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Nostalgic: An old, long rebuttal to Islamophobics
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REBUTTAL - 25 [THE END]
May 22nd, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Mr. Robert Spencer, Director, JihadWatch.org: It’s unfortunate that there is no negotiating with the Jihadists. There is no striking a deal with them. Islamic law is very clear on that, and here, once again, is an example. We need to take Islam seriously. Islamic law does not allow for treaties. It does not allow for negotiated settlements between Muslim states and non-Muslim states. All it allows for is a temporary period, of up to ten years, of Hudna, or what is commonly translated as ‘truce’, to allow the Islamic forces to gather their strength. Well, that’s not the same as peace as we know it; that’s not the same as the absence of a state of war. That’s only a temporary lull in a war that the Jihadists consider has gone on for fourteen centuries and are willing to fight for fourteen more.
Answer: Dear Sir, should we repeat what we have already discussed? Peace treaties are extensively discussed in the Qur’an. Verse 9:8 has just been presented. Verses 9:1-10 and many others shed more light on the subject. Please show me the conjecture of “Hudna of up to ten years” in the Qur’an or even in Hadith. Muqtada Sadr of Iraq is a criminal, and no authority on Islam. The criminal Jihadists are already weak and on the run. Now they are reduced to secretly bombing fellow Muslims in Muslim countries! If they come out in the open, they will surely be annihilated. Mr. Triskovic rightly said that Terror is not a very big problem.
Studio Image & Voice:
The Noble Koran, 47:4:
“So when you meet (in fight, Jihad in Allah’s cause) those who disbelieve, smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)…Thus (you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam [i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire] or at least come under your protection), but if it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.”
Answer: All words and lines that I have colored in red above and below, are not there in the original Arabic text; someone’s intellectual dishonesty it is!
>>> Jihad in Allah’s cause) - till when you have killed and wounded many of them, - (you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam [i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire] or at least come under your protection), - (without you) - (He lets you fight), >> Jizyah from ‘Jaza’ = Recompense, means War Damages or Reparations 9:29), and not Tribute or Poll Tax.
The Qur’an confirms this by using Kharaj for Tribute in verse 18:94.18:94 They presented a grievance, “O Zul-Qarnain! Gog and Magog are ravaging this land. They keep attacking and commit bloody crimes. May we, then, pay you a regular tribute that you will erect a barrier between us and them?”
[Tribute = Kharaj, not Jizyah of 9:29 which means War Damages or Reparations]

9:29 Fight back against those (who keep violating peace treaties and commit aggression 9:1-10 and) who do not believe in God, nor in the Last Day, nor do they prohibit what God and His Messenger have prohibited (including aggression 2:190), nor do they acknowledge the True Religion - among those who were given the scripture, until they pay war reparations in humility. >> It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom), until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. >> At the risk of watching graphic details, you may choose to give about 6 minutes to this video sent by a Christian friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgxjK0kGGT8

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REBUTTAL - 12
May 4th, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Ms Condoleeza Rice in a Press Conference: We are a country that judges people not by their religious beliefs or by their color, but by the fact that we’re all Americans. …. Islam stands for peace and stands for non-violence, we wanted to make that very, very clear.
Mr. Robert Spencer: … There are, in short, peaceful and moderate Muslims, but no peaceful and moderate Islam. … Syed Qutb, the Egyptian Muslim theorist, whose writings are revered by radical Muslims today, by terrorists today, …
Answer: Dear Sir, if you reflect with an unbiased mind on the Primary Source of Islam, the Compassionate Qur’an, you will say that Islam is nothing but peaceful and moderate. We have given sufficient examples in the Rebuttal so far. Some criminal freaks have always been violent regardless of their religion. Syed Qutb faced the gallows at the hands of a Muslim court for his attempts at rebellion. His ‘hegemony’ was limited to toppling the government of Gemal Abd-el-Nasir and seek power in Egypt. I think, a proponent of the barbaric man-made Shari’ah who is convicted by an Islamic court for inciting rebellion, is not worth reading, and such is the case.
Mr. Walid Shoebat: …, the jurisprudence of Islam clearly state emphatically that the “verse of the sword” (9:5) made null and void all the peaceful verses.
Answer: Dear Sir, we have talked sufficiently about the so-called “verse of the sword”, and that not a single verse of the Qur’an has been or can ever be abrogated. Again, 9:5 applies only to the idolaters who would repeatedly make peace treaties with Muslims and then conduct surprise attacks on them. Also, please notice the compassion in the next verse again, granting security if they wish, even to such dangerous elements.
9:6 (O Messenger) if anyone of the idolaters seeks your protection or a safe passage, grant him protection from the State. Convey to him the Word of God, and then escort him to where he feels safe and secure. This kindness on your part is mandatory because they are people who do not know (and have not yet seen the beauty of the Divine System).
Studio Voice & Image repeat 9:5: …..
Walid Shoebat: Kill them, when you see them, wherever you find them. This is not an allegoric kill, it’s a literal kill. …. They really want to revive Islam as it used to be. This is what they call as Islamic Fundamentalism.
Answer: If any people are forced to defend an armed attack, you are right, then it’s a literal kill on both sides. What is surprising about that, and what does it have to do with Islamic Fundamentalism?
Studio Voice & Image: 5:33 The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they should be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.
Studio Voice & Image: Al-Bukhari Vol 8 Bk 82 Hadith 795
The prophet cut off the hands and feet of the men belonging to the tribe of Uraina and did not cauterize (their bleeding limbs) until they died.
Answer: We have seen from the Six Books of Hadith that the exalted Prophet never even pricked a person with a needle. Any Hadith that contradicts the Qur’an is nothing but forgery. Moreover, this particular Hadith also contradicts hundreds of Ahadith depicting the compassion and forgiving actions of the exalted Prophet.
5:33 talks about rebellion against the State and bloody crimes (Fasaad). Those who commit bloody crimes on earth, deserve strict punishment. You will agree with that. Please notice ‘opposite sides’ pointing toward immobilizing such criminals by putting them in prison. And kindly notice the peaceful option of exile, in the verse. [Note: Even these criminals could be pardoned if they present themselves to the authorities before getting arrested! 4:17, 4:64]
Mr Abdullah Al-Araby: There is no assurance of what is known in Christianity as salvation and insurance of being saved and guaranteeing going to heaven. However, there are certain things that can help. So, if a Muslim, for instance, died while he was practicing Jihad, he is supposed to go to paradise.
Mr Walid Shoebat: In Islamist thinking, the assurance of your salvation is dying as a martyr. In accordance to the verse in the Quran,
“Do not think that the ones who died in the cause of Allah, in Jihad, are dead but are living.”
So, this assures salvation.
Answer: Dear Sirs, respectfully speaking, you are mistaken. The Qur’an is replete with verses guaranteeing Paradise to men and women who do acts of social welfare and benefit humanity. Here are only three out of hundreds of examples.
2:62 (That was a glimpse of the past.) Those who believe (in the Qur’an and call themselves Muslims), and those who are Jews, and Christians and the Sabians; whoever truly believes in God and the Last Day and does works that benefit humanity, their reward is with their Lord. For them shall be no fear from without, nor shall grief touch them from within.
3:15 Say (O Messenger), “Shall I inform you of something better than these, with which the upright will be rewarded by their Lord? - Gardens with flowing streams beneath, where they will live forever with spouses of spotless character and the blissful approval of God. God is Seer of His servants.”
5:69 Those who attain belief and call themselves Muslims and those who are Jews, and the Sabians, and Christians - whoever believes in God and the Last Day, and does works that benefit humanity, for them shall be no fear from without, nor shall grief touch them from within.
Robert Spencer: This is the calculus behind modern suicide bombing. Many people will say, modern Muslim advocates will say that Islam forbids suicide. And this is plainly dishonest because all the advocates, all the defenders of suicide bombing in the Islamic world, start out by saying “This is not suicide, this is the intention of the person is not to kill himself, the intention of the person is to kill others. And that is sanctioned because this is Islamic Jihad.”…
Answer: Dear Sir, no Muslim would endorse the killing of non-combatants, and hence, suicide bombings. Social renegade conduct these deplorable attacks mostly in Muslim countries and most of their victims are innocent Muslims. The Qur’an calls Terrorism as worse than killing.
2:217: … Persecution or Terrorism is a crime far greater than killing…
And we have seen that during the exalted Prophet’s life, not a single non-combatant was harmed by Muslims.
“For the greatest benevolent Revolution in all history, in all the battles which were all fought in self-defense, the loss of life was minimal with 259 Muslims and 759 opponents getting slain, a total of 1,018. Not a single non-combatant, a child, a woman or the elderly was ever killed or harmed by Muslims.”
Mr Serge Trifkovic, Director, Rockford Institute Center For International Affairs: Quran is quite clear about the heavenly reward of a jihadist who falls fighting in the path of Allah. He will be granted instant access to paradise and the Muslim Paradise is an extremely sensual one. It is full of houris, black-eyed beauties, that will await the martyr and the gratification that follows is eminently unsuitable for family audience.
Answer: Sir, which nation won’t honor the valiant soldiers who lay their lives in the defense of their country?
The “Muslim” Paradise promises an excellent family life. Respectfully speaking, your statement, “Muslim Paradise is an extremely sensual one” hurts your own credibility. When you say, “It is full of houris, black-eyed beauties”, what is so sensual about it? Shall we remove ‘beauty’ from the dictionary or expunge ‘black eyes’ from literature? Which one, Sir?
By the way, Hoor is common gender meaning intelligent companions of spotless character. Hoor-un-‘Een = Excellent companions endowed with insight. Ahwar is the male gender and Haoorah, female.
You hurt your credibility beyond retrieval by further saying, “… and the gratification that follows is eminently unsuitable for family audience.”
Sir, did you think that only the non-Muslim Westerners would listen to these outrageous comments taking them at face value? Read the Qur’an again and again, and yet again, and you will fail to bring one word, one sentence that would be unsuitable for your/our sisters and daughters. On the contrary, we can show you many passages in the Bible that are eminently unsuitable for family audience, but that is not our subject here.
Mr Robert Spencer: The Quran contains no guarantee of paradise except for those who slay and are slain in the cause of Allah.
REBUTTAL - 11
May 1st, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Mr. Robert Spencer: This is the basis, the foundation of the Qur’anic doctrine of Naskh which is abrogation. And it is the idea that when there are verses that are contradictory, or appear to be contradictory in the Qur’an, the one that is revealed later chronologically, is better as Allah has promised and cancels the earlier one.
Answer: Even the staunchest critics of the Qur’an have failed to find a valid, sustainable contradiction in the Qur’an, although a single successful effort of this kind would have been sufficient to refute the entire Book!
4:82 Will they not then, try to understand this Qur’an? If it were from other than God they would have found in it much contradiction and inconsistencies.
Please let me know, Sir, a single contradiction or apparent inconsistency you have noticed.
Mr. Walid Shoebat, Former Member, PLO Fatah Brigade: Now, the violence started. Now you have to weigh between peaceful verses and non peaceful verses. So, the edict was that these were made null and void.
Answer: Please show me one ‘non peaceful’ verse in the whole Qur’an. Your favorite ‘verse of the sword’ has been already answered, hopefully, to your satisfaction.
Mr. Serge Trifkovic: It is indeed a very curious concept for a non Muslim to accept the notion that God may change his mind about a topic and may issue one injunction in
AD 614
[2:256 & 9:5 Video Images]
2:256 There is no compulsion (i.e. coercion) in religion.
and then a very different one in AD 627.
9:5 Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them … But if they repent and accept Islam leave their way free.
But this is indeed what has happened in Islam.
Mr. Robert Spencer: It is very important to understand that the Qur’an is not arranged chronologically. It is arranged on, simply on the basis of the longest chapter to the shortest.
Mr. Serge Trifkovic: And so you will find in the book itself some of these more tolerant verses at a later point in the book than the very intolerant ones advocating violence and subjugation of infidels. But that doesn’t mean they came into being later on. Quite the contrary, if there is ever a contradiction between two injunctions the ones that came later on in Madinah are the ones that retain their validity. And the early ones from Mecca have been abrogated.
Answer: Dear Sir, this one is supposed by “scholars” to be a Madani Surah.
3:20 If they argue with you (O Messenger), tell them, “I have submitted to God; I and those who follow me.” Say to the People of the Scripture, and to those who have no Scripture, “Would you submit (to God)?” If they submit, then they have been guided but if they turn away, then your duty is only to convey the message. God is Seer of His servants.
Mr. Walid Shoebat: The peaceful verses became Mansookha, means “made null and void” with verses like verses of the sword.
Mr. Robert Spencer: Traditional Islamic theology has it that the 9th chapter of the Qur’an, Surah 9, is the last revealed in the career of the Prophet, and it is the only one that doesn’t begin with “Bismillahirrahmanirraheem”, In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Some have said that’s because there is no compassion or mercy in this particular chapter. And that it is the Qur’an’s last word on jihad and in particular on how Muslims should behave toward unbelievers. In it is the celebrated verse of the sword.
Answer: Dear Sirs, we have already dealt with the questions on abrogation, chronology and the so-called verse of the sword.
By the way, respected Mr. Trifkovic’s favorite, ‘tolerant’ no compulsion clause is found in the beginning of the Book, the second Surah out of 114.
The ninth Surah could never be the last one revealed since 5:3 makes it all too clear to prove itself as the last verse conveyed to mankind.
5:3 This Day, I have perfected your Religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and chosen for you AI-Islam (Submission to Divine commands that ensures universal peace) as the System of Life.
Does this leave any doubt, Sir?
Now “Bismillahirrahmanirraheem” before Surah 9. The simple reason: Surah 9 is essentially the continuation of Surah 8. It has been divided into two sections for our ease.
You said: “… there is no compassion or mercy in this particular chapter…”
Well, God being Merciful is mentioned seven times in Surah 9, Oft Forgiving five times, Compassionate twice, and Oft Relenting once, a total of 15 times.
See just one example of the matchless compassion in this Surah.
9:6 (O Messenger) if anyone of the idolaters seeks your protection or a safe passage, grant him protection from the State. Convey to him the Word of God, and then escort him to where he feels safe and secure. This kindness on your part is mandatory because they are people who do not know (and have not yet seen the beauty of the Divine System).
Your understanding of the so-called “verse of the sword” is NULLIFIED right here in 9:6.
Mr. Walid Shoebat: What does the verse of the sword say? Very clear!
When the forbidden months are over, kill the People of the Book wherever you find them. Lay siege for them, lay wait for them, lay ambush for them, kill them wherever you find them.
In fact, I converted to Christianity. Muhammad clearly stated that in the ends of days there will be many who defect from the faith. Kill them when you see them, wherever you find them. So this is the question that the West needs to understand. What part of “kill” don’t they understand?
Answer: By verse of the sword, you mean 9:5 as in Rebuttal 10. You said, “…kill the People of the Book …”
Sir, it appears to be an oversight - There is no mention of the People of the Book in 9:5.
Here is the correct rendition. (Kindly do not disregard the context and read all the verses from 9:1 to 9:10 as we have seen in the previous post.)
9:4 Except those idolaters with whom you have a treaty and they have not subsequently failed you, nor have they helped others against you. You shall fulfill your treaty with them until their term. God loves those who are mindful of His laws. [9:1:10]
9:5 When the four Sacred Months are over and if the idolaters are still aggressing, (neither becoming law-abiding citizens of the State, nor emigrating), subdue them whichever tribe they may belong to, take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them ambush. But if they repent from aggression, and help in the consolidation of the Divine System and in setting up the Economic Order of Zakaat, then leave their way free. Surely, God is Forgiving Merciful (so shall you be).
9:9 They trade away God’s revelations for petty gains and hinder people from His path. Their deeds spread inequity and confusion in the society. [This trade, frequently mentioned in the Qur’an, indicates: Fulfilling selfish desires for instant gains at the cost of disregarding Permanent Moral Values]
You said: “Muhammad clearly stated that in the ends of days there will be many who defect from the faith. Kill them when you see them, wherever you find them.”
There is no such narrative in the entire Hadith Corpus. On the contrary, there is a Hadith that people will embrace Islam in large numbers during the later times. If you really converted from Islam to Christianity, you don’t need more sympathy, Sir!
Sir George Bernard Shaw - The Genuine Islam, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936:
If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.
…. I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity.
…. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.
REBUTTAL - 10
May 1st, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Mr. Walid Shoebat: The Qur’an is broken down into two sections. One is called Makkiyyah which means what was inspired to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam in Mecca. And one is called Madaniyyah what was inspired to the Prophet of Islam in Madinah or Yathrib. In Makkah, you find much of the peaceful verses. Muhammad used to live with the Jewish community and the Christian community in peace and harmony. So, there were many verses in the Qur’an that even the Muslims used to worship in the direction of prayer towards Jerusalem. They saw many elements of unity between Jews and Christians and the Muslim Faith.
Answer: Dear Sir, If you can delineate which Surahs and verses belong to Makkah and which one to Madinah, you will be doing a great favor to the so-called scholars of Islam and resolve the much futile dissension among them today. Not two of them agree on the subject. But there is irrefutable internal evidence in the Qur’an itself that it was ‘downloaded’ on the heart of the Prophet in its entirety in one Night of Ramadhan in 610 CE. Then it was conveyed to people in stages over a period of 23 years.
44:3 We have revealed it on a Blessed Night. We have always been warning.
[The entire Qur’an was revealed (down-loaded on the Prophet’s heart) in a Blessed Night in the month of Ramadhan, 610 CE, and then conveyed to mankind in stages over a period of 23 years. 2:185, 97:1]
2:185 The month of Ramadhan has been chosen for this collective training since this is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, a guidance for mankind, clearly explaining the ‘why’ of every Rule. And it is the Criterion of right and wrong. …
So, there is no such thing as Makkiyah and Madaniyyah sections of the Qur’an. Based on person experience, dear Sir, I have recently completed my fourth edition of the Quran’s rendition in English. I have noticed that the entire Book flows smoothly from A to Z without giving you any impression of change in style, manner of Commands or form of addressing people. In the very beginning the Qur’an says that it is one complete and continuous Book.
2:2 This is a Book whereof there is absolutely no doubt concerning its authority and authenticity. …
Mr. Serge Trifkovic: There are indeed some verses in the Qur’an that could be called peaceful and tolerant, notably, the injunction against compulsion in religion. Those verses almost invariably date back to the beginnings of Muhammad’s Prophetic career in his native city of Mecca where he was powerless, where he was only beginning to attract followers.
Answer: Dear Sir, this is a claim that is totally unfounded. Can anyone bring a proof to that effect? Kindly see the answer to Mr. Walid Shoebat.
Mr. Abdullah Al-Araby: Only a few relatives and friends accepted the religion at that time and he had many foes. So, the revelations of that time were very peaceful.
Answer: Dear Sir, respectfully speaking, only a single internal evidence will suffice to refute that claim. In the entire Qur’an you will find compassion, and such verses are scattered throughout the Qur’an. The verses that you consider aggressive are invariably related to self-defense. You will agree with this statement if the context is not disregarded. Please check it out or feel free to question me.
Mr. Serge Trifkovic: Well, it all changes with the establishment of Muhammad’s theocratic statelet in the city of Madinah. He becomes a warlord. He becomes the head of a totalitarian state. He becomes very rich, very powerful and very intolerant. And then, many of these early verses in fact get abrogated.
Answer: Dear Sir, did any of Prophet Muhammad’s contemporaries ever challenge such verses, in Makkah or Madinah?
3:159 It is God’s mercy that you (O Messenger) are lenient and compassionate with people. For, if you were harsh and stern of heart, they would have broken away from you. So, pardon them, arrange for their security, and consult with them in matters of public interest. …
Mr. Robert Spencer: In Surah 2 verse 106 of the Qur’an, it says, or Allah says, I should say, that if We abrogate, We being Allah, abrogate a verse, then we will give you one that is better.
Studio Voice: “Whatever a verse or Revelation We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is Able to do all things?”
Answer: We have seen before that not a single verse of the Qur’an has been abrogated. The abrogation refers to replacing some commands of the old scriptures with the new Revelations in the Qur’an. Here is the correct rendition and understanding of 2:106.
2:106 Any message of aforetime that We revoke or cause to be lost to history, We replace it with a better or similar one. Do you not know that God is the Supreme Controller of all things and events?
[Some of the People of the Book question why a new revelation was necessary. The evolution of human Civilization has now come to a point where the Final Message for all mankind can be given, implemented and preserved forever. So, the Qur’an is now the perfected message for all mankind at all times; its exact preservation guaranteed by none but the Almighty Himself. 5:48, 6:115-116, 15:9, 16:101, 22:52]
Rev E. Stephenson - My Reflections:
The message of Mohammad, Islam, is nothing but a blessing for mankind—The usher from darkness to light and from Satan to God….
REBUTTAL - 9
April 30th, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Mr. Serge Trifkovic: Since there is no sense of natural morality in Islam, you have to go into either the Qur’an or the Hadith to find out what is allowed and what is not allowed.
Answer: Dear Sir, if ‘there is no sense of natural morality in Islam’, then it exists nowhere. If by “natural morality” you mean conscience, then, you know that all humans are born with it.
Going into either the Qur’an or the Hadith: A vast majority of Muslims have never opened any of the forbiddingly huge books of Hadith. Some of them recite the Qur’an but almost invariably without understanding, and almost never to seek guidance.
Hadith, written centuries after the exalted Prophet, is a fabricated mixture of good and evil, so the Muslim clergy should accept only those Ahadith that are authentic in the sense that they agree with the Qur’an.
Turkey is in the process of doing exactly that at our request. Bangladesh and Morocco have banned all Mullah edicts and Pakistan is in the process of demolishing ‘Shari’ah laws, all at our humble request.
Authentic Ahadith are always sensible and compassionate and they shed light on the noble era of Prophet Muhammad and his companions so they have much historical value.
The Compassionate Qur’an is the Benevolent property of all mankind, not just Muslims. Forsaking it has done immense harm to humanity in general, and Muslims in particular. I have made these points abundantly clear in my humble works, “The Criminals of Islam” and “The Qur’an As It Explains Itself.”
Dear Sirs & Ma’am, I can happily send to you these books and then you will agree that while the Islamic clergy have made a mess of the Message of Islam, the Qur’an is indeed a treasure for all mankind. (Proper rendition of the Book is extremely important.)
Mr. Robert Spencer, Director, TheDhimmiWatch.org: And in those books we have very clear instructions from the Prophet Muhammad that it is the responsibility of Muslims to meet the unbelievers on the battlefield to invite them either to accept Islam or to accept second class Dhimmi status Dhimmi status in the Islamic state. And if they refuse both of those, then to wage war against them.
Answer: Dear Sir, how can any instructions be very clear if they are recorded on hearsay 300 years after the Prophet?
Dhimmi status: Dhimmi is a non-Qur’anic term coined by the Criminal “Imams” of Islam. For change, something coined by them is not derogatory.
Dhimma = Responsibilty. So, Dhimmi would mean non-Muslim citizens whose safety and well-being is the responsibility of the Islamic State. This guarantee would be above and beyond the guarantee provided to the Muslim citizens.
We have seen that the exalted Prophet had said, “If a non-Muslim is wronged in the Islamic State, I will personally plead on his behalf.” [Sahah Sittah]
So, even if there was such a thing as Dhimmi status ever in history, it could never mean ‘second class’ citizenship. It would rather be ‘first class plus’.
Studio Voice Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and fight against those who acknowledge not the religion of truth, Islam, among the People of the Scripture, Jews and Christians until they pay the Jizyah, the poll text with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. [9:29]
Answer: Attn: Verses 9:29 & 18:94. And 9:1-10 to include the context. Kindly do not drop the context. The command to fight is only against the aggressors who repeatedly violate the peace treaties and carry out surprise attacks against peaceful Muslims.
Our “Imams” and Mullahs have brought disgrace to Islam, Muslims and the entire Ummah through the centuries. For proofs, you may study “The Criminals of Islam” in the Library Section of your own website, www.ourbeacon.com.
Can we give preference to the centuries later Mullah-made Fiqh (Jurisprudence) over the Qur’an?
The erroneous and usurping explanation of Jizyah (9:29) by the Criminal Muslim Fuqaha (Jurists) is only one of their countless offenses that have rightly generated hatred among non-Muslims and sensible Muslims, including myself, against the ‘Imamist’ Shari’ah.
Can anyone tell me the names of three Muslim Caliphs or even kings that ever imposed the discriminatory Poll Tax on the non-Muslim population? Does any Muslim country do it today?
Some people can only bring a baggage of apologies and false historical accounts here and I will honestly provide the right answers.
[I can tell one: The Criminal Mullah King Aurangzeb Alamgir (d.1707). He imposed the Poll Tax on non-Muslims during the last 5 of his 50 year rule. His extremism began the end of the Mughal Empire in India.] So have been many freaks in the Christian Empires but that subject is out of our discussion today.
Jizyah from ‘Jaza’ = Recompense, means War Damages or Reparations 9:29), and not Tribute or Poll Tax.
The Qur’an confirms this by using Kharaj for Tribute in verse 18:94.18:94 They presented a grievance, “O Zul-Qarnain! Gog and Magog are ravaging this land. They keep attacking and commit bloody crimes. May we, then, pay you a regular tribute that you will erect a barrier between us and them?”
[Tribute = Kharaj, not Jizyah of 9:29 which means War Damages or Reparations]
9:29 Fight back against those (who keep violating peace treaties and commit aggression 9:1-10 and) who do not believe in God, nor in the Last Day, nor do they prohibit what God and His Messenger have prohibited (including aggression 2:190), nor do they acknowledge the True Religion - among those who were given the scripture, until they pay war reparations in humility.
[‘Fight back’ (See 9:1-10 as Tasreef) – against those who keep violating peace treaties and commit aggression. ‘Nor do they prohibit’ - The Qur’an strongly prohibits aggression. “So, fight in the cause of God those who wage war against you, but do not commit aggression. God does not love aggressors.” (2:190).
[Jizyah = War Reparations to be paid by the aggressors, and not any kind of tribute or tax as generally but erroneously translated. (Mufridaat-e-Raaghib). The Arabic word for tribute is “Kharaj”. See 18:94 again, ‘Kharjan’ = Kharaj]
Thanks!
J. H. Denison - Emotions as the Basis of Civilization:
Muhammad saved the human civilization from extinction. Ponder! Which person is it who taught mankind the way to establish the greatest society; the society in which blessings descend upon every individual.
REBUTTAL - 8
April 26th, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Mr. Serge Trifkovic: So, the Qur’an is simply a set of direct commandments, or else, narratives, descriptions, something of very distorted descriptions of Judaism and Christianity. Because of the normative nature of those commandments, the second important body for Islamic jurisprudence and for Islamic politic is the tradition of the Prophet the Hadith.
Answer: Dear Sir, there is no ‘or else’ situation in the Qur’an. As a general rule, Allah states that He wills for us ease, not hardship. To give you a few examples: Dry ablution (Tayammum) in the lack of availability of water or if one is ill, feeding an indigent if one cannot fast, ransom instead of punishment in case of murder, forgiveness and rehab for thieves and robbers, permission to eat pork if permissible food is not available, Pilgrimage only for those who have the means, “the no compulsion” clause etc create all the ease in Islam. And these are only a very few examples.
Mr. Robert Spencer: Now the Hadith are absolutely necessary to make any sense of the Qur’an. Because Allah addresses Muhammad in the Qur’an and they talk about incidents in Muhammad’s life, but they don’t fill in the narrative details. So, you have to go to the Hadith, the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad in order to understand what’s being said in the Qur’an and why. The Hadith are many many volumes of traditions of the Prophet. Various Muslim scholars beginning in the 8th century which is some considerable time after the life of the Prophet Muhammad who died in 632, they started to collect these traditions and to try through various means to in or out the authentic ones from the in-authentic. From an Islamic standpoint if something that Muhammad said or did is recorded in one of those books, then it has authority second only to the Qur’an. And in those books, there is a great deal that illuminates what the Qur’an says and how it is applicable to Muslims in the present.
Answer: Dear Sirs, I will appreciate if you could point out one single distortion of Judaism and Christianity. The Qur’an gently corrects some theological, historical and scientific errors in the Bible. We can call this ‘healing’, not distortions. For example,
Plant Life. The Bible indicates that the earth had green plant life before the sun was created. This is a gross scientific error. And the Quran is perfectly free of this and such other mistakes. Obviously, no vegetation could sprout without sunlight.
The Great Flood. According to the Bible, the Great Flood of Noah occurred in 2100 BC and destroyed all people and animals on earth. But it is a well-known historical and archaeological fact that during those times, active civilizations were flourishing in Egypt, Babylonia, China, South America and elsewhere. The Quran on the other hand describes the great Flood involving only the people of Noah living in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). Recent research indicates that the Flood occurred only in the lands of Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which the nation of Noah inhabited.
You are right that Ahadith were collected centuries after the exalted Prophet. So, they should carry little significance except for those Ahadith that are in agreement with the Qur’an. Each of these books of Hadith has a small chapter on explanation (tafseer of the Qur’an). Please know that the entire body of Hadith fails to explain even 10 percent of the Qur’an. There are many translations of the Qur’an available that make perfect sense without using Hadith. One of such translations is my own humble work, “The Qur’an As It Explains Itself.”
Video Voice & Image:
Authoritative traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
The Hadith Sahih Al-Bukhari
Translated by
Muhammad Muhsin Khan
Volume 4, Book 52, Hadith # 53: The Prophet said, “Nobody who dies and finds good from Allah in the Hereafter would wish to come back to this world, even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again in Allah’s cause. The Prophet said, “A single endeavor of fighting in Allah’s cause in the afternoon or forenoon is better than all the world and whatever is in it.”
Answer: We have seen that Islam allows war only in self-defense and against oppression. So, a “martyr” or “a single endeavor of fighting” would point to self-defense, and certainly not to aggression. There is a slim chance that these two Ahadith, written 250 years after the exalted Prophet, could be reliable. Yet, they are only indicating the honor a soldier, who puts his life in line for the defense of the State, deserves. Which nation or country won’t honor such valiant men?
H.N. Spalding - Civilization in the East and West:
…. In Islam the believer is a worshiper and a soldier ever ready to go to the battlefield but only for that battle which is waged to eradicate evil (including aggression - SA).
REBUTTAL - 7
April 23rd, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/islam_what_the_west_needs_to_know
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781
Mr Robert Spencer: “The Qur’an occupies a place that has no parallel in Western Civilization. The Qur’an is considered by Muslims and traditional Islamic Theology to be dictated word for word by God Himself, by Allah Himself and through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. As a result, every word of it is the words of God Himself. Every word of the Qur’an, unless it is cancelled by another section of the Qur’an itself, is valid for all times and cannot be questioned, cannot be reformed, cannot be changed within an Islamic context. …”
Answer: Dear Sir! … “Dictated word for word by God Himself through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad.” What can be a more incandescent Truth with a capital T?
Doesn’t this fact alone, besides countless others, suffice to make the Qur’an a Unique Book in the whole world? Unique, without parallel, indeed! No wonder, God calls it the best treasure we humans may amass.
10:57 O Mankind! There has now come to you Enlightenment from your Sustainer, and a healing for all that troubles your hearts, and guidance, and grace to all who embrace it.
10:58 Say, “In this bounty of God and in His grace – in this, then, let them rejoice. It is better than all the treasures that they may amass.”
And Sir, this Unique Book (Not The Barbaric, Manmade Shari’ah) is going to dominate all human thought as Bernard Shaw and J.W. Goethe et al have predicted. Muslims are the first ones to denounce and reject the Mullah-peddled “Shari’ah Laws” as we have recently seen in Turkey and Pakistan. Please be assured that the Qur’an embodies nothing but a Most Benevolent Message for the entire mankind as it will gradually unfold in my humble rebuttal.
9:32 They seek to extinguish God’s light (the Qur’an) by their utterances. But God will not allow this to pass, for He has willed to spread His light in all its fullness even though the rejectors may detest it.
9:33 He is the One Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the True Religion (The Divinely Prescribed System of Life), that He may cause it to prevail over all religions and systems of life, even though the idolaters may detest it.
CANCELLATION, ABROGATION OR NASKH:
Not a single verse in the Qur’an is abrogated. The following is simple and self-explanatory.
2:106 Any message of aforetime that We revoke or cause to be lost to history, We replace it with a better or similar one. Do you not know that God is the Supreme Controller of all things and events?
[Some of the People of the Book question why a new revelation was necessary. The evolution of human civilization has now come to a point where the Final Message for all mankind can be given, widely distributed, implemented and preserved forever. So, the Qur’an is now the perfected Message for all mankind at all times; its exact preservation “word for word” being guaranteed by none but the Almighty Himself. 5:48, 6:115-116, 15:9, 16:101, 22:52]
Video Clip:
THE NOBLE QURAN translated by
Dr. Muhammad Taqiuddeen Al-Hilali
and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
Studio Voice - Surah 98 verse 6: Verily, “those who disbelieve in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad” from among the People of the Scripture, “Jews and Christians”, and/or Mushrikoon, “other disbelievers” will abide in the fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. >> “those who disbelieve in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad” … “Jews and Christians”, … “other disbelievers”