April 30, 2004
Declared as Muslim Family Values Day
were jubilant when the Governor of Nevada declared April 30 2004 as the
Muslims Family Values Day.
Islamic site nnvmuslims.org reported:
is a great accomplishment for our Muslim community to be recognized by
the state of
. Governor Kenny Guinn declared April 30, 2004 as Muslim Family Values
. It is an opportunity for all the Muslims to show what Islamic Family
values are all about. “
let us see what those Muslim Family Values are all about:
allows a man to marry four, and according to some interpretations, as
many wives as he wishes.
No such equality of
rights for woman. Men are not required to get the consent of their wives
the Star (English paper in
), 22 Oct 96, it was reported that in
, regulations are introduced to expedite the application of man for
polygamy without the consent of their wives.
Prophet of Islam himself married a dozen of women and had more women as
concubines and sex slaves. He is supposed to be emulated by all the
Muslims. His child wife Aisha reports how she was nervous when Muhammad
used to lay eyes on other young and beautiful women as she knew what he
the story of the capture of Juwairiyah Aisha writes:
was a very beautiful woman. She captivated every man who saw her.
She came to the prophet-peace be upon him-, to ask for his help in the
matter [of her slavery]. As soon as I saw her at door of my room, I
took a dislike to her, for I knew that he would see her as I saw her. http://18.104.22.168/alsalafiyat/juwairiyah.htm
Muslims used to attack a town. They often killed the men and took the
women as slaves or what the Quran calls “The Right Hand Possessions”.
In Islam these “Right Hand Possessions" are the property
of the Muslim men and they can be enjoyed sexually. The (not so) holy prophet himself
had a few of them and usually got to business on the very first night
after killing these unfortunate women's husbands, fathers and other male
relatives. But after capturing Mecca, his own native town, Muhammad did not allow the men to capture and
rape the Meccan women. Those were his own people and had to be treated
deferentially, Instead he instituted temporary marriages or M’uta.(Sahih
Muslim Book 008, Number 3353)
literally means “Usufruct, enjoyment.”. It is a marriage contracted for a limited
period, for a certain sum of money. Such marriages are still legal
amongst the Shi’ahs, and exist in
vol.II.p. 591) to the present day, but they are said to be unlawful by
the Sunnis. They were permitted by the Arabian Prophet at Autas, and are
undoubtedly the greatest stain upon the moral legislation but the Sunnis
say that he afterwards prohibited a mu’tah marriage at Khaibar
(Vide Mishkat, book xii. Ch iv. Pt2.).
instructed the Muslim men to beat their wives if they are not obedient.
”and (as to) those on whose part you fear
desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the
sleeping-places and beat them;
then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is
High, Great.” (Q.
"the above verse was revealed in
connection with a woman who complained to Mohammad that her husband
slapped her on the face (which was still marked by the slap). At first
the Prophet said to her: 'Get even with him', but then added: 'Wait
until I think about it.' Later on the above verse was revealed, after
which the Prophet said: 'We wanted one thing but Allah wanted another,
and what Allah wanted is best.'" [Razi, At-tafsir al-Kabir, on Q.
it is clear from the above verse, a woman does not have to disobey her
husband in order to be beaten. As Irshad Manji in "The Trouble With
Islam" writes ( p34 regarding 4:34) " To deserve a
beating, a woman doesn't have to disobey anybody, a man merely has to
fear her disobedience. His insecurity becomes her problem"
women do not complain if their husbands beat them:
Iyas ibn Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him)
as saying: Do not beat Allah's handmaidens, but when Umar came to the
Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Women have become
emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to
beat them. Then many women came round the family of the Apostle of
Allah (peace_be_upon_him) complaining against their husbands. So the
Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Many women have gone round
Muhammad's family complaining against their husbands. They are not the
best among you.Muslim
Book 11, Number 2141
husband does not have to explain to anyone why he beats his wife.
Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he
beat his wife. Muslim
Book 11, Number 2142
The structure of a Muslim family
are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the
one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from
their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and
guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard.” (Q.
are so important that women should prostrate in front of their husbands:
were to command anyone to make prostration before another I would
command women to prostrate themselves before their husbands, because of
the special right over them given to husbands by Allah.” [Muslim
Book 11, Number 2135
only duty to his wife is to maintain her. He has to provide for her
food, shelter and clothing, i.e. meet her physical needs. Her
emotional, psychological and sexual needs is not of his concern.
As far as Islam is concerned those needs simply do not exist because
women are not really human beings.
virtuous wife, [is one who] if her husband bids her, she obeys him; if
he looks at her, she pleases him; if he gives her an oath; she fulfils
it, and if he is absent from her, she guards herself and his
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33 ]
And you thought this is the
description of a good dog!
Now let us see what other
virtues a good woman must have:
"The best women are those who have the prettiest
faces and the cheapest dowry." [ Ihya' 'Uloum ed-Din by Ghazali, Dar
, vol. II, Kitab Adab al-Nikah, p. 45]
And here is one more
quality of a good wife
"The good wife is out of this world because she
helps free you to concentrate on the life to come. She does that by
doing her house duties (instead of the husband having to do them), and
by satisfying the husband sexually so protecting him from sexual
temptation." [Ibid., p. 35
a prophet is so contemptuous of women, so disdainful of their faith, so
derisive of their intelligence, so abusive of their rights and so
condescending of their status, can we expect more from his followers?
Muslim women will never emancipate, as long as they look up at Muhammad
as their spiritual guide. If they do not want to believe me, they must
believe their own messenger:
“Allah's Apostle said, "Many amongst men reached
(the level of) perfection but none amongst the women reached this level
, Pharaoh's wife, and Mary, the daughter of 'Imran.”
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 623]
Hate in Children:
Muslim Children are taught
that the non-Muslims are najis (fithy) and they should not associate
with them. They are told that Jews are the descendants of monkeys. They
are raised with paranoia that everyone is after them and that they are
being persecuted and victimized.
Muslim kids often do
not integrate with other children. They keep to themselves and grow up
with distrust of their host countries. Their allegiance is to Ummah (the
entire body of Muslims) and not to the country where they are born and
raised. They express their anger if a Palestinian is killed but no
regrets if an American is beheaded by other Muslims.
life, Muslim kids are taught to celebrate death and martyrdom.
This is just a token of
what family values in Islam mean. To complete the account we have to
talk about veil, honor killing, prohibition of a women to go out
of her house without the permission of her husband or prohibition to be
heard by a stranger. We have to talk about corporal punishment of the
wives and the children. We have to talk about the preferential treatment
of sons to daughters even at the table.
These are all part of the Islamic
family values that now thanks to honorable Kenny C. Guinn, the Governor of the State of
the Nevadans are supposed to honor. Is this what the Governor calls the
promotion of “the moral and spiritual aspirations that represent
the American character?
The Governor wants to promote
patriotism, and encourage participation in the duties of citizenship;
among the Muslim.
Does the Governor know
that Muslims are not allowed to take non-believers as friends and they
are supposed to reject the rule of non-Muslims?
"O ye who believe! take not for
protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love Infidelity above
Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong."
word used here is awlia which means friends, protectors, guardians,
Governor speaks of “the practice and teaching of traditional
Islamic knowledge, [that] defends and exhorts democracy, and upholds
religious freedom and social justice.
religious freedom? Islam does not allow such thing. Here is what the
anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah),
never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in
the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good). (Q,3:85),
fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there
prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere. (Q 8:39,)
Muslims become dominant in any country, the Jews and Christians will be
reduced to the status of dhimmitude and
the rest will have to accept Islam or die.
those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that
forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor
acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of
the Book, until they pay the Jizya [penalty tax] with willing
submission, and feel themselves subdued. (Q.9:29)
means that people make their own laws. In Islam all the laws are already
revealed to mankind and any deviation from that is considered bid’a
(innovation) and is punishable by death.
Qutub, the Egyptian who has emerged as the ideological mentor of
Safalists, spent a year in the
in the 1950s.
found "a nation that has forgotten God and been forsaken by Him; an
arrogant nation that wants to rule itself."
year Yussuf al-Ayyeri, one of the leading theoreticians of today's
Islamist movement, published a book ( available on the Internet) in
which he warned that the real danger to Islam did not come from American
tanks and helicopter gunships in Iraq but from the idea of democracy
and rule by the people.” [Amir
Taheri's Remarks At Debate "Islam Is Incompatible With Democracy]
the Muslim scholars who know Islam best reject democracy but
the Governor of Nevada who probably has not read the Quran and may be does not know what hadith and sunnah mean thinks Islam is compatible
would be beneficial if the Governor at lease read some of the statements
of the leading American Muslims to become familiar with their thinking.
CAIR is the Council of American Islamic Relations and is one of the most
prestigious Islamic organization in North America. The following are the
statements of the two of its directors.
institutions, schools and economic power should be strengthened in
. Those who stay in
should be open to society without
melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and
learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a
responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ...... Islam isn't
to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant.
the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in
, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
Ahmad Co-founder of
the Council on American-Islamic Relations
I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government
to be Islamic sometime in the future...But I'm not going to do anything
violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education"
these gentlemen sound democratic?
values are in contrast with the American values. They shock the Americans
and they are not fit for any civilized society. Muslims are not going to
abandon those archaic values in favor of American values. On the
contrary they fight against the values of the civilized world in order
to establish their own.
is wrong with the American family values? Why Muslims, like others,
cannot adhere to the values of the country that they have adopted to
live? If they so abhor our values, why they come here? Why a day should
be dedicated to a culture and values that are diametrically opposed to
the American values and tries to subvert them?
the Western politicians and high ranking officials would be better
advised to study Islam and understand it before making concessions like
this that not only legitimizes, but also prizes incivility and backwardness.
Islamic values are the values of the Seventh Century Arabia. There is
nothing to celebrate in those values. On the contrary, Muslims all over
the world and especially those who wish to come and live among us must be
encouraged to abandon barbaric and draconian values of Islam and
adopt the values of the civilized world.
following is the Proclamation of the Governor of Nevada:
Nevadans of Muslim faith embrace the pioneering spirit of the Silver
State and strive to promote the moral and spiritual aspirations that
represent the American character; and
of the great State of Nevada, "All for our Country," inspires
Americans of Muslim faith, in our community, to articulate the
responsibilities of patriotism, and encourage participation in the
duties of citizenship; and
practice and teaching of traditional Islamic knowledge, defends and
exhorts democracy, and upholds religious freedom and social justice; and
Muslim-American who adheres to the teachings of Islam and is living in
an American society, will exhibit acts of compassion and charity in the
name of the Beneficent, the Merciful; and
ages, those who have faith and do righteous deeds in the mutual
teachings of Truth, Patience and Constancy, experience greater happiness
and are better equipped to promote a peaceful existence for all people;
of Muslim faith in
continue to instill health and vitality in the educational, cultural,
economic and civic development of our community; and
recognizes the many
individuals and families of Muslim faith who have chosen our community
as their home, and willingly share their rich traditions and culture
Therefore, I, Kenny C. Guinn, Governor of the State of
, do hereby
proclaim April 30th, 2004, as
FAMILY VALUE DAY IN