Friday, 21 September 2012
No sooner had I finished this series I discovered a number of other cases of Muhammad’s violations of the Qur’an. Though it is too late to include all of them now, I must narrate the following violation:
The Qur’an allows a Muslim man to accumulate up to four wives at any time (Qur’an: 4:3). It is an inalienable right that Allah has prescribed to all Muslim men in the world. No power on earth could take away this right. None of the existing wives or the fathers-in-law have the power to object a Muslim man to indulge in this ritual of polygamy.
However, it is amazing that when Muhammad’s son-in-law, Ali, wanted to have a second wife, in addition to his first wife Fatima, Muhammad’s daughter, Muhammad was furious. Muhammad vehemently objected to this proposal insisting if Ali was really serious in this additional wife, he must first divorce Fatima. Eventually, Ali had to refrain from gathering additional wives as long as Muhammad and Fatima were alive.
Curiously, after the death of Muhammad and Fatima, Ali diligently followed the Qur’an (4:3) by marrying many women.
Here are a few Sahih ahadith that exposes Muhammad’s hypocrisy with respect to the Qur’anic rules. Due to the shortage of space, I am only quoting the main message. Readers should refer to the appropriate references to read the complete ahadith
Ali was married to Fatima, Muhammad’s daughter. When Banu Hisham bin Al Mughira proposed that Ali should take a second, Muhammad objected to that proposal. Muhammad said he would not allow Ali to marry another woman unless Ali divorced Fatima. It was because whatever displeased Fatima also displeased Muhammad. Whatever harmed Fatima also harmed Muhammad. (Jami’ At-Tirmidhi vol.6.number 3867)
Fatima was a part of Muhammad. What harmed Fatima also harmed Muhammad. What was uncomfortable to Fatima was also uncomfortable to Muhammad. That was why Muhammad had objected Ali, who was married to Fatima, to marry the daughter of Abu Jahl…(ibid 6.3869)
Muhammad prevented the marriage of Ali with the daughter of Abu Jahl as Ali’s second wife as long he did not divorce Fatima (that is Ali must divorce Fatima to acquire another wife.). Muhammad sought the alibi that the daughter of Allah’s Apostle (Fatima) and the daughter the enemy of Allah (the daughter of Abu Jahl) could never get together…(Sahih Bukhari 4.53.342)
Muhammad hated the idea that Ali would take another wife, in Abu Jahl’s daughter without divorcing Fatima (even though Muhammad allowed four wives for a Muslim, and, he himself had up to 14 wives) claiming that the daughter of apostle of Allah and the daughter of the enemy of Allah cannot be the wives of same man (i.e., Ali)…(Sahih Bukhari, 5.57.76)
Sorry for this slip up.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
PART 4, CONTINUES FROM PART 3
Violating the Qura’an, Muhammad offered funeral prayers for a hypocrite and the Christian King of
The Qur’an forbade Muhammad and Muslims to offer funeral prayers for any non Muslims. In fact, the Qur’an is so strict on this that when Muhammad was contemplating a memorial service for the death of his uncle Abu Talib, who had nurtured Muhammad until his adulthood, Allah admonished Muhammad vehemently for having such a thought. The same thing happened when Muhammad did the funeral prayer for Abdullah ibn Ubayy, a hypocrite Muslim of Medina. Allah was totally displeased with Muhammad and put a ban on showing any sympathy for the death of an infidel or a hypocrite.
Here are two verses on this issue:
When Abu Talib, Muhammad’s uncle died Allah revealed the first verse on the banning of funeral prayer by Muslims for a non-Muslims (9:113).
009.113; YUSUFALI: It is not fitting, for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for forgiveness for Pagans, even though they be of kin, after it is clear to them that they are companions of the Fire.
Here is a hadis on this: Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 197: Narrated Al-Musaiyab:
When Abu Talib’s death approached, the Prophet went to him while Abu Jahl and ‘Abdullah bin Abi Umaiya were present with him. The Prophet said, “O uncle, say: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, so that I may argue for your case with it before Allah.” On that, Abu Jahl and ‘Abdullah bin Abu Umaiya said, “O Abu Talib! Do you want to renounce ‘Abdul Muttalib’s religion?” Then the Prophet said, “I will keep on asking (Allah for) forgiveness for you unless I am forbidden to do so.” Then there was revealed:–
‘It is not fitting for the Prophet and those who believe that they should invoke (Allah) for forgiveness for pagans even though they be of kin, after it has become clear to them that they are companions of the Fire.’ (9.113)
Here is another verse from the Qur’an
009.084 YUSUFALI: Nor do thou ever pray for any of them that dies, nor stand at his grave; for they rejected Allah and His Messenger, and died in a state of perverse rebellion.
Ibn Kathir writes that Muhammad attended the funeral prayer of hypocrite Abdullah b. Ubayy, followed the funeral procession, and stood at his grave; when Umar asked Muhammad about this Muhammad said that Allah would never forgive a hypocrite even when Muhammad prayed for his forgiveness; then Allah released this verse.
This means Muhammad did not listen to what Allah had previously (9:113) said in the Qur’an; he defied Allah’s previous instruction.
Amazingly, when the Negus (the King) of Ethiopia died Muhammad offered a funeral prayer for this Christian ruler.
Here are two more ahadith on Muhammad’s violation of the Qur’an’s strict ban on offering condolence for a dead infidel
When an Najashi (the king of Ethiopia) died, Muhammad offered funeral prayer for an Najashi in absentia…Sahih Bukhari 2.23.337
Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 23, Number 337; Narrated Abu Huraira; Allah’s Apostle informed (the people) about the death of An-Najashi on the very day he died. He went towards the Musalla (praying place) and the people stood behind him in rows. He said four Takbirs (i.e. offered the Funeral prayer).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 217: Narrated Jabir: When Negus died, the Prophet said, “Today a pious man has died. So get up and offer the funeral prayer for your brother Ashama
Defying the Qur’an Muhammad resorted to charm and magic
The Qur’an strictly forbids Muslims to resort to any form of charm, magic, spell, or premonition to cure or alleviate any sickness, mental or physical. The only exception is incantation of the Qur’anic verses for such afflictions.
Here are a few verses on the ban on un Islamic magic and charm
002.102 YUSUFALI: They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon: the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such things as came down at babylon (Sic) to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone (Such things) without saying: “We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme.” They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah’s permission. And they learned what harmed them, not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew!
026.221 YUSUFALI: Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend?
026.222 YUSUFALI: They descend on every lying, wicked person,
026.223 YUSUFALI: (Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars.
According to ibn Kathir, the context of the above verses is that people asked Muhammad about fortune-tellers. Muhammad replied they were nothing despite their claims that some of their predictions do come true. Maududi (commentary number 26/140) writes that these verses imply the sorcerers, astrologers, fortune-tellers, and conjurers who pose as knowers of the unseen and tell the people their future, or as wise men who have control over jinns and spirits and can make the destinies of the people through them.
According to a few ahadith Muhammad believed in magic and spells, thus violating the Qur’an’s diction.
Once Muhammad was bewitched; he imagined doing things that he had not actually done…(Sahih Bukhari 4.53.400)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 53, Number 400; Narrated Aisha: Once the Prophet was bewitched so that he began to imagine that he had done a thing which in fact he had not done.
Muhammad believed in magic and thought that he was under the spell of a magic cast by Labid bin al-A’sam …(Sahih Bukhari 4.54.490)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 490; Narrated ‘Aisha:Magic was worked on the Prophet so that he began to fancy that he was doing a thing which he was not actually doing. One day he invoked (Allah) for a long period and then said, “I feel that Allah has inspired me as how to cure myself. Two persons came to me (in my dream) and sat, one by my head and the other by my feet. One of them asked the other, “What is the ailment of this man?” The other replied, ‘He has been bewitched” The first asked, ‘Who has bewitched him?’ The other replied, ‘Lubaid bin Al-A’sam.’ The first one asked, ‘What material has he used?’ The other replied, ‘A comb, the hair gathered on it, and the outer skin of the pollen of the male date-palm.’ The first asked, ‘Where is that?’ The other replied, ‘It is in the well of Dharwan.’ ” So, the Prophet went out towards the well and then returned and said to me on his return, “Its date-palms (the date-palms near the well) are like the heads of the devils.” I asked, “Did you take out those things with which the magic was worked?” He said, “No, for I have been cured by Allah and I am afraid that this action may spread evil amongst the people.” Later on the well was filled up with earth.
Muhammad allowed the practice of geomancy of earlier prophets…(Sunaan Abu Dawud 2.3900)
Sunaan Abu Dawud Volume ii, Number 3900; Mua’awiyah b. Al Hakam al Sulami said:
I said : Apostle of Allah among us there are some who practice divination by drawing lines. He said: There was a Prophet (footnote 3321) who drew lines, so if anyone does it as he drew lines, that is right (footnote 3322).
Footnote 3321 by the translator, Ahmad Hasan: The name of the Prophet who drew lines is said to be Daniel or Idris. (Sunaan Abu Dawud, volume ii, p.1096)
Perhaps, embarrassed with Muhammad’s open violation of the Qur’an’s prohibition on the divination arrow, spells and omens, the said translator added his own comment in footnote 3322.
Footnote 3322: As it is not known definitely whether a man draws the lines according to the lines of the Prophet, it is forbidden now to omens by drawing lines. Hence, geomancy is not allowed
Violating the Qur’an Muhammad let his son-in-law flee Uhud battlefield
The Qur’an strictly forbids Muslims to flee from a battlefield. There is harsh punishment for any Muslim combatant who flees from the rigors of fighting infidels in a battle. Here are a few verses from the Qur’an and pertinent comments from impeccable Islamic commentators.
When you encounter the disbelievers in a fight, do not flee from fighting; those who do so will go to hell…8:15
008.015 YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in hostile array, never turn your backs to them.
According to ibn Kathir fleeing from a battlefield is a major sin.
008.016 YUSUFALI: If any do turn his back to them on such a day – unless it be in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own)- he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell,- an evil refuge (indeed)!
One of the most eminent tafsir writers, Jalayn, comments on this verse (8:16) in this manner:
Anyone who turns his back on them that day (a day of battle), unless he is withdrawing, as a ruse the appearance of flight but really intending to rejoin the fight or withdrawing to join another group of Muslims in order to reinforce them, brings Allah’s anger down upon himself. His refuge is Hell. What an evil destination. (Tafsir Al-Jalalyn, p.379)
One may think a Muslim fighter might raise any alibi to flee a battle. But Allah knows what is in his heart. There is no way Allah will excuse such deserters. Let us read verse 33:13 and its commentaries.
033.013 YUSUFALI: Behold! A party among them said: “Ye men of Yathrib! ye cannot stand (the attack)! therefore go back!” And a band of them ask for leave of the Prophet, saying, “Truly our houses are bare and exposed,” though they were not exposed they intended nothing but to run away.
Allah revealed this verse on the occasion of battle of the trench (also known as the battle of Ahzab). Ibn Kathir writes Allah told Muhammad that the Muslims wanted to run away from the battlefield. According to Tabari they wanted to quit the battleground with the alibi of their family matters. So Allah revealed this verse on this occasion (Tabari, viii.16).
On this verse (33:13), Jalalyn writes: And a group of them (the hypocrites) said, ‘People of Yathrib— the old name of Madina—your position (read as muqam maqam)is untenable—literally, you have no place—so return to your houses in Madina’ They had gone out with the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to Sal’, a mountain outside of Madina, to fight. Some of them asked the Prophet for permission to go back and to excuse them, saying, ‘Our houses are exposed,’ meaning that they were not fortified and they feared for their safety — when they were not exposed. Allah said: It was merely that they wanted to run away from the battle. (Tafsir Al-Jalalyn, p.898)
Surprisingly, in the case of Uthman, Muhammad’s son-in-law, Muhammad had very little regard for what Allah wrote in the Qur’an. We read in a hadis that Uthman joined other Muslim soldiers in the battle of Uhud. Nevertheless, he fled from the battlefield without telling anyone or without raising any alibi. Muhammad never raised this issue, as if it had never happened. This time Allah did not tell Muhammad that Uthman had deserted the battle for no good reason. This hadis also tells us that in the battle of Badr, Uthman had genuine reason to abstain himself from the military operation.
Let us read the following hadis:
Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 57, Number: 48 Narrated ‘Uthman: (the son of Muhib) An Egyptian who came and performed the Hajj to the Kaba saw some people sitting. He enquire (Sic), “Who are these people?” Somebody said, “They are the tribe of Quraish.” He said, “Who is the old man sitting amongst them?” The people replied, “He is ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar.” He said, “O Ibn Umar! I want to ask you about something; please tell me about it. Do you know that ‘Uthman fled away on the day (of the battle) of Uhud?” Ibn ‘Umar said, “Yes.” The (Egyptian) man said, “Do you know that ‘Uthman was absent on the day (of the battle) of Badr and did not join it?” Ibn ‘Umar said, “Yes.” The man said, “Do you know that he failed to attend the Ar Ridwan pledge and did not witness it (i.e. Hudaibiya pledge of allegiance)?” Ibn ‘Umar said, “Yes.” The man said, “Allahu Akbar!” Ibn ‘Umar said, “Let me explain to you (all these three things). As for his flight on the day of Uhud, I testify that Allah has excused him and forgiven him; and as for his absence from the battle of Badr, it was due to the fact that the daughter of Allah’s Apostle was his wife and she was sick then. Allah’s Apostle said to him, “You will receive the same reward and share (of the booty) as anyone of those who participated in the battle of Badr (if you stay with her).’ As for his absence from the Ar-Ridwan pledge of allegiance, had there been any person in Mecca more respectable than ‘Uthman (to be sent as a representative). Allah’s Apostle would have sent him instead of him. No doubt, Allah’s Apostle had sent him, and the incident of the Ar-Ridwan pledge of Allegiance happened after ‘Uthman had gone to Mecca. Allah’s Apostle held out his right hand saying, ‘This is ‘Uthman’s hand.’ He stroke his (other) hand with it saying, ‘This (pledge of allegiance) is on the behalf of ‘Uthman.’ Then Ibn ‘Umar said to the man, ‘Bear (these) excuses in mind with you.’
Please note there is not a single verse in the Qur’an that says Allah forgave Uthman for deserting the Uhud battle.
Conclusion: The Islamist apologists will employ many twisted, convoluted, logical fallacies and strange reasoning to disprove all those historical records which I enumerated above.
But no matter what they say, the truth remains—Muhammad bent the Qur’an according to his convenience. Muhammad, on many occasions, indeed, had violated the Qur’an. Muhammad was clever, smart and crafty to use the Qur’an as per his needs. This demonstrates that the Qur’an was really a handiwork of Muhammad—not the words of Allah.
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
CONTINUES FROM PART 2
Muhammad violated the Qura’nic rule of not to have sex with women when in ihram (purity state spent inside a mosque) or when performing Hajj
Here is the Qur’anic verse on the purity state in a mosque:
Observe Hajj in the prescribed month; no sexual intercourse, misconduct and argument during the Hajj session…2:197
002.197 YUSUFALI: For Hajj are the months well known. If any one undertakes that duty therein, Let there be no obscenity, nor wickedness, nor wrangling in the Hajj. And whatever good ye do, (be sure) Allah knoweth it. And take a provision (With you) for the journey, but the best of provisions is right conduct. So fear Me, o ye that are wise.
You can have sex with wives only at nights of fasting time; wives are garments; do not approach wife while in retreat (ihram) in a mosque…2:187
002.187 YUSUFALI: Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast Till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are Limits (set by) Allah: Approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint.
Even a hadis in Sunaan Abu Dawud confirms the stipulation of the Qur’an. This hadis says: A pilgrim must not marry and give someone in marriage in the sacred state (while wearing ihram)…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.10.1837)
Sunaan Abu Dawud: vol.ii, Book 10, Number 1837 Nubaih b. Wahb, brother of Banu ‘Abd al-Dar said: ‘Umar b. ‘Ubaid Allah sent someone to Aban b. ‘Uthman b. ‘Affan, asking him (to participate in the marriage ceremony). Aban in those days was the chief of pilgrims, and both were in the sacred state (wearing ihram). I want to give the daughter of Shaibah b. Jubair to Talhah b. ‘Umar in marriage. I wish that you may attend it. Aban refused and said: I heard my father ‘Uthman b. ‘Affan narrating a tradition from the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: A pilgrim may not marry and give someone in marriage in the sacred state (while wearing ihram).
But Muhammad did not have much regard for the Qur’an, or even to his own words when it came to marrying women and having sex with them during those sacred states. When he went to
Here is the hadis from Sunaan Abu Dawud: Muhammad married Maimunah while he was in the sacred state wearing ihram…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.10.1840)
Sunaan Abu Dawud: vol.ii, Book 10, Number 1840: Ibn ‘Abbas said: The Prophet (may peace be upon him) married Maimunah while he was in the sacred state (wearing ihram).
Muhammad violated the Qur’an by having sex with a girl presented to him as a gift
The Qur’an allows Muslims to have sex with their wives and with their sex slaves (without marrying them). The sex slaves include women captives of war, slave women bought in a slave market, and domestic maid servants bought to do house chores. Sex with such sex-slaves does not constitute fornication or adultery [sic]. The Qur’an provides certain exemptions to Muhammad. Allah allowed only Muhammad to have unrestricted sex without marriage with his first cousin sisters, and women who willingly surrender her person to him.
Here are the concerned verses:
023.001-06 YUSUFALI: The believers must (eventually) win through, Those who humble themselves in their prayers; Who avoid vain talk; Who are active in deeds of charity; Who abstain from sex, Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
In connection with the above verses, ibn Kathir writes that right hand’s possession means captive women. According to Jalalyn, right hand’s possession means concubines, and, as per ibn Abbas it is lawful to have unlimited sex with slave women and/or captive women. Ibn Kathir also writes that illegal sex means fornication, and homosexuality; sex with women other than wives and slave-girl is transgression.
033.050 YUSUFALI: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated (from Makka) with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large); We know what We have appointed for them as to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
The Qur’an, however, never permitted Muhammad or any Muslims to engage in sex with girls presented to him or the Muslims as honoured gifts. But Muhammad had very little regard for what Allah said in the Qur’an. He did whatever he wished with women, whom he fancied.
So, when Muqwaqis, the Christian Ruler of
The entire Sura Tahrim (Sura 66) deals with this issue. Let us read a hadis to witness how Muhammad violated the Qur’an by having sex with Mariyah, the Coptic girl. This hadis is very long. I am quoting only the relevant part:
Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 43, Number 648 Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abbas …’Umar told the whole story (about his wife). “On that the Prophet smiled.” ‘Umar further said, “I then said, ‘I went to Hafsa and said to her: Do not be tempted to imitate your companion (’Aisha) for she is more beautiful than you and more beloved to the Prophet.’ The Prophet smiled again. When I saw him smiling, I sat down and cast a glance at the room, and by Allah, I couldn’t see anything of importance but three hides. I said (to Allah’s Apostle) “Invoke Allah to make your followers prosperous for the Persians and the Byzantines have been made prosperous and given worldly luxuries, though they do not worship Allah?’ The Prophet was leaning then (and on hearing my speech he sat straight) and said, ‘O Ibn Al-Khatttab! Do you have any doubt (that the Hereafter is better than this world)? These people have been given rewards of their good deeds in this world only.’ I asked the Prophet . ‘Please ask Allah’s forgiveness for me. The Prophet did not go to his wives because of the secret which Hafsa had disclosed to ‘Aisha, and he said that he would not go to his wives for one month as he was angry with them when Allah admonished him (for his oath that he would not approach Maria). When twenty-nine days had passed, the Prophet went to Aisha first of all. She said to him, ‘You took an oath that you would not come to us for one month, and today only twenty-nine days have passed, as I have been counting them day by day.’ The Prophet said, ‘The month is also of twenty-nine days.’ That month consisted of twenty-nine days. ‘Aisha said, ‘When the Divine revelation of Choice was revealed, the Prophet started with me, saying to me, ‘I am telling you something, but you needn’t hurry to give the reply till you can consult your parents.” ‘Aisha knew that her parents would not advise her to part with the Prophet . The Prophet said that Allah had said:–
‘O Prophet! Say To your wives; If you desire The life of this world And its glitter, … then come! I will make a provision for you and set you free In (Sic) a handsome manner. But if you seek Allah And (Sic) His Apostle, and The Home of the Hereafter, then Verily, Allah has prepared For the good-doers amongst you A great reward.’ (33.28) ‘Aisha said, ‘Am I to consult my parents about this? I indeed prefer Allah, His Apostle, and the Home of the Hereafter.’ After that the Prophet gave the choice to his other wives and they also gave the same reply as ‘Aisha did.”
Muhammad violated the Qur’anic prescription for Islamic sex offenders
The Qur’an (24:2) says that the punishment for adultery/illicit sex is one hundred lashes in the presence of a Muslim crowd. It also stipulates the house arrest until death for women who resort to lewdness (4:15). Some Islamic scholars are of the opinion that verse 4:15 means lesbianism. Interestingly, there is no prescribed punishment for gays resorting to sodomy (4:16). Verse 4:16 even prescribes forgiveness if the gay couple repent and turn to heterosexual act. To remove such ambiguity and unfairness vis-à-vis gender, ibn Kathir writes that verse 24:2 replaces verses 4:15 16. Even if we accept ibn Kathir’s interpretation, we find no verse in the Qur’an that clearly says illicit sexual offenders face stoning to death.
Let us read theses verses:
024.002 YUSUFALI: The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.
004.015 YUSUFALI: If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (Reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some (other) way.
004.016 YUSUFALI: If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.
Even a hadis in Sahih Muslim tells us that stoning to death had never been a part of the Qur’an.
Stoning is not in the Qur’an, Umar instituted it claiming it to be part of the Qur’an…(Sahih Muslim 17.4194)
Sahih Muslim Book 17, Number 4194 ‘Abdullah b. ‘Abbas reported that ‘Umar b. Khattab sat on the pulpit of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Verily Allah sent Muhammad (may peace be upon him) with truth and He sent down the Book upon him, and the verse of stoning was included in what was sent down to him. We recited it, retained it in our memory and understood it. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) awarded the punishment of stoning to death (to the married adulterer and adulteress) and, after him, we also awarded the punishment of stoning, I am afraid that with the lapse of time, the people (may forget it) and may say: We do not find the punishment of stoning in the Book of Allah, and thus go astray by abandoning this duty prescribed by Allah. Stoning is a duty laid down in Allah’s Book for married men and women who commit adultery when proof is established, or it there is pregnancy, or a confession.
Here is how Muhammad, violating the Qur’an, punished a few sex offenders.
A man and a woman were stoned to death near funeral prayer spot in the mosque…(Sahih Bukhari 2.23.413)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 23, Number 413 Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar : The Jew brought to the Prophet a man and a woman from amongst them who have committed (adultery) illegal sexual intercourse. He ordered both of them to be stoned (to death), near the place of offering the funeral prayers beside the mosque.”
A married woman committed adultery with an unmarried man. The man received one hundred lashes and exiled for a year. Muhammad asked Unais to go to the woman and stone her to death…(Sahih Bukhari 3.49.860)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 49, Number 860 Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani: A bedouin came and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Judge between us according to Allah’s Laws.” His opponent got up and said, “He is right. Judge between us according to Allah’s Laws.” The Bedouin said, “My son was a laborer working for this man, and he committed illegal sexual intercourse with his wife. The people told me that my son should be stoned to death; so, in lieu of that, I paid a ransom of one hundred sheep and a slave girl to save my son. Then I asked the learned scholars who said, “Your son has to be lashed one-hundred lashes and has to be exiled for one year.” The Prophet said, “No doubt I will judge between you according to Allah’s Laws. The slave-girl and the sheep are to go back to you, and your son will get a hundred lashes and one year exile.” He then addressed somebody, “O Unais! go to the wife of this (man) and stone her to death” So, Unais went and stoned her to death.
Muhammad ordered the stoning of a man for confessing adultery; Jabir Ibn Abdullah participated in the throwing of stones…(Sahih Bukhari 8.82.806)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 82, Number 806 Narrated Abu Huraira: A man came to Allah’s Apostle while he was in the mosque, and he called him, saying, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.’” The Prophet turned his face to the other side, but that man repeated his statement four times, and after he bore witness against himself four times, the Prophet called him, saying, “Are you mad?” The man said, “No.” The Prophet said, “Are you married?” The man said, “Yes.” Then the Prophet said, ‘Take him away and stone him to death.” Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said: I was among the ones who participated in stoning him and we stoned him at the Musalla. When the stones troubled him, he fled, but we over took him at Al-Harra and stoned him to death.
Ali stoned a lady to death on a Friday as per Muhammad’s tradition…(Sahih Bukhari 8.82.803)
Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 82, Number 803 Narrated Ash-Sha’bi: from ‘Ali when the latter stoned a lady to death on a Friday. ‘Ali said, “I have stoned her according to the tradition of Allah’s Apostle.
Muhammad ordered that a woman adulteress to be stoned to death after she finished suckling (wean) her child; Khalid even abused when she was being stoned to death…(Sahih Muslim 17.4206)
Sahih Muslim Book 17, Number 4206 ‘Abdullah b. Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Ma’iz b. Malik al-Aslami came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Allah’s Messenger, I have wronged myself; I have committed adultery and I earnestly desire that you should purify me. He turned him away. On the following day, he (Ma’iz) again came to him and said: Allah’s Messenger, I have committed adultery. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) turned him away for the second time, and sent him to his people saying: Do you know if there is anything wrong with his mind. They denied of any such thing in him and said: We do not know him but as a wise good man among us, so far as we can judge. He (Ma’iz) came for the third time, and he (the Holy Prophet) sent him as he had done before. He asked about him and they informed him that there was nothing wrong with him or with his mind. When it was the fourth time, a ditch was dug for him and he (the Holy Prophet) pronounced judgment about him and he was stoned. He (the narrator) said: There came to him (the Holy Prophet) a woman from Ghamid and said: Allah’s Messenger, I have committed adultery, so purify me. He (the Holy Prophet) turned her away. On the following day she said: Allah’s Messenger, Why do you turn me away? Perhaps, you turn me away as you turned away Ma’iz. By Allah, I have become pregnant. He said: Well, if you insist upon it, then go away until you give birth to (the child). When she was delivered she came with the child (wrapped) in a rag and said: Here is the child whom I have given birth to. He said: Go (Sic) away and suckle him until you wean him. When she had weaned him, she came to him (the Holy Prophet) with the child who was holding a piece of bread in his hand. She said: Allah’s Apostle, here is he as I have weaned him and he eats food. He (the Holy Prophet) entrusted the child to one of the Muslims and then pronounced punishment. And she was put in a ditch up to her chest and he commanded people and they stoned her. Khalid b Walid came forward with a stone which he flung at her head and there spurted blood on the face of Khalid and so he abused her. Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) heard his (Khalid’s) curse that he had hurried (Sic) upon her. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Khalid, be gentle. By Him in Whose Hand is my life, she has made such a repentance that even if a wrongful tax-collector were to repent, he would have been forgiven. Then giving command regarding her, he prayed over her and she was buried.
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