By Thomas King
Recently, a friend has asked me a question regarding what does the Qu’ran teach regarding the taking of property of non-Muslims. The simple answer to begin with is that the verses in the Qu’ran regarding punishment of theft and opposing theft is only for Muslims in relation to other Muslims, and hence will not be the subject of this discussion. The other part of this answer is that according to both Qu’ran and Hadiths, Muslims are entitled to the property and even the women of non-Muslims. The worse part about this is that forcible taking of property of non-Muslims by banditry and foul means are acceptable in Islam and are seen clearly in the example of the founder of Islam, Muhammad the so-called “Prophet”.
To begin with, it is best to start with the Surahs in the Qu’ran that teach such an abominable teaching:
“And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned, so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not debauchery. And those of whom ye seek content (by marrying them) give unto them their portions as a duty. And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty (hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise.” (Surah 4:24) So married women are off limits unless you have captured them in war! Mr. Muhammad and Mr. Allah, how can you call this pursuit “honest” in the first place? There is no honour in such behaviour! Where is there such a thing as an “honest wedlock” in such a situation that is clearly been forced upon?
“And He made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property, and to a land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things.” (Surah 33:27) Clearly Allah gives the property of non-Muslims to Muslims. This is banditry at worse and open thievery at best.
“Allah promised you many acquisitions which you will take, then He hastened on this one for you and held back the hands of men from you, and that it may be a sign for the believers and that He may guide you on a right path. And others, which you have not yet been able to achieve Allah, have surely encompassed them, and Allah has power over all things. …Such has been the course of Allah that has indeed run before, and you shall not find a change in Allah’s course.” (Surah 48:20, 21, 23) Clearly Allah has decreed that Muslims are entitled to the possessions of non-Muslims and worse yet, it is termed irreversible decree.
To make matters even worse, we see this banditry being exemplified in the person of Muhammad himself, as outlined in the following Hadiths: o ignored
Commanding of Muslims to force themselves on non-Muslim women in war. Earlier we cited Surah 4:24 giving the clear command of this. In this authorised biography by Ibn Kathir, we note that the men of Muhammad initially had reservations about forcing themselves onto the captive non-Muslim women until Muhammad came up with that Surah from Allah:
“Abu Sa’id Al-Kdri said, we captured some women of the captivity of Awtas, and they had their husbands. So we thought it was an iniquity to have intercourse with them. However, the Prophet commanded us to do it, but we refused. Consequently, a verse [Surah 4:24] came down making their vaginas lawful to us.” The Beginning and the End, Ibn Kathir, Vol. IV, p339] Clearly, even the men of Muhammad had more dignity than Muhammad himself initially. This highlights what a vile warlord and rapist Muhammad was and what a vile deity Allah really is.
The forcing of Muhammad onto the wife of Kinana, a Jewish chieftain of the Jewish tribe of Khaybar, after first torturing him to get his treasure and next forcing himself onto his wife, Safiya bint Huyay, after killing a number of her relatives in battle. Be prepared to be disgusted and sickened to the stomach:
“Kinanah b. al-Rabi b. al-Huqyaq who had the treasure of B. Nadir was brought to the Messenger of God, who questioned him; but he denied knowing where it was. Then the messenger of God was brought a Jew who said to him, “I have seen Kinanah walk around this ruin every morning.” The Messenger of God said to Kinanah: “What do you say? If we find it in your possession, I will kill you.” “All right,” he answered. The Messenger of God commanded that the ruin should be dug up, and some of the treasure was extracted from it. Then he asked him for the rest of it. Kinanah refused to surrender it; so the Messenger of God gave orders concerning him to al-Zubayr b. al-‘Awwam, saying, “torture him until you root out what he has.” Al-Zubayr kept twirling his firestick in his breast until Kinanah almost expired; then the Messenger of God gave him to Muhammad b. Maslamah, who beheaded him to avenge his brother Mahmud b. Maslamah.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol.2, Book 14, No. 68)
“Narrated Anas bin Malik:
We arrived at Khaibar, and when Allah helped His Apostle to open the fort, the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtaq whose husband had been killed while she was a bride, was mentioned to Allah’s Apostle. The Prophet selected her for himself, and set out with her, and when we reached a place called Sidd-as-Sahba, Safiya became clean from her menses then Allah’s Apostle married her. Hais (i.e. an ‘Arabian dish) was prepared on a small leather mat. Then the Prophet said to me, “I invite the people around you.” So that was the marriage banquet of the Prophet and Safiya. Then we proceeded towards Medina, and I saw the Prophet, making for her a kind of cushion with his cloak behind him (on his camel). He then sat beside his camel and put his knee for Safiya to put her foot on, in order to ride on the camel. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59,Number 522)
This is further confirmed in the Hadith of Ibn Ishaq 764, which mention not only the torture of Kinana, but also Kinana being beheaded after the treasure was discovered, and also the obliteration of the Jewish Khaybar tribe along with the forcible taking of the traumatised Safiya. All these Hadiths prove clearly that Muhammad not only saw himself as entitled to women and spoils, but also had no scruples in doing so, thus revealing that Muhammad was truly a beast in the flesh.
Authorisation of Muhammad’s behaviour of banditry and spoils is highlighted in this Hadith:
“It is mentioned from Ibn ‘Umar from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “I have been raised between the hands of the Hour with the sword, until Allah the Exalted is worshipped alone with no associates. He has provided sustenance from beneath the shadow of spears and has decreed humiliation and belittlement for those who oppose my order.” –(Ahmad 4869 (also found in the original Hadith of Bukhari and Sahih al Jaami’ As Sagheer 2828). Clearly, Muhammad is authorised by his demonic deity, Allah, to rule by tyranny and humiliation of others, which includes “sustenance from beneath the shadow of spears” along with “humiliation and belittlement for those who oppose my order”. What sort of person can this be other than a heartless, self-centred tyrant with a beastly heart? If that is not enough, should we not know the words of Muhammad himself regarding how he got possessions from the world? This is clear in his own words as stated in the following Hadith:
“Narrated Abu Huraira:
I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 52, No. 220) [Here is the foundation of Islamic terrorism: Muhammad himself!]
The following Hadiths also reveal Muhammad’s behaviour and worse, his commandments to others to rob caravans of non-Muslims as a means of livelihood and provision from his demonic deity, Allah:
“Narrated ‘Abaya bin Rafa’a bin Raft’ bin Khadij:
My grandfather said, “We were in the company of the Prophet at Dhul-Hulaifa. The people felt hungry and captured some camels and sheep (as booty). The Prophet was behind the people. They hurried and slaughtered the animals and put their meat in pots and started cooking it. (When the Prophet came) he ordered the pots to be upset and then he distributed the animals (of the booty), regarding ten sheep as equal to one camel. One of the camels fled and the people ran after it till they were exhausted. At that time there were few horses. A man threw an arrow at the camel, and Allah stopped the camel with it. The Prophet said, “Some of these animals are like wild animals, so if you lose control over one of these animals, treat it in this way (i.e. shoot it with an arrow).” Before distributing them among the soldiers my grandfather said, “We may meet the enemies in the future and have no knives; can we slaughter the animals with reeds?” The Prophet said, “Use whatever causes blood to flow, and eat the animals if the name of Allah has been mentioned on slaughtering them. Do not slaughter with teeth or fingernails and I will tell you why: It is because teeth are bones (i.e. cannot cut properly) and fingernails are the tools used by the Ethiopians (whom we should not imitate for they are infidels).” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 44, No.668) Bad enough that loot was commanded, but to make matters worse, Muhammad commands bloodthirsty slaughter of animals just to be eaten. This is the foundation of halal slaughter and also shows what a heartless bandit Muhammad really was!
“When the Apostle heard about Abu Sufyan coming from Syria, he summoned the Muslims and said, “This is the Quraish caravan containing their property. Go out to attack it, perhaps Allah will give it as a prey.” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 428) So Allah authorises looting of caravans. This shows what kind of deity Allah is and what an evil hearted bandit Muhammad was.
Last but not least, is Muhammad’s own decree on taking of spoils:
“He who kills someone, has the right to all his belongings.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 53, #370; Sahih Muslim, Book 19, Chapter 13. These are also verified in other authorized biographers of Muhammad). No wonder there is so much looting behaviour in Islamic countries on non-Muslims and other unfortunates!
Conclusion: Taking of the property of non-Muslims and the women of non-Muslims is clearly decreed in the Qu’ran and in the behaviour and sayings of Muhammad as outlined in the Hadiths. Since this is the case, Muhammad and Allah are unworthy of reverence or worship and therefore Islam has shown itself to be once again a religion of Satan. What is worse is that this behaviour is continuous throughout all Islamic countries or anywhere where Muslims have an upper hand. Worse yet, is the fact that banditry and thuggery in Western nations has been on the rise due to Muslims being allowed to have enclaves and ghettoes in Western nations. Since Islam has authorized banditry and thuggish behaviour, it thus deserves to be treated with the treatment that is meant for thugs and bandits in its fullest measure.