In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms
MOHAMMAD MADE VICTORIOUS THROUGH TERROR
Critics of Islam/Mohammad charge that Prophet Mohammad was made victorious through terror (Qur’an 3:151; 8:12-13, 59-60; 59:2, 4, 13. See Qur’an-evil verses).
Ask America about her “shock and awe” campaign in Iraq.
When these critics and denigrators of Islam and Mohammad are faced with extirpation they can play possum (or ostrich) to the enemies rather than terrify them.
Mohammad fighting a defensive war against aggressors crazed on annihilating him can hardly be labeled “deeds of terror” and as “the means of creating the emotion of terror” in the hearts of the enemy.
If fighting a defensive war against aggressors is “deeds of terror” for “creating the emotion of terror” in the hearts of the enemy, then all warfare, ancient and modern, whether aggressive or defensive, are “the means of creating the emotion of terror” in the hearts of the enemy.
Every side endeavors to employ whatever means he can to fold the “enemy” into subjection.
Mohammad’s duty was only to deliver the Divine message, not enforce it. From day one of his mission Mohammad was persecuted, besieged, target of the assassin’s blade; forced into exile, pursued and warred on.
Had the “unbelievers” not militated against Mohammad they would not have suffered “terror in their hearts.”
Allah God says in His Qur’an 8:12: “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them. It is not ye who slew them, it was Allāh.”
Response: Whereas Allāh allows “killing” in self-defense those who first take up the sword against you, the Biblical God not only massacres the young and old and men and women and even asses and ox so that the Israelites can occupy their land He even sanctions enslaving peaceful “heathen” neighbors. (Talk about terrorism!).
And the Christians’ “God” and son of God commands the slaughter of those who merely does not want him to rule (though they would not militate against him).
And whereas Muslims are to “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, besiege them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war;” the hand of the Biblical God (and as Christians say that Jesus is God it was the hand of Jesus that) slew the enemy of His people, and even chopped off their thumbs and toes:
-“For indeed the HAND OF THE LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed”–(Deut. 2:15);
-“Therefore he (God) lifted up HIS HAND against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness”–(Psalm 106:26; Ezek. 20:15);
-God commands the Israelites to do to the people whose land they were going to possess: “thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them”–(Deut. 7:1-2. See Josh. 12:1-6).
-“And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and SMITE the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD YOUR GOD hath delivered them into your hand;” “And afterward Joshua SMOTE them” “So Joshua SMOTE all the country….as the LORD GOD of Israel commanded….because the LORD GOD of Israel FOUGHT for Israel”–(Josh. 10:19, 24, 26, 40-42; 6:21. Read Josh. chs. 10-12; Num. 21:24, 35; 31:17-18; Deut. 20:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:2-3, for slaughters by Joshua, Moses, and Saul).
As for Allah instilling terror into the hearts of the enemies and Allāh slaying them. Here is Biblical terror and God slaying (and as Christians say that Jesus is God):
-“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste”–(Deut. 32:35)
-“the TERROR of God was upon the cities that were round about them (Jacob and his household)”–(Gen. 5:5)
-“For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the TERRORS of God do set themselves in array against me–(Job 6:4)
-The Biblical God even “terrorized” the righteous. Either that or Job must be lying on God). “For destruction from God was a TERROR to me”–(Job 31:23)
-“How are they (the wicked) brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with TERRORS (from God)”–(Psalm 73:19)
-“Knowing therefore the TERROR of the Lord, we persuade men”–(2 Cor. 5:11);
-“For, behold the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his ANGER with fury, and his rebuke with FLAMES OF FIRE. For by FIRE and by his SWORD will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be MANY”–(Isaiah 66:15-16).
-“They have moved me to JEALOUSY with that which is not God….
and I will move them to JEALOUSY with those who are not a people(they must be devils?); I will PROVOKE them to ANGER with a foolish nation. For a FIRE is kindled in mine ANGER, and shall burn in the lowest HELL….
I will heap MISCHIEFS upon them; I will spend mine ARROWS upon them….
I will also send the TEETH OF BEASTS upon them, with the POISON OF SERPENTS of the dust. The SWORD without, and TERROR within, shall destroy both the YOUNG MAN and the VIRGIN, the SUCKLING also with the MAN OF GRAY HAIRS”–(Deut. 32:21-25).
That Allāh smote the enemies of the Muslims. The Biblical God (and as Christians say that Jesus is God, Jesus) smote the enemies of the Israelites:
-“Elisha prayed unto the Lord…And he (God) SMOTE them with blindness according to the word of Elisha”–(2 Kings 6:18);
-“And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity….and ye shall know that I am the Lord that SMITETH”–(Ezekiel 7:9);
-“And he (Elijah) shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children….lest I (God) come and SMITE the earth with a curse”–(Malachi 4:5-6);
-“Speak not in thine heart….saying, For my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD DOTH DRIVE THEM OUT from before thee–(Deut. 9:4-7).
-“But the HAND OF THE LORD was heavy upon them in Ashdod, and he destroyed them and SMOTE them with emerods (hemorrhoids)
….the HAND OF THE LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he SMOTE the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts
….there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the HAND OF GOD was very heavy there. And the men that died not were SMITTEN with the emerods”–(1 Sam.5:6, 9, 11-12);
-The Christian’s God (“Jesus”) not only gave orders to “Strike off their heads” but also to “cut off “ “fingers and toes”:
(The Israelites asked who would go up and fight): “And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand…
and they slew of them in Bezek TEN THOUSAND MEN…
and they pursued after him (Adonibezek), and caught him and cut off his THUMBS and his GREAT TOES. And Adonibezek said, THREE SCORE AND TEN kings, having their THUMBS and their GREAT TOES CUT OFF…”–(Judges 1:1-7). This is more blood and gore than all the battles fought by the Prophet Mohammad.
-“Then the Lord spake unto Moses, saying…And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses, and they slew ALL THE MALES….
And they brought the CAPTIVES and the prey and the SPOIL to Moses, and Eleazar…
And Moses said unto them…Now therefore KILL EVERY MALE among the LITTLE ONES (of the captives), and KILL EVERY WOMAN who hath known man by lying with him, but ALL THE WOMEN CHILDREN, that have not known a man by lying with him (virgin girls, The Israelites would have had to literally give these little girls the “finger” to know if they were virgins -this is what the Christian God, Jesus, required) KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES….
And the Lord spake unto to Moses, saying, Take the sum of the PREY (BOOTY) that was taken, both of MAN and of beast, thou and Eleazar…
And divide the PREY into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation And LEVY A TRIBUTE UNTO THE LORD….
And the BOOTY, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught was
72,000 cattle, and
and of WOMEN that had not known man by lying with him (virgin girls), were 32,000.
And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was
30,500 asses, and
16,000 persons (virgin girls. And of the congregation’s half portion of these 16.000 virgin girls, 320 were given to the Levite priests, as “the Lord commanded Moses.”
And the LORD’S TRIBUTE (of the (booty) was 675 sheep; 72 cattle; 61 donkeys; and 32 persons….
the MEN OF WAR had taken SPOIL (BOOTY), EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF”-(Numbers 31:1-53).
-“When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it…thou shalt SMITE THEM, and UTTERLY DESTROY THEM, thou shalt MAKE NO COVENANT with them, NOR SHOW MERCY UNTO THEM”–(Deut. 7:1-2. See Josh. 12:1-6).
-The Christian’s God (Jesus) also smote the dazzling daughters of Zion and peeked at their “private parts”:
“Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their SECRET PARTS”–(Isaiah 3:16).
-The Christian’s God (Jesus) gore included even the fetus: (After the Lord had brought drought on Samaria)
“Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the SWORD: their INFANTS shall be dashed to pieces, and their WOMEN WITH CHILD shall be ripped up”–(Hosea 13:15-16).
-And here are two classics and unsurpassed cases of “terror” in the annals of Scripture and even history, from the Christian’s God (and as Christian claim that Jesus is God Jesus from Jesus): for their teasing the baldheaded Elisha, the Christian’s God had the children torn by bears:
“And he (Elisha) went up from thence to Bethel…there came forth LITTLE CHILDREN…and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up thou BALD HEAD…And he (Elisha) turned back, and looked at them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth TWO SHE BEARS out of the wood, and TARE FORTY AND TWO CHILDREN of them”–(2 Kings 2:22-24).
And regarding the children of Jeshurun for their worship of “strange gods”:
“I will spend my ARROWS upon them ….I will also send the TEETH OF BEASTS upon them, with the POISON OF SERPENTS of the dust. The SWORD without, and TERROR within, shall destroy both the YOUNG MAN and the VIRGIN, the SUCKLING also with the MAN OF GRAY HAIRS”–(Deut. 32:15-25). This must the mother of all terrorism! Not even Al-Qaeda can equal this, much less beat it).
-The Christian’s God (“Jesus”) sent evil and had dogs eat Jezebel:
“Behold I (God) will bring EVIL upon thee….and will cut off from Ahab him that PISSETH against the wall….And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel”–(1 Kings 21:21-24).
-The Christian’s God (“Jesus”) also had people decapitated: “And the Lord said unto Moses, take all the heads of the people and hang them up before the Lord against the sun”–(Num. 25:4).
-“And stay ye not, but PURSUE AFTER YOUR ENEMIES, and SMITE THE HINDMOST OF THEM; SUFFER THEM NOT TO ENTER INTO THEIR CITIES: for the LORD YOUR GOD hath delivered them into your hand;”
“and Joshua called for all the men of Israel…Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings…And afterward JOSHUA SMOTE THEM, and SLEW THEM, and HANGED THEM on five trees.”
“So Joshua SMOTE ALL THE COUNTRY of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and ALL THEIR KINGS: HE LEFT NONE remaining, but UTTERLY DESTROYED ALL THAT BREATHED, as the LORD GOD of Israel commanded…And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD GOD of Israel fought for Israel;”
“And they UTTERLY DESTROYED ALL that was in the city, both MAN AND WOMAN, YOUNG AND OLD, AND OX, AND SHEEP, AND ASS, with the EDGE OF THE SWORD”–(Joshua 10:19, 24, 26, 40-42; 6:21. Read Joshua chs. 10-12; Numbers 21:24, 35; 31:17-18; Deut. 20:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:2-3, for slaughters by Joshua, Moses, and Saul).
Notably, unlike the Arab idolaters who persecuted Mohammad, tried to assassinate him, forced him into exile, pursued him and warred against him, these little males and matrons and virgin girls and cattle did not take up arms against Moses and Joshua.
As Professor Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out:
“all the blood shed in the wars of Badr, Ohud, and other campaigns led personally by the Prophet Muhammad, could not exceed one-hundredth of the blood shed by Joshua. Yet not a single instance of cruelty or injustice can be proved against the Apostle of Allāh. He was clement, noble, magnanimous, and forgiving.” (Muhammad In The Bible, pp. 257-263. See Jesus-son of man (Barnasha).
But for Mohammad’s trees of righteous self defense, critics of Islam cannot see the Christian’s forest of aggression, genocide, faunicide and female child sex slavery.
Critics also point to Qur’an 8:17, 9:52, where . Muslims gain victory by Allāh’s hands:
“So you slew them not but Allāh slew them, and thou smotest not when thou didst smite (the enemy), but Allāh smote (him), and that He might confer upon the believers a benefit from Himself. Surely Allāh is Hearing, Knowing;”
“Say: Do you await for us but one of two most excellent things? And we await for you that Allāh will afflict you with chastisement from Himself or by our hands. So wait; we too are waiting with you.”
Response: Who was it that sent the plagues against Pharaoh? Who was it that slaughtered the “heathen” so that the Israelites could occupy their land? Who brought ”doom” to Sodom and Gomorrah?”
The Biblical God’s (and as Christians say that Jesus is God, Jesus’) hands killed for the Israelites and He even gave the people hemorrhoids:
–“For indeed the HAND OF THE LORD was against them, to DESTROY THEM from among the host, UNTIL THEY WERE CONSUMED”–(Deut. 2:15);
-“the LORD destroyed them (the Zamzummins) before them (the Israelites)”–(Deut. 2:20-21);
-“But the HAND OF THE LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with EMERODS (hemorrhoids)…the HAND OF THE LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, BOTH small and great, and they had EMERODS in their secret parts”–(! Sam. 5:6, 9).
If you want more instances of “terror” and “torture” read the Bible for yourself:
That Mohammad was given “the keys of the treasures of the world.”
Jesus told his followers they are not to think about what they will eat and wear that “all these things shall be added unto you” (that God will send), and John the Baptist, the greatest man born of a woman as Jesus says, taught, “A man can receive nothing EXCEPT IT BE GIVEN HIM FROM HEAVEN”–(Matt. 6:25-34; 11:11; John 3:27).
Since God “sends” as Jesus says, and since man can have only what “heaven” sends as John says, where then is the difficulty with Mohammad saying Allāh gave him “the keys of the treasures of the world”?
Notably the prophet was given the “keys” of the treasures. And what are the keys of the treasures? Knowledge! And after the death of the Prophet, Muslims used the keys/knowledge and brought benefits to mankind.
Mohammad was not only given “the keys of the treasures of the world,” he and Muslims were given the “kingdom of God,” and Makkah was made the new House of God:
“The kingdom of God shall be taken from you (Jews), and given to a nation (Muslims) bringing forth the fruits thereof;”
“The glory of this latter house (Ka’ba/Makkah) shall be greater than of the former (Temple/Jerusalem), saith the Lord of the hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of the hosts”–(Matthew 21:43; Haggai 2:9).
Rather than squander invaluable time trying to denigrate Allāh and Mohammad, Christians, if their desire is to go to heaven, and as they know about Mohammad/Islam, they have no choice but to bend their knees to Allāh, to: There is no God but Allāh; Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh!