Continued from HERE and HERE and HERE with Muhammad's description of his Night Journey from Humphrey Prideaux's Life of Mohamet. Keep in mind that Muhammad fabricated his Night Journey (Mi'raj in Arabic) which has no transcendent imagery whatsoever.
Remember that Abraham left Ur of the Chaldeans in
Mesopotamia where the moon god Allah was worshiped. He
went to Canaan to worship the One True God. Also remember
Joshua 24:14 - "...put away the gods which your fathers
worshiped in Mesopotamia."
So continuing with Prideaux's Life of Mohamet...
Muhammad and Allah Converse
“Ascending a bit higher he came to a place where he saw a vast extension of light of such exceeding brightness that his eyes could not bear it. This was the habitation of the Almighty where his throne was placed, and on the right side of the throne Muhammad says God’s name and his own were written in Arabic words, "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is his prophet." This is the Creed of Islam, which Muhammad also says he found written upon all the gates of the seven heavens through which he passed.
|Allah or Sin was the moon god |
in the Mesopotamian religions
“After this Allah entered into a very familiar conversation with Muhammad revealing to him many hidden mysteries, made him understand the whole of his divine law, and gave him charge concerning instructing men in the knowledge of it. In conclusion, God bestowed upon Muhammad several privileges above the rest of mankind, told Muhammad that he was the most perfect of all creatures, that at the day of judgement he should be honored and advanced above all the rest of mankind, that he should be the redeemer of all that believe in him, that he should have the knowledge of all languages, and lastly, that the spoils of all whom he should conquer in war should belong to Muhammad alone.
Muhammad’s Return Flight from Jerusalem Back to Mecca
|Muhammad wrapping up the Kabba Stone|
“From that time, that is, after Muhammad’s description of his Night Journey, all his sayings became looked upon as sacred truths brought down from heaven, and every word which at any time was spoken by so enlightened a person, as well as every action he did in any way relating to his religion, were all carefully observed by all Moslems.”
Possibly because Muhammad touched it, the adherents of Islam still worship a stone. Please watch the short one minute video below of the 2016 Haj in Mecca.
Thankfully this ends the description of Muhammad's Night Journey. The next post will include observations and comments on questionable points in Muhammad's absurd story.