Safiyah, the Jewish Wife of Muhammad
The following is the story of Safiyah Bint Huyai Ibn Akhtab, the Jewish woman who was captured when Muhammad’s troops attacked Khaibar and brought her to the Prophet as part of his share of the booty. Muhammad ordered Kinana, the young husband of Safiyah to be tortured to death to make him reveal the whereabouts of the treasure of the town. On the very nigh of that murder, he took Safiyah to his bed and claimed her as his trophy. This story is reported by Tabari in detail. It can also be found in Sira of Ibn Ishaq. The following is reported in the Book of Tabaqat, compiled by Ibn Sa’d. Two years earlier, Muhammad had beheaded Huyai, the father of Safiyah along with 900 men of Bani Quraiza.
Huyai Ibn Akhtab, father of Safiyah was the leader of the Bani Nadir, one of the Jewish tribes of Medina. Muhammad had exiled the Bani Qainuqa’, another Jewsih tribe of Medina and was coveting the wealth of the Bani Nadit. He was looking for an excuse.
Meanwhile one of his followers, had treacherously killed two travelers and had stolen their belonging. Banditry had become the way of living for the Muslims. All trade and business in Medina had disappeared after Muhammad’s migration and the only way people could survive was through banditry.
When this person reported his crime to Muhammad and came to pay him his 20% share, Muhammad thought of a plan. He told the man that he had make a treaty with the Bani ‘Amer to not kill them and now he has to pay the bloodwit. He then went to the Bani Nadir and said since they had a treaty with him they should pay the bloodwit. Now this was an outrageous demand. The Medinan treaty was unilateral and was imposed on the Jews. Even then it said that the Jews will fight against the invaders. There was no clause saying they are liable for the crimes committed by Muslims. Muhammad thought that for sure the Bani nadir will object to this unjust demand and he will use it as as excuse to get rid of them.
However, when he went to their quarter, accompanied by six of his close companions, the Jews were too frightened to argue and agreed to collect the money. Muhammad and his companions then sat beneath the shade of a wall while the Jews went to collect the money that he was extortioning from them. This was not what Muhammad hoped for. He had come looking for an excuse and the Jews were not giving it. So he thought of another plan. He told his companions to sit there and that he will be back soon. His companions sat and he never came. The Jews came with the money but Muhammad had already gone.
When they went to the mosque, the saw him there. He told them that the Jews were plotting to kill him by throwing a stone on him from the top of the wall. When his companions expressed their surprise because they did not notice anything strange, he told them Gabriel had informed him.
Anyway, using that excuse he demanded that the Bani Nadir leave, leaving all their wealth for him. He actually wanted to massacre them all, but give in to Abdullah ibn Ubay who told him he won’t let him kill his allies. The Bani Nadir were exiled and Muhammad took possession of all their wealth alone, 100% of it. He argued since Muslims did not have to fight, and the Jews surrendered all their spoils belonged to him personally.
A year alter he fell on the Bani Quraiza, the last Jewish tribe of Medina. Huyah ibn Akhtab, the leader of the Bani Nadir was in the fortress of Bani Quraiza. Muhammad that all the men of this tribe should be beheaded and it was here that Huyay was killed along seven to nine hundred men and boy sof Bani Quraiza.
If the Bani Nadir wanted to kill him they did not need to climb a wall to throw a stone on him. He was in their fortress. They could easily kill him. But they were afraid of him. Their story should serve as a lesson to us. Cowardice never pays.
The Bani Nadir took refuge in Khaibar, a Jewish fortress 160 km to the North of Medina. That is how Safiyah ended up in Khaibar and married her young cousin Kinana who became a leader and the treasurer f that town.
Safiyah was seventeen and very beautiful. When Muhammad raided Khaibar. He killed the unarmed men. People were not ready for war. They were taken by surprise. Muhammad was not a warrior. He was a terrorist. His wars are called gazwah (raid, ambush, sudden attack).
Muhammad then captured Kinana and tortured him. He wanted to know where he had hidden the funds of the city. He pressed red hot iron ito his eyes and started a fire on his chest until Kinana died.
At this moment someone seeing Dihya taking possession of Safiyah, the 17 year old Kinana’s beautiful bride, feels jealous and informs Muhammad that Kinana’s wife is very beautiful and he should take her for himself. Muhammad orders Bilal to find her and bring her.
Bilal finds Safiyah was was with her cousin, another young woman, sister of Kinana, and brings the two women to Muhammad. Dihya also comes.
When Kinana’s sister saw her brother’s mutilated corps, and the mutilated body of another man who was her husband she became hysterical and started shouting. Muhammad became enrages, slapped her and shouted, take this devil away from me. Moments later, he told Bilal, “don’t you have any humanity to parade women in front of the corpses of their loved ones?” Bilal responded, I did it on purpose. I wished to see their grief and anger stirred up.
Muhammad then took Safiyah to his tent and wanted to have sex with her on that very night. She was after all his “right hand possession and as the Quran 4:24 says, she it is permissible for Muslims to rape women captured in war.
The following is from Tabaqat.
“Safiyah was born in Medinah. She belonged to the Jewish tribe of Banu ‘I-Nadir. When this tribe was expelled from Medinah in the year 4 A.H, Huyai was one of those who settled in the fertile colony of Khaibar together with Kinana ibn al-Rabi’ to whom Safiyah was married a little before the Muslims attacked Khaibar. She was then seventeen. She had formerly been the wife of Sallam ibn Mishkam, who divorced her. One mile from Khaibar. Here the Prophet married Safiyah. She was groomed and made-up for the Prophet by Umm Sulaim, the mother of Anas ibn Malik. They spent the night there. Abu Ayyub al-Ansari guarded the tent of the Prophet the whole night. When, in the early dawn, the Prophet saw Abu Ayyub strolling up and down, he asked him what he meant by this sentry-go; he replied: “I was afraid for you with this young lady. You had killed her father, her husband and many of her relatives, and till recently she was an unbeliever. I was really afraid for you on her account”. The Prophet prayed for Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (Ibn Hisham, p. 766) Safiyah had requested the Prophet to wait till he had gone a stage away from Khaibar. “Why?” asked the Prophet. “I was afraid for you on account of the Jews who still happened to be near at Khaibar!”
The reason Safiyah rejected the sexual advances of Muhammad should be obvious to any thinking person. I believe most women would rather mourn than jump into bed with the killer of their father, husband and many relatives on the same day of their death. But the fact that the Prophet of Allah, this “Mercy of God to all the creation” could not contain his sexual urges for one day to let this young girl grieve, says a lot of his moral character. He was utterly bereft of conscience and empathy.
As for the rest of the story we are not sure whether it is true or was fabricated by Muslim historians to wipe the impression of rape. But this is all we have and to find the truth we have to rely on these lopsided documents narrated and written by Muslims.
The story goes on to say that Abu Ayyub, was concerned for the safety of the prophet because he (Muhammad) had killed Safiyah’s father, husband and many of her relatives. This is logical. It is foolish to sleep with a woman after killing her loved ones. But Safiyah’s excuse for rejecting Muhammad’s advances towards her seems unreasonable. When Muhammad took this young girl into his tent, he had already killed many Jews and had chained others. If there were any Jews left, they were more worried for their own lives than Safiyah being raped. This excuse sounds foolish and obviously forged to claim that Safiyah wanted to have sex with Muhammad, if she didn’t it was because she was concerned for his safety. The depravity of the Muslim mind is bottomless. They are a bunch of stupid people that believe in any asininity without thinking, but I am those with commonsense can see the excuses are a lie.
“The next day a Walima (we dding-feast) was arranged on behalf of the Prophet…
Note that the historian is saying that the wedding took place one day after Muhammad got private with Safiyah and made his moves to have sex with her. This presented no problem for the prophet as he had his Allah reveal a verse saying it is okay to sleep with women captured in war without marrying them even if they are married.
“And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess…” (Q. 4:24 )
The above verse shows that Muhammad did not believe that slaves have any right. Should Muslims come to power, this would be the fate of all non-Muslim women. Muslims can’t change anything that Muhammad has said or done.
This is confirmed in another place.
1-The believers must (eventually) win through,-
2- Those who humble themselves in their prayers;
3-Who avoid vain talk;
4- Who are active in deeds of charity;
5- Who abstain from sex,
6- Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
7- But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-
Let us continue with the story of Safiyah.
“The other wives of the Prophet showed their jealousy by making slights upon her Jewish origin. But the Prophet always defended her. Once Safiyah was vexed to the extreme by the taunts of all the Arab wives of the Prophet. She took the complaint to the Prophet, who felt great compassion for her. He consoled her. He encouraged her. He equipped her with logic. He said: “Safiyah, take courage and be bold. They are in no way superior to you. Tell them: I am a daughter of the Prophet Harun, a niece of the Prophet Musa, and a wife of the Prophet Muhammad”.
When she was brought along with other prisoners, the Prophet said to her, “Safiyah, your father always maintained enmity with me until Allah made the final decision.” She said, “But Allah does not catch one for the sins of another.”
This contradicts Muhammad’s own behavior that annihilated the entire Bani Qainuqa with the pretext that few of them had killed a Muslim in retaliation of him killing a Jew. He banished an entire tribe, making them pay for the killing of a Muslim. That Muslim had already killed a Jew. But this did not matter to Muhammad. He needed an excuse to lay his hand on their wealth.
That is despite the verse that says “Namely, that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another” (Q. 53:38) Also it was not Allah who made the final decision.
See how this despicable man washed his hand from his crime. Safiyah’s father was killed by Muhammad’s not by Allah. If God wanted to kill all those people He could have done it on his own. God needs no mercenaries to do his will.
“The Prophet then gave her the choice of joining her people after freedom or accepting Islam and coming into a matrimonial relationship with him”
Gave her a choice? What choice? Muhammad had killed her husband and all her relatives. Where could she go? Joining her people? Which people? The men were killed and the women were enslaved.
She was very intelligent and gentle and said, “O Allah’s Messenger, I had hoped for Islam, and I confirmed you before your invitation. Now when I have the honour to be in your presence, I am given a choice between kufr and Islam I swear by Allah, that Allah and His Messenger is dearer to me than my own freedom and my joining with my people.”
Was this confession, if true, sincere? Was she safe to speak her mind? She was enslaved by a man who had exterminated her family. See the reference made to her “freedom”. This shows clearly that she was not free. In fact she must have been very intelligent to fabricate those lies to save her own life. But the truth is that this story is most likely a lie.
“When Safiyah was married, she was very young, and according to one report she was hardly seventeen years old and was extremely beautiful. Once A’isha said a few sentences about her short stature, at which the Prophet said, “You have said a thing that if it were left in the sea, it would mix with it (and make its water dirty). ” (Abu Dawud). She not only deeply loved the Prophet but also greatly respected him as Allah’s Messenger, for she heard the conversations of her father and uncle after they went to Medinah. When the Prophet migrated to Medinah, they came to see him and find out whether he was the true Messenger of Allah spoken of in the Scriptures. When they got back and talked together that night, Safiyah was in her bed listening to them. One of them said, “What do you think about him?” He replied, “He is the same Prophet foretold by our Scriptures.” Then the other said, “What is to be done?” The reply came that they must oppose him with all their might.”
Is this story, narrated by Abu Dawud, credible? How can two Jews recognize Muhammad as the prophet foretold by their scriptures and decide to oppose him with all their might? It defies all logic. It takes a “deficient in intelligence” or a Muslim to believe in this nonsense.
She was deeply in love with Muhammad, the murderer of her father and husband? How stupid can Muslim be to believe in this narration? How can a seventeen years old beautiful girl fall in love with an aging crippled man with a broken tooth and fetid smell? Read my book Understanding Muhammad to learn how Muhammad was deformed and smelled foul.
It’s doubtful these were the words of Safiyah. If she said such thing, she was lying, to make herself safe, but I doubt she said such thing. All we need is a working brain to find where Muslims lie.
Why would someone decide to oppose with all his might the one who he knows is the promised one of his own scriptures? Where in the Bible Muhammad is foretold? Is Muhammad mentioned in the Bible? Read this article to see the pathetic lies of Muslims. Muhammad is not mentioned in the Bible or in any sacred book.
“So Safiyah was convinced of the truth of the Prophet. She spared no pain to look after him, care for him and provide every comfort that she could think of. This is evident since she came into his presence after the fall of Khaibar.”
See how the writer contradicts himself in one page? Just a few lines above we read that she was captured and was taken to Muhammad as a prisoner. She didn’t come on her own. She was taken to Muhammad because she was young and the beautiful.
“The Prophet had a slight grievance against her for she had refused when the Prophet wanted to have privacy with her at the previous stage (of the journey). At the next halt, the Prophet had privacy with her and spent all night with her. When she was asked by Umm Sulaim, “What did you see in Allah’s Messenger?” She said he was very pleased with her and did not sleep at all but was talking to her all night. He had asked her, ‘Why did you refuse at the first stage when I desired privacy with you?’ She had said, ‘I was afraid for you because of the nearness of the Jews. “‘This thing further increased my merit in his eyes.” (Tabaqat).
Bukhari also has recorded some Hadithes telling the invasion of Khaibar and how Muhammad met Safiyah.
Narrated ‘Abdul ‘Aziz:
Anas said, ‘When Allah’s Apostle invaded Khaibar, we offered the Fajr prayer there yearly in the morning) when it was still dark. The Prophet rode and Abu Talha rode too and I was riding behind Abu Talha. The Prophet passed through the lane of Khaibar quickly and my knee was touching the thigh of the Prophet . He uncovered his thigh and I saw the whiteness of the thigh of the Prophet. When he entered the town, he said, ‘Allahu Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach near a (hostile) nation (to fight) then evil will be the morning of those who have been warned.’ He repeated this thrice. The people came out for their jobs and some of them said, ‘Muhammad (has come).’ (Some of our companions added, “With his army.”) We conquered Khaibar, took the captives, and the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, ‘O Allah’s Prophet! Give me a slave girl from the captives.’ The Prophet said, ‘Go and take any slave girl.’ He took Safiya bint Huyai. A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Allah’s Apostles! You gave Safiya bint Huyai to Dihya and she is the chief mistress of the tribes of Quraiza and An-Nadir and she befits none but you.’ So the Prophet said, ‘Bring him along with her.’ So Dihya came with her and when the Prophet saw her, he said to Dihya, ‘Take any slave girl other than her from the captives.’ Anas added: The Prophet then manumitted her and married her.”
Thabit asked Anas, “O Abu Hamza! What did the Prophet pay her (as Mahr)?” He said, “Her self was her Mahr for he manumitted her and then married her.” Anas added, “While on the way, Um Sulaim dressed her for marriage (ceremony) and at night she sent her as a bride to the Prophet . (Sahih Bukhari 1.367)
Mahr is the dowry that a bride gets from her husband when he marries her. Muhammad did not pay Safiyah her Mahr because he had to pay it to himself for manumitting her. This story is significant because it gives us an insight into the moral and ethical values of Muhammad and his benighted followers. Muhammad was a psychopath. But Muslims have no shame. They worship a psychopath and want us to respect them. Does stupidity deserve respect? By virtue of following an insane man, every one of them acts insane.
Any decent, or even normal person cringer with stories like this, yet Muhammad taught that he is going to receive two rewards by marrying Safiyah. One for manumitting someone whom no one but himself had enslaved, and the other for marrying her.
Abu Musa reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said about one who emancipated a slave woman, and then married her, that for him there are two rewards. (Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3327)
Isn’t that disgusting? Drop this stupid political correctness and call a spade a spade. Muslims are a bunch of morons. How stupid these people can get?
The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’. (Sahih Bukhari V.5 B.59 N.512)
Please see Bassam Zawadi’s rebuttal of this article and my answers
DEAR MAZDOOR – PLEASE SEE HOW BIBLE NARRATE THE INCIDENT: Nathan Speaks to David
12 The Lord sent Nathan to David. Nathan went to him and said, “There were two men in a city. One man was rich, but the other man was poor. 2 The rich man had lots of sheep and cattle. 3 But the poor man had nothing except one little female lamb that he bought. The poor man fed the lamb, and the lamb grew up with this poor man and his children. She ate from the poor man’s food and drank from his cup. The lamb slept on the poor man’s chest. The lamb was like a daughter to the poor man. 4 “Then a traveler stopped to visit the rich man. The rich man wanted to give food to the traveler, but he did not want to take any of his own sheep or cattle to feed the traveler. No, the rich man took the lamb from the poor man and cooked it for his visitor.” 5 David became very angry with the rich man. He said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who did this should die! 6 He must pay four times the price of the lamb because he did this terrible thing and because he had no mercy.”
Nathan Tells David About His Sin 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are that rich man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I chose[a] you to be the king of Israel. I saved you from Saul. 8 I let you take his family and his wives, and I made you king of Israel and Judah. As if that had not been enough, I would have given you more and more. 9 So why did you ignore my command? Why did you do what I say is wrong? You let the Ammonites kill Uriah the Hittite, and you took his wife. It is as if you yourself killed Uriah in war. 10 So your family will never have peace! When you took Uriah’s wife, you showed that you did not respect me.’ 11 “This is what the Lord says: ‘I am bringing trouble against you. This trouble will come from your own family. I will take your wives from you and give them to someone who is very close to you. He will have sexual relations with your wives, and everyone will know it![b] 12 You had sexual relations with Bathsheba in secret, but I will punish you so that all the people of Israel can see it.’” 13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan said to David, “The Lord will forgive you, even for this sin. You will not die. 14 But you did things that made the Lord’s enemies lose their respect for him, so your new baby son will die.” Solomon Is Born
24 Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife. He slept with her and had sexual relations with her. Bathsheba became pregnant again and had another son. David named the boy Solomon. The Lord loved Solomon 25 and sent word for Nathan the prophet to give Solomon the name Jedidiah.[d] So Nathan did this for the Lord.
LOOK HOW DAVID IS REPENTING ON THIS: Psalm 51 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
To the director: A song of David written when Nathan the prophet came to him after David’s sin with Bathsheba.
51 God, be merciful to me
because of your faithful love.
Because of your great compassion,
erase all the wrongs I have done.
2 Scrub away my guilt.
Wash me clean from my sin.
3 I know I have done wrong.
I remember that sin all the time.
4 I did what you said is wrong.
You are the one I have sinned against.
I say this so that people will know
that I am wrong and you are right.
What you decided is fair.
5 I was born to do wrong,
a sinner before I left my mother’s womb.
6 You want me to be completely loyal,
so put true wisdom deep inside of me.
7 Remove my sin and make me pure.[a]
Wash me until I am whiter than snow!
8 Let me hear sounds of joy and happiness again.
Let the bones you crushed be happy again.
9 Don’t look at my sins.
Erase them all.
10 God, create a pure heart in me,
and make my spirit strong again.
11 Don’t push me away
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Your help made me so happy.
Give me that joy again.
Make my spirit strong and ready to obey you.
13 I will teach the guilty how you want them to live,
and the sinners will come back to you.
14 God, spare me from the punishment of death.[b]
My God, you are the one who saves me!
Let me sing about all the good things you do for me!
15 My Lord, I will open my mouth and sing your praises!
16 You don’t really want sacrifices,
or I would give them to you.
17 The sacrifice that God wants is a humble spirit.
God, you will not turn away someone who comes with a humble heart and is willing to obey you.[c]
18 God, please be good to Zion.
Rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you can enjoy the kind of sacrifices you want.[d]
You will receive whole burnt offerings,
and people will again offer bulls on your altar.
THE PERSIAN CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM IN 614CE COMPARED WITH ISLAMIC CONQUEST OF 638CE
ITS MESSIANIC NATURE & THE ROLE OF THE JEWISH EXILARCH
By Ben Abrahamson and Joseph Katz
THE JEWS BUILT THE KAABA
Upon the overthrow of the revolt and interruption of communication with Israel, Hananiah set about arranging the calendar, which hitherto had been the exclusive prerogative of the Israeli patriarch. Hananiah even considered the possibility of erecting a Jewish Temple in Nehardea, similar to the ones Onias IV had erected in Heliopolis in Egypt, and in Mecca in Arabia.59 The former had been closed up by the Romans; the later had fallen into idol worship and superstition. Fearing that Babylon may fall the way of Arabia, the Israeli authorities replied:
“If you persist in your intention, seek for yourselves another hill, where Ahijah [the Exilarch] can build you another temple, where Hananiah can play the harp for you [he was a Levite, who were the musicians of the Temple], and confess openly that you have no more share in Israel's God.”60 This episode made such a strong impression upon the public mind that there are several accounts of it.61
59 See the Author's essay on "The Prophet Muhammed as a descendant of Onias III"
These two temples were built about the time that Judah the Maccabee rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem. This could explain the Hadith where is says they were built forty years apart:
"Narrated Abu Dhaar: I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was built first?" He replied, "Al-Masjid-ul-Haram." I asked, "Which (was built) next?" He replied, "Al-Masjid-ul-Aqs-a (i.e. Jerusalem)." I asked, "What was the period in between them?" He replied, "Forty (years)." He then added, "Wherever the time for the prayer comes upon you, perform the prayer, for all the earth is a place of worshipping for you." Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 636:
You said:MOHAMMED’S MOTHER WAS JEWISH! //
This is false.I have a copy of Sirat Rasul at home.Muhammad's mother was a pagan from Mecca as was his father.It's well known that jews lived in Yathrib (now Medina) long before Islam but I fail to see the connection between Amina a pagan from Mecca and the jews from Yathrib.Even the sources you cited don't make that link.
If Muhammad's mother was jewish the jews of Medina would've accepted him with open arms and venerated him as a jewish prophet.After all,he had the war monger mentality like the old testament prophets Abraham,Moses,Samuel,David,et al.
But unfortunately for Muhammad he was just another filthy pagan from Mecca in the eyes of the jews and no amount of deceit could sway them.
Jesus on the other hand had jewish parents and were rejected by most jews of his time simply because he was not a military leader.Any other criteria that Jesus failed to meet would've been irrelevant if he had led the jews into battle against the pagan Romans.
MOHAMMED’S MOTHER WAS JEWISH!
THIS MAKES HIM A JEW
HIS TRIBE WAS JEWISH ARAB
MOHAMMED BASED HIS QURAN ON THE JEWISH TORAH/TALMUD
ISLAM: A SECT OF TALMUDIC JUDAISM?
The Mother of Mohammed, Amina was of Jewish birth. Von Hammer.
“Mohammed, who was the only son of Abdallah, a Pagan, and Amina, a Jewess, and was descended from the noble but impoverished family of Hashim, of the priestly tribe of Koreish, who were the chiefs and keepers of the national sanctuary of the Kaaba, and pretended to trace their origin to Ismael, the son of Abraham and Hagar, was born at Mecca, August 20, A.D. 570 …’
At that period, there were many “Jews’ in that area. Again from The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, volume 5, page 202:
“Seven hundred years before the death of Mahomet the Jews were settled in Arabia; and a far greater multitude was expelled from the Holy Land in the wars of Titus and Hadrian. The industrious exiles aspired to liberty and power: they erected synagogues in the cities, and castles in the wilderness; and their Gentile converts were confounded with the children of Israel [Jews] …”
Waves of Israelites to Arabia bringing Judaism in various stages of development
The traditional view of Arabian history centers on Yemen. It is assumed that a fairly developed civilization grew in the south of the Arabian Peninsula. For several hundred years it grew rich by exporting gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Roman Empire; as well as controlling the overland routes to India and the East. The first collapse of the Marib dam around 450 CE; the decline of the use of frankincense due to the Christianization of Rome; and the Rome success bypassing the desert by using a sea route led to the collapse of southern Arabian society. This in turn led to waves of immigration from the South to North, from the city to the desert.
Dr. Günter Lüling proposes an alternative paradigm. He proposes a "more historical picture of Central Arabia, inundated throughout a millennium by heretical Israelites". He envisions waves of Israelite refugees headed, North to South, to Arabia bringing with them Judaism in various stages of development. Linguistic and literary-historical research in the Qur'an tends to support the notion of a more northerly origin for linguistic development of Arabic. Here is a brief summary of three of these waves of Judaic immigration: Herodian, Sadducean and Zealot (explained in more detail elsewhere).
During the time of Ptolemy, the native population of Cush originally inhabited both sides of the Red Sea: on the east, southern and eastern Arabia; and on the west, Abyssinia (Ethiopia-Eritrea). During the reign of Ptolemy VI Philometor (r 181–145 BCE), the Jewish High Priest Onias IV built a Jewish Temple in Heliopolis, Egypt and also one in Mecca, Arabia. He did this to fulfill his understanding of the prophecy of Isaiah 19:19, "In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord (Heliopolis) in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border (Mecca) thereof to the Lord." The border of Ptolemy's empire was in Arabia.
The first wave of immigrants came with the success of the Maccabean, later Herodian, Judeo-Arab kingdom. Romanized Arabs (and Jews) from the trans-Jordan began migrating southward. The Tobiads which briefly had controlled Jerusalem extended their power southward from Petra and established the "Tubba" dynasty of kings of Himyar. Yathrib was settled during this period.
The second wave of immigrants came before the destruction of the Temple, when refugees fleeing the war, as well as the Sadducean leadership, fled to Arabia. Khaibar was established as a city of Sadducean Cohen-Priests at this time.
The third wave of immigrants were mostly refugees and soldiers from Bar Kochba's revolt – fighters trained in the art of war and zealously nationalistic – sought refugee in Arabia.
This last wave of immigrants included people who are known in Islamic literature as the Aus and the Khazraj. Around 300 CE, they were forced out of Syria by the rising strength of Christian Rome, and the adoption of the Ghassan leader, Harith I, of Christianity. At first the Aus and Khazraj lived on the outskirts of Yathrib. According to Islamic sources, the Khazraj, headed by Malik ibn Ajlan, sought and obtained military assistance from the Bani Ghasaan; and having enticed the principal chiefs of Yathrib into an enclosed tent, massacred them. Then the citizens of Yathrib, beguiled into security by a treacherous peace, attended a feast given by their unprincipled foes; and there a second butchery took place, in which they lost the whole of their leaders.
1."A new Paradigm for the Rise of Islam and its Consequences for a New Paradigm of the History of Israel" by Dr. Günter Lüling; Originally appeared in The Journal of Higher Criticism Nr. 7/1, Spring 2000, pp. 23-53.
2.Hagarism, Crone and Cook
3.See the authors essays "The Prophet Muhammed as a descendant of Onias III" and "From Bar Kochba to the Prophet Muhammed"
4.See Katib at Wackidi, p. 287.
5. "Life of Mohamet I", by Sir Walter Muir, Chapter III, Section 6
WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF PARASITOLOGY & HISTORY, THE WORLD IS IGNORANT OF WHAT REALLY IS GOING ON IN THE MIDDLE EAST:
THE JEWISH WASP & THE MUSLIM COCKROACH
Researchers discover how wasps' venom makes roaches their slaves.
Sting in the brain: a toxic injection renders cockroaches submissive. Libersat
Researchers have worked out the neurological trick used by a species of wasp to turn cockroaches into 'zombie slaves'. The discovery explains why, once stung, cockroaches can be led by a much smaller master towards certain death. Researchers have proven their theory by replicating the effect, and by using an antidote injection to release the cockroaches from their zombie state.
Zombie insects might sound like the B-movie plot device from heaven (or hell, depending on your cinematic preferences). But to the emerald cockroach wasp (Ampulex compressa), they're a tried and tested way to provide food for their hungry larvae.
The wasp, which lives in tropical regions of Africa, India and the Pacific Islands, relies on cockroaches for its grisly life cycle. But unlike many venomous predators, which paralyse their victims before eating them or dragging them back to their lair, the wasp's sting leaves the cockroach able to walk, but unable to initiate its own movement.
The wasp then grabs the cockroach's antenna and leads it back to the nest. The cockroach walks "like a dog on a leash", says Frederic Libersat of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, who led the research and has previously described the wasps' behaviour in detail. Once home, the merciless wasp lays an egg on the docile cockroach's belly, and the larva, once hatched, devours the hapless insect, support that theory. The researchers report that the venom works to block a neurotransmitter called octopamine, which is involved in preparations to execute complex behaviours such as walking.
Libersat and his team found that they could restore spontaneous walking behaviour in stung cockroaches by giving them a compound that reactivates octopamine receptors in the insects' central nervous system. This, they conclude, means that the wasp venom probably blocks these receptors.
What's more, the researchers discovered that injecting unstung cockroaches with a compound that blocks these receptors produced a similar effect to that of the venom.
1.Rosenberg, L. A., Glusman, J. G. & Libersat, F. J. Exp. Biol. 210, 4411-4417 (2007).
//"work your way through the site i gave and try thinking clearly before drowning in your ignorance."//
That goes for you too, but in respect to working through THIS site, John.
You clearly trust and believe the one side (the hadiths and Islam-apologists) completely and are completely prejudiced against the critics of Islam. You do see perceived faults in Ali Sina's article, but refuse to be as critical to your own article. You clearly measure with TWO yardsticks, you clearly have TWO standards, one for Muslims and one for Critics of Islam. You aim for propaganda, not truth and independent judgement
Mr.Ali Sina,do not mind me saying this,but i have read your articles which are quite ludicrous and are of no certain use.i have found you changing the topic,straying from the references you give pretending to give the muslim viewers an evidence for their deficiency,you also waste your whole article with more than half of nonsensical boasting and gibberish,your whole article is based on your own claims and ideas without evidence from historians or authentic scholars (whom you deny),nor is your statement backed up by any decisive source and have also found your ignorance towards failure.
here is a site to refute this absurd and blatant article of your's.
further-more allow to ellaborate your insignificance,The Holy prophet didn't sleep with Hazrat saffiyah.he didnt sleep at all (that night) or did you forget that hadith….no you didnt but further boasted that he set her free as a slave but married her thinking of it as an icky and gross thing.apart from your perverted mind,marrying isn't always about sex,one may marry to guide someone.
the rest of your statements are illogical claims not even backed up by non-muslim historians…your claims are not new,they are the same as every anti-islamist i.e cheap and weak.work your way through the site i gave and try thinking clearly before drowning in your ignorance.
You say that Sina is lying in this post. Can you point out the facts that she/he is wrong about? What is the truth that Muhammad taught to the human that wasn't already taught by others?
Even If you do not acknowledge you mother as your mother. Will she torture you badly for this? And There is no proof of existence of Allah? Many people believe in God but not Allah. Myself also believe in God but not in Allah.
the writer is a pure liar and an evil person.all messengers of god from mosses to jesus to muhamad taught truth to the human s and the eventual return to face the creator for their deeds. please do not spread lies , shortly you are going to pass away. no matter how many billions of dollar you have but you will become dust again. islam is the truth and the rest is man made garbage…..peacemakers, peace process and democracy my ass.. the western SYSTEM is the biggest terrorist..but most people ( being enslaved by the banks) are too naive and busy to notice what is happening around the world. take my advice and do good deeds..become a muslim and save yourself from the hell fire.. to start stop borrowing money on interest and you will be a much happier person and good life.. good luck..
Those who follow Ali Sina never have healthy brain.
I tell you brothers and sisters, all Ali Sina wants is your hatred to Islam and muslims.
don't you realize that you are now being brainwashed? your hatred is being raised up to your head as if you want to kill Muhammad and all muslims.
Read carefully what he writes about Islam, he never speaks politely. I suspect he never knows what polite means. His writing is full of hatred, insult, and offence.
I don't believe someone who has good education can speak like kids.
ALI SINA IS THE REAL SATAN. …
With More Ham Mad, Gabriel and God will bend all rules just to entertain this "powerful" prophet !
The biggest idiot in this world is YOU for not understanding your "balloon" thick religion which can explode by a "prick" like ALI SINA , Ha,ha
Ezra, you Jewish? Something wrong with your brain? Must be the result of eating of too much "kosher" beef!
hahahah balls . you are just a goat pleasing momin
I AM JEWISH AND I BELIEVE MOHAMMAD WAS TRUE PROPHET AND WRITING ALL THOSE LIES …WHAT I READ HERE IS BULLSHIT FULL OF HATE
u wretched mad dog i am warning you all for once please take down this bad website or something bad will happen to you i will kill you all and destroy you.
Dont u know Islam is a religion of peace, compassion, forgiveness, love for all mankind and the prophet love everyone and forgive everyone.
I THANK GOD ALLMIGHT THAT IM CHRISTIAN.
TO ALL MUSLIMS WHO SAY THAT ISLAM IS THE ONLY RATIONAL RELIGION I SAY ONLY THIS :
" ALIF,LAM, MEEM, SAAD,QAF, NUN….." !! HAHAHAHAHA!!! ( MUSLIMS HATE IT TO BE RIDICULED, JUST AS THEIR NARCISTIC FAKE PROPLET ) ,SO…AGAIN : HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!
This story is not correct as it has some false info, These story are will knew in islam as called israiliyat, which is a type of story that takes the real (true) story and adds false info to make islam or Mohammad look bad.
When judgement day comes you will all be judged and then you will know the truth and you will know that this story and many other story are false.
i m impressed by u wise ali sina. kep on the good job
Muhsin- The Islams Hadith texts say Mohamed did what Ali shared with us, these are not Ali words but from your Islamic texts. Mohammad is a false prophet brother!
Then Muhammad asked his men to bring him the prettiest girl. Safiyah, the seventeen years old wife of Kinana was the prettiest .
The Prophet was full of compassion and humanity.
(DOESN'T THIS SOUND LIKE YOU HAD AN AGENDA?)
However, he took Safiyah to his tent because she had become a widow, he took compassion on her and decided to take her as his wife.
(WAS THERE A MOURNING PERIOD? LET'S SAY YOUR STORY IS TRUE.. AND BELOVED PROPHET DID ALL THOSE THINGS, WAS HE STILL FOLLOWING THE WORD OF ALLAH? IF SO, WHY THEN DOES IT SAY BELOVED PROPHET MARRIED HER ALMOST STRAIGHT AFTER HER HUSBAND'S DEATH?- NOT SURE YOU KNOW ISLAM'S TEACHING, BUT IN ISLAM, A WOMAN IS TO WAIT FOR 4CYCLES OF HER PERIOD BEFORE SHE GETS REMARRIED. DID YOU MISS THAT? SO, YOU SURE BELOVED PROPHET DID WHAT YOU SAY HE DID? THE ONE THING THAT'S NOT FAIR AND WRONG TO DO IN LIFE IS TO "TRY" AND TELL LIES ABOUT THINGS BECAUSE IN THIS WORLD YOU'VE ALL LEARNED THE HARD WAY, BUT THE LIE 'ALWAYS' COMES BACK AND BITES YOU- have a look at these sites and see what NONE Muslims are saying about BELOVED PROPHET… http://www.dlmark.net/hundred.htm
I CAN GIVE YOU MORE, BUT ALL THESE PEOPLE THINK OTHER WISE ABOUT THE BELOVED PROPHET AND HERE YOU ARE TALKING LIKE THIS? MAY YOUR LORD BE WITH YOU AMEEN!)
iam not beleive yet..
u wrong about that..
i believe muhammad right because he rosul allah swt..
n u are kafir laknatullah..
This implies that Isnads are actually historical and reliable. They are not. The older sources lack isnads because the system had not been set up yet. Those sources are older and more reliable than the ones that have complete isnads because if you study the isnads carefully you will find that they are all falsifications of a later age done to give a false sense of historical transmission.
When you are done with insulting and acting like a Muslim/savage, check out Srat ibn Ishaq p. 515 and read the story of Safiyyah for yourself. Muhammad slept with her in the same night that he killed her husband. There was no waiting period.
You shameless Ali Sina. You have no authentications what so ever about your postings. All your stories are FALSE. It is impossible for the Prophet to marry a woman right after killing her husband. There is a concept of Iddat in Islam which maybe you ignorant fool dont know. It is a mourning period for a widow (4 months). Stupid rationalism. You are the biggest idiot in this world!
Mahmoud ibn Maslama was killed by an arrow thrown by a Confederate in the battle of Trench. No Jew fought in that war. And at the time Kinana was not in Medina, but in Khaibar.
If you had read any of the main biographies of Muhammad (Tabari, Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Sa’d) you would recognize everything I say.
I never said Tabari is not reliable. It is possible that he may have quoted a not so authentic hadith. That does not make him a dishonest historian.
Actually, in an article on Ffi rebutting ‘Aisha’s age being in her 20s, you said ‘Tabari’s narrations aren’t distinctively authentic’.
Did I say Kinana was killed by Muhammad? I said Kinana killed Mahmud bin Maslama, Muhammad’s brother. And have you actually read Muhammad’s biography? I’ve read it and to be sincere I don’t recognise any of your articles in it.
I never said Tabari’s or any narration is unauthentic. Tabari was a very thorogh researcher, so were Ibn Sa’d and Ibn Ishaq. I respect their scholarship. They themselves have expressed their reservation when in doubt. What they collected is mostly authentic – at least to the best of their knowlege.
Kinana was not killed by Muhammad ibn Maslama. Where did you read such thing? I think you are confusing the massacr of Banu Quraiza with the raid of Khaibar. In the battle of Trench Mahmoud ibn Maslama, Muhammad’s brother was killed and since Muhammad, your propeht, blamed the Jews for his killing, he put Muhammad ibn Maslama in charge of the captives of Banu Quraiza and he killed several of them.
This happened in Medina. Kinana was tortured to death in Khaibar a couple of years later by Muhammad.
Tabari? I thought in another post on FFI you said Tabari’s narrations were unauthentic? Nonetheless, the most accurate narration is the one in which Kinana was a murderer of Mahmud bin Maslama. The one thing you refuse to recognise is that if Muhammad wanted to even have a chance at claiming prophet-hood he would have had to abide by the book he claimed was from God? Show me any hadith which shows complains that Muhammad was accused of disobeying the Qur’an. Tomorrow, I’ll authorize a book which states that only murderers shall be killed. Then, I kill someone for lying to me. I’ll say adulterers should be stoned, when my book says adulterers should be lashed. There’s a reason why we study the hadith, a much more unreliable source, in the light of the Qur’an, and not vice versa.
Mutawattar? I see, and what proof sees is at mutawattar? Perhaps you could quote a sources, list the ‘isnad — caught in a lie, Anas ‘ibn Malik criticized ‘Ibn Ishaq’s version of the story because it either had no isnad or a weak one.
Plus, mudallas means a weak narrator, not a status of hadith. Sorry.
Concerning your conception that if proven true will I ‘admit it’, or ‘make 1001 excuses’, or ‘deny it cause he would have never done it’. So basically, if I disagree, then I’m a liar or a bad person, my only solution is to admit it and be convinced. Lol.
First, prove to me it’s mutawattar or sahih, or that no historian has doubted it. Then, I’ll see my options, O glorious one.
The story about the torture of Kinana with all its gory details is reported also by Tabari and Ibn Sa’d. I have not read the Moghazi of al Waqidi yet but I have no doubt this story must be there too since it is part of the moghazis of Muhamad. It is not mudallas, in fact it is mutawathir. Its authenticity was never questioned by any historian.
If this was the only story about Muhammad’s crimes, you could argue that it is a mudallas or dhaif hadith. But it is consistent with all other stories about Muhammad. It perfectly fits his character.
So you deny the authenticity of this hadith. Does that mean that if you become convinced that it is a true hadith you would denounce Muhammad and leave that criminal? Or will you change your position and start defending his crime, justifying it with 1001 excuses?
I regularly meet Muslims who deny the authenticity of a hadith and say Muhammad would never have done such a thing, but once evidence is given they change position and start defending the very thing they claimed Muhammad would never do.
What captured me the best is your cherry-picking of the reason of Kinan's death. 'Ibn 'Ishaq, a mudallas (and I hope to God you know what that means because otherwise this entire site is pointless without understanding Islamic methodology), narrated the story of Kinan's torture and death with no 'isnad. Other scholars, including the famous 'Ans bin Malik, bashed this narration and have narrated that Kinan was executed for killing Mahmud bin Maslama – a more dependable source, and no "torture" can be found in the narration. This has been mentioned in many rebuttals of this article, yet you keep it up. I thought you keep your promises?
He'd already said that in his first sentence, "as far as I remember" indicating ignorance. You see, it's easy to deal with this.
Your understanding of the story of King David is very shallow. The whole point of the story is David's sin, and a significant amount of text is concerning David's attempt to get forgiveness. Ultimately he was granted forgiveness for the adultery, but not for the murder.
So don't be so superficial as to blame all religions. Comments like that really set you apart as an ignorant person and are a public embarrassment to your name.
As far as I remember somethng similar happened in the case of King David and Bathsheba.David saw her taking a bath and was enamoured of her and had her husband killed and then married the woman.In those days all men were quite primitive.and woman had no rights.All religion are based on the supression of women;s rights and exploitation of women.Don't blame everything on Islam .All religions are the same.Blame all the religions.
I don’t try to promote any faith, not even atheism to which I belong. People should be free to choose what they want. My problem with Islam is that it is intolerant. I rather see Muslims convert to Christianity or any other religion than remain Muslims. If Christians follow Jesus and not their leaders, Christianity can be a great religion.
Couldn't agree more… They have a self defense mechanism that is triggered as soon as you approach the sensitive parts – actually the weaker ones – in their faith. Something is telling me that they always agree deep inside but are too shy to admit it.
True! I should work more out of my close circle, and promote your site in the wide spread web… I just came across this story about (millions?) Muslims leaving Islam and converting to Christianity in Egypt: http://www.aina.org/news/20090925191939
I certainly am not trying to promote Christianity, but I wouldn't mind if ALL Egyptians and remaining Muslims converted to it. Anything is better than Islam…
I can appreciate your concern for your friends. You should be aware that their response is based on fear that you are right.
That is because you are focusing on just a bunch of friends of yours. I am in contact with many people and I receive tons of emails from Muslims who say they left Islam. I know that if the message is spread Islam will not survive.
Ali, I don't want to sound too negative but I've had some sore results so far with my muslim friends. They belong to the so called 'Moderate Peaceful' breed, yet whenever i start bashing Islam's evilness, Mo's atrocities, or if I mock Quran's absurdities, they get too angry and start threats 'a la Islamic style' from hell fire + the regular ad hominem, or they are too embarrassed to respond and 'depart' from me (like the famous verse that says 'depart from them ……. and bla bla bla).
When I quit Islam, I had already my doubts and was just a Muslim by name. Your Site gave me the final boost, or let's say the final wakeup call, but these folks seem too submerged in their stupid faith. Hate to admit it, but I'm losing hope… What do you think?
The Israeli left is as ignorant as the American left. The Israeli right very well knows what Islam is. They have been facing it a lot longer than we have.
You must think you are the first Muslim to come here and say something like that. That's all you guys ever say. You are brainwashed and talk like a broken record.
If you think Islam is logical, you must have skipped logic class at school. Oh, I forgot. Muslims don't teach logic. No wonder you are brain-retarded.
the Jewish(Israel) are the main terrorist in this world, they using christian (America) against the Islam, What they know about Islam some scholars are criticizing about the Islam and Muhammad (S.A.W) they have read the Qur'an, first they read Qur'an than they will able to understand the Islam, Jewish Christian and hindu are the believing in bogus religion which have no logic, totally fullish. there is only one pure and logical religion is only Islam,
on my opinion, Muhammad was gifted..He was gifted with the ability to do mass hypnotic on his people. That’s why they followed all his words without any arguments. they were hypnotized. Plain and simple..hehe
Thank you, nice thought, in fact I am one of them 🙂
Had all unbelievers including Jews that lived in Arabia at the time of Muhammad realized the danger to the very survival of their civilization lives emanating from the most dangerous cult called Islam and its false prophet and his cohorts and formed a united front leaving behind their differences of any nature for the purpose and fought this beast to the finish, this cult of death would have died a violent death in 6th century itself and mankind would not have landed where it is now. Anyway, past is past. Let's do it at least now in the 21st century but through peaceful means by educating the ignorant muslims and non-muslims about the real face of Islam and its founder demon Muhammad.
Ali Sina Akbar!
While I know the history of the holocaust of Arabian Jewry, it can never be told enough. This is where the whole "Arab – Israel" conflict stems from. Indeed, it is a Muslim-Jewish war that has gone one for over 1400 years. Unfortunately for al-Yahud, they do not realize it; the Muslims – to their credit – do.
If ibn Abdallah was really a nabi, why the need to mercilessly torture Kinana to death. Why did not allah just give his rasul another convenient "revelation"? The hadiths speak for themselves.
Muhammad LA Rasul Allah.
Thanks for acknowledging the fact that your dead liar prophet, Mr MBA was a coward and a loser who liked to fantasize even on his deathbed! Let me hereby substantiate my claims: Can you use your mustard seed brain which is located somewhere between your legs or rather, the valley at the bottom your back, to recall how Mr MBA promised stupid fools like you about the reward of 72 stark naked white skin houris in Allah's halal heaven to Muslims like you? Don't you think that this is an excellent example of your sex idol, Mr MBA's fantasy and insanity?
Lastly, you are right to say that Dr Ali Sina will forever be my dear beloved hero and I will pay tribute to heroes like him only while you can choose to pay your tributes to your dead liar false prophet, Mr MBA, since you adore him and his insanity so much!
Dear Mr leo, looks like you are drunk and spouting nonsense here. My dear wise father, Dr Ali Sina, is clear minded and his brain is so much bigger than your dead lopsided Muslim brain which is as small as a mustard seed.
Please be informed that your dead liar prophet, Mr MBA(Muhammad bin Allah) was confirmed to be the biggest liar and cheat ever lived on planet earth! He had no huge intelligence and strategic knowledge at all as per your stupid claim. All he possessed was evil, wicked and despicable tactics to fool and trap stupid fools like you to succumb to all his lies and all kinds of empty promises. Only real stupid people like you will follow his insanity
dear dr. sina.. the quranic verse mentioning the seperation of sweet and salt water.. isnt it just talking about the earth floating on fresh water (digging wells=fresh water, bathing in the sea= salt.. they thought there were an invisible barrier that was not allowed to be trespassed, between these two.. lol.. i get the quran now.. after reading your explanations of the science of the quran everything makes much more sence.. thank you sir.. your a true eye opener..
Yyour father's brain is one sided. Fighting with few hundred soldiers against ten thousad men do require huge intelligence and strategic knowledge. Coward people are always coward, irrespective of numbers and situation. There is a way either to win or to loose. Pay tribute to heros rather writing fantacies.
Oh, my dear wise father, Dr Ali Sina, I'm really impressed with your above excellent reply! You've explained in full details of the evil and wicked mindset of this dead liar prophet, Mr MBA(Muhammad bin Allah)and also, the actual facts and pitiful situation of Safiyyah, living together with a bloodthirsty murderer and his wives. I strongly encourage all the Muslimahs on planet earth to put themselves in poor Safiyyah's shoes and ask themselves if they would like to marry this monstrous 'prophet'?
I totally agree with what you say…
The solution is not in military force. We can wean Muslims from Islam and convert enemies to friends. This is the fastest way to destroy Islam.
But even today, with all the power of scientific knowledge n hand and having a much superior military force, capable of decimating the moslem thugs, the kafirs are just wringing hands in utter confusion and desperation, unable to deal with vicious,subhuman, moslem thugs,No surprises there!
The truth is that if the jews tribes of Yathrib had the courage to fight and destroy muhamad and his thugs at that time, they were going to save their people ans the future of humanity from this pest called islam.