Koran's Chant and the West
I got tired of listening to the western media's slant on Islam
and decided to read the Koran myself. It is an awesome piece
of literature....yet there are some lessons to be learned here.
The Koran unlike the Old and New Testaments has no context.
There is no historical narrative. The longest parts are followed
by the shortest ones. That is the only real structure of this
powerful book. The main actor is Allah and his voice is channeled
through the prophet Muhammed.
The Koran's passages are like lightning bolts with the kind
of force a suicide bombing has. These poetic a-bombs thrown
at the reader demand his eventual surrender as these short and
obique bursts of apocalyptic poetry are relentless until submission
It is a powerful hypnotic chant that drives the mind to release
itself from itself to some higher force at a relentless pace.
Abraham becomes the first Muslim in the Koran. He is the first
to submit to Allah. This direct challenge to Judaism and Christianity
is fascinating from a literary and historical point of view.
The Koran unlike the Bible is pure polemic.
I am beginning to understand how Islam conquered the world in
less than a hundred years after the prophet died. What will
Islam like a sleeping giant is rising, but other sleeping giants
are rising too. India and China together with Islam make up
half the planet's population. China is now the factory of the
world. India and Islam have a-bombs.
The future is going to be tumultuous for the West.
I leave you all with this passage from the Koran:
I call to witness the dawn,
and the ten nights,
the multiple and the one,
the night as it advances,
is there not an evidence in this
for those who have sense?