This word appears in the Reading three times, in 2:125 and 22:26 (which refers to God’s system) and in 71:28. In 71:28 it refers to Noah’s way of life, a system different from his folks.
In the scriptural account of the prophet Noah, everything was totally destroyed when God sent down the Great Flood. The rising waters eventually drowned even a young man, who Noah thought was his son, who had refused to believe when he had decided to escape the flood by climbing up a hill. In 71:26 Noah says:
“Lord do not leave on earth a single disbeliever.”
Once Noah was saved, God destroyed everything in his area: all the people in his community including the livestock and their properties.
Most of the Jews, Christians and Muslims are familiar with the story of Noah. Noah lost his house during the flood. Everyone lost their houses during the flood. When on the ark, he implored God:
My Lord forgive me and my parents and anyone who enters my system (bayti-ya) as a believer and all the believing men and believing women. And do not increase the wicked except to destroy. (71:28)
Clearly, Noah was not referring to his physical house, but to the system (bayti-ya) to which God had guided him. There were no houses left because everything had been destroyed. Noah was afloat on the ark when he made this request to God.
Noah asked God to forgive those who were with him in his system – or his bayti-ya – those who believed in God and not those who entered his home. There is no indication in the Reading that God can forgive a person just by entering a physical house belonging to a prophet of God.
In the Reading al-bayta means the system and bayti-ya means my system. Every one of us knows the unseen God does not live in a physical house and He does not need a house to live in.
The Arabs in Palestine changed the name of the old city of Jerusalem to Baytul-mu-qadis very recently. When they used the word baytul for Jerusalem they did not say the meaning here was house but city: baytul-muqadis meaning the Sacred City. The word muqadis is derived from the root qudus, which means sacred. The prefix mu before the root indicates a state of being.
There are also prefixes appended to the word bayta in the Reading signifying the state of the verb:
- baytul-ateeq in 22:29 (the original system)
- baytal-Harami in 5:2 and 5:97 (the system sanctioned)
- baytika-muHarami in 14:37 (the sanctions in the system to be observed by Abraham’s progeny)
The religionists say all these words refer to house. This is for no other reason than to justify their invented Arab religion and to make their followers focus their worship on their stone.
Those who read the Qur’an to understand it have been instructed:
Rule number one: Ignorance can buy you a ticket to Hell.
We have assigned for Hell multitudes from the jinn and humans, for them hearts that do not understand, and for them eyes that do not see, and for them ears that do not hear. (7:179)
Rule number two: Ignorance is not bliss.
Surely the worst creatures by God are the deaf, the dumb without common sense. (8:22)
Rule number three: Do not be dogmatic. Verify your facts.
Do not accept whatever of which you do not have any knowledge. You are given the hearing, the eyes and the brains. (17:36)
Rule number four: The foolish do not think.
And it will not be for anyone to believe except by the will of God. God has assigned filth upon those without common sense. (10:100)
Those who have read the Qur’an should know the prime commandment in the Reading:
‘You shall not associate anything with God’.
A house is a building in which people live, usually people belonging to one family. To associate a man-made rock structure like the cubical stone house which the religionists call Ka’aba in Mecca with the Almighty God inflicts violence against our reason and our common sense.
The followers of the Arab religion should ask why they associate a stone cube with God. To grasp the essence of God’s Scripture we need only a normal dose of common sense. This will lead us to the conclusion that the religionists have fabricated a convenient lie for their own cultural and material ‘well-being’. They say it is God’s house, but in the same breath, they also say God does not reside in that house. The next time you meet an Arab priest, ask him exactly what it is they want us to understand about God’s house here on earth. Ultimately, they intend us to think that it is God’s house but that He does not live there.
However, having built the house, they would have it that the structure is sacred. Ask the religionists:
- At what point did the rocks from the mountains become sacred?
- If they were sacred before they were taken from the mountains, did the Arabs not defile the mountains by taking them?
- If neither of these points results in a clear conclusion, what exactly are they trying to say?
In truth, the religionists have no answers to these questions. Their grand plan was – and still is – to conspire against Islam and to destroy the peacefulness of a way of life revealed by God to the Last Prophet. First, they put up the idols. Then they got the gullible to believe in them. Next, they- corrupted the common people’s understanding of God’s words in the Scripture to justify the conspiracy. Then they set themselves up as the keepers of the faith and language. The religionists have also misrepresented and misstated the words baytil-Harami and baytul-muHarami. They say that the words mean ‘sacred house’. The next time you meet an Arab priest ask him since when the word prohibited or restricted (Haram) began to mean sacred? Along the same lines, what has happened to the word baytul-muqadis? Does not Jerusalem mean ‘sacred house‘ because they say bayta is a house and qudus is sacred? The retort will probably be in the negative. Since it is not in Arabia, it does not mean the same thing.
No Arab is willing to clarify any of these points, even the most qualified priest of the Arab religion. Since none is forthcoming, let us just use a higher authority, the Reading.