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1 SOURCES OF IDEOLOGICAL AUTHORITY MAJ JASON ORLICH, USA PACOM JIOC
This briefing is classified: UNCLASSIFIED This brief is based upon Extensive Research, Islamic texts, history, and lessons learned at JTF GTMO

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3 “Know the Enemy” 8127 A 7TH CENTURY WAY OF LIFE No matter how much Muslims attempt to dress up Islam to make it attractive to the West, there are still many teachings of Islam that fall short of recognized modern standards for human rights. The rights that were accorded to 7th century. The Culture of Death reflects a state of COLLECTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL DETACHEMENT in which a child can celebrate the loss of a Father and a Mother the loss of a son.” There are numerous examples of growing influence that Tehran has today, and the extent to which the culture of death and the glorification of martydom have proliferated in more than one Arab country. For example, Tehran is spreading this culture of death by exploiting its sectarian affiliation with Shi’ites in Iraq and Lebanon, and by means of its support of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements. "Wherever there are Americans and Jews, they will be killed. Wherever there are Muslims, they should prepare for jihad and by the grace of god, the victory will be Islam's. We value death more than you value life.” UNCLASSIFIED

4 Walid Shoebat, Former PLO Terrorist
“Religious conditioning taught to Muslim masses, by using allusions of misery, historic manipulation, and illusion of the virtues of a distant past by continual reflection on glory days long ago, in order to convert masses into angry, pride-filled, remorseless killers and seekers of salvation by death. The goal is to intimidate non-Muslims by fear and threats, in order to re-establish a utopian theocratic world in which Islam and Muslims are dominant and all non-Muslims are subservient. This conditioning becomes the sole focus of both spiritual leaders, and the followers in every aspect of their daily lives.” Walid Shoebat, Former PLO Terrorist P. 27, “Why We Want to Kill You” Walid Shoebat, Former PLO Terrorist

5 “Know the Enemy”

6 Purpose Of This Briefing
الإسلام Why am I interested in Islam? I am interested in: -Islam and have friends who are Muslim. -The ideology, psychology, and motivations of terrorists who use Islam as a vehicle to propagate violence in the world. -Winning the war on terrorism! -Providing a sanity-check to the saturation bombing of disinformation by the media! -Promoting peace, pluralistic, AND tolerant societies around the world. -Preserving Western Civilization and democracy as we know it. -Developing greater awareness of Islam, it’s history, and what Islamic law means to America. -The Qur’an, Allah – The God of the Muslims, Abrogation, and many of the historical facts that are omitted in a coordinated, systematic disinformation campaign in the West today via the media and education!! -An open, honest discussion and dialogue about the terrorists America faces today who happen to be Muslim. Because the West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad. Jihad (in Arabic, "struggle") is a central duty of every Muslim. Modern Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam. But violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history. Many passages of the Qur'an and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, which denies unbelievers equality of human rights and dignity, is available today for anyone with the will and means to bring it to life. This briefing is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology plays in the modern world, and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts. We hope to alert people of good will to the true nature of the present global conflict.

7 Thoughts On Islam While Preparing This Briefing
الإسلام Thoughts On Islam While Preparing This Briefing Since childhood, one thing that has struck me about Muslims are the different ways in which they interpret and live their religion. Though there may be said to be certain "divisions" of Islam (e.g. Shia and Sunni) and a number of schools within these, there are also various competing sects claiming to be the unique representatives of Islam. It is not possible, therefore, to paint Islam with a single brush. I leave Muslims to argue amongst themselves as to what they shall do with the original Islamic vision, and judging from what I have read in all the original Islamic texts, multiple sources, experiences in the war on terror, the internet, they are already doing that with great passion. Frequently asked questions: 1) What about the Crusades? 2) If Islam is violent, why are so many Muslims peaceful? 3) What about the violent passages in the bible? 4) Could an Islamic “reformation” pacify Islam? 5) What about the history of Western colonialism in the Islamic world? 6) How can a violent political ideology be the 2nd largest and fastest growing relgion on earth? 7) Is is fair to paint all Islamic schools of thought as violent? 8) What about the great achievements of Islamic civilization?

8 11 Final Caveats! UNCLASSIFIED
Before we get into a discussion on Islam I do want to make a few more things clear to our Muslim audience: I am not here to be disrespectful to Islam or to individual persons' beliefs. It is inevitable that when presented with uncomfortable facts that some people are going to get upset. This happens no matter what religious belief is being discussed and no matter how diplomatic, kind, thoughtful and respectful you try to be. For some Muslims any criticism of their faith is tantamount to blasphemy and meritorious of the death sentence. We live in the West where freedom to express one's personal opinion is taken for granted, especially if they themselves live in the West. In many Eastern countries I would not have that freedom and would probably now be dead were I to say what I am about to say. We must deal with realities. Nobody should be intimidated to have an open dialogue! Remember the materials you are reading here exist in libraries, bookstores, and Cyberspace which is a Western creation and operates on the basis of FREE SPEECH. I am not going to throw insults at Islam or Muslims in this presentation. My purpose is only to present historical, archaeological, and social facts which cannot be disputed, and quote the authoritative Islamic sources: the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira (Trinity of Islam). Please do not get upset with me if these facts contradict your cherished beliefs - go to the museums and look at the archaeological artifacts and see for yourself, check out the history, address the social situation, and argue with the Qur’an or the Hadith - I am merely passing on what these say;

9 Pre-Flight Check De-Programming of Western Minds!
Information derived from Islamic sources and many other scholarly works are all available to the public. Critical analysis and dialogue are needed to gulf the bridge between the West and the Islamic world. NEWS FLASH: NOT ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS! TERRORISTS COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES, NATIONALITIES, GENDERS, RELIGIONS, AND FLAVORS! This brief examines the history, ideology, methodology of Islam and its followers who have subscribed to the use of terror to propagate Islam. Is all the vast array of scholarly information available on Allah simply a conspiracy by evil Westerners to discredit Islam? May I conclude this short introduction by welcoming you to a further investigation of Islam as revealed by its own writings, history, archaeology and sociology. The Muslim is enjoined by his religion to find common ground and I hope that we will be able to do that here. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS? UNCLASSIFIED

10 DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS?
What is real Islam? Radical Islam? Fundamentalist Islam? Moderate Islam? THERE IS ONLY ISLAM – Islam is like a rainbow, a full-spectrum political system! “Arguments that the real Islam is moderate or that the “real Islam” is fundamentalist are like those who would say the rainbow is red or green! A rainbow is not red, not green. A rainbow is all colors. Islam is not peaceful, not violent. Islam is peaceful and violent. You can no more remove the aggression than you can remove the red from the rainbow.” The only true view is to take the whole Islam The Islamic political doctrine always has two choices – BOTH ARE TRUE! Political Islam is profoundly DUALISTIC! THIS DUALISM CANNOT BE REMOVED! DUALISM IS AT THE CORE OF THE TRILOGY! The Trilogy is perfect, permanent, and universal. It cannot be changed. A Muslim may reform but Islam cannot! This argument reminds a scientist of the old arguments about light. Is light a particle or is light a wave? The arguments went back and forth. Quantum mechanics gave us an answer. Light is dualistic; it is both a particle and a wave. It depends on the circumstances as to which quality manifests. Islam functions in the same manner. It must be emphasized that all of the analysis in this briefing derives from the Islamic sources themselves and is not the product of critical Western scholarship. Indeed, most modern Western scholarship of Islam is hardly “critical” in any meaningful sense. It is Islam’s self-interpretation that necessitates and glorifies violence, not any foreign interpretation of it. UNCLASSIFIED

11 Islam’s Strong Appeal It has a simple monotheistic creed without complicated dogmas and without schisms of Christianity. It is an international brotherhood with a strong sense of community which cuts across differences of race, color and caste. This sense of community is demonstrated in the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. It appeals to the oppressed. It offers clear guidance about how to live, and claims to be relevant to all the problems of the 20th century - social, economic and political. It presents itself as an alternative to the materialism and atheism of Communism and to the decadence of the so-called "Christian" west. It meets the immediate personal needs of the Muslims' lives and the need for direction, power, healing and protection, etc. Terrorist ideologies tend to provide a set of beliefs that justify and mandate certain behaviors. Those beliefs are regarded as absolute, and the behaviors are seen as serving a meaningful cause. Anyone who questions or doubts the cause is considered a traitor. The Umma are the defenders of the cause of Allah, to which all must submit and obey. In other words, the Muslim is not only obliged to enforce civil laws to which Western societies are accustomed, but they also must enforce the Islamic moral code – the way everyone dresses, the times to pray, business hours, dietary laws. Every aspect of life in the society must adhere to the Shari’a Islamic law.

12 “A Perfect Enemy” Paul Sperry, author of Infiltration
“America is fighting a perfect enemy, one protected by religious freedoms and racial sensitivities. And we have a less than perfect understanding of what motivates the enemy, and how it is aided and abetted by a religious support network that exploits American culture and tax laws and is patiently infiltrating the American system to overturn it from within.” Page 328 Militant Islamism continues to present a grave threat to America and to the world. Given that indisputable fact, it becomes vital for the American public to gain the greatest possible awareness of the face of the enemy. Clearly the task of ferreting out and combating the ever-shifting terrorist threat falls primarily on our law enforcement agencies and intelligence community, who remain vigilant in that pursuit. But an informed and supportive citizenry is also a vital factor. AQ brought terrorism home to the majority of Americans who had previously perceived militant Islam as an external, overseas problem. On 9-11, the country awoke to a violent reality. AQ is not the only terrorist group seeking to harm the US. Various groups have waged jihad in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa and beyond and have infiltrated our society. They have hatched plots from within our borders to execute attacks domestically and to raise funds for their terror campaigns abroad. These groups have not only created physical networks on the ground for their campaigns but they have also graduated to the use of modern-day technology, creating a virtual world on the internet where extremists, planners and operatives can communicate via chat rooms, , and messaging software. Fervent and fiery imams propagate the necessity of jihad to young men and women from Karachi to Chicago. With minimal effort, manuals on terrorism that contain knowledge on subjects such as explosives, chemical weaponry, and guerilla tactics are disseminated secretly across the globe from training camps on the Pakistani-Afghan border to populated Western cities. In the age of cyberspace, the enemy has become ethereal and elusive – connected by an ideology that spreads with an ease that is not yet matched by our ability to track and defeat it. The internet’s role in dissemination coupled with the decentralization of major terrorist groups – particularly AQ has led the increasing threat from homegrown groups, consisting of American citizens who have turned against their own country to wage jihad. The 7/7 bombings in London and the arrests of 17 terrorist suspects in Canada may come to mind as the primary examples of indigenous threats, but such plotters have been active in America as well. Among the most recent examples are the cell at California’s Folsom Prison that allegedly conspired to attack USMIL facilities and Jewish targets; the Portland 7, the Toledo Cell; and the Virginia “paintball jihad” network. Homegrown groups will undboubtedly continue to be a major focus in the war on terror. While militant Islamism is just the latest in a series of threats that our nation has faced, its uniqueness and malevolence cannot be understated. Determined to combat whatever it sees as divergent, different or unholy, this zealous strain of Islam will settle for nothing less than our total subjugation or destruction. It couples zealotry in pursuit of its goals with patience as to achieving them. Homegrown plotters, sleeper cells, intolerant and hateful imams, and their domestic apologists all seek to undermine the foundations of this country through a variety of means: rhetoric, fund-raising, and violence. Intricate webs of interconnected groups and organizations have been established to pursue – and often to obfuscate – the zealots’ destructive objectives. The makeup of those webs keeps shifting, the face of the enemy keeps changing, but the danger posed remains constant and real. An informed public can confront this threat – not with anxiety and dread – but with intelligence, honesty, courage. The goal of this briefing, then is to provide the public with the best and most up-to-date snapshot that diligent research can assemble of the ever-changing face of the terrorist organizations, and their support groups, that make up Jihad Incorporated. UNCLASSIFIED

13 Salat Prayer, worship of Allah.
Muslims must perform salah 5 times a day facing the kaba in Mecca Before Salah, Muslims prepare themselves by performing Wudu (Ablution) which involves cleaning the hands, face, arms, head and feet. Salat Time Salat-ul-Fajr Between the first light of dawn and sunrise Salat-ul-Zuhr After Midday Salat-ul-Asr Mid-afternoon Salat-ul-Maghrib Sunset Salat-ul-Isha From one and a half hours after sunset PRAYER TIMINGS Prayer timings do not remain constant as they are determined by looking at the sun. Consequently the time of a particular prayer would be different in different parts of the World. Prayer Time Tables are easily available at the mosques and Islamic Centers throughout the World. Now-a- days electronic devices like 'TBilal" or "Spectronic" are available in the market which can tell the prayer times of nearly 1000 major cities of the World. They are particularly helpful to the Muslims travelling to non-Muslim countries However, the following general timetable for prayers can fairly be observed in almost any part of the World. There are five obligatory prayers which are performed at five different times of the day. (1) Salat-ul-Fajr. The morning Prayer It is the first of the Five obligatory prayers of the day.lt can be performed at any time between the breaking of the dawn till sunrise. It consists of two raka's (two units as explained through the accompanying postures). (2) Salat-ul-Zuhr. The noon prayer It consist of four raka's, (4 units); Its time begins after the sun declines from its zenith until it is about midway from setting. (3) Sa la t-ul -Asr. The afernoon Prayer It consists of four raka's (4 units). Its time begins soon after the time for Zuhr prayer ends and extends to just before sunset (4) Salat-ul-Maghrib. The evening prayer It consists of three raka's (3 units). Its time begins just after sunset and extends to a period of an hour and a half. (5) Salat-ul-lsha. The night prayer. It consists of four raka's (4 units) and its time begins about an hour and a half after sunset and extends to dawn. Of the 5 obligatory prayers mentioned above, one of them contains two raka's, three contain four raka's and one containing three raka's Each kind has been explained separately. All the prayers (to be recited in Arabic) and the postures in which to recite each prayer have been explained with the help of the given figures. The figures have been drawn in the order in which each posture is assumed and the particular prayer recited. In order to memorize the prayer for each posture the reader only needs to look at the number of the figure and listen to the tape while looking at the transcript which gives the Arabic prayer in Roman letters. Obligatory prayers containing verses from the Quran were performed five times daily at Fajr (dawn), Zuhr (noon), Asr (afternoon), Magrib (sunset), and Isha'a (evening). A learned person chosen from the congregation leads the prayers in Arabic, the language of the Revelation. Central to the Muslim way of life, prayers link the worshipper directly to God. Salah must be recited from memory in the Arabic language even if the person does not speak or understand Arabic. Performed with vocal recitation, mental concentration, verbal communication, and physical movement, prayers help Muslims attain spiritual upliftment, peace, and harmony. Personal supplication can be offered in one's own language.

14 Call to Prayer A translation of the Call to Prayer is:
Allah is most great. Allah is most great. I testify that there is no god except Allah. I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Come to prayer!  Come to prayer! Come to success (in this life and the Hereafter)! Come to success! There is no god except Allah. ATHAN or AZAN The Call to Prayer Allah is defined as the ONE who ALONE, without partners or helpers created all that IS created in creation, either known or unknown 1 Allah u Akbar, Allah u Akbar -- Allah is Great, Allah is Great 2-Ash-hadu al-la Ilaha ill Allah - Ash-hadu al-la Ilaha ill Allah -- I bear witness that there is no divinty but Allah 3 Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulullaah -- I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulullaah. -- I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger 4 Hayya la-s-saleah - Hayya la-s-saleah -- Hasten to the prayer, Hasten to the prayer 5 Hayya la-l-faleah - Hayya la-l-faleah -- Hasten to real success, Hasten to real success, 6 Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar -- Allah is Great, Allah is Great 7 La Ilaha ill Allah -- There is no divinity but Allah The Islamic Call to Prayer The Muslim is called to prayer five times a day. The call to prayer is heard at dawn, at the midday, about the middle of the afternoon, just after sunset, and at night fall about two hours after sunset. The muezzin, a man appointed to call to prayer, climbs the mineret of the mosque, and he calls in all directions, "Hasten to prayer." Many mosques no longer require the muezzin to climb the mineret. Instead, a loud speaker carries the message. Responding to this call on Friday afternoon, praying in the mosque, and making the pledge to Allah, is the only thing need to become a Muslim. At this point one crosses over from Dar ul Harb, the house of the pagan, into Dar ul Islam, the house of Islam (submission). The slave can no longer be beaten carelessly, and the Coptic Christian must hereafter be given work and treated with respect. This is a very simple, faithless, and almost mindless exercise. The emphasis is on not making a verbal mistake rather than on believing something. If the Muslim makes an error in the word sequence of prayer in the mosque, he will at once rise and quietly exit in shame. The prayer carpet is carried by the Muslim when he travels abroad. At the times of prayer, he will determine the direction of Mecca, roll out his prayer carpet, and say his prayers to Allah. I last heard the Islamic call to prayer at Vernon and Dix on the south side of Dearborn, Michigan at noon. This was the point in time when Jehovah God spoke to my soul of His deep love to Muslims. The call of Jehovah is the call of a God who wants to talk to his children from His Word, the Bible. The vain repetition of the Islamic prayer ritual is replaced by a daily experience of hearing the voice of God in one's soul.

15 Islam Means ‘Peace’?? The Myth: Lesser educated Muslims and apologists in the West claim that the root of Islam is “al-Salaam,” which is “peace” in Arabic The Truth: The root word for Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.” There is no controversy about this meaning among Islamic scholars! Submission and peace can be very different concepts, even if a form of peace is often brought about through forcing others into submission. In truth, the Qur’an not only calls Muslims to submit to Allah, it also commands them to SUBDUE people of other religions until they are in a full state of submission to Islamic rule. This has inspired the aggressive history of Islam and its success at conquering other cultures Over the past decade, terrorism has thrust Islam into the public consciousness. But far from concluding that violence done in the name of Islam suggests that Islam itself is violent, Western leaders have consistenly affirmed that Islam is peaceful. No matter how much Muslims attempt to dress up Islam to make it attractive to the West, there are still many teachings of Islam that fall short of recognized modern standards for human rights. The rights that were accorded to 7th century Bedouins are far from being acceptable to us in this 21st century.

16 It's all about Iraq, isn't it? Yep, it's all about Iraq and...
8127 It's all about Iraq, isn't it? Yep, it's all about Iraq and... WEEKLY JIHAD REPORT JIHAD ATTACKS: 77 DEAD: INJURED: 920 MONTHLY JIHAD REPORT MARCH – 2007 JIHAD ATTACKS: 288 DEAD BODIES: INJURED: India and the Sudan and Algeria and Afghanistan and New York and Pakistan and Israel and Russia and Chechnya and the Philippines and Indonesia and Nigeria and England and Thailand and Spain and Egypt and Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia and Ingushetia and Dagestan and Turkey and Kabardino-Balkaria and Morocco and Yemen and Lebanon and France and Uzbekistan and Gaza and Tunisia and Kosovo and Bosnia and Mauritania and Kenya and Eritrea and Syria and Somalia and California and Argentina and Kuwait and Virginia and Ethiopia and Iran and Jordan and United Arab Emirates and Louisiana and Texas and Tanzania and Germany and Australia and Pennsylvania and Belgium and Denmark and East Timor and Qatar and Maryland and Tajikistan and the Netherlands and Scotland and Chad and Canada and China and... ...and pretty much wherever Muslims believe their religion tells them to:   "Fight those who do not believe in Allah, ... nor follow the religion of truth... until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection."  Qur'an, Sura 9:29 Everywhere one examines a militant group, one finds links to others. Some organizations have become so interconnected that they are almost indistinguishable. To fight today’s international terrorism, we must fight jihad. To fight jihad, we must understand Islam, and to understand Islam, we must first put away our own ethno-centric view of religion and values and try to comprehend a culture in which women bear and raise children just so they can become suicide bombers to kill Jews. We must also recognize that Islamist terrorism is more accurately understood as the product of history of Islam than as the product of the history of terrorism. As the new century begins, Islam’s war with the West continues! This conflict, a fourth generation form of war (4GW), is different from all others in the American experience. Somewhere in the world today, Muslims are conducting each and every form of 4GW. In doing so they are not falling prey to “hijackers” of Islam or a small minority of extremists; they are obeying the central tenets of their religion as laid down in the Qur’an, Hadith and Sirat Rasul Allah practiced by the “insan al-kamil” (“the ideal man”) Muhammad. They are continuing a tradition of 14 centuries and are doing so on every populated continent on earth. The orthodox wage jihad, and it is the small minority who seek at great personal risk, to reform and modernize their religion and cultures. CT professionals and policymakers should not lose focus of the entire movement by the actions of suicide bombers. America is engaged in a war against an enemy with no recognizable government or territory, a war initiated centuries ago, and a war that has taken on new forms and new fronts to reach the desired goal / endstate of Islam – Worldwide Khilafa! They are evolving…ARE WE?

17 Have the Terrorists Hijacked Islam?
While it's not true, if it were it wouldn't matter! History tells us that as little as 3% of the population, sufficiently indoctrinated and vicious, will hold sway over the 97%. As evidence, only 3% of Russians were Communists in 1917 and only 3% of Germans were Nazis in 1924 yet they controlled everyone. While no one knows what percentage of Muslims are good ones – fundamentalists following Muhammad's example - versus peaceful Muslim hypocrites, at least three times three percent and most likely ten times that amount are jihadists. That is why most Muslims revere Osama bin Laden and continue to praise and protect him. That is why so many Muslims strap bombs to their bodies - murdering and mutilating everyone in their path. The minority will tyrannize and terrorize the majority when the few are immersed in sufficiently vicious and hateful doctrines. The Qur'an is a declaration of war against all mankind. The Hadith is a terrorist manifesto. Islam's lone prophet, Muhammad, according to these sources, was a mass murderer, pirate, pedophile, rapist, slave trader and terrorist. Therefore, rather than having corrupted Islam, the terrorists have actually been corrupted by it. All good Muslims are terrorists and all peaceful Muslims are hypocrites. When we come to realize that Islam and Nazism are virtually indistinguishable in their prophet, his words, ambitions and deeds, we will be empowered to save ourselves from them.

18 Peaceful asceticism was an alien concept to the desert warriors and condemned by Mohammad as “monkery” (rahbaniya) typical of Christians. Dozens of “solid” quotes from Hadith with Mohammad’s assurances that Allah guarantees to all jihadi warriors instant paradise in case of martydom, or , there is enormous booty and conquest of a country, which cannot be equaled “reward or booty he has earned.” (2:193) To be a Muslim was rewarding in the hereafter, and profitable in this life: Jihad is the best method of earning, both spiritual and temporal . If victory is won to any other source of earning. If there is defeat or death, there is everlasting Paradise and a great spiritual benefit. This sort of Jihad is conditional upon pure motive (i.e., for establishing the kingdom of Allah on earth). “Islam” and Jihad” were originally secular concepts, denoting a sublime virtue in the eyes of the Arab: Defiance of death, bravery, and struggle. The stress was on the totality of one’s vocation, not on submission. (Mishkat II, p. 253)

19 Salafism Salafism is an ideology that posits that Islam has strayed from its origins. The word "salaf" is Arabic for "ancient one" and refers to the companions of the Prophet Mohammed (the venerable generations) Salafists argue that the faith has become decadent over the centuries. Salafists call for the restoration of authentic Islam as expressed by a LITERAL adherence to its original teachings and texts. "Salafists are calling for re-Islamization at the daily level." REMEMBER: 1) El-Kharij, 2) Ali, 3) El Hashashen, 4) Ibn Taymiya, 5) Hasan al-Banna, 6) Sayyid Qutb, 7) Abdullah Azzam

20 Intolerance Codified Dar al-Salam and Dar al-Harb
Dar al Islam – Final Objective Muslims dominate and infidels are at best expelled or at worst massacred. Convert, die, or leave! Applies to “people of the book!” Muslims obliged to wage struggle against unbelievers! Tactical ceasefires never abandoned short of unbelievers submission! This is the real meaning of jihad! The meaning of jihad as the obligatory and permanent war against non-Muslims has not changed since Al-Mawardi’s time just before the 1st Crusade. “For the fallen and victorious alike, the rewards are instant and plentiful: “for whoever fights on God’s path, whether he is killed or triumphs, we will give him a handsome reward.” 4:74 Modern Islamic Activists: “Islam must rule the world and until Islam does rule the world, we will continue to sacrifice our lives.” This is neither extreme nor remarkable from the standpoint of Islam. It has been divinely sanctioned from the moment Mohammad had established a power base in Medina”

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22 After 1400 Years, The Lesser Jihad Rages On!
8127 After 1400 Years, The Lesser Jihad Rages On!

23 Salafi jihadists see life as being divided between the world of Islam (dar al-Islam) and the land of conflict or war (dar al-harb). Through jihad, they wish to extend the Muslim world so that all of humankind can live under its umbrella. Modern Islamic Activists: “Islam must the rule the world and until Islam does rule the world, we will continue to sacrifice our lives.” This is neither extreme nor remarkable from the standpoint of traditional Islam. It has been divinely sanctioned from the moment Mohammad had established a power base in Medina: They harken back to the Great Caliphate, when the Muslim world extended from Spain (then called Andalusia), across North Africa and the Middle East, down the west coast of Africa, and across the Caspian region to India and the Philippines. At its height in the 1200s, the Caliphate was a highly sophisticated civilization, responsible for many inventions and innovations in mathematics and science drawn from its subjugated dhimmi populations.

24 Islam, in the West, is fighting its battle of acceptance and legitimacy.
Muslim activists are working fervently trying to improve Islam's image. Their goal is to create an environment in which Islam can be easily propagated. Their tool is as old as Islam itself, but they have just rediscovered it. This tool is telling Christians that Islam and Christianity have a lot in common. They cite Islam's belief in the Bible, God, Jesus, Mary, the prophets, the day of judgment and Paradise. Fourteen centuries ago, Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, used it when he started preaching his new religion in Mecca. At the beginning when Mohammed was weak, he was conciliatory and appeasing to Christians. He told them, "We believe in what has been sent down to us (The Quran), and sent down to you (The Bible). Our God is the same as your God." Surah 29:46 Later, in Medina, after Mohammed became strong, all this changed. Allah, allegedly, tells him then, "Fight people of the Book (Christians and Jews) who do not accept the religion of the truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior." Surah 9:29 The fact is that the differences between Christianity and Islam are very deep, and irreconcilable. This tactic is not new to Islam. Fourteen centuries ago, Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, used it when he started preaching his new religion in Mecca. At the beginning when Mohammed was weak, he was conciliatory and appeasing to Christians. He told them, "We believe in what has been sent down to us (The Quran), and sent down to you (The Bible). Our God is the same as your God." Surah 29:46. Later, in Medina, after Mohammed became strong, all this changed. Muslims' message to Christians in the West, these days," We have a lot in common, we are similar, accept us, listen to us..." It is a ploy, don't believe it; they use it only to spread their religion. After they gain the upper hand, Muslims' message will be, "We have nothing in common with you, you are infidels who worship three gods, and follow a corrupt Bible. You are dhimmis who must accept Islam or pay jizya (penalty tax) for being Christians..." Then, there would be no understanding between Muslims and Christians, no dialogues, and no bridges.... Don't let Muslims deceive you into believing that Islam is a legitimate extension of Christianity. The Bible makes it clear that, "last of all," God the Father sent His Son Jesus (Matthew 21:37), and that the Bible is God's last revelation (Revelation 22:18). Jesus warns, "There shall arise false prophets, that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:24 Allah, allegedly, tells him then, "Fight people of the Book (Christians and Jews) who do not accept the religion of the truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior." Surah 9:29 The fact is that the differences between Christianity and Islam are very deep, and irreconcilable. The space limitation will enable us to list just a few.

25 Overview “Duality of Islam”
Religious and Political Islam - Islam is a political system, a culture and religion - The religion of Islam is what is required for a Muslim to enter paradise and avoid hell - Political Islam determines the treatment of unbelievers and the governance of Muslims - Chief religious features: 1) Charity to other Muslims, 2) prayer to Allah, 3) fasting during Ramadan, 4) pilgrimage to Mecca, and 5) declaring that Mohammad is the prophet of the only god, Allah - The religion of Islam is important only to Muslims, but its politics affect every non-Muslim! Everything about Islam comes in 2s starting with the “shahada” or declaration: (1) there is no god but Allah and (2) Mohammad is His prophet – “La Ilaha Ilallah Mohammad arRasulallah” Islam is Allah (Qur’an) and the Sunnah (words and deeds of Mohammad found in the Sira and Hadith). Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others.

26 Overview “Duality of Islam”
Religious and Political Islam - Islam has complete legal code, the Shari’a - The foundation of Islam’s legal / political system is clearly laid out in 3 texts that make up the Islamic trilogy – the Qur’an, the Sira, and the Hadith Each book of the trilogy is both religious and political > half of the Qur’an focuses on unbelievers ¾ of the Sira is political The Hadith is filled with political statements and examples Islam is a fully developed political system and the oldest form of politics active today Fundamental principle of Islam is that politics are sacred, perfect, eternal, and universal. ALL OTHER POLITICAL SYSTEMS ARE MAN-MADE AND MUST BE REPLACED BY ISLAMIC LAW! Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others.

27 The Trinity of Islam Qur’an, Hadith, Sira
Religious and Political Islam - Islam’s success comes primarily from its politics - In 13 years as “spiritual leader,” Mohammad converted 150 people to his religion. - When Mohammad became a political leader and warrior, Islam exploded, and Mohammad became king of Arabia in 10 years The Qur’an and Islamic tradition are clear that the Prophet is the supreme example of behavior for Muslims to follow. His importance to over a billion Muslims worldwide is rooted in the Qur’an. He is “an excellent model of conduct” (Qur’an 33:21) He demonstrates “an exalted standard of character” (68:4) “He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah” (4:80) Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others.

28 Mohammad – “al-insan al-Kamil”
Qur’an SIRA HADITH Mohammad – “al-insan al-Kamil” - The Qur’an frequently tells Muslims to obey Allah and Mohammad: while the Muslim holy book takes for granted that Mohammad is fallible (48:2; 80:1-12) - The Qur’an repeatedly instructs Muslims to obey Mohammad (3:32; 3:132; 4:13; 4:59; 4:69; 5:92; 8:1; 8:20; 8:46; 9:71; 24:47; 24:51; 24:52; 24:54; 24:56; 33:33; 47:33; 49:14; 58:13; 64:12) Muslims, as part of religious observance, not only obey, but also seek to emulate and imitate their Prophet in every aspect of life Mohammad is the medium as well as the source of Islamic Shari’a law; he is the model par excellence for all Muslims! Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others. Muhammad Taqi Partovi Samzevari, in his “Future of the Islamic Movement” of 1986, sums up the Islamic worldview: “Our own Prophet was a general, a statesmen, an administrator, an economist, a jurist and a first-class manager all in one. In the Qur’an’s historic vision of Allah’s support and the revolutionary struggle of the people must come together, so that Satanic rulers are brought down and put to death. A people that is not PREPARED TO KILL AND DIE IN ORDER TO CREATE A JUST SOCIETY CANNOT EXPECT ANY SUPPORT FROM ALLAH. THE ALMIGHTY HAS PROMISED US THAT THE DAY WILL COME WHEN THE WHOLE OF MANKIND WILL LIVE UNITED WHEN THE WHOLE OF MANKIND WILL LIVE UNITED UNDER THE BANNER OF ISLAM, WHEN THE SIGN OF THE CRESCENT, THE SYMBOL OF MUHAMMAD, WILL BE SUPREME EVERYWHERE. But that day must be hastened through our jihad, through our readiness to offer our lives and to shed the unclean blood of those who do not see the light brought from the heavens by Muhammad in his mi’raj [“nocturnal voyages to the ‘court’ of Allah”]. It is Allah who puts the gun in our hand. But we cannot expect Him to pull the trigger as well simply because we are fainthearted.

29 Al Insan al-Kamil “The Ideal Man”
“Our own Prophet was a general, a statesmen, an administrator, an economist, a jurist and a first-class manager all in one. In the Qur’an’s historic vision Allah’s support and the revolutionary struggle of the people must come together, so that Satanic rulers are brought down and put to death. A people that is not prepared to kill and die in order to create a just society cannot expect any support from Allah. The Almighty has promised us that the day will come when the whole of mankind will live united under the banner of Islam, when the sign of the Crescent, the symbol of Muhammad, will be supreme everywhere. But that day must be hastened through our Jihad, through our readiness to offer our lives and to shed the unclean blood of those who do not see the light brought from the Heavens by Muhammad in his mi’raj. It is Allah who puts the gun in our hand. But we cannot expect Him to pull the trigger simply because we are fain-hearted.” Islamic Movement, 1986 – Islamic Worldview

30 Know the Blueprint – Know the Trilogy! Win the War!
The Trilogy – Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira is the foundation and totality of Islam - The 100s of biographies of Mohammad are based on the Sira and the Hadith! All of Islamic law, the Shari’a, is based upon the Trilogy! Every statement and action of political and religious Islam comes from the Trilogy including the events of September 11, 2001 The Trilogy is clear about the doctrine! 75% of the Sira is about jihad! 65% of the Meccan Qur’an is about unbelievers or politics! 51% of the Medinan Qur’an is devoted to the unbelievers! 20% of Bukhari’s Hadith is about jihad and politics! Even HELL is political! 146 references to Hell in the Qur’an! 6% of those in Hell are there for moral failings – murder, theft, etc 94% of the reasons for being in HELL are for the intellectuals, since DISAGREEING WITH MOHAMMAD IS A POLITICAL CRIME! ISLAMIC HELL IS A POLITICAL PRISON FOR THOSE WHO SPEAK AGAINST ISLAM! RELIGION IS THE SMALLEST PART OF THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS! Mohammad preached in Mecca for 12 years and garnered only 150 followers! When Mohammad turned to politics / war, in 10 years time he became the first ruler of Arabia by averaging an event of violence every 7 weeks for 9 years! The “LESSER JIHAD” HAS BEEN THE NORM FOR 1400 YEARS! HADITH SIRA Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others.

31 NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE
8127 MECCA VERSES CONTRADICTION MEDINA VERSES TEMPORARY CO-EXISTENCE NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE NO COMPROMISE Political Islam has annihilated every culture it has invaded or immigrated to! The total time for annihilation takes centuries, but once Islam is ascendant it never fails! The host culture disappears and becomes extinct! We must learn the doctrine of political Islam to survive! The doctrine (Trilogy) is very clear that ALL FORMS OF FORCE and PERSUASION must be used to conquer the non-Islamic world! Islam is a self-declared enemy of all unbelievers! If we don’t learn the doctrine of political Islam, we will end up like the first victims of Islam - the tolerant polytheist Arabs of Arabia who later became the Wahhabis, the most intolerant culture on the face of the earth! In Islam, there is no “natural” sense of morality or justice that transcends the specific examples and injunctions outlined in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Because Mohammad is considered Allah’s final prophet and the Qur’an the eternal, unalterable words of Allah himself, there is also NO EVOLVING MORALITY THAT PERMITS MODIFICATION OR INTEGRATION OF ISLAMIC MORALITY WITH THAT FROM OTHER SOURCES. THE ENTIRE ISLAMIC MORAL UNIVERSE DEVOLVES SOLELY FROM THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF Mohammad.

32 = Dualistic Ethics Unitary Ethics NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE
8127 MECCA VERSES CONTRADICTION MEDINA VERSES NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE TEMPORARY CO-EXISTENCE NO COMPROMISE Dualistic Ethics Give good advice to every Muslim. A Muslim is a brother to every Muslim. A Muslim is one who avoids harming any Muslim with his tongue or hands. = Unitary Ethics Give good advice to every person. A person is a brother to every person. A person avoids harming any person with his tongue or hands Unitary and Dual Ethics – Based on the principle that at some level all people are the same, although they are not necessarily equal, as not all people have the same abilities. This “sameness” means WE ALL WANT TO BE TREATED FAIRLY; THE GOLDEN RULE! Political Islam is effective because it has two stages of ethics for non-Muslims, the ethics of the Meccan Qur’an and the ethics of the Medinan Qur’an Muslims always refer to the Meccan ethics when speaking to non-Muslims. Apologists declare that the Meccan ethical system is the “real” Islam and that reform is possible! All of Western logic is based upon the law of contradiction – if 2 things contradict, then at least one of them is false. But Islamic logic is dualistic; 2 things can contradict each other and are both true. No dualistic system may be measured by one answer. This is the reason that the arguments about what constitutes the “real” Islam go on and on and are never resolved. A single right answer does NOT exist. Dualistic systems can only be measured by statistics. It is futile to argue one side of dualism is true. On the basis of the Golden Rule – the equality of human beings – we have created democracy, ended slavery and treat women and men as political equals. The Golden rule is a unitary ethic. All people are to be treated the same. All religions have some version of the Golden Rule EXCEPT Islam. Since Islam has a dualistic logic an dualistic ethics, it is completely foreign to us. Muslims think differently from and feel differently from us. Our aversion is based upon FEAR and REJECTION of Islamic ethics and logic. This aversion causes us to AVOID learning about Islam so WE ARE IGNORANT and STAY IGNORANT. Another part of the aversion is the realization that there is no compromise with dualistic ethics. There is no halfway place between unitary ethics an ddualistic ethics. If you are in a business deal with someone who is a liar and a cheat, there is no way to avoid getting cheated. No matter how nice you are to a con man, he will take advantage of you. There is no compromise with dualistic ethics. In short, Islamic politics, ethics, and logic cannot be part of our civilization. Islam does not assimilate, IT DOMINATES. There is never any “getting along” with Islam. Its demands never cease and the demands must be met on Islam’s terms: submission! The last reason for our aversion to the history of political Islam is our shame. Islam put over a million Europeans into slavery. Since Muslims can’t be enslaved, it was a white Christian who was the Turkish sultan’s sex slave. These are things we don’t want to face.

33 = Dualistic Ethics Unitary Ethics NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE
8127 MECCA VERSES CONTRADICTION MEDINA VERSES NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE TEMPORARY CO-EXISTENCE NO COMPROMISE Dualistic Ethics Give good advice to every Muslim. A Muslim is a brother to every Muslim. A Muslim is one who avoids harming any Muslim with his tongue or hands. = Unitary Ethics Give good advice to every person. A person is a brother to every person. A person avoids harming any person with his tongue or hands Fruits of the Golden Rule – Equality of human beings, democracy, end to slavery and men/women as political equals! The Golden Rule is a unitary ethic! All people treated the same! All religions have some version of the Golden Rule EXCEPT ISLAM! - The term “human being” has no meaning inside Islam. - No such thing as humanity – Only the DUALITY of the believer and unbeliever Ethical statements in Hadith – A Muslim should not lie, cheat, kill or steal from other Muslims But a Muslim may lie, deceive or kill an unbeliever IF IT ADVANCES ISLAM! All of Western logic is based upon the law of contradiction – if 2 things contradict, then at least one of them is false. But Islamic logic is dualistic; 2 things can contradict each other and are both true. No dualistic system may be measured by one answer. This is the reason that the arguments about what constitutes the “real” Islam go on and on and are never resolved. A single right answer does NOT exist. Dualistic systems can only be measured by statistics. It is futile to argue one side of dualism is true. On the basis of the Golden Rule – the equality of human beings – we have created democracy, ended slavery and treat women and men as political equals. The Golden rule is a unitary ethic. All people are to be treated the same. All religions have some version of the Golden Rule EXCEPT Islam.

34 NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE
8127 MECCA VERSES CONTRADICTION MEDINA VERSES NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE TEMPORARY CO-EXISTENCE NO COMPROMISE There is no universal statement of ethics in Islam The closest Islam comes to a universal statement of ethics is that the entire world must submit to Islam After Mohammad became a prophet, he NEVER treated an unbeliever the same as a Muslim! ISLAM DENIES THE GOLDEN RULE! Dualistic ethic is the basis for jihad – The unbeliever is portrayed as less than human and therefore, it’s easy to kill, harm or deceive the unbeliever Dualism of Islam is more deceitful and offers 2 choices on how to treat the unbeliever. Treat the unbeliever nicely, in the same way a farmer treats his livestock. Islam can be “nice” but in NO case is the unbeliever a “brother” or a friend. 14 Verses of the Qur’an are emphatic – A MUSLIM IS NEVER A FRIEND TO THE UNBELIEVER All of Western logic is based upon the law of contradiction – if 2 things contradict, then at least one of them is false. But Islamic logic is dualistic; 2 things can contradict each other and are both true. No dualistic system may be measured by one answer. This is the reason that the arguments about what constitutes the “real” Islam go on and on and are never resolved. A single right answer does NOT exist. Dualistic systems can only be measured by statistics. It is futile to argue one side of dualism is true. On the basis of the Golden Rule – the equality of human beings – we have created democracy, ended slavery and treat women and men as political equals. The Golden rule is a unitary ethic. All people are to be treated the same. All religions have some version of the Golden Rule EXCEPT Islam.

35 Notice the teaching from the Qur’an & Hadith:
Islam instructs Muslims not to befriend Jews or Christians "O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is one of them. Allah guideth not a people unjust.“ Surah 5:51 "You (the Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle and I wish to expel you from this land (Arabia) (Hadith, 4363) "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims." (Hadith, 4366)

36 Introduction to Basic Facts of History
Moon worship has been practiced in Arabia since 2000 BC. The crescent moon is the most common symbol of this pagan moon worship as far back as 2000 BC. In Mecca, there was a god named Hubal who was Lord of the Kabah. Hubal was a moon god. One Muslim apologist confessed that the idol of moon god Hubal was placed upon the roof of the Kaba about 400 years before Mohammad. The crescent moon is on top of every minaret at the Kaba today and the central symbol of Islam atop of every mosque throughout the world Four hundred years before the birth of Mohammad one Amr bin Lahyo ... a descendant of Qahtan and king of Hijaz, had put an idol called Hubal on the roof of the Kaba. Hubal was one of the chief deities of the Quraish before Islam. 7. The moon god was also referred to as "al-ilah". This is not a proper name of a single specific god, but a generic reference meaning "the god". 8. Each local pagan Arab tribe would refer to their own local tribal pagan god as "al-ilah". 9. "al-ilah" was later shortened to Allah before Mohammad began promoting his new religion in 610 AD. Hubal was referred to as "Allah". 10. When Mohammad came along, he dropped all references to the name "Hubal" but retained the generic "Allah". 11. Mohammad retained almost all the pagan rituals of the Arabs at the Kaba and redefined them in monotheistic terms. 12. Islam is derived from paganism that once worshiped a moon-god. Although Islam is today a monotheist religion, its roots are in paganism. (Mohammad the Holy Prophet, Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar (Pakistan), p 18-19, Muslim) The cult of the Moon-god was the most popular religion throughout ancient Mesopotamia. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Akkadians took the word Suen and transformed it into the word Sin as their favorite name for the Moon-god. As Prof. Potts pointed out, "Sin is a name essentially Sumerian in origin which had been borrowed by the Semites." The Old Testament constantly rebuked the worship of the Moon-god (see: Deut. 4:19;17:3; II Kings 21:3,5; 23:5; Jer. 8:2; 19:13; Zeph. 1:5, etc.) while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al-ilah, i.e. "the deity," meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods. As Coon pointed out, "The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God." The Moon-god was called al-ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times. The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Muhammad's father and uncle had Allah as part of their names. The Muslim's claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult. It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel. The worship of the Moon god " Sîn" was widespread and common during the time of Abraham. Contrary to Muslim claims, Abraham was asked to leave Ur of the Chaldees where the moon god Sîn was worshipped and migrate to Canaan and worship Jehovah. The Ur of Chaldees is in the region of Babylon.

37 Muslims Define God Differently!
1. Khayrul Makireen – The Greatest Deceiver, Schemer, Conniver According to the text, Allah deceived everyone by making observers believe that Christ was crucified, yet a likeness of Christ was crucified and not Christ himself. Through this, Allah proclaims he has removed the path of salvation, since Christ never died for sin. Al-Mumeet – The Creator of Death, The Slayer, The Life-Taker 3. Al-Dharr – The Distresser, The Afflicter, The Punisher 4. Al-Mutakabbir – Pride Filled, The Most Proud.” “Allah says: Pride is My Wear, Supremacy is My Dress, I will break anyone who vies with Me for them and I do not care.” Qur’an 31:30 – Allah is the Most High, Most Great.” Yelled by Jihadists in every operation “Allah Akhbar.” Al-Malek – The King His kingdom includes both humans & demons, concept rejected by a Judeo-Christian perspective: “Say: I seek refuge with Allah the Lord of the Dawn from the mischief of the evil He created…the mischievous evil of Darkness as it becomes intensely dark.” Quran 113:1-3) “The evil HE created” refers to the Muslim god, Allah. Allah – The God of War Qur’an 9:124 – “Believers! Wage war against such infidels as are your neighbors, and let them find you rigorous.” Qur’an 4:76 – “Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve.” Qur’an 79:1 – “I swear by those who violently tear out the souls, and drag them to destruction.” Qur’an 2:191 – “kill the disbelievers wherever you find them” Qur’an 48:29 – “Be harsh with the unbelievers!” Seeking refuge in the lord of the dawn (morning star) who created evil and mischief is contrary to Judeo-Christian theology, which considers such descriptions better suited to satan than God.

38 Yahweh = Allah Yahweh is a loving Father, who, along with the Son and the Holy Spirit, is One God. To Muslims, the concept of a triune God is a blasphemy. "They do blaspheme who say God is one of three..., for there is no God except one God." Surah 5:73   Allah of Islam is changeable. "Our revelations we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, we substitute (with) something better or similar. Knowest thou not that God (Allah) hath power over all things." Surah 2:106   Allah of Islam is temperamental. "If we had so willed, we could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance, but the word from me will come true "I will fill Hell with Jinns (demons) and men all together." Surah 32:13 "Those who follow Mohammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other." Surah 48:29 "Enmity and hatred will reign between us until ye believe in Allah alone." Surah 60:4 Allah of Islam is a deceiver. "They plot and plan, and God, too plans, but the best of planners (deceivers) is God." Surah 8:30   Allah of Islam is frightening. "It is God whom ye should more justly fear, if you believe." Surah 9:13

39 2 Different Spiritual Worlds Yahweh and Allah
Before Islam came into existence, the Sabbeans in Arabia worshipped the moon-god Allah who was married to the sun-goddess. Common practice to use the name of the moon-god in personal names in Muhammad's tribe. Allah was a pagan deity in pre-Islamic times. An Allah idol was set up at the Kabah along with all the other idols of the time. The pagans prayed towards Mecca and the Kabah because that is where their gods were stationed. The idol of their moon god, Allah, was at Mecca, they prayed towards Mecca. The worship of the moon-god extended far beyond Allah-worship in Arabia. The entire fertile crescent was involved in moon-worship. The early success Islam had amongst Arab groups that had traditionally worshipped Allah, the moon-god. The use of the crescent moon as the symbol of Islam, and which appears on dozens of flags of Islamic nations in Asia and Africa, and surmounts minerets and mosque roofs, is a throwback to the days when Allah was worshipped as the moon-god in Mecca. All the major religions have different concepts of deity. Yahweh, Allah, Vishnu and Buddha are absolutely not the same. All religions do not worship the same God, only under different names. The use of the word "God" in describing deity is so inadequate. Need to return to the names of these deities to discover what they actually mean in terms of personality and attributes. Ignoring the essential differences which divide world religions is an insult to the uniqueness of world religions. Yahweh, the God of the Bible, is not Allah the god of the Koran, is not Vishnu the god of the Vedas, is not the god of the Buddhists, etc. There are fundamental differences between Yahweh and Allah in terms of personal attributes, theology, morals, ethics, soteriology, eschatology, theocracy, and in almost every other respect. They represent two different spiritual worlds. When we discover even more of the nature of Yahweh through the revelation of Yah'shua (Jesus) we see that the gap between the Bible and the Koran is even wider.

40 Is it any wonder that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon?
"Islam proved itself to be ... a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry.”* Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded, "There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and the Jews.“** The Arabs worshipped the moon-god as a supreme deity. But that was not biblical monotheism. While the moon-god was greater than all the other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times. Is it any wonder that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky? The pagan Arabs worshipped the moon god Allah by: 1. (SALAT) Praying toward Mecca several times a day. 2. (Hajj) Making a pilgrimage to Mecca. 3. Running around the temple of the moon-god called the Kabah. 4. Kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the moon-god. 5. (Eid al-Adha) Throwing stones at the devil. 6. (Ramadan) Fasting for the month that begins and ends with the crescent moon. 7. (Zakat) Giving alms to the poor. (Caesar Farah, Islam: Beliefs and Observances, New York, Barrons, 1987, p.28).

41 The fact that the Muslims worship only one god - are monotheism - does not prove that the god they worship is the True God. A similar pagan "reformation" occurred in ancient Egypt when Pharaoh Akhenaton decided to become a monotheist by making the sun-god Aton the one and only true god of Egypt, persecuting and outlawing worship of all the other gods of his nation. There are four interesting parallels with Islam here: (a) Akhenaton made the male sun-god the one and only god of Egypt, while (b) Muhammad made the male moon-god the one and only god of the Arabs. Neither god remotely resembled Yahweh, the God of the Bible, both being pagan deities borrowed from polytheistic religions. And there is a third parallel: (c) Though technically monotheistic, in practice Akhenaton remained a god himself. Though never calling himself a "god", Muhammad certainly accrued many of the attributes of godly power as we shall see in subsequent articles. Finally, (d) Akhenaton used as a symbol for his god the Ankh Cross consisting of a solar disk atop a Tau cross, whilst Muhammad retained for Islam the pagan crescent moon symbol of the moon-god Allah. Is this all a fanciful, far-fetched conclusion? Is all the vast array of scholarly information available on Allah simply a conspiracy by evil Westerners to discredit Islam? Or might what you have read be the truth? Are you honest enough to continue researching the origins of Islam further? Are you honest enough to admit that you might be wrong and that the truth about God lies elsewhere? The purpose of this briefing has not been to prove Christianity but simply to examine Islam's roots and to see if the "official version" is believable. What we must not do is try to cover up the deficiencies of our own religion by attacking another one. The two issues muct be kept separate so as not to confuse the issue. This requires self-control above all else. It means keeping passions checked whilst we calmly investigate the facts. Hot-headed people do not tend to find the truth because they are too blinded by their own chaotic feelings. May Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and all the biblical prophets, and of Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself, bless and you guide you in the way of truth. Amen.

42 The Mecca Phase 610 – 622 AD. 570 AD – Mohammad is born in Mecca
595 AD – Mohammad marries Khadija, who later becomes the first Muslim 610 AD – Mohammad receives what he comes to believe is his first visitation from the angel Gabriel (Jibril) and revelation from Allah 613 AD – Mohammad begins preaching Islam publicly in Mecca 615 AD – Friction with the Quraysh causes some Muslims to leave Arabia for Abyssinia 619 AD – Khadija dies 619 AD – The “Satanic verses” incident 620 AD - The Night Journey: Mohammad reports that he has been carried to Paradise and has met the other prophets 622 AD – The Hijra: Mohammad and the Muslims flee to Medina 622 AD – Mohammad consummates his marriage to the 9-year-old Aisha Mohammad’s prophetic career is meaningfully divided into 2 segments: the first in Mecca, where he labored for 12 years to make converts to Islam; and later in the city of Medina (The City of the Apostle of God) where he became a powerful political and military leader. In Mecca, we see a quasi-Biblical figure, preaching repentance and charity, harassed and rejected by those around him; later, in Medina, we see an able commander and strategist who systematically conquered and killed those who opposed him. It is the later years of Mohammad’s life, from 622 AD to his death in 632 AD THAT ARE RARELY BROACHED IN POLITE COMPANY. In 622, when the prophet was better than 50 years old, he and his followers made the Hijra (emigration or flight), from Mecca to the oasis of Yathrib – later renamed Medina – 200 miles to the north. Mohammad’s new monotheism had angered the pagan leaders of Mecca, and the flight to Medina was precipitated by a probable attempt on Mohammad’s life. Mohammad sent emissaries to Medina to ensure his welcome. He was accepted by the Medinan tribes as the leader of the Muslims and as arbiter of inter-tribal disputes. Shortly before Mohammad fled the hostility of Mecca, a new batch of Muslims converts pledged their loyalty to him on a hill outside Mecca called Aqaba. Ibn Ishaq here conveys in the Sira the significance of this event: Sira, p208: “When God gave permission to his Apostle to fight, the 2nd (oath of allegiance) at Aqaba contained the conditions involving war which were not in the first act of fealty. Now they (Mohammad’s followers) were bound themselves to war against all and sundry for God and his Apostle, while he promised them for faithful service thus the reward of paradise. Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88; Narrated Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (until his death). Along with reliable hadiths, a further source of accepted knowledge about Muhammad come from the Sira (life) of the Prophet, composed by one of Islam’s great scholars, Muhammad ibn Ishaq, in the 8th century AD. Muhammad’s prophetic career is meaningfully divided into 2 segments: the first in Mecca, where he labored for 14 years to make converts to Islam; and later the city of Yathrib (later named Medina – The City of the Apostle of God), where he became a powerful political and military leader.

43 Genesis of the Islamic Faith
570 C.E. Muhammad born in Mecca - Both parents died before Muhammad was 6 Abandoned by Mother, Amina, and passed around, rejected and possibly abused by 2 men (Ishaq 71, 72) - Muhammad was raised by his Grandfather Abd al-Muttalib who almost Sacrificed Muhammad’s Father Abd-Allah in the Ka’aba while praying to Allah and Practicing divination. (Tab VI 2,5) - He also liked to constantly stroke/pet Muhammad. After his Grandfather’s death, his Uncle Abu Talib raised him. (Ishaq 73) -Muhammad became a trade agent for a rich female merchant named Khadijah who was 40 years old. Khadijah who was 15 years his senior invited Muhammad and his uncles to her home. She got her father so drunk that he married them. Her Father later regretted marrying them. His sons, Al-Qasim, Al-Tayyib and Al-Tahir died in infancy; He had Fatima (wife of Ali) and 2 other daughters. (Tab VI 49) “Muhammad was neither tall nor short. He had a large head with beard and big black eyes. His palms and feet were calloused: He had large joints, his face was white with a reddish tinge, his chest hair was long, and when he walked, he bent forward as if he were descending a slope.” (Tab IX 157)

44 Genesis of the Islamic Faith
                                              "Truly, your god is truly One!" (Qur‘an 37:4) Qur’anic Era – 610 C.E. While in the cave of Hira practicing a heathen ritual during the month of Ramadan, “Recite oh Muhammad. You are the messenger of Allah and I am Jibril (Gabriel).” Sura 96 Believed he was mentally tormented. Khadijah encouraged him not to kill himself. (Tab VI 76) Two times he considered throwing himself off a cliff. During other revelations Muhammad would have seizures, foam at the mouth and roar. Quraysh claim Muhammad is a fool & insane C.E. After a Muslim killed a polytheist Abu-Talib protected Muhammad. Muhammad devises Dhimmitude 616 C.E. He kisses the black stone and promises to slaughter the Quraysh C.E. Quraysh persecute Muhammad and his followers. Qur’anic revelations condemn the Quraysh to hell C.E. (Tab 107, 108, 109, 110) Khadijah and Abu Talib die, then the SATANIC VERSES occur C.E. (Sura 53) Corrects the mistake of (Sura 22) (Bukhari V1B1N3-V6B60N478; Tab VI 67; Ishaq 105) (Ishaq 106) (Bukhari V1B1N2) (Sura 93, 96, 74, 94 revealed) (Ishaq 130) (Ishaq ) (Tab VI 95) (Tab VI 101) (Ishaq 143)

45 Genesis of the Islamic Faith
Quraysh renew persecution of Mohammad (Tab 115; Ishaq 192) 620 AD Reveals Muslims in times past persecuted by Pharoah (Surah 40) Rode the winged horsed Al-Buraq to Jerusalem where he ascended into heaven (Surah 13; Ishaq 182, 3) Bukhari V4B54N429; V4B55N607; Muslim C75 B1N309) Muhammad meets all the Prophets; He sees Infidels with fire forced down their throats and women who fathered bastards hung by their breasts. He meets Moses who claims to be jealous of Muhammad. Muhammad: Jesus, who had a red face like he just came out of the bathroom; Muhammad stated that he resembled Abraham. SEAL OF PROPHETS (SURAH 33:40) Pledge of Aqabah, Oath of Allegiance of his followers. (Surah 60; Tab VI ) AD Another Quraysh persecution; Muslims pledge to fight. (Tab 136, 138) Gabriel tells Muhammad to get his approx. 50 followers out of Mecca and reveals AD (Surah 20, 21, 46) Based on (Surah 7:157), Muhammad though illiterate receives the Qur’anic revelation. Early in building his base for Islam, Muhammad had a dream or night vision that was so unbelievable, when he related to his followers, many turned away from his teaching. He quickly received a revelation explaining that the vision was a test of faith for his disciples. Muhammad learned his lesson, and never made this kind of extravagant claim again. In this dream, Muhammad mounted "a white animal which was smaller than a mule and bigger than a donkey" called "the Buraq." He flew from Mecca to Jerusalem and from there ascended to heaven. He was escorted by Moses through seven heavens into the presence of God. There, at Moses instigation, Muhammad plead with God to reduce the number of daily manditory prayers from fifty to five. The night vision explains why Muslims pray five times a day. It is attested to in the Qur'an as being a true happening, though it is not recorded in the Qur'an. To read the description of the event, we must again turn to the Ahadith. Because Muhammad's ascension into heaven is believed to have occured here, the mosque built in Jerusalem is one of the most sacred sites to Muslims. Qur'an references or allusions to the Journey By Night Quran, Surah 17, Al-Isra (Israel) 17:1 Glory to (God) Who did take His Servant for 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). 17:60 Behold! We told thee that thy Lord doth encompass mankind round about: We granted the Vision which We showed thee, but as a trial for men- as also the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an: We put terror (and warning) into them, but it only increases their inordinate transgression! The Qur'an attests to the validity of this event. It was so unbelievable that it cost Muhammad many of his disciples in the early stages of his proselyting in Mecca. The Story in the Hadith From the Hadith collection known as "Sahih Al-Bukhari" Compiled by Muhammad ibn Ismail Al-Bukhari Miscellaneous Hadith references (40) CHAPTER. The narration about the Night Journey of the Prophet (SAW) (to Jerusalem) and the Statement of Allah: 'Glory to (Allah) Who did take His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night.' (17:1) Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah that he heard Allah's Apostle (SAW) saying, "When the people of Quraish did not believe me (ie. the story of my Night Journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr and Allah displayed Jerusalem in front of me, and I began describing it to them while I was looking at it." Hadith 228. Narrated Ibn Abbas: Regarding the Statement of Allah: And We granted the vision (Ascension to the heavens) which We made you see (as an actual eye witness) was only made as a trial for the people. (17:60) Ibn Abbas added: The sights which Allah's Apostle (SAW) was shown on the Night Journey when he was taken to Bait-ul-Maqdis (ie. Jerusalem) were actual sights, (not dreams). And the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Quran is the tree of Zaqqum (itself). Hadith 232. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle (SAW) was presented with two cups one containing wine and the other milk on the night of this night journey at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the milk. Gabriel said, "Thanks to Allah Who guided you to the Fitra (ie. Islam); if you had taken the wine, your followers would have gone astray. Hadith 610. Narrated Ibn Abbas regarding the Verse: "And We granted the vision (Ascension to the heavens "Miraj") which We showed you (O Muhammad as an actual eye witness) but as a trial for mankind. (17:60): Allah's Apostle (SAW) actually saw with his own eyes the vision (all the things which were shown to him) on the night of his Night Journey to Jerusalem (and then to the heavens). The cursed tree which is mentioned in the Quran is the tree of Az-Zaqqum.

46 Buraq with a feminine face;  Bait-ul Muqaddas
is shown down below Muhammad riding Buraq on his way to meet Allah; he is surrounded by winged angels Muhammad getting ready to ride Buraq on his way to Allah's arash

47 Muhammad riding Buraq to meet Allah in the heaven
Laylat-ul Mi'raj (The Night of Mi'raj)   In Islam, the Prophet Muhammad's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem prior to his famous trip to heaven is called Isra'.  As alluded to in the Qur'an (17:1), a journey was made by a servant of God, in a single night, from the “sacred place of worship” (al-masjid al-haram) to the “further place of worship” (al-masjid al-aqsa). Traditionally, there was general agreement that the servant of God was Muhammad and that the “sacred place of worship” was Mecca.  Early commentators, however, interpreted the “further place of worship” as heaven, and the entire verse was considered a reference to the Prophet's ascension into heaven (Mi'raj), an ascension which also originated in Mecca.  In the period of the Umayyad caliphate (661–750), the “further place of worship” was read as Jerusalem.  The two versions were eventually reconciled by regarding the Isra' simply as the night journey and relocating the point of Muhammad's ascension from Mecca to Jerusalem to avoid confusion.  Some commentators also suggested that the Isra' was a vision sent to Muhammad in his sleep and not an actual journey at all; but orthodox sentiment has emphatically preserved the physical, thus miraculous, nature of the trip. The Isra' story, greatly elaborated by tradition, relates that Muhammad made the journey astride Buraq (q.v.), a mythical winged creature, in the company of the archangel Gabriel. Muhammad meets Abraham, Moses, and Jesus in Jerusalem; he then officiates as leader (imam) of the ritual prayer (salat) for all the prophets assembled and establishes his primacy among God's messengers. Muhammad, whose only miracle, according to his own words, was the bringing of the Qur'an, is credited with innumerable miracles and associated with a variety of miraculous occurrences: his finger split the moon, the cooked poisoned meat warned him not to touch it, the palm trunk sighed, the gazelle spoke for him; he cast no shadow; from his perspiration the rose was created, etc.  His ascension to heaven (mi'raj) is still celebrated: he rode the winged horse Buraq in the company of the angel Gabriel through the seven spheres, meeting the other prophets there, until he reached the divine presence, alone, even without the angel of inspiration.  Muhammad-mysticism proper was developed in the late 9th century; he is shown as the one who precedes creation, his light is pre-eternal, and he is the reason for and goal of creation.  He becomes the perfect man, uniting the divine and the human sphere as dawn is between night and day.  His birth was surrounded by miracles, and his birthday (12. Rabi' I) became a popular holiday on which numerous poems were written to praise his achievements.  The hope for him who has been sent as “mercy for the worlds” and will intercede for his community on Doomsday is extremely strong, especially among the masses, where these legends have completely overshadowed his historical figure.     In Islamic tradition, a creature said to have transported the Prophet Muhammad to heaven. Described as “a white animal, half-mule, half-donkey, with wings on its sides ,” Buraq was originally introduced into the story of Muhammad's night journey (isra') from Mecca to Jerusalem and back, thus explaining how the journey between the cities could have been completed in a single night. In some traditions he became a steed with the head of a woman and the tail of a peacock. As the tale of the night journey (isra') became connected with that of Muhammad's ascension to heaven (mi'raj), Buraq replaced the ladder as Muhammad's means of access into heaven. From at least the 14th century, the Buraq myth, visualized on the basis of ancient depictions of griffins, sphinxes, and centaurs, became a favourite subject of Persian miniature painting.   Some additional paintings on Miraj A scene from Isra'.  On right Jibril is cleansing Muhammad (with green dress) as other angels look on. Muhammad riding Buraq to meet Allah in the heaven

48 Muhammad's visit to Paradise to meet Allah. Turbaned Muhammad is seen
Muhammad's mi'raj has been a constant source of speculation among Muslims. Some state that the ascension was merely a dream; others speculate that only Muhammad's soul entered heaven, while his body remained on earth. Parallels have been drawn between the mi'raj and the manner in which a dead man's soul will progress to judgment at God's throne; and the Sufis (Muslim mystics) claim it describes the soul's leap into mystic knowledge. Popularly the ascension is celebrated with readings of the legend on the 27th day of Rajab, called Laylat al-Mi'raj (“Night of the Ascension”) Muhammad's visit to Paradise to meet Allah.  Turbaned Muhammad is seen on upper right riding Buraq (half man, half horse). The Houris are riding camel in the heaven. Muhammad's night journey, Isra', from Mecca to Jerusalem .  The prophet is located at the center of the painting.  The Holy Kabaa can be seen down below

49 Be Careful What you Say! “Mohammad MAKES AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MECCANS. THEY PROMISE HIM WEALTH, MANY WIVES, AND SUBMISSION. SINCE THEY ALREADY WORSHIPPED ALLAH, Mohammad IN RETURN AGREES TO WORSHIP THE GODESSES ALLAT, UZZAH, AND MANAT. HE LATER RECANTS AND BLAMED SATAN FOR HIS WORDS.” 14 FEB 89: Khomeini sentences Rushdie, the publisher, and printer to death. Any Muslim killed carrying out Allah’s verdict will be a martyr. 15 FEB 89: Iranian ambassador to the Vatican states that he would kill Rushdie 17 FEB 89: Rushdie apologizes, Khomenei declares that he must be sent to hell JUN 89: Khomeini dies JULY 91: The Italian translator is attacked but lives. The Japanese translator is assassinated in Tokyo and the Norwegian translator was knifed. FEB 92: Khamanei states the fatwa was irrevocable. Muslims told to kill Rushdie. SEP 98: Iran states it has no intention and will not take action against Rushdie. FEB 04: Iran states that Khomenei’s Fatwa is irrevocable and Rushdie must die.

50 Islamic Calendar (Lunar Calendar)
A lunar calendar, the months of the Islamic calendar started when the first crescent of a New Moon was sighted. The solar year is eleven to twelve days longer than the lunar year so Ramadan, for instance, migrates throughout the seasons. The first day of Ramadan in 2005 is October 4th; while, the first day of Ramadan in 2006 is September 17th. Some Muslims determine the beginning of the month by astronomical calculations; but some Muslims insist the month only begins when there is a physical sighting of the moon even though the Qur'an does not require one.

51 Pagans, Jews, and Christians of Arabia
Allah For Everyone? Let’s Cut A Deal – Different Messages For Different Audiences Pagans, Jews, and Christians of Arabia "Look, you already believe that the moon-god Allah is the greatest of all gods. All I want you to do is accept the idea that he is the only god. I am not taking away the Allah you already worship. I am only taking away his wife and his daughters and all the other gods." This is seen from the fact that the first point of the Muslim creed is not "Allah is great" but "Allah is the greatest" - he is the greatest among the gods. Why would Muhammad say that Allah is the greatest except in a polytheistic (many gods) context? The Arabic word is used to contrast the greater from the lesser. Pagan Arabs never accused Muhammad of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshipped. "Allah" was the moon-god according to the archaeological evidence. Muhammad thus attempted to have it both ways. To the pagans, he said that he still believed in the moon-god Allah. To the Jews and the Christians he said that Allah was their God, too. But both the Jews and the Christians, who worshipped Yahweh, knew better and they rejected his god Allah as a false god. Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat, and Manat (Three Easly Christian-Muslim Debates, ed. by N.A.Newman, Hatfield, PA, IBRI, 1994, pp.357, 413, 426).

52 Notice the teaching from the Qur’an & Hadith:
Islam instructs Muslims not to befriend Jews or Christians "O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is one of them. Allah guideth not a people unjust.“ Surah 5:51 "You (the Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle and I wish to expel you from this land (Arabia) (Hadith, 4363) "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims." (Hadith, 4366)

53 The Medina Phase 622 – 632 AD 622 AD – The Hijra: Mohammad and the Muslims flee to Medina 624 AD – The Nakhla raid and the beginning of violence in the name of Islam 624 AD – The Battle of Badr: the Muslims overcome great odds to defeat the pagan Meccans 624 AD – Mohammad & the Muslims besiege the Jewish Qaynuqa tribe and exile them from Medina 625 AD – The Battle of Uhud: the pagan Meccans defeat the Muslims 625 AD – Siege and exile from Medina of the Jewish Nadir tribe 627 AD – The Battle of the Trench: The Jewish Qurayzah tribe “betrays” Mohammad 627 AD – Mohammad beheads the males of the Qurayzah tribe and enslaves the women & children 628 AD – Mohammad concludes the Treaty of Hudaybiyya with the pagan Meccans 628 AD – Mohammad and the Muslims besiege the Khaybar oasis and exile the Jews 630 AD – Mohammad and the Muslims conquer Mecca 630 AD – The Muslims prevail in the Battle of Hunayn and conquer Ta’if; Mohammad becomes the master of Arabia 631 AD – The Arabian tribes remaining outside Islamic rule accept Islam 631 AD – Warfare against the Christians: the expedition toTabuk 632 AD – Mohammad dies in Medina on June 8 That Mohammad’s nascent religion underwent a significant change at this point is plain. Ibn Ishaq clearly intends to impress on upon Muslim readers that while in its early years, Islam was a relatively tolerant creed that would “endure insult and forgive the ignorant.” Allah soon required Muslims “to war against all and sundry for God and his apostle.” The Islamic calendar testifies to the paramouncy of the Hijra by setting year one from the date of its occurrence. The year of the Hijra, 622 AD, is considered more significant than the birth and death of Mohammad or even the first Qur’anic revelation because ISLAM IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A POLITICAL-MILITARY ARTICULATION. The years of the Islamic lunar calendar are designated in English “AH” or “After Hijra.” In Mecca, we saw a quasi-Biblical figure, preaching repentance and charity, harassed and rejected by those around him; later, in Medina, we see an able commander and strategist who systematically conquered and killed those who opposed him. It is the later years of Muhammad’s life, from 622 AD to his death in 632 that are barely broached in polite company. In 622, when the Prophet was better than 50 years old, he and his followers made the Hijra (emigration or flight), from Mecca to the oasis of Yathrib—later named Medina—some 200 miles to the north. Muhammad’s new monotheism had angered the pagan leaders of Mecca, and the flight to Medina was precipitated by a probable attempt on Muhammad’s life. Muhammad had sent emissaries to Medina to ensure his welcome. He was accepted by the Medinan tribes as the leader of the Muslims and as arbiter of inter-tribal disputes. Shortly before Muhammad fled the hostility of Mecca, a new batch of Muslims pledged their loyalty to him on a hill outside of Mecca called Aqaba. Ishaq here conveys in the Sira the significance of this event: Sira, p208: When God gave permission to Apostle to fight, the second {oath of allegiance at} Aqaba contained conditions involving war which were not in the first act of fealty. Now they {Muhammad’s followers} bound themselves to war against ALL AND SUNDRY FOR GOD AND HIS APOSTLE, while he promised them for faithful service thus the reward of paradise.

54 Transition Muhammad’s frustration and rage became evident with the rejection by his Quraysh brethren in Mecca who reacted disdainfully to his prophetic call and refused to give up their gods. Muhammad’s Uncle Abu Lahab, rejected his message. Muhammad cursed him and his wife in violent language that has been preserved in the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam: “May the hands of Abu Lahab perish! May he himself perish! Nothing shall his wealth and gains avail him. He shall be burnt in a flaming fire, and his wife, laden with faggots, shall have a rope of fibre around her neck!” (Qur’an 111:1-5) Muhammad would turn from violent words to violent deeds in his flight (Hijra) from Mecca to Medina. After fleeing Mecca in 622 AD, a band of loyal tribal warriors had accepted him as prophet and pledged loyalty to him. In Medina, these new Muslims began raiding the caravans of the Quraysh, with Muhammad personally leading many of the raids. Raids kept the nascent Muslim movement solvent and helped form Islamic theology.

55 Why Arabian Jews Rejected Mohammad
The Qur’an and Bible CONTRADICT EACH OTHER! How can God choose to give new information that would contradict the record he had established thousands of years earlier? The God Mohammad claimed does NOT exist – Revelations came from demons! The name Allah was used in pre-Islamic Arabia to refer to one of 360 idols in the Kaaba. Allah was supposed to be the greatest God among the idols! Some tribes used the name to refer to the MOON GOD! Mohammad presented stories and principles from scripture as part of his strategy to win over Jews and Christians. If Mohammad built his new religion on the foundation on Judaism and Christianity, he could get more converts. Why are there differences between the Qur’an and the Bible? Mohammad introduced these differences that he felt would support Islam Mohammad expected the Jews to accept these changes and they DID NOT!

56 Why Arabian Jews Rejected Mohammad
All that Mohammad learned of Judaism he brought from the Arabian Jews including Bible stories, Talmudic quotes, and fables. They did not locate prophesy concerning a descendent of Ishmael who would be Prophet in the Tenach nor did they locate Mohammad’s name, Islam or Muslim in their texts. Since Mohammad recited many of the Jewish stories with variations he was ridiculed by those who sold him the stories. 1. I am Yahweh your GOD. 2. Do not bow down to a graven image 3. Do not use the name of thy Lord in vain 4. Keep the Sabbath day Holy 5. Honor your Mother and Father 6. You shall not murder 7. You shall not commit adultery 8. Do not steal 9. Do not bear false witness 10. Do not covet your neighbors possessions or wife. Allah was a pre-Islamic Black Rock deity; Muslims bow towards the Ka’aba Mohammad damned people to hell; He did not keep the sabbath day; He killed members of his clan and tribe; He ordered numerous assassinations; He slept with women outside of marriage; He stole from his Jewish neighbors; He practiced deceit; He coveted others possessions and their women by raiding caravans and laying seige.

57 “GLOBAL BRAINWASHING” Actions speak louder than words!
Islam is an information control cult! Although in the civilized world, Islam cannot enable their information control as they do in Muslim controlled countries. Significant misinformation that Muslims believe about the Bible and Christianity. As you can see from the three quotes above, Muslims are forbidden to question Islamic faith, and are expected to accept its truthfulness blindly without investigation. Muhammad understood that information was the main enemy of his newly invented religion. In many Muslim controlled nations, young men are paid to learn NOTHING but the Qur’an to the exclusion of science and history and current world events. Muslims are told the Qur’an is all they need while basic world information is deliberately withheld from them. Muslims in the civilized world claim Islam is an open religion while they contradict the actions of their brethren in Muslim controlled nations. If Islam is such an open religion, why are non-Muslims harassed and murdered in all countries where Muslims are in control of the civil governments.

58 Don’t Ask, Don’t Question, Don’t Reason Fear Is A Powerful Weapon
"O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith." (Surah 5: ).  "The Holy Prophet himself forbade people to ask questions ...so do not try to probe into such things." (The Meaning of the Qur'an, Maududi, vol. III, pgs )  "The prophet was asked about things which he did not like, and when the questioner insisted, the Prophet got angry. (vol. 1, no. 92) The Prophet got angry and his cheeks or his face became red. (vol. 1, no. 91) "Allah has hated you...[for] asking too many questions." (vol. 2, no. 555; and vol. 3, no. 591, Bukhari's Hadith commenting on Muhammad’s reaction to hostile questioners.) QUESTION??? If all Muslim's must reject the crucifixion of Christ based on the Qur’an and all Christians must reject Muhammad as a prophet based on the Bible, my question is: On exactly what basis do you believe Christianity and Islam are compatible religions?

59 Both had a strong anti-Western rhetoric because of their close experience with the imperialism and colonialism. - West is materialistic; Islam is spiritual - West is driven by worldly pursuit for wealth and power; Islam is driven by desire to implement justice on earth through spreading the “true” religion - West puts the emphasis on individual desires; Islam puts emphasis on communal harmony and equality - West “artificially” separates religion and politics; Islam is a comprehensive religion.

60 Medina Base of Power Hijra (Flight to Medina) 622 AD. – Beginning of the Islamic Lunar Calendar Tab VII 7 The Prophet was betrothed to Aisha (daughter of Abu Bakr) after the death of Khadijah (620 AD) when she was 6. They married when she was 7! Tab VII 6 Union consummated when Aisha was 9 years old. (May 623) (She becomes his favorite wife). Ishaq 281: The Prophet was 53 when he came to Medina. Muslims went on at least 7 raids against Meccan caravans and were unsuccessful. Muslims were raiding Meccan caravans. Tab VII 19 “They agreed to kill as many as possible and seize what they could.” Ishaq 288 “The Jews saw Muhammad’s actions as unfavorable and are accused of keeping people from Islam.” Ishaq 256 “The Jews asked Muhammad questions that annoyed and confused him.” Surah 2:144, Tab VII 24 “Allah changed the Qiblah from Jerusalem to the Ka’aba.” Ishaq 289 As the Quraysh Caravan approached Badr, Muhammad said, “Go out and attack it. Perhaps Allah will give it to us as prey.” After the raid, the head of the Meccan, Abu Jahl was brought to Muhammad. He stated, “Praise be to Allah.”

61 Medina Ishaq 306 Muhammad had the Quraysh dead thrown into a pit. He was speaking to the dead and putrefied. He also got up in the middle of the night and went to the pit. Tab VII 65 There were 44 captives and a similar amount of dead. War is initiated. Ishaq 308 Al-Nader was killed because he said that he told better stories than Muhmamad. Uqbah, a Meccan, was captured and asked Muhammad who would care for his children. Muhammad replied “Hell’s Fire!” After Uqbah was slain, Muhammad replied, “Wretch that you were and persecutor. Unbeliever in Allah and his Prophet.” Tab VII 71 Ishaq 311, 313 The Muslims divided the booty and ransomed the captives. Tab VII 81 Khattab wanted all captives to be decapitated. Abu Bakr wanted ransom. Ishaq 316 After Badr, Muhammad initially ordered the Meccans should be burned alive then recanted and said only Allah can punish with fire. “Kill them.” Ishaq 231 The Muslim and Jewish tribe Banu Qaynuqa make a treaty Ishaq 232 Jews supposed to subsidize Muhammad’s war against the Meccans. Tab VII 85-86, Ishaq 363 The Jews criticize Muslim behavior at Badr. Muhammad entered a synagogue and stated, “If only 12 Jews would believe in me then Allah would spare you his wrath.” Muhammad is rejected by the Jews.

62 Medina Surah 8:58 Muhammad receives a revelation that justifies a siege against the Jews. Surah 59 Permitted Muslims to confiscate Jewish property and condemned Jews to hell. Tab VII 87, Bukhari V5B59N362, Ishaq 364 The Banu Qaynuqa surrendered, they were exiled from Medina and sent into the desert. Ishaq 365, 368, 369; Tab VII 94, 97 Muhammad asked, “Who is ready to kill Ka’b Ibn Ashraf,” a Jew who spoke against Muhammad. Maslama replied, “We shall have to tell lies.” Muhammad stated, “Say what you like.” After Ashraf’s head was presented to Muhammad, he declared “Allah Akbar Kill every Jew whom you come across.” Muhammad then told Muhayyisa, “Kill every Jew.” He immediately killed a Jewish merchant with whom he did business. When his brother objected, Muhayisa told him, “Had the Prophet ordered me to kill you I would have cut off your head.” Ishaq Muhammad also ordered the assassinations of Al Harith ibn Suwayd ibn Samit, (for speaking against Muhammad) Abu Afak (120 year old murdered in his sleep for objecting to Samit’s order), and Asam bin Marwan.

63 Medina “House Cleaning”
Bint Marwan had 7 children, satirized Muhammad in her poetry. One evening while laying with her children she was murdered by one of Muhammad’s followers in her sleep. After assassins returned to Muhammad, he declared “You have greatly aided Allah and his Prophet by dealing with the rascal Afak and getting rid of Marwan’s daughter.” Following the murder of Bint Marwan her family and clan were taunted by the murderers. Bukhari records that her clan became Muslims because they felt the power of Islam. (Terror reaps converts). Tab VII ; Bukhari V4B52N264 Muhammad then sent assassins to kill the Jewish Chieftan Abu Rafi for speaking against Muhammad. The assassins claimed they drove a sword through his belly and thrust it until it reached his genitals. Tab VII 101; Ishaq 483 Muhammad granted permission to murder the Jew Sallam Huqayq. He was in bed when the assassins thrust a sword into his belly.

64 Medina 625 Tab VII : Ishaq Bukhari V4B52N Muslims lose to the Meccans at Uhud and Muhammad is wounded. A blow from a rock causes Muhammad to lose some teeth. Tab VII 129; Ishaq 385 Hind bint Utbah, who lost her father, son, husband and brother at Badr, tried to cannibalize Muhammad’s companion Hamzah. Muhammad ordered her death. She then accepted Islam and was granted immunity. Tab VII Ishaq 387 After viewing Hamzah’s desecrated body, Muhammad declared, “If Allah grants me victory over the Quraysh I shall mutilate 30 of their men.” Surah 3: Ishaq Allah/Muhammad condemn Jews, Christians & infidels to hell. Muslims who will not make jihad are called hypocrites – “Munafiqun.” Paradise promised to Jihadis. 626 Tab VII After the Meccans decapitated Khubayb, a Muslim prisoner, Muhammad sent Amr Umayya to assassinate the Quraysh leader Abu Sufyan. The attempt failed. However, Amr did murder Uthman bin Malik. Upon returning Amr met a shepherd who stated that he’d never become a Muslim. Amr told the Prophet, “When the Bedouin was asleep, I killed him in a more horrible way than any man has been killed.” Muhammad then blessed him.

65 Medina “Road To War” Ishaq ; Tab VII Arabs from the Abu Bara tribe ambush some Muslims killing most of them. The Prophet’s companion Amr retaliates and kills two men from the wrong tribe, the Banu Amir. Muhammad ask the Banu Nadir Jews to pay blood money. They agree. Allah tells Muhammad that the Jews want to kill him. After the meeting, Muhammad says, “Islam has wiped out the old covenants. Prepare for war.” Ishaq VII 159; Ishaq 438 Muhammad besieged the Banu Nadir Jews for 15 days. In return for their lives the Jews relinquished their possessions and property to Muhammad and were expelled from their land. Muhammad then declared and Allah promised that all of the Jews would burn in hell. 627 Tab VIII 1-4; Surah 33:37, Muhammad was taken by the beauty of his adopted son Zeyd’s wife Zainab. Zeyb divorced her then Muhammad received divine sanction to marry her. Muhammad is also permitted unlimited wives, sex with non-married relatives, sex with captive women and sex with whom he wanted. Tab VIII 6-40; Ishaq Battle of the Ditch. Qurayza Jews ask the Quraysh Arabs for help for fear of Muhammad. After the Quraysh were defeated, Allah commanded Muhammad to march against the Qurayza Jews. After a 25 day siege Muhammad commanded the Jews to submit to Sa’d Mu’adhs judgement. They agreed. After death was decreed, Muhammad ordered all males over puberty beheaded. Muhammad sat and watched all day as 900 Jewish male captives were decapitated, Jewish women became sex slaves and their children were sold for provisions.

66 Meccan Treaty Ishaq 466 Muhammad then took the Jewish woman Rayhana for himself. She refused to marry him for her father and brothers had just been decapitated. She became his concubine. 628 Tab VIII 55 Ishaq Miqyas became a Muslim in order to gain Muhammad’s approval to kill another Muslim who accidentally killed his brother. Muhammad granted his request. After Miqyas killed the man, Miqyas became an apostate. Muhammad ordered Miqyas to be executed. Hudaybiyah Armistace Ishaq ; Tab VIII To make a pilgrimage at Mecca Muhammad entered a non-agression pact with the Meccans to the dismay of his companions. Tab VIII After the treaty was ratified, the Muslims violated it 30 times. An old woman, Umm Qirfa mocked the Prophet. She was arrested. Both of her legs were tied to camels sent in opposite directions until they tore the old woman in two. Her daughter was given to Muhammad as booty. Tab VIII 97-98; Ishaq Eight Muslims from the clan of Uraynah were brought to Muhammad for murdering a camel Shepherd. They were blinded with hot irons, had their eyes gouged out, their feet and hands chopped off then killed.

67 The Battle of Badr “1st Jihad”
“They question thee, O Muhammad, with regard to warfare in the sacred month. Say: warfare therein is a great transgression, but to turn men from the way of Allah, and to disbelieve in Him and the Inviolable Place of Worship, and to expel His people thence, a greater sin with Allah; for persecution is worse than killing.” (Qur’an 2:214) First major Muslim battle against a Quraysh caravan enroute to Mecca from Syria. “Go out to attack it, perhaps God will give it as prey.” Muhammad led raid with 300 men against 1000 Quraysh. Muhammad wasn’t expecting the large numbers of Quraysh and cried out to Allah in anxiety, “O God, if this band perish today Thou wilt be worshipped no more.” (Ishaq 300) Quraysh were routed and years of frustration, rejection, hatred were avenged. Muhammad cursed the Quraysh leaders: “The Prophet said, ‘O Allah! Destroy the chiefs of Quraysh, O Allah! Destroy Abu Jahl bin Hisham, ‘Utba bin Rabi’a, Shaiba bin Rabi’a, ‘Uqba bin Abi Mu’ait, ‘Umaiya bin Khalaf.” * All previously listed men were captured and killed during the Battle of Badr. One Quraysh leader named in this curse, “Uqba, pleaded for his life, “But who will look after my children, O Muhammad?” “Hell, “ responded the Prophet of Islam, and ordered ‘Uqba killed.** *Muhammad Ibn Ismaiel Al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari: The Translation of the Meanings, translated by Muhammad M. Khan, Darussalam, 1997, vol. 4, book 58, no.3185. **Ishaq, 300

68 Battle of Badr Quraysh Chieftan, Abu Jahl (which means Father of Ignorance,” a name give him by Muslim chronicalers; his real name was Amr ibn Hisham) was beheaded. The Muslim who severed Jahl’s head proudly carried his trophy to Muhammad: “I cut off his head and brought it to the apostle, saying, ‘This is the enemy of God, Abu Jahl.” Muhammad was delighted: “By God than Whom there is no other is it?” he exclaimed, and gave thanks to Allah for the death of his enemy. (Ishaq, 304) The bodies of all those named in the curse were thrown into a pit except Umaiya or Ubai, because he was a fat man, and his body was separated before he was thrown into the well. Muhammad taunted them as “people of the pit” and posed a theological question: “Have you found what God promised you is true? I have found that what my Lord promised me is true.” When asked why he was speaking to the dead, he replied: “You cannot hear what I say better than they, but they cannot answer me.” (Ishaq, 306)

69 Victory at Badr was the legendary turning point for the Muslims.
Muhammad claimed armies of angels joined with the Muslims to smite the Quraysh and that similar help would come in the future to Muslims who remained faithful to Allah. Allah rewarded those he had granted victory Booty from the caravan which caused such great divisiveness that Allah himself spoke about it in Sura 8, Al-Anfal, “The Spoils of War” or “Booty.” (relections on the Battle of Badr) Allah warns the Muslims not to consider booty won at Badr to belong to anyone but Muhammad. “They ask thee concerning things taken as spoils of war. Say: ‘Such spoils are at the disposal of Allah and the Messenger: so fear Allah, and keep straight the relations between yourselves. Obey Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe’” (Qur’an 8:1). Muhammad distributed the booty among the Muslims equally, keeping 1/5th for himself Allah emphasized that it was a reward for obedience to him: “Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (Qur’an 8:69) Muslims were now a force with which the pagans of Arabia had to reckon and they began to strike terror in the hearts of their enemies. “Allah had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear Allah; thus may ye show your gratitude. Remember thou saidst to the Faithful: ‘Is it not enough for you that Allah should help you with 3000 angels specially sent down? Yea, if ye remain firm, and act aright, even if the enemy should rush here on you in hot haste, your Lord would help you with 5000 angels making a terrific onslaught.” (Qur’an 3: ) - “And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! A fifth thereof is for Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two armies met.” (Qur’an 8:41)

70 the minds of Muslims, which remain with many of them to this day.
Battle of Badr Muhammad’s claim to be the last prophet of the One, True God appeared validated by victory against enormous odd. The Badr victory planted certain attitude and assumptions in the minds of Muslims, which remain with many of them to this day. Allah will grant victory to his people against foes that are superior in numbers or firepower, so long as they remain faithful to his commands. Victories entitle the Muslims to appropriate the possessions of the vanquished as booty. Bloody vengeance against one’s enemies belongs not solely to the Lord, but also to those who submit to him on earth. That is the meaning of the word ISLAM = SUBMISSION. Prisoners taken in battle against the Muslims may put to death at the discretion of Muslim leaders. Those who reject Islam are “the vilest of creatures (Qur’an 98:6) and THUS DESERVE NO MERCY. Anyone who insults or even opposes Muhammad or his people deserves a humiliating death – by beheading if possible. (This is in accordance with Allah’s command to “smite the necks” of the “unbelievers.” Qur’an 47:4). Badr was the first practical example of what came to be known as the Islamic doctrine of jihad – A DOCTRINE THAT IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE CRUSADES AND CONFLICTS OF TODAY. Badr was the first significant engagement fought by the prophet. Upon establishing himself in Medina following the Hijra, Muhammad began a series of razzias (raids) on caravans of the Meccan Quraish tribe on the route to Syria. Volume 5, Book 59, Number 287; Narrated Kab bin Malik: The Apostle had gone out to meet the caravans of Quraish, but Allah caused them (i.e. Muslims) to meet their enemy unexpectedly (with no previous intention). Volume 5, Book 59, Number 289; Narrated Ibn Abbas: On the day of the battle of Badr, the Prophet said, “O Allah! I appeal to You (to fufill) Your Covenant and Promise. O Allah! If Your Will is that none should worship You (then give victory to the pagans).” Then Abu Bakr took hold of him by the hand and said, “This is sufficient for you.” The Prophet came out saying, “Their multitude will be put to flight and they will show their backs.” (54:45).

71 Muhammad would not have succeeded had he really meant “surrender” when he called his religion Islam, and it is just as unlikely that his earlier audience had not been aware of its broader, defiant meaning. Muhammad did not use the words “Islam” and “Muslim” until he was firmly established in Medina following the battle of Badr. Followers were called “believers” (mu’minun), the name used even after his death. The vanquished were “culturally disemboweled,” condemned to the enforced psychosis of renouncing their old and highly developed identities for a crude and violent desert blueprint that regulated the minutest details of their lives. ONLY AFTER THE ISLAMIC EMPIRE HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED THE NOTION OF “INNER” JIHAD – CAME INTO BEING. PREDICATED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE EXTERNAL, REAL JIHAD WAS NEARING ITS COMPLETION. THE CONCEPT OF SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE WAS NEVER MEANT TO REPLACE, LET ALONE ABROGATE, THE ORIGINAL, WARLIKE MEANING.

72 The Medina Phase 622 – 632 AD Following the conquest of Mecca, Mohammad outlined the future of his “religion” Volume 4, Book 52, #177; Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour (of the Last Judgement) will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.” Volume 1, Book 2, #24; Narrated Ibn Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered by Allah to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Mohammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.” Mohammad’s warlike prounouncements have divided the world into: Dar al-Islam and the Dar al-harb. It is this dispensation that the world lived under in Mohammad’s time and that it lives under today. Then as now, Islam’s message to the unbelieving world is the same: SUBMIT OR BE CONQUERED! That Mohammad’s nascent religion underwent a significant change at this point is plain. Ibn Ishaq clearly intends to impress on upon Muslim readers that while in its early years, Islam was a relatively tolerant creed that would “endure insult and forgive the ignorant.” Allah soon required Muslims “to war against all and sundry for God and his apostle.” The Islamic calendar testifies to the paramouncy of the Hijra by setting year one from the date of its occurrence. The year of the Hijra, 622 AD, is considered more significant than the birth and death of Mohammad or even the first Qur’anic revelation because ISLAM IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A POLITICAL-MILITARY ARTICULATION. The years of the Islamic lunar calendar are designated in English “AH” or “After Hijra.”

73 “Meccan Treaty” 629 Ishaq ; Tab VIII Muhammad laid siege to Khaybar and surrounding towns for 19 days. All men were executed. Their women were given to Muslims and the children were sold. After the Muslim conquest of Khaybar, the Jewish treasurer Kinana al-Rabi refused to tell Muhammad the location of the town’s treasure. Muhammad told Zubayr Al-Awwam, “Torture him until you extract what he has.” Near death by having steel liquefied on his chest Kinana still wouldn’t talk so he was decapitated.” A Jewish woman screamed at the butchery. Muhammad declared, “Take this she-devil from me.” He then took Kinana’s daughter Safiyah for himself. Tab VIII 129, 130 After hearing the fate of the Khaybar Jews, the Fadak Jews agree to give Muhammad ½ of all they produced. Umar would later expel them from Arabia. Ishaq 530 Muhammad and his companions then made the Hajj to Mecca. The Meccans honored the treaty. Muhammad embraced, kissed, and stroked the black stone. Upon leaving, he told the Meccans that one day the Muslims would severe their heads.

74 Mecca – Hijra – the Base – Conquest
The Rise of Islam: Mecca – Hijra – the Base – Conquest Badr – Uhud – The Trench – Hudaybiyya – Khaybar – Mut'ah – Mecca – Hunayn – Taif – Tabouk Date: 630 CE Location: Mecca Result: Quraysh surrender Makkah (or Mecca) was conquered by the Muslims in the year 630 A.D. In 628 the Meccan tribe of Quraish and the Muslim community in Medina signed a truce called the Treaty of Hudaybiyya. Despite improved relations between Mecca and Medina after the signing of the Treaty of Hudaybiyya, a 10 year peace was to be broken by Quraish who, with their allies, the tribe of Bakr, attacked the tribe of Khuza'ah who were allies of the Muslims and it was possibly not known to the Pagan tribes at the time. However, the treaty was deemed broken. Abu Sufyan, the leader of the Quraish in Mecca, was aware that the balances were now tilted in Muhammad's favour, went to Medina to restore the treaty but Muhammad refused to accommodate him and Abu Sufyan returned to Mecca empty handed. An approximately 10,000 strong Muslim army marched towards Mecca which soon surrendered peacefully. Muhammad acted generously to the Meccans, demanding only that the pagan idols around the Kaaba be destroyed. Abu Sufyan converted to Islam and Muhammad announced "Who enters the house of Abu Sufyan will be safe, who lays down arms will be safe, who locks his door will be safe". He also declared: Allah has made Mecca a sanctuary since the day He created the Heavens and the Earth, and it will remain a sanctuary by virtue of the sanctity Allah has bestowed on it until the Day of Resurrection. It (fighting in it) was not made lawful to anyone before me. nor will it be made lawful to anyone after me, and it was not made lawful for me except for a short period of time. Its animals (that can be hunted) should no be chased, nor should its trees be cut, nor its vegetation or grass uprooted, not its Luqata (most things) picked up except by one who makes a public announcement about it. [1] Then along with his companions Muhammad visited the Ka'aba. The idols were broken and the stone gods were destroyed. Thereupon Muhammad recited the following verse from the Quran:"Say the Truth is come and falsehood gone; Verily falsehood is ever vanishing."[2] The people assembled at the Ka'aba, and Muhammad delivered the following address: "There is no god but Allah. He has no associate. He has made good His promise that He held to his bondman and helped him and defeated all the confederates. Bear in mind that every claim of privilege, whether that of blood or property is abolished except that of the custody of the Ka'aba and of supplying water to the pilgrims. Bear in mind that for any one who is slain the blood money is a hundred camels. People of Quraish, surely God has abolished from you all pride of the time of ignorance and all pride in your ancestry, because all men are descended from Adam, and Adam was made of clay." Then Muhammad turning to the people said: "O ye Quraish, what do you think of the treatment that I should accord you.?" And they said, "Mercy, O Prophet of Allah. We expect nothing but good from you." Thereupon the Holy Prophet declared: "I speak to you in the same words as Joseph spoke to his brothers. This day there is no reproof against you; Go your way, for you are free." [3] Muhammad's prestige grew after the surrender of the Meccans. Embassies from all over Arabia came to Medina to submit to him.

75 Mecca Conquered Ishaq 550 Abdullah Sa’d, Muhammad’s scribe, concluded that Islam was false and apostasized. Muhammad ordered his execution. Abdullah approached Muhammad and asked for immunity. When Muhammad’s companions misread the Prophet’s silence, Muhammad relented and granted immunity. Tab VIII 179 On entering Mecca, Muhammad saw Ibn Khatal, who had apostasized, clinging to the curtains of the Ka’abah. The Prophet said, “Kill him.” Abu Barzah then opened Khatal’s belly. Years earlier 2 slave girls Fartana and Qariba mocked the Prophet. One was executed. The other begged for immunity and it was granted. Ishaq 551 Al Huwayrith, 10 years earlier goaded a camel that Muhammad’s daughters were riding. Ali executed him. Miqyas was then slain by Numaylah. Tab VIII 180 Sara Mawlat previously insulted Muhammad. She was trampled to death by Umar’s horse. Abu Jahl, her master flees to Yemen. Another slave is then executed. Tab VIII ; Ishaq 553 After witnessing the executions, Meccans submit (Islam). Ishaq 552 Muhammad destroyed the idols in the Ka’abah and established Islam.

76 The March on Mecca Assassination and Deceit
630 Tab VIII Records numerous raids against Arab tribes. Conversion, submission, or death were imposed upon the men. Their battle cry was KILL, KILL, KILL! Women were taken by Muhammad and the Muslims. They divided the booty. Tab VIII ; Ishaq Muslims invade Syria but are defeated by the Byzantines at Mu’ta. The Muslim women cried learning of all the dead. Muhammad declared, “Tell them to be quiet. If not, throw dust in their mouths.” Surah 9 Allah tells Muhammad it’s OK to break treaties with infidels because they are all damned. Tab VIII Ishaq After a dozen more treaty violations the Muslims site one Quraysh treaty violation so Mohammad sends the Muslim army to Mecca. Muslim B19N4 395; Tab VIII ; Ishaq 550 Khalid and Zubayr were ordered to kill all that opposed them. After many men and women were killed, Muhammad entered Mecca and demanded submission. Muhammad then ordered assassinations of those who had opposed him.

77 Mecca Ibn Ishaq 496, 519; Muslim B32 N6303 Muhammad sanctioned 36 assassinations of those who opposed him or ridiculed him. He permitted the abuse of slaves. He also allowed torture including placing molten steel on one’s chest and pushing a man’s eye out through the back of his neck. It was also permissible to lie to an unbeliever. Tab IX 126 Muhammad kept 15 wives. 16 other marriages didn’t last. He also considered marrying 7 other women and had access to numerous slave concubines; another son by a concubine died in infancy. Surah 4:34 Allah commands husbands to scourge their disobedient wives. Tab IX 113 Muhammad said women can be beaten for they are like domestic animals. It’s lawful to enjoy their bodies. Muslim B1N142; Bukhari V3B48N826 Most of the inhabitants of hell were women for they are ungrateful and less intelligent. Tab II 72 Justifies female circumcision According to Haykal, Umar, who was to become the 2nd Caliph, stated, “By Allah if Muhammad asked me to strike off my daughter’s head, I would do it without hesitation.”

78 Hijra 622 A.D Hijra 622 Establish base of operations in Yathrib – al-Medina Spent 8 years forging military, political, and religious alliances Conducted raids to keep Islam solvent Built, trained and prepared military to conduct operations for eventual conquest of Mecca Forged bogus treaty of Huday

79 Ibn Warraq: “ The theory and practice of jihad was not concocted in the Pentagon…it was taken from the Qur’an, the Hadith and Islamic tradition. Western liberals, especially humanists, find it hard to believe this…It is extraordinary the amount of people who have written about the 11th of September without once mentioning Islam. We must take seriously what the Islamists say to understand their motivation, (that) it is the divinely ordained duty of all Muslims to fight in the literal sense until man-made law has been replaced by God’s law, the Sharia, and Islamic law has conquered the entire world… For every text the liberal Muslims produce, the mullahs will use dozens of counter-examples that are exegetically, philosophically, historically far more legitimate. 3rd Islamic Summit Conference, Mecca Al-Mukarrama and Taif, January, 1981 “Taking these facts into consideration, the Kings, Emirs, and Presidents of Islamic States, meeting at this Conference and in this holy land, studied this situation and concluded that it could no longer be tolerated that the forthcoming stage should be devoted to effective action to vindicate right and deter wrong-doing; and have unanimously, Decided: To declare holy Jihad, as the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, ordained by the Shariah and glorious traditions of Islam; To call upon all Muslims, living inside or outside Islamic countries, to discharge this duty by contributing each according to his capacity in the cause of Allah Almighty, Islamic brotherhood, and righteousness; To specify that Islamic states, in declaring Holy Jihad to save Al-Quds al-Sharif, in support of the Palestinian people, and to secure withdrawl from the occupied Arab terroritories, wish to explain to the world that Holy Jihad is an Islamic concept which may not be misinterpreted or misconstrued, and that the practical measures to put it into effect would be in accordance with that concept and by incessant consultations among Islamic states. Bat Ye’or – EURABIA - Land of Dhimmitude Land of Islam

80 Muhammad’s Last Days 632 Surah 48:29 During Muhammad’s last sermon he affirms that Muslims are brothers. Muslims should treat one another with justice. After returning to his home at Medina he stated that “People of the book” were not part of this brotherhood. Bukhari V5B59N713 On his death bed, and afflicted by being poisoned by a Jewess after the slaughter of Jews at Khaybar, Muhammad forbids those who rejected him, Jews and Christians, from living in Arabia and states: “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built their places of worship at the graves of the Prophets.” (V2B23N414) For no two religions are to exist in the Arab peninsula.” (Bukhari 4B52N288) Epitaph: Muhammad died 632 AD. He planned or participated in 78 caravan raids or battles against non-Muslims. He took 1/5 of the booty for himself (Surah 8:41, Ishaq 288-9), He permitted slavery of those vanquished (H V5 N541, H V7 N344), He sanctioned unlimited concubines for Muslim victors (Surah 4:24, 26; 23:5; 33:50; 70:30; H V2 N3371). He broke a 10 year truce with the Meccans (Ishaq ) Permitted on occasion beatings, torture, assassinations, and executions of those who ridiculed, opposed, insulted, disparaged, failed to yield or spoke against him or the religion of Allah (Islam). Bukhari V5B59N *Near death, Muhammad told Aisha that he would be married to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Miriam, the sister of Moses, and to Assiya, wife of Pharoah Ramses II, when he entered paradise.

81 Myth: Mohammad was a peaceful man who taught his followers to be the same. Muslims lived peacefully for centuries, only fighting in self-defense when it was necessary. True Muslims would never act aggressively. Truth: Mohammad organized 65 military campaigns in the last 10 years of his life and personally led 27 of them. The more power he attained, the smaller the excuse needed to go to battle, until finally he began attacking tribes merely because they were not part of his growing empire. After Mohammad’s death in 632 A.D., his most faithful followers and family turned on each other almost immediately. Mohammad left his men with clear instructions to take the battle against Christians, Persians and Jews. For the next 4 centuries, Muslim armies steamrolled over unsuspecting neighbors, plundering them of loot and slaves, and forcing the survivors to either CONVERT, SUBMIT OR DIE at the point of a sword! Companions of Mohammad lived to see Islam DECLARE WAR ON EVERY MAJOR RELIGION in the world in just a few decades following his death – pressing jihad against Hindus, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and Buddhists. By the time of the Crusades (when Europeans began fighting back), Muslims had conquered 2/3rds of the Christian world by the sword, from Spain to Syria, and across North Africa. T Today, there is not another religion in the world that consistently produces terrorism in the name of religion as does Islam. The most dangerous Muslims are nearly always those who interpret the Qur’an most strictly / literally! They are fundamentalists or purists of the faith, and believe in Mohammad’s mandate to spread Islamic rule by the sword, putting to death those who will not submit. The holy texts of Islam are saturated with verses of violence and hatred toward those outside of the faith! The handful of earlier verses that speak of tolerance are overwhelmed by an avalanche of later ones that carry a much different message! By any objective measure, the “Religion of Peace” has been the harshest, bloodiest religion the world has ever known! There were 4 Caliphs in the first 25 years. 3 of the 4 were murdered. The 3rd (Uthman) was murdered by the son of the 1st Caliph (Abu Bakr). The 4th Caliph (Ali) was murdered by the 5th, who left a 100-year dynasty that was ended in a gruesome, widespread bloodbath by descendents of Mohammad’s uncle. The Arab slave-trading routes would stay open for another 1300 years, until pressure from Christian-based countries forced Islamic nations to declare the practice illegal (in theory).

82 The Qur’an The Qur’an is really 2 BOOKS! The Qur’an of Mecca and the Qur’an of Medina! 1. The sacred book of the Muslims. 2. The last book of guidance from Allah through the angel Jibril (Gabriel). 3. The doctrine of Islam is found in the words of Allah. 4. Revealed over a period of 23 years in the Arabic language. 5. Contains 114 Surahs (chapters) and over 6000 verses. The Qur’an deals with man and his ultimate goal in life. Its teachings cover all areas of this life and the life after death. It contains principles, doctrines and directions for every sphere of human life. The theme of the Qur’an consists of three fundamental ideas: 1) Oneness of Allah, 2) Prophethood and 3) life after death. The success of human beings on this earth and in the life hereafter depends on obedience to the Quranic teaching. Muslims still today memorize the Qur’an word by word as a whole or in part. Muslims believe that the Qur’an is the only authentic and complete book of Allah. Our first clue about the dualism of the Qur’an, which is actually 2 books, the Qur’an of Mecca (early) and the Qur’an of Medina (later). The insight into the logic of the Qur’an comes from the large numbers of contradictions in it. On the surface, Islam resolves these contradictions by resorting to abrogation “nasekh.” This means that the verse written later supercedes the earlier verse. But in fact, since the Qur’an is considered by Muslims to be the perfect word of Allah, both verses are sacred and true. The later verse is “better,” but the earlier verse cannot be wrong since Allah is perfect. This is the foundation of dualism. Both verses are “right.” Both sides of the contradiction are true in dualistic logic. The circumstances govern which verse is used. According to Islamic teaching, the Qur’an came down as a series of revelations from Allah through the Archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad, who then dictated it to his followers. Muhammad’s companions memorized fragments of the Qur’an and wrote them down on whatever was at hand, which were later compiled into book form under the rule of Uthman, the 3rd Caliph some years after Muhammad’s death. The Qur’an is about as long as the Christian New Testament. It comprises 114 suras of varying lengths, which may be considered chapters. According to Islamic doctrine, it was around 610 AD in a cave near Mecca that Muhammad received his first revelation from Allah via the Archangel Gabriel. The revelation merely commanded Mohammad to “recite” or “read” (Sura 96); the words he was instructed to utter were not his own but Allah’s. Over the next 12 years in Mecca, other revelations came to Muhammad that constituted a message to the inhabitants of the city to forsake their pagan ways and turn in worship to the one Allah. While in Mecca, though he condemned paganism (for the most part), Muhammad showed great great respect for the monotheism of the Christians and Jewish inhabitants. Indeed, the Allah of the Qur’an claimed to be the same God worshipped by Jews and Christians, who now revealed himself to the Arab people through his chosen messenger, Muhammad. It is the Qur’anic revelations that came later in Muhammad’s career, after he and the first Muslims left Mecca for the city of Yathrib (later renamed Medina), that transformed Islam from a relatively benign form of monotheism into an expansionary, military-political ideology that perists to this day.

83 83 “Hijra” Emigration to Medina
96 68 73 74 1 111 81 87 92 89 93 94 103 100 108 102 107 109 105 113 114 112 53 80 97 91 85 106 101 75 104 77 50 90 86 54 38 7 72 36 25 35 19 20 56 26 27 28 17 10 11 12 15 6 37 31 34 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 51 88 18 16 71 14 21 23 32 52 47 67 70 78 79 82 84 30 29 Mecca Verses 83 “Hijra” Emigration to Medina 622 AD Orthodox Islam does not accept that a rendering of the Qur’an into another language is a “translation” in the way that the King James Bible is a translation of the original Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. A point often made by Islamic apologists to defang criticism is that ONLY ARABIC READERS MAY UNDERSTAND THE QUR’AN. But Arabic is a language like any other and fully capable of translation. Indeed, most Muslims are not Arabic readers. Westerners who manage to pick up a translation of the Qur’an are often left bewildered as to its meaning thanks to the ignorance of a critically important principle of Qur’anic interpretation known as “abrogation.” The principle of abrogation – al naskh wa al-mansukh (the abrogating and the abrogated) – directs that verses revealed later in Muhammad’s career “abrogate” – ie cancel and replace – earlier ones whose instructions they may contradict. Thus passages revealed later in Muhammad’s career in Medina, overrule passages revealed earlier in Mecca. The Qur’an itself lays out the principle of abrogation in sura 2:106.

84 Emigration from Mecca to Medina
2 8 3 33 60 4 99 57 47 13 55 76 65 98 59 24 22 63 58 18 49 66 44 61 62 48 5 9 110 “Hijra” 622 AD Emigration from Mecca to Medina MEDINA VERSES AD Despite references in the Qur’an that call for tolerance, Surah 9:73, according to Islamic highest jurisprudence, abrogates (cancels) them all! In Surah 9 (Al-Tawbah “Repentance”), the most famous verse on jihad is The Verse of the Sword; abrogates over 100 other verses in the Qur’an. It made null and void most of the Qur’anic verses calling for: Tolerance, forgiveness, and peace towards non-believers! The Law of Abrogration – Al-Nasekh Wal-Mansookh was given by Allah In the Qur’an (Surah 2:106) "Our revelations we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, we substitute (with) something better or similar. Knowest thou not that God (Allah) hath power over all things."   Verses from the Qur’an abrogated (Mansookh) by newer ones (Nasekh) “The verse of the Sword has abrogated 124 Qur’anic verses, and all that came in the Qur’an on matters of forgiving and ignoring unbelievers, have been replaced (Mansookh), by the Verse of the Sword.” "Our revelations we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, we substitute (with) something better or similar. Knowest thou not that God (Allah) hath power over all things." Surah 2:106 It seems that 2:106 was revealed in response to skepticism directed at Muhammad that Allah’s revelations were not entirely consistent over time. Muhammad’s rebuttal was the “Allah is able to do all things” – EVEN CHANGE HIS MIND. To confuse matters further, though the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad sequentially over some 20 years time, it was not compiled in chronological order. When the Qur’an was finally collated into book form under Caliph Uthman, the suras were ordered from longest to shortest with no connection whatever to the order in which they were revealed or to their thematic content. In order to find out what the Qur’an says on a given topic, it is necessary to examine the other Islamic sources (hadith and sira) that give clues as to when in Muhammad’s lifetime the revelations occurred. Upon such an examination, one discovers that the Meccan suras, revealed at a time when Muslims were vulnerable, are generally benign; the later Medinan suras, revealed after Muhammad had made himself the head of an army, are BELLICOSE. 

85 Nasekh Wal Mansukh The Verse of the Sword 9:5
50:45 “We know best what they say; and you (O Muhammad) are not a tyrant over them (force them to Belief). But warn by the Qur’an, him who fears My Threat.” 109:1 “Say (O Muhammad to these Mushrikun and Kafirun): “O Al-Kafirun (disbelievers in Allah, in His Oneness, in His Angels, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Day of Reserrection, and in Al- Qadar {divine foreordainment and sustaining of all things}, etc.)! 109:2 “I worship not that which you worship, 109:3 “Nor will you worship that which I worship.” 109:4 “And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping.” 109:6 “To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islamic Monotheism) 2:256 “There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut (idolatry) and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. The Verse of the Sword 9:5 “Then when the sacred months (1, 7, 11, 12) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun {unbelievers} wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat {prayers}, and give Zakat {alms}, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Having been revealed later in Muhammad’s life than 50:45, 109, 2:256, the Verse of the Sword abrogates their peaceful injunctions in accordance with 2:106. Mecca Verses Medina Verses

86 Without knowledge of the principle of abrogation, Westerners will continue to misread the Qur’an and MISDIAGNOSE Islam as a “religion of peace.” 8:39 “And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e., worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will be for Allah Alone [in the whole world]. But if they cease )worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.” 8:67 “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. 9:29 “Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” 9:33 “It is He {Allah} Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolators, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). Qur’anic commands to Muslims to wage war in the name of Allah against non-Muslims are unmistakable! Passages are authoritative as they were revealed late in the Prophet’s career and so can cancel and replace earlier instructions to act peaceably.

87 The Qur’an’s 109 War Verses
2:178 4:71 8:5 9:5 16:110 63:4 :39 64:14 :9 :6 :20 :7 3: :20 140 5: :16 :2 111 8 120 14 122 123 60:9 61:4 Violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history. The passages quoted above and many others like them form a major element of the motivation of jihad warriors worldwide today. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, with all its assumptions about unbelievers‚ lack of human rights and dignity, is available today as a justification for anyone with the will and the means to bring it to life. Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology play in the modern world and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts. By shedding as much light as possible on these matters, we hope to alert people of good will to the true nature of the present global conflict. 8127

88 Uniformity of Opinion “The doctrine and teachings of Islam are those of peace and harmony. I read the Qur’an – the god of the Qur’an is merciful and forgiving. It is a whole teaching dedicated to building peace in the world…” Tony Blair, British Prime Minister September 19, 2001 “We are not at war with the Muslim world…Our foes are literally ‘the fringe of the fringe’ in the Muslim world, the small subset of radical Muslims who also happen to be violent and murderous.” George Tenet, CIA Director December 11, 2002 “No religion condones the murder of innocent men, women, and children. But our actions were aimed at fanatics and killers who wrap murder in the cloak of righteousness; and in so doing, profane the great religion in whose name they act.” Bill Clinton, U.S. President August 20, 1998 “We honor the universal values that are embodied in Islam – love of family and community, mutual respect, the power of education, and the deepest yearning of all: to live in peace. Values that can bring people of every faith and culture together, strengthen us as a people, and, I would argue, strengthen the United States as a nation.” Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Senator, and Presidential Candidate January 21, 1999 “We are all human beings, and we all believe that we should do unto others as we would have done unto us. And I think the message is clear, as we heard this morning: Islam is a religion for peace.” Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General September 14, 2001 Given such uniformity of opinion across so many different parties and persuasions, one is tempted to suspect collusion. However, absent evidence to the contrary, it is unwarranted to assume that so many Western leaders are being systematically disingenuous. Indeed, they harbor different private sentiments about Islam, public policy cannot help but conform to public positions so consistently affirmed. But if we are to defend ourselves against an enemy who claims Islam as his guiding principal, it is imperative that we come to understand Islam itself. In particular, we must ask the question: Are our representatives correct that Islam is a “religion of peace,” something that can coexist with our own civilization? Or does Islam contain within it the cause of the violence and terrorism that afflicts the world today? The graveyards of history are full of politicians too clever by half: men who thought that, through their special abilities, they could reconcile expedient public positions in contradiction to the facts. Perhaps the British people relied on Neville Chamberlain to “know better” – we know where that got them. It will come to no good if Western leaders continue to mischaracterize Islam publicly, whether they think they know better or not. Even if the leaders above really appreciate the threat of Islam, they may still be clinging to the dream that Islam will, in time, BECOME SOMETHING IT IS NOT- the much vaunted “RELIGION OF PEACE.” We must remind them that for 1400 years Islam has been what it is: VIOLENT, EXPANSIONARY, TYRANNICAL, BLOODY. FOR ISLAM TO TRANSFORM ITSELF INTO SOMETHING PEACEFUL, IT WOULD HAVE TO JETTISON 2 THINGS: Mohammad AND THE QUR’AN! THE NOTION THAT IT SHALL BE US – OUR GENERATION – THAT SHALL TURN ISLAM INTO SOMETHING IT IS NOT NOR HAS EVER BEEN CAN ONLY BE REGARDED AS A TESTAMENT TO MONUMENTAL HUBRIS.

89 Qur’an: The Word of Allah According to Mohammad
SURAH 2: ALLAH WILL VISIT HIS WRATH ON THE JEWS SURAH SLAY THE INFIDEL WHEREVER YOU CATCH THEM SURAH 2: FIGHT THEM UNTIL NO ONE IS WORSHIPED BUT ALLAH SURAH 2: WARFARE IS ORDAINED …ALLAH KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU SURAH 2: IF ANY OF YOU TURN FROM ISLAM, YOU WILL GO TO HELL SURAH 3: IF THEY SAY JESUS IS DIVINE, FLEE AND PRAY “ALLAH CURSE THEM” SURAH 3: NEVER ACCEPT ONE WHO DESIRES A RELIGION OTHER THAN ISLAM SURAH 3: MOST CHRISTIANS AND JEWS ARE TRANSGRESSORS SURAH 3: ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO ARE FIRM AND STEADFAST IN WAR SURAH 3: SOON WE SHALL STRIKE TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THE INFIDEL SURAH 3:157/8 THOSE SLAIN DOING ALLAH’S WILL ARE GATHERED UNTO HIM SURAH 4: WHETHER ONE DIE OR LIVE FIGHTING JIHAD, HE WILL BE REWARDED SURAH 4: FIGHT AGAINST THE INFIDELS WHO ARE THE FRIENDS OF SATAN SURAH 4: DURING JIHAD ALL WILL RESTRAIN AND PUNISH THE INFIDEL SURAH 4: SEIZE AND SLAY THE INFIDEL WHERE YOU FIND THEM

90 THE UNIVERSE CAN STAND THE UNBELIEVERS:
NASIKH MECCA VERSES MEDINA VERSES 1) PEACE IS NOT THE FINAL REVELATION OF ISLAM! 2) Deception - Imams / Islamic groups want to make Islam look attractive / simple to westerners. *They know the truth about Islam but disguise it in order to appeal to more people. NASIKH – ABROGATION OF QUR’ANIC “DIVINE REVELATIONS! - The verse written later supercedes the earlier verse - Later verses “better” but “earlier” verses cannot be wrong since Allah is perfect - Qur’an considered by Muslims to be the perfect word of Allah - Both verses are “right!” Both sides of contradiction are true in dualistic logic! Qur’an of Mecca 73:10: Listen to what they (unbelievers) say with patience, and leave them with dignity. FROM TOLERANCE WE MOVE TO THE ULTIMATE INTOLERANCE, NOT EVEN THE LORD OF THE UNIVERSE CAN STAND THE UNBELIEVERS: Qur’an of Medina 8:12: Then your Lord spoke to His angels and said, “I will be with you. Give strength to the believers. I will send terror into the unbelievers’ hearts, cut off their heads and even the tips of their fingers!” Later theologians explained the case according to the principle of nasikh and mansukh, abrogating and abrogated verses, by means of which God revokes and alters the announcements of His will; this results in the cancellation of a verse and the substitution of another for it (Koran 2 :100).

91 Qur’an: The Word of Allah According to Mohammad
SURAH 4:95 ALLAH GRADES THE JIHADIST HIGHER THAN THOSE STAYING HOME SURAH 4:100 TRULY THE INFIDELS ARE YOUR UNDOUBTED ENEMIES SURAH 4:102 ALLAH HAS PREPARED A HUMILIATING PUNISHMENT FOR INFIDELS SURAH 4: BE NOT WEAK HEARTED IN YOUR PURSUIT OF ALLAH’S ENEMIES SURAH 4:114 HE WHO DISOBEYS THE PROPHET WILL BURN IN HELL SURAH 4:157 THOSE CLAIMING JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED ARE LIARS SURAH 4:168 THOSE WHO REJECT ISLAM WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN SURAH 5:14 CHRISTIANS ARE ESTRANGED. ALLAH WILL JUDGE THEM. SURAH 5:33 CRUCIFY, MUTILATE/EXPEL THOSE WHO MAKE WAR UPON ALLAH SURAH 5:37 CHRISTIANS WILL SUFFER AN ENDURING TORTURE IN HELL SURAH 5:49 ALLAH WILL SMITE CHRISTIANS WHO TURN YOU FROM ISLAM SURAH 5:51 TAKE NOT THE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS FOR YOUR FRIENDS SURAH 5:60 ALLAH HAS TRANSFORMED JEWS INTO APES AND SWINE SURAH 5:64 WHEN JEWS KINDLE FIRE FOR WAR, ALLAH PUTS IT OUT SURAH 5:72 THEY DO BLASPHEME WHO SAY GOD IS CHRIST SON OF MARY

92 AL NASIKH WAL MANSOOKH NASIKH – A Muslim may profess to deny Nasikh is doing so for the purpose of protecting the image of Islam and furthering missionary activity. THIS IS PROMOTED IN COUNTRIES WHERE MUSLIMS ARE IN THE MINORITY! Denial must be in words only! Muslims must always continue to accept NASIKH and follow the full / final development of Qur’anic revelation. DAR AL HARB (The House of War) and the DAR AL ISLAM; Western Apologists - “DAR AL SALAM (The Abode of Peace)! Later theologians explained the case according to the principle of nasikh and mansukh, abrogating and abrogated verses, by means of which God revokes and alters the announcements of His will; this results in the cancellation of a verse and the substitution of another for it (Koran 2 :100). MEDINA VERSES MECCA VERSES

93 Qur’an: The Word of Allah According to Mohammad
SURAH 7: OUR TERROR CAME TO THEM AS THEY SLEPT IN THE AFTERNOON SURAH 7:166 JEWS ARE APES; DESPISED AND REJECTED SURAH 7:179 MANY ARE THE JEWS WE HAVE MADE FOR HELL SURAH 8:1 THE SPOILS OF JIHAD BELONG TO ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET SURAH 8:7 WIPE OUT THE INFIDELS TO THE VERY LAST SURAH 8:12 ALLAH WILL INSTILL TERROR IN THE HEARTS OF THE UNBELIEVERS SURAH 8:13 CHOP OFF THE HEADS AND FINGERS OF THE INFIDELS SURAH 8:39 FIGHT THEM UNTIL THEIR RELIGION IS ONLY FOR ALLAH SURAH 8:57 STRIKE TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THE ENEMIES OF ALLAH SURAH 8:60 THREATEN THE ENEMIES OF ALLAH WITH ALL YOUR POWER SURAH 8:65 BELIEVERS FIGHT! 200 OF YOU WILL VANQUISH 2000 UNBELIEVERS SURAH 8:72 YOU ARE ONLY CALLED TO PROTECT MUSLIMS WHO FIGHT JIHAD SURAH 8:73 MUSLIMS MUST FIGHT UNITED TO MAKE ISLAM VICTORIOUS SURAH 9:3 Mohammad AND I ARE NOT BOUND TO A TREATY WITH INFIDELS SURAH 9:5 FIGHT AND SLAY THE IDOLATORS WHERE YOU FIND THEM

94 NASIKH Islam: A Short Concise History – Bestseller being distributed in school and universities across America. Book says, “Mohammad never asked the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians), to accept Islam unless they particularly wished to do so because they had received perfectly valid revelations of their own.” Surah 29:46 (Mecca Revelation) used to support contention “And argue not with the people of the scripture, unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic monotheism with his verses), except with such of them as do wrong; and say (to them): “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilah and your Ilah is one, and to him we have submitted (as Muslims). Surah 29:46 (Mecca Revelation) CANCELLED BY THE VERSE OF THE SWORD SURAH 9:5 (MEDINA REVELATION). MEDINA VERSES MECCA VERSES

95 Qur’an: The Word of Allah According to Mohammad
SURAH 9:14 FIGHT THE JEWS AND ALLAH WILL PUNISH THEM BY YOUR HAND SURAH 9:19 THE JIHADIS ARE ESTEEMED THE HIGHEST IN THE SIGHT OF ALLAH SURAH 9:29 FIGHT THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK UNTIL THEY ARE SUBDUED SURAH 9:38 A PAINFUL DOOM AWAITS ALL BELIEVERS WHO WILL NOT FIGHT SURAH 9:31 CURSE BE ON THEM WHO CALL CHRIST THE SON OF ALLAH SURAH 9:33 Mohammad WAS SENT TO MAKE ISLAM SUPERIOR TO ALL RELIGIONS SURAH 9:52 ALLAH WILL SEND HIS PUNISHMENT BY THE HANDS OF THE BELIEVERS SURAH 9:73 DO NOT YIELD TO UNBELIEVERS; THOSE BOUND FOR HELL SURAH 33:27 ALLAH MAKES BELIEVERS HEIRS OF INFIDEL LANDS AND POSSESSIONS SURAH 33:36 ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET DETERMINE CHOICE FOR MUSLIMS SURAH 33:64 CHRISTIANS HAVE NO SAVIOR FOR ALLAH HAS CURSED THEM SURAH 38:8 THEY REJECT MY PROPHET SO MY TORMENT IS JUSTIFIED SURAH 47:4A IN THE BATTLE SMITE THE INFIDEL ON THE NECK AND ROUT THEM SURAH 47:4B WAGE JIHAD AGAINST THE INFIDEL UNTIL THEY SUBMIT TO ISLAM

96 Know the Blueprint – Know the Trilogy! Win the War!
JIHAD IS A CENTRAL DUTY of every Muslim Modern Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: - The struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics - Supporting Islam’s growth and defense financially - Migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam Islamic history and doctrine violent jihad is founded on numerous verses of the Qur'an - most notably, one known in Islamic theology as the "Verse of the Sword": "Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is forgiving, merciful" (Sura 9:5). Establishing "regular worship" and paying the "poor-due" (zakat) means essentially that they will become Muslim, as these are two of the central responsibilities of every Muslim. HADITH Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others. SIRA

97 Qur’an: The Word of Allah According to Mohammad
SURAH 47:33 ALLAH WILL NOT FORGIVE THOSE WHO HINDER MEN FROM JIHAD SURAH 47:35 MAKE NOT PEACE WITH THE INFIDEL WHEN YOU HAVE ADVANTAGE SURAH 48:10 THOSE WHO MAKE ALLEGIANCE TO Mohammad SWEAR TO ALLAH SURAH 48: BELIEVERS WHO DIE FIGHTING JIHAD ARE RICHLY REWARDED SURAH 48:29 THOSE FOLLOWING THE PROPHET ARE RUTHLESS TO UNBELIEVERS SURAH 49:15 BELIEVERS ARE THOSE WHO DEFEND ALLAH’S TRUE RELIGION SURAH 59:2,4 SINCE THEY RESIST ALLAH’S PROPHET, DESTROY THEIR HOMES SURAH 59:14 JEWS ARE DEVOID OF SENSE SO THEY WILL END UP IN HELL SURAH 61:4 ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO WAGE JIHAD FOR HIS CAUSE SURAH 61:9 ISLAM SHALL CONQUER ALL OTHER RELIGIONS SURAH 61:11 VICTORY IS YOURS IF YOU FIGHT AND USE YOUR WEALTH SURAH 61:1 ALLAH SANCTIONS FOR YOU TO DISSOLVE YOUR VOWS SURAH 68:44 WE SHALL PUNISH THEM IN WAYS THEY CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE SURAH 88:1 CHRISTIANS AND JEWS WILL BE MADE TO DRINK BOILING WATER SURAH 98:1 JEWS AND CHRISTIANS WILL ABIDE IN HELL FIRE SURAH 98:6 CHRISTIANS AND JEWS NOT BELIEVING IN Mohammad GO TO HELL

98 ¾ of the Sira relates to politics and war!
الإسلام Sources of Early Islam Quran: -Collected by order of the 1st Caliph after the battle of Yamama NLT 634 A.D. (V6B60N201) -Compiled by the 3rd Caliph according to Muslim Scholars in 644 A.D. -Historical experts Dr. John Wansbrough, Michael Cook, Patricia Crone, Yehuda Nevo, Andrew Rippin, and Joseph Schacht claim there is no evidence of a Quran as we have it prior to 750 A.D. Biography (SIRA): - Written by Ibn Ishaq who died 765 A.D. - His manuscript was lost but, Ibn Hisham, died 833 A.D., edited Ishaq’s work. - (Ishaq 691) “I have omitted things which are disgraceful, matters of which would cause distress, and are not trustworthy.” - Hisham’s work was translated into English by Alfred Guillaume in 1955 “The Life of Mohammad.” ¾ of the Sira relates to politics and war! Along with the reliable hadiths, a further source of accepted knowledge about Mohammad comes from the Sira (Life) of the Prophet, composed by one of Islam’s great scholars, Mohammad ibn Ishaq, in the 8th century. Mohammad’s prophetic career is meaningfully divided into 2 segments: the first in Mecca, where he labored for 12 years to make converts to Islam; and later in the city of Medina (The City of the Apostle of God) where he became a powerful political and military leader. In Mecca, we see a quasi-Biblical figure, preaching repentance and charity, harassed and rejected by those around him; later, in Medina, we see an able commander and strategist who systematically conquered and killed those who opposed him. It is the later years of Mohammad’s life, from 622 AD to his death in 632 AD THAT ARE RARELY BROACHED IN POLITE COMPANY. In 622, when the prophet was better than 50 years old, he and his followers made the Hijra (emigration or flight), from Mecca to the oasis of Yathrib – later renamed Medina – 200 miles to the north. Mohammad’s new monotheism had angered the pagan leaders of Mecca, and the flight to Medina was precipitated by a probable attempt on Mohammad’s life. Mohammad sent emissaries to Medina to ensure his welcome. He was accepted by the Medinan tribes as the leader of the Muslims and as arbiter of inter-tribal disputes.

99 SIRA: The Biography of Mohammad According to Ibn-Ishaq
N204 IN OUR OATH TO Mohammad WE HAVE PLEDGED WAR AGAINST MANKIND N208 WE BIND OURSELVES TO WAR AGAINST HUMANITY FOR ALLAH’S SAKE N240 THE JEWS ARE A NATION OF LIARS, TREACHEROUS AND EVIL PEOPLE N241 THE BEST OF THE JEWS ARE DEAD JEWS N248 A TORMENTED DOOM AWAITS THE JEWS N254 WE WILL NOT REMOVE A JEW FROM PUNISHMENT N258 BE INDULGENT WITH JEWS SINCE THEY HAVE TURNED MEN FROM ISLAM N280 ALLAH COMMANDS ME TO FIGHT INFIDELS N300 FIGHTING FOR ALLAH IS RIGHTEOUS, TRUE AND GOOD N315 THOSE WHO DISOBEY Mohammad WILL REGRET IT & WILL BE SHAMED IN HELL N322 ALLAH SAYS; RESPOND TO THE PROPHET WHEN YOU ARE CALLED FOR WAR N324 FIGHT THEM, FOR ALLAH MUST HAVE NO RIVALS N325 FIGHT FOR ALLAH, OBEY THE PROPHET FOR VICTORY IS YOUR RELIGION N326 MAKE A SEVERE EXAMPLE OF ALLAH’S ENEMIES BY TERRORIZING THEM N327A A BOOTY WAS MADE LAWFUL TO INCITE MUSLIMS TO UNITY N327B A PROPHET MUST SLAUGHTER, ALLAH DESIRES KILLING FOR HIS RELIGION N341 ALLAH FAVORS THE PROPHET BY HUMILIATING INFIDELS Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

100 Know the Blueprint – Know the Trilogy!
Win the War! Sahih Bukhari, which Muslims regard as the most trustworthy of all the many collections of traditions of Muhammad, records this statement of the Prophet: "Allah assigns for a person who participates in (holy battles) in Allah's Cause and nothing causes him to do so except belief in Allah and in His Messengers, that he will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr)." Ibn Khaldun ( ), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that: “In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force." In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with "power politics," because Islam is "under obligation to gain power over other nations." HADITH Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others. SIRA

101 SIRA: The Biography of Mohammad According to Ibn-Ishaq
N348 THOSE CALLING Mohammad A LIAR BURN IN THE FIRES OF HELL N395 WE WILL TERRORIZE THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE N405 YOU WHO OPPOSE THE PROPHET, ALLAH’S ARMY WILL DISGRACE YOU N440 WITH THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WE SMITE Mohammad’S ENEMIES N469 A MUSLIM WHO IS SLAIN BY A JEW GETS THE REWARD OF TWO MARTYRS N471 IN TRUSTING Mohammad WE WILL CONQUER ALL MEN N489 YOU BASTARDS WE BELIEVE THERE IS NO SHAME IN KILLING N530 INFIDELS, STROKES WILL REMOVE YOUR HEADS AND MAKE ENEMIES N564 MUSLIMS STOLE THEIR GOODS AND ATTACKED THEM N572 ALLAH’S WAR IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO NOT ACCEPT ISLAM N574 WE ATTACK CONTINUOUSLY WHEREVER THE ENEMY IS FOUND N576 KILLING THE INFIDELS WAS SWEETER THAN DRINK N578 CRUSH THE HEADS OF INFIDELS AND SPLIT THEIR SKULLS WITH SWORDS N580 OFTEN WE LEAVE THE WIDOW CRYING OVER HER MUTILATED HUSBAND N583 WE PLEDGE TO Mohammad, SMITE THE ENEMY AND QUEST FOR BOOTY N587 OUR ONSLAUGHT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL YOU TURN TO ISLAM N601 PURIFYING THEMSELVES WITH INFIDELS BLOOD IS AN ACT OF PIETY N1062 POSSESSIONS OF THE VANQUISHED HAVE BEEN MADE LAWFUL FOR ME Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

102 الإسلام Early Islamic Sources
Hadith: Contains the words, deeds, ideal speech or action of the Prophet Mohammad -Mohammad Ibn Ismail al-Bukhari or “Sahih Bukhari,” died 870 C.E. Bukhari claimed that there were 600,000 hadiths by 850 A.D. Bukhari ccepted 6,270 and rejected 597,398. -Abu Al-Husayn Muslim or “Sahih Muslim,” a student of Sahih Bukhari, collected 300,000 hadith and accepted 4000. -Bukhari and Muslim are the most trusted sources of hadiths (4 Gospels) History of Al-Tabari (Ta’Rikh): -Abu Mohammad bin al-Tabari wrote 38 volumes between AD Published into English between by the State University of New York Press. **SIRA: A chronological account of Mohammad’s life. TA’RIKH: The history of Islam’s formation (Creation to Companions) using the Hadith and Quran. HADITH: A report from Mohammad and his Companions arranged by topic. SUNNAH: Mohammad’s words and deeds, most holy A hadith, which means tradition, is a short story about what Mohammad did or said. A collection of hadiths is called a hadith. There are many collections of hadiths, but the most authoritative are those by Bukhari and Muslim. Bukhari recorded about 1 hadith in a 100 and threw out 99% of the rest because he found them unreliable, due to political enhancement or romantic storytelling. Like all other writings about Mohammad, they were recorded about 200 years after he died. That would be similar to writing George Washington’s first biography today, and the writer would have to derive facts from stories recounted in popular, cultural entertainment. In keeping with good storytelling, the stories have grown over time and details would have been added and embellished with each telling. There was another complication for Bukhari – Politics. Since all Islamic politics are based upon what Mohammad did or said whatever would prove a particular political view. When a ruler needed a hadith to prove a political point, the ruler got the hadith. Bukhari sorted out hadiths using a chain of evidence. Whenever he heard a hadith from someone, he would try to determine where that person heard the hadith and from whom he or she heard it. The chain of evidence called ISNAD, had to go back to Mohammad’s time. At the beginning of the chain, there had to be someone who was known to be reliable who had heard it from Mohammad or one of his companions. Some of Bukhari’s isnads were a long chain of evidence going back 5-10 generations. There are many other collections of hadiths. 4 more collections, in addition to those of Bukhari and Muslim, round out the collection of 6 hadiths called the “SIX MUSANNAF.” There are many other collections that are not as revered as the SIX but Bukhari and Muslim are considered the most reliable. The Shi’a have their own hadiths and there are hadiths for the 4 rightly guided caliphs and their Sunna are also considered ideal Islamic behavior. Hadiths blend seemlessly with the Qur’an and Sira. They do not contradict the Islamic doctrine. In Jude 3; 2 Peter 1:3; John 16:13 and 2 Tim 3:16 the Bible is called an all sufficient book with no need for anything else in regards to how we live our lives or worship God. You claim the same thing for the Qur'an. My question is: how can the Qur'an be all sufficient in our worship of Allah, if it does not even mention something as important as praying five times a day and does this not prove that the Koran without the Hadith is like a car without an engine? These books reported on the Sunnah and contain clarifications, explanations and interpretations of the sayings and traditions of the living example, Prophet Mohammad - what he said (qawl), what he did (fi'l), and what he approved of in regard to the actions of others (taqrir). While the Sunnah was the life of the Prophet, the Hadith were narratives about the things he approved of and were used to determine the Muslim way of life. In a broader sense Hadith also covered narrations about Mohammad's Companions and Successors. Hadith were considered important sources of reference by all of the traditional schools of jurisprudence.

103 Ta’Rikh: The Sunnah of the Prophet According to Al-Tabari
VII:97 KILL ANY JEW WHO FALLS UNDER YOUR POWER VIII:13 CONQUER FOR YOURSELVES WHATEVER SEEMS GOOD TO YOU VIII:116 Mohammad SEIZED THEIR PROPERTY & TOOK SAFIYAH FOR HIMSELF VIII:129 ALLAH CAST TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THE JEWS IN FADAK VIII:130 THE PROPHET TOOK 1/5 OF THE BOOTY THE 4/5 WERE DIVIDED VI:138 YOUR PLEDGE TO Mohammad IS TO WAGE WAR AGAINST ALL MEN IX:25 VICTORY OF TA’IF, THEN I WILL MAKE A SLAVE GIRL PREGNANT IX:69 FIGHT THE UNBELIEVERS FOREVER. KILLING THEM IS NOTHING FOR US IX:82 KHALID WAS ORDERED TO FIGHT THOSE WHO DID NOT ACCEPT ISLAM IX:156 Mohammad NAMED HIMSELF “PRAISED, THE LAST, AND OBLITERATOR” X:115 THE PROPHET PARTICIPATED IN 72 MILITARY EXPEDITIONS Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

104 "And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment. " [Qur’an 59:7] Sunnah - The second source of Islamic jurisprudence, the first being the Qur’an. - Both sources are indispensable; one cannot practice Islam without consulting both of them. - The ideal speech, words and actions of Mohammad are contained in the Sira and the Hadith. - Mohammad’s words and actions are considered to be Allah’s divine pattern for all humanity Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others. The “way of the prophet” – The Sunnah – that Muslims discern what is a good and holy life. Details about the Prophet – how he lived, what he did, his non-Qur’anic utterances, his personal habit – are indispensable knowledge for any faithful Muslim. Knowledge of the Sunnah comes primarily from the hadiths (“reports”) about Muhammad’s life, which were passed down orally until codified in the 8th century AD, some hundred years after Muhammad’s death. The hadiths comprise the most important body of Islamic texts after the Qur’an; they are basically a collection of anecdotes about Muhammad’s life believed to have originated with those who knew him personally. There are thousands upon thousands of hadiths, some running to multiple pages, some barely a few lines in length. When the hadiths were first compiled in the 8th century AD, it became obvious that many were inauthentic. The early Muslim scholars of hadith spent tremendous labor trying to determine which hadiths were authoritative and which were suspect. The hadiths in this briefing come from the most reliable and authoritative collection, Sahih al-Bukhari, recognized as sound by all schools of Islmic scholarship, translated by a Muslim scholar and found in this briefing. While the absolute authenticity of even a sound hadith is hardly assured, they are nonetheless accepted as authoritative within an Islamic context.

105 Muhammad is the measuring stick of morality and his actions are not judged according to an independent moral standard but rather establish what the standard for Muslims properly is. Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88; Narrated Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (until his death). Volume 8, Book 82, Number 795; Narrated Anas: The Prophet cut off the hands and feet of the men belonging to the tribe of Uraina and did not cauterise (their bleeding limbs) till they died. Volume 2, Book 23, Number 413; Narrated Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to Ali (4th Caliph) and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, “Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).” I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, then kill him.” Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25; Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle was asked, What is the best deed? He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” In Islam, there is no “natural” sense of morality or justice that transcends the specific examples and injunction outlined in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Because Muhammad is considered to Allah’s final prophet and the Qur’an eternal, unalterable words of Allah himself, there is no evolving morality that permits the modification or integration of Islamic morality with that from other sources. The entire Islamic moral universe devolves solely from the life and teachings of Muhammad.

106 HADITH: The Word of Allah According to Al-Bukhari
V1B1N JUST ISSUE ORDERS TO KILL EVERY JEW IN THE COUNTRY V1B2N THE BEST DEEDS ARE TO BELIEVE IN ALLAH, HIS PROPHET & WAGE JIHAD V1B2N HE WHO WILL GAIN BOOTY OR PARADISE V1B11N626 THOSE WHO WON’T ATTEND PRAYERS BURN THEM IN THEIR HOMES V2B2N ALLAH ORDERS ME TO FIGHT UNTIL ONLY ALLAH IS WORSHIPPED V2B2N DON’T FEAR HELL IF YOU KILL AN INFIDEL IN BATTLE V2B3N1215 AN INFIDEL WHO INSULTS THE PROPHET OF ALLAH SHOULD DIE V4B51N72 A MUJAHID WOULD LEAVE PARADISE TO DIE 10 MORE TIMES V4B51N73 KNOW THAT PARADISE IS UNDER THE SHADE OF THE SWORD V4B52N45 AFTER MECCA THERE IS ONLY JIHAD & GOOD INTENTIONS V4B52N45 HE WHO IS BEST AMONG YOU JOINS JIHAD V4B52N46 ALLAH GUARANTEES THE MUJAHID PARADISE V4B52N50 FIGHTING JIHAD IS BETTER THAN WHAT IS IN THE WORLD V4B52N63 EMBRACED ISLAM, DIE IN BATTLE: A LITTLE WORK & A GREAT REWARD V4B52N66 HELLS FIRE CANNOT TOUCH ONE WHO IN THE JIHAD Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

107 The Hadith divides humanity into Muslims and non-Muslims; The Qur’an and Hadith present the same worldview Islam has 2 sets of ethics – dual ethics -1 set of ethics on how to treat the Muslim brother and a 2nd set of ethics on how to treat non-Muslims - Non-Muslims can be treated kindly or they can be treated as the enemy of Allah. - Their goods can be taken; they can be insulted, enslaved, and murdered if such treatment will advance Islam. Political Duality -The Hadith have the Sunnah of jihad, slavery, dhimmis, and apostates. These are political issues with an ethical foundation. -The suffering caused by jihad, slavery, dhimmis, and the killing of apostates is all based upon dualistic Islamic ethics. -Absolute ethical inequality that is divine, sanctioned by the only god of the universe, Allah. Inequality is permanent and universal. IT CANNOT BE CHANGED, REFORMED, OR MODIFIED. -A non-Muslim is NEVER the equal of a Muslim; A Muslim may respect a non-Muslim but never see him as equal! As the 14th-century historian and philosopher Abdel Rahman ibn Khaldun wrote, "In the Muslim community, the jihad is a religious duty because of the universalism of the Islamic mission and the obligation [to convert] everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force."

108 HADITH: The Word of Allah According to Al-Bukhari
8127 HADITH: The Word of Allah According to Al-Bukhari V4B52N161 TAKE NO PRISONERS UNTIL YOU MAKE A SLAUGHTER OF THEM V4B52N162 HE WHO DISOBEYS MY ORDERS WILL BE HUMILIATED V4B52N177 THE STONES SHALL DECLARE A JEW IS HERE COME AND KILL HIM V4B52N184 FILLS THE INFIDELS HOUSES AND GRAVES WITH FIRE V4B52N186 JEWS SAID “DEATH TO YOU” Mohammad REPLIED “I CURSE THEM” V4B52N196 ALLAH ORDERED ME TO FIGHT UNTIL THEY ACCEPT ISLAMIC LAW V4B52N203 OBEY ME AND ALLAH IS OBEYED. DISOBEY & ALLAH IS DISOBEYED V4B52N220 I HAVE BEEN MADE VICTORIOUS WITH TERROR V4B52N259 I ORDER YOU TO BURN THEM WHEN YOU FIND THEM V4B52N260 WHOEVER CHANGES FROM THE ISLAMIC RELIGION “KILL HIM” V4B52N268 THE PROPHET STATED “PRACTICE DECEIT WHEN WAGING WAR” V4B52N280 KILL THEIR MEN. TAKE WOMEN AND CHILDREN CAPTIVE V4B52N388 EXPEL DISBELIEVERS FROM THE ARABIAN PENINSULA V4B52N370 WHOEVER SLAYS AN UNBELIEVER WILL POSSESS HIS SPOILS V4B52N380 UMAR EXPELLED ALL JEWS AND CHRISTIANS FROM ARABIA Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

109 What is the “real jihad,” the jihad of “inner, spiritual struggle” or the jihad of war, rape, pillage, & plunder, i.e., “fighting in the way of Allah?” Sahih Bukhari repeatedly speaks of jihad which is a communal obligation! Is jihad war? Yes – 97% Is jihad inner-struggle? Yes – 3% Both sides of Islamic duality are right! HOWEVER, 1400 years of history lean toward “war” vice “inner-struggle” Islamic Law – Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri “Reliance of the Traveller” O9.0 – (O: Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etmologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the “lesser jihad.” As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said he was returning from jihad… “We have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad.” The scriptural basis for jihad are such Qur’anic verses: 2:216 – “Fighting is prescribed for you” 4:89 – “Slay them wherever you find them” 9:36 – “Fight the idolators utterly” Hadith (Bukhari / Muslim) “I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah.” As the 14th-century historian and philosopher Abdel Rahman ibn Khaldun wrote, "In the Muslim community, the jihad is a religious duty because of the universalism of the Islamic mission and the obligation [to convert] everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force." 8127

110 HADITH: The Word of Allah According to Al-Bukhari
V4B53N WHOEVER DIES AS A MARTYR SHALL GO TO PARADISE V4B53N ON THAT DAY JESUS WILL BE A WITNESS AGAINST CHRISTIANS V4B56N PLAGUE WAS A MEANS OF TORTURE SENT ON THE JEWS V5B53N NO GOOD DEED EQUALS JIHAD IN REWARD V5B53N2785 Mohammad DELIGHTED TO HEAR MUSLIMS WOULD FIGHT PAGANS V5B59N THE PROPHET HAD THE MEN OF KHAYBAR KILLED V7B67N IF I TAKE AN OATH AND BETTER APPEARS I EXPIATE MY OATH V8B67N SEVER THE HANDS / LEGS AND BRAND THE EYES OF AN APOSTATE V9: NO MUSLIM SHOULD BE KILLED FOR KILLING A KUFR (INFIDEL) V9: KILL THOSE WHO LEAVE THE FAITH AND BE REWARDED BY ALLAH V9B87N I HAVE BEEN GIVEN ELOQUENT SPEECH AND VICTORY BY TERROR V9B88N ISLAM CAN NEVER BE CHANGED V9: ALLAH GUARANTEES THE JIHADI PARADISE OR BOOTY FOR HIS NAME Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

111 NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE
8127 MECCA VERSES CONTRADICTION MEDINA VERSES TEMPORARY CO-EXISTENCE NO MIDDLE GROUND INCOMPATIBLE NO COMPROMISE Engaging in violence against non-Muslims is not a fringe idea but a central tenet of Islam. Unlike religions more familiar to Westerners, Islam is less a personal faith than a Political ideology that EXISTS IN A PERMANENT STATE OF WAR WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD! The Islamic holy texts, while they address the spiritual life of the individual, also outline social, governmental, and an economic system that is divinely enjoined to RULE OVER THE ENTIRE EARTH. Islam means “submission” or “surrender,” and a Muslim is “one who submits.” Societies and individuals who DO NOT SUBMIT to Islamic rule exist in a “STATE OF REBELLION AGAINST ALLAH” and must be brought into submisison – DAR AL HARB The spectacular acts of Islamic terrorism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are only recent manifestations of a global war of conquest that Islam has been waging since the days of Mohammad. It is imperative to address this issue directly in a time of growing national and global danger All of Western logic is based upon the law of contradiction – if 2 things contradict, then at least one of them is false. But Islamic logic is dualistic; 2 things can contradict each other and are both true. No dualistic system may be measured by one answer. This is the reason that the arguments about what constitutes the “real” Islam go on and on and are never resolved. A single right answer does NOT exist. Dualistic systems can only be measured by statistics. It is futile to argue one side of dualism is true. On the basis of the Golden Rule – the equality of human beings – we have created democracy, ended slavery and treat women and men as political equals. The Golden rule is a unitary ethic. All people are to be treated the same. All religions have some version of the Golden Rule EXCEPT Islam.

112 HADITH: The Word of Allah According to Sahih Muslim
C9B1N31 JIHAD HAS BEEN COMMANDED UNTIL THE PEOPLE TESTIFY TO ALLAH AND ME C9B1N33 IF THEY SUBMIT AND PAY ZAKAT PROTECT THEM IF NOT, FIGHT THEM C28B20N4628 THE JIHADI WILL GO TO PARADISE OR RETURN HOME WITH BOOTY C28B20N4631 GLORY IS TO DIE IN JIHAD, BE BROUGHT BACK AND DIE AGAIN C34B20N4652 THE BEST MEN FIGHT AND SPEND THEIR WEALTH FOR ALLAH C34B20N4676 ANYONE WHO AIDS A JIHADI IS LIKE ONE WHO ACTUALLY FIGHTS C40B20N4676 JIHAD IS COMPULSORY C53B20N4717 MUSLIMS WILL FIGHT FOR THIS RELIGION UNTIL THE FINAL HOUR Urine as Medicine Sahih Bukhari Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No (Also, see No. 589.) Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794. 

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114 Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
Any thing or any action in Islam falls within the following five categories of Fardh (Must), such as five daily prayers, Mandub (Recommended) such as extra prayers after Zuhr, Mubah (Allowed), such as eating apples or oranges, Makruh (Hated) such as growing fingernails, and Haram (Prohibited), such as stealing and lying.  Islam teaches that the Quran is the Constitution God is the author of law and the State is the agent to implement God's laws In Islam, there is no separation between Church and State "The command (the rule) is for none but Allah; He hath commanded that ye worship none but Him: That is the right religion, but most men understand not."Surah 12:40 Hadith were considered important sources of reference by all of the traditional schools of jurisprudence. The four classical Sunni schools which are, in chronological order : the Hanafi school, the Maliki school, the Shafi'e school and the Hanbali school, which represent the generally accepted Sunni authority for Islamic jurisprudence. These four schools share most of their rulings, but differ on the particular hadiths they accept as authentically given by Mohammad and the weight they give to analogy or reason (qiyas) in deciding difficulties. Shari'ah Islamic jurisprudence, (Arabic: فقه‎ ​ translit: Fiqh) is made up of the rulings (Fatwa) of Muslim Islamic jurists (Ulema) to direct the lives of the Muslims. It is one of the fields of study in Islamic studies. By definition, Fiqh is the Islamic Jurisprudence. Technically, Fiqh expounds the methodology by which Islamic law is derived from primary and secondary sources, keeping in view the existing time and space. Salafi These are the people who claim to follow the way of the Salaf of Islam. The Salafis are of the opinion that following a single mujtahid imam (taqlid) is not correct and that one should rely on personal interpretations of the Qur'an and the Hadith. For more information, refer the main article on salafism. Sunnah The sayings, habits, and practices exemplified by the life of the Prophet Mohammad, what he said, what he did, and the things he approved of in regard to the actions of others. The Quran and the Sunnah are the two major sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Sunnah has a high authority in Islam because Allah ordered Muslims to follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad in many places in the Quran. Sunnah confirmed the Quran by elucidating and illuminating the meaning of some of the verses and by limiting or restricting the interpretations of others.  The revealed canonical laws, rules, and regulations of the religion of Islam which legislators made to be in conformance with the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. A Faqih, an expert in jurisprudence passes verdicts within the rules of Islamic law. The Shari'ah is uppermost in the Muslim mind and dominates both sacred and secular life. Although the Quran contained many rules defining appropriate Muslim behavior, there were NO Quranic rules governing many practical and religious matters. Muslims believed that it was important to refer to the Sunnah, the way of life of Mohammad and his companions.

115 Acts of Worship (al-ibadat) -Ritual Purification (Wudu)
Shari’a (“way” or “path”) Shari’a is the Islamic legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind Acts of Worship (al-ibadat) -Ritual Purification (Wudu) -Prayers (Salah) -Fasts (Sawm and Ramadan) -Charity (Zakat) -Pilgrimage (Hajj) Unlike many religions, Islam includes a mandatory and highly specific legal and political plan for society The Qur’an and Sunnah establish the dictates of Shari’a = a blueprint for Islamic society Shari’a is NOT OPTIONAL! To violate Shari’a or NOT ACCEPT its authority is to commit rebellion against Allah, which Allah’s faithful are required to combat! THERE IS NO SEPARATION BETWEEN THE RELIGIOUS AND THE POLITICAL IN ISLAM COMPREHENSIVE MEANS OF ORDERING SOCIETY AT EVERY LEVEL While it is in theory possible for an Islamic society to have different outward forms i.e. an elective system of government, a hereditary monarchy, etc – whatever the outward structure of the government, SHARI’A IS PRESCRIBED CONTENT! Human Interaction (al-muamalat) -Financial transactions -Endowments -Laws of inheritance -Marriage, divorce, child care -Food and drink -Penal punishments -War and peace -Judicial matters (witnesses&evidence) There are few aspects of life that Shari’a doesn’t specifically govern. Everything from washing one’s hands to child-rearing to taxation to military policy fall under its dictates. Because Shari’a derives from the Qur’an and Sunnah, it affords some room for interpretation. But upon examination of the Islamic sources, it is apparent that any meaningful appplication of Shari’a is going to look very different from anything RESEMBLING A FREE OR OPEN SOCIETY IN THE WESTERN SENSE. The stoning of adulterers, execution of apostates and blasphemers, repression of other religions and a mandatory hostility toward non-Islamic nations punctuated by regular warfare will be the norm. It seems fair to classify Islam and its Shari’a code as A FORM OF TOTALITARIANISM! It is this fact that puts Shari’a into conflict with forms of government based on anything other than the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

116 Judeo-Christian Western Ethics Don’t =Shari’a
Judeo-Christian ethics are based on love, forgiveness, equality, tolerance and free-choice. Islam teaches revenge. "If any one transgress the prohibition against you, transgress likewise against him." Surah 2:194   Islam does not treat women and men as equal. "To the male a portion equal to that of two females." Surah 4:11   Islam allows men to beat their wives. "... As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them, refuse to share their beds, beat them ." Surah 4:34   Islam imposes harsh punishment on wrongdoers. *A thief is punished by the amputation of hands. Surah 5:38 *A drunk is punished by 80 lashes. Hadith vol. 8:770 *An adulterer is punished by 100 lashes. Surah 24:2   Islam must be imposed by force, if necessary. "And fight them on, until there is no more tumult (seduction) or oppression, and there prevail justice, and faith in God (and the religion becomes Islam)." Surah 2:193   Apostasy from Islam is punishable by death. "Whoever changes his (Islamic) religion, kill him." Hadith vol. 9:57

117 Islamist Goals “Submit or be Conquered”
Islamist movements differ from one organization to the next; however, they will all accept the following concepts: Elevate Shari’a (Islamic cannon law) above all other legal codes / systems. Oppose secular and Western-influenced institutions and law as “infidel.” Elevate the Islamic Nation (umma) above all nation-state, tribal, and ethnic identities. Oppose U.S. policies and U.S. and Western access in the Muslim world. Advocate Jihad (war) as the sixth pillar of Islam.* As a group embraces extremism, their views will intensify towards a more radical ideology The violent injunctions of the Qur’an and the violent precedents set by Mohammad set the tone for the Islamic view of politics and of world history. The rest of the world, which has not accepted Shari’a law is in a state of rebellion or war with the will of Allah! The Dar al-Islam is commanded to make war upon the Dar al-harb until such a time that all nations submit to the will of Allah and accept Shari’a Iaw! The only times since Mohammad when the Dar al-Islam was not actively at war with the Dar al-harb were when the Muslim world was too weak or divided to make war effectively! Islam’s message to the non-Muslim world is the same now as it was in the time of Mohammad and throughout history: SUBMIT OR BE CONQUERED!

118 Islamist Goals “Submit or be Conquered”
Lulls in the ongoing war waged by the Dar al-Islam against the Dar al-harb don’t indicate a forsaking of jihad as a principle but reflect a change in strategic factors! “HUDNA” – It is acceptable for Muslim nations to declare “hudna” or truce at times when the infidel nations are too powerful for open warfare to make sense. Jihad is not a collective suicide pact even while “killing and being killed” (surah 9:111) is encouraged on an individual level. For the past few hundred years, the Muslim world has been too politically fragmented and technologically inferior to pose a major threat to the West! But that is changing! 1930s – Historian Hillaire Belloc perceived that Islam would return as an even greater danger: “It has always seemed to me possible, and even probable, that there would be a resurrection of Islam and that our sons or our grandsons would see the renewal of that tremendous struggle between the Christian culture and what has been for more than a thousand years its greatest opponent.” However weakened materially Islam had become, because it had not lost its doctrinal vitality, Belloc reasoned, and because it still possessed a dynamic faith, it remained a source of danger. Despite the West’s technological / scientific advances, they mattered little as animating spirit was disappearing Belloc saw the danger that Islam would regroup from its few centuries’ hiatus and return to challenge a West that no longer knew what it was about; a West replete with wealth and gadgets but lacking the moral fortitude to resist. “In Islam there has been no such dissolution of ancestral doctrine – or, at any rate, nothing corresponding to the universal break-up of religion in Europe.” Belloc knew that Islam had retained its will despite the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924!

119 “Voices from the Past” Hillaire Belloc
Whatever Islam’s contemporary problems – technical backwardness and political fragmentation, Belloc knew that Islam’s record of competent, concerted, offensive action was far lengthier and more impressive than its recent problems! Belloc: “These things being so, the recrudescence of Islam, the possiblity of that terror under which we lived for centuries reappearing, and of our civilization again fighting for its life against what was its chief enemy for a 1000 years, seems fantastic…” “I say the suggestions that Islam may re-arise sounds fantastic – but this is only because men are always powerfully affected by the immediate past – one might say they are blinded by it!” “The last effort they (Muslims) made to destroy (Western) Christendom was contemporary with the end of the reign of Charles II in England and of his brother James and of the usurper William III. It failed during the last years of the 17th-century, only just over 200 years ago. Vienna, as we saw, was almost taken and only saved by the Christian army under the command of the King of Poland on a date that ought to be the most famous in history – SEPTEMBER 11, 1683.” “Islam, while it continues to lack a centralized political structure, is nonetheless reacquiring the means of war that it has used to such deadly effect in the past!” “In Islam there has been no such dissolution of ancestral doctrine – or, at any rate, nothing corresponding to the universal break-up of religion in Europe.” Belloc knew that Islam had retained its will despite the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924! The secular West seems determined not to hear the bad news. It is hoping against hope that things are not as bad they seem. It is hoping that a the myriad of acts of violence around the world done in the name of Allah are somehow not indicative of “real” Islam. It is hoping that Muslims throughout the world calling for the destruction of America and Europe are just blowing hot air. It is hoping that Islam – a religion founded by history’s great warlords; a religion that waged wars of aggression and conquest for a 1000 years, that slaughtered and enslaved untold millions and invented modern genocide, and that today is the only force in the world that produces terrorism, suicide bombings, hostage-taking, organized rape, and massacres on a global scale – that this strange, seething violent mass is somehow “a religion of peace.” Rejecting this fiction and standing up to be counted will determine whether or not we survive the 21st century.” Gred Davis, “Religion of Peace” – pgs The West must awaken to the fact that it is facing nothing less than the resurgence of the greatest war machine in world history: an ideology that holds the killing of others, the plundering of their wealth, the conquering of their lands, the enslavement of their people, and the destruction of their institutions to be among the highest virtues and stepping stones to salvation!

120 “Golden Age of Islam?” For those who are not “the People of the Book,” such as Hindus and atheists, there is very little tolerance to be found once Islam establishes political superiority. - The Quran’ tells Muslims to “fight in the way of Allah” until “religion is only for Allah.” - The conquered populations face death if they do not establish regular prayer and charity in the Islamic tradition (The pillars of Islam) Tamerlane and other Muslim warriors slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Hindus and Buddhists, as well as displacing or forcibly converting millions more over the last 1000 years. At best, Islam has a dual personality toward other religions. - Qur’an of Medina, non-Muslims are explicitly cursed by Allah (WHEN MUSLIMS WERE IN MAJORITY WITH POWER!) - Qur’an of Mecca, non-Muslims are tolerated by Allah (WHEN MUSLIMS WERE IN THE MINORITY WITHOUT POWER!) 500 Qur’anic verses that speak of Allah’s hatred for non-Muslims and the punishment prepared for their unbelief. There is also a tiny handful that say otherwise, but these are mostly earlier Meccan verses that MANY SCHOLARS CONSIDER TO BE ABROGATED BY THE MEDINA VERSES! “If tolerance simply means discouraging the mass slaughter of those of a different faith, then Islam generally meets this standard more often than not. But, if tolerance means allowing people of other faiths the same religious liberties that Muslims enjoy, then Islam is FUNDAMENTALLY THE MOST INTOLERANT RELIGION UNDER THE SUN!”

121 Stages of Jihad Weakened Stage - Mecca
“…more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.” - Ayman al-Zawahiri Weakened Stage - Mecca Preparation Stage – Hijra / Medina Jihad Stage – Conquest of Mecca / Dar al-Harb

122 Stages of Islamic Activism
Individual awareness of Islamic Identity - Piety, garb, religious observances, publications, charitable societies, Qur’anic schools, internet Group Identity - Islam is viewed as the moral identity anchor on the individual, family, and neighborhood levels: Islamic greetings, prayer groups, Qur’anic recitations, and discussion of social values and norms on Islamic basis Islamization of Society Attempts by Islamic activists to expand Islamic social values from the individual and local community levels to society at large. Most Muslim majority and Muslim minority countries including Muslims in northern Nigeria, Israel, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Turkey, Kenya, Pakistan, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia Islamic Political Activism: Attempts to change Political Systems Serious attempts by Islamic activists to change the political system more in accordance with Shari’a law. These attempts – whether ideological or territorial – are usually (but not always) pursued to through lawful means. Violence has been the exception Challenge to Regimes: Ideological and Territorial Such confrontations run the gamut from lawful politics to violence and terrorism Examples include Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian Authority, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Philippines, Indonesia (Aceh), S. Thailand, China, Chechnya, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan Confrontation with Enemies of Islam: International Terrorism Although mainstream Muslims – imbued with a tradition of tolerance for non-Muslim faiths – criticize the USA for specific policies, the radical fringe groups’ hostility to the USA builds on these political issues and extends to religious, cultural and civilizational areas Examples include most, if not all, of the jihadist and terrorist groups such as al-Qaida, MILF, al-Ittihad al-Islami (East Africa), IMU (Uzbekistan), Hizb al-Tahrir (Fergana Valley, Central Asia), Izala Group (Nigeria), Islamic Party of Kenya, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Asbat al-Ansar (Lebanon), and Ansar al-Islam (Iraq) Muslims’ awareness of their Islamic identity usually begins at the individual level before it assumes a global dimension. The process of Islamization goes through several stages and is manifested primarily through increased piety. Only a small number of Muslims translate Islamization into militant action.

123 Development of Modern Jihad 600s – 1800s
Principle: Anyone who conflicts with, disagrees with or does not support Muhammad and his teachings should be killed. Events and movements that have produced the principles of jihad practiced today. From the time of Muhammad to 1800s – The logic behind attacking leaders and governments who reject Islam, Muhammad and the Qur’an Justification for killing women and children The belief that you should fight even if you know you will lose The suicide mission by Muhammad’s grandson 11th Century terrorists who got high on marijuana before going to attack their enemies REMEMBER: 1) El-Kharij, 2) Ali, 3) Ibn Taymiya, 4) Hasan al-Banna, 5) Sayyid Qutb, 6) Abdullah Azzam

124 A RELIGION OF THE SWORD The most alarming fact about Islam is that if it is allowed to become powerful enough, people will lose their choice to either accept it or reject it. The only option is to accept it. Beyond that one can at best become a second-class citizen or, at worst, face death. Allah's instructions are clear: "Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)." Surah 9:5 According to the Quran, there can be no tolerance for religions other than Islam, in an Islamic state: "If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost." Surah 3:85 Some suggest that Islam speaks well about "People of the Book" (Christians and Jews). Well, not well enough. Read on: "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day.. Nor acknowledge the religion of truth, (even if they are) of the people of the Book, until they pay the Jizya (taxes) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." Surah 9:29

125 Jihad Myth: Islam’s Western apologists sometimes claim that since the Arabic word, JIHAD, literallly means to “fight” or “struggle,” it refers to an “inner struggle” rather than holy war. Truth: This claim is extremely difficult to reconcile with the Qur’an, which, for example, exempted the disabled and the elderly from Jihad. This would make no sense if the word is being used merely within the context of spiritual struggle. It’s also unclear why Mohammad would use graphic language, such as “smiting fingers and heads from the hands of unbelievers, if he were merely speaking of personal development.” Muslims usually admit that there are 2 meanings to the word, but insist that “inner-struggle” is the “greater Jihad,” whereas “holy war” is the “lesser.” This misconception is based only on a tiny handful of EXTREMELY WEAK AND UNRELIABLE HADITH! By contrast, the most reliable of all Hadith is that of Bukhari. -The word “Jihad” is mentioned over 200 times in reference to the words of Mohammad and each one is a clear connotation to HOLY WAR! By contrast, Bukhari does NOT contain a single reference to Jihad within the context of “personal struggle.” Jihad literally translates as “struggle.” Strictly speaking, JIHAD DOES NOT MEAN HOLY WAR AS MUSLIM APOLOGISTS OFTEN POINT OUT! However, the question remains as to what sort of “struggle” is meant: an inner, spiritual struggle against the passions, or an outward, physical struggle. As in any case of trying to determine Islamic teaching on a particular matter, one must look at the Qur’an and the Sunnah. From those sources it is evident that a MUSLIM IS REQUIRED TO STRUGGLE AGAINST VARIETY OF THINGS: LAZINESS IN PRAYER, NEGLECTING TO GIVE ZAKAT (alms), etc. But it is ALSO PLAIN THAT A MUSLIM IS COMMANDED TO STRUGGLE IN PHYSICAL COMBAT AGAINST INFIDEL AS WELL. Mohammad’S IMPRESSIVE MILITARY CAREER ATTESTS TO THE CENTRAL ROLE THAT MILITARY ACTION PLAYS IN ISLAM!

126 Terrorists - It’s OK To Murder Leaders Not In Compliance with Islamic Law
Muhammad died in 632 A.D. Uthman ibn Affan - 3rd Caliph to succeed Muhammad Experienced protests against his leadership and governing of the people Accused of mishandling money, moral failures, and other transgressions. Muslims from many nations surrounded his house and asked for resignation. Uthman swore by Allah that he would not respond to threats and refused to resign. Within days, Muslims went to his house and killed him while he was meditating and reading the Qur’an. Islamic nation divided / never the same after the murder of Uthman.

127 Islamic Terrorists - Deceit is acceptable if it helps you achieve the goals of Islam
V4B52N268 THE PROPHET STATED “PRACTICE DECEIT WHEN WAGING WAR” 660 A.D. – Islamic world divided into 2 parties Shiites – Followers of Ali Sunnis – Followers of Muawiya El-Kharij – Shi’a splinter group calling for reform and practice as Muhammad Decided best course of action to kill Ali, Muawiya and his representative Killing 3 leaders would allow Muslims to have one leader as in days of prophet. Ali killed and El-Kharij’s spiritual leader claimed Qur’anic passage to justify the murder (Surah 2:204, 207). Ali’s murder is a leading example of what many radical groups believe. PRINCIPLE: WHEN A GOVERNMENT OR LEADER IS FOUND ACTING NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE QUR’AN, MUSLIMS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECLARE THEM RENEGADE AND INFIDEL. ISLAM’S WAY OF DEALING WITH A RENEGADE OR INFIDEL IS KILLING. Modern day Islamic militias are a continuation of El-Kharij! El-Kharij principles and beliefs have been a terrorism threat to every empire, dynasty, society or nation since then.

128 El-Kharij Beliefs “Do what we say or else!”
El-Kharij = “One who goes out.” El-Kharij “stepped out” in Islamic history from under a leader or government that they believed was not acting according to God’s law and the Qur’an. Core beliefs: - There is no law but God’s law. - Declared imams to be infidels, including some of Muhammad’s friends. - Expected all Muslims to obey the call of jihad against rulers (Muslim / non-Muslim) who didn’t comply with the Qur’an. - Anyone who didn’t participate in jihad was labeled an infidel. - They believed in the right to kill children and women of infidels. - Believed that Muslims have the right to and control over women, children and all material possessions of infidels. ASSASINATION, DISHONESTY, MISTRUST AND UNFAITHFULNESS A STRONG PART OF RADICAL ISLAMISTS FOR OVER 1300 YEARS!

129 8127 Jihad Without End Muhammad described the 3 most important works a man could perform as: 1) Faith 2) War in the path of Allah 3) A blameless pilgrimage Muhammad’s successors were prone to war by custom and required no excuses to wage it. They were accustomed to living by pillage and the exploitation of settled population, and heaping loot and jizya was the only means of making a living known to them. Islam provided an additional motive for wars of conquest that probably would have occurred anyway, and an ideological justification for those wars that was inherently global and totalitarian. Modern Islamic Activists: “Islam must the rule the world and until Islam does rule the world, we will continue to sacrifice our lives.” This is neither extreme nor remarkable from the standpoint of traditional Islam. It has been divinely sanctioned from the moment Muhammad had established a power base in Medina: “O Prophet! Rouse the Believers to fight,” the Qur’an orders, and promises that 20 Muslims, “patient and persevering,” would vanquish 200 unbelievers; if a 100, they will vanquish a (8:65) Allah further orders the faithful to fight the unbelievers, and to be firm with them.(9:123) “And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter.” The end of the fight is possible only when “there prevail justice and faith in Allah.” (2:191)

130 All Men Are NOT Created Equal!
GOAL OF JIHAD: Incorporation of non-Muslims into Muslim society, either by conversion or submission. Non-Muslims, dhimmis are not given the choice or the opportunity to live in Islamic society as equals of Muslims. Reliance of the Traveller (‘Umdat al-Salik): A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, Ahmed ibn Naqib al-Misri – Jihad is defined as “war against non-Muslims,” noting that the word itself is “etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion.” Surah 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.” Surah 9:29 has been used in Islamic history and jurisprudence to establish 3 choices for non-Muslims that Muslims are facing in jihad: 1) Conversion to Islam 2) Submission under Islamic rule (which involves a carefully delineated second-class status centered around the jizya, the tax on non-Muslims) 3) Death The laws that consider non-Muslims dhimmis, protected people, and enforce their submission to Muslims are thus inextricably bound up with the concept of jihad! DHIMMITUDE IS A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO THE IDEA THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS! A codified, detailed mass of laws for the conduct of warfare in the name of God!

131 Islamic Terms of “Peace” 3 Choices – Choose Wisely!
8127 Islamic Terms of “Peace” 3 Choices – Choose Wisely! Muhammad himself expands upon the 3 choices in Sura 9:29 (conversion, submission, death) in one of the collections considered most reliable by Muslims: Sahih Muslim. It depicts the Prophet of Islam appointing generals and exhorting his troops: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war; do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to 3 courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. Muslim jurists have constructed an elaborate legal edifice that is without parallel in any other major religion: A codified, detailed mass of laws for the conduct of warfare in the name of God! Imam Muslim, Sahih Muslim, Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, trans., Kitab Bhavan, revised edition 2000, book 19, no. 4294 Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhajirs (the Muslims of Arabia) and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the priveleges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muslims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai’ (the proceeds from taxes and other levies on non-Muslims) except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers).

132 Ibn Taymiya and NO TOLERANCE
PRINCIPLE: MUSLIMS SHOULD RESIST, FIGHT AND OVERTURN ANY ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T GOVERN THE LAND ACCORDING TO THE ISLAMIC LAW ONLY! PRINCIPLE: MUSLIMS SHOULD ENFORCE JIHAD ON ANYBODY WHOSE BELIEFS DIFFER FROM ISLAM, ESPECIALLY JEWS AND CHRISTIANS. 1263 A.D. - Born in Syrian town of Haran Fought Mongolian invaders of Syria ( ) and taught that Mongolians were not true Muslims and that fellow countrymen should not submit to their authority. Declared that anyone who submitted to Mongolians, helped them or dealt with them was an infidel. Taymiya acted as if he were a military leader, declaring the Muslims to be infidels and attacking them. Taymiya established the mind-set of NO TOLERANCE and refinforced principles that were practiced centuries earlier in the times of Muhammad. REMEMBER: Today’s terrorism is a result of this mindset and Taymiya is one of most widely read Hadiths.

133 Ibn Taymiya’s Heirs Ibn Kathir (1301 C.E. - 1372 C.E.)
Ibn al-Qayyim (1292 C.E C.E.) al-Dhahabi (1274 C.E C.E.) Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703 C.E C.E.) REMEMBER: 1) El-Kharij, 2) Ali, 3) El Hashashen, 4) Ibn Taymiya, 5) Hasan al-Banna, 6) Sayyid Qutb, 7) Abdullah Azzam

134 Wahabbi Movement Based on the same foundation that Ibn Taymiya established, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ( ) led the Wahhabi movement. Movement resisted, fought and overturned the Turkish government Established a new 100% Islamic nation which became Saudi Arabia. Royal family of Saudi Arabia are descendents of Abdul Aziz Bin Saud, the political leader who with Wahhab to establish the nation of Saudi Arabia. Presently, the Saudi Royal Family is held hostage by the El-Kharij movement - THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PRINCIPLES. UBL IS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT GROUP. Ibn Taymiya’s mind-set has influenced our world today in a great way! Many movements are trying to overturn their governments and return to the teaching of Muhammad with NO TOLERANCE OR COMPROMISE. Groups are pursuing their mission with military force – HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF!

135 Wahhab and Sa’ud “Diabolical Marriage!”
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703 C.E. – 1792 A.D.) Arab theologian born in Najd region in central Saudi Arabia and the location of the nation's capital, Riyadh. The most famous scholar of the fundamentalist movement within Islam known as the Wahhabi movement and after whom the movement is named. Movement founded to purify Islam by returning all Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as typified by the as-salaf as-saliheen, the earliest converts to Islam Rejected what he regarded as corruptions introduced by Bida (innovation, reformation) and Shirk (idolatry) . Denounced various sects of Sufism. Considered by some to be a great reformer of Islam, while others regard him as the "father of Islamic terrorism." Some consider his ideas irrational and unoriginal, merely re-iterating primitive interpretations of the Qu'ran, while others believe he was a very innovative and learned scholar. In any case, he had a Tremendous impact on modern Islam, and terrorism has been at least partially influenced by his teachings, whether intentional or not. He also revived interest in the works of Ibn Taymiya; those who follow the "revival.” Followers are often called Wahabbis, but they themselves reject the term, on the grounds that his teachings were the teachings of Muhammad. Thus, they refer to themselves as Salafists or Muwahhidun, meaning, "the monotheists."

136 $$$ The Saudis exporting the Islamist perspective:
-U.S. Arrogance: It’s military power and influence -U.S. perceived indifference / bias against Muslims -U.S. military presence in the Middle East -U.S. support for Israel / anti-Arab policies -America is the font of all evil, the “head of the snake,” and it must be converted or destroyed. -Usama Bin Ladin / Islamist terrorist leaders draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within one stream of Islam (a minority tradition), from at least Ibn Taimiyyah, through the founders of Wahhabism, through the Muslim Brotherhood, to Sayyid Qutb. $$$ The Saudi Royal family has bragged about the billions it has spent to spread Islam to every corner of the earth. The Islamic Center in Brussels received more than 5 million; the Islamic Center in Geneva received 7 million annually; and the biggest Islamic Center in Europe, which the Saudis built in Madrid, received close 8 million/year. KSA’s efforts under King Fahd bin Abd al-Aziz had been astronomical, amounting to many billions of Saudi Riyals… Saudi Strategy: 1. Create terrorist groups that use violence to advance your goals. 2. Distance yourself from those groups while presenting yourself as the "reasonable" alternative. 3. Enjoy the accolades of the very people you're trying to destroy. Not bad for day's work. Or even several decades. Structural reasons play a large part in the rise of radical and dogmatic interpretations of Islam in recent years. One of those reasons is that over the last 3 decades, the Saudi Government has generously funded the export of the Wahhabi version of Islam. Saudi efforts have promoted “the growth of religious extremism throughout the Muslim world,” permitting the Islamists to develop powerful intellectual, political, and other networks. “This asymmetry in organization and resources explains why radicals, a small minority in almost all Muslim countries, have influence disproportionate to their numbers.” State sponsorship continues to be one of the major forces sustaining Islamic terror organizations. The former head of the Saudi intelligence services, Prince Turki al-Faisal, for example, allegedly gave UBL $200 million in 1998 to relocate to Afghanistan. The money was intended to keep UBL away from KSA and to prevent him from overthrowing the Saudi royal family. According to a report submitted to the UN Security Council President in December, 2002, “One must question the real ability and willingness of the Saudi Kingdom to exercise any control over the use of “religious money” in and outside of the country. In 2000, Saudi citizens contributions to various Islamist groups amounted to $500 million. Most of the money went to cover expenses such as salaries, pensions, and “terrorcare” services that included hospitals and schools – especially ulemas (religious teachers) and madrassas. According to scholar, Daniel Pipes, “Wahhabism is the extremist vision of Islam that predominates Saudi Arabia.” It is this version of Islam that has pervaded the Saudi education system with its heavy dose of mandatory religious instruction” and that has “seeped outside the classroom through mosque sermons, television shows and the INTERNET, coming to dominate the public discussions on religion.”

137 Saudi Support For Wahhabi Causes / Education
Have contributed nearly $1 billion to 1500 mosques Support of 202 colleges, 2000 madrassas and 210 Islamic centers in the Dar al-Harb Most of 1400 US mosques have Wahhabi trained clerics Provided $2 billion to Palestinian Martyrs Foundation Enough to pay the families of 6000 suicide/homicide bombers - $5,000 / family - The UAE/Qatar paid $500 / family - Saddam Hussein paid $25,000 / family of homicide bombers April 2002 – IQRAA-TV Jeddah raised $109 million for families of Palestinian suicide bombers. - Sheikh Saud al-Burak and Abdul Azia Bin Fahd stated that Jewish women should be enslaved and ravished. “The true believer is to show no compassion.” - Saudi King Fahd, Crown Prince Abdullah and their wives contributed nearly $4 million. - Saudi schools teach war against the Jews is unavoidable and that Shi’a Islam is nothing more than a Jewish conspiracy to divide Islam. - Saudis helped fund 20,000 graduates in Afghan Al-Qaida Camps. - The IIRO spent nearly $500 million ( ) supporting 4,400 mosques/madrassas teaching hatred for Jews and Christians $$ A key role for Western countries here: “Moderates will not be able to successfully challenge radicals until the playing field is leveled, which the West can help accomplish by promoting the creation of moderate Muslim networks.” If this sounds familiar, perhaps it is because of similar scenarios in the late 1940s when the Soviet-backed organizations threatened Europe. The Americans were successful in creating counter-networks in the early Cold War years – in part to show that such an effort can succeed against a totalitarian enemy, in part to suggest ideas for tackling contemporary problems. (One example – a “left hook to the Kremlin is the best blow” – implies that Muslims can most effectively overcome Islamism.) Educating Muslim children in non-Islamic countries in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the front organization through which the Saudis promote Wahhabism (wolves in sheepskin!) in the U.S. In 2000, ISNA, through the N. American Islamic Trust, funded 27% of the estimated 1,209 mosques in the USA, according to a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Every 5th mosque has a full-time school and ¾ have a weekend school. According to this report, some 30,000 adults and 80,000 children attended a mosque’s weekend school in 2000. From 1973 to the end of 2002, the Saudi Kingdom’s spending to promote Wahhabism worldwide was estimated by Reza F. Safa, the author of “Inside Islam” at 87 billion. A major motive behind the Saudi royal family’s funding of the proselytization and expansion of Wahhbism throughout the world seems to be an attempt to hold onto its throne. Ironically, it was also probably more the Saudi royals attempt to increase their influence than a desire to support democratic systems that led them to be among the major contributors to the first democratic elections held in former Soviet republics, and the major sponsors of the Islamic political party, the Justice and Development Party, that won Turkey’s Oct 2002 general election. Princess Haifa al-Faisal, the daughter of the late King Faisal and the wife of the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., had contributed tens of thousands of dollars to 2 of the WTC bombers. She claimed that she was deceived and that the funds were transmitted to the hijackers without her knowledge. The U.S. tried to supress the story for more than a year until November 23, FBI investigation into this payment exposed another payment of $400,000 made by the Saudi embassy in the late 1990s to a Saudi-based charity, the Int. Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), whose offices in Virginia were raided and shut down in March The IIRO was implicated the 1993 WTC bombing and the 1998 E. Africa Embassy bombings. Even after the Riyadh bombing in May, 2003 that killed at least 34 people including 8 Americans, the U.S. government doesn’t seem eager to name KSA as a state sponsor of terrorism or to prosecute Saudi businessmen and organizations that fund terror. The government is currently negotiating with the Saudis about whether or not to block the lawsuit brought by the families of the September 11 attacks “on the grounds that it could impair American foreign relations.” $$

138 Wahhabi Madrassas FACTS: 40 million Muslim youth educated
300 Taliban-style madrassas operate in the UK 330,000 Yemenis enrolled in 4,000 madrassas 1 million attended 10,000 Pakistani madrassas 4.6 million enrolled in 37,362 madrassas in Indonesia Saudis spent $65 billion for Wahhabi causes CURRICULUM: Memorization of the Qur’an Hatred of the Jews, Christians, Israelis, Americans Distrust of those who abide in the ‘Dar el-Harb’ The Tenach and New Testament are corrupt Islam must gain political control Martydom is followed by endless sexual pleasure *2002 – Mahmoud al-Zahhar, HAMAS leader in Gaza spoke at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. After his speech, 2002 students signed up to volunteer in martydom operations against Israelis. According to the U.S. based Middle East Forum: -There are 1.5 billion Muslims -15% are puritanical, Islamists, radicals, extremists, jihadists, militants or terrorists. -They either support or participate in anti-American, anti-Buddhist, anti-Christian, anti-Israeli/Jewish, anti-Hindu, anti-Russian, and anti-western activity. -200 million radicalized Muslims! As former Sec. of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld pointed out: “There’s a lot of money going into these so-called madrassas – and they aren’t training people in the mathmatics or languages or sciences or whatever, humanities – they are training people to kill. They’re training people to go out and kill innocent men, women, and children. And we need to see that those schools are closed down, and we need to see that those schools provided are teaching the right things so that people can live a constructive life in this world. In Wahhabi schools in the U.S., students are taught that “it is better to shun and even to dislike Christians, Jews, and Shi’ite Muslims.” Jews and Christians are referred to as Apes and Pigs in their Qur’anic-based textbooks. Moreover, hurting, lying ,cheating, stealing from non-Muslims is permissible as long as it helps the political aims/objectives of Islam. American efforts to fight Islamism are lacking especially with regard to strengthening moderates. Washington does not have a consistent view on who the “moderates” are, where the opportunities for building networks among them lie, and how best to build the networks. The American government has a disastrously poor record in this regard, with an embarrassing history of accepting twin delusions: on the one hand, thinking Islamists are moderates, and on the other hand, hoping to win them over. Many of the leaders wrong-headedly insist on consorting with the enemy! The RAND study promotes four partners: secularists, liberal Muslims, moderate traditionalists and some Sufis. It particularly emphasizes the “emerging transnational network of laicist and secularist individuals, groups, and movements,” and correctly urges cooperation with these neglected friends.

139 Palestinian Education
Excerpts from the “Our Islamic Arabic Education” textbooks 3rd Grade Part 2 #523 Pg. 9 “The Zionist enemy attacked our civilians.” 4th Grade Part 2 #531 Pg. 67 “Jews are enemies of the believers.” 5th Grade Pgs “Fight the Jews and drive them from our land.” 5th Grade Pg “Inevitably Muslim victory is assured over the Jews.” 6th Grade Part 1 #553 Pg. 15 “The thieves who have torn our homeland.” 7th Grade #564 Pg “Jihad is your religious duty to liberate our land.” 7th Grade #564 Pg “Jews called the Prophet a liar and fight our religion.” 7th Grade #564 Pg “Muslim Jihad fighters will defeat all other religions.” 7th Grade #745 Pg. 19 “Jews hate Muslims and want to cause division.” 8th Grade #578 Pgs “Undertake Jihad against our oppressors.” 8th Grade #586 Pgs Omits references to Israel and the Holocaust. 9th Grade #589 Pg. 79 “Jews are treacherous and disloyal.” 9th Grade #589 Pg. 94 “Jews try to incite and scheme against Muslims.” 10th Grade Part 2 Pg Israel is portrayed as “Occupied Palestine.” 11th Grade Pg “In 10, 20, or 50 years, the West will collapse in a pile of debris” *These materials were financed by the European Union and Saudi Arabia! The Arab world offers a “less-fertile” ground for moderate network and institution building than other regions of the Muslim world.” Western Governments should focus on Muslims in SE Asia, the Balkans, and in the Western Diaspora, and to help make their ideas available in Arabic. This novel stratagem defies a centuries-old pattern of influence emanating from the Middle East, but is well worth a try. Despite U.S. requests that Saudi government take action to stop funding terrorist organizations and madrassas that breed hate, the Saudis have only taken small insignificant steps. KSA continues its efforts to enlist the Muslim population worldwide to the radical Wahhabist way of life. The angry form of Islamism and Wahhabism in KSA today is the soil in which anti-Western and anti-American terrorism grows,” stated former CIA Director R. James Woolsey. Wahhabism is the Saudi branch of Islam, established by Sheikh Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab (1703/4-91). At its core is al-Wahhab’s decree that, in addition to the known Five Pillars of Islam, there is a sixth, hidden pillar: fighting the JIHAD to spread Islam and defeat its enemies.

140 Intolerance Codified Dar al-Salam and Dar al-Harb
Abu Ala Al-Mawardi – Formal blueprint for the Islamic government on the eve of 1st Crusade - Based on the Qur’an, Hadith, Sunnah - Practice of previous 4 centuries of conquest. - Division of the world in the House of Islam where the umma had been established - House of War inhabited by harbis – the rest of the world. House of Islam – Permanent state of war with lands that surround it - Interruptions of war based on “temporary truces” (Hudna) - Completion will only come with global conquest Dar al Sulh – Umma in the minority community adopting a temporary “peaceful attitude” in order to deceive neighbors (Mecca before Mohammad’s move to Medina is the model for which the Muslim diaspora in the Western world provides contemporary example). Dar al Harb – Territory of the infidel becomes a war zone by definition. Occurs when the Muslim side feels strong enough to dispense with pretense. Meccan Peace Treaty – Mohammad accepted truce when he was in an inferior position but broke it as soon as he was strong enough and offered his foes conversion or death. (Bosnian model) DAR AL ISLAM IS THE GOAL

141 Crusaders React to the Jihad Deus hoc vult!

142 The Crusades Setting the Record Straight!
The Muslim Game: Muslims love talking about the Crusades and Christians love apologizing for them! To hear both parties tell the story, one would believe that Muslims were just peacefully minding their own business in lands that were legitimately Muslim, when Christian armies decided to wage holy war and kill “millions.” Truth: Every part of this myth IS A LIE! Even by the rules the Muslims set for themselves, the Crusades were perfectly justified, and the excesses (though beneath Christian standards) pale in comparison with the historic treatment of conquered populations at the hands of the Muslims. Quick Facts: 1st Crusade began in 1095…460 years AFTER the 1st Christian City was overrun by Muslim Armies 457 years AFTER Jerusalem was conquered by Muslim armies 453 years AFTER Egypt was taken by Muslim armies 443 years AFTER Muslims plundered Italy 427 years AFTER Muslim armies first laid siege to the Christian capital of Constantinople 380 years AFTER Spain was conquered by Muslim armies 363 years AFTER France was first attacked by Muslim armies 249 years AFTER Rome itself was sacked by a Muslim army, and only after centuries of church burnings, killings, enslavement and forced conversions of Christians! BY THE TIME THE CRUSADES FINALLY BEGAN, MUSLIM ARMIES HAD CONQUERED 2/3rds OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD! Europe has been harassed by Muslims since the first few years following Mohammad’s death! The Crusades were provoked by the harassment of Christian pilgrims from Europe to the Holy land! The period of Crusader “occupation” (of its own former land) was stretched over less than 2 centuries! The Muslim “occupation” is nearing 1400 years! Crusader agression compresses to about 20 years of actual military campaign! Unlike Jihad, the Crusades were never justified on the basis of the New Testament teachings – They were an anomaly! The punctuation of 14 centuries of relentless Jihad that began before the Crusades and continues to the present! What other religions call sin and excess, Islam calls the “will of Allah.” The greatest crime of the Crusaders was the sacking of Jerusalem, in which 30,000 people were said to have been massacred. This number is dwarfed by the number of Jihad victims, from India to Constantinople and Narbonne, but Muslims have never apologized for their crimes against humanity and never will. As early as 652 AD, Mohammad’s followers launched raids on the island of Sicily, waging a full-scale occupation 200 years later that lasted well over 2 centuries and was punctuated by massacres, such as that at the town of Castrogiovanni, in which 8,000 Christians were put to death. In 1084, 10 years before the first Crusade, Muslims staged another devastating Sicilian raid, burning churches in Reggio, enslaving monks and raping an abbey of nuns before carrying them into captivity. In theory, the Crusades were provoked by the harassment of Christian pilgrims from Europe to the Holy Land, in which many were kidnapped, molested, forcibly converted to Islam or even killed. Compare this to Islam’s justification for slaughter on the basis of Muslims being denied access to the Meccan pilgrimage in Mohammad’s time). The Crusaders only invaded lands that were Christian. They never attacked Saudi Arabia or sacked Mecca as the Muslims had done (AND CONTINUED DOING) to Italy and Constantinople. The period of Crusader “occupation” (of its former land) was stretched over less than 2 centuries. The Muslim occupation is in its 1372nd year. The period of Crusader “aggression” compresses to about 20 years of actual military campaign, much of which was spent on organization and travel. They were from , , , , , , and ). By comparison, the Muslim Jihad against the island of Sicily alone lasted 75 grinding years. Unlike Jihad, the Crusades were never justified on the basis of the New Testament teachings. This is why they are an anomaly, the punctuation of 14 centuries of relentless Jihad that began long before the Crusades and continued well after they were over.

143 Islamic Terms of “Peace” 3 Choices – Choose Wisely!
Mohammad himself expands upon the 3 choices in Sura 9:29 (conversion, submission, death) in one of the collections considered most reliable by Muslims: Sahih Muslim. It depicts the Prophet of Islam appointing generals and exhorting his troops: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war; do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to 3 courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. Muslim jurists have constructed an elaborate legal edifice that is without parallel in any other major religion: A codified, detailed mass of laws for the conduct of warfare in the name of God! Imam Muslim, Sahih Muslim, Abdul Hamid Siddiqi, trans., Kitab Bhavan, revised edition 2000, book 19, no. 4294 Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhajirs (the Muslims of Arabia) and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the priveleges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muslims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai’ (the proceeds from taxes and other levies on non-Muslims) except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers).

144 “Golden Age of Islam?” Myth: Religious minorities have flourished under Islam. Muslims are commanded to protect Jews and Christians (the People of the Book) and do no harm to them. Truth: Religious minorities have NOT “flourished” under Islam. In fact, they have dwindled to mere shadows after centuries of persecution and discrimination. Some were converted from their native religion by brute force, others under the agonizing strain of dhimmitude. What Muslims call “tolerance,” others correctly identify as institutionalized discrimination. The consignment of Jews and Christians to dhimmis under Islamic rule means they are not allowed the same religious rights and freedoms as Muslims. They cannot share faith or build houses of worship without permission. For hundreds of years, the Christian population in occupied Europe had their sons taken away and forcibly converted into Muslim warriors (Jannisaries) by the Ottoman Turks. It is under the burden of discrimination and 3rd-class status that so many converted to Islam over the centuries. Those who didn’t often faced economic and social hardships that persist to this day and are appalling by Western standards of true religious tolerance and pluralism.

145 Imperial Islam It’s not about Peace!
GOAL OF JIHAD: Incorporation of non-Muslims into Muslim society, either by conversion or submission. Non-Muslims, dhimmis are not given the choice or the opportunity to live in Islamic society as equals of Muslims. Jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious reasons: From the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property, or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.” If infidels don’t heed the call to Islam and pay the jizya, “it is incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover commands us so to do.” Ibn Khaldun ( ) – Pioneering historian and philosopher, Maliki legal theorist who wrote Muqadimah, the first work of Islamic historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because the universalism of the Muslim mission and the (obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.” Al-Hidayah, vol. Ii., 140, in Thomas P. Hughes, “Jihad,” in a Dictionary of Islam, (W.H. Allen, 1895),

146 Believers and Non-Believers
Conversion – Accomplished through Mohammad’s mulitiple marriages bringing clans and tribes of Islam and promising pagan Arabs booty from raids, military conquest and promises of sex with captured girls/women in this life and with houris (virgins in paradise) should they die in battle. (Less than 100 converts from first 12 years) DHIMMITUDE – Non believers must pay jizya and kharaj, a poll and land tax penalty every year at a humiliating ceremony. Bringing evidence against a Muslim is not permitted. Blasphemy or raising ones hand at a Muslim meant death. Killing a Muslim could condemn the entire community to death. Construction of new Churches and Synagogues was forbidden. Muslims had the authority to confiscate, destroy non-Muslim property. People of the Book can be killed if they rebel or stop paying the penalty. Public display of a non-Islamic faith was forbidden. Non-Muslim buildings must be shorter than Muslim buildings. Dhimmis must feel themselves humiliated. Dhimmitude: the Islamic system of governing populations conquered by jihad wars, encompassing all of the demographic, ethnic, and religious aspects of the political system. The word "dhimmitude" as a historical concept, was coined by Bat Ye'or in 1983 to describe the legal and social conditions of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule. The word "dhimmitude" comes from dhimmi, an Arabic word meaning "protected". Dhimmi was the name applied by the Arab-Muslim conquerors to indigenous non-Muslim populations who surrendered by a treaty (dhimma) to Muslim domination. Islamic conquests expanded over vast territories in Africa, Europe and Asia, for over a millennium ( ). The Muslim empire incorporated numerous varied peoples which had their own religion, culture, language and civilization. For centuries, these indigenous, pre-Islamic peoples constituted the great majority of the population of the Islamic lands. Although these populations differed, they were ruled by the same type of laws, based on the shari'a. This similarity, which includes also regional variations, has created a uniform civilization developed throughout the centuries by all non-Muslim indigenous people, who were vanquished by a jihad-war and governed by shari'a law. It is this civilization which is called dhimmitude. It is characterized by the different strategies developed by each dhimmi group to survive as non-Muslim entity in their Islamized countries. Dhimmitude is not exclusively concerned with Muslim history and civilization. Rather it investigates the history of those non-Muslim peoples conquered and colonized by jihad. Dhimmitude encompasses the relationship of Muslims and non-Muslims at the theological, social, political and economical levels. It also incorporates the relationship between the numerous ethno-religious dhimmi groups and the type of mentality that they have developed out of their particular historical condition which lasted for centuries, even in some Muslim countries, till today. Dhimmitude is an entire integrated system, based on Islamic theology. It cannot be judged from the circumstantial position of any one community, at a given time and in a given place. Dhimmitude must be appraised according to its laws and customs, irrespectively of circumstances and political contingencies.

147 Additional petty rules were enacted to humiliate non-Muslims
DHIMMITUDE Conquered peoples were “protected persons” -Only if they submitted to Islamic domination by a “Contract” (Dhimma) -Payment of poll tax (jizya) and the land tax (haraj) to their masters. -Breach of contract enables Muslims to kill or enslave them and confiscate property. Crosses cannot be displayed in public and the “people of the book” had to wear special clothing or a belt. Christian men are not allowed to marry Muslim women and slaves had to be sold to Muslims if dhimmis converted to Islam. No carrying of weapons and open house policy for Muslim travelers / soldiers No right to spoils of war Poll tax used to finance jihad – Christians and Jews forced under Muslim rule to bankroll the subjugation of their co-religionists who were still free. Additional petty rules were enacted to humiliate non-Muslims Pact of Umar – Warned conquered that disobedience meant death: “Anyone who violates such terms will be unprotected. And it will be permissible for the Muslims to treat them as rebels or dissenters; namely, it is permissible to kill them.” “Muslims have the right to confiscate places of worship in such towns as have been taken by storm” as has been done with St. John’s in Damascus, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, and countless others. The precedent is valid today!

148 DHIMMITUDE “Protection” abolished if: Dhimmis resisted Islamic law
Gave allegiance to a non-Muslim power Enticed a Muslim from his faith Harmed a Muslim or his property Committed blashemy to include: - Denigration of the Prophet Mohammad, the Qur’an, the Muslim faith, Shari’a - Suggesting defects in Islam - Rejection of decisions reached by ijma – the consensus of the Umma 3:106 Jihad resumes when the “pact of protection” abolished - Lives of dhimmis and their property forfeited - Islamists in Egypt kill and pillage Coptic Christians that have forfeited their “protection” because they do not pay the jizya. Relationship of conqueror and vanquished remains valid for Muslims because it is fixed in theological texts. Islamic state is bound to distinguish between Muslims / non-Muslims (rights / limitations) Dhimmis cannot vote or be elected Muslims can’t be sentenced to die for murdering a non-Muslim.

149 Pact of Umar Probably drafted during the time of Umar b
Pact of Umar Probably drafted during the time of Umar b.Abd al Aziz who ruled AD) from Al-Turtushi, Siraj al-Muluk, pp In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. This is a letter to the servant of God Umar [ibn al-Khattab], Commander of the Faithful, from the Christians of such-and-such a city. When you came against us, we asked you for safe-conduct (aman) for ourselves, our descendants, our property, and the people of our community, and we undertook the following obligations toward you:

150 Pact of Umar (c. 717 AD) A "dhimmi" is a non-Muslim living under Islamic law who has paid a special tax and agrees to a long list of strict conditions. Rather than tax Muslims, the civilized world actually helps support the Islamic religion by granting them TAX FREE status under religious and charity laws. The Pact of Umar is an important historical document. It sets the legal foundation for the way Muslims mistreat Christians right down to the present time. Even today, Christians are required to pay a safety tax in Muslim controlled nations. Basically Muslims will allow Christians to live in their Muslim controlled cities as long as they live as second class slaves and never openly practice Christianity. The penalty is jail, confiscation of all personal property and children, and of course death. Nothing has changed in 1400 years. In Islamic countries today, audio cassette tapes of Islamic preachers are sold in corner stores. Here are some excerpts from two tapes recorded sometime between AD. The tapes show that the Pact of Umar is still used today and Christians are viewed as second class citizens. Imagine how Muslims would howl if the civilized world forbade Muslims the right to public worship, demolished their Mosques and seized their houses and cars for simply practicing Islam. "We are not against the Christians; they will have their rights according to the Pact of Umar." (Mohammad Hasan, Islamic preacher who quoted, Salb al-Masih; As`ad Bayyumi at-Tamimi, Khutba, leader of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, in a widely distributed cassette recording, around 1985 AD) "Before this Friday sermon, an official of the Religious Endowments Ministry came and gave me a paper containing instructions to preach on Islamic tolerance towards dhimmis. I protested against such dictates but I'll readily tackle the subject. Verily Islam is and has always been tolerant with regard to dhimmis, yet on the condition that they know their place." (Ahmad al-Mahalawi, al-Fitna at-Ta'ifiya fi Misr, Egyptian Sheikh, Islamic preacher, widely distributed cassette recording, around 1985 AD)

151 Pact of Umar Drafted during the time of Umar b
Pact of Umar Drafted during the time of Umar b.Abd al Aziz who ruled ( AD) from Al-Turtushi, Siraj al-Muluk, pp We shall not build, in our cities or in their neighborhood, new monasteries, Churches, convents, or monks' cells, nor shall we repair, by day or by night, such of them as fall in ruins or are situated in the quarters of the Muslims. We shall keep our gates wide open for passersby and travelers. We shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass our way for three days. We shall not give shelter in our churches or in our dwellings to any spy, nor bide him from the Muslims. We shall not teach the Qur'an to our children. We shall not manifest our religion publicly nor convert anyone to it. We shall not prevent any of our kin from entering Islam if they wish it. We shall show respect toward the Muslims, and we shall rise from our seats when they wish to sit. We shall not seek to resemble the Muslims by imitating any of their garments, the qalansuwa, the turban, footwear, or the parting of the hair. We shall not speak as they do, nor shall we adopt their kunyas. The Status of Non-Muslims Under Muslim Rule After the rapid expansion of the Muslim dominion in the 7th century, Muslims leaders were required to work out a way of dealing with Non-Muslims, who remained in the majority in many areas for centuries. The solution was to develop the notion of the "dhimma", or "protected person". The Dhimmis were required to pay an extra tax, but usually they were unmolested. This compares well with the treatment meted out to non-Christians in Christian Europe. The Pact of Umar is supposed to have been the peace accord offered by the Caliph Umar to the Christians of Syria, a "pact" which formed the pattern of later interaction. (When I brought the letter to Umar, may God be pleased with him, he added, "We shall not strike a Muslim.") We accept these conditions for ourselves and for the people of our community, and in return we receive safe-conduct. If we in any way violate these undertakings for which we ourselves stand surety, we forfeit our covenant [dhimma], and we become liable to the penalties for contumacy and sedition. Umar ibn al-Khittab replied: Sign what they ask, but add two clauses and impose them in addition to those which they have undertaken. They are: "They shall not buy anyone made prisoner by the Muslims," and "Whoever strikes a Muslim with deliberate intent shall forfeit the protection of this pact." (from Al-Turtushi, Siraj al-Muluk, pp ) Note: This was a from hand out at an Islamic History Class at the University of Edinburgh in Source of translation not given.

152 Pact of Umar (c. 717 AD) 9. We shall not mount on saddles, nor shall we gird swords nor bear any kind of arms nor carry them on our- persons. 10. We shall not engrave Arabic inscriptions on our seals. 11. We shall not sell fermented drinks. 12. We shall clip the fronts of our heads. 13. We shall always dress in the same way wherever we may be, and we shall bind the zunar round our waists 14. We shall not display our crosses or our books in the roads or markets of the Muslims. 15. We shall use only clappers in our churches very softly. 16. We shall not raise our voices when following our dead. 17. We shall not show lights on any of the roads of the Muslims or in their markets. 18. We shall not bury our dead near the Muslims. 19. We shall not take slaves who have been allotted to Muslims. 20. We shall not build houses overtopping the houses of the Muslims.

153 DHIMMITUDE “Nothing in the law of Mohammad states that the blood of the disbeliever is equal to the blood of the Muslim, because faith is necessary for equality.” “The people of the Covenant (Jews or Christians) do not believe in Mohammad and Islam, thus their blood cannot be equal.” “These distinctive texts which indicate that a Muslim is not to be put to death for murdering one of the people of the convenant or an unbeliever, but a free Muslim must be killed for a free Muslim, regardless of race.” If a Muslim murders another Muslim, he will be sentenced to death unless the victim’s relatives accept a blood ransom. A non-Muslim’s testimony is not acceptable or even allowed in court against Muslims or even against other non-Muslims. If a non-Muslim curses a Muslim, he must either be sentenced to death or be converted to Islam. If one of the people of the Book murdered another, and then converted to Islam, he would not be subject to punishment – It’s OK to kill then as long as you’re Muslim?!?!? Discrimination was universal, not only legal and non-Muslims could never exercise authority of non-Muslims Lesser-qualified Muslims chosen over non-Muslims – “Some who were less qualified than the Christians were appointed; that would be more useful to Muslims for their religion and earthly welfare. A little bit of what is lawful will be abundantly blessed, and abundance of what is unlawful will be wasted.” The INEQUALITY OF RIGHTS IN ALL DOMAINS BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND DHIMMIS WAS GEARED TO A STEADY EROSION OF THE LATTER COMMUNITIES BY ATTRITION AND CONVERSION.

154 أمين الحسيني Mohammad Amin al-Husayni 1895 – July 4, 1974, alternatively known as al-Husseini, el-Husseini, Al-Hajj Amin or Haj Amin, was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim religious leader. A member of Jerusalem’s most prominent family, his most important positions were as Mufti of Jerusalem and President of the Supreme Muslim Council. The "Grand Mufti of Jerusalem", he received this title in 1921 after the death of his father (the Mufti of Jerusalem) under the auspices of the then High Commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel. He played a major role in Arab resistance to Zionist political ambitions in the British Mandate of Palestine and recruiting Muslims to fight in the German army during World War II . Al-Husayni was very close to many leading Nazis and conducted radio broadcasts and recruitment operations on their behalf during the war. A Mufti (Arabic : مفتى ) is an Islamic  scholar who is an interpreter or expounder of Islamic law (Sharia; also Sharī'ah, Shari'a, Shariah or Syariah) is the Arabic word for Islamic law, also known as the Law of Allah. Islam classically draws no distinction between religious and secular life Click the link for more information. ), capable of issuing fataawa) plural fatāwa (فتاوى), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. Usually a fatwa is issued at the request of an individual or a judge to settle a question where ’’fiqh,’’ Islamic jurisprudence, is unclear. A scholar capable of issuing fatwas is known as a Mufti Click the link for more information.  (plural of "fatwa) plural fatāwa (فتاوى), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. Usually a fatwa is issued at the request of an individual or a judge to settle a question where ’’fiqh,’’ Islamic jurisprudence, is unclear. A scholar capable of issuing fatwas is known as a Mufti Click the link for more information. "). Role of a Mufti in governments In theocracies  like Saudi Arabia  and Iran , and in some countries where the constitution  is based on sharia law, such as Egypt , the Grand Mufti  Mufti rules if capital punishment is in accord with Islamic jurisprudence  and the sharia and sometimes overrules criminal courts. A fatwa is not binding Contrary to what is believed by many non-Muslims, and even by the majority of Muslims, a fatwa is not binding on all persons professing the Muslim faith. The only ones who are obliged to obey any specific fatwa are the mufti who issued it and his followers. The role of the credibility of the Mufti The credibility of the Mufti plays a major role in the acceptance of his fatwa) plural fatāwa (فتاوى), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. Usually a fatwa is issued at the request of an individual or a judge to settle a question where ’’fiqh,’’ Islamic jurisprudence, is unclear. A scholar capable of issuing fatwas is known as a Mufti Click the link for more information. . A fatwa issued by Mufti like Mohammad Sayid Tantawy , the Grand Mufti  of Egypt, head of Al-Azhar University  and the Imam  of the Al-Azhar mosque Click the link for more information.  in Cairo , Egypt , is considered by most to be worthless because he is considered a government employee, and his fatwas accommodate the policy of the political regime and contradict the Qur'an al-qur'ān literally "the recitation"; also called Al Qur'ān Al Karīm or "The Noble Qur'an"; or transliterated Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam Click the link for more information.  some of the time. Tantawi was appointed by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Tantawy advocates suicide bombing  [1] if not pressured by the authorities as with the fatwa issued regarding French government's rule banning the veil .

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156 war with Christians and Jews. Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949 Egypt)
Idealist - Prior to the establishment of an Islamic State, society must conform to Islamic principles. Purge Islam of foreign influence and occupation before global war with Christians and Jews. Hassan al-Banna ( Egypt) Activist – Political involvement and social reform necessary to establish an Islamic State. Opposing the United States is a necessary step towards Islamic world Domination, but first to destroy the Jews who are behind every calamity affecting Muslims. Sayiid Qutb ( Egypt) Extremist – The establishment of an Islamic State and social reform must be Imposed by Islamists because the democracy of the West is Anathema; for it Substitutes the rule of man for the rule of Allah. Abdullah Azzam ( ) The origins of modern Salafi jihadism can be traced to the Muslim Brotherhood, the seminal organization for Islamic terrorism. Founded in 1928 in Egypt with the goal of establishing an Islamic state, the Brotherhood had as its slogan "The Quran is our constitution." The Brotherhood's political agenda combined with its rigid version of Islam proved to be an explosive formula. “ The Muslim Brotherhood is the mother of all these movements, ideologically," says Dr. Mamoun Fandy, an Egyptian-born professor of politics and senior fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute of Public Policy. "Salafist jihadism and the activation of the views of the world of the house of Islam and the house of war are the ideas that emerged from the writings and the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood." Indeed, the Brotherhood spawned Sayyid Qutb, who provided the intellectual underpinnings of Salafi jihadism. After his return to Egypt, Qutb veered into ever more radical directions. He wanted to create a new society, based on ancient Quranic principles. Qutb joined the Muslim Brotherhood, became the editor of its journal and established himself as political Islam's principal theoretician in the Arab world. Jahiliyyah (ignorance; paganism). Hakimiyyat allah (sovereignty of God). Superiority of the Islamic system over human-centered systems. Impossibility of Islam without an Islamic system (personal piety is not enough). Takfir (declaring Muslims to be outside the creed; excommunication). Jihad by the righteous vanguard. Both had a strong anti-Western rhetoric because of their close experience with the imperialism and colonialism. - West is materialistic; Islam is spiritual - West is driven by worldly pursuit for wealth and power; Islam is driven by desire to implement justice on earth through spreading the “true” religion - West puts the emphasis on individual desires; Islam puts emphasis on communal harmony and equality - West “artificially” separates religion and politics; Islam is a comprehensive religion. Jahiliyyah is a reference to pre-Islamic Arabia. Although the reference is to ignorance, Arabs were not lacking in wealth, culture, and civilization. What they were lacking was knowledge of the one God, of monotheism. Arabs were worshiping multiple Gods just as today people worship God along with nationalism, socialism, and other human-centered ideologies. Modern day Muslims are polytheists just as pre-Islamic Arabs were polytheists. Muslims today think that by adopting the ways of the secular West they are adopting the most advanced knowledge and system of governance. In actuality, and paradoxically, they have revered to the age of ignorance. The notion of jahiliyah conjures up images of injustice, inequality, and the domination of the powerful over the powerless. Muslims today have reverted back to jahiliyyah, the very condition that necessitated a prophetic mission and social struggles to replace the jahili system with an Islamic system.

157 The Muslim Brotherhood aka Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun
Founded in 1928 Goal of celebrating traditional Islamic family values. The Brotherhood is ostensibly like any other semi-political fraternal club. Formed in Egypt and mostly banned since its creation. Led numerous assassination attempts against Egyptian Presidents. Hassan al-Banna, the teacher who founded the group, was a Wahabbi Sunni Muslim. ...the civilization of the West, which was brilliant by virtue of its scientific perfection for a long time, and which subjugated the whole world with the products of this science to its states and nations, is now bankrupt and in decline Jahiliyyah (ignorance; paganism). Hakimiyyat allah (sovereignty of God). Superiority of the Islamic system over human-centered systems. Impossibility of Islam without an Islamic system (personal piety is not enough). Takfir (declaring Muslims to be outside the creed; excommunication). Jihad by the righteous vanguard.\ The Western threat was not merely economic or territorial, it is also cultural. The persistent weakness of Muslims in the face of Western powers has a “root cause”: Muslims have abandoned their faith and turned to non-Islamic systems. Both were NOT opposed to modernity; opposed to Western modernity. - They wanted to take advantage of modern education to advance an Islamist project. - They did not attract traditional religious elites; they criticized the rigidity and anachronism of the ulema (religious scholars). - They targeted the urbanized and educated middle class: teachers, engineers, journalists, doctors, lawyers, and students.

158 1924 – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk established secular rule in Turkey ending 600 years of Islamic succession. Replaced the Muslim system for a Westernized military system. Muslims in Egypt reacted negatively leading to the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood -Repeat of El-Kharij, El Hashashen and the mind-set of Ibn Taymiya. -Goal to establish Islamic law and reestablish an Islamic succession system. -Militant aggressive and full of hatred toward leadership of country and anyone who would not comply with Islamic law. -Terrorist methods to shake society and pursuit of agenda of bringing back original glory of Islam. 1948 – Establishment of Israel caused fundamentalist groups to flourish beginning many wars to come between Arabs and Jews. Fundamentalist groups created many cells of rebellious, hateful Muslims who were willing to die for their cause. -Animosity directed at Jews and leaders of Arabic world labeled infidels (justification to kill them!) -Focused on assassination, ZERO TOLERANCE for government interference or non-Muslims. -KILLING WAS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE ISLAMIC NATIONS TO RESUBMIT TO THE QUR’AN AND THE ISLAMIC LAW.

159 The Muslim Brotherhood
Brotherhood focused on: - Religious preaching - Education, social programs. It was banned, then legalized again after the formation of Israel in 1948. Dissatisfied with Egyptian efforts against the "Zionist threat.” Assassinated the prime minister of Egypt in late 1948. Founder, Hassan al-Banna killed in early 1949. Banned again 1954 after assassination attempt on Egyptian President Gamal Abdal Nasser. Dispersed to surrounding nations, including Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Brotherhood became increasingly associated with acts of violence, assassination and terrorism. El-Kharij

160 The Muslim Brotherhood Flight “Hijra” to Saudi Arabia
After being ejected from Egypt, the Brotherhood and thousands of Wahabbi adherents fled to Saudi Arabia, where they were offered asylum. Wahabbism was already the Saudi state religion, but the Brotherhood is credited with politicizing the sect. Brotherhood members infiltrated the mosques, schools and social institutions of the kingdom through the 1960s, and by the 1970s, an even more radicalized version of Wahabbism dominated the Saudi government.

161 Sayyid Qutb, The Father of Modern Jihad El-Kharij, Taymiya, Wahhab, al-Banna
WE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY ELIMINATE THIS PAGAN INFLUENCE AND THE HEATHEN PRESSURE ON OUR WORLD. WE MUST OVERTURN THIS CURRENT SOCIETY WITH ITS CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP OF INFIDELS. THIS IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY: TO SHAKE AND CHANGE THE FOUNDATIONS OF HEATHENS. WE MUST DESTROY WHATEVER CONFLICTS WITH TRUE ISLAM. WE SHOULD GET OUT FROM UNDER THE BONDAGE OF WHAT KEEPS US FROM LIVING IN THE WAYS THAT ALLAH WANTS US TO LIVE. DEMOLISH ALL GOVERNMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ESTABLISHED BY MAN. ELIMINATE HUMAN RACISM THAT EXALTS ONE OVER THE OTHER. Qutb, following the teachings of Ibn Taymiyah, went as far as declaring some Islamic leaders to be renegade infidels. He felt that this declaration gave him support from other Muslims and from Allah. Qutb not only applied these methods within his own country, but he also called the movement to enforce his beliefs all over the world. Qutb’s writings brought readers to the conclusion: “How can the jihad revolution be accomplished?” No specifications / methods left to accomplish mission of jihad for fear of Egyptian government would see writing as plan to overthrow government. Member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. - Famous for writing the seminal book of radical Islam: Milestones. - Goal: Revolutionary overthrow of the system by an Islamic vanguard. Western educated, teacher, author, and commentator on the Quran (not a religious cleric). He lived at a time when Gamal Abdel Nasser was “worshiped” by Egyptians and much of the Arab world. Secular nationalism was at its peak. He lived at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood was heavily repressed and its cadres tortured by Egyptians. Both had a strong anti-Western rhetoric because of their close experience with the imperialism and colonialism. - West is materialistic; Islam is spiritual - West is driven by worldly pursuit for wealth and power; Islam is driven by desire to implement justice on earth through spreading the “true” religion - West puts the emphasis on individual desires; Islam puts emphasis on communal harmony and equality - West “artificially” separates religion and politics; Islam is a comprehensive religion.

162 Sayyid Qutb, The Father of Modern Jihad
Group would be purified from any and all inclination to lean toward the pagan world Elimination of all sources of spiritual beliefs that would compete with Allah and the Qur’an. Destruction of books, music, and man-made Islamic commentaries. Accept no authority but Allah for beliefs, worship, systems, laws and constitution. Endure financial hardship / rejection from governments and resistance of pagan/non-Muslim world. Islamic world could only exist if their group gained a great deal of power and force to gain respect and submission of the pagan world. Use of armed force to overthrow pagan governments just as Muhammad did. No mercy, no compromise in warfare! REMEMBER EL-KHARIJ AND TAYMIYA??? After a difficult start, true believers will hear the call numbering in the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands and then throughout the world, i.e. PRESENT DAY 2005!

163 Sayyid Qutb, Legacy – Ends justify the means!
Following Qutb’s philosophy, the Muslim Brotherhood attempted to kill Egyptian President Nasser twice in1954 and 1965. Terrorist planted bombs in many places of gathering thus murdering many innocents in the process. Many of the Muslim Brotherhood members placed in prison without trial and many were summarily executed. Qutb’s execution elevated his writings to a level of authority in the Islamic world. Qutb is well respected and known by radical Muslims all over the world and held in esteem the same way John Calvin or Martin Luther is held in esteem by Protestants. The long-term effects of Sayyid Qutb were and are still felt around the world today! The scum of humanity that followed are carrying out his plans today!

164 Saudi takeover of Al Azhar = Control of Islamic “Hearts and Minds”
Dr. ‘Abdallah ‘Azzam (Abu Muhammad) was born in 1941 in the north Samarian Palestinian village of Silat al-Harithiya. 2. As a child he was influenced by the stories of the courage of Sheikh Izzedine al-Qassam, a religious leader born in Syria who fought and was killed by the British near Jenin in 1935 (the Hamas terrorist-operational wing is named after him). 3. While studying at Al-Azhar University in Egypt he joined the Muslim Brotherhood; he graduated with honors and received a doctorate in Islamic law. Abdallah ‘Azzam met Osama bin Laden when he was lecturing at the College for Preaching and Jihad in Peshawar. The college graduated many mujahideen (warriors in a holy war) who participated in the fighting in Afghanistan against the Soviet army. Usama bin Laden invested most of his time in logistics (funding the arrival of volunteers, setting up training camps) 7. Abdallah ‘Azzam dealt mostly with inculcating the volunteers with the ideology of radical Islam , many of whom he recruited himself from all over the world. 8. Azzam was killed when his car exploded in 1989 in Peshawar, apparently the work of Soviet intelligence agents. Al-Azhar Saudi takeover of Al Azhar = Control of Islamic “Hearts and Minds”

165 The essence of ‘Adballah ‘Azzam’s doctrine
My fellow] Muslims, Jihad is [the purpose of] your lives, jihad is your glory, and the substance of your existence is linked by fate to jihad. [Fellow] preachers, you have no value on this earth beyond that of your destroying the [whole corrupt] population of cruel rulers, infidels and sinners. [Know that] those of the opinion that the religion of Allah can win without a jihad, without a battle [against the infidels] and without dismembered bodies strewn in every direction [a reference to the bodies of the suicide bombers] only delude themselves. They do not [really] understand the [true] essence of the [Islamic] religion. Indeed, veneration for [religious Islamic] preachers, the might of the message of Islam and the eminence of Muslims will never be realized without a battle [against the infidels, in the words of the prophet Muhammad:] “Yea verily will Allah displace from the hearts of your enemies their fear of you, while in your hearts he will certainly plant faintheartedness.” And those [who heard him] asked: “Emissary of Allah, what is faintheartedness?” And [the prophet] answered: “The love of [mundane] pleasures as opposed to the hatred of death.” According to another version [instead of saying “hatred of death” the prophet said] “aversion to battle” [for the sake of spreading the tenets of Islam]. “Take the initiative and lead those of this generation who have returned to their sovereign [“born-again Muslims”], may your hearts know no fear and yearn not for mundane pleasures. Beware lest you rely upon the luxurious table of cruel rulers, for they [will] destroy your hearts and extinguish them, separate you from the [present] generation and drive a wedge between your hearts and theirs.” Note : The words of the prophet Muhammad as quoted here are part of the oral tradition (hadith). Even if it is not entirely certain that the hadith is reliable (in itself a subject for research), its clearly militant content was (and most probably still is) deeply rooted in the consciousness of many Muslims. Thus any Islamic message of this sort will fall upon willing ears. 10. The Arabic term wasiyyah, as it appears in the title of this document, is usually translated “will” in both the legal sense and in the context of suicide bombing attack (before many of which the perpetrators read a “will” in which they state that they agree to be suicide bombers). Because of the significance of the term wasiyyah, both ideologically and with its terrorist-operational implications, it has been translated as the substance of his [Islamic-political] ideology as a shaheed.[My fellow] Muslims,Jihad is [the purpose of] your lives, jihad is your glory, and the substance of your existence is linked by fate to jihad. [Fellow] preachers, you have no value on this earth beyond that of your destroying the [whole corrupt] population of cruel rulers, infidels and sinners.[Know that] those of the opinion that the religion of Allah can11 win without a jihad, without a battle [against the infidels] and without dismembered bodies strewn in every direction[a reference to the bodies of the suicide bombers] only delude themselves. They do not [really] understand the [true] essence of the [Islamic] religion.Indeed, veneration for [religious Islamic] preachers, the might of the message of Islam and the eminence of Muslims will never be realized without a battle [against the infidels, in the words of the prophet Muhammad:] “Yea verily will Allah displace from the hearts of your enemies their fear of you, while in your hearts he will certainly plant faintheartedness.” And those [who heard him] asked: “Emissary of Allah, what is faintheartedness?” And [the prophet] answered: “The love of [mundane] pleasures as opposed to the hatred of death.” According to another version [instead of saying “hatred of death” the prophet said] “aversion to battle” [for the sake of spreading the tenets of Islam].“Take the initiative and lead those of this generation who have returned to their sovereign [“born-again Muslims”], may your hearts know no fear and yearn not for mundane pleasures. Beware lest you rely upon the luxurious table of cruel rulers, for they [will] destroy your hearts and extinguish them, separate you from the [present] generation and drive a wedge between your hearts and theirs.”Note : The words of the prophet Muhammad as quoted here are part of the oral tradition (hadith). Even if it is not entirely certain that the hadith is reliable (in itself a subject for research), its clearly militant content was (and most probably still is) deeply rooted in the consciousness of many Muslims. Thus any Islamic message of this sort will fall upon willing ears The original Arabic contains an error necessitating a change in the translation of the incorrect word. The essence of ‘Adballah ‘Azzam’s doctrine