have to oil their loins and have intercourse. This they did, this night, and every night thereafter. Every morning Morongo gave birth to the animals of creation. Then she gave birth to human boys and girls, who became full-grown by that very same evening. Maori voiced his disleasure with a fierce storm, and told Mwuetsi he was hastening his death with all this procreation. Morongo, ever the temptress, instructed Mwuetsi to build a door to their habitat so that Maori could not see what they were doing. He did this, and again they slept together. Now in the morning Morongo gave birth to violent animals; snakes, scorpions, lions, etc. One night Morongo told Mwuetsi to have intercourse with his daughters, which he did, thereby fathering the human race.

Yoruba: 


In the beginning was only the sky above, water and marshland below. The chief god Olorun ruled the sky, and the goddess Olokun ruled what was below. Obatala, another god, reflected upon this situation, then went to Olorun for permission to create dry land for all kinds of living creatures to inhabit. He was given permission, so he sought advice from Orunmila, oldest son of Olorun and the god of prophecy. He was told he would need a gold chain long enough to reach below, a snail’s shell filled with sand, a white hen, a black cat, and a palm nut, all of which he was to carry in a bag. All the gods contributed what gold they had, and Orunmila supplied the articles for the bag. When all was ready, Obatala hung the chain from a corner of the sky, placed the bag over his shoulder, and started the downward climb. When he reached the end of the chain he saw he still had some distance to go. From above he heard Orunmila instruct him to pour the sand from the snail’s shell, and to immediately release the white hen. He did as he was told, whereupon the hen landing on the sand began scratching and scattering it about. Wherever the sand landed it formed dry land, the bigger piles becoming hills and the smaller piles valleys. Obatala jumped to a hill and named the place Ife. The dry land now extended as far as he could see. He dug a hole, planted the palm nut, and saw it grow to maturity in a flash. The mature palm tree dropped more palm nuts on the ground, each of which grew immediately to maturity and repeated the process. Obatala settled down with the cat for company. Many months passed, and he grew bored with his routine. He decided to create beings like himself to keep him company. He dug into the sand and soon found clay with which to mold figures like himself and started on his task, but he soon grew tired and decided to take a break. He made wine from a nearby palm tree, and drank bowl after bowl. Not realizing he was drunk, Obatala returned to his task of fashioning the new beings; because of his condition he fashioned many imperfect figures. Without realizing this, he called out to Olorun to breathe life into his creatures. The next day he realized what he had done and swore never to drink again, and to take care of those who were deformed, thus becoming Protector of the Deformed. The new people built huts as Obatala had done and soon Ife prospered and became a city. All the other gods were happy with what Obatala had done, and visited the land often, except for Olokun, the ruler of all below the sky.

Zimbabwe:


Modimo was the creator. He distributed good things, appeared in the east and belonged to the element water. At the same time he was a destroyer, a terrifying creature responsible for drought, hail, cyclones and earthquakes. When these things happened he appeared in the west and was part of the element fire. Modimo was also sky and light, earth and root. He was unique and singular. He had no ancestors, no past or future. He pervaded the whole of creation. His name was taboo and could be spoken only by priests and seers.

These people didn’t believe in no tawheed al rububiyya or whatever they call it man. These people didn’t believe in any kind of tawheed whatsoever. They believed in a childish sopa opera. Its a mockery of God and His creation. Its a denial of God and worshiping imagination instead.

„We did not create the heavens and the earth and that between them in play. We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know.“ [Quran 44: 38-39]

How true.

I have now presented evidence from all continents of the Earth. Not one ever believed God is the sole creator and sustainer. This notion that the pagans of Mecca believed that God was the sole creator and sustainer but were mushriks because they practiced tawassul is simply incorrect. The fact that they believed God has daughters says it all. Very typical of pagan theology.This notion that the Ka’ba is an idol and tawaf is shirk is simply incorrect. Shirk is another ball game altogether.  Shirk is nothing but fairy tales and mockery. Its the deliberate denying of God.

 

What is the result ?

…“Islamic and tribal Tuareg groups took advantage of the March 22 military coup in Bamako to push government forces out of northern Mali, an area the size of France and Belgium, including the cities of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu.
 
UNESCO, the world’s main watchdog over the safety of some of history’s greatest treasures and most threatened cultural exhibits, designated Timbuktu a heritage site in 1988.
 
Beyond its historic mosques, Timbuktu has 16 cemeteries and mausolea, according to the UNESCO website.
 
It is also home to nearly 100,000 ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 12th century, preserved in family homes and private libraries under the care of religious scholars….“
 
Read more:
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/africa/hardline-islamists-destroy-muslim-religious-shrines-in-timbuktu
 
All of this senseless violence and destruction of history is because of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab claim that the pagans of Mecca used to believe that God is the sole sustainer and creator but were mushriks because they practiced tawassul.

This is what ignorance can do. Abdul Wahhab did not do any research on paganism or gave us any facts from pagan traditions but simply interpreted some verses of the Quran. He talked about Tawheed but knew nothing about it. We are told in the Quran to research and seek knowledge. But no such research was done by him. This is now a huge fitna. He was wrong. No pagan tradition in the history of mankind believed in God being the sole creator and sustainer.  They would not be pagans by definition.

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