Allah’s Likes and Dislikes
26 May, 2006
Allah's Disliking: Challenges, Questions about Him, Poets, Music, Singing, Dancing, Disobedient Women, Private Parts, Education & Prosperity, Kings.
Allah's Liking: Perfumes, Mosque-building, Frightening Believers, Blind Believers, Praising Himself, Child-molesters, Wife-beaters, Terrorize Infidels, Sex-slaves, Plundering - not Agriculture, Memorization - not understanding, Those Fighting for Him, Illiteracy & Poverty, Animal Cruelty, Pebbles & Stones, Kill Apostates, Behead & Burn people, Cursing Infidels, Arabs, Falling ill & suffering.
In Chapter 1 of this
series, we noted what Allah is all about. Allah, truly, is like a
human being—at least, this was the impression Muhammad wanted to
implant in the minds of his followers. The Bedouin Pagans had a
concept of Allah which was primarily fuzzy, unclear and filled
with superstitious belief. When Muhammad introduced to them his
new Allah, they were more confused; they wanted to have a proper
grasp of who was this new Allah. To clear the cobwebs, vis-à-vis
Allah, from the minds of these Pagans, Muhammad had no choice but
to tell them that his Allah had the same desires, habits, likes
and dislikes, just like any human being has. To this end in view,
Muhammad engaged himself in inventing all means of description of
his Allah’s mental disposition regarding all and every matter
which all human beings are familiar with. Here are a few examples
of Muhammad’s Allah’s likes and dislikes.
Allah does not like any challenges
The Bedouin Pagans challenged Muhammad to prove his claims of divine inspiration from Allah. Having failed to successfully meet their challenge, Muhammad became irate, frustrated and vengeful. In Mecca, he had no raw muscle power to subdue those Quraysh who were constantly harassing him through many poems and intellectual debates. In all those debates those Pagan intellectuals beat Muhammad—hands down. Many poets in Mecca flattened Muhammad intellectually in their compositions—insisting that Muhammad’s claims were nothing new. Dejected, saddened and hopelessly dispirited, Muhammad now turned to his Allah. Allah quickly sent down verses to placate his intimate, dearest friend. In these verses, Allah steadfastly asserted that He too is angered and insulted by the insolence of the Pagan Arabs who dared to impugn Him with compositions quite akin or better than the Qur’anic verses.
Allah promised His wrath, vengeance, terror and threatened the Quraysh Pagans with Hell if they dared to continue with their challenge to him (i.e. Muhammad). Allah was deeply perturbed with the ‘puny’ poems of the Meccan poets who defeated the Qur’an, Muhammad’s composition of Allah’s Words. Muhammad was unable to prove that his Qur’an was really from Allah. So, Allah had to come to rescue His dearest Apostle. Allah now challenged those Meccan poets to compose one sura similar to the Quran. The poets of Mecca, of course met this challenge. Angered, Allah then asked the Pagans to compose ten suras similar to the Qur’an. The Pagan poets duly met this challenge as well. Greatly perturbed, Allah then challenged those poets of the desert to compose a book which will be superior to the entire Qur’an and the Taurat (Torah) combined. Those Arab poets had no difficulty in meeting this challenge from Allah (i.e. Muhammad). Infuriated and frustrated, Allah, citing how he had, in the past, destroyed many generations for indulging in such calumny, issued warrants that henceforth He would never forgive those who dared to challenge Him (i.e. Muhammad).
Let us read a few verses from the Qur’an about Allah’s absolute dislike for his challengers.
First, Allah challenged the Pagans to bring a sura like the Qur’an, if anyone doubts it…10:38
YUSUFALI: Or do they say, "He forged it"? say: "Bring then a Sura like unto it, and call (to your aid) anyone you can besides Allah, if it be ye speak the truth!" [Q 10.38]
Then Allah challenged the Pagans to compose ten suras similar to the Qur’an.
Qur’an is the direct speech of God; when the unbelievers insist that Muhammad himself had written the Qur’an, Allah challenges them to bring ten Suras like the Qur’an...11:13
YUSUFALI: Or they may say, "He forged it," Say, "Bring ye then ten suras forged, like unto it, and call (to your aid) whomsoever ye can, other than Allah!- If ye speak the truth! [Q 11.13]
Finally, Allah challenged the Pagan poets to compose the entire Quran and the Taurat.
If the unbelievers could bring a book better than the two (Qur’an and Taurat?) then Muhammad would have followed that book…28:49
YUSUFALI: Say: "Then bring ye a Book from Allah, which is a better guide than either of them, that I may follow it! (do), if ye are truthful!" [Q 28.49]
Allah is now furious and in extreme frustration. He threatens with hell-fire those who dared to challenge Him. He even cites the fate of earlier generations who threw challenges to Him.
Challenging Allah is incurring hell (Allah does not like any
YUSUFALI: "But those who strive against Our Signs, to frustrate them,- they will be Companions of the Fire." [022.051]
When Lot admonished his people for their sinful acts of sodomy and highway robbery, they challenged Lot to bring to them the wrath of Allah …29:29
YUSUFALI: "Do ye indeed approach men, and cut off the highway?- and practise wickedness (even) in your councils?" But his people gave no answer but this: they said: "Bring us the Wrath of Allah if thou tellest the truth." [029.029]
Allah metes out a humiliating punishment to the challengers of the Qur’an…34:5
YUSUFALI: But those who strive against Our Signs, to frustrate them,- for such will be a Penalty,- a Punishment most humiliating. [034.005]
Allah will punish those who challenge the Qur’an…34:38
YUSUFALI: Those who strive against Our Signs, to frustrate them, will be given over into Punishment. [034.038]
Allah will mete out retribution to those who challenge Him…51:14
YUSUFALI: "Taste ye your trial! This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!" [051.014]
Allah does not like the tolling of bells
Muhammad never had any likings for music and songs. In the ancient Arabian society these two artistic skills were highly prized. This is true even today. Listen to any Arab music or songs and you will be astonished by its vibrancy, rhythm, eloquence, lilting tunes and its enthralling power to enrapt the audience. Muhammad did not posses any such skills. He had nothing to contribute to the rich culture of Arab music, song and dance. So he had to disparage the skilful music composers and their enchanting songs. The Christian Arabs used the appealing music of the bell to invite their adherents to their Churches. Muhammad hated this. So Allah also had to hate music and songs. Allah compared those who tolled the bells and composed music with the activities of Satan and promised a severe retribution to those who indulged in such pleasure. While we do not read any verse in the Qur’an which specifically prohibits tolling of bells or playing of music, there are plenty of ahadith which do prohibit music, song and dance. In sharia law, music and dance are strictly forbidden. Let us read a few ahadith on the banning of music, song and dance.
The bell is the musical instrument of Satan… (Sahih Muslim, 24.5279)
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The bell is the musical instrument of the Satan.
Similar ahadith are found in Sunaan Abu Dawud.
The bell is a musical instrument of Satan…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.14.2550)
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol ii, Book 14, Hadith Number 2550:
Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet (may peace be upon him) as saying: The bell is wooden wind and musical instrument of Satan.
Let us read another hadith from Sunaan Abu Dawud.
Singing, playing and simple amusement without musical instrument is allowed… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.41.4905
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol.iii, Book 41, Hadith Number 4905:
Anas said: When the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) came to Medina, the Abyssinians played for his coming out of joy; they played with spears.
We might think this hadith permits Muslims to indulge in contemporary music and songs. But we are dead wrong. The translator of Sunaan Abu Dawud writes that dancing, singing and music of modern times, especially by women are completely prohibited (Hasan, 2001, p. 3.1371, foot note 4284).
And Sahih Bukhari too confirms that music, fine dressing and wining are absolutely forbidden.
Those Muslims who enjoy music, fine silk, drinking and sex—some of them Allah will destroy, some of them will be transformed into monkeys and pigs… (Sahih Bukhari, 7.69.494v)
Volume 7, Book 69, Number 494v: Narrated Abu 'Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari:
That he heard the Prophet saying, "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, 'Return to us tomorrow.' Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection."
According to Sharia law music, songs and dances are haram (prohibited) activities (al-Misri, 1999, p.774-776).
This Sharia law is quite length. I shall quote only the relevant parts.
Quoting various sources, from the Qur’an and ahadith, the Sharia law on musical instrument stipulates:
All of this is explicit and compelling textual evidence that musical instruments of all types are unlawful.
Law r40.2 (Nawawi) It is unlawful to use musical instrument—such as those which drinkers are known for, like mandolin, lute, cymbals and flute—or to listen to them. It is permissible to play the tambourine at weddings, circumcisions, and other times, even it has bells on its sides. Beating the kuba, a long drum with a narrow middle is unlawful.
Law r40.3 (Ibn Hajar hayatami): As for listening to singing that is not accompanied by instruments, one should know that singing or listening to singing is offensive except under the circumstances to be mentioned in what follows. Some scholars hold that singing is sunna at weddings and the like, and of our Imams, Ghazali and ‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al–Salam say that it is sunna if it motivates one to a noble state of mind that makes one remember the hereafter. It is clear from this that all poetry which encourages good deeds, wisdom, noble qualities, abstinence from this worldly things, or similar pious traits such as urging one to obey Allah, follow the sunna, or shun disobedience, is sunna to write, sing, or listen to, as more than one of our Imams have stated is obvious, since using a means to do good is itself doing good.
Law r40.4 (Nawawi: (n: with commentary by Muhammad Shirbini Khatib)) It is not prohibited to dance ((Shirbini) which is not unlawful because it is only motions made while standing or bowing. Furani and others have expressly stated that neither is it offensive, but rather is permissible, as is attested to by the hadith related in the Sahihs of Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) stood before ‘Aisha (Allah be well pleased with her) to screen her from view so that she could observe the Abyssinians sporting and dancing)—unless it is languid, like movements of the effeminate.
So, according to Allah’s law, standing, bowing and walking are Islamic dancing and these are allowed. Any other form of dancing—the cultural dances of all nations (like Indian dance, Western dance, Thai dance, Malay dance….etc.) are strictly forbidden.
Allah likes perfume
Yes, that is
correct. Imam Ghazali writes that on the Resurrection Day, Allah
will wear such a perfume that its fragrance will beat even the
fragrance of the musk (Ghazali, 1993, p. 4.322). This means that
Allah is really physical, otherwise how could an entity wear
perfume if it does not possess a physical existence?
Imam Ghazali writes:
…The Prophet said, “There is account for everything lawful and there is punishment for what unlawful (sic). He also said: People will be asked on the resurrection day (sic) for everything, even why he applied antimony to his eyes, why he muddled the earth with his fingers, why he touched the things of his brother. He said: He applies scent for the sake when Allah will come on the Resurrection Day with such a fragrance which will become more scented than musk. He who applies it for other than Allah will come on the Resurrection Day with stench more than that of a dead animal. ….
The above passage clearly demonstrates why Allah likes to wear perfume: yes, it is because Muhammad had a great taste for musk perfume. When meeting delegates and women, he always wore that perfume. Allah also likes perfume—only for Muhammads sake.
Allah loves mosque-building
This liking of
Allah should not surprise any readers. Visit any Islamic Paradises
and you will be awe-struck with the number of mosques in any
suburbs. From the minarets of these ubiquitous mosques, big or
small, the cacophony of Azan (prayer call) emanates
five-times a day, 24 hours and 365 days. If we ask any Islamists
he will surely testify this high pitch blaring sound as Allah’s
music. Any, person, if ever he dares to call this as absolute
noise pollution will have his day, believe me. If the diehard
mosque goers could ever spot this person on the street or in the
vicinity of a mosque, they will surely hunt him down, heckle him
and possibly cut him into pieces. Please visit Dhaka, the capital
city of one of the poorest Islamic Paradises, Bangladesh, and
enjoy for yourself the music of Allah, from the dawn, before
sunrise, until the first part of the night.
You will also notice the obsession of ‘moderate Muslims’ to construct mosques in the infidel territories where they have been provided an opportunity to enjoy a relatively calm, peaceful and prosperous life. To these migrants of Islam, it is their most pious, sacred and compulsory religious duty to build mosques in infidel territories, wherever they might be. Nothing will prevent them from raising enormous fund (with help from petrodollar) to construct Allah’s houses (mosques). In Australia, the migrant Islamic community has vowed to build mosques in every suburb even though the population of Muslims in Australia hardly exceeds 1.5%. But this microscopic migrant Islamists have a giant dream—to convert all of Australia into Allah’s land–an Islamic Paradise. Building of mosques is the first step in this direction.
So, why the diehard Islamists are fanatical with building mosques wherever they are? The answer is very simple. Allah has urged them to build mosques anywhere Muslims are there—even when there is only a handful of them—even when there may be only two or three of them. When the number of Muslims is very feeble, possibly less than ten, they will start with a Musalla, an exclusive prayer room. When the number rises to around a couple of hundred they will apply to the local government authorities to erect a mosque. If you have doubt on this, please watch how the Muslim students in many western universities demand a special prayer room exclusively for them. When this demand is satisfied they will step up the demand for a little mosque in the university campus. If this demand is not met they will lobby the Arab governments to exert their political pressure on the infidel government. This is the ardour these Islamists have to build mosques wherever they are.
Here are some reasons why the Islamists are so much eager to erect mosques.
Whoever builds a mosque, Allah will build a similar place for him in Paradise… (Sahih Bukhari, 1.8.441)
Volume 1, Book 8, Number 441: Narrated 'Ubdaidullah Al-Khaulani:
I heard 'Uthman bin 'Affan saying, when people argued too much about his intention to reconstruct the mosque of Allah's Apostle, "You have talked too much. I heard the Prophet saying, 'Whoever built a mosque, (Bukair thought that 'Asim, another sub narrator, added, "Intending Allah's Pleasure"), Allah would build for him a similar place in Paradise.' "
Allah will shed a man whose heart is attached to the mosque… (Sahih Bukhari, 2.24.504)
One step to mosque–one sin is forgiven… (Sahih Bukhari, 3.34.330)
On every Friday Angels stand at the gates of every mosque
… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.54.433)
Allah obliterates sins for performing a thorough ablution, walking to the mosque and waiting for the next prayer… (Sahih Muslim, 2.0485)
He who offers the Morning Prayer in a mosque is under the protection of Allah… (Sahih Muslim, 4.1381)
He who went towards the mosque in the morning or evening, Allah would arrange a feast for him in the morning or in the evening in Paradise… (Sahih Muslim, 4.1412)
Allah loves the lands of mosques and hates the markets… (Sahih Muslim, 4.1416)
Allah’s security is for three people: 1. a jihadist 2. a mosque goer 3. he who enters his house after giving salutation… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.14.2488)
The above hadith is not available online. So I shall quote it from the print version of Sunaan Abu Dawud
Sunaan Abu Dawud, vol. 2, book 14, hadith number 2488:
Abu Umamat al–Bahlil reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: There are three persons who are in the security of Allah, the Exalted: A man who goes out on an expedition to fight in the path of Allah, the Exalted, is in the security of Allah, until He takes him unto Him (i.e. he dies), and brings him unto Paradise or brings him (alive) with reward and booty he obtains; and a man who goes to the mosque is in the security of Allah, until He takes him unto Him (i.e. he dies), and he brings him in to Paradise, or brings him reward and spoils he obtains; and a man who enters his house after giving salutation is in the security of Allah, the exalted.
With so much extraordinary rewards promised, why should not an Islamist be fervent in building a mosque wherever he goes? After all, he has nothing to lose—Allah fully protects him, for sure.
Allah loves to frighten the believers
This disposition of Allah might shock many readers, especially the Muslims. But this fear tactic of Allah to force people in submission (Islam) should not be unfamiliar to the readers. If you had already read the previous two parts of this series, you might have already guessed the feeling of insecurity Allah suffers from. And, this is because Muhammad, His closest friend, also suffered from insecurity and frustration. That is why Allah has to frighten the believers to keep them in the fold and terrorise the unbelievers and force them to submission (surrender to Allah, Islam).
Let us read this hadith from Sahih Bukhari.
Allah sends eclipse to frighten the believers... (Sahih Bukhari, 2.18.167).
Volume 2, Book 18, Number 167: Narrated Abu Musa:
The sun eclipsed and the Prophet got up, being afraid that it might be the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment). He went to the Mosque and offered the prayer with the longest Qiyam, bowing and prostration that I had ever seen him doing. Then he said, "These signs which Allah sends do not occur because of the life or death of somebody, but Allah makes His worshipers afraid by them. So when you see anything thereof, proceed to remember Allah, invoke Him and ask for His forgiveness."
Here is another hadith from Sunaan Abu Abu Dawud
Book 20, Number 3084: Narrated Muhammad ibn Khalid as-Sulami:
As-Sulami's grandfather, who was a Companion of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: When Allah has previously decreed for a servant a rank which he has not attained by his action, He afflicts him in his body, or his property or his children.
The translator of Sunaan Abu Dawud, Professor Ahmad Hasan comments on this hadith in this way:
This shows that Allah enhances a person’s rank by affliction in whatever form it may be. Sometimes a man cannot attain the rank previously decreed by Allah for him. Therefore, to raise him to that rank he afflicts him in his body, property or children. One should not take calamity as the wrath of Allah. It is mercy from Him (Hasan, 2001, p. 2.880, foot note 2558).
The above comment, from a highly respected scholar of hadith tells it all. If you are a Muslim, rest assured that Allah will inflict torture and pain on you. Allah loves to inflict terror, torment, suffering and punishment. These activities please him—if you did not know the reason.
Allah is extremely self-conscious; He praises Himself, just like a child loves to praise itself
It is quite easy
to comprehend why Allah is so much self-conscious and hungry to be
praised by humans. As told before, Muhammad, during his childhood,
had very little experience with those powerful human
emotions—love, care, attention, affection and praise. Those human
feelings are absolutely vital for the development of a happy and
healthy psychological make up of a child. Since, as an orphan,
Muhammad had missed those essential ingredients, it is not
surprising that Allah also missed them. Allah Himself, without
much qualm, admits that He is deeply in need of those vital
Here is what Allah says about His ardour to grab attention and be praised.
None loves to be praised more than Allah does, and for this reason He praises Himself… (Sahih Bukhari, 6.60.158, 161).
Volume 6, Book 60, Number 158: Narrated Abu Wail:
'Abdullah (bin Mas'ud) said, "None has more sense of ghaira than Allah Therefore - He prohibits shameful sins (illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly. And none loves to be praised more than Allah does, and for this reason He praises Himself." I asked Abu Wali, "Did you hear it from Abdullah?" He said, "Yes," I said, "Did Abdullah ascribe it to Allah's Apostle?" He said, "Yes."
None is more self-respecting than Allah… (Sahih Muslim, 37.6651)
Abu Salama reported from Abu Huraira that he narrated that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: There is none more self-respecting than Allah, the Exalted and Glorious There is no mention of the narration of Asma'.
Allah loves flattery… (Sahih Muslim, 4.6648).
‘Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, the eminent hadith scholar and the translator of Sahih Muslim denies that Allah loves flattery. Commenting on above hadith, he writes:
This does not mean that Allah, like ordinary human beings, loves flattery. What this implies is that Allah has defined Himself clearly and has strikingly brought into prominence His true personality and attributes and all His qualities and characteristics. As Allah is the Sole Creator, Master and Sovereign of the Universe and man has a very close and intimate contact with Him, more close and intimate even than his own soul, His clear perception is, therefore, the most important prerequisite of his life. Unless a man recognize (Sic) Him well, he cannot recognize himself. So, when Allah is praised it is a clear proof of the fact that man has been able to recognize his Lord, his own self and the universe around him (Siddiqi, 2004, p. 4.1736, foot note 2958).
It is difficult to understand the above comment by Professor ‘Abdul Hamid Siddiqi. To be fair, I just quoted the comment by a reputable Islamic scholar.
On Allah’s acute self-awareness, here is another comment from the Saudi Arabia’s top Imams, viz. Shaikh Abdul Aziz ibn Baz, Shaikh Muhammad ibn Uthaimin…et al:
A reader asked Shaikh ibn Baz the following question:
Question 12: We find some of the verses of the Quran printed in the newspapers or writings, as well as, “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful”, at the beginning of some papers or letters. What do we do with such verses after we are finished reading the newspaper or letter? Should we tear it up or burn it or what should be done?
Response: It is a must, after one is done with the papers
or pages that contain Allah’s name, to safeguard the papers, by
burning them or burying them in clean soil. This is to protect the
Quranic verses and Allah’s names from being degraded. It is not
allowed to throw them into the garbage heaps or into the streets
or to use them as different kinds of sheets, such as tablecloth.
Otherwise, one is degrading the names and verses and not safe
keeping them. (ibn al-Musnad, 1996, pp.42–43)
Allah loves blind believers; He feels
pleased and comfortable with them
Allah’s love for the blind believers knows no bound. Previously, we saw how much Allah hates those people who challenge Him intellectually and question about Him. Demanding unflinching devotion, allegiance and faithfulness, Allah promises His admiration and the garden of Paradise for such absolute blind followers of Islam. Let us read a few verses from the Qur’an which demonstrate Allah’s passionate love for His blind, ardent believers.
Allah will admire those who put blind faith in Him; believing in Him without any question and argument…50:31–33
YUSUFALI: And the Garden will be brought nigh to the
Righteous,- no more a thing distant. [050.031]
YUSUFALI: (A voice will say:) "This is what was promised for you,- for every one who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance, who kept (His Law), [050.032]
YUSUFALI: "Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious Unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him): [050.033]
To be rewarded with fabulous richness of Paradise a believer must fear Allah, even though He is unseen. The believer must, without any hesitancy or doubt, obey Allah and His dearest companion Muhammad.
There is a great reward for those who fear the unseen Allah...67:12
YUSUFALI: As for those who fear their Lord unseen, for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward. [067.012]
The blind believers are the true followers when they say 'we hear and we obey'…24:51
YUSUFALI: The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger, in order that He may judge between them, is no other than this: they say, "We hear and we obey": it is such as these that will attain felicity. [024.051]
A hadith in Sunaan Ibn Majah says that a true believer (Muslim) is like a camel; he follows blindly. Let us read this hadith.
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. i, Hadith Number 43:
‘Abd ar-Rahman b. ‘Amr as-salami said that he heard ‘Irbad b.
Sariya as saying, “Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him) delivered a sermon to us whereby the eyes welled
forth the tears and the hearts were softened. We said, “Allah’s
Messenger, this is sermon of a person bidding farewell! So what
would you enjoin upon us?” He said, “I am leaving you on
brightness: its night is (as bright) as its day. None would
deviate from it except the one who is doomed to perish. Whoso
survives would certainly find much differences (sic). Then
it would be incumbent upon you to adhere to my sunna and
the sunna of the righteous and pious caliphs, with which
you are familiar. Hold fast it (sic) with teeth and the
obedience (of the ruler) is obligatory for you even if he is an
Abyssinian slave. Verily, the (true) believer is like a camel
having a (pricking) bridle in its nose. To whichever direction,
(sic) it is driven, it surrenders itself in submission.
Allah does not like questions about Him
Having failed to prove decisively his claim that Allah had appointed him as His agent on earth, Muhammad resorted to fear tactics He cast fear in the minds of the illiterate and uninformed Bedouin Arabs. When those handful of Arab Pagans, who had enough information and knowledge on religious matters, cornered Muhammad with embarrassing questions, Muhammad was exasperated but was unable to provide any plausible answers to their questions. He remained taciturn, vacuous, and recondite. His only response was to curse those who questioned him and doubted his claims. The upshot was that in desperation, he talked about the greatest fear in all human—the fear of death and warned those questioners that Allah will not forgive those who ask questions about the Qur’an and about Allah. He curtly replied their questions with Qur’anic verses, insisting they were from Allah. Here are a few such verses.
Do not ask questions on matters of Qur’an revelations...5:101
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if ye ask about things when the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be made plain to you, Allah will forgive those: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing. [005.101]
Asking questions about Qur’an may cause one to lose faith...5:102
YUSUFALI: Some people before you did ask such questions,
and on that account lost their faith. [005.102]
Do not question Allah for His acts but He will question everyone...21:23
YUSUFALI: And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Sura like there unto; and call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true. [002.023]
It is utter impudence for men to question about how their petrified bones will become alive on the resurrection day…36:78
YUSUFALI: And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his
own (origin and) Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry)
bones and decomposed ones (at that)?" [036.078]
None should question about Allah’s retribution; you should be crying instead of laughing and bow down to Him…53:59-62
YUSUFALI: Do ye then wonder at this recital? [053.059]
YUSUFALI: And will ye laugh and not weep,- [053.060]
YUSUFALI: Wasting your time in vanities? [053.061 ]
YUSUFALI: But fall ye down in prostration to Allah, and adore (Him)! [Q 053.062]
It is a great insolent to question the resurrection day when you are alive…75:5-6
YUSUFALI: But man wishes to do wrong (even) in the time in
front of him. [075.005]
YUSUFALI: He questions: "When is the Day of Resurrection?" [075.006]
And here is a hadith from Sahih Bukhari which tells us that if you question about the ancestry of Allah, you are a Satan.
Whoever questions who created Allah is Satan… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.54.496).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 496: Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Satan comes to one of you and says, 'Who created so-and-so? 'till he says, 'Who has created your Lord?' So, when he inspires such a question, one should seek refuge with Allah and give up such thoughts."
Sahih Muslim also confirms that a doubter of Allah and Muhammad is a Satan.
It is Satan who asks such questions as who created the heaven, who created the earth; answer such questions with, “It is Allah.”… (Sahih Muslim, 1.0242, 0243).
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Men will continue to question one another till this is propounded: Allah created all things but who created Allah? He who found himself confronted with such a situation should say: I affirm my faith in Allah.
This hadith has been transmitted by Mahmud b. Ghailan by another chain of transmitters (and the words are): The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: The Satan will come to everyone of you and say: Who created the heaven, who created the earth? (And the man) replies: It is Allah, Then the remaining part of the hadith was narrated as mentioned above and the words 'His Prophets" were added to it.
Allah does not like a woman who refuses to have sex with her husband.
There are a
number of ahadith which tell us Allah’s great obsession with women
and sex. Allah wanted all Arab Bedouins who converted to Islam to
have sex aplenty. Allah was fearful that if those uncouth, Bedouin
jihadists did not have unrestricted sex with women, especially
with those women captives of war, these nascent fighters of Allah
will lose motivation to continue. Here is a sample hadith from
Allah gets displeased with the woman who does not immediately respond when her husband demands sex from her… (Sahih Muslim, 8.3367, 3368).
Book 008, Number 3367:
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, when a man calls his wife to his bed, and she does not respond, the One Who is in the heaven is displeased with her until he (her husband) is pleased with her.
In fact, Allah says that a woman must sexually satisfy her husband even when on top of a camel… (Ibn Majah, 3.1853). Let us read this hadith.
Ibn Majah, Vol. iii, hadith Number 1853:
‘Abdullah b. Abi’ Auta (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that when Mu’adh (Allah be pleased with him) came from Syria, he prostrated before the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). He (the Holy Prophet) said, “O Mu’adh, what is it?” He replied, “I went to Syria and found them (the Syrians) prostrating before their archbishops and their emperors. I liked it in my heart that we should do so for you.” Upon this, Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be with him) remarked, “Don’t do so. If I were to command anyone to prostrate before anyone besides Allah, I would have commanded the wife to prostrate before her spouse. By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her to surrender herself (to him for sexual intercourse) she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle.
According to Zawaid, Ibn Hibban transmitted it in his Sahih. Sandi said, “It is as if he means that it is hadith having good isnad.
The reason why a woman’s primary Islamic duty is to satisfy her husband’s sexual desire is also explained in a few ahadith. Let us read them.
A woman is a sexual property, the righteous woman is the best property…(Ibn Majah, 3.1855).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. iii, Hadith Number 1855:
‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily, the world is a property and nothing of the property of the world is better than a righteous woman.
Muhammad Tufail Ansari, the translator of Ibn Majah, in a note, explains this hadith in this manner:
The word mata has many connotations. It implies enjoyment, pleasure, object of delight, possession, merchandise, household effects, articles (sic) of everyday use. All these connotations are applicable here.
Marriage makes vagina lawful to a man… (Ibn Majah, 3.1954).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. iii, Hadith Number 1954:
‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said on the authority of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), “The most worthy condition that must be fulfilled is that which makes vagina lawful for you.”
A husband is the owner of his wives chastity.. (Ibn Majah, 3.2388).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. iii, Hadith Number2388:
‘Amr b. Shu’aib (Allah be pleased with him) reported his father to have said on his grandfather’s authority that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said in a sermon he delivered, “It is not lawful for a woman (to make a donation) from her property but with the consent of her husband when he becomes the owner of her chastity (i.e. when he marries her).
Allah likes Muslims who beat their wives and treat them as domestic animals
Thanks to the power of the Internet, it is now widely known that Islam allows Muslim husbands to physically beat their wives. This deep secret and shame of Islam is finally out quite extensively to the world. Here is the verse from the Qur’an which permits a Muslim husband to beat his wife/wives whenever he wished to do so. In this verse the reason why Allah allowed men to beat their wives is also provided. It is because the men are the owners of their women (wives and sex–slaves). In part-3(ii) of this series we learned from a few authentic ahadith that a woman is a husband’s property or chattel and that the husband is the owner of his wives’ private parts, including every element of her reproductive organ (read more on this here and here). See Islamic beating of women here.
Men are protectors and maintainers of women; women must be devoutly obedient, if not then beat them...4:34
YUSUFALI: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all). [Q4:34]
When reading the above translation, please ignore the words inside the parenthesis. They were inserted by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, who was deeply embarrassed and ostensibly wanted to portray the Qur’an as a merciful book, especially towards women. The original Qur’an does not have the word ‘lightly’.
The following verse from the Qur’an tells us that a true believer (i.e., a true Muslim) is not hesitant to beat his wives. In this verse Allah is talking about his ardent slave, Prophet Job (Ayub).
Allah asked Job to beat his wife with a little grass (or a green branch?); he was a true believer (Allah likes wife-beating)…38:41–44
YUSUFALI: Commemorate Our Servant Job. Behold he cried to his Lord: "The Evil One has afflicted me with distress and suffering!" [Q038.041]
YUSUFALI: (The command was given:) "Strike with thy foot: here is (water) wherein to wash, cool and refreshing, and (water) to drink." [Q038.042]
YUSUFALI: And We gave him (back) his people, and doubled their number,- as a Grace from Ourselves, and a thing for commemoration, for all who have Understanding. [Q038.043]
YUSUFALI: "And take in thy hand a little grass, and strike therewith: and break not (thy oath)." Truly We found him full of patience and constancy. How excellent in Our service! ever did he turn (to Us)! [Q038.044]
If you are confused then reads the translation (38:44) by Shakir.
SHAKIR: And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with It (sic)and do not break your oath; surely We found him patient; most excellent the servant! Surely he was frequent m returning (to Allah).
To save the embarrassment, Abdullah Yusuf Ali, wrote a foot note:
In his worst distress Job was patient and constant in faith, but apparently his wife was not. According to the Book of Job (ii, 9.10), “Then said his wife unto him, Dost though still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die. But he said unto her, “Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not job sin with lips.” He must have said in his haste to the woman that he would beat her: he asked now to correct her with only a wisp of grass to show that he was gentle and humble as well as patient and constant (Ali, 1983, p. 1227, foot note 4202).
If Qur’an is correct then Abdullah Yusuf Ali is wrong. The verse says clearly that Job beat her with a green branch. It did not use any adverb, such as, mildly or lightly. In fact, the beating could have been painful.
Now, here is a hadith which tells us that a Muslim man does not need to provide any reason to beat his wife/wives. Allah has bestowed the absolute right to Muslim men to beat women, whenever and wherever they wish. Please note that this hadith has been narrated by Umar, the mighty Caliph of Islam.
A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife... (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 11.2142).
Book 11, Number 2142: Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.
Even Muhammad’s dearest wife, Aisha complained that the Muslim women received the worst beating from their husbands.
Let us read the following hadith from Sahih Bukhari.
A woman received worst beating from her impotent husband (Aisha: Muslim women were the worst sufferers); Muhammad approved the beating...(Sahih Bukhari, 7.72.715).
Volume 7, Book 72, Number 715: Narrated 'Ikrima:
Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman (sic) suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!" When 'AbdurRahman heard that his wife had gone to the Prophet, he came with his two sons from another wife. She said, "By Allah! I have done no wrong to him but he is impotent and is as useless to me as this," holding and showing the fringe of her garment, 'Abdur-Rahman said, "By Allah, O Allah's Apostle! She has told a lie! I am very strong and can satisfy her but she is disobedient and wants to go back to Rifa'a." Allah's Apostle said, to her, "If that is your intention, then know that it is unlawful for you to remarry Rifa'a unless Abdur-Rahman has had sexual intercourse with you." Then the Prophet saw two boys with 'Abdur-Rahman and asked (him), "Are these your sons?" On that 'AbdurRahman said, "Yes." The Prophet said, "You claim what you claim (i.e. that he is impotent)? But by Allah, these boys resemble him as a crow resembles a crow,"
Has Muhammad ever beaten any women? To answer this formidable question let us read these ahadith from Sahih Bukhari.
A dignified woman, Jauniyaa (a princess) was brought to Muhammad to have sex with him but she was reluctant to give herself to Muhammad; Muhammad was angry and raised his hand to beat her... (Sahih Bukhari, 7.63.181, 182)
Volume 7, Book 63, Number 181: Narrated Al-Awza:
I asked Az-Zuhri, "Which of the wives of the Prophet sought refuge with Allah from him?" He said "I was told by 'Ursa that 'Aisha said, 'When the daughter of Al-Jaun was brought to Allah's Apostle (as his bride) and he went near her, she said, "I seek refuge with Allah from you." He said, "You have sought refuge with The Great; return to your family."
Volume 7, Book 63, Number 182: Narrated Abu Usaid:
We went out with the Prophet to a garden called Ash-Shaut till we reached two walls between which we sat down. The Prophet said, "Sit here," and went in (the garden). The Jauniyya (a lady from Bani Jaun) had been brought and lodged in a house in a date-palm garden in the home of Umaima bint An-Nu'man bin Sharahil, and her wet nurse was with her. When the Prophet entered upon her, he said to her, "Give me yourself (in marriage) as a gift." She said, "Can a princess give herself in marriage to an ordinary man?" The Prophet raised his hand to pat her so that she might become tranquil. She said, "I seek refuge with Allah from you." He said, "You have sought refuge with One Who gives refuge. Then the Prophet came out to us and said, "O Abu Usaid! Give her two white linen dresses to wear and let her go back to her family." Narrated Sahl and Abu Usaid: The Prophet married Umaima bint Sharahil, and when she was brought to him, he stretched his hand towards her. It seemed that she disliked that, whereupon the Prophet ordered Abu Usaid to prepare her and to provide her with two white linen dresses. (See Hadith No. 541).
Please ignore the word ‘in marriage’ inserted inside the parentheses by the translator. Muhammad clearly wanted free sex from this princess (taken as a captive in an Islamic raid), as he asked her to surrender her person to him as a gift. In Islam one is not allowed even to look at an unrelated stranger woman. So how could Muhammad simply ‘pat’ her either on her shoulder, cheek or back?
Muhammad even beat or punched his dearest wife, Aisha. Let us read this hadith from Sahih Muslim
When sleeping with Aisha, Muhammad surreptitiously left his bed and went to the graveyard at Baqi; Aisha spied on him and followed Muhammad; when Muhammad learned Aisha’s misdeed he hit her (beat her) on her chest that caused much pain to Aisha…4.2127
Muhammad b. Qais said (to the people): Should I not narrate to you (a hadith of the Holy Prophet) on my authority and on the authority of my mother? We thought that he meant the mother who had given him birth. He (Muhammad b. Qais) then reported that it was 'A'isha who had narrated this: Should I not narrate to you about myself and about the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)? We said: Yes. She said: When it was my turn for Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi'. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O 'A'isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? She said: Whatsoever the people conceal, Allah will know it. He said: Gabriel came to me when you saw me. He called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you (for he did not come to you), as you were not fully dressed. I thought that you had gone to sleep, and I did not like to awaken you, fearing that you may be frightened. He (Gabriel) said: Your Lord has commanded you to go to the inhabitants of Baqi' (to those lying in the graves) and beg pardon for them. I said: Messenger of Allah, how should I pray for them (How should I beg forgiveness for them)? He said: Say, Peace be upon the inhabitants of this city (graveyard) from among the Believers and the Muslims, and may Allah have mercy on those who have gone ahead of us, and those who come later on, and we shall, God willing, join you.
Lastly, here is what Allah had told the Mumin Muslims during the last pilgrimage of Muhammad.
Women are domestic animals; beat them (Tabari, 1990, pp. 9.112-114)
This narration is quite lengthy. I shall quote only the relevant part. Please note that al-Tabari sources this hadith from this chain of narrators:
Ibn Humayd—Salamah—Ibn Ishaq—‘Abdallah b. Abi Najih:
...“Now then, O people, you have a right over your wives and they have a right over you. You have [the right] that they should not cause anyone of whom you dislike to tread your beds, and that they should not commit any open indecency (fahishah). If they do, then God permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain from [evil], they have the right to their food and clothing in accordance with custom (bi’l-maruf). Treat women well, for they are [like] domestic animals (‘awan) with you and do not possess anything for themselves. You have taken them only as a trust from God, and you have made the enjoyment of their persons lawful by the word of God, so understand and listen to my words, O people. I have conveyed the Message, and have left you with something which, if you hold fast to it, you will never go astray; that is, the Book of God and the sunnah of His Prophet. Listen to my words, O people, for I have conveyed the message and understand [it]. Know for certain that every Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, and that all Muslims are brethren. It is not lawful for a person [to take] from his brother except that which he has given him willingly, so do not wrong.
Allah hates the private parts of His believers, especially Muslimahs’ private parts
According to Islam, Allah had created every part of a human being. Without any of these parts our body cannot function efficiently, especially our private organs. Without them no creature on earth could survive. Surprisingly, Allah hates these crucial organs. His greatest distaste is reserved for the sexual organs of human beings, especially those of women. Allah just hates women’s sexual organs. That is why he commands all Muslimahs to be inside Burka, theIslamic mobile tent, you might call them.
Let us read a few ahadith on Allah’s great distaste for women’s pudenda.
If a woman puts off her clothes in a place other than her house then she tears the veil between her and Allah… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 31.3999)
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 31, Number 3999: Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:
AbulMalih said: Some women of Syria came to Aisha. She asked them: From whom are you? They replied: From the people of Syria. She said: Perhaps you belong to the place where women enter hot baths (for washing ). The said: Yes. She said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If a woman puts off her clothes in a place other than her house, she tears the veil between her and Allah, the Exalted.
You can show your private parts only to your wives and your slave women; in public no one should look at private parts of each other; when alone you should also show shyness to Allah, do not be naked when alone…(Sahih Bukhari, 31.4006).
Aisha never saw Muhammad’s private parts (ibn Sa’d, p.1.179).
‘Abd al-Hamid al-Himmani informed us on the authority of Sufyan at-Thawri, he on the authority of Mansur, he on the authority of Musa Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Yazid, he on the authority of a woman, she on the authority of ‘Ayisha; she said: I never saw the (private parts) of the Prophet, may Allah bless him.
Allah likes Muslims who sexually molest small child-girls
Allah allows Muslim men to sexually molest, child girls—even baby girls. Allah had allowed Muhammad to do this. So, this provision is applicable to all Muslims.
The following verse in the Qur’an tells us that a Muslim man can marry a child girl who is yet to attain puberty, that is, who has not yet started her period.
For menopause women, the waiting time for divorce is three months, same for women who are yet to menstruate (i.e., a Muslim man can have sex with a girl who has not yet started menstruating–a child-girl); for the pregnant women, the waiting time is until she delivers the child...65:4-5
Allah’s messenger, Muhammad did just this. He married a little girl, Aisha, his friend Abu Bakr’s daughter when she was merely six years old. Muhammad then had sex with her when she turned nine. In recent times much has been written about this child-bride of Muhammad. I shall just cite a few ahadith on Allah’s permission to marry a child-girl.
Khadijah died three years before Muhammad went to Medina; he then married Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she turned nine...(Sahih Bukhari, 5.58.236)
Muhammad married Aisha when she was six and she went to live with Muhammad when she was nine. Aisha’s mother prepared Aisha to live with Muhammad… (Sahih Muslim, 8.3309, 3310)
Muhammad even wanted to marry a crawling baby-girl. Let us read what ibn Ishaq, the most authentic biographer of Muhammad wrote about this.
(Suhayli, ii.79: In the riwaya of Yunus I. I recorded that the apostle saw her (Ummu’l–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’l-Asad al-Makhzumi married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubaba… (ibn Ishaq, 2001, p. 311).
Here are a few ahadith that tell us how Muhammad used to fondle a child-girl Aisha. This is Allah’s permission to sexually molest a little girl—about nine or ten years old.
During her period Muhammad used to fondle Aisha in bath … (Sahih Bukhari, 1.6.298)
Muhammad put his cheek and chest in between the naked thighs of a menstruating Aisha... (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0270)
Allah will not look at those who trail their garments
Allah does not like people who dress in a royal manner.
Muhammad possessed deep hatred for all rulers and so does Allah. He even hated the manners in which they dressed, so much so, that anyone who dressed in the fashion of a king Muhammad cursed him. Here is a hadith from Sunaan Abu Dawud.
If anyone trails his garment arrogantly Allah will not look at him on the Resurrection Day… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.32.4074).
This hadith is not available online. So let me quote it from the print version of Sunaan Abu Dawud.
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol.iii, Hadith number 4074:
Ibn ‘Umar reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone trails his garment arrogantly, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection. Then Abu Bakr said: One of the sides of my lower garment trails, but still I remain careful about it. He said: You are not of those who do so conceitedly.
Allah loves to terrorize infidels
We should not be surprised at Allah’s absolute love for the Islamist terrorists and plunderers. The contemporary history confirms what many historians and critics of Islam had been writing for many years. Most of the world ignored the truth—blaming those writers as Islamphobes at best and Islam bashers at worst. But look, what a strange twist of events. The occurrences of 9/11, 7/7, Madrid, Islamist hostage takings, Islamic beheadings…all these incidents just point a single truth—that those writers had been correct all along. During the last four years, after the Islamist terrorists’ perpetration of mayhem all around the globe, many articles have been composed, mostly in the Internet, to tell with firm conviction that if ever Allah liked a single act most dearly it is the act of Islamic terror, suicide bombings and the killing of innocent citizens (see Islamic beheading here and other Islamic barbarism here). Here are three verses from the Qur’an which unashamedly promise great booty for participating in Islamic terrorism.
Allah casts terror in the hearts of unbelievers; they will reside in hell...3:151
Go forth to fight alone or in parties all together (Islamist terrorists in Bangladesh, like Jamiatul Mujahidin use this verse to justify their terror actions)...4:71
Strike terror in the hearts of the unbelievers; smite the unbelievers at their necks (i.e. behead the non-Muslims) and cut off their fingers...8:12
Allah loves bad breath of Muslims
Allah loves unhygienic Muslims. Allah has special favour for those Muslims who fast and resort to unhygienic oral health, that is: they do not brush teeth during fasting hour. Allah considers the foul smell emanating from such fasting believers as the smell of best perfume on earth. The smellier the breath, the more powerful the perfume is, believe it or not. This might explain why most Islamic Paradises have such enormous health and hygiene problems. It is Allah’s wish that the ardent Muslims must resort to unhygienic oral practices. Let us read the following hadith from Sahih Bukhari.
The smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better to Allah than the smell of musk… (Sahih Bukhari, 7.72.811).
Volume 7, Book 72, Number 811: Narrated Abu Huraira :
The Prophet said, "(Allah said), 'Every good deed of Adam's son is for him except fasting; it is for Me. and I shall reward (the fasting person) for it.' Verily, the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better to Allah than the smell of musk."
Allah loves to see His believers (Muslims) fall ill and suffer torment, except when the Muslims kill non-Muslims
Earlier, we noted that Allah loves to frighten and torment the believers. One of the methods by which Allah inflicts torment to the believers is through disease, ill health, poor nutrition and what not. Have a look at the television programs depicting hungry, malnourished, skeletal, diseased children and adults. In almost all cases they will be from such Islamic Paradises as: Mali, Mauritania, Sudan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan—virtually all the Muslim or Muslim- majority countries save a few oil-reach Arab nations. We should not be surprised at this. Please read the following ahadith where Allah glorifies disease, murrains, pestilence, malnutrition, draught and poverty. These scourges of humanity are Allah’s blessings on His ardent believers.
Allah may test believers by afflicting them with leprosy, baldness and blindness… (Sahih Muslim, 42.7071)
Let us read another lengthy hadith from Sunaan Abu Dawud:
Allah likes illness; He expiates sins through illness (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.20.2083).
Commenting on this hadith, the translator of Sunaan Abu Dawud admits that Allah does, indeed like illness and disease. Let us read his comment.
Allah is so kind to
Muslims that He remits their sins by their illness. The Prophet
(may peace be upon him) has pointed out that a Muslim should bear
illness cheerfully. It serves as atonement for his sins (Hasan,
2001, vol. ii,
p. 879, foot note 2557).
We may be surprised that Allah has a condition by which He might let a Muslim recover from His affliction of illness. The requirement is that the recovered person should go and kill non-Muslims. We might find this impossible to believe. But here it is, in writing. Let us read this hadith from Sunaan Abu Dawud.
Book 20, Number 3101: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man comes to visit a sick person, he should say: O Allah, cure Thy servant, who may then wreak havoc on an enemy for Thy sake, or walk at a funeral for Thy sake.
As usual, the translator of Sunaan Abu Dawud, in a foot note completely agrees with Allah, that one should pray for a Muslim to recover from illness so that he is ready to destroy non-Muslims (Ibid, p.884, foot note 2571).
Allah curses poets except those who praise Him and Muhammad
Allah’s great dislike for poets should not surprise us. We read before that Muhammad could not answer the Arab poets who composed better verses than Muhammad’s Qur’an. As a result of such calumnies from those insolent poets, Allah too was angry with them. Along with Muhammad, Allah cursed the poets and their poems. Here are some verses from the Qur’an to demonstrate Allah’s boundless ire, reserved especially for the poets who dared to challenge Muhammad.
Poets are evils; those who follow poets are in error; they are
mischievous and do not practice what they preach…26:224–226
YUSUFALI: And the Poets,- It is those straying in Evil, who follow them [026.224]
YUSUFALI: Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley?- [026.225]
YUSUFALI: And that they say what they practise not? [026.226]
But Allah also practices double standard. Frustrated with his feeble response to the giant Pagan poets of those days, Muhammad hastened to commission a poet, Hasan b. Thabit to compose poetry for Allah. This pleased Allah so much that He quickly sent down from sky a revelation approving Muhammad’s appointment of poets to lambaste the Arab bards. Mind you, Allah’s poets must have a deep hatred and vengeance towards the infidels. Only and only then Allah will like them. Mere composition of liturgy for Allah’s praise is not enough; the Islamic poets must compose poems declaring their deep hatred for the non-Muslims.
Those poets who are believers, who fear Allah and are revengeful towards the unbelievers, are liked by Allah…26:227
YUSUFALI: Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked. And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take! [026.227]
Allah likes the Arabian people; He sent Qur’an to them
Islam claims to be a universal religion. But is it really so? The following verse tells us that Allah sent Muhammad exclusively to the Arabs. It was because Allah claims that before Muhammad no Prophet was sent to the Arabs. Thus, with so much love in mind for the Arabs, Allah sent down Muhammad as a mercy to them.
Let us read verse 32:3
The Qur’an is not forged; it is a warner to people who had no apostle before Muhammad (that is, Qur’an is for the people of Arabian Peninsula)...32:3
YUSUFALI: Or do they say, "He has forged it"? Nay, it is the Truth from thy Lord, that thou mayest admonish a people to whom no warner has come before thee: in order that they may receive guidance. [032.003]
Thus, the Qur’an, strictly speaking, is only for the people of Arabian Peninsula, if we are to believe Allah’s words.
Allah loves to curse the Jews and the Christians
With so much daily hatred aired in television news, this should
not surprise anyone. We witness, almost on a daily basis, how
Allah’s soldiers (Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, al–Qaeda,
Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaishe Muhammad and so on) spits out venom
towards all the Kafirs, especially the Jews and the Christians.
Each and every failure in the Islamic world is ascribed to the
deep conspiracy of the Zionists and the infidels. The Islamic
world pretends, as if the non-Muslim world owes them a living. One
might assume that once the
un-Islamic world heeds to all the demands of the Islamic world, the unbound rage of Islam will subside. We must perish this thought, for the limitless Islamic hatred is for eternity. Even when the infidels accede to all the demands and satisfy all the hunger of the Islamic world the hatred will not go away. Here are the reasons. Please refer to the Qur’an where Allah terms the Jews and infidels as pigs, monkeys (5:60) and worse than cattle and animals (24:44).
Here are a few ahadith which express Allah’s unremitting hatred for the Kafirs, especially for the Jews and the Christians.
Muhammad requested Allah to curse the Jews and the Christians because they built places of worship at the graves of their Prophets… (Sahih Bukhari, 1.8.427, 428)
Volume 1, Book 8, Number 427: Narrated 'Aisha and 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas:
When the last moment of the life of Allah's Apostle came he started putting his 'Khamisa' on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, "May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets." The Prophet was warning (Muslims) of what those had done.
The Jews and the Christians used to pray Asr prayer but Allah gave them less rewards than the Muslims … (Sahih Bukhari, 1.10.532)
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 532: Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah:
My father said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'The period of your stay as compared to the previous nations is like the period equal to the time between the 'Asr prayer and sunset. The people of the Torah were given the Torah and they acted (upon it) till mid-day then they were exhausted and were given one Qirat (of gold) each. And then the people of the Gospel were given the Gospel and they acted (upon it) till the 'Asr prayer then they were exhausted and were! given one Qirat each. And then we were given the Qur'an and we acted (upon it) till sunset and we were given two Qirats each. On that the people of both the scriptures said, 'O our Lord! You have given them two Qirats and given us one Qirat, though we have worked more than they.' Allah said, 'Have I usurped some of your right?' They said, 'No.' Allah said: "That is my blessing I bestow upon whomsoever I wish."
Allah likes dirty feet and unkempt hair
If we are perturbed at Allah’s fascination for bad breath, poverty, illness, disease, torment and illiteracy, we should not be taken aback that Allah loves dirty Muslims. In fact, He has reserved His unlimited blessing and mercy for those Muslims who have dirty feet and dishevelled hair. The dustier the feet the better they are—Paradise is guaranteed.
If feet are covered with dust for Allah's cause then Allah will them from hell-fire... (Sahih Bukhari, 2.13.30)
Volume 2, Book 13, Number 30: Narrated Abu 'Abs:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Anyone whose feet are covered with dust in Allah's cause, shall be saved by Allah from the Hell-Fire."
Allah loves dirty, dusty feet, dishevelled hair, beggars and mendicants. A visit to any Islamic country will confirm this. Pay a visit to an Islamic Paradises, like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria or Mauritania and you will be amazed at the number of beggars who are engaged in this profession for the sake of Allah. Let us see why this is so. We will read the following hadith.
Allah loves people with dishevelled hair who are driven away from door… (Sahih Muslim, 40.6836)
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Many a people with dishevelled hair are driven away from the door (but they are so pious) that if they are to swear in the name of Allah, He would definitely fulfil that.
While reading the above hadith please ignore the comment inside brackets. Embarrassed, the translator has introduced them.
Even Allah’s courier, Gabriel, had a dirty, dusty head. Aisha confirmed this. The eminent Islamist historian, Baladhuri writes:
Gabriel appears to Prophet. ‘Abd-al-Wahid ibn Ghiyath from ‘Aishah: When the Prophet was done with the battle of al-Ahzab, he went into the wash-room in order to wash. There Gabriel appeared to him and said, “Muhammad, thou hast laid down thy arms; but we have not yet. Hasten against he banu‑Kuraizah.” ‘Aishah upon this said to the Prophet: “O Prophet of Allah, I have seen him [Gabriel] through a hole in the door with the dust around his head! (Baladhuri, 2002, p. 40).”
Allah likes Muslims with long, hanging hair
Yes, that’s right. Why should Allah like such hippy–fashioned, rock–style singer-like performers? It is because Muhammad kept long hair. Muhammad loved to copy the biblical Prophets—in all aspects of them. He even copied their hair-styles, especially the hair-style of Moses. See Muhammad’s pictures here.
Let us read these two ahadith.
Muhammad used to copy the people of the scriptures with hanging hairs.... (Sahih Bukhari, 4.56.758)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 758: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle used to let his hair hang down while the infidels used to part their hair. The people of the Scriptures were used to letting their hair hang down and Allah's Apostle liked to follow the people of the Scriptures in the matters about which he was not instructed otherwise. Then Allah's Apostle parted his hair.
Muhammad used to copy the people of the scriptures in matters where there was no order from Allah... (Sahih Bukhari, 7.72.799)
Volume 7, Book 72, Number 799: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet used to copy the people of the Scriptures in matters in which there was no order from Allah. The people of the Scripture used to let their hair hang down while the Pagans used to part their hair. So the Prophet let his hair hang down first, but later on he parted it.
Allah loves to behead and burn people
Allah’s method of killing people is either by burning or by beheading. This should not surprise us as we watch in television how Allah’s minions are beheading hostages in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Muhammad ordered to kill someone and not to burn him because only Allah punishes with fire… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.52.259)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 259: Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle sent us in a mission (i.e. an army-unit) and said, "If you find so-and-so and so-and-so, burn both of them with fire." When we intended to depart, Allah's Apostle said, "I have ordered you to burn so-and-so and so-and-so, and it is none but Allah Who punishes with fire, so, if you find them, kill them."
Even Baladhuri confirms that Allah likes beheading. And as the head is severed from the neck, a good Muslim should shout ‘Allahu Akbar’. Allah loves those Muslims who behead infidels in this manner.
Allah likes beheading—Kais cut off the head of al-Aswad and shouted ‘Allah is great’ (Baladhuri, 2002, p. 161]
See Islamic beheading here.
Allah loves to kill apostates; He is scared of them
This item should be no news at all. With the apostasy case of Abdur Rahman in Afghanistan, the world has learnt more about ‘peaceful Islam’ than hundreds of years of pen–pushing by the secularist writers about the dreadful, draconian and utterly inhumane provision in Islam–to kill whoever leaves Islam. Embarrassed by this world-wide condemnation of such inhuman provision in the ‘religion of tolerance’, the western-resident, western–educated, so-called moderate Muslims are now in the damage control business. They are crying: Islam is peaceful Islam is tolerant, no compulsion in religion…so on, so forth.
Truly, there could be no hypocrisy greater than the game played by these Islamist apologists. Please be assured that their tune will change, 180 degrees, when they visit an Islamic Paradise or when they return to their Islamic homeland. Because, in their Islamic home countries they will be in trouble with Islamic authorities for propagating such a peaceful misdemeanour of Islam. We can challenge them to face those clerics and Sharia law-makers in the Islamic countries. These Islamists, by living in the security of infidel territories, take full advantage of the secular laws and freedom of expression to play the hide-and-seek game with Islam.
Below, I have summarised a few verses from the Qur’an which clearly call for the murder of the deserters of Islam:
Seize and slay the renegades (i.e., apostates) wherever you find them (death for the apostates as per Baydawi; ref. Leaving Islam, p. 17, as per the translator of Noble Qur’an kill those who reject Islam after accepting it)...4:89
If the enemies violate their oaths (i.e., if they apostatize or do not accept Islam) and taunt the faith then fight them (i.e., death for the apostates as per Maudoodi; ref. Leaving Islam, p. 18)...9:12
Covenant with Allah must be honoured; deserters (apostates) cannot escape death or being killed (death for the apostates)...33:15-16
Allah curses the hypocrites, diseased hearts; they are not able to stay as Muhammad's neighbour; wherever they are found they will be seized and slain mercilessly (i.e., kill the apostates and the hypocrites) …33:60-61
There is a terrible penalty for those who dispute about Allah after accepting Islam (apostates)...42:16
And here are a few ahadith on how apostasy against Islam was treated during Muhammad’s time.
Muhammad ordered to kill the apostates; if somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him’) …4.52.260
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 260: Narrated Ikrima:
Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn 'Abbas, who said, "Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, 'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.' No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.' "
Khalid killed some apostates and ordered those taken as captives to be killed too... (Sahih Bukhari, 5.59.628).
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 628: Narrated Salim's father:
The Prophet sent Khalid bin Al-Walid to the tribe of Jadhima and Khalid invited them to Islam but they could not express themselves by saying, "Aslamna (i.e. we have embraced Islam)," but they started saying "Saba'na! Saba'na (i.e. we have come out of one religion to another)." Khalid kept on killing (some of) them and taking (some of) them as captives and gave every one of us his Captive. When there came the day then Khalid ordered that each man (i.e. Muslim soldier) should kill his captive, I said, "By Allah, I will not kill my captive, and none of my companions will kill his captive." When we reached the Prophet, we mentioned to him the whole story. On that, the Prophet raised both his hands and said twice, "O Allah! I am free from what Khalid has done."
An apostate was killed for no reason (long hadith, click to read)... (Sahih Bukhari, 5.59.630).
M'uadh would not sit down until the apostate was killed (long hadith, click the link)... (Sahih Bukhari, 9.84.58)
Whoever changed his Islamic religion must be killed... (Sahih Bukhari, 9.84.57)
Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57: Narrated 'Ikrima:
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to 'Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn 'Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Apostle forbade it, saying, 'Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire).' I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Apostle, 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'"
Allah loves pebbles and stones, especially odd numbers of them; they are His mercy
We read in a previous section that during his pilgrimage to Mecca, how passionately Muhammad had kissed the Black Stone of Ka’ba. This was done because Muhammad ardently believed that Allah is represented by the stone of Ka’ba. Muhammad’s fascination for stones and pebbles was unbound. He even recommended using stone after defecating. To Muhammad, pebbles are mercy from Allah. He even forbade the worshippers to remove pebbles from mosques. Here are two ahadith demonstrating Allah’s love for stones and pebbles.
Do not remove pebbles while praying; pebbles are mercy of Allah... (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.0945)
Book 3, Number 0945:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you gets up to pray, he must not remove pebbles, for mercy is facing him.
The above hadith tells us that Allah, truly, is represented by pebbles.
But Muhammad did not hesitate to tell his people to use stone to cleanse their private parts. This must reflect on the dual character of Allah/Muhammad.
Use odd number of stones to clean your private parts... (Sahih Bukhari, 1. 4.162)
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 162:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Whoever performs ablution should clean his nose with water by putting the water in it and then blowing it out, and whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do it with odd number of stones."
Use odd number of stones to clean private parts as well as casting pebbles at the Jamras… (Sahih Muslim, 7.2982)
In ibn Majah we read that Allah does love odd numbers. Here is a hadith on this
Allah loves odd numbers.
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. v, Hadith number 3861:
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Allah has ninety–nine names, one hundred but one. Verily He is Odd (in number i.e. One) and loves odd number. He who commits them to memory enters the Heaven; and these are (note: the names of Allah are then listed: the italics and the underline words are mine).
Allah loves to inflict cruelty to animals and shed their blood.
Islamic ritual to slaughter animal for their meat is mind-boggling, if not outright disgusting and cruel. Every year, hundreds and thousands of animals (camels, cows, and sheep) are slaughtered for no reason other than securing Allah’s love and blessing. Non-Muslims will never understand why such unneeded shedding of animal-blood is necessary. Here I am quoting two ahadith which tell us that Allah do, indeed, love the blood of sacrificial animals.
Allah loves most the animal slaughtered during hajj… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.10.1761)
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol. ii, Book 10, Hadith Number 1761:
‘Abd Allah b. Quri reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: The greatest day in Allah’s sight is the day of sacrifice and next the day of resting which Isa said on the authority of Thawr is the second day. Five or six sacrificial camels were brought to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and they began to draw near to see which he would sacrifice first. When they fell down dead, he said something in a low voice, which I could not catch. So I asked: What did he say? He was told that he had said: Anyone who wants can cut of his piece.
Killing animal during hajj is the most excellent… (Ibn Majah, 4.2924)
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. iv, Hadith Number 2924:
Abu Bakr as–Siddiq (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was questioned, “Which of deeds is the most excellent?” He said, “Raising voice in talbiya and slaughtering sacrificial animals.
Torture a camel before slaughter… (Ibn Majah, 4.3097).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. IV, Hadith Number 3097:
Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) made a mark on a camel or cow destined for sacrifice at Makka in the right side of the hump and removed the blood from it.
And ‘Ali (Allah be pleased with him) said in the hadith transmitted by him: (He did so) in Dhul-Hulaifa and put on two sandals around (camel’s neck).
The translator of Ibn Majah, Muhammad Tufail Ansari, commenting on this hadith writes the following note:
Ash’ara means: he slain (sic), killed. Here it means: He marked a beast destined for sacrifice at Makkah by stabbing in the right side of its hump so that blood flowed from it in order that it might be known to be destined for sacrifice (Ansari, 2003, p. 333, foot note 1).
After slaughter dip sandals in animal’s blood…(Ibn Majah, 4.3106).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. IV, Hadith Number 3106:
Najiyat ul-Khuza’I (Allah be pleased him) ‘Amr in his hadith said: He was the keeper of the animal of sacrifice of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said, “I asked Allah’s Messenger, what should I do with the animal of sacrifice some part of which is destroyed?” He replied, “Slaughter it and dip its sandal (hanging around its neck) in its blood, strike its side and leave it among the people so that they may eat it.”
Blood of animal is very dear to Allah… (Ibn Majah, 4.3126).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. iv, Hadith Number 3126:
‘Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported to have said that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Adam’s son does not do a deed on the Day of Nahr which is dearer to Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, than the shedding of blood and it (the sacrifice) will come on the Day of Resurrection with its horns, cloven hoofs and hair and the blood gets a rank from Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, before it falls on the ground, so please the soul with it.
Muhammad Tufail Ansari, the translator of Sunaan Ibn Majah writes that the meaning of Nahr is slaughtering the camels or other animals or shedding of blood; Nahr is done by cutting carotid artery at the root of the neck. (Ibid, p. 351, foot note 2).
Slaughter an animal to please Allah…(Ibn Majah, 4.3167).
Sunaan Ibn Majah, Vol. iv, Hadith Number 3167:
Nubaisha is reported to have said, “A man called Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said, “We used to offer ‘atira during Ignorance (sic) in the month of Rajab. What do you command in regard to it?” He said, “Slaughter it for the sake of Allah, the Mighty and Glorious in a month whichever it is; and do good and feed (the needy).” The (audience) said, “Allah’s Messenger, we used to offer fara’a during the Ignorance. What do you command us about it?” He said, “For every grazing animal, there is fara’a which your cattle nourish. When it (is stout enough) to bear the burden, then slaughter it and give its flesh in sadaqa (charity)- I think he said: to the way-farer for it is good.
Allah hates kings
In previous part, we noted that Allah is a King but He dislikes this title for others. The reason for Allah’s dislike for the title ‘King’ is understandable. It was because Muhammad hated kings and rulers. They were potential threats to him. So, even though Allah is the King of kings and has power of all things on the heavens and earth, He still feels threatened by the temporal kings, simply because Muhammad also felt that way.
Let us read this hadith from Sunaan Abu Dawud.
The vilest name to Allah is Malik al-Amlak (king of kings)… (Abu Dawud, 3.41.4943)
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol.iii, Book 41, Hadith Number 4943:
Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet (may peace be upon him) as saying: The vilest in Allah’s sight on the Day of Resurrection will be that of a man Malik a-Amlak (meaning king of kings, foot note 4322). [Note: the italic and underlined text inside the parentheses is mine.]
Abu Dawud said: This tradition has also been transmitted by Shu’aib b. Abi Hamzah from Abi a-Zinad through a different chain of narrators. This version has the words “Akna’ Ismin” (most obscene name) instead of “akhna ismin” (the vilest name).
Allah loves illiteracy and poverty; He hates education and prosperity
Sahih Bukhari tells us that Muhammad was sent as the guardian of the illiterates. Allah loves illiterate people and he hates the educated people. Let us read this hadith.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 335: Narrated Ata bin Yasar:
I met Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As and asked him, "Tell me about the description of Allah's Apostle which is mentioned in Torah (i.e. Old Testament.") He replied, 'Yes. By Allah, he is described in Torah with some of the qualities attributed to him in the Quran as follows:
"O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness (for Allah's True religion) And a giver of glad tidings (to the faithful believers), And a warner (to the unbelievers) And guardian of the illiterates. You are My slave and My messenger (i.e. Apostle). I have named you "Al-Mutawakkil" (who depends upon Allah). You are neither discourteous, harsh Nor a noise-maker in the markets And you do not do evil to those Who do evil to you, but you deal With them with forgiveness and kindness. Allah will not let him (the Prophet) Die till he makes straight the crooked people by making them say: "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah," With which will be opened blind eyes And deaf ears and enveloped hearts."
In fact Allah’s love for illiteracy is so intense that He has promised the first entry to Paradise to the illiterate Muslims and the last entry to the Muslims who are educated.
Let us read the following hadith from IbnMajah.
Sunaan Ibn Majah Vol. v, Hadith Number 4290:
Ibn ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: We are the last umma to (come) and the first umma who will be reckoned. It will be said, “Where is the unlettered umma and its Prophet? We are the last (umma) and the first (umma) to be reckoned and admitted in the Paradise.
According to al-Zawa’id its isnad is sahih and its authorities are reliable. Abu Salam is Musa b. Islamil al-Basri al-Tabudhani
Not only that Allah loves illiteracy, because his most beloved person, Muhammad was illiterate, Allah also loves poverty. He vehemently hates wealth, prosperity and the rich people. Let us read this hadith.
Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0264:
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Malih that Ubaidullah b. Ziyad visited Ma'qil b. Yasar in his illness. Ma'qil said to him: I am narrating to you a hadith which I would have never narrated to you had I not been in death-bed. I heard Allah's apostle (may peace be upon him) say: A ruler who has been entrusted with the affairs of the Muslims but he makes no endeavours (for the material and moral uplift) and does not sincerely mean (their welfare) would not enter Paradise along with them
Commenting on the above hadith the translator of Sahih Muslim writes that Allah hates monarchs, loves the poor (Siddiqi, 2004 vol.i, p. 99, foot note 250).
Imam Ghazali, in his famous book, Ihya’ Ulum al-Din (Revival of Religious Learnings) writes that prayer, a big family and poverty will ensure Paradise (al-Ghazali, 1993, p. 2.28). To promote further admiration of poverty among the Muslims, he writes that Allah and His Prophet praised one who remains satisfied with poverty (ibid, p. 3.181). Ghazali even goes to the extent to exhort Muslims to condemn wealth but praise poverty; poverty is better than wealth, he writes (ibid, p. 3.201).
With such glorifications of poverty and illiteracy, there should be no surprise that most Islamic countries are desperately poor; their population largely illiterate, ill-educated or in many cases un-educated.
Allah does not want to fight by himself but loves those who fight for Him
The holy Qur’an is replete with verses which tell us about the colossal and mighty power of Allah. However, it is surprising, when it comes to fighting the infidels Allah is totally helpless. He is precariously dependent upon human beings to chastise (i.e. to kill) the infidels. Sahih Bukhari tells us that Muhammad exhorted his followers that if they fight for Islam they are, in reality Allah’s soldiers, fighting for Allah.
He who fights for Islam fights for Allah… (Sahih Bukhari, 1.3.125)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume i, Book 3, Number 125: Narrated Abu Musa:
A man came to the Prophet and asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What kind of fighting is in Allah's cause? (I ask this), for some of us fight because of being enraged and angry and some for the sake of his pride and haughtiness." The Prophet raised his head (as the questioner was standing) and said, "He who fights so that Allah's Word (Islam) should be superior, then he fights in Allah's cause."
Allah likes memorization without understanding
Memorization is the forte of Islam. From the very childhood, when Muslim children learn the Qur’an they are forced to memorise the Qur’anic verses, even though they understand nothing of the contents of those verses. This had always been the tradition of Islamic learning—the method of rote learning and memorisation. In reality, Allah really discourages Muslims to use their brains, even when Allah gave them this precious organ.
There are many ahadith where Allah assiduously glorifies memorization and promises the diehard believers the taste of Paradise for simply memorising His many names. Let us read one such hadith.
If you memorize the ninety-nine names of Allah, you will go to Paradise … (Sahih Muslim, 35.6475).
Sahih Muslim, Book 035, Number 6475:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There are ninety-nine names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into Paradise. Verily, Allah is Odd (He is one, and it is an odd number) and He loves odd number. And in the narration of Ibn 'Umar (the words are):" He who enumerated them."
If we thought that the above hadith is outdated then here is a surprise. The eminent Imam of Saudi Arabia, Shaikh ibn Uthaiman issued a fatwa that Allah likes memorisation without understanding. In answering a question he told the questioner the virtue of memorisation. Here is this fatwa:
Question 334: I continually read the Quran but I do not understand its meaning. Will I be rewarded by Allah for that?
Response: The Noble Quran is full of blessings. Allah has said, “[This is] a Book which we have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember” (Sad 29)
A person is rewarded for reciting the Quran regardless of whether he comprehends it or not. But a believer must not recite the Quran without understanding it while he is responsible to apply it. If a person wants to learn medicine, for example, he studies the books of medicine, he will not benefit from them until he understands their meanings and explanations. In fact, he will be very desirous to take advantage of every opportunity to understand their meanings in order to apply them. If that is the case with books like medicine, what must be the case with respect to reading the Book of Allah without thought and understanding of its meaning while it is a cure for what is in the hearts and an admonition for mankind? This is why the Companions would not go beyond ten verses until they understood the meanings of those verses with respect to what they contain of knowledge and how to apply them. A person is rewarded and recompensed for reciting the Quran whether he understands it or not. However, he must be most anxious and use every opportunity to understand its meaning and to take that meaning from the trustworthy scholars, like [studying] the Qur’anic commentaries by ibn Jarir al-Tabari, ibn Katheer and others. (ibn al-Musnad, 1996, p. 362).
In case you are confused: what this Imam is saying is that for most ordinary folks, memorisation of the Qur’an is good enough—understanding is secondary or not necessary at all. Furthermore, he qualifies the comprehension of the Qur’an to the Islamic interpreters only. We must not use our own brain to understand these verses, even though the Qur’an is adamant that it is clear and easy to understand (2:242, 5:15, 19:97, 24:34, 28:1–2)
Allah likes to brand kafirs on their noses.
Here is a verse from the Qur’an which says that Allah will brand the unbelievers on their noses who challenge Him (68:16). Islamically speaking, this will be done to identify the unbelievers on the Day of Judgment.
YUSUFALI: Soon shall We brand (the beast) on the snout! [Q068.016]
The kafirs should note that Allah loves call them beasts.
Allah does not like agriculture; He prefers plundering as His profession
That’s right. If we are wondering why there is so much bloodshed, mayhem, beheading and anarchy in the Islamic world, perhaps the above caption will explain the reason for Islamic bloodletting around the globe. It is quite simple to comprehend Allah’s dislike for an agrarian society: Muhammad and his followers had scanty experience with agricultural production. His livelihood was totally dependent upon raids and plunder.
Let us read the following hadith from Sahih Bukhari to learn about Allah’s great disdain for agriculture and agricultural implements.
Allah does not like agriculture; He prefers jihad and plunder… (Sahih Bukhari, 3.39.514)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume iii, Book 39, Number 514:
Narrated Abu Umama al-Bahili:
I saw some agricultural equipments (sic) and said: "I heard the Prophet saying: "There is no house in which these equipment enters except that Allah will cause humiliation to enter it."
Commenting on the above hadith, Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan, the translator of Sahih Bukhari writes:
This Hadith indicates that the profession of cultivation is often of oppressive humiliation especially under the feudal system. By indulging in this work, one may neglect Jihad in Allah’s Cause and other important Allah’s obligation. It is also said that this Hadith is concerned with those living near the enemies. If they got busy in agriculture and left Jihad , the enemies might overcome and humiliate them. Of course, the Hadith is not to be taken literally. Farming is not undesirable itself but we should beware the results of indulging too much in it (Fath Al–Bari, Vol 5, Page 402) (al-Zubaidi, 1994, p. 505).
Let us now read a few ahadith which say unmistakably that Allah prefers that the Muslims engage in raid and plunder as their principal means of livelihood. Muhammad did this and so it is almost compulsory for all Muslims.
That, the major means of livelihood for the Muslims in Medina was from the proceeds of plunder and the forced Jizya tax on non-Muslims, can be confirmed from the following Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 388:
Narrated Juwairiya bin Qudama At-Tamimi:
We said to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, O Chief of the believers! Advise us." He said, "I advise you to fulfil Allah's Convention (made with the Dhimmis) as it is the convention of your Prophet and the source of the livelihood of your dependents (i.e. the taxes from the Dhimmis.)."
[Please note that this Hadith has been removed by the compiler from the summarised Translated (by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan) version of Sahih Al-Bukhari. However this Hadith is available in the Internet version of Translation of Sahih Al-Bukhari]
How did Muhammad earn his living in Medina? What job did he do? In what occupation was he employed? What business was he involved in? All these questions remain unanswered. Except for the following Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, all the Sunna, the Sahih Ahadith, the Sirah (biography) never mention of any form of acceptable and/or dignified profession/occupation that Muhammad engaged in to support himself and his retinue of ever increasing number of wives and concubines: Here is that incredible Hadith:
EXACT QUOTE AND FOOTNOTE, VOL-IV (88) CHAPTER.
Narrated Ibn 'Umar that the Prophet (SA) said, "My livelihood is under the shade of my spear,(1) and he who disobeys my orders will be humiliated by paying Jizya"
Footnote:- (1) "Under the shade of my spear" means "from war booty".
That’s right, Muhammad, the messenger of
Allah earned his livelihood by plunder; the above hadith is
very clear on this. Please note that this hadith has been
carefully removed from the Internet version of Sahih Bukhari.
hard-to-believe hadith can only be found in the original print version of the Translation of Sahih Bukhari by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan. [Ref: The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari, Arabic-English, Vol.IV (page 104) by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Islamic University—Al-Medina Al-Munauwara] Please consult the reference provided if you have doubt. It is also interesting to note that in the footnote the translator explains the meaning of ‘spear’ as ‘booty’.
Here is another hadith, also from Sahih Bukhari, which says that Allah made Muhammad rich through war and conquest (booty from raid and plunder).
Sahih Bukhari Volume iii, Book 37, Number 495: Narrated Abu Huraira:
Whenever a dead man in debt was brought to Allah's Apostle he would ask, "Has he left anything to repay his debt?" If he was informed that he had left something to repay his debts, he would offer his funeral prayer, otherwise he would tell the Muslims to offer their friend's funeral prayer. When Allah made the Prophet wealthy through conquests, he said, "I am more rightful than other believers to be the guardian of the believers, so if a Muslim dies while in debt, I am responsible for the repayment of his debt, and whoever leaves wealth (after his death) it will belong to his heirs. "
Allah loves Muslims who, ignoring the sensitivity of their wives engages in sex with their sex-slaves
I shall finish this prolix part by quoting the following verse from the Qur’an. Please note that Allah sent down this verse when Muhammad took in the quarter of his wife Hafsah his sex-slave, Mariah. He was caught red-handed right in the bed of Hafsah while having sex with this vivacious sex-slave (Mariah). A furious Hafshah forced Muhammad to apologise to her with the promise that he will never sleep with Mariah again. However, Allah was not pleased with Muhammad’s decision. So Allah quickly admonished Muhammad for refraining himself from the enjoyment which he had made absolutely halal for him (i. e. to have sex with his concubines whenever and wherever he wished). Allah even permitted Muhammad to negate on his pledge to his wives (in this case Hafsah and Aisha).
YUSUFALI: O Prophet! Why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee? Thou seekest to please thy consorts. But Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Q 066.001]
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Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. He has contributed in Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad Critical Voices from Inside. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of four e-Books: In the Name of Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. He can be contacted at [email protected].