Hugh Fitzgerald: “I’m a Muslim — Ask Me Anything,” Answers 1-6, and comments, from

Last Friday I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to the first six of those questions.

“M.I.” refers to the Muslim Interlocutor who has invited others to “Ask a Muslim” any questions they may have about Islam. Once the M.I. has answered (or tried, or refused, to), possible responses to him are given below, merely as a guide and not meant to be exhaustive:

1. What is the meaning of Jihad?

“Jihad” in Arabic means “struggle.” More specifically, it is the central duty of all Muslims, the “struggle” to spread Islam all over the globe until all Unbelievers either convert to Islam or accept the status of dhimmis and pay the Jizyah, or capitation tax. Jihad can take many forms, such as defending Islam from its critics, migrating to foreign soil for the purpose of propagating Islam, demographic conquest, and supporting its growth financially. a central duty of all Muslims. But Jihad’s main meaning involves violence. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrine of armed Jihad. Violent Jihad is founded on many verses in the Qur’an, but in the Ask-the-Muslim context, have at the ready to quote, especially, the Verse of the Sword: (9:5, “Then when the sacred months are past, slay the idolaters wherever you find them…”).

M.I. will claim that the “real” meaning of Jihad is something like a “struggle within one’s soul” to become a better person, or “self-improvement.” He may offer that hadith where it is written that “Upon his return from battle Muhammad said, ‘We have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad’ (i.e. the struggle against the evil of one’s soul).” But this hadith is of doubtful authenticity. It does not appear in any of the six sahih sittah (“reliable collections”) of hadith. One Muslim authority speaks for all of them when he writes that “this hadith has no source, nobody whomsoever in the field of Islamic Knowledge has narrated it. Jihad against the disbelievers is the most noble of actions, and moreover it is the most important action for the sake of mankind.” And he concludes that the evidence used as proof that Jihad on the battlefield is Jihad Asghar (lesser Jihad) and Jihad against the desires and Shaitan is Jihad Akbar [greater jihad] are weak if not false hadith. (Then urge onlookers, who will have been suitably impressed with your response, to google “Lesser Jihad” and “Greater Jihad” to find out more about this canard.)

2. Why are Christians and Jews required to pay the Jizyah to Muslims?

“Jizyah” is the capitation or poll tax that non-Muslims must pay to the Muslim state in order to be allowed to stay alive and practice their faith. It is the main, but not the only disability, inflicted on those non-Muslims who are the ahl al-dhimma, the People of the Pact, or dhimmis. While your Muslim propagandist will argue that the “jizyah” is not now exacted everywhere, it remains a permanent part of Islamic doctrine (and is, in fact, collected in the Islamic State). Remind your listeners that some Muslims in the West, such as Anjem Choudary, gloating over the vast amounts of benefits Muslim immigrants receive, call these benefits “the Jihad seekers’ allowance.”

3. Why does it say in the Qur’an that Muslims should not take Christians and Jews as friends, for they are friends only with each other?

Here you hope that your Muslim interlocutor simply denies this passage’s existence altogether. You then quote in full Qur’an 5:51, which is at the ready on your smartphone or on notecards. And to get to the reason for 5:51 (and many other passages of similar import, as 3:28, 3:85, 3:118, 7:44, 9:23 could also be quoted), Muslims are in a state of permanent war – violent Jihad, but Jihad conducted by whatever means, including peaceful ones. To prevent any relapse into Unbelief, to keep the Jihad fervor up, they are taught to distrust, and distance themselves from, all non-Muslims, who are depicted as if in a conspiracy (“they are friends only with each other”) against Muslims. It makes no sense for the “best of peoples” (Qur’an 3:110) to become friends with the “vilest of creatures” (Qur’an 98:6).

4. It says in the Qur’an that “there is no compulsion in religion” (Qur’an 2.256). If there is no compulsion in religion, then why are people who leave Islam threatened with death?

The M.I. will have no answer to this, except possibly to claim what is being punished is not an apostate’s loss of belief but, rather, with that apostate’s proclaiming that turn to unbelief and thus harming Islam. The implication is that if an apostate does it quietly then there will be no punishment. But you can have ready 4:89: “They wish that you should reject faith as they reject faith, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.” 2:217, 9:73-74, 88:21, 5:54, 9:66 are ready examples from the Qur’an and Hadith that make no mention of an apostate only being killed if he makes public his apostasy. Have at the ready as well some of the hadith, as for example these:

Sahih Bukhari (52:260) – “…The Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’ “

Sahih Bukhari (83:37) – “Allah’s Apostle never killed anyone except in one of the following three situations: (1) A person who killed somebody unjustly, was killed (in Qisas,) (2) a married person who committed illegal sexual intercourse and (3) a man who fought against Allah and His Apostle and deserted Islam and became an apostate.”

Sahih Bukhari (84:57) – [In the words of] “Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.’”

To which M.I. has NO reply.

5. Why did the Ayatollah Khomeini lower the marriageable age of girls to 9?

The Ayatollah Khomeini was a learned cleric, and he knew that Muhammad, the Perfect Man (al-insan al-kamil) and Model of Conduct (uswa hasana) had consummated his marriage to little Aisha when she was nine (she was betrothed to him at the age of six). What’s right for Muhammad is right for every Muslim, forever. Hence his eagerness to reduce the marriageable age to that of Aisha. Under the secularizing Shah, of course, the marriageable age of Iranian girls was 18 – for a good Muslim like the Ayatollah Khomeini, that was an abomination. Others, but possibly “not my Muslim friend here,” no doubt feel differently.

Again, NO reply.

6. What is the surest way for a Muslim to get to Heaven?

The surest way to Jannah (Muslim Paradise) is by engaging in violent Jihad and dying as a “martyr” while fighting in the path of Allah.

Such people go directly to Paradise,

Quran (8:15-16) – “O ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in hostile array, never turn your backs to them. If any do turn his back to them on such a day – unless it be in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own)- he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell,- an evil refuge (indeed)!” Not only does Muhammad lay down the principle that a Muslim can serve time in Hell, but they may find themselves there for neglecting to kill unbelievers when directed to do so.

Quran (9:39) – “If ye go not forth He will afflict you with a painful doom…” It isn’t enough to believe. Muhammad is telling his soldiers (who do not want to fight) that they will be sent to hell if they do not join the battle.

Quran (3:169-170) – “Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord; They rejoice in the bounty provided by Allah: And with regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (Martyrs) glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve. Martyrs go directly from life to paradise, where they wait for those who must first go through the Day of Judgment.

There are other ways to get to Paradise, some not requiring violence. But if he does so, you must come back to those Qur’anic passages, especially 3:169-170, that rank dying in Jihad as the SUREST AND FASTEST way.

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  1. C matt says

    January 30, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Is it haram to behead an infidel with a blade made by infidels or must one use only those marked “Made in dar al islam”

    • LB says

      January 31, 2017 at 3:06 am

      The blade, along with anything else made by infidels (like every single city in the entire Middle East), can be considered as jizya tax. Jizya doesn’t necessarily mean money/gold, but can also be payed in goods and labour instead, for it is only right that “the foulest of creatures” work under “the best of peoples”.

      One example of that is the “Harach Tax” that the Ottoman Caliphate imposed on Christians during its rule. In exchange for their life and freedom of worship, a Christian man had to pay a total of 4 types of taxes: money, goods, labour and BLOOD! The blood tax was particularly evil because it required giving every second child to the muslims.

    • mortimer says

      January 31, 2017 at 9:58 am

      C Matt is wrong: All important goods like knives used by jihadists are made by advanced, rational-based KAFIR countries, and not it backward Berzerkistans.

  2. Lucretius says

    January 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    “The M.I. will have no answer to this, except possibly to claim what is being punished is not an apostate’s loss of belief but, rather, with that apostate’s proclaiming that turn to unbelief and thus harming Islam. The implication is that if an apostate does it quietly then there will be no punishment.”

    It’s compulsion in religion to punish those who preach against it, so the M.I. who defends himself that way has lost the argument.

  3. marina says

    January 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    You claim that Islam is superior to all other religions. Yet why are the infidels so far advanced in science and technology. Why didn’t your Allah (for whom you bang your head in the carpet 5 times a day) shower you with his blessings so infidels don’t get ahead of you.

    • reyol says

      January 31, 2017 at 4:08 am

      Good point, Marina. Why does Allah bless us infidels so much leaving his beloved submitters to wallow in poverty? I suspect that a Mohammedan would reason that Allah wants him to take the scientific advances and technology from us. Mohammedans believe that Allah created all good things and that he has granted them to his followers, there being no creativity on our part – only the creativity of Allah. It remains for the Slaves of Allah to actually TAKE the good things. Why would Allah set it up like this? Numerous Hadith testify that Allah is entertained by war and slaughter.

    • Ted Tyler says

      January 31, 2017 at 4:39 am

      Could it be that banging your head on the carpet – over the years – does produce some significant brain damage? Concussion studies show that repeated impacts to the head can have cumulative adverse effects. Another thought could be that the thinking in Islam is that “all truth comes from the Koran” and that Science and Mathematics are the work of the Devil. This thought is expanded by Neil Degrasse Tyson in a 10 minute video on “Naming Rights”.

  4. Biff H says

    January 30, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    If you had to choose a statement attributed to the Perfect Example for Mankind today’s Muslims honor that on the face of it paint him as an incoherent nutter, why would your choice typify he’s not to be taken seriously?

  5. Ian from Liverpool says

    January 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I’ve got a lot of questions to ask him…How about why Mecca doesn’t show up on maps until the eighth century? Or How come there is nothing written about Mohammed during the time Mohammed was meant to be alive? How come the earliest mosques don’t face toward Mecca? How come there is no archaeology in collaboration with the Qur’an in Mecca in fact there’s no archaeology at all just lots of sand.? How come during the time of Mohammed there is no mention of Muslims? Ect. Want to hear more about this? Watch some Jay Smith videos or goto my playlist I think it’s called Historical criticism of Islam.

    • Islam the religion of killers says

      January 30, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      “How come the earliest mosques don’t face toward Mecca? ”

      Thinking this one through, there could not have been “navigation” until the invention of the compass, sure, the odd genius might have been able to plot a direction with the stars, but there is a huge lack of genius in the middle east ..

  6. Byzantium1683 says

    January 30, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Not to suggest I know better, but I think the article is wrong on one point. So it appears to me.

    Hugh says the Muslim will have no response to the question, if there is no compulsion, then why are those who leave threatened with death.

    I think there is a very easy response, actually. The muslim can just say that those who threaten death misinterpret Islam, and that they don’t actually represent it.

    • LB says

      January 31, 2017 at 3:14 am

      So every islamic country in the middle east (which is naturally run by sharia law) doesn’t represent islam? Because according to sharia (which is based on quran and the hadith), the punishment for apostasy is death. Just google “sharia law apostasy” and you should find a direct quote from it which says so. Also, all major islamic schools from all sects agree that apostates need to die (Robert Spencer often mentions this and gives direct quotes, but you can also google it).

      • mortimer says

        January 31, 2017 at 10:03 am

        ‘No compulsion in religion’ is explain in hadiths. The REAL explanation is that mother’s vowed to raise very ill children in Judaism if they survived the illnesses. Mohammed told them that they could BREAK their solemn vow and raise their children as Muslims.

        Mohammed practiced compulsion in religion in the hadiths and threatened to murder people who refused to join his Death Cult.

  7. vlparker says

    January 30, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    My question to Mr. Muslim is, “Why do you belong to a religion whose prophet was a mass murderer, child rapist, sex slave trader, torturer and beheader?”

  8. Scott says

    January 30, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Hugh, please post the other 32 questions, this is great stuff.
    I’d love to have listened to them squirm when answering you.
    Popcorn all around.

    • Islam the religion of killers says

      January 30, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Popcorn all round, all right, there are the makings of a riveting and hilarious documentary here….

      Monty Python would have a field day …..

      • John spielman says

        January 31, 2017 at 7:17 am

        my question to a the mi would be “why does allah of the qur’an and Satan of the Bible share common traits of being a LIAR , DECEIVER, MURDERER, and THIEF! GOD of the Bible is absolute Holiness and forbids LYING( bearing false witness against anyone), stealing , murdering while allah not only is the best of deceivers(lying) he elevate LYING to unbelievers as a sanctified act, stealing from them (muhammed was allowed to rob caravans) and mass murder plus rape and pedophilia!

        my other question is how can allah forgive sins ii one goes islamic paradise ( big bordello in the sky) only if one’s good works outweigh sins! ( unless one kills unbelievers (jihad) and dies in such an encounter)
        islam trivializes sin and the penalty of sin and completely misrepresents the nature true GOD

      • FYI says

        January 31, 2017 at 7:26 am

        Speaking of documentaries…
        Isn’t it time we had a musical?

        (A Monty Boa production)

        “After fracturing his skull in a car accident Brian mistakenly converts to islam in the misguided belief that islam is a tolerant religion of peace.Like most converts to islam,Brian is not the sharpest tool in the box and realizes the error of his ways after a botched suicide mission
        accidently kills his own ISIS commander ,demolishes four mosques and kills loads of innocent people.It dawns on Brian that he misunderstood the bit about islam being a peaceful religion.
        Fed up with violence and finally grasping the truth about the Religion of Peace and realizing the idiocy of his conversion to islam,Brian decides he’d like to go to India and become a Jain,but will the Imans let him -now that he is an apostate which will likely result in his murder?”

        Great movie ******

        ideath to infidel bastages in land of great shaitan.farq off.I tell my people to break infidel jewish and chreesteian God’s laws and nobody notices!!Haha go figuring that,infidels.
        death to amerika,death to infidels,death to GOD..yalllahayallahyallah

  9. JW_Reader says

    January 30, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    My question to a Muslim would be, would you like your son to grow up to be a murderer, a child rapist or a robber? You Muslims all consider Mohamed as the perfect example of a man, so why not your son be like him?

    • Jenny H says

      January 31, 2017 at 4:30 am

      A lot of muslims wouldn’t consider their sons were doing anything wrong, as long as they were careful to follow Mohammed’s perfect example when carrying out their evil.

      It amazes me how very “1984” so much of Islamic doctrine and approved behaviour is, where good is bad and bad is good, as long as it supports and advances Islam. They can sleep peacefully at night, knowing they are doing Allah’s will. What an evil deity he is.

  10. david says

    January 31, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Why not make jihad on your passions? The hatred, the anger, the frustrations…etc, that makes your tribalism hate your fellow muslim neighbors, other Muslim Nation States. The ideology of jihad, backed by political and religious comes out of darkness that seems to be a light to enlighten.

  11. Angemon says

    January 31, 2017 at 4:57 am

    “Jizyah” is the capitation or poll tax that non-Muslims must pay to the Muslim state in order to be allowed to stay alive and practice their faith.

    Slick taqqyia artists usually present it along the lines of “dhimmies were protected people who did not serve in the army nor pay zakat, jizyah was the tax they paid to make up for those privileges”.

  12. dumbledoresarmy says

    January 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Just out of curiosity, what I’d like to ask *Hugh* is… I get a distinct impression that all these questions have been ‘road-tested’, by Hugh himself, from time to time, as opportunity as presented.

    Have they?

    Would Hugh like to share – no names, dates or locations, of course – perhaps just one story of what happened when he put a smiling, plausible, oh-so-charming mohammedan dawa-artist and spin-doctor “”on the spot”??

    And other jihadwatchers who may have had experience of so doing – perhaps when they went along to a mosque ‘open day’, but with their BS-detectors switched on to “high”, and perhaps asked one or two innocent little questions that the soft-soap purveyors might not have been expecting to hear?

  13. dumbledoresarmy says

    January 31, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Re the whole ‘inner struggle’ thing.

    There’s another way of looking at it. Yes, it’s a ‘weak hadith’.

    But… what if one understands it as the process of destroying empathy and human conscience in oneself, so as to be able to kill and torture and rape and rob all the more enthusiastically and effectively? Psyching oneself up into a ‘war mood’??

    ‘Inner struggle’ sounds benign.. but what if it’s more like what SS trainees went through? Like an initiation into a Kill Club? Most born-neurologically-normal humans *are* born with some capacity for empathy and reciprocity. It has to be ‘burned out’ of them, by all sorts of methods, before the ‘Islam program’, downloaded into their heads, can run perfectly, without any annoying little glitches.

    Furthermore, there’s a third way of looking at ‘inner struggle’. That ‘inner struggle’ – to be more and more islamically ‘pure’ – is what we vulgar infidels call ‘Civil War’. Syria right now is engaged ina very mohammedan bit of ‘inner struggle’ on speed, or should I say, crystal meth? The Sunnis are ‘inner struggling’ to purify Syria of all the unislamic elements…

    Here are a couple of paragraphs from Jacques Ellul’s preface on ‘Jihad’, that he wrote for his friend and colleague Bat Yeor’s tome, “The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam”.

    “…In Islam, on the contrary, jihad is a religious obligation. It forms part of the duties that the believer must fulfil; it is Islam’s normal path to expansion.

    “And this is found repeatedly, dozens of times in the Koran. Therefore, the believer is not denying the religious message. Quite the reverse, jihad is the way he best obeys it.

    “And the facts – which are meticulously recorded and clearly analyzed [by Bat Ye’or] – show that the jihad is not a “spiritual war” but a real military war of conquest. It expresses the agreement between the “founding text” and the believers’ practical strivings.

    “** But Bat Ye’or shows that things are not so simple. Since the jihad is not solely an external war, it can break out within the Muslim world itself – and wars among Muslims have been numerous, but always with the same features.** {my emphasis – dda}

    :Hence, the second important specific characteristic is that the jihad is an institution and not an event; that is to say, that it is part of the normal functioning of the Muslim world….”. END QUOTE.

    To repeat… “Since the jihad is not solely an external war, it can break out within the Muslim world itself – and wars among Muslims have been numerous, but always with the same features….the jihad is an institution and not an event; that is to say, that it is part of the normal functioning of the Muslim world.”

    Inner struggle… *that*’s* what it means, on the macro scale. The horrific and constant violence of Muslim countries – whether the ‘state’ violence, as under despots like Gaddafi or Saddam, or the non-state violence, the seething chaos we now see in Libya after Gaddafi, or in Somali, or Yemen, or Syria – is … ‘inner struggle’. Years ago I read the testimony of a man, ethnically Kurdish, raised in Turkey in a superficially-westernised ‘moderate’ and educated Muslim family, who had converted to Christianity after getting involved in a Bible Society translation project (putting the Gospels into Kurdish). The Sermon on the Mount hit him between the eyes; it was lightning from a clear sky; it was like nothing he had ever encountered before. (Remember, he wasn’t from the primitive ‘badlands’, he was from an urbanised, intellectual, ‘moderate’ Muslim milieu. And yet… speaking of his own experience of life in a Muslim family and society, of the ‘atmospherics’ of Islam, he used the phrase, “among Muslims, you would always fight”.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali says pretty much the same thing. She speaks in ‘Infidel’ and “Nomad’ of suspicion and aggression. *within* Islamised societies and families.

  14. mortimer says

    January 31, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Does the ex-Marine endorse the rape of married captives that is decreed by Allah in Koran 4.24? Or does he disagree with Allah? Does the ex-Marine believe that genocidal rape is a crime against humanity? Or does he believe that Muslims have an exemption from Allah to commit crimes against humanity?

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3 Responses to Hugh Fitzgerald: “I’m a Muslim — Ask Me Anything,” Answers 1-6, and comments, from

  1. θ says:

    1. What is the meaning of Jihad?

    Because the Arabic word Jahada is used in Q.31, v.15 to illustrate how the Non Moslems work so hard to apostatise a good Moslem:
    Jihad is not monopoly of Arabs or Moslems. There are Non-Moslem “Jihadists” who spent all their minds, words, efforts, emotions, tricks, medias, money and weapons to persecute Moslems and to deceive into Apostasy.
    Q.31, v.15. If they struggle against thou to commit idolatry (Jahada Ka ‘Ala An Tushrika) of which thou have no knowledge, then do not obey them; however thou should still treat them kindly in this world.

    2. Why are Christians and Jews required to pay the Jizyah to Muslims?

    Because Jesus says so: Render to Caesar.
    Because Jews pay taxes.
    Because Abraham pays tithes to Melchisedek.
    Because Jewish king accepts the tributary tax.

    3. Why does it say in the Qur’an that Muslims should not take Christians and Jews as friends, for they are friends only with each other?

    Because Q.5, v.5 allows Moslems to take the women of Christians and Jews as legitimate wives rather than just friends.

    4. It says in the Qur’an that “there is no compulsion in religion” (Qur’an 2.256). If there is no compulsion in religion, then why are people who leave Islam threatened with death?

    Because by definition there’s no other “religion” except Islam.

    5. Why did the Ayatollah Khomeini lower the marriageable age of girls to 9?

    Nine years after women’s puberty means 18-20 years old.

    6. What is the surest way for a Muslim to get to Heaven?

    Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 55, Hadith 659
    Narrated Rabi bin Hirash: Hudhaifa added, “I also heard him saying, ‘From among the people preceding your generation, there was a man whom the angel of death visited to capture his soul. (So his soul was captured) and he was asked if he had done any good deed.’ He replied, ‘I don’t remember any good deed.’ He was asked to think it over. He said, ‘I do not remember, except that I used to trade with the people in the world and I used to give a respite to the rich and forgive the poor (among my debtors). So Allah made him enter Paradise.”

  2. θ says:

    Generous trader.
    Muslim Book 10, Hadith 3790
    Hudhaifa reported Allah’s Apostle as saying: A person died and he entered Paradise. It was said to him What (act) did you do? (Either he recalled it himself or he was made to recall), he said I used to enter into transactions with people and I gave respite to the insolvent and did not show any strictness in case of accepting a coin or demanding cash payment.

    Monotheist last word.
    Abi Dawud Book 20, Hadith 3110
    Narrated Mu’adh bin Jabal : The Messenger of Allah as saying: If anyone’s last words are “There is no god but Allah” he will enter Paradise.

    Muslim Book 1, Hadith 171
    I heard Abu Dharr narrating it from the Apostle that he observed: Gabriel came to me and gave me the tidings: Verily he who died amongst your Ummah without associating anything with Allah would enter Paradise. I (the narrator) said: Even if he committed adultery and theft. He (the Holy Prophet) said: (Yes), even if he committed adultery and theft.

    Obedience of Prophet’s commands.
    Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 92, Hadith 384
    Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger said, “All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” They said, “O Allah’s Messenger Who will refuse?” He said, “Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it).”

    Daily prayers.
    Abi Dawud Book 8, Hadith 1415
    Narrated Ubadah ibn as-Samit: Ubadah said: AbuMuhammad told a lie. I heard the Messenger of Allah say: There are five prayers which Allah has prescribed on His servants. If anyone offers them, not losing any of them, and not treating them lightly, Allah guarantees that He will admit him to Paradise. If anyone does not offer them, Allah does not take any responsibility for such a person. He may either punish him or admit him to Paradise.

    A gift of goat’s milk.
    Bukhari Book 1, Hadith 551
    ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘as reported: the Messenger of Allah said, “There are forty kinds of virtue, the highest of which is to gift a (milch) she goat. He who practises any of these virtues, expecting its reward (from Allah) and believing on the verity of the promise made for it, will enter Jannah.”
    Bukhari Vol. 3, Book 47, Hadith 800
    Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr: That Allah’s Messenger said, “There are forty virtuous deeds and the best of them is the Maniha of a shegoat, and anyone who does one of these virtuous deeds hoping for Allah’s reward with firm confidence that he will get it, then Allah will make him enter Paradise because of Hassan (a subnarrator) said, “We tried to count those good deeds below the Maniha; we mentioned replying to the sneezer, removing harmful things from the road, etc., but we failed to count even fifteen.”

    Not living as beggar.
    Abu Dawud Book 1, Hadith 535
    Thauban reported: Messenger of Allah said, “He who guarantees me that he will not beg anything from anyone, I will guarantee him (to enter) Jannah.” I said, “I give you the guarantee.” Then Thauban never begged anything from anyone.

    Golden Rules.
    Muslim Book 18, Hadith 1566
    ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As said: The Messenger of Allah said, “He who desires to be rescued from the fire of Hell and to enter Jannah, should die in a state of complete belief in Allah and the Last Day, and should do unto others what he wishes to be done unto him.”

    Restraint of tongues and lust.
    Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 481
    Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d: Allah’s Messenger said, “Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him.”

    Both Jihad and Islam of Moslems are rewarded with Paradise, but with a different height.
    Nasa’i Vol. 1, Book 25, Hadith 3133
    It was narrated from Abu Sa’ed Al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allah said: “O Abu Sa’ed, Whoever is content with Allah as Lord, Islam as his religion and Muhammad as Prophet, then he is guaranteed Paradise.” Abu Sa’ed found this amazing and said: “Say it to me again, O Messenger of Allah.” So he did that, then the Messenger of Allah said: “And there is something else by means of which a person may be raised one hundred degrees in Paradise, each of which is like that which is between the Heaven and the Earth.” He said: “What is it, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “Jihad in the cause of Allah, Jihad in the cause of Allah.”

  3. θ says:

    Correcting some sorts of misinformation:

    – Circumambulation of Ka’bah is made to end the Manata’s idolatry.
    Bukhari, Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 22
    Narrated `Urwa: This Verse was revealed in connection with the Ansar who (during the Pre-Islamic Period) used to visit Manat (i.e. an idol) after assuming their Ihram, and it was situated near Qudaid (i.e. a place at Mecca), and they used to regard it sinful to ambulate between Safa and Marwa after embracing Islam. When Islam came, they asked Allah’s Messenger about it, whereupon Allah revealed:– “Verily, Safa and Marwa (i.e. two mountains at Mecca) are among the Symbols of Allah. So it is not harmful of those who perform the Hajj of the House (of Allah) or perform the Umra, to ambulate (Tawaf) between them.” (2.158)

    – Moslems should like to forgive Uthman
    Bukhari, Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 173
    Narrated Ibn `Umar: When that man saw that Ibn `Umar did not agree to his proposal, he said, “What is your opinion regarding `Ali and `Uthman?” Ibn `Umar said, “What is my opinion regarding `Ali and `Uthman? As for `Uthman, Allah forgave him and you disliked to forgive him, and `Ali is the cousin and son-in-law of Allah’s Messenger.” Then he pointed out with his hand and said, “And that is his daughter’s (house) which you can see.”

    – Using a wooden sword to correct fellow Moslems.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 36, Hadith 3960
    ‘Udaisah bint Uhban said: “When ‘Ali bin Abu Talib came to Basrah, he entered upon my father and said: ‘O Abu Muslim, will you not help me against these people?’ He said: ‘Of course.’ So he called a slave woman of his and said: ‘O slave woman, bring me my sword.’ So she brought it, and he unsheathed it a span, and (I saw that) it was made of wood. He said: ‘My close friend and your cousin advised me, if tribulation (Fitnah) arose among the Muslims, that I should take a sword of wood. If you wish I will go out with you.’ He said: ‘I have no need of you or of your sword.’”

    – The reduction of reasonable Moslems.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 36, Hadith 3959
    Abu Musa narrated: The Messenger of Allah said: “That will not be like killing the idolaters, rather you will kill one another, until a man will kill his neighbor and son of the cousin and a relative.” Some of the people said: “O Messenger of Allah, will we be in our right minds that day?” The Messenger of Allah said: “No, reason will be taken away from most of the people at that time, and there will be left the insignificant people who have no reason.”

    – Time when the Caliphate is gone.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 36, Hadith 3979
    It was narrated from Hudhaifah bin Yaman that the Messenger of Allah said: “Adhere to the main body (ummah) of the Muslims and their leader. If there is no such body and no leader, then withdraw from all their groups, even if you bite onto the trunk of a tree until death finds you in that state.”

    – Wise Moslem wouldn’t let himself fall twice at same hole.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 5, Book 36, Hadith 3982
    Abu Hurairah said that the Messenger of Allah said: “The believer should not be stung from the same hole twice.”

    – Takfiris as Cerberus.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 176
    Abu Ghalib narrated that Abu Umamah said: “(The Khawarij) are the worst of the slain who are killed under heaven, and the best of the slain are those who were killed by them. Those (Khawarij) are the dogs of Hell. Those people were Muslims but they became disbelievers.” I said: “O Abu Umamah, is that your opinion?” He said: “Rather I heard it from the Messenger of Allah.”

    – A faithful slave can be governor of the free men.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 218
    It was narrated that Nafi’ bin ‘Abdul-Harith met ‘Umar bin Khattab in ‘Usfan, when ‘Umar had appointed him as his governor in Makkah.: ‘Umar asked: “Whom have you appointed as your deputy over the people of the valley?” He said: “I have appointed Ibn Abza over them.” ‘Umar said: “Who is Ibn Abza?” Nafi’ said: “One of our freed slaves.” ‘Umar said: “Have you appointed a freed slave over them?” Nafi’ said: “He has great knowledge of the Book of Allah, is well versed in the rules of inheritance (Fara’id) and is a (good) judge.” ‘Umar said: “Did not your prophet say: ‘Allah raises some people (in status) because of this book and brings others low because of it?'”

    – Will of Allah.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 220
    It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
    “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘When Allah wills good for a person, He causes him to understand the religion.'”

    – Seeking knowledge means getting a favor of angels.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 226
    It was narrated that Zirr bin Hubaish said: “I went to Safwan bin ‘Assal Al-Muradi and he said: ‘What brought you here?’ I said: ‘I am seeking knowledge.’ He said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah say: “There is no one who goes out of his house in order to seek knowledge, but the angels lower their wings in approval of his action.'”

    – Nonviolent Jihad.
    Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 227
    It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
    “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘Whoever comes to this mosque of mine, and only comes for a good purpose, such as to learn or to teach, his status is like that of one who fights in Jihad in the cause of Allah. Whoever comes for any other purpose, his status is that of a man who is keeping an eye on other people’s property.'”

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