Activities of Allah
06 Jan, 2007
Allah has daily chores, employs Muhammad as messenger for wages, conduct trumpet playing, employs humans to build Ka'ba, a businessman & banker - borrow from believers, is Gynae, medic & reproductive biologist, conducts Muhammad's marriages, idol-maker, conduct plunder & shares booty, extracts Jiziyah, worries of not being worshipped, spies on Muhammad's wives, torments the dead in graves...
In parts 3, 4 and 5 we had a glimpse of what Allah does sitting on His huge Throne in His executive office, as well as when He ventures out on a regular nocturnal site tour of His slaves. In this part (part 9), we are going to observe more of Allah's activities which He conducts to sustain His living and existence.
To keep short the length of this part of this series, here is the summary of the important activities of Allah. Many Quranic verses and ahadith have been summarized to extract their main messages.
Allah has His daily activities.
First, we read the following verses from the Qur'an:
Allah keeps an accurate record of anyone who is buried under earth…50:4
Two angels (one on right, one on left) record all the activities of a person, not even a word he utters is left out; Allah monitors their works...50:17-18
Allah reviews the records (of His slaves) presented by the recording angels...50:23
Allah records all minor or major activities of the unbelievers…54:52-53
Allah has raised the firmaments high and has created the balance so that people cannot cheat in measure; Allah monitors the cheats...55:7-9
All things in heavens and earth beg to Allah; He is always busy with work…55:29
Let us now review a few ahadith:
In Sahih Muslim, we read that Allah is always busy.
Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was standing amongst us and (he said) four (things): Verily Allah does not sleep and it does not befit Him to sleep. He raises the scale and lowers it. The deeds of the day are presented to Him in the night and the deeds of the night in the day.
Another hadith in Sunaan Abu Dawud details further Allah's daily night activities.
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Vol. I, Hadith Number 1310
Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: our Lord who is blessed and exalted descends every night to the lowest heaven when the last one‑third of the night remains, and said: Who supplicates me so that I may answer him? Who asks of Me so that I may give him? Who asks forgiveness so that I may forgive him?
It will be a mistake to be incredulous on this nightly activity of Allah. It will be an error to dismiss the above hadith as metaphorical. The erudite Islamic scholar, Professor Ahmad Hasan comments that the above hadith affirms that Allah's nightly descent on earth is not figurative; it is for real. Based on a report, he asserts that the hadith narrator was asked about how Allah does this nightly routine job. Abu Hurairah vouched that Muhammad had confirmed Allah's night activity but was unable to provide the modus operandi. (Hasan, 2001, p 1.346, footnote 700).
Allah examines a man's record on Mondays and Thursdays…(Tirmidhi, 627)
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "Men's deeds are
presented (to Allah) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like mine to
be presented when I am fasting."
Tirmidhi transmitted it. (Tirmidhi hadith number 627 quoted from ALIM CD ROM)
Allah is an employer of His messengers; Muhammad received his wages from Allah
As mentioned above, the affairs and conducts of Allah are pure business–like. He has, in His employ, prophets, such as Muhammad to carry out His jobs on earth. Allah had paid these prophets their wages. This means Muhammad was in Allah's payroll. Here are a few Quranic verses to ponder about Allah's wage policies.
Muhammad does not need a wage for his service; Allah's wage is the best for him…23:72
Allah paid prophet Shui'b's wages…26:180
Muhammad did not want any wages from the pagans; Allah paid his wages…34:47
Muhammad is not a pretender; he did not need any wages (from the Meccan pagans)…38:86
Muhammad should not ask for a wage to preach the message of Allah...52:40
Muhammad did not burden the pagans with his demand for his wages…68:46
Allah conducts trumpet playing
- In a previous section, we read that Allah hates music. However, there is one exception—Allah loves the sound of trumpet. In fact, He, along with his, Archangel Israfil plays the trumpet, especially to notify His subjects about their impending doom.
Please read the following verses to appreciate Allah's role as a trumpet player.
There will be no more relationship when the trumpet is sounded; no question with one another; Allah will use a balance to judge…23:101-102
Every soul will be gathered with the trumpet; two angels will accompany each soul, one angel will drive the person another angel to bear the witness...50:21
Allah contracts human beings to build Ka'ba; He could not build it Himself
Although, Allah Himself, with His own hands had created this extraordinarily complex earth and its life system, it is strange that when Allah's temporary retreat, Ka'ba is damaged or destroyed in a flood or gutted in a fire, Allah is hopelessly unable to repair or re‑build it. Historical evidences suggest that this temporary abode of Allah was destroyed many times, probably around twenty times during its existence. Every time Ka'ba is destroyed, Allah has to seek the help of humankind for its reconstruction. It is perplexing that Allah sends thousands of angels to help His dear friend, Muhammad to reduce the infidels, but He had never sent a single angel to repair or rebuild Ka'ba—His very own residence on earth.
Let us read the following verses to understand the complex mind of Allah.
Abraham and Ismail made Ka'ba first and then Allah made Ka'ba a place of worship...2:125
During Noah's time, Allah destroyed Ka'ba with the flood. Allah commanded his friend Abraham and Abraham's son Ishmael to rebuild it (Tabari, 1988, p 6.51). They did just this (2:127)
Abraham settled his people in the uncultivable neighbourhood of Ka'ba and implored Allah to bestow them with fruit and provision…14:37
Allah is a debtor; He borrows money from the believers (Muslims)
Most of us have heard the introduction of Islamic Banking System in Islamic Countries. The Islamists are very hard‑working to introduce this unproven, fledgling banking system in non‑Islamic countries as well. They simply take advantage of the secular system of religious freedom and democracy to advance their agenda of this divine financial system. Now, they are quite happy that a sizeable section of the Muslim community is adopting the Islamic Bank to keep their money. Nevertheless, the reality is: these Islamists are drunk in Islamic fervor, so much so, that they have vouched to subjugate the entire world into this Bedouin Arab monetary system (peddled as Allah's banking system).
We might wonder why the Islamic financial system must replace the current world economic order and the banking system founded on sound modern economic theories.
The answer is deceptively simple. It is because Allah is actually a banker. He lends and borrows money from His believers (Muslims). At times, He even acts as a usurious money‑lender, at times He borrows money at a low interest rate and re‑lends that at an exorbitant rate.
Here are a few verses from the Qu'ran which tells us, without a shadow of doubt that Allah borrows money from His faithful followers (Muslims) and repays them—not in cash but in kind or with promise (akin to promissory notes) of Paradise in the Afterlife. Invariably, Allah borrows money from Muslims to wage jihad against the non‑Muslims. More precisely, this means Allah uses Muslims' money (hard cash) to buy war implements to kill the non‑Muslims. All unbelievers who still believe that Allah will show some mercy on them must heed this message.
Let us comprehend the following verses from the Qu'ran:
When you spend for Allah just like grains of crop, He multiplies your contribution many fold (seven hundred times)…2:261
Let us read this verse in full:
2:261. The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allâh, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allâh gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur'an)
Elaborating on this, the eminent tafsir writer ibn Kathir writes that spending for Allah means spending on jihad, horses, weapons and so on.
Ibn Kathir writes:
Sa`id bin Jubayr commented, "Meaning spending in Allah's obedience.'' Makhul said that the Ayah means, "Spending on Jihad, on horse stalls, weapons and so forth.'' The parable in the Ayah is more impressive on the heart than merely mentioning the number seven hundred. This Ayah indicates that Allah `grows' the good deeds for its doers, just as He grows the plant for whoever sows it in fertile land. The Sunnah also mentions that the deeds are multiplied up to seven hundred folds. For instance, Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Mas'ud said that a man once gave away a camel, with its bridle on, in the cause of Allah and the Messenger of Allah said,
«لَتَأْتِيَنَّ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِسَبْعِمِائَةِ نَاقَةٍ مَخْطُومَة»
(On the Day of Resurrection, you will have seven hundred camels with their bridles.)
The Muslims should muster all their power and might, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles…etc) to strike terror in unbelievers' hearts; Allah will repay whatever they spend in His cause…8:60
Ibn Kathir writes that in verse 8:60 Allah commands Muslims to prepare for war against disbelievers, as much as possible, according to affordability and availability (source)
Here are more Qur'anic verses which tell the Muslims to spend for Allah so that Allah can wage wars against the infidels.
Allah replaces whatever you spend on His cause…34:39
If you loan to Allah, He will increase your wealth many fold...57:11
Allah will reward many fold the loan of charitable believers, whether men or women...57:18
Fear Allah as much you are able to do so and spend on Allah and Muhammad...64:16
If you loan a beautiful loan to Allah, Allah will credit you double and will forgive you...64:17
Sahih Bukhari confirms that Allah will repay the loan if borrowed with the intention of repayment… (Sahih Bukhari, 3.41.572).
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Whoever takes the money of the people with the intention of repaying it, Allah will repay it on his behalf, and whoever takes it in order to spoil it, then Allah will spoil him."
Another hadith in Sahih Bukhari tells us that every day two angels come down from heaven; one of them supplicates Allah to compensate the charity givers...(Sahih Bukhari, 2.24.522).
Narrated Abu Huraira :
The Prophet said, "Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser.' "
Allah is a banker; believers can loan money to Allah, He will secure this loan as a fixed deposit
Let us peruse the following verses from the Qur'an.
Give a beautiful loan to Allah; He will multiply it many times (Allah will return double)...2:245
Allah is a heavy borrower, no doubt. Nevertheless, he is clever too. Just like an astute moneylender, He invests His borrowing from His faithful followers and promises them the return of the money borrowed with attractive gain (read interest).
Here is a verse from the Qur'an about Allah's promise of return on capital invested with Him.
Allah will bestow more for spending on Him…35:30
We must not doubt Allah's promise to clear His debt to the Muslims. In the past, Allah kept His promise. Here is a verse on this.
There were twelve captains (twelve Patriarchs) from the children of Israel; Allah promised them to the garden of eternity (Eden) if they would follow His path...5:12
YUSUFALI: Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: "I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my messengers, honour and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude."
Eminent Qur'an translator Abdullah Yusuf Ali agrees that the 'loan' in this verse means spending in the cause of Allah (Ali, 1983, p 245, footnote 710).
As a banker, Allah certainly practices usury. He has already mentioned about doubling the money of His creditors. Elsewhere, Allah had declared he has set strict conditions for securing a loan from Him. In verses 9:111‑112 Allah, in fact, demands that His debtors pay off their loan by sacrificing their lives in a jihad. Let us read these two very important verses:
9:111. Verily, Allâh has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allâh's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'ân. And who is truer to his covenant than Allâh? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .
9:112. (The believers whose lives Allâh has purchased are) those who repent to Allâh (from polytheism and hypocrisy, etc.), who worship Him, who praise Him, who fast (or go out in Allâh's Cause), who bow down (in prayer), who prostrate themselves (in prayer), who enjoin (people) for Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all what Islâm has ordained) and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds and all that Islâm has forbidden), and who observe the limits set by Allâh (do all that Allâh has ordained and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which Allâh has forbidden). And give glad tidings to the believers. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qu'ran)
The above verses tell us quite clearly that Allah repays the loan of the jihadists (in this case their lives) with the dwellings in paradise. If we were to link the monetary values on this deal of Allah, we must understand that this business deal of Allah is just like a banking transaction, a kind of futures market trading. The interest (in this case the lives of the jihadists) charged by Allah is indeed exceptionally high.
This business deal of Allah is certainly un‑Qu'ranic and therefore; un‑Islamic, to say the least. This is because in many verses in the Qu'ran, Allah has vehemently cursed the usurers. This was simply because during Muhammad's time most of the money lenders were Jews.
Thus, we note that to suit His purposes Allah simply violates His own business rules
Let us read a few verses on Allah's great distaste for the modern banking system which is primarily based on interest charges.
Allah has permitted trade; forbidden usury...2:275
Concerning this verse, ibn Kathir writes that usurers are pardoned for the first offence; repeated usurers are the companions of fire. Those who consume Riba will be resurrected while insane and suffering from seizures. (source)
Allah does not allow any usury whatsoever...3:130
Sins of the Jews are: usury, devouring people's substance; Allah has prepared a painful doom for them...4:161
Obviously, usury (Riba), as practiced by the infidels' banking system is grossly contemptuous to Allah. He has reserved severe punishment for indulging in such un‑Islamic business. Here is a sample test of Allah's punishment for a riba eater:
A usurer will be punished by stoning in a river of blood…(Sahih Bukhari, 3.34.298)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 298:
Narrated Samura bin Jundab:
The Prophet said, "This night I dreamt that two men came and took me to a Holy land whence we proceeded on till we reached a river of blood, where a man was standing, and on its bank was standing another man with stones in his hands. The man in the middle of the river tried to come out, but the other threw a stone in his mouth and forced him to go back to his original place. So, whenever he tried to come out, the other man would throw a stone in his mouth and force him to go back to his former place. I asked, 'Who is this?' I was told, 'The person in the river was a Riba-eater."
Allah conducts trading
Trading is Allah’s forte. He sustains His livelihood through business, banking and trading, Islamic of course.
Here are a few examples of the type of trading Allah prescribes for His followers (Muslims). Please note that among all the trading, Allah’s most favourite was slave-trading. Allah banned usury but had never outlawed Islamic slave-trading. It was exceedingly profitable, especially selling the vanquished infidels.
Gold for gold, wheat for wheat dates for dates, barley for barley—these are all acts of usury unless the transaction is on the spot… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.22.3342)
Slave trading is like trading in animal. Muhammad bought a slave for slaves… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.22.3352)
Practice slave trading, Abd Allah ibn Masud was a slave trader… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.23.3505)
One slave was sold for eight hundred (800) dirhams (US$ 4,000), another for seven hundred (700) dirhams (US$ 3,500)… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.29.3946, 3947)
The price of a male or a female slave is fifty dinars or five hundred dirhams… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.39.4563)
Do slave trading. Muhammad sold a slave for eight hundred (800) dirhams… (Sahih Bukhari 9.89.296)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 89, Number 296:
The Prophet came to know that one of his companions had given the promise of freeing his slave after his death, but as he had no other property than that slave, the Prophet sold that slave for 800 dirhams and sent the price to him.
Muhammad lived in a two-storey house and had a black slave; he traded in slaves... (Sahih Bukhari, 9.91.368)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 91, Number 368:
I came and behold, Allah's Apostle was staying on a Mashroba (attic room) and a black slave of Allah's Apostle was at the top if its stairs. I said to him, "(Tell the Prophet) that here is 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (asking for permission to enter)." Then he admitted me.
The following hadith in Sunaan Abu Dawud confirms that Muhammad had many slaves and was involved in slave-trade, including trading slaves for beautiful, young and sexy women.
Muhammad took Safiyyah as a slave-girl… (p 2.848, Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2 2987).
The above hadith is unavailable online. Let us read it from the print version:
Sunaan Abu Dawud, vol.ii, hadith number 2987:
Qatadah said: When the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) participated in a battle, there was for him a special portion which he took from where desired. Safiyyah was from that portion. But when he did not participate himself in his battle, a portion was taken out for him, but he had no choice.
In footnote 2409, the translator, Professor Ahmad Hasan writes:
Al-Nawawi is of the view that her name was Safiyyah before she was captivated. Some scholars hold that her name was Zainab, and she was called Safiyyah as the Prophet (may peace be upon him) took her as his special portion (‘Awn al-Ma’bud, III, 112)
The readers should note that the special portion of Islamic loot reserved for Muhammad was called Safi.
Muhammad traded a beautiful captive girl (Safiyyah) from Dihya for seven slaves…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.19.2991)
Let us read the above hadith from the print version:
Sunaan Abu Dawud, vol. ii, hadith number 2991:
Anas said: A beautiful slave-girl fell to Dihyah. The apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) purchased her for seven slaves. He then gave her to Umm Sulaim for decorating her and preparing her for marriage. The narrator Hammad said: I think he said: Safiyyah daughter of Huyayy should pass her waiting period in her (Umm Sulaim’s) house.
In verse 16:71 Allah exhorts the perpetuation of Islamic slavery system. Slave trading is good for Muslims—Allah has no hesitation in admitting, when He prescribes the institutionalized discrimination against the slaves. Therefore, it is impossible to eradicate Islamic slavery system.
Let us read this verse.
16:71. And Allâh has preferred some of you above others in wealth and properties. Then, those who are preferred will by no means hand over their wealth and properties to those (slaves) whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof. Do they then deny the Favour of Allâh? (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an).
Allah regards the unbelievers (non-Muslims) as slaves in the hands of the Muslims. Here is the proof:
A disbeliever is like a powerless slave, a believer is like a powerful owner of the slave…16:75
16:75. Allâh puts forward the example (of two men a believer and a disbeliever); a slave (disbeliever) under the possession of another, he has no power of any sort, and (the other), a man (believer) on whom We have bestowed a good provision from Us, and He spends thereof secretly and openly. Can they be equal? (By no means, not). All the praises and thanks be to Allâh. Nay! (But) most of them know not. (ibid).
Even the dead children of the unbelievers are not spared from the slavery of the Muslims. In verse 17:15 we read:
17:15. Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his ownself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear another's burden. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning). (ibid)
On the interpretation of this verse, ibn Kathir, sourcing from an authentic hadith writes that Muhammad said that the dead children of the Muslims are in paradise, being taken care of by Abraham, whereas; the children of the idolaters are the servants of the inmates of paradise. (Link).
Here are more examples of Muhammad's dealing with slaves, especially black slaves. One hadith clearly says that Muhammad traded two black slaves for one white slave. He surely had plenty of slaves (mostly black) to conduct such trading.
Muhammad traded two black slaves for one Arab (white) slave…(Sahih Muslim 10.3901)
Muhammad had a black slave named Anjasha…(Shaih Bukhari, 8.73.182)
In the raid of Khaybar, Muhammad acquired a black slave-boy named Midam…(Malik’s Muwatta 21.13.25)
Tabari lists seventeen slaves that Muhammad possessed. Some of them he traded, and some of them he set free for various reasons. (Tabari, 1990, pp ix.142-146).
Allah is an expert gynecologist and an obstetrician
There are ample records in the Qur’an and ahadith to
demonstrate that Allah has a special fascination towards women,
especially pretty, young and attractive women of child-bearing
One striking feature of Allah’s fixation with women is that He is very much an expert in menstruation cycles of women, their (pretty women’s) disposition in sexual matters and their reproduction system. In every hadith book we will certainly find huge chapters dealing exclusively with these gynaecological aspects, especially the period of women, as if women have nothing else to do but only to menstruate, get pregnant and bear children. Every hadith book has a chapter on this.
Here are some sample extracts from the core scriptures of Islam.
First, the Qur’an mentions about women’s period in this verse:
Menstruation is a disease; sex during menstruation is not allowed; after the period is over have sex in any manner, at any time and at any place; God loves those who are pure and clean...2:222
Allah also has prescribed Islamic solution to women’s period problems. Here are a few examples of Allah’s specialty in gynaecology:
After her period, a woman should use musk in her vulva…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.254)
Sunaan Nasai, vol.i, hadith number 254
‘A’ishah (Allah be pleased with her reported that a woman asked Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) how to wash herself after menstruation. He told her to wash herself and added: Take a piece of cotton cloth (soaked) with musk, and purify yourself with it. She said: How should I purify myself with it. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Praise be to Allah, purify yourself with it, and covered his face. ‘A’ishah (Allah be pleased with her) reported: I dragged her to my side and said to her: Apply this (cotton) to the trace of blood.
For prolong bleeding after menstruation cycle Allah recommends this… (Sunaan Nasai, 1.206):
Sunaan Nasai, vol.i, hadith number 206
‘A’ishah (Allah be pleased with her) reported : Umm Habibah bint Jahsh who was the wife of ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf and the sister of Zainab bint Jahsh asked for a verdict from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him): I am a woman whose blood keeps flowing (even after menstruation period). He (the Holy Prophet) said: This is not menstruation, but (blood from) a vein; so when the menstrual period ends, abandon prayer. ‘A’ishah (Allah be pleased with her) said: Umm Habibah took a bath at the time of every prayer and then offered prayer, and sometime she took a bath in the wash-tub placed in the apartment of her sister Zainab, till the redness of blood came over water and after taking bath she prayed along with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and this blood did not hinder her from offering prayer.
Allah says that women ejaculate sperm; their sperm is yellowish… (Sunaan Nasai, 1.198, 1.202)
Sunaan Nasai, vol. I, hadith number 198
‘A’ishah (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Umm Sulaim said: Allah’s Mesenger! Verily, Allah is not ashamed of Truth. Is bathing necessary for women when she sees in sleep what a man sees? The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied: Yes, she should take a bath. ‘A’ishah (Allah be pleased with her) then spoke to her. Silly! Does a woman also have emission? The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Let your hand be besmeared with dust. In what way does a child resemble her. (sic).
Sunaan Nasai, vol. I, hadith number 202
Anas (Allah be please with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Man’s discharge (i.e., sperm) is thick and white and the discharge of woman (sic) is thin and yellow, so the resemblance comes from the one whose genes prevail or dominate.
Here is another example of Allah’s proficiency in obstetrics and gynaecology:
Sperm is transformed into a clot of congealed blood, then the foetus becomes a lump, then bones, then Allah clothes bones with flesh then into another creature; Allah is the best of creators (there are many creators)…23:14
The most eminent Islamic scholar, Imam Ghazali wrote that a woman ejaculates sperm. He wrote in Ihya Uloom Ed-Din:
If you ejaculate your semen before your wife ejaculates her semen then you are a weak man. (Tr. Fazl-ul-Karim, 1993, p.2.38)
In a ahadith we find more examples of Allah’s expertise with gynecology and midwifery.
Here are a few samples.
Allah sends an angel in to the womb of a pregnant woman (long hadith)… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.54.430).
Allah has appointed an angel for a womb who monitors the progress of pregnancy of a woman… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.55.550).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 550:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Allah has appointed an angel in the womb, and the angel says, 'O Lord! A drop of discharge (i.e. of semen), O Lord! a clot, O Lord! a piece of flesh.' And then, if Allah wishes to complete the child's creation, the angel will say. 'O Lord! A male or a female? O Lord! wretched or blessed (in religion)? What will his livelihood be? What will his age be?' The angel writes all this while the child is in the womb of its mother."
Allah engages an angel in charge of the uterus; then the angel asks 'male or female?'... (Sahih Bukhari, 8.77.594
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 77, Number 594:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Allah puts an angel in charge of the uterus and the angel says, 'O Lord, (it is) semen! O Lord, (it is now) a clot! O Lord, (it is now) a piece of flesh.' And then, if Allah wishes to complete its creation, the angel asks, 'O Lord, (will it be) a male or a female? A wretched (an evil doer) or a blessed (doer of good)? How much will his provisions be? What will his age be?' So all that is written while the creature is still in the mother's womb."
When the drop of semen remains in the womb for forty or fifty days or forty nights the angels then comes and asks Allah whether it will be good or evil, whether male or female, its deeds, actions, its death, livelihood……….all these are recorded. This document is the final and no addition or subtraction is done in it…(Sahih Muslim, 33.6392)
Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6392:
Hudhaifa b. Usaid reported directly from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) that he said: When the drop of (semen) remains in the womb for forty or fifty (days) or forty nights, the angel comes and says: My Lord, will he be good or evil? And both these things would be written. Then the angel says: My Lord, would he be male or female? And both these things are written. And his deeds and actions, his death, his livelihood; these are also recorded. Then his document of destiny is rolled and there is no, addition to and subtraction from it.
Allah appoints an angel as the caretaker of the womb; the angel monitors and sends info. to Allah like, ‘now it is a drop of semen, now it is a clot of blood, it is now a lump of flesh….etc’; Allah gives it a final shape; then the angel asks, ‘male or female? Evil person or a good person? Livelihood and his age?’ These are all written down as it is in the womb of its mother… (Sahih Muslim, 33.6397)
Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6397:
Anas b. Malik reported directly from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) that he said: Allah, the Exlated (sic) and Glorious, has appointed an angel as the caretaker of the womb, and he would say: My Lord, it is now a drop of semen; my Lord, It is now a clot of blood; my Lord, it has now become a lump of flesh, and when Allah decides to give it a final shape, the angel says: My Lord, would it be male or female or would he be an evil or a good person? What about his livelihood and his age? And it is all written as he is in the womb of his mother.
Allah put His hand on the back of Adam and brought forward Adam’s offspring destined for Paradise, then Allah put his hand again on the back of Adam and brought forward the offspring of Adam destined for hell… (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.40.4686)
Allah does mutation biology
In several verses in the Qur’an Allah says that in the past He had transformed some of Jews into monkeys and pigs. We might laugh at these cock–and–bull stories. Nevertheless, hang on. These deeds of Allah are not figurative, as we might think. Most Islamist scholars believe that Allah has the necessary technology and expertise just to do this—the mutation biology. They will even direct our attention to gene-splicing techniques, crop mutation, GMF, stem cell research, the cloning technology and what not. Of course, all these sciences are available in the Qur’an and hadith. The infidels found them because they studied these Islamic scriptures seriously. The Muslims had failed hopelessly because they had forgotten the contents of the Qur’an! In fact, the non–Muslims are stealing all the scientific ideas from the Qur’an while the Muslims are in deep slumber. These erudite scholars (mostly living in west) will let us believe such incredible, convoluted idea.
Let us read Allah’s science on mutation biology as contained in the Qur’an and hadith.
Some Jews (Children of Israel) desecrated the Sabbath so Allah turned them into apes...2:65
This is what ibn Kathir writes on the interpretation of the above verse:
They began using deceitful means to avoid honouring the Sabbath by placing nets, ropes and artificial pools of water for the purpose of fishing before the Sabbath. When the fish came in abundance on Saturday as usual, they were caught in the ropes and nets for the rest of Saturday. During the night, the Jews collected the fish after the Sabbath ended. When they did that, Allah changed them from humans into monkeys, the animals having the form closest to humans; the young people turned into howling monkeys with tails while the older people were turned into swine. They lived on earth only for three days. They did not eat, drink or had offspring. (source)
Allah converted the corrupt people of Moses (Jews, who violated the Sabbath) into apes...7:166
Some unbelievers (Jews) were transformed into apes (monkeys), some to swine (pigs)...5:60
Allah could transform human into any other unimaginable form and He could hasten the resurrection day…17:51
Allah has fixed our day of death; He can change our form and create us in unknown forms...56:60-61
Allah gives us whatever form He desires...82:8
Let us read this hadith from Sahih Bukhari:
On the resurrection day Abraham will meet his father Azar whose face will be dark and dust-covered… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.55.569
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 569:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection Abraham will meet his father Azar whose face will be dark and covered with dust. (The Prophet Abraham will say to him): 'Didn't I tell you not to disobey me?' His father will reply: 'Today I will not disobey you.' 'Abraham will say: 'O Lord! You promised me not to disgrace me on the Day of Resurrection; and what will be more disgraceful to me than cursing and dishonouring my father?' Then Allah will say (to him):' 'I have forbidden Paradise for the disbelievers." Then he will be addressed, 'O Abraham! Look! What is underneath your feet?' He will look and there he will see a Dhabh (an animal,) blood-stained, which will be caught by the legs and thrown in the (Hell) Fire."
Agreeing with the above hadith, the translator of Sahih Bukhari, Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan writes that Allah will indeed transform Abraham’s father into an animal… (Summarized Sahih Bukhari, 1994. p 663, Hadis number 1407, O.B. 4.569, footnote 1)
Allah conducts artificial insemination
In part 2(ii), we read how Allah created Jesus Christ by implanting His ‘spirit’ inside Mary’s womb. Even the most celebrated tafsir writer, Ibn Kathir fully agrees that Allah’s ‘spirit’ or soul was inserted inside Mary’s womb by Allah’s angel Gabriel who is also known as Ruhul Quddus. For more on this please read the relevant section of part 2(ii) and consult verse 19:16–23.
Ibn Kathir writes that Jibril blew into the opening of the garment that she (Mary) was wearing. Then the breath descended until it entered into her vagina and she conceived the child (Jesus). (see verse 19:22 and part 2 (ii) of this essay).
Therefore, if ibn Kathir is correct, either Allah or Gabriel must be the father of Jesus. Allah/Gabriel must had performed artificial insemination on Mary to make her pregnant.
Allah does business with Islam
As mentioned previously, Allah is an astute banker. Not only that He is meticulous with all fiduciary matters, He, in fact, conducts business with Islam. Allah’s specialty is Islam. The religion of Islam is the product which He sells for a profit. The following verses will remove our doubt on the business-like attitude of Allah vis–a–vis Islam.
Allah guarantees return for charity; it is like a business transaction… 35:29
If you hide your wealth from Allah or refuse to donate to Allah, He will reveal all the secrets of your wealth… 47:37
Allah's offer (Islam is like a business deal) is a bargain (this is a motivation for the suicide bombers)... 61:10
Fight for the cause of Islam with your property and person (it is a bargain from Allah; it motivates the suicide bombers)... 61:11
In return for fighting for Allah, He forgives sins and guarantees beautiful mansions in the gardens of eternity (fighting and dying for Islam is a bargain from Allah; it motivates the suicide bombers)... 61:12
The second bargain is the help from Allah and a guaranteed victory.. .61:13
The believers fight in the cause of Allah; they kill and get killed; this is the doctrine of Allah; He has purchased the lives and goods of the believers in exchange for booty and paradise; their obligation is the willingness to kill and get killed in a fight; this is the pledge of Allah in the Torah, Gospel and the Qur’an (these verses motivate the suicide bombers)… 9:111-112
Hypocrites prevent the genuine believers from contributing money for jihad but Allah is the owner of all treasures… 63:7
In a Tirmidhi hadith we note that Allah supplies seventy-two exquisitely pretty, sexy, and vivacious virgin women to each jihadist. This is quite similar to the supply of call-girls or prostitutes to prospective clients to secure lucrative business contracts. In Business Language we call it ‘entertaining the client.’ Allah also has business clients. They are, of course, jihadists, suicide bombers, Islamist killers, and Islamist terrorists, as well as Islamic scholars, Maulanas, Maulovis, Pirs, Mullahs, Ayatollahs…and so on. Allah entertains them with divine prostitutes to secure the contract to fight infidels through terror and/or suicide bombing.
Let us read this hadith (hadith number 1067):
Narrated Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'dikarib
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "The martyr receives six good things from Allah: he is forgiven at the first shedding of his blood; he is shown his abode in Paradise; he is preserved from the punishment in the grave; he is kept safe from the greatest terror; he has placed on his head the crown of honour, a ruby of which is better than the world and what it contains; he is married to seventy-two wives of the maidens with large dark eyes; and is made intercessor for seventy of his relatives."
Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it. (Tirmidhi hadith number 1067 quoted from ALIM CD ROM)
To secure the most profitable business contract Allah even promises His customers with infidel women having pleasant vaginas, Pharaoh’s wives, permanent erection, and instant sons.
Let us read about these incredible business deals of Allah.
Sunaan Ibn Majah, vol. v, hadith number 4337:
Anas 'Umama (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, :Allah will not admit anyone in the Paradise but Allah, the Mighty and glorious will marry him with seventy two wives, two will be from virgins (haurine) with big eyes and seventy, will be his inheritance from the people of the Hell-Fire. Everyone of them will have a pleasant vagina and he (the man) will have sexual organ that does not bend down (during sexual intercourse).
Hisham b. Khalid says, The words "out of his inheritance (due) from the denizens of the Fire", mean men who will enter the Fire and the inmates of the Paradise will inherit their wives just as the Faraoh’s wife will be inherited (by the believers).
According to al-Zawaid, its isnad has some controversy. al-Ajali has declared Khalid b. Yazid b. Abi Malik reliable while Imam Ahmad, Ibn Mu'in, Abu Dawud, Nasa'I, Ibn Jarud Sahl, ‘Uqali etc., have declare (sic) Ahmad b. salih al-Masri da'if.
Sunaan Ibn Majah, vol. v, Hadith number 4338:
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “ When a believer will wish a son in the Paradise, its conception and its birth will happen in one single hour as he wishes.”
Another business enterprise of Allah is the collection of Zakat, the compulsory contribution by every Muslim for the cause of Allah. Sunaan Abu Dawud informs us that A Zakat collector fights in the cause of Allah till he returns home from his collection duty... (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 19.2930)
Sunaan Abu Dawud Book 19, Number 2930: Narrated Rafi' ibn Khadij:
I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: The official who collects sadaqah (zakat) in a just manner is like him who fights in Allah's path till he returns home.
Allah is a marriage celebrant; He had conducted Muhammad's marriages
Allah is an idol-maker; He created the idols of Abraham’s people
Allah collects protection money from non-Muslims
Allah permitted only Muhammad to conduct raids and plunder
Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1058:
Jabir b. 'Abdullah al-Ansari reported: The Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: I have been conferred upon five (things) which were not granted to anyone before me (and these are): Every apostle was sent particularly to his own people, whereas I have been sent to all the red and the black, the spoils of war have been made lawful for me, and these were never made lawful to anyone before me, and the earth has been made sacred and pure and mosque for me, so whenever the time of prayer comes for any one of you he should pray whenever he is, and I have been supported by awe (by which the enemy is overwhelmed) from the distance (which one takes) one month to cover and I have been granted intercession.
Allah permitted only Muhammad to: 1. sermonize with weighty words 2. terrorize people 3. commit plunder and take booty 4. conquer the entire earth 5. a messenger for all mankind 6. proclaim himself as the last and the final Prophet…(Sahih Muslim, 4.1062)
Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1062:
Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects: I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): spoils have been made lawful to me: the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; I have been sent to all mankind and the line of prophets is closed with me.
Allah worries a lot; He is fearful that He might not be worshipped
Allah knows everything in heavens and on earth; no secret conspiracy could be done without Him being aware of it; if three people conspire then Allah is the fourth person as witness…and so on…58:7
Allah made known to Muhammad what secret of Muhammad's wives divulge to each other (Allah spied on Muhammad’s wives)...66:3
If Muhammad's two wives (Aisha and Hafsa) conspire against Muhammad, then his protector will be Allah, Gabriel, righteous believers and the angels...66:4
Allah appointed Muhammad as His distributor
One of the most important activities of Allah is to distribute the spoils of plunder (today, it is the plunder from Islamist terrorism). He appointed Muhammad as His sole distributor for this purpose. The following hadith tells us that Allah bestows and Muhammad is the distributor of Allah
In sura Anfal (sura 8) Allah had legislated the rule of booty distribution: All Islamic booty belongs to Allah, and Muhammad must get twenty percent commission (that is, one-fifth) of the total loot collected from an Islamic plunder. After Muhammad’s death this distributorship rested with the Caliphs (Muhammad’s representatives). Currently, it is not clear who has inherited Allah’s distributorship. Could it be the Quraysh ruler of Saudi Arabia or any imam or Sheikh of an Islamic community that is engaged in Islamist terrorism and plunder?
Let us read the relevant verses from this sura:
8:1 They ask you (O Muhammad) about the spoils of war. Say: "The spoils are for Allâh and the Messenger." So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you, and obey Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad), if you are believers. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an).
On the context of this verse, ibn Kathir writes that in Badr war, one fighter cherished a sword which he had captured in a battle; he wanted that sword for himself. Muhammad told him that all booty belongs to him and Allah. Then he told the fighter that Allah had permitted him to give the sword to the fighter. Another context of this verse is that the Muslims had intense dispute over the spoils of the Badr war. In exasperation, Allah revealed that all loot of an Islamic jihad (read Islamic plunder) belonged only to Him and Muhammad (source).
The conclusion from the above verse is: Allah gets the booty from an Islamic plunder, Muhammad distributes it according to Allah’s rule.
8:41. And know that whatever of war-booty that you may gain, verily one-fifth (1/5th) of it is assigned to Allâh, and to the Messenger, and to the near relatives [of the Messenger (Muhammad)], (and also) the orphans, Al-Masâkin (the poor) and the wayfarer, if you have believed in Allâh and in that which We sent down to Our slave (Muhammad) on the Day of criterion (between right and wrong), the Day when the two forces met (the battle of Badr) - And Allâh is Able to do all things. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an).
The readers should note that the Islamic word for Allah’s commission for Muhammad (one-fifth or twenty percent) of Islamic loot is known as Khums. The Islamic name for Islamic loot is known as Ghanimah.
Ibn Kathir writes that orphans in the above verse refer only to Muslim orphans and Allah has specifically sanctioned loots of jihad only to the Muslims. Muhammad’s booty is Allah’s booty; surrendering one-fifth of booty is part of Islam. The share designated for Allah and Muhammad is the same. Ghanimah refers to war spoils captured from the disbelievers, using armies and instruments of war. As for `Fai', it refers to the property of the disbelievers that they forfeit in return for peace, what they leave behind when they die and have no one to inherit from them, and the Jizyah (tribute tax) and Khiraj (property tax) (source).
Here is a hadith which affirms that Muhammad is the only distributor of Allah…(Sahih Muslim, 2.2260)
Sahih Muslim Book 005, Number 2260:
Abd al-Rahman b. Auf reported: I heard Mu'awiya b. Abu Sufyan saying in an address that he had heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: He to whom Allah intends to do good, He gives him insight into religion. And I am only the distributor while Allah is the Bestower.
Allah gives fragrance to souls based on the souls’ religion
The souls of believers (Muslims) have beautiful smells. One of Allah’s activities is to sift the dead souls, select the Muslims’ souls, and suffuse them with exquisite fragrance.
Let us read the following verses.
Every soul has a protector over it (i.e., every human being is protected by an angel)...86:4
Two angels take the soul of dead person into the sky to Allah; if the soul is a believer’s then it has a beautiful fragrance; if the soul is of a non-believer then it has a foul smell (long hadith)…(Sahih Muslim, 40.6867)
Let us read a shorter version of a similar hadith from Sunaan Nasai.
During death, a Muslim’s soul comes out with the sweetest fragrance of musk, the unbeliever’s soul with the stench of a rotten corpse… (Sunaan Nasai, 2.1836)
Sunaan Nasai, vol.ii, hadith number 1836:
Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as saying: When a believer’s death is near the angels of mercy bring a piece of white silk and say, “Come out pleased and accepted to Allah’s rest and provision and to a Lord who is not angry.” Then the soul comes out with a fragrance like that of the sweetest musk, they pass him from one to another till they bring him to the gates of heaven, and say, “How sweet is this fragrance which has come to you from the earth!” then (sic) they bring him to the of souls of the believers, and they are happier over seeing him than any of you are when one has been away from home back. They ask him, “How is so and so? How is so and so? Then they say, “Leave him alone just now, for he has just come from the grief of the world.” He replies, “He has died. Has he come to you?” and they say, “He has been taken to his destination, the pit.” When an infidel’s death is near the angels of punishment bring him hair-cloth and say, “Come out, displeased and subject to displeasure, to the punishment from Allah who is Great and Glorious.” The soul comes out with a stench like the most unpleasing stench of a corpse, they take him to the gate of the earth and say, “How offensive is this odour!” They finally bring him to the souls of infidels.
The Qur’an was written by pious human scribes and it also contains Muhammad’s words, Allah admits, after all
The most important activity of Allah is of course, to write the Qur’an and amend it from time to time. Bizarrely though, when one studies the Qur’an very carefully, one is amazed at the number of times Allah has used human to construct it. The Islamists scholars are adamant that every word in the Qur’an is the word of Allah, presumably written with His own hand. However, read the Qur’an, front to back, several times, and any reader—even a high school kid will point out humongous blunders in it. No, we are not talking about the scientific errors, grammatical mistakes or the enormous number of contradictory statements embedded in the Qur’an. This is about the clear proof of human hand in the construction of the Qur’an. No matter how much Allah had tried, He left his trail of unmistakable signs of errors—Allah, after all does not seem to be that smart.
There are at least two verses in the Qur’an where Allah admits that Muhammad (or a messenger) had written some Qur’anic verses. We might find it unbelievable. However, let us read the following verses.
The Qur’an is the Word of an honourable messenger (Muhammad)…81:19-20
YUSUFALI: Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger, [Q 81.19]
YUSUFALI: Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the
Throne, [Q 81.20 ]
Many Islamist scholars, unable to defend, concoct that those two verses refer to Gabriel, the Messenger of Allah. Even then, those verses point that the Qur’an contains Gabriel’s words and not Allah’s.
In addition, how about the following verses where Allah unhesitatingly admits that human were involved to write the mighty Qur’an? Please read the following verses to judge the claim by the Islamist scholars that every word in the Qur’an is the word of Allah.
Allah swears by the seen and the unseen that the Qur’an is the word of an honoured apostle… (69:38-40
The Qur’an is written by the hands of pious and just scribes (Allah’s admission of human hands in the Qur’an)...80:15-16
If readers have time, please read the following verses diligently and see if you agree with the comments inserted inside the brackets.
Allah bears witness (who is talking here Allah or Muhammad?) that none is to be worshipped except Him…3:18
Allah enters the day into night and vice versa, gives life to the dead, death to life and sustenance to whomever He likes (Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)…3:29
The believers responded to the call of Muhammad (who is talking here—Allah or someone else?)…3:193-194
The believers bring good to themselves; the unbelievers bring detriment to themselves (the words ‘I am not a keeper over you is’ clearly words of Muhammad)…6:104
Qur’an is explained in detail; never doubt the books sent before the Qur’an; it is the source of all laws (Torah, Gospel) (the words, ‘Shall I seek for judge other than Allah?’ are clearly Muhammad’s words)...6:114
Only Allah, who had revealed the Qur’an is Muhammad’s protector (is not Muhammad talking here?); He helps the righteous people…7:196
Allah (who is talking here Allah, or another person?) forgave Muhammad even though he should have forced the reluctant jihadists to join in fighting (Tabuk), because only those who tell the verified truth of inability to fight are exempted from fighting...9:43
Do not worship two Allahs; there is only one Allah, worship Him (is Allah a male?) alone (Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)...16:51
The idolaters assign a portion of food to their idols even though that food was sent by Allah; Allah swears by Himself that they would be questioned (Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)…16:56
Allah swears by Himself that He had sent apostles before Muhammad but Satan had mislead them and Allah will punish those messengers (Muhammad is talking here, he is swearing by Allah)...16:63
Allah is holy and glorified; He is above all (who is talking here, Muhammad or Allah?)…17:43
An angel narrates Allah’s wishes (here and angel is talking not Allah?)…19:9
Angels (Gabriel?) comes down only with the permission of Allah (here Gabriel is talking and not Allah?)…19:64
Allah swears by Himself that He will gather all the unbelievers in hell and bring them to their knees (who are talking here? Allah or an angel, Gabriel?)...19:68
Muhammad said (as per tr. of Dr M. Muhsin Khan) Allah knows every word spoken in heaven and earth (Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)...21:4
If there were Allahs besides Allah, there would be chaos (who is talking here, Allah or Muhammad?)…21:22
Muhammad implored Allah for His fair justice and to protect him from the unbelievers (here Muhammad is talking, not Allah, Dr M Muhsin Khan even writes so)…21:112
All prophets were, at times, inspired by Satan (this is the abrogating verse for 53:19-20 dealing with the goddesses al-Lat, Uzza, Manat; Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)...22:52
The passage from night to day and from day to night is Allah's creation (Muhammad or an angel is talking here and not Allah)…22:61
Allah sends down rains and is cognizant of all affairs (who is talking here? an angel, perhaps)…22:63
Ships sail by Allah's command and he prevents the heavenly bodies (i.e. sky) from crashing on to earth (who is talking here, an angel perhaps)…22:65
Exalt Allah, He is the owner of the Throne (Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)…23:116
Each angel has a specific job; all of them worship Allah standing in lines (here, the angel is talking and not Allah?)…37:165-166
Allah is glorified and honourable (who is talking here—the angels or Allah himself?); He is free from the attributes of the pagans…37:180
Allah (or the angels) wishes peace on the prophets (is Allah talking here, or the angels)…37:181
All praises are to Allah (is Allah talking here or the angels?)…37:182
Allah gives life and death and has the ability to do anything; the repentant and righteous family members (father, wives and children) go to paradise (Muhammad or an angel is speaking here and not Allah)...40:8
Whoever protects a person from falling in sin will receive Allah’s mercy (Muhammad or an angel is speaking here and not Allah)…40:9
On the resurrection day, Allah Himself will reply all questions (who is speaking here Allah or Muhammad?)…40:16
Allah is the most efficient in dispensing justice (Allah or Muhammad is speaking here?)…40:17
Muhammad is worried about the fate of his believers on the resurrection day; they will try to escape Allah’s wrath but there will be no one to help them run away from Allah’s punishment (here Muhammad is talking and not Allah)…40:32-33
He is Allah, the creator and the sustainer of everything, none but Allah is to be worshipped (here Muhammad or some other being is speaking and not Allah)…40:62
Allah decides on matters of disputes in the Qur’an; Muhammad relies upon Allah (Muhammad is speaking here and not Allah)...42:10
Jesus preached the right path (Islam) (who is speaking here, Muhammad, Jesus or Allah?)…43:64
Allah swears by Muhammad’s statement; Allah knows that people will not believe Muhammad (who is speaking here, Allah, Muhammad or a third entity, an angel perhaps?)...43:88
Do not believe anything other than Allah's sign (this verse is used by the Qur’an only followers e.g. Rashad Khalifa. In this verse another entity is speaking, certainly not Allah)...45:6
Those who listened to Muhammad but did not believe, Allah has sealed their hearts (who is speaking/talking here—Allah or someone else?)…47:16
Allah curses those who do not sincerely fight for Allah against their kith and kin (who is talking/speaking here—Allah or Muhammad?)...47:22-23
Allah swears (or is it Muhammad talking to himself) by himself, i.e., by the Lord of the heavens and the earth…51:23
An angel says that he was sent by Allah (here angel or Muhammad is talking and not Allah)…51:50
Muhammad is not being misled (is Allah or an angel is talking here?)…53:2
Allah created the seven heavens in layers with perfection (here someone is talking about Allah, not Allah Himself) …67:3
There is no question on the punishment of Allah for the disbelievers (a third person is talking here, not Allah)…70:1-3
Allah swears by the lord of all points in the east (varying rising points of the sun) and the west (varying setting points of the sun); He could easily substitute the unbelievers with better men (is Muhammad talking in this verse?)...70:40-41
Only Allah chooses a believer (who is speaking here—Allah or Muhammad?); the sinners will be in the shadow of three columns of smoke, no coolness but full of blazing fire...77:29-31
Muhammad (is not Muhammad talking here?) requests for a short respite for the unbelievers...86:17
Allah (or is it Muhammad talking here?) swears by Adam and by the city (Mecca?) where Muhammad lives…90:1-3
Allah is the best of all judges (Muhammad is talking here and not Allah)...95:8
Allah torments people in their graves
This part of essay will remain incomplete if we do not delve into another obsession of Allah. This obsession is the torture in graves. Islam promises eternal hell for the unbelievers and permanent paradise for the Muslims. However, many Muslims/non-Muslims are unaware that the hellish torture starts the very moment an infidel’s corpse enters into a grave.
According to Sahih Bukhari (2.23.450, 451; 6.60.221) verse 14:27 was revealed about the punishment in graves. This verse reads:
14:27. Allâh will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world (i.e. they will keep on worshipping Allâh Alone and none else), and in the Hereafter. And Allâh will cause to go astray those who are Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), and Allâh does what He wills. (Tr. Hilali and Khan, the Noble Qur’an)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 23, Number 450:
Narrated Al-Bara' bin 'Azib :
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "When a faithful believer is made to sit in his grave, then (the angels) come to him and he testifies that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle. And that corresponds to Allah's statement: Allah will keep firm those who believe with the word that stands firm . . . (14.27).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 451:
Same as above and added, "Allah will keep firm those who believe . . . (14.27) was revealed concerning the punishment of the grave."
Therefore, if any non-Muslim deludes himself that the Islamic hell is only after the judgement, then he has shocking news. The moment the infidel dies and buried in a grave, Allah immediately sends two angels (Munkar and Nakir) to assess the faith of the deceased. Munkar and Nakir, the two angels of grave have black faces and blue eyes; they will question the deceased person in his grave; when satisfied with the answer regarding Muhammad and Islam, these angels will increase the volume of the Muslim’s grave to 4900 cubic feet and light the grave and will instruct the Muslim to have a peaceful sleep; for a hypocrite his grave sides will be squeezed so much so, that his bones are crushed.
If the deceased is an infidel then he is tortured immensely; his grave size is diminished to such an extent as to crush his bones. Then the angels show him his permanent abode in hell.
Let us read the following hadith from Tirmidhi:
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: When the dead body (of a Muslim) is buried in the grave there appear before him two Angels, both having black faces and blue eyes. One is called Munkar and the other is called Nakir and they say: Say what you have to say about this person and he will say: He is the servant of Allah and His Messenger. I bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger and they both will say: We already knew that you would say this. Then his grave will be expanded to the extent of 4900 square cubic feet and it will be illuminated, then it will be said to him: Go to sleep and he will say: I intend to go to my family in order to inform them and they would say: Go to sleep like the sleep of a newly wedded bride whom no one awakens but one who is dearest to her amongst his family members. Only Allah would resurrect him from his resting place. If he (the dead) were a hypocrite he will say: I heard people making a statement (pertaining to the oneness of Allah and the apostlehood of Muhammad) and I said the same but I do not know. And they would say: We already knew that you would say this and the earth will be told to press him and it will press him till his ribs are clasped together and he will not be relieved of the torment till Allah resurrects him from his resting-place.
Transmitted by Tirmidhi. (Tirmidhi Hadith number 44 quoted from ALIM CD ROM)
Here is another similar hadith from Sunaan Nasai.
Allah sends angels to the graves of believers and unbelievers to question them (Sunaan Nasai, 2.2055)
Sunaan Nasai, vol. ii, hadith number 2055:
Anas (Allah be please with him) reported (sic)Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) having said: When the servant is placed in his grave and his companions retrace their footsteps and he listens the noise of the footsteps, then two angels come to him and make him sit and say to him: What you have to say about this person Muhammad? (the Holy Prophet) (sic) If he is a believer, he would say: I bear testimony to the fact that he is a servant of Allah and His Messenger. Then it would be said to him: Look to your seat in Hell-fire, for Allah has substituted (your seat) with a seat in Paradise. Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: He would be shown both the seats. But a non-believer or a hypocrite will say to the angels: I do not know, but I used to say what the people used to say. It will be said to him neither did you know nor did you take the guidance by reciting the Qur’an. Then he will be hit with an iron hammer between his two ears, and he will cry and that cry will be heard by whatever approaches him accept human beings and jinns.
Sa’d b. Muadh’s grave was first compressed and then expanded; seventy thousand angels had attended Sa’d’s funeral…(Sunaan Nasai, 2.2059)
Sunaan Nasai, vol. ii, hadith number 2059
Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as saying: This is the one (i.e. Sa’d bin Mu’adh Ansari) on account of whom the throne moved, for who the gates of heaven were opened, and whose funeral seventy thousand angels attended. He was compressed, but afterwards the pressure was removed from him.
Ninety-nine poisonous dragons bite a non-Muslim in his grave; their breathing air will destroy all verdure on earth…(Tirmidhi, 46)
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: There dominate ninety-nine dragons over the unbeliever in the grave. They (constantly) bite him and sting him till there comes the hour (of resurrection). (These dragons are so poisonous) that if one of them exhales on the Earth, no verdure will ever grow upon it.
Reported by Darimi, Tirmidhi transmitted something similar but he said seventy instead of ninety-nine. (Tirmidhi hadith number 46 quoted from ALIM CD ROM)
Here are a few more ahadith (summarised) on Allah’s fixation with the torment of non-Muslims in their graves.
Unbelievers are tortured in graves... (Sahih Bukhari, 2.23.443)
Punishment in grave is the punishment by the angels...(Sahih Bukhari, 2.23.456)
Jews are punished in graves...(Sahih Bukhari, 2.23.457)
Muhammad sought Allah’s refuge from the punishment of grave…(Sahih Bukhari, 2.23.458)
The dead are really punished in graves; all animals except humans can hear the sound of their punishment... (Sahih Bukhari 8.75.377)
Inmates of graves are tormented…(ibn Majah, 1.347)
Angels carry souls; good souls go to paradise, bad souls remain in graves…(ibn Majah, 5.4262)
In graves, the angels demonstrate glimpses of paradise and hell…(ibn Majah, 5.4268)
Upon burial in a grave, a Muslim will rise up, see the setting sun and offer prayer…(Tirmidhi, 50)
A Muslim will sit up after being buried in his grave; angels will ask him questions about Islam and Muhammad…(Tirmidhi, 51)
A good soul will be taken to Allah to reside in paradise; a bad soul will be grieved in boiling liquid and then returned to the grave of the deceased…(Tirmidhi, 510)
When a Muslim is buried, the grave will expand its dimension to infinity and show the dead Muslim the door of paradise; for an infidel, the grave will squeeze and seventy dragons will take charge of the infidel…(Tirmidhi, 1429).
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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@example.com.