Part 6 - Recent Articles
The Reality of Friendship in Islam
To begin this article it is appropriate to quote directly from the Qur'an:
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong.
PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends, such are wrong-doers.
SHAKIR: O you who believe! do not take your fathers and your brothers for guardians if they love unbelief more than belief; and whoever of you takes them for a guardian, these it is that are the unjust.
Granted, this verse does not pertain to friendship. It pertains to one’s own family members. Can a person imagine a statement, a commandment, more perverse than these words spoken by the Islamic prophet Muhammad? Let’s consider this verse and its meaning for a moment before moving on to the topic of friendship in Islam.
In Verse 009.023 of the Qur'an, Muhammad is claiming that god has commanded him to inform “the Muslims” that they must put Islam ahead of their own family in importance. In other words, Muhammad has said that Muslims should virtually disown their own family members should they simply choose not to remain Muslim. At minimum the family member is to be heartlessly ostracized.
Can you imagine being a Muslim parent or child and having to obey this verse should the reality arise within your own family? This tragic situation has arisen within millions of Muslims families throughout the centuries, and millions have been killed by their own families due to Islamic apostacy laws. Such is the sickening legacy of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Let us now consider friendship in Muhammad’s Islam:
First let us consider the reality of friendship amongst Muslims themselves. This topic concerned me greatly when I was a Muslim. For inside I knew the answers to the questions I was asking myself – and the truth was deeply disturbing. Some of the questions I asked myself were as follows:
If I were to leave Islam would my Muslim friends have to dump ME?
Does this mean that if one of my Muslim friends chose to leave Islam that I would have to dump THEM?
The answers to these fundamental questions helped open the door for me and leave Muhammad’s Islam. This and other “Islamic realities” led me to a critical study of Islam that helped free me from its perverse falsehood.
Obviously real friendship is profound and is to be highly respected and cherished. Many know how important friendship is to human health, happiness and our general development as individuals. Tragically, there can be no genuine friendship in Islam. Many Muslims still do not understand this basic fact. Let me explain why.
Muslim-to-Muslim friendship is contingent upon adherence to Islam. In other words, if a Muslim simply chooses to leave Islam for his own reasons his Muslim friends are obliged to consider him a traitor to the Muslim Ummah, an enemy of god, and a worthless failure. And, of course, an Apostate that should be killed:
Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57:
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.’”
Now let us look to Islam’s “holy book,” the Qur'an, and see what it has to say regarding friendship:
YUSUFALI: Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.
YUSUFALI: Thou seest many of them turning in friendship to the Unbelievers. Evil indeed are (the works) which their souls have sent forward before them (with the result), that Allah’s wrath is on them, and in torment will they abide.
YUSUFALI: Turnest thou not thy attention to those who turn (in friendship) to such as have the Wrath of Allah upon them? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to falsehood knowingly.
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Turn not (for friendship) to people on whom is the Wrath of Allah, of the Hereafter they are already in despair, just as the Unbelievers are in despair about those (buried) in graves.
In closing, Islam’s treatment of friendship is obviously severely perverse. Upon close inspection, Islam is the obvious fraud of a very, very deranged con man.
Music in Islam Examined
Is music forbidden in Islam? This article will consider this question.
It is often said that music is prohibited in Islam. Upon hearing this statement most people doubt that such an absurd claim could possibly be true.
If the religion of Islam actually does forbid music, even the majority of devout Muslims would probably find this to be very strange and a cause for concern. Why in the world would a religion prohibit Music? Do any other minor or major religions prohibit music? What did Muhammad have to say about this matter? This article will also consider the many benefits of music.
Let’s examine what the Islamic texts and traditions have to say about this subject. The first two hadith that we will be considering have been selected from what are believed by Muslims to be the canonical texts of Islam. Hence, Muslims must believe them to be the authentic utterances of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and should therefore be obeyed.
Hadith: Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 69, Number 494v:
Narrated Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari:
that he heard the Prophet saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, 'Return to us tomorrow.' Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection."
Hadith: Sunan Abu-Dawud: Book 41, Number 4909:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:
Salam ibn Miskin, quoting an old man who witnessed AbuWa'il in a wedding feast, said: They began to play, amuse and sing. He united the support of his hand round his knees that were drawn up, and said: I heard Abdullah (ibn Mas'ud) say: I heard the apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Singing produces hypocrisy in the heart.
Hadith Qudsi 19:5:
"The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance."
Muhammad also said:
(1) “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”
(2) “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.”
(3) “Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.”
(4) “This community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.” Someone asked, “When will this be, O Messenger of Allah?” and he said, “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful.”
(5) “There will be peoples of my Community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful ….” -- 'Umdat al-Salik r40.0
What puritanical nonsense! If a person were to dig deep enough into the dung heap of Muhammad’s wacky utterances and bizarre behaviour nearly everything could be banned! (except of course warfare, and the all those nauseating and useless Islamic rituals that are part and parcel of the cult of Muhammadanism). The above passages are indeed bizarre and quite an insight into the strange world of Islam. Keep folks in the dark, and keep them afraid, frustrated and obedient, that was the tune that Muhammad sang. The more ignorant and primitive the Muslim, the better Muhammad could readily use them for his own ends -- as foot soldiers to acquire “booty of all types.” Not only was Muhammad a mass murdering brazen thief and a slave trading pedophile, he was also some kind of strange puritanical nut-case opposed even to music! Why all the abnormal behaviour?! How sick was this guy?!
Muhammad preferred not to be asked difficult questions and often ended such inquiries abruptly. From the above hadiths and Islamic traditions we can see that Muhammad’s priority was to keep his followers focused solely on the details of his religion and then use them to kill and die for it when the time called for more booty. One of the reasons that Muslims are so obsessed with Islam and busy trying to promulgate it is because Muhammad has denied or restricted their abilty to enjoy so many of the healthy and common activities of life -- such as music. This is plainly obvious when one studies the reality of how Islam plays out in the real world. When Muhammad was forced to address some of the challenging questions posed to him by his followers, his answers, or verdicts, were often patently ridiculous. Even folks who call themselves Muslims must get a real chuckle out of the some of the absurdity contained within Muhammad’s Islam.
Tragically, the condemnation of music in Muhammad’s Islam has many profoundly negative consequences. Muhammad was truly disturbed and his prohibition of music is just more proof of this. Pastimes such as music and many other social customs that are known to be good for human health are not to be partaken of or enjoyed by Muslims. Many ex-Muslims, such as myself, leave Islam upon learning the truth about this man Muhammad and his incredulous religion. We see Muhammad not as an honest man telling the truth but a deranged warlord and criminal gang leader. The fact that he claimed to be the messenger of God, delivering the one and only perfect religion is just that, a claim. One only needs to look at how Muhammad lived his life and the error-ridden and inhumane documents that he left behind to understand that he was merely a very sick liar and a fraud. Any honest person can plainly see that the founder of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, was through and through crooked and crazy. A mad criminal who attempted to fool his followers with threats and promises.
In truth, to express one’s self openly and honestly is fundamental to the human experience. For centuries music has been a healthy outlet for such expression. In fact music has played a very beneficial role in human development and the civilizing of mankind. With every passing year scientists are discovering more evidence that music enhances intelligence and that it has many positive effects on human health. It is a fact that humanity in general has derived many benefits from music throughout the ages. Throughout history music has been a rich and profound cultural element to nearly all of man’s diverse cultures and billions of individuals can attest to the fact that great enjoyment and rewards can found in both the creating and listening to music. In reality, due to Muhammad’s illness(es), basically he really only cared about himself and fulfilling his selfish desires, so all of this was lost on the pathetic little fool. As we can plainly see, if one is to submit to Muhammad’s Islam they must also submit their common sense and much of their basic self-honesty.
In conclusion, Muhammad’s ludicrous attitude towards music is very revealing. More obvious nonsense contained within his erroneous theology. No doubt some Muslims and Islamic apologists would be quick to point out that other passages from the Islamic texts and traditions make music Halal. Due to the fact that Islam is full of contradictions and inaccuracies this is no surprise. This proves that Muhammad was not the perfect man and that his Islam is over-flowing with utter nonsense and lies. From the above texts we see that music is actually Haram in Islam. Nonsense such as this should awaken any Muslim of sound mind to the fact that Islam in totality is a ridiculous and harmful fraud, and that its creator was simply a clever a con man and a very, very sick liar. Islam’s aversion to and taboos regarding music are just more proof of this.
The Good Muslims Part 1 of 3
Ironically, honorable Muslims are the worst Muslims, for they give a bad religion a good name and aid in its continuation. The survival of Islam would be a terrible calamity to befall humanity. These harsh statements are hard facts that ‘the good Muslims’ ought to consider deeply. This series of articles will attempt to shed light on this reality.
Those folks who consider themselves to be good Muslims must be troubled witnessing the constant horrors being created by their co-religionists. Muslims are now commonly viewed by non-Muslims as a dangerous segment of the population who hold very strange views of the world and their fellow humans. Those non-Muslims who are well-versed in Islamic theology and the ambitions of the Islamists to institute Sharia law are right to be mistrustful of the Muslim population.
The horrific state of the Islamic world and the dysfunctional behavior of their co-religionists must make ‘the good Muslims’ consider whether there is something intrinsically wrong with Islam. The good Muslims must be asking themselves why their brethren are behaving so violently toward each other and toward non-Muslims. It should make an honest person wonder whether Islam is really what it claims to be. It is worth considering this question rigorously as so many lives are at stake.
We know from Islamic history and by looking around us at the world today, Islam is not a religion of peace. The talk of Islam being the religion of peace is just talk. Islam has long proven itself to be a religion of violence and hatred that commonly inspires its adherents to commit acts of obscene bloodshed and intolerance. In light of all this, it seems that those who proclaim themselves to be Muslims would be wise to re-examine the claims of their religion.
Islam has historically created undemocratic societal structures which are steeped in nepotism and tyranny. Where Islam is the law of the land, Sharia law is devastating the well-being and civility of its citizenry. Without doubt Muhammad has betrayed his followers leaving them an unjust religion (for example women are granted rights inferior to those of men both legally and otherwise) producing an untenable mess. It is useless for Islamic apologists to attempt to deny these statements as the facts speak for themselves.
We know that Islamic terrorism is the result of Muslims acting upon Islamic doctrine. The adherents of no other major religion attempt to settle their real or imagined grievances with such consistent acts of savage violence as do Muslims. Both the Qur'an and the Sunnah state that Muhammad himself was a terrorist, a mass murderer and a thief who urged his followers to conquer the world by any means necessary. He claimed that this is what his god demands be done. This Islamic supremacism is sheer barbarism and insanity. Truth be told, radical Muslims are only following in Muhammad’s footsteps and acting upon his commandments.
Though the good Muslims prefer to acknowledge only the peaceful and sane Islamic traditions, the time has come for them to abandon this infantile approach and to stop over-looking the truly dark contents of their religion and what it demands of them and its negative impact upon humanity. The time has come for Muslims to take off their blinders and to embark upon an objective, critical examination of Islam. The evidence will unmistakably lead them to conclude that Muhammad was a full blown madman who will be recorded by history as the most notorious criminal and deceitful human being to have ever lived.
The question at hand is whether decent folks who currently call themselves Muslims are willing to compromise their integrity by continuing to practice and promote Islam while knowing of its many horrors. Many educated Muslims are now beginning to realize that adherence to Islam cannot be justified and are discretely walking away from it. It has become clear to them that the founder of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, was just one more charlatan who fabricated a religion. In this case a religion based primarily on fear, hatred and violence.
Islam should rightly be abhorred by all persons of conscience. ‘The good Muslims’ must decide whether they want to live a lie and go down the dark path of Islam or make the courageous decision to abandon the religion entirely and help in the effort to expose it for what it is. It is time for the good Muslims to come to the realization that Muhammad’s Islam, taken in totality, amounts to a colossal fraud and a terribly harmful ideology.
Muhammad and His Animals
According to the Islamic texts Muhammad feared and hated many animals.
Apparently Muhammad had many “strange” ideas about animals. His ideas bring into question the sanity of the individual.
This article will consider the many odd statements that Muhammad uttered regarding animals. We will look at the seemingly crazy statements made by Muhammad in both the Hadith and the Qur'an.
As shown in the passages bellow, Master Muhammad seemed to fear and hate certain snakes, dogs, donkeys, monkeys, pigs, crows, scorpions, etc. The guy was a pretty messed-up dude I’m guessing...
Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 518:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
That he heard the Prophet delivering a sermon on the pulpit saying, "Kill snakes and kill Dhu-at-Tufyatain (i.e. a snake with two white lines on its back) and ALBATROSS (i.e. a snake with short or mutilated tail) for they destroy the sight of one's eyes and bring about abortion." ('Abdullah bin 'Umar further added): Once while I was chasing a snake in order to kill it, Abu Lubaba called me saying: "Don't kill it," I said. "Allah's Apostle ordered us to kill snakes." He said, "But later on he prohibited the killing of snakes living in the houses." (Az-Zubri said. "Such snakes are called Al-Awamir.”)
Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 529:
Narrated Abu Mulaika:
Ibn Umar used to kill snakes, but afterwards he forbade their killing and said, "Once the Prophet pulled down a wall and saw a cast-off skin of a snake in it. He said, 'Look for the snake. 'They found it and the Prophet said, "Kill it." For this reason I used to kill snakes. Later on I met Abu Lubaba who told me the Prophet said, 'Do not kill snakes except the short-tailed or mutilated-tailed snake with two white lines on its back, for it causes abortion and makes one blind. So kill it.' "
Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 530:
Ibn 'Umar used to kill snakes but when Abu Lubaba informed him that the Prophet had forbidden the killing of snakes living in houses, he gave up killing them.
Yeah, those short-tailed and mutilated-tailed snakes with the two white lines on their backs are blinding people and causing abortions all over the place, you bet! We had better take Muhammad’s advice and kill, kill, kill them wherever we find them. I wonder how we’d get by without the priceless advice of Master Muhammad the master snake-oil salesman of them all. Gee I wonder if the world would be better off had he never lived... Ya think??
Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 9, Number 490:
The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, "Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people)." I said, "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away, for I disliked to face him."
Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 9, Number 498:
It is not good that you people have made us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys. No doubt I saw Allah's Apostle praying while I used to lie between him and the Qibla and when he wanted to prostrate, he pushed my legs and I withdrew them.
Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1032:
Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of 'Allah (may peace be upon him) said: When any one of you stands for prayer and there is a thing before him equal to the back of the saddle that covers him and in case there is not before him (a thing) equal to the back of the saddle, his prayer would be cut off by (passing of an) ass, woman, and black Dog. I said: O Abu Dharr, what feature is there in a black dog which distinguish it from the red dog and the yellow dog? He said: O, son of my brother, I asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as you are asking me, and he said: The black dog is a devil.
Sahih Muslim, Book 024, Number 5249:
Abu Talha reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) having said: Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.
Sahih Muslim, Book 010, Number 3811:
Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.
Sahih Muslim, Book 002, Number 0551:
Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.
I have often wondered how many of Muhammad’s followers knew that he was insane but had to keep quiet about it knowing that they would be killed should they talk.
Just imagine being a sincere and independent-minded person and having to keep your mouth shut while watching Muhammad raid, loot and slaughter a village and then take the best looking women as captives for himself.
Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 437:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet came to Khaibar and when Allah made him victorious and he conquered the town by breaking the enemy's defense, the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was mentioned to him and her husband had been killed while she was a bride. Allah's Apostle selected her for himself and he set out in her company till he reached Sadd-ar-Rawha' where her menses were over and he married her. Then Hais (a kind of meal) was prepared and served on a small leather sheet (used for serving meals). Allah's Apostle then said to me, "Inform those who are around you (about the wedding banquet)." So that was the marriage banquet given by Allah's Apostle for (his marriage with) Safiya. After that we proceeded to Medina and I saw that Allah's Apostle was covering her with a cloak while she was behind him. Then he would sit beside his camel and let Safiya put her feet on his knees to ride (the camel).
Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 438:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
I heard Allah's Apostle, in the year of the Conquest of Mecca, saying, "Allah and His Apostle made illegal the trade of alcohol, dead animals, pigs and idols." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What about the fat of dead animals, for it was used for greasing the boats and the hides; and people use it for lights?" He said, "No, it is illegal." Allah's Apostle further said, "May Allah curse the Jews, for Allah made the fat (of animals) illegal for them, yet they melted the fat and sold it and ate its price."
Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 1, Number 0066:
Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:
The people asked the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him): Can we perform ablution out of the well of Buda'ah, which is a well into which menstrual clothes, dead dogs and stinking things were thrown? He replied: Water is pure and is not defiled by anything.
Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease."
In the Qur'an, Muhammad stated that his god literally turns human beings into apes and pigs. Such manipulative madness from the mouth of the Islamic prophet is still believed by Muslims today!
Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!"
You have heard of those of you that broke the Sabbath (Jews). We said to them: ‘You shall be changed into detested apes.’ We made their fate an example to their own generation and to those who followed them, and a lesson for the righteous.
In conclusion, all it takes is some honesty and a sane mind to understand the fact that Muhammad was a liar and a nut.
The Good Muslims Part 2 of 3
There are many good people who call themselves Muslims. Though as mentioned in part 1 of this series of articles, these personally honorable Muslims are ironically the worst of Muslims for they give a bad religion a good name and aid in its continuation. Those Muslims who act as Imams and Islamic “academics” and work to further the goals of this fundamentally unjust, inherently violent, and highly intolerant religion are also doing great harm to humanity.
If these above mentioned groups of persons continue in their ways and succeed in keeping Islam alive and flourishing, the world will be a truly dark place no sane person would want their son or daughter to live in. The time has come for all Muslims, both laymen and learned, moderate and fundamentalist, to objectively re-examine the religion they currently believe to be infallible and beyond the need for critical examination. The horrible truth about the Islamic religion must become known if humanity is to survive.
It has become obvious to many Muslims that there is something seriously wrong with Islam. But what? What is wrong with Islam? Was Muhammad merely a sick human being and a liar? Is Islam the corrupted product of many different hands? These questions are well worth asking as there is so much at stake. Those people who are good people and adhere to Islam must be asking themselves whether Islam is in fact a religion come from God as Muhammad proclaimed. Those Muslims who know of Muhammad’s questionable behavior (murder, assassination, thievery, pedophilia, etc.) are now wondering whether they want to continue blindly following this sick man and his hateful and violent religion.
Unfortunately, the fear that Muhammad’s Islam has induced in the minds of Muslims has rendered them incapable of thinking rationally about the religion. This is changing though, as more and more Muslims become exposed to the grotesque truth about Muhammad and his Islam. Upon learning the truth about Islam, honest people of integrity begin the profoundly liberating process of apostasizing from Islam. It can definitively be stated that no decent person of sane mind, knowing the real facts about Islam, could remain in the religion with a clear conscience. We informed apostates of Islam know for certain that Muhammad’s Islam is in reality the exact opposite of what it claims to be.
Most Muslims genuinely do not know how evil Islamic ideology really is. It is an indisputable fact that Islam institutionalizes discrimination against women and non-Muslims, effectively puts an end to freedom of speech and freedom of conscience, and ensures perpetual warfare amongst mankind. Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is not a flawless faith received from a god on high. Muhammad was not the perfect man. This “religion” is so perverse in fact, that it demands that those who leave it be killed:
Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57:
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire)’. I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changes his Islamic religion, then kill him.’”
Qur'anic verses (referring to the prescribed treatment for apostates):
YUSUFALI: Why should ye be divided into two parties about the Hypocrites? Allah hath upset them for their (evil) deeds. Would ye guide those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way? For those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way, never shalt thou find the Way.
PICKTHAL: What aileth you that ye are become two parties regarding the hypocrites, when Allah cast them back (to disbelief) because of what they earned? Seek ye to guide him whom Allah hath sent astray? He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him thou (O MUhammad) canst not find a road.
SHAKIR: What is the matter with you, then, that you have become two parties about the hypocrites, while Allah has made them return (to unbelief) for what they have earned? Do you wish to guide him whom Allah has caused to err? And whomsoever Allah causes to err, you shall by no means find a way for him.
YUSUFALI: They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks;-
PICKTHAL: They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,
SHAKIR: They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.
YUSUFALI: Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. If Allah had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: Therefore if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (Guarantees of) peace, then Allah Hath opened no way for you (to war against them).
PICKTHAL: Except those who seek refuge with a people between whom and you there is a covenant, or (those who) come unto you because their hearts forbid them to make war on you or make war on their own folk. Had Allah willed He could have given them power over you so that assuredly they would have fought you. So, if they hold aloof from you and wage not war against you and offer you peace, Allah alloweth you no way against them.
SHAKIR: Except those who reach a people between whom and you there is an alliance, or who come to you, their hearts shrinking from fighting you or fighting their own people; and if Allah had pleased, He would have given them power over you, so that they should have certainly fought you; therefore if they withdraw from you and do not fight you and offer you peace, then Allah has not given you a way against them.
YUSUFALI: Others you will find that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people: Every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb thereto: if they withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, seize them and slay them wherever ye get them: In their case We have provided you with a clear argument against them.
PICKTHAL: Ye will find others who desire that they should have security from you, and security from their own folk. So often as they are returned to hostility they are plunged therein. If they keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant.
SHAKIR: You will find others who desire that they should be safe from you and secure from their own people; as often as they are sent back to the mischief they get thrown into it headlong; therefore if they do not withdraw from you, and (do not) offer you peace and restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them; and against these We have given you a clear authority.
All Muslims ought to think deeply about the implications of the above text quotes. See my recent article The Reality of Friendship in Islam for another perspective on this matter.
Muhammad was a deranged man. He was so deranged in fact, that he himself believed his own lies. He made his living and satisfied his “needs” by creating enemies and then raiding and looting their property. Muhammad and his gang of criminals butchered thousands of people during their raids. Often the women and children were spared death only to be enslaved and sold for profit or used as concubines and free labor. Many of the modern day followers of Muhammad’s cult of Islam want to re-live that savage age. They want to slaughter “infidels” and take their wives. They want to see stonings, amputations, and mute women in full length black garb on every street. The early Muslims became Muslims by being duped or threatened by that convincing mad man. Modern Muslims, even the most educated, are Muslims due to either fear or ignorance, period.
Those folks who consider themselves to be good Muslims must be terribly disturbed when witnessing the constant horrors being created around the world by their co-religionists who rightly justify their evil deeds in the name of Islam. Tragically, according to Islam, Muslims need only treat Muslims justly - to hell with the rights of those who will not submit to Islam. The misery and loss of life being created by Muslims acting upon Islamic doctrine is staggering. The harm that Islam has wrought upon humanity is without parallel among the world’s religions. It has now become crystal clear to sensible people that Muhammad’s legacy is the most shameful and harmful legacy of all of the leaders the world has come to know by name. The name Muhammad now denotes disgust, distrust and dishonesty. Though for Muslims, as any “true believer” will tell you, Muhammad must still be considered the perfect man, whose every word and example is to be obeyed without question…???
It is quite reasonable that many folks who currently call themselves Muslims are considering walking away from this sick man’s cult/belief system as billions of good people have done before them. Only an imbecile would continue to believe that Muhammad was the messenger of god. Truth be told, many Muslims stay in Islam simply out of fear for their lives. Though the following statement is harsh to be sure, it is none the less true: Educated Muslims, especially those living in non-Muslim majority countries, should be ashamed of themselves for not taking the time to learn and consider the objective truth about Islam from easily available sources and then wholly abandoning Islam and joining the effort to expose this terrible fraud.
Those Muslims who choose to stubbornly cling to Islam knowing what they now surely know about it are stabbing themselves and humanity in the back. Fifty years from now, Islam will be seen as a belief system far worse than even Hitler’s Nazism, and those human beings who remain “Muslim” will be looked upon as mentally ill freaks that no reasonable person would trust or respect. Adherence to Islam in the 21st century is fast becoming known as the ultimate self-betrayal. Now that the truth about Islam has become known, there is no excuse for a free man or women to remain Muslim.
Islam should rightly be abhorred by all persons of conscience. Muhammad’s Islam is a fundamentally unjust ideology with hatred and violence coursing through its veins. ‘The good Muslims’ must decide whether they want to live a lie and go down the dark path of Islam or make the courageous decision to abandon this religion entirely and help in the effort to expose it for what it is. It is time for the good Muslims to come to the realization that Muhammad’s Islam, taken in totality, amounts to a colossal fraud and a terribly harmful ideology.
Should Women Respect Muhammad and His Islam?
Muslims love to claim that Islam has granted women equal rights. Sadly, this is not true. The Qur'an states several times that women are to be granted less rights then those enjoyed by men.
This article will examine the status of women and their rights according to Islam, as well as some of the many disgusting things that Muhammad said regarding women.
The inherent oppression and degradation of women in Islam is abhorrent. For every good thing Muhammad’s Islam says about women, one can easily find a passage referring to women in the most unkindly of lights. Such is the reality of the fundamentally contradictory religion of Islam. One minute Islam is the perfect religion of peace and justice - the next it commands Muslims to maim, murder and subjugate others. Muslim women should learn the truth about Islam, and fast, if they truly care about their daughters and the future of women in general.
In controversial verse 4:34 of the Qur'an, men are told to beat their disobedient wives after first warning them and then sending them to sleep in separate beds. This horrendous verse approves of and even sanctions, domestic abuse. As we shall see momentarily, Islamic theology also permits slavery and rape. No person of sound mind and good heart could believe that this is the wish of god. Islam is nothing more than the cult of a long dead, selfish little mad man named Muhammad ibn Abdullah.
Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.
Here is an examination of how other translators render this controversial passage:
Pickthall: "and scourge them"
Yusuf Ali: "(And last) beat them (lightly)"
Al-Hilali/Khan: "(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)"
Shakir: "and beat them"
Sher Ali: "and chastise them"
Khalifa: "then you may (as a last alternative) beat them"
Arberry: "and beat them"
Rodwell: "and scourge them"
Sale: "and chastise them"
Asad: "then beat them"
Hadith, Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Number 2142:
Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.
The Qur'an compares women to a field (tilth) that a man is free to use when, and as he chooses:
YUSUFALI: Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will; but do some good act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah. And know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give (these) good tidings to those who believe.
PICKTHAL: Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will, and send (good deeds) before you for your souls, and fear Allah, and know that ye will (one day) meet Him. Give glad tidings to believers, (O Muhammad).
SHAKIR: Your wives are a tilth for you, so go into your tilth when you like, and do good beforehand for yourselves, and be careful (of your duty) to Allah, and know that you will meet Him, and give good news to the believers.
According to Muhammad and his Islam, a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man’s:
002:282 "Get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her"
The Qur'an permits men to marry up to four wives, and have sex with slave girls if they want to do so:
004:003 "If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice"
Hadith, Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 6, No. 301:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o 'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion."
The Qur'an allows men to marry pre-pubescent girls, stipulating that Islamic divorce procedures shall apply to those who have not yet menstruated.
YUSUFALI: Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy.
PICKTHAL: And for such of your women as despair of menstruation, if ye doubt, their period (of waiting) shall be three months, along with those who have it not. And for those with child, their period shall be till they bring forth their burden. And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, He maketh his course easy for him.
SHAKIR: And (as for) those of your women who have despaired of menstruation, if you have a doubt, their prescribed time shall be three months, and of those too who have not had their courses; and (as for) the pregnant women, their prescribed time is that they lay down their burden; and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah He will make easy for him his affair.
Muhammad was a deranged con man who has betrayed women. Muhammad has betrayed all of mankind, in fact. Here is some more of what Muhammad said and did:
Hadith, Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 460:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning."
Hadith, Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3371:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa'id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa'id, did you hear Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-'azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi'l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing 'azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid-conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah's Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah's Mes- senger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
"By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel's saddle." -- Ibn Majah 1854
The Sexual Powers of Prophet Muhammad
Many Muslims believe that the prophet Muhammad was a man endowed with super human powers in the realm of sexuality. Muslim males are especially proud of this Islamic tradition and often use it as material for jokes and boasting.
During my days in Islam, I remember a product being sold in an Islamic book store that was designed to give men extra sexual energy. It was a glass jar containing a mixture of pistachio nuts and honey as well as some other ingredients.
The guy working the cash register was grinning from ear to ear trying to make fun while explaining that studly Muhammad had the sex drive of thirty men and used to bed all of his women in one night when the horny little freak got the urge. I just smiled back at the guy and laughed at his stupidity.
Here is an authentic hadith documenting the great sexual prowess of one Muhammad of Arabia:
Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 5, Number 268:
Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number." I asked Anas, "Had the Prophet the strength for it?" Anas replied, "We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men)." And Sa'id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine wives only (not eleven).
See, Muhammad really was a playboy who scored with the ladies! So what if some of those women were in actuality slaves and concubines, right? It is likely that both Muhammad’s slave and non-slave women would have left that disgusting little pig were it not for fear of losing their lives. After all, he had killed some of their husbands.
Jihadis are blowing themselves up and killing both Muslim and non-Muslim peoples on a daily basis trying to get to “the goodies” waiting in Paradise that “Muhammad promised them”. Those deluded fools think that Mr.Allah up there in 7th heaven is going produce an endless supply of perfect virgins for them.
These programmed robots are trying to kill their way into Paradise so that they can “get busy with all of those willing cuties”. The Qur'an, that hideously evil piece of trash that was Muhammad’s ticket to “the good life”, contains many passages describing the carnal rewards of Islamic heaven.
Here is a small sample of what Muslim males expect to enjoy when they die:
Qur'an, 056.012-039: They shall recline on jeweled couches face to face, and there shall wait on them immortal youths with bowls and ewers and a cup of purest wine (that will neither pain their heads nor take away their reason); with fruit of their own choice and flesh of fowls that they relish. And theirs shall be the dark-eyed houris, chaste as hidden pearls: a guerdon for their deeds… We created the houris and made them virgins, loving companions for those on the right hand…
055.054-059: They shall recline on couches lined with thick brocade, and within reach shall hang the fruits of both gardens. Which of your Lord’s blessing would you deny? Therein are bashful virgins whom neither man nor jinnee will have touched before. Which of your Lord’s blessings would you deny? Virgins as fair as corals and rubies. Which of your Lord’s blessing would you deny?
055.072-075: Dark-eyed virgins, sheltered in their tents (which of your Lord’s blessing would you deny?), whom neither man nor jinnee will have toughed before. Which of your Lord’s blessing would you deny?
Muslim males actually expect 72 virgins each when they die and go to heaven! Muslims believe this nonsense because it is specified in a Hadith contained within the Al-Tirmidhi collection: (volume IV, chapters on The Features of Paradise as described by the Messenger of Allah [Prophet Muhammad], chapter 21, About the Smallest Reward for the People of Paradise, Hadith 2687).
"The Prophet Muhammad was heard saying: 'The smallest reward for the people of paradise is an abode where there are 80,000 servants and 72 houri, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from Al-Jabiyyah [a Damascus suburb] to Sana'a [Yemen]'."
The sensual pleasures that Muslims expect to experience in Paradise have been described in graphic detail by Egyptian scholar and Islamic theologian, Imam Al-Suyuti (died 1505). He wrote:
"Each time we sleep with a houri we find her virgin. Besides, the penis of the Elected never softens. The erection is eternal; the sensation that you feel each time you make love is utterly delicious and out of this world and were you to experience it in this world you would faint. Each chosen one [ie Muslim] will marry seventy [sic] houris, besides the women he married on earth, and all will have appetizing vaginas."
Though fear and hatred are the real engine of Islam, sex and other luxuries are a damn close second! No wonder so many Muslims are eager to kill and die and go to heaven!!
The Good Muslims Part 3 of 3
There is no such thing as a good Muslim. This is a contradiction in terms. There are good people who call themselves Muslims, but there are no good Muslims. Islam is a cruel and dangerous religion that pits Muslim against non-Muslim. Muslims should be ashamed of their demented prophet and dump his cult of death. Muhammad’s perverse creed must be abandoned if the human race is to live in peace with one another and survive into the next century. The ‘good Muslims’, especially the educated ones who currently call themselves Muslims, ought to do the right thing and cut all ties with the religion when it is safe for them to do so.
Without a doubt Muhammad was a murderous mad man who created an exceptionally violent and exceedingly cruel religion. Many Muslims are aware of this basic fact but are currently fearful of leaving the religion for a wide variety of reasons. This is understandable due to the fact that the penalty for someone who simply chooses to leave Islam is death. Muhammad was a truly wicked and insane man behind the façade of his public image. Islam is a religion of fear and empty promises that leads to nothing short of certain collective disaster.
With the passage of time, people of conscience, the good people who currently call themselves Muslims, will likely have the opportunity to leave Islam behind them should they choose to do so. These above-mentioned folks ought to be preparing themselves to leave Muhammad’s cult of Islam. If the integrity and future of such people means anything to them, they will safely do so when the opportunity arises.
It is crucial that both the apostates of Islam and non-Muslims summon their courage and join this great cause and help put an end to the evil ideology known as the Islamic religion. A greater calling one will never find. Islam needs to be and will be thrown into the dust bin of history as nothing more than another dark chapter of mankind’s evolutionary past and spiritual development. Although Muslims are still stuck in denial mode, every day more and more of them are discovering the terrible truth about Islam and wishing that they could leave it. It is fear and false beliefs that keep people in Islam.
Muslims who stay in Islam and attempt to promote it knowing what they now surely know about it are the lowest of human beings. Muhammad was a very sick man, or beast if you prefer. Child molestation is the worst of crimes. Muhammad, at the age of 54, married little 6 year old Aisha and began having sex with her when she reached the age of 9. Muhammad’s behavior can not be justified by Muslims regardless ‘of the context’. Muhammad would be killed or beaten and raped by other men for his crime if he were alive today and put in jail. Inmates would knock out Muhammad’s teeth and make him the oral sex queen of the cell block.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88:
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
And this is supposed to be the messenger of god and an example for all people to follow for all times? Wake up and get real, Muslims. Islam was nothing more that Muhammad’s ‘ticket to the good life’. Muhammad lied to people in order to get what he wanted. He made the whole thing up. He was such a good liar because he was so thoroughly insane. Muhammad simply created a new religion by re-writing the religious stories of Judaism and Christianity and combining them with Arabian folk lore and other traditions. It is also likely that Muhammad’s followers attempted to improve his religion after his death - An impossible task that has failed horribly as one can plainly see.
One can only appeal to the honesty and decency of Muslims and hope that once they learn the truth about Muhammad and his Islam they will leave it and do their part to help put an end to it. Tragically, the brain washing process of Islamic indoctrination has left many Muslims far too ignorant and arrogant to even consider whether the claims of Muhammad’s Islam are in fact true or false. Many will go to their graves with sword in hand and hatred in heart and head, certain that Muhammad’s promise of paradise is waiting for them. The peaceful Muslims are no better, for they unwittingly give a very bad religion a good name and help aid in its survival. Neither will find waiting for them gifts of virgins or rivers of flowing wine on the other side, much to their surprise.
I came across a brilliant quote the other day. It read something along the lines of: The world must put the Islamic source material (The Qur'an, Hadiths and Muhammad) on trial. The foundation or source of Islamic fanaticism is right there in these source materials. By simply exposing them to public scrutiny we can undermine the entire religion and return it to the world of dangerous fiction that it is.
Muhammad was simply a mad man who claimed to be a messenger from god. He egged on his followers to wage war and rob those who would not believe his claims of prophethood and to bring the spoils (Islamic booty) back to him. Muhammad straight-up used his followers. It is an insult to one’s intelligence to be told that one is to believe, in the 21st century, that Muhammad was ‘the perfect man’ deserving of veneration. Only a liar or a nut-case could go on believing such hog wash. Muhammad was a criminally insane charlatan. Whatever kind or just thing Muhammad said or did he did so out of a desire to personally benefit from it. Muslims should be embarrassed and ashamed to call themselves Muslims and should be planning to leave Islam when it is safe for them to do so.
It is now becoming clear to many educated and informed Muslims that Islam is incapable of being reformed and they are considering leaving the religion. One need only look to the Islamic nations that strictly adhere to Islamic dictates to understand that Islam in practice is a recipe for disaster. For as any ‘true believer’ will tell you, a Muslim must conform to all of what Muhammad said both in the personal and political spheres of life. To understate it greatly, this causes immense problems. The whole premise of Islam is transparently false. Muhammad was not the messenger of God and Islam is not a religion of peace. Muhammad was a marauding butcher who created a horrendously unjust religion. It is not possible that god is that cruel.
The real tragedy is the fact that ‘the good Muslims’ actually believe what they themselves are saying about Islam. So in their own minds they are not really lying, they are simply ignorant of their own religion and not concerned with matters of accuracy. It is fear and hopes of gaining paradise that prevent such Muslims from understanding the fact that the early, peaceful passages in the Qur'an are abrogated by the later passages that call for mandated injustice towards, and eternal warfare against, those who will not submit to Islam. Those human beings who continue to stay in Islam knowing the terrible truth about it are not human beings deserving of respect.
The Bearded Muslim
Islam has given the beard a bad name. Although many men enjoy growing a beard in the winter months, they have chosen not to do so lest they be mistaken for being a Muslim. And no one in their right mind would want that, being that Muhammad was a true mad man and his religion such a terribly dangerous fraud.
A bearded Muslim is a clear sign that the Muslim is a ‘true believer.’ A truly dangerous breed ready to kill and die for ‘Allah’ at a moments notice. Such people have had the terrible misfortune of being born into Muhammad’s cult of Islam. Or, they are fools like I was and converted to Islam before taking the time to study the religion in advance with due diligence and become informed of its dark side and ludicrous falsehoods.
Bearded Muslims are the most dangerous creatures walking the planet. When I see these people on the street I wonder how they could have possibly, in the year 2010, not become aware of the fact that Muhammad was nothing short of a psychotic mad man who founded a cruel religion based on hatred and violence. The ‘Islamic beard’ represents ignorance and intolerance.
Muhammad ‘created the Islamic beard’ as yet another way to keep Muslims obedient and to make the devoted followers of his cult behave in a more uniform fashion. Obedient, adoring, unquestioning followers were a valuable resource for Muhammad to have at his disposal. And dispose of them he did. With his obedient followers at his side, believing in all of his claims, no matter how outrageous, Muhammad could raid whoever he wanted at a moments notice.
The beard itself has a long and interesting history. Historically, beards have been associated with images of wise men possessing maturity and dignity. Tragically, Islam has sullied the good name and accompanying associations that go along with men sporting beards. Although the Islamic beard is a light-hearted example of how Islam corrupts everything that it touches given enough time, it is definitely illustrative of this larger point.
Fun Beard Quotes:
“Don’t point that beard at me, it might go off”
~ Groucho Marx
“Do not mistake a goats beard for a fine stallion’s tail”
“Wisdom is in the head and not in the beard”
~ Irish Proverb
~ Swedish Proverb
“Muhammad was known to have picked the fleas out of his beard and eaten them during the lean times between booty raids”
~ Saleem Smith
“If the beard were all, goats could preach”
~ Danish Proverb
“For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard”
~ John Cleese
“It’s not a beard, it’s an animal I’ve trained to sit very still on my chin”
~ Bill Bailey
“You can’t grow a beard if you shave it”
~ Bob Blue
“All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women”
~ W C Fields