Wednesday, 28 December 2011

What Is The Exact Date Of Prophet Muhammad's Birth?

It is not possible to ascertain the exact date of the Prophet’s birth. He is said to have been born about fifty-five days after Abraha’s attack on Makkah and in the fortieth year of reign of Chosroes Anusharwan of Persia. The birth is also said to have taken place in the year of third breaking of the Marib dam, situated some sixty miles east of Sana in Yemen and a centre of large irrigation system at the time. From these and other information, the year of the Prophet’s birth is taken as 570 or 571. Generally, the Western scholars quote the year 570 and the Eastern scholars 571.
Traditionally, the Prophet’s date of birth is celebrated on 12 Rabi I, the third month in the Muslim calendar. [A Chronology of Islamic History 570-1000 CE, Fourth Edition, TaHa Publications, 2003, p.27]

Israel: Jewish Extremists Unreported by the Christian Right? (Story of Naama Margolese)

Can you imagine th field day the Christian fundamentalist fraternity would have over a story such as this IF it involved Muslims? The story, as sad as it is, does serve to highlight the double standard the Christian right operate and it also serves to give an impetus to American tax payers to ask questions about all the funding Israel gets from the US treasury.

A frightened eight-year-old Jewish girl has been called a 'whore' and spat on as she walked to school through an ultra-orthodox settlement in Israel. Naama Margolese has become a symbol in Israel for the growing abuse of women and young girls by Jewish extremists.

Read more:

Monday, 26 December 2011

How old was Mary when Betrothed/Married to Joseph? At what age was Mary pregnant with Jesus?

Prof. Geza Vermes
Earnest inquiry as to the age of Mary at the time of her betrothal (and marriage) to Joseph as well as the virginal conception (and birth) of Jesus (p) is clouded by the revisionist claims of Christian evangelists who are intent on representing a 21st century understanding of such customs. This is another reason why consulting scholarship in any enquiry is of paramount importance. Here we have the Jesus scholar, Professor Geza Vermes, breaking the barriers of evangelical revisionism with proper contextualisation of suchlike.

Christians and Jews: Arranged Marriages

Arranged marriages were the norm within Jewish societies prior to and contemporaneous to Jesus’ time. Thus, scholars like Geza Vermes are led to believe Mary’s betrothal to Joseph would have been arranged by a male relative at a young age.

To begin with betrothal, in Matthew (as in Luke) Joseph and Mary are said to be engaged. To appreciate properly the meaning of betrothal, it is to be remembered that in the Jewish society of the age of Jesus, arranged marriage was the established custom. The betrothal of a young girl was the prerogative of her father. If the father was no longer alive, his place was taken by the girl’s brother or some other male relative. The head of the family negotiated the financial settlement with the groom and his parents. The girl had no say whatever in the matter.

Betrothal of minors was a Jewish norm

Contrary to some of the apologetic material emanating from various Christian ministries, standard Jewish practice at the time was the betrothal of minors – females attained maturity at the age of twelve.
Quite apart from the subordinate status of women in Jewish Law, in the rabbinic era and no doubt earlier too, the bride-to-be was by definition a minor, a person not yet of age. It should be noted that in the Mishnaic-Talmudic legislation girls attained majority when they started to menstruate, or on the day after their twelfth birthday, whichever came first. In the rabbinic perspective, majority and attainment of puberty were coterminous. By the age of twelve years and six months a young woman became, in the terminology of the rabbis ‘mature’ (bogeret), and was expected already to be married. In any case, by then her father no longer had the right unilaterally to betroth her.

Vermes: Mary was no more than twelve (12) or a little younger

Again, cutting through some of the evangelical revisionism, according to Geza Vermes, Mary would have been twelve years of age (or a little less) at the time of her betrothal/marriage to Joseph and at the time of her giving birth to Jesus (p)

Once the preliminary requirements laid down in the agreement of betrothal were satisfied, nuptials followed: they were presumed to take place within twelve months from the date of agreement. Then the bridegroom led his bride to his own home amid solemn festivities attended by family, friends and neighbours. The Gospels contain various parables about Jewish weddings (see for example Mt 25:1-13). It would follow from these rules, which appear standard and long standing, and not some kind of innovation by the redactors of the Mishnah, that at the time of the incidents described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Mary was no more than twelve years old or conceivably a little less, and by the standards of her society and age, mature enough for marriage

Jesus’ views + Christian fundamentalist hypocrisy and folly

Christian evangelists should note there is no recorded condemnation of such practices from Jesus thus suggesting Jesus gave (at the very least) tacit approval of such marital customs.

Some of the riff-raff amongst Christian evangelists readily de-contextualise the marriages of Muhammad (p) to Aisha (ra) in order to direct an intellectually dishonest character-assassination attempt of Prophet Muhammad (p) yet fail to recognise this marriage was in similar vein to the Jewish customs at the time of Jesus. These evangelists fail to attack the Jews for such practices whilst attacking Muslims and Mormons (Joseph Smith) for the same custom.

Further still, the riff-raff amongst Western Christian evangelists fail to attack their fellow ‘Bible-believing’ forefathers as they were following similar marital customs:

Age is an additional requirement. Every jurisdiction mandates that a man and a woman must be old enough to wed. In the 1800s, the legal age was as low as 12 years old for females. Modern statutes ordinarily provide that females may marry at age 16 and males at age 18. Sometimes a lower age is permitted with the written consent of the parents. A number of states allow for marriage below the minimum age if the female is pregnant and a judge grants permission [Marriage: Legal Dictionary -]

Quotes taken from Jesus, Geza Vermes, Penguin Books, 2010, p. 64-65

May Allah send more Blessings upong Mary, Jesus and Muhammad. Ameen.


Sunday, 25 December 2011

James White’s Sister Patty Bonds is a Victim of CBN and Fox News

CBN's Pat Robertson
What other than constant right-winged fear-mongering can get mature Catholic Christian folk in America sabre-rattling against Muslims?

Have a read of these two excerpts from Patty Bonds (the Catholic sister of AOMIN’s Calvinist apologist, James White):

Every day, on my way to work, I drive by a mosque. Every time I see that crescent raised above the neighborhood I pray for protection against the invasion of Islam in our country and around the world. It demonstrated how blind our society is that after being a force for human rights world wide, we turn around and start "sucking up" to a religion that completely destroys the rights of all Muslim women and children, and any other person who is not Muslim.

Islam is not a religion. It is a political ideology that has undermined the whole world. We need to wake up and call an invasion and invasion and take up arms against it.

Patty Bonds: Jaw-Dropping Venom

Aside from her unscholarly drivel of Islam not being a religion, destroying the rights of women and children and her paranoia of an upcoming Muslim invasion, her calls for war against Muslims are jaw-dropping. You’d have thought the Christian right would have had their fill of Muslim blood with Iraq and Afghanistan. I guess not. Perhaps, like vampires they are in constant need of the red stuff….Muslim red stuff.

PS Could somebody tell her to send one of her soldiers to England to pick up my jaw from the floor before he goes off to join the rest of the Christian army in invading Muslim land…

CBN’s Christian soldier Walid Shoebat: A Fraud

CBN’s Christian soldier Kamal Saleem: A Fraud


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christian Voice ‘Mosque Watch’

Christian Voice is clearly demonstrating Christian fundamentalism is live and kicking in the UK. Christian Voice is encouraging Christians throughout the UK to monitor council websites for mosque planning permissions so their lawyer can use a ‘winning formula’ to defeat these planning permissions.

TFAI would like to recommend that Stephen Green and his Christian Voice recommend their Islamophobic brigade of Christians actually ‘keep a weather-eye’ for Bible manuscripts, perhaps those dull enough to devote hours on council websites in the hope of thwarting mosque planning permissions would have enough gumption to trek off to the rubbish heaps at Oxyrhynchus (Egypt) and re-search them for Bible fragments. Oh wait, Christian Voice would rather have them wasting their lives staring at council websites than hunting for more Bible forgeries. I wonder why…

Christian Voice: Moqsue Watch

Here are the Islamophobic designs of Christian Voice laid bare in their November issue (page 2):

One immediate task which any local group – or indeed any individual – can start on is to keep abreast of planning applications for mosques and Islamic study centres, community centres and suchlike. We are in touch with a planning lawyer who has a winning formula for defeating Islamic planning applications, such as those in Dudley and Maidenhead. But he needs to know early in the planning stage and that is where we come in.

If any of our members feel called to keep a weather-eye open for such applications by devoting an hour or two a week to various council websites, please let us know.

Looks like these Christian fundamentalists are strongly bent (no pun related to Christian Voice’s obsession in attacking gays) on preventing people from worshipping the God of Prophet Jesus. May Allah guide us all. Ameen.

Learn about the Old Testament

Sexual relations in Christian Marriages


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Robert Tressell's Description of 'Christians' Lives On...

They believed that the Bible was the word of God, but they didn't know where it came from, how long it had been in existence, who wrote it, who translated it or how many different versions there were. Most of them were totally unacquainted with the contents of the book itself. But all the same, they believed it - after a fashion. [Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell, Penguin Books, 2004, p170-171]

The remarkable thing is, Robert Noonan's (aka Robert Tressell 1870-1911) description characterizes so many Christians still to this day despite the proliferation of scholarly material on the Bible, textual criticism and the like.

Who benefits from having lay Christians devoid of any meaningful knowledge of the Bible?

Recently, I had the displeasure of encountering two 'Bible-believing' Christians who were carbon copies of the unlearned, obnoxious, right-winged American Christian fundamentalists we so often pour scorn upon, the twist being, these two 'Bible-believers' were British. Looks like the infection of American fundamentalism is affecting Christians worldwide along with the persistent problem of ignorance of the Bible and Christianity.

Somebody somewhere is laughing all the way to the bank...

Christians, please look into matters before the tide of American fundamentalist ignorance comes for you. Let's pray it's not too late...


Chris Hedges: Islamophobia is Racism Against Muslims

Chris Hedges points out that the fear of Islam and Muslims in the USA is a form of racism, and that fear helps keep the population compliant and submissive.

If only American Fundamentalist Christians Knew?

Could somebody tell the fundamentalist Christians who fund the lazy lifestyles of 'Christian' missionaries who demonize Muslims and Islam?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Defending Prophet Muhammad Against Attacks - Yasir Qadhi

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi delivers an extremely beneficial lecture which aids us against the Islamophobic hatred on the net. Yasir Qadhi runs through some of the primary modes of attack against Prophet Muhammad (p) whilst giving some examples of the slanders and lies against the Prophet (p). Make this a must listen - it is less than an hour long

For those who want to go a little further than listening to the lecture you can re-upload it and/or spread it via social media networks so other Muslims can benefit from it.

Part 2 by Yasir Birjas can be found here:

Some of the Atttacks Discussed by Yasir Qadhi:

Aisha's marriage to Prophet Muhammad (p)

The story of Zayed-Zainab and Prophet Muhammad (p) marrying Zainab

Accusation of robbing caravans

Accusation of epilepsy

Christian Peter the Venerable's lie of Prophet Muhammad (p) being born in the year 666

Lie of distorting the name 'Muhammad'

Danish Cartoons

William Muir's 'Satanic verses' claim

Let them bark, don't be disheartened

Yasir Qadhi reminds us that Prophets and holy men have been ridiculed and insulted in the past by riff raff. Thus it should not come as a surprise for us to be met by some of the distortions and slanders against the Propet Muhammad. The Sheikh also teaches us that as Muslims we should respond with nobility, academically and intellectually.

May Allah guide us all and send His peace and blessings upon all His Prophets. Ameen

Monday, 26 September 2011

What does ‘Son of God’ mean in the Hebrew Bible?

We’ve all been subjected to evangelical Trinitarian Christian material; the more you look into their claims the more you realize how far off the mark they are. The mere fact that there exists CHRISTIANS, who do not believe Jesus is God, is enough to spark further study of THEIR proof texts – the Bible. Here we can ponder upon the way evangelical Trinitarian Christians misuse the term ‘son of God’ whilst attempting to convince Muslims (and others) that a man (Prophet Jesus) is God Almighty.

The Jesus scholar, Geza Vermes, lifts the lid on the term 'Son of God' and what it actually means rather than the stuff churned out by evangelical Trinitarian Christians.

Common knowledge: ‘Son of god’ is figurative not literal

It is common knowledge that before the New Testament, the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls regularly speak of ‘Sons of God’ and occasionally refer to God in figurative speech as ‘begetting’ or ‘procreating’ a human being. [1]

‘Son of God’ used for ANY Jewish male who was pious

In the Bible and in writings produced during the centuries that followed the completion of the Old Testament, ‘Son of God’ occurs in a variety of meanings. In addition to the angels already discussed, among the humans ‘Son of God’ was the title of anyone believed in some way to be linked to God. Every male Israelite could pride himself on being a ‘son of God’, and reciprocally he was in a position to call God his Father. In the course of time the phrase was also applied – more and more restrictively – to the good Jews, to the especially holy Jews, culminating with the king of the Jews and finally with the Messiah, the most holy and powerful future ruler of Israel about whom we read in the Florilegium, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ‘I will be his Father and he shall be my Son. He is the Branch of David’ [2]

‘Son of God’ NEVER referred to a ‘man god’

Trinitarian Christians who promote Jesus to the status of God are found wanting with regards to the basic term ‘son of God’ as the scholar confirms the term does not refer to their idea of Jesus.
…It is universally agreed among experts that in Judaism the phrase [‘Son of God’] is always used metaphorically; it never designates a person who is believed to be simultaneously man and God, a human being who also shares in some way divine nature. [3]

Christian misinterpretation of Psalms

Here is another important point to be aware of whilst dialoguing with Trinitarian Christians, you may have come across some Christian missionaries citing Psalm 2:7 whilst proclaiming it as a verse denoting deity of Jesus; however, the Jesus scholar – Geza Vermes – highlights their misinterpretation

The Jewish king, while the monarchy existed down to 586 BC, and the awaited royal Messiah after the Babylonian exile, were systematically portrayed as engendered by the Deity: You are my son, today I have begotten you’, we read in Psalm 2:7 [4]

[1] The Nativity, Geza Vermes, Penguin, 2006. p53 and 54

[2] Ibid. p54

[3] Ibid. p54

[4] Ibid. p54


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Muslim Scholar on Extreme Fundamentalist Christians - Dr Timothy Winter

How to respond to Christian fumndamentalists on the internet. Insha'Allah this erudite lecture by Muslim intellectual and scholar, Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad (aka Timothy Winter). will help Muslims to deal with and contextualize the anti-Muslim rhetoric sputed by militant Christians on the internet.

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad talks about modern day christian fundamentalists and their anti-islamic attacks via the Internet or political means. He also talks about the correct muslim response

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad also known as Dr. Timothy Winter is a lecturer at Cambridge University and has made many contributions to islam. He also translated many classical islamic texts, perhaps most famously Rememberence Of Death And The Afterlife By Imam Abu Hamid Al Ghazali.


NOTE: I combined all the 4 parts into one video. Previously this lecture was only available in split form

Friday, 26 August 2011

Allah's Creation: The 'Diamond Planet'

Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.

"The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon -- i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun," said Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Lying 4,000 light years away, or around an eighth of the way toward the center of the Milky Way from the Earth, the planet is probably the remnant of a once-massive star that has lost its outer layers to the so-called pulsar star it orbits.

Read more:

Friday, 19 August 2011

Young Man From Utøya Massacre Converts to Islam


Rescapé de l'attentat d'Utoya, il se convertit

Need I say more? :)


We have a video on our hands that confirms the young man's conversion to Islam. For those who don't wish to wade through the video you can watch his shahada at 15:00:

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Truth About Jesus

Do you want to learn about Jesus (p) and the history of early Christianity? If yes, then this lecture by Adnan Rashid will be of great benefit.

God willing, if I get time I will add notes from the lecture to this blog post.

The Historical Jesus

Questions of consideration

Did Jesus ever claim to be God? What kind of nature did Jesus have? Was Jesus Christ really crucified ? Who is God and Jesus in the Bible?

The Speaker: Adnan Rashid

Brother Adnan Rashid is a public speaker, debater and activist.He is presently studying history at university of London.

Adnan is a senior researcher for the Hittin Institute and has received popularity through his debates with a number of Christian clergy. He is presently serving as a Khateeb at a West London mosque and has appeared on a number of radio programmes to represent Islam and Muslims.

He specializes in the history of Islamic civilization, Sciences, numismatics, ancient manuscript and antiques.He is a public speaker with an experience of delivering presentations on Islamic topics in a number of universities.Adnan Rashid comes from a family of renowned scholars of Islam: his great grandfarher ( Shiekh Minhajuddin Bin Sirajuddin ).

What every Christian should know about the Old Testament


Fundamentalist Christians Kill Adopted Child For Mispronunciation

Should we blame the religion of Christian for this abominable act? As Muslims we have a right to uphold the truth, therefore, our answer is no. However, what if these Christians were Muslims? Have a gander at the article below:

CHICO, Calif. (CBS/KOVR) Three years ago, Kevin Schatz and his wife Elizabeth did something so noble, a local television station featured them; the pair decided to adopt three children from Liberia. Now, they're accused of killing one of the children because she mispronounced a word.

Photo: Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz.

Prosecutors say that the California couple used quarter-inch plastic tubing to beat their seven-year-old adopted daughter to death.

Apparently, they got the idea from a fundamentalist Christian group, which promotes this as a way of training children to be obedient.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says for several hours the 7-year-old was held down by Elizabeth and beaten dozens of times by Kevin on the back of her body which caused massive tissue damage.

"It was torture," says Ramsey.

Another 11-year-old adopted child was allegedly critically beaten for "being a liar and a bad influence on the 7-year-old."

The District Attorney points to a book written by a Tennessee evangelist named Michael Pearl, who the Schatz's have told police they were following.

Pearl's website,, suggests "A swift whack with the plastic tubing would sting but not bruise. Give ten licks at a time, more if the child resists."

"This is not a good ole' fashion spanking, it certainly is way beyond that," says Ramsey.

The alleged beating happened on a piece of property in Paradise, Calif., where the three adopted children and the Schatz's six biological children were homeschooled. Paradise is 90 miles north of Sacramento.

The family rarely left, and they even grew their own food there.

If convicted, Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz face life in prison.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Malcom X

Malcom X (1925-65): the charismatic leader of the black separatist group Nation of Islam, who achieved a high profile in the United States during the civil rights movement. In 1963 he seceded from the heterodox of Nation of Islam and took his followers into mainstream sunni Islam; as a result, he was assassinated two years later.

[Islam - A Short History, Karen Armstrong,Phoenix Press 2001 p167]

Perverted Christian Apologist: 'Hijabbi Hotties and Burka Babes' Video Absurdity

Wow, where to start? One of Christianity’s most active defenders on the internet has further revealed his debauched and perverted mindset with this comment:

I write bad things about your prophet, funny limerics about Muslim woman, I want to do a video called Hijabbi Hotties and Burka Babes gone wild

Screen shot of his entire comment (double click to enlarge):

Notice the sexual perversion in this Christian man’s words. He wants to make videos of Muslim women? Is this the standard of right-wing Christian bigots in America - perversion? Let's give this pervert a stern rebuke whilst warning of the pornographic mindset of some of the Christian bigots young Muslims are being hounded by. If you are a female and suspect this Christian Islamophobe (or any other) is e-stalking you please do report him and forward his comments to this blog for purposes of further exposure and rebuke.

Muslims should certainly take precautions on the net to avoid people such as this Christian apologist as these people clearly have sex on the mind - strange sexual thoughts. Sadly, I fear this attitude is not simply isolated to this rogue Christian who has also been caught preying on a female (Christian) pastor from Christian TV channel (ABN) in the past. Remember, this is a Christian who defends and promotes Christianity whilst peddling anti-Muslim/Islam rhetoric so we would imagine he is a church-going, right wing Christian. Why do these right-wing Christians show themselves up?

Perverted Islamophobes (haters of Islam)

Be wary of Islamophobes as the man who made such a comment is a prominent Islamophobe on chat sites such as Pal Talk and blog comment sections such as this one and the bigoted AM blog. He regularly insults Allah (his creator), Islam and Prophet Muhammad (p).

Who is this Islamophobic Christian Pervert?

He goes by the name ‘Radical Moderate’ on blogger and a chat site called Pal Talk. He previously used the name ‘The Fat Man’ (silly name for an obviously silly person). This Christian apologist is a supporter of many Christian ministries including Nabeel Qureshi’s Creed2:6Ministries, James White’s Alpha and Omega Ministries, Anthony Rogers, Acts 17 Apologetics`and Answering Islam. He is also a regular caller and supporter of Bassim Gorial’s Aramaic Broadcasting Network.

This pervert has claimed to have been invited to write for a prominent anti-Islam website by Sam Shamoun, if true, it simply further highlights the link between sexual depravity and the right-winged Anti-Muslim brigade. He also financially supports Islamophobes on the net as well as cheering for them. I guess he is getting his money’s worth if his goal is to become a perverted Christian missionary.

Christian needs help

Muslims should be at the forefront of denouncing and rehabilitating dangerous Christians such as this perverted Christian apologist.

I have tried to help this Christian man previously (via private communication) but his hatred of Muslims, Islam and truth is hindering him. I hope this man seeks help and rethinks his belief system. I suspect he has been deflated by all the posts showing the holes in the Bible and Christian theology, hence any Muslim attempting to help him should bear this in mind.

Muslim girls and women should steer clear of this American Christian man and people of his ilk. Be wary of Islamophobes!

Message to Radical Mod

Please rethink your ways and grow up. I invite you to a relationship with God. Do you want a relationship with God? Yes/No? If yes, please become a Muslim. Learn about Islam:


Hijab in Bible

New Testament Studies for Muslims and Christians

Tough questions Christians do not answer


Jesus Ordered Killing of Apostates According to Christian Theology

Trinitarian Christians believe Jesus to be God whilst believing the whole Bible is inspired by God, thus they clearly believe Jesus ordered the killing of apostates who preach their new faith. Sadly, many Christians do not know of these teachings, Deuteronomy 13:6-9 clearly indicates Christians believe Jesus is orders the killing of apostates who preach a different faith:

6 If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, 7 gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), 8 do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. 9 You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10 Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 11 Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and no one among you will do such an evil thing again. [Deuteronomy 13: 6-9 NIV]

So, according to Christianity, if somebody’s relative turns away from worshipping the Trinity and preaches the worship of “other gods” then they must be put to death. Thus meaning Christianity teaches the killing of ex-Christians who preach a different faith.

Fundamentalist Christians who stick by this teaching would support the killing of converts to Islam (from Christianity) who are currently preaching the worship of God rather than the trinity. Ex-Christian Muslim evangelists such as Yusuf Estes, Joshua Evans, Khalid Yasin, Dr Laurence Brown, Shadeed Lewis, etc. are all potential targets for fundamentalist Christians. Muslim brothers and sisters who are former Christians in America should exercise some caution as judging by the anti-Muslim vitriol stemming from American fundamentalist Christians there is no love nor concern for Muslims in their wicked hearts – their theology of Jesus ordering them to kill people who entice them away from Trinitarianism could well be used as a pretext to literally bash a few Muslims to death!

Destroy whole towns containing apostates

According to Christian theology Jesus orders the killing of all the inhabitants of a town where people have apostatized due to ‘troublemakers’ who preach other gods:

12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in 13 that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods you have not known), 14 then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you, 15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely,[b] both its people and its livestock. 16 You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt, 17 [Deuteronomy 13:12-17]

Christian apologists will say these passages are no longer in use and were limited to Israel. Perhaps Christians who believe these passages are still relevant today and not limited to Israel will be using these Bible references to crack a few ex-christian skulls...

Bigots in the churches who spend their efforts in attacking Muslims would do well to look into Christian theology and the Bible before they talk...


Monday, 8 August 2011

Is Pat Condell Really Helping?

Is Pat Condell really helping?

Not really according to Anekantavad:

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Bishop: St Paul Was Gay

A retired bishop (John Shelby Spong) who believes Paul was a repressed homosexual. Liberalism is splitting the church and seems to be winning.

Bishop Believes Paul of Tarsus was a Repressed Homosexual 

Who is Bishop John Shelby Spong?

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church. He was formerly the Bishop of Newark (based in Newark, New Jersey). He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author. He calls for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and from traditional doctrines. []

Uncomfortable Conservative Wriggling at Gay Theory

Conservative Christian, James White, looks visibly uncomfortable whilst Bishop John Shelby Spong presents his personal views on Paul. Speaking of Christians infuriating Muslims by distorting the Bible to reflect their liberal views; Christians have began to reject the clear hand-chopping ruling within Deuteronomy by absurdly using personal reinterpretation to interpret it as meaning chopping off pubic hair rather than the hand!

Was Paul gay? No.

There is no evidence of Paul being homosexual (gay). The bishop, John Shelby Spong, simply churns out his personal interpretations of the Bible and comes to the liberal belief that Paul was a homosexual. His views are unfounded and simply reflect his fanciful mind. We must remember this is simply he opinion of the bishop.

Perhaps the bigoted Christians who busy themselves in propagandizing against Muslims and Islam would like to spend time in refuting the liberal falsehoods emanating from churches…or do they not mind as long as these falsehoods catch fish for the church?

Tough questions Christian apologists do not answer

New Testament Studies for Christians and Muslims


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Christians Embarrassed by Bible’s Hand Chopping - Deuteronomy 25:11-12…

We have mentioned the Bible passage teaching the amputatation of any woman who defends her husband against his assailant via a ‘low blow’ to his privates.

"[11] When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, [12] then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall have no pity.” [RSV Deuteronomy 25:11-12]

Now, it is obvious that this passage is teaching hand chopping for any woman carrying out such a low blow. Dr Hector Avalos points out most scholars agree with the obvious reading of the passage (i.e. chopping off the woman’s hand):

Most scholars accept a literal interpretation. For example, Tikva Frymer-Kensky stated the following on p. 1033 of A History of Ancient Near Eastern Law (2 vols.; Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003), which Dr. Matt Flannagan had cited before:

“The penalty for injury is talionic retribution (Lev.24:19-20). The exception is the woman who protects her brawling husband by grabbing the other man’s testicles with force...Her hand is to be cut off (Deut. 25:11-12). Intention does not count, even though she tried to save her husband rather than injure the victim.” [1]

As Christians are busying themselves in repackaging their faith they have proceeded to reinterpret their scriptures to circumnavigate the passages which do not chime with Western norms (i.e. the passages they find to be embarrassing).

Ridiculous: It means shave her pubic hair not chop her hand off!

Embarrassed Christian, Dr Paul Copan, has offered an absolutely absurd explanation of Deuteronomy 25:11-12:

“...A more plausible interpretation of the passage is the punishment by depilation (‘you shall shave [the hair of] her groin’), not mutilation.” [1]

This Christian, Dr Copan, describes his explanation as “more plausible”. Is he for real? Does he really think the Biblical term “have no pity” can relate to shaving a woman’s pubic hair???

Moreover, how in the world would shaving a woman’s groin be related to a punishment for her injuring of a man via a low blow???

Dr Hector Avalos does thoroughly chide this Christian’s absurd reinterpretation of the Biblical passage here:

Nevertheless, expect the new age Christian flock spouting such odd reasoning in their attempts to pre-emptively strike at perceived Christian embarrassment

[1] Underhanded Biblical Interpretation: Deuteronomy 25:11-12 in Context by Dr. Hector Avalos

New Testament Studies for Christians and Muslims:


Friday, 5 August 2011

Christian Terrorists Making the World a Dangerous Place

This week’s news showed Britain to be at a greater risk from terrorism than any other Western nation thanks to the increased threat from Christian terrorist groups from Ireland.

Whenever I hear of people killed by a bombing on the news I assume Christian terrorism is responsible. I acknowledge all terrorists are not Christians BUT most people killed by terrorism are killed by Christian terrorists. Christian state terrorism delivered ‘shock and awe’ to Iraq, Vietnam, Pakistan, Afghanistan and MANY others.

We must not forget Christian nuclear terrorism on Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki), though our American Christian apologist friends would state all Christian nuclear butchery was a “necessary” act – it was not “necessary”.

The number of lives taken by Christian terrorism has never been numbered, nor the number of bombs Christian terrorists have dropped on innocent men, women and children. Christian raping and torturing has never been numbered either. Christian support of Israeli terrorism against Palestinians and other Arab people has never been quantified in lives taken.

Christian terrorism leads to Muslim terrorism

Of course Jewish terrorism is funded by Christians but what about Muslim terrorism? What about these nuts who fly planes into buildings or blow up busses in London? Well, it appears Muslim terrorism is reactionary – a product of Christian terrorism. I mean, when you have American Christian terrorists dropping bombs on Muslim heads, or propping up tyrants to subjugate Muslims, some misguided folk amongst a faith which numbers over a billion (Islam) have taken to using similar brutal and indiscriminate methods as Christian terrorists.

They always tell me Christianity is a religion of peace but I see their communities producing so many terrorists, supporting terrorists of other faiths (Jewish) as well as producing imitators (Muslim terrorists) and wonder…

Christians please STOP and CONDEMN the terrorists in your churches

Christian terrorists are making the whole world an unsafe place. I just wish Christian leaders would condemn terrorism, hand out leaflets in their churches to sway Christians away from terrorism, stop funding foreign terrorism (Israel) and stop blaming others (Muslims) for all this terrorism when we all know nobody does terrorism like Christians. Basically, Christians need to get out of denial and begin to reform.

Perhaps people will begin to explore their religious text (Bible) for a reason behind all the Christian terrorist murdering, raping, torturing and general butchering….

All American Bombardier

I’ve noticed so many extremist American Christians on the net propagating messages of hatred against Muslims (at least these cyber American Christians are not dropping bombs on the Muslims, yet) and subsequently have a reinforced negative view of their Christian society in America. With so much support of hatred there is little wonder the number of lives taken by American Christian terrorists are so plentiful

Here is a list* of the countries bombed by the United States since the end of the Second World War:

Afghanistan 1998, 2001-
Bosnia 1994, 1995
Cambodia 1969-70
China 1945-46, 1950-53
Congo 1964
Cuba 1959-1961
El Salvador 1980s
Korea 1950-53
Guatemala 1954, 1960, 1967-69 Indonesia 1958
Laos 1964-73
Grenada 1983
Iraq 1991-2000s
Iran 1987
Kuwait 1991
Lebanon 1983, 1984
Libya 1986, 2011
Nicaragua 1980s Pakistan 2003, 2006-
Palestine 2010
Panama 1989
Peru 1965
Somalia 1993, 2007-08, 2010
Sudan 1998
Vietnam 1961-73
Yemen 2002, 2009
Yugoslavia 1999

Note that these countries represent roughly one-third of the people on earth.

*Dates through 2000 from Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower by William Blum

Statistics excerpted, fair use, from:

Tough Unanswered Bible Questions for Christians


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011

David Wood - Answering Oslo and Muslims Poorly

David Wood of Answering Muslims receives another spanking for his latest bout of ignorance.

It turns out Deceptive Dave was blaming Muslims for the terrorist attack on Norway. Embarrassingly for Dave, it turned out this terrorist was a Christian AND has possible links to Dave’s website!

David Wood – Answering Oslo (Brilliant Video)

Christian missionary David Wood was quick to blame Islam and Muslims for the Norway attack, even before any details about the attacker had been released.

One Islamophobe (David Wood) influences another Islamophobe (Christian terrorist Anders Berhing Breivik)?

David Wood lies about Islam and Muslims in his anti-Islam propaganda, amongst his crazy deception; he has claimed Muslims are taught to torture/kill cross-wearing Christians, carry out honour killings and perform sexual ‘thighing’ on female children as well as his standard inflammatory ‘Muslims can rape/kill you’ rhetoric.

I wonder if Ander Behring Breivik was influenced by David Wood’s anti-Islam propaganda (lies)…

Here’s a summary in the way of an imaginary conversation

David: Ah a terrorist attack in Norway. Now I get another opportunity to wade through the misery of the victims of a crime and bash Moozlims. Those donations and page views will sky rocket. If I do this long enough, I may even get as famous as my hero Robert Spencer one day.

Muslim: David, you do know the terrorist attack on Norway is not linked to Muslims...

David: That’s takiyya. Just rumours. Wait for confirmation on Pamela Geller’s blog or Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch as I get all my material from them. I bet my bottom dollar it was a Moozlim who murdered those innocent Norwegians. Stupid Moozlim. Whilst we wait I will plagiarize from Robert Spencer and google for some lurid lies about Islam to impress my Islamophobic Christian audience.

Muslim: Uh?

David: Woohoo, I just received $100 from Radical Moderate. That’s the 5th time he has donated this week!

Muslim: Dave, it turns out the terrorist was a Christian who is linked to your website.

David: Arrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Nabeel, get me some oxygen!!! Arghhhhh.

Muslim: You’ve gone all purple and you are foaming at the mouth. I think you need more than oxygen. I told you Islamophobia was bad for you. For all we know, your lies and inflammatory rhetoric helped shape Anders Berhing Breivik into the psychotic and murderous terrorist he is today. Let this be a lesson for others.


Pam Geller sweating over Christian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik

The David Wood section

Tough questions for Christian apologists – unanswered


The Name 'Allah' Used By Christians

The name Allah is not confined to Islam alone; it is also the name by which Arabic-speaking Christians of the oriental churches call upon God. [1]

Some food for thought for those nutty American Christian fundies who traverse the cyber and real world spewing out the most vile of insults directed at Allah. Do they not know they are committing blasphemy – even in the eyes of their Arab (and learned) Christian brethren???

[1] The Concise Encyclopaedia of Islam, Revised Edition, Cyril Glasse, Stacey International, 2001, p42


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Pamela Geller Concealing Possible Incriminating Links to Norway Terrorist?

UPDATE: Pam Geller has responded. Here is her response to her scrubbing comments - she gets smacked down even further (see the video below) and is under pressure to be investigated

Investigate Pam Geller


A couple of clumsy Christian extremists that this site regularly reports on are candidates for possible connections with the Norwegian Christian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik BUT it never rains, it pours – the Zionist, Pamela Geller, is squirming big time.

Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost for the Islamophobes, especially so for Pamela Geller. She has been frantically going through her archives and seeking/expunging inflammatory comments linked to Norway to play down her possible role in influencing the right wing Christian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik.

Exposed: Pamela Geller Concealing Incriminating Norwegian Christian Extremist Comment!

Clip excerpted from Richard Coughlan’s video from his YouTube page, Couglan616

The exposes Pam Geller’s attempts at concealing possible damning evidence linking her with Breivik:

In, “Pamela Geller Edits Post to Conceal Violent Rhetoric in ‘Email from Norway’,” Johnson posts screenshots of Geller’s site, including Google cache images, showing “Pamela Geller’s guilty conscience,” “because as a matter of fact, she edited her post very recently to take out the most incriminating line.”
The “line Geller edited out” is:

We are stockpiling and caching weapons, ammunition and equipment. This is going to happen fast.

Johnson ends with, “Obviously, Pamela Geller is going through her archives and scrubbing any violent rhetoric related to Norway, and equally obviously, she’s doing it to cover her tracks.”

The 2007 Email from Norway as it reads today
The Email as it appears on the Google cache

Articles reporting this pre and post edit:

Atlas Shrugs is a certified hate group
Pamela Geller: The looniest blogger ever


Zionists Influenced Anders Behring Breivik?

I believe racism and Christian fascists/bigots on the internet were amongst the influencing factors on the Norwegian Christian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik. God willing, we shall discuss an anti-Muslim Christian missionary website linked to the Norwegian terrorist in the future.

At this moment in time it would be worth considering Dr David Duke’s (a white supremacist) claims of Jewish extremists influencing Anders Behring Breivik. Dr David Duke does highlight Breivik’s anti-Muslim Zionist influences; Daniel Pipes, Hans Rustad, Robert Spencer and Pam Geller. He even calls Anders Behring Breivik a “protégé” of Daniel Pipes and Hans Rustad!

Much of the anti-Muslim propaganda on the internet does stem from Zionists (be they Christian fundamentalists, Jewish extremists or secular foreign interventionists). If you are being led by this inflammatory rhetoric you should at least know who is behind its initiation and the motives of these unsavoury Islamophobic folk.

Shocking Video: Zionist Terrorism in Norway

David Duke: Jewish Extremists Praised and Supported the Actions of Breivik

Dr Duke cites a Hebrew website (Rotter) in which comments SUPPORTING the massacre were found!

Of course, this website could all be passed of as an aberration but what about the persistent anti-Muslim rhetoric coming out of the media savvy Zionist camp. Surely such anti-Muslim propaganda will shape easily-led minds…such as Anders Behring Breivik’s mind!

Note: Duke does present some interesting material, his unacceptable racial views should not impact on the interesting material put forward.


Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Truth About Ka'b Bin Al Ashraf - Just Assassination/Killing...

The unsavoury mix of bigoted Christian fundamentalists/missionaries and other internet critics of Islam make much out of the episode concerning Ka’b Ibn Al Ashraf’s (alternatively spelled as Kab/Kaab Bin Al-Ashraf) assassination by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (p), this post offers the ENTIRE story rather than the hybrid of half-baked ‘information’ and nutty Islamophobic propaganda put forward by Christians and other critics of Islam.

If you are one of these folks who gains his/her information concerning Islam from unqualified Christian fundamentalists and/or other critics this may be a little too informative for your liking. However, if you are somebody who genuinely wants to gain a sincere understanding on the assassination of Ka’b Ibn Al Ashraf then this post is geared towards your needs.

The post comprises of excerpts from the world renowned Sheikh Al Mubarakpuri, the American scholar Sheikh Mustafa Zayed’s comments on the subject and a detailed audio lecture by Dr Bashar Shala as well as additional comments in the way of summary and perspective.

Who was Ka’ Ibn Ashraf?

Ka’ bin Ashraf was the most resentful person among the Jews with Islam and the Muslims, he was the most intent on inflicting harm on Allah’s Messenger (p), and the most zealous advocate of waging war against him. He belonged to the Tai’ but his mother was from Banu Nadeer. He was a wealthy man known for his handsomeness, and a poet living in luxury in his fort south east of Madinah at the rear of Banu Nadeer’s habitations. [1]

Dr Bashar Shala on the Killing of Ka’b ibn al-Ashraf

What did Ka’b ibn al Ashraf do to deserve being killing?

Dr Shala teaches us of the open hatred and animosity Ka’b bin al Ashraf had against Muslims despite having signed a non-aggression treaty with the Muslims. Poets, back then in Arabia, were propaganda tools. After the Muslim victory at the battle of Badr, Ka’b ibn al Ashraf began to insult Prophet Muhammad and Islam as well as inciting violence against Muslims in order to instigate a war with the intent to wipe out the nascent Muslim community. The last stage of Ka’b’s propaganda campaign was to insult the honor of Muslim women.

Sheikh Al Mubarpakpuri writes on Ka’b Al Ashraf’s incitement to war and his general propaganda campaign:

On hearing the news of Badr, he [Ka’b] got terribly frustrated and swore that he would prefer death to life if the news was true. When this was confirmed he wrote poems satirizing Muhammad (p), praising the Quraish and enticing them against the Prophet (p). He then rode to Makkah where he started to activate the fire of war, and kindle the resentment against the Muslims in Madinah…[2]

…He then returned to Madinah to start a fresh campaign of slanderous propaganda that took the form of obscene songs and amorous poems with a view to defaming the Muslim women. At this stage, the situation became unbearable and could no longer be put up with. [3]

Ka’b bin al Ashraf broke the treaty

Dr Bashar Shala mentions the treaty which Ka’b broke included stipulations such as:

1. Jews should be one nation with Muslims

2. Muslims and Jews should advise and protect each other

3. They should have goodness in their treatment of each other.

4. If Muslims are being fought by an enemy then the Jews should side with the Muslims

Yet Ka’b Ibn Al Ashraf BROKE the treaty to such an extent that he sided with the enemies of the Muslims and proceeded to incite a war against the Muslims in order to completely annihilate Muslims!

Dr Shala asks, did Kaab ibn al Ashraf deserve to be killed? The answer he gives is yes. Simply based on the treaty and the fact that Ka’b was inciting war against the Muslims as well as insulting the honor of their women folk.

War and Deceit? Tricking Ka’b and Christian bigots

Dr Bashar Shala does explain the reason behind the necessity to trick Kab ~ 10-11 min stretch.

Some American Christian bigots on the internet make a melodramatic play on the account that the Muslims tricked Ka’b in order to gain the opportunity to kill him. These bigots typically miss that this was within the theatre of war and Ka’b lived in a fort which was heavily defended by guards/servants, hence the tactic of tricking Ka’b into a false sense of security to get him out in the open. During times of declared war, misleading the enemy is accepted by ALL nations including Christian America. The critics’ inconsistency is outlined by Moustafa Zayed:

All martial arts and war tactics are about deceptive techniques to maximize chances for massive blows to the enemy and achieving victory. But when it comes to Muslims it’s crying about moral absolutes vs. expediency. [4]

Why not fight Ka’b rather than assassinate him?

Why not then fight Ibn Al Ashraf in a battle man to man and face to face like the Muslims and the Quraysh did? The reason is that a leader of the hypocrites like Ibn Al Ashraf never attended the battles, yet he publicly plotted and pushed for conspiracies to annihilate the Muslims, only from the safety behind closed doors. [5]

Islamophobic Propaganda: Killed a POET in a curb against freedom of speech!!!

From the information within Dr Bashar Shala’s lecture we learn the manner in which critics portray the incident is misleading to say the least. Robert Spencer is scolded by Sheikh Mustafa Zayed for such misreporting:

Another piece of misinformation is that [Ka’b] Ibn Al Ashraf was only just a poet! Is the author [Robert Spencer] saying that to make it a freedom-of-speech crime? Maybe he is! [6]

…What the author didn’t tell you about our peaceful, just voicing-his-opinion poet, is that he was one of the provokers of the infidels in Mecca that directed the torture, the starvation and the killing of early Muslims, and specifically was one of the leading instigators to push Quraysh and its leaders to go and destroy the Muslims in the battle of Uhud. [7]

…Our lovely poet was one of the conspirators. In Islamic law and any fair law for that matter, if someone gave himself the right to take your life, then he had given you the right to take his same instant in self-defense…not to mention that Ibn Al Ashraf had committed suicide by putting a “wanted” sign over his head when he violated the honorable reputation of the Muslim wives. [8]

A bonus: miracle of healing

Typically the critics miss the healing miracle of the Muslim who was wounded during the assassination of Ka’b bin Al Ashraf:

The group of men came back after fulfilling their mission. One of them Al-Harith bin Aws was wounded by mistake with the swords of his men, and was bleeding badly. When they reached Baqi’ Al-Gharqad, they shouted “Allah is Most Great”. The Prophet (p) heard them and realized that they had killed the enemy of Allah. As they saw him, he said: “Cheerful faces are yours.” In reply, they said: “And yours, O Messenger of Allah.” They handed the head of the tyrant over to him. He entertained Allah’s praise for their success. He then applied his saliva to Al-Harith’s wound and it healed on the spot. [9]

The Bible and Christian Hypocrisy

Many of these critics are Christian missionaries and/or Christian bigots who feign offense at such an incident. Sadder still, these Christians do this despite knowing of the violent teachings within the Old Testament which would propel these Christians into the realms of inconsistency (hypocrisy). I’m sure Christians and Muslims can think of their own Bible verse (s) (involving killing) which would illustrate the point of inconsistency, here is one which does it quite adequately despite not even involving death:

If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity. [Deuteronomy 25:11-12 NIV]

If our Christian friends can accept the amputating of a woman who helps her husband in a fight with another man by attacking her husband’s assailant via a ‘low blow’ then they can certainly accept the killing of a poet who broke a peace treaty whilst attempting to incite the enemy to destroy Muslims!


The killing of Kab bin al Ashraf was not simply the killing of a “poet”. Sadly, we are being misinformed by Christian “experts” with dubious agendas of conversion and propaganda.

For a further discussion on the assassination of Ka'b ibn al Ashraf by Dr Yasir Qadhi please see:

Other links you may be interested in:

How the Muslim calendar works

Sharia Law against terrorism

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam

Learn about Islam


[1] Arraheequl Makhtoum, Safiurrahman Al Mubarakpuri, Darusslam, 2002, p 287

[2] Arraheequl Makhtoum, Safiurrahman Al Mubarakpuri, Darusslam, 2002, p 287

[3] Arraheequl Makhtoum, Safiurrahman Al Mubarakpuri, Darusslam, 2002, p 287

[4] The lies about Muhammad - Moustafa Zayed, p 193

[5] The lies about Muhammad - Moustafa Zayed, p 193

[6] The lies about Muhammad - Moustafa Zayed, p 192

[7] The lies about Muhammad - Moustafa Zayed, p 192

[8] The lies about Muhammad - Moustafa Zayed, p 193

[9] Arraheequl Makhtoum, Safiurrahman Al Mubarakpuri, Darusslam, 2002, p 289


A Christian called Silas being badly scolded by Sami Zaatari on this issue

New Testament studies for Christians

A Jewish Tribe executed by Muslims?

Monday, 25 July 2011

Did The Prophet Know He Was Going to Heaven? The Qur'an Gives The Answer!

Time and again we've been faced with strange, inane claims made by Christian missionaries with clear intentions to defame Islam. Within the last year Nabeel Qureshi claimed that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was oblivious to whether he'd be granted entry into heaven or not. He alleges that there exists a dissatisfaction in comfort that comes with Islam, because one ultimately does not know his end, including the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Unfortunately Nabeel's babble comes to a direct halt when faced with one of the most beautiful Surah's in the Quran: Surah Al-Kauther (or Al-Kawther). We have taken the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir and reproduced it below from IslamBasics, which clearly indicate the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) will reside in heaven, no questions asked:

The Tafsir of Surat Al-Kawthar
(Chapter - 108)
Which was revealed in Al-Madinah and They also say in Makkah

[بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ]
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
[إِنَّآ أَعْطَيْنَـكَ الْكَوْثَرَ - فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ - إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الاٌّبْتَرُ ]
(1. Verily, We have granted you Al-Kawthar.) (2. Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice.) (3. For he who hates you, he will be cut off.)

Muslim, Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i, all recorded from Anas[1] that he said, "While we were with the Messenger of Allah in the Masjid, he dozed off into a slumber. Then he lifted his head smiling. We said, `O Messenger of Allah! What has caused you to laugh' He said,
«لَقَدْ أُنْزِلَتْ عَلَيَّ آنِفًا سُورَة»
(Verily, a Surah was just revealed to me.)
Then he recited,
[إِنَّآ أَعْطَيْنَـكَ الْكَوْثَرَ - فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ - إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الاٌّبْتَرُ ]
(Verily, We have granted you Al-Kawthar. Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice. For he who hates you, he will be cut off.)
Then he said,
«أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الْكَوْثَرُ؟»
(Do you all know what is Al-Kawthar)

We said, `Allah and His Messenger know best.' He said,

«فَإِنَّهُ نَهَرٌ وَعَدَنِيهِ رَبِّي عَزَّ وَجَلَّ،عَلَيْهِ خَيْرٌ كَثِيرٌ، هُوَ حَوْضٌ تَرِدُ عَلَيْهِ أُمَّتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ، آنِيَتُهُ عَدَدُ النُّجُومِ فِي السَّمَاءِ، فَيُخْتَلَجُ الْعَبْدُ مِنْهُمْ 
فَأَقُولُ: رَبِّ إِنَّهُ مِنْ أُمَّتِي، فَيَقُولُ: إِنَّكَ لَا تَدْرِي مَا أَحْدَثَ بَعْدَك»

(Verily, it is a river that my Lord, the Mighty and Majestic, has promised me and it has abundant goodness. It is a pond where my Ummah will be brought to on the Day of Judgement. Its containers are as numerous as the stars in the sky. Then a servant of Allah from among them will be (prevented from it) and I will say: "O Lord! Verily, he is from my Ummah (followers).'' Then He (Allah) will say: "Verily, you do not know what he introduced (or innovated) after you.)''[2]

This is the wording of Muslim. Ahmad recorded this Hadith from Muhammad bin Fudayl, who reported from Al-Mukhtar bin Fulful, who reported it from Anas bin Malik.[3]

 Imam Ahmad also recorded from Anas that the Messenger of Allah said,

«دَخَلْتُ الْجَنَّةَ فَإِذَا أَنَا بِنَهْرٍ حَافَتَاهُ خِيَامُ اللُّؤْلُؤِ، فَضَرَبْتُ بِيَدِي إِلَى مَا يَجْرِي فِيهِ الْمَاءُ، فَإِذَا مِسْكٌ أَذْفَرُ، قُلْتُ: مَاهَذَا يَا جِبْرِيلُ؟ قَالَ: هَذَا الْكَوْثَرُ الَّذِي أَعْطَاكَهُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَل»

(I entered Paradise and I came to a river whose banks had tents made of pearls. So I thrust my hand into its flowing water and found that it was the strongest (smell) of musk. So I asked, "O Jibril! What is this'' He replied, "This is Al-Kawthar which Allah, the Mighty and Majestic has given you.'')[4]

Al-Bukhari recorded this in his Sahih, and so did Muslim, on the authority of Anas bin Malik. In their version Anas said, "When the Prophet was taken up to the heaven, he said,

«أَتَيْتُ عَلَى نَهْرٍ حَافَتَاهُ قِبَابُ اللُّؤْلُؤِ الْمُجَوَّفِ فَقُلْتُ: مَا هَذَا يَا جِبْرِيلُ؟ قَالَ: هَذَا الْكَوْثَر»

(I came to a river whose banks had domes of hollowed pearl. I said: "O Jibril! What is this'' He replied: "This is Al-Kawthar.'')''[5] This is the wording of Al-Bukhari.

Ahmad recorded from Anas that a man said, "O Messenger of Allah! What is Al-Kawthar'' He replied,

«هُوَ نَهْرٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ أَعْطَانِيهِ رَبِّي، لَهُوَ أَشَدُّ بَيَاضًا مِنَ اللَّبَنِ، وَأَحْلَى مِنَ الْعَسَلِ، فِيهِ طُيُورٌ أَعْنَاقُهَا كَأَعْنَاقِ الْجُزُر»

(It is a river in Paradise which my Lord has given me. It is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. There are birds in it whose necks are (long) like carrots.)

`Umar said, "O Messenger of Allah! Verily, they (the birds) will be beautiful.'' The Prophet replied,

«آكِلُهَا أَنْعَمُ مِنْهَا يَا عُمَر»

(The one who eats them (i.e., the people of Paradise) will be more beautiful than them, O `Umar.)[6]

Al-Bukhari recorded from Sa`id bin Jubayr that Ibn `Abbas said about Al-Kawthar, "It is the good which Allah gave to him (the Prophet).'' Abu Bishr said, "I said to Sa`id bin Jubayr, `Verily, people are claiming that it is a river in Paradise.''' Sa`id replied, `The river which is in Paradise is part of the goodness which Allah gave him.'''[7]

Al-Bukhari also recorded from Sa`id bin Jubayr that Ibn `Abbas said, "Al-Kawthar is the abundant goodness.'' This explanation includes the river and other things as well. Because the word Al-Kawthar comes from the word Kathrah (abundance) and it (Al-Kawthar) linguistically means an abundance of goodness. So from this goodness is the river (in Paradise).
Imam Ahmad recorded from Ibn `Umar that the Messenger of Allah said,
«الْكَوْثَرُ نَهْرٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ حَافَتَاهُ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ، وَالْمَاءُ يَجْرِي عَلَى اللُّؤْلُؤِ، وَمَاؤُهُ أَشَدُّ بَيَاضًا مِنَ اللَّبَنِ، وَأَحْلَى مِنَ الْعَسَل»
(Al-Kawthar is a river in Paradise whose banks are of gold and it runs over pearls. Its water is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey.)[8]
This Hadith was recorded in this manner by At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Abi Hatim and Ibn Jarir. At-Tirmidhi said, "Hasan Sahih.''[9]
Then Allah says,
[فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ ]
(Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice.)
meaning, `just as We have given you the abundant goodness in this life and the Hereafter -- and from that is the river that has been described previously -- then make your obligatory and optional prayer, and your sacrifice (of animals) solely and sincerely for your Lord. Woship Him alone and do not associate any partner with him. And sacrifice pronouncing His Name alone, without ascribing any partner to Him.' This is as Allah says,

[قُلْ إِنَّ صَلاَتِى وَنُسُكِى وَمَحْيَاىَ وَمَمَاتِى للَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَـلَمِينَ - لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَاْ أَوَّلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ ]

(Say: "Verily, my Salah, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of all that exists. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims.'') (6:162-163)

Ibn `Abbas, `Ata,' Mujahid, `Ikrimah and Al-Hasan all said, "This means with this the Budn should be sacrificed.''[10] Qatadah, Muhammad bin Ka`b Al-Qurazi, Ad-Dahhak, Ar-Rabi`, `Ata' Al-Khurasani, Al-Hakam, Isma`il bin Abi Khalid and others from the Salaf have all said the same. [11]This is the opposite of the way of the idolators, prostrating to other than Allah and sacrificing in other than His Name. Allah says,

[وَلاَ تَأْكُلُواْ مِمَّا لَمْ يُذْكَرِ اسْمُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ وَإِنَّهُ لَفِسْقٌ]

(And do not eat from what Allah's Name has not been pronounced over, indeed that is Fisq.) (6:121)

[1] Muslim 1:300, Abu Dawud 5:110, and An-Nasai in Al-Kubra 6:533.
[2] Muslim 1:300.
[3] Ahmad 3:102.
[4] Ahmad 3:103.
[5] Al-Bukhari no. 4946.
[6] Ahmad 3:220.
[7] Fath Al-Bari 8:603.
[8] Ahmad 2:67. See Al-Bukhari 4965.
[9] Tuhfat Al-Ahwadhi 9:294, Ibn Majah 2:1450, and At-Tabari 24:660.
[10] At-Tabari 24:653.
[11] At-Tabari 24:654.