DANIEL, ISLAM AND REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY
Daniel 7.24 “and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down three kings. 25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and his dominions shall be taken away, to be consumed and to be destroy unto the end.”
and another shall arise after them – this is Muhammad, the false prophet of Islam
three “malkhin” kings – the three Jewish tribes of Yathrib (now called Medina) – Banu Nadir (Nadhir), Banu Qaynuqa (Kainuka) and Banu Qurayza (Eruzia). (Two of the tribes (Qurayza and Nadir) considered themselves al kahinan (kohanim).)
he shall think to change the seasons and the law
this is the season of Yom Kippur, which was changed into Ramadan Eid al Fitr (eliminating all festival seasons, and changing them into those Islamic festivals which, for instance, replace the Binding of Isaac, with Ishmael – Eid al-Adha). Here, the Torah relates that it was Abraham’s test of Faith in the binding of Isaac and how, if he slaughters Isaac is it possible that “in Isaac shall thy seed be called” not knowing that HaShem would provide a substitute for Abraham. Islam misses the point that in Isaac shall thy seed be called, even if Abraham were to have slaughtered Isaac, HaShem would resurrect Isaac from the dead so that HaShem’s promise of calling Abraham’s seed through Isaac would be fullfilled. In other words, the test of Abraham’s faith was that Abraham had already been told that in Isaac shall thy seed be called so he was told to raise up Isaac as a sacrifice to see if his faith in the promised seed would stand. HaShem promised to make Abraham a great nation through Isaac, the son of promise [through Sarah]; so if he were sacrificed, how could HaShem make Abraham that great nation through Isaac? It was through the binding of Isaac (the Akedah) that HaShem taught Abraham the teaching of the resurrection of the dead; which is the point that Islam misses in substituting Ishmael for Isaac!!! The Akedah was not just a test of faith but a profound lesson about the rejection of Human Sacrifice by HaShem and about the Resurrection of the Dead and the Laws of Inheritence concerning the Promised Land and the Covenant HaShem made with Avraham, Yitzaac (Isaac) and Ya’acov – Yes, Avraham was in total submission to HaShem through the Akedah, but he was also “in the dark” when going with Isaac to Moriah as to how in Isaac shall thy seed be called ! He had faith in HaShem’s promise concerning Isaac but he did not know how that promise would be fullfilled! “And Avraham said, “G-D will provide for Himself the lamb for the sacrifice. And the two of them went on together!”” Here, Avraham knew HaShem would somehow provide a lamb and inadevertently spoke prophetically of Pesach (“know of a surety that thy seed shall dwell in a land not their own and shall be afflicted ….”) while hoping for a substitute for Isaac! And the two of them went on together! The Torah takes great pains to relate how in Isaac shall Avraham’s seed be called to judgment – a division and inheritance of the land!
he shall think to change the seasons and the law
The law he shall think to change is the Torah law of blessing and curses, ritual washing, prostration, prayer and the like (changing the Torah’s teachings and rules of interpretation leading to our traditions) as well as the Sabbath; giving Moslems Friday afternoon jumu’ah as a sabbath rather then the full seventh day of rest – cessation from creative works!
Islam claims in the first sura of the Quran that the seed of Isaac is cursed; while Judaism teaches repentence Tshuvah a return to HaShem in the latter days – Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30.1-10!
11.36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak strange things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done. 37 Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers; and neither the desire of women, nor any god, shall he regard; for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in his place shall he honour the god of strongholds; and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and costly things. 39 And he shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god; whom he shall acknowledge, shall increase glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price. 45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the beauteous holy mountain; and he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers – his fathers were idolators – he cleansed the Kabbah of the idols which his fathers worshipped! yet declared Allah had no sons because Allah had three daughters Al Lat, Al Uzza and Manat.
and neither the desire of women – he sold Jewish women as sex slaves, who desired their Jewish husbands (which Muhammad ordered slaughtered)
nor any god, shall he regard – he shall regard himself (his concept of deity) as supreme
in his place shall he honour the god of strongholds – his place (on second thought, his place of quandary over which god to choose from those idols in the Kabbah because of the Jewish tribes of Yathrib and their Monotheism. in his place is a place which is one of spiritual quandary. the god of strongholds is the god of war.)
strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god whom he shall acknowledge – he is forced to acknowledge a god so he chose the god of war which his fathers knew not.
he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. – he was poisoned according to Islamic tradition!