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Was Mohammed really kind? Response to Jaan

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Submitted by N.Khan (United States), Jul 11, 2005 at 19:21

Jaan, the only info about Mohaamed's life is from Mohammed Biography and sahih hadiths. Thie following are selected hadiths which may throw some light if Mohammed was really a kind man. Readers may decide themselves:

HE HAD HIS CRITICS ASASSINATED

Bukhari:V4B52N270 "Allah's Messenger said, ‘Who is ready to kill Ashraf? He has said injurious things about Allah and His Apostle.' Maslama got up saying, ‘Would you like me to kill him?' The Prophet proclaimed, ‘Yes.'

Ishaq:551 "Another victim was Huwayrith. He used to insult Muhammad in Mecca. Huwayrith was put to death by Ali.

Ishaq:597 "When the Apostle returned to Medina after his raid on Ta'if, word spread that he had killed some of the men who had satirized and insulted him. The scared poets who were left, ran away in all directions.

HIS PUNISHMENTS WERE CRUEL

Bukhari , Volume 9, Book 83, Number 38a:
Narrated Anas:
A man peeped into one of the dwelling places of the Prophet. The Prophet got up and aimed a sharp-edged arrow head (or wooden stick) at him to poke him stealthily.

Ishaq 595 "The Apostle said, ‘Get him away from me and cut off his tongue.""

Bukhari:V1B11N626 "The Prophet said, ‘No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr. If they knew the reward they would come to (the mosque) even if they had to crawl. I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.
Ishaq:316 "Following Badr, Muhammad sent a number of raiders with orders to

capture some of the Meccans and burn them alive."

Bukhari , Volume 1, Book 4, Number 234:
Narrated Abu Qilaba:
Prophet sent (men) in the pursuit of Ukl men and they were captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was done) , and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron, They were put in 'Al-Harra' and when they asked for water, no water was given.

HE KILLED THOSE WHO REFUSED ISLAM OR LEFT ISLAM

Sunan Abu -Dawud,4390
"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."

Ishaq:551 The Messenger ordered Miqyas' assassination because he became a renegade by rejecting Islam."

Bukhari:V4B52N260 "The Prophet said, ‘If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.'"

Tabari VIII:143 " He set out with fifteen men. He encountered a large force whom he summoned to Islam. They refused to respond so he killed all of them."

Bukhari:V5B59N512 "The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer [Prayer of Fear] near Khaybar when it was still dark. He said, ‘Allahu-Akbar!' [Allah is Greatest] ' Then the inhabitants came out running on their roads. The Prophet had their men killed; their children and woman were taken as captives."

Bukhari yol 3,Book46, No. 717

"Narrated Ibn Aun:
The Prophet had suddenly attacked Bani Mustaliq without warning while they were heedless and their cattle were being watered at the places of water. Their fighting men were killed and their women and children were taken as captives; the Prophet got Juwairiya on that day. (Ref: Waqqidi, Tabari)
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