Dialectical Acrobatics

Some of the idol-worshippers (mushrikin) say the stone house in Mecca represents the glory of God; others say that it is only God’s house symbolically. Such are their dialectical acrobatics. Similarly, they say the pillar in Mina is not the Devil but it symbolises the Devil. Why on earth do they need to symbolise God when God is omnipresent and omnipotent and why in God’s name do they give dignity and recognition to the Devil by ‘symbolising’ him at all?

Symbol means something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible. Now, this is exactly what the Muslims are associating with the Supreme God.

The fundamental teaching of the Reading propagates the belief of the unseen God and it clearly says, “This scripture is infallible; a guide for those who are observant and believe with the unseen” (2:2-3) and the most important commandment brought by Moses, Jesus and Muhammad was, “You shall NOT serve except God” (17:23).

When people make it a duty upon themselves to visit a symbol – they are actually associating and serving the symbol with the Supreme God. But the Reading says, “God will NOT forgive the association of anything besides Him… Anyone who sets any idol besides God has forged a great blasphemy“(4:48). And the Reading also says: ‘The human being tends to believe only what he sees in front of him”. (75:5).

Yet some idol-worshippers claim they need the square rock structure in Mecca as the direction to focus their ritual prayers. Others say they need the square box to unite the Muslims – but it seems that whatever excuses they give – it works on the contrary. There are no instructions in the Reading that people should face a specific direction when they pray – but there is a clear injunction that they should focus their direction to God’s prescribed sanctions as revealed in the Reading.

After considering all the evidence from the Reading, there is no doubt that the meaning of u’mra-ata (commonly known as the ‘umra) is to give life to or promote God’s consented decree (mas-jidil-lah). It does not talk about promoting a stone structure built by the Arabs in Mecca.

It is the duty of those who subscribe to the deen to cleanse God’s system, keep it pure and respond to the challenge by striving in the path of God against the idol-worshippers and the disbelievers who are polluting (or have polluted) God’s deen. God had never instructed anyone to cleanse a cube in Mecca or anywhere in the world.

Humans need a paradigm shift to follow the deen ordained by God. It is our duty to take the challenge to God’s system. It is a system of observing the moral conduct based upon universal values. It is a simple concept and easy to be observed by any man or woman. We have now reached the level of progress and technology where the machination of the few perverted minds cannot be done in isolation. Thus, take the challenge for your own good.

Those who consented to the system are assured of safety. At the very least, they will be free from the chains that burdened their neck. God’s system can be observed by anybody irrespective of gender, racial origin, culture or colour. All people are equal in the sight of God because He is the One who created them, therefore, they should observe Him the way He should be observed. I wish to remind the reader again that when I use the term He or Him, it does not mean God is being personified.

Mankind should respond to take the challenge (Hajuu) to God’s system (bayta) and give life to it (i’mara-ta) so that they can enjoy the true peacefulness. Religion is the greatest enemy of peacefulness or Islam. Forget about the Arab religion, the religion of Christianity, and the religion of Judaism or any other religion. Leave it to God to deal with those who follow religion to disbelieve in Him.

How could anyone disbelieve in God, when they were nothing, and then He gave them life to live in this world, and then He will put them to death, and then He will bring them back to life in the hereafter? Of course the most difficult part in our life is to be very certain of the life in the hereafter. Perhaps less than one percent of the world population believe in it. What does it cost to believe in it? Absolutely nothing! What IF there is there is such a thing as life after death? Perhaps at that time it would be too late for us to find out that no amount of money could save us from judgement. Or it may be too late to realise that no one can avail another including our parents, wife or children – or to understand that no one can be helped and no intercession will be accepted. It may be disturbing when we see all ties among us are severed and we return to the One who granted us life and death – as individuals.

It is a fact that every prophet talked about the life in this world and the life in the hereafter. Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad talked about it. The Unseen Power will inevitably make us answerable for everything we did in this life. He has counted every single one of us – everything that is in the skies and on earth – male or female. We may not realise every single one of us is nothing except a slave of our Master who created us. Also, it is not possible for any prophets to have instructed the people to serve them besides God. Instead they consistently said, “you shall not serve except God

God has made everything easy for mankind. He will not burden any soul beyond its mean. Thus, people can observe His system from their residences, offices or wherever they may be. Judged by the standards of the Reading people who are dressed in weird ‘religious’ attire are described as hypocrites, ‘When you see them you may be impressed by their appearance – and when they speak, you hear their voice. But they are like wooden logs. They think every outcry is intended against them. Beware of them – God curses them, for they have deviated’ (63:4).

A message to Arab religionists

This is a special message to the priests of the Arab religion who claim they are following the Reading. The primary challenge I wish to put to you revolves around five basic questions:

  • Does Allah, the Lord of the Universe, reside in a house in Mecca?
  • Are you sure the empty square rock structure in Mecca was fashioned on direct orders from God?
  • Why do you bow and prostrate to the rock idol every day?
  • Will you continue to fight God and destroy His measurable way of life or do you wish to preserve the deen-nil-lah as revealed to the Messenger?
  • How can you ‘serve’ a rock structure carved by the Arabs? Was it not God who created the Arabs and the rocks? Why do you lead the people to worship it?

The crux and basis of the Arab religion resides in the rock hunk mistakenly called the Ka’aba. Without this stone structure the ‘religion’ cannot exist. Think about it. Surely the eternal sufferings of your soul in the Hell fire will depend on your sense of reasoning. I would like to quote the words of the messenger Sallih1 who said to his people: ‘Thus, you shall seek clemency, and then repent to Him’. (11: 61)

My challenge to the clergy, then, is to:

  • Pick up a trade or profession for the benefit of mankind and uphold your commitments to obey God and His messengers and keep them pure.
  • Serve God and consented to His prescribed Way – or the deen-nil-lah – on the basis of the Reading alone.

However, those of you with a point of view which differs from what is outlined here and who have pledged to lead the flocks on the true path and have any basis from the Reading to substantiate such ‘vernacular’ Islam, please bring evidence from the Reading.

The Reading maintains that: ‘produce your evidence if you are truthful’ and it also says ‘opinion is not the substitute for the truth’. Those of you leading your flocks to the square rock house should perhaps ponder on another reference to rocks in the Hereafter:

Beware of the hell-fire whose fuel is people and rocks. It is waiting for those who have rejected. (2:24)

If that alone cannot make you to reflect, then wait – and I am waiting along with you.

For the faithful and the discerning, the days of rhetorical acrobatics and tongue twisting are over. If ‘the prophet cannot guide anyone including those whom he loves’ (28:56), how are you going to guide the people when you yourselves need God to guide you?

There is no such thing as theology in God’s Scriptures. In 6:59 it says ‘At Him are the keys to all secrets; nobody will know about Him except He‘, and in 6:103 it says ‘No vision can encompass Him, while He encompasses all vision‘. How is it then, you claim you know what God is and what He wants?

The Reading says God is the only one Who guides2 – He is the one who created us3 – He teaches people by means of the pen – He teaches them what they never knew4 – He is the only one who gives them the clear knowledge about His signs5.

Perhaps Muslims could have been leaders in science, physics or biology if they have studied God’s signs in the heavens and the earth – unfortunately their minds were shackled to a belief which promotes decadence. In 2:164 it says ‘there are signs in the heavens and the earth for intelligent people’…… The scientists studied the sun and moon, the space within the universe, water cycle, the manipulation of the wind, Electro magnetic force, radio waves, sailing, the clouds and the fruits including the grains. These are among the subjects mentioned in 2:164 and in many other verses of the Reading, and the Westerners are precursors in these fields today. They are the true servants of God who studied God’s signs in the heavens and the earth for the benefit of mankind.

For example, at the time when the West was striving hard to fly – they studied God’s sign about the manipulation of the wind – but the non-Arab u’lemas were busy finding ways how to master the medieval Arabian myth and culture. When the West advanced from solo gliding to supersonic speed breaking the sound barrier the u’lemas continued to ignore God’s signs in the heavens and the earth. They were engrossed with pagan rituals and rites and have wasted productive time in discussing the appropriate length of a man’s beard and what amount of cloth should cover a woman’s body. Sadly, even to this day they have not found the answers – whilst the rest of the world are making new discoveries about the source of life from their Creator.

Despite the comfort of travelling from one country to another in business class of Jumbos and Airbuses the u’lemas say the Western ideas and technologies are secular-based and they are infidels. Surely this is vicious and unjust. Without secularism, Muslim scholars all over the world will become parasites in their own village. The Muslims today cannot even think how to invent, design or manufacture consumer products for global market. There are among them who cut some twigs to use as toothbrushes and then attributed the vapid acts to the messenger.

There is also no such thing as the ‘knowledgeable’ or ‘u’lema‘ in God’s prescribed way of life or the deen-nil-lah. The sly u’lemas misled the people by quoting sura 35:28 out of context claiming that; it is they who reverence God, thus they qualify themselves by that name. If we read the verse properly it says:

Do you not see that God sends down the water from the sky to produce fruits of various colours? The mountains show white and red streaks of different shades and shining black, also the people, the animal and the livestock are of different colours? That is why the servants of God who truly reverence Him are the knowledgeable (u’lema). God is almighty and forgiving. (35:27-28)

The Arabic word u’lema is defined by the Reading as those who are knowledgeable about God’s sign in the heavens and on earth – not about religion. This is the only verse the word u’lema appears in the Reading besides 26:197 (referring to the knowledgeable among the Children of Israel). This verse excludes the self-proclaimed experts in rituals and rites. Unfortunately it is the same experts who allege those well founded in knowledge in scientific fields are seculars and un-Islamic.

The pseudo-scholars have deviated despite having prime access to God’s revelations, and continue to mislead the people from the path of God and defame the Reading by their actions while publicly bearing witness that it is the truth. This is no way to fulfil their covenants with God according to the Reading.

For those choosing to ignore the warnings so clearly stated in the Reading, it is appropriate to remember:

  • Indeed, these revelations are clear in the chest of those who possess knowledge. Only the wicked disregard our revelations. (29:49)
  • Have you noticed those who claim for themselves to be pure? God is the only one who purifies whomever He wills without injustice. Look how they invent lies to attribute to God. (4:49-50)
  • To Him belong the past and the future, and no one attains His knowledge except in accordance with His will. (2:255)
  • Some people argue about God without knowledge, without guidance and without an enlightening Scripture. (22:8)
  • You cannot guide those you love. God is the one who guides whomever He wills. He is fully aware of those who deserve the guidance. (28:56)

    Thus, my question to you; Have you taken a promise from God that He never breaks His promise; or do you declare yourself to be pure without basis?

    Do you still want to guide the people when God categorically says that there is no provision for this?

    Do you not know that God’s prescribed way of life – the deen-nil-lah – does not depend on the Arabian culture, dress or language?

    Many study the Arab religion, but ignore the deen. This deen is now full of rituals, incantations, liturgies, physical body movements and ‘religion’ all of which you give testimony to. You insist on ‘worship’. God does not need worship. He wants every individual to serve Him through their personal commitments, by the doing of good deeds. All the messengers of God were sent to demolish religion, worship, pagan rituals, and rites; namely, to get rid of the self-same type of system you are upholding. In this, and thus in all things, you are fighting God and His messengers in order to promote a pagan way of life. Beware, for you have picked a formidable foe!

    Defenders of the faith such as Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron and Jesus pioneered God’s prescribed way of life – the deen-nil-lah. They demolished religion. The Last Prophet’s mission was no different.

    All of them had one common objective. They sincerely believed that the revelation was the truth from their Lord and they fulfilled their vows by upholding the covenant. They then ‘linked’ (ya-siluu) whatever was commanded by God as the providence to bind (ai-yu-Sol-laa) the people to an orderly way of life in doing the good deeds and good works to serve their Lord who created them.

    They never disseminated their own ideas nor abused God’s revelations for personal interest. They never tried to manipulate God’s word they way you do. None of them earned a living through the deen. They never substituted the truth with falsehood or concealed the truth knowingly whilst enjoining righteousness upon the people. Besides, none of them tried to impress the common folks with weird religious garbs or became priests or u’lemas.

    Most importantly none of them promised heaven to anyone, including Muhammad.

    The following verse is repeated four times in the Reading. The many examples of the faithful in history who lived according to the prescribed deen should be a lesson to us:

    We have cited in this Reading every kind of example, that they may take heed. (39:27; 17:89; 18:54; 30:58)

    The priests of the Arab religion are the fruit of the efforts of the pagan Arabs who sought to impose their brand of religion on the innocent and sincere people. The nature of their ‘programming’ brooks no dissent or non-conformity and has produced recruits the world over with pre-programmed behaviour guaranteed to uphold and advocate their values and their teachings. You have slandered Abraham, the chosen leader of mankind, who was totally committed to God’s prescribed way of life. Moreover, you have created the tale that Abraham was the first person to worship the stone idol in Mecca. Even Muhammad has not been spared of your slander.

    Therefore, the author maintains it is infinitely unwise for you to continue on this path. Such behaviour is self-destructive in this life and the next – not only yours but also the Muslims of today and tomorrow. As a man of peace, I appeal to you to come back to your sense and do not associate God with anything tangible. Last but not least, do not say about God other than the truth and He is much too glorious to be associated with your rock idol.


    1 A prophet mentioned in the Qur’an whose name and deeds are not known in the Christian or Jewish dispensations.

    2 You can never guide anyone. God is the only one who guides in accordance with His will. (2:272)

    3 He is the one who created the Humans (55:3 & 96:1)

    4 He teaches them by the pen and He teaches them what they never knew. (96:4-5)

    5 He teaches mankind about His signs in the sky and the earth (55:1-4)

    The Arabs were pagans

    The religionists were ignorant of God’s Scripture and they knew nothing about an orderly way of life or the deen adhered to by Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the other prophets, and nothing about what was revealed to Moses and Jesus. Therefore they had no idea of God’s prescribed way of life (Deen-nil-lah) encompassing His laws (shari’al-lah), His limits (hududul-lah), the existence of a harmonious system sanctioned by Him (aminal-baytal-Harami), His consented decrees (masa-jidil-lah), His sanctions in the consented decree (masjidil-Harami) and the concept of ‘in the path of God’ (fi-sabi-lil-lah) which had been known to Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the previous messengers.

    God says the Arab race was ummyin referring to them as gentiles, a race who had no prior knowledge of God’s Scriptures. 62:2 says:

    huwal-lazi ba'asha    He is the One who sent
    fil-ummyin1          in the midst of the gentiles
    rosulan min-hum       a messenger from them
    yatlu a'laihem        to recite upon them
    wa-yuzak-kihem        and to purify them
    wa-yua'limuhumul      and the knowledge of
    kitaba                the Scripture
    wal-Hikmata           and the wisdom
    wa-ainkanu            indeed, they were
    min-qoblu             from before
    lafi-thola-lin mubin  in total loss.

    Indeed, before Muhammad was sent to the Arabs, they were in total loss about the orderly way of life or the deen. Sadly, but not unexpectedly, they continue to be.

    Obviously as pagans they refused to serve God alone. From day one – they rejected the messenger and the revelations. Muslim scholars boast about this man portraying him as the most popular figure among the Arabs but nothing about his disappointment and frustration. Let us read the untold stories about this man from the Reading.

    First, let us find out about the people around him including those close to him. We see that the Reading gives a completely different picture. The u’lema says they have in their possession the sayings of the prophet outside the Reading. This is exactly what his close friends demanded from him when he was alive. They said, “Change the Qur’an with something else“. Obviously Muhammad refused.

    When Our revelations are recited to them, those unmindful of meeting Us say, “Provide us with a Qur’an other than this or why don’t you change it?” Tell them, “I cannot change it on my own. I simply follow what is revealed to me. I fear, if I disobey my Lord, of the retribution of a terrible day. It is completely up to God. Had I will, I would not have recited all these to you nor you would ever find out about it. I have lived among you for a long time and you know me well. Why can’t you understand?” (10:15-16)

    So, where do all the hadiths which the Muslim scholars called the sayings of the prophet come from? The Last Prophet told all his friends that he follows only what was revealed to him – and everyone knows the only thing revealed to him was the Qur’an and nothing but the Qur’an. The hadiths of the prophet are actually the ‘something else’ besides the Reading.

    The Last Prophet almost conceded to the demand by his contemporaries in order to maintain the friendship. Out of mercy God strengthened his heart and admonished him in the strongest term that He will inflict the prophet with double punishment in this world and after death – if he had invented something else besides the Reading.

    They almost diverted you from Our revelations revealed to you because they pressured you to invent ‘something else‘. Only with that condition they would have considered you as a friend. If it were not that We strengthened you, you almost leaned towards them a little bit. Had you done so We would have doubled the punishment for you in this life and after death. You would have found no one to help you against Us. (17:73-75)

    Now, this is where we see Muslim scholars and the mullahs refused to believe what the Reading says. They insist the messenger gave them ‘something else‘ apart of the Reading. They call this something else the Hadiths of the prophet. In other words, they say the Reading is wrong.

    Innocent Muslims around the world were deceived by their u’lemas that the Last Prophet had many friends. They say he had thousands of followers and supporters. In 9:40 it says he had only one man with him in the cave. What happened to all his other loyal followers?

    All Muslim scholars ridiculed the prophet by saying that he was illiterate despite the proof from the Reading that this man was a learned person. In 44:14 the Arabs around the Last Prophet said he was a mu-a’lamun which means, ‘he is a learned man’, but somehow they also said he was a lunatic or maj-nun.

    An-naa lahumus-zikro. Wa-qod-jaa-ahuum ro-suulon-mubin, som-maa tawal-lau a’nhaa, waqor-luu, mu-a’lamun-maj-nun.(44:13-14)

    How did they respond to the reminder? And surely there came to them an obvious messenger, and then they ignored him and said, ‘He is learned (mu-a’lamun) but a lunatic (maj-nun)’.

    Today the religionists, ayatollahs, u’lemas, gurus, mullahs and the so-called Islamic scholars around the world promote the idea that the last prophet was illiterate whereas the Reading says the opposite. If they think whatever they utter about the prophet is a simple matter, perhaps they should think what the Reading says about slandering:-

    You reiterated the accusation with your tongues, thus uttering with your mouths what you did not know for sure. You also thought it was a simple matter, when it is a very serious offence at the sight of God. (24:15)

    If the so-called ‘Islamic scholars’ can create a flagrant lie about the prophet’s literacy – then, the rest is history.

    They totally ignored all historical facts written within the pages of the Reading about the Arabs around the Last Prophet. The first thing his people said about him:

    This is nothing but a man who wishes to divert you from what your forefathers served. This is nothing except invented lies. This is nothing except magic. (34:43)

    Lunatic, liar, magician, fabricator are the common terms used by the Arabs against the prophet. The Arabs around him refused to believe the revelations. To add salts to injury they said he made up the revelations, but God provided the answer:

    Do they say he made it up? Indeed, it is the truth from your Lord to warn a race (qaum) which did not receive any warner before you so that they may be guided. (32:3)

    The Arabs around him were not only staunch disbelievers and hypocrites but they were also good as rumour mongers.

    They knew the prophet was preoccupied with writing down the revelations, but they spread some stories to bring into disrepute whatever he wrote.

    The disbelievers (Arabs) said, “This is an invention that he has fabricated with the help of some people”. Indeed, they have uttered a blasphemy and falsehood. In addition, they said, “He is writing the tales of the past which were dictated to him day and night”. (25:4-5)

    The prophet was told to inform the disbelieving Arabs:

    Tell them, “(what you were writing) was revealed by the one who knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth. He is forgiving, merciful”. (25: 6)

    This is another example how the Reading is composed. It returns to and reaffirms a single subject in many places. In this verse it says the Arabs were rumour mongers. The something else besides the Qur’an that the u’lema holds dearly for their salvation is the by-products from them.

    Contrary to popular belief, the Last Prophet’s mission failed to achieve any response from his own people. His disappointment is seen in the following verse:

    Perhaps you wish to kill yourself upon their rejection to believe this message. (18:6)

    Some translators indicate that the Prophet wished to commit suicide because the Arabs refused to accept the Reading. We can empathise after reading about them in the Reading. The modern Arabs claim they are following the teachings of the Reading, but the Reading is saying the opposite.

    As long as the Muslims around the world remain loyal to the Arab religion they will be shackled to a false belief – until the Day of Judgement. On that great day they will listen to the true sayings of the messenger:

    The Messenger will say, my Lord, my people have deserted this Reading. (25:30)

    These are Qur’anic facts Muslims cannot reject. In the hereafter the messenger will not utter anything about the word hadith or sunna revered by the Arab priests, but only the Reading.

    In 34:44 it says the Arabs did not get any warner before Muhammad. There is also no evidence from the Reading that Abraham was sent to the Arabs as a warner to teach them construction techniques for the building of a house for God in a place called Mecca. Abraham and Ishmael were not construction workers sent to the Arabs in Mecca.

    Abraham was more of a demolition expert who destroyed idols. He did not construct a new idol in the form of a cubic house and then say, “This is God’s house!” This is what the polytheists say. They build idols and say, “This is my God!”

    The simple rock structure claiming to be the Ka’aba in Mecca today is one of the greatest of the religionists’ scams. It was the religionists who built it and they have managed to fool hundreds of millions of people into worshiping this idol.


    1 The word ummyin was wrongly translated as illiterates by all the popular translations. Many qualified scholars still think this word refers to illiterates and their logic says the whole of Arab race were illiterates. Is there any thinking person who wish to agree with them?

    Hajaa Ibrohim

    In 2:258 is the story of a man who challenged Abraham. The phrase used is Hajaa ibrohim. It should be clear that this does not mean that he sent Abraham on a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    Many Muslims who have completed their pilgrimage to the stone idol in Mecca append the word Haji to their name (e.g. Haji Sulaiman or Haji Raheemudin) – a habit which Arabs find highly amusing.

    Alam-tara-ilal-lazi Hajaa Ibrohim fi-rob-bi-hi (2:258)

    Have you not considered the man who challenged Abraham about his Lord with it? (2:258)

    Hajaa ibrohim has the same fundamental root as Haji i’mara-ta mas-jidil-Harami in 9:19 which refers to the people who take the challenge to promote the sanctions in the consented decree.

    This study highlights how the semantic distortions against the Reading by the religionists have had a very damaging effect, and how – as soon as they twist one word – a chain reaction occurs because they then have to change the meanings of other words from the same root word to support the deception. Haj – as we have seen – has not been left unscathed in this regard.

    The Arabic in the Reading is easy and perfect. Let us briefly remind ourselves how the Qur’anic Arabic renders nouns denoting people relating to the root-word concepts.

    • The meaning of Sol-laa is commitment or obligation. A man who (singular) is committed is called a muSollan (2:125). If plural they are called muSollin (107:5).
    • The meaning of Islam is peacefulness. A man who is at peace is said to be a Muslim (2:131). If plural, muslimin for men and Muslimat for women.
    • The meaning of ihtada is to be truly guided. Many guided people are called muh-tadin (2:16)
    • The meaning of azan is to announce. A man who makes the announcement is called a muazzinun (7:44).

    Similarly the meaning of the word Haj is challenge. People who take the challenge are called Hajii (9:19). People who are involved in the challenge are called the muHajiirin (9:100).

    The challenge is Haj. In 3:97 God says take the challenge (Hajuu) to His System if we can find our way to it. In 2:196 Take the challenge (Ha-jaa) to promote (u’mro-ta) the guidance (hadya) to the people until it is made acceptable (mahilla). They are the rightful people to promote (ya’muru) God’s consented decree (mas-jidil-lah) (9:18) who take the challenge (Hajii) (9:19) by promoting (i’marata) the sanctions in the consented decree.

    It is the duty upon mankind towards God to take the challenge (Hajuu) to the system (bayta) for those who can find their way. (3:97)

    For those who are convinced about God and want to observe His prescribed way of life, they must take the challenge Hajuu to His system ‘if they can find the way’. This is the challenge or Haj only for those who are willing to accept the responsibility to strive in the path of God with their money and lives in promoting the sanctions in the consented decree. They have only one common enemy – organised religions. Consciously or not – religion is the greatest enemy to humanity and its doctrine can wipe out the mountains. Religious promoters corrupt the earth by enslaving peoples’ mind, body and soul and teach them separation and intolerance in the name of God. Religious leaders and the shackled followers are term as idol-worshippers. In the Reading, there is no instruction for us to wage war against anyone except the idol-worshippers. Thus the biggest challenge (Hajii Akhbar 9:3) for mankind is to disown the idol-worshippers with stern reminder that they can never escape from God for lying in the name of God.

    People who are not involved with the challenge may live in this world peacefully as normal human beings. They can be architects, scientists, doctors, firemen, engineers, soldiers, students, taxi or truck drivers, traders, teachers, or other professions that can benefit society and whole of mankind – whilst observing their commitments in doing the good deeds and good works without associating God with anything. That is all what is required of us on this earth.

    The religionists say Haj is a pilgrimage culminating in reverence around the area where they built a square house in Mecca. This is the extent of their distortion.

    We are not to put on the Roman togas, shave our head, throw stones at some brick pillars, kiss a black granite stone, walk in semi-circles around another stone structure crying, “I have come God, I have come” and then walk away feeling satisfied that we have fulfilled our commitments. Rather, we are actively and consciously to take the challenge or the Haj to move ourselves closer to living a way of life (deen) that is sanctioned by God. That is Haj is about.

    3:97 states: ‘manis-tha-tha’a ilaihi sabiilaan’ which means ‘whoever can find his way there’. If pilgrimage were indeed a religious ritual to the Ka’aba in today’s Mecca in Saudi Arabia, or even the Mecca of 500 years ago, there would be no mystery in finding our way there. Even 500 years ago, people knew where Mecca was. One simply had to get on a camel or horse (or a jumbo jet today) in order to reach it. Where is the difficulty in finding it?

    But we cannot get to God’s system by jumping on a jumbo jet or riding on a camel. We must take the challenge to get there. It is a test of our commitment. We definitely cannot get there by shaving our head, wearing a toga, throwing some stones at a stone pillar like a child, kissing a piece of black granite or walking in circles around another stone pillar. If we insist on doing these things, we become religious morons doing something without using our common sense and without having any knowledge of the Reading. It is not difficult for humans to take the challenge Hajuu to God’s system and be devoted to His System or humbly consenting to His system. His system is not a religion. Period.

    Islam or ‘peacefulness’ is the universal way of life that can be observed by any human on earth. It requires no institution or organization. In many cases there are wise men like Luqman who did not received any consented decree from God, but he was endowed with wisdom.

    Each and every person is responsible for whatever he does during his lifetime. Each will be judged as an individual. We have the freedom to believe or disbelieve.

    Haj means an intellectual challenge or a response to a challenge and it does not mean pilgrimage in any shape or form. Similarly, hijr does not mean what the religionists say. It is not primarily about emigration. Its core meanings are related to leaving (i.e. shunning or leaving off) and in this sense it is connected to the essence with that of the purpose of Haj.

    Indeed those who believe and take the challenge (ha-jaa-ru) to struggle with the money and lives in the path of God as well as those who shelter and lend support they are protector of each other. But those who believe but have not taken the challenge (yu-ha-jee-ru) you owe them no obligation to lend support to them from anything until they take the challenge (yu-ha-jee-ru). But if they seek your assistance in the way of life (deen) it is therefore your duty to support them unless there is among you made an agreement with them. God sees whatever you do. (8:72)

    Here the word ha-jaa-ru and yu-ha-jee-ru refers to two types of believers. Both are staying in the same area. Both words were erroneously translated as emigrating by the religionists. A person who strives in the path of God is not required to emigrate from his hometown. The evidence can be found in 3:195.

    Their Lord responds to these by saying, “I never neglect to reward any worker among you, male or female; you are equal to each other. Those among you who take the challenge (ha-jaa-ru) and get banished from your homes, I will certainly redeem all their wrongdoings and admit them into gardens with flowing streams”. Such is the reward from God. God possesses the best reward. (3:195)

    If ha-jaa-ru means emigrating, then there is no way they can be banished from their home. Clearly this word refers to the activities of striving in the cause of God by taking the challenge which is the ha-jaa-ru or to take the challenge in the path of God ha-jee-ru-fi-sa-bi-lil-lah.

    Abraham, for example, settled in a new place – implying that those who wished to follow him would have to establish their commitment to the sanctioned system. He did not emigrate to another town or country to strive in the path of God.

    Moses remained in Egypt until he moved away because of oppression. Moses and his people were banished for striving in the path of God.

    Shuaib remained in Midyan and Jacob remained in the desert until his son summoned him to the city. They never moved to a new town to promote God’s deen.

    Jonah tried to flee from his people but was severely dealt with.

    In spite of rejection, Jesus did not move to another place. On the other hand, we have a key example (see 2:61) of the Children of Israel who – having physically forsaken Egypt – remained essentially steeped in the things which Egypt had to offer. Was theirs a state of migrating at this point? It would seem not.

    ‘Hajii Akhbar’ means the ‘Big challenge’

    The point is that the key concepts connected with the root H-j is an intellectual challenge or confrontation based on reason, rational argument, debate or discourse that has nothing to do with going on a pilgrimage.

    We find an interesting message in surah 9 about a temporary suspension of enmity between God and His messenger against the idol-worshippers:

    Reprieve is herein granted from God and His messenger to those among the idol-worshippers who sign a peace treaty with you. Thus, you may roam the earth freely for four months, and know that you can never escape from God, and that God will inevitably defeat the rejecters. And a declaration is herein issued from God and His messenger on the Day of the Big Challenge (yau-mal-Hajii-akbar), that God disowns the idol-worshippers, and so does His messenger. If you repent it is good for you. But if you turn away then know that you can never escape from God. (9:1-3)

    The believers are encouraged to strive or to struggle in the path of God against those who are corrupting the earth through idol-worship and religious practice in the name of God. Humans are supposed to free themselves from any kind of religious bondage and to practice God’s way of life in total freedom. Those who can find the way to God’s system will discover that religion is part of idol-worship. It is the duty of anyone committed to God’s system to strive against idol-worship.

    The Day of the Great Challenge (Hajii-Akhbar) is the time when a declaration is made to the idol-worshippers that the truth-bearers challenge them. The Reading in its infinite wisdom allows a four months peaceful agreement before any engagement in a confrontation. As long as the idol worshipers observe their commitments to the agreement, the truth bearers should not confront any of them. Contrary to the traditional understanding of physical war, the Readingic concept of war is fought solely for the purpose of cultivating the truth against falsehood. The greatest jihad or Jihadan Kabiro or the greatest struggle to promote peacefulness is by the Reading, not by any form of physical contact. The Reading is the strongest weapon to fight against falsehood.

    Do not obey the disbeliever, and struggle against them (waa-jaheed-hum) with the Reading – the greatest struggle (Jihadan Kabee-ror). (25:52)

    Nowadays, it can be done in so many ways without anyone having to carry any destructive weapons. After all, the war is about falsehood and about idols. Abraham did not carry any weapon to wage war against his people when he told them to stop serving the idols. He used his common sense. Similarly, we do not need weapons to tell people to use their common senses in serving idols virtually or actual. Although God encourages the believers to fight against those who fight them, but He discourages aggressions. If we intend to challenge the disbelievers and the idol-worshippers we are to follow the guidelines the verse sets out.

    The non-Muslims have always blamed the teachings of the Reading for propagating the killing of ‘infidels’. This is an understandable misapprehension. We cannot blame people for associating the Book with the people who profess to believe in it. The war declared in this verse clearly says the enemies are expected to repent to God and reform. That is all. If they refuse then they should be told that they can never escape from God. In other words, God will deal with them for the falsehood they profess either in this world or in the Hereafter. There is no such thing as a physical war fought against anyone unless the enemies initiated it.

    In 2:190-193, it says it is the duty of those who believe in God and the Last Day to strive in the cause of God against those who fight against them, but not to commit aggression. This is the true jihad according to the Reading. Killing is only allowed if enemies attack you with a view to killing you, and you may evict them only from whence they evicted you.

    The Reading stipulates that oppression is worse than murder. If the enemies refrain, then there is no reason to fight with anyone. Fighting is encouraged only to prevent oppression so that people can practice God’s consented decree in total freedom.

    During the four restricted months the truth bearers must not fight against their enemies. In case they are attacked during these restricted months, then 2:194 applies.

    If they attack you during the restricted months, then you may fight during the restricted months. And sacrilege (the violation of agreement) may be met by equivalent retributions. If they attack you, then you may attack them to inflict an equivalent retribution. However, you shall observe God and know that God is with those who observe Him. (2:194)

    Once the restricted months are over, you may confront the idol worshipers wherever you encounter them, agitate them, provoke them and keep after them. However if they repent and observe their commitment and keep them pure, then you shall pardon them. God is forgiver and merciful. (9:5)

    The concept of striving in the cause of God (or jahadu-fi-sabi-lil-lah) in the Reading is the opposite of the jihad of the Arab religion. The religionists are happy to kill people. They promise their followers heaven for killing ‘infidels’. Such teachings are falsely attributed to God and not to be found anywhere in the Reading – a book they have sorely abused.

    Thus, 9:1-4 is also among the most abused verses in the Reading by the Arab religionists although it emphasises the significance of the declaration to disown the idol-worshippers, which is called Hajii Akbar or the day of the Great Challenge from the Messenger or those who follow the Messenger. It is not a great ‘pilgrimage’ of any kind.

    More corruption

    Besides the corruption of the word Hurumun in 5:1, the enemies of God and the enemies of the Messenger corrupted a further six words in 5:2 to deceive the Muslims into joining them in visiting and worshipping their idols.

    They have twisted the following words:

    • hadya has become sacrificial offerings. The Muslims are actually carrying the torch of the Arab pagans in assigning food to the stone idols.
    • qola-ida has become the garlands marking the animals. There is no logical purpose in God telling His servants ‘Do not violate the garlands marking the animals’. Yet the religionists are not even true to their own corruptions, for until today none of the animals sacrificed in Mina every year is garlanded!

      The verse simply says do not violate the guideline hadya and the qola-ida (indicators) laying out the restrictions imposed on the hunting of wild game. If the law of the land says do not hunt the mountain goats during the breeding season and notices (indicators) are put up to that effect, don’t do it. It is that simple.

      According to 5:94, the hunting of game can be a test for mankind. Those who observe God will hunt the game only during specific period or at the time the animals are matured. Surely, it does not mean putting garlands around the necks of cows and goats. Putting a wreath or garland around a goat, camel, cow, or any livestock to signify its holiness is a characteristic of certain ‘religions’, but it has no place in the Islam revealed by God.

      • They twisted wala-aminal baytal-Harama to become do not violate those who are visiting the sacred house. Both counts are pure blasphemy as far as the Reading is concerned: both garlanding the animals and making a rock structure sacred. The message in the verse is very clear do not violate the harmony sanctioned in the system when seeking God’s grace and pleasure.
      • The word waiza-Halal-tum fas-tho-du has also been manipulated.

        Perhaps in the whole of the Reading , this is the easiest word to understand, even for the non-Arabs.

        waiza        and when
        Halal-tum    it is permitted (Halal) foryou
        fas-tho-du   then you may hunt

        Any ten year old Muslim child will understand the word Halal. Their parents train them to eat only Halal food. The opposite of Halal is Haram. One is permitted and the other is not. This straightforward sentence is deliberately translated as: and when you have completed your pilgrimage, then you may hunt. How they reached such a mischievous misrepresentation is left to the imagination of the reader.

        Wildlife conservation has no place in the Arab religion. The religionists invented the Arabic calendar, which cannot even determine the four seasons in a year. Although they kept the twelve months, winter can happen in any of the twelve months because their calendar moves and is not fixed to the seasons. Their calendar cannot permanently assign accurately a specific time period in every twelve months to restrict hunting as decreed by God. By the same token, their spurious pilgrimage season varies from year to year.

        To aggravate the matter they distort the word masjidil-Harami. They deceived the people by their rendition of 5:2 as ‘Do not be provoked by the enmity of those who prevent you from going to the sacred mosque’. According to the Reading, there was no such thing as a sacred mosque. The fairy tales in the Arab religion also do not talk about a sacred mosque before the time of the Last Prophet. There was none – period. The religionists were not concerned about any mosque before the Reading was revealed. All their history centres on how they should preserve and promote the Black Stone.

        The word masjidil-Harami can easily be understood by reading the context of the message. It says, ‘Do not be provoked by the enmity of those who prevent you from observing the sanctioned consented decrees.’ The early part of the message simply tells us not to violate God’s decrees regarding the restricted months, the guidelines, and the indicators of hunting restrictions. In other words, discipline ourselves when hunting animals. The word Masjidil-Harami simply means we are to observe the consented sanctions. We are simply to ignore the enemies who refuse to observe the restrictions when they call us to hunt the animals during the restricted months.

        The deen is prescribed

        The concept of God’s consented decree (Masajidil-lah) according to the Reading does not allow for the establishment of a house of worship, neither is it part of God’s prescribed way (deen-nil-lah). It is simply not part of God’s statute (or the sha’iral-lah.)1 The observation of consented decree is manifested through human values: by translating these decrees into personal actions and deeds – that is, by finding an appropriate application for them in life based on intelligence and reason.

        That the deen is not an institution accessible through houses of worship should be evident by now. The ploy of making a sanctioned life possible only through access to ‘company’ premises is common to all religions, and religion is not what the Reading advocates.

        The instruction to discipline oneself upon receiving the knowledge of the Reading in 2:185-187 was nothing new. It had been decreed to people long before the Reading was revealed. Surely, these people did not know what a mosque was. They could not, since the instruction a’kiffuna-fil-ma-sajid had not been interpreted by them (against the constructs of their language) as indicating a mosque. When the same instruction was given after the Reading was revealed to the Arabs, they introduced a new concept of rituals of fasting for one month to encourage their followers to retreat to a physical building. Then, on top of this, they are in the ridiculous position of having to insist the verse means ‘you must refrain from sexual intercourse with your wives when you retreat to the mosque‘. There is simply no logic in the instruction.

        2:183 gives a reason why self-discipline is enjoined on Muslims:

        O you who believe, self-discipline is decreed for you, as it was decreed for the people before you, so that you might be observant for a certain number of days. (2:183 and part of 2:184)

        So, the self-disciplining of oneself was not a recent introduction. Rather, it is God’s decree and has been practised by the previous people who received God’s revelations. The religionists twisted the meaning of the word “Som-huu” to impose fasting on innocent people. All that is required for mankind is to discipline themselves when they acquire the knowledge about God after the Reading is revealed to them (2:185-186) by Gabriel (2:97)2.

        Each time the religionists distort a word from one verse they are forced to distort other words to cover their backs. As soon as we make a comparison to examine the rationality of a concept within the structure and integrity of the Reading as whole, we notice the divergence of the meaning in the message arising from the distortion by the religionists.


        1 Or the sha’irah of Allah; this is in stark contrast to the catalogue of intolerant and often bizarre rulings created by the religionists known as the shar’iah. Please note the similarity of the vocalic sound – but they are not the same.

        2 2:97: Muhammad was made to say, ‘Anyone who opposes Gabriel should know that he revealed this scripture into your heart with God’s permission, confirming previous scriptures, and providing guidance and good news for the believers”. The Quran can be transmitted to anyone’s heart and it can happen at anytime of the year. The Hijrah Calendar was not invented 13 years after Muhammad became a prophet. Thus, the month of Ramadhan was not there.

        Ruk’u does not mean physical bowing

        In the Arab religion they say the word ruk’u means bowing. Again, this is another misconception propagated by the religionists.

        The word ruk’u means to humble oneself, to lower oneself in humility. There is absolutely no verse in the Reading which says a committed man must bow down physically at specific times of the day.

        Woe on that day to those who lied. And when they are told to be humble (irka’au) they do not humble themselves (laa yar ka’uun) (77:47-48)

        Both irka’au and yar ka’uun derive from the root ruk’u. A person’s sincerity is judged by his humbleness not through his actions of bowing up and down.

        The Reading narrates the history of Mary who was about to receive news from God. God transformed the energy to appear as a perfect man telling her to give her consent and to humble herself with those who humble themselves in accepting the news, she was told:

        O Mary, Surely God has chosen you and He purified you (tho-hara) and He raised you above all the women in the world. O Mary, obey God and give your consent (sujudi) and humble (ruk’u) yourself with those who humble (ruk’u) themselves.” (3:42-43)

        And then in 3:45:

        The human-like energy said, “O Mary, God gives you good news; a word from Him to be called Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. He will be honourable in this life and in the hereafter, and he will be one of those who are close to God. He will speak to the people as an infant. And as a man he will be righteous”. (3:45)

        She humbled herself to accept the news. But it was strange to her that she could possibly conceive a son as a chaste girl. So she questioned the human-looked energy:

        She said, “How could I have a son, when no man has touched me?” Then she was told, “God creates whatever He wills. To have anything done, He simply says to it, ‘Be’ and it is’. (3:46)

        Mary is not being asked to ritually or physically bow and prostrate with anyone whilst listening to the news.

        Similarly, in 2:43 the Children of Israel were told to humble themselves with those who are humble in the following context:

        O Children of Israel, appreciate the blessing I have bestowed upon you, and uphold your covenant, that I uphold your covenant, and reverence Me. Do not be the first to reject what is revealed herein confirming what you have; and do not be the first to reject it. Do not trade My revelations for a cheap price; and observe Me. Do not confound the truth with falsehood, nor shall you conceal the truth knowingly. You shall observe your obligations and keep them pure. You shall humble yourselves with those who are humble (war-ka’uu ma-al-ror-kee-in). (2:40-43)

        Here the Children of Israel were advised by God to humble themselves – together with those who are humble in conceding to what was revealed to the Last Prophet. The phrase war-ka’uu ma-al-ror-kee-in in 2:43 clearly instructs them to do exactly what was written from 2:40. It is their obligations to honour the revelation to observe God and they should not confound the truth with falsehood nor conceal the truth knowingly. Let not their prejudice against the Arab race hinder them from upholding their commitments to the Lord of the Universe. God’s scripture is meant for the whole of mankind.

        Hence, we see that ruk’u and sujud are not physical bowing and prostration, but are the humbling or lowering of oneself (ruk’u) in mind, heart and soul by consenting ourselves (sujud), or agree with our freewill to something.

        Therefore wa-ruka’is-sujud in 2:125 does not mean and those who bow and prostrate (physically) but means and those who humbly consented themselves (to God’s System).

        Tho-hira Bayti-ya   cleanse My system
        lit-tho-iffin       for throngs of people
        wal-a'ki-ffin       and those who are devoted
        wa-ruka'is-sujud    humbly consented themselves

        The core of the corruption is found in this verse. The phrase throngs of people were altered to mean those who circumambulate, the word devoted became retreat and humbly consented themselves became bowing and prostrating. The intent was clearly to make all these words relate to the performance of rituals.

        The religionists found their way to reinstate their forefathers’ religion by breaching the essence of the Scripture revealed to the Last Prophet to do it. We have seen evidence from the Reading that the distortion was deliberate.

        To recapitulate, let us consider some of the proofs we have so far uncovered:

        • deen or a way of life became religion
        • ta’budu or serve became worship
        • Sol-laa or commitment became ritual prayers
        • muSollan or the committed became a place of ritual prayers
        • bayti-ya or My system became God’s house
        • Tho-iffin or throngs of people became walking around in a circle
        • zakaa or purify became the religious tithes
        • a’kiffin or cleave became retreat to the mosque
        • wa-ruka’is-sujud or humbly consenting themselves became bow and prostrate physically
        • maqami-ibrohim or the status of Abraham became the footprints of Abraham in a copper casting displayed opposite the cubical stone idol cut from the mountain rock of Mecca

          According to the Reading, the Jews who distorted God’s words are bad people and a rebellious race due to the hardness of their hearts. This notion is repeated over and over:

          Do you expect them to believe as you do, even though some of them distort God’s words after hearing them with full understanding thereof, and maliciously? (2:75)

          When they are told, “Believe in these revelations of God,” they say, “We believe only in what was revealed to us.” Thus they reject all subsequent Scriptures even though they know it is the truth, and even though it confirms their own Scripture. Say, “Why did you slay God’s prophets in the past, if you are really believers?” Moses came to you with profound signs, yet you idolised the calf in his absence and turned wicked. We made a covenant with you as we elevated the article above you, saying, “You shall uphold strongly the commandments we gave you, and hearken.” But they said, “We hear but we will not obey.” Their hearts were filled with the adoration for the calf as a consequence of their disbelief. (2:91-93)

          Because they violated their covenants We put a curse on them, and We hardened their hearts. Consequently, they distort the words from their original place and disregard part thereof. You will always see betrayal from them except a few. You shall forgive and forget about them, God only loves the compassionate. (5:13)

          Everybody ignores the other truth from God when He said the Arabs are sick in their hearts, which perhaps is worse than the hearts of the Jews. We cannot deny that the groups of the people mentioned in 2:8-10 are the Arabs who had received the Scripture. God has categorically labelled the Arabs the staunchest in disbelief and hypocrisy.

          The Arabs are staunchest in disbelief and hypocrisy. (9:97)

          In truth, they exemplify the people described in 2:8-10:

          There are those who say, “We believe in God and the Last Day,” while they are not believers. In attempting to deceive God and the believers they only deceive themselves without perceiving. In their hearts is a disease, and consequently God augments their disease. They have deserved painful retribution for their lying. (2:8-10)

          This verse perfectly describes the modern-day Arabs who say they believe in God and the Last Day. Although the Reading abhors idol-worship, the religionists defied the instructions in the Reading. They claim it is part of the Islamic way of life to serve carved stones and rocks from the mountains, stone pillars and rock outcroppings. In their attempt to deceive God and the true believers around the world, they deceived themselves without perceiving. They have no reason to do all these things if they truly understand the message of the Reading and sincerely give their consent to the consented decrees from God. The Reading says that in their hearts is a disease. The disease was inherited from their pagan forefathers.

          Ironically, many non-Arabs around the world – including women – are happy to follow the pagan way of life. Many are seen to dress like Arabs – men and women alike – even though the Reading declares that the Arabs reject God and are the worst hypocrites. For instance, the covering of the woman’s head is plagiarised from the Bible. Today Muslim women around the world strictly observe it. They were deceived by their scholars who claim that such head covering is ordained in the Reading. The true fact is, such instruction is not found in the Reading. They are upholding their commitment to keep the decrees in the Bible pure. In Corinthians 1 11:5 it says, Any woman who prays or prophesises with her head uncovered dishonours her head – it is just as though her head were shaved. If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off, for it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head‘. Head covering is definitely not the requirement by the Reading but the Bible.

          Instead of serving the Lord of the Universe through good deeds, the Arabs promote their primitive Arabic culture as Islam. They have built stone idols which they serve with great pomp and ceremony on the Arab soil and thereby continue their ancestors’ idol-worshipping practices. Many of the non-Arab Muslims around the world are happy to be part of it.

          Although the Jews were – and many would argue still are – a most rebellious people, they never went to the extremes the Arab religionists did. While Moses was with the Children of Israel they idolised the golden calf and their hearts were filled with the adoration of the calf, but when he left them, they created Judaism. The Al Masih,1 Jesus the son of Mary went to them to demolish the religion or the temple – but they falsely accused him of blasphemy and plotted against him.

          There is no reason for us not to believe that the modern Arabs and the Arab religionists fit the passages in this early surah of the Reading. They are lying about God and they have a disease in their hearts. They introduced the greatest wickedness in corrupting God’s decree while claiming to believe in God and the Hereafter. Only a race with such characteristics could commit all such wickedness and perpetuate it to this day. The Jews – whatever their failings – have stiff competition when it comes to rebellion against God.


          1 i.e. the Messiah

          ‘Humble themselves consentingly’ becomes ‘bow and prostrate’

          The last phrase in 2:125 is wa-roka’is-sujud, which means those who humble themselves consenting. The religionists have mangled the meaning here and say it means to physically bow and prostrate. It embroils a regimented body movement only worthy of pagan rituals.

          Physical bowing and prostrating have become the critical components of the body movements in the Arab religion. Without these pantomimed movements their rituals will become redundant and useless. They believe the instruction of these body movements were ordained by God by virtue of 2:125 and 22:26.

          For many centuries, non-Arabs who have mastered the Arabic language have allowed themselves to be subjugated by the religionists without verifying simple words by reference to other verses in the Reading. Having discovered this, I feel sorry for the Muslims who perform these silly body movements without verifying the correctness of their understanding from their own Book.

          Since they are conditioned to believe that the word bayta in 2:125 means the house, naturally, bayti-ya in the same verse must mean My house. Although they do not physically cleanse God’s house, they derive tremendous satisfaction by circumambulating the Cube. The Muslims were made to believe that the meaning of the passage in 2:125 is:

          Thor-hira Cleanse the [physical] house.

          Thor-iffin Walk around the house (because they believe the religionists who say that the word Tho-iffin has the same meaning as the word Thawwaf. However, these two words are not the same).

          a’kiffin Retreat to a [physical] house.

          wa-roka’ is sujud Bow and prostrate physically to a [physical] house (since they also believe the word roka’ is sujud is physical bowing and prostrating).

          Since they proudly claim Islam abhors all images and icons, how can they not notice that the religious rites they faithfully observe are blatant idol-worship? Do they not devote their faith and bow and prostrate to a physical house?

          If their answer is no:

          • Then why do they say it is ‘God’s house’?
          • Why do they use the expression baytul-lah which is not found in the Reading?

          The truth is the innovators of the Arab religion have been very successful in deceiving people. They make their followers perform ridiculous body movements without telling them why. Yet they cannot even answer these simple questions!

          No modern Arab or scholar of the Arab religion can provide intelligent answers to these basic questions:

          • Is the stone house in Mecca God’s house or baytul-lah?
          • Why is God not inside His house – or is He?
          • Why do they have to bow and prostrate to the rocks carved by the Arab?
          • Are they prostrating to God or to the rocks?
          • Why do they walk around the house and in an anti-clockwise direction?
          • If they are prostrating to God and not the rock hunk, can we move the stone structure to Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico or other countries?
          • Would their pilgrimage ritual and their five daily ritual prayers be nullified without making the rock hunk as their focal point.

          Of course, the crux of the matter lies in simple logic. If they worship the house, they need to say that God is present in it. If that is the case – fine. However, if God does not live in the Cube, they are venerating the cube-idol. All they have to do is prove that God is in there.

          If no sensible answer is forthcoming from the religionists themselves, why then should the Muslims continue to put their trust in the religionists? Perhaps they naively assume it is not harmful to follow the religionists blindly. The pertinent question is whether obeying such absurdity will save them from the Hell Fire? Is it worthwhile ignoring something so important by not verifying the correctness of its meaning by using one’s own common sense? According to the Reading ‘the worst creatures at the sight of God are those who do not use their common sense’.

          Is it not time yet for the sensible Muslims to come to their senses and seek forgiveness and mercy from their Lord while they still can? Is it so difficult for them to be sincere to Him alone in pursuing for His grace and pleasure? These are some of the fundamental questions the non-Arabs should consider seriously.

          The religionists have, indeed, twisted the meaning of many words in the Reading to divert mankind from the path of God including wa-roka’is-sujud in 2:125 which simply means those who humble themselves consentingly.

          The message in 2:125 is that Abraham was directed to the system and had diligently committed himself to devote and humble himself with consent to the will of God in the system. His son Ishmael was similarly committed, and both of them cleansed the system for throngs of people who are devoted and also those who humble1 themselves consentingly to the same system. Abraham and Ishmael were not devoting themselves to a physical house, neither have they circumambulated, or bow and prostrate physically to some rocks. Those who follow the footsteps of Abraham are not expected to bow or prostrate to anything. They should devote and humble themselves by consenting themselves to the same system by upholding their commitments to observe the deen prescribed by God. That is all that is meant.

          There is no verse in the Reading that implies that roka’is-sujud carries the sense of physical bowing and prostrating.


          1 Humble, humbling or humbled is derived from the word ruku’. Humble people feel they are not important or good enough to criticise others or to have much attention paid to them by other people. God told the children of Israel to be humble to accept His revelations. In 2:43 He said, ‘war-ka’u-ma’al-ror-ke-en’

          Cleaving becomes retreating

          The next word in our study is a’kiffin. The word a’kiffin means hold strongly onto something, but the religionists insist that it means retreat to the mosque. In the context of 2:125 it reads as:

          An tho-hira bayti-ya li tho–iffina wal a’kifiina wa-rukai’ sujudi

          The root of a’kif-fin‘ is ‘-k-f or ‘akafa. Each time this word is mentioned elsewhere in the Reading it is always explained by the religionists and also translated for the non-Arabs as those who are devoted or holding fast onto something, for instance: 2:125, 2:187, 7:138, 20:91, 20:97, 21:52, 22:25, 26:71 and 48:25. For example:

          Ya’-ku-fu-na ala-as-nam

          Hold strongly to idols. (7:138)

          Lannab raha alai-hi a’kiffina

          We will continue to hold strongly to it. (20:91)

          The word a’kiffina in 20:91 is the same word as in 2:125. But here it refers to the Children of Israel who idolised the golden calf.

          They said to Aaron the brother of Moses:

          “We will continue to devote (or hold strongly) to it.” (20:91)

          The religionists have otherwise consistently translated this word as meaning to devote or to hold strongly onto something – except in 2:125. In this only instance, they tell people the meaning of a’kiffina in 2:125 is to retreat implying that it is good if the people retreat to the mosques. The religionists condemn other people who retreat to their temples to tend to their idols as idol-worshippers, but in their own case – when we are talking about devoting oneself to the square rock structure – they appear to have received a special dispensation from God.

          How does the religionists’ physical ‘house’ differ from the physical ‘idols’ in the centre of other temples? Such is the hypocrisy of Arab religion!

          Thawwaf

          This word is not found in 2:125 or 22:26 but I have to mention it for clarity. The religionists called the seven rounds of circumambulation at the cube house as Thawwaf1 and they misconstrued the word Tho-iffin in the two verses to mean the same thing. Thawwaf is mentioned several times in the Reading with reference to the state of mind of being familiar or get used to certain things, but in contexts that are unrelated to stone structure. The first point which needs making in this regard is that the medial root of Tho-if and Thawwaf are different consonants, hence the meaning are not the same.

          The religionists changed the meaning of this word Tho-iffin to make people think it refers to the activity of walking around the stone idol, and translators have had to concur with the religionists by translating it as ‘those who encircle around’ it. This is but a terrible corruption.

          The word Thawwaf is mentioned three times: in 2:158, 22:29 and 24:58.

          Tha-waf-fu-na ali-kum (they are used/familiar on you) (24:58)

          Ai-yat-Tha-wa-fa bi-hi-maa (so that you get used with them) (2:158)

          Wal-yat-Tha-waf-fa bi-bayti-a-tiik (And get used with the system of old) (22:29)

          As mentioned earlier this word thaw-waf is not found in the all-important 2:125 or 22:26. What is stated in 2:125 and 22:26 is Tho-iffin, which means throngs of people, and not Thawwaf.

          Once we understand the essence of the message in the three verses we discover the existence of a very serious premeditated distortion.

          24:58 is to be noted. In this verse, children and servants must ask permission before entering the parents’ room at three periods of ‘nakedness’ in the day. Other than these three periods, they are permitted to do so. Hence, Tha-waf-fu-na ali-kum in this verse means they are so used/familiar with the parents. This is simple domestic etiquette.

          Please note that 22:29 follows up from the reference to Abraham in verse 22:26. There was already another system of the old (or the bayti-a-teek) before Abraham. That is why we found in 2:125 saying that God points out His system or bayta to Abraham. But the word Thaw-waf is not in the verse at all. Thus, 22:29 disproves the claim by the religionists that bayta is a physical structure built by Abraham.

          If for the sake of argument, bayta were taken as meaning house, then we should understand by virtue of 22:29 that there was another ‘house‘ already in place before Abraham i.e. the bayti-a-teek. According to the religionists, the only ‘house’ is the ‘bayta‘ (or today’s Ka’aba) built – as they would have it – by Abraham.


          1 This word is mentioned at this point although it does not occur in the verse under discussion – 2:125 – because the word Thawwaf is commonly used by practitioners of the Arabic religion to denote the act of circumambulating the Ka’aba

          ‘Group of people’ corrupted

          The religionists twisted another simple word in the same verse (which, in fact, refers to throngs of people) to mean encircling a square stone idol. The word Tho-iffin mentioned in the verse is part of the message to signify the response of the people who will partake in God’s system.

          The religionists made a grave mistake when they tried to change the meaning of the word Tho-iffin since it is easily verifiable by means of comparison with other verses. Nevertheless, they have fooled people from all around the world into walking in circles round their stone idol.

          The word Tho-iffin is generated from the root Tho-if. The word Tho-if means a party or throngs of people. This word (or other derivatives from the same root) is used in many parts of the Reading. They can be found in 3:69, 3:72, 3:122, 3:154, 4:81, 4:102, and 4:113. Some examples:

          3: 69 Tho-iffa-tun min-ah-lil-kitab means a group from the people of the book

          3:122 Tho-iffa-ta-ni min-kum means the two groups from among you

          4:81 Tho-iffa-tun-min-hum means a group from among them

          Tho-iffin, then, simply means a group (or groups) of people.

          It is illogical that this same word means walking around in circles with reference only to the word bayta. Obviously, this deliberate misinterpretation is inflicted on readers year after year to support the invented pilgrimage rituals. There is no justification from the Reading for Tho-iffin to mean encircling around because in all other occurrences of Tho-iffin means groups of people.

          The Arabic scholars will not be able to explain this contradiction either. There is no reason for the religionists to manipulate this word other than to preserve the traditional pagan religious rites of the nomadic period at the expense of God’s Scripture. The word li-Tho-iffin simply means that it was Abraham’s job to cleanse the system or the bayta for throngs of people. That is all.

          Cleanse the system

          Let’s break down the key part of 2:125.

          wa-ahidnaa   and We contracted
          ibrohima     Abraham
          wa-ismael    and Ishmael
          an-Tho-hira  to cleanse 
          bayti-ya     My system

          We can agree with all the translators when they say the word Tho-hira is to cleanse, but it is very difficult to understand why Abraham and Ishmael should clean a physical House.

          Of course, today the King of Saudi Arabia (who calls himself Keeper of the Haramain) does clean the stone idol every year on the festival of Eid. He has become God’s janitor or house-cleaner.

          In the Reading, Abraham was committed to serving God and he was against all religious and idol-worshipping practices. Tho-hira bayti-ya does not refer to Abraham cleansing a non-existent house. Rather, he was enjoined to cleanse the system from idol-worship. This is why Abraham rightly broke the idols – or to borrow the language of the Reading – he broke the idols with his right hand.

          Abraham’s status (maqami ibrohim)

          The word maqam appears in the Reading a few times. Since the Reading explains itself, we just need to look at all the pertinent verses to understand the meaning of maqam. The religionists say the meaning of maqami-ibrohim is the footprint immersed in the copper cast opposite the stone structure. If that were true, how would they explain maqama-robbuka or Your Lord’s maqam in 55:46? Can it mean the footprint or station of your Lord? The same word is used again in 79:40. In this passage it is written as maqama robbihi which means status of their Lord.

          The verse breaks down thus:

          wa-am-maa    and surely
          man-khor-fa  those who fear
          maqama       the status
          robbihi      of their Lord
          wa-nahal     and they refrain
          naf-saa      themselves
          'anil-hawa   from their lust

          When translated, it can be rendered:

          And surely, those who fear the status of their Lord, and they refrain themselves from their lust. (79:40)

          Perhaps the Muslims should ask their Arab masters whether they translate the same verse as:

          And surely those who fear the footprints/station of their Lord and they refrain themselves from their lust.

          Such primitive thinking is an insult to our intelligence.

          The same word is mentioned in 17:79 as an assurance from God that He will raise anyone of us to a higher status upon fulfilling certain commands. And it is this same word which is used in 2:125.

          Wat-ta-khi-zu min-maqami Ibrahim (2:125)

          Take from the status of Abraham.

          maqaman mah-mu-dan (17:79)

          Raise you to an exalted status.

          Maqam therefore simply means the status or rank of a person. It is not a place.

          The corruption continues

          It is common knowledge that there are many followers of other religions who worship God through the images in their temples – the Orthodox Christians, for example. But how is it that the followers of the Arab religion call those people pagans and idol-worshippers?

          The fact is the followers of the Arab religion have more than just one idol. Besides the cubical house in the centre of the mosque, the religionists also provide their followers with many other idols. The black stone embedded at one corner of the cubical house is the most revered icon. It is encased in a silver-frame portraying rather a vulgar image – make of that what you will. The design was perhaps to symbolise the female representation of the three chief Arab idols: Al-lat, Al-Uzza and Manat. Grammatically, these are female names, and the religionists said they referred to the daughters of Allah. The Arabs worshiped these female goddesses long before the Reading was revealed and the Last Prophet was commanded to ask the Arabs:

          What about Al-lat and Al-Uzza, also Manat, the third one? Is it for you the males and for Him the females? This is indeed an unjust distribution. Actually, they are nothing but names that you invented, you and your forefathers. God never revealed about it from His authority. They followed nothing but conjectures and what their own souls dictated when the sure guidance had come to them from their Lord. What is it that the human being wants? (53:19-24)

          This verse confirms that the pagan Arabs had invented many new gods for themselves. In this case, these stones were assigned female names. These stones were touched, stroked, or kissed by the worshippers to acquire some of the stone’s holiness.

          The other idol is a twelve-foot tall cage protecting a copper casting of someone’s footprints. It stands opposite the door of the larger idol. All these idols have their own purposes and functions.

          Within the same precincts there are two rock outcroppings which the religionists have called Safa and Marwa.1 During any visit or pilgrimage, the followers of the Arab religion will run between the two rocks after they have circumambulated the cube and kissed the black stone and prayed behind the gilded idol opposite the stone idol. This latter rite, they claim, is to honour the suffering of Abraham’s wife when she was searching for water within the same area. No one has asked a simple question: what has Abraham’s wife got to do with Islam? The author does not see any logic in this ritual except to say the religionists used Abraham’s wife as an excuse for their followers to worship the two rock outcroppings. The whole thing is another pagan Arab myth.

          We will analyse the other six words in 2:125 and see how these words were distorted by comparing them with the usage of the same words in other passages of the Reading. We will establish beyond any doubt that the religionists have abused the meaning of these words to create the basis of all the ritualistic practices in their ‘religion’.


          1 One Qur’anic verse refers to entities by these names. Clearly, the Arabs took the Qur’anic words and applied them to aspects of their local pagan rites.


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          The significance of Abraham’s status

          Let us see the significance of this man from the passages of the Reading.

          Whose way is better than the one who peacefully focus for God while doing good deeds, and follows the principle of Abraham the sincere? God has chosen Abraham as a beloved friend. (4:125)

          Indeed, Abraham was a nation of being faithful for God in sincerity, and he was not among the idol-worshippers. Instead he appreciated God’s blessings. God guided him to the straight path. We endowed him with goodness in this life and in the Hereafter he will be with the righteous. (16:120-122)

          Thus, who would then forsake the principle of Abraham except those who fool themselves? We have chosen him in this world and in the Hereafter. He will be with the righteous. When his Lord said to him, “Be peaceful” he said, “I am peaceful for the Lord of the Universe.” (2:130-131)

          When Abraham was put to the test by his Lord through certain words, he carried them out. God then said, “I am appointing you as the forefront (imam) for all mankind.” (2:124)

          A good example has been set for you by Abraham and those with him. They said to their people, “We disown you and your idols you set up besides God. We reject you and you will see from us nothing but enmity and opposition until you believe in God alone.” (60:4)

          Abraham was sincere in his commitment to observing God’s laws and he regarded idol-worship as the enemy. His focus was people’s consent to God without intermediaries. God did not appoint Abraham as imam to lead the people into rituals and worship. He was appointed to provide an example of a person committed to the service of God alone. In the context of the Reading the word imam simply means an independent and progressive leader who can lead the people by stimulating their intelligence, striving towards a condition of collective well being while observing the limits of sanctions in God’s system. He can also have a strong influence on people with his intelligence or power.

          Abraham led his progeny and the people to prosper in a barren land, which they made productive. He was against all forms of idol-worship and rituals and wanted the people to free themselves from the bondage of dogma. He was willing to sacrifice his life to take a stand against the idol-worshippers. Today, we are witnessing an Arab culture that has reversed the process.

          God is not to be ‘Worshiped’

          First and foremost: the word ‘worship’ is not found anywhere in the Reading. Again, the religionists have twisted the meaning of a simple word in the book.

          The essence of the Book is that all humans need to lead a righteous way of life according to the prescribed covenants by upholding their commitments and keeping them pure. No one can fulfil these commitments through acts of worship or ritual prayer. A person should observe his commitments through the individual act of consenting towards the providence of His master.

          Wama qolaq-tul jin-ni wal-ain-sa il-laa li-ya’budun. (51:56)

          And I did not create the jinn and the humans except for serving Me. (51:56)

          In one sentence, the Reading has explained our purpose here on earth. We are created to serve, not to worship. We have been created in the grand design to serve by deeds (and not merely by thoughts or words). The misrepresentation of the word serve (ta’budu) to mean worship has had a dire effect on the Islamic landscape.

          The words serve1 and worship have different meanings in the context of this discussion. The former signifies serving God by doing good deeds in keeping with what we know to be His laws. The latter is a concentrated feeling of respect or admiration and love for the dead idols or icons and is demonstrated through rituals, pilgrimages, and the singing of hymns, etc. The word ‘serve’ ta’budu or ya’budun is derived from the word ‘abd which means servant (and not worship). All humans are servants of God. Therefore they have to serve and consented themselves (sujud) to Him alone. There are several derivatives from the word ‘abd (servant). For example, the following verse is in reference to Jesus the son of Mary and the assigned energies (mala-ika)2 closest to God.

          Laiyas-tabkifu masih’u ai-yakuna a’bdan lil-lah wa-lal-malaikatu muqor-robun. Waman yas-tankifu ‘an-‘ibada-tihi was-yastakbir fa-sayah shuru-hum ilai-hi jami’an. (4:172)

          Never will the Messiah disdain being a servant (a’bdan) of God nor will the assigned energies. Those who disdain serving (ibada-tihi) Him and are arrogant, surely He will gather them to Him, all of them. (4:172)

          The Messiah was pure but he was not disdainful of being a servant to God. It is the duty of a servant to serve his master. The duty of a believer is to serve God by upholding the commitments and not to ‘worship’ Him in the sense of bowing and scraping. It would seem strange for any household to have a platoon of servants worshipping their employer. Where would be the logic in it?

          As servants we are expected to look towards Him and praise Him like the rest of His creations in the heavens and the earth.

          O mankind, you are the ones in need towards God, and God, He is the affluent the praised. (35:15)

          He does not need our petty sacrifices of food or self-imposed pilgrimages. He does not need our presence in Mecca. In fact He does not need our promises. If we have pledged a promise, it is our duty to fulfil that promise for our own good. He wants us to put His words into action. A servant has to observe his commitments or he become useless.

          Of course, one can argue that God does not need our service either. This is true. It is we who benefit from being true in our service to Him. By these means, we justify the responsibility of free choice granted us and grow to our full potential. We become fully what we were meant to be. We become true to our truest nature. This is God’s will, and it is for our good.

          Similarly, there are energies that are specially assigned making them close to God and they also serve their master. The word ‘abdan in this verse means servant. The same verse also uses another derivative i.e. ibada-tihi to mean doing service for Him. The Messiah and the assigned energies did not worship God. They were too busy doing His work and serving Him.

          We can also find a similar derivative from the root word ‘abd in the Reading which means serving and not worship:

          Wa-nah-nu lahu a’bidun (2:138)

          And Him are we serving (2:138)

          Was-alman arsalna min qoblika min-rosulina aj’alna min-dunir-rohman ali-hatan ya’budun. (43: 45)

          And ask those whom We have sent from before you among the messengers if We have set other than the Merciful as gods for them to be served. (43: 45)

          Simply put, all service is through deeds. The world is full of good intentions but intentions alone are not enough.

          The seven verses in the introductory surah3 of the Reading are recited by the followers of the Arab religion during each of their five ‘mandatory’ daily prayers. The religionists deceived them by ascribing the word na’budu (serve) in 1:5 to mean worship. This word is derived from the root ‘abd which means servant. Instead of declaring to God that they will serve Him alone without associating Him with anything, they say they ‘worship’ Him. God has never commanded anyone to worship Him.

          The essence of the first part Al Fatihah is that God’s attributes encompass His dominion over the deen of everything in existence in the heavens and the earth. He is the absolute ruler of the orderly system in this world and in the Hereafter. The first four verses say, ‘With the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Merciful. Praise be to God the Lord of the Universe, the Most Compassionate and the Merciful. The Ruler of the day of the order‘. And then, as servants to our Lord we pledge that we will uphold our covenant to serve him from what we are about to read from His guidance – a guidance which says at the outset of the very next chapter, ‘This Book is infallible, a guidance for the observant who believe in the unseen, and they uphold their commitments……

          1:5 should properly be read as:

          Eiya-ka-na’budu wa-eiya kanas-ta’ain. (1:5)

          You alone we serve and You alone we ask for help. (1:5)

          This is followed by:

          Guide us in the straight path, a path of those whom you blessed, and not of those who deserve wrath, or those who strayed. (1:6-7)

          Here, the request is to seek His help in guiding us on the straight path that He had blessed. Logically, the only way God guides His servants is through His revealed Scriptures; certainly not through the performing of ritual prayer. Instead of translating their services into practical acts according to what He has ordained in His Book, the religionists offer only lip-service by repeating: ‘You alone we worship, and You alone we ask for help‘ seventeen times per day (the five daily rituals consist of 2, 4, 4, 3, 4 units in each ritual prayer at dawn, midday, afternoon, evening and night).

          These verses clearly say we declare that we will serve Him alone, put our trust in Him to seek His mercy and blessings to guide us to the right path in His deen. God is the only one who can guide His servants to the straight path. No one else can do this, not even the prophets:

          You cannot guide those you love. God is the one who guides whomever He wills because He is the only one who is fully aware of those who deserve the guidance. (28:56)

          There is no such thing as ‘holy people’ who can guide another to the straight path. These so-called holy people will ultimately themselves become idols to their followers.

          God is the Lord of those who believe. He leads them out of the darkness into light. While those who disbelieve, their lords are the idols. They lead them out of the light into darkness. They have deserved the Fire as their eternal retribution. (2:257)

          The Reading is telling us that the ‘holy men’ will take people out of the light into darkness and lead their followers into hell-fire. None of us can escape from these ‘holy men’ as long as he belongs to a religion.

          Upon a critical reading of the Reading it becomes clear that we cannot ‘butter up’ our Master – the one who gave us this life – by worshipping Him through rituals. There is no barter system involving the performance of rituals. We receive the guidance from God through His mercy – mercy to which we are not entitled. In order to qualify we are simply required to serve God by fulfilling our covenant with Him. That is the contract with Him, and is binding upon us until we breathe our last. There is not a single verse in the Reading commanding humans to worship the Creator.


          1 Collin Cobuild: Serve something such as a company, community or your country, you work for it in order to benefit it.

          2 The word mala-ika is derived from the root MLK which means functional power or unseen energies at work. There is no such thing as angels floating around the space. Religionists borrowed the description of the Bible to promote this wrong idea. Malik is one who is in power and Mulk is the Supreme Power that rules – an attribute to God.

          3 Al-Fatihah, the first surah of the Qur’an.

          Virtual idols

          Idol-worship can take many forms. For example, if a person chooses to make their ego paramount, their life will be controlled by their ego. They will idolise their own ego. If a person makes the accumulation of wealth paramount, his or her life will be controlled by greed and he or she will idolise money. If a person chooses to idolise other humans, his or her deen will be controlled by that conviction and others will dictate their way of life. Similarly, should a person choose to profess religion he or she would then idolise the religious leaders, and the rituals dictated by these religious leaders or priests will regulate their way of life.

          The common factor here is idol-worship. There are clear instances in the Reading about people who idolise their prophets, messengers, energies and jinn.

          It is not possible for a human whom God has blessed with the Scripture and wisdom and prophethood that he should tell the people to serve him besides God. Nor will He ask you to idolise the energies or the prophets. (3:79-80)

          Clearly, God’s prophet and messengers are not to be idolised. Yet many prophets and messengers are – in effect – worshipped. And then there are others who idolise saints, gurus, priest and religious scholars.

          They have taken their priests and scholars as lords besides God. (9:31)

          What about the one who idolises his own ego? Can you do anything for him? (25:43)

          The egotists have been forewarned. God’s response to the question as to what can be done for them is:

          Do you suppose many of them hear or understand? Indeed, they are just like animals. No, they are worse than animals. (25:44)

          The Reading does not mince words. As regards those who reject it, it is clear and unequivocal:

          The Reading is full of wisdom. You are one of the messengers, advocating the right path. A revelation from the Almighty, most merciful – to warn people, whose forefathers were never warned, they are unaware. It is written that the majority will not believe. Consequently, We chain their necks to their chins, and thus they are forced [into the directions they choose]. And We place a barrier in front of them and a barrier behind them, so they can never see. (36:2-9)

          The Reading urges people to consider the Creation:

          And the sun is moving in a specific orbit. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient, and We designed the moon to appear in stages until it reverts to a thin curve. The sun never catches up with the moon, nor does the night prematurely overtake the day. Each floats in its own orbit. (36:38-39)

          In retrospect, if an undoubted source tells me that a set of instructions have arrived for me from the Being who created the sun and the moon and set them on their orbits, I would still verify them through scientific findings or accept it as logical understanding through observation. Until today nobody has proven the information wrong. In contrast in 1969, the chief priest of the Grand Mosque in Mecca was quoted as saying that the earth was flat and anyone professing the contrary was an infidel. This serves to illustrate the crux of the problem with the Arab religion, which goes by the name of Islam: ignorance. The Reading says:

          Will they choose other than God’s deen, whilst everything is peaceful (aslama)1 in the skies and the earth either willingly or unwillingly? And to Him they will return. (3:83)

          The word aslama in this verse is the same (i.e. has the same semantic root and is merely a separate conjugation of the root idea) as the word Islam. Everything in the seven heavens: the billions of stars, all the planets, everything on earth from every kind of creeper, plant and tree, every kind of animal and insect, every kind of bird, and kinds of aquatic life exist peacefully willingly or unwillingly. Thus, God poses the question that begs to be answered: ‘Will they choose other than God’s deen when His other creations are able to exist peacefully?

          The message is clear, simple and the same in substance in every instance2. No prophet was sent to deliver or start a religion. Their job was simply to deliver God’s message, the gist of which is the deen.


          1 The word aslama is derived from the same root S L M. When it is translated that everything that was created by God in the heavens exists peacefully – it reflects on how mankind chose to create disorder through their own choice.

          2 Every prophet delivered God’s message the way it was revealed to them. They never tried to give their own opinions about how a person should conduct his or her life. The majority of Muslims need the Arab religionists to teach them how and what to eat – or how to dress or grow one’s beard.

          There is no ‘religion’ of God

          There is a world of difference between the definition of the word Islam ordained by God and the Arab religion invented by the religionists which goes by the same name. The word Islam may possibly be the most abused word in the world today.

          Indeed, the deen by God is Islam. (3:19)

          In one simple and straightforward sentence God states that Islam is a deen. The meaning of verse 3:19 literally says:-

          Indeed, the way of life by God is Peacefulness.

          The word Islam means peacefulness. This word is derived from the root S L M or Salam that means ‘Peace’. In 6:54 we are told to greet one another by saying:-

          Peace be upon you” or “Salam-mun alai-kum”.

          The word ad-deen means the way or the order. In no place in the Reading did God ordain Islam as a religion. This is a crucial point to consider.

          What is the difference between religion and deen?

          • A religion consists of a belief in a god or gods, and the activities that are connected with that belief such as prayer or worship or rites in the temple, church, synagogue, or mosque.
          • A deen refers to a way: or method of doing something; or an orderly method of doing something designed (for an action or series of actions) to achieve an objective.

          According to the Reading:

          Religion1 is called shi’ah. It is a system detached from God’s prescribed way of life – or the deen-nil-lah. Religion was created by humans for people to devote themselves to a common entity like – but not limited to – physical entities made from wood, stone, rock, metal or anything tangible. People serve these idols or icons by worshipping them through prayers and religious rites which eventually evolve to become institutionalised and regulated religious obligations.

          The deen is the order in the system conceived by the All-knowing, which allows people to devote themselves to the one, unseen God through His providence sanctioned in His Scriptures. True adherents to this system serve God by committing themselves to do the deeds required by Him in His system so that they can achieve the peacefulness in this world. These obligations require self-sacrifice but are free of the dogmatic practice of ritualised worship or rites. Men and women who believe in God, the final day and observe virtuousness in this life are called Muslims or those who are at peace. Muslim is not a label but it is the state of being of a person who enjoys peacefulness.

          In the Reading the history of Noah is narrated in a surah or a chapter by itself also entitled Noah. The history of the great flood is known to all those who received something of God’s Scripture. Noah was commissioned by God to reform a community, which indulged in serving false gods. His community belonged to a religion.

          It is apparent that two quite different systems existed in Noah’s time. The masses subscribed to the preservation and propagation of a traditional system of praying and worshipping as their way of life. Noah, however, observed his way of life or deen according to God’s system without institutionalised prayer and worship. As soon his home was flooded, he turned to God, saying:

          My Lord, secure 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)

          The religionists say the meaning of the word bayti-ya in this verse is house, the sense being, “… and anyone who enters my house”. Yet, even the gentlest application of reason brings to mind the fact that Noah made his humble request during the great flood from within the ark, which he himself had built. At that very moment, his house was in all probability under the waters of God’s retribution against those who had refused Noah’s call all this time. It is equally clear that since all mankind had been drowned, there would be no one to enter his house. The word bayti-ya as we know it must mean that to which Noah subscribed. Incidentally, the word for ship in the Reading is fulk.

          What then makes a house and a system different?

          • A house is commonly understood as a building in which people live, usually belonging to one family. It is inconceivable that Noah intended that God should forgive people just because they have entered his house, which submerged in the flood. When he implored the Lord of the Universe he was referring to his system which was different from the system of the idol-worshippers.
          • A system, on the other hand, is a way of working, organising, or doing something in which people follow a plan or set of rules. When a situation or activity has the semblance of a system, it means that it has a sense of orderliness or good organisation. It is also a way in which a whole institution or aspect of society has been organised or arranged.

          In Noah’s time people had already lived according to their own invented system of worshipping idols. Noah, however, was serving the Lord of universe alone and had committed himself to God’s prescribed system. When he uttered the word bayti-ya it meant ‘my system‘ – that is the system to which he was committed. We will shortly see that Abraham was directed to the same system, which God calls bayti-ya. Abraham and his son were instructed to cleanse the system of idol-worship for the benefit of the people who were devoted and those who humbled themselves consentingly to God’s providence.

          The Reading says those who observe the way of life marked by ritual prayer and worship belong to the shi-ya’an, (or religions). Those devoted to religion are termed mushrikeen or ‘idol-worshippers’.

          The history of Noah is again mentioned in surah thirty seven alongside the history of Abraham:

          Noah implored Us, and We are the best of responders. We saved him and his family from the great disaster, and We made him and his family the survivors and preserved their history for the later generations. (37:75-78)

          The history of the retribution against Noah’s people was preserved as an example to the people of Abraham. In spite of this, the people of Abraham similarly devoted themselves to false gods. They worshiped and prayed to the gods they created just like the people of Noah did.

          The people of Noah drowned by the flood belonged to the shi-a’tihi (a religion). Similarly the community of Abraham were worshipping and praying to idols. They too, were shi-a’tihi except Abraham.

          Peace be upon Noah, throughout history. We reward the sincere people. Thus he was among the true believers and then We drowned the rest. And surely from a religion that excludes Abraham (min-shi-a’tihi-laa-ibrohim) – who came to his Lord with a blissful heart while he asked his father and his people, “What are you serving? It is false gods besides God that you need? What do you make out of the Lord of the Universe?” (37:79-87)

          Abraham was living in a community whose people were enslaved with the idea of serving idols. When he discovered that God is the One who initiated the heavens and the Earth and it is the only One that is worthy to be served – he went to his people to demonstrate simple logic.

          He said to his father and his people. “What are these statues that you serve”? They said, “We found our ancestors doing it”. He said, “Surely you and your ancestors are totally wrong”. They said, “Have you brought the truth, or are you just kidding”? He said, “No! Your true Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the Earth who created you and your ancestors. This is what I testify to – by God! as soon as you leave, I will proof to you something about your statues”. Then he broke the small idols leaving the biggest one so that they could use it as reference. Later they asked, “Who did this to our gods, he must be crazy”? A few of them said, “We heard a youth threaten them – his name is Abraham”. They said, “Then bring him in front of the people so that they may bear witness”. They asked him, “Did you do this to our gods, Abraham”? He replied, “It must be the biggest one who did it – why not you ask him – perhaps it could speak”? They conferred with each other and said, “Indeed it is you who are guilty”. In spite of that they reverted against their own common sense and said, “You know very well it cannot speak”. Then he said, “Do you then serve besides God what is too powerless to benefit or harm you”?

          From the above lesson we learn that people who are shackled by their religious belief are extremely dangerous and they are willing to pass unreasonable judgement on others who ask them to use their common sense. This is a typical example of all organised religions. They are conditioned by their masters to defy common sense.

          A religion is a concept requiring rituals or rites focused on physical icons enabling people to see what they worshipped. This singular attribute, according to the Reading, marks it as a religion. After all, who would choose to show the Glory of God in something tangible and man-made?

          A Deen on the other hand, is a way of life sanctioned either by men or by God Himself. When God says, “you shall not serve except Me“, it means that we are to observe only what is sanctioned by Him. These sanctions were revealed to the various prophets. In the Reading it is known as Deen-nil-lah or God’s prescribed way of life. Hence, we find many passages in the Reading instructing people to obey God and obey the messengers so that they not be diverted from God’s prescribed sanctions under the pretext of a particular religion. God’s deen requires His servants to manifest their faith in practical acts of charity and deeds. His way is a series of decrees that must be translated into actions as the way of life. For example, God’s covenant revealed through all the prophets requires His servants to observe the decrees listed below. Anyone can undertake to fulfil their covenant with God by upholding these prescribed decrees without consulting the priests of any religion:

          • Your Lord has decreed that you shall not serve other than Him.
          • You shall honour your parents for as long as they live, one of them or both of them.
          • You shall not speak harshly to them nor mistreat them.
          • You shall speak amicably to people and do not utter any lies.
          • You shall regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor.
          • You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty.
          • You shall not commit adultery, for it is a vice.
          • You shall not kill anyone, for taking of life is made forbidden.
          • You shall not touch the orphans’ money except for their own good.
          • You shall give full measure when you trade and weigh with an equitable balance.
          • You shall not accept anything that you yourself cannot ascertain.
          • You shall be perfectly honest when you serve as a witness, even if it is against yourself, your parents, or your relatives whether the defendant is rich or poor.
          • You shall give to charity from God’s provisions, which He has entrusted to you.
          • You shall strive in the path of God (fi-sabi-lil-lah) against those who strive against you, but not aggress.
          • You shall fulfil your commitments and humble yourself with those who are humble.
          • You are not to be arrogant, nor to walk in pride. God does not love the boastful, the arrogant. Be humble as you walk and lower your voice.
          • Eat from everything that is lawful and good, and do not follow the step of the Devil, he is your ardent enemy. He directs you towards vice and evil and to invent lies and attribute them to God.

          This is part of the prescribed way and the wisdom sanctioned by God in the Reading. People, from the times of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad have been committed to these values. They observe these values in an orderly manner (as a deen). Common sense tells us that in order to achieve results these values must be translated into deeds. Worship or ritual prayers are irrelevant. Therefore, religion and deen are distinctly different.

          People are expected to serve the Creator by observing the prescribed orders.

          He has decreed for you the same deen enjoined upon Noah and what is revealed herein, and what was decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. You shall uphold the one deen and not be segregated. It is simply too difficult for the idol-worshippers to accept what you advocate. (42:13)

          Be penitent to God, observe Him, uphold your commitments and do not fall into idol-worship. And do not be with those who change the deen into religion (shi-ya-‘an) each sectarian is happy with what they have. (30:31-32)

          Traditionally, the word shi’ah is translated as sect. Sects have long been associated with principal differences in a religious context. God however, has no interest in sectarianism. All the religions in this world are the same. The faithful congregate. They form groups to a common cause in public. They worship and pray ritually to different shapes of idols be it a wall, cross, star, crescent or a square house or other images made from the materials which themselves owe their existence to the true God. That is the extent of difference between religion and the deen as far as the Reading is concerned.

          For example, while prescribing good and lawful foods God proclaimed that He has perfected the deen. He says: ‘Today I have perfected the deen for you and completed My favour upon you, and decreed Islam (peacefulness) as the deen’. This is in the middle of the subject about food.

          Taken literally and substituting the concept of deen with religion, this decree becomes absurd. In 26:195-196 the Reading says: ‘It came in the clear Arabic tongue and it contains the same message of the previous Scriptures‘. This means that the message in the Reading is consistent with all other previous Scriptures. God perfected a deen for His servants after detailing His covenant on food. God has not forbidden any food in this world except for the decaying meat, blood, carrion, any animal that dies through violent death and food consecrated to idols. This is the deen (or the orderly way) sanctioned by God in His system. There shouldn’t be any other prohibitions added to it by anyone. There is nothing religious about it. It is merely a dietary restriction based on good hygiene.

          Restricted to you are the meat from the animals that die of themselves, blood, decaying meat2, and food dedicated to other than God. Also, the animal that has been strangled to death, the animal struck by an object, the animal that dies from falling from a height, the animal that is gored to death, the animal that is partially eaten by a predator unless you have rescued it alive, the food dedicated to idols and meat divided by means of casting lots. These are abominations. Today, the disbelievers are in despair about your deen. Do not fear them and fear Me instead. Today, I have perfected the deen for you and completed My favour upon you, and I decree Islam as the deen for you. (5:3)

          The word deen is mentioned three times in the verse above, instructing believers in simple and clear terms to observe what only God had sanctioned. There is nothing religious about not eating carrion or animals gored to death. Similarly, there is nothing religious about not eating decaying meat. It is simply an order prescribed from the One who has created you, and intended for your good. This directive supersedes all other dietary restrictions before it. A person who serves God alone is one who sincerely observes the limits prescribed by Him alone. That is the essence of the perfect order of life of Islam.

          We have revealed to you this Scripture truthfully, therefore serve God alone. Be sincere to Him in the way of life (deen). (39:2)

          Sincerely consenting to the prescribed limits sanctioned by Him in the deen is to serve Him. That is all it says. Simple. In this simple decree, God has reinforced the concept of His words to His servants around the world irrespective of colour or language. Islam is simple, the Reading is simple. However, bear in mind that simple here does not mean easy. God’s enemies will unceasingly try to divert men and women from His path by sanctioning additional set of prohibitions. In order to overcome the predicament we are told to be sincerely committed to Him alone:-

          Seek help through perseverance and be committed. This is difficult indeed, but not for those who are sincere who realise that they will meet their Lord that they will ultimately return to Him. (2:45-46)

          I reiterate my stand that there is no such thing as the Islamic religion. There is, undoubtedly, the peacefulness of an orderly way of life sanctioned by God. It is our responsibility as His servants to consent to His will by observing only His prescribed way. Let us now explore the logic behind this requirement of Islam.

          • It is God who grants life and death.
          • It is God who keeps the creation in perfect balance.
          • It is God who makes us happy or miserable.
          • It is God who creates the human, male and female, from a drop of liquid and then from ‘something which clings’, then He gives it life as an infant. Then some reach full strength and get to become old, and others die earlier. It is God who determines our time of life and death, nobody else.
          • It is God who makes us rich or poor.
          • It is God who provides everything in exact measure.
          • To Him belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth.
          • There is no god but Him.

          Out of mercy He revealed His guidance to mankind so that they enjoy a peaceful life in this world and a peaceful life the hereafter. Those who are vigilant and consent to His will and believe in Him alone have grasped the strongest bond that never breaks. His message to all mankind:

          O mankind, you shall serve your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you might become observant. (2:21)

          I have not created the jinn and the humans except to serve me alone (51:56)

          There are people who take God for granted by denying Him as the Lord of the Universe. No matter how hard we try to deny His existence and power – we cannot escape from reality that He gives life and He takes it back. Our natural instincts as humans tell us that there is an unseen super power somewhere out there who has created everything in existence and maintains it in perfect balance. The Reading tells us that there is only one God and that God is common to all people. Of course there are ungrateful people who believe that there is no such a thing as God because they have deconstructed a simple process in the complexity of the grand design, and then claim they have deconstructed God Himself. Strangely there are among them who concede that there is ‘something out there’ or a ‘higher intelligent energy’ they just do not want to call it God. A number of them are rebelling against the dogma of religion and a God that has been personified by all the religions in many ways. In a way they are right with their misunderstanding. They consider it an act of irrationality to believe in an Unseen Creator. The majority of them however, had deliberately denied the faculty of reason that points everything to the existence of the Creator, including the frontiers of physics for example.

          Surely there is a distinction between appreciating mere glimpse of the Glory of the Creator through the reflection of His creations against understanding the ‘essence’ of it. We are fortunate to have been given some information about the existence of this Invisible Supreme Power from the Reading. Although no vision could ever encompass IT, but it has the power to know everything in the skies and on land and in the sea. Not a single leaf falls without its knowledge, nor a seed in the darkness of the soil, nor anything that is wet or dry. We are only able to see His signs in the sky and on Earth. In His grand design He has been compassionate and merciful towards us by creating a water cycle system to provide us with pure and clean water from the sky without which we are deprived of our basic need. In 11:7 it says God made the water a requisite for every living organism and science has proven that life begins with water and nothing could survive on this planet without it – including those who say ‘there is no such thing as God‘. If we reflect on the water cycle alone, how He created the exact balance of heat gravity to cause vapours to be lifted from within the forest trees, rivers, seas and the pools to form the clouds, we could not fathom His power of creation. It is not surprising to find in the Reading that among other attributes He is depicted as Compassionate, Merciful, Powerful Energy, Pure, Peaceful, and Caring, nothing could match its Supremacy and Might, and He is above all dignity. It has the ability to create and design everything in the heavens and Earth in perfect balance.

          The Reading says everything in the heaven and Earth are glorifying Him every passing second including whatever is in between them and whatever is beneath the soil – except the best creature among His creations – a gene that possesses ego. It also tells us that mankind has never been appreciative towards Him. Obviously as God – He did not forget to tell us, “I don’t need any of you – you are the one who needs Me – therefore you are free to believe or disbelieve in Me!

          However, He gives us a very simple illustration in sura 2:258 of His power by saying that He is the one that brings the sun from the east and that, if there is anyone who wishes to deny Him or challenge His authority, we should ask such a person to bring the sun from the west if they can. Thus, is there anyone who wishes to take up the challenge today? If not, they should kill their egos and try to be humble with those who are humble.

          It has been decreed that those who add even one extra ruling or regulation beyond that which was prescribed by God are His manifest enemies. They have rejected what God had sanctioned. And those who obey these additional restrictions are not consenting to God’s decrees, rather, they have been misled by the Devil. The Reading is very clear on this matter when God says, ‘Do not testify as they do, and do not follow their opinions’.3

          Summon your witnesses who can testify that God has prohibited this or that4. Even if they testify, do not testify as they do, and do not follow the passions of those who reject Our revelations, those who disbelieve in the Hereafter, and set up idols alongside God. (6:150)

          Those consenting to God must uphold their covenants and they may eat any food palatable to them except what He had sanctioned in His Scripture.


          1 Religion is defined in the Chambers Encyclopaedic English Dictionary as 1. A belief in, or the worship of a god or gods. 2. A particular system of belief or worship, such as Christianity or Judaism. 3. Anything to which one is totally devoted and which rules one’s life. 4. The monastic way of life. [from Latin religio]

          2 The word Khin literally means rotten, stink or bad – Ziri means that you see. Khinziri does not refer to swine – a livestock that is part of God’s provisions to mankind (5:1 & 6:142). It is obvious the prohibition is limited to the nature and condition of the food – not the species of animals. It is illogical to imagine that God in His wisdom created swine and allows it to be domesticated and then prohibits its meat. Wildlife hunting is permitted – wild boars are not mentioned as prohibited game. In 5:60 God uses the word kh-na-zi-ro to signify stinking as the state of condition of a person – but religionists say humans can become pigs.

          3 i.e. those who create laws on food more than the Quranic injunctions.

          4 The Jews introduced the Kosher – Arab religionists rejected the Quran to follow the Jews and declared food as Halal and Haram. 6:138 says: ‘They said, “These livestock and crops are prohibited, and no one shall eat them, unless we say so“, according to their claim’.


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          Worship of mountain rocks

          The rituals that have been instituted around the man-made Ka’aba have developed in a peculiar way. The faithful bow and prostrate to a pile of rocks from the mountain; they encircle it seven times, proclaiming to the Almighty, ‘Oh God, I am here!’ increasing their volume as they near the ‘sacred’ stone cube. They kiss the idol, cry and wail to it. They do not deny they are worshipping their God through a stone idol. But to make it palatable they say it is ‘God’s house’.

          The square rock structure in Mecca is constantly surrounded by thousands of people from all over the world twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. During the annual pilgrimage approximately two million people from all over the world worship it. This makes the Ka’aba the most successful idol on earth. In the following pages, we will demonstrate how the religionists conspired to change Islam – into a religion of idol-worship. In doing so, they have intentionally manipulated God’s word in the Reading and traded it cheap.

          Stone-worshippers

          The religion of pagan Arabs centres largely on traditions relating to the square stone idol in Mecca mistakenly called the Ka’aba and its environs. The religionists make it mandatory for the faithful to worship it and this is why, to this day, Muslims around the world bow and prostrate in the direction of this particular rock structure wherever they may be.

          The religionists say that the stone house in Mecca is God’s house. They call the rock structure in Mecca the baytul-lah or God’s house. The term God’s house or baytul-lah is not found in the Reading. If this concept is so central to Muslims’ belief, how is it that it escapes mention in the Reading? It must be another Arab fabrication.

          From another perspective, were this supposition true, it would stand to reason that God, the Lord of the Universe lives in this tiny 627-square foot hollow rock cube in Mecca. Simply because baytul-lah is presented as an endemic Arabic term nobody has bothered to check the true meaning of the word. Muslims the world over do not question what they are saying when they utter the word baytul-lah because the word has been proclaimed ‘divine‘ and thus its significance cannot be questioned. To question this would invoke accusations of heresy.

          Credit has to be given to the ‘Arabs’ for perpetuating myths of this magnitude. For non-Arab Muslims terms like this will always be ‘divine’ since they are uttered in combination with words like Allah. They will worship anything appended with that name. They will bow and prostrate to a stone idol for the sake of the word Allah.

          I visited the rock structure many years ago and felt humiliated after bowing and prostrating to it. Upon returning to my country, I asked for forgiveness from the Lord of the Universe and pledged to Him that I would never step foot on that soil again. It is inconceivable how millions of intelligent men and women including head of states and professionals consistently defy their common sense and serve a rock structure built by the Arabs. Although this point will be decried as heretical, it is nevertheless true: Mecca and Medina are the two largest idol-worshipping cities in the world.

          There are Muslims who say: since God owns the heavens and the earth, there is nothing wrong with saying there is a house of God. However, it is a patent madness (invested with simple human pride) to assume that the Creator of the Universe owns a special house on the desert sand representing His glory. Yet the same foolish Muslims accuse others of being pagans by virtue of their idolatry. Do they not do the same when they worship a rock cube?

          All this smacks of the Devil’s touch. Consider the statement in the Reading portraying the Devil as the foremost expert in mind control. The Reading says that, God will assign the devil as companion to those who neglect His message and then the devil deludes them into thinking that they are guided:

          Those who neglect the message of God most gracious, we appoint the devil1 to be their constant companion. Then the Devil will keep them away from the path and make them think that they are guided. (43:36-37)

          All these linguistic and contextual ambiguities have successfully concealed the true message of the Reading. The Holy Book has been reduced to a choir book used solely for chanting and singing. To this day, many blindly follow the ‘recipes’ set out in these Muslim ‘precepts’ contained in a language foreign to them and perpetuate the same myths themselves. There are similar instances in many religions, but none quite so insidious and widespread. Many of these misconceptions are easily discovered with a little care and logic. It seems that common sense is hardly a common commodity.


          1 ‘Devil’ in not a form of creature but a person’s negative character expressed through their words, thoughts and deeds. Human as devil 6:112 & 114:6.

          God is not an Arab

          It is wrong to promote the idea that one can only serve the Lord of the Universe in the Arabic language. Such an opinion (and that is all it really is) ignores the following material considerations:

          • The Lord of the Universe is not an Arab.
          • The Lord of the Universe understands English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Thai, Tamil, Japanese, Chinese or any other language (including those of the ants and the animals).

          Why then, the obsession with the ‘political correctness’ and emphasis on the Arabic language and culture in Islam? The Reading details the lives of great people of the past like Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, Moses, Jesus and many others who served God. They did not speak the Arabic language but they were righteous people and the pioneer servants of God. They did not worship God in the ordinary sense of that word. Their relationship with Him revolved around upholding their obligations and keeping their commitments1 pure and chaste through deeds. All of this was accomplished without the facility of the Arabic tongue. Worship is a pagan ritual. Moses, Abraham, Jesus, David, and Muhammad were sent to teach us to stop worshipping through rituals. It is God’s will that we are the consenting party to His deen by serving Him through upholding our obligations and performing righteous deeds.

          Every living creature in the seven heavens and the earth are glorifying God in their own way. There is nothing that does not glorify Him. God understands their glorification and their languages. To demonstrate this fact, the Reading narrates an incident with regard to Solomon. Solomon was blessed with the understanding of the language of the animals, the birds, and the ants. One day, as he was passing a colony of ants, he smiled in amusement when he heard the ants communicating with each other:

          When they approached a valley of the ants, one ant said, “O you ants! Go inside your homes, otherwise Solomon and his troops may crush you unintentionally.” (27:18)

          Obviously the ants were not communicating with each other in Arabic. God translated the language of the ants into Arabic because He understands all languages. If He had chosen a French prophet, He would obviously have translated the ant’s warning to his comrades into French.

          God revealed the scripture to Moses in his mother tongue i.e. the Hebrew, but when the Reading was revealed in Arabic to an Arab, the Children of Israel were told to believe it. Obvious God did not ask them to become Arabs or to follow the Arab culture and traditions to continue to uphold their commitments with Him.

          O Children of Israel, appreciate the blessing I have bestowed upon you and uphold My covenant, that I uphold your covenant, and reverence Me and believe in what is revealed herein confirming what you have, and do not be the first to reject it. Do not trade My revelations for a cheap price, and observe Me. Do not confound the truth with falsehood, nor shall you conceal the truth knowingly. And uphold your commitment and maintain its purity and humble yourselves with those who are humble. (2:40-41-43)

          God’s revelations had to come down in some language and there is no doubt that it is the message and not the messenger nor the language of the messenger, which is of supreme importance. Those who refuse to believe will regard the language as an encumbrance in accepting God’s message. The Reading teaches that the language of God’s Scripture is not important, and that God will put His message into the hearts of sincere believers irrespective of their mother tongue. The Reading says those who disbelieve are bickering about the language not the message. The Reading gives a good example about the people of the past who had disputed about the language of the Torah. There were instances of those who claimed to be following the teachings of Moses who squabbled about the language of the Torah and finally abandoned the Book. Instead, a small group of Jewish sages wrote the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmud – the most influential documents they claim to explain the Torah – but the Jews are told not to ‘read’ the Talmud, but ‘learn’ like the music for a choir voices; it is sung. To understand the Talmud they must read the Tosefta which explains the Misnah (representing the thinking of Jewish sages) and also the Gemarah a commentary on the Mishnah. Mishnah was written by Judah the Patriarch, but it needs to be explicated by the disputing books of Shammai and Hillel. Such is the confused religion of Judaism as we know and see it today, a strange cult entity unknown to Moses. They created various sects because they differed in the interpretations and understanding of what they have invented. Similar disputes are, not surprisingly, raging within the Arab religion. The Reading predicts that people would have questioned God’s revelation no matter in what language He chose to reveal it:

          Had we made it a non-Arabic Reading they would have said, “Why are the verses not explained?” Shall we reveal a non-Arabic reading to an Arab? Say, “For those who believe – it is a beacon and a guide. As for those who do not believe they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being called from afar.” We also gave Moses the Scripture and it, too, was disputed. If it were not for a predetermined decision by your Lord, they would have been judged immediately. They are in great doubt thereof. (41:44-45)

          If presented in Arabic to the non-Arabs they could not accept it when recited to them. This is the way We render it to the hearts of the undeserved. Consequently, they fail to believe until the painful retributions strike them. (26:198-201)

          Despite the fact that the Reading was revealed in Arabic, God has not preferred the Arabs over other races. He made it clear by resolutely condemning Arabs in the Arabic Scripture in the strong terms where He says they are the staunchest in disbelief and hypocrisy.

          Certain people have accused the author of a hatred for the Arab people for his pointing out the existence of the verses in the Reading which do, in fact, describe the Arabs in exactly the terms mentioned above.

          If we take 9:97-101 for example, critics of the views put forward here will insist that the words a’robu and a’robi refer to Bedouins or ‘desert Arabs’. In addition, we have been furnished with the following interpolated translations that serve to prevent us from taking the words of the Reading at the normal value ascribed to them:

          • The wandering Arabs are more hard in disbelief and hypocrisy, and more likely to be ignorant of the limits, which Allah hath revealed unto the Messenger. Allah is Knower, Wise. (9:97 – Marmaduke Pickthall)
          • (The hypocrites among) the Bedouins are more hard in disbelief in (their) refusal to acknowledge the truth and in (their) hypocrisy (than the settled people), and more likely to ignore the ordinance which God has bestowed from high upon His Apostle, but God is all-knowing, judge. (9:97 – Muhammad Asad)
          • The Bedouin Arabs are the worst in unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be ignorant of the Command which Allah hath sent down to His Messenger; but Allah is All-Knowing, All Wise. (9:97 – Yusuf Ali)

          God’s Arabic in the Reading is perfect and is used precisely. In the language of the Reading, Bedouin Arabs or the ‘desert Arabs’ are referred to as badu-naa fil-a’robi.

          When the Reading talks about the Bedouin Arabs, it says so:

          Yah-sabu-nal ah-zaba lam-yaz-habu, wa-‘in-yaktil-ah-zabu yu-wudu-lau an-nahum badu-naa fil-a’robi yas-alunaa ‘an-abaa-ikum walauka-nuu fi-kum ma-qor-taluu il-laaqor-li-lan (33:20). La-qad-kaa-naa la-kum fi-rosul-lil-lah-hee as-waa-tun hasana-tun lee-man-kaa-naa yar-jul-lah-hu wal-yaum-mil-aakhir-ral-lah ha-kashir-ran. (33:21)

          They thought their allies would not come, but when their allies came they wished they were Bedouins within the Arabs (badu-naa fil-a’robi) who were only watching you from a distance. If they happened to be with you they will not struggle (33:20). Surely there is best example for you in the messenger of God for those who seek God and the last day and who constantly remember God (33:21).

          9:97-101 clearly uses the word ‘Arab’. It does not qualify the noun. It does specify that these Arabs are of the city. Their identity is made clear in 9:101, “Among your surroundings they are from Arabs hypocrites – and those from the city dwellers, they are deeper in hypocricy”. Thus, they are not – and are not meant to be confused with – inhabitants of the desert. This is yet another example of how the Reading explaining itself and confounds those who would manipulate it.

          It is true that the Reading also mentioned about the believing Arabs in Sura 9 Verse 99:-

          “And from among the Arabs are those who believe with God and the final day and consider their contributions as means of drawing them nearer to God, and also the obligatorily (Sol-laa-waa-tee) of the messenger. Surely, it will bring them nearer to God, and God will admit them into His mercy. God is forgiver and merciful”.

          Understandably in order to qualify – the believing Arabs must commit themselves to the deen the way it was done by their messenger. They should be actively involved in contributing towards cultivating the peacefulness (Islam) for God. Nobody denies the fact that the messenger made a great effort risking his life against the disbelievers within his own community who refused to accept the Reading as the sole source of guidance. He struggled against the hypocrites and the idol worshipers. In other words, he took the challenge (haj) against his own people to promote (u’mro-ata) God’s guidance to make it prevail over all other way of life or deens.

          In 33:20 above we see that the Bedouins were not interested to strive in the path of God, then followed by 33:21 that says ‘the messenger is a good example for those who truly seek God and the hereafter’…… Thus, the present day Arabs who think they belong to the group of people in 9:99 – should be doing exactly what their prophet had done. Obviously they know the true meaning of the verse in 9:19 that encourages them to “Jaa-haduu fi-sabee- lil-lah bi-amwaa-lee-him waa-aan-fuu-see-heem” or they must strive in the path of God with their money and lives. It is their duty to take the same challenge against their own people to promote what was sanctioned by God in the Reading to make it prevail over the present day idol worship practice in their homeland.

          Unfortunately, in spite of their conversant in Arabic, many of them decided to move to the Western world for a better system of governance leaving behind the autocratic scheme in their own native land. Logically, if one wishes to qualify one must practice what one believes. No need to talk about it. They must follow the example of the prophet to establish the peacefulness – (more than anyone else) because they understood the language of the Qur’an. They can physically sense the idol worship practice packed with Arab myth and tribal cult rituals in their country. Unless and until they demolish these false innovations – sura 9 verse 99 is irrelevant to their claim.

          Arabs from other countries are equally accountable to take the challenge to promote God’s consented decree to give life to His guidance against the disbelieving and hypocritical Arabs. God told them in many places in the Reading, “Do not fear the people, but fear Me instead, so that I may complete My blessings upon you, and that you may be guided.”

          They must take into consideration that it was God’s blessing that He sent a messenger from among the Arabs to recite for them the signs, and to sanctify them, and to teach them the scripture and wisdom, and to teach them what they never knew. Thus, it would be hypocritical for the believing Arabs to utter what they do not do because the Reading says, “most abominable in the sight of God is uttering what you do not do” (61:3).

          Therefore, the language of the Reading does not bequeath the Arabs any advantage over God’s Scripture despite their mother tongue, unless they follow the good example of the prophet. Sadly, there are many non-Arabs around the world who seek to be more ‘Arabic’ than the Arabs. A non-Arab henceforth cannot claim he believes and consented to God’s decrees because he knows Arabic. In fact his insistence on Arabic exposes his wickedness.

          If God understands all languages, language cannot be a barrier to magnify the Creator in any language whatsoever. God says even the heavens; the earth and the mountains are able to understand what humans say. Each time a person says that God has begotten a son – the heavens, the earth and the mountains react to such blasphemous utterances. I don’t suppose this verse indicates that the heavens, earth, and mountains can only understand blasphemous utterances in Arabic.

          They said, “God has begotten a son”. Indeed you have uttered a gross blasphemy. The heaven is about to shatter, the earth is about to burst and the mountains are about to crumble upon hearing such claims about God most gracious. (19:90-91)

          In simple terms, the Arab religion insists erroneously and maliciously that everyone serve God in the Arabic language and in the ‘Arab’ way. This stand is not only devoid of authority from the Reading, but makes no logical sense whatsoever.


          1 Collins Co-build Dictionary defines commitment as ‘a strong belief in an idea or system, especially when it is shown by your action and behaviour. If you commit yourself to a course of action you decide that you will do it and you let people know about your decision’. In the context of the Qur’an, a person is required to uphold his/her commitments by the sanctions in God’s system or the bayt al-muHarami as espoused by Abraham. This is discussed in detail below.