We are living in the age of fast-food; everything we want instantly. Nobody has the time and interest to read, analyze & scrutiny religious scriptures, regardless of all religions. But we do have time to re-schedule our important work for the sake of attending prayers. Since we discuss Islam in this website, it is our obligation to our Muslim readers that they should not read the contents of our articles with surface interest and forget it later on, but to scrutiny it in depth with the references given for each quote, by surfing the internet. Islamic websites never give any reference to their water downed quotes fearing that it may stimulate the readers to surf more on that subject, which will lead them to the actual devastating parts of their scriptures.
It is not an easy task to find out the deceptive tricks from the ocean of books that the ancient Islamic ‘scholars’ have produced and the present Islamic ‘scholars’ are still producing to deceive and confuse the ignorant subjects, so as to satisfy the Islamic rulers, because Islam is not a religion, but a dangerous political ideology. The Muslim apologist of our time also follows the same trick to protect their paymasters – the rulers of the Islamic nations.
As the ex-brothers in Islam, it is our humble request especially to our Muslim readers to verify the quotes that we are bringing to you in the Quran and hadiths collections, or by surfing in the internet. Our main object is to open the eyes of our Muslim brethren, and also to prevent the non-Muslims from the potholes, who are tempted by the deceptive propaganda of Islam. Our hardship should not go in vain. Please share the message among our Muslim brethren and the non-Muslim brethren as well, after you are convinced fully from our findings.
IMPORTANCE OF CAMELS TODAY
Today almost every Arab has his own car as the means of transportation. In this regard they became so practical that they forgot the Sunnah of Muhammad to use camel as their means of transportation. The exploration of oil in the early decades of the 20th century changed their life style entirely, and the strength of petro dollars brought them to such a level that they forgot the basic Sunnas of Muhammad, starting from the usage of camel, to the usage of odd stones to clean their private parts, after the call of nature. Today, the camels are unattended herds of Saudi Arabia that causes nuisance on some of the off-city highways, causing accidents. Saudi Arabia – the cradle of Islam – is today the best example to have the maximum number of hypocrites in it.
ROLE OF CAMELS IN THE HISTORY OF ISLAM
The necessity of taking this topic on ‘camel’ is to shed a light on Muhammad’s greed on wealth. The general concept of the world population on Muhammad and his companions is they ‘strived hard’ in Allah’s way (i.e.taken part in Jihad) to bring the non-Muslims on the right path. In fact Muhammad and his bandit companions don’t wanted the people to embrace Islam. They actually wanted to eradicate the non-Muslims from the Arab peninsula by killing or banish them. In this way Muhammad and his bandit companions became the sole proprietors of the properties, wives and children of the non-Muslims. Muhammad become the sole owner of the entire gold and silver ceased from the non-Muslims, and he shared the remaining wealth, properties, livestock, women and children among his bandit companions after taking a large portion of it in different names:
Abu Dawud : Book 19 : Hadith 3000 : Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar: The Prophet fought with the people of Khaybar, and captured their palm-trees and land, and forced them to remain confined to their fortresses. So they concluded a treaty of peace providing that gold, silver and weapons would go to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him),…..”
Malik : Book 21 : Hadith 21.13.25 : Abu Hurayra said, "We went out with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in the year of Khaybar. We did not capture any gold or silver (i.e. which is exclusively for Muhammad) except for personal effects, clothes, and baggage…..”
To safeguard his abducted gold and silver, Muhammad promoted the ‘camels’ as the symbol of wealth, and he went to such a lower level to offer prayers in-front of camel, to promote it as the symbol of holy among his companions. To emphasize his greedy ambitions he fabricated lot of quotes on camels in his Quran and hadiths. It is impossible to bring all those information in this tiny article, but it is quite interesting to know some of these facts on camels.
SAHAABAS GOT UPSET ON A VILLAGE OF NON-MUSLIMS CONVERT TO ISLAM
Neither Muhammad nor his Sahaba’s real intention was to convert the non-Muslims to their ‘Religion of peace’. In fact they wanted to kill or deport the non-Muslims from the Arab peninsula with bare hands and enjoy their wealth without any interruption. Muhammad’s companions get shocked when some of the entire non-Muslim villages prepared to embrace Islam according to Muhammad’s demand:
Abu Dawud : Book 3 : Hadith 5062 : A Muslim galloped ahead and warned a village that they would be protected if they became Muslims. They did so. The other Muslims complained that the first Muslim deprived them of booty.
This is their way of striving hard on ‘Allah’s cause’!!
SIGN OF A RICH MAN – NUMBER OF CAMELS HE POSSESSES
Islam is absolutely not a religion, but a political ideology invented by Muhammad behind the mask of religion. Islam’s scriptures tell us all about a shepherd boy’s dream to become a tyrant of Arab nation, and the way, how he achieved his targets. The boy knew very well of the painful outcome of showing kindness and love to the people, from the life story of Jesus. So, our greedy shepherd boy had chosen the path of treachery, violence and barbarism to achieve his goals. During this course he broke the centuries old customs and moral values of the Arab society. After terrorizing and killing the non-believers, he uses to covet their women to be used as sex slaves, and their children as servants and the warriors. He loots their livestock and distributed some of it among his bandit companions, after keeping the huge portion of booty for him. He looted the non-Muslims in such a way that in a short period of time his bandits became the owners of thousands of livestock. Status among them was judged by the quantum of livestock in their possession.
Dawud : Book 32 : Hadith 4052 : Narrated AbulAhwas Awf ibn Malik: I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) wearing a poor garment and he said (to me): Have you any property? He replied: Yes. He asked: What kind is it? He said: Allah has given me camels. Sheep, horses and slaves. He then said: When Allah gives you property, let the mark of Allah's favour and honour to you be seen.
Hadiths books are regarded next to the Quran in the Islamic world, to guide the right path to its followers. What kind of message that any modern Muslim of today will learn from the above teaching of Muhammad? While teaching our modern Muslims that having a large number of livestock is the sign of a rich man, Muhammad also teaches his rich followers that how to be a conceit in the society, instead of simple and modest. What more that one can expect from a person who is regarded as ‘Uswa Hasana’ & ‘Insan Al-Kamil’ (the most perfect human being).
As there is no Allah or there are no inspirations, so, Muhammad had stolen everything from the other cultures and scriptures, especially from the Old Testament. To satisfy the desires of his rich companions, arrogant companions and the companions who are the leaders of their clans, Muhammad has fabricated verses after verse and hadiths. They too knew the actual ‘source’ of the revelation, and, so, they took the advantages of adding their wishes to Muhammad’s ‘inspirations’. The following sample of hadith shall reveal this fact. Abd ar-Rahman ibn Awf was the richest among the Sahaba. So, Muhammad approved his way of worshiping Allah, not for himself alone, but for the entire Umma of Islam until the day of Judgement:
Malik : Book 20 : Hadith 20.33.114 : Yahya related to me from Malik from Hisham ibn Urwa that his father said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, once said to Abd ar-Rahman ibn Awf "What do you do, Abu Muhammad, when saluting the corner?" and Abd ar-Rahman said, "Sometimes I salute it, and sometimes I don't." The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "You are right."
(And then it became the Sunnah, and this Sunnah is followed by Muslims for the past 1400 years, will be followed until Islam exists. There are hundreds more such kind of hadiths to satisfy his influential Sahaba.)
PRICE OF ‘LIVING THINGS’ IN MUHAMMAD’S REGIME
Muhammad was very greedy and materialistic, so he stipulates prices for all living things in his regime, especially the price for the livestock and the prices for different race of people. In most of his price fixations the price of human being is less than that of camels. Women are the cheapest living ‘things’ in Muhammad’s pricing order. Sometimes there price is as low as a hand full of flour, and sometimes not even that:
VALUE OF WOMAN ; A HANDFULL OF FLOUR OR DATES
Dawud : Book 11 : Hadith 2105 : Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone gives as a dower to his wife two handfuls of flour or dates he has made her lawful for him. .………..During the lifetime of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) we used to contract temporary marriage for a handful of grain.
Sahih Muslim : Book 8 : Hadith 3249 : Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: We contracted temporary marriage giving a handful of (tales or flour as a dower during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and durnig the time of Abu Bakr until 'Umar forbade it in the case of 'Amr b. Huraith.
SAME DUA (SUPLICATION) FOR ‘BUYING’ A WIFE, A SLAVE OR A CAMEL
Those who study the hadiths carefully will know about how materialistic the prophet of Islam was. As the prices of camels are equal to or higher than the human beings, he has shown special interest on accumulating camels for his own form and appointed caretakers for it. So, in his sayings, he gave comparatively equal importance to the camels with the human beings:
SUNAAN ABU DAWUD 11:2155 - The Prophet said: If one of you marries a woman or buys a slave, he should say: “O Allah, I ask Thee for the good in her, and in the disposition Thou hast given her; I take refuge in Thee from the evil in her, and in the disposition Thou hast given her.” When he buys a camel, he should take hold of the top of its hump and say the same thing.
Although, the above hadith seems to assess the value of human being comparatively equal to camels, there are several hadiths to prove that Muhammad evaluated the price of human beings lower than the camels.
PRICE OF A CAMEL 800 DIRHAMS
The following hadith is dealing with the price of one camel. From this hadith, it is easy for the readers to evaluate the wealth that Muhammad issued to his bandit companions from the booty, which is the hard earn wealth of the non-Muslims.
Malik : Book 36 : Hadith 36.28.38 : The case was brought before Umar ibn al-Khattab, ……."What was the price of your camel?" The Muzayni said, "By Allah, I refused to sell her for 400 dirhams.'' Umar said, ''Give him 800 dirhams."
MUHAMMAD PROMISSED HIS COMPANIANS “I SHALL GIVE YOU MORE”
To achieve his goals Muhammad tempted his companions by promising them more wealth in the form of camels, gardens of dates, slaves and women captives:
Abu Dawud :: Book 19 : Hadith 3054 : Narrated Amr ibn Hurayth: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) demarcated a house with a bow at Medina for me. He said: I shall give you more. I shall give you more.
Muhammad was very loyal to his companions and tried his best to keep his word. He always promises them that the coming days will be better than today for them. Allah too promises to the Muslims the same in his Quran. So, Muhammad kept his promise by changing their lives drastically.
BOOTY – MUHAMMAD DISTRIBUTED HUNDREDS OF CAMELS EACH
Sahih Muslim : Book 30 : Hadith 5730/ Muslim 19:4330 & 4332/ Abu Dawud : Book 14 : Hadith 2735, 2737/ Sahih Al-Bukhari : 4:53:362/ Malik :: Book 21 : Hadith 21.6.15 : Ibn Shihab reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) went on the expedition of Victory, i. e. the Victory of Mecca, and then he went out along with the Muslims and they fought at Hunain, and Allah granted victory to his religion and to the Muslims, and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) gave one hundred camels to Safwan b. Umayya. He again gave him one hundred camels, and then again gave him one hundred camels. Sa'id b. Musayyib said that Safwan told him: (By Allah) Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) gave me what he gave me (and my state of mind at that time was) that he was the most detested person amongst people in my eyes. But he continued giving to me until now he is the dearest of people to me.
(It is unimaginable about the extent of Muhammad’s loot from the helpless non-Muslims)
WE WERE 6000 & MD GAVE US 100 CAMEL EACH
Sahih Muslim : Book 5 : Hadith 2309 : Anas b. Malik reported: We conquered Mecca and then we went on an expedition to Hunain. ……We were also people large in number, and our (number) had reached six thousand…..By Allah, we had not yet reached them when Allah defeated them. and we took possession of the wealth and we then marched towards Ta'if, and we besieged them for forty nights. and then came back to Mecca and encamped (at a place), and the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) began to bestow a hundred camels upon each individual.
UMAR HAD 40,000 CAMELS IN ONE YEAR
Malik :: Book 21 : Hadith 21.17.38 : Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Umar ibn al-Khattab in one year gave 40,000 camels as mounts. Sometimes he would give one man a camel to himself. Sometimes he would give one camel between two men to take them to Iraq. A man from Iraq came to him and said, "Give Suhaym and I a mount.''Umar ibn al-Khattab said to him,"l demand from you, by Allah!, is Suhaym a water skin?" He said, "Yes."
THE SULTAN OF ARABIA; MUHAMMAD HAD HIS PRIVATE PASTURE
While Umar had 40,000 camels, which were obtained by the booty,it is easy to predict the number of camels that Muhammad had in his position. So, Muhammad needed a vast private pasture for his camels. There are several references in the hadith scriptures that Muhammad declares himself as a king of Arab land and had a private pasture for his camels. While emphasizing him as a king in the following hadiths, Muhammad also want to say that nobody should have the private pasture except the king. (i.e. Muhammad himself). Muhammad had such a cheap mentality that he always wanted his head high, and never allowed anybody to imitate him.
Sahih Al-Bukhari : 1:2:49/ Sahih Muslim : Book 10 : Hadith 3882 : Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, “…. whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima….”
Sahih Al-Bukhari : 3:10:558 : Narrated As-Sab bin Jaththama: Allah's Apostle said, No Hima except for Allah and His Apostle.
Sahih Al-Bukhari : 4:52:256 : Narrated As-Sab bin Jaththama: “…..I also heard the Prophet saying, "The institution of Hima is invalid except for Allah and His Apostle."
The private pastures by the Arabic name ‘Hima’ were exclusively for Muhammad. These pastures were snatched from those non-Muslims of Medina, who were later converted to Islam in order to save their lives. Even after their conversion to Islam, their lands of pasture were not returned to them and taken exclusively to pasture Muhammad’s own camels. They were not allowed to enter these private pastures. There were another ‘Hima’ won by Muhammad’s government for pasturing the camels collected from the Muslims in the name of Zakat, and from non-Muslims in the name of Jizya. The following lengthy hadiths are speaks on this subject: Sahih Al-Bukhari : 2:26:664/ 4:52:292/ 9:92:380
MD BRANDED HIS CAMELS FOR IDENTIFICATION
Muhammad was very vigilant in securing his portion of wealth. Muhammad has put a seal mark by branding on the back of each animal came in his account from the booty to avoid the unwanted confusions.
Muslim :: Book 7 : Hadith 2865/: Ibn 'Abbas (Allah be pleased with them) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) observed the Zuhr prayer at Dhu'l-Hulaifa; then called for his she-camel and marked it on the right side of its bump, removed the blood from it, and tied two sandals round its neck…..”
Sahih Al-Bukhari : 7:72:714 : Narrated Anas: “….So the next morning I took the child to the Prophet who was sitting in a garden and was wearing a Huraithiya Khamisa and was branding the she-camel …..”
CONCLUSION: It is highly appreciable if the readers verify the reference numbers of the above quoted hadiths, and try to know that these quotes are taken entirely from the water downed hadiths translated in to English for the benefit of the English readers. Some of the Arabic scholars say still there are enormous hadiths in Arabic which cannot be translated to the other languages fearing that would ridicule Islam and the prophet of Islam, more than what it is now.
In part – 2, of this article, let us try to know the similarities between,
1/ Camels vs Muslims in general,
2/ Camels vs Muslim men in particular,
3/ Camels vs Muhammad,
4/ Evidence that the author of the Quran is a cameleer etc,.