Al-Taqiyya is an Islamic doctrine of deceiving non-Muslims in the interest of Islam, which is well-articulated in the Quran (3:28, 16:106) and the Sunna (Sahih Bukhari 7:71:662, 4:52:147, 4:53:408). Mike Ghouse is a US-based Muslim, who has mastered the art of al-Taqiyya extremely well. He frequently appears on TV to put a Happy Face on the murderous ideology of Islam to deceive non-Muslims, and has also written a guidebook on Islam to that end, titled “Quran is Not For Muslims”.
To introduce his guidebook to Western readers, Ghouse wrote an article in the Huffington Post. The article starts by stating: “First of all, God is not the God of Muslims and no where he claims that in Quran.”
His statement that 'God is not the God of the Muslims' can only be deemed correct in the sense that, the Quranic God is not the God of the Universe at all, but a brain of Muhammad himself.
All Muslims, including Ghouse, believes that every word of the Quran is from God transmitted via Angel Gabriel to Muhammad. To them, in this universe, 6 trillion miles and 14 billion light years in expanse and continually expanding, there is only one book written by God Himself, which is the Quran. They regard the Quran as a divine lawbook – the ETERNAL word/teachings of God that are unchangeable (forever). The Quran itself claims to contain all guidance and knowledge that came before Islam and all things (that would to come until the end of the world), revealed by God Himself [Quran 12:111]. Muslims cannot question or doubt a word of God contained in the Quran, which are immutable and will stand valid for all times. Questioning even a single word of the Quran is questioning the credibility of God, and hence blasphemous. A Muslim must dutifully believe it and obey its commands without raising any question or doubt. Therefore, all teachings and sanctions of the Quran must be followed by Muslims until the end of the world. Muslims who question even one word of the Quran become apostates of Islam and must be murdered.
But for the Quran to be the word of God, every command and precept of it must be of moral perfection. The almighty Creator of the Universe cannot sanction unjustified violence, hatred, inequality, terrorism, torture, rape, and sex-slavery etc.
But throughout his essay, Ghouse totally ignores all the violent verses of the Quran. If the verses of abrogation is taken into account, which invalidates all the peaceful verses, the Quran becomes 100% violent and evil.
Ghouse states: “...whereas humans were not put on an autopilot, they were instead given a free will to manage and maintain their own balance, and of course there was the guidance for everyone…”
But the truth is: there is no freewill in Islam. Muslims can be killed (beheaded) if they want to exercise freewill and do any of the following:
Reviling Allah or his Messenger;
Being sarcastic about Allah's name, His command, His interdiction, His promise, or His threat';
Denying any verse of the Quran or 'anything which by scholarly consensus belongs to it, or to add a verse that does not belong to it';
Holding that 'any of Allah's messengers or prophets are liars, or to deny their being sent';
Reviling the religion of Islam;
Being sarcastic about any ruling of the Sacred Law;
Denying that Allah intended 'the Prophet's message to be the religion followed by the entire world.
Muslims who become apostates must be murdered (Quran 4:89). There is no freewill for non-Muslims who refuse to accept Islam. They must be murdered as per Quran 9:5 if they are idol-worshippers; or in the case of Christians/Jews, they submit to Islam, pay a submission tax and live as oppressed dhimmi under Muslim domination [Quran 9:29]. These are just two of the numerous Quranic verses, ordering conquest and murder of non-Muslims.
Continuing his lies and deception, Ghouse writes: “God loves us all, and no one is deprived of his love; he has reached out to every human through a peace maker, messenger, prophet, reformer, a wise man or simply a good friend that brings sense to living. The creator offers a variety of guidance to the mankind, no matter where you live, the guidance is there, the guidance that leads to live in peace, and without fear of the other. He says I have sent a peacemaker to every nation and every tribe.”
But the Quran is a book of pure hate. There is no love in the Quran. Not even for Muslims. Islam is all about submission to the psychopathic entity Allah, the brainchild of Muhammad.
Where is the love of God in Islam Mr. Ghouse when Quran 5:33, the verse of barbaric cruelty, states:
“The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;”
And where is the mercy of God, when adultery and fornication must be punished by flogging with a hundred stripes (or by stoning to death as per the sunnah):
“The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, - flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if ye believe in God and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.” [Quran 24:2]
Or how can Islam is about love and compassion when God commands murder as retaliation:
“O you who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the slain, the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female, but if any remission is made to any one by his (aggrieved) brother, then prosecution (for the bloodwit) should be made according to usage, and payment should be made to him in a good manner; this is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy; so whoever exceeds the limit after this he shall have a painful chastisement.” [Quran 2.178]
Or when the Quran orders murdering prisoners of war:
“It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.” [Quran 8:67]
Or when the Quran even orders murdering Muslims, if they refuse to go on jihad:
“Fighting is prescribed for Muslims...”] [Quran 2.216]
"If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you with another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allah is able to do all things." (Verse 9:39).
So, there is no freewill in Islam. Muslims must murder in the name of Allah. Deviant Muslims who refuse must be murdered by pious Muslims.
And what of Ghouse's nonsense:
“God's says (49:13) that he has created us into many tribes, communities, nations and by extension faiths, ideas, shapes, and colors – and all of us can trace back our origins to a singular couple referred to as Adam & Eve. … he best ones among you are those who will take the time to know each other, he knows that knowledge leads to understanding and understanding to acceptance and appreciation of different points.”
It is true that humankind has diversified into tribes and faith-communities as part of evolving with time, but Allah created Islam to destroy that diversity and pluralism by ordering Muslims to eliminate all non-Islamic peoples and faiths, and turn the humankind into the monolithic faith and community of Islam:
"He has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth (Islam) to make it superior over all religions, even though the disbelievers detest (it)." [Qur'an 9:33]
'Fight them until religion is Allah's alone...' [Quran 2:193, 8:39]
Ghouse says, “God does not miss a beat in communicating with his creation, and tells us not to compel others to be like you (2:256) let it come from their hearts for common goodness, and let others be others and you be you (109:6). Indeed, when you respect the otherness of others, and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge to live in harmony. By the way, this is my definition of Pluralism.”
Allah, the Islamic God, indeed does not miss a beat in communicating with Muslims. He abrogates verse 2:256, 'let there be no compulsion in religion', by verse 9:5, which outlines the Islamic definition of Pluralism, which is convert to Islam or be murdered. You have the freewill to choose Islam or death:
"And you know well the story of those among you who broke Sabbath. We said to them: "Be apes—despised and hated by all. Thus We made their end a warning to the people of their time and succeeding generation, and an admonition for God-fearing people." [Qur'an 2:65]
And what of harmony in Islam, Mr Ghouse? There is no harmony in Islam. Muslims have murdered 11 million of their own since the WWWII. Islam is a murderous ideology that demands human sacrifice. You can never be Muslim enough. If you commit one infraction – if a women shows just a tweeny-weeny bit of skin, she can be accused of indecency or called a whore, and dragged away and punished. If a Muslim child says something childish about Allah or the prophet, they lose their heads. This is the tyranny of Islam that ISIS is practicing to the letter in Syria.
Piling on the lies and deception, Ghouse writes: “...if you take care of his creation (neighbor), you need not worry; your rewards are with him. Just to make sure we understand this precisely, he says, whether you are a Jew or a Christian and by corollary other, if you take care of your neighbor, I will take care of you (2:62). Mind you, he is very clear, he has never said, "Muslim Neighbor," but just neighbor to be inclusive of all humanity.”
There are no non-Muslim neighbours or friends is Islam, Mr. Ghouse. Islam demands elimination of all idolatrous non-Muslims, while monotheists likes the Jews and Christians can exist only as persecuted and exploited dhimmis, provided they accept that kind of existence with willing humiliation:
Qur'an 5:51 "Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other."
Qur'an 5:78 "Curses were pronounced on the unbelievers, the Children of Israel who rejected Islam, by the tongues of David and of Jesus because they disobeyed and rebelled."
Qur'an 5:86 "Those who reject Islam and are disbelievers, denying our Signs and Revelations - they shall be the owners of the Hell Fire."
Indeed you must reject even your non-Muslim family members:
Qur'an 9:113 "It is not fitting for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for the forgiveness for disbelievers, even though they be close relatives, after it is clear to them that they are the inmates of the Flaming Hell Fire."
The mastery and reputation that Mr. Ghouse has attained in practising the Islamic doctrine of al-Taqiya is endless, which the reader can gather by reading his Huffington Post article and other essays.
In reality, Islam stands for exactly opposite of almost everything Mike Ghouse claims it to be like, as we have briefly shown above. The Quran is filled not with a few immoral and evil teachings and commands, but hundreds of them.
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