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Babylonian Origins of the Islamic Religion

Was the islamic faith founded on “pagan” practices?

Over the past few years we have covered a lot about the Sumerian origins of the Judaic and Christian religions. Today, we will talk about the Sumerian origins of the Islamic faith, which will also show the Necronomicon Tradition’s influence over all three Abrahamic religions. Recently, I had a dinner with a good friend of mine and a discussion about the Islam came up. based on that conversation I decided to write an article about some things I have observed about the religion.

The idea that the Islamic faith is a derivative of older Babylonian traditions is nothing new. In the book Dead Names, written be Simon, we find the author’s use of the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1911, Volume 17, referenced in Simon’s Dead Names, page 192 states:

“According to an old Encyclopedia Britannica and other sources, the Quraysh tribe of Mecca were believed to have originated in ancient Cutha itself.”

From my research, I found the edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica quote that Simon was referring to which was also edited by Hugh Chislom, appearing in Volume 17, page 399 reads:

“The sanctuary was apparently in the possession of the tribe Koreish (Quraish), the origin of whose name is unknown, said to have come originally from Cutha in Mesopotamia.”

It has been suggested that the Quraish tribe, from whom the Prophet Mohammed was said to have descended, originated in Cutha. This is very interesting because in the Ancient Near Eastern Texts translated by E.  A. Spieser, we find an account of Ishtar’s Descent into the Netherworld. In this myth, we find the following:

“Forth went the gatekeeper to open the door for her:
“Enter, my lady, that Cutha may rejoice over thee,
That the palace of the Land of No Return may be glad at they presence.”

The reader may wonder why we have inserted the mythology concerning Ishtar’s Descent into our discussion? Well, first it has been suggested that the Prophet Mohammed was a descendant of a people that originated in Cutha. In Ishtar’s Descent, the ancient goddess is said to have visited Cutha, which was a rite performed for an initiation of sorts. In any event, we can confirm the Prophet Mohammed’s lineage and the “pagan” origins of the Islamic faith, by comparing the rites of Ishtar with the religion of Islam. If Mohammed was given a revelation from the actual author of the universe, it should in no way resemble any of the “pagan” practices that he was said to diminish. Is Islam an authentic message from the “creator,” or is it a pagan tradition that was successful in defeating other pagan traditions, and thereby making Allah the supreme god of the land? In order to investigate this matter further, we should look at the principles of Islam.

The foundation of the Islamic faith is based on the “Five” Pillars of Islam. This is very interesting because we see the number “five” recurring very often in Islamic spiritualism. What is also amazing about all of this, as we had cited earlier, is that if the religion of Islam was indeed authored by the creative force, it should in no way reflect the practices of Arab paganism, which it tried to abolish. The number “five” is sacred to the goddess Ishtar. Although she is associated with the number 15 in her planetary aspect, she is also identified with the number “five.” The Mystery of Numbers, authored by A. Schimmel and F. C. Endres, made the following observation on page 107 of the said work:

“From time immemorial 5 has been regarded as the number of the goddess Ishtar and her Roman “successor,” Venus.”

Since the number “five” appears so often in Islamic spiritualism, the reader may do well to ask, did the religion of Islam derive many of its practices from the “Cult of Ishtar,” also known as the “Cult of the Stars” in ancient Babylon?

Before we continue in examining the “Five” Pillars of Islam under this premise, it should also be noted that a lot of attributes of Ishtar were inherited from the Sumerian goddess Inanna. Inanna’s sacred color is white. In the information quoted above, we see that Inanna/Ishtar is relative to Venus. Here we see one of the “pagan” practices that was adopted by the Islamic religion is Jumu’ah.

Jumu’ah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday.  Jumu’ah is required of adult male Muslims. What these Islamic men are not aware of is the fact that they are giving reverence to Ishtar. Inanna/Ishtar corresponds to Venus, which rules Friday.  It should also be noted that in some communities, Muslims are encouraged to wear the color “white” while attending the ceremony. White is a color sacred to the goddess Ishtar. The Simon Necronomicon mentions the following:

“Her colour is the purest White. Her manifestation is in the metal Copper, and also in the most beautiful flowers of a field, and in the saddest death of the battlefield, which is that field’s fairest flower. Her Gate is the Third you will pass in the rites that follow, and in which place you will be of a heart to stay; but turn you face to the road that leads beyond, for that is your genuine goal, unless the Goddess choses you. Her Step on the Ladder of Lights, built of old in Babylon and at UR, is White.”

The Mystery of Numbers, cited earlier, says the following on page 213:

“Fifteen was a sacred number to Ishtar..”

Often times, during Jumu’ah, the 87th Surah is recited from the Qu’ran, as we know 8 + 7 = 15. I find it remarkably interesting that the “Creator of all worlds” would authorize congregational prayer on the same designated day that the priestesses of Ishtar encouraged massive amounts of men to enter her temple, interesting.

99 Names of Allah

Another reason why many members of the Islamic community are converting over to the Necronomicon Tradition, has a lot to do with the 99 Names of Allah. Some Muslims have been wise enough to question the idea of Allah having 99 names. First, it should be stated that a name is given to an object that is held within the world of space and time. Secondly, the 99 names of Allah are of Babylonian origin.

The major gods of the Babylonian/ Assyrian pantheon were Nanna, Nebo, Ishtar, Shamash, Nergal, Marduk, and Adar, which were all associated with the seven philosophical planets. The numbers associated with these deities, is as follows:

Nanna (30), Nebo (12), Ishtar (15), Shamash (20), Nergal (8), Marduk (10), and Adar (4) were the major gods of the Babylonian pantheon.  The numeric system of the Babylonians and their planetary deities is widely available in print.

When you add the numbers of these 7 major deities, you get the sum of 99.  So now the question arises, that if the religion of Islam was authored by the “Creator of all worlds” why would this divine entity take on the number of names of the powers of the seven ruling deities amongst the so-called pagan Arabs and Babylonians?

The Story of the Mi’raj in the Hadith.

“One of the most famous Islamic monuments in the world is the Dome of the Rock which stands on the site of the original Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. It is the third-holiest in the Muslim world after the Ka’aba in Mecca and Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and commemorates the alleged occasion of Muhammad’s ascent through the seven heavens to the very presence of Allah. It stands above the rock from which Muhammad is believed to have ascended to heaven. The narrative of this ascent is recorded in all the major works of Hadith in some detail, but there is only one verse in the Qur’an openly refer ring to the incident and in a limited context at that.”

Another reason why Muslims are abadoning the Islamic path and becoming converts of the Necronomicon Tradition has a lot to do with Al-Mi’raj the story of Muhammad’s ascent through the seven heavens. This a clear case of plagiarism from an earlier Babylonian myth.  In the Myth of Etana, the king of Kish, Etana prays to the Sun god, Shamash, for the plant of life and a son. Eventually Etana is given the tools that he needs to request such from the goddess Inanna as he ascends through the seven gates of heaven on the back of an eagle. Here we see again, another Babylonian myth that has such a striking similarity to Islamic legend as the Prophet Muhammad ascended through the seven heavens of the back of a beast that had wings, though not described as an eagle. Why would Allah, the “creator of all worlds” reconfigure an action that is so similar to a pagan parable?

“The moon goddess was represented by the black stone still embedded in a corner of the Kaaba. She was attended by seven priestesses who circumambulated the Kaaba (naked) seven times, once for each of the known planets.”

The Five Pillars of Islam of Babylonian Origin

In this section of our discussion, we will discuss each of the “Five” Pillars of Islam and illustrate their Babylonian origin. However, before we proceed further into this discussion, it is more than enough to say that the Five Pillars of Islam are indeed a modified version of the Hammurabi Code. In an online article entitled The Religion of Islam we find the following:

“It is significant that Arabic is the most archaic of all the living Semitic languages: it’s morphology is to be found in Hammurabi’s code which is more or less contemporary with Abraham. “

Wikipedia gives us the following definition of the Code of Hammurabi:

“The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code, and partial copies exist on a human-sized stone stele and various clay tablets. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” (lex talionis)[1] as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man.”

Let us see if the Five Pillars of Islam are Babylonian in origin.We must first note that the Five Pillars of Islam are as follows (1) the shahada (creed), (2) daily prayers (salat), (3) almsgiving (zakāt, (4)fasting during Ramadan (sawm) ), and (5) the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj) at least once in a lifetime.

1. Shahada

Wikipedia defines the term shahada in the following words:

“The shahada is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God (tawhid) and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet. The word Shahādah is a noun stemming from the verb shahida meaning to observe, witness, or testify; when used in legal terms, shahādah is a testimony to the occurrence of events such as debt, adultery, or divorce.”

This is a very interesting term, as it is said to stem from the word shahida, which means to see and observe. The Sumerian term for those who were said “to watch,” is Igigi. Some have compared the Igigi to the watchers of Enochian mythology. In any event,  The Hammurabi Code also called for the dedication to the national god Marduk. What is intersting in all of this is that the word shahada, in Akkadian is sha-hada, or sha-hadda. which meand the wife (sha) of Hada, or Hadda. The Quarterly Statement by the Palestine Exploration Fund sates the following on page 275:

“It may perhaps have been a term borrowed from the Akkadian, in which tongue sha means ” a bride,” “

The Companion Bible by E.W. Bullinger mentions the following on page 634:

“Not a Heb. word, but borrowed from the Akkadian sha — a, bride,”

This reveals to us that the word “sha” means bride. In Archives of Ebla written by G. Pettinato we find a reference to the god Hada:

“Sumerian pantheon precisely because in addition to Enki, his companion Ninki is also venerated at Ebla. … were temples of Kura, Hada, Nidakul, Astar, etc.”

This god Hada was evidently important enough to have a temple built in his own honor. In a Wikipedia article entitled Ebla, we find the following:

“3rd millennium Ebla was a polytheistic society. Some well-known Semitic deities appear at Ebla, including Dagan (written as dBE), Ishtar (Ashtar), Resheph (Rasap), Kamish, Hadad (Hadda),[10] Shapash (Shipish), and some otherwise unknown ones (Kura, Nidakul[11]), plus a few Sumerian gods (Enki and Ninki) and Hurrian gods (Ashtapi,[11] Hebat, Ishara).The four city gates were named after the gods Dagan, Baal (Hadda), Rasap, and Utu. Overall, about forty deities are mentioned in the tablets as receiving sacrifices.”

When uncovering this information the reader should note that the god Hadda is identified with both Hadad and Baal. This may seem confusing at first, but when I searched under the title Baal on Wikipedia, it mentioned the following:

“”Baʿal” can refer to any god and even to human officials; in some texts it is used as a substitute for Hadad, a god of the rain, thunder, fertility and agriculture, and the lord of Heaven. Since only priests were allowed to utter his divine name, Hadad, Ba‛al was commonly used. “

From the information that we discussed so far, the name Hada refers to the Biblical Baal and the Hadad, but primarily Hadad. Thus the term shahada means wife of Baal, or wife of Hadad, as the term shahada is not native to the Arabic language. Anyone who is involved in linguistics can clearly see it was adopted by the Arabs from an earlier civilization. This may seem to be a little bit of word play for some, but once we identify the “bride of Hada” other aspects of the Islamic religion begin to unfold. But for now, we can clearly see that the god of the Islamic religion is not the same god as the Judaic or Christian religion.

Hada, or Hadad is popularly known as the Akkadian Adad, and the Sumerian Ishkur. He is a storm deity who is also associated with the god Amurru of the Amorites, known as Martu, who is associated with Marduk. Marduk is the same god in the Hammurabi Code promoted as the national god. Muslims define the shahada as a declaration in their belief in the oneness of God. This “unity of god” was an attribute that was applied to Adad. Arthur reader verifies this for us in the book, Fishes, Flowers, & Fire as Elements and Deities in the Phallic Faith, makes the following observation on page 78 of the said work:

“Macrobious, speaking of the Syrians and this god Adodus and the king of gods, says, “The gave to the god whom they venerate as the highest and the greatest the name Adad, and which means unus or one.”

So this idea of “oneness of god” was introduced to the ancient world through the teachings of the god Hada or Adad, from which the term shahada derives. Our point however, is to discover the “bride of Hada,” which was where the term shahada derives. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge -Volume 1 by Samuel Macauley Jackson mentions the following in reference to Adad:

“His consort was Shala, never an important deity, and her ideograph could represent also a milch-goat. A deity sometimes displacing Adad as third member of this triad was the great Ishtar.”

There are numerous texts and information that supports Shala as the wife of Adad/Ishkur.

Sumerian mountain goddess of grain. Sometimes referred to as the “corn maiden”. She was the wife of Ishkur. Her sanctuary was at Karkara called E.durku, ‘House, the Pure Abode,’ most likely located within the temple of Ishkur, the ‘E.Karkara.’ In earlier years, Shala was known as Gubarra, ‘Flame Lady of the border of Eden.” She was mother of Gibil, the Sumerian Fire god. Wikipedia gives us some deeper information about the goddess Shala under the topic Virgo we read:

“According to the Babylonian Mul.Apin, which dates between 1000 BC and 686 BC, this constellation was known as “The Furrow”, representing the goddess Shala‘s ear of grain or corn.[2] One star in this constellation, Spica, retains this tradition as it is Latin for “ear of grain”, one of the major products of the Mesopotamian furrow. The constellation was also known as AB.SIN and absinnu. For this reason the constellation became associated with fertility.[3] According to Gavin White the figure of Virgo corresponds to two Babylonian constellations – the ‘Furrow’ in the eastern sector of Virgo and the ‘Frond of Erua’ in the western sector. The Frond of Erua was depicted as a goddess holding a palm-frond – a motif that still occasionally appears in much later depictions of Virgo.”

Shala was indeed associated with the constellation Virgo, which symbolized the month of harvest. This is something that the reader should note because the Islamic month of Ramadan is called the “month of harvest.”  The constellation has been very influential in shaping other religious superstition, not only Islam. The star of Jacob or Judah, both being the same, is shown on astronomical maps as prominent in the constellation Virgo, the Virgin, called by the Hebrews, Ephraim. It was known in the Syrian, Arabian and Persian Systems of astronomy as Messaeil and was considered the ruling genius of the constellation. Messaeil is Messiah El (Son of God)—apparently the star, Spica. The star of Jacob was evidently a figure from astrology, in which the virgin is shown rising with an infant son of God in her arms.

The virgin, with her god-begotten child, the bright star, Spica, represented as an ear of corn (the meaning of the name of the star), was pictured in the heavens from time immemorial. They are present in the Hindu zodiac, at least three thousand years old, and in the ancient Egyptian one. Virgo commences rising at midnight, on the 25th of December, with this star in the east in her arms—the star which piloted the wise men.

2. Salah

Salah is part of the Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith. Salat is the Islamic prayer. Salat consists of five prayers a day. The idea of praying five times a day was inherited by the Islamic community form the very same Persians that they would label heathen and pagan in scripture. An Essay on the Authenticity of the Book of Daniel by John Mee Fuller, states the following on page 329:

“The ancient Persians divided the twenty-four hours into five parts. Corresponding to these were five prayers or gahs said to the angels presiding over each division.”

Why would the Creator of all Worlds instruct the holy Muslim to imitate a “pagan” prayer ritual, if Allah were not a pagan god himself. That’s like some prophet telling people that witchcraft is wrong and then creating a holiday to honor the our forgotten loved ones on Halloween.

3. Al-Zakat

Zakat or alms-giving is the practice of charitable giving by Muslims based on accumulated wealth, and is obligatory for all who are able to do so. It is considered to be a personal responsibility for Muslims to ease economic hardship for others and eliminate inequality.

Zakat is also of Sumerian origin. Studies in Early Islamic Tradition by Sulaymān Bashīr, states the following on page 87:

“The word zakatu is originally Sumerian and reappears in Akkadian texts in the senses of cancelling taxes due to the king and right being granted by the king and relating to setting people free.”

4. Sawm of Ramadan

Work in progress.

5. Hajj

Hajj is well rooted in Babylonian paganism. Muslims claim not to venerate idols, but you want to walk around a stone seven times and say God is Great, like this is what the creator of all the stars in the universe expects you to do on earth. Twilight in the Kingdom by Mark Caudill states the following on page 133:

“The moon goddess was represented by the black stone still embedded in a corner of the Kaaba. She was attended by seven priestesses who circumambulated the Kaaba (naked) seven times, once for each of the known planets.”

During Hajj, Muslims are encouraged to wear white garments, as we have discussed prior, “white” is a color that is sacred tho the goddess Ishtar. It is at this point that many of those who have abandoned Islam and turned to the Necronomicon Tradition have asked why? Why does the number of the “creator of all worlds has to be the same number of the seven philosophical planets that were revered in ancient Babylon.

The Qu’ran

The Qu’ran is composed of 114 chapters, also known as suras. 114 is an interesting number because it is the sum of 99 and 15. As we discussed earlier 99 is the sum of the numerical planetary correspondence. The additional 15 is to celebrate the goddess Ishtar in her primordial aspect as Tiamat, which is not planetary. In an online article entitled; Marduk’s Ordeal, we come across the following footnotes:

“Livingstone offers two other texts relevant to understanding the characters and events in the above (MMEW pp. 233-234): “Finally, two sections from VAT 8917 pertaining to Marduk, Ashur, and the Assyrian Ishtar goddesses may be considered.Ishtar of Nineveh is Tiamat; she is the wet-nurse of Bel. She has 4 eyes and 4 ears. Her upper parts are Bel, and her lower parts are Ninlil.The Lady of Arbela is the mother of Bel. They gave her vegetables(?); alternatively, she is Antu and they make funerary offerings to Anu. (trans. of VAT 8917 obv. 19-23)”

So here it is the Quran is composed of the same number of suras that were attributed to the Babylonian planetary system. Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) from God to Muhammad gradually, beginning in 610 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. This is about a 22 year time frame. This is interesting because 22 is also a very significant number. There are 22 chapters in the book of Revelation. there are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana of the tarot deck, and coincidently the prophet Muhammad received the Qu’ran in 22 years at the age of 40.

40 is another interesting number. The sacredness of the number 40 is also of Babylonian origin. anytime you read about it raining for 40 day and nights, or Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness, Moses and the Israelites spending forty years in the wilderness, know that the “god” being referred to in all of these cases is the Sumerian god Enki. Enki’s sacred number was 40. Abraham was from Ur, so it is quite natural to see the religions that are said to stem from him hold these customs that really originated in Babylon and earlier Sumeria. Gateways to Babylon has this to say, under the topic Enki:

“Enki´s sacred number is 40, and His astrological region is 12 degrees south in the sky (includes Pisces and Aquarius)”

If people get something out of the religion of Islam then good for them, but do know that while these Muslims may attempt to chant down “pagan” customs, or what have you they have stolen a lot of spirituality from Babylon mixed it in with Arab customs and then try to sell it to the world as “god’s true religion” while secretly promoting Arab superiority, but here in the Necronomicon Tradition, we know who you are and seek ever to promote the true way of the Sumerian paradigm that you are still in denial of.

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