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The Challenge of Islam

The following material is to be used in conjunction with Robert Morey’s book The Islamic Invasion (Espanol,  La Invasion Islamica). These supporting documents are taken from the Qur’an and the Hadith, which are viewed by Muslim authorities as the “first” and “second” inspiration.

According to Muslim traditions, Allah wrote the Qur’an in pure Arabic in heaven on a large stone table. The angel Gabriel took the table of the Qur’an and made Muhammad recite it. His recitations were memorized or written down by others on whatever objects were on hand such as sticks, stones, bones, palm leaves, etc.

After Muhammad died, various conflicting Qur’ans were produced. It was the Caliph Uthman who made his own version of the Qur’an the official one (see Bukhari’s Hadith, Vol. 1, pg. 56, No. 63). He later burned all the other conflicting Qur’ans. The Qur’an sold today is the Uthman version.

The Hadith is the record of the teachings and examples of Muhammad not found in the Qur’an and are thus authoritative for all Muslims. To deny the Hadith is to be guilty of apostasy under Islamic Law. The greatest of all Hadith scholars was Bukhari.

Since most people do not have access to the Qur’an or the Hadith, we have supplied some of the material here. It would be impossible to supply all the supporting documents as this would run into hundreds of pages. For more details on the history of the Qur’an and the Hadith, see the book Islamic Invasion.


The Challenge
Surah 2:23: And if you are in doubt as to what we have revealed from time to time to our servants, then produce a Sura like unto it.


The Doctrine of Abrogation
Surah 2:106: None of our revelations do we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but we substitute something better or similar.


Muslim Terms Before Islam
Surah 2:127-128: And remember Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House (with this prayer) … “Our Lord! Make of us Muslims…”
Surah 2:132: And this is the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; “Allah has chosen the Faith for you; then die not except in the Faith of Islam.”


Surah 2:190-194: Fight in the cause of Allah against those who fight you … and kill them wherever you catch them … if they fight you, kill them. Such is the reward of those who suppress the Faith…. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.

Surah 2:216: Fighting is prescribed for you.
Surah 2:244: Fight in the cause of Allah.
Surah 4:74: Let those who fight in the cause of Allah, who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, to him who fighteth in the cause of Allah…. Soon shall We give him a reward of great value.
Surah 4:89: If they turn apostates, seize them and kill them wherever you find them.
Surah 4:91: Seize them and kill them wherever you get them.
Surah 5:33: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his apostle … they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall be struck off alternately, or they shall be banished from the land.
Surah 5:51: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends.


On Jesus
Surah 5:72-73: They do blaspheme who say: Allah is Christ the son of Mary…. They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three (gods) … Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle.


Ask No Questions
Surah 5:101: Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you may cause you trouble…. Some people before you did ask such questions, and on account lost their faith (in Islam).


The Greatest Deceiver
Surah 3:54: The greatest Deceiver (Makara) of them all is Allah.


Beating Wives
Surah 4:34: Men are the managers of the affairs of women … those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.


People Turning Into Monkeys, Rats and Pigs
The Qur’an
Surah 2:65: And you know well those among you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: “Become apes! Despised and rejected.”
Surah 7:163-166: Ask them about the town which stood by the sea shore. Behold! They sinned in regard to the Sabbath. On their Sabbath day, the fish swam up to them and stuck their heads out of the water [to tempt the people to catch them]. But the fish did not do this on the day that was not the Sabbath. In this way We tempted them because they were devoted to sinning. When some of them said, “Why do you bother preaching to people whom Allah will destroy or inflict with a terrible punishment?” The preachers responded, “To fulfill our obligation to their Lord and they might yet fear Him.” When they ignored the warnings given to them, We saved those who avoided evil, but We punished the evil-doers with a grievous punishment because they were devoted to sinning. When in their insolence they transgressed the warnings, We said to them, “Become monkeys! Despised and rejected.”


The Hadith
Bukhari, Vol. IV, chapter 32, p. 415: The statement of Allah: And ask them (O Muhammad) about the town that was by the sea, when they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (1) when their fish came to them only on the Sabbath day and did not come… “Become monkeys! Despised and rejected.”

Bukhari, Vol. IV, No. 524, pg. 333: The Prophet said, “A group of Israelites were lost. Nobody knows what they did. But I do not see them except that they were cursed and transformed into rats, for if you put the milk of a she-camel in front of a rat, it will not drink it, but if the milk of a sheep is put in front of it, it will drink it.

(1) It was illegal for the Israelites to eat the meat or drink the milk of camels, while they were allowed to eat the meat and drink the milk of sheep. The prophet inferred from the rat’s habit that some of the Israelites had been transformed into rats.

(2) Later on the prophet was informed through Inspiration about the fate of those Israelites: They were transformed into pigs and monkeys.


Mohammed’s Inspiration
The Hadith
Mohammed would hear ringing in his ears; his heart would beat rapidly; his face turn red; his breathing would become labored; he would fall to the ground or lie down; he would shake; his eyes would open wide; his lips tremble; spit drool from the corners of his mouth; he would sweat profusely; he saw and heard things no one else ever saw or heard; he would sometimes make a snoring noise like that of a camel; and he would be covered with a sheet.

Vol I, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4
Vol. II, chapter 16 (pg. 354), 544
Vol. III, Nos. 17, 829
Vol. IV, Nos. 95, 438, 458, 461
Vol. V, Nos. 170, 462, 618, 659
Vol. VI, Nos. 447, 448, 468, 478, 481, 508


A Test of Prophethood
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IV, No 546: When Abdullah bin Salam heard of the arrival of the Prophet at Medina, he came to him and said, “I am going to ask you about three things which nobody knows except a prophet:

1.    What is the first sign of the Hour (i.e. the end of the world)?
2.    What will be the first meal taken by the people of Paradise?
3.    Why does a child resemble its father and why does it resemble its maternal uncle?”
Allah’s Apostle said, “Gabriel just now told me of their answers.”

Abdullah said, “He (i.e. Gabriel), from amongst all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews.”
Allah’s Apostle said, “The first sign of the Hour will be a fire that will bring together the people from the East to the West; the first meal of the people of Paradise will be extralobe of fish-liver. As for the resemblance of the child to its parents: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife and gets his discharge first, the child will resemble the father, and if the woman gets her discharge first, the child will resemble her.”


The Seal of Prophethood
The Qur’an
Surah 33:40: Mohammed is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets (rests upon him).

The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 189; No. 741: Narrated As-Sa’ib Yazid: … I stood behind him (i.e. Allah’s Apostle) and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the “zir-al-Hijla” (the size of a button on a small tent or a partridge egg.

Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 741: Narrated As Sab’ib bin Yazid: … standing behind him (i.e. Allah’s Apostle) I saw the Seal (of the Prophets) between his shoulders.

Muslim Vol. IV, No. 5790-5793; Chapter CMLXXIX: The Fact Pertaining to the Seal of His Prophethood, Its Characteristic Feature and Its Location on His Body.

Jabir b. Samura reported: “I saw the Seal on his back as if it were a pigeon’s egg.” This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Simak with the same chain of transmitters.

As-Sa’ib b. Yazid reported: My mother’s sister took me to Allah’s Messenger and … I stood behind him and I saw the Seal between his shoulders.

Abdullah b. Sarjis reported: I saw Allah’s Apostle and ate with him bread and meat…. I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of this shoulder having spots on it like moles.


The Story of a Giant She-Camel Prophet
The Qur’an
Surah VII:73: To the Thamud people…. This she-camel of Allah is a sign unto you: So let her graze on Allah’s earth and do not let her come to any harm, or you will be seized by a terrible punishment.
Surah VII:77: Then they ham-strung the she-camel and insolently defied the order of their Lord … so the earthquake took them unawares and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning.
Surah LIV:23: The Thamud rejected their Warners.
Surah LIV:27: For We sent the she-camel as a trial for them.
Surah LIV:29: But they called to their companion and he took a sword in his hand and ham-strung her.
Surah LIV:30-31: Ah! How terrible was my penalty and my warning! For We sent against them a single mighty blast and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.
Surah XCI:11: The Thamud people rejected their prophets through their inordinate wrong-doing.
Surah XCI:13-14: But the apostle of Allah said to them, “It is a she-camel of Allah! Do not hinder her from drinking.” But they rejected him and ham-strung her. So their Lord, on account of this crime, destroyed the traces of them and made them all suffer equally.


The Companions of the Cave
The Qur’an
Surah XVIII:9-25: Do you understand that the Companions of the Cave and of the Inscription were wonders among our signs? Behold, the youths entered the Cave and said, “Our Lord, bestow upon us your mercy and deal with us in the right way.” We drew a veil over their ears for a number of years in the Cave. Then we awakened them in order to test which of the two parties was best at calculating the number of years they had stayed in the Cave. We relate to you their story in truth…. So they stayed in their Cave three hundred years and some add nine more years to that.


The Man Who Died for a Hundred Years
The Qur’an
Surah II:259: Or take the similitude of one who passed by a village in ruins to its roofs. He said, “Oh! How shall Allah restore it to life after its death?” But Allah caused him to die for 100 years. The he raised him up and said, “How long have you stayed here?” He said, “A day or a part of a day.” He said, “No, you have been here for 100 years! But look at your food and your drink, they show no signs of age. And look at your donkey! We have made you a sign unto the people. Look further at the bones (of your body) how We clothed them with flesh.”


A 90 Foot Adam
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 543: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall.”


No Dogs or Cats Allowed!
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 539: Narrated Abu Talha: The Prophet said, “Angels do not enter a house which has either a dog or a picture in it.”

Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 540: Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: Allah’s Apostle ordered that the dogs should be killed.

Muslim Vol. I, No. 551: Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: “What about them, i.e. other dogs?” and then granted concession to keep the dog for hunting and the dog for the herd and said: “When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times and rub it with dirt the eighth time.”

Muslim Vol. I, No. 552: A hadith like this has been narrated from Shu’ba with the same chain of transmitters except for the fact that in the hadith transmitted by Yahya those words are: “He (the Holy Prophet) gave concession in the case of the dog for looking after the herd, for hunting and for watching the cultivated land,” and there is no mention of this addition (i.e. concession in case of watching the cultivated lands) except in the hadith transmitted by Yahya.

Footnote No. 486: The dog is one of the unclean beasts according to Islam and eating its flesh is forbidden and its keeping in the house as a pet is also prohibited for the Muslims. They have, however, been permitted to keep dogs for hunting, herding and watching.

Chapter DCXVIII: The Price of a Dog … and the Selling of a Cat Forbidden

Muslim Vol. III, No. 3803: Abu Mas’ud al-Ansari reported that Allah’s Messenger forbade the charging of price of the dog.

Muslim Vol. III, No. 3806: Khadji reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: “The price of a dog is evil.”

Muslim Vol. III, No. 3808: Abu Zubair said: I asked Jabir about the price of a dog and a cat; he said, “Allah’s Messenger disapproved of that.”

Muslim Vol. III, No. 3809: Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger giving command for killing dogs.

Muslim Vol. III, No. 3810: Ibn ‘Umar reported: Allah’s Messenger ordered us to kill dogs and he sent men to the corners of Medina that they (i.e. the dogs) should be killed.

Muslim Vol. III, No. 3813: Abu Zubair heard Jabir b. Abdullah saying: Allah’s Messenger ordered us to kill dogs and we carried out this order so much that we also killed the dog coming with a woman from the desert…. He said, “It is your duty to kill the jet-black dog having two spots, for it is the devil.”

(See also Muslim Vol. III, Nos. 3814-3829)


Satan in the Nose Overnight
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 516: “Satan stays in the upper part of the nose all night.”
Footnote (1) We should believe that Satan actually stays in the upper part of one’s nose, though we cannot perceive how, for this is related to the unseen world of which we know nothing except what Allah tells us through his Apostle Mohammed.

Muslim Vol. I, No. 462: Abu Huraira reported: The Apostle of Allah said, “When any one of you awakes from sleep and performs ablution, he must clean his nose three times, for the devil spends the night in the interior of his nose.”


Playing Chess Forbidden
The Hadith
Muslim Vol. IV, No. 5612, Chapter CMXLVI: It Is Prohibited to Play Chess
Allah’s Apostle said, “He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.”


Non-Muslims Have Seven Intestines!
The Hadith
Muslim Vol. III, Nos. 5113, Chapter DCCCLXII: A Believer Eats in One Intestine Whereas a Non-Believer Eats in Seven Intestines.

Ibn Umar reported Allah’s Messenger as saying that a non-Muslim eats in seven intestines while a Muslim eats in one intestine.

(See also Nos. 5114-5120)


Don’t Pray Looking Up
The Hadith
Muslim Vol. I, Nos. 863, Chapter CLXXIII: It Is Forbidden to Lift One’s Eyes Toward the Sky in Prayer

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle saying: “People should avoid lifting their eyes towards the sky while supplicating in prayer, otherwise their eyes would be snatched away.”


The Wondrous Wings of a Fly
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 537: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “If a house fly falls into the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (into the drink) because one of its wings has a disease and the other wing has the cure (for that disease).

Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 673: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it into the vessel and then throw it away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other wing there is healing.”


The Qur’an Forgotten by the Prophet
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. VI, No. 558: Narrated Aisha: Allah’s Apostle heard a man reciting the Qur’an at night, and said, “May Allah bestow His mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such and such verses of such and such Suras, which I was caused to forget.”

Bukhari Vol. VI, No. 562: Narrated Aisha: The Prophet heard a reciter reciting the Qur’an in the mosque one night. The Prophet said, “May Allah bestow his mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such and such verses of such and such Suras, which I missed.”


The Setting of the Sun
The Qur’an
Surah 18:86: When he (i.e. Zul-qarnain) reached the setting of the sun, he found that it set in a pond of murky water.


Mohammed Bewitched!
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 658: Narrated Aisha: A man called Labid bin al-A’sam from the tribe of Bani Zaraiq worked magic on Allah’s Apostle until Allah’s Apostle started imagining that he had done a thing that he had not really done.

Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 660: Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he used to think that he had had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not…. “He is under the effect of magic.”

Bukhari Vol, VII, No. 661: Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he began to imagine that he had done something although he had not.


The Prophet Had Lice
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IX, No. 130: One day the Prophet visited her (i.e. the wife of Ubada bin As-Samit) and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head.


Drinking Camel Urine
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 234: The Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of camels and to drink their milk and urine.


The Crying Palm Tree
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 41: Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Prophet used to stand by a stem of a date-palm tree. When the pulpit was placed for him we heard the stem crying like a pregnant she-camel till the Prophet got down from the pulpit and placed his hand over it.

Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 783: Narrated Ibn Umar: The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside the trunk of a date-palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over it (to stop its crying).


The Fingers of Life
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 170: He put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers.

Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 773: I saw water flowing from underneath his fingers.

Bukhari Vol IV, No. 776: So he placed his hand in that pot and the water started flowing among his fingers like springs.


Shouting Food
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 779: … no doubt, we heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by Allah’s Apostle).


600 Wings
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. VI, No. 380: Mohammed has seen Gabriel with six hundred wings.


The Devil Urinates Into the Ear
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 245: If one sleeps and does not offer the prayer, Satan urinates in his ears. Narrated Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Satan urinated in his ears.”


No Garlic or Onions Allowed
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 812: What has been said about uncooked garlic or onion. And the statement of the Prophet: “Whoever has eaten garlic or onion because of hunger or otherwise should not come near our mosque” (see also Nos. 813-815).

Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 362: Narrated Abdul Aziz: It was said to Anas, “What did you hear the Prophet saying about garlic?” Anas replied, “Whoever has eaten garlic should not approach our mosque.”

Bukhari Vol. VII, No. 363: Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Whoever has eaten garlic or onion should keep away from us.”


Yawning Comes From Hell
The Hadith
Vol. IV, No. 509: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Yawning is from Satan.”


Hell-Fire for Women
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 28: The Prophet said, “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.”

Bukhari Vol. I, No. 301: Allah’s Apostle … said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you women…. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.”

Bukhari Vol. II, No. 161: The Prophet then said … “I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women.”


No Assurance of Salvation
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. V, No. 266: The Prophet said, “By Allah, even though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me.”


What Made the Prophet Afraid?
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 167: The sun eclipsed and the Prophet jumped up terrified that it might be the Hour [of Judgment].


Healing Palm Leaves
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. II, No. 443: The Prophet passed by two graves and those persons (in the graves) were being tortured…. He then took a green leaf of a date-palm tree, split it into two pieces and fixed one on each grave. The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Why have you done so?” He replied, “I hope that their punishment may be lessened until they (i.e. the palm leaves) became dry.”

What Color was Mohammed?
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. 1, No. 63: While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said, “Who among you is Mohammed?” At that time the Prophet was sitting among us leaning on his arm. We replied, “The white man reclining on his arm.”

Bukhari Vol. II, No. 122: Mohammed is described as “a white person.”

Bukhari Vol. II, No. 141: When the Prophet raised his arms in prayer “the whiteness of his armpits became visible.”

Bukhari Vol. IV, No. 744: Narrated Ismasil bin Abi Khalid: I heard Abu Juhaifa saying, “I saw the Prophet and Al-Hasan bin Ali resembled him.” I said to Abu Juhaifa, “Describe him (i.e. Allah’s Apostle) for me.” He said, “He was white and his beard was black with some white hair in it. He promised to give us 13 young she-camels, but he died before we got them.”


What Color Was the Apostle’s Hair?
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. I, No. 167: About the dyeing of hair with henna. Without a doubt I saw Allah’s Prophet dyeing his hair with it and that is why I like to dye my hair with it (see also Vol. IV, No. 747 and Vol. VII, No. 785).


A Child Bride
The Hadith
Bukhari Vol. V, No. 234: Narrated Aisha: The Prophet was engaged to me when I was a girl six years old…. I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends…. Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the afternoon and my mother handed me over to him. At that time I was a girl of nine years of age.

Bukhari Vol. V, No. 236: The Prophet … married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age and consummated that marriage when she was nine years old.

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