The Month of Rest
Often apologists of
Islam claim that Muhammad fought only defensive wars and never hurt a fly,
intentionally. Poor guy! He had to wage many wars only to save his life.
He was the only prophet who was allowed to accept a portion of booty,
including captive women for the sake of self-defense. Muhammad had no
choice but slaughter hundreds of innocent civilians to secure his
Let me recite a verse
of the Quran, may Allah reserve one houri for me. “Then
when the sacred months (the 1st, 7th, 11th,
and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill
the Mushrikun wherever you find them, and capture them, and besiege them,
and lie in wait for them in every ambush. But if they repent [by rejecting
Shirk (polytheism) and accept Islamic Monotheism] and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),
and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is off-Forgiving,
Most Merciful.” (9:005)
What are those sacred
months anyway? Why Allah is explicit about these special months? From the
above verse, it’s clear that Muhammad was assigned to kill all pagans
when holy months have passed unless they play the games of Salat and Zakat,
which is Islam of course. To understand the sacred months, one should
study the Islamic calendar.
The Islamic calendar,
also known as Hijri calendar is lunar, a lunatic’s way of counting days.
At the beginning of each month, Muslims must see the crescent with bare
eyes, unaided by any scientific equipment. Naturally different countries
may begin the year at different days based on their own sightings. The
Arabic word Hijri came from Hijra, which means emigration. The Hijra that
records the migration of Muhammad from
in September 622 C.E, is a major historical event of Islam. Now let’s
look at the months of Islam.
Muharram – (means
“forbidden” – One of
the four months during which war is forbidden)
Rajab – (means “to
respect” – another holy
month when fighting is prohibited)
(means “The Month of rest” – another
month of no warfare)
“The month of Hajj”- again
no fighting is allowed)
So, there are four
months during which no warfare is allowed, it also has been confirmed in
the Quran (9:36). The most interesting month is “Dhul-Qidah” - “THE
MONTH OF REST”. Question is, resting from what? Is it, resting from
self-defense? Imagine, a group of Muslims are crying, “Oh, Bani Quraish,
we are ordered by Allah to take rest in this month, please come and kill
us”. Does it make sense?
The truth is none of
the wars or invasions was due to self-defense. All wars waged by Muhammad
were aggressive, either for booty or to expanding his empire. There is a
hadith that describes a scene of alleged defensive war. A few women were
running away after being attacked by Mohammad’s gang. One of the Muslim
warriors, with glittering eyeballs and watery mouth screamed, “Booty,
Booty, By Allah, Booty!” After reviewing all facts we may easily
conclude that Allah asked to take rest for four months and fight other
eight months to make money. It’s like bears, building up fat reserves in
six months for their long winter hibernation.
After migrating to
, Muhammad picked a new profession, a career of looting and robbing.
Several caravans were robbed and Muhammad made his fortune out of this
business. When Muhammad and his gang became expert in fighting, he decided
to make another change and planned for a political carrier.
According to the
verse (9:05) quoted above, when sacred months have passed it becomes an
obligation for Muslims to go out and kill some pagans. This is not
self-defense but sadism.
Muhammad himself fought many wars during those sacred months. The first
war, “The battle of Badr” took place on the 12th day of
Ramadan, 2 A.H.………, Muhammad attacked Bani Muhaarin and Bani Thalaba,
in the month of Muharram, 4 A.H ……
was conquered by Umar in the month of Dhul-Hijjah…… Muhammad was an
extremely active person and he did not take rest in the month of
Dhul-Qidah either. The famous battle of Khandaq (trench) happened in the
month of Dhul-Qidah, 5 A.H…….. Rajab means “to respect”, but
Muhammad did not respect the Quran either, the last battle of his life,
“The battle of Tabook” occurred in the month of Rajab, 9 A.H.
Gross violations of
Allah’s order! I am positive, Muhammad has been deprived from 72 houries,
and ordered to chew tons and tons of RAISINS ceaselessly, 24/7/365.