Dhimmis in the Hadith Pt.1
Gen. James Green
I N THIS ARTICLE I want to address the issue of the dhimmis. Sura (chapter) 5, ayat (verse) 92 says: “Obey Allah, and the Messenger, and be on your guard. If you do turn back, know that our Messenger is only bound to deliver a plain announcement.” The Ali translation reads: “Obey God, and obey the apostle, and beware (of evil): If you do turn back, know ye that it is our apostle’s duty to proclaim (the message) in the clearest manner.”
This has to do with a made agreement between the Muslims and kafirs called a dhimmi. The Jews/Christians could stay and farm their land if they gave Islam half their profits. They then became dhimmis who were under the protection of Islam. In short, the kafirs who refused Islam became second-class citizens in a country RULED by Islam! How nice of Muhammad. The taxes made Islam RICH! This scheme, devised by Islam’s (false) prophet, was but another one of his political inventions.
Jihad was, as we’ve seen in other articles, the highest honor, but when murdering all kafirs (non-Muslims), the warriors had to find other ways to make money, hence, dual ethics: jihad and dhimmitude. Don’t forget Muhammad’s warriors were mere Arabic men: very little riches, minimal wisdom, most illiterate etc., therefore the dhimmis were the scholars and had riches (esp. the Jews). All this benefitted the murderous Muslims.
All one has to do is research Islam and see just where they got their knowledge/riches etc. It is a known fact that jihad against the Byzantine/Greek culture caused its collapse. The “Syrian Christian dhimmis who translated all the Greek philosophers into Arabic…the Hindu numbering system was credited to Islam…the lists of great Islamic scholars includes the dhimmis with Arabic names living under Islamic dominance” (The Hadith, Bill Warner, p. 24). So much for Muhammad being the “enlightened one.”
Bukhari Hadith B4, 53, 388
JUWAIRIYA SAID to Umar, “Oh, Caliph (second Caliph), give us your advice.” Umar said, “You should continue the arrangement made by Muhammad regarding the dhimmis because THE TAXES THEY PAY, FUND YOUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE.” So, for those of you who think Islam is tolerant and loving and peaceful, it was this tax taken (by threat of death!) from the kafirs that made Islam what it became. Remember, the Jew/Christian had a choice between accepting Islam (at sword-point, in which taxes were imposed all the days of their lives!), or BEING KILLED!
B4, 53, 380
UMAR, it is said, drove out the kafirs from Arabia. How nice of this very tolerant, peaceful, loving Muslim! Muhammad toyed with this idea after he conquered Khaybar, but the Jews pleaded with him to allow them to remain (the ones that did not die in jihad by the Islamic horde). They stayed until Umar came to power. You see, after jihad, comes dhimmitude. IT WAS THE SWORD OF JIHAD THAT OPENED THE CULTURE; IT WAS DHIMMITUDE THAT REPLACED IT WITH ISLAM. All one has to do is see what nations were non-Islamic before “bloody-jihad” came to them (it was under Umar II who set the standards for this taxation/protection).
BELOW IS A TREATY MADE UNDER THIS UMAR II (TAKEN FROM AL-TURTUSHI, SIRAJ AL-MULUK, PP. 229-30):
“We shall not build, in our cities or in their neighborhood new monasteries, churches, convents, or monks’ cells, nor shall we repair, by day or by night, such of them as fall in ruins or are situated in the quarters of the Muslims.
We shall keep our gates wide open for passersby and travelers. We shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass our way for three days.
We shall not give shelter in our churches or in our dwellings to any spy nor hide him from the Muslims.
We shall not manifest our religion publicly nor convert anyone to it. We shall not prevent any of our kin from entering Islam if they wish it.
We shall show respect toward the Muslims, and we shall rise from our seats when they wish to sit.
We shall not seek to resemble the Muslims by imitating any of their garments.
We shall not mount on saddles, nor shall we gird swords nor bear any kind of arms nor carry them on our persons.
We shall not engrave Arabic inscriptions on our seals.
We shall not sell fermented drinks.
We shall clip the fronts of our heads (keep a short forelock as a sign of humiliation).
We shall always dress in the same way wherever we may be, and we shall bind the zunar round our waists.
We shall not display our crosses or our books in the roads or markets of the Muslims. We shall only use clappers in our churches very softly. We shall not raise our voices when following our dead. We shall not take slaves who have been allotted to Muslims.
We shall not build houses higher than the houses of the Muslims.
Whoever strikes a Muslim with deliberate intent shall forfeit the protection of this pact.”
So much for Islamic toleration!!
In essence, Islam, when in full authority, dominates ALL (with all caps): public space, the government, education, dress, food, literature, etc. Only inside the dhimmi’s house could there be his/her culture. OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, IT IS SAID, THAT THE DHIMMIS DISAPPEARED—THEY LEFT OR CONVERTED TO ISLAM.
All one has to do is see what is happening to Europe right now—a full-blown invasion...and with this, the DEMAND to Islamize each nation...this is the Sunna of Muhammad (or Mohammed).
HELL and Name Calling
BOTH THE QURAN and the Hadith have lots to say about this.
Islam is a very WEAK religion and way of life. By this, I mean that it is thin-skinned, insecure, and fearful. Muslims dish out scorn and punishments, but can’t take them. Why are they so afraid of being criticized (if one does, punishment, even death, results if possible).
Muhammad is promoted to be a prophet of “mercy” and “freedom,” yet when one points out his deeds, and words, that belie this, get ready for punishment.
It is a well-known fact that when the (false) prophet conquered Mecca, he sentenced ALL to DEATH who apostatized or insulted him (the Supreme committee of law in the Azhar makes mention of this along with Islamic history books. One needs to see the Chronicles of Tabari, part II, p. 160 and Ibn Hisham part 4, pp. 15, 16 in The Biography of the Prophet). One may want to read what is recorded in Bukhari (pt. 9, p. 19 for a terrifying account of a Jew who was put to death: he became a Muslim with threat of death, later he left the faith and was murdered!)
Jesus Christ, on the other hand, never put anyone to death for leaving the faith (He did predict Israel’s punishment in Lk. 19:27, which came to pass in 70 A.D.). This is why Christianity is stronger than Islam: LOVE FOR ENEMIES IS STRONGER THAN MURDERING ENEMIES!
WHILE JUDAISM, Christianity and Islam believe in Hell, Islam basically singles out kafirs: “We have prepared a blazing fire for these kafirs who do not believe in (Islam’s) Allah and his (false) messenger” (Sura 48:13, in the Quran). In the early days of Islam, the Christians and Jews were the main enemies. Surah 2:65 says, “And you know well those among you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: we said to them: ‘Become monkeys! Despised and rejected.’” In 7:163-166 punishment is meted out for the Jews. In the Hadith (B4, 32, p. 415), the theme of the Sabbath continues about Jews becoming monkeys, despised and rejected.
In B4, 524, p. 333 we read of Jews being cursed and transformed into rats, pigs, and monkeys!
In B1, 12, 749, Muhammad says: “Say Amen when the Imam says, ‘not the path of those who anger you (Jews), nor the path of those who go astray (Christians), everyone who says Amen will have their sins forgiven” (Sura 1:1 is repeated everyday by faithful Muslims).
By what standard did the Muslims judge the Jews/Christians since Muhammad said many times that these have the book (Bible) of truth (see my other articles on this subject)?
In B2, 23, 457 Muhammad heard a sorrowful mourn and exclaimed, “Jews are being punished in the afterlife.”
In B3, 31, 222 the (false) prophet witnessed the Jews observing a fast, asked about it, and they said, “This is a holy day. It celebrates the day God delivered the Jews from their enemy. Moses fasted this day.” THE PROPHET TOLD THEM, “MUSLIMS HAVE MORE RIGHT TO CLAIM MOSES AS A PROPHET THAN YOU DO.” WHAT (HUBRIS) ARABIC PRIDE! REMEMBER, JUDAISM WAS CENTURIES BEFORE ISLAM CAME INTO EXISTENCE. And Christianity came centuries before also. Islam stole parts of both and formed the (false) religion of Islam.
Below are a few places where Muhammad is “claimed” to have the seal of prophethood:
The Quran, Surah 33:40
“Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets (rests upon him).”
Bukhari vol. 1, no. 189; vol. no. 741
Narrated As-Sa’ib Yazid:... “I stood behind him (i.e. Allah’s Apostle) and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the ‘zir-al-Hijla’ the size of a button on a small tent or a partridge egg).”
Bukhari vol. IV, no. 741
Narrated As Sab’ib Bin Yazid: … “standing behind him (i.e. Allah’s Apostle) I saw the Seal (of the Prophets) between his shoulders.”
Jabir B. Samura reported: “I saw the Seal on his back as if it were a pigeon’s egg.” This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Simak with the same chain of transmitters. As-Sa’ib B. Yazid reported: My mother’s sister took me to Allah’s Messenger and…I stood behind him and I saw the Seal between his shoulders.”
Abdullah B. Sarjis reported: “I saw Allah’s Apostle and ate with him bread and meat…I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of this shoulder having spots on it like moles.”
It is obvious that Muhammad, not God, gave him this position. There is NOWHERE in the New Testament whereby another prophet, other than Jesus the Christ (anointed) will come forth. NOWHERE! This is like a man taking someone else’s crown and placing it upon his own head and proclaiming himself KING!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish (in Hell!) but have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16). Be warned Muslims, John 3:36 also says, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him (or her).” Muslim, you are LOST without Christ. Even when you murder a Christian, the Christian does not die—he or she lives on eternally. You believe in Hell, that is right, but consider that you will go there because you are not born again…and Christ ONLY gives this new birth to all those who repent of their sins and receive Christ as Savior and Lord. Muhammad, being a “great sinner,” did not purchase eternal life for you. You are LOST!
Muslims, did you know that your prophet—Muhammad, wasn’t sure of his own salvation? Burkhari vol. 5, no. 266 states that the prophet said, “By Allah, even though I am the apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me.” Would he go to Hell or Heaven??
And, dear Muslim, how can you really know what your prophet said and did was really true? Again, let me point out several hadiths for you:
B. vol. 7, No. 658, Narrated Aisha:
A man called Labid bin al-A’sam from the tribe of Bani Zaraiq worked magic on Allah’s apostle until Allah’s apostle started imagining that he had done a thing that he had not really done;
B. Vol. 7, no. 660 Narrated Aisha:
Magic was worked on Allah’s apostle so that he used to think that he had had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not…He is under the effect of magic.
B. Vol. 7, no. 661 Narrated by Aisha:
MAGIC WAS WORKED ON ALLAH’S APOSTLE so that he began to imagine that he had done something although he had not.
There is ample evidence that his followers (and some wives) thought him to be under demon influence (see Muhammad H. Haykal’s, The Life of Muhammad, 1976, p. 74, where the prophet himself feared demon possession). At times his wife, Khadijah, talked him out of it (ibid 75, 337, 231). Haykal mentions the prophet’s “psychic power of communication with the realms of reality and his awareness of spiritual reality…” (ibid 496).
Even the noted biographer, Haykal, places his finger on a possible source of the prophet’s “revelations.” He writes:
“The Arab’s imagination is by nature strong. Living as he does under the vault of heaven and moving constantly in search of pasture or trade, and being CONSTANTLY FORCED INTO THE EXCESSES, EXAGGERATIONS, AND EVEN LIES which the life of trade usually entails, the Arab is given the exercise of his imagination and cultivates it at all times whether for good or for ill, for peace or for war” (Haykal, 319).
I have said this very thing for years—even before I read Haykal’s thoughts of Muhammad. I think Muhammad was under demon inspiration many times. I think he made up his religion of Islam, using Christianity, and especially Judaism, to build something new for the Arabs to believe in.
N. L. Geisler and Abdul Saleeb’s book, “Answering Islam,” has this to add:
One of Muhammad’s scribes in Medina was Abdollah b. Abi Sarh. Dashti relates the following story concerning this scribe:
On a number of occasions he had, with the Prophet’s consent, changed the closing words of verses. For example, when the Prophet had said “And God is mighty and wise” (‘aziz, hakim), ‘Abdollah b. Abi Sarh suggested writing down “knowing and wise” (‘alim, hakim), and the Prophet answered that there was no objection. Having observed a succession of changes of this type, ‘ABDOLLAH RENOUNCED ISLAM ON THE GROUND THAT THE REVELATIONS, IF FROM GOD, COULD NOT BE CHANGED AT THE PROMPTING OF A SCRIBE SUCH AS HIMSELF. After his apostasy he went to Mecca and joined the Qorayshites.
It is also an accepted fact in Sunni tradition that on a few occasions Quranic revelations were prompted by the suggestions of Muhammad’s loyal follower, Umar b. al-Khattab.
For al-Khattab’s input, see Ali Dashti’s, “Twenty Three Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Muhammad” (1985, p. 111). We’ll leave this aspect for now and return to jihad.
IN B3, 41, 599, Muhammad said anyone who lies under oath with the aim to illegally take a Muslim’s property will face Allah’s wrath. Al-Ash Ath said, “That statement pertained to me. A Jew and I shared some common land, and he had denied that I was co-owner of the property. I took the dispute before Muhammad, who asked if I had proof of ownership. I said that I did not. Muhammad then asked the Jew to swear an oath that he was the rightful owner of the land. I said, “Muhammad, he will swear a false oath and steal my land.” Therefore, Allah revealed this verse to Muhammad:
“Those who sell their covenant with Allah and their oaths force meager price will have no part in the world to come” (Sura 3:77, Quran).
Here are some hadiths that pertain to various subjects:
women—spoils of war: B5, 59, 512;
Jews must submit to Islam in order to be protected by Islam: B9, 92, 447; B4, 52, 68 and B4, 52, 153