Friday, May 4, 2018

20 Reasons to Never Join Islam

By Keith Thompson

#20 – Muhammad married his adopted son’s wife. After becoming aroused by his adopted son Zaid’s wife, Zaid divorced her and then Muhammad married her. And this was permitted by God supposedly. The early Islamix historian and exegete Al-Tabari noted, “Zayd left, and having come to the Messenger of God, he said: ‘Messenger of God, I have heard that you came to my house. Why didn’t you go in, you who are as dear to me as my father and mother? Messenger of God, perhaps Zaynab has excited your admiration, and so I will separate myself from her.’ Zayd could find no possible way to [approach] her after that day. He would come to the Messenger of God and tell him so, but the Messenger of God would say to him, ‘Keep your wife.’ Zayd separated from her and left her, and she became free. While the Messenger of God was talking with 'A'isha, a fainting overcame him. When he was released from it, he smiled and said, ‘Who will go to Zaynab to tell her the good news, saying that God has married her to me?’” (The History of Al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein [State University of New York Press, Albany, 1997], Volume VIII, pp. 2-3). Surah 33:37 speaks to this:

“… Then when Zaid had dissolved (his marriage) with her, with the necessary (formality), We joined her in marriage to thee …” (S. 33:37, Yusuf Ali)

This is adultery according to the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:31-32 says, “everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery” (Matthew 5:31-32).

#19 Muhammad made false prophecies about the end of the world. Muhammad claimed the end of the world would happen very shortly after his advent: “I and the Last Hour are (close to each other) like this (and he, in order to explain it) pointed (by joining his) forefinger, (one) next to the thumb and the middle finger (together)” (Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 7044). Muhammad said this about 1400 years ago and was clearly wrong and therefore he is a false prophet.

#18 Muhammad taught Adam was 60 cubits tall which equals 90 feet. Muhammad said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him. . .” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 543). This is as tall as a ten story building. Such a teaching is absurd and should not be affirmed by thinking people.

#17 Muhammad allowed his followers to do mut’a which is basically prostitution. When Muhammad’s soldiers were in battle and away from their wives and became desirous and impassioned they sought Muhammad’s advice. Muhammad’s allegedly inspired solution from God was that they should engage in mut’a marriage. Mut’a marriage is a temporary marriage contract with a woman for the purpose of sex that would be quickly annuled. In other words Muhammad allowed his impassioned followers to temporality marry women for the purpose of sex – a marriage that would be quickly dissolved after the men’s sexual desires were fulfilled. Bukhari reports:
“Narrated Abdullah: We used to participate in the holy battles led by Allah's Apostle and we had nothing (no wives) with us. So we said, "Shall we get ourselves castrated?" He forbade us that and then allowed us to marry women with a temporary contract and recited to us: -- ‘O you who believe! Make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, but commit no transgression.’ (5.87)” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 13)

This is perverse and not something a holy God would ever allow. What is more, this kind of marriage for sex and then quick divorce is adultery according to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords: “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery” (Matthew 19:9).

#16 Muhammad thought he was demon possessed and wanted to commit suicide. Muhammad first believed his “revelations” were of a demonic nature and had to be convinced otherwise. In 7th century Arabia it was believed poets were possessed by demons (Surah 37:36). As the 9th century Islamic historian Al-Tabari noted, “The pre-Islamic Arabs believed in the demon of poetry, and they thought that a great poet was directly inspired by demons” (al-Tabari, Isma'il, Qurban Husayn, The last years of the Prophet, [SUNY Press], p. 167 note 1151). Muhammad believed he was one of these possessed poets who got revelations from Satan instead of God and wanted to end his own life because of it:

"… I recited it, and then he desisted and departed I woke up, and it was as though these words had been written on my heart. There was no one of God’s creation more hateful to me than a POET or a madman; I could not bear to look at either of them. I said to myself, "Your humble servant (meaning himself) is either a POET or a madman, but Quraysh shall never say this of me. I shall take myself to a mountain crag, hurl myself down from it, kill myself, and find relief in that way." (The History of al-Tabari: Muhammad at Mecca, translated and annotated by W. Montgomery Watt and M.V. McDonald [State University of New York Press, Albany, 1988], Volume VI, p. 71; italics mine)

The earliest biographer of Muhammad Ibn Ishaq likewise quoted Muhammad in his Life of Muhammad as saying:

“Now none of God’s creatures was more hateful to me than an [ecstatic] poet or a man possessed: I could not even look at them. I thought, “Woe is me poet or possessed — Never shall the Quraysh say this of me! I will go to the top of the mountain and throw myself down that I may kill myself and gain rest” (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah, trans. By Alfred Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad, Oxford, [Oxford University Press, 1995], pp. 106)

This is not the behavior of a genuine, inspired prophet of God. How could inspiration from a holy God be confused with demonic possession?

#15 Muhammad was a pedophile. The early Islamic religious texts admit Muhammad sexually violated a nine year old girl:

“Narrated Hisham’s father: Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Al-Madina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he wrote the marriage (wedding) contract with Aishah when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consummated that marriage when she was nine years old” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236).

“Aishah said: The Apostle of Allah married me when I was seven years old. (The narrator Sulaiman said: Or six years.) He had intercourse with me when I was nine years old” (Sunan Abu Dawud 2116).

This is condemned by the Lord Jesus who warned about harming children (Matthew 18:6).

#14 As a final marching order valid today, Muhammad commanded Muslims to murder Christians and Jews unless they convert or submit and pay a tax. This teaching is found in Surah 9:29 of the Koran:

“Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled” (Surah 9:29, Rodwell).

Surah 9 was one of the final Surah’s Muhammad produced. It is because of this kind of Koranic teaching that we see so much carnage and terrorism from Muslims around the world.

#13 Muhammad taught Muslims to slaughter all the Jews so the end of the world would happen. This is reported in Sahih Muslim:

“Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews” (Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 6985).

This is one of the reasons Muslims hate Jews and want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

#12 Muhammad taught Satan sleeps in noses and urinates in ears. In Sahih Bukhari we read:

“Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “If anyone of you rouses from sleep and performs the ablution, he should wash his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out thrice, because Satan has stayed in the upper part of his nose all the night” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 516).

“Narrated ‘Abdullah: It was mentioned before the Prophet that there was a man who slept the night till morning (after sunrise). The Prophet said, “He is a man in whose ears (or ear) Satan had urinated” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 516).

#11 Muhammad permitted the murder of those who merely insulted him. When Muhammad was informed that his followers would take the lives of people for merely talking negatively about him, he brushed the murders off as if they were nothing:

"A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was informed about it. . . . He sat before the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 38, Number 4348).

Muhammad implied that her life was worth nothing. Here is another case. 

"Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. A man strangled her till she died. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) declared that no recompense was payable for her blood" (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 38, Number 4349).

It is because of teachings like this that Muslims go crazy and murder people whenever there is a movie or cartoon about Muhammad

#10 Muhammad included verses from Satan into the Koran and then retracted them. Originally Surah 53 of the Koran included what are known as the “satanic verses.” These verses say three goddesses al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat exist and are valid intercessors who are exalted. Surah 22:52 was then created by Muhammad to explain why he delivered verses from Satan:

“Never sent We a messenger or a prophet before thee but when He recited (the message) Satan proposed (opposition) in respect of that which he recited thereof. But Allah abolisheth that which Satan proposeth. Then Allah establisheth His revelations. Allah is Knower, Wise” (Surah 22:52).

Many early Islamic sources affirm the satanic verses episode occurred in history (e.g. al-Tabari, volume 6, p. 107; Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulallah, pp. 165–166; Bukhari, 6.385; Surah 22:52; 17:73-75). According to Deuteronomy 18:20 Muhammad was a false prophet  who deserved death because of this: “But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die” (Deuteronomy 18:20).

#9 Muhammad allowed the rape of female war captives while their husbands were present. This is taught in Surah 4:24:

"Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands posses. . ." (Quran 4:24).

The historical background about the giving of this verse is found in the following ahadith:

"Abu Said al-Khudri reported that at the Battle of Hunain Allah's messenger sent an army to Autas and encountered the enemy and fought with them.  Having overcome them and taken them captives, the Companions of Allah's messenger seemed to refrain from having intercourse with captive women because of their husbands being polytheists.  Then Allah, Most High, sent down regarding that:  "And women already married, except those whom your right hands possess (Quran - 4:24), (i.e. they were lawful for them when their Idda (menstrual) period came to an end)” (Sahih Muslim, Volume 2, Number 3432)

"Abu Said al-Khudri said: "The apostle of Allah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain.  They met their enemy and fought with them.  They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the apostle of Allah were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Quranic verse, "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess".  That is to say, they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period"  [The Quran verse is 4:24]” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Volume 2, Number 2150).

The true God hates rape and would never permit this. Deuteronomy 22:25 says, “But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die” (Deuteronomy 22:25).

#8 Muhammad allowed men to beat their wives. This is taught in Surah 4:34 of the Koran:

“Men stand superior to women in that God hath preferred some of them over others, and in that they expend of their wealth: and the virtuous women, devoted, careful (in their husbands') absence, as God has cared for them. But those whose perverseness ye fear, admonish them and remove them into bed-chambers and beat them; but if they submit to you, then do not seek a way against them; verily, God is high and great” (Surah 4:34, Palmer).

#7 Muhammad taught Women have deficient brains and lack common sense. This is taught in the following ahadith:

“[Muhammad said]: O womenfolk, you should give charity and ask much forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell. A wise lady among them said: Why is it, Messenger of Allah, that our folk is in bulk in Hell? Upon this the Holy Prophet observed: You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion but (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of the wise, besides you. Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense and with religion? He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Your lack of common sense (can be well judged from the fact) that the evidence of two women is equal to one man, that is a proof of the lack of common sense” (Sahih Muslim, Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, tr., Number 142).

“The Prophet (the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?" The women said: "Yes." He said: "This is because of the deficiency of her mind” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Dr. Muhammad Matraji, tr. (New Delhi: Islamic Book Service, 2002), Number 2658).

#6 Muhammad denied the crucifixion of Christ. In Surah 4:157 Muhammad said,

“because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain” (Quran 4:157, Pickthall Translation).

This is the Islamic claim despite the overwhelming early historical evidence proving Jesus was crucified as a perfect sacrifice for those who repent and believe in Him. For example, the following first and early second century extrabiblical works can be cited: Clement of Rome, Papias, Polycarp, Ignatius, Epistle of Barnabas, Josephus, Mara bar 'Serapion, Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata etc. This is why Atheist, Agnostic and liberal scholars even affirm, based on the evidence, Jesus died on the cross. Atheist scholar Gert Lüdemann stated: “The fact of the death of Jesus as a consequence of crucifixion is indisputable, despite hypotheses of a pseudo-death or a deception which are sometimes put forward.” (Gert Lüdemann, What Really Happened to Jesus: A Historical Approach to the Resurrection, p. 17). Agnostic scholar Bart Ehrman states: “In any event, Tacitus's report confirms what we know from other sources, that Jesus was executed by order of the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate.” (Bart Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Oxford University Press, 2000], p. 197). Liberal scholar John Dominic Crossan states:“That he was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be.” (John Dominic Crossan, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, p. 145).

#5 Muhammad was controlled by black magic. That Muhammad was bewitched is evidenced from various early Islamic sources.

"Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah's Apostle so that he used to think that he had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not…” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 71, Number 660)

“Narrated 'Aisha: A man called Labid bin al-A'sam from the tribe of Bani Zaraiq worked magic on Allah's Apostle till Allah's Apostle started imagining that he had done a thing that he had not really done.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 71, Number 658)

Real prophets of God are not controlled by black magic. Moreover, if Muhammad could be deceived in this way to think things happened when they really didn’t, maybe his visitations from angels didn’t really happen.

#4 Muhammad’s death proves he was a false prophet. In Surah 69:44-46 Muhammad stated if he fabricated false teachings (i.e., invented revelations) not from God he would have his aorta cut. It says, “And if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings, We would certainly have seized him by the right hand, Then We would certainly have cut off his aorta” (Surah 69:44-46, Shakir). Well it just so happens that the Muslim sources tell us Muhammad was poisoned by a Jewish person and then reported that it caused him to feel as if his aorta was being cut: “Ibn 'Abbas replied, "That indicated the death of Allah's Apostle which Allah informed him of." 'Umar said, "I do not understand of it except what you understand." Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used to say, "O 'Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 713). This is also repeated in the hadith of Sunan Abu Dawud: “She said: If you were a prophet, it would not harm you; but if you were a king, I should rid the people of you. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then ordered regarding her and she was killed. He then said about the pain of which he died: I continued to feel pain from the morsel which I had eaten at Khaybar. This is the time when it has cut off my aorta. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 39, Number 4498).

#3 Muhammad affirmed the validity of the Bible but then contradicted its teachings. In Surah 7:157 Muhammad affirmed the reliability of the Bible: “Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them..." (Surah 7:157 Pickthall). Moreover, Surah 5:68 exhorts Christians to perform the gospel: “Say: "People of the Book, you do not stand on anything, until you perform the Torah and the Gospel [Injil], and what was sent down to you from your Lord." (Surah 5:68 Arberry). These verses presuppose the Bible is preserved and reliable. Also, in Sunan Abu Dawud we are told Muhammad believed the Torah he possessed in the 7th century (which is the same one we have today) was divine revelation: “. . .He then withdrew the cushion from beneath him and placed the Torah on it saying: I believed in thee and in Him Who revealed thee” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 38, Number 4434). In Ibn Ishaq’s The Life of Muhammad we are told Muhammad affirmed the Torah is “the truth from God”: “Rafi b. Haritha and Sallam b. Mishkam and Malik b. al-Sayf and Rafi b. Huraymila came to him [Muhammad] and said: ‘Do you not allege that you follow the religion of Abraham and believe in the Torah which we have and testify that it is the truth from God?’ He replied, ‘certainly’” (The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, with introduction and notes by Alfred Guillaume [Oxford University Press, 1995], p. 268). Hence, since on the one hand Muhammad affirmed the Bible but on the other he contradicted its teachings in many ways (e.g. denying the crucifixion of Christ, original sin, Jesus’ eternal sonship, the deity of Christ, denying Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac etc), Muslims are in a serious dilemma and Islam is shown to be false.

#2 The Bible warns to avoid Islamic teaching. The Koran distorts the Christian position in its denial Jesus’ sonship, “35 It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. . .” (Surah 19:35, Yusif Ali). However, 1 John 2:23 warns, “No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:23; cf. Surah 9:30). Second, Muhammad denied Jesus’ deity by claiming, “Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah” (Surah 4:171, Yusif Ali). However, Jesus said “I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I AM  you will die in your sins” (John 8:24). “I AM” is the great name of God in Exodus 3:14. Also, 1 John 4:2-3 says those who deny Jesus preexisted and was then incarnated or made flesh is antichrist: “2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already” (1 John 4:2-3). Therefore, Muhammad was antichrist. Galatians 1:8-9 also says those who pervert the gospel or good news or preach another gospel like Muhammad did are cursed. The gospel is Christ died for sins rose and appeared (1 Corinthians 15:1-6). Hence, Muhammad and Islam are cursed for denying this. In fact Galatians 1:8-9 specifically says even if a supposed angel from heaven comes down and denies the gospel do not believe it. This is exactly what happened with Muhammad and his alleged revelations he got from the angel Gabriel. Indeed, Satan can appear as an angel of light and deceive people (2 Corinthians 11:14).

#1 Islam’s view of salvation makes Allah unjust. Islam teaches on the day of judgement there will be scales for good works and sins. If the person has more good works than sins they will enter paradise (Surah 23:99-104). Moreover, in the hadith literature we are told that a man who murdered one hundred people was admitted into paradise by Allah because when he died he was on his way to go to a place to learn about repentance, though he did not actually repent yet (Sahih Bukhari, 4:676). These teachings call into question the Islamic God’s attribute of justice. Is a judge truly just if he simply overlooks sin? If he does not punish sin then he is not a perfect, just judge. Therefore, Allah’s attribute of justice is defective rendering Islam false. In Christianity, however, God is a just judge because he both admits people to heaven and punishes their sin. He does not simply overlook their sin. The believer’s sin is imputed onto Christ who paid for it on the cross (Matthew 20:28; 26:28; 2 Corinthians 5:21 etc). Therefore, the true Christian God maintains His attribute of justice as a perfect judge while also saving men.

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