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in response to reader comment: Our dear Ahamd and Muhammad's biography known as al-Maghazi aka invasions and looting

Submitted by Ahmad (United States), Mar 3, 2008 at 17:47

Dhimmi no more!,

Issue # 1: you said:

Really? then why does your Arabian Allah, oh and his rasul Muahmmad too, demand that both of them get 1/5 of the ghanima (loot that is) collected from infidles? How come you did not know that?

Answer: Mohammad represented the equivalent to government at that time.What ever he received was going into the treasurey that was used to help the poor, civil services or to prepare the army if needed so.How else would a goverment work.Remember this was 1400 years ago.An attempt to put together a system, build a country...etc. Mohammad did not personally benefit from this.He lived a simple life.Nothing extravagazant! There's plenty of evidence to that.

Issue # 2: You said:

And did you ever read Waqidi al-Maghazi? It seems that Muhammad was no more than an Arabian warlord and caravan raider who loved looting what belonged to others.

Answer: Mohammad PBU did raid caravans but what was the reason?He got persucuted by the quraish tribe, kicked out with no belongings.Quraishe basically took everything he and his followers owned. What would anyone do in that circumstance?I would defend myself.He raided quraish caravans and gave them a hard time.If Mohammad would have asked me to do anyhting else besides defending myself I would not have beleived in him.Islam teaches that Allah does not ask you to do or not do what does not agree with common sense. Lastly, Discussions should be made in a respectable fashion without any sarcasm! Please, if you cannot stick to that level of discussion then I will not waste my time responding to your blogs.

Respectfully,

Ahmad

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