The Brother, The Leader Of The Revolution Leads Presidents And Muslims From Different Parts Of The World In Prayer, And Delivers A Speech In Timbuktu


By Muammar Al Qadhafi
10.4.2006

“Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.”

From the historic city of Timbuktu, we address the Islamic nation and the world on a great day in the history of humanity. On this day, Monday 12 Rabi-al Awwal, this glorious day in the annals of humanity, Mohammad, the Seal of all Prophets was born. On the same day, He, the Seal of all Prophets also died.

Mankind has two landmark dates, dates that must stand out: the first was the day when Jesus, peace be upon him, was born, because his birth was indeed one of God’s miracles. The second was this day, the day on which the Seal of all Prophets was born, and the day on which he died. On this very day, Monday the 12 of Rabi al-Awwal 633 years after the Birth of Jesus, Mohammad, the Seal of all Prophets, died. Ever since that day, there were no further revelations from heavens to earth and its people, Heavens has remained silent, and shall so remain until the day of judgment. “And when the messengers are brought unto their time appointed. For what day is the time appointed? For the Day of Decision”. Humanity heard the last words from heavens through Mohammad.

Regrettably, the history we currently read is false. It lacks truth. They wrongly assume that Mohammad is the Prophet of Arabs and Muslims alone. Wrong. Mohammad is the Prophet of all people; his message superseded earlier faiths. Had Jesus been alive when the message was revealed to Mohammad he would have been one of his followers? Everyone must be Muslim. This is what God wants, and this is not easily achievable.

The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good)”. Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Ishmael and all the Tribes were Muslims; all the Prophets were advocating Islam and Mohammad was the seal of those prophets.

We heard that some people insulted the Prophet…Muslims were angry. They believed that this action was a defamation of their prophet. Nevertheless, whoever insulted Mohammad was in fact slandering his own prophet, because Mohammad is the prophet of those who live in Scandinavia, Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The curriculum they read in Scandinavia is flawed, and it incites hatred. They thought that Mohammad is not their prophet; Mohammad is the prophet of all the people.

If we claimed to be supporters of the freedom of expression, we would have expected to see a picture of Jesus with a nuclear bomb on his head because the followers of Jesus manufactured nuclear bombs. They drew a picture of Mohammad with a small handmade bomb on his head…Mohammad is innocent; he had nothing to do with the bomb. They meant that his followers are using the bomb. Jesus, PBUH, is also innocent, and has nothing to do with the nuclear bomb, but the followers of Jesus developed the nuclear bomb. If we insist on the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press, we expect to see a picture of Jesus with a nuclear bomb on his head, although Mohammad had nothing to do with the hand made bomb and Jesus had nothing to do with the nuclear bomb. They also drew a picture of Mohammad surrounded by veiled women, because Muslim women are veiled, we expect to see a picture of Jesus surrounded by naked women because Christian women are naked. In Scandinavia, women are naked and they claim to be followers of Jesus. Of course, Jesus is innocent. He has nothing to do with naked women, and Mohammad has nothing to do with masked women. Nevertheless, the freedom of the press on which they depended requires that they depict Jesus surrounded by women just as Mohammad was depicted surrounded by women.

Eventually, the approach pursued by the West, Europe and the United States incites hatred. It is corrupt, inhuman and flawed. The so-called Old Testament and the New Testament are not the Old and the New Testament.

Those two Testaments are a fraud. They were hand written hundreds of years after Jesus. The Bible includes words that do not befit Jesus and Moses. If we truly want to set humanity’s record straight, and to live in the global village that was brought about by globalization, we have to search for the true Bible because the Bible that we currently have is a forged.

The Bible that you have today does not refer to Mohammad although the Bible that God revealed repeatedly refers to Mohammad.

We need to search for the Gospel of Barnabas (Barnabas the Apostle). It is the true Bible, the one that speaks in detail about Muhammad who will come after Jesus, whose faith will supersede that of Jesus, and who shall be God’s messenger to all people.

This is what Jesus says in the true Bible. It is not the false Bible that is currently in circulation. This is God’s word.

Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you”. Jesus was actually addressing the Israelites, which means that Jesus brought his message to the Israelites only and not to any other nation. Europe has nothing to do with Jesus’ religion, America has nothing to do with Jesus’ religion and Africa has nothing to do Jesus’ religion. Jesus told them: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me,” which means he was talking to the Israelites. Jesus did not bring out the Old Testament, he was talking about the Book of Moses, in other words, he was asking the followers of Moses to renounce the faith of Moses and embrace that of Jesus when Jesus came. For the same reason the followers of Jesus must renounce the faith of Jesus and embrace the faith of Muhammad after Jesus.

Had Moses been alive when Jesus came Moses would have embraced Christianity. Those who continued to follow the Faith of Moses and did not follow Jesus were wrong. Had Jesus been alive when Muhammad came Jesus would have embraced Islam, and those who continued to follow the faith of Jesus after Muhammad came are wrong.

From Timbuktu, we are trying to correct the history of humanity. Jesus said: O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.Is this sentence in the Bible today? It is not there although Jesus said it to the Israelites…What this means is that they deleted the words of Jesus. God told us that these words were deleted from the Bible because Jesus told them that another prophet would come after him, his name is Ahmad, which is Muhammad. Therefore, what they call the Sacred Book is not the Sacred Book that God revealed to Jesus and Moses.

If they wanted to live in Peace with us, they have to establish committees to reconsider the Western approach and the Bible itself because it is forged.

American and Islamic committees were established to reconsider school curricula in Islamic countries. Islamic/American committees should be also established to reconsider the American and European curricula.

For their information, Moses was mentioned 16 times in the Koran. Why haven’t we deleted these references? The Koran is the word of God and we cannot delete the word of God because if we do we will be infidels. They nevertheless struck out any reference in the Old and New Testament to Muhammad. We Challenge them to publish the Gospel of Barnabas. There are 33 references in the Koran to Mary. Why did we not delete these references? Because this is the word of God and we cannot change it.

Jesus, PBUH is mentioned 25 times in the Koran. We cannot tamper with the references because this is the word of god. The Koran also refers to Mary, Moses and Jesus. It glorifies them, and recognizes that they were holly and sacred. However, Muhammad is not mentioned in the Bible although the reference used to be there. God referred to Mohammad. Therefore, the Bible is counterfeit. Only the Koran is not. God asked the prophet Mohammad to say” “O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah,” and God calls upon all men to follow his messenger, the illiterate prophet of whom the Old and the New Testament spoke. However, the copies that are in circulation now do not refer to this which means they are counterfeit.

You should not be upset because God says: “It is He Who hath sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it)”.

God repeated this verse twice in two of the Koran Surahs to “to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it)”.

Do not get upset because Mohammad’s faith will conquer all other religions whether they like that or not. God said so.

We do not need the sword or the bomb to spread Islam. We have fifty million Muslims in Europe and there are signs that God will proclaim Islam in Europe without a gun and without conquest. The fifty million Muslims in Europe will change Europe in the years and make it an Islamic continent. God ordained that an Islamic nation, Turkey would now join the European Union. These fifty million Muslims will multiply into a hundred million Muslims in Europe. Bosnia is a member of the EU, it is a Muslim country; rather, at least fifty percent of its people are Muslims. Statistics show that there are thousands of mosques in Europe. We have thousands of Islamic organizations and societies in Europe.

Both Europe and America are cornered. They either have to accept the fact that they will be Muslim in due course, or they should declare war against Muslims. As long as Muhammad is a Prophet for all people as the Koran has it, then all the people are called upon to heed the call of Muhammad. God told Muhammad: “And proclaim unto mankind the Pilgrimage. They will come unto thee on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine. “. He asked him to invite all the people to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca, not only the Arabs, not only the Muslims. He did that because Mohammad is a prophet of all the people and because Mecca is the first house in which God was worshiped on earth.

God says in the Koran that “The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings”. He means the people and not the Arabs, not the Muslims. He means the people of the World at large. It is the first house built on earth to worship God, and it was built for all the people. “Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah, – those who can afford the journey;” He did not say the Arabs and the Muslims should undertake the pilgrimage, he said the people, all of them. He further says: Remember “We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety”, by that He means a “gathering place”. Everyone has the right to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca, to circle the Ka’aba, to walk between al-Safa and al-Marwa, to stand on Arafat and to throw pebbles at the stone pillar of the devil at Aqaba.

All the people, not only Arabs and Muslims are called upon to circle the Ka’aba because this is the house of God, for all the people. All the people, not only Arabs and Muslims are called upon to walk between Safa and Marwa. All the people, not only Arabs and Muslims are called upon to attend Arafat. All the people are called upon to stone the devil pillar.

What goes on today is a mistake that we made. What should prevent people from making the pilgrimage to the House of God, for what reason? Why wouldn’t Jews and Christians circle the Ka’aba if they are called upon to abandon Judaism and Christianity and heed the call of Muhammad?

God said to Muhammad “Mohammad, ask the people to circle the Ka’aba”. He said the people owe me this. They must come and circle the Old House. We have no reason to prevent them from doing so.

If the French, the American or the Italian President came to you and said, “I will heed the call and will go around the Ka’aba”, what would our answer be? We have no argument. There is only one verse in the Koran that says “O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque”. Do we tell them you are unclean and you are pagans? Do we challenge them? Shall we tell the American President when he comes to do the pilgrimage you are unclean and you are a pagan?

He will respond: I am not a “polytheist” and I am not “unclean”, how do you accuse me of that? If I were unclean, how do you shake my hand, eat and drink with me? How do you befriend me and consider me your ally? If I were unclean, do not touch me. He will say, “I am not unclean, and I am not a polytheist, then he will present the dollar bill that you use for your transactions and say: here you go, read the words written on the dollar that you use. It says, according to the translator “In God We Trust”.

The polytheists and the unclean cannot be at a close proximity from the Sacred Mosque. However, who is the polytheist, the unclean? No one among the People of the Book says I am a polytheist and I am unclean. The Koran says that the polytheist and the unclean cannot perform the Hajj. Nevertheless, the People of the Book are neither polytheists nor unclean.

This is a new controversy and a new challenge that emerges on this great day from Timbuktu. Today, the world is reconsidering statements that have so far been taken for granted.

I have at hand some statistics. In Europe today, there are 50 million Muslims, 14 thousand mosques and Islamic Centers and 15 hundred Islamic societies and organizations. Over the years, the numbers are bound to increase, in addition to Turkey, Bosnia and Albania. Consequently, the words that God proclaimed in the Koran are coming true. “It is He Who hath sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it)”.

Islam is the fate of mankind and the faith of humanity. This is the word of God. It is the will of God. God is great.

This is a new challenge, the new rumblings which the world shall soon hear coming from Timbuktu.

It is a great day indeed, the day on which the Seal of All Prophets was born and on which he died. The calendar should be based on the birth year of Jesus, because his birth was a miracle and the year in which Muhammad, the Seal of All Prophets died. 2006 years passed since the miracle birth of Jesus, and 1374 passed since the death of the Seal of All Prophets. Therefore, mankind must now refer to the following when writing down the dates: 2006 A.D. corresponding to 1374 after the death of the Prophet. This question must have become clear to the world.

One may ask though why have we chosen Timbuktu and not any other place in the Islamic world as the place from which to present this challenge? In response, I say we did because this village, or rather this oasis is historic from both the religious and social point of view.

Timbuktu was once the place from which the light of Islam radiated across the African continent and all over the Islamic world. It is a great glory bestowed on the people of Timbuktu. Timbuktu was a beacon shining over the horizons. There were scholars who dedicated their lives in this oasis in the middle of the desert to spread the word of God. However, something happened. The enemies of God changed the Books. They are the enemies of Mohammad the Seal of all of God’s Prophets, the enemies of the Book of God, the Koran, and the book that “Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or behind it”. God preserves it intact; it will not be changed. Nevertheless, the other Books, God told us were changed and falsehood came at these books. Where are the tablets of Moses, the Psalms revealed to David, the Covenants of Shu’aib (Jethro), of Saleh, Idris, Noah, Elisha, Zul-Kifl, and Yunus, also known as Thal-Noon? Where are their covenants? Falsehood came at these Books. They were compromised. Where is the Gospel of Barnabas? They burnt it, but God said that “Falsehood cannot come at” the Koran “from before it or behind it”. Have you heard any Muslim curse Moses, Jesus or Mary? We simply cannot do that, for if we did, it will be as if we are cursing our own prophet and our other recognized prophets.

A citizen wrote to me proposing that we respond to this challenge by naming every newborn male Muhammad or Ahmad, and every newborn female Fatima (after the daughter of the Prophet, or Aisha (after the wife of the Prophet).

Those who hate the Book of God heard that in the Great Desert there is a beacon called Timbuktu. They decided to extinguish this light. They embarked on a quest for Timbuktu. Europe set on a quest for Timbuktu, but could not locate it because there were no maps at the time. They occupied Tunisia and before it Algeria, the Senegal and Chad. They sent exploration campaigns to the Great Desert. One of the missions cruised the River Niger. The people of Timbuktu asked the explorers: “what are you doing here?” They responded: “we came to follow the river”. This is a lie. They had embarked on exploration campaigns; they sent missions they described as “geographic exploration missions”. They even gave these missions many names. These missions were made of reconnaissance and intelligence officers who came to Timbuktu to occupy it and extinguish the light emanating from this beacon so that God’s religion will not spread. They were a team of the people of the book. They entered the village, wrote down the names of the tribes, got to know the tribal Sheikhs and the traders drew maps of the roads that lead to Timbuktu and found that people did not have weapons. They were good people who only had books, knowledge and the Koran.

In Europe, they drew up the plan, and then they advanced on Timbuktu from every direction, from Tunisia, Senegal and Chad. They destroyed and occupied it and took their revenge. They took the books and threw them into the Niger River, and turned its mosques into stables for their horses. Finally, they filled up the canal that used to bring the water of the Niger River to Timbuktu. Your Libyan brothers decided to re-open the canal so that the river water will reach Timbuktu. God willing, water shall flow again through the canal that the colonialists filled up to reach Timbuktu.

This is the old historical conspiracy hatched against Timbuktu. It is extremely possible that Timbuktu could face another new conspiracy, but we shall review the elements of the old conspiracy. To succeed in re-occupying the desert, they have send new exploration missions and give these missions new names. They can call them the Peace Corps, which is a neo-colonialist group made up of intelligence officers, reconnaissance officers, and others who could be called Journalists without Borders, Doctors without Borders and advocates of the environment. They call them missionary groups, or teams. They give these groups modern names in order to re-occupy the great desert. However, from Timbuktu we declare the second challenge. We spoke about the first challenge, the challenge of religion, the Pilgrimage to the Ka’aba, the curriculum that needs to be changed. Now we come to the second challenge, the national social challenge of colonialism.

To them we say if you intend to occupy the Great Desert, we need to warn you before you dig in your heels. We tell you that the people of the deserts are like lions, like vultures and that the sand of the deserts can turn into embers, its stones into cinders and its air into flames and fire.

We warn you before you get embroiled in the desert that if you were to build bases in the desert you will be humiliating the people of the desert. You will colonize the desert, you will abuse the desert, and you want to exploit the riches of the desert, which ultimately means that you will be undermining peace and stability in the desert. Our desert and we the inhabitants of the desert will turn into lions and hawks; will turn into embers, cinders and open fire. Forewarned is forearmed.

We, the peoples of the desert meeting here on this great day, the anniversary of the birth and death of the Seal of all Prophets will make peace with those who make peace with us, and will fight those who fight us. The Koran says “And if they incline to peace, inclines thou also to it”. If they love peace, we are peace-loving people. If they aggress and wage attacks against us, undermine our independence and compromise our desert we will become a colossal force that will enflame the deserts from Mauritania and Senegal to Iraq and the Syrian Desert. We the people of the Great Desert have one identity only, that of the Great Desert dwellers. We lived for tens of thousands of years in this Desert. We lived here free. We want to be free in this desert from Senegal and Mauritania to the Fertile Crescent.

This is our land, this is our extended home, and we are one family. The family is made up of many individuals, each with his own name. One is called Tuareg, another Barabeesh, the third Senegalese, the Fulani, the Bambara, the Tebu, the sons of Ali, the Tribes of the Sudan, the Tribes of Chad, of Niger, of the East and West Nile Desert, of Sinai, of Jordan and the Syrian Desert, of the Arabian Peninsula, the tribes of Iraq and the Fertile Crescent. Those are the names of the members of the same family, and this family makes up the inhabitants of the Great Desert. We shall come to each other’s rescue, we shall defend each other, and we shall not desert each other nor carry arms against each other.

We shall extend our hands in friendship, cooperate in war and build our Desert. We will live in peace, security and stability. This is the extended family of the people of the desert. We will carry arms under one condition, which is against an external act of aggression. We shall die for the Desert. Our blood will flow into its sands. We, however, will not give up one grain of its sands.

From the Fertile Crescent to the River of Senegal, the Tribes of the Desert will not engage in a fratricidal war. We shall not carry arms against one another. We live as one family. We protect the desert.

Throughout time, there were people who coveted our desert. We must unite to establish one big association for the Tribes of the Great Desert. We shall frame a charter that we will all sign and call “The Charter of Timbuktu”. There are kings, sultans, sheikhs and tribal elders from all the tribes of the Great Desert who stand by our side. There are also leaders of Islamic states, organizations, parties, groups and Islamic institutions from various parts of the world. We also have our brother Louis Farrakhan, the Leader of the Nation of Islam in America.

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