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THE TRAGEDY OF MUSLIMS

THE TRAGEDY OF MUSLIMS

Muslims are the primary victims of Islam. However, the vast majority of Muslims fail to recognize this essential truth. This is the tragedy of Muslims. If you are a Muslim, we earnestly encourage you to read this article carefully. Devoting your time to examine this article may be one of your most vital investments in your life. Our objective is to sincerely alert Muslims of the tragic consequences that await all those who submit to Islam. Our call for concern has to do with your salvation. It is our genuine desire to prevent Muslims from becoming victims of a serious tragedy regarding their eternal salvation. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to know the truth about Islam. You can avert this tragedy. It all depends very much on your response to the facts provided here. If for some reason you are skeptical about what we have just stated here, please read the rest of the article to prove us wrong.

Islam stands and falls on the person of Muhammad. The validity of Islam is very much dependent on the reliability of Muhammad. Therefore, we will start with Muhammad. Muslims strongly believe that Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael. However, it may surprise them to learn that nowhere in the Qur’an does it say that Ishmael was the predecessor of the Arabic race. Neither does the Qur’an claim that Ishmael was a forefather of Muhammad. The Qur’anic evidences go against any ties of lineage between Ishmael and Muhammad. In fact, there is no correlation whatsoever between Ishmael and Muhammad. What is vital for Muslims to understand is the fact that their claim Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael contradicts the teachings of the Qur’an. It is crucial for Muslims to learn the truth on this matter if they really value their eternal salvation. Read on to find out why we say this.

In order to determine whether Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael or not, it is absolutely essential to consider four vital facts which the Qur’an reveals on this matter. A comprehensive study of these four vital facts is absolutely a must to establish the truth. The truth about Muhammad will be established in this article. Consider now the evidences from the sources of Islam itself.

FACT NUMBER ONE

The Qur’an clearly testifies that no Messengers or Prophets were ever sent to the Arabs before the time of Muhammad:

Surah 28:46-47: Nor were you present on the side of Mount Sinai when We called out to Moses. But you too have been sent as an act of grace from your Lord, to give warning to a people to whom no Warner has come before, so that they may take heed and may not say, if a disaster should befall them as a result of what they have done with their own hands, ‘Lord, if only You had sent us a messenger, we might have followed Your message and become believers.’ (Abdel Haleem)

Surah 32:3: Or do they say, “He (Muhammad) has invented it?” Nay! It is the truth from your Lord that you may warn a people to whom no Warner has come before you, that they may follow the right direction. (H. S. Aziz)

Surah 34:44: And We have not given them (Arabs) any Books (Scripture) which they read, nor did We send to them before you a Warner. (H. S. Aziz)

Surah 36:2-6: I call to witness the Qur’an, custodian of all laws, That you are indeed one of those sent on a path that is straight, A revelation from the mighty, ever-merciful God, That you may warn a people whose ancestors had never been warned, who are therefore heedless. (H. S. Aziz)

FACT NUMBER TWO

Yet at the same instance, the Qur’an testifies that Ishmael was both a Messenger and a Prophet of Allah:

Surah 19:54: And remember Ishmael in the Book. Truly, he had been one who is sincere in his promise, and he had been a Messenger, a Prophet. (Laleh Bakhtiar)

FACT NUMBER THREE

The Qur’an repeatedly testifies that the Arabs – the forefathers of Muhammad – never received any Scriptures of Allah before the time of Muhammad:

Surah 6:157: Or lest ye should say: If the Scripture had been revealed unto us, we surely had been better guided than are they. Now hath there come unto you a clear proof from your Lord, a guidance and a mercy. (Pickthall)

Surah 11:49: This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad). Thou thyself knewest it not, nor did thy folk know it before this. Then have patience. Lo! The sequel is for those who ward off (evil). (Pickthall)

Surah 34:44: And We have not given them (Arabs) any Books (Scripture) which they read, nor did We send to them before you a Warner. (H. S. Aziz)

Surah 62:2: He it is who has sent a Messenger among those who had never before received a Scripture – to convey unto them His Messages. (Shabbir Ahmed)

FACT NUMBER FOUR

On the other hand, the Qur’an clearly states that Ishmael was given the Scriptures of Allah:

Surah 6:86-89: And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot… These are they unto whom We gave the Scripture and command and prophethood. (Pickthall)

Surah 4:163: We have sent revelations to you as We sent revelations to Noah and the prophets who came after him; and We sent revelations to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob, and their offspring, and to Jesus and Job, and to Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and to David We gave the Book of Psalms. (Ahmed Ali)

Surah 3:84: Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob. (Pickthall)

In addition to the above facts, the Qur’an also provides another vital piece of information that is equally important in our discussion. The Qur’an admits that prior to the time of Muhammad only two groups of people – the Jews and the Christians – received the Scriptures of Allah. No other national groups are named in the Qur’an as ever receiving the Scriptures of Allah. It is essential for Muslims to remember this vital fact that is taught in the Qur’an:

Surah 6:155-156: And this (Qur’an) is a Book which We have revealed full of blessings. So now follow it and fear Allah persistently so that you are shown mercy. The Qur’an has been revealed lest you should say: ‘The heavenly Book was only sent down before us to the two communities (the Jews and the Christians), and undoubtedly, we were unaware of their reading and teaching.’ (Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri)

Substantiating this fact even further, the Qur’an recognizes only three Books by name as the revealed Books of Allah before the time of Islam. These three Books are the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel. That is why only the Jews and the Christians are recognized as the “People of the Scripture” or as the “People of the Book” in the Qur’an. Not even the Muslims are recognized as such.

Surah 5:68: Say (O Muhammad) “O People of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! You have nothing as regards till you act according to the Torah and the Gospel. (Hilali-Khan)

Therefore, the Scripture which the Qur’an claims that was given to Ishmael cannot be for the guidance of the Arabs. This fact is supported by numerous Qur’anic verses which state clearly that the Arabs were not given any Scriptures before the time of Muhammad. The Arabic Qur’an which was revealed at the time of Muhammad is the only Scripture that was given to the Arabs. Prior to this they had none:

Surah 32:3: Or say they: “He (Muhammad) has fabricated it?” Nay, it is the truth from your Lord, that you may warn a people to whom no Warner has come before you (O Muhammad), in order that they may be guided. (Hilali-Khan)

All the above facts are based not on any external sources. They are all based on the Qur’an – the primary source of Islam. What essential truth can Muslims learn when we piece all these vital facts together? The following segment will answer this question.

THE MUSLIM DILEMMA

The above verses of the Qur’anic clearly state that no Scriptures were given to the ancestors of Muhammad. Yet at the same instance, the Qur’an reveals that the Prophet Ishmael was given the Scriptures of Allah. Logically, if the Prophet Ishmael was truly an ancestor of Muhammad, then this would mean that the ancestors of Muhammad had already received the Scriptures of Allah before the time of Muhammad. Thus, for the Qur’an to be true, the Prophet Ishmael simply cannot be an ancestor of Muhammad as claimed by the Muslims. How are Muslims going to reconcile the claim in the Qur’an that no Scriptures were given to the ancestors of Muhammad with the verses which state that the Prophet Ishmael was given the Scriptures of Allah if the Prophet Ishmael was truly an ancestor of Muhammad? With no Scriptures to prove the lineage between the Prophet Ishmael and Muhammad, how can Muslims then assume that Muhammad was a descendant of the Prophet Ishmael?

Furthermore, besides stating that no Scriptures were ever given to the ancestors of Muhammad, the Qur’an also states that neither were any Prophets sent to them. Yet, the Qur’an clearly testifies that Ishmael was a Prophet of Allah. If the Prophet Ishmael was truly an ancestor of Muhammad, this would then mean that a Prophet of Allah was already living amidst the ancestors of Muhammad. Thus, it would be a gross error for the Qur’an to state that no Prophets were sent to the ancestors of Muhammad who were Arabs. However, since the Qur’an states positively that no Prophets were sent to the ancestors of Muhammad, this proves that the Prophet Ishmael could not have lived or set foot in Arabia as Muslims claims. The only option that now remains for Muslims to accept the Qur’an as true is to acknowledge the fact that Muhammad simply cannot be a descendant of the Prophet Ishmael. Muslims who challenge or deny this fact will be proving the Qur’an false.

Al-Tabari, the renowned Muslim scholar and historian recognizes the fact that Hagar, the mother of Ishmael, was an Egyptian. (Al-Tabari, The History of al-Tabari, Vol. II, Prophets and Patriarchs, translation from Arabic by William M. Brenner, pp. 62-63) Abraham, the father of Ishmael was not an Arab. And neither was his mother. Can a father who is a Hebrew and a mother who is an Egyptian produce an Arab son? Therefore, Ishmael cannot be an Arab. And to further distant this claim by Muslims, the wife of Ishmael was an Egyptian. (Genesis 21:20-21) As such, Muhammad cannot be a direct descendant of Ishmael. In the Bible, the Prophet Abraham is clearly identified as a Hebrew:

Genesis 14:13: After that a man who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew.

Abraham was known as Abram until God changed his name to Abraham. (Genesis 17:5) And the Bible clearly states that Abraham was a Hebrew. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia the terms “Hebrews” and “Israelites” describe the same people. It explains that they were called Hebrews before the conquest of the Land of Canaan and subsequently they were called Israelites after the conquest. If the Hebrews were Arabs then they would not be Hebrews would they? Since Ishmael was the first-born son of Abraham, he simply cannot be someone other than a Hebrew like his father. Muhammad has to be a Hebrew in order for Muslims to claim he was a descendant of Ishmael.

Indicating their nomadic lifestyle, the Qur’an refers to the Arabs as the “wandering Arabs” in Surah 33:20. And the Qur’an also identifies them as “Quraish” in Surah 106:1. But the Arabs were never identified, even once, as the “Children of Ishmael” or as the “Children of Abraham.” In fact, it is the style of the Qur’an to draw clear connections of lineage if at all there exists one. You will surprised at the number of times the term “Children of Israel” (Arabic: Bani Israel) is mentioned in the Qur’an with reference to the Israelites. However, there is no “Bani Ishmael” in the Qur’an with reference to the Arabs. This is truly an important observation which Muslims must not fail to take into consideration. The Muslim argument that Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael is not based on any historical evidences. Today anyone can claim that he is a descendant of Noah and he is technically right.

THE QUR’AN DISQUALIFIES THE PROPHETHOOD OF MUHAMMAD

Even if Muslims ignore all these evidences and presumptuously insist that Muhammad was a direct descendant of Ishmael, it still does not change the fact that Muhammad does not qualify as a true prophet of God. Why do we say that? It is because the Qur’an itself disqualifies him as a prophet of the true God. After addressing the Prophet Abraham, Allah clearly testified in the Qur’an that the “Prophethood” will thereafter continue through the lineage of Isaac and Jacob – not Ishmael. In view of its importance, two different translations of Surah 29:27 are provided below:

And (as for Abraham), We bestowed upon him Isaac and (Isaac’s son) Jacob, and caused Prophethood and Revelation to continue among his offspring. (Asad)

And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed. (Pickthall)

It is vital for Muslims to note the fact that with the inauguration of the “Prophethood” with Abraham, Surah 29:27 goes on to state that the Prophethood will thereafter continue through the lineage of Isaac and Jacob. Therefore, the Prophethood will be established uniquely through the seeds of Isaac and Jacob. In other words, the office of the Prophethood would be entrusted only to Isaac, Jacob and their descendants. This means that anyone claiming to be a Prophet of the true God must be born in the “Prophetic Race.” They must be born in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

If Allah intended to include Ishmael, his name would be placed before Isaac as he was older than Isaac by about fourteen years. But as it can be noted, Surah 29:27 completely omits any reference to Ishmael. This raises some vital questions:

Why was the name of Ishmael left out completely at the most significant time when the lineage of the Prophethood was revealed in the Qur’an?

Why was Ishmael totally ignored if he was as important as Muslims claim him to be?

Thus, the Qur’an itself teaches that the Prophethood will be established exclusively through the lineage of Isaac – not Ishmael. Muslims have to choose between the Qur’an and Muhammad. If Muhammad was truly a prophet of God then the Qur’an is false. If the Qur’an is true, then Muhammad simply cannot be a prophet of the true God. For further evidence on this subject, please click the following links:

THE QUR’AN DISQUALIFIES THE PROPHETHOOD OF MUHAMMAD

SURAH 3:81 – AN INDISPUTABLE ERROR IN THE QUR’AN

We will now move on to discuss the primary purpose of this article. This is where the tragedy of the Muslims begins. This is where the issue of salvation comes to the fore. This is where Muslims must decide regarding the outcome of their eternal salvation.

DID ABRAHAM AND ISHMAEL BUILD THE KA’BA?

The Qur’an claims that the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Ishmael built the sacred House of Allah:

Surah 2:125-127: We made the House a resort and a sanctuary for people, saying, ‘Take the spot where Abraham stood as your place of prayer.’ We commanded Abraham and Ishmael: ‘Purify My House for those who walk round it, those who stay there, and those who bow and prostrate themselves in worship.’ Abraham said, ‘My Lord, make this land secure and provide with produce those of its people who believe in God and the Last Day.’ God said, ‘As for those who disbelieve, I will grant them enjoyment for a short while and then subject them to the torment of the Fire – an evil destination.’ As Abraham and Ishmael built up the foundations of the House they prayed, ‘Our Lord, accept this from us. You are the All Hearing, the All Knowing. (Abdel Haleem)

Although the location of the House of Allah is not stated in the above or any other verses of the Qur’an, all Muslims without exception believe that it refers to the Ka’ba in Mecca. Some Muslim translators of the Qur’an boldly took the liberty to edit the Scriptures of Allah by inserting the word “Mecca” in parenthesis even though it does not appear in the original Arabic Qur’an. How could the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Ishmael build the Ka’ba in Mecca when the Qur’an clearly states that no Prophets were ever sent to the Arabs before the time of Muhammad? Since Muslims insist that the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Ishmael built the Ka’ba in Mecca, then this assumption comes at a great cost to the Muslims. Muslims have to now accept that either there is a serious contradiction in the Qur’an or the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Ishmael could not have built the Ka’ba in Mecca.

As we have noted, numerous Qur’anic verses clearly testify that no Prophets were sent to the Arabs prior to the time of Muhammad. This simply means that the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Ishmael could not have set foot in Arabia. Therefore, it is obvious that they could not have built the Ka’ba. Since the Ka’ba was already in existence before the time of Muhammad and since no Prophets of the true God were ever sent to the Arabs before the time of Muhammad, it leads us to one very obvious conclusion. Only the local pagan Arabs could have built the Ka’ba. Only they could have laid the foundation of the Ka’ba. That the Ka’ba was indeed a pagan shrine before the coming of Islam is confirmed in numerous authentic sources of Islam itself.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 43, Number 658:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Masud: The Prophet entered Mecca and (at that time) there were three hundred-and-sixty idols around the Ka’ba. He started stabbing the idols with a stick he had in his hand and reciting: “Truth (Islam) has come and Falsehood (disbelief) has vanished.”

When Muhammad conquered Mecca, he destroyed all the idols of the Ka’ba with the exception of the preeminent idol – the Black Stone. The Ka’ba which is known as “Baitullah” in Arabic means “House of Allah.” Muslims will do well to seriously consider the following thought provoking questions:

If the Ka’ba which was supposedly built by the Prophet Abraham and the Prophet Ishmael was originally the House of Allah, how did it become a Pagan Temple housing 360 idols? How could a House of God turn into a Temple of Idols?

Exactly when did Allah allow this change to take place?

How did the most sacred place for the Worship of Allah become a place for the Worship of Idols? How is it possible for this corruption to occur in the first place?

Why was Allah powerless to prevent his most sacred shrine from becoming contaminated with the idolatrous worship of demons?

What theological reason is there for Allah to allow his original House of Worship to become a Pagan Temple?

The late Dr. Taha Husayn, a prominent professor at Cairo University, recognized the fact that the message of the Qur’an regarding the construction of the Ka’ba at the hands of Abraham and Ishmael is historically untenable. And he gave the following reason as to why it is not possible:

The case of this episode is very obvious because it is of recent date and came into vogue just before the rise of Islam. Islam exploited it for religious reasons” (Quoted in Mizan al-Islam by Anwar al-Jundi, p. 170).

In other words, the Ka’ba did not and could not have existed at the time of Abraham.

IDOLATRY IN ISLAM

Islam retained many of the rites and rituals that had been prevalent in the Arabian Peninsula. While Muhammad destroyed the rest of the idols at the conquest of Mecca, he left the Black Stone untouched. Why? It was simply because of his deep-rooted reverence for the Black Stone brought on by years of submission to the pagan practice of stone worship.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 661:

Narrated by Abu Raja Al-Utaridi: We used to worship stones, and when we found a better stone than the first one, we would throw the first one and take the latter, but if we could not get a stone then we would collect some earth (i.e. soil) and then bring a sheep and milk that sheep over it, and perform the Tawaf (circumnavigation) around it.

Today Muslims perform the Tawaf (circumnavigation) around the Black Stone. Muhammad not only left the Black Stone untouched to represent Islam but he was also deeply attached to it emotionally.

Sahih Muslim, Book 007, Number 2916:

Suwaid b. Ghafala reported: I saw Umar (Allah be pleased with him) kissing the Stone and clinging to it and saying: I saw Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) having great love for you. This Hadith has been narrated on the authority of Sufyin with the same chain of transmitters (and the words are): “That he (‘Umar) said: But I saw Abu’l-Qasim (way peace be upon him) having great love for you.”

Muhammad is known as Abu’l-Qasim to his Companions. Some believe that this was Muhammad’s original name.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 26, Number 675:

Narrated by Zaid bin Aslam: From his father who said: “Umar bin Al-Khattab addressed the Corner (Black Stone) saying, ‘By Allah! I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet touching and kissing you, I would never have touched and kissed you.’ Then he kissed it.”

The single most important reason in Islam for the kissing of the Black Stone is that Muhammad did it. He thereby set the example for Muslims to follow. The Black Stone which was sacred to the Pagans became sacred to the Muslims. The Black Stone which was venerated by the Pagans became the focal point of the Muslim pilgrimage. The Black Stone which had been an object of worship before the time of Muhammad became the central shrine of Islam. Muslims today touch and kiss the Black Stone with reverence during the Hajj. The kiss that the pious Muslims bestow on the Black Stone is a survival of an age old pagan practice that was common in ancient Arabia. Muslims are kissing the same Black Stone which the Pagans were kissing before.

In his book, “The Life of Muhammad,” the Egyptian writer, Muhammad Husayn Haykal, whose works are based on the scholarly manuscripts of Ibn Hisham, acknowledged the following facts regarding the worship of the Black Stone:

In fact, the Arabs venerated these stones so much that not only did they worship the Black Stone in the Ka’bah, but also they would take one of the stones of the Ka’bah as a holy object in their travels, praying to it and asking it to bless every move they made. (p. 30)

Here we find another prominent Muslim scholar who candidly testifies that the Black Stone was indeed worshipped by the Pagans before the coming of Islam. The fact that many of the rituals performed during the Hajj are connected to pagan worship shows that Islam was conceived in idolatry. Such practices are consistent with pre-Islamic pagan rituals involving the Ka’ba. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would never send a Black Stone for his worshippers to submit to idolatry. If the true God forbids even the bowing towards the glorious sun that he himself had created, do you think he will command his worshippers to bow towards a dead Black Stone? While Christians clearly see this as absolute idolatry, Islam is blind to this abomination. The Holy Bible clearly states:

Deuteronomy 4:19: “You must not raise your eyes to the heavens and indeed see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the army of the heavens, and actually get seduced and bow down to them.”

Of course, Muslims will strongly deny that they are actually engaging in idolatrous worship when they kiss or bow towards the Black Stone whenever they pray. And they will insist that their prayers are directed towards Allah alone. However, in actual practice, Muslims treat the Black Stone with the same reverence as the Pagans do towards their idols. The denial of the idolatrous nature of the reverence that Muslims display towards the Black Stone can be likened to that of a man who claims innocence for his adulterous affair by saying that he was only thinking of his wife while committing the illicit immoral act. Adultery is adultery. And idolatry is idolatry. The justification for the veneration of a dead stone, especially to the extent of bowing down and kissing it, can only be identified with the primitive pagan practice of idolatry than with the true spirit of monotheistic worship. It is idolatry–pure and simple. All Muslims are idolaters.

In fact, honest Muslim scholars acknowledge that the act of kissing the Black Stone by Muslims is an expression of worship. Sheikh Sha’rawi, one of Egypt’s renowned scholars admitted that the practice of kissing the Black Stone by Muslims is an expression of worship:

The kissing of the meteorite is a firm practice in Islamic law because Muhammad did it. You must not ask about the wisdom behind that because this rite is an expression of worship in spite of the obscurity of its wisdom.” (Sheikh Sha’rawi, Legal Opinions, pt. 3, p. 167, Muslim)

Additionally, Muhammad stated that on the Day of Judgment the Black Stone will testify favorably on behalf of all those who touched it with sincerity. The Prophet of Islam also taught that the sins of those who touched the Black Stone would be forgiven on Judgment Day. If ascribing the role of a Mediator and the role of Savior to a mere stone is not idolatry, then what is it?

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 961; Ibn Maajah, 2944:

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said concerning the Stone: “By Allah, Allah will bring it forth on the Day of Resurrection, and it will have two eyes with which it will see and a tongue with which it will speak, and it will testify in favour of those who touched it in sincerity.”

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 959:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) says: “Touching them both (the Black Stone and al-Rukn al-Yamani) is an expiation for sins.”

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 877, Ahmad, 2792:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When the Black Stone came down from Paradise, it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black.”

Thus, it is dishonest to say that the Black Stone is just a focal point for Muslims to direct their prayers for the sake of unity. In reality, it means much more than Muslims are willing to admit. Is it not idolatrous to believe that the sins of the Muslims can be forgiven simply by touching a mere stone? Muslims strongly reject the atoning value of the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Ironically, these very same Muslims believe that a dead stone can achieve the very objective that they deny Jesus could accomplish.

All Muslims are required to bow towards the Black Stone every day, whenever they pray. They are forbidden to face any other object or direction. For Muslims to face any other direction is a violation of the commandment of Allah in the Qur’an. The commandment of Allah clearly states:

Surah 2:144: Turn then Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque: Wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction.”

According to the Qur’an, Muslims cannot pray to Allah without facing the Black Stone. When a Muslim makes the Hajj, or runs between the hills, or bestows a kiss on the Black Stone, he is performing the rituals of the Pagans. And these rituals are deeply rooted in pagan superstition. And Muhammad sanctioned and incorporated these pagan practices into Islam. Thus, the poison remains the same, only the labels were deceitfully changed by Allah. Consequently, paganism became an integral part of Islam. Consider now the following additional evidence:

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 23:

Narrated By ‘Asim bin Sulaiman: I asked Anas bin Malik about Safa and Marwa (i.e. two mountains at Mecca). Anas replied, “We used to consider (i.e. going around) them a custom of the Pre-Islamic period of Ignorance, so when Islam came, we gave up going around them. Then Allah revealed, ‘Verily, Safa and Marwa (i.e. two mountains at Mecca) are among the Symbols of Allah. So it is not harmful of those who perform the Hajj of the House of Allah or perform the Umra to ambulate (Tawaf) between them.’” (Surah 2:158)

Provided below is the Qur’anic verse which is cited in the above Hadith:

Surah 2:158: “Lo! (The mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the indications of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who is on pilgrimage to the House of Allah or visiteth it, to go around them as the pagan custom is. (Pickthall)

How can the very same mountains that were sacred to the Pagans suddenly become the “Symbols of Allah” after the Muslim conquest of Mecca? Moreover, how is it that the very same pagan ritual of running between the two hills is also retained in Islam? Islam is the only religion where after kissing a stone, its devotees pick up stones to stone a stone representing the Devil. There are far too many similarities between Islam and paganism for sincere Muslims to ignore.

Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would never incorporate the pagan practices of the nations into his divine arrangement for pure worship. He would never sanction the pagan practices of the nations to become an integral part of the sacred services of his worshippers:

2 Corinthians 6:14-17: Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness. Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God. Just as God said: “I shall reside among them and walk among them, and I shall be their God, and they will be my people.” “Therefore get out from among them and separate yourselves. Quit touching the unclean thing and I will take you in,” says Jehovah.

Centuries before the arrival of Islam, Jehovah God lovingly warned the Israelites of a subtle snare of Satan which Islam failed to avoid. Regarding this devious snare of Satan, the Holy Bible warned the descendants of Abraham to shun the evil practice of idolatry in all its various forms:

Leviticus 26:1: “Do not make for yourselves worthless idols. You must not erect for yourselves a carved statue or a sacred pillar and you must not put a stone as a sacred showpiece in your land to bow down toward it. I am Jehovah your God.”

Can any warning be clearer than this? Either it is acceptable to bow towards a stone or it is not. Both cannot be true. This is a very serious matter because it demonstrates that either Allah or Jehovah is the true God. Not both! The eternal salvation of every single Muslim lies in the hands of only one of them.

Think carefully! Will the true God encourage his worshippers to continue in the same sin of idolatry of the Pagans? Avoiding the idolatrous practices of Islam is an essential first step towards true worship. However, leaving false worship is only part of the solution. For a full recovery, false worship should be replaced with true worship. That is why it is vital not only to shun idolatry:

1 Corinthians 6:9-11: Do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

But also to earnestly search for the true God:

Isaiah 55:6: Search for Jehovah while he may be found. Call to him while he is near.

Taking this decisive step will save you from the Tragedy of Islam.

DEFENSE MISSION JERICHO

 

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DOES ALLAH FORGIVE SINS?

DOES ALLAH FORGIVE SINS?

In a word, the answer to this question is an absolute NO. What will be proven in this article is the shocking reality that Allah does not forgive sins–not even a single sin. We will provide multiple evidences from Islamic sources themselves to prove why there is absolutely no forgiveness in Islam. If you find this unbelievable, we sincerely encourage you to read this article carefully. Please examine the facts before you dismiss the above allegation as inaccurate. It is crucial for Muslims to analyze the information provided here. Your eternal salvation depends very much on how you respond to the vital truth revealed here on the subject of forgiveness of sins in Islam. This article is about you. Does Allah really forgive you? We invite Muslims to challenge the evidences presented here.

However, this article is equally important to Christians who desire to share the Gospel with Muslims. What better way could there be than to discuss the subject of God’s forgiveness with Muslims? Today Muslims are migrating to the West in large numbers. Many come from countries where the preaching of the Gospel is strictly forbidden. God has now opened a wide door of activity for Christians to preach the Good News of God’s Kingdom to Muslims in their own home ground.

The term “Forgive” is one of the most endearing words in the relationship between two parties. While it basically means to pardon or to cancel a debt, it goes far beyond that. It is an assurance of love. When we sin against our Creator, we seek his forgiveness in order to restore our relationship with him. Forgiveness is not granted because the wrongdoer is qualified or entitled to be forgiven but rather, it is an act of love, mercy, and grace on the part of God.

IS THERE FORGIVENESS OF SINS IN ISLAM?

According to the teachings of the Qur’an, two angels are appointed for each individual by Allah. The function of these angels is to record the deeds of every individual during his or her lifetime on earth. The Qur’an refers to these angels as “Kiraman Katibin” which means “Honorable Recorders” or “Honorable Scribes.”

Surah 82:10-12: “But you should know that there are angelic guards watching over you and these honorable scribes know whatever you do.” (Sarwar)

These angels “know whatever you do.” They do not leave out any details. According to the Hadith, these angels are positioned on the shoulders, with one sitting on the left and one on the right, of the person whom they are assigned to accompany constantly. Thus, they are able to accurately record all the deeds of that individual. The following Qur’anic verses confirms this teaching in Islam:

Surah 50:17-18: “And the two recording angels are recording, sitting on the right and the left: each word he utters shall be noted down by a vigilant guardian.” (W. Khan)

The good deeds are recorded by the angel on the right while the bad are recorded by the angel on the left. What is important to note is how these written records affect the individual Muslim on “Judgment Day.” On “Judgment Day” the angels will present to Allah the complete written records of every individual from the beginning of mankind’s creation. The eternal destiny of each person is decided upon by Allah on the basis of the records provided by the angels. Therefore, an individual’s destiny will be based on the deeds committed during his or her lifetime on earth. If the good deeds exceed the bad, then that individual will enter Paradise. Conversely, those whose bad deeds exceed the good will be punished for eternity in the Islamic Hell.

THE SCALES OF ALLAH

One of the greatest fears of every Muslim is how the “Scales of Allah” will tilt for him or her on the “Day of Judgment.” Depending on the outcome, the “Scales of Allah” will determine either the eternal preservation or the eternal damnation of every single Muslim:

Surah 21:47: And We set the scales even in Day of Judgment admitting of no deviation and We judge with absolute justice and accordingly no soul shall ever be wronged in the least. Every deed, good or bad, will We present with precision even if it be as light or as little as a mustard seed. Enough are We in putting the law in execution. (Al-Muntakhab)

The Qur’an clearly teaches that Allah will weigh “every deed, good or bad” on the “Day of Judgment.” The fact that Allah could weigh “every deed, good or bad” committed by Muslims during their lifetime proves that Allah has not forgotten or forgiven their sins. Since the purpose for keeping a detailed record of the sins of an individual is to render judgment, it shows that the sins of the Muslims are neither forgiven nor forgotten by Allah. Even the sins of pious Muslims are not exempted.

The “Scales of Allah” is known as “Mizan” in Islamic terminology. It determines the eternal destiny of every individual. No sins will be exempted. Even sins for which the sinner has truly repented will be evoked on the “Day of Judgment” and placed on the “Scales of Allah.” This means that in reality the sinner is not forgiven. The salvation of the sinner depends very much now on the weight of his good deeds. Yes, even sins “as little as a mustard seed” will not be forgiven but will be taken into account by Allah on the “Day of Judgment.” Please read the following Qur’anic verses carefully:

Surah 101:6-11: As for him whose scales are heavy, He will have a pleasant life. But as for him whose scales are light, Hell will be a nursing mother to him. And what should make you know what that is? It is a blazing Fire. (Sher Ali)

It is vital for Muslims to recognize the truth that Allah does not forgive sins. The fact that every single sin committed by a Muslim has a bearing on the outcome of his destiny in the hereafter proves that Allah has neither forgotten nor forgiven his sins. The only option left for Muslims is to earnestly hope that his good deeds outweigh the bad ones. This is further confirmed in the following Qur’anic verses:

Surah 7:8-9: On that Day the weighing of deeds will be true and just: As for those whose good deeds are heavy on the scales will be the ones to prosper, and those whose good deeds are light will be the ones who have lost their souls through their wrongful rejection of Our messages. (Abdel Haleem)

A Muslim has to have at least a minimum of 51% of good deeds in his favor to enter Paradise. Conversely, if his bad deeds were to exceed by just a minute fraction, he will spend eternity in the Islamic Hell. You need to be a mathematician to be a Muslim. With no true forgiveness, the only option for a Muslim to prevail over Allah’s adverse judgment is through his own personal effort–through the doing of good deeds. And the good deeds must exceed his bad deeds. In view of the sinful nature of mankind, honest Muslims will readily agree that this is no easy task to accomplish. In describing Allah’s final judgment of mankind, the Qur’an states the following:

Surah 99:6-8: That Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups that they may be shown their deeds. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant) shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom or a small ant shall see it. (Hilali-Khan)

Do the above Qur’anic verses give you the impression that Allah readily forgives those who sincerely seek his forgiveness? Can any Muslim confidently say that he is assured of his salvation? How can he when Muhammad himself is uncertain about his own salvation? Read the confession of Muhammad:

Surah 46:9: “Say: I am no new thing among the messengers of Allah, nor know I what will be done with me or with you. I do but follow that which is inspired in me, and I am but a plain warner.” (Pickthall)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 266:

Narrated ‘Um al-‘Ala: “Uthman fell ill and I nursed him till he died, and we covered him with his clothes. Then the Prophet came to us and I (addressing the dead body) said, “O Abu As-Sa’ib, may Allah’s Mercy be on you! I bear witness that Allah has honored you.” On that the Prophet said, “How do you know that Allah has honored him?” I replied, “I do not know. May my father and my mother be sacrificed for you, O Allah’s Apostle! But who else is worthy of it (if not Uthman)?” He said, “As to him, by Allah, death has overtaken him, and I hope the best for him. By Allah, though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me.”

While speaking in the context of life in the hereafter, Muhammad confessed to the uncertainty of his final destination in the hereafter. He admits that he is unaware as to whether Allah will send him to Paradise or to Hell. Before we proceed, it is vital to note that the concept of weighing the good deeds against the bad can easily be subjected to abuse. For example, a Muslim can simply commit a sin and cleverly offset it by performing some good deeds. Would not this be a mockery of divine justice? Would not this give Muslims a license to commit sins? And this is exactly what Muhammad taught his followers to do.

40 Hadiths of Imam Nawawi, Hadith Number 18:

Follow Up a Bad Deed with a Good Deed

Abû Dharr al-Ghifârî and Mu`âdh b, Jabal relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Fear Allah wherever you are. Follow up a bad deed with a good deed and it will blot it out. And deal with people in a good manner.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhî)

Muslims love this Hadith. This loophole in the teachings of Islam serves as an inducement for Muslims to sin. However, in spite of this leverage to sin, the early Companions of Muhammad who had firsthand knowledge of Islam were suspicious of Allah. What should trouble Muslims even more is the fact that this distrust of Allah was evident even among the Caliphs, the very Guardians of the Islamic Faith.

Successors of the Messenger” by Khalid Muhammad Khalid, p. 70:

Caliph Abu-Bakr Al-Sadik said: “I have no trust concerning Allah’s schemes, even if one of my feet is inside of paradise who can determine which deed is acceptable and which is not. You do all what you can do, and the accountability is with Allah.  You ask him for acceptance.”

Abu Bakr was the first Caliph of Islam and a close Companion of Muhammad. He was the Guardian of the Islamic Faith and designated as the “Rightly Guided Caliph” (Rashidun). For the first Caliph of Islam to manifest such great distrust in Allah shows that there must be something about Allah that makes him untrustworthy. More importantly, this account also reveals the uncertainty of salvation in Islam. Imagine, the very Guardian of the Islamic Faith does not know which deeds are acceptable and which are not by Allah. There is always a catch in Islam. While good deeds count, it still depends on Allah to make it count. For the worshippers of Jehovah, they experience no such fear regarding their salvation.

Isaiah 12:2: God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. For Jehovah, even Jehovah is my strength and my might, and he became my salvation.”

If Muslims desire to attain salvation, they must turn to Jehovah–the God of Salvation.

THE DESTINATION OF HELL-FIRE

Of course, Muslims will deny everything that is stated here and claim that there is forgiveness in Islam. They may even show some Qur’anic verses that speak about Allah’s forgiveness. Since the Qur’an is full of contradictory teachings, we should not be surprised at this deceptive game played by the apologists of Islam. Do not be misled. If there is truly forgiveness in Islam, would it be necessary for Muslims to “follow up a bad deed with a good deed” to atone their sins? And this is exactly what Muhammad taught his followers to do. He said: “Follow up a bad deed with a good deed and it will blot it out.” This clearly proves that it is not the forgiveness of Allah that atones for the sins of the Muslims but rather the doing of good deeds to offset their sins.

Not only are Muslims deceiving themselves but they also contradict the teachings of Allah when they claim there is true forgiveness in Islam. How can there be true forgiveness when the Qur’an clearly teaches that every single Muslim “will be taken to hell” immediately following his or her death. As expected, this may come as a shock for the vast majority of Muslims who are ignorant of their religion. According to the most authentic Hadith in the Muslim world and substantiated by verses in the Qur’an, Muhammad is in Hell along with his followers who have passed away in death. However, what should trouble Muslims even more today is the fact that this very same destiny awaits them. Would it make sense for every single Muslim to suffer this severe form of punishment if their sins are truly forgiven? We will now consider the evidences verified in both the Qur’an and the Hadiths.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 770:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” He replied, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear night?” They replied, “No, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the sun when there are no clouds?” They replied in the negative. He said, “You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way.

On the Day of Resurrection, people will be gathered and He will order the people to follow what they used to worship. So some of them will follow the sun, some will follow the moon, and some will follow other deities; and only this nation (Muslims) will be left with its hypocrites. Allah will come to them and say, ‘I am Your Lord.’ They will say, ‘We shall stay in this place till our Lord comes to us and when our Lord will come, we will recognize Him.

Then Allah will come to them again and say, ‘I am your Lord.’ They will say, ‘You are our Lord.’ Allah will call them, and As-Sirat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and I (Muhammad) shall be the first amongst the Apostles to cross it with my followers. Nobody except the Apostles will then be able to speak and they will be saying then, ‘O Allah! Save us. O Allah Save us.’

There will be hooks like the thorns of Sa’dan in Hell. Have you seen the thorns of Sa’dan?” The people said, “Yes.” He said, “These hooks will be like the thorns of Sa’dan but nobody except Allah knows their greatness in size and these will entangle the people according to their deeds; some of them will fall and stay in Hell forever; others will receive punishment and will get out of Hell, till when Allah intends mercy on whomever He likes amongst the people of Hell, He will order the angels to take out of Hell those who worshipped none but Him alone. The angels will take them out by recognizing them from the traces of prostrations, for Allah has forbidden the (Hell) fire to eat away those traces. So they will come out of the Fire, it will eat away from the whole of the human body except the marks of the prostrations. At that time they will come out of the Fire as mere skeletons. The Water of Life will be poured on them and as a result they will grow like the seeds growing on the bank of flowing water…”

Muslims who read this account may find it shocking. Shocking as it may be, it is nonetheless based on the true teachings of Islam. There is no ambiguity in the meaning of this Hadith. According to the clear teaching of Allah, Muhammad descended straight into Hell upon his death. He did not ascend to any heavenly Paradise as Muslims claim. Right now the Prophet of Islam is in Hell waiting to be rescued by Allah on the “Day of Resurrection.” The account continues on to state that a bridge which is known as “As-Sirat” will be “laid across Hell” through which those who are judged favorably will escape on the “Day of Judgment.” The Hadith clearly states that Muhammad will be among “the first to cross it” with his followers. Since the “As-Sirat” is “laid across Hell,” Muhammad has to be in Hell in order to use this bridge to depart from there.

The “Day of Resurrection” refers to the “Time of the End.”  This means that even now as you are reading this article, Muhammad is in Hell waiting to be rescued. The Hadith clearly reveals that even pious Muslims who pray regularly will be consumed by the fires of Hell, leaving only the “marks of their prostration” untouched. Thus, the bodies of the Muslims in Hell will be consumed by fire. And it states: “At that time–on the Day of Resurrection–they will come out of the Fire as mere skeletons.” In harmony with the teachings of Muhammad in the above Hadith, the Qur’an also confirms that all Muslims–every single one of them–“will be taken to Hell.”

Surah 19:70-71:We know best who deserves greater suffering in Hell fire. It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to Hell.” (Sarwar)

We surely know best who most deserve to be burnt in its flames. There is not one of you who shall not pass through the confines of Hell.” (Dawood)

It is important to note that even those who are saved on the “Day of Resurrection” were not exempted from the punishment of Allah in Hell-fire for an unspecified number of years. Thus, there is no escape from Hell even for pious Muslims. The path to salvation cannot be found in the path that leads to Hell, even momentarily. For a more detailed discussion on the subject of Hell in Islam, please click the following link: THE QUR’AN CONFIRMS MUHAMMAD IS IN HELL

PREDESTINATION AND FORGIVENESS

There is another vital reason why the concept of Forgiveness is a mockery, a charade in Islam. This is because of the teaching of Predestination in Islam. Predestination is irreconcilable with the concept of Forgiveness. These two teachings cannot coexist. The Qur’an states that Allah predestines everything:

Surah 9:51: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us.” (Hilali-Khan)

Surah 57:22: No calamity befalls the earth or your own selves, but it is pre-destined in a Book before We bring it into being. Indeed it is easy for Allah. (Muhammad Taqi Usmani)

Allah even preordains those who will be saved and those who will not. Only those preordained for salvation by Allah will be saved:

Surah 10:100: No soul can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place doubt on those who will not understand. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 76:29-30: Verily! This (Verse of the Quran) is an admonition, so whosoever wills, let him take a Path to his Lord (Allah). But you cannot will, unless Allah wills. (Hilali-Khan)

Are you aware of the instant contradiction in Surah 76:29-30? At the beginning of these Qur’anic verses Allah clearly stated: “Whosoever wills, let him take a Path to his Lord.” Then, Allah instantly contradicts himself by saying: “But you cannot will, unless Allah wills.” Such contradictions are common in the teachings of Allah. It is important to recognize that Predestination is an important precondition in Islam’s doctrine of salvation. Reflect deeply on the meaning of the following Qur’anic verses:

Surah 5:40-41: Do you not know that to Allah only belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth? He punishes whomever He wills, and forgives whomever He wills; and Allah is able to do all things…, And the one whom Allah wills to send astray, you will never be able to help him in the least against Allah; they are those whose hearts Allah did not will to cleanse; for them is disgrace in this world, and for them is a great punishment in the Hereafter. (Faridul Haque)

And the one whom Allah wills to send astray” cannot be saved. Not even Muhammad can do anything to guide that individual to the way of salvation. Allah asks Muhammad a provocative question:

Surah 4:88: “Would you guide whom Allah has caused to err? And whom Allah has led astray cannot be guided.” (Dawood)

And even more damaging is the Qur’an’s evidence that Allah inspires sin into a person:

Surah 91:7-8: “By the soul and Who shaped it and inspired it with its sin and its piety.” (Qaribullah)

Yes! Allah inspires sin into a person. The words of Allah in Surah 91:7-8 is so damaging that some translators of the Qur’an (like Yusuf Ali and Pickthall) deliberately attempt to obscure their true meaning by inserting the word, “knowledge” to these verses. The Arabic the word, “il’man” which means “knowledge” does not appear anywhere in these verses. Thus, they deliberately try to deceive Muslims by implying that Allah breathed into the soul the “knowledge” of sin and piety. The original Arabic does not allow for such insertion. And their deception is easily exposed by the following Hadith. Notice how Surah 91:7-8 is translated from the original Arabic in this Hadith.

Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6406:

Abu al-Aswad reported that ‘Imran b Husain asked him: “…Allah’s Messenger, what is your opinion that the people do in the world and strive for, is something decreed for them; something preordained for them and will their fate in the Hereafter be determined by the fact that their Prophets brought them teachings which they did not act upon. And thus they became deserving of punishment? Thereupon, he said: Of course, it happens as it is decreed by Destiny and preordained for them, and this view is confirmed by this verse of the Book of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious: “Consider the soul and Him Who made it perfect, then breathed into it its sin and its piety” (S.91:7-8). 

Muslims, this is a classic example how your scholars deceive you from knowing the truth. They deliberately alter the words of Allah to make them appear less offensive. Why? Are they ashamed of the teachings of Allah? The above Hadith clearly reveals that the final destination of Muslims in the hereafter is not determined by how they respond–either favorably or unfavorably–to the teachings of the Scriptures or the Prophets but “as it is decreed by destiny and preordained for them” by Allah. This means that in reality, the function of the Scriptures or the Prophets is absolutely redundant in Islam.

As we have noted, Allah decides the final destination of Muslims in the hereafter for them. For those who are destined to Hell, they are preordained to act accordingly to deserve such an unfavorable outcome. They can do nothing to alter the course. All the deeds that the individual will carry out during his or her lifetime have been predetermined for them before they are even born. Allah has sealed the fate of the Muslims while they are still in their mother’s womb. The following Hadith will testify to this fact:

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 77, Number 593: 

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mus’ud: Allah’s Apostle, the truthful and truly-inspired, said, “Each one of you collected in the womb of his mother for forty days, and then turns into a clot for an equal period (of forty days) and turns into a piece of flesh for a similar period of forty days and then Allah sends an angel and orders him to write four things: His provision, his age, and whether he will be of the wretched or the blessed in the Hereafter. Then the soul is breathed into him. And by Allah, a person among you (or a man) may do deeds of the people of the Fire till there is only a cubit or an arm-breadth distance between him and the Fire, but then that writing which Allah has ordered the angel to write precedes, and he does the deeds of the people of Paradise and enters it; and a man may do the deeds of the people of Paradise till there is only a cubit or two between him and Paradise, and then that writing precedes and he does the deeds of the people of the Fire and enters it.”

If your final destination is already predetermined by Allah before you are even born, can you do anything to alter your destiny against the will of Allah? Imagine the hopelessness of your situation if you are predestined by Allah to spend eternity in Hell in the hereafter. In fact, a Muslim simply cannot choose to live a virtuous life unless he is predestined by Allah to do so. Such is the despair in Islam. You are damned if you are damned by Allah.

Every good deed and every bad deed of a Muslim is preordained by Allah. As such, can the forgiveness of Allah have any real meaning in Islam? Does it make sense for Allah to forgive a person when Allah himself is the cause of that very sin which needs forgiveness? In reality, it is not the forgiveness of Allah that saves those who are saved but rather the predestination of Allah. Since predestination rules out the possibility for an individual to work out his own salvation, it proves that Allah is actually showing favoritism towards those whom he selects to save. In contrast, the Bible teaches that Christians are given the freedom to determine the outcome of their salvation:

Philippians 2:12: “Keep working out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

The following Hadith will enlighten us further on the far-reaching effects of predestination in Islam.

Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6436:

A’isha, the mother of the believers, said that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) was called to lead the funeral prayer of a child of the Ansar. I said: Allah’s Messenger, there is happiness for this child who is a bird from the birds of Paradise for it committed no sin nor has he reached the age when one can commit sin. He said: ‘A’isha, per adventure, it may be otherwise, because God created for Paradise those who are fit for it while they were yet in their father’s loins and created for Hell those who are to go to Hell. He created them for Hell while they were yet in their father’s loins.

The expression, “while they were yet in their father’s loins” refers to a time before the conception of the child even takes place. It refers to the time before the child is even conceived by his or her mother. Therefore, those predestined to Hell are subjected to it before they are even formed in their mother’s womb. This completely eliminates any hope for that child because the child who is predestined to Hell is created for Hell:

Surah 7:179: And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. (Hilali-Khan)

The following Hadith reveals that Allah is the author/creator of sin.

Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6421:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle as saying: Verily Allah has fixed the very portion of adultery which a man will indulge in, and which he of necessity must commit.

Can you comprehend the absolute evil nature of this Islamic teaching? Will a loving God willfully subjugate his very own creation to commit such immoral sins which they “of necessity must commit.”? Will it then be justifiable for God to punish these ones for the sins that he himself destined them to commit? Would not such a God be both sadistic and evil in nature? Listen now to the voice of Jehovah:

Exodus 20:14: “You must not commit adultery.”

Since the doctrine of Predestination is antithesis to the concept of Forgiveness, Allah simply cannot be the true God. He can never be. That is why we should not be shocked by the satanic nature of his teaching in the following Hadith:

Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Hadith Number 6622:

Chapter: The obliteration of sins with the help of seeking forgiveness from Allah.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) having said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace you by those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them.

Need we say more? Can you believe this? Allah just admitted that he will destroy all those who do not commit sins. In other words, Allah will destroy the righteous! Just contemplate very, very carefully! Is it the will of God or the will of Satan to destroy those who walk in integrity? Is this not a clue to the real identity of Allah? Does not this prove that Allah is actually Satan in disguise? Even if Muslims deny this, they still have to accept the fact that Satan is actually saving them from the destruction of Allah by causing them to sin. Therefore, rather than being an enemy, Satan is actually the savior of Muslims. Only in Islam, the committing of sins leads to preservation. For more information on the identity of Allah, please click the following link: QUR’AN REVEALS ALLAH IS SATAN

Jehovah the God of Justice does not and will not predetermine our course of action against our will. He has, but lovingly placed in our hands the freedom to choose. Jehovah created us as free moral agents. By granting us this freedom to choose, he has dignified us. This glorious freedom is what differentiates us from animals. Animals perform by instinct but we by choice. Because we have a choice, we are also subjected to divine laws. Otherwise, the blessings and punishments for either obeying or disobeying the divine laws of God make no sense. It makes no sense when it is beyond our control to act on our own. Only when humans are given the freedom to choose, the deeds they perform will have any real significance. Only then can true justice prevail.

However, there is yet another vital reason why we are created as free moral agents with the right to exercise free will. Our loving Creator wants us to love him out of our own free will and not because we are predestined to do so. Only when we are given the free will to choose, we can truly say that the love that we express for Him is our own. If there is no free will, love can never play a part in our worship of God. Please read the following Bible verse:

Deuteronomy 30:19: “I have put life and death before you, the blessing and the curses. Now choose life, so that you may keep living.”

The above Bible text needs no explanation. It simply means we have a choice. We can choose our destination. We can choose life. For an in-depth understanding on the subject of Predestination in Islam, please click the following link: TEACHING OF PREDESTINATION PROVES ISLAM IS FALSE

THE FORGIVENESS OF JEHOVAH

Let us now turn our attention to Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. How absolute is the forgiveness of Jehovah? When Jehovah forgives, does he really forget the sins of those whom he had forgiven? As our Creator, Jehovah knows that no matter how earnestly we may yearn to give our complete obedience to him, we all fall short of his requirements many times. As a result, we sin against him. However, if we sincerely seek his mercy with a repentant heart, we are assured that he will forgive us:

Psalm 51:17: “The sacrifices to God are a broken spirit; a heart broken and crushed, O God, you will not despise.”

Hence, Jehovah will never turn away a person that is “broken and crushed” by the burden of sin. However, this does not mean that we can presume on God’s mercy as an excuse to sin. Jehovah is not guided by mere sentiment. He will by no means forgive those who practice sin willfully. Neither will he forgive those who do not manifest genuine repentance for their sinful course.

Hebrews 10:26-27: For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition.

The Book of Psalms uses an endearing expression to describe the extent of Jehovah’s mercy towards repentant sinners:

Psalm 103:12: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

The expression “as far as the east is from the west” means “as far as possible” or “as far as we can imagine.” Thus, when Jehovah forgives, he puts our sins as far away from us as we can imagine. Have you ever tried to remove a stain from a light-colored garment? Despite our best efforts, the stain may remain visible. Consider now the care and completeness of Jehovah’s forgiveness:

Isaiah 1:18: “Though your sins should prove to be as scarlet, they will be made white just like snow; though they should be red like crimson cloth, they will become even like wool.”

We can never remove the stains of sin through our own personal effort. But Jehovah can remove the stains of our sins. He can take away our sins that are like scarlet or red like crimson cloth and make them white like snow or wool. When Jehovah forgives, we can be sure that the stains of our sins are removed completely. Never will he accuse us again for the sins that he has forgiven. Under inspiration the Prophet Isaiah wrote the following:

Isaiah 38:17: “You have thrown behind your back all my sins.”

Jehovah is here portrayed as taking hold of the sins of a repentant wrongdoer and throwing them behind his back. This means that Jehovah does not take notice of the sins of those whom he had forgiven any longer. The forgiveness is complete. Jehovah lovingly implores us to repent and leave our sinful course so that he can forgive us:

Acts 3:19: “Therefore, repent and turn around so as to get your sins blotted out.”

The phrase “blotted out” means “to wipe out, cancel or destroy.” This beautifully describes the extent of Jehovah’s mercy. When he forgives our sins, it is as though he wipes them away. Now, we come to the most important question. When Jehovah forgives, does he really forget the sins of a repentant sinner? The answer is an absolute YES. Jehovah gives us this assurance:

Jeremiah 31:34: “I shall forgive their error, and their sin I shall remember no more.”

What does the Bible mean when it says that Jehovah does not “remember” the sins of those whom he has forgiven? Of course it does not mean that when God forgives a sinner he is unable to recall the sins anymore? That could hardly be the case. Therefore, what does this really then mean? It means that Jehovah will not thereafter act against the individual on the basis of those sins which he had already forgiven. Thus, when Jehovah says “their sin I shall remember no more,” it means that once he has forgiven a repentant sinner, he will not thereafter act against the individual at some time in the future on the basis of those sins which he had forgiven.

Ezekiel 18:21-22: Now if someone wicked turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps my statutes and does what is just and righteous, he will surely keep living. He will not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed will be held against him. He will keep living for doing what is righteous.

As we can see, Jehovah will not bring up the sins which he had already forgiven in order to punish us again at some time in the future. Is it not comforting to know that our God forgives and forgets? How refreshing to know that Jehovah is “ready to forgive” those who are truly repentant:

Psalms 86:5: For you, O Jehovah, are good and ready to forgive.

Despite the mistakes we make and continue to make, we should never conclude that we are beyond the reach of Jehovah’s mercy. If we repent sincerely from our heart, take the necessary steps to right the wrong, and earnestly pray for his forgiveness, we can have the full confidence that Jehovah will forgive us:

1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous so as to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

While Jehovah hates transgression, he does not hate the sinner. If we are truly repentant and reject our sinful course, we can be sure of his forgiveness.

A NOTE TO MUSLIMS

Muslims, your final destiny is not beyond your control as Islam teaches. You have the freedom to choose your destiny. You can choose life eternal by submitting to the true God:

John 17:3: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.”

It is important to note that the Qur’an actually quotes a verse from the Book of Psalms. However, Muhammad only quotes the verse partially in the Qur’an. The plagiarized verse in the Qur’an reads:

Surah 21:105: “Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message given to Moses: My servants the righteous shall inherit the earth.” (Yusuf Ali)

Now read the full the quotation of this verse in the Holy Bible:

Psalms 37:29: The righteous themselves will inherit the earth and reside forever upon it.

The Bible clearly teaches that after removing the wicked on Judgment Day, the “righteous will inherit the earth and reside forever upon it.” Therefore, you can choose to be among the righteous and live forever on the Earth:

Psalms 37:10-11: Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more. You will look at where they were and they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

Proverbs 2:21-22: For only the upright will reside in the earth and the blameless will remain in it. As for the wicked, they will be cut off from the earth. And the treacherous will be torn away from it.

Instead of turning to Muhammad for salvation, you should turn to Jesus Christ. Why is this absolutely essential for your salvation? It is because the Qur’an itself admits that Muhammad does not possess the power or the ability to guide his followers to the “Right Path” of salvation. Please read Muhammad’s own confession in the following Qur’anic verse:

Surah 72:21: “It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to the Right Path.” (Hilali-Khan)

Do you really understand the gravity of Muhammad’s confession in the above Qur’anic verse? It means you cannot depend on Muhammad to guide you to salvation. Would it really be wise to place your eternal salvation in the hands of this man? Compare now the assurance that Jesus gave his followers:

John 11:25: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”

Jesus also made the following profound statement in the Holy Bible:

John 14:6: “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

You will be surprised to learn that the Qur’an agrees with the Bible that obedience to Jesus is an essential precondition for Muslims to gain salvation. The Qur’an testifies that for a servant of God to be on the “Straight Way” of salvation, he must not only “fear God” but he must also “obey” Jesus Christ:

Surah 43:63-64: When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: “Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the points on which you dispute. Therefore fear God and obey me. For God, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship Him: This is a Straight Way.” (Yusuf Ali)

Yes! By obeying Jesus Christ you can be on the “Straight Way” leading to your salvation. And Jesus will lead you to your Creator. He will lead you to the only true God. The Holy Bible identifies the true God by name in the following verse:

Psalms 83:18: “May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.”

Muslims who choose to remain in Islam can never be sure of their salvation. What is important for Muslims to understand is that Allah does not forgive or forget their sins. He only pretends to forgive sinners. While Allah pretends, true forgiveness can be found only with Jehovah. And he forgives in a large way:

Isaiah 55:7: Let the wicked man leave his way. And the evil man his thoughts. Let him return to Jehovah who will have mercy on him. Let him return to our God for he will forgive in a large way.

When Jehovah forgives, he does so completely and everlastingly. Sinners who submit to his loving invitation to repent and leave their sinful course will be shown mercy and they will receive his forgiveness. How grateful we are to worship a God who forgives us in a large way.

DEFENSE MISSION JERICHO

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TWELVE AMAZING FACTS TO LEAVE ISLAM

TWELVE AMAZING FACTS TO LEAVE ISLAM

If you are contemplating to leave Islam but for some reason are hesitating to do so, this article is absolutely essential for you. It is written specifically for you. We understand your dilemma. Sometimes what is needed is just a loving push in the right direction. We have provided TWELVE AMAZING FACTS to help you make the correct decision. The TWELVE AMAZING FACTS are based on TWELVE SELECTED TEACHINGS OF ISLAM. We encourage you to examine these teachings. Study them carefully to ascertain if it still makes sense to remain a Muslim after that. Muslims often claim that Islam is replete with amazing facts. We will examine some of these amazing facts. However, the Islamic facts that we will be discussing in this article are the ones that Muslims desperately try to conceal from public knowledge. This article is a must for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Before we discuss the TWELVE AMAZING FACTS TO LEAVE ISLAM, we encourage you to carefully consider the following vital evidences from the Qur’an itself as to why Allah cannot be the true God. If there are really solid evidences to validate his claim of being the true God, Allah would have surely provided these evidences to authenticate his claim. Take for example the case of Jesus Christ. To prove to the disbelievers that he is truly the Messiah, Jesus provided the following evidences:

John 10:25: Jesus answered them: “I told you, and yet you do not believe. The works that I am doing in my Father’s name, these bear witness about me.

Jesus appealed to the miraculous works that he performed publicly to validate his claim of being the promised Messiah. It is essential to remember that both the miraculous works of Jesus and his status as the Messiah is acknowledged in the Qur’an. (Surah 3:49, Surah 4:171) Jesus appealed to the visible (his miraculous works) to prove the invisible (the truthfulness of his claim as the Messiah). Allah could have done the same. Instead, Allah did the very opposite. He appealed to the invisible because he could not provide any solid tangible evidence to validate his claim of being the true God. To understand what we mean by this, please read the following Qur’anic verse carefully. In view of the intense absurdity of this Qur’anic verse, we have provided two different translations:

Surah 21:30: Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one, before We tore them apart? We made every living thing from water. Then, will they not believe? (S. V. Ahamed)

Do the infidels who deny Allah not see into the creation of the universe – the heavens and the earth! Both were one mass and We split them asunder and We made every living being dependent upon water.” (Al-Muntakhab)

Can you comprehend the utter foolishness of the question raised by Allah in this Qur’anic verse? Allah is asking: Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one, before We tore them apart?”  Is it really possible for the disbelievers to witness this phenomenon? Read the Qur’anic verse carefully once again. The whole strength of Allah’s argument that the disbelievers do not have any valid reason to deny him is based on his assumption that they were eye-witnesses of this phenomenon. Therefore, this Qur’anic verse is clearly presupposing that since the disbelievers had already witnessed this phenomenon of the heavens and the earth being joined together as one before they were subsequently separated by Allah, they have no excuse for not believing in him. Allah even seems to be perplexed as to why the disbelievers still do not believe in him even after having witnessed this clear evidence that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one before Allah tore them apart.”

For the disbelievers to “see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one before Allah tore them apart,” they have to actually witness the creation of the universe in stages. This means that the disbelievers must not only be present during the period when the heavens and the earth were joined together as one but these very same individuals must also live on to the time when the heavens and the earth were subsequently separated. Moreover, since mankind was not created before the creations of the physical heavens and the earth, it is absolutely impossible for the disbelievers to witness this phenomenon. As such, how could Allah then ask, “Will they not then believe?”

Had the Qur’an appealed to the visible creation to prove to the disbelievers the existence of an invisible Creator, there would be nothing to fault it. However, since it irrationally demands the disbelievers to believe in Allah on the strength of unseen evidences, it has shown itself to be a product of an ignorant deity. Can anything be more foolish than this? Can unseen evidences be used as evidences to prove anything? Can the existence of someone unseen be proven by evidences that are equally unseen?

Since the disbelievers did not see and could not have seen the heavens and the earth were joined together before Allah tore them apart,” then according to the very argument put forth in this Qur’anic verse, the disbelievers now have a legitimate reason not to believe in Allah. And so do you. Therefore, this Qur’anic verse is actually providing you with a solid reason not to believe in Allah. And this also means rejecting the religion he inspired. It was certainly foolish of Allah to ask:

Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one, before We tore them apart? Then, will they not believe?”

The questions raised by Allah are not only illogical but also grossly erroneous. If Allah cannot even ask the right questions, do you think he can give you the right answers? More importantly, can you trust him now with your eternal salvation? However, this absurdity in the Qur’an does not stop here. There is more to it. In fact, Allah contradicts himself. He contradicts the very words which he revealed in Surah 21:30. Now let us read the contradictory words of Allah in the following Qur’anic verse:

Surah 41:11: Then, He rose over the high heavens when it was smoke: And He said to it and to the earth: “You both come together, willingly or unwillingly.” They both said: “We do come together in willing obedience.” (Syed Vickar Ahamed)

The above Qur’anic verse clearly states that in the process of creation, the heavens and the earth initially existed separately until Allah called them to “come together.” So, were the heavens and the earth existing together as one before they were separated by Allah (Surah 21:30) or were they originally existing separately until Allah called them to come together (Surah 41:11)? This is just one out of the many contradictions we can find in the Qur’an. Now compare the foolishness of Allah with the wisdom of the true God. Jehovah God wisely used the visible to reason on matters that are invisible.

Hebrews 3:4: “Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.”

Using simple logic, the Bible reasons that just as a house cannot come into existence by itself without a builder (seen), neither can the universe come into existence by itself without a Creator (unseen). The visible to prove the invisible. In contrast, the Qur’an foolishly attempts to prove the invisible with the invisible. Worse still, the Qur’an demands the disbelievers to exercise faith in Allah on the basis of something that is logically impossible for them to perceive. Ironically, the very basis for demanding us to exercise faith in Allah has provided us with a valid reason not to believe in him. Allah simply cannot be the Creator.

Having laid the groundwork, we will now provide you with Twelve Reasons why it is wise for you to Leave Islam. Though some of the teachings may appear humorous or downright absurd, they are all based on the authentic teachings of Islam.

TWELVE REASONS FOR LEAVING ISLAM

  1. FAIRY TALES IN THE QUR’AN

There are many fascinating Fairy Tales in the Qur’an. One Fairy Tale that touched the hearts of many Muslims is the amazing story of “Muhammad’s Adventure of the Seven Heavens” on a flying steed. The Arabs affectionately refer to this adventurous journey of Muhammad as “Al-Miraj.” However, we will leave this intriguing tale for another time and focus on something closer to earth. We will focus on the amazing story of “Allah in Wonderland.” This story in the Qur’an has fascinated both children and adults alike through the ages. This Fairy Tale was dictated word for word by Allah in the 27th Surah of the Qur’an. We have divided this exciting story of “Allah in Wonderland” into two parts.

In Chapter One of “Allah in Wonderland,” the Qur’an introduces us to the army of King Solomon. Besides humans, this army includes Jinns and Birds. And to excite us even further, Allah also included the amazing character of the “Talking Ant” in this thrilling Fairy Tale. You will certainly be touched by the deep concern of this Ant who loving cautions others of any imminent danger. Read how this vigilant Ant warns her fellow-ants: “O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving.” Without further ado, let’s begin.

ALLAH IN WONDERLAND

Chapter One

Once upon a time…

Surah 27:17-19: There were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order; till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an Ant exclaimed: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving. And Solomon smiled, laughing at her speech, and said: My Lord, arouse me to be thankful for Thy favor wherewith Thou hast favored me and my parents, and to do good that shall be pleasing unto Thee. (Pickthall)

Many Muslims expressed their deep sentiment when this amazing story of the “Talking Ant” was recited to them. Some even shed tears. This story will be an interesting read if not for the claim that it was divinely inspired, word for word, by Allah. Now we have a problem. Communicating such as this is only possible when a species has considerable thinking power and intelligence. And to converse such sophisticated information to other ants would require a language system comparable to human intelligence.

Notice, this Ant could even distinguish between Solomon and his soldiers. It knows that one among them is special. And it knows his name is Solomon. This Ant even knows that Solomon is the commander of the armies since it uses the possessive pronoun, “his armies.” How did the Ant know all this? Was Solomon formally introduced to this Ant before? Now we have more than a Talking Ant. We have a Talking Ant with psychic powers. Furthermore, this Ant also knows the difference between intentional and unintentional behavior. It knows that Solomon’s armies will not crush the ants deliberately but may do so “unperceiving.” How did this Ant get all this information, as well as all the other details?

Also, how is it possible for Solomon to understand what the Ant was saying when ants do not have a spoken language. Even if Muslims were to claim that Solomon was gifted with miraculous perception of the speech of ants, it will still not be possible if there is no speech to perceive in the first place. But why spoil a good Fairy Tale with logical reasoning. We must admit that if not for the presence of the blood-spilling verses in the Qur’an, it would top Grimm’s Fairy Tales. It will be acclaimed as one of the best bedtime stories. If only Muslims are not blowing themselves up and killing us over these Fairy Tales, we can actually sit back and enjoy these amazing stories while sipping some coffee. Wait a minute, there is more!

In Chapter Two we will read about the amazing story of the “Talking Hoopoe Bird.” This fascinating Hoopoe not only praises and glorifies Allah but it could even recite the Islamic creed: “There is no god but Allah.” However, we are not told whether it was born in a Muslim family or converted to Islam at some later stage. We are also not told whether it was circumcised as required by Islam or not? Anyway, Allah knows best. This pious feathered Muslim tolerates no rivalry by those who worship others besides Allah. Having a solid foundation in the Scriptures of Islam, the Hoopoe understands that it is Shaitan who causes others to turn away from worshipping Allah.

Besides religious knowledge, this amazing Hoopoe also knows some geography. It knows the names of the countries it visits. However, as a regular in Solomon’s army, it is liable for punishment if it goes AWOL. It cannot risk flying from Jerusalem to Ethiopia without the official authorization of King Solomon. Rules are rules. Now read the amazing story of the Talking Hoopoe Bird.

ALLAH IN WONDERLAND

Chapter Two

Once upon a time…

Surah 27:20-30: Solomon reviewed the birds, and then said: How is it I see not the hoopoe or is it that he is of the absentees? I will most certainly punish him with a severe punishment, or kill him, or he shall bring to me a clear plea.

And he [the Hoopoe Bird] tarried not long, then said: I comprehend that which you do not comprehend and I have brought to you a sure information from Sheba. Surely I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given abundance and she has a mighty throne: I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the Shaitan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and thus turned them from the way, so they do not go aright. That they do not make obeisance to Allah, Who brings forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth and knows what you hide and what you make manifest: Allah, there is no god but He: He is the Lord of mighty power.

He [Solomon] said: We will see whether you have told the truth or whether you are of the liars: Take this my letter and hand it over to them, then turn away from them and see what answer they return.

She [Queen of Sheba] said: O chief! Surely an honorable letter has been delivered to me. Surely it is from Solomon and surely it is in the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. (Shakir)

Thanks to the missionary zeal of the Hoopoe, the Queen of Sheba finally submitted to Islam. She and Solomon lived happily ever after. The End.

If only the world was really made of fairy tales, this account would be truly inspirational. But it is not. Coming back to the real world, you will be surprised to learn that the Qur’an itself admits that those who knew Muhammad personally recognized the fact that he was slotting “fables” into the Qur’an. And these “fables” were familiar to them:

Surah 8:31: And when Our Revelation is recited to them they say, “We have heard all this before. We could say something like this if we wanted. This is nothing but ancient fables.” (A. Haleem)

Imagine, Muslims are willing to kill themselves and others over these Fairy Tales. Do you still believe that it is wise to remain in Islam? We will now move on to something even more amazing. Many, including Muslims, do not realize that Islam is well-known for the discovery of many outstanding scientific facts ahead of its time. Discovery Channel owes a great deal to Islam. Let us now consider a couple of these amazing discoveries.

  1. ASTOUNDING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES IN ISLAM

According to Muslims, many unknown scientific facts were revealed in the Scriptures of Islam. This includes both the Qur’an and the Hadiths. However, because of time and space constraint, we will discuss just two. We will begin by considering the amazing scientific discovery as to why we have severe heat in summer and bitter cold in winter.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 482:

Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hell Fire complained to its Lord saying, ‘O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.’ So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find in weather.”

Fortunately, we have the Prophet of Islam to enlighten us as to why we have severe heat in summer and bitter cold in winter. The complaint by Hell-fire to its Lord resulted in extremes of temperature for mankind. And guess who is the Lord of the Hell-fire? In Islam everything speaks. Hell-fire, birds, ants, stones, trees, rocks etc.

Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Volume 6, Book 46, Hadith 3624: 

The Prophet recalled an instance where a rock greeted him before his journey of Isra and Miraaj. He said, “Indeed in Makkah there is a rock that used to give me Salam during the night of my advent, and I know it even now.”

Today there are special institutions for those who make similar claims. Let us now consider the amazing scientific discovery of mountains in the sky:

Surah 24:4: Do you not see that God moves the clouds gently, brings them together, piles them up, and then you can see the rain coming from them. He sends down hailstones from the mountains in the sky. With them He strikes or protects from them whomever He wants. The lightening can almost take away the sight.

The above Qur’anic verse clearly ascribes the formation of hailstones to mountains in the sky. For the record, the formation of hailstones occurs in cumulonimbus clouds when powerful upward air currents raise water droplets to an altitude where they freeze. However, the Qur’an mistakenly ascribes the formation of hailstones to invisible mountains in the sky. We really do not know whether it was the desert heat or some desert weed that inspired such absurd teachings in the Qur’an. Can teachings such as these really come from the true God? Absolutely not! Is it really wise to remain in Islam? Absolutely not! Let us now move on to the warm subject of love. Does Allah love his creations?

(3) DOES ALLAH LOVE HIS CREATIONS?

While engaging in conversation with your Muslim friends, try asking the following simple questions. We have included the time-proven response of Muslims to these simple straightforward questions.

Did Allah create the universe and everything in it?

Muslim: “Of course!”

Does Allah love his creation that he has made?

Muslim: “Seventy times more than a mother.”

Does Allah love all his creations?

Muslim: “Yes. Most definitely!”

Does Allah love pigs?

Muslim: “Hmm…”

The reason why Muslims will not answer the final question is because they know it would lead to a contradiction. Islam teaches that when Jesus returns again, he will kill all the pigs.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Hadith Number 425:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya.”

Therefore, if they were to answer Yes, it begs the question, why then is Allah so determined to kill all the pigs if loves them? However, if their answer is No, then they would be contradicting their earlier conviction that Allah loves all his creations. Since Allah is supposed to love all his creations, does not this also include pigs?

All Muslims without exception believe that Allah created the pigs. If pigs are meant to be exterminated, why create them in the first place? Does not this obsession of Allah to kill all the pigs prove that he had made a mistake in creating these poor creatures? Is Allah desperately trying to rectify his error? Of course, we do not believe that Allah created anything. We are using this argument just to prove the absurdity of the Muslim position. Do you think it is still wise for you to remain in Islam? We will now move on to something more serious. Many do not realize that Islam has two gods.

(4) THE TWO GODS OF ISLAM

When a Muslim is engaged in prayer (salat), it is forbidden for him to respond to anyone who interrupts his prayer. Muslims, out of respect for Allah, will not interrupt a fellow-Muslim while he is praying. However, Muhammad is an exception to this rule. He tells Muslims that even if they are performing prayers to Allah, they must respond to him when he calls them. Muhammad invoked Surah 8:24 to justify his case.

Surah 8:24:“O you who believe! Answer the call of Allah and His Apostle when he calls you to that which gives you life; and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered.” (Shakir)

Carefully consider now how the Prophet of Islam clearly clarified the meaning and the application of the above Qur’anic verse.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 226:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Mualla: While I was praying, the Prophet passed by and called me, but I did not go to him till I had finished my prayer. When I went to him, he said, “What prevented you from coming?” I said, “I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t Allah say” “O you who believe Give your response to Allah and to His Apostle.” (Surah 8:24)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 1:

Narrated Abu Said bin Al-Mu’alla: While I was praying in the Mosque, Allah’s Apostle called me but I did not respond to him. Later I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t Allah say – Give your response to Allah (by obeying Him) and to His Apostle when he calls you.” (Surah 8:24)

This proves that Muslims are required to honor Muhammad above Allah. Why do we say that? One the surface it may appear that Muhammad was only demanding the recognition of his right to interrupt the prayers of Muslims. However, there is more to this. It is important to note that each time Muhammad interrupts the prayer of a Muslim, he simultaneously interrupts Allah from receiving the prayer of that Muslim. This means that Muhammad has the authority to interrupt even Allah from receiving the prayers of his worshippers. Between Allah and Muhammad, Muslims are specifically commanded to give their priority to Muhammad even when it involves something as sacred as their worship of Allah. Is this not a subtle form of polytheism? Does not this exalt Muhammad to a position equal or even greater than Allah?

The Shahada is the Islamic profession of faith. It is the first and most important of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a testimony of the Islamic Faith which declares: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Anyone who does not recite the Shahada is not a Muslim.  However, a Muslim cannot be a Muslim by invoking the name of Allah only when reciting the Shahada. For his Shahada to be legitimate, it is absolutely necessary for the Muslim to include the name of Muhammad. Believing in Allah alone is not enough to be a Muslim. A Muslim must also believe in Muhammad:

Surah 49:15: The believers are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger. (Shakir)

Believing only in the teachings of Allah with the exclusion of the teachings of Muhammad will result in the loss of many essential details that are vital for the salvation of Muslims. This is because the Qur’an does not possess all the regulations that are required of a Muslim to live out his faith. Therefore, a devout Muslim must also know and obey the Sunnah (sayings and deeds) of Muhammad in order to follow Islam. In fact, a Muslim cannot attain Paradise if he does not believe in the Sunnah of Muhammad. Thus the teachings of Muhammad are elevated to the same intensity as the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. To escape the fires of Hell, a Muslim must obey both Allah and Muhammad.

Surah 4:14: And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and goes beyond His limits, He will cause him to enter fire to abide in it, and he shall have an abasing chastisement. (Shakir)

Of course, Muslims will strongly deny the fact that in essence they are rendering worship to Muhammad. However, the reality belies their claim. In actual practice, Muslims merge the words of Allah with the words of a man. And by recognizing them both as equally binding for their salvation, Muslims elevate Muhammad to the status of Allah. If the teachings of Muhammad are recorded in the Qur’an, then there is no valid reason to object. However, since his teachings are not included in the Qur’an, it proves that Muslims are actually submitting to teachings which are based on two different sources. The two sources are the Qur’an and the Hadith. Of course, Muslims will object by saying that these two teachings actually complement each other. Really?

It may surprise you to learn that in specific instances, the teachings of Muhammad have precedence over the teachings of Allah when they differ with one other. Take for example, the number of times a Muslim has to pray daily. The Qur’an outlines only three daily prayers for Muslims. However, Muhammad changed that to five daily prayers in the Hadith. Thus, his teachings in the Hadith supersede the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. Today, Muslims all over the world pray five times daily. Muhammad contradicted the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an and came off victories.

Two gods is one too many. It is clearly polytheism. Do you still believe it is wise to remain in Islam? Having discussed prayer interruptus by Muhammad, let us now consider his moral character in comparison to another great Prophet of God.

(5) THE MURDER OF A PREGNANT MOTHER

Islam stands and falls on the character of Muhammad. As Islam’s lone prophet, the validity of Islam is very much dependent on the moral standing of Muhammad. This means that if Muhammad’s reputation is called into question, then Islam self-destructs. Ironically, evidences from Islamic sources themselves disqualify him as a true prophet of God. For the sake of your own eternal salvation, it would be prudent to confront and analyze the issues involving Muhammad’s moral character. Let us now consider an experience that occurred in the lifetime of Muhammad. The following tragic account testifies that Muhammad approved the killing of a pregnant mother when he learnt that she had criticized him.

Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Hadith Number 4348:

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet was informed about it.

He assembled the people and said: I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up. Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up. He sat before the Prophet and said: Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.

What cruelty! What injustice! Does not the murder of a child and a mother matter to the Prophet of Islam? Muhammad unjustly approved the killing of a pregnant mother and her unborn child just because the murderer said that she had insulted the Prophet of Islam. Will a true Prophet of God condone the cold-blooded murder of a mother and her child? Does not the murder of an innocent child matter to him? A double murder has been committed and Muhammad did not even investigate to ascertain whether this murderer was lying to escape punishment. Muhammad’s verdict was based solely on the murderer’s word. Muhammad set an evil precedent. Muslims will now find it justifiable to kill anyone who insults their Prophet. And Muslims are doing just that.

Now compare how Jesus responded under an even more serious crime committed against him. Observe how he reacted towards those who came to arrest him, which resulted in his death by execution. Take note of the contrast between the malicious hatred of Muhammad and the outstanding quality of love displayed by Jesus. When a great crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests came to arrest Jesus, one of his disciples came forward to defend him. Follow now this account in the Bible:

Matthew 26:51: With that, one of the companions of Jesus drew out his sword and struck the slave of the high priest and took off his ear.

How did Jesus react?

Matthew 26:52-53: Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword.

Jesus did not condone the violent action of his disciple just because it was carried out to protect him. In fact, he rebuked the disciple for his rash action. More than that, he lovingly healed the injured ear of the very man who came along with those who wanted to arrest him. Such is the love of Jesus Christ. Imagine how strongly Jesus would have reacted if his disciple had instead killed that man. If Jesus did not even approve the injuring of that man, would he condone the murdering of him? Never!

Luke 22:51: “And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.”

These are the hallmarks of a true Prophet of God. By his very example, Jesus taught Christians the surpassing way of love. And by his very example, Muhammad taught Muslims to hate and kill all those who criticize Islam. There’s none so blind as those who will not see. The evidences presented here should be sufficient for you to make the correct decision. It should move you to leave this cult of death. We will now move on from murder to thievery. This should provide you with another compelling reason to leave Islam.

(6) ALLAH BABA AND THE PROPHET THIEF

Many are familiar with the well-known Arabic fiction: “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” However, they are unaware of an even more amazing story in the Qur’an. This story is based on the true-life account of Allah Baba and the Prophet Thief. This story has its historical setting in the 8th Surah of the Qur’an. The 8th Surah is also known as “Al-Anfal” in Arabic. “Al-Anfal” means “The Spoils of War.” We will begin by considering the historical background of this story in the Qur’an.

Before the dawn of Islam, the different primitive tribes of Arabia raided and plundered one another. The more savage of the tribes also enslaved the wives and children of the vanquished. Women were often raped and the children were either enslaved or sold. Raiding and looting was a way of life for these savages. However, for four months during the year, they abstained from fighting when warfare was considered as sacrilege. This observation of the “Sacred Months” was incorporated into the teachings of the Qur’an. You can find a reference to the “Sacred Months” in Surah 9:5.

The Beginning of Banditry

When Muhammad migrated to Medina, his followers were mostly slaves and estranged youths. They were destitute. To ensure that his followers remain within the fold of his newly found religion, Muhammad encouraged them to raid caravans and villages for their livelihood. The morality of the Arabs was so low that no one objected to a “Prophet of God” engaging in thievery. On the contrary, they attributed Muhammad’s successful looting to divine intervention. Primitive people believed that might is right. And Allah Baba promised Muslims with much wealth through plunder. Two different translations of the following Qur’anic verses are provided below:

Surah 48:19-20: And much booty that they will capture. Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men’s hands from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He may guide you on a right path. (Pickthall)

And abundant spoils that they will capture. And Allah is ever All-Mighty, All-Wise. Allah has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has hastened for you this, and He has restrained the hands of men from you, that it may be a Sign for the believers, and that He may guide you to a Straight Path. (Hilali-Khan)

The sole reason why Allah Baba inspired the above Qur’anic verses is simply to incite the Muslims to steal from others. Read the above Qur’anic verses carefully once again. It clearly teaches that the ensuing success of the robbery with the divine support of Allah is “a Sign for the believers.” And robbery is one way by which Allah Baba guides the Muslims to the “Straight Path.” These Qur’anic verses reveal who Allah really is. He simply cannot be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. When Jehovah God gave the Ten Commandment to the ancient nation of Israel, he stated the following:

Exodus 20:15: “You must not steal.”

While Allah encourages thievery, Jehovah strictly commanded his worshippers to abstain from this degrading practice. We also learn a great deal about the moral integrity of the people who embraced Islam during the time of Muhammad. They were attracted not to an honest man but to a bandit who attacked and plundered the wealth of innocent people. Thus, began the great saga of Allah Baba and the Prophet Thief. Let us consider now the historical records of Al-Tabari, the renowned Muslim historian.

Al-Tabari, Volume 7, page 29:

Abu Sufyan came from Syria at the head of nearly seventy horsemen from all the clans of Quraysh.  They had been trading in Syria and they all came together with their money and their merchandise.  The Messenger of God and his companions were informed about them.  

Subsequently Abu Sufyan and the horse men of Quraysh who were with him returned from Syria, following the coastal road.  When the Messenger of God heard about them he called together his companions and told them of the wealth they had with them and the fewness of their numbers. The Muslims set out with no other object that Abu Sufyan and the horsemen with him.  

When Abu Sufyan heard that the companions of the messenger of God were on their way to intercept him, he sent to Quraysh saying, “Muhammad and his companions are going to intercept your caravan, so protect your merchandise.” (Only the relevant quote is cited in the above narrative)

The Prophet Thief first started his banditry by raiding the caravans belonging to the Merchants of Mecca. Then he moved on to expel the Jews of Medina and looted their belongings. He massacred hundreds of them and enslaved their women and children. Amazingly, his followers could not see this as something evil. The more successful he was in his raids, the more popular he became. Even his foes began to join him. Can you believe Allah Baba even inspired a Qur’anic verse to clarify how the stolen property should be divided?

Surah 8:1: They ask you about the spoils. Say: The spoils are for Allah and the Messenger. (Muhammad Taqi Usmani)

Here we find Allah Baba–whom Muslims believe is the sole Creator of the universe–claiming for himself a share of the stolen goods. Will the true God claim for himself a share in the stolen property of others? Absolutely not!

The first ever biography of Muhammad was written by Ibn Ishaq (704 C.E.-767 C.E.). This biography is known as Sirat Rasul Allah.” On p. 288, we find an interesting account relating to the dividing of the stolen booty after Allah Baba legalized robbery. Take note of the candid language used by this Historian:

Ishaq:288 “Allah divided the booty stolen from the first caravan after he made spoils permissible. He gave four-fifths to those He had allowed to take it and one-fifth to His Apostle.”

What is even more mind-boggling than the sanction of robbery in Islam is the decision by Muslims to still remain in this religion even after knowing the truth about criminal nature of Allah and his Prophet. Long before the Qur’an was revealed, the true God gave the following admonition:

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

Allah and Jehovah are not the same as some Muslims claim deceptively to gain converts. The teachings of Jehovah raise the moral values of his worshippers. In contrast, Allah debases the moral values of the Muslims by turning them into common thieves and criminals. Is it really wise to still remain in Islam?

Muslims consider Muhammad as the perfect example for mankind. In fact, they are commanded to emulate his conduct. Let us now consider how the amazing conduct and teachings of Muhammad transcends time and continents to influence Muslims all over the world–even today.

(7) THE SWAY OF MUHAMMAD ON MUSLIMS

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the supreme religious leader of the Republic of Iran (1979-1989). He was known for his outstanding ability at memorizing the Scriptures of Islam. Not only did he esteem the teachings of Muhammad but he also venerated the examples set by the Prophet of Islam. Therefore, to understand the teachings of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, we must first understand the moral values of the Prophet of Islam.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 15:

Narrated By ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said to me, “You have been shown to me twice in my dreams. A man was carrying you in a silken cloth and said to me, ‘This is your wife.’ I uncovered it; and behold, it was you. I said to myself, ‘If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.’”

Aisha was only a baby when Muhammad had this dream–twice. The Prophet of Islam was overcome by excitement when he was told: “This is your wife.” Notice his immediate response: “Behold, it was you.” Notice also the passionate cravings in the words he expressed: “If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.” To even think of a baby in terms of a wife is both disgusting and outrageous. If this is not a sexual-fantasy of Muhammad, then what is it? Muslims may argue that it was just a dream over which Muhammad had no control. Really? Now, let us measure this man in real life. Sadly for Muslims, Aisha was not the only child Muhammad had his eyes on. This sexual-predator also had his eyes on two other infants–in real life.

Ibn Ishaq: Suhayli, ii. 79:

In the riwaya of Yunus Ibn Ishaq it is recorded that the apostle saw her (Ummu’lFadl) when she was a baby crawling before him and said, ‘If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.’ But he died before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. ‘Abdu’l-Asad al-Makhzumi married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubab…” (A Translation of Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah by A. Guillaume)

Musnad Ahmad, Hadith Number 25636:

Muhammad saw Um Habiba the daughter of Abbas while she was fatim (age of nursing) and he said, “If she grows up while I am still alive, I will marry her.” (Source: Hadith.Al-Islam.com)

What kind of man would look at crawling babies and nursing infants and express his desire to marry them? What was on his mind when he spoke those words? Does not these accounts provide solid evidences to prove that Muhammad was attracted to the infants the very instant he laid his eyes on them? Otherwise, why would he express his desire to marry them? Here we have two instances besides Aisha where a man well over fifty had his eyes on two infants with marriage in view. Fortunately, these two infants escaped from this predator. Sadly for Aisha, she did not. Muhammad succeeded in marrying her when she was only six-years-old. He was fifty-one.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64:

Narrated By ‘Aisha: That the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

Having familiarized ourselves with the sexual fantasies and orientations of Muhammad, we can now better understand how a respected Muslim leader such as the late Ayatollah Khomeini can promote such debased immoral teachings as filthy the ones described below. The Grand Ayatollah of Shia Muslims made the following rulings in his official statements:

A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by Sharia). If the man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. It is better for a girl to marry when her menstruation starts, and at her husband’s house rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.”

In “Tahrirolvasyleh” (4th Volume) Khomeini defines “Thighing” as follows:

Thighing is a means for an adult male to enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her. It is not illegal for an adult male to ‘thigh’ or enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her.”

In “Tahrir Al wasila” (p. 241, Issue Number 12), Khomeini stated:

Young boys or girls in full sexual effervescence are kept from getting married before they reach the legal age of majority. This is against the intention of divine laws. Why should the marriage of pubescent girls and boys be forbidden because they are still minors, when they are allowed to listen to the radio and to sexually arousing music?” (Source: The Little Green Book, “Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini,” Bantam Books)

This is the fruitage that Muslims reap from the teachings and the conduct of Muhammad. What Muhammad taught in black and white, the Ayatollah presented it in colors. To say this is sickening is an understatement. Still, we are thankful to the Ayatollah for revealing without shame the true spirit of the morals of Islam. Do you honestly believe that it is still wise to remain in a religion as immoral as this? We will now move on to another amazing fact in Islam. One of the most obvious traits in Paganism is Superstition. Is this also true of Islam? Let’s find out!

(8) THE EVIL EYE

The “evil eye” is a look that is superstitiously believed in many cultures to have the power to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. It is a pagan superstition that had been around for centuries before the dawn of Islam. Like the pagans, Muhammad also believed in the influence of the “evil eye.” The “evil eye” is mentioned in the following Qur’anic verses:

Surah 68:51: When those who deny the truth hear the admonition, they would almost cause you to stumble with their evil eyes. And they say: “He is certainly mad.” (W. Khan)

Surah 113:1-5: Say: “I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn, From the evil of what He has created, And from the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes, And from the evil of those who blow on knots, And from the evil of the envious when he envies.” (Shakir)

Muhammad not only believed in the influence of the “evil eye” but he also sanctioned it in the teachings of Islam.

Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5426:

Abu Huraira reported so many Hadiths from Allah’s Messenger and he reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: The influence of an evil eye is a fact.

Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5427:

The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye.”

Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5450:

Umm Salama, the wife of Allah’s Apostle reported that Allah’s Messenger said to a small girl in the house of Umm Salama that he had been seeing on her face black stains and told her that it was due to the influence of an evil eye, and he asked that she should be cured with the help of incantation (hoping) that her face should become spotless.

Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn al-Arabi al-Maliki, the renowned master of Islamic Jurisprudence explained that it is in harmony with the will of Allah for the effects of the “evil eye” to befall a person. He stated that sometimes Allah creates harmful effects from the “evil eye” of the enviers. In fact, both ancient and contemporary scholars of Islam believe in the influence of the “evil eye.” When asked about the “evil eye,” they gave the following clarification:

The Arabic word al-‘ayn (translated as the evil eye) refers to when a person harms another with his eye. It starts when the person likes a thing, then his evil feelings affect it, by means of his repeated looking at the object of his jealousy. Allah commanded His Prophet Muhammad to seek refuge with Him from the envier (Surah 113:5)…The evil eye is like an arrow which comes from the soul of the one who envies and the one who puts the evil eye on another towards the one who is envied and on whom the evil eye is put.” (Islamic Scholars of the Standing Committee. Shaykh Muhammads Al-Munajjid, Islam Questions and Answers)

Most people are unaware of the amazing power of the human eye in Islam. They are unaware that according to Allah, the human eye is a deadly weapon in the arsenal of the envier. Just stare at your enemy enviously and let the “evil eye” do the rest. Let’s get back to sanity. As we can clearly see, Islam is deeply rooted in paganism. Therefore, to believe in Islam is to believe in paganism. As such, is it wise to remain in Islam? We will now move on to the amazing subject of procreation in Islam. Discover now the amazing secret how Allah forgot why he created the testicles.

(9) SEMEN (SPERM) PRODUCTION

Muslims often claim that the Qur’an is a scientific masterpiece. However, this scientific masterpiece states that the semen is formed between the ribs and the backbone.

Surah 86:5-7: Now let man but think from what he is created! He is created from a drop emitted – Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs. (Yusuf Ali)

If Allah is truly the Creator as Muslims claim, then this is a clear case of amnesia. Allah forgot why he created the testicles. Both sperm and male sex hormones are produced in two plum sized glands called the testes. The testes lie in a sac called the scrotum which hangs outside the body. This design helps to maintain a set temperature, slightly below body temperature, which is essential for the production of healthy sperm.

As unscientific as this teaching is, Muslims will nevertheless defend the absurdity of Allah no matter what. They will deny the facts to the point of even lying to themselves. A typical example of this can be seen when we encounter Muslims who adamantly claim that the earth is flat. They will blindly believe this just because the Qur’an says so. No amount of evidences can convince them otherwise. Even producing satellite images of the earth will not convince them to see the truth. They will say that this is a trick to erode their faith in Islam. Sheik Abdul Aziz Ibn Baaz, the late supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, made the following declaration officially:

The earth is flat. Whoever claims it is round is an atheist deserving of punishment.”
(“Muslim Edicts Take on New Force,” New York Times, February 12, 1995)

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz was in his time the highest Islamic authority in Saudi Arabia. He was without doubt a man of undeniable knowledge in both the Arabic language and the teachings of Islam. He was also a very dedicated Muslim. In 1993, he issued a fatwa saying: “The earth is flat and those Muslims who say otherwise contradict the Qur’anic teachings.

This is the tragedy of Islam. Do you think it is really wise to still remain in Islam? Having considered the teachings of Allah regarding semen production, let us now examine some of the teachings of his Prophet.

(10) THE AMAZING TEACHINGS OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM

The teachings of Muhammad are binding on all Muslims. In fact, to reject the teachings of Muhammad is to reject Islam. We will now consider some of the amazing teachings of Muhammad. In some mysterious way, Muhammad discovered the secret place where Jinns and Devils have their rendezvous. And he warns his faithful followers of the danger lurking in their homes.

Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0006:

Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam: The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: These privies are frequented by the jinns and devils. So when anyone amongst you goes there, he should say: “I seek refuge in Allah from the male and female devils.”

What is the purpose of these Jinns and Devils to visit the toilets of the Muslims? Is it to answer the call of nature or to spook the residence? The Prophet of Islam does not tell us why. Since these Jinns and Devils are invisible, do they really need the privacy? Also imagine the consequence of sharing these eerie teachings of Muhammad with our children. Will they dare visit the toilet alone after that? Let us now consider how the Jinns sought the help of Muhammad to prevent the Muslims from ruining their appetite.

Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 1, Hadith 0039:

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud: A deputation of the jinn came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: O Muhammad, forbid your community to clean themselves with a bone or dung or charcoal, for in them Allah has provided sustenance for us.  So the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade them to do so.

A delegation of Jinns entreated Muhammad to prohibit his followers from using “bone or dung or charcoal” to cleanse themselves after answering the call of nature. Why? It is because Allah has reserved the bones, dung and charcoal as sustenance for the Jinns. Following the visitation by the delegation of Jinns, Muhammad faithfully warned his followers.

Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 350:

Allah’s Messenger said: Do not cleanse yourself with dung or with bones for that is the food of your brothers from amongst the Jinn.

According to the Qur’an, Allah commanded the mighty Jinns to build castles and other majestic buildings for King Solomon. (Surah 34:12-13) Now picture these mighty Jinns eating dung during their work-break. Amazingly, these Jinns did not want their dung food to be contaminated by the dung of the Muslims. Even Jinns have their standard. Quite tellingly Muhammad also revealed that some Jinns are the brothers of the Muslims. Muslims and Jinns are kindred! This explains the carnage we are experiencing worldwide. As for Muhammad, he personally kept his promise to the Jinns.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 157:

Narrated Abu Huraira: I followed the Prophet while he was going out to answer the call of nature. He used not to look this way or that. So, when I approached near him he said to me, “Fetch for me some stones for cleaning the privates parts (or said something similar), and do not bring a bone or a piece of dung.” So I brought the stones in the corner of my garment and placed them by his side and I then went away from him. When he finished from answering the call of nature, he used them.

Muhammad used stones instead of dung or bones. But there is more! In Islam, cleansing oneself after defecating is not as simple as you may think. Precision is everything. It matters to Allah. Listen carefully to the stern warning of Muhammad.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 162:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Whoever performs ablution should clean his nose with water by putting the water in it and then blowing it out, and whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do it with odd number of stones.”

Jokes aside, what a weird and senseless teaching. Of course, Muslims will defend the absurdity of Muhammad no matter what. Therefore, do not be shocked if you hear one of the following counter-arguments from Muslim apologists to defend their Prophet:

Only a true prophet would have known that wiping with the wrong number of stones would adversely affect the eternal plans of Allah.

Even when it comes to cleansing himself after defecating, Muhammad was careful not to off-set the delicate balance of nature.

The Prophet of Islam was aware of the dangerous ripple effect on Muslims if they failed to use the prescribed number of stones to wipe themselves.

Muhammad knew that all it takes is just a teeny-weeny miscalculation of the number of stones for Shaitan to destroy the faith of the Muslims.

And their favorite concluding argument:

Allah knows best.”

Why must it be an odd number of stones? The difference between odd and even is just a single stone. Therefore, in what way will the adding or the subtracting of a single stone affect the salvation of Muslims, especially when its purpose is just to clean one’s private parts? This teaching of Muhammad does not make any sense at all unless we view it in the light of the pagan practice of numerology. Numerology is the science of the occult and it is associated with astrology and divination. The practice of numerology was prevalent among the pre-Islamic tribes of Arabia. And Islamic sources themselves acknowledge that Muhammad was a pagan before his calling as a Prophet of Islam. This clearly proves that the teachings of paganism still had a strong influence on him. He could not break free from the superstitious beliefs of the pagans.

Even though Muslims pride themselves that Islam is an Abrahamic religion, they fail to see that their Prophet was extremely superstitious. Superstition and the fear of the unknown influenced many of his teachings. Exercising faith in the God of Abraham means the breaking free from all forms of superstition. However, Muhammad held on to the beliefs of the pre-Islamic pagans. In fact, the claim for the miraculous nature of the Qur’an by some prominent Muslim scholars is based on the concept of numerology.

Speaking of stones, Islam is the only religion where its devotees after kissing a stone, pick up stones to stone a stone representing the devil. Another odd thing about Muhammad is that he even believed that Jinns could transform themselves into snakes.

Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5236:

Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri: “…He then came back and told us that he heard AbuSa’id al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: Some snakes are jinn; so when anyone sees one of them in his house, he should give it a warning three times. If it return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.”

It’s time to call it quits before we too start looking for an odd number of stones. We can go on citing many more examples of such absurd teachings of Muhammad. But we believe this is sufficient. It is either all or nothing. If you accept Islam as true, then you must also accept all these absurdities that go along with it as true. And the cost is your salvation. As such, do you think it is still wise to remain in Islam?

Muslims so very often boast that the entire world of Islam is unified as a single community. By this they mean that Islam is not divided into various sects like the denominations of Christendom. Is this true? Let’s find out.

(11) UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED

The first centuries of Islam gave rise to three major sects–the Sunnis, Shias and the Kharijites. Today the split is so extensive that no single sect within Islam truly represents the religion launched by Muhammad fourteen hundred years ago. For instance, the Sunnis consider all Shias as infidels. And the Shias label Sunnis as betrayers of Islam for rejecting the lineage rights of Muhammad’s household. While Shiite Islam is fractured into no less than a hundred different sects, the divisions in Sunni Islam are far more extensive.

The Qur’an’s lack of clarity has resulted in numerous interpretations of its verses. Consequently, there are now more than 200 Islamic sects and hundreds of sub-sects in the Muslim world today. Ask ten Muslims and you could possibly get ten different interpretations of a single verse from the Qur’an. Some Muslims are now proposing an innovative understanding of the Qur’an. What they are proposing is really a whitewashing of the violent verses of the Qur’an.

Even during the time of Muhammad, signs of cracks began appearing within the early Muslim community. Based on these developing evidences, Muhammad could foresee the fragmentation of his community after his departure. He warned the Muslims of this inevitable outcome in Islam. However, since he was not a true prophet, he got the figures wrong. Read on to find out what we mean by this.

Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 171:

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr: Allah’s Messenger said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra’il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah one who will do that, and if the people of Isra’il were fragmented into seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: Allah’s Messenger, which is that? Whereupon he said: It is one to which I and my companions belong.

As a Muslim, you should be deeply concerned whether the sect you belong to is really the right one. What are your chances of salvation when the odd is one against seventy-three? Is it Sunni? Or is it Shia? Or Salafi? Or Sufi? Or…? However, it gets worse. There are currently more than seventy-three sects in Islam today and the numbers keep growing. Not only does this prove that Muhammad was absolutely wrong about the figures but it also highlights the increasing danger of individual Muslims regarding their salvation. According to Muhammad, only one sect will go to Paradise. As for the rest, they will spend their eternity in Hell. The problem for Muslims is that every sect claims to be right one. What if the sect which has less than a million members is the right one?

Many are unaware of the fact that the history of Islam began amidst a violent and disunited community. Since Muhammad died suddenly without naming a successor, there was confusion among the early followers of Islam. They were divided in their choice as to who is rightly qualified to guide the newly founded Muslim community. The thorny issue of successorship resurfaced time and again. As a result, Muslims were not only divided but they also killed one another in rivalry. Islamic history records the following shocking fact:

Umar, the Second Caliph of Islam was assassinated in 644 CE.

Uthman, the Third Caliph of Islam was murdered in 656 CE.

Ali b. Abi Talib, the Fourth Caliph of Islam was murdered in 66I CE.

Within a short span of just seventeen years, three successive Caliphs were murdered at the hands of Muslims themselves. In fact, the division of Islam into two main sects–the Shia and the Sunnithat we see today is directly linked to the issue of successorship which emerged immediately after the death of Muhammad. As we can see, Islam is not unified as Muslims claim.  There are divisions among its ranks, and even those divisions have their sub-divisions.  Ironically the Qur’an warns Muslims against developing such divisions among themselves. What good is this warning when according to the Prophet of Islam it is an inevitable outcome? If Islam is not divided, then Muhammad is wrong. If it is divided, then you have a problem.

The language of the Quran is so confusing that not only are Muslims divided into conflicting sects but they are also blowing each other up to smithereens. Today the cry of “Allahu Akbar” creates fear and panic. So much for the claim of unity. Do you think it is really wise to remain in a religion as divided as this?

Islam plagiarized many true life stories from the Bible. However, Muhammad got carried away when recounting these stories. One such story concerns the prophet Jonah.

(12) THE AMAZING LAWS OF NATURE IN ISLAM

We will now read about the amazing laws of nature in Islam:

Surah 37:143-144: “Had it not been that he repented and glorified God, He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.” (Yusuf Ali)

According to teachings of Islam, the Day of Resurrection or Qiyamah will occur at the time of the end. Therefore, this Qur’anic verse is saying, had Jonah failed to glorify Allah in the belly of the Fish, he would have stayed there until the time of the end. Can this really be true?

For Jonah to remain in its belly until the time of the end, the Fish must survive until the time of the end. The life of all creatures including that of Jonah and the Fish has their limitations. We know that even by now–long before the time of the end–both Jonah and the Fish have decayed and disintegrated into oblivion. Is Allah expecting Jonah and the Fish to live for thousands of years until the time of the end? If fishes only knew about this Islamic secret of longevity, they would be fond of prophets.

Does the food that we ate last week, still remain in our stomach today? Will it remain in our stomach until Judgment Day? Does not Allah know the simple laws of digestion and excretion? It would simply be impossible for the true God to inspire a verse such as this. This leads to only one obvious conclusion. The above Qur’anic verse could not have been inspired by the true God.

However, there is more. In fact, the very suggestion of Allah in Surah 37:143-144 contradicts his other teachings in the Qur’an. Surah 37:143-144 actually exposes the existence of internal contradictions within the Qur’an. For example, the following Qur’anic verse clearly shows that it was never the intention of Allah to preserve anyone alive beyond their normal life expectancy until the Day of Resurrection:

Surah 21:35: Every Soul-no exception-shall taste death. (Al-Muntakhab)

Additionally the Qur’an also teaches that everyone–including those who worship Allah–will be taken to Hell. However, those who are counted worthy for Paradise will be released from Hell but only on the Day of Resurrection. Until then, they will remain in Hell:

Surah 19:71: “It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to Hell.” (Sarwar)

Therefore, the very suggestion in Surah 37:143-144 that an unrepentant Jonah would remain in the Fish until the Day of Resurrection contradicts and invalidates the teachings of Allah in the above Qur’anic verse. As we have noted, the Qur’an teaches that “every one” will die. And the Qur’an also teaches that “every one” will be taken to Hell and will remain there until the Day of Resurrection. Since the Qur’an teaches that every one without exception will die, it would be impossible for Jonah to remain in the Fish without dying until the Day of Resurrection. And since the Qur’an also teaches that every one will be taken to Hell, it would be impossible for Jonah to remain in the Fish until the Day of Resurrection. How are Muslims gong to reconcile these contradictions in the Qur’an? Muslims have a choice to make here. They have to either believe that Allah makes silly mistakes or accept the fact that Muhammad was faking inspiration.

The dilemma for Muslims is that if they accept Surah 37:143-144 as the inspired words of Allah, then they have to accept the fact that Allah contradicts himself in the Qur’an. The alternative is equally damaging for them. The alternative is to accept that Muhammad got carried away when narrating the account of Jonah to his contemporaries. It cannot be both ways. It takes just one lie to prove the Qur’an wrong. And we have just seen one. Is it still wise to remain in Islam?

CONCLUSION

The above list is not exhaustive. There are still many more amazing facts in Islam to literally drive you crazy. In conclusion, we want to lovingly caution our Muslim friends. No matter what you do–come rain or shine–do not take off your right shoe first.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 72, Hadith Number 747:

Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “If you want to put on your shoes, put on the right shoe first; and if you want to take them off, take the left one first. Let the right shoe be the first to be put on and the last to be taken off.”

The Prophet of Islam did not reveal the rationale behind this teaching. Maybe, just maybe, he wants to try his hand as a stand-up comedian. Let’s give him a round of well-deserved applause! Well, do you still believe that Islam can guide you to salvation? Long before the arrival of Islam, the Holy Bible warned:

Proverbs 14:7: Stay away from the foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.

And

2 Timothy 4:3-4: For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.

Having said this, we sincerely hope that you will find the courage to examine the teachings of Islam objectively. We also hope that you will search for the true God. In fact, he is near to all those who sincerely seek him:

Isaiah 55:6: Search for Jehovah while he may be found. Call to him while he is near.

If you are a Muslim who is sincerely searching for the Truth, we warmly encourage you to begin your quest by reading just Three Chapters from the Gospel of Matthew. Please read Chapters 5-7. You will get a taste of the true teachings of the true God.

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SURAH 9:111 – THE SOURCE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM

SURAH 9:111 – THE SOURCE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM

In recent times, we have witnessed an alarming increase in the number of terror attacks worldwide by Islamic terrorists. And these attacks continue unabated. These acts of terrorism may appear unstoppable. While it is true that we may not have the power to control the wind, we still have within our hands the power to control the sails. What do we mean by this? It means that we have within us the power to do something to overcome this scourge. We can learn how to help sincere Muslims leave this cult of death. Someone once made this profound remark: “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.” We hope this article will encourage you to take up this challenge.

It may come as a surprise for many to learn that the very first casualties of Islamic terrorism are the terrorists themselves. We are not saying this to condone or to absolve the culpability of the terrorists who commit these evil crimes in the name of Allah. We are stating this to highlight the fact that behind these calculated killings there is a more sinister force at work. For example, a person with a severe virus may run a high fever. While the fever itself can be quite a grave problem, it is merely a symptom of an unseen destructive disease at work.  The acts of terrorism that we are witnessing worldwide are merely the external symptoms of a more destructive disease at work.

Muslim terrorists are indoctrinated by an evil ideology. This evil ideology is indoctrinated with such precision and efficiency that in most cases there is no turning back to sanity. Therefore, any terrorism prevention effort must begin with a clear understanding of what motivates the terrorists and transforms them to become mindless killers. Unless a physician can identify the disease, it will be impossible to cure the patient. It is futile to treat the symptom and not the disease. Worse still, if you cannot even name your enemy, how can you defeat them?

Well, what motivates Muslims to become terrorists? Is Islam the cause? More specifically, is the Qur’an in anyway responsible for the Islamic terrorism we are now witnessing worldwide? The answers to these questions are obvious. It is time to stop deceiving ourselves. It is time to name the enemy. To win the war against terrorism, it is crucial to identify the foe. It is crucial to know what motivates the terrorists. With an exception of a rare few, most leaders of the free-world deliberately choose to evade the issue. While knowing that Islamic terrorism is religiously motivated, they find it a taboo to say it openly.

In Islam, it is not how one lives that guarantees salvation, but how one dies. To die while fighting for the cause of Allah is the only sure way for Muslims to reserve a place in Paradise. It’s true that not all terrorists carry out their evil crime through suicide. However, this does not mean that they are not prepared to die for the cause of Allah. The only thing that stands in their way to sacrifice their lives immediately is the overpowering desire to carry out more attacks before they give up their lives. The violent slaughter through suicide by Muslim terrorists is rooted deeply in the teachings of the Qur’an. The following Qur’anic verses will attest to this indisputable truth:

Surah 2:207: And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 4:74: So let those who trade the life of this world for the Hereafter fight in Allah’s cause. Whoever fights in Allah’s cause, whether he is killed or victorious, We will grant him a tremendous reward. (Ali Unal)

Surah 9:111: Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.” (Yusuf Ali)

All the above Qur’anic verses clearly teach that Allah rewards the Muslims who “slay and are slain” for the cause of Islam. Let us now consider another interesting verse in the Quran:

Surah 17:33: “And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right.” (U. Muhammad)

Surah 17:33 is one the most important Qur’anic verses in the terror manual of Muslims. This Qur’anic verse not only justifies the sacrificial death of the terrorist but also the unintentional killing of other Muslims in the process. Since the goal of the Muslim terrorists is to defeat the infidels at all cost, they believe that the end justifies the means. Therefore, it is the “right” of the Jihadists to inflict collateral damage, even when it involves the lives of fellow-Muslims in order to establish the Caliphate. It must be remembered that it is not the objective of the suicide killers to simply die for the sake of Allah but to eliminate the enemies of Islam in the process. And this means exterminating all non-Muslims:

Surah 9:29: Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth. (Shakir)

Read the above Qur’anic verse carefully. It does not say fight those who attack or oppress you. No, it clearly states fight those who do not believe in Allah nor follow the religion of truth, which is Islam. This simply means fight all those who are not Muslims. Not because they are attacking the Muslims but for not accepting Islam.

In the mathematics of Islamic terror, one of the most effective ways to kill the enemies of Islam is through suicide. This is because the victims are often unaware of the presence of death in their very midst until it is too late for them. The terrorists accept their own death as a necessary sacrifice. Islam rewards these suicide killers not simply for dying, but for dying as a means of killing for Allah. They are honored as martyrs because they died in the struggle against the infidel enemies of Islam.

THE BARGAIN OF ALLAH

Islam teaches that all Muslims–including pious ones –will spend a waiting-period in Hell before their entry into Paradise. However, the release from Hell and the subsequent entry into Paradise will only take place on the Day of Resurrection during the time of the end. As for the unfaithful Muslims, they will be left behind in Hell. Therefore, the rescue of the faithful ones from Hell will occur only during the time of the end. Unbelievable as it may seem, Islam teaches that until then, all Muslims will burn and taste the fires of Hell:

Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0349:

“They (the angels) would recognise them in the Fire by the marks of prostration, for Hell-fire will devour everything (limb) of the sons of Adam except the marks of prostration. Allah has forbidden the fire to consume the marks of prostration. They will be taken out of the Fire having been burnt, and the water of life would be poured over them, and they will sprout as seed does in the silt carried by flood.

Well, does the Qur’an support the above teaching that all Muslims will taste the fires of Hell? Sadly for Muslims, it does. Provided below are two different translations of the Qur’anic verses which clearly teach that all Muslims, without exception, will descend into Hell:

Surah 19:70-71: “We best know which of them are more worthy to be burned therein. There shall be none of you but shall descend into the same hell: This is an established decree upon thy Lord.” (Sale)

We know best who deserves greater suffering in hell fire. It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to hell. (M. Sarwar)

Since it is an inevitable decree for all Muslims to spend an unspecified period of time in Hell before reaching Paradise, Allah made a bargain with Muslims. He told them if they die fighting for his cause, he will forgive their sins and save them from the “painful punishment” of Hell-fire. In other words, they can avoid the destiny of Hell-fire. Paradise will be instant for those who die fighting for Allah. We will now look into this bargain of Allah:

Surah 9:111: Allah has verily bought the souls and possessions of the faithful in exchange for a promise of Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, and kill and are killed. This is a promise incumbent on Him, as in the Torah, so the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is more true to his promise than Allah? So rejoice at the bargain you have made with Him; for this will be triumph supreme. (Ahmed Ali)

We find a similar bargain in another Qur’anic verse:

Surah 61:10-13: O you who have faith! Shall I show you a deal that will deliver you from a painful punishment? Have faith in Allah and His Apostle, and wage jihad in the way of Allah with your possessions and your persons. That is better for you, should you know. He shall forgive you your sins and admit you into gardens with streams running in them, and into good dwellings in the Gardens of Eden. That is the great success. (Ali Quli Qara’i)

The above Qur’anic verses were written in the historical context of the Battle of Uhud (625 C.E.). It is important to note that the original Arabic term “jihad” appears in these Qur’anic verses. Till today, Muslim suicide killers are motivated by this murderous bargain of Allah. Allah’s bargain is still in force in the Qur’an today. Islam guarantees a place in Paradise for these murderous terrorists who die fighting for Allah. He who gives his life for the Islamic cause will have his sins forgiven and a place reserved in Paradise. The following Hadiths show that the aspirations of Muslims have not changed from the time of Muhammad till today.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 377:

Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: On the day of the battle of Uhud, a man came to the Prophet and said, “Can you tell me where I will be if I should get martyred?” The Prophet replied, “In Paradise.” The man threw away some dates he was carrying in his hand, and fought till he was martyred.

Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith Number 4681:

The tradition has been narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Qais. He heard it from his father who, while facing the enemy, reported that the Messenger of Allah said: Surely, the gates of Paradise are under the shadows of the swords. A man in a shabby condition got up and said; Abu Musa, did you hear the Messenger of Allah say this? He said: Yes. The narrator said: He returned to his friends and said: I greet you a farewell greeting. Then he broke the sheath of his sword, threw it away, advanced with his naked sword towards the enemy and fought them with it until he was slain.

The following Qur’anic verse clearly proves that to believe in the religion of Muhammad means fighting for the cause of Allah. And fighting for the cause of Allah means killing the unbelievers. Islam and violence are inseparable:

Surah 9:88: “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are all good things: and it is they who will prosper.” (Yusuf Ali)

REWARD FOR MURDER

To entice Muslims to die fighting for the cause of Allah, the Qur’an paints a picture of a sensuous Paradise that makes it absolutely difficult for lustful men to resist. The promise of instant gratification with a multiple of sexual partners immediately upon death ensured a steady flow of eager Jihadists willing to blow themselves up. The following Qur’anic verses reveal the incentives that are in store for those who die fighting for Allah. Though all pious Muslims will eventually inherit the sexual-pleasures of Paradise, the suicide killers of Islam will receive their reward instantly upon their death:

Surah 44:54: “So; and We shall join them to fair women with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes. There can they call for every kind of fruit in peace and security; Nor will they there taste Death, except the first death; and He will preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire.” (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 52:20: “They will recline with ease on Thrones of dignity arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.” (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 56:34-36: “And raised couches, Lo! We have created them a (new) creation And made them virgins Lovers, friends For those on the right hand.” (Pickthall)

The Hadiths also mention the rewards that Allah has in store for the suicide killers of Islam in Paradise.

Sunan al-Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 3834: 

Narrated by Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “The martyr receives six good things from Allah: he is forgiven at the first shedding of his blood; he is shown his abode in Paradise; he is preserved from the punishment in the grave; he is kept safe from the greatest terror; he has placed on his head the crown of honour, a ruby of which is better than the world and what it contains; he is married to seventy-two wives of the maidens with large dark eyes; and is made intercessor for seventy of his relatives.”

While pious Muslims will have to endure the fires of Hell while waiting for their reward, the suicide killers who had already sacrificed their lives for Allah are now in Paradise sexually enjoying their gifts of seventy-two virgins. This instant reward is what motivates Muslims to become terrorists. As for the innocent infidels who are murdered, Islam teaches that they are confined to the fires of Hell. Their greatest crime was to be born as infidels. Therefore, it is a sacred duty for Islamic terrorists to kill these infidels. All those who are ignorant of Islam, should pay careful attention to the sermons of the Egyptian-born British Cleric, Abu Hamza al-Masri. This is crucial because his views are highly esteemed and shared by all true Muslims. On the subject of killing non-Muslims, he stated:

Killing a Kafir who is fighting you is OK. Killing a Kafir for any reason, you can say, it is OK – even if there is no reason for it. You can poison, ambush and kill non-believers. You must have a stand with your heart, with your tongue, with your money, with your hand, with your sword, with your Kalashnikov. Don’t ask shall I do this, just do it.”

Many do not understand the reason for Islamic terrorism. They fail to understand that the root cause of Islamic terrorism is Islam itself. They fail to understand that Islamic terrorism is based on the religious teachings of the Qur’an and the Hadith. To solve the problem of terrorism, the ideology that creates terrorists must be destroyed. And we must expose the fact that this murderous ideology is based on the theology of Islam. It is time for us to learn the truth. It is time for us to wake up. The Russians have an interesting saying. It goes something like this: “Fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.” We will now consider the testimony of the late Osama bin Laden:

I am one of the servants of Allah.  We do our duty of fighting for the sake of the religion of Allah.  It is also our duty to send a call to all the people of the world to enjoy this great light and to embrace Islam and experience the happiness in Islam.  Our primary mission is nothing but the furthering of this religion.Osama bin Laden (May 1998)

And the furtherance of Islam means the killings of infidels. However, there is good news. Contrary to what is often believed, it is possible to lead Muslims to Christ. An increasing number of Muslims are already expressing their desire to become followers of Christ. They are discovering that the teachings of Christ are based on love. And these teachings are helping them to develop a loving relationship with the true God.

The Holy Bible is a powerful weapon in our spiritual warfare against the ideology of Islam. It is not simply for nothing that the Word of God is described as the “Sword of the Spirit.” Unlike the sword of Islam, it is not destructive. It saves lives. We should strive to wield it skillfully. A soldier can only be effective if he has practiced and learned how to use his weapon efficiently. It is the same with the use of the “Sword of the Spirit” in our spiritual warfare. When used effectively, the Bible’s message can free sincere Muslims from the murderous hatred indoctrinated into them by Islam:

2 Corinthians 10:4-5: For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ.

The single most important step to free Muslims from this cult of death is to first attain an accurate knowledge of the Bible ourselves. You will be shocked to learn as to what great lengths Muslim leaders go to suppress the knowledge of the Bible from reaching the Muslims. Why? Because it the only Book that can refute the teachings of the Qur’an and expose the lies of Islam. In conclusion, we will consider the words of the greatest man who ever walked the earth. We will consider the words of Jesus Christ:

Matthew 5:43-44: “You heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you.”

Jesus came with a message of salvation based on divine love. He was sent by his Father who is the originator of that love. Jehovah is the personification of love:

1 John 4:8: Whoever does not love has not come to know God, because God is love.

In contrast, Muhammad came with a message of murderous violence. He inspired his followers to murder and slaughter in the name of Allah. By his own admission, Muhammad was the first Islamic terrorist.

 Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:

Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihad)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror.”

Islam is a blood-thirsty religion which lives and grows by shedding blood. It needs blood to survive. And when the blood of infidels becomes scarce, Islam will turn against its own. And history validates this fact.

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THE TWO GODS OF ISLAM

THE TWO GODS OF ISLAM

Muslims often declare that Islam is a great monotheistic religion. Is this true? In this article we will prove why this claim is absolutely false. What is important is the fact that we will use sources from Islam itself to disprove their claim. We encourage both Muslims and non-Muslims to read this article carefully. We sincerely invite Muslims to refute the facts presented here.

When a Muslim is engaged in prayer (salat), it is forbidden for him to respond to anyone who interrupts his prayer. Muslims, out of respect for Allah, will not interrupt a fellow-Muslim while he is praying. However, Muhammad is an exception to this rule. He tells Muslims that even if they are performing prayers to Allah, they must respond to him when he calls them. Muhammad invoked Surah 8:24 to justify his case.

Surah 8:24: “O you who believe! Answer the call of Allah and His Apostle when he calls you to that which gives you life; and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered.” (Shakir)

Carefully consider now how the Prophet of Islam clarified the meaning and the application of the above Qur’anic verse.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 226:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Mualla: While I was praying, the Prophet passed by and called me, but I did not go to him till I had finished my prayer. When I went to him, he said, “What prevented you from coming?” I said, “I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t Allah say” “O you who believe Give your response to Allah and to His Apostle.” (Surah 8:24)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 1:

Narrated Abu Said bin Al-Mu’alla: While I was praying in the Mosque, Allah’s Apostle called me but I did not respond to him. Later I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t Allah say – Give your response to Allah (by obeying Him) and to His Apostle when he calls you.” (Surah 8:24)

This proves that Muslims are required to honor Muhammad above Allah. Why do we say that? One the surface it may appear that Muhammad was only demanding the recognition of his right to interrupt the prayers of Muslims. However, there is more to this. It is important to note that each time Muhammad interrupts the prayer of a Muslim, he simultaneously interrupts Allah from receiving the prayer of that Muslim. This means that Muhammad has the authority to interrupt even Allah from receiving the prayers of his worshipers. Between Allah and Muhammad, Muslims are specifically commanded to give their priority to Muhammad even when it involves something as sacred as their worship of Allah. Is this not a subtle form of polytheism? Does not this exalt Muhammad to a position equal or even greater than Allah?

The Shahada is the Islamic profession of faith. It is the first and most important of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a testimony of the Islamic Faith which declares: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Anyone who does not recite the Shahada is not a Muslim.  However, a Muslim cannot be a Muslim by invoking the name of Allah only when reciting the Shahada. For his Shahada to be legitimate, it is absolutely necessary for the Muslim to include the name of Muhammad. Believing in Allah alone is not enough to be a Muslim. A Muslim must also believe in Muhammad:

Surah 49:15: The believers are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger. (Shakir)

Believing only in the teachings of Allah with the exclusion of the teachings of Muhammad will result in the loss of many essential details that are vital for the salvation of Muslims. This is because the Qur’an does not contain all the regulations that are required of a Muslim to live out his faith. Therefore, a devout Muslim must also know and obey the Sunnah (sayings and deeds) of Muhammad in order to follow Islam. A Muslim cannot attain Paradise if he does not believe in the Sunnah of Muhammad. Thus, the teachings of Muhammad are elevated to the same intensity as the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. In fact, to escape the fires of Hell, a Muslim must obey both Allah and Muhammad.

Surah 4:14: And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and goes beyond His limits, He will cause him to enter fire to abide in it, and he shall have an abasing chastisement. (Shakir)

Of course, Muslims will strongly deny they are rendering worship to Muhammad. However, the reality belies their claim. In actual practice, Muslims merge the words of Allah with the words of a man. And by recognizing them both as equally binding for their salvation, Muslims elevate Muhammad to the status of Allah. If the teachings of Muhammad are recorded in the Qur’an, then there is no valid reason to object. However, since his teachings are not included in the Qur’an, it shows that Muslims are actually required to submit to teachings based on two different sources. The two sources are the Qur’an and the Hadith. Of course, Muslims will object by saying that these two teachings actually complement each other. Really?

It may surprise you to learn that in specific instances, the teachings of Muhammad have precedence over the teachings of Allah when they differ with one other. Take for example, the number of times a Muslim has to pray daily. The Qur’an outlines only three daily prayers for Muslims. However, Muhammad changed that to five daily prayers in the Hadith. Thus, his teachings in the Hadith supersede the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. Today, Muslims all over the world pray five times daily. Muhammad contradicted the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an and came off victories. Not only Muslims elevate the teachings of Muhammad above Allah but they also idolize the man himself. In the following Hadith, we can clearly see how Muslims idolize Muhammad:

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 171:

Narrated Ibn Sirrn: I said to ‘Ablda, “I have some of the hair of the Prophet which I got from Anas or from his family.” ‘Abida replied. “No doubt if I had a single hair of that it would have been dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it.” 

How can Muslims view a single shred of hair as more valuable than the entire earth and its contents? The veneration of relics is a common practice in paganism. If this is not idolatry, then what is it? Still not convinced? How about the next Hadith?

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 617:

Narrated Abu Musa: Then the prophet asked for a drinking bowl containing water and washed his hands and face in it, and then took a mouthful of water and threw it therein saying to us, ‘Drink some of it and pour some over your faces and chests and be happy at the good tidings.’”

Acts of devotion such as the ones displayed by Muslims towards Muhammad in the above Hadith are not only outright filthy but also idolatrous. The Holy Bible clearly warns against idolatry:

1 Corinthians 10:14: Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry.

Contrast now the arrogance of Muhammad with the humble attitude of Jesus Christ. As revealed, Muhammad not only washed his hands and face in the drinking bowl but after spitting a mouthful of water into it, instructed his followers to drink that filthy water. Now, why would Muhammad want his followers to do that? In contrast, Jesus washed the feet of his followers. The Bible tells us that during the festival of the Passover, Jesus got up from the meal and washed the feet of his disciples—an act that was usually performed by a servant. Jesus told his disciples: For I set the pattern for you, that just as I did to you, you should also do. If you know these things, happy you are if you do them.”John 13:1-17. This humble act left a lasting impression on his disciples.

Rendering worship to a person does not necessarily mean that it is confined only to the act of praying to that individual. There are many subtle forms of rendering worship to an individual or a thing. By their attitude and devotion towards Muhammad, Muslims actually render worship to their Prophet. Muslims have become so obsessed in their devotion to Muhammad that they actually deify him as god.  Two gods is one too many. It is clearly polytheism. The Muslim claim that Islam is strictly a monotheistic religion is simply not true.

A GOD WHO PRAYS

It may surprise many to learn that even the Qur’an admits that Allah prays. And it reveals that the very object of the prayers of Allah and his Angels is none other than Muhammad himself:

Surah 33:56: Surely Allah and His Angels shower Serenity (Literally: shower prayers) on the Prophet. O you who have believed, pray for benediction on him, and submit in full submission. (Muhammad Ghali)

The Arabic term used in Surah 33:56 is yusalloona.” As we can note, the above Muslim translator clearly understands the correct meaning of this Arabic term. He knows that it should be translated literally as “shower prayers.” As such, Surah 33:56 should read as follows: “Surely Allah and His Angels shower prayers on the Prophet.” Since he understands the accurate meaning of this Qur’anic verse perfectly well, then why does he not translate the correct reading right away? Why does he, instead, choose to reveal the correct meaning only in parenthesis?

This is because Muslim translators such as him and many others are horrified by the implications of this Qur’anic verse. As a result, they deliberately mistranslate this Qur’anic verse. Most of them translate the relevant portion as “Allah and his angels shower blessings on the prophet.” The problem for Muslims is that the Arabic word for “blessings” is “baarika.” And this term does not appear anywhere in this Qur’anic verse. The Arabic word used in Surah 33:56 is “yusalloona” which is a verbal form of the word “salat ” (singular) or salawat (plural). And “salat” means prayer or worship.

Therefore, the most obvious translation of Surah 33:56 involves Allah praying for Muhammad. This Qur’anic verse is absolutely damaging for Islam. The simple questions that we would like to ask Muslims is this: To whom is Allah praying to? Is he praying to himself? Or is there another deity above him to whom he supplicates. The very suggestion that God prays is preposterous. In fact, we are told in the Qur’an that not only Allah prays for Muhammad but he also prays for his worshippers. In view of its importance, we have provided three different translations of the following Qur’anic verse:

Surah 2:156-157: Who, when an affliction afflicts them, say, “Surely we belong to Allah, and surely to Him we are returning.” Upon those are the prayers (salawatun) from their Lord, and mercy; and those are they who are the right-guided. (Muhammad Ghali)

Who, in adversity say: “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.” On those will be prayers (salawatun) and mercy from their Lord, those are guided. (Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah)

Those who if a disaster or any other thing hated struck them they said: “We are to God, and we are to Him returning.” Those, on them are prayers (salawatun) from their Lord and a mercy, and those are the guided. (Samira)

The above Qur’anic verses are crystal clear. It simply states that the prayers of Allah are upon those who return to him during times of calamity. In conformity with the teachings of the Qur’an, the Hadith also supports the fact that Allah prays. We will consider two such Hadiths to prove our point. The Meadows of the Righteous (Arabic: Riyadh as-Salihin) is a compilation by renowned Muslim scholar, Al-Nawawi (1233–1277) from Damascus. It is a collection of important Qur’anic verses along with supplementary Hadiths to elucidate their true meaning. Al-Nawawi recorded the following under the heading, Book of Knowledge, 241. Chapter: The Excellence of Knowledge:

1387. Abu Umama reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah and His angels and the people of the heavens and the earth, even the ants in their rocks and the fish, pray for blessings on those who teach people good.” (At-Tirmidhi)

And:

2685. Abu Umamah al-Bahili narrated: “Two men were mentioned before the Messenger of Allah. One of them a worshipper, and the other a scholar. So the Messenger of Allah said: ‘The superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like my superiority over the least of you.’ Then the Messenger of Allah said: ‘Indeed Allah, His Angels, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earths – even the ant in his hole, even the fish – say Salat upon the one who teaches the people to do good. (Hasan)English Translation of JamiAt-TirmidhiCompiled by Imam Hafiz ‘Eisa Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisa At-Tirmidhi, From Hadith no2606 to 3290translated by Abu Khaliyl

The above Hadith is categorized as “Hasan” which means it is recognized as authentic by Muslim scholars. Read carefully the words of Muhammad in the above Hadith once again. He is simply teaching his followers to believe that Allah, like the rest of creation, says salat (prayer) “upon the one who teaches the people to do good.As an aside, do ants and fishes really pray? The following is an additional reference which also supports the fact that Allah prays:

The people of Israel said to Moses: “Does your Lord pray?” His Lord called him saying: “O Moses, they asked you if your Lord prays. Say to them: ‘Yes, I do pray, and my angels pray upon my prophets and my messengers,’” and Allah then sent down on his messenger: “Allah and His angels pray…” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Q. 33:56; translated from the Arabic online edition)

This is absolutely polytheism. Allah clearly identifies himself as a fellow-worshiper with the rest of the angels. Of course, the true Lord of Moses is not Allah but Jehovah. He is identified by this divine name in the Holy Bible. He is God Almighty. As such, it is impossible for him to pray. On the other hand, Allah prays. This clearly proves that he is not the true God. He is but an impostor.

Sadly for Muslims, they pray to a god who prays. And they follow a prophet who has the authority to interrupt their prayers. And this authority comes at a great cost to Muslims because it empowers Muhammad to prevent Allah from listening to the prayers of those whom he interrupts. When Muhammad calls, Muslims must stop whatever they are doing. And this includes their prayers to Allah. Muslims, we are not the ones saying this but your Prophet. It takes someone who is greater or in equal standing with Allah to prevent him from listening to your prayers. Can you then deny the fact that Islam has two gods?

Before we conclude this article, we want to clarify an important fact. We want our Muslim readers to understand that true Christians do not worship Jesus. The Holy Bible does allow for this. However, we firmly believe that Jesus is the unique Son of God. And we sincerely endeavor to obey all the teachings of Jesus which are recorded in the Holy Bible. One such teaching is the profound statement of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew:

Matthew 4:10: For it is written: “It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.”

This teaching of Jesus Christ rules out the worship of anyone else besides Jehovah. In obedience to this teaching, we worship Jehovah alone. He is the only true God.

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ALLAH’S FAILED PROPHECY IN THE QUR’AN

ALLAH’S FAILED PROPHECY IN THE QUR’AN

Muslims boldly claim that the Qur’an is the inspired Word of God. For this claim to be true, every inspired utterances of Allah in the Qur’an must be absolutely true. In this article, we will bring to light the failings of the Allah in the Qur’an. We will use Islam’s own sources to substantiate these failings of Allah in the Qur’an. There are many errors in the Qur’an. However, in this article we will focus on the vital subject of prophecies in the Qur’an. We encourage Muslims who object or disagree with the facts and arguments presented here to check the cited Islamic references provided in this article. Let us begin by reading the following prophecy of Allah:

Surah 8:65: “O Prophet! Rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers.” (Yusuf Ali)

Allah prophesied in no uncertain terms that from now on – from the time this prophecy was revealed – a single Muslim warrior “will vanquish” ten times the number of enemy fighters in battle. This means that each single Muslim warrior “will” now be able to defeat ten enemy fighters in battle – a ratio of 1 to 10. And Allah guarantees this stunning victory at every confrontation between Muslims and their enemies. This is truly an astounding feat. The all-knowing Allah stated very positively and confidently: “If a hundred, they WILL vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers.” No ambiguity whatsoever in this prophecy of Allah. Can it be expressed any clearer or any more definite than this?

As revealed, it is Allah who guarantees these astounding victories of the Muslims over their enemies ten times more numerous than them. Therefore, the victory is achieved – not by the strength or the fighting skills of the Muslim warriors – but by the divine power of Allah. There is a world of difference between a Commandment and a Prophecy. If Allah had intended to reveal Surah 8:65 as a Commandment, he would have expressed this Qur’anic verse in the following manner:

If a hundred, they MUST vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers.”

However, it is different when Allah proclaimed:

If a hundred, they WILL vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers.”

This means the victory is an absolute certainty. It is a predetermined conclusion. The victory is assured even before the Muslim warriors venture into battle. Hence, the victory of the Muslims rests completely in the hands of Allah. It is vital for Muslims to understand that the proclamation in Surah 8:65 is not a Commandment but a Prophecy of Allah. Allah had already predetermined the outcome of the battles between Muslims and their enemies.

Before we proceed any further, we would like to establish an essential truth. It is vital to take note of the fact that no power in heaven or on earth can prevent the expressed purpose or will of the true God from being accomplished. All prophecies of the true God are as good as fulfilled. It should be. In accord with this divine truth, Jehovah stated the following in Isaiah 55:11:

My word that goes forth from my mouth will prove to be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly do that in which I have delighted, and it will have certain success in that for which I have sent it.”

Well, what about the prophecy of Allah that guarantees Muslims with victory over their enemies ten times more numerous than them? Divine bombshell for Muslims! Just one verse later, Allah abrogated his prophecy. Allah abolished his own divine prophecy in which he promises heavenly support for his warriors to attain victory over their enemies:

Surah 8:66: “For the present, Allah hath lightened your task, for He knoweth that there is a weak spot in you: But even so, if there are a hundred of you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred, and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand, with the leave of Allah: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.” (Yusuf Ali)

Even though Allah stated clearly in Surah 8:65 that each Muslim warrior “will” defeat enemies ten times more numerous than them, the Muslim warriors did not trust Allah. When they received this divine message, they complained bitterly at the impossible odds they have to now face when they engage their enemies in battles. As a result, Allah revealed Surah 8:66. It was revealed immediately after the Muslim warriors became fearful and complained bitterly to Muhammad. Consequently, the original prophecy was abrogated by Allah. He changed the ratio from 1:10

Surah 8:65: “If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers.”

To a ratio of 1:2

Surah 8:66: “If there are a hundred of you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred, and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand.”

It is important to note that no changes were made in the requirements on the part of the warriors. In both the Surahs they were still required to be “patience and persevering.” So their end of the bargain remains the same. As such, Allah cannot blame or shift the fault on to the warriors for the changes in the ratio. The fault lies in Allah’s miscalculated prophecy. Allah got carried away. He jumped the gun. No wonder he quickly gave in to the demands of the Muslims and invalidated his own prophecy without delay. Let us consider the documented records of authentic Islamic sources to substantiate this fact:

Ishaq: 326:

Abdullah told me that when this verse came down it was a shock to the Muslims who took it hard. They were afraid, as the odds were too great. So Allah relieved them and cancelled the verse with another: “Now has Allah relieved you and He knows that there is a weakness among you, so if there are 100 (rather than 20) they shall vanquish 200.”

Al-Suyuti:

When God imposed on them that each one of them should fight ten, it became a burden and an unbearable task for them. Thus, God removed the burden from them and each one was requested to fight two men. (Asbab al-Nuzul, p. 134)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 176:

Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Verse: – ‘If there are twenty steadfast you (Muslims), they will overcome two-hundred (non-Muslims).’ was revealed, it became hard on the Muslims when it became compulsory that one Muslim ought not to flee (in war) before ten (non-Muslims). So (Allah) lightened the order by revealing:

But now Allah has lightened your task for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you one-hundred steadfast, they will overcome two-hundred (non-Muslims).’ (Surah 8:66) So when Allah reduced the number of enemies which Muslims should withstand, their patience and perseverance against the enemy decreased as much as their task was lightened for them.

Not only did Allah abrogate his prophecy but he also deviously gave a lame excuse for doing so.

Surah 8:66: “For the present Allah has made light your burden, and He knows that there is weakness in you.” (Shakir)

Surah 8:66 is indeed damaging to Islam. Why did not Allah “know that there is weakness” in the Muslims just one verse earlier? Why is it that Allah only became aware of the “weakness” of the Muslims only after they complained bitterly? If Allah is truly the all-knowing God, he would have known about their “weakness” before revealing Surah 8:65. Since he did not know, he had to abolish his failed prophecy in Surah 8:65 and substitute it with a contradictory prophecy in Surah 8:66. Had Allah revealed the better verse right from the beginning, he would have spared his warriors much anxiety. But Allah could not as he did not know the “weakness” of his warriors. But wait a minute! What has the “weakness” of the Muslims have anything to do with the failure of the fulfillment of the prophecy in Surah 8:65? Does not the victory of the warriors depend absolutely on the power of Allah? Why was Allah powerless to fortify the warriors with the needed strength and courage to fulfill his prophecy in Surah 8:65?

The truth of the matter is that not only Allah was powerless but he was also learning as he went along. He was learning by trial and error. He had to quickly change the ratio from 1:10 to 1:2 because he was clueless about the makeup of his warriors. Allah was totally ignorant. The fact that the changes are quite significant – from 1:10 to 1:2only serves to prove the magnitude of Allah’s gross miscalculations. In the end, Allah had to dishonorably abrogate his own prophecy in the Mother of all Books – the Holy Qur’an. The existence of even one failed prophecy is sufficient to prove the Qur’an false. This episode provides us with so many evidences to thoroughly prove why the Qur’an simply cannot be the Word of God. This single event not only exposes the utter failure of Allah’s prophecy in the Qur’an but it also raises many questions.

QUESTIONS FOR MUSLIMS

(1) Why did Allah’ prophecy in Surah 8:65 fail in its fulfillment? Does not this prove that Allah is incapable of seeing through to the fulfillment of his prophecies? Does not this also prove that Allah simply cannot be the Almighty God as you claim him to be?

(2) Why did Allah abrogate his own prophecy? Why did he replace it with a different prophecy?

(3) Does not the fact that Allah got his prophecy wrong the first time shows that he is also learning by trial and error just as any imperfect human?

(4) Does not the fact that Allah got his prophecy wrong the first time prove that there is a failed prophecy in the Qur’an? Can a divine book contain a failed prophecy in it?

(5) Since the prophecy of Allah was abrogated on account of the warriors’ reluctance to fight against such odds, does not this prove that the fulfillment of Allah’s prophecy is reliant on the decisions of imperfect humans? How can the failings of humans to follow divine directions result in the failure of the fulfillment of Allah’s prophecy? Can the Word of God fail?

(6) Why did not Allah know that his warriors would be incapable to cope with the demand to defeat their enemies ten times their number? Does not this prove that Allah did not know the weakness of the Muslims? Why did not Allah know their weakness just one verse away?

(7) Why did Allah choose to lower the prophesied ratio from 1:10 to 1:2 instead of increasing the strength and courage of his warriors to measure up to task as predicted in his divine prophecy?

(8) How can you trust Allah with your eternal salvation when he is not even aware of the fact that his prophecy would end in failure?

Even if Muslims falsely claim that there are true prophecies in the Qur’an, it does not, in essence, change anything to exonerate Islam. It does not change the fact that the Qur’an is false. The existence of a failed prophecy in the Qur’an is sufficient to prove that it cannot be the inspired Word of God. A book that claims divine inspiration has to be consistently accurate. If the Bible can live up to this claim, then it must truly be the Word of God. This also proves that the author of the Bible must be the true God.

THE CONTRAST BETWEEN JEHOVAH AND ALLAH

Every prophetic utterance that comes from Jehovah is as good as fulfilled. We will now consider a historical event which took place during the time of Moses to prove this truth. This account will reveal the authority of the true God to foretell the outcome of future events with accuracy. An examination of Exodus 3:15-20 will reveal the contrast between Jehovah and Allah. We will now read these verses:

Exodus 3:15-20: Then God said to Moses: “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, ‘Jehovah the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

Now go, and gather the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘Jehovah the God of your forefathers has appeared to me, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and He said: “I have certainly taken notice of you and of what is being done to you in Egypt. I WILL take you away from affliction at the hands of the Egyptiansto a land flowing with milk and honey.

But I myself well know that the king of Egypt will not give you permission to go unless a mighty hand compels him. So I will have to stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all my extraordinary acts that I will do in it, and after that he WILL send you out. ”’ (Emphasis Ours)

Did the prophetic proclamation that Jehovah declared to Moses come true? Were the Israelites delivered from the oppression of Pharaoh just as Jehovah promised?

Yes and Yes. While the prophecy of Allah became ineffective on account of the disobedience of mere men, no humans can prevent the fulfillment of Jehovah’s prophecies. Even mighty Pharaoh could not stop the execution of Jehovah’s prophetic promise to free the Israelites from slavery. Because of Pharaoh’s obstinate refusal to free the Israelites, Jehovah brought on a series of plagues upon the land of Egypt. On account of the mighty hand of Jehovah, Pharaoh was compelled to finally release the Israelites from captivity. Let’s read about this outcome in the following verses:

Exodus 12:30-32: Pharaoh got up that night along with all his servants and all the other Egyptians, and there was a great outcry among the Egyptians, because there was not a house where someone was not dead. At once he called Moses and Aaron by night and said: “Get up, get out from among my people, both you and the other Israelites. Go and serve Jehovah, just as you have said. Take also your flocks and your herds and go, just as you have said.

Unlike Allah, Jehovah did not give any excuses. He does not have to. He is God Almighty. All his prophecies are guaranteed to be fulfilled. He freed the Israelites just as he prophesied. For Muslims who deny the authenticity of this account, we have a surprise for them. Even the Qur’an acknowledges this mighty act of Jehovah in delivering the Israelites. It confirms his ability to fulfill prophecies:

Surah 2:49-50: Children of Israel, recall My favor of saving you from the Pharaoh’s people who afflicted you with the worst kind of crueltyWe parted the sea to save you and drowned Pharaoh’s people before your very eyes. (Sarwar)

Surah 10:90: We helped the Children of Israel cross the sea safely. The Pharaoh and his army pursued the children of Israel with wickedness and hate until the Pharaoh was drowned… We settled the children of Israel in a blessed land and provided them with pure sustenance. (Sarwar)

Both the Bible and the Qur’an testifies to the ability of Jehovah to fulfill prophecies. Unlike Allah, Jehovah does not abrogate his prophecies. In fact, Allah could not perform a single miracle. When Allah was challenged by the contemporaries of Muhammad to perform a miracle to authenticate the prophethood of Muhammad, he dodged the challenge and gave the following excuses:

Surah 13:7: The unbelievers say, “Why has God not sent him, (Muhammad), some miracles.” Muhammad, you are only a warner. For every nation there is a guide. (M. Sarwar)

Since Allah could not perform miracles, he deceitfully appealed to the miracles in the Bible. He wanted to deceive the contemporaries of Muhammad into believing that the miracles in the Bible are his own:

Surah 20:133: And they say: “If only he brought us a miracle from his Lord!” Has there not come to them (as a sufficient miracle) a Clear Evidence of the truth in what is to be found in the former Scriptures? (Ali Unal)

The “former Scriptures” are none other than the Torah and the Gospel. This Qur’anic verse is confirming the irrefutable fact that “Clear Evidence of the truth” regarding miracles can only be found in the Holy Bible. For Muslims to know about miracles, they need to go to the Holy Bible. We are not the ones saying this but Allah. For an in-depth discussion on this subject, please click the following links:

UNDENIABLE PROOF – ALLAH LIED IN THE QUR’AN

QUR’AN TESTIFIES MUHAMMAD PERFORMED NO MIRACLES

There are also other instances in the Qur’an which shows that Allah does not know the outcome of the future with certainty. Consider for example the following Qur’anic verse:

Surah 3:144: Muhammad is no more than a Messenger, and indeed many Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels as disbelievers? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful (Hilali-Khan)

Muhammad was not only Allah’s greatest prophet but he was also his final and favorite prophet. Yet, Allah was uncertain about the manner of Muhammad’s death. The phrase, “If he dies or is killed” is “Fa-in mata awo kutila” in Arabic. This verse demonstrates that Allah did not know whether Muhammad will die a natural death (Mata) or be killed by someone (Kutila). Thus, Allah was unable to affirm the exact manner of Muhammad’s death. That is why there is not a single prophecy in the Qur’an that details the manner of Muhammad’s death.

The Holy Bible provides a warning about those who prophesy falsely:

Deuteronomy 18:20-22: “However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. And in case you should say in your heart: ‘How shall we know the word that the true God has not spoken?’ When the prophet speaks in the name of God and if the word does not occur or come true, then that is the word that the true God has not spoken. With presumptuousness the prophet has spoken it. You must not be afraid of him.”

Since the prophecy of Allah in Surah 8:65 failed to come true as predicted, it cannot be inspired by the true God. As such, the true God cannot the source of the prophecies in the Qur’an. This logically follows that the Qur’an is not the inspired Word of the true God. Either Muhammad was thoroughly deceived by an impersonating spirit or he was faking inspiration. Either option is bad for Muslims. And Jehovah the true God gave the following warning in the Holy Bible:

1 Timothy 4:1: However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons.

Since the prophecies of Allah failed in their fulfillment, they are nothing more than “misleading inspired utterances.”

THE IDENTITY OF THE TRUE GOD

The following segment is important for Muslims. How can a sincere Muslim identify the true God? In order to make it possible for sincere seekers of truth to recognize the true God, Jehovah raised a vital challenge against all false gods. Jehovah challenged the false gods to prove their godship through the inspiration of prophecies. He challenged the false gods to prophesy the outcome of future events:

Isaiah 41:21-24: “Present your case, says the Lord God Jehovah. Bring forth your proofs, says the King of Jacob. Let them bring forth and show us what will happen; Let them show us the former things, what they were, That we may consider them, And know the latter end of them. Or cause us to hear even the things that are coming. Tell the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods. Indeed you are nothing. And your work is nothing. He who chooses to worship you is an abomination.”

Allah is indeed “nothing.” He failed the challenge of Jehovah to prove his godship. He did not know the future. Allah could not “tell the things that are to come hereafter.” Therefore, it is an abomination” for Muslims to worship Allah. The ability to foretell and fulfill prophecies is a unique attribute of the true God:

Isaiah 46:9-10: “Remember the first things of a long time ago, that I am the Divine One and there is no other God, nor anyone like me. The One declaring the end from the beginning and from long ago the things that have not yet been done. The One saying: ‘My own counsel will stand, and everything that is my delight I shall do.’”

The true God has the ability to foretell history in advance. Such predictive ability displays God’s unique power. Prophecy is one means by which God demonstrates his power and glory. It is also a means by which he distinguishes himself from the false gods. The fulfillment of prophecies exalts God above all others as the only One who knows the end from the beginning.

Prophecies also substantiate the stamp of God’s authority in his inspired Book. The ability to prophesy future events of human history is a distinctive attribute of God’s true Scriptures. This is how important prophecies are to the seeker of truth. It is one of the most essential proofs and evidences of a divine Book. Therefore, a failed prophecy in the Qur’an means that Allah, Muhammad, Islam and the Qur’an should be rejected as false.

Isaiah 55:6: Search for Jehovah while he may be found. Call to him while he is near.

This is not an option if you truly value your salvation. One failed prophecy is one too many for a book claiming to be the perfect Word of God.

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THE QUR’AN – A BOOK OF HATE

THE QUR’AN – A BOOK OF HATE

Surah 4:88: “Would you like to guide him whom Allah has led into error? And whomever Allah leads into error, then you will never find for him a way.” – Al-Qur’an

Ezekiel 18:23: “‘Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovahand not in that that he should return from his way, and live?’” – The Holy Bible

The Qur’an contains more than a hundred verses that call for Muslims to wage war with the non-believers.  Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off the heads and fingers of infidels while other verses command Muslims to kill the non-believers wherever they may be hiding.  Muslims who do not join the fight against the infidels are termed as “hypocrites” in the Qur’an. These “hypocrites” are warned of a fiery destination in “Hell” if they do not join in the slaughter.

The verses of violence in the Qur’an are open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained or limited by the historical context of the surrounding text. In other words, they are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah. Therefore, the call for warfare against the infidels is just as relevant today as it was in Muhammad’s time. The following are direct quotes from the Qur’an. According to the Book of Hate, fighting is a “good” thing for Muslims:

Surah 2:216: Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But God knoweth, and you know not.” (Yusuf Ali)

Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, you know not. (Pickthall)

Muslim apologists deceitfully lie that Islamic wars are always defensive in nature. The following Qur’anic verse exposes this lie.

Surah 9:29: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. (Yusuf Ali)

Notice, this Qur’anic verse does not command Muslims to fight only those who attack them but to “fight those who believe not in Allah.” It also commands Muslims to fight all those who do not “hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger.” This means that if you do not forbid for yourselves that which was forbidden by Allah, such as the eating of pork, then Muslims have every right to fight you. Also, Muslims are commanded to fight all those who do not acknowledge Islam as “the religion of Truth.”

Do the words in Surah 9:29 sound like Allah is commanding Muslims to fight only defensive wars? Is it not crystal clear that it is an unmistakable commandment to wage offensive wars against all those who do not believe in Allah, Muhammad, Islam or the teachings of the Qur’an?

Actually Surah 9:29 is a commandment from Allah to fight the “People of the Book.” The term, “People of the Book” refers to the Jews and Christians. Muslims were commanded to fight the Jews and Christians “until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Allah’s commandment to fight the Jews and Christians is not because they were attacking or even planning to attack the Muslims but because the Muslims feared poverty. A new situation developed, resulting in the sudden loss of trade for Muslims. This was because Allah now prohibited the polytheist from entering the sacred Mosque in Mecca.

Well, what was Allah’s solution for the financial reversal of the Muslims? Yes! Attack the Jews and Christians and let them compensate for the loss of trade. This is made clear in Surah 9:28 (the verse preceding Surah 9:29). We will have to read both verses together to understand the clear message of these verses.

Surah 9:28-29: O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-knowing, All-wise. Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.

It is all about money. The Tafsir by Ibn Kathir clarifies the Historical Context for Allah’s purpose in revealing Surah 9:28-29.

Ibn Kathir, The Battles of the Prophet, pp. 183-4:

Allah, Most High, ordered the believers to prohibit the disbelievers from entering or coming near the sacred Mosque. On that, Quraish thought that this would reduce their profits from trade. Therefore, Allah, Most High, compensated them and ordered them to fight the people of the Book until they embrace Islam or pay the Jizyah. Allah says, “O ye who believe! Truly the pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Surah 9:28-29) Therefore, the Messenger of Allah decided to fight the Romans in order to call them to Islam.

Therefore, the Messenger of Allah decided to fight the Romans. The Romans were Christians. “The Messenger of Allah decided to fight the Romans” not because the Romans were attacking or planning to attack the Muslims but because of Allah’s command in Surah 9:29. It was a unilateral attack by the Muslims because of Allah’s solution for their impending poverty.

Should any Christian convert to Islam out of fear, then he will have to now pay Zakat like the rest of the Muslims. Should he refuse to convert, then he has to pay a hefty sum of his wealth as compensation for his life. And this is not a one-off thing. The monetary compensation has to be paid on a regular basis as long as he is under the Muslim yoke. This form of protection money that Allah shamelessly extorts from Christians is known as Jizya. Any Christian who fails to pay will be put to death. It is win, win situation for Islam. Allah knew that most Christians would rather pay the Jizya tax than convert to Islam. Thus, like a common gangster, Allah promised to enrich the Muslims through extortion. Allah is an extortioner.

Compare the wicked attitude of Allah with the compassion that Jehovah has for those who were not even his worshippers. Consider carefully the laws that Jehovah God gave to the ancient nation of Israel. Notice how the laws that he gave reveals his loving concern for the foreigners. The Israelites were commanded to love them. Please read the following verses carefully:

Deuteronomy 10:17-19: For Jehovah your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the God great, mighty and fear-inspiring, who treats none with partiality nor accepts a bribe, executing judgment for the fatherless boy and the widow and loving the foreign resident so as to give him bread and clothing. You too must love the foreign resident, for you became alien residents in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:9-10: And when you people reap the harvest of your land, you must not reap the edge of your field completely and the leftovers of your harvest you must not pick up. You must not gather the leftovers of your vineyard and you must not pick up the scattered grapes of your vineyard. For the afflicted one and the foreign resident you should leave them. I am Jehovah your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34: And in case a foreign resident resides with you as an alien in your land, you must not mistreat him. The foreign resident who resides as an alien with you should become to you like a native of yours; and you must love him as yourself, for you became foreign residents in the land of Egypt. I am Jehovah your God.

Unlike Allah, Jehovah did not command the Israelites to attack or extort the foreigners, instead he commanded the Israelites to love and provide for them. These are the hallmarks of a true Creator.

Provided below are more Sword Verses from the Book of Hate:

Surah 2:191: And kill them wherever you find them. (Shakir)

Surah 2: 193: And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah. (Shakir)

Surah 3:151: We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust. (Shakir)

Surah 7:4: How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them. (Pickthall)

Surah 8:12: When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. (Shakir)

Surah 8:60: Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies, of Allah and your enemies. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 8:65: O Prophet! Rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 9:5: So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. (Shakir)

Surah 9:14: Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing people.” (Shakir)

Surah 9:73: O Prophet! Strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell, – an evil refuge indeed. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 9:111: Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. (Pickthall)

Surah 9:123: O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness. (Shakir)

As if is not bad enough for Allah to extort the Christians, the Book of Hate also teaches that everything that is owned by non-Muslims (infidels) belongs to the Muslims. This right of ownership is granted to Muslims by Allah. Thus, Allah has given Muslims the divine right to rob us of everything that belong to us. And this means our property, our land, our women and even our lives. Therefore, it should not surprise us to learn that Muhammad became a robber only after he became a Muslim. Before that he worked as an honest trader for Khadijah.

Surah 33:27: And He made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property, and to a land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things. (Shakir)

And Allah gradually decreases the lands of the infidels through conquest:

Surah 21:44: See they not that We gradually reduce the land in their control from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win? (Yusuf Ali)

Not satisfied with robbing the infidels, Allah also promises to further torment them in the “Hereafter.”

Surah 22:19-22: But those who deny their Lord, – for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as their skins. In addition, there will be maces of iron to punish them. Every time they wish to get away there from, from anguish, they will be forced back therein, and it will be said, “Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!” (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 48:13: And whoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger, then surely We have prepared burning fire for the unbelievers. (Shakir)

An infidel, who converts to Islam by mistake or to escape death or persecution at the hands of Muslims, cannot thereafter leave Islam. Death is the only Islamic way out!

Surah 4:89: They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected Faith, and thus that you all become equal like one another. So take not Auliya’ (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad). But if they turn back from Islam, take hold of them and kill them wherever you find them and take neither Auliya’ (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. (Hilali-Khan)

They (the infidels) want you to deny the Truth, so that you may become all alike. Do not take them as your allies until they emigrate in the way of God. If they turn back, seize them and kill them wherever you may find them; and take no friend or helper from among them. (W. Khan)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57:

Narrated ‘Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.’”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 83, Number 17:

Narrated Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three casesIn Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims.’ 

Brutal punishments are also prescribed for infidels according to the rules of the Book of Hate:

Surah 5:33: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement. (Shakir)

One of the earliest biographers of Muhammad, Ibn Ishaq, recorded the chilling words of Allah.

Ibn Ishaq: 327: Allah said, “A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.”

Allah prefers killing the infidels than converting them to Islam. The Book of Hate confirms this blood-thirsty nature of Allah in the following Qur’anic verses:

Surah 8:67It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth for you the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise. (Pickthall)

Surah 47:35: And be not slack so as to cry for peace and you have the upper hand, and Allah is with you. (Shakir)

Muslims are commanded not to pursue peace when they have the “upperhand.” While the Holy Bible teaches Christians to love their enemies, the Book of Hate teaches Muslims to kill their enemies as a means to gain salvation.

Matthew 5:44-46: But I say to you: Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in the heavens. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even the corrupt tax collectors do that much.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa: Allah’s Apostle said, “Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords.”

THE QUR’AN – A MANUAL FOR SUICIDE BOMBERS 

In Islam, it is not how one lives that guarantees salvation, but how one dies. To die while fighting the infidels in the cause of Allah is the only sure way for Muslims to be assured of a place in Paradise. This explains the phenomena of religiously motivated suicide bombers in Islam. The inspiration and motivation for Suicide bombers comes from the inspired words of Allah in the Qur’an:

Surah 2:207: And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to His devotees. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 4:74: Therefore, let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world’s life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward. (Shakir)

Surah 9:111: Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs in return is the garden of Paradise: they fight in H is cause, and slay and are slain. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 17:33: And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except by right. (U. Muhammad)

Surah 17:33 is an important verse for suicide-bombers. This Qur’anic verse not only justifies their own suicidal deaths but it also justifies the unintended killing of other Muslims in the process. Since the jihadist goal is to defeat the infidels and establish the right of Islamic rule at all cost, they believe the end justifies the means. Therefore, the purpose of these suicide bombers is not just to kill themselves but to kill the enemies of Islam. In the mathematics of the jihadist, the most effective way to kill as many infidels is by means of this extremely evil method. The suicide bombers believe that they are rewarded, not for simply dying, but for dying as a means for killing. Thus, their own death is sanctioned by Allah and is accepted as a necessary sacrifice. They are honored as martyrs because they died in the fight against the enemies of Islam.

THE BARGAIN OF ALLAH 

It may surprise many to learn that all Muslims, including Muhammad will descend into descend into “Hell” before being rescued from it on the “Day of Resurrection.” The “Day of Resurrectionor “Qiyamah” refers to the time of the end. This means that even as you are reading this article, Muhammad and his pious followers are in “Hell” awaiting deliverance. The following Qur’anic verse and Hadith attests to this teaching in Islam.

Surah 19:71: “It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to hell.” (Sarwar)

There is not one of you who shall not pass through the confines of Hell. (Dawood)

Al-Jalalayn’s Tafsir on Surah 19:71:

“Not one” means that there will be none“Of you” means all people“But will pass through” means the entry into hell. “A decree which must be accomplished” means it is a certainty and a judgment from which Allah will not relent. (Translated from Arabic) Source: http://www.al-islam.com.

The above Tafsir shows that according to Surah 19:71, all Muslims without fail will be sent to “Hell” by Allah. 

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 770:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” He replied, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear (not cloudy) night?” They replied, “No, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the sun when there are no clouds?” They replied in the negative. He said, “You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way… Then Allah will come to them and say, ‘I am your Lord.’ They will say, ‘You are our Lord.’ Allah will call them, and As-Sirat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and I (Muhammad) shall be the first amongst the Apostles to cross it with my followers. Nobody except the Apostles will then be able to speak and they will be saying then, ‘O Allah! Save us. O Allah Save us.’

However, there is a way for Muslims to bypass “Hell” and head straight into Paradise. Allah makes a bargain with Muslims to show how this is possible.

Surah 61:10-13: O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty? – That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive your utmost in the Cause of Allahwith your property and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew! He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. And another favour will He bestow, which ye do love, – help from Allah and a speedy victory. (Yusuf Ali)

The above Qur’anic verses were written in the historical context of the Battle of Uhud (625 C.E.). In the Arabic Qur’an, the term Jihad is used in the above Qur’anic verses. That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (Jihad) your utmost in the Cause of Allah.”

Since all Muslims, including pious ones will have to spend a waiting-period in the Islamic-Hell” before reaching Paradise, Allah made a bargain with Muslims. He told them that if they die fighting for his cause, he will forgive their sins and will save them from the grievous Penalty” of “Hell-fire.” In other words, there is no need to burn in the “Islamic-Hell” until the Day of Resurrection when the faithful among them will be rescued. Paradise will be instant for those who die fighting for Allah.

Till today, Muslim suicide bombers are motivated by this murderous bargain of Allah. Allah’s bargain is still in force in the Book of Hate. Islam reserves a place in Paradise for cold blooded killers.

Surah 9:88: “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are all good things: and it is they who will prosper.” (Yusuf Ali)

The late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran once said, The purest joy in Islam is to kill and be killed for Allah.”

REWARD FOR SUICIDE AND MURDER

Surah 44:54: So; and We shall join them to fair women with beautiful, big and lustrous eyes. There they can call for every kind of fruit in peace and security. Nor will they they there taste Death, except the first death and He will preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 52:20: “They will recline with ease on Thrones of dignity arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.” (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 56:34-36: “And raised couches, Lo! We have created them a (new) creation And made them virgins Lovers, friends For those on the right hand.” (Pickthall)

The Hadiths also serve as excellent motivators for suicide bombing:

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said,“By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Al1ah’s Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 377:

Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: On the day of the battle of Uhud, a man came to the Prophet and said, ‘Can you tell me where I will be if I get martyred?’ The Prophet replied, ‘In Paradise.’ The man threw away some dates he was carrying in his hand, and fought till he was martyred.

Sahih Muslim, Book 020, Hadith Number 4681:

The tradition has been narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Qais. He heard it from his father who, while facing the enemy, reported that the Messenger of Allah said: Surely, the gates of Paradise are under the shadows of the swords. A man in a shabby condition got up and said; Abu Musa, did you hear the Messenger of Allah say this? He said: Yes. (The narrator said): He returned to his friends and said: I greet you (a farewell greeting). Then he broke the sheath of his sword, threw it away, advanced with his (naked) sword towards the enemy and fought (them) with it until he was slain.

Islam is a blood-thirsty religion. Islam lives, strives and grows by shedding blood. It needs blood to survive. And when the blood of infidels becomes unavailable, Islam will turn against its own. Muhammad left the most evil legacy for his followers to emulate. The Prophet of Islam was an extremely cruel man. Muhammad perpetrated all sorts of heinous crimes while declaring to be “the best example among God’s creatures.” This ruthless criminal established a new religion that has corrupted the souls of over a billion people because he claimed to be speaking on behalf of God. His teachings based on the Book of Hate turned humans into demons.

ALLAH SANCTIONS BEHEADING IN THE BOOK OF HATE

Whenever Muslim extremists carry out horrifying acts of beheading in the name of Islam, most Muslims are quick to state, “That is not Islam.” This is a lie.  Beheading in Islam is not a new phenomenon by any means.  It is as old as Islam. Muslims get their motivation to behead their victims from the following Qur’anic verse:

Surah 8:12: “When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” (Shakir)

The utterly evil practice of beheading non-Muslim captives is taught in the Qur’an. Yes! It is taught in the Book of Hate. Well-known Islamic historian, Ibn Ishaq, recorded the historical event when Muhammad ordered the execution of over 800 men and boys of the Banu Qurayza Jewish tribe in the market place of Medina by beheading every single one of them

Sirat Rasul Allah” by Ibn Ishaq:

When Banu Qurayza Jewish tribe surrendered (627 A.D.) unconditionally, the apostle confined them in Medina in the quarter of al-Harith, a woman of B. al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches tying theirs both hands with their necks There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900This beheading went on until the apostle made an end of them.” (Translated by Guillaume, p. 461-464)

Muhammad himself worked on the digging of the trenches in which the beheading of the Jews was carried out. Muslim sources reveal that Muhammad not only ordered the execution, but he also participated in at least two of the beheading of the prominent Jews. The execution was carried out in spite of the fact that the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe had surrendered unconditionally.

Islamic leaders from Muhammad’s time until today have followed his example by similarly beheading their victims. Two major aspects of decapitation in an Islamic context should be noted: First, the practice has both Qur’anic and historical sanction. It is not the product of a fabricated tradition. Second, in contradiction to the assertions of Muslim apologists, these beheadings are not simply a brutal method of drawing attention to the Islamist political agenda or to weaken the opponents’ will to fight. Islamists who practice decapitation believe that Allah has ordained them to obliterate their enemies in this manner.

The classical Muslim jurist al-Mawardi (d. 1058 C.E.) from Baghdad was an influential scholar who lived during the Islamic “Golden Age” of the Abbasid-Baghdadian Caliphate. He wrote the following account, based on the teachings of the Qur’an and the Hadith regarding infidel prisoners of jihad campaigns.

The Laws of Islamic Governance, Translated by Dr. Asadullah Yate, p. 192:

As for the captives, the Amir (Ruler) has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first, to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, the exalted says, ‘When you encounter those who deny the Truth then strike their necks’ (Surah 47:4).”

The above rules are upheld by all four classical schools of Islamic jurisprudence because the Qur’an sanctions it and Muhammad practiced it. As for the fourth option to show favor and to pardon the enemies, it is extended only to those captives who leave their former religion and convert to Islam. Moreover, this takes place only after the majority of enemies are slaughtered.

Surah 8:67: “It is not for any Prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land.” (Pickthall)

Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam. The Qur’an is the constitution of Saudi Arabia. Islamic Sharia laws are formulated from the Qur’an and Hadiths which permit beheadings of both the infidels and criminals. However, because of the strong presence of infidel governments, execution of infidels by beheading is not carried out on a global scale by Muslims.

We hope the readers are now clear why Islamic jihadist behead those who dare to go against Allah and his Prophet. Because they know more than anyone of us does that “beheading” is the prescribed method of Islamic killing. Islamists also consider beheading as the most degrading way of killing kafirs (infidels). Muslim extremists love to use this brutal method to kill infidels because of their hatred for all those who do not accept their form of worship. Islam is an evil barbaric religion of hatred, violence and cruelty. And this hatred is built on the foundation of the Book of Hate.

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ALLAH SANCTIONS INCEST IN THE QUR’AN

ALLAH SANCTIONS INCEST IN THE QUR’AN

There are many detestable teachings and practices in Islam. Sexual-slavery, raping of war-captives, murdering of infidels, looting and pillaging the property of murdered infidels, the subjugation and beating of women, the killing of apostates and the immoral reward of unlimited sex with multiple sexual partners in Paradise are just some samples of the unethical teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. However, in this article we will confine our discussion to a subject that many are unaware of. We will discuss the subject of Incest in Islam. Please read this article carefully and be prepared for some shocking truth about the dark teachings of Islam.

The truth about Islam has been one of the world’s best-kept secrets. For centuries, it has been practically impossible to raise any objection against Islam or the character of Muhammad in Muslim majority countries. Those who dare raise any objections against Islam would place his or her life in great danger. But things have changed. With the advent of the Internet, it is now virtually impossible for Muslims to keep the dark teachings of Islam a secret anymore. Many who are now enlightened about the truth of Islam are shocked at the true teachings of the Qur’an. And Muslims are unable to silence everyone.

Incest is defined as sexual relations between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal or forbidden by custom. The prohibition of Incest is and has been one of the most common of all cultural taboos – both in the present and past societies. Most societies have laws regarding the prohibition of consanguineous marriages. However, it may come as shock for many to learn that in some specific instances, Incest is not a sin and is permitted in Islam.

There is a religious ruling in Islam that is taught and upheld by prominent Islamic scholars. This religious ruling reveals the approval of incest within its theology. The approval of this extremely debased practice serves as a character witness of the religion of Islam. In accordance with the most authentic teaching of Islam, a Muslim man is permitted to marry his own biological daughter and consummate the marriage with her if she was conceived illegitimately. In other words, a Muslim man is permitted to marry his own biological daughter if she is born to him out of wedlock. The foundation for Incest in Islam is laid in the following verse:

Surah 25:54: It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage: for thy Lord has power over all things. (Yusuf Ali)

Al-Qurtubi is esteemed as one of Islam’s most respected scholars. In his Tafsir (Commentary) on Surah 25:54, he quotes extensively from the authoritative works of Ibn Al-Arabi (1165–1240 C.E.). Ibn Al-Arabi is recognized in the Muslim world as an eminent scholar of Islamic history. He was given the title, “Al-Shaykh al-Akbar” which means “The Greatest Master.” Al-Qurtubi stated the following in his clarification of Surah 25:54:

REGARDING THE TERMS “LINEAGE AND RELATIONSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE”

Lineage and relationship through marriage are two terms that describe the personal relationships that may exist between humans.”

Ibn Al-Arabi said, “Lineage is an expression referring to the mixture of fluids between a male and a female from a religious legal point of view. However, if this union (between male and female) occurs through disobedience (fornication) then the resulting child is not considered a part of a person’s true lineage. That is why a daughter born from adultery is not mentioned in Allah’s saying, ‘Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mothers and daughters’ (Surah 4:23) because she is not considered a daughter according to the most authentic teaching of our Islamic scholars and the most authentic teaching of our religion.

If there is no legal lineage then there is no legal relationship; for adultery does not prohibit from marriage the daughter of the mother (you committed adultery with) nor the mother of a woman (you committed adultery with). What is lawfully prohibited is not also prohibited due to sin, for Allah has bestowed lineage and relation through marriage upon His servants and greatly esteemed these relationships. Allah has also established laws identifying what is legal and what is prohibited, which are not equal to each other; therefore falsehood cannot be a part of these laws.” (Tafseer Qurtubi, Surah 25 verse 54; Translated from Al-Azhar’s official website).

Let us analyze this Islamic ruling very carefully. According “to the most authentic teaching of Islamic scholars and the most authentic teaching of Islam,” a daughter born out of wedlock is not considered as the daughter of the man. Consequently, it becomes permissible for him to marry her. The above Islamic ruling clearly states that “the resulting child is not considered a part of a person’s true lineage.” As a result, the daughter is regarded the same as any other unrelated woman. As such, Islam does not prohibit the marriage between the father and his own biological daughter who is born through fornication or adultery.

And the above Islamic ruling also adds that according to “the most authentic teaching of Islam, if there is no legal lineage then there is no legal relationship; for adultery does not prohibit from marriage the daughter of the mother you committed adultery with.” And to drive home the point, the ruling states, “What is lawfully prohibited is not also prohibited due to sin, for Allah has bestowed lineage and relation through marriage.” In others words, while Islam prohibits marriages between a man and his daughter if she is conceived in marriage, it does not prohibit marriages between a father and his daughter if she is conceived out of wedlock.

Islam’s logic is like saying that it is a crime to drive recklessly and injure someone only when you possess a valid driving license. However, if you do not possess a valid driving license, then it is not a crime to drive recklessly and injure someone. Not having a valid driving license, somehow justifies your driving recklessly and injuring someone. Likewise, not having a legal marital status (marriage license) somehow justifies your committing incest with your daughter.

How can one illegal act (adultery) make another illegal act (incest) lawful? How can the sin of adultery (zina) nullify the sin of incest and make it an acceptable act? Can two wrongs (adultery and incest) make a right? And the second wrong that is permitted in Islam with the blessing of Allah is incest between a father and his daughter. How does having a daughter from an adulterous relationship make her sexually permissible for the father when she is in every sense his very own flesh and blood? No matter how she is conceived, she still remains his biological child and should be sexually off limits to him. This is a gross violation of the divine standard of morality. Just think, will the true God permit incest intentionally?

Surah 4:23 speaks about the various types of marriage relationships that are forbidden in Islam. However, the list does not include the incestuous marriage between a father and his illegitimate daughter. Many of the great scholars of Islam acknowledge the permissibility of this incestuous marriage in the Qur’an. Al-Qurtubi confirms this point in his Commentary on Surah 4:23:

The scholars have differed on the issue of prohibition of sexual intercourse with someone born out of adultery. The majority of knowledgeable scholars have said that if a man commits adultery with a woman, that act does not prohibit him from marrying her. Likewise, a man’s wife is not prohibited from him if he commits adultery with her mother or her daughter. It is sufficient for him to receive the punitive judgment (based on Sharia), and then he may have intercourse with his wife. If a man commits adultery with a woman then desired to marry her mother or her daughter, they are not prohibited from him because of this act.”

Another group said (such a marriage) is prohibited for him. This opinion was reported by Amran Ibn Husain, as well as Al-Shu’bi and Atta’, Al Hassan, Sufyan Al–Thuri, Ahmad, Ishaq and those of opinion. It was reported by Malik that adultery prohibits (a man’s relationship with both) the mother and the daughter and this act (of adultery) has the same prohibitions that a legal marriage has. This is also the saying of the people of Iraq. However, the (only) correct portion of Malik’s saying is that adultery produces no regulations. For Allah, exalted and glorified, said in Surah 4:23, “Your wives’ mothers,” but did not say, “He who committed adultery with his wives’ mothers, nor his daughter whom he conceived through adultery.” This is the saying of Al-Shafi’i and Abu Thuri.”

Abdul Malik Ibn Al-Maj-shun said such a marriage (between a man and the daughter he conceived through adultery) is permissible; which is the correct understanding of Allah’s saying in Surah 25:54, “It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage,” referring to an approved legal marriage. This will be explained in Surah 25.” (Tafsiral-Qurtubi, Translated from the official website of Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Islamic Affairs)

The above Tafsir clearly states “such a marriage between a man and the daughter he conceived through adultery is permissible; which is the correct understanding of Allah’s saying in Surah 25:54.” The rationale for such strong support by prominent Islamic scholars for a sin as immoral as incest is because of the Qur’an’s insistence that lineage and relationship are established only through the process of “legal marriage.” Of course, we absolutely agree on the importance of legality in the sacred marriage union. But what is deplorable in Islam is how one serious sin nullifies another serious sin. We condemn the authorization of incest in Islam. This is unforgivable.

Another reason for the acceptance of the sin of incest in Islam is because of the deficiency of the Qur’an to provide specific details on a given subject. Note again the Commentary by Al-Qurtubi on Surah 4:23:

For Allah, exalted and glorified, said in Surah 4:23, “Your wives’ mothers,” But did not say, “He who committed adultery with his wives’ mothers, nor his daughter whom he conceived through adultery.”

Thus, it can be noted that in this instance, incest between a father and daughter is sanctioned in Islam for two reasons. Firstly, it is because Allah does not recognize the lineage of the daughter who is born out of wedlock. Secondly, it is because Allah did not forbid this form of incestuous marriage in the Qur’an. Muslims often claim that the Qur’an is fully detailed and complete. Yet, there is insufficient guidance in the Qur’an for Muslims to see the absolute evil nature of this crime. As a result, a man’s daughter becomes sexually permissible to him if he is not married to her mother at the time of her conception. Another renowned Muslim scholar also confirms this judicial ruling in Islam.

Al Fiqh ala Al Madhahib Al Arba’ah by Abd al-Rahman al-Jaziri, Volume 4, p. 40:

“It is permissible for a man to marry his daughter who is born through adultery.”

The one (girl) who is born through adultery does not become mahram (to her father) as the Shafiee say, because she is not considered as daughter since there is no inheritance between them.”

In the legal terminology of Islamic Sharia, “mahram” is an unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous. However, since a daughter born from adultery is not a daughter in Islam, she “does not become mahram (forbidden) to her father.” As such, the father can marry her. Hence, the unacceptable practice of incest becomes acceptable in Islam in this instance. The forbidden becomes permissible. The vulgarity of Allah is too shocking even for some Muslims who find it hard to accept this evil teaching.

The great majority of Muslim scholars have enacted laws based on the Qur’an, which allow a man to marry his very own daughter if she is born out of wedlock – even when he is fully aware that she is his own flesh and blood. In other words he can knowingly marry his daughter because Islam “does not prohibit from marriage the daughter of the mother you committed adultery with.” Thus, Islam permits a man’s illegitimate daughter to become his legitimate wife.

Look carefully at the wordings in the Islamic ruling. It says, “It is permissible for a man to marry his daughter who is born through adultery.” Therefore, Islam recognizes the fact that she is “his daughter” and yet it permits the incestuous marriage between a father and his daughter. Can any sane person accept this insanity? Any human being with even a minuscule trace of decency will understand that although adultery is wrong, it does not change the fact that the child is still his biological daughter. If a man is not even supposed to marry his step-daughter, how much so if she happens to be his very own flesh and blood? The depth of this immoral law is immense. To say it is shocking is an understatement.

Granted, a man and a woman sinned by committing adultery. However, to now make it permissible for the father to marry his own daughter because of this illicit union is disgustingly sinful. This utterly debased act of sin which Islam sanctions goes against the very order of nature. When Islam says that the child “is not considered a daughter,” it is punishing the child for the sins of the parents. The fact that most fathers under such circumstances will not live by this Islamic ruling shows that even adulterers have a better moral standard than Allah. One might sin in a moment of weakness but Islam’s sins are deliberate and grossly wicked. Islam once again proves its satanic nature not only by sanctioning incest but by also punishing the innocent.

Blind faith is dangerous. It snatches one’s rationality and one’s sense of right and wrong. It keeps sane people in the darkness of their religious dungeon. And Islam is one of the darkest dungeons. The biggest problem with Muslims is their wishful ignorance of their religion which they blindly cherish.

Islam redefines incest just as it redefines everything else. Thus, in the Islamic framework it is not considered incestuous for a man to have sexual relations with his blood daughter who is conceived from an adulterous relationship. She is not regarded as his daughter, even though biologically this cannot be denied. Muslims are taught to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil about the evil teachings of Islam.

As explicitly stated in the Commentary of al-Qurtubi, Allah failed to expressly state a written law prohibiting sexual relations between the father and his daughter born through the woman with whom he committed adultery. As a result, incest becomes permissible in Islam. Of course, even without a written code, our God-given moral sense of right and wrong teaches us that incest is wrong, no matter what the circumstances might be. This moral sense is universal and constitutes the natural law of mankind. And despite the profound differences among the world’s cultures, such actions as murder, theft, adultery, and incest are universally viewed as wrong.

Romans 2:14-15: For whenever people of the nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves. They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts.

Nonetheless, the true God did not leave matters to chance. Jehovah God lovingly provided clear and comprehensive directives in the Holy Bible so that his worshippers could identify and avoid the various forms of incestuous relationships. These directives served as warnings for his worshippers to avoid the sin of incest. Please read the following Law of Jehovah against incest in the Book of Leviticus. We will consider Leviticus 18:6-18:

6 “‘No man among you is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am Jehovah.

7 ‘Do not dishonor your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.

8 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.

9 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.

10 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.

11 ‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister.

12 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s sister; she is your father’s close relative.

13 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, because she is your mother’s close relative.

14 ‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.

15 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.

16 ‘Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife; that would dishonor your brother.

17 ‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.

18 ‘Do not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.’”

And Jehovah concludes Leviticus Chapter 18 with strong warnings in the last two verses. Let us read this warning in Leviticus 18:29-30:

29 “In case anyone does any of all these detestable things, then the persons doing them must be cut off from among their people.

30 And you must keep your obligation to me not to carry on any of the detestable customs that have been carried on before you, that you may not make yourselves unclean by them. I am Jehovah your God.”

Jehovah God decreed this divine ruling in Leviticus 18:17:

“Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter.”

And Jehovah gives us the reason why it is forbidden to do so. He stated: “That is wickedness.” Jehovah made it vigorously clear that it is strictly forbidden for a man to have sexual relationship with both “a woman and her daughter.” If a man is forbidden to have sexual relation with the woman’s daughter (who is not even his own flesh and blood) on account of their close mother-daughter relationship, how much more so if she also happens to be his own biological daughter. Yet, this is allowed in Islam.

In the first place, according to the laws of Jehovah, sexual relationship outside the sacred marriage union is strictly forbidden. The strict obedience of this law will prevent the conceiving of any children out of the sacred union of marriage. Please read the following divine commandments in the Holy Bible:

Leviticus 18:20: “Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves, nor greedy persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit God’s kingdom.

Ephesians 5:3-5: Let fornication and perversion of every sort, or greediness not even be mentioned among you. This is not appropriate behavior for God’s holy people. Neither should there be shameful conduct nor foolish talking nor obscene jesting, things which are inappropriate, but rather the giving of thanks. For you know this, recognizing it for yourselves, that no fornicator or unclean person or greedy person – which means being an idolater – has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and of God.

No matter how a man begets a child, whether as a result of marriage, fornication or adultery it is still his child and therefore to engage in sexual relations with one’s own daughter is incest. This wicked teaching gives us one of the strongest reasons to reject Islam. This article exemplifies the perverted nature of Islam and shows how vastly superior the Holy Bible is in comparison to the Qur’an in terms of morality and ethics. Sexual intercourse between a father and daughter, a mother and son, or a brother and sister is universally forbidden. Yet, evidences from Islamic sources themselves prove that marriage between a father and his biological daughter is permitted in the Qur’an.

It is worthy to note that while discussing Incest with reference to marriage between parents and children and between brothers and sisters, the Encyclopedia Britannica (Micropedia, Vol. V, p. 323) stated:

Incest is universally condemned and usually greeted with horror.”

In another article the Encyclopedia Britannica (Macropedia, Vol. 10, p. 479) stated the following:

The nearest approach to a universal rule found in all known human cultures is the incest taboo the prohibition of sexual intercourse between a man and his mother, sister, daughter, or other specified kin.”

All known human cultures condemn incest with Islam being the only exception. If Muslims acknowledge Allah as the true God and Muhammad as a true prophet and Islam as the true religion, then they must also accept the wicked teaching of incest that is sanctioned in Islam as acceptable conduct. Can Muslims really accept a religion that punishes an innocent child for the sins of the parents? The following Hadith reveals the shocking discrimination of Muhammad against an innocent child.

Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 29, Hadith 3952:

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet said: The child of adultery is worst of the three.

Can you accept this insanity? How can an innocent child be judged as worst than the parents when it the parents who sinned and brought the child into this world? In other words, Muhammad is saying that the child is a greater sinner than the parents. This is Islam for you. The authorization of Incest in Islam may come as a shock for Muslims who are not familiar with the teachings of their own religion. We hope this article will serve as a wake-up call for them.

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THE QUR’AN DISQUALIFIES MUHAMMAD AS A PROPHET OF THE TRUE GOD

THE QUR’AN DISQUALIFIES MUHAMMAD AS A PROPHET OF THE TRUE GOD

There are way too many compelling reasons to invalidate Muhammad’s claim as a prophet of the true God. However, since the lives of more than a billion Muslims are at stake because of their erroneous believe that Muhammad is a prophet of God, we will use the Qur’an itself to prove why Muhammad simply cannot be a true prophet. It may come as a shocking surprise for Muslims to learn that both the Holy Bible and the Qur’an disqualify Muhammad as a prophet of the true God. Vital evidences will be provided in this article to show as to why according to the Qur’an itself, he simply cannot be a prophet of the true God. A prophet of the God of Abraham, he certainly is not. Consider now the evidences.

Centuries before the Qur’an came into existence, the Holy Bible speaks of the Covenant of Jehovah with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:

Exodus 2:24-25: “…and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So God looked on the sons of Israel and God took notice.”

2 Kings 13:23: “But Jehovah was gracious unto them and had compassion upon them and turned to them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

Psalms 105:7-10: “He is Jehovah our God. His judgement are in all the earth. He has remembered his covenant even forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, the covenant which he concluded with Abraham, And his sworn statement to Isaac, And which statement he kept standing as a statue even to Jacob, As an everlasting covenant to Israel.”

In harmony with the above stated Covenant, Surah 29:27 affirms that the Prophethood will remain in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Given below are four different translations of Surah 29:27.

Surah 29:27: And (as for Abraham), We bestowed upon him Isaac and (Isaac’s son) Jacob, and caused prophethood and revelation to continue among his offspring. (Asad)

And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the prophethood and the Scripture among his seed. (Pickthall)

And We granted him Ishaq and Yaqoub, and caused the prophethood and the book to remain in his seed. (Shakir)

And We bestowed Ishaq and Yaqub to him, and kept the Prophethood and the Book among his descendants. (Faridul Haque)

Surah 29:27 mentions that Prophethood and Scriptures came uniquely through the seed of Isaac and Jacob. It speaks of the prophetic office as having been entrusted to Isaac and Jacob and their descendants. And Allah also declared in the above Qur’anic verse, that the prophethood would “remain” in the lineage of Isaac and Jacob. In other words, anyone claiming to be a prophet of God must be born in the Prophetic Race.

Since the Qur’an states that prophethood belongs exclusively to the lineage of Isaac and Jacob, we must then ask whether Muhammad was born in the line of the prophets. In other words, was he born in the Prophetic Race? Muslims scholars claim that Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael. But Ishmael is entirely excluded in the prophetical line in Surah 29:27. If Allah intends to include Ishmael, his name would be placed before Isaac, as he was older than Isaac by fourteen years. But as it can be noted, Surah 29:27 completely omits any reference to Ishmael, raising the question as to why he was totally ignored if he was as important as Muslims claim him to be. Thus, the Qur’an clearly teaches that the prophetic line came through Isaac – not Ishmael.

If Muhammad is a descendant of Ishmael, then he cannot be a descendant of Isaac at the same time, given the fact that Ishmael and Isaac are half-brothers. Thus, it is evident that Muhammad is not a descendant of Isaac. As Muhammad was neither a Jew nor a descendant of Isaac and Jacob, this automatically disqualifies him as a prophet of God.

Since according to both the Bible and the Qur’an, all the true prophets came in the line of Abraham through Isaac, then Muhammad cannot be a prophet of the true God. In fact, this is in harmony with the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham in Genesis 17:21.

Genesis 17:21: “However, my covenant I shall establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this appointed time next year.”

If Ishmael rather than Isaac was chosen or included in the origin of the prophets, why was there only one alleged prophet from the line of Ishmael? Guess who that lone prophet was? Yes, it was Muhammad – a non-Israelite. The rest – Moses, Samuel, Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah, Jonah, Joel, Jesus and many others – were all Israelites. All these prophets were descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob just as it is sworn in Surah 29:27. Why did all these prophets come from the line of Isaac, with the exception of Muhammad who descended from Ishmael? Why was Ishmael’s name left out at the most significant moment when the Qur’an revealed the lineage of the prophethood? Did not Allah know that his greatest prophet would be born through the lineage of Ishmael? The following Surahs also concur with Surah 29:27.

Surah 45:16: And verily We gave the Children of Israel the Scripture and the Command and the Prophethood, and provided them with good things and favoured them above all peoples. (Pickthall)

Surah 2:47: “O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and how I preferred you to (all) creatures.” (Pickthall)

Further evidences in the Qur’an alluding to the fact that the prophethood belongs solely to the line of Isaac and Jacob are provided below:

Surah 19:49: So, when he had withdrawn from them and that which they were worshipping beside Allah. We gave him Isaac and Jacob. Each of them We made a Prophet. (Pickthall)

Surah 21:72-73: And We bestowed upon him Isaac, and Jacob as a grandson. Each of them We made righteous. And We made them chiefs who guide by Our command, and We inspired in them the doing of good deeds and the right establishment of worship and the giving of alms and they were worshippers of Us (alone). (Pickthall)

Once again, we can note that Ishmael is not mention in the above Qur’anic verses, whereas recognition is given to both Isaac and Jacob. Why did not Allah include Ishmael in these verses since Muslims claim that he is also a prophet of Allah? The Qur’an states that God gave Abraham a son and a grandson to live with him and made them both prophets. These two are the only ones mentioned as God’s gift to Abraham. While the Qur’an states that the Prophethood will come from Abraham, at the same instant, it consistently states that it will be through Isaac and Jacob. Thus, they are the roots – the ancestry from which the race of the prophets sprang. Hence, as far as Allah and the Qur’an are concerned, the only true prophets are those who are the descendants of Isaac or Jacob. There is an account concerning Joseph in the Qur’an that may be appropriate to be included here. Notice again the exclusion of Ishmael.

Surah 12:38: “And I (Joseph) have followed the religion of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It never was for us to attribute aught as partner to Allah. This is of the bounty of Allah unto us (the seed of Abraham) and unto mankind; but most men give not thanks.” (Pickthall)

The genealogy of Jesus going back all the way to Abraham is clearly recorded in the Holy Bible in Matthew 1:1-17:

The book of the history of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham: Abraham became father to Isaac; Isaac became father to Jacob; Jacob became father to Judah and his brothers; Judah became father to Perez and to Zerah by Tamar; Perez became father to Hezron; Hezron became father to Ram; Ram became father to Amminadab; Amminadab became father to Nahshon; Nahshon became father to Salmon; Salmon became father to Boaz by Rahab; Boaz became father to Obed by Ruth; Obed became father to Jesse; Jesse became father to David the king. David became father to Solomon by the wife of Uriah; Solomon became father to Rehoboam; Rehoboam became father to Abijah; Abijah became father to Asa; Asa became father to Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat became father to Jehoram; Jehoram became father to Uzziah; Uzziah became father to Jotham; Jotham became father to Ahaz; Ahaz became father to Hezekiah; Hezekiah became father to Manasseh; Manasseh became father to Amon; Amon became father to Josiah; Josiah became father to Jeconiah and to his brothers at the time of the deportation to Babylon. After the deportation to Babylon Jeconiah became father to Shealtiel; Shealtiel became father to Zerubbabel; Zerubabel became father to Abiud; Abiud became father to Eliakim; Eliakim became father to Azor; Azor became father to Zadok; Zadok became father to Achim; Achim became father to Eliud; Eliud became father to Eleazar; Eleazar became father to Matthan; Matthan became father to Jacob; Jacob became father to Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. All the generations, then, from Abraham until David were fourteen generations, and from David until the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon until the Christ fourteen generations.

Although Joseph is not the biological father of Jesus, Joseph, as the foster father of Jesus, certified the ancestry of Jesus from a legal perspective, whereas Mary his mother qualifies him from the biological position. Thus, Jesus was a descendant of Abraham both legally and biologically. While Jesus was clearly a descendant of Abraham through the lineage of Isaac and Jacob, Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael. Islam destroys its credibility by admitting that Muhammad did not come from the lineage of Isaac and Jacob – the Prophetic Race. Moreover, where is the genealogy of Muhammad in the Qur’an to link him to the religion of Abraham?

All true prophets of God must establish who they are. Every single one of the true prophets who were descendants of Isaac and Jacob came from families who were already worshippers of the true God. They all worshipped the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. As for Muhammad, his parents were Arab pagans and so were his grandparents. Additionally, Muhammad himself was a pagan until the time of his alleged “calling as a prophet” by Allah. Is it not strange that after choosing every single one of His prophets from families who were already true believers, God would now choose a pagan worshipper who came from a pagan family as his prophet? We do not think so. That is why it should not surprise us to find many pagan rituals in the religion of Islam. Muhammad incorporated them into the religion of Allah. Therefore, to accept Islam is to accept paganism and its lone stone-kissing prophet. And as the Qur’an itself testifies clearly in Surah 29:27, Muhammad simply cannot be a prophet of the true God.

Galatians 4:22-28: It is written that Abraham acquired two sons, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman; but the one by the slave woman was actually born in the manner of flesh, the other by the free woman through a promise…Now we, brothers, are children belonging to the promise the same as Isaac was.

WHAT IS THE “SEAL OF THE PROPHET”?

The Qur’an says that Muhammad is the “Seal of the Prophets” in the following verse:

Surah 33:40: “Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets.” (Pickthall)

Muslims use this verse to prove that Muhammad was the last in a series of prophets and that he was the culmination of the prophethood. However, the Hadith literature makes it very clear that when the Qur’an refers to the “Seal of the Prophets” being upon Muhammad, it refers to a large mole on his back.

It is simply beyond reason how the superstitious belief that people with notable physical abnormalities were chosen by God can be used as one of the evidences to validate Muhammad as the “Seal of the Prophets.” This proves that Islam came out of paganism and not from the true Abrahamic faith. Islam’s own references provide us with evidences of this fact. 

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 189:

Narrated By As Saib bin Yazid: My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs.” So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah’s blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the “Zir-al-Hijla” (means the button of a small tent, but some said ‘egg of a partridge.’ etc.)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 70, Number 574:

Narrated By As-Sa’ib: My aunt took me to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! My nephew is- ill.” The Prophet touched my head with his hand and invoked Allah to bless me. He then performed ablution and I drank of the remaining water of his ablution and then stood behind his back and saw “Khatam An-Nubuwwa” (The Seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders like a button of a tent.

Sahih Muslim is the second greatest work on the Hadith after Sahih Bukhari. It records the following:

THE FACT PERTAINING TO THE SEAL OF HIS PROPHETHOOD, ITS CHARACTERISTIC FEATURE, AND ITS LOCATION ON HIS BODY

Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Number 5790:

Jabir b. Samura reported: I saw the seal on his back as if it were a pigeon’s egg.

Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Number 5793:

Abdullah b. Sarjis reported: I saw Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and ate with him bread and meat, or he said Tharid (bread soaked in soup). I said to him: Did Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) seek forgiveness for you? He said: Yes, and for you, and he then recited this verse: “Ask forgiveness for thy sin and for the believing men and believing women” (xlvii. 19). I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of his shoulder having spots on it like moles.

And other well-known Hadiths support the above Islamic documentations.

Sunan of Abu Dawud, Book 32, Number 4071:

Narrated Qurrah ibn Iyas al-Muzani: “I came to the Apostle of Allah (pbuh) with a company of Muzaynah and we swore allegiance to him. The buttons of his shirt were open. I swore allegiance to him and I put my hand inside the collar of his shirt and felt the seal…”

Tarikh (History of) al-Tabari:

“….When Bahira saw this, he descended from his cell and sent the caravan a message inviting them all…. Finally he looked at Muhammad’s back,and saw the seal of prophethood between his shoulders….He replied….“I also recognize him by the seal of prophethood which is below the cartilage of his shoulders and which is like an apple.” (The History of al-Tabari: Muhammad at Mecca, translated and annotated by W. Montgomery Watt and M. V. McDonald, Volume VI, pp. 45, 46)

This same lying monk (Bahira) also said that he had seen the stones and the trees prostrating to Muhammad as he walked by. Muslims believe these incredible tales without wondering why many of the Arabs refused to accept Muhammad when he called them to Islam. Eventually, it was not the stones or the trees or the mole but the sword of Islam that converted these pagan Arabs.

Ibn Sa’d (A.H. 168-230), Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir:

Abd Allah Ibn Ja’far al-Raqqi informed us on the authority of ‘Ubayd Allah Ibn ‘Amr, he on the authority of ‘Abd al-Malik Ibn ‘Umayr, he on the authority of Iyad Ibn Laqit, he on the authority of Abu Rimthah; he said: I went to the Prophet, may Allah bless him, and a son of mine was with me. Then I said: O my son! This is the Prophet of Allah. When he (son) saw him, he began to tremble, out of reverence. When I arrived, I said, “O Apostle of Allah! I am a physician and belong to the family of physicians. My father was a noted physician during the Jahiliyyah (pre-Muhammad times) days; we are famous as physicians. So permit me (to treat) what is between your shoulders. If it is a wound, I shall operate on it and Allah will cure His Prophet.” Thereupon he said: There is no physician for it except Allah. It was like the egg of a dove. (Translated by S.M. Haq & H.K. Ghazanfar, Kitab Bhavan, New Delhi, India, 1972, Vol I (part 2), p. 503-506.)

The Seal of Prophets” turns out to be a physical deformity that needed medical treatment. However, the vast majority of Muhammad’s uneducated and superstitious followers believed it was a miraculous Seal of Muhammad’s prophethood. Muhammad took advantage of their ignorance and did not allow it to be removed.

Imagine, this large mole is the physical proof that Islam provides to claim that Muhammad was the Seal of the Prophets. It is simply beyond logic how this is supposed to be one of the proofs that is used by Muslims to convince people of Muhammad’s prophethood. Such ideas that give significance to moles can be found in the teachings of many pagan religions. Pagan teachings consider moles as significations of fate and reflections of the personality of an individual. They also believe that moles reveal the nature and destiny of a person. Moloesophy is a branch of astrology that deals with the study of moles. And the science of astrology is a science of the occult. Such beliefs are detestable to the true God and they are certainly not a part of his divine teachings.

Deuteronomy 18:10: “There should not be found in you…. anyone who looks for omens.”

To look for omens means to look for signs – such as a mole – that portend good or evil.

MUHAMMAD DISQUALIFIES HIMSELF AS A TRUE PROPHET

THE MURDER OF A PREGNANT MOTHER

Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Hadith Number 4348:

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet was informed about it.

He assembled the people and said: I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up. Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up. He sat before the Prophet and said: Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.

What cruelty! What injustice! Muhammad approved the killing of a pregnant mother and her unborn child just because the killer said that she had insulted him (Muhammad). What an evil man. This ruthless egotistic man claiming to be a prophet of God unjustly approved the murder of a pregnant woman just because someone said she insulted him. Will a true prophet of God condone the cold-blooded murder of a mother and her child? Does not the murder of an innocent child matter to him? A double murder has been committed and Muhammad did not even bother to investigate to ascertain whether this murderer was lying to escape punishment.

Let us now see how Jesus responded under an even more serious act of wrong committed against him. See how he reacted towards those who came to arrest him, which summarily resulted in his death by execution. Compare now the malicious hatred of Muhammad with the contrasting quality of outstanding love displayed by Jesus. When a great crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests came to arrest Jesus, one of the disciples of Jesus tried to defend him. Let us follow the narration of this account in the Bible:

Matthew 26:51: With that,one of the companions of Jesus drew out his sword and struck the slave of the high priest and took off his ear.

How did Jesus react?

Matthew 26:52-53: Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword. Do you think that I cannot call on to my Father to supply me at this moment more than twelve legions of angels?

Jesus did not condone the violent action of his disciple just because it was done to protect him. In fact, he rebuked the disciple for his rash action. More than that, he lovingly healed the injured ear of the very man who came with those who wanted to arrest him. Such is the love of Jesus Christ. Think, how strongly Jesus would have reacted, if his disciple had instead killed that man. If Jesus did not even approve the injuring of that man, would he condone the murdering of him? Never!

Luke 22:51: “And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.”

These are the hallmarks of a true Prophet of God. Christians are truly blessed for having Jesus as their spiritual guide. One who, by his very example, taught them the surpassing way of love.

AN OPEN LETTER TO SINCERE MUSLIMS

If you strongly believe that Muhammad can guide you to gain eternal salvation, please consider the following confessions of Muhammad in the Qur’an:

Surah 46:9: “Say: I am not the first of the apostles, and I do not know what will be done with me or with you: I do not follow anything but that which is revealed to me, and I am nothing but a plain warner.” (Shakir)

Surah 6:50: (Muhammad), tell them, “I do not claim to have all the treasures of God in my hands, nor to know the unseen, nor do I claim to be an angel. I follow only what is revealed to me (from God).” Say to them, “Are the blind and the seeing equal?” Why then do you not think? (Sarwar)

Surah 7:188: Say: I have no power over any good or harm to myself except as Allah wills. If I had knowledge of the unseen, I should have multiplied all good, and no evil could have touched me: I am only a Warner, and a bringer of glad tidings to those who have Faith (in Allah).” (S. V. Ahamed)

Surah 72:21 is even more damaging regarding your prospect of gaining salvation through this man whom you believe to be a prophet of God. Given below are two translations of this verse.

Surah 72:21: Say, “I possess no power to harm you, nor to guide you.” (Khalifa)

It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to the Right Path.” (Hilali-Khan)

Do you really understand the gravity of Muhammad’s statement when he said, “I possess no power to guide you” or “to bring you to the Right Path”? Is it not a prophet’s duty to guide the congregation of God to the “Right Path”? Can you now depend on this man to guide you to salvation? Would it be wise for you to do so?

However, regarding the guidance of Jesus, reflect carefully on what the Qur’an itself reveals about it in the following verse. Ponder how well Jesus must have guided his followers and continues to guide them through the teachings of the Holy Bible.

Surah 3:55: Behold! God said: O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee of the falsehoods of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection.” (Yusuf Ali, Original 1938)

Those who follow Jesus are Christians. And the Qur’an states very clearly that they will be made superior until “the Day of Resurrection.” The Day of Resurrection or Qiyamah will occur at the time of the end. This means that, according to the Qur’an, even at this very moment true Christians are in an exulted position as far their worship is concerned. If Christians are made superior until the Day of Resurrection as the Qur’an itself testifies, where do you think will be their final destination?

Coming back to Muhammad, not only was he unsure about the outcome of his or your salvation but he was also fearful about it.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 454:

Narrated Masruq:’Aisha said that a Jewess came to her and mentioned the punishment in the grave, saying to her, “May Allah protect you from the punishment of the grave.” ‘Aisha then asked Allah’s Apostle about the punishment of the grave. He said, “Yes, (there is) punishment in the grave.” ‘Aisha added,After that I never saw Allah’s Apostle but seeking refuge with Allah from the punishment in the grave in every prayer he prayed.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 459:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle used to invoke (Allah): “(O Allah) I seek refuge with you from the punishment in the grave and from the punishment in the Hell fire and from the afflictions of life and death, and the afflictions of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 455:

Narrated By Asma’ bint Abi Bakr: Allah’s Apostle once stood up delivering a sermon and mentioned the trial which people will face in the grave. When he mentioned that, the Muslims started shouting loudly.

Please reflect on the assurance that Muhammad gave his early followers. Muhammad left them with a very gloomy future threatening over them. Although Muhammad was unsure of the future, he was certain about one thing. The destiny of all Muslims – including yours.

Surah 19:71: It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to Hell. (Sarwar)

Dear Muslims this is the destination that Allah and Muhammad have left for you. Now consider the assurance that Jesus gave his disciples:

John 5:24: Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

John 14:6: Jesus said to him: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 11:25: Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.

John 6:40: For this is the will of my Father, that everyone that beholds the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him at the last day.”

Matthew 11:28: Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you.

And the Qur’an records with certainty the outcome of Muhammad and those who follow him:

Surah 39:30: “You Muhammad are destined to die and so are they.” (Al-Muntakhab)

Now consider the assurance that Jesus Christ gave his true followers in the Bible:

John 14:19: “Because I live, you will live also.”

While the Qur’an disqualifies Muhammad as a prophet, it however commands him to seek guidance from those who have been reading the Bible. And you should do the same.

Surah 10:94:So if you (O Muhammad SAW) are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed unto you….then ask those who are reading the Book (the Torah and the Gospel) before you.” (Hilali-Khan)

And what does the Bible advises you to do? It advises you to take in knowledge of Jehovah, the only true God and of his Son, Jesus Christ. The above Qur’anic verse is essentially conceding the fact that the Bible functions as the measurement for Muhammad to determine whether the Qur’an is true or not. It is stating that the Holy Bible functions as the criterion for Muhammad to determine whether the Qur’an is authentic or not. Yes, the Holy Bible functions as the arbitrator, determining whether Muhammad’s revelations are genuinely from God or not. This Qur’anic verse also shows that the Bible’s evidence is critical for the confirmation of the authenticity of the Qur’an. Therefore, according to the Qur’an itself, an understanding of the meaning of the Holy Bible is crucial for you to evaluate if the Qur’an is the Word of God or not. Read Surah 10:94 once again very carefully.

John 17:3: This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.

Muslims, please find the courage and the strength to leave this cult of death. Censure Muhammad for what he truly is – a false prophet. But more importantly, turn to Jehovah, the only true God. Only then you will have no dread regarding your salvation.

Isaiah 12:2: Behold! God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid; for Jehovah, even Jehovah is my strength and my might, and he became my salvation.”

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ISLAM SANCTIONS HONOR KILLING IN THE QUR’AN

ISLAM SANCTIONS HONOR KILLING IN THE QUR’AN

The term “Honor Killing” is defined as the “Premeditated murder of preadolescent or adolescent women by one or more male members of the immediate or extended family.”

Human Rights Watch defines Honor Killings” as follows:

Honor Killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family.

Honor Killing is the shocking cruelty committed by Muslims against their own family members. The perpetrators in every case are the family members. Honor Killings are a family collaboration. And the victims who are killed are either the daughter or sister or other blood related young women. The crime is usually carried out by the father, mother, brothers or uncles of the victims. The victims are killed or slaughtered in a cold-blooded manner. These barbaric killings occur only to save the honor of the family, and not for wealth or for any personal hostility.

Honor Killing is a manifestation of a global phenomenon among Muslims. It is an Islamic thing. It is practiced in all Islamic countries. The more religious the country, the more widespread is the practice of Honor Killing.

The following are some of the acts or behaviors by a Muslim woman or girl – actual or suspected – that can make her a target for Honor Killing:

  • Speaking with an unrelated man.

  • An extra-marital affair.

  • Refusal of forced marriage.

  • Marrying according to personal choice.

  • Becoming an innocent victim of rape.

  • Or even a rumor regarding pre-marital loss of virginity.

  • A woman who desires to leave her abusive husband.

  • A woman who bridge religious divides by engaging socially with other communities.

All these acts are supposed to stain or destroy the family honor. Therefore, family members kill the victim in order to remove the stain and protect the honor of the family. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that “dishonors” her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life. Of course, the above list is only partial and is not exhaustive. Some very conservative Muslim families consider even very trivial acts as conducts that brings dishonor to the family.

Killers are often given light sentences, sometimes with little or no jail term at all. In fact, in Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Syria, Libya, Kuwait, Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, the Gaza Strip, Tunisia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Somalia, little or no action is taken against the criminals. The killers mainly defend their act of murder by referring to the Qur’an and Islam. Family guardians will say that they are merely following the directives set down in their Islamic ethical beliefs.

Moreover, the practice of committing homicides in the name of honor has been legitimized by its enshrinement in Sharia Law as an excuse for murder. The Article 340 of the Jordanian Penal Code states:

He who catches his wife, or one of his female un-lawfully committing adultery with another, and he kills, wounds, or injures both of them, is excused and benefits from an exemption from penalty.”

Provisions such as Article 340 exist in many Arab countries’ Penal Codes. Therefore, the practice of murder in the name of honor also constitutes a grave barrier to a woman’s access to justice since honor is articulated as a valid defense for murder in many Arab Penal Codes. This in itself is a complete disregard for Article 2 (c) of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.

As usual, Muslim apologists argue that honor killing is a cultural vice and it is not Islamic. This claim is utterly false. If it were just a continuation of a pre-Islamic Arab cultural practice, then honor killing would be confined only amongst the Arab Muslims. Why is it, that both Jews and Christians living in the Muslim Middle East from time immemorial do not have the honor killing culture? However, honor killing is extensively practiced by Muslims who not Arabs. It is a common occurrence in countries like Pakistan. It has been reported that in Pakistan and in Jordan several hundreds of honor killing occur every year.

Then again, if it was a pre-Islamic Arab culture, why is Islam unable to eliminate the observation of this extremely evil act by its worshippers? The truth is that Islam incorporated many inhumane and uncivilized practices of the pagan society into its religion – practices which are now considered as the laws of Allah. Additionally, if it is cultural, why is this barbaric act not practiced by the Arab Christians? Why is that only Arab Muslims carry out this heinous act with regularity? The great majority of honor killings happen only amongst the Muslims. Only Muslims practice it because these honor killings get their support and encouragement from the unethical teachings of Islam. Let us now consider how the dictums of the Qur’an incite “Honor Killings.”

Surah 4:15: “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four (reliable) witness from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them. Or God ordain for them some (other) way.” (Yusuf Ali)

In the above verse, Allah gives Muslim men the right to imprison for life their women (female family members) whom they believe to be “guilty of lewdness.” It is left to them to decide what constitutes lewdness. Thus, Muslims find support in this Qur’anic verse to take the law into their own hands to punish those who are guilty – actual or suspected. The life-long house arrest enforced on the woman is nothing but a severe form of capital punishment. Is not locking up a woman till she dies a type of honor killing on the installment? The enforcement of these punishments of Allah is usually carried out by the father, elevating him to the position of the law. Failure to do so will bring shame upon him in the eyes of the Muslim community. He has to act to remove that shame. But, the Qur’anic authorization does not stop at just imprisonment.

Surah 4:89: They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing as they: But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them.” (Yusuf Ali)

According to the Qur’an, those who became Muslims and then renegades or deserts the religion of Islam is be killed. The greatest threat to apostates in the Muslim world comes not from the state, but from private individuals. In fact, it is the duty of all faithful Muslims to kill apostates. Yet again, we can see that Allah has given individual Muslims the right to act as executioners.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 260:

Narrated Ikrima: Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn ‘Abbas, who said, “Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, ‘Don’t punish (anybody) with Allah’s Punishment.’ No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’

In Islam, not only Muslims who leave Islam are considered as apostates but also those whose behavior goes contrary to the teachings of the Qur’an may be considered as such. Muhammad even had a man executed for consuming alcohol.

Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 38, Number 4467:

Narrated Mu’awiyah ibn AbuSufyan: The Prophet said: If they (the people) drink wine, flog them, again if they drink it, flog them. Again if they drink it, kill them.

Therefore, individuals who act contrary to the teachings of Islam can place themselves in the danger of being viewed as apostates. Some honor killings are executed for seemingly minor infractions such as a young woman’s refusal to wear the hijab or her desire to wear makeup. Thus, even discarding the Islamic dress code can be dangerous for some. Many young Muslim women were killed just for wanting to conform to a Western lifestyle. This rationalization for honor killing is known as Westernization. (Chester, Phyllis. “Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings.” p. 6.).

A woman’s right to autonomy over her own body is a right that Muslim perpetrators of honor killings do not recognize. A Muslim woman’s body is considered the property of her father, husband or other male relatives. The mindset that Islam has created has much to do with honor killing practices. Had it been considered as an un-Islamic practice, we would have seen strict Muslim nations prohibiting such cruel practice by Sharia law. But, we do not find that to be so.

Although the crime carries the word “honor,” these crimes are anything but honorable. They are merely justified by the perpetrator and the wider Muslim community, in the name of honor. There is a pattern of gender hierarchy in Islam that culminates in the violence against Muslim women. This kind of cruel killings to save family honor had happened in the past, it is still happening and will continue to happen in Muslim families. Honor killings will exist as long as Islam exists. One study reveals that although Sikhs and Hindus do sometimes commit such murders, worldwide, 91 percent of perpetrators were Muslims. While others act on their own, the Muslims’ action is motivated religiously.

Of course, Muslims will deny and dishonestly claim that honor killing is not Islamic. And to deceivingly validate their case, they argue that the Qur’an does not directly mention anything about honor killing. The fact is that there are many other things which a Muslim practices that are also not mentioned in the Qur’an. For example, stoning to death for adultery is not mentioned directly in the Qur’an, yet the practice of stoning to death by the decree of the Islamic court can be found in strict Islamic countries.

The honest truth is that the murderers in honor killing are primarily influenced by Islamic ethics and directives set down in the Islamic ethical beliefs and principles. It is because of these Islamic elements of support, we find that the perpetrators of this crime are left off easily in strict Islamic government where they reside. And also because of this support, strict Islamic government find themselves unable to take steps to enact any criminal law to ban the barbaric slaughtering of innocent girls by their family members. In spite of all the evidences proving to the contrary, Islamists will still say that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam. This is just the same as when they say that “Islamic terrorism” has nothing to do with the so called peaceful religion of Islam. Honor killing can be stopped only when Muslims come to terms with the truth that it is a practice that is sanctioned in Islam. As long as Muslims continue to deny, minimize, or obfuscate the problem, women will continue to be killed.

Muslim leaders claim that honor killing is not based on religion but culture. As stated earlier, this is a blatant lie. However, even if we allow for the claim that Islam is not responsible for the practice of honor killing,then it only goes on to show that Islam is a failed system. It shows that even after 1,400 years of the coming of religion of Islam, it could not prevent the influence of culture on its adherents. It shows that Islamic doctrines are not strong enough to overcome this cultural gender backwardness that calls for the killing of women. Does not this demonstrate that Islam in reality supports a barbaric tribal Arabian culture that calls for the oppression of women? 

If it is true that it is cultural, where then are these pagans who continue to promote and influence their cultural practice on every new generation of Muslims? None. Such peoples, tribes and nationalities do not exist today. Without the existence of such outside culture to influence Muslims, can they put the blame on pre-Islamic culture? In absolute reality, the only people who promote this backward barbaric practice of honor killing are Muslims themselves. Muslims are the only people in the world who believe in saving their family by destroying their family.

The relation between Islam and honor killings is more connected to the religious influence on the practice of honor murders than Muslims are willing to admit. Even if honor killing originated in pre-Islamic Arab tribalism, it has long since been incorporated into Islamic society whereby it has become common throughout the Muslim world. Also, the refusal of Islamic authorities to unambiguously denounce honor killings proves that this practice does not contradict the spirit of Islam. Contrary to such denial by Muslims, the evidences demonstrate that Islamic orthodoxy generally condones the practice, whilst not explicitly recommending it openly.

An outstanding evidence in point is the Umdat Al-Salik (“Reliance of the Sojourner”). It is an Arabic manual on Islamic law (Sharia), certified as a most reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, which is the most prominent and authoritative institute of Islamic jurisprudence in the Muslim world. This manual, composed in the 14th century, states:

“…retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation”is“a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.”(‘Umdat al-Salik, Section 01.1-2)

Thus, parents who murder their son/daughter for the sake of “honor,” whether owing to issues of chastity, apostasy and the like, incurs no penalty under Sharia. In other words, a parent who murders his or her child for the sake of honor is not penalized under Islamic law. The Umdat Al-Salik is by no means an irrelevant or outdated document. Its rulings, including those on the subject of retaliation for murder, are legally binding and not subject for debate by Muslims.

There is an interesting account in the Qur’an that lays the theological groundwork for honor killings. The narrative tells of Moses encountering a man with “special knowledge” who does things which do not seem to make sense on the surface, but are then justified according to the explanation given later by this man. One such action is the murder of a youth for no apparent reason. However, the so-called wise man later explains that it was feared that the boy would grow up to “grieve” his parents by “disobedience and ingratitude.” Thus, he was killed so that Allah could now replace them with a “better son.” Please read the narration in the following Qur’anic verses:

Surah 18:65-81: Then they found one from among Our servants whom We had granted mercy from Us and whom We had taught knowledge from Ourselves. Moses said to him: Shall I follow you on condition that you should teach me right knowledge of what you have been taught? He said: Surely you cannot have patience with me and how can you have patience in that of which you have not got a comprehensive knowledge? Moses said: If Allah pleases, you will find me patient and I shall not disobey you in any matter. He said: If you would follow me, then do not question me about any thing until I myself speak to you about it… So they went on until, when they met a boy, he slew him.Moses said:Have you slain an innocent person otherwise than for manslaughter? Certainly you have done an evil thing. He said: Did I not say to you that you will not be able to have patience with me? Moses said: If I ask you about anything after this, keep me not in your company; indeed you shall have then found an excuse in my case…He said: This shall be separation between me and you; now I will inform you of the significance of that with which you could not have patience…And as for the boy, his parents were believers and we feared lest he should make disobedience and ingratitude to come upon them: So we desired that their Lord might give them in his place one better than him in purity and nearer to having compassion. (Shakir)

The above Qur’anic verses lay the foundation for honor killings. These verses explicitly show that Allah condones the killing of a child just for the thought that the child would commit disobedience and ingratitude in the future. It goes even further in stating that the parents might be given a “better son” than the one they had before by Allah.  This is the justification in Islam for honor killings. The bottom line is Allah rewards those parents who dispose their child through murder for becoming un-Islamic.

Since the servant of Allah in this account was supposedly gifted with special knowledge, he killed the boy before he could dishonor his family. The man feared that the boy would bring shame on his family, hence the preemptive murder. Just think, this servant of Allah did not even wait for the actual act of dishonor to occur before killing the boy. And Moses had to learn “right knowledge” from this preemptive murderer.

However, since normal Muslims do not possess special gifts of any kind, they would not know how a child would turn out in the future. Hence, they have to wait until they perceive some kind of misconduct that they may judge as bringing dishonor to the family, and then they have all the right to eliminate the child. The above Qur’anic verses testify that if parents have sufficient reasons to believe that their child is deviating from the religion, they can kill that child with Allah’s blessing. Like Moses, they too have to learn from the preemptive murderer. So, when Muslims tells you that honor killings are not condoned in Islam it means one of the following: One, they do not know their own religion. Two, they are lying.

Compare now the above Qur’anic account with the parable Jesus gave in the Holy Bible that illustrates how Jehovah deals with a wayward son. See the compassionate feelings of the true Creator in contrast to Allah the impostor.

Luke 15:11-32: Then he said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the part of the property that falls to my share.’ Then he divided his means of living to them. Later, after not many days, the younger son gathered all things together and traveled abroad into a distant country, and there squandered his property by living a debauched life. When he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred throughout that country, and he started to be in need. He even went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to herd swine. And he used to desire to be filled with the carob pods which the swine were eating, and no one would give him anything.

When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many hired men of my father are abounding with bread, while I am perishing here from famine! I will rise and journey to my father and say to him: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Make me as one of your hired men.”’ So he rose and went to his father. While he was yet a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was moved with pity, and he ran and fell upon his neck and tenderly kissed him. Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Make me as one of your hired men.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quick! Bring out a robe, the best one, and clothe him with it, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fattened young bull, slaughter it and let us eat and enjoy ourselves, because this my son was dead and came to life again; he was lost and was found.’ And they started to enjoy themselves.

Now his older son was in the field; and as he came and got near the house he heard a music concert and dancing. So he called one of the servants to him and inquired what these things meant. He said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father slaughtered the fattened young bull, because he got him back in good health.’ But he became wrathful and was unwilling to go in. Then his father came out and began to entreat him. In reply he said to his father, ‘Here it is so many years I have slaved for you and never once did I transgress your commandment, and yet to me you never once gave a kid for me to enjoy myself with my friends. But as soon as this your son who ate up your means of living with harlots arrived, you slaughtered the fattened young bull for him.’ Then he said to him, ‘Child, you have always been with me, and all the things that are mine are yours; but we just had to enjoy ourselves and rejoice, because this your brother was dead and came to life, and he was lost and was found.’”

There is hope in Christianity for a wayward person to come to his or her senses and repent from their wrong ways. But Allah’s teachings in the Qur’an shows us that even the very thought of a child bringing shame in the future is sufficient grounds to issue the death sentence on the child. 

Another Qur’anic verse that contributes to honor killing is Surah 4:34:

Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and as to those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great. (Shakir)

This verse states that men are in charge of women, being their protectors and maintainers. What happens if they fail in their duty to keep their women within the dictates of Islam? What if the women are simply unwilling to comply? The pressure is then turned on the men, by the Muslim community, to control the wives and daughters entrusted to them. Thus, in order to keep the honor of the family, be it for cultural or religious reasons, the strain becomes so great that murder seems to be the only answer. Moreover, if wife-beating is permitted in Islam, can honor killings be far behind? If a Muslim husband is permitted by Allah to beat his disobedient wife in order to chastise her, just think what would a Muslim father do to chastise his rebellious daughter?

For the “rationale” behind honor killings, we need to look no further than the Qur’an.

Surah 33:60-62: If the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease and the agitators in the city do not desist, We shall most certainly set you over them, then they shall not be your neighbors in it but for a little while; Cursed: wherever they are found they shall be seized and murdered, a horrible murdering. Such has been the course of Allah with respect to those who have gone before; and you shall not find any change in the course of Allah. (Shakir)

Hypocrisy (Nifaaq in the Arabic language) means “double-facedness.” It means a contradiction between one’s apparent and hidden self. Apparently the person is a believer but the inner self of the person is in disbelief. Hypocrisy is categorized as:

(1) Hypocrisy against Allah regarding actual faith.

(2) Hypocrisy with Allah regarding the necessities of faith.

Thus, the term “hypocrites” in the Qur’an refers both to all those who renegade from Islam and also to those who deliberately fail to conform to Islamic rulings and regulations while claiming to be Muslims.

In the minds of the victim’s family, the daughter is now viewed similarly as an apostate when she refuses to follow the dictates of Islam – opting for Westernization or refusing an arranged marriage or running away from an abusive home to gain freedom. Tragically, she has to pay the Islamic price for her disobedience to Sharia law. Family relationship has no meaning under such circumstances and it was not allowed to stand in the way of Allah:

Surah 58:22: “You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the latter day befriending those who act in opposition to Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their own fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk.” (Shakir)

And to the above list we can add “wives, daughters and sisters.” But what about Christianity? How does it handle willful wrongdoers? During the 1st century, the Corinthian Christian congregation faced the situation of a man who unrepentantly practiced fornication. His conduct threatened not only the purity of the Christian congregation and it also became a scandal even among nonbelievers. Hence, God rightly directed that the man be removed from the congregation. This act of removing an unrepentant sinner is known as “disfellowshipping” in Christian terminology. The person is not killed, but is removed from the Christian congregation. As such, he is no longer viewed as a fellow-believer.

1 Corinthians 5:11-13: But now I am writing you to quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard or an extortioner, not even eating with such a man. For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Do you not judge those inside, while God judges those outside? “Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.”

That discipline had a good effect. The congregation was protected from a corrupting influence, and the sinner was brought to his senses and to sincere repentance. On the basis of the man’s works befitting repentance, the man was later reinstated to the Christian congregation:

2 Corinthians 2:6-8: This rebuke given by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary now, you should kindly forgive and comfort him, that somehow such a man may not be swallowed up by his being overly sad. Therefore I exhort you to confirm your love for him.

Till today, the Bible-based practice of disfellowshipping unrepentant wrongdoers has served to keep God’s holy name clear of reproach. It has also served to keep his congregation clean and pure, protecting the fine reputation of his people. However, one of the main purposes of disfellowshipping is also to cause the sinner to wake up and hopefully to repent and turn around. As for those who continue to remain unrepentant after having been disfellowshipped, they are considered as no part of the Christian congregation as long as they continue in their sinful course. However, Christians are never commanded to kill them. And this also applies to any Christian family members who turn aside from the Christian faith. Unlike Islam, there is absolutely no justification for honor killings in Christianity. The Christian Bible does not allow this.

Muslims who practice honor killing are directly motivated or influenced by the leading of the Qur’an. Hence they are able to commit “honor killing” with impunity, exultantly and with ample satisfaction that they are following the strict Islamic ethical code to guard chastity, as Islam repeatedly cautioned Muslims to guard their women’s chastity. Islam borrowed these inhumane practices of the pagan society and incorporated them in Allah’s laws.

Honor killing is the ultimate betrayal. The reason why Muslims try to push the blame on culture and deny that honor killing is incited by Islam is because deep inside they know that no decent religion would want to be labeled with honor killing. For Muslims to deny the fact that many incidents of honor killings are conducted by Muslim fathers, sons and brothers, and that many victims are Muslim women, is to exercise intellectual dishonesty. Honor killings take place because Muslims have been convinced by Islam that the burden of their family’s honor is vested in the virginity of their daughters and sisters. Muslims acknowledge that according to Sharia law, a woman who has consensual sex with a man outside marriage deserves to be lashed in public or stoned to death. These rulings in Islam motivate Muslim men to take the law into their own hands. And by extension, any conduct that is deemed as un-Islamic and that embarrasses the family is also dealt likewise.

LET THE RECORDS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

A June 2008 report by the Turkish Prime Ministry’s Human Rights Directorate said that in Istanbul alone there was one honor killing every week, and reported over 1,000 during the previous five years. It added that metropolitan cities were the location of many of these, due to growing Kurdish immigration to these cities from the East. (Source: Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2008-09-27).

The Palestinian Authority, using a clause in the Jordanian penal code still in effect in the West Bank, exempts men from punishment for killing a female relative if she has brought dishonor to the family. According to UNICEF, in 2000 two-thirds of all killings in the Palestinian territories were honor killings. (UNICEF, Executive Director targets violence against women. UNICEF, 7 March 2000).

The lawyer and human rights activist Hina Jilani says, “The right to life of women in Pakistan is conditional on their obeying social norms and traditions.” (“PAKISTAN, Honour killings of girls and women.” Amnesty International, Archived from the original on June 5, 2008.) In 2005 the average annual number of honor killings for the whole of Pakistan was stated to be more than 10,000 per year. (Sohail Warraich, “‘Honour Killings’ and the Law in Pakistan”). In many cases in Pakistan, one of the reasons honor killing cases never make it to the courts, is because, according to some lawyers and women’s right activists, Pakistani law enforcement do not get involved. Under the encouragement of the killer, police often declare the killing as a domestic case that warrants no involvement.

The above reports are only a tiny example of the admission of the reality of Honor Killing in the Muslim world.

THE SAD REALITY

The examples provided below are only a minute fraction of the honor killings that goes on in the Muslim world. Please do not view these reports as mere statistics but sense the utterly agonizing sufferings that these poor girls had go through before they ultimately breathe their last.

  • In 2008 a woman was killed in Saudi Arabia by her father for “chatting” to a man on Facebook. The killing became public only when a Saudi cleric referred to the case, not to condemn it but to criticize Facebook for the strife it caused. (Source: London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-09-27).

  • In 2010 a 16-year-old Kurdish girl was buried alive by relatives for befriending boys in Southeast Turkey; her corpse was found 40 days after she went missing. (Source: AFP. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-06-25).

  • Two months ago, when she tried to run away yet again, Kina (father of the girl) grabbed a kitchen knife and an ax and stabbed and beat the girl (his daughter) until she lay dead in the blood-smeared bathroom of the family’s Istanbul apartment. He then commanded one of his daughters-in-law to clean up the mess. When his two sons came home from work 14 hours later, he ordered them to dispose of the 5-foot-3 corpse, which had been wrapped in a carpet and a blanket. The girl’s head had been so mutilated, police said, it was held together by a knotted cloth.”  

  • Kifaya Husayn, a 16-year-old Jordanian girl, was lashed to a chair by her 32-year-old brother. He gave her a drink of water and told her to recite an Islamic prayer. Then he slashed her throat. Immediately afterward, he ran out into the street, waving the bloody knife and crying, ‘I have killed my sister to cleanse my honor.’ Kifaya’s crime? She was raped by another brother, a 21-year-old man. Her judge and jury? Her own uncles, who convinced her eldest brother that Kifaya was too much of a disgrace to the family’s honor to be allowed to live. The murderer was sentenced to fifteen years, but the sentence was subsequently reduced to seven and a half years.”   

  • A 25-year-old Palestinian who hanged his sister with a rope: ‘I did not kill her, but rather helped her to commit suicide and to carry out the death penalty she sentenced herself to. I did it to wash with her blood the family honor that was violated because of her and in response to the will of society that would not have had any mercy on me if I didn’t. Society taught us from childhood that blood is the only solution to wash the honor.’”

  • In Pakistan, Samia Sarwar, 29, mother of two boys aged 4 and 8, was shot dead in lawyer Hina Jillani’s office by a bearded man accompanying her mother and uncle. ‘He’s my helper, I can’t walk,’ said the mother, when Hina told the two men to get out. As the mother went to sit down in front of Hina’s desk, and Samia stood up from her chair, the bearded man whipped out a pistol from his waistcoat and shot Samia in the head, killing her instantly.”

  • Abu Qash, Palestine: Amira Abu Hanhan Qaoud (mother of 9 children) killed her daughter ‘Rofayda Qaoud’ who had been raped by her brothers and was impregnated. Armed with a plastic bag, razor and wooden stick, Qaoud entered her sleeping daughter’s room last Jan. 27, 2003. “Tonight you die, Rofayda,” she told the girl, before wrapping the bag tightly around her head. Next, Qaoud sliced Rofayda’s wrists, ignoring her muffled pleas of “No, mother, no!” After her daughter went limp, Qaoud struck her in the head with the stick. The 43-year-old mother of nine said. “I had to protect my children. This is the only way I could protect my family’s honor.”

  • A 23 year old Rania Arafat, whose plight was broadcast live on national TV in Jordan. Rania was promised to her cousin as a very young child. Rania repeatedly told that she doesn’t love him and she is in love with someone else. She pled with her family to allow her to marry her lover, instead. She ran away twice, including two weeks before her forced marriage. She wrote to her mother and pled for forgiveness and understanding. Her parents promised that she would not be harmed and she could return home. On Aug. 19, 1997, Rania returned home. The same night, her younger brother, Rami, shot her five times in the head and chest, killing her immediately. Her youngest brother was chosen to commit the murder not only to allow his defense to find protection under the laws protecting so-called honor crimes, but also because he was a juvenile. Rami served six months in jail for his crime.”

  • Amal, another Arab woman and victim of honor killing was a run away because she insisted on her independence. Her family said that they were ashamed because of that and the gossip of neighbors. One night, when she returned home and went to sleep, her brother accompanied by Amal’s father, strangled her. He said: “I strangled her. She didn’t fight back. I recited the ‘Holy Koran’ as she was dying… it took a few minutes and she was dead.” He and his father were both given light sentences.

  • Death of Aqsa Pervez: A reflection on Muslim-Pakistanis-Honor killing in Canada, December 16, 2007: A young Mississauga teenager (16-year old) Aqsa Pervez, was killed by her father last week who later called the police and confessed. Mohammad Pervez is now in police custody and his case hearings have begun. The young girl was killed by strangulation for her refusal to wear the hijab.

  • Texas manhunt on for father of slain his two girls (January 3, 2008) Texas authorities continued a manhunt today for an Egyptian-born taxi driver accused of murdering his two teenage daughters. Yaser Abdel Said, 50, was wanted on a warrant for capital murder after police say he shot the girls Tuesday and left them to die in his taxi, which was found parked in front a hotel in Las Colinas, a suburb north of Dallas. Police said Mr. Said should be considered armed and dangerous. Friends of Amina Yaser Said, 18, and Sarah Yaser Said, 17, described the girls to the Dallas Morning News as “extremely smart — like geniuses,” saying the slain sisters had been enrolled in advanced placement classes and were active in soccer and tennis at suburban Lewisville High School. Family and friends told reporters that the girls’ Westernized lifestyle caused conflict with their Muslim father, who immigrated from Egypt in the 1980s.

The above reported cases are only the tip of the iceberg. Muslims can deny all they want, but the record shows that Islam is a failed religious system. Even if Muslims were to falsely claim that Islam is against honor killings, it only serves to prove the ineffectiveness of Islam. It shows that Islam lacks the moral fortitude of that of a true religion to stop this barbaric practice from happening from the time it began in the dark cave of Hira. Thus, Islam is false. Ironically, Muslims are taught to believe that they are the best among mankind:

Surah 3:110: “You are the best of the nations raised up for the benefit of men; you enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and believe in Allah.” (Shakir)

But the record shows otherwise. Islam simply cannot be God’s true religion. Allah simply cannot be the true God. And Muhammad is without doubt a false prophet. The fruitage of Islam is rotten to the core. It produces worthless fruits. But more than that, it produces murderers.

Matthew 7:17-18: Likewise every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit; a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neither can a rotten tree produce fine fruit.

John 8:44: “You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer when he began.”

James 2:10-11: For whoever observes all the Law but makes a false step in one point, he has become an offender against them all. For he who said: “You must not commit adultery,” said also: “You must not murder.” If, now, you do not commit adultery but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of law.

It would be of great benefit to Muslims to know the meaning of the Holy Bible.

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