Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) Never Hurt a Fly!
04 Jun, 2007
No, I have not lost a loved one, nor have I heard any bad news. The cry was for joy and passion. I was reading the biography of our great prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and I was in tears. What a great man he was! His intelligence, kindness and love for (Muslim) humans can not be compared with any other human being, yet there are plenty of bad people who have dedicated themselves to giving the great prophet a bad name. How could people hold the prophet responsible for serial killing when he never hurt a fly?
Just on one occasion, our prophet observed a fly dipping itself in a glass of water. He could have saved the poor creature’s life, but he wanted to teach his disciples an important scientific discovery and he allowed the fly to kill itself. Imam Bukhari records, “Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease” (Book of Medicine).
So far, our advanced medical science has failed to find an antidote in a fly’s wings, but it is their inability. Someday, science will gratefully prove the theory of our prophet. Until then it is safe to drink a glass of milk with a dead fly in it.
The above hadith clearly proves that the prophet did not kill the fly intentionally. However, he had to kill many humans for several reasons, which he did with extreme care and kindness.
Out of the many virtues that our prophet had, his talent of seeing the future, the ability to create a successful espionage network, the capacity of making decisive decisions and the capability of extending generous gestures to the followers are the most important. Sometimes, Gabriel the angel acted as a CIA agent; at other times, human spies brought news from the enemy. One of these incidents was the case of Khalid b. Sufyan. An informant told the prophet of a particular Kafir who was planning to kill him. Most non-Muslims would argue, naively, the informer may have his personal interest, but our prophet had the right to kill non-Muslims. Hence, it really does not matter if a non-Muslim was killed by mistake.
After receiving the news, Mohammed (PBUH) immediately dispatched Abdullah b. Unays to take care of the culprit. Evidently, the followers of the prophet were very intelligent and they knew how to make a friendship before killing the enemy. Mr. Unays talked to Khalid Sufyan and when he gained his trust, slashing the head was a piece of cake. According to Sirat Rasul Allah, “I walked a short distance with him and when my chance came I struck him with my sword and killed him, and went off leaving his women bending over him” (Ishaq 666).
After the successful operation, it was time to give the reward and the great prophet presented the Medal of Honor. Though most cynics would cry foul and may compare it with the famous “carrot and stick” cliché, the prophet indeed indulged Mr. Unays with a stick. “Then he took me into his house and gave me a stick telling me to keep it by me. When I went out with it the people asked me what I was doing with a stick. I told them that the apostle had given it to me and told me to keep it, and they said. ‘Why don’t you go back to the apostle and ask him why?’ So, I did so, and he said, ‘It is a sign between you and me on the resurrection day. There are few men who will be carrying sticks then.’ So Abdullha b. Unays fastened it to his sword and it remained with him until his death, when he ordered that it should be put in his winding sheet and it was buried with him” (Ishaq 666).
The stick was not only a symbol of honor; it would further help Mohammed (PBUH) to identify Mr. Unays on the judgment day. Such a brilliant and realistic idea proves how the prophet thought of the future. It would be a good idea for all non-Muslims to take a stick with them when they are heading towards their graves or at the time of the cremation.
The matter of the stick business, like many other items of Islamic science, has a scientific significance. It is obvious that the person holding the stick will be communicating with the prophet through the stick. Now compare the stick with the telephone poles. Though many inventors, including Antonio Meucci, claimed the invention of the telephone, it was Alexander Graham Bell who successfully patented the discovery. However, in order to take the telephone line from one city to another, they used wooden poles, an idea that was stolen from the prophet’s symbolic gesture of presenting the stick to his follower.
Often, non-Muslims as well as ex-Muslims brag about the killing of 800-900 Jews in Medina. Before finding the truth, we must examine what the Jews are doing to the world. Our Faithfreedom.org resident, brother Abdul Hasheem, is an expert Jew spotter. Just by looking at the writing style he can easily confirm who is a Jew in disguise. I have learnt quite a few techniques from him.
The so-called Western democracy, freedom and human rights do not fall under Islamic jurisdiction. In fact, Islam has a much better scheme to run the world. However, Hollywood movies and the stars have a great influence among Muslim youths. Rosie O’Donnell, the famous TV star, for instance, has recently questioned the authenticity of the official investigation of the 9/11 attack, which of course points the finger to the Jews. Another intelligent movie star, Mel Gibson, has spoken the truth. He, too, said, “F...ing Jews…the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” (Time magazine).
The killing of school children in Beslan was unquestionably a handy work of MOSAD agents. Who do you think bombed in Bali? It was Jews for sure. Look at the other incidents in Kashmir, Palestine, Bosnia and Chechnya, and everywhere in the world. Jews are killing innocent people and blaming Muslims. Did you know that Osama Bin Laden is a Jew?
Our prophet Mohammed (PBUH) had a great relationship with our god Allah (SWA). Being a god, Allah (SWA) knew what the Jews were going to do in the future. Consequently, our prophet had no choice but to eliminate the Jews from the earth. His venture was not immoral or inhumane; in fact, he had to stop further rancor of the Jews for a better world. Ishaq reports, “Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still a market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. ….There were 600 or 600 in all, though some put the figures as high as 800 or 900. … This went on until the apostle made an end of them” (Ishaq 464).
Imagine the sufferings of our prophet! He had to slaughter one after another under the hot desert sun. He was sweating and his mouth was dry, but he did not stop slaughtering because he cared for mankind.
Evidently, our holy prophet always took a materialistic approach to life. Whereas killing the adult Jews was necessary, he spared the lives of young ones and the women for a greater interest. The women were thankful for not being killed, appreciated the killing of their loved ones, and dedicated their lives to entertaining the pious Muslims. However, some of the women along with their children were sold as slaves. It was indeed a great business plan and the proceedings from such sales were used for expanding Islam, the peaceful religion.
Typically, boys grow pubic hair in the advent of their teenage years and teenagers are famous for notorious behavior. Our great prophet, being the friend of all-knowing Allah, knew the characteristics of a teenager. Hence, he ordered the killing of anyone who had pubic hair. According to a hadith by Abu Dawood, "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.”
Though it was determined that no women should be killed in the
previously mentioned slaughtering festival, our great prophet had
to kill at least one woman for the sake of Allah, the merciful god
Aisha said: “Only one of their women was killed. She was actually with me and was talking with me and laughing immoderately as the apostle was killing her man in the market when suddenly an unseen voice called her name. ‘Good heavens,’ I cried, ‘What is the matter?’ ‘I am to be killed’, she replied. ‘What for?’ I asked. ‘Because of something I did,’ she answered. She was taken away and beheaded.” Aisha used to say, “I shall never forget my wonder at her good spirits and her loud laughter when all the time she knew that she would be killed” (Isahq 465).
Another hadith of Sunan Abu Dawood further affirms the incident. “Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: No woman of Banu Qurayzah was killed except one. She was with me, talking and laughing on her back and belly (extremely), while the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was killing her people with the swords. Suddenly a man called her name: Where is so-and-so? She said: I asked: What is the matter with you? She said: I did a new act. She said: The man took her and beheaded her. She said: I will not forget that she was laughing extremely although she knew that she would be killed.”
Killing a non-Muslim should not be a concern because they deserved to be killed. However, the reason for the woman’s laughter needs to be explained. Some may find weird psychological causes but the actual reason has a deep-seated meaning.
According to the Islamic scriptures, one-fifth of the booty earned through raiding non-Muslims belongs to Allah, the god of Islam and Mohammed (PBUH) the messenger. The women captured in the raids were considered, and still are considered by Islamic scholars of today, as a part of the booty. It is neither immoral nor inhumane to enjoy those women. In fact, all of those women remained grateful for killing their loved ones and bestowed their bodies to satisfy the carnal pleasure of the early followers of Islam and the prophet. Though Mohammed (PBUH) had the opportunity to enjoy a part of his share, Allah the god of Islam was deprived from his allotted share of one-fifth of the booty. Our great prophet was extremely fair and he could not deprive Allah from his just share.
Human sacrifice to please the god is not uncommon. Mayans and Aztecs of Mesoamerica did it, the Greeks did it, and even the founding father of Islam, the great prophet Ibraham who is known as Abraham by the believers of the other monotheism, was asked to sacrifice his son; however, the command was voided due to technical problems.
When the woman in question was asked to be slaughtered, she immediately realized that her destiny was Allah’s bed--hence the laughter. After all, can you find a woman in this world who would not swoon with joy after discovering an opportunity to experience such divine pleasure?
The beauty of Islam is that it completely changed the
socio-political system of the Arabs. The barbarians of the
pre-Islamic age preferred to practice adoption, a seemingly
inhuman system that no society should allow. They were afraid of
killing people, specifically those who were proficient in making
insulting poems. Our great prophet discontinued the so-called
adoption, and perfected the art of killing, but allowed some great
traditions to continue such as slavery, and further legalized
Yes, euthanasia! In many countries, when a terminally ill person wishes to end his life, someone volunteers to do the job for him. The process is a controversial issue and some Westerners, as deluded as they are, find such practice inhumane. There are incidents where the person conducting the euthanasia faced indictment. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), with his eternal wisdom, anticipated the confrontation, removed all obstacles from performing euthanasia and set several examples by himself.
Before we appreciate the merits of euthanasia, we must accept one important factor that everyone knows --insulting our prophet and his friend Allah is a crime, and one should be punished to death. Even the United Nations tried but failed to make a resolution to prevent such heinous insolence.
Killing Asma D. Marwan is a perfect example of euthanasia for one who dared to make insulting poems. Apparently, she did not learn the lesson when another poet, Abu Afak, was killed for his belittling poem.
Abu Afak wrote (Ishaq 675):
Long have I lived but never have I seen
An assembly or collection of people
More faithful to their undertaking
And their allies when called upon
Than the sons of Qayla when they assembled,
Men who overthrew mountains and never submitted.
A rider who came to them split them in two (saying)
‘Permitted’, ‘Forbidden’ of all sorts of things.
Had you believed in glory or kingship
You would have followed Tubba.
The poem may not seem derogatory to many modern day people but two words of the poem --‘Permitted’ and ‘Forbidden’--referred to Quranic language, which undermines Allah’s power. Our great prophet asked “Who will deal with this rascal for me?” (Ishaq 675). There never had been any shortage of volunteers to glorify Islam, and Salim Umayr and his brother Amr Auf killed the guy.
Asma Marwan, another kafir poet, was informed of the prophet’s judgment, yet she continued writing more insulting poems against Islam.
She wrote (Ishaq 676):
…You obey a stranger who is none of yours,
One not Murad or Madhhij.
Do you expect good from him after the killing of your chiefs
Like a hungry man waiting for a cook’s broth?
Is there no man of pride who would attack him by surprise
And cut off the hopes of those who expect aught from him?”
Obviously, our great prophet had no choice but roar again, “Who
will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” (Ishaq 677).
His command was fulfilled immediately. Despite knowing the punishment of Abu Afak, Asma continued writing poems, which showed how desperate she was to be killed. Did our great prophet have any choice?
After reading our beloved prophet’s biography, I take the Quran to recite a few holy verses. My eyes are still wet and a drop of tear falls on the Quran. What a miracle! Maybe because the Quran came from the desert or maybe Allah did not want his holy books stained --the drop of water disappears like magic. Once again, I cry out loudly – my heart fills with joy and passion for the prophet!