Our history is not what you have learned at school – for the history is written by the winner. As historians will tell you, the real history is not what it appears.
Hajj as tradition
Nearly all our Hajj practices copied from pagan beliefs. None of which can be found in the other “supposedly” heavenly books. How come some of the main characters such as Essa (Jesus) or Musa (Moses) did not ever step a foot there even by the accounts of the Quran and Hadith.
But it is the pagan practices that are shocking:
Praying 5 Times Towards Mecca:
Pagans prior to Islam would pray five times per day towards Mecca. Muhammad retained for Islam, this pre-Islamic practice, sanctioning it with a story of a night trip to heaven on a mythical beast called al-Buraq. In heaven, the Hadith tells us that Allah demanded 50 prayers per day per Muslim. Upon advice from Moses, Muhammed bargains with Allah and successfully reduces it to five prayers per day.
Zoroastrians are also expected to recite their (kusti) prayers at least five times a day having first cleansed themselves by washing (ablution). So even today, this is not a practice unique to Islam. But, contrary to the Muslims, they pray in the direction of the Sun (at each time of the day) and/or of the Holy Fire (if they are in a Fire Temple).
Fasting on the 10th of Muharram:
Muhammad’s pagan tribe, the Quraish, fasted on the 10th of Muharram. Though optional, Muhammad retained this pagan practice too.
Narrated ‘Aisha: ‘Ashura’ (i.e. the tenth of Muharram) was a day on which the tribe of Quraish used to fast in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance. The Prophet also used to fast on this day. So when he migrated to Medina, he fasted on it and ordered (the Muslims) to fast on it. When the fasting of Ramadan was enjoined, it became optional for the people to fast or not to fast on the day of Ashura. Sahih Bukhari 5:58:172
Tawaf between Safa and Marwa:
Doing Tawaf between Safa and Marwa is an Islamic ritual associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca. Safa and Marwa are two mounts, located at Mecca. This ritual entails Muslims walking frantically between the two mounts, seven times. This was originally a pagan pre-Islamic practice. Muhammad retained it for Islam, sanctioning it with yet another Qur’anic revelation.
Narrated ‘Asim: I asked Anas bin Malik: “Did you use to dislike to perform Tawaf between Safa and Marwa?” He said, “Yes, as it was of the ceremonies of the days of the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance, till Allah revealed: ‘Verily! (The two mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the symbols of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who performs the pilgrimage to the Ka’ba, or performs ‘Umra, to perform Tawaf between them.’ ” (2.158) Sahih Bukhari 2:26:710
Clearly, the Hadith testifies that Muhammad merely adopted this pagan ceremony from the pre-Islamic “period of ignorance” and justified it with yet another convenient Qur’anic revelation.
A myth was also created about Hagar running between these two mounts in search of water until she found the Zamzam Well. Even if this story were true, why is this reason for people to run up and down between two mounts to please a god? This myth was not created to further justify the ritual, but for another reason; Muhammad was trying to market Zamzam, owned by his family, as a money-making venture.
Requirement of Ihram:
Ihram is a state a Muslim enters into for his pilgrimage to Mecca. It involves a series of procedures like ritual washing, wearing ‘Ihram garments’, etc. Ihram was originally a pagan requirement for worshipping idols during pre-Islamic times. Muhammad retained this practice for Islam. Muslims assume Ihram to perform the Hajj or Umrah.
Narrated ‘Urwa: I asked ‘Aisha : …But in fact, this divine inspiration was revealed concerning the Ansar who used to assume “Ihram” for worshipping an idol called “Manat” which they used to worship at a place called Al-Mushallal before they embraced Islam, and whoever assumed Ihram (for the idol), would consider it not right to perform Tawaf between Safa and Marwa. Sahih Bukhari 2:26:706
Circumambulation 7 Times: In the Islamic ritual of Tawaf, Muslims go around the Kaaba 7 times. In the Hindu marriage rite of Satphere, the married couple goes around a fire also 7 times. In both of these rituals, religious phrases are repeated during the circumambulation.
Circumambulation is to go in circles around a particular object. In Islam, worshippers and pilgrims do this around the Ka’aba at Mecca. Pre-Islamic pagans used do it to please the moon god Hubal, the 360 deities and Allah (who was merely one among the many deities worshipped there). Muhammad himself used to do it, even before the 360 idols inside the Ka’aba were removed.
Judaism and Christianity (the religions of those who are considered People of the Book) do not practice ritual circumambulation to please God. Two other faiths which do are Hinduism and Buddhism, religions older than Islam and accused by Islam of “paganism” and practicing idolatry.
Crescent Moon Symbol:
Hubal was the moon god worshiped at the Ka’aba. The crescent moon was Hubal’s symbol. Muhammad’s pagan grandfather Abd al-Muttalib almost slaughtered Muhammad’s father Abdallah at the Ka’aba, to Hubal. From Ibn Hisham:
An arrow showed that it was ‘Abdullah to be sacrificed. ‘Abdul-Muttalib then took the boy to Al-Ka’bah with a razor to slaughter the boy. Quraish, his uncles from Makhzum tribe and his brother Abu Talib, however, tried to dissuade him. They suggested that he summon a she-diviner. She ordered that the divination arrows should be drawn with respect to ‘Abdullah as well as ten camels. … the number of the camels (finally) amounted to one hundred. … They were all slaughtered to the satisfaction of Hubal. The Ka’aba, Islam’s holiest shrine, has been a place where such pagan human sacrifices and slaughters have taken place for Hubal. When Muhammad founded Islam, he discarded Hubal. At the Battle of Badr, his enemy Abu Sufyan praised the high position of moon god Hubal, saying “O Hubal, be high”. Muhammad asked his followers to yell back, “Allah is higher”. This is sentence is commonly uttered as “Allahu Akbar” in Arabic.
Is moon-god Hubal no longer “higher”? Is Islam completely free of the ‘moon’ influence? Take a closer look at mosques all over the world, and you are likely to find Hubal’s symbol, the crescent moon, positioned at a high point of the mosque. As with the Cross for Christianity and the Star of David for Judaism, the Crescent moon is today a universal symbol for Islam.
It may not be a deliberate effort to worship Hubal. And yet, interestingly, through Islam, the pagan prayer of Muhammad’s enemy Abu Sufyan at Badr has been answered, “O Hubal be high”.
You can read more here: https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Pagan_Origins_of_Islam
Islam’s message, where it differs to the other Abrahamic faiths
Muhammad did not come up with new teachings of Islam. Independent historians can see that Islam is based on the religion of Zoroastrianism. They have the identical baraq story where their prophet flew to the 7th heaven to negotiate god about prayers, were in their religions, straight path, heaven, fire, and the eyes of Hadi. Look how similar is the dress code to Islam! 😳
That’s the reason Persia submitted to the new Arab religion Islam because of its similarity with the dominant religion of the region : Zoroastrianism.People in the days of Muhammad used to say: “Muhammad only repeats what he learned” and they were right. Muhammad learned many of these faith from his maternal uncle Waraqah Ibn Nawfal who was a priest in Christianity and Judaism. For many historians who look at Islam from an objective lense, Islam is a branch of Judaism, linked with Christianity for continuity, blended with Zoroastrianiam for creativity, and mixed with Arabian mythology such as Jinns and direction of prayer to Mecca. For those who don’t know, Muhammad directed people for the first 15 years to pray towards Jerusalem. Many of the early mosques (still standing today in Madina) point to Jerusalem. After an argument group of Jews who insisted he was not a real prophet, that next day, a verse came down to say :oh, yes, by the way we should be praying toward Mecca and not Jerusalem!!! What a load of bullshit. Read this and other Just in time verses on the Quran that shows Muhammad was inventing verses on the go… https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muhammad%27s_Just_In_Time_Revelations
You can also read the different mixture of origin of Islamic faith, where Muhammad copied many of his ideas here:https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Pagan_Origins_of_Islam
Mahdi saviour of mankind?
Happy 1141 years in hiding!!!!
I used to be strongly involved in researching Islam and all its faith. I took huge interest in how Shia and Sunni look differently on the story of the Mahdi. And I have some bad news. The Wahabi sources insist he was killed and buried in an unmarked grave the desert of Iraq. I know you will strongly disagree… But it makes sense. Many of the 12 descendents of Ali were killed, they were the targets of many… Some assassinated, some poisoned… We all know the stories. And every time this would happen, Shia would revolt. So when the Wahabies managed to kill off the last descendent (who’s real name is Muhammad Ibn Hassan) and Shia went into complete denial that he is dead … They called him Al-Mahdi and a cult following followed. The Wahabi argument for hiding his grave is that they did not want another shrine which they believe is a major sin… So you can see how the story goes and how every year they say…”this year Al Mahdi is coming…” Al Mahdi is dead. Shia been saying he is coming this year for 1100 years and they will continue to say it for the next 1100 years and more… What a shame!!!What
will we expect when he comes out of his hiding??? He is believed to rule the entire world , kill the dajjal antiChrist and also he will be the killer of #Satan , he will also kill the people of all other religions and he will kill the #Sunni Muslims he will also kill the #shia Muslims who are not “proper” Shia Muslims .
After this murder spree he is believed to keep a 40 year rule of prosperity , happiness and peace . After that the imam will be murdered by a woman . And the world will end and #Allah will call out the judgement day.Makes perfect sense 😎
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