Leaving Islam




Ibn Kathir proudly explains, “Allah abolished the part of the treaty between the Prophet and the idolaters about the women, particularly. So He forbade returning Muslim women to the idolaters and revealed the Ayah about testing them.''  

Ibn Ishaq mentioned about a letter written by Urwa b. al-Zubayr, who had the principal authority on apostolic tradition. Isahq quoted from this letter, “The apostle made peace with Quraish on the day of al-Hudaybiya on condition that he should return to them those who came without the permission of their guardians. But when women migrated to the apostle and to Islam, God refused to allow them to be returned to the polytheists……”.  

God forbade it!  

How convenient! Mohammed clearly broke the treaty and cited Allah’s order in this regard. Allah was not a mediator of the treaty; he did not sign the treaty, nor he is the god of the Quraish. Why should the Quraish care if the verse in question is sent by Allah or uttered by the she-camel of the prophet? 

The next year, 7 A.H., Muhammad was allowed to enter Mecca . Any Muslim would have hiccups if I said the truth but logically Mohammed must have worshipped the idols of Kaba. What else could he have done while visiting the sacred place of pagans? However, Islamic scriptures are silent about which idol Mohammed did worship!  

People have different types of hobbies--some collect stamps, some collect books, some collect antiques. The great prophet of Islam had an unusual hobby--he loved collecting wives. Although he was on his way to visit the so-called sacred holy place, he could not resist marrying another woman.  

After the pilgrimage, he tried to stay in Mecca more than three days, violating Article 6 of the Treaty of Hodaibya and made an excuse of a wedding feast. Ibn Ishaq wrote, “The apostle remained three days in Mecca . Huwaytib b. Hisl with a few Quraysh came to him on the third day because Quraysh had entrusted him with the duty of sending the apostle of out of Mecca . They said: ‘Your time is up, so get out from us.’ The apostle answered, ‘How would it harm you if you were to let me stay and I gave a wedding feast among you and you came too?’ They replied, ‘We don’t need your food, so get out”

The Quraish could have easily killed him and his companions. Instead, they simply expelled him along with his companions. Probably they were under the impression that Mohammed would never break the treaty that was to last for 10 years and hurt his own people--a false conviction that might have motivated them to spare Mohammed. However, they had a little surprise at the end.  

Upon Mohammed’s return to Medina , another drama took place in Mecca that would make Mohammed’s day. Beside Muhammad and the Quraish, there were two other tribes involved in this story. They are B. Bakr and Khuza.

When a man of B. Bakr was in a trading journey and passing through Khuza’s area, Khuza’s people killed him and took all of his possessions. In response to this robbery, B. Bakr attacked and killed the robber. Khuza embraced Islam and sought protection from Muhammad, whereas B. Bakr joined the Quraish.  

Khuza was a robber who killed an innocent merchant for the sole purpose of looting. How could a God’s prophet give him shelter? If Muhammad was a decent person, he should have kicked this guy out. Instead, he accepted Khuza for two obvious reasons. First, Muhammad was a robber, too, so it was a union of two criminals. As the proverb goes, ‘A man is known by the company he keeps’. Second, Muhammad cleverly manipulated the conflict between Khuza and Badr.

We must note one important item here. The Quraish did not attack Muhammad after the treaty and they fulfilled all obligations. Even though Article 5 of the Treaty of Hodaibya says each party can make a treaty with other tribes and Khuza joined Mohammed, it does not open the door for Muhammad to attack the Quraish.

Muhammad became more powerful with Khuza’s support. In addition, those Muslims who migrated to Abyssinia returned and joined Muhammad’s army.

After realizing the conflict between Khuza and B. Bakr, and their support to Muhammad and the Quraish, respectively, Abu Sufyan, the Quraish chief, came to Medina and pleaded for clearing up any misunderstanding that may have surfaced. Muhammad refused to talk to him and deliberately ignored him because he gained enough strength to defeat the Quraish. Abu Sufyan begged Umar, Ali and Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad, to make arrangements to talk to Muhammad. He even went to the mosque, all in vain, and pleaded, (sic) “O men, I grant protection between men.” Muhammad did not meet Abu Sufyan.

Although the Treaty of Hudaibya had a 10-year term, Allah dissolved the treaty within two years. Shamelessly, Allah declared, ”And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans (Q9:3).

When Muhammad set his camp near Mecca , one of his army corporals managed to contact Abu Sufyan and he volunteered to meet Muhammad to avoid further bloodshed. The last episode of the drama was played in Mohammed’s tent. Ibn Ishaq wrote, “He (Muhammad) said: ‘Woe to you, Abu Sufyan, isn’t it time that you recognize that I am God’s apostle?’ He answered, ‘As to that I still have some doubt.’ I said (Abbas) to him, ’Submit and testify that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the apostle of God before you lose your head,’ so he did so.”  

Therefore, Islam was established in Mecca peacefully (!) and Muslims lived heftily ever after.  

The moral of the story is: Be careful when Islam is in a hatching mood. All sorts of immoral and unethical actions, including but not limited to trickery, treachery, deception and killing, are allowed in the course of spreading Islam


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