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The Phrase "Peace Be Upon The Prophet"

 

The Phrase "Peace Be Upon The Prophet"

 

Was published in Arabic in august 22, 2008

Translated by Ahmed Fathy

 

Firstly: This phrase as used among the Muhammadans:

1- When today's ''Muslims'', that we call Muhammadans, say or mention the terms "the prophet'' and "the messenger", it signifies Muhammad only. Hence, the phrase ''Peace be upon him" indicates the deification, sanctification, and worship of this prophet. This contradicts Islam: the Quran alone. The Muhammadans mention this phrase whenever the name of Prophet Muhammad is mentioned. They say it reverently and submissively in a humble, pious manner.

2- In contrast, when a preacher/imam in a mosque mentions the name of God, Allah, no one cares to glorify and praise God. We have to remember that glorifying the name of God is a divine order to all believers in the Quran, but often forgotten nowadays. The reason of its being forgotten is chiefly because the Muhammadans' focus is always on worshipping Muhammad as a deity. This polytheistic notion stops one from dedicating 100% of the feelings and acts of worship, adoration, and glorification to God, as this should be as per the Quran. Today's Muslims should not get angry when Orientalists of the West countries describes them using the term ''Muhammadans''. This description is so accurate and precise in showing that their heretical notions of their human-made fabricated creeds are centered on the deity called Muhammad, who is the figment of their imagination, in the same manner of worship of Christ as a deity by Christians past and present. The only difference between the Muhammadans and the Christians is that the latter take pride in the term ''Christian'' as part of their creeds. Today's 'Muslims' get furious when described as Muhammadans. This term suits them perfectly; they have fashioned their notions and creeds and acts of worship around a false immortal deity called Muhammad, who has nothing to do with the historical figure of the mortal prophet Muhammad, and this deity would intercede on their behalf before God in the Day of Judgment to make them avoid, or get out of, Hell to enter into Paradise. This deity of their fashioning watches over everything and deeds of its followers, while he resides his tomb! Angels report to him all that! That is why every pious Muhammadan hopes to visit the tomb/mausoleum ascribed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Yathreb, while holding reverently by its cloth and windows, asking feverishly for pardon and mercy and seeking Paradise in the Afterlife. Yet, in the Day of Judgment, the Muhammadans will perceive the most horrible surprise; Muhammad will never be their intercessors; rather, he will disown them as his enemies who worshipped him after his death, unbeknownst to him. "And the Messenger will say, "My Lord, my people have abandoned this Quran." Likewise, to every prophet We assign enemies from among the wicked. But your Lord suffices as a Guide and Savior." (25:30). Realistically, taking an overview about the conditions of the Muhammadans, let us imagine the case/scene of an imam/preacher in a mosque quoting Quranic verses and saying ''God says…''. In such a case, nobody would care for such speech of the preacher as long as he does not criticize their notions in their creed. In contrast, when a preacher quotes a Quranic verse to refute the so-called Muhammad's intercession in the Afterlife on behalf of those condemned to Hell, the audience would look at him in despise and ire, if not attack him physically. If the preacher would cite the so-called hadiths (sayings ascribed falsely to Muhammad after his death) that assert the so-called intercession, the audience will feel happy and rejoice by loudly praising Prophet Muhammad. Such a scene reminds us with what God says in the Quran: "Or have they chosen intercessors other than God? Say, "Even though they have no power over anything, and are devoid of reason?" Say, "All intercession is up to God. To Him belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. Then to Him you will be returned." When God alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with resentment. But when those other than Him are mentioned, they become filled with joy." (39:43-45). We request from the readers of this article to reflect upon the last verse in this quotation, 39:45, and all of us would perceive that this verse applies to the Muhammadans and describes their condition as having erroneous and false notions about the Last Day.

3- In contrast to the intellectual edifice of countless laws of legislation of the fabricated creeds of the Muhammadans (i.e., the Sunnites, the Shiites, and the Sufis), the prayers concerning Prophet Muhammad is mentioned only once in the Quran; yet, the phrase mentioned in the title of this article has become a main pillar in the Sunnite creed of the Muhammadans. This goes against Quranist Islam; i.e. the Quran alone, as we will explain in this article. Meanwhile, the Muhammadans ignore intentionally the divine command repeatedly mentioned in the Quran to glorify the name of God as an act of worship; let us quote some example: "Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, the Wise." (57:1), "Glory to Him who journeyed His servant by night, from the Sacred Mosque, to the Farthest Mosque, whose precincts We have blessed, in order to show him of Our wonders. He is the Listener, the Beholder." (17:1), "Be He glorified. He is exalted, far above what they say.Praising Him are the seven heavens, and the earth, and everyone in them. There is not a thing that does not glorify Him with praise, but you do not understand their praises. He is indeed Forbearing and Forgiving." (17:43-44). God has ordered Muhammad himself to perform this act of worship: "Praise the Name of your Lord, the Most High." (87:1). This act of worship goes on for most hours of being awake: "So bear patiently what they say, and celebrate the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting. And during the hours of the night glorify Him, and at the borders of the day, that you may be satisfied." (20:130), "So endure what they say, and proclaim the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before sunset. And glorify Him during the night, and at the end of devotions." (50:39-40), "So patiently await the decision of your Lord, for you are before Our Eyes; and proclaim the praises of your Lord when you arise. And glorify Him during the night, and at the receding of the stars." (52:48-49).

4- The Muhammadans think that prayers are two types: the obligatory five regular daily times ordained by God and the extra non-obligatory prayers offered to Muhammad, they call the latter type the Sunnite prayers. In contrast, the Quran gives another term for non-obligatory prayers offered to God anytime voluntarily. This term is in Arabic "nafila" i.e. extra prayers: "Perform the prayer at the decline of the sun, until the darkness of the night; and the Quran at dawn. The Quran at dawn is witnessed. And keep vigil with it during parts of the night, as an extra prayer. Perhaps your Lord will raise you to a laudable position. And say, "My Lord, lead me in through an entry of truth, and lead me out through an exit of truth, and grant me from You a supporting power.""(17:78-80). These verses are addressed to Muhammad and to all believers as well. These extra prayers include prayers (i.e., salat), reading and reflecting on the Quranic verses, and contemplating the creations of God around us. All divine orders in the Quran addressed to Muhammad about performing prayers in the right manner – i.e. by avoiding bad deeds and sins after performing prayers and by glorifying God and performing extra prayers whenever possible – are addressed to all believers in the Quran everywhere in all eras.

5- Offering prayers to God means that we worship the Almighty, as we see in the following verse: "So pray to your Lord and sacrifice." (108:2). As for praying for – not to – the prophet Muhammad means in the Quran – in our opinion -  not offering prayers to him but to ask for mercy. Details and explanation will follow in this article. It is evident that a distortion – intentional of course – and a misinterpretation has led to change the Quranic meaning into a form of prayers offered and addressed to Muhammad, in an act of worship and deification to him. This is linked to distorted and deviant rituals interpolated into pilgrimage rites by visiting the 'shrine' or tomb ascribed to the prophet Muhammad in the city of Yathreb, along with fabricated hadiths about such practices to sanction them as true. The Muhammadans tend to forget that there is no room to add any rituals foreign to real Islam and never ordered by prophet Muhammad during his lifetime. How come we are made to believe that Muhammad used to visit his burial place as part of pilgrimage rites?! This is sheer falsehood that induces laughter. Islam has been completed by the end of the last verse revealed by God in the Quran; there is no room to add or interpolate any notion, a word, or even a letter to the Holy Writ of Islam (i.e. the Quran alone). That is why people have added with the passage of time through 14 centuries countless volumes, tomes, and books with countless laws and jurisprudence ascribed falsely to Islam that has nothing to do with God and the divine revelation. This began historically by worshipping Muhammad, as has been done with Jesus, and to deify, sanctify, and worship other mortals (saints, rulers, disciples and companions of the prophet, clergymen, among others) who stole money, possessions, lands, and countries and enslaved men, women, and children. We have nothing but to wonder at the ability of Satan to deceive early Muslims to turn them into the worshippers of Muhammad: i.e. Muhammadans. Ironically, prophet Muhammad struggled against polytheism and unbelief, but Satan has led most of the so-called Muslims polytheists who worship Muhammad himself as an immortal deity, forgetting his being mortal m\human being himself.

 

Secondly: Refuting the phrase in the title of this article used by the Muhammadans:

1- God addressed some prophets by greeting them with peace, as in Chapter XXXVIIin the Quran: (37:79, 37:109, 37:120, 37:130, and 37:181). This is God's greeting to His prophets; that is, they deserved God's mercy and reward as they have been true believers. Peace here indicates greetings; the same greetings are addressed by God to people who will enter Paradise: "They will have therein fruits. They will have whatever they call for. Peace: a saying from a Most Merciful Lord." (36:57-58), "Those will be awarded the Chamber for their patience, and will be greeted therein with greetings and peace." (25:75), "But those who believed and did good deeds will be admitted into gardens beneath which rivers flow, to remain therein forever, by leave of their Lord. Their greeting therein will be: "Peace."" (14:23), "Their greeting on the Day they meet Him is, "Peace," and He has prepared for them a generous reward." (33:44), and "Their call therein is, "Glory be to You, our God." And their greeting therein is, "Peace." And the last of their call is, "Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds."" (10:10).

2- Likewise, since God greets all prophets (including Muhammad) in the Quran, we are to do so as well. Let us examine the divine command to Prophet Muhammad and to all believers to send greetings of peace to all prophets: "Say, "Praise God, and peace be upon His servants whom He has selected…" (27:59).

3- Hence, greetings of peace has nothing to do with submission to God alone in acts of worship. Islam means submission to God alone, as we all know, not to submit to mortals, dead or alive. this is Islamic faith in the Quran: "Say, "My prayer and my worship, and my life and my death, are devoted to God, the Lord of the Worlds." (6:162). This submission to God alone is directly linked to true faith and belief: "And when the believers saw the confederates, they said, "This is what God and His messenger have promised us; and God and His messenger have told the truth." And it only increased them in faith and submission." (33:22).

 

Thirdly: the resemblance between greetings of peace addressed to Prophet Muhammad and greetings of peace addressed to all believers:

1- Let us examine carefully the following verse: "God and His angels give blessings to the prophet. O you who believe, call for blessings on him, and greet him with a prayer of peace." (33:56). Three facts arise here for us:

1/1: God and His angels give blessings and greetings of peace to the Prophet Muhammad.

1/2: believers are ordered by God to do the same toward Prophet Muhammad.

1/3: the meaning of the greetings and blessings here is praying for God to bestow his mercy upon Muhammad. We notice that the divine command in the above-mentioned verse is linked with submission, which is in turn part of faith and belief. Submission as we know already is for God alone; this is the essence of Islam and the Quran. We find in the same chapter the following verse: "It is He who reaches out to you, and His angels, to bring you out of darkness into the light. And He is Ever-Merciful towards the believers." (33:43), and we conclude the following facts: A) equality and resemblance between Prophet Muhammad and the believers, when we compare this verse with 33:56. Another noteworthy comparison is with the following verse: "Receive contributions from their wealth, to purify them and sanctify them with it; and pray for them. Your prayer is comfort for them. God is Hearing and Knowing." (9:103). We glean from her the equality and resemblance between prophet Muhammad and the general believers in respect to greetings and prayers for the sake of giving mercy to others by God. B) As for the meaning of such prayers as asking for mercy for others, let us contemplate the following verses: "O you who believe, remember God with frequent remembrance. And glorify Him morning and evening. It is He who reaches out to you, and His angels, to bring you out of darkness into the light. And He is Ever-Merciful towards the believers." (33:41-43). It is clear here that God will give mercy as a reward to those who glorify and remember Him a lot. Mercy as a Quranic expression is phrased as "prayers"; angels pray for us, and that means they ask God to have mercy on human beings by guiding us out of darkness of unbelief into the light of faith. Eventually, the true reward comes in the Afterlife in the Day of Judgment, when true believers will be greeted with peace. Hence, prayers here means asking for mercy. The following verses in Chapter XXXIII tackles the fruits of God's mercy when true faithful ones enter into Paradise, basking in God's greetings and peace. The same meaning occurs in the Quran when true believers are patients in times of tests and ordeals: "We will certainly test you with some fear and hunger, and some loss of possessions and lives and crops. But give good news to the steadfast.Those who, when a calamity afflicts them, say, "To God we belong, and to Him we will return." Upon these are blessings and mercy from their Lord. These are the guided ones." (2:155-157). We conclude then that prayers of God and His angels on Muhammad and the rest of believers are mercy to them that will be realized in the day of Judgment.

 

Fourthly: How Prophet Muhammad used to pray for the sake of the faithful during his lifetime:

1- God has ordered Muhammad to ask forgiveness and mercy for the true believers by praying for them, if they deserve mercy by their true faith and good deeds deemed by God to be acceptable: "Yet among the Desert-Arabs are those who believe in God and the Last Day, and consider their contribution to be a means towards God, and the prayers of the Messenger. Surely it will draw them closer, and God will admit them into His mercy. God is Forgiving and Compassionate." (9:99).

2- In the same Chapter IX, God has forbidden Muhammad from asking forgiveness and mercy, in his prayers, for the obstinate hypocrites who will die within hypocrisy and lack of faith because they preferred misguidance over true guidance:  (see 9:77, 9:80, and 9:84).

3- In the same Chapter IX, God has ordered Muhammad to pray for the sake of giving divine mercy to those who have mixed bad and good deeds: "Others have confessed their sins, having mixed good deeds with bad deeds. Perhaps God will redeem them. God is Forgiving and Merciful. Receive contributions from their wealth, to purify them and sanctify them with it; and pray for them. Your prayer is comfort for them. God is Hearing and Knowing." (9:102-103).

 For more explanation, we say the following:

A- Muhammad's asking for forgiveness and mercy for some people means praying for their sake in a way pertaining to that meaning. God's answer of such prayers is linked to such people's faith and deeds. Hence, the verses in chapter IX describe the contemporaries of the prophets as a faithful group, an unbelieving group, and a hypocritical group.

B- The Quran has exposed the conspiracies of the hypocrites in Yathreb against Muhammad, who tried to pray to ask God's forgiveness for them after their repentance. Repentance entails feeling guilty and never to re-commit the same error. Yet, hypocrites used to recant on their promises to remain peaceful and loyal; see verses in chapters IV, IX, and LXIII. Muhammad's prayers for them after repentance had a purpose to reestablish them again as respectable honest people in the society of Yathreb.

C- The crimes of the hypocritical people in the society of Yathreb are given in details in Chapter IV in the Quran: they used to live in the burgeoning city-state that included early believers, yet they did not like to be judged according to the Quranic revelation. God would have accepted them as faithful if they have truly repented before the believers and the city residents. They did not repent at all and never accepted the Prophet's judgment as per the Quran; thus, they did not deserve the Prophet's prayers for their sake. Again, submission here is lined to true faith, not to greetings of peace as assumed later on erroneously.

D- What is linked to the Prophet Muhammad's lifetime gives us points to reflect upon to elucidate tenets of Islam; yet, we have to remember that Muhammad is dead and so are his contemporaries who comprised three groups: true believers, non-believers, and hypocrites. Yet, the Muhammadans of today insist that Muhammad is still alive now in his tomb and prays non-stop for us to attain mercy of God! How possibly are we led to believe that a person is alive for 14 centuries in a tomb underground?! How could we believe that Muhammad works 24/7 in reviewing deeds of millions of his followers?! This is ridiculous!

 

Fifthly: How believers have greeted Muhammad during his lifetime and after his death:

1- During being sieged and threatened to be wiped out, early Muslims in Yathreb showed their true mettle, deep faith and belief in Islam, their trust and close relation with Prophet Muhammad, and their submission to God. God says in the Quran: "And when the believers saw the confederates, they said, "This is what God and His messenger have promised us; and God and His messenger have told the truth." And it only increased them in faith and submission. Of the believers are men who are true to what they pledged to God. Some of them have fulfilled their vows; and some are still waiting, and never wavering." (33:22-23). Hence, greetings and prayers to the Prophet Muhammad means here the close relations between him and true believers based on truthfulness and belief in the Quran while rejecting unbelief: "There shall be no compulsion in religion; the right way has become distinct from the wrong way. Whoever renounces evil and believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy handle; which does not break. God is Hearing and Knowing. God is the Lord of those who believe; He brings them out of darkness and into light. As for those who disbelieve, their lords are the evil ones; they bring them out of light and into darkness-these are the inmates of the Fire, in which they will abide forever." (2:256-257). The Quran is the divine book revealed by God to Muhammad to guide and warn all people in all times, provided that they are willing to be guided: "We sent down upon you the Book for mankind in truth. He who follows guidance does so for the good of his soul. And he who strays in error does so to its detriment. You are not their overseer." (39:41). Hence, true believers at the time of the Prophet Muhammad were true faithful ones on their own accord, and deserved mercy from Our Lord the Compassionate, the Almighty. This close relation between Muhammad and the truly faithful was based on their belief in the Quran; Muhammad himself used to adhere to it: "So adhere to what is revealed to you. You are upon a straight path." (43:43).

2- This close relation between Muhammad and the true faithful people in all times does not end; it is linked to the Quran, which is being preserved by God until the end of times. Greeting the Prophet Muhammad means asking mercy for him; he received mercy descending upon him from God. Muhammad is dead, but God's mercy, the Quran, goes on until the end of days. "We did not send you except as mercy to mankind." (21:107). Hence, a close relation with Muhammad can be obtained by anyone who adheres faithfully to the Quran and seeking guidance in it, even after Muhammad's death. Let us further explain. True believers read and recite the Quran in the same Arabic letters pronounced and uttered by Muhammad during his lifetime. The Quran is the best and only link/relation between Muhammad and true believers in all times until the end of days, despite differences among people in race, color, tongues. Reading the Quran creates this spiritual relation that vibrates within us in a lively manner; to relive and re-create the same noble meanings that were revealed to the heart Muhammad. This is the best relation ever! In brief, the Quran is the base of this relation between Muhammad and all true believers; the Quran is the essence that link all guided faithful people until the end of days. Muhammad died and believers die, but the Quran remains their only link that unites them all.

3- ''Light'' is the third meaning linked to greeting Prophet Muhammad. This light is certainly the Quran: see 2:257 and 5:15-16. God's mercy is manifested by getting people out of darkness into the light: "It is He who reaches out to you, and His angels, to bring you out of darkness into the light. And He is Ever-Merciful towards the believers." (33:43). The only people deserving such mercy are the believers in the Quran alone while rejecting satanic revelation of the so-called hadiths: for they are erroneous, false, misleading, misguiding, and are certainly discourses that contradict the Quran. "O People of the Book! Our Messenger has come to you, clarifying for you much of what you kept hidden of the Book, and overlooking much. A light from God has come to you, and a clear Book. God guides with it whoever follows His approval to the ways of peace, and He brings them out of darkness into light, by His permission, and He guides them in a straight path." (5:15-16). Hence, the Quran is the light of guidance in this life for the followers of Prophet Muhammad: "…Those who believe in him, and respect him, and support him, and follow the light that came down with him..." (7:157). This light will join Muhammad and all true believers in the Day of Judgment, away from hypocrites' darkness: "It is He who sends down upon His servant clear revelations, to bring you out of darkness into the light. God is Gentle towards you, Most Compassionate." (57:9), "On the Day when you see the believing men and believing women-their light radiating ahead of them, and to their right: "Good news for you today: gardens beneath which rivers flow, dwelling therein forever. That is the great triumph." On the Day when the hypocritical men and hypocritical women will say to those who believed, "Wait for us; let us absorb some of your light." It will be said, "Go back behind you, and seek light." A wall will be raised between them, in which is a door; within it is mercy, and outside it is agony. They will call to them, "Were we not with you?" They will say, "Yes, but you cheated your souls, and waited, and doubted, and became deluded by wishful thinking, until the command of God arrived; and arrogance deceived you regarding God."" (57:12-14), and "…on the Day when God will not disappoint the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their light streaming before them, and to their right, they will say, "Our Lord, complete our light for us, and forgive us; You are capable of all things."" (66:8). Thus, the Quranic light is guidance in this life and turns into mercy and Paradise in the Afterlife.  

 

Sixthly: Hypocrites in the times of Prophet Muhammad used to harm him instead of holding close relation with him.

 

1- Because the Quran is true light of guidance and the essence of the link between Muhammad and true believers, the opposite side is harming the Prophet, in all times. In the Quran, we find traces of the times when hypocrites used to harm Muhammad: "And among them are those who insult the Prophet, and say, "He is all ears." Say, "He listens for your own good. He believes in God, and trusts the believers, and is mercy for those of you who believe." Those who insult the Messenger of God will have a painful penalty." (9:61). Details of this harm are found in Chapter XXXIII. Let us review some verses of this chapter to shed light on the reality of situations in Yathreb at the time of the Prophet.

2- God says to the believers: "O you who believe, remember God with frequent remembrance. And glorify Him morning and evening.It is He who reaches out to you, and His angels, to bring you out of darkness into the light. And He is Ever-Merciful towards the believers. Their greeting on the Day they meet Him is, "Peace," and He has prepared for them a generous reward." (33:41-44). And then, God sys to Muhammad: "O prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a bearer of good news, and a warner. And a caller towards God by His leave, and an illuminating beacon. And give the believers the good news that for them is a great reward. And do not obey the blasphemers and the hypocrites, and ignore their insults…" (33:45-48). Thus, Muhammad was the illuminating beacon carrying the light of the Quran and a witness regarding his people as a caller to God; Muhammad's mission was to preach mercy for believers in the Quran and to warn the unbelievers. He is ordered to ignore insults of the hypocrites.

3- How did the hypocrites harm and insult Muhammad? "O you who believe! Do not enter the homes of the Prophet, unless you are given permission to come for a meal; and do not wait for its preparation. And when you are invited, go in. And when you have eaten, disperse, without lingering for conversation. This irritates the Prophet, and he shies away from you, but God does not shy away from the truth. And when you ask his wives for something, ask them from behind a screen; that is purer for your hearts and their hearts. You must never offend the Messenger of God, nor must you ever marry his wives after him, for that would be an enormity with God." (33:53). In 33:54-55, God asserts that He is Aware of all things. And then we find in 33:56 "God and His angels give greetings and blessings to the Prophet. O you who believe, call for greetings and blessings on him, and greet him with a prayer of peace."

 Hence, we have two contradictory situations; harming and insulting the prophet in his house and adhering to the Quran as the closest relation with Muhammad. The general meaning is sticking to the Quranic orders and submitting to the Quranic discourse. In contrast, the opposite side is the harm and insult Muhammad by refusing to obey Quranic commands. This is affirmed by the following verse: "Those who insult God and His Messenger, God has cursed them in this life and in the Hereafter, and has prepared for them a demeaning punishment. Those who harm believing men and believing women, for acts they did not commit, bear the burden of perjury and a flagrant sin." (33:57-58). This is clear from the succession of all these verses in one Quranic chapter. Thus, God curses those who harm and insult Muhammad, and true faithful believers who hold close relation with the prophet get harmed and insulted like him, as the case with Quranists.

4- It is clear that 33:53 tackles a certain context that can never reoccur since Muhammad is now dead. The query raised now is the following: how does the harm to the Prophet continue until the end of days, as long as the Quran remains until the end of days? Answer: the harm is incarnated by denying the Quran and by deifying and worship of Muhammad as an immortal deity despite himself. Muhammad had but one clear message: There is no God But Allah. Yet, he has been deified after his death by the Muhammadans. Another harm done to the Prophet is ascribing falsehoods and fabricated hadiths to him. Such discourses open the way for aggression and polytheistic heretical notions. Thus the Quran is rejected, along with its essence: the close relation to Muhammad, for the sake of falsehoods in all history of the Muslims, whom we call Muhammadans. Prophet Muhammad will renounce his enemies who fabricated such falsehoods and rejected the Quranic message after his death; see 25:30-31.  This is the harm being done to Muhammad for 14 centuries until now. The Muhammadans sanctify and revere the so-called hadiths as part of religion!

 

Seventhly: How the Muhammadans greet and bless the prophet nowadays?

   True believers hold close relation with Muhammad even after his death, in the way explained above until the end of days. Likewise, the enemies of the Prophet continue their harm and insults via the devilish misleading and misguiding ways. Overt look on 33:53 would lead us to think that idle talk in the Prophet's house harmed him during his lifetime only. Deeper and closer look shows that the house of the prophet and his reputation are being polluted with fabrications and falsehoods of idle discourse even after his death. This has been done by narrators, propagators, and fabricators of such hadiths, like Al-Bokhary, who infringed the prophet's household by his fabrications about the Prophet's wives and sex life! Hence, 33:53 still applies until today, as long as such falsehoods of hadiths are being circulated among the Muhammadans orally and read in books. The cursed Al-Bokhary claims that Muhammad used to copulate with all his wives successively in one night, even if one of them was having her period!  These insults and fabrications are tarnishing the reputation of the Prophet! Yet, the Muhammadans defend such falsehoods of al-Bokhary so strongly and accuse deniers of such falsehoods of being apostates! Those who believe such trash are the real enemies of Muhammad. Quranists strongly and vehemently deny such falsehoods ascribed to Islam and to Muhammad. Of course, the material building or house of the Prophet is now non-existent, but fabricated hadiths violate this house by claiming that all its privacy has been divulged.

One last point:

1- We conclude that the best greetings and blessings offered by believers to God to have mercy on the Prophet Muhammad does not include repeating certain phrases of any type; rather, it revolved around adhering to the Quranic message and rejecting falsehoods made up and added to faith and creed that we call Islam. The Quran text does not use the word ''say'' in 33:56. Some other Quranic orders begin with the word ''say" e.g.: "Say, "We believe in God; and in what was revealed to us; and in what was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses and Jesus; and in what was given to the prophets-from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we surrender."" (2:136). Other Quranic commands do not include the word "say", as the case with 33:56. This command entails an action, or a stance, not saying any phrases repeatedly.

2- It is contempt of God's orders to distort the meaning of 33:56 to indicate parroting phrases, rather than being an indicator of a stance or an action. Such phrases are bad; instead of applying the Quranic command, we ask God to perform and apply it on our behalf! Let us give an analogy: let us suppose that your boss at work has ordered you to honor a certain person, but instead of applying the order, you tell your boss to honor this person himself. Is no this considered disobedience and deliberate ignoring of the order?

3- Folly of human beings knows no bounds. Folly leads sometimes to destruction and annihilation. Polytheism is filled with heedless idle discourses, follies, and stupidity. "We have destined for Hell multitudes of jinn and humans. They have hearts with which they do not understand. They have eyes with which they do not see. They have ears with which they do not hear. These are like cattle. In fact, they are further astray. These are the heedless" (7:179). "Or do you assume that most of them hear or understand? They are just like cattle, but even more errant in their way." (25:44).  


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