No Eating Lest Ye Offend The Muslims (The Glory of Ramadan on the Non-Muslim Community)

DOCTORS and health workers have been banned from eating lunch at their desks – in case it offends their Muslim colleagues.

Health chiefs believe the sight of food will upset Muslim workers when they are celebrating the religious festival Ramadan.

The lunch trolley is also to be wheeled out of bounds as the 30-day fast begins next month.

But staff and politicians branded the move political correctness gone mad and warned that it was a step too far.

Bill Aitken, the Scottish Conservative justice spokesman, said: “This advice, well-meaning as it may be, is total nonsense.

“It is the sort of thing that can stir up resentment rather than result in good relations.”

The new guidance comes in the wake of the failed terror attacks on Glasgow and the death of suspect Kafeel Ahmed, 27.

Health chiefs in Lothian and Glasgow will give all employees time off to pray and to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.

But Greater Glasgow and Clyde as well as Lothian NHS boards also issued the advice, warning workers not to take working lunches, and said all vending machines should be removed from areas where Muslims work.

One senior consultant said: “What next? Are we going to have advice on how to deal with Catholics during Lent?
“This kind of thing does more harm than good.”

The guidance, which was sent round many organisations, was produced by Glasgow consultancy Meem, which advises on Muslim issues and counts the Scottish Parliament among its clients.

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/16309

During the period of Lent the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church (specifically) and other Christian denominations fast for a period of 40 days.  The grand total of people belonging to these denominations dwarfs that of the Islamic community, especially in the United Kingdom.

Should everyone else be subject to these rules during the period of Lent?

This is a hypocritical move.

(Note, the Eastern and Wester Churches celebrate lent at different times so the period would be over 40 days)

Who are you?

Throughout our relatively short history many charges have been brought against the site regarding who it is run and funded by. Some times the claims are simply ignored for their absurdity whereas other times they are addressed in the comment replies.

Firstly, we are not funded by any special interest group, political party or ‘zionist organisations’. Recently a claim was spread on social networking sites that we were funded by the Israeli intelligence agency MOSSAD. This is another farfetched and false claim however there are people within the Islamic community willing to believe this. Any criticism of Islam they try and write off as part of a Zionist plot or Jewish persecution instead of examining the legitimacy of the claims.

Regarding the details of who we are for various reasons much is veiled. This is not to deceive but it is for the protection of our authors who come from all walks of life. If authors wish to bring their identity forwards they may and many do by referencing themselves by name as the author of their articles.

Some of our contributors include people from the United Kingdom, the US,  Australia, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Indonesia and other locations that are not known to myself. The credentials of our various authors vary from no formal academic qualifications to doctorate students. Non-Muslims, ex-Muslims and even Muslims.  We have regular articles by published authors, public debaters and even lecturers.
We will soon be expanding our format and will reorganise articles accordingly as when this site was originally conceived we did not expect such a great influx of visitors and contributions.

Fatwa of the Month: Islam allows Rape and Wife Beating

Husband forcing his wife to have intercourse

Is it permissible for a man to force his wife or slave to have intercourse if she refuses?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The woman does not have the right to refuse her husband, rather she must respond to his request every time he calls her, so long as that will not harm her or keep her from doing an obligatory duty.

Al-Bukhaari (3237) and Muslim (1436) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)  said: “If a man calls his wife to his bed and she refuses, and he spends the night angry with her, the angels curse her until morning.”

If she refuses with no excuse, she is disobeying and is being defiant (nushooz), and he is no longer obliged to spend on her and clothe her.

The husband should admonish her and remind her of the punishment of Allaah, and forsake her in her bed. He also has the right to hit her, in a manner that does not cause injury. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“As to those women on whose part you see ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allaah is Ever Most High, Most Great”

[al-Nisa’ 4:34]

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked what a husband should do if his wife refuses him when he asks for intimacy.

He replied:

It is not permissible for her to rebel against him or to withhold herself from him, rather if she refuses him and persists in doing so, he may hit her in a manner that does not cause injury, and she is not entitled to spending or a share of his time [in the case of plural marriage].” Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 32/279.

And he was asked about a man who has a wife who is rebellious and refuses intimacy – does she forfeit the right to maintenance and clothing, and what should she do?

He replied:

She forfeits her right to maintenance and clothing if she does not let him be intimate with her. He has the right to hit her if she persists in being defiant. It is not permissible for her to refuse intimacy if he asks for that, rather she is disobeying Allaah and His Messenger (by refusing). In al-Saheeh it says: “If a man calls his wife to his bed and she refuses, the One Who is in heaven will be angry with her until morning comes.”

From Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 32/278. The hadeeth was narrated by Muslim, 1736.

So the wife should be admonished first, and warned against defiance (nushooz) and of the anger of Allaah and the curse of the angels. If she does not respond, then the husband should forsake her in her bed, and if she does not respond to that, then he may hit her in a manner that does not cause injury. If none of these steps are effective, then he may stop spending on her maintenance and clothing, and he has the right to divorce her or to allow her to separate from him by khula’ in return for some financial settlement, such as giving up the mahr.

Similarly a slave woman does not have the right to refuse her master’s requests unless she has a valid excuse. If she does that she is being disobedient and he has the right to discipline her in whatever manner he thinks is appropriate and is allowed in sharee’ah.

And Allaah knows best.

The above is Fatwa number 33597 appearing on the Islamic website of Shayk Muhammad Al-Muajjid’s ‘Islam Questions and Answers’. A link for verification: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/33597

Muhammad’s Polytheism in Islam

Muslims brag that they believe in one God! But is it really true? Why Allah Himself emphatically admitted in the Holy Quran (37:125; 23:72) about the existence of different Gods?

Islam claims to be a monotheistic belief system! The basic ‘mantra’ of Islam is that there is one God! The Kalima Tyyaba, the Muslim profession of faith, says: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

This is the basic teaching of Islam. According to this Islamic ‘mantra’ there is only one God, who is Allah. In fact, Islam does not recognize any other God or Gods, period. That is the basic reason why the puritan Muslims do not respect any other religion and entertain the desire to eliminate all other creeds and establish Islam as the sole religion on Earth, which belongs to Allah alone. At least, this is what most pukka (real) Muslims (the al-Qaeda Jihadis) do believe!

This is the main reason why Muslims in the West can never integrate with the culture of their host nation. This is the basic reason why Muslims are causing troubles in almost every country on earth. In fact, Muslims in the western societies are basically a cancerous element in the cultural mix of any host nation. Truly speaking, pure Muslims (Jihadi varieties) can not mix with the gullible Muslims or general public even in their country of birthPakistan, Bangladesh, Algeria and Indonesia, for example.

For the same reason, Prophet of Islam had declared war against the polytheists of his birthplace and relentlessly fought at least 78 battles killing thousands of infidels and enslaved thousands of their men, women and children. Only crime those poor infidels had committed was their belief systems in polytheistic and other non-Islamic religions.

Muhammad forced them to believe in one sole God, namely Allah and None else! As per this belief system of Prophet Muhammad—there isn’t a God other than Allah. Another verse in the Quran says:

3:18: There is no god but He…!

According to this verse alone, again we are to believe that Islamic basic teaching is just one God—which is Allah!

Surprisingly, however, one can find some Quranic verses which are telling the different story altogether! Let’s examine the following two verses:

Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators, [Quran: 37:125, Yusuf Ali]

Or is it that thou askest them for some recompense? But the recompense of thy Lord is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance. [Quran: 23:72, Yusuf Ali]

In these two verses, Allah tells a different story. “Best of creators” means one creator who is better than some other creators. Therefore, Muslims believe there are multiple creators; Allah being the best of them all—whom Muslims must worship.

Similarly, “Best of those who give sustenance” means Allah is best giver of sustenance than the other Gods. In other words, Allah can give better nourishment or better livelihoods than the other Gods out there. Therefore, Muslims should worship to Allah alone, who can offer them the best of goodies. Allah is like a politician, who urges voters to give their allegiance to him offering them the best of goodies, if chosen.

In the above two Quranic verses Allah clearly admits the existence of multiple Gods; He being best of Them. Therefore, the Muslim claim that there is only one God is false and ridiculous in the least. Allah himself refutes this uneducated claim of Muslims.

Baal, the Moon God, whom Pagans used to worship was also another God but less powerful, weak and imperfect than Allah – may be! All those 360 idols kept in the Ka’ba and later destroyed by the Prophet of Islam, were also Gods of some quality, although inferior or less powerful than Allah.

The million dollar question is why then Allah called Pagans nonbelievers who may have believed in BAAL the Moon-God, or in other 360 different Gods?

Was Allah lying to Muslims? Why Allah asked Muslims (in Quran) to kill others who did not believe in Islam?

Could any Islamic scholar explain this Islamic puzzle?

Drugged Female Would-Be Suicide Bomber Surrenders (Iraq)

A teenage girl wearing an explosive suicide vest surrendered to police in the Iraqi city of Baqouba rather than detonating the device, according to video pictures released yesterday. The girl, who gave her name as Rania and said she was born in 1993, was shown handcuffed to a metal frame as officers tried to cut away the bomb hidden under layers of floral-decorated robes.

She appeared dazed as officers covered her bare shoulders with a jacket. One policeman suggested she had been drugged before being sent on the mission on Sunday.

The film recorded an officer pulling out a wire before removing the vest. It was reportedly packed with 33lb of explosives in six compartments.

Police said she was fitted with the explosives by female relatives of her husband, whom she married five months ago. An Iraqi police officer claimed the girl’s family was known for supporting al-Qaida in Iraq and that her father had carried out a suicide bombing. She was detained by police.

Women have been used increasingly in suicide attacks in Iraq. The number of female bombers has more than tripled, from eight in 2007 to 29 this year, according to US military officials.

Islamic Hackers Strike Dutch Websites: E-Terrorism?

In what appears to be a mass defacement, where several hundred domains take advantage of a shared hosting provider,Net Devilz Netherlands starting as of this Friday, an Islamic hacker known as nEt^DeViL — this is not the NetDevilz team that hijacked the DNS records of the ICANN and Photobucket in June — managed to successfully hack a couple of hundred Dutch web sites as a hacktivist response to the release of the Fitna film, a controversial film released by Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch parliament in March, 2008.

How did they do it? Since all of the sites are parked on a single IP (81.4.97.190) owned by the Geenpunt.nl hosting company, compromising it means having the ability to compromise the content on all the domains hosted there, which is exactly what happened in this case.

The message they left is still active at most of the sites :

“Anti-Fitna (  Response to the Fitna Movie by ‘Geert Wilders’ Cow ! ) This hax0ring is to defend ISLAM – The Religion of [ Abraham, Moses, Jesus & Muhammad ( Peace Be Upon Them All ) ] that Insulted by a Cow ! from Netherlands ! Show Some Respect ! so , I can Leave you in Peace ! [ You’ve Started it ! ] , I don’t have problems with your site but, that what Geert Wilders Cow! chose for you 😉 If you think that ” Insulting GOD Religion is a Freedom of  Speech as your country did , then allow me to show you my Freedom knowledge of  Hacking 😉 ”

[ by the way, nothing was deleted relax ^_^ only your index renamed ] [ NOAnti Fitna Defacements WAR ] … [ NO HATING ] … [ NO Lammers ! ] … [ NO Subdirs 😉 ] Can Break Your Lame Security ! [ Love Coding than Hacking 😉 ‘ Perl , Python , PHP, JavaScript , HTML, VB , Borland Delphi, a Little of C/C++ & Assembly ‘ ]

aB0 m0h4mMed .. for the Old Times Greets & Peace to my Brothers. Abu_Zahra[My Best friend ] ○ Saudia_Hacker  ○ Abu Lafy   ○ DeadLine , DosMan & b0hAjEr [ Q8Crackers Crew ] ○ Yanis ○ Broken-Proxy ○ Eddy_BAck0o ○ Mianwalian & ZeRo from [#WHACKERZ ] ○ SaveChanges[ PHA ] ○ FBH Crew ○ Apocalypse ○ PaKBrain ○ DaVenjah! ○ BrEakerS  ○ Red Devils Crew[ Saudi|x ]  ○ by_emR3 , Kerem125 , Gsy & Alemin Krali [ Gr347 7urk15h |3ro7h3r5 ] ○ sys-worm(turkish) ○ F10 ○ ZombiE_KsA  ○ xOOmxOOm net_devil@hackermail.com”

Naturally, this isn’t the first time Islamic hacking groups attacked web sites belonging to a particular country that somehow offended their beliefs. For instance, in 2006, the same mass defacements took place on over 600 Danish web sites in response to the Mohammed’s cartoons released in local newspapers. This hacktivist approach of spreading propaganda isn’t necessarily a full-scale cyber war, it’s an example of information warfare aiming to reach as many Dutch Internet users as possible due to the apparently insecure web hosting provider that they are all using.

Pure hacktivism isn’t dead, as compared to previous web site defacement analysis where the people behind them were hacktivismmultitasking by also hosting malware, phishing and blackhat SEO junk pages on the compromised servers, in this case they only defaced the main pages. However, what pure hacktivism turned into today, consciously of subconsciously, is the propaganda division of an information warfare unit, where given the hundreds of thousands of easily detectable insecure sites within a particular country’s Web, this political propaganda can easily turn into a large scale malware attack.

As in real life through, the real cyber conflicts usually start due to such provocations where a single group or a script kiddie’s actions can cause a lot of damage if that’s what they want to achieve at the first place.

Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1788

An Interview with Brigitte Gabriel

Brigitte Gabriel is a wonderful author and activist who has first hand experience dealing with Islam, Islamic extremists and Islamic terrorist organisations. Here is an interesting interview that appeared on the New York Times website.

I recommend her book ‘Because They Hate’ to anyone interested in Islamists, the Lebanese Civil War, Role of Israel in Lebanese Christian resistance or just a touching human story.

As a Lebanese-Christian immigrant who spent her girlhood amid the bloody devastation of the Lebanese civil war, you have lately emerged as one of the most vehement critics of radical Islam in this country. Are you concerned that your new book, “They Must Be Stopped,” will feed animosity toward Muslims? I do not think I am feeding animosity. I am bringing an issue to light. I disapprove of any religion that calls for the killing of other people. If Christianity called for that, I would condemn it.

What about all the moderate Muslims who represent our hope for the future? Why don’t you write about them? The moderate Muslims at this point are truly irrelevant. I grew up in the Paris of the Middle East, and because we refused to read the writing on the wall, we lost our country to Hezbollah and the radicals who are now controlling it.

In your new book, you write about the Muslim presence in America and bemoan the rise of Islamic day schools and jihad summer camp. Is there really such a thing? Yes. Instead of taking lessons on swimming and gymnastics, the kids are listening to speakers give lectures titled “Preparation for Death” and “The Life in the Grave.”

You also lament the public foot baths that have been installed at the University of Michigan and elsewhere to accommodate Muslim students. I lived in the Middle East for the first 24 years of my life. Never once did I see any foot-washing basins in airports or public buildings. So why are they pushing them down the throats of Americans?

I can’t get upset if people want to wash their feet before they pray. This is the way they are taking over the West. They are doing it culturally inch by inch. They don’t need to fire one bullet. Look what is happening in Europe. Do we want to become like “Eurabia”?

But relatively few Muslims live in this country — about three million, or 1 percent of the population, whereas Amsterdam, for instance, has been estimated to be as high as 24 percent Muslim. They started as guest workers in Europe; they grow at a much faster rate than any other religion.

Your last book related the story of your childhood in southern Lebanon, where you hid out in a bomb shelter for seven years after your house was destroyed by a Muslim militia. Were you surprised it became a best seller? No, I was not surprised. Anyone can relate to a story about human suffering inflicted by radicals.

Are your parents still in Lebanon? I became an orphan at the age of 23. Both my parents are buried in Israel, on Mount Zion, with Oskar Schindler.

Why did you bury them in Israel? I wanted to honor my parents. After all, it is the Holy Land. And I wanted to ensure that both my children will know where my loyalty lies — with Israel, because Israel for me represents democracy, respect and human rights, something that no other country in the Arabic world offers.

Are you an agent of the U.S. government? No.

Are you underwritten by the C.I.A.? No. Are you kidding? In 2000, I voted for Al Gore.

But I see that R. James Woolsey, a former director of the C.I.A., serves on the board of American Congress for Truth, your educational foundation. We also have John Loftus, a staunch Democrat and former Justice Department prosecutor. We are not Red or Blue.

Where do you live? I do not share that information because of the death threats I receive.

Threats from anyone we know? Al Qaeda mentioned my name on their top Internet sites and recently sent a press release about my work.

If you are worried about death threats, why would you put a glamorous photograph of yourself on the cover of your new book? In Lebanon, we were raised to be glamorous, feminine and sensual. It’s the only good thing we inherited from the French.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/magazine/17wwln-Q4-t.html?_r=1&ref=books&oref=slogin

So I decided to suggest Homosexuals not be persecuted under Islamic Law…

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One day I decided to promote the idea of giving homosexuals basic human rights in Islam and Sharia run countries.

What was the response to this by our beloved progressive moderate Muslims of facebook?

Ahmad Aloran (Jordan) wrote

“hey
u r all sick people
disgusting ,gays are shit
they r garbage
i think every gay should search 4 thier parents first be4 they start talking about their rights.
so
with my best wishes
gays all
u r going straight to hell”

Kemo Staytieh (Jordan) wrote

“you mother fuckers mohammad ( salla alla 3aleh w salam ) ddnt support dat and its forbidden and the other thin that you are all know that islam is the right religon thats why u try to detroy its image cuz u know its butter than wht u belive or wht u try to cinvince ur self that u belive …. Bhavya Ketan dnt try to talk about cuz we know whts islam then we could blow u up mother fucker im muslim and arabic and im proud of that …….. god bless all muslims “

“u know that very well i wish that i could come then i’ll teach u wht muslims do and for u ian u could go and fuck ur self cuz thats wht fags do”

After these comments someone decided it was time to bring up apparent miracles in the Qur’an which was totally irrelevant…

Rami Abu Sharaiha (Jordan) wrote

“may god burn u in hell .. thats all what u will have ..
after death ..”

So suggesting people not get brutally slaughtered for their own sex life means I belong in hell?

Suheil Zeqlam (Jordan) wrote

“fuck u ..u r the most mother fucker i’v ever seen
islam is the best..do u think ur religon is better u r wrong…because ur religon smils shit like u ass hall :@”

For suggesting fellow people have rights?

Khaled Nizar Steitieh (Jordan) wrote

“you assmouth son of all of us
you suck donkey ass
tel7as la ten3as”

Leena LaffLaff (Jordan) wrote

“ur saying that because u r such a jealous gay!
i feel sry for u PSYCHOPATH!
ur the most pathetic person iv ever knwn!
GO TO HELL!”

“and you knw about that gayness thing?
its forbidden in our religioun!
and there’s a big punishment for those gay ppl like u!
so plz just shut ur mouth and keep ur shit for urself”

Then there were random comments about the Bible being corrupted which has nothing to do with the issue at hand.

Al Adaileh Boss wrote

“yeh fuck every one talks about islam,
and who talk…. i think he wants man to sleep with him “

Saif Bitar (Al Asriyya Schools) wrote

“u fuckin gay peace of shit……ISLAM is the right religion nd u gotta fuckin respect it before i shove my leg up ur ass u gay peace of shit nd mohammad is the best person alive nd will stay the best person alive u fuckin count peace of crap see gay people were brought up from europe nd americans u fuckin asshole u guys r the gay people nd one dayy u will get ur ass beating nd i hopee it will bee mee….fuckin assholes…..nd like everyone says ISLAM is the right religion thats why u gay asses r gonna die one day”

And why was asking Muslims to consider other peoples way of life before brutually executing them or imprisoning them a pointless task?

“Whoever dislikes or hates my point of view, contact me and I’ll be more than happy to fuck up his life.” (Abedel Rhman Saadeh (Modern American School))

Islam, the religion of closed minded bigotry.

Why Muslims should worship other gods too?

The religion of Islam revolves around what are known to be its five pillars. These pillars are: (1). Believing in the Oneness of Allah and that the Prophet Muhammad is (not was!) His Prophet; (2). Offering daily five prayers to Allah; (3) Fasting in the month of Ramadhan; (4). Giving Zakat [alms] to the indigent Muslims and (5) Performing Hajj in Mecca at least once in one’s lifetime, if one is physically able to undertake it.

There is another cardinal Islamic belief to which all Muslims must subscribe; it being: Allah has no form or a shape and that He has no children, as He does not have a wife, or a female companion[1] to bear them for Him. This belief is very logical, for it will be a sheer stupidity for a shapeless being to have a woman to be his wife or a girlfriend. But is Allah really a shapeless or formless Being, and also, if He is a man or a woman?

Allah says in the Quran that He sees everything that exists on earth and what people do.[2] So Allah has eyes. In the time of Muhammad, Allah stealthily sat with the enemies of His Prophet and heard their discussions and then dutifully reported them to him so that he could take actions against them.[3] Allah has feet;[4] that is why He made fun of the idols for not having the ability to go to their worshippers and listen to their prayer. He also has hands[5] and He breathes, too.[6] Like a human being, He also talks.[7]

Allah also eats and aspires for all the comforts we humans seek in our lives. That is why He asked for a share of the booty His Muslim soldiers collected in the time of Muhammad from the defeated enemies of Islam.[8] He has not said, however, how He used those male and female slaves whom He came to own through His Prophet, and how He is going to use them, if His soldiers were to win battles and wars against His unbelieving enemies in future.

The Quran proves beyond any doubt that Allah is like a human being, with all the limbs almost all of us – the humans – possess. He is not shapeless or formless and that He is a man; that is why He, like a man, said in the Quran that He has no wife or girlfriend to bear children for Him. The fact that Muhammad met Allah in the seventh heaven and had a conversation with Him confirms His existence in a form or shape and that He is no different than a normal human being with all the limbs and faculties we humans have to have to lead a normal life on earth.

But is Allah the only Lord of the Universe and if He is the only Creator and Sustainer of all the lives that live in heaven and on earth?

Allah answered these questions over 1400 years ago, saying:

There is no god but He: That is the witness of Allah, His angels, and those endued with knowledge standing firm on justice. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise. [Quran 3:18:]

Say: Truly am I a Warner: no god is there but the One Allah, Supreme and Irresistible,- [Quran 38:65]

The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all between, – exalted in Might, able to enforce His Will, forgiving again and again. [Quran 38:66]

According to Allah, there is no god but Him and that He is Supreme, Irresistible, and Almighty and Wise – qualities that enable Him to enforce His Will with no difficulty whatsoever. These qualities, together with Him being omniscient, are what make the Muslims surrender themselves to Him in the hope that He would forgive their worldly sins on the Day of Judgment – though it is not likely to take place again after its occurrence a long time ago[9] – and grant them the Gardens of Eternity (Jannati AAadnin)[10] in which they hope to live forever.

After claiming that He was the lone Allah who ruled the Universe and who implemented His Will at will, Allah also said in the Quran [37:125]:

Yusuf Ali: Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
Pickthall: Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,
Shakir: What! do you call upon Ba’l and forsake the best of the creators,

Allah also said [Quran 23:72]:

Yusuf Ali: Or is it that thou askest them for some recompense? But the recompense of thy Lord is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
Pickthall: Or dost thou ask of them (O Muhammad) any tribute? But the bounty of thy Lord is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.
Shakir: Or is it that you ask them a recompense? But the recompense of your Lord is best, and He is the best of those who provide sustenance.

A careful reading of verse 37:125 will reveals that by asking His audience [will ye forsake the Best of creators], Allah has admitted that there exist other gods or Allahs, including Baal, besides Him, but they are not as best as He is. Verse 23:72 reveals the same thing i.e. there are other gods or Allahs besides Him, but He is the best among them in providing sustenance to the creations He and other gods create.

Allah’s confession to the existence of lesser gods makes it amply clear that He is not the lone Allah who was responsible for the creation of the Universe and all the lives that live in it. He is also not the only provider of sustenance to all lives; other gods, too, provide it to the beings they created, but the measure of sustenance they provide to them is not as good as that of Allah.

This conclusion leads me to ask: Should not the poor Muslims worship, and pray more vigorously to, those gods or Allahs who are responsible for providing them with their sustenance, and strongly besiege them to increase their sustenance to the level of sustenance Allah provides only to those people He Himself created or creates with His own hands?

On the creation of man, Allah has said in the Quran [95:4]:

Yusuf Ali: [We have indeed created man in the best of moulds, ]
Pickthall: [Surely We created man of the best stature.]
Shakir: [Certainly We created man in the best make.]

Allah followed His above statement on the creation of man by saying [Quran 95:5]:

Yusuf Ali: [Then do We abase him (to be) the lowest of the low,-]
Pickthall: [Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low,]
Shakir: [Then We render him the lowest of the low.]

How does Allah change the [best make of man] into the lowest of the low?

Here is the answer to the question: Allah created Adam from black mud that gave forth sound.[11] Where Allah had collected this mud from is not mentioned in the Quran. From one of his ribs, Allah created his wife with the intention to let them live forever in the celestial Gardens. If they had not eaten the fruit of the forbidden tree, both of them would still be living in the Gardens, and the earth would never have seen a single human being on its bosom!

Once Adam and his wife were on earth, Allah began the creation of their [progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid {i.e. semen} {that is} despised].[12] This led Abdullah Yusuf Ali to quip: [… man is, in spite of his high destiny, often the lowest of the low].[13]

Since Allah creates all humans with a despicable fluid, the question of them being the best among all of His creations does not arise. They are born with a lowly nature; they retain it with them until their death.

Their lowly nature manifested itself when Allah had to deal with them in the past. He reports one of their lowly natures in the following words [Quran 33:72]:

Yusuf Ali: We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it;- He was indeed unjust and foolish;-

Pickthall: Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man assumed it. Lo! he hath proved a tyrant and a fool.

Shakir: Surely We offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to be unfaithful to it and feared from it, and man has turned unfaithful to it; surely he is unjust, ignorant;

It is clear from the above statement of Allah that the Heavens, the Earth and the Mountains were very clever in refusing to accept His Trust {i.e. the Religion of Islam}, as they knew they would not be able to keep it, and this they made known to Him by speaking out their minds. But man accepted it, without realizing the consequence of his action, thereby proving to Allah that he was a tyrant and a fool!

But as Allah did not find anyone else to bear the burden of His Trust, He entrusted it to man, knowing well that he was a tyrant and a fool. This action on Allah’s part speaks a volume on His own foolish nature and His propensity to take advantage of the foolish men and women He created with a malicious intention.

That said, the questions that beg answers are: Is man the best among the creations of Allah and what Allah expected a tyrant and foolish man to do on earth? Is not a foolish man supposed to do foolish things in his life? Is not worshipping idols and lesser gods part of his foolishness? If it is, then why Allah fought and killed with His own hand the Pagans of the Arabian Peninsula who worshipped idols, believing them to be their protectors and sustainers?


[1] See verse 6:101 of the Quran. In it, Allah has said that He has no [sahibatun]; it denoting a female companion, and not a [consort] as translated by the translators of the Quran.

[2] See 2:144.

[3] The Quran; 4:108.

[4] The Quran; 7:195.

[5] The Quran; 38:75.

[6] The Quran; 15:29.

[7] The Quran is Allah’s literal word, which He relayed to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel.

[8] See the Quran; 8:41.

[9] Cf. The Quran; 66:10.

[10] The Quran; 38:50.

[11] The Quran; 15:26.

[12] The Quran; 32:8. Also see 75:37 for a similar statement from Allah.

[13] The Holy Quran; vol. 2, p. 1321.

Arabic Magazine Discovers Gay Disease?

The article, in the free magazine al-Salam which is distributed to restaurants and cafes around the German capital, is couched in pseudo-scientific language, and accompanied with graphic photos of skin diseases.

Titled “A flesh-eating bacteria and sexual abnormality,” the article claims that gay men are hit by deadly diseases and that Muslim “brothers” should not shake their hands as “one never knows what kind of bacteria and germs are found on them.”

Full article: http://www.thelocal.de/13715/20080815/