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What’s Wrong With Islam & Muslims?

May 31, 2012

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
detail.

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:


http://www.shariahthethreat.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/reliance_of_the_traveller.pdf

What’s
wrong with Islam?

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

As
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?

Chapter
O9.0: Jihad [Emphasis
added]

(O:
Jihad
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?

O9.8:
The Objectives of Jihad

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

O9.9

The
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

In
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:

The
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 ]….

9:29.Fight
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:

Objections:

What’s
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.

61:10O
You who believe!
 Shall
I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a 
painful torment.

61:11.
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!

61:12.
(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
success.

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.

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

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.

      Narrated
      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.
      40A
      )

      Narrated
      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)

      [Translator’s
      footnote; bold & links added.]

Objections:

  • 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
      occurs
      .

      • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52,
        Number 311
        :Narrated
        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
        l.”
      • 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
      :

      Narrated
      Abdullah ibn Umar:

      I
      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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Exposing Islam through Refutation of Lies

July 4, 2009

Go Burn With Muhammad  does not draw many comments, so when a moderation notice is received, I take due notice. This blog post is my response to a comment by Carlisticeday. The post he commented on has been viewed 320 times since October 20, ’07.

The post begins with a quotation from Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9. The post continues with a brief explanation of the quotes and an outline of the nature of Islam, with links to its foundation in scripture and tradition.

Carlisticeday’s comment is reproduced here in block quote style & Ariel font; my responses to his points are interspersed in normal column width and Times Roman font. Unlike Akhter, Carlisticeday has written his own comment, I do not find any evidence of plagiarism in it.

What You Need to Know About Islam

Carlisticeday

Submitted on 2009/07/03 at 5:50pm

First of all, “Islam” doesn’t say or do anything – Muslims do. Ditto for Christianity.

Organized religions are fictional legal persons, governed by fallible men, who speak and act for them. Islam and Christianity have fundamental doctrines which define them and are codified in their respective canons of scripture. The doctrines of Islam, expressed in the Qur’an and exemplified in hadith are the subject of What You Need to Know About Islam.

Who in history made it a policy, indeed, a religious requirement to force people to believe as they believed or die horrible deaths by burning at the stake, torture, drowning, disembowelment and so on? Not Muslims, Christians.

Religions should be judged by their orthodox doctrines & practices, not by deviations therefrom. The Inquisition was a deviation from fundamental Christianity, not the standard.

In fact, the Qur’an explicitly forbids forced conversion, and it has been understood as such for centuries. Where is that in the Bible?

Moe revealed the Qur’an piece by piece between 610 and 622. It contains obvious situational scripture and conflicting ayat which are resolved by the science of naskh. Later revelations abrogate[2:102,16:101] earlier revelations with which they conflict. Al-Baqarah was #87 in sequence of revelation.

2:256. There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Tâghût and believes in Allâh, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

Surah Yunus was #51 in sequence of revelation.

10:99. And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad ) then compel mankind, until they become believers.

Surah Al-Anfal was #88 in sequence of revelation, therefore it is nasikh and 2:256 & 10:99 are mansukh: the more tolerant ayat have been abrogated.

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 ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

Fight them until…and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone….  Allah told Moe to fight pagans until all resistance ceased and only Allah was worshiped. How did Moe interpret that?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle 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.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

Ordered to fight until…then he is a Muslim…  Got a clue yet? For the interminably recalcitrant, I offer confirmation from Shari’ah: Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9, Paragraph 9.

O9.9

The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) ) (n: though according to the Hanafi school, peoples of all other religions, even idol worshippers, are permitted to live under the protection of the Islamic state if they either become Muslim or agree to pay the poll tax, the sole exceptions to which are apostates from Islam and idol worshippers who are Arabs, neither of whom has any choice but becoming Muslim (al-Hidaya sharh Bidaya al-mubtadi’ (y21), 6.48-49) ).

Islamic scripture, tradition & jurisprudence form a congruent pattern; they confirm and reinforce each other. Unfortunately, the terminally recalcitrant are blind to that pattern. Can you perceive it?  Unlike Moe, Jesus did neither preached nor practiced warfare.  Instead, he taught his disciples to use persuasion.

9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.

9:5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

(King James Bible, Luke)

Contrast that with the orders Moe gave to his generals in the field: Sahih Muslim  Book 019, Number 4294.

Prior to 1900, did Muslims living under Christian rule enjoy anything like the freedoms and protections of life and property that Christians did under Islamic rule in the Middle Ages? No, not by a long shot.

Let us examine Shari’ah to discover the freedoms and protections enjoyed by Christians under Islamic rule.

O11.5

Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:

-1- are penalized for committing adultery or theft, thought not for drunkenness;

-2- are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);

-3- are not greeted with “as-Salamu ‘alaykum”;

-4- must keep to the side of the street;

-5- may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;

-6- are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;

-7- and are forbidden to build new churches.

Do the Christian (or Jewish) scriptures provide in any way for these protections? No, on the contrary. Does the Qur’an? Yes, in fact it does.

At-Taubah 29 commands Muslims to make war upon Jews, Christians & Zoroastrians until they are subjugated and submit to annual extortion.

9:29. Fight 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.

At-Taubah 123 commands Muslims to fight the nearby Christians and treat them harshly.

9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2).

Furthermore, if “Islam” is such a violent religion, tell me, who has been responsible for the most death, mayhem, oppression, suffering and injustice in history, Muslims or Christians? There is simply no comparison: all the deaths in wars by Islamic states don’t come close to the deaths in WWII alone – a war essentially precipitated by and led on both sides by Christians…and we haven’t even begun to talk about the colonial period.

The wars of the 20th century were political and economic, not religious. Islam has a 1400 year track record, with 270 million victims.

Who depopulated North America so that they could own it all themselves? Not Muslims, Christians. Who enslaved millions in Central and South America for profit, and forced them to convert, to boot? Same answer.

Were the Conquistadors acting in accord with the teaching and example of Jesus Christ? Show me the Book, Chapter & Verse citations for Christ’s commands  to engage in conquest.

Who went around the world gobbling up everyone else’s resources and labor in the name of God and country? Who now refuses to take responsibility for any of the chaos, injustice and political unrest that has resulted from that?

Islam! These maps illustrate Islam’s spread by the sword.

Who supports the colonizer Zionist state at all costs and at the expense of the people who were displaced by it, and who refuses even to acknowledge the daily humiliation that state pours on those displaced people? Not Muslims, Christians.

That assertion inverts history, justice & morality in excellent form. Jews & Christians were living in the Roman Province of Syria in the 7th century. Surah At-Taubah deals with the ghazwat against Tabuk, complaining of those Muslims who refused to join it. When asked which campaign a Muslim should join, Moe had a very significant answer.

Abu Dawud 14.2477
Narrated Ibn Hawalah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah’s chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.

Moe sent an extortion letter to Heracleus, it is informative. It is in Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4380 and LETTER TO HERACLES CAESAR.

Islam’s attitude is that all land they conquer is Islamic forever. Allah will not allow Kuffar to reconquer it and rule over Muslims. He promised victory to the Muslims, but they fought on the losing side of WW1 and lost the Levant, which Caliph Umar had conquered in 638.  Israel regained a tiny fragment of her ancient patrimony, and Muslims immediately attacked with genocidal intent. They attacked again in 1967 and lost the Gaza Strip & West Bank which they seized in 1948.   Every condition the Falestinians complain about is a consequence of their attempted genocide & policide.

I could go on, but please note that

a) none of this is meant to justify violence in the name of religion – merely to provide perspective, and

b) nowhere have I said “Christianity” here. The Bible is full of blood, injustice and crimes of all sorts, all justified by religion. Even Christ said, “I come with the sword…”, and as a result his heirs gave us the “Christian soldiers” of European fame.

The point: it’s very easy to pick out sections from text, present them out of context and then make sweeping claims about “Islam” while ignoring what Muslims actually do. Likewise it’s easy to grab legal text books and assume that they necessarily reflect actual practice, rather than an abstract ideal.

Everything must be seen in context, and you have to see these texts as Muslims have understood them at different times and in different circumstances. That’s called being fair and reasonable.

But of course, you’re not interested in THAT, are you?

Allah’s word mandates and sanctifies Jihad. 2:216 tells Muslims that Jihad is ordained for them. 8:39 commands Muslims to make perpetual war upon pagans. 9:29 commands Muslims to make perpetual war upon “people of the book”. 61:10-13 describe participation in Jihad as a “commerce” that saves Muslims from “painful torment”.  Those mandates find confirmation in hadith & Shari’ah.

How Muslims have understood those texts is illustrated by Fiqh: rulings by scholars of Islamic law. I direct doubters & dissenters to download FOMIJihad.chm and read the Jihad in Fiqh chapter. How Moe understood those texts is illustrated by the oral traditions of his excellent companions. You can read them at USC-MSI.

Interreligious Dialogue: Snake Feces

July 4, 2009

The Pakistan Observer published an article by Muhammad Munir & Aftab Hussain about interreligious dialogue. One paragraph stands out from the rest as an exemplar of al-taqeyya. I present it here in block quote format with my comments running full column width.

The peaceful resolution of inter-confessional issues is possible only during an open and friendly dialogue.

Is Jesus Christ the son of God or not? Was he crucified; did he die on the cross? Was he resurrected?  Answers from Christianity and Islam are polar opposites, no reconciliation is possible.

Reconquest of Israel, Spain, Greece & South Eastern Europe is another issue that can not be reconciled. Islam is intrinsically violent, mandated by Allah to conquer and subjugate the entire world.

Islam considers any assertion of Christ’s deity to be blasphemy. Wherever Allah’s writ runs, Christians are forbidden to build churches or repair existing churches.

In fact the religious, spiritual problems frequently are the catalyst of many negative political processes in the modern world. And here one can refer to both pure religious problems (as, for example, in the situation with caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in the western press), and misinterpretation of religious norms by various confessions (for example, religious extremist misinterpret Islam in justification of terrorism).

Islamic law forbids any criticism of Allah and his Messenger. Refer to Reliance of the Traveller, O8.7 and O11.10. The cartoons depicted Moe as a terrorist, which he was by his own admission. [Bukhari 1.7.331, 4.52.220]

“Terrorism” is used by the writers as a shibboleth to distract us from the issue of Jihad.  Jihad is ordained for Muslims, who are commanded to fight pagans until all resistance ceases and only Allah is worshiped.  They are commanded to fight people with scriptural religions until they are subjugated & extorted. Jihad is the purpose of their relationship with Allah and a “commerce that will save them from a painful torment“.  Terrorism is a battle tactic sanctified by Allah in 3:151 & 8:12 and exemplified in 33:26 & 59:2. Moe bragged about being made victorious by casting terror.

Who misinterpreted the Qur’an? Moe said that he was “ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.'”.


There are many hopes and aspirations attached to the third session of the congress. The international scenario is changing; people around the world have rejected fundamentalists and extremists. The elections held in different countries around the world have proven that fundamentalists and extremists have been defeated, may these be religious extremists or political fundamentalists. In such an environment it becomes very necessary for the religious leaders to play a role to fill the gap that was created by these extremists. The attempts by the president of Kazakhstan are highly appreciating and such steps should be taken around the world.

Are Hamas & Hezbollah “extremists” or “fundamentalists”?  Which elected Islamic government rejects them and their program of reconquest?  Which elected Islamic government denounces rocket & bomb attacks upon Israel and attempts to prevent their subjects from supporting those attacks financially?

Akhter Can’t Answer These Challenges!

November 28, 2008

From Akhter’s comment:

Muslims claim that their faith promotes justice, peace, and freedom. Critics of the faith (and some Muslims themselves) cite verses from the Qur’an that seem to promote violent, armed warfare. How can these different images be reconciled?

Answer: The entire Qur’an, taken as a complete text, gives a message of hope, faith, and peace to a faith community of one billion people. The overwhelming message is that peace is to be found through faith in God, and justice among fellow human beings.

From What does the Qur’an say about terrorism? [http://islam.about.com/od/terrorism/f/terrorism.htm] under the byline of Huda:

Muslims claim that their faith promotes justice, peace, and freedom. Critics of the faith (and some Muslims themselves) cite verses from the Qur’an that seem to promote violent, armed warfare. How can these different images be reconciled?

Answer: The entire Qur’an, taken as a complete text, gives a message of hope, faith, and peace to a faith community of one billion people. The overwhelming message is that peace is to be found through faith in God, and justice among fellow human beings.

Our correspondent must be:

  • ignorant
  • incoherent
  • inarticulate

or indolent. In any case, he is a plagiarist.

The entire Qur’an, consists of two types of verses: clear and ambiguous. The former are easily understood; to be believed & implemented. The latter are known only to Allah and left for him to implement. This fact becomes clear when we read 3:7 and its tafsir.

Surahs 8 & 9 contain clear, imperative verses which sanctify & mandate perpetual warfare; aggressive conquest. These two Surahs are full of rabble rousing & warmongering, but they are not the exclusive containers thereof, rabble rousing & warmongering are superintending threads woven throughout Allah’s book. Worse yet, they are exemplified in Moe’s Sunnah. Moe testified that he was ordered to fight the people until they do things his way. Click that link, read the hadith, then use the Sunnah link in the left side bar to find the index to Sahih Bukhari and read Books 52, 53 & 59. See how peaceful & benign Islam ain’t.

Islamic law, Shariah, is derived from what Allah & Moe said in the Qur’an and did on the battlefield as well as in the Mosque. It clearly states that Jihad against Kuffar in their home countries is a communal obligation binding upon Muslims in every year. [O9.1] It clearly states that the Caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians & Zoroastrians, citing 9:29 as the basis of that statute. [O9.8] It clearly states that the Caliph fights all other people until they become Muslim. [O9.9]

The numbers in the paragraph above refer to the Book, Chapter & Paragraph of the cited text in Reliance of The Traveller. Use the search engine in the tool bar to find them. Read them and curse Islam.

All of which must be mis-translated, mis-interpreted or taken out of context. Yeah, right. Ibn Kathir spent his long life studying and teaching the Qur’an & Sunnah. His exegeses is widely accepted as authentic. It presents the Arabic text, English translation, relevant ayat & ahadith upon which his explanation is based. Which of these is at variance with the obvious prima facie meaning of the text?

Explain the use of imperative terms:

  • order
  • command.

Explain the triumphalism:

  • Muslims will conquer
  • Muslims will Dominate

Square your explanation with:

Explain

No Muslim can truthfully & accurately meet these challenges. It won’t be done because it can’t be done, because Islam is mercenary & martial, a war machine & murder cult, not a legitimate religion.

About George Weigel’s Comments

February 10, 2008

George Weigel,  Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  commented on the Ulema’s missive in an interview  with (CNA).  A transcript is available at the missive’s home page.

Jihadism, while a lethal distortion of Islam, nonetheless appeals to certain tendencies in Islamic self-understanding that can only be successfully overcome by a re-connection in the Muslim mind between faith and moral reason.

History confirms the lethality of Jihad. The ravings and writings of Muftis & Imams the world over  confirm  its continued appeal.  But can it be overcome, and was there ever a link between faith and moral reason in Islam?  Is Jihadism a distortion of Islam?

In the Qur’an, Allah tells Muslims that  Jihâd (holy fighting in Allâh’s Cause) is ordained for you [Hilali & Khan 2:216]  prescribed, [Yusuf Ali] or  enjoined, [Shakir].  According to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir :

Allah says, `He willed for you to meet the armed enemy ﴿rather than the caravan﴾ so that He makes you prevail above them and gain victory over them, making His religion apparent and Islam victorious and dominant above all religions. He has perfect knowledge of the consequences of all things, you are surrounded by His wise planning, although people only like what appears favorable to them,’

Al-Taubah 111 reveals the relationship between Allah &  Muslims. [Hilali & Khan]

Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They 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 .

This receives ample confirmation in As-Saff 9-14. O You who believe! Shall 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! [10-11 Hilali & Khan]

That vitiates the distortion theory!!

About the ideological conflict Mr.  Weigel says:

 Making compelling arguments in favor of the free society will reconnect us with the great ideas on which our liberties rest. Putting faith and reason into conversation will strengthen the unity of our diverse society. Defending religious freedom, and supporting those Muslim reformers who seek to make an Islamic case for tolerance and pluralism, reminds us that American civil society is built on truths about the dignity of human life.

Can America find leaders willing and able to make the compelling arguments for freedom, justice & dignity  against Islam’s intolerance, triumphalism & supremacism?  Can Islam be reformed, considering its perfection and the immutability of Allah’s word?

What You Need To Know About Islam

October 19, 2007

WhatYouNeedtoKnowAboutIslam

This blog post has been edited to repair broken links and add more
information.  Bold blue text is linked to Islamic source documents
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of them in other blog posts, including:

What’s Wrong With Islam & Muslims? and Islam’s Mercenary Mission.

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Islamic law (Sharia) on Jihad from Reliance of
the Traveler
:

O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

The caliph
(o-25) makes
war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians
(N: provided
he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if
they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by
paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o-11.4) -which is the
significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining
in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they
become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax
(O: in
accordance
with the word of Allah Most High,

“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who
forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not
practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the
Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran
9.29),

the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon
whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be
accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until
Jesus’ descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the
divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail
a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of
Muhammad. As for the Prophet’s saying (Allah bless him and give him
peace),

“I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,”

this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be
peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a
follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).

O-9.9

The caliph fights all other
peoples until they become Muslim
(O: because they are
not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to
settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) ) (n: though according to the
Hanafi school, peoples of all other religions, even idol worshippers,
are permitted to live under the protection of the Islamic state if they
either become Muslim or agree to pay the poll tax, the sole exceptions
to which are apostates from Islam and idol worshippers who are Arabs,
neither of whom has any choice but becoming Muslim (al-Hidaya sharh
Bidaya al-mubtadi’ (y-21), 6.48-49) ).

Why? Because that is what Allah commanded and Muhammad exemplified.
The citations below are to the Qur’an and three Hadith
collections, all of which are available on the web at a site maintained
by the Muslim Student Association at the University of Southern
California. [Web
site changes rendered those links problematic, they have been changed
to the King Fahd Complex and Muslim Access
.]  The citations
are linked to that source.  If you do
not have web access, you can obtain a Qur’an translation at most large
book stores. The Hadith may be more difficult to find.

The irreducible minimum you need to know about Islam is its nature:

  1. mercenary & predatory

  2. violent

  3. genocidal

  4. implacable

The war against humanity began in 623 and continues
to the present day.  What will happen when Islam obtains the
combination of nuclear weapons and reliable delivery systems?  Do
you really want to find out the hard way?

Parallel Sources

    Tafsir

Tafsir are scholarly exegesis of the Qur’an using
parallel verses and relevant hadith. Tafsir Ibn kathir is the most
widely accepted and easily accessed.  At http://www/qtafsir.com/  you can use a search
engine to find ayat by the reference numbers cited above.

Sira

Sira are biographies of the Profit.  You can
purchase Guillaume’s translation of Hishham’s rescension of Sirat
Rasool Allah as The
Life of Muhammad
.

The Sealed Nectar is accessible in pdf format on
the web.  That link will open to information about Moe’s razia,
ghazwat & sariya.

Ibn Sa’d’s Sira is less well known, but very
informative. Moe Dictated & dispatched numerous extortion letters.
When Ibn Sa’d opens, press and hold the Ctrl key, press the F key and
paste this expression into the search window: Yuhannah Ibn Rubbàh and
(other) chiefs of the people of Aylah
.  That missive is
among the most explicit, leaving nothing to the imagination.


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