When, in consultation with President Wise and Dr. Kohut, I chose this subject for the Lectures on the Stroock Foundationj I did so partly because of my belief, long held, that some important matters relating to Mohammed and the Koran are in need of a fresh examination; partly also in the conviction that the Arabian prophet and his marvellous book are in themselves of such great interest that even a somewhat technical discussion may be given a hearing by the layman. The ·subject has a certain timeliness by reason or the many recent investigations in its field, and also because of the presence of new material relating to conditions in ancient Arabia. Among the conclusions which are given especial prominence in the Lectures, the following may be mentioned.The Quran is Jewish Christianity which can be clearly demonstrated when comparing the text of the Quran with other existing scriptures such as the New Testament, the Infancy of Jesus Christ, Testament of Solomon and others.
The Jewish colonies in the Hijaz were established by a very considerable migration) chiefly from Palestine, in the sixth century D,C. Both Dozy and August Muller saw the plain evidence of a large migration of Jews from Palestine into northern Arabia, but neither was able to find :l convincing reason for such a movement. A most suitable occasion is now seen to have been given by a remarkable episode in neo-Babylonian history. The orthodox Muslim dogma that Muhammed was an unschooled man is utterly untenable, though even the most recent treatises continue to give it some credence.
The Arabian prophet is less mysterious than he has generally been regarded (every great genius, to be sure, is more or less of a mystery). He was at all times "sincere, never doubting that the self-hypnotism which he had learned to produce, and which he continued to practise at critical times, brought him a divine revelation. His naivete is commonly exaggerated by modern interpreters and made to explain too much; very often what seems merely childlike is the result of long reflection and wise calculation.
The doctrine that the foundation of Islam was mainly Christian has held the field for nearly half a century. It is completely refuted, however, (as I think will appear), partly by evidence which the Koran furnishes, partly also by material gathered from pre-Mohammedan Arabia.
Today Catholicism is in bed with Zionism, none of it more so than the Catholic website, St Peter's List, advertising Jihad Watch , "a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center" and many books from the author, Robert Spencer.
From the website: "Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community."
The Quran is an interesting book, much like the Zohar. Political Zionists are ignorant of "esoteric" matters, particularly the Jewish Kabbalah. The political Zionists do not represent all of Jewry, Christian Zionism, or religious people who want to live in peace with each other. People will learn much from studying the Quran. For instance, it talks about 7 Heavens and 7 Gates of Hell, a concept familiar to Kabbalists. Topics of angels, souls, the resurrection, the Great Throne Judgement are also covered, these are Judeo Christian in origin. Additional information about Israel's and Judah's prophets are also mentioned in the Quran, with some interesting tales. Study the book for yourself and do not let any political agenda put you off!