Islam – Prehistory, Myths & Present (VI)

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Muslims circumambulating the Kaaba.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tsabaism – Origin Of Abrahamic Religions

In his book Origines, Vol III & IV, Sir W. Drummond writes : “Tsabaism was the universal language of mankind when Abraham received his call, and their doctrines were probably extended all over the civilized nations of Earth.”

In all probability, Tsabaism is a corruption of the word Shaivism which is part of the Vedic religion. On page 439 of this book, Sir Drummond mentions some of gods of pre-Islamic Arabs, all of which were among the 360 idols that were consecrated in the Kaaba shrine before it was raided and destroyed by Muhammad and his followers.

Here are some of the Arab deities mentioned and their Sanskrit names :


Arabic                                   Sanskrit                                    English

Al-Dsaizan                             Shani                                          Saturn

Al-Ozi or Ozza                       Oorja                                           Divine Energy

Al-Sharak                              Shukra                                         Venus

Auds                                      Uddhav                                          –

Bag                                        Bhagwan                                     God

Bajar                                      Vajra                                             Indra’s Thunderbolt

Kabar                                    Kuber                                            God of Wealth

Dar                                        Indra                                               King of gods

Dua Shara                            Deveshwar                                    Lord of the gods

Habal                                     Bahubali                                        Lord of Strength

Madan                                   Madan                                            God of Love

Manaph                                 Manu                                               First Man

Manat                                    Somnath                                         Lord Shiva

Obodes                                 Bhoodev                                         Earth

Razeah                                 Rajesh                                             King of kings

Saad                                    Siddhi                                               God of Luck

Sair                                      Shree                                               Goddess of wealth

Sakiah                                 Shakrah                                           Indra

Sawara                                Shiva-Eshwar                                 God Shiva

Yauk                                     Yaksha                                            Divine being

Wad                                     Budh                                                Mercury

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Sangey Aswad And Pre-Islamic Gods

An Alternate View

From its appearance, The Black Stone seems to be Shiva’s linga emblem. The term is a corrupted form of the Sanskrit word Sanghey Ashweta, meaning : non-white stone. It still survives in Kaaba as a primary object of veneration. 

There have been concerted attempts by Saud rulers to eliminate any evidence that would impair the authority of Islam, and hence their own as keepers of the holiest two shrines at Mecca and Medina. But for that, if archaeological excavations could be undertaken, all other idols too could be found buried in Kaaba precincts or trampled underfoot in labyrinthine subterranean corridors.

The Black Stone is badly mutilated; its carved base has disappeared, and the stone itself is broken at seven places. Its parts are now held together by a silver band studded with silver nails. It lies half buried in the South East portion of the Kaaba Wall. The term Kaaba itself appears to be a corruption of the Sanskrit word Gabha ( Garbha + Griha ), which means “sanctum sanctorum.”

In addition, in inscriptions from Hajja and its neighborhood was found a votive vessel dedicated by members of two tribes called Rama and Somia. Rama and Soma are Vedic deities… Rama is of the Solar dynasty and Soma of the Lunar one.

The moon god was called by various names in pre-Islamic times; one of them was Allah. Allah had 3 children : Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Manat. Al-Lat and Al-Uzza were both feminine deities. Alla is also another name for the Hindu goddess Durga. It is likely that the goddess Al-Lat was Alla ( Durga ) and Al-Uzza was Oorja ( energy or life force, also known as Shakti ).

Manat may have been none other than Somnath, which is another name for Lord Shiva. One significant point to note is that Soma, in Sanskrit, means Moon and Nath means Lord. Thus the Kaaba itself seems to have been dedicated to the Moon God Somnath, alias Shiva, and the word Somnath was corrupted to Manat.

As observed, the famous Black Stone could have been none other than the Shiva linga of Makkeshwar, alias Mecca. Lord Shiva is always shown with a crescent Moon on his head and every Shiva temple is supposed to have a sacred water spring, representing the Ganges. The Crescent Moon pinnacle of the Kaaba and the Zamzam spring ( actually Zamza, from Ganga ) seem testimonies to the Vedic connections of Kaaba.

Sahih Bukhari Vol 2, Book 26, No 689

Narrated by Abu Huraira :

In the year prior to the last Hajj of the Prophet,

when Allah’s Apostle made Abu Bakr the leader of the pilgrims,

the latter ( Abu Bakr ) sent me in the company of a group of people

to make a public announcement –

No pagan is allowed to perform Hajj after this year;

and no naked person is allowed to perform Tawaf of the Kaaba.’

Can you imagine naked pagans and Muslims performing Tawaf ?

Among Hindus though, Naga ascetics do not cover their bodies

with anything except ash !


Tradition proclaims that Mohammed’s grandfather dug the well of Zamzam and dedicated it to Asaf and Neila. He almost sacrificed his son, Mohammad’s father, to the two stone idols … a very distinct pagan practice !

http://www.brotherpete.com/hajj_umrah.htm#al_safa_al_marwah

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Islam – Prehistory, Myths & Present (IV)

 

Pre – Islam And The New Religion : Dominance and Discord

Age of the Caliphs
Age of the Caliphs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Islam is more than a religion. It also conceives of a state upholding a totalitarian political ideology that aims to overthrow all systems of governments and establish a worldwide theocratic dictatorship. In that aspect, Islam is comparable with Marxist-Leninism, Maoism, erstwhile Colonial excuse of “white man’s burden,” and Vatican’s programme for “growing its flock” through induced conversions.

There are some materials on which to base a description of pre-Islamic religion, particularly in Mecca and the Hejaz, a region in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia. The book originally compiled by Ibn Ishaq around 740 AD, The biography of the Prophet, gives an insight into the conditions pervailing in Mecca around Prophet’s time. The Qur’an, and the Hadith with recorded oral traditions, give some hints as well. Islamic commentators have elaborated these hints into an account that, while coherent, is doubted by academics in part or in whole.

Many of the tribes in Arabia practiced Judaism. Christianity is known to have been active in the region before the rise of Islam, especially unorthodox, possibly gnostic forms of it. Before the emergence of Islam, the Ka’aba in Mecca housed the idols of 360 Arab deities and would eventually be destroyed by the followers of Muhammad, when the prophet took the city in 630 CE. Muhammad’s pre-revelation beliefs came from the Hanifs, derived from Rabi`ah Bedouins; they were a group of Arab monotheists in the Abrahamic tradition.

Some of the elders of Muhammad’s Quraish family, and Muhammad himself when he was young, were in fact the most ardent worshippers and priests at the Kaaba shrine, around which the whole of the transit town came up. The great change which the self-declared prophet later sought to effect was seen as needless, monumentally hideous, and unviable to boot. He had it imposed through force and fear. Most apostasised after Muhammad’s death, and the same methodology had to be adopted all over again by Abu Bakr.

The people of Mecca, and subsequently of the rest of Asia, opposed the monochromatic beliefs of Islam and the dry artless way of life it recommended, such as are in practice even today in the Arabian peninsula. Contrary to how most people in Asia lived, the Islamic society was without individual freedoms of expression and thought, music and choice of avenues for creative fulfillment. It was way different, abominal to many, from the free and colourful way in which people before its rise or outside its pale lived, dressed and believed, expressed sadness and joy, worshipped and sang, and partook in each other’s lives without a religious authority cracking a whip, snooping upon them and regulating their priorities.

No religious wars were fought among people in North Arabia untill then, though the South saw such battles between Jews and Christians, particulary when Nu Dhuwas converted to Judaism. Muhammad’s new religion brought irreconciliable values into their midst, which finally led to ”jihad” and genocide at Medina. For a time, Muhammad embraced the peace of Sakina – the spirit of tranquillity related to the Hebrew Shekhinah. He agreed to terms in the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, but only for a while. When he had the force of numbers, the ‘prophet of peace’ turned away from the spirit of concord and marched upon Mecca, smashed the idols of Kaaba, and ordered the slave singer Sarah to be killed the same day. Other singers, who sang in praise of beauty and diversity, had their tongues cut out. Centuries old shrines of the Goddess were desecrated and destroyed.

Before Islam, the Kaaba was a holy shrine where all religions were respected. From time to time, leading thinkers and poets would converge at Kaaba in that spirit of cooperation, made it possible by their acceptance of all manner of viable life views. The place provided a space of indwelling tranquility, in which women were safe from any threat of violence or enforced cloistering. They were able to freely express themselves and act as they saw fit. It was the home ground in which both sexes could meet in safety from repression, where all people could describe their life accounts and spiritual experiences on an equal footing. 

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Gabriel disclosed the ‘truth’ to Muhammad in the mountain cave of Hira Parvat and gave Muhammad the Quran. I do not know what to make of the fact that the name ” Hira Parvat ” consists of two words with origins in the Indian sub-continent; both the terms ” hira ” and ” parvat ” are still commonly used by natives of the Indian peninsula when they wish to mean “diamond” and “mountain” !

Allah” was a pre-existing deity in pagan Arabia. In pre-Islamic days, which Muslims refer to as Jahaliyah or “Covered In Ignorance,” or Days of Ignorance, the religious background of the Arabs was pagan and animistic. Through moon, sun, stars, planets, animals, wells, trees, stones, caves, springs and other natural objects, people could establish a connection with their respective deity.

At Mecca, “Allah” was the chief of the gods and the special deity of the Quraish community, the Prophet’s own tribe. Allah had three daughters : Al Uzzah (Venus), most revered of all and pleased with human sacrifice; Manah, the goddess of destiny; and Al Lat, the goddess of plant world. The three daughters of Allah were considered very powerful over all things. Therefore, their intercession on behalf of the worshiper was of great significance. 

How did the pre-Islamic Arabs live ?

Why did they oppose the prophet ?

In pre-Islamic period, every household among the settled traders or agriculturists had an idol of a god or goddess. There were hundreds of sacred groves, places of pilgrimage, and temples that were sanctuaries containing images of the entire range of diverse gods.

The temples, in addition to being the religious focus of the Arabs, were also cultural centres of learning. It was the venue of literary and poetry competitions, and of glorious festivals that were held from time to time throughout the year.

The virtues most prized by people of Arabia were bravery in battle, patience in misfortune, loyalty to one’s tribe, and generosity to the needy and the poor. They proudly upheld the value of tolerance in matters of religious practice and belief. The respect they showed towards other people’s religions were fully in keeping with their evolved tradition.

The status of women was that of pride and equal respect. How could it be otherwise with a people whose deities were goddesses ! Women married men of their choice and were financially independent. They were entrepeneurs, artisans, poets and even warriors. The woman Muhammad married later in life, Khadija, was not only a wealthy merchant but also in a position to choose her own husband.

Curiously, and very pertinently, Hind bint ‘Utbah was the wife of Muhammad’s early chief enemy, Abu Sufyan, who was then the Chief of Mecca. It must again be mentioned in passing that the name – Hind – has its obvious origin in the Indian subcontinent.

The proud spouse participated in the battlefield when Muhammad thrust a war upon her people. And when Abu Sufyan, her husband, surrendered Mecca to Muhammad without a fight, she caught hold of him in the marketplace and cried, “Kill this fat greasy bladder of lard ! What a rotten protector of the people !“

While baptising Hind into his new faith, Muhammad asks her not to commit adultery. And she, claiming her heritage and established practice that then prevailed, defiantly reminded him : ” A free woman does not commit adultery !“

Tradition admits that ” Muhammed’s grandfather and uncles were hereditary priests of the Ka’aba temple, which housed 360 idols.” There are elements in current Islamic practice, of circumambulation around the Ka’aba and of veneration for Sangey Aswad or the Black Stone embedded in the south-east wall of Ka’aba, which connect its pre-Islamic past with Hindu custom.

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Overall, Islam is unviable and incompatible with the rest of mankind, and there is an immediate need in all non-Islamic societies to remove the Islamic belief system out of their values perspective, in order to still be open to the other religions and diverse faiths.  With its divisive and barbaric commands for believers against all disbelievers, the Muslim’s violent prosecution of Jews, Zoroastrians, Shias, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Bahai, Ahmadis… has continued right upto modern times.

Journal : April 12, 2012 : Friends, Women & Pre – Islamic Mecca

The Fascinating Story continues…

HOW THE PRE-ISLAMIC ARABS LIVED,

AND WHY THEY OPPOSED THE SELF-DECLARED PROPHET… ( II )

In pre-Islamic period, every household had an idol of a god or goddess. There were hundreds of sacred groves, places of pilgrimage, and temples that were sanctuaries containing images of the entire range of diverse gods.

The temples, in addition to being the religious focus of the Arabs, were also the cultural centres of learning. It was the venue of literary and poetry competitions, and of glorious festivals that were held from time to time throughout the year.

The virtues most prized by people of Arvasthan ( in Sanskrit, for Arabia ) were bravery in battle, patience in misfortune, loyalty to one’s tribe, and generosity to the needy and the poor. They proudly upheld the value of tolerance in matters of religious practice and belief. The respect they showed towards other people’s religions were fully in keeping with their spiritual tradition evolved from past.

The status of women was that of pride and equal respect. How could it be otherwise with a people whose deities was the goddesses ! Women married men of their choice and were financially independent. They were entrepeneurs, artisans, poets and even warriors ! The woman Muhammad married later in life, Khadija, was not only a wealthy merchant but also in a position to choose her own husband.

Curiously, and very pertinently, Hind was the wife of Muhammad’s chief enemy, Abu Sufyan. The name can have its origin nowhere other than in the Hindu culture rooted and still prevailing in the Indian subcontinent ! Even as a speck of evidence that remains, after the thorough destruction that Muhammad perpetrated in Mecca and the region there about, the name – Hind – is definitely a sign of the presence of Hindu culture and practice in pre-Islamic Mecca. It adds to the etymological evidence obtained from the fact that the name of the cave, ‘ Hira Parvat,’ in which Muhammad had his first supposed ‘ epiphany,’ sounds very Indian,  as both the terms ” hira ” and ” parvat ” are most widely used by people in the Indian subcontinent even now, meaning ” diamond ” and ” mountain ” respectively.

Hind, proud spouse of the Prophet’s enemy, herself participated in the battlefield when Muhammad thrust a war upon her people. Hind opposed the destroyer tooth and nail. She followed her husband in battle and, when Abu Sufyan, her husband, surrendered Mecca to Muhammad without a fight, she caught hold of him in the marketplace and cried, “Kill this fat greasy bladder of lard ! What a rotten protector of the people ! ”

While baptising Hind into his new faith, Muhammad asks her not to commit adultery. And she, claiming her heritage and established practice that then prevailed, defiantly reminded him : ” A free woman does not commit adultery ! ”

 

POET UNCLE

The Encyclopedia Islamia admits that ” Muhammed’s grandfather and uncles were hereditary priests of the Ka’aba temple, which housed 360 idols. The Hindu connection seems fairly certain if we consider the fact that the Arabs still have a Mahadevi sect.

Muhammad’s own uncle, Umar-Bin-E-Hassham, was a staunch votary of the cultural and panentheistic traditions of Hindustan and a fervent devotee of the Great Lord, Mahadev. He was a renowned poet and wrote many verses in praise of Mahadev, which is an epithet of Lord Shiva. One of his poetic works has survived on page 235 of Sair – Ul – Okul and reads as follows :

Kafavomal fikra min ulumin Tab asayru Kaluwan amataul Hawa was Tajakhru We Tajakhayroba udan Kalalwade-E Liboawa Walukayanay jatally, hay Yauma Tab asayru Wa Abalolha ajabu armeeman MAHADEVA Manojail ilamuddin minhum wa sayattaru Wa Sahabi Kay-yam feema-Kamil MINDAY YaumanWa Yakulum no latabahan foeennak Tawjjaru Massayaray akhalakan hasanan KullahumNajumum aja- at Summa gabul HINDU

 

which translates as:

The man who may spend his life in sin and irreligion, or waste it in lechery and wrath, if at least he relents and returns to righteousness, can he be saved ?

If but once he worships Mahadeva with a pure heart, he will attain the ultimate in spirituality. Oh, Lord Shiva, exchange my entire life for but a day’s sojourn in India where one attains salvation.

But one pilgrimage there secures for one all merit and the company of the truly great.

 

UNVIABLE ISLAM

Overall, there is an immediate need to strip Muhammad out of our values perspective in order to still be open to all other religions.  With him in the picture, we have to deny the truth of all those who came after him vide a command of the Prophet, which has led to Muslim prosecution of Jews, Shias, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Bahai, among others, right upto the modern age.

We are also compelled to question the validity of all those who came before him since Muhammad’s teachings and actions are very different from those whom he claimed to follow.

 

ALLAH

Of the God that Muhammad declared as his own, Allah is not a proper name. It is a title like “ the king ” or “ the president.” It is composed of the definitive article al and ilah ( which means god.) So Allah means “ the god.”  As it came up, and meant, in the times of Muhammad, the word Allah refered to the biggest god in Ka’aba, the greatest god, which happened to be Habaal ( or Hubal ), the moon god.

Arabs called Habaal by its title, just as the British call Elizabeth II by her title, “ the Queen.” However, Habaal is not the same as Yahweh.  It is composed of Ha and Baal. Ha, in Hebrew, is the definitive article and Baal, in the Bible, is rejected as a false god.  Habaal was the god of Moabites denounced in the Bible.

The fact that the Allah, greatest god, of Arabs was Habaal, the moon god, is evidenced also in the symbol of Islam, the crescent moon.

Arab speaking Christians and Jews also called their god Allah, but they meant the god of Israel, Yahweh, not the Moon god of Arabs. It was like people in different kingdoms calling their monarch, “ the king.” They did not intend the same monarchs. Likewise, Allah of Israel and Allah of Arabs were two different deities.

 

FOOTPRINTS

The Kaba temple, which was misappropriated and occupied by Muslims, was probably an International Vedic Shrine. The ancient Vedic scripture, Harihareswar Mahatmya, mentions that Lord Vishnu’s footprints are consecrated in Mecca.

An important clue to this fact is that Muslims call this holy precint Haram which is a deviation of the Sanskrit term Hariyam, i.e. the precint of Lord Hari alias Lord Vishnu.

The relevant Sanskrit stanza reads :

“Ekam Padam Gayayantu Makkayaantu Dwitiyakam Tritiyam Sthapitam Divyam Muktyai Shuklasya Sannidhau”

The allusion is to the Vamana incarnation of Lord Vishnu, whose blessed feet were consecrated at three holy sites, namely… Gaya, Mecca and Shukla Teertha.

 

VERSE FROM 1859 BC – 385 AD

This poem was written by Labi-Bin-E- Akhtab-Bin-E-Turfa, who lived in Arabia around 1850 BC, some 2300 years before Mohammed ! This verse can be found in Sair – Ul – Okul which is an anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It was compiled in 1742 AD under order of the Turkish Sultan Salim.
“Aya muwarekal araj yushaiya noha minar HIND-e Wa aradakallaha manyonaifail jikaratun”

“Oh the divine land of HIND (India) (how) very blessed art thou ! Because thou art the chosen of God, blessed with knowledge.”
“Wahalatijali Yatun ainana sahabi akha-atun jikra Wahajayhi yonajjalur -rasu minal HINDATUN “


“That celestial knowledge which like four lighthouses shone in such brilliance through the (utterances of) Indian sages in four-fold abundance.”
“Yakuloonallaha ya ahal araf alameen kullahum Fattabe-u jikaratul VEDA bukkun malam yonajjaylatun”


“God enjoins on all humans follow with hands down the path of the Vedas, which lay out the divine precepts.”

“Wahowa alamus SAMA wal YAJUR minallahay Tanajeelan Fa-e- noma ya akhigo mutiabay-an Yobassheriyona jatun”


“Bursting with (Divine) knowledge are SAM & YAJUR bestowed on creation. Hence, brothers, respect and follow the Vedas, the guides to salvation.”
“Wa-isa nain huma RIG ATHAR nasayhin Ka-a-Khuwatun Wa asant Ala-udan wabowa masha -e-ratun”


“Two others, the RIG and ATHAR teach us fraternity. Sheltering under their lustre dispels darkness till eternity.”

 

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The following poem was written by Jirrham Bintoi who lived about 405 AD, 165 years before Muhammed was born. It is in praise of India’s great King Vikramaditya, who had lived 500 years before Bintoi. The poem was found in the Ka’aba and included in Sair – Ul – Okul.
“Itrasshaphai Santul
Bikramatul phehalameen Karimun
Bihillahaya Samiminela
Motakabbenaran Bihillaha
Yubee qaid min howa
Yaphakharu phajgal asari
nahans Osirim Bayjayholeen
Yaha sabdunya Kanateph natephi
bijihalin Atadari Bilala masaurateen
phakef Tasabahu. Kaunni eja majakaralhada
walhada Achimiman, burukan, Kad, Toluho
watastaru Bihillaha yakajibainana baleykulle amarena
Phaheya jaunabil amaray Bikramatoon”

~  Sair-ul-Okul, Page 315

 

Translated, it means…

Fortunate are those who were born during King Vikram’s reign.

He was a noble, generous and dutiful ruler devoted to the welfare of his subjects.

But at that time, we Arabs, oblivious of divinity, were lost in sensual pleasures.

Intrigue and torture was rampant and the darkness of ignorance had enveloped our country.

Like the lamb struggling for its life in the cruel jaws of a wolf, we Arabs were gripped by ignorance. The whole country was enveloped in a darkness as intense as it is on a New Moon night.

But the present dawn and pleasant sunshine of education is the result of the favor of that noble king Vikram, whose benevolence did not lose sight of us foreigners, as we were. He spread his sacred culture amongst us and sent scholars from his own land, the  brilliance of which shone on our country like that of the sun.

These scholars and preceptors, through whose benevolence we were once again made aware of the presence of god, introduced us to His secret knowledge. They, who put us on the road to truth, had come to our country to initiate and educate us in their culture.
Thus we can see that Vedic religion and culture were present in Pre-Islamic Arabia as early as 1850 BC and as around the time of Mohammed’s birth.

 

In his book Origines, Volumes 3 & 4, Sir W. Drummond adds : Tsabaism was the universal language of mankind when Abraham received his call, and their doctrines were probably extended all over the civilized nations of Earth.”
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THE VEDIC CULTURE

Tsabaism is merely a corruption of the word Shaivism which is a part of Vedic religion. On page 439 of this book, Sir Drummond mentions some of gods of pre-Islamic Arabs, all of which were among the 360 idols that were consecrated in the Ka’aba shrine before it was raided and destroyed by Muhammad and his followers.

 

Here are some of the Arab deities mentioned and their Sanskrit names :
Arabic                                           Sanskrit                                       English

Al-Dsaizan                                  Shani                                           Saturn

Al-Ozi or Ozza                            Oorja                                             Divine energy

Al-Sharak                                    Shukra                                         Venus

Auds                                             Uddhav                                        –

Bag                                               Bhagwan                                     God

Bajar                                             Vajra                                             Indra’s thunderbolt

Kabar                                           Kuber                                           God of wealth

Dar                                                Indra                                             King of gods

Dua Shara                                  Deveshwar                                  Lord of the gods

Habal                                           Bahubali                                      Lord of strength

Madan                                          Madan                                          God of love

Manaph                                       Manu                                            First Man

Manat                                           Somnath                                      Lord Shiv

Obodes                                        Bhoodev                                      Earth

Razeah                                        Rajesh                                         King of kings

Saad                                             Siddhi                                          God of Luck

Sair                                               Shree                                           Goddess of wealth

Sakiah                                         Shakrah                                       Indra

Sawara                                        Shiva-Eshwar                             God Shiva

Yauk                                             Yaksha                                        Divine being

Wad                                              Budh                                            Mercury

 

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SANGEY ASWAD

The Black Stone, which is clearly a Shiva Linga emblem, is known as Sange Aswad among Muslims. The term is a corrupted form of the Sanskrit word Sanghey Ashweta –meaning, non-white stone. It still survives in Ka’aba as a primary object of veneration. All other idols too could be found buried in the precincts, or trampled underfoot in labyrinthine subterranean corridors, if archaeological excavations could be undertaken.

The Black Stone is badly mutilated, its carved base has disappeared, and the stone itself is broken at seven places. It’s parts are now held together by a silver band studded with silver nails. It lies half buried in the South East portion of the Ka’aba Wall. The term Ka’aba itself is a corruption of the Sanskrit word Gabha ( Garbha + Griha ) which means sanctum sanctorum.

In addition, in the inscriptions from Hajja and its neighborhood was found a votive vessel dedicated by members of two tribes called Rama and Somia. Rama and Soma are Vedic deities… Rama is of the Solar dynasty and Soma is of the Lunar Dynasty.

The moon god was called by various names in pre-Islamic times, one of them was Allah. Allah had 3 children : Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Manat. Al-Lat and Al-Uzza were both feminine deities. Alla is also another name for the Hindu goddess Durga. It is likely that the goddess Al-Lat was Alla ( Durga ) and Al-Uzza was Oorja ( energy or life force, also known as Shakti ).

Manat may have been none other than Somnath, which is another name for Lord Shiva. One significant point to note that Soma, in Sanskrit, means Moon and Nath means Lord. Thus the Ka’aba itself seems to have been dedicated to the Moon God Somnath, alias Shiva, and the word Somnath was corrupted to Manat.

As observed, the famous Black Stone could have been none other than the Shivling of Makkeshwar, alias Mecca. Lord Shiva is always shown with a crescent Moon on his head and every Shiva temple is supposed to have a sacred water spring, representing the Ganges. The Crescent Moon pinnacle of the Ka’aba and the Zamzam spring ( actually, Zamza, from Ganga ) seem irrefutable testimonies to the Vedic origins of Ka’aba.

 
MAQAM-E-IBRAHIM…

OR, MORE APPROPRIATELY, THE PEDESTAL OF BRAHMA

Muslims from all over the world pay homage to this shrine. This shrine is actually the pedestal of Brahma. Notice that the word, Ibrahim, which is actually a corruption of the word, Brahma. The octogonal grill, which is a Vedic design, protects the holy footprints which represent the start of the creation, in Hindu tradition, nearly 2000 million years ago.

In fact the names of the holiest of Muslim cities Mecca and Medina could be derived from the Sanskrit words, Makha-Medini, which means the land of Fire-Worship. The more ancient names of these two cities were Mahcorava – which seems derived from Mahadeva ( Lord Shiva ) and Yathrabn – which could be s derivative of Yatra-Sthan ( place of pilgrimage ).

 

SAHIH BUKHARI VOLUME 2, BOOK 26, NUMBER 689

Narrated by Abu Huraira :
In the year prior to the last Hajj of the Prophet, when Allah’s Apostle made Abu Bakr the leader of the pilgrims, the latter ( Abu Bakr ) sent me in the company of a group of people to make a public announcement :

‘ No pagan is allowed to perform Hajj after this year,

and no naked person is allowed to perform Tawaf of the Ka’aba.’

Can you imagine naked pagans and Muslims performing Tawaf ?
And since there is not A SINGLE SHRED of historical or archaeological evidence that suggests that Mecca ever existed before the 4th Century AD, or Ka’aba before the 5th, then it is an absolute that it was the pagans that built the Ka’aba and established the tradition of pagan rituals there.

I am reminded of the ” Naga ” sannyasins, roving mendicants, who have been a common sight in the subcontinent, covered with ashes, with just a loin cloth  and mostly without it.

 

Mohammed’s grandfather dug the well of Zamzam and dedicated it to Asaf and Neila.

He almost sacrificed his son – Mohammed’s father – to the two stone idols a very distinct pagan practice.
http://www.brotherpete.com/hajj_umrah.htm#al_safa_al_marwah

 

IN LIGHTER VEIN …

The Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.

The lady of the house was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about ther demand.

She asked: “Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase ?”

Maria : “Well, Senora, there are t’ree reasons why I wanna increaze.”

“The first is that I iron better than you.”

Lady : “Who said you iron better than me ?”

Maria : “Jor huzban, he say so.”

Lady : “Oh yeah ?”

Maria : “The second reason eez that I am a better cook than you.”

Lady : “Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me ?”

Maria : “Jor hozban did.”

Lady increasingly agitated, “Oh he did, did he ? ? ?”

Maria : “The third reason is that I am better at sex than you, in the bed.”

Lady, really boiling now and through gritted teeth :

“And did my husband say that as well ?”

Maria : “No Senora……., the gardener did.”

Lady : “So how much do you want ?”

 

Acknowledgement : Joy Majumdar @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/iitkgpfriends/

 

Journal : April 12, 2012 : Friends, Women & Pre – Islamic Mecca

Today, it feels great to recall the first communication I received when I started blogging…

From… 

Molly Brogan

February 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm 

Welcome to the blogging world, Vam. You are off to a brilliant start. As I have had many of my most inspiring dialogues with you here on the web, I will now look forward to reading you here.
Very truly yours,

Molly.

 

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Where the Female in our midst is disrespected, devalued and repressed… and when men give up on their the intellectual and spiritual capacity to accept the Diversity manifest and created… ( I )

 

 

The only viable way of life is one that admits and exults in diversity, accepts and co-exists with competing thoughts and beliefs, and respects the sacred feminine. Unfortunately, the happy and viable way of pre-Islamic life in Arabian penisula was lost when Muhammad cursed  al-Lat,  al-Uzza  and  Manat, the much loved and immensely regarded icons of people in Mecca.

 

Some of the elders of Muhammad’s Quraish family were, in fact, the most ardent worshippers and priests at the Kaaba shrine, around which the whole of the transit town came up. And, Muhammad himself uttered those Satanic Verses that, unbelievable and blasphemous as it may appear, were later expunged from Quran !

 

The great change which the self-declared prophet sought to effect was monumentally hideous, to say the least, and unviable to boot… a fact that has compulsorily vested progression of Islam with the point of the sword and has fostered community values that made free use of terror, lies, slavery and torture, rape and deprivation, as acceptable means of ransack and saddle the souls of non-believers, and plunder their settlements and their assets. It’s part of our history, especially Indian and Jewish history, that our people will never forget !

 

 

The people of Mecca, and the rest of the world, opposed imposition of such monochromatic beliefs as can be seen in the dry, artless ways of life in practice today in the Arabian peninsula and Iranian plateaus… sans freedoms of choice, expression, music and creativity. It was way different, abominably undesirable, from the happy and colourful way in which people had lived untill then… dressed, believed and expressed their sadness and joy, sang and worshipped, and heard each other with empathy and understanding.

 

The irreconciliable values finally led to ” jihad ” and genocide at Medina. Muhammad embraced the peace of Sakina, the spirit of tranquillity related to the Hebrew Shekhinah, manifest in the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, but only for a while. He turned away from the spirit of concord when he had the force of numbers, and marched upon Mecca, smashed the idols of the Ka’aba, and ordered the slave singer Sarah to be killed the same day. The other singers, who sang in praise of the beauty and diversity in pre-Islamic values, had their tongues cut out, and the shrines to the Goddess were desecrated and destroyed, obliterated from existence.

 

Before Islam, the Ka’aba was a holy shrine where all religions were respected. From time to time, leading thinkers and poets converged on Kaaba in that spirit of cooperation, and made it possible for people traversing all manner of viable paths to come to the holy site in freedom from persecution and respect for the holiness of wholeness that furthered mutual co-existence in peace. It provided a space of indwelling tranquility, in which women were safe from any threat of violence, free from any form of enforced cloistering, or covering, able to freely express and act as they saw fit. It was the home ground in which both sexes could meet in safety from repression, in which all people could describe their life accounts and spiritual experiences on an equal footing, as living beings, without fear of oppression, fatwa or jihad.

 

 

In place of the uniform rule of order that followed Islamic dominance was the freedom of women and men to express and relate with one another, with the universe, in creative diversity and freedom to re-flower the verdant paradise with living diversity throughout their generations.

 

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Gabriel disclosed the ‘truth’ to Muhammad in the mountain cave of Hira Parvat and gave Muhammad the Quran. I personally do not know what to make of the fact that the name ” Hira Parvat ” sound very Indian,  as in both the terms ” hira ” and ” parvat ” are most widely used among Hindus here even now !

 

 “Allah” was a pre-existing deity in pagan Arabia. In pre-Islamic days, which Muslims refer to as The Days of Ignorance, the religious background of the Arabs was pagan and animistic. Through Moon, Sun, Stars, Planets, Animals, wells, trees, stones, caves, springs, and other natural objects, man could make contact with the deity.

 

Temple of ‘Ilumquh at Marib Yemen… Sabean Moon Bull,
Incense Holder Aksum, Moon and Orb of Venus Sabean wall frieze (Doe).

 

At Mecca, “Allah” was the chief of the gods and the special deity of the Quraish, the Prophet’s tribe. Allah had three daughters: Al Uzzah (Venus) most revered of all and pleased with human sacrifice; Manah, the goddess of destiny, and Al Lat, the goddess of vegetable life. The three daughters of Allah were considered very powerful over all things. Therefore, their intercessions on behalf of the worshiper was of great significance.

 

The allegation by some historians and Islamists, such as Montgomery Watt, that the Meccan Quraish lacked compassion for the poor, or were a society in disintegration, are without substance (Crone 1987). Indications are rather that they were economically buoyant and that social inequality in pre-Islamic society did not lead to a collapse, inviting the umma led by the Prophet.

 

The Muslim-inspired notion that the Arabs were originally monotheists of Abraham’s religion, who later degenerated into polythesitic paganism and, hence, that the Ka’aba is the ordained house of God, has no historical or archaelogical basis.

Rather, the patriarchs worshipped El at stone bethels just as the pre-Islamic Arabians.

 

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References : 1) http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/skm30804.htm

2) http://sakina.wikidot.com/arabian-deities