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.
As prophet of God it is without doubt that Jesus gave honorable teachings. But lofty teachings do not make Jesus greater than other prophets (or make him Divine) as Christians believe.
Jesus says “Judge not, that ye be not judged”–(Matt. 7:1). Christians often quote this saying of Jesus to portray him as being superior to other prophets. What does this saying of Jesus means? Does it mean that one is to accept whatever others do in silence and forbearance?
“Judge not, that ye be not judged” is explained by the rest of Jesus’ sayings on this topic. Here are the verses:
“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judg-ment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what mea-sure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the MOTE that is in your brother’s eye, but considerest not the BEAM that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say unto thy brother, Let me pull out the MOTE out of thine eye; and, behold, a BEAM is in thine own eye? Thou HYPOCRITE first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye”–(Matt. 7:1-5)
Clearly, this was a lecture against hypocrisy. Jesus’ “Judge not, that ye be not judged” is about not finding faults in others while you have similar of worse faults; rid yourself of your own short-comings before trying to reform others. Only after one has rid himself of his maladies will he be in a position to correct and help others.
If one was to not judge others in all situations the Courts of Justice would have to be demolished. Fighting the occupier and transgressor is not “judging” him! Judging the criminal for his crime is not unGodly!
If Jesus’ “Judge not, that ye be not judged” mean to not judge others under any circumstance then Jesus was the biggest hypocrite in Scriptural history as attested to by the Gospels:
-Jesus judged the Jews by putting the blood of the prophets murdered by their fathers on their heads and consigned them to the greater damnation of hell–(Matt. 7:1; 23:14, 33-38).
-Jesus judged the people of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum (as being worse than the “Sodom”-ites) for not accepting his miracles and reforming and promised them anguish on the Day of Judgment–(Matt. 11:20-24).
-Jesus judged the Jews as being a “generation of vipers;” “evil and adulterous generation;” as “fools” and “blind guides” and cursed them to “the damnation of hell”–(Matt. 12:34, 39; 23:16-17, 24, 33).
-Jesus judged people who are not with him as being against him: “He that is not with me is against me” (though people can be neutral)–(Matt. 12:30). And those who are against Jesus would likely be viewed as his enemies who did not want him to rule and who are to be “slain”–(Luke 19:27).
-Jesus judged the Samaritans (instead of educating them): “Ye worship ye know not what: we (Jews) know what we worship: for SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS” (NON-JEWS TAKE NOTE)–(John 4:21);
-Jesus judged the non-Jews to be lowest of creatures –as “dogs” and “swine” and consigned them to hell –preaching in parables so they would not understand and be saved: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine;” “And he said unto them, Unto you (who have God) it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them (non-Jews) that are without (God), all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and NOT PERCEIVE; and hearing they may hear, and NOT UNDERSTAND; LEST AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD BE CONVERTED, AND THEIR SINS SHOULD BE FORGIVEN THEM”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26; Mark 4:9-12. NON-JEWS NOTE WELL, JESUS DID NOT COME TO YOU OR TO DIE FOR ANYBODY’S SIN; IT’S ALL A BIG CON –LIE, FALSEHOOD, AND BLASPHEMY. See JESUS-ONLY FOR JEWS; INHERITED SIN; CHRISTIA-NITY-A FAKE).
-Jesus judged the world without knowing the world and sent fire and sword and division on them: “I am come to send FIRE on the earth;” Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth, Nay; but rather DIVISION: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; and the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law;” “Think NOT that I am come to send peace on earth: I came NOT to send peace, but a SWORD”–(Luke 12:49, 51-53; Matt. 10:34).
-Jesus judged families, putting division between them: “If any man come to me, and HATE NOT his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE”–(Luke 14:26).
-Jesus even judged his own mother as being an outsider just because she was not present at his preaching (and his mother likely had house and other family matters to tend to): “Then one said unto him (Jesus), Behold, thy mother and thy brethren ….But he answered and said, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren?” (and he gestured to his disciples) “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother”–(Matt. 12:46-50). (Mary could not have been guilty of neglecting God so that Jesus should dishonor her; Mary was chosen over all women because she was “highly favoured” by God, and “blessed”–Luke 1:28. In fact, Christians honor Mary as “Mother of God.” And, to this day, as Christians claim, Mary makes appearances and even cure/give power to people so that they are canonized as saints).
-(As Christians say Jesus is God) Jesus judged all women because of Eve’s sin to “greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception;” and judged all men because of Adam’s sin to a life of toiling: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground”–(Gen. 3:16-19).
-(As Christians say Jesus is God and as Christians say mankind inherited sin from Adam/Eve) Jesus judged all mankind, even the unborn in the womb, putting Adam’s and Eve’s sin(s) onto us/them. (Though there is/was no INHERITED SIN).
Conversely. Though Mohammad, as anyone would, defended himself against those who tortured his followers1 and tried to extirpate him and his followers he did not judge anyone; but forgave his rabid enemies of twenty-three grueling years upon his triumph over them at Makkah: “It is related that the Prophet took hold of the two sides of the gate of the Ka’ba on the day of the conquest of Makkah and said to the Quraish: How do you think I should treat you? They said: We hope for good, a noble brother and the son of a noble brother. Then he said: I say as my brother Joseph said: “No reproof be against you this day” (Rz)”
No inquisition. No incrimination. No confession. No rancor. Only lofty words of benevolence and nobility -“No reproof be against you this day”! 2
Mohammad even forgave the horrid Hind; the woman who is said to have cut open the body of his uncle, Hamza, as he lay dying on the battlefield and ripped out his liver and chewed it.3
Mohammad did not even judge his dead enemy but prayed for him to be saved from Hell-fire, saying, “if I knew that if I asked forgiveness for him more than seventy times, he would be forgiven, I would ask it for more times than that”–(Qur’an 9:84, 113. Bokhari Vol. 6, # 193, 194). That, is the perfect example of “Judge not, that ye be not judged”!
1. “Yåsir and Sumayyah, husband and wife, suffered death at the hands of the disbelievers because they would not recant, the latter being put to death most cruelly, her legs being tied to two camels which were made to run in opposite directions. Their son ‘Ammår, however, was not so resolute. The cruellest persecutions were inflicted on those slaves who had become converts to Islam. Muir says: “These were seized and imprisoned, or they were exposed upon the scorching gravel of the valley to the intense glare of the midday sun. The torment was enhanced by intolerable thirst, until the wretched sufferers hardly knew what they said.” Yet even under these trying circumstances, which would have maddened even the most resolute man, there were those among these slave-converts who were as firm as a mountain; as in the case of Bilål, of whom it is recorded that “in the depth of his anguish the persecutors could force from him but one expression, Ahad! Ahad! (One! One! God)” (Muir).” Muhammad Ali Qur’anic comm. 16:106.
2. See Qur’an 12:92 for this saying of the prophet Joseph. Quote taken from Muhammad Ali comm. Qur’an 12:92).
3. Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, p. 267.