Karaite Israelite Mosque of Ascension

   KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION


KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION


 AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES


(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)


QARAY - KARAITES  قريظة



WHY WE ARE CALLED KARAITES (QURRA)

( OUR RELIGION IS KARAISM)

The Koran refers to Jews and Christians as the "People of the Book". However the Koran is also a Book. It is through the understanding of the Koran that one can become a Muslim. The Koran is the Book for this dispensation. Therefore it is imperative that the identity of a Muslim is intertwined with the infallible book of distinction which is the Koran. Karaite which is an anglicized form of the Qurra or Qara means one who reads or recites the scriptures. This initially referred to the Scriptures of Abraham, and was later extended to include the Torah of Moses, the Psalms of David, the Injeel of Jesus and most recently the Koran of the Prophet Muhammad. In fact the name Koran means the Book of the Karaites.

The word Muslim means to Submit. The Koran and all previous scriptures teach obedience and submission. Even the New Testament commands Submission to God:

JAMES 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God.


The Koran is very clear in identifying Abraham as a Muslim even though he predated the revelation of the Koran: 

SURAH 2:131
When his Lord said to him(Abraham), Be a Muslim, he said: I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds.

The Koran likewise refers to the Israelites who followed the Torah as being Muslims.

SURAH 2:132
And the same did Ibrahim enjoin on his sons and (so did) Yaqoub(Israel). O my sons! surely Allah has chosen for you (this) faith, therefore die not unless you are Muslims.

SURAH 2:133
Nay! were you witnesses when death visited Yaqoub(Israel), when he said to his sons: What will you serve after me? They said: We will serve your God and the God of your fathers, Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaq, one God only, and to Him do we SUBMIT.

KARAISM THE RELIGION OF KORANIC MUSLIMS
 
 In this dispensation known as the Wilderness of Ishmael of which the Rabbis refer to as the Ishmaelite Exile the Koran is the final scriptural progression of Karaism. Therefore recognizing and submitting to the authority of the Koran distinguishes the contemporary identity and definition of a Muslim from the identity and definition of a Muslim that Predates the revelation of the Koran. The Koran is not only the final scriptural progression of Karaism but its very name identifies itself as the Book of the Karaites(Qurra). Therefore the name of the Religion (Karaism) and the name of the Final Revelation(Koran) are bound together and inseparable. As mentioned above the followers of all previous Abrahamic Scriptures were referred to as both Karaites and Muslims. However the Koran is the only Scriptures that according to its name binds itself to Karaism. 

   THE ONLY WORD IN THE KORAN THAT SHOULD BE TRANSLATED AS RELIGION IS MILLAT WHICH IN ITS ANCIENT ETYMOLOGICAL ORIGIN IS DEFINED AS:  WORD

  The Millata(Religion) of Abraham the Hanif is Karaism. Hanif refers to one who turns away from idols or rejects idols. When Abraham turned away from the idols of his father he became known as a Hanif and in embracing the Oneness of God he obtained another pillar of Karaism which is Tawhid. In his willigness to sacrfice his son, Abraham became known as a Muslim meaning one who wholeheartedly submits to the authority of God. However understanding all of these manifestations are dependent on one's ability to READ the scripture which is Karaism. Even the Prophet Muhammad was given the miracle of Karaism when he was commanded by the Angel Gabriel to read: Kara (Iqara)


 Only those who accept the Prophet Muhammad will acknowledge the Koran as a divine revelation. Therefore it is the connection to the Koran which bears the name of the reading miracle that distinguishes the true followers of the Prophet Muhammad.


Therefore the name of the religion of the Koran is Karaism and being a Muslim is a pillar of Karaism! 


The Final revelation of Karaism is the Koran. 


   The only word in the Koran which should be translated as RELIGION is Millat as in the RELIGION of ABRAHAM.

SURAH 2:130
And who forsakes the religion(Millat) of Ibrahim but he who makes himself a fool...

 The ancient etymological definition of Millat is WORD. Millat means WORD as in the Hebrew Milla

PSALM 139:4
Before a word(Milla - מִ֭לָּה) is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.

Therefore the Milla of Abraham is the WORD of Abraham as Religion is defined by Reading the Scripture (which is Karaism). In this case the Scripture of Abraham:

SURAH 87:18-19
Most surely this is in the earlier scriptures, The scriptures of Abraham and Moses.

IQARA, IQARA,... IQARA

WHEN THE ANGEL GABRIEL COMMANDED THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO READ(IQARA). IT WAS ON THE THIRD COMMAND THAT HE WAS ABLE TO READ:

IQARA, IQARA,... IQARA

HE THEN BEGAN TO READ THE FIRST VERSE OF SURAH 96. THE FIRST WORD OF THE FIRST VERSE WAS THE WORD "READ" (IQARA) AND THE BOOK WAS CALLED THE QARAN(KORAN)MEANING THE READING.

THE FIRST TWO TIMES IQARA WAS THE COMMAND TO READ AND THE THIRD TIME IQARA WAS THE FIRST WORD OF SURAH 96.

SURAH 96:1
READ(IQARA) in the name of your Lord Who created.

Therefore The Prophet Muhammad was by divine decree being commanded to READ(IQARA) the WORD: READ(IQARA) and accordingly the Scripture is called the QARAN(KORAN). It was a Scripture given to the Qurra, Qara being the Karaites of which the religion is Qaraism(Karaism).

MUHAMMAD  REPLIED: "I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ"

Obviously The Angel Gabriel had to be showing him something to Read which was the first word of Surah 96. Therefore the divine command to READ was based on the word to READ:

This completely demonstrates the sacredness of the word to READ which was the name given to the Scripture and is the name of the Religion(Karaism) which mandates the Followers of the Religion which are the Karaites.

Sahih al-Bukhari 3
Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 


...The angel came to him and ASKED HIM TO READ. The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, "I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ." The Prophet (ﷺ) added, "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again ASKED ME TO READ and I replied, 'I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again ASKED ME TO READ but again I replied, 'I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ ' Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your Lord, who has created (all that exists), created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous.




READ NOT RECITE:

 It is understood that The Prophet Muhammad could not read. There is absolutely no reason that he could not repeat and recite unless it is claimed that he was mute and we know that he could speak. Therefore we further know that his obstacle was in his inability to read not his inability to speak and recite. Even a parrot could repeat. The miracle was that a man who could not read was suddenly given the ability to read and this is the sacredness and significance of Karaism the Religion of the Koran and the Karaites.

The Prophet Muhammad was being shown written letters of which he COULD NOT READ: It was not until after the third encounter when he was being pressed that the Angel Gabriel READ out loud what the letters stated. 

THE HADITH DOES NOT SAY THAT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD READ OR RECITED AFTER THE THIRD ENCOUNTER .

 THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD WAS BEING COMMANDED TO READ NOT RECITE IF HE WAS COMMANDED TO RECITE WITHOUT READING THEN GABRIEL WOULD HAVE SPOKEN THE VERSES DURING HIS FIRST AND SECOND COMMAND. COMMANDING SOMEONE WHO CANNOT READ TO RECITE WITHOUT STATING WHAT TO RECITE IS A MEANINGLESS COMMAND

THEREFORE HE WAS OBVIOUSLY BEING COMMANDED TO READ THE WORD " READ " WHICH WAS THE FIRST WORD OF SURAH 96

SINCE GABRIEL'S WAS SENT BY ALLAH WITH THE MISSION OF COMMANDING THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO READ: THE MISSION WOULD HAVE TO BE FULFILLED AND THEREFORE WHEN GABRIEL FINALLY SPOKE THE VERSES WE CAN ALSO KNOW THAT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD WAS ABLE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE LETTERS BEING SHOWN .

KARAISM IS THE MIRACULOUS RELIGION OF THE KORAN!!!