Islamophobia

Video: Why I Admire Prophet Muhammad – A Response to Islamophobes

The following lecture, which I broadcasted first on Periscope, is based on my article, Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes. Islamophobes have attacked me because I’ve written positively about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Because I am a Catholic, they consider me to be a heretic and feel that my interfaith activities are sacrilegious. Islam, to these critics, is evil and Muhammad is nothing but a terrorist. I see Muhammad very differently from these fanatics. This short piece highlights his exemplary character and challenges Islamophobes to think differently about the Prophet.

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9 thoughts on “Video: Why I Admire Prophet Muhammad – A Response to Islamophobes

  1. “And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous (46) And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient (47) (Quran- Almaedah)…

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  2. Once again Craig Considine uses the following quote from the Final Sermon to justify his claim that Mohammed was a pioneer in equality and anti-racism:

    “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab… a white person has no superiority over a black nor does a black have any superiority over white except by piety and good action.”

    However, he knows full well that it is a modern invention because I have pointed it out here several times (what is in the Final Sermon is the more accurate indication of Mohammed’s views on equality, at least as far as women are concerned…”be good to women, they are as domestic animals with you”).

    What you should ask yourself is this “Why is Craig Considine lying to us?”

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    1. What I should ask myself is ‘Why is ECAW’s Blog lying to us’. What Craig quoted is known worldwide as the actual sermon. What you have quoted is something i have heard for the first time, which is clearly your own invention. In fact, dont know why i bothered given attention to liars such as yourself.

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      1. You should look up how Zionists try to spread lies about Islam to try and get public support to invade the Middle East since Muslims do not believe in usury or debt slavery by fiat paper currencies which pose a threat to modern Western economics since their economics run on lying and cheating people out of their wealth, and if in competition with a Muslim country that doesn’t practice usury they will fail since the free market prefers non-usury based economics as opposed to Western fiat based currencies.

        Like Qaddafi of Libya who wanted to create a gold currency called the Gold Dinar and unite all of Africa in a African Union, and all of NATO teamed up to kill him and stole all the gold that was going to be used to create it. Since this action alone would have completely crashed America and Europe’s economics back to the dark ages.

        This is why people hate Islam, because Islam will not allow them to steal other people’s wealth. This is the sole reason of all the wars NATO wages in the Middle East and right now in Syria. Fortunately Putin also has ideas like Qaddafi did and so has China who are stock piling gold to create a gold based currency and both are countries that the Islamic world can rely on for protection against Zionist NATO imperialists.

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      2. Fuzz82 – The reason the false version is known around the world is because it is quoted on innumerable dawah sites without a reference, just as Craig Considine does.

        No need to trust me, look at Wikipedia:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farewell_Sermon

        Beneath the heading “Reports by historian Ibn Ishaq” you will see the primary source for the Final Sermon, Al-Tabari vol 9 pp 112-113. As you will see it has nothing about whites and blacks but does have the bit about domestic animals.

        But here’s a surprise, just above that heading is what must be a recent addition attributing the passage in question to Ibn Hanbal’s Musnad (a non-sahih collection of 30,000 hadiths). I thought this will be a wild goose chase, and so it turned out. The reference given does provide that text in Arabic (oddly, Google Translate gives red rather than white) and what I assume is the hadith number 22978.

        Googling “Final Sermon” and “Ibn Hanbal” I found 3 other references. no. 19774, vol 1 p 37 and vol 5 pp 230, 236, 342.

        Only the first 3 volumes of Ibn Hanbal’s Musnad are available on the internet as far as I can find. The vol 1 reference is not about the Final Sermon and the other 3 references are handily beyond the reach of Islamophobes like me or the saps at Wikipedia. Well done to whoever smuggled it in there.

        If you have access to the whole of the Musnad then perhaps we can settle the matter one way or the other.

        On the other hand this is why I believe the passage to be a modern invention:

        http://wikiislam.net/wiki/List_of_Fabricated_Hadith#cite_note-21

        Admittedly, I haven’t read the book referred to by S.F.H. Faizi but really it is for those who quote this elusive passage as genuine to back up their claim don’t you?

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