Muhammad And Terrorism

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Introduction

Many (most) Muslim will deny that terrorism is one of the traits/cultural characteristics of Islam. Because there is so little about this topic known to the Western world, most Westerners accept this. I have heard many Westerners say that their Muslim friends have condemned terrorism and terrorists. I will attempt to collate some data on this topic to show that either those Muslims are “illiterate of Islam” or they are telling “Taqiyya” (lies) to the uninformed.

Qur’an

(1) How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them. Qu’ran 7:4

(2) Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” Quran 8:12

(3) If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember. Qu’ran 8:57

(4) It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise. Qu’ran 8:67

(5) And those of the People of the Book who aided them – Allah did take them down from their strongholds and cast terror into their hearts. (So that) some ye slew, and some ye made prisoners. Qu’ran 33:26

(6) It is He Who got out the Unbelievers among the People of the Book from their homes at the first gathering (of the forces). Little did ye think that they would get out: And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allah! But the (Wrath of) Allah came to them from quarters from which they little expected (it), and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their dwellings by their own hands and the hands of the Believers, take warning, then, O ye with eyes (to see)!
Qu’ran 59:2

Hadith
Sahih Bukhara

(1) ***Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and ***I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them). Sahib Bukhara 4:52:220

(2) Narrated Anas: The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’. Sahih Bukhara 5:59:512

(3) Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with awe (cast into the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping last night, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to me till they were put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle left (this world) and now you people are carrying those treasures from place to place. Sahib Bukhara 9:87:127

Sahih Muslim

(1) Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon helm) said: I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects: I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): spoils have been made lawful to me: the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; I have been sent to all mankind and the line of prophets is closed with me. Sahib Muslim 4:1062

(2) Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I have been commissioned with words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): and while I was asleep I was brought the keys of the treasures of the earth which were placed in my hand. And Abfi Huraira added: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) has left (for his heavenly home) and you are now busy in getting them. Sahib Muslim 4:1063

(3) Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I have been helped by terror (in the heart of the enemy); I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; and while I was asleep I was brought the keys of the treasures of the earth which were placed in my hand. Sahib Muslim 4:1066

(4) Hammam b. Munabbih reported: That is what Abu Huraira reported to us from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and he narrated (some) ahadith one of which is that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies) and I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning. Sahib Muslim 4:1067

Sira
Ibn Ishaq

(1) If you come upon them, deal so forcibly as to terrify those who would follow, that they may be warned. Make a severe example of them by terrorising Allah’s enemies. Ishaq 326

(2) Allah said, ‘No Prophet before Muhammad took booty from his enemy nor prisoners for ransom.’ ***Muhammad said, ‘I was made victorious with terror. The earth was made a place for me to clean. I was given the most powerful words. Booty was made lawful for me. I was given the power to intercede. These five privileges were awarded to no prophet before me.’ Ishaq 326

(3) Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’ Ishaq 327

(4) Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’ Ishaq 510

(5) When the Apostle descends on your land none of your people will be left when he leaves. Ishaq 588

Al Tabari

(1) After the Messenger had finished with the Khaybar Jews, Allah cast terror into the hearts of the Jews in Fadak when they received news of what Allah had brought upon Khaybar. Faded became the exclusive property of Allah’s Messenger. Al Tabari Vol.8 p.129

(2) We have been dealt a situation from which there is no escape. You have seen what Muhammad has done. Arabs have submitted to him and we do not have the strength to fight. You know that no herd is safe from him. And no one even dares go outside for fear of being terrorised. Al Tabari vol.9 p. 42

(3) Muhammad carried arms, helmets, and spears. He led a hundred horses, appointing Bahir to be in charge of the weapons and Maslamah to be in charge of the horses. When the Quraysh received word of this, it frightened them. Al Tabari Vol. 8 p.138

(4) After the Messenger had finished with the Khaybar Jews, Allah cast terror into the hearts of the Jews in Fadak when they received news of what Allah had brought upon Khaybar. Faded became the exclusive property of Allah’s Messenger. Al Tabari Vol.8 p.129 [1]

Comments

For any Muslim, who is worth his salt as a Muslim, not knowing of the terrorism practiced in Islam, in the Quran, the Hadith, and the Siras would mean he is either totally illiterate about Islamic literature or he is lying through his teeth (Taqiyya.)

Reference

[1] Muhammad and Terrorism: https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Qur’an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:Muhammad_and_Terrorism

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