ELEVATING PROPHET MUHAMMAD
TO A POSITION OF GODHOOD
By: Kassim Ahmad
12 June, 2017
Most Muslims everywhere are not even aware they have committed the greavious crime of associating God with Muhammad. The attestation of faith is contained in Surah Ali-Imran, (3) verse 18, "God bears witness there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge, Truthfully and equitably He is the absolute god. There is no god but He, the Almighty, Most Wise."
In Surah Al-Munafiqun (63: 1) the second testimony is rejected. This second testimony goes, "When the hypocrites come to you, they say, "We bear witness that you are the messenger of God." God knows that you are His messenger and God bears witness that you are liars."
Twenty-five messengers of God are mentioned in the Quran. Why does this second testimony mention Muhammad alone? How did prophets Ibrahim, Moses and Jesus Christ testify?
Religion or deen, meaning a way of life is the way of life decreed by God. Because Prophet Muhammad (note that I do not distinguish him from from other prophets) except that he was the last, and he sent to the world with the last divine scripture. This scripture is protected by an awesome mathemetically-structured code called Code 19.
Most Muslims, when Muhammad's name is mentioned, repeat the mantra sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam . (on him be God's help and peace), blithely forgetting that a few verse before that (verse 43) states God's help to believers. The verse on God helping Muhammad is 56. See how most Muslims go against God's order. Look at the consequences. We have fallen to a very low place in the world. We were the Number One Power sixty years after the prophet's death. We occupied that place for eight centuries. Baghdad was the capital of the world. Medieval Europe sat at the feet of Baghdad for three centuries before their Renaissance
Amazingly Muslim scholars have not answered the question of the fall of Islam. Do they think of Islam as simply rituals? Do they not know that Islam made great contributions to world civilization? It is high time they do and pave the way for a second Muslim civilization that must come. It must come because Europe and by extension the U.S is bankrupt and finished. Genuine Islam as contained in the Quran must be creatively applied to suit modern circumstances.
It is reported that Islam is the fastest growing religion now. This is good news, but that alone is not enough. There must be thinkers and philosophers who can think through the maze of modern life, clearly define the Muslim way of life and solve its problems. successfully.
In this great endeavour, we must distinguish between Arabization and Islam. An Arab is a national category; Islam is a religious category. The two are not the same.
KASSIM AHMAD is a Malaysian author. His website