Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mary and the Conversion of Mohammedans

Over at The Inn at the End of the World we read a quote from this diocese's once-bishop — Archbishop Sheen's Prophecy on Islam and the Modern World:
    It is our firm belief that the fears some entertain concerning the Moslems are not to be realized, but that Moslemism, instead, will eventually be converted to Christianity – and in a way that even some of our missionaries never suspect. It is our belief that this will happen not through the direct teachings of Christianity, but through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God.
The Servant of God said this in 1952, long before Europe's so-called government(s) decided to elect a new people through the process Renaud Camus called "The Great Replacement," so it of course seems all the more hopeless now. And it's impossible to imagine bearded Salafists cultivating "a veneration of the Mother of God." But their womenfolk? They are the Achilles' heel of the Islamic world. If the conversion of Islam is to happen, it will happen through Muslim women and their folk religion.

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima director Fr. Ladis J. Cizik wrote, "The combination of an Islamic name [Fatimah] and Islamic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a great attraction to Moslems" Our Lady And Islam: Heaven's Peace Plan.

Indeed, Fāṭimah bint Muḥammad "the youngest daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.... is the object of great veneration, love, and respect by all Muslims [and] is a vital character in the religion of Islam and is considered a role model for all Muslim women." What is the reason that she "is loved and venerated by all Muslims?" Because "she lived closest to her father (prophet Muhammad) and supported him in his difficulties, is the supporter and loving caretaker of her husband and children, and is the only member of Muhammad's family that gave him descendants."

This devotion to the daughter of their prophet, may God's mercy be upon his soul, seems a post-shadowing of the Catholic devotion to Mary, Mother of God. And, indeed, the mother of 'Īsā is mentioned more than any other woman in their "holy" book — What does the Qur'an say about Mary, the mother of Jesus? If she "is loved and venerated by all Muslims" will she not be all the more so by Muslim women, born trapped in a misogynistic sex cult, in which male adultery and female sexual slavery are sanctioned? Mary's Perpetual Virginity is the Catholic doctrine that best counters the carnality of Islam, and Muslims already believe in it!

The True Faith spread by women in the first century, unlike its enemy which spread by the sword in the sixth. Could what Hilaire Belloc called "The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed" be defeated by women in the twenty-first?

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Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

A few days after Europe's refugee crisis broke in the news, I had a similar thought. This was when I was praying before an image of Our Lady of Czestochowa in a local church. When I got home, I looked up any connections between this title of Mary and Muslims, and there were quite a few. But it's more accurate to say that Our Lady of Czestochowa has often aided Polish forces in repelling any invaders from other lands.

This time, I think the nature of her miracles will follow the nature of the "invasion," and that the Muslims will be "defeated" through conversion.

The only catch is that Mary seems to want us to cooperate with her--that is, to ask for graces. I hope that Catholic Poles are praying hard, and I am happy to throw any spiritual weight I've got behind them as well.

November 25, 2015 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Enbrethiliel! What a blast from the past! Great to hear from you!

Sheen did warn of the "grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian."

Will Europe be able to convert them without reverting herself first? Perhaps. Perhaps the empty cathedrals and great works of European art work could with the Mother of God convert the iconoclastic Muslims.

November 28, 2015 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I'm a more regular visitor than you realise! It's just that I don't comment much, if you don't mind a huge understatement!

December 8, 2015 at 9:44 AM  

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