I am just an ordinary guy. To say more about me and my reasons for this blog, it would be better if I start with how I came to know true teachings of Islam via Koran, Hadith and Sira.
It all started immediately after Mumbai shootings. As I am randomly searching for information on so ‘called’ Muslim terrorist organizations, which are – as reported by our secular media – to be deviating from true teachings of Koran and by chance I came across this website http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/ which was doing simple analysis of ‘holy’ books of 3 Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. At that time the website was presenting Koranic verses from Chapter 9 which can only be called intolerant and violent. Like most people, I too felt safe and assured when I read some Muslims writing in the comments that these verses should be understood with context and that Islam promotes peace and tolerance. And I stopped reading for some time about Koran. But those Koranic verses, how Muslims replied and how that website responded to those comments stayed in my mind.
My earliest knowledge in Islam completely came from the writings of main stream media, like Prophet Mohammad fighting only 3 wars which were all defensive, about how and why polygamy came in to Islam and Jihad meaning a spiritual struggle ! Little search on these lines, and then I read a Muslim man writing this about Prophet Mohammad:
“Kinana . al-Rabi, who has the custody of the treasure of Banu Nadir (A Jewish tribe living in Khaibar), was brought to apostle (Prophet Mohammad) who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was. A Jew came to the apostle and said he had seen Kinana going round a certain noon every early morning. When the apostle said to Kinana,’Do you know that if we find you have it I shall kill you?’. He said yes.The apostle gave orders that ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found. When he asked Kinana about the rest he refused to produce it, so the apostle gave orders to al-Zubair, ‘Torture him until you extract what he has,’ so he kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead. Then the apostle delivered him to Muhammad b. Maslama and he struck off his head.” (Sira, Page 515)
Here I simply produced what Ibn Ishaq – earliest biographer of Prophet Mohammad – has mentioned in Sira. That man who brought this to my notice further tells how Prophet Mohammad proceeded to marry wife of Kinana and consummate marriage the very same night. (But later I found that Prophet simply raped her that very night and married her after she (wife of Kinana) converted to Islam.)
Disturbed, I decided to know the truth myself and started reading Koran (Yusuf Ali’s translation) and other Islamic scriptures. Since then I completed reading of Koran, Hadith of Sahih Bukhari, Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Prophet Mohammad (Sira), Sharia law (Islam’s sacred law) and bits of History of Islamic rule in India. The more I tried to find about Islam, more violent it emerges.
I questioned myself that if main stream media in India and West can write about and criticize Hinduism and Christianity, then what is making them to write such lies about Islam. Any way, I would not have set out to inform people (all Non-Muslims) about Islam and its real face but for what is happening in all Islamic countries i.e. literal dehumanization of Non-Muslims legally (via constitutions) and every day practical life of Non-Muslims under persecution.
One only has to ask what kind of religion and its adherents deny equal rights to others and at the same time demand special, more and more privileges from them. Islam and Muslims exactly do this. And consequences are ominous when Non-Muslim politicians, intellectuals, ‘so called’ elite and media patronise such demands in the name of secularism, multiculturalism or pluralism. With rampaging political correctness, I felt that every one who knew about dark face of Islam should do their duty to inform Non-Muslims about how Islam and Muslims can never co-exist with others on the basis of equality and the consequences of appeasing Islam and Muslims. That is why this blog.
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