The Pope Was Wrong -- Islam Brought Many New Concepts
13 Jan, 2007
In 2006 the Pope made a statement implying that islam did not
"bring anything new". Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Needless to say, Muslims all over the world resented this statement.
They very justifiably, rioted, burned down many churches, and killed
many infidel Christians including an old nun (Inshallah, Allah will
reward these rioting muslims with extra houris in paradise). The
Pope should be happy that the Muslim world is currently ruled by
corrupt apostate rulers. If we had a single true Muslim ruler like
Khomeini, there would be a reward of 10 million dollars on the
Pope's head for insulting our prophet.
The religion of Islam brought many new concepts to improve quality of life. Our great prophet was a very, liberal, innovative, lively, colorful and fun-loving man. Only the latter day narrow-minded Mullahs changed islam and made it as boring, drab and colorless as it is today. What is currently practiced is not true islam. True islam only prevailed in the days of prophet. Following are some of the innovations islam gave to the world (based on Hadiths and the Qu'ran)
SOCIALIZATION AND MIXING FREELY WITH OPPOSITE SEX
During the prophet's days Madina was an open society. Men and women could socialize freely unlike today's backward segregated muslim society. The holy prophet, our role model, could walk into a friend's house freely when his friend was not home, socialize with his wife, get served meals, get very personal services like a lice check from her, and even take a nap afterwards and wake up fully relaxed with a big smile on his face. Even in this day and age, and in the most modern western liberal society you can get in trouble for doing that. If you are caught, napping or lying down in your friend's house while his wife is busy groping your head exploring for lice, or busy in any other exploratory groping, you will get beaten up or even get killed.
Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 130:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle used to visit Um Haram bint Milhan she was the wife of 'Ubada bin As-Samit. One day the Prophet visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah's Apostle slept and afterwards woke up smiling.
FREEDOM OF WOMEN TO HAVE FUN WITH ANY ONE
Is it unusual to have fun with any one? Islam said "no".
Muslim women had more freedom and fun in the prophet days than the western women of today.
They could offer themselves to any one they chose without raising eyebrows.
The following aya clearly proves the above point.
33.50: Mohammed, you can have sex with any woman who offers herself
to you if you like her.
CASUAL SEX WAS ALLOWED BETWEEN TWO CONSENTING ADULTS
4.24 Lawful unto you are all those that ye seek content, give unto them their portions as a duty, there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement.
Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 130
"Prophet allowed us to marry women with a temporary contract".
The practice of casual sex between consenting adults is very
popular among real muslims and is known as "muta" although some
heretic mullahs prohibit it.
FREEDOM TO WEAR ANYTHING OR NOTHING AT ALL
In Madina, muslim women could wear anything they wanted, or wear nothing at all, if they chose to. According to the following Hadith, one day the Apostle happened to walk in on his gorgeous well-endowed daughter in law Zainab in her birthday suit:
Tabari wrote in History of Tabari, Vol 8:
"One day Muhammad went out looking for Zaid. Now there was a covering of hair cloth over the doorway, but the wind had lifted the covering so that the doorway was uncovered. Zaynab was in her chamber, undressed, and admiration for her entered the heart of the Prophet".
From prophet's body language Allah (and Zainab) noticed his rising admiration for Zainab's beauty. Allah immediately sent Jibraeel with the following aya:
"We married her to thee, that it might not be a crime in the faithful to marry the wives of their adopted sons"
ALCOHOL WAS DECLARED "THE DRINK OF PARADISE"
The Quran says, residents of paradise will have rivers of fine wine to quench thirst and enjoy themselves:
- 47.15 and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers,
- 76.5 the Righteous, shall drink Wine in paradise
- 76.21 Their Lord will slake their thirst with fine wine.
- 083.025: They will be given to drink fine wine.
ALCOHOL WAS A JIHAD DRINK
Due to the status of alcohol as an official paradise drink muslims
consumed it with religious conviction. Some even went to jihad
completely stoned. Going to jihad drunk was a win-win situation.
Booze not only numbed pain of injury, it also greatly improved
their chances of early martyrdom which meant instant paradise,
rivers of fine wine and 72 virgins in the sack.
Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 70:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
"Some people drank alcohol in the morning of the day (of the battle) of Uhud and were martyred (on the same day)."
ALCOHOL WAS A SOCIAL DRINK
Muslim Book 023, Number 4883:
Abd al-Aziz b. Suhaib reported: They (some persons) asked Anas b. Malik, about Fadikh (that is, a wine prepared from fresh dates), whereupon he said: There was no liquor with us except this Fadikih of yours. It was only this Fadikh that I had been serving to Abu Talha and Abu Ayyub and some persons from amongst the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) in our house.
MUSLIMS WERE ALLOWED TO ENJOY LIFE WITH WINE, WOMEN AND MUSIC
In the Prophet's time religious Muslims were not sour pusses, party poopers and bores like the sulky bearded ones these days. Islam allowed them to enjoy life to the fullest by mixing prayer with pleasure. When they were not busy praying in the mosque or out on jihad acquiring booty and killing kuffars, they partied and enjoyed wine, women and music:
The following Hadith is a typical day in the life of a pious jihadi Muslim like Hamza Bin Abdul Mutallib, (who got martyred in Uhud and achieved paradise), the beloved uncle of the apostle who got drunk religiously:
Sahih Muslim, Book 023, Number 4881:
Husain b. 'Ali reported " I found to my surprise that my two beloved camel's humps had been chopped off and their haunches had been cut off and their livers had been taken out. I could not help weeping when I saw that plight of theirs. I said: Who has done that? They said: Hamza b. 'Abd al-Muttalib has done this. and he is in this house dead drunk in the company of some of the Ansars with a singing girl singing before him and his companions. She said in her song: O Hamza. get up and attack these falty she-camels. Thereupon Hamza stood up with a sword (in his hand) and cut off their humps and ripped their haunches and tore out their livers. 'Ali said: I went away until I came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and there was with him Zaid b. Haritha. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) recognised from my face what I had experienced, whereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: What has happened to you? I said: Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I have never seen (such an unfortunate day) as this day. Hamza has committed aggression to my she-camels, and has cut off their humps. and ripped their haunches, and he is in a house in the company of some drunkards. (Hearing this) Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent for his mantle and, putting it on him, he proceeded, and I and Zaid b. Haritha followed him, until he came to the door (of the house) in which there was Hamza. He (the Holy Prophet) sought permission which they granted him. and they were all drunk. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) began to reprimand Hamza for what he had done. Hamza's eyes were red. He cast a glance at Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and then looked towards his knees. and then lifted his eyes and cast a glance at his waist and then lifted his eyes and saw his face. And then Hamza said: Are you anything but the slaves of my father? Alah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to know that he was intoxicated, and he thus turned upon his heels, and came out, and we also came out along with him.
INTRODUCTION OF FRENCH KISSING
French people take the credit of introducing the technique of French kissing. Not so quick. Actually it was our great apostle, who had introduced this technique for the purpose of quenching thirst and also to have some fun during a hot and boring day of fasting in Ramadan.
Sunaan Abu Dawud: Book 13, Number 2380:
Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to kiss her and suck her tongue when he was fasting.
FREEDOM OF WOMEN TO PEE AND DEFECATE IN THE OPEN IN FRESH AIR COMPLETELY UNVEILED
Who says that islam imprisons and suffocates women inside the four walls of their homes or it does not allow them to leave home unveiled and unaccompanied with mahrams. That is a lot of hogwash. The Prophet had the best looking wives and slave girls in Madina. They were all allowed to go outside and pee and defecate in the open fields completely unveiled. These days, though society accepts homeless men and hobos peeing or defecating in public places but the society still frowns upon women relieving themselves publicly. Thus by giving women this freedom, Islam was way ahead of it's time...
Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 149:
The Prophet said to his wives, "You are allowed to go out to answer the call of nature."
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 148:
The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina ) to answer the call of nature.. 'Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so.
SUNNA OF OPEN AIR PUBLIC PEEING/DEFECATION
Whoever wants to enjoy and also get rewarded with the sawab of following the sunna of open air peeing/ defecation must follow the following two rules.
1) The private parts shall never point towards islam's two most holy places.
Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 146:
Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari:
Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you goes to an open space for answering the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla; he should either face the east or the west."
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 147:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
"Whenever you sit for answering the call of nature, you should not face the Qibla or Bait-ulMaqdis ( Jerusalem)."
(To fulfill this sharia requirement all practicing muslims must
carry a compass to ensure that their private parts are pointing in
the right direction when attending the call of nature).
2) You shall wipe yourself with only odd number of stones.
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 163:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do so with odd numbers.
Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 158:
The Prophet went out to answer the call of nature and asked me to bring three stones.
ISLAM EXEMPTED THE COMPULSORY BATH IN THE CASE OF A PARTIAL INTERCOURSE
Before Islam, all religions called for a full bath after intercourse even if it was a dry run... This presented hardship for many who were in a hurry and did not have time for a complete job or who were incapable of fruition and a discharge.. Islam exempted full bath in such cases and allowed both partners to do wudu after sex instead.
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 180:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khud:
Allah's Apostle said, "If you are forced to hurry up during intercourse or you do not discharge then (only) ablution is due on you (instead of a full bath).
Allah stopped age discrimination by allowing men of any age to marry girls of any age.
To set a practical example of Allah's orders, the Apostle married a 6 year old child Ayesha when he was in his 50s. That opened the door for Arabs in their 60s and 70s to travel to India and marry underage girls of 10 and 12.
PERMISSION FOR A FIGURE CHECK
A Muslim man is allowed to look at the figure/anatomy of a potential bride prior to accepting her. Many times a face may not be appealing but the figure of a woman more then compensates for it and may induce a suitor to marry her.
Sunan Abu Dawood, Book 11, Number 2077:
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you asked a woman in marriage, if he is able to look at what will induce him to marry her, he should do so.
Our prophet accidentally saw his daughter-in-law Zainab in the nude. What he looked at, induced him to marry her..
ISLAM ESTABLISHED RULES FOR WIFE BEATING
In the Jahilia (pre-Islamic) days, there were no established rules for wife beating. Islam streamlined this necessity.
1) Do not strike her on the face.
Abu Dawood Book 11, Number 2137:
Narrated Mu'awiyah al-Qushayri:
Apostle said "do not strike wives on the face"
2) If you plan to have sex with your wife and also to flog her severely, then have sex with her prior to flogging her.
Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 132:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zam'a:
The Prophet said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day."
3) If you are using bare hands for beating then strike at her chest (it is also a sunna and gets you sawab)
Muslim Book 004, Number 2127:
Ayesha narrated. "He struck me on the chest which caused me pain."
4) A wife is like your domesticated animal. Beating her without any reason is allowed by Allah. Thus use this divine privilege generously to get most out of her...
Dawood ,Book 11, Number 2142:
Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.
SOLVING DISPUTES THROUGH NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS
Before Islam came, individuals settled their disputes with violence and bloodshed. But islam introduced negotiations in case of disputes.
In the following hadith, the Apostle negotiated with Dihya to acquire beautiful 17 year old Safia who was initially given to Dihya as his booty and who was not willing to part with her. Prophet, being the Chief of the raiding party could have snatched her but he negotiated with him instead. He kept raising his offer till Dihya agreed to exchange Safia with seven young ladies, two of whom were Safia's cousins. (The downside of this episode is that, though Dihya ended up with with seven young ladies that night and the Prophet slept with Safia, six other Jihadis who could have enjoyed a captured woman had to sleep alone).
Muslim, Bk 8 No 3328
Fell to the lot of Dihya a beautiful girl Safia , and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) got her in exchange of seven heads.
RESPECT FOR AN OFFICE, NOT THE OFFICER'S PERSONAL LIFE
Muslims know what the apostle did to the young captured women in his tent after he killed their husbands, fathers, brothers and other relatives after raiding their villages, but they all continue to adore him and are willing to die for him. They love and respect him because he was Allah's messenger who brought Quran. Nothing changes that (If a king sent you million dollars through a messenger, wouldn't you welcome and respect him even if he raped many girls on his way?). That is what islam introduced in the 7th century, respect for an office, not the officer's personal life.
Who can appreciate this Islamic virtue more than ex-US President Bill Clinton? When he walked out from his Oval Office after a little cigar action and oral fun with 22 year old Monica Lewinsky, he was booed by the whole country. He lost all his respect and his party lost the contest in the next election. On the other hand, when the 60-year old Apostle of Allah walked out of his tent after having all night sex with 17 year old Safia ( after killing all her relatives earlier in the day), he was cheered with shouts of "Allah Akbar" by all the Muslims in the camp.. He had gained a lot of respect and his party won Fadak village without contest in the next raid. Even today Muslims stand up with respect when the Prophet's name is mentioned.