Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Hadith - The Sunna of Muhammed - Book Review

The Hadith, The Sunna of Mohammed, by Bill Warner, is a book that I highly recommend. It's only 70 pages long and is a summary of the Hadith (the sayings of Muhammad). Bill has done the hard work of reading and studying the Hadith and condensing it down to make it readable.

From Bill Warner's website Description:

The Hadith and the Koran repeatedly commands every Muslim to follow the perfect example of Mohammed’s life. His actions and words are called the Sunna. A Muslim is far more governed by the Hadith than the Koran.

The Sunna is found in the Traditions of Mohammed called the Hadith which gives us fascinating accounts about Mohammed. We know what he looked like, his sense of humor, his superstitions and how he ate. Details about his sex life, family life and leadership are all recorded. If only the Koran existed, there could be no Islam. The Koran does not have enough information to practice Islam, but the Hadith has all that is needed to follow the example of Mohammed as a husband, a father, a leader, a warrior and the perfect husband. The Hadith is an easy place to begin learning about Mohammed and Islamic doctrine.


Some Selections From the Book (Note - B = Sahih Bukhari; M = Sahih Muslim.):

Was Muhammad Suffering From OCD? (Heading My Own)

B1,4,169 "Mohammed would perform all tasks by working from right to left. This included putting on his shoes, combing his hair, or washing himself." (Pg 59)

Farting During Prayer is Not Allowed (Heading My Own)

B1,4,137 "Mohammed: “A person at prayer who either urinates, defecates, or breaks wind must repeat ablution, or his prayer will not be accepted.”"

B1,4,139 Mohammed was asked by my uncle about an acquaintance who suspected that he may have broken wind while praying. Mohammed said, “Unless he either hears or smells something, he should not stop praying.”

B1,8,436 Mohammed: “As long as a person is properly praying and does not break wind,
the angels will continue to ask Allah’s forgiveness for you. The angels say, ‘Allah be merciful. Forgive him.’”
(Pg 53)

Muhammad Forbade Laughing at Farts (Heading My Own)

B8,73,68 "Mohammed outlawed laughing at someone for breaking wind."

Don't laugh...

But Laughing at Exposed Genitals is Fine (Heading My Own)

M031,5932 "Amir B. Sa’d reported, on the authority of his father, that Allah’s Apostle gathered his parents for him on the Day of Uhud when a polytheist had set fire to (i.e. attacked fiercely) the Muslims. Thereupon Allah’s Apostle said to him: “(Sa’d), shoot an arrow, (Sa’d), may my mother and father be taken as ransom for you.” I drew an arrow and I shot a featherless arrow at the Meccan polytheist, aiming his side. He fell down and his private parts were exposed. Allah’s Messenger laughed so that I saw his front teeth." (Pg 61)


Throw Effeminate Men From Your Homes

B7,72,774 "Mohammed cursed effeminate men and masculine women. He said, “Throw such people from your homes.”  Mohammed ordered such a man to be turned out and Umar ordered such a woman turned out." (Pg 44)

This would seem to be where ISIS got the idea from to throw gays from high buildings.
(E.g. ISIS Gathers Crowd to Witness Brutal Punishment for Those Accused of This 'Crime' - IJR)



"Mohammed’s first successor Abu Bakr reportedly had a homosexual burned at the stake. The fourth caliph, Mohammed’s son-in-law Ali, ordered a sodomite thrown from the minaret of a mosque. Others he ordered to be stoned. One of the earliest and most authoritative commentators on the Koran, Ibn ‘Abbas (died 687) blended both approaches into a two-step execution in which “the sodomite should be thrown from the highest building in the town and then stoned."
(Islam and Homosexuality - The Religion of Peace)

Some Rats Are Changed Jews
M042,7135 "Mohammed: “A tribe of Bani Isra’il [Jews] disappeared. I do not know what became of them, but I think they mutated and became rats. Have you noticed that a rat won’t drink camel’s milk, but it will drink goat’s milk?”" (Pg 28)


Nazi Propaganda Portraying a Jew as a Rat
No Punishment Is Too Great For The Apostate (& Camel Urine Is Medicinal)

B8,82,797 "Some people came to Medina and soon became ill, so Mohammed sent them to the place where the camels were sheltered and told them to drink camel urine and milk as a remedy. They followed his advice, but when they recovered, they killed the shepherd guarding the camels and stole the herd. In the morning, Mohammed heard what the men had done and ordered their capture. Before noon, the men were captured and brought before Mohammed. He ordered that their hands and feet be cut off and their eyes gouged out with hot pokers. They were then thrown on jagged rocks, their pleas for water ignored and they died of thirst. Abu said, “They were thieves and murderers who abandoned Islam and reverted to paganism, thus attacking Allah and Mohammed.”" (Pg 46)

Kill The Apostate

B9,89,271 "A certain Jew accepted Islam, but then reverted to his original faith. Muadh saw the man with Abu Musa and said, “What has this man done?” Abu Musa answered, “He accepted Islam, but then reverted to Judaism.” Muadh then said, “It is the verdict of Allah and Mohammed that he be put to death and I’m not going to sit down unless you kill him.” [Death is the sentence for apostasy, leaving Islam.]" (Pg 46)


Conclusion

"What is the real Islam? Radical Islam? Fundamentalist Islam? Moderate Islam? Meccan Islam? Medinan Islam? There is only Islam... The Trilogy [Hadith, Sira, and Koran] is perfect, permanent, and universal. It cannot be changed. A Muslim may reform but Islam cannot." (Pg 63, 65)

(Note - The book is available as a PDF download here.)

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Abortion - The Modern Holocaust

I regularly post about abortion on my facebook page because it's one of the big evils in society today and I'm convinced that it's something that God abhors. In Jeremiah 19 God says to Israel that he is about to bring judgment on them and allow their enemies to invade them because they were not only worshiping other gods but they were murdering their own children. The Lord said that he would bring disaster on them because they have "filled this place with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal".

Today the people of God are doing a similar thing - practicing and turning a blind eye to the sin of murdering children through abortion. This sin sees pre-born babies murdered at the altar of personal convenience - a form of self-worship. And then we wonder why God's hedge of protection has been lifted and we are seeing our enemies from Islamic nations attacking the West.

Abortion can be seen as a modern Holocaust that is far worse than what the Nazis did in terms of the number of deaths.




Nazi death toll - 6 million Jews.
Abortion death toll in USA alone - 57.5 million.


Of course many liberals argue that abortion isn't murder, and that it's their body and so it's their choice, but this makes no sense.

 It's also absurd that liberals say they are for equality and choice...


Liberals think they are so moral by speaking up for animal rights, but don't seem to care about human rights for the unborn. (Especially ironic given that they argue that humans are evolved animals).


But it's not just liberals that have serious internal contradictions in their beliefs and actions. Something is seriously wrong when the abortion statistics aren't much different between professing Christians and non-Christians...
http://www.guttmacher.org/in-the-know/characteristics.html
To those who would argue that abortion is legal and so there's nothing wrong with it - never forget that everything that Hitler did in Germany was legal.


In the First Century, infanticide (the killing of children) was accepted by most people as being normal, but the early Church helped bring an end to this evil practice because they knew that the gospel was not merely about getting into heaven. The gospel is the gospel of the Kingdom - and part of that means that God wants us to make a difference in this world to bring about justice for the oppressed.


Who is more helpless than a child in the womb? We need to speak up for our pre-born neighbors if we are truly going to fulfill God's command to us to "love thy neighbour".

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Did Pam Geller NEEDLESSLY Offend Muslims? An Open Letter to Dr Michael Brown

I'm reblogging this excellent article from Project315.net. I couldn't have said it better myself.



Dear Dr. Brown,

I come to you as a brother in Christ, and one of your biggest defenders.  I have defended you in the comments below your Charisma articles from believers who continually slander you for being bold in your quest for sharing the truth about the dangers of homosexuality.  So please understand I come as a friend (trying to sharpen iron), not as a foe.

In one Facebook post you wrote, “I am committed to boldly proclaiming Jesus even if it means death.  I'm not committed to NEEDLESSLY offending those I want to reach."  Your comment reiterates the sentiments from your recent article on the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas:  “And so, while I defend Geller’s right to hold the contest and, to repeat, while I commend her courage and boldness, I personally believe it is an UNNECESSARY provocation of Muslims…”  I emphasized NEEDLESSLY and UNNECESSARY because that is the crux of my disagreement with your comments.   You seem to believe the offense was needless while Pamela Geller, I, and many others believe that it was needed.  I will get to why I believe it is needed and not needless later, but first, have you considered your posts and pictures that shed light on the brutality committed in the name of Islam?  You have also provided Quranic verses that show how Islam’s holy book justifies these acts.  Don’t think I am condemning these posts.  I cheer them on because they reflect the truth—a truth many are ignorant of and therefore NEED to be informed on.  But you do realize these posts probably offend Muslims; therefore, some Islamapologists or even some Christians could just as easily point to your posts and say, “while I defend Dr. Brown’s right to post on Facebook, while I commend his courage and boldness, I personally believe it is an UNNECESSARY provocation of Muslims.”  In fact you know from experience that your posts offend Muslims because they have complained to Facebook and have had your page shut down.

But I am guessing that you post these not with the INTENTION of antagonizing Muslims, but with the INTENT of informing/raising awareness to a spiritual and even physical danger that cloaks itself in a religion called “Islam.”   And maybe that is where you are drawing a distinction between you and Pam Gellar—INTENT.  Your intent is to inform/raise awareness and you believe Pam’s intent is to antagonize. But if that is the case, the assumption that Geller’s intent is to antagonize is nothing more than that—an assumption.  It is based on nothing that she has said explicitly or implicitly.  When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper, “What was the purpose of holding an event that specifically focused on drawing Muhammad?”  Geller responded, “Well that’s where the war on free speech is coming from…” (2:45 mark below)

For the video and full article click the link below:
www.project315.net/blog/did-pam-geller-needlessly-offend-muslims-an-open-letter-to-dr-michael-brown .

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Robert Spencer and Megan Kelly Interview Re Garland Shooting


Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch was interviewed today by Megan Kelly in relation to the recent Garland Texas Shooting at the Muhammad Cartoon event. What they said was so true and so insightful that I'm sharing it here on my blog.

From the interview:
Megyn Kelly: Are we not on very dangerous ground here where two assassins try to kill innocent people exercising their First Amendment rights and the question the society is now asking is, 'well what were they saying?'

Robert Spencer: That's exactly the problem. We're on VERY dangerous ground, because what we're saying is if you kill enough people then we will give you what you want, and we will turn on the people who wont give you want, and we will make them the problem.


"The shooting last night was not caused by the free-speech event... [It was] caused by Islamic supremacist ideology and its law that incites Muslims to kill those they judge to have disparaged Islam." (Andrew McCarthy)

For the Full interview see here.


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