Majority of Canadians support niqab ban

From Global News

Majority agree with Quebec’s veil law, poll finds

‘One of few times when Quebec, Alberta are on the same page’

Marian Scott, Canwest News Service: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

7 Replies to “Majority of Canadians support niqab ban”

  1. Thank you Canada!

    Finally a people with cojones enough to stand up for the western way of life.

    Not to forget that these garments can conceal criminals and terrorists as recent events in France and Belgium have shown.

  2. It is unfortunate that so many people are in support of this oppression. Muslim woman should not be forced to wear the niqab and should not be forced to take it off. The way a person dresses is their choice. The values of liberty and equality are completely being ignored, aren’t they a key part of Canada?

  3. if they want to live in america or canada they should adapt to our culture and the way we live. When inside they can do whatevere they belive in.
    When we visit their country we have to hide and cover our hair. so why not,
    y dont we ban that veil here . ???


    Prophet Muhammad was an Apostate of Islam
    Muhammad violated too many of Allah’s divine laws at whims to serve his interests, desires and lust. He was, thus, an apostate of Islam. He managed to avoid the punishment of apostasy — death by beheading — on earth. But what’s happening to him in next life. Frolicking with 72 heavenly whores? The Quran may give an inkling (46.9):
    “I do not know what will be done to me”
    Allah says in many places in Quran that he made Mohammad the last prophet after whom he will not send any one else. But Mohammad over-ruled Allah and announced that Jesus will be the last prophet and will come after him.
    Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “Son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people”
    Allah said in Quran that his message and words in Quran are final and nothing in it will be changed (15.9). His final words about people of the book are that either they will pay Jizya or they will be killed (9.29). However Mohammad changed it. He said that Jizya will be abolished.
    Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “Jesus will break the Cross and kill the pigs and abolish the Jizya”
    Allah allowed Muslims to have up to four wives (Q 4.3) at one time. Mohammad had at least 9 wives with him when he kicked the bucket.
    Allah set rules of fasting in Quran as follows:
    Quran 2.287: “Allah Hath ordained (for fasting in Ramadan) for you not to eat or drink from dawn to dusk.”
    But Muhammad ate and drank as he pleased
    Tabaqat by Saad Vol. 1, p. 369:
    Muhammad found it difficult to abstain from food and water, from dawn to dusk, so he ate whenever he pleased. Ibn Sa’d writes: “The Messenger of Allâh used to say ‘We the prophets are required to eat our morning food later than others and hurry in breaking our fast in the evening.’” [3]
    Allah prohibited any sexual activity during fasting.
    The Quran says (002.187): Approach your wives only in the night after completing the fast.
    But Prophet Mohammad approached his wives whenever he got turned on.
    Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 6, Number 319:
    UM-Salama said, “Allah’s Apostle, while fasting called me and took me with him under the woollen sheet.”
    (Ordering his wife to get under a woolen sheet with him).
    Sunaan Abu Dawud: Book 13, Number 2380:
    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:
    The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to kiss her and suck her tongue when he was fasting.
    Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31, Number 149:
    Ayesha said “The Prophet used to kiss and embrace his wives while he was fasting. The person who gets discharge should complete his fast.”
    Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 6, Number 319:
    “Um- Salama said. The Prophet and I used to take the bath of Janaba from a single pot”
    Allah said in Quran that for a widow there is a waiting period (iddah) of three menstrual periods before remarrying (2.234). Mo banged Juavaria, Safia and Rehana the same night he killed their husbands without giving any prescribed waiting period.
    Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 512:
    Narrated Anas:
    Prophet attacked Khaybar unannounced. Their men were killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet (he banged her the same night) .
    Bukhari vol 3, Book46, No. 717:
    Prophet had suddenly attacked Bani Mustaliq without warning while they were heedless and their cattle were being watered at the places of water. Their men were killed and their women and children were taken as captives; the Prophet got Juwairiya on that day (he banged her the same night).
    “Sirat e Rasulullah” by Ishaq, p. 464: “The apostle divided their property, wives and children as booty. He took Rayhana d. Amr b. Khunafa for himself (he banged her the same night).”
    Allah has ordered men to keep away from menstruating women.
    Quran 2.222
    YUSUFALI: They ask thee concerning women’s courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean.
    Muhammad did exactly the opposite. He hugged and kissed them, sucked their tongues, fondled their private parts and even slept with his between their naked thighs.
    Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298:
    Narrated ‘Aisha:
    The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we were Junub. During the menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar (dress worn below the waist) and used to fondle me. While in Itikaf, he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I used to be in my periods (menses).
    Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 6, Number 319:
    Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama:
    Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Have you got your menses?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ Then he called me and took me with him under the woolen sheet.”
    One of Prophet’s favourite activities was to lie on top of naked menstruating wives with his chest on their thighs.
    Sunaan Abu Dawud: Book 1, Number 0270:
    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:
    One night he entered (upon me) while I was menstruating. He said: Come near me. I said: I am menstruating. He said: Uncover your thighs. I, therefore, uncovered both of my thighs. Then he put his cheek and chest on my thighs and I lent upon he until he became warm and slept.
    Allah has called adultery (sex outside marriage) evil and an abomination.
    Quran 17.032: “And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way.”
    Quran 24.030: “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty”
    Muhammad violated this prohibition discreetly in Mecca and then openly later in Medina,
    Islamic literature says (Martin Lings, p.33, 101, 103-104, 299; Ibn Ishaq, p.184, Tabari, vol. viii, p.186) that Muhammad passionately loved his first cousin Hani, daughter of his uncle Abu Talib. She was married to a pagan Hibayrah, but Mo had an adulterous relationship with her. He often sneaked and banged Hani whenever Hibayrah was not around after Khadija had died.
    Muhammad’s most famous adulterous night is celebrated all over the world by praying, and cooking special meals. It is called “shab e Mairaj”. Muslims think that Mohammad entered into Heaven that night. Little do they know that Mohammad had entered into Hani, not heaven, that night. Here is the story.
    One early morning when Muhammad was sneaking out of Hani’s house after an all night steamy action, his followers who were looking for him, caught him with his pants down. They asked angrily what was he doing with Hani when her husband was out of town. Very embarrassed, he concocted the ridiculous story of having gone to heaven all night riding an animal with a beautiful face of a woman. Most of his die hard followers believed that silly story (but some smarter ones considered it bullshit and quietly left Islam). Actually Muhammad’s story was allegorical. He did ride beautiful Hani who was a wild animal in bed; and he did feel like he was in heaven all night…
    Later, when Muhammad became militarily strong and conquered Mecca, he went to Umm Hani’s house and stayed there overnight. Umm Hani’s husband had foreseen the fall of Mecca and had fled to Najran. And this time probably his followers cheered when he came out of her home after an adulterous night. No body dared to criticize him this time; they had seen his critics getting their heads chopped off.
    The Quran clearly prohibited men for lusting for other men.
    Quran 7.81: “…ye practice your lusts on men, ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.”
    But Mohammad, who lusted for beautiful women like his son Zaid’s wife Zainab, also lusted for good-looking men like his son Zaid.
    Tafsir of al-Qurtubi—an authoritative exegesis in Islam.
    Aisha said that, one day, while Muhammad was lying naked in bed, Zaid came knocking; Muhammad, without getting dressed, opened the door and “hugged and kissed him”.
    Mohammad also had a crush on a young and handsome young man Zahir.
    Sunan Bayhaqi and Al Halabi
    According to this hadith, a man named Zahir, who used to say, “The prophet loves me,” said that one day Muhammad crept unawares behind him and put him in a bear-hug. Zahir, alarmed, yelled, “Get off me!” After turning his head and discovering that it was Muhammad, he stopped struggling and proceeded to “push his back into the prophet’s chest.”

    In Islam, an apostate is killed by beheading and bleeding to death. When Mohammad was dying a very painful death he thought that Real God was cutting his aorta and bleeding him to death for his sins.
    Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 713:
    Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died said “I feel as if my aorta is being cut.”
    Muhammad had lied to the world that he received Quran from Allah. He often felt guilty for this deception to gain power wealth and women and causing so much bloodshed; he prayed for forgiveness from the real God whoever it was. He was worried that the l God may punish him in the afterlife. His statement in Quran points to it.
    Quran 46.9: I do not know what will be done to me
    (No wonder he thought God was beheading him when he was dying).
    The Quran repeatedly warns Muhammad against compelling or forcing people to believe in his message since his only responsibility is to preach to them and let Allah handle the rest:
    Whether We shall show thee (within thy life-time) part of what we promised them or take to ourselves thy soul (before it is all accomplished), – thy duty is to make (the Message) reach them: it is our part to call them to account. S. 13:40 Y. Ali
    But if they turn away, thy duty is only to preach the clear Message. S. 16:82 Y. Ali
    Your Lord knows you best; He will have mercy on you if He pleases, or He will chastise you if He pleases; and We have not sent you as being in charge of them. S. 17:54 Shakir
    Say: Obey Allah and obey the messenger. But if ye turn away, then (it is) for him (to do) only that wherewith he hath been charged, and for you (to do) only that wherewith ye have been charged. If ye obey him, ye will go aright. But the messenger hath no other charge than to convey (the message) plainly. S. 24:54
    Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the truth for the sake of men; so whoever follows the right way, it is for his own soul and whoever errs, he errs only to its detriment; and you are not a custodian over them. S. 39:41 Shakir
    And (as for) those who take guardians besides Him, Allah watches over them, and you have not charge over them… But if they turn aside, We have not sent you as a watcher over them; on you is only to deliver (the message); and surely when We make man taste mercy from Us, he rejoices thereat; and if an evil afflicts them on account of what their hands have already done, then – surely man is ungrateful. S. 42:6, 48 Shakir
    So remind them (O Muhammad), you are only a one who reminds. You are not a dictator over them. S. 88:21-22 Hilali-Khan
    The reason the Quran gives against compelling people to embrace Islam is that it is not the will of Allah for everyone to become Muslims. The Islamic scripture testifies that if Allah wanted to he could have caused everyone to believe in Muhammad’s religion; but this is not what he desires since he has determined that many shall never believe in order that they may end up in hell:
    Why should ye be divided into two parties about the Hypocrites? God hath upset them for their (evil) deeds. Would ye guide those whom God hath thrown out of the Way? For those whom God hath thrown out of the Way, never shalt thou find the Way. S. 4:88 Y. Ali
    Had Allah willed, they had not been idolatrous. We have not set thee as a keeper over them, nor art thou responsible for them. S. 6:107 Pickthall
    And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until they are believers? It is not for any soul to believe save by the permission of Allah. He hath set uncleanness upon those who have no sense. S. 10:99-100 Pickthall
    And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise. S. 14:4
    Whomsoever Allah guides, he is the guided one, and whomsoever He sends astray, those! They are the losers. And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones. S. 7:178-179 Hilali-Khan
    And had Allah willed, He could have made you (all) one nation, but He sends astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. But you shall certainly be called to account for what you used to do. S. 16:93 Hilali-Khan
    ‘If We had so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance; but now My Word is realized — “Assuredly I shall fill Gehenna with jinn and men all together.” So now taste, for that you forgot the encounter of this your day! We indeed have forgotten you. Taste the chastisement of eternity for that you were doing!’ S. 32:13-14 Arberry
    But then the Quran proceeds to contradict these teachings by commanding Muhammad and his horde to fight the people for not believing in his religion:
    Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled. The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the Son of God’; the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the Son of God.’ That is the utterance of their mouths, conforming with the unbelievers before them. God assail them! How they are perverted! They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords apart from God, and the Messiah, Mary’s son — and they were commanded to serve but One God; there is no god but He; glory be to Him, above that they associate — desiring to extinguish with their mouths God’s light; and God refuses but to perfect His light, though the unbelievers be averse. It is He who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may uplift it above every religion, though the unbelievers be averse. S. 9:29-33 Arberry
    O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end. S. 9:73 Pickthall
    O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that God is with the godfearing. S. 9:123 Arberry
    And according to the Muslim expositors Muhammad’s god ordered his messenger to force and compel the idolators to embrace Islam or be killed. For instance, according to Muslim expositor al-Qurtubi the injunction of Q. 2:256 that there is no compulsion in religion does not apply to the pagans on the grounds that Muhammad and his followers forced the idolators to embrace Islam:
    Scholars disagree and hold various positions regarding the legal status and meaning of this ayat.
    • It is said that it is ABROGATED because the Prophet FORCED the Arabs to adopt the din of Islam and fought them and was only pleased with Islam for them. Sulayman ibn Musa took the view, saying, “It is abrogated by ‘O Prophet! Do jihad against the unbelievers and the hypocrites.’ (9:73)” That is related from Ibn Mas‘ud and many commentators.
    • It is not abrogated and was sent down about the people of the Book in particular and means that they are not forced to adopt Islam when they pay jizya. THOSE WHO ARE FORCED ARE THE IDOLATERS. Only Islam is accepted from them, and they are the ones about whom ‘O Prophet! Do Jihad against the unbelievers and the hypocrites.’ (9:73) was revealed. This is the position of ash-Sha‘bi, Qatada, al-Hasan and ad-Dahhak. The evidence for this position is related by Zayd ibn Aslam from his father, “I heard ‘Umar in al-Khattab say to an old Christian woman, ‘Become Muslim, old woman, become Muslim. Allah sent Muhammad with the Truth.’ She replied, ‘I am an old woman and close to death.’ ‘Umar said, ‘O Allah, witness!’ and he recited, ‘There is no compulsion where the din is concerned.’”
    • Abu Dawud reported from Ibn ‘Abbas that this was revealed about the Ansar. There was a woman, all of whose children had died. She made a vow that if she had a child who lived she would become a Jew. When the Banu’n-Nadir were exiled, among them were many of the children of the Ansar. They said, “We will not leave our sons!” Then Allah revealed this. One variant has, “We did what we did and we think that their din is better than what we have.” When Allah brought Islam, they denied it and this was revealed. Whoever wished remained with them and whoever wished, entered Islam. This is the position of Sa‘id ibn Jubayr, ash-Sha‘bi and Mujahid, but he added that the reason that they were with the Banu’n-Nadir was through suckling. An-Nahhas said, “The position of Ibn ‘Abbas regarding this ayat is the best position since its isnad is sound.”
    • As-Suddi said that the ayat was revealed about a man of the Ansar called Abu Husayn who had two sons. Some merchants came from Syria to Madina with oil and when they wanted to leave, his sons went to them. They invited the two sons to become Christians and they did so and went back with them to Syria. Their father went to the Messenger of Allah to complain about this and asked the Messenger of Allah to send someone to bring them back. Then, “There is no compulsion where the din is concerned” was revealed. He had not been commanded to fight the People of the Book. He said, “Allah has put them far. They are the first to disbelieve.” Abu’l-Husayn felt annoyed that the Prophet did not send someone after them. Then Allah revealed, “No, by your Lord, they are not believers until they make you their judge in the disputes that break out between them” (4:65). Then “No compulsion” WAS ABROGATED and he was commanded to fight the People of the Book in Surat at-Tawba. The sound view for the reason behind the words, “No, by your Lord, they are not believers …” is the hadith of az-Zubayr with his Christian neighbour about water as will be dealt with in Surat at-Tawba, Allah willing.
    • It is said that it means “do not call those who have submitted through the sword compelled and forced”.
    • It is said that it was related about the captives who were People of the Book. They are not compelled when they are adults. If they are Magians, young or old, or idolaters, they are COMPELLED to adopt Islam because their captivity does not help them when they are idolaters. Do you not see that their sacrifices are not eaten nor their women married. That is what Ibn al-Qasim reported from Malik. Ashhab said that children are considered to have the din of those who captured them. If they refuse that, they are compelled to become Muslim. Children have no din and that is why they are COMPELLED to enter Islam so that they do not go to a false din. When other types of unbelievers pay the jizya, they are forced to become Muslim, whether they are Arabs or non-Arabs, Quraysh or otherwise. This will be dealt with in Surat at-Tawba. (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi – Classical Commentary of the Holy Qur’an, translated by Aisha Bewley [Dar Al-Taqwa Ltd., 2003], pp. 659-661; bold and capital emphasis ours)
    Moreover, the Islamic law, based on specific Quranic texts and ahadith,
    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 God (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; – 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 God 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 God Hath opened no way for you (to war against them). S. 4:89-90 Y. Ali
    Commands the death penalty for anyone who apostatizes or abandons Islam.
    The above data not only introduces a gross contradiction within the Muslim scripture but also, in view of the plain statements of the Quran that it is not the will of Allah for everyone to believe, demonstrates that there is a major problem with Islamic theology itself. Muhammad clearly stated in the Quran that Allah could, if he wanted to, guide everyone to faith but instead has chosen to mislead a great majority of people away from the so-called truth of Islam so that he can fill up hell. Why, then, did he order Muslims to fight the disbelievers when they cannot embrace Islam unless Allah causes them to believe? And why kill apostates when it is Allah who has turned their hearts away from Islam in the first place?
    More importantly, why not simply cause all people to become Muslims and thereby prevent all of the bloodshed and violence that is committed in the name of Muhammad’s deity?
    This subject is far from easy, for both you and for me, because of all the things going on at the current time. I have one of two choices—and the easier of the two is still difficult. Should I say what is considered politically correct? Or should I tell the truth? I have chosen the latter, believing in what the Jesus of Nazareth says:
    “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”.
    Let me start by saying that God has given us free will to choose our own belief system. I am a strong believer in freedom of religion, and condemn no-one for believing something other than what I myself believe. I do not wish to offend Muslims by anything I say, and I hope that you will accept my words in the spirit in which they are meant.
    We have often heard Muslims saying what Islam does and does not teach with regard to violence towards others, and about the co-existence of Muslims with non-Muslims. Some say that Islam is a religion of peace, that it does not allow the killing of others, and that those who carried out the attacks are twisting the teachings of Islam by claiming to act in the name of Islam. Still others say that Islam does indeed allow the killing of others, and that it is even a noble aim. Who is right?
    Obviously, we cannot judge any religion by just looking at those who claim to follow it. It would be all too easy to point a finger at the many Muslims who have perpetrated violence against Christians, Jews and others over the centuries and conclude that Islam preaches violence, or to point the finger at the many Christians who have perpetrated violence against Muslims, Jews and others and conclude that Christianity preaches violence. This would, however, be quite erroneous. Not all who claim to act in the name of a religion are true adherents to its teachings. To answer the question with which we are concerned, then, it is necessary to go back to the sources of Islam to see what they have to say about violence and about co-existence with adherents of other faiths. I shall therefore first consider the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, that Muslims believe was revealed to Muhammad from God, and the Hadith, which are the collections of Muhammad’s sayings and actions. These are the first two sources of Islam[1] I shall go on to consider the actions of the prophet of Islam and his companions as they were the people that understood the Qur’an the best, and who are taken as role models by Muslims today.
    Abrogation Within the Quran ?????? ???????? ?? ??????
    What do we mean by the term “abrogation”?
    The Arabic words ‘nasikh’ and ‘mansukh’ are both derived from the same root word ‘nasakha’ which carries meanings such as ‘to abolish, to replace, to withdraw, to abrogate’.
    The word nasikh (an active participle) means ‘the abrogating’, while mansukh (passive) means ‘the abrogated’. In technical language these terms refer to certain parts of the Qur’anic revelation, which have been ‘abrogated’ by others. The abrogated passage is the one called ‘mansukh’ while the abrogating one is called ‘nasikh’. (Ahmad von Denver, Ulum Al-Quran)
    Understanding the concept of abrogation is very important in order to understand Islam. Within the Qur’an itself are statements which contradict others.
    For example, I have recently read an article by Karen Armstrong saying: “the only permissible war (in the Koran) is one of self-defense. Muslims may not begin hostilities (2:190).”
    Others quote verses from the Qur’an like:
    “Let there be no compulsion in religion” 2:256
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    “Therefore expound openly what thou art commanded, and turn away from those who join false gods with Allah” 15:94
    ” ????????? ????? ???????? ?????????? ???? ?????????????” ????? 94:15
    These verses seem to say clearly enough that the Qur’an teaches a peaceful response to those who oppose Islam. But there are other verses in the Qur’an which say quite the opposite. For example

    “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular Prayers and practise regular Charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” 9:5.

    Which verse should Muslims follow? According to the doctrine of abrogation, the later texts supersede the earlier whenever there are inconsistencies, or they are said to “abrogate” the earlier texts. Therefore, a Muslim simply needs to know which verse came earlier, and which came later. The importance of the doctrine of abrogation cannot be understated. In a mosque in the city of Kufa, Ali b. Abi Talib once saw people gathering around the judge, Abdur-Rahman. The judge was confusing that which is permissible with that which is not. Ali asked him whether he could tell the abrogative verses from the abrogated; he said that he could not. Ali then grabbed the man’s ear, twisted it, and said: “you perish, and you make others perish. Do not judge in our mosque anymore.”
    That is how important it is; the person who doesn’t know abrogation shall “perish and make others perish”, according to Ali Ibn abi Talib.
    Returning to the three verses I quoted above, we see that all three were abrogated, according to Muslim scholars.(????? ??? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ???? ??????? ??? ??????? ??????? ??????…) (for detailed information check books under titles like The Abrogative and the Abrogated by authors like Ibn Hazem, Al-Karmi, Ibn Al-Jawzi, Al-Muqri, or Al-Nisabouri)
    Suyuti in his book ??????? ??????? (Istenbat al tanzeel) says: “Every thing in the Qur’an about forgiveness is abrogated by verse 9:5.” Al-Shawkani in his book ????? ?????? (Alsaylu Jarar 4:518-519) says: “Islam is unanimous about fighting the unbelievers and forcing them to Islam or submitting and paying Jiziah (special tax paid only by Christians or Jews) or being killed. [The verses] about forgiving them are abrogated unanimously by the obligation of fighting in any case.”
    Please note that I am not telling Muslims which verses to follow and which not. As I said earlier, I believe 100% in an individual’s right to choose his or her beliefs. However, what I am saying is that according to the Islamic doctrine of abrogation, these verses are null and void. They are contradicted by later verses, and in Islam it is the later verses which must be followed today.
    Let us now look at some of the Qur’an that was not written until later, in Madina
    The Qur’an says:
    “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits, for Allah does not love transgressors”. 2:190
    “?????? ?? ???? ???? ????? ????????? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ????????” ?????? 190:2
    “And slay them (the infidels) wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out, for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter” 2:191
    ” ?????????????? ?????? ??????????????? ?????????????? ????? ?????? ????????????? ????????????? ??????? ???? ????????? ????? ?????????????? ????? ??????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ????? ????? ???????????? ?????????????? ???????? ?????? ?????????????” ?????? 191:2
    “And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and Faith in Allah; but if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression”. 2:193
    ” ?????????????? ?????? ??? ??????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ????? ????????? ?????? ????? ?????????????” ????? 193:2
    “Fighting is prescribed for you, and you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not” 2:216
    ” ?????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ??????? ??? ??????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ?????? ????? ??????? ???????? ???????? ????????? ??? ???????????” ?????? 216:2

    Here we see for the first time that war was permissible. Remember that in the earlier days of Islam, war was not allowed. But these verses abrogate the earlier verses, allowing war both in self-defense and against those who the Muslims did not have a treaty with. However, even these verses were in turn abrogated by these later verses:

    “Let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah, whether he is slain or gets victory soon shall we give him a reward of great (value)” 4:74
    “????????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??????????? ????? ????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????????? ??? ???????? ???????? ????????? ??????? ????????” ??????”74:4
    “Seize them and slay them wherever you find them: and in any case take no friends or helpers from their ranks.” 4:89
    “???????? ???? ??????????? ????? ????????? ???????????? ?????? ????? ???????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ????? ??????????? ??????????? ?????????????? ?????? ??????????????? ????? ???????????? ???????? ???????? ????? ????????” ?????? 89:4
    “Allah has granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home “4:95
    “???? ????????? ????????????? ???? ?????????????? ?????? ??????? ????????? ????????????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ??????????????? ????????????? ??????? ?????? ??????????????? ??????????????? ????????????? ????? ????????????? ???????? ????????? ?????? ?????? ?????????? ????????? ?????? ??????????????? ????? ????????????? ??????? ????????” ?????? 95:4
    “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” 8:60
    “???????????? ????? ???? ???????????? ???? ??????? ????? ???????? ????????? ??????????? ???? ??????? ?????? ????????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ??????????????? ?????? ???????????? ????? ?????????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ????????? ??? ???????????” ??????? 60:8
    “O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding” 8:65
    “??? ???????? ?????????? ??????? ?????????????? ????? ?????????? ??? ????? ???????? ????????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????????? ????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ????????? ????????? ??????????? ?????? ???? ???????????” ??????? 65:8
    “Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you to victory over them, and heal the breasts of the Believers” 9:14
    “???????????? ????????????? ?????? ????????????? ???????????? ????????????? ?????????? ???????? ??????? ?????? ???????????” ?????? 14:9
    “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” 9:29
    “?????????? ????????? ??? ??????????? ???????? ????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ???????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ??????????? ????? ?????????? ????? ???????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?????????? ?????? ????????? ??????????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????????” ?????? 29:9
    “Say: can you expect for us (and fate) other than one of two glorious things (martyrdom or victory)? But we can expect for you either that Allah will send his punishment (for not believing in Allah) from Himself, or by our hands. So wait (expectant); we too will wait with you” 9:52
    “???? ???? ???????????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??????????????? ???????? ??????????? ?????? ??? ??????????? ?????? ????????? ????? ??????? ???? ???????????? ?????????????? ?????? ??????? ??????????????” ?????? 52:4

    Now, what we see here is this:

    the Quran orders Muslims to fight in order to establish Allah’s kingdom on earth (all of the earth) by any means. Most Islamic scholars say that one verse of the Quran (9:5) abrogates 124 verses, which are basically all the verses that talk about peace and forgiveness. This is the verse that says:
    “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular Prayers and practise regular Charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” 9:5
    “??????? ???????? ?????????? ????????? ???????????? ?????????????? ?????? ??????????????? ??????????? ?????????????? ???????????? ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??????????? ????? ?????? ??????? ????????” ?????? 5:9

    As we see clearly in this verse (which is commonly called the verse of the sword) there is only one way out for pagans (or infidels) to be spared from being slain. They should repent, establish regular prayers, and practice regular charity, i.e. become Muslims. As for people of the book we read the verse in the same sura v. 29, which tells us the way out of being killed “until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued”
    They have to pay protection money and accept to be subdued, i.e. second class citizens, even if they live in their homeland. We see this put into practice in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan, and all the Middle Eastern countries that were conquered by Muslims in the first 100 years of Islam. The ancestors of the Christians who live there now suffered a lot to stay Christian.
    Now, there is a fiqhi rule that has to be taken into consideration when studying this:?????? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?????, i.e. what is considered is the absoluteness of the utterance, not the specialization of the reason for the revelation. That is, they follow the letter, not the spirit of the law…
    In other words Muslims scholars when they make a judgement they consider the Quran and Mohammad in the light of their meaning not in the light of reasons of revelation.

    The Hadeeth
    The Hadeeth are the sayings of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. They are the second source of Islamic doctrine. The Hadeeth completely agree with the Quran (concerning violence and co-existence). Hadeeth have the same concept of abrogation, and the same historical characteristics. That is, Muhammad’s teachings were very peace-loving at the beginning of Islam, but then came sayings such as:
    Ibn Haban in his Sahih, vol. 14, p. 529, narrates: Muhammad said: “I swear by Him who has my soul in his hands, I was sent to you with nothing but slaughter.”
    In his Musnad (vol. 2, p. 50) Imam Ahmed narrates by Ibn Omar: “the Prophet said: ‘I was sent by the sword proceeding the judgment day and my livelihood is in the shadow of my spear and humiliation and submission are on those who disobey me.’”
    Omar Ibn al-Khatab said: “I heard the prophet of Allah saying: ‘I will cast Jews and Christians out of the peninsula and I won’t leave any one in it but Muslims.’” (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 2, No. 28, from the Muhaddith program[2])
    Ibn Ishaq and al-Waqidi report that the prophet said the morning after the murder (of Kab Ibn al’Ashraf), “Kill any Jew you can lay your hands on.” (El beddayah wa alnihaya – Ibn Katheer – vol. 4 – in the chapter on killing Ka’ab bin al’Ashraf)

    1 Muhammad’s actions
    Let us now look at the actions of Muhammad, the last prophet of Islam, as the Quran says :

    “Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah” 33:21
    “?????? ????? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??????????? ???????? ???????? ??????? ????????” ??????? 21:33

    Aisha (the beloved wife of Muhammad) said: “His (Muhammad’s) character was the Qur’an” (narrated Muslim). Therefore the life of Mohammad reflects an accurate interpretation of the Qur’an.
    When we read of the actions of the prophet of Islam, we see many cases of assassination. Most of these cases happened because someone criticized the prophet of Islam in speech only.

    We read:
    Ibn Ishak said: “The apostle said, “Kill any Jew that falls into your power.” Thereupon Muhayyisa ????? b. Masud leapt upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him. Huwayyisa ????? was not a Muslim at the time though he was the elder brother. When Muhayyisa killed him Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, ‘You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?’ Muhayyisa answered, ‘Had the one who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill you I would have cut your head off.’” (El badyah wa alnihaya – Ibn Katheer – vol. 4 – in the chapter on killing Ka’ab bin al’Ashraf)

    2 `Umayr’s Expedition To Kill Abu Afak
    Mohammad once killed a man named (al-Harith b. Suwayd). When Abu Afak wrote a poem objecting to the murder, Muhammad said, “Who will deal with this rascal for me?” Whereupon Salim b. Umayr, brother of B. Amr b. Auf, one of the “weepers”, went forth and killed him. (Ibn Hisham – Dar el jeel Beirut – 1411 –Vol. 6 – UMAYR’S EXPEDITION TO KILL ABU AFAK)


    After Abu Afak was murdered, Asma wrote a poem blaming Islam and its followers of killing their opponenets.
    When Muhammad heard what she had said he said, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” Ummayr 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 [Muhammad] said, “You have helped God and His apostle, O Umayr!” 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. Now there was a great commotion among B. Khatma that day about the affair of bint [girl] Marwan. She had five sons, and when Umayr went to them from the apostle he said,“I have killed bint Marwan, O sons of Khatma. Withstand me if you can; don’t keep me waiting.” That was the first day Islam became powerful among B. Khatma.
    The day after Bint Marwan was killed the men of B. Khatma became Muslims because they saw the power of Islam.”
    (Ibn Katheer el bedayah wa alnehaya – vol. 5 – in the mention of the year 11 of hijrah also found in- Ibn Hisham – dar al jeel Beirut – vol. 6 UMAYR B. ADIYY’S JOURNEY TO KILL ASMA D. MARWAN)
    (??????? ???????? ? ? 5 ? ?? ??? ????? 11 ?? ?????? ?(

    4 Killing of a slave woman.
    A blind man had a slave who he had taken a concubine, the mother of his children, who used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop.
    One night she began to slander the Prophet and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet was informed about this. He assembled the people and said: “I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up.” The man stood up. He sat before the Prophet and said: “Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.” Thereupon the Prophet said: “Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.”
    «?????? ?? ???? ???» . ) ??? ??????? ???????? _ ??? ??????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??? ????? ? ????? ??????. ???? ?? ???? ?????. ??? ??? ?? ?????? ???. ????? ? ? ?? ??? ??? ???? ? ???? ??????? ????????? ???????? ? ????? ?????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????.)
    (Naylu Al’wtar – Al-Shawkani – Al muneeriah pulishing – Cairo – Vol 7 – Book of Drinking – Chapter on Killing Of One who declared a warning to the prophet – also in Sunan Abi Daowd – Markaz Al’bhath wa aldersat althkafiah – Vol 2 – Chapter the judgment on one who swore to the prophet)

    5 `Amr B Umayya EXPEDITION
    Once Muhammad sent one of his followers named `Amr, to murder Muhammad’s enemy Abu Sufyan. However, the assassination attempt failed. As he returned home, he met a one-eyed shepherd. The shepherd and the Muslim man both identified themselves as members of the same Arab clan. Prior to going asleep, the shepherd said that he would never become a Muslim. Umayya waited for the shepherd to fall asleep and thereafter: ”as soon as the bedouin was asleep and snoring I got up and killed him in a more horrible way than any man has been killed.”
    Umayya returned and spoke with Muhammad. He relates…. ”He [Muhammad] asked my news and when I told him what had happened he blessed me.”

    6 Umm Qirfa
    Another example of Muhammad assassinating those who criticised him was when a woman named “Umm Qirfa” (Fatima) was taken prisoner. She was a very old woman. She used to mock Mohammad in speech and poems. Zayd ordered Qays to kill Umm Qirfa and he killed her cruelly, by tying a rope to each of her two legs and to two camels and driving the camels in opposite directions until they tore her in two. (Al ‘saba – Ibn Hagar – vol. 4, page 231)

    Muhammad’s companions
    ??? ??????: ?????? ????????????? ??????? ??????? “My companions are like stars, if you imitate any of them, you will, indeed, be guided” His companions were those who became Muslims and saw Mohammad while he was alive.
    Yet reading the history of these companions we find some horrifying stories. Some of the incidents below would be considered war crimes nowadays.
    Abu Bakr (the first caliph)
    Waging war as the ultimate tool for propagating and defending Islam became a rule for who ever was in power and ruling the Islamic society. The first Caliph, Abu Bakr, who took the lead after the death of Muhammad, even launched wars against Muslims to force them to pay dues to him that Muhammad used to collect for himself (as related in the Qur’an 9:103).
    Omar ibn al-Khatab (the second caliph)
    Abd Allah ibn Sa’ed (Omr ibn al-Khatab servant) said: “Arab Christians are not Christians, I am not leaving them until they become Muslims or I cut their throats.” (Kanzu ‘umal – al mutka al hindi – vol. 4, No. 11770)
    Khalid ibn al-Walid (the unsheathed sword of Allah)
    The letter of Khalid Ibn al-Walid to the people of Madain:
    “From Khaled ibn al-Walid to Marazebah the people of Faris [Persian people] peace be to those who follow the guidance. Praise God that your servants left you and you lost your possession and have been weakened. Anyone who prayed our prayer and accepted our place of prayer to the East [Qiblah] and ate our sacrifice that would be a true Muslim who has the same privileges and duties as us. When you receive my letter send me the ransom for the hostage we hold and asked for a covenant, or in the name of the God who there is no other god like him I will send you people who love to die as you love to live.”
    “????? ???? ?? ??? ??? ????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????”.
    During the battle with the Persians, and it was very tough war, Khaled said: “O Allah, if you give us victory over them, I swear I won’t leave one of them alive and I will run their river with their blood.”
    Then when Allah gave them victory, Khaled send people to call for capturing everyone and asking Muslims not to kill anyone except who refuses to submit. After they captured them, they (the Persians) were brought to the river and were beheaded. The Muslims did that for three days till they had killed 70000.
    (??? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ? ??????? ???????? ???? ???? ?? ??? ??? 12 ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ??????)
    (Abu Bakr – By Muhammad Rashid Rida – “Muhaddith Program”[2] – And Bedaya wa nehaya –Ibn Katheer – In the mention of year 12 of Hijrah “Muhaddith”)
    I recognize that the information above is too much for some people, but I have used only little of what can be found in the Qur’an, the Hadeeth, and Islamic history books.
    We have seen what the Qur’an and the Hadeeth teach; we have seen the actions of the last prophet of Islam, and the understanding of these teachings by his companions.
    The question now is how do Muslims reconcile all of this with what we hear many saying; namely, that Islam is a peace-loving religion and it teaches co-existence with all other religions. I would love to believe that Islam is indeed the peaceful religion as many say it is. But until someone gives me a credible and peaceful interpretation of the writings and events I have outlined, I’m afraid I cannot.

    One final thing concerns me. Imam Abu Hammid Ghazali says:

    “Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible.” (Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, The Reliance of the Traveller ( ???? ?????? ), translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, amana publications, 1997, section r8.2, page 745)
    Ibn Shihab, another Muslim scholar said: “there were only three cases where lying was acceptable: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them).” (More information is provided by William Muir’s “Life of Mahomet”, Volume I, footnote p.88) (Sahih Muslim, Book 32, No. 6303 – from the Alim program)
    I hope Muslims can tell us why should we believe what they say about how peace-loving a religion Islam is, when we know that they are permitted to lie in order to achieve a noble goal, i.e. making Islam the dominant religion of mankind. (8:39,40)
    These are questions of the utmost importance, and I still hope we will hear an answer one day—before its too late.

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