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Monday, November 19, 2018

Muhammad Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven's Door

Knock, knock! Who's there? It's ME! Muhammad! Muhammad who? Muhammad the Prophet (peace be upon me)...silence as God consults Himself then says, These are the gates of Heaven. Go thee down that other path which thou hast walked whilst on earth. Knock there and Lucifer will let thee enter. Muhammad trots down to the Gates of Hell. Knock, knock! Who's there!?!! Um...Muhammad?...deathly silence as the gates immediately swing open, then...Welcome, Muhammad. Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter. All that I possess is yours. Oh, it's you! Hi Allah! Where are my 72 virgins!? Right this way (heh heh heh)...excitement in the air as the door to the Chamber of Virgins opens. Tearing at his robe Muhammad races in...then disappears into the infinite realm of Inferno's Eighth Circle, to be "mutilated and split in half with his entrails hanging out, eternally speaking the words: See now how I rend me."

Meanwhile, here's mood music to relax with while 
reading the story of Muhammad's Night Journey.

Part 1 - Muhammad's Night Journey to the Jewish Temple Mount

Disclaimer - Let it be known that I do not believe one word of anything Muhammad said, especially his ridiculous night journey and the seven heavens. My bunny rabbits could make up a better story. I'm merely demonstrating that anyone who believes such nonsense needs to ask themselves exactly what is there to be believed? That a heavenly rooster with rubies and pearls on its wings crows in heaven to...what? Wake up God every morning? That "certain men and faeries" can't hear the rooster crow in the first place so when he stops crowing they won't be bothered because they couldn't hear him anyway? Muhammad's "night journey" is filled with foolish nonsense. Here it is:

Twelve years after Muhammad became a prophet he said that he was physically flown through the sky 775 miles from Mecca to Jerusalem and back again in one night on his winged horse, Lightning. (No, really. That's what Muhammad named him.)

This particular story of Muhammad’s Night Journey is taken from The Life of Mohamet written in 1697 by Humphrey Prideaux and reprinted in 1808. Undeniably, the older a book written about Islam, the more clear the information since the book would have been written closer in time to actual events and during an era when no political correctness existed. This book was written in Old English therefore the following is “translated” into more readable English for ease of understanding.

Humphrey Prideaux begins: “It was twelve years after Muhammad became a prophet that visions of a journey to Jerusalem wafted through his imagination and the story of his Night Journey was suddenly told. He said that he flew from Mecca to Jerusalem on the winged horse Buraq and after landing on the Jewish Temple Mount, he ascended to heaven by a ladder of light. He went above the seven heavens into the very presence of God, whom he saw by the Lote Tree, beyond which there is no passing (Sura Liii, 13,14)."

How Muhammad's story of his Night Journey and ascension to heaven came about was that the local people in Mecca had been asking Muhammad for miracles to prove his mission. He, being able to work none, solved the matter by inventing the story of his late night journey to heaven. The Night Journey is believed by all Muslims as a main article of their faith, and as such, set down in the books of their authentic traditions. Prideaux said, "How absurd forever it be, therefore my plan is to give as full an account as I can of this man’s imposture which obliges me to relate it."

Jesus was riding Lightning the Donkey

on Palm Sunday?

Here's the story: One night as Muhammad lay in bed with his most beloved nine year-old wife, Aisha, he heard knocking at the door. Opening the door he found the angel Gabriel "with seventy pairs of wings expanded from his sides, whiter than snow, and clearer than crystal, and the beast Buraq standing by him, which they say is the beast on which the prophets used to ride when they were carried from one place to another while executing a divine plan."

Muhammad described the beast to the Meccans as a winged creature with the face of a woman "with two wings on his thighs which lent strength to his legs. He was white as milk, smaller than a mule but bigger than a donkey and of such extraordinary swiftness that his flying from one place to another was as quick as lightning", therefore Muhammad named the beast Lightning (al-Buraq in Arabic). 
This is where Lightning
was tied 1400 years ago
even though the ring
looks to have been made
long after that time.

As soon as Muhammad opened the door, Gabriel hugged him hello, greeted him in the name of God, and said that he was sent to bring Muhammad to God (Allah) in heaven, "where he would see strange mysteries which were not allowed to be seen by any other person" then he told Muhammad to get on Lightning.

However Lightning was having none of that, "having lain long idle from the time of Christ until Muhammad - there having been no prophet in all that interval to employ him." Lightning had become uncontrollable and so skittish that he wouldn't stand still for Muhammad to get on him so eventually Muhammad was forced to bribe Lightning into behaving by promising the beast a place in paradise. After the promise of paradise, Lightning quieted down and let Muhammad get on his back. Gabriel took Lightning's reins in his hands and led the way. However, suddenly Lightning flew up to the stars carrying Muhammad through the night sky from Mecca to Jerusalem in the twinkling of an 

A split second later when Gabriel, Lightning and Muhammad arrived in Jerusalem and landed on the Jewish Temple Mount, all the dead departed Jewish prophets and Catholic saints appeared at the gate of the Jewish Temple to greet Muhammad. After greeting Muhammad, they joined him in the chief worship space of the Jews to ask him to pray for them, then they left. Immediately after the spirits of the dead Jews and Catholics departed, Muhammad and Gabriel exited the temple whereupon a ladder of light suddenly appeared before them enabling them to ascend to heaven. 

Meanwhile, until Muhammad and Gabriel returned, Lightning was left alone on the Jewish Temple Mount tied to a rock. Today that rock is an Islamic sacred spot, as is the spot where the ladder of light appeared and afforded Muhammad ascension to heaven with Gabriel by his side. be continued with Part II of Muhammad's ascent to and through the Seven Heavens.

Part II - Muhammad's First Heaven and the Celestial Rooster Angel 


Part III - Muhammad's Fake heavens 2 - 7 HERE

Part IV - Muhammad Chats With Allah Then Flies Back to Mecca on Lightning HERE

Part V - Observations and Comments on Muhammad's Fake Night Journey and His Fake Seven Heavens HERE

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