Tools to Help You Educate Your Fellow Non-Muslims About Islam

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The single most important task we need to accomplish is to educate our fellow citizens about Islam's prime directive.

For many people who remain ignorant about Islam, the only way their ignorance will be breached is through one-on-one conversations, because the sources of news and information they select, and the friends they hang out with, all reinforce their ignorance.

For your personal friends and family members who remain ignorant about the disturbing nature of Islamic doctrine, you are our only hope. You must reach them and change their minds. That is your mission. This will require dedication on your part, and constant improvement in your ability to get through your listeners' resistance to accepting the truth about Islam.

But you're not alone. Tools and resources are available to help you. Here they are:

1. A list of different ways to approach a conversation about Islam.

2. Other methods you can use to persuade besides a back-and-forth argument.

3. Support and insight from your fellow counterjihadists.

4. A link to send to your not-yet-informed friends: Inquiry Into Islam.

5. Something to focus on in your conversations: Get them to take the pledge.

6. Something to help you in your ongoing discussions: Answers to Objections.

7. An organized group for political action.

8. Practical actions you can use to influence and educate others.

9. Pamphlets and leaflets to hand out.

Use these tools and resources to do the one thing that needs to be done: Educating our fellow non-Muslims about Islam. Once we've done that, the rest will be relatively easy. Concessions will be undone. The attempted encroachments of orthodox Islam will be blocked. Islam's reach will shrink. The tide will turn, and the Islamization of the free world will begin to reverse course.

Most of the material linked to above is in our book: Getting Through.

36 comments:

Amit 12:30 AM  

but in this link there is also attempt to make educate/shame the muslims.. i guess this is also imp. you always focus on non-muslims. But do you agree here:

http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/shaming-the-muslims-out-of-islam/

What might work, something that has not been tried, is what I personally call 'shaming the Muslims out of Islam'. Islam is a horrible and shameful ideology, unfit for the civilized world. But most Muslims, who are average human beings, do not know what is actually in the Quran and Sunnah, or, they have never analyzed the contents of Islam's fundamental texts critically. They have no idea what it means to be a true Muslim and how shameful it is in the modern civilized conscience. If they are made aware of the true nature of Islam, they will leave this barbaric and dehumanizing cult in large numbers. Islam will be condemned to the dustbin of history where it always belonged.

Kimberly 3:59 AM  

Holy cow, I had no idea from where the personal attacks would come when I began this process of broaching the subject with people around me. I am reminded this morning that this is a battle, and that I had better be tough or I won't be able to participate. To end positively, many have been receptive, albeit cautious, which is very appropriate.

Citizen Warrior 12:34 PM  

Amit, I like your idea. There are so many non-Muslims that don't know what's going on, I feel compelled to warn them, as many of them as I can, as quickly as possible, so I don't ever consider the task of convincing Muslims to leave their religion. That seems more difficult to me, so I never recommend it. But if you can do it, I hope you are successful.

Citizen Warrior 12:37 PM  

Kimberly, I had the same shocking experience. I could not believe it that my own loved ones, my own family members, would be so against me when I first started telling them what I was learning.

I don't know if toughness is the thing you need to focus on. Maybe it is, but maybe it would be better to focus on improving your approach. There are so many good resources for learning better rapport skills, better persuasion skill, even better marketing skills, that you would literally make a lifetime study of it, and constantly improve your ability to reach people. Take the negative feedback as a message that says, "A different approach is needed."

Gaye 7:26 PM  

How do I get family and friends to read, research for themselves, or listen and learn about the dangers of islam to all non-muslims around the world. The aim to KILL ALL NON-BELIEVERS, billions of humans, or the subjugation of some humans thereof!
So many just hide their heads in the sands.

Citizen Warrior 2:50 AM  

Gaye, that is the question. That's our most important mission. How can we get people INTERESTED in this topic? We've got to make it easy for them, fascinating, compelling, not offensive or horrifying at first. All that hard-to-take stuff can come later. First fascinate them.

Read about advertising and sales. Our task is really similar to a marketing task. How do you bring people in and intrigue them? How do you present your message so they will REACH for it rather than be repulsed by it?

Use the tools, and as you come up with approaches that work, share them with us here.

Anonymous 10:35 PM  

comments:
Anonymous September 13, 2012 4:40 PM
I have seen rampant false "but look what we do" comments on line by people who think they're being
progressive and free thinking. This
is morally and intellectually lazy.
I find it offensive as a citizen of a Western democracy that this potentially self defeating rhetoric
is mindlessly spewn forth by immature idiots with no real intellect who have gotten no facts
or given any serious thought to the
issues. I am female and very aware
of and angered by our sexism which
is sometimes covert and subtle as we pay lip service to equality for women and HAVE LAWS DEMANDING IT! I would never equate it with the treatment of women in the Islamic world (which is a direct result of
Islamic doctrine and law.)To do so is to disregard what I would imagine is one of the most extreme and large scale occurances of human right abuses in the
history of Mankind. The shortcomings of Christianity are
irrelevant to the tyranny, violence
and evil that is Islam. And don't
cite things that happened hundreds
of years ago. We have developed into a modern society with values
including rights,justice,equality
and human decency. When we fall short of our ambitious and noble
goals for this society that does not make us as bad,cruel,violent,
unjust and barbaric as Islamic theocracies are. One cannot help but notice that the US detractors
with their ignorant yeah buts have nothing negative to say about the Islamic world. They know next to
nothing about Islam. I've heard many people say the West has made
these societies what they are. Its
not our foreign policy it's Islam.We didn't force it on them(it was there long before the USA
was even created )but they would force it on us if they could.These
stupid and dangerous comments make me angry. Military and foreign policy decisions made by elected politicians(that many Americans may object to,not know about until after the fact and over which they
exert no direct control)are not the same thing as violent mobs of citizens taking to the street or huge crowds cheering for the deaths of Westerners or Israelies.
Shoving someone is not worse or the same as shooting someone. To insist it is is thoughtless and dishonest. I can't give this behavior a free pass especially
when those who espouse ths garbage
are so arrogent and sure they're
seeing through the status quo and
challenging the powers that be. Abbie hoffman is turning over in his grave.This is a great blog and
the only informed and intelligent
discourse I"ve seen or heard about this very important issue.Thank you!

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Anonymous 8:16 AM  

Amit's suggestion is unexpected, inspiring albeit naive. The common mistake is taking for granted that Muslims share the basic values of the west. They do not, and what's more they cannot. It is like playing checkers with 1 player on the red squars and 1 on the black. Same game but they never meet. Amit's idea is inventive but a waste of energy and time - just like negotiations with Iran. Islam is in our face and it is a fast-paced snowball that is already difficult to deal with, both because of above naivity, politicians that want 2 B politically correct, and thirdly because of leaders that apparently have hidden agendas. The only solution is to spend large amounts of energy bringing facts to as many local leaders as possible with the aim to have info filter up. We are in a time of what I refer to as"Political Science Fiction." What is transpiring today would have made a great Azimov novel 25 yrs. ago. This jihad is not new, but a continuation of the historical omni-present aim of Islam to convert, subjugate, and kill.

I salute the initiative here. Good luck to us all.

jonny 6:20 AM  

It is naive & completely unrealistic. Note that many of these self-professed moderates always say, "Most Muslims do not hate Christians & Jews!" Oh really? Delusion or outright lies?

Anonymous 2:15 AM  

You can't argue with or change a closed mind. These people reject science, they hate women, they think children are fair game for men to rape, they excuse their barbarism as instructions from their 'prophet' who was a murderous paedophile who instructed his army to rape and kill all women and children after they over ran a city. Islam is a toxic cult and time hasn't mellowed it, it is still as deranged as in the 9th century, while we all live in the modern 21st. Jesus preached peace and love, Mohammed preached ate and death. I choose no god.
Europe has been overrun by Muslims due to the addled, ineffective political class who thought multiculturalism was a good idea, rather than apartheid by a different name. They have encouraged separate ethno-religious communities which don't see themselves as Europeans, but as occupiers biding their time. Already sharia is being introduced, already our animal welfare has been traqshed in favour of the barbarity of halal. How much further? The working class have woken across Europe, the far right are seen as the only ones who say it how it is and are gaining support. Soon there will be a bloodbath, unless a solution is found, and I don't hold out much hope of that.

Citizen Warrior 2:10 PM  

This is not about reaching or influencing Muslims. It is about reaching and educating our fellow non-Muslims.

Anonymous 5:39 PM  

My children think I'm racist because I won't to make people aware of what Islam is.

Citizen Warrior 9:58 PM  

That is a fairly common reaction. Your children don't know how to interpret what you're doing. It may take a little time for them to understand. We've written a manual that might help you with the process. You can read about the manual here.

Furor Teutonicus 5:26 AM  

The problem I have found with most of the public, friends, etc, is that it is like trying to talk sence into a pscysophrenic. (I do it as a job now.... !!).

You can spend a whole shift talking sence into them, and getting them to accept that "XYZ" is a sensible way to deal with the world around them.

Nex morning, you go in, and they are back at square one. As if last shift never happened.

Frustrating.

Anonymous 5:40 AM  

Islam is not a race and so how can one be accused of racism?

Anonymous 3:58 AM  

Good luck to you guys, I admire your efforts, but how can you compete? Muslims are more than willing to spend billions and billions of dollars to spread their islam around the world, even to mars. Every time you fuel your cars you support islam.

Citizen Warrior 3:30 PM  

You are absolutely right. We see the breaking of the oil monopoly is the single most important thing to ending orthodox Islam's rampant spread. It can be done:

We Can Bankrupt the Global Jihad

Anonymous 11:46 PM  

My friends say same to me ...

Anonymous 1:26 AM  

Because Islam pushes the idea as being racist is seen by the West as the ultimate taboo almost. Over last 10 years I used to have questions buzzing about my head that I felt I shouldn't, as the answers I felt I might find were un-pc. Then after Lee Rigby got murdered something kinda clicked. I researched Islam and Muslims, read lots of websites and also The Third Choice by Mark Drurie. Within a short time, all those questions suddenly had answers that made perfect sense. The way things are, the way they live, the attitudes they have ... all answered by knowing what's in the Koran and who wrote it. It all drops into place so easily.

Kono Nwa 7:07 PM  

Thanks for all your hard work, as we say in Oz "pushing s**t uphill". Without the valiant efforts and assistance of your site and some others, the fight against the deeply-controlled ignorance which is Consensus Reality would be ever so much harder.

My personal awareness of the dangers of the Islamic belief system was sparked by my Mother who, in response to my feel-good comment about the "Religion of Peace" adorned with the usual platitudes, replied with scorn. She was elderly, and living in Berlin at the time, nine years ago. Knowing her well, I couldn't believe that she of all people would reply with such toxic venom. She was a very well-educated professional who had functioned successfully at all levels.

So, out of respect for her, I decided to do a little bit of research, and very soon became aware of the dark cloud that has been hanging over rational humanity (for all its faults) since the death of a self-declared prophet 1382 years ago. After much study and many solitary hours researching the Quran, the Hadiths, and the Sira, along with tons of related data, I fell well-qualified and knowledgeable-enough to convey my message of preparedness and pre-emption, but firstly, I don't have the necessary politically-correct social skills and secondly, no-one wants to know.

So thanks again for putting it all together in one easy-to-access site for those of us who may be finding the struggle towards the light of reason, and sharing that light with others, just a tad too hard.

TruthHurts287 9:03 PM  

Hi Folks,

My favourite initial eye-openers to inform and warn of islam.

ISLAM WHAT THE WEST NEEDS TO KNOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNYoAgLzm4

Three things about islam video (8 mins) (EXPOSING THE REAL NATURE OF ISLAM/MUSLIMS) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9rofXQl6w

The link for the video, 'what islam is not' what islam does as it gets to different % of the population - 'acting' nice when in minority but showing the evil,more and more, in stages - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEXWjlgJ83E

THE QURANIC DECEPTION DOCTRIN OF ISLAM - WHAT MUSLIMS DONT TELL YOU - ABBROGATION - ONLY 38% OF QURAN TO BE BELIEVED (BY MUSLIMS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Kox5XNuyb8

Free Audios exposing islam - introduction to political islam, mohammad, basics of islam, jihad, islam and the jews, islam and the christian, the dhimmi, slavery, ethics, koran, submission and duality, tears of jihad, conclusion GOOD TO COPY AND PASS ON OR LINK TOO- http://actwestnashville.com/?page_id=544



voxnarbo 2:17 AM  

Holy cow indeed, Kimberly. My then fiancé said I was an extremist. What the hell?
It's not easy to tell people about this, huh.

The man who opened my eyes to what Islam is, is Dutch MP Geert Wilders. There was a big fuss about his video, which he showed to the Dutch Parliament and I got curious. Entitled "Fitna", it slapped me into awareness.

When I feel alone in the fight, I go to the Facebook group I was lucky to become a part of. It's by invite only. Look it up: Stop Islamization of America. If you're interested in becoming a member, hit me up. I believe members can invite people in.

Ronald Boa Tanner

Joseph Gordon Dant 2:09 PM  

I have had the same experience as some on here. I made a slight criticism of Islam, not muslims, after a terrorist attack, and was vilified.
People arouond me were making excuses for the terrorists while vilifying me for criticizing the ideology that those terrorists said they were acting from.
This is what made me realize I must carry on.
I am going to be called a racist but I can live with that.

Citizen Warrior 2:04 AM  

Joseph, thank you for your commitment. You have pinpointed the first, most basic obstacle to overcome in order to have a civil conversation about Islam: The mistaken belief that Islam is a race.

For future discussions, perhaps these could help you:

Is it racist to criticize Islam?
What You're Saying is Racist
Prevent Bigotry and Racism
Critique of Pure Islam

ciaparker2 12:21 PM  

I agree with Amit. I have had Muslim friends who were basically just cultural Muslims. When I asked one about savage passages in the Quran, she said that she had never read the Quran, and didn't know Arabic. She said that is was possibly a matter of mistranslation. That is not the case, I know, but she doesn't go to mosque, doesn't pray regularly, only fasts sometimes for a day or two during Ramadan. She said, when I pressed her, that she thinks she does accept the Quran as the literal word of Allah. However, she is a very nice person who has lived in the US for decades. She would never approve of savage acts. One very nice young Jordanian in my university department said he was very worried that he might be condemned because he wore knee-length shorts in the summer. His brother adored parakeets and was thrilled to give them a home when a friend moving away asked me to take his five parakeets. He was such a gentle caretaker that I was surprised to learn that he had gotten two of them to get together and the female laid and hatched eggs. They had once heard an honor killing going on in the street in front of their house, and were shocked by it. Another very gentle, dreamy Egyptian named Salah (prayer) in my dorm cafeteria told me stories about how Islam taught that the baby Jesus made clay birds and brought them to life (something I had never heard of before).

I've read the statistics on how many Muslims in different countries would like to live under sharia, and all I can say is that I think those who don't could be persuaded to either leave Islam or work to interpret it in a way consistent with humanity, compassion, and human rights. Everyone starts out with a human heart, and would be able to live better if they learned to pay attention to its humane dictates.

foxyman 8:27 AM  

I'm a very poor orator and have great difficulty explaining things to people, however, I have a duty to do. My line usually goes something like this:- I've been studying Islam, which I have, that will normally raise the eyebrows of my friends as they know I dislike Islam. I tell them the reason being, I wanted to look at Islam from the inside out rather than the other way round. I live in a very affluent and conservative part of the UK where almost all believe Islam is a religion of peace. I just wanted to know just what made these people of Isis et al, tick. Then I go straight to Mohammed, if they know who he was, most do. I then tell them that I believe Mo to be one of the greatest people who have ever lived, which I also do. First timers I usually leave it there, if they return for more information I give bits away, mainly positive hoping they will go and find more out for themselves as if they get any negative off me then one or two will regard me as a racist bigot.

Walter Sieruk 11:25 AM  

As for "Tools to help educate follow non-Muslims about Islam." How about the tools found in the internet ? Such as the political action site actforamerica.org Furthermore, there are the news sites about Islamic terrorism such a jihadwatch.org and pamelageller.com Moreover, Christian sites about Islam are also important .Such as faithfreedom.org and answering-islam.org

Anonymous 4:09 PM  

I do most of my talking online, but at work I have the ability to recommend books that will help my staff be more, erm, aware of diverse cultures. I have selected several biographies written by Muslim women who have been the victims of oppressive Islamic practices such as FGM or forced marriage. Some of these women are very feisty and do not mince words. They have paid a stiff price for speaking out. Staff always want to come back and talk. Then, there is the opportunity to contribute a few more details. I have to be very, VERY careful what I say at work.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes great books to buy and give to your friends who read. For the light reader, the Princess series by Jean Sasson would be enjoyable and interesting. There are tons of harrowing true stories by women who have been trapped in Muslim marriages. The thing about Islam is that the book does not have to be openly critical of Islam to get people talking.

Online, I spend time commenting on news articles. If a mosque or Islamic organization is mentioned, I expose any ties I can find to the MSA or ISNA. I look for sources of Saudi funding or teaching. If CAIR is involved, I always mention they are a designated terror organization in the UAE, a Muslim nation. I have several links I am always trying to throw in if I can get the chance. Yasir Qadhi on shirk is God's greatest gift to the non-Muslim trying to expose Islam:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1jC0y8hIs8
I love this frustrated terrorist sheikh from MEMRI:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKAnTraJS7E
And how about "Did you hear about the fatwa against Mickey Mouse?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U457QAPeD4A
Too funny!

I do communicate on Muslim sites, but they often censor me. Frustrating. Most Muslims do not know much about Islam. Many are insecure about things like Islamic slavery. And there is nothing I like to talk about more than Islamic slavery! So I always make a point to debate with people on that topic. Muslims are leaving Islam at a rapid rate and they are usually undercover about it. You never know when you are planting a seed.


Anonymous 7:40 PM  

The only way to combat Islam is with the truth. The overwhelming stress of everyday life will cause many to turn away from listening but after a while the truth seeks in like a leaky pipe that evidently floods the basement. Muslims and Non-Muslims will wake up one day and realize they have been victims of a great deception. I am amazed at the well organized machine Muslims have in place in America and throughout the world. Like a snake creeping up from under the wood pile. It is most frightening especially watching our own politicians attempt to brainwash Americans. Islam is Not a religion of peace and never has been. Print the Truth..don't bother insulting or degrading tactics..just print the truth. Islam is a man made religious ideology that endangers every citizen on this planet. Activist like Pamela Geller and Brigitte Gabriel are being eaten alive and need everyone's support. Join ACT and sign the petitions if nothing else. If you look at the appointee's in our Homeland Security you will see that all of them are first generation immigrants. You can see the damage that has been caused across America by Islamic influence once one understands what to look for. Saudi has spent over 100 BILLION dollars in America building Mosque, supporting Islamic Organizations and schools. Now their influence is in our Universities and Public Schools. I would rather we go back to the horse and buggy days than to depend on Saudi Oil!! That is their strong hold on America!! We are making these SOB's wealthy every time we fill our tanks. OPEC rakes in over 93 TRILLION, annually. They can buy our Politicians and prepare their own Politicians as we have already witnessed. There's an enemy in the camp and all the propaganda in the world will not hide the fact that they intend to 'overcome' democracy as we know it. Their attempt to force the UN to make blasphemy laws is a perfect example of their power. The Arab Bloc influence in the U.N. is extremely disturbing. EXTREMELY! Politicians like Hillary, Obama and a few others seem to bow to the UN..and Saudi.. Be very careful who you vote for~it could turn America to ashes.

bobfox321 11:43 AM  

Islam is NOT a RELIGION, it is a THEOCRACY.
Islam and Sharia Law are 100% INCOMPATIBLE with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

There are ONLY 4 options for all Moslems in the United States of America:
1. REFORM Islam (Dr Zuhdi Jasser M.D. - American http://muslimreformmovement.org/ )
2. CONVERT
3. MOVE to an Islamic country
4. NATURAL DEATH.

Anonymous 8:54 PM  

Something that made an impression on me was to look closely at what certain Words meant to Islam vs meanings in US...Freedom for them means Sharia and Islam. Freedom for us means any religious freedom but all out of Government. They are opposite. Same with Liberation, which to them means getting a country out of the clutches of the Infidel and their whoring ways & total Islamization. To us Liberation means things like Freedom of Religion, choices, critical thinking etc. For them "Liberation" of a country means removing everything But Sharia to make it free from unholy Choice or tolerance. See, most of the Left (which I am) thinks something very different....but when they hear "Liberation!" "Freedom Fighters" etc they get excited and so gung-ho without realizing they support the opposite. There are more examples but they are used for Recruitment Electronic Jihad style Here just as ISIL does recruitment for violence. They say now that they must win the Hearts and Minds of Americans.

A problem I have is that when my Peace and Justice friends try to change My mind with all the "Occupation", 'Apartheid', Native Palis etc I know I checked it all out and I will never change. And they feel the Same way. So we just cannot talk about it. PS Palaistine is an OLD Greek word, made famous by Herodotus in BC times when he wrote of the Hebrew. Palaistes is Wrestle/struggle in Greek (which they made an Olympic game) YISRA is wrestle/struggle in Hebrew. The Hebrew renamed Jacob after he struggled with the power EL (Elohim). His name became Yisra el. Wrestled with El (Elohim). So Herodotus wrote in Greek for Greeks the Palaistines, or the ones who followed the Wrestler who was Yisrael in Hebrew. Everyone read Greek. Even the Romans. When they conquered, they used the old Greek word but with their own Latin spelling. And they meant all the Levant. Palaistine actually means Yisrael. Rome called everyone by that name and everyone Inside hated the Western Name and never used it until Arafat saw the benefit to the Western Mind association. He made it like the Palaistine We know of from old were some tribe of Arab natives. Why US eats that up without checking is just what recruiters banked on.

Anonymous 10:16 PM  

AUTHENTIC PREACHERS AND AUTHENTICITY OF PREACHING IN RELIGION
Md. Hanif
Even though there are many religions in this world, most of these have been preached at a time when there was no good system of recording. Out of the prominent religions Islam is the only religion whose preacher and his activities have been recorded in history. In fact he was the king of a large kingdom. During that period democracy was absent and men having exceptional physical strength, many friends or the sons of ruling kings become the ruler. When someone having none of these qualities became king, people knew that it happened so because of any trick. Spreading of religion was such a famous trick.

It is now meaningless to raise any discrepancy in their religious books of the old religions. If raised, the concerned followers would say, someone might have changed the original version, where no one would be able to produce any original. There is no such loophole in Islam, because their religious book was carefully recorded from the beginning. It is said that their god sent his sayings directly to the prophet through an angel. Then people recorded what the preacher said. In such a situation the followers have no scope to disagree to what has been written in their book.

When a man fabricates a religion for his selfish interests he would preach things that would instigate the greedy people to fight for him. If god preaches any religion it must target for the welfare of the entire mankind. God's preaching would in no way help any particular person, and not even the preacher.

Anonymous 10:17 PM  

AUTHENTIC PREACHERS AND AUTHENTICITY OF PREACHING IN RELIGION
Md. Hanif
When a man fabricates a religion for his selfish interests he would preach things that would instigate the greedy people to fight for him. If god preaches any religion it must target for the welfare of the entire mankind. God's preaching would in no way help any particular person, and not even the preacher.

The authentic English translation of the above religious book was written by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall and all have accepted it without any dispute. A study of the book may reveal that it heavy with repetitions, contradictions and incidents whose meaning cannot be deciphered. This creates scope for their followers to create meaning of their choice. Also, the same discourages those who look for simple, straightforward and undisputed meaning.

It has been noticed that the following section of the book contains materials which seem to be of help to some particular person, and not the entire mankind.
(01) Chapter 24. AN-NUR: LIGHT (LINE 4, 11-15)
(02) Chapter 24. AN-NUR: LIGHT (Line 31).
(03) Chapter 33. AL-AHZAB: THE CLANS (Line 37).
(04) Chapter 33. AL-AHZAB: THE CLANS (Line 53).

Anonymous 10:18 PM  

AUTHENTIC PREACHERS AND AUTHENTICITY OF PREACHING IN RELIGION
Md. Hanif


(01) CHAPTER 24. AN-NUR: LIGHT (LINE 4, 11-15). Original text (Part): (4) And those who accuse honorable women but do not bring four witnesses scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony – They are indeed evildoers…... (11-15) Lo! They who spread the slander are a gang among you. …… Why did not the believers, men and women, when you heard it, think good of their own folk; and say: It is a manifest untruth? Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of God. Had it not been for the grace of God and His mercy to you in the world and the Hereafter an awful punishment had overtaken you for that whereof you murmured.

MEANING FROM HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: In the deserts the caravan journey from one oasis to another begins in the evening. The women sit on enclosed boxes and the slaves pick up the boxes on camel-back. One person (naquib) invites all to come and the journey begins. The caravan usually reaches destinations in the morning. In one such journey, after the caravan reached the destination, it was found that one wife of the preacher was found missing. The following evening one camel with two slaves were sent back to the previous oasis. They came back with the wife and one more person after the following night. Their staying in there for two nights made men to murmur. At this time god sent the preaching, "those who accuse honorable women but do not bring four witnesses scourge them (with) eighty stripes". It was natural that in such the offenders would disagree. There may be at best three male persons, but the number would never be four.

Anonymous 10:19 PM  

AUTHENTIC PREACHERS AND AUTHENTICITY OF PREACHING IN RELIGION
Md. Hanif
(02) CHAPTER 24. AN-NUR: LIGHT (LINE 31). Original text (Part): And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons or sisters sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigor, or children who know naught of women's nakedness.

MEANING FROM HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: God in the religious book said that women can leave their outer dress in front of some relatives and persons like, "... their own husbands or fathers or husbands fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons….". While some of these are acceptable it is questionable why god included "husbands father" in this list. The answer to this question is important because of Chapter 33. Al-ahzab: The Clans, Line 37, where the preacher wished to marry his son's wife and the son had to divorce.

(03) CHAPTER 33. AL-AHZAB: THE CLANS (LINE 37): Original text (Part): 37. ….. And thou didst hide in thy mind that which Allah was to bring to light, and thou didst fear mankind whereas Allah had a better right that thou shouldst fear Him. So when Zeyd had performed the necessary formality (of divorce) from her, We gave her unto thee in marriage, so that (henceforth) there may be no sin for believers in respect of wives of their adopted sons, when the latter have performed the necessary formality (of release) from them….

MEANING FROM HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The preacher released his slave Zeyd and made him his foster son. Zeyd married Zainab. God came to know what was in the preacher's mind because in the religious book he said: "And thou didst hide in thy mind that which Allah was to bring to light". Zeyd divorced his wife and the preacher married her. God said, "So when Zeyd had performed the necessary formality (of divorce) from her, We gave her unto thee in marriage,..". In addition God endeavored to justify such act by saying, "so that (henceforth) there may be no sin for believers in respect of wives of their adopted sons,".

Anonymous 10:21 PM  

AUTHENTIC PREACHERS AND AUTHENTICITY OF PREACHING IN RELIGION
Md. Hanif
(04) CHAPTER 33. AL-AHZAB: THE CLANS (LINE 53) : Original text (Part): O you who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet for a meal without waiting for the proper time, unless permission be granted to you. But if you are invited, enter, and, when, your meal is ended, then disperse. Linger not for conversation. Lo! That would cause annoyance to the Prophet, and he would be shy of (asking) you (to go); but God is not shy of the truth. And when you ask of them (the wives of the Prophet) anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain. That is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not for you to cause annoyance to the Messenger of God, nor that you should ever marry his wives after him. Lo! That in God's sight would be an enormity..

MEANING FROM HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The leaders of prospective tribes who could accept the new religion were invited to stay and take food in the preacher's house. They entered the house probably without permission and spent more time than needed in eating and gossiping. So, god sent the preaching, "when, your meal is ended, then disperse. Linger not for conversation". God also said, "nor that you should ever marry his wives after him".

There are many other preaching in the book that prove beyond any doubt that probably it was not from any divine source, but could have been someone's creation.


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