|Muhammad flying over Mecca at the|
beginning of his Night Journey. The
square building in the center is the
the Kabba. Currently in the British
If Christians said that Jesus flew into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on a winged horse and landed on the Temple Mount we would be laughed out of existence. Obviously, those who believe in Muhammad’s claim to have traveled to Jerusalem either in body or in spirit rely on blind faith rather than common sense. After reading Humphrey Prideaux’s account of The Life of Mohamet, there is simply no compelling reason to believe that Muhammad’s Night Journey was anything other than a dream unless of course Gabriel, as written before, is Satan in disguise which then makes the Night Journey demonic in origin, and Muhammad the prophet of Satan.
OBSERVATION: After "ascending" through the seven heavens, Gabriel suddenly tells Muhammad that he (Gabriel) may not go any farther with him, therefore Muhammad continues alone through water and snow until he subsequently arrives in “the presence of God (Allah)”.
COMMENT: Satan cannot be two entities at once (Gabriel and Allah) therefore has to change from appearing as Gabriel guiding Muhammad through the seven heavens, to appearing as Allah sitting under the Lote tree in paradise waiting for his prophet. With Muhammad engaged in continuing the Night Journey by himself, Satan has ample time to change his disguise.
In Dante's Divine Comedy, Satan is fixed
in ice in the Ninth Circle of Hell. Illustration
by Gustave Dore
OBSERVATION: Muhammad said that “God put forth his hand and laid it upon him, and that His hand was so exceedingly cold it pierced to the very marrow of his back and he could not bear it.”
COMMENT: In Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy we find Satan in the last Canto of Inferno frozen waist deep in the center of a lake of ice. God is never cold. We say the warmth of God or the warmth of the Holy Spirit, Who as we know descended as tongues of fire, not blocks of ice. Never do we say the coldness of the Holy Spirit or refer to God’s touch as being exceedingly cold. Therefore the Judeo-Christian God did not reach out and touch Muhammad. That was Satan disguised as God to dupe the ever foolish Muhammad.
OBSERVATION: According to Islam, the Night Journey took place twelve years after Muhammad became a prophet. Muhammad mounted Al-Borak, and in the company of Gabriel, they traveled to the "farthest mosque" which Muhammad said was on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
COMMENT: Muhammad was born in 570 AD, was 40 years old in 610 AD when he first became a prophet therefore the Night Journey, 12 years later, supposedly took place in 622 AD. The location of this “farthest mosque” was not explicitly stated but is generally accepted to mean Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. When this Surah was revealed in 622 AD, a Sacred Mosque already existed in Mecca, and “the farthest mosque” was identified with places inside Arabia, either in Medina, or a town called Ji’rana, about ten miles from Mecca.
Unfortunately for Islam’s timeline, in 622 AD, Palestine had not yet been conquered by Muslim armies, and contained not a single mosque. Muslims say that Al-Borak carried Muhammad to the Masjid Al Aqsa the "Farthest Mosque", which Muslims believe is "the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem." This mosque was finished in 705 AD, therefore obviously did not exist before Muhammad's death in 632 AD, and certainly not in 622 AD. Consequently the reason for the Dome of the Rock to be built on top of the Temple Mount is bogus and Islam’s claim to the Temple Mount is built on falsehood.
|Sculpture of Al-Borak|
OBSERVATION: Hadiths supply other details about the Night Journey. Various scholars and writers have suggested places where Al-Borak [Muhammad’s flying horse with wings on his thighs] was tethered, mostly locations near the southwest corner of the Haram. However, for several centuries the preferred location has been the al-Buraq (Al_Borak) Mosque just inside the wall at the south end of the Western Wall plaza. Because of the proximity to the Western Wall, the area next to the wall has been associated with Al-Borak at least since the 19th century.
COMMENT: Folks, Al-Borak is not real. There is no such creature as a horse with wings on his thighs. Muhammad did not fly on a winged horse from Mecca to Jerusalem and back again in one night in 622 AD, or ever. If anything happened other than a dream it was not by divine intervention. If there was supernatural intervention at all, it was demonic.
...in short, a synopsis of the entire story of Muhammad
by various Catholic saints
There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist….From that time to the present a false prophet named Muhammad has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out a certain book that had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration. St John Damascene (d. 749)
At St Thomas' feet lies the Arabic scholar
Averroes, whose writings he refuted. From
The Triumph of St Thomas by Benozzo
Gozzoli,1471, Louvre, Paris
He then seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths he taught he mingles with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the contrary, Muhammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms–which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants.
St Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)
This Russian painting from 1840-1850 shows Muhammad
preaching. The artist is Grigory Gagarin
Muhammad had neither supernatural miracles nor natural motives of reason to persuade those of his sect. As he lacked in everything, he took to bestial and barbaric means, which is the force of arms. Thus he introduced and promulgated his message with robberies, murders, and blood shedding, destroying those who did not want to receive it, and with the same means his ministers conserve this today, until God placates his anger and destroys this pestilence from the earth. The very manners Islam teaches are from a school of vicious bestialities. It remains an impious, blasphemous, vicious cult, an innovation of the devil, and the direct way into the fires of hell. It does not even merit the name of being called a religion.
St Juan di Ribera (d. 1611)