Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam
29 July 2019
goal of enterprising fraudsters in all walks of life is to make easy money at
the expense of their victims. The question of ethics, morality, conscience,
scruples and such like fancy notions have no place in their endeavours, however
small or large the scale of enterprise. Callousness, greed of one and ignorant
sentimental attachments of the other lay at the heart of it all. Hence,
cleverness of the Few can be measured by their success to Manipulate the Many.
of the few applies in religious matters as well, and their huge success in
people being lead astray on large scale into believing contrary to what is
commanded by their holy scripture is a common phenomenon. This submission
therefore, will not be palatable to many relishing and holding in reverence
everything Arabian from where the Messenger Muhammad enunciated the universal
message of unity of creation in the only-ness of the Creator.
fact remains that Muslims are largely ignorant of the higher principles of
their Scripture Quran, they are readily mesmerised by cleverness of
manipulating religion by Arabian traders and into believing that:
Messenger Muhammad was born an Arab, therefore the “religion” that he
propagated is exclusively “Arabian” in all its aspects.
Muhammad, an Arab, is exclusively the Messenger of God and is reverential.
devised, as if from Quran, a composite proclamation in Arabic, a Creed - Laa
Ilaahaa Illallaah Muhammadur Rasullullaah for Muslims to express this
reverence exclusively to an Arab Apostle Muhammad along with declaration of
“Faith” in the Arabic religion, they let be known as Islam.
established a personality cult of the person Muhammad hence a nation of
of this enterprise is to monopolise Islam as a revenue earner, centred at the
city of Makkah (the Muslim Vatican) and extracting immense wealth from
ignorant, simplistic, emotionally and spiritually charged Believers.
only scripture of Islam - Quran at numerous places warns the Believers of
entrepreneurs who would manipulate the Scripture's verses for their gains:
Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:”This
is from God,” to traffic with it for a miserable price! - Woe to them for what
their hands do write, and for the gain they make there by.
- Refer further to 3-77, 6-159 etc.
scripture places the weight of responsibility squarely on the shoulders of
individuals by this warning, to acquire knowledge of the Creator's commands so
as not to make excuses for being lead astray.
begin with the very basic tenet of Belief for mankind as given in the
Scripture. In fact at the very beginning of the Quran.
two verses in the beginning of chapter Two named Baqarah from where the
guidance begins, describing Iman – Belief and the Believers. Verse 2-3 and 2-4
refer. For the purposes of this article and brevity, verse 2-4 only is quoted:
2-4: And who believe in the revelations sent to
you and sent before your times and (in their hearts) have the assurance of
Refer also to 4-162.
the purposes of this argument the following verse must also be quoted as
4-152: To those who believe in God and His
Apostles, and make no distinction between any of the Apostles We shall soon
give their (due) rewards......
underlined here is to emphasise the command that it is an essential part of a
Believers Belief – Iman that they do not excise any of the previous Apostles of
God, named and not named, so as to maintain the wholeness of their belief
system. This wholeness is loaded with a higher principle of the tenet of Quran
and Partial acceptance of its principle therefore is not Iman.
It does not
require super human intelligence for a student of Quran to work out why is that
so important. The whole message of the scripture is based on the 'only-ness' of
the Creator who it says, has sent messengers in all nations before Muhammad and
hence the embedded unity of mankind in Faith. Refer.10-19
is the trading of the verses by the religious entrepreneurs “ to traffic with
it for a miserable price”? It is in the Arabic Declaration of Faith of the
Muslim nation's Kalimah! It must be acknowledged that the material gain is not
miserable and to be scoffed at. But it is miserable because it falls far short
of the higher principles as given in the scripture.
declaration of a Muslims' Creed – the Kalimah: Laa Ilaaha Illallaah,
there is no god but God is glued with Muhammadur-Rasullullaah – Muhammad
is God's Apostle, at the exclusion of all the previous Apostles to Muhammad,
proclaiming only a partial and incomplete Iman that is, as given in 2-4,
negates the embedded principle of the unity of the community of God's Apostles
and thus mankind.
6-159 is a
command given to the Messenger Muhammad to cut off all ties with those who
divide mankind into different religions creating, a them and us schism, which
this Kalimah does by excluding other Divine Messengers.
will deny or dispute the Quran's command that indeed Muhammad is an Apostle of
36-3 “surely you (Muhammad) are of the
(community) of Apostles”; but to exclude all the other Apostles from the stated
principle of the Book is rejecting what it commands as the whole Belief. That
rejection is surely a denial of the message of the Messenger. A clear
contradiction of Faith as given in the Scripture!
above is not sufficient evidence to convince that the Kalimah –
declaration of Faith as practised by Muslims is a rejection of Quran's command,
they should consider the following command given to Muhammad:
6- 162,163: Say: “Truly my service and my sacrifice, my life and my
death, are (all) for God, the Cherisher of the worlds; no partner has He : this
I am commanded and I am the first of those who submit to Him”.
interesting is that some denominations of Muslims recite the above in their
daily prayers., but modified to make it a personal pledge.
in contradiction, partner him, the very human (Bashar)
Muhammad the messenger who is commanded to declare God's only-ness by excluding
himself and all others; yet Muslims commit what can be termed in the book's own
language as 'shirk' – association- in the proclamation that they proclaim as
their Creed. Linguistically and logically too negating the laa of Laa
therefore shows that Quran does not combine the two distinct sentences of the Kalimah
– Creed – and join the Creator and the created on one podium. But reason is
never a part of religion.
just one example of few others that should serve to illustrate how the
Universal Code ad-deen of Islam has been manipulated by gain-seekers for their
gains into Arabian Religion, in contradiction to the Scripture Quran; and
converted the Believers into man-worshipping nation; not much different to
other manipulators who have turned their scriptures round to anthropolatry
religions, in the names of the very Messengers who brought those scriptures.
whose say so is this exclusive “partnership” of human Messenger Muhammad with
the Creator committed by the Muslims? Who has conned the gullible (Muhammadan)
nation of Muslims as a whole into associating a human being with the Creator,
and more questions? They are advised to learn from the history of later day
forefathers of Apostle Muhammad, Arabs who were excused of their “unawareness”
of ad-Deen of universal Islam, for they had no 'warner' sent to them before ( 32-3,
36-6 etc) Muhammad; but in the Apostle Muhammad's time Arabs and later day
Muslim nation have no excuse to make. Ignorance is never an excuse in nature's
law as well.
in summary, the present day Kalimah – the declaration of Iman is in
contradiction of Quran's commands and its principle of unity. The only
declaration required by Believers is: Laa Ilaahaa Illallaah- the
only-ness of the Creator. That should bring about the demise of the religious
enterprises, for the good of humanity.
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Surah 22 Al-Hajj
T"are two verses in the beginning of chapter Two named Baqarah from where the guidance begins, describing Iman – Belief and the Believers. Verse 2-3 and 2-4 refer. For the purposes of this article and brevity, verse 2-4 only is quoted:
2-4: And who believe in the revelations sent to you and sent before your times and (in their hearts) have the assurance of hereafter.
"Again for the purposes of this argument the following verse must also be quoted as relevant:
4-152: To those who believe in God and His Apostles, and make no distinction between any of the Apostles We shall soon give their (due) rewards......
"What is underlined here is to emphasise the command that it is an essential part of a Believers Belief – Iman that they do not excise any of the previous Apostles of God, named and not named, so as to maintain the wholeness of their belief system. This wholeness is loaded with a higher principle of the tenet of Quran and Partial acceptance of its principle therefore is not Iman."
Ahmad Saheb, you are absolute correct.
have in fact systematically destroyed every object that attracted
veneration of the visitors and did not
leave a single heritage structure standing”
--- to ensure that pagan Muslims do not venerate them.
the gilded mazaar on Muhammadur-Rausullullah's qabar
in Madinah and the shrouded big iconic stone ancient
sanum in Makkah are left standing as a draw card for the
Muslim nation to come to Arabia to venerate them.
marketing imperative (li tashtaru bi hi) made it necessary
even for Abdul Wahaab and his followers – Wahaabis - to spare the
two most venerable trading icons: the Qabar and the sanum.
there are others also for the same purpose.
cannot go past the farsighted poet's remark, at the risk of annoyance
niko naam jo qabron' kee tijaarat kar kay
nah bechoge jo miljaen' sanum pathhar kay!
The green flag of the custodian of the two harams, with its
declaration inscribed on it is there for all the world to appreciate