['Rahm' in 'Rahman' and 'Raheem' includes all the meaningsrendered.]ISLAM: THE TRUE HISTORY AND FALSE BELIEFSBy Shabbir Ahmed, M.D. FloridaThe author is deepy indebted to Arif Shamim of Karachi and FarooqSiddiqui of Texas for their intellectual contribution to this work in additionto "Thus Speaks the Bible" and "Hindu Fundamentalism".CAUTION: All criticism of the author in this book is directed to thehistorians, and not at all to the honorable personalities of Islam - Theexalted Prophet, Sahaba Kiraam, Hazraat Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husain, allof whom inspire our reverence and respect.INTRODUCTION:Numerous books have been written in the name of
History of Islam
duringthe last one thousand years. But to be accurate, they have been the
Histories of Muslims.
The difference between the two seems nothing orinsignificant, but it is of paramount importance. Like almost all books onhistories of nations, the Muslim Histories have revolved around the rulersand their ways. The first ever such "History of Islam" was written by"Imam" Tabari on hearsay alone about 280 years after the exalted Prophet.Historians after him have been blindly following him and repeating him withimpunity."The True History of Early Islam" is probably the first ever work that willattempt to trace the History of Islam. Based on research on numerous well-known to nearly extinct works, it promises to bring to the reader thespellbinding truths for the first time ever. We will attempt to track thejourney of Islam and try to see why, how, when, and by whom was thePristine Al-Islam as revealed to the exalted Prophet Muhammad, convertedinto the Man-made, Counterfeit, Ritualistic, Alien or Ajami Islam of today.Various great minds have named this degenerate Islam variously. Sir SyedAhmed Khan of India (1817-1898) called it
in 1885. SyedJamaluddin Afghani (d.1897) dubbed it as
The Fatalistic Religion.
Thecelebrated Egyptian scholar Mufti Muhammad Abde Rabbuhu (d.1905) gaveit the name
(The Strange Religion) around 1900. Allama SirMuhammad Iqbal (d.1938) termed it
around 1918. AllamaInayatullah Khan Al-Mashriqi (d.1965) called it
Maulvi Ka Ghalat Mazhab
(The Mullah's Wrong Religion) in the 1940s. Going by the modern trends, I