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.

a little story

Once upon a time….

There was a rich King who had 4 wives.

He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidante and was always kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her to help him get through the difficult times.

The King’s 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom. However, he did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short.

He thought of his luxurious life and pondered, „I now have 4 wives with me, but when I die, I’ll be all alone.

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, „I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?“

„No way!“ replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, „I have loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?“

„No!“ replied the 3rd wife. „Life is too good!
When you die, I’m going to remarry!“

His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, „I have always turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me? And keep me company?“

„I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!“ replied the 2nd wife. „At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.“

Her answer came like a bolt of thunder and the King was devastated.

Then a voice called out:

„I’ll leave with you and follow you no matter where you go.“ The King looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, she suffered from malnutrition.

Greatly grieved, the King said, „I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!“

In Truth, we all have 4 wives in our lives …

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth.
When we die, it will all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

And our 1st wife is our Parents ,

Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the ego. However, our Parents are the only thing that will follow us and guide wherever we go.

So Love them at our best ….. They need and Love you most!!!
You are their greatest gift

The first step to changing

The first step to changing your situation or to change your life
to something better is to take that first step. 
And that will be in a direction that is out of your comfort zone, 
it will be exciting and scary at once. 

You know that it will mean change, and it will be a change for the better.

There will be some worry, but its time that worry was put 
in the back seat and courage sat in your heart in the front seat. 

Worrying about things that have not happened and are more than 
likely never to happen is a sure way to kill happiness and dreams. 

After taking that first step you will feel so encouraged, because 
you did it on your own. It is always a surprise to realise how much easier 
a walk can get after the first step and we get a rhythm going, then it becomes 
exciting and interesting, and wonder fills our mind, and the want for adventure 
fills our soul. 

And we always will love ourself more when courage takes control 
and leads us to where our heart desires and where God wills us to go. 

– James M Sandbrook~

Love

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings
lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others
including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that
the island would sink, so all of them repaired their boats and left.

Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment, but when
it became evident the island was sinking, Love decided to ask for
help.

Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love said „Richness, can
you take me with you?“ Richness answered, „No, I can’t. There is
a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.“

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful
vessel, „Vanity, please help me!“ „I can’t help you Love. You are
all wet and might damage my boat.“ Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, „Sadness, let me go
with you.“ „Oh…Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!“

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did
not even hear when Love called her!

Suddenly, there was a voice, „Come Love, I will take you.“ It
was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even
forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived at dry land,
the elder went his own way.

Love realized how much he owed the elder and asked Knowledge,
another elder, „Who helped me?“ „It was Time,“ Knowledge
answered. „Time?“ asked Love. „But why did Time help me?“
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, „Because,
only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is.“

Dear Friends, let us continue to love one another,
for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born
of God and knows God.“

Who Was Imhotep?

This article has been copied from the site of Ron Wyatt . It has been shortened for the purpose of this article.

Imhotep In the 3rd Dynasty, there appears on the scene a most incredible individual in the ancient records- a man called „Imhotep“. For many years, Egyptologists had doubted that Imhotep had been a real person- they found it rather difficult to believe the various accomplishments credited to him in the accounts written over a thousand years after he was supposed to have lived. At times, Imhotep has been termed the „Leonardo da Vinci“ of ancient Egypt, but in fact he was more than that. Da Vinci gained the reputation of a genius- Imhotep was eventually elevated to the status of a god weiterlesen

The kingdom of Israel

Ein Artikel in Englisch von http://www.free-minds.org/kingdom-israel .

After over 60 years since occupying the land of Palestine, archeologists are still at a loss to explain why no evidence has been unearthed – despite the numerous digs – to prove the existence of the Kingdom of Israel in this same land as per Jewish claims. In-fact, so critical is this issue to validate Jewish claims over the land of Palestine that digs have been excavated in and around the Temple Mount itself, placing the Dome of the Rock and other historic structures in jeopardy!
This article, will explain, from the Qur’an, the true history that has been eluding the Children of Israel for many generations.

27:76-77 This Qur’an tells to the Children of Israel most of that which they are in dispute over. And it is a guidance and a mercy for the believers.

1. Abraham, after taking a stand against his people’s idolatry, emigrates and settles in the „blessed land“.

21:67-71 “I am fed-up of you and to what you serve besides God! Do you not comprehend?” They said: “If you are to do anything, then burn him, and give victory to your gods.” We said: “O fire, be cool and safe upon Abraham.” And they wanted to plan against him, but We made them the losers. And We saved him and Lot to the land which We have blessed in for the worlds.

The beginning of our story lies with the Prophet Abraham, one of the staunchest and steadfast figures in the Qur’an, who eventually becomes “father of the Prophets” as God blesses Abraham with a covenant that the “Prophethood” and “Scripture” would be forever in his progeny (see 29:27).
Abraham’s origins are unconfirmed in the Qur’an, but the land of Mesopotamia as recorded in Genesis seems to be a reasonable candidate 5,000 years ago as it was a thriving land with culture and sophistication enough to warrant the debate that Abraham had with his people.

2. Lot, who was from Abraham’s progeny, emigrates with Abraham.

6:83-86 And such was Our argument that We gave Abraham over his people; We raise the degree of whom We please. Your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable. And We granted him Isaac and Jacob, both of whom We guided; and Noah We guided from before; and from his progeny is David, and Solomon, and Job, and Joseph, and Moses, and Aaron. It is such that We recompense the good doers. And Zachariah and John, and Jesus, and Elias; all were from the upright. And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot; and each We have preferred over the worlds.
29:26 Lot believed with him and said: “I am emigrating to my Lord. He is the Noble, the Wise.”
Abraham was not alone in his travel towards the Holy Land, for Lot, who was related to Abraham and is recorded in the Qur’an as being from Abraham’s “progeny” emigrated with him.

3. Abraham and Ismail raised the foundations of the Temple and called all people to the pilgrimage.

2:127 And as Abraham raised from the Sanctuary its foundations, along with Ishmael: “Our Lord accept this from us, You are the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.”
22:27 And call out to the people with the Pilgrimage, they will come to you walking and on every transport, they will come from every deep enclosure.
After residing for sometime in the Holy Land, Abraham goes about with his son Ismail to raise the foundations of the Temple and to call the people for the Pilgrimage.

4. The location of the Temple was in a place called „Bakka“.

3:96 The first Sanctuary established for the people is the one in Bakk’a, blessed, and a guidance for the worlds.

Psalms 84:6-7 [Who] passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.
The area of the Holy Land in which the Temple was raised has been recorded by the Qur’an as having the name “Bakka”, a name which appears in the Torah (Psalms 84:6) and is associated with the land of Jerusalem (see article “Where Was Mohammed” for a more detailed research).

5. Some of Abraham’s progeny resided in a valley area not very far from the Temple.

14:37 “Our Lord, I have resided part of my progeny in an uncultivated valley near your Restricted Sanctuary. My Lord, so that they may hold the contact prayer. So let the hearts of the people incline towards them and give provisions to them of the fruits that they may give thanks.”
While Ismail would have been a full grown man at the time, it is very likely that the person being referred to in 14:37 is Lot who we are told was from Abraham’s “progeny” (see 6:83-86). If so, then this would bring the town of Lot within the vicinity of the Temple.

6. The town of Lot is destroyed for its sins.

54:33-34 The people of Lot rejected the warners. We sent upon them projectiles. Except for the family of Lot, We saved them at dawn.
The town of Lot, which appears to have been situated near a main travel way (see 15:76-77), is believed to have been located in the area around the Dead Sea, which would make its location some 20-40 kilometers from the Temple in Jerusalem.

7. Parts of the town of Lot were left standing as a sign to mankind.

29:34-35 “We will send down upon the people of this town an affliction from the heaven for what wickedness they were in.” And We left remains of it as a clear sign for a people who comprehend.
The remains of the ancient mountain dwellings around the area of the Dead Sea are the most likely candidate for being the original town of Lot as the Qur’an prophesized it was to be “left as a sign”. Also, the fact that Mohammed’s people used to reside in and around this region of Northern Arabia as being descendants of the Nabateans who originated the Arabic language, is again confirmed by the Qurans revelation that the people of Mohammed used to pass the remain of Lot “by day & night” (see 37:133-138).

8. Abraham had Isaac in his old age, and lived to witness the birth of Jacob afterwards.

11:71-72 And his wife was standing, so she laughed when We gave her the good news of Isaac, and after Isaac, Jacob. She said: “O my! Shall I give birth when I am an old woman, and here is my husband an old man? This is indeed a strange thing!”

9. Jacob (Israel) had twelve sons, amongst which was Joseph, who was sold into „Misr/Egypt““ as a servant.

12:20-21 And they sold him for a low price, a few coins of silver, and they regarded him as insignificant. And he from Egypt who had bought him said to his wife: “Make his stay generous, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son.” And it was thus that We established Joseph in the land and to teach him the interpretation of the narrations. And God has full control over his situation, but most of the people do not know.
The story of Joseph, chronicled in Sura 12 of the Quran, gives us much detail as to the events that had unfolded between the children of Jacob, and how, after plotting against their brother Joseph, they concoct a false tale of Joseph being eaten by the wolves.
The name “Misr,” which is used in the Quran to describe this land where Joseph was taken, is an ancient name used for the empire of ancient Egypt with the possibly meaning of “civilization” and “country”. This ancient name has been found recorded in Ugaritic inscriptions which refer to Egypt as “Msrm”, in the Amarna tablets it is called “Misri”, and Assyrian and Babylonian records called Egypt “Musur” and “Musri” (see source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizraim).

10. Joseph gains prominence with the King of „Misr/Egypt“ and becomes in-charge of the granaries during the prophesized seven years drought.

12:54-55 And the king said: “Bring him to me so that I may employ him to my person.” So when he spoke to him, he said: “Today you are with us in a high standing and trusted.” He said: “Appoint me over the granaries of the land, for I know how to keep records and I am knowledgeable.”
This “famine stele” records the occurrence of a “7 year drought” in ancient Egypt during the reign of king Djoser (ruled 2691-2625 BC). Joseph, who according the Quran gained much prominence with the king, is assumed to be the legendary “Imhotep” whose name is found recorded in Egyptian inscriptions

11. Joseph is able to bring his entire family to reside with him in Egypt.

12:99-100 So when they entered upon Joseph, he took his parents to him and he said: “Enter Egypt, God willing, in security.” And he raised his parents upon the throne, and they fell
in prostration to Him. And he said: “My father, this is the interpretation of my vision from before. My Lord has made it true, and He has been good to me that he took me out of prison and brought you out of the wilderness after the devil had made bitterness between me and my brothers. My Lord is Kind to whom He wills. He is the Knowledgeable, the Wise.”
As the Quran teaches us, Joseph, after some dramatic exchange with his brothers, is able to bring his parents, brothers, and their entire families, to reside in the land of Egypt for as long as they wish.

12. Generations later, Egypt is ruled by a king who carries the title „Pharaoh“ and the descendants of Jacob are persecuted.

28:3-4 We recite to you from the news of Moses and Pharaoh with fact, for a people who believe. Pharaoh became mighty in the land, and he turned its people into factions; he oppressed a group of them by killing their children and raping their women. He was of those who corrupted.
The Quran is very unique in that it refers to the ruler during the time of Joseph as “King”, yet at the time of Moses, the title has changed to “Pharaoh” which demonstrates that the events are taking place nearly nine hundred years after Joseph as the title “Pharaoh” (meaning “great house”) was first used during the reign of the new kingdom in the middle of the 18th dynasty around the sixteenth century B.C.

13. Pharaoh rules over a large empire with many river streams flowing within.

43:51 And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people: “O my people, do I not possess the kingship of Egypt, and these rivers that flow below me? Do you not see?”

Map of ancient Egypt – with its capital Memphis – during the reign of Ramses II, showing massive areas of control stretching from the Nile tributaries to the Euphrates in present day Syria.

14. One of the key architects and advisor to Pharaoh was „Haamaan“.

28:38 And Pharaoh said: “O commanders, I have not known of any god for you other than me. Therefore, O Haamaan, fire-up the bricks and make for me a high platform, so perhaps I may take a look at the god of Moses; though I think he is one of the liars.”
The name “Haamaan” has been found in ancient hieroglyph translation as meaning “Head of Quarry Workers” as has been appended in a monument honoring the name of Pharaoh indicating a special relation between the two.

15. One of Israel’s Children “Moses” is raised in the house of Pharaoh as one of their own.

28:7-9 And We inspired to Moses’ mother: “Suckle him, and when you become fearful for him, then cast him off in the sea, and do not fear nor grieve. We will return him to you and We will make him of the messengers.” Then the family of Pharaoh picked him up, so he would be an enemy to them and a source of sadness. Certainly, Pharaoh and Haamaan and their troops were wrongdoers. And the wife of Pharaoh said: “A pleasure to my eye and yours, so do not kill him, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son;” while they did not perceive.
Mostly out of envy for the wealth and prosperity that the Children of Israel have been able to gain over the centuries spent thriving in the land of Egypt (see 20:87, 28:76), the Egyptians, led by Pharaoh, begin a campaign of persecution and hostility towards the descendants of Jacob. In one of the many miracles that God chooses to support Moses, the mother of Moses, fearing that her newborn son would be killed by the Egyptians, is inspired by God to place her son in a crib and to place the crib on the shores of the sea where it is found by the wife of Pharaoh.

16. Moses kills an Egyptian in a fight and flees Egypt for Midyan.

28:15 And he entered the city unexpectedly, without being noticed by the people. He found in it two men who were fighting, one was from his clan, and the other was from that of his enemy. So the one who was from his clan called on him for help against his enemy, whereby Moses punched him, killing him. He said: “This is from the work of the devil; he is an enemy that clearly misleads.”
28:20-22 And a man came running from the farthest part of the city, saying: “O Moses, the commanders are plotting to kill you, so leave immediately. I am giving you good advice.” He exited the city, afraid and watchful. He said: “My Lord, save me from the wicked people.” And as he traveled towards Midyan, he said: “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to the right path.”
Years later, Moses, now a man, wanders into town where he is involved in an altercation in which he punches an Egyptian causing his death. Being fearful that he will be arrested and executed, Moses flees to the land of Midian.

17. After leaving Midyan with his family, Moses speaks with God at the “burning bush” and is sent back to Egypt to free the Children of Israel.

20:10-13 When he saw a fire, he said to his family: “Stay here, I have seen a fire, perhaps I can bring a piece from it, or find at the fire some guidance.” So when he came to it he was called: “O Moses.” “I am your Lord, so take off your slippers; you are in the holy valley Tuwa.” 20:13 “And I have chosen you, so listen to what is being inspired.
After spending a number of years in Midian, and having begun anew migration with his family, Moses sees a burning light on the right side of the valley wall, where, upon closer inspection, he finds that the Lord God is speaking to him.

18. Moses, along with Aaron, arrive to Pharaoh – seeking the release of the Children of Israel – with 9 signs from God.

20:41-47 “And I Have raised you for Myself.” “Go, you and your brother with Our signs, and do not linger from My remembrance.” “Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed.” “So say to him soft words, perhaps he will remember or be concerned.” They said: “Our Lord, we fear that he would let loose upon us, or transgress.” He said: “Do not fear, I am with you, I hear and I see.” So come to him and say: “We are messengers from your Lord, so send with us the Children of Israel, and do not punish them. We have come to you with a sign from your Lord, and peace be upon those who follow the guidance.”
Moses, along with Aaron, are sent to the Pharaoh of Egypt to demand the release of the Children of Israel. Moses is supported by nine wondrous signs, all of which are rejected by Pharaoh and his commanders.

19. Moses manages to escape with the Children of Israel by a crossing in the sea, while Pharaoh and his troops are drowned.

2:49-50 And We saved you from the people of Pharaoh, they were afflicting you with the worst punishment; they used to slaughter your children, and rape your women. In that was a great test from your Lord. And We parted the sea for you, thus We saved you and drowned the people of Pharaoh while you were watching.
The possible crossing point for the Children of Israel seems most likely to be the Gulf of Suez, which is 12 miles wide at its narrowest point. The Gulf of Aqaba is also a possibility; however, judging by the events of the Quran in which Moses is being chased by Pharaoh on the morning following their escape (see 26:60) the first point of contact with the Gulf of Suez seems to be the more likely.

20. God ensures preserves the body of Pharaoh as a sign for mankind.

10:92 “This day, We will preserve your body, so that you become a sign for those after you.” But most of the people are unaware of Our signs!
The above is a photo of Ramses II, who seemed to have died around the age of 91, and in whose stomach were found traces of salt – indicating possible death by drowning. The age of this Pharaoh is very indicative as the Pharaoh of Moses lived a very long age evidenced by him raising Moses when he was a babe, and then having the same Moses approach him decades later with the request to release the Children of Israel.

21. Moses is given the Torah, written on stone tablets.

2:50-53 And We parted the sea for you, thus We saved you and drowned the people of Pharaoh while you were watching. And We appointed a meeting time for Moses of forty nights, but then you took the calf after him while you were wicked. Then We forgave you after that, perhaps you would be thankful. And We gave Moses the Book and the criterion, perhaps you would be guided.
7:142-145 And We appointed for Moses thirty nights and completed them with ten, so the appointed time of his Lord was completed at forty nights. And Moses said to his brother Aaron: “Be my successor with my people and be upright, and do not follow the path of the corrupters.” So when Moses came to Our appointed time, and his Lord spoke to him, he said: “My Lord, let me look upon you.” He said: “You will not see Me, but look upon the mountain, if it stays in its place then you will see Me.” So when his Lord revealed Himself to the mountain, He caused it to crumble; thus Moses fell unconscious. When he awoke, he said: “Glory to You, I repent to You and I am the first of those who believe.” He said: “O Moses, I have chosen you over the people with My message and My words; so take what I have given you and be of the thankful.” And We wrote for him on the tablets from all things a lesson, and detailing all things. Take it with strength and order your people to take the best from it. I will show you the abode of the wicked.
After crossing the sea, Moses spends a period of 40 nights waiting before the Lord God spoke with him. It was during this momentous event that God gave Moses the Torah, written on stone tablets.

22. Moses, in his anger at seeing the Children of Israel worshipping the golden calf, smashes the Tablets of the Torah.

Upon Moses’s return from the meeting with the Lord God, he finds his people have taken up a “golden calf’ made from the excessive ornaments and gold that they had brought with them out of Egypt. Also, this statue was special in that it could make the sound of a real calf, after being infused with some sand taken from where the magical staff of Moses had rested (see 20:88, 20:96).

23. The Children of Israel settle in a town by the sea, near which 12 springs are made to gush forth from the rocks.

7:160-161 And We separated them into twelve patriarch nations; and We inspired Moses when his people wanted to drink: “Strike the stone with your staff,” thus twelve springs burst out of it. Each people then knew from where to drink. And We shaded them with clouds and We sent down to them manna and quail: “Eat from the good things that We have provided for you.” They did not wrong Us, but it was their souls that they wronged. And they were told: “Reside in this town and eat from it as you please, and say: “Our load is removed,” and enter the passageway by crouching, We will forgive for you your wrongdoings, and We will increase for the good doers.”

2:57-60 And We shaded you with clouds, and sent down to you manna and quails: “Eat from the goodness of the provisions We have provided you.” They did not wrong Us, but it was their souls that they wronged. And We said: “Enter this town, and eat from it as you wish bountifully. And enter the passageway by crouching, and say: “Our load is removed,” so that your wrongdoings will be forgiven, and We will increase for the good doers.” But the wicked altered what was said to them to a different saying, thus We sent down upon the wicked an affliction from the heavens for what wickedness they were in. And Moses was seeking water for his people, so We said: “Strike the stone with your staff.” Thus twelve springs exploded out of it; each people then knew from where to drink. “Eat and drink from the provisions of God, and do not roam the earth as corrupters.”
Settling in a small sea side town that they have come across, the Children of Israel quickly find that their large numbers are depleting all natural resources, thus God inspires Moses to use his magical staff to produce 12 springs from which each tribe amongst the Children of Israel would know from where to drink. The Children of Israel are also blessed with special food of quails and manna supplied by God.

24. The Children of Israel head back to Egypt.

2:61 And you said: “O Moses, we will not be patient to one type of food, so call for us your Lord that He may bring forth what the earth grows of its beans, cucumbers, garlic, lentils, and onions.” He said: “Would you trade that which is lowly with that which is good?” Descend Egypt, you will have in it what you have asked for. And they were stricken with humiliation and disgrace, and they remained under the wrath of God for they were disbelieving in the revelations of God, and killing the prophets without right; this is for what they have disobeyed and transgressed.
Having become fed-up from living in the wilderness – even though God had supplied the Children of Israel with abundant water, quail and manna – the Israelites ask Moses to return them to the land of Egypt where they can produce the food they have become accustomed to. This request comes as there is no longer any threat to the Israelites from Pharaoh or his commanders who have all been drowned in the sea before their eyes.

25. The Children of Israel finally head towards the holy land – but, due to refusing to fight, it becomes forbidden to them for 40 years.

5:21-22 “O my people, enter the holy land that God Has decreed for you, and do not turn your backs, or you will become losers.” They said: “O Moses, in it are a mighty people, and we will not enter it until they leave from it. So when they leave from it, then we will enter.”
5:26 He said: “It has become restricted to them for forty years, and they will be lost in the land.” Do not be sorrowful over the wicked people.
After an unknown period of time spent back in Egypt – a gathering of the Children of Israel, along with Moses and Aaron, finally make their way towards the Holy Land – but upon reaching the gates, they refuse to enter the holy land thus incurring God’s wrath.

26. Moses and Aaron decide to abandon the Children of Israel – God separates the Children of Israel, each group going its own way.

5:24-25 They said: “O Moses, we will never enter it as long as they are in it, so go you and your Lord and fight, we will stay right here!” He said: “My Lord, I do not possess except myself and my brother, so separate between us and between the wicked people.”
7:168 And We divided them through the land as nations. From them are the upright, and from them are other than that. And We tested them with good things and bad, perhaps they will return.
Having become fed-up with the continuous rejection and blasphemy of the Children of Israel, Moses decides to abandon them to their fate – whereby God decrees that they are to be divided into groups, spread throughout the lands.

27. Generations later, one gathering of the Children of Israel, who were being persecuted by their neighbors, establish the “Kingdom of Israel” with “Saul” being its first appointed king.

2:246-247 Did you not note the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, they said to their prophet: “Send us a king that we may fight in the cause of God;” he said: “Are you not concerned that if fighting is decreed for you, you will then not fight?” They said: “And why should we not fight in the cause of God when we have been expelled from our homes along with our children.” So it was, that when fighting was decreed for them they turned away, except for a few of them! God is fully aware of the wicked. And their prophet said to them: “God has sent Saul to you as a king.” They said: “How can he have the kingship when we are more deserving than him, and he has not been given an abundance of wealth?” He said: “God has chosen him over you and increased him in knowledge and physical stature.” God grants His sovereignty to whom He chooses; and God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable.
A depiction of Saul – the first King of Israel – who managed to establish a Kingdom with the knowledge of military might and the support of one of God’s prophets.

28. The remains of the Torah, broken by Moses, are brought to be housed under this new kingdom.

2:248 And their prophet said to them: “The sign of his kingship shall be that he brings to you the ark in which there is tranquility from your Lord and the legacy of what was left behind by the descendants of Moses and the descendants of Aaron being carried by the angels. In this is a sign for you if you are believers.”
A most momentous event takes place with the crowing of Saul, the long lost Ark of the Covenant, which houses the broken fragments of the Torah – lost since after the refusal of the Israelites to enter Palestine – reemerges at the hands of God’s angels.

29. David becomes the second king of Israel, after defeating Goliath and his troops.

2:251 So they defeated them with the permission of God, and David killed Goliath, and God gave him the kingship and the wisdom and taught him what he wished. And if it were not for God defending the people against themselves, then the earth would have long been corrupted; but God has bestowed grace upon the worlds.
In one of the decisive battles at the time, an Israelite by the name of David slays the leader of the enemy army “Goliath” and thus gains much status becoming Israel’s next king and a prophet of God.

30. The Kingdom of Israel is situated in a mountainous land.

„So We gave Solomon the correct understanding, and both of them We have given wisdom and knowledge. And We committed the mountains with David to praise as well as the birds. This is what We did. (21:79)
The depictions of the Quran tell us that the land in which this Kingdom of Israel is one surrounded by mountains that glorify with David.

31. Solomon inherits the kingship from David.

27:16 And Solomon inherited from David, and he said: “O people, we have been taught how to understand the speech of the creatures that fly, and we have been given from everything. This is indeed an evident grace.”
Having developed into a formidable nation, Solomon inherits the Kingdom from his father David.

32. The Kingdom of Israel was a considerable distance from the holy land.

21:81 And to Solomon the gusting winds run by his command all the way to the land which We have blessed in. And We were aware of everything.
Further evidence that the Kingdom of Israel was not situated in the Holy Land in the Quranic description of Solomon having the power over the winds to send them TO the Holy Land (meaning they were in a place far off).

33. The Kingdom of Israel was near the land of Sheba.

27:20-22 And he inspected the birds, then said: “Why do I not see the hoopoe, or is he among those absent?” “I will punish him severely, or I will kill him, else he should have a clear excuse.” But the hoopoe did not stay away long, then he said: “I have seen what you do not know, and I have come to you from Sheba with news which is certain.”
The Hoopoe, with its short wingspan, can generate speeds of around 25-30 miles/hour. Thus, for the Hoopoe to return in a short time, indicates the proximity of Sheba to the Kingdom of Solomon.
As for the location of Sheba, that has been determined archeologically to be in Southern Arabia. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1082648.stm
http://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSScience0009/12_sheba.html
The above map depicts the estimated location of the Kingdom of Israel – which is around the mountain range of Southern Arabia known today as “Asir”.

34. Sheba submits to God under the influence of Solomon.

27:44 It was said to her: “Enter the palace.” So when she saw it she thought there was a pool, and she uncovered her legs. He said: “It is a palace paved with crystal.” She said: “My Lord, I have wronged myself; and I submit with Solomon to God, Lord of the worlds.”
Above painting shows a depiction of the grandeur of Solomon’s Kingdom upon receiving the female leader of Sheba. Solomon is accredited in the Quran as being ruler over one of the most powerful Kingdoms to ever emerge on Earth.

35. The Kingdom of Israel is wiped out due to the transgression of its later generations.

17:4-5 And We decreed to the Children of Israel in the Book, that you will make corruption twice on the earth, and that you will become very high and mighty. So, when the promise of the first one comes to pass, We would send against you servants of Ours who are very powerful, thus they managed to breach your very homes, and this was a promise which has come to pass.
The most likely force that attacked and destroyed the Kingdom of Israel for its transgression was the “Kingdom of Babylon” led by its king Nabuchadnezzar II, as images found in ancient Babylon have depicted Jewish prisoners taken after a Babylonian attack on Israel.

36. Jesus, supported by powerful miracles, is sent to preach to the Children of Israel.

3:47-50 She said: “My Lord, how can I have a son when no human being has been with me?” He said: “It is thus that God creates what He wills, when He decrees a command, He merely says to it ‘Be,’ and it is.” And He teaches him the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel. And as a messenger to the Children of Israel: “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord; that I create for you from clay the form of a bird, then I blow into it and it becomes a bird with the permission of God, and I heal the blind and the lepers, and give life to the dead with the permission of God, and I prophesize for you what you shall eat and what to store in your homes. In that is a sign for you if you are believers.” “And authenticating what is between my hands of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was made unlawful to you; and I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so be aware of God and obey me.”
5:46 And We sent in their footsteps Jesus, son of Mary, authenticating what was present with him of the Torah. And We gave him the Gospel, in it is a guidance and a light, and authenticating what was present with him of the Torah, and a guidance and a lesson for the righteous.
The most prominent grouping of the children of Israel, after the fall of the Kingdom of Israel, seems to have been centered in and around the Holy Land, where the Messiah Jesus appeared and preached the message of God to the Jews of the land – passing on his teachings in the form of the “Gospel” as he roamed the towns of area.

37. Jesus is rejected and persecuted by the Children of Israel – who demand his death.

4:157-158 And their saying: “We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, messenger of God!” And they had not killed him, nor crucified him, but it appeared to them as if they had. And those who dispute are in doubt regarding him, they have no knowledge except to follow conjecture; they did not kill him for a certainty. Instead, God had raised him to Himself; and God is Noble, Wise.
As is the case with most Prophets, Jesus was denied and his death was sought by the very Jews to whom he was preaching. Under the jurisdiction of the Roman Empire, Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion, where historical records depict his death as being “abnormally fast” in-line with the Qur’an teaching that God took his life rather than leave him to die at the hands of his enemies.

38. Mohammed – from the lineage of Abraham – is sent with the Quran to preach to the Children of Israel, as well as mankind.

61:6 And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: “O children of Israel, I am a messenger of God to you, authenticating what is between my hands of the Torah and bringing good news of a messenger to come after me whose name will be ‘most acclaimed.’” But when he showed them the clear proofs, they said: “This is clearly magic”

Born from the progeny of Abraham, and raised in the land of Arabia (the Nabateans – based in Northern Arabia – were the founders of the Arabic language), the Prophet Mohammed emerges around the 7th century A.D. to proclaim the final revelation to humankind – the Quran – and to deliver to the Children of Israel residing in that region God’s message as prophesized by the Prophet Jesus before him.

39. The Children of Israel, gain power and influence more than ever and regroup into one place.

17:6 Then We gave back to you your independence from them, and We supplied you with wealth and sons, and We made you more influential.

17:104 And We said after him to the Children of Israel: “Dwell on the earth, then, when the time of the second promise comes, We will bring you all together as a mixed crowd.”
The prophesized rise to power and regrouping of the Children of Israel came to fulfillment in 1948 with the declaration of the “State of Israel”. This is the first time since the Exodus, and the second time since the Kingdom of Israel, that a large mass of the Children of Israel has come together in one place.

40. The end of “new Israel” will come at the hands of those who are Monotheists, as they will retake the Temple as they had done under centuries ago.

17:7 If you do good, then it will be good for you, and if you do bad, then so be it. But when the promise of the second time comes, they will make your faces filled with sorrow and they will enter the Temple as they did the first time, and they will strike down all that was raised up.

The sad truth for the Children of Israel is, as their rise to power and gathering has been prophesized in the final Scripture over 1,400 years ago – so has their undeniable end and destruction. The ungodly actions of the Children of Israel – coinciding with this second rise of power – have ensured that their fate is sealed and that God’s system is moving towards events that will bring about this end.

We ask that God have mercy on the souls of those amongst them who will still listen to the truth and amend their ways before the eventual end is here.

The Arabs Continuously Refashion Islam

Mumin Salih 

A few months before her tragic death, princess Diana started dating Dodi Al Fayed, the late son of the Arab billionaire Mohammed Al Fayed. The relationship made the headlines for weeks and was a source of happiness, even pride, to most Arabs. It is very common for Arab men to date white British women, but Diana was a special woman, being a highly celebrated British princess. The Arabs’ happiness was short lived and turned to anger after the tragic accident. Mohammed Al Fayed and the  Arabs in general are still adamant that Diana was pregnant from Dodi, although forensic tests ruled that out.

Most of those who followed the story, including the Arabs, did not notice the irony. The Arabs, who are known to kill their own daughters for dating strangers, did not mind Dodi to date Diana and even have sex with her! To be fair to Islam, it doesn’t discriminate between men and women who commit adultery; adultery is an adultery.  There are no exceptions in Islam and all men and women who commit adultery must be stoned to death; dating a celebrity or a royal makes no difference.

Diana’s story is mentioned because of its familiarity, but similar stories take place everyday and everywhere in the Islamic world. Such stories are so common that we don’t even notice them. I had an old friend who visited me briefly while on his way to visit his son in university. The man was obviously very proud of his son who was “handsome and the girls were mad of him”. He proved his point by showing some digital images of the young man with his mates, boys and girls. This man would kill his daughter for any suspicion of having boyfriends.

The above stories expose the Arabs’ inherent double standards in implementing Islam. They were jubilant, that one of them managed to make it to the heart of the most celebrated British princess, who became pregnant from him. They portrayed Dodi as a kind of champion, or a conqueror, and believed that the humiliated British establishment has intentionally out pregnancy to deny the Arabs that honor. In the midst of their elation, the Arabs overlooked the fact that pregnancy must be preceded by sexual intercourse, which might be OK for Diana but is a matter of life and death to Dodi, who was a muslim.

There will be more examples on how the Arabs adjust Islam to suit their interests. The above two examples do not only confirm that the Arabs automatically maneuver Islam to suit their needs, but they also expose the complex relation between the Arabs and sexuality.

Why an Arab may feel proud of his son’ actions but would be ashamed and consider killing his daughter for doing the same?

Arab societies and sexuality

The Arabs perceive sexual relationship as a game with two players with the woman being the permanent loser. While a sporty feeling prevails within marriage, the situation is completely different for extra marital relationships. Sex is the most important issue in the minds of most Arabs, whether men or women, yet they are conditioned to pretend as if the issue does not exist at all! The strict segregation rules between the sexes, and many other reasons beyond the scope of this article, all contribute to this psychological mystery. An Arab woman is brought up to believe that her priority in life is to protect her private parts from men, except her husband. Failure to achieve this protection is considered as the ultimate failure, because the ‘defeated’ woman brings life long shame to herself and to her entire family. A woman is expected to shy away from talking favorably about sex. She is expected to give an impression that she views sex as a disgusting, but unavoidable, act which she only contemplates to fulfill her marital and child bearing duties.

Women are weakness points in the Arab families, especially in Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States. I have no doubt in my mind that if medical science allows parents to control the gender of their babies, the Arabs would all choose to have male babies. The Arab society would become a male only society that seeks wives from the West! Arab men do everything to guard the female members of their families them from predators’ eyes; hence the tradition of women’s full covering and the strict segregation. The aim is: from her birth to her death, a woman should not be seen by male strangers.

The deprivation that results from the lack of exposure to the other sex can force  normal heterosexual men and women to resort to homosexuality. This is a big problem in the Saudi society although the media doesn’t report it or even admit to its existence. When the young Gulf Arabs travel abroad, they do so with sex in their minds and no interest in cultural refinement or enjoying the sunny beaches. In desperation, they may have sex with women of any color, but would rather prey on white European women. They may even justify having sex with Christian or Jewish women as ‘preferable’ on the basis that it inflicts humiliation on the infidels. This kind of justification is common and is ready there in the back of their minds whenever they feel the urge to hurt the enemy.

Adultery in Arab societies becomes a problem only when practiced within the Arab society, because of the consequent inter-family tension. It is difficult for the ‘defeated’ family to live with shame and may resolve to kill the shamed woman, and may be her sexual partner.

Breast Feeding the Adult

Breast feeding the adult is another salient example of the Arabs ongoing refashioning of Islam

A few years ago, Dr. Izzat Attyia, the head of hadith department at Al Azhar University, was asked about the authenticity of a little known hadith in which Mohammed allowed a woman to breast feed an adult servant in order she can keep him working in the house. Mohammed wanted to solve out a problem he created when he banned adoption. A Muslim woman who had an adopted son working for her in the house suddenly became unable to treat him as a son but as a stranger, and had to cover while with him at home, which was about all the time. Mohammed suggested to the woman to breast feed her grown up servant so that she can treat him as a son again. Many Arabs did not like this license from the beginning but many woman made use of it in Mohammed’s time. The hadith is classified as authentic and was recorded in Sahih Muslim’s collection.

Dr. Attyia’s response was that the hadith was authentic and describes how the prophet solved the problem that arises when a man and a woman need to be in the same room. He added: if you like it or not is up to you.

His opinion caused uproar in the Arab world. The conservative Arabs did not like the idea of women breast feeding their colleagues to be allowed to stay together in offices.

Most Arabs did not hear of this hadith and were shocked to know that Sahih Muslim classifies it as authentic. They believed Islam is higher than this and their must be something wrong some where. Muslim clerics from all over the Arab world came to the rescue to restore confidence in Islam. They put the blame on Dr.  Attyia’s misunderstanding of the hadith. They claimed although the hadith was authentic but it was meant to be for a particular woman in a particular time. Dr. Attyia was sacked and the problem was solved!

Once again, the Arabs succeeded to shape Islam to fit their cultural needs. The great scholar  Imam Muslim, would not have included the hadith in his collection if he thought it had no significance to future generations. Besides, other muslim women, in Mohammed’s time, made use of the license embraced in the hadith, which is an indication that the license was for all. The scandal highlights Mohammed’s lack of morality even if the hadith was meant to be for one woman; giving a religious license to one woman to sin is as immoral as giving the license to a group of women to sin. The scandal also exposes, or should expose, the Arabs’ selective ignorance of Islam; the muslim scholars keep the ugly side of Islam hidden away.

Before jumping to the conclusion that the Arabs demonstrated some sensibility by rejecting the above hadith think again. The Arabs rejected the hadith because it does not fit with their needs as no Arab would allow his wife to breast feed her colleagues. On the other hand, they are happy to accept other equally ridiculous, but less authentic hadiths because they happen to fit their needs. Mohammed’s hadith about “fighting the Jews until the stones and trees speak to muslims: there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him” is less authentic and universally accepted by the Arabs. All the Arabs, including their children, know this hadith because it fits perfectly well with their  merciless hate towards the Jews

Pedophilia

Mohammed married Aysha at the age of six years, the wedding was completed when she was nine years. By definition Aysha was a child and Mohammed was a pedophile. Add to this the fact that Islam did not set an age limit for marriage and you conclude that Islam accepts pedophilia. I must admit that the story of Aysha did not disgust me when I was a muslim; I simply believed the official justification that girls used to mature earlier in the hot climate of Arabia. There is no scientific or historical basis for this claim. Rarely, girls may start menstruating early but they are still children and their mental maturity still takes time. Many muslim scholars are aware of the weakness of this defense and try to create an exit by claiming Aysha was older than nine years, which is again not true.

Pedophilia is a psychological disorder; its incidence among the Arabs and Muslims is about the same like other societies. Most muslims are not pedophiles and do not approve of the practice. But the evidence as described above is that Islam permits pedophilia. The muslim countries cannot come to term with such a fact and introduced a lower age limit for marriage ( usually between 16 and 18 years) and describe it as Islamic law although it has no connection to Islam or Mohammed’s example.

Politics

The civil war that followed the murder of Caliph Uthman was nothing more than a power struggle between two groups of Mohammed’s companions (called sahaba) who understood Islam very well. Each group fought the war on the basis to serve Allah and used Islam and the Quran to justify their claims and demonize their opponents, who were also ‘sahaba’. History is rich with similar incidents but we don’t have to go that far because there are more recent examples.

After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Arabs were divided into two groups depending on whether they support or oppose Iraq. The divide was not confined to the governments but involved the people as well. Again each group used the Quran and the Sunna as they employed the Friday’s sermons to justify their cause. The clerics of each camp declared that their soldiers die as martyrs  while their opponents die as infidels.

Suicide Bombing is another area where the Arabs maneuvered Islam. Up to about fifteen years ago, the general consensus among muslims was that Islam forbids suicide and classifies it as a major sin. The Quran orders muslims not to expose their lives to inevitable risks. It is generally believed that if a muslim commits suicide he/she dies as a kafir. After suspected suicides, it is common for the deceased’s family to do everything possible to rule out suicide as a cause of death in an attempt to preserve the deceased’s reputation.  Islam did not make any exceptions to this rule.

Although Islamic history is all about jihad and wars there are no incidents of suicidal fighters. Back in the 1980s, the Sunni Arabs were critical of Iran’s use of human waves in its war with Iraq. However, these same people suddenly changed their minds when suicide bombing proved to be a useful tool in their hands. Muslim clerics world wide welcomed the practice and considered it a top kind of jihad. Only a handful of true pious and uncompromising muslim clerics still condemn it as a sin.

On personal level, the Arabs automatically maneuver Islam whenever the need arises and without being noticed even by themselves. It is amazing how easily and quickly they come up with their justifications.

At a social gathering many years ago, I over heard a pious bearded muslim lecturing his friend about some money saving tricks. At the end he added: ‘Remember it is all halal and ethical, because if you don’t take the money the infidels will make more profits and use it to buy alcohol and commit other sins’. The bearded muslim was actually advising his friend to steel while claiming it was ethically right and permissible by Islam. I know of an Arab who owns a restaurant that serves alcohol outside London. He  justifies his practice on the basis it is difficult to make business in that area without selling alcohol. But it is all OK because he only serves alcohol to infidels to cause them liver damage and he uses the profits that come from alcohol sales to pay the government taxes and uses the the profits from other sales to sustain his family!

Conclusion

From its inception to the present day, Islam never ceased to be a tool in the hands of its believers, especially the Arabs. Mohammed had to change the rules of Islam many times in his life time, which meant he had to cancel the outdated verses and insert new ones to fit the changing circumstances.

Often Islam had to adapt to fit the needs of specific Arab tribes. When Mohammed noticed that many tribes were not happy to read the Quran in Quraish accent, he permitted each tribe to reade the Quran in its own accent! Compare this to the fact that todays non Arabs have to learn a foreign language (Arabic) in order to perform the prayers and read the Quran!

We may never know the true story of the rise of Islam. Mohammed did not leave Islam in a clearly recognized ‘perfect’ shape, but continued to evolve to suit the Arabs changing needs. Mohammed’s death was marked by immediate power struggle and disagreements between his followers. Waves of mass defections of dissatisfies Arab tribes  was soon followed by bloody wars at a scale never known in Arabia. Later divisions between the various Muslim factions resulted in more bloodshed. As Arabia was engulfed with anarchy, the ordinary Arabs had no clue what Islam is about or what it should look like.

From the beginning, the muslims disagreed about how to collect the Quran, and what should or should not be included. While the Quran is formally the book of Islam, it is Mohammed’s hadiths that make Islam. Imams Bukhari and Muslim rejected over 95% of the hadiths that were presented to them as authentic. Those tens of thousands of rejected hadiths indicate that the Arabs had no problems in inserting whatever suits their needs. Islam was modified all the time by individuals and institutions to fit the changing needs of its believers.

 

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