Frequently Asked Questions:
- Does Islam have a special respect for 'People of the Book'? How does Islam relate to Christians and Jews?
- The other two great monotheistic religions have been through reformations and produced vibrant if not predominant non-fundamentalist movements. Is Islam a purely fundamentalist religion?
- Is Islam a religion of tolerance, allowing freedom of speach, thought, faith?
- Isn't Islam's conflict with the Jews really only a conflict between Arabs and Zionists? Islam respects Jews, right? They just hate 'Zionists'...
- Islam is related to Judaism and Christianity - doesn't it share the same five books of Moses?
- Is Jihad only a justification for physical violence? Is Jihad only for shedding the blood of non-Muslims?
- Aside from having to cover their heads, women under Islam are respected and honored, right?
- Muslims are motivated to faith and Jihad by the rewards of the afterlife. What does one have to do to end up in 'the other place'? What is it like?
- Is Islam just a faith, or are there inherent political and territorial ambitions as well?
- Perhaps Islam will moderate if we just give them more land, weapons, respect, money, etc... Can we encourage them to like us?
- The fear of world domination by any one group is the stuff of the paranoid mind. Isn't it?
- Islam is a religion of art and science and peace, right?
- Isn't Islam a universal religion? What then is its relationship with the Arabs?
- Some African-Americans say they choose Islam because it was the only religion which never participated in the Black African slave trade. What is the record of slavery in Islam?
- Why do you quote these so-called experts of Islam when the writings of our most respected leader are available?
Does Islam have a special respect for 'People of the Book'? How does Islam relate to Christians and Jews?
- There is a general misconception that Islam seeks friendly relations with the People of
the Book, that is, the Jews and the
Christians. In fact, Islam is hostile to the members of these
religious groups as it is to idolators such as the
Hindus. However, this is another matter that the Jews and the Hindus suffered terribly at
the hands of Islam, but the Christians, though initially bore
its brunt, eventually succeeded in steming its tide in their
No matter what the adherents of Islam claim about the brotherly outlook that this religion is supposed to have toward the non-Muslims, its basic doctrine, which seeks survival through intense communal strife, cannot be hidden. The Muslim scholars know this truth very well but they deliberately resort to misinterpretation. They do so, though falsely, to demonstrate that Islam is an eternal religion, which adapts itself to all ages and circumstances. Without this stance, Islam, the advocate of ferocious social principles and practices, cannot survive; it must have a humanitarian pretence in our age, dedicated to free speech and human rights. One must remember that it is only the Islamic countries, which amputate human limbs for trivial offenses, and hang people for the most innocent criticism of the Prophet.
I may come straight to the point and demonstrate that Islam gives no real preference to the People of the Book: the said tolerance is just a euphemism without any substance at all. It is because Islam declares itself to be the only true religion, which has the duty to dominate all other faiths, and eventually abolish them. See the truth for yourself:
"And when Allah took Compact with the Prophets: That I have given you of Book and Wisdom: then there shall come to you a Messenger confirming what is with you - you shall believe in him and you shall help him; do you agree? They said, 'We do agree'. Allah said, 'bear witness so, and I shall be with you among the witnesses'. Then whosoever turns his back after that - they are ungodly." (III - The House of Imran: 75)
It is not easy to understand these verses. In a nutshell, they mean that even before people were created, Allah convened the assembly of the Prophets' (soul) and asked them to promise that they would tell the communities of their followers about the coming of Muhammad and instruct them to embrace his religion.
Obviously, Judaism and Christianity ceased to exist in principle, the moment Muhammad declared Islam. The Hadith No. 284, The Muslim, volume one, says that any Jew or Christian, who heard of Muhammad but did not convert to Islam, and died in disbelief, would rot in hell! Thus Islam withdraws from all Jews and Christians the right to believe in their faiths, and pratice them as such.
The Koran goes even as far as to declare about Abraham:
Abraham was the Jewish patriarch; by quoting him as a Muslim i.e. the follower of Islam, Muhammad claims that he observed the Compact that he made with Allah in the Assembly that He had convened before the creation of mankind.
"Dispute not with the People of the Book save in the fairer manner, except for those of them that do wrong; and say, 'We believe in what has been sent down to us, and what has been sent down to you: Our God and your God is One, and to Him we have surrendered'." (XXIX: The Spider: 45)
These verses apparently indicate tolerance with the People of the Book i.e. the Jews and Christians. It is because at that time the Prophet was not militarily strong enough to impose his will on them. In fact, he tried a policy of carrot and stick. When persuasion failed, he told them what he thought of them:
"The unbelievers of the People of the Book and the idolators shall be in the Fire of Hell therein dwelling for ever; those are the worst of creatures. But those who believe, and do righteous deeds, those are the best of creatures..." (XCVIII: The Clear Sign: 5)
"O believers, take not as your friends those of them, who were given the Book before you, and the unbelievers, who take your religion in mockery and as a sport..." (V: The Table: 60)
In the same sura, the Koran states the same fact more emphatically:
The People of the Book, unless they renounce their faith, are liable to become the victims of Jehad i.e. destruction by force of arms:
"...And he brought down those of the People of the Book who supported them from their fortresses and cast terror in their hearts; some you slew, some you made captive. And He bequeathed upon you their lands, their habitations, and their possessions, and a land you never trod. Allah is powerful over everything." (XXXIII - The Confederates: 25)
Of course, the Koran treats Jesus as a Prophet of God and confirms that he had been given the power to perform miracles but it defies the Christian fundamentals. For example, it refutes the doctrine of Crucifixion, which holds that God made His Son the Sacrificial Lamb to carry away the people's burdens of sin:
"...for their saying, We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God. Yet they did not slay him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown them... God raised him up to Him..." (IV - Women: 155)
It means that God did not allow Jesus to suffer crucifixion, which is the kernel of the Christian faith. He raised him from the cross, and replaced him with someone, who looked like Jesus. Thus Islam destroys the very foundation of Christianity.
Not only that, Islam subordinates Jesus to Muhammad. The hadith No. 287 of Sahih Muslim, volume one, states:
"...the son of Mary will soon descend among you as a just judge. He will break crosses, kill swine and abolish Jeziya..."
One must try to understand the sophistication of this hadith: it means that Jesus will come to destroy crosses, that is, he will abolish Christianity; kill all swine, whose flesh Islam forbids, and eliminate Jeziya, the poll tax which the Koran imposes on non-Muslims. It demonstrates that the purpose of Christ's coming is to expunge all faiths including Christianity and Judaism, and enforce Islam for removing the need to impose Jeziya. Thus, Jesus has been allotted a subordinate role, and this in full accord with the Compact that all Prophets had made with Allah in the (imaginary) Assembly, before creation.
To prove the friendly attitude of Islam toward the Jews and Christians, it is claimed that it allows intermarriages between the Muslims and the People of the Book. It is a misrepresentation of the Islamic doctrine of marriage:
a. "Anyone of you, who has not the affluence to be able to marry believing free women in wedlock, let him take believing handmaids that your right hands own...so marry them with their people's leave, and give them their wages honorably as women in wedlock, not as license or taking lovers." (IV - Women: 25)
b. Also look at the following:
When women of the defeated foe fall into the hands of the Muslim warriors, they count as the 'Spoils of War' and become property of the conqueror. Thus, morality and respect for the fair sex go out of the window. Such unfortunate women rank as concubines. While the Roman Law during the times of Muhammad prescribed death for the master if he indulged in carnal relationship with his slave-girl, Islam permitted sexual intercourse with her at will, but did not allow marriage with her unless she embraced islam. Being Jewish or Christian counted for nothing. The Muslim jurists who claim that Islam allows marriage between the adherents of Islam and Jewish-Christian people, have no validity in Sunnah, the practice of the Prophet. There are some precedents rooted in Muslim Spain which show that some Muslim men did marry Christian women occasionally, but it can be stated with complete certainty that a Muslim man never gave his daughter to a Christian man. This marital concession was a show of Muslim superiority, and nothing else; necessity could be another factor: Spain was a Christian country and could not be ruled by sheer brute force; some political inducement was necessary.
However, it is against the Sunnah for a Muslim man to enter into a spousal contract with any non-Muslim woman whether she be Jewish or Christian, because these people have been declared by the Koran as "the worst of creatures".
The exact number of the Prophet's concubines is not known, but he had at least two, in addition to his wives; one of them was Marya (Mary), a very pretty Coptic Christian. She bore him a son, Ibrahim, who died in infancy. In fact, they were two sisters: the other being Shirin. They were sent to Muhammad as gifts by the Egyptian governor. The Prophet gave Shirin to his grandson, Hassan, who was a boy of about thirteen at that time. At the death of Ibrahim, the Prophet remarked that, had Ibrahim lived, the Prophethood would have continued after him (Muhammad) and he would have freed his (Ibrahim's) mother and uncles!
Rihana, a Jewish girl of great beauty was another concubine of the Prophet. She belonged to the tribe of Banu Quraizah. Her husband was among those 800 unlucky Jewish men, who were beheaded with Muhammad's consent under his supervision. The Prophet offered to marry her but she would not give up her Jewish faith. So she had no choice but to become his concubine. On the contrary, Juwairya, who belonged to Banu Mustaliq, a Jewish tribe, when fell into the lot of Muhammad as his share of the war booty, he married her because she accepted Islam.
- from ISLAM AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, by ANWAR SHAIKH, Great Britain [It is difficult to describe effectively in such a short article the Islamic attitude toward the People of the Book and the Kafirs such as Hindus and Sikhs. The writer intends to write a series of essays to explain the true situation.]
The other two great monotheistic religions have been through reformations and produced vibrant if not predominant non-fundamentalist movements. Is Islam a purely fundamentalist religion?
- "By militant Islam I mean a complex variety of movements that are often
referred to by the Western media as fundamentalist. The term Islamic Fundamentalist,
however, represents a profound cultural misunderstanding. In the Christian
tradition, fundamentalist applies to those groups that consider the Bible
as the literal Word of God. In Islam, the Koran is considered the Word of God (kalam ul-allah)
by all Muslims..."
from Islam and the West: Hostage to History? by Majid Tehranian
- It is only quite recently that Christianity reinvented itself in
non-fundamentalist guise, and Islam has yet to do so.
- Richard Dawkins, [Evolutionary Biologist, author of The Blind Watchmaker or The Selfish Gene] in The Independent (London), December 23, 1998, Wednesday, Page 8
- "There is no way that Islam can reform itself and remain Islam,
no way it can ever be made compatible with pluralism, free speech,
critical thought and democracy. Anyone convinced they already possess
the truth have no need for such things. Although Muslims resident in
non-Muslim countries clamour for every kind of indulgence for their
own beliefs and customs, there can be no doubt that given any kind of
power they would impose their own beliefs and eliminate all
"...[the] myth [of Islamic tolerance was] largely invented by Jews and Western freethinkers as a stick with which to beat the Catholic Church. Islam was never a religion of tolerance and it is not tolerant by nature. Despite the way the apologists would like to depict it, Islam was spread by the sword and has been maintained by the sword throughout its history, not to mention the scourge and the cross. In truth it was the Arab empire that was spread by the sword and it is as an Arab empire that Islam is maintained to this day in the form of a religion largely invented to hold that empire together and subdue native populations. An unmitigated cultural disaster parading as God's will. Religious minorities were always second-class citizens in this empire and were only tolerated on sufferance and in abject deference to their Arab/Muslim masters; for polytheists and unbelievers there was no tolerance at all, it was conversion or death."
- Ibn-al-Rawandi, Review of "Why I Am Not a Muslim," from the Freethought Library
- Hitler had written his autobiography Mein Kampf many years before
he became Germany's Chancellor. His philosophy and plans were clearly
spelled out in his book in all seriousness. He did not hide the fact
that his mortal enemy was France, that he desired to annihilate the
entire Jewish people, that he wanted to expand the Reich or the German
state by taking over Eastern Europe, that he considered the communists
the scum of the earth. His objectives were not hidden from the public;
anyone interested in finding out the true nature and the implications
of Hitler's objectives was free to do so from his open book. But most
did not even bother to read his book and thus remained ignorant of
many facts concerning them. The few who did, were not heeded to. As a
result, disaster after disaster followed; millions died before the
world woke up. At terrible cost to humanity, Hitler was eventually
The Koran's exhortations to the believers to annihilate the kafirs [non-believers in Allah], to
confiscate their land and property, to enslave their women and
children are for anyone who cares to read the book. The 'jihad' or the
holy war is supposed to be waged incessantly until all the kafirs are
decimated and the whole earth taken over by the followers of
Islam. The methods have been amply illustrated throughout history. The
Crusades, the annihilation of the Armenians, the Jews and the Bengali
Hindus in East Pakistan are well-known. There is no reason to believe
that the objectives of Islam have undergone any modification in recent
years. Islam denies any means to its followers to purify itself. It is
considered to be in a state of purification achieved by the prophet
and all the measures of purification are already enunciated in the
Koran and the Hadis, Islam's holy books. Thus Islam forbids any
reformation of the prophet's religion. Reformers are forbidden in
Islam. The injunctions of the Koran are final and will remain valid
for ever and the believers must surrender themselves to its dictates
as explained by the mullah in power, Khomeini or anyone else. Power is
the key word.
It is up to the kafir to make himself aware of the message of the Koran. the Koran has a lot to say about him.
- Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that?
- Taslima Nasrin, Time, 31/01/1994
Is Islam a religion of tolerance, allowing freedom of speach, thought, faith?
"Any Muslim who hears an insult to the prophet must kill the person who commits the insult. It is better that those closest to that person try to
kill him first."
[Morteza Moqtadie, Iranian Chief Prosecutor, 199?]
- The mealy-mouthed and apologetic character of so much Western
scholarship on Islam springs from the fact that many of these scholars
were, and are, believers, in the rival creed of Christianity. While
they might be willing to show Muhammad in a poor light compared to
Jesus, they were not keen to press the non-historical and non-divine
arguments too far, since they realised that such arguments could just
as well against their own cherished beliefs. They preferred a
complicity of intellectual dishonesty with the Muslims in the face of
an increasingly sceptical and secular environment.
Islam is fundamentalist by nature, and not by some peculiar and aberrant recent development. All Muslims, not just the fanatics, believe that every word of the Quran is quite literally the word of God, absolutely and unquestionably true for all times, places, and people, and practically the same goes for the hadith and the sharia.
...the myth of Islamic tolerance, a myth largely invented by Jews and Western freethinkers as a stick with which to beat the Catholic Church. Islam was never a religion of tolerance and is not tolerant by nature. Despite the way the apologists would like to depict it, Islam was spread by the sword and has been maintained by the sword throughout its history, not to mention the scourge and the cross. In truth it was the Arab empire that was spread by the sword and it is as an Arab empire that Islam is maintained to this day in the form a religion largely invented to hold that empire together and subdue native populations. An unmitigated cultural disaster parading as God's will. Religious minorities were always second-class citizens in this empire and were only tolerated under sufferance and in abject deference to their Arab/Muslim masters; for polytheists and unbelievers there was no tolerance at all, it was conversion or death.
These repulsive characteristics are written into the Quran, the hadith and the sharia, and are an ineradicable feature of the religion. There is no way that Islam can reform itself and remain Islam, no way that it can ever be made compatible with pluralism, free speech, critical thought and democracy. Anyone convinced they already possess the truth have no need for such things. Although Muslims resident in non-Muslim countries clamour for every kind of indulgence for their own beliefs and customs, there can be no doubt that given any kind of power they would impose their own beliefs and eliminate all difference. ...Islam is religious fascism, and it is only a feeble-minded political correctness that prevents it from being recognised as such.
- Ibn Al-Rawandi New Humanist, Dec. 1995
"'Uthman Ibn 'Affan ordered 'Abdalla Ibn Sa'd to invade Africa. [He told him] If you conquer it take 1/25 of its booty.' 'Abdalla Ibn Sa'd marched towards it at the head of an army of 20,000 soldiers. He conquered it and killed multitudes of people from among its inhabitants until the remnant were converted to Islam and became subject to the Arabs. 'Abdalla took his portion of the booty as 'Uthman told him, then he divided the rest."
How unfortunate were the African people! They were invaded by the Arabs who killed thousands of them, divided the booty, and forced the remnant to embrace Islam. When they broke the pact, the Muslims attacked them again. But are the black African people the only unfortunate people? Or are all the people of Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Libya, all the Arab tribes, Spain, even the people of China and India, Cyprus and the Kurds, all the unfortunate peoples? All of these are unfortunate nations who became the victims of Islamic Law which detests human rights and persistently ignores their freedom.
Ibn Kathir tells us that in the year 28 of the Hajira, the conquest of Cyprus was accomplished after 'Abdulla Ibn al-Zubayr slaughtered a multitude of people - as usual. Ibn Khaldun also tells the story of the Kurds. In page 124 of Vol. II, he says,
"Muslims met a number of Kurds. They called them to embrace Islam or pay the tribute. When they refused to do so they killed them and captured their women and children, then divided the booty."
As we see, Ibn Khaldun along with Ibn Kathir, al-Tabari and other chroniclers, ancient and contemporary such as Dr. Abu Zayd, recorded all the Islamic historical events in detail. Moreover, on every occasion Arab newspapers allude boastfully to these memorial episodes of Islamic history and shed light on these savage, wild offensive wars. For instance, we read in the prestigious Ahram newspaper which is published in Egypt, the following,
"During the era of the Caliph 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul-'Aziz, Ibn Qutayba in the year 88H, he invaded some of the neighboring countries of Iran such as Bukhara, and Samarq and marched close to the Chinese border" (refer to the Ahram, Mary 26, 1986, p. 13).
In his book, "The Beginning and the End" (part 9), Ibn Kathir narrates in detail the history of this belligerent general, Ibn Qutayba. He records the story of his campaigns and refers to his biography.
We would like to conclude this chapter with a brief summary which Taqiy al-Din al-Nabahani presents in his book, "The Islamic State" (pp. 121 and 122). He summarizes the history of Islamic offensive wars against the neighboring peaceful countries by saying,
"Muhammad had begun to send troops and initiate campaigns against the Syrian borders such as the campaign of Mu'ta and Tabuk. Then the rightly guided caliphs ruled after him and the conquest continued. (The Arabs) conquered Iraq, Persia, and Syria whose faith was Christianity and which were inhabited by the Syrians, Armenians, some Jews and some Byzantines. Then Egypt and North Africa were conquered. When the Umayyad took over after the rightly guided caliphs, they conquered the Sind, Khawarizm, and Samarqand. They annexed them to the lands of the Islamic state."
According to all Muslim chroniclers, it is well documented that Armenia and Morocco were conquered during the era of 'Abdul-Malik Ibn Marwan. When his son, al-Walid, assumed the throne, he invaded India and Andalusia.
Also, Dr. 'Afifi Abdul-Fattah, the Muslim scholar, encapsulates the whole principle in a few explicit, straightforward words, as he says (page 382 of his famous book "The Spirit of the Islamic Religion"),
He also adds in p. 390,
We need not say anything more than that. Maybe this is what Muslims mean when they say, "We believe in human freedom and man's right to choose according to his own will! We present him with three options, and he has the right to chose as he wishes - either to become a Muslim and pay alms to the Caliph of the Muslims, or pay the tribute and submit to Islamic rule, or we kill him."
Let the reader ponder the Muslim contradiction that a man has the right to choose whatever he wants within the Islamic context of individual freedom.
- Muhammad and Tolerance of Other Religions
Hadith Sahih Muslim (4363) "You (the Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle and I wish to expel you from this land (Arabia)
Qur'an (4366) "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims."
(Qur'an 48:29) "Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other."
Qur'an (60:4) "Enmity and hatred will reign between us until ye believe in Allah alone."
Qur'an (8:39) (2:193) "Make war on them until idolatory does not exist any longer and Allah's religion reigns universally."
Qur'an (9:123) "Fight the unbelievers in your surroundings, and let them find harshness in you."
Qur'an (9:5) "Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush."
Qur'an (5:72-73) "For he who believes in the Trinity, "the Fire will be his abode ' a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemer."
- Oft-Merciful Allah
(Qur'an 13:13) "He flingeth the thunderbolts and striketh whomsoever He will."
(Qur'an 16:70) "Some are sent back by Us to a feeble age, so that they know nothing after having known much."
Qur'an (21:11) "How many were the populations We utterly destroyed because of their iniquities."
Qur'an (64:11) "No kind of calamity can occur, except by the permission of Allah."
Qur'an (2:10) "In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease and grievous is their Penalty."
Qur'an (2:20)" Allah can take away the faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things."
Qur'an (2:65) "To those who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath, We said to them: "Be ye apes despised and rejected."
Qur'an (2:213) "Allah guides whom He will to a path that is straight."
Qur'an (2:253) "If Allah had so willed, succeeding generations should not have fought among each other (over religion)."
Qur'an (2:269) "He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth."
Qur'an (2:284) "Allah forgiveth whom He pleases and punishes whom He pleases."
Qur'an (3:6) "He it is Who shapes you in the womb as He pleases."
Qur'an (3:47) "Allah createth what He willeth."
Qur'an (4:89) "' if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them."
Qur'an (5:33) "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messengers ' is execution or crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides."
Qur'an (5:38) "As to the thief, male or female cut off his or her hands."
Qur'an (5:45) "We ordained for them: Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, wounds equal for equal."
(Qur'an 5:60) "Those who incurred the wrath of Allah ' He transformed into apes and swine."
!Qur'an 6:65) "He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below."
Qur'an (6:95) "And He is the One to cause the dead to issue forth from the living."
Qur'an (6:137) "If Allah had willed, they would not have done so. (slaughtered their children)."
Qur'an (6:165) "It is He Who hath made you ' inheritors of the earth: He hath raised you on ranks, some above others: that He may try you in the gifts He hath given you."
Qur'an (8:12) "Allah called on the angels to "smite all their finger tips off them. (the unbelievers)"
Qur'an (10:88) "And send hardness to their hearts so they will not believe until they see the grievous Penalty."
Qur'an (10:99) "If it had been the Lord's Will they would have all believed."
Qur'an (13:8) "Allah doth know what every female womb doth bear."
Qur'an (13:26) "Allah doth ' grant ' the sustenance to whom so He pleases."
Qur'an (14:7) "But if ye show ingratitude, Truly My Punishment is terrible indeed."
Qur'an (17:13) "Every man's fate We have fastened on his neck."
Qur'an (17:46) "And We put coverings over their hearts lest they should understand the Qur'an."
Qur'an (17:68) "Do you feel secure ' that He will not send against you a violent tornado."
Qur'an (17:69) or that "He will not send a heavy gale to drown you at sea because of your ingratitude."
Qur'an (19:86) "And We shall drive the sinners to Hell, like thirsty cattle driven to water."
Qur'an (21:15) "And that cry of theirs ceased not, till We made them as a field that is mown, as ashes silent and quenched."
Qur'an (23:41) "Then the earthquake overtook them with justice as We made them as rubbish of dead leaves - so away with the people who do wrong."
Qur'an (24:2) "The woman and the man guilty of zina (fornication) flog each of them with a hundred lashes ' and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment."
Qur'an (28:40) "So We seized him and his hosts and We flung them into the sea."
Qur'an (28:81) "Then We caused the earth to swallow him (Qarun) up and his house '"
Qur'an (30:34) "Then enjoy your brief day, but soon ye will know your folly."
Qur'an (35:45) "If Allah were to punish men according to what they deserve He would not leave on earth a single living creature."
Qur'an (40:5) "It was I that seized them. And how terrible was My Requital."
Qur'an (40:85) "And even thus did the rejecters of Allah perish utterly."
Qur'an (42:49) "He leaves barren (of children) whom He will."
Qur'an (44:16) "One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed then exact Retribution."
Qur'an (47:4) "When ye meet the Unbelievers in jihad smite at their necks."
Qur'an (47:23) "Such are the men whom Allah has cursed for He has made them deaf and blinded their sight."
Qur'an (47:34) "Those ' who die rejecting Allah, Allah will not forgive them."
Qur'an (48:17) "And he who turns back (in the jihad) Allah will punish him with a grievous Penalty."
Qur'an (56:55) "Indeed ye shall drink (the Boiling Water) like diseased camels raging with thirst."
Qur'an (82:8) "In whatever form He wills does He put thee together."
The source counted 817 cruel/ ambivalent verses in the Qur'an. Many of them are similar to each other.
Fundamentalists literally believe in the above scripture. Modernists must seriously consider the Reformation of the Qur'an.
We fear that such negative attitudes towards mankind in the Qur'an can affect men who are dispossessed, damaged or perhaps inadequate, to hold life in low esteem and engage in the terrible acts which presently characterize Islam, many in the name of Islam.
Source: Left Shoe News, Reform Islam
Nasiri-Din-Shah was the ruler of Iran in 1850 when the Bab (= gate), who had proclaimed himself the Hidden Imam, was executed after a trial by an Islamic court. An upset follower of the Bab fired a shot at the Shah and the horror was really on.
Babis had their eyes gouged out, were forced to eat their amputated ears, teeth were torn out and skulls crushed by hammer blows. Women had deep holes dug into their breasts and burning wicks were fuelled by the boiling fat. Soles of people's feet were skinned and then placed into boiling oil. Feet were shoed like the hoof of a horse and the victim made to run.
Lucky were the Babis who died quickly: being tied in front of a mortar, strangled, suffocated, stoned, cut down with a sword or blows of hammers and knives.
In 1863, one of the Bab's disciples who had survived the pogroms, Baha 'u' llah, announced that he was the Messenger. For thirty years the Bahai grew, taking a very low profile. The essence of Bahai is theosophical-all prophets and divinities are to be revered. This was heretical to Islam-for one thing Muhammad was the final Prophet, not to be followed by any more Messengers of Allah. Also to profess polytheism (including Hinduism and Buddhism with Aliah) merits a death sentence.
Bahais were not to fight back, however: "It is better to be killed than to kill" (Baha 'u'llah)
- Ayatollah Khomeini and the Bahais
In May 1979 they charged the Bahais with the ridiculous crimes of collaborating with the Shah, being Zionists, U.K. and U.S. agents
(One tenet of the Bahai Faith is NOT to participate in politics.) All assets of the faith were seized: shrines, cemeteries, hospitals and a home for the aged.
In June 1980 three leading ayatollahs declared that the payment of pensions to retired Bahais was to be forbidden by the Shariah (religious law). Anyone paying such pensions would be offending against Islam. Bahais were dragged into mosques where attempts were made to make them "return to Islam"
The execution of Bahai officials and prominent teachers began in the second half of 1980, still on "political grounds". By June 1981, when the fundamentalists triumphed, revolutionary courts were sentencing Bahais to death on purely religious grounds. Ayatollah Sadduqi declared Bahais to be "mahdur ad-damm" (those whose blood may be shed). This led to open slather. An elderly man and his wife were drenched in kerosene and set alight.
Bahai girls were kidnapped and forced to marry Muslims. People were bridled like donkeys and led through the streets. Widows were compelled to pay for the bullets used to kill their husbands and then evicted from their homes with only the clothes they were wearing. Condemned persons were drained of blood for use at the Iraqi front. People were tortured to recant. Marriages were dissolved and Bahai family life called prostitution (punishable by death). Bahai children were deemed illegitimate and parents denied any right to them in civil law.
One Islamic judge, Hujjat-ul Islam Qazai, with many executions to his credit, stated in the Khabar-i-Junub on February 22, 1983:
"The Iranian Nation has risen in accordance with Qur'anic teachings and by the Will of God has determined to establish the Government of God on Earth. Therefore it cannot tolerate the perverted Bahais who are instruments of Satan.... (Iran will) God willing, fulfil the prayer of Noah, mentioned in the Qur'an "and Noah said, Lord leave not one single family of infidels on the earth".
Isn't Islam's conflict with the Jews really only a conflict between Arabs and Zionists? Islam respects Jews, right? They just hate 'Zionists'...
- The most recent issue of Anti-Semitism Worldwide, an annual survey
published by the Anti-Defamation League, contains two striking but
unrecognized patterns. First, it shows that the main locus of anti-Jewish
speech and deeds has moved from the Christian countries to the Muslim
world. In the former, the survey reports on the activities of fringe
groups; in the latter, it quotes heads of state, powerful political
parties, mainstream newspapers, and leading intellectuals. For example,
the Palestinian group Hamas quotes from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
in its very charter. Anti-Semitism lurks furtively in the world at large;
among Muslims it proudly rules.
Second, and perhaps even more ominous: even in the predominantly Christian countries of Europe and the Americas, Muslims today increasingly carry the banner of antisemitism and constitute a physical threat to Jews. That's not to say that antisemitism among Christians has evaporated, but that it has distinctly less punch than does the Muslim variety. According to the survey, while Rightists harassed Jews and vandalized Jewish property in Europe, "violent attacks with the intent of causing bodily harm were perpetrated in most cases by Muslim extremists." For example, the only anti-Semitic terrorist act in Europe during 1995 was carried out not by skinheads but by an Algerian fundamentalist group (the attempted bombing of a Jewish school near Lyons, France). Muslims from South Africa to Argentina to Sweden also outscore the Right in terms of the reach of their anti-Semitic rhetoric and influence.
The same pattern holds in the United States. Here, the Muslim population divides into two main groups, converts (mostly blacks, many at some point connected to the Nation of Islam) and immigrants (mostly from South Asia). Explicit, virulent antisemitism is the norm among both these groups. And while a few brave voices that stand up to the endless attacks on Jews, they can barely be heard among the barrage of bias, calumny, and conspiracy theory.
Like their coreligionists elsewhere, Muslims who emigrate to the United States or American converts espouse a wide range of outlooks. But it is striking to note that, in contrast to countries like Turkey and Egypt, where a lively debate is taking place between the moderates and the fundamentalists, fundamentalists dominate in the United States, to the point that moderates hardly have a voice. They control every major Muslim organization, including the Islamic Association for Palestine, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Committee for Palestine, the Islamic Society for North America, the Muslim Arab Youth Association, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the Muslim Students Association. They also control a growing majority of mosques, weekly newspapers, and communal organizations.
This fundamentalist hegemony results from several factors. One has to do with funding and other support from the Middle East, which goes almost exclusively to fundamentalists. The Iranians, Libyans, and Saudis have for years helped the most aggressive, fundamentalist groups. Another has to do with moderates tending to go out into the world and involve themselves in other, less parochial activities.
Every fundamentalist organization spews forth antisemitism, many in public, some more discreetly. Nearly all of them refer constantly to a battle to the death with Jews. For example, one of the most eminent Islamic theologians, Yusuf al-Qardawi told a huge audience meeting in Kansas City in 1989, "On the hour of judgment, Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them."
American Muslims focus on two main themes. One concerns the need to destroy Israel. Fundamentalist groups align closely with the cause of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, celebrating their achievements and sharing their murderous attitude toward Jews. Speakers at their meetings routinely call on their audience to help eliminate the Jewish presence from what they call Palestine; the announcement of a terrorist operation against Israelis arouses unrestrained cheering at a Muslim convention.
A second theme concerns the need to gain more clout than American Jews. American Muslims repeatedly declare an intent to match and overtake Jews; they view almost every aspect of their political existence in the United States -- population size, fundraising capabilities, clout in Washington -- in terms of this competition. Echoing a common ambition, the intellectual Ali Mazrui holds that "By the next century, Muslims may be as influential as Jews in influencing policy."
Nation of Islam
As for converts, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, has established himself as the leading anti-Jewish ideologue. He has danced around but never repudiated his well-known utterances in 1984 about Judaism being a "gutter religion" and Adolf Hitler being a "very great man." In an infamous speech at Kean College in November 1995, Farrakhan's deputy spewed out a mind-boggling series of statements about Jews. The Nation of Islam sells the Protocols of the Elders of Zion at its events. And the organization has even done original "scholarship" of its own, putting together a volume in 1991 called The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews that purports to show that Jews were primarily responsible for the enslavement of blacks and their transport to America.
Nation of Islam views count far more than those of right wing groups because this organization has a far greater reach. Unlike the Ku Klux Klan, it has an organized paramilitary force in dozens of cities -- and even has managed to win Federal grants for it. Unlike the Liberty Lobby, it regularly packs thousands of listeners into large arenas. Unlike the militiamen, its leader appears hand-in-hand in public with the mayor of Philadelphia. Unlike the Aryan Nation, it has a foreign patron (Mu`ammar al-Qadhdhafi of Libya) who has offered it $1 billion to organize American Muslims and get them "to cast their votes to the candidate who serves the Arabs."
Antisemitism, historically a Christian phenomenon, is now primarily a Muslim phenomenon -- and not just in the Middle East, but right here in the United States. Muslims today are the most vibrant and explicit antisemites, and it is they who contribute most to Jew-hatred here. Muslims speak in terms of overt antisemitism hardly found elsewhere in the West. The broadcast of excerpts from Hitler's Mein Kampf on Radio Islam in Sweden led to by Ahmed Arami spending six months in a Swedish jail.
Second, American Jewish organizations should devote less of its resources to the Christian right and more to fundamentalist Islam. School prayer is far less the issue than an atmosphere of overt hostility and potential violence toward Jews.
Third, the institutional preponderance of fundamentalists in the United States makes it extremely difficult for American Jewish organizations to build constructive relations with Muslim counterparts, for all of the main Islamic groups are fundamentalist, with the possible exception of W. Deen Mohammed's movement. Faced with a choice of dealing with fundamentalists or no one, the Jewish organizations should choose the latter course. Otherwise, they run the risk of legitimating their own worst enemies.
- It would not be difficult to put together the names of a very
sizeable number of Jewish subjects or citizens of the Islamic area who
have attained to high rank, to power, to great financial influence, to
significant and recognized intellectual attainment; and the same could
be done for Christians. But it would again not be difficult to compile
a lengthy list of persecutions, arbitrary confiscations, attempted
forced conversions, or pogroms.
- G.E. von Grunebaum, "Eastern Jewry Under Islam," Viator, (1971)
- The attitude of the Muslims toward the Christians and the Jews is
that of a master towards slaves, whom he treats with a certain lordly
tolerance so long as they keep their place. Any sign of pretension to
equality is promptly repressed.
- H.E.W. Young, British Vice Consul in Mosul, 1909
It is instructive to consider the following hadiths, an Arabic term
which refers to the oral tradition by means of which sayings or deeds
attributed to the Prophet Mohammed have been handed down to
"Verily, the word of God teaches us, and we implicitly believe it, that for a Muslim to kill a Jew, or for him to be killed by a Jew, ensures him an immediate entry into Heaven and into the august presence of God Almighty."
- "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends"
"Allah ... forbids you to make friends with those who have fought against you ... or abetted others to do so"
"Fight those that believe not in Allah - such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book- until they pay tribute out of hand AND HAVE BEEN HUMBLED"
- The Termination of "Israel" A QUR'ANIC FACT
By Sheikh Abu Al-Waleed Al-Ansari
Translated by Abu Al-Waleed Al-Hamawi
It is evident that Allah has Promised to subject upon the corrupted Children of Israel His believing servants who will afflict them with a horrible torment...
Praise be to Allah who grants dominance to whom He wills and deprives it of whom He wills. He is the Enricher and the Preventer. He the Almighty Says: "And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimun (poland wrong doe)"[3:140]. Peace and blessings upon His servant and messenger who was sent as a mercy to this world. He (s.a.w.) said: "Verily, this matter (ie. this Religion) will reach what the night and the day has reached (i.e. the whole earth). Allah will not exclude an urban nor a nomad household without which this religion would have entered"[Reported by Ahmad].
During these times when the affliction upon the people of Islam is exacerbated, Islam continues to suffer ruthless attacks by its cunning enemies. These are the times of hardship and agony when the Muslim struggles to convince himself about the reality of the inversed facts. This is expected when polytheism becomes religious monotheism, when adulation of the enemies of Allah is regarded as wisdom and craftiness, when slackening to support and defend the oppressed Muslims is a sign of intelligence and aptitude. In short, when truth becomes falsehood and falsehood becomes truth. Living these critical times, one feels the urgent need of those honest and trustworthy people of knowledge and religion who are sincere to Allah, His Book, His Messenger and to the Imams of the Muslims and their common folk. Unfortunately, we observe that many of those who claim to have knowledge are negligent in declaring the truth and in inviting people to it. Instead they garnish the falsehood and dissolute its identity in order to justify their negligence while accepting the transient adornments of this world. This lead the ignorant blind-followers to regard the statements made by these false men of religion as true evidence to dismiss them from preparing for revival.
One of the consequences of this chronic disease that was caught by the Muslim Ummah is the content and approval of our people when the infidel rulers of today held a permanent accord with the Jews. Those who did not approve this accord were nevertheless influenced by the fabrications made by those rulers and said: "The presence of the Jews on the land of Palestine has become an unavoidable reality that we must accept. The Ummah must now be prepared to deal with it !!". There are also those poor and defeated people who thought that this cursed accord will relieve their difficulties. The best of those people were crying: "Land in exchange for peace" All those people overlooked the fact that this is a matter of Kufr and Iman and that it is a trial from Allah to test His servants and to distinguish the wicked from the good, and to witness those who will give victory to the religion by sincerely fighting for Allah's Cause, as He the Most High said: "Do you think that you shall be left alone while Allah has not yet tested those among you who have striven hard and fought and have not taken Walijah [(helpers, consultants from disbelievers, pagans, etc.) giving openly to them their secrets] besides Allah and His Messenger, and the believers. Allah is Well-Aquatinted with what you do"[9:16], "Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, 'When (will come) the Help of Allah?' Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!"[2:214]. Indeed it is a trial and an affliction by Allah who promised to give victory, honour and consolidation to the believers. There is no doubt that disbelief and falsehood will be abolished, in particular the state of the Jews who earned Allah's Anger, the murderers of the Prophets and the enemies of the Messengers. The termination of this state is announced in the Book of our Lord and proclaimed by our Prophet (s.a.w.).
Allah (s.w.t.) States: "And we decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed you would do mischief on the earth twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant! So, when the promise came for the first of the two, We sent against you slaves of Ours given to terrible warfare. They entered the very innermost parts of your homes. And it was a promise (completely) fulfilled. Then We gave you once again, a return of victory over them. And We helped you with wealth and children and made you more numerous in manpower. (And We said): 'If you do good, you do good for your ownselves, and if you do evil (you do it) against yourselves'. Then, when the second promise came to pass, (We permitted your enemies) to make your faces sorrowful and to enter the mosque (of Jerusalem) as they had entered it before, and to destroy with utter destruction all that fell in their hands. [And We Said in the Taurat (Torah)]: 'It may be that your Lord may show mercy unto you, but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment). And We have made Hell a prison for the disbelievers" [17:4-8].
In the previous verses, Allah (s.w.t.) mentions how the Children of Israel rebelled and disobeyed the Command of Allah, and how they became extremely arrogant. The Qur'anic Mufasiroon (commentators) -may Allah have mercy upon them- have lengthily described how the Jews did mischief on this earth twice. Most of them report that the doing of mischief twice had passed when the Jews killed Zachariah (as) and then killed Yahiah (John) son of Zachariah (as). However, the scholar Al-Shinqeety -may Allah have mercy on him- says in his Tafseer (Adwa'ul-Bayaan), that their conclusions were based on Israi'liat (Jewish reports). Al-Shinqeety in commenting on the verse 'But if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment)', says: "The Most High explains how he decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed they will do mischief on the earth twice. When the first promise came, He sent against them slaves of His given to terrible warfare who occupied their homes and tortured them. Then, when the second promise came to pass, He sent to them a tribe that made their faces sorrowful and who entered the mosque (of Jerusalem) as they had entered it before, and who destroyed with utter destruction all that fell in their hands. He (s.w.t.) also explained that if they return to doing mischief for the third time, then He will return to take revenge from them by subjecting their enemies upon them 'but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment)'. Moreover, Allah (s.w.t.) did not explain here whether they have or have not returned to mischief for the third time. However, He did indicate in many other verses that they have returned to mischief by disbelieving in the Messenger [i.e. Muhammad (s.a.w.)], by covering his characteristics that are mentioned in their books, and by breaking their covenant with him and supporting his enemies, and many of their other hideous habits. So Allah (s.w.t.) has retaliated to fulfil 'but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment)' by sending His Prophet (s.a.w.) and the Muslims upon Bani Quraitha and An-Naddeer, Bani Qainuqa' and Khaybar where they were killed, made captives and expelled, and those who remained were forced to pay the Jiziah, so that they were deprived and dishonoured. Among the verses that prove their return to mischief is the Sayings of the Most High: 'And when there came to them (the Jews), a Book (this Qur'an) from Allah confirming what is with them [ Torah and the Gospel], although a foretime they had invoked Allah [for coming of Muhammad (s.a.w.)] in order to gain victory over those who disbelieved, then when there came to them that which they had recognised, they disbelieved in it. So let the Curse of Allah be on the disbelievers. How bad is that for which they have sold their ownselves, that they should disbelieve in that which Allah has revealed (the Qur'an), grudging that Allah should reveal of His Grace unto whom He wills of His slaves. So they have drawn on themselves wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers, there is disgracing torment' [2:88-90], and His Saying: 'Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throws it aside?' [2:100], and His Saying: 'And you will not cease to discover deceit in them..' [5:13], and His Saying: 'And those of the people of the Scripture backed th(the disbelievers) - Allah brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives. And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land which you had not trodden (before)' [33:26-27]". [Adwa' ul-Bayaan 3/408]
It is evident that Allah has Promised to subject upon the corrupted Children of Israel His believing servants who will afflict them with a horrible torment. And here they are today, they have became tyrants and extremely arrogant, they have spoiled the tillage and the progeny and caused mischief on earth. We ask the Almighty to hasten His Promise for He has Stated: "And (remember when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (ie. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft-Forgiving (for the obedient and those who beg Allah's Forgiveness)" [7:167]. Commenting on this verse, Ibn Katheer reports how Mousa (as) forced the Jews to pay land tax, then they were conquered by the Greeks, the Kashdanies and others, then they were surmounted and degraded by the Christians, then when Muhammad (s.a.w.) came, they were under Islam's subjugation and custody.
The Praiseworthy Said: "The Jews say: 'Allah's Hand is tied up (ie. He does not give or spend of His Bounty)'. Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from Allah increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischief-makers)" [5:64]. In this verse, Allah (s.w.t.) revealed how their Kuffur, extreme envy and departure from the truth, led them to deceive the believers. He (s.w.t.) further revealed that He will defend His believing servants and will repel the conspiracy of the Jews in two ways:
Firstly, He (s.w.t.) has put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection, they will never agree upon the truth so long as they deny and disbelieve in the Prophet (s.a.w.). "You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided"[59:14].
Secondly, Allah (s.w.t.) has promised to extinguish every fire of war they kindle. Hence, every time they betrayed the Prophet (s.a.w.) and the Muslims or continue to contest the religion of Allah, He the Almighty abolishes their cunning ambitions.
It is important for the Muslim to know the characteristics of the Jews that are mentioned in Allah's Book because it will be these characteristics that will initiate their downfall and humiliation. Some of these distinctive characteristics of the Jews are explained below:
* They like to spread mischief and corruption on earth and strive hard t= o accomplish this, "and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischief-makers)"[5:64].
* They have incurred the Curse and Wrath of Allah. The consensus opinion of the Imams of Tafseer regarding the people asserted in the verse, "those who earned Your Anger"[1:7] is the Jews. This opinion is supported by the Allah's Saying: "Say [O Muhammad (s.a.w.) to the people of the Scripture]: 'Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshiped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in Hell-fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)"[5:60].
* They are people of indignity, disobedience and transgression as Stated by Allah (s.w.t.): "Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a covenant (of protection) from Allah, and from men; they have drawn on themselves the Wrath of Allah, and destruction is put over them. This is because they disbelieved in the Ayats (evidences, verses, revelations, etc.) of Allah and killed the Prophets without right. This is because they disobeyed (Allah) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allah's disobedience, crimes and sins)"[3:112].
* They are people of cowardliness, dismay and weakness as described by Allah (s.w.t.): "They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great"[59:14], "and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped"[3:111].
* As a result of the above, they tend to adhere strongly to this life even if it was a humiliating villainous life, as Allah Said: "And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life.." [2:96].
* Furthermore, they will always remain divided and disagreed among themselves; and conceal enmity and hatred towards each other as verified by Allah (s.w.t.): "We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection"[5:64]. and "You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided"[59:14]. This is a great advantage for Muslims since during wars and fighting, their ranks will disunite and their assemblies will disintegrate.
If one is to follow the stories of the Jews in Surat Al-Baqarah, Al-A'araf and others, and how they treated their prophets, one would find wonders. Their disbelief and rejection of the Message of Allah with utmost arrogance is the true nature of the Jews. That is why no deviant nation has been Cursed by Allah more than that of the Children of Israel. They truly earned the Wrath and Resentment of Allah, and thus they have lost all the factors of survival and existence.
As for the glad tidings of the Sunnah which were articulated by the trusted and the trustworthy Muhammad (s.a.w.), Ibn Umar (ra) narrates that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said: "The Dajjal (anti-Christ) will appear behind the city, then Allah will exploit the Muslims to kill his followers, so that the Jew would hide under a tree or (behind) a stone, and that tree or stone will say to the Muslim: 'There is a Jew (hiding behind me)! Kill him' " [Reported by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad]. The Prophet's (s.a.w.) saying, 'You will fight the Jews' is addressed to the Companions; however, within the context it intends those who come after them. The above mentioned Ahadeeth and others confirm the occurrence of a battle with the Jews wherein they will be killed. Those Ahadeeth embody great tidings for this Ummah, which are the continuity of the religion of Islam till the time when E'esa bin Maryam (as) descends and the continual existence of the Supported Group (At-Ta'ifah Al-Mansoorah) which will continue to fight till he (as) descends as stated by the Prophet (s.a.w.): "There will always remain a group from among my Ummah who will continue to fight by the truth, they are apparent to those who oppose them, until the last (followers) of them fight the Maseeh Ad-Dajjal"[Reported by Ahmad and Abu Dawood]. The Ahadeeth that describes At-Taai'fah Al-Mansoorah are famous and numerous in both of the Saheehs and other compilations. Many of the Sahabah (ra) narrated the descriptions of this group which include the fact that they establish Allah's Commands, and that they are supported and upheld by Allah (s.w.t.).
The above mentioned sacred verses and narrations indicate that this Ummah has been promised victory and consolidation when it abides by the prerequisite causative means, ie. when it arms itself with steeds of war and prepares itself to fight for the Cause of Allah (s.w.t.). Thereafter, the State of the Jews will perish.
[This article was published in the 20th issue of Nida'ul Islam magazine (http://www.islam.org.au), September-October 1997]
Islam is related to Judaism and Christianity - doesn't it share the same five books of Moses?
- "The order in which he [Mohammed] gives the prophets is interesting,
for immediately after the patriarchs he places first Jesus, then Job,
Jonah, Aaron, Solomon, and last of all David [Sura 4:161]. In another
passage [Sura 6:84-86] the order is still more ridiculous, for here we
have David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, Zecharia, John, Jesus,
Elija, Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah, and Lot! The incorrect spelling of the
names of these prophets as well as the parts which [Mohammed] assigns to
them in history, proves that he had never even looked into the Hebrew
Abraham Geiger, founder of Reform Judaism
Is Jihad only a justification for physical violence? Is Jihad only for shedding the blood of non-Muslims?
By Professor Walid Phares
In the early years of the Tawheed (Islamic conquest of the Arabian peninsula) and in the Fatah (Arab-Islamic invasion and conquest of the upper Middle East and the outside world), a Muslim concept was devised to achieve success against the enemy, Al-Taqiya..
Al-Taqiya, from the verb Ittaqu, means linguistically dodge the threat. Politically it means simulate whatever status you need in order to win the war against the enemy..
According to Al-Taqiya, Muslims were granted the Shar'iya (legitimacy) to infiltrate the Dar el-Harb (war zone), infiltrate the enemy's cities and forums and plant the seeds of discord and sedition. These agents were acting on behalf of the Muslim authority at war, and therefore were not considered as lying or denouncing the tenants of Islam. THey were "legitimate" mujahedeen, whose mission was to undermine the enemy's resistance and level of mobilization. One of their major objectives was to cause a split among the enemy's camp. In many instances, they convinced their targeted audiences that Jihad is not aimed at them, that indigenous people are not targeted, only Bysantium power. They convinced many Jews that they will be protected from Christians, called pagans), and they convinced many Christians that Jews were the mortal enemies, because they killed Issa (Jesus). They convinced the Aramaics, Copts, and Hebrews that the enemy is Greece, and signed peace agreements with the Bysantines Greeks at the expense of Maronite Aramaics, etc.
This Jihadic agency of subversion was one of the most fascinating and efficient arms of the conquest. In less them four decades the Middle East fell to the Arab-Islamic rule, followed by north Africa and Central Asia. Al-Taqiya was a formidable weapon, used by the first dynasties and strategists. Today, scholars may identify it as deception. But the Jihadic deception was and still is more powerful than the James Bondian methods of Western classical intelligence tactics, for the simple reason that it has a civilizational, global dimension versus the narrow state interest of the regular Western subversive methods.
Al-Taqiya is still in use today but not necessarily state-organized. One can easily detect Taqiya in the two discourses used by Islamist strategists. On the one hand, one comprehensive Islamist theory is attempting to mobilize Middle East, and sometimes Western Christia leaders and intellectuals, against "evil Jews". We see considerable success on that level. And on the other hand, another Islamist comprehensive theory is attemting -with success also- to mobilize the Jews against "evil and pagan Christians". One can easily detect the sophisticated work of Taqiya, for the strategic objective of Islamists is to destroy the foundations of the Judeo-Christian civilization, as a prelude to the defeat of an isolated Israel.
Taqiya is not a unique phenomenon in History, many strategists from all backgrounds implemented subversion. But the uniqueness of today's Taqiya is its success within advanced and sophisticated societies. Taqiya is winning massively because of the immense lack of knowledge among Western elites, both Jewish and Christian.
For interesting examples of Taqiya methods, visit Christian discussion groups and forums and note the discourse of Islamist visitors, aimed at undermining the Christian perception of Jews, and visit Jewish discussion groups and forums and note the subtle anti-Christian discourse of Islamists visitors. It is really informative and fascinating..
Professor Walid Phares
Department of Religion
Florida International University
Aside from having to cover their heads, women under Islam are respected and honored, right?
- Please, Allah, leave us alone to cry and weep in peace. From
behind the veil, beyond public gaze we want to cry till we cannot cry
any more. This is the only right you have left to us Muslim women,
throughout the Islamic world, where your laws are meticulously
followed. The world beyond is undergoing so many changes, so many
evolutions over the ages; year after year, new discoveries are being
made both in the sciences and philosophies, in the rest of the world,
improving upon old ideas and beliefs. But we are tied forever to the
rigid and immutable shackles of your laws, Allah. No one ever came
forward for our emancipation. Unique is our society! ...
- Jahanara Begum, "Women in Shariah" P75
- "I remember students used to ask the teacher during our Islamic
studies in Bethlehem High school, if it was permitted for Muslims to
rape the Jewish women after we defeat them, his response was "The
women captured in battle have no choice in this matter, they are
concubines and they need to obey their masters, having sex with slave
captives is not a "matter of choice for slaves.", this in fact was
written in the Koran.."
- "I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law."
- Taslima Nasrin, 21/06/1994
Muslims are motivated to faith and Jihad by the rewards of the afterlife. What does one have to do to end up in 'the other place'? What is it like?
- Ecumenism and Prophet Muhammad
Muhammad recited in the Holy Qur'an (Koran) Chapter 98, Verse 6 : "The People of the Book (Jews and Christians) and the Pagans will burn forever in the Fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures".
- The Nature of Hell
Qur'an (2:39), "On the Day of Judgement, We shall gather them all together prone on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf: their abode will be Hell and we shall increase for them the fierceness of the Fire."
Qur'an(4:56) "As often as their skins are roasted off, We shall change for them fresh skins."
Qur'an(22:19) "Those who deny Me, for them will be cut out a garment of Fire."
Qur'an(22:21) "In addition there will be maces of iron to punish them."
Qur'an (34:33) "We shall put yokes on their necks."
Qur'an (40:72) "By chains they will be dragged along in boiling, fetid fluid."
Qur'an (9:110) "Their hearts will be cut to pieces."
Qur'an (40:18) "Their hearts will come right up to their throats to choke them."
Qur'an (88:6-7) "No food will be there for them but bitter Dari which will neither nourish nor satisfy hunger."
Qur'an (37:62-66) "The Tree of Zaqqum, at the bottom of Hellfire, the fruit therof will cut their entrails."
Qur'an (18:29) "Water like melted brass that will scald their faces. How dreadful the drink!"
Qur'an (38:57) ... "and a fluid dark, murky, intensely cold ... taste it."
Qur'an (11:106) "Those ' in the Fire will be ' nothing but the heaving of sighs and sobs."
Qur'an (11:119) "I will fill Hell with jinns and men all together."
Qur'an (7:179) "Many are the Jinns and men We have made for Hell."
(Qur'an 97:50) "The Companions of the Fire will call to the Companions of the Garden: "Pour down to us water or anything that Allah doth provide for your sustenance" ' but both things hath Allah forbidden to those who rejected Him."
Qur'an (6:44) "We opened to them the gates of all good things (Paradise) ' on a sudden We called them to account (Hell) and they were plunged in despair."
Qur'an (9:35) "On the Day that heat will be produced out of that (gold and silver) in the Fire of Hell and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks and their backs."
Qur'an (44:47-48) "Drag him into the midst of the Blazing Fire" Then pour over his head the Penalty of Boiling Water."
Qur'an (66:6) "Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are appointed angels stern and severe who flinch not from executing the Commands they receive from Allah."
Qur'an (70:15-16) "The Fire of Hell will pluck out his being right to the skull."
Qur'an (72:23) "For any that disobey Allah and his Messenger - for them Hell: they shall remain therein for ever".
Is Islam just a faith, or are there inherent political and territorial ambitions as well?
- "Religion and politics are two sides of the same coin in Islam."
- G.H.Jansen, a Muslim, in "Militant Islam"
- "Christianity in its early history did not aim at setting up a state, whereas Islam, from the
very beginning was a politico-religious institution."
- "The other face of Islam is power"
- from "Two Faces of Islam"
Perhaps Islam will moderate if we just give them more land, weapons, respect, money, etc... Can we encourage them to like us?
- "No amount of goodwill [on our part] is capable of changing Islamic
theology and its inherent political ambition of world conquest".
- K. Elst, "Negationism in India: Concealing the Record of Islam", New Delhi, 1993
The fear of world domination by any one group is the stuff of the paranoid mind. Isn't it?
- ...although there was a period during which Muslim scholars were
the crucial channel through which Greek learning was transmitted to
the Christian West, the achievement of these Muslim scholars
themselves was for several subsequent centuries lost to the Islamic
world by domination by hard-line obscurantist Imams.
For all Muslims are as such fundamentalists since, whereas only a tiny minority of all the sentences in the Bible are there attributed to God in any of those three persons, every sentence in the Qur'an is alleged to have been uttered by Allah. And all too many of these utterances are in fact incitements to behave in the manner of those miscalled fundamentalists ...
Since there are well over a billion professing Muslims in the world today, including formidably growing minorities in many of the Western democracies, and since so many of the still larger number of professing Christians are so much less committed to their nominal religious allegiance, this is a book which should be widely available and widely read. For all of us need to recognize that Islam is not like any of the other great religions, but is one which was from its very beginning committed to and spread by violence rather than by peaceful persuasion, and which remains difficult if not impossible to accommodate within a secular democratic state ...
- Professor Antony Flew, New Humanist, June 1996
- With the end of the Cold War, it is Islam that will, in the next
few decades, come to fulfil the role of communism as a rival to the
ideological power of the West.
- from Reflections on Islam, Fundamentalism and the Rushdie Affair by Daniel Easterman
- The question is NOT how evil the Moslems are. They may have bad
smell and beat their grandmothers and wives regularly. The question
is: Can we keep them from beating OUR grandmothers and wives?
- "Enmity and hatred will reign between us until ye believe in Allah alone". (60:4)
"Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other". (48:29)
"Make war on them until idolatry does not exist any longer and Allah's religion reigns universally". (8:39) (2:193)
"The Jews and Christians and the Pagans will burn forever in the fire of hell. They are the vilest of all creatures". (98:51)
"Fight the unbelievers in your surroundings, and let them find harshness in you". (9:123)
"Kill the unbelievers wherever ye find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush". (9:5)
Holy War (Jihad) means the conquest of non-Muslim territories. It will then be incumbent upon every adult able-bodied man
to volunteer for this war of conquest, whose final goal is the domination of Koranic law from one end of the earth to the other."
Maududi, the well-known Muslim author, proudly proclaimed that "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam. Islam requires the earth - not just a portion, but the whole planet".
that God's Law (Shariah) should be enforced in the world by force of arms." Truth cannot be confined within geographical borders.
"The allegiance of a Muslim does not rest on his domicile in the country which is his, but on the faith to which he belongs ... wherever there is the rule of Islam, there is his own country".
Islam divides the whole of humanity into two parties, the Hizbe Allah (Muslims) and the Hizbul Satan (non-Muslims). The former should feel a hatred, a revulsion, an abhorrence of everything un-Islamic. To quote the Ayatollah Khomeini again, "Eleven things are unclean: urine, excrement, sperm, blood, a dog, a pig, bones, a non-Muslim man and woman, wine, beer, and the perspiration of a camel that eats filth".
S.A.A. Maududi "Jihad in Islam", Lahore, 1991
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a non-Muslim, quoted in "Understanding Political Islam" P7, P.S.Yog, Lucknow.
- "The Governments of the world should know that
Islam cannot be defeated. Islam will be victorious in all countries of
the world and Islam and the teachings of the Qur'an will prevail all
over the world". (Ayatollah Khomeini)
Statements such as this make it hard for Muslims living in Dar-al-Harb ("Territory of War", enemy countries, nations with non-Muslim rulers) for they must try to present Islam favorably replete with tolerance and sweetness, peace and light, faith and charity, equality and brotherhood. The "misunderstood Muslims" must tell themselves that jihad, "striving for Allah", can encompass teaching and proselytizing, bringing up sons (to fight for Allah) or even donating money for Zakat (especially if it goes to buy weapons). Their spokespersons quote the less belligerent verses of the Qur'an e.g. "Dispute with them (the Jews) in the kindest manner" (16:126, translator Rodwell) and "Let there be no compulsion in religion." (2:256) knowing full well that there are other verses in the Qur'an which apply in times of Harb (warfare). Examples abound such as: "Wage war on the people of the Book, who ... do not accept the religion of Islam". (9:29) "Fight against them (the Jews and Christians)! Allah shall punish them, at your hands." (9:14)
Islam is a religion of art and science and peace, right?
- There are only a few events in entire human history which produce such a staggering effect on the course of
humanity that such events remain embedded in collective human psyche forever. Such an event has been the rise of Islam and its rape, plunder, murder and near annihilation of entire human race
which were not Islamic.
"The earth is flat. Whoever claims it is round is an atheist deserving of punishment."
[Sheik Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz, supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, 1993]
"What martyrdom is greater than making yourself a human bomb detonating it among the enemy? What spiritualism is greater than this
spiritualism in which a person loses all feeling of his body and life for the sake of his cause and mission?"
[Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadallah]
- Massacre In Luxor: Islamic Schools to Blame,
Says Egyptian Editor
Normally the Western press, after such massacres as that of Luxor on November 17, 1997 explicitly try to exonerate Islam itself from responsibility for the murders. The argument usually goes something like this: "These barbarians are dishonoring a great religion, they are simply manipulating Islam for their political purposes. The real Islam advocates peace, and has nothing in common with its fundamentalist interpretation. These fanatics have arisen because the corrupt regimes supported by Western powers have forced Western secularization down their throats. Indeed, it is this more subtle, insidious, Western neo-colonialism that is responsible for the barbarous slaughter of 100,000 people in Algeria, Egypt, Afghanistan...."
How refreshing then -- nay, even revolutionary -- to read in the Egyptian daily Al Goumhouriya on the day after the massacre that the real responsibility lies with all Egyptians in general, and the religious schools in particular: "All Egyptians are responsible. It is our society which has incubated these criminals and we are their refuge since they live, hide, kill and come back amongst us. [The religious Islamic University of Al Azhar and its Koranic schools] fill the heads with Islamic teaching, which is but a kind of brain-washing," states Mahfouz al Ansari. Describing the Al Azhar and its religious schools as factories for producing extremists, Ansari also drew a direct parallel with the massacres in Algeria, and criticized the silence of the religious sheikhs.
- Reported by Ibn Warraq
- Muslim Chapter 17 The Prophet said: "None of you is a believer
till I (Muhammad) am dearer to him than the members of his household
(his child, his father) his wealth and the whole of mankind."
Muslim 32 The Prophet said: "When the slave runs away from his master, his prayer is not accepted"; he is an infidel.
Muslim 71 The Prophet said: ". . . The Jew or Christian who hears about me but does not affirm his belief... shall be one of the denizens of Hell-fire."
Muslim 1149 The Prophet said: "When it will be the Day of Resurrection Allah will deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say: "". The Muslim may have sins as heavy as a mountain but the wrong beliefs of the non-believers would save space in Paradise."
Muslim 1153 There was a Muslim who used to transcribe for the Prophet but he ran away as a rebel and joined the People of the Book. (Jews or Christians?) Allah caused his death, so the unbelievers dug a grave and buried him. Three times they tried to bury him but each time the earth threw him out on to the surface. In the end they left him unburied.
Muslim 1187 The Prophet said: "When the dead body is placed in the grave, he listens to the sound of the shoes as his friends and relatives walk after burying him". He heard a sound and said "It is the Jews who are being tormented in their graves." "The souls of unbelievers are cursed and have a foul smell. The dead bodies of the unbelievers at Badr were left unburied for three days and then thrown in the well."
(Yuk!) Muslim 1227 The Prophet said: "A group of the Children of Israel was lost. I think that they turned into the shape of rats."
Hadith Malik 511:1588 The last statement that Muhammad made was: "O Lord, perish the Jews and Christians. They made churches of the graves of their prophets. There shall be no two faiths in Arabia". (During the caliphates of the first four Caliphs this edict was fully carried out and all non-believers were removed from Arabia.)
Bukhari 5:59:362 The Prophet killed the men of the Jewish tribe Bani Quraiza (some 600 to 800 of them) and distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims All the other Jews of Medina were exiled.
Bukhari 5:59:365 The Prophet had the date-palms of the Jewish tribe of Bani-Al- Nadir burnt and cut down. "It was with Allah's permission"
Bukhari 5:59:447 The Prophet said to Sa'd, :The Bani Quraiza have agreed to accept your verdict" Sa'd said, "Kill all their men and take their women and children as slaves" The Prophet replied, "You have judged according to God's Judgment"
Abu Dawud 38:4390 Attiyah al -Quran was among the captives of Banu Qurayza "They (the Companions) examined us and those who had begun to grow (pubic) hair were killed and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair."
Bukhari 9:89:271 A man embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism Mu'adh said: "I will not sit down unless you kill him as it is the verdict of Allah and His Apostle"
Bukhari 9:84:64 The Prophet said,"There will appear some young foolish people who will say the best words hut their faith will not go beyond their throats So wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection"
Muslim 767 The Prophet said that anyone who tries to disrupt the unity of the Muslims should be killed by the sword.
Hadees-e-Qudsi 22:17 (Hakim) Allah revealed to Muhammad that He had 70 thousand men killed avenging on John the Baptist and that He would get seventy plus seventy thousand killed avenging on his grandson.
Bukhari 4:52:73 The Prophet said," Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords."
Bukhari 4:52:801 The Prophet said, " Allah forgave the murderer who later died in Jihad (holy war)"
Bukhari 4:52:196 Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah."
Bukhari 4:52:260 Ali burnt some people (Zanadiqa, atheists 9:84:57) although the Prophet had said, "Don't punish anybody with Allah's punishment (Fire)" if a Muslim discards his religion, kill him"
Bukhari 4:52:264 AI-Bara bin Azib said," Allah's Apostle sent a group of Ansari men to kill Abu-Rafi (a hundred year-old poet who mocked Muhammad) "I drove my sword into his body and pushed it forcibly till it touched the bone." Muhammad bin Maslama was quick to volunteer.
Bukhari 4:52:283 Ali said that no Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel (unbeliever).
Bukhan 9:89:282 The Prophet said, "Whoever has killed an unbeliever (in the battle of Hunain) and has proof or a witness of it, then his belongings will be for him"
Bukhari 5:59:628 The Prophet sent Khalid to the tribe of Jadhima to "invite them to Islam" They were hesitant so Khalid killed some of them and gave each Muslim soldier a captive.
Abu Dawud (38:4467) The Prophet said, "If they drink wine, flog them Again if they drink it, flog them. Again if they drink it kill them". But in (38:4469) they received three cautionary floggings before being killed on the fourth occasion
- "There is something in the religious culture of Islam which
inspired, in even the humblest peasant or peddler, a dignity and
courtesy toward others never exceeded and rarely equaled in other
civilizations... [but] in moments of upheaval and
disruption, when the deeper passions are stirred, this dignity and
courtesy toward others can give way to an explosive mixture of rage and
Professor Bernard Lewis
Isn't Islam a universal religion? What then is its relationship with the Arabs?
"Islam began as an Arab religion; it spread as an Arab empire. In
Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia Indonesia (the countries of my itinerary) I
was traveling, therefore, among people who had been converted to what
was an alien faith. I was traveling among people who had to make a
double adjustment to the European empires of the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries; and an earlier adjustment to the Arab faith. You
might almost say that I was among people who had been doubly
colonized, doubly removed from themselves."
V. S. Naipaul, New York Review of Books (January 31, 1991)
It is sad and ironic that in Algeria, for instance, all teaching in
the French language was discontinued because the French language was
considered a symbol of French colonialism, and "illegitimate" imperial
presence. It is sad since it cuts a whole generation off from the rich
cultural heritage of a modern, rational and progressive civilization,
but also ironic since Arabic is itself an imposed language. Arab
imperialism not only imposed a new language on a people whose mother
tongue was Berber (NOT Arabic) but even convinced the same people that
they were ethnically Arabs -which they were not and brainwashed them
into accepting a religion that was alien to their own religious
traditions. Bowing toward Arabia five times a day might be amongst
the ultimate symbol of this cultural imperialism.
- Ibn Warraq
Some African-Americans say they choose Islam because it was the only religion which never participated in the Black African slave trade. What is the record of slavery in Islam?
- See Slavery
Why do you quote these so-called experts of Islam when the writings of our most respected leader are available?
- Sayings of Ayatollah Khomeini:
A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However he should not penetrate, sodomising the child is OK. 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 girls sister.from the Darabi Foundation
From Khomeini's book, "Tahrirolvasyleh", fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom,
It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation 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.
From Khomeini's book, "Tahrirolvasyleh", fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom,
A man can have sex with animals such as sheep¹s, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.
From Khomeini's book, "Tahrirolvasyleh", fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom,
"If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned."
The little green book, Sayings of Ayatollah Khomeini, Political, Phylosophica, Social and Religious with a special introduction by Clive Irving, ISBN number 0-553-14032-9, page 47
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