We constantly see Muslims committing acts of terror and justifying them by reference to Islamic texts and teachings. Then other Muslims explain to us that terrorism actually has nothing to do with Islamic texts and teachings, properly understood. But they’re always explaining this to non-Muslims, not to the Muslim terrorists who are supposedly misunderstanding their religion.
“Taught By Muhammad”? Great idea! Will they teach students these statements, and others like them, that are attributed to Muhammad in the Hadith?
“I have been made victorious through terror.” (Bukhari 4:52.220)
“Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them…. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. (Muslim 4294)
“I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right affairs rest with Allah.” (Muslim 30)
“May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.” (Bukhari 1.8.427)
Women are “deficient in religion and intellect,” and comprise the majority of those spending eternity in hellfire. (Bukhari 1.6.301, 4.54.464)
“If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning.” (Bukhari 4.54.460)
“Educational charity out to show Dundonians the true meaning of Islam,” by Jamie Milligan, The Courier, January 14 2017:
A Dundee charity is helping educate children on the true meaning of Islam.
Taught By Muhammad have given educational presentations to 1200 secondary school pupils during a two year period in an attempt to address misconceptions pupils may have about Islam.
The charity, which carries out a range of charitable efforts across Dundee, has visited Harris Academy, Morgan Academy and Craigie High School to help give teenagers a better understanding. 1,500 people have witnessed the group’s presentations.
Rizwan Rafik, project coordinator of Taught By Muhammad, revealed he and fellow coordinator Jennifer Mabrouk sometimes find students initially link Islam with things like “terrorism” but the overwhelming majority say they have a better understanding of the religion following the presentation.
Using feedback forms, Rizwan and his colleagues are able to ascertain 98% of students have an enhanced knowledge of Islam and the lives of Muslims living locally.
He explained: “For us it’s about breaking down barriers. The presentations always seem to go well.
“We’ve spoken with between 1,100 and 1,200 students over the years and 98% say their understanding of Islam and Muslims has improved after we speak with them.
“The good thing about being in the classroom is that we make it open and honest. When something is on someone’s mind and they can’t say it, it makes it harder to break down barriers.”
Rizwan continued: “When we first go in we ask kids to write down what they think when they hear the word Muslim. Often people write things like “terrorist” or “Isis”, but I always thank them for being honest….
“And the good thing about being open and honest is that 98% of people say they understand the true meaning of Islam after the presentations.”