by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
Years ago I noted something very strange. The holy tomb of the biblical prophet Shmuel – Samuel, located on a hilltop just outside the Ramot neighborhood and hilltop of Jerusalem, had an islamic mosque built on top of it. I inquired from a few online islamic sources about why, as Shmuel HaNavi (the biblical prophet Samual) is part of the Nevi’im, Tanach (in the Jewish world) or Old Testament (in the Xian world) - - and has no role in the islamic world. I received no meaningful answer beyond a confirmation that there are no references to the biblical prophet Samuel in islam.
Last week I wrote an article on super-super secessionism, the belief of another religion coming to replace an existing one. First this was the position of the catholic church (super secessionism), and later of Islam, replacing xianity that replaced Judaism. An anonymous commentor simply explained it thus: “the Qur'an says that all prophets were Muslims (Muslim is an Arabic word, the translation to English is “one who submits to the will of G-d”.) According to this definition, all Prophets were Muslims.”
But commentor Jesterhead has broken it down for us much better. Here’s his comment:
“The islamic equivalent of replacement theology is known as Tahrif and accuses Jews and Christians of distorting their own texts (with the former cursed for angering G-d by rejecting his message aka islam and the latter cursed for being led astray) as well as believing that original Jews and Christians were essentially proto-muslims called Hanifs.
One could also call it Retroactive Super Secessionism since muslims believe that Adam was the first muslim before the concept of religion even existed. Other nonsense includes Haman existing in the time of the Exodus instead of during the Persian Achaemenid Empire and being the vizier of Pharaoh.”
Now I understand…