Global Agenda

In the name of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

An Objective Rebuttal

To A Subjective Inquiry into Islam

“Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but He was true In Faith, and bowed His will to God, and He joined not gods with God.  Without doubt, among men, the nearest of kin to Abraham, are those who follow him, As are also This Messenger (Muhammad) and those who believe and God is the Protector of those who have Faith.”(Qur’an;3:67-68), “Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the (deeds) works of Abraham”(John;8:39). “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?”(Jesus Christ, Luke;12:57).

Introduction:

The 911 terrorist attack on Twin Towers in which many innocent people including Muslims lost their lives, has been condemned by every sane person including Muslims all over the world. In the aftermath unfortunately thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq have lost their lives in the riposte lead by USA and NATO forces. The terrorists with little loss, using the name of Islam to justify their un-Islamic activities are killing the innocent Muslim with impunity through suicide bombing and other sabotage activities. The few thousands terrorists have hijacked Islam, the universal faith of peace. Every wrong they commit, Islam is blamed. The terrorists have no religion, if IRA was not labeled with Christianity; Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka were not called Hindu terrorists, why the term ‘Muslim Terrorists’?  This is no secret that the Jihadis in Afghanistan were creation of USA to defeat the communist Russians in eighties; they were trained, equipped, financed and organized by American CIA involving Pakistan and some other Muslim countries. The concept of Jihad like many mediaeval rulers was also misused by American to get cheap cannon fodder against communist Russians. Once abandoned after Russian defeat, this semi literate Jihadis chalked out their own agenda [or being used by anti Islamic forces as a tool?]. They have been declared as heretics, out of folds of Islam by councils of eminent Islamic Scholars of Pakistan and Muslim world including Saudi Arabia. The critics of Islam pick up their doctrines to critics Islam, because they can not counter the Islamic ideology followed by majority Muslims. Killing innocent people [Muslims or non Muslims] is a cardinal sin and crime against humanity (Qur’aan;5:32). Who is the biggest victim and sufferer? The innocent Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq are the main victims of Americans drone attacks on one side and suicide bombing by terrorists on the other side. Only few Americans have been killed by terrorists. The self evident results of this ‘War of Terror’ so far point towards existence of a covert plan working against the interest of Muslims and Islam to deprive them of even marginal independence by keeping them embroiled in covert wars. I wish this perception to be wrong, but there is nothing to support such an assumption.

In the post 9/11 scenario there has been mushroom growth of pseudo intellectuals to blame and criticize Islam, Qur’an the Holy Scripture and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for all the troubles on this planet especially the menace of terrorism. Amazingly they appear to be lacking in the basic knowledge of their own faith [Christianity] and scripture [Bible]. Their crude little knowledge about Islam is based upon anti Islamic biased sources which add fuel to the fire. Intellectually they are at the same level as extremists of Afghanistan or elsewhere. They try to make their writings authentic by quoting isolated verses from Qur’an mostly out of context to extract meanings satisfying their preconceived notions. These Islamophobes engage in “mental reservation” when they mention half-truths about Islam.  The methodology is to mix half-truths with references and outright lies, either without references or irrelevant references.  The website: “An Inquiry into Islam” [http://www.inquiryintoislam.com] is one among many. The web site claims: “A non-racist, unbigoted inquiry into the core teachings of Islam and what it all means (if anything) for non-Muslims”. Sounds good! But the dichotomy is self evident form word ‘(if anything)”. The claims of non religiousness  is self contradictory, as such sites are full of hate material against Islam, Muslims, their beliefs, practices and Holy Scripture. One is made to believe as if no good can be found in Islam, even a Muslims marrying a widow as a social welfare service is projected as a scheme to produce more warriors.

Such sites claim to educate the non Muslims about real face of Islam through novel idea to read book on Qur’an written by some non Muslim. Fearful of rapid growth and popularity of Islam all over the world especially among the pragmatic Europeans and American, these critics of Islam try to censure it by bringing up key components of the package of ideas (or bundle of beliefs) known as Islam as per his perceptions. For example the practice of Taqiyah is one of the fundament doctrines of Shi’a, [the minority sect of Islam,15-20%], criticizing Taqiyah by projecting it be the doctrine practiced by All the Muslims, is nothing but deceit, indicating malicious designs, false propaganda. Most of Muslims may not be aware of terms like Taqiyah, once I discussed it with one of my friends, a devout practicing Muslim, he showed his total ignorance, in fact he heard this term very first time from me! Hence critics embroiled the Muslims to respond to some thing which they don’t follow. Similarly why should we be discussing the doctrines of extremists, while majority rejects them. How if some one criticize the institution of Pope, and expect a Protestant Christian to defend it. Apart form deceiving the simple reader, such subjective criticism divert the time and energies of Muslims form real issues. Such is the nature of general objections raised against Islam, which can be found all over the web. Following twenty eight points of subjective criticism have been taken as a base for objective analysis and rebuttal.

What Makes Islam So Successful?

Summary of Criticism on Islam

  1. A standardized version of the idea-collection is written down.
  2. The Qur’an includes instructions for its own spread, implement Islamic law all over the world.
  3. Qur’an includes instructions for its own preservation, protection, no modernization.
  4. Islam commands its followers to create a government to bring all people on earth under the rule of Islamic law.
  5. Permission to spread the religion by war.
  6. Lands must be conquered.
  7. Allowing polygamy to produce new soldiers.
  8. It is a punishable offense to criticize Islam.
  9. You can’t leave Islam once you’re in.
  10. Islam must be your first allegiance.
  11. Dying in fighting for Islam, the ONLY guaranteed way to Paradise.
  12. You must read the Qur’an in Arabic.
  13. You must pray five times a day.
  14. The prayers involve moving together in time.
  15. A woman is in a thoroughly subordinate position.
  16. The only way a woman can guarantee her passage into Paradise is if her husband is happy with her when she dies.
  17. Allah gives Himself permission to edit his own work
  18. The Qur’an uses the carrot and stick to reinforce behavior.
  19. Islam provides a huge and inspiring goal.
  20. Non-Muslims must pay a large tax.
  21. A Muslim is forbidden to make friends with a non-Muslim.
  22. The Qur’an counsels the use of deceit when dealing with non-Muslims.
  23. Islam must always be defended
  24. Islamic writings teach the use of pretext to initiate hostilities.
  25. The explicit use of double standards.
  26. It is forbidden to kill a Muslim
  27. If Muslims drift away from Islam, Allah will end the world.
  28. The message in a standard Qur’an is difficult to decipher.

Before rebuttle to these objections, viewing  following videos is recommended:


The blog is under construction so, for point by point rebuttal, click each one of following links:

Islam Attacked-Rebuttal

0.Islam – A Short Introduction:

1.Written Scripture

2.Global Agenda

3.Preservation

4.Global Shari’a

5.Spread by Sword

6.Conquest

7.Polygamy

8.No Criticism

9.No Apostasy

10.Allegiance

11.Paradise

12.Arabic

13.Prayers-5

14.Synchronism

15.Women Status

16.Loyalty of Women

17.Editing Scripture

18.Carrot-Stick

19.Big Goal

20.Non Muslims Taxed

21.No Friendship

22.Deceit?

23.Defence

24.Pretext

25.Dibble Standards

26.Kill NonMulims

27.End of World

28.Ambiguous Qur’an

Since Islam is the faith followed by all the prophets, a legacy of Prophet Abraham [pbuh], references form Bible are also quoted where ever required, this is especially for the satisfaction of followers of earlier scriptures.   Before analyzing each point one by one, it is important to briefly refresh our knowledge of Islam and its basic doctrines followed by majority Muslims.

Next: Islam – A Short Introduction:

  1. David Lyman
    September 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Please extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to your friend, for the magnificent book he has produced on explaining Islam to uninformed persons such as myself. I am so sorry that he lost sleep to devote the time necessary to prepare the rebuttal and to impart such a wealth of information to the reader. His efforts will lead to better understanding.

    David Lyman
    [extract from e mail]

  2. Ikram Sehgal
    September 10, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    I looked both at the balanced report of the ICG and the shocking, provocative internet piece.I requested an Islamic Scholar friend of mine, who is well versed in Islam and other religions, to do a thorough study.I am sending you his work for your information, dissemination and distribution as you think appropriate.
    [extract from e mail]

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