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The Medina Myth

20 May

by A. Freeman, contributing writer

According to the “Islamic tradition” (hadith), Muhammad and his followers journeyed from Mecca (which doesn’t appear on any map of the Arabian peninsula until the 10th century AD) to Medina during a 12-day “hijra” (migration), c. 622 AD. But is any of that true?

One retelling of the fabled migration to Medina, “which marked the greatest moment in the history of Islam”, may be found at the following link:-

The Hijrah – The Emigration of the Prophet from Mecca to Medina

There are currently three (3) references to the proper noun “Medina” in most translations of the Koran/Quran (with some translations parenthetically adding more), none of which directly mention any of the details found in the story linked above. Please find them below:

Sura 9:101. Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: We know them: twice shall We punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous Penalty.

Sura 9:120. It was not fitting for the people of Medina and the Bedouin Arabs of the neighbourhood, to refuse to follow “I AM”‘s Messenger, nor to prefer their own lives to his: because nothing could they suffer or do, but was reckoned to their credit as a deed of righteousness,- whether they suffered thirst, or fatigue, or hunger, in the Cause of “I AM”, or trod paths to raise the ire of the Unbelievers, or received any injury whatever from an enemy: for “I AM” suffereth not the reward to be lost of those who do good;-

Sura 63:8. They say, “If we return to Medina, surely the more honourable (element) will expel therefrom the meaner.” But honour belongs to “I AM” and His Messenger, and to the Believers; but the Hypocrites know not.

Looking at each occurrence individually in the allegedly original Arabic (m-d-n), the triliteral root mīm dāl nūn (م د ن) occurs 17 times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • three times as the noun madāin (مَدَآئِن)
  • 14 times as the nominal madīnat (مَدِينَة)

Source: corpus.quran.com

So the very same word which is usually translated as “the city” is randomly translated as “the Medina” 3 out of 14 times (Sura 9:101, 120 and 63:8)? Was this intentional mistranslation a shameless attempt to invent the Mecca-Medina “migration” myth?

The Roman Catholic church (RCC) did the same thing with the Hebrew name “David” in Ezekiel 34:23 and Ezekiel 37:24-25. David means “Well-Beloved” in English. Leaving that word untranslated renders those verses nonsensical, as David had already been dead for hundreds of years when those passages were given to Ezekiel to write.

Did a city named Medina even exist during Muhammad’s lifetime? No. Pretending Medina had some ancient, alternate name is an overt admission of that fact. And who refers to the name of a city as “the New York” or “the London”? Shouldn’t the exact same word be translated exactly the same way every time?

Stating that someone is “of the city” (i.e. from an urban area) to distinguish them from someone who is not of the city (i.e. from a rural area, whether that be countryside, desert wilderness, or jungle, etc.), is a common practice. The verses also make much more sense when they are correctly translated.

Sura 9:101. Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the city folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: We know them: twice shall We punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous Penalty.

Sura 9:120. It was not fitting for the people of the city and the Arabs of the neighbourhood, to refuse to follow “I AM”‘s Messenger, nor to prefer their own lives to his: because nothing could they suffer or do, but was reckoned to their credit as a deed of righteousness,- whether they suffered thirst, or fatigue, or hunger, in the Cause of “I AM”, or trod paths to raise the ire of the Unbelievers, or received any injury whatever from an enemy: for “I AM” suffereth not the reward to be lost of those who do good;-

Sura 63:8. They say, “If we return to the City*, surely the more honourable (element) will expel therefrom the meaner.” But honour belongs to “I AM” and His Messenger, and to the Believers; but the Hypocrites know not.

*Note: in context,the City referenced in Sura 63:8 appears to be Jerusalem (Sura 2:126, Sura 6:92, Sura 42:7, Sura 90:1)

Please also note well: Yathrib” (Ethrib in the original Syriac) is NOT some ancient, alternate name for Medina, as the totally fabricated and self-contradictory hadith falsely claims. Yathrib/Ethrib refers to a tribe of people – specifically the Israelite tribe of Ephraim – rather than to a city that conveniently was named “the city”.

The infamous “Yathrib was renamed Medina by Muhammad when he moved there” fable was invented during the Abbasid dynasty (750-900 AD) in Baghdad (Babylon), when the entire collection of hadiths and the sira (seerah) were fabricated, as well as the Arabic language, to promote the newly minted organized religion now known as “Islam”.

The Arab empire, having witnessed the great consolidating power wielded by the Roman empire through its spread of “Christianity” (Roman Catholicism), needed their own Arab-specific organized religion to rival Rome. Of course that required a massive dose of historical revisionism, with new “holy” cities, temples, and pilgrimage sites, along with volumes of made up stories and traditions to try to tie it all together in an entertaining, “Arabizing” kind of way. The barren, uninhabited desert sands in the Hijaz provided just the clean slate the Arab empire needed to build the fictional foundation for “Islam”.


Therefore, in actual fact, there isn’t one single mention of “the Medina” – or of the city of Mecca – found anywhere in the Koran (Quran), either directly or by implication.

Which means there are NO Meccan nor Medinan Surahs


The reason the Medina myth is so desperately needed in the organized religion that deceitfully refers to itself as “Islam” is that without it, the references to “the Prophet” traveling with his fellow emigrants (muhajirs) and helpers (ansar), during their 40-year migration to the land God and His Messenger (Exodus 3:2, Rev. 1:1, Sura 4:157, Sura 7:158) promised them, would be immediately recognized as Moses and the Israelites during the EXODUS from Egypt to the Promised Land. Of course, in turn, the totally fabricated hadith and sira (seerah) would be dealt yet another death blow.

Sura 33:22. When the Believers (Joshua and Caleb – Num. 14:6-9) saw the Confederate forces (Num. 13:25-33), they said: “This is what “I AM” and His Messenger had promised us (the Promised LandGen. 12:7, 13:14-16, 15:7, 18-21, 17:7-8, 26:2-5, 50:24, Exod. 6:6-9, Lev. 20:24, Num. 27:12, Deut. 6:10-13), and “I AM” and His Messenger told us what was true.” And it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience.

Once it’s correctly understood that neither Mecca nor Medina existed during the lifetime of Muhammad, it logically follows any reference to a Prophet leading a mass migration could not possibly be referring to Muhammad, Mecca or Medina.

The Koran/Quran repeatedly tells us it was sent to CONFIRM what came before it in the Bible (see: Sura 2:97-98, 3:1-3, 4:47, 5:51, 6:92-94, 6:154-157, 10:37, 12:111, 22:52, 35:31, 46:12, 61:6-7), which should motivate readers to logically seek explanations for the events described in the Koran from within the Old Covenant and New Covenant, rather than from the satanic “Islamic traditions” (Matt. 15:3, 9).

Removing the veil of Arab storytelling that dominates “Islam”, and applying this simple logic reveals easy-to-understand answers (Sura 54:17) to mysteries in the Koran that have baffled the so-called experts and scholars for centuries. For example, what about the Prophet, Emigrants and Helpers, and the three that were mercifully left behind in Sura 9:117-118?

Sura 9:117-118
9:117. “I AM” turned with favour to the Prophet (Moses), the Muhajirs (Emigrants), and the Ansar (Helpers – Num. 11:16-17),- who followed him in a time of distress, after that the hearts of a part of them had nearly swerved (from duty); but He turned to them (also): for He is unto them Most Kind, Most Merciful.
9:118. (He turned in mercy also) to the three who were left behind (Bezer, Ramoth and GolanDeut. 4:41-43); (the slayers felt guilty) to such a degree that the Earth seemed constrained to them, for all its spaciousness, and their (very) Souls (Beings) seemed straitened to them,- and they perceived that there is no fleeing from “I AM” (and no refuge) but to Himself. Then He turned to them, that they might repent: for “I AM” is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

Numbers 11:16-17 – the helpers (ansar)
11:16 And the “I AM” said unto Moses, Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the Tabernacle of the Congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which [is] upon thee, and will put [it] upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people WITH THEE, that thou bear [it] not thyself alone.

Deuteronomy 4:41-43 – the three left behind
4:41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising [East];
4:42 That the slayer might flee there, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
4:43 [Namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

(see also Numbers 35:9-29)

(Romanized) Arabic              translated into English

wal-muhājirīna                     and the emigrants

wal-anṣāri                             and the helpers

Source: corpus.quran.com

Could it be any more obvious that the referenced Prophet is Moses? It was by God’s Command that the 70 “helpers” were gathered from among the emigrants, to help Moses bear the burden of administering God’s Statutes, Judgments and Commandments to millions of emigrants, during their 40-year migration from Egypt to the Promised Land.

Nothing about the alleged 12-day migration of Muhammad and a couple of close friends can withstand even the most basic level of scrutiny, particularly when it’s correctly understood that there is zero scriptural, historical or archaeological evidence for any of it.

Who are the “Quraish”? They certainly are not some ancient, Arab tribe no one ever heard of, from a town that didn’t exist. Nor were they fighting against Muhammad who, according to the evidence in the Koran/Quran, was living near the Dead Sea.

There are many similar details about the exodus and the Prophet Moses (Sura 19:51) throughout Sura 33, as he led the Israelites and a mixed multitude (Exodus 12:37-38) through the desert wilderness, protected by God and His Angels against Pharoah and his army, and later against the Confederate forces that occupied Canaan (Numbers 13:27-29).

Sura 33:6. The Prophet (Moses) is closer to the Believers than their own “selves”, and his wives are their mothers**. Blood-relations among each other have closer personal ties, in the Decree of “I AM”, than (the Brotherhood of) Believers and EMIGRANTS: nevertheless do ye what is just to your neighbours (Lev. 19:18 , Mark 12:31): such is the writing in the Decree (of “I AM”).

**Note: If Muhammad is NOT the father of ANY of your men (Sura 33:40), then how could his wives be the mothers of the Brotherhood of Believers? Clearly Sura 33:6 cannot be referring to Muhammad. Is it not obvious that it instead is referring to Moses and his TWO wives (the Midianite Zipporah, and the Ethiopian woman – Exod. 2:21, Num. 12:1, Sura 66:1-4)?

Sura 33 confirms multiple events from the Exodus in detail, based on the Biblical record found in Exodus 14, Numbers 1-3, Numbers 12-14 and Psalm 78, where the Prophet is indeed Moses, leading the Israelite emigrants through the midst of the Red Sea at God’s Command and with God’s Help and Protection (exactly as described in Exodus 14), and on through the wilderness of Sin, to the Promised Land. An in-depth study of Sura 33 with the above in mind should be eye-opening, recognizing some of the terms have been left untranslated and/or have been intentionally mistranslated, to promote the hadith-driven Medina myth among numerous other make-believe stories fraudulently attributed to Muhammad.

The answers to ALL of mankind’s problems, sicknesses and confusion are found in The Law that God gave us via His Prophet/Servant Moses on Mt. Horeb in Sinai. Remember? That is the core message that God has repeatedly sent down through the ages via His Angels, His Apostles/Messengers and His Prophets, as recorded throughout the Old Covenant, New Covenant and Koran (Sura 9:107-111).

Within that message coming down from God out of heaven there is SALVATION and The City (l-madīnati) of Light to which the final exodus/migration and gathering will be.

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the Holy City, “New Jerusalem”, coming DOWN from God OUT OF HEAVEN, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:22-23
21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb (His Messenger) are The Temple of it.
21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the Light thereof.

This is The Straight Way home (John 17:3, Sura 46:30). All other roads lead to The Fire.

Will the Real Quraysh Please Stand Up

16 Apr

by A. Freeman, contributing writer

Surah 106. Winter, Quraish

There is one reference in the Koran/Quran to the Quraysh/Quraish, found in Sura 106.

106:1. For the covenants (of security and safeguard enjoyed) by the Quraish,
106:2. Their covenants (covering) journeys by Winter and Summer,-
106:3. Let them adore the Lord of this House,
106:4. Who provides them with food against hunger, and with security against fear (of danger).

For hundreds of years, it has traditionally been assumed that the Quraysh (also spelled Quraish) were a pre-”Islamic” Meccan tribe, into which Muhammad was born. But if Mecca didn’t exist until hundreds of years after Muhammad’s passing, how could it have been home to any tribe, much less a tribe that’s notably absent from all secular historical records?

From Peter Townsend’s The Mecca Mystery: Probing the Black Hole at the Heart of Muslim History, section 3.2.2. The Roman Empire and the Arabian Peninsula:

“Some scholars even suggest that the term Quraysh is a corruption of the Syro-Aramaic verbal root (qras ‘to gather’).254 This would make perfect sense within the context as it would denote, not a specific tribe…”


On the Morphology and Etymology of قُرَيْش (Qurayš)

The Arabic spelling قُرَيْش (Sura 106:1), taken for an Arabic diminutive and falsely pronounced Qurayš, corresponds morphologically to the Syro-Aramaic masculine plural of the passive participle ܩܪ̈ܝܫܐܙ / qarīšē > qrīšē = gathered together, i.e.: foederati, and hence is to be pronounced in Arabic (without the Syro-Aramaic ending ē) Qarīš*. This meaning is attested in the Lisān (VI 335a) in one among other (from Aramaic) transmitted explanations as follows:

*Note: Qarīš = Christ’s (Matthew 24:31, Sura 43:61).

“It is said: the name of Qurayš is derived from (the verb) ta-qarraša i.e. ta-ğamma ca (= to meet, come together) to Mecca from its surroundings after they (i.e. the Qurayš / Qarīš) were dispersed in the countries**, when Quşayy / a(c)tually Qasī < Syro-Aramaic ܩܨܝܐ / qaşyã = the Far One – as far as he is said to be almost a Nabatean originating from Syria) b. Kilãb had triumphed over it; for this reason Quşayy / Qasī was called ‘assembler’.”

From this philological understanding Qurayš / Qarīš cannot be the name of a single tribe, particularly of that of the Prophet***, as it is assured by the Islamic tradition.

**Note: It is NOT to Mecca, but to Christ and His Place of Defence (Isa. 33:16-17) that Christ’s Elect will be gathered together (Gen. 49:10, Mark 13:27), from where they’ve been dispersed/scattered amongst the nations (Amos 9:9, James 1:1).

***Note: This is a reference to Muhammad, although Muhammad is never referred to as a “Prophet” anywhere in the Koran/Quran (only as an apostle/messenger).

Also from Peter Townsend’s The Mecca Mystery: Probing the Black Hole at the Heart of Muslim History, section 2.3.4. Mecca as an Ancient Religious Center?

MECCA DOES NOT APPEAR IN ANCIENT RECORDS AS A SITE OF RELIGIOUS IMPORTANCE. We have many historical sources from which to construct a picture of religion in pre-Islamic Arabia. Mecca is not mentioned in a single one of them. We read, for example, of places like Mamre (at the northern edge of Arabia)165 and Ma’rib (the ancient Sabean capital)166 that were fabled as places where Arabs came to pray and worship. Another such site was the capital of the Nabataeans, Petra.167 Once again, we do not find any record at all of large numbers of Arabs travelling to Western Arabia to worship at a shrine at the location of the modern city of Mecca. As with so much of Islamic history, THE RECORDS THAT STATE THAT MECCA WAS A PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE POST-DATES THE TIME OF MUHAMMAD BY ABOUT TWO HUNDRED YEARS.

The Islamic historical accounts on Mecca do not align with what we know about Arab religious practices. There are several sources that we can use to reconstruct Arab religious practices before Islam (this will be discussed in more detail in Section 3.1.1). Arab religion in the central part of the peninsula tended to be heavily pagan (outside of Jewish and Christian enclaves). As such it was focused on the worship of nature deities (i.e. gods of the sun, moon, stars etc.).168 The worship of these gods often happened on a rather unorganized level as their devotees were nomadic Arabic tribes-people. With nomads, religious devotion can necessarily not be focused on fixed temples or meeting places. This fact represents a powerful counter-argument to the idea that Mecca acted as a religious center at the heart of the Arabian Peninsula. Furthermore, where large communal gatherings of pagan Arabs occurred it would typically be during so-called ‘sacred months’ (an idea that made its way into Islamic tradition as well).169 During such sacred months, the Arab tribes, who were perpetually at war with each other, entered a temporary truce in order to trade and engage in the worship of the gods.170 For such truces to be honored, the large ‘worship events’ during the sacred months had to take place on neutral ground (i.e. territory not controlled by a single tribe). The reason for this should be obvious. By consecrating ‘no man’s land’ for worship, all the tribes would be in the same strategic position, thus decreasing the temptation to break the truce. It would also turn the defiling of such neutral ground by engaging in violence into a major sin. Let’s apply these ideas to the Islamic view of Mecca before the coming of Islam. One thing that the accepted tradition emphasizes very strongly is the claim that Mecca before the birth of Muhammad was under the control of a specific tribe, the Quraysh.171 THIS FACT ALONE WOULD DISQUALIFY MECCA AS A RELIGIOUS SITE FOR THE NOMADIC ARAB TRIBES, as going there to worship would not be going to ‘no man’s land’, but rather an entry into hostile territory.

So is this singular reference to the Quraish/Quraysh really the name of a single, Meccan tribe, presumed to be the keepers of the Lord’s House and The Covenants? Not only does the word itself suggest otherwise, but there is no record of such a tribe among the Romans/Byzantines or the Persians/Sasanians (even though they both heavily recruited mercenaries from Arabia), much less a tribe from a supposed city (Mecca) that didn’t appear on any known maps of Arabia until 900 AD, including those of ancient trade routes and religious sites.

Or is the Quraish/Quraysh simply another confirmation of the many references to “the gathered” (Gen. 49:10) in the Bible, also known as the “Elect”? In this instance where:

1. the Covenants in verse 1 = the Old Covenant and New Covenant = The New Song;

2. the references to journeys by “Winter” and “Summer” in verse 2 are the same as those mentioned in the Gospel accounts (Matt. 24:20-22, 32-34, Mark 13:18, 28, Luke 21:30, Thomas 4:1-2);

Matthew 24:20-22, 32-34
24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the Winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
24:21 For then shall be great oppression, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the Elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

24:32 Now learn a parable of the Fig tree (Jews); When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves (1948), ye know that Summer [is] nigh:
24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (the end) is near, [even] at the doors.
24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Thomas 4:1-2
4:1 Jesus said: If you become disciples to Me and hear My words, these stones (Commandments) will minister to you. For you have five trees in Paradise which are unmoved in Summer or in Winter, and their leaves do not fall (the Torah).
4:2 Whoever KNOWS them will not taste death.

3. “the House” in verse 3 = the “House of Israel”; and

4. The Lord of the “House of Israel” in verse 4 provides them with all they need to keep them safe and secure from hunger and from fear.

Isaiah 33:16-17
33:16 He shall dwell on Sion (2 Esd. 13:35): his place of defence [shall be] the Fortress of Rock: bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure.
33:17 Thine eyes shall see The King in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off (Israel).

2 Esdras 13:35. But he (Christ) shall stand upon the top of the mount of gathering (Isa 33:16).

See also Sura 52 and Sura 86 about the mount of gathering/fortress of the Rock and The Night Visitant

The sure word of prophecy (2 Peter 1:19) concerning Christ/Shiloh gathering the “Elect” from the sons of Jacob-Israel during the last days begins in the very first book of the Bible:

Genesis 49:1, 10, 22-24
49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell YOU [that] which shall befall YOU in the last days.

49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah [to Joseph], nor a law-giver from between his feet, UNTIL Shiloh comes [from Joseph-Ephraim v 22-24]; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

49:22 Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:
49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at him], and hated him:
49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God] of Jacob; (from THERE [is] The Shepherd, The [Corner] Stone of Israel:)(1 Cor. 10:4; Daniel 2:34-5; 45)

Which should be seen as yet another sure Sign that Christ is already here and Judgment Day is coming soon.

Sura 43:61. And (Christ the Mahdi) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) The Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about The (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is The Straight Way.

Surah 106. Winter, Quraish

106:1. For the covenants (of security and safeguard enjoyed) by the Quraish (the gathered, aka the “Elect” – Gen. 49:10, Enoch 1, Matt.24:22),
106:2. Their covenants (Old and New Covenants – Rev. 14:1-3, Rev. 15:3, covering) journeys by Winter and Summer (Thomas 4:1-2),-
106:3. Let them adore the Lord of this House (the “House of Israel”),
106:4. Who provides them with food against hunger (Isa. 33:16-17), and with security against fear (of danger).

May you adore the Lord of this House, that He may provide you with the Bread of Life that you may never hunger nor ever thirst (John 6:32-35) in the safety and security that only God can provide to those who cherish and keep the Covenants.

Peace be upon you.

The direct link to this article is https://hannahmichaels.wordpress.com/2022/04/16/will-the-real-quraysh-please-stand-up/

Their rocks are not our Rock

1 Apr

by A. Freeman, contributing writer

In much the same way there is no Scriptural, historical or archaeological evidence that Peter was ever in Rome, is there any evidence Muhammad was ever in Mecca?

Peter the Roman?

The Roman Catholic church (RCC) falsely claims that the papacy derives its worldly powers via apostolic succession from Simon (Peter) Bar Jona, whom they claim was the first pope of Rome. Simon Peter was NEVER in Rome, much less the first pope of the Babylonian mystery religion (Rev. 17:5).

The RCC falsely claims Peter served in Rome in the capacity of pope from 41-66 A.D. (some historians differ on these dates, but not on the location) and that his body is buried under St. Peter’s Basilica. But even a cursory examination of the Scriptures (The Rock-solid Truth) proves this is a complete fabrication.

Matthew 10:5-6
10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go NOT into the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the “House of Israel”.

Are we to believe that Peter directly disobeyed The Master (Christ-Jesus) and went to Gentile Rome anyway? Peter’s assignment was to the Jews in and around JERUSALEM, the City of Peace, NOT Gentile Rome, which was given to Paul.

Galatians 2:7-9
2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter;
2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

In Paul’s letter to the Romans we are told that those assignments would NOT be intermingled.

Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was known about, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation.

That same letter goes on to send greetings and salutations to no less than 28 people who were in Rome at the very time Peter was supposedly pope (Rom. 16:1-15), and yet it never mentions Peter, which would be very strange and extremely rude if Peter had actually been there. It would also have been completely unnecessary to send a letter to instruct the community in Rome if Peter had been there leading them at that time.

Clearly Peter wasn’t in Rome. He was exactly where he was supposed to be: in JERUSALEM and the surrounding area. In fact Peter died (of old age, NOT on a satanic inverted cross – John 21:17-19) in Jerusalem and was buried there, where his tomb was discovered in 1953 at a Franciscan monastery site called “Dominus Flevit”.

The RCC’s first pope was not until the 4th century A.D., when the Roman Emperor Constantine took the title “bishop of bishops” for himself. He presided over the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. in that capacity, which is when and where the “Creed of Nicaea”, now known as the “Nicene Creed”, was incorporated, introducing the concept of the pagan trinity into the organized religion known as “Christianity” (Sura 4:171), mixing it with the true teachings of Christ.

The entire “apostolic succession” from Peter through to Constantine was then fabricated and back-filled to try to legitimize the church’s worldly authority. ALL based on LIES, because Simon Peter was NEVER in Rome.

Muhammad the Meccan?

The organized religion that deceitfully refers to itself as “Islam” claims, according to their traditions (the hadith), that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was allegedly born in Mecca, and later fled to Medina, before marching on Mecca two years before his death. But is any of this true? What do the Holy Scriptures tell us about Muhammad, his whereabouts and his mission?

Did the Ishmaelites, to whom God sent His Message as a mercy and a blessing (Gen. 17:20) via Muhammad (2 Esdras 1:36, Sura 28:46), dwell over a thousand kilometres south of Jerusalem, in the desert wilderness near what would thousands of years later become Mecca, in the Hijaz, or did they dwell not far from Jerusalem, within what is today referred to as “the Levant”?

Genesis 16:11-12
16:11 And the angel of the “I AM” said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the “I AM” hath heard thy affliction.
16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell TO THE EAST of all his brethren.

Genesis 17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 25:12-18
25:12 Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
25:13 And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth*; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
25:14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
25:15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
25:16 These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
25:17 And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that [is] before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: [and] he died in the presence of all his brethren.

*See also Isaiah 60:3-7, written from Jerusalem, 1000 years after the death of Ishmael.

Meccan farmers and cattle ranchers? Olive trees and date-palms flourishing in mountainous, desert wastelands?

Sura 6:135-144
6:135. Say: “O MY people! Do whatever ye can: I will do (my part): soon will ye know who it is whose end will be (best) in the Hereafter: it is certain that the wrong-doers will not prosper.”
6:136. Out of what “I AM” hath produced in abundance IN TILTH AND IN CATTLE, they assigned Him a share: they say, according to their fancies: “This is for “I AM”, and this – for Our “partners”!” But the share of their “partners” reacheth not “I AM”, whilst the share of “I AM” reacheth their “partners”! Evil (and unjust) is their assignment!
6:137. Even so, in the eyes of most of the Pagans, their “partners” made alluring the slaughter of their children, in order to lead them to their own destruction, and cause confusion in their religion. If “I AM” had willed, they would not have done so: but leave alone them and their inventions.
6:138. And they say that such and such cattle and crops are taboo, and none should eat of them except those whom – so they say – We wish; further, there are cattle forbidden to yoke or burden, and cattle on which, (at slaughter), the name of “I AM” is not pronounced; – inventions against “I AM”‘s name: soon will He requite them for their inventions.
6:139. They say: “What is in the wombs of such and such cattle is specially reserved (for food) for our men, and forbidden to our women; but if it is still-born, then all have shares therein.” For their (false) attribution (of superstitions to “I AM”), He will soon punish them: for He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge.
6:140. Lost are those who slay their children, from folly, without knowledge, and forbid food which “I AM” hath provided for them, inventing (lies) against “I AM”. They have indeed gone astray and heeded no Guidance.
6:141. It is He Who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for “I AM” loveth NOT the WASTERS (John 6:12).
6:142. Of the cattle are some for burden and some for meat: eat what “I AM” hath provided FOR YOU, and follow not the footsteps of Satan: for he is to you an avowed enemy.
6:143. (Take) eight (head of cattle) in (four) pairs: of sheep a pair, and of goats a pair; say, “Hath He forbidden the two males, or the two females, or (the young) which the wombs of the two females enclose? Tell me with knowledge if YE are truthful”:
6:144. Of camels a pair, and oxen a pair; say, “Hath He forbidden the two males, or the two females, or (the young) which the wombs of the two females enclose? – Were YE present when “I AM” ordered you such a thing?” But WHO DOTH MORE WRONG THAN ONE WHO INVENTS A LIE AGAINST “I AM”, TO LEAD ASTRAY MEN WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE? For “I AM” guideth not people who do wrong (Satan does).

Sura 16:10-11
16:10. It is He who sends down rain from the sky: from it YE drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which YE feed YOUR cattle.
16:11. With it He produces for YOU corn, olives, date-palms, grapes, and every kind of fruit: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.

See also Sura 20:53-54, Sura 22:25-30, and Sura 23:17-22

Note well: The average annual rainfall in the desert climate of Mecca: 110mm (4.3”).

Sura 80:24-32
80:24. Then let man look at his Food, (and how We provide it):
80:25. For that We pour forth water in abundance,
80:26. And We split the earth in fragments,
80:27. And produce therein Corn,
80:28. And Grapes and nutritious Plants,
80:29. And Olives and Dates,
80:30. And enclosed Gardens, dense with lofty trees,
80:31. And Fruits and Fodder,-
80:32. For use and convenience TO YOU AND YOUR CATTLE.

Does ANY of this sound like the bone-dry, treeless, rock-strewn, middle of nowhere city of Mecca?

And how could anyone possibly believe that desolate and totally off-the-beaten-path Mecca was somehow a trade hub? Established trade routes at that time existed throughout Syria and Palestine, and via the Red Sea, NOT through the middle of hundreds of miles of inhospitable terrain, totally incapable of naturally supporting crops or livestock, much less replenishing traders and their caravans. 

Sodom and Gomorrah within a daily stroll of Mecca?

Sura 37:133-138
37:133. So also was Lot among those sent (by Us).
37:134. Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all
37:135. Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind (Gen. 19:26):
37:136. Then We destroyed the rest.

Genesis 13:7-12
13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we [be] brethren.
13:9 [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the “I AM” destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the garden of the “I AM”, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed EAST: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his] tent toward Sodom.

See also Gen. 16:11-12 above and Sura 22:40-47.

Genesis 19:23-26
19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
19:24 Then the “I AM” rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the “I AM” out of heaven;
19:25 And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and SHE BECAME A PILLAR OF SALT.

Sura 46:27. We destroyed aforetime populations ROUND ABOUT YOU; and We have shown the Signs in various ways, that they may turn (to Us).

What populations were destroyed around Mecca? Sodom and Gomorrah, Ad (Admah) and Thamud (Tzeboiim? Sura 29:38) were ALL located in the plain of Jordan, EAST of Jerusalem, near or in the area known today as the Dead (Salt) Sea, the lowest spot on Earth.

Does anyone really believe Muhammad would directly disobey God’s COMMAND to warn Jerusalem and the surrounding area, so he could attack Mecca? 

Like Peter, Muhammad’s mission was to warn Jerusalem and the surrounding area. How could Muhammad do that from the present-day cities of Mecca or Medina? Did Mecca even exist during the time of Muhammad? If so, why doesn’t Mecca unambiguously appear on any map or in any historical records from that time period or before?

Sura 6:92. And this (Koran) is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that THOU mayest warn the Mother of Cities (Jerusalem – Isaiah 1:1, 21; Matt. 23:37) and all around her (just like almost all of the previous Prophets were also told to do). Those who believe in the Hereafter (also) believe this (Book), and they are constant in guarding their prayers.

Sura 42:7. Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Koran: that THOU mayest warn the Mother of Cities (Jerusalem – Matt. 5:35) and all around her,- and warn (them) of The Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt: (when) some will be in The Garden, and some in The Blazing Fire.

Galatians 4:26 But JERUSALEM which is above is free, which is the mother (of cities) of us all*.

*ALL of Abraham’s children were born in the area around JeruSALEM, the City of Peace.

Sura 27:91-92
27:91. For me, I have been COMMANDED to serve the Lord of THIS City, Him Who has sanctified it (Jerusalem) and to Whom (belong) all things: and I am COMMANDED to be of those who bow in submission to “I AM”‘s Will,-  
27:92. And to rehearse the Koran: and if any accept Guidance, they do it for the good of their own souls, and if any stray, say: “I am only a Warner”.

Sura 90:1-3
90:1. I do call to witness THIS CITY (Jerusalem);-
90:2. And THOU art a Freeman of THIS City (2 Esdras 1:35-40);-
90:3. And (the mystic ties of) Parent (Abraham) and Child (Ishmael – The Torah – Genesis 17:18);-

The Night Journey to Jerusalem

Surah 17. Isra’, The Night Journey, Children Of Israel

Sura 17:1. Glory to (“I AM”) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from a place where he was praying to the Holiest Place, whose Precincts We did bless (Mt. Moriah),- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).

It is possible that Muhammad was taken from wherever he was “in the Spirit” to Mt. Moriah (Jehovahjireh), where Abraham offered up his miracle son Isaac for a sacrifice to God, similarly to how John was taken and shown Christ’s Revelation about the Apocalypse.

However, it is also possible, if not likely, that Muhammad physically traveled to Jerusalem during a single night, guided by God. A night’s journey would certainly have been possible if Muhammad and his people lived near the SALT Sea, where Sodom and Gomorrah existed before they were destroyed (Gen. 19:24-29). Wasn’t Muhammad COMMANDED by God to warn Jerusalem – the mother of all cities (Isa. 1:1, 21, 66:13, 2 Esd. 10:7, 10:40-44, Matt. 23:37, Gal. 4:26) – and all around her (Sura 6:92, 42:7)? Does God not provide every need, every opportunity and the means to accomplish His Will (Islam, in Arabic)?

The lands and houses of “the People of The Book” given to Moslems in Mecca? Or to Moslems living near Jerusalem?

Is there any historical record to suggest that “the People of The Book” (Israelites – Sura 2:40, 2:136) ever lived in the area that would one day become Mecca? Of course not! It is a well-documented historical fact that the Israelites lived on the land promised to them by God, in and around Jerusalem, where Abraham settled, died and was buried. God then took the land and houses from the People of The Book as punishment for their disobedience (Deut. 28:30-33), and gave them to a people that came FROM THE EAST (“Moslems”), exactly as prophesied in the Bible.

2 Esdras 1:35-38
1:35 YOUR HOUSES WILL I GIVE TO A PEOPLE THAT SHALL COME; which not having heard of Me yet shall believe Me; they to whom I have showed no Signs, yet shall do that which I have commanded them.
1:36 They have seen no Prophets, yet they shall call their former estate (Abraham and Ishmael) and sins to remembrance, and acknowledge them.
1:37 I take to witness the grace of the People that shall come; whose little ones rejoice with gladness: and though they see Me not with bodily eyes, yet in spirit shall they believe the things that I say.
1:38 And now, brother, behold what glory; and see the People that cometh FROM THE EAST (Moslems):

Sura 33:26-27
33:26. And those of the People of The Book who aided them – “I AM” did take them down from their strongholds and cast terror into their hearts. (So that) some ye slew, and some ye made prisoners.
33:27. And HE made YOU* heirs of THEIR LANDS, THEIR HOUSES, and THEIR goods, and of a land which ye had not frequented (before). And “I AM” has power over all things.

*First the Israelites (the People of The Book) and later the Moslems


There is one reference to the “men of Yathrib” (Ethrib in Aramaic) in the Koran, in Sura 33:13 (The Confederates), which has traditionally been assumed to be an ancient name for the city now known as Medina. But is that true?

From: What About Medina?

Today Medina is a modern city, but it wasn’t always so. Originally Medina was not a city. The area was known as Yathrib, يثرب and it was an agricultural area. The very name means THE PLACE OF THE BULL OR THE PLACE OF CATTLE.

The bull/bullock is associated with the Israelite tribe of Ephraim, which featured a bull on their tribal standard.

Deuteronomy 33:16-17
33:16 And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and [for] the good Will of Him that dwelt in the bush: let [“The Blessing”] come upon the head of Joseph, and the CROWN upon the head of him [that was] separated from his brethren (Gen. 49:10 & 22-24).
33:17 His glory [is like] the firstling of his bullock, and his horns [are like] the horns of Unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they [are] the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they [are] the thousands of Manasseh (see Sura 18:94).

So is Sura 33:13 describing an area incapable of supporting cattle that eventually was named Medina, or is it confirming the history of the men of Ephraim (Judges 8:1), whom God referred to as His “Firstborn” among men (Jer. 31:9), and their migration to the land around Jerusalem upon their release from captivity in Egypt?

Were the lands and houses of the Canaanites, that God gave to Ephraim, not eventually given over to the Moslems, after Ephraim’s second punitive captivity by the Assyrians, followed by their subsequent release and migration to the British Isles?

Sura 33:13-15
33:13. Behold! A party among them said: “Ye men of Yathrib (Ethrib/Ephraim)! Ye cannot stand (the attack)! Therefore go back!” And a band of them ask for leave of the Prophet, saying, “Truly our houses are bare and exposed,” though they were not exposed: they intended nothing but to run away.
33:14. And if an entry had been effected to them from the sides of the (city), and they had been incited to sedition, they would certainly have brought it to pass, with nothing but a brief delay!
33:15. And yet they had ALREADY covenanted with “I AM” not to turn their backs, and a Covenant with “I AM” must (certainly) be answered for.

Psalm 78:9-11
78:9 The children of Ephraim,[being] armed, [and] carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
78:10 They kept not The Covenant of God, and refused to walk in His Law;
78:11 And forgot His works, and His wonders that He had showed them.

Other Inherited Lands in the Plains of Jordan and Surrounding Area

The ‘Ad people (Admah), whose land the Ishmaelites also inherited, lived near Jerusalem too [obviously not far from the Dead (Salt) Sea – Gen. 14:2-3], NOT Mecca.

Sura 7:74. And remember how He made YOU inheritors after the ‘Ad people and gave YOU habitations in the land: ye build for yourselves palaces and castles in (open) plains, and carve out homes in the mountains; so bring to remembrance the benefits (ye have received) from God, and refrain from evil and mischief on the Earth.”

Deuteronomy 29:22-23
29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they SEE the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the “I AM” hath laid upon it (Sura 37:133-138);
29:23 [And that] the whole land thereof [is] brimstone, and SALT, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah (Sura 7:65-74), and Zeboim, which the “I AM” overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath:

The Hadith and Hijaz or the Koran and Jerusalem?

The Arabic word “Hijaz” (also spelled “Hejaz”) means “something standing in between” or “the barrier”, and that’s exactly what that part of the world, with all of this made-up, hadith-driven Meccan paganism is: a barrier standing in between the MINOs (Muslims in name only) and The God (Allah) Whom they claim to worship. 

The hadith was fabricated hundreds of years after the death of Muhammad to divert believers/pilgrims from Jerusalem to Mecca, to generate business and tourism. It (the hadith) is the sole source for the birthplace, supposed sayings and the biographical particulars of Muhammad’s alleged activities and military conquests. Is it not a wonder why Muhammad would be anywhere near the area that today is called Mecca, much less attack it, if he was COMMANDED by God to be a warner and a witness to the people (including his own) living in and around Jerusalem, over 1000km away?

Weren’t some of those people in and around Jerusalem also “Jews” and “Christians”? And why would the Koran even address and admonish the beliefs of “Jews” and “Christians” if the intended audience had no first-hand knowledge of these people or their beliefs?

Were the author and the first adherents of the Koran not the original protestants, exposing the pagan trinity, pagan rites and pagan rituals of Roman Catholicism that are found nowhere in the Bible?

Does this not also logically explain why there are hundreds (if not thousands) of Syro Aramaic (Syriac) words in the Koran/Quran, including the word “Qur’an” itself? The Arabic alphabet is a derivative of the Nabataean alphabet, or (and more likely) is taken directly from the Syriac alphabet (Syrian/Syro Aramaic). Both the Nabataean and Syriac alphabets originate from the Aramaic alphabet – one of the languages that Jesus spoke. And the Aramaic alphabet is descended from the Phoenician alphabet. Syro Aramaic (Syriac) was the native tongue of the Arabs (the Arabian tongue before the modern language now called “Arabic” existed), universally used for commerce and trade for hundreds of years, including during the lifetime of Muhammad.

Muhammad reportedly married Khadija, a Roman Catholic, when he was 25 and she was 40 (in or about 595 A.D.). Khadija’s cousin was called Waraquah, and was a Roman Catholic priest.

At its height under the Justinian dynasty (518-602 A.D.), the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) empire NEVER occupied Mecca, nor extended any further south into the Arabian peninsula than the southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba. So what makes more sense? A Roman Catholic priest and his Roman Catholic first cousin living in the Roman Catholic controlled Eastern Roman empire, or in a foreign and virtually uninhabitable environment, nowhere near any established trade route and hundreds and hundreds of km away from the closest Eastern Roman outpost?

Further, are we to actually believe that Omar (Umar) conducted a sustained military campaign in the Levant for years in the wake of Muhammad’s passing in 632 AD, from distant (and non-existent) Mecca or Medina?

Or were he and the ummah still living amongst their fellow Ishmaelites in the plains of Jordan, and elsewhere throughout the fertile areas of Syria and Palestine, with enough men and resources to capture Damascus in 634 AD and to lay siege to Jerusalem for months in 636-637 AD, before capturing it too in the Spring of 638 AD? And where did the capital and resources come from to support those local war efforts, if not from trading much needed leather and other goods with the Eastern Roman/Byzantine army, by far the largest single consumer group in the region?

Is it not blatantly obvious that Mecca could not possibly have been the alleged military, economic and spiritual centre of the entire ”Islamic” universe during the rise of the Arab empire following Muhammad’s passing in 632 AD, as the “Islamic tradition” (hadith) FALSELY claims? Isn’t that why the emerging Arab empire was ruled from Damascus (Gal. 1:17) from 634 – 750 AD (during the Umayadd dynasty), and then from 750 – 900 AD from Baghdad/Babylon (under the Abbasid dynasty)?

It needs to be correctly understood that ALL of the “Islamic” pilgrimmage sites in and around Mecca have been renamed in a deceitful attempt to make it appear as if they’re referred to in the Koran. A few examples of this are the “Kaba” (God’s House was built in Jeru-SALEM, the City of PEACESura 2:126), Safa and Marwa (which are symbols of God, NOT two idolatrous mounds of rubble – Sura 2:158, John 3:3-7, 4:10), Arafat (the Mount of Recognition – Jehovahjireh in the land of Moriah – Gen. 22:14, Sura 2:198), the valley of Baca (the valley of “tears” in the land of Moriah, near Jerusalem – Ps. 84:6, Sura 3:96), The Cave (of Hira??? – Sura 18:17) and even the medina (l-madīnati), which simply means “the city”. Of course Mecca itself is never mentioned by name nor inference in either the Holy Koran or the Holy Bible, which would explain why we don’t find Mecca in any genuine pre-Islamic literature or on any maps of Arabia until the early 10th century A.D.

The same goes for the back-filled cradle-to-grave details we’ve been spoon-fed about Muhammad Mustafa. A supposed “year of the Elephant” announcing his birth, into the non-existent Meccan tribe of “Quraysh”? More fabled nonsense about how the pagan temple/mosque in Mecca – that God condemned in His Koran (Sura 9:107-111) – was purportedly protected by God, both from the fictitious military expedition supposedly led by Abraha, and then later from Muhammad himself?

Outside of the completely fabricated “Islamic tradition” (Matt. 15:3, 6) there is not one single shred of tangible evidence that Muhammad was ever anywhere near the present-day cities of Mecca or Medina. Everything in Scripture and from the available secular historical records point toward JERUSALEM and the surrounding area.

No wonder “in the early years of Islam, the Qiblah direction was towards the city of Jerusalem”  – please see: Suras 2:125-127, 2:144, 3:96-97, 5:98, 6:92, 9:7, 9:19, 9:28, 9:108, 14:35, 17:1, 22:25-26, 27:91, 42:7, 48:2225, 90:1-2 and 95:1-4, and compare with: Gen. 22:2-3, 14, 1 kings 6:1-2, 11-14, 1 kings 8:29, 1 kings 8:41-45, 2 Chron. 3:1, 2 Chron. 6:18-21, Ps. 5:7, 84.47, 138:2, and Isa. 56:7.

Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible OVER 800 TIMES (and over 100 times more as Zion, as well as indirectly at least 28 more times in the Koran, IF it’s properly read and understood). It’s where GOD SAID He put His Name, His House, where His Prophets and His Messengers – including Peter (Cephas…little stone…John 1:42) and Muhammad (from little Petra, in Jordan?) – were sent as warners, and where His Servants were and still are instructed to pray towards.

Conversely, there is no mention of the city of Mecca anywhere in the Bible or in the Koran.

Which city do you think God placed an emphasis on? Does our changeless God (Mal. 3:6) change His Mind?

Sura 48:23. (Such has been) the practice (approved) by “I AM” already in the past: NO CHANGE wilt thou find in the practice (approved) by “I AM” (Heb. 13:8).

Everything we know, or believe we know, about the history of Mecca is based on nothing more than fairy tales, i.e. a pack of lies concocted by Satan/Iblis and distributed through his lucrative corporate fictional organized religions and his glove puppet armies of priests, pastors, rabbis, imams, etc.

Mecca didn’t exist until hundreds of years after Muhammad’s passing, much like Nazareth didn’t exist until hundreds of years after the cruxifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The entire “Islamic tradition” about Muhammad in Mecca, fabricated in Babylon hundreds of years after his passing, has been back-filled over the centuries with fanciful stories to try to legitimize Mecca and its new organized religion, like its mother Rome before it. ALL based on LIES, because Muhammad was NEVER in Mecca.

Look to God and His Book for the answers to His mysteries. Only the Truth can set you free (King of kings’ BibleJohn 8:23-29, KJV 8:32-38).

Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God [was] their Rock, and the High God their redeemer.

The direct link to this article is https://hannahmichaels.wordpress.com/2022/04/01/their-rocks-are-not-our-rock/

The Elephant in the Sura 105 Room

23 Oct

by A. Freeman, contributing writer

Among the numerous fables deceitfully written into fake “Islamic” history, the tale about the Companions of the Elephant (Sura 105), may be one of the biggest whoppers of them all.

In the Meccan tradition, the story they pretend announced the birth of Muhammad (peace be upon him), purportedly goes something like this:

A Yemeni governor named Abraha commenced a military expedition, on behalf of the Christian king of Habasha/Abyssinia, to destroy the pagan temple in Mecca, the present-day version of which is deceitfully referred to as “the Kaba”.

The primary reason for this conquest? To allegedly reroute the pagan pilgrimage and its lucrative business income from polytheistic Mecca in Saudi Arabia, to Sanaa in Yemen. An amazing irony given that the hadith – the sole source for this story – was actually fabricated hundreds of years after the death of Muhammad for that exact purpose, to maintain the lucrative Meccan business of idol worship and idol sales, that still goes on to this day in their God-forbidden mosque (Masjid al-Haram).

Depending upon which version of the story is told, Abraha allegedly drove an army of elephants, a group of thirteen elephants, or just one elephant (the number probably reduced over time once its impossible nature was questioned), along with tens of thousands of men (the numbers vary greatly, usually between 20,000 – 60,000 men), over more than 1000 km of barren desert and mountainous terrain toward Mecca, attacking others along the way, stealing camels that were conveniently given back, and recruiting into his army from among the locals.

But once Abraha was within reach of Mecca, the largest elephant, dubbed “Mahmood”, stopped in its tracks, allegedly under Divine order to protect the pagan temple in Mecca. A flock of birds, “like swallows and herons”, is assumed to have then dive-bombed the group, delivering three pebbles each, “the size of chickpeas and lentils”, to send the elephants running, and killing every man in Abraha’s party that was hit.

Of course there are a few huge problems with this fantasy (Sura 31:30), not the least of which is the fact there is no mention of Abraha, nor of the expedition, nor of its use of elephants or its timing, found anywhere in the Koran (Quran), nor in the Bible that the Koran was sent to confirm.

There are also very obvious problems with where the elephants came from, and driving elephants (even just one) on a 1000+ km (over 650 miles) trek across the Arabian mountains and desert, in a country that has no permanent rivers. You see, African or Asian elephants – neither of which live in the Arabian deserts and mountains – consume between 100-270 kg (200-600 lbs) of food, and drink up to 200 litres (50 gallons) per day, all of which would need to be carried by the expedition. That’s roughly 450 kg (1000 lbs) of food and water per elephant every day!

Multiply these figures by at least a 30-day interval for the trip there, and by thirteen elephants instead of just one (the more popular version of the story), and the amount of food and water that would need to be carried just to arrive at Mecca could have approached a staggering 180 metric tons. Double that if the elephants were to be fed and watered on the return trip. And don’t forget to include hundreds of tons of food and water for tens of thousands of men and their camels too. The rest of the story is similarly for the birds. Literally.

Links included below to a few of the many retellings of this cherished fairy tale:

The Story of the Owners of the Elephant (From Surah Al-Fil) – By Ibn Kathir

Tafsir of Surah al Fil – The Elephant (Surah 105)

The story of the Companions of the Elephant

Route of Abraha’s army that came to destroy the Holy Kaaba retraced

There is even a feature length film promoting this shameless propaganda:

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015).

Before anyone mindlessly cries in reply “but Allah can do anything” which of course He can, one needs to ask WHY Allah would save an overtly pagan temple from destruction, that He has repeatedly condemned (e.g. in Sura 9:107-111)? And if Muhammad’s birth was so important, why didn’t Allah tell us about it in HIS Book?

There was no angelic announcement, nor any virgin, miracle birth for Muhammad, because Muhammad was NOT The Way (THE Example) that everyone must follow. Muhammad was just a messenger, like all the messengers God sent before him (Sura 3:144).

Jesus is The Way, superior to all others, that anyone with Faith (Acts 5:29-32) MUST follow, exactly as God said in His Koran.

Sura 3:55. Behold! GOD SAID: “O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee SUPERIOR to those who reject faith, to The Day of Resurrection: then shall ye all return unto Me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

The (ir)rationalization usually given in reply to this question is that Abraham purportedly made a similarly impossible trip over 2000 years earlier, to physically build the foundations of a pagan temple, in the middle of a barren wilderness area that wouldn’t become a city for another 2000+ years. Didn’t Allah tell us hundreds and hundreds of times that His Holy House was in Jerusalem, and that Abraham was NOT of the pagans?

Sura 3:95-96

3:95. Say: “God speaketh the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the SANE in Faith; he was not of the Pagans.”
3:96. The chief House (of worship) appointed for men was that at The Holy Place (of Tears/Baca/Bakka – Ps. 84:6 – Mt. Moriah): full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings:

We do not need ANY of these ridiculous and unscriptural attempts to explain any of God’s Word, including Sura 105. We only need to trust in God, read His Scriptures and follow His instructions, so that God Himself can explain its meaning to us.

The Koran repeatedly reminds us that it was sent to CONFIRM what came before it in the Old Covenant and New Covenant (see Suras 2:97-98, 3:1-3, 4:47, 5:51, 6:92-94, 6:154-157, 10:37, 12:111, 22:52, 35:31, 46:12, 61:6-7), and that we should NOT be in doubt of the true Bible reaching us (Sura 15:9-10, Sura 32:23). This alone eliminates the fable of Mahmood helping to save the pagan temple in Mecca, which isn’t found anywhere in the Scripture of TRUTH, i.e. the Bible and the Koran. 

The word “confirm” means “to give new assurance of the validity of: remove doubt about by authoritative act or indisputable fact (Sura 32:23)”. It does NOT mean “correct” nor “supersede”, nor “disregard”.

Among the confirmations found in the Koran is that of Enoch/Idris, God’s first prophet, whom God made a point of telling us He raised to a lofty station (Hebrews 11:5, Sura 19:56-57), to emphasize the importance of God’s Message to Enoch. And, unsurprisingly, that’s exactly where we find the true explanation of Sura 105, augmented with a few references from The Law and the Gospel.

The Elephant (al-Fil) – Surah 105.

105:1. Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the Companions of the Elephant (Enoch 85:6)?
105:2. Did He not make their treacherous plan go astray?
105:3. And He sent against them “Flights of Birds” (Exodus 19:4, Matthew 24:28),
105:4. Striking them with stones of baked clay (Sura 10:7).
105:5. Then did He make them like an empty field of stalks and straw, (of which the corn) has been eaten up (Enoch 88:8).

The Story of the Elephants and their CompanionsEnoch 85-87, 88:1-8:

85:1 Again I looked with my eyes, while sleeping, and surveyed heaven above.
85:2 And behold a single star fell from heaven (Samyaza).
85:3 Which being raised up, ate and fed among these cows.
85:4 After that, I perceived other large and black cows; and beheld all of them change their stalls and pastures, while their young began to lament one with another. Again I looked in my vision and surveyed heaven; when behold I saw many stars (the Watchers) which descended, and projected themselves from heaven to where the first star (Samyaza) was.
85:5 Into the midst of those young ones; while the cows were with them, feeding in the midst of them.
85:6 I looked at and observed them; when behold, they all protruded their parts of shame like horses, and began to ascend the young heifers, all of whom became pregnant, and brought forth elephants (giants), camels, and asses (Gen. 6:4, Enoch 7:11).
85:7 At these all the cows (men) were alarmed and terrified; when they began to bite them with their teeth, swallowing and striking with their horns.
85:8 They began also to devour (eat) the cows (men); and behold all the children of the Earth trembled, shook with terror at them, and suddenly fled away.
86:1 Again I perceived them, when they began to strike and to swallow each other; and the Earth cried out. Then I raised my eyes a second time towards heaven, and saw in a vision, that, behold, there came forth from heaven as it were the likeness of white men. One came forth from there; and three with him (Archangels).
86:2 Those three (the “eagles” – see Exodus 19:4, Matthew 24:28), who came forth last, seized me by my hand; and raising me UP from the generations of the Earth, elevated me to a high station (Sura 19:56-57).
86:3 Then they showed me a lofty tower on the Earth (Mt. Ararat), while every hill became diminished. And they said: Remain here, until thou perceivest what shall come upon those elephants, camels, and asses (giants), upon the stars (the Watchers of heaven), and upon all the cattle (humans) – (the Flood).
87:1 Then I looked at that one of the four who had the likeness of white men, who came forth first (Michael).
87:2 He seized the first star which fell down from heaven.
87:3 And, binding it hand and foot, he cast it into a valley; a valley narrow, deep, stupendous, and gloomy.
87:4 Then one of them drew his sword, and gave it to the elephants, camels, and asses, who began to strike each other. And the whole Earth shook on account of them.
87:5 And when I looked in the vision, behold, one of those four angels, who came forth; HURLED FROM HEAVEN, collected together, and took all the great stars, whose parts of shame resembled those of horses; and binding them all hand and foot, cast them into the cavities of the Earth (2 Pet. 2:4).
88:1 Then one of those four went to the white cows, and taught them a secret. It was born, and while the cow (Lamech) was trembling (ch. 105:3), became a man, and built for himself a large ship (Noah’s Ark). In this he dwelt, and three cows (Ham, Shem, and Japheth) dwelt with him in that ship, which covered them (Gen. 7:7).
88:2 Again I lifted up my eyes towards heaven, and saw a lofty roof. Above it were seven cataracts, which poured forth much water on a certain village.
88:3 Again I looked, and behold there were “mountains” (governments) open on the Earth in that large village.
88:4 The water began to boil up, and rose over the Earth; so that the village was not seen, while its whole soil was covered with water.
88:5 Much water was over it, darkness, and clouds. Then I surveyed the height of this water; and it was elevated above the village.
88:6 It flowed over the village, and stood higher than the earth.
88:7 Then all the cows which were collected there, while I looked upon them, were drowned, swallowed up, and destroyed in the water.
88:8 But the ship floated above it. ALL the cows, the elephants, the camels, and the asses, were drowned on the Earth, and all cattle. Nor could I perceive them. Neither were they able to get out, but perished, and sunk into the deep.

The Treacherous Plan of the Companions of the Elephants (Giants) RevealedEnoch 7

7:1 It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful (Gen. 6:1-2).
7:2 And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other: Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.
7:3 Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps not be disposed to the performance of this enterprise;
7:4 And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime.
7:5 But they answered him and said: We all swear;
7:6 And bind ourselves by mutual oaths, that we will not change our intention, BUT EXECUTE OUR PROJECTED UNDERTAKING.
7:7 Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual oaths. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of Mount Armon.
7:8 That mountain, therefore, they called Armon, because they had sworn upon it, and bound themselves by mutual oaths.
7:9 These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danyal, Azkeel, Sarakuyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them.
7:10 Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantation, and the dividing of roots and trees.

7:11 And they conceiving brought forth giants (Gen. 6:4-6, Enoch 85:6);
7:12 Whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labour of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them;
7:13 So they then turned themselves against men, in order to devour them;
7:14 And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood.
7:15 Then the Earth reproved the unrighteous (by the climate and diseases).

The Flights of “Birds” (Angels, aka “the Eagles”) – Exodus 19:3-4

19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the “I AM” called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the “House of Jacob”, and tell the children of Israel;
19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you “ON EAGLES’ WINGS”, and brought you unto Myself.

Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than THE EAGLES OF THE HEAVEN: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will THE EAGLES be gathered together.

Luke 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body [is], there will THE EAGLES be gathered together.

The Stones of Baked “Clay”Sura 2:23-24

2:23. And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Sura like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides God, if your (doubts) are true.
2:24. But if ye cannot- and of a surety ye cannot– then fear The Fire WHOSE FUEL IS MEN AND STONES (Enoch 10:7),- which is prepared for those who reject Faith.

Sura 6:2. He it is Who created you (men/humans/the Adamic race) FROM CLAY, and then decreed a stated term (for you). And there is in His Presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!

Sura 7:11-12

7:11. It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the (fallen) angels submit to Adam, and you submitted (Luke 9:55); not so Iblis (Lucifer); he refused to be of you who submitted.
7:12. (“I AM”) said: “What prevented thee from submitting when I commanded thee?” He said: “I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire (energy), and him from clay.”

Sura 15:26-29

15:26. WE CREATED MAN FROM SOUNDING CLAY, from mud moulded into shape;

15:27. And the Being (of light) race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind.
15:28. Behold! Thy Lord said to the (fallen) angels: “I am about to create man, from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape;
15:29. When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down into submission inside him.”

Genesis 2:7 And the “I AM” God formed man [of] the dust of the ground (clay), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became alive and was given a soul [spirit Being] (human+being).

Enoch 10:1-9

10:1 Then the Most High, the Great and Holy One spoke;
10:2 And sent Arsayalalyur to the son of Lamech
10:3 Saying: Say to him in My name; Conceal thyself.
10:4 Then explain to him the consummation which is about to take place; for all the Earth shall perish; the waters of a deluge shall come over the whole Earth, and all things which are in it shall be destroyed.
10:5 And now teach him how he may escape, and how his seed may remain in all the Earth (Gen. 6:11-22).
10:6 Again the Lord said to Raphael: Bind Azazyel hand and foot; cast him into darkness; and opening the desert which is in Dudael, cast him in there.
10:7 THROW UPON HIM HURLED AND POINTED STONES (Sura 2:24); covering him with darkness;
There shall he remain for ever; cover his face, that he may not see the Light.
10:9 And in the great Day of Judgement let him be cast into The Fire (Rev. 20:10; Sura 2:24).

Enoch 53:1-6

53:1 Then I looked and turned myself to another part of the Earth, where I beheld a deep valley burning with fire.
53:2 To this valley they brought monarchs and the mighty.
53:3 And there my eyes beheld the instruments which they were making, fetters of iron in which there was not weight.
53:4 Then I inquired of the angel of peace, who proceeded with me, saying: For whom are these fetters and instruments prepared? (Jude 6).
53:5 He replied: These are prepared for the host of Azazyel, that they may be delivered over and adjudged to the lowest condemnation; AND THAT THESE ANGELS MAY BE OVERWHELMED WITH HURLED STONES, as the Lord of spirits has COMMANDED (ch. 10:7; Sura 2:24).
53:6 Michael and Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel shall be strengthened in that day (Dan. 12:1), and shall then cast them into a furnace of blazing fire, that the Lord of spirits may be avenged of them for their crimes; because they became ministers of satan (Lucifer/Iblis), and seduced (Sura 7:27) those who dwell upon Earth.

Scriptural Precedent

Where God has Commanded His Angels (the “Eagles”) to rain down (brim)stones as hard as baked clay before, during the times of Abraham and Lot (on Sodom and Gomorrah):

Sura 11:82. When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer,-

Sura 51:31-34

51:31. (Abraham) said: “And what, O ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?”
51:32. They said, “We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin;-
51:33. To bring on, on them, (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),
51:34. Marked as from thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds.

The Scriptures, as always, speak for themselves.

From the Gospel of Jesus, according to John, with the words of Christ-Jesus in blue:

John 5:39 Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life: and they are they which testify of me.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, the Truth, and the Life: NOT one man cometh unto the Father, EXCEPT by me (Sura 3:55).

Leave the blind guides of organized religion alone. They are the blind leading the blind.

Learn The Way home or face The Fire fueled with men and stones.

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