Monday, January 19, 2009

True Teachings of Islam

Islam in its purest, monotheistic form. Untainted by Saints, Hadiths or transgression. Islam when Nabi Muhammad (saws)preached it in Mecca & Medina. That is the Islam I love and practice -insha'allah. As I'm learning more and more about Islam and the difference of opinions within it, I am starting to gradually make my own conclusions. Before, in the early days of hijab and my acceptance of Islam (Translation- When I finally practiced what the Imam preached), I would accept whatever any 'higher' being said. Music is haram? Okay then. Guys had a right over girls? Sure. But as gullible as I was, I finally started looking these 'things' up and seeing if what people told me were actually true. [[Website that I am currently addicted to: www.submission.org it is very in-depth and provides much of the basis of my arguments]]

I remember a discussion with my father once, when he said no country could be ruled under Sharia law. When I asked why, he said no one could ever follow through with the punishments. Such as stoning an adulterer or adulteress. But I told him that wasn't true, because in the Qur'an you must give them 80 lashes and they have to repent. Apparently, due to a hadith, you had to stone the fornicator. Now back then, I would have accepted it, but as I learned more, Allah swt is never wrong. He would never say one thing in the Qur'an only to have the Prophet (saw) or Sahabah say something completely different. Some say that you must stone the married fornicator but lash the unmarried one. SAME THING. Wouldn't a married fornicator then be known as an adulterer? Now I know there is that very mysterious verse called the Verse of the Rajm
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

Umar said, “I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, “We do not find the Verses of the Rajam (stoning to death) in the Holy Book,” and consequently they may go astray by leaving an obligation that Allah has revealed. Lo! I confirm that the penalty of Rajam be inflicted on him who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if he is already married and the crime is proved by witnesses or pregnancy or confession.” Sufyan added, “I have memorized this narration in this way.” ‘Umar added, “Surely Allah’s Apostle carried out the penalty of Rajam, and so did we after him.” [2]

Ayesha:

“When the verses “Rajm” [Stoning] and ayah “Rezah Kabir” descended, they were written on a piece of paper and kept under my pillow. Following the demise of Prophet Muhammad (S) a goat ate the piece of paper while we were mourning.”


The other verse “Rezah Kabir” being the same verse that purportedly has the whole "suckling an adult" verse. How perverse, disturbing, and the real reason it was abrogated by divine intervention (Coincidence a goat came and ate it? I think not.)
But this forgotten hadith would contradict ayat in the Qur'an that reads:24.02 The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.

Further proof is that adultery is a serious crime and a judge cannot simply punish the person,unless four witnesses provide proof against him/her.And even if proved guilty, the punishment is to confine them to houses.
[4:15] If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (Reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some (other) way.


Another issue was for stealing. My father would never want to cut my hands off for stealing those sunglasses from the Mall. (Never happened by the way, I paid the full 12 dollars!) The evidence of this is from Surah 5 ayat 38:

[5:38] The thief, male or female, you shall mark their hands* as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from GOD. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

Note where it's starred? It shows that this practice of cutting off the thief's hand, as decreed by the "Muslims", is a satanic practice without Qur'anic basis. Due to the special importance of this example, God has provided mathematical proof in support of marking the hand of the thief, rather than severing it. Verse 12:31

[12:31] When she heard of their gossip, she invited them, prepared for them a comfortable place, and gave each of them a knife. She then said to him, "Enter their room." When they saw him, they so admired him, that they cut their hands. They said, "Glory be to GOD, this is not a human being; this is an honorable angel."

It refers to the women who so admired Joseph that they "cut" their hands. Obviously, they did not "cut off" their hands; nobody can. The sum of the sura and verse numbers are the same for 5:38 and 12:31. It is also the will and mercy of God that this mathematical relationship conforms with the Qur'an's 19-based code. Nineteen verses after 12:31, we see the same word (12:50). (Now for the whole number 19 in the Qur'an, it is explained here, although I'd love to say it's a coincidence and these scholars have way too much time.) So there, hopefully I've debunked that one.

Oh, and all of these "fatwas" the so-called "Mullahs" keep making calling for the deaths of all apostates is ridiculous. It isn't even properly supported in the Qur'an. What happened to no compulsion in the religion?


-If all religions approve of execution for apostasy, it will be difficult not only for Muslims to embrace another religion but also for non-Muslims to embrace Islam.
-It is contradictory to say on one hand "There is no compulsion in religion (Qur'an [Qur'an 2:256])" and "Whosoever will, let him believe and whosoever will, let him disbelieve ([Qur'an 18:29])", and on the other to threaten to punish by death who renounces Islam and moves to reject Islam.

Taken from my good friend Wikipedia. And IT'S TRUE. God does not contradict Himself astagfurillah!

So due to this whole list of justifications, Sharia law can be used in any Islamic country but the leaders should not be hypocrites nor pick and choose whichever facts they please. But I've also had a real eye opener while researching and discussing this with my dad. I'll never again trust hadiths with the same blinding support I once did. I'll take every fatwa with doubt and unsure of it's authenticity until I can see for myself that it complies with all the is in the Qur'an. May Allah guide me onto the right path and forgive me for my errors.

"Surely there are many who forge lie against me, and their number is sure to increase; whoever intentionally tells a lie against me should prepare his abode in the Fire. Therefore, whenever a hadith is narrated to you, put it (for testing) before the Book of Allah and my (established) sunnah, and whatever conforms with the Book of Allah, take it; and what goes against the Book of Allah and my sunnah, reject it."

Nabi Muhammad (saws)


-Modest Justice

2 comments:

Marisa said...

I'm actually agree with you on a lot of this. If I had read just the hadiths, I never would have come to Islam, it was by reading GOD's words that brought me.

ModestJustice said...

Actually most of the hadiths deeply troubled me and I knew it couldn't really by the word of God. Hence the investigation.

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