THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
THE KORANIC TRANSLATIONS:
The Holy Koran was divinely revealed with two purposes which were intended for two distinct time periods within the Koranic dispensation. The first purpose was to establish the Chosen Ishmaelite Nation as a medium or exemplary nation. This meant that the Koran was to be the undisputed and authoritative jurispudence from which the exemplary Ishmaelite Nation would implement the definitive and governing law of Sharia.
And thus We have made you a MEDIUM (just) NATION that you may be the bearers of witness to the people and (that) the Messenger may be a bearer of witness to you; .....
The Medium Ishmaelite Nation was to be established at the Kaba in Mecca which was restored and rededicated by both Abraham and Ishmael.
And when Ibrahim and Ismail raised the foundations of the House: Our Lord! accept from us; surely Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing:
It was foretold that a Prophet would be raised up from among the descendants of Ishmael and it is he who would receive the governing Koranic revelation. This prophecy obviously referred to the Prophet Muhammad who was a descendant of Qedar the second son of Ishmael and the anointed Prophet who received the Koran.
Our Lord! and make us both submissive to Thee and (raise) from our offspring a nation submitting to Thee, and show us our ways of devotion and turn to us (mercifully), surely Thou art the Oft-returning (to mercy), the Merciful.Our Lord! and raise up in them a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Thy communications and teach them the Book and the wisdom, and purify them; surely Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.
As a divine revelation revealed in perfection for the purpose of governing, legalism and judgment the Holy Koran could not be translated. The slightest discrepancy or variation from the divinely appointed legal code would shift the Koran from its divinely mandated role of implementing justice in perfect judgment to that which imperfectly misguides in opposition to its divinely authorized and intended purpose. Therefore during the time in which the Koran served as the means from which the Medium Ishmaelite Nation would establish and administer Sharia Law in all of its glorious and perfect state, the Holy Koran could not be subject to the possible imperfections of translation.
However as the Koran transitioned from its intended purpose in establishing the Medium Ishmaelite Nation to a universal and general Guide to Guard Against Evil the idea of translation not only became a possibility but a necessity in fulfilling the Universal Koranic destiny.
This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil).
According to the Prophet Muhammad the Medium Ishmaelite Nation would endure through two divinely mandated things of which he revealed in his final sermon at the Pond of Khum. These two things are known as Al-Thaqalayn meaning the two weighty or significant things. The first of which is the Holy Koran which was to serve as the means from which to implement the perfected governing law of Sharia. The second of the two was the hereditary Caliphate and its governing hierarchy that was bestowed upon Imam Ali and his descendants. This divinely appointed and ruling Ishmaelite family would be known as Ahl Beyt referring to the Chosen House of Ishmael. Ali known as the Lion of Allah was the Paternal Cousin and Son-in-Law of the Prophet Muhammad.
The words of the Prophet Muhammad concerning Al-Thaqalayn :
" " I have left you with something if you strictly adhere you shall never go astray: The Book of Allah and my Progeny."
Abraham appointed some of his Ishmaelite descendants to be Priests for the purpose of maintaining and officiating at the Kaba.
O our Lord! surely I have settled a part of my offspring in a valley unproductive of fruit near Thy Sacred House, our Lord! that they may keep up prayer; therefore make the hearts of some people yearn towards them and provide them with fruits; haply they may be grateful:
In accordance with the Ishmaelite Priesthood, Ali who was born in the Kaba was Chosen by the Prophet Muhammad to be the Caliph or Ruler of Islam. However when Ali ate of the forbidden fruit of arbitration he was tragically deceived into forfeiting his inheritance as Caliph.In related but separate events Ali and his son Hossein would both be killed.This marked the tragic end of the Medium Ishmaelite Nation and the beginning of the Koranc transition from being the legal code of the Medium Ishmaelite Nation to the general and universal guide to guard against evil.
The following marked the end of the Medium Ishmaelite Nation:
1. The Killing of Ali and Hossein which was the end of the hereditary Caliphate and officiating Ishmaelite Priesthood. With no divinely commissioned Caliphate, the Medium Ishmaelite Nation had no authorized means to implement and enforce Sharia Law. Without the Ishmaelite Priesthood the requirement of Hajj could no longer be binding.
2. The disappearance of Koranic Arabic or Qureashi Arabic which is no longer a spoken language or dialect. In Sahih Bukhari it states that the Quran was revealed in Qureashi Arabic from which he declares that it is decisive when in dispute with all other Arabic dialects.Therefore it becomes clear that all other Arabic dialects stand as a potential source of debate and conflict. Without Qureashi Arabic there can be no decisive or linguistically perfected confirmation since there are no surviving speakers to understand the dialect in its perfected intent.
BUKHARI VOLUME 6 BOOK 16(VIRTUES OF THE QURAN) CH.2 VERSE 507
..... In case you disagree with Zaid Bin Thabit regarding any dialectic Arabic utterance of the Koran,then write it in the dialect of Quraish for the Koran was revealed in this dialect.....
A GUIDE TO GUARD AGAINST EVIL:
During this dispensation when the Koran no longer functions as the perfected legal code for the Medium Ishmaelite Nation it now serves as a universal and general guide to guard against evil. In this capacity translation is not only permissible but a mandatory part of our required Dawwah mission and outreach. Within this setting it can be understood that the general nature and gist of accessing the Koran as a protective Guide through translation is possible.
In understanding the Koran in its current authorized status as a general Guide to Guard Against Evil, translation becomes a most necessary component in enhancing the universal nature of the Koran and making it accessible to the Non-Arabic speaking masses. Translation is sufficient in promoting and communicating the protective essence of the Holy Koran. It is extremely important that every Non-Muslims has the opportunity to read the Holy Koran in his or her language in order that they may understand the Protective and guiding nature of the Koran.
And We did not send any messenger but with the language of his people, so that he might explain to them clearly; then Allah makes whom He pleases err and He guides whom He pleases and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
A Koranic translation is sufficient in allowing one to confirm the understanding of Tawhid(The Oneness of God) which is the foundation of Islam. A Koranic translation will allow one to understand that the Koran rejects the Son of God, Trinity and Blood Sacrifice theologies .Koranic translation will also allow one to understand the need to avoid unscrupulous banking practices such as the charging of interest and driving people out of their homes(forclosure).
Without a recognized and divinely commissioned Caliph from the Chosen House of Ishmael the Quran can no longer be used as tool from which to implement Sharia Law. However it can be accessed as a general and universal Guide to Guard Against Evil and in this capacity it is permissible to study from an authorized translation. Promoting and reinforcing Sharia Law without the appropriate governing authority violates the very words of the Prophet Muhammad.
The role of Muslims is not to be reinforcing agents of Sharia Law but rather to infuse Koranic principles of righteousness in order to justly influence and stabilize secularism in regards its social morality and everyday living.