Elyria Lesson

Posted: October 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

A Quick Intro Into Islam

“The only religion approved by God is Islam (Submission)” Ali ‘Imran 3:19

I. Mohammad: Islam’s Only Prophet. Mohammad was born in Mecca to the Quraysh tribe. His parents die and he is entrusted to an Uncle. Eventually, he marries Khadija, a wealthy widow.
A. He received his first “revelation” in 610 A.D. He was supposedly in a cave and heard the voice of Gabriel (a.k.a., holy spirit) (Quran 96:1-5)
B. Mohammad’s prophetic life is divided into two crucial sections:
1. Meccan Period: The Meccan period lasts from 610 to 623 A.D. The Meccan period is characterized by (1) pray, (2) reading, (3) share what he knew with only those in Mecca and weakness.
2. Medinah Period: This period lasts from 623 to 632 A.D. This period is marked by these firsts:
a. The Mediniah treaty; the Islamic State; the Mohammadian period mosque; the jihad; the offensive jihad against the Meccanians and strength.
C. Mohammad’s travels from Mecca to Medinah is called the Hijrah (migration). Islamic sources claim Mohammad kicked out because he claimed that the ka’ bal was Allah’s house and demanded that Meccans remove the idols stored therein.
1. The Hijrah is the starting point of Islamic history, Each year is described as A.H. So 2012 A.D. is 1434 A.H.
2. Believers count time based on Jesus’ sacrifice while Muslims count time based on Mohammad’s migration.
D. Mohammad is Islam’s only prophet. He is the perfect man/Muslim pattern for all Islam. (Qur’ an 8:24) Accordingly, Allah had numerous prophets like Adam, Abraham and Jesus.
1. Mohammad was not Allah’s son therefore, not deity.
2. Mohammad was a prophet equal to Jesus.
3. After Mohammad there would be no more prophets but Caliphs. Caliphs cannot exist without an Islamic state.

II. Islamic Sources of Authority. Islam has two sources of authority: The Qur’ an and Sunnah. The Sunnah consists of the Hadith and Sira.
A. The Qur’ an: It has 114 Surahs (chapters) consisting of ayats (miracles). The Qur’ an is not in chronological order.
1. Each chapter is ordered in the Qur’ an by length expect for Surah 1 and 114. The longer chapters are at the beginning with the shorter at the end.
a. The original Qur’ an is before Allah’s face.
b. Gabriel revealed the Qur’ an over Mohammad’s life til 632 A.D.
c. It was recorded on rocks, leaves and skins. It was put together after Mohammad’s death.
d. It is considered the first piece of Arab literature.
e. It is considered perfect and very words of Allah superceding all other revelations including the Bible.
f. It cannot be fully understood unless read in Arabic.
2. Examples: At-Tawbah 9:5, 13-14, 29-31, 33
B. The Hadith: This refers to the sayings of Mohammad and the first four righteously guided Caliphs.
1. There are hundreds of thousands of sayings inventoried into five Sahih (sound) collects by Buhkrai, Muslim, Timirtha,
2. There are four categorizations: Sahih (Sound), hasan (good), da’if (weak) and maudu’ (fabricated)
3. Important: A hadith (ahadith, pl) which is sound or good is as binding on a Muslim as the Qur’ an. (Sahih Muslim 53:392)
C. The Sira: The Sira refers to Mohammad’s life. The Qur’ an demands seventy times that Muslims are to emulate Mohammad and if they do not they will end up hell.
1. Sirat Rasul Allah by ibn Ishaq is the official biography of Mohammad’s life. It is over 800 pages long. The biography was written over 100 years after Mohammad’s death. Examples:
a. Orders the assassination of Abu Afak.
b. Married Alisha at either 6 or 9 years old and had sexual intimacy at either 9 or 12 years old.
2. The Qur’ an commands all Muslims to follow Muhammad’s life example to the greatest degree. Therefore, the Sira is as binding as the Qur’ an.
a. Often, non-Muslims mistakenly believe the Qur’ an is the only “holy” book for Islam. It is not.
b. It is not possible to know Islam if a person has not studied the Sunna.

III. The Mosque. For most non-Muslims the mosque (masjid, مسجد) is probably the piece of Islam most will see next to possibly a hejaab (حجيب) or a Qur’ an. The mosque is also one of the more mysterious aspect of Islam both doctrinally and functionally. There are approximately 2,100 plus mosques in America and they have increased 74% in the last eleven years.
A. Islam has no shar’ ia about structure. The mosque’s look can range from drab, modern to gothic.
B. Islam does have shar’ ia about function and role. The Shar’ ia precedent for a mosque’s function is Mohammad’s mosque in Medinah (Qaradawi). Every mosque must follow this precedent to be shar’ ia-compliant.
1. What is the general way Americans look at a mosque? The Islamic center (mosque) is no different than a church meeting house.
2. In some ways this is true. But not in all ways. In fact, there is at least one significant difference between the function of a mosque and church.
C. Lets return to Medinah and Mohammad’s first mosque. The function of this mosque is related in a very good book called “Exposing the Mosque.”
1. State Affairs.
a. Mohammad meet delegations from other countries at the mosque.
b. Mohammad received pledges of allegiance from other tribes at the mosque.
c. All state affairs were conducted in the mosque.
2. Legal Affairs.
a. Judges operated courts in the mosque handing down sentences as well.
3. Religious Affairs.
a. The mosque is the point from which Shar’ ia was developed and spread throughout the Islamic state.
4. Jihad (Physical warfare)
a. Mohammad called for Muslims to resist non-Islamic forces by jihad.
b. All aspects of jihad were discussed and developed at the mosque.
c. Mohammad declared the inferiority of non-Muslims at the mosque.
d. Those who assassinated others for others were praised at the mosque.
e. All aspects of jihad were developed and discussed at the mosque.
f. Every conflict Islam was involved in was offensive: Badr (624 AD), Uhud (625 AD), Mecca (630 AD), Fertile Crescent, North Africa, Persia and Byzantine (633-42).
D. The biggest difference between the function of a mosque and church is jihad. So, what is jihad in Islam?
1. Mohammad: I was sent by Allah to fight until people accept Allah.
2. Umdat Al-Sahlik: Jihad is fighting against non-Muslims to impose Islam.
3. Yusfi Qaradawi: The Meccan mosque is precedent for today’s mosques.
4. Mosque in Raleigh: The mosque is the center of Islamic expansion worldwide.
E. Islam originated in Mecca but moved to Medinah. In Medinah Mohammad created a treaty which at the time included the Muslims who migrated with him, Jews and Christians.
1. This is the official start of the Islamic state. While setting up the Islamic state Mohammad created the first mosque (majid). The mosque and Islamic state are inseparable.
2. Mohammad’s mosque became the State center for the religious, political, economic, judicial and military (jihad).
3. Shar’ ia demands that the function of that mosque become the function of every mosque, including mosques in America!

  1. Laura says:

    Islamic Jihad massacres, as hate crimes en-masse

    Every Islamic terror act, anywhere, is a clear cut case of intolerance. It is always against the “other.”

    True, by Islamic Jihad any infidel targets are fair-game. It’s just that some groups are easier targets than others, as “justification” are aided by propaganda, often backed by some radical liberals in the West. Such are many Muslim aggressors posing as “victims.” For instance, those Arab immigrants’ grandchildren, invaders in Jews’ Israel/Palestine who go by the title “Palestinians,” while some in the West really buy the notion that these mass-murderers (who hide behind civilians, to bring about casualties, to be used as trophies) are just about “Palestine-Arab-State,” ignoring or unaware of their real ethnic cleansing aims from the entire Holy Land.

    Ethno-religious hatred classics:

    Arab supremacy –derived from Koran, Koranic spirit and themes– especially resulting in enslaving Africans and Asians in the Arab world (often having the “inferior” non-Arabs as ‘sex-slaves’ as well) and the genocide in the Sudan (of already 3.5 million, since the 1950s) by a classic combination of Arab racism and Islamic Jihad. The same diabolical combination that “founded” (in the 1920s) the Arab Vs Israel “conflict,” by infamous Mufti who collaborated with the ultimate ‘racists’ – the WW2 Hitler/Nazis. Ever since, the ‘holy war’ against the Jews in the land has always been under the dual slogan of Allah Akbar and Itbach al-Yahud (AKA genocide). Leaving also behind, an inspired legacy of decades (and current) of ugly Nazi style cartoons in the hateful Arab press.

    The Armenian Genocide 1915-23, was both: Turkish ethnic supremacy and an overall holy war against Christians. The same goes to Turkish anti-Greek and anti-Assyrian genocide. Totaling a combined 2.7 million Christian victims.

    Ethno-Religious Moro-Muslims VS Philippines’ natives.

    Ethno-Religious Malay-Muslims VS Thai natives.

    Ethno-Religious Islamic-Hausa-Fulani VS Igbo Christians in Biafra Nigeria – 1960s-70s (3 million dead).
    Current (2011-13) Boko Haram Islamic mass-murder campaign in that country, deepens the Ethno-Religious divide.

    Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Black-Muslim supremacy’s anti-White racism is deeply woven with radical Islamic vision. So were its linked Zebra murders in the 1970s and the Beltway snipers shootings in 2002.

    Ethno-Religious “pure-Muslim” Pakistani VS Bangladeshi (regarded as the impure) genocide – 1971 (3 million dead).

    Ethno-Religious “Palestinian” and Lebanese Muslims VS Christian Natives Maronites in Lebanon. 1970s-2000.

    Iran-Iraq war – 1980s (a million victims – at least). Racism (Arab supremacy vs Aryan-Iranians) and “we are the true Muslims” motivation, on both sides.

    Pakistani Sunnis and Shiites VS Ethno-Religious Ahmadis, resulting in mass violence. So is rampant anti-Ahmadi bigotry among “Palestinian” Arabs.

    Ethno-Religious Muslim-Uighur VS Han native Chinese. Terror attacks (not just against government but against ordinary Chinese too) recorded.

    Ethno-Religious Indonesian Muslims VS Chinese (especially in the late ’90s, mass rape and murder); Vs native Papuans (100,000 dead); Vs native Catholics in E. Timor (1975-99, resulting in 200,000 victims).

    One of the ardent supporters and admirers of Osama bin Laden, who celebrated 9/11 massacre, the pan-Arab, pan-Islamic AEL (Arab European League) founded by Arab Lebanese, former Hezbollah D. A. Jahjah, has been accused of inciting racism and violence in Belgium.

    Ever since the bloody ‘Islamic theme of al-Aqsa’ intifada erupted (2000), Jews in Europe have been even an easier target to Islamic anti-Semitism, physical attacks and attempted ethnic cleansing. Such as by Arab/African Muslims in France; by Turkish/Iranian Muslims in Germany; by Arab-Muslims in the Benelux, Sweden and Norway. The kidnappers and torturers to death of Ilan Halimi to the sound of reciting the Koran (Paris, 2006) –for instance– were inspired by Hamas literature.
    The (2012) Toulouse school massacre by Mohamed Merah of the Islamic hate group ‘Forsane Alizza,’ (NYT reported Jan/23/12, that its site was laced with hate posting, it typically claimed to be “fighting Islamophobia,” and the DailyTelegraph reported Mar/23/12, that in Jan/12, “Forsane Alizza was banned in France for inciting racial hatred,”) made sure to mention those “Palestinians.”
    Likewise, Arabs in Latin America, have been targeting Jews.

    The Pakistani Jihadi Lashkar-e-Taiba (“Army of the Pure”) in Mumbai (2008), aided by the ISI (Pakistan Spy Agency) specifically targeted Whites, and even more so the Jews.

    Ethno-Religious Arab-Muslims VS native Coptic-Christians in Egypt, hate crimes still going on…

    Ethno-Religious (mostly separated by origin/ethnicity as well) Shiite VS Sunnis, and vice versa in Iraq (Zarqawi argued that ‘Shia were more dangerous than the “Zionists and Crusaders,”‘ Egyptian Cleric said -Mar/09- “Shiites are worse than Jews,”) and in Pakistan.
    Sunni Vs Alawites, Syria (al-Qaeda cleric’s Fatwa -Jul/12- calls Alawites, “greater infidels than the Christians and Jews”).
    Bloodshed going on, full force.
    A study about 2011 worldwide terror attacks -for example- found 70% of the (over 12,000) killings were perpetrated by Sunni Muslims. That includes: al-Qaeda, Taliban, and others.

    Last point but not least: most “conflicts” and bloodshed around the globe today ARE correlated to Islamism.

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