What’s Wrong With Islam & Muslims?

An updated version of the original blog post entitled: “What’s Wrong
With Islam/Muslims”, with repaired links to ahadith & tafsir and
new links added to ayat & Shari’ah for greater clarity and

This labor of love was undertaken as a direct result
of increased blog trafic resulting from an inaccurate assertion about
this blog’s ownership & management. Seeing that rarely visited
pages were receiving hits from the new visitors, I decided to update
this popular post and give it its own page so that visitors to the home
page can easily find it.

Update 07/08/12:

Recent changes to an external site broke links to Reliance of the Traveller.  If they break again, try this alternative source:


wrong with Islam?

Islam is aggressively violent, by
design; irreparably. I quote Islamic law.[Emphasis added for clarity.]

for subsequent times,
there are two possible states in respect to non-Muslims.The first is when they
are in their own countries, in which case jihad (def: o9.8) is a
communal obligation, and this is what our author is speaking of when he
says, “Jihad is a communal obligation,” meaning
upon the Muslims each year
.[Reliance of
the Traveller,
Book O9.1]

Jihad is something  Muslims
must do against non-Muslims every year. Exactly what is it?

O9.0: Jihad [Emphasis

means to war against non-Muslims
, and is
etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.

What is its practical application?

The Objectives of Jihad

caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…


caliph fights all other peoples 
until they
become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book,…

How does that apply to the United States of America?

Between  1779 and 1815, the Barbary pirates were attacking
America’s merchant marine, seizing boats, enslaving their crews and
stealing cargo. They demanded payment of tribute for safe passage.


1786 Jefferson and John Adams went to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy to
London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman or (Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman
Adja). They asked him by what right he extorted money and
took slaves
Jefferson reported to Secretary of State John Jay, and to the Congress:

ambassador answered us that
[the right] was founded on the Laws of the
Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all
nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that
it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could
be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and
that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure
to go to heaven
. [3]

Allah said:

8:39. And fight
them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e.
worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all
be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]….

against those
who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid
that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those
who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people
of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with
willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Muhammad said:

“I have
been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to
be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers,
face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and
property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them
except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.”

 Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8,
Number 387

Caliph Umar’s general told the Persians:

…Our Prophet, the Messenger of
our Lord, has ordered
us to fight
you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e.
tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:– “Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred),
shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never
seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master.”
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53,
Number 386

Compare the answer of Sidi Haji
Abdrahaman to Bukhari4.53.386:

  • ordered
    us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya
  • that
    it was their right and duty to make war upon them
  • Whoever
    amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise

    • every
      Mussulman (or Muslim) who should
      be slain in battle was sure
      to go to heaven
  • whoever
    amongst us remain alive, shall become your master

    • to
      make slaves of all they could take
      as prisoners.

Compare what Allah said to what Moe said:

  • fight them
  • Fight against those who
    • I have
      been ordered to fight the people

Compare Reliance of the Traveller, Book
O, Chapter 9, paragraph 8 to Rodwell’s translation of 9:29:


Wrong With Muslims?

If they believe and are faithful, they obey Allah’s commands by joining
the Jihad, striving hard with their lives and their wealth. If not
called to fight, they support Jihad with Zakat. How did the Holy Land
Foundation raise $13M for Hamas?

8:2.  The believers
are only those who
when Allâh is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His
Verses (this Qur’ân) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses)
increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);

49:15Only those are
the believers who

have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their
lives for the Cause of Allâh
. Those! They are
the truthful.

You who believe!
I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a 
painful torment.

That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ), and that you strive hard and fight
in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives
that will be better for you, if you but know!

(If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into
Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of
‘Adn ­ Eternity [‘Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great

61:13. And also
(He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help
from Allâh (against your enemies)
and a near victory
. And give glad tidings (O
Muhammad ) to the believers.

What is the relationship between Allah & Muslims?

9:111. Verily, Allâh
has purchased of the believers
their lives and their properties
; for the price
that theirs shall be the ParadiseThey fight in
Allâh’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed.

It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah)
and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’ân. And who is truer to his
covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have
concluded. That is the supreme success .

  • They
    fight in Allâh’s Cause, so they
    kill (others) and are killed.

what Muslims do; they kill.  That’s what’s wrong with Muslims:
they worship and obey a bloodthirsty demon who commands them to

What’s more, they earn Brownie Points by taking any step to injure or
enrage us i.e.: terror attacks.

  • 9:120.
    It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the
    neighbourhood to remain behind Allâh’s Messenger (Muhammad  when
    fighting in Allâh’s Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer
    their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst
    nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers
    nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their
    credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, Allâh wastes not the
    reward of the Muhsinûn

    •  (V.9:120) Muhsinûn: Doers of
      good, i.e. those who perform good
      deeds totally for Allâh’s sake only without any show-off or to gain
      praise or fame, etc., and they do them in accordance with the Sunnah(legal ways) of Allâh’s
      Messenger, Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم.

      [3] (V.9:121)a) Islâm demolishes all the previous
      evil deeds and so do migration (for Allâh’s sake) and Hajj(pilgrimage to
      Makkah). (Sahih MuslimVol.1, Chapter 52, Page 18)b) What is said regarding the superiority
      of a person who embraces Islâm sincerely.

      Abu Sa‘îd Al-Khudrî رضي الله عنه: Allâh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم
      said, “If a person embraces Islâm sincerely, then Allâh shall forgive
      all his past sins, and after that starts the settlement of accounts:
      the reward of his good deeds will be ten times to seven hundred times
      for each good deed, and an evil deed will be recorded as it is unless
      Allâh forgives it.” (Sahih Al-BukhariVol.1, HadithNo.

      Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه : Allâh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
      “If anyone of you improves (follow strictly) his Islâmic religion, then
      his good deeds will be rewarded ten
      times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a bad deed
      will be recorded as it is.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.1,Hadith No.4DB)

      footnote; bold & links added.]


  • I have Muslim
    friends; nice people, well behaved.

    • Muslims are explicitly commanded, in several ayat, not to
      befriend Kuffar. I will cite one of them.
    • 60:1. O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e.
      disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as
      friends, showing affection towards them
      while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e.
      Islâmic Monotheism, this Qur’ân, and Muhammad ), and have driven out
      the Messenger (Muhammad ) and yourselves (from your homeland) because
      you believe in Allâh your Lord! If you have come forth to strive in My
      Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers
      and polytheists, etc., as your friends). You show friendship to them in
      secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal.
      And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has
      gone (far) astray, (away) from the Straight Path
  • Most
    Muslims don’t engage in Jihad.

    • Yet.
      They haven’t been called by their Imam or Mullah. The Ummah is large
      and the battlefronts are relatively small. Once a sufficient number
      have answered the call, the rest are relieved unless an emergency

      • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52,
        Number 311
        Ibn ‘Abbas:The
        Prophet said, on the day of the Conquest of Mecca, “There is no
        migration (after the Conquest), but Jihad and good intentions, and when you are called for
        Jihad, you
        should immediately respond to the cal
      • Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2497:Narrated
        AbuUmamah:The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who
        does not join the warlike expedition (jihad), or equip, or looks well
        after a warrior’s family when he is away, will be smitten by Allah with
        a sudden calamity. Yazid ibn Abdu Rabbihi said in his
        tradition: ‘before the Day of Resurrection”.
  • Jihad
    is an anachronism, only applicable to Moe’s lifetime.

    • Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526 Narrated
      Anas ibn Malik:The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said:
      Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person
      who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him
      unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from
      Islam for his any action; and jihad
      will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet
      until the day the last member of my community will fight with the
      Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any
      tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One
      must have faith in Divine decree.
    • Abu Dawud
      Book 23,
      Number 3455

      Abdullah ibn Umar:

      heard the Apostle of Allah, (peace_be_upon_him) say: When you enter into the inah
      transaction, hold the tails of
      oxen, are pleased with
      agriculture, and
      give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace
      prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your
      original religion.

Take a cold, clear eyed second look at
Abu Dawud 23.3455.

  • give
    up conducting jihad
    (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah
    will make disgrace prevail over you,

    • Allah will curse the Muslims if they abandon making war
      in favor of productive pursuits.
  • until
    you return to your
    original religion.

    • Jihad; making
      war is their religion!!!!!

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One Response to “What’s Wrong With Islam & Muslims?”

  1. Alta R. Yang Says:

    They sent a serious ultimatum to the chief of the disbelievers in al-Medina, Abdullah Ibn Ubai Ibn Sahul, ordering him to fight or drive out the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) from al-Medina. Otherwise, they would attack their city and destroy their people. However, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) cautioned Abdullah and his men from taking any cruel steps against the Muslims and as a result of his cowardice, Abdullah withheld his devilish plan. The disbelievers of Makkah also sent a note to the Ansaar (the Muslims of al-Medina who aided Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam)) threatening to put them to death if they helped the Prophet or defended him. But the Ansaar loved Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) more than their lives and therefore paid no heed to the threats.

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