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.
MONEY & BOOTY
One of the Christian’s claims to prove that Jesus was greater than Mohammad is that whereas Jesus told his disciples to not ask for, and to not carry, money with them,1 Muhammad instructed his followers on how to divide booty they seized from unbelievers, and insisted on 20 percent for himself.
Response: Christians really do need to end their dwelling in blind faith and study their Bible and use their heads/reason as God requires them–Isaiah 1:18.
Do you not carry money (or credit card) in your pockets? or do you depend on the goodwill of others to feed you and pay your way? and do you not strive for financial independence and educate your children likewise or do you teach them how to beg?
Jesus also taught his followers to depend on God for their food and clothing that God will provide as He provides for the birds and flowers.2 Do you wait for God to send for you or do you toil? Not even the Church follows this teaching of Christ –having billions in assets. Whereas God does provide for the birds and the lilies and the grass –and whereas the lilies and grass have no mobility and if water is not given to them they will wilt and die– the worm and berries do not go to the bird: the bird has to take flight and even battle other birds for the worm and berries.
By telling man to pray only and leaving it all to God to send him groceries through handouts, the Christian’s God and son of God is teaching man to be loafers and mendicants. If America and Europe was to follow such an absurd doctrine, instead of their being on the pinnacle of progress they would regress into the black-hole of backwardness.
While Islam does not allow pursuit of the material to the detriment of the spiritual; Allāh tells us that everything in the heavens and earth were created for our benefit and urges us to seek knowledge to put them to our service; and that after we finish offering our prayers to go into the land and seek of His bounties. And His magnanimous Messenger, Mohammad, informs us that we have a duty to Allāh, to ourselves, families, and the community. Earning bread honestly is a part of righteousness and an act of worship.
If everyone was to follow this teaching of Christ to depend on others the whole world would be a place of loafers and beggars. In contrast, Mohammad taught us to pray and to work and to teach the Message of Allāh at our own expense –to be dignified. Whereas Jesus advocated and encouraged loafing, mendacity, stagnation and backwardness, Mohammad taught us to be industrious, independent, educated and self-sufficient. Whether grudgingly or gracefully, who will you emulate?
Regarding the Christian’s claim that Muhammad instructed his followers on how to divide booty they seized from unbelievers, and insisted on 20 percent for himself.
The Biblical God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, then Jesus) also had “booty” which includes PREPUBESCENT “virgin” girls. Numbers 31:1-53 records:
“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) KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES (to know if these little girls were virgins the Israelite would have had to literally finger them, this is what the Christian God, Jesus, allows)…. And the Lord spake unto 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 (BOOTY) 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 675,000 sheep, 72,000 cattle, and 61,000 asses, 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 337,500 sheep; 36,000 cattle, 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 (virgin girls)…the men of war had taken SPOIL (BOOTY), EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.”
Since the Biblical God can make war so his “chosen people” can occupy the land of others and can take a share of “booty” for Himself and also give “booty” to his soldiers, why carp at the mortal Mohammad for taking “booty” from those who persecuted him; besieged him; tried to assassinate him; forced him into exile; pursued him; and made war on him, for twenty-three grueling years?
Mohammad took “booty” and killed only those who first came to kill him. But the Christian’s God (and as Christians say Jesus is God then Jesus) killed young innocent males and women and also took their little “virgin” girls as “booty” –as “sex slaves.” (See CHRISTIANITY-SEX SLAVES & PREPUBESCENT GIRLS).
Even if Mohammad had taken all the “booty” in the world yet this would not make Jesus Divine or vicarious atoner or that mankind inherited sin from Adam or make him greater than Mohammad. (For a comparison between Christian rule and Islamic rule see JESUS OR MOHAMMAD-BEST SYSTEM).
1. Matthew 10:8-9; Luke 10:7.
2. Matthew 6:25-34.