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Jul 21 2012

Ramadan was a non-Muslim pagan Arab festival

The difference between pre-Islamic Ramadan and Islamic Ramadan is, pre-Islamic Ramadan was practiced by a Pagan tribe in Arabia, and Islamic Ramadan is practiced by Muslims all over the world.

During Ramadan, Pagan Arabs used to abstain from food, water, sexual contact etc. Muslims practice the same Pagan Ramadan rituals.

It is a well-known fact that Islam adapted the Pagan practice of fasting. There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that mentions the ritual.
Bukhari 5:58:172 – Narrated Aisha: ‘Ashura was a day on which the tribe of Quraish used to fast in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance. The Prophet also used to fast on this day. So when he migrated to Medina, he fasted on it and ordered (the Muslims) to fast on it. When the fasting of Ramadan was enjoined, it became optional for the people to fast or not to fast on the day of Ashura.’

The fasting for Ashura (10th of Muharram) originated from a Quraish Pagan practice. Ramadan fasting came later from Sabian tradition. Sabians are mentioned in several verses of the Quran [al-Baqarah 2:62], [al-Hajj 22:17] , [al-Maa’idah 5:69] along with Christians and Jewish. Sabians, a non-Muslim Iraqi tribe, believed in monotheism, observed fasting 30 days a year, and prayed 5 times a day.

Not only Ramadan fasting, other Pagan rituals were also Islamized. The Ka’aba in Mecca was a center of idol-worship. 360 idols were kept in the Ka’aba. According to Hadith Bukhari 3:43:658 Narrated Abdullah bin Masud: The Prophet entered Mecca and (at that time) there were three hundred-and-sixty idols around the Ka’aba. He started stabbing the idols with a stick he had in his hand and reciting: “Truth (Islam) has come and Falsehood (disbelief) has vanished.”

The Black-stone or al-Ḥajar al-Aswad of the Ka’aba became the central shrine object in Islam. It was one of the many stones and idols venerated by pre-Islamic Pagans. The Black Stone was kissed by people during pre-Islamic pagan worship. Muhammad did not completely abolish Idol worship, he made the Black Stone stay and allowed people to continue the practice of kissing the stone. It is the same pre-Islamic Pagan stone that Muslims kiss today during Hajj and Umrah. The Islamic historians believe that the black stone was a pagan deity called ‘Al-Lat’, one of the three daughters of Allah, the Pagan moon-god. She was once venerated as a cubic rock at Ta’if in Arabia.

Hisham ibn-Al-Kalbi (819 CE) in his ‘The book of Idols’ wrote that ‘Al-lat stood in al-Ta’if, and was more recent than Manah. She was a cubic rock beside which a certain Jew used to prepare his barley porridge (sawiq). Her custody was in the hands of the banu-’Attab ibn-Malik of the Thayif, who had built an edifice over her. [...]She is the idol which God mentioned when He said, “Have you seen al-lat and al-Uzza?” (Surah 53:19)

Muslims in the 21st century believe that the Black Stone fell from the heaven during the era of Adam and Eve. They also believe that the stone was originally white, but it turned black because of absorbing human sins.

Pre-Islamic Pagans prayed five times a day facing Mecca. Persian Zoroastrian tribe prayed five times a day too, in the direction of the Sun or fire temple. Before prayers, Zoroastrians cleaned themselves or practiced ablution. Ablution and the prayers for 5 times are not something Islam invented. The Hadith [Sahih Bukhari Book 8, no. 345] tells us that when Muhammad met Allah in heaven, Allah demanded 50 prayers per day. But with the help of Moses, Muhammad bargained with Allah and finally he was successful to reduce 50 prayers per day to 5 prayers per day. Even the Quran (4:28) says, ‘God wishes to lighten your burden, for the human being is created weak’.

During Hajj, Muslims walk between two mountains seven times. It is also a pre-Islamic practice. Let’s see what the Quran and the Hadith say about the special mountain walk.

Hadith Bukhari. Volume 2, Book 26, Number 710: Narrated ‘Asim: I asked Anas bin Malik: “Did you dislike to perform Tawaf between mountain Al-Safa and mountain Al-Marwa?” He said, “Yes, as it was of the ceremonies of the days of the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance, till Allah revealed: ‘Verily! Al-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the rites (or symbols) of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who performs the pilgrimage to the Ka’ba, or performs ‘Umrah, to perform Tawaf between them.’ ” (Quran 2.158)

Many non-Islamic Pagan rituals are now known as Islamic rituals. Pagan’s crescent moon: the symbol of the moon god, circumambulation, Ihram etc. were taken or stolen by Islam. Muslims now begin their Ramadan fasting after seeing a crescent moon in the sky. Ramadan is a kind of a month-long food festival for Muslims. It is supposed to be a month of sacrifice and Muslims are expected to eat less. But in reality, Muslims eat more in Ramadan than any other month. Some people call Ramadan the holy month of feasting, instead of the holy month of fasting. They make sense.

There are some unscientific, nonsense verses in the Quran about Ramadan.

Quran.Sura 2:187: “Eat and drink until white thread of dawn appears to you and then complete your fast till the night appears.”

Quran.Sura 18:83-86:“Zulkharnain reached the setting place of the sun. He saw that it set in a pool of black muddy water.”

Quran.Sura 67:3-5; 37:6-9: “We created 7 heavens one above the other and decorated the lowest heaven with lamps – The Stars. We made such lamps as missiles to drive away Satan, who try to listen the conversation of the higher group — i.e., Conversation between Allah and his angels.”

There are many Hadith on Ramadan too. The most interesting ones are the ones about Muhammad kissing his wives and the way he permitted old men to embrace their young wives but prevented young men from embracing their young wives. Needless to say, Muhammad was old.

Hadith. Bukhari, Vol.3:149: narrated Aisha, ‘Muhammad used to kiss and embrace his wives while he was fasting and he had more power to control his desires than any of you.’

Hadith.Bukhari, Vol.3:151: Narrated Zainab: (daughter of Umme Salma) that her mother said, The prophet and I used to take a bath from one water pot and he used to kiss me while he was fasting.”

Hadith. Book 13, No.2381: Narrated Abu Hurayrah: A man asked Muhammad whether one who was fasting could embrace his wife and he gave him permission; but when another man came to him, and asked him, he forbade him. The one to whom he gave permission was an old man and the one whom he forbade was a youth.

Hadith. Book 13, No. 2380: Narrated Aisha: Prophet Muhammad used to kiss and suck her tongue, while he was fasting.

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  1. 1
    Bob Jase

    Glad to hear that Jews & Christians aren’t the only Abrahamic religions to have stolen from pagans.

    1. 1.1
      Dave

      LOL Wicca was created in 1954 and stole plenty of things from Christianity and Judaism. People abandoned the Pagan religions because they had outgrown them.

  2. 2
    Gene C

    Boring.

    1. 2.1
      Cchoton

      Wow! We’ve got some wonderful facts unveiling the history and hypocritical nature of Ramadan fasting. Thank you Taslima. You have written,”There are some unscientific, nonsense verses in the Quran about Ramadan”. But according to me,the whole Quran is a compilation of some unscientific, nonsense verses. Some are very funny. There are some guys living in my neighborhood. They almost worship Zakir Naik and some few other new-age prophets. The leader of those guys is studying MBBS in a medical college. This highly educated,socially acclaimed boy strongly believes that the Quarn is the source of every invention. Even the Quran is a science manual! This is 21st century…era of hijab and fatwa by educated peoples. Sad!

      1. Winterwind

        Hahaha. It might give you a bit of comfort to know that there are such people in every religion. Once I read a comment by a Hindu claiming that Vishnu’s Dasavatara actually represent Evolution. Of course Hindus invented everything 10 million years before anyone else. Also, temples are built in places where the Earth’s magnetic field is particularly strong. The idols actually absorb “positive energy” and beam it into worshippers!

        Anyway, as you say, a lot of people who fall for these things are quite bright and intellectually curious. We should try to engage with them and show them they’ve been misled.

        1. muller

          hindu was the first religion which exist on earth…. my dear friend…

          1. jonathanagathokles

            Actually the first religion were animistic, from which then developed later religions. Hinduism is just one of the many resulting religious traditions over the two hundred thousand years of Homo sapiens’ existence, if indeed they didn’t inherit religious belifs from yet earlier species of humans.

          2. Rasheed

            Dear Hindu brother, According to DNA verification test results almost 99% Muslims of India, Pak & Bangladesh are identical to local Hindus and Indian Muslims DNA never match to either Arabs, Persians or Egyptians, this indicates clearly that only local Hindus were converted to Islam and everyone should know that 99% Muslims of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are from Hindu ancestors as per British genealogy report. Might be your ancient cousins converted to Muslims from Hinduism only due to the atrocities of upper caste of Hindus on lower caste one and resulted in conversion in to Islam. If in India Hindus forcibly converted in to Islam then why Muslims are not returning back in Hinduism fold again? It is because of Hindus converted in to Muslims as per their own will & wish only since Hinduism is falsely framed religion by Aryans to dominate & establish Rule over native backward, scheduled caste & tribes to commit their atrocities. Now you are saying Muslims are terrorists because these native Indians no more under Aryans control.
            However keep in mind that already from Aryans created Hinduism (Hindus) left to Islam in Pakistan & Bangladesh and within coming 100 years India also will with Muslims Majority and become Islamic country.
            Is there anyone to clarify that why there is no difference between Hindus & Muslims on their faces/ Heights/ personality or on their genes? Because of Muslims and Hindus (Except Aryans) are really natives of Indian sub continent with in different faiths.

          3. Akaula Kaula

            Dear Rashid;
            Your first comment regarding DNA test is certainly correct. However all the rest of the comments about Hinduism and Aryan etc are as wrong as wrong can be.

            Only religions in the world are three Abrahamic religions. India and China certainly do not have religions. There is no word for religion in Indian languages. If India had religion then it would have a name for i. The need to universalize the notion of religion is a need of these three religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

            You are also ignorant about the history of India under Islam and colonial periods, except for the popular versions you obviously have read. Go through the original sources and you will see the bloody history of Islam. Will Durant says that Indian history under Islam is the bloodiest history of the mankind. He also estimates the about 80 Million Hindus Killed, and many many others sold in to slave markets. Islam has a technical name for the capturing of teh slaves and women and it is Mall-e-Ganimat.

            Please quote the Hindu references regarding the lower cast treatment from Hindu Books. I am sure you can’t even read these. Muslims did not return to Hinduism because by the time Islamic dominance was finished about a 700 years had passed and it had become a norm in converted families. In addition any one who converts back will be killed by the rest of the Muslims as that is the prescription for leaving Islam.

          4. biccky

            Mr. Rasheed,
            Hindus were forcibly converted to ur cult.They are not returning back to their old culture, simply because the punishment for apostasy in Islam is death.
            Before u give such condescending remarks, have a look at ur country, u have no economy , no education, a land of illiterate lunatics, even for basic health care, u come over to India, cos ur doctors are unqualified.What is ur nation contributing to humanity ????
            Ur country is so small but ur population is more than Russia, i think ur country is a nuisance in this world.

          5. Khushi

            Agree with you, Muller.
            Hinduism indeed was the first religion on Earth.

    2. 2.2
      F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

      How delightful! Your words are bring in the extreme as well. Cheers!

      1. adelade

        To you Bikky, You are extremely ignorant, racist and have some kind of profound superiority complex which is beyond me. Someone like you could never see the truth… I guess you practice the islamic faith and this is why you are being so rude against Akaula Kaula comments. It is true not just in India everywhere islam spread in its early origins they converted people with much violence… you go ahead and rewrite history to suit your own ignorance.

        How dare you spit so much venom out on any country, who are you!!!

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    I hadn’t realized that the form of the fast was taken from pagans as well. Everybody stole from them, as they had the then-current monopoly (or oligopoly), and were generally much more varied and entertaining, and frequently available for mixing and matching (or this is possibly even required in some cultures and states).

    Islam had a good market to choose from, with access to several other authoritarian monotheistic religions as well (and the baggage they had collected from competing and precursor polytheisms as well).

    In most cases, though, religions have a habit of keep picking the worst bits of other religions, or from their own history, and making them worse. Or completely perverting what were originally good elements included in a religion.

    1. 3.1
      Taslima Nasreen

      Muhammad used to go to Syria by a trade caravan belong to his first wife Khadija. He met many Christians in Syria. He also met Jews in Medina. One of Khadija’s cousins, Waraqah ibn Nawfal, had embraced Christianity. Muhammad learned a lot from them and wrote the Koran on the basis of the stories he heard. Probably his only creation was 72 virgins thingie.
      Rituals are mostly stolen from pagans.

      1. Muhammad Suleman

        Dear Nasreen;

        My Tasleema’t to you.

        Your name is a Muslim name. Instead of presuming that you are a Muslim I wish to ask you if you are one.

        Do you normally speak against Islam or have you also written in favour of some aspects of Islam?

        Looking forward to a pleasant dialogue with you.

        Muhammad Suleman

        1. zahida

          I never talk or think against Islam

        2. Food for thought

          Google was invented for a reason Mr. So and so!!

      2. BinJabreel

        I think part of it is that we need our religions to be special, born fully-formed like Athena.

        Acknowledging that they are part of a seamless continuum of rituals and beliefs that get borrowed and built upon comes too close to acknowledging that they’re a human cultural artifice like any other.

        I adore your writings, even reading you translated into English makes me miss the flavor of Arabic when I was attempting to learn it.

      3. sc_4ae9536f673e9e97b5c5583be6fada8d

        Interesting comment being that the Prophet Mohammed was unable to read or write..well known fact Taslima, wake up!

      4. anti paganism

        sham on you, Taslima. Actually you are pegan, that is why you are supporting paganism. Pagansim worship davil and so do you. Our prophet mohammad (peace be up on him) was not a copy cat like you are. He had fear of Allah unlike you. If you are so brave and so powerful can you stop death Taslima because you are doctor. Sham on you taslima, you are so filthy.

        Look at you and Dr. Zakir naik. You are disgusting and Alhamdurilla he is so respectful to this world insha Allah next world he will be too. Alhamdullih Allah keep his promises because dr. zakir talk for Allah and for Mohammad(S.w) he is respected to this world so far. Look at you, you try to insult ALlah and his prophet Mohammad(s.w) and Allah made you to get slap through other people shoes. Sham on you Taslima.

        Now I got it you actually worship filthy jinn. So you are pegan disgusting!!!!

        1. Virkaul

          @Anita paganism, your comments are silly. Tasleema was narrating facts and has rightly said that most rituals are copied from Pagans, Jews or Christians. The concept of 72 houris is original though.

      5. knight

           Say: O ye that reject Faith!
           I worship not that which ye worship,
           Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
           And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
           Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
           To you be your Way, and to me mine.

      6. Servant of Allah

        Taslima, If you say an illiterate was the inventor of the Quran, then accept the challenge of Quran and write something like the Quran, but you wont be able to do it, even if all of mankind and jinkind would help each other.

        Let us look at Noble Verse 17:88 “Say: ‘If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.

        And why on earth are taking unauthentic Hadith as proof ?

        May Allah guide you

        Amin

        1. nathaniel

          Dear Servant of Allah
          Where the Koran falls down is in its rendition of the O.T. Prophets The Bible was written over 1500 yrs by Prophets of old under the Influence of the Holy Spirit it is in fact some 35% prophetic in nature written outside of time as Isaiah guided by YHWH would say “declaring the end from the beginning” Alpha to Omega Genesis to Revelation. For instance {one of hundreds} The Abraham/Isaac account in Genesis is a typology {a Father willing to sacrifice his Son for atonement for sin} there are no less than 14 Messianic accounts in this one story alone. What i am saying is you cannot replicate this without knowledge of the future . the Koranic account is meaning less constructed after the event [thousands of years in this case} not before.
          Example Daniel 8 the goat is Alexander the great smote the ram {Media/Persia] in the year 334 B.C. if you add the 2300 it brings you to the year 1967 {add 1 to account for 0 crossing B.C. to A.D.] when indeed the only remaining part of Solomons Temple in Jerusalem was Cleansed/sanctified and furthermore Nasser died shortly after not of human hands
          The devil can sift thee as wheat servant of Allah

          1. Servant of Allah

            Just by saying that there is an old testament and a new testament, it obviously shows that humans changed the bible.

            Not a single letter of the quran has changed.
            “Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.” (Sura 15, Verse 9)

            But I guess you’ve never read the complete Quran, nor are you planning to read it.
            May Allah the only one God who has no child guide you, Amin.

        2. nathaniel

          Old Testament is the new Testament concealed the New Testament the old revealed.
          In the beginning YHWH created the Heavens and the Earth the opening line of Genesis is a quite staggering example of an heptadic 7 fold code{ in the original Hebrew} over 20 cases within a 7 word sentence Hebrew gematria included i defy anyone in relevant prose to equal this . You will be familiar with heptadic code in the book of Revelation which i believe you are aware of,. it permeates scripture , what is amazing is the fact that Hebrew Greek and even English the complete vocabulary must be known in advance ! will your Koran tell you about this 8/10/2005

          1. Servant of Allah

            You should really try a Tafsir (translation + explanation) of the Quran it will open your heart with the permission of Allah, Amin. There are no contradictions with scientific facts in the Quran. The Quran deals with every aspect of life, this is why it’s a manual for the believing muslim.

            23. “And if you are in doubt of what We have sent down to Our (faithful) Servant (Muhammad), then bring forth one Sura the like thereof, and call your witnesses other than Allah, if you are truthful.”

            24. “And if you do not do so, and you will never do it, then fear the Fire whose fuel is People and Stones, prepared for the infidels.”

      7. Mohamed Jiwa

        Someone up there in comments said his first wife was a jewess.

      8. adelade

        lets get it right muhammed learned alot from the catholics, not true christians who to this very day practice paganism, his wife was catholic and very rich and he learned alot from the catholic paganism culture. At this time the catholics were enemies of the true christians as they spread far and wide. there influence with the islam faith is just to try and smear and eradicate true cristianity as they resided in the countries where now islam flourishes.

  4. 4
    Jonathan Agathokles

    There is one mistake in this otherwise excellent essay. Allaḥ is not a Moon God, just like in Islām he is the creator and highest of the Gods, with Allat as his wife and co-creatress of the world. The crescent moon did not become a symbol of Islām until deep in Ottoman times. It is true that the crescent moon in the sky was important as it marked the beginnings of each month, as it does in many cultures past and present.

    So while it is true that the crescent moon is a symbol of lunar deities throughout the ancient Near East, going back thousands of years, it was never a symbol of Allaḥ, for Allaḥ is not a Moon God.

    1. 4.1
      Taslima Nasreen

      As far as I know Hubal and Allah are connected. http://www.studytoanswer.net/islam/hubalallah.html

      1. Jonathan Agathokles

        Yet the South Arabian tribes had a different Moon God, Ta’lab, yet they also worshipped Allaḥ.

      2. sc_4ae9536f673e9e97b5c5583be6fada8d

        As far as you know? I could throw a refrigerator farther than you know! By the way, they are not connected…lol. Muslims beleive that God has no partners. Obviously, this is a pagan beleif. So as far as I know, you dont know anything about Islam or Allah.

      3. muller

        taslima,

        the belief of pagans was to god shiva.. but prophet muhaamed started his own religion… disregarding the pre-islamic rituals… as the kabba in mecca is the shivaling of god shiva…. there were 260 idols of gods in kaba.. but islam doesnot belief in idol worship…

        1. jonathanagathokles

          The Ka’aba is NOT originally a Temple to Shiva. It is a temple to Allah, and to the other Gods of Arabia and their trade partners. So while hypothetically an idol of Shiva could have been present at the site, it wasn’t the primary deity there, let alone the reason it was built.

    2. 4.2
      Akaula Kaula

      Every creator God, who is defined as Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent is a contradiction in terms, hence can not exist. But religious people are too blinded to see that.

    3. 4.3
      adelade

      but it did before Islam was came on the scene and the quaran was written in 650AD… Allah was another name for the moon God in the pagan tribes.

  5. 5
    zahida

    Fasting has been practiced since the very beginning of human life on earth. Some sects of Jews and Christians do fasting for 40 days. Hindu people do fasting in different occasions.

    The fasting that Muslim people do may be different in some aspects of practice.

    It should be remembered that the intention of fasting is same for all religion e.g. satisfying God.

    People of different religion got the direction of fasting from the same god.

  6. 6
    zahida

    We can’t judge Quran either by holding few translations, criticizing difference of Islamic practice among different sects or societies of Muslims and of course not blindly believing the propaganda against Islam by non Muslims.

    The whole universe exists in the quran. It needs extensive knowledge to about all the aspects of realistic and so called unrealistic things; a non biased mind.

  7. 7
    lpetrich

    I’ve seen a more mundane explanation for fasting, that it’s a way of practicing for surviving famines. That had been a real problem for many premodern societies.

    Some people fast because it induces religious/mystical visions. These are essentially hallucinations, and they can be induced in a variety of ways. Bertrand Russell once knew a woman who fasted because of the experiences she had while doing so. He stated that if you eat too little, you see heaven, while if you drink too much, you see snakes.

  8. 8
    lpetrich

    As to Islam ripping pre-Islamic practices, as some commenters noted here, that’s rather common. Consider winter-solstice celebration in mid-northern latitudes. English speakers usually call it Christmas, but Danish and Swedish and Norwegian and Icelandic speakers still use cognates of English “Yule”. Candles and conifer trees don’t have much connection with Jesus Christ, but instead with what there’s not much of in winter: light and living vegetation.

    But there are winter-solstice-aligned monuments that go back very far, like Newgrange, Ireland, nearly 5000 years ago, and the Goseck Circle, southern Germany, nearly 7000 years ago. Seems like their builders thought winter solstice worth noting.

  9. 9
    Illiterate

    If Muhammad had the chance to respond to this, he most probably will remind that like many in his time, he also was reviving and perfecting Abrahamic traditions which partially was embedded in Arab practice, though some took pagal flavor, other retained in more pure form (called Hanafi) and others were blended in Arab Jewish or Arabo Christian traditions.

    Hajj for example was first introduced by Abraham, then became mixed in Arab local tradition (hence idol worship came into form). So to label it pagan is bit dishonest or myopic at best.

    Regarding the statement you made, “There are some unscientific, nonsense verses in the Quran about Ramadan.”

    Quran.Sura 2:187: “Eat and drink until white thread of dawn appears to you and then complete your fast till the night appears.”

    Quran.Sura 18:83-86:“Zulkharnain reached the setting place of the sun. He saw that it set in a pool of black muddy water.”

    It seems people often forget that Quran has a very poetic language because classic Arab is.

    When in Bangla language we say, “Amar Shnonar Bangla Ami Tomae Bhalobashi” .. literally it means “My Bengal Land of Gold, I love you,” this doesnt mean Bangladesh has Gold mines, it simply express preciousness.

    Similarly in 18:83-86… when it says Zulkarnain reached the setting place of sun, its an idiomic phrase of furthest west. Just as Japan is called “the Land of Rising Sun.”

    Thanks.

    1. 9.1
      zahida

      If any one reads the Quran, he/she will find that Quran holds a gradual transition beginning from Adam. It acknowledges the importance of all of the important prophets. The Quran didn’t deny them rather directed to respect them. A native american man once told me about their prophet. His name was Nanabush. What he told was the exact story of Prophet Noah. This man’s tribe still do spiritual practice by their own way.
      According to the Quran, Adam’s religion was Islam. All the other prophets’ religion was Islam though their practice was different from modern day practice. For example, direction for five times salat.
      Quran also says that sharing god with wife, son etc etc. and worshiping other Gods are anti Islam.
      As a chemical engineer I like to say that God is the central nucleus of the universe. The universal activities are regulated by it. Religious practice is for mingling the transformed energy with that core energy. A good chemical reaction always needs the utmost purity of the components.
      There many opportunities of discriminating oppressing man kind when more than God is worshiped; the cast system and hierarchy of brahminism.
      Some people accepts Ramadan as a ritual without any option. No, ramadan is not a must for whatever reason we show. Their is option for giving alms and in case of incapability only prayer.
      many of the Islamic practices that is criticized now a days are actually not in compliance with Quran, hadith, sunnah and fiquah. example: hadith says every muslim man and woman must be educated, if even it needs you to go a far away county. According to sariah, a muslim woman can be the head of a country or army chief of staff.

      Some muslim countries ignore these. That is not the fault of the Quran but of human beings and for that they will be judged.

      Some people think being anti religion means being modern and learned in so many modern concepts. But we forget that man is mortal.

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    sc_4ae9536f673e9e97b5c5583be6fada8d

    Dear Sincere Truth Seekers,

    I have literally copied and pasted the authors complete entry. I will now refute her misleading statements with the truth. My own words will be added to the authors entry seperated by brackets []. Please note..I am not a scholar and my comments below are based on my limited knowledge as a student of history and Islam.

    The difference between pre-Islamic Ramadan and Islamic Ramadan is, pre-Islamic Ramadan was practiced by a Pagan tribe in Arabia, and Islamic Ramadan is practiced by Muslims all over the world. [Very broad comment. There are many differences between Pre-Islamic Ramadan and Islamic Ramadan rituals, too many to list. Do some research through credible sources]

    During Ramadan, Pagan Arabs used to abstain from food, water, sexual contact etc. Muslims practice the same Pagan Ramadan rituals.[Although Muslims do abstain from the above mentioned, Ramadan is much more than that. Why do Muslims abstain from this? It is to detach oneself from worldly matters for the pleasure of their Lord, to remember why we were created and humble ourselves. Check out islamreligion.com for much more in depth info on Ramadan]

    It is a well-known fact that Islam adapted the Pagan practice of fasting. [The Pagans in question were also re-knowned through out Arabia to be the most hospitable to their guests, their generosity,bravery and many other great qualities. Does this mean that it is wrong to continue to practice some Pre-Islamic rituals that were noble?? If that was the case then Muslims should not be as hospitable, generous etc etc since this is apparently soley attributed to Pagans. Jews and Christians by the way also practice forms of fasting dont they?]
    There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that mentions the ritual.
    Bukhari 5:58:172 – Narrated Aisha: ‘Ashura was a day on which the tribe of Quraish used to fast in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance. The Prophet also used to fast on this day. So when he migrated to Medina, he fasted on it and ordered (the Muslims) to fast on it. When the fasting of Ramadan was enjoined, it became optional for the people to fast or not to fast on the day of Ashura.’

    The fasting for Ashura (10th of Muharram) originated from a Quraish Pagan practice. Ramadan fasting came later from Sabian tradition. Sabians are mentioned in several verses of the Quran [al-Baqarah 2:62], [al-Hajj 22:17] , [al-Maa’idah 5:69] along with Christians and Jewish. [Yes they are mentioned, but in what context??] Sabians, a non-Muslim Iraqi tribe, believed in monotheism, observed fasting 30 days a year, and prayed 5 times a day. [More useless info that doesnt prove anything]

    Not only Ramadan fasting, other Pagan rituals were also Islamized. The Ka’aba in Mecca was a center of idol-worship. 360 idols were kept in the Ka’aba. According to Hadith Bukhari 3:43:658 Narrated Abdullah bin Masud: The Prophet entered Mecca and (at that time) there were three hundred-and-sixty idols around the Ka’aba. He started stabbing the idols with a stick he had in his hand and reciting: “Truth (Islam) has come and Falsehood (disbelief) has vanished.”[ This proves that Islam is not based on Idol worship and pagan beleifs. Yes the Ka'aba in Mecca was a center of idol-worship before Islam. Islam came and did away with this through Monotheism]

    The Black-stone or al-Ḥajar al-Aswad of the Ka’aba became the central shrine object in Islam.[Central Shrine object?? Not really. Some Islamic historians beleive this stone was sent to Ismael from the Angel Gabriel and placed on the Ka'aba when Ismael and his father Abraham constructed the Ka'aba. This stone does not play a pertinent role in the Islamic religion nor is central to anything] It was one of the many stones and idols venerated by pre-Islamic Pagans. [Again, given to Abrabram and his son Ismael when they constructed the Ka'aba with their own hands. Abraham by the way is "the father" of all 3 major monotheistic religions in the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam...so the black stone was not just venerated by pagans rather their origins of worship stemmed from monotheistic beleifs that later became diluted with falsehood with addition of idol worship] The Black Stone was kissed by people during pre-Islamic pagan worship. Muhammad did not completely abolish Idol worship, he made the Black Stone stay and allowed people to continue the practice of kissing the stone. [False, the prophet Mohammed (pbuh) did in fact abolish ALL forms of idol worship. As stated, this stone has a special history. To venerate, or hold something in a deep respect is completely different than Idol Worship] It is the same pre-Islamic Pagan stone that Muslims kiss today during Hajj and Umrah. [Again, given to Abraham and his son Ismael, Prophets of God and fathers of the 3 Major Montheistic religions in the world today] The Islamic historians believe that the black stone was a pagan deity called ‘Al-Lat’, one of the three daughters of Allah, the Pagan moon-god. She was once venerated as a cubic rock at Ta’if in Arabia. [ Completely false, a lie. The author conveniently does not cite any sources here. There is not one credible Islamic Scholar/Historian that would agree to the authors statement]

    Hisham ibn-Al-Kalbi (819 CE) in his ‘The book of Idols’ wrote that ‘Al-lat stood in al-Ta’if, and was more recent than Manah. She was a cubic rock beside which a certain Jew used to prepare his barley porridge (sawiq). Her custody was in the hands of the banu-’Attab ibn-Malik of the Thayif, who had built an edifice over her. [...]She is the idol which God mentioned when He said, “Have you seen al-lat and al-Uzza?” (Surah 53:19) [Yes some of the well known idols of these Pagans are mentioned in the Quran, but under what context??? Here is entry 53:23- These are nothing but names which ye have devised,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire!- Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord!]

    Muslims in the 21st century believe that the Black Stone fell from the heaven during the era of Adam and Eve. They also believe that the stone was originally white, but it turned black because of absorbing human sins. [Which muslims beleive that? Im not sure there is a precise history of this stone's origin, and frankly, the religion of Islam would be the same with or with out this stone]

    Pre-Islamic Pagans prayed five times a day facing Mecca. [Islamic prayer and how and when it was to be done was instituted after the Prophet was commanded by Allah during the Isra and Miraj - On that occasion the Prophet received a number of directives including that Prayers were obligatory five times a day. (http://www.islamicity.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IC0608-3086)]
    Persian Zoroastrian tribe prayed five times a day too, in the direction of the Sun or fire temple. Before prayers, Zoroastrians cleaned themselves or practiced ablution. Ablution and the prayers for 5 times are not something Islam invented.[Not sure about this statement but doesnt it make sense that before anyone would kneel and pray to their Lord and Creator that they should be in a state of cleanliness?] The Hadith [Sahih Bukhari Book 8, no. 345] tells us that when Muhammad met Allah in heaven, Allah demanded 50 prayers per day. But with the help of Moses, Muhammad bargained with Allah and finally he was successful to reduce 50 prayers per day to 5 prayers per day. Even the Quran (4:28) says, ‘God wishes to lighten your burden, for the human being is created weak’. [ok..this is true, humans are weak and Allah is the most kind]

    During Hajj, Muslims walk between two mountains seven times. It is also a pre-Islamic practice. Let’s see what the Quran and the Hadith say about the special mountain walk. [Muslims perform Tawaf, "special mountain walk" as stated by author, to honor and commemorate the Tawaf made by Haggar, the wife of Abraham, again the father of the 3 major Monotheistic religions of the world today]

    Hadith Bukhari. Volume 2, Book 26, Number 710: Narrated ‘Asim: I asked Anas bin Malik: “Did you dislike to perform Tawaf between mountain Al-Safa and mountain Al-Marwa?” He said, “Yes, as it was of the ceremonies of the days of the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance, till Allah revealed: ‘Verily! Al-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the rites (or symbols) of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who performs the pilgrimage to the Ka’ba, or performs ‘Umrah, to perform Tawaf between them.’ ” (Quran 2.158)

    Many non-Islamic Pagan rituals are now known as Islamic rituals. Pagan’s crescent moon: the symbol of the moon god, circumambulation, Ihram etc. were taken or stolen by Islam. [Moon-God?? there are also other idiots that try to tie this to Islam but fail to do so. Muslims do not beleive in any moon gods or any diety except for Allah, the Creator of the worlds and everything in them. The most important tenant of Islam is in fact tawhid, Oneness of God] Muslims now begin their Ramadan fasting after seeing a crescent moon in the sky. [This is true, we do this since the moon phase cycle is an exact science which allows us to tell time, thus knowing when to start and end through cycles/phases of the moon] Ramadan is a kind of a month-long food festival for Muslims. [ Ramadan is much more than just about food as stated previously, see islamreligion.com for more info about Ramadan.] It is supposed to be a month of sacrifice and Muslims are expected to eat less. But in reality, Muslims eat more in Ramadan than any other month. [weird, everyone I know thats fasts during Ramadan abstains from food all day and when the sun goes down and its time to eat, we could hardly eat half a meal since we lose apetites and get full so fast! I never heard anyone call it the month of feasting..just ridiculous] Some people call Ramadan the holy month of feasting, instead of the holy month of fasting. They make sense. [The author does not make any sense!]

    There are some unscientific, nonsense verses in the Quran about Ramadan. [lol, yea because Taslima is a brilliant author by day and Rocket Scientist by night. No idea what she is talking about]

    Quran.Sura 2:187: “Eat and drink until white thread of dawn appears to you and then complete your fast till the night appears.” [Im not a scientist or scholar of Islam but i think this makes perfect sense. White threads of dawn is when the sun rises in the morning hours and the first rays of light are reaching over the lands from the blackness of the night. I think this is beautiful!]

    Quran.Sura 18:83-86:“Zulkharnain reached the setting place of the sun. He saw that it set in a pool of black muddy water.” [again not a scholar but havent you ever seen a sunset over a lake or body of water? looks like the description somewhat above?? again im not a scholar and can not provide more analysis]

    Quran.Sura 67:3-5; 37:6-9: “We created 7 heavens one above the other and decorated the lowest heaven with lamps – The Stars. We made such lamps as missiles to drive away Satan, who try to listen the conversation of the higher group — i.e., Conversation between Allah and his angels.” [Amazing, the Quran, a 1400 year old book states there are 7 atmospheres when modern science just discovered this fact not so long ago. Proof that Islam is a book of science and from the Lord, The All Knower]

    There are many Hadith on Ramadan too. The most interesting ones are the ones about Muhammad kissing his wives and the way he permitted old men to embrace their young wives but prevented young men from embracing their young wives. Needless to say, Muhammad was old. [lol, the more interesting ones? Anyway, this statement sounds like complete garbage. and this is supposed to be a celebrated Author?]

    Hadith. Bukhari, Vol.3:149: narrated Aisha, ‘Muhammad used to kiss and embrace his wives while he was fasting and he had more power to control his desires than any of you.’ [is there something wrong with embracing your wife? During Ramadan one abstains from sexual intercourse during fasting. A muslim is allowed to embrace his wife while fasting, just be careful not to arouse yourself to the point where your fast is broken because of sexual desires. A hug or a kiss can be ok..not talking about make out sessions here people.]

    Hadith.Bukhari, Vol.3:151: Narrated Zainab: (daughter of Umme Salma) that her mother said, The prophet and I used to take a bath from one water pot and he used to kiss me while he was fasting.” [The prophet (pbuh) was a role model for husbands then and today on how to be tender and treatment of wives]

    Hadith. Book 13, No.2381: Narrated Abu Hurayrah: A man asked Muhammad whether one who was fasting could embrace his wife and he gave him permission; but when another man came to him, and asked him, he forbade him. The one to whom he gave permission was an old man and the one whom he forbade was a youth. [Again not a scholar but this makes some sense to me. An old man is not the same as a youth. Imagine an old man with his wife vs a youth and his wild strong emotions and urges with his wife.]

    Hadith. Book 13, No. 2380: Narrated Aisha: Prophet Muhammad used to kiss and suck her tongue, while he was fasting. [Sounds romantic..]

    FYI People…about the author, where it lists how many awards she has won aound the world. Who awarded them to her? Only some of the most outspoken critics and anti-Islam groups well known for their corrupt morals and beleifs.

    read more about islam. do your won research. if you are sincere about finding the truth about something, put a little effort into it and do not beleive everything u read on the internet or media. try islamreligion.com. thanks.

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    jackharris

    The name Taslima in itself is Arabic not Bangladeshi at all.

    Secondly the name Allah for God is also used by Arab and Malaysian Christians. Khoda is a Farsi name for God and it is used all over the Indian subcontinent by Moselms, Sikhs, Christians and even Hindus.

    Third fasting was done by all spiritual societies from Arabs to Native Americans. Anti-spiritualists more commonly known as human secularists see Spiritualism as strictly being Pagan and view it as primitive and backwards. But the probability of secular humanism surviving another 100 years is very low. Virtually every society is reporting an increase in some type of Spiritualism.

    Fourth the 72 virgin “thingie” is not Islamic there is no exact number, the number 72 comes from the 72 “Demons” King Solomon had sealed also known as the 72 Keys of Solomon, he was married to a thousand women and girls.

    Fifth, men can be virgins too, its not strictly a girl “thingie”, femminists thikn its only girls because it makes them feel victimized by being left out. Virgin males are promised to the female believers.

    And sixth there is nothing wrong with hetrosexual sexuality.

  12. 12
    jackharris

    And one more off topic coment.

    You need to figure out how to spell your name. In your banner your last names is Nasrin in your bio its Nasreen.

    Spend a few bucks and get it fixed, it looks suspicious like someone who doesn’t know how to write their own name winning prestigious literary writing awards.

    1. 12.1
      jonathanagathokles

      This is actually a simple transliterration difficulty between Arabic and English. The “i” is probably not short but long, which English writes as “ee”, but in Arabic, there is a difference between a long “i” and a long “e”, that English spelling is unable to recognize. Philologists would probably write the name as: Nasrīn, using the macron to indicate the lengthened vowel.

  13. 13
    ali

    Taslima,

    You are so fucking mis guided. By allah, in whose hand is my life, you are worst than kuffar

    1. 13.1
      Jonathan Agathokles

      Yay for kuffār! Kāfir Pride! Long live the mušrikūn!

  14. 14
    zahida

    After death, The energy stored that allows automation in our body will have to transform (energy can’t be destroyed; it just transforms in to another kind as the kinetic energy in water turns into electricity.

    The more this energy is purified the more closer it will go to the central nucleus e.g. God.
    No religion teaches things that is harmful for mankind or society.
    Many religions doesn’t accept drinking but do that and even try to show that it is directed by religion!
    Fasting may cause hallucination and dream but Muslims don’t experience hallucination and day dreaming while fasting.
    Some religious practices allows taking psychogenic substances along with fasting and they experience hallucinations!
    Hadith forbids too much sleeping while fasting.

    1. 14.1
      Jonathan Agathokles

      “Fasting may cause hallucination and dream but Muslims don’t experience hallucination and day dreaming while fasting.”

      As far as I am aware Muslims are allowed to drink and eat after sunset and before sunrise. In other religions fasting when practiced is permanent for the period one wishes to fast.

      1. zahida

        That is true

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    zahida

    About the black stone: this is the stone standing on which Ibrahim used to see the recovering work of Kabba.

    Muslims considers Ibrahim as the Patriarch of monotheism. Quran also says that “follow the religion of Ibrahim”. In salat we also pray for him with Muhammad.

    I also read Bukhari, Muslim and Meshkat hadith and life of Ayesha and important sahaba but I never found such nasty hadith!

    I think you are fueled by something behind!!!

  16. 16
    Hridoyakash

    Do you have any Bangla blog ? If have, please give me its address.

  17. 17
    Wheel

    We must be living in a heightened level IGNORANCE when people read one article and BELIEVE pretty much all of it. There’s no doubt that the people who believed this article without first considering to hear an explanation would be Atheists or people who either HATE or DISLIKE Islam or religion in general. (which makes them BIASED)

    If the people appreciating this article were asked; do you speak Arabic, Do you know WHAT is really meant by some of these accounts in their linguistic and cultural meanings, WHEN were any of these quotes revealed, WHY were such accounts revealed, to Whom are they Addressing, Did you VERIFY such accusations with their ORIGINAL SOURCES, & did you hear the other side (various accredited Muslim Scholar(s))

    How many of you can say YES to the questions being posed ???

    Don’t Allow Ignorance to prevail & please take from the simple and wise words of the Dalai Lama
    “Consider things from every angle”.

    Peace

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    umroh haji

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  19. 19
    jual oleh oleh umroh

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  20. 20
    SlaveofAllah

    So have you considered al-Lat and al-’Uzza?  And Manat, the third – the other one? Is the male for you and for Him the female? That, then, is an unjust division. They are not but [mere] names you have named them – you and your forefathers – for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow not except assumption and what [their] souls desire, and there has already come to them from their Lord guidance. (Sura 53, Verse 19-23)

    And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah , who created them, if it should be Him that you worship. (Sura 41, Verse 37)

    They call upon instead of Him none but female [deities], and they [actually] call upon none but a rebellious Satan. (Sura 4, Verse 117-118)

    Say, “Shall we invoke instead of Allah that which neither benefits us nor harms us and be turned back on our heels after Allah has guided us? [We would then be] like one whom the devils enticed [to wander] upon the earth confused, [while] he has companions inviting him to guidance, [calling], ‘Come to us.’ ” Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance; and we have been commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds. (Sura 6, Verse 71)

    O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued. (Sura 22, Verse 73)

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    Cosmo

    Dear Taslima,
    I admire you and your free thinking a lot. But you instigate the muslims with such writings. I am not going to contradict what is true but my respect for you will increase 10 folds if the language in which you wrote becomes less crude.

    Thanks and Shalom!!

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    Mohamed Jiwa

    Any of the ‘facts’ or stories here, eg kissing and sucking (how gross and without decorum can one get to prove a point I shake my head), can be used to prove opposite sides of the argument. The point of the argument should be remembered: who is better at bringing about change for a better world? Everyone from whatever background can bring about positivity in their environments, now matter what background.

    To hate Islam or atheism or anything in between is to hate. Period. Hate is based on aberration.

    Billions of Muslims cannot be as thick as any critic suggests. They are intelligent.

    I feel that the facts herein can get too simplistic to prove anything. The really honest person will ALWAYS doubt the authenticity of the premises of that lead them to certain conclusions. Human beings are fallible.

    I have a curious thought: Would you as an atheist do any of the following things and, if not, why not?

    Cohabit with a parent or get involved in incest? Bestiality? Necrophilia? Wife-swapping and orgies (I think atheists are ok with that)? Is there anything wrong with these sorts of activities? How about voodoo and witchcraft? How about polygamy? If it is bad in your mind then why is monogamy good? If it is good in your mind then are Muslims doing anything right? Are you fallible? Do you have a blind spot and are you infallible? If not then what can you prove by citing things like “Muslims stole from pagans”. It is not theft. It’s the same in music. Noone can really say, “this is my invention.” Musicians are constantly borrowing from and improvising upon the sounds that captivate them.

    Muslims took from all cultures and ways of life, including philosophy and mathematics from the Greeks, for example. They passed it on to Europe which then brought us through a short ‘enlightenment’ period, which informs Tasleema’s position, today, and this knowledge base is now what has adulterated the US and brought it to the position of the Clash of Civilisations.

    Actually most of the arguments here are simplistic. They do not take into account a host of forces at play and it is easy for someone like Tasleema to play into the hands of people with a wider agenda. But that too is a CHOICE with its own ulterior motives.

    We all live and act based on our ulterior motives.

    Ultimately, if you do not believe, then you do not believe that you are accountable and there is a perfect standard by which you can be accounted. If you believe, you believe in accountability and perfect standards. Allah is the most accurate of judges. That is what it is very much about.

    THERE IS A FINAL ACCOUNTING, if not in China or in the USA or in India, or in hell or heaven or in the brain – there is an energy that cannot be created or destroyed in you. It has to account for itself. WE have to account for ourselves. That is part of consciousness. Noone can explain what that is and why it insists on ensuring there is no mistake in the reckoning. Allah is the one who judges that account.

  23. 23
    Muhammad Ali

    Sihaah e Sitta and all Sunni books have such misleading ahadith that defame Islam. Fact.

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    Sachin Raju

    Dear friends abraham / Ibrahim faher of people of god worshipped on Saturdays on shabath ? Y not Christians and Muslims ? How can anyone incorporate pagan rituals and Arab star family worship rituals with abraham family traditions .. Mecca has no archeological traces as a city in Saudi araabias history ……..y Saudi authorities are demolishing all mosques at mecca .And there is contradictory writings from Muslim scholars itself about construction oof mecca and authority of zamzam .Prophet mohammed itself couldn’t expplaiin the connecting. generation between abraham and prophet Mohammed …..married a minor girl……tooooo….and married several times at old age too……..y Ramadan for Muslims …….there is nothing like that Christianity andjudaism.anyway abraham and all the prophets before Mohammad was Jews……

  25. 25
    Sachin Raju

    What is. The logic behind changing of Jews to apes as all the prophets before Mohammad was Jews including Jesus…ridiculous …..disgusting………

  26. 26
    Harry Binn

    Zahida.

    The bible has many translations from the original text that have been found throughout the Middle East. As more and more is understood about the original language and compared against translations throughout history, the bible is actually becoming closer to the original texts, unlike the Koran which had all competing translations burned by one of the rightly guided caliphs. The Sana’a mosque discovery also puts the question of a single Koran version to rest. They found thousands of them with many different translations within a single language. Why aren’t these finds debated? Because they’d make Islam and the Koran look bad. When you refuse to allow people to discuss freely any and all aspects of your religion using threats, then any attempt to make Islam look respectable is destroyed.

    1. 26.1
      Mohamed Jiwa

      There is truth in what Harry Binn is saying. There are strong arguments that this is the Uthmani Qur’an and that there must have been other versions.

  27. 27
    Harry Binn

    No, the Jews were not apes. Muhammad hated them because they would not recognize and perpetuate the myth that he was a true prophet. Here are some reasons from Islam Watch.

    1. No extraordinary natural signs before birth of Muhammad, or predictions from past religious characters about arrival of Muhammad to save the world.

    2 Islam did not exist at the time Muhammad was born. He was born to an idolater family and that’s what he followed all his childhood and teenage. That means, Muhammad, born as a Qafir (Infidel), spent 70% of his life as a proud infidel before he invented Islam.

    3 His first marriage was with a Jewish woman and not with any Muslimah. So, which religious rites were followed at his marriage ceremony with a Jewish woman if Islam wasn’t yet born? Certainly, a Jewish style marriage ceremony! Even the Quran doesn’t mention anything about the Islamic ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s first marriage. That simply shows that even Muhammad didn’t have any idea of the existence of Islam or his prophecy.

    4 If Muhammad was an adorable prophet sent by Allah, then why didn’t he reveal the truth about Islam, when he was a child or when he got young? Why did he waste 40 years of his life as a non-Muslim idolater? If his purpose of coming in this world was only to reveal Islam and preach it to people, then why he had to wait until more than half of his life, living like a common man and practicing idol-worship?

    5 Almost all the rituals and rules of Islam mentioned in the Quran are copied from Judaism, which shows how deeply Muhammad was inspired by Judaism and attracted towards the Torah. So, he found copying and pasting from the Torah into his Quran was the easiest way to invent a new religion.

    6 Muhammad spread Islam on the point of the sword and not with love and preaching. His strategy was to rule at any price.

    7 Muhammad killed poor, innocent and helpless people, which can’t be justified in any sense as act of a holy prophet.

    8 How to call Muhammad a holy prophet, when he sexually abused uncountable number of women, including sometimes ridiculously shamefully, like his marriage with minor Aisha and his own daughter-in-law Zainab. That proves that Muhammad was just another powerful dictator, who knew very well how to take advantage of his power and abuse everyone, anywhere and in any way.

    9 Muhammad never performed any miracle, which is expected of a prophet. Instead of helping the suffering people, he used to destroy well-settled, peaceful communities, capturing their lands and making the captured children and women slave.

    10 In his life, Muhammad did immense harm to humanity but that was not enough for his satanic mind. So, before dying, he left the messages of Jihad to his followers for conquering the whole world, all of humanity, in the name of Islam, which continues causing great sufferings to our lives to this day. Wouldn’t a true prophet sacrifice his own life for his people, instead of destroying lives on every flimsy excuses? It shows that Muhammad was not a prophet – neither in life nor in death.

    1. 27.1
      Mohamed Jiwa

      Which Jewish woman did he marry before marrying Hadhrat Khadija please?

      1. Mohamed Jiwa

        Islam is not solid. It is a medium, like anything else. How do you feel about the encroachment of Zion on Palestinian land, then? One can use a cricket bat, even, to hit a six or to knock out the wicket-keeper, don’t you think?

  28. 28
    Servant of Allah

    Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Musa fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Musa than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” [Reported by al-Bukhari, 1865] “This is a righteous day” – in a report narrated by Muslim, [the Jews said:] “This is a great day, on which Allah saved Musa and his people, and drowned Pharaoh and his people.” “Musa fasted on this day” – a report narrated by Muslim adds: ” … in thanksgiving to Allah, so we fast on this day.” According to a report narrated by al-Bukhari: ” … so we fast on this day to venerate it.” A version narrated by Imam Ahmad adds: “This is the day on which the Ark settled on Mount Judi, so Nuh fasted this day in thanksgiving,” and “commanded [the MuslimIbn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Madinah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of 'Ashura'. He said, 'What is this?' They said, 'This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Musa fasted on this day.' He said, 'We have more right to Musa than you,' so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” [Reported by al-Bukhari, 1865] “This is a righteous day” – in a report narrated by Muslim, [the Jews said:] “This is a great day, on which Allah saved Musa and his people, and drowned Pharaoh and his people.” “Musa fasted on this day” – a report narrated by Muslim adds: ” … in thanksgiving to Allah, so we fast on this day.” According to a report narrated by al-Bukhari: ” … so we fast on this day to venerate it.” A version narrated by Imam Ahmad adds: “This is the day on which the Ark settled on Mount Judi, so Nuh fasted this day in thanksgiving,” and “commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day” – according to another report also narrated by al-Bukhari: “He said to his Companions: ‘You have more right to Musa than they do, so fast on that day.’ “s] to fast on that day” – according to another report also narrated by al-Bukhari: “He said to his Companions: ‘You have more right to Musa than they do, so fast on that day.’ ”

    See Taslima these Hadiths say that Jews fasted this day and that Prophets fasted on this day. You cannot some random unauthentic Hadith and use this as proof. Why did you open you heart for disbelief ?

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    Khushi

    Excellent article, Taslima, thank you

  30. 30
    vikatkavi

    Thank you for enlightening us. One great fact is Muslims are idol worshipers which they deny.

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    rafat amari

    Anyway prophet mohammed itself says God s people was Israelis and moosa led them against pharaohs .Hajj was not there inold history it was a pagan ritual incorporated in iIslam which was originally done for getting rain by wrshipping sun (Allah) by Arabs how can a normal man reduce 55 prayers which was ordered by allah to 5 prayers a day .is there anything new in Qur’an other than bible and Torah and other Arab star family pagan zorasyrain harrain beliefs .prophet itself says in ishak s geneolgy was false .there was no history of mecca before 4 the century .how can Ibrahim and Ishmael built it.history is from Jews and rituals from Arab culture.Islam claims scientificall right theories .wat is the credibility if mixing all the theories from the all the culture .what is new in Quran and Islam.all friends if ur seeking truth pulse read Islam.in the lights of history.a book came from radar amari after 25 years of research….u will come to know that thasleema nasrin is correct……pulse friends don’t be blind abt anything pulse read this and comment Mr servant of Allah and jonathan

  32. 32
    unknown

    Pulse read .Islam .in the lights of history aby rafat amari an arabian nd come back to jesus

  33. 33
    Lola Hoi

    Spiritual truth is so hard to find. So much man made rites,rituals and dogma.

  34. 34
    seekung trurh

    Dear zahida pulse read Islam in thelights of history and be impartial and comment that’s a book written after 20 years of research book written by radar amari an Arabian pulse try to study abt hajj Ramadan fasting kab a

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    truth

    Zahida mam y ur relying on science romans Greeks Arabs were gud on science mixing all culture will be easy for a gud book…..

  36. 36
    truth

    Y ur saying Muslims are the people of god ….Is there any evidence of hajj Ramadan fasting mecca Ka Abba in Jews Torah because all prophets mentioned in Quran and bible are Jews …..can anyone deny this……nothing in bible and Torah….both were written before Quran ……..mohammed itself says he would not do any miracle ..crescent moon was known as hubol which was Arab Allah before mohammed …..how come crescent moon the symbol of Muslims………pulse comment.y Muslims if people god not doing sabbath….on Saturday…..

  37. 37
    truth

    Mohammed jiwa sir plse read Islam in the lights of history

  38. 38
    truth

    Thank you harrry……..one thing is true they follow the rules……but the rules are not worthy to get followed

  39. 39
    truth

    Hats off harry sir…….gud thoughts

  40. 40
    truth

    What is the aim of Islam war with other communities if minority……war within them self if majority

  41. 41
    truth

    Moosa fasted on the day on which Israelis saved from pharaoh……is prophet Mohammad more close to Allah than moosa to say Muslims are more close to moosa than Jews…..moosa is related with Jews. History clearly mentions it .how moosa is related to Muslims…….how can Quran say that Jesus mother Mary is the sister of Aaron ………ridiculous….no geneology credibility in Quran……pulse check bible you can see crystal clear view about generations

  42. 42
    sharron...

    Quran says follow the religion of Ibrahim……there was no hajjj.Ramadan….mecca……Kaaba……..in Ibrahim history……….don’t b blind……plse. think from all angles…….bible is not single man view it says abt all prophets of times………how can it be wrong……….only Ishmael as son of Ibrahim……what abt others in Quran………issac …….and others ……..pulse comment Israelis (jews) are the only people of god …..all prophets except mohammed was Jews……..followed Judaism………then y only mohammed follows paganism……..hubol crescent moon……Ramadan an Arab festival……hajj…..prayer to sun god for rain by pagan culture……

  43. 43
    truth

    Mr MD Suleiman check in quran…when did Jews change to apes……..up to Jesus all prophets mentioned in Torah and bible are jJews including abraham and moses ………pulse check Quran says Aron sister was Mary…..mother of Jesus………ridiculous …….unknown…….disgusting……..y no Sabbath in Quran….if Muslims are the people of god……….from Adam to Jesus …..they used to worship in saturday

  44. 44
    oh em ji

    What kind of anti monotheism golden calf propaganda lie is this? Just because Moslems are destroying all wicked usurers . Absolutely wicked and evil liars you golden calf worshiper dogs of rome you are. What a waste billions like you will soon find out hell does exist and we will laugh at your begging to go back anf be good cries. Hahahhaaa HAHAHAHAAAA

  45. 45
    Nurlisa

    Instead or arguing on does Islam copy from pagan, why don’t we do some research why do those pagan have similarities with Islam? Is it really true to say Islam copy from pagan or vice versa?Why do the similarities appear at first?

  46. 46
    Ramzi

    Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulullah, p. 184
    Umm, Abu Talib’s daughter, said: The apostle went on no journey except while he was at my house. He slept in my house that night after he prayed the final night prayer. A little before dawn he woke us, saying, “O Umm, I went to Jerusalem. He got up to go out and I grabbed hold of his robe and laid bare his belly. I pleaded, “O Muhammad, don’t tell the people about this for they will know you are lying and will mock you”. He said, “By Allah, I will tell them. I told a Negress slave of mine, Follow him and listen.

    Here, Muhammad conjured up one of the most preposterous lies ever uttered in the name of religion. How did this lie got into the Koran since surah 17.1 present the night journey as a factual event. Islamic Allah has misled every single Muslims throughout the ages into thinking that this was a truthful event.

    Sahih muslim book 008, hadith number 3240
    Jabir reported that Allah’s messenger (SAW) saw a woman, and so he came to his wife, zainab, as she was tanning a leather and had sexual intercourse with her. He then went to his companions and told them: The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil, so when one of you sees a woman, he should come to his wife, for that will repel what he feels in his heart.

    Here, Muhammad mock his own wife after he has had his sexual lust satisfied with Zainab, formerly the wife of his own adopted son.

  47. 47
    khalil Rizkallah

    I’m not an expert on the BIBLE but an average one. Some commentators here alleged that the BIBLE is revised or altered every two years. This accusation is purely unfounded. These wicked Muslims wanted nothing but to twist facts as they cant provide facts as to which part of the BIBLE has been corrupted. Put forward your claim as to which word of GOD has been altered. Christians and Jews know full well that altering GOD’S word amounted to blasphemy, and hence incur grave punishment from the Holy Creator. Verses in the BIBLE has and will never be altered, but might revised it’s interpretations. Revision in interpretation of a given verses does not amount to altering GOD’S words.

    Now I want to turn my attention to the Quran

    Surah Muhammad 47:19 Muhammad is a SINNER
    So know (O Muhammad) that there is no Allah save Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.
    Here, the Quran acknowledged Muhammad a Sinner.

    Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 770:
    Narrated Abu Huraira: The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the day of Resurrection?”
    He replied, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear (not cloudy) night?” They replied in the negative. He said, “You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way. On the day of resurrection, people will be gathered and he will order the people to follow what they used to worship. Some of them will follow the sun, some will follow the moon, and some will follow other deities; and only this nation (Muslims) will be left with hypocrites. Allah will come to them and say, ‘I am your Lord.’ They will say, ‘We shall stay in this place till our Lord comes to us and when our Lord will come, we will recognize Him. The Allah will come to them again and say, ‘I am your Lord.’ They will say, ‘You are our Lord.’ Allah will call them, and As-Sirat (a bridge) will be laid ACROSS HELL and I (Muhammad) shall be the first amongst the apostles to cross it with MY FOLLOWERS. Nobody except the Apostles will then be able to speak and they will be saying then, ‘O Allah! Save us. O Allah Save us.’
    There will be hooks like the thorns of Sa’adan in Hell. “Have you seen the thorns of Sa’adan? “The people said, “Yes.” He said, “These hooks will be like the thorns of Sa’adan but nobody except Allah knows their greatness in size and these will entangle the people according to their deeds; some of them will fall and stay in Hell forever; others will receive punishment (torn into small pieces) and will get out of Hell, till when Allah intends mercy on whoever He likes amongst the people of Hell, He will order the angels to take out of Hell those who worshipped none but Him alone. The angels will take them out by recognizing them from the traces of prostration, for Allah has forbidden the (Hell) fire to eat away those traces. So they will come out of the Fire, it will eat away from the whole of the human body except the marks of prostration. At that time they will come out of the Fire as mere skeletons. The water of life will be poured on them and as a result they will grow like the seeds growing on the bank of flowing water…”

    According to this Hadith, Muhammad is not in Heaven but in “Hell,” awaiting for the arrival of the “Day of Judgment” to get into heaven.

    By virtue of Surah Muhammad 47:19, being a sinner, can Muhammad intercede for followers and believers of Islam on the day of judgment? The answer to that will be a resounding “NO.”

  48. 48
    Samir

    Good read, obviously, this article , was written after a goof reason, but as usual restless-emotional muslim troll will , as usual, be in denial,comment ,with long copy/paste with irrational -illogical comments, abuse the person, and even abuse other faith,if they have to, in order to deviate or mislead, finally play victim after doing all this…After all what else could one expect from the followers of a peaceful, compassionate and merciful religion of all times

  49. 48.1
    zahida

    Yes, very good anti Islam fanaticism! Muhammad stolen knowledge from Christians. I studied bible and know that it gets revised edition every two years. Quran is so far the same (New York museum). look at this, is that in bible?THE QUR’AN AND THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION

    Qur’an: “I have created everything from water”.
    Darwin: “Animals evolved from the most simple form to the most complex form gradually.

    According to the modern scientists, the first life on earth was “Cyanobacteria”. Next came “Archeobacteria”. Cyanobacteria use carbon as the source of carbon for making food. The oxygen is released in the atmosphere.
    After the very birth of the earth, the atmosphere was shrouded by clouds of carbon dioxide. There was no oxygen. The oxygen released from cyanobacteria eventually came to a concentration suitable for oxygen utilizing organisms e.g. organisms that need oxygen for respiration. In the presence of oxygen, new combinations appear in water like iron oxide. At this point, archeobacteria evolved by changes in the cyanobacteria.
    Human being has the complete set of DNAs of this Archeobacteria and the order of gene sequence is same as that of the bacteria. It was proven after 20 years of worldwide research. These genes are present in the Mitochondria of each cell of our body; and it is present in the same combination and sequential order of DNAs and genes in each human being. The statistical

    Qur’an: I have created all human being from a single pair of man and woman”.

    Activities of genes depend on their sequence of their arrangement. It has been proven that this sequence is also same for the above mentioned bacteria and human mitochondria. Each gene is composed of three pairs of DNA. These DNAs doesn’t have complete similarity with each other for a single gene. From the total of 4 DNAs (1pair+1pair=2pairs) a little more than 300 gene combination is possible. The production of a particular amino acid depends on the sequence of these three pairs of DNA. Some time for a particular gene, there may be repetitions of the same DNA pair. We get the mitochondrial genes from the ovum of our mother. There is no mitochondrion in the male sperm. Moreover, statistical difference between the chromosomes of all the human being is only 0.1%.
    DNAs are present one after another lengthwise in each chromosome. If we stretch the entire chromosomes of a single nucleus of a single cell, it will be thousands and thousands mile long. Human beings use only 1% of this long chromosome; 99% remain inactive. Rest remain inactive. Research on these remaining genes has proven that they are genes of other creations. Even, we have the gene /genes of plant! For this reason, human being can trap UV light in its skin and produce Vit. D. Besides, we also have all the plant proteins in our body.
    Human chromosome also contains the genes of animals. In the uterus a human being gradually changes shape from a single cell to warm and then fish like appearance even with gills!!! The embryo does respiration through these gills until placenta is formed. Before that, the embryo gets oxygen by diffusion. Animals with lungs don’t breath in womb.
    Recently the gene of the extinct animal Neanderthal has been found in human chromosomes.
    When one specific gene, called the primer gene starts working for a particular amino acid the other genes come to work in a sequential order and a protein is produced by this way. Example, Production of a particular hormone. If one gene is the sequence is absent the whole system is upset and by this way genetic diseases happen.

    The duty of gene/genes is to produce amino acid. Production of a particular protein depends on the sequential arrangement of amino acids. Protein is called the “Building Block”. In our body, all the functions are done and regulated by protein substances. Besides, the form of the body is also protein. The important things are that all the hormones are protein except two groups; corticosteroid hormones and male -female sex hormones. All the neurotransmitters are also protein; all the enzymes are protein. Without these three things, no a life on earth can be born, developed and stay alive. Absence of only one enzyme is enough for causing a hereditary disease.

    Quran: “I have revitalised the dead earth and redistributed all sort of animal and plant life on that”.
    Darwin: Natural Selection: Struggle for existence and survival of the fittest.

    This sentence of the Quran has been translated different by different translators. Some of the examples are below:
    Verily in the creation of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of night and day, the sailing ship at sea to bring what is useful for humans, and what God sent down from heaven in the form of water, then with water that he turn the earth after its death (dry) and his He spread the earth was all kinds of animals, an pengisaran wind and clouds which are controlled between the heavens and the earth was (found) signs (oneness and greatness of Allah) for people who reflect. (Surah Al Baqoroh verse 2:164)

    Verse (2:164) – English Translation
    Word by Word

    Quran Dictionary

    __
    Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

    Sahih International: Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason.
    Pickthall: Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and (in) the ordinance of the winds, and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) for people who have sense.
    Yusuf Ali: Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.
    Shakir: Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, and the ships that run in the sea with that which profits men, and the water that Allah sends down from the cloud, then gives life with it to the earth after its death and spreads in it all (kinds of) animals, and the changing of the winds and the clouds made subservient between the heaven and the earth, there are signs for a people who understand.
    Muhammad Sarwar: The creation of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of nights and days, the ships that sail in the sea for the benefit of the people, the water that God sends from the sky to revive the dead earth where He has scattered all kinds of animals, the winds of all directions, and the clouds rendered for service between the sky and the earth are all evidence (of His existence) for those who use their reason.
    Mohsin Khan: Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding.
    Arberry: .. Surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day and the ship that runs in the sea with profit to men, and the water God sends down from heaven therewith reviving the earth after it is dead and His scattering abroad in it all manner of crawling thing, and the turning about of the winds and the clouds compelled between heaven and earth — surely there are signs for a people having understanding.
    According to scientists, during the era of Dinosaurs’ (Triassic-Jurassic extinction event) repeated appearance of volcanic eruption resulting of shaking of the earth killed all of the land animals. Some of the water creatures are still alive e.g. crocodile and some fishes. Some of the seeds escaped as those were sheltered within cracks of the earth e.g. Palms and Linden.
    I have read the Bengali translation of three translators. Among the translators one an eminent veteran in Muslim theology has translated that sentence as “I have destroyed those animals which were harmful to you”. My father didn’t know much about the dinosaurs and the causes of their destruction but was very proficient in Arabic language. When I told this sentence to my father he told me that the rest of this sentence; “and even those who were similar in appearance with you”. Who are these similar creatures?
    In the earth there had been two man like creatures; Neanderthal and Cro Magnon. We studied about these animals in the history book. Then they were called “Primitive Humans” who liver during the old and new stone ages. They were during more than one ICE AGES. Cause of destruction was lack of enough intelligence to survive in cold. These animals at last ate one another for survival: fossil study revealed that.
    About the atmosphere; we know that there is a 7and a half mile wide gaseous atmosphere surrounding the earth surface; There after infinite vacuum. Rest of this sentence I think everybody knows the explanation.

    Darwin: Human being evolved from Apes.
    Quran doesn’t admit that. According to the Quran one group of disobedient Jews were turned into Apes to punish there sin; May be by genetic mutation. Besides, modern scientists are equivocal about this fact. Some scientists don’t even believe the theory of evolution. Recently, the gene of the 1st mentioned has been found while doing research on human gene map. Though human genome has the genes of all organisms, may be absence of the primer/other gene/genes suppresses their expression.
    Human brain has a special system that is called the pyramidal system. For the presence of this system, humans can do writing, sewing, painting and many other things that need fine motor skills. In some animals this system is present in a very rudimentary level e.g. Guinea Pig and Apes. Cursed Jews might have been turned into Apes though genetic mutation.
    My comment: Though God has kept the characteristics of all animals in human being; His intention was to express only the decent qualities. Don’t we express animal behaviour in our nature (fighting with each other)? Yes, but in very sophisticated manner and that’s why now a days it is called “Nerve War”
    Nasreen
    July 26’ 2012

  50. 48.1
    zahida

    Yes, very good anti Islam fanaticism! Muhammad stolen knowledge from Christians. I studied bible and know that it gets revised edition every two years. Quran is so far the same (New York museum). look at this, is that in bible?

    THE QUR’AN AND THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION

    Qur’an: “I have created everything from water”.
    Darwin: “Animals evolved from the most simple form to the most complex form gradually.

    According to the modern scientists, the first life on earth was “Cyanobacteria”. Next came “Archeobacteria”. Cyanobacteria use carbon as the source of carbon for making food. The oxygen is released in the atmosphere.
    After the very birth of the earth, the atmosphere was shrouded by clouds of carbon dioxide. There was no oxygen. The oxygen released from cyanobacteria eventually came to a concentration suitable for oxygen utilizing organisms e.g. organisms that need oxygen for respiration. In the presence of oxygen, new combinations appear in water like iron oxide. At this point, archeobacteria evolved by changes in the cyanobacteria.
    Human being has the complete set of DNAs of this Archeobacteria and the order of gene sequence is same as that of the bacteria. It was proven after 20 years of worldwide research. These genes are present in the Mitochondria of each cell of our body; and it is present in the same combination and sequential order of DNAs and genes in each human being. The statistical

    Qur’an: I have created all human being from a single pair of man and woman”.

    Activities of genes depend on their sequence of their arrangement. It has been proven that this sequence is also same for the above mentioned bacteria and human mitochondria. Each gene is composed of three pairs of DNA. These DNAs doesn’t have complete similarity with each other for a single gene. From the total of 4 DNAs (1pair+1pair=2pairs) a little more than 300 gene combination is possible. The production of a particular amino acid depends on the sequence of these three pairs of DNA. Some time for a particular gene, there may be repetitions of the same DNA pair. We get the mitochondrial genes from the ovum of our mother. There is no mitochondrion in the male sperm. Moreover, statistical difference between the chromosomes of all the human being is only 0.1%.
    DNAs are present one after another lengthwise in each chromosome. If we stretch the entire chromosomes of a single nucleus of a single cell, it will be thousands and thousands mile long. Human beings use only 1% of this long chromosome; 99% remain inactive. Rest remain inactive. Research on these remaining genes has proven that they are genes of other creations. Even, we have the gene /genes of plant! For this reason, human being can trap UV light in its skin and produce Vit. D. Besides, we also have all the plant proteins in our body.
    Human chromosome also contains the genes of animals. In the uterus a human being gradually changes shape from a single cell to warm and then fish like appearance even with gills!!! The embryo does respiration through these gills until placenta is formed. Before that, the embryo gets oxygen by diffusion. Animals with lungs don’t breath in womb.
    Recently the gene of the extinct animal Neanderthal has been found in human chromosomes.
    When one specific gene, called the primer gene starts working for a particular amino acid the other genes come to work in a sequential order and a protein is produced by this way. Example, Production of a particular hormone. If one gene is the sequence is absent the whole system is upset and by this way genetic diseases happen.

    The duty of gene/genes is to produce amino acid. Production of a particular protein depends on the sequential arrangement of amino acids. Protein is called the “Building Block”. In our body, all the functions are done and regulated by protein substances. Besides, the form of the body is also protein. The important things are that all the hormones are protein except two groups; corticosteroid hormones and male -female sex hormones. All the neurotransmitters are also protein; all the enzymes are protein. Without these three things, no a life on earth can be born, developed and stay alive. Absence of only one enzyme is enough for causing a hereditary disease.

    Quran: “I have revitalised the dead earth and redistributed all sort of animal and plant life on that”.
    Darwin: Natural Selection: Struggle for existence and survival of the fittest.

    This sentence of the Quran has been translated different by different translators. Some of the examples are below:
    Verily in the creation of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of night and day, the sailing ship at sea to bring what is useful for humans, and what God sent down from heaven in the form of water, then with water that he turn the earth after its death (dry) and his He spread the earth was all kinds of animals, an pengisaran wind and clouds which are controlled between the heavens and the earth was (found) signs (oneness and greatness of Allah) for people who reflect. (Surah Al Baqoroh verse 2:164)

    Verse (2:164) – English Translation
    Word by Word

    Quran Dictionary

    __
    Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

    Sahih International: Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason.
    Pickthall: Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and (in) the ordinance of the winds, and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) for people who have sense.
    Yusuf Ali: Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.
    Shakir: Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, and the ships that run in the sea with that which profits men, and the water that Allah sends down from the cloud, then gives life with it to the earth after its death and spreads in it all (kinds of) animals, and the changing of the winds and the clouds made subservient between the heaven and the earth, there are signs for a people who understand.
    Muhammad Sarwar: The creation of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of nights and days, the ships that sail in the sea for the benefit of the people, the water that God sends from the sky to revive the dead earth where He has scattered all kinds of animals, the winds of all directions, and the clouds rendered for service between the sky and the earth are all evidence (of His existence) for those who use their reason.
    Mohsin Khan: Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding.
    Arberry: .. Surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day and the ship that runs in the sea with profit to men, and the water God sends down from heaven therewith reviving the earth after it is dead and His scattering abroad in it all manner of crawling thing, and the turning about of the winds and the clouds compelled between heaven and earth — surely there are signs for a people having understanding.
    According to scientists, during the era of Dinosaurs’ (Triassic-Jurassic extinction event) repeated appearance of volcanic eruption resulting of shaking of the earth killed all of the land animals. Some of the water creatures are still alive e.g. crocodile and some fishes. Some of the seeds escaped as those were sheltered within cracks of the earth e.g. Palms and Linden.
    I have read the Bengali translation of three translators. Among the translators one an eminent veteran in Muslim theology has translated that sentence as “I have destroyed those animals which were harmful to you”. My father didn’t know much about the dinosaurs and the causes of their destruction but was very proficient in Arabic language. When I told this sentence to my father he told me that the rest of this sentence; “and even those who were similar in appearance with you”. Who are these similar creatures?
    In the earth there had been two man like creatures; Neanderthal and Cro Magnon. We studied about these animals in the history book. Then they were called “Primitive Humans” who liver during the old and new stone ages. They were during more than one ICE AGES. Cause of destruction was lack of enough intelligence to survive in cold. These animals at last ate one another for survival: fossil study revealed that.
    About the atmosphere; we know that there is a 7and a half mile wide gaseous atmosphere surrounding the earth surface; There after infinite vacuum. Rest of this sentence I think everybody knows the explanation.

    Darwin: Human being evolved from Apes.
    Quran doesn’t admit that. According to the Quran one group of disobedient Jews were turned into Apes to punish there sin; May be by genetic mutation. Besides, modern scientists are equivocal about this fact. Some scientists don’t even believe the theory of evolution. Recently, the gene of the 1st mentioned has been found while doing research on human gene map. Though human genome has the genes of all organisms, may be absence of the primer/other gene/genes suppresses their expression.
    Human brain has a special system that is called the pyramidal system. For the presence of this system, humans can do writing, sewing, painting and many other things that need fine motor skills. In some animals this system is present in a very rudimentary level e.g. Guinea Pig and Apes. Cursed Jews might have been turned into Apes though genetic mutation.
    My comment: Though God has kept the characteristics of all animals in human being; His intention was to express only the decent qualities. Don’t we express animal behaviour in our nature (fighting with each other)? Yes, but in very sophisticated manner and that’s why now a days it is called “Nerve War”
    Nasreen
    July 26’ 2012

  51. Muhammad Suleman

    Were the Jews really changed to Apes? Would you kindly comment more in detail?

  52. Akaula Kaula

    Muslims certainly do, look at the suicide bombers all over the world.

  53. Taslimas dad

    Wow so many numbskulls in one place. Fascinating. This dude taslimas essay looks like its been copied by any other anti islam orientelist website. He or she needs to ask the creator of the heavens and the earth for guidance on life.

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    Female Divinity, Patriarchy & Religion | Sarah Chronicle

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    Pagans kiss | Upriverranch

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