The religionists conspired against the natural peacefulness or Islam by destroying the revelation as the source of the prescribed covenants between God and mankind. They replaced it with ‘short-cut’ pagan rituals that make people feel a false sense of having upheld their responsibilities (without, of course, having to do any practical, good deeds). Those who observe the ritual prayer five, four, three, twice or once a day are doing it for the religionists and not for God.
This book asserts that Islam is a simple way of life, that the Reading was written for all mankind, and that it is for all the peoples of the world, irrespective of their colour or race. The reader should be slow to draw the inference that to consent to the One God is easy. Simple does not mean easy. In 67:2 it says, ‘God is the one who created life and death in order to test you to distinguish the righteous among you’. In order to qualify we must be willing to change out mindset to free ourselves from the shackles that binds us by taking the challenge to find the way to God’s system. Once we are in His system we will discover the simplicity in conducting our way of life that pleases Him.
Without any scriptural basis, the Arab traditions say that the Last Prophet was called up to the seventh heaven to speak to God about ‘the prayer’. Well, to negotiate with Him to be more exact. God wanted Muslims to pray fifty times a day but Muhammad managed to beat Him down to five. It would seem odd that God’s messenger should question the content of God’s message. It is equally strange that a messenger should choose to intercede on behalf of the addressee of the message. It seems impertinent that a messenger should challenge the will of God.
If negotiations had closed where they began, assuming a 16-hour day we would need to pray once about every 19 minutes. Assuming one set of five prayers requires one to bow and prostrate to the stone idol seventeen times, we would have had the faithful doing a total of 850 separate bowing and prostration movements per day. It would seem that the religionists were the inventors of aerobics. Given this sad state of credulity, it is no wonder that many Muslim nations – whilst bountiful in natural resources – are yet to take their place among the advanced nations. They are too busy trying to find new ways to pray.
This madness has been ascribed Qur’anic legitimacy by the manipulation of 17:1. Taken in isolation, nothing seems amiss. Taken in context, a very different picture emerges. The simple, verifiable truth is that 17:1-7 is a history of the Children of Israel and of the story of Moses who had a meeting with God one night to witness God’s signs.1 (Please see chapter nine).
However, the religionists cannot deny that the word Sol-laa is not even mentioned in the verse. Let us see how the Arab priest contorted a ludicrous story about the heavenly journey only good for a bedtime story.
One night while Muhammad was in a state of between sleep and consciousness an angel appeared to him with a white horse called Buraq and this horse had the face of a woman, peacock-tailed whose every stride carried as far as they naked eye could see. The creature first took him to Jerusalem so that Muhammad could lead a prayer for all the dead prophets from the time of Adam to Jesus. How and when these prophets who died thousands of years appeared in Jerusalem nobody seems to know – but it seems that they don’t communicate with each other. However, when he ascended to the seven heavens he found Adam, Idris, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Aaron and Jesus waiting for him at every gate from the first heaven. How they reach their respective gates before Muhammad, again, nobody seems to know.
So, how do we continue discussing about an absurd story like this? Although no scholars can say for sure how the old prophets were brought back to live to pray with Muhammad – yet many intelligent people are very sure the trip was about the ritual prayer. Because of that they must perform the ritual prayer – although the details were not decreed in the Reading.
1 There is no information about the ‘METHOD’ of performing the ritual prayer in the Qur’an. The religionists deceived the masses with a fairy tale saying the Last Prophet flew up to the seven heavens to negotiate with God about it and back on earth in one night. From 50 prayers a day, they say it was Moses who instigated Muhammad to demand for discount from God. Although God conceded – perhaps He forgot to tell the last prophet the methods.