Islam in Wonderland

You can’t be a good Muslim if you don’t have a flare for myths and fantasies. The core one says “Islam is the religion of all the prophets of God.” Muhammad’s claims are so full of holes – historically and logically – that believing them requires a wandering out of the realm of reality. Believing in Islam is like wearing goggles that makes you step into a world of virtual reality where you encounter fictitious or mythical characters designed by a computer programmer. This is why Islam can only be defended by violence. When you believe in reality and facts, you don’t need to resort to jihad.

Every history book agrees that Muhammad was the founder of islam. Before him, Islam simply didn’t exist. Muhammad himself said he is “the first” to be a Muslim (Q 6:14, 163). But Muslims know this can have a devastating effect on their myth of a long line of Islamic prophets traced back to Adam, so they twist it to say he was the first among the Arabs to be a Muslim. When his religion expanded, Muhammad himself forgot his earlier lies (liars have poor memory). He later claimed Moses said “I am the first Moslem” (7:143). How ridiculous. How can there be two “firsts?”

In Sura 2:127-128 Abraham and Ishmael are presented as Arabs who built the Kaaba praying: “Our ‘Lord! Make us Muslims…” Sura 2:132 also says Abraham left a legacy to his sons and Jacob saying: “Allah has chosen faith for you, then die not except in the faith of Islam”. Historically, the terms “Muslim” or “Islam” didn’t exist at the time these men lived. Whoever wrote the Quran must be a fraudster making up fictional speeches for Bible characters.

Our Muslim friends desperately cleave to these myths by asserting: “All the prophets taught us to worship one God, so they are Muslims!” By this definition, anyone who believes in “one God” is automatically a Muslim. Since Jews, Zoroastrians, Sikhs and even some Satanists believe in “one God”, they are Muslims! Nice try, but it won’t work.

Muslims apologists perennially slander the Bible in their videos, books and sermons as “porno”, a collection of fairy tales or a corrupted book, but when it comes to tracing Islam back to solid history, they don’t go to the Vedas or Ramayana, they go to that dangerous Book – the Bible. They bleat with certainty: “There is islam in the Bible!” When you ask them where it is, they point to Exodus 40:30-31, and say “Moses did ablution.” Here is the passage:

“And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash withal. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat.”

Only Moses, Aaron and his priestly sons washed themselves, not all the worshippers. And there is no way a sacrificial altar would be allowed in a mosque so you can’t say he was observing ablution. Muslims don’t want to let go. They tell us Moses and Aaron were Muslims because they “fell on their faces, and the glory of the LORD appeared to them” (Num. 20:6). But they didn’t do ablution before they bowed! Again, does the glory of God appear to you Muslims when you bow to your Allah? They’d answer “No.” Certainly, the God they prayed to is not the Allah of Islam.

Others point at Nehemiah 8:6 where Ezra and the people “blessed the LORD…while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads…” They argue that this is also an “Islamic” mode of worship. By this definition, anyone who lifts up his hands and bows his head is a Muslim! What about the crippled, the lame who can’t bow or those whose hands were amputated by Sharia law for stealing and have no hands to raise? They can’t worship Allah – right? If Allah wants to be worshiped only by bowing and hand-lifting, why did he even prescribe that law? This argument folds upon itself on scrutiny.

Without any sense of irony, Muslims boldly claim Jesus too was a Muslim because he practiced ‘ablution’: “He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet” (Jn. 13:5). I need a Muslim to show me where in his books does the washing of the feet alone equals ablution. After that he would have to take us to a mosque where the imam performs ablution by washing the feet of his congregants one after the other. It will be a sight worth seeing. Until then, every Muslim appealing to that passage is shooting himself in the leg, theologically and logically.

This feeble attempt to co-opt Jesus into a Muslim is based on Muhammad claim in the Quran that Jesus began to talk shortly after he was born saying:

“I am a servant of Allah; he has given me the book and he has appointed me a prophet…to offer salat and give zakat so long as I shall live” (Q 19:29-31)

This was an old fairy tale stolen from an apocrypha work called The Arabic gospel of Infancy. There it was alleged that “Jesus spake in his cradle and said to Mary his mother ‘verily I am Jesus, the Son of God, the Word which thou hast borne…” (Chapter 1). Muhammad altered this fairy tale, changed the words of its Jesus to make his own mythical version of a Muslim baby Jesus (using Islamic terms like “salat” and “zakat”). This man would have done a better job than Alice in Wonderland.

According to the hadith, a Muslim is one who observes all the 5 pillars of Islam – recites the shahada, prays (salat), give alms (zakat), performs hajj and fasts (ramadan) (Bukhari 1:7). Since Jesus did not say the creed, perform the salat, give zakat, perform the pagan hajj or observe the ramadan, by the islamic definition, He was not a Muslim.

Muslims also argue, “But he did rakat, he bowed his head the way we Muslims do.” They citing Matthew 26:39 “And he went a little further, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Does this sound like an islamic prayer? Jesus addressed God as “My Father” in His prayer, Is Allah the Father of Jesus Christ? Sorry folks, Jesus didn’t practice Islam.

The Quran is full of recycled fairy tales, some of which were attached to Bible characters. For example, the case of king Solomon. In the Quran, he is portrayed as one who is able to listen to the discussion of birds and ants:

“At length, when they came to the valley of ants, one of the ants said ‘get into your habitation lest Solomon and his hosts crush (under foot) without knowing it.” (27:18)

One wonders how Solomon was able to maintain his sanity hearing thousands of insects all around him “talking” day and night? Or how does an ant have the brains to recognise people or know they want to get crushed? Islamic scholar, Muhammad Assad has even dismissed this tale as a borrowed legend:

“This is the Quranic moral of the legendary story of the ant. The Quran alludes to many poetic legends which were associated with his (Solomon’s) name since early antiquity and had become part and parcel of Judeo-Christian and Arabian lore long before the advent of Islam.” (The Message of the Quran, Dar Al-Andalus, 1993, 578).

If all the prophets of old in the Quran were Muslims, then why Muhammad was grossly inferior to them in acts and signs? Did Allah loose his power over time? Ibrahim’s son was spared from death, all of Muhammad’s sons died. Saleh pronounced Allah’s doom on the people of Thamoud and they all died, but Muhammad cursed and invoked doom and nothing happened until he had to take up his sword.

Musa showed signs to the Egyptians, turned a stick to a snake and back to a stick, but couldn’t Muhammad do that to convince the pagans who asked for miracles. Suleiman had jinns that brought him wealth from the bottom of the sea, but Muhammad had to resort to robbing merchant caravans to get rich. Isa raised the dead, opened the eyes of the blind and cleansed the leprous, but Muhammad couldn’t do any of these. What then makes him “the greatest of the prophets”?

If all the prophets of old were Muslims, where are their books and mosques? How did they know the Qibla, salat, toilet rules and the rituals of hajj? How did they recite their shahada? Since they all came before Muhammad, it means they didn’t follow “the perfect example for mankind” (33:21), “the seal of the prophets” (33:40) and the man with “an exalted standard of character” (68:4), then their “Islam” was non-existent!

The Quran says: “We sent not a Messenger except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make things clear to them. So Allah leads astray whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases and He is Exalted in power, full of wisdom.” (Q 14:4)

If this is true, which prophets were sent to the Indians? They have a wide variety of languages there? Where are the books and teachings of these ancient prophets? In Nigeria, we also have over 200 different languages, where were these messengers sent to each of them and when? Where are their revelations? What about the Aztecs and Incas, was Islam their past religion? Islam has no proofs, all it has is blind belief in a bunch of myths! My dear Muslim friends, leave the myths, search for the truth.