The recent 9th Circuit Court decision reversing the appelate panel's decision and dissolving the injunction brought "Innocence of Muslims" back to the top of the stack. Watch the video, concentrating on its conceptual content, not the production values.
Blasphemy?To Islam, any negative comment on Allah, Moe, the Qur'an or Shari'ah is blasphemous. Allah is portrayed as a blood thirsty demon, Moe as a blood thirsty barbarian, lecher, pederast, suicidal lunatic and war lord.
Offensive?It pisses off Muslims! It reinforces their urge to kill. Instead, it should shame them into reconsidering their enslavement to Allah & Moe.
True?The most important conceptual content of the video comes from the Qur'an, authentic hadith collections and Sira. Jay Smith tells you in ten minutes; Usama Dakdok provides more detail in an hour. I provide quotes and links.
I will cast terror
We shall cast
terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve,
because they joined others in worship with Allâh, for which He had sent
no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of
the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrongdoers).
3:152. And Allâh did indeed fulfil His Promise to you when you were killing them (your enemy) with His Permission; until (the moment) you lost your courage and fell to disputing about the order, and disobeyed after He showed you (of the booty) which you love. Among you are some that desire this world and some that desire the Hereafter. Then He made you flee from them (your enemy), that He might test you. But surely, He forgave you, and Allâh is Most Gracious to the believers.
- 8:12. (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."
- 8:57. So if you interlock (yourself) with them in War — then by (routing) them strike terror in those that are behind them per chance they get admonition.
- 8:60. Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
Allah cast terror
And those of the people of the Scripture who backed them (the
disbelievers) Allâh 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.
33:27. And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land which you had not trodden (before). And Allâh is Able to do all things
- 59:2. He it is Who drove out the disbelievers among the people of the Scripture (i.e. the Jews of the tribe of Banî An-Nadîr) from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think that they would get out. And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allâh! But Allâh's (Torment) reached them from a place whereof they expected it not, and He cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their own dwellings with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see).
You scare them more...
- 59:13. Indeed, you strike more terror in their hearts than their fear of God. This is because they are people who do not comprehend.
Allah rewards terrorists
It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the
neighbourhood to remain behind Allâh's Messenger (Muhammad when
fighting in Allâh's Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer
their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst
nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of
disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of
righteousness. Surely, Allâh
wastes not the reward of the Muhsinûn
9:121. Nor do they spend anything (in Allâh's Cause) - small or great - nor cross a valley, but is written to their credit, that Allâh may recompense them with the best of what they used to do (i.e. Allâh will reward their good deeds according to the reward of their best deeds which they did in the most perfect manner).
victorious with terror
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me.
1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month's journey.
2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.
3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me.
4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection).
5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).
Moe deliberately constructed a reputation of barbarian rapine so as to terrify his intended victims, compelling them to surrender without a fight or making them disorganized, scattered, easy prey. Terrorism is an intrinsic sacrament of Islam.
Violence against Copts
impunity & complicityI will leave this matter to an expert: Bill Warner, who compiles the evidence: Bulletin of Christian Persecution July 30 - Aug. 31, 2012.
Did Moe really run home to his wife and hide under
her skirt, scared witless? Sahih Bukhari has the answer to this
The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah's Apostle was in the form of good righteous (true) dreams in his sleep. He never had a dream but that it came true like bright day light. He used to go in seclusion (the cave of) Hira where he used to worship(Allah Alone) continuously for many (days) nights. He used to take with him the journey food for that (stay) and then come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food like-wise again for another period to stay, till suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him in it and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read." (The Prophet added), "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and again asked me to read, and I replied, "I do not know how to read," whereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and asked me again to read, but again I replied, "I do not know how to read (or, what shall I read?)." Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me and then released me and said, "Read: In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). Has created man from a clot. Read and Your Lord is Most Generous...up to..... ..that which he knew not." (96.15)
Then Allah's Apostle returned with the Inspiration, his neck muscles twitching with terror till he entered upon Khadija and said, "Cover me! Cover me!" They covered him till his fear was over and then he said, "O Khadija, what is wrong with me?" Then he told her everything that had happened and said, 'I fear that something may happen to me." Khadija said, 'Never! But have the glad tidings, for by Allah, Allah will never disgrace you as you keep good reactions with your Kith and kin, speak the truth, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guest generously and assist the deserving, calamity-afflicted ones." Khadija then accompanied him to (her cousin) Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin 'Abdul 'Uzza bin Qusai. Waraqa was the son of her paternal uncle, i.e., her father's brother, who during the Pre-Islamic Period became a Christian and used to write the Arabic writing and used to write of the Gospels in Arabic as much as Allah wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to him, "O my cousin! Listen to the story of your nephew." Waraqa asked, "O my nephew! What have you seen?" The Prophet described whatever he had seen.
Waraqa said, "This is the same Namus (i.e., Gabriel, the Angel who keeps the secrets) whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out." Allah's Apostle asked, "Will they turn me out?" Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said: "Never did a man come with something similar to what you have brought but was treated with hostility. If I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly." But after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while and the Prophet became so sad as we have heard that he intended several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains and every time he went up the top of a mountain in order to throw himself down, Gabriel would appear before him and say, "O Muhammad! You are indeed Allah's Apostle in truth" whereupon his heart would become quiet and he would calm down and would return home. And whenever the period of the coming of the inspiration used to become long, he would do as before, but when he used to reach the top of a mountain, Gabriel would appear before him and say to him what he had said before. (Ibn 'Abbas said regarding the meaning of: 'He it is that Cleaves the daybreak (from the darkness)' (6.96) that Al-Asbah. means the light of the sun during the day and the light of the moon at night).
- Ibn Sa'd Volume 1, Parts 1.51.1
Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us; he said: Yunus Ibn Muhammad Ibn Fudalah
al-Zafari related to me on the authority of his father; (second chain) he (Ibn Sa'd)
said: Kathir Ibn Zayd related to me on the authority of al-Muttalib Ibn 'Abd Allah
Ibn Hantab; they said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, had seen his people departing from him.
He was one day sitting alone when he expressed a desire: I wish, Allah had not
revealed to me anything distasteful to them. Then the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, approached them (Quraysh) and got close to them, and they also came
near to him. One day he was sitting in their assembly near the Ka`bah, and he
recited: "By the Star when it setteth", (Qur'an, 53:1) till he reached, "Have ye
thought upon Al-Uzza and Manat, the third, the other". (Qur'an, 53:19-20) Satan
made him repeat these two phrases: These idols are high and their intercession is
expected. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, repeated them, and he went on
reciting the whole surah and then fell in prostration, and the people also fell in
prostration with him. Al-Walid Ibn al-Mughirah, who was an old man and could not
prostrate, took a handful of dust to his forehead and prostrated on it. It is said: Abu
Uhayhah Sa'id Ibn al-'As, being an old man, took dust and prostrated on it. Some
people say: It was al-Walid who took the dust; others say: It was Abu Uhayhah;
while others say: Both did it. They were pleased with what the Apostle of Allah, may
Allah bless him, had uttered. They said: We know that Allah gives life and causes
death. He creates and gives us provisions, but our deities will intercede with Him,
and in what you have assigned to them, we are with you. These words pricked the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him. He was sitting in his house and when it was
evening, Gabriel, may peace be on him, came to him and revised the surah. Then
Gabriel said: Did I bring these two phrases. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him, said: I ascribed to Allah, what He had not said.
Then Allah revealed to him: "And they indeed strove hard to beguile thee
(Muhammad) away from that wherewith We have inspired thee, that thou shouldst
invent other than it against Us; and then would they have accepted thee as a friend.
And if We had not made thee wholly firm thou mightest almost have inclined
unto them a little.
Then had We made thee taste a double (punishment) of living and a double
(punishment) of dying then hadst thou found no helper against Us. (Al-Qur'an, 17:73-
75. This narration is not acceptable, because none of the first narrators is a
Companion. For a detailed discussion see Shibli, Sirat al-Nabi, 1st edition, p. 176)
Never did We send a Messenger or a Prophet before you, but; when he did recite the revelation or
narrated or spoke, Shaitân (Satan) threw (some falsehood) in it.
But Allâh abolishes that which Shaitân (Satan) throws in. Then Allâh
establishes His Revelations. And Allâh is All-Knower, All-Wise:
Great SlaughterDoes God desire great slaughter, or does genocide come from Satan's corner? Allah made great slaughter Moe's price of admission to his celestial bordello.
It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free
them with ransom) until he had
made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e.
the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allâh desires (for you) the
Hereafter. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
- Ibn Sa'd Volume 1, Parts 1.45.4
'Affan Ibn Muslim informed us: Hammad Ibn Salamah informed us on the authority
of Hisham Ibn 'Urwah, he on the authority of 'Urwah: Verily, the Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, said:
0 Khadijah, I see light and hear sounds and I fear I shall be a sooth-sayer. She said:
Verily, Allah will not do it with you, 0 son of `Abd Allah. Verily, you speak the truth,
return things entrusted to you and fulfil (obligations of) relationship.
- Ibn Sa'd Volume 1, Parts 1.45.5
Yahya 1bn Abbad and `Affan Ibn Muslim informed us; they said: Hammad Ibn
Salamah informed us; he said: Ammar Ibn Abi `Ammar informed us; (variation)
Yahya Ibn `Abbád (only) said: Hammad Ibn Salamah said: I think (he narrated) on
the authority of Ibn `Abbas:
Verily, the Prophet, may Allah bless him, said: O Khadijah I hear sounds and see
light and I fear I am mad. She said: 0 son of `Abd Allah ! Allah will not do it with
you. Then she approached Waraqah Ibn Nawfal and related (the incident) to him.
He said: If he is true, then he is nomos as in the case of Moses. If I am alive, when he
is commissioned (to prophethood) I shall support him, help him and believe in him.
PederastyThe story of Moe's child bride is well represented in the authentic hadith collections, compiled in this pdf file: http://www.scribd.com/doc/100910355/Aisha-s-Age, I will reproduce one of them here, linked to the source; you can easily find the others by reading the surrounding ahadith and using your favorite hadith search engine to find the rest.
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64:
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
- The Life of Muhammad, page 311 [Image
#180 in the on line archive].
In the riwaya of Yunus I. I. recorded that the apostle
saw her (Ummu'I-Fadl when she was a baby crawling before him and
said, 'If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.' But he died
before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. ' Abdu'I-Asad al-Makhzumi
married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubaba. . . .
Donkey interviewYeah, right, Moe asked questions of a donkey and got answers. This story is one measure of his insanity and the credulity of Muslims. For the full story, see: http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/yafoor.htm. This OCR result from the Encyclopedia of Canonical Hadith is a bit rough, but you can get the gist of the story. The story is on page 76 of the pdf file, page 41 of the text.
Bey, Hydera bad 1970, II, pp. 302 f.
In one version it was the Prophet who asked the
donkey: ‘What is your name?’ ‘ Ya z d b. Shih b’,
the don key is said to have answered. Thereupon the
Prophet said: ‘But I shall call you Ya f r2.’ When it
was offered a she-ass, it declined. In an other version
it was the donkey that be gan the con ver sa tion,
telling the Prophet that it was once owned by a Jew.
Since it made a habit of stumb ling on pur pose, so
that its master fell off, it was refused food and it
was reg u larly given the stick. As the last surviving
don key of his grand fath er’s sixty off spring, which
had all been used in the past by proph ets as riding
ani mals3, it was now pre pared to serve him, the
Prophet of Is lam, the seal of the proph ets. Mu ammad
used to ride it, and when he was in need of
sup plies, he used to release it and send it away to
the shop of a merchant on whose door it would
knock with its head. In a var iant: ‘… and when the
own er of the store came outside, the donkey would
give him a to ken with its head that he was to love
the Messenger of God: ‘A ibba ras la ’ll h!’ In a
variant we read here: ‘Ajib ras la ’ll h!, respond
to the Mes sen ger of God!’ When the Prophet died,
the donkey went to the well of Ab ’l-Hay tham b.
at-Tayyih n and threw itself down there in out of
grief, and thus that well became its grave. But, as
all versions assert, there was no truth in the story of
course and its isn d strand was no good anyhow.
j., Li s n, ibidem, Ibn al-Jawz is quoted as
saying la ana ’ll hu w
i ahu!, i.e. may God curse
the fabricator of this tradition! For a very detailed
study of the asses and mules which are associated
with the Prophet, see H. Eisenstein’s paper in Der
Is lam, LXII, 1985, pp. 98-107.
- Tabari Volume VIII, Page 131
In this year Hatib b. Abi Balta'ah came back from al-Muqawqis
bringing Mariyah and her sister Sirin, his female mule Duldul, his
donkey Ya'fur, and sets of garments. With the two women al-
Muqawqis had sent a eunuch, and the latter stayed with them.
Hatib had invited them to become Muslims before he arrived with
them, and Mariyah and her sister did so. The Messenger of God
lodged them with Umm Sulaym bt. Milhan. Mariyah was beautiful.
The Prophet sent her sister Sirin to Hassan b. Thabit, and she
bore him 'Abd al-Rahman b. Hassan.
LecheryIt would seem that, after Jesus brought a new dispensation, with celibacy instead of lechery, celibacy would be the model for future prophets. But not for our hero, Moe. Moe had nine wives at once and used to divide his time between them. You saw a dramatization of his tryst with Mariyah, a slave who was given to him as tribute, in Hafsa's bed, on her turn. Did that really happen? Would I bring it up here if it did not? Sunan an-Nasa'i holds a clue for you.
- # 3411 It
was narrated from Anas,
that the Messenger of Alllah had
a female slave with whom he had
intercourse, but 'Aisha and
Hafsa would not leave him alone
until he said that she was forbidden
for him. Then Allih, the Mighty
and Sublime. revealed: "0 Prophet!
Why do you forbid (for yourself) that which Allih has
allowed to until the end of .the Verse. (sahih)
- 66:1. O Prophet! Why do you ban (for yourself) that
which Allâh has made lawful to you, seeking to please your wives?
And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
66:2. Allâh has already ordained for you (O men), the dissolution of your oaths. And Allâh is your Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.) and He is the All-Knower, the All-Wise.
66:3. And (remember) when the Prophet () disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his wives (Hafsah), so when she told it (to another i.e. 'Aishah), and Allâh made it known to him, he informed part thereof and left a part. Then when he told her (Hafsah) thereof, she said: "Who told you this?" He said: "The All-Knower, the All-Aware (Allâh) has told me".
66:4. If you two (wives of the Prophet , namely 'Aishah and Hafsah) turn in repentance to Allâh, (it will be better for you), your hearts are indeed so inclined (to oppose what the Prophet likes), but if you help one another against him (Muhammad ), then verily, Allâh is his Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.), and Jibrael (Gabriel), and the righteous among the believers, and furthermore, the angels are his helpers.
66:5. It may be if he divorced you (all) that his Lord will give him instead of you, wives better than you, Muslims (who submit to Allâh), believers, obedient to Allâh, turning to Allâh in repentance, worshipping Allâh sincerely, fasting or emigrants (for Allâh's sake), previously married and virgins.
In his adventures with Zeineb, the wife of
Zeid, and with Mary, an Egyptian captive, the amorous
prophet forgot the interest of his reputation. At the house
of Zeid, his frcedman and adopted son, he beheld, in a loose
undress, the beauty of Zeineb, and burst forth into an ejaculation
of devotion and desire. The servile or grateful freedman
understood the hint, and yielded, without hesitation, to the
love of his benefactor. But, as the filial relation had excited
some doubt and scandal, the angel Gabriel descended from
heaven to ratify the deed, to annul the adoption, and gently
to reprove the apostle for distrusting the indulgence of his
God. One of his wives, Hafsa,174 the daughter of Omar,
surprised him on her own bed in the embraces of his Egyptian
captive; she promised secrecy and forgiveness; he swore
that he would renounce the possession of Mary. Both
parties forgot their engagements; and Gabriel again descended
with a chapter of the Koran, to absolve him from his
oath, and to exhort him freely to enjoy his captives and concubines
without listening to the clamours of his wives. In a
sohtary retreat of thirty days, he laboured, alone with Mary,
to fulfil the commands of the angel. When his love and
revenge were satiated, he summoned to his presence his
eleven wives, reproached their disobedience and indiscretion,
and threatened them with a sentence of divorce both
in this world and in the next: a dreadful sentence, since
those who had ascended the bed of the prophet were for ever
excluded from the hope of a second marriage. Perhaps the
incontinence of Mahomet may be palliated by the tradition
of his natural or preternatural gifts :173 he united the manly
virtue of thirty of the children of Adam ; and the apostle
might rival the thirteenth labour 176 of the Grecian Hercules.177
- Then the
Messenger of God married Zaynab bt. Jahsh b. Ri'ab b.
Ya'mur b. Sabirah. 895 Previously, she was married to Zayd b.
Harithah b. Sharabil, freedman of the Messenger of God, but she
did not bear any children with him. (It was) about her that God
revealed: "When you said to him whom God had blessed and you
had favored, 'Keep your wife to yourself and fear God,' you con-
cealed within yourself that which God was about to reveal. You
feared other men, but it is more fitting that you should fear God.
When Zayd had accomplished the necessary (formality of Divorce)
from her, We gave her in marriage to you, so that there should not
be any fault for the believers in respect to the wives of their
adopted sons, after they have performed the necessary formal-
ity [of Divorce] from them. And God's command must be ful-
filled."896 God married her to him and sent Gabriel concerning
that matter. She used to boast to the other wives of the Prophet,
saying, "I am the most honored among you because of the One
who gave me in marriage and the one who was my intermediary
(i. e., Gabriel) (*akramukunna waliyy'an wa akramukunna
And (remember) when you said to him (Zaid bin Hârithah; the freedslave
of the Prophet ) on whom Allâh has bestowed Grace (by guiding him to
Islâm) and you (O Muhammad too) have done favour (by manumitting
him) "Keep your wife to yourself, and fear Allâh." But you did hide in
yourself (i.e. what Allâh has already made known to you that He will
give her to you in marriage) that which Allâh will make manifest, you
did fear the people (i.e., Muhammad married the divorced wife of
his manumitted slave) whereas Allâh had a better right that you should
fear Him. So when Zaid had accomplished his desire from her (i.e.
divorced her), We gave her to you in marriage, so that (in future)
there may be no difficulty to the believers in respect of (the marriage
of) the wives of their adopted sons when the latter have no desire to
keep them (i.e. they have divorced them). And Allâh's Command must be
33:38. There is no blame on the Prophet () in that which Allâh has made legal for him.That has been Allâh's Way with those who have passed away of (the Prophets of) old. And the Command of Allâh is a decree determined.
33:39. Those who convey the Message of Allâh and fear Him, and fear none save Allâh. And Sufficient is Allâh as a Reckoner.
33:40. Muhammad () is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allâh and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allâh is Ever AllAware of everything.
MurderDid God have as his last and best messenger an unrepentant murderer? Moe commissioned hits on critics. He would have my head for uttering and publishing this blog post which exposes the truth about Moe to public view. You watched the dramatization of the murder of Um Qirfa, was that for real? Turn to page 664 of Guillaume's The Life of Muhammad to find out.
- . Qays b. al-Musahl,1ar al- Ya'muri killed Mas'ada b.Hakama
b. Malik b.Hudhayfa b. Badr, and Umm Qirfa Fatima d. Rabi'a b. Badr
was taken prisoner. She was a very old woman, wife of Malik. Her
daughter and' Abdullah b. Mas'ada were also taken. Zayd ordered Qays
b. al-Musal,1l,1ar to kill Umm Qirfa and he killed her cruelly (T. by putting
a rope to her two legs and to two camels and driving them until they rent
her in two). Then they brought Umm Qirfa's daughter and Mas'ada's
son to the apostle. The daughter of Umm Qirfa belonged to Salama b.
'Amr b. al-Akwa' who had taken her. She held a position of honour
among her people, and the Arabs used to say, 'Had you been more powerful
than Umm Qirfa you could have done no more.' Salama asked the
apostle to let him have her and he gave her to him and he presented her
to his uncle Hazn b. Abu Wahb and she bare him' Abdu'I-Ral,1man b.
- The apostle said-according to what' Abdullah b.
al-Mughith b. Abu Burda told me-'Who will rid me of Ibnu'I-Ashraf?'
IMuhammad b. Maslama, brother of the B. 'Abdu'I-Ashhal, said, 'I will
deal with him for you, 0 apostle of God, I will kill him.' He said, 'Do so if
you can.' So Muhammad b. Maslama returned and waited for three days
without food or drink, apart from what was absolutely necessary. When
the apostle was told of this he summoned him and asked him why he had
given up eating and drinking. He replied that he had given hi.m an undertaking
and he did not know whether he could fulfil it. The apostle said,
'AIl that is incumbent upon you is that you should try.' He said, '0 apostle
of God, we shall have to tell lies.' He answered, 'Say what you like, for 551
you are free in the matter.' Thereupon he and Silkan b. Salama b. Waqsh
who was Abu Na'ila one of the B. 'Abdu'I-Ashhal, foster-brother of Ka'b,
and 'Abbad b. Bishr b. Waqsh, and al-Harith b. Aus b. Mu'adh of the B.
'Abdu'I-Ashhal and Abu' Abs b. Jabr of the B.Haritha conspired together
and sent Silkan to the enemy of God, Ka'b b. Ashraf, before they came to
him. He talked to him some time and they recited poetry one to the other,
for Silkan was fond of poetry. Then he said, '0 Ibn Ashraf, I have come to
you about a matter which I want to tell you of and wish you to keep secret.'
'Very well,' he replied. He went on, 'The coming of this man is a great
trial to us. It has provoked the hostility of the Arabs, and they are all in
league against us. The roads have become impassable so that our families
are in want and privation, and we and our families are in great distress.'
Ka'b answered, 'By God, I kept telling you, 0 Ibn Salama, that the things
t warned you of would happen.' Silkan said to him, 'I want you to sell us
food and we will give you a pledge of security and you deal generously in
the matter.' He replied, 'Will you giv~ me your sons as a pledge?' He
said, YQU want to Insult us. I have fnends who share my opinion and
I want to bring them to you so that you may sell to them and act generously
and we will give you enough weapons for a good pledge.' Silkan's obje~
was that he should not take alarm at the sight of weapons when they
brought them. Ka'b answered, 'Weapons are a good pledge.' Thereupon
Silkan returned to his companions, told them what had happened and
o~dered them to take their arms. Then they went away and assembled with
him and met the apostle.... Then after a space he did it
for the third time, and cried, 'Smite the enemy of God!' So they smote
him, and their swords clashed over him with no effect. Muhammad b.
Maslama said, 'I remembered my dagger when I saw that our swords were
useless, and I seized it. Meanwhile the enemy of God had made such a
noise that every fort around us was showing a light. I thrust it into the
lower part of his body, then I bore down upon it until I reached his
genitals, and the enemy of God fell to the ground. Al-Harith had been
hurt, being wounded either in his head or in his foot, one of our swords
having struck hitn. We went away, passing by the B. Umayya b. Zayd
and then the B. Quray~a and then Bu'ath until we went up the lJarra of
al-'Urayg.1 Our friend al-Harith had lagged behind, weakened by loss of
blood, so we waited for him for some time until he came up, following our
tracks. We carried him and brought him to the apostle at the end of the
night. We saluted him as he stood praying, and he came out to us, and we
told him that we had killed God's enemy. He spat upon our comrade's
wounds, and both he and we returned to our families. Our attack upon
God's enemy cast terror among the Jews, and there was no Jew in Medina
who did not fear for his life.'2
- When the apostle heard what she had said he said, 'Who will rid me of
Marwan's daughter?' 'Umayr b. 'Adiy al-Khatmi who was with him heard
him, and that very night he went to her house and killed her. In the morning
he came to the apostle and told him what he had done and he said,
'You have helped God ana His apostle, 0 'UmayrP When he asked if he
would have to bear any evil consequences the apostle said, 'Two goats
won't butt their heads about her,' so 'Umayr went back to his people.
Torture & rape of captivesYou saw a dramatization of the torture death of Kinana and seizure of his widow. What is the reality? Did that really happen? For the answer, we turn to Tabari, Vol. VIII, page 122.
- When Safiyyah
became the bride of Kinanah b. al-Rabi' b. Abi
Huqayq, she dreamt that a moon had fallen into her lap. She told
her vision to her husband, and he said, "That is only because you
are wishing for the king of the Hijaz, Muhammad" - and he gave
her face a slap that blackened her eye. She was brought to the
Messenger of God with the traces of it still there; he asked her
what it was, and she told him this story.
According to Ibn Ishaq: Kinanah b. al-Rabi' b. Abi al-Huqayq,
who had the treasure of the Banu al-Nadir,508 was brought to the
Messenger of God, who questioned him; but he denied knowing
where it was. Then the Messenger of God was brought a Jew who
said to him, "I have seen Kinanah walk around this ruin every
morning." The Messenger of God said to Kinanah: "What do you
say? If we find it in your possession, I will kill you."509 "All right,"
he answered. The Messenger of God commanded that the ruin
should be dug up, and some of the treasure was extracted from it.
Then he asked him for the rest of it. Kinanah refused to surrender
it; so the Messenger of God gave orders concerning him to al-Zubayr
b. al-'Awwam, saying, "Torture him until you root out what he has."
Al-Zubayr kept twirling his fires tick in his breast 510 until
Kinanah almost expired; then the Messenger of God gave him to
Muhammad b. Maslamah, who beheaded him to avenge his brother
Mahmud b. Maslamah.
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said to Abu Talha, "Choose one of your boy servants to serve me in my expedition to Khaibar." So, Abu Talha took me letting me ride behind him while I was a boy nearing the age of puberty. I used to serve Allah's Apostle when he stopped to rest. I heard him saying repeatedly, "O Allah! I seek refuge with You from distress and sorrow, from helplessness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overcome by men." Then we reached Khaibar; and when Allah enabled him to conquer the Fort (of Khaibar), the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was described to him. Her husband had been killed while she was a bride. So Allah's Apostle selected her for himself and took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad-AsSahba,' where her menses were over and he took her for his wife. Haris (a kind of dish) was served on a small leather sheet. Then Allah's Apostle told me to call those who were around me. So, that was the marriage banquet of Allah's Apostle and Safiya. Then we left for Medina. I saw Allah's Apostle folding a cloak round the hump of the camel so as to make a wide space for Safiya (to sit on behind him) He sat beside his camel letting his knees for Safiya to put her feet on so as to mount the camel. Then, we proceeded till we approached Medina; he looked at Uhud (mountain) and said, "This is a mountain which loves us and is loved by us." Then he looked at Medina and said, "O Allah! I make the area between its (i.e. Medina's) two mountains a sanctuary as Abraham made Mecca a sanctuary. O Allah! Bless them (i.e. the people of Medina) in their Mudd and Sa (i.e. measures)."
Go back and re-read 33:26 & 27 by clicking this
use your Backspace key to return here.. Moe attacked the settlement,
killed the men, raped the women and enslaved the children, seizing
their property. Allah facilitated it. Was that a
singularity? Is jihad exclusively defensive? Or is it a
regular pattern, part of Moe's mission? Examine the evidence
carefully before making a decision.
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."
- Hedaya Vol II, Book IX, Ch. 1 Pg. 141 PDF 154 Islamic law
codified by the Hanifi school of fiqh.
- The destruction
of the sword is
incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors,
appears from various passages in the sacred writings which are
generally received this effect.
- Marginal Note: Infidels may be attacked without provocation.
ExtortionMoe dictated and dispatched extortion letters to intended victims. I include this one because it is extremely clear, leaving nothing to the imagination.
the name of ALLAH the compassionate, the Merciful
From Muhammad, Prophet of Allah
To the People of Aqaba
May peace be on you. I praise Allah who is one and except whom there is nobody else to be worshipped.
I do not intend to wage war against you till you receive my written reason for it. It is better for you, either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jiziya and consent to remain obedient to Allah, His prophet and his messengers. My messengers deserve honour. Treat them with respect. Whatever pleases my messengers, will also please me.
These people have been informed of the orders about Jiziya. If you desire that there should be peace and security in the world, obey Allah and His Prophet. Thereafter none in Arabia and Ajam (Iran) shall dare cast an evil eye on you. But the rights of Allah and His Prophet can at no time be waived.
If you do not accept these terms and set them aside, I do not need your presents and gifts. In that case, I shall have to wage war (to establish peace and security). Its result would be that the big ones shall be killed in war and the commoners shall be taken prisoners.
I assure you that I am a true Prophet of Allah. I believe in Allah, and His Books, and His Prophets and am of the faith that Maseeh (Messiah) son of Mariam (Mary), is a Prophet of Allah and His word.
Hurmala (Raziallah AnhoA.) who brought to me 3 wasaq (about 6 quintals) of barley, recommended your case. Had it not been in compliance of the command of Allah and the good opinion of Hurmala for you, it would not have been necessary for me to correspond with you and instead of it, there would have been a war. If you will obey my messengers, you shall immediately have my support and the help and support of everyone who is attached to me.
My messengers are Shuraih-beel, Obaiy, Hurmala and Hurais (Raziallah AnhoA.) and whatever decision they take in respect of you, shall be acceptable to me.
Your people are under the protection and responsibility of Allah and His Prophet.
Supply provisions to the Jews of Maqna, for their journey to their country.
If you accept obedience, may peace be on you.'
Seal: Allah's Prophet Muhammad .
PredatorFrom page 289 of Guillaume's The Life of Muhammad:
- They said that when the apostle heard about Abu Sufyan
coming from Syria, he summoned the Muslims and said, 'This is the
Quraysh caravan containing their property. Go out to attack it, perhaps
God will give it as a prey.'
- 'Abdullah b. Abu Bakr told me that one of Aslam told him that
B. Sahm of Aslam came to the apostle and complained that they had fought and got
nothing and found nothing with the apostle which he could give them. He
said: ~O God, You know their condition and that they have no strength,
and that I have nothing to give them, so conquer for them the wealthiest
of the enemy's forts with the richest food.' The following day God conquered
the fort of al-Sa'b b. Mu'adh which contained the richest food in