24 Aug, 2006
Allah Approves telling lies, Scared of Idolater, Terrorize Infidels, Sadist, Stingy to Slaves, Tough in Forgiving, Kills Homosexuals, Loves Apostate Killers, Like Spend for Him, Happy with Muslim Committing Sins, Hates Worldliness, Gets Angry, Dislikes laughing, Likes Cursing, Plotting & Avenging, Angry if Muhammad Offended, Likes Hijab, Judges People by Name, Has Jealousy.
In part–3 of this essay we read about Allah’s likes and dislikes. Truly, the list of Allah’s beloved and hateful objects and practices is limitless. An entire book will not be enough to cull them and describe them. Never the less, we had the glimpse of a short‑hand version of those likes and dislikes of Allah. Let us not be surprised to note that Allah’s experience is quite similar to human taste, temper, emotion, sentiment and psychology. In this part (part–5) we are going to witness more of Allah’s human‑like nature—so much so, that the readers might be wondering whether they are reading the biography of a human being or not, except that the name of this human being is Allah. Let us proceed to learn about many other idiosyncrasies of Allah
Allah approves telling lies
Muslim scholars will tell us that in Islam telling lies is a serious crime/sin. A Muslim must always be sincere and truthful in whatever he says and does. Based on this assumption, we could never expect the last and the best Prophet of Allah (Muhammad) to unabashedly tell lies or to fervently incite other Muslims to gleefully resort to lies and deception. No Muslim could ever contemplate that Muhammad would had ever denied that He was sent by Allah as His messenger. But wait, Muhammad did exactly that. During the signing of Hudaibiya treaty, the Quraysh insisted that Muhammad erase the title of his name he put in the draft, ‘Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah’. Instead, the Quraysh delegate insisted that his title should read as ‘Muhammad, son of Abdallah’. Muhammad’s comrades, Ali, Umar, Uthman and others vehemently objected to comply with such an odious demand from the despicable Meccan idolaters. But Muhammad coolly agreed with the pagan demand and asked Ali, who drafted the treaty, to point to him the location in the document of his title, ‘Messenger of Allah’. When Ali duly complied with that request, Muhammad unhesitatingly wiped off his title, ‘Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah’. To many of his diehard jihadists, this amounted telling the untruth. In fact, Umar was so disgusted with Muhammad’s lie (or deception) that he even thought of leaving Islam. He (Umar) was so angry that he flatly asked Muhammad if he (Muhammad) still doubted his Apostleship of Allah. Without providing any satisfactory answer Muhammad simply kept quiet and smirked. Thus, if one accepts that Muhammad was indeed the messenger of Allah, then Muhammad had simply lied to the Quraysh. Alternatively, if he was really a pretender, then he must had been telling lies throughout his missionary period.
Let us read this authentic hadith from Sahih Bukhari on Muhammad’s attempt to tell lies—presumably with Allah’s permission.
Narrated Al-Bara bin 'Azib:
When Allah's Apostle concluded a peace treaty with the people of Hudaibiya, Ali bin Abu Talib wrote the document and he mentioned in it, "Muhammad, Allah's Apostle." The pagans said, "Don't write: 'Muhammad, Allah's Apostle', for if you were an apostle we would not fight with you." Allah's Apostle asked Ali to rub it out, but Ali said, "I will not be the person to rub it out." Allah's Apostle rubbed it out and made peace with them on the condition that the Prophet and his companions would enter Mecca and stay there for three days, and that they would enter with their weapons in cases.
If a diehard believer is perturbed reading the above hadith, then here is more shocking news for him. The Sharia law permits a Muslim to tell lies if and when necessary—for the sake of Islam.
Here is a law from the Shafii School of jurisprudence.
“Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible” (al-Misri, 1999, p. 745).
When it comes to, war, murder, assassination, plunder and theft, Allah loves those Muslims who will resort to deliberate lies and deceptions. This was what Muhammad did. When a professional killer agreed to murder, upon Muhammad’s request, the Jewish poet K’ab b. al-Ashraf, he (the killer) was a bit hesitant as he had to resort to lies and deception to accomplish his mission. Muhammad, without any compunction allowed the assassin to resort to lies and deception to kill Ka’b b. al–Ashraf.
Let us read the following hadith to gauge the limit of fraud Allah would allow His dearest prophet to kill his intellectual critics.
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).”The Prophet said, "You may say it." Then Muhammad bin Maslama went to Ka’b and said, "That man (i.e. Muhammad demands Sadaqa (i.e. Zakat)) from us, and he has troubled us, and I have come to borrow something from you." On that, Kab said, "By Allah, you will get tired of him!" Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Now as we have followed him, we do not want to leave him unless and until we see how his end is going to be. Now we want you to lend us a camel load or two of food." (Some difference between narrators about a camel load or two.) Kab said, "Yes, (I will lend you), but you should mortgage something to me." Muhammad bin Maslama and his companion said, "What do you want?" Ka'b replied, "Mortgage your women to me." They said, "How can we mortgage our women to you and you are the most handsome of the 'Arabs?" Ka'b said, "Then mortgage your sons to me." They said, "How can we mortgage our sons to you? Later they would be abused by the people's saying that so-and-so has been mortgaged for a camel load of food. That would cause us great disgrace, but we will mortgage our arms to you." Muhammad bin Maslama and his companion promised Kab that Muhammad would return to him. He came to Kab at night along with Kab's foster brother, Abu Na'ila. Kab invited them to come into his fort, and then he went down to them. His wife asked him, "Where are you going at this time?" Kab replied, "None but Muhammad bin Maslama and my (foster) brother Abu Na'ila have come." His wife said, "I hear a voice as if dropping blood is from him, (sic)Ka'b said.”They are none but my brother Muhammad bin Maslama and my foster brother Abu Naila. A generous man should respond to a call at night even if invited to be killed." Muhammad bin Maslama went with two men. (Some narrators mention the men as 'Abu bin Jabr. Al Harith bin Aus and Abbad bin Bishr). So Muhammad bin Maslama went in together with two men, and said to them, "When Ka'b comes, I will touch his hair and smell it, and when you see that I have got hold of his head, strip him. I will let you smell his head." Kab bin Al-Ashraf came down to them wrapped in his clothes, and diffusing perfume. Muhammad bin Maslama said. “Have never smelt a better scent than this.” Ka'b replied. "I have got the best 'Arab women who know how to use the high class of perfume." Muhammad bin Maslama requested Ka'b "Will you allow me to smell your head?" Ka'b said, "Yes." Muhammad smelt it and made his companions smell it as well. Then he requested Ka'b again, "Will you let me (smell your head)?" Ka'b said, "Yes." When Muhammad got a strong hold of him, he said (to his companions), "Get at him!" So they killed him and went to the Prophet and informed him. (Abu Rafi) was killed after Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf."
But Allah is not that stupid to allow unfettered lies lest they backfire on Him and on Muhammad. That is why he forbade Muslims to tell lies against Muhammad. Here is a hadith from Sahih Bukhari which warns believers of hell-fire should they dare to lie against Muhammad (Sahih Bukhari, 1.3.106, 107, 108).
The Prophet said, "Do not tell a lie against me for whoever tells
a lie against me (intentionally) then he will surely enter the
When Muhammad was weak, Allah was scared of the idolaters
When Muhammad started out as a professional prophet of Allah, Allah was not fully ready to combat the despicable Meccan pagans who often embarrassed Muhammad with pertinent questions about his claim of Allah’s apostleship. The all-powerful, all-knowing, almighty Allah was actually quite helpless in confronting the barrage of questions that those contemptible idolaters posed to Muhammad. Truly, at this stage Allah was scared of them. He advised Muhammad to maintain a conciliatory and amicable demure when confronting those Meccans. Allah told Muhammad not to curse or insult the idols of the polytheists lest the idolaters, in retaliation, blaspheme and curse Allah (6:108). Allah remained frightful of those Meccan idolaters. In fact, Allah was so much in fear of retaliation from the Meccan unbelievers that He advised Muhammad and his myopic number of followers to forgive the unbelievers (45:14). Allah then assured His Apostle that He would decide on their punishment and/or reward.
Let us read these two important verses.
YUSUFALI: Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they return to their Lord, and We shall then tell them the truth of all that they did.
YUSUFALI: Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not look forward to the Days of Allah: It is for Him to recompense (for good or ill) each People according to what they have earned.
As expected, when Muhammad migrated to Medina, gathered his army of bandits and profligates, Allah felt militarily strong enough to abandon those two verses. Such is the claim by many Islamist scholars. They contend that those verses have been abrogated by verses such as 9:5 and 9:36.
The bottom line
is: Allah was weak when Muhammad was weak; Allah became powerful
when Muhammad became strong militarily—Allah’s strength was
totally dependent on Muhammad’s raw muscle power.
Allah loves to frighten and terrorize infidels; Allah is a terrorist
As told previously, Allah loves to torment the infidels with sickness, murrain, ill‑fortune, pestilence, hurricane, violent storm, earthquake and what not. As if this is not enough, Allah sets them to the intense torture of terror. In fact, Allah is some kind of a dreadful terrorist, such as Osama b. Ladin or Musab al–Zarqawi.
In the Qur’an (17:60) we read that Allah showed Muhammad a vision of ordeal of mankind and the accursed tree (Zaqquum); it was to put terror in the minds of people (unbelievers).
Let us read the verse.
YUSUFALI: Behold! We told thee that thy Lord doth encompass mankind round about: We granted the vision which We showed thee, but as a trial for men,- as also the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an: We put terror (and warning) into them, but it only increases their inordinate transgression!
In Sunaan ibn Majah we read that Allah demands fear from us.
Sunaan ibn Majah is not available online, so I shall quote from the print version of it.
Sunaan ibn Majah Vol. v, Hadith Number 4299
Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) read out (or recited) this verse: “He is the fount of fear. He is the fount of Mercy (74:56).” Then he said, “Allah, the Mighty and Glorious has said, “I deserve that I am feared and no other god is appointed with Me. So he who fears that no other god is appointed with Me, then I am competent to forgive him.
Abul–Hasa b. Qattah related to us, who said: Ibrahim b. Nasr related to us; Hudba b. Khalid related to us; Suhail b. Abi Hazm related Thabit to have said on the authority of Anas that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said regarding this verse (74:56), “He is fount of fear. He is the fount of forgiveness.” Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Your Lord says: I deserve to be feared, therefore, associate naught with Me other than I; and I am competent for him who fears to associate with me anything besides Me, to forgive him.”
Allah is particularly interested in committing acts of terror, plunder and murder early in the morning. No wonder then that we note a striking similarity in the timing on perpetration the Islamic terror: many of them were really committed early in the morning, when the infidels are ready to go to work.
Allah also exhorts the jihadists to offer prayers before setting out on a terrorist mission.
Here are a few ahadith which tell us about Allah’s obsession with prayer timing and terror acts. It looks Islamic prayer and acts of terrorism are intertwined—they are simply inseparable.
The best time to go plundering and terror is in the morning…(Tirmidhi, 1086)
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas
The Prophet (peace be upon him) sent Abdullah ibn Rawahah with a detachment and that happened to be on a Friday. His companions set off in the morning, but he decided to stay behind and catch up with them after saying the prayer along with Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him). When he did so he saw him and asked him what had prevented him from going out in the morning with his
companions. He replied, "I wanted to pray along with you and then catch up with them." Whereupon he said, "If you were to contribute all that the earth contains you would not attain the excellence of their going out in the morning."
Tirmidhi transmitted it. (Hadith quoted from ALIM CD ROM)
Pray, then fight, then pray then fight—the wind of victory blows with every prayer offered…(Tirmidhi, 1087)
Narrated an-Nu'man ibn Muqarrin
Qatadah quoted an-Nu'man ibn Muqarrin as saying: "I went on an expedition with Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him), and when dawn came he waited till the sun rose and when it rose he fought. Then when midday came he stopped till the sun passed the meridian and when it had done so he fought till the afternoon, when he stopped till he prayed the afternoon prayer, and then fought." Qatadah
told that it used to be said that the winds of victory blew at that time and the believers made supplication for their armies during their prayer.
Tirmidhi transmitted it. (Hadith quoted from ALIM CD ROM)
In a subsequent
section you will learn more about Allah’s love for Islamic
Allah gets sadistic satisfaction by feeding infidels with the fruit of Zaqqum tree
Here are a few verses which say how much satisfaction Allah derives by feeding the infidels with the bitter fruit of the Zaqqum tree.
Zaqqum, the bitter tree in hell is for the unbelievers…37:62
Allah has made the Zaqqum tree for the unbelievers…37:63
Zaqqum springs out of bottom of hell fire…37:64
Zaqqum fruit stalks are like heads of devils…37:65
Sinners (unbelievers) are to eat the bitter Zaqqum fruit…37:66
The tree of Zaqqum (a bitter fruit) will be the food for the sinners...44:43-44
They will taste tree of Zaqqum (a bitter and pungent tree)...56:52
Allah is stingy in bestowing His bounty to His slaves
Despite so much talk about the unfettered bounty of Allah, we read in the Qur’an that Allah, after all, is not really that rich. He is actually quite miserly and stingy—to say the least. The reason why Allah is stingy with His slaves is also explained in this (42:27) verse. If Allah gives more to all his slaves then there will be more transgression. That is why Allah is very careful in bestowing His bounties (i.e., Allah is stingy).
Let us read this verse.
YUSUFALI: If Allah were to enlarge the provision for His Servants, they would indeed transgress beyond all bounds through the earth; but he sends (it) down in due measure as He pleases. For He is with His Servants Well-acquainted, Watchful.
Allah loves commitment of adultery by His slaves (Muslims)
No crime in Islam is more heinous than adultery or sex between two adults, whether consensual or not. The act of such expression of love is the ultimate depravity, according to Islam. The punishment for engaging in such love‑act is also extremely harsh and barbaric—stoning to death (see Islamic stoning to death here). We might expect Allah to be very strict on this dreadful sexual indulgence to prevent his slaves from such extreme harsh punishment. But Allah’s mind is not that simple and easy. Instead of discouraging adultery or fornication, Allah, in reality, encourages his subjects to commit such ‘odious’ act. In fact, Allah proclaims that He has already fixed for a person the act of adultery, so that he could never escape from it.
Let us read the following ahadith to gauge the incredible mind and temperament of Allah.
The act of adultery is destined by Allah; adultery of the eye and the tongue...(Sahih Bukhari, 8.77.609)
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
I did not see anything so resembling minor sins as what Abu Huraira said from the Prophet, who said, "Allah has written for the son of Adam his inevitable share of adultery whether he is aware of it or not: The adultery of the eye is the looking (at something which is sinful to look at), and the adultery of the tongue is to utter (what it is unlawful to utter), and the innerself wishes and longs for (adultery) and the private parts turn that into reality or refrain from submitting to the temptation."
To confuse the ummah further, Allah even proclaims that adultery could be done with look and tongue (quite similar to what the Bible writes!).
Let us read the following hadith from Sahih Muslim.
Allah has fixed the portion of adultery a man would indulge out of necessity; there is the adultery of the look and the tongue … (Sahih Muslim, 33.6421)
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily Allah has fixed the very portion of adultery which a man will indulge in, and which he of necessity must commit. The adultery of the eye is the lustful look, and the adultery of the tongue is the licentious speech, the heart desires and yearns, which the parts may or may not put into effect.
Allah does not forgive so easily
The almighty, omniscient, oft-forgiving, merciful Allah is not that forgiving after all–if we are to read the following verses in the Qur’an.
Verse 9:113 was revealed when Muhammad prayed at the grave of his uncle Abu Talib (Abu Talib had supported Muhammad during his childhood and adult life), to seek forgiveness from Allah for whatever sin he had committed in his life. But the all–merciful, oft‑forgiving Allah was displeased with Muhammad and upbraided him for requesting such a favour for his dear uncle. Allah rudely told Muhammad that He will never forgive his uncle Abu Talib. The reason?—even at his death Abu Talib had steadfastly refused to accept his nephew’s new religion.
Let us read this verse.
YUSUFALI: It is not fitting, for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for forgiveness for Pagans, even though they be of kin, after it is clear to them that they are companions of the Fire. [009.113]
Another verse (28:56) tells Muhammad that he could not guide anyone unless Allah guides that person. This verse also refers to Abu Talib, Muhammad’s beloved uncle and an ardent protector of Muhammad during his troubled times.
YUSUFALI: It is true thou wilt not be able to guide every one, whom thou lovest; but Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance. [028.056]
Ibn Kathir, the foremost exegete of the Qur’an asserts that Allah revealed verse28:56 when Muhammad wanted to pray for forgiveness for his uncle Abu Talib. Other verses which relate to this event are 2:272 and 12:103
Allah did not even forgive Abraham’s father—Allah could be that un-forgiving. Let us read verse 19:47.
YUSUFALI: Abraham said: "Peace be on thee: I will pray to my Lord for thy forgiveness: for He is to me Most Gracious. [019.047]
Allah did not approve Abraham's prayer for the forgiveness for his father because his father was a pagan; so Abraham dissociated himself from his father.
Verse 9:114 explains this peculiar temperament of Allah.
YUSUFALI: And Abraham prayed for his father's forgiveness only because of a promise he had made to him. But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy to Allah, he dissociated himself from him: for Abraham was most tender-hearted, forbearing. [009.114]
The peculiarity of Allah’s mentality knows no bound. He even severely scolded Abraham for committing the mistake to seek forgiveness for his father. Then Allah exhorted: He has divided mankind into two camps—Dar al–Harb (the house of warfare) and Dar al-Islam (the house Islam). Allah then declared a perpetual war against the infidels (non–Muslims). Let us read verse 60:4
YUSUFALI: There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people: "We are clear of you and of whatever ye worship besides Allah: we have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever,- unless ye believe in Allah and Him alone": But not when Abraham said to his father: "I will pray for forgiveness for thee, though I have no power (to get) aught on thy behalf from Allah." (They prayed): "Our Lord! In Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal. [060.004]
Muhammad did pray to Allah to forgive Amina, his mother. But Allah did not forgive her. If we understood the previous verses 9:114 and 60:4 which say that Allah rejected Abraham’s importune for the clemency and mercy for his father, then how could Allah approve Muhammad’s petition to Allah to forgive his mother?
Here is a hadith from Sahih Muslim which tells us that Allah did not even forgave Muhammad’s mother though He permitted Muhammad to visit her grave…(Sahih Muslim, 4.2129, 2130)
Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 2129:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger, (may peace be upon him) as saying: I sought permission to beg forgiveness for my mother, but He did not grant it to me. I sought permission from Him to visit her grave, and He granted it (permission) to me.
Another hadith in Sahih Bukhari confirms verse 9:113 which told us that Allah does not forgive so easily—not even in the case of Abu Talib, Muhammad’s uncle.
Muhammad and the Muslims should not pray for the forgiveness of pagans even though they may be close relatives (9:113); background to this verse is Abu Talib's death (this is a lengthy hadith, read it here: Sahih Bukhari 6.60.295).
The Compassionate, merciful, oft‑forgiving Allah has unbound wrath for the unbelievers (non–Muslims). In verse 47:34, 4:167 Allah sternly commands that He will never forgive them if they die as infidels; instead of forgiveness, Allah will subject them to intense torture and humiliation and throw them in hell to live there permanently. Verses 4:168–169 confirm such a strange mentality of Allah. Fearing that Muhammad might vex Allah for their forgiveness, Allah warned Muhammad that even when he pleads for their forgiveness—seventy times, Allah would not forgive the despicable non–Muslims. Allah advised Muhammad (9:84) not to waste his time seeking Allah’s forgiveness for them. Then Allah declared that He had set very strict conditions to receive His forgiveness (33:35) Please read the following verses to gauge the limit of Allah’s mercy and compassion.
Unbelievers will face torment in place of forgiveness...2:175
Allah will not forgive those who reject faith...4:167
Allah will neither forgive nor guide the disbelievers; Allah will send them to hell to abide there forever…4:168-169
Even if apostle (Muhammad) asks seventy times for the forgiveness of the hypocrites, Allah will not forgive them; so do not ask for their forgiveness...9:80
Men and women are to receive forgiveness from Allah but He has set strict conditions for forgiveness...33:35
Those who die as unbelievers, Allah will never forgive them...47:34
Allah will not forgive the hypocrites even if Muhammad prays for their forgiveness...63:6
The unbelievers will confess their sins but Allah will not forgive them...67:11
Allah forgives His killer apostles but He kills the homosexuals
Allah loves His Apostles who resort to felony and genocide. In many verses of the Qur’an we read this bizarre state of mind of Allah—an obsession to instruct His representative on earth to murder, plunder and commit pogrom. But He has unlimited wrath for those who commit sexual deviation, for example: homosexuals, whether gays or lesbians. Here are a few verses from the Qur’an to comprehend the bizarre mentality of Allah.
Moses killed a man for no reason, attributed that killing to Satan and asked for Allah's forgiveness and Allah forgave him...28:15-16
Punishment for adultery or fornication (both man and woman) is one hundred lashes in front of the believers; show no mercy to them…24:2
Allah destroys the homosexuals with a shower of brimstones…7:80-84
Allah destroys homosexuals…26:165-173.
Please read the following Islamic laws on how merciful Allah’s punishment is meted out to the homosexuals.
Here is what Abdur Rahman Doi writes on the punishment for sodomy:
Kill both---(Doi, 1998, p. 243)
All Muslim jurists agree that sodomy is a sexual offence but they differ in its punishment. According to Imam Abu Hanifa, the act of sodomy does not amount adultery and therefore there is no punishment by Hadd to be given to the offender except Ta’azir. According to Imam Malik the hadd punishment will be applied whether the offender is married or not. He relies on the following Hadith:
It is reported by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said: “If you find someone who is committing an act of commitment of Lut (that is homosexuality), “kill the one on top and one below” and in another statement says: “kill the doer and the one with whom the act is committed.”
“Abu Hurairah reports: That the Prophet (S.A.W.) said, “Imam Shafi’I, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad have said that if the offender is married the hadd of stoning to death will be applied, but if he or she is unmarried, only punishment by Ta’azir will suffice.
It is also a crime to have sex with one’s wife in an unnatural way, that is, through the back (anus). The majority of the jurists believe that Ta’azir will apply since this is the case surrounded by doubt (shubuhat) and wherever there is a doubt, the hadd will not be applied.
Kill both (al-Misri, 1999, p. 665)
Law p17.3 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him.”
(2) “May Allah curse him who does what Lot’s people did.”
(3) “Lesbianism by women is adultery between them.”
Here is more terrible news from Hedaya (Hamilton, 1994, p. 185) for those who indulge in sodomy and hope for Islamic mercy:
And no likewise sodomy, committed with a strange woman—IF a man copulate with a strange woman in ano—(that is, commit the act of sodomy with her), there is no stated punishment for him, according to Haneefa; but he is to be corrected by Tazeer. The Jama Sagheer directs an aggravation of the Tazeer or correction in this case, and says that the offender must be kept in a place of confinement until he declares his repentance. The two disciples have said that as this act resembles whoredom, the person committing it is subject to the stated punishment for whoredom; and there is one opinion of Shafei to this effect; but another opinion of his is that the parties should be put to death, of whatever description they may be—that is whether they be married or not—because the Prophet has said, “Slay both the ACTIVE and the PASSIVE” (or according to another tradition, “Stone both the AGENT and the SUBJECT)”—The argument of the two disciples is that the act in question has the property of whoredom as that is defined to be an “act of lust committed in that which is the subject of passion, completely and under such circumstances as to be purely unlawful, and where the design is the injection of Semen.” Haneeffa, on the other hand argues that his conjunction is not actual whoredom, because the companions of the Prophet have disagreed concerning their decrees upon it, for some of them have said that offenders of this kind should be burnt, some that they should be cast headlong from some high place, such as the top of a house and then be stoned to death—and so forth; moreover, the conjunction to question has not the property of whoredom, as it is not the means of producing, offspring so as (like whoredom) to occasion any default in birth or confusion in genealogy;--besides, this species of carnal intercourse is of less frequent occurrence than whoredom, because the desire for it exists only on the part of the active and not the passive, whereas in whoredom the desire exists equally on both sides. As to the tradition cited by Shafei, it probably relates to a case where an extraordinary and exemplary punishment is requisite; or where the perpetrator inculcates and insists upon the lawfulness of the act.
Allah will not spend for you if at first you do not spend for Him
We are continuously brainwashed by the Islamists living in the western countries with the picture of an all bountiful, extremely rich and a munificence Allah. Whatever you want, you pray earnestly to Allah and you are sure to receive—these impeccable scholars of Islam will tell you. But, when we search the core books of Islam, we get a totally contradictory picture of Allah. Allah, after all, is not that generous. He is very strict in spending and bestowing His largesse to his slaves. In reality, He sternly says before we could receive even a cent from Allah that we must at first spend for Him. That is, if you do not spend for Allah you get nothing from Him—it is as simple as this. Mind you Allah is a strict, careful spender—just like an astute businessman.
Let us read the following hadith from Sahih Muslim which tells us that even though Allah’s hand is full, He is not going to spend for us unless we expend for him first …(Sahih Muslim, 5.2178).
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying that Allah, the Most Blessed and High, said: O son of Adam, spend. I will spend on you. The right hand of Allah is full and overflowing and in nothing would diminish it, by overspending day and night.
Allah is pleased when a Muslim commits a sin
Please do not laugh. As you noted, the title of this part is ‘Allah’s Temperament’. There are many reasons, if we had not already noticed, why Allah has a weird, wacky, and peculiar mentality. Allah reminds His slaves the dreadful provisions He has reserved for those who indulge in sinful activities. But wait a minute; Allah’s proclivity is not so straightforward. He has a madcap temperament. In the following hadith Allah confirms that He likes those slaves who commit sins. Why is it so? That question is also answered by Allah. Allah just loves attention. He is exceedingly pleased when a person commits calumnies and begs Allah’s forgiveness and mercy. Imagine how Allah would have felt if no one committed any sins. Allah would have none to seek His attention. Allah is in so much love with the sinners that He even says that if we did not commit any sins he would have replaced us with those who commit sins and transgression. Could it be the main reason why the number one corrupt country in the world (Bangladesh) is an Islamic Paradise?
Let us read this hadith from Sahih Muslim to comprehend the strange mindset of Allah.
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) having said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them.
Another hadith says that Allah has created sinners on purpose. Let us read this gem from Sahih Muslims:
Allah purposely created sins so that he can forgive the sinners…37.6620
Abu Sirma reported that when the time of the death of Abu Ayyub Ansari drew near, he said: I used to conceal from you a thing which I heard from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as sayirig: Had you not committed sins, Allah would have brought into existence a creation that would have committed sin (and Allah) would have forgiven them.
In fact, Allah loves sinful acts; sins are His pastures. Let us read this hadith from Sahih Bukhari:
Sins are Allah's private pastures and whoever pastures (his sheep) near it, is likely to get in it at any moment...3.34.267
Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:
The Prophet said "Both legal and illegal things are obvious, and in between them are (suspicious) doubtful matters. So who-ever forsakes those doubtful things lest he may commit a sin, will definitely avoid what is clearly illegal; and who-ever indulges in these (suspicious) doubtful things bravely, is likely to commit what is clearly illegal. Sins are Allah's Hima (i.e. private pasture) and whoever pastures (his sheep) near it, is likely to get in it at any moment."
Allah does not like this world, a dead donkey is more important to Him
In the Qur’an and ahadith there are incredible stories of how Allah had created this universe (particularly the earth) and everything in it. Naturally, we would expect Allah to be extremely vigilant and mindful of His creation. We would certainly expect Allah to value His creation and expend all His efforts to care, preserve, maintain and nurture this earth—the one and the only abode of His creation. None the less, we are awestruck when we learn from none but Allah, the creator of us, that He, after all, does not like this earth. In His eyes this earth is a petrified, despicable, loathsome and utterly putrid place—filled with the acrid smell of decayed animal carcasses. First, let us read the following verse from the Qur’an which undoubtedly motivates today’s suicide bombers to abandon this contemptible earth which Allah had created with His own hands.
The true believers forsake his world in favour of hereafter; a jihadist, whether martyred or not gains victory and will be sent to paradise (it is a bargain from Allah, it motivates the suicide bombers)...4:74
YUSUFALI: Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah, - whether he is slain or gets victory - Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value). [004.074]
Now, let us read the following hadith from Sahih Muslim. This hadith tells us how much Allah hates this earth and its inhabitants!
This world is more insignificant in the eyes of Allah than a dead donkey… (Sahih Muslim, 42.7059).
Jabir b. Abdullah reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) happened to walk through the bazaar coming from the side of 'Aliya and the people were on both his sides. There he found a dead lamb with very short ears. He took hold of his ear and said: Who amongst you would like to have this for a dirham? They said: We do not like to have it even for less than that as it is of no use to us. He said: Do you wish to have it (free of any cost)? They said: By Allah, even if it were alive (we would not have liked to possess that), for there is detect in it as its ear is very short; now it is dead also. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: By Allah, this world is more insignificant in the eye of Allah as it (this dead lamb) is in your eyes.
Allah has an infantile temper, he is furious and raises tantrum if you do not pray or praise him
That is correct. Previously, we saw how Allah demands, fear, obedience and affection from His slaves. If His slaves fail to please Allah with those emotional needs of Allah, Allah gets furiously angry. He becomes childlike, gets mad and fires His outburst. Uncontrolled, Allah then proceeds to destroy His slaves who made Him angry, as Allah, in verse 20:81explicates His great vengeance.
Let us read this verse.
Allah destroys whomever He is angry with...20:81
YUSUFALI: (Saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for your sustenance, but commit no excess therein, lest My Wrath should justly descend on you: and those on whom descends My Wrath do perish indeed! [020.081]
Verse 3:28 tells us that Allah gets so vengeful when the Muslims get friendly with the infidels (the Jews and the Christians included) that He has promised to inflict great torment to those Muslims who dare to show friendliness to them.
Here is verse 3:28 declaring Allah’s great vengeance for the Muslims who extend friendship to the kafirs.
YUSUFALI: Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah [003.028]
Let us read a hadith from Sahih Bukhari which tells us that just like a small child, Allah is desperate to be praised.
The Prophet said, "There is none having a greater sense of Ghira than Allah, and for that reason He has forbidden shameful deeds and sins (illegal sexual intercourse etc.) And there is none who likes to be praised more than Allah does." (See Hadith No. 147, Vol. 7)
Commenting on this hadith, the Islamic scholars, Drs Al–Hilali and Muhsin Khan explains the meaning of Ghirah as a feeling of great fury and anger when one’s honor and prestige are injured or challenged (Hilali and Khan, 1999, p. 82).
We will read another hadith from Sunaan Abu Dawud which tells us that Allah gets angry if you do not supplicate to Him. He is that much desperate for human’s attention!
Sunaan ibn Majah Vol. v, Hadith Number 3827:
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “If anyone did not supplicate to Allah, Hallowed be He, Be becomes angry with him.”
If you anger Muhammad you will become childless; you will have no descendants
The funny mind of Allah curses those who are not happy with Muhammad, Allah’s best friend and the only confidante. Muhammad claimed that his beloved Allah has neither ascendants nor descendants, as if Allah had no desire or liking for such a family tree. Never mind, if only Allah is true to his (i.e., Muhammad’s) claim. The queer mind of Allah then promised the detractors of Muhammad that He would make them childless—confirming that Allah does indeed value the maintenance of descendants—very much an Arab custom.
Here is a verse from the Qur’an (108:3) which says that whoever angers Muhammad will have no descendants and will face Allah’s wrath.
PICKTHAL: Lo! it is thy insulter (and not thou) who is without posterity.
The great Tafsir writer, Ibn Kathir writes that Allah revealed this verse about Al-`As bin Wa'il. Whenever Muhammad would be mentioned in his presence he would say, `Leave him, for indeed he is a man who is cut off having no descendants. So when he dies he will not be remembered.' Therefore, to counter his claim Allah revealed this verse.
In the Arab society during Muhammad’s time, sons were highly prized. Sons in a family carried aloft the family tree Though Muhammad had three sons with Khadija, all of them died prematurely, and hence as per the prevailing custom Muhammad left no descendant. In reality, it was Allah who felt insulted when the Arabs became fed up with Muhammad’s constant diatribe against their tradition, custom and religion. In their effort to avoid him they preferred to stigmatise Muhammad for having a life without any posterity. This meant Muhammad lacked a male inheritor. In return, Allah cursed the Arabs with their loss of descendant whoever dared to condemn His dearest friend, Muhammad.
Allah does not like laugh, He prefers smiles
Muhammad never laughed, he only smiled. His biography tells us this truth. Strangely, though we find that Allah too, does not like laughs, He just smiles, if only occasionally.
Let us read these two ahadith to gauge this peculiar disposition of Allah. It seems that Allah decided to follow Muhammad’s habits.
Muhammad does not laugh; he only smiles…(Sahih Muslim 30.5742)
Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5742:
Simak b. Harb reported: I said to Jabir b. Samura: Did you have the privilege of sitting in the company of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)? He said: Yes, very frequently, and added: He did not stand up (and go) from the place where he offered the dawn prayer until the sun rose, and after the rising of the sun he stood up, and they (his Companions) entered into conversation with one another and they talked of the things (that they did during the Days of Ignorance), and they laughed (on their unreasonable and ridiculous acts). Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) smiled only.
The translator of Sahih Muslims writes:
It is an established fact that the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) did not laugh loudly, he was very sober, and smiled only to express his delight (Siddiqi, 2004, vol. iv, p. 1496, foot note 2635)
Another controversial hadith in Sunaan ibn Majah tells us that Allah laughs only occasionally—on just three occasions. Here is the hadith on this peculiar disposition of Allah.
Sunaan ibn Majah, vol. i, Hadith 200
Abu Sai’d al-Khudri (Allah be pleased with him reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily Allah laughs at three things: a rank in the prayer, a man who says prayer at mid-night and a man who fights (I think he said) after the cavalry (has won the victory).”
Ibn Majah then says that there is some controversy in the isnad (chain of narrators) of this hadith but does not reject the hadith as daif (weak) or Mauda (fabricated).
Allah loves to curse, plot and avenge; Allah is an efficient schemer
Here are few verses from the Qur’an to analyse the abnormal mindset of Allah. When we read these verses we have the impression that Allah, after all, is not really that powerful—He has to resort to scheming—just like humans, to destroy the infidels. In reality, Allah is simply copying the humans.
Allah is a swift plotter because the messengers (angles) records all the sinister plots of the unbelievers…10:21
Let the unbelievers do whatever they can; Allah will do His part too (i.e., Allah is a plotter)…11:121
Allah is the ultimate plotter; He knows what everyone is planning and plotting…13:42
Allah is a greater avenger…43:79
Allah will avenge with a mighty strike…44:16
Allah plans a scheme for those who plot a scheme against Him; Allah is great schemer...86:15-16
Allah is offended when one claims Muhammad was a mad man
When Muhammad started to preach to the pagans his claim that Allah’s postman, Gabriel had visited him and delivered him the messages from Allah, they were incredulous of this claim. They knew Muhammad occasionally had epileptic seizures. In fact, they were so perturbed with his mental illness that their leader had even suggested to Muhammad’s guardian and protector, Abu Talib (Muhammad’s uncle) that they were willing to bear the medical cost of Muhammad’s treatment for his epileptic seizures. Those, days, in Arabia this type of sickness was believed to be caused by jinni or evil spirits. In fact, Benjamin Walker writes that the ancient Arabs considered epilepsy a sacred disease which sometimes afflicted a person with divine blessing (Walker, 2004, p. 98). So, Muhammad was dubbed to be possessed, probably by spirits—a sort of mental madness. When the pagans described Muhammad’s new religion as the utterances of a mad man, it was Allah who was greatly offended. He vehemently cursed the Meccans for resorting to such sobriquet for his dearest companion. Allah steadfastly refused to accept the derision of Meccans. Here are a few verses from the Qur’an which tell us about Allah’s stand on the madness (read epilepsy) of Muhammad.
Muhammad is just a warner and a bringer of glad tidings to the believers; he is not a crazy (possessed or mad) man…7.184
Muhammad (Allah) is not mad or possessed...15:6
Allah knows that the unbelievers thought Muhammad was a crazy (mad) man…17:47
Muhammad is not possessed but brought the truth, but most people hate truth …23:70
The wicked said that Muhammad was a man bewitched (possessed)…25:8
Muhammad is not possessed but he is only a warner…34:46
The pagans thought Muhammad was a mad poet, but Muhammad is not a poet possessed; he confirms the messages of apostles (scriptures) sent before him…37:36-37
The pagans thought that Muhammad was a man possessed, tutored by others...44:14
Muhammad is not a vulgar soothsayer, nor is he possessed...52:29
Muhammad is not possessed...68:2
Soon the unbelievers will know who is mad—they or Muhammad…68:5-6
Muhammad is not possessed...81:22
Interestingly, Rashad Khalifa, the modern day charlatan, the preceptor of the Qur’an-only Muslims, claims that he is the replacement of Muhammad. In fact, Rashad Khalifa is so adamant that in his English translation of this verse he wrote it this way:
[81:22] Your friend (Rashad) is not crazy.
The readers might find this completely incredulous. Not surprisingly, the Saudi authorities also found this too preposterous. No wonder then Rashad Khalifa, the modern clone of Muhammad was assassinated in his mosque. Allah does really have peculiar temperament. He could never tolerate anyone who tries to impersonate His greatest love, Muhammad.
Allah does not like His creatures to enjoy this world, He prefers them to die and take pleasure in the next world
Allah’s mind is truly bizarre. Previously, we noted how Allah dislikes this world (I mean the earth) even though, in the first place, He took such painstaking effort to create it. Not only that Allah hates this earthly life, He also commands his slaves (i.e., Muslims) to renounce this world and proceed for the next world (i.e., death and then the next world) pronto. Allah promises nothing to those who want to live and enjoy the earthly life. Allah prefers that Muslims die as soon as they are born, so that they will enjoy the life after death. We might wonder that only mad person will do such act—be born and then die soon after it. Why then Allah created His slaves? –if we are commanded to die soon after our birth? Please read the following verses from the Qur’an and wonder at Allah’s obsession with eschatology—a penchant with death and after life. Once we thoroughly comprehend these verses we will understand what motivates the Islamist suicide bombers to die willingly, with smiling faces. Yes, they just hate this world, and with absolute passion they simply want to enjoy the life after death. With so much glory, passion, attraction and a magnetic pull to enjoy death, why should not the suicide bombers do what they are doing? In essence, they are embracing death in the way of Allah—to meet Allah in person and to lead a happy, comely and rich life in Paradise in the company of Allah.
Hereafter is the best; short is the enjoyment of this world...4:77
The life of this world is vague and illusory; life hereafter is far better for the righteous…6:32
Those who desire the life of present will get nothing in the hereafter...11:15-16
Reward for the hereafter is better for the Allah-fearing believers…12:57
There is a harsh punishment for those who love this world in preference to the life hereafter…14:3
Allah prefers one person above another (i.e., Allah is discriminatory); hereafter is better than this world…17:21
Life in this world is only amusement and play; life in the hereafter is the real life…29:64
The temporal life is fleeting, life hereafter is permanent…40:39
For the believers hereafter (life after life) is better than the material life…43:35
Hereafter is better and enduring...87:17
Ridicule Hijab or a Muslim and you ridicule Allah.
Look around you and you will notice how those Muslimahs (Muslim females) wearing such odious Arabic Bedouin garb vaunt their attire—as if it is from Allah. They consider that they are the chosen women of Allah; all other women who do not wear such repulsive, hideous and disgusting dress are sluts, prostitutes and fair games for Islamic rape. The ancient history of Arabia tells that before the advent of Islam Arab women enjoyed much freedom with respect to dress and managing their own lives. It was Muhammad and his Islam which forced the Arab women to be imprisoned in such vile dress. Muhammad claimed that Allah instructed him to compel all Muslim women to be put inside black (head to toe) cassocks whenever they venture outside their homes. He instituted the provision of Hijab and Burka in verses 24:31 and 33:59.
Shamed and embarrassed with such insidious Islamic slavery of women, many Muslimahs (and their counterpart Muslims) are crying foul. They will resort to all kinds of funny and laughable logic and arguments to defend Islam. There are also a number of educated and impeccably qualified Muslimahs who will not hesitate to claim that the Burka and Hijab are not mandated by Allah. We must feel sorry for these well–intentioned modern Muslimahs.
Here is what the most revered Imam of Saudi Arabia says about those women who do not accept Hijab or those who ridicule Hijab. According to the standing committee on fatwa in Saudi Arabia, ridiculing Hijab is ridiculing Allah. This confirms that Hijab is the dress for women mandated by Allah.
Ruling Concerning Ridiculing a Woman who wears the Proper Hijab and Covers Her Face
The beginning of quote:
Question 236: What is the ruling concerning one who ridicules those who wear the proper hijab and cover their faces and hands?
Response: Whoever ridicules a Muslim woman or man for sticking to and applying the teachings of Islam is a disbeliever. This is regardless of whether it is concerning women’s hijab or any other matter of the Shariah. This is based on the following narration from ibn Umar: At a gathering during the Battle of Tabuk, one man said, “I have not seen anyone like our Qur’anic readers who is more desirous of food, more lying in speech and more cowardly when meeting the enemy.” A man said, “You have lied and you are a liar. I shall definitely tell the Messenger of Allah about that.” That news was conveyed to the Messenger of Allah and the Quran was revealed. Abdullah ibn Umar added, “I saw the man holding on to the bag of the camel of the Messenger of Allah and the dust was striking him while he was saying, “O Messenger of Allah, we were just joking and playing .” The Messenger of Allah was simply saying the verse of the Quran: “Was it Allah, and His Signs and His Messenger you were mocking? Make no excuse, you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others among you because they were sinners.” (al–Tauba 65–66).
So ridiculing believers has been equated with ridiculing Allah, His signs and His Messenger. (Al–Musnad, Abdul Aziz, 1996, p. 259)
That’s right, we must be careful; when the world sans the Islamists ridicule hijab, it ridicules Allah, and Muhammad. This is tantamount to blasphemy and, according to the Sharia law punishable by death. When the French government bans hijab from her public schools, the French government ridicules Muhammad and Allah. Therefore, France becomes a legitimate Islamists’ target to Allah’s punishment; the killing of all the citizens of France becomes lawful. We already witnessed large–scale riot and unrest by the large Islamist community in France. Prepare yourself to witness more such carnage in future.
Allah judges a person by his name
This is also an interesting topic to demonstrate the eccentric mind of Allah. In Islam, naming a person Islamically is a very serious matter. Deviate a little from the Islamic rule and we are bound to face the ire Allah, the ultimate owner of any Islamic names. Illustrated in the previous topic was how Allah and Muhammad are seriously hurt when hijab is ridiculed, we should not be surprised that we might, unwittingly hurt and offend Allah (and Muhammad) if we do not name a Muslim child in accordance with the names liked by Allah. Allah do really discriminate a Muslim based on his name. Let us read a few ahadith on Allah’s partiality with names.
The names dearest to Allah are: Abd Allah and Abd al-Rahman…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.41.4931)
This hadith is not available online. So, I shall quote from the print version of Sunaan Abu Dawud.
Sunaan Abu Dawud, vol.iii, Hadith Number 4931:
Ibn ‘Umar reported: the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Your names which are dearest to Allah are ‘Abd Allah and ‘Abd al–Rahman.
The names dearest to Allah are ‘Abdullah’ and ‘Abdal-Rahman’. The most distasteful name in Allah’s sight is Malik-al-Amidh (king of kings)…(Sahih Muslim, 25.5338, 5339)
Book 025, Number 5338:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The vilest name in Allah's sight is Malik al-Amidh (King of Kings). The narration transmitted on the authority of Shaiba (contains these words): There is no king but Allah, the Exalted and Glorious. Sufyan said: Similarly, the word Shahinshah (is also the vilest appellation). Ahmad b. Hanbal said: I asked Abu 'Amr about the meaning of Akhna. He said: The vilest.
Book 025, Number 5339:
Abu Huraira reported from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) so many ahadith and one of them was this that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The most wretched person in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection and the worst person and target of His wrath would of the person who is called Malik al-Amlak (the King of Kings) for there is no king but Allah.
Allah is hungry for love from human beings, He is very jealous with love
With so much power, wealth and influence, it is utterly unbelievable that Allah hankers for human love. He is not satisfied with all the love from animals, trees, mountains, rocks, rivers, oceans, ships, camels….He just craves for undying love from humans. This strange idiosyncrasy of Allah is pretty easy to comprehend when we read in many ahadith that Allah commands His faithful servants to dote Muhammad more than their own sons, daughters, parents, spouses and even more than their own lives. Allah considers that having such a crushing love for Muhammad is truly a sign of unfettered love Him. Let us read the following ahadith to gauze the depth of Allah’s hunger for human love and affection; He is literally dying for such love.
In a hadith in Sahih Muslim we read that anyone to whom Allah and Muhammad is dearer than all else, who loves a person for Allah’s sake alone and who does not apostatise is the best Muslim…(Sahih Muslim, 1.0067, 0068).
Book 001, Number 0067:
It is reported on the authority of Anas that the Prophet of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) said: There are three qualities for which anyone who is characterised by them will relish the sweetness of faith: he to whom Allah and His Messenger are dearer than all else; he who loves a man for Allah's sake alone; and he who has as great an abhorrence of returning to unbelief after Allah has rescued him from it as he has of being cast into Hell.
Let us read verse 10:62 to note Allah’s assurance of security to His friends.
YUSUFALI: Behold! verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve [010.062]
On the implication of this verse, Sunaan Abu Dawud says that Prophets and martyrs will envy those people who, without having any mutual kinship love each other for the spirit of Allah and the Qur’an and give property to each other…(Sunaan Abu Dawud 2.23.3520)
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 23, Number 3520: Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:
Reported the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: There are people from the servants of Allah who are neither prophets nor martyrs; the prophets and martyrs will envy them on the Day of Resurrection for their rank from Allah, the Most High.
They (the people) asked: Tell us, Apostle of Allah, who are they? He replied: They are people who love one another for the spirit of Allah (i.e. the Qur'an), without having any mutual kinship and giving property to one. I swear by Allah, their faces will glow and they will be (sitting) in (pulpits of) light. They will have no fear (on the Day) when the people will have fear, and they will not grieve when the people will grieve.
He then recited the following Qur'anic verse: "Behold! Verily for the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve."
In another hadith in Sunaan Abu Dawud we read that Allah loves jealousy and hatred on certain matters. Let us read this hadith.
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol.ii, Hadith Number 2563:
Jabir b. ‘Atik reported that Prophet (may peace be upon him) as saying: There is jealousy which Allah loves and jealousy which Allah hates. That which Allah loves is jealousy regarding a matter of doubt and that which Allah hates is jealousy regarding something which is not doubtful. There is pride which Allah hates and pride which Allah loves. That which Allah loves is a man’s pride when fighting and when giving sadaqah and that which Allah hates is pride shown by oppression. The narrator Musa said: “by boasting.”
Here is the ultimate proof that Allah craves for praise and remembrance. He even promises to forgive all sins if you praise him one hundred times after every prayer…(Sahih Muslim, 4.1243)
Book 004, Number 1243:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone extols Allah after every prayer thirty-three times, and praises Allah thirty-three times, and declares His Greatness thirty-three times, ninety-nine times in all, and says to complete a hundred:" There is no god but Allah, having no partner with Him, to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him is praise due, and He is Potent over everything," his sins will be forgiven even If these are as abundant as the foam of the sea.
As long as they fear Allah, even a fornicator and a thief will have two paradises
In Islam there is no crime more serious and damning than the sexual activity between unmarried men and women. There is severe punishment for indulging in pre-marital sex and adultery, whether such sex is consensual or not. The concept of sex as a natural and fulfilling desire of all human being is totally absent in Islam. Allah truly hates those who indulge in such un-Islamic sex. But wait a minute. Allah’s mind is not that straight forward as we might think. The truth is: what Allah really cares is whether one fears him or not. A Tirmidhi hadith tells us that you will be in paradise even when you had indulged in un-Islamic sex, provided you fear Allah. The sex offender will face the dreadful punishment in this world but Allah will send him to paradise because of his fear of Allah. This obviously means: as long as you are a Muslim, you will be in paradise even after you have committed Islamic sexual offences. In fact, Allah promises two paradises to such Islamic thieves and fornicators.
Let us read this hadith: Narrated AbudDarda
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was delivering a discourse on the pulpit and he said, "He who fears standing before his Lord will have two Paradises." He (AbudDarda) asked, "Even if he commits fornication and even if he steals, Messenger of Allah?" But he said a second time, "He who fears standing before his
Lord will have two Paradises." He asked a second time, "Even if he commits fornication and even if he steals, Messenger of Allah?" And he said a third time, "He who fears standing before his Lord will have two paradises." He asked a third time, "Even if he commits fornication and even if he steals, Messenger of Allah?" to which he replied, "Even in spite of AbudDarda.'"
Ahmad transmitted it.
[Tirmidhi hadith number 755, quoted from ALIM CD ROM]
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.