Be merciful to those on earth and the one in the heavens will be merciful to you!

Muhammad the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said:

اِرْحَمُوا مَنْ فِي الأَرْضِ يَرْحَمْكُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ

Be merciful to those on earth and the one in the heavens will be merciful to you!

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1924

irhamu man fil ard yarhamkum man fissamaa


Categories: Eric bin Kisam, Hadith, Islam

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  1. I recently finished reading Unsheathed by Tara Macarthur.

  2. It is a good biography of the life of Mohammed based on islamic source material.

    • looks like a load of crap to me.

      • @ Paul

        Just read a chapter it is.

      • @ Paul

        According to this kafara, fighting Quraish at Badr was a violation of the Jews pact in Medina lol.

      • From the gems of the book Mecca:

        “At this point the Quraysh elders were desperate. Abu Talib was. willing to fight every other clan in Mecca for the sake of keeping. his own clan together – and he was not even a Muslim. Yet people from every clan were converting to Islam, not just poor people but now the middle ranks as well. The Muslims might become strong enough to achieve Muhammad’s goal of taking over the Kaaba. Once they controlled religion, Muhammad would be King, and the Muslims would be his priests and governors. So it was not just a question of getting rid of Muhammad, for someone like Abu Bakr would soon stand up to take his place. They had to suppress the whole Islamic movement. Arabia had no central government, and Mecca had no police or jails. The Meccan way of dealing with crime was to rely on the clan. chiefs to deal with unruly juniors. The Quraysh elders decided that everyone would deal systematically with the Muslims in his own clan, punishing them until they gave up Islam. For the next two years, the Quraysh oppressed the Muslims; but they did not oppress all of them equally.”

        So guys they had no choice lol. Wait it gets better.

        “Those of junior status within a family were locked up at home, which sometimes meant literally tying them up. It was sensible to remove from wider society young people who had
        proved themselves a danger to that society…”

        Of course, since people can’t make decisions we agree with we shoul tie them up in the house. What else do you expect?

        “Saad Zuhra’s mother tried emotional blackmail. Her eldest son had already been kicked out of Mecca for killing someone, and when she saw that Saad was a ringleader of Islamic violence, she dreaded that he was going the same way.*”

        Now that * there isn’t a typo. As nuch as she made it seem like he murdered a dude because of Islam we have to scroll all the way down at the footnotes:

        * Her eldest son’s crime had nothing to do with Islam; it had happened before Muhammad met his angel. Saad’s greatest regret was that he never had the opportunity to kill his older brother.

        Wait now what about slaves?

        “The Quraysh were much crueller to people about whom they did not care. They beat their slaves until they could hardly stand up, imprisoned them in their houses, deprived them of food and drink or forced them to stand in the noonday sun.

        Even so, it is difficult to distinguish real persecution of the Muslims from ordinary abuse. Some slave-owners, like Umayya Juma and Umar, had always been cruel. Islam provided the latest excuse to continue the mistreatment; but it did not add up to a real change in the way the slaves were treated.”

        Oh well if that’s the case! But wait didn’t rich and middle clan members flee to Africa as refugees to escape persecution? Don’t worry she thought of that, ahem:

        “Yet they returned to Mecca just three months later. Perhaps they had only gone to investigate future possibilities. The Quraysh were angry to hear that the Emperor of Ethiopia had treated the Muslims kindly. They were probably afraid that Muhammad was plotting with the Emperor to invade Arabia;* it was only seventy years since a previous Emperor of Ethiopia really had tried this.”

        Back to our * footnotes:

        * There is no evidence that Muhammad was really plotting this. It is unlikely that he wanted to make Islam subject to a foreign Christian King.

        Then why mention it? Ahe then mention obviously documented cases of torture in quick passing notes lile oh and he was burned with coals until back was scarred or something like that. As Farid said you have to love they have to downplay the 13 years of persecution in the narrative to make them seem like poor victims when warfare breaks out.

        One thing to her credit though she has nice graphs, I guess?

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