of Human Rights
When we say that Islam does not believe in human rights and does not recognize the individuals freedom, many people object. Also, when we claim that the wars which Muhammad and his successors waged were offensive wars to spread Islam by force, to plunder the abundance of the countries, to seize the properties of the lands and to capture women and children, we encounter multitudes of people who express their astonishment and disapproval.
Because of this disbelief, we are going to confine ourselves to two subjects, and our only source of information will be great Muslim scholars.
This book has a motive as well as an objective. The motive is simply a genuine intense love for our Muslim brothers. The objective is to capture the personal interest of Muslims and direct their thoughts to their temporal and eternal security.
Therefore, this book is dedicated first to individual Muslims one by one, including Muslim clergymen and the leaders of Islamic nations. This book is dedicated to all those who desire to worship the One real God in a way acceptable to Him, which will fill their hearts with light, peace, and joy.
Moreover, this book is also dedicated to all Europeans and Americans who have converted to Islam in order to reveal to them Islams origin and roots. Such converts will not have scrutinized ancient Arabic references for Muslim scholars; they have believed what has been told them by contemporary Muslim propagandists. In fact, the material in this book will prove new to those Westerners as well as to a vast majority of Arabic Muslims themselves. As a result of reading this book, we pray that they will all start to re-evaluate the Islamic religion and to re-examine the claims of Muhammads prophecy.
In addition to these groups, this book is also dedicated to all the thinkers and all researchers in the field of religion, particularly in these days when more attention is being paid to Muslims, Islam and to God in general.
Of course, this book is also dedicated to preachers of the Gospel who invite all people everywhere to come to salvation. Therefore, this book is dedicated to all Christians who sing, "Shine Jesus shine, fill this land with the Fathers glory," to be used by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Sources and References of this Book
Muslim scholars are the sole authority that have the right (as well as the ability) to discuss the issues of Islam, to explain the verses of the Quran and to depict the life of Muhammad, his wives, and his companions. Therefore, we have relied completely on the reference books or Muslim scholars whether the contemporary scholars in Al-Azhar (Egypt), Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Islamic universities in Islamic nations, or the great, ancient Muslim scholars agreed upon in Saudi Arabia, Al-Azhar and the rest of the Muslim world. In fact, contemporary scholars command every researcher and every student in the field of Islam to refer to the writings of the great, ancient scholars. We must conclude then that these ancient scholars are the only ones in the field of Islamic studies, including Quranic exposition, Islamic law (Shariaa), the life and sayings of Muhammad, and Islamic history.
Such ancient Muslim scholars include Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Hisham, Ibn Kathir, Baidawi, Tabari, Jalalan, Al-Mahallie, and Suyuti, Ibn Al-Athier, Ibn Hazm, Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Khaldun and Zamakhshari as well as the four great Jurisprudents: as-Shafi'i, Abu Hanifa, Malek Ibn Anas and Ibn Hanbal since the vast majority of all Muslims follow one of these four creeds. In fact, these scholars rely mainly on the life and sayings of Muhammad as well as the teachings and sayings of his companions, such as the four successors Khalifa Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali. They also relied upon Ibn Abbas, Muhammads cousin who was rightly depicted as the Quran Expositor and the most knowledgeable concerning the inspired writings of Muhammad.
As a matter of fact, all Muslim researchers (as well as common Muslims) know those scholars. For Muslims, these scholars are similar to Paul, Peter, John, Matthew, Mark and Luke and all they represent for Christians. Actually, Muslims rely on the writings of these ancient scholars since such scholars are the pillars of Precept (Sunnah).
Islam is based on the Quran and on Precept (Sunnah), and not simply on the Quran. This is confirmed unanimously by all contemporary scholars. Anyone who does not believe in Precept (Sunnah) cannot be reckoned as a Muslim according to all authorities. Precept (Sunnah) includes primarily the sayings and life of Muhammad as well as exposition of Quranic verses and the reason for these verses being revealed to him.
Al-Siewtie, the well-known Muslim scholar, stated that the angel, Gabriel, revealed the Precept (Sunnah) as well as the Quran to Muhammad. Therefore, many rules in Islamic Law are followed by all Muslims simply because they originate from the sayings of Muhammad as well as his lifedespite the fact that such rules have not been mentioned in the Quran.
The Contents of this Book
This is a two-volume work. Each book contains three sections. The first five sections deal with Islam, the Quran, the biography of Muhammad and his companions, his disciples and his wives. The last section (Section 6) deals with Christianity and Christ, in some detail. Yet, at the end of the first book, some facts about Christianity will be mentioned briefly.
In the first section, the reader will discover that all Muslim scholars and historians agree that (according to Islamic law) the Muslim who leaves Islam and converts to another religion or to no religion is to be sentenced to death unless he repents and returns to Islam within a few days. So said Muhammad and so said all the Muslim successors (Khaliefa).
The first section deals with human rightsrights that are lost completely in Islam. We will see clearly how Muhammad compelled (by the sword) that Arabs accept Islam or to be killed, as is stated plainly in verses of the Quran. This book will help you see how Islam spread among Arabs and in other cities and countries such as Damascus, Jerusalem, Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, all the countries of North Africa, India, and China. In fact, Muhammad and his successors (Khaliefa) had but three options for the surrounding nations: convert to Islam, pay tribute, or be killed, as is plainly presented in verses of the Quran according to all Muslim scholars and historians. So the objective of the first section is to remove one of the veils that covers the face of Islam by claiming that Islam respects human rights and freedom of religion.
The second section of this book aims at removing the second veil of Islam for Islam calls itself the religion of equality and social justice. Upon reading this chapter, even the Muslim will discover that Islam is the religion of inequalitybetween men and women, Muslims and non-Muslims, and even between a man and his own brotherin a shameful obvious way because Islam believes in slavery. It is inevitable that the reader be astonished to realize the disgraceful, lowly position of women in Islam and in the eyes of Muhammad.
Humiliating non-Muslims is another example of injustice which is based upon Islamic Law, the sayings of Muhammad and verses from the Quran, according to all Muslim scholars. Moreover, we will see that Muhammad owned dozens of slaves whose names can be mentioned. In addition, he was a slave merchant who bought, sold and rented out his slaves especially after he claimed himself to be a prophet and after migrating from Mecca to Yathrib (according to Ibn Kaim Al-Gozieha).
The third section gives a circumstantial account of the Quran, the book of Muslims, and its teachings. Not only does the Quran tell mythical stories (such as that of a war between King Solomon supported by Hoopoe against the ants kingdom), but also is full of numerous errors (especially scientific ones) such as locating the site of sunset in a fixed area of the earth. These are the main issues covered in the first book of this set.
As to the second book of this two-volume set (to be published following shortly upon the first), it will be dedicated to depicting the life of Muhammad and his companions; i.e., his disciples, successors (Khaliefa) and his wives. Even the Muslim reader will be astonished to learn how cruel and brutal Muhammad was as he tortured his captives with fire, then killed them and took their wives as bond maids and wives for himself as well as for his companions. Had anyone dared to write defamatory poetry about him, the poet would have been assassinated whether a centenarian or a nursing mother.
The reader will see clearly Muhammads uncontrollable forbidden sexual lusts, including his desire to marry the wives of his companions. So he claimed that verses of the Quran were revealed to him to satisfy his desires and to allow him to marry those wives after they had been divorced from his companions just for that purpose. Moreover, sexual perversion was one of the characteristics of Muhammad. He desired, and married such young girls as Aisha, whom he married when she was six years old and he was fifty-one. One day he saw a young girl playing, he desired her and pledged to marry her if she reached her age of maturity while he was still alive! Yet he died before she grew up for he was sixty years old when he made that pledge. In fact, this is a portrait of Muhammads life.
Following Muhammads death, his companions fought each other in relentless, savage wars. Competing for authority and out of deeply rooted hatred, Muhammads relatives and closest friends sacrificed and slaughtered one another. Muhammads wife, Aisha (together with Talha and Al-Zobair) led the wars against Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, Muhammads cousin. Consequently, Ali Ibn Abi Taleb together with Muhammads closest companions fought Muawiyah, one of those who had been trusted to wrote down the Quran for Muhammad. Then Ali killed thousands of his faithful followers (led by Al-Khawareg) in a few hours despite the fact that they had fought Aisha and Muawiyah with him.
Othman Ibn Affan, the third successor (Khaliefa), who married two daughters of Muhammad successively, was killed by famous companions and relatives such as Muhammad Ibn Abu Bakr Al-Sediek and Ammar Ibn Yaser at the instigation of Aisha, Amr Ibn Al-As and others. These are only a few examples of the astonishing deeds of those to whom paradise was promised. Not only did Muhammad describe his companions as the best nation, but the Quran also praised them. All these historical facts are agreed upon by all Muslim scholars and historians according to the references which will be mentioned in detail.
No wonder that we see Muslims these days fighting with each other. In fact, these wars and hostilities spring from the heart of the teachings of Islam since it calls for the use of force to combat wrongdoing, as Muhammads relatives did with one another. It was Muhammad who said that "... whoever sees an abomination must straighten it with his hands." Saddam Hussein repeated and relied upon this saying of Muhammad in his attack on Kuwaits ruling family. Muslim brotherhood in Egypt depended upon this saying when they killed Anwar El Sadat. Why not, if Ali Ibn Abi-Talib attacked Muawiyah! A great Muslim even killed Othman, the third caliph and Muhammads relative, and one of the Quranic writers who was promised paradise by Muhammad.
In the last section, Section 6, the fundamental principles of Christianity will be highlighted, and the way of salvation and abundant life will be outlined. Also, the most important questions raised by our Muslim brothers will be answered.
Our Hopes and Expectations
We believe this book will prove to be of great interest to the religious world as it highlights essential facts about Islam, the Quran, Muhammad, his companions and his wives for the first time. Therefore, we hope for and expect a spiritual revolution and drastic change in the Islamic world as a result of the publication of this book and its translation into different languages. In fact, it will require countless knees to bow before our great living God for the fulfillment of our expectations.
We will persevere in fasting and prayers that our One true God will lead millions of Muslims to the fountain of living waters waters of joy and salvation, for this is the call of our God in the Bible.
"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters .... Listen diligently to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance" (Isaiah 55:1-2).
Christ invited everyone to come to Him as He said:
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).
Praise God, for God is love!