Logical minds wonder: How could a man, so devoid of humanity, honor and self-respect, and a demonic god have such an astonishing influence over the Muslims? Though slavery of any form is distasteful to dignified human being, to a Muslim, the greatest achievement in life is being a slave to Allah and Muhammad as much as possible.
“The chains men bear they forged themselves. Strike off their chains and they will weep for their lost security.” -- John Passmore
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” -- George Gordon Byron
In a country when Muslims are a minority, they demand more and more special privileges and rights from the host country. When their number grows by birth or immigration, they want to introduce Sharia law in steps. When they become majority, they show their true color: they start destruction of culture and tradition the host nation and ethnic cleansing of the aboriginals in the name of Allah. This is the Muslim mentality and quite in line with Allah says/commands in the Qur’an:
“O my sons! Allah hath chosen the faith for you; then die not except in the faith of Islam”. (Q: 2.132)
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah) never will it be accepted of him…” (Q: 3.85)
“Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah? While all creatures in the heavens and on earth have willing or unwilling bowed to His Will (accepted Islam) and to Him shall they all be brought back.” (Q: 3.83)
“It is He who hath sent His apostle with guidance and religion of truth to proclaim it over all religions even though the pagans may detest (it).” (Q: 9.33)
All the above verses proclaim in unambiguous terms that Islam is the best and should be the only religion on the Earth. Few more quotes from revered Islamic sources:
“Allah will perish all religions except Islam.” (Sunan Abu-Dawood 4310)
“Allah’s religion is the religion of Muhammad. We are satisfied with it.” (Ishaq, p. 580)
Muslims have a different type of relationship with their god. They consider themselves slaves of Allah. A slave’s activity is not spontaneous. It belongs to another; it is the loss of his self.
Islam is not a liberating religion. Instead, it is a vicious cult that creates a slave mentality among its followers. A common Muslim name is Abdullah, which literally means “servant of Allah” or “slave of Allah”. Allah makes it clear that humans are his slaves. Slaves have no freedom; they just do what the master orders. Though the infidel government spends in billions to protect their citizens including Muslims, they often fail to see this point. Little do they understand that it is impossible for a Muslim to live and commune with non-Islamic societies without an obligation to convert them to Islam by force or deception. One who has put his trust on Muhammad and his Qur’an fills up his mind with unjustified hate and paranoia.
Muslims are not only slaves of Allah, but their slavery extends to Muhammad also. Let us consider these texts from the Qur’an,
“Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins.” (Q: 39.53)
“Say: O My slaves who believe, be afraid of your Lord and keep your duty to Him. Good is for those who do good in this world, and Allah's earth is spacious! Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.” (Q: 39.10)
The first verse is a message of consolation or comfort and the second one is a mild threat. Allah addressed the believers, calling them “my slaves”. For some reason, the author of this verse decided to change the verse from a direct speech of Allah to a command to Muhammad to speak these words by putting the word “Say” (in Arabic “Qul”) before it, i.e., “Say (O Muhammad, the following words)”. Adding the word “Say” before the sentence means that the speaker now changes from Allah to Muhammad. Now there is a serious problem -- Muhammad said and/or was supposed to say: “O My Slaves …” The question is -- are Muslim believers the slaves of Muhammad?
No doubt whoever made the decision to add “Say” at the beginning of this verse had overlooked the problem. We cannot call it simply a human error, because the Qur’anic claim is that God is the actual author of this book.
Thus Allah actually confirms that Muslims are not only slave to Allah, but to Muhammad also. There is a considerable amount of evidence that the Qur’an elevates Muhammad to the level of God in various ways. Praising Muhammad is an integral part of the daily prayers of the Muslims – “La ilaha illa Allah wa-Muhammad rasul Allah”. This is called Shahada (Muslim declaration of faith). It means; “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of God”. A Muslim utters those words several times a day. The Shahada is also recited in the muzzein’s call to prayer, included in the Salat (daily ritual prayer) and incorporated in Sufi meditative prayer. It is also recited in the moments before death. Muhammad associated himself with Allah in such a way that practically they became inseparable. By recitation of this confession of faith, the Muslims affirm their bondage to Muhammad. One poet (cited Noor Allah Marqadah, 2010) was not shy about it.
“Muhammad Ki Ghulami Hay Sanad Azaad Honay Ki.
Khuda Kay Daman-e-Tauheed Mein Abaad Honay Ki.
Muhammad Ki Muhabbat Deen-e-Haq Ki Shart-e-Awwal Hay.
Agar Is Mein Ho Khami Tow Sab Kuch Na Mukammal Hay”.
(Slavery of Muhammad is the guarantee of forgiveness of Allah. It is the only way to get to the divine light. True love with Muhammad is the first condition of true Islam. If there is any doubt in it, nothing is complete or acceptable to Allah).
When members of al-Qaeda, Islamic jihad, Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, and Hamas were asked why they were killing non-Muslims, they said, “Islam. We are following Muhammad’s orders” (Winn, 2004, letter to the reader). Thus Muhammad is directly responsible for today’s Islamic terrorism. Logical minds wonder: How could a man, so devoid of humanity, honor and self-respect, and a demonic god have such an astonishing influence over the Muslims? Though slavery of any form is distasteful to dignified human being, to a Muslim, the greatest achievement in life is being a slave to Allah and Muhammad as much as possible. How do we explain this?
To search for an answer, let us look at the Marx’s theory of alienation. Marx was a true Humanist, and nothing was more attractive to him than human beings themselves. Alienation, for Marx, is the estrangement of humans from aspects of their human nature. The man does not experience himself as the acting agent in his grasp of the world, but that the world and he himself remain alien to him. They stand above and against him as objects, even though they may be objects of his own creation. Alienation is essentially experiencing the world and oneself passively, receptively, as the subject separated from the object. When man bows down to an imaginary power, he often transforms himself into a “lifeless object”. He transfers to this imaginary power the attributes of his own life, and instead of experiencing himself as the creating person, he is in touch with himself only by the worship or slavery of that power.
Islam is a dictatorial religion. In this religion, man is controlled by a higher power. Allah is entitled to obedience, reverence, worship and praise. But the reason for worship, praise, reverence and obedience lies not in the moral qualities of the deity, not in love or justice, but in the fact that the deity has absolute control or power over man. Allah, the higher power, has the right to force man to worship him, and that a lack of reverence and obedience constitutes sin. Therefore, Allah is the sole possessor of what was originally belonged to man. The more perfect Allah becomes, the more imperfect becomes the man. Qur’an says,
“Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds.” (Q: 1.2)
“He is Allah, than Whom there is no other Allah, the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, Peace, the Keeper of Faith, the Guardian, the Majestic, the Compeller, the Superb. Glorified be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him).” (Q: 59.23)
“… Allah is the Absolute, Owner of praise.” (Q: 2.267)
“In order that ye may believe in Allah and His Messenger that ye may assist and honour Him, and celebrate His praise morning and evening”. (Q: 48.9).
A Muslim projects the best he has unto Allah and thus impoverishes himself. Now, Allah has all love, all wisdom and all justice. Man is deprived of these qualities; he is now empty, poor and completely powerless. The more he transfers his own powers to Allah, the poorer he himself becomes, and the more dependent on Allah. Ultimately the man is alienated from himself. His only access to himself is through Allah. Having lost his own he is completely at Allah’s mercy. This mechanism of projection is the very same which can be observed in interpersonal relationships of a masochistic, submissive character where one person is awed by another and attributes his own powers and aspirations to the other person. When he has thus projected his own valuable power to God his relationship to his own power is ruined -- he has become alienated from himself. The alienation from his own powers makes the Muslim slavishly dependent on Allah. Slowly he becomes a man without self-confidence. That is why everything is Insha’Allah (if Allah wills it – fatalism) for a Muslim. His religious experience is always tyrannical, never blissful. What an extraordinary parallel to those famous words of Dostoyevsky! (cited Felty, 1997, p. 258),
“In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us.”
In his famous discussion of the alienation of labor in 1844, Marx (cited Elster, 1986, p. 40) compared material alienation with spiritual alienation and wrote;
“Just as in religion the spontaneous activity of the human imagination, of the human brain and the human heart, operates independently of the individual—that is, operates on him as an alien, divine or diabolical activity—in the same way …”
This is a trap – for a Muslim self-realization is possible only in an external manner. He has become estranged from his own life forces, from the wealth of his own potentialities, and is in touch with himself only in the indirect way of submission to life frozen in the Allah. Deprived of everything, such a person’s only hope is Muhammad. Only through Muhammad, a Muslim can beg Allah to return some of his humanity and for this he is ready to reserve his full life for Islam. This is one of the main reasons why there is hardly any humanity in Islam.
“Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property ...” (Q: 9.111)
The delusion of helplessness in turn acts on him. He always feels himself to be a sinner (living without humanity is sinful). The more he praises Allah, the emptier he becomes. The emptier he becomes, the more sinful he feels. The more sinful he feels, the more he praises Allah – and less he is able to regain himself. The less he is able to regain himself, the more he comes within the evil grip of Muhammad. In Muhammad’s lifetime, Muslims used to worship him like a living God and he did not object to it. Bukhari recorded,
“Narrated Ibn 'Abbas; Abu Bakr said, 'To proceed, if you used to worship Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead, but if anyone of you used to worship Allah, then Allah is alive and shall never die’”. (Bukhari: 5.59.733).
This is the same mechanism that makes people endow the leaders of even the most inhuman systems with qualities of super wisdom and kindness. Whether the people worship a punishing, awesome god or a similarly conceived leader makes little difference. Qur’an says,
“Being niggardly with respect to you; but when fear comes, you will see them looking to you, their eyes rolling like one swooning because of death; but when the fear is gone they smite you with sharp tongues.” (Q: 33.19)
It is always a terror-based abusive relation. The slave is terrorized by the master; he has no free choice. Slavery does not need respect but fear. In such a terrorized state, Muslims don’t understand that his own spiritual forces were robbed from him by his Prophet, and subsequently, the same forces were erected into autonomous power to act against him, to enslave him. The power that enslaves Muslims actually belongs to them, not to Muhammad or Allah. The strength of Allah is an externalized expression of the potential spiritual power of individual Muslims. In worshipping Allah and Muhammad, a Muslim does not affirm himself but actually denies himself.
Great teachers such as Socrates, Confucius, Lao Tze, Buddha and Jesus opposed the control of the human spirit by the external forces of oppressive religions. They reminded individuals of the great potential power within the individual consciousness. Thus, Jesus taught that the kingdom of heaven is within each individual, not the property of a separate temple or church. Lao Tze reminded his followers of the original harmony of the individual with the natural and social totality, thereby pointing to limitless potential power for the individual who reconnects with species life. Spiritual quest should be a spontaneous activity; it cannot be imposed upon the individual by a tyrannical God or Prophet in the name of a revealed ideology. Buddha was another great teacher. He did not speak in the name of a supernatural power but in the name of reason. He called upon every man to make use of his own reason to see the truth (Fromm, 1978, p. 38). These great teachers did not bring down any revelation, yet they had contributed much in the growth of the civilization. The prodigious success of the Arab conquest proves nothing. Attila the Hun, Genseric the Vandal King, Gengis Khan and Alexander the Great brought many nations into subjection; yet civilization owes them absolutely nothing. A conquering people only exercise a civilizing influence when it itself is more civilized than the people conquered.
In this world, nothing is Insha’Allah. Allah does not create history. All power belongs to men; they are the creators of history. From one generation to another, men learn from history, develop and transform themselves. As Fromm (1991, p. 26) commented,
“History is the history of man’s self-realization; it is nothing but the self-creation of man through the process of his work and his production.”
Muslims will never be free without this self-realization. Self-realization is a maturing of the personality to allow the soul to grow and to reveal itself. To achieve self-realization, first the Muslims have to liberate themselves from their own belief, and true freedom can only be realized in that state. When I speak of freedom, I mean absolute freedom – freedom of the soul. If Muslims could only see that Allah is nothing more than a lie that had been used to enslave them, they would walk away from this evil cult of Islam within no time. Then only they will become fully and truly human. There is no glory in slavery; it’s a disgrace.
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written by fineliving56 , October 10, 2012