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Stoning Adulterers in Islam: Muhammads Motives and Double Standard

by Mirza Ghalib : Dec 15, 2013

Introduction We hear and see from time to time on television and other media outlets about the horrific punishment of stoning to death in some Islamic countries around the globe. Those of us, who study Islam with objective mind, know that Islam is a dangerous political ideology in a religious mask. Whatever Muhammad said or did had nothing to do with religion, or spirituality for that matter, but to achieve political gains in his ambition to conquer the whole world. This article deals with one such political conspiracy of Muhammad in the name of stoning to death. ALLAH DOESNT ORDER STONING OF ADULTERERS IN HIS QURAN It is quite interesting that although the horrific punishment of stoning to death that has been practiced widely for the fourteen centuries in some Islamic countries, there is no verse in the modern Quran sanctioning the punishment. Let us see what some of the close companions of Muhammad said on this matter: According to Umar, the second King of the Islamic nation after Muhammad, the verse of rajm (stoning the adulterer) was part of the Quran. Here are the references of his statement: Abdullah ibn Abbas said, I heard Umar ibn al-Khattab say, Stoning is in the Book of Allah for those who commit adultery, men or women when they are muhsan and when there is clear proof of pregnancy or a confession. (Al-Muwatta 41. 41.18, Sahih Al-Bukhari 8:82:817) Another hadith confirms that the stoning verse was part of Sura Al-Ahzab of the Quran: Zirr ibn Hubaish reported: Ubayy ibn Kab said to me, What is the extent of Suratul-Ahzab? I said, Seventy, or seventy-three verses. He said, Yet it used to be equal to Suratul-Baqarah and in it we recited the verse of stoning. I said, And what is the verse of stoning? He replied, The fornicators among the married men (ashshaikh) and married women (ash-shaikhah), stone them as an exemplary punishment from Allah, and Allah is Mighty and Wise.

Umar further said: SURA AHZAB OF THE QURAN ONCE HAD 287 VERSES (73 VERSES AT PRESENT) Umar b al Khattab said, what has escaped (been missed) from the Quran, a lot of Quran {Laqad Thahaba Min al Quran, Quranan Kathira}. (Suyutis Al Itqan fi Ulum al Quran P:56) Ibn Mardawayh reported that Hudhayfah said: Umar said to me How many verses are contained in the chapter of al-Ahzab? I said, 72 or 73 verses. He said it was almost as long as the chapter of the Cow, which contains 287 verses, and in it there was the verse of stoning.(Al-Muttaqi Ali bin Husam al-Din in his book Mukhtasar Kanz al-Ummal printed on the margin of Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Vol. 2, p. 2, in his hadith about chapter 33, As-Suyuti, Al-Itqan fii Ulum al-Quran, p.524 UMMUL MOMINEEN AISHA SAYS, SURA AHZAB HAD 200 VERSES Ummul Momineen Aisha, Muhammads favorite wives out of fifteen, endorses the above statements through her own narration: Aisha reports that Ahzab used to be recited, in the lifetime of the Prophet, as having 200 verses,but when Uthman wrote out the mushafs, all they could find was its present length. (Jalal al Din `Abdul Rahman b. abi Bakr al Suyuti, al Itqan fi `ulum al Quran, Halabi, Cairo, 1935/1354, pt 2, p. 25) Note: Al-Ahzab, the number 33 Sura of the present Quran, has only 73 verses. After Muhammads death, Aisha became a highly powerful political player among the Sahabiyaat, who also excelled in narrating the maximum number of hadiths. Anything that got the endorsement of Madam Aisha was deemed unquestionable. Readers must be aware that the above quotes come from Islams very own original, mass-produced and well-documented sacred scriptures, not from Jewish or Christian books. And these hadiths support the claim that the sanctioning of stoning does not exist in the Quran that we have today. ALLAH GUARDS THE QURAN! While Muhammad and his close companions played with Allahs Quran by adding and deleting the verses according to their own wish, we Muslims are told by our mullahs that the Quran being the word of Allah cannot be altered, not even a single diacritical mark for that matter. Our mullahs usually quote the verses from Sura Al-Hijr 15:9 and Sura Al-Buruj 85:22 to prove the unalterable authenticity of the Quran.

1. Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its guardian. (Quran 15:9) 2. Nay! it is a glorious Quran. In a guarded tablet. (Quran 85:21-22) It means that nobody can alter the text of the Quran that Allah allegedly revealed to Muhammad. And we the ignorant Muslims strongly believe this. It is farcical that while we believe not even a diacritical mark of the Quran can be changed, nearly two-thirds of a chapter of the Quran was thrown out during its compilation during the rule of Caliph Uthman (644-656 AD) after the death of Muhammad (632 AD). We, the adamant educated Muslims, the sworn enemies of our own, dont bother to read our own books in a language we understand, and go on shamefully believing these charlatans. MUHAMMAD WAS THE GREATEST GANGSTER OF ARABIA OF HIS TIME Those, who study Islam with critical and analytical mind, readily understand that the Quran is a fabricated book, plagiarized from the various contemporary religious ideas and customs of Muhammads time, especially from the Bible (It is not possible to give references of all the verses in this short article). Muhammad roughly knew about the successful stories of the Biblical prophets and also the miserable end of Jesus from his contact with the Jews and Christians, particularly his long association with his Christian wife Khadijah and Khadijahs uncle and priest Waraqa bin Naufal. On his way to gain the throne of Arabia, Muhammad, the evil genius, was very alert about the lesson he learnt from the unfortunate death of the upcoming king of Israel, Jesus. Muhammad did not want to face a similar end that Jesus had met with in his effort to acquire the kingship of Israel. So, Muhammad was cautious at every step of his move and adopted the policy of terrorizing all and sundry except his devoted male followers. In other words, he along with his male followers formed a gang of bandits, who engaged in killing and looting the innocent non-Muslims. In this way, he gradually become the most powerful gangster in Arabia, even probably the first in recorded history. He gave unlimited privileges to his marauding male followers, on whom depended his hope of attaining the throne and riches. Apart from the plagiarized verses from the various religious scriptures, Muhammad filled his Quran with terrorizing verses just to suppress all except his male soldiers. RAID THE INNOCENTS IN THE LAST PART OF THE NIGHT IN ALLAHS CAUSE Although Muhammad had enmity with the pagan Arabs, he considered Jews as his worst enemies for they satirized him and his religious doctrines. Unlike the pagans, the Jews of Arabia were literate, intelligent and well aware that Muhammad was plagiarizing their scriptures and pretended it to be his new religion. So Muhammad resolved to eradicate them from the Arab Peninsula. He conducted surprise raids on Jewish settlements during the last part of the nights, when they were totally

unprepared and unarmed (Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:52:195, Abu Dawud Book 14:2610). During the early years of his surprise-attacks on Jewish settlements, it was his practice to kill each-and-every male Jew above the age of puberty and to enslave their women and children. MEDINA MOSQUE TRAINING CAMP FOR MUHAMMADS BANDITS FOR ALLAHS CAUSE Behind the religious shield of 5-time prayers daily, Muhammad actually trained his male followers in horse riding and archery, so as to engage them in raids on the nonMuslims. (Sahih Al-Bukhari 1:8:412, 442, 443, 445/ 1:10:534, Sahih Muslim 20:4711). To retain his followers for the day-long training & to guard him, Muhammad invented the 5 times daily prayers. MUHAMMAD ORDERED HIS BANDITS NOT TO WORK BUT LOOT THE INNOCENT IN ALLAHS CAUSE Muhammad also prevented his male followers, especially the desert Arabs, from doing agricultural work as his bait for bribing them (Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:39:513, 514 &538, 9:93:610). It was the practice of Muhammad and his gang to loot and live on produce of hard work of the Jews. With the passing of time as the Muslim population grew fast mostly due to the birthrate of the children born to Muslim men through the enslaved Jewish women, looted grains became insufficient for Muhammad to feed his people. In this situation, his previous practice of killing the Jewish male population, who used to work in the fields to produce the grains, became untenable. So, Muhammad now spared the lives of the Jewish males to continue tilling the land for supplying grains for his burgeoning Muslim population (Sahih Al-Muslim 10:3763, Sahih Al-Bukhari 3:39:522). STONING ADULTERER WAS INVENTED TO ERADICATE THE JEWS IN ALLAHS CAUSE Muhammad kept a constant eye on his subjugated Jewish community from any outrage against him. So, he invented different ways of terrorizing them in order to keep them under his thumb. Stoning the adulterers was one such tool of Muhammad for threatening the non-Muslim community in the Arab Peninsula. So, he revived the horrific practice of stoning recorded in the Torah that was unpopular and forgotten by the Jews themselves for many hundred years. Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: The Jews came to Allahs Apostle and told him that a man and a woman from amongst them had committed illegal sexual intercourse. Allahs Apostle said to them, What do you find in the Torah (old Testament) about the legal punishment of Ar-Rajm (stoning)? They replied, (But) we announce their crime and lash them. Abdullah bin Salam said, You are telling a lie; Torah contains the order of Rajm. They brought and opened the Torah and one of them solaced his

hand on the Verse of Rajm and read the verses preceding and following it. Abdullah bin Salam said to him, Lift your hand. When he lifted his hand, the Verse of Rajm was written there. They said, Muhammad has told the truth; the Torah has the Verse of Rajm. The Prophet then gave the order that both of them should be stoned to death. (Abdullah bin Umar said, I saw the man leaning over the woman to shelter her from the stones. (Sahih Bukhari 4:56:829) COUNTLESS INCIDENTS OF MUHAMMADS JEW KILLING DOCUMENTED IN ISLAMIC SOURCES Muhammad was eagerly seeking a chance to kill the Jews on false allegations as revenge for their satirizing of his religion. There are numerous incidents of killing Jews documented in hadith books. After Muhammad, the successive rulers of Islamic nations had appointed Islamic scholars, who fabricated thousands of hadiths just to confuse the ignorant Muslim population. It needed hundreds of pages to narrate the hadiths on Muhammads killing of the Jewish men and women in the stoning for adultery cases alone. It is not possible to narrate all of those hadiths in this tiny article. Im giving few reference numbers of hadiths out of hundreds on the killing of Jewish men and women by stoning for your reading pleasure. The following hadiths are taken from Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim alone. There are several other hadith books that were mass-produced by Muslim rulers for the past fourteen hundred years. Sahih Al-Bukhari 2:23:413, 3:41:596, 4:51:9, 4:56:829, 6:60:79, 7:63:216, 8:82:809, 8:82:825, 9:83:15, 9:83:16, 9:83:18, 9:83:23, 9:92:432, 9:93:633 Sahih Muslim 16:4138, 16:4139, 16:4140, 16:4142, 17:4211, 17:4212, 17:4214, 17:4216. MUHAMMADS SUNNA ON ADULTEROUS MUSLIM WOMEN FOR ALLAHS CAUSE Muhammad had no respect or sympathy for women in general. Instead, he was very unjust, merciless and sadistic towards all women, regardless of their religion. It will require hundreds of pages to narrate his hatred toward women. He made them equal to an animal, in some cases even lowers than animals. (Sahih Muslim 4:1032 In this hadith women are degraded to lower than red and yellow dogs). In one of his hadith (Abu Dawud 2:704), he compared women to the Jews, whom the Quran identifies as the worst beast (Quran 8:55). So it is justified that they too deserve the shameful death in case of disobedience or adultery. This is just to make Muslim women totally subservient toward their male owners (husbands/masters), while the men marry up to four and bring in someone new replacing one of them as they wish in the name of marriage. Also, the sexually deprived Muslim women should not raise their voice while the man brings in any number of sex-slaves. The following stoning hadiths are the proof that Muslim women were killed similar to the dirty

Jews in the early centuries of Islam. These few hadiths out of hundreds are taken from Islams authentic collection of hadiths, Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, alone. Other collections also contain numerous stoning for adultery hadiths of killing Muslim women: Narrated Ash-Shabi: from Ali when the latter stoned a lady to death on a Friday. Ali said, I have stoned her according to the tradition of Allahs Apostle. (Sahih AlBukhari 8:82:803) Sahih Al-Bukhari : 3:38:508/ 3:49:860/ 3:50:885/ 7:63:230/ 7:63:236/ 8:78:629/ 8:82:803/ 8:82:815/ 8:82:821/ 8:82:826/ 8:82:838/ 8:82:839/ 8:82:842/ 9:89:303/ 9:90:344/ 9:91:365 Sahih Muslim: 9:3567/ 9:3568/ 17:4205/ 17:4206/ 17:4207/ 17:4209 MUHAMMAD OVERLOOKED MUSLIM MALE ADULTERERS IN ALLAHS CAUSE Muhammad didnt like to punish his male followers under the same adultery crime. When they willingly confessed to committing the crime, he asked them why they were making a big deal out of it? Here are the few hadiths of Muhammads dealing adultery cases of Muslim men: 1) Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:.. He said: My cousin, I know this tradition more than the people. I was one of those who had stoned the man. When we came out with him, stoned him and he felt the effect of the stones, he cried: O people! return me to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). My people killed me and deceived me; they told me that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) would not kill me. We did not keep away from him till we killed him. When we returned to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) we informed him of it. He said: Why did you not leave him alone and bring him to me? and he said this so that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) might ascertain it from him. But he did not say this to abandon the prescribed punishment. He said: I then understood the intent of the tradition. (Abu Dawud Book 38, Hadith 4406) In the following two hadiths, a Muslim man himself came to Muhammad and confess that he had committed adultery: 2a/ Narrated AbuHurayrah: A man of the tribe of Aslam came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and testified four times against himself that he had had illicit intercourse with a woman, while all the time the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was turning away from him. Then when he confessed a fifth time, he turned round and asked: Did you have intercourse with her? He replied: Yes. He asked: Have you done it so that your sexual organ penetrated hers? He replied: Yes. He asked: Have you done it like a collyrium stick when enclosed in its case and a rope in a well? He replied: Yes. He asked: Do you know what fornication is? He

replied: Yes. I have done with her unlawfully what a man may lawfully do with his wife. . (Dawud/ Book 38/ Hadith 4414) 2b/ Narrated Ibn Abbas: When Maiz bin Malik came to the Prophet (in order to confess), the Prophet said to him, Probably you have only kissed (the lady), or winked, or looked at her?. (Sahih Al-Bukhari 8:82:813) Muhammad did his best not to lose any of his male soldiers, so long they were not trying to harm him and his mission. So, he pretended not to hear him and ignored him as if he wished not to see him at that very moment. When the Muslim adulterer became adamant in confessing his guilt, Muhammad had no choice but to question him in a way to devise excuse for him to avoid the punishment. Our readers should pay attention to the way of Muhammads interrogation and the language that Muhammad used in his inquiry. In the following hadith, the reader can see that not only Muhammad but two of his very eminent companions, who were not ready to lose a Muslim man (soldier), tried to hide the case of adultery in which a Muslim MAN was involved: Malik related to me from Yahya ibn Said from Said ibn al-Musayyab that a man from the Aslam tribe came to Abu Bakr as-Siddiq and said to him, I have committed adultery. Abu Bakr said to him, Have you mentioned this to anyone else? He said, No. Abu Bakr said to him, Then cover it up with the veil of Allah. Allah accepts tawba from his slaves. His self was still unsettled, so he went to Umar ibn al-Khattab. He told him the same as he had said to Abu Bakr, and Umar told him the same as Abu Bakr had said to him. His self was still not settled so he went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said to him, I have committed adultery, insistently. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, turned away from him three times. Each time the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, turned away from him until it became too much.. (Malik 41:41.1.2) This is way the great prophet of Islam dealt justly with different people for a crime of similar nature. Muhammad often used to say that he is the best judge of all: Allahs Messenger became angry. Woe to you! If justice is not to be found with me, then with whom is it to be found? (Tabari 9:34) GOATS MORE POWERFUL THAN ALLAH Finally, the question remains: what happened to the verse of stoning that was part of the original Quran, which Allah supposedly guards and keep in its pure form? It is nearly impossible to ignore the testimony of the great companions of Muhammad, such Aisha and Umar, that the stoning verse was present in the original Quran. Then what happened to those verses that Allah promised to safe guard?

The answer to this question would make even any nominally intelligent person to laugh, except the apologetic Muslim Mullahs. Let us see what Islamic scriptures says about this question: [Narrated 'Aisha] The verse of the stoning and of suckling an adult ten times were revealed, and they were (written) on a paper and kept under my bed. When the messenger of Allah expired and we were preoccupied with his death, a goat entered and ate away the paper. [Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal 6:269; Sunan Ibn Majah p. 626; Ibn Qutbah, Tawil Mukhtalafi 'l-Hadith (Cairo: Maktaba al-Kulliyat alAzhariyya. 1966), p. 310; As-Suyuti, ad-Durru 'l-Manthur, 2:13] Allah, the Almighty creator of the Universe, despite promising to safeguard the Quran in its original form (Quran 85:21-22, 15:9), was left helpless to save his sacred revelation from the mouth of a hungry goat. CONCLUSION It is a tragic fact that although the entire humanity is being terrorized by peaceful Islam today, it is Islams own followers, particularly those under barbaric Islamic regimes, are the first and the worst victims of Islam. And stoning to death for adultery which Muhammad had devised for terrorizing his most potent critics, the Jews of Arabia, today continues terrorizing Muslims, particularly the Muslim women, when no Jews are there to be terrorized with the same in Islamic countries.