Islam 101: Do not Question the Religion

By Christopher Logan

Sure we see some Muslims say that they are against “terrorism”, which they never really define. But have you ever seen many Muslims actually condemn the Islamic scriptures, or Mohammad? I have not, and the reason is that the Islamic scriptures warn them not to.

The Koran warns Muslims not to ask too many questions.

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YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if ye ask about things when the Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made plain to you, Allah will forgive those: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.

If Muslims do ask too many questions, the Koran states that they have lost their faith.

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YUSUFALI: Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith.

Now I will take this a step further, to lose one’s faith is to apostate from Islam, and under Islamic Law this can be a death sentence. The “Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Scared Law”, teaches us that even denying a Koran verse is to apostate from Islam, and apostates should be killed.

Justice: Apostasy from Islam

ACTS THAT ENTAIL LEAVING ISLAM

(7) to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does not belong to it:

Justice: Apostasy from Islam

o8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

o8.4 There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die)

For the record, “The Reliance of the Traveller”, has the stamp of approval from Al Azhar, the highest Islamic learning school in the world.

Now I will point out in the ahadith were it states not to question the religion, and questioning overall is not encouraged.

From the Bukhari hadith, we can see that Mohammad did not like to be questioned.

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 92:

Narrated Abu Musa:

The Prophet was asked about things which he did not like, but when the questioners insisted, the Prophet got angry. He then said to the people, “Ask me anything you like.” A man asked, “Who is my father?” The Prophet replied, “Your father is Hudhafa.” Then another man got up and said, “Who is my father, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “Your father is Salim, Maula (the freed slave) of Shaiba.” So when ‘Umar saw that (the anger) on the face of the Prophet he said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We repent to Allah (Our offending you).”

From Bukhari volume 2, we see the same pattern.

Volume 2, Book 24, Number 555:
Narrated Ash-sha’bi:

The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba narrated, “Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) .” So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah has hated for you three things:

1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others.

2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance)

3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need). (See Hadith No. 591, Vol. Ill)

Here is volume 3 verse 591.

From the Bukhari hadith 3:591

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba:

The Prophet said, “Allah has forbidden for you, (1) to be undutiful to your mothers, (2) to bury your daughters alive, (3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and (4) to beg of men (begging). And Allah has hated for you (1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and (3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance).

Finally the Koran states that Mohammad’s actions are to be followed for all time.

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YUSUFALI: Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.

If anyone is waiting for the Islamic world to tear apart the Islamic scriptures, and condemn the actions of Mohammad, they are only fooling themselves. “Moderate” Islam is not coming to the rescue, and it will be our way of life or theirs. Take a side, the freedom of our families future generations is depending on us.

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