Islam

A false religion - for many reasons

9) Muslim Culture

Moslem cultural ‘achievements’ was - and is - nothing to admire. It is very inferior to Western Civilization. 

* Muslim countries then, and now, are essentially dictatorships - Muslim theocracies.

Freedom of speech and of the press are limited. The Rule of Law is absent. Sharia Law runs society. Caliphs are the final authority. Women are treated very poorly and have virtually no rights. 

* Muslim society endured many wars - both civil wars and foreign wars.

Following the death of Muhammad in 632 AD, a dispute arose over who would succeed Muhammad which divided Muslims into two competing groups - Sunnis and Shias.

Sunnis believed the method of electing leaders should be by consensus of the the Muslim community. Sunnis wanted Abu Bakr, the father of Muhammad's wife Aisha, to succeed Muhammad. Shias believed their ruler must come through Mohammed’s bloodline and that Muhammad divinely ordained his cousin and son-in-law Ali Ibn Abi Talib to be the next ruler. This dispute resulted in the the first muslim civil war and a 1400 year schism between Sunni and Shia Islam. 

As the years went on, Islam continued to split into many smaller groups.

 

* Islam had slavery.

The inhumane conditions provoked the biggest slave rebellion in history - the Zanj Rebellion in southern Iraq against the Islamic Abbasid Caliphate. The Zanj were Blacks imported from East Africa and used for agricultural labor in southern Iraq. There had been slave revolts in 689–90 and in 694 but both of these revolts were crushed. The Zoṭṭ, an Indian people, rebelled from 820 to 835. The Zanj revolt of 869 lasted 14 years until the rebel ‘capital’, al-Mukhtarah was captured after a two and a half year siege. The number of people killed in the conflict range from 1.5 million to 2.5 million.(H)

Muslims were involved in the slave trade for centuries and in fact it is still present in some areas. In 2017 it was discovered Libya was selling blacks at slave auctions.(I)

H. The Case of Rhyme Versus Reason: Ibn Al-Råumåi and His Poetics in Context By Robert C. McKinney, p 468

I. http://fortune.com/2017/11/29/libya-slave-trade/

 
 

* If your wife is disobedient you can strike her:

Sura 4:34 - Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand."

NOTE: All verses from the Quran are from: http://corpus.quran.com

 
 

* Islam sanctions polygamy(J) - especially for Mohammed.

Allah managed to hand down quite a few "revelations" that sanctioned Muhammad's personal pursuit of sex at the expense of those around him. Sura 66:1 -

 

“O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you; you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (Shakir)

Sura 33:50: "O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her-- specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you;” (Shakir)

 

See also Sura: 33:51, 33:37, 66:2-5, 4:25, 23:32

J. https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/muhammads-sex-life.aspx

Polygamy is outlawed under Christianity.

 
 

* Pedophilic Islamic Marriages.

Islam approves of adults marrying children. This is outlawed under Christianity.                       

Hadith: Book 008, Number 3309:

 

'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah's Messenger (May peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house at the age of nine. She further said: We went to Medina and I had an attack of fever for a month, and my hair had come down to the earlobes. Umm Ruman (my mother) came to me and I was at that time on a swing along with my playmates. She called me loudly and I went to her and I did not know what she had wanted of me. She took hold of my hand and took me to the door, and I was saying: Ha, ha (as if I was gasping), until the agitation of my heart was over. She took me to a house, where had gathered the women of the Ansar. They all blessed me and wished me good luck and said: May you have share in good. She (my mother) entrusted me to them. They washed my head and embellished me and nothing frightened me. Allah's Messenger, (May peace be upon him) came there in the morning, and I was entrusted to him.(K)

 

See also Hadith: Book 008, Number 3310, 3311.(K)

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenini, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979 stated: 

 

“A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual acts such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by sharia). A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. . .”(L)

 

There are NO Quranic verses that specifically ban pedophilic marriages.

Even today, in “modern” Islam, child marriage is defended.(L)(M)

K. http://hadithcollection.com/sahihmuslim/136-Sahih%20Muslim%20Book%2008.%20Marriage/11408-sahih-muslim-book-008-hadith-number-3309.html
L. Killing the Quran by Jake Neuman, pub 2015, p 233
M. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1027742/settled-matter-bill-aiming-to-ban-child-marriages-shot-down/
N. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/01/17/saudi.child.marriage/index.html?iref=newssearch
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Music: 
The Code of Practice for Muslims in the Western World are as follows: Forbidden music is the music that is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings. It is permissible to visit public places where music is being played, even if it is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings, provided that one does not intentionally listen to it: for example, waiting areas for visitors, public parks, restaurants and cafes, etc. Even songs of praise dedicated to Muhammad and Imams or the songs that lift the spirits and morale of the fighters and the like are not permitted.(P) “Whoever listens to the entertainment (song and music), lead will be melted inside his ear on the day of judgment.”(Q) 

So if you enjoy music, forget it under Islam and Sharia law.

P. https://www.al-islam.org/a-code-of-practice-for-muslims-in-the-west-ayatullah-sistani/music-singing-dancing
Q. As-Sayyid al-Khu'I, al-Masa'ilu 'sh-Shar'iyya, vol. 2, p. 22.

 

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