The Month of Rest
Often apologists of Islam claim that Muhammad fought only defensive wars and never hurt a fly. 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 security.
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, which is nothing but 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 Mecca to Medina 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)
Dhul-Qidah (means “The Month of rest” – another month of no warfare)
Dhul-Hijjah (means “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 Medina , 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.
Interestingly, 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 …… Egypt 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 suree, Muhammad has been deprived from 72 houries, and ordered to chew tons and tons of RAISINS ceaselessly, 24/7/365.