Monotheism is the belief in a single all-powerful god, as opposed to religions that believe in multiple gods. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are considered forms of monotheism. Islam accuses all other religions to be polytheistic, meaning believing in several gods, or to deify others besides allah (taking partners with allah).
And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allah’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth! Sura 9:30
To expose this lie, we need to understand and look at the origin of islam.
One supreme deity and intercessors
The so called polytheistic religions believe in one supreme deity, while they worship also minor gods that act as is intercessors between them and God. The Quraish (Muhammad’s tribe) believed in a God who was the maker of the universe by the name of Hubaal. They called him by his title al Lah (the God). His symbol was crescent. All minor deities were his intercessors. In his Book of Idols (Kitab Al-Asnam), Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi wrote, “The Quraysh used to circumambulate the Ka’ba and say:
By Allat and al-‘Uzza,
And Manah, the third idol besides.
Verily they are the most exalted females,
Whose intercession is to be sought.”
The intercessors condemned and destroyed by Mohammad
This is confirmed in the Quran 10:18.
And they worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Say: “Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?” Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him! Sura 10:18
This verse is another evidence of Muhammad ignorance. An intercessor is not equal to God. This is called straw man fallacy.
Allah spoke stern against the use of intercessors. And these idols were destroyed by the hands of Muhammad and his followers.
Muhammad – the new intercessor
Did Muhammad do away with intercession? Not at all! He claimed that rank for himself. See the following passage:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: The Prophet said, “A man keeps on asking others for something till he comes on the Day of Resurrection without any piece of flesh on his face.” The Prophet added, “On the Day of Resurrection, the Sun will come near (to, the people) to such an extent that the sweat will reach up to the middle of the ears, so, when all the people are in that state, they will ask Adam for help, and then Moses, and then Muhammad (p.b.u.h).” The sub-narrator added “Muhammad will intercede with Allah to judge amongst the people. He will proceed on till he will hold the ring of the door (of Paradise) and then Allah will exalt him to Maqam Mahmud (the privilege of intercession, etc.). And all the people of the gathering will send their praises to Allah.” (Bukhari, 2: 24: 553)
So if it is shirk to believe in intercessors and an intercessor is equal to God according to Muhammad, didn’t he made himself equal to God? He dethroned Allah’s intercessors only to occupy their posts.
Isn’t it therefore fair to say that Islam is idolatry for promoting stone worship and it is shirk for raising Muhammad to the rank of God? Now you can see how Muhammad accused others of the sins he was guilty of.