PART I: HOW KISSING A BACK STONE IN MEKKA IS NOT IDOL WORSHHIPPING; IT IS SOMTHING ENTITRELY UN-DEFINABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE, LIKE A FOUR LETTER WORD!
Posted on October 31st, 2014
PART I (OF III PARTS) CURIOS AND UNHINGED ISLAMIC MIND SET!
Prophet Muhammad claimed that the black stone was sent down by Allah to give the precise location of where the Kabah was to be built.
The Muslim commentators of the connected fairy tale of ‘Adam and Eve’ are of the opinion that;
“The story as related in the Qur’an of Adam and Eve is, though it is similar in many as found in the surviving remnants of the previous scriptures, yet has some important principles differ.
God created Adam, fashioning him from clay. He breathed the soul into Adam, and did the same thing to his wife, Eve.”…
Hold on now, how on earth did she happen to be his wife, before eating the forbidden fruit? So did this God declare both are husband and wife at this point of time? But even then that is impossibility for if so they should be having intercourse from the start…? For that’s what the newlywed do!
After they started reproducing there must have been incest for the sons should also sleep with the mother in order to get this population on its feet with brothers and sisters and mother! Remember she was the one and only women created by this peculiar God. From then on incest was a fact of life?
Looks to me as if the creator of this myth has not thought this tall story thoroughly before feeding this miss mash to the gullible Arabs!
And the rest of this tall story is explained in such an illogical manner, it seems that;
The Muslims go on to inform “God allowed them to dwell in Paradise with free will. God said to the angels, “Bow down to Adam” (They did so in a form of respect, not worship). Satan was present among the angels, though he was not one of them. He was of the jinn, a race of beings possessing free will that God created before Adam from a smokeless flame of fire. When God ordered the angels and those in their company to bow down to Adam, they all did so except Satan, who refused out of pride and arrogance, claiming to be better than Adam because he was created from fire, whereas Adam was created from clay.”
Indeed ‘Islam does not give Satan any share of God’s divinity. It does not attribute to him any godlike or divine qualities. Islam rejects the notion that Satan went to war with God and took a third of the hosts of Heaven with him. Satan is an avowed enemy of humanity, but he is merely a creature, absolutely dependent upon God for his very existence.’
Can anyone understand the logic of such arguments or the following ones?
“The following is a summary of the trial of Adam and Eve in Paradise: They enjoyed perfect freedom and happiness in Paradise. God told them to eat of the fruits of the Garden with pleasure and delight as they pleased. He forbade them from approaching one tree, and warned them that if they did, they will both be of the wrongdoers. Satan came and deceived them, saying that God only forbade them from eating of that tree because it would make them immortal or they would become like the angels. They were thus deceived by Satan and ate of the tree.”
The story is so absurd and confusing even kindergarten children would not believe it today!
Then “Adam and Eve felt shame. They turned to God in sincere repentance and God, The All-Forgiving, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful, forgave them. Islam clearly rejects the concept of original sin, or the notion that all humans are born sinners because of the actions of Adam. No human shall ever bear the burden of another (for God is The Just). Every human being is responsible for his or her actions and is born as a Muslim, pure and free from sin. It is important to note that Islam does not place the blame on Eve. Both Adam and Eve had free will. Both of them ate of the tree. Their sin and disobedience was a joint venture. Islam rejects the idea that women are wicked temptresses or cursed with the burden of menstruation and pain of childbirth due to the sin of Eve.”
Then it seems;
“God removed Adam and Eve from Paradise and made them dwell on earth. God had earlier said to the angels that He was placing a new being on earth. Earth is where God, from the time of creation, in His timeless knowledge, wanted us to be.”
Just connect to Muslim version of Adam and Eve in the Internet’, and you will find tons of such absurd story farfetched and fanciful!!!
How bowing to the Kabah is NOT bowing to an idol, or going round a stone and kissing a stone does not make them idol worshippers, it simply makes them stone kissers!
Indeed Prophet Muhammad claimed that the stone was sent down by Allah Almighty to, to give the precise location of where the Kabah was to be built by Abram and Ismail. They insist that Prophets Abraham and Ishmael built the Kabah. Western Scientists have confirmed that the black stone, which resides near the Kabah in the Holy City of Mecca, is an outside METEORITE OBJECT!
So what? No names of such Western Scientists are given?
These Muslim thinkers inform that ‘while there are traditions about kissing or touching the Stone, its real significance is as marker of the point at which one starts the Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Kabah as part of hajj or omra.) Even the traditions which talk about kissing or touching the stone are VERY CLEAR that the Stone is JUST A STONE!
‘Natural they can kiss a stone and call it a stone but Buddhists venerate a figure cut from stone mind not kissing it and the Prophet Request believers to kill them for such venerating practice? So where is the logic in this religion of peace?
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war on nonbelievers.
And especially idol worshippers should be dealt with summarily. In fact they are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fray are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join in the slaughter.
Indeed, Prophet Muhammad not only continued observing certain pagan practices such as kissing and touching the black stone even after his alleged prophetic ministry had also begun, also kissing it, mind after Allah has spoken to him!
What is the purpose for doing so!
Some of the believers also were truly confused, by his conflicting and contradictory actions?
Here are some of the documented stone kissing and loving instances…. not only by the believers but the prophet himself?
Ibn ‘Umar said: “Allah’s Messenger faced the Black Stone, touched it, and then placed his lips on it and wept for a long time.” ‘Umar also wept for a long time. The Prophet said: ‘O ‘Umar, this is the place where one should shed tears.”’ (Reported by Al-Hakim, who considers it a sound hadith with a sound chain of authorities)
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 667:
Narrated ‘Abis bin Rabia: Umar came near the Black Stone and kissed it and said “NO DOUBT, I KNOW THAT YOU ARE A STONE AND CAN NEITHER BENEFIT ANYONE NOR HARM ANYONE. Had I not seen Allah’s Apostle kissing you I would not have kissed you.”
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 675:
Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father who said: “Umar bin Al-Khattab addressed the Corner (Black Stone) saying, ‘BY ALLAH! I KNOW THAT YOU ARE A STONE AND CAN NEITHER BENEFIT NOR HARM. Had I not seen the Prophet touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you.’ Then he kissed it and said, ‘There is no reason for us to do Ramal (in Tawaf) except that we wanted to show off before the pagans, and now Allah has destroyed them.’ ‘Umar added, ‘(Nevertheless), the Prophet did that and we do not want to leave it (i.e. Ramal).”
Book 007, Number 2914:
Abdullah b. Sarjis reported: I saw the bald one, i. e. ‘Umar b. Khattib (Allah be pleased with him). kissing the Stone and saying: BY ALLAH. I AM KISSING WITH FULL CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A STONE AND THAT YOU CAN NEITHER DO ANY HARM NOR GOOD; and if I had not seen Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) kissing you. I would not have kissed you. The rest of the hadith is the same.
Its been commented that “At hajj time you are actually unlikely to see the Black Stone: Masjid Al-Haram is just two crowded. There is a line on the floor of the Masjid to tell you where the line of the Black Stone is. Many hajis must perform Tawaaf NOT on the Kaaba floor but on the SECOND OR THIRD STORIES of the Majid Al-Haram!
It is Sunnah to perform certain acts in tawaf as given below:
Facing the Black Stone at the start of the tawaf while uttering a takbir (Allahu-Akbar), and a tahlil (La ilaha illahlah), and raising one’s hands as they are raised in prayers, and if possible touching it with both hands and kissing it quietly, or placing one’s cheek on it. Otherwise, one may touch it with one’s hand and kiss the hand, or touch it with something, and then kiss it, or if even that is not possible, one may just point to it with a stick, etc. as is mentioned in some of the hadith given below.
It is reported by Ibn ‘Abbas that ‘Umar bent down towards the Black Stone and said: “By Allah! I know that you are A MERE STONE, and if I had not seen my beloved Prophet kissing you and touching you I would have never done so.” The Qur’an says: “You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct).”‘ (Qur’an 33.32) This was reported by Ahmad and others in slightly different words.
Nafi’ said, “I have seen Ibn ‘Umar touching the Black Stone with his hand, and then kissing his hand and saying: ‘Ever since I saw the Prophet doing this, I have never failed to do that.”’ (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)
Sowayd bin Ghaflah said: “I have seen ‘Umar kissing the Black Stone and touching it.” He further said: “I know that the Prophet was especially very particular about it.” (Muslim)
Ibn ‘Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger used to come to Ka’bah, touch the Black Stone and then say: Bismillahi wallahu akbar (In the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest.)” (Ahmad)
Muslim has reported on the authority of Abu Tufail that he said: “I have seen the Prophet making tawaf around the Ka’bah and touching it with a stick and then kissing the stick.”
Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Daw’ud reported that ‘Umar approached the Black Stone and kissed it. Then he said: “I know that you are A MERE STONE that can neither harm nor do any good. If I had not seen the Prophet kissing you, I would have never kissed you.”
Al-Khatabi said: “This shows that abiding by the Sunah of the Prophet is binding, regardless of whether or not we understand its reason or the wisdom behind it.”
Such information devolves obligation on all those whom it reaches, even if they may not fully comprehend its significance. It is known, however, that kissing the Black Stone signifies respect for it, recognition of our obligation toward it, and using it as a means of seeking Allah’s blessings. Indeed Allah has preferred some stones over others, as He preferred some countries and cities, days and nights, and months over others. The underlying spirit of all this is unquestioning submission to Allah.
In some abadith which say that ‘the Black Stone is Allah’s right hand on earth’, we do find, however, a plausible rationale and justification for this statement. In other words whosoever touches the Black Stone he pledges allegiance to Allah, as it were, by giving his hand into the hand of Allah, just as some followers do pledge their fidelity to their kings and masters, by kissing and shaking hands with them.
Al-Muhallib said: “The hadith of ‘Umar refutes the assertions of those who say that ‘The Black Stone is Allah’s right hand on earth wherewith He shakes the hands of His slaves.”‘ God forbid that we should ascribe any physical organs to Allah [sic]. The commandment to kiss the Black Stone is meant to test and to demonstrate palpably as to who obeys and submits. It may be compared with the command to Iblis to bow to Adam.
We have no definite evidence, however, to believe that any of the stones used in building the Kabah originally (by Ibrahim and Ismail), is still in existence today excepting the Black Stone.
In fact most people including the Muslim followers of Prophet Mohamed’s actions!
There is no rhyme or reason for his actions of kissing a stone it seems?
Yet in fact there is especially valid reason for his actions, and I will led bare logic behind prophets actions in Part III . In fact by elucidating the whole logic of this religion of peace, which is now un-peacefully accelerating in its decline and imploding into pieces. Naturally the believers should understand that there is no halfway house? In other words nitpicking and one should either believe or not that is the question.
Author of : Origin of species According to the Buddha