Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Master of the Universe, Muhammad

If you ever lived in the Middle East, you are more likely than not to have heard the imam of the mosque using the loudspeakers, and making it heard to everyone on the surrounding streets and neighborhoods, saying the following: “ Allahumma salli ala sayyidina Muhammad wasallim.” A literal translation of this sentence may go like this: “ O’ Allah pray on our master Muhammad and say hello to him.” Now, I know, the translation does not make much sense. Well, the original Arabic sentence does not make much sense either. What does it mean to ask Allah (the Arabian god) to pray on someone, whether it be Muhammad or any other person of your choice? Does Allah need to pray too? Who is He going to be praying to? Prayer is usually performed between a created being who does the praying, and the creator who is prayed to. But lo and behold, in Islam things are different. Allah, the god of the Arabs, is asked to pray on Muhammad (whatever that means). The last word “wasallim” is asking Allah to say hello to Muhammad. Muhammad is dead now. He’s gone to be with Allah, who is omnipresent. So, if Allah is omnipresent, then Muhammad is always in his/her presence. We humans usually say “hello” to each other during the beginning of a meeting. We do not say “hello” during or at the end of a meeting. It just does not make sense for Allah to say “Hello” to Muhammad, since both are in the presence of each other. Even so, this nonsense sentence above is heard all over the Middle Eastern mosques. The odd thing is that people don’t even question such a sentence. In a way, this is telling of how much of a critical thinking is instilled into the educational systems of the Middle East.

Another part of that sentence installs Muhammad as a “Master”. Not just any master. He is “sayyidina” (our master). Are we to think of Muhammad as someone who is “a cut above” everyone else? Well, after 1400 years of writing books about the Qur’an and the Hadith and the Sunna and the history of Islam, I think we have reached some understanding about why Muhammad is to be viewed as a master. Not just any master, Muhammad is, as the imams convey through their loudspeakers in Middle Eastern mosques, “Sayyed El-Alameen”. In English, that expression translates to: “Master of the worlds” or “Lord of the worlds”. I would like to show the reader, why Muhammad is worthy of the name, through just one of his great acts. Clearly, a man of his caliber must have done some acts that made him worthy of the name “Lord of the worlds”. There are many stories that I can present to the reader. It was difficult for me to choose, but finally I decided on one story to reserve space. The story comes to us from Sir W. Muir’s book The Life of Muhammad, (Edinburg 1923, Pages 307-8). It is the story on how Muhammad accomplished the killing of Banu Qurayza’s adult males. History tells us their numbers were between 600 and 900 men:

“During the night, trenches sufficient to contain the dead bodies of the men were dug across the market place of the city. In the morning, Mahomet, himself a spectator of the tragedy, commanded that male captives to be brought forth in companies of five or six at a time. Each company as it came up was made to sit down in a row on the brink of the trench destined for its grave, there beheaded, and the bodies cast therein. … The butchery, begun in the morning, lasted all day, and continued by torchlight till the evening. Having thus drenched the market place with the blood of seven or eight hundred victims, and having given command for the earth to be smoothed over their remains, Mahomet returned from the horrid spectacle to solace himself with the charms of Rihana, whose husband and all her male relatives had just perished in the massacre.”

It is worth mentioning here that the killings of Banu Qurayza’a men rests ultimately on Muhammad’s shoulders. This has been shown by many researchers, and I won’t delve into the details of this matter here. What is important in this story is to see the lack of any positive human emotion toward Banu Qurayza’s men, women, or families. Muhammad just spent a day in the office, as we say nowadays, and then went to a “super 8” motel tent to have cheap sex with a woman he had just murdered her husband and male relatives.

The reader needs to realize that this is not an isolated incidence of bad judgment on the side of Muhammad. There are many many stories of multiple historical sources that shed a light on Muhammad’s persona. Such stories, when compared to people like Billy the kid, Hitler, Saddam and many others, make Muhammad a true “Sayyed Al-Kawn” (master of the universe) as one might have heard from the loudspeakers of mosques.

 

If you like this essay: Stumble it   Stumble Upon Toolbar digg it reddit


Ibn Kamuna also contributes at faithfreedom.org. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Name:     closed
Comment:

.

Comments Notes: Keep comments short. Our system cannot separate paragraphs. Comments must be relevant to the topic of the article. We did not regulate the comments but if irrelevant comments, materials, adds of other websites etc. are being uploaded, we will have to regulate the comments and even ban the IP addresses of such nuisance posters.


Name: kasan
Date: Wednesday January 23, 2008
Time: 22:05:40 -0700

Comment

I agree


Name: vbv
Date: Saturday January 26, 2008
Time: 00:20:36 -0700

Comment

Allah is after all the side-kick of mohamad the loony (the so-called prophet of islam) and a fake , and allah owes his existence to mohamad ,but for whom he would be one among the pantheon of the arabic pagan gods. So muslims remind Allah to be grateful to mohamad,who is the true master of Allah and Allah the fictional character the true slave of mohamad! Allah has been a convenient vehicle for mohamad to commit his ghastly crimes and indulge in all lewd sexual orgies after murders and bloodshed! Never in the history of humankind can you ever find a more amoral and immoral person to found a creed and a billion brain-dead zombies following it unquestioned!


Name: agnostic
Date: Saturday January 26, 2008
Time: 15:51:30 -0700

Comment

Muhammad Master of the Universe. So is Satan. He controls the whole world. Muhammad was his creation who left the Book of Terror, Rape, Paedophilism, Plunder, and outright Murder of all who refuse to submit to that despicable, disgusting, deplorable hell-on-earth ideology called Islam which is nothing more than AIDS-EBOLA-NILE-FLESH EATING VIRUS.


Name: Bobby
Date: Saturday January 26, 2008
Time: 16:31:41 -0700

Comment

If you want to know why current day Muslims are so cruel heartless evil doers, just look at who they are followers of - Mohammed, the wickest stinking despicable animal who ever lived.


Name:
Date: Sunday January 27, 2008
Time: 12:49:59 -0700

Comment

Famous Isreali Jewish Quote "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail." -- Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [Source: N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1] Famous Palestinian Christian Arab Quote “We are the only people on Earth asked to guarantee the security of our occupier ..while Israel is the only country that calls for defense from its victims .." ------- Hanan Ashrawi Famous Palestinian Muslim Quote "As long as Israel has intentions of building their temple on the ashes of Islams third most Holy site, the Muslims will have intentions of building a Caliphate on the ashes of the Zionist State." ---- FPQ


Name: lal
Date: Monday January 28, 2008
Time: 12:08:50 -0700

Comment

hello, would you please post the verse number for the quoted Koranic verse? thanks


Name: Ibn Kammuna
Date: Wednesday January 30, 2008
Time: 06:43:04 -0700

Comment

Which Qur'anic verse are you inquiring about? thank you


Name:
Date: Friday February 01, 2008
Time: 09:04:18 -0700

Comment

trigonometry originated in ancient india...not in the hands of fecal encrusted arabic fingers !!!! have some knowledge about other world cultures and traditions and history before boasting like an empty tin..


Name: millions_sin
Date: Monday February 18, 2008
Time: 03:38:10 -0700

Comment

Jesus never mentioned in Qur'an!!! Qur'an mentioned only Isa, and Isa is not Jesus!!! Isa's grandfather (from his mother) was Ali Imran according to Qur'an, Jesus' grandfather (from His mother) was Zachary according to the Bible,. Isa was born under a date tree, Jesus was born in a stable. Isa's mother (Maria/Maryam) has a brother named Aaron, Jesus' mother (Maria/Maryam) has no brother named Aaron. If you ever read about the Dead Sea Scroll, you'll kow the purity of the Bible.


Name: to COMMON SENSE
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2008
Time: 04:43:19 -0700

Comment

You can say all your common senses the way Beer producers advertise their products. This is the best beer in the world. You are a moslem defending your religion, like those beer producer. To any people criticize it, you stubbornly said it is the best drink in the world. You never consider the existence of champagne, soft drinks, even pure water given by nature, only your beer. Sad.


Name: to COMMON SENSE
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2008
Time: 04:43:21 -0700

Comment

You can say all your common senses the way Beer producers advertise their products. This is the best beer in the world. You are a moslem defending your religion, like those beer producer. To any people criticize it, you stubbornly said it is the best drink in the world. You never consider the existence of champagne, soft drinks, even pure water given by nature, only your beer. Sad.


Name: we should correct phenomena and not to say wrong things and to post it
Date: Sunday April 13, 2008
Time: 15:38:42 -0700

Comment

The first mistake that appear in this article when the author say (Arabian god ) that is the opposite of the principle of monotheism in islam it will be correct to say (arabian word) we say Allah this arabic word means god but it is better because Allah is a unique word there is no attatched word to it in the arabic language but in english we can say godmother or godfather hence to say Allah (even choice of words reflects monotheism), and there is a big misunderstand and bad translation off the arabic meaning through this article... (to pray on him ) : from Allah to the prophet Muhammed means to bless him and from angel to the prophet means to ask Allah to have mercy on him that is the truth that most of muslims know and if the author ignore it will be better to ask scholars not to make judgment based on wrong ideas and to spread that for all the peaple try to make a comprehensive grasp about islam from correct sources (books and websites like www.readingislam.com)


 
Hit Counter