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After prophet Muhammad died in 632: For over 60 years, his name was never written. Why?

I watched a documentary on Arte channel claiming that the researchers could not find any evidence that the name of the prophet Muhammad was written on any verses in the first 60 years after his death on any Mosque or religious parchment. This claim was an eye opener to fill gaps in the puzzle.

I am a sceptic guy, particularly that this documentary was shown at this critical time, but I take the position that if the claim is valid, then the rationales and reasons should be valid to confirm this assertion.

1. After Muhammad died, many tribes reneged on their oath to submit to Islam for various reasons. And civil war lasted for 2 years under caliph Abu Bakr.

Many seceded because they submitted under duress and refused to pay allegiance to the City-State of Medina as the center of power and be obligated to fight the wars of expansion.

Other tribes submitted to “One God and only one God, indivisible, and who didn’t procreate sons…). The oath didn’t include admitting that Muhammad was the messenger of God. Consequently, in order to keep the unity of the Moslems, a consensus was required in order to avoid protracted infighting.

Not mentioning Muhammad in writing as the messenger of God could be one of the demands.

The Omayyad tribe of Kureich was a main instigator and capitalized on that consensus: The direct descendants and close relatives of Muhammad could no longer claim any legitimacy to the Caliphate on the basis of religion.

For that effect,  the Omayyad dynasty of Mou3awiya bin Sufyan persecuted the Islamic sects as heretics that insisted on the legitimacy of the descendants of Muhammad.

60 years later, the name of prophet Muhammad started to appear in writing in the verses and the Omayyad dynasty adopted the stratagem of balancing the names of prophets: For every time Muhammad is mentioned then Jesus and other Jewish prophets should be added.

That made sense since most of the population in Syria and Iraq were Christians, many of them heretic Christian sects persecuted by Orthodox Byzantium on abstract notions (as we say: diverging on the number of angels on the tip of a needle).

Actually, the verses of the Quran in the first 13 years of the message simply re-described the myths and stories included in the Jewish and Christian books.

The only editing is for notions to coincide with the down to earth understanding of the tribes: Like Jesus could not have been the son of a God, or conceived other than with human transactions, but imbibed with the spirit of God… He was just one of the latest prophets.

This original Quran has been added to with verses during the political and administrative exigencies during the City-State of Medina and tampered with many times in the first 3 decades after Muhammad death.

I sent a challenge 8 years ago, to all the erudite on religion, to demonstrate that Islam is another one of the two dozen Jewish/Christian sects, most of them classified as heretics by the dominant power.

 

“The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie (Started October 30, 2008)

This manuscript is of 547 pages and divided into 9 parts:

The Angel Gibreel (Gabriel), Mahound, Ellowen Deeowen, Ayesha (Aicha), A city visible but unseen, Return to Jahilia, The Angel Azraeel (Satan), The Parting of the Arabian Sea, and A Wonderful lamp.

I will only review Mahound because this section is crucial for setting the geo-political, commercial and societal structure in Mecca and the neighboring towns.  This description would help comprehend the climate within which Islam was born and expanded.

Mahound is one of several names given to the Devil.

It is very unfortunate that Rushdie decided to represent the Prophet Muhammad by this name which forbade over a billion of Moslems from reading this essentially wonderful and most informative book.

Many “fatwas” in the Moslem World and especially in Iran of Khomeini permitted the killing of Salman Rushdie for this blasphemy.

Rushdie has been since then protected by the British police and been mostly in hiding. Actually, Moslems should be thankful to Rushdie in not naming their Prophet for two verses that deviated from the message of One God.  I will use the name of Muhammad instead.

Mecca at the time of Muhammad was built 4 generation ago to cater for desert caravans bringing goods from Zofar and Yemen to bifurcate toward Egypt, Iraq/Iran, or Syria/Turkey.  It barely rain in that region and the only potable well was called Zamzam.

The mythical story goes that Abraham abandoned his Egyptian wife Hagar and his son Ismail to their fate in this unforgiving area.  Luckily for Hagar, Angel Gabriel (Gibreel) uncovered for Hagar the well Zamzam and she survived with her newly born son.

Once a year, the Bedouins of Arabia who adored 360 idols, and imported from the neighboring countries to encourage pilgrimage to the Black Stone (Al Ka3ba), celebrated the passage of Abraham (Ibraheem) in the vicinity!

Mecca was structured around concentric dwellings starting from the Black Stone and fanning away.  Houses closest to the Black Stone belonged to the most prominent personalities in the city council and their respective clans in the extended Kuraich (Shark) tribe.

There were 4 main clans and each clan was specialized in one kind of commerce:  the Scarlet tents sold spices and scents, the Black tents the cloth and leather, the Silver tents precious metals and swords and the fourth colored tents or the owners of the Dappled Camels specialized in entertainments, wine, hashish, and the slave trade. Water carriers were despised because any overflowing of water would damage the streets and homes built out of sand.

Around the year of 600, the businessmen in Mecca were losing trade to the sea transports; worse, another new and famous Temple was built in the town of Sheba in Yemen and pilgrims were investigating these new regions.

The pilgrims were getting scarce in Mecca because they realized that they were being milked from every penny they had and young girls were abducted for ransom.  Consequently, in order to keep afloat the Kuraich tribe encouraged vile entertainment activities during the pilgrimage season to attract more customers.

The Black Stone enshrined around 360 idols brought from around the neighboring civilizations to entice pilgrims in from all around the regions.  The colossus Hubal the shepherd was sent by the Amalekites of Hit, the idol Kain was the patron of musicians and blacksmiths, Astarte (He-of-Shara) was brought by the Nabataean as well as saturnine Nakruh.  Manaf was the sun-god, the eagle-form Nasr, See Quzah that hold the rainbow; Uzza the goddess of beauty and love, and Lat the all-powerful mother goddess.  The idol Allah had some sort of overall authority, an all-rounder in an age of specialist idols and thus was not that popular and didn’t generate money.

Hind, the all-powerful wife of the preeminent Karim Abu Simbel owned the 3 most famous goddesses of Lat, Manat, and Uzza.

Muhammad was rich after marrying Khadija, but he was an orphan and his clan was of lower status and thus was not represented in the city council. His wife Khadija was about 7 years older than him and she had hired him to lead and manage her caravans heading to Damascus.

Khadija was the first person to believe in the predication of Muhammad.  By the age of 44 Muhammad message of “no God but Allah” was not making any major breakthrough among the city dwellers.  The very young and most prominent poet lampoonist Baal had pinned up all over town “Messenger, do please lend a careful ear.  Your mono-philia, your One, One, One, isn’t for Jahilia, return to sender”

Beside his uncle Hamza and a few poor fellows, not many were paying any attention to Muhammad revelations.  Among those poor individuals were Khalid the water carrier, Salman from Persia (who later would suggest to dig a wide ditch around Medina to prevent the cavalry of Kuraich to enter the town), and Bilal the mighty slave that Muhammad set free from his owner and would later be appointed the first official “muazen” calling the believers to the five prayers of the day.

In order for his message to breakthrough Muhammad was inclined to accept the deal of Abu Simbel.

Abu Simbel would recognize Allah as the mightiest God and would offer Muhammad a seat in the city council in return of recognition of Lat, Manat, and Uzza as gods or the best who can intercede with Allah.  Muhammad thus returned from the Cone Mountain and delivered the verses stating that “Lat, Manat, and Uzza are the exalted birds, and their intercession is desired indeed”

The disciples of Muhammad were beside themselves and could not assent to accepting a God but Allah.  Muhammad did not dare face his wife Khadija that night and did not enter his house.


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