Sunni Terrorism In The West – Constantly Updated List

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Praise be to Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum, this is constantly updated list* of Sunni terror acts in the West, carried out in the name of Islam**, by the Sunni religion that historically hijacked it:

*It doesn’t include; Eastern Europe, Balkans, Russia, Australia and terror attacks with fewer than 3 victims.

**(Shia Muslims have nothing to do with the carnage, destruction and violence that the Sunni religion brings to the world. Real Islam – Shia, is a religion of peace.)

21 Feb 1970 Switzerland Swissair Flight 330 bombing 47 killed

5 Sep 1972 Germany 1972 Munich massacre 17 killed

17 Dec 1973 Italy Rome airport attacks 34 killed, 22 injured

8 Sep 1974 Greece TWA Flight 841 bombing 88 killed

23 Nov 1985 Malta EgyptAir Flight 648 hijacking 60 killed

27 Dec 1985 Italy/Austria Rome and Vienna airport attacks 23 killed, 139 injured

11 Jul 1988 Greece City of Poros ship attack 11 killed, 98 injured

21 Dec 1988 UK (Scotland) Pan Am Flight 103 bombing 270 killed

25 Jul – 17 Oct 1985 France Paris Métro and RER bombings 8 killed, 157 injured

26 Feb 1993 USA New York City World Trade Center bombing 6 killed, 1042 injured

11 Sep 2001 USA September 11 attacks 2996 killed (inc. 19 perps.), 6000+ injured

 16 Feb – 24 Oct 2002 USA D.C. aka Beltway sniper attacks 17 killed, 10 injured

11 Mar 2004 Spain Madrid train bombings 192 killed, 2050 injured

7 Jul 2005 UK (England) 2005 London bombings 56 killed, 784 injured

5 Nov 2009 USA Texas Fort Hood shooting 13 killed, 33 injured

13 April 2013 USA Boston Boston Marathon bombing 5 killed, 280 injured

7 Jan 2015 France January 2015 Île-de-France attacks 20 killed, 22 injured

14 Feb 2015 Denmark 2015 Copenhagen shootings 3 killed, 5 injured

16 July 2015 USA Chattanooga shootings 6 killed, 2 injured

13 Nov 2015 France November 2015 Paris attacks 137 killed (inc. 7 perps.), 368 injured

2 December 2015 USA California San Bernardino attack 16 killed, 24 injured

22 Mar 2016 Belgium Brussels bombings 35 killed (inc. 3 perps.), 340 injured

12 Jun 2016 USA California Orlando nightclub shooting 50 killed, 53 injured

14 Jul 2016 France Nice truck attack 87 killed (inc. 1 perp.), 434 injured

19 Dec 2016 Germany Berlin Christmas market attack 12 killed, 56 injured

22 Mar 2017 UK (London) Westminster attack 6 killed, 49 injured

7 Apr 2017 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm attack 5 killed, 15 injured

22 May 2017 UK (England) Manchester Arena bombing 23 killed (inc. 1 perp.), 120 injured

From 1970 to May of 2017, Sunni terrorism has claimed around 4,300 lives combined in the Western Europe and USA. Thousands more innocent victims (Shia Muslims, Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Atheists, Agnostics and others) die every month all over the world at the hands of Sunni “Muslims”, and it is…

>…to be continued…<

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

Sunni “Islamic” Marriages; Legalized Adultery, Fornication & Prostitution

Praise be to Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

This article is a follow up on the topic of The Oppression Of Women In (Sunni) “Islam”, with focus on the proper concept of nikah (eng. marriage) in Islam.

Legal islamic marriage(s)

There are only two legal marriages according to Islamic sunnah (Prophetic traditions) & the Holy Quran; nikah (eng. marriage) and nikah mutah (eng. temporary marriage).

nikah mutah (eng. temporary marriage) is clearly mentioned in the Holy Quran:

And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess. [This is] the decree of Allah upon you. And lawful to you are [all others] beyond these, [provided] that you seek them [in marriage] with [gifts from] your property, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse. So for whatever you enjoy [of marriage] from them, give them their due compensation as an obligation. And there is no blame upon you for what you mutually agree to beyond the obligation. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.

4:24, An-Nisa, Holy Quran.

As per authentic Shia and Sunni sources, nikah mutah was established as a legal tradition by the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) himself:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

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Abdullah (b. Mas’ud) reported: We were on an expedition with Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) and we had no women with us. We said: Should we not have ourselves castrated? He (the Holy Prophet) forbade us to do so. He then granted us permission that we should contract temporary marriage for a stipulated period giving her a garment, and ‘Abdullah then recited this verse: ‘Those who believe do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Allah does not like trangressers” (al-Qur’an, v. 87).

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

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Jabir b. ‘Abdullah and Salama b. al-Akwa’ said: There came to us the proclaimer of Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) and said: Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) has granted you permission to benefit yourselves, i. e. to contract temporary marriage with women.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

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Salama b. al. Akwa’ and Jabir b. Abdullah reported: Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) came to us and permitted us to contract temporary marriage.

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the third (after Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim) most authentic book after the Quran.

Reference : Sunan Abi Dawud 2110
In-book reference : Book 12, Hadith 65
English translation : Book 11, Hadith 2105

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone gives as a dower to his wife two handfuls of flour or dates he has made her lawful for him.

It has also been transmitted by Abu Asim from Salih ibn Ruman, from Abuz Zubayr on the authority of Jabir who said: During the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) we used to contract temporary marriage for a handful of grain.

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

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Ibn Uraij reported: ‘Ati’ reported that Jibir b. Abdullah came to perform ‘Umra, and we came to his abode, and the people asked him about different things, and then they made a mention of temporary marriage, whereupon he said: Yes, we had been benefiting ourselves by this temporary marriage during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) and during the time of Abi Bakr and ‘Umar.

…etc. As clearly shown from authentic Sunni sources, despite nikah mutah (eng. temporary marriage) being allowed during the life of; Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), first Caliph’s of all Sunnis, Abu Bakr, and second Caliph’s of all Sunnis, Umar. Contrary to all that, Sunnis nowadays deem it haram (eng. religiously forbidden) and akin to prostitution (sic!) based upon alleged forbiddance, by Umar, of afromentioned marriage in ONE case:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the second (after Sahih al-Bukhari) most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih Muslim Book 8 Hadith 3249

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported: We contracted temporary marriage giving a handful of (tales or flour as a dower during the lifetime of Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) and during the time of Abu Bakr until ‘Umar forbade it in the case of ‘Amr b. Huraith.

Shia Muslims hold only nikah and nikah mutah as a sacred marriages, as ordered and practiced by Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎). Despite the nowadays, massive Sunni anti-nikah mutah campaign of disinformation, unlike Sunni innovated marriages, nikah mutah comes with a set of rules and obligations; for example, children born of this temporary marriage are fully lawful to the father that conceived them, the bride must not be married, she must be Muslim or belong to Ahl al-Kitab (People of the Book), she should be chaste, not addicted to fornication and she should not be a virgin. At the end of the contract, the marriage ends and the wife must undergo iddah (three monthly periods, unless she is pregnant in which case the ‘iddah lasts until she gives birth, approx. eight-nine months)a period of abstinence from marriage (and thus, sexual intercourse). The iddah is intended to prevent fornication, prostitution and give paternal certainty to any child/ren should the wife become pregnant during the temporary marriage contract.

On the other hand, the adherents of Sunni religion, deem nikah mutah as forbidden, based upon the ruling by their second Caliph, Umar, in ONE specific case. Sunnis hold their self-appointed Caliphs as higher in judgement than the Prophets of God. What’s more, Umar’s ruling did not stop Sunnis from developing marriages that are not at all within the Prophetic traditions, namely; nikah misyar, nikah urfi, nikah halala and jihad al-nikah. Therefore, millions of Sunnis engage on daily basis in something that is an outward, forbidden bidah (eng. innovation in religion), being nothing short of an adulterous relationships disguised as a sacred prostitution.

Prostitution disguised as a Sunni temporary marriage, Sunni temporary marriage disguised as sunnah (Prophetic tradition)

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Meanwhile in the Sunni reality: “Caliph Umar forbid us in ONE case Prophetic nikah mutah that comes with a set of rules and obligations, so we’ve came up with the bidah (religious innovation) of nikah misyar, nikah urfi, nikah halala and jihad al-nikah. 

* nikah misyar (traveller’s/visitor’s marriage) – is a type of Sunni temporary nikah (marriage) that is ostensibly carried out with the objective of allowing a couple to engage in intercourse ‘in a permissible manner’. The husband and wife thus joined abandon several marital rights such as living together, the wife’s rights to housing and maintenance money (nafaqa), and the husband’s right to homekeeping and access.

Misyar has been suggested by some authors that it is for the sole purpose of “sexual gratification in a licit manner” (see; Islam and the West: The Clash Between Islamism and Secularism by Mushtaq K. Lod, pp. 58-59 and The Islamic Shield: Arab Resistance to Democratic and Religious Reforms by Elie Elhadj, p. 51).

As reported by the Saudi media outlets (for example, Arab News) themselves, the practice of nikah misyar is widespread in the fundamentalist Sunni country (1, 2). Saudi owned Al Arabiya reported that Egypt’s Grand Mufti, announced that nikah misyar is legitimate “unless banned by the state” (1).

* nikah urfi (customary marriage. Urfi (Arabic: عرفي‎‎) comes from the Arabic word ‘Urf, which means custom, convention, or a customary act) – is a type of Sunni temporary nikah (marriage), to give prostitution an Islamic cover, that requires witnesses but isn’t officially registered with state authorities. Couples repeat the words, “We got married” and pledge commitment, although there are many other informal ways in which people marry `urfi. Usually a paper, stating that the two are married, is written and at least two witnesses sign it, although others may record their commitment on a cassette tape and use other forms of documentation. Many times these relationships are a way for people to have sex with each other. Nevertheless, the relationship is kept secret from family members.

In the past, it was common among the widows of soldiers who had huge pensions and they did not want to lose it by officially remarrying. Now, however, it is mostly among university students and young couples who cannot afford the high cost of marriage.

Undocumented ‘Urfi marriages are increasingly popular among Egyptian youth. The high cost of marriage forces many young couples to wait several years before they marry. Officially ‘Urfi marriages are conducted in the presence of two witnesses. However, they are not officially registered and are not legally financially binding on the man. Couples married in this way often meet in secret and avoid the expense of renting an apartment. The ‘Urfi marriage can be disastrous for the wife in legal terms. If the husband leaves her without granting her a divorce, she has no legal right to seek a divorce since ‘Urfi marriage is not registered. Her husband could remarry. The wife is in a more difficult position. If the wife remarries, she can be accused of polyandry, which is punishable by seven years in prison in Egypt, or she could remain single for the rest of her life.

A form of ‘Urfi marriage is known as zawag al-‘urfi: to give prostitution an Islamic cover, some women enter into secret marriage contracts with their summer visitors. Known in Egypt as zawag al-‘urfi, this contract is made without witnesses and typically ends in divorce by summer’s end. Similar Sunni “marriages” are widespread in the tourist hotspots, such as Tunisia and Morocco.

* nikah halala (allowed marriage) – is a type of Sunni process, to give prostitution an Islamic cover, temporary nikah (marriage), that allows for a couple to divorce three times and remarry constantly without the wife’s need to observe mandatory iddah (three monthly periods, unless she is pregnant in which case the ‘iddah lasts until she gives birth, approx. eight-nine months), a period of abstinence from marriage (and thus, sexual intercourse). The iddah is intended to prevent fornication, prostitution and give paternal certainty to any child/ren should the wife become pregnant during the (temporary) marriage contract.

* jihad al-nikah (sex jihad) – is a type of Sunni temporary nikah (marriage), to give prostitution an Islamic cover, that allows for unrelated people to engage in sexual relations, often with multiple partners at the same time. Being the newest bidah (innovation in religion), it emerged within the Wahhabi/Salafi circles from the onset of the war in Syria. Various fundamentalist Sunni preachers called upon the Sunni women to travel to Syria and Iraq and “give themselves away” to the terrorists “waging jihad against infidels”. The practice was reported not only by the Sunni terrorists, but also Arab governments themselves, such as Tunisia and Syria. Western media reported on multiple occasions, that the Sunni so called “Islamic State” executed hundreds of native girls and women because they refused to participate in this act of a sacred prostitution, thus terrorists were forced to rely on enslaved Yazidi women or Sunni volunteer women to fulfill their illicit desires.

Conclusion

One can clearly see that the followers of religion that hijacked original Islam, engage in bidah (innovation in religion) activities just to fulfill their illicit sexual desires, even if it runs contrary to the teachings and life of the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎).

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

The “Shia Crescent”; Sunni myth or Shiite reality?

Praise be to Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Since over 1300 years, Sunni rulers are obssesed with a possible raise and spread of a peacful, true and pure Islamic thought, that is, a Shia one. During the mandatory Friday prayers Sunni religious establishment worldwide, inbetween lectures justyfing oppression of women according to the ‘authentic’ Sunni sources, justyfing historical hatred towards the family of Prophet Muhammad, justyfing modern day terrorism and carnage, repeatedly warns against the Shia Islam. Sunnis believe in multitude of conspiracy theories that are clearly widespread in the Sunni world, such as; that the West is responsible for terrorism (for example, some believe that the leader of the “Islamic State”, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Zionist Jew named Elliot Shimon), Jews control the world (for example, an antisemitic fabricated text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is used as an authentic, primary source within Sunni religious circles and academic world in countries such as Palestine, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, “Islamic State” and others), or that the Shia Islam is a Jewish conspiracy, despite the historical facts stating otherwise.

“If it was a Shia-led Iraq that had a special relationship with Iran, and you look at that relationship with Syria and with Hezbollah-Lebanon, then we have this new crescent that appears that would be very destabilising for the Gulf countries and actually for the whole region.” – King Abdullah II of Jordan, Hardball, NBC News, 2004.

It’s important to understand the facts, to understand the root of problems shaking up the events in the Middle East and elsewhere. Shias are a majority in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Bahrain. They fully control Iran (90-95% citizens are Shias), since 2003 onwards partially Iraq (65-70% [some estimates reach 85%], citizens are Shias), Azerbaijan (80-85% citizens are Shias) is a post-Communist, very secularized society and therefore despite majority Shia, most people are not religious, Bahrain (80-85% citizens are Shias), but the ruling absolute monarchy is Sunni, therefore Shias are barred from all the positions of power and influence such as the military, police, or teaching jobs. Shias make significant “minorities” in many countries such as India, Lebanon, Kuwait, Yemen et al. Alawites of Syria aren’t Shias, therefore we do not include them in the statistics. The rest of worldwide countries are majority Sunni. One can clearly see that realistically, Shiites nowadays control only two countries; Iran and Iraq. Out of the two, Iran has economic sanctions on it since 1979, therefore for almost 40 years the country’s economy is crippled and the country has no funds to spread the peacful message of (Shia) Islam, unlike the Sunni countries that have a free hand to spread terrorism. The other, Iraq, is in constant state of unsecurity since 2003, due to the fact that the Sunni minority can’t accept that Saddam is gone and his dictatorial rule was replaced with a fully democratic state that chooses it’s representatives in national elections. Therefore, the so-called Shia Crescent is just confined to one, max two states, Iran +/- Iraq. And this is to say that the two countries really conspire against the remaining 50 Sunni majority countries in some imaginary way, despite the realities of divide among the Shia; Iranian/Iraqi tribes, political factions (Arab vs. Persian nationalisms) and theological differences (Ayatollah Sistani’s vs. Ayatollah Khamenei’s). The facts speak for themselves, but as always the Sunni conspiracy theorists love to blame all their ills on the Shias; in 1258, the sack of Baghdad by the invanding Mongols that led to the downfall of a Sunni Umayyad dynasty (the same one whose Caliphs persecuted and killed Prophet’s family) was a… Shia fault, in 2013, some blamed Shia Egyptians for being a part of a wider conspiracy to oust Islamist Sunni president, and so on.

In 29th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on December 27, 2015, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Muslim countries to unite and strive to improve Islam’s public image, adding that “There is neither a Shiite nor a Sunni crescent. We have an Islamic moon. We, Muslims, are in a world where we must be united”.

In January 2016, a Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud claimed that the Arab world was confronted “by a Shia full moon”, and not even a Crescent. Ironically, on 10 January 2016, The Independent reported that “the BND, the German intelligence agency … portrayed Saudi defence minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman … as a political gambler who is destabilising the Arab world through proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.” Maybe afterall the Sunni conspiracists aren’t wrong, the Shia Crescent isn’t confined to the Middle East no more, “a Shia full moon” stretches as far as the German intelligence agency… And all of that is a part of an ongoing, 1300 years old obssesion with a possible raise and spread of a peacful, true and pure Islamic thought, that is, a Shia one. We hope that one day a Shia full moon will truly shine bringing light to this age of darkness that the Islamic faith found itself in, thanks to the Sunni religion that hijacked it.

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On the left without medals: Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani, who since beginning of his carrier, fights against terrorist Sunni full moon; Saddam, al-Qaeda, ISIS and other Sunni proxies in the region. On the right with medals: King Abdullah II of Jordan, the owner of over 30 domestic and foreign medals, despite never officially taking part in any military conflict. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

How Sunni States; Breed, Faciliate and Spread Worldwide Terrorism

Praise be to Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum, this article is a follow up to the previous one on our site titled You Can’t Understand “Islamic” Terrorism If You Don’t Know the History of Sunni “Islam”. Based purely on the historical facts, we managed to prove to our dear readers that the worldwide terrorism has religion, that is a Sunni religion disguised as Islam. As proven, Sunni terrorism isn’t a new phenomenon, XVIII century Saudi wahhabism/salafism is based entirely on the works of a past Sunni scholars, such as Ibn Taymiyyah and others. Various organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Taliban, al-Shabab and countless others, are just children of a Sunni religious teachings armed with a high technology obtained and acquired thanks to the donations from the Sunni Gulf countries, with a never endless supply of jihadists that are being groomed in a Gulf established and sponsored Sunni madrasas worldwide.

Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest source of funds and promoter of Sunni jihadism, which forms the ideological basis of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and others. Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide, according to Hillary Clinton. According to a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state, “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.”

The violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan is partly bankrolled by wealthy, conservative donors across the Arabian Sea whose governments do not stop them. Three other Arab countries which are listed as sources of militant money are Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, all neighbors of Saudi Arabia. Taliban and their militant partners the Haqqani network earn “significant funds” through UAE-based businesses. Kuwait is described as a “source of funds and a key transit point” for al-Qaida and other militant groups. The Pakistani militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, used a Saudi-based front company to fund its activities in 2005. According to studies, most of suicide bombers in Iraq are Saudis. 15 of the 19 hijackers of the four airliners who were responsible for 9/11 originated from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt, and one from Lebanon. Osama bin Laden was born and educated in Saudi Arabia.

Starting in the mid-1970s the Islamic resurgence was funded by an abundance of money from Saudi Arabian oil exports. The tens of billions of dollars in “petro-Islam” largess obtained from the recently heightened price of oil funded an estimated “90% of the expenses of the entire Sunni faith.”

Throughout the Sunni Muslim world, religious institutions for people both young and old, from children’s maddrassas to high-level scholarships receive Saudi funding, “books, scholarships, fellowships, and mosques” (for example, “more than 1500 Sunni mosques were built and paid for with money obtained from public Saudi funds over the last 50 years”), along with training in the Kingdom for the preachers and teachers who went on to teach and work at these universities, schools, mosques, etc. The funding was also used to reward journalists and academics who followed the Saudis’ Sunni Islam; and satellite campuses were built around Egypt for Al Azhar, the world’s oldest and most influential Sunni Islamic university.

The Sunni Islam promoted by this funding is the Saudi-based Wahhabism/Salafism. In its form it preaches that Muslims should not only “always oppose” infidels “in every way,” but “hate them for their religion … for Allah’s sake,” that democracy “is responsible for all the horrible wars of the 20th century,” that Shia and other non-Wahhabi Muslims were “infidels”, etc.

Patrick Cockburn accused Saudi Arabia of supporting extremist Islamist groups in the Syrian Civil War, writing: “In Syria, in early 2015, it supported the creation of the Army of Conquest, primarily made up of the al-Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra Front and the ideologically similar Ahrar al-Sham, which won a series of victories against the Syrian Army in Idlib province.”

Former CIA director James Woolsey described it as “the soil in which Al-Qaeda and its sister terrorist organizations are flourishing.”In 2015, Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor of Germany, accused Saudi Arabia of supporting intolerance and extremism, saying: “Wahhabi mosques are financed all over the world by Saudi Arabia. In Germany, many dangerous Islamists come from these communities.” In May 2016, The New York Times editorialised that the kingdom allied to the U.S. had “spent untold millions promoting Wahhabism, the radical form of Sunni Islam that inspired the 9/11 hijackers and that now inflames the Islamic State”.

Qatar

In 2011 the Washington Times reported that Qatar was providing weapons and funding to Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the formerly U.S. designated terrorist group, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and then leader of the conservative Islamist Al-Watan Party.

In December 2012 the New York Times accused the Qatari regime of funding the Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria), a U.S. government designated terrorist organization. The Financial Times noted Emir Hamad’s visit to Gaza and meeting with Hamas, another internationally designated Sunni terrorist organization. Spanish football club FC Barcelona were coming under increasing pressure to tear up their £125m shirt sponsorship contract with the Qatar Foundation after claims the so-called charitable trust finances Hamas. The fresh controversy follows claims made by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo that the Qatar Foundation had given money to cleric Yusuf al Qaradawi who is an advocate of terrorism, wife beating and antisemitism.

In January 2013 French politicians again accused the Qatari Government of giving material support to Islamist groups in Mali and the French newspaper Le Canard enchaîné quoted a source in French military intelligence saying that “The MNLA [Tuareg separatists], al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine and Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa have all received cash from Doha.”

In March 2014, the then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused the Qatari government of sponsoring Sunni insurgents fighting against Iraqi soldiers in western Anbar province.

In October 2014, it was revealed that a former Qatari Interior Ministry official, Salim Hasan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari, had been named by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as an al Qaeda financier, with allegations that he gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the terrorist group. Kuwari worked for the civil defense department of the Interior Ministry in 2009, two years before he was designated for his support of al Qaeda. A number of wealthy Qataris are sponsoring the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The neverending story

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Add to the afromentioned Saudi Arabia & Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Chechnya, and you have a true jihadi factory. What’s more shocking, is the fact that the West completly turns a blind eye and even knowingly supports these countries while at the same time fighting neverending “war on terror.” People that suffer the most in this madness are Shia muslims, religious minorities and Westerners. Saudi Arabia is the biggest arms importer in the world, the US is the biggest arms exporter, both are staunch allies. The UK also sells arms to the Saudis worth billions of dollars. What’s noteworthy, historically UK helped the al Saud clan take over Arabia, and the US helped with the establishment of a Saudi oil industry. Therefore one can clearly see that without the Western monetary and political support to the Gulf countries (especially Saudi Arabia), terrorist Sunni fundamentalist groups would be nothing more than just a localized phenomenon without any global impact. Saudis and Qataris simply wouldn’t have the money to establish thousands religious schools, universities, Sunni centers from the West to the East that teach one and the same Sunni religious theology; one that breeds, faciliate and spread worldwide terrorism.

There are hundreds of articles online about the subject, however, we chose some recent ones from Western respectable sources for our viewers to read:

A MUST see documentaries on the subject:

A MUST see short videos on the subject:

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

 

You Know You Are Sunni When…

(ALL the Sunni beliefs in this article are sourced straight from the authentic Sunni books. One may view the authentic Sunni sources just by clicking on the appropriate numbers in the parentheses/brackets, usually at the end of every statement.)

…you believe that the Prophet Muhammad’s (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) parents were kuffār (disbelievers) and are in hell (1, 2).

  • Fear not, for the true Islamic scholars refuted many of such perfidious slanders (1).
  • In 1976, the Saudi government made a pavement over the grave of Allah’s Apostle’s (صلى الله عليه وآله) father, so that nowadays people just walk over it with their dirty shoes. In 1998, the same government bulldozed and poured gasoline on the grave of Amina bint Wahb, the mother of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) (1). This is how Sunnis, based on their “authentic” hadiths, love Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وآله) and his family.

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), forgot parts of the Qur’an and needed to be reminded (1, 2, 3 & 4).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), forgot how to pray (1, 2, 3).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), forgot wudu (mandatory ablution) before his prayers (1).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), allowed domestic violence and unconditional wife beating (1, 2).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), could be and in fact even was bewitched “so that he began to imagine that he had done a thing which in fact he had not done” (1).

  • Other Sunni fake “authentic” ahadith narrate that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), not only was bewitched but also came under the influence of magic and spells. A Jewish magician named Labid bin Al-A’sam was also able to exercise control over the Prophet (1, 2). According to the famous and respected Sunni scholar, Ibn Ishaq, “Labid bin A’sam . . . bewitched the apostle of God so that he could not come at his wives.”(Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah (The Life of Muhammad), A. Guillaume, tr. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980), p. 240). Guillaume adds a note saying that, according to Sunni tradition, “the spell lasted for a year.”(Ibid., p. 240). First of all, it is valuable to point out to the fact that this particular insult directed at the Prophet again comes from the “authentic” ahadith narrated by Aisha. Not the first, nor the last mockery directed against the Prophet of Islam by that woman. Second, if according to the Sunni religion the Prophets of God could be, and were, bewitched and came under the control of mortal men by the use of magic (even up to one year), then how can we be sure that the message(s) and act(ion)s they preached and carried out were in accordance with the God’s true will and not of those that had control over them? Scary thing. Alhamduillah, such nonsense is refuted by the true scholars of Islam, as was revealed by Allah (swt) and carried on by the Ahlul Bayt (as) (1).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), not only could be and was bewitched, but he is said to have mistaken the words of satanic suggestion for divine revelation. Narratives involving these Sunni verses can be read in, among other places, the Sunni biographies of Prophet Muhammad by al-Wāqidī, Ibn Sa’d (who was a scribe of Waqidi) and Ibn Ishaq, as well as the tafsir of al-Tabarī;

There are numerous accounts reporting the incident, which differ in the construction and detail of the narrative, but they may be broadly collated to produce a basic account. In its essential form, the story reports that Prophet Muhammad longed to convert his kinsmen and neighbors of Mecca to Islam. As he was reciting Sūra an-Najm, considered a revelation by the angel Gabriel, Satan tempted him to utter the following lines after verses 19 and 20:

Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzzá
and Manāt, the third, the other?
These are the exalted gharāniq, whose intercession is hoped for.

Allāt, al-‘Uzzā and Manāt were three goddesses worshipped by the pre-Islamic Meccans.

  • Salman Rushdie’s 1988 novel, The Satanic Verses, which was written entirely relying on the Sunni hadiths, made worldwide headline news. The novel contains  allusions to Islamic history, which provoked both controversy and outrage. Muslims around the world protested the book’s publishing, and despite Shias  beliving that the afromentioned Sunni narrations are fake and fabricated, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa sentencing Rushdie to death, saying that the book blasphemed Prophet and his wives. Once again Shias had to defend the honour of Islam, the last Prophet and his family, against countless insulting and fabricated Sunni hadiths so often used by the enemies to defame and shame Islam.

…you believe that the Qu’ran is incomplete and distorted, because of surahs that were forgotten (1).

…you believe that all meat (regardless if slaughtered in Muslim way or not) is halal for you as long as you will mention the God’s name before eating it (1, 2).

…you believe that fasting is based upon other people’s permission (1).

…you believe that tawassul is haram despite the fact that, among many, Umar ibn al-Khattab did it (1, 2).

…you believe that Aisha and Hafsa were the ones conspiring against the the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), as clearly stated by Umar ibn al-Khattab (1, 2).

  • “If you two (wives) repent to Allah (it is best), for your hearts have deviated. But if you back each other against him, then indeed Allah is his protector…” [Al-Quran; 66:5]

Notice how quick Umar is to admit that it was his own daughter, Hafsa, and the daughter of Abu Bakr, namely Aisha, who are the two treacherous wives that Allah is addressing in Surah Al-Tahreem. Before the question has even finished, he answers.

It is noteworthy to mention that this narration in reported in Sahih Al-Bukhari, regarded as the most authentic book of Hadith by the so-called “Ahlus-Sunnah”.

…you believe that Shia Muslims are wrong in holding a negative view of Aisha, while your own books state that she was allowed to marry the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), in order so that the Muslims could be tested (1, 2).

  • Why did Allah (swt) marry Aisha to the Holy Prophet?
    In order to test the Muslims – whether we will follow Allah (swt) or Aisha! But where is this narration found? In the most authentic Hadith book of those who call themselves “Ahlus-Sunnah”, the infamous Sahih Al-Bukhari! Notice how the narrator wishes to include some sort of praise for Aisha (by saying she is “the wife of the Prophet in this world and in the Hereafter”), even though the narration is in condemnation of her. This fact that Allah (swt) married Aisha to the Prophet as a test for the Muslims is what Imam Ali (peace be upon him) taught Ammar ibn Yasir (may Allah be satisfied with him), and this is what Ammar told the people before the Battle of Jamal.

…you believe that according to sharia law, only closest male relatives can demand qisas for the death of their family member. However, after Uthman was killed for corruption and nepotism, Aisha rallied armies and went to war with your fourth rightly guided caliph, Ali, all that despite the fact that Quran tells the wives of the Prophet to stay at home (1). Uthman had sons, none of them went to Ali (who was a ruling rightly guided caliph) to complain. Therefore, Aisha broke numerous rules; rebelled unjustly against the ruling caliph, wanted to kill him in a battle, demanded qisas for Uthman’s death despite the fact that she was not related to him, left the house despite the Quranic ayat clearly telling the wives of the Prophet to stay at home.

  • Yet the Sunnis still say that Aisha did no wrong in life only because she was the wife of the Prophet (saw), which in Sunni religion gives her an automatic immunity to criticism and wrong-doing. Sunnis try to use the Quranic verses of 24:26 and 24:32 to prove that. However, to any sane person that has logical and analytical thinking, based upon “authentic” Sunni hadiths and the Quran, it is clearly visible that Aisha’s life actions deem her to hell, just as the wives of other Prophets that went astray [Quran 66:10]: Allah presents an example of those who disbelieved: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were under two of Our righteous servants but betrayed them, so those prophets did not avail them from Allah at all, and it was said, “Enter the Fire with those who enter.” Aisha, the Mother of Disbelievers, entered the Fire with those who enter.

…you believe that nikah mu’tah (temporary marriage) is haram, while it was legal and even encouraged at the time of the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) Abu Bakr’s and Umar’s reign (1, 23, 4, 5, 6 and other), later to be forbidden by Umar in ONE specific case (1).

…you believe that nikah mu’tah (temporary marriage), which is a sunnah of the Prophet and all the Ummah, that comes with a set of rules and obligations is haram, but you consider nikah misyar (traveller’s/visitor’s marriage) (1, 2), nikah urfi (customary marriage) (widespread in the tourist ‘hotspots’ such as Egypt, Tunisia and Marocco), nikah halala and jihad al nikah (sexual jihad) (1, 2, 3) as halal, despite all not being found in the Qur’an, Sunnah or classical works of Islamic jurisprudence, while being an outward bid’ah (innovation in religion).

…you praise Muawiyah I (Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan), the enemy of Prophet’s family and the creator of a Sunni Umayyad dynasty, despite your own hadith books stating that the people ceased reciting Talbiyah during Hajj out of fear of Muawiyah and the hatred of Ali ibn Abi Talib that he planted in them (1).

…you believe that Aisha allowed violence against orphans until they would submit (1), despite the Qu’ran’s clear guildlines stating otherwise (93:9 and other).

…you believe that Aisha beat the Prophet of God (1).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) never performed Duha prayers, while Aisha always did (1).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), used to pinch Aisha during his prayers because she would keep open “legs between him and the direction of prayer” (1, 2).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), used to kiss and suck the tongue of Aisha while he was fasting (1).

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), caught Aisha cheating on him (1).

…you believe that it was perfectly acceptable for Aisha to force “medicine” (poison) into the mouth of the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), during the final days of his life (1, 2).

  • In this Hadith, narrated by Aisha herself, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) clearly forbids Aisha from giving him this “medicine” – yet Aisha disobeys him and feeds it to him anyway. It is then made clear that Abbas, also present in the house, was not involved in this act of disobedience by Aisha and Hafsa.

…you believe that the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), at the age of over 50, married Aisha when she was 6 years old, and had sex with her when she reached 9, all at the time when she still ‘played with the dolls’ (1, 2).

  • Another series of fake “authentic” ahadith slandering Islam and humiliating the Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎). All the wives of our beloved Prophet were a grown up women, according to the Sunni belief supposedly except Aisha, therefore her fake narrations discredit his prophethood by labeling him as pedophile (Astaghfirullah) in the eyes of non-Muslims. Not suprisingly, the same narrations are used as a justification for underage marriages within Sunni communities (for example, in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh). May Allah (swt) save us all from such trickery, mockery and misguidance. Alhamduillah, such nonsense is refuted by the true scholars of Islam, as was revealed by Allah (swt) and carried on by the Ahlul Bayt (as) (1, 2).

…you replaced the day of mourning over martydrom of Imam Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (عليه السلام), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), at the hands of your second Sunni Umayyad Caliph Yazid I ibn Muawiyah, with a fake story of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) walking around Medina and seeing fasting Jews who told him that the Prophet Mūsa (عليه السلام) fasted on that day to commemorate the liberation of the Israelites from the Pharaoh, which is a Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (1, 2, 3).

  • Not only this story doesn’t make any sense for so many reasons; Prophet of God wouldn’t know about such event and had to learn from random non-Muslim people about it, he took their word for it and established an Islamic tradition based off the Jewish belief and tradition (!). It clearly shows how Sunni cult is influenced by the Jewish beliefs and therefore full of anti-Islamic mockery for the Prophet of Islam and Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). May Allah (swt) save us all from such trickery, mockery and misguidance.

…you fast on the 10th of Muharram (‘Ashura) despite the fasting on that day being abandoned (1).

…you believe that it was acceptable for Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Talha and Sa’d ibn Abi Waqas, attempt to murder Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) by pushing him over from Al-Uqbah during Tabuk (1).

  • Narrated by Abi Attufail:
    “When the prophet set out to go to the battle of Tabuk, he stopped at Uqbah and then commanded his caller to call that no one should take the path leading to Uqbah since the Prophet was traveling in that path and then whilst the Prophet had Ammar bin Yasir pulling his camel from the front and Hudhaifah pushing from the back, a group having their faces covered came on a caravan and attacked the Holy Prophet, Ammar then came and attacked the masked men, the Holy Prophet then said to Hudhaifah: ‘Quickly pull forward, pull forward’ then the Prophet came of the camel and asked Ammar whether he had identified those people, Ammar said: ‘No, they were masked’. The prophet (s) asked: ‘Do you know what they wanted?’ Ammar said: ‘Allah and his messenger know better’. The Prophet (s) said: ‘They wanted to throw the Prophet off from the Uqbah’.
  • After that when Ammar had a dispute with one of them (people who tried to kill the prophet), Ammar said to him: ‘I swear to you by Allah, how many people of the Uqbah tried to attack the Prophet?’ The man said: ‘We think they were about fourteen’. Ammar said: ‘And if you were amongst them it would be fifteen’. Ammar bore testimony that there were twelve parties belonging to Allah and his messenger who are ready to fight in this world and on the day when the witnesses will be resurrected.

Narrated by Al-Tabarani and the transmitters of the chains are all Thiqa.
Majma al Zawaid, Volume 1 page 132 Tradition 425

Now Imam Ibn Hazm records in Al-Muhala, Volume 11 page 224:

وأما حديث حذيفة فساقط , لأنه من طريق الوليد بن جميع – وهو هالك – ولا نراه يعلم من وضع الحديث فإنه قد روى أخبارا فيها أن أبا بكر , وعمر , وعثمان , وطلحة , وسعد بن أبي وقاص – رضي الله عنهم – أرادوا قتل النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم وإلقاءه من العقبة في تبوك – وهذا هو الكذب الموضوع

“Hudayfa’s hadith is false, because it is narrated through Waleed bin Jamee – he is unreliable – it seems he doesn’t know who fabricated the hadith, he narrated some traditions that Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Talha, and Saad bin Abi Waqas may Allah be pleased with them all, wanted to kill the prophet (pbuh) and throw him from Uqba (mountain) in Tabuk, surely that is a fabricated lie.”

Ibn Hazm’s self-censorship forced him to deem the Sunni tradition a fabrication by casting doubts on the authenticity of a Sunni narrator Waleed bin Jamee. This was a feeble and unnecessary attempt on his part because the reliability of Waleed has been recorded by several esteemed Imams of Sunni religion that excelled in the science of Hadith. For example, Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalani declared him ‘Seduq’ (Tabqrib al-Tahdib, p651 Biograpghy 7432) while Imam Dhahabi said: ‘Authenticated’ (al-Kashif, v2 p352), Imam Yahyah bin Moin and Imam Ejli both declared him ‘Thiqah’ whilst Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal and Abu Zar’a both stated: ‘There is nothing bad about him’ (Mizan al-Etidal, v4 p337), Imam Ibn Saad declared him ‘Thiqah’ (Tahdib al-Tahdib, v11, p139) whilst Imam Abi Dawood stated: ‘There is nothing bad about him’ (Tahdib al-Kamal, v3 p8). It should also be known that Imam Muslim narrated from him in his book of ‘Sahih’ Hadiths whilst the beloved Imam of the Salafies Albaani declared the hadiths narrated by Waleed bin Jamee to be ‘Hasan’ (Sahih Sunnan Abu Dawood, v1 p117, v1 p118 & v2 p575). This makes the excuse of Ibn Hazm to be completely redundant.

…you believe, contradictory to the historical facts and pure logic, that a Companion (sahabi) is every individual who met or had accidentally seen Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), and ALL of them are righteous, pure beings that went to paradise, therefore Shia muslims are wrong in exposing the sins and anti-islamic behaviour of some of the Companions (sahabah), even if recorded in the Sunni  authentic narrations (1).

…you believe that some of the Sahaba are higher than the Prophet (saw), because they [Sahaba] ‘had a right’ to refuse to give the pen and paper to Allah’s Apostle (saw), so that in His own words: “they wouldn’t go astray after His death” (which they did do anyways 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.), when He was on his death-bed (1) Umar called Him (!) “delirious” (ar. yahjura) – Umar, later usurping power as a Sunni caliph, stated that Prophet will die soon anyways so there’s no use to give Him anything (!). Later, some Sunni narrators made up note in Sahih Bukhari that Ibn Abbas did not witness personally the event, whilst others said that Ibn Abbas was 10-15 years old at that time… but they forgot to add the same note in Sahih Muslim to another hadith where Ibn Abbas clearly was a witness to the whole situation where Umar decided to go against the Prophet’s death wish (1). All this despite the fact that the Quran orders Muslims to obey the Prophet Muhammad (saw) at all times, “So take what the Messenger assigns to you” [Quran 59:7].

  • Sunni, “rightly guided”-to-be sahabi, Umar, knew better than Allah (swt) Himself, not to mention insulting (!) the Allah’s Apostle (saw) on His deathbed by denying Him a pen and paper so that He could write down instructions so that they, including Umar, wouldn’t go astray. Ironically, Sunnis gave Umar the epithet al-Farooq (“the one who distinguishes between right and wrong”). Just like Aisha, Umar also entered Fire for disobeying Allah (swt) and His Apostle.

…you believe that it was perfectly ok for sahaba to fight Islam and Ahlul Bayt (as), such as Khalid ibn al-Walid (Battle of Uhud, his son Abdulreman ibn Khalid fought Ali at the Battle of Siffin) who mocked and made fun of Prophet Muhammad (saw), he also killed Malik ibn Nuwayrah, and “married” (raped) his beautiful wife on the same day, Layla bint al-Minhal, which violated the sharia law because she had to observe the idda period (which consists of three menstrual periods, that is de facto three months) after the murder of her husband (1), to be then respected and revered. Khalid, the Sword of Dajjal, is the perfect epitome of a Sunni religion, it’s teachings, theology and morality.

…you believe that Umar ibn al-Khattab beat another companion for performing extra prayers (1).

…you believe that tarawih prayers are the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad while their author, Umar ibn al-Khattab, himself called them “an excellent bid’ah (innovation in religion)” (1, 2).

…you pray four different ways (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, Hanbali) and can’t agree on which one is the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎) (1, 2, 3).

…you can’t even agree on the number of your ahadith collections, five or six, and disagree if the sixth one is the Sunan ibn Majah, collected by Ibn Majah
or Muwatta Malik, collected by Imam Malik.

…you don’t even know, or you conceal the fact, that the oldest Shia literature predates your oldest Sunni books by some 100-200 years. Shia books such as Kitab al-Sulaym ibn Qays (written between 628 – 689) by Sulaym ibn Qays or Al-Risalah al-Huquq and Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya (both written between 659 – 713) by Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, are older than your oldest works such as Sahih al-Bukhari (written between 810 – 870) by Muhammad al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim (written between 822 – 875) by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Al-Sunan al-Sughra (written between 830 – 915) by Al-Nasa’i, Sunan Abu Dawood (written between 818 – 889) by Abu Dawood, Jami` at-Tirmidhi (written between 824 – 892) by Al-Tirmidhi, Sunan ibn Majah (written between 824 – 889) by Ibn Majah, Sunan al-Darimi (written between 797 – 869) by Al-Darimi, Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal (written between 780 – 855) by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and so on.

  • To put it in perspective for those who still don’t understand, Prophet Muhammad (saw) died in 632. Both Shi’ite scholars finished their works some 20 – 30 years (Ibn Qays) and 40 – 50 years (Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (as)) after his death, at the time when the party of nasibis was waging war on the Ahlul Bayt (as). The youngest of Sunni works, written by ibn Hanbal, was composed some 200 years after the Prophet’s death. Now, ask yourself, which work on Islam and its teachings is more reliable, something composed up to 50 years after the Prophet’s death, or 200 years after it? Not to mention the fact that Ibn Qays was a companion of Imam Ali (as) and Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (as) was a great-grandson of Seal of all Prophets, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎). Nobody of the afromentioned Sunni authors, including ibn Hanbal, were among the Companions of the Prophet or his family, neither they were of his continuing lineage.

…your prayer method resembles pre-Islamic religions (1) and the Jewish traditions (2).

…your third Rashidun (“Rightly Guided”) Caliph, Uthman ibn Affan, was so ‘rashidun’ that he was killed in a siege on his house by his own subjects for corruption and nepotism (Uthman was known for giving governmental positions to his kin, Banu Umayya, regardless of their credintials and past experience in managing the state affairs).

…you believe that it was perfectly ok for your first Rashidun (“Rightly Guided”) Caliph, Abu Bakr, to assault and deprive Fatimah bint Muhammad (peace be upon her and her pure family), Prophet’s own and only daughter with his beloved wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid (peace be upon her and her pure family), of her inheritance (the land of Fadak), despite clear Quranic guildlines about islamic inheritance jurisprudence (4:11, 4:12). Due to his actions, as per Quranic guildlines, Abu Bakr is in hell (4:13, 4:14).

Various Sunni authors recalling the event:

  • al-Baladhuri (297 AH / 892 CE). Ansab al-Ashraf. (1959) 1. Cairo: Dar al-Ma’arif. p. 586. Abu Bakr sent for Ali so that he can give alligance but he didn’t. So Umar came [to the house] and Fatima met him at the door. She said: ‘ibn Khatab you want to burn my door down?’ Umar replied: ‘Yes, in order to strengthen the religion your father brought.’
  • Ibn Qutaybah (276 AH / 889 CE). al-Imama wa al-Siyasa. Egypt: Maktabt al-Tijaria al-Kubra. p. 13. Umar said: ‘I swear by He who controls the life of Umar, either you come out or I will burn this house down!’ The people said: ‘Abu’l Hafs, Fatima is also in this house’. Umar replied: ‘Even if she is.’
  • Ibn Abi Shayba (235 AH / 849 CE). al-Musanaf. (1989) 7. Beirut: Dar al-Taj. p. 432. Umar came to the house of Fatima and said: “O’ Daughter of the Prophet of God! I swear by God that we love no one more than your father, and after him we love no one more than you. Yet I swear by God that that won’t stop me from gathering these people and commanding them to burn this house down!
  • Ibn Abd Rabbih. Al-Iqd al-Farīd. As for Ali, Abbas and Zubair, they stayed in the house of Fatima until Abu Bakr sent Umar to get them out of Fatima’s house and told him: if they refuse, fight them. He took a torch to burn the house and Fatima met him and told him: are you here to burn our house? He said: yes, or you enter what the Ummah has entered (i.e swear allegiance).
  • Ya’qubi. Tarikh al-Ya’qoubi (in Urdu). 2. Karachi, Pakistan: Nafees Academy. p. 199. When Abu Bakr and Umar heard the news that a party of the Ansar and the Muhajirin have gathered with ‘Ali at the house of the daughter of the Prophet, they went with a group of people and attacked the house…
  • Al-Shahrastani. Al-Milal wa al-Nihal. A theologian called al-Naẓẓām (d. 231 AH) said: “Umar kicked Fatima’s stomach on the day of allegiance until she miscarried and he yelled: “Burn her house and whoever is in it” and in it were Ali, Fatima, al-Hasan and al-Husayn.”

…your second Rashidun (“Rightly Guided”) Caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab, was so ‘rashidun’ that he killed his own daughters during the time of Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance), only because they were females. Due to the fact that Sunni hadith books were composed and written down during the rule of godless Umayyad dynasty (whose back the Prophet broke, but Umar revived by giving them Syria as a fief), many embarrassing facts were omitted on purpose, whilist others fabricated to white-wash the reality. Therefore, one won’t find this fact in Muslim or Bukhari, having to look elsewhere.

Various Sunni authors recalling the event:

  • Al-TabaraniMajma Al-Zawa’id Wa Manba Al-Fawa’id. Vol. 8, Pg. # 204. Narrated Umar ibn Al-Khattab, and he was asked about the meaning of, ‘And when the female (infant) buried alive (as the pagan Arabs used to do) shall be questioned. Surah Al-Takwir, Verse 8.’ He said, “Qays ibn Assem came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and said, ‘I have buried alive some daughters of mine during Jahiliyyah [the period before Islam].’ Then ‘he’ said, ‘Free a slave for each one of them.’ Then I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah (saw), I am a camel man.’ ‘He’ said, ‘Sacrifice one corpulent (of a camel) for each one of them (the buried alive daughters).”Al-Bazar and Al-Tabarani narrated it, and the men of Al-Bazar are the men of Al-Saheeh other than Hussain ibn Mahdi Al-Ayli and he is trustworthy.
  • Muhammad Shanqiti. Adwa Al-Bayan Fi Idhah Al-Qur’aan Bil Qur’aan. Vol. 9, Pg. # 63. Narrated Umar ibn Al-Khattab’s saying, “There were two things in Jahiliyyah, one of them makes me cry and the other one makes me laugh. The one that makes me cry; I had taken a daughter of mine to bury her alive and I was digging the hole for her while she was dusting my beard off without knowing what I am planning for her, then when I remember that I cry. And the other one is that I used to make a God of dates that I put over my head to guard me during the night, then when I woke up I a well state I would eat it, and whenever I remember that I laugh at myself.
  • Al-NawawiKitab Al-Majmu Sharh Al-Muhazzab Lil-Shirazi. Vol. 21, Pg. # 21. It is narrated that Umar said, “O Messenger of Allah (saw), I have committed female infanticide in Jahiliyyah time.” Then the Prophet peace and prayers of Allah be upon him said, “Manumit a slave for each Maw’uda.”And the Maw’uda is the killed girl at birth. The Jahiliyyah people used to do so because of their fear of shame and poverty.
  • Al-Shafi‘iAl-Hawi Al-Kabeer. Fi Fiqh Madhab Al-Imam Shafi wa Huwa Sharh Mukhtasar Al-Mudhni. Vol. 13, Pg. # 67. It is narrated that Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, “O Messenger of Allah (saw), I have committed female infanticide in Jahiliyyah times.” Then ‘he’ said, “Manumit a slave for each buried alive girl.” Since Arabs used to dig a hole under the pregnant woman whenever she had labour that the child will fall into it whenever delivered then if he was a boy they would take him out of it and if she was a girl then they would leave it and they would dump soil over her body till she dies and this is premeditated killing and expiation has been ordered for this.
  • Abbas al-Aqqad.  Abqariyat Umar. Pg. # 222. He had buried a girl in Jahiliyyah times according to the abominable way that the narrations describe. In summary that he (Umar), was sitting with some of his companions and he laughed a little then he cried, therefore the present ones asked him about it then he said, “During Jahiliyyah times, we used to make an idol from dates then we would worship it then eat it, and this is the reason of my laughing. However, my crying was because I had a daughter and I wanted to bury her alive, then I took her with me and I dug a hole for her then she started dusting my beard off and I buried her alive.”

…you non-stop wage a campaign of terror (Nigeria, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc.), or support absolute dictatorships (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain) against Shia Muslim civilians while your Sunni brothers and sisters are slaughtered and humiliated daily by non-Muslims in Palestine/Israel (by Zionist Jews), Myanmar/Burma (by Buddhists), China (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) (by secular and atheist government), Tajikistan (by secularized Sunni government), Central African Republic (by Christian and animist militias).

…your ahadith contradict each other in so many places (1 vs. 2).

…you believe that one of your hadith narrators stoned to death an ‘adulterous female monkey’… (1).

Conclusion

All Sunnis worlwide use the same hadith books and adhere to the same main Sunni schools of jurisprudence that rely on those books. Note that (Shi’a) Muslims do NOT use the six major hadith collections followed by the Sunni, as they do not trust the Sunni narrators and transmitters. Shia have their own extensive hadith literature; free of terrorism, justifications for peadophilia, mockery and humiliation of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله‎‎), repression of women or the minorities, and others.

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How Modern Day Sunnis Linked An Alawite Religion With (Shia) Islam

Praise be to Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum, since the outbreak of the war in Syria in 2011 between the Baathist controlled regime and the opposition, a Bakri (“Sunni”) propaganda machine  labeles the conflict as a “struggle between the Alawite Shia-dominated and controlled government and the Sunni opposition.” Beside the obvious nonsense of such statement due to the fact that the Sunni Syrians make up 70%-75% of all Syrians, Alawites 8-10% and Shia Muslims 1-3%, therefore the Syrian Arab Army, Baath Brigades (full of foreign Sunni volunteers) and the famous Shabiha, almost entirely rely upon the pro-Assad Syrian Sunni tribes for their menpower, not to mention that they also hold high governmental positions; the Prime Minister of Syria (previously Minister of Health) Wael Nader al-Halqi, the Minister of Defense and also Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Armed Forces (previously Special Forces) General Major Fahd Jassem al-Freij, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and Major General Mohammad al-Shaar, an Interior Minister, are some of the Sunni Muslims in the positions of power, let us analyze the fact on how Shia is the Alawite religion and therefore the so-called ‘Syrian regime.’

Origin and general history

The Alawites, also known as Alawis (ʿAlawīyyah Arabic: علوية‎‎) adhere to a syncretistic religion that incorporates Gnostic, neo-Platonic, Islamic, Christian and other elements. Alawite beliefs have never been confirmed by their modern religious authorities, because adherents tend to conceal their beliefs due to historical persecution at the hands of Sunni “Muslims”.

The origin of the Alawites is disputed. Local folklore suggests that they are descendants of the followers of Hasan al-Askari (d. 873) and his pupil, Ibn Nusayr (d. 868). For this reason, Alawites are sometimes called “Nusayris” (Nuṣayrīyyah Arabic: نصيرية‎‎), though this term has come to have derogatory connotations in the modern era; another name, “Ansari” (al-Anṣāriyyah), is believed to be a mistransliteration of “Nusayri”. The Alawi religion seems to have been organised by a follower of Muhammad Ibn Nusayr known as Al-Khaṣībī, who died in Aleppo about 969 AD. In 1032 Al-Khaṣībī’s grandson and pupil, al-Tabarani, moved to Latakia (then controlled by the Byzantine Empire). Al-Tabarani influenced the Alawite faith through his writings and by converting the rural population of the Syrian Coastal Mountain Range.

Theology and beliefs 

Their theology is based on a divine triad, or trinity, which is the core of Alawite belief. The triad comprises three emanations of the one God: the supreme aspect or entity called the “Essence” or the “Meaning” (both being translations of ma’na), together with two lesser emanations known as his “Name” (ism), or “Veil” (hijab), and his “Gate” (bab). These emanations have manifested themselves in different human forms over several cycles in history, the last cycle of which was as Ali (the Essence/Meaning), Muhammad (the Name) and Salman the Persian (the Gate). Alawite belief is summarised in the formula: “I turn to the Gate; I bow before the Name; I adore the Meaning”.

Other supposed beliefs and practices include: frequently being given Christian names; burying the dead in sarcophagi above ground; observing Nowruz, Epiphany, Christmas and the feast days of John Chrysostom and Mary Magdalene; the only religious structures they have are the shrines of tombs; the alleged book Kitab al Majmu, which is supposedly a central source of Alawite doctrine; the belief that women do not have souls; majority of Syrian Alawite women do not observe head covering (hijab) on a day to day basis; alcohol consumption is also acceptable; for the religious ceremonies, they meet weekly in a mixed gatherings on Thursdays; the belief in reincarnation(for the main features of Alawi religious doctrine and organization, see René Dussaud, Histoire et religion des Nosairis (Paris: Bouillon, 1900); Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1st ed., s.v. “Nusairi” (Louis Massignon); Heinz Halm, Die islamische Gnosis: die extreme Schia und die Alawiten (Zurich: Artemis Verlag, 1982), 284-355; Matti Moosa, Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1988), 255-418; and Fuad I. Khuri, Imams and Emirs: State, Religion and Sects in Islam (London: Saqi Books, 1990), 136-41, 198-202.)

Persecution, genocide and the war in Syria

From the beginning of the Alawite religion, they faced persecution. According to Gregory Bar Hebraeus (1226 – 30 July 1286), who was a catholicos (Chief bishop of Persia) of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the 13th century, many Alawites were killed when the Crusaders initially entered Syria in 1097; however, they tolerated them when they concluded they were not a truly Islamic sect.

In the 14th century, the Alawites were forced by a Sunni Mamluk ruler Baibars to build mosques in their settlements, to which they responded with token gestures described by the Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta (February 25, 1304 – 1368 or 1369):

Every village built a mosque far from the houses, which the villagers neither enter nor maintain. They often shelter cattle and asses in it. Often a stranger arrives and goes to the mosque to recite the [Islamic] call to prayer; then they yell to him, ‘Stop braying, your fodder is coming.’ ” – Ibn Battuta, as quoted by Daniel Pipes (1992). Greater Syria. Oxford University Press. p. 161. ISBN 9780195363043.

One of the most famous godfathers of Sunni terrorism, Ibn Taymiyya’, issued a fatwa about Alawites (whom he called “Nusayris” from the name of their founder):

“the Nusayris are more infidel than Jews or Christians, even more infidel than many polytheists. They have done greater harm to the community of Muhammad than have the warring infidels such as the Franks, the Turks, and others. To ignorant Muslims they pretend to be Shi’is, though in reality they do not believe in God or His prophet or His book…Whenever possible, they spill the blood of Muslims…They are always the worst enemies of the Muslims…war and punishment in accordance with Islamic law against them are among the greatest of pious deeds and the most important obligations.” – Ibn Taymiyyah, as quoted by Daniel Pipes (1992). Greater Syria. Oxford University Press. p. 163. ISBN 9780195363043.

After the region was taken over (1517-1918) from the Sunni Mamluk Empire by the Ottoman Empire, the persecution of Alawites intensified. The Ottomans attempted to convert them to Sunni “Islam”. Alawites were marginalized and made into a cast of poor peasant-serfs for their local Sunni landowners. (Field, Michael (1 March 1996). Inside the Arab World -. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674455214.) Alawites were not allowed to testify in court until after World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. They rose up against the Ottomans on several occasions, and maintained their autonomy in their mountains.

The establishment of the French Mandate of Syria marked a turning point in Alawi history. It gave the French the power to recruit Syrian civilians into their armed forces for an indefinite period and created exclusive areas for minorities, including an Alawite State. The Alawite State was later dismantled, but the Alawites continued to be a significant part of the Syrian army. Since Hafez al-Assad took power in 1970, the government has been dominated by a political elite led by the Alawite Al-Assad family. During the Sunni Islamist uprising in Syria in the 1970s and 1980s the establishment came under pressure. Even greater pressure has resulted from the Syrian Civil War.

Not suprisingly, the struggle of Sunni Islamists to rule exclusively over Syria like in the past, is justified with the historical “scholarly” opinions of their learned. Ibn Taymiyya’s fatwa on Alawites as “more infidel than Christians and Jews” has been recited after 800 years by Muslim Brotherhood affiliated scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Syrian “moderate” rebel leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Zahran Alloush in their campaign of cleansing Syria from pro-Assad Sunni loyalists and Alawite men, women and babies.

(Shia) Islam and Alawite religion, temporary marriage of Realpolitik

Despite fairly modern Sunni Islamist propaganda, that runs contradictionary to the Sunni fatwas and actions of the past, that links Alawism to (Shia) Islam, historically Shias never considered Alawites to be a part of their faith. Purely for political reasons, some of the modern day Shia scholars and/or politicians, ruled that the Alawites are (Shia) Muslims (notice the difference, not Twelver Shias but just Shia Muslims) such as Lebanese cleric Musa al-Sadr and Iranian religious and political leader Ruhollah Khomeini. It’s noteworthy that the Sunni Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini issued a fatwa recognizing them as part of the Muslim community. (Talhamy, Y. (2010). “The Fatwas and the Nusayri/Alawis of Syria”. Middle Eastern Studies 46 (2): 175–194. doi:10.1080/00263200902940251.)

Many Sunnis, and some of the Western political analists, assume that the majority Shia Iran backed the Syrian regime because of the ruling elite’s ‘Shi’ism’, however such notion is not only denied officially by Iran and Assad, but also runs contradictionary to the simple logical and historical facts:

(…)Without Iran’s help, the regime would likely have collapsed. Some believe Tehran has backed Syria to the hilt because of their common religious roots. Both ruling cliques claim affinity with the heterodox Shia, who are a minority in an Islamic world populated by orthodox Sunnis. But Iran’s Syrian strategy derives less from spurious religious ties than it does from geopolitical factors. Surrounded by hostile pro-Western nations, Iran needs all the allies it can find to ensure that its regional interests are protected.

Little binds the Iranian Shia, known as Twelvers, with the Alawi Shia who rule Syria. The ninth-century founder of the Alawi sect was an adherent of the eleventh of the Twelvers’ religious leaders. He promoted doctrines that were incompatible with Twelverism and was declared an infidel by medieval Twelver scholars. Later Alawi theologians went even farther, abrogating many of Islamic laws such as fasting during the month of Ramadan while advocating the non-Islamic concept of the transmigration of souls. They went so far as to deify Muhammad’s cousin Ali, claiming that he was the true recipient of the prophetic message. They adopted Christian and pagan holidays.

These teachings did not sit well with medieval Twelver scholars. The tenth-century Twelver heresiographer Abu Muhammad al-Hassan ibn Musa al-Nawbakhti claimed the Alawi founder propagated the un-Islamic belief of the transmigration of souls and permitted homosexual relations. Jurists such as the eleventh-century scholar Muhammad bin al-Hassan al-Tusi accused the Alawis of heresy and cursed them for permitting what was forbidden.

This suited the Alawis. They believed they were the true holders of the original Islamic message, and had little affection for Muslims who refused to follow them. The Twelvers viewed them as enemies, and in 1834 raised troops for the Ottomans to quash an Alawi revolt.

Sometimes Alawis did not even identify as Muslims. When European travelers began visiting Syria in the eighteenth century, Alawis informed them they were Christians. Isolated in their mountain strongholds, they had little interaction with Muslims. But modernity shattered these walls. To prevent missionaries from claiming them as lost Christians, the Ottomans asserted they were Muslims. Mosques were built. But the Alawis rejected these attempts of integration into the Islamic community. When the French ruled Syria, they too tried to incorporate them into the Islamic fold. Twelver judges were imported to establish courts. But the Alawis rebuffed them as well. In 1948, Alawi students went to the Twelver center of Najaf, Iraq to learn their doctrines. But after being ridiculed and scorned, most quickly returned home.

In the 1960s, Alawis officers took power in Syria. But they did not establish cordial ties with Iran. Instead, it was the Iran-Iraq war that proved a turning point. Tehran was an international pariah, rejected by the West and fearful of Soviet communism. It was desperate for allies. The Syrian president detested his Iraqi counterpart and saw the war as an opportunity to weaken him. Iran bolstered a flailing Syrian economy in 1982 by providing free oil. But religious ties between the Alawis and Twelvers were as strained as ever. A 1985 American diplomatic cable noted that Twelver scholars “view the Alawis as heretical and despicable.” Indicative of the abyss between them, Twelvers sought to proselytize among the Alawis. Six preachers were arrested for doing so in 1996.

But even shared adversaries could not overcome the abyss separating them. When Iran flexed its muscles in the Middle East, Syria often recoiled. After Iranian gains against Iraq alarmed Saudi Arabia in 1986–1987, Syria sought to restrain Tehran. In 1987, Syrian forces clashed with Hezbollah, as its gains threatened the fragile balance between Lebanon’s myriad sects. Syria was never comfortable with the Iranian-Hezbollah strategy of kidnapping Westerners in Lebanon. And Damascus exposed the existence of American weapons sales to Tehran in what became known as the Iran-Contra affair.

When Iran made claims on several islands controlled by the United Arab Emirates in 1995, Syria backed the tiny nation. And Syria was never comfortable with Iran’s attempt to export its revolution to other Shiite communities. During the past decade, Damascus has allied with Sunni Arab nations in criticizing Tehran’s links to Shiite groups in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Economic ties between the two countries were never robust. In 2007, Iranian-Syrian trade only amounted to about one-third of Washington’s commercial exchanges with Damascus. One area where the two cooperated was tourism. Iranians constituted approximately 20 percent of all tourists to Syria. Most are pilgrims, who visit Shiite religious shrines that hold no religious importance to Alawis.

Iran and Syria built a defensive alliance based on mutual adversaries and fears. Historically apprehensive of American and Israeli designs in the Middle East, they share limited interests beyond their anti-Western ideology. But even this was not enough to persuade Syria to put both feet in the Iranian camp. Damascus always tried to keep Tehran at a comfortable distance, so as to not alienate Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries.

Today, Iran fears the fall of the Alawi regime would result in a Sunni government, which would ally with its rival Saudi Arabia. It worries about the regional isolation that would ensue. Iran also dreads the spread of the Wahhabi ideology that Riyadh propagates. The virulent anti-Shiite doctrines that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) endorses were born in Saudi madrasas.

Equally worrying is that a Sunni Syria would prevent Tehran from sending arms to Hezbollah. An Alawi fall would wipe out the regional gains that it has carefully cultivated for almost forty years.

Though not wed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Tehran cannot afford to see the Alawis relinquish power. For this reason, it will stubbornly cling to the status quo, refusing to make any tangible concessions during negotiations. The Sunni government that Saudi Arabia aspires to install in Damascus is anathema to Tehran, and must be prevented at all costs.

It is this fear of Sunnis that brings Iran and Syria together. Their defensive alliance is built on interests. (…) – Barak Barfi, The Real Reason Why Iran Backs Syria.

Ironically, for a compendium of historical hostile Twelver references to the Alawis, one can see the clandestine publication of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Nadhir, from 22 October 1980.

Conclusion

For political and secterian reasons, the modern day Sunni terrorists threw Alawites and (Shia) Muslims into one bucket to give their Sunni campaign of terror some legitimacy. One can clearly see that the Alawites historically were never considered Muslims by the Shias, Christians and Sunnis alike, as well as they never considered themselves as a part of an Islamic nation, not to even mention (Shia) Islam. The alliance of Damascus and Tehran is purely political, and has nothing to do with faith. It is the modern day Sunni terrorists with their secterian ideology that linked the Alawite religion with (Shia) Islam, and the Syrian secular regime that rely on the Sunni masses to ally with the Shia majority Iran.

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]

The Oppression Of Women In (Sunni) “Islam”

Praise be to Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum, we all heard about instances where women from the self-described Muslim backgrounds were, or still are, opressed verbally, mentally or physically. Who never heard about the sexist, misogynistic and brutal treatment of women in Afghanistan by the Sunni Sufi Taliban? Honor killings in Pakistan? Mandatory niqab in Saudi Arabia? Islamophobes in the West pick up on that and portray the religion of Islam as a driving force behind the unjust treatment of the opposite sex. That couldn’t be further from the truth, misogyny has religion, and that religion is a Sunni cult that hijacked the real Islamic teachings.

Women in the West and Arabia before the Prophet Muhammad, and after

Aristotle explicitly states “as regards the sexes, the male is by nature superior and the female inferior, the male ruler and the female subject ”- Politics, 4 (1254b13–14), as quoted and translated by and in Smith, Nicholas D. “Plato and Aristotle on the Nature of Women”. Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (4): 467–478.

In ancient Athens, at the time so praised by the Westerners, democratic regime was limited ONLY to the free male citizens (those whose parents were born in Athens while being able to trace their roots generations back) of mature age. This excluded a majority of the population: slaves, freed slaves, children, women and metics (foreigners resident in Athens). The Athenian women had very limited rights and privileges in all spheres of life including even being forced to remain invisible at home, and as Nicole Loraux argues, they weren’t even considered citizens (Loraux, Nicole (1993). The Children of Athena: Athenian Ideas about Citizenship and the Division Between the Sexes. Translated by Levine, Caroline. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 8. ISBN 9780691037622.). They had restricted movement in public and were very segregated from the men. Athenian women couldn’t own any property of real value and run for any political positions. They were forbidden even from attending the court cases that involved them. Athenian ways greatly influenced the thinking of the Christian Church Fathers that carried on with it. Western culture was build, in part, on misogyny that went unchallenged till the late 19th century, to be fully considered citizens, women had to wait for the second half of the 20 century.

Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do. (Quran 16:97)

The status of women in pre-Islamic Arabia was of that similar to the Athenian city-state. Islam was a very first real force to challenge this ancient system, by elevating the status of women and making them equal to their male counterparts. Islam forbid sexual relations outside of marriage, a woman, according to Islamic tradition, does not have to give her pre-marriage possessions to her husband and she receives a mahr (dower) which she then owns. Furthermore, any earnings that a woman receives through employment or business, after marriage, is hers to keep and need not contribute towards family expenses. This is because, once the marriage is consummated, a woman is entitled to nafaqa – namely, the financial responsibility for reasonable housing, food and other household expenses for the family, including the spouse, falls entirely on the husband. The Qur’an grants inheritance rights to wife, daughter, and sisters of the deceased – women who had no such rights in pre-Arab lands. According to (Shia) Islam, non-mahram (not related) male can’t enter any room where women are. God revealed whole sura named “An-Nisa” (Women) in the Quran.

 The human made Sunni cult vs. The Islam as revealed by God

There’s a huge difference between the way women are seen and treated in Islam the way it was revealed by God and carried on by the Prophet Muhammad, his pure household and their followers, and the Sunni cult that carries with the traditions of Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Aisha, Muawiya, Yazid and Khalid ibn al-Walid. In contrast with the Sunni cult, Shia Muslims take Ahl al-Bayt (“People of the House” or “Family of the House”. Within the Islamic tradition, the term refers to the family of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, successors of Muhammad and consist of Muhammad, Fatimah, Ali, Hasan , Husayn and Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah / ibn Ali, known collectively as the Ahl al-Kisa, “People of the Cloak”), as perfect role models to be followed. According to the Shia and Sunni ahadith, many of Prophet Muhammad’s companions asked for Fatimah’s (his daughter’s) hand in marriage, including the later usurpers and tyrants, Abu Bakr and Umar. Prophet Muhammad turned them all down, saying that he was awaiting a sign of her destiny. He put forward the proposal from Ali to Fatimah, who remained silent and did not reject the proposal like the previous ones. The Prophet of Islam took this to be a sign of affirmation and consent. Prophet Muhammad told Ali that he had been ordered by God to give his daughter Fatimah to Ali in marriage. Muhammad said to Fatimah: “I have married you to the dearest of my family to me.” Their marriage lasted about ten years and, as recorded in Shia and Sunni hadith (that the Sunni oppressors never mention or even remove from their ahadith books)  ended when Fatimah died angry due to the injuries she received at the hands of Abu Bakr and Umar. Although polygyny is permitted by Islam, Ali did not marry another woman while Fatimah was alive.

The story of Fatimah was mentioned to our dear readers, so that they could understand where the mistreatment of women comes from in the Sunni cult that hijacked Islam. If the Sunni “rightly guided” caliphs could assault and kill the Prophet’s daughter, then who wouldn’t follow in their footsteps with their own mothers, sisters, daughters, wives? There will be written completly separate article about the opression and genocide of Prophet Muhammad and his pure family, at the hands of Sunnis and their historical role models.

All Sunnis worlwide use the same hadith books and adhere to the same main Sunni schools of jurisprudence that rely on those books. Note that (Shi’a) Muslims do NOT use the six major hadith collections followed by the Sunni, as they do not trust the Sunni narrators and transmitters. Shia have their own extensive hadith literature; free of terrorism, violence, justifications for peadophilia, repression of women or the minorities, particulary the Jews.

Oppression against women in the light of authentic Sunni theological books

Some of the authentic Sunni ahadith about women, underlines come from us, note how all speak about “the women”, not an evil women, not a wrong-doing women, but the women in general:

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 62, Hadith 30

Narrated Abdullah bin ‘Umar:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Evil omen is in the women, the house and the horse.’

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 62, Number 31

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

Evil omen was mentioned before the Prophet: The Prophet said, “If there is evil omen in anything, it is in the house, the woman and the horse.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 62, Hadith 32

Narrated Sahl bin Sad:

Allah’s Apostle said, “If at all there is bad omen, it is in the horse, the woman, and the house.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 62, Hadith 33

Narrated Usama bin Zaid:

The Prophet said, “After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women.”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the most authentic book after the Quran.

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 72, Hadith 715

Narrated ‘Ikrima:

Rifa’a divorced his wife whereupon ‘AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. ‘Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Apostle came, ‘Aisha said, “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!” When ‘AbdurRahman heard that his wife had gone to the Prophet, he came with his two sons from another wife. She said, “By Allah! I have done no wrong to him but he is impotent and is as useless to me as this,” holding and showing the fringe of her garment, ‘Abdur-Rahman said, “By Allah, O Allah’s Apostle! She has told a lie! I am very strong and can satisfy her but she is disobedient and wants to go back to Rifa’a.” Allah’s Apostle said, to her, “If that is your intention, then know that it is unlawful for you to remarry Rifa’a unless Abdur-Rahman has had sexual intercourse with you.” Then the Prophet saw two boys with ‘Abdur-Rahman and asked (him), “Are these your sons?” On that ‘AbdurRahman said, “Yes.” The Prophet said, “You claim what you claim (i.e. that he is impotent)? But by Allah, these boys resemble him as a crow resembles a crow,”

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the third (after Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim) most authentic book after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 12, Hadith 2141

Iyas ibn Abdullah ibn Abu Dhubab reported the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) as saying:

Do not beat Allah’s handmaidens, but when Umar came to the Messenger 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 Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) complaining against their husbands. So the Messenger 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.

Classification of hadith: Dae’ef (weak)

Sunni collection: Sunan Abu Dawood. In Sunni “Islam”, it’s considered the third (after Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim) most authentic book after the Quran.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 12, Hadith 2142

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.

(Note that the Ḍaʻīf (ضَعِيْف) is the categorization of a hadith as “weak”. Sunni “scholar” Ibn Hajar described the cause of a hadith being classified as weak as “either due to discontinuity in the chain of narrators or due to some criticism of a narrator.” (Nuzhah al-Nuthr, published with ”Al-Nukat”, pg. 108, ”Dar ibn al-Jawzi”, al-Damam, 6th edition.) This discontinuity refers to the omission of a narrator occurring at different positions within the isnād. It does NOT mean that the hadith is invalid or not authentic in itself, it only means that it misses one of a hadith narrators by error, mistake or simply by being overlooked in the process of writing it down.)

Oppression against women in practice

The Sunni “Rightly Guided” Caliphs, are well known to be a misoginiyst tyrants. There are so many Sunni and Shia hadith narrating how Abu Bakr or Umar beat women, related to them or not, that we can’t list them all here due to the technical limitations. The most famous case is when both afromentioned Sunni role models, assaulted physically Fatimah, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. There are others, such as Aisha, being hit so hard by her father, Abu Bakr, that she “remained motionless as if I was dead” because “that hit was very painful.” Previously listed hadith, where second Sunni “Rightly Guided” Caliph said that the husbands won’t be asked why they beat their wives. Note that to give HIS statement legitimacy, Umar supposedly repeated the words of Prophet Muhammad, which of course is a filthy lie attributed to the Messanger of God by the tyrant who beat random women on the streets (ISIS continues such glorious traditions of their second caliph):

 

Ironically, Umar is named by the Sunni cult as Al-Farooq (“the one who distinguishes between right and wrong”).

The national television of the Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has aired a video, in which a Sunni Islamic family doctor is seen teaching men in the country how to ‘properly’ beat their wives. The video is believed to have been aired in the country in early February, 2016. The Kingdom’s government is said to have approved the video, and that is why it was given airtime on national television. After airing the video in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government released the controversial video in the United States via the Washington DC-based Middle East Media Research Institute, in April 2016. Women activists group describe the video as nothing less than infuriating. Among some, he blamed the women for provoking their husbands, expressing shock that some women are ‘stubborn’ to the point that only beatings can bring them to order.

Some women groups have called for the United States government to condemn the video, as it denigrates womanhood. But neither the State Department, which is responsible for international relations for the country, nor any government official from the White House, has commented on the controversial video.

This is not the first time the United States has turned a blind eye on happenings in Saudi Arabia, its second (after Israel) closest ally in the Middle East. Early in 2016, Saudi Arabia embarked on an exercise of beheading people who speak against the dictatorial policies of the country’s ruling class. 47 people, including a prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Bakir al-Nimr, were beheaded on January 1st, 2016, for “embarking on anti-government activities.” This sparked huge outcry from the (Shia) Muslims worldwide. The United States never commented, or issued a statement, on the beheadings.

Once again a Sunni “scholar” goes on national television and ‘reminds’ everybody that the women are subjected to the men and their violent desires. Don’t forget that Arabic religious channels (especially those operated by the governments), are watched daily by millions of people. More different Sunni “scholars” on the subject:

 

Except Sunni books and TV clerical encouragement of violence, on March 11, 2002, a fire at a girls’ school in Mecca, Saudi Arabia killed fifteen people, all young girls. The event was especially notable due to complaints that Saudi Arabia’s religious police (aka the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice) stopped schoolgirls from leaving the burning building and hindered rescue workers because “the girls were not wearing correct Islamic dress”, and possibly for not being escorted by a male. According to at least two reports, members of the CPVPV, also known as Mutaween, would not allow the girls to escape or to be saved from the fire because they were “not properly covered”, and the mutaween “did not want physical contact to take place between the girls and the civil defense forces for fear of sexual enticement”, the girls were locked in by the police, and forced back into the building. Civil Defense stated that the fire had extinguished itself before they arrived on the scene. CPVPV officers did appear to object to Civil Defense workers going into the building—Human Rights Watch quoted a Civil Defense officer as saying, “Whenever the girls got out through the main gate, these people forced them to return via another. Instead of extending a helping hand for the rescue work, they were using their hands to beat us.”

In another case, in 2014; a female student at a Saudi university died after being denied access to advanced medical assistance because the paramedics were male. Senior members of the faculty prevented the paramedics from entering primarily because the student was not fully covered and they did not want to get unrelated men in close proximity to her.

In 2015, a woman in Saudi Arabia has secretly filmed her husband cheating on her at their home by groping a housemaid. The vengeful wife published the video online, but now faces up to one year in prison according to the kingdom’s laws for “insulting husband’s dignity.” There are hundreds cases a year about servants and housemaids (imported from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and poor African countries) being treated like slaves, denied pay or raped and killed (often after enduring long term tortures). Such crimes go mainly unpunished.

Peadophilia and underage marriages

Underage arranged marriages are widespread in majority Sunni communities, as they are justified (again) with an “authentic” Sunni ahadith that Aisha was six or seven years old when she was married to Prophet Muhammad, with the marriage not being consummated until the age of nine or ten years old (see Sahih al-Bukhari, 5:58:234, 5:58:236, 7:62:64, 7:62:65, 7:62:88, Sahih Muslim, 8:3309, 8:3310, 8:3311, 41:4915, Sunan Abu Dawood, 41:4917). For example:

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 62, Hadith 64

Narrated ‘Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

Some Sunni sources disagree. Ibn Hisham wrote in his biography of Muhammad that she may have been… ten years old at the consummation. Ibn Khallikan, as well as Ibn Sa’d al-Baghdadi citing Hisham ibn Urwah, record that she was… nine years old at marriage, and twelve at consummation.

The notion of Aisha being younger than 18 years old is widely refuted and proven as a lie against the Prophet of Islam by numerous true Islamic scholars who expose such mockery of Islam and its Prophet:

 

 

 

(Shia) Islamic response to the un-islamic Sunni oppression against women

Classification of hadith: Sahih (authentic)

Shia collection.

Jami’ al-Akhbar, p. 447, no. 1259

Prophet Muhammad (May Allah grant peace and honor on him and his family) said:

“I am truly astonished at the man who beats his wife when he is more deserving of the beating than her!”

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [2:42]