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History of the Arabs: Muhammad's Horrors and Ironical Legacy - By I. Q. Rassooli

History of the Arabs: Muhammad's Horrors and Ironical Legacy - By I. Q. Rassooli

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The most revealing indication for the lack of veracity in the Traditions (oral stories allegedly describing what Muhammad said, did, instructed, etc in his life time) is one of the Islamic records based upon a life time of research by Imam al Bukhari c. 250 years AFTER the death of Muhammad.
The most revealing indication for the lack of veracity in the Traditions (oral stories allegedly describing what Muhammad said, did, instructed, etc in his life time) is one of the Islamic records based upon a life time of research by Imam al Bukhari c. 250 years AFTER the death of Muhammad.

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History of the Arabs: Muhammad's Horrors and Ironical Legacy
 by I. Q. Rassooli 27 May, 2009
Although Muhammad was born to a Quraysh family in Mecca c570CE in ‘the light of recent history’, the fact remains that we actually know less about his life than on Abraham
c2300BCE, Alexander the Great c356 BCE or Julius Caesar c100 BCE. His early life and his life in general are not documented because his pagan Arab surrounding was steeped in ignorance and illiteracy, with very little knowledge of writing or even the materials to use there of. Almost all that we know about Muhammad comes from one-sided
‘Islamic’ sources – 
 invariably legendary, mythological and contradictory
 none of which are PRIMARY or even SECONDARY.
The first ‘records’ of his life were written almost 150 years after his death by Ibn Ishaq’s ‘Sirat Rasool Allah’ (died c.767 CE) based u
 generally one sided and faded as well as altered Traditions
 oral reports about him. These were subsequently preserved in the recension of ibn Hisham almost 200 years later (died c.833 CE). Another of the earliest
sources was al Waqidi’s Kitab al Ma
ghazi c.130 after the death of Muhammad. The most revealing indication for the lack of veracity in the Traditions (oral stories allegedly describing what Muhammad said, did, instructed, etc in his life time) is one of the Islamic records based upon a life time of research by Imam al Bukhari c. 250 years AFTER the death of Muhammad. He allegedly collected about 600,000 Hadiths (Oral Traditions) of which
about 7700 stories only, he was able to ‘verify’ as ‘authentic’. Of these 7700 about 2700 are
 basic and the others are variations. This represents an accuracy of reporting of 0.45%, which  by any standard of logic and fairness is an abysmal veracity figure, upon which almost 1.3  billion Muslims base their faith. His father Abd-Allah, died before his birth. His mother Aminah (born in Medina) died when he was six years old and he was subsequently raised by his grandfather Abd al Muttalib. When the latter died, his upbringing was taken over by his paternal uncle Abu Talib. From his birth until the time that he was married, he was surrounded by his pagan people, the Quraysh. At the age of twenty-five, Muhammad was chosen by a independent and high-
minded widow, who was fifteen years his senior; Khadijah, as a wealthy merchant’s widow,
was operating a successful business that allowed Muhammad the luxury of an excessive amount of leisure time. Historians and Muhammadan authors NEVER dwell upon the subject that, according to the traditions, Muhammad did not grow up in loving or secure surroundings. His mother gave him away to be suckled by Halima for several years before he was returned to her.  No child who grows up without love, affection, warmth, hugs, kisses, words of endearment and encouragement could possibly evolve into a normal human being. Muhammad was, as a result, a creature without empathy, a self centered loner, without compassion or having the ability to truly love others. The Ahadith and the Quran reflect this state of mind in numerous verses and instances as will be shown later.
Although Khadijah was of the Quraysh tribe, she nonetheless had already espoused the Hanif tradition (the belief in the One and Only God of Abraham). Muhammad was very much
influenced by Khadijah’s Hanif background. She also closely associated with her Christian
ally her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin ‘Abdul ‘Uzza – 
 as well as
 by the extremely important and pervasive ‘Jewish’ presence in that part of Arabia.
Since he was surrounded by monotheistic (Jewish, Christian and Hanif) influences, he was inspired to create a scripture for his Pagan Arab tribes similar to that of the People of the Book. His admiration for these Scriptures knows no bounds as reflected very clearly in numerous verses of the Quran. The fact that the Quran is replete with references to the Bible and Rabbinic literature is a singularly important testament to the great influence that the Jews had on the mind of Muhammad. His primary intention at the beginning of his own perceived mission was to lead his Pagan Arabs into the light of the One and Only God of Abraham. He must have been in contact with  both Jews and Christians
 in Mecca, Madina and travels
 learning from their Scriptures and/or reading some of them. The Hadith alludes in some pages to the fact that he was literate (Bukhari 1:114; 3:863) as well as two verses in the Quran to this effect (S25:4/5). Moreover and after all, how could he have been trading business on behalf of his wife, being able to sign contracts and count, if he were illiterate? It is not unreasonable to conjecture that his repeated attendance at the cave of al Hira during the unrecorded period of fifteen years between his marriage to Khdijah till his first
‘revelation’, invariably alone – 
 without his wife or friends
 may have been the venue where and when he studied, contemplated and formulated his ideas or even being taught by some learned person in the Scripture of the People of the Book.
It is vital to point out yet once more, that his ‘inspirational’ period started fourteen years after
he had married the monotheist (Hanif) Khadijah and not before. Muhammad, after all, did not discover the concept of monotheism all by himself; on the
contrary, it was the unique concept of monotheism that inspired Muhammad. Khadijah’s
Hanif impact must have been enormous as reflected by the supreme importance that Muhammad and his Quran place upon Abraham and his progeny. In fact, one of the most revealing and significant verses in the Quran in this regard is 10: 94:
“If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto the
e then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee; the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord; so be
in no wise of those in doubt.”
 In the beginning, his mind was focused only on his Pagan Arabs. It was his wife Khadijah who supported and encouraged his belief of being the messenger of Allah. Very few authors make clear that, without her financial, moral and spiritual support, Muhammad would not have succeeded in his endeavours. Khadijah was actually the most important factor in allowing him to create his version of Islam.
After the first ‘revelations’ and his ability to convince others close to him of his ‘divine’
mission, he realized that he had an almost infallible tool at his disposal: he would create an Aya/Verse to justify every e
vent or deed and attribute it to Allah’s angel Gabriel. He was
after all, addressing the mostly superstitious, unlearned, illiterate and gullible pagan Arabs.
The Hadiths are replete with hundreds upon hundreds of expressions “such & such happened… and then it was revealed to Muhammad…” This, was the most incredibly simple
 but unchallengeable and most effective formula for deception ever conceived. As he got stronger and bolder and started believing his own self-made delusions of his
‘divine mission’, his
 attention turned arrogantly and relentlessly towards converting the
People of the Book to his own vision of the new cultic beliefs. Most of the ‘Jews’ and
Christians knew better and would not yield an inch, leading ultimately to his revenge upon  both of them. The manner in which the Quran is written attests to an author who had not fully comprehended or understood the precepts of the Bible and its interpretations by the Hebrew
sages. His total lack of grasping the meaning and value of the Sabbath as a ‘Day of Rest’ is a
stellar example of a semi-educated and not fully learned person. The manner in which the stories of the Bible
 as depicted in the Quran
 is totally chaotic, meaningless, rambling, and without a logical sequence, making them impossible to understand without detailed interpretations.  Nonetheless, he had extensive knowledge of Hebrew apocrypha and legends
 as attested to  by the astonishing amount of material, religious, folkloric, historical and legislative
 which he plagiarized and had them recorded in his Quran in a different manner, such as the physical
attributes of Adam, the story of Abraham and his father’s idols, Abraham & Isaac/Ishmael
sacrifice story, the Joseph story, Zachariah, etc. Most remarkable of all was the mention of Al Uzair (Ezra the Scribe) and Kifl, two important Jewish characters whose graves were turned into shrines by the Jews of Iraq. In spite of the very good probability that he was learning directly from informed scholars, he still managed to commit an enormous amount of erroneous information regarding names of characters and historical timeline displacements as well as conceptual misunderstandings.
The refusal of the ‘Jews’ and Christians to follow a theology that they knew of course to be a
 and very badly
 plagiarized version of their own, turned Muhammad into their mortal enemy. From thenceforth, he started attacking them both verbally
 in the Quranic verses
 and physically. Thus he initiated the beginning of all subsequent confrontations, acts of aggression and theological attacks on the People of the Book that have continued to the  present day.
It should be understood that as far as the Quran is concerned, the term ‘Jew’ represents a
follower of a faith and not that of a nationality; Jews and Christians, The People of the Book, are, according to the Quran, religious sects. This misunderstanding has not changed in the last 1400 years. The Muhammadan mind has never grasped the fact that the Jews are a NATIONALITY who  belonged to a political entity, a STATE called JUDEA with its borders and government. This total lack of comprehension persists to this day among all of his followers, contributing enormously to the Middle East misunderstandings and confrontations.

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