Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mohammad and the 4th Commandment

The Fourth Commandment

4) You shall keep the Lord's Day holyI am not going to engage in a dialogue about what the Lord's Day means in either Christianity or Judaism.

Rather, I will present it in terms of what Allah (not Yahweh) revealed in his Quran to be the most Holy of months - Ramadan.

(I am not going to discuss how Ramadan is of pagan origins, or other pagan practices which became incorporated into Islamic ritual like running around the Kabah seven times, kissing the black stone, shaving the head, animal sacrifices, running up and down two hills, throwing stones at the devil are also of pagan origin, as this is not relevant to Mohammad (PBUH) breaking Ramadan, and thus NOT keeping his Lord's day holy)

So what does the Quran say about Ramadan?

Noble Quran 009.005 “When the sacred forbidden months for fighting are past, fight and kill thedisbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, beleaguer them, and lie in waitand ambush them using every stratagem of war.Thus, the Quran and Allah clearly state Muslims can fight only when the sacred months are past. In other words, when those months have ended.

Here are two examples of how Mohammad acted during Ramadan:

1) Marrying a woman after his adopted son Zayd (the one whose wife he stole -see - "2 Islam forbidding adoption")

"A raiding party led by Zayd set out against Umm in Ramadan. During it, Umm suffered a cruel death. Zyad tied her legs with rope and then tied her between two camels until they split her in two. She was a very old woman. Then they brought Umm's daughter and Abdallah to the Messenger. Umm's daughter belonged to Salamah who had captured her. Muhammad asked Salamah for her, and Salamah gave her to him." Tabari VIII:96

a) Does this mean acting holy during Ramadan is by getting your adopted son to carry out a raid, tearing old women apart by having camels walk in separate directions, and then marry that woman's daughter?
b) Or was Mohammad (Peace be unto him) not acting Holy?

2) Mohammad clearly breaking the Allah's order in Noble Quran 009.005

Mecca was conquered by the Muslims in January 630 AD (10th day of Ramadan, 8 AH (The Message by Ayatullah Ja'far Subhani, chapter 48 referencing Sirah by Ibn Hisham, vol. II, page 409)

Tabari VIII:160 “Allah’s Apostle set out on the expedition against the people ofMecca in the month of Ramadan.”

a) Why do Muslims follow a prophet who so blatantly ignored his god’s orders?
b) If the Quran tells you not to do something, and the Prophet breaks the Allah's orders, doesnt this mean he broke the Allah's orders in keeping Ramadan holy?
c) Therefore, he broke the third commandment.

Ashura Day

"When the Prophet came to Yathrib he saw the Jews fasting on Ashura day. He questioned them, and they told him that it was the day upon which God drowned Pharaoh and saved Moses from the Egyptians. He said, 'We have a better right to Moses than you do.' He fasted and ordered his fellow Muslims to fast with him. When the fast of Ramadhan was prescribed, he made Ashura optional." Tabari VII:26

I thought this might be interesting too. Apparently, Muslims have a better right to Moses than Jews. Yet Mohammad PBUH) seems to keep striking out with all the Commandments Yahweh gave to Moses. Better Right indeed!

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