In light of the assassination of the journalists associated with “CHARLIE HEBDO” in Paris I must address the intense stupidity of the assailants and the Muslim apologists in general.
I did a search and found there are approximately 150 MILLION men and boys carry the name of Mohammed (or some equivalent of the name) extant on the surface of the earth and the number grows daily. The name is therefore alleged to be the most popular name on the planet for males.
The full name of the “Last Prophet of Allah” was Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim and he was believed by Muslims be a messenger and prophet of God. Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God to mankind. While non-Muslims generally regard Muhammad as the founder of Islam, Muslims consider him to have restored the unaltered original monotheistic faith of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets in Islam. Muslims discuss Muhammad and other prophets of God with reverence, adding the phrase “peace be upon them” whenever their names are mentioned. (Wikipedia 2015)
According to Dr. Akbar Amed, the Chair of the Islamic Studies Department of the American University in Washington D.C. Mohamed is considered a mere man and isn’t entitled to the same level of adoration as Allah the One God. Amed said that Muhammed understood people’s need to elevate humans to the level of god by worshipping “craven” images of what they thought the Prophet looked like in place of the almighty in Paradise. Allegedly Mohammed spoke against the practice of recording his image and is said to have spoken the words: “I’m just a man.”
You’ll notice the name Muhamet has been spelled in several different ways. This is because the name is spelled differently in at least 13 different cultures and locales to represent the “Prophet”. This leads to a specific interpretation that all followers see him (the prophet) differently.
But one thing is true of all of them: they all extend a specific weight of deification followed by every people on the planet. Jesus Christ is accepted by Christians as being the Son of God and as such a member of the Trinity of The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Christ is seen as a constituent element of God’s being in that Christ was born of Immaculate Conception, lived, suffered and died for our sins.
Muslims don’t believe this and accept Jesus as a Prophet before the birth of Mihemed. But, Muslims accept their Prophet as the LAST and therefore most accepted and prolific of prophets having received his instruction directly from God, like Moses at the Burning Bush on Mount Horeb. Muhamet received his revelations while in a cave near Mecca.
Okay. So what is this all about? It’s about the worship of craven images and the displacement of God to the counsel of secondary “prophets”. And it also has to do with the fact there’s a de facto worship of Muhammet exists in the fact the Prophet is prayed to and acts as an intercessor for the supplicant. A human interlocutor is placed before his God for two reasons: 1.) The supplicant has been told there is a God on high he is to worship but may not approach because of the Almighty nature of the deity and 2.) the human is continually placing himself in a position of seeking equivalence with God by explaining any and all mysteries occurring in human life and becoming humanist so as to approach Godhood in their own right. They gain elevation over others by praying to the “right” god through the intercession of the “right” prophet at the “right” times.
“The ban on images of Muhammad comes not from the Koran, but from the hadith, which is described by Encyclopedia Britannica as a “record of the traditions or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, revered and received as a major source of religious law and moral guidance.” (Encyclopedia Britannica)
The Bible (which was a Hebrew construct), the Koran (the book of faith for Muslims), the Haddith and the other books of revelatory tracts handed down from God to man are almost duplicative of each other in places. And so is the misguided attempt at equivalence man seeks in his adoration of prophets.
Make no mistake Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim has come to be worshipped as much as Allah. Much like Jesus Christ for Christians Muhammed is revered and “worshipped” as the one true prophet. While no image is allowed to be printed and exhibited, it’s shown, through the naming of over 150 MILLION men and boys that this is so.
“Muhammed is exalted before Allah and shall gain great favor in doing works in the prophet’s and Allah’s name”. Therefore, anybody named Muhammet or one of its derivative spellings is blessed.
The light of truth illuminates the shadows and in that light is seen the hypocrisy of religion perverting the word of God for personal gain and the extension of enslaving dogma. Religion is the banding together of people using a base belief and faith allows them the chance to survive amongst the “heathens and infidels” not believing as they should.
It has nothing to do with the word of God beyond the interpretation of men who read it and find ways to enslave those who don’t believe the same way.
So, based on that how can you kill the innocent for making “craven Images” when there are 150 million people carrying the name of your prophet that the image can be drawn from and the likeness attributed to?
Thanks for listening.