November 26, 2011 Leave a comment
NOTE TO ALL
This site and our project, “The Muhammad Paintings Collection”, is a serious and honest attempt to understand, to come to terms with Classical, Orthodox, Historic Islam (in short, the words and deeds of Muhammad). And we do so as Infidels (whom we understand Allah despises) –
There is no second agenda here, no dismissal of groups or individuals. Our only concern is with Muhammad, the Qur’an and, of course, Allah – and their consequential impact on the (our) world. Our conversation, via words or oils on canvas, is with them, not with “communities” or individuals.
It seems that everything about Islam (including its 1400 year history) can be reduced to one primary question: Who is Allah?
What is Allah’s nature and character. Is he worth simple recognition, a nod of the head, let alone obedience and worship?
Therefore, this site, and our project, focuses on unfolding Allah’s nature and character – and their consequential fallout upon the world, past and present.
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Yes, we have reached a judgment.
Nothing will change regarding the relationship between Islam (the House of Allah) and the rest of the World (the Land of War) until Allah changes his nature and character. That is the most urgent civil and political chore before us.
As for we, standing with brush in hand before the ease (after much prayer and fasting, and honest thinking) we have found that character and nature – that is, we have found Allah – wanting.
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Along with our honest hard looking about, it is our hope that the Muslim community worldwide will see the wisdom of rethinking the totalitarian foundation of Islam. It is our hope that Muslims sit down and engaged in our serious and honest discussion, albeit with oils on canvas. In short, Muslims must task themselves, do the hard work of rethinking Muhammad, of rethinking the Qur’an, of rethinking Allah, himself.
ADDENDUM: Our apologies for using the third person pronoun for Allah. He makes no claim upon BEING and PERSONHOOD. He refuses to receive the claim that he is a personal god, that he is father to anyone.
Dear Christians, be forewarned, Allah is not a god “who so loved the world” that he gave . . .
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I AM AN ISLAMOPHOBE!
I Fear the Words and Deeds of Muhammad
You have yet to give me a reason not to.
But, then, can Allah, the non-BEING beyond all BEING and REASON, reason me out of this fear?
He cannot. Beyond BEING, beyond PERSONHOOD, beyond SPEECH, Allah is nothing to me – for I am nothing to him.
Allah is no father to me, I am no son of his.
Give me a God who muddies His hands and enters the womb of a Jewish Maid of Israel. I want that God. I want a God who gives a damn about lost coins and lambs. Allah doesn’t give a witch’s tit about the very breath I breathe.
I want a God whose Face I can see. A God whose lips burns with WORDS, falling like fire upon my tongue, quenching this dread, this fear that God has nothing to say to me. For it is to me that God must speak. It is I – I am the lost coin an lamb; I am the whole world that God so loved.
“Kiss me with the kisses of thy mouth, for thy love is sweeter than wine“. Damn gods who hit the high grass beyond PERSONHOOD and BEING. Damn collectives. F_ _ k Totalitarian Oneness.
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HERE’S THE RUB: Islam cannot change until Allah does. Islam cannot civilize its culture, tame its totalitarian worldview, until Allah civilizes his nature and tames his character. It all comes down to Allah – not some war on terror, not Jihad or Sharia, not even Muhammad -but Allah.