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.

Islam – Prehistory, Myths & Present (II)

The Damning Case Against Islam 

Gay muslims

Gay muslims (Photo credit: hebedesign)

Those who are familiar with this blog also know my antipathy

for the Islamic belief – system; not for the people who live with

the same physiology as the rest of humanity, experience the

same emotions, work, laugh and cry, and aspire as we all do.

Indeed, there is a need to understand why Muslims behave as they do; and the followers of Islam need that realisation the most !

Ali Sina, who was born to Muslim parents, writes @ http://alisina.org/about-ali-sina/ :

“We believe that only truth will set mankind free. The truth about Islam is so ugly that no one wants to look at it.  We did and revealed that truth with brutal honesty. The fact is that Muhammad was a psychopath. He was a liar, a pedophile, an assassin, a rapist, a thief, a lecher, a narcissist, a terrorist, a mass murderer and a madman. Muslims emulate a criminal and this explains the madness in the Islamic world.”

Islam divides mankind between Muslims and kafirs – a derogatory term that deniers of truth, blasphemers. And it instills hatred for the unbelievers among its believers, pitching them at a perpetual war, since no one has the authority to erase those canons from Islamic texts. 

We can never have peace when a fifth of mankind adheres to an ideology of hate and worships a psychopath who said non-Muslims are …

  • najis (filthy) (9:28),

  • don’t befriend them (9:23), 

  • let them find harshness in you (9:123),

  • instill terror in their hearts (8:12),

  • slay them wherever you find them (9:5),

  • and their property and women are made halal to you, enjoy them, they are lawful and good (8:69).

This faith of hate must be eradicated for humanity to survive and find its peace. Muslims must be read out the truth to wean them away from the barbaric exhortations of their books. (That indeed is the scope of this series of blog posts.)  The fact that more than a billion benighted souls worship a thug does not make this cult and its founder deserving of respect. The ‘Prophet’ is more of an unhinged cultist like Hitler, Stalin, Jim Jones, Shoko Asahara and Charles Manson, than an enlightened soul as Jesus, Buddha or Zoroaster. His is not a religion but a very dangerously misguided cult.

The hour is come to tear down the wall of distrust between Muslims and the rest of mankind. The men who effected over 21000 terror attacks since 9/11 are not a ‘few bad Muslims who have misunderstood Islam and Jihad’. According to Maltus Swiss Research, they have killed 9856 non-Muslims every day on an average in the period between year 2O10 and 2012 alone. It is a political script they following to terrorise others into submission and gain power for themselves.

It is no sane god that raises a religion to divide mankind and institute a never-ending war. Speaking of which, it needs mention that Allah is not God.  Originally known as the Moon god Hubaal (HaBaal in Hebrew),  Muhammad carved this deity in his own image. Like his creator, Allah is a narcissist.  Muhammad described ‘his’  Allah thus : 

khairul mâkerin (best deceiver)  3:54,

al mutakabbir (proud and haughty) 59:23 ,

al jabbâr (compeller, oppressor, tyrant) 59:23,

al qahhâr (subduer)  13:1614:4838:6539:440:16 ,

al khâfid (abaser) 95:5,

al mudhell (humiliator) 3:26,

al mumit (death giver3:1567:15815:2357:2,

al muntaqim (avenger32:2243:4144:16,

al mua’khkhir (delayer71:4 and

ad-dârr (harmer, afflictor6:17.

These are satanic attributes that underscore the threat of triumphant evil residing in man. They already reflect in how Muhammad acted in his own lifetime, treated women and children, and condemned his hordes to a life repressed.

Women, Before And After Islam

33.30 O Consorts of the Prophet !

If any of you are guilty of evident unseemly conduct,

the Punishment would double upon you,

and that is easy for Allah.

31.  But any of you that is devout in the service of Allah and His Messenger, and works righteously,

to her shall We grant her reward twice : and We have prepared for her a generous Sustenance.

That is how Muhammad would often remind his several wives to behave, in ways as to not attract the attention of other men and cover themselves up so they do not evoke desire among strangers.

32.  O Consorts of the Prophet !

Ye are not like any of the (other) women: if ye do fear (Allah), be not too complacent of speech, lest one whose heart is diseased should be moved with desire : but speak ye a speech (that is) just.

33.  And stay quietly in your houses and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity; and obey Allah and His Messenger. For Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family, and to make you pure and spotless.

Are these verses from God or worries of an impotent aging man with a bevy of young and attractive wives ? Muhammad needed to control his wives and that is the reason behind the Islamic veil.  What was originally meant for the wives of the Prophet became part of Sharia, and is now imposed in all Islamic countries with ludicrous justifications.

That women in Arabia had more liberty and authority before Islam than after can also be evinced from the fact that Khadijah, Muhammad’s first wife, had a business of her own and had many men at her service. Muhammad was but one of her employees. Do we have any instance of a common woman in Islamic society who ran their own business and hired men to work for them ? 

Ironically, there is no mention of men going to suffer any consequence for mistreating their wives. As a matter of fact, men are instructed to abuse their wives verbally, emotionally, and physically.

Q.4:34 Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others; and because they spend out of their property; good women are therefore obedient (to men), guarding the unseen (their private physiology) as Allah has guarded; and (men,) (as to) those women on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places, and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High and Great.

If anyone has any doubt about the position of women in Islam, the above verse should make it clear. It takes away the woman’s independence and leaves them subservient to men. The verse suggests that men are the masters and owners of the house because they are the breadwinners. It implies that women are incapable of, and should not be allowed to, work and become providers. It assumes that a woman’s work at home, their taking care of children and the household, is worth nothing. And the a woman must be grateful for the piece of bread that her husband provides to her.

The entire train of explicit and implicit is worth a recount : First, the women are relegated to the rank of a slave. Then Muhammad goes further… He instructs men to punish their wives verbally, sexually and physically, downgrading them to the level of animals. In a world in which one could pay a fine for cruelty to animals and square up with calls for justice, the teachings of Quran are too obvious to swallow. It is unthinkable that a just God would pronounce such insults on women and condemn them to a life of such horror. The superiority of men over women is also ratified in verse 2:228 where it says : and men are a degree above them (women)”.

Plainly, Muhammad used these scare mongering tactics to collect money from his foolhardy women who gathered around him and listened to his stories because he held the power to shelter them or cast them to the wolves.

In another place the Prophet of Allah compares women to devil.

“Jabir reported that Allah’s Messenger saw a woman; so he came to his wife, Zainab, as she was tanning leather and had sexual intercourse with her. He then went to his Companions and told them : THE WOMAN ADVANCES AND RETIRES IN THE SHAPE OF A DEVIL, so when one of you sees a woman, he should come to his wife, for that will repel what he feels in his heart.

~  Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301

Of course, the seer was speaking of the loins when he spoke of the heart. One empathises with how a wife feels while knowing that her husband is fancying another woman and is using her anatomy to merely relieve himself ! The morality of the Prophet of 1.2 billion followers of Islam is stark.

There are numerous verses in the Quran and Hadith that are similarly outrageous. Observe the sense in the following Hadith…

Abu Huraira narrated :

Allah’s Apostle said, “If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning.” ~ Bukhari Vol 4, Book 54, Number 460

It would seem from these verses that Allah has nothing better to do than worry about the sexual pleasure of his male servants. It is quite absurd that God would employ so many angels to sit around and curse the women who do not please their husbands sexually. Hadiths like these are repeated so frequently that one begins to suspect whether Allah is a dirty old pervert – a voyeur who obtained his pleasure through ensuring that men had their fill of pounding sex with their kept women.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying : By Him in Whose Hand is my life, when a man calls his wife to his bed, and she does not respond, the One Who is in the heaven is displeased with her until he (her husband) is pleasured by her.

~ Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3367

It is easy to see that the Prophet of Islam was excessively concerned with sex. He was an old man with decaying teeth and foul smelling mouth, but with wives who were attractive courtesans. They must have enjoyed their status as the wives of the Prophet and the first ladies of Arabia, but may not have been keen to share the bed with an old man. Were the warnings about angel’s curse and Allah’s wrath were to coerce his wives to sleep with him ?

How can Muslim women endure so much insult and still trust the Prophet ? The following is a very obscene, derogatory and offensive statement from a man regarded as holy…

Narrated Usama bin Zaid :

The Prophet said, “After me, I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women.”

Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33

The moral values and ethical benchmark of Muhammad are revealed in the following story…

Narrated Abu Usaid :

We went out with the Prophet to a garden called Ash-Shaut till we reached two walls, between which we sat, and The Prophet said, “Sit here,” and (himself) went in (the garden). The Jauniyya (a young girl from Bani Jaun) had been brought and lodged in the house in that date-palm garden, in the home of Umaima bint An-Nu’man bin Sharahil. Her wet nurse was with her. 

When the Prophet entered upon her, he said to her, “Give yourself to me (for sex) as a gift.” She said, “Can a princess give herself to an ordinary man ?”

The Prophet raised his hand to pat her so that she might become tranquil. She said, “I seek refuge with Allah from you.” He said, “You have sought refuge with One Who gives refuge.”

Then the Prophet came out to us and said, “O Abu Usaid ! Give her two white linen dresses to wear and let her go back to her family. 

~ Bukhari Volume 7, Book 63, Number 182

Didn’t Muhammad have enough women already ? Did he have to mount every beautiful woman, even girls under 10 years of age, whom he met ? We observe his wilful and uncontrolled temper : in a mere moment, he is overtaken by lust and compelled to ask the little Jauniyyah to “give herself to him as a gift”; when refused, he becomes violent and raises his hand to beat her; then, when she screams and seeks refuge with Allah, the brute in him comes to sense and feels guilty for his despicable behavior. To mollify his conscience, he decides to compensate the girl by bribing her with clothes. 

Is this the profile of a mentally stable man ?

For more, visit http://alisina.org/blog/2010/11/11/women-before-and-after-islam/

Islam – Prehistory, Myths & Present (I)

The Damning Case Against Islam 

Miniature of Muhammad re-dedicating the Black ...

Muhammad re-dedicating the Black Stone at the Kaaba. From Jami Al-Tawarikh, c. 1315 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those who are familiar with this blog also know my antipathy for the Islamic belief – system; not for the people who live with the same physiology as the rest of humanity, experience the same emotions, work, laugh and cry, and aspire as we all do.

But their entire idea-being, their life and values perspective with which they view themselves, the world and the others in it, is warped beyond repair. It’s not just crap, lies and demeaning to humanity; it’s evil and destructive, way past measure. They associate spritual strengths to what are essentially political calls and dream of material equivalents in the spiritual realm.

Hence, this series …

There is no truth in a belief system that destroys diversity of human thought and life perspective, and aims to replace it with a uniform monochromatic pervasiveness. There is no future for a collective that is committed to annhilating people merely because they are different. And there can little happiness in a society where female and children are disrespected, devalued and repressed… 

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, after he was advised to delete the “satanic” verses from Quran.

It is well-known that progression of Islam was compulsorily accompanied by the sword, except where people freely retained their cultural symbols and their earlier way of life. The text-trio of Muhammad’s new religion – Quran, Hadith and Sharia – fostered community values that mandated terror, lies, slavery, torture and rape as “just punishments” and acceptable means to subdue the non-believers, in order to saddle their souls and propagate brand Muhammad. It invaribly meant destruction of their settlements and plunder of their assets. That experience is part of our history, especially of the Jewish, Zoroastrian, European and the Indian people. And we hope the world will never forget that truth !

Some historians and Islamists have alleged that the Meccan Quraish lacked compassion for the poor, or were a society in disintegration. These conclusions are without substance, and have their only basis in Muslim texts. Indications are rather that they were economically buoyant and that social inequality in pre-Islamic society did not lead to a collapse, as claimed by the invading umma of the prophet.

If the pre-Islamists in Mecca and around were steeped in “Jahaliyat”, or ignorance, we are not informed of any blood-letting, massacre or genocide they perpetrated because of that. 

What should concern us is that Islam is a threat to mankind.  Islam reduces its followers to being brainless hate mongers.  Hate is the essence of this faith… hate of non-believers, hate of believers who interpret Islam differently, hate of those who leave Islam, hate of women, hate of homosexuals, hate of freethinkers, hate of the Jews, hate of the Hindus … and the list goes on. Even dogs and pigs have not been spared from hate.

Observe, in just one instance among many, what the “enlightened” Muslim invaders of the new “religion of peace” did in India : Rizwan Salim, himself a Muslim, writes… Savages at a very low level of civilisation from Arabia and west Asia, with no culture worth the name, began entering India from early 8th Century onward. Islamic invaders demolished countless Hindu temples, shattered hundreds of thousands of sculpture and idols, plundered innumerable palaces and forts of Hindu kings, killed vast numbers of Hindu men and carried off Hindu women, ( as if they did not have any remotely respectable of their own ). 

“Educated and even illiterate Indians know this story very well. History books tell it in remarkable detail. But many Indians do not seem to recognise that the alien Muslim marauders destroyed the historical evolution of the earth’s most intellectually advanced civilisation, the most imaginative and rich culture, and the most vigorously creative society ever. It is clear that India, at the time when Muslim invaders turned towards it (8th to 11th century), was the earth’s richest region for its agriculture and craft, wealth in precious and semi – precious stones, gold and silver, religion and culture, its fine arts and letters.”

We need to understand why; and the followers of Islam need it the most !

To be continued …


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

 

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