Skip to comments.Muslims must be honest about Qur’an
Posted on 05/20/2014 3:50:49 PM PDT by rickmichaels
In the aftermath of Islamic jihadis the Boko Haram enslaving Christian school girls in Nigeria, the Muslim intelligentsia, instead of doing some serious introspection, has chosen to exercise damage control.
Columns by my co-religionists have appeared in newspapers ranging from the Toronto Star to The Independent in London and on CNN.com, where they avoid any reference to Sharia laws that permit Muslims to take non-Muslim female prisoners of war as sex slaves.
The fact is Muslim armies throughout history have been permitted under Islamic law to make sex slaves of non-Muslim prisoners.
Here is chapter 33, verse 50 of the Quran:
O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee.
When asked for a clarification, A Saudi cleric issued a fatwa permitting sex slavery.
He said: Praise be to Allaah. Islam allows a man to have intercourse with his slave woman, whether he has a wife or wives or he is not married Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also did that, as did the Sahaabah (his companions), the righteous and the scholars.
In the eighth century, when Arab armies invaded India, they took thousands of Hindu POWs as slaves back to the Caliph Walid in Damascus, who distributed the women as gifts to the newly emerging Arab nobility.
The ninth-century Persian historian al-Baladhuri writes in his book The Origins of the Islamic State that when the Arab general Muhammad bin Qasim invaded India in the year 711AD, the non-Muslim prisoners taken were given a choice of death or slavery.
Sixty thousand captives were made slaves in the city of Rur, among whom were thirty ladies of royal blood. One-fifth of the slaves and booty were set apart for the caliphs treasury and dispatched to Damascus, while the rest were scattered among the army of Islam.
The nineteenth century Indian Islamic scholar Abdullah Yusuf Ali, whose translation of the Quran is considered the most authentic, had the courage to be honest when he put a footnote to the Quranic verse mentioned above: The point does not now arise as the whole conditions and incidents of war have been altered and slavery has been abolished by international agreement.
But courage to face facts is rare among many Muslims today. I asked the writers of the Toronto Star and The Independent columns why they had not addressed the passages of the Quran that permit Muslims to take slaves. They did not answer.
I wrote to a woman who told Christiane Amanpour of CNN that Boko Haram do not understand Islam. I asked her why she had not addressed Sharia law that permits taking non-Muslim females as POWs. She too, did not respond.
We Muslims are caught in a conundrum. If the Arab general bin Qasim is our hero for enslaving non-Muslim women in India in the eighth century, how could Boko Haram be judged wrong for doing exactly the same in Nigeria today?
All we Muslims need do today is to echo Abdullah Yusuf Ali by saying, what was permitted in the seventh century, is no longer applicable in the twenty-first. But alas, neither honesty nor courage comes easy.
The Qur’an is Qur’ap.
Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."
Sura (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."
Sura (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah "
Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"
Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
Sura (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah"
Sura (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."
Sura (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..."
Sura (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Sura (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"
Sura (9:123) - "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."
Sura (47:4) - "So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make them prisoners,"
Sura (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way"
Sura (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end
From the Hadith:
Muslim (1:33) - the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah
Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power."
Ibn Ishaq: 327 - Allah said, A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.
Ibn Ishaq: 992 - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah."
Robert Spencer does a good job here explaining Islam - Blogging the Quran
The Quran says they DON’T have to be honest about it.
Hinduism has similar problems. I have forgotten the chapter and verse but the Veda’s say that the lowest form of creature you can be reincarnated as is a human woman.
Better to be “The leg of an insect than a woman”
Enslaving captives was standard practice throughout the world during Muhammad’s time. What’s exceptional about al Qaeda and its variants is that they believe it is acceptable today.
This author is clearly a Muslim Apostate.
He holds views contrary to the teachings in the Koran and Hadiths.
Typically, he wants to change the religion to accomodate his modern perception of what the religion should be.
Islam encourages killing Infidels and keeping slaves.
Get out of Islam if you can't abide by its fundamentals.-tom
Sick evil b*stards. :-/
Expecting pathological liars NOT to lie...how delusional.
actually given they practice al-taqiyaa, they don’t.
This thread is now haram! Allahu Fubar!
Step one would be to get their agents out of our government ( at all levels). Step two - deport or otherwise get rid of the enemy agents in other important parts of our society. (If we gave a d-— )
yes to the bacon
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