Holy Qur'an
And Islam

Revised 2nd Edition
Zahir Ebrahim

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The Plebeian Antidote to Hectoring Hegemons
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Why is the Holy Qur'an
so easy to Hijack?

This book which you now hold in your hands, Hijacking The Holy Qur'an And Its Religion Islam – Muslims and Imperial Mobilization, 2015 Revised Second Edition, abbreviated to Hijacking Holy Qur'an And Islam, is a mini compendium of topics at the intersection of religion of Islam and political science. It is a case study in social engineering, of why the Holy Qur'an is so easy to misinterpret for self-interests, and consequently, so easy to hijack for “imperial mobilization”. The book is not about faith or on proselytizing Islam, but about understanding the mechanics of power and how it makes the public mind to achieve global primacy using “Islam” as the bogeyman.
The religion of Islam since its inception had been hijacked into an absolutist system for the exercise of imperial power by Muslim rulers. Anyone on the throne or the pulpit could interpret the verses of the Holy Qur'an any which way they liked, simply by making recourse to outside narratives written by their own favored scribes. By thus fixing the values of the Indeterminates in the Holy Qur'an to suit narrow self-interests, it was easy to hijack Islam to motivate the public to accept Muslim empires in the name of Islam. Fanning the flames of gratuitous interpretations by overzealous scholars and fixing these Indeterminates throughout the ages with partisan and imperial narratives, reinforced different socialized interpretations among the masses of the same common text of the Holy Qur'an. It made divide et impera (divide and rule) even simpler.
How is one to prevent the hijacking of the Holy Qur'an from a self-serving understanding for oneself due to the inevitable socialization and perception biases, before one can even begin to interdict the pious pulpits and superpower think-tanks hijacking Islam for imperial mobilization? Hegemony, they say, is as old as mankind. Can it be effectively resisted? Or, is mankind doomed to the perpetual battle of Darwinian primacy until the Last Days?

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