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The Islam of Muhammad

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr. (United Kingdom), Dec 6, 2006 at 07:46

To Ianus

"Was Muhammad a moderate Muslim" you ask?

What do the most authoritative documents of Islam say about him and his Islam?

"Ye have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah."

Surah 33:21 (Abdullah Yusuf Ali)

"And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character."

Surah 68:4 (Hilali-Khan)

Muhammad spoke the following words during his last sermon on 7th.March 632AD in Mecca:-

"I am leaving you with the Book of Allah (the QUR'AN), and my SUNNAH (the life style and the behavioural mode of the Prophet), if you follow them you will never go astray."

And what was "the lifestyle and behavioural mode" of the prophet of Islam? what did he say and do?

"I have been made victorious with terror" (Sahi Bukhari V4B52N220)

"I shall terrorise the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them, because they oppose Allah and his apostle." (Qur'an 8:12)

"Killing unbelievers is a small matter to us" ( al-Tabari IX:69)

"Paradise lies under the shade of swords" (Sahi Bukhari V4B5N73)

"The believers fight in Allah's cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed" (Qur'an 9:111)

"Muhammad said, ‘You are commanded to carry out jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam' " (Qur'an 47:4)

"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'an 9:5)

These are just a few typical extracts from Islam's most authoritative documents which answer your question Ianus, and you can see many more like 'em, in the online transcript of Craig Wynn's book,

"Prophet of Doom-Islams Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words" at http://www.prophetofdoom.net/POD_Quran.Islam

which is sourced using Islam's most authoritative documents.

Was Muhammad "a moderate Muslim?" or was he the archetypal Islamic terrorist?

With kind regards

Lactantius Jr.

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