DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAM
The Middle East, before Islam, was polytheistic. There were many
gods, with the Moon God, being the chief of all the gods. The
generic Arabic word for gods is "ilah." The chief god was
denoted by putting the "The" (Arabic "Al") in front of the word for
god -- or "Al Ilah," which would refer to the the chief -- the Moon God.
In Arabic, the phrase "Al Ilah" would be conflated (run together) to
The common symbol of
moon god, chief of the gods, was the crescent moon. And the calendar
a lunar calendar.
Mohammed's parents worshiped
"Allah," the Moon God, in this sense -- as chief of all other gods.
ISLAM - Early Phase
(Mohammed begins his ministry)
Mohammed starts his preaching, with "Allah," the Moon God, as the
chief of all the gods, and elevates the Moon God to the equivalence of
the Jewish and Christian God by forbidding the worship of all the other gods --
declaring "Allah" as the only deity to be worshipped.
Mohammed keeps the
crescent symbol of the Moon God, as the symbol of Allah,
now the only God.
Mohammed also keeps the lunar
calendar of the moon god.
Mohammed is, in this early
phase, very conciliatory to Jews and Christians (The People of the
Book), undertaking to unite Jews, Christians, and Muslims into one
faith, under the banner of Islam. The Jewish prophets of old are also
Islamic prophets, and the Christian Messiah, Jesus, is the most
honored prophet of all. Mohammed anoints himself as the last prophet
to be until judgment day.
Mohammed faces Jerusalem for prayers.
- Middle Phase
(Mohammed turns away from Jerusalem, toward Mecca)
Mohammed and Islam overtures are thoroughly rejected by Jews and
Christians, as well as most of the tribes of the Arab peninsula.
Denounced as a false
prophet by Jews and Christians, Mohammed now faces Mecca for
prayers, and incorporates the Kabbah (the former Moon God's temple) at
Mecca as the center of Islam.
Mohammed orders Muslims not to take infidels for friends or
- Late Phase
(Mohammed preaches violent jihad)
Mohammed begins a vitriolic verbal attack on Jews Christians, and all
unbelievers everywhere, and begins a military-style campaign to
subjugate all around him by force to either convert to Islam, pay a
tax, or be killed.
Mohammed commands his force to
use terror, murder, be-headings, amputations, enslavement, ransom,
the taking of the infidels wives and daughters. There is to be
no peace for the Muslim until all humankind is brought to heel under
Islam has morphed into its
present form as the perfect religion for despots, nomadic raiders,
conquering hordes, pirates, kidnappers, slavers, and murderers.
ISLAM - Taqiyyah
This is part of the Late Phase, but it is so important that it
deserves it own section. Mohammed commands the use of the
taquiyya for those infidels too strong to attack directly.
a strategy to use deception and lie to lull the infidels into
complacency while the Muslim makes stealthy inroads to degrade the
infidel's strength until he can be overcome.
In the taquiyya,
Muslims can pretend to be peaceful, and
pretend to be friends with infidels, but must keep separate in their
hearts, and keep in mind that infidels must eventually be brought to
heel under Islam.
It is the Taquiyyay that forms the three-phase strategy to topple
o Phase 1 - Pretend to be peaceful, friendly, and compliant with the
host infidel. Infiltrate his ranks slowly and unobtrusively.
In this phase, quote only the Quran's early phase verses, when
Mohammed was conciliatory towards Jews and Christians.
o Phase 2 -
Once established and accepted, begin gently asserting religious
freedom to implement Sharia law for Muslims.
o Phase 3 -
When Muslims within have gained strength, and the infidels weakened,
strike and submit them to Islam.
- Post Mohammed
(Mohammed is dead, the Quran is formed)
Before Mohammed died, there was no Quran as we know it today. Mohammed
wrote not one verse down. It was all by memory.
Certain of Mohammed's trusted
companions were held in special regard for having faithfully memorized
the entire revelations of Mohammed. And there were others who did
write down portions of what he said, sometimes with divergent versions
of his sermons.
Succeeding battles with infidels
began to take its toll, with many companions being killed.
With a fast-shrinking pool of
reliable memories, Mohammed's successors became alarmed that the
revelations of Mohammed might be lost to posterity. The first caliphs,
starting with Abu Bakr, gathered the surviving memories and written
versions together, and working with their own memories, created a
written version of the chapters and verses of the Quran.
The final organization of the
Quran, however, are not in the chronological order they were uttered
by Mohammed. But organized by longest to shortest chapters, maybe to
hide the Taquiyyaha (deception strategy) contained therein.