By Robert Spencer
Muhammad: A frank examine his influential (and violent) existence and teachings
In The fact approximately Muhammad, ny instances bestselling writer and Islam specialist Robert Spencer deals a good and telling portrait of the founding father of Islam—perhaps the 1st such portrait in part a century—unbounded through worry and political correctness, unflinching, and keen to stand the difficult proof approximately Muhammad's lifestyles that proceed to impact our global today.
From Muhammad's first "revelation" from Allah (which crammed him with terror that he was once demon-possessed) to his deathbed (from which he referred to as down curses upon Jews and Christians), it's all here—told with large documentation from the assets that Muslims themselves give some thought to most advantageous approximately Muhammad.
Spencer information Muhammad's improvement from a preacher of hellfire and damnation right into a political and army chief who increased his rule via strength of fingers, promising his warriors luridly actual delights in Paradise in the event that they have been killed in his reason. He explains how the Qur'an's educating on conflict opposed to unbelievers developed—with consistent warfare to set up the hegemony of Islamic legislations because the final stage.
Spencer additionally supplies the reality approximately Muhammad's handy "revelations" justifying his personal licentiousness; his pleasure within the brutal murders of his enemies; and in particular, his transparent marching orders to his fans to transform non-Muslims to Islam—or strength them to stay as inferiors below Islamic rule.
In The fact approximately Muhammad, you'll learn
• the reality approximately Muhammad's a number of marriages (including one to a nine-year-old)
• How Muhammad set felony criteria that make it nearly very unlikely to end up rape in Islamic countries
• How Muhammad's instance justifies jihad and terrorism
• the true "Satanic verses" incident (not the Salman Rushdie model) that continues to be a scandal to Muslims
• How Muhammad's defective wisdom of Judaism and Christianity has motivated Islamic theology—and coloured Muslim family members with Jews and Christians to this day.
Recognizing the genuine nature of Islam, Spencer argues, is key for judging the clients for large-scale Islamic reform, the potent prosecution of the conflict on Terror, the democracy undertaking in Afghanistan and Iraq, and immigration and border keep an eye on to guard the us from terrorism.
All of which makes it the most important for each citizen (and policymaker) who loves freedom to learn and contemplate The fact approximately Muhammad.
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They dwelt between Arabia Petraea and Babylonia. The people of Kedar were Pliny's Cedrai, and from their tribe Mohammed ultimately arose. " There are three pertinent references to Kedar in the Bible. The first appears in Isaiah 42:11-12: Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto their Lord and declare his praise in the islands. No doubt allegory abounds in this verse.
Or, in other words the mission of the Prophet will be successful. If we measure the life of Muhammad we can only say that it was highly successful. Michael H. Hart, author of THE 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, states on p. 33 of his book: My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels.
He likewise uttered three magnifications as he passed Abu Sufyan, and the whole valley resounded as with one voice of his men echoed him. Troop after troop went by, and at the passing of each Abu Sufyan asked who they were, and each time he marveled, either because the tribe in question had hitherto been far beyond the range of influence of the Muslims, or because it had recently been hostile to the Prophet.... " "God caused Islam to enter their hearts," said Abbas. " 1 This is also the meaning of "the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.