False Witness/Abu Bakr:-
       Abu Bakr, was one of the earliest converts to Islam who allegedly endured to the full, the persecution of the Meccans who were at that time steeped in idolatory and paganism.

       He became Muhammad's closest companionand confidant as wellas his father in law when Muhammad married his child daughter Aisha at the tender age of 6 years.

       Abu Bakr's honourific title As-Siddiq was given to him by Muhammad when
Abu Bakr, DELIBERATELY and FALSELY concurred with Muhammad's description of the none existent Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem.

       According to the Quran, Allah allegedly took Muhammad on a journey from the Ka'ba in Mecca to the Farthest Mosque:

17:1 "Glory to (Allah) Who did take His Servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque (Masjid al-Aqsa), whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things) "

       The 'Islamic' traditions expand on the theme of Muhammad's travel to the
Temple at Jerusalem, and even describe some of its features. The following is taken from
{Ibn Sa'd's Al-Tabaqat Al-Kabir Volume I, English translation by S. Moinul Haq, M.A., PH.D assisted by H.K. Ghazanfar M.A. (Kitab Bhavan Exporters & Importers, 1784 Kalan Mahal, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110 002 India)}:

Some of them (narrators) said: The Prophet, may Allah bless him, had disappeared that night, so the members of family of 'Abd al-Muttalib went out to search him. Al-'Abbas went to Dhu Tuwa and began to shout: O Muhammad! O Muhammad! The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: I am here. He said: O my brother's son! You have worried the people since the (beginning of the) night, where had you been? He said: I am coming from
Bayt al-Muqaddas. He said: In one night? He said: Yes. He said: Did you experience anything which was not good? He said: I did not experience anything but good.

Umm Hani said: He was taken on this journey from our house. He slept that night with us; he offered al-'Isha prayers, and then he slept. When it was pre-dawn we awoke him (to offer) morning (prayers). He got up and when he offered morning prayers he said:
O Umm Hani! I offered al'Isha prayers with you as you witnessed, then I reached
Bayt Al-Muqaddas and offered prayers there; then I offered morning prayers before you. After this he got up to go out;

I said to him: Do not relate this to the people because they will belie you and harm you. He said: By Allah I shall relate to them and inform them.

       *** The statement above is not a faithful rendition of its original in
Ibn Ishaq p. 184 where in Umm Hani actually said:

" The apostle went on NO night journey except while he was in my house. He slept that night in my house....***

They wondered at it and said: We have never heard a thing like this. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said to Gabriel; O Gabriel! my people will not confirm it. He said: Abu Bakr will testify to it; and he is al-Siddiq.
The narrator added: Many people who had embraced Islam and offered prayers went astray (apostasized).

(The Prophet continued,) I stood at al-Hijr, visualised Bayt al-Muqaddas and described its signs. Some of them said: HOW MANY DOORS ARE THERE IN THAT MOSQUE?
I HAD NOT COUNTED THEM SO I BEGAN TO LOOK AT IT AND COUNTED THEM ONE BY ONE AND GAVE THEM INFORMATION CONCERNING THEM. I also gave information about their caravan which was on the way and its signs. They found them as I had related.

Allah, the Almighty, the Great, revealed: "We appointed the vision which We showed thee as an ordeal for mankind". He (Ibn Sa'd) said: It refers to the vision of the eye which he saw with the eye.
(pp. 246-248; bold and capital emphasis ours)

       Traditionally, the title As-Siddiq has been attributed to the alleged Night Journey Muhammad took while in Mecca to Jerusalem. When the Quraysh confronted Muhammad after the Night Journey, they turned to Abu Bakr and said: "Do you believe what he said, that he went last night to the Hallowed House in Jerusalem and came back before morning?"

He replied: "If he said it, then I believe him, yes, and I do believe him regarding what is farther than that. I believe the news of heaven he brings, whether in the space of a morning or in that of an evening journey."

Abu Bakr was thus named al-SiddÓq, meaning "the truthful," "the upright," or "the one who counts true," due to his immediate belief in the journey.

       *** The Hadith above does not reconcile with the report mentioned in
Ibn Ishaq p. 183 which says the following:

...When they heard Muhammad's boast many Muslims gave up their faith; some went to Abu Bakr and said,

"What do you think of your friend now, Abu Bakr? He alleges that he went to Jerusalem last night and prayed there and came back to Mecca"

He replied that they were lying about the apostle; but they said he was in the mosque at that very moment telling the people about it.

Abu Bakr said, " If he says so then it is true. And what is so surprising in that? He tells me that communications from Allah from heaven to earth come to him in an hour of a day or night and I believe him, and that is more extraordinary than that at which you boggle!"

He then went to the apostle and asked him if these reports were true, and when he said they were, he asked him to describe Jerusalem to him.        

Al Hasan said that he was lifted up so that he could see the apostle as he told Abu Bakr what Jerusalem was like.

Whenever he desribed  a part of it he said, "That's true. I testify that you are thye apostle of Allah", until he had completed the description, and then the apostle said, "And you,
Abu Bakr, are the SIDDIQ (TRUTHFUL)".

This was the occasion on which he got this honorific title.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 6.233        Narrated byJabir bin Abdullah
The Prophet said, "When the Quraish disbelieved me (concerning my night journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr (the unroofed portion of the Ka'ba) and Allah displayed Bait-ul-Maqdis before me, and I started to inform them (Quraish) about its signs while looking at it."

(Ibn Sa'd, Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir, Vol. 1, p. 248)
I stood at al-Hijr, visualised Bayt al-Muqaddas and described its signs. Some of them said: How many doors are there in that mosque? I had not counted them so I began to look at it and counted them one by one and gave them information concerning them.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 6.233        Narrated byJabir bin Abdullah
The Prophet said, "When the Quraish disbelieved me (concerning my night journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr (the unroofed portion of the Ka'ba) and Allah displayed Bait-ul-Maqdis before me, and I started to inform them (Quraish) about its signs while looking at it."

Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 328        Narrated byAbuHurayrah
The Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him) said: I found myself in Hijr and the Quraysh were asking me about my night journey. I was asked about things pertaining to Bayt al-Maqdis, which I could not preserve (in my mind). I was very much vexed, so vexed as I had never been before. Then Allah raised it (Bayt al-Maqdis) before my eyes. I looked towards it, and I gave them the information about whatever they questioned me.  I also saw myself among the group of apostles. I saw Moses saying a prayer and found him to be a well-built man as if he were a man of the tribe of Shanu'ah. I saw Jesus, son of Mary, (peace be upon him) offering prayer; of all men he had the closet resemblance to Urwah ibn Mas'ud ath-Thaqafi. I saw Ibrahim (peace be upon him) offering prayer; he had the closet resemblance to your companion (the Prophet himself) amongst people.  When the time of prayer came I led them. When I completed the prayer, someone said: Here is Malik, the keeper of the Hell; give him salutation. I turned to him, but he preceded me in salutation.

Ishaq:184 "The Apostle went on no journey except while he was in my house. He slept in my home that night after he prayed the final night prayer. A little before dawn he woke us, saying, 'Umm, I went to Jerusalem.' He got up to go out and I grabbed hold of his robe and laid bare his belly. I pleaded, 'O Muhammad, don't tell the people about this for they will know you are lying and will mock you.'"

Ishaq:183 "Upon hearing this many became renegades who had prayed and joined Islam. Many Muslims gave up their faith. Some went to Abu Bakr and said, 'What do you think of your friend now? He alleges that he went to Jerusalem last night and prayed there and came back to Mecca.' Abu Bakr said that they were lying about the Apostle. But they told him that he was in the mosque at this very moment telling the Quraysh about it. Bakr said
'If he says so then it must be true. I believe him. And that is more extraordinary than his story at which you boggle.' Then Allah sent down a Qur'an surah concerning those who left Islam for this reason: 'We made the vision which we showed you only, a test for men. We put them in fear, but it only adds to their heinous error.'" [Qur'an 13:33]

       *** From the above we find that initially Abu Bakr refused to believe the story until he found out that Muhammad was adamant about it. Being a true believer in Muhammad, he had no choice but to support him. So far, there is no blame on him.

        The problem with all of the above Hadiths - and many more not recounted here - is that HISTORICALLY, the First Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar's Babylonian armies in 587 BC.

       Furthermore, General Titus and his Roman soldiers leveled the Second Temple in AD. 70, more than five centuries BEFORE this alleged night journey to Jerusalem took place.

       What is just as relevant here is the recorded FACT that Abu Bakr became Muhammad's accomplice  in LYING to and DECEIVING the Muslims when heCORROBORATED Muhammad's descriptions of items that did not actually exist regarding the Temple of Solomon.

       For his blatant colludsion in the deception, Muhammad added insult to injury by honouring him with the title al Saddiq/'the Truthful'.        

        In fact, the Temple that eventually became Masjid al-Aqsa did not come into existence until AD. 691 when Amir Abd-ul-Malik built it.

       If, as the Muhammadan exegetes insist that the journey was to an ACTUAL Masjid, then the preceding factors make it highly improbable to date Sura 17:1 to the time of Muhammad. This passage could have only been written sometime after the erection of Masjid al-Aqsa.

       This is further substantiated by the fact that Masjid al-Aqsa contains no early references to the mythical night journey. This is a strange omission since Muhammadans claim that Masjid al-Aqsa was erected in commemoration of this alleged event.

       The inscriptions that do mention the night journey are later additions made by Abdul Hamid II in 1876, nearly eleven centuries later.

       In light of all this, it is legitimate to ask the following questions:

       Since the Temple of Solomon did not exist at the time of Muhammad, then what Temple did Muhammad visit, enter and pray at before ascending to heaven?

       Seeing that the Muhammadan Muslims assert that the Quran mentions a journey to a Mosque that did not exist during the lifetime of Muhammad, how can one accept the VERACITY of the Quran?
       As it is a recorded fact that both the Quran and Hadiths contain this blatant historical error, how can one trust either source to provide one with reliable information on the life of Muhammad and the first Muslims?

       Does not the fact that the Quran mentions a Mosque which was only erected in AD 691 prove that there were Muslims who unashamedly and deceitfully added stories to the Quranic text and passed them off as revelations from Allah?

       If one cannot find an answer to this - and numerous other - historical problems within the Quran, why would one still remain a Muhammadan Muslim?

       From all the above, it is crystal clear that Muhammad was definitely being mendacious when he described a structure that did not exist.

       So much for the 'truthful' messenger of Allah and his accomplice Abu Bakr ***