Legal Adulterers, Belief Systems & Crescentologism: The Case of Muslims.
Hasan A. Yahya, Ph.ds (Arab American Encyclopedia-AAE
الزنا الشرعي ونظام العقائد والنظرية القمرية : قضية المسلمين.
الدكتور حسن يحيى (الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية- معا )
A belief, true or false, is a power by itself. In Islam, the belief in Qur’an and Hadiths of the Prophet [ the true (Sahih) or Qudsi-sacrid (by God through Muhammad’s tongue) and the false [Maudu’)] is a power.]] If it was believed by Muslims. In Christianity, the belief that Jesus sacrifice himself to save his followers [true or false] , or as Son of God [[true or false]] is a power too. The same, exactly as the belief among Jews [as the chosen people true or false]] is a power.
According to Crescentologism, true knowledge, [not faked or false knowledge] should be the power, to understand each other, in order to appreciate, and to compromise. Therefore, these beliefs should not be touched, otherwise those who question these beliefs will be under attacks from the devout people of these beliefs. Such attacks take the shape of assassination or killing, or bombing, or paying ransom to kill them. They are called Blasphemous and heretics. According to Crescentology, keep the people beliefs out of the debate, in order to get better [TRUE] knowledge deals with logic and reasoning in worlds affair. In other words, Crescentology belief is the truth about the moon which is a natural phenomenon, where both sides of the crescent [the disappearing and the shown sides] exist as the full moon.
Taking sides as Muslim, Jewish or Christian, or any other ideology such as communism, Nazism, Capitalism, or Globalism (as understood by the dominant powers), spoils human mentality and reasoning to deal with disputation or conflicts, and makes human beings close to animals who have physical and material needs, and use their power to satisfy their needs.
To get rid of this religious or spiritual power [true or false], is to follow Crescentology approach, where both fighting beliefs can be dismissed in dealing emotionally with the truth finding about conflicts concerning individuals (Husband and wife), or two persons, or two nations, or two regions or unions [such as communism-capitalism, NATO and non-NATO forces, EU and non-EU, East-West, Orientalists-Occidentals, etc.,
To prove the power of belief [True or False], among Christians, Muslims, Jews, Capitalism, Communism etc., you may see the existent hatred [or at least opposition in theory and practice which may lead to initiating war, or terrorist act like 9/11] among them which was promoted by ideological [true or false] beliefs. For example, the revolution of the Marxist’s Proletariat in Communism against Capitalist systems; the Crusades to save Jesus land from Arab and Muslim infidels; The Jewish occupation of Palestine and the Arab Palestinian resistance; The Nazis to purify the white Aryan race from Jews and others; The Turks and Armenians, Arabs and Kurds, wealthy and poor people; Hindus and Muslims; fundamentalism (or conservatism or liberalism) in the same system. All these ideologies incite hatred and hostility among followers of each who anticipates such oppositions without reasoning and without taking into consideration the idea of Crescentologism, where the OTHER, have the same rules of faith.
On the familial level, take for example the marriage contract, which makes prostitution legal for one woman to have sex with one man, and of course cheaper than illegal prostitution. What a contract means? In politics, in marriage, in a business deal. It’s a contract between two parties. If contracts were violated by opposing, or cheating [in marriage] or using force [in war, or terrorism] , contracts are nullified. Any negation of contract practiced while there is a disagreement, contracts are becoming illegal. Anarchy and chaos of affairs but still culturally legal in marriages.
In marriage, the contract works to satisfy the needs of the (male) man not the (female) woman. It is a contract for obedience. For stripping women’s rights. The [male] man or [female] woman or one party [the more power physical, emotional or spiritual] of the same-sex partners have the right to deviate from the contract,. Some male dominated cultures call it manhood, what the man does, is not the same as the woman. Theological and apologist interpretations sometimes lead to errors of understanding.
In the Muslim World, there are many traditions undermine the woman’s position and her rights in the social structure. For example, in one tradition, Sunnah, (which is saying of the Prophet Muhammad-Peace Be Upon Him-pbuh) if a husband sleeps angry with his woman [his Wife], the woman is doomed to go to Hell. In other words, if he wanted to have sex with her, and she refused for any reason, God himself will be angry too. Thus women are forbidden from Heaven for that sin. This is for many intellectuals is nonsense. Muhammad-pbuh, will not say such ridiculed statement because he is wise as a Prophet does not discriminate. Because Adam and Eve altogether with Iblis (Satan) left Heaven. In reasoning I might say, Arabs and Muslims believe it strongly and may say it. But the Prophet-Muhammad will not discriminate. So it is not the religious Truth practiced about men and women as equal, but the cultural faith which incite discrimination and prejudice.
Why? Take for example another saying circulated widely among Muslim Sunnis and Shi’as alike, which is not true that Muhammad-pbuh said it. “Most women” he said: “ I saw were dwellers of Hell.”
Taking into consideration that the Prophet sometimes according to Aishah, wakes up one night, she found the Prophet-pbuh crying, when she asked him, he said: “I am not sure, God will be satisfied with me, therefore, I am not sure, that Allah will send me to Heaven. If the Prophet himself does not have the knowledge that he will be sent to Heaven or Hell without the Will of God, how can he tells that most women will be in Hell. Logically the saying is reflecting misinterpretation, or it is false, and therefore “Maudu’ ” or forgery.
To authenticate what I said the full Hadith says: (in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 28)
“Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” or are they ungrateful to Allah? He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”
Some Muslim scholars do not reject this Hadith, but justify it “ even if we take the hadith at its literal meaning, is it really an issue? They say: “Since we’re all supposed to be striving for Paradise anyway, we should welcome the hadith as advice on how not to act.” But what the majority means? What “They” means? And who’s the minority in Paradise, then?
Taking the Hadith as is, justifying that “The Prophet, pbuh, MAY have seen certain behavior from the women of his community. Out of love and concern, he warned them that these behaviors would lead to Hell rather than Paradise. This hadith is telling us how serious ingratitude is. And it’s a warning to both sexes.” But understanding the Hadith culturally, and circulate it as fair to both sexes, is misleading, by taking it literally, without using “MAY”.
Women in almost all societies tolerate injustices from their husbands during the entire period of their lifetime. 99% of the wives are treated like servants. They have to abide with their husbands’ sexual desires and wishes. However, A Muslim does not give women the right to complain, or to react against the injustice of their husbands, or to show the same bad attitude to the husband as he shows. If a woman does any of this, then hell fire is her destiny!!
Islam doesn’t say that. Men and women are equal, Islam says, except in seventeen qualities in terms of their physical flesh mentioned by al-Ghazali nine centuries ago. These natural differences are mixed with religious beliefs, as if they were dictations from God. While God says: “O humankind! We created you from a single (pair) of male and female, [Adam and Eve together] and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know and cooperate with one another.” (Quran 49:13) God in this Ayah did not discriminate between man and woman. But cultures do. [The between two brackets are the understood statements by people as they professed by Muslims theologian scholars , not what they meant by God. Because some Ayat, verses, have two meaning, one Zahir, clearly understood, and the other is Batin, covert, no one knows the meaning of it in Islam, except the few who have knowledge of Prophets or Messengers of God.] God also says in Hadith Qudsi:
“I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. [saying subhana Allah, al-Hamdu lillah for example] If he makes mention of Me to himself [La hawla wala Quwwata Illa Billah, Inn lillah wa-Inna lahu Raji’un] for example, I make mention of him to Myself; [ so if his name is Hasan, God will do the same, If I say Allah, or subhana Allah, God will say Hasan, Subhan Hasan] and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, [In a Mosque for example, where Salatu al –Jama’ah, group prayer for example[ I make mention of him in an assembly better than it [May be God means, assembly of angels, or believers in his presence, which he already chosen, for example] . And if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length [for example raising his hands up asking my help, I will be more close to him] . And if he comes to Me walking, [to the mosque, for example] I go to him at speed [I will hurry up to meet him faster than he does].
Commenting on the Hadit, Where is God while Israel for example, is doing in the Middle East what followers of God hates. What did God Do? Where is He or she , when Israel destroyed Lebanon and Gaza? In WWI and WWII, and other historical events? Where S/He Was? Where did S/he go? Surely according to the Hadith Qudsi, he ‘s supporting the believers, God is their ears, their eyes, their hands, and their feet. Israel according to this Hadith, then, is His people not the Muslims, because Muslims were fleeing, and God was fleeing too with them according to this Hadith Qudsi.
My point here, is not to falsify the Hadith, or that God has nothing to do in what’s happening on earth, for simple reason, there is no justice on earth. If God existed on earth to take care of His/Her people, Israel will not defeat God’s people. America will not destroy Heroshima, and had victory. Otherwise, God will have two faces, which negates the essence of Islam and Oneness of God, and prove the two gods idea.
Another Hadith from Bukhari [concerning terrorism thought, the two brackets added from the author of this article] says: “Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him.[[whose the devout to Him? Everyone can claim that s/he is devout to Him]] My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, [[means God is One, prayers, zakah, sawm, and Haj]] and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. [[to have God loves you, for example, and become one with Him, with eyes to see, ears to hear, hand to strike, and feet to walk ]] When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, [[ we are together, if s/he (the devout) was defeated because he sees, hears, strikes, and walks as God’s eyes, hands, feet, and ears]] and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. [[This is a promise from God, for devout persons of taking care of them]] I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him. (Bukhari)
This Hadith is doubtful, if not true. Why? If people believed that they understand it, it will make them blind if they think that they are the devout people God talks about. They will tell you, that we draw near to God, and God loves us. They will tell you the love of God considers us as his hand strikes with our hands, his feet walk with ours, and his eyes are seeing things through our eyes. Jihadists, Salafis and fundamentalist believe blindly this Hadith, as if God said it on the tongue of Muhammad-pbuh. Which enhances their power arguing that their way is much better than OTHERS, therefore, they call themselves, Junud allah, Solders of God, or Hizbullah, the Party of God. Or the Ikhwan Muslimen, Muslim Brothers. Or Muhammad’s Army. Considering other people as denied from the mercy of God which is only granted for them. So they act as small gods terrorizing other sections in their own society as well as in other societies in Europe, and the United States.
So if people believe they can strike by the hand of God, they do think, mistakenly, that God is the One who is striking with their hands. Their eyes see as if God is seeing with their eyes, and if they walk in the way of God, God is walking through their feet. Such interpretation makes them Solders of God, or Hizbullah, or Ikhwan Muslimeen, etc., depending on cultural belief.
This belief of Hadiths as true is a perception or misinterpretation, fools young people to follow Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaidah, for example, or suicide bombers, or Ikhwan Muslimen, or Hizbullah or Hamas or any other followers of dogmatic belief system. This destroying thought has its roots in these Hadiths if interpreted in the above fashion. . Because logically they are nonsense if they are interpreted the way Muslims interpret it. Unfortunately, this interpretation is widely believed by theologian and common Muslims. Therefore, continuing these Hadiths as they were interpreted and understood means continuing terrorist acts against perceived others who do not act like these gods according to their interpretations. With the perception that God is walking with us, seeing what we see, and hearing only what we hear, and of course, when we strike, He, God is striking with our hands. Exactly like the tradition widely believed says about unseen angels fighting side by side with Muslims at the first battle of Badr “It is not you who throw( arrows), God does.”
Is there any other interpretation from Muslim fuqaha (Jurisprudence)? Instead of debating the issue, any one brings this to discussion is accused to be Blasphemous and heretic. This is a big problem in the Muslim world destroys their mentality and fire up their emotions. But how can we prove that some of these very well circulated Ahadiths (Sayings) among Muslims are illogical, and should not be interpreted the way these theologian or fundamentalist groups believe it is true to recruit believers in their structures using such Sayings. Because they become acting gods walking, seeing, hearing, and striking. This is a dangerous interpretation. I believe,
Perception of these groups is the danger on other disbelievers as well as those from the same society, especially those who question these illogical or misinterpreted Ahadith (sayings).
I am a Muslim by faith, not a theologian, I am following a philosophical approach using logic in the above argument. And logic means reasoning. These Ahadith, unfortunately are interpreted in favor of some faith-leaders to deceive innocent people that these are Ahadith describe their group of faithful, as if they are gods, like Salafis, or Wahhabis, or Ikhwan Muslimem, or Hizbullah, or Hamas. And other people are their enemies. Exactly as it was the case of Jews and Palestine, Nazis and Jews in Germany, or the Cold-War or East and West or Edward Said’s Orientalism in some aspects.
In the last nine centuries these Ahadith constitute the Muslim mentality, where these Hadiths sometimes called Qudsi, means, that God speaks by the tongue of Muhammad-pbuh are misinterpreted to satisfy certain cultural interests. So these Ahadith are sacred, and cannot be touched or debated according to theologians. It is done. And it is a sin to question old interpretation, which might be called by intellectuals Ijtihad, giving decisions according to the situation, time, place, and interest. This is a call for Crescentologism, sooner, my coming book. (2690 words) www.hasanyahya.com
From: Crescentologism: The Moon Theory, 2010.
About the Author
Hasan A. Yahya is an American writer, scholar, and professor of philosophy. Has a 2 Ph.d degrees from MSU. He published 90 books (60 Arabic and 30 English & Bilingual), and hundreds of articles on sociology, religion, psychology, politics, poetry, and short stories. Philosophically, his writings concern logic, justice and human rights worldwide. Dr. Yahya is the author of Crescentoly: Theory C. of Conflict Management and Cultural Normalization, 2009, developed into Crescentologism: The Moon Theory, in 2010. Both may be found on Amazon and ebook stores. He’s an expert on Arab and Islamic cultures, and was invited to several TV shows and international conferences on religion and future strategic planning. www.dryahyatv.com