If your heart isn’t penetrated when listening to the Qur’an or reciting it, do istighfar and make du’a as it’s an extremely bad sign.
Jadi berdirilah tegap, berikatpinggangkan kebenaran dan berbajuzirahkan keadilan, kakimu berkasutkan kerelaan untuk memberitakan Injil damai sejahtera; dalam segala keadaan pergunakanlah perisai iman, sebab dengan perisai itu kamu akan dapat memadamkan semua panah api dari si jahat, dan terimalah ketopong keselamatan dan pedang Roh, yaitu firman Allah, dalam segala doa dan permohonan. Berdoalah setiap waktu di dalam Roh dan berjaga-jagalah di dalam doamu itu dengan permohonan yang tak putus-putusnya untuk segala orang Kudus, juga untuk aku, supaya kepadaku, jika aku membuka mulutku, dikaruniakan perkataan yang benar, agar dengan keberanian aku memberitakan rahasia Injil, yang kulayani sebagai utusan yang dipenjarakan. Berdoalah supaya dengan keberanian aku menyatakannya, sebagaimana seharusnya aku berbicara. (Efesus 6:10-20)
Apa yang ada dipikiran anda ketika mendengar tentang senjata? Pasti ada diantar kita yang berpikiran tentang senapan, pistol dan lain lain. Atau bahkan ada yang berpikiran tentang peperangan? Ya hidup ini identik dengan peperangan baik peperang melawan keinginan daging, masalah ataupun peperangan melawan iblis. Jika kita tidak memiliki bahkan mengenakan “senjata” maka kita siap mengalami kehancuran.
Diakhir dari suratnya kepada jemaat di Efesus, Paulus menghimbau agar mereka mengenakan seluruh perlengkapan senjata Allah. Mengapa?karena keadaan masyarakat Efesus pada saat itu masih melakukan penyembahan terhadap Dewa Yunani. Dewa yang mereka sembah pada saat itu adalah mereka sebut dewi Artemis. Mereka memahami dan mempercayai bahwa dewi Artemis ini adalah Dewa kesuburan. Selain itu juga mereka melakukan penyembahan dan tunduk kepada Kaisar. Paulus tidak ingin mereka diperdaya oleh iblis. Paulus ingin mereka mengenakan seluruh perlengkapan senjata Allah.
Hal yang sama juga harus dilakukan oleh semua pengikut Kristus. Jika kita tidak berjaga-jaga maka iblis akan menggunakan berbagai cara untuk menghancurkan kita. Iblis akan tertawa ketika ia berhasil menjauhkan kita dari Allah. Baik melalui masalah, teman, pasangan, pekerjaan, hobi dan lain sebagainya. Oleh karena itu penting untuk kita memperlengkapi diri kita dengan senjata yang dari Allah. Apa saja senjata yang dari Allah?
Ikat Pinggang kebenaran
Ikat pinggang pada jaman Alkitab sangat mempengaruhi seseorang dalam peperangan. Ikat pinggang itu akan membuat orang tersebut aman dan nyaman dan melindungi pinggang dalam setiap peperangan. Ikat pinggang juga akan membuat pakian yang dikenakan menjadi rapi. Allah ingin kebenaran Illahi mempengaruhi hidup kita. Karena kebenaran itu yang akan membuat kita aman dan nyaman. Kebenaran Allah akan melindungi hidup kita. Selain itu kebenaran itu akan menguatkan kita seperti ikat pinggang yang menopang dan melindungi pinggang prajurit. Kemanapun kita pergi dan dimanapun kita berada biarlah kebenaran Allah lah yang menjadi patokan kita. Karena kebenaran itu yang mebuat hidup kita menjadi “rapi” menjadi sesuai dengan kebenaran Allah. Oleh karena cintailah firman Allah yang adalah kebenaran sejati. Jika kebnaran Allah menjadi standar kita maka iblis tidak akan bisa untuk menghancurkan kita.
Baju Zirahkan keadilan
Tentara Romawi diberikan perlengkapan pakaian perang dengan penutup dada untuk melindungi jantung dan anggota tubuh lainnya yang amat vital. Biasanya penutup dada ini dibuat dari bahan logam dan bisa terdiri dari satu potong atau beberapa potong yang terpisah. Seorang Kristen harus mengenakan pelindung dada keadilbenaran (Efesus 6:14 band. Yesaya 59:14-15, 17). Pelindung dada harfiah melindungi organ-organ vital, terutama jantung. Perlunya keadilan sebagai penutup dada yang melindungi jantung kiasan atau hati khususnya menonjol karena kecenderungan hati yang berdosa (Kejadian 8:21; Yeremia 17:9).
Allah ingin kita hidup dalam keadilan. Adil artinya tidak memihak, tidak berat sebelah, tidak semena-mena. Dalam kehidupan rumah tangga kita berikanlah kasih kepada anak kita. Jangan membanding-bandingkan tetapi berikan motivasi yang menguatkan mereka. Dalam pekerjaan kita bersikaplah adil kepada mereka yang ada diatas kita maupun dibawa kita. Disekolah sebagai guru bersikaplah adil kepada anak-anak kita. Sebab sesunggunya Allah mencintai keadilan. Keadilan adalah miliki mereka yang menjadi pengikut Tuhan. Ketika kita tidak bersikap adil maka kita sedang menabur kebencian, sakit hati dan apatis yang akan merusak hubungan kita dengan sesama sebaliknya ketika kita diperlakukan tidak adil kenakanlah ikat pinggang kebenaran. Sebab kebenaran itu akan menguatkan kita. Ketidakadilan sangat berpotensi merusak persekutuan Kristen. Itu bisa menjadi titik lemah bagi serangan iblis untuk mengacaukan semuanya.
Kasut dalam kata aslinya mengandung arti siap. Artinya bahwa Allah ingin kita selalu siap untuk memberitakan kabar baik tentang kebenaran Allah kepada dunia. Kasut dari seorang prajurit dilengkapi pelindung dari logam (lihat 1 Samuel 17:6). Kasut ini memberikan perlindungan dari duri, onak, batu dan segala ganguan dijalan. Kasut juga membantu menguatkan kaki dan memberi stabilitas waktu terlibat dalam pertempuran. Demikianlah injil yang adalah kabar baik, memastikan damai dengan Allah dengan manusia menjadi pelindung kemanapun kita berjalan. Injil bila diterima dan diterapkan, akan melindungi kita dari luka , bilur, gesekan dan gangguan yang menyerang kita bukansaja dalam peperangan melawan setan tetapi juga dari manusia yang diperalatnya dari beragam kesukaran.
Perisai memiliki pengaruh yang besar dalam peperangan. Perisai itu menjadi pelindung dari lemparan bola api maupun panah. Perisai juga menjamin keselamatan prajurit yang sedang berperang. Untuk setiap peperangan rohani kita, iblis tidak takut dengan seberapa banyak kita menghafal alkitab atau dikamar kita ada ornamen religius tapi dia akan takut dengan iman yang kita miliki. Dalam setiap penyembuhan yang dilakukan oleh Yesus baik itu penyembuhan karena dosa pribadi maupun penyembuhan karena kuasa sijahat, yang selalu Yesus tekankan adalah iman. Iman itu menjadi kekuatan bagi kita untuk menghancurkan si jahat. Iman itu menjadi senjata kita untuk mempermalukan iblis. Iman itu menjadi senjata untuk kita mengusir iblis. Ingat!!!! Kuasa yang ada dalam kita terbukti menghancurkan si jahat. Jadi teruslah berlati dalam latihan rohani sehingga iman kita semakin dan semakin mengakar kepada Allah baik itu ibadah sungguh, berdoa yang sungguh, merenungkan kebenaran Allah. Dll.
Ketopong memberi pelindungan pada kepala, dan kepala adalah tempat kedudukan pertimbangan, kesadaran, berpikir, motivasi, dan pengendalian. Sebagaimana ketopong melindungi kepala seorang prajurit, “ketopong keselamatan” melindungi kesanggupan mental orang Kristen terhadap hal-hal yang tidak pada kebenaran Allah. Harapan Kristen kita disamakan dengan ketopong karena hal itu melindungi pikiran kita (1 Tesalonika 5:8).
Sadar bahwa jalan hidup kita tidak selalu rata. Sadar bahwa iblis tidak tinggal diam melihat anak Tuhan selalu mendapat kasih dari Allah, maka ia akan berusaha menghancurkan kita. Yang haruskita lakukan adalah meminta keslamatan dari Allah, meminta perlindungan dari Allah. Ketika iblis menyerang kita melalui masalah, ingat keselamatan sejati datang dari Allah. Solusi terbaik, mengatasi masalah tanpa ada masalah hanyalah Allah. Jangan berusaha berjuang sendiri, jangan selalu mengharapkan orang lain. Iblis akan terus mengejar kita dan mecari titik lemah kita. Tetapi ketika kita meminta keselamatan dari Allah maka kekuatan itu menaklukan si iblis.
Apa yang sangat dibutuhkan dalam peperangan jaman Alkitab? Pastinya pedang. Pedang adalah senjata untuk menyerang atau membela diri. Lalu pedang apa yang harus dipegang oleh umat Tuhan saat ini? Yang dimaksud disini adalah Pedang roh, yaitu firman Allah. Firman Tuhan mutlak dibutuhkan orang Kristen untuk menampik ajaran palsu dan ajaran turun-temurun manusia yang tidak sesuai dengan kebenaran. Pedang roh dapat membantu kita mempertahankan diri sewaktu diserang oleh godaan atau upaya orang murtad untuk menghancurkan iman kita. (2 Korintus 10:4, 5).
Iblis tidak suka kita memiliki hubungan dengan Allah. Dia tidak ingin tinggal sendiri dalam kesepian dan dalam perapian yang menyala-nyala. Oleh karena itu berupaya merekrut pengikutnya melalui berbagai macam cara. Melalui masalah, media, pasangan hidup, pekerjaan, ajaran palsu, filsafat yang kosong, teman dan lain sebagainya. Oleh karena itu kita harus berjaga-jaga jika tidak maka kita bisa saja jadi anggotanya dan menjadi calon penghuni neraka. Kita tidak sekedar berjaga-jaga tapi kita harus punya senjata yang ampuh untuk mengalahkannya. Dan senjata itu adalah perlengkapan rohani.
Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, about whom I had blogged previously, has been engaging with the post-modern mind since quite sometime. He tries his best to make a genuine case for Islam and Qur’an in this day and age. In this post, I have decided to revisit one of his debates with youth of Pakistan about the existence of God.
The debate is quite lengthy and Ghamidi tries to provide many arguments for the existence of Allah. The debate is in Urdu and, unfortunately, no English subtitles are available. Translating the entire debate from Urdu to English is an onerous task that I do not wish to undertake at this point in time. However, I want to discuss one of the arguments provided by Ghamidi that, in my opinion, is incorrect and weakens the systematic effort of Ghamidi to prove the existence of Allah.
From 23:44 to 23:50 in the video, Ghamidi states that intentionality and will has, so far as per human observation, not been demonstrated to exist in matter. It’s here where I feel he is making a mistake. Intentionality and will does surely exist in us human beings, who are a form of matter itself.
From 24:24 to 24:34, Ghamidi says that if it can be demonstrated that matter creates its own self, then the entire case for religion can be withdrawn. Now that is certainly a bold claim. And I believe Ghamidi is in a very insecure position after making this claim.
The word creation is a bit problematic. What we observe in nature is usually transformation rather than creation ex nihilo. One configuration of matter and/or energy is transformed into another configuration either through natural processes or through artificial ones.
While creation ex nihilo is not observed, the term creation as used in common parlance is referred to the aforementioned transformation of matter. In this sense, perhaps, Ghamidi’s argument is weakened because we see matter creating its own self in our very hands. A human being is a specific form of matter that is capable of manipulating the matter around itself including its own self. As Carl Sagan said in the intro of his famous series, Cosmos: “we are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” (3:22-3:30)
We lack complete mechanistic details but the role of the brain in the production of subjective experience is undeniable. Humans are an expression of matter just as a mountain or a tree or a river is. Whereas science may not consider a mountain or a river to be capable of having will and intentionality, humans beings, as a specific configuration of matter, are fairly capable of having intentionality and will.
To sum up, it seems incorrect to assert that matter does not create itself. While it is true that not all configurations of matter are capable of self-replication and manipulation of other forms of matter, there are certain configuration of matter, such as as human beings, that are capable of self-replication and external manipulation of matter and that have intentionality and will.
Every ignorance is cured with knowledge except when ignorance and self-assurance is combined in a person; there is no cure for it.
كل جهل يشفيه العلم، إلا إذا اجتمع في الإنسان (الجهل) و(الثقة بالنفس) فلا علاج له
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The light in this universe as we know it, is only a creation of Allah. When Allah says in Quran that He is The Light of heavens and earth, it just means that He is the Guiding Light, through Him (His Power) everything is created, perfected and maintained, and set right. Through Him is the Guidance.
Secondly we know from certain instances that Allah is Like A Bright Light or Illumination. But this just means that He manifests Himself in this form to this World and to humans. It doesn’t necessarily means that He is LIGHT. And even if He is Noor, the true meaning of Noor is not known to us, probably Noor is different from the Light as we know it.
At all times, we must remember the Ayats which tell that no vision can grasp Him (This means no one can know about His Nature) and that He is unlike anything. All above points are based on these Ayats. Futhermore, it is not our concern to know about Allah’s Nature (nor can we do it, ever) , infact it is wrong to guess upon this. Our only concern and job is to follow Him, His Book and His Commands.
There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.(Quran 42:11)
The best definition of Allah has cited in the quran by only Allah is Surah Ikhlaas (Sincerity) also known as Sūrat al-Tawḥīd “Monotheism” is the 112th Sura of the Qur’an. It is a short declaration of tawhid, God’s absolute oneness, consisting of 4 ayat. Al-Ikhlas means “the purity” or “the refining”
Allah says in Surah noor that Allah is (noor) the light of the heavens and the earth that means His presence is the reason to illuminate the Universe. Everything which gives light and illuminates other things has got its light from Him; this universe has no light of its own. That is, Allah alone in this universe is the real and prime “Cause of manifestation”, otherwise there is nothing but darkness here in this world.
The Messenger pbuh said, “When the inhabitants of Paradise enter Paradise, Allah will say to them, ‘Do you want Me to give you anything more?’ They will reply, ‘Have You not made our faces bright? Have You not brought us into Paradise and moved us from Hell?’ Allah will then remove the Veil and they will feel that they have not been awarded anything dearer to them than looking at their Lord.”[Hadith qudsi ..Sahih Muslim]
Hence we human can not conceive Allah in our mind nor in this world… we can understand Him through His attributes like He is Al-Karim, Al-Halim, Al-Wahhab like that Al-Noor (An-Noor..The Ligh .. 24:35) that means noor is an attribute of Allah among His 99 names.
“The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them.” (Quran, 7:180)
Bakr bin Abdullah al Muzzani said, if you come across a person who knows other’s deficiencies and has forgotten his own, know that he is being plotted against.
Let us try our best to busy ourselves with our own faults and weaknesses whilst making excuses for others.
Q: “When is the time for making the morning adhkaar (exaltations/ supplications) and when is the time for making the evening ones?”
Shaikh al-Albaani: “The morning adhkaar are said after Fajr and the evening adhkaar are said after `Asr.”
Q: “Okay, what is the proof for this O Shaikh? We heard in Afghanistan that you said the evening adhkaar are said after Maghrib?”
Shaikh: “No, it’s after `Asr.”
Q: “Okay, what is the proof for this?”
Shaikh: “Because evening linguistically starts after `Asr.”
[silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor 192/6 / alalbaany.com]
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We all know of the famous “samoosa runs” that almost every 20+ female and male experiences. And for those who don’t know, a samoosa run is the meeting of two families and introducing of two people whom the family sees as a potential match for marriage.
It’s an interesting process, one that I myself always wanted to experience but thought I’d be “too cool” for that and find my own person. Once a girl is past 21, it seems as if everyone conspires to get her married or find her a potential spouse at least… it’s almost like the “shaadi network” emerges and you find out about aunties or uncles you’d never known previously who have guys in mind lined up just waiting to be introduced to you.
For the past few years I’d always had some excuse or the other, not feeling completely ready or open to marriage (is anyone ever truly ready though?). It was only after my previously mentioned decision making process that I’d become open to this, placing my trust in my Lord.
It’s scary, intimidating, exciting, nerve wrecking and heart racing to think of meeting someone for the first time with the entire family present, speaking to them, being unsure of whether conversation would flow, knowing you’re meeting the man who could potentially be your life partner…
What do you say? How do you act? What if you do something wrong? Is he reading into everything you’re saying? How will he look? Will you be attracted to him? Will he find you attractive? Is he going to be tall enough???? What do you ask him? What’s he going to ask you? And the most important question of all… HOW DO YOU KNOW IF HE IS THE ONE? (And if you feel it, what if he doesn’t reciprocate that?!!)
All in all, it only sounds terrifying but once you’re in the situation, it all just flows. I’ve always had friends who’d gone through these experiences and said to me that once you’re there, once you meet someone and if they’re the one, you just know. You click in a way that’s unexplainable to anyone else and
“YOU. JUST. KNOW”
I never understood this until I myself had experienced it and the advice I’d give to any of you still going through this process or feeling unsure of whether you’re ready for this experience… GO FOR IT! You may not click with the first person, nor the next 5 but sure enough, he’s out there! Enjoy it! (Just pretend that you’re on episodes of the bachelorette LOL and enjoy your moment).
It’s a beautiful process, one filled with barakah and khayr and I can assure you that this is one of the best ways to meet someone because anyone that comes through is going to be someone from a good family and trust me, your grandparents, parents, and uncles have all done a thorough background check before even allowing him to come through (and the background checks and digging continue until you’re married just to be sure).
Having a samoosa run allows you to meet someone you’d never otherwise have met and someone with stability whom you’re sure is ‘ready’ to take the next step. This person isn’t going to be someone who plays mind games or makes you wait years before considering marriage and you know that this person is always going to uphold the respect of his family and yours and always respect you as a person.
And how will you know?
Well, your heart immediately connects with this person’s and their soul will feel somewhat familiar to you. You will fall in love with their mind and find yourself looking for them and thinking about them during that post-meeting waiting period.
And very importantly… PRAY ISTIKHARAH and I promise you, you’ll find what you seek! Don’t just go for looks, make sure their mind and heart attracts you too!
Don’t be afraid. The love will only grow stronger over time. Trust the process and trust Allah❤️.
All the best!
It is time to fairly ask Muslims whether Allah is real, Muhammad is the greatest human role model, & Quran has no evolution of text. It is in fact a bit too late, to ask if Islam is real, with real God, & real prophet, and real book. This article is not meant to be an article of intolerance. Muslims are human being too, and we Christians have to live by the words of our Quran, Jesus. We are to “love thy neighbour”, “love thy enemy”, & “Those who live by the sword will die by the sword”. The problem is many Muslims do not even know of what lies at the core of their highest authority, the Quran, and how it contrasts our highest authority, Jesus. Only around 18% read Arabic so they can only resort to their Imams. It can hardly be called a choice.
This article will shed a light into 8 events in Muhammad’s life, and back it up with the verses of Quran and the corresponding Hadith of the verses. In the end, it is genuinely hoped that Muslims can start to ask themselves in all honesty, whether Islam with such God, Book, and role model is truly their choice. Or perhaps they might find that they themselves are actually a much better person already than Muhammad.1-The verse of killing in the holy month
Just a brief background, this event occurred after Muhammad fled to Medina and had established himself quite a strong political position in terms of followers/army. The Sharia law was only written after he went to Medina, so it was post 622 AD. Bear in mind the chapter of Medina contains much more violent verses for both to Muslims & non believers. It can only implies there’s a change in political power, a change in Muhammad’s own ambition which already contradicts the claim that God’s word is eternal.
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Let’s read the Quran verse first. Quran 2:217 reads “They ask you about the sacred month – about fighting therein. Say, “Fighting therein is great [sin], but averting [people] from the way of Allah and disbelief in Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-Haram and the expulsion of its people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allah . And fitnah is greater than killing.” And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever – for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.”
The background from the chronological point of view for this verse is that by now Muhammad had gained effective control over the Tribes of Medina. He quickly turned his attention back to the Quraysh of Mecca. Back then all the tribes of Arabia had an agreement, during the four holy months fighting of any sort was taboo. On the last day of these months, A Muslim raiding party came across a Meccan caravan. The next day they would be free to attack the caravan. Unfortunately for them, by this time the caravan would be within the boundaries of Mecca. Fighting in Mecca was forbidden for Mecca was a pilgrimage centre for Arab Pagans.
This dilemma of the first Muslim raid on the Quraysh tribe’s caravan also recorded in Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah with sirat number 1425. Muslim apologist trying to defend this event by quoting this Hadith:
You have given protection to our companion. We swear by Allah that you must fight him or exile him, or else we will come at you in full force. We will kill your fighting men and take your women.
Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3004, Grade: Sahih. So in other words, it was the Meccans who threatened Muslims first. Yet this was not the case as will be explained more in details in the next section regarding the booty of war.
That was just a diversion of the main issue. The caravan posed no threat for it was a trade caravan heading to Mecca not Medina. They were under the protection of an agreement of cease fire within the period of the holy months and within the boundaries of Mecca. Final nail in the coffin is that none of the Quraysh that was attacked by the Muslims had any army/guards with them for they meant to head back home after trading journey. Besides, by attacking them at that specific time would only had given the Quraysh more reason for the above Hadith, and not less. Therefore this defence cannot be used in justifying the raid, for the verse came later than the raid.
It was also confirmed by Muhammad himself in Sirat Rasul Allah that Muhammad told the Muslims when they got back from the raid that he had not ordered them to attack them in the sacred month. Muhammad confirmed to the prisoners it was a sacred month. So how did he get around this dilemma in order to defend his own position not as the real aggressor and still get the 20% of the spoil of the raid? How nice of Allah to reveal Quran 2:217. If Quran is the word of Allah and eternal, why then did this verse not come from when Muhammad was still in Mecca? Why did it wait until Muhammad had himself an army to conduct raid on caravans? Is it then really the word of God since the beginning?2 – The verse about 20% spoil of war/raid
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From the Hadith of Bukhari book 4:53:351, a very respected Muslim scholar who produced the first Hadith Sahih Muslim 245 years after Muhammad’s death, Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, “Booty has been made legal for me.”
Well, let’s see first what the Sirat Rasul Allah tells us about the chronology of the event, and see whether the verse then came after or before the raid.
Direct Translation from the Original Arab Text (The Sira) by professor Guillame:
EXPEDITION OF ABDULLAH B.JAHS AND THE COMING DOWN OF “THEY WILL ASK YOU ABOUT THE SACRED MONTH.”
…………………When Abdullah had travelled for two days he opened the letter and looked into it, and this is what it said: ”When you have read this letter of mine(Muhammad) proceed until when you reached Nakhla between Mecca and Al-Ta’if. Lie in wait there for Quraysh and find out for us what they are doing.”………….. “They are pilgrims, you have nothing to fear them.” Then they encouraged each other and decided to kill as many as they could of them and take what they had. …………… One of Abdullah’s family mentioned that he said to his companions, “A fifth(20%) of what we have taken belongs to the apostle” (This was before God had appointed one fifth of the booty to him). …………….…………………. When Abdullah and his companions were relieved of their anxiety when the Koran came down, they were anxious for reward,…………………….One of Abdullah’s family mentioned that God divided the booty …. And had allowed to take it and one fifth to God and his apostle.
Here’s the verses of booty of war:
Quran 8:1 “They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true) believers.”
Quran 8:40 “And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a fifth thereof is for Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two armies met. And Allah is Able to do all things.”
So again Allah came just in time AFTER Muhammad was faced by both dilemma, being the aggressor in the sacred month, and the booty of war. Why did Muhammad need 20%? Did he not know that everything under the heavens and above the earths belong to Allah as he often recited to his followers? If Quran is eternal, then why were these verses revealed in the Quran of the Medina? How convenient?3 – The verse of the law of abrogation
The period of transition of Mecca to Medina is uniquely reflected in the Quran by the verse of the abrogation. Quran 2:106 reads “We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?”
As we see from above, later verses of Quran abrogate the earlier verses. We already know however that the Quran is supposedly to be the perfect word of Allah. How can it be eternal & perfect if some need abrogation? Isn’t it beyond obvious when two things contradict each other then one of them must be wrong.
Strangely enough, Muhammad never used violence against Kafir in Mecca, pre 622 AD, And in the very early days even showed some tolerance of other religions. To be clear let’s compare two verses, one from Mecca and the other from the Quran of Medina:
Quran 88:21 (From Mecca) reads “So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder.”.
Quran 8:12 (From Medina) reads “[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”
Once in Medina, Muhammad used violence almost all the time to achieve his aims. Muhammad’s example of how to behave is not consistent yet it is clearly more of a function of his changing political power. Hence the verses changed according to Muhammad’s own circumstances. Can then Quran then be eternal? Can then Quran be from God? For no divine logic can be dictated by political circumstances.4 – The sex slave verse
No we enter the realm of the Medinan chapter. A brief reminder to all that if you get by until this point then you know Muhammad is not the same tolerant prophet as he was in Mecca. Muhammad had a political position & the verse to abrogate the tolerant verses in order to able to launch multiple caravan raids in a year regardless in a holy month or not. The verse from Allah had been revealed after the first raid. The booty incentive was also there, for 20% of the raid had also been sanctioned by Allah to Muhammad. Although we can see from the Sirat Rasul Allah itself that the request of the 20% actually came before the verse. Finally, the most important verse, the verse that abrogates the earlier when in the word of Allah contradiction was to be found also supposedly had come in revelation. Everything was set for conquest.
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Quran 33:50 reads “O prophet we have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou have paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee.”
As raids & killings for booty on earth or virgins on heaven became more often, it was only natural that many widows were there for the grabbing.
Again in Quran 4:92 “Never should a believer kill a believer; but (If it so happens) by mistake, (Compensation is due): If one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased family.”. Here it is clear that an institution of slavery clearly has its merits in Islam. Please note, that the slave who has the right to be freed is only those who is a believer.
In fact there is no way for Muslims to deny the practice of sex slave except that they actually never read their Hadith or Quran. Because in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith levelled Sahih, book 97 Hadith number 38 it says:
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:
That during the battle with Bani Al-Mustaliq they (Muslims) captured some females and intended to have sexual relation with them without impregnating them. So they asked the Prophet (ﷺ) about coitus interrupt us. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It is better that you should not do it, for Allah has written whom He is going to create till the Day of Resurrection.” Qaza’a said, “I heard Abu Sa`id saying that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘No soul is ordained to be created but Allah will create it.”
Not only that slave has sex & bargaining functions for Muslims in both the Quran & authentic Hadith, but Muhammad also gave a very poor advise of contraception; coitus interrupt us, boys & girls Allah do not wish you guys to pull out. But a student of war of course can see that this inhuman practice has a political desired effect, getting the Ummah bigger in a cheap way. Legitimate wives need dower, a sex slave however can be traded for 6 camels.
Ibn Ishaq Sirat Rasul Allah also clearly gives legitimation for the institution of slavery as in page 590 indexed with number 877. Final nail in the coffin will be Muhammad himself could not resist the temptation of sex slave for sex like Saffiya bint Huyayy & Maria al Qibtiyya nor could he resist sex slave for political bargaining chip as written in Sahih Muslim, another authentic Hadith:
“……So we arrived in Medina. I had not yet disrobed her when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) met me in the street and said: Give me that girl, O Salama. I said: Messenger of Allah, she has fascinated me. I had not yet disrobed her. When on the next day the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) again met me in the street, he said: O Salama, give me that girl, may God bless your father. I said: She is for you, Messenger of Allah! By Allah. I have not yet disrobed her. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) sent her to the people of Mecca, and surrendered her as ransom for a number of Muslims who had been kept as prisoners at Mecca.” Sahih Muslim 1755, book 32, Hadith 54.
Please Muslim as a human being then ask yourselves whether what Boko Haram or ISIS do truly has no basis in the Quran & Hadith? If you admit that it has then please ask yourselves can this be from God the all merciful? Or just Muhammad the political figure?5 – Child bride verse is also Medinan verse
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When Muhammad consummated Aisha, he was 53 years old and Aisha was 9 years old. This happened in Medina, when he finally gained substantial political power. Mohammed reluctantly agreed for her to bring her dolls into the harem. This was a difficult decision for him, as he hated images of any kind.
Let’s get into the Quran and authentic Hadith right away, and we will soon see what it means to follow the examples of the prophet.
“I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for `Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.)” (Fath-ul-Bari page 143, Vol.13). Sahih Bukhari 6130, book 78, hadith 157.
“……………‘Those who are too young [such that they have not started menstruating yet], those who are too old [whose menstruation has stopped] and those who are pregnant’. And so this verse (And for such of your women as despair of menstruation…) was revealed.”
There are also Hadiths from both Tabari & Ibn Khatir, two well respected scholars in Sunni Islam, which correspond to the verse of Quran 65:4. Quran 65:4 reads “And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you doubt, then their period is three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated. And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease.”
With such abundance of evidences from above, it has been established beyond any doubt that child marriage in the Muslim world cannot be said to be not related nor can it be said to have no basis. Examples provided by the prophet in the authentic Hadiths, and the verse exist. There was a need for Islam at this stage to implement fecundism, or the politic of promoting high birth rate, perhaps this was the background. But one cannot morally say that child marriage in Islamic world has nothing to do with Islam. By 2013 the effort to introduce minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia of sixteen years old faced the stiffest resistance from the religious authorities. Can logic then support that this is exactly what God wants for human? Especially children? Or is it actually driven by the conquering needs from Muhammad by increasing the military might through birth rate? The bigger the army, the more battles/raid, more wealth of Muslims, more followers, more territory to conquer.
6 – The verse about the sex position
Spoiler alert, the story behind the verse is not for the sake of the woman. The problem basically came when a follower could not practice some sex position with the woman of Ansar whom he just married.
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By the Quran 2:223 good Muslims women should always be ready when their husband ask for intimacy.
“Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth [righteousness] for yourselves. And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.”
From Sunan Abu Dawud Kitab Al Nikah book 5 pages 580 (English), it was narrated that Quraysh tribe used to seek pleasure with their women in many positions. Apparently this was not such practice in Medina. So when one Quraysh immigrant married a woman of the Ansar, he did the same to her but she disliked it. Long story short the news of this cosmic world turning event reached the messenger of Allah. As it usually happens, when it reached Muhammad it definitely reached Allah. Then came that verse. One Hadith level Hasan even wrote by the prophet’s own word that, “No woman can fulfil her duty towards Allah until she fulfils her duty towards her husband. If he asks her (for intimacy) even if she is on her camel saddle, she should not refuse.”
Well clearly sex position not only matters to Muhammad, but Allah as well. The verse was supposedly revealed by Allah. The Hadith/Sunnah that was for the corresponding verse, also written to make this clear that it is about the method of intimacy. It is just a common sense for both Muslim or non Muslim to ask the simple question of was it truly Allah the all mighty to mingle with such a thing of lust? One thing is clear that again in such a desperate and deciding moment for the future of humanity in regards to a camel saddle, Allah failed Muhammad not. Again.7 – Is it the 9 wives or the 4 wives limit?
The Quran clearly limits 4 wives for each man, and the man has to treat with equal fairness. But historians unanimously agree that Muhammad had minimum 9 wives, because Sahih Bukhari 1:5:268 actually implies 11. But let just settle at 9 for it is double the limit already. Most of the marriage happened in Medina. Another coincidence? Perhaps, but let this slide for our focus is only to find out why was it Allah gave him the green light to break the limit when he was supposed to be the ultimate role model for Muslims.
Here is the verse:
“O Prophet, indeed We have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have given their due compensation and those your right hand possesses from what Allah has returned to you [of captives] and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who emigrated with you and a believing woman if she gives herself to the Prophet [and] if the Prophet wishes to marry her, [this is] only for you, excluding the [other] believers. We certainly know what We have made obligatory upon them concerning their wives and those their right hands possess, [but this is for you] in order that there will be upon you no discomfort. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.”
From many Muslims apologist sites the defences for there was an exception from Allah to Muhammad’s limit owning wives came from two verses. First:
“Your friend (Muhammad) was not astray, nor was he deceived. Nor was he speaking out of a personal desire. It was divine inspiration. Dictated by the Most Powerful.” From The Quran Al-Najm 53:2-5
Another issue is that what was required/expected of the prophet was not always required/expected of his followers. So there were definitely some differences in the set of rules that applied to him. For example, he was ordered to perform Tahajjud(nightly prayer) every night :
“And during a part of the night, pray Tahajjud beyond what is incumbent on you; maybe your Lord will raise you to a position of great glory.” From the Quran Al-Isra 17:79.
Was Muhammad truly fair to all her wives? Let’s take a look on well known scholar of Ibn Khatir regarding her second wife:
Allah states, and thus legislates accordingly, that sometimes, the man inclines away from his wife, sometimes towards her and sometimes he parts with her. In the first case, when the wife fears that her husband is steering away from her or deserting her, she is allowed to forfeit all or part of her rights, such as provisions, clothing, dwelling, and so forth, and the husband is allowed to accept such concessions from her. Hence, there is no harm if she offers such concessions, and if her husband accepts them.
Basically what this means is, if a woman fears that her husband is going to abandon her, she can bargain with him by giving up her marital rights. She can beg to stay married to him.
And this is exactly what Muhammad did to his second wife, Sauda.
Abu Dawud At-Tayalisi recorded that Ibn `Abbas said, “Sawdah feared that the Messenger of Allah might divorce her and she said, `O Messenger of Allah! Do not divorce me; give my day to `A’ishah.’ And he did, and later on Allah sent down [4:128].
In the Two Sahihs, it is recorded that Aisha said that when Sauda bint Zam`ah became old, she forfeited her day to Aisha, and the Prophet used to spend Sauda’s night with Aisha.
Sauda begged Muhammad not to divorce her and said that he doesn’t have to have sex with her anymore, but he could go have sex with Aisha instead when it was supposed to be Sauda’s turn (they had some sort of fixed schedule). So was he perfectly fair to all? Clearly not to Sauda. And when Aisha was called his favourite it is obvious then Muhammad had preferences. Was there any political gains in marrying these women? Muslim apologists would argue that those marriages that were of his fallen comrades’ widow were out of compassion. Perhaps they were so. But one would strongly argue that, a political incentive of showing to his followers that when they died in Jihad their wives would be taken care of by the prophet also present.
So Muslims under Muhammad had 72 virgins if they died and a chance of their wives status got upgraded in becoming Muhammad’s wives, or sex slaves and war booty if they won. How did Allah manage to precisely serve aspects of Muhammad’s political control system? Only Allah and Muhammad know best!8 – the verse of Zaynab
I am saving the best for last. Who is this Zaynab?
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“And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, “Keep your wife and fear Allah ,” while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished.” – Quran 33:37.
“There is not to be upon the Prophet any discomfort concerning that which Allah has imposed upon him. [This is] the established way of Allah with those [prophets] who have passed on before. And ever is the command of Allah a destiny decreed.” Quran 33:38.
Zaynab was the wife of Zaid. Zaid was the adopted son of Muhammad since the time when Muhammad had only one wife Khadija. Zaynab was also a cousin of Muhammad. So simply put, Zaynab was Muhammad daughter in law. Let’s get back a bit to the time when Zaid was not standing in between Muhammad and Zaynab.
Zaid (Zayd) was a freed slave whom Muhammad publicly adopted as his son. According to the early recorded history of Islam, Muhammad took Zaid to the Black Stone of the Ka’ba and said:
“Bear testimony, all ye that are present. Zaid is my son; I will be his heir and he shall be mine.” (W. Muir, The Life of Muhammad, ed. T.H. Wair, p. 35).
And thereafter he was called Zaid ibn Muhammad; Zaid son of Muhammad. Given this beginning, and given the ending that finally Muhammad took Zaynab as his wife surely one has to ask what exactly happened in the middle of the story until it got to the point that Zaid, the supposedly heir, was standing in between Muhammad & Zaynab, and this classic triangle romance demanded the usual intervention of Allah in favour of Muhammad. Important note is that at this time Muhammad had become a prominent leader in Medina. Zaid & Zaynab got married in 626 AD.
One day Muhammad paid a visit to Zaid but he was not home. As the wind blew the curtain aside, Muhammad saw Zaynab in a near naked state (Arabic: hasirah) and he was moved by her beauty, his daughter in law. She quickly dressed up, invited Muhammad into the house and said, “Come in, oh Prophet of God, for you are as my father and my mother to me.” This was in keeping with Arabic tribal tradition, where a daughter-in-law was regarded by the parents of her husband as their own daughter. However, Muhammad went away repeating, “Praise be Allah who changes hearts.” This admiration was noticed by Zaynab.
Muhammad’s utterance reveals that his feelings towards Zaynab have now changed from what they used to be before. His feelings towards her now changed from the time when he first arranged her marriage to Zaid. Obviously, when he caught a glimpse of the scantily dressed Zaynab, he did not see any dramatic change in her personality, but a near naked woman with a desirable figure. When Zaid came home, Zaynab related about Muhammad’s visit and what he had expressed.
Zaid had no choice. He not only feared that Muhammad would destroy those who stand in his way, but he was also sure of it. Otherwise, he would not have gone to such painful limits of announcing his willingness to hand over his wife, whom he was supposed to love and protect. He was so sure of Muhammad’s true nature that he was willing to bring shame upon himself by saying what would otherwise be an unimaginable thing for a son to say to his father. He went to Muhammad and openly informed him:
Tabari VIII:1:“Perhaps Zaynab has excited your admiration, so I will leave her.”
Tabari VIII:4:“One day Muhammad went out looking for Zayd. Now there was a covering of haircloth over the doorway, but the wind had lifted the covering so that the doorway was uncovered. Zaynab was in her chamber, undressed, and admiration for her entered the heart of the Prophet. After that Allah made her unattractive to Zayd.”
I will ask a simple question, does it seem, beyond dispute, that Zaid has more a prophet like character; self sacrifice? Is this type of case, parents falling in love to their child’s spouse a common human condition? If it is not, then why did Allah, again, inconveniently send down his verse for the convenience of Muhammad who lacked self sacrifice even to his own heir?Conclusion:
I will end this in a simple way. Can God endorse child sex marriage and be the all merciful? Can God abrogate his own earlier verses and be the all wise & all knowing AND eternal? Can God endorse a sex slave traded with 6 camels and be the most gracious? Can God concern himself with manner of sex position and be the all holy? Can God obey the lust of his creation and be the giver of honor?
Can Allah actually be the alter ego of Muhammad? His shadow in name when he finally established his political strength in Medina and ready for conquest? Can Allah take playing music & drawing as sins but not child marriage & slavery? Or can it be truly that Allah is simply just his pimp?
List of sources:
 From the book called The Story of Mohammed Islam unveiled, written by Harry Richardson, chapter 5, 7 & 8.
 http://www.quran.com Quran 2:217.
 From the book called The Story of Mohammed Islam unveiled, written by Harry Richardson, chapter 7.
 From the book called The Story of Mohammed Islam unveiled, written by Harry Richardson, chapter 7 page 25.
 From the book called The Story of Mohammed Islam unveiled, written by Harry Richardson, chapter 7 starts page 28.
 From the book called The Story of Mohammed Islam unveiled, written by Harry Richardson, chapter 9.
 http://www.quran.com Quran 88:21.
 http://www.quran.com Quran 8:12.
 Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqWsqH9yHEA, The Masked Arab video called Islam & ISIS – Slavery in Islam.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LE3QARjIZg The Masked Arab video called Paedophilia & child marriage in Islam
 From the book called The Story of Mohammed Islam unveiled, written by Harry Richardson, page 21 point 1.
 http://www.quran.com Quran 2:223. And Youtube channel Act17Apologetics, video “three verses every woman should know(David Wood)
 Youtube channel Act17Apologetics, video “three verses every woman should know(David Wood)
 Youtube channel Act17Apologetics, video “three verses every woman should know(David Wood)
 http://www.quran.com, Quran 33:50-51.
Ibn al Jawzi (rh) mentioned that he read over 20,000 books, would finish the Qur’an every week and would advise his son to pray two Juz a night for Qiyaam ul Layl. Over 100,000 repented due to his reminders and sermons.
He would say that he wanted to master every Islamic science and write over a thousand books, according to Ibn Taymiyyah (rh).
kāf dhāl bā
kadhabū, kadhaba (verb) = to deny, to reject, to lie about
l-mukadhibīna, l-mukadhibūna = those who deny, those who reject
l-kādhibīna, l-kādhibūna = the liars
Surah Qaf 12-14
kadhabat qablahum qawmu nūḥin wa-aṣḥābu l-rasi wathamūdu
The people of Nuh, the companions of Ar-Rass and the people of Thamud denied (the messengers before Muhammad)
waʿādun wafir’ʿawnu wa-ikh’wānu lūṭin
The people of ‘Ad and Fir’aun and the brothers of Lut
wa-aṣḥābu l-aykati waqawmu tubbaʿin kullun kadhaba l-rusula faḥaqqa waʿīdi
And the companions of Al-Aykat (near Madyan) and the people of Tubba’. All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.
Surah Ali ‘Imran 184
fa-in kadhabūka faqad kudhiba rusulun min qablika jāū bil-bayināti wal-zuburi wal-kitābi l-munīri
Then if they deny you, [O Muhammad] – so were messengers denied before you, who brought clear proofs and written ordinances and the enlightening Scripture.
Surah Hud 18
waman aẓlamu mimmani if’tarā ʿalā l-lahi kadhiban ulāika yuʿ’raḍūna ʿalā rabbihim wayaqūlu l-ashhādu hāulāi alladhīna kadhabū ʿalā rabbihim alā laʿnatu l-lahi ʿalā l-ẓālimīna
And who is more unjust than he who invents a lie about Allah ? Those will be presented before their Lord, and the witnesses will say, “These are the ones who lied against their Lord.” Unquestionably, the curse of Allah is upon the wrongdoers.
Surah Al-Māidah 70
laqad akhadhnā mīthāqa banī is’rāīla wa-arsalnā ilayhim rusulan kullamā jāahum rasūlun bimā lā tahwā anfusuhum farīqan kadhabū wafarīqan yaqtulūna
We had already taken the covenant of the Children of Israel and had sent to them messengers. Whenever there came to them a messenger with what their souls did not desire, a party [of messengers] they denied, and another party they killed
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, says: ‘The son of Adam denied Me and he had no right to do so. and the son of Adam reviled Me and he had no right to do so. As for his denying Me, It is his saying that I will not resurrect him as I created him in the beginning, but resurrecting him is not more difficult for Me than creating him in the first place. And as for his reviling Me, it is his saying that Allah has taken a son, but I am Allah, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, I beget not nor was I begotten, and there is none equal or comparable to Me.”‘
Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 2078
English reference: Vol. 3, Book 21, Hadith 2080