Who Was Muhammad And What Is A Hadith?

As in many religions, Muhammad was greatly revered by his followers, many of whom wanted to live their life as he did. While he was living, people noted and remembered what he did, and said. These stories and reports are called the Hadith, and in most cases, the stories have been true and are believed by most Muslims. Some of them have been incorporated into Islamic laws (Shariah), such as the cutting of hands, stoning to death, half-inheritance and testimonial rights of women, violation of women’s rights such as compulsory veiling, a ban on driving, a requirement of 4 witnesses in the event of a woman being raped, etc. More and more Muslims are growing away from these teachings, and here are some reasons why:

“Whoever changes his religion, kill him.” (Bukhari, Hakim, Ibn Abi Shaybah, Tabarini)

Bukhari 52:177 Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

Bukhari 52:220 Allah’s Apostle said..”I have been made victorious with terror.”

Bukhari 8:387 Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’

Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.” Ashraf was a poet, killed by Muhammad’s men because he insulted Islam. Here, Muhammad widens the scope of his orders to kill. An innocent Jewish businessman was then slain by his Muslim partner, merely for being non-Muslim.

Tabari 9:69 “Killing unbelievers is a small matter to us.” The words of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

Ibn Ishaq 3:27 “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom the captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.”

Ibn Ishaq 990 Lest anyone think that cutting off someone’s head while screaming ‘Allah Akbar’ is a modern custom, here is an account of that very practice under Muhammad, who seems to approve.

Ibn Ishaq 992 “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” ~Muhammad’s instructions to his men prior to a military raid.

Abu Dawud 14:2526 The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist).

Abu Dawud 14:2527 The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious.

Muslim 1:33 The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.

Muslim 1:149 “Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and jihad in His cause..”

Muslim 20:4645 “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: there is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”

Muslim 20:4696 “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.'”

Muslim 19:4321-4323 Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers. His response: “They are of them (meaning the enemy).”

Muhammad was a military leader, laying siege to towns, massacring the men, raping their women, enslaving their children, and taking what was once the property of others for his own use and pleasure. On several occasions he rejected offers of surrender from besieged inhabitants and killed those whom he could take prisoner. He inspired his followers to battle even when they did not feel it was right to fight, promising them slaves and booty if they did and threatening them with Hell if they did not. Muhammad allowed his men to rape traumatized women captured in battle. It is important to emphasize that Muslim armies waged aggressive campaigns, and it was Muhammad’s companions who made the most dramatic military gains in the decades following his death. The principle set in motion early on was that the civilian population of a town was to be destroyed (i.e. men executed, women and children taken as slaves) if they defended themselves. Although modern Muslim apologists often claim that Islam only attacked in self-defense, this is not only an oxymoron, but it is flatly contradicted by the accounts of Muslim historians and others going back to the time of Muhammad.

Muhammad’s failure to leave a clear line of succession resulted in perpetual internal war following his death. Those who knew him best first fought to keep remote tribes from leaving Islam and reverting to their preferred religion (the Ridda or ‘Apostasy Wars’). Within the closer community, early Meccan converts battled later ones. Hostility developed between those immigrants who had traveled with Muhammad to Mecca and the Ansar at Medina who had helped them settle in. Finally there was a violent struggle within Muhammad’s own family between his favorite wife and his favorite daughter-a jagged division that has left Shias and Sunnis at each others’ throats to this day. The modern Arab world has so many tribes, and so much infighting, that often they don’t even know what they’re fighting about. A good example is Gaza. Hamas has been dominant in that region for some time, but now another jihadist group has assassinated a man in Gaza for the release of another man. It just doesn’t make sense. If everyone simply wants peace, and freedom, as most say, why are they working against one another creating more unrest instead of working with one another towards peace? Perhaps it is not so simple.

It is often said that Islam is a Religion of Peace, but if every standard by which the West is judged and condemned (slavery, imperialism, intolerance, women’s rights, sexuality, warfare…) were applied equally to Islam, the verdict would be absolutely devastating. Islam never gives up what it conquers, be it religion, culture, language, or life, nor does it make apologies or any real effort at moral progress. It is the least open to dialogue and the most self-absorbed. It is convinced of its own perfection, yet brutally shuns self-examination and represses criticism. This is what makes the violent verses in the Quran so dangerous~they are given the weight of divine command. While Muslim terrorists take them as literally as anything else in the Quran, and understand that Islam is incomplete without Jihad, moderates offer little to contradict them, outside of opinion. Speaking of peace and love may be one thing, but when every 12th verse of Islam’s holiest book either speaks to Allah’s hatred for non-Muslims or calls for their death, forced conversion, or subjugation, it’s little wonder that sympathy for terrorism runs as deeply as it does in the broader community, even if most Muslims personally prefer not to interpret their religion in this way. It is hard for non-Muslims to understand how Islam is said to be a Religion of Peace when the facts speak for themselves. It is time for moderate Muslim voices to be heard. Let us denounce radical terrorism before it literally takes us over. Let us expose the agencies here in America, and elsewhere, who fund terrorism. Let us show that we are greater than they, that we are more than they, and that ultimately, good wins over evil. Let our voices be heard, for we are many, and they are few.

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4 Responses to Who Was Muhammad And What Is A Hadith?

  1. Shami says:

    Ibn Ishaq and Tabari were the only 2 who reported Islamic history, they both Jews,
    now, prophet Mohammed ppuh was human prophet, we do not see him as super human or son of God, we can only repeat what God said about him:
    Quran:18:Say: I am only a mortal like you. My Lord inspireth in me that your God is only One God. And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work, and make none sharer of the worship due unto his Lord. (110)
    and,
    Quran:21: We sent thee not save as a mercy for the worlds: [humans, spirits, animals, plants] (107)
    ==
    as defenders of faith, we have the right of self defense under article 51 in UN Charter

  2. luchadora41 says:

    Shami, the right of self-defense doesn’t include the countless terrorist attacks that have been committed under the name of Allah. It doesn’t explain how Allah requires your death. It doesn’t explain suicide bombers, and it doesn’t explain how Muslims are commanded, by their god who is supposed to love them, to kill other Muslims if they do wrong. No, Islam has become twisted by Muhammad and used by his followers to kill in the name of Allah. And it isn’t the defense on the 50 yard line protecting the goalpost, it’s the offense in the form of jihadis who strike terror in the hearts of all when they attack, unprovoked.

    • ata says:

      Numbers 31:17 “Now kill all the boys [innocent kids]. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.”

      Also, look at Numbers 31:35-40 “[From the captives of war] 32,000 women who had never slept with a man…….of which the tribute for the LORD(Jesus) was 32 [virgin women]

      Jesus was defeated by the woman’s wisdom:”A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.  Jesus did not answer a word.  So his disciples came to him and urged him, ‘Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.’  He [Jesus] answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.’  The woman came and knelt before him.   ‘Lord, help me!’ she said.  He [Jesus] replied ‘It is not right to take the children’s [Jews] bread [blessings and miracles reserved for them] and toss it to their dogs [the Gentiles].’  ‘Yes, Lord’ she said, ‘but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’   Then Jesus answered, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’   And her daughter was healed from that very hour.   (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 15:22-28)”It’s funny how Jesus supposedly in the book of man-made alterations and corruption, the New Testament, instantaneously ABROGATED his views and decision about the non-Jewish woman and people in general being equivalent to dogs when compared to the Jews.   It is important to note that the woman, in this corrupted book, from the very start showed that she is a “believer” (what ever that meant back then).  So it wasn’t a matter of a “disbeliever” or pagan seeking Jesus’ help.The woman’s wisdom defeated Jesus, the so-called “Creator of the Universe”!   Jesus, within a second, changed his racist and trash-mouthed views against her from being a “dog” to a human being who deserves to be helped.

      These are only a few of the total

      • luchadora41 says:

        In regards to the Old Testament passage you refer to, it was common practice to offer sacrifices to the Lord, and tributes. You make it sound as if God wanted the virgins for Himself, which is not the case. Remember, the Bible is a historical record, and the Lord spoke to Moses and told him to take vengeance on the Midianites for the children of Israel, because the Midianites had caused the children of Israel to sin against the Lord. The Old Testament days were days of war, and vengeance, and an eye for an eye, and much of it was tragic, as war usually is. The New Testament, after Jesus was born, ushered in a new era.

        In regards to the Canaanite woman, Jesus wasn’t defeated by her wisdom, He was impressed by her faith. At that time, He was on a specific mission for the children of Israel. He had left Jewish territory for a brief respite from the masses who were always crowding Him, and this part of His mission was specific to Israel, but He didn’t send her away as His disciples suggested. The Canaanites were bitter enemies of the children of Israel, having led many of them into paganism, and when Jesus saw this woman, He was focused on His mission. It is widely believed that He is referring to children’s pet dogs, as well-to-do Greeks were allowed to keep pet dogs, unlike Jews. Jesus may have been testing the woman. When she responded, her response impressed Him, and He said, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.”

        Jesus is not a racist, and it’s offensive for you to say that. “For God so loved the world, that whosoever believes in Him has everlasting life.” It says whoever believes in Him, not just a certain race of people. He gave His life so that you, yes, you, can spend eternity with Him in Heaven. Imagine that. He suffered tremendous agony on the cross for three days, to pay the price for our sins. That’s how much He loves us, all of us.

        Can you say the same about Allah or Muhammad? Does Allah command you to love all people? One of the differences between the Bible and the Quran is that the Quran is full of commands about how Muslims should treat non-Muslims. The Quran teaches that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims, and we are to be killed or subjugated if we don’t submit to Islam. That doesn’t sound like love to me. Many who submit to Islam do so out of fear, not out of love. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend eternity in Heaven with my God who loves me. You and your family are in my prayers.

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