Sunday, 28 March 2010

More Experential Evidence for Islam

Last night I had a dream in which I was battling and destroying Satan.

In the dream, I was performing the Muslim prayer and I was crushing the devil whilst reciting the last three chapters of the Quran. Interestingly enough this includes Surah Ikhlas (the third last chapter of the Quran). This Surah teaches us that God is One and God has NO son. It is extremely pertinent for my congregation to note that the teaching that God has NO son hurts the devil.

We should also further note that the recitation of the Quran is shown to hurt the devil. We should recite and study the Quran as much as possible.

May Allah guide us all. Ameen.

By Yahya Snow

This experience is similar to this:

More Amercians are Converting to Islam

Muslims should continue to preach Islam...God willing more and more people will come to Islam. May Allah guide all those who read this. Ameen

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Extreme Christian named Simon Illustrates Islamophobia

A Christian on an anti-Islamic evangelical blog stated:

by the did anyone see ANN COULER speech at the university in canada?she basically said that all muslims sud ride on a magic carpet or on a camel. i cudnt stp laughing at that one.I wud have said all muslim sud have their own plane so if they they want to blow themselves up they can. not that i have anything against them its just their sick quranic mentality. its called mohamalzimer disease. it usually occurs in the brain(figures). thats when they dont realize wuts happening around them. they r simply stuck in a bubble.

Simon has probably never read the Quran. It is an amazing Book. I have heard and read parts of this Book in my dreams and I recommend people at least get a copy of an English translation and read it with an open heart. Simon, should do this.

Simon's hatred reminds me of an email I received, in my previous stint as a Muslim preacher, the emailer wanted to convert to Islam; a chief factor in bringing him to this mindset was the fact that he was moved by the amount of persecution Muslims were suffering.
Islamophobia (whether cyber or in real life) is resulting in people learning about Islam. God-Willing even those responsible for the Islamophobia will begin to relent, research and seek the Truth.

I will showcase some of the extreme comments and hate Muslims are facing on the internet, God-Willing. The internet is awash with sites which are essentially dens of hatred against Islam and Muslims. I ask sincere Christians and sincere people of other faiths to help stamp out Islamophobia. I also ask Muslims not to react to such evil comments but to pray for these misguided individuals. May Allah guide Simon. Ameen

Note: Christianity does not teach people like Simon to behave in such a manner.

The blog is run by the same man who made these unsavoury claims about Islam:

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Did Prophet Muhammed Hit or Strike His Wife, Aisha?

Prophet Muhammad certainly did NOT beat his wives.

Some unscholarly and unsavoury individuals are trying to convince us that the Prophet Muhammad hit his wife Aisha (Aysha).

This is a bizarre claim indeed, especially considering that all the evidence (ie hadith literature) and Islamic scholars show that Muhammad never hit his wives.
Indeed Muhammad taught that the best of you are those who do not hit their wives and Muhammad was the best of them, thus we realise Muhammad indirectly told us he never hit his wives. However it is wise and thorough to analyze the critic's claim further (this is done by my colleague, Gabriel Keresztes AKA Jibreelk):

Did prophet Muhammad ever hit Aisha?

People have been trying to cast shadows of doubt on the character of prophet Muhammad pbuh since the beginning of his prophetic career and they are certainly making their marks today.

Such an incident is when Aisha followed prophet Muhammad one night after being with him, while he did not want to awake her after being instructed by angel Gabriel to go to the grave yard and pray for his companions. What an innocent and pure event, what an amazing characteristic of our beloved prophet, at a time when most of us are in dream land, prayer being the last thing in our dreams, the prophet used to pray. The prophet used to leave his warm bed and go out in the cold or stay for long periods of times (1000 some years before central heating) and pray.

Any way the allegation of the crtics is that prophet Muhammad hit Aysha. We will analyze the allegation (God Willing). Firstly, let us mention it was reported that the prophet never hit any woman or slave, he only hit the enemies of Allah in fights. He never hit a child, he never back bit, he never spoke ill.
The hadith in question goes as such :

Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 2127:

Muhammad b. Qais said (to the people): Should I not narrate to you (a hadith of the Holy Prophet) on my authority and on the authority of my mother? We thought that he meant the mother who had given him birth. He (Muhammad b. Qais) then reported that it was ''A''isha who had narrated this: Should I not narrate to you about myself and about the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)? We said: Yes. She said: When it was my turn for Allah''s Messenger (may peace be upon him) to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi''. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O ''A''isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? She said: Whatsoever the people conceal, Allah will know it. He said: Gabriel came to me when you saw me. He called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you (for he did not come to you), as you were not fully dressed. I thought that you had gone to sleep, and I did not like to awaken you, fearing that you may be frightened. He (Gabriel) said: Your Lord has commanded you to go to the inhabitants of Baqi'' (to those lying in the graves) and beg pardon for them. I said: Messenger of Allah, how should I pray for them (How should I beg forgiveness for them)? He said: Say, Peace be upon the inhabitants of this city (graveyard) from among the Believers and the Muslims, and may Allah have mercy on those who have gone ahead of us, and those who come later on, and we shall, God willing, join you.

The explanation (by Salman on Sunni forums)
Salamu Alaikum

"Struck" is a bad translation here. The word used is 'lahaza' , which could be translated as "Push" and at most "slap with an open palm" but not a hard, violent slap (and note translating it as "slap" is weaker and less probable). A correct translation would be:

- He pushed me (lahadani) in the chest (fi sadri) with a push (lahdatan)which made me sore (awja'atni).

It is very interesting to note that "pushing" of the Prophet does indeed convey meaning - usually to drive away evil influence and thought.

- Amir ibn Raba and Sahl ibn Hunayf went out to bathe. Amir took off his woolen robe. He [Sahl] narrates: "I looked at him and I cast the evil eye on him. He went down into the water then I heard a noise coming from him. I called out to him three times but there was no answer. I went to call the Messenger of Allah who came on foot and waded his way in the water. Then he slapped/pushed his chest with his hand, saying: "O Allah! drive away from him its heat and its coolness and its harm." Then he rose up and said: "If one of you sees something that pleases him in his brother - whether in his person or property - let him invoke blessing for him, for the evil eye is a reality."

(Tafsir ibn Kathir)

Similarly, in a narration it states:

- Ubbay said: There occurred in my mind a sort of denial which did not occur even during the Days of Ignorance. When the Messenger of Allah saw how I was affected, he slapped/pushed me on the chest. I broke into a sweat and felt as if I were looking at Allah in fear.

(Sahih Muslim)

Wallahu A'lam

JibreelK comments:

There is another incident when a man of Quraish was trying to kill the prophet while he was making tawaf around the kaba. He kept getting closer and closer to him, and the prophet was receiving revelation of his intentions. The prophet kept asking him about his intention while this person was denying it but persisted in his goal and would try again. When he got really close to him, the prophet hit him on his chest and all the doubts and disbelief left his heart and he became a believer.

The above examples and poofs go to show that the prophet did not hit Aysha as abuse or as wife beating as the Orientalists claim, he pushed her as to remove any ill doubts or suspicion out of her heart of HIM NOT BEING FAIR TO HER (which is proven by the question he asks her in the hadith). He did the same to some companions and to many others he would put his hand on their heart, and pray for them, push their chest, and other proximity methods in order to remove the doubts or ill thoughts from their heart.

Only ill minded people and people who go to distort the image of our prophets character can see that as abuse, while they themselves are the worst of abusers, seeking to find any kind of ambiguity in Islam so they can attack it and never ever to withdraw their claims even when proven wrong such as now. Instead of admitting that they were wrong, they move on to someone else who they can confuse with the same shady argument.

But Allah is aware of all that they do

Note: Some slight modifications were made to JibreelK's article. His article in its unadulterated form is here:

Video presentation on this subject by Yahya Snow:

Friday, 19 March 2010

Brother Nakidmon...An Apology...And an Offer

My dear friend, Nakidmon, posted three lengthy comments regarding a post which he disagreed with. These comments whent unapproved...I apologize to him. I am not in a position to "debate" at length in any comments section (including my YouTube sections) due to time constraints. Thus I was forced to reject his comments.

Therefore, in order to give my brother Nakidmon an oportunity to discuss his views with me I will ask him to keep an hour long slot free in the Summer months so we can discuss live (Paltalk/Stickam)

Please let me know (you can email me if you wish my dear brother)

God bless

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Prophet Mohammad Vs Magic (Satanic Forces)

Vid by Yahya Snow about the hadith which speaks of Muhammad(s) being bewitched. (Not meaning under the influence of Satan)
Link to relevant article:

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Osama Abdallah disproves the Crucifixion in 3 mins!

This should induce further thought. Abdallah raises interesting points during his opening statement in a debate...well worth considering, points which Abdallah considers potent. This is Abdallah's view.

Commentary is not from Abdallah.

Note...this is a tiny segment from a 2hr discussion/debate

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Muhammed Being Bewitched (affected by magic)

Hadith Teaching Muhammad Was Affected by Black Magic (bewitched) Proves his Prophethood by Yahya Snow
It is true that the Prophet Muhammad had a battle with Satan (black magic) and scored a complete victory over Satan and his forces thanks to God. This victory is similar to the victory God gave to Jesus over Satan in the temptation. Though both Jesus and Muhammad “suffered” ill-effects and were affected during their respective battles with Satan they both came through as victors and regained full health thanks to God Almighty.

The story of the temptation of Jesus is well-known to many; Jesus goes into the wilderness and enters a battle with Satan, despite having “suffered” during this battle Jesus is granted victory by God and God sent angels to “attend” to Jesus in the aftermath of the battle. (see Mt 4:1-11, Hebrews 2:18)

A story which is less well-known is that Mohammad had a similar battle and experienced a similar result despite having “suffered” during his battle, he too had angels sent to him to support him, similar to the story of Jesus.

Before looking at the wisdoms and teachings we gain from these stories let us look at the details of Muhammad’s battle with Satanic forces as this is not so well-known and it should be taught to all as it is a great story and a proof of his Prophethood. The story can be found in Sahih Bukhari (v4, b54, n490), quoted in blue italics:

Magic was worked on the Prophet so that he began to fancy that he was doing a thing which he was not actually doing. (ie whether he had visited his wife or not)

Thus we realise this story teaches us he had been affected by these Satanic forces in a minor way thus he “suffered” similar to the way Jesus “suffered”.
However, just like Jesus, Mohammad remained steadfast and Mohammad prayed to God and he was helped by God. God sent two angels to him in a dream and they told him of what he was suffering from, as well as the source of the Satanic force (black magic) and Muhammad was immediately cured by God (Allah):

One day he invoked (Allah) for a long period and then said, "I feel that Allah has inspired me as how to cure myself. Two persons came to me (in my dream) and sat, one by my head and the other by my feet. One of them asked the other, "What is the ailment of this man?" The other replied, 'He has been bewitched" The first asked, 'Who has bewitched him?' The other replied, 'Lubaid bin Al-A'sam.' The first one asked, 'What material has he used?' The other replied, 'A comb, the hair gathered on it, and the outer skin of the pollen of the male date-palm.' The first asked, 'Where is that?' The other replied, 'It is in the well of Dharwan.' " So, the Prophet went out towards the well and then returned and said to me on his return, "Its date-palms (the date-palms near the well) are like the heads of the devils." I asked, "Did you take out those things with which the magic was worked?" He said, "No, for I have been cured by Allah and I am afraid that this action may spread evil amongst the people." Later on the well was filled up with earth.

This is a great story which should be taught to children all over the world as it teaches us that Satan is our enemy so we should also battle against his forces as well as the fact that we should always trust in God, be patient and ask for God’s help. What a set of fine teachings these are, just imagine how much better the world would be if we abided by these teachings and everybody fought against Satan and his forces!

These narrations about Jesus and Muhammad battling Satanic forces teach us much in the way of wisdom and knowledge:

1. Neither Muhammad or Jesus are God, as God does not struggle against Satan or Satanic forces

2. Satan is an open enemy to mankind and is powerless against God

3. We should put our trust in God and be patient (just like Muhammad and Jesus) when being tested and not trust amulets or idols

4. All humans will be tested in this life, we should prepare for our tests

5. We relaise that both Muhammad and Jesus are great men (Prophets) who cannot do anything without help from God, thus we should always be grateful to God for all the things we have been given

6. We gain much inspiration from these stories so we can inject renewed vigour into our personal battles with Satan and his forces in our daily lives

Sahih Bukhari, volume 4, book 54, and number 490

NIV Bible, Matthew 4: 1-11

NIV Bible, Hebrews 2:18