MOSES AND ISLAM: THE OLDER DOES NOT RESEMBLE THE YOUNGER

It is the fear of persecution that sustains Islam
The fear of Persecution Sustains Islam

By
Babatunde Fagoyinbo

Introduction

My uncle was travelling home on this fateful day. He got to Ido-Ajinare junction on Efon Alaaye – Aramoko Road in Ekiti State and stopped by to buy some yams for his mother. There were some secondary school children standing by, after closing of school. One of them exclaimed “Daddy yi jǫ tişa wa!” (“This Baba resembles our teacher!”).

The reversal of the fact was because they knew the teacher very well before seeing the senior brother. So Muslims’ claim that Moses practised Islam is a reversal of “assumed religious practice’. However Judaism I fundamentally different from Islam.

“You’re not right, my children.” He corrected. “It’s your teacher that resembles me.“

In reality, the resemblance between the two brothers was outstanding. There was a space of about twenty years between them. Had they been twin brothers, you would mistake them for identical. Characteristic of him, he bought soft drinks for them all. It was a sunny day.

Moses was born about 1525 BC, making him about 1525 years older than Jesus, the Christ. Muhammad was born about 560 AD, making him about 590 years younger than Christ. The time span between Moses and Muhammad would be about 2115 years.

Within that span of years, the Arabs were idol worshippers. Haggar’s obstinacy prevented Ishmael from staying under the umbrella of faith in his youth; even when an angel of God warned her to submit to her mistress. He thus fell into idolatry, like his mother

Judaism started with Abraham about 2091 BC and Moses was born into it 566 years after. This implies that Judaism is about 2711 years ahead of Islam if Muhammad started Islam at the age of 30 years.

We Need to Get Our Story Line Correct.

It was revealed that Muhammad respected the revelations to Moses and Jesus, the Christ, in Qur’an (2:135 – 136) contrary to the distorted views of false Muslims. In (92, 254) Muhammad declared “Do not give me precedence over Musa.”. Shaft’s statement “…the religion acceptable in the sight of Allah is that particular Islam which conforms to the revelation and teachings credited to that prophet” contradicts God’s declaration of Himself “… I am the Lord, I change not…” Mal 3:6-7, KJV). Read also Psalm 102:25-27.

This can be attested to by the fact that every plant, animal, terrestrial creatures, the earth, the seas, the rivers, the winds, etc. still carry the characteristics that God bestowed on them at creation. It is only man that has changed because of his rebellion and that only in his relationship with God and his fellow men. His physiology remains the same.

God’s love to man made Him immediately establish a redemption plan that will lead to the manifestation of man through the seed of the woman “And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Gen 3:15,15) and liberate creation from bondage; Adam was not cursed but creation was put in bondage, the earth would no longer yield without stress “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Gen 3:17-19) and an innocent animal was sacrificed by God to atone for man’s sin of disobedience and cover their nakedness “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Gen 3:21).

Thus, creation is awaiting his manifestation “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8:19-21, KJV).

Islam Learned from Judaism and Christianity

Islam is an amalgamation of Judaism and Christianity with a strong bias to Judaism and infusion of lust.

We shall look at only one item to debunk that Moses practised Islam; the issue of adultery and rape. There are several others but we need not belabour the issue.

Islam’s testimony of Moses and Jesus

And indeed, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book and followed him up with a succession of Messengers. And We gave ‘Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), clear signs and supported him with Ruh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel) i’)I._.JI 4….#]. Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some you disbelieved and some you killed..” (Suirah 2. AI-Baqarah: 87). Though Muhammad;s testimony on Moses may be partially correct, his testimony concerning Jesus is incorrect

Adultery in Islam

And those who guard their chastity (i.e . private parts, from illegal sexual acts). Except from their wives or (the slaves) that their right hands possess, – for then, they are free from blame;” Quran 23:5-6 See also 70:22-30; 33:50). The Muslim practice of having sex with captured women is reported often in the Hadith, where we learn that Muhammad’s only objection to sex with captives was his condemnation of birth control (Sahih Muslim 3371; Sahih al-Bukhari 4138; Sahih Muslim 3384).

Though Islam forbids adultery, it permits sexual intercourse with married women captives “Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess” (Qur’an 4:24). This practice is explained in this historical background (Sunan Abu Dawud 2150).

Professor Saud Saleh of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt reportedly said rape is allowed between times of “legitimate war” between Muslims and their enemies (Burman, 2016).

Adultery in Judaism

Judaism prohibits adultery “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” (Ex 20:14) and prescribes punishment “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.” (Deut 22:22)

An example of God’s wrath against the practice of adultery was that of Zimri with a Midianite woman “… the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab…. and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods….  and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.  And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor…. one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses…And when Phinehas, … he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand… and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel…. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.” (Num 25:1-11).

God honoured Phinehas for his deed  “Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” (Num 25:12-13) and descended on the Midianites heavily in the hand of Moses “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Vex the Midianites, and smite them: For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor’s sake.” (Num 25:16-18)

Conclusion

Moses could not have practised Islam because he predates Islam. Moses practised Judaism  and the teachings of Judaism are fundamentally different from the teachings of Islam

REFERENCES

Burman, J (2016). An Islamic professor has allegedly claimed Muslim men are allowed by Allah to rape non-Muslim women in order to “humiliate” them. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/635942/Islam-Scholar-Saud-Saleh-Cairo-Slavery-Muslim-Women-Pagan-ISIS-Al-Azhar-University-Egypt

Shafi, MMM (). Ma’ariful Qur’an.  Translated by MH Askari and M Shamim. Revised by MMT Usmani. Vol 1 (Surah Al-Fatihah, Al-Baqarah)

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Engr Joseph Babatunde Fagoyinbo was born on January 16, 1947. He enlisted for engineering education and obtained the BSc degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1977 and an M.Eng degree in Environmental Engineering in 1982. He attended an 8-week training programme at the Fondation de l’Eau, Limoges France in July/August 1998 as the leader of a Nigerian delegation. In 2000 he also attended the UNESCO-sponsored Higher Hydrologicy Course at the Moscow State University in July/August 2000 Engr Fagoyinbo has since 1977 been having practsing in the field of engineering including design and construction supervision of water supply, river channel training works and environmental management facilities, industrial development, entrepreneurship, etc.

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