JERUSALEM, SACRED TO WHOM REBUTTAL
I received an email from
Fawaz AB requesting some "corrections" in this article.
I am answering his "corrections" here.
Peace been upon you (As-Salam Alaykom/Shalom Alaikhem)
REPLY:Your "correction" proves my
point. You listed the three most holy mosques.
REPLY: Actually, Sura 17: reads
"Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night from the Sacred
Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have blessed the precincts, so
that We may show to him some of Our signs; surely He is the Hearing,
I don't see where you get 'And
that means East' from this Sura. That is taking quite a stretch
of imagination. And it stretches out even further to say this
refers to East Jerusalem.
3- "Mohammed did make a brief attempt to get people to
pray towards Jerusalem in a vain effort to convert
Reply: A matter of semantics. A
command or an attempt, the fact that it happened remains the same.
Fawaz AB: B- Converting Jews is not a
All Religion followers like others to Convert to their Religion,
Believer thinks that his/her Religion the The Best among All.
REPLY: You better sit down.
I agree with you about 'all religion followers like others to
convert to their religion'. The use of the word 'vain' in the
original article means that this effort by Mohammed failed in his
Fawaz AB: C- Sura 2 Verses 142-143
Commanded Muhammad to Revert "Qibla" Direction of Prayer to Mecca's
Mosque, because it's (In Islam) the House buile by Abraham &
REPLY: [Sura 2.142-143] The fools
among the people will say: What has turned them from their qiblah which
they had? Say: The East and the West belong only to Allah; He guides
whom He likes to the right path.
The fact remains that Mohammed
the direction of prayer back to Mecca, which further substantiates this
4-" and in most cases actually turn their backs on
And if I accepted what you wrote, then every one in north
of Al-Aqsa mosque or norther in the same
REPLY: I concede this point. I have recently had problems with this 'turning their backs on Jerusalem."
5- "The place of pilgrimage (haj) for Moslems,
the Koran, is Mecca and its sister city,
REPLY: Let me quote from your first correction, "and if We excepted the two Mosques of Mecca & Madina, Al-Aqsa Mosque is Holier & More Sacred Than all The Mosques of Earth."
Now in this section you are
Mecca is the place for pilgrimage. JERUSALEM,SACRED TO WHOM
all three mosques are claimed as sacred by Islam. What is it?
- Even the Jews and Christians in Iraq, Tunisia or
any other Arabic Spoken countries calls G-D as "Allah"
- "Personal Name" is something different in Islam, Allah
Has more 99 names in Islam (i.e. Almighty,
And Personal Name to Allah in Islam is different again,
because Allah is Allah not a "Personal Name",
- Muslims Have what is called "The Greatest Name" (similar to the "personal") and that Name is not know to everyone, it moved from a generation to the next (like the "Mishnah") and this name is the name that Allah likes most to be asked with.
Surah 23.91] Never did Allah take
to Himself a son, and never was there with him any (other) god-- in
that case would each god have certainly taken away what he created, and
some of them would certainly have overpowered others; glory be to Allah
above what they describe!
From Who is Allah? III&E
Brochure Series; No. 2 (published by The Institute of Islamic
Information and Education (III&E):"It is a known fact that
every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God
and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with Allah. Allah
is the personal name of the
One true God. Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural
gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god which
be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess."
This says that Allah is the
personal Islamic name for god. This makes us both partially right and
7- " Furthermore, when you study the history of Islam,
you discover that when Mohammed went to Mecca, 365
REPLY: 360 gods or idols were
worshipped in Mecca. (http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-moon-god-hubal.htm).
They are both false gods. From
this same page "What is quite
certain is that the Pagan Arabs in Mecca worshipped a moon god called
Hubal at the Kabah. Hubal was the Lord of the Kabah, being the highest
ranking god of the
360 gods worshipped in the Kabah. Now here is the amazing thing. Allah
also worshipped as the Lord of the Kabah. Yet, Allah was never
represented by any idol of physical nature. To suggest the polytheistic
Arabs never created an idol to represent Allah is simply unreasonable
and unbelievable. We suggest rather, that Hubal was who the Pagan Arabs
addressed their prayers to Allah through. In other words, Allah was
Hubal. Muhammad came along and smashed the idol of Hubal and now the
Arabs had no idol of Allah to pray through any more and Hubal was
forgotten. There are stories in the Sira of pagan
Meccan praying to Allah while standing beside the image of Hubal.
Mecca, W. Montgomery Watt, Chapter 3: Religion In Pre-Islamic Arabia,
We suggest that Arabs stood beside Hubal and prayed to him, referring
him as Allah".
8- " This Allah was connected with the worship of the
moon, thus the crescent seen on the top of all
Fawaz AB: About the latter part, I Think
I made it clear, The 3 G-Ddesses that you wrote about: -
REPLY: Visit Allah - the Moon
God This rather extensive article
refutes this argument and shows allah to be the moon god.
9- " The "new and improved" Allah of Islam is a remade
G-D of the desert. Yes, Islam is monotheistic, but the G-D worshipped
is not the G-D of the Bible - the Lord G-D of Israel"
REPLY: And I also showed how the
G-D of the Bible is NOT allah. As for where did I get this remade
g-d of the desert, I got it from here "In
1255 B.C.. the Hebrew tribes had stopped for a forty-year period in
Sinai and the Nufud on their trek from Egypt to Palestine. Tradition
recounts the marriage of Moses to an Arabian woman who worshipped an
austere desert-god named
Yahu, later called Jehovah. This Arabian woman instructed Moses in the
of her god and may have started, thereby, a chain of events that links
Christianity, Judaism and Islam."