Islam is strictly and spiritually a Muhammadian faith, and as such, has no claim to Abraham as its spiritual founder, therefore is not an Abrahamic Faith. In addition, it is Islamic tradition that Muhammad descended from Abraham's son Ishmael, however, this also does not mean that the religion Muhammad founded is an Abrahamic Faith, for religion and faith are of the soul, spiritual and transcendent, and not transmittable by bloodline.
The term “Abrahamic Faith(s)”, meaning faiths which have Abraham as their one spiritual source, is misleading, as it conveys an unspecified historical and theological commonality that is problematic on closer examination. While there is commonality among the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in large measure their perceived shared ancestry through Abraham is peripheral to respective foundational beliefs and thus conceals crucial differences. The main difference in this instance is that Abraham’s Creator God of love and life is not Muhammad’s lonely Islamic God in the sky, Allah, conveyer of hate and death. Both are not one and the same God. Only one is the God of Abraham.
The modern Arabs are sprung from two stocks, namely Joktan or Kahtan, the son of Eber mentioned in Genesis 10:25 and the other from Adan, descended from Ishmael, the son of Abraham by Hagar, an Egyptian slave. The descendants of Joktan call themselves Al Arab al Ariba, that is, pure Arabs, while the posterity of Adan are called Al Arab al Mosterba, that is, naturalized or mixed Arabs, because the posterity of Ishmael have no claim to be called pure Arabs since their ancestor, Abraham, both by origin and language, was a Hebrew.
However, since some Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, therefore partially an Abrahamic people by blood, the full spirituality of Islam comes from the founder of Islam itself – Muhammad – 600 years after the death of Christ. As such, Islam is not a spiritual Abrahamic Faith like Judaism and Christianity of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, but rather is a Muhammadian faith of Islam’s book, the Koran, which comes directly from Muhammad, who claimed that he had received it from the Angel Gabriel. Therefore, there is no common eternal spiritual life down through the ages flowing directly from Abraham to the Koran.
Fr. J.L. Menezes’ The Life and Religion of Muhammad, 1911,says, “The ancient Arabs, situated as they were between the great populations of Asia and Africa, naturally possessed many religious features in common with Jews, Christians and various other religions, and originally acknowledged the existence of one supreme God, creator of the universe whom they called Allah Ta’ala, the most high God.”
However, in the long history of 2,600 years from Abraham to Muhammad, the religion of the Arabs soon lost its earliest monotheism and for over 2000 years Arabs degenerated into gross idolatry, fetishism, animal worship, and star worship. The most celebrated and central object of pre-Islamic Arab worship was the black stone of Mecca, the Kaaba Stone. Then, after centuries of the multiplicity and variety of religions, along came Hanifism, whose Arab believers rejected the polytheism of their ancestors, sought freedom from sin and resignation to God’s will. Thus, it was only a step to Islam, but in the path from Hanifism to Islam, the false prophet Muhammad changed God’s inherent essence from the God of Love and Life to His opposite, Allah, the God of Hate and Death – another god altogether.
In that vein, in order for Islam to be considered an Abrahamic Faith, Biblical stories had to be changed in the Koran to portray leading Biblical figures as Muslims. For instance, the Koran says that it was Ishmael, rather than Isaac, whom Abraham was instructed to sacrifice. The Biblical story of Adam and Eve changed to the Islamic Adam and Eve falling to earth from heaven, meeting at Mecca, building the Kabba and placing into its foundation the black stone which also had fallen from heaven. Since “Abrahamic Faith” means a spiritual tradition identified with Abraham, the Koran says that Abraham was the FIRST MUSLIM. They also believe that Jesus was a Muslim, and will return to earth as a Muslim at the end of the world to convert or kill all Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims, not because Abraham believed any of this, but because Muhammad said that the Koran said that Gabriel said that Allah said that this was so.
Therefore, for Islam to be a spiritual Abrahamic Faith, its eternal spiritual life must have originated from Abraham, a Hebrew, however there is no common Koranic spiritual lineage reaching forward in time from Abraham to Muhammad. Gabriel changed God’s word to its complete opposite meaning, including God’s attributes, and without the same Creator God of Abraham, Islam has no claim to be called an Abrahamic Faith.
WHO IS MUHAMMAD’S ANGEL GABRIEL?
The Story of Muhammad and Gabriel the Genie
Could those who blindly follow Muhammad as their heaven-sent prophet and leader and adhere to Islam as the one divinely revealed religion and the only true way to salvation possibly be deceived by Satan?
City Journal, Spring 2004, published an article by Theodore Dalrymple (pen name), titled When Islam Breaks Down. Dalrymple said, “No Muslim in an Islamic society would dare to suggest that the Koran was not divinely dictated through the mouth of the Prophet but rather was a compilation of a charismatic man’s words, and incorporating, with no very great originality, Judaic, Christian, and Zoroastrian elements.”
To be sure, Muslims believe that the Koran is of divine origin, eternal and co-existing in the very essence of Allah and is his sacred and direct word dictated in Arabic by the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad, containing Islamic revelations and doctrine. They believe that through Muhammad’s visions of the Archangel Gabriel, the Koran was revealed by installments, some at Mecca and some at Medina, over the span of twenty-three years. As the words flowed from Gabriel to the inspired lips of the Prophet Muhammad, they were written down upon palm leaves, leather or wood by his secretaries Zeid and Abdullah.
However, the mostly unspoken story is that in 610 AD Muhammad retired with his family during the month of Ramadan to the famous cave on Mount Hira, and there, after spending time in pious exercises and meditations, he announced the secret of his mission to his wife, Khadija, revealing that the Angel Gabriel had just appeared to him and had told him that he had been appointed the “Apostle of God”.
Apparently the Angel Gabriel – a huge vision looming in the sky with its feet on the horizon – had enveloped Muhammad in a terrifying embrace, strangling him so that he felt as if his breath was being forced from his body. It was not until the third time the angel strangled Muhammad, demanding he recite words, that he finally did so. Alfred Guillaume’s 2002 translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah – The Life of Muhammad, Oxford University Press, 1955, says of Muhammad’s encounter with Gabriel: “Gabriel came to me while I was asleep with a coverlet of brocade whereupon was some writing, and said, ‘Read!’ I said, ‘What shall I read?’ He pressed me with the book so tightly that I thought it was death.” Three times Gabriel pressed the book down on Muhammad’s chest until Muhammad had no breath left. Finally, Muhammad said, “So I read it, and Gabriel departed from me.”
After Muhammad’s terrifying and violent encounter with the spirit in the cave, he believed that a jinn (genie or demon) possessed him. In addition, not only Muhammad suspected a demonic source of his revelations, but also many of his contemporaries believed his revelatory experiences were demonic and he was demon possessed: “Yet they run away from him and say: A man possessed!” (Sura 44:14; Yusuf Ali) and “What! Shall we give up our gods for the sake of a poet possessed?” (Sura 37:36; Yusuf Ali).
From that time the so-called revelations from Gabriel began to follow one after another in rapid succession. It is said that during the moments of these revelations with Gabriel it was a painful sight to behold the nervousness of Muhammad’s features, the distortion of his countenance and the anxiety of mind portrayed on his face. He would sometimes swoon and collapse to the ground, and even on the coldest day his forehead would be beaded with sweat. His epileptic fits, which had begun at the age of five, now greatly increased during his spiritual struggles on account of his mental excitement and nightly visions. Menezes says that as a result, many scholars have become convinced that Muhammad was either epileptic or demon possessed or both.
Refuting the whitewashed, peaceful Muhammad of politically correct myth, Joel Richardson in his Islamic Antichrist, published byWND Books, 2008, says,“When attempting to discern the primary spiritual source of Islam, it is essential to see not only the dark nature of the initial seed but even more so its ultimate vision for the future – its fully mature fruit – as the demonic anti-biblical revelations that began in the Cave of Hira find their culmination with the killing of every Jew, Christian, and other non-Muslim in the world.”
Muhammad’s terrifying encounter stands in stark contrast to the gentle nature of angelic and divine encounters found throughout the Bible where angels almost always begin conversation with man with the comforting phrase, “Do not be afraid,” as the genuine St. Gabriel the Archangel did when speaking to the Blessed Mother at the Annunciation.
One year before the six 1917 apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, the three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, saw the Angel of Portugal, also known as the Angel of Peace, who appeared to the children three times, taught them prayers and how to adore Our Lord. During the third visit, the angel administered Holy Communion to the children. At the time Lucia was nine years old, Francisco was eight and Jacinta six. The three young children were not afraid of the angel, yet Muhammad, a 40 year-old married man, was terrified of the angel he encountered.
Would God, Who is immutable, send St Gabriel the Archangel to the Blessed Mother to announce the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ, then change His mind 600 years later, and resend Gabriel to earth to Muhammad as His supreme prophet to announce a new religion to supersede Christianity, thereby implying that Christ’s redeeming death on the Cross was incomplete? The answer is, no, God would not and did not rethink His salvation plan and send Gabriel to Muhammad to declare that he (Muhammad) was to start a new religion because Christianity just was not working out as first designed at the foundation of the world.
If Muhammad’s “Gabriel” is not the real St Gabriel the Archangel then who is he? Angels are real, and exist in the transcendent world of eternity. Satan is an angel, now categorized as a demon, with angelic powers and therefore can reveal himself to humans in various forms. Was Muhammad’s Gabriel then Satan in disguise? If Allah, Gabriel and Satan are one and the same, a sort of unholy trinity of hate, then Allah is a fallen angel, Satan himself, who needs to be worshipped in all his attributes of killing, destruction and death. Admittedly Islam mirrors the attributes of Satan since the outward fruits of Islam are love of death, bloodshed, destruction, cruelty, stoning, stealing, violence, torture, hatred, beheading, murder, lying, constant jihad, subjugation, forced conversion, forced marriages, the barbaric practice of infibulation, kidnapping, slavery, dhimmitude, and the spread of Islam by brute force.
Since Christ founded Christianity in order to populate Heaven, why would the devil not think that he also must have an opposite religion, not only to thwart God’s plan, but also to populate hell? On a mountain Satan showed all the kingdoms of the world to Christ and said that they would be His if Christ would kneel down and worship him. Christ did not submit, so Satan withdrew until another day when, on another mountain, disguised as Gabriel, he offered Muhammad domination of all the kingdoms of the world through Islam if only he (Satan) would be worshipped as Allah. The terrified Muhammad submitted and in doing so was deceived by Satan.
IS ISLAM A RELIGION OF PEACE?
The Story of Islamic World Domination
Peace for Islam means world domination, that is, when all people on earth convert to Islam and are Muslims living under Sharia law, there will at last be universal peace. Meanwhile, beyond the outward facade of Islam, lies something intrinsically evil and unnatural when its believers display jubilant ecstasy at the killing of their fellow man in the name of Allah, while declaring themselves to be messengers of a peaceful religion, grinning and holding up freshly severed human heads.
In July, ISIS Sunni Muslims posted pictures on Twitter of themselves holding up decapitated heads with additional human heads impaled on a fencepost behind them. There were buckets filled with more heads and additional heads of young men lying on the ground. These victims of Islam’s peace were once someone’s beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend just a few moments before the photos were posted. Thousands of more victims of the believers of this cheerless religion of anger and rage are gang raped, stoned to death, kidnapped, tortured, mutilated and beheaded, all in the name of Islam violently killing its way to world peace leaving carnage, death and destruction in its wake. The comatose world does nothing except make excuses for this wicked evil because the politically correct name for these religious actions is peace.
Islam means submission and is used to denote the savage, strident, brutal, and unforgiving religion of Muhammad, signifying submission to the service and command of Allah. On July 19, 2014, Christians in Mosul, Iraq, were given an ultimatum by ISIS to submit and convert to Islam, move out of the country or stay and pay dhimmitude tax, or be killed. The ISIS statement said: “We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract – involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword.” A pregnant Catholic mother, shackled in jail, was sentenced to 100 lashes then to be hanged. Buried to their waists in a hole in the ground, women are stoned to death, Islamists display joy when beheading, disemboweling and debraining entire families, gang raping a six year old girl, and demonically slaughtering entire battalions of captured soldiers. From consumption of the dead they eat, the disease of Kuru, a disease of cannibals, is now found in Syria among some Muslims.
After studying the Koran, Alexis de Tocqueville was convinced that “by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad.” Warren Carroll, in The Founding of Christendom, says that Islam, the Scourge of God, is Christendom’s deadliest enemy of all time. American born Coptic Christian Raymond Ibrahim, in his book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, Regnery Publishing, 2013, writes that a January 2012 Reuters report cited “an estimated 100 million Christians persecuted worldwide. A few years earlier the British Secret Service, M-16, had put the number of Christians being persecuted around the world at twice as high, 200 million. From one end of the Muslim world to the other, Christians, Jews, other non-Muslims, and even Muslims of different sects than the current rampaging jihadists, are suffering under the return of Sharia” bringing to mind Revelations 20:4 in which St. John speaks two thousand years ago of the future, seeing the vision of “the souls of those who were beheaded for their faith.”
Meanwhile, with their shared hatred of the Judeo-Christian God, the followers of Islam’s intellectual co-partner, Liberalism, expose their false approach to peace. Tom Petty drones his anti-Catholic song Playing Dumb when he could have more fittingly entertained the world with an anti-Islamic song, Playing Peace, The same week Mosul’s Christians were given the Islamic ultimatum, White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, preposterously said, “President Barack Obama has substantially improved the tranquility of the global community.” Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, stated, “We have to confer with the Qataris who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization.” However, in the exercise of these “humanitarian” efforts, the slightest perceived insult to Islam fuels Muslims to explode with irrational uncontrolled rage, solving their problem with more killing rampages, since one of Islam’s commands from the Muhammad al-Bukhari Hadith is, “Assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill the Jews.”
As for Islam’s treatment of Christians, Ibrahim states, “Although Muslim persecution of Christians is one of the most dramatic stories of our times, it is also one of the least known to the West. Such ignorance was not always the case. The exact patterns we see today in the Muslim persecution of Christians were quite familiar to Christians who lived in contact with the Muslim world in past centuries”, especially during the Crusades, for which until our time, Western man did not apologize. The Crusades were a result of Islamic aggression then, just as we see today. From Muhammad’s first successful caravan raids to the 1400 years of jihad that followed, from the 7th century to the 21st, Islam was and remains a religion of rage, militancy, intolerance and conquest embracing violence, destruction and death, all of which is considered normal behavior in Islam. In the first few decades of its existence, Islam had already savagely conquered half of the Christian lands in the Middle East, while Europe was continually besieged. Continual persecution of their fellow man is a tenet of Islam reflecting Ishmael’s persecution of Isaac, and later as a grown man, Ishmael’s profession as an archer living off plunder.
From Islam’s 7th century beginning to 1947 it was always considered a heretical religion. There was no great central thought or myriad Abrahamic Islamic references to Muhammad or the Koran, and no “religion of peace” myth. Suddenly in the 1960s Islam was elevated to an Abrahamic Faith equivalent to Judaism and Christianity, and Muhammad was then mythically referred to as a peaceful prophet who had received revelations from God. The world, having accepted this politically correct myth, is suddenly aghast at the wrath of ISIS, the killings, rapes, and executions, however, expecting peace and love from a heretical demonic religion of hate, after having given it the advantage of the benefit of the doubt since 1960, is the ultimate textbook example of blind unrealistic liberal naiveté. A bishop recently said, “People of the West, if they have eyes, should now see what happens when Muslims are the majority.”
Islam’s factual 1400 years of monstrous crimes against humanity are the reflected image of Allah, the hater of life and lover of death. The religion of the false prophet Muhammad has always been called a false religion, a heresy, and remains so, for there is no Allah except Satan, Muhammad is his prophet and Islam is the Antichrist.
- Menezes, Rev. J.L., The Life and Religion of Mohammed: The Prophet of Arabia, 1912, reprinted by Roman Catholic Books,
- Richardson, Joel, The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast, WND Books, 2009.
- Richardson, Joel, The Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist, WND Books, 2012.
- Ishaq, Ibin, Sirat-Life of Muhammad, www.archive.org.
- Ibrahim, Raymond, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2013.
- Carroll, Warren, The Building of Christendom, Christendom College Press, 1987.
- Ohrwalder, Fr. Joseph and Wingate, F.R., Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s camp 1882-1892, www.gutenberg.org.
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