Monday, 31 March 2014

Advice Received from a Muslim (Alexander)

This Muslim supplicated to Allah for Sam's children to get better and also wrote this:

Akhi, I heard in a radiosshow with James W, Sam was really upset that you mentioned his family in some blogposts. Maby it's better not to mention his children's names.

I think it's good advice from the brother. I have removed the posts mentioning Sam's and David's children by name. We pray their children and Sam's wife gets well soon, ameen. Allah is the One who can cure them.

Thanks to the brother for the advice.

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Robert Spencer Exposed and Refuted

Here's Robert Spencer caught red-handed in presenting a lie. The modus operandi of Islamophobes such as Robert Spencer is to foment an atmosphere of fear, that's to say these folk want people to view Muslims as the bogey-man. Inciting such emotions will obviously be a factor in increasing the revenue Robert Spencer and those of his ilk are generating. $$$

Robert Spencer is rebuked for his false allegation that Prophet Muhammad (p) raped his wife, Safiyyah (ra). This is a huge lie. A lie which flies in the face of scholarship. In this video we see scholarship expose Robert Spencer for the liar that he is.

Robert Spencer's Rape Lie



Robert Spencer just highlighted his ignorance as Saffiyah was given the choice between being set free and going back to her people or marrying Prophet Muhammad (p). She chose to marry Prophet Muhammad (p), see this citation from the biography writer Martin Lings:
He [the Prophet Muhammad - Ed.] then told Safiyyah that he was prepared to set her free, and he offered her the choice between remaining a Jewess and returning to her people or entering Islam and becoming his wife. “I choose God and His Messenger,” she said; and they were married at the first halt on the homeward march.5 Sourced from:


There was no rape.

A quick synopsis on the situation of Safiyyah (ra). After the battle of Khaiber she became a captive. Prophet Muhammad (p) gave her the option of going back to her people or staying with the Muslims and marrying him. She CHOSE to marry him.

She loved the Prophet a great deal and even mentioned that she never met anybody with better character/manners than the Prophet (p).

Related


Debate: Robert Spencer v Nadir Ahmed on whether slave girls are allowed to be raped:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/debate-review-does-islam-teach-rape-of.html

Islam on slave girls/concubines:
 
Christian apologist appears to believe rape is allowed in Bible:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/christian-seems-to-believe-rape-is.html

Miracles performed by Prophet Muhammad (p):http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/did-prophet-muhammad-p-perform-miracles.html

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim. Now is the time.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com


Chinese Women Converted To Islam With Sister Khadija

I was really concerned about the dawah and the situation of the Muslims in China when I came to know of a Chinese Muslim girl who was at university in the UK yet did not know how to pray.

The situation in China is indeed difficult but there is some great news in this video where Chinese people are learning about Islam and becoming Muslims through the work of a blessed sister called Khadija

Converts To Islam - Chinese Sisters Converted To Islam With Sister Khadija اعتنقوا



If you are a Chinese Non-Muslim(or Muslim) who wants to learn more about Islam please do email me.

People having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Muslim Responds to German Woman Heidi Mund

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

'Pluralism in Islam' Arguments Refuted by Bassam Zawadi

 A Brief Response to Arguments Made by 'Radical Muslim Pluralists'
 
My definition of "radical Muslim pluralist" for the sake of this short piece is a Muslim who believes in many paths to God and that Islam isn't the only one. 

A number of years ago, we addressed some of the logical arguments put forth by radical pluralists in general. In this piece, we will address the scriptural arguments radical Muslim pluralists utilize to push forth their deviated views. 

Argument #1: In Surah 2, Ayah 62, Allah says that Christians and Jews could enter heaven if they believe in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous deeds.

What does "belief" in Allah mean though? If we define "belief" to merely entail "acknowledgement of existence", then even Satan "believes in Allah". 

Rather, to have faith in Allah is to submit to and accept Him for who He truly is and how He revealed Himself to us (e.g. not in a Trinity and not as a God of any false religion). If we don't get the "identity" of God correctly, then anyone can just point to anything and call it "God" and "believe in it" and believe in a judgement day and do good works and then go to heaven! This is surely absurd. 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) made it clear that acceptance of him is mandatory for Christians and Jews:

By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, he who amongst the community of Jews or Christians hears about me, but does not affirm his belief in that with which I have been sent and dies in this state (of disbelief), he shall be but one of the denizens of Hell-Fire. [Saheeh Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 284]

The Prophet (peace be upon him) made it clear that Christians and Jews aren't on the Fitrah:

No baby is born but upon Fitra. It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist. [Saheeh Muslim, Book 33, Hadith 6426]

The Qur'an makes it clear that they have committed shirk and are misguided:

And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance." If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper. - Surah 2, Ayah 120

They say, "Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided." Say, "Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists." - Surah 2, Ayah 135

They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary" while the Messiah has said, "O Children of Israel, worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord." Indeed, he who associates others with Allah - Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers. - Surah 5, Ayah 72

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him. - Surah 9, Ayah 31

The list of evidences for the kufr of the Jews and Christians are endless. 

So how do we then understand 2:62? The reasonable way to understand this verse is by understanding the verse to be referring to the Jews truly following the way of Prophet Musa 'alayhi assalam and to the Christians truly following the way of Prophet Isa 'alayhi assalam. 

To understand it as referring to Christians and Jews who reject Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is ridiculous and one could only wonder why God bothered to send a prophet to a people when their situation seems to already be fine supposedly. 

For a more in depth look at this verse, one could read pages 239-292 of Ibn Taymiyyah's تفسير آيات أشكلت على كثير من العلماء. 

Argument #2: The Qur'an says in Surah 49, Ayah 13 that we were created in order to "know one another".

This part of the verse is emphasizing that one shouldn't be arrogant and look down on others because of race. 

The verse also continues on to say:

Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa.
And at-Taqwa can't be devotion to a false God! Those who are truly devoted to God are the most honourable. So in that sense, not all human beings are equal in the sight of Allah. 

Argument #3: The Qur'an says in Surah 5, Ayah 82: "...and nearest among them in love to the Believers will you find those who say 'We are Christians' "

Let's not quote out of context please. Read the next verse:

And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, "Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.

Are there any Trinitarian Christians today who match such a description?

Also, why did you ignore the first part of the verse which mentioned the Jews...

You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews

You ignore this and try to appeal to 2:62 in order to demonstrate that Jews would enter heaven. This is sheer academic dishonesty. 

Argument #4: The Qur'an in Surah 22:40 says: "Did not God check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of God is commemorated in abundant measure." This shows that God is not only worshiped in mosques.

First of all, the burden of proof is on the claimant who says with a certainty that "name of God is commemorated" applies to monasteries, churches and synagogues in the verse along with mosques. There are scholars who said that it only connects back to mosques. 

Secondly, scholars who said that it does also apply to monasteries and churches, said that this is only applicable when worship was done right. 

Thirdly, mere mention of Allah's name doesn't mean anything. One may claim to believe in Allah, yet still be deluded (see 29:61 & 39:3).

Argument #5: Muslims through time have been accustomed to regarding themselves as constituting “a middle” or “moderate nation/community” (Ar. umma wasat) on the basis of Qur’an 2:143, which applies this designation to them. This designation has been enthusiastically adopted by Muslims both as an indication of divinely conferred distinction upon them and as a divine mandate to avoid extremes in one’s beliefs and conduct. What is less well known, however, is that this verse has its parallel in Qur’an 5:66 in which righteous Jews and Christians are also described as constituting a “balanced” or “moderate” community” (Ar. umma muqtasida). The Qur’an thus clearly suggests in these two verses that moderation inheres in righteous conduct independent of theological doctrine or denominational affiliation. Such a view transcends sectarianism and paves the way for Muslims to retrieve a divine mandate for religious pluralism from the Qur’anic text and its exegeses.

But what is a "righteous" Jew or Christian? Well the verse itself clarifies when it says:

And if only they upheld [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to them from their Lord, they would have consumed [provision] from above them and from beneath their feet. Among them are a moderate community, but many of them - evil is that which they do.

The Torah was revealed to Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and the Injeel was revealed to Prophet Isa (peace be upon him). Today the Jews follow the Pentateuch (not revealed to Prophet Musa) and the four Gospels (not revealed to Prophet Isa). The verse also says that they should have followed "what has been revealed to them from their Lord" and that is surely the Qur'an. Do the Jews and Christians of today follow the Qur'an? The answer is obviously no. Since they don't, that means that they don't have a leg to stand on as Allah says two verses later in 5:68:

Say, "O People of the Scripture, you are [standing] on nothing until you uphold [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to you from your Lord." And that which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in transgression and disbelief. So do not grieve over the disbelieving people.

These people aren't "moderate" until they do. In fact, the Qur'an calls them extreme (see 4:171) and so does the Prophet (peace be upon him) when he said: "Do not praise me excessivelyas Jesus, son of Marry was praised" (Saheeh Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book 82, Hadith 817)

Any mention of righteous people from the People of the Book needs to be understood as entailing that they accepted the Prophet (peace be upon him). Surah 7, Ayah 157 says:

Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him - it is those who will be the successful.

Argument #6: In Saheeh Bukhari, we read that the Prophet stood up for the funeral of a Jew. He said "Was he not a living soul?". 

First of all, just because Islam recognizes the sanctity of a person's life that doesn't mean that it also recognizes that he's on the right path. 

Secondly, the Prophet (peace be upon him) didn't stand up in honor of the Jew in order to hold him in high regard.

It was narrated from Anas that:

a funeral passed by the Messenger of Allah and he stood up. It was said: "It is the funeral of a Jew." He said: "We stood up for the angels." [Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 3, Book 21, Hadith 1931]

We read another reason why the Prophet (peace be upon him) stood up:

It was narrated from Ja'far bin Muhammad from his father that: Al-Hasan bin 'Ali was sitting when a funeral passed by. The People stood until the funeral had passed, and Al-Hasan said: "The funeral of Jew passed by when the Messenger of Allah was sitting in its path, and he did not want the funeral of a Jew to pass over his head, so he stood up." [Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 3, Book 21, Hadith 1928]

In another narration, there was once a funeral of a Jewess and the Prophet (peace be upon him) stood up because he was bothered by the strong scent (most likely incense) coming out of her (see Silsilat al-ahaadeeth as-Saheeha, no. 3349 by Sheih Nasr ud-Deen al-Albani).

The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said one should stand up in order to recognize the enormity of death:

It was narrated that Jabir bin 'Abdullah said: "A funeral passed by us and the Messenger of Allah stood up and we stood with him. I said: 'O Messenger of Allah, it is a Jewish funeral.' He said: 'Death is something terrifying, so if you see a funeral, stand up,"' This is the wording of Khalid. [Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 3, Book 21, Hadith 1923]

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said: “A funeral has passed by the Prophet and he stood up and said: ‘Stand up out of recognition of the enormity of death.’” [Sunan ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 6, Hadith 1543]

The point is not be heedless of death and undermine its significance. This is why the Prophet (peace be upon him) emphasized on the soul of the Jew and not in honor of the Jew himself. 

Argument #7: The Qur’an states that Jews and Christians argue against each other, each claiming that the other is wrong, even though they read the same Scripture, which is the Tanakh or the Old Testament. Today, many Muslims also make a similar claim that both Jews and Christians are wrong. Actually, the Qur’an specifically denounces such claims from anybody and calls those who make such claims as people without knowledge. “The Jews say: “The Christians have nothing (to stand) upon; and the Christians say: “The Jews have nothing (to stand) upon.” Yet they (profess to) study the (same) Book. Like unto their word is what those say who know not; but Allah will judge between them in their quarrel on the Day of Judgment.” [Qur’an 2:113] This is yet another proof from the Qur’an showing that anyone who thinks that either Jews or Christians have nothing to stand upon has no knowledge.

This is a very strange and odd inference from the passage. 

In fact, what the passage is pointing out is the irony of the Jews and Christians differing with one another so fundamentally despite them reading the same book. 

It also says "Like unto their word is what those say who know not" and the majority of commentators say that this is referring to the pagans of Mecca, for they also said that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had "nothing to stand on" along with the Jews and the Christians. 


Argument #8: The Qur'an says in 5:48 "so race to [all that is] good. " The Qur’an does not take a narrow sectarian view as many theologians tend to do. It possesses a very broad humanitarian view and lays emphasis not on dogma, but on good deeds. And it strongly condemns evil deeds which harms the society and humanity at large. In this respect also it makes no distinction between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Anyone who has read the Qur'an knows that the emphasis is always on "faith and good deeds" and not good deeds alone. Allah makes it clear that without faith, one's good deeds could go to waste:

It is not for the polytheists to maintain the mosques of Allah [while] witnessing against themselves with disbelief. [For] those, their deeds have become worthless, and in the Fire they will abide eternally. - Surah 9, Ayah17

Argument #9: The Qur'an says in 5:48, "For each one of you We have appointed a law and a way". The Qur’an acknowledges that plurality is a fact of life and part of the order of the world. This plurality manifests in, among other things, religious diversity. God had given different revelations which led to the founding of different religions to see who is more obedient to Him

Yes, it's true that different Messengers had different divine laws which they followed. The laws in the Torah differed from those found in the Gospel which differed from those found in the last revelation (i.e. Qur’an and Sunnah). Nevertheless, all these Messengers preached the same message of monotheism and that is something one needs to have corrected in order to be saved. 

Argument #10: Islam in 3:19 and 3:85 could mean submission in the wider sense and not necessarily referring to the institutionalized Islam as we know it today. The Qur’an also calls the sorcerers of Moses, once they were defeated, to have become Muslims [Qur’an 7:126]. The Qur’an portrays that Moses requested the Children of Israel to become Muslims [Qur’an 10:84]. The Qur’an also shows that when Pharaoh was drowning, he too prayed that he has become a Muslim, while the Qur’an then shows that it was only when his drowning was imminent did he realize the true G-d [Qur’an 10:90–92]. Even when Solomon sends a message to the Queen of Sheba, he requests her and her people to become Muslims [Qur’an 27:31, 38, 42, 44]. Lot’s household is even called by the Qur’an as a Muslim household [Qur’an 51:36]. The Qur’an also shows that the religion of G-d is for people to become Muslims, since everyone in the heavens and the earth is a Muslim, willingly or unwillingly [Qur’an 3:83]. The Qur’an also calls all the prophets to the Children of Israel as Muslims [Qur’an 5:44]. When looking at it from an overall perspective, it seems obvious that the term for Muslim that is used in the Qur’an does not necessarily mean to be the follower of the religion known today as Islam. The term for Muslim used in the Qur’an may be understood as anyone who has surrendered his soul to G-d and submitted to the Will of God. 

A Muslim is anyone who submits to God, but what does "submitting to God" mean? It must entail submitting to the true God. Do Jews and Christians today who deny the God who sent Muhammad (peace be upon him) "submit to God"? Surely not. 

Muslims surely existed before Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), since there were prophets before him and they had their followers. So during their time, they were submitting to God. Right now, the only divine message left with us is the final one which Muhammad (peace be upon him) was sent with. That could only be found in the "institutionalized" Islam of today.

Argument #11: ِAllah says in Surah 10:99 "And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed - all of them entirely." This shows the pluralism of Islam.

Rather this shows that people have the free will to believe or disbelieve and it's all under Allah's Will. The verse in no way, shape or form is saying that all religions are acceptable to Allah.
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The Historicity of the life of Jesus in the Gospels

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Yasir Qadhi Flustered Tony Blair!

Sheikh Dr Yasir Qadhi clears up the misconceptions about his class at Yale university with Tony.

Blair. My "Shaykh" & "Scholar" Tony Blair ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi | Yale University



Tony Blair invited to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=tony+blair


Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim. Now is the time.

Learn about Islam:
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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Haters of Islam, Listen to Leonardo DiCaprio (Terrorism and Suicide Bombings)

Here's a clip from a Leonardo DiCaprio movie in which he is saying the Quran does not allow the killing of innocent people or suicide.

Of course Muslim scholars have been saying this for years but sadly there are still people out there who wrongly believe Islam allows the killing of innocent people. Many Islamophobes (haters of Islam) spread this false narrative so it's good to have a clip of Leonardo DiCaprio echoing what the Islamic scholars have been saying for a long time now.

Islamophobes, Listen to Leonardo DiCaprio!


Learn more about Islam:
http://thedeenshow.com/
http://www.whyislam.org/

Muslim Organisations Condemn Terrorism:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/muslim-organisations-condemn-terrorism.html
Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam for Coptic Christians and others

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
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The Hadith of Satan passing wind explained

Do not allow the attacks from Islamophobes to sway you away from Islam!
Here is an article discussing the explanations for the following ahadith:
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلاَةِ أَدْبَرَ الشَّيْطَانُ وَلَهُ ضُرَاطٌ حَتَّى لاَ يَسْمَعَ التَّأْذِينَ، فَإِذَا قَضَى النِّدَاءَ أَقْبَلَ، حَتَّى إِذَا ثُوِّبَ بِالصَّلاَةِ أَدْبَرَ، حَتَّى إِذَا قَضَى التَّثْوِيبَ أَقْبَلَ حَتَّى يَخْطُرَ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَنَفْسِهِ، يَقُولُ اذْكُرْ كَذَا، اذْكُرْ كَذَا‏.‏ لِمَا لَمْ يَكُنْ يَذْكُرُ، حَتَّى يَظَلَّ الرَّجُلُ لاَ يَدْرِي كَمْ صَلَّى ‏”‏‏
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Adhan is pronounced Satan takes to his heels and passes wind with noise (ضرط) during his flight in order not to hear the Adhan. When the Adhan is completed he comes back and again takes to his heels when the Iqama is pronounced and after its completion he returns again till he whispers into the heart of the person (to divert his attention from his prayer) and makes him remember things which he does not recall to his mind before the prayer and that causes him to forget how much he has prayed.”[1]
عَنْ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ إِذَا سَمِعَ النِّدَاءَ بِالصَّلاَةِ ذَهَبَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ مَكَانَ الرَّوْحَاءِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ فَسَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الرَّوْحَاءِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ هِيَ مِنَ الْمَدِينَةِ سِتَّةٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ مِيلاً
Abu Sufyan reported it on the authority of Jabir that he had heard the Apostle of Allah say: ”When Satan hears the call to prayer, he runs away to a distance like that of Rauha”. Sulaiman said: ”I asked him about Rauha.” He replied, “It is at a distance of 36 miles from Medina.”[2]
Zakir naik, brother Imran. apologetics, sam shamoun, adeel, hadith explanation, tafsir, abn, shabir ally, ali ataie,

Update on Paul Williams of Blogging Theology, he posted:

أشهد أن لا إله إلاَّ الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله
The meaning is: “I testify that there is no god but God, and I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God. 
I have reverted back to Islam. Some close Muslim friends are aware of the circumstances of my change of heart and mind, but I will not be discussing this online. Thank you
Paul Williams

'Obliterating Bassam Zawadi' - A Dying Apologetics Career and Deteriorating Mental State?

'Obliterating', it's a big word isn't it? It's a powerful word, here's the definition
 
obliterate
əˈblɪtəreɪt/

destroy utterly; wipe out.

A chap, who has been trolling my blog of late, leaves that comment, ('Obliterating Bassam Zawadi'), then insults Islam and leaves a link or two or even more (I can't be bothered to check how many).

Here's the thing, if you are going to leave comments on a Muslim blog claiming to have 'obliterated' Islam while Islam has outlasted all its critics and is the fastest growing religion in the world then you're telling me that you are insincere and/or deluded. 

And the silliness doesn't stop there once you think about it a tad more. Bassam Zawadi is respected by top Christian apologists as an informed and scholarly person yet you have some chap (Mr Shamoun) who trolls my blog claiming to have obliterated him. The mind boggles.

My message to Mr Shamoun is in the style of James R. White, here's something for Mr Shamoun to ponder upon the next time he has an urge to claim he obliterated somebody who is on a different scholarly planet to him:

When you’re talking about scholarship that is on a level that you that you yourself cannot even begin to analyze it, you don’t have the language background, you don’t have the historical background, and you dismiss such things and fashion….. doesn’t speak very well for you…..at all.

Some advice I received from a comment on this blog:

Great Job brother Yahya, Sam is desperate asking for the attention, because his apologist career is dying and he knows that very well. He has no academic credentials, So he is so desperate for the spotlight. Leave him, Let his apologist career die.

It's ironic the bloke tries to use me to revive his career and grab a few crumbs of attention. 2/3 years ago he was crying out for attention, he got it from me. The result? Well the result is a ton of videos disseminated over the internet showing him to be a dishonest, unscholarly and unworthy man - not to mention all those blog posts.

Here's the opinion of professional in the field of psychology, this is somebody who has met and knows Sam Shamoun. Here's what this professional thinks about Sam Shamoun's mental state:

Sam is straight bi-polar with narcissistic personality traits.

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The Islamophobes around this chap pat this guy on the back and his situation deteriorates - those who promote him actually compound the situation. I ask anybody out there who feels they can reason with Sam in order to help him to pursue more productive and wholesome endeavours, please try to speak to him.Thanks

The Sam Shamoun section:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Sam%20Shamoun


Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim. Now is the time.

Learn about Islam:
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Does Quran err in describing the Christian concept of God?

Christians often allege that Quran condemns ideas in Christian conception of God which are hypothetical and untrue, thus they try to find fault with the Quran.

See here for the article:
http://www.letmeturnthetables.com/2010/07/quran-error-christian-concept-god-mary.html

I didn't call him gay, now think about the post and stop giving him cash...


Sad Cross Dresser
 
Right, just in case other Christians and Muslims are deceived by Islamophobic Christian rabble-rousers on the internet who are propagating the cross dressing lie I think it’s time for another post on this issue.

Some Islamophobic Christian apologist donned his wife’s pink dress and put forward a video on YouTube in which he claimed Prophet Muhammed (p) wore his wife’s (Aisha’s clothing).

 This lie has already been refuted here in article form, however I did decide to pour scorn on this missionary’s cross dressing and deceptive antics via video. After producing this video I noticed Ayaman1 had already made a more thorough and comprehensive video (Did Prophet Muhammad wear his wives' clothes? another missionary lie) in which he highlights this cloth seems to refer to 'house'. I'd recommend, if you want to be educated on this issue you view Ayaman1's video
 
 Rebuking a Cross Dresser




 



Recommended and Thorough Video Refutation by Ayaman1: Did Prophet Muhammad wear his wives' clothes ? another missionary lie


 

Notes and Summary of Ayaman1's Video
 
 Ayaman1 in his video (~4.30) brings forward a hadith from Musnad Ahmed which doesn’t use thawb or mirt (or any word related to a cloth) but uses the words (in the) HOUSE  (fi bayt…).
 
For me it does appear the narration refers to a house. Ayaman1 does mention the word cloth (used in the other narrations already discussued) is a metaphor for ‘house’ as well. Whatever the case may be, we are all certain NONE of the narrations refer to women’s dresses/clothing.

As for the word ‘mirT’, Ayaman1 highlights that it’s an unsewn cloth which can be worn by men and women. It’s not a dress or garment of a woman. I guess facts are what these Christian mischief-makers dislike.

In all reality, I’d imagine even the most ardent Christian fundamentalist feels these claims of cross-dressing to be false but out of sheer mischief-making and attention-seeking we see a handful of internet Christian missionary characters propagating such absurd claims. May Allah guide them. Ameen.

The ‘abomination’ that is David Wood of Acts 17 Apologetics

 This cross dresser who is collecting cash for his ‘Christian’ missionary efforts is actually an abomination according to the Bible he is claiming to preach. I wonder what his financial supporters make of this as well as Bassim Gorial (ABN), Samuel Green, James White (Alpha and Omega Ministries):

“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, ufor whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. [Deuteronomyt 22:5 ESV]

Perhaps this creepy rabble-rouser will like to explain his open defiance of the Bible he is supposedly advocating…

Stupidity and Desperation

 If you are going to seek donations for your internet activities (Christian fundamentalist rabble-rousing) then surely you wearing your wife’s pink dress on camera is only going to further tarnish your credibility as an apologist (if you had any remaining)? Surely propagating a lie which you borrowed from your missionary side kick (Sam Shamoun) is hardly going to do you any favours – especially considering the lie is old, tired and refuted?

I really think Christian fundamentalists think their donors are stupid? Why else would they constantly regurgitate the same refuted absurdities over and over and present it to their financial donors as something convincing…

Further reading:

Article from let me turn the tables refuting and exposing one of the original propagators of this lie:

 Did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) cross-dress? Sam Shamoun exposed!

Friday, 28 March 2014

David Benjamin Keldani

David Benjamin Keldani or Dawud Benyamin (1867-c.1940) was a Catholic priest who converted to Islam and adopted the name Abd ul-Aḥad Dāwūd (Arabic: عبد الأحد داود‎).

Sam still commenting to keep his promise


Yahya, here is my promise to you. I don't care how many times you delete my comments since I am going to keep posting them over and over again


 

Ravi Zacharias Watch Nabeel Qureshi Refuted By Shadid Lewis

Have you come across Christian missionaries throwing out their old and tired argument that the Quran asks Muslims to follow the 4 Gospels of the New Testament? It’s a very popular Christian missionary device. It’s a very deceptive and disingenuous device.

Here we see one of Ravi Zacharias’ team members, Dr Nabeel Qureshi (prior to joining RZIM), use such an argument and in the process look quite foolish and/or intellectually dishonest.

Shadid Lewis Rebukes Nabeel Qureshi of RZIM for intellectual dishonesty and/or ignorance




So Nabeel Qureshi of RZIM appealed to Surah 5:68 in order to convince Muslims to accept the 4 Gospels in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).


Say (O Muhammad SAW) "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! You have nothing (as regards guidance) till you act according to the Taurât (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), and what has (now) been sent down to you from your Lord (the Qur'ân)." Verily, that which has been sent down to you (Muhammad SAW) from your Lord increases in most of them (their) obstinate rebellion and disbelief. So be not sorrowful over the people who disbelieve. (5:68 Dr Mohsin translation)

As Shadid Lewis (Muslim Debate Initiative) points out, the Verse (5:68) speaks about the Gospel (singular – modern Christians have 4 different books which they call Gospels) and that the Verse instructs the people to act in accordance with the Gospel, Torah AND the Quran (the Quran teaches that God has no son and Jesus did not die).

Shadid also highlights some CONTEXT by referring to a Verse earlier on in the chapter (5:46)


And in their footsteps, We sent 'Īsā (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)[], confirming the Taurât (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Taurât (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2). (5:46, Dr Mohsin translation)

This Verse teaches us that God gave Jesus the Injeel (Gospel). We all know Jesus never even saw the books (Gospels) of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These books NEVER existed at the time of Jesus; they were written DECADES AFTER Jesus’ departure from the world. So clearly the Quran is not speaking about the 4 ‘Gospels’ in the New Testament. Simple logic!

It would be intellectual dishonesty on the part of the Christian to present this argument. We appeal to Dr Ravi Zacharias, Dr Nabeel Qureshi and the rest of the team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to ensure their staff members do not present such intellectually dishonest argumentation. I would also like to ask Nabeel to retract and denounce such argumentation.
 
Related:
 
 

Invitation to Christians and Jews to become Muslims

What is the common theme shared by the original Gospel, original Torah and the Quran? Pure monotheism – belief in One God!

At the end of the day, it’s incumbent on us that we worship God alone. Jesus was a Prophet of God. He was not God. Jews have not believed in Prophets Jesus and Prophet Muhammad. I urge Jews to come to Islam in order to accept the Truth.

Please see the following links to learn more about Islam:

 

Islamophobes and the Denied medical aid - Saudi woman dies

Islamophobes don't care about the person who passed away nor do they care about her family's grief. These people care about using this story to attack Muslims. At the end of the day, we as Westerners don't know what exactly happened and we should simply lobby the Saudi Embassies in our respective countries asking them to look into the story. Surely that's better than hate-mongering against Muslims based on a news story, it's certainly more dignified and noble. Hey, since when did Islamophobes care about dignity and nobility?!

Here's the story:

Riyadh, Feb 7: An ailing woman student at a Saudi university died today as she couldn't get timely medical aid. Her death has stirred controversy on social media after an ambulance was denied access under the conservative Muslim kingdom's segregation laws.
 
Amna Bawazeer, 24, died of a heart attack in the compound of the social sciences faculty of Riyadh's King Saud University. According to local media, medics in an ambulance were denied access because they were not accompanied by a "mahram", a legal guardian or male member of her family. Angry students have gone on Twitter to blame faculty officials for Bawazeer's death. But the university's administration hit back in a statement to stress that the student had suffered from a heart condition from the age of four. She had died of a heart attack which proved fatal, despite the best efforts of the faculty's own infirmary to save her life

Read more at: http://news.oneindia.in/india/denied-medical-aid-due-islamic-laws-saudi-woman-dies-1391121.html
 

Re Yahya Snow Conceals Proof That Muhammad Thighed Aisha

David Wood is at it again. He couldn't help himself could he? He even throws a few insults my way which I shall not dignify with a response as he was simply trying to be malicious.

I'm going to be preoccupied offline for the next ~48 hours. I've set a few other posts on schedule so they will, God willing, show up soon.

However, as for Dave's recent deception I challenge him to debate me on what he said about thighing.

He has my email, he can email me his response to my challenge.

Nobody is trying to conceal anything here. I can tell you a response post is planned on this subject and will be posted soon, God willing. For people to make out that there is some sort of concealment taking place is derisory. Just because Shamoun's comments get deleted does not mean there is deception taking place. For a while Shamoun has been spamming my blog with insults to Islam and other Muslim apologists. Why should I approve any of his comments? Why? His comments have not been approved for weeks, they just get deleted. He spams links and insults. Is that edifying?

Then when the sensible thing is done, that's to say his comments are removed/unapproved, I get accused of deception. Is that fair?

Whilst you're waiting for David to respond and for my response to the material he presented, see the David Wood section and see what he just doesn't want you to see and what he's never responded to out of 51 posts (see older posts too):
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/David%20Wood

An appeal

I appeal to those followers of David Wood, please stop giving him money. ANYBODY can sit at home and regurgitate negative stories about Muslims, it doesn't take great intellect or insight to do so - decent and moral people do not stoop to such depraved levels. It's not evangelism. It's provocation and hate-mongering.

I urge you to reflect on what Negeen Mayel has said about David Wood. She knew him, she knew his operation yet she denounced him:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/negeen-mayel-condemns-radicalized-david.html

Muslims respond to the news of Sikh girls raped by Muslims in UK


Muslim leader speaks out against grooming gangs: http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/muslims-condemn-sexual-grooming-of.html

Learn about Islam: http://www.thedeenshow.com
Email: yahyasnow@yahoo.co.uk
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Maajid Nawaz Exposed by Abdullah Al Andalusi

Sikhism: Sex Outside of Marriage and Homosexuality - Perplexed!

Now, I'm a Muslim who is looking to learn more about Sikhism in order to understand Sikhs and chiefly to be able to better communicate Islam to them. As homosexuality is a current topic I noticed one Sikh website stating that homosexuality in not mentioned in the Sikh scriptures (Guru Granth Sahib), I also noticed it was claiming there's no mention about sex outside of marriage:

Sex outside of marriage is discouraged within Sikhism, although no reference to that is made within the Guru Granth Sahib. Homosexuality is not mentioned in the Guru Granth Sahib.
From: http://www.wahegurunet.com/gay-Sikh

The website later goes on to suggest that homosexuality was not considered sinful by the Gurus because it was not mentioned by them:

If the ten living Gurus believed homosexuality to be sinful, then they would have addressed the subject within the Guru Granth Sahib, and the fact that it has been ignored suggests that the Gurus considered it to be inconsequential because the primary function of dharma is to unite the individual soul which is genderless with the supreme soul which is also genderless.
From: http://www.wahegurunet.com/gay-Sikh

However, we have already seen this website also states that sex before marriage is not mentioned by the Guru Granth Sahib. Would the website also suggest sex before marriage is not sinful in Sikhism too?

It's something for the website author to ponder upon.

Spirituality

In order to be spiritual one needs to block out the destroyers of spirituality - homosexual acts and sex before marriage would be considered as impediments to spirituality. This is the beauty of Islam, it offers spiritual practices along with parimeters (rules) which keep one away from the destroyers of spirituality thus enabling spiritual development.

People having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
 
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Pastor Usama Dakdok Is A Proven Liar

Usama Dakdok continues to lie about Islam. It's really sad that somebody who knows Arabic and English would lie like this.

Coptic Pastor Is a Proven Liar About Islam


[18:22]
Some will say, “(They were) three, the fourth of them being their dog,” and some will say, “Five, the sixth of them being their dog, just making conjectures.” And others will say, “Seven, the eighth of them is their dog.” Say, “My Lord knows best about their number.” No one knows them except a few, so do not argue about them except an apparent argumentation. And do not ask anyone of these about them.

http://www.altafsir.com/ViewTranslations.asp?Display=yes&SoraNo=18&Ayah=22&toAyah=22&Language=2&LanguageID=2&TranslationBook=9

Usama Dakdok invited to give up lying and come to Islam

Usama, I understand speaking venomously about Islam and Muslims to Christian audiences across America is your way of earning a livelihood. Riding on the wave of Islamophibia after 9/11 to make money is not edifying. I urge you to drop the lies, the hatred and the pride.

I invite you to Islam.

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam for Coptic Christians and others

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
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FEMEN and Feminism

In their vain attempt to distance Feminism from FEMENs actions, some pro-Feminist advocates have dismissed FEMEN as merely being ‘Feminist extremists’, and not representing ‘true’ Feminism.

But who’s to say that FEMEN doesn’t represent feminism? Unlike Islam, Feminism isn’t based upon a holy book, or common reference text, so who decides what is Feminism, and what isn’t?

However, the intellectual tradition of feminism follows a common principle/creed, the ‘liberation of the individual woman’ (e.g. Individualism), and therefore it would naturally conclude that the rules and restrictions of religion, inhibit women’s freedom to define their own morals and values. In fact, the public display of nudity by FEMEN is a protest against the Islamic doctrine of public modesty – which Feminism considers to be an unjust restriction of women’s ‘freedon’. Under Feminism, if women can choose to wear what they want, and ‘their body belongs to them’, how are FEMEN going against Feminism by choosing to go topless?

[Snip from Abdullah Al Andalusi]

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Calvinist Christians and Pakistan's Blasphemy Law ('AnsweringMuslims' Take Note)

Be wary of hypocrisy my friends. Be very wary of it. You hear news about Pakistan's blasphemy laws and you see a bunch of Christians in the West making a scene - amongst them are Calvinist Christians. Here is a Calvinist Christian agreeing with the execution of a certain Michael Servetus for the charge of, yep you guessed it, BLASPHEMY. Not only this, he also claims the Bible teaches it too:

Did Servetus get what he deserved?
 Every sin deserves God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.
By that standard, Servetus got far better than he deserved.Servetus did come to Geneva knowing that they had a death penalty for blasphemy and knowing that his teachings constituted blasphemy by Geneva's definition.
Furthermore, there is Biblical warrant for executing blasphemers, though the use of burning is abhorrent to 21st century minds.

From: http://turretinfan.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=SERVETUS

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam for Catholics

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Sawan Masih Another Pakistani Christian Used By Hateful Islamophobic Bigots

Islamophobes love it when a story such as this comes out from Pakistan. They don't care about the Pakistani Christian involved nor do they care about the situation in Pakistan. They just want to use the situation to attack Islam and possibly get a few more donations from their hateful followers.

Of course all these riots and reprisal attacks are from a small minority - these acts are not Islamic. What fair minded people should be doing is lobbying to get discussions going so concerns can be passed on. It's reported that many of these blasphemy allegations are false and arise due to mundane disputes.

Yet these Islamophobes on the internet sitting at home in America simply hijack the situation to attack Islam and Muslims. These people need to stop with their insincerity and try to help get a discussion going to pass on concerns that many of these allegations could well be fabricated due to personal disputes.

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy, his lawyer said, over an incident that triggered a riot in the country's second-largest city.

Sawan Masih was convicted of insulting the prophet Muhammad during the course of a conversation with a Muslim friend in the Joseph Colony neighbourhood of Lahore in March last year.
More than 3,000 Muslims rioted, torching about 100 Christian homes in Joseph Colony, after the allegations against Masih emerged.

Naeem Shakir, one of Masih's lawyers, told AFP: "The judge has announced the death sentence for Sawan Masih. We will appeal the sentence in the Lahore high court."

Verdict and sentence were announced inside the jail where Masih was held, Shakir said. The country has had a de facto moratorium on civilian hangings since 2008. Only one person has been executed since then, a soldier convicted by court martial.

Pakistan has strict laws against defaming Islam, including the death penalty for insulting the prophet Muhammad, and rights campaigners say they are often used to settle personal disputes.
Masih has maintained his innocence and argued the real reason for the blasphemy allegation was a property dispute between him and his friend.

No one was killed in the riot in Joseph Colony last year but the incident highlighted the sensitivity of blasphemy in Pakistan. About 97% of the 180 million population are Muslim, and even unproven allegations can trigger a violent public response.

Earlier this month, an angry mob set fire to a Hindu temple in the southern city of Larkana over the alleged desecration of a copy of the Qur'an.

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam for Catholics

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com