Archive for October, 2008

Myth vs Fact #2

October 31, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 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. [9:29]
Tafsir Breaking the Covenant

The Battle of Hunayn

The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah

The Prohibition of following the Ways of the People of the Book

Bottom Line: This is one of several orders to fight, an open ended, outcome oriented imperative without geographic or chronological limits. The site linked following the text of the ayeh displays the translator’s foot notes.

The following Islamic law is based on this ayeh.
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,…[Reliance of the Traveller]

This ayeh is confirmed by Bukhari1.8.387.

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Myth vs Fact #1

October 31, 2008
Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 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. [8:39]
Tafsir Righteousness comes from TaqwaThe Disbelievers spend Their Wealth to hinder Others from Allah’s Path, but this will only cause Them Grief

The Order to fight to eradicate Shirk and Kufr

The Order to fight until there is no more Fitnah

Bottoim Line: Allah orders Muslims to make war on disbelievers until all resistance ceases and only Allah is worshiped.
This is confirmed in Bukhari1.8.387 and enshrined in Islamic law though not directly referenced by Reliance of the Traveller Book O9.9.

Moe’s Murder Cult

October 31, 2008

The domain name was intended to mimic the title of this post. Unfortunately, I am not a good typist. We’ll have to live with it.

Everyone knows that “Islam is a great religion of peace.” . Unfortunately, they know something that is factually false. By design, Islam’s primary mission was the personal emolument & empowerment of its founder. Its mission was mercenary, and its method was martial.

The proof of those assertions is in Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition & jurisprudence. This blog’s purpose is to make its readers familiar with the essential evidence and to make it easy for readers to explore the context for themselves.

Unless otherwise noted, Qur’an Quotes are from The Noble Qur’an translated by Hilali & Khan. Hyperlinks are to ten parallel translations at www.quranbrowser.com.

With rare exceptions, hadith are quoted from the four main collections in USC-MSA’s Compendium of Islamic Texts and are linked to named anchors in that database.

In the Resources page, you will find links to various translations & formats for further exploration. Using the links provided, you can build a substantial library.

The title of this post is justified by hadith which depict subornation of murder. These oral traditions were judged authentic by the most trusted of hadith collectors. [Emphasis added for clarity.]

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 45, Number 687:

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Who would kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf as he has harmed Allah and His Apostle ?” Muhammad bin Maslama (got up and) said, “I will kill him.” So, Muhammad bin Maslama went to Ka’b and said, “I want a loan of one or two Wasqs of food grains.” Ka’b said, “Mortgage your women to me.” Muhammad bin Maslama said, “How can we mortgage our women, and you are the most handsome among the Arabs?” He said, “Then mortgage your sons to me.” Muhammad said, “How can we mortgage our sons, as the people will abuse them for being mortgaged for one or two Wasqs of food grains? It is shameful for us. But we will mortgage our arms to you.” So, Muhammad bin Maslama promised him that he would come to him next time. They (Muhammad bin Maslama and his companions came to him as promised and murdered him. Then they went to the Prophet and told him about it.

For information about other murders Moe ordered, see The Prophet’s Assassinations .


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