Pakistan: Sunni terrorists killed 4 Shi’ite on sectarian ground


[Agencies] Four people, including a Shia scholar, were killed apparently on sectarian grounds on Monday. Two of these attacks took place in Orangi Town.

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The Shia scholar who taught at the Khana-e-Farhang-e-Iran was shot dead and another injured in a drive-by shooting near the Fatimid Foundation Centre in Garden East.

Soldier Bazaar police said Aga Muhammad Salman, 45, was travelling in his car when he was attacked by two men riding a motorcycle. He breathed his last at the Aga Khan Hospital.

A young man, Asad Ali, was also injured in the attack.

The Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen said Salman’s murder was sectarian in nature. It added that three members of the Shia community including the scholar had been targeted in the last 12 hours.

Orangi Town killings

Two men were murdered in Orangi Town in gun attacks that seemed to be linked to each other.

Iqbal Market SHO Tasdeeq Waris Sheikh said Shahid Ameer, 27, who worked at an embroidery shop, was waiting for a bus near Chisti Nagar stop in Orangi Town in the morning when two men riding a motorcycle fired gunshots at him.

Ameer was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The SHO said the victim was shot in the head and chest with a 9mm pistol.

An hour after Ameer’s killing, Sarwar Imam, 32, who also worked at an embroidery shop and was a member of the Shia community, was shot dead near Quba Masjid in Block-L of Orangi Town.

Mominabad SHO Ahmed Butt said Sarwar was standing outside his house when two men riding a motorcycle arrived there and opened fire on him.

Sarwar suffered three bullet wounds to the head. The SHO said the attackers had used a 9mm pistol.

Police believe that the two attacks were linked and the second murder could be retaliatory attack following the killing of Ameer who belonged to the Sunni community.

Mechanic killed

A motor mechanic was murdered in Waheedabad, Gulbahar in what seemed to be another sectarian attack.

Rizvia police said Shazad Hussain Zaidi, 28, a member of the Shia community, was present at his shop when two men riding a motorcycle shot him multiple times. Zaidi died at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Dual murder

Two men were gunned down at Al-Badar Medical Store near Hassan Square in the morning.

Police said Mohammad Sajid, 45, and Shams-uz-Zaman, 35, the owner of the store and his employee respectively, were attacked by two men riding a motorcycle.

They were taken to the Liaquat National and Aga Khan hospitals where they expired. Their bodies were later shifted to the Jinnah Hospital. The police said Sajid was a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Shams-uz-Zaman, who hailed from Kashmir, lived on Abul Hasan Isphani Road.

24 thoughts on “Pakistan: Sunni terrorists killed 4 Shi’ite on sectarian ground

    • Sunni Muslims aren’t killing Shia Muslims in Pakistan. Both Shia-Sunni Muslims are being killed by the Taliban in Pakistan.

      • SHUT UP, YOU DERANGED MONKEY, MO!

        SUNNI SAY YOU SHIA ARE KUFER!

        SUNNI LOVE KILLING KUFER!

        ALL MOHAMMEDANS LOVE KILLING KUFER!

        THE PERVERT OF MECCA LOVED KILLING KUFER!

        MOHAMMEDANS ARE SUB-HUMAN NEANDERTHALS!

        THE SCUM OF THE EARTH!

        QURAN:

        THE “HOLY BOOK” FOR PSYCHOPATHS

        CRUELTY IN QURAN

        Their retreat is the Fire. Whenever they desire to issue forth from thence, they are brought back thither. Unto them it is said: Taste the torment of the Fire which ye used to deny.–32:20
        1. Don’t bother warning the disbelievers. Allah has made it impossible for them to believe so that he can torture them forever after they die. 2:6-7
        2. Allah has sickened the hearts of disbelievers and increased their disease. He is a spiritual anti-doctor. 2:10
        3. If you try to compose a surah that is better than those in the Quran, and then fail, Allah will burn you forever if you in the fire that he has prepared for disbelievers, whose fuel is men and stones. 2:24
        4. Allah will shed human blood while angels praise him in heaven. (The angels question why Allah has to kill people; Allah says they’d understand if they knew everything like he does.) 2:30
        5. They who disbelieve, and deny Our revelations, such are rightful Peoples of the Fire. They will abide therein.” 2:39
        6. There will come a day when Allah will refuse all prayers and help no one. 2:48
        7. Allah brags about drowning the Egyptian army. 2:50
        8. “Whosoever hath done evil and his sin surroundeth him; such are rightful owners of the Fire.” 2:81
        9. Christians and Jews (who believe in only part of the Scripture), will suffer in this life and go to hell in the next. 2:85
        10. “They have incurred anger upon anger. For disbelievers is a shameful doom.” 90
        11. “For disbelievers is a painful doom.” 2:104
        12. Allah will make disbelievers’ lives miserable in this world and torture them forever after they die. 2:114
        13. “And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell-fire.” (They are the non-muslims.) 2:119
        14. Allah will leave the disbelievers alone for a while, but then he will compel them to the doom of Fire. 2:126
        15. The doom of the disbelievers will not be lightened. 2:162
        16. “On the day when they behold the doom and all their aims collapse with them … Allah is severe punishment!” 2:165-6
        17. They will not emerge from the Fire. 2:167
        18. Those who hide the Scripture will have their bellies eaten with fire. Theirs will be a painful doom. 2:174
        19. How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire! 2:175
        20. “Fight in the way of Allah.” 2:190, 2:244
        21. If someone murders your slave, then you get to kill one of his. If it was a male that was killed, you kill one of the killer’s male slaves. If a female, you kill a female. Murder for murder. Slave for slave. It all works out swell with Allah’s wondrous rules. (Oh, and if you don’t follow them, you’ll have the usual painful doom.) 2:178
        22. “Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you.” 2:190
        23. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their unbelief, then don’t kill them.) 2:191-2
        24. Allah says that you must keep fighting until there is no more persecution and everyone on earth is a Muslim. Then you can stop killing people. 2:193a
        25. But if there are any wrong-doers around after you’ve killed off all the disbelievers, persecutors and aggressors, then you’ll have to kill them too. 2:193b
        26. “Guard us from the doom of Fire.” 2:201
        27. Those who fail in their duty to Allah are proud and sinful. They will all go to hell. 2:206
        28. War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like it or not. 2:216
        29. It’s you and your religion against them and theirs. They won’t stop fighting until they make you a “renegade from your religion” and if they succeed in that so you die in disbelief, Allah will burn you forever in the Fire. 2:217
        30. Disbelievers worship false gods. The will burn forever in the Fire. 2:257
        31. “Those who swallow usury … are rightful owners of the Fire.” 2:275
        32. Those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom. 3:4
        33. Those who disbelieve will be fuel for the Fire. 3:10
        34. Those who disbelieve shall be overcome and gathered unto Hell. 3:12
        35. “Guard us from the punishment of Fire.” 3:16
        36. Non-muslims will be punished by Allah for their nonbelief. 3:19
        37. “If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message.”
        (The message for those who won’t surrender is “you’re going to hell.”) 3:20
        38. Those who disbelieve, promise them a painful doom. 3:21
        39. “They [Christians and Jews] say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.” (The Fire will burn them forever.) 3:24
        40. “Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs will be a painful doom.” 3:77
        41. All non-Muslims will be rejected by Allah after they die. 3:85
        42. Apostates will be cursed by Allah, angels, and men. They will have a painful doom. 3:86-88
        43. Disbelievers will have a painful doom. And they will have no helpers. 3:91
        44. “Ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it.” 3:103
        45. Disbelievers will have their faces blackened on the last day. They will face an awful doom. 3:105-6
        46. Those who disbelieve will be burnt in the Fire. 3:116
        47. The Fire is prepared for disbelievers. 3:131
        48. We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Their habitation is the Fire 3:151
        49. If you die fighting for Allah, you’ll be rewarded in heaven. 3:157
        50. “Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned condemnation from Allah, whose habitation is the Fire?”
        Unbelievers will burn forever in the Fire. 3:162
        51. “Think not of those, who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead.”
        (Quoted by Osama bin Laden in his ‘letter to America’ regarding the 11 September 2001 attacks.) 3:169-171
        52. Theirs will be an awful doom. 3:176
        53. Disbelievers do not harm Allah, but will have a painful doom. 3:177
        54. Disbelievers will have a shameful doom. 3:178
        55. “Taste ye the punishment of burning!” 3:181
        56. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant.” (The rest will burn forever in the Fire.) 3:185
        57. Those who brag about doing good will go to hell. 3:188
        58. “Preserve us from the doom of Fire.” 3:191
        59. “Our Lord! Whom Thou causest to enter the Fire: him indeed Thou hast confounded. For evil-doers there will be no helpers.” 3:192
        60. Those who die fighting for Allah will go to heaven. 3:195b
        61. Disbelievers will go to Hell. 3:196
        62. Don’t steal from orphans (or Allah will burn you forever in hell). 4:10
        63. Those who disobey Allah and his messenger will be burnt with fire and suffer a painful doom. 4:14
        64. For the disbelievers and those who make a last-minute conversion, Allah has prepared a painful doom. 4:18
        65. “We shall cast him into Fire, and that is ever easy for Allah.” 4:30
        66. For disbelievers, We prepare a shameful doom. 4:37
        67. Those who …believe not in Allah nor the Last Day” will face a shameful doom. 4:38
        68. “Sanction is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged.”
        Quoted by Osama bin Laden in his ‘letter to America’ as a justification for the 11 September 2001 attacks. 4:39
        69. Apostates are going to hell. 4:55
        70. Unbelievers will be tormented forever with fire. When their skin is burned off, a fresh skin will be provided. 4:56
        71. Allah will bestow a vast reward on those who fight in religious wars. 4:74
        72. Believers fight for Allah; disbelievers fight for the devil. So fight the minions of the devil. 4:76
        73. Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them. 4:89
        74. If the unbelievers do not offer you peace, kill them wherever you find them. Against such you are given clear warrant. 4:91
        75. Believers who kill believers will face the awful doom of hell. 4:93
        76. After non-Muslims die, they will make excuses for their unbelief — like saying that they were oppressed. Then the angels will ask them, “Why didn’t you move to another country?” But the angels won’t wait for an answer. They’ll just take them all to hell. 4:97
        77. Those who oppose the messenger and become unbelievers will go to hell. 4:115
        78. Allah will lead them astray, arouse desires in them, and they will go to hell. 4:119-121
        79. Those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe and disbelieve again will never be forgiven by Allah. 4:137
        80. For the hypocrites there will be a painful doom. 4:138
        81. Allah will gather hypocrites and disbelievers into hell. 4:140
        82. The hypocrites will be in the lowest part of hell and no one will help them there. 4:145
        83. You must believe everything Allah and his messengers tell you. Those who don’t are disbelievers and will face a painful doom. 4:150-151
        84. For the wrongdoing Jews, Allah has prepared a painful doom. 4:160-1
        85. Allah will guide disbelievers down the road to hell. 4:167-169
        86. If you don’t do good works, Allah will punish you with a painful doom. 4:173
        87. “Fear Me! 5:3
        88. Those who deny Islam will be losers in the Hereafter. 5:5
        89. Disbelievers are the rightful owners of Hell. 5:10
        90. “The owners of the fire. That is the reward of evil-doers.” 5:29
        91. Those who make war with Allah and his messenger will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. That is how they will be treated in this world, and in the next they will have an awful doom. 5:33
        92. Disbelievers will have a painful doom. 5:36
        93. Disbelievers will want to come out of the Fire, but will not. Their will be a lasting doom. 5:37
        94. Cut off the hands of thieves. It is an exemplary punishment from Allah. 5:38
        95. Allah makes some people sin. He will not cleanse their hearts. They will have ignominy in this world, and in the Hereafter an awful doom. 5:41
        96. Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, and tooth for tooth. 5:45
        97. Christians will be burned in the Fire. 5:72
        98. Christians are wrong about the Trinity. For that they will have a painful doom. 5:73
        99. Muslims that make friends with disbelievers will face a doom prepared for them by Allah. 5:80
        100. Disbelievers will be owners of hell-fire. 5:86
        101. Allah will test believers to see if they are afraid. Those who fail a second test will suffer a a painful doom. 5:94
        102. After agreeing to send down a table of food from heaven, Jesus warns his disciples that will catch holy hell if they ever stop believing. 5:115
        103. Those who deny the truth of Islam will be punished by Allah. 6:5
        104. “See the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!” 6:11
        105. Many generations have been destroyed by Allah. 6:6
        106. Disbelievers will say when they see the Fire that they would have believed if they had known the truth. But they are all liars. 6:27-28
        107. “Evil-doers flout the revelations of Allah.” 6:33
        108. Allah will torment those how deny his revelations. 6:49
        109. Those who disbelieve will be forced to drink boiling water, and will face a painful doom. 6:70
        110. When nonbelievers die, the angels will deliver to them doom and degradation. 6:93
        111. Allah allows some to disbelieve in the afterlife, and to take pleasure in their disbelief, so that he can torment them forever after they die. 6:113
        112. Allah chooses to lead some astray, and he lays ignominy on those who disbelieve. 6:125
        113. Allah will send everyone the Fire, except those he chooses to deliver. 6:128
        114. Let the idolaters kill their children. It is Allah’s will. 6:137
        115. The worst thing anyone can do is deny the revelations of Allah. Those who do so will be awared an evil doom. 6:157
        116. How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them. 7:4-5
        117. Allah banishes Iblis and promises to fill hell with those who are mislead by him. 7:18
        118. Disbelievers are the rightful owners of the Fire. 7:36
        119. Entire nations have entered the Fire. Some get a double torment. 7:38
        120. “Taste the doom for what ye used to earn.” 7:39
        121. Disbelievers will be excluded from heaven. Theirs will be a bed of hell. 7:40-41
        122. Those in the fire will be taunted by those in the Garden. “So how’s it going down there? Are you enjoying the warmth of the Fire?” 7:44
        123. Those in the Garden will plead with Allah not to be cast into the Fire. 7:47
        124. Those in the Fire will cry out to those in heaven, saying: “Pour water on us.” But Allah has forbidden that to disbelievers. 7:50
        125. Allah drowned everyone on earth (except Noah and his family) because they disbelieved. 7:64
        126. Those who believe incorrectly will face the terror and wrath of Allah. 7:71
        127. “We cut the root of those who denied Our revelations and were not believers.” 7:72
        128. Allah killed the disbelievers with an earthquake. 7:78
        129. Allah killed everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah except Lot and his daughters.
        7:83-84
        130. “So the earthquake seized them.”
        Allah killed the disbelievers with an earthquake. 7:90-91
        131. “How can I sorrow for a people that rejected (truth)?”
        Shu’eyb tells the Allah’s victims that they deserved to die for rejecting Islam. 7:93
        132. “Then We seized them unawares, when they perceived not.”
        Unbelievers are never safe from Allah’s wrath. 7:95-99
        133. “We straitened Pharaoh’s folk with famine.”
        Allah sent a famine on all of the Egyptians to punish Pharaoh. 7:130
        134. “So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blood – a succession of clear signs.” 7:133
        135. “We drowned them in the sea: because they denied Our revelations.” 7:136
        136. Those who worship the calf will suffer terror and humiliation from Allah. 7:152
        137. “But those of them who … changed the word … We sent down upon them wrath from heaven.” 7:162
        138. “Why preach ye to a folk whom Allah is about to destroy or punish with an awful doom?” 7:164
        139. “When they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We … visited [them] with dreadful punishment.” 7:165
        140. Allah will punish the disbelieving Jews until the Day of Resurrection. 7:167
        141. Allah has already sent many people and jinn to hell. They were worse than cows: they couldn’t see or hear and were neglectful. 7:179
        142. “Allah … cut the root of the disbelievers.”
        Allah destroyed the unbelievers. 8:7
        143. Allah will throw fear into the hearts of the disbelievers, and smite their necks and fingers. 8:12
        144. Disbelievers will be tormented in the Fire. 8:14
        145. When you fight with disbelievers, do not retreat. Those who do will go to hell. 8:15-16
        146. Those that the Muslims killed were not really killed by them. It was Allah who did the killing. 8:17
        147. Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve. 8:35
        148. Those who disbelieve will be gathered into hell. 8:36
        149. “The wicked will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell.” 8:37
        150. Those that live or die in war are a clear proof of Allah’s sovereignty. 8:31
        151. The angels smite the face and backs of disbelievers, saying: “Taste the punishment of burning!” 8:50
        152. Don’t let the disbelievers think they can escape. They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah. 8:59-60
        153. Had it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone before, an awful doom had come upon you.” 8:68
        154. He [Allah] gave thee [Muhammad] power over them.”
        Allah gave Muhammad slaves as war booty. 8:70-1
        155. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve. 9:3
        156. Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. 9:5
        157. Don’t let idolaters tend the sanctuaries. Their works are in vain and they will be burned in the Fire. 9:17
        158. “Count ye the slaking of a pilgrim’s thirst … as (equal to the worth of) him who believeth in Allah and the Last Day, and striveth in the way of Allah?”
        Helping the poor is not as important as believing in Islam and fighting in holy wars. 9:19
        159. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to the rich and greedy Christian monks and Jewish rabbis. 9:34
        160. Those who are tormented in the Fire will have their foreheads and backs branded. 9:35
        161. If you refuse to fight, Allah will afflict you with a painful doom. 9:39
        162. Disbelievers go to hell. 9:49
        163. “Allah will afflict you with a doom from Him or at our hands.” 9:52
        164. Those who vex the Prophet, for them there is a painful doom. 9:60
        165. Those who oppose Allah and His messenger will burn in the fire of hell. 9:63
        166. Allah promises hypocrites and disbelievers the fire of hell. Allah curses them. They will have a lasting torment. 9:68
        167. Fight the disbelievers and hypocrites. Be harsh with them. They are all going to hell anyway. 9:73
        168. Allah will afflict disbelievers with a painful doom in this world and the Hereafter. 9:74
        169. “Theirs will be a painful doom.” 9:79
        170. Those who refuse to give their wealth and lives to Allah will face the fire of hell. 9:81-83
        171. For disbelievers there will be a painful doom. 9:90
        172. Non-muslim who pretend to believe (so they won’t be killed by Muslims) are unclean and will go to hell. 9:95
        173. The unbelieving Arabs will be punished by Allah with an evil fortune. 9:97-98
        174. “We shall chastise them twice; then they will be relegated to a painful doom.” 9:101
        175. Those that ignore Allah will be thown into the fire of hell. 9:109
        176. Believers must fight for Allah. They must kill and be killed , and are bound to do so by the Torah, Gospel, and Quran. But Allah will reward them for it. 9:111
        177. Don’t pray for idolaters (not even for your family) after it is clear they are people of hell-fire. 9:113
        178. Fight disbelievers who are near you, and let them see the harshness in you. 9:123
        179. Disbelievers will have a boiling drink and a painful doom. 10:4
        180. If you enjoy life and ignore Muhammad’s bullshit, Allah will torture you forever in the Fire after you die. 10:7-8
        181. Allah has destroyed entire generations. 10:13
        182. “Ignominy overtaketh them – They have no protector from Allah – as if their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners of the Fire.” 10:27
        183. On the last day Allah will kill all the disbelievers (and then he will torture them forever in hell). 10:45
        184. “His doom cometh unto you as a raid by night.” 10:50
        185. The damned will feel remorse for what they have done, but it will not save them from the doom that Allah has prepared. 10:54
        186. Those who disbelieved will face a dreadful doom. 10:70
        187. Allah drowned those who disbelieved his revelations. 10:73
        188. Moses asked Allah to harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they would not believe until they saw the painful doom. 10:88
        189. If you deny the revelations of Allah, you will be among the losers and will “see the painful doom.” 10:95-97
        190. “The doom cannot be averted from them, and that which they derided will surround them.” 11:8
        191. Allah sent a lasting doom on those who mocked Noah. 11:39
        192. Allah will send a painful doom on several nations. 11:48
        193. “Lo! there cometh unto them a doom which cannot be repelled.” 11:76
        194. Allah killed everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah by dropping burning stones on them. 11:82-83
        195. Lo! Is fear for you the doom of a besetting Day.” 11:84
        196. “Ye will soon know on whom there cometh a doom that will abase him.” 11:93
        197. “He … will lead them to the Fire for watering-place.” 11:98
        198. “The doom of the Hereafter” 11:103
        199. Those in the Fire will suffer as long as the heavens and earth endure. 11:106-7
        200. “Incline not toward those who do wrong lest the Fire touch you.” 11:113
        201. Allah will fill hell with humans and jinn. 11:119
        202. Disbelievers are the rightful owners of the Fire 13:5
        203. Those who do not answer Allah’s call will go to hell. 13:18
        204. Allah leads disbelievers astry while he torments them in this life. Then afterh they die, he makes them uffer even more pain in the doom of the Hereafter. 13:33-34
        205. The reward for disbelievers is the Fire. 13:35
        206. “When Allah doometh there is none that can postpone His doom.” 13:41
        207. Woe unto the disbelievers. Theirs will be an awful doom. 14:2
        208. Those who are in hell will be forced to drink festering water which they can hardly swallow. They will want to die, but they will not be able to. Theirs is a harsh doom. 14:16-17
        209. There is no escape from Allah’s doom. 14:21
        210. “Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom.” 14:22
        211. Allah leads wrong-doers astray and then sends them to hell. 14:27-29
        212. “They set up rivals to Allah that they may mislead (men) from His way. Say: Enjoy life (while ye may) for lo! your journey’s end will be the Fire.” 14:30
        213. “Warn mankind of a day when the doom will come upon them.” 14:44
        214. Those in hell will be chained together. Their clothing will be made of pitch and fire will cover their faces. 14:49-50
        215. Iblis will lead humans astray. Only perfect Muslims will be safe from him. The rest will go to hell. 15:39-43
        216. Allah’s doom is a dolorous doom. 15:50
        217. Allah made a roof fall in to kill unbelievers. “And the doom came on them whence they knew not.” 16:26
        218. Disbelievers are evil and will dwell in hell forever. 16:27-29
        219. Allah “will cause the earth to swallow” those who plan ill-deeds. the doom will come on them when they least expect it. 16:45
        220. Theirs will be the Fire, and they will be abandoned.” 16:62
        221. “Theirs will be a painful doom.” 16:63
        222. “The Hour of Doom is but a twinkling of the eye.” 16:77
        223. “When those who did wrong behold the doom, it will not be made light for them.” 16:85
        224. Allah will add doom to doom for those who disbelieve. 16:88
        225. Those who oppose Islam will face an awful doom. 16:94
        226. Disbelievers will have a painful doom. 16:104
        227. Those who loose their faith in Islam will face an awful doom. Allah’s wrath is upon them. 16:106
        228. Those who invent lies against Allah will have a painful doom. 16:116-7
        229. Allah made hell to be a dungeon for disbelievers. 17:8
        230. Allah has prepared a painful doom for those who disbelieve in the Hereafter. 17:10
        231. Allah destroyed entire towns. 17:16
        232. How many generations Allah has destroyed since Noah! 17:17
        233. Allah intends to burn people in hell. 17:18
        234. “Set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be cast into hell.” 17:39
        235. “Lo! the doom of thy Lord is to be shunned.” 17:57
        236. Allah will destroy every town before the Day of Resurrection. 17:58
        237. Whoever follows Iblis will be cast into hell. 17:63
        238. “Whoso is blind here will be blind in the Hereafter, and yet further from the road.” 17:72
        239. Allah will send disbelievers astray. Then he’ll burn them in hell, increasing the flames from time to time. 17:97-98
        240. Allah has prepared a Fire for the disbelievers. When they want a shower, Allah will give them a shower of molten lead to burn their faces. 18:29
        241. Christians will cry out to Allah’s “partners”, but they won’t hear them; Allah will send them to their doom. 18:52
        242. Those who are condemned to the Fire know they will have no way to escape. 18:53
        243. Nothing prevents non-muslims from believing in Islam. So it’s their own fault when they are sent to their doom. 18:55
        244. There is an appointed time in which the doomed will find no escape. 18:58
        245. Allah has destroyed many towns. 18:59
        246. On a certain day, Allah will present hell, in plain view, to the disbelievers. 18:100
        247. Allah will welcome the disbelievers into hell. 18:102
        248. The good works of disbelievers are all in vain. They will go to hell anyway. 18:104-105
        249. Hell is the reward for disbelievers because they made a jest of Allah’s revelations and messengers. 18:106
        250. “Woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.”
        Jesus was not the Son of God. Those who say he was (Christians) are going to hell. 19:35-37
        251. Allah will pluck out from every sect those who should burn in hell. 19:69-70
        252. “How many a generation have We destroyed before them?”
        Allah brags about destroying entire generations. 19:74
        253. Allah will prolong the lives of non-believers so they can see their punishment, either in this world or in the Hour of doom. 19:75
        254. Allah will record what disbelievers say and then prolong their torment. 19:77-79
        255. Allah has sent the devils on the disbelievers to confuse them. 19:83
        256. Allah will “drive the guilty unto hell, a weary herd.” 19:86
        257. Allah has destroyed many generations. 19:98
        258. Allah destroyed entire towns, yet the people still disbelieved. 20:6
        259. The people cried out for mercy, but Allah killed them anyway. 20:15
        260. Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth and turneth away.” 20:48
        261. “There [in hell] he will neither die nor live.” 20:74
        262. Those who do not believe Allah’s revelations will face doom in the Hereafter. 20:127
        263. Allah has destroyed many generations. 20:128
        264. Allah destroyed entire towns, yet the people still disbelieved. 21:6
        265. “And one of them who should say: Lo! I am a god beside Him, that one We should repay with hell.” 21:29
        266. Disbelievers will not be able to put out the fire on their faces and backs. They will be stupefied and no one will help them. 21:39-40
        267. “Fear the Lord … and dread the Hour of doom.” 21:49
        268. Every person alive at the time of the flood was evil. So Allah drowned them all. 21:77
        269. The disbelievers will stare in terror at what Allah has in store for them. 21:97-99
        270. Fear your Lord. Lo! the earthquake of the Hour (of Doom).”
        Earquakes are sent by Allah to terrorize and kill people. 22:1
        271. “Every nursing mother will forget her nursling and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden and thou (Muhammad) wilt see mankind as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the Doom of Allah will be strong (upon them).”
        When the doom of Allah comes, pregnant women will suffer miscarriages, and men will act like they are drunk. 22:2
        272. “Among mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge, and followeth each froward devil will mislead him and will guide him to the punishment of the Flame.”
        The devil will guide some to the punishment of the Flame.22:3-4
        273. “He who disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge or guidance or a scripture giving light, Turning away in pride to beguile (men) from the way of Allah. For him in this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the doom of burning.”
        Those who turn from the way of Allah will face ignominy in this world and the doom of burning in the next. 22:8-9
        274. Whoever thinks that Allah will not give Muhammad victory should go hang himself. 22:15
        275. “There are many unto whom the doom is justly due. Allah doeth what he will.” 22:18
        276. Disbelievers will wear garments of fire, boiling fluid will be poured on their heads, their bellies and skin will be melted, they will be tormented with iron hooks, and when they try to escape they will be driven back with the taunt: Taste the doom of burning. 22:19-22
        277. Allah will provide the disbelievers with a painful doom. 22:25
        278. How many towns Allah has destroyed! 22:45
        279. “They will bid thee hasten on the Doom.” 22:47
        280. Those who disregard Allah’s revelations are the owners of the Fire. 22:51
        281. “Those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt thereof until the Hour come upon them unawares, or there come unto them the doom of a disastrous day.” 22:55
        282. Those who disbelieve Allah’s revelations will have a shameful doom. 22:57
        283. Those who disbelieve Allah’s revelations will burn in the Fire. 22:72
        284. Allah told Noah not to bother pleading for the people he was about to drown. 23:27
        285. Those who don’t believe in the Hereafter will receive extreme punishment from Allah. 23:74-77
        286. “Those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding.” 23:103
        287. When fire burns their faces, they will be glum. 23:104
        288. Scourge adulterers and adulteresses with 100 stripes. Do not show them any pity. Have a party of believers watch the punishment. 24:2
        289. Those who spread slander will face an awful doom. 24:11
        290. Those who murmur will face an awful doom. 24:14
        291. Those who traduce virtuous, believing women … cursed are they in the world and the Hereafter. Theirs will be an awful doom.” 24:23
        292. Disbelievers will never escape the Fire that will be their home. 24:57
        293. Those who deny the coming of the Hour will be chained together and burned with fire. They will pray for their own destruction. 25:11-13
        294. Allah will force the evil-doers to taste great torment. 25:19
        295. It will be a hard day for disbelievers and wrong-doers. They will gnaw on their hands and wish they had chosen Islam. 25:26-27
        296. “Those who will be gathered on their faces unto hell” 25:34
        297. Those who deny Muhammad’s revelations will be destroyed. 25:36
        298. Allah drowned everyone in the flood of Noah, and has prepared a painful doom for evil-doers. 25:37
        299. “They [the non-muslims] will know, when they behold the doom, who is more astray as to the road.” 25:42
        300. “The doom of hell; lo! the doom thereof is anguish.” 25:65
        301. Those who cry out to another god with Allah will be tormented doubly in hell. 25:68-69
        302. “Hell will appear plainly to the erring.” 26:91
        303. Allah killed those that ignored Hud’s warnings. 26:124-139
        304. Allah destroyed the people in Lot’s town with a dreadful rain. 26:172-3
        305. Many will not believe until they see the painful doom. 26:201
        306. Those who believe in another god are doomed. 26:213
        307. Allah leads those who do not believe in the Hereafter astray by making things work out OK in this life, so that he can torment them forever in the next. They will get the worst punishment and will be the greatest losers. 27:4-5
        308. “Allah destroyed them and their people, every one.” 27:51
        309. Allah sent a dreadful rain on “those who stayed behind.” 27:58
        310. Whoever does something wrong will be thrown into the Fire. 27:90
        311. “We made them (evil-doers) patterns that invite unto the Fire, and on the Day of Resurrection they will not be helped.” 28:40-42
        312. Allah has completely destroyed many communities. 28:58
        313. Allah will taunt Christians on the day of their doom, saying: Where are My partners whom ye imagined? 28:62-64
        314. Allah caused the earth to swallow Korah. 28:79-81
        315. Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah have no hope of mercy. For such there is a painful doom. 29:23
        316. “Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah … on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers.” 29:25
        317. “Bring Allah’s doom upon us.” 29:29
        318. The doom of hell will come upon disbelievers suddenly, when they least expect it. 29:53-55
        319. The worst thing you can do is tell a lie about Allah. Hell is the home of disbelievers. 29:68
        320. Allah seals the heart of disbelievers. (And then he burns them in the Fire.) 30:59
        321. Those who mislead others from Allah’s way and mock Islam will have a painful doom. 31:6-7
        322. Allah will give disbelievers a little comfort for a little while, and then he’ll torment them forever with a heavy doom. 31:23-24
        323. Allah will fill hell with the jinn and mankind together. 32:13
        324. Allah: Taste the doom of immortality because of what ye used to do. 32:14
        325. Those who used to deny the Fire will be tormented in it forever. 32:20
        326. The worst thing you can do is to deny the revelations of Allah. 32:22
        327. He hath prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful.” 33:8
        328. Allah cast panic into the hearts of the disbelievers. He killed some, and enslaved others. 33:25-26
        329. Those who oppose Islam will be slain with a fierce slaughter. 33:60-61
        330. Allah has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming fire, wherein they will abide forever. 33:64-65
        331. T”On the day when their faces are turned over in the Fire, they say: Oh, would that we had obeyed Allah and had obeyed His messenger!”
        When Allah burns the faces of disbelievers in the Fire, they’ll wish they had obeyed Muhammad and Allah. 33:66
        332. Those who challenge the revelations of Muhammad will have a painful doom. 34:5
        333. Those who disbelieve in the Hereafter will be tormented. 34:8
        334. But some of the jinn Allah burned with flaming Fire. 34:12
        335. “They are filled with remorse when they behold the doom; and We place carcans on the necks of those who disbelieved.” 34:33
        336. Those who strive against Allah’s revelations will be brought to the doom. 34:38
        337. Those who worshipped the jinn will taste the doom of the Fire. 34:41
        338. Those who ignore Allah’s messenger (Muhammed) will face a terrific doom. 34:46
        339. Those who are cast into hell be terrified when they see that they have no escape. Then they will believe. But it will be too late. 34:51-52
        340. The devil is real. He and his followers will burn forever in the Fire. 35:6
        341. Those who disbelieve will have an awful doom. 35:7
        342. “Those who plot iniquities … will have an awful doom.” 35:10
        343. Disbelievers will burn forever in the fire of hell. Allah will keep them alive so that he can torture them forever. When they repent and ask for mercy, he will ignore them. 35:36-7
        344. Allah has blinded the disbelievers so that they cannot see the truth. So it don’t bother warning them. They will go to hell anyway. 36:8-10
        345. Allah has destroyed many entire generations. 36:31
        346. If Allah feels like it, he will drown everyone. 36:43
        347. Allah will burn the disbelievers in hell. 36:63-4
        348. Those who “did wrong” will go to hell, and their wives will go to hell with them (no matter how they behaved). 37:22-23
        349. Those who refuse to believe in Muhammad’s revelations will face a painful doom. 37:31-38
        350. “Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.” 37:55
        351. If you’re not favored by Allah, you’re doomed. 37:57
        352. Those in hell must eat from a tree with the heads of devils, and then drink boiling water. After that they return to hell. 37:62-68
        353. Allah drowned everyone except Noah and his family in the flood. 37:82
        354. When Abraham’s son, Ishmael, was old enough to walk, Allah told Abraham in a dream to sacrifice Ishmael. So Abraham asked Ishmael if it’d be OK with him, and Ishmael said, “Sure thing, Dad, go ahead and kill me for God. I won’t even flinch.” 37:102
        355. Only the “single-minded slaves of Allah” will be saved from the doom. 37:127-8
        356. Allah killed everyone in Sodom except for Lot and his family. 37:136
        357. No one is against Allah, except those who burn in hell. 37:162-3
        358. Just wait a while and watch. The unbelievers will soon be destroyed in the doom. 37:176-9
        359. Allah has destroyed many generations. 38:3
        360. Those who doubt will soon taste Allah’s doom. 38:8
        361. Those who deny the messengers deserve doom. 38:14
        362. Those who wander from the way of Allah will have an awful doom. 38:26
        363. Those who disbelieve will burn in the Fire. 38:27
        364. David slashed their legs and necks (with Allah’s approval). 38:33
        365. The transgressors will roast in the Fire and be forced to drink boiling liquids followed by ice cold drinks. 38:55-9
        366. “Whoever did prepare this for us, oh, give him double portion of the Fire!” 38:61
        367. Iblis asks Allah to let him hang around and mislead humans. Allah allows him to do so, and Iblis leads all humans to hell except for the single-minded slaves. Allah agrees, and plans to fill hell with Iblis and his followers. 38:79-85
        368. Tell the disbelievers to enjoy themselves now, because later they will be owners of the Fire. 39:8
        369. Those who disobey Allah should fear his doom. 39:13
        370. The losers will be those who lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. They will be surrounded by fire. 39:15-16
        371. No one will be able to help those that Allah torments in the Fire. 39:19
        372. “Wrong-doers” will be taunted while suffering in an “awful doom.” 39:24
        373. The doom will come upon those who deny what Allah has revealed. 39:25
        374. Allah will make non-believers “taste humiliation in the life of the world” and ” the doom of the Hereafter” which will be even worse. 39:26
        375. The worst thing you can do is tell a lie against Allah. The home of disbelievers is hell. 39:32
        376. “On whom there falleth everlasting doom.” 39:40
        377. “They … will seek to ransom themselves … from the awful doom.” 39:47
        378. Surrender to Allah before he sends the doom upon you suddenly. 39:54-55
        379. Disbelievers had their chance to believe. They will all suffer in an endless doom. 39:56-59
        380. Those who lie about Allah will be sent to hell and will have their faces blackened. 39:60
        381. Those who disbelieve will be driven into hell. 39:71-72
        382. Allah sent an awful punishment at the time of Noah. 40:5
        383. Those who disbelieve are the owners of the Fire. 40:6
        384. When the doom comes, the hearts of the doomed will choke in their throats, and no one will help them. 40:18
        385. Those who ignore Allah’s “clear proofs” will be seized and punished severely. 40:22
        386. Disbelievers will burn forever in the Fire. 41:41-42
        387. The prodigals will be owners of the Fire. 40:43
        388. “A dreadful doom encompassed Pharaoh’s folk.” 40:45
        389. The doomed will be exposed to the Fire morning and evening. 40:46
        390. While burning in the Fire, they argue about who is to blame. 40:47
        391. Those in hell will beg to be relieved from the Fire’s torment for just a day. But the prayer of a disbeliever is in vain. 40:49-50
        392. Those who bicker about Allah’s revelations are filled with pride. 40:56
        393. Those who scorn Allah will go to hell. 40:60
        394. Those who deny the revelations of Allah are perverted. 40:63
        395. Those who deny the Scripture and Allah’s messengers will be dragged through boiling water and thrust into the Fire. 40:70-72
        396. Allah will taunt the Christians in hell, saying: Where are all my parnters that you used to believe in? 40:73
        397. Thus does Allah send astray the disbelievers (in his guidance). 40:74
        398. Those who scorn will go to hell. 40:76
        399. When they see Allah’s doom they will believe in Allah. But their faith will not save them. The disbelievers will be ruined. 40:84-85
        400. Allah will make life miserable for those who deny his revelations and then he will torment them forever in the Hereafter. And they will not be helped. 41:15-16
        401. “The doom of humiliation overtook them because of what they used to earn.” 41:17
        402. The enemies of Allah will be gathered into the Fire where their skin, ears, and eyes will testify against them. 41:19-20
        403. Non-muslims will be tormented forever in the Fire. Allah will not have any mercy on them. 41:24
        404. Allah will make those who disbelieve taste an awful doom. Their immortal home will be the Fire, since they denied Allah’s revelations. 41:27-28
        405. “Lo! those who distort Our revelations are not hid from Us. Is he who is hurled into the Fire better?” 41:40
        406. Those who disbelieve will taste hard punishment. 41:50
        407. While some lounge in the Garden, others will roast in the Flame. 42:7
        408. Those who argue about Allah will have his wrath upon them. Theirs will be an awful doom. 42:16
        409. For wrong-doers there is a painful doom. 42:21
        410. “And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful doom.” 42:26
        411. Allah sometimes kills people for misbehaving. 42:34
        412. “For such there is a painful doom.” 42:42
        413. Allah sends some people astray and then punishes them for it by burning them in the Fire. 42:44-46
        414. “And thou wilt see them exposed to (the Fire), made humble by disgrace.” 42:45
        415. Those who turn people away from Islam will “be sharers in the doom.” 43:37-39
        416. When the Egyptians angered Allah, he drowned them all. 43:55
        417. Those who argue and do wrong will have a painful doom that will come upon them suddenly. 43:65-66
        418. The guilty are tormented forever in hell. Allah will not relax their punishment. 43:74-75
        419. “But they will come to know.”
        Allah will torment disbelievers forever in hell. 43:88-89
        420. Those in torment will claim to believe and ask Allah for relief. But he will refuse since they will return to their disbelief. 44:11-16
        421. Those in hell must eat from a tree like molten brass that burns their bellies. Then boiling water will be poured on their heads. 44:43-48
        422. “He hath saved them [Muslims] from the doom of hell.”
        (Everyone else is going to hell.) 44:56
        423. Those who hear and reject Allah’s revelations are sinful liars. Give them tidings of a painful doom. 45:7-8
        424. Those who joke about Allah’s revelations will go to hell. Theirs will be a shameful doom. 45:9-10
        425. Those who disbelieve in Allah’s revelations will have an awful doom of wrath. 45:11
        426. “Your habitation is the Fire, and there is none to help you.” 45:34
        427. Disbelievers will be rewarded with the ignominious doom of the Fire. 46:20
        428. Serve only Allah or face the doom of a tremendous day. 46:21
        429. The guilty will face a wind with a painful torment. 46:25
        430. Allah has destroyed entire towns. 46:27
        431. If you believe Muhammed, Allah will forgive some of your sins and protect you from the painful doom (that he plans to torture everyone else with). 46:31
        432. Allah will taunt the disbelievers that he torments in the fire, saying: “Taste the doom for that ye disbelieved.” 46:34
        433. Smite the necks of the disbelievers whenever you fight against them. Those who die fighting for Allah will be rewarded. 47:4
        434. Allah will damn the disbelievers and make all their actions fruitless. 47:8-9
        435. Disbelievers may eat and be happy now, but the Fire will be their final home. 47:12
        436. Those in the Garden will drink delicious wine, while those in the Fire will drink boiling water that will tear apart their intestines. 47:15
        437. Allah curses people by making them deaf and blind. 47:23
        438. Angels will gather them together and smite their faces and backs. 47:27
        439. Those who think an evil thought concerning Allah will be cursed and sent to hell. 48:5-6
        440. Allah has prepared a flame for the disbelievers. 48:13
        441. If you refuse to fight for Allah, he will punish you with a painful doom. 48:16
        442. “Whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.” 48:17
        443. If you’re willing to fight for Allah, he will provide you with lots of booty. 48:19-20
        444. Allah punished those who disbelieved with a painful punishment. 48:25
        445. Those with Muhammad are ruthless toward disbelievers and merciful toward themselves. 48:29
        446. Allah will hurl those who believe in another god into a dreadful doom. 50:26
        447. “We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?”
        Allah talks to hell about it’s occupancy level. 50:30
        448. Allah has destroyed many entire generations. 50:36
        449. Accursed are the conjecturers who ask: When is the Day of Judgment? It is the day they will be tormented by the Fire. 51:10-14
        450. “We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom.” 51:37
        451. Lo! the doom of thy Lord will surely come to pass.” 52:7
        452. Those who deny the existence of hell will be thrust into its Fire. 52:11-16
        453. “Their Lord hath warded off from them the torment of hell-fire.”
        (Everyone else is going to hell — and the believers are all okay with that.) 52:18
        454. “Allah hath been gracious unto us and hath preserved us from the torment of the breath of Fire.” 52:27
        455. Allah sent a storm of stones on Lot’s folk, killing all but Lot’s family. 54:34
        456. The suffering in hell will be more wretched and bitter than anything experienced on earth. 54:46-48
        457. Allah destroyed many people, but does anyone remember anymore? 54:51
        458. “There will be sent, against you both, heat of fire and flash of brass, and ye will not escape.” 55:35
        459. The guilty deny hell. But after they die they go circling between it and fierce, boiling water. 55:43-44
        460. But those on his left hand will face scorching wind, scalding water, and black smoke. 56:42-43
        461. Those who deny Allah and the Hereafter will eat from the Zaqqum tree and drink boiling water. 56:51-54
        462. Allah will welcome the rejecters and erring with boiling water and a roasting in the hell fire. 56:92-94
        463. Those who disbelieve or doubt the revelations of Allah will be face the doom. 57:13-14
        464. The home of disbelievers is the Fire, a hapless journey’s end. 57:15
        465. Those who disbelieve and deny Allah’s revelations are the owners of the fire. 57:19
        466. “Naught of disaster befalleth in the earth or in yourselves but it is in a Book before we bring it into being – Lo! that is easy for Allah.”
        All natural disasters are planned by Allah to cause human suffering. He does it by the Book. It’s easy for Allah! 57:22
        467. For disbelievers is a painful doom. 58:4
        468. For disbelievers is a shameful doom. 58:5
        469. Those who disobey Muhammed will go to hell. 58:8
        470. Don’t make friends with Allah’s enemies. For those who do so, Allah has prepared a dreadful doom. 58:14-15
        471. Those who turn others away from the way of Allah will have a shameful doom. They are rightful owners of the Fire. 58:16-17
        472. Allah cast fear into the hearts of the disbelieving People of the Scripture. Their home in the Hereafter will be the Fire. 59:2-3
        473. The disbelievers fear the believers more than Allah. 59:13
        474. The devil and disbelievers will be in the Fire. 59:16-17
        475. Allah loves those who fight for him. 61:4
        476. “O ye who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a painful doom?” 61:10
        477. Those who disbelieve will have a painful doom. 64:5
        478. Those who disbelieve are the owners of the Fire. 64:10
        479. The fuel of the Fire is men and stones. 66:6
        480. Be stern with disbelievers. They are going to Hell anyway. 66:9
        481. Allah has prepared for the devils a doom of flame. 67:5
        482. Disbelievers will go to hell where they will hear its roaring and boiling. 67:6-7
        483. Who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom? (Nobody) 67:28
        484. Those who consider the Quran to be “mere fables” will be branded on the nose.68:15-16
        485. Those who do not believe in Allah will be chained up and cast into hell-fire where they will eat filth. 69:30-35
        486. “Lo! it is the fire of hell Eager to roast.” 70:15
        487. Doom is about to fall on all disbelievers. Only worshippers (Muslims) and those who preserve their chastity (except with their wives and slave girls) will be spared from “the fires of hell” that are “eagar to roast.” 70:1-30
        488. “Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure” (except for maybe those who are fearful of it). 70:27-28
        489. Disbelievers will enter hell with frantic with fear, knowing they will be tortured forever by Allah. 70:36, 44
        490. Allah sent Noah to warn people about the painful doom he was planning to send. (It didn’t work out well; Allah sent it anyway.) 71:1
        491. Those that Allah drowned in Noah’s flood were then tortured forever in the Fire. 71:25
        492. Noah asked Allah to drown all the disbelievers. 71:26
        493. The fires of hell will be fueled with the bodies of idolators and unbelievers. They will experience an ever-greater torment. 72:15-17
        494. Those who disobey Allah and his messenger will dwell forever in the fire of hell. 72:23
        495. The fires of hell will be fueled with the bodies of idolators and unbelievers. They will experience an ever-greater torment. 72:15-17
        496. Those who disobey Allah and his messenger will dwell forever in the fire of hell. 72:23
        497. Allah will take care of the deniers. He will tie them up, burn them in a raging fire, and feed them food that chokes them. 73:11-13
        498. The last day will be a day of anguish for disbelievers. 74:9-10
        499. Those who are stubborn to Allah’s revelations will face a fearful doom. 74:16-17
        500. The fire of hell shrivels humans and spares nothing. 74:27-29
        501. Allah has appointed angels to tend the Fire and has prepared stumbling blocks for those who disbelieve. He sends some people (whoever he wants) astray. 74:31
        502. Those who pay attention to this life and ignore the Hereafter will suffer forever in hell. 75:20-29
        503. The doom is coming soon. 75:35
        504. Allah has prepared chains, manacles, and a raging fire for the disbelievers. 76:4
        505. Allah has prepared a painful doom for evil-doers. 76:31
        506. Allah destroyed “the former folk.” 77:16
        507. Woe unto the repudiators on that day! 77:19, 77:24, 77:28, 77:34, 77:40, 77:45, 77:49
        508. Depart unto that doom which ye used to deny.” 77:29
        509. Those who deny the revelations given to Muhammed will burn forever in hell. 78:21-30
        510. “Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will look on that which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: ‘Would that I were dust!'” 78:40
        511. Those who rebel by choosing this life over the next will go to hell. 79:37-39
        512. The wicked will burn in hell forever. 82:14-16
        513. Those who reject Allah’s revelations will burn in hell. 83:10-17
        514. The disbelievers used to laugh at the believers. But the final laugh will be on them. 83:29-36
        515. Some folks will be thrown into a scorching fire. 84:11-12
        516. Disbelievers will be given a painful doom. 84:22-24
        517. “(Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch Of the fuel-fed fire.” 85:4-5
        518. Those who persecute Muslims, without repenting, will burn in hell. 85:10
        519. Those who are flung into the great Fire will neither live nor die. 87:12-13
        520. On that day many will be sad and weary. Scorched by the fire, drinking boiling water, with only bitter thorn-fruit to eat. 88:2-7
        521. Allah will punish disbelievers with the direst punishment. 88:23-24
        522. Allah poured the disaster of His punishment upon those who rebelled against him. 89:11-13
        523. Those who disbelieve Allah’s revelations will have the Fire placed over them like an awning. 90:19-20
        524. “Allah doomed them for their sin” and burned their houses. 91:14
        525. Those who deny Allah’s revelations must endure the flaming fire. 92:14-16
        526. Allah will grab those who deny His guidance by the forelock and call the guards of hell. 96:13-18
        527. Those who disbelieve will abide in the fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. 98:6
        528. “When Earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake”
        At the end of the world, Allah will cause a massive earthquake and then send everyone to heaven or hell. 99:1
        529. What is the Calamity? It is a day when dead people’s bodies will be scattered like moths, consumed in a raging fire. 101:1-11
        530. Allah will show humans hellfire and then he will ask them about pleasure. 102:5-7
        531. Some rich folks will be flung into the Consuming One, the fire of Allah. 104:4-6
        532. Abu Lahab will die and be plunged in flaming Fire. His wife will have on her neck a halter of palm fiber. 111:1-5

        • LUCKY, BE CIVIL LIKE A TRUE DALE CARNEGIE, IN YOUR APPROACH, OKAY?

          As per the Quran, ALL the punishment, to the disbelievers, hypocrites, etc.., will be meted after death…save for the punishment of Apostasy, adultery and theft. It is a warning…..so that people would heed to the religion of Islam in morality.

          I do not do any Taqiyya for any religion but try to point out, always, the injustice done to people or any religion…only if removes the misconceptions!

          I do NOT believe that Islam is a bad religion…in fact is more simple to follow, if one has to follow a religion. Otherwise believe in what I believe and that is BE GOOD, DO GOOD!!

          • Plum, my friend, people like Lucky aren’t debated. In Mahabharata, Bhishma, lecturing Pandavas, said, ‘Anger and debate go waste on an ignorant.’

          • MOHAMMED’S NIGHT JOURNEY

            No Muslim can deny the importance of Mohammed’s night journey in Islam, because this flight determined the Islamic rituals of praying five times a day, and performing ablution – or washing before prayer. In other words Mohammed’s night journey impacts the lives of 1.5 billion Muslims all over the world – five times – each and every day.

            Surah 17.1 Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).

            Mohammed’s one-night journey is said to have covered the 766 miles from Mecca to Jerusalem, included a leg up to heaven and a return to Mecca by morning, and is described in part as follows:

            Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0309: It is narrated on the authority of Anas b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I was brought al-Buraq Who is an animal white and long, larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would place his hoof a distance equal to the range of vision. I mounted it and came to the Temple (Bait Maqdis in Jerusalem), then tethered it to the ring used by the prophets. I entered the mosque and prayed two rak’ahs in it, and then came out and Gabriel brought me a vessel of wine and a vessel of milk.

            So Mohammed flew on al-Buraq to the temple in Jerusalem, tied it up to a ring “the prophets” had used, and went on into the Temple to pray. Because of the fantastic nature of Mohammed’s claims, some 21st century Muslims try to suggest that this was a vision or dream, but according to perhaps the most highly regarded historian of Islam:

            Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, B58, #228: Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The sights which Allah’s Apostle was shown on the Night Journey when he was taken to Bait-ul-Maqdis (i.e. Jerusalem) were actual sights, (not dreams). And the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Quran is the tree of Zaqqum (itself).

            Additionally, the rock enshrined in the Dome of the Rock on the temple mount, is supposed to be where Mohammed launched from, for the leg of the trip to heaven. So it would be untenable to suggest that Mohammed’s journey was a dream or vision, while at the same time claiming that he launched from a very much physical and tangible rock, on the temple mount.

            There were many skeptics when Mohammed recounted the details of his trip the morning after his night journey on the flying animal. As Dr. Rafat Amari points out in the introduction to “Islam: In Light of History”, Abu Bakar (the first assistant of Mohammed who became his first Caliph) confirmed Mohammed’s descriptions of the temple he had visited, because Abu Baker claimed he had once taken a journey to Jerusalem and had seen the temple himself, and remembered it to be just as Mohammed had described it.

            There is, however, a little difficulty with their accounts. The temple had been torn down over 500 years before their claims of having made personal visits to it. Indeed if Mohammed had actually hitched his flying animal anywhere near where the temple had been, to the “ring” he suggested “the prophets” had hitched theirs, at the time in history that his night flight was supposed to have taken place, he would have found that the temple mount was being used as a garbage dump. The Muslim’s own Caliph Omar would have observed this when he marched into Jerusalem in 639 AD, not many years after Mohammed offered his account detailed above.

            While Mohammed and Bakr didn’t need to be concerned about their largely illiterate followers traveling the 766 miles from Mecca to Jerusalem, to scrutinize their accounts, what excuse do today’s followers of Muhammad have in this 21st century information age?

            For many accounts of Mohammed’s night flight by the chroniclers of Islam, please visit the following link to answering-islam.org. As they also inquire:

            “In light of all this, we ask the following questions:

            * What Temple did Muhammad visit, enter and pray at before ascending to heaven?

            * Seeing that the Quran mentions a journey to a Mosque that did not exist during the lifetime of Muhammad, how can you consider the Quran to be 100% the word of God?
            * In light of the fact that both the Quran and the Islamic traditions contain this historical error, how can you trust either source to provide you with reliable information on the life of Muhammad and the first Muslims?

            * Does not the fact that the Quran mentions a Mosque which was only erected in AD 691 prove that there were Muslims who unashamedly and deceitfully added stories to the Quranic text and passed them off as revelation from God?

            * If you cannot find an answer to this historical problem within the Quran, why do you still remain a Muslim?”

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            Flying camels, or baraqs, were nothing new to Islamic “tradition”. It was how they explained away the transportation impossibilities that resulted from the fictional history the Islamic “historians” had created.

            For example some claimed it was one of these mythical flying animals that enabled Abraham who lived in Hebron, to pay visits to his son Ishmael in Mecca, a 1200 kilometers away. Some of Islam’s “historians” claim it was a baraq that enabled Ishmael to attend his father Abraham’s funeral in Hebron. Are we beginning to get the picture? Any time the thousand kilometers between Mecca and Israel demonstrates the conspicuous geographical impossibility, of any suggestion that Abraham or Ishmael were ever within 1,000 kilometers of where Mecca was eventually settled in the 4th century AD, simply break out the flying donkey-mule!

            But then the flying steed wasn’t invented by Muslim historians but had been in mythology from long before. It was utilized in Persian Zoroastrian mythology.

            QUOTING DR. AMARI

            “The Pahlavi Texts of the book of Dinkard are Zoroastrian canonical comments on the Avesta, considered part of the Zoroastrian scriptures. It mentioned KaiKhusrois, a mythological prophet who transformed Vae, the god of the air, into the shape of a camel. He then mounted him and went where the immortal mythological Persians dwelt.”

            And of course we are all familiar with Pegasus, the flying horse, of Greek mythology.

            Indeed, when seen in the light of the “Mecca” page of this site, what we learn is that every Muslim on earth, bows toward and is supposed to travel to and circumambulate, the very same black stone that the pagans circumambulated before Mohammed was ever born. Now we are told that the reason that Muslims prostrate themselves toward that black stone idol five times a day, and wash before doing so, is because Mohammed claimed to have taken a trip on a flying donkey-mule. Beyond the obvious questions about flying animals that even an 8 year old might ask, Mohammed’s visit to, and prayer in, the temple in Jerusalem is not only a geographical but also a historical impossibility. Some suggest it was a reference to the mosque that was eventually built on the temple mount, but obviously no “prophets” ever tied camels up to that mosque because it wasn’t built until 685 AD, long after Mohammed was dead and buried.

            The actual reason Muslims pray five times a day and perform ablution, as well as prostrate in prayer, fast during Ramadan and wear long white robes, is most likely because Mohammed became deeply involved in the second century occult cult of the Sabians, by way of four of his relatives. This cult apparently had so much influence over Mohammed’s daily life, that some in his own tribe referred to him as “the Sabian”. In the Quran Mohammed lists Sabians right alongside Christians and Jews.

            Surah 2:62 Those who believe (in the Qur’an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day…

            Surah 5:69 Those who believe (in the Qur’an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians…

            And guess what? The occult Sabian cult prayed five times a day, performed ablution, prostrated in prayer, fasted during the same month of Ramadan and wore long white robes.

            “Waraqa was one of the founders of the group called Ahnaf. In the first narration of the life of Mohammed, written by Ibn Hisham in the 8th century A.D., we read:

            The Honafa’, or Ahnaf, was a small group started when four Sabians at Mecca agreed. Those four were Zayd bin Amru bin Nafil, Waraqa bin Naufal, Ubaydullah bin Jahsh, and Uthman Bin al-Huwayrith.[xxxi][31]

            The four founders of Ahnaf were all related to Mohammed. They were descendants of Loayy, one of Mohammed’s ancestors. Furthermore, Waraqa bin Naufal and Uthman Bin al-Huwayrith were cousins of Khadijah. We know this from Mohammed’s genealogy presented by Ibn Hisham.[xxxii][32] Ubaydullah Bin Jahsh was a maternal cousin to Mohammed. Mohammed married his widow, Um Habibeh. All this reveals the close connection between Mohammed and the founders of the group.”

            THE ALLEGED ASCENSION OF MOHAMMED TO HEAVEN
            By Dr. Rafat Amari

            Did Mohammed ascend to heaven as the Qu’ran states? Did he do so in a trance? How much was he influenced by the occult? These questions, which are important to the credibility of Islam, are the subject of our study today.
            Ascending into heaven was the common way Middle Eastern sects explained how their leaders obtained the religious laws they taught.
            Sects that arose in the Middle East before Mohammed put a great deal of emphasis on ascension to heaven. Those who claimed to be prophets within their sects, whether they were mythological figures in their tradition or were given biblical names, all had ascension stories.
            Yima, a mythological Persian figure who represented the sun, was visited by the angel Sraosha who accompanied Yima to heaven. Yima was subsequently commissioned to spread the religion on earth [1]
            Zoroaster claimed to have ascended into heaven to obtain a religious law from Ahura Mazda for the nation of Iran. [2] In like manner, Mohammed claimed to have visited heaven where he was commissioned with a religious law for the nation of Islam.
            Vohuman, who was the angel that accompanied Zoroastrian figures in their ascension to heaven, is easily compared to Gabriel, the angel of ascension in the Qu’ran.
            The angel Vohuman was aledged to have accompagny Zoroaster to heaven. [3] Vohuman has many affinities with Gabriel in the Quran. First of all, he is the angel who accompagnies those who ascend to heaven. We find Vohuman descending from his golden throne to accompany Viraz to heaven into the presence of Ahuramazda. [4]
            The same thing is said concerning Gabriel in the Qu’ran. In Surah 81 and verse 20, Gabriel is described as “the personality with rank who stood before the lord of the throne.” He is the one Islam claims accompanied Mohammed in his ascension.
            Another similarity between Vohuman and Gabriel is they were both huge in stature. [5] Vohuman is portrayed in the sacred Zoroastrian books as the judge who condemned sinners. [6] In the Qu’ran, Gabriel is the judge who condemns the nations and the cities.
            The word “spirit” is used of both personalities. Vohuman is called “spirit,” and the Dinkard, book nine, stresses the importance of loving Vohuman. [7]
            Likewise, in the Qu’ran, we find Gabriel referred to as the “spirit” and sometimes as the “holy spirit.” Many of Mohammed’s Hadiths stress or focus on the love of Gabriel for mankind even for those in heaven. [8]
            The angels in the Bible are agents who proclaimed a message to a few individuals, then they returned to heaven. They never drew attention to themselves or claimed a relationship with men. The angels hide themselves, pointing only to God.
            But in the case of Vohuman and the spirit who claimed to be Gabriel in the Qu’ran, they both called attention to themselves connecting men to themselves. This indicates they were negative spirits competing with God rather than affirming Him. In reality, they behaved like the malignant spirits that possess mediums.

            Occult characteristics of Vohuman in Zoroastrianism and Gabriel in the Qu’ran point to the true identity of both spirits.
            We find Vohuman enters the mind of Zoroaster and mingled with his mind. [9] Likewise, Gabriel is described by Mohammed’s biographers as entering the bodies of humans. [10]

            On the other hand, angels never entered the bodies of humans. Other than demons, the only one who enters the body of a human is God, the Holy Spirit. He gently makes His home in the soul of a person when he is saved through the redemptive work of Christ. The Holy Spirit gives peace, joy and tranquility to human souls. But demons enter the bodies of people who invite them in or by people who are involved with magic and the occult. People who are demon possessed have signs such as convulsions, a feeling of terror, sweating, and they may lapse into a coma which is something that also plagues mediums who receive oracles from devils.

            Mohammed claims Gabriel inspired Mohammed to write the Qu’ran. But if Gabriel was a true angel, why did Mohammed suffer from the same symptoms as those who are demon possessed when he received the Qu’ran? Mohammed experienced convulsions, a feeling of terror, comas and severe sweating. These symptoms were never encountered by any prophet in the Bible.

            We also find Vohuman changing his shape and adopting the personality of another man. [11] And Gabriel changed himself into the form of a man Mohammed knew personally, a man was named Dahieh دحية. [12]
            We know that true angels do not plagiarize the personality of another person. But this phenomenon does exist in Satanism, or Demonology, where the malignant spirits change their form and take on the guise of other humans who are known to the magician or to the medium to whom the malignant spirits give oracles in order to deceive many. [13] The Jinn/devils of Arabia were known to change their forms and appear in the guise of a man known to the Kuhhan or priests of the Jinn/devils. [14]
            The trance of the medium causes occult hallucinating. They call it the “journey of the soul.”
            We see that Vohuman caused Zoroaster to fall into trance before he could go to heaven. [15] We know that the trance is the condition through which Mediums of malignant spirits travel through what they call “the journey of the spirit,” leaving their bodies. Their souls as stolen from them to commune with spirits. It is an hallucinative journey under the power of Satan, through which the victim sees things that are not real.

            Occult Literature is full of names of people who were in trances and claimed to travel to heaven or other distant places. Often these alleged ascension are connected with people who have religious oracles. They are known to fall into comas. Richard Mainey is an example someone who claims to have passed to heaven in a trance. In the year 1586, he claimed to go to heaven passing through purgatory. He laid in a comatose state for two hours. [16]

            Those claiming to have ascended to heaven often did so while comatose or in a state of ecstasy. Mohammed claimed he obtained verses of the Qu’ran this way. While receiving the Quran, he also experienced other negative symptoms such as convulsions, sweatings and feelings of terror.

            One example of 18th century people who suffered trances was Emanual Swedenborg, the Swedish visionary. He was known to be heavily demon possessed. While in a state of ecstasy, he claimed to see visions and tell about how hell and heaven were opened to him. He said God enabled his spirit to go to the other world where he encountered the souls of humans and met angels. [17]

            Many of the founders of “Spiritism,” which is one of the Satanic movements, claimed they journeyed while their souls were separated from their bodies. They flew in the company of malignant spirits to distant places experiencing a “spirit journey.”

            An example of this demon possession is a man named Davis who claimed to have been carried 40 miles from his home to the mountains where he spent the whole night with others discussing medicine and ethics.This hallucinative journey was performed while he was in a trance and experienced ecstasy. In reality, as demon possessed, he communicated in a trance with his devil. [18]
            ZOROASTER AS A MEDIUM FOR A SPIRIT NAMED VOHMAN. ZOROASTER ALSO WAS A WITCH DOCTOR OR SHAMAN, FOR HIS TRIBE
            Now, I would like you to return with me to Zoroaster who claims to have fallen in a trance in which he was transported to heaven. The symptoms he experienced causes us to classify him with the mediums who serve the devil. He claims that when he was put in prison by Vistaspa, the king of an Iranian tribe, Zoroaster bound the legs of Vistaspa’s horse so the horse could not move, and then he released it. What Zoroaster claims to have done was a practice of the devil’s magicians. Through this magic, Zoroaster impressed Vistaspa so much he became Zoroaster’s follower.

            By analyzing the oldest Zoroastrian literature, the scholar Nyberg reached the conclusion that Zoroaster was a witch doctor or medicine man to his own tribe whose religion was a form of shamanism.

            A shaman is a magician who claims the ability to heal with the help of the spirits to whom he is connected. The main characteristic of shamanism is the ecstatic trance experience through which he communicates with spirits which are surely devils. In this state, they claim their souls leave their bodies and go to other places such as remote places of the universe. Shamanism flourished mainly in South and East Asia, some parts of Africa, and among the Indians of North and South America.

            Zoroaster, according to Nyberg’s point of view, led his tribe as chief shaman, to reach the state of ecstasy. Once in this state, they were in contact with the god Vohu Manah, [19] who we previously identified as Vohuman, who later is said to have accompanied Zoroaster to heaven to meet with Ahura Mazda. Vohuman eventually became a strong angel in Zoroastrianism. We also saw that Vohuman had things in common with the malignant spirits. His behavior doesn’t vary from that of the malignant, diabolic spirits with which modern mediums are connected. This leads us to conclude that Vohuman was a devil the tribe of Zoroaster worshiped, and that Zoroaster was a medium to this malignant spirit. We already saw the similarities between Vohuman in Zoroastrianism and Gabriel in the Qur’an.

            Zoroaster emigrated to the tribe led by Vistaspa which was impressed by his magic, such as the binding of Vistaspa’s horse’s legs. Vistaspa was introduced in an ecstatic shaman-induced diabolic trance experience with the spirit Vohman. Through these experiences Vistaspa was able to see unusual things. [20] Certainly this was a kind of hallucination under the influence of the diabolic spirits to which Zoroaster was connected.

            After this, Zoroaster claimed that Ahura Mazda ordered Vistaspa to wage war to subdue the Iranian nations to his religion. To do this, Zoroaster, had to incorporate some of the creeds of the tribe of Vistaspa, which is of Ayro Iranian back ground, into his creed system. Zoroaster also copied many ideas from the Israelites who were dispersed by Sargon II to Madi, the homeland of Zoroaster before he migrated to Vistaspa’s tribe. The Assyrian king, Sargon II, occupied Samaria around 722, at least half a century before Zoroaster was born.
            THERE ARE MANY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE WAY MOHAMMED SPREAD HIS CULT AND THE WAY ZOROASTERIANISM SPREAD. WE ALSO COMPARE THE ROLE OF MOHAMMED AS A WITCH DOCTOR IN MECCA & THE LIFE OF ZOROSTER.
            First of all, the witch doctor or “shaman”, in Arabia is equivalent to the “rakhi,” الراقي the one who brings the powers of the spirits to which he is connected to the bodies of others, claiming to heal them .

            Ibin Hisham, the oldest and the most authoritative Islamic biographer of the life of Mohammed, wrote the very famous poem, “Abu Taleb.”, the uncle of Mohammed recited. The leaders of Mecca came to Abu Taleb asking him to give Mohammed to them to be judged by them. Abu Taleb refused, and recited a poem lauding and praising Mohammed. There is a stanza in this poem in which he described Mohammed as “a Rachi, or conjurer who conjures spells in Harra where he dwells.” [21] Harra’ is the caves near Mecca where Mohammed used to spend his time before he claimed to have been visited by the angel Gabriel and allegedly entrusted with the role of prophecy.

            For Abu Taleb and in the eyes of many Arabians, the witch doctor, or rakhi, was a benevolent occupation because of the Jinn religion’s influence and the reputation that rakhis had for evicting the spirits that caused disease through their own Jinns. Mohammed confirmed that his uncle recited the poetry about him and boasted about its contents. [22]

            Another similarity between Zoroaster and Mohammed is that Mohammed also emigrated from his own city to Medina, where he convinced two savage tribes, Oas and Khasrej, to rage war against the Arabian tribes in order to subdue them and convert them to Islam.

            The rukhah, plural of rakhi, were known to be among the Kuhhan or priests of the Jinn religion of Arabia.
            THE TRANCES & COMAS THAT MOHAMMED EXPERIENCED PRODUCED THE SAME SYMPTOMS THAT AFFECTED THE PRIESTS OF JINNS IN ARABIA
            Mohammed used to go into a coma before he wrote the Qu’ran, which reveals his involvement with Kahaneh. When he started receiving the Qu’ran he fell into a coma. [23]

            Sahih Al Bukhari, reports one occasion on which Mohammed fell in trance while he was a youth before he claimed to receive the Qu’ran. [24]

            Mohammed was known to have suffered from trances since his childhood because Amneh, his mother, brought on him a ruchieh, or bewitching. [25] In the ruchieh a Kahan priest of Jinn brings the spirit of Jinn to a person to whom the Kahen is connected as a medium. Amneh was the niece of Soda Bent Zahreh, the priest of Jinn at Mecca. This may explain why she was able to practice occult over her son, Mohammed.

            Someone may ask why Amneh bewitched Mohammed when he was a small infant. Walker in his book, Unclean Spirits, says that many dangerous magicians and mediums of the devil were exposed to magic in their infanthood. [26] Most of them were exposed by their parents who were known to be in service to the devil.

            Among the reasons for which parents bewitch their infants is that the mother wanted to have the opportunity to speak with the devil when he enters the body of the infant. In other words, she does so in order to take direct information from the devil when he speaks in a loud voice through the tongue of her son. This phenomenon is reported in spiritism worship in China and India. [27]

            Another reason for bewitching infants is to ensure the continuity of the priesthood for the devil in the family. Sometimes, under orders from the devil, the child is prepared to have a future occult oracle.

            In satanic worship in Japan, the founders of the worship were called as children and prepared by the devils for the role they would assume. The British anthropologist, Carmen Blacker, who did important research on the lives of the founders of religions that venerate wicked spirits in Japan, revealed how the devils took hold of the children through dreams or through bewitchment induced by their parents. Then, the devils announced that those children are dedicated to them for future goals or purposes. As a result, special power was given to those who were bewitched since childhood. They were given magical powers. Many believed in them, followed them and helped them establish a religion. [xxviii][28]

            Anthropologists believe that, like a hereditary disease, the priesthood which serves the devil is transmitted from individual to individual in the same family. [29] Could it be that the Jinn priesthood was transmitted from Amneh to her son Mohammed? A study of Islamic sources supports this idea.

            While Mohammed was receiving the Qu’ran, he was afflicted with the same symptoms the Kuhhan were afflicted with when they received oracles from devils. Both Mohammed and the Kuhhan experienced comas, convulsions and sweating. These symptoms were also experienced by Mohammed as a child after his mother bewitched him.

            The Jinn religion in Arabia was the strongest and the most wide spread. It had a huge number of Kuhhan who represented the religion in each city. Many Arabians at the time of Mohammed suffered from severe symptoms like ones Mohammed experienced. This is due to the Kuhhan who cast spells on children and on sick people.
            The Kuhhan claimed that the diseases were caused by Jinn/devils brought by other Kuhhan. Therefore, Arabians used to go to different Kuhhan to treat diseases through their devils. The Kuhhan boasted that their devils were stronger than the devils that caused the diseases in the first place. The diseases were believed to be caused by “the look of a Jinn or his medium or Kuhhan.” So the patients went to the Kuhhan who practiced rukieh by conjuring spells on the body of their patients. The result was that the devils of the Kuhhan through the rukieh take hold of the body of the sick person, and the poor sick person exhibited convulsions and other symptoms like Mohammed suffered when his mother conjured spells on him.

            The Arabians at the time of Mohammed recognized the symptoms the Kahen caused when he conjured spells on a person. For example, the Arabians recognized the trance as an affliction from a devil. They called it “affection through Ain,” or the eye. The eye of the Jinn looked at a person and caused the trance to happen. [30] The trance was communicated to children who were born in Kuhhan families under servitude to Jinns.

            Trances and comas were common occurrences for the Kuhhan and for the founders of the occult religions through which they received their oracles. For example, the Kuhhan of Arabia would go into a comatose state when receiving oracles from their devils. [31] Khater, Kahen of the Jinns, went into to a coma for three days while he said the rhymed prose exalting Mohammed. [32]

            There is a common phenomenon among the founders of religions that venerate the malignant spirits. They receive their oracles through trances or comas. We also see this in the founders of the occult religions in Japan. For example, Deguchi Nao, the founder of the religion called Omoto, received her oracles during a trance. Okada Yoshikazu, founder of Sukyo Mahikari, wrote his sacred book while in trance.(33)

            Trances were a significant part of occult worship. Mohammed fell into a trance before claiming the role of a prophet as manifestation of his occult relationships and practices. This occurred again when he received verses of the Qu’ran. [33] Aisheh, his youngest wife, mentioned how Mohammed suffered from severe comas and sweating, often falling on the ground with severe symptoms as he received the Qu’ran. [34]

            In the Bible, these things were never reported in the lives of the prophets, but they were common in the lives of the Kuhhan of the Jinn of Arabia .

            Sahih Al Bukhari, mentioned that Asmaa, the sister of Aisheh, the youngest wife of Mohammed, fell in trance on at least in one occasion. [35] This may shed light on the occult experiences of those who were close to Mohammed .
            WHILE IN TRANCES, MOHAMMED OFTEN HAD “OCCULT JOURNEYS” BEFORE HIS FAMOUS “NIGHT JOURNEY ON THE WINGED DONKEY” TO VISIT JERUSALEM.
            Mohammed, like Zoroaster and other mediums who through trances and ecstasy had shamite-type experiences leading to occult journeys with the spirits. The books that narrate the life of Mohammed confirmed that he used to have such experiences before he claimed to become a prophet. [36] The book of Halabieh describes his journeys in spirit claiming Mohammed used to “sleep in the spirit.” [37]

            This expression “sleeping in the spirit” endeavors to describe the deep coma and trance in which Mohammed fell when he was experiencing such hallucinations. All who claim to have such occult journeys pass through trances and comas. In the life of Mohammed we see several experiences like this. The book of Halabieh states that Al Israa’, occurred to Mohammed 30 times. [38] Al Israa, is a journey of the soul to distant places. This is actually the occult journey known to all mediums who through trances were under the hallucinate power of the spirits. Sheik Abdel Wahab Al Sharani said that the number was 34. [39]

            So we see what the Qu’ran claims happened to Mohammed when he boarded the Baraq, or winged donkey, to go to Jerusalem. He was not in reality having a real experience, but it was just part of Mohammed’s occult life before he claimed to have the role of prophecy.

            Though Muslims want us to think that Mohammed really was carried bodily in the company of Gabriel by a winged camel to Jerusalem, Aisheh the youngest wife of Mohammed and the most reliable reporter of his life and Hadith says,
            “The body of the prophet of Allah was never missed or carried, but Allah journeyed with his soul.” [40]

            So we see that the report, claiming to be a true experience of Mohammed, only confirms the nature of his journey which was part of his past occult routine, something that had occurred for many who were connected as mediums to malignant spirits. At the same time, they claimed to receive oracles or important wisdom through hallucinative journeys.

            We have more testimony about Mohammed’s claim from his cousin, Fatikheh فاتخة, with whom he spent the night when he claimed to journey with the angel Gabriel to Jerusalem . She confirmed that he was asleep in her house that night.

            She was called also Um Hani, the mother of Hani. She was the daughter of his uncle Abu Taleb. She said,” the prophet of Allah was transported while he was in my house. He slept in my house that night and prayed at night, then slept and we also slept. When it was dawn, he woke us. Then, after we prayed together, he said,” Oh, Um Hani I prayed with you the evening prayer as you saw in this valley, then I went to the temple of Jerusalem and prayed in it. This morning I prayed with you.” [41]

            He claims to have prayed the Islamic prayer in the evening, slept under the watchful eyes of his cousin, woke early in the morning and prayed again. After this he claimed to have visited the temple of Jerusalem during the night. What he does not tell us is that the temple was destroyed by the Romans six centuries earlier. He could not have made that visit.

            Muslims need to revaluate the claims of their religion. Then need to take the time to compare what they have been taught to what anthropologists tell us today. This will help them to understand the nature of such phenomena and avoid relying on them or giving them spiritual significance as if they were authentic inspiration or part of God’s truth.
            [37] Halabieh , 2, page 71
            [40] Ibn Hisham, 2, page 31
            [41] Halabieh , 2, page 72; Ibn Hisham, 2, page 33
            The Catalpa Bow , a study of Shamanistic practices in Japan by Carmen Blacker, page 129

            [1] R.C. Zaehner, The Dawn and Twilight of Zoroastrianism, Weidenfeld And Nicolson, London 1975, pages 137 and 138

            [2] Dinkard-Book IX, Chapter XXVIII, 3-4, Pahlavi Texts, Part IV, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 37, Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 235

            [3] Dincard, book VII, Chapter III: 61, Pahlavi Texts, Part V, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 47 ,Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 50

            [4] Textual sources for the study of Zoroastrianism, edited and translated by Mary Boyce, Manchester University Press, 1984, page 86

            [5] Dincard, book VII, Chapter III:52, Pahlavi Texts, Part V, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 47 ,Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 48

            [6] Dinkard-Book IX, Chapter LXIII, 7, Pahlavi Texts, Part IV, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 37, Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 372

            [7] Dinkard-Book IX, Chapter LVIII, 5, Pahlavi Texts, Part IV, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 37 ,Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 354

            [8] Sahih al-Bukhari, 7, page 83; and 8, page 195

            [9] Selections of Zad-Sparam, Chapter XIV, 12-13, Pahlavi Texts, Part V, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 47 ,Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 142

            [10] Halabieh, 1, page 412

            [11] Selections of Zad-Sparam, Chapter XXI, 8, Pahlavi Texts, Part V, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 47, Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 156

            [12] Sahih al-Bukhari, 6, pages 96 – 97; 1, pages 2-3; and 4, page 80; Halabieh, 1, page 408

            [13] Demonolgia , a discourse on Witchcraft, page 45

            [14] Robertson Smith, lectures on the Religion of the Semite, p. 120; Jawad Ali, al-Mufassal Fi Tarikh al-Arab khab al-Islam, 6, page 717

            [15] Dinkart 7.3.55; Yasna 43.5 ;Selections of Zat-sparam 21.9-10 quoted by ( but you have to check the references )
            Zoroaster, The Profet of Ancient Iran, by A.V. Williams Jackson, AMS Press INC, New York, 1965, pages 40 -41

            [16] Unclean spirits, pages 48-49

            [17] See, Arthur C. Doyle, History of Spiritualism , ( New York : George Doran, 1926)

            [18] Arthur C. Doyle, History of Spiritualism ( New York : George Doran, 1926), I, page 45

            [19] R.C. Zaehner, Weidenfeld And Nicolson, The Dawn and Twilight of Zoroastrianism, London 1975, pages 352-359

            [20] Dincard, book VII, Chapter IV: 84, Pahlavi Texts, Part V, Translated by E.W. West, The Sacred books of the East, Volume 47, Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1969, page 70

            [21] Ibn Hisham, 1 pages 189 and 218

            [22] Ibn Hisham, 1 page 225

            [23] Halabieh, 1, pages 406-407

            [24] Sahih al-Bukhari, 1, page 96

            [25] Halabieh, 1, page 75

            [26] Walker, Unclean Spirits, page 26

            [27] Blacker, pages 252-53; quoted by Godman, How about the Demons, page 77

            [28] The Catalpa Bow , a study of Shamanistic practices in Japan by Carmen Blacker, page 129

            [29] Demonolgia , a discourse on Witchcraft, pages 32-33

            [30] Taj al-Arus, 5, page 381

            [31] Halabieh, 1, page 405

            [32] Halabieh, 1, page 338

            [33] Halabieh, 1, page 415

            [34] Ibn Hisham, 3 page 236

            [35] Sahih al-Bukhari, 2, page 28

            [36] Halabieh , 2, page 71

            [38] Halabieh , 2, page 71

            [39] Halabieh , 2, page 71

          • IMAM KHOMEINI’S TEACHINGS

            On Sex with Infants and Animals, Ablution, and Women during Period!
            Compiled by Parvin Darabi and HDF

            ISLAMIC TEACHINGS ON SEX WITH INFANTS

            “A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. If he penetrates and the child is harmed then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister.”

            The complete Persian text of this saying can be found in “Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrir-ol-Masael, Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom”

            ISLAMIC TEACHINGS ON SEX WITH ANIMALS

            “The meat of horses, mules, or donkeys is not recommended. It is strictly forbidden if the animal was sodomized while alive by a man. In that case, the animal must be taken outside the city and sold.”

            Editor’s notes: I wonder if it is OK to sodomize a dead animal? What happens if the buyer brings the poor animal back into the city?

            “If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who sodomized it.”

            Editor’s note: The poor animal first is sodomized and then killed and burned. What an Islamic justice toward animals? Where are the animal rights groups?

            “It is forbidden to consume the excrement of animals or their nasal secretions. But if such are mixed in minute proportions into other foods their consumption is not forbidden.”

            “If a man (God protect him from it!) fornicates with an animal and ejaculates, ablution is necessary.”

            Editor’s note: It does not say who should have ablution: the animal or the man?

            ON ABLUTION

            During sexual intercourse, if the penis enters a woman’s vagina or a man’s anus, fully or only as far as the circumcision ring, both partners become impure, even if they have not reached puberty; they must consequently perform their ablutions.
            Note: Therefore, homosexuality and pedophilia are accepted in Islam.
            Why then the punishment for homosexuality is death?

            A man who has ejaculated and has not yet performed his ablution must avoid the following ten acts: eating; drinking; reading more than seven verses of the Koran; touching the binding of Koran, or the margin of its pages, or spaces between the lines; carrying the Koran on his person; sleeping; dyeing his beard with henna; anointing himself with grease or oil; having sexual intercourse after having ejaculated in his sleep.

            If a man becomes aroused by a woman other than his wife but then has intercourse with his own wife, it is preferable for him not to pray if he has sweated; but if he first has intercourse with his wife and then with another woman, he may say his prayers even though he be in a sweat.

            A man who has ejaculated as a result of intercourse with a woman other than his wife, and who then ejaculates again while having coitus with his wife, does not have the right to say his prayers while still sweating; but if he has had intercourse with his wife first and then with a woman not his wife, he may say his prayers even though still sweating.

            Note: If a man can have sexual relation with a woman who is not his wife why is adultery punishable with death by stoning? Is the woman only to be blamed?

            If a fly or any other insect settled first on something impure that is moist and then on something pure that is moist, the later in turns becomes impure, provided one can be certain that the former was impure; failing that, it remains pure.

            Note: let¹s run after flies and insects to find out where they settle.

            Besides the ablutions that are necessary and unavoidable there are a number of ablutions that are highly recommended in order to please God. A few of them are:

            Ablution performed Friday between dawn and noon.

            Ablution performed on the eve of the first day of Ramadan and the eves of all the odd days of that month, (third, fifth, seventh, and so on). The ablutions on the eves of the first, fifteenth, seventeenth, nineteenth, twenty-first, twenty-third, twenty-fifth, twenty-seventh, and twenty-ninth days of Ramadan are especially recommended. On the eve of the twenty-third day, one would be well advised to perform two ablutions, one at the beginning and the other at the end of the night.

            Ablution performed by a woman who has used perfume for a man other than her husband.

            Ablution of the man who has fallen asleep while in a drunken state.

            Ablution of a man or woman who, during a total eclipse of the sun or the moon, have not
            said their prayers.

            Ablution of one who has witnessed the hanging of a person condemned to death. If he did not witness it of his own free will, ablution is not necessarily required.

            Note: This is one way of keeping them clean.

            ON WOMEN & HER PERIODS

            “During the time a woman is menstruating, it is preferable for a man to avoid coitus, even if it does not involve full penetration- that is, as far as the circumcision ring ­ and even if it does not involve ejaculation. It is also highly inadvisable for him to sodomize her during this time.

            If the number of days of the woman’s menstrual period is divided by three, a husband who has intercourse with her during the first two days must pay equivalent of 18 nokhods (each nokhod is about 3 grams) of gold to the poor; if he has it on the third or fourth days the equivalent of 9 nokhods; and if he has it during the last two days, the equivalent of 41/2 nokhods. Sodomizing a menstruating woman does not require such payment.

            If a man has intercourse with his wife during all three of these periods, he must pay the equivalent of 31/2 nokhods in gold to the poor. If the price of gold has changed between the time of coitus and the time of payment, the rate in effect on the day of payment will prevail.

            If during an act of intercourse a man notices that the woman has begun menstruating, he must withdraw, if he fails to, he must give alms to the poor.

            If such a man cannot afford to give alms to the poor, he must at least give something to a beggar. If he cannot afford that either, he must ask forgiveness of God.

            After a wife’s menstrual period, her husband may repudiate her, even if she has not yet made her ablutions. He may also indulge in relations with her, but it is preferable that he waits until she has made her ablutions. In the interim, the woman is not authorized to do anything which is forbidden to her during menstruation, such as going into a mosque or touching the writings of the Koran, until she has completed her ablutions.”

            Notes: It seems it is a lot better if the couple have sex during the entire menstrual period. It would cost 31/2 nokhods rather than 18 nokhods if happens in the first two days. It also says that a man should not sodomize his wife only during this period. However, if he does, no alms is required.

            THE WONDEROUS TREATMENT OF WOMEN IN ISLAM!

            The purpose of this article is to show how the barbaric nature of Islam manifests itself in the cruel treatment of women.
            1. Lets start with the “great” Mohammed himself, the founder of this “fabulous” faith. Mohammed was married to Khadija Bibi, his employer and 15 years his senior. At that time Mohammed was 25 years old. He was Khadija Bibi’s third husband. Khadija Bibi was a widow when she married Mohammed. For the first time in his life, Mohammed enjoyed a luxurious life.

            This shows the parasitic nature of Mohammed who married his employer so that he can live a rich life without putting in a single day’s work.

            2. Khadija Bibi died when Mohammed was 49 years old. Between the ages of 49 and 63 the “great prophet” married at least 11 times.

            This shows how he treated the institution of marriage. For him, women were nothing but objects for sexual fulfillment. Marrying at least 11 women in 14 years throws light on his insatiable sexual appetite.

            Read on about the “greatness” of this prophet.

            3. Mohammed’s favorite wife was Ayesha Bibi who was 6 years old when she was married to him.

            Marrying a 6 year old baby girl clearly shows that Mohammed was not only a womanizer but also a child molester.

            4. Mohammed’s adopted son Zayed was married to Zainab, daughter of Jahsh. But one day the prophet “beheld in a loose undress, the beauty of Zainab, and burst forth into an ejaculation of devotion and desire. The servile, or greatful, freeman (Zayed) understood the hint and yielded without hesitation to the love of the benefactor.”

            Mohammed was not satisfied with his own overflowing harem and had to marry his son’s wife. His son being a devoted follower of the “great” prophet was more than happy to divorce his wife. What a great father-in-law Mohammed was, a model for all Islamic father-in-laws!

            Mohammed preached what he practiced. This is supported by the following verses from Quran and Hadith.

            Quotes from the “Holy” Quran on Women

            Quran 2:223: Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate). So go to your tilth as ye will…
            Here you can clearly see how highly Islam treats women. Women in Islam are referred to as fields that are to be cultivated by man. What an honor for a Muslim woman!

            Quran 4:34: Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other.. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them.

            First point to notice here is that Quran clearly states that Men are superior to women. Secondly, Islam instructs that a man should control his women through brutal violence and fear.

            Quran 4:15: (For women) If any one of your women is guilty of lewdness …confine them until death claims them.

            Quran 4:16: (For Men) If two men among you commit indecency (sodomy) punish them both. If they repent and mend their ways, let them be. Allah is forgiving and merciful.

            As you can see, for women any sort of sexual exploration is punishable by death. Whereas for a man, any form of perversion is pardoned by the all merciful Allah.

            Quran 24:6-7: As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except themselves , let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies…

            Here we see, that a husband can easily accuse his wife (or wives) and eventually sentence her to death by merely declaring four times that the accusation is true. On the other hand, women have no such right in Islam.

            Quotes from Hadith: Tirmizi and Others

            1. If a woman’s conduct is mischievous or immodest, the husband has the right to beat her up but must not break her bones. She must not allow anybody to enter the house if her husband does not like him. She has the right to expect sustenance of her husband. (TR. P 439)
            2. It is forbidden for a woman to be seen by any man except her husband when she is made up or well-dressed. (TR. P 430)
            3. A woman is not a believer if she undertakes a journey which may last three days or longer, unless she is accompanied by her husband, son, father
            4. A woman must veil herself even in the presence of her husband’s father, brother and other male relations. (TR. P 432)
            5. She is forbidden to spend any money without the permission of her husband, and it includes giving food to the needy or feast to friends. (TR. P 265)
            6. A wife is forbidden to perform extra prayers (NAFAL) or observe fasting (other than RAMADAN) without the permission of her husband. (TR. P 300)
            7. If prostration were a legitimate act other than to God, woman should have prostrated to her husband. (TR. P 428)
            8. If a man is in a mood to have sexual intercourse the woman must come immediately even if she is baking bread at a communal oven. (TR. P 428)
            9. The marriage of a woman to her man is not substantive. It is precarious. For example if the father of the husband orders his son to divorce his wife, he must do so. (TR. P 440)
            10. A woman who seeks KHULA i.e. divorce from her man, without a just cause, shall not enter paradise. (TR. P 440)
            On the contrary, a husband can divorce his wife at will.
            11. Majority of women would go to hell. (Muslim P 1431)
            12. If a woman refuses to come to bed when invited by her husband, she becomes the target of the curses of angles. Exactly the same happens if she deserts her husband’s bed. (Bukhari P 93)
            13. Women who are ungrateful to their men are the denizens of hell; it is an act of ingratitude for a woman to say: “I have never seen any good from you.” (Bukhari P 96)
            14. A woman in many ways is deprived of the possession of her own body. Even her milk belongs to her husband. (Bokhari P 27) She is not allowed to practice birth control either.

            Quotes From Sahih Muslim Hadith

            Chapter 540.The prophet said that he saw a woman coming and going in the shape of a devil and she fascinated him. So he came to his wife, Zainab, as she was tanning leather and had sexual intercourse with her. That drove out what he felt in his heart.

            Chapter 558. The prophet said: “When a man calls his wife to bed and she does not come, the husband spends the night being angry with her, and the angels curse her until morning. The one who is in heaven is displeased with her until the husband is pleased with her.

            Chpater 576. The prophet said: “Woman has been created from a rib, and will in no way be straightened for you.”

            Anwar Shaikh , the author of “Islam: An Arab National Movement” says:

            “It shows the basic doctrine of Islam about womanhood, that is, she is basically crooked, and man has the right to keep her under his constant vigil; she must never be left alone.”

            In fact, another hadith expresses woman’s position bluntly:

            “I have not left any calamity more hurtful to man than woman.”

            Chapter 619: Selling a cat, selling a dog (unless it is a working dog), and earning of prostitutes (unless they are non-Muslims), … are all forbidden.

            This verse encourages the Muslim invaders to convert women of other faith into prostitutes for their own enjoyment as prostitution by non-Muslims is NOT forbidden. We can see plenty of examples of this throughout history, especially Indian history.

            Chapter 1140: The prophet said: “The majority of those who entered the fire of Hell were women.”
            So Islam considers most of the women are evil in nature and they end up in hell.

            Malik 362:1221 Ibn Fahd said “I have some slave girls who are better than my wives, but I do not desire that they should all become pregnant. Shall I do azl (withdrawal) with them?” Hajjaj said “They are your fields of cultivation. If you wish to irrigate them do so, if not keep them dry.”

            The next three verses are related to each other.

            Malik 364:1234 If a woman suckles a baby, she becomes its foster mother and her husband a foster father. If a man has two wives, and one suckles a boy the other a girl, the boy can not marry the girl as the foster father of each is the same.

            The next verse contradicts the previous one.

            Malik 364:1239 The rule pertaining to foster relationship only applies to children under 2 years. Thus (Malik 365:1243) a grown up man fed with the milk of a woman does not entail fostership.

            Read the next verse carefully.

            Malik 365:1245 A man said, “My wife has willfully given my slave girl with whom I used to cohabit her own milk to drink. What is my relationship to the slave girl?” Omar said “Punish your wife and go into your slave girl”.

            What more can I say about these golden verses from the “Holy” Quran and the enlightening Hadith guidelines for every true Muslim!

            Ghazzali, the renowned Islamic thinker summed up the 18 pains that had been visited on Muslim women as a punishment for Eve’s transgression in paradise. The list eloquently shows the position of women in Islam and how the social customs were backed up by Islam. Here Islam goes to the extent of saying that even pregnancy and childbirth are punishments from God. Such is the nature of the all merciful Allah!!!

            The 18 punishments are:

            1. Menstruation
            2. Childbirth
            3. Separation from father and mother and marriage to a stranger
            4. Pregnancy
            5. Not having control over her own person
            6. A lesser share in inheritance.
            7. Her liability to be divorced and inability to divorce.
            8. It being lawful for man to have 4 wives but for a woman to have only 1 husband.
            9. The fact that she must stay secluded in the house
            10. The fact that she must keep her head covered inside the house.
            11. The fact that 2 women’s testimonies have to be set against the testimony of one man.
            12. The fact that she must not go out of the house unless accompanied by a near relative.
            13. The fact that men take part in Friday and feast day funerals while women do not.
            14. Disqualification for rulership and judgeship.
            15. The fact that merit has 100 components, only one of which is attributable to women while 999 are attributed to men.
            16. The fact that if women are profligate they will be given only half as much torment as the rest of the community at the resurrection day.
            17. The fact that if their husbands die they must observe a waiting period of 4 months and 10 days before they remarry.
            18. The fact that if their husbands divorce them, they must observe a waiting period of 3 months or 3 menstrual periods before remarrying.

            To enlighten the people who are ignorant about “Sati” Pratha in India, this custom was a result of Muslim oppression and brutality. The Hindu women of India, in order to save their honor, used to jump into the fire after their husbands were brutally murdered by Muslim invaders. The question that arises from this is why did they jump into the fire and kill themselves? Why didn’t they just poison themselves?

            The reason for this is that the lecherous necrophiliac Muslim invaders did not even leave the dead bodies alone. Yes, they had sex even with the dead bodies! How disappointing it must have been for them to find nothing, but ashes.

            This is only a handful of facts that states the true nature of Islam.

      • 24 Hours: The dance bars of Mumbai(ndtv)

        The dance bars of Mumbai are almost a part of its urban mythology. They are endlessly
        re-visited by film-makers, writers and of course, the media. But the hard, disturbing reality of the lives of the bar dancers came to the surface in March 2004 when the bars were raided again and again. NDTV visited some them right after the raids and the women spoke out with unusual candour and bitterness.

        Those girls dancing and shaking their wastes in front of lusty perverts are our sisters and daughters.

        Imagine Islam forbids Dance Bars!

      • Dear MM, you are NOT a deranged monkey! What Lucky is saying is true….as we have witnessed worst atrocities committed by Sunnis Terrorists on poor Shia pilgrims. That is very sad! But a Terrorist is a Terrorist irrespective of what religion he belongs to.

        Quran is against terrorism and a few bad elements kill their fellow Muslims…what does that show? It depicts the scene where terrorists do not mind killing their own brothers in faith…which means what non-Muslims believe that Muslim terrorists target ONLY NON-Muslims is false. Muslims terrorists do NOT mind killing their fellow Muslims.

        There is nothing like “Muslim Brotherhood” as respect of each other in every faith should prevail. But not that a Christian or a muslim has to avenge for the ills committed on his fellow worshipper. That “brotherhood” for retaliation is NOT there in Islam…Only brothers in faith which exists in EVERY religion!! That can come to the fore to condemn somebody blaspheming the Prophet or burning the Quran but it will be as a whole group which is applicable and done in every religion.

        The Western world has become more tolerant of criticism towards Christianity for the reason that they have realised that Christianity is a religion of myths…and islam propelling “Angelic” beliefs.

        BE GOOD, DO GOOD is the best religion!!

        • KHOMEINI’S VIEWS ON SHIISM by Wageih Al-Madani (Second Edition) PUBLISHED AND DISTRIBUTED BY: Ansar of Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) Association CONTENTS • Preface • Publisher’s Note • Why Have the Muslim Scholars Condemned Khomeini? • His Claim that the Shiite Imams are Better than All of the Angels and Messengers • His Claim that the Teachings of the Imam Are Equal to Those in the Qur’an • Khomeini’s Defamation of the Messenger of Allah • Khomeini’s Assertion that ‘Wahi’ did not Cease to Continue after the Death of the Prophet • Reviling the Companions of the Messenger of Allah • The Stance of Khomeini and his Gang With Regard to the Great Messenger • The Guardianship of the Jurist • Preliminary Word • How Did the ‘Guardianship of the Jurist’ doctrine enter the Shiite Thought • ‘The Guardianship of the Jurist’: What Does It Mean? • Conclusion PREFACE Praise be to Allah, Whose praise suffices, and may peace be on His chosen slaves. The Muslim world is facing today the worst affliction recorded in its contemporary history, from the Shiite Iranian revolution of Khomeini. This revolution seeks to undermine the faith of the Muslim world, and attempts to replace it with pre-Islamic pagan beliefs, to subjugate and fragment the Muslim world and destroy it by collaborating with the enemies of Allah: the communists, the Jews, the clandestine secretive sects, zindiqs and atheists. Since many Muslim youths are unaware of the intellectual and ideological background of Khomeini, the leader of this revolution, and are ignorant of the objective he is seeking, a dark fate awaits the Muslim world if they succumb to the deceitful sweet words uttered by some leading figures in the revolution. We desire in this brief discourse to expose one side of the true ideology of the leader of the Iranian revolution, and to refute the blasphemous statements which he bas made on various occasions. In the meantime, we will present the legal evidence upon which the fatwas are based condemning Khomeini to Kufr or blasphemy and deviation, issued by the competent scholars from all over the Muslim world. This discourse may serve as a caution to the heedless amongst the Muslims, and as an excuse for us to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and as sincere advice to the ummah. Allah surely protects His religion and Message from all atheists. “They plot and Allah plans, and Allah is the best of planners.” (Qur’an – 8:30) The Author IN THE NAME OF Allah, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE Publisher’s Note Praise be to Allah who gives, honors and humiliates whomsoever He pleases. His is goodness and omnipotence. Peace be on the Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of Mercy to the world, a Light unto all creation and a Savior of the faithful servants of God. The “Ansar of Imam AR Association is pleased to present to our dear readers this thoughtful discourse, “THE MUSLIM SCHOLARS’ FATWA CONCERNING KHOMEINI”, in order to refute Khomeini’s allegations and numerous blasphemous statements which caused divisions and dissent in the ranks of the Islamic nation. Khomeini claims to be a faithful follower of Imam Alee and his Household, but the facts indicate otherwise. Indeed, Khomeini is the arch-enemy of Imam Alee for the following reasons: Firstly, the Imam (Alee) endorsed the three successors to the Prophet Muhammad, giving them good advice, and serving them as a faithful soldier and trusted adviser. He never reviled or faulted them, let done accused them of blasphemy or disavowed them. But Khomeini who claims to be a follower of Alee has reviled Abu Bakr and Omar, accusing them and all the Ummah of the Prophet of blasphemy, thus acting contrary to Imam Alee and having blasphemed himself when he accused the Prophet’s companions of blasphemy. Secondly, he accused Imam Alee and all the Shia Imams of failing to establish justice and virtue. He made himself and his hidden Imam the qualified leaders to establish virtue and justice, thus denigrating Imam Alee and and all the struggles of the Prophet and his successors and Imams. Thirdly, Khomeini is repeating the falsehood of such zendiqs as the Jew Abdullah Ibn Saba and his followers who claimed that Imam Alee was a channel of revelation to the Prophet, that he possessed all Islamic knowledge and all the secrets of Islamic religion that he outrank of all the Prophets and Messengers of God Imam Alee had burned those Sabaeans, pursued them in every town and village, as he pursued their head Abdullah Ibn Saba to kill him. And by God, if Imam Alee were Aleeve and ruling, the first thing he would do would be to finish Khomeini and his cohorts who altered God’s religion and ascribed to Alee what the Sabaeans Zendiqs had claimed. For Khomeini and his followers claim that Alee’s virtuous wife, the Lady of all women in Paradise, said: “I have received revelation after the Prophet’s death. For seventy five days the angel Gabriel would visit me, dictating to me a Qur’an three times larger than the one revealed to my father. It does not even contain one letter from my father’s Qur’an.” Thus, those Zendiqs have accused Fatima, may God be pleased with her, of blasphemy, and of ascribing revelation to herself, of saying the Qur’an was false and of giving the lie to the Prophet. For all that, the “Ansar of Imam Ali Association” felt the need to defend Ali’s religion, honor and faith. And there is no better defence than to stand up to his enemies who are plundering the Shiites in his name and inflicting grievous injustice on the Shia community. As a matter of fact, Khomeini and his followers are the archenemies of Imam Ali and his virtuous children, for they ascribed to them divine feats, such as mastering knowledge of all disciplines and even controlling the atoms of the universe. Those liars claimed that the Shia Imams had ascribed these powers to themselves, reviled the companions of the Prophet, imputed Kufr (blasphemy) to Muslims, claimed the Qur’an was incomplete and even distorted, said that they received revelation and that they were created from the light of God, that they could gain admittance to Paradise for whoever they desired, and get out of Hell-fire whoever they pleased. They claimed that they were going to kill all those who contradicted them, destroy all Muslims and wreak vengeance on Abu Bakr and Omar because they allegedly usurped their rights and deprived them of their inheritance, their state and their domain. But all these claims are lies ascribed to the Imams who were models of virtue, enlightenment, knowledge and faith. For all the above allegations and lies, the genuine followers of Imam Ali are duty bound to stand up to those falsifiers and expose their allegations and falsehoods to everyone in order to salvage the reputation of Imam Ali, the commander of the faithful, and those of his virtuous children, and to protect Muslim beliefs from those apostate Zendiqs. So we ask God almighty to accept this effort as purely for his own sake. The Publisher WHY HAVE THE MUSLIM SCHOLARS CONDEMNED KHOMEINI TO BLASPHEMY? Numerous religious authorities have issued their judicial rulings respecting the blasphemy and apostasy of Khomeini. Those authorities include the Muslim World League which gave a deliverance on the subject on the 9th of Ramadan 1400 h (1980), and another at its 3rd annual conference in Safar, 1408/1987; the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs in Morroco, 1400h., ash-Shaikh al-Habib Bal-Khojah, the Jurist consult of the Tunisian Republic; his eminence, ash-Shaikh Abdul-Aziz bin Baz, ash-Shaikh Nasirud-Deen al-Albani, the leading authority in the science of the Prophetic tradition; and many other scholars in the Muslim world. Since many students of knowledge, as well as common people, may not be aware of the legal evidence upon which the relevant judicial ruling is based, some may even wonder why Khomeini was condemned to kufr, or blasphemy. For this reason, we desire to cite in this discourse the statements and opinions made by him, and follow these with the judicial argument which exposes their blasphemous nature. This will serve as established evidence against the unbelievers and the rebellious, and also to render ourselves excused before Allah, “… and that they may fear Him.” (Qur’an – 7:164) HIS CLAIM THAT THE SHIITE IMAMS ARE BETTER THAN ALL OF THE ANGELS AND MESSENGERS In his book ‘The Islamic Government’, Khomeini says: “Verily, the Imam has a praised station, a supreme rank and universal sovereignty to which authority and command submit all the atoms of this universe. And of the imperatives of our religion is that our Imams occupy a praised station which is accessible by neither a close angel nor a sent prophet … And in accordance with the narrations and traditions that are in our possession, the greatest Messenger and the Imams, peace be on them, were light before the existence of this world, then Allah made them surround His Throne. It has been related to them that they have states with Allah which are encompassed by neither a close angel nor a sent prophet” [pp. 52, Cairo, 1979 10] Ever since this book was published, the Muslim scholars have been issuing their deliverances condemning Khomeini to apostasy for the following reasons: 1. There is neither a vase in the Qur’an nor an authentic tradition from the Messenger of Allah referring to the eminence or Imamate of the alleged Imams, let alone the alleged status related to them. 2. The so-called ‘Universal vice-regency’ requires, from Khomeini’s standpoint, that when those Imams say to a thing Be, it is. (“…and to them submit the atoms of this universe.”) This indeed is a quality restricted only to Allah, the Creator, who is far removed from every imperfection. He stands in need of no supporters or helpers in creation nor are there any to share His dominion, as He says: “Say, Call upon Those you allege beside Allah , They control not even the weight of an ant in the heavens nor on the earth, nor have they any share in either, and He has no helper among them.” (Qur’an – 34:22) He, extolled be His glory, also says, “Blessed is He Whose hand is the domain, and has power over all things.” (Qur’an – 67.1) All the domain is in the hand of Allah alone; He does not pass any portion thereof to any of His slaves. He says, “Those of you who allege beside Him own not ‘Qitmeer:” (the thin skin which is upon the datestone). Allah the exalted says, referring to the angels, “They say, ‘The Beneficent has taken to Himself a son, far removed is He from what they attribute to Him, Say, they are only honored slaves. They speak not before He speaks and they act only by His commands. He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they intercede not except for him whom He approves. They are awestricken fearing Him. Whoever of them should say: ‘I am a god beside Him, him shall We requite with Hell. Thus do We requite the unbelievers.” (Qur’an – 21:26-29) Thus the angels who are the close slaves of Allah have no command over the disposal of their own affairs, and have no share in His dominion. Similarly all of the Messengers of Allah, who are the best of men, share absolutely nothing with Allah; Allah speaks of the best one of them, Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. “Say, ‘I do not say to you, I possess the treasures of Allah, nor do I know the unseen.” (6.50) The same words were uttered by Noah to his people. Allah also addresses His Messenger: “Say, ‘I have no power to do you harm or benefit.” (73.21) And Allah the Exalted says addressing His Messenger: “Say, ‘I have no power to do myself harm or benefit.” (7.188) If the Messengers of Allah and His angels have no power to do themselves benefit or harm, nor any of them has command over the affairs, rather all of them are slaves belonging to Allah, and are subservient to His command, the claim that the alleged Imams have control over the atoms of the universe and assume the universal vice-regency constitutes a plain Kufr, unbelief, and shirk, or attribution of copartners to Allah in His most exclusive attribute, the Lordship; exalted be He above what they attribute to Him. The claim that the Imams have a special status with Allah attained by neither a close angel nor a sent Messenger is a lie related- to those Imams, an assertion of polytheism and apostasy. 3. The assertion that the Imams and the Messenger were light before they were brought into existence is blasphemy, and is not substantiated by the Qur’an, the Sunnah or the consensus of the Muslims. It is a blasphemous lie with which the polytheists from the nation of Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam resemble their brothers of the other nation who believe Jesus to be the incarnate word of Allah. All the Messengers are created human beings, as Allah says: “Say, Verily, I am only a human like yourselves; it is revealed to me … ” (18.110) Thus the Messenger never was light or created out of light, but rather is like the rest of the sons of Adam except that Allah has distinguished him with the Prophethood and the Message. The alleged Imams were distinguished by nothing of that nature. The assertion that they were light before they were brought into existence, and that they surrounded the throne of Allah, is plain blasphemy and clear deviation. Had this been true, it would have been included in the Book of Allah and in the Sunnah of His Messenger, but it is the falsehood of habitual liars and polytheists. Defying men and attributing lordship to them is tantamount to associating partners to Him, exalted is He from what they attribute to Him. He is the One Who was and nothing was with Him. He is the first, before Whom there was none; He is the Internal underneath Whom there is none, extolled be His glory. He created all by His power and greatness, and by virtue of His saying to a thing Be, it is. He created Adam from the mud of this earth, and made his posterity out of the known substance by mating the male and female. There is none of Adam’s posterity who was created out of light, nor was any of them light before he was created. Similarly, he who claims that a human being has access to the unseen, has control over the disposal of the affairs, or is infallible to slips, not subject to oblivion, has knowledge equal to that of Allah, and is qualified in the same way as the Lord, is an infidel who does not believe in Allah, and a polytheist who makes out of the creatures contenders with Allah equal to Him. Far above is He from what they ascribe to Him. 4. Attributing excellence to those who are not prophets, distinguishing them above the Messengers and Prophets, is an act of disbelief and polytheism, because Allah has selected the Messengers and the Prophets from mankind as Allah has selected the Messengers and the Prophets over the rest of the believers is known by necessity from the religion, and agreed upon by the Muslim nation, rejected only by the apostate who deny the Oneness of Allah, justice and faith. Thus the assertion that Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, was better than Prophets Ibraheem, Noah or Yunus bin Matta, is an assertion of disbelief. The Prophet sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “It does not behave a believer to say, “I am better than Yunus bin Matta.” It is not permissible for a believer to claim excellence over Yunus bin Matta, the Prophet, may peace be on him, even though Allah refers to his behavior when he left his people in anger thinking that Allah would not deal him severe punishment, but instead would send him to different people. Allah says, “The fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy.” (Qur’an – 37:142) He was blameworthy for having left his people without seeking permission from Allah. “We cast him on a bare tract of land, and he was sick.” That was a lesson for him, and a dear message that Prophets and Messengers were also susceptible to admonishment and punishment were they to behave other than they were expected, yet they doubtlessly occupy the rank of superiority over all mankind, a rank which can be reached by no believing follower of the Messengers, regardless of how pious he might have been. Therefore, neither Ali bin Abi Taalib and his offsprings nor those who are superior to them, such as Abu Bakr and Umar, may Allah be pleased with them all, have excellence over the Prophets, for the Messengers and the Prophets are the best of the believers by virtue of being chosen by Allah and having the revelation sent down to them. Thus considering Ali or any of his offspring superior to a Prophet, Messenger or to an angel is surely blasphemy, apostasy in clear opposition to the Book of Allah, to the Sunnah of His Messenger, and to the consensus of the Muslim Ummah. It is known that Ali himself never made such an assertion, nor did any of his sons, the believers. Rather, he said, “I surely am one of the Muslims”. Nor did he claim excellence over Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Umar. How then could he rank himself above the Prophets and Messengers, and the close angels? No! It is just a false allegation made up by the liars to add another crime in their record of notoriety against the pious believers. 5. Al-Maqam al-Mahmood, or the exalted station, shall be occupied only by a single slave of Allah, the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam referred to by Allah, “Wake up in the night to pray reciting the Qur’an as a Supererogatory act of worship for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to an exalted station.” (Qur’an – 17:79) Al-Maqam Al-Mahmood, or the exalted station, is the privilege of the great intercession granted to the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who occupies this station and shall be praised by all creatures on the Day of Resurrection. It is also a rank in Jannah granted only to one slave of Allah, who is Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as he said: “When you hear the Mu’azzin repeat his words (i.e. the call to prayer), then pray for me, and ask Allah to grant me access to the honorable station of excellence; it is a rank in Jannah. It must belong to one slave of Allah, and I hope to be him.” (Muslim). Hence, neither Ali nor any member of his household shall be privileged with such a station. Whoever alleges otherwise is a disbelieving liar who falsely claims access to the knowledge of the unseen, which is restricted exclusively to Allah. Such a claim constitutes clear blasphemy. 6. The assertion that the alleged Imams have with Allah Subhanahu, a distinct state which cannot be encompassed by a close angel or a sent Messenger, is a fabricated assertion. Where in the Book of Allah, or in the Sunnah of His Messenger can this be found? Or where in the statements of the truthful Imams is this stated? Did Ali bin Abi Taalib, may Allah be pleased with him, or any one of his pious veracious sons claim such a distinct state? Far are they from lying against Allah the Exalt. This lie can never be made by a believer. Because such states are in the knowledge of the unseen, whoever claims this knowledge is a liar and an unbeliever. Allah says, Say, “None in the heavens and the earth knows the unseen save Allah.” (Qur’an – 27:65) Allah revealed the unseen only to a Messenger or a Prophet. Whoever alleges that a revelation was received after the death of the Messenger of Allah is ‘Kafir’ and ‘Zindiq’. Anyone who does not believe in the finality of Prophethood and the severance of revelation is an apostate who does not believe in Allah and His Messages. The above considerations reflect on some statements made by Khomeini in his book ‘Islamic Government’, and prove that he uttered nothing but blasphemy and falsehood, for which the scholars of the Muslim Ummah have condemned him to blasphemy and deviation. HIS CLAIM THAT THE TEACHINGS OF HIS ImamS ARE EQUAL TO THOSE IN THE Qur’an, THAT HIS ImamS ARE INFALLIBLE AND THAT OBLIVION OR HEEDLESSNESS DO NOT APPLY TO THEM Khomeini also said in his book ‘The Islamic Government’, “The teachings of the Imams are like the teachings of the Qur’an. They do not apply to one particular generation, but rather to everyone in every age and place until the Day of Judgment.” This statement constitutes disbelief in many respects: 1. He puts the words of Allah the Exalted and those of man on an equal basis. The words of Allah cannot be equaled. They are contained in the Book to which falsehood cannot be added, and from which nothing can be removed. But the words of the others and their teachings are subject to alteration, slips and errors. Allah has willed to safeguard nothing other than the Messages His Messengers conveyed. As for others, no one is infallible. They may be right or wrong. Neither Ali nor any of his household was infallible, nor were his teachings equal to those of Allah. For example, al-Hasan son of Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, whom the Shiites consider as one of their Imams, differed with his father in some issues. In fact the Shiites themselves differ with Ali bin Abi Taalib and the Imams on many issues. Khomeini himself charges Ali with fault and belittles him for accepting arbitration between him and Mu’awiyah, may Allah be pleased with them, and for refraining from speaking of what Khomeini and his gang call ‘Mushaf or Qur’an of Fatimah’ and not bringing it to light. He also charges al-Hasan with fault for abdicating the leadership to Mu’awiyah, and many other errors. The significant point here is that those Imams were not infallible in all of their sayings and deeds, nor were their teachings equal to those of the Qur’an, as Khomeini claims. They were like the rest of the believers and the pious slaves of Allah, except that which conforms with the Book of Allah from their teachings is accepted, and that which does not is discarded, particularly works compiled by the liars published under the names of the Imam promoting falsehood and blasphemy amongst people. They have reviled the pious Imams by forging against them lies such as that they acquired the knowledge of the unseen, and that nothing in the heavens or the earth is concealed & from them. They claim to admit to Jannah whoever they please, deliver from the Fire whoever they please, control the atoms of the universe, have a free hand in the disposal of affairs, die whenever they desire, and so on and so forth. The pious Imams are far above the filth of those liars. May Allah curse whoever attributes such lies to them. KHOMEINI’S DEFAMATION OF THE MESSENGER OF Allah Beside reviling the imams and forging lies against them, Khomeini, may Allah deprive him of His mercy, claims that all of them failed to establish the foundation of justice, or to guide and reform humanity, saying: “All prophets came for the purpose of laying down the foundation of justice in the world, but they failed to do so; even Prophet Muhammad, the last of the Prophets who came to reform mankind and to apply justice failed too. The person who will succeed in all this and in laying down the foundation of justice in the world at all levels, and redressing the wrong is the expected Mahdi…” “So the expected Mahdi whom Allah spared as a treasure for mankind will maintain justice throughout the world, and succeed where the Prophet before him failed (!!) The reason why Allah subhanah, has spared the life of the Mahdi, peace be on him, is that there is no one among men who is capable of assuming this great task which neither the prophets nor the forefathers of the Mahdi achieved what they came for…” He further maintained: “Had the Mahdi, peace be on him, passed away, there would have been no one among men to lay down the foundation of justice and maintain it in the world. Thus the expected Mahdi, peace be on him, is kept for this affair. Therefore, his birthday, we ransom him with our souls, is the greatest of the Islamic holidays, and the greatest holiday of mankind (!!), because he will make justice and fairness prevail on earth. That is why we must admit that the birthday of the Mahdi is the greatest of all. Upon his appearance, he will deliver mankind from its retrogress, guide all to the right path, and fill the earth with justice after it was filled with oppression. The birthday of the Mahdi is a great occasion to 18 the Muslims, and is considered more important than the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Therefore we prepare ourselves for the arrival of the expected Mahdi, may peace be on him.” (!!) Khomeini went on to say: “I can not call him leader, because he is greater than that, nor can I call him the first man, because there is no one to succeed him, therefore I can describe him with words other than ‘the promised expected Mahdi’ whom Allah subhanah saved for mankind. So we have to prepare ourselves to behold him (!!) If we are successful, we will be able to raise our heads in pride over all our government departments. We hope that the other countries prepare themselves for the appearance of alMahdi, peace be on him, and be ready for his visit.” [An excerpt from a speech delivered by Khomeini on the 15 of Shaaban, 1400H, the result of which fatwas from the Muslim world were issued condemning Khomeini to blasphemy.] The foregoing statements by Khomeini reveal plain blasphemy in many aspects: 1. He derides and holds in light estimation the Messengers and the prophets, particularly our Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam . Not only that, but he also brings against Allah, extolled be His glory, the imputation of the fault of assigning the incompetent and the remiss to convey His Messages. 2. If this ignorant Khomeini means that all mankind did not respond to their Messages, nor were affected by their mission, and persisted in their disbelief and polytheism, then it should not be considered failure or lack of succession on the part of the Messenger, because accommodation to the right path is in the hands of Allah, extolled be His glory. The Messenger can only communicate and announce and make manifest the Message. The results are entirely up to Allah. Had he decreed to accommodate mankind to guidance through the Messenger, they would have been guided, and had He decreed to keep them all in deviation, then no one can do anything about it. He says, “Whoever Allah wishes to guide, He expands his bosom for the acceptance of Islam, and whoever He wishes to send astray, He makes his bosom straight and impenetrable as though he is mounting up into the sky.” (Qur’an – 6:125) Thus guidance and deviation are both in the hands of Allah alone. The Messengers are only warners, announcers of the glad tidings who strove and exerted their efforts in the cause of Allah. All of them desired vehemently to direct people to the right path, but the will of Allah always prevails. Allah says, “So perchance you grieve your self to death for sorrow after them if they believe not in this discourse.” (Qur’an – 18:6) and, “If your Lord had willed, He would have sure made mankind one nation; but people would not cease to differ. Save those on whom your Lord has had His mercy, for which He has created them, the word of your Lord has been fulfilled. I will surely fill Hell with jinn and man altogether.” (Qur’an – 11:118-119). Accommodation to guidance rests with Allah. His infinite wisdom and justice rules that only few believe, and many disbelieve, as He says: “Most men will not believe even though you eagerly desire it.” (Qur’an – 12:102) And: “But few of My slaves are grateful.” (Qur’an – 34:13) A Messenger should not be considered a failure if most of his people do not believe, nor should he be considered unsuccessful if the majority of the people denounced him; his duty was to convey the Message. As for our Messenger Muhammad , he is undoubtedly the most fortunate among the Messengers with respect to guidance; he has the greatest number of followers, and has left behind enormous influence on earth. It is he who has laid down the foundation of justice, and it is he through whom Allah caused the best Ummah to evolve to mankind. He has reared the most honorable generations that are reckoned with justice, kindness, excellence and knowledge. Through him Allah eliminated evil from the world, extinguished the fire of the Magian, destroyed the crosses of the Nassara (the Christians), delivered the Arabs from deviation, eliminated the oppression of the Persian kings and Roman paganism. Thus Allah has established for him his mission, nation, and justice, and the world shone with light after its darkness. What were Persian, Roman and the Arabian peninsula like before his advent? The Messenger of Allah is the most influential reformer in the whole world, according to the testimony of the unbelievers as quoted from the Encyclopedia Britannica: “From the very beginning of Islam, Muhammad had inculcated a sense of brotherhood and a bond of faith among his followers, both of which helped to develop among them a feeling of close relationship that accentuated by their experiences of persecution as a nascent community in Mecca.” If the unbelievers have fairly testified to the truth respecting the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) , then how can Khomeini deny the merit of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the guided Caliphs? He also denies the merits of alleged imams from Ahl-Beit, although he claims to rank them far above all the Messengers, Prophets and angels. He reviles them all and lowers their estimation, alleging that none of them was able to establish justice on earth, or was successful in reforming humanity. Is not this apostasy, and denouncement of the testimony of Allah in favor of His Messenger? “O Prophet, We surely have send you as a Witness, an Announcer of glad tidings and as a Warner.” “And an Inviter to Allah by His command, and as a shining lamp.” (Qur’an – 33:45-46) Has this shining lamp that shed over the whole universe the light of justice, mercy and guidance failed in directing men to the right path, and not succeeded in establishing the bases of justice? Denying this fact is beyond doubt an insolent repudiation of Allah’s testimony, and rejection of the tangible facts. Such denial and reputation was not ventured upon even by the heads of the unbelievers or by the polytheists. Rather, all the nations of disbelief testify that the Messenger of Allah has laid down the foundation of justice in a unique manner comparable to none of those before him, and that the Caliphs after him and his companions diffused knowledge, justice, guidance and light everywhere. They were the best models of purity, knowledge and justice known to mankind. Who amongst men, other than Prophets, can match Abu Bakr al-Siddiq or Al-Farooq Umar in purity, fairness, mercy, or perseverance? Are not the companions of the Prophet and the Muslims after them the ones who delivered the people from worshipping men to worshipping the Lord of men alone, and saved them from the dictation of the religions to the justice of Islam? Anyone who has the slightest doubt regarding these facts is an apostate and an ungrateful person whose heart is full of animosity and jealousy against the Ummah of Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Khomeini has surely based his assertions on his blasphemous belief that the companions of the Prophet were all apostate traitors except three to five of them. And he along with the rest of his atheist Zindiq clique impute kufr to the companions of the best of Allah’s Messengers, revile the Mothers of the Believers, the wives of the Prophet, and curse the best of people after the Messenger. Such beliefs are nothing but clear blasphemy, because they defy the testimony of Allah of the excellence of those pious men. Allah says, “They are the best people,” but Khomeini and his gang bear false witness that they are the worst of people, denying that Allah is pleased with them, and that He turned to them with mercy. He says, “Surely Allah was well pleased with the believers when they were swearing allegiance to you under the tree.” (Qur’an – 48:19) They were fourteen-hundred men in the Hudaibiyah. Allah the Exalted also says, “Allah has certainly turned with mercy to the Prophet and to the Muhajereen (the emigrants) sad the Ansar (the supporters) who followed him in the hour of distress.” (Qur’an – 9:116) They were thirty thousand. The verse was revealed in reference to this group of the Prophet’s companions, may Allah be pleased with them all. Allah also says, “Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good deeds that He will surely male them successors on earth as He made successors from among those who were before you.” (Qur’an – 24:55) Allah has certainly fulfilled His promise, and made them successors, and established for them their religion, and perfected His favor upon them, praise be to Him. But the unbelievers say He did nothing of this sort for them. On the contrary, those companions, Khomeini and his people say, changed the religion of Allah, after the death of the Prophet, and tampered with the Book of Allah, and passed the office of Caliphate to those who did not deserve it, and withheld it from those who did. Those zindiqs denounce the testimony of Allah and His Messenger and persist in their infidelity, and accuse Ali, whom they claim to love most, of being too cowardly to demand his rights, or to oppose the first three Caliphs, Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman, or to denounce-so they claim-their changing of the laws of Allah! Khomeini and his gang not only deride Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, but also believe that Ali’s remissness culminated in giving his daughter in marriage to Umar, whom he considered an unbeliever, (so they claim). His fear persisted even after he was in authority, and he was unable to produce the true ‘hidden Qur’an’, and the complete revelation which was sent down to his wife Fatimah! Rather he concealed all this for fear of people! Thus he, like the Messenger before him failed in his mission, and neither he nor the Messenger of Allah was able to lay down the foundation of justice! *** The above is just a brief summary of the tenets of the zindiqs regarding Ali bin Abi Talib, and the Messenger of Allah ; it is plain disbelief. They venture upon reviling them under the pretext of zeal and in the name of Islam but of course they couch with words of love their derision and reviling. The fact remains that they still accuse Ali of having been a coward until his death. Khomeini and his followers insolently hold the Messenger of Allah, Ali and his offsprings in light estimation as expressed literally by Khomeini: “Even the Prophets, and the forefathers of imam al-Mahdi failed in what they set out to achieve.” The dotards and liars claim that the alleged imam Muhammad bin al-Hasan al-Askari will succeed where those before him failed, in guiding humanity and in laying down the foundations of justice on earth. This is a blasphemous assertion for many reasons: 1. This imaginary Mahdi has never existed in the past nor does he or will he exist. They allege that the non-existent Mahdi was a three or four year-old boy who encompassed the knowledge of this life as well as the Hereafter’s, who entered a tunnel in Samirra, Iraq since 260H. and never came out again. This is nothing other than sheer dotage and mythology, because al-Hasan alAskari never had a son. It is only a fiction invented to deceive the Shiite mob in order to plunder their money in the names of the imams, under the pretext of supporting the Prophet’s household. Upon realizing that the alleged Imamate will be interrupted if the last of the* imams did not have a son, they invented this lie to keep the open door of lies against Allah and His Messages, and to keep devouring the unlawful wealth. Neither the Qur’an nor the Sunnah referred to such an event. It was not even hinted at by any of their imams. An imam who remains in his hiding for twelve hundred years, and does not come out of the tunnel is not credible. Allah is never forgetful. Allah has referred in His Book to the great events, in general, until the Day of Judgment, and the Messenger sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam spoke of every minor and major event. How is it possible then that he did not speak of this mythical imam who will have greater influence and blessing than all of the Prophets and Messengers?! Did he speak of his upbringing, his absence, disappearance or re-emergence, or of his deputies and spokesmen like Khomeini and the others? Is it credible that the Messenger of Allah, , who spoke of a fire which will break out in Medina whose flame will be tall enough to be reflected on the necks of the camels in Basra, Iraq, but neglected to inform us of the greatest event (!) which will take place after his death? What is the importance of the fire of Medina compared to that of the Shiite Mahdi, (!) whom they consider to be greater than the Messengers, Prophets and imams?! ! In brief, the myth of the alleged imam is speaking of the unseen, and is a gross heresy. While believing that the alleged imam is still Alive after these long years is also an invented lie against Allah, and blasphemy. 2. The assertion that the birthday of the Mahdi is the greatest holiday for all mankind, (!), and that he will guide all men to the straight path, is made only by one who is ignorant of the institutes of Allah which He manifested to men. Allah has already ordained that mankind is not to gather under one single religion, nor to be all guided; there shall be no alteration of the statutes of Allah. They must be divided into believers and unbelievers. Due to the infinite wisdom of Allah, the unbelievers are to constitute the majority in every time and everywhere. Allah says: “And most men will not believe even though you eagerly desire it.” (Qur’an – 12:1-2) And, “And if you obey the majority of those on earth, they will lead you astray from Allah’s way.” (Qur’an – 6:116) also, “But few of My slaves are grateful.” (Qur’an – 34:13) Khomeini asserts, “The birthday of the Mahdi is greater to the Muslims than the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam “. This is plain blasphemy because he considers the imaginary Mahdi, who is nothing other than a myth, to be superior to the Messenger of Allah, the best of the Messengers and the most honorable of mankind, and their chief on the Day of Judgment.” Although celebrating birthdays of the Messengers and others is not sanctioned in Islam, Khomeini makes incumbent, according to his secretive religion, the aggrandizing of the alleged Mahdi, even more than the Messenger of Allah . This also constitutes a plain blasphemy. 4. Once we know that Khomeini has appointed himself a deputy to the alleged imam by virtue of the latter’s command (!) to prepare the earth and the state for his emergence, we realize that Khomeini’s ultimate objective of aggrandizing his Mahdi is to render himself aggrandized. If the Mahdi, is greater than all the Messengers, then his deputy is great by virtue of his greatness, and grand by virtue of his grandeur. Thus it has become easy for Khomeini to make his blind followers believe him to be the leader, to add his name jointly with the name of Allah in the call to prayer ‘athan’ in the mosques in Iran, to make it a slogan for the mobs to shout it everywhere, even during Hajj in Masjid alHaram, the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, shrieking, “Allahu akbar Khomeini rahbar, labbaik ya Khomeini,” meaning: “Allah is the greatest, Khomeini is the leader; here we are responding to you, Khomeini”!, instead of calling out, “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik,” meaning, “Here we are, responding to your call, O Allah” as the Prophet commanded us to call during the Hajj rituals. Those same followers of Khomeini describe him as, ‘Ibrahim of the age’, and ‘Musa of the time’! Thus he is to them equal to ‘Ibrahim, Khalilu-Allah’ (the friend of Allah) and ‘Musa to whom Allah has spoken.’ Once it has become clear that the alleged Mahdi never did nor will exist, it becomes clear too that Khomeini invented this new heresy in the religion only to set himself up as the legislating lord and the ultimate ruler, to whom all affairs are referred. Otherwise, who else can rule people in the name of an absent prophet, and a hiding Mahdi who is to them better than all Messengers? This is exactly what Khomeini is seeking to achieve in accordance with the constitution which he composed and detailed to set himself up as the leader of the nation of which article 5 reads, “During the time when the 12th imam is in occultation, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the leadership of the affairs and guidance of the people is the responsibility of a just and pious jurisprudent.”! Therefore, he has made it easy for his blind followers and mobs to hand over to him both the legislative and the executive powers, to legalize, prohibit and opine as he chooses regardless of the nation’s will. It is impossible to disagree with the deputy of the infallible imam!! And since Khomeini is the deputy of the infallible imam who is superior to all of the Messengers, as he claims, to oppose him is to oppose Allah, and consequently opposing him is blasphemy and apostasy!! In this manner Khomeini subdues his opponents even though they belong to his religion, because opposing the deputy of the infallible imam is apostasy! Claiming infallibility, holding the right of legislation and assuming absolute authority constitute kufr, because by so doing Khomeini places his words in lieu of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. It is known to us, Ahl al-Sunnah Wal-Jama’ah, that we are commanded rulers and ruled to refer our disputes to Allah and His Messenger. Allah the Exalted says, “And if you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger.” Once Khomeini appointed himself the deputy of the infallible imam (!), he made it incumbent to refer to him, the lawmaker, any dispute which may occur in the Council of Shura, within the Council of Ministers or in any other department, according to the Iranian constitution, which we will discuss later on. All this is done so that the blind mob will march behind him in what they call ‘the path of the imam’, void of their minds, adhering to this Zindiq who rules them with fire and iron, turning some of them against the others, and creating corruption on earth following the footsteps of his forefathers the Karmathians, the Mongolians, the Ubaidis or the like thereof. Khomeini and his followers are surpassing all those before them in destruction and evil. KHOMEINI’S ASSERTION THAT WAHI (REVELATION) DID NOT CEASE TO CONTINUE AFTER THE DEATH OF THE MESSENGER This assertion was one of the reasons the Muslim scholars condemned Khomeini to blasphemy and apostasy. He states: “Fatimah al-Zahra lived 75 days after the death of her father, during which she was sad and lonely. Jibreel used to visit and console her, and informed her about all the events which will take place in the future. It appears from this narration that Jibreel during the 75 days used to visit her often, and I do not think that a narration like this related to anyone other than the great prophets. Imam Ali used to write those revelations which were transmitted to her by Jibreel. It is possible though that the affairs of Iran were among the things revealed to her (!) We do not know, but it is quite possible, because imam Ali was the one who wrote down the revelation as he was the scribe of the Messenger. The descending of Jibreel on a person is not simple or an easy issue, and I do not believe that Jibreel descends on any person; there must be harmony between the spirit of whom Jibreel descends on and Jibreel himself, who is considered to be the ‘greatest spirit’. This harmony existed between Jibreel and the first-class Prophets such as the Messenger sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Eesa, Musa, Ibraheem and the like. Jibreel never descended on any other than these. I could not even find a narration referring to the descending of Jibreel on the imams. Thus this excellent status was enjoyed by none after the Prophets other than Fatimah. It is one of the merits with which Fatimah was distinguished.” This statement includes many blasphemous aspects: 1. Khomeini’s denouncement of the belief which is unanimously agreed upon by the Muslims, that Prophethood and revelation ceased to continue after the death of the Messenger of Allah , as confirmed by the words of Allah: “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the seal of the Prophets.” (Qur’an – 33:40), and by the Messenger’s words: “…and He has closed the line of Prophethood with me; there is no prophet after me.” (authentic hadeeth) There is consensus among the ummah (the Muslim nation) on this belief which Khomeini has opposed and contradicted by his claim that Jibreel descended on Fatimah, and brought down to her a complete Qur’an, which the Shiite books allege was three times larger than our Qur’an. 2. The second blasphemous aspect in his statement is the claim that it is possible that women can be messengers and prophets and receive revelation. But Allah says, “…And We sent not before you (as Messengers) but men to whom We sent revelation.” (Qur’an – 12:109) As for the word ‘revelation’ that was mentioned in reference to the wife of Imran, Maryam and the mother of Musa, it means only ‘inspiration’, as Allah says: “And your Lord revealed to the bees,” meaning, “He inspired the bees”. Neither the mother of Musa nor the wife of Imran were prophets or messengers, but Khomeini made of Fatimah a messenger-prophet who received revelation through Jibreel. 3. The third blasphemous aspect is that he holds Fatimah as superior to the Messenger of Allah sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa salam, and to Ali whom he considers the appointed imam. Claiming that he was only Fatimah’s scribe!! Yet Khomeini claims that the revelation which was revealed to her was more perfect than that revealed to the Messenger himself. According to Khomeini and his sect it was a chaste Qur’an. Whatever the case might be, Khomeini copied the statements of the Zindiq before him. Al-Kulainin, whom they call ‘HujjatulIslam’ , wrote in his book ‘al-Kafi’ which is held by the Shiites as the most authentic reference of the Prophetic tradition collection, the following forged lie against the family of the Prophet , under the head line, [Chapter which includes the reference to ‘Sahifah = sheet’, ‘al-Jafr = bookcase’ ‘alJami’ah = the collection’ and ‘Mushaf Fatimah = the Qur’an of Fatimah’], the following: I-Abu Basir said, “I entered on Abu Abdullah, peace be on him, and said to him, ‘May I be your ransom, I would like to ask you a question. Is there anyone around here who may be listening t o my words?’ Then Abu Abdullah pulled up a curtain separating between him and another room and looked and said, ‘Abu Muhammad, ask whatever you wish’. I said, ‘May I be your ransom, your Shiite followers are saying that the Messenger of Allah taught Ali, peace be on him, a chapter through which will open to him a thousand chapters.’ He said, ‘Abu Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah taught Ali a thousand chapters, and each chapter opens up to a thousand chapters.’ I said, ‘By Allah, this indeed is the knowledge.’ He said, ‘It is, but not the knowledge. Then he said, ‘Abu Muhammad, we have al-Jami’ah. What do they know about al-Jami’ah? I said, ‘May I be your ransom, what is al-Jami’ah?’ He said, ‘It is a seventy-yard-long sheet dictated by the Messenger of Allah to Ali. It contains the names of every lawful and unlawful thing, and everything the people need.’ I said, ‘By Allah, this is the knowledge.’ He said, ‘It is, but not the knowledge.’ Then he said, ‘And we have al-Jafr, what do they know about al-Jafr? I said, ‘What is al-Jafr?’ He said, ‘It is a leather pouch containing the knowledge of the prophets, the guardians, the dead scholars of the Children of Israel.’ I said, ‘This is the knowledge.’ He said, ‘It is, but not the knowledge.’ Then he said, ‘And we have the Qur’an of Fatimah, may peace be on her.’ I said, ‘What is the Qur’an of Fatimah, peace be on her?’ He said, ‘It contains three times as much as your Qur’an does. By Allah, it does not have one letter of your Qur’an.’ I said: ‘This, by Allah is the knowledge.’ He said, ‘It is knowledge but not that.’ Then He said, ‘We have the knowledge of what happened and what will happen till the Final Hour is established.’ I said, ‘May I be your ransom! By Allah this is the knowledge.’ He said, ‘It is knowledge, but not that.’ I said, ‘May I be your ransom! What is the knowledge then?’ He said, ‘Whatever happens in the night and day, and the affair after the affair, and the thing after the thing till the Day of Judgment.” Alkulaini also reported: “Hammad said: ‘I heard Abu Abdullah, peace be on him, saying, ‘zindiqs will appear in the year 128H. That is because I looked in the Qur’an of Fatimah, peace be on her.’ I said, ‘What is Qur’an of Fatimah?’ He said, ‘When Allah collected His Prophet she was overcome by sadness which only Allah knows the depth of, then He sent to her an angel to console, and communicate to her; so she informed Amir alMu’mineen Ali, peace be on him, who told her: ‘Let me know when this happens.’ She heard the sound and informed Ali. He began to write all he heard until he compiled them in a mushaf. He said, “It surely contains nothing of the halal and haram, but it contains the knowledge of what will happen.” (!!) Having been acquainted with the contents of al-Kafi, one may realise that Khomeini is not the first to forge lies against Fatimah and Ali. He was preceded by the zindiqs before him who transmitted such dotage and myths, by which they try to impugn the image of Fatimah and Ali, may Allah be pleased with them. They both are far from what the apostate impute to them. We demand and challenge those zindiqs time after time to produce the alleged Qur’an of Fatimah. Why did not she confront those who disobeyed the command of Allah, as you claim? O, atheistic zindiqs, we ask all of you, Where is that material which Ali supposedly wrote? Why did he not publish and publicize it during the five-year period of his rule? Where was the fabricated Qur’an? The fourth blasphemous aspect is the claim that the Qur’an revealed to Fatimah is in existence, and that it is kept with the absent imam, and that Alee was not successful in publicizing it during his caliphate. Khomeini says: “Alee, peace be on him, did not have the chance to unveil the knowledge of truth, and this knowledge of truth is that which the Prophet whispered in Ali’s ear. Ali himself said, ‘The knowledge which the Prophet whispered in my ear contains thousands of chapters of knowledge.’ It is unfortunate that the chance was not available to Ali nor to his succeeding imams to bring out this knowledge. Nor did they find a person fit enough to carry it, and to clarify the true meaning of the Qur’anic teachings. Thus the imam departed with the knowledge of truth.” [“Khomeini’s Method in the Scale of the Islamic Thought,” as reviewed by the Pakistani magazine ‘Ishya’, September 23,1984.] With these words, Khomeini accuses Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, that he concealed the Qur’an of Fatimah as well as the knowledge privately communicated to him by the Messenger of Allah, and did not publish it, even though he was Caliph for five years. Where is this knowledge??? This is a blasphemous statement because it contains an accusation of the Messenger of Allah, for having betrayed the trust of conveying the Message to all people, but distinguished with it some over the others. Far removed is he from what they impute to him. They impute the same to Ali for leaving the Muslims without the knowledge of truth, according to their claims. In brief, those liars seek to impugn the reputation of the household of the Messenger of Allah. As for Fatimah, may Allah be pleased with her, she is the lady of the women in Jannah, and she is far removed from their filthy lies. It is an established fact that whoever claims prophethood, or receiving revelation, is a liar Zindiq like Musailamah, Sajah, al-Aswad al- Ansi, al-Mukhtar, al-Thaqafi and the like who claimed to be prophets. These filthy people, hold the love of the household (Ahl alBait) of the Messenger of Allah sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as a cover under which they hide their blasphemy and atheism. My Muslim brothers, watch over and heed. REVILING THE COMPANIONS OF THE MESSENGER OF Allah, AND IMPUTING KUFR TO THE TWO SHAIKHS ABU BAKR AND UMAR Like the rest of the zindiqs, who bear malice and hatred against Islam and its people, who revile the Messenger of Allah and his companions, and who are hiding under the pretext of the love of Ahl al- Bait, Khomeini says: “We are not dealing, at this point, with the two shaikhs, or with whatever violations they committed against the Qur’an, tampered with the commands of Allah, declared things lawful and things unlawful on their own accord, practiced oppression against Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet and her sons. But we want to point out their ignorance of the commands of Allah and the religion. People like those ignorant fools, hobos and tyrants were not fit to be in the office of Imamate, nor to be included among the people of authority.” [Khomeini, Kashf al-Asrar, pp. 107, 108.] The liar further asserts: “It is quite obvious from all that has preceded that the violations of the two shaikhs against the Qur’an were not of great importance to the Muslims. That is because they were either in the party of the two shaikhs and supportive of them or against them, but did not dare to say a thing to those who treated the Messenger of Allah and his daughter the way they did. Even if one of the opposition was to say something, his words would pass unattended to, even if these issues were mentioned in the Qur’an. Those two would not have refrained from their way, nor would have they abdicated their office.” [ibid, pp. 116. 33] The malevolent Khomeini refers to al-Farooq Umar, may Allah be pleased with him and despites his enemies, saying: “The actions of Umar issued forth from disbelief and heresies and the violations of verse mentioned in the Qur’an.” [ibid, pp. 117. 34 ] There is no doubt that these assertions reveal blasphemy and apostasy, and deviation from the path of the believers for many reasons: 1. Reviling the two shaikhs and imputing to them disbelief and apostasy, and accusing them of violating the Qur’an willfully and ignorantly, and imputing to them foolishness and tyranny is, first of all discrediting the testimony of the Lord of the Worlds, Subhanahu, Who praised them, and chose them to be the company of His Prophet, the most honorable of His creatures, and distinguished them with guidance, those who fought continuously alongside His Messenger in all battles. The Messenger of Allah sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam married their daughters, and spoke well of them above the other companions. He testified to their admittance to Jannah, and they enjoyed Allah’s pleasure. All the Muslim ummah testified to their excellence except the apostate and the heretic who has rebelled against the consensus of the ummah. Allah the Exalted says, “If you do not help him, then know that Allah helped him when the disbelievers drove him forth when he was one of the two, when they were both in the cave.” (Qur’an – 9:40) Here is a testimony from Allah in favor of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, who was with the Prophet when both of them were hiding in the cave when they took flight to Medina, which was one of the most difficult situations the Prophet endured. Reviling Abu Bakr means rejecting Allah’s testimony: “But the righteous one shall be kept away from it (the Fire), who gives his wealth (in charity) to become purified. And he owes no favor to anyone which must be repaid.” (Qur’an – 92:17-19) The exegetes unanimously agree that these verses refer to Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, who used to buy slaves with his own money and set them free, seeking the pleasure of Allah. To revile him means also holding Allah, extolled be His glory, in light estimation, for He chose him to be the first man to enter the fold of Islam, and a multitude of men were guided by him in the early stages of Islam. Allah chose him to keep the company of His Messenger throughout his life, before and after Prophethood. When he died, his body was laid beside the body of the Messenger of Allah and Umar, that their companionship be extended to the Hereafter. Reviling al-Siddiq necessitates impugning the Messenger of Allah who chose him to be his companion throughout his life. When the Messenger of Allah was asked, ‘Who among people is dearest to you?’ he said, ‘A’ishah.’ Then he was asked, ‘And of men? He replied, ‘Her father.’ (Bukhari & Muslim) He also said, “If I were to take from the people of the earth a friend, I would take Abu Bakr, but the brotherhood of Islam and its love suffice.” It is unanimously agreed that he who reviles al-Siddiq reviles Allah the Exalted and the Messenger of Allah, who married his daughter and lived with her for the rest of his life. Therefore if al-Siddiq was ignorant, a s Khomeini (the insolent liar claims), then this is directed to the Messenger of Allah ;sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam because he failed to teach his companion throughout the period of their company; and if al-Siddiq was a tyrant and unjust, as the liar claims, then it is his companion, the Prophet who would be to blame. One may ask Khomeini and all the zindiqs like him, “Was the Messenger of Allah aware of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq’s disbelief, ignorance and injustice or not?” If their answer is in the negative, then they declare themselves unbelievers and apostate, for they would be imputing ignorance and poor judgment to the Messenger of Allah sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam for being unable to know the characteristics of his life-companion. And if they say, ‘Yes, he knew that Abu Bakr was ignorant and unjust, but he kept silent, even praised him instead, married his daughter, died while his head was on her chest, and appointed him to lead the congregational prayers.’ If they testify to all this then they declare themselves disbelievers, because it is impossible that the Messenger of Allah would have approved of falsehood or erroneous behavior, nor would it have behaved him to do so. Whichever of the two answers they might give shows their disbelief. We also ask these atheists, “Where was Allah the Exalted when both al-Siddiq and al-Farook were deceiving His Prophet, as you claim, seeking to gain power after him? Why did Allah not reveal Qur’anic verses to expose them, at a time when Allah was revealing words in reference to much less important issues than theirs? At one time Allah revealed verses exposing a hypocrite who lagged behind in one of the battles, and another who slandered the Prophet by a word. Others were exposed for having built a mosque as a detriment to the believers. How then is it possible that Allah did not expose those who manipulated His Messenger, as you contemptuously assert, tampered with His religion, and oppressed the family of His Prophet? If you say that Allah knew all that but did not expose them, you would certainly testify against yourselves with apostasy by imputing to Allah the imperfection of not cautioning His Messenger against them and thus of approving of error and falsehood; far removed is He from your attribution. And if you say that Allah did reveal words exposing them, we would demand of you to bring forth your proof We further ask you, why did not the Prophet make public those words or at least warn hi companion and his ummah against the two shaikhs, Abu Bakr and Umar? And why did he conceal the facts about them all his life? “Know, you rebellious apostate, that you do not revile Abu Bakr and Umar, but rather the Messenger of Allah. In fact you revile Allah the Exalted Who is above His seven heavens, and revile too the family of the Prophet whom you claim were accomplices in the cover-up. Where was Ali when the Book of Allah was tampered with, and when the caliphate was taken by force? Why did he not speak up? Why was he the main supporter and advisor of Abu Bakr and Umar? And where was the rest of the household of the Prophet during the alleged ordeal? You reiterate that the two shaikhs disinherited Ali and Fatimah of the Prophet’s estate, that Fatimah litigated against al-Siddiq over this issue, and that Ali and al-Abbas debated with both of the shaikhs, demanding their rights of the inheritance. We say, this did take place, but the accusation you level against the two shaikhs, of changing the religion of Allah, and taking over the caliphate by force, are far more serious than the mundane issue of disinheritance. Did Ali, Fatimah and al-Abbas have greater concern over a piece of land than over the religion of Allah and the leadership of the Muslim ummah? Did they litigate with the two shaikhs respecting the inheritance and neglect litigating over changing the religion of Allah and tampering with His Book? Did they recover their courage when it came to claiming their own rights and lose it when it came to claiming the rights of Allah? This is the worst insult you could level against the family of the Prophet. Where were the hundreds of thousands of Muslims when the religion of Allah was being tampered with? Were those Muslims who sacrificed their property and lives seeking the pleasure of Allah too cowardly to rectify the wrong? It is they whom Allah praised and made them the best nation evolved to mankind. Of course, you claim that they all returned from Islam to disbelief except for three or five of them. [Abu Bakr and Umar did not give out the estate left by the Prophet to his hiers due to the fact that the Prophet instructed: “We Prophets do not bequeath: Our estate which we leave behind goes to charity.”] “You turned from Islam to disbelief the moment you imputed ignorance to Allah, and asserted that He approves of injustice and the unjust, giving unbelievers a free hand in playing havoc with His religion; far removed is He from what you impute to Him.” “Allah has promised to guard His Book, saying, “Verily, We have sent down al-dthikr (the Qur’an), and most certainly We will be its guardians.” (Qur’an 15:9) But you most certainly are apostate by denying that Allah has fulfilled His promise, that He did not establish for His Messenger and his nation after him the religion, and praised the evil people, making them the best. You turned to apostasy when you claimed that Allah chose for His beloved Messenger hypocrites, liars and deceitful people. You turned to blasphemy when you imputed to the Messenger of Allah ignorance of the two shaikhs. You disbelieved in Allah when you alleged that the Messenger of Allah married the daughters of the hypocrites and unbelievers, and when you alleged that he kept both A’ishah and Hafsah as his wives knowing that they were unbelievers. You returned to unbelief when you imputed lying to Allah, Extolled be His glory, for praising the Ummah of Muhammad in His Book: “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are hard against the unbelievers, kind among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating themselves in prayer seeking grace from Allah and His pleasure. Their marks are upon their faces, being the traces of prostration. This is their description in the Torah, and their description in the Gospel is like a seed produce that sends forth its sprouts, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and stands firm on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may cause the disbelievers to burn with rage…” (Qur’an – 48:29) “I am sorry, you actually did not return to apostasy, because you never believed, nor did you ever enter the fold of Islam, nor did you believe in the Book of Allah or His Messenger. Your claim of belief is only evasion and falsehood, and your claim of supporting the family of the Prophet is a lie, because you are in truth the worst enemy of his family. You claimed that every filthy liar and a crook who was not an Arab, was a member of the household of the Prophet. How could those with their unchaste tongues be the most honorable of people and belong to the family of the Prophet? Lo, know you that Allah holds the family of the Prophet innocent of your filth, and far away from your falsehood, and protects them from your planning.” In brief, by reviling the two shaikhs Khomeini reviles Allah, His Messenger and his pure family, as well as the great honorable ummah which Allah praised, making bear witness against the first and the last nations saying, “Thus have We made you an exalted nation, that you may bear witness against people, and the Messenger bear witness against you.” (Qur’an – 2:143) Praise be to Allah Who has testified to the goodness, virtue and excellence of the ummah of Muhammad, to the strong faith of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Umar, and to their admittance to Jannah. May Allah’s curse be on every malicious and spiteful detractor who
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        • TWINS arrested for RAPING! (NDTV)

          Twin brothers who were studying at a college in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, have been arrested on charges of raping a GIRL from the same college. They allegedly met her through Facebook.

          The twins invited the GIRL to their flat on February 23 and then allegedly drugged her before the rape. She is now undergoing counselling
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          Delhi: PhD scholar arrested for raping sister-in-law aged 13. This was the second time, first time when she was even younger!

          Is there PhD in sexology? Did they teach the bastard that? Now, will he be “done” by the “PhD’s” in the jail?

          25-year-old PhD scholar at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting his 13-year-old sister-in-law, police said on Sunday.

          The man was arrested on Saturday night after the minor alleged she was sexually assaulted by him for the past few years.

          Police said the girl, who lived with the accused, was taken to a hospital on Saturday evening after she complained of stomach ache.

          During the medical check-up, she was found to be two months pregnant.

          The doctors informed the police and the accused was arrested.

          Police said they were informed by doctors that this was the second time the girl had become pregnant. First time, She got pregnant a year ago but underwent an abortion!

          This fucking professor is a professor of sex and should be put behind bars…..not good to teach my kids…bastard!!

          • MOHAMMED’S MOTHER WAS JEWISH! THIS MAKES HIM A JEW ISLAM: A SECT OF TALMUDIC JUDAISM? The Mother of Mohammed, Amina was of Jewish birth. Von Hammer. “Mohammed, who was the only son of Abdallah, a Pagan, and Amina, a Jewess, and was descended from the noble but impoverished family of Hashim, of the priestly tribe of Koreish, who were the chiefs and keepers of the national sanctuary of the Kaaba, and pretended to trace their origin to Ismael, the son of Abraham and Hagar, was born at Mecca, August 20, A.D. 570 …’ The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, vol. 5, p. 205 (speaking of his grandfather and father), although debated, also witnesses to this: “The glory of Abdol Motalleb was crowned with domestic happiness; his life was prolonged to the age of one hundred and ten years; and he became the father of six daughters and thirteen sons. His best beloved Abdallah was the most beautiful and modest of the Arabian youth; and in the first night, when he consummated his marriage with Amina, of the noble race of the Zahrites, two hundred virgins are said to have expired of jealousy and despair. Mahomet, or more properly Mohammed, the only son of Abdallah and Amina, was born at Mecca, four years after the death of Justinian, and two months after the defeat of the Abyssinians, whose victory would have introduced into the Caaba the religion of the Christians …’ Then, in a footnote on page 205 we read this: “Amina was of Jewish birth. Von Hammer, Geschichte der Assass. p. 10 …’ At that period, there were many “Jews’ in that area. Again from The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, volume 5, page 202: “Seven hundred years before the death of Mahomet the Jews were settled in Arabia; and a far greater multitude was expelled from the Holy Land in the wars of Titus and Hadrian. The industrious exiles aspired to liberty and power: they erected synagogues in the cities, and castles in the wilderness; and their Gentile converts were confounded with the children of Israel [Jews] …” My first reference regarding the rise of Islam is from a historical work published in 1901. 1 have deliberately chosen this historical appraisal from such an early date because it provides fewer emotionally based accounts of the situation in Middle East history since the Balfour Declaration in 1917 allowing Jews to settle in Palestine. The historical evaluations, in my view, were more balanced in those days but sufficiently full to give the reader an adequate narrative of the historical factors leading up to the rise and development of Islam. The main reference is Sixty Centuries of Human Progress published in New York and Chicago. The frontispiece states the contents were reviewed, verified, and endorsed by the professors of history in five American universities by Moses Coit Tyler, A.M., L.H.D., professor of American History in Cornell University. Some top writers contributed to the series of 12 volumes including President Theodore Roosevelt. It provides an interesting view of the subject. [Volume 5, pages 1352 to 1356]: “The Arabs believe that Mecca was founded by Adam, and that its temple, the Kaaba, was built by Abraham. They ascribe the early prosperity of the city to Ishmael, who established his residence there, because, as the Arabian traditions assert, the brackish well of Zemzem was the one to which the angel directed Hagar. Mecca must have been a very ancient city, if, as the commentators believe, it was the Mesha mentioned by Moses as inhabited by Joktan’s posterity. Medina — called Yatreb before the appearance of Mohammed — possesses more natural advantages than Mecca; but it is not situated so conveniently for traffic. The people of Medina seem always to have been jealous of the supremacy claimed by the Meccans, and this was probably the reason why they espoused the cause of Mohammed when he was banished by their rivals.” [Comment: The number of Jews and Samaritans (who had the same basic religious beliefs of the Jews in their conservative wing) were numerous on the Red Sea side of the Arabian Peninsula. Mohammed came in contact with them all the time. The book Islam by Alfred Guillaume (London, 1963) states,] “There was a large Jewish colony in the Yemen in pre-Islam times, and they maintained an organized communal existence for centuries until they were brought to Palestine a few years ago. These Yemenite Jews certainly go back to the fourth century A.D., and at one time the ruling king had become a Jew. Two (Jewish) descendants of these people exercised a profound influence on Muslim tradition. At the dawn of Islam the Jews dominated the economic life (of the region). They held all the best land in the oases of Taima, Fadak, and Wadi-l-Qura; at Medina they must have formed at least half the population.” • Page 11, emphasis mine It is important to realize that Mohammed was very familiar with Jewish and (consequently) Samaritan religious beliefs and practices. But this was not all. The new (1991) Concise Encyclopedia of Islam (page 280) states: “The Meccans were for the most part idolaters worshiping a miscellany of gods and goddesses, and propitiating them with sacrifices. But among the idolatrous Meccans there lived also a certain number of Christians from the oasis of Najran in the south of Arabia, which was an important Christian center whose bishops came to the great Arab fairs to preach. Jewish tribes lived in and near Medina; and some Arabs were hunafa (‘upright ones’), still practicing, as individuals, the monotheism which was the legacy of Abraham. Mohammed had been a hanif and had sought in his retreats to bring himself closer to the one God, the God of Abraham. Now, through the Prophet, began the restoration or renewal of the primordial religion of Abraham, and of Adam, in which man faced God as the Absolute with the same immediacy and simplicity as he did on the first day of creation.” The real mission of Mohammed according to his own words was to restore the religion of Abraham to the world. This was a religion without priests and without sacraments with a simple worship of the One true God whom the Arabs called Allah (akin to the Hebrew Eloah perhaps the singular of Elohim).1 In creating his “simple” religion, there were “Five Pillars” that Mohammed said all Muslims must do, though the first of the five (called the shahadah) is fundamental and no one can be a Muslim without stating and believing it (while the other four, though important, are looked on as lesser in importance by some who practice Islam). • The first is to believe with accompanied good works and piety: “There is no god but God (Allah) and Mohammed is the Messenger of God.” Saying the five ritual prayers each day toward Mecca (at first the prayers were directed toward Jerusalem but Mohammed soon transferred the prayers to Mecca when he fell out with the Jews after they refused to accept him as the Prophet). Giving alms on a stipulated scale. • Fasting during the month of Ramadan. • Making pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime. Recall, only the observance of the first is absolutely essential to be a Muslim in the view of many who advocate Islam, but many also include the second. Back to Sixty Centuries of Progress. “The Arabs have a sense of spiritual things, and this sense seems to have a root in their organization. The ancient religion of Arabia was the Sabean idolatry, consisting in the worship of the Sun, the Moon and the stars; but long before Mohammed’s time the Arabs were distracted by a great variety of beliefs. Some of the tribes adhered to their ancestral creeds. Others embraced the Persian Magism; others Judaism; while several tribes became Christian. When Christianity was introduced into Arabia it was unfortunately deeply tinged with men’s devices. The various Christian Arab tribes were animated by a fierce sectarian spirit, and hated each other more bitterly than Jews or pagans. The vivid imaginations of the Arabs caused them to investigate subjects beyond the powers of human comprehension; and the result was such a multitude of new doctrines that one of the early Christian fathers described Arabia as the country most prolific in heresies. “Thus when Mohammed appeared, the Arabian religion was a jumble of monotheism and polytheism — Judaism, Christianity, Magism and idolatry. There had been at one time a powerful and intolerant Jewish kingdom in Arabia Petrae. At another period the Negus of Abyssinia had established Christianity in Yemen, or Arabia Felix (southern Arabia). But neither Judaism nor Christianity had ever been able to conquer the whole Arabian nation; and at the end of the sixth century — when Mohammed made his appearance — Sabeism, or the worship of the heavenly bodies, was the prevailing religion of Arabia. Mohammed appeared about the end of the sixth century of the Christian era; and in a few years he united all the warring Arab tribes in one religious faith and consolidated them into one nation. His successors wielded their mighty and enthusiastic forces against the neighboring countries — Syria, Persia, Egypt and North Africa — and triumphed wherever they moved. “Mohammed, or Mahomet — the great lawgiver of the Arabs, and the founder of a religion which has prevailed over large portions of Asia and Africa for the last twelve centuries — was born at Mecca in A.D. 569. He belonged to one of the most illustrious families of Arabia. This family was of the priestly tribe of the Koreish and of the particular branch of Hussein, to which belonged the guardianship of the Kaaba, or temple of Mecca, which contained the Black Stone, believed by the Arabs to have covered Abraham’s tomb. The branch of Hussein also held the office of chief magistrate of Mecca. [Comment: The original Black Stone, a meteorite, was taken away by raiders. The present one is a duplicate. We should pay close attention to the origin of the Koreish tribe to which Mohammed belonged. That priestly Koreish tribe of Mecca, to which all the Arabs of the peninsula gave honor and respect, has a very interesting traditional history associated with it. Its ancient origination was from one of the most famous cities and regions of Mesopotamia. They were known to have come from Cutha. 2 Cutha was a city located before the days of Alexander the Great a few miles northeast of Babylon. It was one of the earliest priest cities of the world. It was formerly the capital of the ancient kingdom of Sumer which came into being right after the Flood. It was first built by Cush the son of Ham (from whom it was named) and it was a city associated in power and influence with Babylon itself. The fact that Mohammed had his origin from a priestly tribe that came from the famous Cutha in Mesopotamia is a most significant bit of information. At the time of Mohammed, the city of Cutha had long ago disappeared (it came to an end just after the time of Alexander the Great) but for the Koreish tribe to remember their prestigious priestly origin for the centuries that followed shows that they held their Cutha ancestry in esteem. The word “Koreish” means the same as “Cyrus” in Hebrew and they may have adopted the name in honor of the Persian king because he restored the priesthoods in Mesopotamia to their former prestige and let peoples raise up temples and priesthoods in other areas of the Persian Empire. The Koreish knew they came from the priestly center of Cutha. This means that at sometime in the past (probably a few centuries before Jesus of Nazareth when Cutha was still thriving as a city) some of the priests from that region of Mesopotamia moved into western Arabia and joined forces with the people of Ishmael by marrying into their stock and becoming their priests. Who were the Cuthians? This was a very common name among the Jews. With so many Jews in Arabia at the time of Mohammed there would have been no doubt in identifying the origin of the Koreish priestly tribe to which Mohammed belonged. In Jewish parlance a secondary name for the Babylonian people of Samaria that the Assyrians had brought into Palestine in the 7th century B.C.E. was the Cuthians. Throughout the Talmud (written in the two to three hundred year period before Mohammed) the name Cuthians for Samaritans was a common one in regular use among the Jews. What this indication shows is that Mohammed was no doubt a descendant of the Samaritans (or the original Cuthians from near Babylon) who had become the priests of the Arabs at Mecca. This means, though separated by five hundred years, Mohammed was a Cuthite like Simon Magus who was the first heretic mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 8:5–23). This fact is not often realized by people, but it is an important one to consider because Simon Magus and his successors can be shown to be the ones who corrupted early Christianity and now the same stock of people was about to give rise to another world religion by one of their descendants born in Arabia. It is significant that Mohammed, who was of Cuthite origin (though geographically and politically the Koreish had long been separated from the Samaritan stock of people in Palestine), was to become the originator of the chief religion that would be the major rival to Judaism and to Christianity. Indeed, there is some evidence that Mohammed’s mother may well have been Jewish (or even of Samaritan Christian leanings). We will see this in a moment. Let us continue with Sixty Centuries of Progress.] “Mohammed’s grandfather, Abd al Motalleb, had held three high dignities; but he, as well as his son Abdallah, Mohammed’s father, died before Mohammed grew to manhood. The chief magistery of Mecca passed to Mohammed’s uncle, Abu Taleb, and the only patrimony inherited by the lawgiver of Arabia and founder of Islam was reduced to five camels and a slave. Mohammed’s father, Abdallah, was an idolater; but his mother, Emina, was a Jewess [emphasis is mine], who had been converted to Christianity, and from whose early instructions the great Arabian prophet probably derived the religious impressions for which he was distinguished even in boyhood. … [The point that Mohammed’s mother was called Jewish is an educated guess of scholars, and it has good credentials circumstantially as being true.] “Both his parents died while he was still a child [he was in his seventh year when his mother died], he was cared for by Abd al Motalleb and Abu Taleb, the latter became a tender guardian of the orphan boy. “Mohammed’s youth had been unstained by vice, and his honorable character early obtained for him the title of Al Amin, ‘the Faithful,’ a title given him by common consent. At one time he tended sheep and goats on the hills in the vicinity of Mecca. At Medina, after he acquired celebrity, he referred to this, saying: ‘Pick me the blackest of those berries; they are such as I used to gather when I fed the flocks at Mecca. Verily, no prophet has been raised up who has not performed the work of a shepherd.’” “The believers in the divinity of Mohammed’s mission have thrown a halo of wonders around his infancy.” [This is true, but what is significant is the fact that during the adult life of Mohammed and while he was being given the revelations which were written down to become the Koran, there were no extraordinary miracles that all the public recognized. Recall, on the other hand, that Jesus of Nazareth had many outstanding miracles associated with his ministry in Galilee and Judea.] “Though their Apostle [Mohammed] was destitute of worldly wealth, their accounts represent his birth as rich in prodigies. Like that of other great men who have astonished the world, it was accompanied by sign’s in the heavens and miracles on earth. It was believed that the ‘prophetic light’ which surrounded him was so intense that it served his mother for a lamp and shone with a brilliancy that illuminated the country as far as Syria. It was also believed that the sacred fire of the Persians, which had burned without interruption for a thousand years, was forever extinguished, and that the palace of Khosrou Parviz was rent by an earthquake, which leveled fourteen of its towers to the ground. “These omens were designed to prefigure the failure of the royal line of the Sassanids and the conquest of the New Persian Empire by the Arabs after the reign of fourteen kings. Mohammed’s biographers mentioned a vast number of other supernatural prognostications, equally marvelous. Mohammed’s devout followers would have been ready to attest on oath to the reality of these wonders. “At the age of thirteen he accompanied Abu Taleb in a caravan journey to Syria. Tradition has made this mercantile journey remarkable by several wonderful indications of his subsequent greatness. At the fair of Bosrah he is said to have met the famous Nestorian monk, Felix, or Sergius, surnamed Bahira, whom Christian writers accused of having afterwards assisted the founder of Islam in preparing the Koran. … [Mohammed could neither read nor write and later when the revelations began to come to him, he had to have the 114 Suras (chapters) that make up the Koran written out by a secretary.] “Thenceforth Mohammed seems to have actively engaged in trade. At the age of twenty-five he engaged in the service of a rich and noble widow named Khadijah, for whose commercial interests he made another caravan journey to Syria, to sell her merchandise at Damascus. When the caravan returned to Mecca, and his adventure had proven successful, Khadijah, then forty years old, became interested in the young camel-driver. She was wise, virtuous and attractive, and was so pleased with the young man’s industry, zeal and intelligence that she soon gave him her hand in marriage, and made him master of her splendid fortune. Mohammed, who had the reputation of being the handsomest man of the tribe of Koreish, and who had a passion for women which the Arab morality does not condemn, and which legalized polygamy has sanctioned, was a kind, affectionate and faithful husband to Khadijah during their union of twenty-five years. As long as she lived, he did not take to himself another wife. “After his marriage with Khadijah, Mohammed ranked with the chief citizens of Mecca, but he was not corrupted by prosperity. The first use which he made of his good fortune was to relieve his kind uncle and guardian, Abu Taleb, who had fallen into distress. He placed Abu Taleb above want, and undertook the education of a part of his family. “Little is known of Mohammed’s history for the next fifteen years. Khadijah sympathized with her husband in his religious tendencies, and was his first convert. His character was marked by thoughtfulness and austerity. He had an ardent imagination; and his extreme sobriety in most things surpassed that of an Anchorite, and inclined him to religious meditation and lofty reveries. Externally he displayed that serious demeanor which distinguishes the better portion of an Oriental people — dignified manner, and a pleasing and commanding expression of countenance. “Mohammed seems to have begun his extraordinary religious reformation by endeavoring to fix his own belief and to free it from the gross superstitions of his countrymen. Being the grandson and the nephew of the high-priest of an idol, and powerful and revered for his connection with the temple of the Kaaba, Mohammed had too strong an understanding to discover a divinity in this rude emblem, or in the idols surrounding it. His love of solitude and retirement aided him in his speculations upon the great mystery of the nature of the Deity. “Every year, for a month at a time, Mohammed retired to a cave in Mount Hira, three miles from Mecca, where he devoted himself to prayer, fasting and meditation. In the solemn obscurity of this retirement he laid the foundation of his future greatness. There he meditated the scheme of his religion. Sadness came over him in view of the evils of this world. He beheld with sorrow the calamities of Arabia, the abandonment of its ancient manners and the introduction of foreign customs. His Christianized Jewish mother had taught him that the Jews were still looking for the champion of Israel, and that Jesus had promised to those who loved him the Comforter, who should lead them all to the truth. [Comment: Mohammed came to believe that Jesus was one of the most powerful prophets next to him, but that he (Mohammed) was the last to give God’s final message to the world and to restore the Abrahamic faith. Islam teaches that Jesus did not actually die at the crucifixion but that another died in his place to deceive the people into thinking that he died. Jesus, however, in their view, is destined to come again from heaven and put down the Antichrist who will come to deceive the world at the end the age. Continuing on with Sixty Centuries of Progress.] “By communing with his own soul, Mohammed recognized the existence of the divinity as an eternal Spirit, omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient — a beneficent Being, incapable of being represented by any corporeal image. For fifteen years he brooded in silence over this sublime idea, developed it by meditation, and exalted his imagination by reveries. “About this time Mohammed began to have visions of angels, especially of Gabriel. He saw a light and heard a voice, and had sentences put into his mind. These communications were accompanied by strong convulsions, during which Mohammed would fall to the ground, foaming at the mouth. Professor Weil considers these convulsions epilepsy, … while Sprenger regards them to have been a form of hysteria accompanied with catalepsy. Mohammed himself declared: ‘Inspiration descends on me in two ways. Sometimes Gabriel comes and communicates the revelation, as one man to another. This is easy. But sometimes it is as the ringing of a bell, which rends me in pieces, and grievously afflicts me.’” [Comment: Mohammed stated that at no time did he ever talk with God personally. It was always through angelic beings that he was given his messages, and mainly from the Angel he called Gabriel. In these instances the angels were those with long hair and the pictures of them in Islamic literature show them as such. The New Testament, however, states that God does not have long hair like that of women (1 Corinthians 11:3–15). On the other hand, the Book of Revelation describes evil angelic spirits as appearing with hair like that of women (Revelation 9:8). And note this; most visionaries who have seen angels (or some who say they have seen God the Father and Christ and talked to them) almost always say the beings have long hair down to the shoulders like women. This was the case with Joseph Smith who produced the Book of Mormon and Ellen G. white who got revelations for the Seventh Day Adventists. Mohammed also saw and heeded angels with long hair. This is a clear sign that these angelic creatures WERE NOT those who look like the real Father and Christ, because they groom themselves with short hair as did the true priests of God in the Temple. The long Haired “Jesus” in the churches today is an image of Zeus (Sarapis). See my book 101 Bible Secrets that Christians Do Not Know for more details. Now back to Sixty Centuries of Progress.] “At this time Mohammed’s visions and revelations possessed him. He did not possess nor control them. In after years the Prophet’s spirit was more subject to the Prophet.” [Comment: There is one thing that the apostle Paul made clear in his inspired teaching. He said in 1 Corinthians 14:32: “the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.” This was just the opposite with Mohammed. He entered into convulsions and into trance-like states that would last for some time. Modern “tongues” speakers often do the same thing when they are completely out of control of their normal senses. Ellen G. white of the Seventh Day Adventists was very similar to Mohammed and in her later years she was more in control of her spirit visitations. Back to Sixty Centuries of Human Progress.] “The Koran is an unintelligible book if unconnected with its author’s biography. All the incidents of his life assumed shape in some revelation. A separate revelation was given to encourage or to reprove him. In his later years the subservient revelation came to appease the jealousy of his wives whenever he took to himself a new one. Nevertheless, in the beginning he was as much surprised at his visions as were others. A systematic arrangement of the Suras would make the Koran the best biography of the founder of Islam. As may be said of David and his Psalms, so of Mohammed, that his life hangs suspended in his hymns, the Suras each being an account of some grave experience. “It is impossible to read the detailed accounts of this part of Mohammed’s life and have any doubts of his sincerity. His first converts were his bosom-friends and the people of his household, who were intimately acquainted with his private life. A man does not easily commence all ambitious course of deception at the age of forty. As Mohammed had lived until that time as a quiet, peaceful and unobtrusive citizen, he would have gained nothing by such a career. Long years passed before he was able to make but a few converts. During these weary years he was the object of contempt and hatred to the Koreish, then the leading tribe of Mecca. His life was in constant danger from that tribe, and nothing could be more hopeless than his position during the first twelve years of his public preaching. Nothing but a strong conviction of the reality of his mission could have sustained him through this long period of failure, loneliness and contempt. During all these long years the wildest imagination could not have pictured the wonderful success which the future was to bring forth. The following is a Sura in which Mohammed found comfort in God and His promises: “By the rising sunshine! By the night when it darkeneth! Thy Lord had not removed from thee, Neither hath he been displeased. And verily the future shall be better than the past. What! did he not find thee an orphan, And give thee a home? And found thee astray, and directed thee?” “In this Sura Mohammed referred to the death of his mother, Emina, in his seventh year; his father having died but a few months previously. Many years afterward he visited her tomb, and raised his voice and shed bitter tears. Replying to the questions of his companions, he said: ‘This is the grave of my mother; the Lord hath permitted me to visit it, and I asked leave to pray for her, and it was not granted. So I called my mother to remembrance, and the tender memory of her overcame me, and I wept.’ “Mohammed did not pretend to found a new religion, as that would have alarmed the jealousies of all parties among his countrymen and united their discordant views into a general opposition. His professed object was simply to restore the only true and primitive faith, such as had existed in the days of the patriarchs and the prophets, from Adam to Jesus. The fundamental doctrine of this ancient worship, which Mohammed sought to purify from the corruption which had infected it among a frail and degenerate race of men, was the unity of God. A principle so simple and obvious, which had never been denied by any sect, and which presented nothing difficult to comprehend, was a broad foundation for a popular and universal religion, and this was an advantage fully appreciated by Mohammed.” [Comment: It is interesting that the later commentators regarding the character and attitude of Mohammed take pride in the fact that he was purely a human being and had the good and bad points of all humans. The up-to-date (1991) Concise Encyclopedia of Islam has the following comments about Mohammed to show that he was very human as are all of us. “People used to ask Aisha [his favorite wife after the death of his first wife Khadijah] how the Prophet lived at home. ‘Like an ordinary man,’ she answered. ‘He would sweep the house, stitch his own clothes, mend his own sandals; water the camels, milk the goats, help the servants at their work, and eat his meals with them; and he would go to fetch a thing we needed from the market.’” [(page 281). And once when asked what were the dearest things to him in life, Mohammed answered:] “prayer, perfumes and women” (page 281).] “With the Jews, who adhered to their ancient ceremonial, he maintained the authority of the Pentateuch and the inspiration of the Hebrew prophets. With the Christians, he admitted the divinity of Christ’s mission and the truth of the Gospel, making the revelations of the Old and New Testaments the basis of his own preaching. But he took especial care to conciliate the Arabs, who were the more immediate objects of his endeavors. He manifested an extreme indulgence to their prejudices, while lamenting the madness and folly of their idolatrous worship. He spared their popular traditions and ceremonies, at least such of them as suited his views, and he even made them more attractive by giving the Divine sanction to customs already hallowed by immemorial usage.” [Christians had earlier done the same thing, though from the time of Constantine the Christian authorities brought pagan ideas and practices almost wholesale into the bosom of the church, including idolatry. Mohammed, on the other hand, repudiated idolatrous image making.] “In A.D. 609, when Mohammed was forty years of age, and after he had matured his plans and acquired a reputation for sanctity corresponding in some degree with the exalted and venerable office which he was about to assume, he announced his mission, proclaiming the cardinal principle of his creed: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his Apostle.’ His faithful wife, Khadijah, was the first person to whom he made this revelation, and she became his first convert, as already noticed. His next two proselytes were his two adopted children, Ali and Zeid.” [End of references in Sixty Centuries of Human Progress.] [Comment: It is not wise for anyone to deny the sincerity of Mohammed. Indeed, many people who have started religious movements when they were urged to do so by angelic spirits were in most cases truly sincere in what they believed. The Bible says that Satan deceives the whole world, and deceived people do not believe they are deceived. They think they are right. Mohammed was quite a sincere person in what he considered his mission to bring people back to the Abrahamic faith that he thought the Jews and Christians had abandoned. Mohammed simply thought he was restoring the faith of Abraham to the world. And, indeed, some of Mohammed’s essential teachings resemble Abraham’s.] Other Important Points About Islam and its Divisions Modern Islam is divided into two main divisions with hundreds of sects and schisms (which is similar to our modern churchianity today that is known as “Christianity”). The main bulk of Muslims are of the Sunni division which represent the so-called traditionalists of the religion while a large segment (notably in Iran and other areas) is known as the Shiite (pronounced “Shee-ite”), which is the more emotional and miracle-minded sect. The two have certain common beliefs, but they differ also in many points. It might be said (with a great deal of latitude) that the Sunni are like the Roman Catholic Church in Christendom retaining lots of traditional beliefs (but without all the ritualism and idolatry of Catholicism) and the Shiites are like the Protestants, especially those of an emotional bent like the Pentecostals. The Shiites are more prone to accept Messianic figures in their midst and to look for them, but the Sunnis also hold to certain beliefs about the end-time which are basically common to all Islamic sects. After the time of Mohammed, an eschatological system of beliefs began to emerge (the word “eschatology” has to do with “end time” events or prophecies). There are many varieties of beliefs among the various Muslim sects, but basically they now believe that at the end of the age there will arise a person called the Mahdi who will resemble Mohammed in his physical attributes. Mohammed had long shoulder length black hair that he braided and wound around his head with a turban on top. He had an unusual round birthmark below his neck and between his shoulders and the Arabs believed this was a Sign of a Prophet. The future Mahdi as understood in some circles will have this “mark” of Mohammed on him and other physical features of Mohammed such as a broad forehead and aquiline nose (see Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, page 107). 1 This is reiterated in the “Biography of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)” by Dr. A. Zahoor and Dr. Z. Haq, 1998 (www.cyberistan.org/islamic/muhammad.html). They agree that “‘Allah’ is the proper name in Arabic for The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. It is used by the Arab Christians and Jews for the God (Eloh-im in Hebrew; ‘Allaha’ in Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus). The word Allah does not have a plural or gender. Unlike the word “god,” the word Allah does not have a plural or gender.” This is generally the understanding of most Arab scholars.” This short treatment of Muhammad’s life will give you additional understanding of Muhammad and Islam. DWS 2 See the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed., vol. 17, p.399b. JEWISHENCYCLOPEDIA.COM MOHAMMED: EARLY YEARS Founder of Islam and of the Mohammedan empire; born at Mecca between 569 and 571 of the common era; died June, 632, at Medina. Mohammed was a posthumous child and lost his mother when he was six years old. He then came under the guardianship of his grandfather ‘Abd al-Muṭṭalib, who at his death, two years later, left the boy to the care of his son Abu Ṭalib, Mohammed’s uncle. The early years of Mohammed’s life were spent among the Banu Sa’d, Bedouins of the desert, it being the custom at Mecca to send a child away from home to be nursed. From the stories told of these early years it would appear that even then he showed symptoms of epilepsy which greatly alarmed his nurse. It has been stated that the boy was once taken on a caravan journey to Syria, and that he there came in contact with Jews and Christians. But he could very easily have become acquainted with both at Mecca; hence this theory is not necessary to explain his knowledge of Jewish and Christian beliefs. When Mohammed was twenty-five years old Abu Ṭalib obtained for him an opportunity to travel with a caravan in the service of Ḥadijah, a wealthy widow of the Ḳuraish, who offered Mohammed her hand on his return from the expedition. Six children were the fruit of this union, the four daughters surviving their father. Ḥadijah, although fifteen years his senior, was, as long as she lived, Mohammed’s faithful friend and sympathizer. SOUTH ARABIAN VISIONARIES Mohammed’s religious activity began with the fortieth year of his life. The Islamic tradition assigns as the beginning of this new career a sudden marvelous illumination through God. The Koran, however, the most authentic document of Islam, whose beginnings are probably contemporaneous with Mohammed’s first sermons, speaks of this revelation on the “fateful night” rather vaguely in a passage of the later Meccan period, while the earlier passages give the impression that Mohammed himself had somewhat hazy ideas on the first stages of the revelation which culminated in his occasional intercourse with God, through the mediation of various spiritual beings. Small wonder that his pagan countrymen took him to be a “kahin,” i.e., one of those Arab soothsayers who, claiming higher inspiration, uttered rimed oracles similar to those found in the earliest suras. Historical investigations, however, show that Mohammed must not be classed with those pagan seers, but with a sect of monotheistic visionaries of whose probable existence in southern Arabia, on the borderland between Judaism and Christianity, some notice has come down in the fragment of an inscription recently published in “W. Z. K. M.” (1896, pp. 285 et seq.). This fragment ascribes to God the attribute of vouchsafing “revelation” (?) and “glad tidings” (“bashr,” i.e., “gospel” or “gift of preaching”), meaning probably the occasional visionary illumination of the believer. As the same inscription contains other religious concepts and expressions which parallel those in the Koran, Mohammed may well be associated with this religious tendency. The name of this South-Arabian sect is not known; but the “Ḥanifs” of the Islamic tradition belonged probably to them, being a body of monotheistic ascetics who lived according to the “religion of Abraham” and who bitterly inveighed against the immoral practises of paganism. THE FIRST MOSLEMS Islam in its earliest form certainly did not go far beyond the tenets of these men. Mohammed condemns idolatry by emphasizing the existence of a single powerful God, who has created and who maintains heaven and earth: but he condemns still more emphatically the vices born of idolatry, namely, covetousness, greed, and injustice to one’s neighbor; and he recommends prayer and the giving of alms as a means of purifying the spirit and of being justified at the divine judgment. This gospel includes nothing that was not contained in Judaism or in Christianity, nor anything of what constituted the fundamental difference between the two. Islam, however, did not undertake to bridge the gulf between them. Mohammed’s teaching, on the contrary, was at first expressly directed against the Arab pagans only; and even in the later Meccan period it refers to its consonance with the doctrines of the “men of the revelation,” i.e., Jews and Christians. Nothing is more erroneous than to assume that the watchword of the later Islam, “There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is His prophet,” was characteristic of the very beginning of the religious movement inaugurated by Mohammed: not the belief in dogmas, but the recognition of ethical obligations, was the object of his mission to his countrymen. That meant that the Arab prophet strove to gain in every believer an ally to help him to wage war upon the corruptions of the day. Mohammed’s political astuteness, which was a signal characteristic of his Medina period, is apparent even in the organization of the first community. Its members were mostly poor but intellectually eminent Ḳuraish like Ali, Abu Bakr, Zubair, ‘Abd al-Raḥman ibn ‘Auf, Sa’d ibn Abi Waḳḳaṣ, Othman, and others. They, being in the execution of their religious duties under Mohammed’s personal supervision, soon grew to be so dependent upon him that their tribal consciousness—the strongest instinct in the social life of the ancient Arabs—was gradually superseded by the consciousness of being Moslems, the community thus developing into a small state with Mohammed as its chief. Hence in time sharp conflicts arose between the powerful Meccans, the sheiks of the leading families, and Mohammed. For years they had suffered him as a harmless dreamer, a soothsayer, a magician, and even as one possessed of demons; then, when his prediction in regard to the imminent judgment of God remained unfulfilled, they had mocked him; but when the community grew—eveneminent personages like Ḥamzah swearing by Islam—they grew hostile and began to persecute him and his adherents, their action culminating in the ostracism of Mohammed’s family, the Banu Hashim. Restricted in his missionary activity, and separated from a large part of the faithful who had sought refuge in Christian Abyssinia, the prophet lost heart. His preaching, in so far as its nature can be gathered from the Koran, was filled with references to the persecutions to which the earlier messengers of God had been subjected, and to their final rescue by Him; and it emphasized “raḥmah”—i.e., mercy shown to the good, and long-suffering to the wicked—as being God’s chief attribute. Various dogmatic-theosophic discussions were added, among them being the first protests against the Christian doctrine of the son of God. The teachings of Islam, which at first had been merely a body of precepts, developed more and more into a regular system which reflected in its chief tenets the later Judaism. THE HEGIRA (622) When the leading families of Mecca revoked the ban pronounced against the Banu Hashim, which had been maintained for nearly three years, they might well have believed that Mohammed’s political importance at Mecca was destroyed. The prophet himself perceived, especially after the death of his protector Abu Ṭalib and of his (Mohammed’s) wife Ḥadijah, that his native city was not the proper place in which to carry out his communal ideas; and he cast about for a locality better adapted to his purposes. After various unsuccessful attempts to find a following among neighboring tribes, he happened to meet, during the annual festival of the temple at Mecca, six people from Yathrib (Medina); the Arab inhabitants of this city had come into close contact with monotheistic ideas through their long sojourn among the Jewish tribes which had been the original masters of the city, as well as with several Christian families. These men, being related to Mohammed on his mother’s side, took up the cause of the prophet, and were so active in its behalf among their people that after two years seventy-five believers of Medina went to Mecca during the festival and proclaimed in the so-called “‘aḳabah,” or war assembly, the official reception of Mohammed and his adherents at Mecca into the community of Yathrib. The consequence was that within a short time all the Moslems removed to Medina; and the prophet himself, as the last one, closed the first period of Islam by his hasty departure, as in flight (“Hegira”; Sept., 622). Mohammed’s entry into Medina marks the beginning of an almost continuous external development of Islam, which as a religion, it is true, lost in depth and moral content, and crystallized into dogmatic formulas, but as a political entity achieved increasing success through the eminent political ability of the prophet himself. The Arab inhabitants of Medina, the tribes of Aus and Khazraj, all joined the religion of the prophet within two years from the Hegira. Political differences, however, arose between them, especially after Mohammed had reserved for himself exclusively the office of judge; and these differences led to the formation of a moderate party of opposition, the Munafij, or weak believers, who often, and without detriment to his cause, restrained the prophet’s impetuosity. But the propaganda came to a halt among the numerous Jews living in the city and the surrounding country, who were partly under the protection of the ruling Arab tribes, the Banu ‘Auf, Al-Ḥarith, Al-Najjar, Sa’idah, Jusham, Al-Aus, Tha’labah, and partly belonged to such large and powerful Jewish tribes as the Banu Ḳuraiẓa, Al-Naḍir, Ḳainuḳa’. In the first year of the Hegira Mohammed was apparently on friendly terms with them, not yet recognizing their religion to be different from his; indeed, they were included in a treaty which he made with the inhabitants of Medina shortly after his arrival among them. The prophet and his adherents borrowed from these Jews many ritual customs, as, for instance, the regularity and formality of public prayers, fasting—which later on, following the Christian example, was extended to a whole month—the more important of the dietary laws, and the “ḳiblah” (direction in which one turns during prayer) toward Jerusalem, which was subsequently changed to the ḳiblah toward Mecca. But the longer Mohammed studied the Jews the more clearly he perceived that there were irreconcilable differences between their religion and his, especially when the belief in his prophetic mission became the criterion of a true Moslem. RELATIONSHIP TO JEWS The Jews, on their side, could not let pass unchallenged the way in which the Koran appropriated Biblical accounts and personages; for instance, its making Abraham an Arab and the founder of the Ka’bah at Mecca. The prophet, who looked upon every evident correction of his gospel as an attack upon his own reputation, brooked no contradiction, and unhesitatingly threw down the gauntlet to the Jews. Numerous passages in the Koran show how he gradually went from slight thrusts to malicious vituperations and brutal attacks on the customs and beliefs of the Jews. When they justified themselves by referring to the Bible, Mohammed, who had taken nothing therefrom at first hand, accused them of intentionally concealing its true meaning or of entirely misunderstanding it, and taunted them with being “asses who carry books” (sura lxii. 5). The increasing bitterness of this vituperation, which was similarly directed against the less numerous Christians of Medina, indicated that in time Mohammed would not hesitate to proceed to actual hostilities. The outbreak of the latter was deferred by the fact that the hatred of the prophet was turned more forcibly in another direction, namely, against the people of Mecca, whose earlier refusal of Islam and whose attitude toward the community appeared to him at Medina as a personal insult which constituted a sufficient cause for war. The Koran, in order to lead its adherents to the belief that side by side with the humane precepts of religion were others commanding religious war (“jihad”), even to the extent of destroying human life, had to incorporate a number of passages enjoining with increasing emphasis the faithful to take up the sword for their faith. The earlier of these passages enunciated only the right of defensive action, but later ones emphasized the duty of taking the offensiveagainst unbelievers—i.e., in the first place, the people of Mecca—until they should accept the new faith or be annihilated. The prophet’s policy, steadily pursuing one object, and hesitating at no means to achieve it, soon actualized this new doctrine. FIRST RAIDS Mohammed’s first attacks upon the Meccans were of a predatory nature, made upon the caravans, which, as all classes had a financial interest in them, were the very life of the city. The early expeditions were of comparatively little importance; and the battle of Badr in the second year of the Hegira was the first encounter of really great moment. In this battle the Moslems were successful and killed nearly fifty of the Ḳuraish, besides taking prisoners. This battle was of supreme importance in the history of Islam. The prophet had preached the doctrine that war against the unbelievers was a religious duty; and now he could claim that God was on his side. His power was consolidated; the faith of the wavering was strengthened; and his opponents were terrified. The die was cast; Islam was to be a religion of conquest with the sword. After the battle of Badr, Mohammed dared to manifest his hostility to the Jews openly. A Jewess, named Asma, who had written satirical verses on the battle of Badr, was assassinated, by command of Mohammed, as she lay in bed with her child at the breast. The murderer was publicly commended the next day by the prophet. A few weeks later Abu ‘Afak, a Jewish poet whose verses had similarly offended, was likewise murdered. It is said that Mohammed had expressed a desire to be rid of him. These were single instances. The prophet soon found a pretext for attacking in a body the Banu Ḳainuḳa’, one of the three influential Jewish tribes at Medina. They were besieged in their stronghold for fifteen days, and finally surrendered. Mohammed was prevented from putting them all to death only by the insistent pleading in their behalf of Abdallah b. Ubai, the influential leader of the opposition whom Mohammed did not dare offend. Instead, the whole tribe was banished, and its goods were confiscated. The prophet was thus enabled to give material benefits to his followers. DEATH TO JEWISH POETS Medina now enjoyed a few months of comparative quiet, disturbed only by a few unimportant marauding expeditions. The third year of the Hegira was marked by the assassination of a third Jewish poet, Ka’b b. al-Ashraf, who by his verses had stirred up the Ḳuraish at Mecca against Mohammed. The prophet prayed to be delivered from him; and there was no lack of men eager to execute his wishes. The circumstances attending the murder were particularly revolting. At about the same time a Jewish merchant, Abu Sanina by name, was murdered, and the Jews complained to Mohammed of such treacherous dealing. A new treaty was concluded with them, which, however, did not greatly allay their fears. Some months after these events (Jan., 625) occurred the battle of Uḥud, in which the Meccans took revenge for their defeat at Badr. Seventy-four Moslems were killed in the fight; Mohammed himself was badly wounded; and the prophet’s prestige was seriously affected. The Jews were especially jubilant, declaring that if he had claimed Badr to be a mark of divine favor, Uḥud, by the same process of reasoning, must be a proof of disfavor. Various answers to these doubts and arguments may be found in the Koran, sura iii. ATTACKS THE BANU AL-NADIR Mohammed now needed some opportunity to recover his prestige and to make up for the disappointment of Uḥud. He found it the next year in an attack upon the Banu al-Naḍir, another of the influential Jewish tribes in the vicinity of Medina. A pretext was easily invented. Mohammed had visited the settlement of the tribe to discuss the amount of blood-money to be paid for the murder of two men by an ally of the Jews, when he suddenly left the gathering and went home. He is said by some to have declared that the angel Gabriel had revealed to him a plot of the Banu al-Naḍir to kill him as he sat among them. The latter were immediately informed that they must leave the vicinity. They refused to obey; and Mohammed attacked their stronghold. After a siege lasting more than a fortnight, and after their date-trees had been cut down—contrary to Arabian ethics of war—the Jewish tribe surrendered and was allowed to emigrate with all its possessions, on condition of leaving its arms behind (Sprenger, “Das Leben des Moḥammad,” iii. 162; “Allg. Zeit. des Jud.” pp. 58, 92). The rich lands thus left vacant were distributed among the refugees who had fled with Mohammed from Mecca and who had hitherto been more or less of a burden on the hospitality of the people of Medina. The prophet was thus able both to satisfy his hatred against the Jews and materially to strengthen his position. DESTROYS THE BANU KURAIZA In the fifth year of the Hegira the Banu Ḳuraiẓa, the last Jewish tribe remaining in the neighborhood of Medina, were disposed of. Again the direct cause for attack was a matter of policy. The Ḳuraish of Mecca, whose caravans were constantly being harassed by the Moslems and by other disaffected tribes including the Jews, had formed the project of uniting their forces against Mohammed. The leader of this enterprise was the able and vigorous Abu Sufyan of Mecca. The allies encamped before Medina and engaged in what is known as “the battle of the trenches,” so called from the manner in which Medina was protected from attack. The Moslems succeeded in keeping the Banu Ḳuraiẓa out of the fight by making them and the allies mutually suspicious, and the allies finally withdrew without having accomplished their purpose. The Moslems also were disappointed in having no plunder, so that Mohammed felt called upon to provide a diversion. The allies had scarcely departed, the Moslems had not yet laid down their arms, when the prophet claimed to have received a communication from Gabriel bidding him march instantly against the Banu Ḳuraiẓa. The last-named, who had no time to prepare for a long siege, retired to their castles, and surrendered after two weeks, trusting to escape as their kinsmen of the Banu Ḳainuẓa’ and the Banu al-Naḍir had done. Their fate was left to the decision of Sa’ad b. Mu’adh, who, although of the tribe of Aus, the allies ofthe Ḳuraiẓa, felt bitter toward them on account of their supposed treachery toward the Moslems. He decided that all the men should be killed, the women and children sold as slaves, and the property divided among the army. The carnage began the next morning, and between 600 and 700 victims were beheaded beside the trenches in which they were to be buried. Mohammed refers to the siege of Medina and the massacre of the Jews in sura xxxiii. ATTACKS JEWS OF KHAIBAR There were now no more Jews in the vicinity of Medina, but those at Khaibar continued to annoy the prophet. Abu al-Ḥuḳaiḳ of the Banu al-Naḍir, who had settled at Khaibar, was suspected of inciting the Bedouins to plunder the Moslems. Accordingly five men of the Banu Khazraj were sent secretly and murdered him. Usair, who succeeded him as chief of Khaibar, was likewise assassinated at Mohammed’s command. In the sixth year of the Hegira Mohammed made a treaty with the Ḳuraish, at Ḥudaibiyah, whither he had proceeded with some of his followers with the intention of making the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Ḳuraish objected to his entering the city, and this treaty was made instead. It provided for a cessation of hostilities for ten years. In the same year Mohammed sent embassies to the rulers of the six surrounding states inviting them to embrace Islam, but the King of Abyssinia was the only one who sent a favorable reply. In the next year the prophet attacked the Jews of Khaibar in order to reward with the rich plunder of that place the followers who had accompanied him to Ḥudaibiyah. The Jews were conquered after a brave resistance, and their leader, Kinanah, was killed. Mohammed married the chief’s young wife on the battle-field; and a very rich booty fell into the hands of the Moslems. Some Jews were still left at Khaibar, but merely as tillers of the soil, and on condition of giving up one-half the produce. They remained until Omar banished all Jews from the country. The Jews of the Wadi alḲura, of Fadak, and of Taima were still left; but they surrendered before the end of the year. An attempt on the life of Mohammed was made at Khaibar by a Jewish woman named Zainab, who, in revenge for the death of her male relatives in battle, put poison in a dish prepared by her for the prophet. One of Mohammed’s followers who par-took of the food died almost immediately afterward; but the prophet, who had eaten more sparingly, escaped. He, however, complained of the effects of the poison to the end of his life. HIS DOMESTIC LIFE During the twenty-five years of his union with Ḥadijah Mohammed had no other wife; but scarcely two months had elapsed after her death (619) when he married Sauda, the widow of Sakran, who, with her husband, had become an early convert to Islam and who was one of the emigrants to Abyssinia. At about the same time Mohammed contracted an engagement with ‘A’ishah, the six-year-old daughter of Abu Bakr, and married her shortly after his arrival at Medina. ‘A’ishah was the only one of his wives who had not been previously married; and she remained his favorite to the end. After his death she exercised great influence over the Moslems. In his married life, as well as in his religious life, a change seems to have come over Mohammed after his removal to Medina. In the space of ten years he took twelve or thirteen wives and had several concubines: even the faithful were scandalized, and the prophet had to resort to alleged special revelations from God to justify his conduct. Such was the case when he wished to marry Zainab, the wife of his adopted son Zaid. Two of his wives were Jewesses: one was the beautiful Riḥanah of the Banu Ḳuraiẓa, whom he married immediately after the massacre of her husband and other relatives; the other was Safya, the wife of Kinanah, whom, as stated above, Mohammed married on the battle-field of Khaibar. None of these wives bore him any children. Mohammed built little huts for his wives adjoining the mosque at Medina, each wife having her own apartment. At his death there were nine of these apartments, corresponding to the number of his wives living at that time. Mohammed’s daughter Faṭimah, by Ḥadijah, married Ali and became the mother of Ḥasan and Ḥusain. The last three years of Mohammed’s life were marked by a steady increase of power. In the eighth year of the Hegira (630) he entered the city of Mecca as a conqueror, showing great forbearance toward his old enemies. This event decided his eventual supremacy over the whole of Arabia. Other conquests extended his authority to the Syrian frontier and as far south as Ṭa’if; and in the following years embassies poured in from the different parts of the peninsula bringing the submission of the various tribes. Mohammed’s death occurred in the eleventh year of the Hegira, after he had been ill with a fever for over a week. He was buried where he died, in the apartment of ‘A’ishah; and the spot is now a place of pilgrimage. Bibliography: • Grimme, Mohammed; • M. Hartmann, in Allg. Zeit. des Jud. lviii. 66-68, 79-80, 89-92, 102-104; • Ibn Hisham, Das Leben Mohammeds, ed. Wüstenfeld, Göttingen, 1858; • W. Muir, The Life of Mahomet, London, 1877; • A. Sprenger, Das Leben und die Lehre des Mohammad, Berlin, 1869. • See also Islam; Koran. ALLAH’S ARITHMETIC: 54 INTO 9 GOES NICELY THE WANKING PERVERT FROM MECCA A marriage is engaged in by 2 consenting adults. Do you really believe a 6 year old child would desire to marry a 51 year old man? Do you think that is what she would choose? Do you think a 9 year old girl would desire to have sex with a 54 year old? The thought of an old man becoming aroused by a child is one of the most disturbing thoughts that makes us cringe as it reminds us of pedophilia and the most despicable people. It is difficult to accept that the “Holy Prophet” of Mecca married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and WANKED BETWEEN HER THIGHS FOR 3 YEARS and consummated/RAPED her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old. HOW TO THIGH & GET HIGH Now let us see how thighing is practiced on a female child & who began this evil practice. According to an official Fatwa issued in Saudi Arabia, the prophet Muhammad began to practice thighing his child-bride, Aisha when she was 6 years old until she reached 9 years of age (Fatwa No. 31409). The hadith mentioned the prophet Muhammad started performing literal sex with Aisha ONLY when she reached the age of 9 (Sahih al-Bukhari, book 62, hadith No. 89). Muslim scholars collectively agree, a child becomes an adult, available for sexual intercourse as soon as she reaches the age of nine. Likewise, the Shari’a allows any of the faithful to marry a six-year-old child. According to the fatwa, the prophet Muhammad could not have sex with his fiancée, Aisha when she was six due to her small size & age. However, the fatwa said that at age six, he would put his penis between her thighs and massage it gently because he did not want to harm her. Imagine a man of 51 removing the clothes of a 6-year-old girl and slipping his erect penis between her thighs, rubbing her until he ejaculated and his semen ran down her thighs. To this day, this is considered a benevolent act on the part of the adult male “not wanting to harm her.” What harm could be inflicted upon a young girl mentally and emotionally if not a grown man showing her his penis and stripping her of her clothes and rubbing his male organ between her legs? Of course the twisted mind that does such an evil to a female child, would not hesitate to ejaculate on her body. And if this sexually perverted evil frame of mind committed such an act upon a child, the pedophile would not stop at ejaculating on her. His evil desire would go further and rape the child before she was a mature adult. This is exactly what Muhammad did to Aisha when she was yet a child of 9. Before she reached puberty, he began to have sex with her. Let us see what the fatwa said about the prophet of Islam and his child-bride, Aisha.”Praise be to Allah and peace be upon the one after whom there is no [further] prophet. After the permanent committee for the scientific research and fatwas (religious decrees) reviewed the question presented to the grand Mufti Abu Abdullah Muhammad Al-Shamari, with reference number 1809 issued on 3/8/1421(Islamic calendar). The inquirer asked the following: ‘It has become wide spread these days, and especially during weddings, the habit of mufakhathat of the children (mufakhathat literally translated means “placing between the thighs of children” which means placing the male erected penis between the thighs of a child). What is the opinion of scholars knowing full well that the prophet, the peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, also practiced the “thighing” of Aisha – the mother of believers ?’ After the committee studied the issue, they gave the following reply: ‘It has not been the practice of the Muslims throughout the centuries to resort to this unlawful practice that has come to our countries from pornographic movies that the kofar (infidels) and enemies of Islam send. As for the Prophet, peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, thighing his fiancée Aisha. She was six years of age and he could not have intercourse with her due to her small age. That is why the prophet peace and prayers of Allah be upon him placed his penis between her thighs and massaged it lightly, as the apostle of Allah had control of his penis not like other believers\'” (Fatwa No. 31409). Thighing of children is practiced in many Arab and Muslim countries, notably in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, and the Gulf countries. Also evil practices like altamatu’a bil almuka’aba (pleasure from sexual contact with her breasts), altamatu’a bil alsagirah (pleasure from sexual contact with a baby girl), altamatu’a bil alradi’ah, (pleasure from sexual contact with a suckling female infant), (Reported by Baharini Women’s Rights Activist, Ghada Jamshir) AISHA WASHING SEMEN FROM MUHAMMAD’S CLOTHES From the Hadith of Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229: Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible). Volume 1, Book 4, Number 231: Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar: I asked ‘Aisha about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayer while water spots were still visible. ” Volume 1, Book 4, Number 232: Narrated ‘Amr bin Maimun: I heard Sulaiman bin Yasar talking about the clothes soiled with semen. He said that ‘Aisha had said, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayers while water spots were still visible on them. Volume 1, Book 4, Number 233: Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet and even then I used to notice one or more spots on them. From the Hadith of Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229: Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible). Volume 1, Book 4, Number 230: Narrated ‘Aisha: as above (229). Volume 1, Book 4, Number 231: Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar: I asked ‘Aisha about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayer while water spots were still visible. ” Volume 1, Book 4, Number 232: Narrated ‘Amr bin Maimun: I heard Sulaiman bin Yasar talking about the clothes soiled with semen. He said that ‘Aisha had said, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayers while water spots were still visible on them. Volume 1, Book 4, Number 233: Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet and even then I used to notice one or more spots on them. MUHAMMAD RESERVED BABY AISHA FOR HIMSELF, BECAUSE SHE WAS A VIRGIN & HE WANTED A VIRGIN. Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 7, book 62, number 17 Narrated jabir bin ‘abdullah: When I got married, Allah’s apostle said to me, “what type of lady have you married?” I replied, “I have married a matron.” he said, “why, don’t you have a liking for the virgins and for fondling them?” Jabir also said: Allah’s apostle said, “why didn’t you marry a young girl so that you might play with her and she with you?” Hence, Muhammad’s comments indicate that his reason for marrying Aisha while a young virgin is so that he could fondle and sexually play with her! AISHA WAS NOT THE ONLY BABY GIRL MUHAMMAD FANTASIZED ABOUT In the classic history, Sirat
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    • Today is another nice day for some Pearls of BE GOOD, DO GOOD :(1)

      Become an interesting Character!

      How can you be liked wherever you go??

      First, you must possess the “positive principles” laid herein.
      Next, YOU should know HOW to become imaginative, creative and truthful with a touch of humour in your nature and SHARE VIEWS:

      • Imaginative – learn through reading more. You will be able to give constructive, meaningful ideas.
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      • Today is another nice day for some Pearls of BE GOOD, DO GOOD :(2)

        Erase unwanted memory

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          “I am short,..I am cripple,..blah,.. …..blah……blah”

          We are born of different shapes & sizes. Some of us are Cripples.

          So, we should not be ashamed of our physical lacking and inabilities due to that. It is not our fault. We were born to be thus and not otherwise.

          Cripples – have to be respected and loved.

          They are not inferior to the others as they have a right to live.
          Personally, physical gaps should not give mental tantrums!

          Why waste your precious Time with,
          “I am short, ..I am a cripple…blah ,…blah” ?
          Say, ‘I was born to be so and if my physique cannot be improved then let it be’.

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            Over – indulge!

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            Feed your precious lungs with the filthy tar and nicotine!!
            When that tar stays in our air-sacks for long, it pierces holes which bring about cancer.
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    • Indian-origin man charged with rape of minor in Australia!

      Sydney: An Indian-origin man was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in the Australian state of New South Wales, a media report said on Sunday.

      Police told a court in Sydney on Saturday that Surendra Chowdhry, 57, allegedly tied the girl’s hands behind her back and then raped her in Sydney on New Year’s day in 2013, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.

      Chowdhry wanted to “resolve the matter within the family”, the report added.

      Police said the victim’s father also expressed the desire to “bypass police and the judicial process”.

      The magistrate refused him bail and remanded him in custody.

      Was he a Muslim???

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        Human Terrain Team (HTT) AF-6
        Research Update and Findings
        PASHTUN SEXUALITY

        Background
        The Human Terrain Team AF-6, assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion and co-located with British forces in Lashkar Gah, has been requested by these forces to provide insight on Pashtun cultural traditions regarding male sexuality for reasons of enhanced baseline cultural understanding for improved interaction as well as any IO applicability.

        Methodology

        Because of the extremely sensitive nature of this investigation, traditional HTT techniques involving a directed research plan and series of interviews executed to generate, test, and confirm hypotheses are not feasible. Direct questioning of Pashtun male interviewees on the subject is further hindered by the female gender of the social scientist writing. Instead, findings here will be based upon field observations and interviews responses by Pashtun men which were revealing regarding the topic, although discovered through the lines of questioning of other investigations. As sexuality is an essential building block of all human interaction and culture, these incidences of insight have been abundant, even couched in other research goals.

        Secondary interviewees who have had extensive relevant interaction have been debriefed
        regarding their experiences. These include public health officers and medics who have treated a number of Pashtun men for sexual conditions, and other service members involved, like HTT, in relationship-building and interpersonal interaction.

        Extensive open-source journalistic and academic writings on the subject have been additionally consulted, some involving directly quoted answers from Pashtun interviewees. References are included for further examination.1

        Key Observations
        A culturally-contrived homosexuality (significantly not termed as such by its practitioners) appears to affect a far greater population base then some researchers would argue is attributable to natural inclination.

        1 Nevertheless, this work remains an informal paper written in a deployed field environment with the limited open-source resources available and without access to an academic library. The Human Terrain System’s Research Reach-back Center (RRC) may have additional resources on the topic.

        Some of its root causes lie in the severe segregation of women, the prohibitive cost of marriage within Pashtun tribal codes, and the depressed economic situation into which young Pashtun men are placed.

        • Other root causes include a long-standing cultural tradition in which boys are appreciated for physical beauty and apprenticed to older men for their sexual initiation.2 The fallout of this pattern of behavior over generations has a profound impact on Pashtun society and culture.

        • Homosexuality is strictly prohibited in Islam, but cultural interpretations of Islamic teaching prevalent in Pashtun areas of southern Afghanistan tacitly condone it in comparison to heterosexual relationships in several contexts.

        • Pashtun men are freer with companionship, affection, emotional and artistic expression, and the trust bred of familiarity with other men. They often lack the experience of these aspects of life with women.

        • This usurping of the female role may contribute to the alienation of women over generations, and their eventual relegation to extreme segregation and abuse.

        FINDINGS

        Military cultural awareness training for Afghanistan often emphasizes that the effeminate characteristics of male Pashtun interaction are to be considered “normal” and no indicator of a prevalence of homosexuality. This training is intended to prevent servicemembers from reacting with typically western shock or aversion to such displays. However, slightly more in-depth research points to the presence of a culturally-dependent homosexuality appearing to affect a far greater population base then some researchers would argue is attributable to natural inclination.

        To dismiss the existence of this dynamic out of desire to avoid western discomfort is to risk failing to comprehend an essential social force underlying Pashtun culture—one with a variety of potential implications upon the efficacy and applicability of ISAF efforts and on the long-term future of Afghan society.

        2 While researchers may argue whether this can rightly be termed abusive when seen through a lens from within the culture, it is not arguable that it involves a great imbalance of power and/or authority to the disadvantage of the boy involved. (For information regarding the sexual exploitation of boys as part of Taliban and private militia indoctrination of pre-teen fighters, see the New York Times article by Craig Smith regarding “Warlords and Pedophilia” and the Reuters article “Afghan Boy Dancers Sexually Abused by Former Warlords”—both referenced in “Further Reading.”)

        HTT is often approached for advice by US and British servicemembers who report encounters with men displaying apparently homosexual tenancies. These servicemembers are frequently confused in the interpretation of this behavior. The British newspaper article below may be written with an attempt at humor, yet the Marines quoted typify the reaction often seen in service members upon their initial encounters with Pashtun males. As HTT has observed with frequency while on patrols in Helmand and Kandahar provinces, these men are outwardly affectionate toward both one another and male ISAF members, are extremely gentle in their demeanor and touch, and have often taken great care in embellishing their personal appearance with fingernails dyed red, hair and beards hennaed in careful patterns, and eyes very occasionally subtly outlined.

        The article titled “Startled Marines Find Afghan Men All Made Up to See Them,” by Chris Stephen ran in the national newspaper The Scotsman on May 24, 2002. Not even in reference to the more heavily Pashtun southern areas of Afghanistan, it read:

        In Baghram, British Marines returning from an operation deep in the Afghan mountains spoke last night of an alarming new threat—being propositioned by swarms of gay local farmers. An Arbroath Marine, James Fletcher, said: ‘They were more terrifying than the al-Qaeda. One bloke who had painted toenails was offering to paint ours. They go about hand in hand, mincing around the village.’ While the Marines failed to find any al-Qaeda during the seven-day Operation Condor, they were propositioned by dozens of men in villages the troops were ordered to search.

        Another interviewee in the article, a Marine in his 20’s, stated, “It was hell… Every village we went into we got a group of men wearing make-up coming up, stroking our hair and cheeks and making kissing noises.” Beyond reacting to the unusual sight of made-up men, which one can readily accept as a style unique to a different culture, these Marines appear to have no doubt that they were being sexually propositioned.

        One of the primary and obvious causes of this cultural tendency toward sexual expression between males is Pashtun society’s extremely limited access to women. Heterosexual relationships are only allowable within the bounds of marriage, and Pashtun honor demands that a man be able to demonstrate his ability to support a wife and family, as well as produce abundant wedding-gifts for the bride and her parents, before he is allowed to marry. Therefore, given the economic situation of most young Pashtun men and the current state of employment and agriculture within the Pashtun regions of Afghanistan, marriage becomes a nearly unattainable possibility for many.

        A controversial Los Angeles Times article highlighted this issue and featured an interview with a young Afgan man whose situation was typical of this circumstance:

        In his 29 years, Mohammed Daud has seen the faces of perhaps 200 women. A few dozen were family members. The rest were glimpses stolen when he should not have been looking and the women were caught without their face-shrouding burkas. “How can you fall in love with a girl if you can’t see her face?” he asks.

        Daud is unmarried and has sex only with men and boys. But he does not consider himself homosexual, at least not in the Western sense. “I like boys, but I like girls better,” he says. “It’s just that we can’t see the women to see if they are beautiful. But we can see the boys, and so we can tell which of them is beautiful.”3

        Daud’s insistence that his behavior should not label him as homosexual is the next important point in understanding the nature of this dynamic, and opens the doors to a complex interrelationship between Islam and its cultural interpretations. Even men who practice homosexuality exclusively are not labeled by themselves or their counterparts as homosexual.

        3 Maura Reynolds, “Kandahar’s Lightly Veiled Homosexual Habits” (Los Angeles Times, 3 April 2002).

        To identify as such is to admit an enormous sin in Islam—one punishable by death under the Taliban and one that would result in severe tribal and familial ostracization today.4 However, it appears to be the label, not the action or the preference, that poses the greatest problem.

        In the context of rural southern Afghanistan, the relationship between Islam (here defined as the teachings of Prophet Mohammed as expressed in the Koran) and what is believed about Islam by the local faithful can contain vast differences. This is in great part due to a barrier in language and education. Not generally able to understand Arabic, the language of the Koran which is not to be translated, the Muslim faithful of southern Afghanistan rely on the teaching and interpretation of local Mullahs to inform them of what the Koran says. The more rural the area, the far less likely it becomes that even the Mullah himself understands Arabic5 and the more likely that what is taught is based upon local cultural tradition, independent of Islam itself.

        Homosexuality is strictly prohibited in Islam, but cultural interpretations of Islamic teaching prevalent in the area tacitly condone it in comparison to heterosexual relationships.

        A typical expression, echoed by a number of authors and interviewees, is that homosexuality is indeed prohibited within Islam, warranting great shame and condemnation.

        However, homosexuality is then narrowly and specifically defined as the love of another man.
        Loving a man would therefore be unacceptable and a major sin within this cultural interpretation

        4 A punishment of death for individuals publicly labeled as homosexuals remains a possibility even now, outside of Taliban rule, if enforced by extremist family or tribe members. Familiar recent news highlighted the situation of the young Afghan actor who portrayed a victim of male-upon-male rape in the film The Kite Runner. He had to be removed from the country due to death threats.

        5 Reading and understanding Koranic Arabic are two very different things. Muslims around the world, regardless of their linguistic background, are educated in religious schools to be able to read and recite the Arabic of the Koran. That is, they are taught to recognize, pronounce, and memorize the words in order. However, even this education does not teach students the meanings of the Arabic words they memorize. Students who do not natively speak Arabic, like those of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, etc., remain dependent on teachers to interpret what is written for them, and these interpretations vary greatly dependent on the culture and agenda of the teachers.

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        of Islam, but using another man for sexual gratification would be regarded as a foible6—undesirable but far preferable to sex with a ineligible woman, which in the context of Pashtun honor, would likely result in issues of revenge and honor killings. These killings are a Pashtun, not Islamic requirement, although the two tend to become inexorably bound in the minds of rural villagers.7 Similarly, the social circumstance that has made women foreign and unavailable (excessive veiling, segregation, and exclusion from public life) is generally also attributed to Islam in Pashtun communities, but is in itself a cultural construct, passed and exaggerated through local tradition.

        Another example of cultural misinterpretations of Islamic tenants, bent to support homosexuality over heterosexuality, comes from a U.S. Army medic completing a year-long tour in a rural area of Kandahar province.8 She and her male colleagues were approached by a local gentleman seeking advice on how his wife could become pregnant. When it was explained to him what was necessary, he reacted with disgust and asked “How could one feel desire to be with a woman, who God has made unclean, when one could be with a man, who is clean? Surely this must be wrong.”

        The religious basis for his statement lies in the Islamic regulation that women are ritually unclean for participation in prayer while on their monthly cycle. In the Koran, his tenant does not extend to imply that women are unclean or unapproachable otherwise. However, local cultural interpretations have created the passionately if erroneously held belief that women are

        6 Here a religion that prioritizes love and the fair treatment of others is turned on its head and made to condemn love as the greater sin but to tolerate the selfish use and potential abuse of another person as a pecadillo.
        7 From HTT interview dated 28 June 2009, regarding the relationship between Pashtunwali and Islam.
        8 From HTT interview dated 30 May 2009. Because of the nature of the details later revealed, the interviewee’s name, specific location, and unit details are withheld to protect the anonymity of DoD employee patients.
        Further details are available from HTT upon request.

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        physically undesirable. Interestingly, the Koran specifies a number of physical circumstances under which a man can be rendered ritually unclean, but none of these are extended to the belief that he is unclean or undesirable in general. Therefore, it seems possible that such interpretations of Islam are at some point picked and chosen to support already-held beliefs or tendencies.

        Interestingly, the same medics treated an outbreak of gonorrhea among the local national interpreters on their camp. Approximately 12 of the nearly 20 young male interpreters present in the camp had contracted the disease, and most had done so anally. This is a merely anecdotal observation and far too small of a sample size to make any generalizations regarding the actual prevalence of homosexual activity region-wide.9 However, given the difficulty in procuring such data, it may serve as some indicator.10
        Of greatest interest here, however, is the way the men reacted to the education offered them so as to avoid the disease in the future. They insisted that they could not have caught the disease sexually because they were not homosexuals—important evidence of the rejection of the label regardless of the actual activities in which a man engages. Instead, they concluded that it was the result of mixing green and black tea, which became a running joke throughout the camp.
        They also continued to return for treatment after re-contracting the condition, having not believed

        9 Another medical professional’s estimate of homosexual prevalence is featured in Reynolds’ Los Angeles Times article (op. cit.). It reads:
        It’s not only religious authorities who describe homosexual sex as common among the Pashtuns. Dr. Mohammed Nasem Zafar, a professor at Kandahar Medical College, estimates that about 50% of the city’s male residents have sex with men or boys at some point in their lives. He says the prime age at which boys are attractive to men is from 12 to 16–before their beards grow in. The adolescents sometimes develop medical problems, which he sees in his practice, such as sexually transmitted diseases and sphincter incontinence. So far, the doctor said, AIDS does not seem to be a problem in Afghanistan, probably because the country is so isolated.
        10 These men were also openly observed to simultaneously share the same cots within their sleeping quarters, and did not appear to feel the need to hide or disguise this fact. Again, it appears to be only the label of homosexuality that causes them discomfort.

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        or heeded the instruction they received.
        However, beyond the issues of poverty, segregation, and tacit cultural approval which
        apparently contribute to the prevalence of consensual sex among adult men, there seem to be darker underlying dynamics additionally at play. To begin illustrating these, HTT turns to a field experience in which a principle interviewee was a boy in his very early teens. His circumstance, combined with the nonverbal reaction of his adult male companions to the women interviewers present, was revealing regarding the social and cultural factors underlying the exchange. The following is quoted directly from HTT field notes of the incident:

        Upon arrival at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, HTT was initially limited in its ability to conduct research with foot patrols and therefore sought to engage Afghan truck drivers who came on to the base for general atmospheric information. For the most part, such drivers are staunch allies who take enormous risks, as it is publicly evident that they assist American and Coalition Forces, and they frequently face reprisals from insurgent fighters.
        Also to be noted is the fact that truck drivers are highly cosmopolitan in comparison to most rural Afghan populations, as they have seen and traveled within many regions, to include western-influenced metropolitan areas. It should be anticipated that they would be therefore less likely to display local Pashtun resistance to the open and public presence of women.

        On day one, HTT met only a group of four or five truck drivers, all of whom were from Helmand, living approximately 50 miles away from the camp. The most striking interviewee was a boy, about 12-14 years old, traveling with a group of older men. He spoke English beautifully, Dari beautifully, Pashto with apparent fluency, and when asked about other languages he knew, said he also spoke Urdu.11 This was an absolutely brilliant child.

        Asked why he was traveling with the other men, they identified him as their ‘little mechanic’ and said he could repair any problems they had on the road.
        This added greatly to the already very strong impression of the intelligence of this child. The boy told HTT that he was traveling with his brother, an older truck driver, and that their truck had been hit by an insurgent rocket on their way in. (He

        11 These linguistic abilities were confirmed by a fluent Dari speaker who was an HTT member at the time.

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        was proud to point out the location of impact.) The referenced brother was not present. The boy also explained that while their time on the road could be shortened, they take a circuitous route to the FOB, lasting about 10 days, in an attempt to throw off or avoid Taliban attacks.

        I was deeply impressed with the boy, yet experienced a sense of wariness from the men who combined looks of distaste among themselves with slightly-too slow requisite politeness toward the two female HTT members present. They had no such apparent problem with the male Human Terrain Analyst or Team Leader. The latter of the two approached in a U.S. Military uniform.12

        Therefore, the reaction of the interviewees appeared to be an issue regarding females, rather than an issue regarding Americans or the American Military. Nevertheless, I left the interview uplifted thinking that the future of Afghanistan was in the hands of brilliant, brave children like this.13

        This incident was later re-examined in conversation with a group of American interviewees who together and individually spoke with many, many years experience working directly with the culture in country.14 They reminded me that one of the country’s favorite sayings is “women are for children, boys are for pleasure.” One the interviewees shared stories of how groups of men, i.e. shepherding parties, would always travel with one boy “for fun.”

        Sadly, the talented young mechanic came immediately to mind. HTT produced a picture of him with the group of drivers, and the interviewees were quite confident that their worst suspicions were correct. One interviewee then told the story of a time he found a 14-year-old boy quite literally in the hands of a group of Afghan security guards under his command. He physically fought the guards to free the boy and drove him back to Kabul, hours away, returning him home to his family, from whom he had apparently been forcibly taken in order to travel with the guards.

        12 Further regarding appearances for future reference, both female HTT members were well-covered in their attire, including long sleeves and pant legs. My own hair was covered with a scarf, while my female colleague’s hair was worn long and down. This may or may not have affected matters, as the men present regarded us both with equal apparent distaste.

        13 From HTT personal field notes dated 5 May 2009.

        14 HTT interview dated 11 May 2009 conducted at Kandahar Airfield, with former USPI employees. Their previous experience included providing security for the building of the Ring Road over the many years of its construction, and working and living with locally-hired Afghan security details for highly extended periods.

        While in many areas of southern Afghanistan such treatment of boys appears to be shrouded in some sense of secrecy, in Kandahar it constitutes an openly celebrated cultural tradition. Kandahar’s long artistic and poetic tradition idolizes the pre-pubescent “beardless boy” as the icon of physical beauty. 19th-century British authors report their observations of Pashtun fighters singing poetic “odes of their longing for young boys.”15 The Los Angeles Times author cited earlier notes this tradition as alive and well in very recent literature:

        A popular poem by Syed Abdul Khaliq Agha, who died last year, notes Kandahar’s special reputation. ‘Kandahar has beautiful halekon,’ the poem goes.

        They have black eyes and white cheeks.16

        Further, even the newly re-emerging musical nightlife of southern Afghan cities idolizes
        immature. While these performers themselves may be quite innocent, the reputation of their availability to patrons of the establishments at which they perform is difficult to
        dispel.17

        Known frequently as halekon, ashna, or bacha bereesh,18 “beautiful” beardless boys are coveted, almost as possessions, by men of status and position for sexual relationships. Further, the more attractive or talented the boy is deemed, the more his presence elevates the status of his patron. In the article “Afghan Boy Dancers Sexually Abused by Former Warlords,” various interviewees state the following:19

        ‘Everyone tries to have the best, most handsome and good-looking boy,’ said a

        15 Smith, Craig. Op cit.
        16 Reynolds, Maura. Op cit.
        17 Nick Meo, “The Boy Singers of Kabul” (Moby Capital Updates, 12 April 2005).
        18 The titles translate roughly as “gorgeous youths,” “boy loves,” and “boys without beards.”
        19 Anonymous, “Afghan Boy Dancers Sexually Abused by Former Warlords” (Reuters News Service, 18 Nov
        2007). Interestingly, this article features the phenomenon as it takes place in several other areas of Afghanistan.

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        former mujahideen commander, who declined to be named.
        ‘Sometimes we gather and make our boys dance and whoever wins, his boy will be the best boy.’ Former mujahideen commanders hold such parties in and around Pul-e Khumri about once a week.
        ‘Having a boy has become a custom for us. Whoever wants to show off, should have a boy,’ said Enayatullah, a 42-year-old landowner in Baghlan province.

        A key feature of this relationship, slightly different form the homosexuality practiced by men with other grown men who have limited access to women addressed earlier, is its more coercive nature rooted in an imbalance of power (economic, rank-associated, status/age-associated, etc.) between the parties involved. According to one observer:

        An apparent distinction seems evident in this particular Kandahar variation… The dating and courtship appears more coercive, more opportunistic and seems to take advantage of younger guys who almost have no other choice than to accept the money or gifts from bigger and more powerful ‘commanders’ whose bit of authority is bestowed by their gang-member status, their guns and the shattered legal/police system. 20

        Even where the halekon tradition is not “celebrated” per se, it appears to underlie a number of Pashtun social structures, most notably the recruitment of very young “soldiers” by commanders of paramilitary groups. (This is so much true even today, that current law prohibits “beardless boys” living in Afghan military and police stations.21) This in turn fits under the traditional warrior ethos which defines the role of men within Pashtun culture. This dynamic played a major role in the functioning of the warlord culture that preceded the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

        20 Dr. Richard Ammon, a clinical psychologist who maintains an internet database on worldwide homosexual culture at globalgayz.com, posted an interview containing this quotation. The article is titled “Interview with Michael Luongo on his return from ‘gay Afghanistan'” and was posted in July of 2004. Micheal Luongo is in turn a recognized researcher of gay culture in non-western societies and author of the book Gay Travels in the Muslim World. Both the interview and the book are referenced in “Further Reading.”
        21 Smith, Craig, op. cit. Also noted in the Wikipedia article at http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_rights_in_Afghanistan and the Sodomy Laws Database, edited by Bob Summersgill, at
        http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/afghanistan/afnews009.htm.

        By some accounts, the first incident that brought Mullah Omar and the Taliban to prominence in the eyes of the Pashtun people actually involved a dispute between two warlords over a particularly attractive halekon. This dispute took the pedophilia of the warlords to such an extreme that the locals themselves were repulsed and happy to embrace a force of reform. Tim Reid, in The Times of London writes:

        In the summer of 1994, a few months before the Taliban took control of the city, two commanders confronted each other over a young boy whom they both wanted to sodomize. In the ensuing fight civilians were killed. Omar’s group freed the boy and appeals began flooding in for Omar to help in other disputes. By November, Omar and his Taliban were Kandahar’s new rulers. Despite the Taliban’s disdain for women, and the bizarre penchant of many for eyeliner, Omar immediately suppressed homosexuality.22

        Perhaps “repressed” homosexuality would be a more apt statement, as the cultural tendency has not disappeared. However, open displays of homosexuality, in which the label of homosexuality could not be denied, became publicly punishable by crude executions under the Taliban. Now, in the absence of this possibility, the underlying cultural traditions appear to be returning to visible life with greater freedom.

        Now that Taliban rule is over in Mullah Omar’s former southern stronghold, it is not only televisions, kites and razors which have begun to emerge. Visible again, too, are men with their ‘ashna’, or beloveds: young boys they have groomed for sex. Kandahar’s Pashtuns have been notorious for their homosexuality for centuries, particularly their fondness for naive young boys. Before the Taliban arrived in 1994, the streets were filled with teenagers and their sugar daddies, flaunting their relationship. It is called the homosexual capital of south Asia.

        Such is the Pashtun obsession with sodomy – locals tell you that birds fly over the city using only one wing, the other covering their posterior – that the rape of young boys by warlords was one of the key factors in Mullah Omar mobilizing the Taliban.23

        However, the Taliban should not be viewed as free of the culture and tradition of

        22 Tim Reid, “Kandahar Comes out of the Closet” (The Times of London, 12 January 2002).
        23 Ibid.

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        homosexuality of the Pashtun world of which it is a part. Writers have argued that even within the Taliban, the tradition of halekon and the isolation of boys from the influence of family while they are assumed into the identity of a fighting group in which they are also sexually objectified and abused, is precisely what occurred with prevalence behind the walls of the madrasas. The now-iconic Los Angeles Times article on the issue states:

        …many accuse the Taliban of hypocrisy on the issue of homosexuality. ‘The Taliban had halekon, but they kept it secret,” says one anti-Taliban commander, who is rumored to keep two halekon. ‘They hid their halekon in their madrasas,’ or religious schools.24

        Whatever the source, there is frequently the risk that Pashtun boys will face a set of experiences that mold their beliefs regarding sexuality as adults in ways that are ultimately damaging, both to themselves and to Afghan society. It appears that this set of experiences becomes cyclical, affecting generations, and that his cycle that has existed long enough to affect the underpinnings of Afghan culture itself.
        From these findings, a model of this cycle might be ventured. It seems the cycle begins in isolation from the experience of women’s companionship and the replacement of such companionship with men. Significantly, in the case of Taliban madrasas, many boys spend their formative years without even the influence of motherhood in their lives.25 Women are foreign, and categorized by religious teachers as, at best, unclean or undesirable.26 It is then probable that the male companionship that a boy has known takes a sinister turn, in the form of the expression of pedophilia from the men that surround him. Such abuse would most likely result in a sense of outrage or anger, but anger that can not possibly be directed at the only source of companionship

        24 Reynolds, Maura, op. cit.
        25 This is often due to orphanhood or family separation because of refugee circumstances.
        26 At worst, women are categorized by such leaders as associated with evil—not unlike many Christian teachings over the years, emphasizing Eve’s role in man’s downfall.

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        and emotional support a boy knows, and on which he remains dependent. This anger may very well be then directed at the foreign object—women—resulting in the misogyny typical of Pashtun Islamism. Men and boys therefore remain the object of affection and security for these boys as they grow into men themselves, and the cycle is repeated.

        The fallout from this cycle affects both genders, and could possibly be a part of what leads to violence against women and women’s suppression in Pashtun culture. If women are no longer the source of companionship or sexual desire, they become increasingly and threateningly foreign. Two initial findings add to the cycle of male isolation from women. One, put forward by the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Farah Province,27 who conducted regular round-table discussions with local women, is that boys, even when raised in the home, are separated from their mothers’ care around the age of 7 and are considered the charge of their fathers.

        Another, more complex phenomena, highlighted in the Los Angeles Times article as well as the Reuters article28 and others, is that men who take on a halekon often attempt to integrate the boy into their families by marrying him to a daughter when the boy is no longer young enough to play the “beardless” role. This maintains the love relationship between the father and son-in-law which inevitably makes difficult the establishment of a normal relationship with the wife. The once-halekon becomes a father with his new wife, and then begins to seek a teenage

        27 Taken from the non-published notes of the “Women’s Engagement Binder” available at the PRT, and followed up upon by interview with former discussion leaders. USAID has taken leadership on the women’s development front in Farah province, and can provide further information on request. The specific notes, titled “Women’s Development Ideas,” state:

        Though Islamic law stipulates rights to women, in the countryside it ranks behind customary/tribal law which is extremely harsh to women (think village honor code). Add Afghan superstitions and women take the brunt of it. A final influence is the community—for example once a boy reaches the age of 7, he is taken away from his mother and raised by his father. Mothers in law do not help in this process and are generally quite harsh to the younger ladies in a house.

        28 Reynolds, Maura. op cit. Anonymous author for Reuters, op. cit.

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        boy with whom he can play the “bearded” role. The children born to this father inevitably register the nature of their mother’s marginalized role. When to this is added the further isolation that occurs when boys are groomed for the halekon role by fighting groups or madrasas, it becomes almost unimaginable that boys would learn to form a normal and familiar attachment to a woman.29

        Talibs and halekon of fighters and other powerful men, when kept from the one universally nurturing experience of women—their mothers—are left with no way to relate to females whatsoever, and therefore no way to counter the negative labels assigned to women. While these men are excessively mild toward each other, the opposite side to the coin is a tendency to aggression toward women. HTT can again cite anecdotal but personal field experience which typified the way in which the behavior patterns of men, gentle toward one another, can turn quite opposite toward women, and the way these behaviors are imitated and transmitted to the next generation of men. The following took place on patrol in the Maywand district of Kandahar province:

        29 This state of affairs perhaps made most evident in the words of the halekon themselves, featured in the article “Afghan Boy Dancers Sexually Abused by Former Warlords” cited in “Further Reading.”
        ‘I was only 14-years-old when a former Uzbek commander forced me to have sex with him,’ said Shir Mohammad in Sar-e Pol province. ‘Later, I quit my family and became his secretary. I have been with him for 10 years, I am now grown up, but he still loves me and I sleep with him.’

        Ahmad Jawad, aged 17, has been with a wealthy landowner for the past two years.

        ‘I am used to it. I love my lord. I love to dance and act like a woman and play with my owner,’ he said.
        Asked what he would do when he got older, he said: ‘Once I grow up, I will be an owner and I will have my own boys.’

        But Shir Mohammad, at 24, was already getting too old to be a dancing boy. ‘I am grown up now and do not have the beauty of former years. So, I proposed to marry my lord’s daughter and he has agreed to it.’

        Upon exiting the Mullah’s compound, I was confronted with an irate neighbor—a man in middle-age, clean and apparently relatively wealthy in appearance… He expressed his horror that I, a woman, was present with the patrol. He would not make eye contact with me or shake my hand, but instead only referred to me with angry gestures. I maintained a respectful distance while he sat nearby to engage the men of the patrol.

        When formally addressing the men, his demeanor changed. He shook hands with each, with every display of gentleness and respect. The traditional first handshake between Pashtun men grips only the first joints of the fingers, and he used this with each, along with much bowing. It was explained to him that I was present in order that men would not enter a compound where women might be seen, and he was significantly appeased…

        After this conversation, as the group said their goodbyes and began to move away, the neighbor approached me and extended his hand. I took this to be an invitation to a handshake, offered now that he understood that I was there out of respect for the traditions of his culture rather than in an attempt to disrupt them. When I offered my hand, he took it in a crushing grip and with unexpected strength bent my wrist back into a painful joint lock.

        I ultimately wrenched myself from his grip, and as I sought to rejoin my patrol, I was mobbed by the village boys, who I had previously showered with gifts of candy and school necessities, led by the neighbor’s oldest son. This boy appeared to be approximately 11 years old. Grabbing my arm, he attempted to practice the same maneuver his father had demonstrated, to the delight and cheers of the younger boys.

        The noise of the children caught the attention of our American interpreter, who returned and scolded them for their behavior. He attempted to shame them by asking “is this the way you would behave at home?” The oldest boy proudly answered that it was, indicating that his mother and sisters were treated with the same violence and disdain. While the encounter with the father hurt my wrist, the encounter with his sons broke my heart.30

        In conclusion, due to both cultural restrictions and generational cycles of certain experiences, Pashtun men are freer with companionship, affection, emotional expression, and the trust bred of familiarity with other men. They often lack the experience of these aspects of life with women. This usurping of the female role may contribute to the alienation of women over

        30 From HTT Personal Field Notes dated 15 May 2009.

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        generations, and their eventual relegation to extreme segregation and abuse. If ever the cycle of abuse is to be broken and the Pashtun culture heal itself from its wounds, which continue to fester in patterns of violence and conflict, the role of women as mothers and companions may be key.

        FOR FURTHER READING:

        • Anonymous. “Afghan Boy Dancers Sexually Abused by Former Warlords.” Reuters
        News Service 18 Nov 2007.

        • Ammon, Dr. Richard. “Interview with Michael Luongo on his Return from ‘Gay
        Afghanistan’.” Gay Afghanistan, After the Taliban: Homosexuality as Tradition. Updated
        2004. 29 July 2009.

        • Baer, Brian James. “Kandahar: Closely watched Pashtuns—A Critique of Western
        Journalists’ Reporting Bias About ‘Gay Kandahar’.” Gay and Lesbian Review March-
        April 2003.

        • Chibbaro, Lou. “New Afghan Rulers Better for Gays?” The Washington Blade 21
        December 2001.

        • Foster, Peter. “Afghan Tribesman Faces Death for Wedding to Teenage Boy.” Sydney
        Morning Herald 07 October 2007.

        • Luongo, Michael T. Gay Travels in the Muslim World. Binghamton, NY: Harrington
        Park Press, 13 June 2007.

        • Meo, Nick. “The Boy Singers of Kabul.” Moby Capital Updates 12 April 2005.

        • Murray, Steven O. and Will Roscoe. Islamic Homosexualities: Culture History and
        Literature. New York, NY: NYU Press, 01 February 1997.

        • Reid, Tim. “Kandahar Comes out of the Closet.” The Times of London 12 January 2002.

        • Reynolds, Maura. “Kandahar’s Lightly Veiled Homosexual Habits.” The Los Angeles
        Times 03 April 2002.

        • Smith, Craig. “Shhh… It’s an Open Secret – Warlords and Pedophilia.” The New York
        Times 21 February 2002.

        • Steven, Chris. “Startled Marines find Afghan Men all Made Up to See Them.” The
        Scotsman 24 May 2002.

        • Summersgill, Bob, compiler. “Afghanistan Sodomy Laws.” The Sodomy Laws
        Database. Updated 2008. 29 July 2009.

        http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/afghanistan/afnews009.htm

        SODOMY & SUFISM IN AFGHANISTAN

        The reason a devout Muslim manwhore will hump male anythings, babies, kids, camels, goats, chairs, etc. with/without a slave-whore contract is that one of the ahadith about Mohammed below concerns the issue as to whether or not Muslimity condemns homosexuality, and the concensus of expert Muslimic authority is that this hadith proves that Muslimity DOES NOT condemn it, but, in point of fact – ADVOCATES IT.

        A Muslim man fell in love with this 4 year old girl. The guy decided to take the girl and speak to his father for approval, and then inshallah, get married. But when the father saw her, he was smitten by her, so much so that he told the guy “she is no good for you, so I will take her off your hands and I will marry her.” The guy in disbelief, started arguing with his father about who will marry the girl. Seeing no end to the argument, they both decided to take the matter to the local Imam so that he can sort out this problem and judge between them to see who is fit to marry her.

        So the father and son were discussing their problems with the Imam and they then introduced the girl to the Imam. The Imam, once he saw her lost his way of dealing justly and he told the father and son that she is no good for both of them, and that he will marry her to take her off their hands! So now the Imam, the son and the father were arguing about who will marry the girl, and once again, there was no end in sight to the argument. The Imam then suggested that they take the matter to the Amir so that he can deal justly in this matter between them.

        So the four set out to meet the Amir, and when they finally reached him they told him what was wrong, and when he saw the girl, he was also smitten, so much so that he told the three men who wanted to marry her that she is no good for them and that he will take her off their hands and get married to her! They then all started to argue about who will marry this girl.

        The girl seeing this was fed up with the arguing so she suggested something to all four of them. She said that she will run and run and run, and whoever can CATCH her will then be able to marry her. So all of them heard this and they deemed it to be an excellent solution to their arguing and problem.

        So the girl started running, and running, and running around in a circle , and then the four men began to run after her.

        The girl was so small that she disappeared into a cloud of dust.

        So happened they were all running in this circle around Mohammed’s tent.

        Mohammed came out to see what the commotion was all about.

        Reexited after retrieving his axe.

        On the way back in was heard beseeching the heavens….

        “Get off your ass, Allah. Got four faggots on the way.”

        It’s been a swirling controversy,,,

        Whether or not Muslimity condemns homosexuality depends on what exactly Allah was to get off his ass FOR

        Muslimic authority asserts that to send ’em on to hell Allah WOULD NOT have to get off his ass. Being omnipotent, Allah was perfectly capable of sending ’em on to hell sitting on his ass.

        So why did Mohammed order Allah off his ass.

        Must’ve been for something else.

        What was that something else?

        Which brings forth another Muslimic myth busted by this hadith.

        Allah LIKES pork.

        or at least being porked.
        Re: Sodomy and Sufism in Afghanistan
        by Wootah » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:35 pm
        http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c … 1F2Q9H.DTL

      • Lucky bin “brilliant Satan”, you said : “Loving a man would therefore be unacceptable and a major sin within this cultural interpretation”. Correct! That is what the Quran says.

        But what about the Western World? Isn’t the West promulgating to the extent of gay marriages?

        Why should the Pashtun’s sexuality be examined by the West through their own brain-child :(HTT) AF-6? What about their own homo tendencies…who studies that? You…thick head nincompoop?

        • YOU LOWEST OF ALL SCUM, A TAQIYYA LYING MOHAMMEDAN SCUMBAG!

          “Loving a BEARDLESS BOY would therefore be acceptable and a major HIGH within this cultural interpretation”.

          Correct!

          That is what the Quran & Mohammedans say!

          ISLAMIC CLERIC CONFIRMS ALL SUNNI MUSLIM MEN ARE SODOMITES

          You know how some people insult Muslims by calling them crude names that are the equivalents of sodomites and bestialists (butt- and goat-f**kers)? It turns out at least the sodomite insult is true! We have it straight from the mouth of none other than a Muslim cleric — a London-based Shiite cleric named Yasser Habib.

          ‘PERFUMED GARDEN’

          by Abu Nuwas:

          O the joy of sodomy!
          So now be sodomites, you Arabs.
          Turn not away from it–
          therein is wondrous pleasure.
          Take some coy lad with kiss-curls
          twisting on his temple
          and ride as he stands like some gazelle
          standing to her mate.
          A lad whom all can see girt with sword
          and belt not like your whore who has
          to go veiled.
          Make for smooth-faced boys and do your
          very best to mount them, for women are
          the mounts of the devils

          THIS IS REAL MOHAMMEDANISM:

          Surah 8:69: “But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good.” (Yusuf Ali)

          ISLAMIC QUESTION & ANSWER, ONLINE WITH MUFTI EBRAHIM DESAI, SOUTH AFRICA, ASK THE IMAM:

          “It may, superficially, appear distasteful to copulate with a woman who is not a man’s legal wife, but once Shariah makes something lawful, we have to accept it as lawful, whether it appeals to our taste, or not; and whether we know its underlying wisdom or not.”

          ALL SUNNI MUSLIMS ARE SODOMITES

          Satan Attends Every Childbirth; He Touches Every Infant
          Except for Mary and her Son Jesus, all babies cry during their birth, because Satan touches them… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.55.641)
          Whenever a child is born, Satan pricks it; that is why the child cries. Only Mary and Jesus were not pricked by Satan…(Sahih Muslim, 30.5837, 5838)
          Say prayer during sexual intercourse, and Satan will not touch your child…(Sahih Bukhari, 4.54.503

          ALL SUNNI MUSLIMS FINGER FC-KED BY SATAN AT BIRTH

          In a broadcast on the UK’s Fadak TV on May 24, 2012, Habib calmly and dispassionately asserts that all non-Shiite males — especially the Shiites’ Muslim rivals, the Sunnis — are sodomized at birth by the devil, and grow up to become “passive homosexuals”, i.e., the “bottom” of a homosexual pair who is penetrated in anal sex.

          EVEN MUTT & HIS COMPANIONS

          Islamic cleric confirms Muslim men really are sodomites
          You know how some people insult Muslims by calling them crude names that are the equivalents of sodomites and bestialists (butt- and goat-f**kers)? It turns out at least the sodomite insult is true! We have it straight from the mouth of none other than a Muslim cleric — a London-based Shiite cleric named Yasser Habib.
          In a broadcast on the UK’s Fadak TV on May 24, 2012, Habib calmly and dispassionately asserts that all non-Shiite males — especially the Shiites’ Muslim rivals, the Sunnis — are sodomized at birth by the devil, and grow up to become “passive homosexuals”, i.e., the “bottom” of a homosexual pair who is penetrated in anal sex.

          TRANSCRIPTION OF YASSER HABIB:

          “Anyone who consents to being called ‘Emir of the Believers’ is a passive homosexual. Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, for example, who willingly assumed this title, was, without a doubt, a passive homosexual. The same goes for the caliphs Othman Ibn Affan, Muawiyya, Yazid, and the rules and sultans of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties, as well as some of the rulers and sultans of our day and age.

          For example, the king of Morocco bears this title. This is how you know that he is a passive homosexual. This is in addition to the evidence revealed by Western media, which showed that the current king of Morocco is indeed a passive homosexual who belongs to the homosexual community. This was leaked from his palace by his assistants, his servants, and his ‘boys,’ whom he would penetrate and who would penetrate him. They fled to Europe, sought asylum, and exposed all this.

          Cleric Yasser Habib exposes Kalifa Umar as a Sodomite

          It is told (in the hadith) that Umar Ibn Al-Khattab had an anal disease, which could be cured only by semen. One should know that this is a well-known medical condition, which is also mentioned in sacred texts. Someone who, God forbid, has been penetrated in the anus, a worm grows within him, due to the semen discharged in him…
          A disease develops in his anus, and as a result, he cannot calm down, unless. he is penetrated again and again.

          The Shiites are undoubtedly protected from this disease, and from committing this abominable and hideous act. As for the Nasibis (who hated the prophet Muhammad’s family), they are definitely afflicted with this homosexuality.
          One of the devils is present at the birth of every human being. If Allah knows that the newborn is one of our Shiites, He fends off that devil, who cannot harm the newborn. But if the newborn is not one of our Shiites, the devil inserts his index finger into the anus of the newborn, who thus becomes a passive homosexual. If the newborn is not a Shiite, the devil inserts his index finger into this newborn’s anus, and when he grows up, he becomes a passive homosexual.

          If the newborn is a female, the devil inserts his index finger into her vagina, and she becomes a whore. At that moment, the newborn cries loudly, as he comes out of his mother’s womb. Note that some children cry normally at birth, while others cry loudly and incessantly. You should know that this is the work of that devil, according to this narration.”

          Islam is NOT a religion, but an insane political system and sex cult populated by the severely mentally impaired.”

          When cleric Yasser Habib “says ‘passive homosexual’, he is referring to the receptive, submissive, female-equivalent partner. Dominant, inserting male homosexual activity is universally accepted in Islam. He has no problem with that. It’s grown men ‘catching’ that he has a problem with.”

          DID UMAR LIVE WITH EFFEMINATE MEN?

          ( Section : Misdeed )

          QUESTION:

          May peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.

          We send our condolences to you for the remembrance of the martyrdom of the Greatest Truthful Lady Al-Zahra (may Allah’s blessings be upon her), and may the curse of Allah be upon Omar.

          Dear Sheikh, we want you to clarify this narration.

          Bukhari narrates in the Book of Hudud (i.e. punishments in which severe physical harm is caused to the body), in the chapter of “The expelment of the people of disobedience and the effeminate men”.

          Narrated on the authority of Ibn Abbas, who said:

          «The Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) cursed the effeminate men and the women who assumed the similitude (manners) of men. He said: “Expel them from your houses”, and he expelled such-and-such person, and Omar expelled such-and-such person.»

          Does this mean that there was an effeminate man who lived with Omar that was expelled by Omar later on?

          How true and authentic is this narration?

          Thank you very much.

          Ali

          ANSWER:

          In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds, and may blessings and peace be upon our Master, Mohammad, and his good and pure Family, and may the curse of Allah be upon all their enemies.

          Assalamu Alaikum,

          The Sheikh said:

          Yes, Omar used to have an effeminate man living in his house, and the reason is well-known.

          As for the effeminate man whom the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family), it was not the Prophet himself who let him enter his house, but rather it was Aisha who let him into her house without any permission from the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family). As soon as the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) discovered that he was in his house and that he was describing the female organ to Aisha; the Prophet expelled him and did not allow him to enter Medina except during Eid days.

          Our enemies acknowledge this fact. Ibn Hajar has narrated of Al-Baroudi through his chain of narrators on the authority of Abi-Bakr, son of Hafs, who said: «Aisha said to an effeminate man who was in Medina and who was called ‘Anna’: “Will you not lead us to a woman we can engage to Abdul-Rahman?” He said: “Yes.” Then he described for her a woman whom if one looks at her front, one can see four folded pieces of flesh, and if one looks at her back, one can see eight folded pieces of flesh (due to fatness).The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) heard him, and he said: “O Anna, get out of Medina and go to Hamraa’ul-Aswad, and let your home be there, and do not enter Medina except on those occasions during which the people have Eid.» [1]

          The 11th of Rajab, year 1431
          The office of Sheikh al-Habib in London

          [1] Al-Isaba fi Ma’rifat-ul-Sahaba, by Ibn Hajar, volume 1, page 284, and Amdat-ul-Qari fi Sharh’ Sahih-ul-Bukhari, by Badr-ul-Deen al-Ayni al-Hanafi, volume 20, page 215

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          MOHAMMEDANS SCREW ANY BIT OF ASS:

          ANIMAL LOVING MUSLIMS:

          ISLAM & ZOOPHILIA IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

          AFGHANISTAN

          In a society where homosexuals and adulterers are stoned to death for “sexual immorality” you would expect a similar outcome for someone caught having sex with an animal. Surprisingly this is not the case.
          An Afghan soldier was detained by police after being caught having sex with a donkey in southeastern Afghanistan, a police officer told AFP.

          The soldier was discovered with the donkey in an abandoned house in a small village of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, last week, a local police officer said.

          “He was caught in the act by a small boy who immediately told police about what he had seen and police arrested him in action,” the Gardez-based officer told AFP, requesting anonymity.

          The soldier claimed he committed the act because he did not have enough money to get married.
          After being caught with the donkey in a village about 100km south of the capital Kabul, he was jailed for four days and then released without charge.

          According to tradition in south and southeastern Afghanistan, a suitor must pay around $US5,000 ($A6,800) to the parents of the girl he wishes to marry.

          Soldier caught with his pants down
          The Age, March 16, 2004
          Could it be that the soldier was released without charge because there is nothing in the Qur’an that prohibits bestiality?

          PALESTINE

          In 1923, the Director of Health in the British Mandate government in Palestine sent out a questionnaire to his Principal Medical and Health Officers in the country, asking them to report on various sexual practices and attitudes among the Muslim Arab population.
          As a result, the British discovered that the Muslim Arabs engaged in bestiality.
          The Nablus officer finds sodomy and “similar vices” “not uncommon in some of the towns but less so in the villages where…bestiality is by no mean unknown” and “immorality…rather lightly regarded” in those villages that are closer to the larger towns. He comments, “in the villages there seems to be curiously little feeling against bestiality which I have heard admitted in a very airy way on more than one occasion. Sodomy is considered disgraceful but not I think more so than ordinary immorality” (III).
          “Unnatural Vices” or Unnatural Rule? The Case of a Sex Questionnaire and the British Mandate
          Ellen L. Fleischmann, Jerusalem Quarterly File, Issue 10, 2000

          PAKISTAN

          In Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan, sex with animals is a common practice among rural youths and considered a rite of passage into adulthood.
          In southern Punjab, much of NWFP, Sindh and Balochistan sodomy and bestiality are common among rural youths. In fact, he caught two boys trying to rape a goat in the vicinity of the mazar of Hazrat Sultan Bahu. The punishment meted out to them was 10 blows with a chhittar (shoe) each on their butts. They protested however that in many rural areas having sex with an animal was considered a rite of passage on the way to becoming full members of the male society!
          Desegregation of the sexes and promiscuity
          Ishtiaq Ahmed (associate professor of political science at Stockholm University), Daily Times, June 27, 2006

          DONKEY KILLED AFTER BEING RAPED

          In June 2011, a male who was caught having sex with another man’s donkey was fined Rs 50,000. This fine was not imposed for having sex with an animal, but for committing adultery. The raped donkey was labelled a ‘kari’ (an adultress) and eventually honor killed by its owner.

          Incredible though it may sound, a donkey was declared ‘Kari’ and shot dead here in a remote area on Monday. The Jirga imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the alleged ‘Karo’.
          The reports said that in Village Ghahi Khan Jatoi, a villager Ghazi Khan alias Malang shot dead his donkey on being ‘Kari’ with Sikandar Ali alias Deedo. He attempted to kill Sikander too but the alleged Karo managed to escape and surrendered himself to an influential person of the area.
          Sources said the influential person summoned both the parties and imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the Karo. They said Sikander and his family were forced to pay Rs 50,000 on the spot and the remaining amount in two installments.
          The sources added that the alleged Karo pleaded innocence at the Jirga, but the Jirga members paid no attention to it. Sikander’s family said he paid Rs 50,000 to save his life otherwise he would have been killed.
          Donkey declared ‘Kari’ killed
          The News International, July 19, 2011
          Pakistan ranks number 1 for such varied search terms as “child sex,” “rape sex,” “animal sex,” “camel sex,” “donkey sex,” “dog sex,” and “horse sex”.
          The Muslim country, which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block offensive and blasphemous material, is the world’s leader in online searches for pornographic material
          . . .
          Google ranks Pakistan No. 1 in the world in searches for pornographic terms, outranking every other country in the world in searches per person for certain sex-related content.
          Pakistan is top dog in searches per-person for “horse sex” since 2004, “donkey sex” since 2007, “rape pictures” between 2004 and 2009, “rape sex” since 2004, “child sex” between 2004 and 2007 and since 2009, “animal sex” since 2004 and “dog sex” since 2005, according to Google Trends and Google Insights, features of Google that generate data based on popular search terms.
          The country also is tops — or has been No. 1 — in searches for “sex,” “camel sex,” “rape video,” “child sex video” and some other searches that can’t be printed here.
          No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan
          Kelli Morgan, Fox News, July 13, 2010

          OTHER COUNTRIES & BESTIALITY — RELATED SEARCHES

          Pakistani Muslims are not alone in their search for porn.
          Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has found in a survey that mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites and Pakistan tops the list. Google found that of the top 10 countries – searching for sex-related sites – six were Muslim, with Pakistan on the top. The other Muslim countries are Egypt at number 2, Iran at 4, Morocco at 5, Saudi Arabia at 7 and Turkey at 8. Non-Muslim states are Vietnam at 3, India at 6, Philippines at 9 and Poland at 10.
          Pakistan most sex-starved
          Khalid Hasan, Daily Times, May 17, 2006
          Here are the Muslim countries and how they placed in the top five world ranking of various bestiality-related internet search terms:[8]
          Pig Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 3)
          Donkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)
          Dog Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 3)
          Cat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Egypt (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)
          Horse Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Turkey (No. 3)
          Cow Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)
          Goat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1)
          Animal Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Morocco (No. 2) Iran (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5)
          Snake Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Malaysia (No. 3) Indonesia (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5)
          Monkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Indonesia (No. 3) Malaysia (No. 4)
          Bear Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 2)
          Elephant Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 3) United Arab Emirates (No. 4) Malaysia (No. 5)
          Fox Sex: Saudi Arabia (No. 1) Turkey (No. 4)

          MIDDLE EAST

          Bestiality is common among boys of tribal Arab cultures.
          Miner and DeVos (1960) comment that amongst Arab tribal cultures, “Bestiality with goats, sheep, or camels provides another outlet. These practices are not approved but they are recognized as common among boys.” Havelock-Ellis [note 52] states “The Arabs, according to Kocher, chiefly practice bestiality with goats, sheep and mares. The Annamites, according to Mondiere, commonly employ sows and (more especially the young women) dogs.”
          Historical And Cultural Perspectives On Zoophilia
          Serving History
          There is also a certain saying which remains popular among the Arabs:
          The Arabs have never taken quite so condemnatory an attitude towards the practice, and indeed a popular Arab saying had it that

          “The pilgrimage to Mecca is not complete without copulating with the camel.”[9]

          SUDAN

          In February 2006, a man caught having sex with a neighbor’s goat was not punished, but ordered by the council of elders to pay the neighbor a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) and marry the animal because he “used it as his wife”.
          A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his “wife”, after he was caught having sex with the animal.
          The goat’s owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.
          They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.
          “We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together,” Mr Alifi said.
          Sudan man forced to ‘marry’ goat
          BBC News, February 24,2006

          MOROCCO
          Morocco is an Islamic country, with 98.7% of the population Muslims.[10] The following is taken from a paper on sexuality in Morocco written by Nadia Kadiri, M.D., and Abderrazak Moussaïd, M.D., with Abdelkrim Tirraf, M.D., and Abdallah Jadid, M.D. Translated by Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D., and Sandra Almeida.[11]
          In the rural world, zoophilia is still very widespread and not blameworthy. With masturbation, it constitutes an obligatory passage in the adolescent male’s apprenticeship of sexuality.
          The operative phrase is ‘obligatory passage in the adolescent male’s apprenticeship of sexuality’. Obligatory. It means in rural Morocco, Muslim males must have sexual intercourse with animals as part of their sexual apprenticeship.
          Also according to the scholars Allen Edwardes and Robert Masters, Ph.D, FAACS, the Muslims of Morocco believe that sexual intercourse with donkeys “make the penis grow big and strong” and masturbation is often scorned by them in favor of bestiality.[12]

          SLAMIC SCRIPTURE

          The above paper also says “it is prohibited without question by the Shariâ”. But is this alleged prohibition within the Shari’ah extracted (as it must be) from the Qur’an and Hadith, or has this fiqh been derived using external non-Islamic sources?

          QURAN

          In contrast with what secular and non-Islamic religious sources say about bestiality, this is what the Qur’an has to say on the subject:
          That’s right – absolutely, positively nothing. Unlike the Qur’an’s clear-cut rulings on the morality of homosexuality, Polygamy, rape, and pedophilia, the permissibility of bestiality seems to have been left open to ‘interpretation.’
          If Islamic teachings were truly opposed to such a practice, then this omission is somewhat surprising when you consider that, historically, bestiality was indigenously accepted in the Middle-East.[13]

          HADITH

          There is no prohibition against bestiality to be found within the two Sahihs. The following hadith is taken from the Sunnah Abu-Dawud collection, not Bukari or Muslim.
          Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone has sexual intercourse with an animal, kill him and kill it along with him. I (Ikrimah) said: I asked him (Ibn Abbas): What offence can be attributed to the animal/ He replied: I think he (the Prophet) disapproved of its flesh being eaten when such a thing had been done to it.
          Abu Dawud 38:4449
          Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? And it is. Just look at the very next hadith.
          Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: There is no prescribed punishment for one who has sexual intercourse with an animal.
          Abu Dawud 38:4450
          This is a very clear contradiction. How can one hadith say kill the person committing bestiality, and the very next one say there is no prescribed punishment for the same person? Both statements cannot be true.
          What’s worse; these two contradictory hadiths (transmitted through different isnad) have been attributed to the same person. Abu Dawud himself had said the former of the two hadith is “not strong” and the latter further “weakens” it.[14]
          From the above, we can gather that Robert Masters had correctly stated, “bestiality was not specifically prohibited by the Prophet,”[9] so there is little wonder that Islamists generally shy away from mentioning Abu Dawud 38:4449 in their pronouncements on bestiality.

          SAHIH (AUTHENTIC) HADITH

          As we have previously mentioned, there is no prohibition against bestiality to be found within the two Sahihs (Authentic). However there does exist a certain hadith and commentary by the renowned Islamic scholar al-Nawawi, which is of interest.
          The following narration does not exist in the English translations of Sahih Muslim, but a similar (but sanitized version) appears in: Sahih Muslim 3:684
          و حدثني ‏ ‏زهير بن حرب ‏ ‏وأبو غسان المسمعي ‏ ‏ح ‏ ‏و حدثناه ‏ ‏محمد بن المثنى ‏ ‏وابن بشار ‏ ‏قالوا حدثنا ‏ ‏معاذ بن هشام ‏ ‏قال حدثني ‏ ‏أبي ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏قتادة ‏ ‏ومطر ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏الحسن ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي رافع ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي هريرة ‏ ‏أن نبي الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏إذا جلس بين ‏ ‏شعبها ‏ ‏الأربع ثم جهدها فقد وجب عليه الغسل ‏
          ‏وفي حديث ‏ ‏مطر ‏ ‏وإن لم ينزل ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏زهير ‏ ‏من بينهم بين ‏ ‏أشعبها ‏ ‏الأربع ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏محمد بن عمرو بن عباد بن جبلة ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏محمد بن أبي عدي ‏ ‏ح ‏ ‏و حدثنا ‏ ‏محمد بن المثنى ‏ ‏حدثني ‏ ‏وهب بن جرير ‏ ‏كلاهما ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏شعبة ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏قتادة ‏ ‏بهذا الإسناد ‏ ‏مثله غير أن في حديث ‏ ‏شعبة ‏ ‏ثم اجتهد ولم يقل وإن لم ينزل ‏
          Narrated by Zuhair Ibn Harb, narrated by Ghasan Al-Masma’i, narrated by Muhammad Ibn Al-Mathny, narrated by Ibn Bashar, who said that it was narrated by Muath Ibn Hisham, narrated by Abu Qatada, narrated by Mattar, narrated by Al-Hassan, narrated by Abu Rab’i, narrated by Abu Huraira who said:
          “The prophet — peace be upon him — said, ‘If one sits between a woman’s four parts (shu’biha Al-arba’) and then fatigues her, then it necessitates that he wash.’
          In the hadith of Mattar it is added ‘even if he does not ejaculate (yunzil).’ Zuhair narrated among them using the phrase ‘Ashba’iha Al-arba’. It was also narrated by Muhammad Ibn Umar Ibn Ibad Ibn Jablah, narrated Muhammad Ibn Abi Uday, narrated by Muhammad Ibn Al-Mathny, narrated by Wahb Ibn Jarir who both related from Shu’bah who narrated from Qatada who gave this same chain of transmission, except that in the hadith of Shu’bah it has the phrase ‘then he labored’ but did not have the phrase ‘even if he does not ejaculate.’
          Sahih Muslim – Book of Menstruation – hadith #525

          IMAM AL-NAWAWI (1234 — 1278 AD)

          Below is a short bio of al-Nawawi, whose commentary of Sahih Muslim is second only to Ibn Hajar’s commentary of Sahih Bukhari.[15]
          Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi was born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria, Nawawi spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences. The life of this world seems scarcely to have impinged upon him. He was a versatile and extremely dedicated scholar whose breadth of learning was matched by its depth.
          Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great importance, the most famous of these being:
          • al-Arba’un Nabawi (An-Nawawis Forty Hadith)
          • Riyadhus saleheen
          • al-Maqasid (Al-Nawawi’s Manual of Islam).
          • Kitab al-Adhkar,
          • Minhaj al-Talibin (a main reference for Shafi’i fiqh)
          • Shar’ Sahih Muslim (he was the first to arrange the sahih of Muslim in the now familiar categories)
          Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi’i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi’i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning.
          About Imam al-Nawawi

          COMMENTARY

          صحيح مسلم بشرح النووي ‏ ‏قَوْله : ( أَبُو غَسَّان الْمِسْمَعِيّ ) ‏ ‏هُوَ بِفَتْحِ الْغَيْن الْمُعْجَمَة وَتَشْدِيد السِّين الْمُهْمَلَة , وَيَجُوز صَرْفه وَتَرْكُ صَرْفه . وَالْمِسْمَعِيّ بِكَسْرِ الْمِيم الْأُولَى وَفَتْح الثَّانِي , وَاسْمه مَالِك بْن عَبْد الْوَاحِد , وَقَدْ تَقَدَّمَ بَيَانه مَرَّات , لَكِنِّي أُنَبِّه عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَى مِثْله لِطُولِ الْعَهْد بِهِ , كَمَا شَرَطْتهُ فِي الْخُطْبَة . ‏
          ‏قَوْله : ( أَبُو رَافِع عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَة ) ‏ ‏اِسْم أَبِي رَافِع : ( نُفَيْع ) وَقَدْ تَقَدَّمَ أَيْضًا . ‏ ‏قَوْله صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ( إِذَا قَعَدَ بَيْن شُعَبهَا الْأَرْبَع ثُمَّ جَهَدهَا ) ‏ ‏وَفِي رِوَايَة ( أَشْعُبهَا ) اِخْتَلَفَ الْعُلَمَاء فِي الْمُرَاد بِالشُّعَبِ الْأَرْبَع , فَقِيلَ : هِيَ الْيَدَانِ وَالرِّجْلَانِ , وَقِيلَ : الرِّجْلَانِ وَالْفَخِذَانِ , وَقِيلَ : الرِّجْلَانِ وَالشَّفْرَانِ , وَاخْتَارَ الْقَاضِي عِيَاض أَنَّ الْمُرَاد شُعَب الْفَرْج الْأَرْبَع , وَالشُّعَب النَّوَاحِي وَاحِدَتهَا شُعْبَة , وَأَمَّا مَنْ قَالَ : ( أَشْعُبِهَا ) , فَهُوَ جَمْع شُعَب . وَمَعْنَى ( جَهَدَهَا ) حَفَرَهَا كَذَا قَالَهُ الْخَطَّابِيُّ وَقَالَ غَيْره : بَلَغَ مَشَقَّتهَا , يُقَال : جَهِدْته وَأَجْهَدْته بَلَغْت مَشَقَّته , قَالَ الْقَاضِي عِيَاض رَحِمَهُ اللَّه تَعَالَى : الْأَوْلَى أَنْ يَكُون جَهَدَهَا بِمَعْنَى بَلَغَ جَهْده فِي الْعَمَل فِيهَا , وَالْجَهْد الطَّاقَة , وَهُوَ إِشَارَة إِلَى الْحَرَكَة وَتَمَكُّن صُورَة الْعَمَل , وَهُوَ نَحْو قَوْله مِنْ حَفَرَهَا أَيْ كَدّهَا بِحَرَكَتِهِ . وَإِلَّا فَأَيّ مَشَقَّة بَلَغَ بِهَا فِي ذَلِكَ . وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَم . وَمَعْنَى الْحَدِيث أَنَّ إِيجَاب الْغُسْل لَا يَتَوَقَّف عَلَى نُزُول الْمَنِيّ بَلْ مَتَى غَابَتْ الْحَشَفَة فِي الْفَرْج وَجَبَ الْغُسْل عَلَى الرَّجُل وَالْمَرْأَة , وَهَذَا لَا خِلَاف فِيهِ الْيَوْم , وَقَدْ كَانَ فِيهِ خِلَاف لِبَعْضِ الصَّحَابَة وَمَنْ بَعْدهمْ , ثُمَّ اِنْعَقَدَ الْإِجْمَاع عَلَى مَا ذَكَرْنَاهُ , وَقَدْ تَقَدَّمَ بَيَان هَذَا . قَالَ أَصْحَابنَا : وَلَوْ غَيَّبَ الْحَشَفَة فِي دُبُر اِمْرَأَة , أَوْ دُبُر رَجُل , أَوْ فَرْج بَهِيمَة , أَوْ دُبُرهَا , وَجَبَ الْغُسْل سَوَاء كَانَ الْمَوْلَج فِيهِ حَيًّا أَوْ مَيِّتًا , صَغِيرًا أَوْ كَبِيرًا , وَسَوَاء كَانَ ذَلِكَ عَنْ قَصْد أَمْ عَنْ نِسْيَان , وَسَوَاء كَانَ مُخْتَارًا أَوْ مُكْرَهًا , أَوْ اسْتَدْخَلَت الْمَرْأَة ذَكَرَهُ وَهُوَ نَائِم , وَسَوَاء اِنْتَشَرَ الذَّكَر أَمْ لَا , وَسَوَاء كَانَ مَخْتُونًا أَمْ أَغْلَف , فَيَجِب الْغُسْل فِي كُلّ هَذِهِ الصُّوَر عَلَى الْفَاعِل وَالْمَفْعُول بِهِ إِلَّا إِذَا كَانَ الْفَاعِل أَوْ الْمَفْعُول بِهِ صَبِيًّا أَوْ صَبِيَّة فَإِنَّهُ لَا يُقَال وَجَبَ عَلَيْهِ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ مُكَلَّفًا , وَلَكِنْ يُقَال صَارَ جُنُبًا فَإِنْ كَانَ مُمَيِّزًا وَجَبَ عَلَى الْوَلِيّ أَنْ يَأْمُرهُ بِالْغُسْلِ كَمَا يَأْمُرهُ بِالْوُضُوءِ , فَإِنْ صَلَّى مِنْ غَيْر غُسْلٍ لَمْ تَصِحّ صَلَاته , وَإِنْ لَمْ يَغْتَسِل حَتَّى بَلَغَ وَجَبَ عَلَيْهِ الْغُسْل , وَإِنْ اِغْتَسَلَ فِي الصِّبَى ثُمَّ بَلَغَ لَمْ يَلْزَمهُ إِعَادَة الْغُسْل . قَالَ أَصْحَابنَا : وَالِاعْتِبَار فِي الْجِمَاع بِتَغْيِيبِ الْحَشَفَة مِنْ صَحِيح الذَّكَر بِالِاتِّفَاقِ , فَإِذَا غَيَّبَهَا بِكَمَالِهَا تَعَلَّقَتْ بِهِ جَمِيع الْأَحْكَام , وَلَا يُشْتَرَط تَغْيِيب جَمِيع الذَّكَر بِالِاتِّفَاقِ . وَلَوْ غَيَّبَ بَعْض الْحَشَفَة لَا يَتَعَلَّق بِهِ شَيْء مِنْ الْأَحْكَام بِالِاتِّفَاقِ إِلَّا وَجْهًا شَاذًّا ذَكَرَهُ بَعْض أَصْحَابنَا أَنَّ حُكْمه حُكْم جَمِيعهَا , وَهَذَا الْوَجْه غَلَط مُنْكَر مَتْرُوك , وَأَمَّا إِذَا كَانَ الذَّكَر مَقْطُوعًا فَإِنْ بَقِيَ مِنْهُ دُون الْحَشَفَة لَمْ يَتَعَلَّق بِهِ شَيْء مِنْ الْأَحْكَام , وَإِنْ كَانَ الْبَاقِي قَدْر الْحَشَفَة فَحَسْب تَعَلَّقَتْ الْأَحْكَام بِتَغْيِيبِهِ بِكَمَالِهِ , وَإِنْ كَانَ زَائِدًا عَلَى قَدْر الْحَشَفَة فَفِيهِ وَجْهَانِ مَشْهُورَانِ لِأَصْحَابِنَا أَصَحّهمَا أَنَّ الْأَحْكَام تَتَعَلَّق بِقَدْرِ الْحَشَفَة مِنْهُ , وَالثَّانِي لَا يَتَعَلَّق شَيْء مِنْ الْأَحْكَام إِلَّا بِتَغْيِيبِ جَمِيع الْبَاقِي . وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَم . ‏ ‏وَلَوْ لَفَّ عَلَى ذَكَرِهِ خِرْقَة وَأَوْلَجَهُ فِي فَرْج اِمْرَأَة فَفِيهِ ثَلَاثَة أَوْجُه لِأَصْحَابِنَا مِنْهَا وَالْمَشْهُور أَنَّهُ يَجِب عَلَيْهِمَا الْغُسْل , وَالثَّانِي لَا يَجِب لِأَنَّهُ أَوْلَجَ فِي خِرْقَة , وَالثَّالِث إِنْ كَانَتْ الْخِرْقَة غَلِيظَة تَمْنَع وُصُول اللَّذَّة وَالرُّطُوبَة لَمْ يَجِب الْغُسْل . وَإِلَّا وَجَبَ . وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَم . ‏ ‏وَلَوْ اسْتَدْخَلَت الْمَرْأَة ذَكَرَ بَهِيمَة وَجَبَ عَلَيْهَا الْغُسْل , وَلَوْ اسْتَدْخَلَت ذَكَرًا مَقْطُوعًا فَوَجْهَانِ أَصَحّهمَا يَجِب عَلَيْهَا الْغُسْل
          Commentary of Imam Al-Nawawi on the Hadith
          The saying of the prophet — peace be upon him- ‘When he sits between her fours parts) mostly its a home animal (shu’biha Al-arba) and has intercourse with her then fatigues her’

          In another narration the word ‘Ashu’biha’ is used. The scholars have disagreed about the intended meaning of ‘shu’biha Al-arba’ (the fours) for some said that it means the arms and the legs, while others have said that it refers to the legs and thighs, and other said it means the legs and the edge of the pubic area. Al-Qadi Ayad chose the meaning of the four areas surrounding the vagina. The word (Shu’b) means areas, its singular form being (Shu’bah). As for those who say (Ashba’iha) that is the plural of the word (Shu’b).
          The word Aj-hada-ha (fatigue her) means to plow her, which was also stated by Al-Khatabi. Others have said it means to make her reach exhaustion as in the phrase ‘she made him toil and labor till he was exhausted’. Al-Qadi Ayad — may Allah rest his soul- said ‘Primarily, the word (Jahada’ha) means that the man exerted his effort working in a woman, where the word (Juh’d) means energy and refers to motion by describing the type of work. This is similar to his (the prophet) saying ‘he who plowed her’ meaning he who penetrated her by his motion. Otherwise, what other fatigue could a man experience because of her, and Allah knows best.

          The meaning of the hadith is that the necessity to wash is not limited to when semen is ejaculated, rather it is when the penile head (Hash-fa, lit. “the head of the male member,” i.e. head of the penis) penetrates the vagina, then it is necessary for the man and the woman to wash. There is no disagreement on this today, even though there was disagreement on this by some of the early companions and others later. However, an agreement was later reached and this is what we have shown and presented previously.
          Our companions have said that if the penile head has penetrated a woman’s anus, or a man’s anus, or an animal’s vagina or its anus then it is necessary to wash whether the one being penetrated is alive or dead, young or old, whether it was done intentionally or absentmindedly, whether it was done willfully or forcefully.

          This also applies if the woman places the male member inside her while the man is asleep, whether the penis is erect or not, whether the penis is circumcised or uncircumcised. All these situations require that the person committing the act and the one the act is committed on must wash themselves, unless the person committing the act or the person the act is committed on is a young male or female. In that case it cannot be said that the person must wash, for they do not have the responsibility, rather it is said that this person is in a state of impurity. If that person can discern (the sexual act) then his guardian can command him to wash just as he commands him to perform the ablution washing for prayers. For if he prays without washing, his prayer has not been performed correctly; likewise if he doesn’t wash after he reaches puberty he must be forced to wash. If he washed as a youth and then reaches puberty, then he does not have to repeat the washing.

          Our companions have said that intercourse occurs when a healthy male’s penile head completely penetrates (an orifice), as has been unanimously agreed. Thus, when the penile head has completely disappeared (inside the orifice), then all the regulations concerning washing apply. It is unanimously agreed that it is not necessary that the entire penile shaft penetrate to apply the regulations of washing. If part of the penile head penetrates, then the regulations of washing are not imposed as is agreed, except by an odd few of our companions who said that even in this case all the regulations of washing apply. However, this opinion is wrong, rejected and abandoned. If the male member was severed and what remained was less than the length of the penile head, then none of the washing regulations apply. If the part remaining was equal in length to the penile head length then that part must completely penetrate for the regulation of washing to apply. If the part remaining was greater in length to the penile head length then there are two famous opinions for our companions. The most correct is that if the portion that penetrates is equal to the length of the penile head, then the regulations for washing apply. The other opinion is that none of the regulations for washing apply until the entire remaining length of the penile shaft completely penetrates and Allah knows best.
          If a man wraps a sheath around his male member and then ejaculates inside a woman’s vagina, then there are three opinions from our companions. The most famous is that the man must wash. The second is that he does not have to wash because he ejaculated inside the sheath. The third is that if the sheath is thick and prevents climax and wetness (in the vagina) then washing is not necessary, otherwise it is necessary and Allah knows best.
          If a woman inserts (in her vagina) an animal’s penis she must wash, and if she inserts a detached penis (thakaran maktu-an, lit. “a severed male member”) there are two opinions; the most correct is that she must wash.

          Sahih Muslim – Book of Menstruation – hadith #525 – Commentary

          ISLAMIC SCHOLARS

          Some Sunni Islamic scholars have ruled that bestiality does not invalidate the hajj or ones fast.
          ولو وطئ بهيمة لا يفسد حجه

          “If he had sexual intercourse with an animal, that will not make his hajj void”
          Abu Bakar al-Kashani (d. 587 H), Badaye al-Sanae, Vol. 2, p. 216
          “Sex with animals, dead people and masturbation, does not invalidate one’s fast provided ejaculation does not occur”
          Allamah Hassan bin Mansoor Qadhi Khan, Fatawa Qadhi Khan, Page 820
          Others have said it is halal.
          لقد كانت نكاح الحيوانات قبل البعثه منتشره وتروى كثير من الروايات انها حلال لكنها مكروه والاحوط وجوبا ترك هذه العاده التي تسبب الأذى النفسي ويجب عليك الاعتراف لصاحب الاغنام ودفع قيمتها لمالكها

          Sex with animals before the mission (Islam) was wide spread and many narrations are narrated that it is halal but makrooh (disliked). And on the compulsory precaution one should abandon this practice that may cause self harm. And you must admit this to the owner of the sheep and pay the owner.
          Sex with animals Fatwa
          al-Uzma Seyyid Ali al-Sistani

          CONCLUSION

          From all of the above, we can certainly see that, unlike the West, Islamic societies do not universally harbor negative attitudes towards bestiality. Many Muslims seek out gratification or are indifferent to this perversion, and in some cases it is even openly promoted and made obligatory.
          This is all in stark contrast with their attitudes towards homosexuality and their allowance of pedophilia. Therefore to claim that the West without the guidance of Islam has allowed bestiality is not only false, but hypocritical when you consider that this perversion, alongside pedophilia, is left largely unhindered by the Islamic clerisy in their societies and runs rampant among followers of Islam.
          Aside from their own embarrassment, we can also see that there is little basis for any Shari’ah prohibition of bestiality/zoophilia as the Qur’an and the Sahih Hadiths (Bukhari and Muslim) do not prohibit this unnatural practice, furthermore the references we have examined outside of the two Sahihs are considered weak.

          References

          1. ↑ Kelli Morgan – No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan – Fox News, July 13, 2010
          2. ↑ Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
          3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bestiality – Dictionary.com
          4. ↑ Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition 2009
          5. ↑ Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, © 2007 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
          6. ↑ Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
          7. ↑ Rebecca F. Wisch – Overview of State Bestiality Laws – Animal Legal & Historical Center, 2008 (updated 2010)
          8. ↑ Watcher – Pakistan: Muslims Are Sex-Starved Surfers, With Bestial Interests – Eye On The World, May 18, 2006
          9. ↑ 9.0 9.1 Robert E.L. Masters – Forbidden Sexual Behavior and Morality – The Julian Press, 1st edition 1966,
          10. ↑ Africa :: Morocco – The online Factbook
          11. ↑ Read the full text here.
          12. ↑ Allen Edwardes and R.E.L. Masters – Cradle of Erotica (pp. 223-224) – Bantam Paperback; New Ed edition (1977), ISBN 0553103016
          13. ↑ Judith Worell – Encyclopedia of women and gender: Volume 1 (p. 298) – Academic Press; 1 edition, September 27, 2001, ISBN 9780122272455
          14. ↑ Dr. Ahmad Shafaat – Ahadith About Rajm – Islamic Perspectives, March 6, 2005
          15. ↑ ON TASAWWUF Imam Nawawi (d. 676) – Sunnah.org

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            Nahum 1:5-6 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

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            List of Biblical verses that suggest God was a volcano

            This list of Bible verses that prove beyond all reasonable doubt god was a volcano will be regularly updated and re-circulated. If you would like to submit some verses for the collection then please add them as a comment.

            Exodus 3:12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

            Exodus 13:21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.

            Exodus 15:7 In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.

            Exodus 19:18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.

            Exodus 24:17 To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.

            Exodus: 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

            Exodus 40:38 So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.

            Leviticus 9:24 Fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.

            Leviticus 10:2 So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.

            Leviticus 10:6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the LORD will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the LORD has destroyed by fire.

            Numbers 11:1 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

            Numbers 11:3 So that place was called Taberah, because fire from the LORD had burned among them.

            Numbers 14:14 And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. They have already heard that you, LORD, are with these people and that you, LORD, have been seen face to face, that your cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

            Numbers 16:35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.

            Numbers 26:10 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire devoured the 250 men. And they served as a warning sign.

            Deuteronomy 1:33 who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.

            Deuteronomy 4:11 You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness.

            Deuteronomy 4:12 Then the LORD spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice.

            Deuteronomy 4:15 You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully.

            Deuteronomy 4:24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

            Deuteronomy 4:33 Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived?

            Deuteronomy 4:36 From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire.

            Deuteronomy 5:4 The LORD spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain.

            Deuteronomy 5:5 At that time I stood between the LORD and you to declare to you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain.

            Deuteronomy 5:22 These are the commandments the LORD proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.

            Deuteronomy 5:23 When you heard the voice out of the darkness, while the mountain was ablaze with fire, all the leaders of your tribes and your elders came to me.

            Deuteronomy 5:24 And you said, “The LORD our God has shown us his glory and his majesty, and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen that a person can live even if God speaks with them.

            Deuteronomy 5:25 But now, why should we die? This great fire will consume us, and we will die if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer.

            Deuteronomy 5:26 For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived?

            Deuteronomy 9:3 But be assured today that the LORD your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the LORD has promised you.

            Deuteronomy 9:10 The LORD gave me two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God. On them were all the commandments the LORD proclaimed to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.

            Deuteronomy 9:15 So I turned and went down from the mountain while it was ablaze with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.

            Deuteronomy 10:4 The LORD wrote on these tablets what he had written before, the Ten Commandments he had proclaimed to you on the mountain, out of the fire, on the day of the assembly. And the LORD gave them to me.

            Deuteronomy 18:16 For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”

            Deuteronomy 33:2 He said: “The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.

            2 Samuel 22:9 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

            Psalm 18

            “In my distress I called to the LORD;
            I called out to my God.
            From his temple he heard my voice;
            my cry came to his ears.
            8 The earth trembled and quaked,
            the foundations of the heavens
            shook;
            they trembled because he was angry.
            9 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
            consuming fire came from his mouth,
            burning coals blazed out of it.
            10 He parted the heavens and came down;
            dark clouds were under his feet.
            11 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
            he soared on the wings of the wind.

            12 He made darkness his canopy around him—
            the dark rain clouds of the sky.

            13 Out of the brightness of his presence
            bolts of lightning blazed forth.
            14 The LORD thundered from heaven;
            the voice of the Most High resounded.
            15 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
            with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
            16 The valleys of the sea were exposed
            and the foundations of the earth laid bare
            at the rebuke of the LORD,
            at the blast of breath from his nostrils.

            Joshua 1011 As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.1. “hailstones” can also be translated to rocks according to Dr. Pigott.

            1 Kings 18:24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”
            1 Kings 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

            1 Kings 19:11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

            2 Kings 1:10 Elijah answered the captain, “If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men.

            2 Kings 1:12 “If I am a man of God,” Elijah replied, “may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then the fire of God fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.

            2 Kings 1:14 See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all their men. But now have respect for my life!”

            2 Kings 2:11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.

            (Chariot of fire was a metaphor for fire from a volcano).

            2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

            2 Chronicles 7:3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.”

            Nehemiah 9:12 By day you led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.

            Nehemiah 9:19 “Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.

            Job 1:16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

            Job 20:25 Terrors will come over him;
            26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures.

            A fire unfanned will consume him
            and devour what is left in his tent.
            27 The heavens will expose his guilt;
            the earth will rise up against him.

            Psalms 18

            In my distress I called to the LORD;
            I cried to my God for help.
            From his temple he heard my voice;
            my cry came before him, into his ears.
            7 The earth trembled and quaked,

            and the foundations of the mountains shook;
            they trembled because he was angry.
            8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
            consuming fire came from his mouth,
            burning coals blazed out of it.
            9 He parted the heavens and came down;
            dark clouds were under his feet.
            10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
            he soared on the wings of the wind.
            11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
            the dark rain clouds of the sky.
            12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
            with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
            13 The LORD thundered from heaven;
            the voice of the Most High resounded.[d]
            14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
            with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
            15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
            and the foundations of the earth laid bare
            at your rebuke, LORD,
            at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

            Psalm 21:9–When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.

            Psalm 50:3 Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.

            Psalm 68:2 May you blow them away like smoke— as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.

            Psalm 78:14 He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.

            Psalm 78:21 When the LORD heard them, he was furious; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel.

            Psalm 79:5 How long, LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?

            Psalm 83:13-15

            13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind. 14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.

            Psalm 97

            1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.4 His lightning lights up the world;the earth sees and trembles.5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,before the Lord of all the earth.6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,and all peoples see his glory.

            Psalm 105:38-40
            38 Egypt was glad when they left,
            because dread of Israel had fallen on them.
            39 He spread out a cloud as a covering,
            and a fire to give light at night.
            40 They asked, and he brought them quail;
            he fed them well with the bread of heaven.

            Psalm 144:5 Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

            Isaiah 4:4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.

            Isaiah 4:5 Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.

            Isaiah 5:23-26
            23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
            but deny justice to the innocent.
            24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw

            and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
            so their roots will decay
            and their flowers blow away like dust;
            for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty
            and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
            25 Therefore the LORD’s anger burns against his people;
            his hand is raised and he strikes them down.
            The mountains shake,
            and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets.
            26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.

            Isaiah 6:3-5 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
            Isaiah 9:19 By the wrath of the LORD Almighty the land will be scorched and the people will be fuel for thefire; they will not spare one another.

            Isaiah 10:17 The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers.

            Isaiah 26:11 LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.

            Isaiah 29:6 the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.

            Isaiah 30:27 See, the Name of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath, and his tongue is a consuming fire.

            Isaiah 30:30 The LORD will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.

            Isaiah 30:33 Topheth has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king. Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of burning sulfur, sets it ablaze.

            Isaiah 31:9 Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic,” declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

            Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: “Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?”

            Isaiah 64:2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you!

            Isaiah 65:5 who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me, for I am too sacred for you!’ Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.

            Isaiah 66:15 See, the LORD is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

            Isaiah 66:16 For with fire and with his sword the LORD will execute judgment on all people, and many will be those slain by the LORD.

            Jeremiah 4:13 Look! He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind, his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! We are ruined!

            Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts, you people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, or my wrath will flare up and burn like fire because of the evil you have done— burn with no one to quench it.

            Jeremiah 5:14 Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty says: “Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.

            Jeremiah 11:16 The LORD called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire, and its branches will be broken.

            Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

            Jeremiah 25:37 The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

            Jeremiah 49:26-28 Surely, her young men will fall in the streets;all her soldiers will be silenced in that day,”declares the LORD Almighty.27 “I will set fire to the walls of Damascus; it will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.”
            Lamentations 1:12-14
            12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
            Look around and see.
            Is any suffering like my suffering
            that was inflicted on me,
            that the LORD brought on me
            in the day of his fierce anger?
            13 “From on high he sent fire,
            sent it down into my bones.
            He spread a net for my feet
            and turned me back.
            He made me desolate,
            faint all the day long.

            Lamentations 2:2-4
            2 Without pity the Lord has swallowed up
            all the dwellings of Jacob;
            in his wrath he has torn down
            the strongholds of Daughter Judah.
            He has brought her kingdom and its princes
            down to the ground in dishonor.
            3 In fierce anger he has cut off
            every horn[a][b] of Israel.
            He has withdrawn his right hand
            at the approach of the enemy.
            He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire
            that consumes everything around it.

            Lamentations 4:11 The LORD has given full vent to his wrath; he has poured out his fierce anger. He kindled a fire in Zion that consumed her foundations.

            Ezekiel 7:8 I am about to pour out my wrath on you and spend my anger against you; I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.

            Ezekiel 22:31 So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

            Ezekeil 28:14
            You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.

            Ezekeil 28:16
            Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.

            Enoch 17:1 They raised me up into a certain place, where there was (28) the appearance of a burning fire; and when they pleased they assumed the likeness of men.
            (28) Where there was. Or, “where they [the angels] were like” (Knibb, p. 103).

            Enoch 17:2 They carried me to a lofty spot, to a mountain, the top of which reach to heaven.

            Enoch 17:3 And I beheld the receptacles of light and of thunder at the extremities of the place, where it was deepest. There was a bow of fire, and arrows in their quiver, a sword of fire, and every species of lightning.

            Enoch 17:4 Then they elevated me to a babbling stream, (29) and to a fire in the west, which received all the setting of the sun. I came to a river of fire, which flowed like water, and emptied itself into the great sea westwards.

            Daniel 7:8-10
            8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
            9 “As I looked,
            “thrones were set in place,
            and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
            His clothing was as white as snow;
            the hair of his head was white like wool.
            His throne was flaming with fire,
            and its wheels were all ablaze.
            10 A river of fire was flowing,
            coming out from before him.
            Thousands upon thousands attended him;
            ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
            The court was seated,
            and the books were opened.

            Joel 2
            An Army of Locusts
            2 Blow the trumpet in Zion;
            sound the alarm on my holy hill.
            Let all who live in the land tremble,
            for the day of the LORD is coming.
            It is close at hand—
            2 a day of darkness and gloom,

            a day of clouds and blackness.
            Like dawn spreading across the mountains
            a large and mighty army comes,
            such as never was in ancient times
            nor ever will be in ages to come.

            3 Before them fire devours,
            behind them a flame blazes.
            Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,
            behind them, a desert waste—
            nothing escapes them.
            4 They have the appearance of horses;

            they gallop along like cavalry.
            5 With a noise like that of chariots
            they leap over the mountaintops,
            like a crackling fire consuming stubble,
            like a mighty army drawn up for battle.

            6 At the sight of them, nations are in anguish;
            every face turns pale.
            7 They charge like warriors;
            they scale walls like soldiers.
            They all march in line,
            not swerving from their course.
            8 They do not jostle each other;
            each marches straight ahead.
            They plunge through defenses
            without breaking ranks.
            9 They rush upon the city;
            they run along the wall.
            They climb into the houses;
            like thieves they enter through the windows.

            10 Before them the earth shakes,
            the heavens tremble,
            the sun and moon are darkened,
            and the stars no longer shine.
            11 The LORD thunders
            at the head of his army;
            his forces are beyond number,
            and mighty is the army that obeys his command.
            The day of the LORD is great;
            it is dreadful.
            Who can endure it?

            Amos 7:4 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: The Sovereign LORD was calling for judgment byfire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land.

            Micah 1:3-5 Judgment Against Samaria and Jerusalem
            3 Look! The LORD is coming from his dwelling place;
            he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.
            4 The mountains melt beneath him
            and the valleys split apart,
            like wax before the fire,
            like water rushing down a slope.

            Nahum 1:5-6 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

            Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

            Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD, “for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them— all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.

            Zechariah 2:5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’

            Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

            Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

            Matthew 17:14-16 14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”

            Luke 3:16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.

            Luke 9:54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?”

            Luke 12:49 have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.

            Acts 2:18-20
            18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

            2 Thessalonians 1:7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.

            Hebrews 1:7 In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.”

            Hebrews 10:27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

            Hebrews 10:31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

            The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy (Hebrews 12)
            18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”[c] 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”[d]
            22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn,whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
            25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e] 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
            28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”[f]

            Hebrews 12:29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”

            2 Peter 3:7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

            2 Peter 3:12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

            Revelation 9:2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.

            Revelation 11:5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.

            Revelation 11:19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm.

            Revelation 20:14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire.

            BIBLICAL METAPHORS
            Once you are able to see through the Biblical metaphors you will be able to look back at history and decipher events. Remove all the god dialogue and trim the stories back to reveal the facts. This is, of course, diametrically opposed to the approach taken by Biblical scholars who prefer to embelish further and stretch the poetic licence long past breaking point. Bring it back down to earth….
            ‘his chariots are like a whirlwind’ are tumbling ash clouds

            ‘He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.’ dito

            ‘He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind, his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! We are ruined!’ dito

            ‘raging furnace’ is the volcano

            ‘his tongue is a consuming fire’ is overflowing lava

            ‘holy ones’ are water vapour escaping from volcanic mountain slopes.

            ‘pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger’ means lava flowing and burning.

            ‘A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him’ means a lava flow coming out of the volcano.

            ‘pour out my wrath on you’ means pour out lava from the volcano.

            ‘a very loud trumpet blast’ is the noise a volcano makes before erupting afte the magma plug has been released.

            ‘dwelling in light unapproachable’ believing their god was inside the live volcano.

            ‘but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through’ means hit by shooting brimstone balls.

            ‘smoke out of his nostrils’ means smoke coming out of the top of the mountain where god was assumed to reside.

            ‘fire out of his mouth devoured’ means firey lava out of the mouth of the volcano.

            ‘burning with his anger’ means erupting volcano

            ‘his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire’ means overflowing lava.

            ‘And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.’ means the erupting and hissing volcano will signal to others to go to it.

            ‘the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.’ means the volcano was threatening to erupt but didn’t.

            ‘furnace of fire’ means volcano

            ‘lake of fire’ lake of lava inside live volcano

            ‘unquenchable fire’ volcano

            ‘And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.’ means a fire flamed up in a lava vent or river when incence was thrown onto it.

            ‘God is a consuming fire’ means god is a volcano

            ‘You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.’ means a volcano erupted and killed some people.

            ‘To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.’ means they didn’t know what a volcano was when they saw one and thought it was instead their god making fire on top of a mountain. Mountain worship originated from volcano worship because it was assumed all tall mountains could attract a magician to reside in it.

            ‘Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.’ means lava rivers flow out from the volcano and kill people all around.

            ‘The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the LORD.’ peaceful meadows will be devasted by an eruption.

            ‘thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.’ clothes/hair = clouds, throne = top of erupting volcano.

            ‘The heavens will disappear with a roar’ heavens = clouds in the sky…also small clouds of smoke above the volcano described as heaven. (heaven as a place for the afterlife started later. There was no suggestion of an afterlife during the time of ‘the mountain of god’.)

            ‘the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai’ heaven = clouds

            ‘”The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.’ lots of erupting volcanoes and water vapour leaks.

            ‘The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah,’ a crack in the ground caused by techtonic plate shift or an earthquack….notice the lack of the use of ‘His’ or ‘He’. It’s just ‘the earth’ and not ‘He opened His mouth’.

            ‘fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.’ lava flows devour outside of the volcano and inside a fire rages.

            ‘When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.’ a volcano

            ‘When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke’ trumpeting noise coming from erupting volcano.

            ‘pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light’ means at night they could see the pillar of fire from the volcano and during the day a pillar of smoke.

            ‘voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder’ means the noise from an erupting volcano.

            ‘There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.’ angels = flaming gas leaks on the slopes of the volcano Mt Sinai.

            In addition, hail in the Bible is sometimes volcanic hail, ‘holy smoke’ may well have been a metaphor for ‘divine’ smoke from volcanoes, ‘My Rock’ could have refered to the volcano deity and ‘His Holy Temple’ and ‘Holy Hill’ were certainly describing Mt Sinai.

            There are different types of volcanoes and in Saudi, which was a mecca for volcano worship, the volcanoes tend to be oil based and therefore do not produce ash. The camp would have to have dealt with ‘his rivers of fire’, brimstone, smoke, lightning, earthquakes (outstretched arm) and noise….like a ‘trumpet blast’.

            Remember that these people did not see volcanoes as dangerous inconveniences. These were red lights for ‘God in residence’. They wouldn’t up and leave when their god was around. They would just be awestruck and hopeful their god was not going to execute them for their misdeeds.

            So, your questions, ‘Have I researched what happens when a volcano erupts’, which was obviously a bit sarcastic, can be answered with a ‘Yes, and more’. I’ve also researched how people perceived volcanoes.

            Moses might not even have existed. If someone did walk up a volcano and claimed to have see their god face to face then that would not be unusual amongst volcano god devotees and certainly not amongst the ‘priesthood’ who were probably in those days high on something. Don’t assume a priest then was the same as a priest now, the priests then responsibly for administering some ‘divine’ punishments. Not very holy.

            They saw their god and they ate with him and told someone about it who added that they did a little dance and then someone else wrote about it and added that they did a little dance and drank wine and got merry with a handful of virgins.

            Come on. Try to decipher truth from fiction. It is possible. It just takes a good insight into the volcano god mindset and discernment.

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