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Muslims must speak the truth


Fri Feb 13, 2015

Editor: Muslims have the tendency of practising taqiyya (lying for Islam) to embellish their religion to make it more palatable to the “infidels” or non-Muslims. In Surah 16:106, Allah permits Muslims to practise deception for their own benefit and this is exactly what the local Muslims did in the news story carried on the front page of last week’s edition of the Searchlight newspaper.{{more}}

Islam does not mean “religion of peace”

Your newspaper quotes Ahmed Yurusa as saying that “Islam, the Arabic word, means religion of peace.” This is not true. The word “Islam” has nothing to do with “peace.” According to religious scholar Dr Robert Morey in his book, The Islamic Invasion, “It is an Arabic word which originally referred to an attribute of manliness and described someone who was heroic and brave in battle.” (pg 36). He cites Middle East scholar Dr M Bravmann, who described the word “Islam” to mean “defiance of death, heroism; to die in battle” (pg 37). The term “Islam” later developed the meaning “submission.” Mr Yurusa’s own Quran says that Islam means “submission” in Sura 3:19: “The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will).”

Islam and forgiveness

“Islam says if somebody offends you, the best thing to do is to forgive,” says Mr Yurusa. I was keen to see where such a principle is espoused in Islam, so I followed their advice and researched the religion further. I found that the man they refer to as “Prophet” Mohammad was not only unforgiving, but vindictive towards those who opposed him. Forgiveness is not a feature of Islam. The life of Mohammad, as reported by Bukhari, Ibn Ishaq and Tabari, reputable authorities within Islam, proves how intolerant and violent the religion makes you become. Here are some examples:

Consider Al-Nadr. Al-Nadr bin al-Harith offended Mohammad by simply mocking Mohammad’s storytelling abilities. Al-Nadr competed with Mohammad in storytelling and often interrupted Mohammad’s speeches. Years later, according to Ibn Ishaq in The Life of Muhammad, the “prophet” had Al-Nadr murdered.

Then, there was Uqba bin Abu Muayt. He too criticized Mohammad in writing. He was captured by Mohammad’s army and before he was beheaded, he asked Mohammad “But who will look after my children, O Muhammad?” The unforgiving and vindictive Mohammad responded “Hell!” Uqba’s offence: to criticize Allah’s prophet of peace.

The centurian Abu Afak was not spared from Mohammad’s revenge. He was a poet whose offence was mocking Mohammad’s “permissions” and “prohibitions.” Mohammad had him murdered as a “rascal.” Forgiveness certainly was not the best thing in Mohammad’s view.

Kab bin al-Ashraf was also a poet. His offence was that he criticized Mohammed. He was disembowelled and beheaded by Mohammad’s men. This murder, like the others, was ordered by the thin-skinned unforgiving “Prophet of Peace.”

The history of Mohammad is replete with examples of his vindictiveness towards those who opposed him – too numerous to be included in this article. The above examples are just a few of numerous murders committed with the blessings of the prophet of Islam. This is the example he left for his followers to mimic, as ISIS and Boko Haram are currently doing.

Mr Yurusa’s advice is not rooted in Islam and the practices of Mohammad. He, once again, did not reflect the true teachings of Islam in his statement about forgiveness.

Aisha – Mohammad’s child wife

Aisha was not nine years old when Mohammad married her. She was somewhere between six and seven years old. Muslims claim that she was mature and that such marriages were customary. This is contrary to what the Hadith indicated. Aisha was playing with dolls, the behaviour of an immature child.

“A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and she was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3311).

Such behaviour is paedophilia by our standards. Worse still, the Hadith recorded Mohammad’s attraction to a nursing baby girl. Here is what we are told:

“Muhammad saw Um Habiba the daughter of Abbas while she was fatim (age of nursing) and he said, ‘If she grows up while I am still alive, I will marry her.’” (Musnad Ahmad, Number 25636).

Women in Islam

In spite of the confusion among local Muslims in regard to women in Islam, Mohammad is very clear. He emphatically says in the Had “O women! I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.” (Vol 2. No. 541). That is why in Islam, the testimony of a man equals that of two women. The religion further appears to degrade women to the level of a dog and a donkey, stating if a dog, a woman or a donkey passes in front of a praying man, his prayer will be disrupted or cut off. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 2, Number 0704). According to Mohammad, hell will be filled with women.

I pray that Vincentians will follow Jesus Christ the sin free Saviour and reject Islam and its vindictive, violent and immoral prophet Mohammad before it is too late.

Shefflorn Ballantyne