We have seen how the mullahs have corrupted Islam from the simple perfection that is still preserved in the Koran to become basically an Arab paganism of the medieval desert which in turn is a plagiarism from the Bible.
In this chapter we will discuss another important example of the mullah religion which again contradicts the teachings of the Koran.
The Fake Shahada
To profess their faith in their religion, the mullahs make this declaration: "I bear witness that there is no Allah except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. " (Arabic transliteration: "Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illal-laahu wa-ash hadu anna muhammadan rasulallah"). The shiahs may add the words ‘wa Ali waliullah’ meaning ‘and Ali is the representative of Allah’.
This testimony is called the Shahada and it must be recited by every sunni as an attestation of their faith. Consequently anyone who does not 'bear witness' is not accepted as a sunni by them.
However this testimony is not sanctioned by the teachings of the prophet in the Koran.
Sunnis may feel astounded at this statement especially since the Shahada is considered the bedrock foundation of sunni faith. The Shahada is the first of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The purpose of the Shahada is many fold. For example without the Shahada their ritual prayer (to Allah) is nullified. Also before a newcomer is accepted into the sunni religion, a public declaration of the Shahada in front of witnesses must be made. In some countries converts are given a "certificate" after reciting the Shahada to confirm they have been "admitted" into the religion.
To associate anything or anyone with Allah is known as 'shirk', the highest degree of polytheism, which Allah does not forgive. This is made clear in 4:48.
4:48 Surely Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with Him, and forgives what is besides that to whomsoever He pleases; and whoever associates anything with Allah, he devises indeed a great sin.
The Koran also stipulates that muslims must place their trust in the one Allah and not on anyone else.The Koran is quite clear on this :
39:45 And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink with aversion, and when those besides Him are mentioned, lo! they are joyful.
This verse describes the mullahs most exactly. When you tell the mullahs ‘Mention Allah’s name alone’ they will get uncontrollably angry. Angry enough to want to kill you. This is because they do not have enough faith in Allah alone. But when you say ‘Lets also mention the name Muhammad’ they will immediately become joyful.
Therefore the Shahada cannot be the correct way to affirm faith in Islam because besides Allah, another human name is also included.
The mullahs retort is that they worship Allah alone and are not worshipping Muhammad. They are merely paying Muhammad due respect by mentioning his name in their Shahada.
This is mullah double talk again. Because if the name Muhammad is not mentioned their ritual worship of Allah is nullified. It is obvious that the key to their worship of Allah is mentioning the name Muhammad. Without mentioning this name Muhammad, their "prayers to Allah" and everything else fails for them. This is shirk or polytheism or associating partners with Allah.
The mullahs have a simpler reason for placing the name Muhammad right up there beside Allah. Since the mullahs say they are the "inheritors of the prophet" (al-ulema warasa-tul anbiya) they are actually elevating themselves on a par with the prophet. And since they have elevated the prophet on a par with Allah, indirectly it implies that the mullahs are also on a par with Allah. This way it is easier for them to fool the flock.
We have also seen in Chapter 13 that the name Muhammad is not found in the Koran. It is a mullah invention.
People blindly following their mullahs without thinking or challenging them are the root cause of their lives being destroyed. This blind acceptance of the Shahada is no different. If only people read and understand the Koran then they would realize that the following verse which was revealed to the prophet is just as applicable to us today:
17:36 You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them.
We should be able to substantiate our beliefs. We have to verify what we hear from the mullahs. So where does their Shahada come from?
Abu Hurairah’s Shahada
The Shahada testimony that is taught by the sunni mullahs originates from a fictional character by the name of Abu Hurairah. The hadith given below is from "Mishkat-ul-Masabih", translation by Maulana Fazlul Karim, Volume 1, Chapter 1, no. 27. (Published by the Book House, Lahore, Pakistan). There are many versions of this hadith.
The fake hadith regarding the Shahada says: One day Abu Hurairah went to the people and told them that the Messenger had authorized him to go and tell them to recite the Shahada "ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illallaahu wa ash hadu anna muhammadan rasulullah". Another version ends with "muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu".
The first person Abu Hurairah came across to give this Shahada was Saidina Omar (later the second caliph). When Omar heard it he promptly punched Abu Hurairah in the chest and knocked him to the ground. Then Omar put his foot on Abu Hurairah's neck and asked him how dare he utter such a blasphemy.
Abu Hurairah (who is recorded in the hadith as having received quite a few beatings from Omar during his lifetime) then cried out and named the Messenger as his authority. When again challenged by Saidina Omar, Abu Hurairah pulled out a pair of leather slippers and showed them to Omar. The slippers, he said, were given to him by the Prophet, as proof of what he was saying. Recognizing the prophet's slippers, Omar simmered down. Everyone then happily started reciting the Shahada.
This most incredible story is the background to the Shahada of Abu Hurairah, which has been adopted by the mullahs as their First Pillar of Islam.
Quite understandably after the falsehood of the Shadahah was exposed, some mullahs immediately started casting doubt on this fake hadith from Abu Hurairah. Some of them said that the authenticity of this hadith was in question.
This is typical of the mullahs. When it does not suit them they say their own hadith is not reliable. When the occasion serves them well, then the hadith is accepted. This is the Mullah Shuffle.
In the Koran Allah says, "The believers are kind to each other and stern with the disbelievers..." (5:54).
The hadith books are full of incredible stories of how great friends the companions of the prophet (known as 'Sahaba') were and the love and kindness they showed towards each other.
But in this particular hadith one Sahaba is punching and knocking another down to the ground for bringing along something as important as the First Pillar of Islam ie the Shahada!
In another account of this same episode, Omar is reported as challenging the Messenger if he did indeed send Abu Hurairah with his slippers to recite the Shahada. When the Messenger said yes, Omar disagreed with him and said the Shahada will make people "lazy"!
Whatever the logic of this false hadith can be left for the advocates of the fake hadith to explain. Yet again the narrator of this fabrication is Abu Hurairah.
About the believers and the companions of the prophet, the Koran says;
24:51 The only utterance of the believers, whenever invited to ALLAH and His messenger to judge in their affairs, is to say, "We hear and we obey." These are the winners.
Abu Hurairah's fable not only contradicts the above verse but also contradicts 6:51 where Allah tells the Messenger, the companions and whomever the Koran reaches:
6:51 And preach with this (Koran) to those who reverence the summoning before their Lord - they have none beside Him as a Lord and Master, nor an intercessor - that they may attain salvation.
Preach with the Koran. Instead Abu Hurairah said the prophet told him to preach with slippers in hand as proof of authenticity. And he was beaten by Omar, who later even argued with the prophet and said the Shahada was unwise. The mullahs “basis of faith” rests on such absurd tales.
No one seems to know the correct identity of this Abu Hurairah. Even today scholars cannot agree on his real name. Abu Hurairah is itself a nickname which means "the Father of Cats".
So the originator of the sunni Shahada was an unknown man who was attacked unceremoniously by another companion of the Messenger! It is quite apparent that the Shahada testimony has a dubious background based on ludicrous hadith falsely attributed to the prophet whom the mullahs claim to love!
How does Abu Hurairah's Shahada contradict the prophet's true teachings?
The Koran was revealed to the prophet who then passed on the message, first to the companions and then to the rest of the people. The Koran represents what was actually said by the prophet. Any muslim who rejects this cannot at all claim to be one.
So what does the Koran say?
72:18 The “places of worship” belong to ALLAH alone; do not call on anyone else beside ALLAH.
But in the Shahada of Abu Hurairah, besides calling upon Allah, the mullahs “mention” Muhammad as well. The mullahs will argue that the mention of the name ‘Muhammad’ is only out of respect. But in the same breath, they will insist that their five times a day ritual prayer to Allah is nullified if the name Muhammad is not mentioned in the Shahada. This is tantamount to idolatry as associating another person with Allah is committing 'shirk' - the unforgivable offence.
By adding his name to the Shahada the mullahs are really elevating Muhammad to a quasi-divine status. And since the mullahs claim to be the inheritors of the prophet (al ulema warasatul anbiya) they are giving themselves some of the divine status as well.
Again the mullahs have copied this from the biblical techings. In Catholicism the pope appoints himself the vicar of Jesus Christ.
The 2012 edition of the Annuario Pontificio (the Papal Journal published by the Vatican) gives "Vicar of Jesus Christ" as the second official title of the pope. Since Jesus is considered the son of god, the pope is considered the "earthly representative of god or Christ".
The theological connotations of the title evoke the words of Christ to the Apostle Peter, regarded as the first Catholic pope in John 21:16-17, "Feed my lambs... Feed my sheep". So Christ made Peter his vicar and pastor with the responsibility to feed his flock (i.e. the Church).”
So step one is to elevate Jesus as the son of god or even as god. This is to give Jesus some divinity. Step two is to elevate the pope as the vicar of Jesus, son of god. This lends some of Jesus' divinity to the pope so that the pope in turn can forgive sins and sell indulgences.
Exactly the same tricks are used by the mullahs. First they elevate Muhammad to a divine status. The Shahada is not complete unless the name of Muhammad is mentioned. Then they appoint themselves as the inheritors of the prophet.
The Koran condemns the mullahs blasphemy :
39:45 "When Allah alone is advocated, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink with aversion. But when OTHERS are mentioned besides Him, they rejoice".
The Koran thus describes the mullahs to the letter. If you say that it should be Allah alone and no one else, they become uncontrollably angry. Their anger subsides only when you agree to add "Muhammad" as the second half of Abu Hurairah's Shahada - “And I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah".
Then the Koran also points out clearly that the Shahada of Abu Hurairah is actually the Shahada of the hypocrites or munafiks. Here is the Koran :
9:101 "Among the Arabs around you there are hypocrites, and among the city dwellers as well. They persist in hypocrisy and while you may not know them, We know them. We will double the punishment for them, then they will be returned for a terrible retribution".
Here the prophet is told that there are hypocrites around him and that he does not know who they are. Allah knows the hypocrites. But Allah promises :
29:11"... He will most certainly expose the hypocrites"
So the hypocrites will be exposed. And the hypocrites are worried about this too:
9:64 “The hypocrites worry that a sura may be revealed exposing what is inside their hearts. Say, "Go ahead and mock. ALLAH will expose exactly what you are afraid of."
47:30 “If we will we can expose them for you, so that you can recognize them just by looking at them. HOWEVER YOU CAN RECOGNISE THEM FROM WHAT THEY SAY. Allah is fully aware of all your works"
So the hypocrites can be recognised by what they say : ‘HOWEVER YOU CAN RECOGNISE THEM FROM WHAT THEY SAY’
One of the things which the hypocrites say is recorded in 63:1.
63:1 "When the hypocrites come to you and say: "WE BEAR WITNESS THAT YOU ARE THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH. Allah indeed knows that you are His Messenger. Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are liars".
The Arabic is quite unmistakable. The hypocrites come and say ‘nash-hadu-innaka-la-rasuulillah’ which means ‘we bear witness that you are the messenger of Allah’.
This is exactly the plural form of Abu Hurairah's Shahada, which is now recited bymillions of sunnis and shiahs. This is the exactly the same Shahada or testimony which exposes the hypocrites or munafiks in 63:1 !
“HOWEVER YOU CAN RECOGNISE THEM FROM WHAT THEY SAY”
The hypocrites are lying because other than Allah, no one can be a witness to the messengership of the prophets. Plus Allah indeed knows that the Prophet is already His Messenger
63:1 ‘..Allah indeed knows that you are His Messenger..’
And Allah suffices as a witness.
4:79 "We have sent you as a Messenger and ALLAH SUFFICES AS A WITNESS..." (Wa kafaa billaahi shaheedan).
This is what the Messenger told the believers. There is no need for anyone to bear witness on his messengership because Allah has already done so and that is enough. For the benefit of the hypocrite mullahs this important message is repeated again :
4:166 "Allah bears witness concerning what He has revealed to you. He has revealed it with His knowledge. And the malaikah bear witness as well, BUT ALLAH IS ENOUGH AS A WITNESS” (Wa kafaa billaahi shaheedan).
Again this is what the Messenger told the companions. ALLAH IS ENOUGH AS A WITNESS (Wa kafaa billaahi shaheedan).
The Koran even discourages attempts at witnessing other Messengers:
28:44 "You were not on the slope of the western Mount when we gave Moses the commandments. YOU WERE NOT A WITNESS".
So even Moses would not have taught his followers to include him in their Shahada. Moses would have told them, ‘You were not a witness to my messengership’.
The Koran insists that only Allah is the witness that the Koran had been inspired in the Messenger :
6:19 "Say, whose witness is the greatest'' Say, "Allah's (testimony is the greatest). HE IS THE WITNESS BETWEEN ME AND YOU that this Koran has been inspired to me, to preach it to you and whomever it reaches.."
The mullahs Shahada is therefore a lie. 63:1 exposes the corruption by the mullahs who fabricated the Shahada of the hypocrites or munafiks.
Here is something for the sunnis and shiahs to bear in mind every time they pray or every time they go to the mosque to pray : each time they recite the Shahada they are committing "shirk", the unpardonable blasphemy.
There is no need for such slogans in Islam. Islam does not need slogans and incantations – like a pagan religion.
3:18 "ALLAH bears witness that there is no Allah except He, and so do the malaikah and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully and equitably, He is the absolute Allah; there is no Allah but He, the Almighty, Most Wise. "
Anyone will testify to the unity, balance and harmony of the Creation that is all around us everyday. The Creation is interlinked through its laws of nature which are fixed. Whether you agree or not, all of us indeed bear witness to this everyday.