The Prime target was Abraham

Abraham holds an honourable position as the forefront in the monotheistic system for those who are at peace. He enjoyed the privilege of becoming the model in ALL the revealed Scriptures. In the Reading we see that he was chosen by God to cleanse God’s system from idol-worship with his son Ishmael for throng of people who are devoted and those who humbly consented themselves. Unfortunately he became the target of humiliation of the Jews and the Arabs.

In The Old Testament we see that God made a covenant with him that he would be blessed with great name, great nation. God will bless those who bless him and whoever curses him will be cursed by God. Mankind will be blessed through him. Unfortunately immediately after reading all the good things about him – he became the target of the Jews who said – upon entering Egypt he surrendered his beautiful wife to Pharaoh because he was afraid to admit the woman was his wife. She was too beautiful to be his wife. After many nights with her, Pharaoh suddenly realised she was Abraham’s wife and then handed her back to him1 plus plenty of livestock as compensations. The Jews also created a story I would rather call a prank that Abraham was circumcised at the age of ninety-nine as a sign of his covenant with God. This Jewish hoax has led millions of people to believe they have to sacrifice a small portion of their most sensitive organ through unbearable pain. The Arab religionists followed this Jewish stupidity and made their women to go through similar agony. No Muslims can tell us why they have to go through the circumcision rituals. Obvious many will use the easiest escape route by saying, “it is the tradition of the prophet”. Since the prophet was a man – why must the women be mutilated?

However, Jesus the son of Mary had full knowledge about Abraham’s high status in God’s system. God taught him the scripture, endowed him with wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel from the day he was born. When he went to the Jews they falsely claimed they were following the creed of Abraham, but he told them if they were the seeds of Abraham they would have accepted his words instead of trying to kill him. Jesus said they were doing the things their own father does (i.e to disbelieve in God like their forefathers) – whom Jesus called the devils – implying that their forefather have invented the Jewish religion were the real devil2. (Perhaps they still are).

Those who read the Old and New Testament and also the Reading – will discover about Abraham’s high status in God’s system. It is no wonder that the Reading repeatedly says it confirms the previous scripture and acts as the criterion. When we read the Old and the New Testament the passages in the book contradict each other in so many places. One of the criteria to verify the truth is by its consistencies. Critical studies about the Old and New Testament have thus far proven many contradictions about a single subject when it is repeated within the same chapter. Some priests will do the tango, and some will do the twist and some will do the samba when we questioned them about the contradictions (common diseases suffered by all religionists). In 4:82 the Reading says, If it is from other than God – surely they will find many contradictions therein‘.

The Jews and Christians will insist – the only way to be guided is to follow the Jewish or Christian religion – because they were the only groups who received God’s scriptures. They do not recognise any scripture after theirs – especially when it is revealed to a gentile. The Jewish sages trained their followers to be arrogant towards any non-Jew and that is the reason they created Christianity for those who believed in Jesus – whom they have rejected as the Messiah who called them seeds of the ‘devil’. The Reading however, teaches the people – if and when the Jews or Christians claim that – people could only be guided through the ‘religion’ of Judaism or Christianity, then they should reply, “We follow the creed of Abraham the monotheist and he was never an idol-worshiper” (2:135). And then the people who believe the Reading must affirm that; “We believe in God, and what was revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and what was given to Moses and Jesus, and what was given to all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them, and we are at peace by God“. (2:136).

The majority Muslims will not accept the above verse. They believe only in one messenger – Muhammad. Most of them will curse anyone who suggests to follow the creed of Abraham – or to stop making distinction between any of the messengers. As far as they are concerned Abraham and other messengers are aliens in their religion.

Since both the Jews and the Christians knew about Abraham’s association with God’s deen, they cannot deny the information about Abraham in the Reading. As a matter of fact, it is their wish if they could be counted as those who follow the creed of Abraham because Moses and Jesus talked highly about this man. Similarly, Muhammad was made to tell everyone, “The truth has come from God, and you shall follow the creed of Abraham, the monotheist and he was not an idol-worshiper” (3:95). Until today no Muslims want to listen to him.

Many people of the previous scripture claim that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the patriarchs were Jewish or Christians – but the Reading clarifies this confusion by saying, “Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. He was a monotheist who was at peace, and he was not an idol-worshiper“. (3:67). If they insist, then we could easily tell them to use their common sense. “O people of the scripture, why do you dispute about Abraham when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed long after him? Why don’t you use your common sense?” (3:65). The Reading gives a simple answer – the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed long after Abraham – thus nobody could associate him with the Jewish and Christian religion – two cult entities created long after Moses and Jesus.

When his name appeared in the Old Testament this chosen man became the target of the Jews. Similarly, when God talks about this good man in the Reading he became the target of the Arab religionists who say he was the founder of a stone idol in Mecca.

The history in the Reading reminds the Children of Israel about Abraham’s test with God’s word before being qualified as the forefront for those who are at peace. Then he was directed to the providence in God’s system and decided to remain in it and committed himself to keeping it pure – from any form of idol-worship, religion, ritual, and pagan rites.

Anyone who decides to follow his footsteps is expected to be similarly devoted to God’s system by humbling themselves cosentingly to the providence. Abraham never built a pyramid or oblong shaped house when he upholds his commitment with God, neither had he created a religion. Instead he used his intelligence and common sense when confronted with dogmatic practices steeped in tradition. When he saw his father and his people devoting themselves to idols he took the challenge to call them to observe the true God. Abraham rejected the concept of serving stone idols because it simply did not make sense. When he discussed this with the people he again used his common sense. When they threatened him with their gods, he said:

How could you serve what you carved? God is the one who created you and the materials that you make to become your idol. (37:95-96)

For challenging traditional practices, Abraham found himself the prime target of the Arab conspiracy. They carved a footprint out of a copper block and placed it right opposite the square rock idol in Mecca and claimed it was his. This, they say, is to honour the man who built their rock idol for them. They say Abraham was the first man to worship the stone idol in Mecca through the ritual prayers. That is the reason why the religionists say that the status of Abraham (maqami-ibrohim) is somehow equated with the footprint in the gilded caged opposite their stone idol in their mosque.

Next, they say Abraham – the committed man – (the word in the Arabic is muSollan) denotes a place of worship. Their special place of worship, naturally.

This particular brand of absurdity is the result of God’s Scripture being twisted by a race that God has decreed the ‘staunchest in disbelief and hypocrisy’ (see 9:97).


1 Old Testament Genesis 12:1-20

2 New Testament John 8: 39-58


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3 Responses

  1. Correction: I believe you have misquoted the reference number of a quranic verse above. Instead of 5:64, it should be 3:65. Still, thanks for pointing out this particular verse.

  2. Thank you for your observation. I have corrected the mistake.

  3. 2:136 it says that we believe as believers. How could we believe something wit so many contradictions in it ?
    Are you familiar with the opinion that there was always one book and the taw rat (which in Arabic actually means the law, injeel which means the good news, etc.) are just names for the Reading as are furqan, zikr, etc
    Why do you leave these words untranslated just like we have hajj and masjidul-haram untranslated?

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