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Public Execution of Mother Reminds Us Why the Qur’an/Prophet Muhammad Condemn ISIS

An ISIS/Daesh member (Ali Saqr al-Qasem) publicly executed his own mother in Raqqa, Syria after accusing her of “apostasy.” He did so with a bullet to her head, which gets me wondering: What does the Qur’an say about mothers? And how would Prophet Muhammad react to this execution?

One of the more convincing things about Islam is the high status it gives to mothers. Consider the following passages of the Qur’an:

“be kind to your parents…” (Qur’an 4:36)

“Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.” (17:23-24.)

“And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship.” (46:15).

And what do the hadiths say about the treatment of mothers? Well, Prophet Muhammad continually reminded his people of the high status of mothers and the obligation of children to be good to their parents. Consider this story:

“A man came to the Prophet and said: O messenger of Allah! Who from amongst mankind warrants the best championship from me? He replied: ‘Your mother.’ The man asked: Then who? So he replied: ‘Your mother.’ The man then asked: Then who? So the Prophet replied again: ‘Your mother.’”

I rest my case.

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6 thoughts on “Public Execution of Mother Reminds Us Why the Qur’an/Prophet Muhammad Condemn ISIS

  1. On the other hand it is made clear in the Koran that disbelief trumps family values any time, for instance:

    9:23 “O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.”

    58:22 “You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred.”

    60:4 “There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone…’”

    And since Dr Considine invokes the hadiths, let’s take into account this famous one:

    Bukhari 4:52:260 “Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn ‘Abbas, who said, “Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, ‘Don’t punish (anybody) with Allah’s Punishment.’ No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.'”

    I wonder, does Dr Considine never feel a little embarrassed about cherry picking the nice sounding bits from the Islamic scriptures and ignoring the nasty ones (which ISIS are only following faithfully).

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    1. What you don’t seem to understand the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad in sections and it was answers for the Muslims who wasn’t sure about a problem they faced at that time so you pointing verses like that just shows how uneducated you are about the Quran and Isis have killed more Muslims then anyone else and they are the creations of westerns country’s and there actions so rather then blaming Islam maybe you should go better your self with better understanding of other faiths and the actions of your government??

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  2. I see no connection between the Koran being produced in sections and my lack of education about it. In fact I think your point is a non sequitur, and one which presumably applies as much to Dr Considine’s selection as my own.

    ISIS have killed more Muslims than anyone else…so what? They kill Muslims not for being Muslims but because they think they are not Muslims. Killing non-Muslims is okay according to Allah, or at least that is what he says in the Koran. ISIS are merely guilty of making a category error.

    ISIS are the creation of Western countries? Sure…when did you last hear a Muslim take responsibility for his own actions? That’s why Allah made the CIA and the Jews.

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  3. No killing Muslims is not condoned by Islam or Allah or God! In fact if you get a decent copy of teh Quran in English translation by Ahmadhi Muslims you would realize your misquotes. The Holy Quran also says ” there is no compulsion in religion” and Prophet Muhammed forgave all his enemies upon re entering Makkah. please do look that up. It may be enlightening.

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  4. ECAW’s blog writer, about the verses you quoted, did see the word “mother” written there? Did you? The subject of this topic is about mothers and yet you fail to show any verse that supports your claim. To be analytical: You are so hell-bent on proving the Quran wrong you even ignore the simplest clues. About the Hadith, maybe you should also research about why Ali (RA) killed those apostates. Because there was an event where an ordinary man asked the Prophet if he could leave Islam and he was left unharmed. Look at the circumstances. If I say that person A shouted “kill them all” and paste it somewhere completely out of context and situation people will think him barbaric. But A was actually playing a game. God has blessed us with a brain. Make good use of it

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