Education defeats Islamic ideology. Islam isn’t a religion in the traditional Western sense of the word. It’s not an army, or a nation, or a war to be fought. It’s an ideology that has been slowly constructed and manipulated over the last 1300 odd years by those wishing to gain power and control over those around them.
Because Islam is only an ideology, you don’t need weapons to combat it. All one is required to do is educate it’s adherents to the origins of their ideology so they too can see how texts and events have been manipulated to bring them under control.
All of these many changes have been well documented by the surrounding nations, from the earliest battles, to the creation of the new language. Also we can now trace the collection and translation of various well known texts to propagate this new language of control for the new empire.
Islam is just words on paper. Under examination, the words are not even any sort of truth. There is no “Holy Spirit” or divine power behind it.
Once one starts investigating the claims of Islam within the light of history, it becomes apparent that the Quran can’t have been written in or about Mecca, Mecca wasn’t on a major trade route, and Mohammed, if he existed, could not have travelled to Jerusalem on a flying donkey/mule.
Instead we find that many of the texts within the Quran were already in circulation before the birth of Mohammed. In it’s own around-about way the Quran even tells the readers to seek explanations from those who had the scriptures before them. Many of their writings from this period are still available.
No reasonable person can deny the evidence.
There is no need to ‘fight’ anyone for Islam to be conquered, but there is a need to educate them.
Linked below are some easily available useful sources of information, each revealing how 14 centuries of myth have been constructed into Islam as we know it today. Education defeats Islamic ideology.
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A very good video by Abdullah Sameer: HOLES IN THE QURAN-TEXTUAL VARIANTS AND LOST VERSES.
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- Karl-Heinz Ohlig & Gerd-R Puin: The Hidden Origins of Islam: New Research into Its Early History
On the basis of datable and localizable artifacts from the seventh and eighth centuries of the Christian era, many of the historical developments, misconceptions, and fallacies of Islam can now be seen in a different light.
- John Wansbrough & Andrew Rippin Quranic Studies: Sources and Methods of Scriptural Interpretation
A technical work where Wansbrough concluded that the canonization of the text that we today call the Quran, and even the emergence of the concept of “Islam,” probably did not occur till the end of the eighth century, more than 150 years after the death of Muhammad.
- GR Hawting The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750
The standard work on this complex period in Arab history is available once again with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field.
- Tom Holland In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Holland describes how the Arabs emerged to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion in a matter of decades, overcoming seemingly insuperable odds to create an imperial civilization aspects of which endure to the present day.
- Patricia Crone The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt And Local Zoroastrianism
Patricia casts entirely new light on the nature of religion in pre-Islamic Iran, and on the persistence of Iranian religious beliefs both outside and inside Islam after the Arab conquest.
- Patricia Crone God’s Rule – Government and Islam: Six Centuries of Medieval Islamic Political Thought
A fundamental reconstruction and analysis of Islamic political thought focusing on its intellectual development during the six centuries from the rise of Islam to the Mongol invasions. This book is based on a wide variety of primary sources―including some not previously considered from the point of view of political thought.
- Patricia Crone Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam
Crone reassesses one of the most widely accepted dogmas in contemporary accounts of the beginnings of Islam, the supposition that Mecca was a trading center thriving on the export of aromatic spices to the Mediterranean. Pointing out that the conventional opinion is based on classical accounts of the trade between south Arabia and the Mediterranean some 600 years earlier than the age of Muhammad, Dr. Crone argues that the land route described in these records was short-lived and that the Muslim sources make no mention of such goods.
- Teresa Bernheimer & Andrew Rippin Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices
Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Bernheimer and Rippin introduce this hugely significant religion, including alternative visions of Islam found in Shi’ism and Sufism, in a succinct, challenging, and refreshing way.
- Andrew Rippin & Jan Knappert Textual Sources for the Study of Islam
Attention has understandably been focused on what might be called the religious aspects of Islam, such as scripture, theology, sects, law, ritual and mysticism, but within those limits the texts chosen are marked by substantially of content, by geographical, chronological and social diversity, and by an intelligent use of less well known authors. An excellent starting point for a systematic and analytical examination of Islam.
- Andrew Rippin Defining Islam (Critical Categories in the Study of Religion)
For scholars and critics, the issue of what constitutes or defines ‘Islam’ – whether examining the history of the religion, its specific traditions, sectarian politics, or acts of terrorist – is central to any understanding of issues, cultures and ideas. ‘Defining Islam’ brings together key classic and contemporary writings on the nature of Islam to provide student readers with the ideal collection of both primary and critical sources.
- Robert Hoyland Seeing Islam as Others Saw It
Because this work views Islamic history with the aid of non-Muslim texts and assesses the latter in the light of Muslim writings, it will be essential reading for historians of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, or Zoroastrianism – indeed, for all those with an interest in cultures of the eastern Mediterranean in its traditional phase from Late Antiquity to medieval times.
- Robert G. Hoyland In God’s Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire
While exploiting the rich biographical and geographical information of the early Muslim sources, this groundbreaking work delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests and the establishment of an Islamic Empire by incorporating different approaches and different bodies of evidence.
- Robert G. Hoyland The ‘History of the Kings of the Persians’ in Three Arabic Chronicles: The Transmission of the Iranian Past from Late Antiquity to Early Islam
This book translates the sections on pre-Islamic Persia in three Muslim Arabic chronicles, those of Ahmad al-Ya’qubi (d. ca. 910), ‘Ali al-Mas’udi (d. ca. 960) and Hamza al-Isfahani (d. ca. 960s).
- Venetia Porter, Robert Hoyland et el. Arabic and Persian Seals and Amulets in the British Museum
This catalogue is the first on the outstanding collection of Arabic and Persian seals and amulets in the British Museum, by a specialist in the field.
- Robert G. Hoyland & Carl Wurtzel Khalifa ibn Khayyat’s History on the Umayyad Dynasty (660-750)
Khalifa ibn Khayyat is the author of the earliest extant Arabic chronicle. The work principally deals with fighting between Arab groups, external conquests, and administrative matters. After the death of each caliph it lists the persons who held office (as governors, judges and secretaries) during his reign; it also notes who led the pilgrimage in each year, the death of prominent persons (included those who died in major battles), and natural phenomena.
- Michael Philip Penn When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam
The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, Syriac Christians wrote the first and most extensive accounts of Islam, describing a complicated set of religious and cultural exchanges not reducible to the solely antagonistic.
- Robert G. Hoyland Arabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam
Using a wide range of sources – inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence – Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south, to the deserts and oases of the north. He then examines the major themes of: the economy, society, religion, art, architecture and artefacts, language and literature, Arabhood and Arabisation.
- Dan Gibson Early Islamic Qiblas: A survey of mosques built between 1AH/622 C.E. and 263 AH/876 C.E.
For the first time in history Dan Gibson has undertaken a comprehensive survey of Islamic mosques from the first two centuries of Islam. Using this data, Gibson demonstrates that Muhammad and the first four caliphs all prayed towards a different place! This location was also the focus of their pilgrimage. Gibson believes that Muslims are disobeying their prophet by focusing their prayers on a Black Stone in Saudi Arabia, when the Quran commands them to face the original location.
- Dan Gibson Quranic Geography
This book covers historical records of the four known times when peoples of the Arabian peninsula united and burst out of the Arabian deserts to conquer other nations (topics such as: The People of ‘Ad, People of Thamud, Midianites, etc.). The book also examines the geographical references in the Qur’an cross-referencing them with historical locations.
- Dan Gibson The Nabataeans: Builders Of Petra
This book examines the city of Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataean Empire. Here massive monuments have been carved out of the ancient Jordanian mountains. Hundreds of magnificent tombs looked down on a city complete with colonnaded streets, coliseums, baths, temples, gardens and pools. Who were the people who carved this city into the red rose, sandstone mountains of Arabia? Why did they hide their city in a cleft in the rock? Why did they come here and why did they leave this spectacular site?
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