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The Deception of Craig Winn Revealed
By Bassam Zawadi

Introduction
I just wanted to expose the deception of Craig Winn, author of www.prophetofdoom.net. I wanted to make an example out of him for everyone to see how Islamic critics attack Islam desperately and their attempts work on ignorant people. It works on people who are too lazy to go do research and actually find out if what these Islamic critics are saying is true. Islamophobes show one verse where it says, "kill the disbelievers wherever you see them" (9:5) and everyone believes that is what Islam teaches. They don't even bother reading the verse before or after it or knowing the context of when it was sent down. In this article I am going to show how Craig Winn misquotes and misinterprets hadeeth in order to present to the people a false image of Islam, something all anti Islamic websites do. However, I have not seen any Islamic website use such deceptive methods as much as I have found Craig Winn do so. I don't feel like it is a need for me to waste my time and go point by point everything that he presented. I shouldn't waste my time. What I am going to present is far more than ample evidence that Craig Winn is a deceiver and he should not be trusted on anything that he says at face value. There is something in common between Islamophobes such as Craig Winn and those terrorists that blew up that school in Russia and the World Trade Centers, they both read the Quran out of its context and without understanding and read it in such a way in order to gain something for themselves. Anyways lets get right to it. I basically have 60 responses to him. Most of them he quoted out of context, didn't quote them fully or added his own words into the hadith and Quranic verses. I have to admit there are a few verses and hadith that need understanding and explaining. So I hope you read them and understand them and let them sink in. The big blue website links place above the hadith that I quote is where you can find the quotations of Craig Winn on his site.

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And proclaim: `Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Verily, falsehood is bound to vanish. (Surah 17:81)

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes1.html#fighting Craig Winn said: 1: Muslim: C9B1N29 "Command For Fighting Against People So Long As They Do Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is His Messenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointed Caliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said: 'I will definitely fight against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is an obligation. I will fight against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling the feet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.' Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat."

My Response:
This is completely justified. If they go against the Islamic rule and government they deserve to be punished. What else was Abu Bakr supposed to do? In America if someone does not pay their taxes they can go to jail. Does that make America unjust? In China they kill tax evaders (A New York Times article describes the context and details of one businessman who was executed in China for tax evasion (11 Mar. 2001). at http://www.irbcisr.gc.ca/en/research/ndp/ref/?action=view&doc=chn41156e). You have to understand that these are God's laws. It is probably difficult for a non-Muslim to understand this but from the Muslim perspective it is completely justifiable. For God sake people get executed or punished for crimes against man made laws, what do you expect to happen to people that break God's laws? Zakah is one of the 5 pillars of Islam and it is compulsory on the Muslims to pay it. Just because one does not like the idea of this Law, it does not make the law false. I wonder why Craig doesn't have a problem with the laws found in his Bible... http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/terrorinthebible.htm http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/book_with_no_limits.htm http://www.answeringchristianity.com/sami_zaatri/disturbing_stories_in_the_book.htm http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/punishment_in_bible.htm

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See the benefits of paying Zakah http://www.contactpakistan.com/news/news188.htm

Craig Winn said:
2:Bukhari: V5B59N288 "I witnessed a scene that was dearer to me than anything I had ever seen. Aswad came to the Prophet while Muhammad was urging the Muslims to fight the pagans. He said, 'We shall fight on your right and on your left and in front of you and behind you.' I saw the face of the Prophet getting bright with happiness, for that saying delighted him."

My Response:
Look how Craig Winn presents the hadith in a way to show that killing delights the Prophet. Lets see the hadith in its context.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith Number 288. Narrated By Ibn Masud : I witnessed Al-Miqdad bin Al-Aswad in a scene which would have been dearer to me than anything had I been the hero of that scene. He (i.e. Al-Miqdad) came to the Prophet while the Prophet was urging the Muslims to fight with the pagans. Al-

Miqdad said, "We will not say as the People of Moses said: Go you and your Lord and fight you two. (5.27). But we shall fight on your right and on your left and in
front of you and behind you." I saw the face of the Prophet getting bright with happiness, for that saying delighted him.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was delighted by the fact that the Muslims will not betray him and that they would stay by his side unlike how the Jews did with Moses. The killing does not delight him! He is delighted by how loyal his companions are to him and their support for him. Craig Winn, should stop misquoting and misinterpreting hadith by trying to make them say something that they really are not.

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes1.html#terrorism

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Craig Winn said:
3: Bukhari: V4B52N20 "Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been made victorious with terror.'" My Response: Taken from http://www.loadislam.com/artical_det.php?artical_id=414§ion=wel_islam&subsection=Misconceptio ns#25...
Misquoted narration #5 Bukhari: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been made victorious with Terror" (Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220) The full narration reads as follows: 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 ru'b (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). (Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220) By using the word 'Terror' for ru'b, the Islam-hater intends to convey the following definition of terror: Violence committed or threatened by a group to intimidate or coerce a population, as for military or political purposes. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition) However, the word ru'b does not have that meaning at all. It refers to fright and anxiety. In fact, we can derive a better understanding of ru'b by examing other ahadith: The Prophet (peace be upon him) saod: "I was given victory through Ru`b: the enemy becomes filled with Ru`b even though they are the distance of a month's journey away from me." (Ahmad #20337)

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The meaning is thus obvious that when the enemies' attempts to detroy the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) failed, they began to fear him as he grew in strength in Arabia and gained more followers. They feared and hated the religion he brought which preached equality and morality and would remove them from their position of corrupt tyrants who enslaved the poor and the non-arabs. It was fear of the mysterious power which granted Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his followers such rapid success. This fear was not the fear that resulted from past combat, as many Islam-haters would have us believe, rather it was a type of fear which prevented further combat. As Jalal Abualrub notes: Ru`b ', means, 'Fear': Here is a list of some of the Islamic resources explaining, 'Ru`b', as, 'Fear', and, 'Awe': Fat`h al-Bari bi Shar`h Sahih al-Bukhari ; Tu`hfat al-A`hwadhi bi Shar'h Jami' at-Tirmidhi ; and, Shar`h Sunan an-Nasaii . These books were written by Muslim Scholars explaining Hadeeths contained in, Sahih alBukhari , and the Sunan collections of Imams at-Tirmidhi and an-Nasaii, respectively.... ...Al-Waqidi said in his, Maghazi , that Juwairiyah Bint alHarith said, " We were at the Muraisii` area when the Messenger of Allah marched forth towards us. I heard my father say, 'There has come to us a gathering that we cannot resist.' I saw men and horses in such numbers that I cannot describe. After I became Muslim and the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, married me I looked at the Muslims and found their numbers to be less than what I had thought. I knew that this was Ru`b that Allah, the Exalted, throws in the hearts of the polytheists.' " There are many similar examples in which the enemies of Islam, who, just like the Muraisii` people, had gathered armies to attack Madinah and the Prophet, scattered throughout the desert in fear when they heard that the Prophet had gathered an army to resist their treacherous attacks. Many lives were saved through Allah throwing fear in the hearts of the enemies of Muhammad, peace be upon them, because his enemies feared him, fled and did not meet him in battle. Thus, 'fear', in the Hadeeth...saved Muslims and many of their enemies the hardship of battle and

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warfare. (Abualrub, The Prophet of Mercy, emphasis added) hence, the fear that the disbelievers had of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) can justly be compared to the fear a thief or murderer would have of a police officer. In fact, a Police officer would desire that criminals fear the law in order to maintain a safe and secure society. Some crtitics also claim that this narration proves that the motivation of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was money due to the phrase, "the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and placed in my hand". Of course they omit the phrase before that - "While I was asleep". Jalal Abualrub comments on this deceptive tactic as follows: By doing so, it would appear that the Prophet, peace be upon him, was seeking or wishing to acquire other people's wealth for himself. Contrary to this false illusion, this was a vision that the Prophet saw which contained glad tidings for the generations of Muslims to come. This is why in the same Hadeeth, Abu Hurairah added, as al-Bukhari and Muslim reported from him, " 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). (Abualrub, The Prophet of Mercy) There are thousands of narrations which confirm that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) lived a simple life in poverty despite the power and strength he acquired as a leader. Here are a few of such narrations: Narrated 'Aisha: The family of Muhammad had never eaten their fill of wheat bread for three successive days since they had migrated to Medina till the death of the Prophet. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 461) Narrated 'Aisha: The family of Muhammad did not eat two meals on one day, but one of the two was of dates. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 462) Narrated 'Aisha: The bed mattress of the Prophet was made of a leather case stuffed with palm fibres. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 463) Narrated Qatada: We used to go to Anas bin Malik and see his baker standing (preparing the bread). Anas said, "Eat. I have not known that the Prophet ever saw a thin well-baked loaf of bread till he died, and he never saw a roasted sheep with his eyes."

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(Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 464) Narrated 'Aisha: A complete month would pass by during which we would not make a fire (for cooking), and our food used to be only dates and water unless we were given a present of some meat. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 465) In truth, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) never desired anything of the worldly pleasures. His mission was solely to please his Lord and spread the true message across the land, calling people to morality, justice and peace achieved through submission to God.

Craig Winn said:
4: Bukhari: V9B87N127 "The Prophet said, 'I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with terror.'"

My Response:
Look at previous response.

Craig Winn said:
5: 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] Khaybar 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 came out running on their roads. The Prophet had their men killed; their children and woman were taken as captives."

My Response:
First of all, Fajr prayer is DAWN prayer; Prayer of fear is SALAT AL KHAWF. Secondly, Prophet Muhammad's attack on Khaybar is completely justified; go read the history of what those Jews did for them to deserve that. In the United Kingdom the only crime punishable by death is TREASON. In America, spies convicted of treason are executed. If that is justifiable, then the order of the Prophet for the killing of the Jews of Khaybar is more than justifiable, for their betrayal of the Prophet and their breaking of the peace treaty can absolutely not go unpunished. To know more about the Jews of Khaybar read this article...

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http://www.bismikaallahuma.org/archives/2005/the-conquest-of-khaybar-and-of-theremaining-jewish-strongholds-in-al-hijaz/

Thirdly, Craig Winn must pay careful attention to what the hadith actually says...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith Number 512. Narrated By 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'.

Look how Craig Winn substitutes word "warriors" for "men"! Because the word warriors show that those men being killed were fighting against the Muslims. When you just put the word "men", like Craig Winn, it seems like innocent people are being killed.

Craig Winn said:
6: Bukhari: V4B52N256 "The Prophet passed by and was asked whether it was permissible to attack infidels at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, 'Their women and children are from them.'"

My Response:
There are so much hadith where the Prophet condemned the killing of innocent women and children during time of war that it is impossible to deny them.

Saheeh Bukhari
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Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 257. Narrated By 'Abdullah : During some of the Ghazawat of the Prophet a woman was found killed. Allah's Apostle disapproved the killing of women and children.

Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 258. Narrated By Ibn 'Umar : During some of the Ghazawat of Allah's Apostle a woman was found killed, so Allah's Apostle forbade the killing of women and children.

Saheeh Muslim
Book 019, Hadith Number 4319. Chapter : Prohibition of killing women and children in war. It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah that a woman was found killed in one of the battles fought by the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). He disapproved of the killing of women and children.

Book 019, Hadith Number 4320. Chapter : Prohibition of killing women and children in war. It is narrated by Ibn 'Umar that a woman was found killed in one of these battles; so the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade the killing of women and children.

Sunan Abu Dawud
Book 008, Hadith Number 2663. -----------------------------Chapter : Not known. Narated By Rabah ibn Rabi' : When we were with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) on an expedition, he saw some people collected together over something and sent a man and said: See, what are these people collected around? He then came and said: They are round a woman who has been killed. He said: This is not one with whom

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fighting should have taken place. Khalid ibn al-Walid was in charge of the van; so he sent a man and said: Tell Khalid not to kill a woman or a hired servant. (Declared authentic by Shaykh Nasr Al Deen Al Albani in Sunan Abu Dawud Hadith no.2669)

Malik's Muwatta
Book 021, Hadith Number 008. Section : Prohibition against Killing Women and Children in Military Expeditions. Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab that a son of Kab ibn Malik (Malik believed that ibn Shihab said it was Abd ar-Rahman ibn Kab) said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade those who fought ibn Abi Huqayq (a treacherous jew from Madina) to kill women and children. He said that one of the men fighting had said, 'The wife of ibn Abi Huqayq began screaming and I repeatedly raised my sword against her. Then I would remember the prohibition of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, so I would stop. Had it not been for that, we would have been rid of her.'"

Book 021, Hadith Number 009. Section : Prohibition against Killing Women and Children in Military Expeditions. Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi from Ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, saw the corpse of a woman who had been slain in one of the raids, and he disapproved of it and forbade the killing of women and children.

Book 021, Hadith Number 010. Section : Prohibition against Killing Women and Children in Military Expeditions. Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was sending armies to ash-Sham. He went for a walk with Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan who was the commander of one of the battalions. It is claimed that Yazid said to Abu Bakr, "Will you ride or

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shall I get down?" Abu Bakrsaid, "I will not ride and you will not get down. I intend these steps of mine to be in the way of Allah." Then Abu Bakr advised Yazid, "You will find a people who claim to have totally given themselves to Allah. Leave them to what they claim to have given themselves. You will find a people who have shaved the middle of their heads, strike what they have shaved with the sword. "I advise you ten things Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place. Do not slaughter sheep or camels except for food. Do not burn bees and do not scatter them. Do not steal from the booty, and do not be cowardly."

As for the Prophet making certain exceptions well there are many possible meanings for these Hadith. First of all we don't know the EXACT situation or what the Prophet truly meant. Maybe, maybe THOSE particular women and children were planning to fight against the Muslims with the enemy. Maybe the Muslim army just could not have blown this chance to attack the enemy that they still had to attack them no matter at what cost in order to stop the risk of more blood shed (do a little bad for the greater good). This is unlikely but possible. The very fact that the companions of the Prophet asked the Prophet's permission shows that the Prophet used to be strict regarding his prohibition on the killing of women and children. However, when a situation arises and there is no choice, things could get ugly. Imam Ibn Hajar Al Asaqalani says that the point is not to target the women and children intentionally but if there is absolutely no other way to kill the enemy than by injuring the women and children because they are mixed with the men then there is no other choice. (Read Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani's Fathul Bari, Kitab: Al Jihad wal Sayr, Bab: Ahlul Daar Yabeetoon Fa Yusaab Al Waldaan wal Zharaari, Commentary on Hadith no. 2790, Source) He also said that another possibility is that the hadith has been abrogated and that even if women and children accompany the enemy during war then they still should not be killed. (ibid.) Imam Nawawi says in his commentary of Saheeh Muslim that women and children are only killed only if they cannot be distinguished. But because it was so dark and they could not be distinguished, the Muslims had not choice. (Read Imam Nawawi's Sharh Saheeh Muslim, Kitab: Al Jihad wal Sayr, Bab: Jawaz Qatl Al Nisaa' wal Sabyaan fi Al Biyaat Min Ghayr Ta'amud, Commentary on Hadith no. 3281, Source) The commentary of Sunan Abu Dawud by Muhammad Shams al-Haqq al-Adhim Abadi, says the same thing. (Read Muhammad Shams al-Haqq al-Adhim Abadi's

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Awn al-Mabud Sharh Sunan Abu Dawud, Kitab: Al Jihad, Bab: Fi Qatl Al Nisaa', Commentary on Hadith no. 2298, Source)

Lets return Craig the favor and see what his Bible says about killing women and children...

1 Samuel 15:2,3
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This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt.3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy [a] everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.' " Numbers 31:17,18
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Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. Deuteronomy 20:16
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However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.

Recommended Readings http://www.answering-christianity.com/karim/no_killing_of_civilians.htm http://www.answering-christianity.com/karim/pregnant_women_ripped_open.htm

Craig Winn said:
7: Bukhari: V5B59N702 "Allah did not admonish anyone who had not participated in the Ghazwa [raid] of Badr, for in fact, Allah's Apostle had only gone out in search of the Quraysh caravan so that he could rob it. But Allah arranged for the Muslims and their enemy to meet by surprise. I was at the Aqaba pledge with Allah's Apostle when we gave our lives in submission, but the Badr battle is more popular amongst the people. I was never stronger or wealthier than I was when I followed the Prophet on a Ghazwa.'"

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My Response:
Ghazwa means battle and not raid. Yes the Prophet originally did want to have the caravan raided. Read history and understand why the Prophet wanted to. The Prophet and his companions were driven out of Mecca and they lost all their possessions and those pagan Meccans took it. The Muslims needed to gain back what they lost. That caravan was carrying resources to Mecca that the Mecca pagans would have most likely used against the Muslims. So these are two reasons why the Prophet wanted the caravan raided if not more.

Craig Winn said:
8: Bukhari: V5B59N297 "The Prophet faced the Ka'aba and invoked evil on the Quraysh people."

My Response:
Lets read the hadith more carefully...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith Number 297. Narrated By 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud : The Prophet faced the Ka'ba and invoked evil on some people of Quraish, on Shaiba bin Rabi'a, 'Utba bin Rabi'a, Al-Walid bin 'Utba and Abu Jahl bin Hisham. I bear witness, by Allah, that I saw them all dead, putrefied by the sun as that day was a very hot day. So we see that the Prophet invoked evil on some people of the Quraysh. Craig quoted the hadith in order to show that the Prophet invoked it on all the people of the Quraysh. http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes1.html#jihad Craig Winn said: 9: Bukhari: V4B52N311 "Allah's Apostle said, 'There is no migration after the Conquest of Mecca, but only Jihad. When you are called by the Muslim ruler for Jihad fighting, you should go forth immediately, responding to the call.'"

My Response:
Craig purposely cut out words from the hadith...

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Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 311. Narrated By Ibn 'Abbas : The Prophet said, on the day of the Conquest of Mecca, "There is no migration (after the Conquest), but Jihad and good intentions, and when you are called for Jihad, you should immediately respond to the call." I thought it might be important that people could also know that good intentions and not only war was part of the hadith.

Craig Winn said:
10: Bukhari: V4B51N73 "Allah's Apostle said, 'Know that Paradise is under the shade of swords.'"

My Response:
People need to understand that this is only during time of war. Islam is not a violent religion; this is only at time of war and should be read in its context.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 210. Narrated By Salim Abu An-Nadr : The freed slave of 'Umar bin 'Ubaidullah who was 'Umar's clerk: 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote him (i.e. 'Umar) a letter that contained the following: "Once Allah's Apostle (during a holy battle), waited till the sun had declined and then he got up among the people and said, "O people! Do not wish to face the enemy (in a battle) and ask Allah to save you (from calamities) but if you should face the enemy, then be patient and let it be known to you that Paradise is under the shades of swords." He then said,, "O Allah! The Revealer of the (Holy) Book, the Mover of the clouds, and Defeater of Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans of infidels), defeat them infidels and bestow victory upon us." Yes the Prophet did say that but look when, at time of war! It was during the time of the Battle of the Trench in which the Muslims fought against the Ahzab (clans of infidels).

Craig Winn said:

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11: Bukhari: V4B52N130 "Aisha said, 'Whenever the Prophet intended to proceed on a raid he used to draw lots amongst his wives and would take the one upon whom the lot fell. Once, before setting out for Jihad, he drew lots and it fell on me; so I went with him."

My Response:
I am not accusing Craig of anything here but just in case people misunderstand the hadeeth, don't take it to mean that the Prophet forced his wives to come with him. On the contrary, they all wanted to go but the Prophet couldn't take all of them with him so he had to draw the lots in order to show that he was fair between his wives. They were anxious to go but they weren't allowed to fight. They had a different Jihad.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 043. Narrated By 'Aisha : (That she said), "O Allah's Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed. Should we not fight in Allah's Cause?" He said, "The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj-Mabrur (i.e. Hajj which is done according to the Prophet's tradition and is accepted by Allah)."

But they could help the warriors on the battlefield by attending to their needs...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 134. Narrated By Ar-Rabi'bint Mu'auwidh : We used to take part in holy battles with the Prophet by providing the people with water and serving them and bringing the killed and the wounded back to Medina.

Craig Winn said:
12: Bukhari: V4B52N182-4 "Allah's Apostle invoked evil upon the infidels, saying, 'O Allah! The revealer of the Holy Book, defeat these people and shake them. Fill the infidels' houses and graves with fire.'"

My Response:
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Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 182. Narrated By 'Ali : When it was the day of the battle of Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans), Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah! Fill their (i.e. the infidels') houses and graves with fire as they busied us so much that we did not perform the prayer (i.e. 'Asr) till the sun set." Can anyone please tell me what is wrong with Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) praying to Allah to DESTROY THE ENEMIES THAT WERE SURRENDERING AND ATTACKING AND WANTING TO KILL THE MUSLIMS? Craig then goes on to mention this hadith as well...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 183. Narrated By Abu Huraira : The Prophet used to recite the following invocations during Qunut: "O Allah! Save Salama bin Hisham. O Allah! Save Al-Walid bin Al-Walid. O Allah! Save 'Aiyash bin Rabi'a O Allah ! Save the weak Muslims. O Allah! Be very hard on Mudar tribe. O Allah! Afflict them with years (of famine) similar to the (famine) years of the time of Prophet Joseph." Again because the Mudar tribe were a tribe that were not in a peace treaty with the Muslims. (See Saheeh Bukhari, book 56, number 713).

Craig then mentions this hadith...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 184. Narrated By 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa : Allah's Apostle invoked evil upon the pagans on the ay (of the battle) of Al-Ahzab, saying, "O Allah! The Revealer of the Holy Book, the Swift-Taker of Accounts, O Allah, defeat Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans), O Allah, defeat them and shake them."

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Can anyone please tell me what is wrong with Prophet Muhammad praying to Allah to DESTROY THE ENEMIES THAT WERE SURRENDERING AND ATTACKING AND WANTING TO KILL THE MUSLIMS? Prophet Muhammad wasn't praying against innocent people here! He was praying against those fighting against him. If an armed robber were coming after to you to kill you wouldn't you pray to God to get rid of him and defeat him? If you would, then why couldn't the Glorious Prophet Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM)?

Craig Winn said:
13. Bukhari: V4B52N259 "Allah's Apostle sent us on a mission as a army unit and said, 'If you find so-and-so and so-and-so, burn both of them with fire.'" My Response: If Craig quoted the whole hadith and the next hadith we would have found out what the Prophet meant.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 259. Narrated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle sent us in a mission (i.e. am army-unit) and said, "If you find so-and-so and so-and-so, burn both of them with fire." When we intended to depart, Allah's Apostle said, "I have ordered you to burn so-and-so and so-and-so, and it is none but Allah Who punishes with fire, so, if you find them, kill them." What the Prophet meant was that if they killed those people then they would burn in hell due to Allah's punishment. The Prophet didn't actually want them to go and burn them. For example, lets say a convicted killer is going to be executed and you said "let him fry". But he is dying by lethal injection. What you really mean he is 'let him die so that he can go and burn in hell". Read the next hadith to prove that the Prophet really did not want his followers going around burning people to death.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 260. Narrated By Ikrima : Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn 'Abbas, who said, "Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, 'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.'

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And we all know that Allah's punishment is putting people in hell to burn.

Craig Winn said:
14. Bukhari: V4B52N280 "When the Qurayza were ready to accept Sa'd's judgment, the Apostle sent for him. Sa'd proclaimed, 'I give the judgment that their men should be killed and their children and women should be taken as prisoners.' The Prophet remarked, 'O Sa'd! You have judged them with the judgment of King Allah.'"

My Response:
Again Craig is trying to pull off the same trick and make it show as if innocents have been killed. Read the history! And quote the hadith correctly....

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 280. Narrated By Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri : When the tribe of Bani Quraiza was ready to accept Sad's judgment, Allah's Apostle sent for Sad who was near to him. Sad came, riding a donkey and when he came near, Allah's Apostle said (to the Ansar), "Stand up for your leader." Then Sad came and sat beside Allah's Apostle who said to him. "These people are ready to accept your judgment." Sad said, "I give the judgment that their warriors should be killed and their children and women should be taken as prisoners." The Prophet then remarked, "O Sad! You have judged amongst them with (or similar to) the judgment of the King Allah."

Craig Winn said:
15. Muslim: B19N4292 "Aun inquired whether it was necessary to extend an invitation to submit to Islam before murdering infidels in the fight. Nafi told me that it was necessary in the early days of Islam. The Messenger made a raid upon Mustaliq while they were unaware and their cattle were having a drink at the water. He killed those who fought and imprisoned others. This Tradition was related by one who was among the raiding troops."

My Response:
Craig knows how to take advantage of ignorant people who do not know their history. Read why the Prophet attacked them. Taken from http://www.witness-pioneer.org/vil/Articles/companion/04_abu_bakr.htm

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The Banu Mustaliq, a branch of Banu Khuza'a occupied the territory of Qadid on the Red Sea shore between Jeddah and Rabigh. In 527 C.E. news was brought to Madina that the Banu Mustaliq in alliance with some other tribes were gathering to make a raid on Madina. The policy of the Holy Prophet was that the Muslims should not lose the initiative in such cases, and should take such tribes by surprise. Another aspect of the policy was that action against individual tribes should be taken before they could effect an alliance.

News reached the Prophet [peace be upon him] on Sha'ban 2nd. to the effect that the chief of Bani Al-Mustaliq, Al-Harith bin Dirar had mobilised his men, along with some Arabs, to attack Madinah. Buraidah bin Al-Haseeb Al-Aslami was immediately despatched to verify the reports. He had some words with Abi Dirar, who confirmed his intention of war. He later sent a reconnoiterer to explore the positions of the Muslims but he was captured and killed. The Prophet [peace be upon him] summoned his men and ordered them to prepare for war. Before leaving, Zaid bin Haritha was mandated to see to the affairs of Madinah and dispose them. On hearing the advent of the Muslims, the disbelievers got frightened and the Arabs going with them defected and ran away to their lives. Abu Bakr was entrusted with the banner of the Emigrants, and that of the Helpers went to Sa'd bin 'Ubada. The two armies were stationed at a well called Muraisi. Arrow shooting went on for an hour, and then the Muslims rushed and engaged with the enemy in a battle that ended in full victory for the Muslims. Some men were killed, women and children of the disbelievers taken as captives, and a lot of booty fell to the lot of the Muslims. Only one Muslim was killed by mistake by a Helper. Amongst the captives was Juwairiyah, daughter of Al-Harith, chief of the disbelievers. The Prophet [peace be upon him] married her and, in compensation, the Muslims had to manumit a hundred others of the enemy prisoners who embraced Islam, and were then called the Prophet's in-laws. [Za'd Al-Ma'ad 2/112,113; Ibn Hisham 2/289,290,294,295] This was also narrated by Aasim bin Amr bin Qutada and collected by Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani in Fathul Bari (496/7). They were all eventually set free...

Taken from http://www.islamonline.com/cgibin/news_service/profile_story.asp?service_id=1110 Although Juwayriyya was young and beautiful and of noble lineage, Prophet Mohamed (PEACE BE UPON HIM) was not thinking of all

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that, he was thinking of how to save her and all her tribe from an ignoble fate. By marrying Juwayriyya, the Banu Mustaliq were able to enter Islam with honor, and with the humiliation of their recent defeat removed, and it was not necessary for them to embark on a war of vengeance that would have continued until one of the two parties had been annihilated. All the booty that had been taken from the Banu Mustaliq was returned, and all the captives were set free, as soon as the marriage took place, for they were now the in laws of Prophet Mohamed (PEACE BE UPON HIM).

Craig Winn said:
16: Bukhari: V5B59N510 "Allah's Apostle reached Khaybar at night. It was his habit that, whenever he reached an enemy at night, he would not attack them till it was morning. When morning came, the Jews came out with their spades and baskets. When they saw the Prophet, they said, 'Muhammad! O dear God! It's Muhammad and his army!' The Prophet shouted, 'Allahu-Akbar! Khaybar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a nation, evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.'"

My Response:
Again Craig misrepresents the hadith by showing the Prophets invaded ordinary nations and leaves out something important.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith Number 510. Narrated By Anas : Allah's Apostle reached Khaibar at night and it was his habit that, whenever he reached the enemy at night, he will not attack them till it was morning. When it was morning, the Jews came out with their spades and baskets, and when they saw him (i.e. the Prophet), they said, "Muhammad! By Allah! Muhammad and his army!" The Prophet said, "Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned."

Narrated Anas bin Malik: We reached Khaibar early in the morning and the inhabitants of Khaibar came out carrying their spades, and when they saw the Prophet they said, "Muhammad! By Allah! Muhammad and his army!" The Prophet said, "Allahu-Akbar!

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Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight) then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned." We then got the meat of donkeys (and intended to eat it), but an announcement was made by the announcer of the Prophet, "Allah and His Apostle forbid you to eat the meat of donkeys, as it is an impure thing."

Craig read this hadith before posting it, why didn't he put what is in the brackets? This is what the early commentators of this hadith and the early scholars and the people that knew Prophet Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) know what the Prophet meant when he said that. Craig Winn does not accept what those people put in brackets, but he like to add his own brackets! Read the next response to know what I mean...

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes1.html#martyrs

Craig Winn said:
17: Bukhari: V8B75N417 "Allah's Messenger said, 'Allah has some angels who look for those who think about Allah while they're out [fighting] and they encircle them with their wings. Allah [who hears all] asks these angels, 'What do my slaves say?' The angels reply, 'Allahu Akbar!' Allah [who sees all] asks, 'Can they see Me?' The angels answer, ?No. They can't see you.' Allah [who knows all] says, 'How would it have been if they had seen Me?' 'If they had seen You [one spirit said to another] they would have worshiped you more.' Allah [who created a brothel] asks, 'What do they desire?' 'They ask for your Paradise.' 'Have they seen it?' 'No. But if they had they would covet it all the more.' 'What do they fear?' 'Hell Fire.' 'Have they seen it?' 'No. If they had seen it they would flee it with extreme fear.' Allah said, 'I will not reduce every Companion to misery.'"

My Response:
It is quite unbelievable how Craig Winn added his own brackets in order to give the hadith a completely different meaning. I am just going to post the hadith for everyone to read so that they can judge for them selves...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 008, Book 075, Hadith Number 417. Narrated By Abu Huraira : Allah 's Apostle said, "Allah has some angels who look for those who celebrate the Praises of Allah on the roads and paths. And when they find some people celebrating the

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Praises of Allah, they call each other, saying, "Come to the object of your pursuit.' " He added, "Then the angels encircle them with their wings up to the sky of the world." He added. "(after those people celebrated the Praises of Allah, and the angels go back), their Lord, asks them (those angels)... though He knows better than them... 'What do My slaves say?' The angel's reply, 'They say: Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar, and Alham-du-lillah, Allah then says 'Did they see Me?' The angels reply, 'No! By Allah, they didn't see You.' Allah says, How it would have been if they saw Me?' The angels reply, 'If they saw You, they would worship You more devoutly and celebrate Your Glory more deeply, and declare Your freedom from any resemblance to anything more often.' Allah says (to the angels), 'What do they ask Me for?' The angel's reply, 'They ask You for Paradise.' Allah says (to the angels), 'Did they see it?' The angels say, 'No! By Allah, O Lord! They did not see it.' Allah says, How it would have been if they saw it?' The angels say, 'If they saw it, they would have greater covetousness for it and would seek It with greater zeal and would have greater desire for it.' Allah says, 'From what do they seek refuge?' The angels reply, 'They seek refuge from the (Hell) Fire.' Allah says, 'Did they see it?' The angels say, 'No By Allah, O Lord! They did not see it.' Allah says, How it would have been if they saw it?' The angels say, 'If they saw it they would flee from it with the extreme fleeing and would have extreme fear from it.' Then Allah says, 'I make you witnesses that I have forgiven them."' Allah's Apostle added, "One of the angels would say, 'There was so-and-so amongst them, and he was not one of them, but he had just come for some need.' Allah would say, 'These are those people whose companions will not be reduced to misery.'"

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes1.html#militants

Craig Winn said:
18: Bukhari: V4B52N276 "By Allah, we saw the Meccan women running, revealing their leg-bangles. So, we cried out, 'The booty! O Muslims, the booty! Our Companions have become victorious. What are we waiting for? By Allah! We will go to the pagans and collect our share of the war booty.'"

My Response:
This hadith is simply stating that when the Muslims saw the women running, they knew that they had won the battle, therefore they were shouting to each other since they thought that they won the war to go and get the war booty.

Craig Winn said:
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19: Bukhari: V4B52N70 "Some people drank alcohol in the morning of the day of the battle of Uhud and were martyred on the same day." My Response: As we all know, the Quran was revealed in stages over a period of 23 years. So I am assuming that when the battle of Uhud occurred, the verse regarding the complete prohibition of alcohol has not come down yet.

Craig Winn said:
20: Bukhari: V4B52N147 "Allah's Apostle and the pagans faced each other and started fighting. When the Apostle returned to his camp somebody talked about Quzman, a Muslim who had killed many pagans. The Apostle said of him, 'Nobody did his job of fighting as well as that man. Indeed, he is amongst the people of the Hell Fire."

My Response:
Again Craig does not quote the full hadith and leaves the audience with a wrong impression. Even the companions of the Prophet were surprised at what he said and they wanted to figure out why. So lets see the whole hadith in its context.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 147. Narrated By Sahl bin Sad As-Sa'idi : Allah's Apostle and the pagans faced each other and started fighting. When Allah's Apostle returned to his camp and when the pagans returned to their camp, somebody talked about a man amongst the companions of Allah's Apostle who would follow and kill with his sword any pagan going alone. He said, "Nobody did his job (i.e. fighting) so properly today as that man." Allah's Apostle said, "Indeed, he is amongst the people of the (Hell) Fire." A man amongst the people said, "I shall accompany him (to watch what he does)" Thus he accompanied him, and wherever he stood, he would stand with him, and wherever he ran, he would run with him. Then the (brave) man got wounded seriously and he decided to bring about his death quickly. He planted the blade of the sword in the ground directing its sharp end towards his chest between his two breasts. Then he leaned on the sword and killed himself. The other man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "I testify that you are Allah's Apostle." The Prophet asked, "What has happened?" He replied, "(It is about) the man whom you had described as one of the people of the (Hell) Fire. The people were greatly surprised at what you said, and I said, 'I will find out his reality for you.' So, I came out seeking him. He

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got severely wounded, and hastened to die by slanting the blade of his sword in the ground directing its sharp end towards his chest between his two breasts. Then he eased on his sword and killed himself." when Allah's Apostle said, "A man may seem to the people as if he were practicing the deeds of the people of Paradise while in fact he is from the people of the Hell) Fire, another may seem to the people as if he were practicing the deeds of the people of Hell (Fire), while in fact he is from the people of Paradise." The Prophet said he was going to hell because he committed suicide, not because he was a great fighter like how Craig Winn wants you to believe.

Craig Winn said:
21: Bukhari: V1B1N6 "Just issue orders to kill every Jew in the country."

My Response:
It is a very long hadith but the point is that the Prophet did not say this it was Heraclius, the head of the Christians in Sham.

Craig Winn said:
22: 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.'"

My Response:
Lets see the hadith regarding this narration...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 001, Book 011, Hadith Number 617. Narrated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is I was about to order for collecting fire-wood (fuel) and then order Someone to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer and then order someone to lead the prayer then I would go from behind and burn the houses of men who did not present themselves for the (compulsory congregational) prayer. By Him, in Whose Hands my soul is, if anyone of them had known that he would get a bone covered with good meat or two (small) pieces of meat present in between two ribs, he would have turned up for the 'Isha prayer."

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Volume 9, Book 89, Number 330: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, I was about to order for collecting fire wood and then order someone to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer and then order someone to lead the people in prayer and then I would go from behind and burn the houses of men who did not present themselves for the (compulsory congregational) prayer. By Him in Whose Hands my life is, if anyone of you had known that he would receive a bone covered with meat or two (small) pieces of meat present in between two ribs, he would come for 'Isha' prayer." (See hadeeth No. 617, Vol. 1)

Saheeh Muslim
Book 004, Hadith Number 1369. Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) found some people absenting from certain prayers and he said: I intend that I order (a) person to lead people in prayer, and then go to the persons who do not join the (congregational prayer) and then order their houses to be burnt by the bundles of fuel. If one amongst them were to know that he would find a fat fleshy bone he would attend the night prayer. Book 004, Hadith Number 1373. 'Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying about people who are absent from Jumu'a prayer: I intend that I should command a person to lead people in prayer, and then burn those persons who absent themselves from Jumu'a prayer in their houses.

Malik's Muwatta
Book 008, Hadith Number 003. Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu'zZinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "By Him in whose hand myself is! I had in mind to order firewood to be collected, then to order the prayer to be called, and to appoint a man to lead the

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people in prayer, and then to come up behind certain men and burn their houses down about them! By Him in whose hand myself is! If one of them knew that he would find a meaty bone or two good legs of meat, he would be present at Isha.'"

Fiqh Us Sunnah
Volume 002 : Supererogatory Prayer. Fiqh 2.049. Section : Congregational Prayer. Abu Hurairah also reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "By Him in whose hand is my soul! I have considered ordering a fire to be kindled and then ask someone to lead the people in salah. And then go to the men [who did not attend the prayer] and burn their houses over them." This is related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

As we clearly see, the Prophet never did go and burn the houses of people who didn't pray. If he did, then we would have seen all the early generation Muslims doing it by following his Sunnah. The Prophet only said what he said in order to emphasize how important congregational prayer is and how big of a sin if you skip it intentionally. So either the hadeeth that Craig quoted is weak or mistranslated from Arabic or needs to be understood in a different way. Because the so many other hadeeth out there say something else. So it seems pretty clear that the person narrating this hadith misheard the statement passed on to him.

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes2.html#choice

Craig Winn said:
23: Qur'an 33:36 "It is not fitting for a Muslim man or woman to have any choice in their affairs when a matter has been decided for them by Allah and His Messenger. They have no option. If any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a wrong Path."

My Response:
I really don't know what Craig is trying to prove here. Obviously every religion teaches that if you disobey what God says then you are on the wrong path.

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http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes2.html#decep tion
Craig Winn said:
24: Bukhari: V7B67N427 "The Prophet said, 'If I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath.'" My Response: Again Craig is presenting the hadith out of context in order to make it show that the Prophet allowed and practiced deception. Let us read the hadith in context and see what happened..

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 007, Book 067, Hadith Number 427. Narrated By Zahdam : We were in the company of Abu Musa AlAsh'ari and there were friendly relations between us and this tribe of Jarm. Abu Musa was presented with a dish containing chicken. Among the people there was sitting a red-faced man who did not come near the food. Abu Musa said (to him), "Come on (and eat), for I have seen Allah's Apostle eating of it (i.e. chicken)." He said, "I have seen it eating something (dirty) and since then I have disliked it, and have taken an oath that I shall not eat it ' Abu Musa said, "Come on, I will tell you (or narrate to you). Once I went to Allah s Apostle with a group of Al-Ash'ariyin, and met him while he was angry, distributing some camels of Rakat. We asked for mounts but he took an oath that he would not give us any mounts, and added, 'I have nothing to mount you on' In the meantime some camels of booty were brought to Allah's Apostle and he asked twice, 'Where are Al-Ash'ariyin?" So he gave us five white camels with big humps. We stayed for a short while (after we had covered a little distance), and then I said to my companions, "Allah's Apostle has forgotten his oath. By Allah, if we do not remind Allah's Apostle of his oath, we will never be successful." So we returned to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! We asked you for mounts, but you took an oath that you would not give us any mounts; we think that you have forgotten your oath.' He said, 'It is Allah Who has given you mounts. By Allah, and Allah willing, if I take an oath and later find something else better than that. then I do what is better and expiate my oath.'" You see, the Prophet canceled his oath because the situation has changed. Let me give you an example, lets say there is someone who keeps on asking you for money all the time. Now there has come a time where you barely have enough money for your self, 28

so you make a promise that you will not lend money to the guy this time. Now let's say two weeks later, you won the lottery or something and now you have enough money to lend to 10 people. Now you will cancel your oath and lend the guy the money because the CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED. We need to understand this Hadith in light of the other Hadith which condemn someone who breaks his word. "The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise and when he is entrusted he betrays the trust." (Bukhari and Muslim) Now you see it is not permissible for me to make an oath to someone and then break it. For example, lets say that I promised someone that I will definitely sell my car to him for 5,000 dollars and I gave him my word that I would not sell it to someone else. However, someone comes and offers me 6,000 dollars for the car. I can't go and say that the situation is better so I can break my oath. You also have to understand the context of the Hadith. The reason why the Prophet gave the oath in the first place was because he did not have the means of providing the individual with any means of conveyance. However, then the Prophet did have the means after the war booty came and therefore the whole situation changed and therefore gave the means of conveyance to the people. This was for the benefit of everyone. There are similar hadith regarding this issue and here is the commentary on them....... The essence of all these Hadith is that if one comes to realize that, after taking an oath, his oath was wrong, then he must break the oaths. For instance, if one has taken an oath that he will drink alcohol, it will be obligatory for him to break his oath. Or if one takes an oath to not to do a thing which is desirable, or taken an oath to do something which is not desirable, then it will be desirable for him to break the oath. Similarly, if one takes an oath to not to do something permissible then the act of breaking the oath will also come in the category of permissible. The expiation of an oath is necessary. This can be done by means of feeding ten poor persons, or by providing clothes to a similar number of persons, or by setting a slave free. If one does not have the capacity to do any of the three acts, then he should observe fast for three days. (Riyad-us-Saliheen, Commentary of Hadith no. 1716,1717 and 1718, p1273)

So the Hadith needs to be understood properly. This does not give anyone the write to break an agreement between himself and another person.

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Read more from Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 15, Oaths and Vows (Kitab Al-Aiman Wa Al-Nudhur)

Craig Winn said:
25: Bukhari: V4B52N268 "Allah's Apostle said, 'War is deceit.'"

My Response:
Really? I thought you have to tell the truth and tell your enemies all your plans. Of course war is deceit. Read about it, www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/wright/wf05.pdf www.newswithviews.com/Spingola/deanna4.htm www.kirkbytimes.co.uk/antiwaritems/ falklands%20deception.html

Deception has never been a principle of war. Deception is only a means to achieve surprise (which is a principle of war) and not an end in itself. (Source)

However, in Islam there are limits to using deception in war... Although it is permissible to use deception in war, we say that Islam has attained a high standard of ethics with regard to the use of these tricks in war. Among the most prominent examples of that are the following: 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab wrote to the commander of an army that he had sent out: "I have heard that some men among you look for kaafirs, then when they run to hide in difficult mountainous terrain they say, 'Do not be afraid,' then when they catch up with them they kill them. By the one in whose hand is my soul, if I hear that anyone has done that I will chop off his head." It was narrated that Abu Muslimah said: " 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: 'By the One in Whose hand is my soul, if any one of you were to point to the sky [i.e., a gesture to imply that he will not harm him] to make a mushrik come down to him and then kill him, I would kill him for that.'" Islam has forbidden treachery, and treachery is not one of the kinds of tricks and deception that are permitted in war. This Islamic sharee'ah makes a distinction between the kinds of deceit that are permitted and that which involves treachery and breaks treaties.

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See al-'Allaaqaat al-Khaarijiyyah fi Dawlat al-Khilaafah, 197. (Source)

Craig Winn said:
26: Bukhari: V2B24N555 "I heard the Prophet say, 'Allah hates for you for asking too many questions.'" My Response: As usual, Craig misinterprets the hadith for everybody by not quoting it fully.. Lets look at the hadith.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 002, Book 024, Hadith Number 555. Narrated By Ash-sha'bi : The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba narrated, "Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ." So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, "Allah has hated for you three things:

1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others. 2. Wasting of wealth. (by extravagance) 3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need). (See Hadith No. 591, Vol. Ill)

If you ask any scholar he would tell you that this hadith means that the Prophet told his followers to stop asking questions pertaining to small irrelevant matters so that they wont put stress on them selves. They would keep asking the Prophet questions such as "Can I do this and that with my wife", "Is it okay if I sleep this amount of hours a day" etc. etc. The Prophet would basically tell them to stop asking if this and that is haraam (forbidden) because Allah has not made it haraam. So stop asking before Allah does so. That is what the hadith means. The Prophet didn't mean for us to not ask any questions at all. There are so many hadith where the Prophet even says that seeking knowledge is obligatory. (http://members.tripod.com/ahya/ilm/k1.html) So this hadith needs to be read with understanding. This could be understood by reading the following hadith...

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Saheeh Muslim
Book 030, Hadith Number 5818. Chapter : Respect of Allah's Messenger and abandoning of too many questions especially those for which there is no genuine need. Abu Huraira reported that he heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Avoid that which I forbid you to do and do that which I command you to do to the best of your capacity. Verily the people before you went to their doom because they had put too many questions to their Prophets and then disagreed with their teachings. Book 030, Hadith Number 5821. Chapter : Respect of Allah's Messenger and abandoning of too many questions especially those for which there is no genuine need. Amir b. Sa'd reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The greatest sinner amongst the Muslims is one who asked about a thing (from Allah's Apostle) which had not been forbidden for the Muslims and it was forbidden for them because of his persistently asking about it. Book 030, Hadith Number 5823. Chapter : Respect of Allah's Messenger and abandoning of too many questions especially those for which there is no genuine need. Anas b. Malik reported that something was conveyed to him (the Holy prophet) about his Companions, so he addressed them and said: Paradise and Hell were presented to me and I have never seen the good and evil as (I did) today. And if you were to know you would have wept more and laughed less. He (the narrator) said: There was nothing more burdensome for the Companions of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) than this. They covered their heads and the sound of weeping was heard from them. Then there stood up 'Umar and he said: We are well pleased with Allah as our Lord, with Islam as our code of life and with Muhammad as our Apostle, and it was at that time that a person stood up and he said: Who is my father? Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Your father is so and so; and there was revealed the verse: "O you who believe, do not ask about matters which, if they were to be made manifest to you (in terms of law), might cause to you harm"(v. 101).

Craig Winn said:
27: Bukhari: V4B52N233 "Allah's Apostle forbade the people to travel to a hostile country carrying copies of the Quran. [He said:] Unbelievers will never understand our signs and revelations."

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My Response:
I checked the reference of the hadith and it only said this...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 233. Narrated By 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : Allah's Apostle forbade the people to travel to a hostile country carrying (copies of) the Qur'an.

It did not say [He said:] Unbelievers will never understand our signs and revelations." Craig added that last part. The Prophet said that because he knew that if those disbelievers in those hostile countries saw the copies of the Quran they would take it and tear it up and disrespect it basically. Imam Nawawi says...

And it is a fear that they (infidels) will get a hold of it and then they disrespect its sacredness. (Imam Nawawi, Sharh Saheeh Muslim, Kitab Al Emaara, Bab: Al Nahy An Yusaafir Bil Musshaf Ela Ard Al Kuffaar Etha Kheyfa Waqoo'ohoo, Commentary on Hadith no. 3474, Source)

The Quran is meant for the disbelievers to read! How can the Quran challenge the disbelievers to produce one Surah like it if the disbelievers can't read it? The Prophet forbid them to carry the Quran to a hostile country and not any ordinary non Muslim country.

Craig Winn said:
28: Bukhari: V4B53N408 "When the Prophet wanted to perform the Umrah, the Quraysh stipulated that he could not preach (Islam). So Ali started writing a treaty. 'This is what Muhammad, Apostle of Allah, has agreed to.' The (Meccans) said, 'If we believed that you were the Apostle of Allah we would have followed you. So write, 'This is what Muhammad bin Abdallah has agreed to.' The Apostle could not write, so he asked Ali to erase the expression: 'Apostle of Allah.' On that Ali said, 'I will never erase it.' Muhammad said, 'Let me see the paper.' The Prophet erased the expression with his own hand."

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My Response:
I fail to see Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) as a deceiver in this hadith. I see him as a man so humble and cooperative that he agreed to remove that expression.

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes2.html#intolerance

Craig Winn said:
29: Bukhari: V1B11N617 "I would order someone to collect firewood and another to lead prayer. Then I would burn the houses of men who did not present themselves at the compulsory prayer and prostration."

My Response:
I already dealt with this issue in number 22 but I couldn't resist continuously exposing him Craig by showing how he changed the wording of the hadith. Here is the actual hadith.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 001, Book 011, Hadith Number 617. Narrated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is I was about to order for collecting fire-wood (fuel) and then order Someone to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer and then order someone to lead the prayer then I would go from behind and burn the houses of men who did not present themselves for the (compulsory congregational) prayer. By Him, in Whose Hands my soul is, if anyone of them had known that he would get a bone covered with good meat or two (small) pieces of meat present in between two ribs, he would have turned up for the 'Isha prayer."

Craig Winn said:
30: Qur'an 5:51 "Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends." http://www.authenticsunnah.org/bassam_zawadi/friends.htm

Craig Winn said:

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31: Bukhari: V5B59N727 "When Allah's Apostle became seriously sick, he started covering his face with a woolen sheet. When he felt short of breath, he removed it, and said, 'That is so! Allah's curse be on Jews and Christians.'"

My Response:
Which Jews and Christians is he talking about?

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith Number 727. Narrated By 'Aisha : (The wife of the Prophet) "When the ailment of Allah's Apostle became aggravated, he requested his wives to permit him to be (treated) nursed in my house, and they gave him permission. He came out (to my house), walking between two men with his feet dragging on the ground, between 'Abbas bin 'Abdul-Muttalib and another man" 'Ubaidullah said, "I told 'Abdullah of what 'Aisha had said, 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas said to me, 'Do you know who is the other man whom 'Aisha did not name?' I said, 'No.' Ibn 'Abbas said, 'It was 'Ali bin Abu Talib." 'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet used to narrate saying, "When Allah's Apostle entered my house and his disease became aggravated, he said, " Pour on me the water of seven water skins, the mouths of which have not been untied, so that I may give advice to the people.' So we let him sit in a big basin belonging to Hafsa, the wife of the Prophet and then started to pour water on him from these water skins till he started pointing to us with his hands intending to say, 'You have done your job." 'Aisha added, "Then he went out to the people and led them in prayer and preached to them." 'Aisha and 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas said, "When Allah's Apostle became ill seriously, he started covering his face with his woollen sheet, and when he felt short of breath, he removed it from hi; face and said, 'That is so! Allah's (curse be on the Jews and the Christians, as they took the graves of their prophets as (places of worship),' intending to warn (the Muslims) of what they had done." 'Aisha added, "I argued with Allah's Apostle repeatedly about that matter (i.e. his order that Abu Bakr should lead the people in prayer in his place when he was ill), and what made me argue so much, was, that it never occurred to my mind that after the Prophet, the people would ever love a man who had taken his place, and I felt that anybody standing in his place, would be a bad omen to the people, so I wanted Allah's Apostle to give up the idea of choosing Abu Bakr (to lead the people in prayer)."

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He didn't curse all the Jews and Christians but those particular grave worshipping ones so that the Muslims could be careful and not doing the same thing.

I wonder how Craig thinks about how Paul cursed all the non Christians...

1 Corinthians 16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord-a curse be on him. Come, O Lord! http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes3.html#witnesses

Craig Winn said:
32: Bukhari: V5B59N733 "While Umar was talking to the people, Abu Bakr said, 'Sit down, Umar!' But he refused. So the people came to Abu and left him. Bakr said, 'To proceed, if you used to worship Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead, but if anyone of you used to worship Allah, then Allah is alive and shall never die.'"

My Response:
No one ever used to worship Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM), but after his death so many people were shocked and couldn't believe it. So Abu Bakr was just reminding them that Muhammad was only a man and he is dead. So move on with your lives and continue worshipping Allah who does not die.

Craig Winn said:
33: Bukhari: V4B56N830-1 "The Meccan people requested Allah's Apostle to show them a miracle, and so during the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts. On that the Prophet said, 'Bear witness [to my god].'"

My Response:
First of all the lie about Allah being a moon god is refuted here http://www.islamicawareness.org/Quran/Sources/Allah/moongod.html , here http://www.themodernreligion.com/comparative/christ/christ_moongod.htm and here http://muslim-responses.com/The_Moon_God_lie/The_Moon_God_lie_

And second of all the hadith says this

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Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 056, Hadith Number 830. Narrated By Abdullah bin Masud : During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, "Bear witness (to thus)." It is to bear witness to the miracle that he is performing, not the moon as his god!

Craig Winn said:
34: Qur'an 8:30 "Remember how the unbelievers plotted against you (Muhammad), to get you out (of your home). They plotted, and Allah too had arranged a plot; but Allah is the best schemer."

My Response:
Allah only deceives those who deserve to be deceived. God did it to protect the Prophet (PEACE BE UPON HIM).

As if the God of the Bible has not deceived. Jeremiah 4:10 Then I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, how completely you have deceived (nasha) this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,' when the sword is at our throats." The word for deceived here is nasha, which means. 1) to beguile, deceive a) (Niphal) to be beguiled b) (Hiphil) to beguile, deceive c) (Qal) utterly (infinitive) Source: http://www.blueletterbible.org/tmp_dir/words/5/11440944232544.html

Jeremiah is not indifferent to the message, which he is called to preach. In v 10 a note is struck to which he will return in relation to himself

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(15:18). In his distress he accuses the Lord of having deceived the people, presumably by having allowed false prophets to convince them with a message of peace (cf. 6:13-14). The only reply is the Lord's own confirmation that judgment is sure. (New Bible Commentary) 1 Kings 22:20-22
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And the LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?' "One suggested this, and another that. 21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, 'I will entice him.'
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" 'By what means?' the LORD asked. " 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said. " 'You will succeed in enticing him,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'

Here we see that the man said that he would resort to lying in order to entice Ahab and God supported the idea and told him to go ahead and do it!

We even have it in... Ezekiel 14:9-11 " 'And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel. 10 They will bear their guilt-the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him. 11 Then the people of Israel will no longer stray from me, nor will they defile themselves anymore with all their sins. They will be my people, and I will be their God, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "
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God is punishing him for a crime that He enticed him to do? Isaiah 37:6-7 Isaiah said to them, "Tell your master, 'This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard-those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. Listen! I am going to put a spirit in him so that when he hears a certain report, he will return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.' "

That spirit's purpose was for deception.

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Also in...

2 Thessalonians 2:11
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For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

So God wants people to believe a lie. Is God supporting lies now? Now Christians would argue back and ask us Muslims to understand the situation and reason why God did such a thing. However, when we tell our Christian brethren to do the same thing when it comes to analyzing Islam they don't want to do it. So why should us Muslims? http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes3.html#megalomania

Craig Winn said:
35: BukhariV1B7N1331 "The Prophet said, 'I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me. 1. Allah made me victorious by awe by His terrorizing my enemies. 2.

The earth has been made for

me. 3. Booty has been made lawful for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else
before me. 4. I have been given the right of intercession. 5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.'" (emphasis is of my own)

My Response:
Notice how I highlighted the second part, and then compare it with what the Prophet really said...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331: Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me.

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1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month's journey. 2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due. 3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me. 4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection). 5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.

Craig was trying to show that the Prophet said the world was created for him. Well he didn't!

Craig Winn said:
36: Bukhari: V4B56N732 "Allah's Apostle said, 'I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad, the praised one; I am al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity [by killing every infidel]; I am al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected [beating Jesus]; and I am also al-Aqib, because there will be no prophet after me.'" (emphasis is of my own)

My Response:
Now people compare with what the Prophet really said and tell me what you notice.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 056, Hadith Number 732. Narrated By Jubair bin Mutim : Allah's Apostle said, "I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity; I am Al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected there after; and I am also Al-'Aqib (i.e. There will be no prophet after me)." Did the Prophet say that Allah will eliminate infidelity by having all the infidels killed? No he did not. Isn't it possible that the Prophet meant that God will eliminate infidelity by having all the people guided to Islam?

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Craig Winn said:
37: Bukhari: V1B2N13 "Allah's Apostle said, 'By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.'"

My Response:
Is Craig trying to make a point by posting this hadith? Well just in case he is then look at what Jesus says in the gospels. ... Matthew 10:35-39 For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her motherinlaw? 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'[e] 37"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
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I am not criticizing Jesus for saying that, but I only posted that just in case Craig Winn was trying to make a point with that hadith. Craig Winn said: 38: Bukhari: V9B88N174 "I heard the Prophet saying, 'Islam cannot change!'"

My Response:
I don't know what point Craig was trying to make with this hadith, but whatever it is, it won't work because he misquoted it really badly...

Saheeh Bukhari Volume 009, Book 088, Hadith Number 174. Narrated By Sahl bin Sa'd : I heard the Prophet saying, "I am your predecessor at the Lake-Fount (Kauthar), and whoever will come to it, will drink from it, and whoever will drink from it, will never become

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thirsty after that. There will come to me some people whom I know and they know me, and then a barrier will be set up between me and them." Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri added that the Prophet further said: "I will say those people are from me. It will be said, 'You do not know what changes and new things they did after you.' Then I will say, 'Far removed (from mercy), far removed (from mercy), those who changed (the religion) after me!" Craig Winn said: 39: Bukhari: V5B58N193 "The Prophet cursed those that had teased him. He said, 'O Allah! Destroy the chiefs of Quraysh, Abu Jahl, Utba, Shaba, Umaiya, and Ubai.' I saw these people killed on the day of Badr battle and thrown in the pit except Ubai whose body parts were mutilated." My Response: Lets see how they "teased" the prophet.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 005, Book 058, Hadith Number 193. Narrated By 'Abdullah : While the Prophet was prostrating, surrounded by some of Quraish, 'Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait brought the intestines (i.e. abdominal contents) of a camel and put them over the back of the Prophet. The Prophet did not raise his head, (till) Fatima, came and took it off his back and cursed the one who had done the harm. The Prophet said, "O Allah! Destroy the chiefs of Quraish, Abu Jahl bin Hisham, 'Utba bin Rabi'al, Shaba bin Rabi'a, Umaiya bin Khalaf or Ubai bin Khalaf." (The sub-narrator Shu'ba, is not sure of the last name.) I saw these people killed on the day of Badr battle and thrown in the well except Umaiya or Ubai whose body parts were mutilated but he was not thrown in the well. It was the Prophet's daughter that cursed them. She had every right as well. What would you do if someone did that to your own father?

Craig Winn said:
40: Bukhari: V4B52N220 "Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror. While I was sleeping [besieging], the keys to the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.'" My Response: From where did Craig add the word besieging?...

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Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 220. Narrated By 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).

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes3.html#inspiration

Craig Winn said:
41: Bukhari: V4B56N814 "There was a Christian who embraced Islam and he used to write the revelations for the Prophet. Later on he returned to Christianity again he used to say: 'Muhammad knows nothing but what I have written for him.'"

My Response:
Lets continue the hadith and see what happened to him...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 056, Hadith Number 814. Narrated By Anas : There was a Christian who embraced Islam and read Surat-al-Baqara and Al-Imran, and he used to write (the revelations) for the Prophet. Later on he returned to Christianity again and he used to say: "Muhammad knows nothing but what I have written for him." Then Allah caused him to die, and the people buried him, but in the morning they saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, "This is the act of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and took his body out of it because he had run away from them." They again dug the grave deeply for him, but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. They said, "This is an act of Muhammad and his companions. They dug the grave of our companion and threw his body outside it, for he had run away from them." They dug the grave for him

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as deep as they could, but in the morning they again saw that the earth had thrown his body out. So they believed that what had befallen him was not done by human beings and had to leave him thrown (on the ground).

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes3.html#allah

Craig Winn said:
42: Qur'an 104:4 "He will be sure to be thrown into that which breaks him into pieces, flung to the Consuming One. And what will explain that which Breaks him into Pieces, the Consuming One? It is the fire kindled by Allah." [Allah is in hell, kindling the fire.] My Response: The fire is kindled or aroused by Allah by the leave of his command. How does that make Allah in hell? Craig Winn said: 43: Qur'an 55:35 "There will be let loose on you white-hot flames of fire and smoke that chokes so that you will not be able to defend yourselves. How many favors of your Lord will you both deny?" [Ar-Rahman makes jinn out of the same material he will use to torture men. He intends to send his demons after us, and he considers torture a favor.]

My Response:
God is not saying that torture is a favor, read the Surah in its context and with understanding. He is saying there will be those who are going to get punished, then he says "How many favors of your Lord will you both deny?". Let me give you an example so that you can comprehend. Kevin has always done John favors. Numerous and huge favors. One day John snitches on him to the teacher. Kevin gives John a slap and says "How many favors of mine will you deny?." Now is Kevin telling John that the slap he gave him is a favor or that he is criticizing him for snitching on him despite all the favors he has done for him? Just like how Allah punishes those who disbelieve in him and don't acknowledge Him despite all the bountiful favors he has bestowed on them (such as eyesight, hearing, smelling, feeling, walking etc.)

Craig Winn said:
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44: Qur'an 21:25 "Not a messenger did We send before you but We revealed to him: La ilaha illa Ana (No gods but I), so worship Me." [Incredibly, this assertion of a singular divinity is followed by:] Qur'an 21:26 "And yet they say: 'Ar-Rahman has begotten a son.' Too exalted his He." [Most translations, trying to hide their god's duplicity, mistranslate the passage:] "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten offspring." [Muslims have to deceive us to keep their god together.]

My Response:
How on earth does the translation say that? Even non-Muslim translations don't translate it like that... Yusuf Ali: [021:026] And they say: "(God) Most Gracious has begotten offspring." Glory to Him! they are (but) servants raised to honour. Dr. Munir Munshey (one of www.answering-christianity.com's authors): [021:026] They say, "Rehman has adopted a son!" Glorified is He! Rather, they are all (just His) honored servants. Sher Ali: [021:026] And they say, `The Gracious God has taken to Himself a son.' Holy is HE. Nay, those whom they so designate are only HIS honoured servants; Shakir: [021:026] And they say: The Beneficent God has taken to Himself a ! son. Glory be to Him. Nay! they are honored servants Pickthall: [021:026] And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son. Be He Glorified! Nay, but (those whom they call sons) are honoured slaves; Sale: [021:026] They say, the Merciful hath begotten issue; and the angels are his daughters. God forbid! They are his honoured servants: Muhammad Al-Hilali & Muhsin Khan: [021:026] And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allah) has begotten a son (or children)." Glory to Him! They (those whom they call children of Allah i.e. the angels, Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary), Uzair (Ezra), etc.), are but honoured slaves.

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Palmer: [021:026] And they say, 'The Merciful has taken a son; celebrated be His praise!' Nay, honoured servants; Arberry: [021:026] They say:' 'The All-merciful has taken to Him a son.' Glory be to Him! Nay, but they are honoured servants Rodwell: [021:026] Yet they say, "The God of Mercy hath begotten issue from the angels." Glory be to Him! Nay, they are but His honoured servants:

How are Muslims hiding God's duplicity, read Surah 112, verse 3 and then tell me if God has begotten a son. http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes4.html#demons

Craig Winn said:
45: Muslim: C14B39N6759 "Aisha, the wife of Allah's Apostle, reported: 'Allah's Messenger left my apartment during the night. Then he came and he saw me in an agitated state.' He said: "Aisha, what has happened to you? Do you feel jealous?" I said: "How can it be that a girl like me would not feel jealous in regard to a husband like you? Thereupon Allah's Messenger said: "It is your devil who has come to you." I said: "Allah's Messenger, is there a devil with me?" He said: "Yes." I said: "Is there a devil attached to everyone?" He said: "Yes." I said: "Allah's Messenger, is there a devil attached to you also?" He said: "Yes."'" My Response: What the hadith means is that everyone has a devil that is tempting him to do evil. That is all, simple as that, and we are supposed to seek refuge in god from the whispers of the devil (Surah 114). Can you believe the nerve of Craig, he didn't even post the last and most important part of the hadith...

Saheeh Muslim
Book 039, Hadith Number 6759.

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Chapter : The mischief of satan in the Muslim society and sending his detachments for the creation of turmoil, and there is a devil attached to every person. 'Aisha the wife of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him), reported that one day Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came out of her (apartment) during the night and she felt jealous. Then he came and he saw me (in what agitated state of mind) I was. He said: 'Aisha, what has happened to you? Do you feel jealous? Thereupon she said: How can it he (that a woman like me) should not feel jealous in regard to a husband like you. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: It was your devil who had come to you, and she said: Allah's Messenger, is there along with me a devil? He said: Yes. I said: Is devil attached to everyone? He said: Yes. I ('Aisha) again said: Allah's Messenger, is it with you also? He said: Yes, but my Lord has helped me against him and as such I am absolutely safe from his mischief.

Craig Winn said: 46: Bukhari: V6B60N475 "Allah's Apostle became sick and could not offer his prayer. A lady came and said, 'Muhammad! I think that your Satan has forsaken you, for I have not seen him with you for two or three nights!' On that Allah revealed: 'By the night when it darkens, your Lord has neither forsaken you, nor hated you.'" [93:1] My Response: The Prophet had no connection with Satan. Plus that lady whom Craig forgot to mention is the wife of Abu Lahab (both of them are going to burn in hell according to Surah 111)

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 006, Book 060, Hadith Number 475. Narrated By Jundub bin Sufyan : Once Allah's Apostle became sick and could not offer his night prayer (Tahajjud) for two or three nights. Then a lady (the wife of Abu Lahab) came and said, "O Muhammad! I think that your Satan has forsaken you, for I have not seen him with you for two or three nights!" On that Allah revealed: 'By the fore-noon, and by the night when it darkens, your Lord (O Muhammad) has neither forsaken you, nor hated you.' (93.1-3)

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So obviously since she is the enemy of the Prophet, she would accuse him of such a thing.

Craig Winn said:
47: Bukhari: V2B21N245 "A person slept in and missed the morning prayer. So the Prophet said, 'Satan urinated in his ears.'"

My Response:
Why do people take hadith so literally? The Prophet said it in a metaphorical sense to show that Satan kept the Muslim sleepy and not allowed him to wake up by blocking his hears to hear the Adhan (call to prayer) or alarm clock or so on. Or it could mean that Satan disgraced the individual by not having him wake up for prayer. Satan did not literally urinate into the person's ear. You see parents telling their children who waste their time listening to punk music all day "Don't stuff your head with that garbage". Now did they really stuff their head with garbage? If the Prophet said that Satan urinated into the persons' ear then he meant something by it, but don't take everything literally. Because if you do, then trust me I would have a field day with the Bible. Imagine if I take certain verses (such as Matthew 5:29-30) in the Bible literally?

Craig Winn said:
48: Bukhari: V7B71N643 "I heard the Prophet saying, 'If anyone sees something he dislikes, he should blow three times on his left side and its evil will not harm him.'"

My Response:
Only when after a dream, stop misquoting Craig. He ignores the (in a dream) in brackets but takes the (on his left side) in brackets...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 007, Book 071, Hadith Number 643. Narrated By Abu Qatada : I heard the Prophet saying, "A good dream is from Allah, and a bad dream is from Satan. So if anyone of you sees (in a dream) something he dislikes, when he gets up he should blow thrice (on his left side) and seek refuge with Allah from its evil for then it will not harm him." Craig Winn said:

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49: Qur'an 8:10 "Allah made the victory [killing, kidnapping, and stealing] but a message of hope, a glad tiding, to reassure you. Victory [of this kind] comes only from Allah. Lo! Allah is Almighty. He covered you with slumber, as a security from Him. He sent down rain to clean you of the plague of evil suggestions of Satan, that you might plant your feet firmly."

My Response:
Craig added the killing, kidnapping and stealing part from his own, this is referring to the Battle of Badr. Read history and seek knowledge and don't be deceived by what this man says. This is a sincere call to everyone. Please.

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes4.html#predestination

Craig Winn said:
50: Bukhari: V6B60N473 "While we were in a funeral procession, Allah's Apostle said, 'Every created soul has his place written for him either in Paradise or in Hell. They have a happy or miserable fate predestined for them.' A man said, 'Apostle! Shall we depend upon what is written and give up doing deeds? For whoever is destined to be fortunate, will join the fortunate and whoever is destined to be miserable will go to Hell.'"

My Response:
This is a good question. Again I am not complimenting Craig because I know that his intention is not to learn but to spread corruption. But for those of you who wish to understand this hadith, then read the explanation for it. Yes, it is true that we are all destined to either go to hell or heaven. But that does not mean that we do not have free will!! When God destined it for us, it means that He already knotted it in down AL LAWH AL MAHFOOZ (Preserved Tablet) what was going to happen. Due to God's omniscience He already knew about the choices we were going to choose. That does not mean if we are bad sinners then we blame God for this. This concept exists in all religions and not only Islam. For more on this read... http://www.loadislam.com/artical_det.php?artical_id=639§ion=memberbase&subsection=myarticle http://www.loadislam.com/artical_det.php?artical_id=721§ion=memberbase&subsection=myarticle

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Craig Winn said:
51: Bukhari: V4B54N430 "Allah's Apostle, the true and truly inspired said, 'Regarding the matter of the creation of a human being: humans are put together in the womb of the mother in forty days. Then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period. He becomes a piece of flesh for forty days. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things: the new creature's deeds, livelihood, date of death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched. He will do whatever is written for him.'" My Response: I want to thank Craig Winn for posting one of the miracles of the hadiths for us on his website. Taken from http://www.islam-guide.com/frm-ch1-1-h.htm Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Formerly, he was Professor of Ob-Gyn and the Chairman of the Department of Ob-Gyn at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was also the President of the American Fertility Society. He has received many awards, including the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology Public Recognition Award in 1992. Professor Simpson studied the following two sayings of the Prophet Muhammad :

{In every one of you, all components of your creation are collected together in your mother's womb by forty days...}2 {If forty-two nights have passed over the embryo, God sends an angel to it, who shapes it and creates its hearing, vision, skin, flesh, and bones....}3
He studied these two sayings of the Prophet Muhammad extensively, noting that the first forty days constitute a clearly distinguishable stage of embryo-genesis. He was particularly impressed by the absolute precision and accuracy of those sayings of the Prophet Muhammad . Then, during one conference, he gave the following opinion: "So that the two hadeeths (the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ) that have been noted provide us with a specific time table for the main embryological development before forty days. Again, the point has been made, I think, repeatedly by other speakers this morning: these hadeeths could not have been obtained on the basis of the scientific knowledge that was available [at] the time of their writing . . . . It

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follows, I think, that not only there is no conflict between genetics and religion but, in fact, religion can guide science by adding revelation to some of the traditional scientific approaches, that there exist statements in the Quran shown centuries later to be valid, which support knowledge in the Quran having been derived from God." (View the RealPlayer video of this comment )

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes4.html#morality

Craig Winn said:
52: Bukhari: V4B52N143 "The Prophet told an Ansar, 'Choose one of your slave boys to serve me in my expedition to Khaybar.' So, he chose me, even though I was just nearing puberty. I served Muhammad when he stopped to rest. I heard him saying repeatedly, 'Allah! I seek refuge with you from distress and sorrow, from helplessness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overcome by men.'" My Response: Its not that the Prophet needed to make that supplication but he did for us to follow his example and so that we can make that supplication for ourselves. Allah says in the glorious Quran that he has made Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) an example for all to follow (Surah 33, verse 21) Craig Winn said: 53: Qur'an 8:28 "And know that your property and your children are just a temptation." My Response: There are differences in translations regarding this verse, however the best one are the ones that say "test or trial" and not temptations. You would realize that most of the people that translate it into "temptation" are the non-Muslims.

Taken from http://qb.gomen.org/Quranbrowser/cgi/bin/get.cgi Yusuf Ali: [008:028] And know ye that your possessions and your progeny are but a trial; and that it is God with Whom lies your highest reward. Dr. Munir Munshey (one of www.answering-christianity.com's authors):

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[008:028] Be aware that in fact your wealth and your children are (just) a trial (and a temptation). Allah has a much greater reward for you. Sher Ali: [008:028] And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial and that it is ALLAH with Whom is a great reward. Shakir: [008:028] And know that your property and your children are a temptation, and that Allah is He with Whom there is a mighty reward. Pickthall: [008:028] And know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with Allah is immense reward. Sale: [008:028] And know that your wealth, and your children are a temptation unto you; and that with God is a great reward. Muhammad Al-Hilali & Muhsin Khan: [008:028] And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial and that surely with Allah is a mighty reward. Palmer: [008:028] Know that your wealth and your children are but a temptation, and that God - with Him is mighty hire! Arberry: [008:028] and know that your wealth and your children are a trial, and that with God is a mighty wage. Rodwell: [008:028] And know that your wealth and your children are a temptation; and that God! with Him is a glorious recompense.

But you need to know the meaning and understand this verse. This verse is simply stating that God created our possessions and children for us as a test in order to see if we get to preoccupied into the worldly affairs that we may forget about our duties to God.

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http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes4.html#lust

Craig Winn said:
54: Qur'an 66:4 "If you (women) turn in repentance to him, it would be better. Your hearts have been impaired, for you desired (the ban) [on how many girls Muhammad could play with at a time]. But if you back each other up against (Muhammad), truly Allah is his protector, and Gabriel, and everyone who believes-and furthermore, the angels will back (him) up."

My Response:
I am not going to waste my time explaining this verse, but what I am going to do is

[on how many girls Muhammad could play with at a time] from?
pose a challenge to Craig Winn and show me where he got

Craig Winn said:
55: Bukhari: V9B87N139-40 "Allah's Apostle told Aisha, 'You were shown to me twice in my dreams [a.k.a. sexual fantasies]. I beheld a man or angel carrying you in a silken cloth. He said to me, "She is yours, so uncover her." And behold, it was you. I would then say to myself, "If this is from Allah, then it must happen."'"

My Response:
Again Craig Winn with his deceptive methods. Show me your proof where the Prophet said "sexual fantasies"...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 009, Book 087, Hadith Number 139. Narrated By 'Aisha: Allah's Apostle said (to me), "You were shown to me twice in (my) dream. Behold, a man was carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and said to me, "She is your wife, so uncover her,' and behold, it was you. I would then say (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.'"

Volume 009, Book 087, Hadith Number 140.

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Narrated By 'Aisha: Allah's Apostle said to me, "You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), 'Uncover (her), and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.'"

You have to understand that the Prophet is not saying that he uncovered Aisha in his dream. No. The angel in the dream got someone who was covered (meaning you don't know who the person is) so the angel told the Prophet that this "covered" object is his wife. So the Prophet uncovered (revealed) her and found out who she was. And then he knew it was Aisha. The uncovering refers to the revealing of the identity and not the disrobing of her clothes. Look how things change when you read the hadith in its context and with understanding? Craig Winn said: 56: Bukhari: V5B59N342 "Umar said, 'When my daughter Hafsa lost her husband in the battle of Badr, Allah's Apostle demanded her hand in marriage and I married her to him.'"

My Response:
This hadith shows the fabulous character of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Which one of us today would marry a widow and then take care of her? The Wisdom Behind the Prophets Marriage to Hafsah By this marriage, the Prophet (peace be upon him) wanted to reinforce his relation with Umar not only through friendship, which already existed, but also through that private familial relation that would enable Umar to enter the Prophet's house and then he would be always close to the Prophet. The Prophet did the same with his cousin Ali who married Fatimah and with his friend Uthman who married Umm Kulthum after her sister, Ruqayyah passed away. Along with Abu Bakr, these three people were the greatest Companions and successors of the Prophet (peace be upon him). (Muhammad Fathi Mus'ad, The Wives of the Prophet Muhammad: Their Strives and Their Lives, page 83)

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Craig Winn said: 57: Bukhari:V4B56N679 "Allah's Apostle said, 'Plague is a means of torture sent on the Israelis.'"

My Response:
He is trying to show that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that the Israelis are always cursed with a plague. Read the hadith and tell me if you see the deception or not. I will let the reader decide.

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 056, Hadith Number 679. Narrated By Usama bin Zaid : Allah's Apostle said, "Plague was a means of torture sent on a group of Israelis (or on some people before you). So if you hear of its spread in a land, don't approach it, and if a plague should appear in a land where you are present, then don't leave that land in order to run away from it (i.e. plague)."

I don't see point that Craig is trying to make with this. I mean there are even Jews who don't like the bible's portrayal of them http://www.americamagazine.org/gettext.cfm?articleTypeID=1&textID=3413&issueI D=472 I don't think there is anyone who likes the portrayal of non-Jews according to the Talmud. http://www3.stormfront.org/jewish/talmud.html So if you are trying to make a point Craig, it is not working. http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes5.html#racism Craig Winn said: 58: Bukhari: V9B89N256 "Allah's Apostle said, 'You should listen to and obey your ruler even if he is a black African slave whose head looks like a raisin.'" My Response: This hadith does not in anyway show that Prophet Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) was a racist. Islam stresses on the fact that people must obey those who are in authority. Islam does not permit anarchy. The reason why Prophet Muhammad said what he said is in order to stress the importance of obeying those who are in authority no matter who they are. In those days, everyone looked down at black people. Those

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days, black people were inferior and deserved no respect or authority. The reason why the Prophet mentioned that even black people should be respected is to pierce it into the people's heads that NO MATTER who is in charge, they should be obeyed. Notice, if the Prophet was a racist then why did he say that even black people should be obeyed? It is just a figure of speech. It's like me saying "I don't even care if the garbage man tells you to do it, if he tells you to do it THEN DO IT". Now I have no disrespect for garbage men, they keep our cities clean. But these days' garbage men are disrespected and I am just emphasizing how important it is to follow orders even though I do not disrespect them. The Quran makes it clear that no one is superior than the other unless that person is more God fearing (Surah 49:13). Also read the end of the Prophet's farewell Sermon The prophet, peace be upon him, said: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any "superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves." (Hafiz Ibn Hibban reported in al-Sahih 11 / 203 / 4862 , via his isnad, from Fadalah ibn Ubayd) How could the Prophet be a racist when he told Bilal that he heard his footsteps in paradise... Saheeh Bukhari Volume 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 250. Narated By Abu Huraira : At the time of the Fajr prayer the Prophet asked Bilal, "Tell me of the best deed you did after embracing Islam, for I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise." Bilal replied, "I did not do anything worth mentioning except that whenever I performed ablution during the day or night, I prayed after that ablution as much as was written for me." How could the Prophet be a racist when he gave Bilal (a black African slave) the honor of being his Mu'adhdhin (caller to prayer)... Saheeh Muslim Book 004, Hadith Number 0741. Chapter : How Adhan is to be pronounced. Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had two Mu'adhdhins, Bilal and 'Abdullah b. Umm Maktum, who (latter) was blind.

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The Prophet (saws) once reprimanded Abu Dharr for derisively calling Bilal, 'son of a black woman', then he went on to say, "Look! Surely you are not better than a brown man nor a black man except by fearing Allaah more than them." (Reported by 'Abdullaah ibn 'Amr and collected by Ahmed) So how could the Prophet be a racist?

Craig Winn said:
59: Bukhari: V4B52N137 "The Prophet said, 'Let the negro slave of Dinar perish. And if he is pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to take it out for him.... If he [the black slave] asks for anything it shall not be granted, and if he needs intercession [to get into paradise], his intercession will be denied.'"

My Response:
Look how Craig Winn takes this hadith context. Look at his deception. Lets see what the hadith really says...

Saheeh Bukhari
Volume 004, Book 052, Hadith Number 137. Narrated By Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, "Let the slave of Dinar and Dirham of Quantify and Khamisa (i.e. money and luxurious clothes) perish for he is pleased if these things are given to him, and if not, he is displeased!" Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, " Let the slave of Dinar and Dirham, of Quantify and Khamisa perish as he is pleased if these things are given to him, and if not, he is displeased. Let such a person perish and relapse, and if he is pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to take it out for him. Paradise is for him who holds the reins of his horse to strive in Allah's Cause, with his hair unkempt and feet covered with dust: if he is appointed in the vanguard, he is perfectly satisfied with his post of guarding, and if he is appointed in the rearward, he accepts his post with satisfaction; (he is so simple and unambiguous that) if he asks for permission he is not permitted, and if he intercedes, his intercession is not accepted." Here the Prophet is talking metaphorically about people who are so into the materialistic pleasures of this world. Not about any black slave. Where did he get Negro slave from? He added that! His deception has been exposed! http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes5.html#women Craig Winn said:

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60: Muslim: B1N142 "'O womenfolk, you should ask for forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell.' A wise lady said: Why is it, Allah's Apostle, that women comprise the bulk of the inhabitants of Hell? The Prophet observed: 'You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. You lack common sense, fail in religion and rob the wisdom of the wise.' Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense? The Prophet replied, 'Your lack of common sense can be determined from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof.'"

My Response:
http://islamic-answers.com/are_women_deficient_in_intelligence_and_religion

Conclusion
His website is too huge and I don't think I should waste anymore my time with this guy. I think I have provided enough evidence to show that he is an untrustworthy, deceiving person who purposely adds his owns words to hadiths. He misquotes hadith and Quran. He does not paste the whole hadith or verse and therefore leaves us with a false and erroneous interpretation of the Quranic verse or hadith. Craig Winn is a phony and I challenge him to a debate. Then we can see if his deception would stand in the face of real confrontation.

Feel free to contact me at b_zawadi@hotmail.com

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