A Premonition

September 12, 2009

“Tomorrow, World War III will begin. It will begin in the United States, and the United States will lose.”

– 5th grader from Dallas 9/10/2001

This statement was made a day before the attacks on 9/11 by a fifth grader living in a Dallas suburb.

The interesting part is that he also predicted that WE WILL LOSE.


Nasikh – Dealing with Contradictions in the Qu’ran

September 12, 2009

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Nasikh and Allah’s Progressive Revelation

“Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it.  Know you not that Allah is able to do all things? – The Qur’an (2:106)

To outsiders, it would seem that Islam teaches two opposite things:

  • Tolerance towards non-Muslims.
  • Holy war against non-Muslims.

The Angel Gabriel came down from time to time to reveal verses of the Qur’an over a period of about 22 years.  This progressive revelation related to what was occurring in Muhammad’s life at the time.

Muhammad’s life can be divided into two parts.  The early (tolerant) years in Mecca and the later (aggressive) years in Medina.  The revelations that Muhammad received in Medina sometimes clashed with the revelations he received while in Mecca.

Then Allah revealed how to justify this apparent inconsistency in the Qur’an with Surah 2:106.  This verse caused some parts of the Qur’an to be abrogated, or abolished by verses that were “better” or “similar.”

In practice, whenever a verse in the Qur’an contradicts another, the newer revelation overrode the previous one.  The new revelations cancel out the old ones.

Therefore, the older verses which stated that “there is no compulsion in Islam” no longer has authority because it has been mansookh (canceled) by revelations that came later, such as the “verse of the sword” (Surah 9:5).

This principle is known as nasikh. It means that Allah led Muhammad in a progressive revelation.  Nasikh is widely accepted in Islam.

If there was no nasikh, then there would never have been an Islamic jihad to conquer the world, since Muhammad’s followers would have stayed with the Mecca ideals.

Also, without nasikh, there is no way to interpret the Qur’an.  Should a person simply choose the verses he likes best, throwing out the others?  Which example of Muhammad should be followed?  He did more than preach peace in Mecca.  He also went to Medina and declared war on the unbelievers.  Should a person only follow half of his example?

The Seal of the Qur’an

“Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, confine them, and lie in wait for them in every place of ambush.” – The Qur’an (9:5)

The last words of the Qur’an are sometimes referred to as the Seal of the Qur’an.  While this surah is not the final verse in the book, it is the most recent.  Many Islamic scholars have said that it overrules (abrogates) all other verses that seem to contradict it, but this is still being debated.

Many scholars have stated that this verse refers to a defensive stance, taken only when Islam is first attacked.

Surah 9:5 is also referred to as the “Verse of the Sword” and it exhorts the faithful to fight against the unbelievers.

Those that finally submit to Islam will gain peace.


Brigitte Gabriel – Author of “Because they Hate.”

September 12, 2009

Brigitte Gabriel, author of “Because they Hate.”

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Visit her website:

http://www.americancongressfortruth.com


Jihad is Just Yoga

September 12, 2009
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Is Jihad Yoga?

Western academics and the media (do these idiots read?) would have you believe that Jihad is just another form of yoga – the inner struggle to become pure and good.

This is a lie.

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Jihad = Holy War

Jihad fi Sabilillah

“Oh Prophet!  Urge the believers to fight.  If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundreds, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand.” – The Qur’an (8:65)

Jihad (Holy War) is a permanent war that excludes the possibility of peace but allows temporary truces to improve the political situation.

The Islamic concept of jihad is complex.  The word means “to struggle” or “to strive.”  It is a struggle against all that is perceived as evil.  It is a cosmic struggle that spans all dimensions of human thought and action.

Muslims often refer to is as jihad fi Sabilillah (struggle in the path of God).

There are two main forms of jihad:

The Major Jihad (Jihad al-Akbar) is the internal struggle to control one’s own passions and desires.

The Minor Jihad (Jihad al-Asghar) is the external struggle for Islam, through pen, tongue, or sword, as applicable.

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Warfare in Islam has two distinct types:

The defensive jihad is the defense of the dar-al-Islam.  The defense of the House of Islam.

The offensive jihad is the military conquest of dar-al-Harb.  The House of War comprises all lands not under the submission of Islam.

The purpose of jihad is not to spread the Islamic faith directly, but to extend sovereign Muslim power to territories ruled by non-Muslims.  The Islamic faith would eventually follow these conquests.

This territorial expansion has always been a central aspect of Muslim life.

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Juhadists routinely attack non-Muslims, loot their belongings and murder those opposing them.  Jihadists have enslaved hundreds of thousands of women and children, and have forced them to convert to Islam.  Women are usually raped and forced into a life of sexual servitude.

Muhammad continued to call for Jihad al-Asghar, the external, physical type of jihad (i.e. HOLY WAR) until his death, ending only with the unbelievers being subdued.

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The Rewards for Jihad = 72 Virgins

The rewards for Holy War include:

  • Wealth – Muhammad kept a fifth of the spoils of war, and divided the rest among his military.
  • Allah’s Love – Allah has always preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit at home.
  • Sins Forgiven – Allah promised to forgive a person’s sins when they fought for his cause.
  • Avoiding Allah’s Anger – Allah does not love those who refused to fight.
  • Paradise – Muhammad urged his followers to go to war to earn their place in paradise.
  • Virgins – Muhammad said that the gardens of paradise were full of virgins for men to enjoy in the afterlife.
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Sufism - Muslim Mystics

Sufism

Appearing six centuries after Muhammad’s death, the Sufis are Islamic Mystics.  Sufism is mainly focused on the direct perception of Truth or God through mystic practices based on divine love.

There are a wide range of these mystic brotherhoods, and tariqas (Sufi orders) can be Shi’s or Sunni, both or neither.

Sufi Islam has been viewed by orthodox Sunni Muslims with suspicion because of its strong mystical components.  Shi’a Muslims are also usually hostile towards Sufism because they believe it is heretical.

In any case, the Sufis comprise a very small minority of Islam.

The first sect in Islam to attempt to transfer the meaning of jihad from spreading Islam with the sword to a spiritual struggle to fight evil within oneself were the Sufites.

Most Muslims do not consider Sufis to be true Muslims.


The Kabbah

September 12, 2009
The Kaba in Mecca houses a Meteorite

The Kaba in Mecca houses a Meteorite

The Kabbah in Mecca is a building that houses a metorite, which is the central object of worship in Islam.  Every Muslim bows down five times a day to this fallen star.

Worshiping a Fallen Star

Worshiping a Fallen Star

In the Bible, Satan is known as a fallen star.

Lucifer falls from heaven.

Lucifer falls from heaven.


The Kallifah

September 12, 2009
Muhammad's Black Flag

Muhammad's Black Flag

Islam plans to force the entire world to submit.

Every muslim dreams of re-establishing the Kallifah, or religious rule of the world under sharia law.


Terrorists Among Us

September 12, 2009
Terrorists Among Us

Terrorists Among Us