I can not be the only one who feels that we live in a very special time of human history. Our generation came to existence as the human civilization reached unprecedented levels of sophistication on all fronts of human achievements. In our time, people enjoy healthier and longer lives thanks to advanced medicine, which eradicated many killer diseases that took the lives of millions in the past. In our time, we refined our moral values. Slavery, which was a perfectly acceptable practice in the past, is now outlawed by all nations, who came together and introduced the human rights declaration.
Thursday, 04 July 2013 03:57
Imran Firasat & M. A. Khan
Release of “The Innocence of Islamic Jihad”
Dear friends! You may know that we have recently released an announcement and the trailer of our upcoming movie, “The Innocence of Islamic Jihad”. We are very glad that the trailer received very good response and feedback from people around the world.
Today we proudly release the full version of the movie, which will help you gain a deeper understanding of what Islamic jihad is and how it can be defeated.
We have already said and repeat it again that none of the persons involved in this project is against Muslims. Our only purpose of making this movie is to make everyone understand true source, nature and threats of the Islamic ideology of Jihad, which affects the life and destiny of Muslims as much as of non-Muslims.
The movie, “The Innocence of Islamic Jihad”, is now available for viewing at this link:
"Why should we change our religion, it is full of blessing for us. Muhammad and his followers are merciful among themselves and severe against the disbelievers (Surah Fatah); the Quran is here to strike at the root of evil (Surah Tarikh). The disbelievers are filthy (Surah Taubah). Respect is only for Allah, the prophet and the believers (Surah Saaf). The believers have Allah as their protectors. We are in state of truce where we respect the life and property of the Kafirs, but during war if we are killed we go to Jannah, but if we are successful their property and wealth is ours, their women are our concubines, their children are our slaves. That is what you call the atrocities of Muhammad (PBUH). He is fully justified of what he did. The polytheist and the atheist live on the earth, breadth the airs, drink the water and consume the food—all of which belongs to Allah—should be punished. Muhammad (PBUH) is here to establish religion of Allah not to compromise. He may be oppressor for others. So what... So What???"
Introduction: This is a repeat of quotes recently published in IslamWatch with the addition of new quotes. I have added many worthy quotes, which valued readers of IslamWatch have added in comments and credit goes to them.
But first, I would like to ask the reader to join me in a good laugh. Please have a look at the picture below. It was taken in a specific conference held in Saudi Arabia last year. There is not a single woman in sight. And notice the title of the conference. This is Islam – one laughable religion.
In the preceding four articles on fasting in Islam, we have discussed about the four borrowed-from-Pagans fake sacred months of Islam and how Muhammad made Ramadan as the fasting month, also borrowing from the Sabians. In this article, let us analyze the Arab supremacy on sighting the crescent moon, geographical knowledge of Allah concerning the timing of fast, and Muhammad’s dilemma between fasting and looting etc.
“The purpose of Education is to give culture to the individual and to develop his capacities to the utmost.” -- Bertrand Russell (Education and the Social Order)
“Education consists in the cultivation of reason and judgment not in maneuvering them.” -- Bertrand Russell (On Education)
The biggest fear Muslims have is the fear of losing their faith (‘Imaan’). This is because of the fear, inculcated in them since childhood, that any information that has no parallel in Islamic theories and laws is false and detrimental to their faith.
This is in fact nurturing their religious superstition, which they cherish and glorify. Truth has no fear. Yet, when they are so afraid of losing their faith, what can be made of that faith? Something that has no strong foundation? No better than stupid superstition?
The Quran did not declare the month of Ramadan as "sacred", but the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims are made to believe it as a sacred month. In fact, there was nothing sacred in the life of the ‘prophet’ of Islam. If he had stressed the month of Ramadan to be sacred, then it surely has some political or monetary motives to benefit him personally.
NECCESITY OF RAMADAN AS THE ‘SACRED’ FASTING MONTH
When Muhammad, unable to move his rather unsuccessful religious mission forward in Mecca, had to abandon his ancestral city and migrate to Medina, he gave up all the Pagan religious rituals that he had pretended to embrace to deceive the Meccan polytheists. In leaving Mecca for Medina, he not only sacrificed his birth place but also sacrificed all the Pagan religious rituals, including the fasting of Ashura, which he had borrowed and Islamized hoping to persuade the Pagans to embrace his new creed and leadership.
A Hadith is a saying or an act or tacit approval or disapproval in a valid or invalid manner by Prophet Muhammad.
Great classical Islamic scholars have compiled thousands of Hadiths. Since, to Muslims, Muhammad is the perfect example of human character, whose every saying and deeds they must strive to emulate for all eternity, devout Muslims use the hadiths as guide to their life. But many of the hadiths are contradictory to each other. Others are outright embarrassing or barbaric in modern ethical standard. As a result, there are rising a new group of Muslims, who want to reject the Hadith, taking the Quran as the sole and absolute religious guide, such as the Qur’aniyyoon (Qur’an-only Muslims).
The question is: Can Muslims reject the hadith and be able to do all the religious practices they observe on a daily basis?
CALLING THE JEWS: MUHAMMAD’S SECOND ATTEMPT AND FAILURE TO ‘ATTAIN’ (POWER) ALLAH
In his first attempt, Muhammad tried to seize the custodianship of the rich revenue-generating Pagan temple of Kaaba in Mecca, the most revered center of idol-worship in Arabia. But his effort failed and even preaching his religion in Mecca became difficult. Next, he turned his attention toward Jerusalem, probably the-then most revered holy city in the World, where stood the Jewish holy Temple of Jerusalem, which Muhammad gave the name of Bait Al-Maqsid, and also holiest place for Christians. So, he planned to migrate to Medina that had a dominant population of Jews. Before migrating there, Muhammad sent his followers to prepare preliminary support for him. After arriving at Medina, Muhammad gave up all the Pagan rituals, such as Allah of the Kaaba, fasting on Ashura (Muharram), praying toward the Kaaba and Haj pilgrimage etc.
On the backdrop of the British soldier Les Rigby’s horrendous murder on a street in London by Jihadi Muslims to the shouts of “Allahu Akbar”, American anti-Jihadist activists Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller were slated to attend Britain's Armed Forces Day event on June 29 to lay flowers to show solidarity with the British Army. Their trip is now being challenged by Muslim groups, who want the British Government to bar them from entering the country.
Robert Spencer appeared on BBC and had a debate with an Imam, who opposes the visit by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller. In the debate, the Imam stated that only 1% of Muslims were responsible for the crimes being committed in the name of Islam, while the other 99%, who are following the Quran, are not. So, why the entire Muslim community must be judged by the actions of a few deviant extremists as Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller et al. do!
Friday, 21 June 2013 14:02
Imran Firasat/ & M. A. Khan
Trailer of "Innocence of Islamic Jihad"
“The Innocence of Islamic Jihad”
The upcoming movie by Imran Firasat
Bombings at a Marathon event in Boston that killed 3 and injured hundreds!
A failed Al-Qaeda linked terror plot to blow up trains in Toronto, Canada!
Two Al-Qaeda Jihadists caught in Spain!
A British soldier publicly butchered by Jihadists with meat cleavers on a London street!
A French soldier attacked with a knife in Paris!
A Spanish politician’s security guard attacked by a Muslim chanting “Allah hu Akbar”!
All this happened in the western world during last 2 months. Islamic Jihadists remain relentless and are intensifying their mission to destroy peace in the world. If they won’t relent from Jihadi violence, what they believe is their sacred religious mission to subjugate the world to Islamic domination, then it is perfectly justified for us to investigate the source of their motivation and analyze the rights and wrongs of their mission. It is not only our constitutionally protected free speech right, but also the only way to cure the Jihadi menace that terrorizes the world today—East and West, North and South.
It all began on 31 May, 2013, when a group of environmentalists had gathered in Istanbul to voice their opposition to building of a military barracks and a shopping mall on Gezi Park near Taksim Square in Istanbul city square. The police acted violently “against protestors who had been sitting reading books and singing songs,” as reported by the Guardian. From that day on until Monday, 17 June, demonstrations have continued and spread to Ankara, Izmir, and other major cities. Now Prime Minister Erdogan is threatening to use the army for quelling the spreading riots.
Thanks to the French online dailyLe Monde, a detailed account about the “mosaic of the opposition groups in Turkey” was posted on 4 June, 2013. The following is a digest of the report, followed by my analysis and comments.
Dear fellow brothers! Do we know how Allah implemented prayers, fast and the Hajj pilgrimage etc. in Islam? We think that Allah introduced them all of a sudden at one go. But it is not. Muhammad implemented or rejected in stages, according to the temperament of relationships with the communities, from whom they was copied. In the next two articles, let us unearth the facts on the stages of ‘Fasting’ during the 23-year-long prophetic carrier of our prophet Muhammad.
Dear Muslim brethren! When we speak of fasting – the third pillar of Islam, it is impossible for us to separate the month of Ramadan from it. When our discussion centers on Ramadan, it is quite common for us to discuss Ramadan-related rituals, such as the additional prayer called ‘Taraaweeh’, prayed immediately after the usual fifth prayer ‘Ishaa’, and the mid-night prayer ‘Qiyam Al-Lail’, as well as Zakat, Fitra, Lail Al-Qadr, Itikaak, Suhur and Iftaar etc. We cannot separate the month of Ramadan from the third pillar of Islam. In fact the month ‘Ramadan’ should have declared officially the 3rd pillar of Islam. Whatever good religious deeds we do in the blessed month of Ramadan will be rewarded 700 times more by Allah. So, it is very important for us to know more about the sacred month of Ramadan.
Muslims use an endless list of fallacious and silly arguments in their defence of indefensible Islam. Here is a list of those:
‘Out of Context’ Argument
When one raises questions about verses of the Quran or Muhammad’s actions from the hadith, all Muslims—be it mullahs or educated moderate ones—parrot only one thing in defence: ‘You are talking out of context’, ‘please find out under what circumstances Muhammad did so’, ‘there must be some reason for that’ and so on. But they themselves will never try to find out those contexts or circumstances under which Muhammad did so many malicious things, or nonsensical or violence-inciting verses were revealed. And when you show them the context of verses from the tafsirs, which often make Islam appear even more evil and atrocious, they immediately change tune to claim that ‘this verse is allegorical’ and on the worst scenario, they would say ‘this verse is sarcastic’. Just imagine that the creator of the universe is talking in allegorical or sarcastic terms for guiding humanity through His divine scripture.
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